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Forum: Touring
01-03-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By mev

As far as keeping feet dry... There is a...

As far as keeping feet dry...
There is a difference between a cold downpour in damp conditions and downpours in other conditions. For situations where it isn't cold, I don't worry too much about...
11-09-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,794
Posted By Iride01

If you are wanting more modern shifting on the...

If you are wanting more modern shifting on the drop bars similar to Shimano STI's, then I've never seen anything for a 2 x 5 bike. If your rear spacing is 130 mm you can put anything from 7 speed to...
10-26-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By FBinNY

Being as blunt as possible. A bike whose...

Being as blunt as possible.

A bike whose brakes cannot lock and skid the rear wheel is practically, and LEGALLY, an unsafe bike.

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The accepted standard, and law in most states, is that...
10-26-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By rsbob

Switched from Gatorskins to Conti 5000s

To say the difference between the two was amazing is an understatement. Had run Gators on my old steel bike for decades due to their puncture resistance. When commuting to work, the last thing I...
10-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,987
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid. ...

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid.
You get maximum braking on the front since most your weight is transferring in that direction.
Practice your panic stops so you can perform one without...
10-07-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By FBinNY

That appears to be a traditional cup/cone hub on...

That appears to be a traditional cup/cone hub on a threaded axle.

If so, simply remove both end caps (no need to remove cones unless you also want to service the bearings while at it). and...
10-06-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it'

NPR's Bill Chappell tells us why he likes riding
Read https://www.npr.org/2022/07/18/1089654169/bill-chappell-cycling
listen...
10-05-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By seypat

Or wax.

Or wax.
10-03-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By FBinNY

Don't waste any time shopping or fretting about...

Don't waste any time shopping or fretting about compatibility until you've given Bill"s "Flush and work in" advice a good test. These shifters use an escapement controlled by a very light spring. ...
10-01-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,221
Posted By rumrunn6

I love it but I hope that plastic clip doesn't...

I love it but I hope that plastic clip doesn't crack & break off. I like the way you think. see post #9 (& others) here...
09-30-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By oldbobcat

A sacrificial saddle is unlikely to provide...

A sacrificial saddle is unlikely to provide enough grip or leverage. I'd put that post in a bench vise, protected by wooden blocks, of course. Spray the inside with penetrant, let it soak for a few...
09-30-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...just a couple of random thoughts. they may...

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...just a couple of random thoughts. they may or may not help you.

1. the best penetrant, by far, is a 50/50 mix of acetone and automatic transmission fluid.

2. I have owned a couple of...
09-24-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Juan el Boricua

See if there is a bike coop in the WA area, bring...

See if there is a bike coop in the WA area, bring in your rim so that they can see the wheel size and let them help you find a suitable replacement; shouldn't be expensive. One way to learn the...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,165
Posted By staehpj1

I hesitated to comment on this since I have mixed...

I hesitated to comment on this since I have mixed feelings. I have gone with a wide range on this and can't resist putting in my $0.02 worth. Particularly for summer or three season camping you...
09-20-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By FBinNY

Imagine for a moment that you're hanging from Big...

Imagine for a moment that you're hanging from Big Ben by a rope tied to the hour hand. At six the hand is pointing at you and you can't move it no matter how hard you pull. OTOH - at three the hand...
09-16-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry (I truly am) but No. Work is defined...

Sorry (I truly am) but No.

Work is defined as the product of force and distance. Other than the movement against the spring (not much force, not much work) and later the movement from the...
09-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not sure this is correct. A longer straddle/link...

Not sure this is correct. A longer straddle/link cable will result in less leverage on the pad but the lever will feel more solid. A shorter cross cable will have more leverage but the lever will...
08-28-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,830
Posted By Yan

To stay slim and attract the females as the rest...

To stay slim and attract the females as the rest of America gets fatter every day. Gotta keep ahead of the competition.
08-27-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By hevysrf

Instead of tapping, drill out the threads and use...

Instead of tapping, drill out the threads and use a longer bolt with a nut and washer on the outside.
08-27-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,751
Posted By Ironfish653

Frames that are so tight on brake clearance that...

Frames that are so tight on brake clearance that you can't remove or install a wheel without letting the air out of the tires.

Also, pad adjustments on old post-mount canti brakes. Usually found...
08-24-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,565
Posted By timdow

Glad you found something that works for you. ...

Glad you found something that works for you. Different for me... I rode clipless for years... now I ride flats. I use my bike for commuting and touring, and find that I really like just one pair of...
08-21-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,655
Posted By cyclezen

I believe rider weight/mass has a lot to do with...

I believe rider weight/mass has a lot to do with tire choice. Noticing in the few groups I currently might ride with, that larger riders, on newer bikes, will have wider tires. That makes sense. One...
08-18-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Mr. 66

You'll be fine with the electric hand held,...

You'll be fine with the electric hand held, probably be fine to leave the fork on the bike even. The one hole can pilot the drill bit, it shouldn't "walk" but you will need to hold the drill steady.
08-11-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Rolla

I have a pair of Super Feet (green) inserts in...

I have a pair of Super Feet (green) inserts in all of my shoes -- cycling included. I've not found a pair of sneakers (Vans, Chrome, Converse) that are adequately stiff enough for riding, even with...
08-10-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,015
Posted By Branko D

Rigid bikes are fine on the road because with an...

