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02-09-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,708
Posted By wheelinthai

Ha ha I sold my 993 Targa to buy my son his house...

Ha ha I sold my 993 Targa to buy my son his house for the wedding present ( he paid the balance on the house). I am only 5'7", and would recommend GT Grade Alloy. ...
02-08-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,523
Posted By wheelinthai

GT Grade Carbon Ultegra review - BikeRadar...

GT Grade Carbon Ultegra review - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-gt-grade-carbon-ultegra-15-48943/)
02-08-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,523
Posted By wheelinthai

Have a look at GT Grade. I like the first 105...

Have a look at GT Grade. I like the first 105 Alloy model so much, I went and bought the Ultegra carbon model as well. It's easy to put a rear rack on the Alloy mo0del, to turn it into a light...
02-08-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,916
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb: This seems to be the most practical...

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This seems to be the most practical route. Thank you very much Barrettscv. I wonder if compact Ultegra chain ring 34T is available for this crankset seperately? I'd like to go lower than...
02-07-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,916
Posted By wheelinthai

Thanks, but I live in Thailand, and shipping cost...

Thanks, but I live in Thailand, and shipping cost +import tax would be prohibitive.
02-07-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,916
Posted By wheelinthai

Looking for a good compact 46-34 crank to replace my 11 speed 50-34 Shimano 105

I don't need the speed of 50T on my big ring. Yet I would like an at least as good 46-34 crankset that will fit the BB that my GT Grade Alloy105 has. I'll be very much obliged for any...
01-12-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By wheelinthai

Can I replace GT GradeAlloy 50-34 crank set with Shimano XT M8000 double crank set?

I don't need high speed, and would rather trade for lower garing. The bike is Grade Alloy 105 - EnduRoad - Road - Bikes (http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa_en/2015/bikes/road/adventure/grade-alloy-105) ...
Forum: Touring
11-24-15, 12:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,494
Posted By wheelinthai

My vote was for multiple days tours, and not just...

My vote was for multiple days tours, and not just 3-5 days tour. I usually stay at guest houses, so cash only, no credit card. I also don't cook. I do carry a light bivy and sleepinhg gear( for...
Forum: Touring
11-24-15, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 56,240
Posted By wheelinthai

All good and interesting posts. I don't do ultra...

All good and interesting posts. I don't do ultra light, but my prefered touring is SAG on road bike. So I guess I do extremely ultra light touring most of the time. I also do very light touring,...
Forum: Touring
08-18-15, 04:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,126
Posted By wheelinthai

I heartily concur. I'm all for STI shifters, but...

I heartily concur. I'm all for STI shifters, but can accept trigger shifters. But I just don't like mtb handle bars. I too used to ride BSA Hornet and Starfire
Forum: Touring
08-15-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,042
Posted By wheelinthai

For long tour, I prefer around 100km.(62.5miles)...

For long tour, I prefer around 100km.(62.5miles) per day, ending my ride around noon. The longest ride I've done is 198km.(about 125miles) for the day. That was on a SAG 5 days tour on road bike....
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By wheelinthai

Thanks for all helpful advices, particularly from...

Thanks for all helpful advices, particularly from briwasson. Would early September be better than the latter part of the month? I can easily accommodate either.
Ahh! I just read Scummer's post . ...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By wheelinthai

Salzburg to Vienna : What would be best time to do it?

I'm contemplating this trip next year, and am open to any date or schedule. Priority would be dry days with clear sky. Next would be ease of finding accommodation. Therefore, not tourist season. ...
Forum: Touring
07-31-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,062
Posted By wheelinthai

For loght touring, I carry very light tent with...

For loght touring, I carry very light tent with fly and foot print as well as ultra light Thermarest, and I limit myself to 22pounds easily. I don't cook, so that saves a lot of weight, but I do...
Forum: Touring
07-31-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,731
Posted By wheelinthai

I do light touring, and limit myself to 22 pounds...

