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Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By Thulsadoom

The OP's rims are regular old 15C. He should be...

The OP's rims are regular old 15C. He should be able to run up to 35s with no problem. In today's fat tire world that old 2x rule has been ignored and debunked a gazillion times.
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By Thulsadoom

If you want convenient and inexpensive, those...

If you want convenient and inexpensive, those Blackburn 700x35 tires from Walmart are a pretty good deal. $25 and they last forever.
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Thulsadoom

I wish I could help. 11 doesn't go between...

I wish I could help. 11 doesn't go between Binghamton and Albany.
Forum: Touring
09-10-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Thulsadoom

https://www.dot.ny.gov/portal/pls/portal/MEXIS_APP...

https://www.dot.ny.gov/portal/pls/portal/MEXIS_APP.DYN_BIKE_TRAIL_DETAIL_MAIN.show?p_arg_names=p_trail_id&p_arg_values=148

There's a decent link for the 17. I can't seem to find anything good for...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Thulsadoom

Struggling to understand your question...

Struggling to understand your question...
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,541
Posted By Thulsadoom

Something I find interesting is how many people...

Something I find interesting is how many people seem to think that everyone comes from roughly the same strength base. I'm here to tell you that some riders are a hell of a lot stronger than others....
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,541
Posted By Thulsadoom

I've been trying for decades to get my rig under...

I've been trying for decades to get my rig under 100 pounds. Just can't seem to get in a hurry.
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By Thulsadoom

If you are actually wondering how much of a...

If you are actually wondering how much of a difference there is between spending the night inside and camping outside in freezing weather, I would highly recommend rethinking your motivation for...
Forum: Touring
08-23-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Thulsadoom

I've had similar experiences with the Road Morph....

I've had similar experiences with the Road Morph. Excellent pump until that o ring breaks and then you can't find a replacement unless you order it. By the time you pay shipping you might as well...
Forum: Touring
08-22-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Thulsadoom

What pump and what saddle?

What pump and what saddle?
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Thulsadoom

How are we defining expedition touring?

How are we defining expedition touring?
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Thulsadoom

You could buy a used kiddy trailer off craigslist...

You could buy a used kiddy trailer off craigslist for a tenth of what you'd pay for the Coho. Use it as-is or strip it down and bolt on a plastic tote or whatever. Pull it with any bike you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Thulsadoom

Blackburn Walmart 700x35 road tire

During the Pandemic I installed a Walmart (Blackburn) 700x35 road tire on the back wheel of my Trek 520. I changed it out today after 3500 miles and it probably could have gone a little farther....
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Thulsadoom

Usually by the time I head out for a warm weather...

Usually by the time I head out for a warm weather tour my arms and legs are already pretty tan and I don't have to worry much about them. My main focus is my face, head and neck. I started wearing a...
06-24-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By Thulsadoom

If memory serves, my old Nomad had a...

If memory serves, my old Nomad had a pocket/sleeve on the left-rear side where the flag pole plugged in.

My flag actually blew off the trailer in some heavy winds in the midwest somewhere, so you...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,698
Posted By Thulsadoom

Horrible seat. Overloaded bike. Sunburn. Sore...

Horrible seat. Overloaded bike. Sunburn. Sore legs. Sore butt. Great time. Great memories.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,323
Posted By Thulsadoom

Coons?

Coons?
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,151
Posted By Thulsadoom

That's fine. It's been a great discussion.

That's fine. It's been a great discussion.
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,151
Posted By Thulsadoom

Steel is a very general term. Not all steel is...

Steel is a very general term. Not all steel is created equal. Tubus racks are cromoly. Wipe off a little surface rust once or twice a year and touch up with paint if the scuffs bother you. Last...
Forum: Touring
04-25-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,994
Posted By Thulsadoom

And if God doesn't provide, you have insurance....

And if God doesn't provide, you have insurance. You can always eat the dogs.
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By Thulsadoom

Night Demons!

I got back today from an overnight-er camping trip. I rode about 60 miles to a lake, did a little trout fishing, camped out overnight and rode back today.

Last night I had at least 4 or 5 demonic...
Forum: Touring
04-18-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,035
Posted By Thulsadoom

Wow. That's a shock. I ran into this guy a...

Wow. That's a shock.

I ran into this guy a few years back when I was touring the southwest US. We only talked for a few minutes by the side of the road. He seemed like a really cool guy.

Ride...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,242
Posted By Thulsadoom

I suspect some would disagree with that.

I suspect some would disagree with that.
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,242
Posted By Thulsadoom

I have a Trek 520 that I've converted with Wald...

I have a Trek 520 that I've converted with Wald 867
bars, an adjustable stem, and a Bontrager Boulevard saddle. I'm not completely upright but I'm pretty close. I can honestly say that I've never...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By Thulsadoom

That's not true. You can do either/or.

That's not true. You can do either/or.
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,242
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'm a recent convert to upright riding and...

