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Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By staehpj1

Thanks for the clarification on the flex. ...

Thanks for the clarification on the flex.



I could see doing as you say and doing pretty much the same tour as usual, just no camping. I could also see tours centered around more in town...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think location was secondary, but a rack with...

I think location was secondary, but a rack with weight on it will cause some frame flex in the rear triangle, further that the center of gravity of that load is above the seat stays, the greater the...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By staehpj1

Interesting. Do you credit the to the location of...

Interesting. Do you credit the to the location of the load, the fact that it can sway just a bit, or something else?

I often wondered how I'd pack for a credit card tour. There would be a certain...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that I have the Nelson Longflap...

I mentioned above that I have the Nelson Longflap and am considering buying the Camper too. You just described why I would get the Camper when i already have the Nelson Longflap.

All my touring...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By greatbasin

Two or three nights is my kind of touring,...

Two or three nights is my kind of touring, camping every night or staying one night out of three in a hotel or hostel. I'm using a Low Saddle Longflap. As it is, the bottom is supported by the top...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with Staehpj1, put your stuff in a box....

Agree with Staehpj1, put your stuff in a box. Measure the length, width and height of the part of the box that you filled to calculate cubic inches. Ask google to convert your cubic inches to liters....
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By staehpj1

My advice is to gather your gear and test pack...

My advice is to gather your gear and test pack it. Use a cardboard mock up if necessary.

FWIW, I personally don't find trip length has much if any effect on what/how much I pack. I take the...
05-14-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By 2_i

I use a hub dynamo in combination with a USB...

I use a hub dynamo in combination with a USB charger. When I am navigating, the phone still gets drained but at a so slow pace that it can be tolerated. If the phone is idle, it charges. The phone...
05-14-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By schwim

Chinese battery life is like Chinese lumens. The...

Chinese battery life is like Chinese lumens. The numbers don't mean anything. You'll never get what's advertised.

Of the brands you mentioned, I have a torrid history with two of them(Doogee and...
01-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,561
Posted By TiHabanero

"Chains wear out and there is no magic lube that...

"Chains wear out and there is no magic lube that will increase the lifespan of a chain...Chain cleaning is also waste of time and does nothing to increase the lifespan of a chain. ..Just enjoy riding...
01-08-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,561
Posted By wolfchild

Chains wear out and there is no magic lube that...

Chains wear out and there is no magic lube that will increase the lifespan of a chain...Chain cleaning is also waste of time and does nothing to increase the lifespan of a chain. ..Just enjoy riding...
09-21-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By livedarklions

No, it means that if you deliberately refuse to...

No, it means that if you deliberately refuse to take steps so you don't "need" the ride, we think you're imposing on your friends for really lousy reasons.

You presented that as some sort of...
09-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By shelbyfv

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with...

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with common issues and make it back home" vs "I can't be bothered to learn this stuff or carry anything more than my cell phone," Conscientious adult vs...
09-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By Maelochs

Dude ... . YOU are the one who is taking...

Dude ... . YOU are the one who is taking advantage of a friend, and demeaning a friend's life and worth. You are saying to a friend, "Hey, I want to do what I want to do, and taking care of myself in...
09-20-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By mstateglfr

-ring ring- -ring ring- poor sap- "hello?'...

-ring ring-
-ring ring-

poor sap- "hello?'
bowwow- "hey, drop what you are doing, put the rack on the car, and drive 30min to come pick me up. I got a flat!"
poor sap- "oh no, that is no fun. ...
09-14-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. I spend a lot of time in areas where my...

Yup. I spend a lot of time in areas where my phone is an expensive brick.

1985: What’s a “cell” phone? Oh, you mean the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X? That cost $4000 then and had a battery life of 60...
09-14-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By mstateglfr

Lets clarify. Are you really saying that if you...

Lets clarify. Are you really saying that if you get a flat tire 25mi from home, you would rather call someone and make them get you, instead of just carrying a tube plus levers and inflation?
05-03-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,420
Posted By bikingshearer

I like these...

I like these (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/clothing/products/summer-gloves-xxxl) from Rivendell. $23 a pair. I, too, take a certain perverse pleasure in the speckled tan marks and big oval tan...
04-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,612
Posted By Johnk3

I ordered my frame directly from Cicli Barco last...

I ordered my frame directly from Cicli Barco last fall. Gianluca Barco is very fluent in English and is very responsive. He always answered my emails within a day or two. He was very helpful about...
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