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Forum: Touring
10-24-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By mantelclock

That's what I did, too. I reinforced the point...

That's what I did, too. I reinforced the point where the hooks attach with aluminum and I have over 5,000 miles on my kitty litter panniers. Lightweight, waterproof, and they double as camp stool and...
Forum: Touring
10-24-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By mantelclock

No Wrong Turns: Cycling the World, Part One:...

No Wrong Turns: Cycling the World, Part One: Paris to Sydney, by Chris Pountney
Excellent writing, long, but doesn't get boring as his adventures keep piling up.
Forum: Touring
05-07-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By mantelclock

Hi Popscube, Yes you can tour on the Secteur. I...

Hi Popscube,
Yes you can tour on the Secteur. I have a Specialized Sequoia that I bought in 2009 as a light touring bike. It has essentially the same frame as the Secteur. The bike does have...
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,014
Posted By mantelclock

I rode west to east both times. The terrain...

I rode west to east both times. The terrain through most of northern PA consisted of long, but reasonable climbs, the most noteworthy being the climb out of the Kinzua reservoir. In the northeast,...
Forum: Touring
06-22-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,014
Posted By mantelclock

I rode basically route 6 across PA twice several...

I rode basically route 6 across PA twice several decades ago. Beautiful farms, and views, and traffic was very reasonable.
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,602
Posted By mantelclock

Always the best idea!

Always the best idea!
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,602
Posted By mantelclock

Stephan, I have looked a your website. It is...

Stephan,

I have looked a your website. It is beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed the photographs and some of the writing. But having seen it, I have no reason to return to it. Crazyguy's format may be...
Forum: Touring
05-04-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,602
Posted By mantelclock

Crazyguy journals are not produced by...

Crazyguy journals are not produced by professionals. They are produced by ordinary bicycle tourists like you and me. Some contain mostly pictures with very little text, while others are almost...
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 119,481
Posted By mantelclock

Are you (coyote) the only one with journals on...

Are you (coyote) the only one with journals on the site?
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 119,481
Posted By mantelclock

The advantage of Crazyguy is that it has a...

The advantage of Crazyguy is that it has a singular focus on bike touring. One doesn't have to search the blogosphere to find touring journals. I agree that the format is outdated, but it serves a...
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 119,481
Posted By mantelclock

I agree that the serendipity layout of the...

I agree that the serendipity layout of the pictures is not inviting, but if you read the journals, which are the main sources for the images, the layout makes a lot of sense. If you want to see some...
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,662
Posted By mantelclock

Proof that clipless is unnecessary...

Proof that clipless is unnecessary...
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,662
Posted By mantelclock

So true! Ride with whatever you're comfortable...

So true! Ride with whatever you're comfortable with!
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 119,481
Posted By mantelclock

Go to crazyguyonabike.com. Over 2 million of...

Go to crazyguyonabike.com. Over 2 million of pictures of cycle touring. (11,659 journals (https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doctype=journal) and articles...
Forum: Touring
05-02-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,843
Posted By mantelclock

Every charity that I know of needs money much...

Every charity that I know of needs money much more than 'awareness'. If you can afford to take three months off from work to cycle across a continent, you should just donate three months of your pay...
Forum: Touring
05-02-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By mantelclock

Definitely will work if it's a comfortable ride...

Definitely will work if it's a comfortable ride for you. It has all the attachment points for fully loaded touring, can handle reasonably wide tires, and doesn't weigh a ton. Good choice. Take it out...
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,662
Posted By mantelclock

Flats, with half clips and cheap sneakers. Works...

Flats, with half clips and cheap sneakers. Works great. Very economical.
Forum: Touring
04-27-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By mantelclock

Shouldn't make a difference which you put on the...

Shouldn't make a difference which you put on the front or rear. They're both pretty close in width. Either way, you'll make it through the summer and then some. I assume you'll be riding primarily on...
Forum: Touring
04-26-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,943
Posted By mantelclock

425mm should be okay for your chainstays, but...

425mm should be okay for your chainstays, but just barely. If the bike is going to be used for touring on pavement, you don't need to limit it to disc brakes.
I have not read any reports of Nashbar...
Forum: Touring
04-22-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,436
Posted By mantelclock

There's also this website:...

There's also this website: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=8000&v=4Kr as well as the sticky at the top of this forum.
Forum: Touring
04-22-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,436
Posted By mantelclock

Started with standard drops. Tried trekking bars...

Started with standard drops. Tried trekking bars and woodchippers. Threw them out and went back to drops. Drops give me multiple hand positions for all day riding, but ultimately, it is an individual...
Forum: Touring
04-22-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,859
Posted By mantelclock

From my journal on Crazyguy: "After I got out...

From my journal on Crazyguy:
"After I got out of the muck, it was just rolling hills until the Delaware River. Once over the Delaware, I took the trail along the D&L Canal, which would have been...
Forum: Touring
04-22-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,104
Posted By mantelclock

You don't have to defend your use of platforms or...

You don't have to defend your use of platforms or toe clips. There are plenty of us who use them. They work, and they work well. Let's not get drawn off topic here.
Forum: Touring
04-21-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,104
Posted By mantelclock

A podiatrist gave me this idea and it has worked...

