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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 939
Posted By headwind15

If your bike is decent condition, there is no...

If your bike is decent condition, there is no reason to carry any tools whatsoever, (aside from tire irons).
07-14-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By headwind15

Sorry, but no criticism here. I don't know of...

Sorry, but no criticism here. I don't know of any downside. I like having aero bars on my bikes. Sometimes I am shocked to see how much faster I go when I use them.
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By headwind15

Single tree held hammock

This has got to be the best idea I have seen for a long time, the biggest problem that I have seen for using a hammock is finding two trees (in some places) the right distance apart to use a hammock....
07-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if age has anything to do with...

I don't know if age has anything to do with this./ I don't know how old you are? I used to tour on a fully loaded touring bike, about 800 miles a week without fatigue/ problems/ night sweats/ sore...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By headwind15

I hate to be a buzz kill, but... Tourists on this...

I hate to be a buzz kill, but... Tourists on this site are going to have their opinion, but what really counts is that you do not like about your bike. I have a number of touring bikes. When I get...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By headwind15

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP...

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP YOUR FIRST TOUR POSITIVE. I will never forget my first tour (in A good way) Hitchiking down to San Diego at the end of June. Spending the first 4-5...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,972
Posted By headwind15

Waterproof sleeping bag

Thank you for your perspective. You definitely have some valid points. I posted this thread for advise. I do live in Arizona, so your comments about heat at night are spot on. I do use a knee...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,723
Posted By headwind15

Change gearing.

I use a 48 x 11 gear on my touring bike all the time on downhills when going 35 mph. I have been using a 120" gear on my touring bikes since 1985, and have yet/ ever have any knee issues at all. ...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By headwind15

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You...

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You wrote about flat bar bikes. Do you know that, that is the type of bike you would like the most? A lot of bike tourists prefer (drop) road type...
Forum: Touring
05-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By headwind15

Since you are looking to dip your toes into the...

Since you are looking to dip your toes into the test waters that is bicycle touring, I would recommend starting with your 1220. A lot of cyclist buy all the gear and either find out they don't like...
05-14-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,596
Posted By headwind15

Sorry to bring the news but 5'- 6" and 160 lbs...

Sorry to bring the news but 5'- 6" and 160 lbs isn't light. The Italian road cyclist Pozzovivo is 5' - 6" and 118 lbs. Even Nibali is 5' - 11" and 143 pounds. I don't consider myself light 5'-6"...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,898
Posted By headwind15

(long) Sleeping shirt

Yea, Since 1985, I found that after a long day (or short) in the saddle, the last thing that you want is something wrapped around your crotch. A super long shirt (sometimes I sleep with my leg...
05-12-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,165
Posted By headwind15

I am now eating a (small) can of sardines a day...

I am now eating a (small) can of sardines a day (suppose to be high in vitamin D), to boost my "D" level, but from what I have read, it can take a while. I am scheduled to see my doctor again on the...
04-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By headwind15

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster...

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster because the drive power of two people are generating a pulling force upon it. the front tire is just rolling (around). Nothing to do with rider(s)...
04-06-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By headwind15

Micro-adjust usually means that the seat rails...

Micro-adjust usually means that the seat rails are clamped by two bolts (front and back) Adjustment is done in small increment (if desired) by tightening one bolt and loosening the other, for...
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By headwind15

You did not say how you arrived at your diagnosis...

You did not say how you arrived at your diagnosis or your age. A while back, I thought that I had pirformis syndrome, but it was a self diagnosis so I kept on trying to work it by lying on a...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By headwind15

Better yet, how about going to Palm Springs, park...

Better yet, how about going to Palm Springs, park and tour around a big (warm) loop where instead of a low of 34 it's 54 degrees and you can camp and carry on without using hotels. If anyone is...
02-02-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,360
Posted By headwind15

You have to know bikes, know them pretty well. ...

You have to know bikes, know them pretty well. Since I was a bike shop owner for over 12 yrs, I know bikes. So when I spotted a Scott mtn bike in my size with a double butted aluminum frame like...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,291
Posted By headwind15

I doubt that a different tent is going to make...

I doubt that a different tent is going to make you significantly warmer. A bivy might be warmer due to the low cubic size. I would recommend some really thick wool socks and a buff.
Forum: Touring
10-31-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,177
Posted By headwind15

You could go down and talk to Andy Gilmour in...

You could go down and talk to Andy Gilmour in Tucson, he has been building frames for a long time.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,263
Posted By headwind15

When weight concerns come up it is easy to focus...

When weight concerns come up it is easy to focus on the bike. Always consider the riders weight in the equation. I'll never forget the time this guy showed up on a ride with what has to have...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,761
Posted By headwind15

A 4.5" plastic poly wheel grinder will take 80 -...

A 4.5" plastic poly wheel grinder will take 80 - 90% of the paint off of a frame in less than an hour.
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By headwind15

Touring covers so many areas, I mean do you want...

Touring covers so many areas, I mean do you want to do strictly pavement, off roading, or a combination? Do you get up early, sleep in? Any idea on how many hours a day in the saddle? What you...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,332
Posted By headwind15

When you say winter, I don't know exactly how...

When you say winter, I don't know exactly how cold. In my opinion the Pocket Shower is the most under-rated gear item that I never see on tourists gear list. (I would highly recommend it, if you...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,492
Posted By headwind15

You can't post that here, you are going to make...

You can't post that here, you are going to make tourists here jealous and you did better than me picking up a Windsor Tourist for $200.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,657
Posted By headwind15

It sounds like you are playing competitive...

It sounds like you are playing competitive tourist games.
08-23-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By headwind15

I would highly recommend bikes from '97 onward,...

I would highly recommend bikes from '97 onward, because XTR V brakes work insainly well/ significantly better than cantilever brakes.
08-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,813
Posted By headwind15

As A bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12...

As A bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12 years, I find the term "a different rear sprocket to move the gears more correctly" disturbing. The mechanic is making up this terminology up. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By headwind15

How about upgrading the motor!!!

How about upgrading the motor!!!
08-11-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By headwind15

Oh, I was not saying you should buy a Giant or...

Oh, I was not saying you should buy a Giant or what size or anything. (you never gave your height). I was just trying to give a visual on the frame size/ seat post extension on the Giant to give...
08-10-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By headwind15

Since no one else has said it, I will; DUDE THAT...

Since no one else has said it, I will; DUDE THAT FRAME IS WAY TOO BIG. I used to own bike shops for over 12 years an have sold hundreds of road bikes. Your frame is what is called a compact...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,088
Posted By headwind15

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.
07-29-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By headwind15

This is just my opinion. I do not think that...

This is just my opinion. I do not think that your frame size has anything to do with neck issues(s). My opinion is that it's your A) posture Your head looks like it might be craning forward a bit....
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