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Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By LuckySailor

i didnít name it, just specified what itís always...

i didnít name it, just specified what itís always been called in my world. My guess itís compact because of the closer chainring sizes than what may be conventional. Whatever that is. Now, if you...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,372
Posted By LuckySailor

Interesting to re read this thread. Didn't add a...

Interesting to re read this thread. Didn't add a suspension fork. Didn't need one. As I mentioned above, the scenery was some of the most fabulous you will ever see because it is so different from...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,341
Posted By LuckySailor

no foam

Hi. Perhaps I am way late on responding to your question. I rode across Canada with a Nikon 35mm DSLR in a handlebar bag with a hand towel for cushion. Never had any issues. Its a $1000 camera and I...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By LuckySailor

520 upgrades

The bike is fine off the shelf for most tours, in my opinion, I own one but heavily modified it when I bought it because I thought I knew what I wanted in a tour bike but had only one short tour...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,070
Posted By LuckySailor

i donít understand what the issue is with putting...

i donít understand what the issue is with putting a shower cap on it in the rain to protect it. When youíre on the bike your butt covers the saddle so no shower cap necessary. (Likely) You lock your...
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,656
Posted By LuckySailor

hi. Sorry took so long to reply. You can be the...

hi. Sorry took so long to reply. You can be the judge if mine look any better. BUT, speaking for myself, I'm not in it for the fashion, I needed function. That was the most important aspect of buying...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,291
Posted By LuckySailor

Sorry, I don't understand what is meant by...

Sorry, I don't understand what is meant by "unsprung weight". If a person weighs 200 pounds, using double wall 32-36 spoke wheels probably is in order for a loaded tour. If a person weighs say 150,...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,291
Posted By LuckySailor

I'd wait and try out the lighter bike. IMO, yes...

I'd wait and try out the lighter bike. IMO, yes the weight makes a difference. I have a Trek 520. When I cycled across Canada, I had the heaviest bike of our group of 13. I turned 50 on the tour. I...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,656
Posted By LuckySailor

Hello from Winnipeg! I have a 3/4" leg...

Hello from Winnipeg! I have a 3/4" leg discrepancy. For my first cycle tour, in 2015 I went Canada West to East, (Tour du Canada) I was concerned about the same issues. I had custom cycle shoes made...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,372
Posted By LuckySailor

Dempster Highway

Having done the Dempster Highway in the summer of '18, I can now report that in the summer the highway is a mud bog when it rains and until it dries, but it dries fairly quickly. Mud guards in my...
Forum: Touring
11-17-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,543
Posted By LuckySailor

different strokes for different folks. I cannot...

different strokes for different folks. I cannot handle riding without padded shorts. I only have Brooks saddles on all my bikes. Some here obviously wouldn't wear padded shorts. Comfort is key....
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,013
Posted By LuckySailor

My first wife, back in 87 or 88 bought me a weeks...

My first wife, back in 87 or 88 bought me a weeks tour with Vermont Country Cyclists staying at a B&B, in early October-prime foliage season. Had an absolute with blast with a friend that came along...
Forum: For Sale
01-16-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By LuckySailor

Got tandem pin? I think that the pins are a great...

Got tandem pin? I think that the pins are a great idea. I suggest making pins for known biking destinations. Suggestions just based on my adventures would be The Dempster Highway, Whitehorse, Inuvik,...
01-16-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By LuckySailor

What a great thread. a hem. When I was in my...

What a great thread. a hem. When I was in my teens, I always had several 10 speeds that I was working on. With one of the road readys as my steed, my buddy and I would ride many miles sometimes to...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,452
Posted By LuckySailor

Likely no where this year Wheels have been...

Likely no where this year Wheels have been flattened by wife since I was gone summer of 2015 on tour across Canada, 6 weeks in 2016 walk across Spain on the Camino, and 6 weeks in 2018 cycle tour up...
01-09-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 82,009
Posted By LuckySailor

Glad to see Rowan (and Machka) that you are out...

Glad to see Rowan (and Machka) that you are out on bikes! It took me over an hour to read all the pages that I have missed over the months. Rowan, I wish you continued success in getting your health...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,747
Posted By LuckySailor

The junior member OP, simply asked to use...

