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Forum: Touring
09-21-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,811
Posted By abdon

I guess we have the answer to "if Google tells...

I guess we have the answer to "if Google tells you to jump off a cliff would you do it?"
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,841
Posted By robow

Did anyone mention a Sugino XD600 crankset, 46 36...

Did anyone mention a Sugino XD600 crankset, 46 36 26 ? I know it says 9 speed compatible but the chainrings don't know any better and I've been running it with 10 speed STI shifters and groupset...
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,841
Posted By djb

first of all, one of my bikes had a 50/39/30 that...

first of all, one of my bikes had a 50/39/30 that I changed to 50/39/26 --- but the bcd of your crank means you cant go smaller than the 30-- but wanted to mention that yes, I get that your 52/42/30...
Forum: Touring
09-10-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Polaris OBark

West Coast, US Highway 101/CA 1 from Port Angeles...

West Coast, US Highway 101/CA 1 from Port Angeles to about Santa Barbara.

Now that I live along the route, I've only done little pieces of it. I need to do the whole thing again.

I still...
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By Thulsadoom

I rode it couple of weeks ago. Missouri has done...

I rode it couple of weeks ago. Missouri has done a great job with the Katy Trail. Someone should get a medal.

In Sedalia the route gets a little weird as it goes through town, watch the arrows...
Forum: Touring
09-04-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,632
Posted By GhostRider62

I would not estimate that you will be capable of...

I would not estimate that you will be capable of doing it at 68 and would do it now.
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,459
Posted By andrewclaus

There have been plenty of discussions on this...

There have been plenty of discussions on this topic. My advice is to determine what kind of shoe you want to wear while touring, and get the appropriate pedal. I'm a minimalist packer, so the very...
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,070
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you say two person, is this for two people...

When you say two person, is this for two people or is this for one person and their gear.

A lot of two person tents are too small for two people. The one I use for bike touring is rated for two,...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,267
Posted By zacster

26 miles is a long way to go in each direction,...

26 miles is a long way to go in each direction, even on an e-bike. It isn't just the pedaling that takes a beating. And then you'll be spending almost 4 hours per day on the bike, not to enjoy the...
08-13-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,788
Posted By Steel Charlie

Cyclists complaining about e-bikers violating...

Cyclists complaining about e-bikers violating traffic laws is really funny !
08-13-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 9,788
Posted By john m flores

If ebikes evolve as you describe and you continue...

If ebikes evolve as you describe and you continue to ride your regular bicycle, you'll continue to get the health benefits of regular, strenuous exercise.

Some ebike users have different...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By pdlamb

If your roads are any good at all, I'd expect the...

If your roads are any good at all, I'd expect the Hardrock would be sturdy enough for the load.

At two years old, though, are you sure you don't want to pull him in a trailer?
Forum: Touring
08-07-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,646
Posted By garryg

First off you need to decide what type of touring...

First off you need to decide what type of touring bike you want. Most north american bikes have drop bars, in europe not so many drop bar bikes. I switched from drops to alt bars and like the more...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By skidder

If you're just commuting and not carrying a lot...

If you're just commuting and not carrying a lot of weight maybe try a seatpost rack? They simple attache to the exposed seatpost, there are no struts going down from the rack to be attached to...
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By veganbikes

Cool the info I gave is still the same though I...

Cool the info I gave is still the same though I am not concerned with the looks but just putting a bunch of money into a bike that is a small notch above your typical BSO. If you are giving away...
Forum: Touring
07-23-23, 11:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,828
Posted By Tourist in MSN

First of all, I think you should look at Tubus...

First of all, I think you should look at Tubus racks. I had Surly front and rear racks. After two tours, decided that the front rack was much more weight than I wanted, donated the front rack to...
Forum: Touring
06-26-23, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By BikeLite

That Walmart pad will be a heavier option since...

That Walmart pad will be a heavier option since it is made of NBR (nitrile rubber). Ozark Trails has them in store for around 5 bucks. The lighter option (but not as plush) is the closed cell foam...
Forum: Touring
06-24-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By robow

I have buddies that wouldn't be without their...

I have buddies that wouldn't be without their mats. Another buddy uses one of those approximate 1" thick foam kneeling pads as it doubles as ground pad to sit on....
Forum: Touring
06-04-23, 04:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,573
Posted By staehpj1

If you have a rigid idea of what a touring bike...

If you have a rigid idea of what a touring bike looks like then maybe yes or maybe be reduced to an even more narrow niche status. Things change. The gear we carry changes The bikes we ride...
Forum: Touring
05-23-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By TiHabanero

I don't cut cables unless absolutely needed....

I don't cut cables unless absolutely needed. Simply coil them after the pinch bolt. Cutting requires a cap of some sort or beeswax (which is what I use if I do cut a cable), but a cap ends up fraying...
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,869
Posted By dgodave

This plan sounds miserable. I mean, bike...

This plan sounds miserable.

I mean, bike touring is hard, but fun. Why make it hard and totally not fun?
Forum: Touring
05-11-23, 05:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,869
Posted By mev

My two cents is this seems both foolish and...

My two cents is this seems both foolish and dangerous. High temperatures in the southwest deserts average above 40C and do not cool much in the afternoon.

Everyone body works differently with heat...
05-07-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,993
Posted By Eric F

I became a man in the Ď80s, but I do not prefer...

I became a man in the Ď80s, but I do not prefer bare steel bars. I prefer carbon fiber bars, wrapped with cushy stuff. Currently, Iím questioning what it means to be a man.
Forum: Touring
04-24-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,078
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have met some backpackers that complained about...

