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Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By KFC

Bottom Bracket question

Does anybody know the part number (or specs) for the bottom bracket on a 2014 Novara Safari? The old one is marked as a 'HollowTech I",which, I think, is the same as Octalink. I am wondering if it...
04-14-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By KFC

Looks like a 2014 to me, based upon the color and...

Looks like a 2014 to me, based upon the color and the configuration. They sold for about $1150 when new. Its a formidable touring bike - VERY long wheelbase, adequate gearing (although I would...
02-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,304
Posted By KFC

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35206348 ...

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35206348

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35123834
02-15-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,304
Posted By KFC

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35123834

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35123834
02-14-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By KFC

Is it an actual paper catalog? Condition?

Is it an actual paper catalog? Condition?
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,245
Posted By KFC

I also have a CO-OP ADV1.1 (REI) with 10 speed...

I also have a CO-OP ADV1.1 (REI) with 10 speed Microshift bar end shifters, and I am completely satisfied with them. I also used Microshift 9 speed on my Trek 520 with complete satisfaction. ...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,170
Posted By KFC

I find that it depends on how much load you are...

I find that it depends on how much load you are carrying and how you are carrying it. I carried between 44 and 67 lobs in four panniers plus a small handlebar bag and a stuff sack on top of the rear...
09-20-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By KFC

Thank You!

Thank You!
09-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By KFC

Many thanks! I will check it out. The bar end...

Many thanks! I will check it out. The bar end shifters were swapped out for stem shifters in 1981 - they are friction shifters. I was under the impression that the Sun Tour Ultra 6 are narrower...
09-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By KFC

1980 Raleigh Super Course 12

Greetings - I have a 1980 Raleigh Super Course 12 in stock condition except for the bar end shifters. Its a rider, in road worthy condition, with a little over 3000 miles on the stock components and...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By KFC

I do as well. In fact, on my last journey I...

I do as well. In fact, on my last journey I carried an easily accessible trunk bag on the rear rack where I kept things I was likely to routinely need during the day. It was in addition to the...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By KFC

A point well taken. I am not as concerned about...

A point well taken. I am not as concerned about where I mount it as I am on how to mount it. Ideally it would be some way, whether I tour with the trailer or panniers, that would allow reasonably ...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By KFC

Mounting a Solar Charger

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I recently purchased a 21 watt solar charger for an 11 day tour where...
Forum: Touring
07-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,303,446
Posted By KFC

Ready to go - equipped for self supported solo...

Ready to go - equipped for self supported solo touring.

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Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

[QUOTE=BobG;21574839]Isn't that upside down KFC?...

[QUOTE=BobG;21574839]Isn't that upside down KFC? I believe the cradle of clip snaps OVER the allen key nut on end of skewer to lock it in. See my photo/sketch at post 64 above. That photo is from...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

I am so sorry for the delay in getting this to...

I am so sorry for the delay in getting this to you. I have been organizing a tour and it wasn't until I check the trailer that my ageing memory got jogged. Please let me know if I can be of any...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

Hi Paul - I am happy to post a picture of my...

Hi Paul - I am happy to post a picture of my trailer attached to the QR skewer. I am out on the rode today and tomorrow, but I should be home (where the trailer is) on Thursday. I hope that is not...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By KFC

Harsh Adventurers - Episode 1

Harsh Adventurers is a loosely organized group of friends who enjoy undertaking challenges with each other usually, but not always, involving our bicycles. After completing a number of...
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

I did a tour of a little over 1000 miles towing...

I did a tour of a little over 1000 miles towing my BOB last September, and I liked it very much. I bought my second hand so it did not come with the 'DrySak". My only complaint was a slight wobble...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

I recently replace my beloved 2010 Trek 520, with...

I recently replace my beloved 2010 Trek 520, with 46,000 miles on it, with a CO-OP ADV 1.1, which I hope to continue to tour with. I only have about 1000 miles on it now, but I REALLY like it. It's a...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By KFC

Finally finished the daily journal with pictures...

Finally finished the daily journal with pictures (rumored to be an effective cure for insomnia)
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/22939
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 402,150
Posted By KFC

I mostly camp, often taking a hotel rom every...

I mostly camp, often taking a hotel rom every fourth or fifth night. It give me a chance to recharge electronics, do some laundry, watch so TV nd take a rally long shower. The availability and...
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By KFC

Harsh Adventurers - Episode 2

Harsh Adventurers is a loosely organized group of friends who enjoy undertaking challenges with each other usually, but not always, involving our bicycles. After completing a number of...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By KFC

Harsh Adventurers - Episode 3

Harsh Adventurers is a loosely organized group of friends who enjoy undertaking challenges with each other – usually, but not always, involving riding our bicycles. After completing a number of...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

It actually received a good reception on a...

It actually received a good reception on a Facebook bike trailers group. Someone suggested that I should investigate making it out of one piece of aluminum tubing bent into the correct shape. Frankly...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By KFC

I basically rode the Lonely Road alone. Three...