I'm a recent convert to upright riding and touring. It solves a lot of problems. You'll have a lot fewer aches and pains and will probably enjoy the ride more. But you'll be slower, guaranteed.
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,105
Posted By Thulsadoom

I run a Surly SS middle chainring on my Trek 520....

I run a Surly SS middle chainring on my Trek 520. I can honestly say that it lasts easily 3x as long as an aluminum chainring. I've never had a problem with shifting with bar ends.
Forum: Touring
04-03-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,721
Posted By Thulsadoom

A touring bike is whatever bike you choose to...

A touring bike is whatever bike you choose to tour on.
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,721
Posted By Thulsadoom

A consideration for bar-end shifters with upright...

A consideration for bar-end shifters with upright bars is that when it's hot, the sweat runs off your head and shoulders, down your arms and off the heels of your hands and dowses the shifters in a...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,721
Posted By Thulsadoom

There's always the option of towing a trailer. A...

There's always the option of towing a trailer. A lightweight trailer often weighs less than a full set of racks and panniers, and you can tow a trailer with any bike you want since the weight is on...
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By Thulsadoom

There's always Ebay.

There's always Ebay.
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,463
Posted By Thulsadoom

I suspect that only a very tiny percentage of...

I suspect that only a very tiny percentage of CGOAB users post on the forums. If you post on the forums and discuss only bicycle touring related subjects, you won't have any problems with anyone....
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,463
Posted By Thulsadoom

Crazy Guy On A Bike. Accept no substitutes.

Crazy Guy On A Bike. Accept no substitutes.
02-19-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By Thulsadoom

There's no way I'd ride my 3 season bike in the...

There's no way I'd ride my 3 season bike in the winter around here. I go into winter knowing that the salt is most probably going to eat up a chain and set of sprockets each season. I don't even try...
Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By Thulsadoom

terrifying...

terrifying...
Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By Thulsadoom

Oh, hell yeah. Don't be scared of a few thorns.

Oh, hell yeah. Don't be scared of a few thorns.
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By Thulsadoom

Unless you're running metal liners, you're gonna...

Unless you're running metal liners, you're gonna get flats in that part of the country. Goat-heads are vicious little buggers and will get through any rubber less than 1/2 inch thick. Get used to the...
02-15-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,908
Posted By Thulsadoom

So cold, my goose bumps have goose bumps. (an...

So cold, my goose bumps have goose bumps. (an oldie but a...well, I guess it's just an oldie)
Forum: Touring
02-09-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,668
Posted By Thulsadoom

The way I figure it is: as long as you have...

The way I figure it is: as long as you have something that will stop people from just walking away with your bike as if it's theirs, that's all you really need. Any chain or lock can be compromised....
01-28-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,376
Posted By Thulsadoom

Tightly woven wind block layers bring up the...

Tightly woven wind block layers bring up the issue of moisture transfer.
01-27-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,376
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'm just wondering, are you saying that if it's...

I'm just wondering, are you saying that if it's 32F outside and the wind is blowing 15mph, you will stay just as warm on a bike as if it's 32F and there's no wind?
01-21-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,376
Posted By Thulsadoom

One problem with wind chill in freezing...

One problem with wind chill in freezing conditions is you can't stop. If you do, the wind will suck the heat out of you in seconds.
01-17-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'm assuming you're wearing liners? I've had...

I'm assuming you're wearing liners?

I've had the same experience. Cheap, heavy work gloves with good liners make some of the warmest gloves you can get. I have a set of thin goretex ski gloves...
01-15-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,557
Posted By Thulsadoom

I very rarely get a flat in winter. The snow and...

I very rarely get a flat in winter. The snow and ice cover all the sharp objects.
01-12-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,557
Posted By Thulsadoom

I think we'll probably see a lot of accounts...

I think we'll probably see a lot of accounts where someone has dressed appropriately for a cold weather ride, gone out and gotten sweaty or tired, had to stop for whatever reason and realized...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,927
Posted By Thulsadoom

What are trying to accomplish? A more upright...

What are trying to accomplish? A more upright riding position? More control? Just want a change?
01-11-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,557
Posted By Thulsadoom

One time I was riding in sub-freezing temps and...

One time I was riding in sub-freezing temps and the wind kicked up, so it was probably below 0F with the wind chill. I stopped and removed one of my gloves to rummage through my handlebar bag. When I...
01-10-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By Thulsadoom

That's almost certainly the tracks of a Wobbly...

That's almost certainly the tracks of a Wobbly Wombat. Not to be confused with the Weebly Woodrat, which is not native to the Northeastern US. The Wobbly Wombat, known aficianados of Rap music,...
01-08-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By Thulsadoom

I can tell you that a better forum probably...

I can tell you that a better forum probably exists to find summer tires than Winter Cycling.
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Thulsadoom

B67 Repro

Anybody tried one of these? Thoughts?
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