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10-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By 10 Wheels

Ride More...All Normal

Ride More...All Normal
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By David in Maine

You can check out the trip reports on...

You can check out the trip reports on crazyguyonabike.com
I find it a helpful place to learn about new regions.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By mpath

You can try and PM TrekMogul here. He spends...

You can try and PM TrekMogul here. He spends months at a time cycling South Asia.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Iride01

You can search RideWithGPS, Strava and other...

You can search RideWithGPS, Strava and other sites for routes and actual rides that others may have done and made public. Then you can see elevation profile and other things that might make some...
07-17-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Charliekeet

Ditto. Steel or quality aluminum, like an old...

Ditto. Steel or quality aluminum, like an old Cannondale. Youíll be fine at that weight. I am :)

Just keep moving, each day. Things will get better & youíll enjoy it.
07-17-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Aladin

Just skimmed that tripe.. nonsense. Wider...

Just skimmed that tripe.. nonsense.

Wider rubber... find psi that gives the desired ride. Spend some coins on the rubber. The wide rim **** is just that.

INSULIN .. makes one fat. Eat so the...
07-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By VegasTriker

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels...

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels over one that has narrower rims. In general, bikes with narrow rim wheels and higher pressure tires are going to be faster than ones with wider tires...
07-16-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By thehammerdog

I go about 15 stone. bike is ok. 😄

I go about 15 stone.
bike is ok.
😄
07-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By thehammerdog

I go about 15 stone. bike is ok. 😄

I go about 15 stone.
bike is ok.
😄
07-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By BlazingPedals

It wasn't in the original question, but bike...

It wasn't in the original question, but bike durability seemed to be a side-current in the thread. Possibly due to other responses, not the OP?
07-16-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Aladin

Don't see where the OP was asking per wheels or...

Don't see where the OP was asking per wheels or addressing the issue. :deadhorse2:
07-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By BlazingPedals

At your weight, a good set of wheels is...

At your weight, a good set of wheels is mandatory. Cheap factory-built wheels that aren't laced tightly enough or have enough spokes will self-destruct.
07-16-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Aladin

DO.. the speed that works for you. Comfortable...

DO.. the speed that works for you. Comfortable physically and enough to get respiration to a level again comfortable/manageable. FORGET.. asking for advice especially on forums.

MAIN thing: to...
07-16-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By subgrade

Most of the old steel bikes I've ridden were also...

Most of the old steel bikes I've ridden were also very flexible, except for a Swedish army Monark, which was overbuilt like a tank and weighed upwards of 50 lbs.
07-15-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Troul

I've experienced about 7mph difference from...

I've experienced about 7mph difference from indoor to outdoor cycling.
always faster outdoors for me. A lot to do with the being outside thing.
07-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Pop N Wood

I have a 1973 Schwinn Continental I will sell...

I have a 1973 Schwinn Continental I will sell you. That sucker is made out of radiator steel, definitely al dente.
07-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By sean.hwy

Speed on flats is more a function of total watts....

Speed on flats is more a function of total watts. So large big guy could be faster than a very fit lady on the flats. Up hill is different, that's about power to weight ratio.
07-15-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By fietsbob

I refer to Newton " a body in motion tends to...

I refer to Newton " a body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force" .. in this case air resistance is that force..
07-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This does not agree with my experience at all. ...

This does not agree with my experience at all. Old steel bikes I have ridden (Peugeots, Raleighs, Norcos, Fujis and others) are great bikes, but I have found them to be less durable than modern...
07-15-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By pdlamb

Mornings and afternoons are preferable to...

Mornings and afternoons are preferable to mid-day. Just the reduction in solar heating will make it tolerable.

I started a long tour with a total load (bike, me, luggage) around 360 pounds on a...
07-14-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Toadmeister

44C? WOW! Thatís hot. consider going at...

44C? WOW! Thatís hot.

consider going at sunrise to keep temp exposure reasonable.
07-14-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By wolfchild

Don't worry about speed...Focus instead on eating...

Don't worry about speed...Focus instead on eating well and loosing weight.
07-14-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200...

https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/
07-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By jon c.

It isn't that fast and you can do it. Once you...

