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Forum: Touring 11-25-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By LeeG
no prob w 27" x 1 1/8". I went through a few...

no prob w 27" x 1 1/8". I went through a few Rigida 13-19 back then.
Forum: Touring 11-16-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By LeeG
Looks good. Consider handlebars that have a...

Looks good. Consider handlebars that have a greater variety of hand positions instead of accommodating to straight bars. Look at bike packing style front bag that straps under bars.
Forum: Touring 11-04-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,999
Posted By LeeG
I'd be inclined to use a platform rack where the...

I'd be inclined to use a platform rack where the panniers can be mounted back enough to be in line with the fork. For commuting I found low riders and 26" wheels put the panniers into scraping range...
Forum: Touring 10-31-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By LeeG
Panaracer T-Serv for front

Panaracer T-Serv for front
Forum: Touring 10-27-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,899
Posted By LeeG
Schwalbe Fat Apple is a very good touring tire...

Schwalbe Fat Apple is a very good touring tire for 20" folder and heavy load.
Forum: Touring 10-26-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,803
Posted By LeeG
Spectacular pic. Where is it and what's the bike?

Spectacular pic. Where is it and what's the bike?
Forum: Touring 10-25-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By LeeG
A few times then I got used to flicking the tire...

A few times then I got used to flicking the tire hard with my finger and remembering the sound for a particular tire. It was accurate enough. Also the front and rear were different pressure so there...
Forum: Touring 10-25-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By LeeG
Spoke breakage is very unlikely when the wheel is...

Spoke breakage is very unlikely when the wheel is built for the intended use but just because a component has different features and costs more doesn't mean it's a waste of money. I have that hub. It...
Forum: Touring 10-24-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By LeeG
your general statement may be accurate but...

your general statement may be accurate but irrelevant when applied to specific bikes, rider, loads and roads.
Forum: Touring 10-24-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By LeeG
Cyclocross bike is like a road bike with some...

Cyclocross bike is like a road bike with some geometry differences but neither one is designed for moderate load carrying if that's the kind of touring you're talking about. . Depending on your...
Forum: Touring 10-20-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By LeeG
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1121525-my-reve...

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1121525-my-revelate-ripio-frame-bag-too-large-saggy-pics-inside.html

You should figure this out. Have you tried the medium bag loaded up?
Forum: Touring 10-18-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,333
Posted By LeeG
Can't match you folks international trips. For...

Can't match you folks international trips. For me it was a succession of trips in Ca. The biggest one was after high school riding up from San Pedro to Seattle in '73 hitchhiking half the way....
Forum: Touring 10-17-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By LeeG
What size of tires are you on now?

What size of tires are you on now?
Forum: Touring 10-10-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By LeeG
80lbs of gear is not normal, standard,...

80lbs of gear is not normal, standard, recommended.
Forum: Touring 10-02-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,768
Posted By LeeG
Truly

Truly
Forum: Touring 10-02-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,768
Posted By LeeG
Don't be disappointed, just get a saddle that...

Don't be disappointed, just get a saddle that works. You didn't waste money, you got an education. The same could happen with any other saddle. My $.02 is that leather hammock saddles are right up...
Forum: Touring 09-25-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By LeeG
Sew-ups definitely

Sew-ups definitely
Forum: Touring 09-19-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By LeeG
I would have picked medium. cant wait for the...

I would have picked medium. cant wait for the next question.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-19-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,790
Posted By LeeG
Condolences to you and your friends family. It...

Condolences to you and your friends family. It drives me nuts when I ride through the parking lot of the local mall and the drainage grates at the curb are parallel and guaranteed to catch a wheel.
Forum: Touring 09-19-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By LeeG
Old Pletscher rack not up to the job. There are...

Old Pletscher rack not up to the job. There are many cheap racks that are much stiffer and better design. Until Blackburn came along the only reason Pletscher racks sold was because it was either...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-18-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By LeeG
I've had one out of two Schwalbe Supeme in 20"x...

I've had one out of two Schwalbe Supeme in 20"x 1.6" with a totally objectionable hop. One out of four 700c x 35 mm Supremes had a tolerable hop that was noticeable in smooth roads. Seems to be an...
Forum: Touring 09-18-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,711
Posted By LeeG
If you don't want to spend money on a new bag...

If you don't want to spend money on a new bag pick clothes with multiple uses in bag and on the road. Liners are nice for keeping inside of bag clean and thicker ones extend temp range of the bag but...
Forum: Touring 09-17-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By LeeG
They're good. Also check out the Schwalbe...

They're good. Also check out the Schwalbe Almotion. Width entirely your personal preference.
Forum: Touring 09-14-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By LeeG
No prob, just put on street tires and ride. Did...

No prob, just put on street tires and ride. Did it in '73 on a Nishiki Cresta.
Forum: Touring 09-13-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,505
Posted By LeeG
Oops! Actually I do remember riding through rain...

Oops! Actually I do remember riding through rain on the North Coast in Sept. 106F? Yikes
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