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Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By mev

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Bunks-TJ

Well, I made the jump.

I have had a mid 90s mountain bike that I was using for light touring for years. The frame was a little too big but made it work. well I finally saved a little scratch and landed on this
...
01-17-23, 10:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,208
Posted By rsbob

If bike companies could get away with selling...

If bike companies could get away with selling bikes with only a front brake, they probably would. Legal concerns no doubt preclude that.

Next question please.
Forum: Touring
01-01-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By 257 roberts

take a look at the Surly Moloko bars, I have them...

take a look at the Surly Moloko bars, I have them on my Surly Bridge Club and like them a lot
12-23-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,593
Posted By wolfchild

How do remove a wheel that is secured with 15mm...

How do remove a wheel that is secured with 15mm nuts and change a flat with a credit card ?..How do you pump up a tire with a credit card ?
Forum: Touring
12-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By Charles Lathe

The Schwalbe pressure gage doesn’t have the bleed...

The Schwalbe pressure gage doesn’t have the bleed down function, and it needs a battery, and it is digital, but it’s what I carry. I don’t know how long the battery lasts because it hasn’t stopped...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Calm Before The Storm

Went out for a 5 mile ride, balmy 27 deg. F., riding on last weeks snow. We're in for 15"-20" of 55 MPH blowing and drifting next few days, should make for some nice fat biking next week:winter2:...
10-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Airfehr

The OP said it in post #1. RaceFace Ride. It's...

The OP said it in post #1. RaceFace Ride. It's the same pedal at the RF Chester but with composite studs instead of metal. I run the RF Ride on my skinny bike and the Chester on my fat bike. Super...
10-28-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,129
Posted By Polaris OBark

I thought it was to make wound-cleaning easier...

I thought it was to make wound-cleaning easier following some road-rash.
09-06-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,576
Posted By msu2001la

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely...

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely wanted something like that when I was a kid. I didn't care about the "physical fitness" aspect of cycling until I was much older. I rode bikes because...
08-30-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,759
Posted By terrymorse

Dropping a tiny piece of a component you are...

Dropping a tiny piece of a component you are working on, having it roll across the garage floor, never to be seen again.

Latest item: a derailleur pulley dust cover. Poof! Like magic.
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Yan

Panniers are less aerodynamic and will slow you...

Panniers are less aerodynamic and will slow you down a bit.

The main advantage is ease of use. All those little bikepacking pouches are a pain in the ass to load and unload. It comes down to how...
07-24-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By dedhed

Not everyone has a "local" bike shop

Not everyone has a "local" bike shop
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The campground at Salen had an affordable...

The campground at Salen had an affordable laundry option. I proceeded to do laundry and chat with others and generally enjoy my time. I was told that tomorrow there is a high wind warning. I...
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By Bald Paul

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with...

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with very high post counts seem to have very little to actually contribute, and just seem to be hanging around, waiting to pick internet arguments or troll?...
05-07-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,536
Posted By bruce19

I always find it interesting to read responses...

I always find it interesting to read responses and then go back to the OP. Often there are responses with lots of assumptions rather than responses to what the OP actually wrote.
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,258
Posted By Digger Goreman

Suggest mod move this to religion section.......

Suggest mod move this to religion section.... :innocent:
02-05-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Camilo

I dunno. Feels more like a Santa Cruz of some...

I dunno. Feels more like a Santa Cruz of some sort. Maybe a Stigmata?
01-31-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,738
Posted By gugie

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless...

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless if you're pedalling or pushing a throttle. It's the reason motorcycles are outlawed on MUPs (and if you can hit 60kph, it's a motorized vehicle).
...
Forum: Touring
01-26-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,435
Posted By djb

Sorry, I wasn't clear. All I meant was that I...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. All I meant was that I found it fairly quick to find the right angle.
But very good point on how little changes in the various things can and do happen. It is curious how...
01-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By rosefarts

I think you would have had a better experience if...

I think you would have had a better experience if you asked for a 280mm spoke. I know it’s the same thing but the conventions around spoke lengths probably had a lot to do with the attitude.

Did...
11-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,548
Posted By FBOATSB

Ha ha right? I use Boeshield T-9 regularly and I...

Ha ha right? I use Boeshield T-9 regularly and I like it for what it is. It was developed by Boeing as a penetrating protectant. It is supposed to dry leaving a waxy coating behind. Everything I...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By prj71

Take a cotton ball and rub it around the inside...

