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Forum: Touring
08-23-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By Squeezebox

Katy Trail trip

Anybody want to do the Katy Trail with me this fall? Like Sept 20 to end of Oct.
I need to be home Sept 19, Oct 3,16, 30. The rest is open for me. Probably around 50-60 MPD, camping.
Parking...
08-22-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By Squeezebox

no shoes

Today I took the bus somewhere but had to ride the bicycle back home about 5 miles or so. mostly gradual downhill. OOPs! I forgot to bring my cycling shoes, had to ride in my garden shoes. What a...
Forum: Touring
08-22-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By Squeezebox

With through axles becoming more popular that...

With through axles becoming more popular that adds a complexity to using a trailer. But certainly not impossible.


Is the 13 lb wt for the Bob trailer only? Doesn't their duffle bag weigh...
Forum: Touring
08-22-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,747
Posted By Squeezebox

Get the discs!! I hope the new bicycle works...

Get the discs!! I hope the new bicycle works well for you.
Forum: Touring
08-20-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Squeezebox

In case it's not a troll, check with your local...

In case it's not a troll, check with your local bike shop.
Forum: Touring
08-20-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,693
Posted By Squeezebox

Like he said.

Like he said.
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Squeezebox

What's the gearing? Touring is a creative...

What's the gearing?
Touring is a creative process.
Good work!
Gook Luck!
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,996
Posted By Squeezebox

So would it be reasonable to stock on 3 days of...

So would it be reasonable to stock on 3 days of food or so? Might get lucky and get a ride to the grocery store, no way to count on it though.
I thought there were actual individual campsites...
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,299
Posted By Squeezebox

Hmmm! I could see using bull horns, as I ride on...

Hmmm! I could see using bull horns, as I ride on the hoods most of the time. Almost never on the drops. With TT brake levers that might work. But I'm not ready to give up brifters.
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,996
Posted By Squeezebox

I know the OP said credit card tour but!! I'ld...

I know the OP said credit card tour but!! I'ld like to hear more about getting food and how often. I've heard that it's going down to the valley getting food then climbing back up. Camping should...
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By Squeezebox

Happy trails to you!!

Happy trails to you!!
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Squeezebox

I agree. I think southern Missouri would be more...

I agree. I think southern Missouri would be more interesting than the Katy. But should be easy enough to find roads for a detour if you so chose. St. Louis does have some worthwhile things to see.
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,142
Posted By Squeezebox

Finding a bike route

So how do I find a good bicycle route for a tour? I know about adventure bicycles maps, but not much else. I've heard of google bicycle maps, but have no knowledge. I was reading about the person...
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By Squeezebox

Consider a solid roof. plywood, fencing or...

Consider a solid roof. plywood, fencing or something else that will keep the tarp from sagging on top.
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Squeezebox

Seems to me the Blue ridge would be easy enough...

Seems to me the Blue ridge would be easy enough to include. I'm thinking finish in Wash DC instead of the regular finish. ?? I know very little about it though.
What about the old highways along...
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,299
Posted By Squeezebox

isn't it pushups not push-ups!! Or is this back...

isn't it pushups not push-ups!! Or is this back to the bra thread?
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,391
Posted By Squeezebox

I find cycling shorts uncomfortable when not...

I find cycling shorts uncomfortable when not riding. I'll bring a skirt to change under if I expect there won't be a "proper " place to change. or just wear the skirt. Handy for times like driving...
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By Squeezebox

Well you could build some sort of bicycle garage...

Well you could build some sort of bicycle garage if your bicycle stays outside. "Out of sight out of mind" A 4'x4'x8' garage should fit 2 bicycles maybe 3. hinge the front and the lid. A bit of...
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,756
Posted By Squeezebox

I have a neighbor who says he has done the Katy...

I have a neighbor who says he has done the Katy trail about 15 times in about 10 yrs.
But of course here that's akin to doing the local MUP a bunch of times. Maybe exactly like that.
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,841
Posted By Squeezebox

Good luck. Stay determined.

Good luck. Stay determined.
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,333
Posted By Squeezebox

Obviously bring your paper work that shows the...

Obviously bring your paper work that shows the price when you bought the tickets. I agree being nice will help. At least not hurt the situation.
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Squeezebox

Just how desolate? Food & water?? Sun...

Just how desolate? Food & water?? Sun protection?
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,308
Posted By Squeezebox

So do the auto tire plugs work well enough?

So do the auto tire plugs work well enough?
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,391
Posted By Squeezebox

Does that mean you want pictures? Without a...

Does that mean you want pictures?
Without a photo it didn't happen. right!
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By Squeezebox

Give a newbie a break. But yea I can't tell if...

Give a newbie a break.
But yea I can't tell if he's talking about tents, cassettes, or what color sunglasses match the color of his bicycle.
OP, more info on what you're asking. Please
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By Squeezebox

Opps!! got confused with double tap and Etap. ...