I have met some backpackers that complained about their Sawyer water filters (besides the one through hiker I described above), and every one I asked when was the last time they backflushed it. And...
Forum: Touring
04-24-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,078
Posted By andrewclaus

For most bike touring, I don't even consider...

For most bike touring, I don't even consider carrying a filter. It's needed so seldom. I carry Aquamira drops, a chlorine dioxide two-part system that's somewhat popular on the long trails. No moving...
Forum: Touring
04-23-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,078
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm shocked how many I have seen who do not...

I'm shocked how many I have seen who do not filter, it takes me 30 seconds to squeeze a bottle. Not so surprising that few filter and treat but it is difficult to guess if viruses smaller than the...
Forum: Touring
04-21-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,078
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to have two neighbors that did the AT. I...

I used to have two neighbors that did the AT. I asked her what her pack weighed at the end. She said - at the start, ... (pause) ... you said at the end? I said yeah, I do not care what it weighed...
Forum: Touring
04-21-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,078
Posted By str

If we want to go LIGHT we have to learn to leave...

If we want to go LIGHT we have to learn to leave (our heavy jeans;) and the whole household at home. ;)
I carry one set of clothing for off the bike and one set for on the bike, that's it.
Plus...
Forum: Touring
04-01-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By cyccommute

Probably not. Shimano is very conservative on...

Probably not. Shimano is very conservative on their front derailer ranges. Iím running 24 tooth difference now on my touring bike and have run up to 28 tooth differences on the same derailer. They...
03-30-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By Wildwood

The best money I spend is on good tires. YMMV

The best money I spend is on good tires.
YMMV
03-28-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,275
Posted By dedhed

Most of those cars are not rated at the towing...

Most of those cars are not rated at the towing capacity of a 2" receiver so no manufacturer will make a 2" hitch for them.

Like any service facility it depends on the individual location/worker
03-28-23, 04:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,705
Posted By curiousabe

ITS HAPPENING!!! ...

ITS HAPPENING!!!


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03-21-23, 04:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,990
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb: Obviously OP got the help he needed in...

:thumb:
Obviously OP got the help he needed in the first response. He didn't need to stay around for the clown show.
03-20-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,990
Posted By Trakhak

That's how I do my taxes. I just decide how much...

That's how I do my taxes. I just decide how much of my money I think the IRS deserves. No need to overthink it.
03-19-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,990
Posted By PeteHski

The calculator makes life very easy. Clever...

The calculator makes life very easy. Clever people did all the hard work for you.
03-19-23, 02:50 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,990
Posted By tFUnK

Here's a calculator...

Here's a calculator (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://axs.sram.com/tirepressureguide&ved=2ahUKEwiyiYWdzuf9AhXWk2oFHTfkB7QQFnoECBUQAQ&usg=AOvVaw36KO73uI2MWkaAruC1pytP).
03-08-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By shelbyfv

Dear Penthouse....

Dear Penthouse....
Forum: Touring
03-06-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,941
Posted By gauvins

Short answer -- this shouldn't be a problem. ...

Short answer -- this shouldn't be a problem.

Available space depends on the model. Desired space depends on your size :). We have a Zpacks Duplex. My wife and I + "some luggage" (i.e. a change of...
Forum: Touring
03-06-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,941
Posted By djb

if the two person tent has two doors and two...

if the two person tent has two doors and two useable vestibules, that should work.
Dont forget, saying that you'll buy a tent is like saying that you'll buy a car--a car can be a super cheap teeny...
01-16-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By JohnDThompson

Here's another one: ...

Here's another one:
https://silca.cc/pages/app-tire-pressure-calculator
11-17-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,295
Posted By zandoval

In my day... No Car... No Girls...

In my day... No Car... No Girls...
11-08-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,652
Posted By merlinextraligh

we simply donít have enough information to reach...

we simply donít have enough information to reach a conclusion.

Assume the truck was well in front of the cyclist; Truck signals its turn, and slows. Cyclist rides into the truckís blind spot....
10-07-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,871
Posted By Hermes

No political comments or discussion are allowed...

No political comments or discussion are allowed in the forum outside of P&R. Thank you for your compliance.
09-21-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,467
Posted By jon c.

I've never actually heard anyone complain because...

I've never actually heard anyone complain because someone on an ebike passed them. Most of what I read are complaints of inexperienced riders going too fast in crowded spaces.
09-18-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By tkamd73

or an F150, more pickups and SUVs on the road,...

or an F150, more pickups and SUVs on the road, then cars.
Looks staged, Hyundai driver hit a century fence post, or bike rack, and someone saw a chance for an entertaining photo op. My daughter has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,459
Posted By Iride01

Maybe, but I was thinking that the low limit...

Maybe, but I was thinking that the low limit might have enough adjustment to preclude that from happening.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,459
Posted By Iride01

Well 52-42-30 implies that it is a 3x capable...

Well 52-42-30 implies that it is a 3x capable crank and for some reason doesn't have the inner ring. So if your STI for the front is 3x, then you only have to find an appropriate inner ring and add...
08-15-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,281
Posted By kwb377

After trying a few cheap (and not-so-cheap)...

After trying a few cheap (and not-so-cheap) generic phone mounts, I finally bought a QuadLock and realized I should have bought a QuadLock to begin with. I don't use the QL case for my normal carry,...
08-15-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,549
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a rich buddy who similarly complains about...

I have a rich buddy who similarly complains about sitting on his wallet.
08-14-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,549
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's more to life than riding a bike. This...

There's more to life than riding a bike. This question suggests a need for perspective.
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