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Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By LuckySailor
I have Schwalbe Marathon Tours on our tandem,...

I have Schwalbe Marathon Tours on our tandem, 26x2. They ride awesome and long lasting. The Marathon tour pros that are on my 520 made it all away across Canada and still have plenty of life to them....
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By LuckySailor
I used Brooks bar tape last cross country tour,...

I used Brooks bar tape last cross country tour, and non padded gloves. very comfortable.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-10-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,715
Posted By LuckySailor
I say go for it! In my later 20's I bought a...

I say go for it! In my later 20's I bought a Centurian with dropped bars. I had a neckache after most every ride, bethought that was the way it's gonna be, so I lived with it. When I moved to...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By LuckySailor
Ultimate rain cape spats and helmut cover

Uh, no. I have the J&G raincoat and pants. In my opinion, they are not tour quality at all. I sweat horribly in the jacket even with the pit zips all the way open, front zipper open (as much as will...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By LuckySailor
Looks off. But, are you shorter on the left side...

Looks off. But, are you shorter on the left side by chance? I have a friend of mine who has a Brooks saddle, and his saddle although with 20,000 miles on it sags on one side as he is 5/8" shorter on...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By LuckySailor
you buy that bike that tickles your fancy. You...

you buy that bike that tickles your fancy. You will never "wonder" about it, "What if" about it. And if you decide that its not all its cracked up to be, go buy the other one. You can never have too...
Forum: Touring 05-25-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By LuckySailor
Why? Seems senseless to me. Beyond covering the...

Why? Seems senseless to me. Beyond covering the saddle, na. Repurposed shower caps is all I have ever used.
Forum: Touring 05-25-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By LuckySailor
Hi. Did the Cabot Trail last summer with a group...

Hi. Did the Cabot Trail last summer with a group of friends, and we camped every night. Our distances were a bit longer every day than what you are aiming for though, which will give you ample time...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-14-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,531
Posted By LuckySailor
on a tandem, THAT is impressive. Holy man. WOW....

on a tandem, THAT is impressive. Holy man. WOW. My wife would be screaming her ass off! LOL
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-14-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,531
Posted By LuckySailor
On my cross Canada tour last year, using my Trek...

On my cross Canada tour last year, using my Trek 520, coming down from Rogers Pass in BC. I hit 49.5 mph. Peddled as fast as I could, and if i would have known that I was only .5 off 50, I would have...
Forum: Touring 04-26-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By LuckySailor
The {main** purpose for me buying the dynamo in...

The {main** purpose for me buying the dynamo in the first place was the possibility of charging on the fly. The chance of me needing a head light for travel after dark were/are remote. However, I did...
Forum: Touring 04-26-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By LuckySailor
riffraff, I have taken out the instructions to...

riffraff, I have taken out the instructions to review. According to the instructions that came with the light and usb, the USB is rated for 5 V up to 1 amp. The instructions for the dynamo state that...
Forum: Touring 04-25-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By LuckySailor
I have the SON 28 with the Luxos U, and Toplight...

I have the SON 28 with the Luxos U, and Toplight line pro taillight, all purchased from Peter White Cycles in the US, on my Trek 520, and I toured 74 days with it non stop across Canada last summer....
Forum: Touring 04-18-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By LuckySailor
Talk to the folks at Peter White Cycles. That is...

Talk to the folks at Peter White Cycles. That is where I got my SON 28, and tail light as well. Now here's the thing with charging that I found out on tour last year. Start out every morning with a...
Forum: Touring 04-18-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By LuckySailor
The problem that I have with the Showers Pass 2.1...

The problem that I have with the Showers Pass 2.1 is that it does not have pockets on the sides for you to use as hand warmers (conventional pockets) It does have a pocket in the back and a chest...
Forum: Touring 04-18-16, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,289
Posted By LuckySailor
I have the same pedals and D2 Kong cycling shoes....

I have the same pedals and D2 Kong cycling shoes. Walkability is great, and there was never a need to take the shoes off-even when I got into camp, I always set up camp first, even ate most eves...
Forum: Touring 03-12-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,242
Posted By LuckySailor
I have a pair of mountain bike style recessed...

I have a pair of mountain bike style recessed shoes from D2. Silly expensive, custom made, well worth the splurge IMO. I can wear them all day riding, and sight seeing, and don't even think about...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-21-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By LuckySailor
Thanks for all your input. I will most likely...

Thanks for all your input. I will most likely leave the bike as it is currently. I spent a small mountain on it when I built it, adding S&S couplers, and a mix of Ultegra and XTR components, as well...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-17-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By LuckySailor
Adding disc brakes to a Trek 520

I accidentally asked this in a different area, so I will begin agin. I have a 2013 Trek 520, that I am thinking I would like to add disc brakes to. I have an upcoming tour to the Arctic in 2017, that...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-17-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By LuckySailor
Sorry, I am not familiar with plasti dip. Why not...

Sorry, I am not familiar with plasti dip. Why not powder coat? $100 to do a frame and fork. (Which is a hell of a lot cheaper than what it costs to spray a lacquer finish!) sorry I'm off topic a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-16-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By LuckySailor
Converting Trek 520 to disc brakes

I am considering the idea of converting to disc brakes. Reason- next years ride from Vancouver to the Arctic Circle. The Dempster Highway is known to get quite muddy, and my thoughts are that discs...
Forum: Touring 02-14-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,334
Posted By LuckySailor
There is absolutely no compelling reason to give...

There is absolutely no compelling reason to give up on brifters. NONE. Depending on the brifter that you choose, your mileage will vary. Ultegras for 9 or 10 speed will need maintenance at least...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-03-16, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By LuckySailor
Got mine last year-they are awesome. Will order...

Got mine last year-they are awesome. Will order again this year for another bike. Before you left a positive review, could you not have called them or emailed them to express your disapproval? Most...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-29-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,937
Posted By LuckySailor
Totally off topic, and not meant to...

Totally off topic, and not meant to sidetrack...........Love your avatar. I have the Hogan's Heros theme song for one of my friends. Every time he rings, I get a big grin on my face. So cool.

Back...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-26-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,360
Posted By LuckySailor
1. Recovery time (as in sometimes you just need...

1. Recovery time (as in sometimes you just need more than a day or even two), 2. cadence, 3. you're not going to make huge improvements in a short amount of time.

Last summer, I rode my bike...
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