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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 729
Posted By timdow

Many front STG shifters were sold as 2X or 3X...

Many front STG shifters were sold as 2X or 3X with the adjustment limiting the shifter to 2X. I personally would verify the model number of the shifter (printed on the shifter). Internet search...
08-24-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,363
Posted By timdow

Glad you found something that works for you. ...

Glad you found something that works for you. Different for me... I rode clipless for years... now I ride flats. I use my bike for commuting and touring, and find that I really like just one pair of...
08-19-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By timdow

That's a beauty!

That's a beauty!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,460
Posted By timdow

With more riding will come confidence in riding...

With more riding will come confidence in riding at speed. Until then, just go slower.

Old bike is OK, but bike that does not fit is not. I sounds like your bike is way too big! You will be a...
08-15-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By timdow

I would be using quad-lock if it would fit my...

I would be using quad-lock if it would fit my phone.

I have tried a bunch of mounts....

This is the best inexpensive one that I have found:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y1X3JD3
This...
Forum: Touring
07-13-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By timdow

How about spending less on the aluminum bike, and...

How about spending less on the aluminum bike, and use the rest for the trip?
07-11-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,215
Posted By timdow

Has it been mentioned that, as the shoulder is a...

Has it been mentioned that, as the shoulder is a poor place to cycle, a possibility is that they were riding in the road on the other side of the rumble strip? This could be the case if traffic were...
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By timdow

OP's original question: A: I visited...

OP's original question:


A: I visited "Sheldon brown's gear calculator" page, and based on the calculations there using "gain ratios," the difference between 170mm and 175mm arms equates to about...
07-08-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,953
Posted By timdow

They are riding their ride. I am riding mine. ...

They are riding their ride. I am riding mine. They are riding competitive pace, I am riding "Partypace." No way your are going to find me in a paceline.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By timdow

I go directly to work, but I crank up Supertramp...

I go directly to work, but I crank up Supertramp and.....
07-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By timdow

No problem, glad you were able to get these...

No problem, glad you were able to get these excellent tires at a good price!
06-30-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By timdow

Thumbs up Advertised weight limit of my Parktool PCS 10.2...

Advertised weight limit of my Parktool PCS 10.2 is 80 lbs. My E-bike is 55 libs sans battery. I might try it with the bike stand, otherwise the pulley system looks like a good idea to me especially...
06-29-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By timdow

chainreactioncycle.com not only has a good...

chainreactioncycle.com not only has a good selection, but is also one of the least expensive albeit you have to sped $99 to get free shipping.
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By timdow

i would l still go with the Marathon Plus. If...

i would l still go with the Marathon Plus. If you want a slightly more aggressive tire, take a look at the Marathon Plus Tour, which has the same the puncture protection but different tread.
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,040
Posted By timdow

Good quality, reasonably light tent at a great...

Good quality, reasonably light tent at a great price! Score!
05-12-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,207
Posted By timdow

If they do, it's by accident.

If they do, it's by accident.
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By timdow

My take is if you can do 10-12 hours days on...

My take is if you can do 10-12 hours days on another saddle, go with that saddle.

I went to a Brooks because I could not do multiple hours on a padded saddle due to chafing. I like the B17, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By timdow

One new tube, one patch kit, pump & levers. ...

One new tube, one patch kit, pump & levers. Helps greatly that I have puncture resistant tires.
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,347
Posted By timdow

Many "touring triple" cranks have either...

Many "touring triple" cranks have either 26/36/46, or 26/36/48 for a 10 to 12 tooth difference between the middle and big ring. You can achieve this (minus the granny 26 of course) by replacing the...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By timdow

Bottom line for me.... sure you could, especially...

Bottom line for me.... sure you could, especially if it's what you already have. But I wouldn't purchase a bike with a one-by setup for touring... A triple or double set up with the same range as a...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,085
Posted By timdow

Are you at or approaching 200#'s? I am 205, and...

Are you at or approaching 200#'s? I am 205, and tried a sprung Brooks B67. No workie for me, too much bounce.

I have had a B17, a C17 and a C19.

I have found that the Cambium saddles are as...
03-31-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By timdow

This is a wonderful resource to compare bike...

This is a wonderful resource to compare bike tires:
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/schwalbe-marathon-plus-2015
Their testing revealed that the Marathon Plus has 20% higher...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,518
Posted By timdow

It has been a chilly year so far here in the...

It has been a chilly year so far here in the corner of the Southwest. Lots of 30's and low 40's. I rode many days in the low 40's, but wimped out and took the car many days, also. Be different if...
03-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,734
Posted By timdow

What if you could ride enough ditch the car/suv...

What if you could ride enough ditch the car/suv altogether (or the second car) eliminating insurance, registration, payments/depreciation, and ongoing maintenance costs? I figure my paid off, well...
03-10-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,734
Posted By timdow

Oh OK.... I will take what you say below, and my...

Oh OK.... I will take what you say below, and my 35 years of motorcycle riding experience into consideration.
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By timdow

If you don't mind forgoing any discount...

If you don't mind forgoing any discount (bikepacking seat bags aren't discounted very much, anyway) you can purchase at REI. You then have one year to return it used but undamaged if it is the wrong...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,561
Posted By timdow

Either Marathon or Marathon Plus are very good...

