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05-09-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,710
Posted By Western Flyer

new tires

Just mounted Pirelli Cinturato M 45mm tires w/ tubes on 23mm rims. My God they're big! They caliper out at ...
04-08-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,710
Posted By Western Flyer

new cassette

Finally put my new 12-40 cassette on. Other than adding a Wolftooth B screw it went on without a hitch. The GRX RD needed no adjustments other than 5 turns on the B screw....
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By Western Flyer

I've been using Quad Lock for maybe 25,000 to...

I've been using Quad Lock for maybe 25,000 to 35,000 Km with no issues with the 3M VHB mount. Been through 3 phones a few more cases. The only potential weak point I've seen is the O-rings used to...
03-23-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By Western Flyer

My first thought is try and get an...

My first thought is try and get an electrophysiologist. There aren’t many of them and even when you get accepted as a patient it can be months to get an appointment. It is worth the effort and wait....
03-11-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By Western Flyer

After two tries I settled on the Profile Ergos....

After two tries I settled on the Profile Ergos. The bars had to sit on top to not...
03-11-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,710
Posted By Western Flyer

a new screw

Got a new B screw from Wolf Tooth.
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The big buy. Oh, I also purchased a...
03-05-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Western Flyer

back in the saddle - sort of?

Put the pedals up another peg and rode the trainer for a couple of days . It felt pretty good so up to the last hole, approx 150mm. Gave it a try and then said what the hell and took the orthotics...
03-03-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Western Flyer

I've only been on the trainer . My knee still...

I've only been on the trainer . My knee still feels a bit fragile but there's supposed to be some nice weather here in Portland OR and I hope to get out on a very flat map along the Willamette...
03-01-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Western Flyer

I moved my pedals up a peg to 116mm. Only 59 mm...

I moved my pedals up a peg to 116mm. Only 59 mm to go for "full" recovery?
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03-01-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Western Flyer

I know everyone is waiting breathless for an...

I know everyone is waiting breathless for an update. Yesterday I moved my pedals up a notch. I now have an effective crank length of 116mm. It feels a little like pedaling a child's tricycle, but it...
02-27-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Western Flyer

MCL treatment.

Thought I share a picture of the Ortho Pedals https://www.orthopedal.com/ crank shorteners I installed for my knee rehab. A month ago at the local dog park I was blindsided by a labradoodle (?) with...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By Western Flyer

4-Season

The only answer for me riding in winter wet Portland, Oregon are Conti 4-seasons. Expensive but fast rolling, excellent flat protection and amazing wet road traction. Also a pretty supple ride.
01-01-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By Western Flyer

fixed/removable top tube bag

I hacked a relatively inexpensive Rockbros toptube bag to make it both screw on and easily removable. I also added a lightweight shoulder strap for carrying when off the bike. I typically carry my...
01-01-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,710
Posted By Western Flyer

GRX CX levers and Spank bars

Bought a Cannondale Topstone gravel bike a month ago. It came with GRX groupset including hydraulic disk brakes. My old bike of nearly two decades had cable CX cable levers on the bar top and Iíve...
05-03-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,280
Posted By Western Flyer

If you are just getting so farsighted you can't...

If you are just getting so farsighted you can't read you bike computer think about a Padrone computer...
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,337
Posted By Western Flyer

I have the Basic Sport bars...

I have the Basic Sport bars (https://www.ergotec.de/en/products/lenker/sub/city-trekking-lenker/produkt/ahs-basic-sport-25-4.html) on my folder and really like them. With the Basic model the sweep...
Forum: Touring
04-24-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Western Flyer

Have a look at Tufo Elite Ride...

Have a look at Tufo Elite Ride (https://www.tufo.com/en/tyres/detail/elite-ride/). They're something like a tubeless tubular. That is punctures are plugged with a "latex" like liquid, similar to...
04-02-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,632
Posted By Western Flyer

My line of 10-speeds starts a little before 1970....

My line of 10-speeds starts a little before 1970. Schwinn Continental 59 (clinchers, sold to help pay for my next bike), Schwinn Paramount 62 (tubulars, stolen 67), Peugeot UO-8 68 (clinchers, stolen...
Forum: Touring
03-10-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Western Flyer

As mentioned Champoug State Park has mixed H/B...

