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Forum: Touring
09-10-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By thebellmont

Look, I shopped around looking for my touring...

Look, I shopped around looking for my touring bike, looked at all of these (except for the Giant not because of the model being bad just I never went to a Giant dealer).

I agree with mstateglfr on...
Forum: Touring
09-06-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By thebellmont

I would almost consider an external battery and a...

I would almost consider an external battery and a "Quick Charge 3.0" wall plug. I have an exeternal battery ...
Forum: Touring
09-06-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By thebellmont

Like others have said, consider listing more...

Like others have said, consider listing more stuff out re: hygiene, bike repair and camp cooking* (*sounds like you’re getting to this) if not for us then for yourself. I got surgical with my lists...
Forum: Touring
09-06-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By thebellmont

Leukotape not only protects the skin but grips...

Leukotape not only protects the skin but grips the skin and surrounding muscle. Whenever redness would appear on my hands or feet I would a square inch off and slap it on. The stuff is woven like...
Forum: Touring
09-02-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By thebellmont

In addition to all the traditional stuff, I...

In addition to all the traditional stuff, I carried (and later worshiped) a roll of Leukotape and small pair of scissors on my recent tour. Used it like you would moleskin but it is stronger and...
09-02-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,230
Posted By thebellmont

On my casual rides I have used a zipper top tube...

On my casual rides I have used a zipper top tube bag to protect the battery for my front light --it's a full-sized (not micro) usb connection.

Orfos didn't design any specific rubber gasket or...
06-30-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,942
Posted By thebellmont

Bicycling socks also might have more compression...

Bicycling socks also might have more compression so they don't slip while you pedal but many that I have felt are not substantially different than a normal non-cotton athletic sock (I am looking at...
Forum: Touring
06-30-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By thebellmont

Trevtassie, I have a battery pack that is...

Trevtassie, I have a battery pack that is Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 to charge devices as well as itself, it's great, it charges my phone in less than 2 hours from dead. If I don't get a solar panel I...
Forum: Touring
06-29-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,775
Posted By thebellmont

Nah, This doesn't matter to me, I bought my brown...

Nah, This doesn't matter to me, I bought my brown rear panniers and handlebar bag used for a deal. Then I bought bright florescent yellow front panniers... I made the mismatch part of my safety kit.
Forum: Touring
06-29-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By thebellmont

Thanks for the replies. I wrote a reply earlier,...

Thanks for the replies. I wrote a reply earlier, but it seems to be lost to the ether and/or awaiting moderator approval(?).

I’ll give it another go:

Tourist in MSN, staehpj1: My phone is my...
Forum: Touring
06-29-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By thebellmont

To be extra cautious, you could grab the serial...

To be extra cautious, you could grab the serial number off the frame and cross check it against Bike Index (and though less people use it) 529 Garage. Sometimes metropolitan areas also have stolen...
06-29-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By thebellmont

Swift Industries has a tool roll that folds and...

Swift Industries has a tool roll that folds and rolls underneath the saddle. It's an interesting idea because it gives you a clean surface for roadside repairs and is more durable than a tube sock....
06-28-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,686
Posted By thebellmont

I think dockless systems are great, as it gets...

I think dockless systems are great, as it gets bikes exactly where they need to be and can be used instead of having some corporate bureaucrat isolate docks in only a few and/or poorly chosen...
Forum: Touring
06-28-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By thebellmont

Battery Packs vs. Solar Panel; Semi-Urban Road Touring

Hey all,

I am thinking about running a solar panel during my summer tour down the Pacific coast from Oregon to Northern California. I am concerned about being tied to a campground bathroom or...
04-01-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,230
Posted By thebellmont

I haven’t seen much reviews on these and I wanted...

I haven’t seen much reviews on these and I wanted to share my experience:

I have used white and red flare pro for about 9 months now mostly for short city commutes. For the white flare pro, I...
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