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05-03-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,170
Posted By Western Flyer

If you are just getting so farsighted you can't...

If you are just getting so farsighted you can't read you bike computer think about a Padrone computer...
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,422
Posted By Western Flyer

I have the Basic Sport bars...

I have the Basic Sport bars (https://www.ergotec.de/en/products/lenker/sub/city-trekking-lenker/produkt/ahs-basic-sport-25-4.html) on my folder and really like them. With the Basic model the sweep...
Forum: Touring
04-24-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Western Flyer

Have a look at Tufo Elite Ride...

Have a look at Tufo Elite Ride (https://www.tufo.com/en/tyres/detail/elite-ride/). They're something like a tubeless tubular. That is punctures are plugged with a "latex" like liquid, similar to...
04-02-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,847
Posted By Western Flyer

My line of 10-speeds starts a little before 1970....

My line of 10-speeds starts a little before 1970. Schwinn Continental 59 (clinchers, sold to help pay for my next bike), Schwinn Paramount 62 (tubulars, stolen 67), Peugeot UO-8 68 (clinchers, stolen...
Forum: Touring
03-10-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Western Flyer

As mentioned Champoug State Park has mixed H/B...

As mentioned Champoug State Park has mixed H/B and car camping. I enjoy staying at Willamette Mission State Park a little further south of Champoug but it is restricted to bikes and horses, no cars...
Forum: Touring
02-20-18, 03:49 PM
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Western Flyer

Iíve ridden for Green River to Loma near Grand...

Iíve ridden for Green River to Loma near Grand Junction. A beautiful but challenging ride. Lots of very nice places to camp, limited potable water outside the towns - bring a good filter and extra...
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By Western Flyer

For the first few days of a tour I check the tire...

For the first few days of a tour I check the tire pressure every morning with a gauge. Assuming no flats the previous day I know how many pump strokes are required to bring the tires back up to the...
Forum: Touring
02-13-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,399
Posted By Western Flyer

First, my tent is never stored in my panniers. A...

First, my tent is never stored in my panniers. A wet tent will make everything in the pannier damp. I sewed up a waterproof breathable tent bag out of a synthetic marine canvas, WeatherMax, and...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,887
Posted By Western Flyer

I converted a Seal Line Seal Pak to slide between...

I converted a Seal Line Seal Pak to slide between my clipon aeros. It's attached with a pair of Topeak removable cage clips. Been touring this way for over three years. A side benefit is a...
02-02-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,131
Posted By Western Flyer

According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute...

According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (https://helmets.org/) the foam typically used in helmets does not deteriorate or harden over time. So I tend to keep a helmet for a good number of...
Forum: Touring
01-27-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,235
Posted By Western Flyer

I was taught to find a clean smooth concrete...

I was taught to find a clean smooth concrete sidewalk and smear a thick glop of red lipstick on your tire. Get on your bike and try to ride as straight a line as possible. You can get 4 sometime 5...
Forum: Touring
01-07-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By Western Flyer

A local sailor told me the winds blow from the...

A local sailor told me the winds blow from the west 10 out of 9 days. But we just had some fierce east winds in the Gorge last week with gusts in excess of 75 mph. The summer wind tends to be driven...
01-03-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By Western Flyer

Only good fast service. I've gotten great deals...

Only good fast service. I've gotten great deals on Campy hardware.
Forum: Touring
12-26-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,450
Posted By Western Flyer

I think it is worth noting that not all panniers...

I think it is worth noting that not all panniers that use welded waterproof fabric do not breath to some extent. I give the Ortlieb Bike Packers with their oversized rain caps as an example. The...
Forum: Touring
12-22-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,479
Posted By Western Flyer

I use either my homemade alcohol stove or an...

I use either my homemade alcohol stove or an Optimus Crux canister burner. Both work great. I prefer the alcohol stove for touring but if Iím going to be camping in high fire danger situations where...
Forum: Touring
12-22-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By Western Flyer

I tour with Conti 4-Seasons 28f and 32r. The...

I tour with Conti 4-Seasons 28f and 32r. The combination of traction, comfortable ride, low rolling resistance and puncture protection make them the best tires Iíve ever toured on. They arenít cheap...
12-15-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,758
Posted By Western Flyer

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute...

