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06-08-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,362
Posted By Yan

Bringing back an old thread to add some...

Bringing back an old thread to add some information for future reference:

This worked for me. Did not need to purchase a slide hammer.
Forum: Touring
10-20-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,826
Posted By Yan

This has not been my experience. I prefer to...

This has not been my experience. I prefer to climb at a sustainable speed so I never face lactic acid buildup or muscle tightening. I am in normal, not exceptional shape. If I climbed at lactic...
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,826
Posted By Yan

FYI you'll reach the end of your touring day...

FYI you'll reach the end of your touring day faster if you coast down hills, paradoxically.

Air resistance increases at the square of speed. Powering downhill will net you minimal time gains...
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By Yan

I have used Axiom panniers in the past. They were...

I have used Axiom panniers in the past. They were nothing special but they held up fine during a four month tour. They had bungee cords on the top lid which I used to dry my laundry while riding, a...
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,826
Posted By Yan

I have a 36/11 high gear on my 700c touring bike,...

I have a 36/11 high gear on my 700c touring bike, which I find more than high enough. In fact I almost never use this gear. I think you'll be fine as long as you don't mind coasting down steep hills.
Forum: Touring
10-14-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Yan

I've toured with found-online partners twice, and...

I've toured with found-online partners twice, and split mid trip both times. First time was because they were too slow. Second time was because they were intolerable (probably Asperger's).

My...
09-29-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,732
Posted By Yan

The only time I have ever replaced wheels was...

The only time I have ever replaced wheels was when they were run over by a car. I build my own wheels using a tensionmeter.
09-24-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Yan

I change at 0.75% (3/32" over 12 links).

I change at 0.75% (3/32" over 12 links).
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By Yan

Carry your water in your panniers. Extra water...

Carry your water in your panniers. Extra water bottles on your bike isn't as glamourous as you imagine, very weight and drag inefficient; not to mention all the bottles you need to keep track of. I...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,178
Posted By Yan

Having a triple crankset does not allow you to...

Having a triple crankset does not allow you to use a closer spaced cassette. Unless you exclusively credit card tour or only go to flat places (or are a beast), you will likely want a 34t low gear on...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,088
Posted By Yan

I've used Mavic A719's & CXP33's, and can...

I've used Mavic A719's & CXP33's, and can recommend both. Mine are on Shimano XT mountain hubs. The CXP33's were first. They got run over by a car and were replaced with A719's. The same hubs have...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,875
Posted By Yan

If you rode 600 miles in 4 days, you are a beast....

If you rode 600 miles in 4 days, you are a beast. Good job.

Don't skimp on the tent. A bad tent will end you.
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,178
Posted By Yan

Yes. I use a 24/36t mountain double. 11-34 in the...

Yes. I use a 24/36t mountain double. 11-34 in the rear. Highest gear gets me up to about 40km/h. How often do you need to go faster than that on a tour?

Never. When I'm on a down hill my legs are...
09-24-18, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Yan

I'm just here to give good advice on safety, i.e....

I'm just here to give good advice on safety, i.e. wear your seat belt, use condoms with hookers, etc.

Plenty of people do not follow these rules and are still perfectly fine. Today you are fine....
09-23-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Yan

Another suggestion for Tektro brakes. When I...

Another suggestion for Tektro brakes.

When I went shopping for them I thought the price was for a single pair, so I ordered two. Turns out the price was for two pairs, so I ended up with four...
09-23-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Yan

Watching a fixed gear rider on platform pedals is...

Watching a fixed gear rider on platform pedals is like watching an automobile race. You can't look away because you know there will be a crash any second.

Or, the rider knows he can't stop for...
09-23-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,100
Posted By Yan

Time ATAC on two bikes, toeclips on a third that...

Time ATAC on two bikes, toeclips on a third that I don't ride much.
09-23-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By Yan

I suggest you build your own wheels. I got into...

I suggest you build your own wheels. I got into it early on and have never bought a factory wheelset in my life. It's a pretty simple process.

No guarantee it will be cheaper, more of a hobby...
Forum: Touring
08-24-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Yan

Keep in mind you will lose the ability to hold...

Keep in mind you will lose the ability to hold the bike upright between your thighs when stopped.
Forum: Touring
08-24-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,407
Posted By Yan

I use a Fuji XT-1 with a short tele prime. Extra...

I use a Fuji XT-1 with a short tele prime. Extra lenses are cumbersome so I don't bother taking more than one. I use my phone for architecture interiors, etc.

I think any modern camera would be...
Forum: Touring
08-24-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Yan

If you are not satisfied with the user experience...

If you are not satisfied with the user experience of smartphones, I doubt you'll be happy with a GPS enabled computer. They don't come anywhere near the design polish of modern mobile apps.
Forum: Touring
08-24-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,082
Posted By Yan

Hennessy hammock for shorter trips in non winter...

Hennessy hammock for shorter trips in non winter months. Two man MSR tent for long or winter trips.
Forum: Touring
08-18-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,692
Posted By Yan

You are right. I'm assuming international travel,...

You are right. I'm assuming international travel, my own preference.
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Yan

What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,692
Posted By Yan

Checking a bicycle as airline luggage is 10 times...

Checking a bicycle as airline luggage is 10 times cheaper than Fedex.