The junior member OP, simply asked to use clipless or not and why. Snide comments about imagining the miles of past trips doesn't meet the OP's needs, and therefore are necessary. However, you could...
Forum: Touring
01-07-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,747
Posted By LuckySailor

This past summer, I rode to the Arctic Ocean. I...

This past summer, I rode to the Arctic Ocean. I was warned by a friend not to ride clipped in on the Dempster Highway, as it is a gravel/dirt highway. So I brought platforms to change town...
Forum: Touring
12-18-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,408
Posted By LuckySailor

and by the way, I should add, I am running an...

and by the way, I should add, I am running an 11-36 XTR rear end, and 30-39-52 Ultegra crankset. Originally I built it with Dura Ace bar ends. I get all 30 gears, no grinding issues.
Forum: Touring
12-18-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,408
Posted By LuckySailor

if you're comfortable with brifters convert to...

if you're comfortable with brifters convert to them. I built my 520 with bar ends a few years ago, and my first major tour across Canada, I learned that I did not like them. Read too many horror...
09-26-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,899
Posted By LuckySailor

I wanted a touring bike for my tour across...

I wanted a touring bike for my tour across Canada, and I thought that a custom made bike would be too much. Richard Sachs doesn't make touring bikes, and I always wanted a bike made by him. The LHT I...
09-24-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 29,138
Posted By LuckySailor

i just think bad idea to put anything with weight...

i just think bad idea to put anything with weight on glass. I smacked a fly on the windshield (inside) a couple years ago and the windshield shattered while driving. Not nice.
On theatre hand, nice...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,953
Posted By LuckySailor

I would guess that at one point CGOAB only had...

I would guess that at one point CGOAB only had one journal to start with, and then 2 and so on. Point is, unless you are the first to do your "thing", every start up business has a starting point,...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,625
Posted By LuckySailor

I wouldn't tour with less than 3 pairs of shorts,...

I wouldn't tour with less than 3 pairs of shorts, use a laundromat when available, rinse well, and squeeze out water, never twist or wring out cycle wear, hang dry, and if its still wet/damp in the...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,525
Posted By LuckySailor

When I toured across Canada in '15, one guy...

When I toured across Canada in '15, one guy bought an aluminum plate, had it drilled to bolt on 3 bottle cages, and then bolted that onto his rear rack. It was a pretty ingenuative design. Can you...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 243,438
Posted By LuckySailor

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Vancouver was the start of my tour to the Arctic Sea...
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By LuckySailor

Just got back off a 35 day tour to the Arctic...

Just got back off a 35 day tour to the Arctic Circle and beyond. We had one guy blow thru 10 Continental Gatorskins in the first 10 days! He switched over too Schwalbe Marathon and never had another...
Forum: For Sale
08-25-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By LuckySailor

Hi. Would this take a 10 speed cassette? Any...

Hi. Would this take a 10 speed cassette? Any ideas of what shipping would cost to 58271? thanks,

Lucky Sailor
08-24-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By LuckySailor

Hi. How old is your tent? When was the last time...

Hi. How old is your tent? When was the last time you used it? Does a groundsheet come with it? Would you send to Canada? Thank you.

John
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,567
Posted By LuckySailor

Tour Arctic is now in the books! 35 days from...

Tour Arctic is now in the books! 35 days from Vancouver to Tuktoyuktuk. The Dempster Highway and the ITH (Inuvik Tuk Highway) is a beast to ride when it's raining, and can be a beast when it's dry...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,095
Posted By LuckySailor

I bought a first aid bag from MEC. It contains...

I bought a first aid bag from MEC. It contains bandaids, gauze and other stuff. I also carry Clorohexidine sponges, and have had the opportunities to use them-not on me but on other riders. I am also...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By LuckySailor

I have an Ortlieb for 4 years now. The large one....

I have an Ortlieb for 4 years now. The large one. I carry a Nikon 5000 which weighs 2 pounds itself, as well as snacks and what ever else I want in the bag. Easy on and off. Has never leaked, and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,120
Posted By LuckySailor

We had a guy tour across Canada on Ti. He loved...

We had a guy tour across Canada on Ti. He loved it and I was jealous. Stupid light and I was on a 520. No comparison. If I could start all over, I'd buy his bike!
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,266
Posted By LuckySailor

I ended up with the 520. The Trucker was a great...

