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Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By KC8QVO

Honestly, it baffles me that "bike tourers" would...

Honestly, it baffles me that "bike tourers" would consider plugging in electronics along the route in public places left unattended to charge. If you are credit card touring where you are staying at...
09-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By KC8QVO

Cone + Pedal Wrenches, Home Made

If you have to ask why... Just because. That's why. I didn't have any.

They work really well, too.

I've been trying to use conventional wrenches and pliers for some work but they aren't the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By KC8QVO

Had to take a picture

For reference, the crank set on the bike has 4 chain rings and there are no modifications to the FD - just adjustments.

I have the FD set so I can drop the chain down on the smallest chain ring...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By KC8QVO

Bells, bells, the musical tool, the more you ring, the more they move,

the more they move the easier you pass, so ring your bell at every a$$.

Hi. My bike got some bling today. Sorry, no gold teeth or jewelry. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,108
Posted By KC8QVO

Someone else that has direct experience may be...

Someone else that has direct experience may be able to correct me if I am wrong, however it should not matter the source of the "power" - either the input from the dynamo or solar.

The power that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By KC8QVO

I own both and ride both. I choose to ride...

I own both and ride both.

I choose to ride my folder regularly even though I have a full size bike. I suppose I don't have any "reason", other than it is another bike and I like giving it some...
04-09-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By KC8QVO

These are what I use for "mild" temps: ...

These are what I use for "mild" temps:
https://www.fullsource.com/mcr-safety-n9690fc

If there is a chilly rain those gloves are good, so long as it isn't too cold.

My go-to cold gloves are a...
Forum: Touring
04-08-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting ride. Thanks for sharing. Just a...

Interesting ride. Thanks for sharing. Just a critique - the slide show went by so fast even trying to pause on some of the frames wasn't working for me. Maybe add 2-3 seconds for each frame duration....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By KC8QVO

You work for tern? Are you a shill? I think...

You work for tern? Are you a shill? I think you're just quite immature,... Post a comment that actually says SOMETHING.[/QUOTE]

At first this didn't make any sense to me, but it seemed odd enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By KC8QVO

By the way - the red folding chair is the small...

By the way - the red folding chair is the small version of the Eskimo ice fishing chair. I got that for ice fishing years ago, oddly enough I haven't used it for ice fishing yet though. I started...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By KC8QVO

Gave my Dahon a workout today.

Just a hair over 60 miles today. No problems with the load.

It was a wet start to the ride but it dried up between 12:00-1:00 and was fine the rest of the day, but cool. I don't think it got above...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By KC8QVO

Excellent post. Thanks!

Excellent post. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By KC8QVO

52mi day trip in Ohio

All,

I got a ride video put together. You can see the whole thing here:
https://youtu.be/41vT84i-prA

If you caught my other thread on video technique - this one is entirely helmet cam view so...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,069
Posted By KC8QVO

BigAura - Context. The phrase "minimalist"...

BigAura - Context.

The phrase "minimalist" is being used in both your contexts correctly. However, the context in and of itself is what varies.

That is precisely why I stated the below in a...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,180
Posted By KC8QVO

Now that's what I'm talking about.... Nice set...

Now that's what I'm talking about.... Nice set up!

I've been wanting to build up an ECR just like that - racks front/back with drop bars. I've come to find it pretty non-conventional that anyone...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,180
Posted By KC8QVO

I rode a couple thousand miles on Continental...

I rode a couple thousand miles on Continental Tour Ride tries, 700cx42mm's. They have a 26" version also.

Those couple thousand miles were on about 50-66% crushed gravel trail. I upgraded to those...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,976
Posted By KC8QVO

:foo: I will join the cornfuzed masses. ...

:foo:

I will join the cornfuzed masses.

Def. cornfuze - to fuse corn kernels.

Now back on track - I am gathering from the OP that the frame of reference here is to backpacking, not cycling,...
01-02-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,137
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting point. Someone I used to work...

Interesting point.

Someone I used to work with mentioned Strava and the reference to it was the heat map. The point being the heat map shows more heavily traveled bike routes. That is what I use...
01-02-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,137
Posted By KC8QVO

I have been registered with Strava for years,...

I have been registered with Strava for years, however I never had a way to upload data to it. I got my Edge 1000 about 3-4 years ago but never had it "set up" with WiFI etc. I started messing around...
11-12-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,410
Posted By KC8QVO

The catch to those methods is it requires tearing...

The catch to those methods is it requires tearing apart shoes to do the conversion. My strap on adapters don't - they leave the boots entirely intact. For the time being, for me anyway, the adapters...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the thoughts. Yeah, I have thought...

Thanks for the thoughts. Yeah, I have thought about a dynamo system. However, I am using a 12v battery to power my electronics so since I already have that power available making use of it for...
10-25-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,755
Posted By KC8QVO

Keeping feet warm?

I was reminded today of how much of a challenge keeping feet warm is when the temps fall - and I even felt my feet getting cold at 60 degrees F today.

I have put my feet in plastic bags before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 271,640
Posted By KC8QVO

Somewhere north of Delaware, OH. Dahon...

Somewhere north of Delaware, OH.

Dahon Mariner D8

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1040x780/20191020_140345_0740fc5c9388d8edef29c8267e6bd3f660de80a5.jpg

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10-18-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By KC8QVO

I don't have the extent of the issue you have...

I don't have the extent of the issue you have described, but I see your bikes have drop bars. That is the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) thing that helps my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By KC8QVO

Bar and steer tube fitment, accessories - Dahon

I got to looking at my bike trying to figure out some changes. For reference the bike is a Dahon Mariner D8.

What I want to do is set the bike up with different handlebars, but also keep the...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,737
Posted By KC8QVO

I've thought about both sides of the proverbial...

I've thought about both sides of the proverbial coin - staying at hosts' places and hosting myself, but the position the OP is in is what turns me off for the most part - more so on hosting myself,...
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