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Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

My foul weather suit combined weight is a touch...

My foul weather suit combined weight is a touch under 5lbs. 2lbs 6oz for the pants and 2lbs 9oz for the coat.

I will keep it in mind the necessity of it. Yeah, its "stuff" and "weight" but being...
09-17-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By KC8QVO

The only time there is "torque" on a wrench on a...

The only time there is "torque" on a wrench on a cone is when you are setting the jam nut on the outside because you are holding back the torque on the cone so the torque of the jam nut doesn't...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Same here - weather has been perfect. I have a...

Same here - weather has been perfect. I have a few constraints at the moment and I still need to do a "shake down" ride. I'm hoping one of the constraints comes through quickly so I can get it out of...
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, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By KC8QVO

I get my steel from a local fab shop and all they...

I get my steel from a local fab shop and all they really work with is A36. There is another place a buddy of mine that does some machining uses. He works with a lot of odd aerospace aluminums and has...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

To wrap back around to the thoughts on the candle...

To wrap back around to the thoughts on the candle lanterns - this is the little Weber I was talking about earlier. I happened to see it with some of my camping gear today looking for other things so...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for chiming in. What section of the Ohio...

Thanks for chiming in. What section of the Ohio to Erie did you ride? Just close to Xenia or did you make it further down towards Cinci? When you get to Spring Valley and further south if you try to...
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...
09-16-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

Here is what I came up with on mounting. I use...

Here is what I came up with on mounting. I use the term "mounting" loosely - most of my rides are day rides in good weather. So I think the pump riding on the outside of the bike will be OK. However,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By KC8QVO

Bad news for the Dahon Mariner

I was in the mode of cleaning chains and sprockets (did 4 bikes here) and when I went to put things back together on the Dahon Mariner the rear wheel just didn't seem "right". It seemed to spin too...
09-15-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By KC8QVO

Excellent point. I have had my eye on an ECR...

Excellent point.

I have had my eye on an ECR for a few years now. When I can swing it that is my "dream build". The wheel sets are the magic to the versatility. The limitation on that bike, and...
09-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

Have you had to use it on the side of the...

Have you had to use it on the side of the road/trail? If so - how did you find it was to use?

In my experience, the small pumps that attach directly to a valve stem don't work very well. I've been...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

I forgot to address this. I have a radio with me...

I forgot to address this. I have a radio with me on pretty much all my rides. However, I don't run APRS.

I am not sure what handheld I'd take, likely my VX6R Yaesu as it is waterproof and pretty...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By KC8QVO

At 6-8 watts of power output, dyno hubs are a...

At 6-8 watts of power output, dyno hubs are a very very expensive option for very very little power.

In an hour and 45 minutes I generated 20 watt-hours of solar on a hazy day. That comes out to...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By KC8QVO

I got a Topeak Turbo Morph Digital earlier this...

I got a Topeak Turbo Morph Digital earlier this season. My other pump on my touring bike is a Bontrager Air Rush combo mini pump/CO2. I have had to use the pump and the time I did use it I was pretty...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Yep thats it. Mine is red, but same thing.

Yep thats it. Mine is red, but same thing.
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Bug out option. One of two possible vehicle rides...

Bug out option. One of two possible vehicle rides home.

If it were a day of rain I'd make do somehow. If it were going to be a big front setting in for a few days - I'd evaluate the scenario if it...
09-15-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

I put the pump on the seat tube this evening. So...

I put the pump on the seat tube this evening. So far my conclusion is that there is too much interference with my leg on the side it is on. However, I only test rode with steel toe boots and jeans so...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for all the thoughts. Yeah, I do the same...

Thanks for all the thoughts. Yeah, I do the same with the 3 pairs of gloves - the thin cloth ones, the Ninja Ice's I linked to earlier, and the mitts. If I end up switching gloves mid-ride its from...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

These are what I have and use. I got on to these...

These are what I have and use. I got on to these when I was running a semi. I did flatbed/specialized work and all that entailed was strapping or chaining loads and unstrapping and unchaining - in...
09-14-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,147
Posted By KC8QVO

A couple thoughts: 1. There is a point of...

A couple thoughts:

1. There is a point of diminishing returns in low end gearing for hill climbing. If you are on a short, steep hill you can get by with much lower gearing and crank fast for the...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input. I don't usually ride...

Thanks for the input.

I don't usually ride in the rain. I have been on some rides where I've been wet - one in particular was in the 90's so the thunderstorm I got stuck in actually felt pretty...
09-14-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input everyone. The freewheel...

Thanks for the input everyone.

The freewheel assembly came off fairly easy when I spun it against the whole wheel (no chain whip). I guess I was interpreting the assembly differently than it...
09-14-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By KC8QVO

I don't want to transfer the torque through the...

I don't want to transfer the torque through the hub. I'd rather a gear/cassette take it. Especially with as tight as it appears to be...
09-14-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By KC8QVO

Ultimately what I need is those gears off the hub...

Ultimately what I need is those gears off the hub so I can clean them. I also need to open up the hub because the wheel has resistance on it. The person who's bike it is never said anything about the...
09-14-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

Looks like $56 from Amazon. Looks like it is...

Looks like $56 from Amazon. Looks like it is $58.15 now....
09-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input, All. I appreciate all the...

Thanks for the input, All. I appreciate all the mounting position thoughts.