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (https://helmets.org/substancetest.htm) tested a number of common products that might contact a helmet and found few had any serious effect. The one big exception...
Forum: Touring
12-14-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,850
Posted By Western Flyer

I hacked a 10 liter dry bag to fit on the...

I hacked a 10 liter dry bag to fit on the Blackburn. My one complaint is the ladder lack buckles are a pain to thread. I plan to change them out for side release buckles.
Forum: Touring
12-12-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,518
Posted By Western Flyer

I can give my reason for not touring with...

I can give my reason for not touring with tubeless tires. I typically pack a set of knobby dirt/gravel tires, 40mm, in my panniers. When I see and interesting Forest Service road or some challenging...
Forum: Touring
12-12-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Western Flyer

I matched my Alfine 8 trigger shifter with a...

I matched my Alfine 8 trigger shifter with a cheap Shimano front trigger shifter for the Patterson and it works perfectly. If you have a Nexus 8 grip shifter you can use just about any front grip...
Forum: Touring
12-11-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Western Flyer

I combined a Nexus 8 with a Patterson internal 2...

I combined a Nexus 8 with a Patterson internal 2 speed crank (https://www.pattersonbike.com/) for an approx. 500% range and 16 speeds on my 20 inch folder. With a range of rear cogs and front...
12-04-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,804
Posted By Western Flyer

If you have a disposable razor handy, try shaving...

If you have a disposable razor handy, try shaving the ridge off. I've done it a couple of times with success.
Forum: Touring
12-04-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,749
Posted By Western Flyer

If you want best quality at a moderate price look...

If you want best quality at a moderate price look at the Ortlieb City panniers. They are basically the Classic Rollers minus the bling. They are lighter than even the Plus Rollers for many fewer...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
Posted By Western Flyer

Both Continental and Schwalbe inner tubes come...

Both Continental and Schwalbe inner tubes come with stem nuts that are machined on one side to act as Presta adapters. Iíve seen similar Panaracer nuts sold individually online. I will often press...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,265
Posted By Western Flyer

I bent a piece of 14 gauge copper electrical wire...

I bent a piece of 14 gauge copper electrical wire to fashion a template to copy to the fender strut that goes around the front disk brake on my wifeís Bianchi All Road. A coat hanger wire or the like...
Forum: Touring
11-01-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Western Flyer

https://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/?o=2AZ&doc_i...

https://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/?o=2AZ&doc_id=9282&v=B0
https://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/thumbnails/?o=2AZ&doc_id=18521&v=3W...
09-24-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,281
Posted By Western Flyer

I was still carded in my mid thirties. Now days I...

I was still carded in my mid thirties. Now days I always ask for the senior discount if it is if the clerk doesnít take it without my asking. What surprises me is being asked, ďDo you want help...
Forum: Touring
09-23-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Western Flyer

Iíve toured with Schwalbe SV18 28-45 extra light...

Iíve toured with Schwalbe SV18 28-45 extra light tube pretty much exclusively for years in tires ranging from 28mm to 44mm. They are top tier inner tubes. Hold air exceedingly well and patch well. ...
Forum: Touring
09-21-17, 12:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,099
Posted By Western Flyer

The short answer is ďIf you donít have to wear...

The short answer is ďIf you donít have to wear all your clothes on the coldest night, your sleeping bag is too heavy.Ē
I tour with a 40F Big Agnes down bag. Like most BA sleeping bag it has no...
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 398,137
Posted By Western Flyer

Recently Iíve start putting a rotation arrow on...

Recently Iíve start putting a rotation arrow on my inner tubes. I always line the tire logo up with the valve and the arrow on the tube help finding whatever caused the flat.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,469
Posted By Western Flyer

Iím currently testing a Maxxis DTH 2.2 and a...

Iím currently testing a Maxxis DTH 2.2 and a Maxxis Rizer 2.15. Both fit fine but for overall performance on dirt and street I prefer the DTH. On the inexpensive side I tested a Schwalbe Black Jack...
07-08-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Western Flyer

My home is in Portland, Oregon and my online...

