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08-24-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Leebo

Current pedal and shoe setup? Go with pedals that...

Current pedal and shoe setup? Go with pedals that have steel pins and some grippy shoes. Low hikers, chrome, 661, vans etc. I like race face chesters, steel pins and a nylon body. Work well.
08-23-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Leebo

There are a reason those old sus designs were...

There are a reason those old sus designs were retired.
08-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,887
Posted By Leebo

Cheaper than therapy and a second girlfriend,...

Cheaper than therapy and a second girlfriend, better than a gym membership. Price on miles per smiles? Most here might have 5-10 + bikes. I have 9, just getting by.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,847
Posted By Leebo

Which steel bikes? None of my Surlys wallow. YRMV.

Which steel bikes? None of my Surlys wallow. YRMV.
07-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,105
Posted By Leebo

9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship....

9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship. Fat bike, full sus, cross check for road, 1x1 set up for gravel, Karate Monkey for day exploring, Krampus for bikepacking, Nishiki with flat bars for...
07-09-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By Leebo

You can cross the lines when safe to do so....

You can cross the lines when safe to do so. Runner, biker, delivery truck, mail truck, slow tractor etc. Show me someone who has gotten a ticket for going around a slower road user.
06-21-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,926
Posted By Leebo

Wipe snots, grip when hands are sweaty or wet....

Wipe snots, grip when hands are sweaty or wet. Padding for comfort too.
06-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,949
Posted By Leebo

Gone to flat pedals and Keen shoes. US size 16...

Gone to flat pedals and Keen shoes. US size 16 feet. 14's? piffle.
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Leebo

No need to rivet the coroplast, just put some on...

No need to rivet the coroplast, just put some on the bottom/backside bent in an "L". I just zip tie my stuff bags to the rack. 1 and 2.5 gallon zip lock bags for inside too.
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By Leebo

Traffic issues. So go gravel roads or bike paths,...

Traffic issues. So go gravel roads or bike paths, plenty of options there.
05-28-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Leebo

Need to spend some money, chesters are OK, buy...

Need to spend some money, chesters are OK, buy there are better. Real mt bike shoes, chrome, vans, 661 etc. Thick stiff soles, large steel pins pedals. Get some shin guards, g form work for me....
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Leebo

Got a campsite in Darthmouth MA, way south coast,...

Got a campsite in Darthmouth MA, way south coast, sight unseen. Open field, hammock, picnic table 1 tree. Hmmm. Lots of big rocks everywhere. Used the tree and the picnic table for hammock ends. And...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,733
Posted By Leebo

Try this. Go car camping first. Bring the bikes...

Try this. Go car camping first. Bring the bikes for day trips. I would start there.
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,991
Posted By Leebo

Marketing hype? Not so much. 3x9 drive train on...

Marketing hype? Not so much. 3x9 drive train on rigid 10 yr old Karate Monkey, works great. Ride bike away from home, sleep in the woods, repeat as needed. return when needed.
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,344
Posted By Leebo

Everyone needs some me time. For me its usually a...

Everyone needs some me time. For me its usually a 4-5 day trip, and one or 2 over nighters. New England local stuff. Great when I can roll down the driveway and just go. Married for 32 years, we each...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,813
Posted By Leebo

Get a good mattress. I'm a side sleeper too...

Get a good mattress. I'm a side sleeper too sometimes. Sea to summit, big agnes and others . 17 oz.
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By Leebo

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a...

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a drone. Gps tracker on my bike. Or not. One can mount on the handlebars or helmet. I usually just stop on occasion and take a few pics.
03-04-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,735
Posted By Leebo

Ride what you like, flats works for me, YRMV....

Ride what you like, flats works for me, YRMV. This is like a chain lube or disc/rim brake thing. Just pedal, repeat as needed.
02-11-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,725
Posted By Leebo

Can't help you. 9 bikes, just barely getting by....

Can't help you. 9 bikes, just barely getting by. Its a hardship. Its my sport, transportation, escape and my hobby. And my therapy. A Cross check, couple of touring/bikepacking rigs, fat bike, full...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By Leebo

Nature and the wheels of the bike are my...

Nature and the wheels of the bike are my playlist. My idea of touring is to unplug. Wind, birds, trees, rushing water. Camped this past summer next to a babbling brook, way cool. YRMV.
02-11-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,146
Posted By Leebo

Bikes=life. Used to bike commute, work from home...

Bikes=life. Used to bike commute, work from home now, mt bike whenever I can, fat bike in the winter too. Kids are older now, no issues. Would take the tandem to soccer practice with my daughter on...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,517
Posted By Leebo

Limited to trails? Um, no. My 3 inch tires take...

Limited to trails? Um, no. My 3 inch tires take me everywhere. I think some are hung up on definitions, it matters not. Just ride what you brung. Cheers. See you on the pave, grass, woodchips,...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,517
Posted By Leebo

Ahhh, man. Chilax. 2 wheels. Pedal, repeat. I...

Ahhh, man. Chilax. 2 wheels. Pedal, repeat. I ride from my house North of Boston all the time. Woods everywhere, remote? Only sometimes. VT is Superb, as well as NH and ME. The XTV runs a figure 8...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,517
Posted By Leebo

Don't over think it. Ride your bike away from...