Very very valuable input. The pump getting dirty was my concern (in the lower down tube mount as in the pictures)...
09-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By KC8QVO

It could be the weight you are supporting on your...

It could be the weight you are supporting on your arms/shoulders plus the angle. If it were me, the first thing I would do is raise the bars if you can. If the bars are on a stem that pushes them...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,069
Posted By KC8QVO

How about actual rails, not converted over...

How about actual rails, not converted over rail-trails? See link below.

One of these days I think railbiking would be cool to try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8mhIdZoVow
09-14-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

I am in the process of doing some maintenance etc...

I am in the process of doing some maintenance etc on my touring bike and put the mount on it for the pump. The pump is HUGE down there. I had to flip the pump upside down to get it to fit. I am not...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,652
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm with ya on the "hot". What do you define as...

I'm with ya on the "hot". What do you define as "cool"?

To me, if its much above 80deg its "hot". If evenings don't cool off to at least 70, if not 60's or cooler, especially if the humidity...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By KC8QVO

I was just testing my solar system today (well,...

I was just testing my solar system today (well, yesterday - after midnight now). I was backpacking a couple weekends ago and had this along. When we were in the woods we generated a little more than...
09-13-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By KC8QVO

So normal "right hand" to tighten? That would...

So normal "right hand" to tighten? That would mean left/counter clockwise to loosen - which is what I thought. All my others are that way so I don't see why it would be any different, but ya never...
09-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By KC8QVO

We were airing up my girlfriends bike. It had...

We were airing up my girlfriends bike. It had been sitting in a shed for probably 15 years. The tires were cracking a lot. One tube held air the other didn't, so we replaced the tube. After getting...
09-13-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By KC8QVO

When you don't have the right cassette tool - make one.

The tabs that go in the notches on the cassette are 1/4" thick steel strips, welded to the bolt. I didn't get the hole in the bolt perfectly centered. If I had a thicker piece of metal to use as the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 494
Posted By KC8QVO

Ohio tour, late sept, temperature/weather prep?

I am contemplating a ride through Ohio (~400 miles for planning purposes) and I am curious what others suggest.

A few logistics first:
- Stealth camping is the name of the game - depending on the...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,268
Posted By KC8QVO

That looks pretty cool actually. There is...

That looks pretty cool actually. There is definitely some height with all the spacers there. Its all in how you want the bike to fit and feel. If it were me I'd definitely have bars with more hand...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By KC8QVO

One of my riding buddies is in his 60's - he's...

One of my riding buddies is in his 60's - he's the one that got me in to touring (and I got him in to backpacking - so far we haven't toured together, but rides and backpacking trips - still trying...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,268
Posted By KC8QVO

Out of curiosity - when you say you built a...

Out of curiosity - when you say you built a trucker with an "upright position" - what type of bars went on the bike?

I would consider the bar position my Trucker "high" - so it is more upright...
09-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By KC8QVO

The Townie looks fairly promising, 24", just...

The Townie looks fairly promising, 24", just looking at the complete bike. If I am looking at it right it looks like a rack on the back and front/rear fenders are easy to attach. There are mounting...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,268
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm late to the party. What about the drops do...

I'm late to the party. What about the drops do you not like? If you are looking for a more upright position you can get there on drops.

There are generally spacers on steerer tubes to set the...
09-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By KC8QVO

What is your riding history? Maybe going back to...

What is your riding history? Maybe going back to last year (2019) - what kind of mileage do you ride per week and in one ride?

Have you made any noteworthy changes in your riding in the past year?...
09-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By KC8QVO

First off, the bike is for someone else - not me....

First off, the bike is for someone else - not me.

As to riding - the longest ride we've tackled together is 30 miles, but I am hoping with the right set up and exercise that can double.
...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,652
Posted By KC8QVO

I drove a semi for a while and lived by truck...

I drove a semi for a while and lived by truck stop amenities. I have to say - some of their shower stalls are actually really nice. Loves, Pilot, Flying J were the ones I usually stopped at. TA and...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,069
Posted By KC8QVO

Mark - keep up on the riding as long as the...

Mark - keep up on the riding as long as the weather holds out.

I've been driven away from summer riding from the heat. I've only done a couple rides in the past couple months. The last one was a...
09-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By KC8QVO

Small bike options? 67cm inseam

I am not sure if this is the right forum, but I am trying to find bike options for a shorter rider with an inseam of about 67cm.

It looks like the "road" frame size range is 43-46cm and...
08-23-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By KC8QVO

Update to the thread - I did end up purchasing...

Update to the thread - I did end up purchasing the Turbo Morph Digital. I brought it along for my ride today (first ride in a long time) and got to try it out twice. I used it to pump up my 20"...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By KC8QVO

If he's already hurt and doesn't stop to allow...

If he's already hurt and doesn't stop to allow things to heal the only result will be more serious damage. Unfortunately, I state that from experience in this very department.

If the pain is minor...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,545
Posted By KC8QVO

There is some truth to the "staying dry" point. ...

There is some truth to the "staying dry" point.

A lot of it comes down to design and materials.

A cheap dome tent with a fly over the top vent area only, single wall the rest of the way down,...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By KC8QVO

Thank you for the story. I have never raced, but...

Thank you for the story. I have never raced, but I have similarly messed up one knee and what you describe with the exercises was pretty much my physical therapy regiment for several months after I...
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