My home is in Portland, Oregon and my online orders mostly go to Western Bike Works/Bike Tires Direct (Western being the store front for BTD) and Universal Cycles, the latter has to have one of the...
Forum: Touring
07-06-17, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Western Flyer

Try a set of SH56 multi directional cleats....

Try a set of SH56 multi directional cleats. They're much easier to use and maybe a little safer.

http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SH56-SPD-Cleats-Multi-Release
07-03-17, 11:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,304
Posted By Western Flyer

Three Hammer Endurolyte capsules followed by...

Three Hammer Endurolyte capsules followed by three cups of green tea. If no Endurolytes are handy then two Hammer Fizz tabs dissolved in water followed by green tea. If no Fizz is handy then what...
06-25-17, 12:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By Western Flyer

I swap tires all the time, front to rear and rear...

I swap tires all the time, front to rear and rear to front, and seldom because of wear. I typically do loaded touring with a 32r and 28f. When I get home Iíll switch the 28 to the rear and put a 25...
Forum: Touring
06-19-17, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By Western Flyer

Iíve been shifting with an Interloc Alpina FD...

Iíve been shifting with an Interloc Alpina FD (http://www.interlocracing.com/shifters-derailleurs/alpina-front-derailleur) for maybe 35,000 Km. Iím running a 46,32,22 chainset which is 2 teeth over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Western Flyer

Oops! A small correction, I ordered the Tern...

Oops! A small correction, I ordered the Tern Commuter Bag (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006OT377E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) from Amazon. Looking up the url links for you I ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Western Flyer

Yes that would be a left Tern autocorrect:D

Yes that would be a left Tern autocorrect:D
Forum: Touring
06-03-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By Western Flyer

Your Optimus Trail stove will work just fine,...

Your Optimus Trail stove will work just fine, probably great. It weight is a bit more my Optimus Crux (folding model) comes in at 85 gm and the Trail 227gm. In the grand scheme of things not all that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Western Flyer

Turn rear commuter bag

Discovered this waterproof Turn commuter bag on Amazon. Absolutely top quality, rivaling Ortlieb in materials and craftsmanship, which is a big step up from most Asian made bags and panniers on the...
06-01-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Western Flyer

Ah ha, I see what I was missing. New to me there...

Ah ha, I see what I was missing. New to me there are two types of valve extenders, one for fixed valve cores and one for removable valve cores. My wifeís Zipp wheels came with the latter style and...
05-31-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Western Flyer

They are slippery in my experience. Make sure the...

They are slippery in my experience. Make sure the cap that holds the compression sleeve in place is screwed down tight. Could be the compression sleeve is worn out, it happens eventually. You could...
05-25-17, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,771
Posted By Western Flyer

I have a pair of Sealskinz and they work well but...

I have a pair of Sealskinz and they work well but if itís at all cold a pair of liners really help with the warmth. I recently got a pair of Shower Pass WPB gloves and they are a step above the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-17, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,279
Posted By Western Flyer

Is this what were talking about?

Is this what were talking about?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-17, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,279
Posted By Western Flyer

Dahon seat post pump

Iíve had my Dahon MU to about nine months and have really gotten to know the bike. One feature I really like, enjoy, even treasure is the seat post pump. It really does operate like a floor pump. But...
Forum: Touring
05-08-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,402
Posted By Western Flyer

Hereís my aluminum bike fix story. I've been...

Hereís my aluminum bike fix story. I've been flying back and forth between Portland, Oregon and the island of Hawaiíi (Big Island) with my aluminum folding bike for a couple of years. This is the...
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,724
Posted By Western Flyer

The REI article makes a few minor errors. CPAI-84...

The REI article makes a few minor errors. CPAI-84 was established in, you guessed it, 1984. It is a voluntary standard set by the industry for recreational camping tents. It has been officially...
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,736
Posted By Western Flyer

Iíve been touring for the last ten years on an...

Iíve been touring for the last ten years on an aluminum cross bike and love it. Iíve put on a mtb 3x9 drive train. My 47 (11 Ĺ) shoes clear my Ortlieb rear panniers hung on a steel Tubus rack. One...
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Western Flyer

Look for slower setting epoxies. They tend to...

Look for slower setting epoxies. They tend to have higher bond strength.
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