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03-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
Posted By 52telecaster

i know the feeling. All too often i dont ride and...

i know the feeling. All too often i dont ride and suffer guilt and all kinds of screwy emotions.
02-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 128,363
Posted By badger_biker

What tires and size are you running dualresponse?...

What tires and size are you running dualresponse? No way can I get fenders over my Fat Franks but I love the ride. Here is a picture finally....
02-05-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,288,228
Posted By Clyde1820

Am "dressing up" a Trek 970, at the moment, to be...

Am "dressing up" a Trek 970, at the moment, to be much like what you describe ^above. A bit newer than the lugged vintages, but it'll do.

Going through all of the parts, one at a time, cleaning...
02-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By blazin

Another route to look at might be the Rockstar...

Another route to look at might be the Rockstar race, from Hburg to Roanoke, that has both MTB and gravel versions. I havenít looked to see how much overlap it has with the Transvirginia. The race is...
02-01-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 128,363
Posted By countalmaviva

I'm guessing that some contributors to this...

I'm guessing that some contributors to this thread may have seen this 1986 red Cimarron on eBay. Well, I caved and bought it! It arrived today, and the condition is just as in the photos -- excellent...
01-31-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By unterhausen

TransVirginia

I would really like to ride the transVirginia. Hopefully at close to randonneuring pace, not tourist pace. https://www.transvirginia.org/

Anyone else thinking about riding this route? I am...
01-25-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By njkayaker

You can also use a $10 battery with a cable.

You can also use a $10 battery with a cable.
01-23-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By rpatanav

The Dew does alright on gravel but it feels very...

The Dew does alright on gravel but it feels very sluggish on the road. It doesnt seem to do too well on super rocky paths either.
01-23-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By tyrion

Topeak Versacage comes with 3 strap on bosses. Or...

Topeak Versacage comes with 3 strap on bosses. Or you could use your front rack and get some "micro panniers". Micro panniers are mostly made by boutique vendors and kind of expensive....
01-23-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By autonomy

From what I've seen online I think bikepacking...

From what I've seen online I think bikepacking bags are a bit of a fad because they're trendy right now and come associated with a free, unencumbered spirit of adventure. Touring panniers are too old...
01-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By rumrunn6

got a bigger washer for that top bolt?

got a bigger washer for that top bolt?
01-19-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,576
Posted By avrilboazmoss

Thatís rotating weight moving onto you, so still...

Thatís rotating weight moving onto you, so still a gain overall, right? 😉

Thanks for the comprehensive answer!
01-19-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,576
Posted By Ghazmh

Having owned and put thousands of miles on a 40mm...

Having owned and put thousands of miles on a 40mm and a 44mm wheelset Iíd say the 2 main advantages are as follows; you will definitely look cooler at red lights and wherever other cyclists may...
01-18-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By Tandem Tom

We have had our 800 since 2011 and it has been...

We have had our 800 since 2011 and it has been voir many multi month tours. It has served us well. But last year I noticed charger port was getting wonky. I ordered one of those replacement fonts but...
01-18-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, it comes with the "standard" mount (all the...

Yes, it comes with the "standard" mount (all the units come with those). That's the one with the rubber o-rings (that mount with bands is about $8).

The 1030 comes with an "out front" mount (which...
01-18-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin says it comes with a standard mount, out...

Garmin says it comes with a standard mount, out front model is what my buddy has . Cheap enough to find on Amazon if you need another.
01-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By njkayaker

The Explore is a good deal. The $250 doesn't...

The Explore is a good deal. The $250 doesn't include a mount (I believe) and the IQ level is 2.4. If you are interested in using IQ apps, 3 is much better.

I think the 1030 was being sold $450. If...
01-18-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By Steve B.

My battery experience with a year and half old...

My battery experience with a year and half old 1030 is still at 5-7 percent per hour, so 15 to 20 hrs, of use time. If I were doing 2 back to back 10 hr days I’d charge it at night off a stick...
01-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By njkayaker

200 miles is pushing it it for any unit. I was...

200 miles is pushing it it for any unit. I was doing rides where the the "days" where 250 miles.

I carry a 3200 mAh battery charger for long rides (it's very cheap insurance). Charge it when you...
01-18-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By njkayaker

You should have posted this in the electronics...

You should have posted this in the electronics subforum (ask the admins to move it).

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The 800 is still a useful unit....
01-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,250
Posted By Phil_gretz

Exasperated.

STOP!!! The problem is that you want to fundamentally change your drive train without either the resources or understanding of how to do it efficiently.

Don't. Stick with the 7-speed freewheel...
01-12-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 302,963
Posted By Grey goat

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Haywood County, NC (On the climb to Max Patch)
01-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 302,963
Posted By HTupolev

In the Pilchuck River Valley. ...

In the Pilchuck River Valley.

https://i.imgur.com/RUeF1qX.jpg
01-11-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,559,894
Posted By IchbinJay

How do you like the stem shock? Does it work?

How do you like the stem shock? Does it work?
01-10-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,811
Posted By fuel0707

I just ordered a pair of these (Sidi Drako 2). ...

I just ordered a pair of these (Sidi Drako 2).
...
01-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,288,228
Posted By montclairbobbyb

The well-deserved second coming of the...

