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Forum: Touring
12-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,921
Posted By clayton c

It's a The North Face brand, synthetic to about...

It's a The North Face brand, synthetic to about 20 degrees. They've made it for over 40 +years. I remember wanting one way back then, when synthetic was supposed to be better than goose down and all...
08-04-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,733
Posted By clayton c

Most annoying vehicle to me are these old farm...

Most annoying vehicle to me are these old farm trucks hauling manure from the dairies. Oh that ripe smell ! Luckily, the season is probably about two weeks here.
08-04-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 684,298
Posted By clayton c

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200620_121958_1444fe88dab4fd625453f25f8afe621fbda1589b.jpg
My 2019 Salsa Marrakesh Deore going to Guadalupe Nat'l Park last...
Forum: Touring
06-14-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,945
Posted By clayton c

Really like how you've incorporated your bike...

Really like how you've incorporated your bike into the tent system. I noticed it double duties into a low tech bike thief alarm as well. It's a great idea you've developed here.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,016
Posted By clayton c

Due to relocation issues, I couldn't camp and...

Due to relocation issues, I couldn't camp and backpack as often as I needed, the touring bicycle offered greater opportunity for exploration and basic camping I needed for soul rejuvenation.
10-24-17, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,210
Posted By clayton c

I tried the Brooks C-17 on my drop bar touring...

I tried the Brooks C-17 on my drop bar touring bike but decided it isn't for me, it just felt like it was too hard and I couldn't imagine dealing with it on multiday rides.

I put the Brooks...
Forum: Touring
01-11-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,952
Posted By clayton c

Oh yeah, they tuck out of the way because of...

Oh yeah, they tuck out of the way because of Ortlieb's bracket sticks out a couple inches. And there is just enough room to shift without touching the bag, though it's very close.

In fact, I...
Forum: Touring
01-11-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,952
Posted By clayton c

These are defiantly not wide at all. They are...

These are defiantly not wide at all. They are vintage rando bars. They are 14 inches hoods center-center.
Forum: Touring
01-11-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,952
Posted By clayton c

I am using the retroshift on an 8 speed friction...

I am using the retroshift on an 8 speed friction set up with a medium Ortlieb handlebar bag. Its an old MTB with dropbars. It works just fine.
07-08-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By clayton c

I do believe the forks and stays are Chromoly. ...

I do believe the forks and stays are Chromoly. The frames on the '73 World is fully chrome under the paint, that's why the paint is so easy to scratch.
06-17-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,687,496
Posted By clayton c

387803This is my '87 Diamond Back Ascent EX...

387803This is my '87 Diamond Back Ascent EX set-up for touring. Brake/shifters are RetroShift, rando bars, rack braze ons were there for my Tubus racks. I have a set of cranks and new wheels...
Forum: Touring
05-29-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,999
Posted By clayton c

I am a Brooks fan and probably will always be. ...

I am a Brooks fan and probably will always be. Love the comfort and looks, hate the vulnerability to water though. The new Brooks Cambium (synthetic) will be my next saddle purchase on my touring...
Forum: Touring
04-26-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,423
Posted By clayton c

That's how I see it. It looks wonderful for...

That's how I see it. It looks wonderful for preparing hides for tanning. I could really see owning this blade if I had a large number of hides to work on.
Forum: Touring
04-15-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By clayton c

Not too much flack except in Florida and Texas. ...

Not too much flack except in Florida and Texas. It seems they tend to be a little more confrontational as in vocal than the other Southern states I encountered. I suspect homeless and political...
Forum: Touring
01-15-13, 02:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,498
Posted By clayton c

I filter nearly all natural water sources which...

I filter nearly all natural water sources which is very handy and if it keeps me from buying water. There are places I would definitely not get water from even with filtering, like run offs from...
Forum: Touring
09-23-12, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By clayton c

I've never really considered "comfort gear" as...

I've never really considered "comfort gear" as extraneous stuff. I always thought of it as needed equipment that can be changed or deleted depending on the circumstances. A pillow can be an...
Forum: Touring
09-23-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,731
Posted By clayton c

My experience has more to do with security...

My experience has more to do with security opening and not closing. The locking system may be a little complex for them so I include (plain sight) new zip ties taped everywhere for their own use. I...
Forum: Touring
08-13-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By clayton c

Not only can the plastic on pumps break but also...

Not only can the plastic on pumps break but also the stem on a inner tube. I've had stems separate from the tube body because of the cold. In fact, I now carry two forms of air means inside my...
Forum: Touring
08-07-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,313
Posted By clayton c

I have a Thermarest Ultra-Lite 3/4. The weight...

I have a Thermarest Ultra-Lite 3/4. The weight is great, rolled up is about the size of a grapefruit. The compactness and weight were the key factors in this purchase. Cons would be that the foam...
07-24-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,070
Posted By clayton c

That's what the bike chains look like here in...

That's what the bike chains look like here in Germany as well. I think most people use a bicycle for a commuting tool and don't really care as long as it is working. I can usually hear them...
Forum: Touring
07-19-12, 01:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,615
Posted By clayton c

In the heat of mid summer, New Mexico deserts...

In the heat of mid summer, New Mexico deserts laughs at plastic insulated water bottles. On a positive note, the bottle walls are strudier than than a normal water bottles. A small soft cooler...
Forum: Touring
06-06-12, 02:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,721
Posted By clayton c

"Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason...

"Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die,
Into the valley of death,
Rode the six hundred. "
Forum: Introductions
06-03-12, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By clayton c

Wecome and enjoy !

