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Forum: Touring
12-01-18, 02:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By linus

FYI, the Parktool wrench weighs 275g and it...

FYI, the Parktool wrench weighs 275g and it doesn't include their 70g cassette tool that requires another wrench. Yes, that's 3 times heavier than the Packwrench that doesn't require an extra wrench.
Forum: Touring
11-30-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By linus

You don't have to choose one or the other. You...

You don't have to choose one or the other. You can do half and half too.



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Forum: Touring
11-29-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By linus

I don't ride that fat, but I don't use tire...

I don't ride that fat, but I don't use tire levers at all. I know it's fine to use on my carbon rims, but I still don't want to take chances with my rims while I'm on a tour.

I do find quick-links...
Forum: Touring
11-29-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By linus

Simple. Pack your stuff and see if you need the...

Simple. Pack your stuff and see if you need the space for the two rear panniers or you can get away with a seat bag. Pick the best one you can afford and you are set.
Forum: Touring
11-29-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By linus

I guess I missed some posts??? Anyway, I'm...

I guess I missed some posts???

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's too late for this year's trip since I'm leaving on Monday, but I ordered it today. Hopefully next-day service actually works.
Forum: Touring
11-28-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By linus

I know people have a different priority, but...

I know people have a different priority, but think about how much you are saving here. $10~20? Isn't it better to have great working tools than half modified cheaper alternatives at mediocre...
Forum: Touring
11-28-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By linus

Wolftooth Pack Wrench

I've been using a Shimano cassette/bb tool and 24mm Park Cone wrench for my Centerlock rotors, but they are rather heavy and cone wrench can't take 40Nm.

So I was looking for an alternative and...
Forum: Touring
11-17-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,791
Posted By linus

Moderator, please kick these people out. These...

Moderator, please kick these people out. These people are hijacking the thread with their gibberish.
Forum: Touring
11-17-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,791
Posted By linus

To OP. Just get disc brakes. Especially,...

To OP.

Just get disc brakes. Especially, hydraulic disc brakes. It's better in every way.

Good luck.
Forum: Touring
11-02-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By linus

How dare you judge the gender of the buckle. ...

How dare you judge the gender of the buckle. Also, you need to know its preferred pronouns before we have this conversation. ;)
Forum: Touring
11-02-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By linus

I'm all for carbon. If they have carbon coupled...

I'm all for carbon. If they have carbon coupled bikes with carbon couplers, they can take my money.
Forum: Touring
11-01-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,677
Posted By linus

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/45610266542_906073aa88_k.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1980/44936000744_1d9e45f813_k.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-25-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By linus

I was there....;D

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1908/44834257684_b0d9a90de6_h.jpg

"The metaphor for Vietnam." by Jeremy Clarkson.

It's a beautiful country for sure.
Forum: Touring
10-18-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,870
Posted By linus

Like I said, Brifter is not a thing. If you...

Like I said, Brifter is not a thing. If you don't like STI(Shimano is the pioneer), try road shifter.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By linus

Pics or didn't happen.

Pics or didn't happen.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,483
Posted By linus

I do hit 80kph often on downhill so I can't...

I do hit 80kph often on downhill so I can't imagine running out of gear under 105GI. That will be frustrating.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,870
Posted By linus

FYI, Brifter is not a thing. Try STI Lever or...

FYI, Brifter is not a thing. Try STI Lever or just road shifter levers.

" Shimano Total Integration (STI) is a gearshift system designed by Shimano for racing bicycles. It combines the braking...
Forum: Touring
10-12-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,862
Posted By linus

+1 Also, it rides about the same when it's...

+1

Also, it rides about the same when it's loaded. Dreadful is the word I would use to describe it. All I can tell you is that there are many bikes out there that are much better.
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,965
Posted By linus

You are exaggerating the benefit of steel. ...

You are exaggerating the benefit of steel.

I'll call BS on that "feel of steel".
Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By linus

LOL. Try MTB jersey. I know designs are...

LOL.

Try MTB jersey. I know designs are funky, but MTB long sleeve jerseys are fantastic for touring.
Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By linus

Mine are all S&S 26x26x10 case. one of them is...

Mine are all S&S 26x26x10 case. one of them is their standard grey case and the second one in the picture is their "Designer" case.

Carbon rims are stronger than alloy rims and stiffer as well....
Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By linus

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 04:10 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,677
Posted By linus

Hong Kong Victoria Peak. ...

Hong Kong Victoria Peak.


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Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By linus

Mine is 700c. They fit with tires on without a...

Mine is 700c. They fit with tires on without a problem. I like them off because tires are dirty and I don't like dirt everywhere in my case.

I do get more scratches on my carbon rims though...
Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 03:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By linus

I know you are not fond of disc brakes, but you...

