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Forum: Touring
12-04-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,657
Posted By staehpj1

My wheel failures over the years have been three...

My wheel failures over the years have been three types.

Worn out rims, due to rim brake wear. This can be a thing of the past with disc brakes.
Rims cracking/failing at the spoke holes or...
Forum: Touring
12-01-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 859
Posted By staehpj1

I alway liked thumb shufters at least until my...

I alway liked thumb shufters at least until my arthritis got too bad in my thumbs. I never found the knuckle thing to be the case. Your comment almost makes me want to ride my old 1990 MTB that had...
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 92,836
Posted By staehpj1

There has been the same crap on the ACA forums...

There has been the same crap on the ACA forums for months. New users posting to very old threads with nonsense. Other new users posting more nonsense with spam links that may or may not have some...
Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 859
Posted By staehpj1

Thumb shifters are super reliable and just work...

Thumb shifters are super reliable and just work IME. All my experience with thumb shifters is with vintage Deore XT though. Twist grip are okay, but a bit less reliable of a shift IME, but I have...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By staehpj1

I agree on that, but for me that is a hard thing...

I agree on that, but for me that is a hard thing to describe. A lot of things can go into what will or won't speak to me.
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By staehpj1

It can vary with the trip. Often scenery is...

It can vary with the trip. Often scenery is pretty high on the list. Sometimes sampling the local food is a factor. Meeting the local folks or other tourists can be as well. I prefer a simple...
Forum: Touring
11-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I agree that with the trekking pole tents...

Yeah, I agree that with the trekking pole tents breakage is less likely. Also an improvised pole is doable. Failure when used as a rack is far more likely.
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By staehpj1

Has anyone been using these in goathead thorn...

Has anyone been using these in goathead thorn country? How did they hold up? If they punctured, did they patch okay?
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

Having seen it, I wouldn't advise it for the...

Having seen it, I wouldn't advise it for the reasons folks have already mentioned. If you do try to go ahead, my suggestion is to keep the cargo limited to a small area just behind the seat post, for...
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,791
Posted By staehpj1

I have never taken any cotton on tour. I used to...

I have never taken any cotton on tour. I used to use a cotton tee for ww kayaking (pretty much wet all the time, never dry) in hot weather. The drill went like this. When it was really hot wear...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

You have a point about lighter poles meaning less...

You have a point about lighter poles meaning less durability and that would tend to increase the likelyhood of issues. That said, I am pretty careful about choosing sites with a bit of shelter when...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

Well there is that, but I tend to take thing at...

Well there is that, but I tend to take thing at face value most of the time. In any case I hope we get more details and some pictures eventually. So often we get a question like this and never hear...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

He did say he is talking about 8-10 pounds so I...

He did say he is talking about 8-10 pounds so I thought he may be thinking about something less than a regular rack. Maybe supports for a seat bag?


I remember that mostly from the figerglass...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

We just don't know enough to say. Poles are not...

We just don't know enough to say. Poles are not a high breakage item in my experience though and splinting them or improvising something to limp through may not be too hard in either function. It...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By staehpj1

I'd have to see it before I'd be so quick to...

I'd have to see it before I'd be so quick to dismiss it. If the "rack" is a regular rack using the poles I have a hard time imagining it making much sense, but as I said I'd have to see it. If the...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,791
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't thoroughly study the link, but at a...

I didn't thoroughly study the link, but at a glance it appears to miss a few things that would be relevent to our interests. First, most tech garments are not 100% polyester and may not be polyester...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,791
Posted By staehpj1

Not sure what you are saying here. In what way do...

Not sure what you are saying here. In what way do synthetics fail when conditions get wet?
If you mean they don't keep you warm when wet, I beg to differ. I come from a whitewater canoeing and...
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,791
Posted By staehpj1

I have not found the no stink claim for wool to...

I have not found the no stink claim for wool to be true for me. Maybe my body chemistry is weird or something, but my wool garments stunk the worst of anything I had along when I tried any wool for...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I generally just use regular bike gloves in...

Yeah, I generally just use regular bike gloves in that kind of weather. I might or might not bother with full finger gloves or liners. At least that is what I did when I lived up north. I have...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,985
Posted By staehpj1

I know that folks here often say they hate them,...

I know that folks here often say they hate them, but I have found that I like to wear a little back pack for stuff like that. I have used either the 2.5 ounce sea2summit one or the heavier REI Flash...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By staehpj1

Oh, I assumed 0F. If 0C, I am fine with full...

Oh, I assumed 0F. If 0C, I am fine with full finger gloves and not even especially heavy ones, just full finger bike gloves, but everyone is different. If a bit more is needed gloves with more...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,985
Posted By staehpj1

Thanks for the clarification. That is about what...

Thanks for the clarification. That is about what I thought, but I didn't have the personal experience to verify.

Given the smallish volume I never was too tempted with bags in the main triangle. I...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By staehpj1

It seems likely that they are. Pulse-Width...

It seems likely that they are. Pulse-Width Modulation doesn't bother everyone and is only an issue above when below 100% brightness and above 0%. Depending on the person and the display it may not be...
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,985
Posted By staehpj1

Maybe. It probably depends on a number of...

