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Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By headwind15

Freestanding onot

This is pretty much the scenario I was referring to.
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 585
Posted By headwind15

You wrote about putting front panniers on the...

You wrote about putting front panniers on the Specialized. It does look like it has a threaded eyelet on the fork. One problem with the fork is that it is carbon with no mid fork riv-nut/ receiving...
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By headwind15

As far as freestanding V.S. not freestanding. My...

As far as freestanding V.S. not freestanding. My experience has been that if it's going to rain or it has been raining and you would prefer to not deal with having muddy feet, a potentially muddy...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By headwind15

My opinion would be largely based on what size...

My opinion would be largely based on what size your 7 speed freewheel is. It depends on how much stuff you will be touring with and how strong your legs are/ how big a gear you want to push. If I...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By headwind15

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just...

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just over 1.5 inches) from the handle bars to the bar, no where near 20cm. I made my own handlebar harness. It turned out o.k., but I am short/ have low...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By headwind15

Yes to Froome no to Cavendish

Anyone think it's weird that with basically no decent recent race results, that Israel is letting Chris Froome race the TDF and the boss at Quick step is absolutely dead set on not sending last...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By headwind15

Have you decided on how long you want to tour...

Have you decided on how long you want to tour for?
Are you a seasoned bike tourist?
I do not have ant specific numbers, but believe that A) It might be difficult to find a rental bike that would...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By headwind15

Sardinia, italy

Sardinia, italy
06-16-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By headwind15

I believe that unless you put a super high stem...

I believe that unless you put a super high stem on a frame with a 47 cm top tube, your knees are going to hit the handlebars. I do not know of/ never seen geometry for / have never seen an adult...
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By headwind15

Since it sounds like you are new to doing...

Since it sounds like you are new to doing distance events/ rides. My piece of advise is to put yourself on a "hydration schedule". Using a cyclecomputer/ watch or anything that you can monitor...
06-12-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By headwind15

You have a huge advantage that you have the...

You have a huge advantage that you have the Rossin to try out. I would guess that the Rossin has a 51 or 52 cm top tube. If you really want a 47.5 top tube and don't want foot overlap, yea, you...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By headwind15

When I shop for a sleeping pad, I avoid the self...

When I shop for a sleeping pad, I avoid the self inflating ones, because the foam/ whatever they use in the self inflating pads means that they will not pack down small/ take up too much space. ...
06-10-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By headwind15

I have been a frame builder for the last 20plus...

I have been a frame builder for the last 20plus years and am an small frame expert. If your cad pic is accurate as far as seat height, I would recommend a shorter seat tube. Face it you are really...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By headwind15

You need to expand your search beyond...

You need to expand your search beyond availability at the airport. Another source, would to find out if there is a bike shop or motorcycle store in Trujillo that you may find a bike box. I...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,040
Posted By headwind15

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent...

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent companies can claim/ as to what a tent company classifies their tent is suitable for how many people. For instance: I have a 2 meter x 2 meter (80" x...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if you are the original owner, but...

I don't know if you are the original owner, but it might be a warrantee issue. You might contact a Fuji dealer and see what they say. If the warrantee is a no go, I would strip the paint back and...
05-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By headwind15

I was a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and...

I was a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and used to sell tandems, some of the less expensive ones had idler wheels (Crestline tandems come to mind), The truth is one thing is for sure: Idler...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By headwind15

I do not recommend that you let someone on this...

I do not recommend that you let someone on this forum decide what bike you should buy. Different bikes have different fit/ RE; reach and seat to handlebar offset, height differentiation/ different...
01-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,871
Posted By headwind15

The best advice I can give as an ex racer that...

The best advice I can give as an ex racer that was also a bike store owner for over 12 years is: Try one out. If you are looking for something lighter, always put yourself into the equation. ...
Forum: Touring
01-29-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By headwind15

I am a 61 yr old polite seasoned bike tourist...

I am a 61 yr old polite seasoned bike tourist from Arizona the USA. I plan to camp tour, using a pocket shower to maintain my hygiene. (I prefer to not cross the line between man and bum.) ...
Forum: Touring
01-25-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By headwind15

Figuring out what works for you is what bicycle...

Figuring out what works for you is what bicycle touring is all about.
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,908
Posted By headwind15

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years, I can...

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years, I can tell you that cardboard boxes from bike shops are much smaller than the ones being discussed. The one in MSN's picture would likely be close to 54...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,686
Posted By headwind15

JUST MY OPINION: I think that you should borrow...

JUST MY OPINION: I think that you should borrow some panniers/ racks and stuff and try out a short tour to find out if you even like bike touring. It isn't for everyone. A lot of people go out,...
12-12-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By headwind15

I do not see anything alarming here. It could a...

I do not see anything alarming here. It could a muscle imbalance of some sort. I have had hip/ back muscle imbalances myself, that came out as a discomfort (on the bike).
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,815
Posted By headwind15

Working on an effective training plan to become a...

Working on an effective training plan to become a stronger cyclist would easily outstrip having lighter wheels. Having lighter tires will actually make a bigger difference that the wheels...
10-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By headwind15

I had decent luck with buying entry level Shimano...

I had decent luck with buying entry level Shimano hydraulic brakes on E bay. The one's that I bought came with the lines reversed. (right lever, front brake). I had to reverse them. What I did...
10-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By headwind15

I was a bike store owner for over 12 years....