As mentioned Champoug State Park has mixed H/B and car camping. I enjoy staying at Willamette Mission State Park a little further south of Champoug but it is restricted to bikes and horses, no cars...
Forum: Touring
02-20-18, 03:49 PM
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Western Flyer

Iíve ridden for Green River to Loma near Grand...

Iíve ridden for Green River to Loma near Grand Junction. A beautiful but challenging ride. Lots of very nice places to camp, limited potable water outside the towns - bring a good filter and extra...
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,332
Posted By Western Flyer

For the first few days of a tour I check the tire...

For the first few days of a tour I check the tire pressure every morning with a gauge. Assuming no flats the previous day I know how many pump strokes are required to bring the tires back up to the...
Forum: Touring
02-13-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,853
Posted By Western Flyer

First, my tent is never stored in my panniers. A...

First, my tent is never stored in my panniers. A wet tent will make everything in the pannier damp. I sewed up a waterproof breathable tent bag out of a synthetic marine canvas, WeatherMax, and...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,065
Posted By Western Flyer

I converted a Seal Line Seal Pak to slide between...

I converted a Seal Line Seal Pak to slide between my clipon aeros. It's attached with a pair of Topeak removable cage clips. Been touring this way for over three years. A side benefit is a...
02-02-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,243
Posted By Western Flyer

According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute...

According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (https://helmets.org/) the foam typically used in helmets does not deteriorate or harden over time. So I tend to keep a helmet for a good number of...
Forum: Touring
01-27-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,975
Posted By Western Flyer

I was taught to find a clean smooth concrete...

I was taught to find a clean smooth concrete sidewalk and smear a thick glop of red lipstick on your tire. Get on your bike and try to ride as straight a line as possible. You can get 4 sometime 5...
Forum: Touring
01-07-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,878
Posted By Western Flyer

A local sailor told me the winds blow from the...

A local sailor told me the winds blow from the west 10 out of 9 days. But we just had some fierce east winds in the Gorge last week with gusts in excess of 75 mph. The summer wind tends to be driven...
01-03-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,277
Posted By Western Flyer

Only good fast service. I've gotten great deals...

Only good fast service. I've gotten great deals on Campy hardware.
Forum: Touring
12-26-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,864
Posted By Western Flyer

I think it is worth noting that not all panniers...

I think it is worth noting that not all panniers that use welded waterproof fabric do not breath to some extent. I give the Ortlieb Bike Packers with their oversized rain caps as an example. The...
Forum: Touring
12-22-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,091
Posted By Western Flyer

I use either my homemade alcohol stove or an...

I use either my homemade alcohol stove or an Optimus Crux canister burner. Both work great. I prefer the alcohol stove for touring but if Iím going to be camping in high fire danger situations where...
Forum: Touring
12-22-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,889
Posted By Western Flyer

I tour with Conti 4-Seasons 28f and 32r. The...

I tour with Conti 4-Seasons 28f and 32r. The combination of traction, comfortable ride, low rolling resistance and puncture protection make them the best tires Iíve ever toured on. They arenít cheap...
12-15-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By Western Flyer

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute...

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (https://helmets.org/substancetest.htm) tested a number of common products that might contact a helmet and found few had any serious effect. The one big exception...
Forum: Touring
12-14-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,182
Posted By Western Flyer

I hacked a 10 liter dry bag to fit on the...

I hacked a 10 liter dry bag to fit on the Blackburn. My one complaint is the ladder lack buckles are a pain to thread. I plan to change them out for side release buckles.
Forum: Touring
12-12-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,043
Posted By Western Flyer

I can give my reason for not touring with...

I can give my reason for not touring with tubeless tires. I typically pack a set of knobby dirt/gravel tires, 40mm, in my panniers. When I see and interesting Forest Service road or some challenging...
Forum: Touring
12-12-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Western Flyer

I matched my Alfine 8 trigger shifter with a...

