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Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I...

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I went to LBS and they let me dig through their "junk" pile. Picked up a double leg kickstand for $20.00. Thanks again.
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By indyfabz

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discuss...

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1220840-hey-no-kickstand.html

Iíve mellowed with age. :D

This subject comes up on a huge Facebook touring group Iím a member of. Lots of...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have kickstands on several of my bikes. But I...

I have kickstands on several of my bikes. But I did not put one on my road bike as I rarely leave that bike somewhere that would involve a kickstand, did not put one on my titanium bike due to...
10-09-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,436
Posted By ofajen

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words....

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. This figure is from an article by Rainer Privit that can be found on Sheldon Brownís website. It shows the total power requirement for riding different...
10-07-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,436
Posted By mschwett

it hurts my head how complicated some people are...

it hurts my head how complicated some people are making this.

cycling is more efficient than running:
if you cycle a mile on flat ground, youíll burn less calories than running a mile, especially...
09-28-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,436
Posted By downhillmaster

It is almost impossible to compare energy...

It is almost impossible to compare energy expenditure between the two because one involves the use of a machine that is literally devised to decrease energy expenditure.
Take a group of people that...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-31-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,348
Posted By Airfehr

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Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By ghcoe

I have been trying to find a hitch that was going...

I have been trying to find a hitch that was going to work well for this project. In most cases the hitches I have seen on other builds were home grown. There are a few common hitches that attach to...
08-27-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,499
Posted By gis_guru

Here it is. ...

Here it is.
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My 14' Ritchey 650b
...
08-26-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,727
Posted By Kapusta

I can't stand vintage style drops. Newer designs...

I can't stand vintage style drops. Newer designs have vastly different ergonomics, particularly on the hoods and ramps.

IMO, the biggest reason that people don't find the drop position useful is...
07-28-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By bykemike

Just back from fantastic 10 days on the Blue...

Just back from fantastic 10 days on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I took my Trek Domane and my Capo single speed geared to 42/23.
I didn't have hope for doing much with the single speed. My favorite...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By ghcoe

Nice! I thought you might have been on the...

Nice! I thought you might have been on the Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers or Cheaprvliving. I use the same username for both. Maybe someone else I conversed with has the same or close username.
I...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By ghcoe

So now the fun part. With discussions here and...

So now the fun part. With discussions here and other forums I have decided to try something different with this build. Instead of the OSB floor as originally planned I decided to try and do a foam...
07-22-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By 70sSanO

I think your only problem was asking if it was...

I think your only problem was asking if it was worth upgrading. Based on that question you are going to get people who say no.

The truth is that it is probably worth upgrading to 1x10 for you.
...
07-13-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By Rolla

To me, the advantage of forward-facing is simply...

To me, the advantage of forward-facing is simply that you can convert an old geared bike to a singlespeed. Does anyone even make a dedicated fixed/single frame with them?
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By ghcoe

Progress got slowed down a bit this week. Really...

Progress got slowed down a bit this week. Really all I managed to do was to cut off the excess canvas on the other wall, mark my shelf locations, and cut out the shelf dado's. Most of the time was...
07-10-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,703
Posted By rosefarts

This morning my wife and I were deciding where to...

This morning my wife and I were deciding where to go climb. I realized we were going to be near the upper trailhead of a ridiculous mess of singletrack.

So I threw my bike in and gave it a whirl....
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,148
Posted By 101stairborne

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you...

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you are never going to get to town.
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By ghcoe

Once I figured out the window placements I cut...

Once I figured out the window placements I cut them out.

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06-25-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,057
Posted By himespau

But most people who are exercising more are...

But most people who are exercising more are consuming more calories to replace what they've used (our body wants us to do that), so many studies have showing that increases in exercise are not tied...
06-25-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If the 4000 absorbs 10 watts at certain...

If the 4000 absorbs 10 watts at certain conditions, and the 5000 absorbs 9 watts at the same conditions, Conti can honestly report that the new tires have 10% less resistance, but you only have a net...
06-23-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,053
Posted By livedarklions

I used to ride with a Pole on my rear rack, and...

I used to ride with a Pole on my rear rack, and he was quite adept at scaring off dogs. The Swede? Not so much.
06-21-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By c_m_shooter

If the little chainring is "too spinny", then a...

If the little chainring is "too spinny", then a bigger cassette will be also.
06-12-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,499
Posted By Rolla

Fully rigid is where plus-size tires shine....

Fully rigid is where plus-size tires shine. Here's me & my Kona Unit X out in Terlingua, Texas:

...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Last week began with my wife and I checking the...