Don't over think it. Ride your bike away from home, repeat until needed, return when done. New England bikepacker here. I use a Surly Krampus, 29 x 3" tires, frame bag, fork bags, handlebar bags and...
01-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Leebo

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my...

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my bikepacking on mt bikes, some rigid, some front sus, and plenty do it with full sus. Nothing to add? Scroll on by. I use a blackburn on both my...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,184
Posted By Leebo

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park...

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park tire. Checkerboard of sorts. Or any race type tyre, super 8's or ikon. Low close spaced knobs.
12-03-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,290
Posted By Leebo

Might do better with a second opinion from a...

Might do better with a second opinion from a trained medical practitioner. As opposed to random strangers on the web.....
11-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,348
Posted By Leebo

Front wheel drop out, alignment, wheel true? Tire...

Front wheel drop out, alignment, wheel true? Tire seated correctly, headset, axle seated correctly? Seems pretty minor, some bike I can ride no hands, others not. 1/2 out of 9.
11-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,819
Posted By Leebo

High maintenance? I replace the pads when worn,...

High maintenance? I replace the pads when worn, takes maybe 5 minutes for both. Shimano hydros, avids or such. What kind are you using?
11-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,423
Posted By Leebo

OP, heard of rohlof? Great for those that can't...

OP, heard of rohlof? Great for those that can't turn a wrench. Cheers.
11-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By Leebo

Check out Nembafest there, it's a hoot. .

Check out Nembafest there, it's a hoot. .
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By Leebo

Delorme, I copy the pages I need for each trip....

Delorme, I copy the pages I need for each trip. While phones are great, they usually don't show contours or streams and such. Also they give a much bigger picture of the day. And don't need cell...
10-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Leebo

The old adage was rim width x 1.5 for tire width....

The old adage was rim width x 1.5 for tire width. So yes. Seems like another bike or wheel set would be easier? N+1.
10-14-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,685
Posted By Leebo

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5...

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5 years.
09-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,074
Posted By Leebo

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have...

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have some. Think about a 29er with plus tires. I too have a Krampus, great for bikepacking.
09-20-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,891
Posted By Leebo

I only ride no handed on the slight downhills to...

I only ride no handed on the slight downhills to keep up speed. I am an Air Guitar Master.
09-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,635
Posted By Leebo

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose...

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose and breezy over short. And you can actually walk into a store or get coffee too.
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,458
Posted By Leebo

OP, try a 1-2 month summer tour when the kids...

OP, try a 1-2 month summer tour when the kids aren't in school for starters. Might give a good feel for what you seek. Without going full on life change. Think about say a one or 2 month tour every...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By Leebo

The original is just a basic wheel, nothing...

The original is just a basic wheel, nothing fancy. Go to the bike shop, have them tension and check the wheel/spokes. Start there. Failing that, get a new hand built wheel.
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,175
Posted By Leebo

My 30 year old daughter travels a lot and does...

My 30 year old daughter travels a lot and does many of outside adventures. Snowboarding, hiking, camping, water sports etc. Its about situational awareness, making good choices and being prepared....
08-14-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By Leebo

For me, seems pretty heavy. 2.4 -2.6 tires with...

For me, seems pretty heavy. 2.4 -2.6 tires with full sus would be plenty.
08-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Leebo

Tan.

Tan.
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,220
Posted By Leebo

Check out some of the national sites for rail...

Check out some of the national sites for rail trails. Rails to trails. com comes to mind.
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,967
Posted By Leebo

My idea of touring is to unplug. Ride most of the...

My idea of touring is to unplug. Ride most of the day, shower, swim, setup camp, eat, takes the rest usually. Laptop seems so much weight. Paper maps, phone and e trex for backup. Tablet maybe for...
07-24-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,511
Posted By Leebo

Just built a New Krampus for bike packing, it's...

Just built a New Krampus for bike packing, it's awesome. 33 brazeons. Running the new 8020 XT's with 180 rotors. 2x11 sram, 26/36 front, 46-11 in the back. Sweeeet. Dt swiss 350 front and rear,...
07-24-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Leebo

My chronicles are on my bikepacking rig, did ok...

My chronicles are on my bikepacking rig, did ok in the mud and wet rocks. For low profile knobbies.
06-30-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,526
Posted By Leebo

Won what? Speed, bump smoothness, traction? So...

Won what? Speed, bump smoothness, traction? So many variables. Rider weight, terrain. tire psi and so on. My summer fat bike tires are 4" and usually 7-12 psi. My 3 " tires on the Krampus are 10-18...
06-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By Leebo

Contact Campy?

Contact Campy?
06-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Leebo

Mt bike hub widths can vary( wait for it) 135,...

Mt bike hub widths can vary( wait for it) 135, 142, 148 and now 157. Guessing you used bike would be either 130/135.
06-06-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By Leebo

Yup. XXL g form guy here, light weight, stay put....

Yup. XXL g form guy here, light weight, stay put. The idea is that the foam hardens on impact. Had my grumpy teen age daughter take a nice sized stick and take a few swings at my legs. Work well, she...
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