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Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By tlorenz

Thanks for all the input. I will check out those...

Thanks for all the input. I will check out those other frames.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By tlorenz

Good Steel Frame

I have all the parts I need for a good bike, just not the frame. I am looking for a good steel frame that will be mostly used for commuting and getting groceries. I will also probably use it for the...
03-28-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By tlorenz

Sending a bike overseas

I am currently in India, the plan was to ride my bike around, but plans have changed and now I want to send it home and pursue other non-cycling opportunities. Does anyone know a good way to send a...
Forum: Touring
02-07-09, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By tlorenz

We booked with Lufthansa and flew from Edmonton...

We booked with Lufthansa and flew from Edmonton to Mumbai through Toronto and Frankfurt. Lufthansa's charges $150 a bike a ticket, air Canada is $50 (a total of $700 for two of us). When we booked...
Forum: Touring
02-04-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By tlorenz

Crazy guy on a bike is a great site, that is...

Crazy guy on a bike is a great site, that is where we do all our research for our trips.
Blogger is good as well (I have used it), however wordpress.com is better then blogger (imho) and it gives...
Forum: Touring
02-02-09, 03:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,447
Posted By tlorenz

I have been using 700 with 35mm wide tires. I...

I have been using 700 with 35mm wide tires. I have done 1200km in Mexico and 1700km (and counting) in India. I have 700s because that is what my bike needed and I wasn't going to buy a new bike....
Forum: Touring
01-29-09, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By tlorenz

I have a large Arkel bag, my grilfriend has a...

I have a large Arkel bag, my grilfriend has a small. I have a DSLR with two lenses, plus a lot of other stuff that goes in my bag. The large is huge and perfect for me, it isn't waterproof though...
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By tlorenz

I used some (different brand) on backpacking in...

I used some (different brand) on backpacking in the mountains. Didn't taste the greatest but it did fill you up with calories and carbs. With a bike though I would think that rice and beans would be...
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 49,102
Posted By tlorenz

Thanks for the reply. It looks engine oil will...

Thanks for the reply. It looks engine oil will work in a pinch (just be careful to apply it to every roller), but I am going to try the 1:5-10 ratio of oil to thinner. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Touring
01-16-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By tlorenz

Greyhound makes you put your bike in a box and...

Greyhound makes you put your bike in a box and ship it, so it will cost extra, and it may not be on your same ticket. Finding a bicycle box should be a breeze in Jasper (there are many bicycle shops...
Forum: Touring
01-16-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 49,102
Posted By tlorenz

Homemade Chain Lube

Just wondering if anyone knows how to make some Chain Lube? I am currently in India and I have asked around a few places and no one has chain lube, but there must be 500 million bicycles in India, so...
Forum: Touring
01-16-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By tlorenz

I am currently in India with a BOB, if there are...

I am currently in India with a BOB, if there are any negatives about using a bob, they have been proven to be insignificant (imho). I was worried about using it in India, but most people just love...
Forum: Touring
11-07-08, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,754
Posted By tlorenz

My grilfriend and I have marathon pluses, we rode...

My grilfriend and I have marathon pluses, we rode down Baja California. Not one of our bikes got a flat, however my trailer got two flats (it now has a marathon xr tire on it) and our friend also got...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,061
Posted By tlorenz

Better a cat then a bear...

Better a cat then a bear http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2008/09/10/news/top/news01.txt
Forum: Touring
08-31-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By tlorenz

As for BC, I drove around the Kootneys a couple...

As for BC, I drove around the Kootneys a couple of weeks ago. I don't think you can get over the rockies unless you use a highway (I could be wrong). The crowsnest highway seemed very nice, long...
Forum: Touring
08-30-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By tlorenz

Personally (and I am different then everyone...

Personally (and I am different then everyone else), I would spend a bit more on the wheels and keep the frame, and then down the road get a LHT frame. At least that is what I am going to do, I don't...
Forum: Touring
08-29-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By tlorenz

When the due rolls in during the night, and the...

When the due rolls in during the night, and the condensation that forms on the inside of your tent usually just affects the fly. I take off the fly and shake it and keep it hand (if it going to be a...
Forum: Touring
08-04-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,167
Posted By tlorenz

I have not cycled too much in the rain, not while...

I have not cycled too much in the rain, not while touring at least. I do work in the forest, and have to deal with rain a lot (depending on the season). If you bring enough clothes and are prepared...
Forum: Touring
07-29-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,898
Posted By tlorenz

Icebreaker Merino wool underwear, and shorts....

Icebreaker Merino wool underwear, and shorts. Through in a Brooks saddle and that is my plan for my next trip (which will be long). I don't really believe that padded shorts do a whole lot, even...
Forum: Touring
07-27-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By tlorenz

Max Tire Width

I have an 07 Devinci Sydney. I want to put some 45mm wide tires on it. Does anyone know if this is possible. I went on their website and the best I can do is find the max width of the tires for the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By tlorenz

You can tour on anything, it is all a matter of...

You can tour on anything, it is all a matter of comfort. I wish I had a surly LHT frame with all my components. I don't, and I'm going to go for a year long trip on this bike. It doesn't matter that...
Forum: Touring
07-27-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By tlorenz

I have a mirror, or I had a mirror. It was the...

