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  1. Running two bags on road tires camping ~80 miles....

    Running two bags on road tires camping ~80 miles.

    Fat tires with four bags ~65.

    Central Peru ~45

    Add an hour of riding a day if tent tent up and deconstruct not required.

    Fastest 64 miles...
  2. I grew up on Downtube shifters. I despise stem...

    I grew up on Downtube shifters.
    I despise stem shifters
    I don't particularly like left hand bar con shifting
    My back dislikes flat bars.
    My hands like gen2 ergo.
    On abused bike if find indexing...
  3. I can not stress enough how bad the road is west...

    I can not stress enough how bad the road is west bound between Carson and White Salmon. No shoulder, tunnels, 55+ mph traffic and crash guards jutting into the road. East bound is the same just...
  4. Day two is a no: Road is closed gated and...

    Day two is a no:

    Road is closed gated and patrolled between Lester and Palmer do not even try. It has been this way for 20+ years and yet maybe 1/3 of the maps show the status.

    Unless you...
  5. I've seen 4-5 bikes made this way. All were...

    I've seen 4-5 bikes made this way. All were customish taller bikes scaled to smaller wheels. This one is a head scratcher.
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    The nouvo sport had many iterations but price...

    The nouvo sport had many iterations but price performance peaked about 85/86. I had one in the 25in size and road it to death. In this bikes case it was a face plant into a porche.

    To hit their...
  7. For some strange reason I ended up with a physics...

    For some strange reason I ended up with a physics degree from a USA state Univ. If I was a tri-person going for kona or a regional masters calaber mtb / rodie I might actually worry about this kind...
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    This. Also, if you are a guy look at female...

    This.

    Also, if you are a guy look at female "Tweener" saddles. Not race, not comfort but the middle of the road.

    I have not used padded shorts in 10 years. Drop crotch polyester blend boxers...
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    Hot and humid -> more hotel nights otherwise I...

    Hot and humid -> more hotel nights otherwise I don't recover.

    Hot and dry.

    Try and get 20% of your daily mileage in before the sun touches your skin. If the town placement works out right, hide...
  10. Lots of good advice given. Unless you -really-...

    Lots of good advice given.

    Unless you -really- some of the modern dodads I'm a big K.I.S.S fan.

    8 speed cassettes or 7 speed freewheels with a boutique freewheel hub combined with friction...
  11. 4+ different ways I have ridden

    1# Jump onto I-90 at Preston until Olallie SP. Iron Horse until Stampede pass Rd. I-90 until the Roslyn exit. Hwy 10 to the canyon Rd.

    2# The full Iron Horse Until Ellensburg. (Fatter tires req...
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    Lbs prebuilt or Lbs hand built.

    Rear wheels on tough use bikes are one of the few things I will spend stupid money on. Over the past 17 years I have broken one spoke yet worn out 6 rear wheels. Touring roll weight > 250lbs...
  13. Yes I too find the 11t kinda silly for anything...

    Yes I too find the 11t kinda silly for anything but a modern MTB crank.

    The two things I would worry about is how aggressively you can shift from the 24 to the 39 and can the shape of your rear...
  14. Tall late 80's mid grade sport/race bike. Tange...

    Tall late 80's mid grade sport/race bike. Tange 1# lugged Japanese. Olympia.

    Novara [REI] Trionfo Road Bike - $285
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/5038827781.html

    Looking for a tall...
  15. Sept 1 start date Western Express west to east. ...

    Sept 1 start date Western Express west to east. Remember, the monsoon season is active this time of year. Using the GC connector to bridge down the the south will result is headwinds.

    Oct 1...
  16. Part it out. Size is a big negative. (Just right...

    Part it out. Size is a big negative. (Just right for me). Tubulars ugh. I see Italvages as high value riders not bling bikes to impress your friends.

    Nice condition for the age.
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    No I does not make sense to me. All my other...

    No I does not make sense to me. All my other bikes are 7/8 freewheel/cassette. Also, 9 speed friction is slightly more twitchy.

    As long as Walmart sells freewheel bikes I feel safe at the 7/8...
  18. Shorter than ~6'1 used non full sus-MTB. Make...

    Shorter than ~6'1 used non full sus-MTB. Make sure the rear wheel is sound. Remember racks and bags $. If you are going to run 4 bags it's OK to cheep out on one pair.
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    Mixed use bike Gen 2 campag Cruising = Behind...

    Mixed use bike Gen 2 campag

    Cruising = Behind the hoods/hoods
    Climbing = flats/behind the hoods
    Going Down = Hoods
    Headwind = Drops
    Blown = Flats

    City Bike, Friction w Areo Levers
    Cruising...
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    Any swanky hotel in Portland, allow. When I...

    Any swanky hotel in Portland, allow. When I wheeled my bike in to a storage room my jaw dropped. Against the wall was only multi-coupled 20in wheeled bike I have ever seen and a co-motion +...
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    WRONG. You may be turned away from any WA...

    WRONG.

    You may be turned away from any WA state park if they are full and many do not have hike and bike sites. (Eastern WA)

    Unless the rules have changed since Sept 2014 when I inflicted much...
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    One of the bike mags made an all american bike,...

    One of the bike mags made an all american bike, single speed. Tires and chain were imported.
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    If you are carrying 4 bags and need a rear knob...

    If you are carrying 4 bags and need a rear knob to get up a hill you should probably be walking. UL/bike packing fine.

    I roll with a 1.75 rear slick and two folding fronts. One slick one knob....
  24. Average minus sized C&V Davidson Tandem with...

    Average minus sized C&V Davidson Tandem with kiddo adapter. Seattle Area.

    Tandem bike with kidback
    Tandem bike with kidback - $750
    The one couple I know who would fit this own a Two bedroom...
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    If you want to avoid the 'there and back on the...

    If you want to avoid the 'there and back on the same road.' Leave the trail at the stampede pass road and hop on the the freeway. Prepare for an 18+mph softpedal (think mid strength Columbia Gorge...
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