I do light touring, and limit myself to 22 pounds load. I also like to cruise around 15 m.p.h., faster with tail wind. I tour mostly on paved roads ( some damaged by flood), and I hardly venture off...
Forum: Touring
07-27-15, 03:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,934
Posted By wheelinthai

I have both, the Alloy 105 which was so...

I have both, the Alloy 105 which was so impressive ,I had to get the Carbon Ultegra to find out if it deserve the accolades it received. The Carbon Ultegra is great, but only about 10-15% better...
Forum: Touring
07-24-15, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Touring
07-15-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,934
Posted By wheelinthai

I think the bottom holes near the dropouts will...

I think the bottom holes near the dropouts will take on the rear rack mount quite well. However, for the top rack attachment, I'd use seat post clamp with rack mount. This is what I have.
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Forum: Touring
07-15-15, 12:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,934
Posted By wheelinthai

I concur. I can go 46-30front with 10 speed, but...

I concur. I can go 46-30front with 10 speed, but I'd rather remain with 50-34 11 speed crankset. With my 10 speed road bike, I can climb most hills with 34-24 combination, and the 27t largest cog...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-15, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,196
Posted By wheelinthai

Performer Recumbent Trike JC-20AL Any one has experience with it?

I'm looking for a trike for touring. Performer from Taiwan has caught my attention, but I know nothing about a recumbent. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,934
Posted By wheelinthai

Thank you azza_333 for starting this thread. I...

Thank you azza_333 for starting this thread. I do light touring and SAG only, and you got me dreaming. AS I understand, one benifit of Di2 is that you can match up 11 speed STI with 11 speed mtb...
Forum: Touring
07-10-15, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By wheelinthai

463563...

463563 (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-gt-grade-alloy-105-15-48994/)
GT Grade Alloy 105 review - BikeRadar...
Forum: Touring
06-12-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,672
Posted By wheelinthai

Just some view points from a Thai touring around...

Just some view points from a Thai touring around Thailand, Loas and Cambodia. Thailand has a few dedicated touring bike shops.You can have a suitable touring bike built with competitive prices....
Forum: Touring
06-10-15, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By wheelinthai

I have GT grade alloy 105, which is similar to...

I have GT grade alloy 105, which is similar to your Trek CrossRip LTD, and it makes wonderful light tourer. BTW I carry no more than 20lbs on my rear rack. Yours being a 10 speed drive train, I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By wheelinthai

GT Grade Alloy 105 review - BikeRadar...

GT Grade Alloy 105 review - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-gt-grade-alloy-105-15-48994/)
GT Grade Alloy 105. Exceeds your budget, but is every thing...
Forum: Touring
05-13-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,390
Posted By wheelinthai

Yes, different strokes for different folks. ...

Yes, different strokes for different folks. There are also folks who do light touring 720 - Trek Bicycle (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/touring/720/) 451222
05-10-15, 02:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,313
Posted By wheelinthai

Sorry, wrong clip above. Here is the clip of BMC...

Sorry, wrong clip above. Here is the clip of BMC Granfondo GF01 Disc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6C7F9D2YqE
05-10-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,313
Posted By wheelinthai

I have GT Grade Alloy 105 GT Grade Alloy 105...

I have GT Grade Alloy 105 GT Grade Alloy 105 review - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-gt-grade-alloy-105-15-48994/) which blows my ex favourite...
Forum: Touring
05-06-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,608
Posted By wheelinthai

Sorry to hear of your plight. Better than spare...

Sorry to hear of your plight. Better than spare wheel or spokes, is to have local bike mechanic go over the bike, tuning the spokes, replacing the chain if needed.
Forum: Touring
04-30-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,608
Posted By wheelinthai

When I mentioned heavy mtb, I was referring...

When I mentioned heavy mtb, I was referring relative to my 7.9kg carbon road bike. My friends were all on their racing Klein Adept Comp, weighing around 10 kg.
Forum: Touring
04-30-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,608
Posted By wheelinthai

Simply 448403

Simply 448403
Forum: Touring
04-30-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,608
Posted By wheelinthai

I'd would listen to the tour leader. He has the...

