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Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By niknak

There's a difference between being damp from...

There's a difference between being damp from sweat and being drenched from rain. I accidentally tried the wind shirt experiment when we got stuck in an unexpected downpour on an overnighter. The only...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,993
Posted By niknak

That's my point. You had to experiment with shoes...

That's my point. You had to experiment with shoes and insoles to find something that works for you. That costs more than a pair of flat pedals. I've done the same experiments but haven't found...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,993
Posted By niknak

Over the years I've yet to find a pair of cycling...

Over the years I've yet to find a pair of cycling specific shoes that have been as comfortable as sneakers. I've tried 5.10s, Specialized, Shimano, Lake, Sidi, and Giro shoes. I've used Shimano,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,993
Posted By niknak

The OP was asking about how to increase comfort,...

The OP was asking about how to increase comfort, not performance. I've found if I'm comfortable, I can ride longer with less strain on the body. That's why I suggested he try flat pedals with...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,993
Posted By niknak

For long days in the saddle, I've found that...

For long days in the saddle, I've found that regular sneakers or MTB shoes for flat pedals combined with a large MTB platform pedal is the most comfortable. To me, comfort is more important than any...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By niknak

Where are you starting and where are you ending?...

Where are you starting and where are you ending? Have you looked into AirBnB and Warm Showers? Have you thought about stealth/wild/free camping?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By niknak

You could also make your own lugs. Then you can...

You could also make your own lugs. Then you can have whatever angle and size you like.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,648
Posted By niknak

If she's less than 110lbs, then chances are she's...

If she's less than 110lbs, then chances are she's shorter than 5'6". That means her road frames are pretty small. Also, it sounds like she's an experienced rider who is used to riding performance...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By niknak

Like Dsaul, I just use some 1/4x.028" tubing,...

Like Dsaul, I just use some 1/4x.028" tubing, file an oblong hole to get the entry angle the way I want and braze it in. My preference is to put the entry in the DT near the HT on the drive side. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,680
Posted By niknak

I don't think about BB drop at all. BB drop is a...

I don't think about BB drop at all. BB drop is a driven dimension. It's the measurement you refer to when setting up your frame jig.

IMO a frame should be designed using BB height. That means you...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By niknak

Why do you want to run 9-speed components?...

Why do you want to run 9-speed components? Shimano's 11-speed mountain bike stuff is excellent for touring. I run the XT 38-28t crank with an 11-42t cassette. The price difference between 11s and 9s...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,706
Posted By niknak

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I...

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I have some old non-waterproof REI panniers with a rain cover. In a downpour they still get wet inside. And then you have to remove the cover to access...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,650
Posted By niknak

The OS tube will be ever so slightly stiffer in...

The OS tube will be ever so slightly stiffer in deflection and torsion and weigh a little less too.
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