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Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
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
07-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,992
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...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,992
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
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
07-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,992
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...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

..., like scum on a pond?

..., like scum on a pond?
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,992
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure what kind of phone you use, but on a...

Not sure what kind of phone you use, but on a sunny day I can't see the screen on mine well enough to read it.

I use a Garmin GPS. It is readable in full sun with the backlight turned off. I have...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You will be happy with them. If the center...

You will be happy with them.

If the center of gravity of your rear load is further back than necessary, that can impair handling. So, when you get them, set the rear so that they are as far...
Forum: Touring
07-24-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is clear you need a new middle chainring, very...

It is clear you need a new middle chainring, very odd wear pattern of some teeth being more worn down than others.

I am not sure what your bolt circle diameter is. I assume 110mm but you should...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tent is usually wet in the morning from dew. I...

My tent is usually wet in the morning from dew. I just put the damp tent in the front right pannier. And I put other stuff in that pannier that I do not mind if it gets damp from the tent. For the...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Chain, cassette and chainrings get pretty ugly at...

Chain, cassette and chainrings get pretty ugly at times, but that depends on what you use for chain lube. I have used lots of chain lubes over the years. If you ask 100 cyclists what to use for chain...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,004
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Or if you might want a flashing option for the...

Or if you might want a flashing option for the taillight, thus battery. I eventually got a dyno powered taillight about five years after I initially got my dynohub and headlamp.

But I still have a...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Honey darkens up with age. The one in the photo...

Honey darkens up with age. The one in the photo has mostly had touring use but not day to day use, about eight years old and is the Conquest, not the B17. With enough bags and other stuff on the...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never heard of that. Decades ago when...

I have never heard of that.

Decades ago when all bikes had horizontal top tubes instead of sloping at various angles, there was a rule of thumb that you wanted to have a "fist full" of seat post,...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you have not cycled much, it can take some...

If you have not cycled much, it can take some time to get all the adjustments (seat height, seat set back, etc.) to fit you well because you are not really sure what a good fit is. If you make...
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Tourist in MSN

From the photos it looks like your rear...

From the photos it looks like your rear derailleur might not have a long enough cage to get a very wide range of gears. So, if you decide to try a wider range cassette or different crankset, you...
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few years ago I fixed up an old Italian racing...

A few years ago I fixed up an old Italian racing bike I had bought used decades ago and then put in storage a few decades ago. I instead opted for the quill to threadless adapter. The one I got was...
Forum: Touring
07-10-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,247
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't forget the shim for the stem. I think I see...

Don't forget the shim for the stem. I think I see a shim there in the photo but was not sure.

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For years I have been trying to come up with the perfect bracket for my Carradice Pendle saddle...
Replies: 72
Views: 7,920
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Beautiful bike. I see a lot of photos of nice...

Beautiful bike. I see a lot of photos of nice bikes on this forum, but this one I had to open up the photo in a new tab so I could see the photo better.

I really like those square taper Campy...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,655
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for the detail photos of the folding...

Thanks for the detail photos of the folding latching mechanism, I was always curious how that worked on that bike.
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,655
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just a general comment for those that are asking...

Just a general comment for those that are asking volume when packed, time to pack, etc., folding bikes like that can take only a few minutes to significantly reduce the size. But the saddle is still...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a saber saw to cut off the teeth. Then put...

I used a saber saw to cut off the teeth. Then put the ring on the crank and turned it by hand for maybe 10 minutes while holding a file on the cut edge to smooth down the rough cut. The aluminum...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This talk of motorcycles must be why I am...

This talk of motorcycles must be why I am suddenly getting ads for motorcycle insurance. My old Triumph 500s had trouble keeping the battery charged with the lights on while commuting, city driving...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree that the frame mounted pumps are not as...

Agree that the frame mounted pumps are not as good, but I still carry some of those pumps on some of my bikes since I have the pumps. Those are the bikes that are rarely more than 15 miles from home,...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the cranks you are looking at are 130/74 bolt...

If the cranks you are looking at are 130/74 bolt circle diameter, you might not get the gearing as low as you want, a 110/74 is a bit rare but they exist and the middle ring could go as small as 34....
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,765
Posted By Tourist in MSN

From your comment, you must have seen my bike on...

From your comment, you must have seen my bike on the back of a friends Jeep. The extra thick spokes are covered with ice and road grime from the Jeep tire spray.

...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,860
Posted By Tourist in MSN

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Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Riding for exercise, does not really matter which...