A podiatrist gave me this idea and it has worked well for me. Get a piece of thick felt with an adhesive backing and cut it to the shape of the front half of your shoe. Cut out an area roughly the...
Forum: Touring
04-20-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,922
Posted By mantelclock

Exactly my setup. I carry a 10 inch android...

Exactly my setup. I carry a 10 inch android tablet because I have to do some work when I'm on tours. And my vintage flip also runs many days without recharging.
Forum: Touring
04-14-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By mantelclock

Not sure if you're being facetious, but that is...

Not sure if you're being facetious, but that is actually a very reasonable suggestion. When I'm in the drops, I'm rarely way back near the bar cons, more likely toward the bends. Even a half inch...
Forum: Touring
04-14-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,017
Posted By mantelclock

I kept my old motobecane touring bike stock for...

I kept my old motobecane touring bike stock for almost 30 years. and did plenty of touring on it. Same seat, same pedals, same everything. It was only when my body really started changing that I...
Forum: Touring
04-14-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,720
Posted By mantelclock

Hi and welcome to the forum! I don't know...

Hi and welcome to the forum!
I don't know about other parts of US 1, but I wouldn't ride it in CT. While it does go through some beautiful historic communities, for the most part it is commercial...
Forum: Touring
04-13-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,063,726
Posted By mantelclock

On an overnight to Monadnock October 2015. ...

On an overnight to Monadnock October 2015.


http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/mantelclock/DSCN1250_zpsj8zea7m8.jpg?t=1460475554
Forum: Touring
04-11-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,929
Posted By mantelclock

A supported tour on the Katy does not test the...

A supported tour on the Katy does not test the bike.
Forum: Touring
04-11-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By mantelclock

Very nice mini journal. Having ridden through...

Very nice mini journal. Having ridden through Cleveland on one of my tours, I agree that it is a surprisingly bike friendly city. I loved the R&R hall of fame. Jon Bonham's drum kit, Madonna's pointy...
Forum: Touring
04-06-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,663
Posted By mantelclock

Apparently. :crash:

Apparently. :crash:
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,194
Posted By mantelclock

How did you load your Secteur? The reason I ask...

How did you load your Secteur? The reason I ask is because I have a Sequoia, which I tried touring on once and found it incredibly unstable due to short chainstays and a very light front end. I...
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,194
Posted By mantelclock

"He who studies medicine without books sails an...

"He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all." - William Osler
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 08:03 AM
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By mantelclock

No, my old fart friend, I am not a Latin purist....

No, my old fart friend, I am not a Latin purist. Far from it. But I see that you missed my point entirely, which was to poke holes in the 'purity' of language. As I pointed out in a previous post,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By mantelclock

Do you mean people on these fora? Or are you...

Do you mean people on these fora? Or are you simply using the popular, albeit imprecise, usage of the plural of forum?
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By mantelclock

I agree! For forty years or more, in accepted...

I agree! For forty years or more, in accepted bicycle parlance, steel alloys have been called "steel", titanium alloys have been called titanium, and aluminum alloys have been called "alloy"....
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 10:51 AM
Forum: Touring
03-31-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,297
Posted By mantelclock

Any experience with spokes breaking on new Trek...

Any experience with spokes breaking on new Trek 720 touring bike - Bicycles Stack Exchange...
Forum: Touring
03-31-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,716
Posted By mantelclock

Welcome to the touring forum! It's the only place...

Welcome to the touring forum! It's the only place on (virtual) earth where you can become an expert on bike touring without ever going on a tour!
Forum: Touring
03-31-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By mantelclock

All the girls that look dreamily at my muscular...

All the girls that look dreamily at my muscular legs.
Forum: Touring
03-31-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By mantelclock

I bought a Wally Folder when my tire blew out in...

I bought a Wally Folder when my tire blew out in the middle of a week long tour. It worked okay and got me home (duh), but it was a bit on the heavy side. They're fine for cheap folding spares.
Forum: Touring
03-31-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By mantelclock

Yeah, just about half way there.:thumb:

Yeah, just about half way there.:thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By mantelclock

OP's two bikes are 54cm, so unless he's guessing,...

OP's two bikes are 54cm, so unless he's guessing, I'd say this one is out.
Forum: Touring
03-30-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By mantelclock

Both bikes are suitable for long tours. The more...

Both bikes are suitable for long tours. The more important question is, are they appropriately sized for your riding comfort. If so, then enjoy the trip!
Forum: Touring
03-29-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By mantelclock

I have Greenfield rear mounts on all three of my...

I have Greenfield rear mounts on all three of my bikes. Never had an issue loaded or unloaded. No need to carry anything or lock the brakes. Kick it down, then kick it up and go.
Forum: Touring
03-29-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By mantelclock

Why? Because many of us, myself included, prefer...

Why? Because many of us, myself included, prefer not to lay our bikes on the ground, or lean them against a post if we don't have to. A good kickstand is quite useful, indeed. But if you prefer not...
Forum: Touring
03-28-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,892
Posted By mantelclock

Your credibility has fallen to a new low. If...

Your credibility has fallen to a new low. If you're just trying to be funny, you should refrain from overt racism.
Forum: Touring
03-28-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,892
Posted By mantelclock

When bicycling home from college with my friend,...

When bicycling home from college with my friend, the temperature dropped into the 20's somewhere in Pennsylvania, and we had no cold weather gear. We came upon a Boy Scout camp that was closed for...
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