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Forum: Touring
10-11-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By schnellfahrer

axolotl...

axolotl (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/axolotl-22392.html) has it. I was pretty happy with the Michelin maps on my trip through France and was bummed if I couldn't find them, they are the best....
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By schnellfahrer

Thanks all for the useful information and...

Thanks all for the useful information and feedback on this!

@bikemig (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bikemig-302603.html) I only have the front wheel unfortunately, the rear went missing a...
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By schnellfahrer

Eisentraut Limited with Campagnolo components

Used to be my dad's who got it as a touring bike in the 80s. Has Campagnolo components and the gear ratios were designed to avoid overlapping speeds. If it's fixed up, what kind of value am I looking...
10-01-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By schnellfahrer

Yes, avoid TBIs. I took a crash and got...

Yes, avoid TBIs. I took a crash and got concussed, haven't really been the same since. Although, I was wearing a helmet at the time.

I love the area around Poway, Ramona and Julian. But you will...
Forum: Touring
10-01-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By schnellfahrer

Shake out trips are great ideas, even just an...

Shake out trips are great ideas, even just an overnight somewhere. My biggest frustration with touring was getting flats and occasional broken spoked but I fixed this by making sure I had good tires...
Forum: Touring
10-01-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By schnellfahrer

Good job and thanks for the trip report. I rode...

Good job and thanks for the trip report. I rode from Medford Oregon down to San Francisco years ago. I like the MO of taking a leisurely pace and leaving time to explore. For each place I visited on...
Forum: Touring
10-01-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By schnellfahrer

Hey SonicSpeed, you should do this. I rode the US...

Hey SonicSpeed, you should do this. I rode the US cross-country from west to east when I was 19 my second year of college. That trip changed my life and was one of the best decisions I ever made. As...
Forum: Touring
10-01-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By schnellfahrer

That blurry campsite photo makes me nostalgic. Do...

That blurry campsite photo makes me nostalgic. Do you have an itinerary or are you just doing it day by day?
Forum: Introductions
09-05-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By schnellfahrer

Thanks guys! I don't do many online forums in...

Thanks guys! I don't do many online forums in general but this is a good one, wish I'd jumped in sooner.
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,425
Posted By schnellfahrer

Ha. I was introduced to Tim Horton's on my first...

Ha. I was introduced to Tim Horton's on my first cross-country bike tour when I crossed into Canada. Donuts and coffee were the best first breakfast on cold foggy grey mornings in the Ontario...
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By schnellfahrer

I will share my experience but it may be dated....

I will share my experience but it may be dated. Many of the suggestions advocate wider tires.

I rode cross-country from LA to NYC and started out with a pair of panaracers. I had flats non-stop,...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By schnellfahrer

This looks like an interesting idea. What...

This looks like an interesting idea. What Darth_Lefty says makes sense, there is a trade-off between low rolling resistance and shock absorption. You are asking the bike to do something it's not...
Forum: Introductions
09-05-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By schnellfahrer

First time on forum

Haven't ever considered myself a cyclist, it's always been a means of travel. My father and uncle started a tradition of cross-country cycle touring and passed the torch to me. I road from LA to NYC...
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