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Forum: Touring
08-01-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By mm718

Thanks everyone for the photos, tips, and...

Thanks everyone for the photos, tips, and information. Looking forward to giving it go first locally and then maybe on a short tour.
Forum: Touring
07-28-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By mm718

Thanks, guys. Lots of good info here. I think...

Thanks, guys. Lots of good info here. I think rather than convert my touring bike I am going to put together a new bike for local sub 20 mile bike rides and try swept back bars, maybe occasionally...
Forum: Touring
07-27-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By mm718

What is it like touring with swept back handlebars?

On my local loop at least I am getting tired of drop bars. I've always liked swept back bars for shorter rides but don't know what they'd be like over 60 miles day after day. Questions:

1. How do...
Forum: Touring
01-22-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,773
Posted By mm718

Yes, people do this with coat hangers and safety...

Yes, people do this with coat hangers and safety tape. I'd be a little worried that it might get snagged on a passing car. The device above breaks away or slides away or something... See link...
Forum: Touring
01-22-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,773
Posted By mm718

I am considering trying something like this. ...

I am considering trying something like this.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1mr&page_id=438996&v=1Wn
Forum: Touring
06-14-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,201
Posted By mm718

Sadly, annoyingly a common concern for doctors...

Sadly, annoyingly a common concern for doctors too (who receive almost no nutritional training). The only people who are protein deficient are those who are calorie deficient. The average omnivore...
Forum: Touring
03-01-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,494
Posted By mm718

I bought 2 extra panniers and a front rack...

I bought 2 extra panniers and a front rack because of a comment similar to your first point. It makes sense on paper but when I stopped to buy a gallon of water (8lbs) before the last 10 or so miles...
Forum: Touring
03-01-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By mm718

It was about 5 years ago and they were not a...

It was about 5 years ago and they were not a recognizable brand so I don't remember. They were $20-$25 on Amazon IIRC, look fine, and completely meet my needs. They are almost identical to the stock...
Forum: Touring
02-27-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By mm718

Glad to know I am not the only one. Many people...

Glad to know I am not the only one. Many people seem to do OK with the stock levers but I hated them... I also swapped the handlebars to 31.8 mm flat top drop bars w/gel pads and Cinelli gel cork...
Forum: Touring
02-25-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By mm718

I had the same issue as the op and switched to...

I had the same issue as the op and switched to Sram levers that look similar to the origin 8's above. It was a world of difference. I couldn't stand the stock LHT levers but am generally happy with...
Forum: Touring
02-10-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,101
Posted By mm718

Skate shoes and BMX pedals for me. I don't wear...

Skate shoes and BMX pedals for me. I don't wear cycling shorts but think that skate shoes would look fine with them. Another option would be "zero drop" lightweight trainers (running shoes). These...
Forum: Touring
12-01-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,379
Posted By mm718

I have a BA tent with mountain glow and really...

I have a BA tent with mountain glow and really don't like it. It's very dim and has an unpleasant depressing hue. You also can't remove the LCD strand, which is sewn into the tent. If I was looking...
Forum: Touring
11-08-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,924
Posted By mm718

31.8 mm drops with "flat tops" are excellent. I...

31.8 mm drops with "flat tops" are excellent. I also added specialized "bar phat" (gel pads) on the tops with Cinelli gel cork tape. Finally interrupter brake levers on the bar tops, make for a more...
Forum: Touring
10-30-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,280
Posted By mm718

Thanks for the review. These are on my list... ...

Thanks for the review. These are on my list...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfWjD8RESC8
Forum: Touring
10-09-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By mm718

You've said you want to travel light. A few...

You've said you want to travel light. A few suggestions with that in mind...

--You don't need a ground cloth unless it's a UL tent with a thin floor.
--There is no need for undershirts.
--You...
Forum: Touring
09-14-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,248
Posted By mm718

Do we have actual unloaded, rackless weights for...

Do we have actual unloaded, rackless weights for the most classic time tested touring bikes (LHT, Trek 520, Novara Randonee, etc)? Based on some weights in CG journals I've seen, I doubt that in...
Forum: Touring
07-09-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By mm718

Jerry Harrison with the Modern lovers--Jonathan...

Jerry Harrison with the Modern lovers--Jonathan Richman lower right?
Forum: Touring
06-23-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,164
Posted By mm718

Those look nice. Good luck with your recovery and...

Those look nice. Good luck with your recovery and return to cycling.
Forum: Touring
06-19-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,164
Posted By mm718

Ditto to all of this^^. I am completely happy...

Ditto to all of this^^. I am completely happy with these and like the look, feel, and price.
Forum: Touring
06-17-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,954
Posted By mm718

Cinelli gel cork tape over gel pads is divine. I...

Cinelli gel cork tape over gel pads is divine. I also use oversized 31.8 drop bars with flat tops which adds even more comfort. Cross levers gives you something to hang on to on the bar tops...
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By mm718

Very nice photos! Inspiring.

Very nice photos! Inspiring.
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By mm718

Should you find yourself needing more carrying...

Should you find yourself needing more carrying capacity, the traditional larger Ortlieb handlebar bag has that same "around-town" function with a supplied shoulder strap. It's also easier to use on ...
Forum: Touring
06-07-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By mm718

I pack on the lighter end of the spectrum (<25...

I pack on the lighter end of the spectrum (<25 lbs) and find myself easily using all of the space of the full size ortlieb handlebar bag. It's nice to have easy access to snacks, sunscreen,...
Forum: Touring
05-31-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By mm718

CGOAB is the easiest to navigate by far and I...

