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Forum: Touring
06-22-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By dclifton

Bike touring alive and well in Northern Michigan

I have been on vacation up in the Traverse City/Petoskey area of Northern Michigan for the last week and have seen a total of 12 touring cyclists out and about heading both north and south. I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-10-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,442
Posted By dclifton

I really like the term "Homefree"! In my opinion...

I really like the term "Homefree"! In my opinion homeownership is highly overrated.Especially homes that are excessively large. After 30 plus years of home owning there is nothing that appeals to me...
Forum: Touring
12-03-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By dclifton

I would be interested in buying this DVD but...

I would be interested in buying this DVD but can't figure out how to buy with U.S. currency.Does anyone know how?
08-27-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,257
Posted By dclifton

converting my b.o.b. yak trailer to an electric push trailer.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how to go about converting my b.o.b. yak trailer into an electric trailer to assist with uphills and headwinds? Are there companies or individuals out...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-18-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By dclifton

Thanks svdodge,for the quick and informative...

Thanks svdodge,for the quick and informative reply.I love the internet and especially bikeforums.net.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-18-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By dclifton

milwaukee's veteran's park access to paved bike paths

I'm going to be at a pro water ski event at Milwaukee's Veteran's park lagoon on August 3 and 4 and was wondering how bike friendly that area is and if there are any paved bike paths nearby.Thanks in...
Forum: Touring
03-20-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By dclifton

Thanks for the quick replies.I was actually...

Thanks for the quick replies.I was actually interested for both 700 and 26".
Forum: Touring
03-20-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By dclifton

widest tire possible on complete build LHT rims.

How wide of a tire can go on a LHT complete build rim?
Forum: Touring
10-21-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,638
Posted By dclifton

Hormel compleat meals boiled. Google them.

Hormel compleat meals boiled. Google them.
Forum: Touring
10-17-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,638
Posted By dclifton

Hormel compleat microwave meals.I stumbled on...

Hormel compleat microwave meals.I stumbled on these at the grocery the other day. Several different dishes that come in a sealed plastic bowl that can be either microwaved or placed in a boiling pot...
Forum: Touring
09-14-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By dclifton

Northern Michigan fall colors tour Oct.8 thru Oct.16

I am planning a loop tour from the Traverse City area north to the bridge and back from 10/8 thru 10/16.Should I come pretty close to hitting the peak of the fall colors?
Forum: Great Lakes
08-29-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By dclifton

fall trip planned for October 8-15 in Traverse city area

What are my chances of catching the fall foliage close to their peak colors in the Traverse City area October 8-15
Forum: Touring
01-30-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,473
Posted By dclifton

While visiting my daughter in Salt Lake city last...

While visiting my daughter in Salt Lake city last summer she was showing us around the downtown area by bikes.We locked our bikes outside a restuarant at 1:00 pm on a sunday afternoon only to come...
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By dclifton

Century Cycles,Cleveland area.Centurycycles.com

Century Cycles,Cleveland area.Centurycycles.com
Forum: Touring
01-07-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By dclifton

Clickstand/LHT/BOB Trailer

Does anyone know if a clickstand would work with a LHT with front panniers and a BOB trailer? I'm not real happy with my 2 legged kickstand and would like to do away with it and try a...
Forum: Touring
12-11-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By dclifton

suggestions wanted for digital camera to take on bike tour

I'm looking to buy a digital camera that would be suitable for taking on a bike tour to Florida next week. Something that would take all kinds of photos like close ups and also panaramic shots and...
Forum: Touring
12-07-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By dclifton

While stationed in San Diego in th e U.S. Navy in...

While stationed in San Diego in th e U.S. Navy in the spring of 1975 a couple of shipmates and myself drove to Bahia De Concepcion south of Mulege and camped on the beach for a week.Definately the...
Forum: Touring
11-04-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By dclifton

Any ideas for a suitable mirror for Trekking bars?

I would really like to put a mirror on my trekking bars.preferably around the 10 o'clock position . Can anyone suggest a brand or model that has worked for them?Thanks in advance for any replies.
Forum: Touring
10-28-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By dclifton

First of all thanks for all the replies and...

First of all thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I would like to think that I am somewhat prepared.Iv'e got roughly 1,000 miles on my new Surly LHT. I've been riding with my BOB trailer and...
Forum: Touring
10-26-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By dclifton

Planning my first multi-day bike tour thru Central Florida

I'm starting to make plans for my first multi-day bike tour ever. The plan is to drive from Ohio to Central Florida probably near Leesburg, find a place to leave my car from around Dec. 23 until Jan....
Forum: Southeast
10-26-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By dclifton

Planning first bike tour thru Central Florida

I'm starting to make plans for my first multi-day bike tour ever.The plan is to drive from Ohio to Central Florida probably near Leesburg,find a place to leave my car from about Dec. 23 until Jan....
10-25-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By dclifton

Automotive Starter Fluid for cleaning drivetrain

The bike mechanic at my local bike shop suggested using automotive starter fluid to spray down my chain,rear cassette,ect. to thoroughly clean my drive train when it gets really gunked up from riding...
10-25-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,504
Posted By dclifton

Automotive Starter Fluid for cleaning drivetrain

The bike mechanic at my local bike shop suggested using automotive starter fluid to spray down my chain,rear cassette,ect. to thoroughly clean my drive train when it gets really gunked up from riding...
Forum: Touring
10-24-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,672
Posted By dclifton

I put PB Cascadias on my new LHT with 700c...

