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Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By LeeG

Tomm, when I was doing lots of road riding I...

Tomm, when I was doing lots of road riding I weighed 145 lbs and toured on my road bikes carrying less than 15 lbs. on 28 mm tires but I toured in places where it rarely rained and didn’t use a tent...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By LeeG

“tad heavier than desired” and that’s before...

“tad heavier than desired” and that’s before loading it up with gear. Seems to me someone isn’t accepting the reality of touring. The bike IS heavier than a road bike because it IS carrying more dead...
09-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By LeeG

I’d be inclined to get a hardtail mtn bike or...

I’d be inclined to get a hardtail mtn bike or other bike you like for your terrain and extrawheel or other one wheeled trailer. For not fast downhill speeds the 27.5 x 2.5+ tires on long wheelbase...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,731
Posted By LeeG

Why isn’t traveling called packing your bags?

Why isn’t traveling called packing your bags?
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,848
Posted By LeeG

When I hit my mid 50ís and acquired a gut the...

When I hit my mid 50ís and acquired a gut the drops were no longer an option but as well brake control on the hoods was pretty bad with a heavy front load at low speeds so I went to a Jones H bar. ...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By LeeG

I commuted with low riders and 26” wheels and the...

I commuted with low riders and 26” wheels and the panniers were just too low to the curb for my taste. I found a simple front platform rack worked fine given I could move the load back a bit Old...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,895
Posted By LeeG

Looks great. I had a 56 cm 700 c LHT and now a...

Looks great. I had a 56 cm 700 c LHT and now a 56cm 26Ē LHT. The 26Ē wheel version is like a nimble independent suspension F250 pickup. Iíve never had a decent handling touring bike which carried ...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By LeeG

Don’t be in a hurry. I did it a few times in the...

Don’t be in a hurry. I did it a few times in the 70’s and 80’s when I was young and had a tendency to hammer. Mornings can be damp and cool. You won’t have much shoulder so be visible and go in a...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,895
Posted By LeeG

You will be pleased with them. I did not find a...

You will be pleased with them. I did not find a practical speed or rolling difference between 1.5Ē and 1.75Ē. If I weighed 50lbs less I could see the narrower tires being worthwhile but at my...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By LeeG

Fenix HL40R rechargeable headlamp with focusable...

Fenix HL40R rechargeable headlamp with focusable lens. Four intensity settings. Tight beam for riding and low level lighting for long duration. I have one on my helmet.
08-18-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By LeeG

Of course itís worth it. And so could a new $1000...

Of course itís worth it. And so could a new $1000 bike. When I had many bikes and rode a lot a bike went through a wheel set every couple years and drive train once or twice a year.
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,868
Posted By LeeG

Youíre right. I really wasnít thinking this out...

Youíre right. I really wasnít thinking this out well and my bike here in the hills is a Rivendell Clem with a 24/36 front and 11-36 rear and Iím using that low gear. I think the op needs to figure...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By LeeG

There’s a T-Serve and a Protite. Don’t know of a...

There’s a T-Serve and a Protite. Don’t know of a T-Serve Protite. When I used them the T-Serve was heavier with black sidewall. I found that the T-Serve sidewalls lasted longer. Both very nice...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,895
Posted By LeeG

echoing djb’s input. I’m 220lbs riding a 56 cm...

echoing djb’s input. I’m 220lbs riding a 56 cm 26” LHT. I have a 1.6” Marathon Supreme on the rear and 1.75” Panaracer T-Serv on the front. Those Surly Extraterrestrials are heavy which is perfectly...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,868
Posted By LeeG

switching out the 50 t ring for 44 would suffice....

switching out the 50 t ring for 44 would suffice. Is this a 26Ē or 700c LHT? Maybe go to 46t for the 26Ē version. Unless youíre carrying insane loads a 34/34 low gear should suffice..
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,025
Posted By LeeG

thoughts: not an art, not dying, spoke wrench is...

thoughts: not an art, not dying, spoke wrench is about $5. Iíve bought crappy wheels ďcustom builtĒ that I retensioned and well made production wheels. First wheels I built I used the bike and...
06-06-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,257
Posted By LeeG

The bike that lasts the longest will be the one...

The bike that lasts the longest will be the one that was assembled and maintained well. You will replace tires and drivetrain according to use and conditions regardless of brand. Entropy hasn't...
05-28-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By LeeG

What are you seeking with narrower tires? If...

What are you seeking with narrower tires? If it’s lighter wheels you might was well go for a new set of lighter wheels with lighter rims as well as light tires. If it’s speed then an aerodynamic...
04-13-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,241
Posted By LeeG

Eight years back I bought a Felt Cafe 7 bicycle...

Eight years back I bought a Felt Cafe 7 bicycle from LL Bean that fit my criteria. Not sure if a comparable model is about. I think it came in 3 spd and 7 spd. I had the 7 and added a double. I...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By LeeG

Much better solution than your original one. On...

Much better solution than your original one. On my CrossCheck I used a triple with outer ring occupied with a ring protector, 44 middle and 30 inner with 12-32 rear 9spd. Iíd rather stick with...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,900
Posted By LeeG

I havenít toured in a long while but used to...

I havenít toured in a long while but used to commute a lot and heartily recommend them for commuting or if you regularly buzz out from camp to anyplace at night. Not being dependent on batteries when...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,898
Posted By LeeG

I suppose bikepacking describes light off road...

I suppose bikepacking describes light off road touring in that a small pannier load was distributed into the triangle and under the seat for better
handling. I donít see the inclusion of racks...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,203
Posted By LeeG

Buy a complete bike that will do what 80% of your...