I matched my Alfine 8 trigger shifter with a cheap Shimano front trigger shifter for the Patterson and it works perfectly. If you have a Nexus 8 grip shifter you can use just about any front grip...
Forum: Touring
12-11-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Western Flyer

I combined a Nexus 8 with a Patterson internal 2...

I combined a Nexus 8 with a Patterson internal 2 speed crank (https://www.pattersonbike.com/) for an approx. 500% range and 16 speeds on my 20 inch folder. With a range of rear cogs and front...
12-04-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,177
Posted By Western Flyer

If you have a disposable razor handy, try shaving...

If you have a disposable razor handy, try shaving the ridge off. I've done it a couple of times with success.
Forum: Touring
12-04-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,967
Posted By Western Flyer

If you want best quality at a moderate price look...

If you want best quality at a moderate price look at the Ortlieb City panniers. They are basically the Classic Rollers minus the bling. They are lighter than even the Plus Rollers for many fewer...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,750
Posted By Western Flyer

Both Continental and Schwalbe inner tubes come...

Both Continental and Schwalbe inner tubes come with stem nuts that are machined on one side to act as Presta adapters. Iíve seen similar Panaracer nuts sold individually online. I will often press...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,005
Posted By Western Flyer

I bent a piece of 14 gauge copper electrical wire...

I bent a piece of 14 gauge copper electrical wire to fashion a template to copy to the fender strut that goes around the front disk brake on my wifeís Bianchi All Road. A coat hanger wire or the like...
Forum: Touring
11-01-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Western Flyer

https://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/?o=2AZ&doc_i...

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https://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/thumbnails/?o=2AZ&doc_id=18521&v=3W...
09-24-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,747
Posted By Western Flyer

I was still carded in my mid thirties. Now days I...

I was still carded in my mid thirties. Now days I always ask for the senior discount if it is if the clerk doesnít take it without my asking. What surprises me is being asked, ďDo you want help...
Forum: Touring
09-23-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By Western Flyer

Iíve toured with Schwalbe SV18 28-45 extra light...

Iíve toured with Schwalbe SV18 28-45 extra light tube pretty much exclusively for years in tires ranging from 28mm to 44mm. They are top tier inner tubes. Hold air exceedingly well and patch well. ...
Forum: Touring
09-21-17, 12:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,992
Posted By Western Flyer

The short answer is ďIf you donít have to wear...

The short answer is ďIf you donít have to wear all your clothes on the coldest night, your sleeping bag is too heavy.Ē
I tour with a 40F Big Agnes down bag. Like most BA sleeping bag it has no...
Forum: Touring
08-13-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 439,153
Posted By Western Flyer

Recently Iíve start putting a rotation arrow on...

Recently Iíve start putting a rotation arrow on my inner tubes. I always line the tire logo up with the valve and the arrow on the tube help finding whatever caused the flat.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,277
Posted By Western Flyer

Iím currently testing a Maxxis DTH 2.2 and a...

Iím currently testing a Maxxis DTH 2.2 and a Maxxis Rizer 2.15. Both fit fine but for overall performance on dirt and street I prefer the DTH. On the inexpensive side I tested a Schwalbe Black Jack...
07-08-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,137
Posted By Western Flyer

My home is in Portland, Oregon and my online...

My home is in Portland, Oregon and my online orders mostly go to Western Bike Works/Bike Tires Direct (Western being the store front for BTD) and Universal Cycles, the latter has to have one of the...
Forum: Touring
07-06-17, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Western Flyer

Try a set of SH56 multi directional cleats....

Try a set of SH56 multi directional cleats. They're much easier to use and maybe a little safer.

http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SH56-SPD-Cleats-Multi-Release
07-03-17, 11:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,695
Posted By Western Flyer

Three Hammer Endurolyte capsules followed by...

Three Hammer Endurolyte capsules followed by three cups of green tea. If no Endurolytes are handy then two Hammer Fizz tabs dissolved in water followed by green tea. If no Fizz is handy then what...
06-25-17, 12:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,512
Posted By Western Flyer

I swap tires all the time, front to rear and rear...

I swap tires all the time, front to rear and rear to front, and seldom because of wear. I typically do loaded touring with a 32r and 28f. When I get home Iíll switch the 28 to the rear and put a 25...
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