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Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

Look at the SKS cromeplastic. I put a pair on my...

Look at the SKS cromeplastic. I put a pair on my Daughter's " LHT. If you use wide tires, the 50 will work.
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Doug64

I wouldn't recommend cold setting a Tubus rack....

I wouldn't recommend cold setting a Tubus rack. There is a little give, but it broke at the weld on a Tubus Cargo rack by trying to pull it in too much. Tubus covered it under warranty, but I felt it...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

Welcome to the forum. I'm using a Tubus Tara...

Welcome to the forum.

I'm using a Tubus Tara front rack and a Tubus Cargo Classic on the back. They are great racks, and a good investment. The Classic on my wife's bike has about 25,000 touring...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo...

Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo like this.
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01-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By Doug64

Thule and Yakima make racks that will fit both...

Thule and Yakima make racks that will fit both 1.25" and 2" receivers.

This is my Thule rack that fits both the 1.25 receiver 2" receivers. I have 2" receivers on my Subaru and my Truck. I got...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Doug64

I hope you all know that this was written...

I hope you all know that this was written tongue-in cheek. Only the first two paragraphs are true! OK, maybe there may have been some truth in the last sentence:rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Doug64

Words of Wisdom

As my wife and I were riding along the beautiful Main River Route in Central Germany an older couple passed us. They were typical of many European bike tourists; gray haired, dressed in street...
01-05-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Doug64

This is how I prep our touring bike for shipping....

This is how I prep our touring bike for shipping. They have a lot of air miles. The bike will fit in most bike boxes, free at most bike shops. Remove the front wheel, and it will slide right in the...
01-03-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Doug64

My wife is 5' 3" and rides a 50 cm Specialized...

My wife is 5' 3" and rides a 50 cm Specialized Allez. She uses it for all types of road rides, and used it in triathlons for several years. ...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

This is one of my wife's photos. Posted with her...

This is one of my wife's photos. Posted with her reluctant permission. We are in the middle of a challenging editing session, and all kinds of things pop up:)

Netherlands Oops, Berlin...
12-28-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,903
Posted By Doug64

I toured on mine a lot. I also raced on it, a...

I toured on mine a lot. I also raced on it, a Peugeot PX10
Early 1970s-- It wasn't perfect for touring, but it was fast. I did a little over an 1100 mile tour in 11 days....
12-25-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Doug64

The way I learned to corner was to weight the...

The way I learned to corner was to weight the outside pedal and lean the bike going into the tightest part of the corner; it keeps the inside pedal up; and seems to keep more weight toward the center...
12-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Doug64

What type of loads do you plan on hauling on a...

What type of loads do you plan on hauling on a brass rack? You might want to rethink brass bolts and racks. I'm not sure you can get the recommended torques with brass bolts. Strength might also...
12-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Doug64

One of many good rides this Fall. ...

One of many good rides this Fall.

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Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,909
Posted By Doug64

The steepest grades we encountered in the Gulf...

The steepest grades we encountered in the Gulf Islands were the roads from the ferry terminals. We stayed on the pavement. There is bike shop, not far from us on the Oregon Coast, that rents fat...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Doug64

I have a friend who has crossed the U.S. 10...

I have a friend who has crossed the U.S. 10 times. His last time was from Florida to Washington when he was in his mid-seventies. He contributed many photos to ACA's book, "America's Bicycle Route,...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,464
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I were on the Trans Canadian Highway...

My wife and I were on the Trans Canadian Highway descending into the South Saskatchewan River Valley, just north of Medicine Hat, Alberta, when I hit a large piece of metal laying in the road. I was...
12-15-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By Doug64

I agree with folks about the "cross levers". I...

I agree with folks about the "cross levers". I put a pair on my bike when I had shoulder surgery (the first time:() to take some of the pressure off my shoulder. Now I have them on three bikes. They...
12-15-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,105
Posted By Doug64

Usually there is a spacer in the dropout slot. If...

Usually there is a spacer in the dropout slot. If the slot was not widened, it may be OK. Excuse the photo quality, but it was cropped from a much larger photo....
12-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Doug64

I believe $700 is a good price for a LHT that is...

I believe $700 is a good price for a LHT that is in good shape. Right now good bikes are scarce in the shops, and I think you could resell it, and get your investment or more back in the future.
12-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I were on the Trans Canadian Highway...

My wife and I were on the Trans Canadian Highway descending into South Saskatchewan River Valley just north of Medicine Hat, Alberta, when I hit a large piece of metal going about 35 MPH. It blew out...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,117
Posted By Doug64

Stoves that fit the fuel canisters above. I...

Stoves that fit the fuel canisters above. I purchased the Primus because I heard that threaded fuel canisters were hard to find in Europe. The first outdoor store we went into had threaded canisters....
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

A photo bomb that I could not pass up:) ...

A photo bomb that I could not pass up:)


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The Surly LHT can handle anything you throw at it.
...
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Doug64

Velco strap on my daughter's LHT. Sometimes kids...

Velco strap on my daughter's LHT. Sometimes kids do learn by example:)

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Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By Doug64

Similar setup to Tourist in MSN's. The jacket and...

