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11-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

Send an e-mail to Third Eye, they might have an...

Send an e-mail to Third Eye, they might have an old one in inventory they can sell you. I sent them an e-mail about nine years ago and they were very responsive.

I prefer a helmet mounted one,...
Forum: Touring
11-26-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,427
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...
Forum: Touring
11-26-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Quick note to those that are commenting on the...

Quick note to those that are commenting on the quality of tent poles - the OP specified a trekking pole tent. Those tents use a vertical (or near vertical) pole(s) that are not bent when in use. The...
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know a guy that when it is really hot dry...

I know a guy that when it is really hot dry weather, he wears a white cotton long sleeve shirt, the type of shirt you would usually see someone wearing with a tie. I recall thinking that it was a...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, I saw that too. But I usually start out in...

Yeah, I saw that too. But I usually start out in the morning with between 6 and 7 pounds of water on my bike, when someone says they want to carry 8 to 10, I question how realistic that is.

With...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think a good rack needs to be a single purpose...

I think a good rack needs to be a single purpose device. It needs to be stiff, not have a bad resonance that could cause bike shimmy, is strong, ideally be light weight, and be able to suffer a lot...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think Sturmey Archer instructions should be...

I think Sturmey Archer instructions should be used, if any.

My Dual Drive, if I recall the only constraint from Sram was that it should not be used on cargo bikes, but your Sturmey Archer link...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not on my bikes, but on my GPS screens as screen...

Not on my bikes, but on my GPS screens as screen protectors, I have used thick clear packing tape. Roll is about two inches wide. I think it was Office Depot brand.
11-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
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: 1,433
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
11-22-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

FYI: ...

FYI:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/22/photos-of-anti-covid-protests-in-europe.html
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just used black electrical tape. Yes it is not...

I just used black electrical tape. Yes it is not clear, but it works. In my case no paint to protect, but I did not want dings in the titanium.
...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,023
Posted By Tourist in MSN

0 - Less noise as they wear in, it takes a lot of...

0 - Less noise as they wear in, it takes a lot of distance to polish the spur gear teeth.

1 - Gears 1-7 use the third planetary gear system that acts as a low range, but when in gears 8-14 that...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

IGH ranges from 3 up to 14 gears. (Or is there...

IGH ranges from 3 up to 14 gears. (Or is there still a two speed IGH available?)

When I first got my Rohloff, I disliked how far apart each gear was, but quickly got used to the the 13 percent...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

FYI: ...

FYI:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59363256
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Perhaps you did not read where I said: I made a...

Perhaps you did not read where I said: I made a huge mistake on this ACA trip I did with a dozen other bikers, I put up my clothesline before I did my laundry, when I was done washing my clothesline...
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some of my tours where I am not sure about...

Some of my tours where I am not sure about weather, I bring one long sleeve jersey and one short sleeve one. And also a long sleeve jersey that is full zip and a litte thicker that I instead consider...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
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.
...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. A bit over a decade ago there was a...

Yup.

A bit over a decade ago there was a particular bike I wanted to buy, not sold in USA and I was not too interested in paying a lot in customs duty to import it from Europe. Then one popped up...
Replies: 18
Views: 743
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...
11-18-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple alternatives: The Planet Bike...

A couple alternatives:

The Planet Bike Superflash 65 has a courtesy mode. It is bright and then dim and bright again, but it is a slow transition, not a strobe like effect. I have one in the AAA...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your goal is to put parts on it and sell it,...

If your goal is to put parts on it and sell it, considering the shortages of parts there is probably nobody that can tell you the best way to make a profit.
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not think aero when it comes to clothing,...

I do not think aero when it comes to clothing, but I have heard that flapping clothing has much more drag. My windbreaker probably flaps somewhat.

I try to be self sufficient when touring for...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A quick note on used wheels. A friend of mine...

A quick note on used wheels. A friend of mine had accumulated a set of lightweight wheels and after he had not used them for a few years, he offered them to me. I took them, put a cassette on back,...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
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
11-16-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you include civil twilight, roughly nine...

When you include civil twilight, roughly nine hours per day when you do not need artificial light....
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had to read that twice to get it. Very good. ...

I had to read that twice to get it. Very good.
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You can get conversion gizmos for some hubs. I do not know if they are interchangeable or not, I plan to be clueless on all things...
11-16-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had one light failure in the past decade,...

I have had one light failure in the past decade, my month long bike tour in Iceland was wet, lots of rain days. I had an XLC taillight and the circuitry corroded, quit working. But bike touring I...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are not aware, the New York Times had a...

If you are not aware, the New York Times had a piece on the Empire State Trail. Paywall, not sure if you can open this or not....
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I put that stuff in a handlebar bag that has a...

I put that stuff in a handlebar bag that has a convenient quick release mechanism. But if you do not want to use an option like that, get a small drybag and keep your valuables in that, get a size...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
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
11-13-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You saw the bike setup for mountain biking in the...

You saw the bike setup for mountain biking in the previous posting.

I usually have fenders on that bike, and with fenders I can't fit a bottle cage there. I can't fit the fenders in the S&S case...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is pretty much my thinking. The only reason...

That is pretty much my thinking. The only reason I chose to buy that frame bag was:
(1) I was going to do a week long mountain biking trip, I do not have a mountain bike but my expedition touring...
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have occasionally used a frame bag about 3...

I have occasionally used a frame bag about 3 inches thick. But I think the only people that would have trouble are those that think they are riding in a time trial and are trying to get more aero...
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pasted: AMSTERDAM, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The Dutch...

Pasted:
AMSTERDAM, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The Dutch government on Thursday was considering whether to impose Western Europe's first partial lockdown since the summer, as new coronavirus cases jumped to...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,843
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is really funny. I needed a shim for...

That is really funny.

I needed a shim for some 25.4 handlebars to fit a 26mm stem. My micrometer told me exactly how many layers of aluminum sheet I needed from a beer can to make the perfect...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
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...
11-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You asked the question is it within 1 mph at 25...

You asked the question is it within 1 mph at 25 mph? That is a 4 percent error tolerance, you are likely within 4 percent for speed which many would find good enough.

Many bike computers round off...
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
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: 1,047
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: 1,047
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
11-08-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Tourist in MSN

To my comment: One more thing to consider if...

To my comment:
One more thing to consider if you are going to pursue a 20 inch folder like a Bike Friday. They lack the higher gears with a 20 inch wheel.

Response was:


I might have gotten a...
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more thing to consider if you are going to...

One more thing to consider if you are going to pursue a 20 inch folder like a Bike Friday. They lack the higher gears with a 20 inch wheel. There are some ways around that, bigger chainrings are an...
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am pretty happy with the Schwalbe Marathons...

I am pretty happy with the Schwalbe Marathons (with Greenguard) in the widest tire that fits your bike.
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Close up photos of the decals may be useful.

Close up photos of the decals may be useful.
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The last time I flew somewhere with my bike, one...

The last time I flew somewhere with my bike, one of my rear panniers met the airline dimensions for carry on to stow in the overhead and one of my front panniers met the airline dimensions for...
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do not rule out Ritchey Break Away bikes. That is...

Do not rule out Ritchey Break Away bikes. That is another bike coupling system. It is less robust that the S&S system, but for a road bike it is perfectly adequate.

The Ritchey case is slightly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,553
Posted By Tourist in MSN

After a newbie resurrected your thread a few days...

After a newbie resurrected your thread a few days ago, I just saw your post now where you said:



If you make a box for your bike and want it to last for a while, consider Coroplast instead of...
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