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Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks good.

Looks good.
01-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What is the warranty on Son hubs?

What is the warranty on Son hubs?
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The issue the OP has is the front rack and fork. ...

The issue the OP has is the front rack and fork.

Since several people are describing ways to do it in back, in the future this might be one of those reference threads people go to, so I will...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This comment is generic, not specific to GAP and...

This comment is generic, not specific to GAP and C&O.

Some restaurants are having trouble hiring and retaining staff. Expect closures, carry some extra food just in case. Etc.
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I generally do not cut the stays shorter unless I...

I generally do not cut the stays shorter unless I really need to. On this bike I bent two of the stays on the front fender downwards instead of cutting them off. They were where I would kick them...
01-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some Raleigh three speed bikes came with a bike...

Some Raleigh three speed bikes came with a bike bag and wrench decades ago. So, those could be Raleigh.

The hex holes in the wrench probably fit the axle nuts.

The bottom bracket would be cup...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is there enough room on the inside of the eyelets...

Is there enough room on the inside of the eyelets for the fender mount if you use a panhead M5 bolt and a washer or two to clear the hub and spokes? Or, would the plastic fender thingy rub on the...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you meant 63 cm frame size. That is...

I assume you meant 63 cm frame size. That is still a big frame with those units.

A Rinko packed bike that is almost four feet long might be a problem on the luggage shelves on an Amtrak Superliner.
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Everyone has their own preferences. I like the...

Everyone has their own preferences. I like the top of the bars horizontal. And I like the hoods about 15 or 20 degrees up angle.
...
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think all Surly bike frames are shipped with...

I think all Surly bike frames are shipped with the same amount of steerer tube on teh fork, in other words I think if you buy a 700c LHT, they all had the same steerer. Steerer length was not...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The only trains I have ridden were the...

The only trains I have ridden were the "Superliners" that have a lower and upper level, there are shelves for luggage on the lower level right at the doorway onto the train, that I suspect is where...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The only Amtrak trains I have ridden were long...

The only Amtrak trains I have ridden were long distance trains. But I think the commuter trains on the East Coast might have different rules for what you carry on the train.

A lot of Amtrak...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

At the end of my Pacific Coast trip, this was my...

At the end of my Pacific Coast trip, this was my carry on luggage to take on the train. For a two day train ride, your carry on is more than you typically would take a a carry on.
...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The bike went in a box, stuff that had been in...

The bike went in a box, stuff that had been in panniers got checked in another bag or as a carry one. Amtrak also has a 50 pound limit, so you can't pack that much stuff in the box with the bike. I...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I should have also commented on weight, most...

I should have also commented on weight, most airlines will still hold you to the 50 pound or 23kg limit. I have never flown one of the airlines that has a 20kg limit, but I know such airlines exist....
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have an adjustable on my folding bike, there is...

I have an adjustable on my folding bike, there is a bit of flex in it. But I will keep using it on that bike because I put a quick release mechanism on it so I can fold the bars down when I fold the...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Southwest I believe still has two free checked...

Southwest I believe still has two free checked bags, or free as long as under 62 inches. I flew Southwest in 2018, my folding bike was in my S&S case (62 inches), and I had a second checked bag. And...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought Delta charged more than $75 before they...

I thought Delta charged more than $75 before they dropped the oversize fees for bikes, I was assuming it was Southwest at that price. But I could be wrong on Delta fees since I only checked my S&S...
01-12-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That leather saddle is in amazing shape for that...

That leather saddle is in amazing shape for that age. You might want to put a thin coat of Brooks Proofide on it before you do anything with it, both top and bottom. And wipe off the excess...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, that has been a problem for me. And after I...

Yup, that has been a problem for me. And after I filed down one adapter I decided to just file the rest down too. I have a digital Toppeak gauge that is supposed to work with both Shrader and Presta,...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Flashlight mount, not sure. He volunteers time...

Flashlight mount, not sure. He volunteers time at a local bike charity, it might have been donated. That trip was in Florida in Feb, thus early sunsets on that trip. At least one day we were still...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know why they originally were removable...

I do not know why they originally were removable on some tubes years ago. But more recently if you want to put sealant in a tube, that is one way to do it. On a mountain biking trip in an area with...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I learned about removable Presta cores on a tour,...

I learned about removable Presta cores on a tour, I added some air with my Lezyne pump that has a chuck that threads on. The core stayed in the chuck when I moved the pump.

There are two flats on...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Think about the change in your back angle, if you...

Think about the change in your back angle, if you switch to flat bars that have a lot less reach from your saddle, you will sit up more upright. Maybe you want to do that, but maybe you don't. Some...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The adapters being brass or aluminum file down...

The adapters being brass or aluminum file down fast, so check often so you do not file too much. Or carefully measure at the start.

And of course, if you have removable presta cores, they can get...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is not the one I use on my vehicle, but it...

This is not the one I use on my vehicle, but it is similar and this is what I was getting at when I suggested an automotive one. I am sure it would work with a Presta to Shrader adapter. Tick mark...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some automotive gauges have lower PSI capacity,...