Opps!! got confused with double tap and Etap.
OP would you consider changing the cranks to 26-40 or 28-42 in a Sram 1000 crank?
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,694
Posted By Squeezebox

For flat gravel paths my 15-25 cassette with...

For flat gravel paths my 15-25 cassette with 28+42 rings works nicely
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By Squeezebox

I know E-tap exists, nothing more. Drop bar...

I know E-tap exists, nothing more. Drop bar levers and MTB derailers are frequently incompatible. So check out the compatibility.
Is the $600 better spent on fixing the touring issues on the good...
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 02:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By Squeezebox

check the tandem forum. There's more interest in...

check the tandem forum. There's more interest in electronic shifting with low gears and drop bars than here.
I crossed the Alps in a 38-28 when I was 30. Pack light and you should be okay.
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By Squeezebox

What about the stuff they use on leather saddles?...

What about the stuff they use on leather saddles? Should be waterproof but flexible. Too late now though.
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,333
Posted By Squeezebox

I looked up a flight for my son recently. $140 ...

I looked up a flight for my son recently. $140 I went back the next day to buy it and $230.
I was unhappy!
The voices told me they were after me. I've started sleeping in the basement. But the...
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,333
Posted By Squeezebox

Sorry for the stupid question, but I don't fly,...

Sorry for the stupid question, but I don't fly, extremely rarely.
So does that mean if I buy the baggage ticket when I but the flight ticket that the price of baggage stays?
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,747
Posted By Squeezebox

Just want to say that at $1K you won't get much...

Just want to say that at $1K you won't get much diminishing return in that price range. A $2K bicycle pretty much really is twice as good as a $1K. a $4K bicycle 4X ? No!! There's some better...
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,694
Posted By Squeezebox

So what happens with a triple crank that the...

So what happens with a triple crank that the "keeper" helps with?
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By Squeezebox

I'ld like to hear more about the electronic...

I'ld like to hear more about the electronic shifting. Do you want to post here or start a separate thread?
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,308
Posted By Squeezebox

The people that want to deny advances in bicycle...

The people that want to deny advances in bicycle technology amaze me. The facts are right in front of you about the benefits of tubeless. If you think it's too much trouble considering how you ...
Forum: Touring
08-12-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,694
Posted By Squeezebox

And congrats on the upcoming wedding!! Live...

And congrats on the upcoming wedding!!
Live well!
Be Happy!

Does the flare of the handlebar interfere with using the brake levers properly?
Forum: Touring
08-12-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,407
Posted By Squeezebox

Music is important to me, but not on the bicycle....

Music is important to me, but not on the bicycle. Music in camp in the evening. But in the morning get up and get going, no distractions. There have been a few times when I swerved out of the way of...
Forum: Touring
08-12-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,140
Posted By Squeezebox

How far inland? St. Louis will work as a...

How far inland?
St. Louis will work as a possibility.
Forum: Touring
08-12-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By Squeezebox

Yea! but I'ld get rid of the sofa!

Yea! but I'ld get rid of the sofa!
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By Squeezebox

You'ld be better off calling Trek, I couldn't...

You'ld be better off calling Trek, I couldn't tell you details. Ask about the Trek 920. But I'm satisfied with the through axles in general.
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 02:54 PM
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By Squeezebox

Seems as though the "go fast road bikes" are...

Seems as though the "go fast road bikes" are actually sticking with rim brakes. Because? Weight? not getting cut up by a disc in a big pile up? Faster wheel changes?
What bicycles have disc? ...
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,351
Posted By Squeezebox

I agree use it the way it is until there's some...

I agree use it the way it is until there's some sort of problem. No sense in making up problems. I have the same components and am happy with them. Except I did switch to brifters from the bar...
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,932
Posted By Squeezebox

So how about a ride report, please!

So how about a ride report, please!
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By Squeezebox

I'm okay with them. They seem to help position...

I'm okay with them. They seem to help position the disc more accurately in the caliper. Maybe a larger axle means a stronger axle. I'm not concerned with the extra time it takes for wheel...
Forum: Touring
08-11-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,308
Posted By Squeezebox

anything specific about the tires? My rims say...

anything specific about the tires? My rims say tubeless ready, but the tires that came with the bicycle or the current tires, neither say anything about tubeless ready. I'll assume the came with...
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By Squeezebox

Through axles

So what's your opinion of through axles?
Forum: Touring
07-20-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,220
Posted By Squeezebox

Why are so many people here offended by bicycles...

Why are so many people here offended by bicycles that are better than theirs?
Forum: Touring
07-20-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,220
Posted By Squeezebox

Really interesting! Any pictures? An S&S I...

Really interesting! Any pictures? An S&S I assume. Or is it something else?
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