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05-11-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By skimaxpower

I've been very pleased with the Topeak RideCase...

I've been very pleased with the Topeak RideCase system. https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/ridecase
08-30-18, 12:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By skimaxpower

Corey Thompson of Thompson Custom Bicycles can...

Corey Thompson of Thompson Custom Bicycles can make exactly what you want. He has made many touring tandems.

https://thompsoncustombicycles.com/2018/06/12/spring-2018-deliveries/
...
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By skimaxpower

Go to the public library in the towns you visit....

Go to the public library in the towns you visit. Free, no extra weight to carry, and a great opportunity to interact with locals.
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By skimaxpower

Putting your car on the ferry to the San Juans...

Putting your car on the ferry to the San Juans (particularly on a weekend) can involve hours of waiting. However there is basically unlimited capacity for pedestrian and bicycles. Leave your car in...
05-31-18, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By skimaxpower

Ferries in Puget Sound are operated by 4x...

Ferries in Puget Sound are operated by 4x different operators. All are expensive to take cars, and cheap for walk-on with bicycle.

WA State Ferries
BC Ferries
Black Ball (Port Angeles -...
Forum: Touring
05-22-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By skimaxpower

If that seat is properly adjusted for your...

If that seat is properly adjusted for your height, the bike frame is too large for you.
It's possible to sink lots of time and money into the bike making it kinda-sorta fit. But you'd be better off...
05-11-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By skimaxpower

I have no idea what problems this device solves....

I have no idea what problems this device solves. (Except a heavy wallet and light bike.)
04-27-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By skimaxpower

Swap in a different fork. You could even...

Swap in a different fork.

You could even use this as an opportunity to swap in mech disc brakes.
Forum: Touring
04-07-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By skimaxpower

Lowrider front racks are great! - The low...

Lowrider front racks are great!
- The low center of gravity helps the bike "track" very well.
- Bikes already have the majority of their weight over the rear wheel, putting all your cargo back...
Forum: Touring
04-03-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By skimaxpower

There are numerous off-grid hostels along the...

There are numerous off-grid hostels along the Icefields Parkway.
Forum: Touring
03-29-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By skimaxpower

Per previous comments, the wind in this region...

Per previous comments, the wind in this region generally flows the same direction as the river. I did this trip in early September, and I would actually recommend doing it during the height of...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By skimaxpower

They are flexible rubber.

They are flexible rubber.
03-22-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By skimaxpower

If you install cantis or mini-v brakes, you will...

If you install cantis or mini-v brakes, you will have to change your brake levers. This is a potentially expensive proposition.
Replies: 27
Views: 3,338
Posted By skimaxpower

https://sites.google.com/site/montanarando/ ...

https://sites.google.com/site/montanarando/

https://rusa.org/
Forum: Touring
03-16-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,408
Posted By skimaxpower

Yup. Your bike was made for this challenge. Tubes...

Yup. Your bike was made for this challenge. Tubes are a non-issue. Tires will be a modest challenge. Carry a spare tire and order resupplies by general delivery along the way.
Forum: Touring
03-16-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By skimaxpower

This would be fine for summer car-camping or...

This would be fine for summer car-camping or kids' slumber parties.

For modern bike touring, save your money and get a down bag made in the past decade. It'll compress much smaller, weigh less,...
Forum: Touring
03-16-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By skimaxpower

Bike to Seattle Amtrak station. Box your bike...

Bike to Seattle Amtrak station. Box your bike there. (Boxes sold for $15, call to double check), then take light rail to airport. The Amtrak station is across the street from the light rail station....
Forum: Touring
03-14-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By skimaxpower

Indeed. Most cyclists do this trip in the other...

Indeed. Most cyclists do this trip in the other direction.
Forum: Touring
03-14-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By skimaxpower

If you take light rail to the airport, does that...

If you take light rail to the airport, does that leave your ethics intact?
Forum: Touring
03-13-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By skimaxpower

Yes. Absolutely. Depends how hard you...

Yes. Absolutely.


Depends how hard you like to pedal! A 3x drivetrain offers the most range - very common on touring bikes for the past 20 years. A "compact double" crankset would probably work...
Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By skimaxpower

^ Still available if you look for it though.

^ Still available if you look for it though.
03-04-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By skimaxpower

As with any hatchback, the added weight of the...

As with any hatchback, the added weight of the rack can make it difficult for the hatch to remain in "open" position. If it collapses under the weight of the rack while you're accessing the trunk,...
Forum: Touring
03-01-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By skimaxpower

Many shots include "Bell Rock" outside the...

Many shots include "Bell Rock" outside the Village of Oak Creek - about 10 miles outside of Sedona proper.
Forum: Touring
03-01-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By skimaxpower

If you can get your hands on a suspension fork...

If you can get your hands on a suspension fork that has cantilever brake bosses, the Tubus Smarti rack would work. Tubus - Smarti (http://www.tubus.com/product.php?xn=63)
Forum: Touring
02-24-18, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By skimaxpower

Depends on your priority. Price = IDC...

Depends on your priority.