Not to mention, outside of North America many airlines carry bicycles completely for free.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Yan

Hand pain on one side

I'm currently on a two week bike tour and am having some issues with my left hand. Strangely my right hand is perfectly fine. I'm not sure what is causing this.

Has anyone heard of intentionally...
Forum: Touring
07-22-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,689
Posted By Yan

I use an Optimus Nova, burning gasoline most of...

I use an Optimus Nova, burning gasoline most of the time. Nothing beats the energy density of unadulterated, earth-destroying fossil fuels. Lights instantly no matter what elevation or how cold,...
04-14-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By Yan

Crown race cutters are two sided cutters that...

Crown race cutters are two sided cutters that machine both the crown seat and the steerer friction interface.

It sounds like the OP has a bigger issue than a simple bit of brazing runoff. The...
04-07-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By Yan

A bike shop that doesn't have a crown race facer...

A bike shop that doesn't have a crown race facer isn't a real shop. Go to a real bike shop. End of story.

I have one of those things at home, and I don't even run a shop. Your problem is a 30...
03-14-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

Hey bud, it's me, your reality check, again....

Hey bud, it's me, your reality check, again. Since you brought up Google, allow me to shatter your world view once more:...
03-11-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,934
Posted By Yan

It's too bad Walmart does not allow bikes inside....

It's too bad Walmart does not allow bikes inside. Nevertheless, they have a right to set the rules on their own property. Consumers can retaliate by taking their business elsewhere.
03-11-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

Yes, we have been discussing this in the thread....

Yes, we have been discussing this in the thread. Maybe you missed it. I talk about it in post #1803 above. Certainly, we have to be sure of the safety of these vehicles before we give them full...
03-11-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

I'm not sure whether you really read that...

I'm not sure whether you really read that article. It says nothing about autonomous vehicles being unsafe. All it says is:

1. It admits autonomous vehicles are statistically safer.
2. It proposes...
03-11-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

Pretty much what I expected. I didn't really...

Pretty much what I expected. I didn't really think you could figure it out. If you were capable of it you would have done so long ago. But don't give up, go ahead and mull it over some more. I have...
03-11-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

In the context of the article, it probably means...

In the context of the article, it probably means someone must be able to remotely turn the test vehicle off, if something starts to go wrong. It wouldn't be a requirement after the testing phase is...
03-11-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

I understand your skepticism. Nobody is testing...

I understand your skepticism. Nobody is testing autonomous vehicles in Iowa (if other Iowans are like you, not a surprise) and you're one of those unimaginative literalists who must see something...
03-10-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

It takes several years to design a vehicle. If...

It takes several years to design a vehicle. If they are asking for government permission to start manufacturing later this year, it means the technology is complete. They have designed the vehicle,...
03-10-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,736
Posted By Yan

I own both bottom bracket and headtube facing...

I own both bottom bracket and headtube facing tools. I'm also not a shop, just a regular cyclist who does his own work.

It's a hobby and I take pride in doing thing properly. That's why it's...
03-10-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

Did you read the article? It's not a 'future'...

Did you read the article? It's not a 'future' project. It's done.

The only thing holding it back now is permission from the DoT. It's going to hit the mass production lines later this year.
...
03-09-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,498
Posted By Yan

They make chain pliers specifically to help take...

They make chain pliers specifically to help take apart quicklink style chains. If you work on bikes a lot it's worth having one. Keeps your hands cleaner and easily opens even the stiffest quicklink.
03-09-18, 07:41 PM
03-09-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 121,859
Posted By Yan

This is old news now, I'm surprised you haven't...

This is old news now, I'm surprised you haven't seen it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/business/gm-driverless-car.html

Two months ago, General Motors requested permission from the...
Forum: Touring
02-28-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,783
Posted By Yan

Cycling the circumference of Taiwan summer.

Cycling the circumference of Taiwan summer.
Forum: Touring
02-19-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,393
Posted By Yan

Never got the point of campsites. If I need to...

Never got the point of campsites. If I need to shower and do laundry, I pay for a room. If I'm camping, I find a hidden location or ask permission to camp on someone's property. I've also camped next...
02-19-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,904
Posted By Yan

Romania. I was on a bike tour and someone threw a...

Romania. I was on a bike tour and someone threw a glass beer bottle at me. Just missed. Could have killed me at the speed the car was going. I was in the country for ten days and the people were...
02-14-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,877
Posted By Yan

Good for you. The rest of us prefer to state...

Good for you. The rest of us prefer to state life-depending realities on the strongest terms possible.
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Yan

Mapy.cz Like Maps.me, it uses Open Street...

Mapy.cz

Like Maps.me, it uses Open Street Maps for its data; however, the colour scheme is much superior and it shows very clear contour lines.

Open Street Maps is more up do date than Google...
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,423
Posted By Yan

I use the same panniers as the OP. I keep my tent...

I use the same panniers as the OP. I keep my tent and poles inside my panniers. Put the poles in the pannier diagonally and it should just close. If the poles truly do not fit, put the tent inside...
02-14-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,877
Posted By Yan

Suggest you go brake-less. It's obviously...

Suggest you go brake-less.

It's obviously your heart's desire.
Forum: Touring
02-10-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Yan

I have shipped my soft S&S backpack case, my full...

I have shipped my soft S&S backpack case, my full sized padded bike bag, and my 100L mountaineering duffle many times. I have used Fedex, UPS, and regular post. I generally prefer regular post...
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