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Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By IPassGas

You are on/at one of the best cycling networks in...

You are on/at one of the best cycling networks in the world, Route Verte! We are starting near Montreal in a couple of weeks and biking around the Gaspe. I thank Canadian tax dollars for setting up...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,334
Posted By IPassGas

If your only destinations are the american SW,...

If your only destinations are the american SW, sure, forego fenders. For all the other places in north america, fenders keep you, your bike, your gear, cleaner. Unfortunately for touring, the new...
05-26-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,457
Posted By IPassGas

Again someone says in previous comment that even...

Again someone says in previous comment that even special bimetal disks melts under conditions that a drum would take without a problem. Of course it depends on total weight and "a number of factors"...
05-23-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,638
Posted By IPassGas

Indeed!... we have two on our Rohloff Rodriguez...

Indeed!... we have two on our Rohloff Rodriguez tandem.
Forum: Touring
05-22-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By IPassGas

All of the above comments are on point. I could...

All of the above comments are on point. I could perhaps add that for everything that requires bolt connection on my bikes (cages, racks, etc), I use split ring washers. Loctite is of course good, but...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,663
Posted By IPassGas

Ontonagon, yoopers! ...

Ontonagon, yoopers!
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Forum: Touring
05-14-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By IPassGas

US/Canada Border Crossing

We are driving from US to east of Montréal soon to start a long tour, crossing near Kingston. We are fully vaxxed and will use ArriveCan. As of now are such border crossings somewhat normalized for...
05-13-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By IPassGas

The eccentric on Santanas (captain's BB) have 2...

The eccentric on Santanas (captain's BB) have 2 hex set screws. Loosen both and rotate the eccentric by placing a pin spanner (or something of you own creation) into the holes outside of the diameter...
05-13-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By IPassGas

Blue is the fast color. A "slightly" bent...

Blue is the fast color. A "slightly" bent axle....perhaps you mean the rear triangle is bent? Not an easy fix and may cause persistent shifting problems. Also, the timing chain needs tightening,...
05-10-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By IPassGas

And....a biggie...make sure both seat posts are...

And....a biggie...make sure both seat posts are movable up/down.
05-10-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By IPassGas

Seems like an ideal starter bike to determine if...

Seems like an ideal starter bike to determine if the two of you will enjoy riding a tandem. Your not out much if it doesn't work for you two. IMO, a tandem works best when both parties have positive...
05-09-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By IPassGas

Yet another use for old inner tubes

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Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for the picture and instructions. You are...

Thanks for the picture and instructions. You are correct, too much work.
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, thanks. The Hebie Chainglider will not work...

Yes, thanks. The Hebie Chainglider will not work for our tandem. I have always liked the idea of enclosing the chain and considered modifying one to fit. We are often on dusty trails. But, it seems...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By IPassGas

Do I understand correctly, a custom carbon fiber...

Do I understand correctly, a custom carbon fiber chain case?? I have a rohloff on a tandem and would like to know how you created a case. Could you share a pic and how it was constructed. If it was...
04-26-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By IPassGas

The travesties that the bike industry has...

The travesties that the bike industry has unloaded on us are ongoing. BB's are a case in point. In their initial mindset of advancement was to change the interface design to a spline like cassettes....
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Posted By IPassGas

A lovely breakfast at camp and its time to get a...

A lovely breakfast at camp and its time to get a move on. Break camp, just before taking down the drying cord strung between the trees that goes into an outer pannier pocket, I pull out the Panasonic...
04-12-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By IPassGas

We have a rohloff and thus 2 bushnell eccentrics....

We have a rohloff and thus 2 bushnell eccentrics. We use square taper BB with never a problem, lasts many miles >15,000. Some ISIS BB makes have rather small bearings owing to the larger interface...
04-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By IPassGas

We have used a Click-stand for many years touring...

We have used a Click-stand for many years touring with bags/gear long distance. I don't trust standard kickstands for a loaded tandem. The double kickstands require lifting your bike and gear and...
Forum: Touring
04-10-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By IPassGas

Have you called one of the motels in the...

Have you called one of the motels in the Waterfront area along the trail, e.g. Hampton Inn? They might let you leave your car for a week if you stay with them and it would be safe in their parking...
Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By IPassGas

Looks like a nice bike. Opining, touring is of...

Looks like a nice bike. Opining, touring is of course not just about the bike or the gear. It is about being outside and moving within and enjoying nature, but helpful that the typical speed on a...
04-07-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By IPassGas

I have a treasure trove of spare parts for...

I have a treasure trove of spare parts for everything (on a bike). When I die, someone will find it and say something like...hey look at this, a rotary dial phone.
Forum: Touring
04-03-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By IPassGas

Merci, my wife's very basic french and google...

Merci, my wife's very basic french and google helps along the way. Fortunately, I can cop to being from the states and Quebecers cut me some slack :)
Forum: Touring
04-03-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By IPassGas

Qu'est-ce qu'il n'y a pas de café le matin au...

Qu'est-ce qu'il n'y a pas de café le matin au camp? C'est fou. (my wife thinks this is not the best colloquial translation)
We are passing around Lac St. Jean on way to Gaspe sometime early July,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,327
Posted By IPassGas

I have backpacked for weeks in the sierras and...

I have backpacked for weeks in the sierras and canadian rockies, the climb out of bishop is fun. I never carried that much water, but then I always picked routes passing by water sources. Perhaps you...
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By IPassGas

Iowa to Michigan Tour, part 2

Iowa to Michigan, short report part 2: Minnesota/Wisconsin. The route map is shown in part 1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1248290-iowa-michigan-tour-part-1-a.html)...
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,014
Posted By IPassGas

I have a gortex jacket, thin/light rain pants...