I was a bike store owner for over 12 years. (Seven of those as a Trek dealership.) I am short, and know a few things about sizing. The sizing on a Verve is A different animal than a road bike. You...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By headwind15

I have a few points to make. A). You live in...

I have a few points to make. A). You live in Florida - the highest bicycle fatality state in the country. I believe that there is a higher chance of you being hit by a car, than getting covid. ...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,715
Posted By headwind15

I have been touring since '85, I just had A few...

I have been touring since '85, I just had A few thoughts: I highly suggest that you do a "pre-tour" before going over seas. I am about to shove off for Spain (hard to beat for a $500 round trip...
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,207
Posted By headwind15

I would seriously consider the credentials (or...

I would seriously consider the credentials (or lack of credentials) of the people who post on this forum. As far as me: I raced on the velodrome and road all three years as a junior and then...
08-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,468
Posted By headwind15

Suntour filed for bankruptcy back in '94, so your...

Suntour filed for bankruptcy back in '94, so your freewheel at a minimum has to be older than that. I was taking those apart in the 70's. (trust me, as others have suggested... don't take it...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By headwind15

OPs history:

First has to do with the (what was a yellow with full chrome rear end and forks) Cinelli. I bought it in 1976, when I was 15 yrs old. (unbeknown to me Greg Lemond's father bought Greg a similar...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,057
Posted By headwind15

You are not going to believe this but the Cinelli...

You are not going to believe this but the Cinelli is actually too big for me (I can ride it, but just too big). Four years ago I bought a Windsor, fixed it up and have been riding it since. OK, I...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,562
Posted By headwind15

I think what you are doing is really super! I...

I think what you are doing is really super! I owned bicycle stores in San Diego, which gave me exposure to a lot of different handlebar types. At some point I discovered the swept back Wald 395...
07-25-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,699
Posted By headwind15

As a cyclist who has been at it for about 45...

As a cyclist who has been at it for about 45 years, at least for me it has always been about having a goal(s) Weather it is to competing on the road or velodrome, or touring the California coast or...
07-25-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,826
Posted By headwind15

OK, besides getting older, I have had some...

OK, besides getting older, I have had some medical situations (breaking a leg, breaking both of my heels in a ladder slide out accident and subsequent foot surgeries) that have had me spend some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,042
Posted By headwind15

If your bike is decent condition, there is no...

If your bike is decent condition, there is no reason to carry any tools whatsoever, (aside from tire irons).
07-14-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By headwind15

Sorry, but no criticism here. I don't know of...

Sorry, but no criticism here. I don't know of any downside. I like having aero bars on my bikes. Sometimes I am shocked to see how much faster I go when I use them.
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,044
Posted By headwind15

Single tree held hammock

This has got to be the best idea I have seen for a long time, the biggest problem that I have seen for using a hammock is finding two trees (in some places) the right distance apart to use a hammock....
07-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,475
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if age has anything to do with...

I don't know if age has anything to do with this./ I don't know how old you are? I used to tour on a fully loaded touring bike, about 800 miles a week without fatigue/ problems/ night sweats/ sore...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,538
Posted By headwind15

I hate to be a buzz kill, but... Tourists on this...

I hate to be a buzz kill, but... Tourists on this site are going to have their opinion, but what really counts is that you do not like about your bike. I have a number of touring bikes. When I get...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,404
Posted By headwind15

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP...

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP YOUR FIRST TOUR POSITIVE. I will never forget my first tour (in A good way) Hitchiking down to San Diego at the end of June. Spending the first 4-5...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,533
Posted By headwind15

Waterproof sleeping bag

Thank you for your perspective. You definitely have some valid points. I posted this thread for advise. I do live in Arizona, so your comments about heat at night are spot on. I do use a knee...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,663
Posted By headwind15

Change gearing.

I use a 48 x 11 gear on my touring bike all the time on downhills when going 35 mph. I have been using a 120" gear on my touring bikes since 1985, and have yet/ ever have any knee issues at all. ...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By headwind15

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You...

There are different styles/ types of bikes. You wrote about flat bar bikes. Do you know that, that is the type of bike you would like the most? A lot of bike tourists prefer (drop) road type...
Forum: Touring
05-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,097
Posted By headwind15

Since you are looking to dip your toes into the...

Since you are looking to dip your toes into the test waters that is bicycle touring, I would recommend starting with your 1220. A lot of cyclist buy all the gear and either find out they don't like...
05-14-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,598
Posted By headwind15

Sorry to bring the news but 5'- 6" and 160 lbs...

Sorry to bring the news but 5'- 6" and 160 lbs isn't light. The Italian road cyclist Pozzovivo is 5' - 6" and 118 lbs. Even Nibali is 5' - 11" and 143 pounds. I don't consider myself light 5'-6"...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,826
Posted By headwind15

(long) Sleeping shirt

Yea, Since 1985, I found that after a long day (or short) in the saddle, the last thing that you want is something wrapped around your crotch. A super long shirt (sometimes I sleep with my leg...
05-12-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,705
Posted By headwind15

I am now eating a (small) can of sardines a day...

I am now eating a (small) can of sardines a day (suppose to be high in vitamin D), to boost my "D" level, but from what I have read, it can take a while. I am scheduled to see my doctor again on the...
04-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,961
Posted By headwind15

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster...

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster because the drive power of two people are generating a pulling force upon it. the front tire is just rolling (around). Nothing to do with rider(s)...
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