I basically rode the Lonely Road alone. Three friends of mine from our riding group (Harsh Adventurers), used a week of the annual vacation allotment to come out a ride a week with me. I met them...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By KFC

My original route was to follow the Underground...

My original route was to follow the Underground Railroad Route starting in Erie PA. I started looking for alternatives when I discovered that the URR route required about 8500 feet of climbing in...
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

Sorry - forgot this picture ...

Sorry - forgot this picture

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Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

Thanks! Initially I relied solely on friction...

Thanks! Initially I relied solely on friction from the 'saddleback' clamps. It worked well enough on smooth paved roads, but when I toured with it on the Erie Canal, GAP and C&O towpath (see Grey...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

OOpps! Should have proof read before I posted. ...

OOpps! Should have proof read before I posted.

'I used the trailer on a tour of about 1010 miles (see The Grey Beard's Tour) and it held the bike up perfectly'...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

I tried that a few times, but it was 'touch and...

I tried that a few times, but it was 'touch and go' at best for me. If the bike fell over with the trailer attached, it put a BIG strain on the rear triangle of the bike and the fork of the trailer. ...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By KFC

I agree. I found the climbs in OHIO and INDIANA...

I agree. I found the climbs in OHIO and INDIANA to be pretty steep and frequent. It got frustrating to grind up a steep hill only to immediately give it all back on the descent. I was fully loaded...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By KFC

The toughest climb was probably over the San...

The toughest climb was probably over the San Bernardino mountains (Victorville to Morena Valley CA). It was certainly the scariest descent. I encountered them at the end of my journey when I was...
Forum: Touring
04-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,698
Posted By KFC

Yak with a Kick stand

I bought a BOB YAK on Ebay for $80 and towed it with various test weights as an evaluation for using it on a trans America tour. I loved the way the bike handled with the trailer and I was even...
Forum: Touring
04-10-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,303,446
Posted By KFC

2010 Trek 520 (46,000 miles)

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As configured for a solo trans America tour.
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By KFC

The Grey Beard's Tour

Solo tour along the Erie canal, the Western Reserve Trail, The Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal towpath. This was the first time I toured with a trailer. (September 2019)
...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By KFC

Although the total journey took 71 days, I only...

Although the total journey took 71 days, I only spent 61 days riding the bike. The other 10 days were spent resting , waiting out inclement weather and drinking beer. I sent out a nightly situation...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By KFC

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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As configured at the start - carrying 44 lbs of gear. I carried 67 lbs hrough...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By KFC

The Lonely Road

Solo tour across America (east to west) . I used the Eastern Express Route, created by Mr. Frank Moritz, as far west as Walden Colorado, and then a route of my own making to Oceanside California....
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By KFC

The Lonely Road

Solo tour across America (east to west) . I used the Eastern Express Route, created by Mr. Frank Moritz, as far west as Walden Colorado, and then a route of my own making to Oceanside California. ...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By KFC

Carradice Panniers?

Had anybody had any experience with the Carradice "CarraDry" panniers. They look pretty good to me, but I can find no physical examples (in the US) that I can examine. I like how they look look, and...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,869
Posted By KFC

Short video of my cross country tour

https://youtu.be/yWSPXggCaWQ
Forum: Touring
02-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,746
Posted By KFC

I did a very comprehensive comparison of ...

I did a very comprehensive comparison of traditional touring bikes about 6 months ago - feature by feature and component by component. I looked at Surly, Trek, Kona, MASI and several others - all...
Forum: Touring
02-09-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By KFC

Its a great ride and I am sure you will enjoy it....

Its a great ride and I am sure you will enjoy it. I rode it on 28 mm tires with no problem. I ahve also ridden it on 32 mm tires and it was definatly a better ride. Whatever you decide on tires,...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By KFC

The laptop I choose (HP Stream 10) with the...

The laptop I choose (HP Stream 10) with the charger I carried (Finsix dart) actually weighed less than my tablet (iPad). I also carried my iPhone, which was my primary navigation device. I probably...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By KFC

Lightweight laptop and charger

I faced the same dilemma about 18 months ago for my solo ride across the country. I carried my cell phone for navigation and communication, but I also carried a small, light and inexpensive laptop. ...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,550
Posted By KFC

If you could find out who makes the rear rack for...

If you could find out who makes the rear rack for the 2019 Kona Sutra, I think your problems would be solved. Its an aluminum rack, but it looks well made to me. I believe it is rated for 55 lbs.,...
Forum: Touring
11-18-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,527
Posted By KFC

Lynskey Backroad

I have been going back and forth between a Lynskey Back Road and the Urbano, or frankly if I need a titanium bicycle at all. Currently I am riding my 2010 Trek 520 with a little over 42000 miles...
Forum: Touring
11-18-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By KFC

C&o

I have ridden the C&O several times. It is an epic ride, but maybe not so much in March. Your are very likely to encounter rain ( sometimes heavy), or the effects of recent rain. The trail tends to...
Forum: Touring
02-05-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,765
Posted By KFC

Extra spokes. But you should determine if they...

Extra spokes. But you should determine if they are front or rear. If they are rear you will need two different sizes.
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