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Forum: Touring 06-26-16, 02:48 PM
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Posted By bwgride
That's a good present to yourself after 40 years...

That's a good present to yourself after 40 years of teaching. If you put together a tour in FL to state and national parks, let us know how it goes.
Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bwgride
Thanks for posting edthesped; it seems our charge...

Thanks for posting edthesped; it seems our charge rates are similar, and are similar to other reported recharge rates for phones via USB converters and dynamo hubs.
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bwgride
Ok, thanks for your thoughtful and insightful...

Ok, thanks for your thoughtful and insightful post.
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bwgride
It's not the fail you exclaim as I show below....

It's not the fail you exclaim as I show below. Things to consider here: differences in calculations and expectations

Calculations --

My calculations show a more promising outcome; I think you...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By bwgride
So many options. I enjoy the Lake District - not...

So many options. I enjoy the Lake District - not part of Scotland, but just south of the border. If I had four weeks starting near Glasgow, I would take the route south-west along the coast then ride...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bwgride
Not sure why you post in this thread. Your posts...

Not sure why you post in this thread. Your posts seemed purposed to denigrate dynamo usage, and your posts seem to be without much thought.

My purpose was to inform users of dynamos of the...
Forum: Touring 06-23-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bwgride
That is one interpretation, another is that since...

That is one interpretation, another is that since it gains in charge while I ride, it will stay charged most of the day so not necessary to charge the phone during the entire ride. This means I am...
Forum: Touring 06-23-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bwgride
Biologic Reecharge Dynamo Kit/Charger

I've been testing a Biologic Reecharge Dynamo Kit/Charger ($30) this week. Link:

ReeCharge Dynamo Kit with Micro-USB Cable | BioLogic Bicycle Accessories and Bike Gear...
Forum: Touring 06-22-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By bwgride
Is there a structural issue with 10cm spacers...

Is there a structural issue with 10cm spacers with LHTs that is critical to riders' potential safety?

Or is this an issue with aesthetics such that it does not fit your particular standard for...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By bwgride
As others have noted, I suggest changing as...

As others have noted, I suggest changing as little as possible. Going to Deore won't offer any benefit unless your current components are worn out or malfunctioning. Upgrading components is probably...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By bwgride
You could, but you may find wider road tires are...

You could, but you may find wider road tires are a good option. I use Schwalbe Big Ben (2.15" tire) and they roll very well and are comfortable.
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By bwgride
Before switching handlebars, do give the drop...

Before switching handlebars, do give the drop bars a month or two try. I was a flat bar rider for 20 years, but could never get a great comfort from them so I tried Salsa Woodchipper, which is...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By bwgride
Some differences to note: 1. Novara come...

Some differences to note:

1. Novara come with bar end shifters, and these can be fitted on thumbies (see Paul's thumbies) on the bar you plan to get so you would not have to change shifters.
...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,538
Posted By bwgride
A note about the MKS lambda pedals. I have a...

A note about the MKS lambda pedals. I have a pair. They are well made, long, and seem to grip well. However, my feet are wide and one tends toward supination (outward roll while on pedals). I found...
Forum: Touring 06-18-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,538
Posted By bwgride
I use two makes on several bikes. First is...

I use two makes on several bikes. First is Nashbar land cruiser pedals. No longer sold, but these things are excellent. Big and wide, and I have 5 pair. Each is 5000 or more miles and I have never...
Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By bwgride
Excellent restoration. It's great...

Excellent restoration.

It's great experience to assemble or reassemble one's own bike.
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,233
Posted By bwgride
Some ideas: 1. use tape or grips that absorb...

Some ideas:

1. use tape or grips that absorb shock and vibrations (dampens input from the wheels)
2. double tape bars
3. use gel pads under tape
4. raise bars to take more pressure off hands...
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,005
Posted By bwgride
Disc hubs on a non-disc bike is no issue. I...

Disc hubs on a non-disc bike is no issue. I currently use Deore disc hubs on my non-disc LHT. Just make sure the rim is designed for rim brakes.

More important is rim width. If you plan to use...
Forum: Touring 06-07-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,871
Posted By bwgride
I think that is the goal of referenced poster.

I think that is the goal of referenced poster.
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By bwgride
Once you remove the nail, the hole may seal...

Once you remove the nail, the hole may seal itself shut or tight from the surrounding tire material. Possible could still use with little future troubles. I was just searching for a tire patch for...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,450
Posted By bwgride
I see Warmlite web page is no longer "R" rated,...

I see Warmlite web page is no longer "R" rated, and now less interesting. Previously their gear photos contained nude models.

Edit: I was wrong, they still have some of those images.
Forum: Touring 06-03-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,450
Posted By bwgride
As someone noted above, poles under 15" will be...

As someone noted above, poles under 15" will be the difficult criterion to address. Tarptent, as mentioned, and other small manufactures, e.g.,

Six Moon Design,
Lightheart Gear
Mountain...
Forum: Touring 05-25-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,203
Posted By bwgride
If you like your current bike, there are racks...

If you like your current bike, there are racks that will work for it even if there are no braze-ons for racks. For example, Old Man Mountain type racks.

Longer head tube does not make it more...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,566
Posted By bwgride
I have two journals that have been present since...

I have two journals that have been present since 2007 and 2008. Have not yet donated to CGOAB. So looks like 8 and 9 years for my journals. No doubt there are thousands more entries like mine that...
Forum: Touring 05-05-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,792
Posted By bwgride
Yes, I use the Topeak Super Tourer DX and find it...

Yes, I use the Topeak Super Tourer DX and find it works very well. This version has two nice features I prefer - lower mounting bar so panniers do not have to mount to the rack platform bars, and the...
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