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Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 953
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more critical length. The length from the...

One more critical length. The length from the axle to the headset race length is part of the geometry that the frame designer designed the bike for. Ideally this should be the same distance, but a...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By staehpj1

That is what it is designed to do. Are you...

That is what it is designed to do. Are you saying they don't work? Quite a few people swear by them. I have never used one.
Click-Stand Home Page (http://www.click-stand.com/)
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 886
Posted By Pratt

Clickstand? I think that is what it is called. ...

Clickstand? I think that is what it is called.
I've seen pictures of a longish strut that has the "Y" on the top, it goes under the top tube and then the bike leans on it.
Rubber bands on the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,338
Posted By indyfabz

This is as far as I can get mine forward without...

This is as far as I can get mine forward without my size 48 shoes creating heel strike. No shimmy to report.

...
Forum: Touring
05-31-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 953
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is more info on tubeless for long distance...

There is more info on tubeless for long distance riders on the randonneuring forum, thread is a year and a half old, some like it and some don't, thread at:...
Forum: Touring
05-29-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,603
Posted By phughes

The Hammock without the tarp so you can see it is...

The Hammock without the tarp so you can see it is fully enclosed like a tent.


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Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,603
Posted By indyfabz

Also known as trash pandas.

Also known as trash pandas.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,603
Posted By headwind15

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent...

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent companies can claim/ as to what a tent company classifies their tent is suitable for how many people. For instance: I have a 2 meter x 2 meter (80" x...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,603
Posted By stevel610

Go bigger. Easier to keep stuff inside during...

Go bigger. Easier to keep stuff inside during inclement weather.
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,915
Posted By djb

Damn toddlers, first it was tantrums and potty...

Damn toddlers, first it was tantrums and potty accidents, now they make us put less stuff on our racks.
it's not fair!
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most of my self inflating pads and air mattresses...

Most of my self inflating pads and air mattresses were bought at REI scratch and dent sales with leaks. At home when I find the leak point, a tiny dab of Seam Grip works great. If it is a larger...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By cyccommute

You need to visit Tocabe’ (Indian tacos) in the...

You need to visit Tocabe’ (Indian tacos) in the same neighborhood, Chubbies for a Mexican hamburger, Highland’s Tap for pork rinds (so fresh they are still crackling), and Hops and Pie for an artisan...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By mtnbud

https://youtu.be/UgI7HcUdCZg

https://youtu.be/UgI7HcUdCZg
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By IPassGas

Ontonagon, yoopers! ...

Ontonagon, yoopers!
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Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By cyccommute

Shower cap from a hotel works too. I won’t say...

Shower cap from a hotel works too. I won’t say they are cheaper because you have to pay for the room.
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By phughes

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the...

Shower cap from Walmart or Target. I have the cover from Brooks, but use it mainly when transporting the bike long distance on the bike rack. For day to day use, and on tour, the shower cap works...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By timdow

My take is if you can do 10-12 hours days on...

My take is if you can do 10-12 hours days on another saddle, go with that saddle.

I went to a Brooks because I could not do multiple hours on a padded saddle due to chafing. I like the B17, but...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By indyfabz

Should I cue my train at Rockwood video. :D

Should I cue my train at Rockwood video. :D
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you do not have the City version, thus...

I assume you do not have the City version, thus have the strap that goes over the top. If you have not thought of this yet, I store my rain gear on top of my front loaders under those straps.

When...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By CAT7RDR

I unwittingly thought it was a good idea to feed...

I unwittingly thought it was a good idea to feed Steller Jays peanuts in the shell at my campsite in the Eastern Sierra. Before I knew it, the word got around the Steller community and I had about a...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By mtnbud

Here are mine:...

Here are mine:...
Forum: Touring
04-17-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,919
Posted By indyfabz

On the ferry from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ,...

On the ferry from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ, this morning.

...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,546
Posted By Doug64

My wife and daughters carry most of their gear...

My wife and daughters carry most of their gear weight on the rear of their bikes. Nobody has had a problem with this setup, and I know they are not light packers:) My wife has pulled away from me on...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,546
Posted By Germany_chris

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If you’re not going super heavy the Cross Check...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By danders

I would just change the cranks so you know all...

I would just change the cranks so you know all the ramps/pins are correct.
2x 30/46 GRX seems popular, 3X Alivio 22/32/44 works for me and is low budget.
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By timdow

Bottom line for me.... sure you could, especially...

Bottom line for me.... sure you could, especially if it's what you already have. But I wouldn't purchase a bike with a one-by setup for touring... A triple or double set up with the same range as a...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,919
Posted By Indytriumph

From my first touring trip across Missouri and Kansas

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Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By elcruxio

I tried using a 1x11 for road touring but I only...

