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Forum: Touring
12-06-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you have less than you would need to fill one...

If you have less than you would need to fill one pannier, use one pannier. The weight on one side should not impair handling if on a rear rack, I often use one pannier to go to the grocery store and...
Forum: Touring
12-03-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,821
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I now put my pump bracket under the water bottle...

I now put my pump bracket under the water bottle cage on my seatpost bolts. The pump there collects a lot less road grime that is thrown up by the front tire. I used to mount the pump under the...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I am doing it with someone else, it gets...

If I am doing it with someone else, it gets complicated as our interests are not always the same.

If doing it solo:
1. Why am I going there, is there some interesting nature to see, historical...
Forum: Touring
11-26-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,938
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You can see from the terrain that is was a very...

You can see from the terrain that is was a very dry locale, and not a cloud in the sky certainly adds to that. That was in West Texas, there were some very hot and very dry days.

Another photo of...
11-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have you looked at the Peter White website for...

Have you looked at the Peter White website for wiring information?

I do not understand what you are trying to do with a Y connector, taillights should be wired to the headlight so that the...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,839
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That five speed Sturmey Archer hub could work....

That five speed Sturmey Archer hub could work. Using a five speed cassette to approximate the five speed IGH in the calculator. Something like this:...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,839
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And once again I am reminded of why I bought a...

And once again I am reminded of why I bought a Rohloff bike for the rougher terrain.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I find that the B17 or Flyer works well for me...

I find that the B17 or Flyer works well for me but only on bikes where I sit more upright or on bikes that I do not use the drops on drop bars.

When I use the drops I want a narrower saddle that...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I agree with the others, keep what you have. ...

I agree with the others, keep what you have.

During the pandemic I was looking around for a good exercise route to ride solo, about 65 to 75 miles that I could ride from home. And found a good...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,919
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You have read comments from everyone and I am...

You have read comments from everyone and I am sure you have given it due consideration.

Remember to bring your helmet rain cover, whichever gloves you prefer for cool and damp weather, shoe...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Tourist in MSN

With savings from fee avoidance, I paid for my...

With savings from fee avoidance, I paid for my couplers and the cost of the S&S Backpack case before the airlines cut their fees. So, my couplers and case are paid for.

But, the cost savings from...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,919
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you. I no longer bother to argue with...

Thank you.

I no longer bother to argue with people that have no respect for rules. In their mind they are always right since rules do not apply to them.
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Internal width of 26mm is pretty wide for a 32mm...

Internal width of 26mm is pretty wide for a 32mm tire. Are you sure that is what you really want?

Zinn recently commented on tire width and rim width, pasted from his article:
A general guideline...
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,919
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you want to propose illegal activities, I...

If you want to propose illegal activities, I suggest you do that elsewhere.
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I was going to put outer housing over the...

If I was going to put outer housing over the inner along the top tube, I would just cut a piece of outer housing that is a hair shorter than the distance between the cable stops. (Also factor in the...
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you were careful to make sure that your straps...

If you were careful to make sure that your straps around the downtube were between the cables and frame, you probably could leave your downtube cables as is. You might want to try it first that way,...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,791
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you specifically replied to one of my posts...

When you specifically replied to one of my posts saying: Using an Eink screen to review photographs wouldn't work well at all. .. just letting you know that I was not using a phone for that purpose.
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,791
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I still use cameras, the ones that can't be used...

I still use cameras, the ones that can't be used to talk to anyone or send messages.
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I remembered this post by Kingston a couple years...

I remembered this post by Kingston a couple years ago, found it:



I remembered it because she finished a 200k on her fat bike faster than I did and she had shifter problems on that ride, often...
11-03-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is correct. A couple months ago I had...

That is correct.

A couple months ago I had just finished a week long backpacking trip, was taking off my hiking boots and putting on shoes that were better suited for driving, someone in the...
Forum: Touring
11-01-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,635
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was not even thinking about what he or she was...

I was not even thinking about what he or she was saying, I just wanted to point out to anyone that looked at this thread for the first time that the world has changed as far as oversize fees go.
10-29-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A guy I know said that his daughter's bike was...

A guy I know said that his daughter's bike was stolen, a few days later she saw it on Craigslist. The police would do nothing to help because she did not have proof that she owned it.

Decades ago...
10-27-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not understand this thread, what does a...

I do not understand this thread, what does a motorcycle lighting system on a bicycle have to do with UCI and fairings and some photos from over a century ago?
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Clothing, I always have a down vest. Packs really...

Clothing, I always have a down vest. Packs really tiny, weighs almost nothing. Front open, adds little warmth, front zipped or snapped up and adds more. Under a windbreaker or rain jacket it adds a...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The volume of your tent and the volume of your...

