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Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Resurrected 13 year old thread.

Resurrected 13 year old thread.
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I took a couple photos to explain the corroplast...

I took a couple photos to explain the corroplast stiffener better. The corroplast is a white rectangle in the photo, U shaped so it it up against the saddle, in the bottom and comes up on the back...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if I described the coroplast...

I do not know if I described the coroplast stiffener very well, I will try to remember to take a photo to post later.

As noted above, Carradice makes bag supports which might be useful if you...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just noticed on a different thread that someone...

I just noticed on a different thread that someone posted a photo of his bike with what looks like a Carradice bag and large handlebar bag, photo at this link:...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You might want to also consider a frame bag for...

You might want to also consider a frame bag for some more volume in addition to the bags you cited.

I have a Carradice Nelson Longflap, that is a bit smaller than the one you are looking at. I...
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use dedicated GPS units, not a phone for GPS...

I use dedicated GPS units, not a phone for GPS tracking.

Occasionally there will be one erratic reading that puts me far away, sometimes a few miles away but on very rare occasions in the middle...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks great. I suspect I might see you using...

Looks great. I suspect I might see you using some of those bags on your Litespeed on a brevet some day.

If you wanted to hang a third bottle cage below the downtube, it is possible to strap a...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In a previous job, some of the technical stuff...

In a previous job, some of the technical stuff that I wrote was read by tens of thousands of scientists and engineers. I learned the hard way that I had to take great pains to avoid ambiguities in...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And it looks like you were in front of her by a...

And it looks like you were in front of her by a few feet when you took the photo. Going that fast, I do not take one hand off the bars to take photos.
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That recent time when I needed the cassette tool,...

That recent time when I needed the cassette tool, it was not for a spoke, thus a fiber fix would not have solved my problems.

It was on my Lynskey soon after I built it up that I needed the...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I am going fast enough that I want to apply...

When I am going fast enough that I want to apply the brakes on a downhill, I am going fast enough that I do not want to take my eyes off the road to check to see what my speed is. But I would guess...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I always carried a cassette lockring tool and...

I always carried a cassette lockring tool and wrench, even after many tours when I never needed it. I thought about leaving it out, until a short five day trip near home where I needed it. Since...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point, a couple months ago I was offered a...

Good point, a couple months ago I was offered a cabin at a good price instead of a tent space. Good thing I had my own sleeping bag and air mattress, the bare plywood would have been an...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Oops. As I said, I do not have any Aluminum...

Oops. As I said, I do not have any Aluminum frame experience, I have never owned a frame that had a chainstay that was dimpled like that for a crank arm. Chainrings, yes, but not crank arms. ...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have any experience with Aluminum...

I do not have any experience with Aluminum frames, but that dent in the drive side chainstay looks a bit scary to me. Has anyone that knows frames looked at it?
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not carry a good cable cutter on tour, I...

I do not carry a good cable cutter on tour, I already have too much weight in tools. If I need to cut an outer housing on a bike tour, I will go to a bike shop. I carry a spare inner rear brake and...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 362
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have done several trips with a former...

I have done several trips with a former co-worker, we both are about the same age, similar philosophy to life, etc. Yet, sometimes we get pretty angry with each other. We are talking about doing a...
10-11-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By Tourist in MSN

General rule of thumb is that the weight of the...

General rule of thumb is that the weight of the lock is inversely proportional to the weight of the bike. Or more simply, lighter bike uses a heavier lock.

The lock I got for my Titanium bike is...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Credit card touring is a common term for staying...

Credit card touring is a common term for staying indoors, eating in restaurants, etc. while on your bike tour. In other words, credit card touring is not tenting.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

MacB.., I assume you have a good quality cable...

MacB.., I assume you have a good quality cable cutter. If not, that can come in really handy for cutting outer housing, you might want to get one.

I think mine is a Sram one, it has an awl built...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the first time I have seen an update on a...

This is the first time I have seen an update on a post from the OP after eight years. That might be a new record.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago before indexed shifting became the...

Years ago before indexed shifting became the norm, all cable was made the same way as brake cable housing. But indexed shifting needed more precision in the cable position at the derailleur, thus...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is compressionless cable housing for...

There is compressionless cable housing for brakes, but it specifically is labeled for brakes.

When I built up a bike with a TRP Spyre rear brake, the instructions for the brake specifically...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue what permanganate of potash is or...

I have no clue what permanganate of potash is or what it is used for, perhaps if I knew I would then ask where to buy some?



On my last tour I rode for a couple days with a gal from Germany,...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What are the symptoms of a dying Shimano dynohub?...

What are the symptoms of a dying Shimano dynohub? Was it a catastrophic failure that stops you somewhere or did the electrics die while you could continue rolling?

I bought a used wheel with a...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Glad i could help. And, I really hope you are...

Glad i could help. And, I really hope you are happy with that decision.