It isn't that fast and you can do it. Once you get out and start riding you will improve fairly quickly and that sort of pace is well within range.

You can find a lot of threads in the...
07-14-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By dedhed

You're in India? Are the roads crap? Get a...

You're in India? Are the roads crap? Get a mountain bike and put street tires on it.
07-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Darth Lefty

Buy a bike today! Unless it's really hot out,...

Buy a bike today! Unless it's really hot out, then wait a week. An average hybrid will be ok, except for that rear wheel, and it will tell you when/if it breaks. Basically anything tougher than a...
07-14-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By 70sSanO

You should probably look into a steel/aluminum...

You should probably look into a steel/aluminum gravel bike; which is similar to a touring bike with wider tires.

Touring specific bikes have pretty much disappeared from most major brands and have...
07-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By genejockey

I don't know how well 'speed' on an indoor...

I don't know how well 'speed' on an indoor trainer translates to speed in the real world, so like Toadmeister says, I wouldn't be concerned about it. Get out in the air, enjoy the sights, sounds and...
07-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By WGB

I was 275 lbs last I weighed myself. Buy any...

I was 275 lbs last I weighed myself.

Buy any good steel bike. Steel is forgiving of big folks. Especially the old school 27in wheel ones. 27 inch tires are usually 27 1/8 or 27 1/4 which are wide...
07-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By WhyFi

What you're doing on an exercise bike isn't...

What you're doing on an exercise bike isn't likely to predict what you'll do on a bike in the real world.

On flat ground, yes, I would say that 15km/h is a slow pace. That said, 75km per day, day...
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Toadmeister

I would recommend not being concerned with speed....

I would recommend not being concerned with speed. Instead focus on comfort and time outdoors enjoying your ride.

in time you’ll want to do more, further, longer, and faster.
07-14-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,204
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've weighted as much as 118 kg. Any decent bike...

I've weighted as much as 118 kg. Any decent bike will easily hold your weight. Just stay away from the super light racing bikes with only a handful of spokes.

Cruising speed is more a function...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By reynoldsarts

Six months +

Six months +
Forum: Touring
02-09-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You want a good robust reliable bike that is...

You want a good robust reliable bike that is easily repaired that uses components that are easily obtained and replaced. When you consider bikes, think about what you would be doing if something on...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By saddlesores

first bike, first tour. assume you'll be staying...

first bike, first tour. assume you'll be staying on pavement. no fatties needed.

south asia is a relatively large area. could you be more specific?

you can get bikes and parts in thailand,...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By rumrunn6

I listened to a touring podcast & the rider...

I listened to a touring podcast & the rider talked about how 26" wheels, tires & tubes were easier to find internationally (than 700c sizes) so I suppose that would apply to fatbike stuff as well
...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By PedalingWalrus

exactly. I love my fat bike and I did take it on...

exactly. I love my fat bike and I did take it on 2 night tours but always off road. On road it's like fingernails on a chalkboard. No way. :-)
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By alan s

I have a fat bike with 5” tires for local...

I have a fat bike with 5” tires for local singletrack riding, where I’m basically going nowhere. It’s more fun to ride than a roller coaster and very comfortable over gnarly terrain. Can’t imagine...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Happy Feet

I use a fat bike but would not recommend it for...

I use a fat bike but would not recommend it for standard touring. The rolling resistance is higher than other bikes and I do perhaps,1/2 the distance I can do on my road or converted mountain bike.
...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Rob_E

Fatbikes excel at some specific types of riding....

Fatbikes excel at some specific types of riding. Riding on snow and sand are good candidates for a fat bike. Being 225 pounds is not a reason to get a fat bike. I spent years being heavier than that...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Trevtassie

It'd suck. The 7 speed gears wouldn't have...

It'd suck. The 7 speed gears wouldn't have sufficient range to be able to cope with steep hills when you are loaded. If you are on a budget, find a nice quality 1990s mountain bike with good 36...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By Cyclist0100

Subscribed. Sounds like a fun adventure! ...

Subscribed. Sounds like a fun adventure! Warmshowers and crazyguyonabike seem like excellent resources.
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