Riding for exercise, does not really matter which bike you use, you will get exercise. Might burn a few more watts if you did the same route if you used the touring bike which likely weighs more and...
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,442
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Usually when I build up or true wheels, I...

Usually when I build up or true wheels, I substitute red wine for the beer. But I suspect that is solely personal preference.
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to always use an oil based chain lube,...

I used to always use an oil based chain lube, even for riding on gravel trails near my home. But I had one those little boxes with scrubby wheels in it that you can put solvent in to clean the chain,...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple years ago I was camping in a campsite on...

A couple years ago I was camping in a campsite on Isle Royale and in an adjacent site there was a backpacking couple that clearly and noisily were in the process of breaking up. And, when you are on...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,860
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tour last summer in Canadian Maritimes,...

My tour last summer in Canadian Maritimes, sometimes in the morning looking out through the mosquito netting in the door I could see the mosquitoes were waiting for breakfast.
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Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of...

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of a second stem, but I am sure it was over a decade ago. But at that time I was still using an older style handleber bag that had the steel frame...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Lower hook does not matter that much, aim it in...

Lower hook does not matter that much, aim it in any direction that works well when you mount the pannier on the rack. If you lie the bike down on its side, the lower hook should hold the pannier to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,830
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of people feel that you do not need to...

A lot of people feel that you do not need to bring spare cables, but I always carry a spare brake and shifter cable on tour. I can't remember the last time I needed to replace a brake cable, last bad...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When touring, my Road Morph G or Lezyne Micro...

When touring, my Road Morph G or Lezyne Micro Floor Drive is in a bracket attached to the frame and shares the bolts used for a bottle cage, but I do have a long Zefal along my top tube on my rando...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them....

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them. But, sometimes if you are riding along, ring the bell to let a pedestrian know you are approaching, sometimes the pedestrian will turn their head to...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the pump peg does not work out, try the...

If the pump peg does not work out, try the velcro.

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I also have...
Replies: 41
Views: 3,004
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Seatpost clamps are like any other seatpost...

Seatpost clamps are like any other seatpost clamps, I have no idea what the number is, I just get them tight. My Break Away frame and clamps are steel, not titanium. My titanium bike, the seatpost...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,860
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On the two versus one person tent, I agree with...

On the two versus one person tent, I agree with the consensus, prefer two person when I am traveling solo. I have used several different two person tents for bike touring, usually there is enough...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,039
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not open the link, I assume you can get a...

I did not open the link, I assume you can get a pair of panniers for $120. Do what you want, but I would go for the real thing at a price that is not much higher....
Replies: 41
Views: 3,004
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good write up at the other link. You may...

Good write up at the other link.

You may want to find out if the frame has a replaceable (breakable) derailleur hanger, and get a spare when you get the frame. Also, find out if anyone other than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a saber saw. I bought a cheap chainring...

I used a saber saw. I bought a cheap chainring that was a lot cheaper than a chainguard ring. Cut the teeth off with a saber saw. That of course left a rough cut. Put the ring on the crank arm and...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,860
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I spent five weeks bike touring Nova Scotia, PEI...

I spent five weeks bike touring Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick last summer. Mostly camped in RV parks that had tenting areas, but stayed a few nights in Provincial Parks. When up on Cabot Trail...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not broken a spoke in decades, I think...

I have not broken a spoke in decades, I think every spoke I ever broke was on a wheel built in the early 60s. So, maybe I am not a good judge of this, but I think a well built wheel that is tensioned...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You should do ok on gearing. I used a 11/32...

You should do ok on gearing. I used a 11/32 cassette, my granny gear chainring was 24, 700c wheels, so your gearing will be just a hair lower than I had on that route. And I had camping gear as part...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have a spare set of brake pads in your spares...

Have a spare set of brake pads in your spares kit. There are lots of hills that are about 8 percent grade. Not that tall but every river that is flowing into the ocean will take you down to lower...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You said nothing on your touring experience, but...

You said nothing on your touring experience, but one option you might consider is instead of doing your own tour, signing up to ride with ACA. A friend of mine did the Pacific Coast from Canada to...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,695
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is an article published in German, you will...

This is an article published in German, you will find a graph in the article that lists speed and output from several chargers including the forumslader....
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I took Amtrak from Wisconsin to Portland, then...

I took Amtrak from Wisconsin to Portland, then took a bus from Portland to Astoria. Stayed there for the night, started the next morning. Rode to San Fransisco. Did the trip with a former co-worker,...
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