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05-31-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By IPassGas

We have been touring self contained and camping...

We have been touring self contained and camping for 20+ years, generally on month long trips. We use the larger ortlieb panniers both front and back, a medium size rear rack bag, a small frame bag...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for the information. This was part of a...

Thanks for the information. This was part of a month long tour to and then around Nova Scotia. We were going to start from Portland and then come back on the Yarmouth ferry. But, the ferry has...
03-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,944
Posted By IPassGas

yes, and a tandem (double) entendre

yes, and a tandem (double) entendre
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,490
Posted By IPassGas

I love these stove threads, always a million...

I love these stove threads, always a million ideas. Bought in 1980, we STILL use every summer on tours (when we don't fly) a Coleman peak 1 400A stove using white gas. Burns hotter than anything,...
03-12-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,944
Posted By IPassGas

We have had Ortliebs for past 9 years, which have...

We have had Ortliebs for past 9 years, which have been great for month long tours & camping, especially in wet weather. We use the same size front/back. Most of time we don't use the extra space, but...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By IPassGas

Portland, ME <> St. John, NB

If you have biked Portland, ME <> St. John, NB as part of a tour, is it a commute to greater places (i.e. meh) or worthwhile on its own? From my reading, St. George to St. John appears to be a...
01-24-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,567
Posted By IPassGas

Great comments. I have tried to get tandem makers...

Great comments. I have tried to get tandem makers to consider raising the BB of the stoker position so that the stoker rides a bit higher than normal. That is, angle the bottom keel upward towards...
01-21-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,238
Posted By IPassGas

We bought our Rodriguez last summer. Love it,...

We bought our Rodriguez last summer. Love it, here on our tour passing through Sierra Vista, AZ around xmas. Of course, a rare snow storms comes through.
...
01-15-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,567
Posted By IPassGas

Not sure, but after 100K+ miles and many fully...

Not sure, but after 100K+ miles and many fully loaded tour this guy has come to the opinion that I would like to stoke. My wife is constantly scanning the scenery for birds, wildlife and those weird...
Forum: Touring
11-08-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,136
Posted By IPassGas

This 30 mph contraption is a bike, right? must...

This 30 mph contraption is a bike, right? must be, electric and got pedals and therefore can go anywhere like the brochure says, the bike lanes and trails. onxy website shows kids zipping around....
Forum: Touring
10-24-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,136
Posted By IPassGas

I have nothing against motorized transportation...

I have nothing against motorized transportation as along as you ride with cars, all for it if you make cars slow down. I have never seen anyone on an "e"-motorbike actually using the pedals. Soon new...
Forum: Touring
10-24-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,136
Posted By IPassGas

An e-bike has a motor, it is a misnomer, it is a...

An e-bike has a motor, it is a misnomer, it is a motorbike. They are just another form of motorized transportation. Touring on a motorbike is comparable in size with touring on a motor-scooter. If...
Forum: Touring
09-22-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,726
Posted By IPassGas

True, if the fork is properly designed to flex....

True, if the fork is properly designed to flex. But, the norm on mass production bikes is straight stiff forks to work properly with disk brakes. This article is appropriate
...
Forum: Touring
09-22-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,726
Posted By IPassGas

Silly for touring. A curved fork reduces road...

Silly for touring. A curved fork reduces road vibration. But I guess the disk brakes are sexy looking.
08-29-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,069
Posted By IPassGas

Like something on a hybrid car brake,...

Like something on a hybrid car brake, regenerative braking, that could recharge the battery? Nope, heavy, not currently practical even on a e-bike. Although we have not used it much yet, we have a...
08-29-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,069
Posted By IPassGas

Depends on total weight. We are tall and with...

Depends on total weight. We are tall and with camping gear our total is ~450 lbs. So now we are trying to stop a bike with more that twice the load of a normal bike with only 2 brakes. Most people...
08-24-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,069
Posted By IPassGas

We bought an R+E tandem this summer with...

We bought an R+E tandem this summer with specifications close to yours. We have toured/camped for many years on our 1992 Santana tandem. We wanted a durable touring tandem that could break apart,...
Forum: Touring
05-08-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,586
Posted By IPassGas

Spinnaker, Is that you, couldn't resist one of...

Spinnaker,
Is that you, couldn't resist one of me. Great to have biking and whitewater near Pittsburgh....
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,623
Posted By IPassGas

Nope, thousands of miles in wet weather and love...

Nope, thousands of miles in wet weather and love them, very dependable, our sleeping bags are dry. Must keep the wet stuff in mesh bags on top outside of bag.
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,920
Posted By IPassGas

Very true. Garmin stuff years back for bike...

