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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By bikenh
Looking for an Eastern cycling community

Thinking along the lines of what I've 'heard' coming from Boulder/Portland/Seattle... Is there any decent cycling community like that in the northeast/mid Atlantic region...preferably the...
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By bikenh
I'll have to grab a phto of my current setup that...

I'll have to grab a phto of my current setup that I made myself out of copper pipe and wood. It mounts right on top of the stem and sticks out over the handlebars and creates a two position...
Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By bikenh
This year I'm dropping down considerably in items...

This year I'm dropping down considerably in items taken with me...no tent for one. Yes, I'll be camping out not doing the hotel routine. Instead I've Neverwetted my 32 degree down sleeping bag as...
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By bikenh
They can, but they don't. I had more nights last...

They can, but they don't. I had more nights last summer camped out at a church than anywhere else. The only time I saw a cop was when a cleaning lady showed up at 3:15AM and saw me laying outside...
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By bikenh
I fess I don't tour the way most people do. I...

I fess I don't tour the way most people do. I don't get into the campsite until...generally no earlier than 11PM, and I'm out by sunrise. I don't have to worry about too many people stopping by to...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By bikenh
When you ride open road only, and stay off trails...

When you ride open road only, and stay off trails you don't need wide, heavy tires. That's why. I probably would have a very different attitude if I was trail riding, but I don't so I use 700x25...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By bikenh
Where is the Katy lovers? Or do I have the wrong...

Where is the Katy lovers? Or do I have the wrong state, it's either in MO or KS, whichever. If MO take it west and t hen cut across KS and catch US385 and take it south to Big Bend and cross into...
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By bikenh
Remember if you go frame/bikepacking you don't...

Remember if you go frame/bikepacking you don't need racks or rack mounts on the bike. I'm tending this year to switch over to bikepacking. I'll keep the rack and use it to mount the sleeping kit...
Forum: Touring 07-04-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By bikenh
Gee, something similar happened to me last summer...

Gee, something similar happened to me last summer in CT. Trying to get from the state house in Hartford across the Connecticut River. They got me to the edge of the river just fine and told me to...
Forum: Touring 07-04-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By bikenh
Gee, I must not be a biker. I've never heard of...

Gee, I must not be a biker. I've never heard of frame saver.
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By bikenh
Most of the time last summer I just used the rain...

Most of the time last summer I just used the rain fly from the tent and covered up with it. It wasn't until late in the trip that I ever used the sleeping bag. You'd be amazed at how much warmth...
Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By bikenh
One other thing I forgot to mention... ...

One other thing I forgot to mention...

Indyfabz tries to indicate but doesn't come out and flatly say that what you carry depends on where you are going? If you going to the desert you would pack...
Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By bikenh
Eureka Zephyr 1 man freestanding tent that I've...

Eureka Zephyr 1 man freestanding tent that I've had ever since thru-hiking the AT in 1997. Generally I only use the rainfly from it but I take all of it in case I run into mosquitoes...not very...
Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By bikenh
It varies from person to person. I've very...

It varies from person to person. I've very comfortably did 190 rpm, 39x15 at 39 mph. I routinely ride 170 rpm. Until more recently I use to ride all the time at 70-75 rpm on flat ground. Last...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
I will admit with the past two wheels I don't...

I will admit with the past two wheels I don't have the old wheels to be able to take a look at. The first one got left behind up in MN where I replaced it during my bike trip last summer.

What...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
I think I've only ever had one wheel in my life...

I think I've only ever had one wheel in my life that had the eyelets. This is a flat rim not an aero rim...at least not what I call aero, it doesn't come out to point like you normally see for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
Na, you misread what I had said. I haven't had a...

Na, you misread what I had said. I haven't had a frame alignment check, not using the "machine" that is used at least. By looking at the bike the rear wheel sits in the dropouts like it should. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
The commonality of the three dead wheels is the...

The commonality of the three dead wheels is the bike they have been ridden on. All 3 rims have been different manufacturers. The first two were 32 spoke rims while the current one is a 36 spoke...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
Yep. Since the start of 2012 I ridden over 84136...

Yep. Since the start of 2012 I ridden over 84136 as of the end of the day back on Saturday. I don't own a car so I ride everywhere I go. In the past four years I rode 17309 miles on summer bike...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
Yes, I have had it to the bike shop. The wheel...

Yes, I have had it to the bike shop. The wheel was at the bike both of the past two weeks, and I hadn't even considered the possibility of having any kind of issues with it other than what turned...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
The trouble is the most recent wheel, a Freedom...

The trouble is the most recent wheel, a Freedom Racine Elite 36 spoke, hasn't been used for loaded touring, other than carrying around a laptop each day so I can head into town and get online. It...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-20-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By bikenh
Bizarre wheel trouble

I've ridden around 85K miles in the past 4.5 years. I know when something smells rotten. Yes, this could be just nothing but crappy wheels but something doesn't sound right.

I bought a new bike...
Forum: Touring 06-15-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By bikenh
The more hand positions you can ride with, the...

The more hand positions you can ride with, the better. I've made and installed some homemade aerobars that give me two extra hand positions and several mount positions as well for things like,...
Forum: Touring 06-13-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By bikenh
Actually reading some of the replies just helped...

Actually reading some of the replies just helped me remembering one other thing that has happened...actually caused me to decide to can the trip and take the easy way home since I had the...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By bikenh
I'll second, what do you mean by 'break'? Do you...

I'll second, what do you mean by 'break'? Do you mean a rim on a brand new bike going bad after 4500 miles...4000 miles of it during the trip. If so, then yes, I've had things break on me. Do you...
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