Price = IDC wheelset
Quality = Custom wheelbuild with your choice of rims, hubs, spokes, axles.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By skimaxpower

Those bus racks are made of industrial steel. ...

Those bus racks are made of industrial steel.

As long as you can lift the bike that high, you're fine.
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By skimaxpower

Shipping should be easy because it comes with its...

Shipping should be easy because it comes with its own box. EBAY is the answer. Auction prices will net what the market will bear.

Due to some special features like Ti frame and couplers, I'd...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By skimaxpower

1) I've sent a box ahead to a Hotel where I have...

1) I've sent a box ahead to a Hotel where I have a room reservation.

2) General Delivery - if you're likely to be pushing the 30 day limit, prepare the box ahead of time and have a friend mail it...
Forum: Touring
01-28-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,823
Posted By skimaxpower

Soma Wolverine is advertised as 700c x 45 with...

Soma Wolverine is advertised as 700c x 45 with fenders. (http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/wolverine)

If you went for 650B wheels you could have even wider tires.
01-22-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By skimaxpower

+1 FD is a cheap part.

+1

FD is a cheap part.
Forum: Touring
01-18-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By skimaxpower

Load capacity of the Duo rack is The load...

Load capacity of the Duo rack is The load capacity is 15kg (33 pounds) total.

So make sure you're putting light/bulky things up there like sleeping bag, tent, clothing.
01-09-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,124
Posted By skimaxpower

To achieve proper torque, use a torque wrench. ...

To achieve proper torque, use a torque wrench.

Cheap ones use standard units of measurement. Good ones include metric (newton-meters) too.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-08-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By skimaxpower

New fork (and headset) is an easy install with...

New fork (and headset) is an easy install with the right tools. No need to permanently damage your vintage titanium frame.
01-07-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By skimaxpower

Aquaseal

Aquaseal
01-07-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By skimaxpower

For real. Won't somebody please think of the...

For real.
Won't somebody please think of the children?
Forum: Touring
01-02-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By skimaxpower

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1750/2933/files/...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1750/2933/files/geo-size-chart-giramondo-2018.png
Forum: Touring
01-01-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By skimaxpower

49cm seat tube is a small frame. At 6 feet tall,...

49cm seat tube is a small frame. At 6 feet tall, you're a better fit on a 55cm or 56cm frame.

Your bike is too small for you.
12-06-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By skimaxpower

FYI, when I was at the SeaTac airport recently, I...

FYI, when I was at the SeaTac airport recently, I noticed that they have a decent, free, bicycle workstand and some tools in the baggage claim area. Helpful for cyclists flying in - you can unbox and...
11-19-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,663
Posted By skimaxpower

On different bikes, I have E3 taillight and the...

On different bikes, I have E3 taillight and the similar SON Rear Light. I have not noticed a difference between the two in terms of brightness.

I think you're largely limited in brightness by the...
11-16-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By skimaxpower

It's worth noting that Seattle now has excellent...

It's worth noting that Seattle now has excellent light rail service from the Airport to downtown and beyond.

No cost to bring your bike on the "Link" light rail....
Forum: Commuting
11-14-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,398
Posted By skimaxpower

Good value. The tires that come with the bike do...

Good value. The tires that come with the bike do not appear to leave room for fenders. But you could almost certainly compromise at fenders with 35x700c tires.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By skimaxpower

+1 OP discovered a feature, not a flaw, of...

+1

OP discovered a feature, not a flaw, of his fenders. They plastic clips are designed to break free so that you don't take a header if you ride your bicycle over a stick.
11-14-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By skimaxpower

There is no good reason to install 27" wheels on...

There is no good reason to install 27" wheels on a bike made for 700c. This is analogous to connecting your typewriter to your laptop.

Sell the old bike and use the money to buy some used 700c...
11-03-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,344
Posted By skimaxpower

After you eventually buy a hub dynamo, you will...

After you eventually buy a hub dynamo, you will ask yourself "why didn't I do this sooner."

Best to skip the intermediate step and go straight to a hub dynamo. You won't be disappointed.
11-02-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,343
Posted By skimaxpower

Dajia Cycleworks Accessory Mount for Threadless...

Dajia Cycleworks Accessory Mount for Threadless Stems
https://store.velo-orange.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/530x530/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/img_6121.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,988
Posted By skimaxpower

Those wheels look great with the carbon downtube...

Those wheels look great with the carbon downtube and fork.
Forum: Touring
10-30-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,762
Posted By skimaxpower

Panaracer Pasela have been trusted for touring...

Panaracer Pasela have been trusted for touring for decades.

Compass makes great offerings these days as well. Good 650B selection.
10-26-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By skimaxpower

This is a huge safety improvement for cycle...

This is a huge safety improvement for cycle tourists. Looking forward to eventual completion of the Olympic Discovery Trail.
10-26-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By skimaxpower

Most locals buy the $80 annual pass which...

Most locals buy the $80 annual pass which provides access to USFS lands. This will hit out-of-town tourists the hardest.

This is a big price bump and unfair to folks who pay taxes for parks, but...
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