Some automotive gauges have lower PSI capacity, you can use with a Presta to Shrader adapter if your bike is Presta.
Replies: 49
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It annoyed me a lot. The "electrical connector"...

It annoyed me a lot. The "electrical connector" that I was supposed to get the color of was on the street sign, but the street sign was next to an electrical utility pole. So, I am spending most of...
01-11-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clueless about those systems too. I worked...

I am clueless about those systems too. I worked in a bike shop in the 70s, we sold a few bikes with front Sturmy Archer dynohubs, but I can't really remember anything about them.

Maybe a decade or...
01-10-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This indicates that there are two versions of...

This indicates that there are two versions of that battery pack, one for the GH6 dynohub and one for the AG or FG which I assume is not a dynohub.

We still do not know if the bikes the OP has...
01-10-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not realize that there were dynohubs in the...

I did not realize that there were dynohubs in the system to generate power. The photo of a womens frame version looks like a dynohub in the rear hub. That does not look like a drum brake, as drum...
Replies: 49
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My first brevet was three years ago, I was...

My first brevet was three years ago, I was supposed to document the color of an electrical connector. Later I learned that what they called an electrical connector was what I call a zip tie. I...
01-10-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are looking for something with a low...

If you are looking for something with a low constant draw on a USB port, perhaps something like:
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/jansjoe-led-usb-lamp-black-70291232/
01-10-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have only bought two brand new complete...

I have only bought two brand new complete bicycles. A 1972 Raleigh Grand Prix in 1973 and a Raleigh Grand Prix in 2018. The 2018 version was a re-badged Ritchey Break Away with a Campy Veloce drive...
01-10-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Raleigh Gran Prix was a 72. WIthin 24 hours...

My Raleigh Gran Prix was a 72. WIthin 24 hours after buying it, the Simplex rear derailleur came off and a Suntour went on. Took another week or two for me to swap the shifters and front derailleur...
01-10-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Here in USA a lot of cheap Schwinns were as you...

Here in USA a lot of cheap Schwinns were as you described, but a small number were higher end high quality bikes. The low quality ones usually had a one piece steel crankset where the higher end ones...
01-10-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have trouble with the two halves of a...

I do not have trouble with the two halves of a Planet Bike light coming apart either. They are made with good tolerances, but I can see were after swapping batteries hundreds of times, they might get...
01-09-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had very good luck with Planet Bike...

I have had very good luck with Planet Bike Superflash and Planet Bike Superflash 65 taillights, for me they do not jump out of the holder.

I use rechargeable AAA batteries, NiMH. Eneloop batteries...
01-09-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not recall how many posts you have to make...

I do not recall how many posts you have to make before you can post photos, but it is a small number but larger than one. In other words I won't ask you to post any photos because you can't yet.
...
Replies: 49
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I grew up in Minneapolis, while there I worked...

I grew up in Minneapolis, while there I worked with a gal from Pittsburgh. She made some comment and I said to her - but you are from the east coast. She replied, I would hardly call Pittsburgh the...
Forum: Touring
01-09-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, I was unaware that Microshift...

Thanks for posting, I was unaware that Microshift made cassettes, and I use 11/32 eight speed cassettes on a lot of bikes. Nice to know that there is another option out there. And if your $20 was CAD...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought my Shimano eight speed bar end shifters,...

I bought my Shimano eight speed bar end shifters, three pair were new over a decade ago. Later bought a fourth pair as a backup in case I need them later on Ebay.

I know nothing about eleven speed...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not ridden across Canada, but I can say...

I have not ridden across Canada, but I can say that the trail on PEI is pretty good. I rode some of it in 2019 (pre-covid)

There is no bike riding across the bridge from New Brunswick to PEI, a...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no firsthand knowledge of the route, but I...

I have no firsthand knowledge of the route, but I can say there is another option if you wanted to avoid the North side of Lake Superior.

Ride down to Grand Portage Minnesota (across the border)...
01-08-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it is too long to coil up neatly, zip tie it...

If it is too long to coil up neatly, zip tie it to the bottom of the downtube down towards the bottom bracket, or under the top tube. But leave enough slack so your handlebars can turn full right to...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I am the last person on this forum to...

I think I am the last person on this forum to have a half step plus granny setup on my derailleur touring bikes. And that includes a bike that I built up from the frame only five years ago. I see no...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been really surprised over the past decade...

I have been really surprised over the past decade or maybe two, they used to race on corn cob freewheels and cassettes, but now you see racing bikes that have much more reasonable gearing.

I do...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would strongly recommend an eight speed instead...

I would strongly recommend an eight speed instead of seven. The hubs are more readily available, the Sram PG-850 11/32 cassette is readily available and is cheap. I have that Sram 850 cassette on...
01-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For basics like saving a route that you ride so...

For basics like saving a route that you ride so you can later redo the ride, that is pretty basic stuff. Some phone apps can do that assuming you have a smartphone. I do not know what the latest free...
01-08-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you know what the wire construction is...

I assume you know what the wire construction is from hooking up the wire to the hub. Thus, you should know if it would be easy to connect some connectors to it later if you cut it and later wanted to...
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