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Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Resurrected 13 year old thread.

Resurrected 13 year old thread.
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 526
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: 526
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...
09-24-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,007
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought the XS for several reasons, but one...

I bought the XS for several reasons, but one small reason was that I assumed the mount was metal. Pasted from Peter White website:
"The new IQ-XS has similar styling to the IQ-X with a machined and...
09-18-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,007
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No. The older sealed beam headlights had a wide...

No. The older sealed beam headlights had a wide low flat beam on low beam. The lenses were not as precise as modern lenses but they still had a good low beam that was not like a flashlight beam. ...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,241
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pasted from one of the user reviews: I love...

Pasted from one of the user reviews:

I love this bike, now that itís modified. I bought it so I could ride it around my property quietly and itís perfect for that. My suggestions are that Sur Ron...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Last choice? Why?

Last choice? Why?
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few months ago the only place on their website...

A few months ago the only place on their website where I saw the Backroad was in the clearance section, thus I assumed it was being discontinued. I do not see it on their regular website now either....
09-12-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,007
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So little drag that you can't tell when it is in...

So little drag that you can't tell when it is in use on the newest hubs. A good article on them was published in 2012, they concluded that the hub when turned on was equivalent to adding another 5...
09-12-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,007
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Regarding your title, nothing is wrong with them....

Regarding your title, nothing is wrong with them. But manufacturers do not install them because new buyers do not ask for them. Not even on touring bikes where a dynohub for battery charging is...
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I wear a rain jacket (Marmot Precip) and not a...

I wear a rain jacket (Marmot Precip) and not a poncho. I try to sit out the real downpours instead of riding through them, but do ride on the slow soaking drizzly kinds of days when I get very...
Forum: Touring
09-08-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I am predominantly going to be on pavement, I...

If I am predominantly going to be on pavement, I am using 40mm wide Marathons (with Greenguard). But if I predominantly will be on gravel I am using 50 mm wide Dureme in front and Extreme in rear,...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs...

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs than the main beam. On those lights, if you are not moving the main beam would not be lit when you "stand in front of the bike with the light on...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,756
Posted By Tourist in MSN

About a month ago when I was touring in the...

About a month ago when I was touring in the Candian Maritimes, I met a Brit that flew to Toronto, he bought a used bike there for something like $250 CAD, he had ridden it to the Nova Scotia...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Genuine news media? As in the people that if they...

Genuine news media? As in the people that if they find they reported something that was incorrect, they then publish a correction? Yes, I trust them.

If you do not, that is your call.
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are a bunch of you tube videos that show...

There are a bunch of you tube videos that show how different people have packed bikes for air travel in a large cardboard box that they obtained from a bike shop. I would suggest you watch at least...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Midwest is a pretty broad area. I think some of...

Midwest is a pretty broad area. I think some of the Minnesota trails are paved, but I have not ridden any of them. That is something you could research, or perhaps someone on this forum will...
07-26-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not seen any that are the right diameter...

I have not seen any that are the right diameter and also have a dimple for the part of the cage that holds it in the cage.

But I have used some bottles that were smaller diameter. I cut some...
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Contact Oregon and ask them to mail you the...

Contact Oregon and ask them to mail you the Pacific Coast cycling map, let them know your plans and they might have some other useful stuff to send to you too. The map in the photo is the one they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By Tourist in MSN

15 years ago I built up a touring bike, at that...

15 years ago I built up a touring bike, at that time I had a choice of 8 or 9 speed. Some people on forums commented that the 8 speed stayed in adjustment better than 9 speed because the cable pull...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,053
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I got home yesterday (at 2:30am) from my...

When I got home yesterday (at 2:30am) from my last tour, the savings in oversize fees on several flights finally paid for the cost of the S&S couplers and the purchase of the S&S Backpack case.
...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,078
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In the back on the drive side, maybe a Huret...

In the back on the drive side, maybe a Huret Allvit would function just fine with a pannier hanging against it. The part that would be pressing on the pannier does not move in and out. And taht was...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This topic has come up before. I have been told...

This topic has come up before. I have been told that I must be an idiot, can't follow instructions, do not know how to ride a bike, etc.

But there are no inspectors on a bike tour to inspect...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really do not care what others say on this...

I really do not care what others say on this topic, but I wear the underwear under my padded bike shorts and I have no plans to change.
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use Ex Officio brand briefs. There is a seam,...

I use Ex Officio brand briefs. There is a seam, but it has never bothered me.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The touring forum has a lot more LHT users than...

The touring forum has a lot more LHT users than this forum. That is a topic that is often mentioned on that forum. I suggest you ask there.

I used to have a 2004 LHT that I got rid of later. Thus...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think it depends in part on how much weight you...

I think it depends in part on how much weight you plan to carry and how you really define off road. Also, do you plan to have fenders on the bike or not, as fenders can cut down on tire size with...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,569
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Before I retired, my bike tours were one week or...

Before I retired, my bike tours were one week or less.

I was unemployed for over a year and a half in the early 80s when unemployment was over 10 percent. It completely wiped me out financially....
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some years ago someone on this forum mentioned...

Some years ago someone on this forum mentioned that if you are looking for a sharp bit like a thorn or like you said a wire, if you wipe the inside of the tire loosely with a ball of cotton, the...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,159
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I met a couple Italians in Reykjavik on a Sunday...

I met a couple Italians in Reykjavik on a Sunday when all the stores were closed trying to buy front skewers. Both of them left their skewers in the wheels and both were bent in shipping. I had...
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