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02-28-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By escii_35

Microshift RD-R47 long I bought one a few...

Microshift RD-R47 long

I bought one a few years ago. Supposedly a 9s and the LBS guy said "it won't work with my friction 7 setup due to chain width. I took a whirl and spent the +-40 dollars on...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,200
Posted By escii_35

Modern: touring forks with 10+ mounting holes. ...

Modern: touring forks with 10+ mounting holes.
Modern: steel with sloped top tubes to help with frame flex on 60+ cm bikes.
Old: dt braze on mounts.

​​​​​​As for four bag touring. For me, it's...
01-12-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,728
Posted By escii_35

Matt Stephens The Irish guy on Eurosport radio....

Matt Stephens
The Irish guy on Eurosport radio. Roache or Kelly?
CVD.

I don't think I could handle 3 weeks of bobkie
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Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By escii_35

What the person above said x2. Business in...

What the person above said x2.

Business in Eugene and Portland are rather friendly to heavily geared tourists when it comes to bringing your bike inside. They can tell the forigners vs local Flora...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By escii_35

Know your airline dimensional and weight limits...

Know your airline dimensional and weight limits before packing. Print a copy just in case.

I split my coupled bike between a charity shop suitcase and cut down bike box for point to point travel....
Forum: Touring
12-19-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,324
Posted By escii_35

I tried to love double bar cons just like I tried...

I tried to love double bar cons just like I tried to love touch screen only phones. It just didn't work.

I never felt comfortable ring shifting in heavy urban traffic and could never manage the...
Forum: Touring
11-30-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,723
Posted By escii_35

Hot and Dry = A big yes to cotton. The only knock...

Hot and Dry = A big yes to cotton. The only knock on basic cotton is the spf factor.

Hot and Humid = tech fabrics.

Another factor is your perspiration profile. My bro sweats when he thinks to...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By escii_35

Since wadot upgraded the road to the Mukilteo...

Since wadot upgraded the road to the Mukilteo Ferry. Whidby island -> Deception Pass -> Skagit Flats -> Chuckanut is a solid route. In the 90's that was a freaking scary road.
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By escii_35

Hopefully you left today :-) Maybe 70deg in...

Hopefully you left today :-) Maybe 70deg in t-town

I've done this 15+ times.

For me, the hardest part to Navigate is either the Everett plateau or the Bothell /Avondale area.

What I...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,806
Posted By escii_35

All true. However when you hit XL sizing the...

All true. However when you hit XL sizing the criteria the OP asked for "ain't gonna happen in off the peg steel."

Recently I was chatting with a 50+ gentleman riding a 25in mid 80's lugged...
Forum: Touring
09-29-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,806
Posted By escii_35

For off the peg i'd vote alu for on tar and good...

For off the peg i'd vote alu for on tar and good condition gravel.

Just did baby shoe pass and on my way to Smith Rock riding my last edition American made jumbo c-dale T-series.

My custom...
Forum: Touring
09-15-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,492
Posted By escii_35

Flexy yes, too flexy no. I have ridden the...

Flexy yes, too flexy no.

I have ridden the xl size of two of those bikes. Compared to a vintage cdale touring bike they are super flexy. However, unloaded they won't rattle your teeth out.


My...
Forum: Touring
07-29-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By escii_35

Snippets of goodness: Rosarito to Ensanada...

Snippets of goodness:

Rosarito to Ensanada on the -bike- route is a nice ride.

Hopping on the commuter train at Chula Vista and taking it to the boarder was really smart choice. (The train stop...
06-02-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By escii_35

Brifters and the Triple: Dirty Campagnolo...

Brifters and the Triple:

Dirty Campagnolo secret, gen 2 ergo power works really well with triples. Gen 1 works also but I like the gen 2 action better. Ratchet up and down FTW.
Forum: Touring
05-25-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By escii_35

Paying $15 to use tight roads with non-CDL peeps...

Paying $15 to use tight roads with non-CDL peeps pulling large loads always gives me a warm fuzzy inside. Then, finding a place to camp when your actual arrival date is kinda fuzzy can turn potty...
Forum: Touring
03-20-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,149
Posted By escii_35

As another person said, "there's all different...

As another person said, "there's all different types of gravel."

Westside state gravel 1.25+ tires. Eastside 2.0+.

As for adventure the big things to think about are:

"where to store all...
Forum: Touring
03-16-18, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By escii_35

I'm still trying to find some new front bags I...

I'm still trying to find some new front bags I like... Sigh. As for racks if you have multiple bikes with mid-fork eyelets the Jandd design makes for easy swapping.

Yes I own a jumbo T-2000 the...
Forum: Touring
03-12-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By escii_35

As a person who rides taller production bikes...

As a person who rides taller production bikes (61cm-25in) my two coppers:

For sealed road touring size up and shorten the handle bar drop.

Big bikes are beastly to transport.

Traditional...
Forum: Touring
03-05-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,242
Posted By escii_35

Lots of easy mount points and long chain stays to...

Lots of easy mount points and long chain stays to stop heel slap.

However you can tour on just about anything. Remember many bikes and tubing have weight limts for a reason. Tour on Columbus EL...
Forum: Touring
02-20-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By escii_35

I've crossed Oregon NS four different ways. ...

I've crossed Oregon NS four different ways.

Try and stay off 97 as much as you can. It's not a bad road just a noisy one.

Estacata to Detroit is great but Detroit to the Saitum pass junction...
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,928
Posted By escii_35

Depends on if I'm traveling with 4 or two bags. ...

Depends on if I'm traveling with 4 or two bags.

Config

#1. Two bags and two stuff sacks. Tent lives in a stuff sack on top of rear rack. Poles are located with the sleeping pad in another top...
Forum: Touring
01-29-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,403
Posted By escii_35

The only hard rule I have seen out in the field...

The only hard rule I have seen out in the field is,(David Attenburough voice) "Bike Packers do not use low rider front racks with side bags attached."
Forum: Touring
01-27-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,977
Posted By escii_35

Seatpost bolt ... add another. I rode with a...

Seatpost bolt ... add another.

I rode with a Persian/English/Canadian on the second day of his northern tier adventure. Earlier that day he broke a seat bolt next to Galbreath Mtn. Getting a ride...
Forum: Touring
01-26-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,977
Posted By escii_35

True, "do not pass go" failures while on tour,...

True, "do not pass go" failures while on tour, Only two. Limp along, a few.

#1. Seat post clamp bolt. If it had happened on a lugged bike I probably could have ridden. Sloped TT = no go.

#2....
Forum: Touring
01-08-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,492
Posted By escii_35

+1 Tune to the middle with 3.5 useful gears...

+1

Tune to the middle with 3.5 useful gears in the granny. If you have a clamp on FD and are using friction or old campy brifters for the FD shifting, granny ring swaps are easy peasy.
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