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Forum: Touring
06-16-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

i thought you said "long-distance unsupported...

i thought you said "long-distance unsupported travel", "Not less than 100 miles on paved roads". If you're doing a single day ride on dry pavement I can see how 2L can be enough. If we're talking...
Forum: Touring
06-15-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

Sigh. Ok let's talk touring bikes for a second. ...

Sigh. Ok let's talk touring bikes for a second. By Nun's account, "any bike is a touring bike if it can be successfully used for long distance unsupported travel". But a C3 doesn't have provisions...
Forum: Touring
06-14-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

But how is a C3 a touring bike. the OP asked...

But how is a C3 a touring bike. the OP asked about touring bikes, which is an interesting question, since even the most expensive touring bikes rarely involve the R&D and sponsorship costs involved...
Forum: Touring
06-14-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,282
Posted By sandro

Use an old school cyclometer. I have some that...

Use an old school cyclometer. I have some that run an entire season on one set of batteries. Sigma, planet bike, and Cateye are a few of the brands.
Forum: Touring
06-12-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

I would only tour on a Rohloff Speedhub 14, a few...

I would only tour on a Rohloff Speedhub 14, a few people already are. Using a 55 tooth front and 22 tooth rear, I can get 20.5-107.6 gear inches of development. That's larger than the range I have...
Forum: Touring
06-12-16, 12:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,480
Posted By sandro

Sigh, the OP has made his decision and I know I...

Sigh, the OP has made his decision and I know I shouldn't feed trolls, but I'm laid up with a cold and bored. So what the hay...

Heat treating doesn't make steel "better". It changes some of the...
Forum: Touring
06-12-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

Sigh, you said somewhere that you aren't an...

Sigh, you said somewhere that you aren't an engineer, and it shows here. You also apparently don't do marketing. I *seriously* doubt that anyone anywhere has ever shown that 105 < Ultra < Dura-Ace...
Forum: Touring
06-11-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

I don't agree with this for the simple reason...

I don't agree with this for the simple reason that a spare belt is pretty light and not hard to carry. I'm pretty sure the belt on my everyday bike is less than 100g. In exchange you don't need to...
Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

"A lot of what you pay for with expensive touring bikes is that it looks prettier..."

Getting back to the OP, I both agree and disagree with this statement. It's all in how you spend your money.

I'm going to use examples I'm intimately familiar with, and I'm sure people will...
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 31,099
Posted By sandro

Does that mean you swapped to brifters on your...

Does that mean you swapped to brifters on your 920? Which are you using? Any problem getting the TRP hydraulics working with them? It seems like the TRP levers would be tough to replace?
Forum: Introductions
12-05-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By sandro

Hello from College Park, MD

Hi,

I just wanted to take a moment to say hello from College Park, MD just outside of Washington, DC. I've enjoyed riding bicycles all my life, and I look forward to no longer lurking in the...
11-30-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,210,558
Posted By sandro

ISO: 1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP (23") frame & fork...

ISO: 1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP (23") frame & fork or complete bike.

Have: 1988 Schwinn Voyageur 23" Frame (no fork), 1984 Schwinn Voyageur 23" Frame & Fork
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