Buy a complete bike that will do what 80% of your riding is about. Get familiar with disassembling and assembling it as you would for shipping. Make sure to bring it back into the shop for checkup...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,303
Posted By LeeG

30lbs isnít UL. If you are a light person going...

30lbs isnít UL. If you are a light person going UL with 15lbs and a road bike is a piece of cake. Sounds like you know enough what works.
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,741
Posted By LeeG

I managed to injure my patellar tendon at age 23...

I managed to injure my patellar tendon at age 23 skiing then did a fairly long and fast tour that summer. When I came back to Berkeley I got into racing shape albeit with a wonky left knee. If I...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,179
Posted By LeeG

Latest bike is a Rivendell Clem H Smith with 52cm...

Latest bike is a Rivendell Clem H Smith with 52cm chainstays. I like it.
07-27-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,236
Posted By LeeG

Cancel the timing. A void stage.

Cancel the timing. A void stage.
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,741
Posted By LeeG

I settled into San Francisco after touring up the...

I settled into San Francisco after touring up the coast on my bicycle in the ‘70’s. Your knee problem has nothing to do with riding a 25 lb bike. Or a 25 lb bike with a 30 lb load or a 20 lb bike...
07-26-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,236
Posted By LeeG

I donít get the rational for changing the course...

I donít get the rational for changing the course mid race. Canceling a race due to conditions, yes, changing the course midway, no.
07-26-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,236
Posted By LeeG

This stage should be voided and gc standing left...

This stage should be voided and gc standing left where it was after Stage 18. This is ridiculous.
07-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,914
Posted By LeeG

What hub width?

What hub width?
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,423
Posted By LeeG

Rear racks with horizontals a couple inches below...

Rear racks with horizontals a couple inches below the rack top is a good combo. You can remove panniers without interfering with whatever is strapped on top.
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By LeeG

I like these a lot, feel much better than...

I like these a lot, feel much better than traditional pedals.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/pedals/products/thin-gripster-pedals-dark-grey-vp-001
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By LeeG

I like these a lot, feel much better than...

I like these a lot, feel much better than traditional pedals.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/pedals/products/thin-gripster-pedals-dark-grey-vp-001
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,575
Posted By LeeG

Not a light load. If you want Pasela like...

Not a light load. If you want Pasela like handling with a bit more sidewall protection get a Panaracer T-Serv. I’m a few lbs lighter than you and found the paselas sidewalls a bit delicate. I’ve...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,166
Posted By LeeG

Back when I toured ultra light and I was ultra...

Back when I toured ultra light and I was ultra light kung fu slippers. Everyone’s different. Maybe you need casual dress shoes, walking shoes, light low top trail shoes.
07-03-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,338
Posted By LeeG

late response. I’d look at Bakfiets type cargo...

late response. I’d look at Bakfiets type cargo bikes. A lot of what you are perceiving as flex may be a heavy rear load wagging the front end. I had a Kona Ute and it handled horribly until I put...
05-18-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By LeeG

On your helmet a headlight and tail light. On...

On your helmet a headlight and tail light. On your bike a headlight and tail light. What kind, intensity or beam shape is entirely up to your budget and terrain.
05-18-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By LeeG

Try another screw type, they work fine.

Try another screw type, they work fine.
04-30-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By LeeG

what were rhe differences you liked?

what were rhe differences you liked?
Forum: Touring
04-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,987
Posted By LeeG

Do you mean one night out and back? Donít bother...

Do you mean one night out and back? Donít bother with rack and panniers. Sleeping bag and pad under handlebars, essential clothes in seat bag.
Forum: Touring
04-08-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By LeeG

Iím not sure what youíre missing either. Wind...

Iím not sure what youíre missing either. Wind resistance becomes significant at speeds above touring efforts on flat ground and downhill. Lots of weight becomes very significant climbing up hills. ...
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,537
Posted By LeeG

$.02 using Classic, Plus, Rollers, Packers. The...

$.02 using Classic, Plus, Rollers, Packers. The Packers have two snap/Fastek buckles for top closure and the rollers one. For some reason on my two pair of Plus Packers, front and back, I’ve managed...
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,715
Posted By LeeG

The bike doesnít define your use but some bikes...

The bike doesnít define your use but some bikes are better suited to some uses than others. Most of my touring in the 80ís was on a road racing bicycle. I adapted my touring to what best fit the...
Forum: Touring
03-01-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,232
Posted By LeeG

Iíd look at 60 psi and tough sidewalls for the...

Iíd look at 60 psi and tough sidewalls for the rear tire.
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,459
Posted By LeeG

Those look much better than the ones in...

Those look much better than the ones in Annapolis. Throw in a 750 watt electric motor and then we got a vehicle.
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,459
Posted By LeeG

On level ground it would be a fine way to travel...

On level ground it would be a fine way to travel with 100lbs + of gear and bulky items, kids. Not on level ground and you’re pushing a lot of weight uphill.

Basically it’s a moving truck and if...
Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeeG

You should be focusing on tire type more than...

You should be focusing on tire type more than just size. Tire size relates to load and type of road. 1.5” is fine for a light load and there are many light tires with decent puncture protection. When...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,686
Posted By LeeG

Iím going to go out on a limb and wonder if your...

Iím going to go out on a limb and wonder if your experience with breaking spokes was a production wheel that never got trued up and checked from day one. 36 spokes in a 26Ē big basic rim with...
Forum: Touring
02-04-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,563
Posted By LeeG

basic small handlebar bag from 35 yrs ago worked...

basic small handlebar bag from 35 yrs ago worked great for drop bars as it was suspended between brake hoods and drops with velcro straps. Don’t know why they aren’t around. You could use the bar...
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