The well-deserved second coming of the Cimarron...destined to become an all-rounder touring classic to those lucky enough to own one. I love mine. Nice build! 👍
01-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Reynolds 531

I hate the way the adapters look too, but I would...

I hate the way the adapters look too, but I would think about finding the "least ugly" adapter, and then using it. ( I do not know what is the least ugly).
Then, you will be able to quickly swap and...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,208
Posted By indyfabz

:lol: I think many of us have.

:lol: I think many of us have.
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,208
Posted By Happy Feet

Somewhat... I've been know to be by the side of...

Somewhat... I've been know to be by the side of the road swearing my head off at "someone" a few times while solo ;)



I used to lead wilderness backpacking trips and was a Scout leader for...
11-30-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,288,228
Posted By DorkDisk

Added some new lipstick to this 95 Kona Hot. 2x10...

Added some new lipstick to this 95 Kona Hot. 2x10 XT with microshift thumbies. Really, really digging this one.
...
Forum: Touring
11-30-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By staehpj1

Both of those issues can generally be worked...

Both of those issues can generally be worked around on most bikes in my experience and too much is often made of them.
Heel-pannier clearance issues can generally be mitigated with mounting position...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By DropBarFan

Diverge is nice but less tire/fender clearance &...

Diverge is nice but less tire/fender clearance & $350 higher price than the Haanjo EXP Carbon. Getting that low 20/34 gear would seem to require switching to a 3x9 MTB drivetrain, perhaps $200-$400...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,662
Posted By DropBarFan

Cool bike & must have a super-comfy ride. In the...

Cool bike & must have a super-comfy ride. In the 70's some folks mounted drop-bars upside-down & mounted the road levers underneath the "drops".
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,095
Posted By nun

There are lots of mountain and gravel bikes that...

There are lots of mountain and gravel bikes that I'm sure would do just fine on those descents with rackless setups. But you might be voiding the warranty doing it with 4 x panniers and 50lbs of...
Forum: Touring
11-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,662
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice bike. What frame is that? It's little...

Nice bike. What frame is that?

It's little wonder you feel better riding now. The drop from saddle to seat there is pretty steep and would put a lot of weight on your hands over an extended...
11-24-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,811
Posted By HTupolev

Shininess starts with the bottom bracket. If the...

Shininess starts with the bottom bracket. If the bottom bracket isn't shiny, the bike will never look shiny. Probably. Better safe than sorry, right?

https://i.imgur.com/ZDzduIE.jpg

Installed...
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By staehpj1

Tons of folks here have ridden across the US. ...

Tons of folks here have ridden across the US. Some probably wound up doing it with one or two others. Not sure if anyone recruited companions here. As was already mentioned there is a sub forum...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By Rob_E

I switched from breathable panniers with pockets...

I switched from breathable panniers with pockets to waterproof Ortliebs. It was all upsides from my perspective. I still have some non-waterproof storage on my bike, and the challenge is always to...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By acantor

Water-resistant panniers have served me nicely...

Water-resistant panniers have served me nicely for the kinds of touring I do: mostly day trips, an occasional weekend outing, and an infrequent one to two week tour.

I find water resistant...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By staehpj1

I agree. I have had zero problems with...

I agree. I have had zero problems with waterproof panniers. Wet stuff either stays out or is sealed in ziploc or other waterproof bags to isolate them from dry stuff. No matter the type of...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By djb

My experience as well. Your still damp bike...

My experience as well. Your still damp bike shorts from the nights wash the day earlier still needs to be out in the sun and wind strapped on your rack to properly dry.
Not worrying about your...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By indyfabz

Having used both, I say too waterproof is not an...

Having used both, I say too waterproof is not an issue. Things don't dry inside "breathable" bags any quicker.
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. Oregon resident here. Haven't toured in...

Yup. Oregon resident here. Haven't toured in decades but have arrivbe home many times with filthy Ortleibs. I just hose the bike off with the full Ortleibs on so my bags go into the kitchen wet...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By Doug64

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb...

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb panniers and bags 12 years ago, I wouldn't consider using anything but waterproof panniers. My wife and I were on a 3-month tour and we had rain on 35...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By ricrunner

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that...

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that have various compartments, and I actually like that feature a lot. They also have a water bottle holder, so four extra bottles of water, that gives...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By Miele Man

I use heavy duty green garbage bags to keep the...

I use heavy duty green garbage bags to keep the contents on my panniers dry. When I tour logging/mining roads I often have to cross washouts or streams that are deep enough to soak any pannier. I...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Thereís some merit to carrying waterproof AND...

Thereís some merit to carrying waterproof AND highly breathable luggage. The breathable bits should allow enough airflow for wet clothes to dry (assuming dry enough weather). The waterproof bits...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By niknak

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I...

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I have some old non-waterproof REI panniers with a rain cover. In a downpour they still get wet inside. And then you have to remove the cover to access...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By DanBell

I have regular Ortliebs and I can find/get...

I have regular Ortliebs and I can find/get anything in under ten seconds. Organization isn't that difficult.


I've only used Ortlieb and Vaude fully waterproof panniers (for years and thousands...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,831
Posted By winston63

Iím with Brian25, waterproof is a definite...

Iím with Brian25, waterproof is a definite feature. A number of waterproof panniers are just big bags though, if you want pockets for organization that can narrow your choices.

One compromise that...
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