The volume of your tent and the volume of your sleeping bag will be key factors for the total volume you can carry. If you are traveling in heat in any areas where water will be scarce, you will need...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I paid for the S&S couplers on my bike frame and...

I paid for the S&S couplers on my bike frame and the S&S Backpack case from savings on airline oversize fees. But since then, Delta and American dropped the fees, and someone recently commented that...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with AdamRice, shorts that are too loose...

Agree with AdamRice, shorts that are too loose are ok while on the bike.

On a previous trip I had some bike shorts that would slip down when off the bike, I used a nylon strap around the outside...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This may help: ...

This may help:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html

It is unclear what you have, is it a five arm triple, 74mm BCD inner and 110mm BCD middle and outer?

If it is a five arm 74mm...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,028
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you serious, tubular tires for touring?

Are you serious, tubular tires for touring?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,862
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure if there are any Airnimal dealers...

I am not sure if there are any Airnimal dealers in USA at this time or not. I bought my Joey frame and built it up myself over a decade ago. Has 24 inch wheels so not as portable as some of the other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have MKS EZY, bought them over a decade ago,...

I have MKS EZY, bought them over a decade ago, not sure if the model I bought is still sold.
...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You list the specialized diverge comp as your...

You list the specialized diverge comp as your sole bike under your profile.

Which I find this on the internet
...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You did not say when, I assume next year. By then...

You did not say when, I assume next year. By then if you broaden your area to include rest of North America, Canadian Maritimes have some fairly quiet roads and if Covid restrictions have fallen by...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have kickstands on several of my bikes. But I...

I have kickstands on several of my bikes. But I did not put one on my road bike as I rarely leave that bike somewhere that would involve a kickstand, did not put one on my titanium bike due to...
10-12-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not familiar with your lights, but when you...

I am not familiar with your lights, but when you cite the upper or lower position, perhaps the end of the battery has a shape that prevents it from touching a contact.

If the contact in the light...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Typically frames for drop bars have shorter top...

Typically frames for drop bars have shorter top tubes than frames for flat bars. Thus, if you put drop bars on a hybrid, you might want to shop for a smaller sized hybrid than you typically would.
...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,034
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Huhh?

Huhh?
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,072
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes. And I suspect that some of them would...

Yes.

And I suspect that some of them would prefer cash, as they might play with the books to pay lower taxes and it is easier to play with the books when you did not have a bunch of revenue...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,072
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In Nova Scotia two years ago someone at a bakery...

In Nova Scotia two years ago someone at a bakery looked at my credit card and handed it back to me, said they would only take cash. I did not ask about debit cards, I had a few hundred (CAD) so I...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, but the next hill was REALLY tough. ...

Yeah, but the next hill was REALLY tough.

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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you are looking at on-line grades for...

When you are looking at on-line grades for routing, sometimes the computer pulls numbers off a map and plotted up a graph without a good basis in reality.

A friend of mine was proposing a route. I...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sawyer Mini Filter and Gravity System.

A couple times a year a thread starts on water filters. And sometimes some heated debates start, sometimes not. Many filters are mentioned, but little consensus is reached.

I am not trying to...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Flat bar touring bikes are more common in...

Flat bar touring bikes are more common in continental Europe than in North America. So, do not assume flat bar touring is bad, some of it is regional preference.

Regarding the quality level, from...
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You need a good physical therapist to help you...

You need a good physical therapist to help you develop a good core strength training plan. Hopefully a PT that can look at an X ray and figure out what will help and what won't. Ask the PT if you can...
09-24-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,877
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting but I am going to stick with...

Thanks for posting but I am going to stick with what I use for now.

I use weather service for very specific detailed locations. On their forecasts you can click on a graphical analysis and that...
09-23-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,877
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Anything that provides a good detailed weather...

Anything that provides a good detailed weather forecast, must include wind speed and direction, probability of precip and estimated quantity of precip, temp and dewpoint estimates are good too.
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

<I assume you meant much, not muck> I agree....

<I assume you meant much, not muck>

I agree. If the hill is shallow enough to pedal, pedal. If too steep to pedal, then push. Not a lot more analysis is necessary.

But if the OP really wants to...
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That horizontal piece where your seat is...

That horizontal piece where your seat is attached, is that round? If so, what is the diameter? If it is a diameter that you could shim to install a 1 1/8 inch threadless high angle (~ 35 degree)...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not notice any wind blown rain coming in,...

I did not notice any wind blown rain coming in, top or bottom. The fly height above ground could be adjusted slightly by changing how close the fly is to the tent stake.
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The lower sign said 3km at 13 percent, the 4km...

The lower sign said 3km at 13 percent, the 4km sign was specific to "no stopping on hill" criteria, but for your example that is unimportant. And yes, the hill had a nearly continuous grade. Profile...
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