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Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,456
Posted By KFC

The laptop I choose (HP Stream 10) with the...

The laptop I choose (HP Stream 10) with the charger I carried (Finsix dart) actually weighed less than my tablet (iPad). I also carried my iPhone, which was my primary navigation device. I probably...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,456
Posted By KFC

Lightweight laptop and charger

I faced the same dilemma about 18 months ago for my solo ride across the country. I carried my cell phone for navigation and communication, but I also carried a small, light and inexpensive laptop. ...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By KFC

If you could find out who makes the rear rack for...

If you could find out who makes the rear rack for the 2019 Kona Sutra, I think your problems would be solved. Its an aluminum rack, but it looks well made to me. I believe it is rated for 55 lbs.,...
Forum: Touring
11-18-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,454
Posted By KFC

Lynskey Backroad

I have been going back and forth between a Lynskey Back Road and the Urbano, or frankly if I need a titanium bicycle at all. Currently I am riding my 2010 Trek 520 with a little over 42000 miles...
Forum: Touring
11-18-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By KFC

C&o

I have ridden the C&O several times. It is an epic ride, but maybe not so much in March. Your are very likely to encounter rain ( sometimes heavy), or the effects of recent rain. The trail tends to...
Forum: Touring
02-05-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,148
Posted By KFC

Extra spokes. But you should determine if they...

Extra spokes. But you should determine if they are front or rear. If they are rear you will need two different sizes.
Forum: Touring
01-26-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,279
Posted By KFC

Great web sites! - especially the one dedicated...

Great web sites! - especially the one dedicated to bike bucket panniers. anybody ever used these?
Forum: Touring
01-24-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By KFC

I am in the planning stages of a journey across...

I am in the planning stages of a journey across the U.S. I have done several ultra light tours but nothig longer than 600 miles or seven days. In each case I carried 8 lbs of gear, some water and a...
Forum: Touring
01-24-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By KFC

Extra Wheel

Has anybody used, or even seen, an ExtraWheel? The concept is intriguing to me and the slightly smaller maximum weight (compared to a BOB) is not a problem. I am wondering if the shorter wheelbase...
Forum: Touring
01-24-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By KFC

Amen to that.... I have ridden both and the ...

Amen to that.... I have ridden both and the hills on the BRP will drive even the toughest cyclist into church. I personally converted to four different religions climbing and decending them.
Forum: Touring
01-23-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,345
Posted By KFC

Do you have a bicycle?.

Do you have a bicycle?.
Forum: Touring
01-23-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,279
Posted By KFC

Great pics - I may have not stated it correctly....

Great pics - I may have not stated it correctly. If I go with the bucket, it would be in lieu of front panniers. I am prety sure I can keep the total weight, including the bucket under 15 lbs. I...
Forum: Touring
01-23-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,279
Posted By KFC

[QUOTE=indyfabz;17493212] I am a tall guy and...

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I am a tall guy and have what seems to me to be a bulky sleeping bag (Cat's Meow 20+ long). I have lashed it to the front platform with compression straps:
QUOTE]

The...
Forum: Touring
01-23-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,279
Posted By KFC

I am still in the planning stages, but I figure...

I am still in the planning stages, but I figure that I would be carrying no more than 15 lbs in front panniers. I am planning on a total gear load of 40 lbs. I have seen some racks with a platform...
Forum: Touring
01-22-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,279
Posted By KFC

Front rack reccomendations

I am seeking reccomendations, opinions and user experiences about front racks. I have a 2010 Trek 520 that I a outfitting for a solo cross country tour. Anything you can add to the subject would ...
Forum: Touring
01-22-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,190
Posted By KFC

I love my 2010 Trek 520. I have a little over...

I love my 2010 Trek 520. I have a little over 21,000 mile on it. I have used it for ultra light touring, but now I want to do a cross country fully loaded solo tour. I would be very interested to...
Forum: Touring
01-22-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By KFC

Seriously, there are plenty of gators there and...

Seriously, there are plenty of gators there and you WILL see them, but fear not! They really are afraid of humans, and in every case they scampered away long before we got near them. Just make...
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By KFC

I did a Florida ride this past October. We (a...

I did a Florida ride this past October. We (a group of five) rode from Sebring to Fort Meyers Beach where we took the ferry to Key West. We then rode north through the Keys to Key Largo where we...
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By KFC

You make the point well.....the right tire...

You make the point well.....the right tire depends on the condition under which it will be used.
I am hoping to do a ride across the U.S. of about 3600 miles. I have not settled the route yet,...
Forum: Touring
01-17-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,735
Posted By KFC

Touring tires reccomendations

I would very interested in recommendations, reviews and users experience with tires best suited for long distance touring.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,071
Posted By KFC

Aw Nuts!

Aw Nuts!
Forum: Touring
11-09-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,938
Posted By KFC

I don't remember the name of this tunnel, bu it...

I don't remember the name of this tunnel, bu it is one of two along the Greenbrier River trail in West Virginia. It's a couple of hundred feet long and very dark. Stay central when riding through...
Forum: Touring
11-09-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,938
Posted By KFC

[QUOTE=arfer1;17284528]Is this it? That is...

[QUOTE=arfer1;17284528]Is this it?

That is most defiantly if. I have no opinion as to which side is more photogenic. It has quite an interesting history to it, and one can only marvel at the...
Forum: Touring
11-06-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,938
Posted By KFC

I finally got a picture to upload!

I finally got a picture to upload!
Forum: Touring
11-06-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,938
Posted By KFC

Paw Paw Tunnel

Nice tunnels folks, but my favorite is the Paw Paw Tunnel on the C&O canal towpath trail. It's 3118 feet long, without lights and you share it with the canal. You have to stay on a narrow path...
Forum: Touring
11-06-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,246
Posted By KFC

What is a turkey bag? And where can you get one? ...