I know you are not fond of disc brakes, but you can't deny the fact that they work better when weather and terrain go down on you.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/45175207051_291c548aa7_h.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,401
Posted By linus

I forgot to mention if you have di2 or Etap...

I forgot to mention if you have di2 or Etap system with batteries, you should remove them from your bike or bike case and carry them with you in the carry-on baggage. You will be flagged down by a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By linus

Yes, Tara fits inside the case flat. I carry...

Yes, Tara fits inside the case flat. I carry everything in the case except for my helmet.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/44235303375_0a079e1fab_h.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,401
Posted By linus

For some reason, I always forget that I can't...

For some reason, I always forget that I can't pack Toothpaste and Sunscreen lotion larger than 120ml. So I lost about a lifetime supply of Sunscreen Lotion.

The thing that I don't get is, why do...
Forum: Touring
10-06-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By linus

I'll play too.

I take two trips per year about 2 months. And I don't do much touring in North America so S&S coupled bike is no brainer.

The bike (Salsa Travel Stainless Steel) and the case on the bottom left....
Forum: Touring
10-04-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,074
Posted By linus

That's just a nicer way to say one that does...

That's just a nicer way to say one that does nothing particularly well.
Forum: Touring
09-28-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,074
Posted By linus

Why would you want that? That's a curse!!!

Why would you want that? That's a curse!!!
Forum: Touring
09-22-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,967
Posted By linus

Q-factor is important to many people. I wouldn't...

Q-factor is important to many people. I wouldn't ride anything wider than 150mm.

Curved crankarms are designed to clear chainstays and sensors for crankarms.
Forum: Touring
09-12-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By linus

Wow. I don't even.....

Wow. I don't even.....
Forum: Touring
09-10-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,967
Posted By linus

Subcompact 46/30T double chainrings with a...

Subcompact 46/30T double chainrings with a combination of an 11-36T or 11-40T cassette. I was using standard compact cranksets, but I feel much better with subcompact cranksets now that I travel a...
Forum: Touring
08-31-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,074
Posted By linus

Try Google and read some news online. The level...

Try Google and read some news online. The level of ignorance is too much for me to worth my time.
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,074
Posted By linus

Jeez. Check stats before you speak.

Jeez. Check stats before you speak.
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,410
Posted By linus

22.5lbs? Why is your bike so heavy? Are you...

22.5lbs? Why is your bike so heavy? Are you including the garmin and water bottles and stuff too?
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By linus

People need to check their sarcasm sensors...

People need to check their sarcasm sensors checked.
Forum: Touring
08-25-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By linus

Same with my 1030.

Same with my 1030.
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By linus

I have 1030 and it has great battery life. After...

I have 1030 and it has great battery life. After using it for about 12hours with Navigation and everything (Phone, Etap, and HRM) connected, I had 40% battery left.

I have an external battery to...
Forum: Touring
08-21-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By linus

I have used 160mm Ice-Tech rotors with Hy/rd in...

I have used 160mm Ice-Tech rotors with Hy/rd in Thailand last year. It worked okay, but I wanted more power so I went with Etap HRD with Dura-Ace 160mm Ice-tech Rotors in Oregon last year and the...
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By linus

Funny how you say that. I've been using them for...

Funny how you say that. I've been using them for the season already. More weight doesn't mean more puncture protection. There are better ways judge.....like trying them instead of just guessing.
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By linus

They have Smooth version.

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Forum: Touring
08-13-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By linus

Different bike, but same idea. ...

Different bike, but same idea.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/30151842328_bbba1f5bd9_h.jpg
Forgot to mention I also carry a tent, cooking gear, and drone in my pack.
Forum: Touring
08-01-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,012,918
Posted By linus

I like the contrast between powermeter and simple...

I like the contrast between powermeter and simple stanless steel mug. :thumb: Doesn't it rattle when you ride?
Forum: Touring
08-01-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By linus

Depends....

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/38831626934_9a9b706fec_h.jpg

I've carried about 7pounds on each side and didn't have any problem. They don't recommend using a front rack though.
Forum: Touring
07-20-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,293
Posted By linus

Even more ...

Even more

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=4438&v=DZT
Forum: Touring
07-20-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,587
Posted By linus

I guess people here are not used to seeing...

I guess people here are not used to seeing wealthier people that ride.

I know many couples travel to different countries rides a lot more 120miles a day. Also, the same people are fine with...
Forum: Touring
07-15-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,293
Posted By linus

I agree with Happy Feet. I like the mix and...

I agree with Happy Feet.

I like the mix and I don't want to be a distance away from society. I don't have a wife or kids, but I love my nephews and nieces like my own so I want to be in a...
Forum: Touring
07-09-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,718
Posted By linus

Damn. It's mind-boggling to see so many people...

Damn. It's mind-boggling to see so many people are paranoid about stuff that didn't happen.

Every time I hear people say this imaginary place "in the middle of nowhere", I just want to throw up.
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