I'd would listen to the tour leader. He has the experience, and know what to expect. Personally, I blow away my stronger friends with their heavy mountain bikes, while I'm on my light road bike....
Forum: Touring
04-27-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,612
Posted By wheelinthai

Below is my latest love. I'm the least...

Below is my latest love. I'm the least mechanically inclined, preferring to pay my bike mechanic for peace of mind. BTW, the TRP HyRd works really great. My first experience with disc brakes....
Forum: Touring
04-25-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,659
Posted By wheelinthai

May not pertain to your requirements, but I've...

May not pertain to your requirements, but I've just got a new fairly light gravel aluminum bike that can be used for light touring GT Grade Alloy 105 review - BikeRadar...
Forum: Touring
04-25-15, 04:30 AM
Forum: Touring
04-22-15, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb: Quite a few elderly riders have problem...

:thumb: Quite a few elderly riders have problem with constipation, after a few long days. You don't meed that pleasure (privilege?).
Forum: Touring
04-21-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb: I also put a couple of huge protien bars...

:thumb: I also put a couple of huge protien bars in my cycling jersey back pocket, to munch while on saddle.
Forum: Touring
04-17-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By wheelinthai

I bulk up before a long tour, and start to...

I bulk up before a long tour, and start to deplete myself of visceral fat after about 10 days into touring. After about 3 weeks, I'll notice fat around my belly disappearing. In about 6 weeks, I'll...
Forum: Touring
04-17-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,767
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb: Exactly. You saved me time.

:thumb: Exactly. You saved me time.
04-16-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,964
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Views: 391,404
Posted By wheelinthai

I'm 69, but have been doing the reverse. Since...

I'm 69, but have been doing the reverse. Since turning 64, I've gone from CF road bike to chromoly CX and now enjoy alloy gravel bike. My hams feel the strain after 50km ride, but I perssit to 75km...
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,903
Posted By wheelinthai

This is my chromoly 26" wheels touring bike, with...

This is my chromoly 26" wheels touring bike, with Panaracer T-Serve PT 1.5" tyres, weighing 11.52kg. It can't hold a candle to GT Grade Alloy 105 gravel tyre 28c, whether it's speed or...
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By wheelinthai

If you were to use mtb cassette with mtb RD, you...

If you were to use mtb cassette with mtb RD, you can make it work with 10 speed STI shifters. You just need the 9 speed RD from Shimano.
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 04:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By wheelinthai

I think you do a remarkable job of maintnining...

I think you do a remarkable job of maintnining your chain, and 10 speed shouldn't be a problem. I used to tour with 9 speed, and I was happy with slightly <3,500km. with my chain. Maintainance was...
Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,224
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb: I've camped a lot in my younger years,...

:thumb: I've camped a lot in my younger years, in the Arctic, Alaska,Yukon, way down to Arizona. I also camped in Zambia and Tanzania. So I'm not too hung up on sleeping out door. Setting up a...
Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 03:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,903
Posted By wheelinthai

Want to build a FAST light tourer ...

Want to build a FAST light tourer





Toe overlap may be a problem with road bike, but rarely with gravel bike and cyclocross bike. I'm 5'7". #51...
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By wheelinthai

I was a firm believer in the T-SERV PT, ...

I was a firm believer in the T-SERV PT, until the GRAVELKING was introduced. Now I regret that I've got a few spare T-SERV PT to use up, or trade.:cry:
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Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,903
Posted By wheelinthai

:thumb: Don't rule out 700c tyres. I have...

:thumb: Don't rule out 700c tyres. I have steel 26" tyres tourer, and I was reasonably happy with it. But with GT Grade Alloy 105, I was blown away. The modern gravel tyres are as good as 26"...
Forum: Touring
04-13-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,903
Posted By wheelinthai

I have Bianchi Volpe, which I loved it for every...

I have Bianchi Volpe, which I loved it for every day bike + light tourer.
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But now I have a GT Grade Alloy 105 which is quicker and has screw holes tapped at dropouts. To put on a rack, you...
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