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Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,224
Posted By Yan

You bicycled domestically across your own first...

You bicycled domestically across your own first world country with good roads, plentiful bike shops, and three day USPS parcel delivery to anywhere in the country; during a mild season of the year....
03-23-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By cat0020

In general, 11 & 12-speed chains are not as...

In general, 11 & 12-speed chains are not as durable for ebike applications than ebike specific chains.
Worn out chain/cassette at 600-800 miles is a bit excessive. 60 rpm cadence likely to put more...
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You are bringing a spare pair of pedals for each...

You are bringing a spare pair of pedals for each bike? I can see one pair, platform on one side and SPD cleat on the other side if anyone uses SPD cleats.

Two friends of mine went on a two week...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Pratt

Credit card.

Credit card.
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By staehpj1

How much space do you have in the support...

How much space do you have in the support vehicle? What tools do you usually use to maintain and repair the bikes? You might as well have all the various pullers and so on to disassemble everyting on...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By andrewclaus

I'd take the small tool box I normally keep my...

I'd take the small tool box I normally keep my bike tools in, a floor pump and some supplies like rags and oil. If I had a portable stand I'd take it, but I would not take the one I have. It would...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By robow

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

With support vehicle..... bring the kitchen sink.
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My last five week bike tour was 3 years ago,...

My last five week bike tour was 3 years ago, pre-covid. I brought my S&S coupled bike with Rohloff hub, so that bike does not compare to the types of bikes you might need to work on. But to pack my...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do not bring any tools you do not know how to...

Do not bring any tools you do not know how to use. Possible exception is a spoke wrench.

There are very few tools that I would bring in a vehicle that I would not bring if I had no support...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By veganbikes

Most importantly make sure your bike is tuned up...

Most importantly make sure your bike is tuned up and everything is running well. Replace any parts that might need replacing a good period of time in advance so you can ride the bike and make sure...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By saddlesores

jinkies! take the repair stand and your entire...

jinkies! take the repair stand and your entire toolbox.......at least any tool you'd conceivably need (short of full welding kit) to repair any of your bicycles. take spare cables and brake pads...
Forum: Touring
02-09-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,503
Posted By Thulsadoom

The way I figure it is: as long as you have...

The way I figure it is: as long as you have something that will stop people from just walking away with your bike as if it's theirs, that's all you really need. Any chain or lock can be compromised....
09-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,385
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from...

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from Walmart, and short-inseam hiking shorts (with pockets) worn over my usual underwear briefs that I wear on rides of less than 30 miles or on my work...
09-01-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,895
Posted By livedarklions

It's almost as if you spend wayyyyy too much time...

It's almost as if you spend wayyyyy too much time worrying about what other people are recommending.
The cycling shoes I've tried have been disasters for me, the New Balance works better for me....
08-31-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,895
Posted By indyfabz

I rode across the US with a small group. One...

I rode across the US with a small group. One member did it wearing sneakers. Some sort of Converse high tops, IIRC. He was a strong rider when he wasn’t drunk.
08-31-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,895
Posted By Rick

I have wide feet and the bicycle shoe...

I have wide feet and the bicycle shoe manufactures don't find it profitable to accommodate my needs. I have bought supposedly wide shoes on more than one occasion. I like clipless pedals. I don't...
08-31-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,895
Posted By livedarklions

I love it when people start lecturing other...

I love it when people start lecturing other people about what they SHOULD like. Obviously, you know more about other people's feet than they do themselves.

Did it ever occur to you that people...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,126
Posted By MidLife50

GAP C&O Tour Completed

My wife and I just completed our first ever multi-day tour. Here's a brief summary...

Day # From/To Strava Distance Milepost Distance
1 Pitts to W. Newton 36.39 34
2 W. Newton to Ohiopyle 44.70...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,052
Posted By Rick Imby

My history---I spent 30+ years owning a shop and...

My history---I spent 30+ years owning a shop and fixing bicycles. We were a family shop and worked on everything from Wallyworld bikes to lots of full suspension mtn bikes.

I do not like to have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,052
Posted By mconlonx

About 90% of bikes purchased in the US are bikes...

About 90% of bikes purchased in the US are bikes which cost less than $300 and are sold at department stores. Which is sad.

People who own quality non-folding bikes may look at cheap folding bikes...
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