CGOAB is the easiest to navigate by far and I grew to like the look.
Forum: Touring
05-25-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By mm718

Agree with about half of your "2" items above...

Agree with about half of your "2" items above but... no underwear, one pair of bike shorts, one on/off bike shirt, one pair shoes, one pair long gloves for cold weather but otherwise none.
Forum: Touring
05-17-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By mm718

Will this help... ...

Will this help...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLyDTEClBYNZaXOVTurMGtO6lJe5AQtFSd&v=rU8v3Zf8s68

Also, see the third photo down...
...
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,396
Posted By mm718

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=4...

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=4767&v=FV

This guy did 3300 miles across country at 81.
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,336
Posted By mm718

If it's the one I am thinking of that was a good...

If it's the one I am thinking of that was a good journal. An upbeat guy who got in trouble with a local for flying the British flag on his bike higher than the U.S. flag?
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,584
Posted By mm718

Hans Stucke bike toured continuously for 50 years...

Hans Stucke bike toured continuously for 50 years over hundreds of thousands of kilometers on flat pedals.
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,584
Posted By mm718

I've tried both and it's flats forever for me... ...

I've tried both and it's flats forever for me...

Pros:

--Inexpensive. My BMX pedals were $20 and I love them.
--Total comfort on the bike and no you don't need still soled shoes
--Greater...
Forum: Touring
04-19-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By mm718

Here are a couple more. The first is better than...

Here are a couple more. The first is better than the second but thought I'd include both. Also, you mentioned The Philtrons South did you look at their "North" blog as well?
...
Forum: Touring
04-16-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By mm718

I just remembered them from my Crazyguy journal...

I just remembered them from my Crazyguy journal reading. If I remember any others I'll post them.
Forum: Touring
04-16-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By mm718

The first two links below are a maintenance log...

The first two links below are a maintenance log for two bikes from a couple touring the Americas. The third link is a maintenance log for a 15k mile tour of Europe, Asia, and the U.S.
...
Forum: Touring
04-15-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By mm718

Here are 74 "with pets" journals..., ...

Here are 74 "with pets" journals...,

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/categories/?o=tS&doctype=journal&category_id=275
Forum: Touring
03-24-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,561
Posted By mm718

I saw some research supporting the idea that...

I saw some research supporting the idea that non-enthusiasts get more space. I don't remember whether it was specifically investigated or if the authors were speculating but "perceived competence"...
Forum: Touring
03-23-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,561
Posted By mm718

The approachability angle doesn't really ring...

The approachability angle doesn't really ring true to me. I wear normal baggy clothing for comfort and because I don't look good in cycling clothes.
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,964
Posted By mm718

Yes, this makes sense now that I look at it more...

Yes, this makes sense now that I look at it more closely. Wishing a great trip and I hope you keep a journal or at least give us a little recap here...
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,964
Posted By mm718

Oops. Sorry I misunderstood. No problem... ...

Oops. Sorry I misunderstood. No problem...

You wrote:



Did you see the Sheldon does advocate rotating the front tire to the back while putting the new tire on the front?
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,964
Posted By mm718

I did read it before posting. He said "as much...

I did read it before posting. He said "as much as" 3 to 1. Seems like a pretty minor point to me whether it's 2.25 to 1 or 3 to 1. You're welcome for the link
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,964
Posted By mm718

Sheldon Brown on Tire Rotation...

Sheldon Brown on Tire Rotation (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-rotation.html)
Forum: Touring
03-11-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,315
Posted By mm718

Odyssey Twisted. $15 508962

Odyssey Twisted. $15

508962
Forum: Touring
03-09-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,505
Posted By mm718

Will it fit in your car if you remove the wheels?

Will it fit in your car if you remove the wheels?
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,562
Posted By mm718

MS is not a genetic disorder so I don't know if...

MS is not a genetic disorder so I don't know if that meets your criteria or not but since you have a relative with MS the organized fundraising ride across america may be of interest.

Bike the US...
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,562
Posted By mm718

You haven't asked a meaningful question. You're...

You haven't asked a meaningful question. You're just posting a link to raise funds.
Forum: Touring
03-05-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,233
Posted By mm718

Right Pannier- Sleeping pad in bottom. One camp...

Right Pannier- Sleeping pad in bottom. One camp shirt, wind shirt, UL-down jacket, rain jacket, long socks, nylon pants, base layer, beanie. All rolled up in freezer bags. Toiletries in freezer bag. ...
Forum: Touring
03-05-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,233
Posted By mm718

Ortlieb Back Roller City panniers can be found as...

Ortlieb Back Roller City panniers can be found as cheap as $80 in the UK and on eBay. You don't need 4 panniers to ride across the U.S. Two panniers, a dry bag, and a handlebar bag is enough space...
Forum: Touring
02-29-16, 12:23 PM
Forum: Touring
02-21-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 18,477
Posted By mm718

I'm a huge fan. I remember there was a great...

I'm a huge fan. I remember there was a great version of this from the live from Macombo bootleg.
Forum: Touring
02-21-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,453
Posted By mm718

There are now 2.5 oz battery operated pumps that...

There are now 2.5 oz battery operated pumps that will do this for you. I didn't think that blowing up a mattress was such a big deal after riding bike for 7 hours a day but turns out for me with a...
Forum: Touring
02-21-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,453
Posted By mm718

+1 and I don't exactly love the feeling of the...

+1 and I don't exactly love the feeling of the v-shaped baffles on some of the Klymit pads although I haven't actually slept on one so maybe they are OK.

Also, note that Cascade Designs...
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