I put PB Cascadias on my new LHT with 700c wheels.They went on really easy.Now I am trying to figure out what fenders to put on my wife's new LHT with 26" wheels in the 46 cm frame size. Does PB make...
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By dclifton

suggestions for a kickstand set-up for a bike and BOB trailer

I would be interested to see what some of you have come up with fo a bike and BOB trailer kickstand set-up
Forum: Touring
08-24-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By dclifton

Suggestions for mounting fenders on Surly LHT

I am mounting a pair of Planet Bike Cascadia fenders on a LHT.The front fender went on pretty easy however I've run in to a problem with the rear fender trying to fit it around my Tubus cosmos...
07-30-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By dclifton

SLC bike shops that carry touring bikes

My wife and I are going to be in SLC on vacation in a couple of weeks and I had hoped to buy her a new bike while we are there.Can anyone recommend a couple of bike shops in the area that might carry...
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,160
Posted By dclifton

I really want it to be stainless or at least...

I really want it to be stainless or at least silver to match the rear rack.
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,160
Posted By dclifton

Front rack for Surly LHT

I just put a stainless steel Tubus Cosmo rack on the rear of my black LHT.I was going to put the matching front stainless rack on but now am wondering if I might want a front rack with a top shelf....
Forum: Touring
06-15-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By dclifton

Any hybrids out there with braze-ons

Just curious if anyone can suggest a good hybrid that might have braze-ons for rack and fenders making for a good touring bike.thanks in advance for any replies.
Forum: Touring
06-14-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By dclifton

I found the silver trekking bar I was looking for...

I found the silver trekking bar I was looking for at Wallbike.com. Thanks to everyone for your help!
Forum: Touring
06-11-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By dclifton

Help finding Silver Trekking Handlebar

I've made the decision to buy a black Surly LHT. When I told the guy at the bike shop that I wanted to put trekking handlebars on it with thumb shifters he said it would be no problem doing it except...
Forum: Touring
06-06-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By dclifton

Thoughts on the 2010 Black Surly LHT

I realize color should not be a determining factor when deciding which touring bike to buy but when Surly came out with a Black LHT I started visualizing it with Stainless Tubus Racks and grey...
Forum: Touring
06-04-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,886
Posted By dclifton

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on my...

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on my first touring bike. a black Surly LHT with Tubus Stainless racks front and rear and grey Ortlieb panniers. I'm just curious what everyones thoughts are on...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-22-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By dclifton

campgrounds along Ohio And Erie Canal towpath?

My wife and I would like to spend a weekend riding the Ohio and Erie Canal towpath bike trail.Does anyone anyone familiar with the area know if there are any decent campgrounds close to the trail? We...
Forum: Touring
03-07-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,371
Posted By dclifton

Thoughts on Big Agnes sleeping bags

I am in the process of putting together the basic equipment for my first bike tour.Bought a BOB trailer and a tent.Now I'm researching sleeping bags and sleeping pads and I'm a little overwhelmed.I'm...
Forum: Touring
03-02-10, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,109
Posted By dclifton

Thanks for the update. Keep them coming. I'm...

Thanks for the update. Keep them coming. I'm interested in this bike but have heard little about it. Could someone with knowledge about the quality of the bikes different components comment also?
Forum: Touring
02-18-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By dclifton

Thanks for replies

Thanks for the comments. We appreciate it!
Forum: Touring
02-16-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By dclifton

Anyone familiar with Kelty Gunnison Tents?

I'm having a hard time choosing a tent for my wife and I to start touring with. We sort of like the sound of of the Kelty gunnison 3.1.Like the idea of the extra room for gear inside the tent and it...
Forum: Touring
01-31-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By dclifton

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Thanks everyone for your comments!
Forum: Touring
01-31-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By dclifton

I guess the reason I am leaning towards a flatbed...

I guess the reason I am leaning towards a flatbed is because neither the Nomad or the Croozer cargo are advertised as completely waterproof.I am thinking a flatbed with a couple of Ortlieb waterproof...
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By dclifton

Which two wheel trailer to buy

I think I have narrowed down what I want as far as a trailer to pull behind my Trek hybrid as I enter the world of Bike touring.I think I want to go with a two wheel flatbed with Ortlieb water proof...
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By dclifton

I was Blown Away By the size and Quality of the...

I was Blown Away By the size and Quality of the Salt Lake City Library when I visted there last Summer. What a bicycle friendly city.
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By dclifton

My dream tour is Actually a fairly realistic...

My dream tour is Actually a fairly realistic one.Drive from Ohio in Febuary or March with my Bike and gear to Tucson then south across the border to Guaymas.leave the car and take the ferry across...
Forum: Touring
01-26-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By dclifton

Non touring uses for a BOB Trailer

I'm thinking about getting into touring and am really leaning towards a trailer vs panniers. Before investing in a touring bike I thought I would just use my Hybrid with a BOB Trailer. I'm just...
Forum: Touring
10-05-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,027
Posted By dclifton

Where can a person get a look at the 2010...

Where can a person get a look at the 2010 Sojourn? Just curious what the new color and graphics look like.
Forum: Touring
08-30-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By dclifton

trekker handlebars

Anyone know who sells trekker or butterfly handlebars? They look like they would be very comfortable with a lot of hand positions.I cant seem to find any place that sells them. Thanks in advance for...
07-13-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By dclifton

help choosing bike rack for 2007 toyota camry

I just bought a Saris Bones 2 bike rack that I tried to fit on our Camry tonight . It worked fine for my men's Trek 7500 hybrid but when I tried to put my wife's womens style Trek 7500 on the rack...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-13-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By dclifton

Biking around Travers City

I am thinking about a bike trip to the Travers City area this summer.Is The Travers City State Park as good a place any to camp or are there better private campgrounds in the area? Thanks in advance...
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