Similar setup to Tourist in MSN's. The jacket and pants are light weight, and can also be worn off the bike, and for warmth on cold dry days.
...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,376
Posted By Doug64

Using that premise, you would have to make your...

Using that premise, you would have to make your knife used to carve the spoon by knapping a piece of obsidian to really be self supported :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Doug64

I've used Tiagra 5403 FDs on 7 of our families'...

I've used Tiagra 5403 FDs on 7 of our families' touring bikes. We also use 44/32/22 cranksets, 4 use mountain cranks designed for a 50 mm chainline. I used 103 mm square taper bottom brackets to pull...
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

What's going on? The Emergency Medical Technician...

What's going on? The Emergency Medical Technician is running interference for the ambulance on this narrow 2-way street.

Pierrelatte, south eastern France...
11-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Doug64

This works well. I am involved with teaching bike...

This works well. I am involved with teaching bike safety to 5th graders, and there are always 3-4 kids who don't know how to ride. We do just what aggiegrads suggests, and have good results. I...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,987
Posted By Doug64

I agree! We were fortunate enough to spend a...

I agree! We were fortunate enough to spend a couple of days in that area last summer. I was glad to be working with GBs and not rolls of film. I'd still be paying the bill:)
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,495
Posted By Doug64

I hope you don't see much of this 4-season tent...

I hope you don't see much of this 4-season tent weather bike packing:) if you look at the upper left hand corner, you will see our climbing ropes in a frozen pile.
...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,495
Posted By Doug64

[QUOTE=KC8QVO;21803264]That is true. However,...

[QUOTE=KC8QVO;21803264]That is true. However, what you run in to with open mesh that can't be covered is drafts. When the wind blows it will get through the mesh. For ventilation that helps, but when...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,987
Posted By Doug64

The top photo looks like it could be the Arches...

The top photo looks like it could be the Arches NP area near Moab.
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,495
Posted By Doug64

This is a 3-season tent, and it works well in...

This is a 3-season tent, and it works well in cold weather. Our 4- season tent weighs a little over 6 lbs, about 2 pounds more than our light weight 3- season tent. A good sleeping bag helps a lot....
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

The Louvre Museum, France ...

The Louvre Museum, France
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Paris
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Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,987
Posted By Doug64

Getting pictures on a tour does take a lot of...

Getting pictures on a tour does take a lot of time. I did a rough estimate of the time used to take pictures on a 3- month European tour. I used the following parameters to figure out the time used:...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,987
Posted By Doug64

I also believe that fast and easy access to my...

I also believe that fast and easy access to my camera is important. My wife and I carry our cameras in padded cases in our waterproof Ortlieb bar bags.

I made these open top, modular, padded cases...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,376
Posted By Doug64

There is a bike review article in the Dec/Jan...

There is a bike review article in the Dec/Jan issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine using the term "fully loaded " in the context that many of us understand the term. The sentence is at the top of page...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,889
Posted By Doug64

My wife had a flat shortly after riding through...

My wife had a flat shortly after riding through this flock of sheep. It was a pretty crappy job fixing it. Fortunately, I carry nitrile gloves in my tool kit. :)...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,889
Posted By Doug64

David, The reason you haven't got any flats on a...

David, The reason you haven't got any flats on a tour is we somehow got your share. On one long tour we got 13 of them. I'd be more than glad to give your share back :thumb:
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

I thought this was a neat picture (the situation...

I thought this was a neat picture (the situation not the photography). This was a tour that went by Lassen National Park in California about 6 years ago. California had a pretty bad fire season that...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,376
Posted By Doug64

In the last 12 years my wife and I have bike...

In the last 12 years my wife and I have bike toured a total of 2 years. During that time we have done two 3-month tours, and several tours longer than 2 months. I consider all of our tours being...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,889
Posted By Doug64

That's why I carry a couple pairs of nitrile...

That's why I carry a couple pairs of nitrile gloves in my saddle bag. The wipes sound like a good idea too.
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,889
Posted By Doug64

We have something similar here in the U.S; it is...

We have something similar here in the U.S; it is the seed of Puncture Vine, also known as a "bullhead".
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Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,889
Posted By Doug64

I would go with a tire you can manage. I also...

I would go with a tire you can manage. I also found the Schwalbe Marathon, the same tire Tourist in MSN recommended, to be a good compromise between weight, puncture resistance and mounting...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By Doug64

I don't like them for riding, but that is just a...

I don't like them for riding, but that is just a personal preference. I think hoods can interfere with peripheral vision. My left eye has some damage which makes it hard for me to see over my left...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,584
Posted By Doug64

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it...

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it did a pretty good job.
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Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By Doug64

I had two Precip jackets that the inner layers...

I had two Precip jackets that the inner layers delaminated in the collar area, and one that the pocket's stitching failed. I've also had a Showers Pass jacket that delaminated around the collar. I...
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,529
Posted By Doug64

Did I understand you last post? The weight of...

Did I understand you last post? The weight of the gear, 130lbs, did not include the bike.
Forum: Touring
10-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,714
Posted By Doug64

BC, Canada ...

BC, Canada
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