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Forum: Touring
03-08-14, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By 58Kogswell

What makes you think the snow will be gone in 4...

What makes you think the snow will be gone in 4 months?


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Just kidding, of course. Good luck and have fun.
Forum: Touring
01-30-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By 58Kogswell

Excellent, jmilleronaire. Glad to hear that. ...

Excellent, jmilleronaire. Glad to hear that. Your son's excitement will go a long way toward insuring that he has a good time. What a great opportunity you have to help him appreciate a new,...
Forum: Touring
01-29-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By 58Kogswell

Another thought. You might say this response is...

Another thought. You might say this response is too personal and please ignore this if it offends you.

I would ask myself why am I doing this or contemplating doing it. For whose pleasure or...
Forum: Touring
01-29-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By 58Kogswell

As you might know, the Munger Trail is mostly out...

As you might know, the Munger Trail is mostly out in the open, by which I mean there is no shade. This is especially the case at the southern end in the area where you will start - White Bear Lake,...
Forum: Touring
01-03-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,069
Posted By 58Kogswell

Hi Nick, The real answer to the overall...

Hi Nick,

The real answer to the overall question is - it depends on how much you use your phone and how often you find yourself in a place where you can access a wall outlet. It won't take long...
Forum: Touring
01-03-14, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By 58Kogswell

If what you mean by this is that you will end up...

If what you mean by this is that you will end up with more money after you do the conversion because (you think) the parts you are selling will bring more in than you will spend on the parts you buy...
Forum: Touring
12-25-13, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By 58Kogswell

When you need to add a large volume of air and...

When you need to add a large volume of air and only have a small pump, you can consider the use of the CO2 cartridges and the hardware that allows you to use that method of quick inflation.

In my...
Forum: Touring
11-30-13, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By 58Kogswell

Wayne at TheTouringStore.com can answer questions...

Wayne at TheTouringStore.com can answer questions about Ortlieb and many other touring related products. Don't worry that he will try to sell you something you don't need or want or that by asking...
Forum: Touring
10-15-13, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By 58Kogswell

Hey Medic, In Seattle you should be able to...

Hey Medic,

In Seattle you should be able to find a recumbent dealer who can help you with these possibilities. From what you say a crank forward might be the perfect bike. With any kind of...
Forum: Touring
10-14-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By 58Kogswell

I looked at your question again and I see a whole...

I looked at your question again and I see a whole different subject I missed the first time which is the crank forward bikes from RANS. I had a RANS Dynamik before I had any true recumbent.

...
Forum: Touring
10-13-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By 58Kogswell

I have that long wheelbase RANS Stratus XP which...

I have that long wheelbase RANS Stratus XP which is fine on the crushed limestone trails and so are all my other bikes on that kind of surface.

I also have a short wheelbase Bacchetta Giro 20...
Forum: Touring
10-13-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By 58Kogswell

RANS touring

Lots of RANS bikes loaded for touring appear here:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=g&page_id=174932&v=1r7#bottom

Many are dual 26, including mine345787

which is shown at the end...
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By 58Kogswell

My iPad allows me to adjust the brightness. ...

My iPad allows me to adjust the brightness.

Go to Settings > Brightness and Wallpaper

and you will find a slider at the top of the page that allows infinite adjustment.

Lowering the...
05-21-13, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By 58Kogswell

You don't say where you are and I probably don't...

You don't say where you are and I probably don't know the bike shops in your area anyway but some metro shops have work space for customers that they rent by the hour or fraction thereof. In...
Forum: Touring
05-18-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By 58Kogswell

Search for journals by people who have toured on...

Search for journals by people who have toured on the same or a similar route at

CrazyGuyOnABike.com

and learn what they found to be the most challenging factors and where the toughest spots -...
Forum: Touring
05-11-13, 03:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,137
Posted By 58Kogswell

I understand your concern. Depending on where...

I understand your concern. Depending on where you camp, maybe the city park, just about the time you are ready to go to sleep in your tent you become aware of how vulnerable both you and your bike...
Forum: Touring
04-28-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,489
Posted By 58Kogswell

RE: towels. I use the lightweight, synthetic...

