Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: robow
Showing results 1 to 50 of 131
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Forum: Touring
06-10-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,224
Posted By robow

25 lbs as it sits here. But to be fair, this is...

25 lbs as it sits here. But to be fair, this is not a true touring bike but rather a cycle cross bike that I adapted for touring. It performs quite well for how I use it, but I would not try crossing...
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,338
Posted By robow

As said, if it works, great, but truly I don't...

As said, if it works, great, but truly I don't like the design of that rack. The top of the rack should extend more forward than the lower strut mounting point, like most racks, which then won't...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,604
Posted By robow

Is a true 2 person tent, say 31 square ft. of...

Is a true 2 person tent, say 31 square ft. of usable space with full rain fly and netting, and is free standing, at 4lbs really that heavy in this day and age? Can they be had for less than $250 ?
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By robow

I value comfort 1st, packability 2nd, durability...

I value comfort 1st, packability 2nd, durability and weight 3rd. That being said, I have two Thermarest Neo Air mattresses in size Large that I have been very pleased with for many years now. ...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By robow

I'm guessing most won't know what a pasty is. ...

I'm guessing most won't know what a pasty is. Best I ever had was in Ontonagon.
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,925
Posted By robow

File this under "Silly things you see while...

File this under "Silly things you see while touring"

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x616/017_2__185ae8cd0fe6d51d8e2d9c6f6b844df92c2ac1da.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,586
Posted By robow

Unless you're in the desert, surely you can find...

Unless you're in the desert, surely you can find one tree or sign/fence post as my friend has done here. The bugs weren't bad on that tour and he had a beautiful view of the Missouri River that...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,586
Posted By robow

Won't a simple tarp, ground cloth, and a bit of...

Won't a simple tarp, ground cloth, and a bit of rope be your cheapest shelter system. Wont protect you from bugs or maybe keep you as dry as a proper tent or bivy but it could work much of the time.
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By robow

For those touring off road on skinny single track...

For those touring off road on skinny single track or those that are "Race touring" and looking for even the most minute improvements in aerodynamics, bike packing makes more sense, but for the other...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By robow

Where are the "kitty litter bucket" pannier...

Where are the "kitty litter bucket" pannier enthusiasts when you need them ?
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,867
Posted By robow

Something that needs mentioning if you are going...

Something that needs mentioning if you are going to tour with a trike. I have two friends that have gone to this mode because of health issues and they have to be very knowledgeable where they will...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By robow

Don't tell my wife this. She at one time was a...

Don't tell my wife this. She at one time was a heck of a tri-athlete and I want her riding these tires so as to hopefully slow her down a little. We won't tell her I leave her brakes rubbing just a...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,867
Posted By robow

Each individual has determine their own...

Each individual has determine their own preference as to the amount of weight on their hands vs. their butts. The more upright, of course the more weight on the derrière. I took this photo a week ago...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,867
Posted By robow

Ideal riding positions can vary tremendously. ...

Ideal riding positions can vary tremendously. That being said, most cycling tourists are more upright than roadies. I personally don't see the individual above that hunched over but as a pretty...
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,835
Posted By robow

Like Tourist in MSN, I am a fan of Kool Stop...

Like Tourist in MSN, I am a fan of Kool Stop Salmon brake pads or the hybrid pad, black and salmon from the same maker. They will be excellent with your, assuming, linear or V brakes.
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,925
Posted By robow

A few photos from last week touring through...

A few photos from last week touring through eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.

Can you guess what town we were near when we stayed at this KOA campground for the night ?...
Forum: Touring
03-18-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By robow

I rode with a "unique" fellow a couple years ago...

I rode with a "unique" fellow a couple years ago that toured on one. Between the weight of the rider and the enormous weight of the gear he was carrying, I swear you could hear the bike groaning at...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By robow

With support vehicle..... bring the kitchen sink.

With support vehicle..... bring the kitchen sink.
Forum: Touring
03-09-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,962
Posted By robow

Having attempted more ultra light touring in the...

Having attempted more ultra light touring in the past, I've settled on the fact that for me, a good night's sleep is worth an extra pound or two. I always giggle at the individuals that concern...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,962
Posted By robow

My tent 4lbs, large air mattress 1lb, true 30...

My tent 4lbs, large air mattress 1lb, true 30 deg. down bag 2lbs = 7 lbs.
Yea, when I used to do a lot more hammock camping, I really didn't save that much weight and when you add in an under quilt,...
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By robow

Doesn't the backside hook give away it's likely...

Doesn't the backside hook give away it's likely side ? Mine always point rearward (or towards the stern for MSN Tourist)
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By robow

indyfabz has the right idea if you plan on coming...

indyfabz has the right idea if you plan on coming back via Amtrak. We have done it several times and have had no problems at all. It's only a few blocks away from the official start of the trail...
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By robow

This link shows Ohio's Bike route/trail maps...

