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Forum: Touring 01-06-17, 05:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,266
Posted By irwin7638
Between my Hunqapillar, gear, tools and water I...

Between my Hunqapillar, gear, tools and water I travel with 70 lbs no matter what. I'm not into a bivy bag on the ground and munch trail mix for 3 meals a day. I think the creature comforts are...
Forum: Touring 01-05-17, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By irwin7638
You have to decide what your own comfort level is...

You have to decide what your own comfort level is and then be willing to change with experience. A few weekend trips will help you decide what kind of equipment you and traveling you will like. ...
Forum: Commuting 12-23-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,852
Posted By irwin7638
The latest generation of B&M Senso headlights,...

The latest generation of B&M Senso headlights, (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m-hl.php) made for dyno input, have two beams. During the day the light is focused up at a level approximate to...
Forum: Commuting 12-15-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,127
Posted By irwin7638
I've been using the W106 for several years and...

I've been using the W106 for several years and love them. They roll pretty quickly at 70 lbs of pressure and the studs are there to help with the slightest turn or maneuver.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 12-12-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By irwin7638
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Commuting 12-12-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By irwin7638
I have Cr 18 rims with 105 hubs on my Hillborne. ...

I have Cr 18 rims with 105 hubs on my Hillborne. I've been using them for about 5 years on just about any surface you can imagine with 32mm tires. They seem pretty bombproof.

Marc
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-11-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,475
Posted By irwin7638
My touring bike handles up to 2" tires so I swap...

My touring bike handles up to 2" tires so I swap out the wheels for a spare set with 1 3/4" studded tires once the snow starts accumulating. My city bike also gets some narrower studded tires but...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-11-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,795
Posted By irwin7638
I've been using some hunter's mittens from Gander...

I've been using some hunter's mittens from Gander Mountain (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2013/02/toasty-hands.html)the past several years. They are versatile and have a pocket to hold a...
Forum: Touring 12-11-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,317
Posted By irwin7638
I like the Grunden's rain cape. It keeps you dry...

I like the Grunden's rain cape. It keeps you dry without overheating. It's also comfortable to wear around the campsite when it's pouring rain. Comfort is worth the extra bulk and weight.

Marc
Forum: Touring 11-25-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By irwin7638
Actually there is a network of trails and routes...

Actually there is a network of trails and routes from the loop to Indiana Dunes which avoids most of the problems you might expect in South Chicago. It also takes you around the industrial cesspool...
Forum: Touring 11-25-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By irwin7638
There are all kinds of options from Chicago. You...

There are all kinds of options from Chicago. You might look at a trip around the lakes and back across Michigan. In the past few years I have had some really good trips using Amtrak to a point and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-25-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,230
Posted By irwin7638
Frost River in Duluth...

Frost River in Duluth (https://www.frostriver.com/product-category/bike-bags/) makes a nice line of faux vintage bike bags. I have their Gunflint Trail saddle bag and two other products of theirs. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-16-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 238,646
Posted By irwin7638
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-15-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,021
Posted By irwin7638
I don't really understand why this is an issue. ...

I don't really understand why this is an issue. You get older, things change. Adapt. I've been riding for 44 years as an adult, never thought of cycling as a competitive sport, just a fun way to...
Forum: Commuting 11-14-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By irwin7638
I doubt the frame is more than 8 oz. heavier. ...

I doubt the frame is more than 8 oz. heavier. Mine, with the fenders and rack,
Weighed 24.5 when I built it. Those handlebars are wonderful, they provide a huge range of postures.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 11-14-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By irwin7638
It was indeed, Grant Peterson designed it and...

It was indeed, Grant Peterson designed it and Soma produced it with Tange Prestige and Infinity tubing. You might also look at Riv's Sam Hillborne. The Hillborne is the essentially the same bike...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,257
Posted By irwin7638
Dyno Hub and B&M head and tail light. Lights are...

Dyno Hub and B&M head and tail light. Lights are always on helping me see and be seen.

Marc
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,250
Posted By irwin7638
It does. Mine...

It does. Mine (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2011/02/me-and-mixte.html) has a dyno front hub now with a Nuvinci rear on a Soma Buena Vista Frame.
...
Forum: Touring 10-23-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By irwin7638
This past year I've forsaken all for Google. ...

This past year I've forsaken all for Google. Google will lead the true believers into the future. Seriously, I have just quit plotting a course and started riding in the direction of my...
Forum: Touring 10-17-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,197
Posted By irwin7638
Sounds like everybody got predictably involved in...

Sounds like everybody got predictably involved in debating details. I upgraded my LHT with a Rivendell Hunqapillar Frame a few years ago. ...
Forum: Touring 10-17-16, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,847
Posted By irwin7638
Over the past 45 years I have been in several...

Over the past 45 years I have been in several situations where I thought a handgun would have been a good idea. I've never actually needed one and still don't carry one. I agree with most all the...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By irwin7638
It is a problem. The signage and maps along the...

It is a problem. The signage and maps along the trail all indicate that there is a camping facility in St. Charles. There is not. When I was there this past summer...
Forum: Commuting 10-11-16, 03:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,461
Posted By irwin7638
$50? No, but we are talking about your life so...

$50? No, but we are talking about your life so it might not be crazy to spend a little more. For my commuter, I gave up on battery lights entirely and use a reliable dynohub light set. The B&M Eyc...
Forum: Touring 09-24-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,442
Posted By irwin7638
I've never been one to take long tours. 7-10...

I've never been one to take long tours. 7-10 days satisfies my wanderlust. That has always fit into my schedule, even when I was busy raising a child. Now that I am semi-retired I take 3 or 4...
Forum: Commuting 09-22-16, 03:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,117
Posted By irwin7638
I had a disappointing experience with the Shimano...

I had a disappointing experience with the Shimano Nexus 8. After a few years of use the retaining clip (which holds the gear cassette in place) broke. According to the parts list it should have...
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