Last week began with my wife and I checking the gear we were planning to take on a tour next month. We had a few hours of panic when we could not find our tent. It was not in its usual spot, which...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Because of the confusion when referring to clips...

Because of the confusion when referring to clips for cycling, I always use the word "toe" when I refer to toe clips to make it unambiguous. As more and more people that are unfamiliar with toe clips...
05-29-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,004
Posted By pjcampbell

Top of a 3000+ ft climb out my front door...

Top of a 3000+ ft climb out my front door...
05-25-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By the sci guy

It is. It's an 11-42t 9 speed cassette. I swapped...

It is. It's an 11-42t 9 speed cassette. I swapped out the wheels for new ones that had a 9 speed hub. The entire groupset is Microshift Advent so I had no issues with the new derailleur working with...
05-22-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By Canker

You are going to start running into chain wrap...

You are going to start running into chain wrap issues if you want to run a 3x front setup and a 11-50 cassette. In other words the RD won't be able to suck up enough slack in the chain to both handle...
05-21-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 9,839
Posted By wolfchild

This debate on how to make a turn on a bicycle is...

This debate on how to make a turn on a bicycle is going to discourage all the newbies and potential cyclists from picking up the hobby of cycling because they're going to think that they have to take...
05-20-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By the sci guy

Just finished this '94 Specialized HardRock Rebuild

Just showing off, here.
I took a lot of "during" the rebuild pics so if you want to see the build in progress the full album is here:...
05-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,499
Posted By davei1980

Great content here! Here's me riding a...

Great content here!

Here's me riding a completely rigid bike down a pretty chunky, technical descending trail near my home in Eastern Washington.

The bike I am on is a Jones Plus LWB with 3"...
05-16-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,574
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, posters continuously posting over and over...

Yes, posters continuously posting over and over that one can get as much or more of a workout on a lighter bike as long as they do X, Y, or Z, does prove your point. (that physics matter) And they...
05-10-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,734
Posted By Troul

what's never talked about hardly is the type of...

what's never talked about hardly is the type of air used & how it's put into the tires. If you put the air in gradually with a lower volume feed, the impact that it has on speed is governed.
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By Indigo82

Beautiful conversion :)

Beautiful conversion :)
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By bikemig

I’m a big fan of trekking bars and old MTBs. They...

I’m a big fan of trekking bars and old MTBs. They make great platforms to tinker with in endless ways.
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By indyfabz

The Byway is part of the Great Divide route that...

The Byway is part of the Great Divide route that was paved in 2008. The last two times I rode it I saw participants in the race. From Wise River I head east then south to Melrose. From there, you can...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,889
Posted By staehpj1

It is quite possible to go pretty light without...

It is quite possible to go pretty light without going to nosebleed level prices. I'd wager that my total gear expenditure for my current setup is probably below average if compared with the run of...
04-29-21, 04:44 AM
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,288
Posted By SeniorCanadian

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04-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By 70sSanO

Nice! John

Nice!

John
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lazyass

On my bikes with tubular wheels I carry a small...

On my bikes with tubular wheels I carry a small 2oz bottle of Stan's. I had to use it one time. I removed the vale core, squirted in half the bottle, aired it up and whet on my way. It sealed so well...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By Doug64

Nebraska The air was a little "heavy"...

Nebraska


The air was a little "heavy" that day.
04-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,004
Posted By pjcampbell

First upgrade arrived today, just waiting on a...

First upgrade arrived today, just waiting on a Park star nut driver to throw it on there.
I ordered new wider 725mm bars, stem (because 31.8mm bars... ) and lock on grips also which come today, so I...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By str

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Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,073
Posted By str

8 days on the road with my daughter, Mallorca, ...

8 days on the road with my daughter, Mallorca,


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04-01-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By veganbikes

Did you buy the bike new or used? If you bought...

Did you buy the bike new or used? If you bought it new then the shop/Specialized or whomever made the cassette would have replaced that if truly damaged. If the fork is functional for what it is,...
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,601
Posted By gauvins

Another iteration wrt the question of how to...

Another iteration wrt the question of how to select food items when volume is a consideration (ex: a trip segment w/o resupply option for a week, in bear country --> 10L for a bear canister/Ursack)....
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,601
Posted By SapInMyBlood

That was a non exclusive summary for the purposes...

That was a non exclusive summary for the purposes of illustrating convenient and macronutrient dense food sources

I'm pretty sure I was eating about 3000-4000 calories a day during that trip.
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