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Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,088
Posted By RandomlyWest

Speaking of gravel, the author of the Road.cc...

Speaking of gravel, the author of the Road.cc article writes:

"...in the last few years the Galaxy must have come under considerable pressure from the new breed of gravel and adventure bikes and...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,088
Posted By pakeboi

It's coming . "We do intend on bringing the...

It's coming .

"We do intend on bringing the Galaxy name back in a year or two,"

Trek just recently released a gravel version of their 520 touring .
...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,088
Posted By indyfabz

On the first day of a loop tour out of Missoula...

On the first day of a loop tour out of Missoula the GF and I rant into 2 solo guys from Scotland doing the Trans Am route in the space of maybe 5 miles. They were both riding Dawes touring bikes. The...
11-06-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By AlmostTrick

With proper clothing as long as I'm riding I'll...

With proper clothing as long as I'm riding I'll stay warm enough and will get to my destination in a timely fashion. My concern is having any type of breakdown that'll cause me to stop and then...
11-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,167
Posted By John Nolan

There's really no danger in the cold. per se,...

There's really no danger in the cold. per se, unless you're not dressed for it. Frostbite is a risk in truly frigid conditions, and in that case, wind chill would be a consideration.

The greatest...
10-18-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By stevel610

I concur.

I concur.
10-18-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By dabac

As already mentioned, itís in a good spot to have...

As already mentioned, itís in a good spot to have a failure. The crack reappearing is unlikely to be catastrophic.
Another option is to sleeve it with carbon fiber. There are repair kits...
10-18-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By nomadmax

If I were going to look at the potential cause of...

If I were going to look at the potential cause of that chainstay failure I'd start with the rear hub to make sure it wasn't undersized and causing the dropouts to be drawn in when tightening the...
10-18-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By 5 mph

Maybe this information will be useful to someone...

Maybe this information will be useful to someone else.
For reference information only.
Used reinforcing sleeve to TIG weld it.
Its held some 420 miles now .
...
10-17-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By rekmeyata

I'm not into headlamps, I do wear a light on top...

I'm not into headlamps, I do wear a light on top of my helmet but not under it, runners and hikers usually wear headlamps which I don't do either of those two things. While there probably other...
10-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By sch

Thanks for the followup, but do let us know if...

Thanks for the followup, but do let us know if the repair fails or if it is still repaired in 6 or 12 months. Welding AL tubing 1/16" thick takes some experience
and sleeving it or adding a gusset...
10-16-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By 5 mph

The repair has held up so far but it does make me...

The repair has held up so far but it does make me wonder. The frame itself looks so frail compared to my mountain bike. When you ride a fixed gear bike, you really wrestle with it at times when you...
10-16-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By Thomas15

A welder might have one of two different...

A welder might have one of two different attitudes regarding a fix.

Attitude #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is to butt weld the break and install...
10-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By vja4Him

When cars are approaching, I turn my head away...

When cars are approaching, I turn my head away slightly, so as not to blind the drivers.
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are too many types of "touring" to give you...

There are too many types of "touring" to give you an answer. For example:

On one extreme there are companies that put on trips that they call touring, riding a bike that they provide each day,...
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By djb

you're welcome learning bike mechanic skills is...

you're welcome
learning bike mechanic skills is a gradual process, just like getting into shape riding. Doesnt happen overnight, the most important thing is to start and to keep at it and learn from...
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By djb

yes yes and yes but seriously, check out the...

yes yes and yes
but seriously, check out the Park tools video series of bike mechanics. They are consistently the best how to vids out there, well lit, proper camera work and sound, and the...
10-01-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,806
Posted By bOsscO

Good for them! More companies could/should do...

Good for them! More companies could/should do this.
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Pop N Wood

great suggestion

great suggestion
09-30-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By FoldingSpace

If the rule on the mixed path is verbal or...

If the rule on the mixed path is verbal or audible signal then you should do it. Cyclists of different abilities, some easily startled are using those trails - which should be accepted and...
09-30-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By Reflector Guy

Apparently "Karen" has taken up cycling.

Apparently "Karen" has taken up cycling.
09-30-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By GlennR

Aim for where they are, cause they won't be there...