This link shows Ohio's Bike route/trail maps numbered

https://www.miamivalleytrails.org/trail-map

Btw, an outstanding trail system worthy of touring for sure
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By robow

Sadly then, I must deduct style and creativity...

Sadly then, I must deduct style and creativity points on your part : )
Forum: Touring
02-13-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,316
Posted By robow

You must admit, it would make for an interesting...

You must admit, it would make for an interesting handlebar configuration now wouldn't it ?
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,316
Posted By robow

Please post up some photos when completed

Please post up some photos when completed
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By robow

It will ride like a bus...... stable, straight...

It will ride like a bus...... stable, straight ahead, with little vibration and no sense of adventure as it is so predictable.
Not good or bad, just my experience
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,316
Posted By robow

Yep, rim brake touring frames are getting real...

Yep, rim brake touring frames are getting real tough to come by. I would probably build up a Surly Cross Check that would fit most of your requirements. I personally don't like the rear drop outs...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By robow

A friend of mine as we rode across Missouri...

A friend of mine as we rode across Missouri posing before Boat-henge

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x675/abc_5d35adcac82c75bf3464e779aafd3fbeedc07399.jpg

And I think I...
Forum: Touring
12-02-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By robow

They were marketed to the public as having fewer...

They were marketed to the public as having fewer moving parts than thumb shifters and therefore less likely to break. But of course I had a right twist grip shifter break for no obvious reason such...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,247
Posted By robow

Thumbies are generally considered to be quite...

Thumbies are generally considered to be quite reliable and are definitely more available vs. grip shift. Owned both, one vote for thumbies here.
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By robow

What a wonderful video. I for one really enjoyed...

What a wonderful video. I for one really enjoyed it. Well done !
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,261
Posted By robow

This from last week, a friend was using those...

This from last week, a friend was using those "Bar Mitts". He said they were warm but was having trouble with the zipper, not sure if this is common or not. He also complained about the perspiration...
11-07-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,284
Posted By robow

Also consider posting your thread over in the...

Also consider posting your thread over in the "Classic and Vintage" sub forums here at bikeforums as many of those fine fellows are very knowledgeable on these things.
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,925
Posted By robow

A couple photos of a few friends and I hitting...

A couple photos of a few friends and I hitting the trail last week. Colder than average temps created both significant frost and fog in the mornings, while a colorful change in the foliage could be...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,749
Posted By robow

[/list] That's pretty much how I roll the...

[/list]
That's pretty much how I roll the majority of the time. The photo below from last week when touring down south. There is a lot to be said though for maintaining a better balance with front...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,042
Posted By robow

The wife and I just got back from a week down...

The wife and I just got back from a week down south and while the weather was superb, the sunset at 6:30 pm does present a few issues. We're heading out for one last adventure of the year in the next...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By robow

Does that seat post clamp above only offer one...

Does that seat post clamp above only offer one attachment point for the rack ? Would love to see the other side. If so, I definitely would want the Axiom Trekk Seat Collar w/Rack Eyelets which has...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,857
Posted By robow

The bike must be a Rough Rider, tour softly and...

The bike must be a Rough Rider, tour softly and carry a big stick
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,925
Posted By robow

If only those walls could speak, what stories...

If only those walls could speak, what stories they might tell.
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,211
Posted By robow

If you can't find a hybrid, which would work...

If you can't find a hybrid, which would work nicely, don't be afraid to go the route of an old school steel or aluminum mountain bike from the 90's or early 2000's. Often times the frames have all...
Forum: Touring
08-10-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By robow

Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true...

Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true then I've been doing it all wrong over these many years. And yes, I consume cookies, and worse yet, Pop Tarts, but only when on tour (the nearest thing...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,089
Posted By robow

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by...

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,061
Posted By robow

How could I forget, duh ! The two greatest...

How could I forget, duh ! The two greatest things that are often deal breakers for me when it comes to "Can I tour on this bike ?".....lack of low gearing and the inability to use wider tires (maybe...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,061
Posted By robow

The 2014 REI Novara Randonee will likely work for...

The 2014 REI Novara Randonee will likely work for you quite well if the bike fits you properly. Sorry, I'm not familiar with the others.
Your 1220 will likely have fairly short chain stays and...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By robow

I would just state that almost no cycling...

I would just state that almost no cycling tourists bring their bike into their tent and therefore do not need a tent so large as to make that possible.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,840
Posted By robow

I agree, a small ziplock baggie containing...

I agree, a small ziplock baggie containing various size zip ties, gorilla tape, screws and nuts, and a few feet of strong para cord can solve a whole lot of problems.
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,840
Posted By robow

Excellent question. I'm sure the responses will...

Excellent question. I'm sure the responses will be well thought out and all over the place.

My 2 cents....Keep your daily mileages reasonable, error on the low side at first. Just because you've...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,419
Posted By robow

Believe me when I say you can do much better than...

Believe me when I say you can do much better than that.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,986
Posted By robow

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel...

So I'm not the only one married to such an angel of (no) mercy.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 131
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.