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Forum: Touring
10-23-16, 06:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,927
Posted By schnee

I've all over the world with my S&S bike. The...

I've all over the world with my S&S bike. The only time I ever paid a fee was when the box was over weight. When that sort of thing happens, from my experience, I'd guess it's rare.

That said,...
12-19-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,055
Posted By schnee

I rode the crap out of a Giant sport tourer (the...

I rode the crap out of a Giant sport tourer (the OCR Carbon) at that weight. Giant makes some of the best carbon on the planet. I trust them.

The only thing you *may* have to worry about are the...
12-19-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,526
Posted By schnee

I ride these on my road/cross bike, with 36...

I ride these on my road/cross bike, with 36 spokes to King hubs.

I've had them when I was as heavy as 320, and now when I'm closer to 270.

They have held up perfectly, requiring only the...
Forum: Touring
10-29-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,616
Posted By schnee

First, I am personally not a minimalist. I can...

First, I am personally not a minimalist. I can see how you got there, but...I'm not. I'm carrying a 2-man Hilleberg, not a tarp. I also have a rather big inflatable mattress because I'm a clydesdale...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,616
Posted By schnee

A few things from someone who tours with panniers...

A few things from someone who tours with panniers and also bikepacks.

First, I've seen plenty of pannier tourists that haphazardly strap stuff everywhere, just as I see bikepackers with incredibly...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,126
Posted By schnee

Yes, someone being an absolute jerk against the...

Yes, someone being an absolute jerk against the spirit of the thread is totally OK.

Calling out that person for being a jerk - now that is the real problem. :roflmao:

--

PS - this is a...
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 02:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,126
Posted By schnee

To contribute, the Apple 'Find Friends' works...

To contribute, the Apple 'Find Friends' works pretty well. It can sync your location from your iPhone to iCloud, and anyone with an iPhone or a Mac laptop/desktop can be invited to know your...
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 02:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,126
Posted By schnee

It's really tiresome to read a thread about ways...

It's really tiresome to read a thread about ways to let relatives/friends have real-time tracking and have half the posts be chest-thumping about how much you don't need it.

We get it. You're SO...
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,773
Posted By schnee

Yeah, Salsa is seriously dropping the ball on...

Yeah, Salsa is seriously dropping the ball on that one. I'm getting a custom rear rack made for my Vaya just because the Alternator is so heavy, high, and just plain awful looking.

The 50 pound...
Forum: Touring
10-25-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,773
Posted By schnee

Why not the Salsa Marrakesh? I have the...

Why not the Salsa Marrakesh?

I have the Vaya, and I'd say it's more for light touring and also being lots of fun for gravel grinding, rather than having a primary job of carrying lots of stuff...
Forum: Touring
10-24-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By schnee

I'm a big fan of Specialized saddles, mostly...

I'm a big fan of Specialized saddles, mostly because they have different widths to handle different sized people. They even have a specific tool that you go sit on for a bit that will determine the...
Forum: Touring
10-19-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,524
Posted By schnee

Yeah, I have 2.0 Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on...

Yeah, I have 2.0 Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my Vaya, and it feels a bit like a couch on a smooth road - not a zingy little road bike - but when I zone out and hit a pothole at speed, or cruise...
Forum: Touring
10-19-15, 02:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,524
Posted By schnee

Nope, you'd need a 29er MTB rim with a 2.2"-2.4"...

Nope, you'd need a 29er MTB rim with a 2.2"-2.4" tire to fit a 27.5+ bike. Otherwise your BB would drop.
Forum: Touring
10-19-15, 02:26 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,616
Posted By schnee

http://snowdesign.com/fun/tarck_nz/05.jpg ...

http://snowdesign.com/fun/tarck_nz/05.jpg

Yep, that's what I do. I put more weight on front. It's not traditional, but it's way better than traditional.

First, I use a bikepacking setup in the...
Forum: Touring
10-18-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By schnee

Finland / Estonia / Latvia / Lithuania - as far...

Finland / Estonia / Latvia / Lithuania - as far as I can get - next July.
Forum: Touring
10-17-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,524
Posted By schnee

For fat bikes, most run 4" wide tires on 80mm...

For fat bikes, most run 4" wide tires on 80mm rims. Those can also run regular 29er wheels/2.4" tires, as well as the new 27.5+ wheels / 3" tires. Those are usually what's used for groomed trails,...
Forum: Touring
10-17-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,935
Posted By schnee

I've broken Hopes and Deores. Hope failed at the...

