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Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,189
Posted By gerryl

Every time I've gone to wider tires its been a...

Every time I've gone to wider tires its been a huge upgrade, as a matter of fact the best upgrade I could have made to my bike. On my last bike I could only fit 38mm with fenders, which made getting...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By gerryl

Yes that bike is certainly sturdy enough. As...

Yes that bike is certainly sturdy enough. As noted above you might want to make a few teaks to the setup for comfort and safety.
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By gerryl

I cycled in Israel quite awhile ago on my way to...

I cycled in Israel quite awhile ago on my way to Egypt (crossed into Egypt at Rafah in Gaza, that was interesting.:)) I'll second everything in post #3...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 255,948
Posted By gerryl

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A cool rail to trail conversion in France near Le Puy...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,854
Posted By gerryl

One minor thing that caught my eye are the 700 X...

One minor thing that caught my eye are the 700 X 32 tyres.That sounds extremely narrow for type of touring you're contemplating. I would tell the frame builder that you want clearance for at least...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,092
Posted By gerryl

Yes you can do it, and you should. However as...

Yes you can do it, and you should. However as others have pointed out a single speed bike would be difficult. Proper gearing makes all the difference in the world, it decreases the physical demands...
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 255,948
Posted By gerryl

After 5 days of eating dust, ain't nothing like a...

After 5 days of eating dust, ain't nothing like a meal at McDoner's:)

Beyneu, Kazakstan...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By gerryl

Two apps you can look at that don't require a...

Two apps you can look at that don't require a phone plan.
Osmand
Mapsme
Forum: Touring
11-27-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 255,948
Posted By gerryl

Rajastan is littered with forts, castles and...

Rajastan is littered with forts, castles and palaces etc.
Below is the fort in the town of Amer.
...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 255,948
Posted By gerryl

Jaisalmer Rajastan India. Sort of hard to get to...

Jaisalmer Rajastan India. Sort of hard to get to but almost worth the effort.
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Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 255,948
Posted By gerryl

Never a boring moment on Indian roads. What...

Never a boring moment on Indian roads.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By gerryl

If you can find some used Arkel panniers buy...

If you can find some used Arkel panniers buy them. They come with a transferable lifetime warranty.
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 255,948
Posted By gerryl

Tiny minaret and bad roads in Khiva Uzbekistan. ...

Tiny minaret and bad roads in Khiva Uzbekistan.
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Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,705
Posted By gerryl

Not for me. There comes a point where you can't...

Not for me. There comes a point where you can't be scared of everything.
I remember seeing a woman rider once who seemed to have more lights on her bike than tractor trailer, was herself decked out...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By gerryl

Excellent report. I toured Italy two years for...

Excellent report. I toured Italy two years for three months and unfortunately it was really easy to find crappy restaurant food. Funny that you should mention indian food as I too found myself...
Forum: Touring
05-03-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,923
Posted By gerryl

I go with the widest tires my bike would accept. ...

I go with the widest tires my bike would accept. I see no point in riding narrow tires since I'm not a huge fan of feeling every dump, pebble or ant that I run over. There is also a safety factor...
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