I noted above that I use drop bars with the Hubbub Adapter to put the shifter on the right side bar end on my drop bars. ...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Compressionless derailleur housing can be unsafe...

Compressionless derailleur housing can be unsafe when used for brake cables because brakes can put a lot more compression on the housing than derailleurs, they are not designed for that and can fail....
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My only advice is to take the golden gate bridge,...

My only advice is to take the golden gate bridge, you will remember riding across it on a bike for the rest of your life.

I assume you are credit card touring. You said you were there for work...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is called a chainglider. I do not use one,...

It is called a chainglider. I do not use one, but those that use it love it. Users boast of longer chainlife, minimal maintenance and they claim their kids do better in school. (Ok, they don't...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And it only took three years to do so.

And it only took three years to do so.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,998
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have canti brakes on a couple bikes, V brakes...

I have canti brakes on a couple bikes, V brakes with Travel Agents on one, mini-V brakes on one, sidepulls on one, vintage Mafac centerpulls on one, and on one bike a disc in rear with a V brake and...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tell everybody it is Hershey brown, then it will...

Tell everybody it is Hershey brown, then it will look better.
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no problem reaching down and turning my...

I have no problem reaching down and turning my lights on or off that are fork crown mounted or the one in the photo above that is mounted on a canti brake mount. The lights are under my handlebar...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you mean something like this, several...

If you mean something like this, several companies make things like this. A piece of threaded rod and some nuts could attach it to any existing screw fitting....
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My lights are dynohub powered, but there is no...

My lights are dynohub powered, but there is no reason that you can't use a battery light on a similar mount.

I have my light under my bar bag mounted on the fork crown on one bike. I did a lot of...
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My comment essentially was that I preferred...

My comment essentially was that I preferred shifting my Rohloff compared to a derailleur bike.



Photo of my cockpit on my Rohloff bike on my Canadian Maritimes trip this past June and July, the...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was off on a trip when this thread started, so...

I was off on a trip when this thread started, so I did not see it until now. (Backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail.)

I built up my Rohloff bike in 2013. Initially I thought that the 13 percent...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Doug, the figure in the lower left might be...

Doug, the figure in the lower left might be useful.
https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_upload/tubus/downloads/technische-zeichnungen/hinterradtraeger/Cargo_Evo_TZ_2.0.pdf

Looks like the options...
10-04-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Tourist in MSN

From teh photo I can't see if there is a threaded...

From teh photo I can't see if there is a threaded fender mount at the fork tip. If so, that is an option as I noted here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/21144366-post2.html

I used a threaded rod and...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I also am using the Salmon pads when I replace...

I also am using the Salmon pads when I replace pads. A friend of mine has also said that rims last longer with Koolstop Salmon pads.
10-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Maybe the LED circuitry itself is 1.5v, but dyno...

Maybe the LED circuitry itself is 1.5v, but dyno powered LED headlights have to be able of taking a wide range of voltages of AC because they are expected to produce reasonably good light at a speed...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure what all the changes were to the...

I am not sure what all the changes were to the EVO, but for the Logo which is the rack I have I thought that the EVO was an upgrade when I ordered my Logo EVO.

You would only have to file off a...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is what I would do. With a good file it...

That is what I would do. With a good file it would take less time than the time to post the message here.

I use black fingernail polish that I bought at Dollar Tree to touch up the black paint on...
10-01-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not familiar with it. In general terms, bottle...

Not familiar with it. In general terms, bottle dynamos that powered two incandescent lights ran two lights in parallel, a 0.6 watt taillight and a 2.4 watt headlamp. But most LED taillights are...
10-01-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,004
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had no complaint with the Shimano or SP...

I have had no complaint with the Shimano or SP plugs that connect the wires to the dynohub. There have been a few people that commented that they fell off the hub, but perhaps because I usually used...
10-01-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Tourist in MSN

1 - That is a maybe, depends on the alternator...

1 - That is a maybe, depends on the alternator you look at. The vintage Union brand one that I had on my errand bike would go onto a fairly large diameter fork, but there are limits.

2 - Depends...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with Alan S on ease of shifting. My last...

Agree with Alan S on ease of shifting. My last tour was five weeks in the Canadian Maritimes, most of that was Nova Scotia. And it was all up and down. Not much was really steep, but it was very...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a frame bag that fits one of my bikes...

I have a frame bag that fits one of my bikes quite well when I have a tall water bottle in the cage attached to my seat tube. No generic list of bags would list which ones would fit well with one...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Since Alan S owns both a derailleur Troll and a...

Since Alan S owns both a derailleur Troll and a Rohloff Troll, I am looking forward to his comments to see if his experience is different than mine.

Not owning a Troll, my comments are generic. ...
09-30-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago one of the first LED headlights was the...

Years ago one of the first LED headlights was the B&M D-Lumotec Oval. They made that in a bottle generator model in addition to dynohub model, the difference was that the bottle version did not have...
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