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Forum: Touring
05-21-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Tourist in MSN

REI was started as a coop to aid climbers to...

REI was started as a coop to aid climbers to obtain the hard to find stuff that they could not find in stores, I am paraphrasing their initial purpose here, not copying and pasting it. I do not know...
Forum: Touring
05-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought an Axiom front rack several years ago, I...

I bought an Axiom front rack several years ago, I was sure that the bad photo that I saw the product listing had to be taken by a camera that was at an angle. It came, then found that it could not be...
Replies: 36
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tourist in MSN

​​​ I recall a few years ago on this...

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I recall a few years ago on this forum seeing someone posting about using a friction shifter to mechanically raise and lower the angle of a light, thus while riding they could effectively...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks like you did a good installation. I...

Looks like you did a good installation.

I think some of the older bikes had non-standardized distances between rack mounting points. And some modern ones leave a few things to be desired too.
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,758
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You are welcome, I have them on my touring bikes...

You are welcome, I have them on my touring bikes and my rando bike. Those are the bikes that I sometimes ride 6 or 8 or ... 12 or 14 hours a day.

But do not have them on my road bike or folding...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,758
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,758
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know who Mr Stucke is, but I call it...

I do not know who Mr Stucke is, but I call it personal preference. I rarely tell someone that they are doing it wrong.

Yesterday on a ride out on a local bike path, I saw some guy out for a ride...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,758
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Those of us that are lucky enough to be able to...

Those of us that are lucky enough to be able to tour longer than a week or two get that benefit. Before I retired, my trips were limited to a week long.

I find that the drops are much more...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Historically very few 26 inch bikes were built...

Historically very few 26 inch bikes were built with narrow tires in mind, so most bikes with 26 inch wheels have rim inner widths that a 20mm wide tire could be a problem.

I usually rely on the...
05-15-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your question - have I used them? No. But,...

Your question - have I used them? No.

But, you only mentioned rugged, weight and battery life. You said nothing about why you have a phone or how you use it. Is it to occasionally turn on or take...
Forum: Touring
05-14-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,758
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that you made the right choice, if you...

I think that you made the right choice, if you have a tour coming up soon then this is a bad time to try something different.

I used to detest using the drops, but after I dropped about 15 percent...
Forum: Touring
05-14-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,836
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I felt that, I moved the nose of the saddle...

When I felt that, I moved the nose of the saddle up or down to solve that.
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your goal is to start at the beginning or end...

If your goal is to start at the beginning or end of day for visible light to see with, use the time for start or end of civil twilight, not sunrise or sunset. Civil twilight includes the time before...
Forum: Touring
05-14-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is my understanding that negative tests are...

It is my understanding that negative tests are only required for airplane travel into USA. Land or sea border crossings do not need a negative test for re-entry into USA. Thus, driving is a smart...
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are riding into a sunrise or sunset, not...

If you are riding into a sunrise or sunset, not only is it harder for you to see, but the car driver behind you might not see you very well either. Thus, timing eastward and westward segments may be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The OP cited the Marathon Plus, not the plain...

The OP cited the Marathon Plus, not the plain Marathon.

Over the years Schwalbe has had lots of "Marathon" tires. The plain Marathon, when I cite that tire I add - "(with greenguard)" to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have toured with a full size touring bike with...

I have toured with a full size touring bike with Schwalbe 40mm wide 26 inch Marathon (with greenguard) tires. Worked great. These are not the plus version that you cited. Roll well and have good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 685
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up my Lynskey (full size bike, not...

I built up my Lynskey (full size bike, not folder) with rim brake on front and disc on rear. Front is V brake with a Travel Agent to convert road lever cable pull to mountain bike V brakes, Koolstop...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Airnimal Joey with 24 inch wheels had flex...

My Airnimal Joey with 24 inch wheels had flex that bothered me a lot during the first few miles of riding it, but I quickly got used to it and it no longer bothers me. Specifically, the seatpost and...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So far your investment is for two rims, maybe you...

So far your investment is for two rims, maybe you only need one hub? To get a complete set of wheels, a set of tandem wheels may be the cheapest at this point. But if part of the problem is rough...
05-13-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That would surprise me, as the odometer is used...

That would surprise me, as the odometer is used to determine if your warranty has expired or not, so there is a reason for regulation to protect the consumer from manufacturer having an odometer read...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it is a cup and cone quick release hub and if...

If it is a cup and cone quick release hub and if there is a 10mm spacer that you can remove from the left side, you should be able to remove the spacer and with a hacksaw and file shorten your axle...
05-13-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some computers occasionally have a hiccup, I have...

Some computers occasionally have a hiccup, I have a wireless VDO computer that at very slow speed, such as when I roll my bike outside my front door on my condo, I will get a measurable distance...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't suggest any. I cited tandem bikes because...

