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Forum: Touring 08-26-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By LeeG
K, reality check. Carry 40lbs how often for total...

K, reality check. Carry 40lbs how often for total usage? Your initial description is a commuter and fast riding road bike occasionally on dirt roads. That sounds like 90% unloaded riding. 40lbs is...
Forum: Touring 08-25-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By LeeG
Ok so you're not carrying a big load needing big...

Ok so you're not carrying a big load needing big tires. This is pretty easy, you don't need a high bottom bracket bike but the capability to carry a light to moderate load comfortably, you haven't...
Forum: Touring 08-25-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By LeeG
Gears can be adapted to your use. My $.02 is that...

Gears can be adapted to your use. My $.02 is that unless you race competitively most of the bikes you've listed with compact crank sets have a lot of high gears you'll rarely need. Looking at the...
Forum: Touring 08-25-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By LeeG
Don't rule out aluminum. Don't try and pile a...

Don't rule out aluminum. Don't try and pile a pannier load on the back of a bike that is designed for responsive, road bike like unloaded handling. Consider a spare set of wheels for touring if the...
Forum: Touring 08-24-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 748
Posted By LeeG
To repeat, you can have a good touring bike of...

To repeat, you can have a good touring bike of almost any configuration if it meets your needs. Like fietsbob says touring is what you do it's not a kind of bike. Touring isn't a particular rack and...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 894
Posted By LeeG
As mentioned before do a lot more wiping after...

As mentioned before do a lot more wiping after lubing the chain. I'm not commutting as much as I used to but for three years through rain, snow and sun I eventually moved to using the wet lubes...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 748
Posted By LeeG
Most of the touring I did in the 70's and 80's...

Most of the touring I did in the 70's and 80's was on steel "sport" bikes and road racing bikes. I just didn't carry more than about ten to fifteen lbs. distributed between top of rear rack and...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 748
Posted By LeeG
Short wheelbase bikes aren't optimum for pannier...

Short wheelbase bikes aren't optimum for pannier loads that sit behind the rear axle. If you need to carry a set of panniers worth of gear and more put the panniers in the front and the rest on the...
Forum: Touring 08-21-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By LeeG
Oh baby, I bought this bright red Lippy touring...

Oh baby, I bought this bright red Lippy touring frame made with Reynolds 531 in 1979. It had braze ons everywhere. Custom front rack. Built up 27" Champion 58 rims w straight 15 gauge spokes in the...
Forum: Touring 08-21-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By LeeG
Before I had a bike shop in the 80's I had a...

Before I had a bike shop in the 80's I had a price per component limit of $50, tires, rims, brakes, etc. I could afford more but enjoyed finding deals and unique parts. Getting expensive gear just...
Forum: Touring 08-21-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By LeeG
Well said, the bike disappears and you're...

Well said, the bike disappears and you're connected to motion.
Forum: Touring 08-11-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,339
Posted By LeeG
Fishboat, what bike and load is this rack for?...

Fishboat, what bike and load is this rack for? Focusing on front racks in general leaves out your specific situation
Forum: Touring 08-11-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,339
Posted By LeeG
That's a fine heavy duty rack but on some bikes...

That's a fine heavy duty rack but on some bikes the back top corner will hit the down tube if the bars are turned to the side. $.02 a very simple front rack can carry as much weight as you'd want to...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By LeeG
$.02 neither bike is what I'd pick for off road...

$.02 neither bike is what I'd pick for off road stuff. I've had a 700c 56cm LHT and settled onto a 26" 56cm LHT. 20kg - 30kg is not lightweight. Either bike is adequate for such a heavy load.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,346
Posted By LeeG
It's time to control the crowds better.

It's time to control the crowds better.
Forum: Touring 07-14-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By LeeG
Yes I put one of these on my CrossCheck with...

Yes

I put one of these on my CrossCheck with p- clamps attaching to the brake bosses. It's incredibly stiff.

...
Forum: Touring 07-14-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By LeeG
Weight of frame/bike is irrelevant given the load...

Weight of frame/bike is irrelevant given the load you're carrying. I'd go for panniers, frame and bar bags.
Forum: Touring 07-01-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By LeeG
My first big tour was from LA to Seattle in '74...

My first big tour was from LA to Seattle in '74 about half hitch hiked. Wear a bright vest, be aware of car/truck sounds from behind, ride an absolutely straight line with an eye to bail out...
Forum: Touring 06-27-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By LeeG
ESquared, how many miles on those wheels? Curious...

ESquared, how many miles on those wheels? Curious if rim wear contributed to failure. For such big loads on a rim brake wheel I'd be inclined to go for the Ryde Andra rim if replacing rims occurs...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By LeeG
Get small cheap ones

And line with plastic trash bags.
Forum: Touring 06-18-16, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By LeeG
The tires I mentioned are all 26" X 2.0" ...

The tires I mentioned are all 26" X 2.0"

It's ok, the ones you're thinking of are perfect also.
Forum: Touring 06-15-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By LeeG
Yeah, you're operating under mistaken...

Yeah, you're operating under mistaken assumptions. I have no insights about the Koga but design for steady energy output carrying a heavy load far from a mechanics repair is a totally different...
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By LeeG
I recommend a Mondiale for the rear and a Big Ben...

I recommend a Mondiale for the rear and a Big Ben for the front with a Supreme for a spare.
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By LeeG
I thought you already got new tires and spares?

I thought you already got new tires and spares?
Forum: Utility Cycling 06-12-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By LeeG
I had an older Ute with disc front and rim brake...

I had an older Ute with disc front and rim brake rear. My complaint about the bike was that it simply didn't handle well. It felt like the rear wheel was pushing the front out in a turn, kind of...
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