Very true. Garmin stuff years back for bike navigation has only marginally advanced. Stuff is a bit better now, but details are still poor comparable to paper maps on a scale important for bike...
Forum: Touring
03-01-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By IPassGas

One of our favorite spots (both on bike and...

One of our favorite spots (both on bike and kayak) is the large rock outcrop near one of the bridges at the Pinkerton tunnel. It is usually a wine/cheese/bread stop for us and swim. I agree with...
02-28-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,931
Posted By IPassGas

Hey, thanks much for the tip. Always helpful to...

Hey, thanks much for the tip. Always helpful to hear from locals about ways to avoid traffic. I am beginning to plan a route using (oh no) a PAPER atlas (Benchmark), so will use the trail mentioned....
02-28-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,931
Posted By IPassGas

Seattle Forest, Buying a new bike from R&E in...

Seattle Forest,
Buying a new bike from R&E in May and then touring for a few weeks. I've never been to the area. Is the attached approximate route relatively ok for lower car density? Thanks, always...
02-26-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,931
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks to all for the range of well considered...

Thanks to all for the range of well considered information. It appears from the comments that the gps screens are easier to see, which is surprising given that the screen technology is the same....
02-26-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,931
Posted By IPassGas

Phone vs Garmin (or like) for navigation

Assuming you have a dyno, charger, and a smartphone, are there significant reasons to use some other gps device for navigation on long distance tours?

I gather that the dyno cannot keep the phone...
02-24-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks, we have a tubus a shown in the pic. So...

Thanks, we have a tubus a shown in the pic. So the 3 3/4" distance would cause interference, bummer.
02-23-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By IPassGas

yakima sidewinder fit

Hi,
I would like to purchase a sidewinder rack to allow easier loading of our tandem on top of the car. I am concerned that the bottom of the front low-rider rack mounted on our tandem (which...
08-17-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By IPassGas

apage4u...yes I will buy. Thank...

apage4u...yes I will buy. Thank you...hendrich@cmu.edu
08-17-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By IPassGas

The brake still has significant material, but...

The brake still has significant material, but worn down such that the thing (cam?) that separates the shoes rotates past the working position does not further separate the shoes, causing some loss of...
08-09-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By IPassGas

Arai durm brake relining

We have an Arai drum brake on our tandem. It has worn down to the point that inner cam does not expand the shoes sufficiently for full braking power. Does someone have experience with...
04-21-15, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By IPassGas

The GAP is crushed limestone with a smooth...

The GAP is crushed limestone with a smooth surface, the C&O is rather rooted & rutted clay, which turns into mudfest when raining. We often tour the GAP on a tandem (fully loaded panniers for...
Forum: Touring
03-14-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,124
Posted By IPassGas

I am considering a very intense rear flasher on...

I am considering a very intense rear flasher on certain days during touring, specifically: when raining, when very overcast, when forced onto a busy road with insufficient shoulder. For this...
02-26-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By IPassGas

rsx A410 brifter hoods?

Cannot find replacement hoods for rsx a410 brifters. A least one web page on this site indicated that RSX a410 hoods are interchangeable with 105SC, RX100. I ordered RX100 hoods and found they do...
Forum: Touring
02-15-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By IPassGas

Will you do the Icefield Parkway as a side trip? ...

Will you do the Icefield Parkway as a side trip? And from Calgary east, is your plan to be mostly off or on 1?
02-15-15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By IPassGas

yes, finally good adjustable cages, we have the...

yes, finally good adjustable cages, we have the Arundel Looney bin. We carry sigg fuel bottle and other larger stuff. We are pros at wine, always transfer to platypus bag and lose the bottle.
...
02-14-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By IPassGas

dinotte quad red mounting?

I'm considering purchasing a quad red. Has anyone figured out how to mount it on a rack (50/80mm base) and still be quick release? Annoying that they don't provide a rack mount adapter for such an...
02-10-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,569
Posted By IPassGas

Amtrak and Tandems?

So roll-on for regular bikes is being upgraded on Amtrak, great.... but not for tandems, bummer.

We would like to travel cross country using checked bagged and (I presume) that means an Amtrak...
Forum: Touring
02-10-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,879
Posted By IPassGas

Marc, Check out the overnight parking list on...

Marc,
Check out the overnight parking list on the GAP site.
Great Allegheny Passage - www.gaptrail.org (http://www.atatrail.org/tmi/directions.cfm)
Appears to be free parking near Hot Metal...
02-09-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By IPassGas

We use Schwalbe marathon 700x28, 95psi, touring...

We use Schwalbe marathon 700x28, 95psi, touring 430L lbs people/bike/gear. Go through about a pair/year/3000mi, never a serious problem. However, last couple of pairs noticed threads of tire at...
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