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Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the touring forum so I assume the...

This is the touring forum so I assume the question is for touring, not commuting, etc.

Touring, I almost never use a headlight since I am riding in daylight 99 percent of the time. There are...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By Trevtassie

Get on the German websites, Bike24, bike discount...

Get on the German websites, Bike24, bike discount starbike etc. Grab a cheap SP Dynamo hub. One of the AXA headlights, a B&M toplight tail light. When you decide to tour, add a Forumslader or a...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,657
Posted By saddlesores

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap...

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap seatpost you can use for touring?
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,644
Posted By veganbikes

I was slightly kidding on that. They do believe...

I was slightly kidding on that. They do believe that all these rules and regulations that anger most people some how make us free and safe.

As Ammon Hennacy said "Oh judge! Your damn laws! The...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,644
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So is my bottle of hand sanitizer. You...

So is my bottle of hand sanitizer.

You have made your point, you will never again fly with a patch kit that has a tube of glue.
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,712
Posted By ppoollppoo

Surly's IMO are incredibly overpriced for what...

Surly's IMO are incredibly overpriced for what they offer, rarely coming stock with racks or fenders.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,656
Posted By Miele Man

I just ride my bike. I don't particularly train...

I just ride my bike. I don't particularly train for a tour but I might up my daily mileage to get my butt in shape for longer hours on the saddle. If I'm going to go on a longish tour I'll load the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By jamawani

In the West you can have chilled water all day -...

In the West you can have chilled water all day - - cheap, easily.
A wet sock not only provides evaporative cooling, but blocks the sun.
My experience is that water is up to 40 degrees cooler - i.e....
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By djb

Im fairly certain that Ive read that freezing a...

Im fairly certain that Ive read that freezing a sawyer filter can damage it, you say "thoroughly dry" but one would be prudent to read up on this , in case any water in side would cause a problem.
I...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The big coffee thermos makes the bike look better...

The big coffee thermos makes the bike look better to us coffee drinkers.
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By hhk25

I love hydraulic disc brakes which is why I'm...

I love hydraulic disc brakes which is why I'm putting them on my gravel bike. But, would you want them on a touring bike? Fluid leaks are not uncommon and dealing with them in a some countries would...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You ask the logic behind canti brakes, they were...

You ask the logic behind canti brakes, they were considered a better brake than side pull or center pull brakes decades ago. I worked in a bike shop in the 70s, almost all brakes were sidepull or...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Rob_E

I would go tubeless but bring spare tubes. Keep...

I would go tubeless but bring spare tubes. Keep the sealant fresh, and hopefully you won't need the tubes, but if you do need them, you have them, and you can convert to a tube set-up when necessary....
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By indyfabz

And don't forget the leather straps and Vaseline....

And don't forget the leather straps and Vaseline. Shoot. A guy could have a good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff. :D
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By indyfabz

Historical Packing List

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Friend posted this on Facebook. Try fitting all that...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,221
Posted By boomhauer

You must not drink? Or drink enough? kidding...

You must not drink? Or drink enough?
kidding aside .... I must be a magnet for the local outcast. Every town seems to have one or two.
I always get approached by them. One thing leads to another...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,444
Posted By indyfabz

I'm never having kids. Never wanted to. :D ...

I'm never having kids. Never wanted to. :D

And on the subject of raising kids, if you want to watch something really funny go to YouTube and search "Bill Burr Motherhood." Watch the 3:22 min....
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By riverdrifter

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Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,444
Posted By conspiratemus1

In your opening post you finished by saying, "I...

In your opening post you finished by saying,
"I know this may well open a can of worms, so I thought I should add that I am not looking for life, financial, or parenting advice. I just want to start...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,444
Posted By axolotl

When I was 25, I quit my job and went on an...

When I was 25, I quit my job and went on an open-ended tour that ultimately lasted 14 months and took me to 3 continents. 6 of those months in the middle were mostly not touring. I didn't own a...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,444
Posted By Bassmanbob

This sounds somewhat appealing to me, but I don't...

This sounds somewhat appealing to me, but I don't think I would do this with two young kids. I'm no psychologist, but I would think that kids want or need more stability. Don't take my word for it....
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,532
Posted By bikenh

I use kitty liter buckets, getting much harder to...

I use kitty liter buckets, getting much harder to find now since everyone has switched over to pour buckets versus the nice ones they used to use. They are the perfect size for a bike and you can...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,193
Posted By JonathanGennick

I would go before the judge, explain nicely about...

I would go before the judge, explain nicely about the one earpiece being off, then hope for some leniency.
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,794
Posted By gerryl

If you can find some used Arkel panniers buy...

If you can find some used Arkel panniers buy them. They come with a transferable lifetime warranty.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,398
Posted By Bike Jedi

Not worth it :) Got 50 miles of riding in...