I have a gortex jacket, thin/light rain pants (helium?). In the old days, toured with urethane coated nylon gear. I tour in sandals, so wool socks or thin neoprene socks. Wool socks are dual purpose,...
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, thanks, I missed a trail in the list. We...

Yes, thanks, I missed a trail in the list. We camped at whistlin donkey and then the next day stopped at ......
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By IPassGas

Iowa to Michigan Tour, part 1

In summer (2021) we toured from Cedar Rapids IA to Ludington MI following the map below. Here is a short report. I have documented some of our previous trips in much detail on a different website,...
03-09-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By IPassGas

It is relatively simple and not too expensive to...

It is relatively simple and not too expensive to build your own calibration setup with something like in the pic. The first time I used it I found my park gauge was off by 2 divisions. Whenever I...
Forum: Touring
03-05-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you for sharing this story, you two are...

Thank you for sharing this story, you two are amazing. Might I suggests you consider a tandem. I don't know your relative strengths (usually the stronger is in front), but with him as stoker he may...
Forum: Touring
03-03-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Posted By IPassGas

+1 for Panasonic shaver +1 for cool breeze on...

+1 for Panasonic shaver
+1 for cool breeze on my face
+1 for more kisses
+1 for sunglasses off = better eye contact
Forum: Touring
03-03-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By IPassGas

One of the best trails in the country and a prime...

One of the best trails in the country and a prime reason why I like living in Pittsburgh
03-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By IPassGas

Nothing longer apparently exists, so I will drill...

Nothing longer apparently exists, so I will drill a perpendicular hole in an M6 socket head. Thanks
03-02-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By IPassGas

Longer Fender Stay Eyebolt

Does someone know where I can buy a longer fender stay eyebolt? This is for a SS 3 mm or 1/8" diameter stay (not the Al 5 mm). I have seen longer bolts for 5 mm....
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By IPassGas

The cygolite hotshot is very bright with good...

The cygolite hotshot is very bright with good selection of modes and an adapter for racks can be purchased which holds it firmly. I use it on a tubus rear rack.
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By IPassGas

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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For luck with the Sun Gods
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02-14-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By IPassGas

You will need to shorten (sorry) lengthen your...

You will need to shorten (sorry) lengthen your stem by approximately 45 mm. As above said, the conversion depends on brake type. We have toured many years, my stoker removed her drops within the...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,008
Posted By IPassGas

From Wiki and other sources, the volatility of...

From Wiki and other sources, the volatility of mineral spirits is between that of naptha (white gas, coleman, zippo fluid) and kerosene (similar to kingsford lighter fluid). If one has either a white...
Forum: Touring
02-04-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,008
Posted By IPassGas

This is good to know about zippo fluid. On our 6...

This is good to know about zippo fluid. On our 6 week tour in summer we (tandem) used 2.5 quarts white gas cooking most every day. We enjoy cooking with a dragonfly. Walmarts are fairly common, so...
01-31-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By IPassGas

I have those black plastic breakaway tabs on my...

I have those black plastic breakaway tabs on my front fenders. They tend to allow the metal stays to rattle loudly. Replacing the tab with a 5mm nylon screw seems like a good fix. Do you have...
01-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By IPassGas

Or consider a Click-Stand (Click-Stand Home Page...

Or consider a Click-Stand (Click-Stand Home Page (http://www.click-stand.com))
Forum: Touring
01-17-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,450
Posted By IPassGas

On part of a longer tour last summer we did M28...

On part of a longer tour last summer we did M28 from Lake Gogebic to Marquette. This road has good shoulders and interesting cascades along the way. This route is better than Highway 41 to the north,...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,450
Posted By IPassGas

The entire loop on the shore of Ontario is great....

The entire loop on the shore of Ontario is great. Yes, many vineyards/orchards. For unknown reasons, the Canadians side turns the grapes into great wine, whereas in NY its horrible.
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,450
Posted By IPassGas

The canal is nice. Perhaps consider also hugging...

The canal is nice. Perhaps consider also hugging L. Ontario shore. Campgrounds are great. Also, north side of L. Ontario is great. All better than shoveling snow
Forum: Touring
01-01-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,450
Posted By IPassGas

We got vaccinated in Spring and then decided the...

We got vaccinated in Spring and then decided the gains were worth the risk. Anything US/Canada was complicated by covid, so stuck to the Midwest. In summer, we toured...
12-10-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By IPassGas

"3 flat in several months"... you have not found...

"3 flat in several months"... you have not found whatever is causing the flats. Independent of flats, I often carefully inspect tires looking for glass, wires or other bad stuff and remove it with a...
11-21-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,615
Posted By IPassGas

We have been touring with camping gear, etc., for...

We have been touring with camping gear, etc., for 35 yrs 200K miles, with front/rear panniers on the bike. Agreeing with Ross200, frame considerations are foremost with equal attention to wheels....
11-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,973
Posted By IPassGas

Perhaps overlooked, but Kevlar shrinks when...

Perhaps overlooked, but Kevlar shrinks when heating (negative coefficient of thermal expansion). The rimstrip perhaps, don't know, but lots of pressure to hold it down.
11-15-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,973
Posted By IPassGas

You show a heavy load. V-brakes and a standard...

You show a heavy load. V-brakes and a standard disc are simply not sufficient braking power. Either stop and let the brakes cool or get hydraulic brakes with large/thicker rotors. In previous days,...
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