Take a cotton ball and rub it around the inside of the tire and over your rim. If the cotton ball catches something along the way that area is most likely what is puncturing your tube.
10-29-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,416
Posted By livedarklions

I think you and I are also handling similar...

I think you and I are also handling similar geography hill-wise (I'm in southern NH). My impression is that the triple enthusiasts seem to be people riding roads through mountains and touring. This...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,119
Posted By SapInMyBlood

They work great; the only downside is added...

They work great; the only downside is added weight and (arguably) less cooling

The added weight means more pressure on your hands, more strain on your lower back and more weight on your sit bones...
07-22-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,039
Posted By Korina

Anyone annoyed by those hubs that sound like an...

Anyone annoyed by those hubs that sound like an entire swarm of angry murder hornets?
06-20-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,483
Posted By PeteHski

+1 I would just feel like an ******* having to...

+1
I would just feel like an ******* having to call someone to pick me up because I couldn't be bothered to carry some very simple tools. For me the bare minimum to avoid the call of shame is a...
06-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,483
Posted By wolfchild

I would much rather carry a chain tool and fix a...

I would much rather carry a chain tool and fix a broken chain then rely on my cell phone to call somebody to pick me up. It feels good to be self sufficient.
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,834
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
05-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,953
Posted By TCollen

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape...

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape you'll look like a super hero. But joking aside, if your "baggy street clothes" are comfortable, then go ahead and wear them. That's what 200,000,000...
05-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,822
Posted By LV2TNDM

I'll add this caveat: All cyclists and bike...

I'll add this caveat:

All cyclists and bike shops should seriously reconsider their use of PTFE/Teflon and any related compounds. Recently, I finally gave in and was going to give submersion...
04-28-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,035
Posted By Rolla

Don't go into the bike business because you love...

Don't go into the bike business because you love bikes; go into the bike business because you love business.
Your number one, two, and three headaches will be attracting, training, and retaining...
03-15-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,674
Posted By Melvang

I use a BT speaker in my bottle cage.

I use a BT speaker in my bottle cage.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By DuneRider

Best of Fat Biking Edit!!

I just slapped together my favorite clips from this year, hope you all enjoy it! Happy trails!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPenZY1RpRg&feature=youtu.be
12-22-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By grateful2ndwhls

So I bought it and it is beautiful... perfect...

So I bought it and it is beautiful... perfect paint, ride and shifts beautifully and silent. Even all the dreaded Surly stickers looked new, until I removed them lol. Been riding a lot mor now and...
10-15-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,883
Posted By momoman

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/f43a0ab0_00f4_435e_85af_2f6a73573f34_d2556bfc0a30d55a40b3fc34a05f71d369bfb917.jpeg
My childhood friend had a red Apple Krate. I...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the...

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the black thing that has a band around the seat tube, it keeps the chain from dropping inside the granny chainring.
...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By djb

To Marcus and sloar, dog fang type simple chain...

To Marcus and sloar, dog fang type simple chain catcher things that you bolt onto your frame work incredibly well. There are numerous companies that make these, I have I believe the dog fangs one on...
05-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,185
Posted By mackgoo

Beautiful bike. Needs Campy though.

Beautiful bike. Needs Campy though.
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,377
Posted By djb

Maybe it's just me and I'm thick as a brick, but...

Maybe it's just me and I'm thick as a brick, but the search function has always been exceedingly frustrating fur me, don't bother to use it.
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,304
Posted By Bulette

2013 Salsa Vaya and Components: Long Term (7-Year) Review

2013 Salsa Vaya 3: 7-Year Review

Better late than never.

The Vaya is, by far, the bike to which I am most fond of -- I cannot imagine parting with it. It was purchased new as my first “road”...
Forum: Touring
09-19-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By raybo

Selected photos from my ride from Bolzano, Italy to Vienna, Austria

In August, 2019, I rode from Bolzano, Italy on the western edge of the Dolomites to Cortina on the eastern edge and then north to the Drava river and over the Grossglockner Pass (the highest paved...
01-27-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,694
Posted By xetaprime

The Breaking Away Masi Bike

I'm guessing fans of the movie have seen lots of pictures of the Masi used in the film and some of the replicas that are out there. I thought I had seen them all. Then stumbled on some great pics on...
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