I've broken Hopes and Deores. Hope failed at the axle, Deore cracked a flange.

I'm a Clydesdale, ex powerlifter, not the usual cyclist. YMMV.

Now I'm only DT Swiss and King.
Forum: Touring
10-11-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,935
Posted By schnee

I'm 270, I tend to tear hubs to shreds, I've...

I'm 270, I tend to tear hubs to shreds, I've tried many brands in various types of cycling, and the best touring hub I've found is DT Swiss.

Their mechanism is simple, robust as hell, easily...
Forum: Touring
10-09-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By schnee

Sounds like you want to do it then?

Sounds like you want to do it then?
Forum: Touring
10-02-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,480
Posted By schnee

Eh, I always go Tubus. There are places to cheap...

Eh, I always go Tubus. There are places to cheap out, but the racks aren't one for me.
Forum: Touring
09-30-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,274
Posted By schnee

Those master links that require being squeezed...

Those master links that require being squeezed can be removed easily with a standard pair of pliers. https://youtu.be/WNqtRleH1WE?t=55s
I've changed them a bunch of times with my Leatherman. You...
Forum: Touring
09-30-15, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By schnee

Why use an antique like a Brooks when we have...

Why use an antique like a Brooks when we have Specialized BG saddles?

I love the fact that they have different widths for different hip bones. Best saddles ever.
Forum: Touring
09-29-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By schnee

I have a buddy that's toured all over the world...

I have a buddy that's toured all over the world recumbent. He wouldn't have it any other way.

That said, he also has multiple PhDs and a long beard, which I think you must have at least one of...
Forum: Touring
09-29-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,345
Posted By schnee

You didn't owe him any explanation at all, let...

You didn't owe him any explanation at all, let alone that.

But I do appreciate your explanation for the way you explore. I like the way you leave yourself open to being surprised.
09-28-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,401
Posted By schnee

I'm your height, 50+ pounds more than you, and I...

I'm your height, 50+ pounds more than you, and I ride road.

Look into different kinds of bikes than a pure racer - like a 'sport tourer', with a longer wheelbase, taller head tube, and overall...
Forum: Touring
09-25-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,089
Posted By schnee

Somebody said they're heavy? How? For the...

Somebody said they're heavy? How? For the carrying capacity I couldn't find a lighter bag.

I also dig the new super-reflective versions too. The fabric is woven with reflective fiber so the whole...
Forum: Touring
09-25-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 11,587
Posted By schnee

I was known as 'Chainbreaker' by my MTB buddies,...

I was known as 'Chainbreaker' by my MTB buddies, so I bring 3-4 master links and a length of 5-6 links of chain. I've seen a chain get wrapped between the spokes and the cog before and it destroyed...
Forum: Touring
09-25-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,345
Posted By schnee

I love that site in theory, but in the Balkans...

I love that site in theory, but in the Balkans it's been a complete bust. Not a single reply back from any feelers sent out.

Met a bunch of awfully cool people otherwise, but still. The value of...
Forum: Touring
09-23-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 11,587
Posted By schnee

I dunno, I have a 'bikepacking' influenced...

I dunno, I have a 'bikepacking' influenced touring rig with frame and seat bags instead of a second set of panniers. Saves a few pounds for sure.
Forum: Touring
09-23-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,345
Posted By schnee

Yeah you don't tour in any areas with meth...

Yeah you don't tour in any areas with meth problems, that's for sure.

I had a bike stolen from 20' away from me when I looked away for two minutes. With chairs leaned up against it and everything.
Forum: Touring
09-23-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 11,587
Posted By schnee

I think a skosh under 30 pounds when it's naked,...

I think a skosh under 30 pounds when it's naked, as in a Salsa Vaya Travel with Tubus fork racks.

Any part I've swapped out for something lighter (Thomson stuff) has been more than compensated...
Forum: Touring
09-23-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,862
Posted By schnee

A bright yellow wristband will be referred to...

A bright yellow wristband will be referred to quickly and easily by a first responder in case of an accident that leaves you unconscious.

I have contact information for my two closest family...
Forum: Touring
09-22-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,345
Posted By schnee

If I wear my cycling clothing anywhere I get...

If I wear my cycling clothing anywhere I get instantly included in conversations. So do that if you're social.