I ended up with the 520. The Trucker was a great bike indeed, but I felt like I was driving a semi truck, or since I have experience, and own a large a large Class A, BIG motorhome. For my purposes,...
Forum: Touring
08-22-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,385
Posted By LuckySailor

Hello. Perhaps I am late to get in on this...

Hello. Perhaps I am late to get in on this conversation , but...... I had a Wahoo RFLCT, and then upgraded to the +. The first computer crapped out after about a year. They gave me a bit of a deal to...
05-07-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 82,009
Posted By LuckySailor

Machka, so beautiful to hear if Rowanís progress....

Machka, so beautiful to hear if Rowanís progress. Teary eyes for me reading the updates. Iíll say More prayers, and you keep working on that elephant!
05-07-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,185
Posted By LuckySailor

sounds like your wife is ready to retire, you...

sounds like your wife is ready to retire, you should embrace that idea.
Out at the cottage last year, a buddy pulled out his tape measure and explained ďthis is our life in years. My dad died here...
05-02-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,185
Posted By LuckySailor

About time! What took you so long?...

About time! What took you so long? Congratulations on your retirement! Get ready to really enjoy life now. I will be 53 later this year, and have been retired for 3 years. I find that I am just as...
Forum: Touring
05-02-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By LuckySailor

Thanks for all of your input! Yes "supported"...

Thanks for all of your input! Yes "supported" means that someone is carrying my gear from a to b every day, so I just ride, and take what I need for the day. We all seem to be creatures of habit-one...
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By LuckySailor

MRE's or other food sources

Hello fellow travellers. This summer, several of us are riding from Vancouver to the Arctic Sea (Beaufort Sea). While this is a "supported " tour for breakfast and dinners, lunches will be ours to...
04-30-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,361
Posted By LuckySailor

craving beer

When I was 18-19 years old, all I drank was beer. Hard stuff very rarely. When I was 24, I changed from beer always, to beer just about never, rum being my choice of poison. In 2015, to celebrate my...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,856
Posted By LuckySailor

dynamo

I have for the last 4 years a Schmidt Dynamo Hub, from Peter White actually. And a Toplink Brake pro plus. You won't feel any drag. Do they keep electrical items charged easily-depends on where...
04-09-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 82,009
Posted By LuckySailor

Machka, sorry to hear of Rowans fall and injury....

Machka, sorry to hear of Rowans fall and injury. Both of you are in my prayers.
04-03-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By LuckySailor

I have done that long ago, and I have checked the...

I have done that long ago, and I have checked the local dive shops. I was looking for the, "you can't miss.....or best diving ever.....kinda stuff.
La Paz seems to be the go to place, it's 2 hours...
03-23-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By LuckySailor

Scuba Diving

Yep, I know this is the wrong forum. It doesn't make any sense to put this in the anything goes file. Being over 50, I believe that we have experienced a whole lot more world than some of the other...
Forum: Touring
03-22-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,344
Posted By LuckySailor

Travel health insurance is cheap for a youngster...

Travel health insurance is cheap for a youngster your age with no health conditions. Might cost you a hundred or $150 for a year! Does not make sense to go with out it. (Off topic sorta, but...) Same...
Forum: Touring
03-21-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By LuckySailor

Thank you for your service! I didn't stay in long...

Thank you for your service! I didn't stay in long enough. Lived in Oceanside while serving Navy-(Devil Doc) Enjoy your ride. California really is beautiful. My cycling trip this year is from...
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,049
Posted By LuckySailor

I think the bike shop owner is a prude. One could...

I think the bike shop owner is a prude. One could ride a single speed across the country if they wanted to. I'm not advocating that, but what you have will get you across the country. I'd seek out...
03-19-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,538
Posted By LuckySailor

I converted from cotton and only use Merino wool...

I converted from cotton and only use Merino wool for undies and socks. 100 degree heat in the desert for 6-7 hours daily, is no match for them. Cool comfortable in the summer and warm comfortable in...
03-19-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 164,622
Posted By LuckySailor

Today it was 24 degrees out, still lots of snow,...

Today it was 24 degrees out, still lots of snow, and I rode 18.5 miles in 90 minutes. kinda slow, but I was on a mountain bike for some silly reason.
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