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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-18-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Recycle
When I first start on a ride I adjust the mirror...

When I first start on a ride I adjust the mirror to view overtaking traffic about 100 ft back in the lane to my left without having to move my head from a "normal" riding position. The view also...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Recycle
Mirror looks good. I use a velcro cable tie...

Mirror looks good.

I use a velcro cable tie or a zip tie to additionally secure mine to the visor. It helps keep the mirror from getting bumped off when the helmet is laying around.
Forum: Touring 03-07-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,638
Posted By Recycle
LHT - 26" wheels, 9 speed, with front 24/36/48 ...

LHT - 26" wheels, 9 speed, with front 24/36/48 rear 12-36 . Granny calcs out to 17.1"
HTML5 Gear Calculator...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-28-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,249
Posted By Recycle
I keep track of mileage by type of ride (e.g....

I keep track of mileage by type of ride (e.g. club miles, touring miles, commute miles, etc.) Looking at my log for the last 10 years it was:
Group rides 10%
Alone: 30%
Just me and my wife: 60%
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-24-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Recycle
Both my wife and I have used Topeak racks and...

Both my wife and I have used Topeak racks and bags since 2005. The MTX bags with the drop-down panniers are great for daily riding, runs to the store, and credit card trips of a couple of days. ...
Forum: Touring 02-17-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,475
Posted By Recycle
Might want to check the largest cog again. LHTs...

Might want to check the largest cog again. LHTs came with 11-32 and 11-34 cogs depending on year of manufacture.
Enjoy the lower gearing.
Forum: Touring 02-16-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,475
Posted By Recycle
Indy, No derailleur nor chain changes were...

Indy,
No derailleur nor chain changes were needed. The bike is a stock 2008, 50 cm with 26 in wheels and bar end shifters. The FD is a Shimano Tiagra, and RD is a Shimano Deore XT long cage. ...
Forum: Touring 02-16-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,475
Posted By Recycle
My 9 speed LHT came with a 26/36/48 and an 11/34...

My 9 speed LHT came with a 26/36/48 and an 11/34 cassette. I swapped one chain ring to get 24/36/48 then, a few years later, changed to a 12-36 cassette. There are some duplicate gear...
Forum: Touring 02-10-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,583
Posted By Recycle
The official policy is to remove the front wheel...

The official policy is to remove the front wheel and store the bike in the overhead rack, though some conductors will allow you to simply roll the bike into a storage area at one end of the car.
...
Forum: Touring 02-08-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,328
Posted By Recycle
My wife has 32s on her Jamis Aurora and regularly...

My wife has 32s on her Jamis Aurora and regularly rides crushed stone trails and gravel roads with 35 lb in rear panniers. That includes an Clinton to St Charles trip on the Katy a few years back.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-29-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Recycle
Topeak MTX rack attached to seat post. It's...

Topeak MTX rack attached to seat post. It's just the standard mounting hardware plus a p-clamp and piece of inner tube around the seat post

495665

As for general capacity, I've carried 45...
Forum: Touring 12-20-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Recycle
Two excellent organizations that run or arrange...

Two excellent organizations that run or arrange supported tours are Adventure Cycling https://www.adventurecycling.org/guided-tours/ and Bike Tours https://www.biketours.com/
Forum: Touring 12-17-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Recycle
They're back! Looks like the feedback to Google...

They're back! Looks like the feedback to Google Maps paid off.

Bike paths are again visible at zoom level 9 and on-road bike routes are visible at zoom level 13. The issue was fixed for...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-07-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Recycle
+1 on the Conti Travel Contacts (26 x 1.75) 655...

+1 on the Conti Travel Contacts (26 x 1.75) 655 gr., recommended pressure range from Conti is 50-80 psi continental bicycle Travel CONTACT...
Forum: Touring 11-09-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Recycle
Google Maps layer/tile change makes it harder to use for tour planning than before

Google Maps is a lot less useful for long distance bike ride planning than it was last week.

Prior to Friday, 11/06/2015 Google Maps displayed all bike routes and bike trails at zoom level 9 ......
Forum: Touring 10-08-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Recycle
Pearl Izumi has a padded liner...

Pearl Izumi has a padded liner (http://shop.pearlizumi.com/product.php?pc_id=42&product_id=1963354&outlet=) that works fine.

Though on a tour I prefer to wear regular padded lycra bike shorts...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-25-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By Recycle
My wife and I were riding the Katy Trail a few...

My wife and I were riding the Katy Trail a few years back when we noticed a squirrel sitting at the side of the trail ahead of us. The front wheel of her bike was about even with the squirrel when...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-22-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Recycle
Here is an example of what seems to be a...

Here is an example of what seems to be a reasonable routing of a cycle track onto a sidewalk.

A cycle track on Central Parkway (US 27) in Cincinnati is routed off street and onto the sidewalk for...
Forum: Touring 03-13-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,646
Posted By Recycle
I have had trekking bars on my LHT for about...

I have had trekking bars on my LHT for about 6,500 mi (of a total of 12,000 mi on the bike) , and find them far more comfortable than drop bars. The open end is towards the rear and lower than the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-21-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By Recycle
1. Teach them bike control. By starting,...

1. Teach them bike control. By starting, stopping, signaling and maneuvering smoothly, they will avoid falling or running into other cyclists, dogs, cars, and pedestrians.
2. Teach them to follow...
Forum: Touring 11-25-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Recycle
Last 2 weeks of May are nice, too

Last 2 weeks of May are nice, too
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-12-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By Recycle
That is certainly possible if he was riding in...

That is certainly possible if he was riding in either direction in the northbound lanes of Rte83/Torrence Ave.

Also, that is a particularly nasty interchange http://goo.gl/maps/r8xm5 It's...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-07-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Recycle
I just had a conversation with the Bike Friday...

I just had a conversation with the Bike Friday office about this particular issue. Step through frames, like the Electras, typically have a "step over" height of about 18 inches. The top tube on a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-28-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,627
Posted By Recycle
Bike Portland...

Bike Portland (http://bikeportland.org/2014/10/27/national-bicyclist-safety-report-today-well-intentioned-mess-112735) has a good response to the Governor's Highway Safety association report. Too...
Forum: Touring 07-06-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By Recycle
My wife and I love multimodal trips. E.g....

My wife and I love multimodal trips.

E.g. a few in your area: Bike from home in Chicago's south 'burbs to Muskegon, MI,( or Ludington, MI) take a lake ferry to Milwaukee, WI ( or Manitowoc,...
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