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Forum: Touring 06-02-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 900
Posted By LeeG
Jefnvk, I don't see much utility with gears above...

Jefnvk, I don't see much utility with gears above 95" for touring. Last tour I had a 93" top gear and that was really only useful spinning at 30mph+ downhill when I was coasting in an aero tuck at...
Forum: Touring 05-28-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,059
Posted By LeeG
There are different feedback mechanisms telling...

There are different feedback mechanisms telling you things are ok, yr out of gas, approaching limits in endurance and approaching limits where damage is the consequence of continuing a repetitive...
Forum: Touring 05-28-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,059
Posted By LeeG
Ditto, lots of cyclists get chondromalacia...

Ditto, lots of cyclists get chondromalacia ignoring knee pain.
Forum: Touring 05-28-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,059
Posted By LeeG
It's pretty simple, if you're conditioned to...

It's pretty simple, if you're conditioned to 20-40 mile rides you'll do fine doing 20-40 mile rides at the same pace. If you increase hp output on your 20-40 mile rides you'll need a recovery period,...
Forum: Touring 05-21-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,893
Posted By LeeG
Btw, what about beryllium copper touring?

Btw, what about beryllium copper touring?
Forum: Touring 05-21-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,893
Posted By LeeG
I thought some fibers like dyneema didn't do well...

I thought some fibers like dyneema didn't do well bonding in a resin matrix but that could be faulty memory. InnegraS is a cool fiber for providing impact resistance with high tensile/compression...
Forum: Touring 05-07-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,526
Posted By LeeG
Get a red bike, red is always faster

Get a red bike, red is always faster
Forum: Touring 05-05-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,526
Posted By LeeG
It's not complicated. Pick the bike for 80% of...

It's not complicated. Pick the bike for 80% of yr use.
Forum: Touring 05-05-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,526
Posted By LeeG
I got into racing in my 20's after touring in my...

I got into racing in my 20's after touring in my late teens. As fantastic as the AWOL is you won't go much faster carrying the same load on your Crosstrail. I'd look at the Sequoia for light touring.
Forum: Touring 05-05-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,526
Posted By LeeG
Review what Bradtx said. Lots of options not...

Review what Bradtx said. Lots of options not necessarily focused on the bike. Get clipless pedals and have your posture on the bike checked out. Then configure a pannierless load under 20lbs. Then...
Forum: Touring 05-05-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,883
Posted By LeeG
Had an early 80's Bottechia road bike that...

Had an early 80's Bottechia road bike that cracked below the lug at the top of the down tube. Screwed up chrome process. It was only a year old and the shop replaced it. The idea steel is...
Forum: Touring 05-03-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By LeeG
Thx Bruce

Thx Bruce
Forum: Touring 04-15-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By LeeG
Get the bike with the best riding position, put...

Get the bike with the best riding position, put air in tires, go. Cannondale 500 or Trek 520 are good bikes for your use IF they fit.
Forum: Touring 04-15-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,127
Posted By LeeG
Indeed. 35+ yrs ago Blackburn made a simple...

Indeed. 35+ yrs ago Blackburn made a simple tapered and threaded aluminum piece that fit in the the triangle of Campy rear dropouts. Instant eyelet for rear rack but not for panniers but a tight...
Forum: Touring 03-30-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,449
Posted By LeeG
That is odd. Do through axles still have a qr...

That is odd. Do through axles still have a qr function?
Forum: Touring 03-29-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,449
Posted By LeeG
This looks interesting. Don't get fixated on...

This looks interesting. Don't get fixated on frame material, aluminum is as good as steel. What matters is whether the bike is built for the intended use.
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Forum: Touring 03-23-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,845
Posted By LeeG
The bike has evolved over the decades, looks...

The bike has evolved over the decades, looks good. I'm not sure if Paselas have changed from when I rode a lot but I developed a preference for the T-servs over the Paselas because the black walls...
Forum: Touring 03-23-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By LeeG
Gore Tex socks over wool socks and shoes that...

Gore Tex socks over wool socks and shoes that aren't tight. If it's raining so much that water will run down into socks then rain pants over socks. My shoes were soaked but my feet were warm and...
Forum: Touring 02-12-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By LeeG
The answer depends on load and road surface. I...

The answer depends on load and road surface. I can see a 150lb person with 20lbs of load being very happy on 32-40mm tires for dirt roads. 225lb person with same load might want more cushion for off...
Forum: Touring 02-12-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By LeeG
Grinding could be a lot of things while wear is...

Grinding could be a lot of things while wear is easily measured. Get a SRAM/KMC chain and any cassette. How you care for the chain will matter more than the brand.
Forum: Touring 02-12-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,407
Posted By LeeG
It looks like all those bikes all have very low...

It looks like all those bikes all have very low gears. My suggestion is ride them and see which one feels right. Gears are easily fine tuned to preferences but you can't change how it handles. The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-12-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By LeeG
Gorilla tape, it's what's at hand.

Gorilla tape, it's what's at hand.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-04-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,920
Posted By LeeG
32 can be just as good for under the bell curve...

32 can be just as good for under the bell curve loads riding, racing, touring, cyclocross, etc. If you have a very heavy load there's more upside than downside for 36spokes on a dished rear wheel.
Forum: Touring 01-29-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,406
Posted By LeeG
$.02 this is a decision to maintain a marketing...

$.02 this is a decision to maintain a marketing detail and not ensure durable wheels. There may well be an improvement in spokes but there's no reason to retain 24 spokes. There is no upside for the...
Forum: Touring 01-29-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,406
Posted By LeeG
It's design by sales. In order to differentiate...

It's design by sales. In order to differentiate a new model from the competition or related models a particular element or component is taken too far to draw attention to it. It's nutty and...
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