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Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By VFerreira

Iohan Gueorguiev has died

https://youtu.be/9QGPBTf1Yys

https://bikepacking.com/plog/iohan-gueorguiev-1988-2021/

Shocked and saddened to learn that Iohan Gueorguiev has died.

Iohan's videos are beautiful, unique, and...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By Doug64

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about...

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about 10 minutes ago. We will be leaving on a 2-week tour in Oregon in about 2 hours. I've been using Ortlieb bags for about 15 years, and they are...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By BobG

I have three widths ... position A- about...

I have three widths ...

position A- about the same as Miele Man's fun bike at 7"/18cm. Awesome mtb braking power up here!
position B- my go-to spot on the hoods at 16"/41cm, my approximate...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By Miele Man

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for...

As narrow as these on my fun bike? Great for getting through really tight spaces. LOL
...
09-03-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were...

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were getting by "plenty of cogs." I thought you were referring to the number of teeth rather than the shape or remaining profile thereof.



Hope...
09-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a...

Many mid level Shimano rear der pulleys have a ceramic bushing in the guide pulley (a more descriptive term then jockey pulley) AND also have a small amount of end play to allow better pulley/cog...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm coming late to this thread and I haven't read...

I'm coming late to this thread and I haven't read every post, but this is a topic I enjoy. One rule of thumb I've used to reduce packing volume and weight is to be able to wear all the clothing I...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By andrewclaus

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable...

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable inspection. Push the cable ends out of the shifters and brake levers. And as mentioned, pull the ferrules and inspect the cut housing ends. Run each...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,340
Posted By djb

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000...

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000 kms:

I finally took off my 2in supremes to put on the 1.6in versions, and afterwards when carrying the nearly new spare 2in (maybe 1000kms) that I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By MidLife50

After Action Report on 1st Test Tour

Wife and I just completed a first trial run at overnight touring. As I recently posted (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1231233-packing-1st-tour.html) this is prep for a 7 day Gap/C&O credit card...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,200
Posted By raybo

I have tried a number of different coverings for...

I have tried a number of different coverings for shoes and water-proof socks. I didn't like any of them and I really dislike riding with sodden shoes. On a wet ride up a "mountain" in the UK, I got...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,883
Posted By Happy Feet

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll...

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll just throw out the North face Stormbreak 1 that I have. Fast pack weight of 1004gms at a cost of $169....
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,883
Posted By andrewclaus

Good questions. I definitely cook at home....

Good questions. I definitely cook at home. Stoveless travel is just a tool in the toolbox. For example, I've had to travel a bit by car during COVID, and being able to eat easily in motel rooms has...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,393
Posted By indyfabz

A couple of years ago. He didn’t even see me...

A couple of years ago. He didn’t even see me until I let out a loud “Yessssss!”

...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,393
Posted By imi

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb...

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb Backroller Plus.
Apart from using as a camp chair, I use mine as a washing machine: fill up with clothes, hot water and shampoo, screw the lid on and shake...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Got it, I was going to suggest this but there are...

Got it, I was going to suggest this but there are lots of places with poor tree choices. And it can take some practice to getting the food rope thing figured out. I use two ropes, one or two...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By djb

well, it will be handy for any impromptu beehive...

well, it will be handy for any impromptu beehive visits, so there's that.
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By ChrisWagner

Wiki makes available a handy Comparison of...

Wiki makes available a handy Comparison of bicycle route planning websites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_bicycle_route_planning_websites). Note the devil is in the details to get any...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,698
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I wish I could find the study again , but no...

I wish I could find the study again , but no luck, so take this as internet hearsay.

What they found was that big areas of hi-viz colors had some issues, people tend to think "sign" when they see...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,563
Posted By BobG

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel...

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes." Those are frame seat tube sizes, not tire widths.
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,842
Posted By homelessjoe

budget

just a tip for all the poor folks..........when digital cameras came out everyone started dumping all of their film camera stuff.....old camera bags make superb bike bags.....perfect size and shape...
Forum: Touring
12-16-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,214
Posted By JaccoW

Video about aerodynamics and bicycle touring

Alee Denham from CyclingAbout and the famous Koga Denham Bars (https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/) posted a video last week about aerodynamics and bicycle touring. I thought it was an...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By IPassGas

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn....

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn. The max tire pressure is often determined by rim, not the tire. Wide tires can cause rims to split at the spoke line over time if overinflated.
...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,736
Posted By pauliewalnuts

So with the sad news about Bob Jackson’s imminent...

So with the sad news about Bob Jackson’s imminent closure, here are some photos of the build... have since put a lovely Halo Retro wheel set on the bike...

It rides like a dream is and is so...
06-03-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By NoWhammies

Well now thanks to gauvins I now want a Garmin...

Well now thanks to gauvins I now want a Garmin scale again!
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,043
Posted By staehpj1

I have done a variety of things with the U/L...

I have done a variety of things with the U/L packing. Most of them were a little unconventional and involved strapping stuff sacks on the bike using a light rack on the rear and sometimes a tiny...
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,949
Posted By tspoon

I use sandals on platform pedals. Like others...

I use sandals on platform pedals. Like others above, I only take one pair of footwear. In the past I've used flip-flops on platforms too, when in warmer locations. My toes like to feel the breeze. In...
01-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By johntrev

Update: I ended up buying the Garmin Instinct,...

Update: I ended up buying the Garmin Instinct, choosing it at $200 over the Garmin Vivoactive 3, which was around $130. It seems all these watches have far more features than you could ever make...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By raybo

Book listing World Heritage Sites

I discovered a book at my local library called World Heritage Sites, 8th Edition...
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