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Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By harvillo

Thanks. I had sell my bike I built up for...

Thanks. I had sell my bike I built up for panniers and am now using my road bike with bags. The little additions just seem to make more of a difference. I moved some gear around so the bag up front...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By harvillo

Weight Distribution/Packing Tips Bikepacking

I'm sure it's personal preference, however, when I have a front bag (I'm doing lightweight touring) it feels like a dang sail when going into the wind. I can strap what's on the front bag to the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By harvillo

Thanks

I'll stick with my trusty plugs and tubolito. Thanks!!?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By harvillo

Road Tubeless Quick Repair

Ivecive seen a few MTB repair vids when they'll wrap gorilla tape around a slash and the rim. I'm not sure if that would work with the higher pressures of road bike tire. It would sure be nice when...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,570
Posted By harvillo

Iíve struggled with this as well. I opt for a...

Iíve struggled with this as well. I opt for a tire which mounts easily, period. For instance, I love contis, but they are a pita with my wheels so I went with a tire thatís nice (but not as nice) yet...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By harvillo

Thanks everyone!

I tested out some 32s and it was just too much of a penalty (feel) in the rolling resistance dept (not to mention weight after adding tubes and, gulp, liners - close to 200g lol). I loved my Conti...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By harvillo

Endurance Bike Tire

Going to be doing a short tour San Francisco to LA. Iím going to take my endurance bike this time since itís supported. Iím considering throwing some 32s on. Itíll be about 150 grams more per tire....
08-14-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By harvillo

Close

i just noticed that, and I apologize. I Found a less cost prohibitive light at my LBS that is pre wired. Iím now on the hunt for a USB charger. I think I found one on Amazon.
08-14-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By harvillo

Help with Alfine Dynamo

The info I find on setting these up is all over the map. I did find the wire and a connector but all the devices seem to be very expensive. 180.00 lights etc. if thatís the case Iíll go usb. I was...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By harvillo

Tires

Iíve read countless threads and read reviews. I just got my ogre but it had 50mm wtb ventures. Iím going to be primarily road touring with an occasional smooth gravel (very occasional and will be...
07-13-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By harvillo

Newbie Help

1 year into riding. I love my Synapse but would like something that I could use for lightweight touring that can handle big hills yet not be a 25 lb bike. From what I can guess a CX bike May be it? ...
Forum: Touring
07-11-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By harvillo

Help with Long Haul Trucker

New here. I currently ride a 56 Synapse that I love. Iíd like to purchase a long haul trucker. I see 26Ē cm 700 c options whatís the standard for touring (other than the size). 26Ē or 700c? I...
05-20-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By harvillo

Thank you so much. I have a mountain bike...

Thank you so much. I have a mountain bike (nothing fancy) that may work better then. Lots of gearing But Iíve never rode it any distance. The inclines are minimal. Thanks again.
05-20-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By harvillo

Newb/Bikepacking

I've seen a million threads but nothing too definitive and I am a novice (only about a year riding and ride 150 miles a week). My location is fairly flat and I'd like to camp at an area about 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By harvillo

Awesome thank you. I have a sub 18lb bike. It...

Awesome thank you. I have a sub 18lb bike. It came with Aksium. I live the bike but just wanted to upgrade it a bit in the wheelset department. Nothing crazy. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By harvillo

Help with Rims

Been riding for about a year now. Iím by no means great but thought it may be time to step up the wheelset. I currently have Aksium Mavic. Thereís so much info I donít even know where to start. I...
08-23-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By harvillo

Thank you!

Thanks everyone. Good thing (and donít laugh) but I started at an average of 10 mph. Iím pushing 14 now. I ride a combination of flats and hills so the cardio is doing well. Heart rate down to about...
08-23-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By harvillo

Newb Question

My cycling adventure is coming along nicely. Thanks to this forum I avoided some common mistakes (learned to repair a flat prior to riding, road safety, hydrating, etiquette, and many other newbie...
Forum: Introductions
07-18-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By harvillo

Hello Members

Newbie from Southern California. I'm looking forward to learning more about the sport from all of you.

Thanks,
Chris
07-18-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By harvillo

Newb

I made the plunge...

After riding for months and really enjoying it I finally stepped up and bought a bike. It's a nice bike that should get me beyond a few years (Canondale Synapse Carbon - disc...
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