Rigid bikes are fine on the road because with an adequately chosen tire pressure (I run about 88-90 psi* on my road bike, anything more would be excessive) and if the bike fits you well, you've got...
08-09-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Jeff Neese

Others have nailed it - it's all about the...

Others have nailed it - it's all about the chainline. Germany_chris posted a link to the Sheldon Brown article. You need to know what the chainline should be for your bike. It's potentially one of...
08-05-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By Crankycrank

My experience with Slime Tubes is that they did...

My experience with Slime Tubes is that they did very little to seal punctures but once in a while they worked. Trying to patch a leaking Slime filled tube on the road was nearly impossible as well as...
07-30-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, that would be a "horizontal" dropout. ...

Yes, that would be a "horizontal" dropout.

N.B. the quick release in your picture is intended to be used with vertical dropouts and may not clamp firmly enough to prevent the wheel from pulling...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,478
Posted By staehpj1

I find that I do indeed find that an unladen bike...

I find that I do indeed find that an unladen bike is a joy to ride and that enjoyment factor does increase as weight decreases for the time while riding. So how it impacts the total experience...
07-20-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By dedhed

Voyager was Schwinn's top of the line touring...

Voyager was Schwinn's top of the line touring bike, absolutely had alloy wheels. Specs show DiaCompe 500G brqkes, so flexy sidepulls instead of cantis.

Best bet would be installing some modern...
07-08-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By alcjphil

The inner cage of that derailleur is upside down....

The inner cage of that derailleur is upside down. The tab should be at the bottom, not the top
07-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 825
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Hey don't ruin a good scold with facts. There is...

Hey don't ruin a good scold with facts. There is a reason bike shops put some mechanics in the back behind closed doors or in the basement so they toil away in solitude.
06-30-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,304
Posted By Trakhak

When I find myself similarly stumped, I tell...

When I find myself similarly stumped, I tell myself, "A solution is at hand within 15 feet of where you're standing right now."

Example: a mountain bike front derailleur whose spring anchor point...
06-27-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,404
Posted By Rolla

I ride my bike to escape my painful problems.

I ride my bike to escape my painful problems.
06-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's always best to remember that pedestrians...

It's always best to remember that pedestrians always have the right-of-way on a MUP -- no matter what dumb thing they do.
06-15-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I used to volunteer at such a place, and bikes...

I used to volunteer at such a place, and bikes were evaluated and put into one of two streams - if the bottom bracket, seatpost and stem were all removable then the bike was slated for rehab and sent...
06-11-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By downtube42

Indeed, I discovered the pump was essentially a...

Indeed, I discovered the pump was essentially a squirt gun when i was cleaning things up. I've never seen that before. Lesson learned.
06-11-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By JohnDThompson

Thoroughly clean drivetrain. Assess bearing...

Thoroughly clean drivetrain. Assess bearing smoothness, replace/repack as needed. Assess cable movement, replace as needed.
06-09-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,274
Posted By rumrunn6

from Ready.gov ...

from Ready.gov

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06-08-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Ogsarg

According to link below, Continental tires do...

According to link below, Continental tires do have a date code and you can check that to see how old they are. If they did sit at Canyon for years I'd complain and request replacements. They may not...
06-07-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,274
Posted By VegasJen

Well, I will give you a hint....

Well, I will give you a hint....
06-06-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By rsbob

Had a speed wobble today after I hit a pot hole...

Had a speed wobble today after I hit a pot hole at 38 MPH, I remembered the mantra to loosen the grip on the bars, rather than a death grip and hitting the brakes, and it worked. The wobble resolved...
06-06-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,534
Posted By Iride01

LBS doesn't charge much to install those disc...

LBS doesn't charge much to install those disc brake pads on a bike. Think about what you'd be charged by the auto dealership if you had them replace those disc brake pads on your car instead of...
06-06-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,534
Posted By rsbob

Recently had the front discs and rotors replaced...

Recently had the front discs and rotors replaced on my euro-ride vehicle - $2000.

The rears will need to be done in the not too distant future to the tune of $1500.

Replaced my front disc pads...
05-19-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that a sizing rod (the conical or...

I'll add that a sizing rod (the conical or stepped type) will gage only the very top part of the seat tube, the usual stepped rods only have a half inch (or so) of each diameter that is inserted in...
05-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By smd4

So you need a bearing press tool to press in...

So you need a bearing press tool to press in bearings that aren't press fit?

This may be a pressing matter.
05-17-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By 70sSanO

There is one more possibility, but you’ll have to...

There is one more possibility, but you’ll have to figure it out if it is possible with an Advent X RD, alternate cable routing.

I’ve done alternative routing with Shimano, but have no clue with...
04-28-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,058
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, the above post is not accurate. It might or...

IMO, the above post is not accurate. It might or might not hold. Do not be surprised if the chain comes off during a ride, reused pins usually do not seat properly. If/when that happens, a lot of...
04-18-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Crankycrank

Also check chainring bolts, clicking from a...

Also check chainring bolts, clicking from a saddle that's not tight or needs grease wherever there's metal to metal contact on the seat post clamp.

Edit: Meant to say the SADDLE clamp as well.
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,871
Posted By jamawani

Solo or more than one? Low budget or mid...

Solo or more than one?
Low budget or mid budget?

A lot of folks who ride solo find cooking and clean-up a chore.
Plus being alone all day, it's nice to have a hot cafe meal.
Granted, eating out...
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