Either Marathon or Marathon Plus are very good choices. Both have the reflective strip around them, and both are sturdy tires that are not prone to blowout. The Plus has better puncture protection...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By timdow

You are riding a 26 lb bike with 35c tires and...

You are riding a 26 lb bike with 35c tires and mountain style, upright bars. Compared to a "race" bike you have more weight, more rolling resistance, and greater wind resistance. This bike is...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By timdow

The bicycle commuting community is growing with a...

The bicycle commuting community is growing with a lot of folks now riding E-bikes, but it is still a relatively small group. My opinion is that you either have to come up with a product with mass...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,424
Posted By timdow

Can it be done? Yes. Would I do it? No. I...

Can it be done? Yes.
Would I do it? No. I have a 35 mile round trip with no weather issues, and don't do it every day due to the time commitment.
Should you do it? Only you will know the...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By timdow

Weird... on Ortlieb's site that the sport packer...

Weird... on Ortlieb's site that the sport packer is listed as: 875 g | 30.9 oz, and the gravel 1160 g | 40.9 oz, BUT I did not see that the sport packer is x2 that weight while the gravel is listed...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,715
Posted By timdow

Some of this has probably been said by others...

Some of this has probably been said by others above, but here are my observations:

1. Only see I pair of biking shorts. Might consider taking two.
2. 0-1 pair(s) of underwear is good.
3. Don't...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By timdow

Wow what kind of work allows you to travel the...

Wow what kind of work allows you to travel the country by bicycle, and where do I apply?

[QUOTE=Jasongrace313;22199203]Today I received some new panniers for a touring rig I’ve been “hodgepodging”...
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,849
Posted By timdow

Will you have access to shopping? What I eat...

Will you have access to shopping? What I eat really depends upon access to shopping and restaurants.

Breakfast is easy: Oatmeal and nuts/dried fruit is my AM meal, and that works for no store...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,069
Posted By timdow

What size bike do you need? Here is 54 for...

What size bike do you need?

Here is 54 for sale: crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: Classifieds: For Sale: surly long haul trucker 54...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By timdow

Have you considered a switch to Marathon Plus...

Have you considered a switch to Marathon Plus tires?
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By timdow

It is going to be difficult to sell in a foreign...

It is going to be difficult to sell in a foreign country in a hurry. The bike isn't worth much. Shipping will be more expense/hassle than it is worth, so if it were me I wouldn't worry about it. ...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By timdow

I see the option to purchase online, then have it...

I see the option to purchase online, then have it shipped for free to my local REI store. This is currently available for L, XL and XXL. A few weeks ago, they had all the sizes. Will this option...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By timdow

I am on the lookout for another wheelset, but not...

I am on the lookout for another wheelset, but not for commuting backup (although they could be used as a backup). I have a spare bike as a backup. Want a 27.5 set for wider tires so I can tour...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By timdow

MIK seems to be the new standard. Several...

MIK seems to be the new standard. Several manufacturers sell a "MIK compatible" rack. Who knows how long it will stick.

The MIK is a bit cleaner that the Topeak MTX when the bag is off.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,719
Posted By timdow

I have a 35 mile round trip commute, and do it 3X...

I have a 35 mile round trip commute, and do it 3X times per week. It's really not a problem except that it is a time commitment.

I have the option fo riding the train if need be but rarely do.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,900
Posted By timdow

If I only get one tip, I will re-state a...

If I only get one tip, I will re-state a recurring statement: Don't overpack. The most important items to take are ones that you can't get on the road.... glasses, prescriptions, CC's/ID, etc. I now...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By timdow

I could have saved a lot of money by NOT...

I could have saved a lot of money by NOT purchasing a couple of sets of "inexpensive" panniers, and by simply purchasing the Ortliebs from the start. I like the "toss everything in one bag" approach...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By timdow

You can get the Ortlieb Back Roller Classics for...

You can get the Ortlieb Back Roller Classics for $190. Due to the much better mounting system on the Ortlieb's I recommend you spring for the extra $40 for them. You won't be sorry.

Ortlieb and...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By timdow

I would try it first with the smaller cassette. ...

I would try it first with the smaller cassette. If it doesn't work well for you, you can change the ring later. Since the chainring you would go to is smaller, the only thing you might have to do...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,373
Posted By timdow

I rode 32's on my LHT until last year when I put...

I rode 32's on my LHT until last year when I put 35's on it. For road riding, I don't notice much difference. I believe the switch would be worth it if you want to carry a heavy load, or go offroad...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,752
Posted By timdow

Amen to that! Do you own thing and don't worry! ...

Amen to that! Do you own thing and don't worry! As far as etiquette on the bike path, just simply be courteous and the rest will take care of itself.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,100
Posted By timdow

Putting a rear rack on an otherwise sleek, nice...

Putting a rear rack on an otherwise sleek, nice looking bike is dorky to begin with. I am much more concerned with function than style. I have a (dorky) rack and bag that is large, and can carry...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,787
Posted By timdow

I have toured for years with the guy that...

I have toured for years with the guy that researched and mapped the Sierra Cascades route for ACA, Bil Paul. The route is based on his book "Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail" written in 1990. According...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,914
Posted By timdow

I have an Axiom rack on my non-disc bike and like...

I have an Axiom rack on my non-disc bike and like it a lot so I bought the Axiom DLX Disc rack for my disc bike. I don't recommend this rack due to the fact that it is supported by steel tabs that...
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