Or, like me, I have a bunch of books loaded on my iPhone, and I'll wander around the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,965
Posted By schnee

I'm gonna blow your mind. In Stockholm there's an...

I'm gonna blow your mind. In Stockholm there's an Xterra club that dons wetsuits, then does swimming in the local lakes, or even doing a thing where they swim across a river, run across an island,...
Forum: Touring
09-20-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,965
Posted By schnee

Actually having lived in the U.S. and in Sweden,...

Actually having lived in the U.S. and in Sweden, I have a bit of reality rather than just speculation.

The entire culture has been dealing with the dark for almost a thousand years. Swedes have...
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,965
Posted By schnee

Have a safe ride! Remember to have Fika,...

Have a safe ride!

Remember to have Fika, don't eat the Surströmming, and the Kardemummabullar are to die for.
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,089
Posted By schnee

I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2.0 tires, and it's...

I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2.0 tires, and it's like riding a bullet-proof couch. Just point and go, no stress. Far better feeling at hour 6+ in the saddle than having to pay attention to every rut...
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,078
Posted By schnee

They anticipate 20mm of spacers, but have to...

They anticipate 20mm of spacers, but have to accommodate tiny to huge tall frames.

Seriously, please look into the number of allowed spacers issue. I've seen forks say 20mm max. Carbon is super...
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,965
Posted By schnee

Depending on the train, they don't mind or won't...

Depending on the train, they don't mind or won't let you on at all unless it's bagged and 'luggage'.

I took a train from Kristiansand (Norway) to Malmö and was fine, but from Malmö to Stockholm I...
Forum: Touring
09-01-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,965
Posted By schnee

I've lived in Stockholm for a year, and I toured...

I've lived in Stockholm for a year, and I toured Stockholm to Norway in September two years ago now.

Plan for it to rain almost every day, while being around 0C the whole time. In the middle of...
08-31-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,473
Posted By schnee

I only lose weight when I add heavy weight...

I only lose weight when I add heavy weight training at a gym.

Squats, deads, presses, stuff like that.
08-31-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,690
Posted By schnee

IMO #1...

IMO #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) was at fault. It's a thoughtless mistake. We've all made one like that once.

#2...
Forum: Touring
08-30-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,767
Posted By schnee

I'm in Bulgaria. Been riding a few days, have a...

I'm in Bulgaria. Been riding a few days, have a few more left.

Soon I'll be heading into Macedonia, then Serbia, Kosovo (the order of those is important), Albania, and Montenegro.

Things could...
Forum: Touring
08-27-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By schnee

Spend some coin on a Tubus Titanium rear rack? ...

Spend some coin on a Tubus Titanium rear rack?
https://www.bikebagshop.com/tubus-airy-titanium-rear-rack-p-1495.html

There are some really thin, light sandals out there. Consider keeping an extra...
Forum: Touring
08-27-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By schnee

Yeah. They're loaded with light, bulky...

Yeah.

They're loaded with light, bulky stuff, so they work fine.
Forum: Touring
08-26-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,177
Posted By schnee

As far as the original poster, here's what I...

As far as the original poster, here's what I recommend:

Borrow everything you can to complete your gear set up and go for an overnight. Make it so you can bail out after a short distance if...
Forum: Touring
08-26-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,177
Posted By schnee

What's stupid about bikepacking? One...

What's stupid about bikepacking?

One example, frame bags. If you can put a lot of heavy stuff inside the triangle, it makes the weight distribution better. Also, using the top tube for storage,...
Forum: Touring
08-20-15, 04:11 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,398
Posted By schnee

Counterpoint: you should meet the Serbians I met....

Counterpoint: you should meet the Serbians I met. 150km was a lazy day for them.

Believe me, I've had my share of trying to explain to Europeans just how freakin' HUUUGe the 'states are, but...
Forum: Touring
08-20-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By schnee

http://snowdesign.com/fun/salsa_bikepuking_3.jpg ...

http://snowdesign.com/fun/salsa_bikepuking_3.jpg

Shakedown before a long tour.

I ended up moving the rear light to the chain stay (and bought another to make sure I'm really REALLY visible),...
Forum: Touring
08-18-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,398
Posted By schnee

I just met a pair of Serbians who were on the...

I just met a pair of Serbians who were on the tail end of a 3,000k tour on flat-bar bikes. I think it's kind of a euro thing - basically cross bikes (700c, big tire clearance and cantis) with flat...
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