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Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume your question is to everyone and not any...

I assume your question is to everyone and not any specific poster.

I like hostels, you can be as social or as anti-social as you want. Last summer I met a gal that was also starting a bike tour at...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I got a set of Axiom panniers, about 30 liter for...

I got a set of Axiom panniers, about 30 liter for the pair at a garage sale for less than $10 USD. I used them for five weeks last summer and may use them in the future. They leaked, but coated nylon...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 904
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My rando bike has a 30T small chainring and 32T...

My rando bike has a 30T small chainring and 32T biggest sprocket, since that bike rarely carries more than a handlebar bag, rain gear and some water bottles, as a lowest gear that works for me but I...
Replies: 72
Views: 7,918
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good call on waiting to cut steerer tube. You...

Good call on waiting to cut steerer tube. You can always make it shorter, but can't make them longer. When I did cut it on one of my bikes, I intentionally left it a bit long. And then cut it...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Same here on the padding, I do not put sleeves...

Same here on the padding, I do not put sleeves over the frame tubes, instead just put padding between the parts before I zip tie it together so the parts do not rub on each other.

Touring bikes...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that some trips I carry a...

I mentioned above that some trips I carry a spare, some I do not.

It is getting harder to find 26 inch tires in USA bike shops. With some of the brands jumping onto the 650b bandwagon, some...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more thing. When you get a packing case, and...

One more thing. When you get a packing case, and once you figure out how to pack it, if it is a tight fit you might want to take lots of photos of each step as you unpack it so that next time you...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Did not fly Southwest with this luggage, was an...

Did not fly Southwest with this luggage, was an international trip. Thus I had to pay for the two checked bags, my S&S bike was in the black one and a lot of my camping gear was in the orange...
08-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is my experience with attachments to racks...

It is my experience with attachments to racks that it is best to buy the two that pair together as intended. I would be hesitant to put a child on a seat that is on a home brew adapter.
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Quite variable. When I stayed at the HI Hostel in...

Quite variable. When I stayed at the HI Hostel in Washington DC, they had a total ban on posession of alcohol on the premisis, which I thought was funny when they also had organized pub crawls.
...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I pack one of my bikes in a small case, such...

When I pack one of my bikes in a small case, such as the two examples I showed above in the photos, there was a lot of two way velcro and zip ties holding the larger pieces of the bike together in...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not look for it on Ebay, but if it is an...

I did not look for it on Ebay, but if it is an auction, you have no idea what the selling price will be.

But if it is buy it now option, I did not look for it so I have no clue.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There were a couple hostels in Reykjavik,...

There were a couple hostels in Reykjavik, Iceland, I stayed at the large one near the campground. Was a great place to start and end my bike tour. Grocery store and liquor store were about a km away...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On shoes to build up the sole where abraded. ...

On shoes to build up the sole where abraded.

I had a glass cut in a tire, the cut was in the tread and a small bit of glass had caused a puncture. I obviously was worried about the cut damaging...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most USA airlines use 62 inches, not 61. I...

Most USA airlines use 62 inches, not 61.

I am not familiar with your bike, so I have no idea if it would work, but I use the S&S Backpack. S&S also makes a hard case and I think that Co-Motion...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had much better luck than you with Shoe...

I have had much better luck than you with Shoe Goo. Every few hundred miles, I put a little more on.
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I usually use HI Hostels: ...

I usually use HI Hostels:
https://hihostels.com/

Occasionally you run across a private hostel that is not part of the HI network, I have stayed at some of them too.

Last summer, stayed at...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had a bit of trouble with the lower hook on the...

I had a bit of trouble with the lower hook on the Tara rack, the Tara is large diameter tubing and the Ortlieb lower hook on the pair that I bought a decade ago is designed for smaller rack tubing. ...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have you tried: ...

Have you tried:
https://www.ortlieb.com/products/bike-bags/front-panniers

It looks to me like the Front Roller panniers are now Sport Roller, with options like classic, plus, free, high vis, etc.
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of the decision is based on weather and...

A lot of the decision is based on weather and where you are going and what you can buy if you need it. When I toured Iceland, I started out with about two and a half weeks of food on the bike because...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you for correcting my omission.

Thank you for correcting my omission.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to pack my bags in such a way that my...

I try to pack my bags in such a way that my handlebar bag is the only bag I have to open during the day when bike touring. I usually strap my rain gear on top of my front panniers, so do not even...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Light touring? How do you define light touring? I...

Light touring? How do you define light touring? I posted a few photos above with road bikes that had bikepacking gear but no racks. You can credit-card tour on just about anything, you can't get...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When i was touring in Iceland, I met a couple...

When i was touring in Iceland, I met a couple that rode Ritchey Break Away bikes with bike packing gear, no racks. With Break Away bikes (the frame splits to pack the bike in a smaller case) and by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thirteen year old thread.

Thirteen year old thread.
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Many of the higher end multi-tools that most bike...