I tried using a 1x11 for road touring but I only did one tour with it until I swapped back to a double and then eventually back to a triple. I had a 11-42 cassette, which has much smaller gaps...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,500
Posted By MarcusT

Stove. It will give some freedom on where to...

Stove. It will give some freedom on where to spend the night
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By cyccommute

Topeak Morph. Road if your tires are less than...

Topeak Morph. Road if your tires are less than 1.5” and mountain if the tires are wider than that.
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By Altair 4

Mmmm...I wouldn't recommend McKee's Rocks for...

Mmmm...I wouldn't recommend McKee's Rocks for parking.
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By sloppy12

Park in WV at the start of the panhandle trail...

Park in WV at the start of the panhandle trail ride that to montour and montour to Pittsburgh. there is a hotel and walmart real close to the trail head. crime rates are lower plus its free parking....
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By indyfabz

PPA | Grant Street Transportation Center...

PPA | Grant Street Transportation Center (pittsburghparking.com) (http://www.pittsburghparking.com/gstc)

"The Grant Street Transportation Center can accommodate all your Parking needs for your...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,875
Posted By Tusk

I have one of those. Got it from my dad. I...

I have one of those. Got it from my dad. I thought it would be cool, going old school. I used it a couple of times.

If that was the only choice, I'd grow a beard.
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By phughes

Interesting... ...

Interesting...

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Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By jamawani

You're out of luck, buddy. My style and...

You're out of luck, buddy.
My style and creativity account is already overdrawn.
Forum: Touring
02-12-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,316
Posted By Noonievut

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Forum: Touring
02-11-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,503
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just looked at my Bordo 6100, digits 0 through...

I just looked at my Bordo 6100, digits 0 through 9, thus 10,000 combinations. That said, no thief is going to say - oh good, this lock is only 1296 possible combinations. I will steal this bike...
Forum: Touring
02-09-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,316
Posted By blurcovenky

Among the many suggestions, my 2 cents. Try the...

Among the many suggestions, my 2 cents. Try the Handsome Devil. Handsome is a Minneapolis based company, the are relatively small but very reliable making value for money bikes I recently bough one....
Forum: Touring
02-07-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,202
Posted By Doug64

I would also recommend Itasca State Park and the...

I would also recommend Itasca State Park and the Headwaters of the Mississippi. My wife and I were cheating on our ride across Canada (still have fromToronto to Halifax to finish it), taking a...
Forum: Touring
02-06-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,202
Posted By ober27

DangerousDan mentioned Itasca State Park. It...

DangerousDan mentioned Itasca State Park. It would add at least a day to your trip, but you could ride the Heartland State Trail from Walker to Park Rapids, then north to the park. The loop in the...
Forum: Touring
02-06-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

To the OP, I agree with Fishboat, look at sizing...

To the OP, I agree with Fishboat, look at sizing carefully. The best bike is the bike that fits you well.

I usually focus more on top tube length than seat tube length when I pick a bike. It is...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,202
Posted By DangerousDanR

Since you will be in the area, you might want to...

Since you will be in the area, you might want to take a look at Lake Itasca. It is considered to be the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and it is quite beautiful.We mostly ride west of the...
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your bio says you have a Nomad Mk II. I think you...

Your bio says you have a Nomad Mk II. I think you should ride that while you wait for the perfect bike to be built instead of buying a compromise. Yes, I know that a Nomad Mk II is a heavy bike, I...
Forum: Touring
01-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By djb

completely reasonable, that's how long it took...

completely reasonable, that's how long it took them to get the tire off and back on again.
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,106
Posted By djb

when you do, don't forget your short shorts,...

when you do, don't forget your short shorts, headband, addidas socks and sleeveless shirt. Oh and some aviator sunglasses.
in for a penny, in for a pound.
morning btw
Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,616
Posted By fishboat

+3 or 4 as I read through the thread. ...

+3 or 4 as I read through the thread. Particularly the Imperial. Mount it, ride it..that's about it. Hit it with a little Proofide (or SnoSeal) now and then, keep it dry. Not much mystery...
Forum: Touring
01-04-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,616
Posted By djb

I hope this new owner reads this, and is at least...

I hope this new owner reads this, and is at least cautious about trying stuff.
frankly I just found riding the thing works, and if you put proofide on it, use a very small amount.
I've also...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,919
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada, Bow Valley Parkway ...

Alberta, Canada, Bow Valley Parkway
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12-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If the rims are noticeably different in width,...

If the rims are noticeably different in width, the brake pad adjustments will drive you nuts.

I went to skinny rims on my Hybrid.
I had to rearrange and ADD a thin spacer to the point I almost...
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