I have a mirror, or I had a mirror. It was the cat's eye, and it was not the cat's meow. It didn't fit my bike, and I was angry, it shifted, and moved, and wasn't very good. I could see what was...
Forum: Touring
07-26-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By tlorenz

I did Baja California with my girlfriend last...

I did Baja California with my girlfriend last winter. It was fun and cheap, skinny roads though, and the middle desert section was a challenge.
Forum: Touring
07-26-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By tlorenz

Icebreaker merino wool and shorts. It works well,...

Icebreaker merino wool and shorts. It works well, drys fast and doesn't stink like the alternative. Merino wool is my favorite fabric.
Forum: Touring
07-18-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By tlorenz

Thanks for your reply! Anyone else have an...

Thanks for your reply!
Anyone else have an experience to share regarding wind direction in Europe??
Forum: Touring
07-15-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By tlorenz

Europe east to west?

Hello,

We are planning a big Europe tour and are considering riding east to west based on the best weather for Turkey & Morocco (starting in Istanbul mid May and making our way to Spain - hoping...
Forum: Touring
07-13-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,980
Posted By tlorenz

You will probably hear this a lot, it is your...

You will probably hear this a lot, it is your personal preference. Which it is. I have a BOB, my girlfriend has Panniers. I took the BOB to Mexico and it was great, you hardly know it is there, until...
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By tlorenz

Get some good wheels, Mavic a719 rims, Phill...

Get some good wheels, Mavic a719 rims, Phill Woods Hub and Schwalbe marathon plus tires with some DT Swiss spokes. They are expensive but you will be happy when you have a zero maintenance super...
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By tlorenz

Thanks for all the input. We were thinking of...

Thanks for all the input. We were thinking of having $1500/month for Europe. I know that we could do that in Canada no problem (we spend less then that with our rent, food and utilities), however if...
Forum: Touring
05-10-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By tlorenz

Cost of Cycling throught Europe

We (my girlfriend and I) are planning a trip, after going through SE Asia in the winter, we are going to head to Europe for the spring/summer/autumn. Ideally it would be great to start in Morocco and...
Forum: Touring
05-10-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By tlorenz

I have done it, from Mexico to Canada through 2...

I have done it, from Mexico to Canada through 2 American cities and I had no problem, it was empty and my stove was in a different bag. I feel like I am just repeating what many others have done, and...
04-26-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,989
Posted By tlorenz

This is a great idea, I love being able to read...

This is a great idea, I love being able to read other people's blog. You can find mine at travelhoz.blogspot.com (http://travelhoz.blogspot.com)
I have only documented on trip on there, the other...
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,987
Posted By tlorenz

I don't have a touring bike, I have a hybrid. It...

I don't have a touring bike, I have a hybrid. It works, is comfortable and carries the weight that I want it to. Some people will tell you that a steel frame is the way to go, I don't really know if...
Forum: Touring
04-18-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,302
Posted By tlorenz

I saw some guy that had a motorcycle mirror...

I saw some guy that had a motorcycle mirror attached to his bike with some metal fitting that he got from Home Depot. I had a Cat's eye, its plastic and doesn't work very good, so I'm going to go to...
Forum: Touring
04-05-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,556
Posted By tlorenz

I drive about 1.5 hours everyday to work (I work...

I drive about 1.5 hours everyday to work (I work in the forest, and as such these are on gravel roads), then I do physical work for 7 hours and drive 1.5 hours back home. I hate driving, especially...
Forum: Touring
04-05-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,980
Posted By tlorenz

I used a BOB for 1200km in Baja Mexico. It was...

I used a BOB for 1200km in Baja Mexico. It was great, I would use it again, especially when we were going through the 200km stretch with no water. I was carrying over 20L of water (which is 40lbs), I...
Forum: Touring
12-28-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,081
Posted By tlorenz

Camp fuel (colemen or white gas) in Baja Mexico

Iím going to ride my bike from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas on my bike with my girl friend. We plan to camp along the way. We have an MSR whisperlite international stove and I was wondering what...
Forum: Touring
11-23-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By tlorenz

Thanks for the info! We were thinking we'd leave...

Thanks for the info! We were thinking we'd leave from the border bus station so this confirms it!!
Forum: Touring
11-21-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By tlorenz

We are heading to Baja in January and planning to...

We are heading to Baja in January and planning to bus from Tijuana to Ensenada. We are hoping to just show up with our bikes (we have a BOB trailer too?!)...and talk politely of course...however our...
Forum: Touring
10-23-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By tlorenz

Thanks to all of the great responses...very...

Thanks to all of the great responses...very appreciated. I think we have read just about every Baja blog we could find on the internet in the last few days, from what we can see overall people have...
Forum: Touring
10-21-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By tlorenz

Baja Mexico?

My girlfriend and I are thinking of doing some cycling in January to escape the winter of Northern Canada, and we were wondering where we should go. We were thinking a lot about Baja Mexico, then we...
Forum: Touring
07-23-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By tlorenz

Help...did I buy the wrong bike??

I purchased a Devinci Amsterdam (hybrid) about 3 months ago, it is a hybrid type bike. I have taken it for one 2 day tour and a 4 day tour (on the Icefields Parkway which is awesome if anyone is...
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