What is a turkey bag? And where can you get one? I like to carry a couple of durable, light weight bags when touring. There is always a good use for them.
Forum: Touring
09-04-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,228
Posted By KFC

The stand is an interesting feature, but I still...

The stand is an interesting feature, but I still like the idea of concentrating the load on the trailer instead on the rear wheel of the bike. The MYA trailer, like the BOB, suspends the load...
Forum: Touring
08-21-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,246
Posted By KFC

Yea, the chain is a good place to start. Be sure...

Yea, the chain is a good place to start. Be sure to wipe the chain clean of all excess oil after you lubricate it. Bearings are unlikely to require any lubrication unless they have been submurged. ...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,167
Posted By KFC

I think it is. An interesting bike, but I heard...

I think it is. An interesting bike, but I heard that the rear spacing in 130 mm. That is typical for road bike, but in my experience most touring bikes use MTB spacing of 135mm. Does anybody know...
08-07-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By KFC

Thanks.....I did actually locate that catalog and...

Thanks.....I did actually locate that catalog and the copyright is 1980. The Head Badge web sign shows that catalog as a 1981. I have even heard some talk that Raleigh never made a specific 1980...
08-07-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By KFC

I have a 1980 Super Course 12 in very near...

I have a 1980 Super Course 12 in very near original condition. I have never been able to locate the 1980 Raleigh Catalog. Where did you find you'd?
08-07-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,945
Posted By KFC

I have a 1980 Super Course 12. According to the...

I have a 1980 Super Course 12. According to the serial number it was made in May 1980 at the Workshup facility in Nottingham England. It's been hanging in the garage for 30+ years. The decals are...
Forum: Touring
08-06-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,190
Posted By KFC

I sure love mine. It's a 2010 metallic 'Root...

I sure love mine. It's a 2010 metallic 'Root Beer',and I have put 19,400 miles on it. I ride it in all conditions and all road surfaces. I wore out the original wheels at 18,000 miles and...
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By KFC

Recently acquired the Skyway for free! I put 60...

Recently acquired the Skyway for free! I put 60 miles on it and I believe they are the only miles it has ever seen.
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08-06-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,857
Posted By KFC

397771397772397773 I finally got a few pic...

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I finally got a few pic of the Kabuki Skyway, that I had erroneously referred to as a Super Speed. I don't think this bike has ever been ridden
Forum: Touring
08-01-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,246
Posted By KFC

Dry it off and lube it up when the sun shines!

Dry it off and lube it up when the sun shines!
07-30-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,857
Posted By KFC

O.K. This is embarrassing. The Kabuki Super...

O.K. This is embarrassing. The Kabuki Super Speed 12 I have been writing about is really a Kabuki Skyway 12. Not sure if that changes anything, but I wantedterecordto be straight. Does anybody...
Forum: Touring
07-29-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,228
Posted By KFC

Symmetry (the correctness in size, form and...

Symmetry (the correctness in size, form and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts.)
Forum: Touring
07-28-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,228
Posted By KFC

I am seriously considering using a trailer on my...

I am seriously considering using a trailer on my proposed transcontinental ride, and I like, at least conceptually, the 'Extra Wheel' . I have never seen one but I have watched their promotional...
Forum: Touring
07-28-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,132
Posted By KFC

I am seriously considering using a trailer on my...

I am seriously considering using a trailer on my proposed transcontinental ride, and I like, at least conceptually, the 'Extra Wheel' . I have never seen one but I have watched their promotional...
Forum: Touring
07-28-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,246
Posted By KFC

I wrap about 6' of duct tape around the barrel of...

I wrap about 6' of duct tape around the barrel of my CO2 inflator. It fake up almost no additional space and is always east to find
07-25-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,857
Posted By KFC

Thank you! This is both interesting and useful. ...

Thank you! This is both interesting and useful. I will try to get a picture or two to post (the bike belongs to a friend of mine). Its quite a nice bike - certainly heavy when compared to today's...
07-24-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,857
Posted By KFC

Yea - that it. I donlt kow where I got the name....

Yea - that it. I donlt kow where I got the name. This picture shows the type that is threaded onto the back of the dropout housing, but there are some that can be retro fitted. They seem to fin in...
07-22-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,857
Posted By KFC

Thank you. This bike has horizontal drop outs...

Thank you. This bike has horizontal drop outs typical of bikes of the 1980's and earlier vintage, but it has no slack adjusters (wheel centering adjusters). Given the overall apperant quality of...
Forum: Touring
07-21-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,246
Posted By KFC

Cut the beads off of an old tires and then cut...

Cut the beads off of an old tires and then cut the casing into small sections (1 to 2"). These make excellent tire boots, useful for fixing tire splits, rim tape failure and large holes in the...
07-21-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,857
Posted By KFC

Interesting. I am trying to date a Kubuki 12...

Interesting. I am trying to date a Kubuki 12 speed that a friend of mine recently acquired. It has literaly never been ridden. I could not find any way to date it from the serial number, so I have...
Forum: Introductions
05-07-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By KFC

New from Reston Virginia

56 years old. I started riding again about 22 months ago and have logged about 7000 miles so far. I hadn't ridded since I was a child. I am looking forward to riding the entire C&O sometime around...
05-06-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,627
Posted By KFC

Nearly 7000 miles

I have got a little over 6700 miles on my original chain in 23 months. I am pretty good about keeping it clean and I lubicate it whenever it looks shiny - about every 300 miles or so. I am geting...
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