Aim for where they are, cause they won't be there when you pass.
09-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By ofajen

There can be a safety reason to give a signal...

There can be a safety reason to give a signal before passing.

A rider passed me on the road about a year ago and nearly caused us to collide. I rode down a fairly steep hill, slowing because there...
09-30-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By ofajen

At the moment, the frenetic squirrels are a big...

At the moment, the frenetic squirrels are a big concern here. So many, so active and so random. I really donít want them dashing to and fro and ending up in my front wheel. That would be a mess for...
09-30-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Hmmm, I pass cyclists most training rides -...

Hmmm, I pass cyclists most training rides - cycling is very popular for sport and fitness here, less so commuting though although ebikes among tourists is very common. I usually say "Bom dia" (Good...
09-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By Vismund B

I commute daily in NYC and my experience is the...

I commute daily in NYC and my experience is the same. Iíve been passed while passing others. Iíve seen e-bikes pass in the most dangerous spots on paths. They will pass anywhere, anytime, any...
09-30-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By dsaul

I build bicycles frames as a hobby and, if that...

I build bicycles frames as a hobby and, if that belonged to me or one of my friends, I would weld up the crack and see how long it lasts. The crack is not in a location that would cause a...
09-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,544
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I agree that this frame is now "worthless",...

While I agree that this frame is now "worthless", having come to it's end of life, being such means that any repair attempt has no negative cost but that of the actual repair. So I would replace the...
09-29-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By livedarklions

No, sorry, the rider ahead is in a much worse...

No, sorry, the rider ahead is in a much worse position to account for the relatively silent traffic behind him/her on a path, so the burden of making one's presence known prior to passing on a path...
09-29-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By genejockey

This is why I gave up riding on MUPs - that and...

This is why I gave up riding on MUPs - that and none of them go where I want to go. I've had people respond to "On your left" by pivoting to their LEFT, on their LEFT heel, right into my path. I've...
09-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By friday1970

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland...

This happened to me two weeks ago on the Lakeland Trail. An older couple were side by side, I slowed down and did my usual "on your left". The husband slowed up, veered right into his wife's rear...
09-29-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,000
Posted By tankist

What about passing pedestrians? Yesterday in...

What about passing pedestrians? Yesterday in Pebble Beach, CA I saw how a cyclist shouted at a pedestrian who was about to cross a road. On a clearly marked pedestrian crossing. The cyclist startled...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By HeyPapa

Take a look at the site crazyguyonabike.com....

Take a look at the site crazyguyonabike.com. After checking it out you may wish to post there with information about your plans and ask if anyone is interested.
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By headwind15

Touring covers so many areas, I mean do you want...

Touring covers so many areas, I mean do you want to do strictly pavement, off roading, or a combination? Do you get up early, sleep in? Any idea on how many hours a day in the saddle? What you...
09-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By debade

They are an outstanding organization. They offer...

They are an outstanding organization. They offer the Bicycle Friendly America program that includes Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University. They set...
09-21-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a...

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a very long time - founded in 1880. They changed the name from League of American Wheelman a while ago. I was a member at one time before the name...
06-13-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,024
Posted By indyfabz

Had never heard the term "ripper" to describe a...

Had never heard the term "ripper" to describe a steep hill.
06-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,024
Posted By mr_bill

It’s only 14% for about 100 meters.... ...

It’s only 14% for about 100 meters....

https://i.imgur.com/8cljFTU.png
https://i.imgur.com/bg9vTcG.png

-mr. bill
06-04-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,024
Posted By beachball42

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They just rebuilt a new corridor in our Midtown...
06-02-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,024
Posted By Riveting

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06-01-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,024
Posted By Hypno Toad

The local tap room had an anniversary party and...

The local tap room had an anniversary party and the party closed the block to cars and the bike Blvd.
...
02-11-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,024
Posted By Hypno Toad

When I started this thread, this WTF?!? sign was...

When I started this thread, this WTF?!? sign was on my to-do list:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 26,170
Posted By jcushing

Anything that has to do with this? Not...

Anything that has to do with this?

Not really road cycling, but you get the point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2EqYP4IFdo
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