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Forum: Touring 07-15-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By robert schlatte
[QUOTE=Tourist in MSN;18913100]I planned to use...

[QUOTE=Tourist in MSN;18913100]I planned to use liquid fuel on my Iceland trip, but just in case TSA confiscated my stove I also brought a tiny 130 gram stove that uses the Butane mix canisters...
Forum: Touring 07-14-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By robert schlatte
I would go with a cannister stove and take an...

I would go with a cannister stove and take an extra 8oz cannister if you are worried about running out. Liquid fuel stoves are great but they are a bit of a POA to set up, messy, and are heavier. ...
Forum: Touring 06-06-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,382
Posted By robert schlatte
On a loaded touring bike, a kickstand is so...

On a loaded touring bike, a kickstand is so convenient for when you're pulled off along side the road and you need to access your panniers or, in the morning, when attaching the panniers to the...
Forum: Touring 06-06-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,097
Posted By robert schlatte
I think for you first tour, the Burley Nomad is a...

I think for you first tour, the Burley Nomad is a good choice as opposed to upgrading wheels, etc. 1) the Nomad is a good all purpose trailer that you can use for other non-tour uses, and 2) if you...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By robert schlatte
Pull the nail out. The tire should be fine. ...

Pull the nail out. The tire should be fine. Just because you had bad luck and ran over a nail and it punctured your tube shouldn't affect the integrity of the tire.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 348
Posted By robert schlatte
It is so much simpler if front shifters are...

It is so much simpler if front shifters are friction so you can trim perfectly.
Forum: Commuting 05-26-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,259
Posted By robert schlatte
I shower every morning before I ride into work. ...

I shower every morning before I ride into work. It makes no difference whether it is raining or not. If it is raining, I wear rain gear. Sweat by itself does not have odor. It is the bacteria on...
Forum: Touring 05-23-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By robert schlatte
I took my road bike on a short trip but purchased...

I took my road bike on a short trip but purchased an Axiom Streamliner rack made specifically for road bikes with shorter chain stays. It attaches to the bike at the brake bridge on hub skewers. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-20-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By robert schlatte
It is a Deore 590 triple crank. I have never...

It is a Deore 590 triple crank. I have never experience chain jump. In truth, i may have a 9 speed chain as well but with a 8 speed cassette. It runs very smoothly.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-19-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By robert schlatte
I run a Deore Hollowtech II 9 speed crank with my...

I run a Deore Hollowtech II 9 speed crank with my 8 speed drivetrain on my touring bike with no problems whatsever.
Forum: Touring 05-16-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By robert schlatte
Also, I had to mount the rack to the buses on the...

Also, I had to mount the rack to the buses on the front of the fork axle mount. The figure in the Nova installation diagram has the rack mounted behind the axle mount, but I can't put the rack on...
Forum: Winter Cycling 05-10-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By robert schlatte
I have a dedicated winter bike but not because I...

I have a dedicated winter bike but not because I need studded tires (knobby tires are generally all I need). I have a dedicated winter bike that is more of a beater because I don't want to get...
Forum: Touring 05-09-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By robert schlatte
Here are rain pants from performance that are...

Here are rain pants from performance that are $40. I have some similar to these that have lasted 6 or 7 years with very occassional use. They have held up very well.

Performance Ripstop Rain...
Forum: Touring 04-30-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By robert schlatte
I also put a pair of Paul's canti's on another...

I also put a pair of Paul's canti's on another bike that used to squeal badly with the stock brakes. The set up is the same as above, but with Mavic rims. They no longer squeal; but I have not had a...
Forum: Touring 04-30-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,793
Posted By robert schlatte
If money is no object, go with Tubus. If money...

If money is no object, go with Tubus. If money is an object, I don't think you can go wrong with Blackburn classic expedition or Axiom Journey.
Forum: Touring 04-30-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By robert schlatte
Sometimes you have to live with a little squeal....

Sometimes you have to live with a little squeal. My front canti is Paul's low profile, the pad is Kool stop salman low profile, and the rim is Velocity Dyad. I have done everything, even using a...
Forum: Touring 04-28-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,705
Posted By robert schlatte
In my mind bike touring is about using your own...

In my mind bike touring is about using your own power and wits to go the distance. I don't want to have a motor assist me. If that's the case, I will just tour on a motorcycle.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By robert schlatte
+1. I had an old motobecane with stripped RD...

+1. I had an old motobecane with stripped RD hanger threads. I drilled out the hole and used a dropout saver. Worked like a charm.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-14-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,307
Posted By robert schlatte
No, friction shifters don't suck, it just sounds...

No, friction shifters don't suck, it just sounds like yours do. Friction shifters are very simple, they just pull or release the derailleur cable to move the chain from one gear to the next. The...
Forum: Touring 04-14-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By robert schlatte
I have a Sora 3503 on my 1980 Schwinn voyageur...

I have a Sora 3503 on my 1980 Schwinn voyageur 11.8 and it works perfectly with the Sugino 46-36-26 crankset. I've never had any problem moving the chain from ring to ring. Notice in one of the...
Forum: Touring 04-14-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By robert schlatte
My bag is mounted fairly high and does not...

My bag is mounted fairly high and does not interfere with my headlight that is mounted to the fork crown. Having the light at this location does prevent other bags, racks, etc. from being mounted...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,424
Posted By robert schlatte
Okay. I respect that. Be safe whatever you do.

Okay. I respect that. Be safe whatever you do.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,424
Posted By robert schlatte
As Dave Moulton says in his blog, mixing...

As Dave Moulton says in his blog, mixing gasoline/oil to clean and lube a chain will not pose any special danger to anyone who is experienced with adding gasoline to lawn mowers and automobiles or...
Forum: Commuting 04-12-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By robert schlatte
I have used SKS, Planet Bike, hardcore and...

I have used SKS, Planet Bike, hardcore and cascadia, and stainless steel- velo orange. Nothing wrong with any of them if installed correctly. If you do the installation yourself, be prepared to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-12-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,867
Posted By robert schlatte
I have ridden the length of Michigan (various...

I have ridden the length of Michigan (various routes) for adventure several times. I start out in Columbus and end up near Mackinac at a little cabin I own. I do get the author's perspective...
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