RE: towels. I use the lightweight, synthetic backpacking towels found at REI and other such stores and find that there is no disadvantage at all. They even have a little cloth loop at one corner...
Forum: Touring
04-28-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,489
Posted By 58Kogswell

There is your answer. Check with them about what...

There is your answer. Check with them about what to take. Some of them must have done similar tours previously. One of the prime factors in deciding what to take is what temperatures and other...
01-31-13, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By 58Kogswell

In choosing to do it this way you have almost...

In choosing to do it this way you have almost guaranteed that "she dont like it." Who wants to ride a piece of crap like that and try to keep up with someone on a better bike?
12-07-12, 05:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,036
Posted By 58Kogswell

I put the housing in a waist-level, workbench...

I put the housing in a waist-level, workbench vise to hold it steady. The vise is right there where I am working anyway. I cut as close to where the cable is being held by the vise as possible to...
Forum: Touring
11-24-12, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,718
Posted By 58Kogswell

Whoa, indeed. I apologize. What we have...

Whoa, indeed. I apologize.

What we have here is different styles of communication. I am 3 times your 22 years and spent 40 years in a profession (lawyer) where precise language was considered...
Forum: Touring
11-23-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,718
Posted By 58Kogswell

Luck had nothing to do with it. There is...

Luck had nothing to do with it.

There is more than one way to look at this. Imagine for a moment that the REI customer service person to whom you spoke by phone knew in advance that Ortlieb would...
10-13-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By 58Kogswell

You said: I am just worried air will leak...

You said:

I am just worried air will leak from around the valve when I starting riding. I had never had the valve pushed inside the tube, and my tire had never leak air like today ever since I...
10-11-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By 58Kogswell

If you figure out how to get them off.

If you figure out how to get them off.
10-11-12, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By 58Kogswell

Depending on the tire and its appropriate...

Depending on the tire and its appropriate inflation pressure and depending on the "12-volt power inflator," you may find that you will not get enough pressure by this method to adequately inflate the...
08-16-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By 58Kogswell

Use a chain made for 8 speeds - easy to find and...

Use a chain made for 8 speeds - easy to find and fairly cheap. It will work fine. The 7 cog cassette is still available from Harris in a variety of combinations:
...
08-08-12, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,998
Posted By 58Kogswell

You might find what you need to replace the 8...

You might find what you need to replace the 8 speed Sora brifter on ebay. I am not saying what you need is here:
...
Forum: Touring
08-03-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By 58Kogswell

I had not worked it out this specifically in...

I had not worked it out this specifically in detail when I wrote my pessimistic post here earlier. I think of myself as a realist, not a pessimist, but you need to crank some high numbers to do...
Forum: Touring
08-03-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By 58Kogswell

I have the idea that advice is what you are...

I have the idea that advice is what you are seeking. Please don't be offended - here's mine and this is what you say you want. ANALYZE what it is that you think is likely to cause a problem which...
Forum: Touring
07-31-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By 58Kogswell

I suggest you call Kelly at Slumgullion Bicycle...

I suggest you call Kelly at Slumgullion Bicycle Tours:

http://slumgullionbicycletours.com/contact/

The only thing you are likely to regret is that the tour does not last all summer.

John
Forum: Touring
06-23-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,862
Posted By 58Kogswell

Making a reservation and taking a trip by Amtrak...

Making a reservation and taking a trip by Amtrak are two different things.

Making a reservation can be frustrating when it includes the requirement of taking a bike. The reason for this is that...
05-21-12, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By 58Kogswell

No one wants to offend anyone here and I...

No one wants to offend anyone here and I congratulate you for your desire to commute and your desire to clean and repair an older bike, but it is possible that the cost to renovate this bike...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 03:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By 58Kogswell

Sometimes, of course, being friendly with the...