Many of the higher end multi-tools that most bike tourists would carry have a chain tool built in. Somewhere in a tool box I have a free standing chain tool I bought decades ago, but I do not think I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is pretty neat. It was over a decade ago...

That is pretty neat. It was over a decade ago when I was trying to put a triple on my Airnimal Joey, they added a derailleur mount to it shortly after I bought mine.

I needed a wider range of...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, the photo is from 9.5 years ago. GPS with a...

Yeah, the photo is from 9.5 years ago. GPS with a black and white screen, how quaint.
...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That truck was ancient when I bought it. But I...

That truck was ancient when I bought it. But I was a college student without a lot of money.
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In USA there are post office envelopes that are...

In USA there are post office envelopes that are made of Tyvek. I have no clue if they are used in Canada or not. I cut pieces of that Tyvek to carry with my spare tubes in case I need a tire boot....
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure why you did not remove the chain. Newer...

Not sure why you did not remove the chain. Newer bikes usually have a quick link that can be split in half. Is this bike so old that it does not have a quick link? If you are not sure what a quick...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 946
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume that is outside of tire, not inside. ...

I assume that is outside of tire, not inside.

I would use either Seam Grip or black Shoe Goo. Seam Grip is a bit less viscous, I think it has more volatile compounds in it that evaporate. Seam...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,596
Posted By Tourist in MSN

About a decade and a half ago I bought a pair of...

About a decade and a half ago I bought a pair of pedals that only had the allen wrench option for installation and removal, there were no flats for a 15mm wrench. You learn how to do it fast when...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I fully agree. But, the guy that submerged his...

I fully agree. But, the guy that submerged his dynohub while fording a stream used to be a supervisor where I used to work. (I never worked in his program or location, we met after we were both...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had pretty good luck with the routing on...

I have had pretty good luck with the routing on my Garmin GPS. It is a general recreation model, not specific to cycling. Model 64. When I tell it to go to a specific point, it asks me for a routing...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You won't feel it in either hub. Deluxe might get...

You won't feel it in either hub. Deluxe might get you to the end point a couple minutes faster than Son28.
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am very happy with the Marathon (with...

I am very happy with the Marathon (with Greenguard) in 40mm width for 26 inch bikes. I have used that on some gravel but that is my go-to tire for paved touring. I would assume that the closest tire...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For touring where you are charging up batteries,...

For touring where you are charging up batteries, more output is better. But for randonneuring you are probably relying on hub power for lighting (and maybe battery backup), and when LED lights came...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I pasted this: But if you ever want to use a...

I pasted this:
But if you ever want to use a charger to keep you phone or GPS charged on tour, you'll get better performance at low speeds with the SON28.
from:...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On my Lynskey Backroad, the only way I got my...

On my Lynskey Backroad, the only way I got my rear rack (RackTime AddIt) down to a reasonable level with the high mounting points was with two modifications.

(1) My frame has two mounting points,...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would have picked the Son28 for the higher...

I would have picked the Son28 for the higher wattage rating, but you researched it so I suspect you have your reasons.

Are your frame rear dropouts spaced at 130mm or 135mm? The 105 hub I believe...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Many years ago I bought a 3G phone that was dual...

Many years ago I bought a 3G phone that was dual sim, the frequencies were for Asia or Europe, not North America. Phones and frequencies and standards are different now, but if you shop for a dual...
07-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I liked to keep my HRM on my handlebar. Someone...

I liked to keep my HRM on my handlebar. Someone stole my first Sports Instruments HRM when i was in a grocery store.

I went on Amazon and Ebay looking for another, nothng out there. Then a few...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Will you have a handlebar bag with a map case on...

Will you have a handlebar bag with a map case on it? I REALLY like having a paper map in my map case that is easy to refer to. A plastic case that keeps 98 percent of the rain off the map is nice to...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That bike has the lower rack mounting bolts quite...

That bike has the lower rack mounting bolts quite high above the rear axle, thus most of the common racks like Tubus would sit quite high on that bike. So, look for a rack that is designed for those...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes, 24 is the smallest you can put on a 74mm BCD...

Yes, 24 is the smallest you can put on a 74mm BCD crank.

On my derailleur touring bikes, I run a 11-32 rear cassette and a 24T granny gear (smallest chainring) on the crankset. Difference between...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,315
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Six year old thread.

Six year old thread.
07-27-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Unless someone bought the Sport Instruments brand...

Unless someone bought the Sport Instruments brand name, they are still out of business, as defunct as one of my Sports Instruments HRMs.
...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What are your plans for energy conservation and...

What are your plans for energy conservation and power sources?

I occasionally hear of some newer type chargers that can power up a power bank really fast, but that has not been my experience. And...
07-26-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah there are runners that as soon as they stop,...

Yeah there are runners that as soon as they stop, they watch their heart rate to see how much it drops over some set period of time. I do not do that, but I know that it drops faster when I am in...
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