Not worth it :)

Got 50 miles of riding in today. That's all that counts.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,398
Posted By saddlesores

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa...

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa but spend much of their time traveling, you can pick up a little house in a small town in southwest texas for under $25k.

a few...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs...

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs than the main beam. On those lights, if you are not moving the main beam would not be lit when you "stand in front of the bike with the light on...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,258
Posted By geoffs

Save the campy hubs for an eroica bike that gets...

Save the campy hubs for an eroica bike that gets just used occasionally. If you are carrying a load then old hubs with screw on freeewheels are not reliable. You might be lucky but there is a big...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By TulsaJohn

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo:...

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/insurance-for-bicycle-tours) is one source. Others have talked about the same thing...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,350
Posted By ksryder

Little known fact, the Spartans stayed at...

Little known fact, the Spartans stayed at Thermopylae to fight just because their tunics were chafing their nipples when they marched and they would rather be slaughtered than deal with that.
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By 79pmooney

I wouldn't do that. I would put it in the hands...

I wouldn't do that. I would put it in the hands of a Native American directly. Keep our government which has never served Native Americans well out of the loop.
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,725
Posted By DanBell

I have 2.0" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes on my...

I have 2.0" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes on my tourer now and they are incredible. Smooth and fast. Definitely more road oriented, but I kind of figure that with a loaded touring bike, even when I'm on...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By alan s

I find the site difficult to navigate and...

I find the site difficult to navigate and uninteresting. When I was starting out touring, I read a few trip reports, but haven’t looked at it in a long time. If the guy who runs the site wants to...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By mstateglfr

I go there to read trip reports sometimes. I...

I go there to read trip reports sometimes. I don't go there to learn anything specific. I cant imagine going there for research...its a total cluster of a site.

I wouldn't pay a dime to read a...
07-26-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's cottered! Will that even fit a modern beer...

That's cottered! Will that even fit a modern beer bottle? lol (Nice work, BTW)
07-26-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By All Terrain

crank arm bottle opener

I found a use for all the old cranks laying around. I'm gonna make them into bottle openers for my bike...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,398
Posted By axolotl

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this....

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this. This is a bike touring forum.
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By Happy Feet

True.. some. But that experience was gained...

True.. some. But that experience was gained ultimately by doing.

I think of a certain squishy former poster who had convinced himself that only the best would do.. preferably custom and argued...
Forum: Touring
07-16-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By chrisx

Stay away from plastic, it leaches into the water...

Stay away from plastic, it leaches into the water in the hot sun.
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By Rob_E

I have a double-walled, insulated growler that I...

I have a double-walled, insulated growler that I use the same way. Fits perfectly in my Anything Cage and gives me a nice source of ice water on a long, hot ride. And if that long, hot ride is to the...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,160
Posted By MarcusT

Go as cheap as you can. If your finances are...

Go as cheap as you can. If your finances are limited, give up luxury or trying to look like a pro tourer.
Scavenge anything you can, then try a few tours. If you like it, then you can start to...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,893
Posted By Happy Feet

Not picking on you but the subject is of interest...

Not picking on you but the subject is of interest to me.

I work in an extended care facility and talk to many older people on the edge of death. They are often bored and one thing I ask them is:...
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,233
Posted By badger_biker

I also used Maps.me on a trip overseas. It was a...

I also used Maps.me on a trip overseas. It was a huge help in a couple instances to pinpoint our location when we got off track and couldn't identify our whereabouts with printed maps. You can have...
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,104
Posted By MikeRides

I haven't toured since 2014 when I did the ECT...

I haven't toured since 2014 when I did the ECT with my then 5 year old. That was quite an adventure, I had intentions to do other tours since then but life always got in the way. This year I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,176
Posted By mtnbud

Livestock require a large amount of resources to...

Livestock require a large amount of resources to produce compared to many other forms of produce. Cows especially require a huge amount of water, land, and grain.
I am a firm believer in eating...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,176
Posted By Happy Feet

Hah hah. That's some good stuff there!

Hah hah. That's some good stuff there!
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,914
Posted By djb

Doug's comment about courtesy to drivers is a...

Doug's comment about courtesy to drivers is a good one, and I've always ridden my bike also thinking like a car driver, and have no problem pulling off the road if it helps a group of cars get by a...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,914
Posted By Darth Lefty

Perhaps you are a vampire?

Perhaps you are a vampire?
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,826
Posted By Happy Feet

For $8 I would neither buy nor try it. A 10 lb...

For $8 I would neither buy nor try it. A 10 lb tent for one person is cray cray. And 6'2" isn't that tall to need like a 6 person tent.

Don't be penny wise and pound foolish (fits here).
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,914
Posted By obrentharris

Before going out for a ride I shall attach my...

Before going out for a ride I shall attach my gazillion candlepower flashing front light, flashing back light, wheel reflectors, flexy-pole bike flag, air canister boat horn, and pool noodle. I then...
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