I can't suggest any. I cited tandem bikes because they often have 40 or 48 spoke wheels, so you might be looking for a tandem hub. But as I noted, they sometimes have longer axles, as some tandems...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't answer your question, but if I was...

I can't answer your question, but if I was looking for a 40 hole hub, I would look at tandem suppliers. That might give you an axle that is too long, so keep that in mind when your are researching...
05-12-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is a very good idea to use something to mark...

That is a very good idea to use something to mark the pavement. Thanks for posting.
05-12-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Why? If you have less than a half percent error...

Why? If you have less than a half percent error in your computer, does it matter?

If you were setting up a track for competition, use a surveyor tape measure with all the bells and whistles...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is no one generic answer, there are many. ...

There is no one generic answer, there are many.

But there is one best one for assessing weather conditions for planning. Pick a community with an airport and do a search for that location in this...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Those graphs that start in 2004, I ran fewer...

Those graphs that start in 2004, I ran fewer searches back then since I was using dialup. I might have still been using Alta Vista for searches, but I am not sure when I switched to Google.

But I...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 725
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I pack heavier than most on this forum. And I...

I pack heavier than most on this forum. And I carry two inner tubes with a patch kit. There are times when you can't patch a tube, thus I always want to have a spare for the spare.

When I was in...
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,836
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would try it first on a 20 mile ride, not a...

I would try it first on a 20 mile ride, not a 200k. (I did a 200k brevet this past Saturday on a Conquest.)

The last time I used the waterproof C-17, first few miles were not too bad but at about...
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,836
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Maybe I should try something more like that. I...

Maybe I should try something more like that. I have some bike underwear, padded underwear that I often wore with conventional gym shorts when I used the exercise bike at the gym. That underwear with...
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few of us have mentioned using the bike, Rivers...

A few of us have mentioned using the bike, Rivers mentioned flipping the bike upside down.

I have used my bike several times for a clothesline. It would work for a tarp, but a tarp would put more...
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My camera tripods have legs that are probably too...

My camera tripods have legs that are probably too short. But it is a good idea since the legs can be shortened, often short enough to strap to a top tube for travel.
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,836
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have bought two C-17 saddles. First one felt...

I have bought two C-17 saddles. First one felt stiffer than most others I have seen, so when that did not work out, bought a second one that had the weatherproof top, that one felt like it had the...
Replies: 46
Views: 9,190
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Since this thread has come back, again ... ...

Since this thread has come back, again ...

If anyone is interested in suspension seatposts, this was published about a year ago but probably is still valid. But, this site is oriented more towards...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One of the 200k brevets that I did in 2019, one...

One of the 200k brevets that I did in 2019, one gal did it on a fat bike. I almost caught up with her after about 120k, but she got up that hill too fast, I did not see her again until I finished. At...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, but if you get one with 27 inch wheel...

Yeah, but if you get one with 27 inch wheel sizing, there are long arm brakes that will work on 700c but they can be hard to find. And then there were a lot of different bottom bracket threads. My...
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 725
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In some of my previous posts above, I showed my...

In some of my previous posts above, I showed my bike quite heavily loaded. But some of my trips I carry less. In the photo below we probably had only one day of food remaining, I carried the food for...
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sounds like you did your research.

Sounds like you did your research.
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You have studied frame geometry, if my memory is...

You have studied frame geometry, if my memory is correct you have made frames. I have no frame building or design experience. But I worked in a bike shop in 1973 as a mechanic before I went to...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The view the night before after sunset before the...

The view the night before after sunset before the rain came.

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Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If this was a google search compendium, looks...

If this was a google search compendium, looks like all the new bike tourists have already figured out what bike touring is, no longer need to search for it.

2017. That would be my Florida tour....
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I cropped the only photo I have of my patched Eno...

I cropped the only photo I have of my patched Eno hammock tarp to highlight the tarp. This is from my canoe trip this past Oct in BWCA in Northern Minnesota. Much too high to sleep on the ground, but...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not slept under a tarp since I was in boy...

I have not slept under a tarp since I was in boy scouts or a scout leader decades ago, and when I did it was for an overnight and in an area with plenty of trees. Back then I was using what I think...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just for comparison, I said this on a different...

Just for comparison, I said this on a different thread a few days ago:
My Tubus front and rear racks, pair of Front Rollers, pair of Back Rollers, and 31 liter Rack Pack weight 6 kg, empty weight. ...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few years ago and earlier, there was a lot of...

A few years ago and earlier, there was a lot of discussion on the role of fork rake (or offset) and trail and how that determined if a frame was better with a front load or rear load.

I touched on...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you live in USA and have a USA phone for...

If you live in USA and have a USA phone for normal use, I really think that signing up for Google Voice is a great backup plan for a trip to a foreign country.

I have planned on some trips to buy...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In 1972, freewheels with five sprockets were the...

In 1972, freewheels with five sprockets were the norm on frames with 120mm rear dropout spacing, lugged and brazed frames were the norm but the more expensive were silver soldered lugged frames....
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