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Forum: Touring 06-11-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,994
Posted By gorshkov
Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas are great...

Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas are great places to tour in the spring and fall (not so much in the summer; too hot). Talimena Drive is an awesome ride if you like hills, and there are plenty...
Forum: Touring 05-19-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By gorshkov
+1 to Doug's comments. I have XT hubs with...

+1 to Doug's comments.

I have XT hubs with aluminum axles on both my touring bike (7 years old, 10,000+ miles) and my mountain bike and have not had any problems with them yet. The only axle...
Forum: Touring 05-12-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By gorshkov
This looks a lot like the Raleigh Sojourn - same...

This looks a lot like the Raleigh Sojourn - same basic idea, similar spec, a bit lighter. How long have they made the Mazama? I don't remember seeing it on the market when I bought my Sojourn in...
Forum: Touring 04-07-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By gorshkov
I have several synthetic t-shirts that I got at...

I have several synthetic t-shirts that I got at Ace Hardware of all places. They were selling them for $4 each, and they've actually worked better than the $25 under armor synthetic I used to use. ...
Forum: Touring 04-07-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 897
Posted By gorshkov
That's actually not too far from how these things...

That's actually not too far from how these things are actually tested - they fill them with something that smells good to bears (salmon guts?), then give it to zoo bears.
Forum: Touring 02-14-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By gorshkov
I have an older quarter dome (purchased in 2008),...

I have an older quarter dome (purchased in 2008), and I have been very happy with it. No durability problems at all in 7 years, and that includes three bike tours, a backpacking trip, and lots of...
Forum: Touring 01-07-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By gorshkov
One very low-tech option is to take a piece of...

One very low-tech option is to take a piece of line, and tie it to the bike. Run the line under your tent, then tie the other end to a tree or something. That way, if your bike is moved, the line...
Forum: Touring 01-06-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,692
Posted By gorshkov
It's been a while since I have shipped a bike,...

It's been a while since I have shipped a bike, but when I worked at a bike shop, we always used FedEx rather than UPS because the owner of the shop maintained that UPS was likely to damage the bike. ...
Forum: Touring 12-20-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By gorshkov
Hobo, I don't tour year round, and I've never...

Hobo, I don't tour year round, and I've never encountered very cold weather on a tour, so this may not answer your question, but I generally don't wear gloves in warm weather. For cool weather...
Forum: Touring 10-30-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By gorshkov
Once back when I was unemployed, I tried to...

Once back when I was unemployed, I tried to convince a local Wal-Mart to hire me on a contract basis to build bikes for them. My pitch (which didn't work) was to find a manager and show him all of...
Forum: Touring 10-30-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,385
Posted By gorshkov
Not sure about that particular model of hubs, but...

Not sure about that particular model of hubs, but the locknut on most of the shimano hubs I've worked on is 17mm. You typically don't need two cone wrenches, but you do need two wrenches - one to...
Forum: Touring 10-22-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By gorshkov
It's actually more aerodynamic the way it is. ...

It's actually more aerodynamic the way it is. Turning it around will place a larger vertical surface at the back, which will cause enormous vortices from the air coming around the sides. For...
Forum: Touring 09-28-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By gorshkov
I've done this in a couple of different ways. ...

I've done this in a couple of different ways. Unless I'm in a big hurry (which generally only happens when the weather is turning bad), I stop at pretty much all of the historical markers,...
Forum: Touring 09-13-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By gorshkov
I don't use ACA maps, but it isn't to save money,...

I don't use ACA maps, but it isn't to save money, its because I enjoy the route research and making my own route. I haven't tried to follow the great divide route specifically, but I suspect that I...
Forum: Touring 09-08-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,789
Posted By gorshkov
I have woodchipper bars on my Raleigh Sojourn -...

I have woodchipper bars on my Raleigh Sojourn - original spec. They're pretty good, but I haven't noticed them being any more or less comfortable long-term than the normal drop bars on my go-fast...
Forum: Touring 08-10-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By gorshkov
I rode the parkway south to north in 2008, and I...

I rode the parkway south to north in 2008, and I stealth camped a couple of times without problems. Yes, it is illegal, but as long as you stay out of sight of the parkway, don't camp in picnic...
Forum: Touring 06-15-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By gorshkov
I did something like what chrobi is planning last...

I did something like what chrobi is planning last summer - I used a bicycle to ride to the trailheads of a number of different 14ers in Colorado. Nothing higher than class 3 scrambling, so I didn't...
Forum: Touring 06-09-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By gorshkov
I've toured with panniers and with a B.O.B., and...

I've toured with panniers and with a B.O.B., and I prefer the panniers for almost any situation. In addition to the weight penalty, the trailer typically puts all of your stuff in one bag, which...
Forum: Touring 06-02-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By gorshkov
If you're a Warmshowers member, you might ask on...

If you're a Warmshowers member, you might ask on the forums there - that site seems to have a larger number of European users compared to Bikeforums and Crazyguy.
Forum: Touring 05-30-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By gorshkov
My two cents: (1) Why not get a button-head...

My two cents:
(1) Why not get a button-head bolt and put the bolt head on the inside of the fork blade, with the nut on the outside? That makes the bolt length a little less critical. Also,...
Forum: Touring 05-18-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By gorshkov
If you're on warmshowers, you might contact some...

If you're on warmshowers, you might contact some hosts there and ask if you can park your car at their house. I've done that on a short loop tour before.
Forum: Touring 05-10-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By gorshkov
I use a pair of running shorts that I got at...

I use a pair of running shorts that I got at Walmart for about $10 a few years back. They pack down small enough to (barely) fit in a jersey pocket, though I don't generally keep them there.
Forum: Touring 05-07-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By gorshkov
I used a 2-wheel burley trailer with front...

I used a 2-wheel burley trailer with front panniers several times, none of which were on tour. I briefly did a mobile bike shop operation where I carried tools and a repair stand in the trailer, and...
Forum: Touring 05-05-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By gorshkov
This is the sort of thing that makes me wish I...

This is the sort of thing that makes me wish I still lived in Colorado and could go take advantage of this. This is the way to go if its still open to bikes but closed to cars when you get there. ...
Forum: Touring 05-01-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By gorshkov
There are four paved roads into Leadville: (1)...

There are four paved roads into Leadville:
(1) Highway 24 from the South from Salida and Buena Vista. This is the flattest option - you gain about 3000 feet over 60 miles, but there are no big...
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