Maybe. It probably depends on a number of factors. Those bags don't look much (any?) wider than a water bottle and most of us are used to having water bottles in the main triangle. In general I...
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By staehpj1

A very big part of the equation is obviously wind...

A very big part of the equation is obviously wind chill. A cheap and effective way to keep the wind off is home made pogies. The can be make with plastic tarp scraps and duct tape. They can stay on...
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,985
Posted By staehpj1

That sounds like a very good approach if it is...

That sounds like a very good approach if it is the right amount of volume for the load carried. I used a similar sized set of front panniers with a tent on top of the rear rack on one tour, but...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By staehpj1

That makes sense to me. Just as an aside... ...

That makes sense to me.

Just as an aside... Back in the day before the trend was toward wider rims, we used really skinny rims with wide tires on mountain bikes. We had to run pretty high...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,744
Posted By staehpj1

I hope someone will clarify this. I am wondering...

I hope someone will clarify this. I am wondering the same. If so it seems pretty bizarre to me.
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,744
Posted By staehpj1

???

???
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By staehpj1

Some of this probably comes down to how careful...

Some of this probably comes down to how careful we are as individual about wear points and so on. Some go to great lengths to avoid even the slightest scuff. Others don't sweat it if a little paint...
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By staehpj1

I am not surprised. I wasn't going to suggest...

I am not surprised. I wasn't going to suggest that would be the case without personal experience, but am glad to hear it has worked out tht way for you.
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By staehpj1

Yep, that or just reroute the cables using full...

Yep, that or just reroute the cables using full length housings. Either way would work. I guess a little care should be taken to not kink the cable right at the stops if using housing as a sleeve...
Forum: Touring
11-06-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By staehpj1

There are two possible issues I can think of. ...

There are two possible issues I can think of. One is if the cables are routed in such a way that the bags cause kinking. Seems unlikely though. The other is that you should avoid having a bag...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By staehpj1

I can see that working well. I don't see myself...

I can see that working well. I don't see myself doing it much if at all though.

I am inclined to keep my phone disconnected or even powered down most of the time in my current usage patterns on...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By staehpj1

You mean cloneing when you say doesn't work at...

You mean cloneing when you say doesn't work at all? I don't claim to know much about it, but I hear about phones being cloned all the time, so I looked it up. Apparently it is possible, not...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By staehpj1

Sure, but... There can be issues with swapping...

Sure, but...
There can be issues with swapping sims between phones. It doesn't always work seamlessly. It may with some phones and some providers, but it isn't a sure thing. I have had good luck...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By staehpj1

Interesting, not sure I am ready to give up the...

Interesting, not sure I am ready to give up the beautiful color display for a number of purposes. I am sure there isn't enough demand for one, but, crazy idea, I'd like a dual display phone (one on...
Forum: Touring
11-01-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,573
Posted By staehpj1

I hate it when that happens.

I hate it when that happens.
Forum: Touring
10-28-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,985
Posted By staehpj1

I don't bother carrying one. A balled up sock or...

I don't bother carrying one. A balled up sock or plastic bag serves well enough for me. Even if you prefer a real stopper it is something to remember when yours is misplaced.
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,985
Posted By staehpj1

One thing that comes into play when it comes to...

One thing that comes into play when it comes to the various shimmys folks blame completely on the load is the rider themself. There is phenomenon called pilot-induced oscillations in aircraft and...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,908
Posted By staehpj1

I looked at it and thought. Hmm, I don't see any...

I looked at it and thought. Hmm, I don't see any humor, but this doesn't make sense in a touring context. I breifly entertained the notion that in some context it might make sense (difficult single...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,273
Posted By staehpj1

It doesn't look like exactly the same tent. ...

It doesn't look like exactly the same tent. Similar but not identical. The spitfire had two poles.
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By staehpj1

On the other side of that I remember how long the...

On the other side of that I remember how long the daylight hours were on trips near the Canadian border in June. It was daylight for hours after I went to bed. It was weird to have something like 16...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By staehpj1

It is finally just getting to be cool enough to...

It is finally just getting to be cool enough to not be unpleasantly hot outside here in Tallahassee and the days are still almost 11 hours, but are getting shorter. By December 21st the length of day...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,908
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't realize you would be on NMW roads. Rules...

I didn't realize you would be on NMW roads. Rules are pretty tight there. I have not been there iin years, but that does sound right.
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By staehpj1

Given that the shortest day is December 21st,...

Given that the shortest day is December 21st, February and March are far from the worst time to go for length of daylight hours in the south. I think I figured that there was something like a full...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,908
Posted By staehpj1

I guess I missed the humor.

I guess I missed the humor.
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,908
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah I hate that about electronic maps and love...

Yeah I hate that about electronic maps and love that about electronic writing. For sure things are different today with the technology and not just compared to a typewriter it is true even compared...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,908
Posted By staehpj1

Probably not very helpful, but... I thought your...

Probably not very helpful, but... I thought your original comment about starting with paper first seemed daft, but after reading about what the logistics and locale are it makes a lot more sense. I...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,908
Posted By staehpj1

Ah okay.

Ah okay.
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