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Forum: Touring 03-30-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By LeeG
That is odd. Do through axles still have a qr...

That is odd. Do through axles still have a qr function?
Forum: Touring 03-29-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By LeeG
This looks interesting. Don't get fixated on...

This looks interesting. Don't get fixated on frame material, aluminum is as good as steel. What matters is whether the bike is built for the intended use.
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Forum: Touring 03-23-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,373
Posted By LeeG
The bike has evolved over the decades, looks...

The bike has evolved over the decades, looks good. I'm not sure if Paselas have changed from when I rode a lot but I developed a preference for the T-servs over the Paselas because the black walls...
Forum: Touring 03-23-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By LeeG
Gore Tex socks over wool socks and shoes that...

Gore Tex socks over wool socks and shoes that aren't tight. If it's raining so much that water will run down into socks then rain pants over socks. My shoes were soaked but my feet were warm and...
Forum: Touring 02-12-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By LeeG
The answer depends on load and road surface. I...

The answer depends on load and road surface. I can see a 150lb person with 20lbs of load being very happy on 32-40mm tires for dirt roads. 225lb person with same load might want more cushion for off...
Forum: Touring 02-12-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By LeeG
Grinding could be a lot of things while wear is...

Grinding could be a lot of things while wear is easily measured. Get a SRAM/KMC chain and any cassette. How you care for the chain will matter more than the brand.
Forum: Touring 02-12-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,357
Posted By LeeG
It looks like all those bikes all have very low...

It looks like all those bikes all have very low gears. My suggestion is ride them and see which one feels right. Gears are easily fine tuned to preferences but you can't change how it handles. The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-12-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By LeeG
Gorilla tape, it's what's at hand.

Gorilla tape, it's what's at hand.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-04-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,784
Posted By LeeG
32 can be just as good for under the bell curve...

32 can be just as good for under the bell curve loads riding, racing, touring, cyclocross, etc. If you have a very heavy load there's more upside than downside for 36spokes on a dished rear wheel.
Forum: Touring 01-29-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,042
Posted By LeeG
$.02 this is a decision to maintain a marketing...

$.02 this is a decision to maintain a marketing detail and not ensure durable wheels. There may well be an improvement in spokes but there's no reason to retain 24 spokes. There is no upside for the...
Forum: Touring 01-29-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,042
Posted By LeeG
It's design by sales. In order to differentiate...

It's design by sales. In order to differentiate a new model from the competition or related models a particular element or component is taken too far to draw attention to it. It's nutty and...
Forum: Touring 01-25-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By LeeG
I like my cranks to be the same length

I like my cranks to be the same length
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-07-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By LeeG
Build up the hub you have with Wheelsmith 13/14 g...

Build up the hub you have with Wheelsmith 13/14 g spokes and any mondo heavy rim. The IGH is attractive but the lowest cost highest performance option is derailleur drivetrain.
Forum: Touring 01-01-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,125
Posted By LeeG
Nope, I have an OldManMtn Sherpa front rack that...

Nope, I have an OldManMtn Sherpa front rack that has a medium sized front platform. I initially got it for a Kona Ute that has 700c wheels. Then later attached it to a 26" LHT/rim brakes with the...
Forum: Touring 12-19-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,349
Posted By LeeG
I would be inclined to dial back the expectation...

I would be inclined to dial back the expectation for a "fully loaded" touring bike and work with the bike as it was intended to be loaded. Maybe lowriders in front and rack load in back or small...
Forum: Touring 12-07-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,603
Posted By LeeG
Jbarcs, I'd be inclined to see if there's a...

Jbarcs, I'd be inclined to see if there's a double crankset that can give you a 28-30 tooth small ring and 40-44 big ring. 11 tooth small cogs give you a huge high gear with any chainring above 44t...
Forum: Touring 11-19-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By LeeG
1. Cheap touring bike- maybe 2. Used touring...

1. Cheap touring bike- maybe
2. Used touring bike- maybe
3. Convert mtn bike - maybe
4. Old or new road bike- possibly
5. Folding 20" bike- possibly
6. 3 spd utility bike- possibly
7. Penny...
Forum: Touring 11-18-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,025
Posted By LeeG
Suburban, I haven't been through all the SPD...

Suburban, I haven't been through all the SPD shoes but I have attempted to make cycling specific SPD and touring SPD shoes workable as walking shoes and it's never worked out well. I...
Forum: Touring 10-23-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,871
Posted By LeeG
In the last 30yrs my weight went up 50% and my...

In the last 30yrs my weight went up 50% and my sustainable power output dropped about 30%. The future looks slow.
Forum: Touring 10-16-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,871
Posted By LeeG
Bikenh, that's a nutty website.

Bikenh, that's a nutty website.
Forum: Touring 10-16-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,871
Posted By LeeG
Yep, big changes in 10, 20, 50yrs from now. It...

Yep, big changes in 10, 20, 50yrs from now. It won't be that big for bicycles but how bicycles are used. Ten years we will be accommodating to a plateau of world oil production with autos still the...
Forum: Touring 10-10-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,760
Posted By LeeG
You are a troll jerking off to ephemera

You are a troll jerking off to ephemera
Forum: Touring 10-07-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,760
Posted By LeeG
You silly person, "they" don't offer it, you seek...

You silly person, "they" don't offer it, you seek it and find it. You seek out $20,000 end tables, "they" don't offer them. You seek out $50,000 watches or $600,000 cars. Where do you get such...
Forum: Touring 10-07-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By LeeG
Or collar bone

Or collar bone
Forum: Touring 10-06-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By LeeG
They're aluminum, nothing obscure or special. If...

They're aluminum, nothing obscure or special. If you make a rim with lots of aluminum it'll be heavy.
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