Wecome and enjoy !
Forum: Touring
05-27-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,200
Posted By clayton c

Do you mean, remove the handle from the razor...

Do you mean, remove the handle from the razor itself ? I am not sure I can hold the blade cartridge square to my face without the handle. For a second there, I thought you meant imbed the blade...
Forum: Touring
05-26-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By clayton c

Very cool ! Yep, snow in May and sometimes... ...

Very cool ! Yep, snow in May and sometimes... I love Taylor Reservoir, huge lake trout in there.
05-26-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By clayton c

Nice. Yes I think you are right, they...

Nice. Yes I think you are right, they originally had center-pulls. I am missing mine.
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By clayton c

What about classic/vintage ? You have to get...

What about classic/vintage ? You have to get something along those lines to be complete.
Forum: Europe
05-24-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,276
Posted By clayton c

Another American living in Germany. Right now I...

Another American living in Germany. Right now I am in a little town north of Frankfurt though we intend to move to Lutherstadt Wittenburg soon. Originally from New Mexico, I find the paths and...
Forum: Touring
04-05-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By clayton c

I wouldn't worry too much about that little dent....

I wouldn't worry too much about that little dent. The price was certainly right, is it 700c wheels ?
Forum: Touring
04-05-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By clayton c

Also consider the MSR Dromedary bags. I have the...

Also consider the MSR Dromedary bags. I have the 4 liter but wish I bought the 10 liter. Very durable with plenty of accessories.
http://www.rei.com/product/733948/msr-dromedary-bag-10-liter
03-30-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20,244
Views: 3,400,000
Posted By clayton c

Here a gift and just passing it down to other...

Here a gift and just passing it down to other deserving people. http://lascruces.en.craigslist.org/bik/2915616350.html
Forum: Touring
03-27-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By clayton c

http://www.ibike.org/encouragement/travel/bagregs....

http://www.ibike.org/encouragement/travel/bagregs.htm
I went with British Airways. They do have two allowed checked baggage for free, plus my carry on. Be sure and really examine the baggage regs...
03-02-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By clayton c

Or buy a new one. ...

Or buy a new one. http://www.jensonusa.com/Bicycle-Rigid-Forks/Dimension-Hi-Ten-Fork which might even be the less inexpensive way in the long run.
Forum: Touring
02-25-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,525
Posted By clayton c

I'd go. I do not care if they cut my head off or...

I'd go. I do not care if they cut my head off or not. Just don't steal my bike and leave me on foot and penniless.
Forum: Touring
02-18-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By clayton c

Wouldn't be a bad idea to keep a updated journal...

Wouldn't be a bad idea to keep a updated journal on "Crazy Guy" so in case of trouble one of us can help, we are all a world wide community here.
02-17-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61,219
Views: 9,177,694
Posted By clayton c

At least you are still married.

At least you are still married.
Forum: Touring
02-09-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,762
Posted By clayton c

I have an older Gerber multitool that blades open...

I have an older Gerber multitool that blades open from the inside rather than outward. The pliers are the handiest part of the tool. Handier than the needle nose of my Leatherman...
01-30-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 842,616
Posted By clayton c

That Bridgestone looks like the load monster ! ...

That Bridgestone looks like the load monster ! 26 inch wheels, nice !
01-20-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By clayton c

I would like to suggest a good leather sprung...

I would like to suggest a good leather sprung saddle for upright riding. The Brooks B-67 pre-aged. Wallbike even has a return policy....
Forum: Touring
01-16-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By clayton c

Looks like a good carrier for toddlers or small...

Looks like a good carrier for toddlers or small pets.
Forum: Touring
01-12-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By clayton c

I second these guys. Very helpful.

I second these guys. Very helpful.
Forum: Touring
01-10-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By clayton c

You'll like drops once you get into some strong...

You'll like drops once you get into some strong wind.
Forum: Touring
01-10-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,401
Posted By clayton c

Bivies aren't a good thing if you're...

Bivies aren't a good thing if you're claustrophobic. I woke up one morning with my head, right shoulder and arm sticking out the face hole of my bivy ! ? I've have since, removed the zipper and...
12-11-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By clayton c

230178Here's a rusted heap apparently wall art I...

230178Here's a rusted heap apparently wall art I found in a window in Germany, not sure why it's there. I liked the rear rack.
11-16-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By clayton c

Funny, our dump was considered a punishment for...

Funny, our dump was considered a punishment for city workers. It turned out to be pretty good for them as evidenced by their individual stash piles. Soon the city placed no scavenging signs meant...
11-13-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,130
Posted By clayton c

I just got my World Voyageur rolling. Still have...

I just got my World Voyageur rolling. Still have much to do, I have upgrade parts at home so this will do untill I can get there for the holidays.

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11-09-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By clayton c

Pretty nice, great condition for it's age. Very...

Pretty nice, great condition for it's age. Very clean. Definitely get a better lock.
I would have bought that one too !
Forum: Touring
11-03-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By clayton c

Are you going international ? I don't think...

Are you going international ? I don't think there will be any hassle, but you should never second guess TSA. I'd call them and ask them the best way for you to do this. They are completely anal...
Forum: Touring
11-03-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,752
Posted By clayton c

In 1982 as a young gyrene stationed in...

In 1982 as a young gyrene stationed in Okinawa,Japan, we traveled from one end of the island to the other every weekend. We'd tie our ponchos and poncho liners on the frame and off we'd go on our...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-11, 11:24 AM
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