Sometimes, of course, being friendly with the kids can result in getting an invitation to a dinner completely prepared by someone else - kid's caretakers. In such case a little messing with the bike...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By 58Kogswell

Hope I am not getting too wound up on this but I...

Hope I am not getting too wound up on this but I meant to mention also that a cover can keep the curious, especially kids, at a better distance from the bike. Especially in state parks (crowded) and...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By 58Kogswell

I bought a thin, black, waterproof PVC bike cover...

I bought a thin, black, waterproof PVC bike cover from Nashbar for $10. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175310_-1___ I have had it about 8 years and it works like new. Light,...
05-03-12, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,613
Posted By 58Kogswell

First, congratulations on your new bike. From...

First, congratulations on your new bike. From the picture of the bike at the link you provided, it appears they have cut the steering tube just as low as it could possibly be cut.

Is your main...
Forum: Touring
04-13-12, 03:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,110
Posted By 58Kogswell

I agree completely with MassiveD. Short version:...

I agree completely with MassiveD. Short version: Intersections are where collisions occur. You should define intersection as any situation where traffic merges or is allowed to cross another lane...
04-02-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By 58Kogswell

I suggest you call REI. Not the local store but...

I suggest you call REI. Not the local store but the main office in WA. They will be happy to talk about something like that, and, unlike the folks here, they actually know the answer to your...
03-28-12, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,871
Posted By 58Kogswell

I am having trouble visualizing just what...

I am having trouble visualizing just what happened but I don't need to know to tell you this- if it really is the left pedal don't forget that the left pedal is reverse threaded and needs to be put...
Forum: Touring
03-17-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,604
Posted By 58Kogswell

There is more than one design of Nitto Campee...

There is more than one design of Nitto Campee rear rack. Here is one of mine:
...
Forum: Touring
03-12-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By 58Kogswell

Remember that in some towns it is a violation for...

Remember that in some towns it is a violation for a car to park in the same place ON THE STREET for more than XX hours - maybe 48, maybe 72, etc. You should maybe check locally. I have left my...
Forum: Touring
03-05-12, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,405
Posted By 58Kogswell

I have several BA tents and I think they are good...

I have several BA tents and I think they are good but that wasn't the question that was asked. For me, this tent is too heavy for bike touring. Not sure why you want to cover the bike anyway,...
Forum: Touring
03-03-12, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By 58Kogswell

She might not be persuaded by logical responses...

She might not be persuaded by logical responses but you could remind her that exposure to wackos is no greater for you while riding XC than it is when you are home, no matter where home is.
...
Forum: Touring
02-06-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,252
Posted By 58Kogswell

26" gives me greater comfort on tour due to the...

26" gives me greater comfort on tour due to the shock absorbing effect of the higher volume/lower pressure tire. Riding cracks in pavement and broken shoulders are not so hard on hands, wrists,...
02-05-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By 58Kogswell

I have shortened the quote and I hope you don't...

I have shortened the quote and I hope you don't mind.

It is good practice to replace the chain when you replace the cassette. In theory at least, depending on how much use the present chain has...
09-19-10, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,012
Posted By 58Kogswell

You might want to order quick links when you...

You might want to order quick links when you order something else so that you don't pay shipping just for the QL. Watch for sales and find an internet supplier you can trust. I like AE Bike: ...
Forum: Touring
04-30-09, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By 58Kogswell

robow is correct and I apologize. What I...

robow is correct and I apologize. What I probably should have said, and it is true, is that I have seen other people, not me, ride 23s on the trails, including I&M and Hennepin canal trails. That...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By 58Kogswell

I suggest fenders. You will encounter rain and...

I suggest fenders. You will encounter rain and fenders will keep you and your bike (drivetrain especially) cleaner. Also, while you can do it with 23 mm tires you might want to use at least 28s if...
Forum: Touring
03-08-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By 58Kogswell

Please tell where are you ordering from that they...

Please tell where are you ordering from that they are so cheap? Thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-09-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By 58Kogswell

Thanks. I got the discount too, thanks to you. ...

Thanks. I got the discount too, thanks to you. Thanks for that.
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