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Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By timdow

It is going to be difficult to sell in a foreign...

It is going to be difficult to sell in a foreign country in a hurry. The bike isn't worth much. Shipping will be more expense/hassle than it is worth, so if it were me I wouldn't worry about it. ...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By timdow

I see the option to purchase online, then have it...

I see the option to purchase online, then have it shipped for free to my local REI store. This is currently available for L, XL and XXL. A few weeks ago, they had all the sizes. Will this option...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By timdow

MIK seems to be the new standard. Several...

MIK seems to be the new standard. Several manufacturers sell a "MIK compatible" rack. Who knows how long it will stick.

The MIK is a bit cleaner that the Topeak MTX when the bag is off.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By timdow

I have a 35 mile round trip commute, and do it 3X...

I have a 35 mile round trip commute, and do it 3X times per week. It's really not a problem except that it is a time commitment.

I have the option fo riding the train if need be but rarely do.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,098
Posted By timdow

If I only get one tip, I will re-state a...

If I only get one tip, I will re-state a recurring statement: Don't overpack. The most important items to take are ones that you can't get on the road.... glasses, prescriptions, CC's/ID, etc. I now...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By timdow

I could have saved a lot of money by NOT...

I could have saved a lot of money by NOT purchasing a couple of sets of "inexpensive" panniers, and by simply purchasing the Ortliebs from the start. I like the "toss everything in one bag" approach...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By timdow

You can get the Ortlieb Back Roller Classics for...

You can get the Ortlieb Back Roller Classics for $190. Due to the much better mounting system on the Ortlieb's I recommend you spring for the extra $40 for them. You won't be sorry.

Ortlieb and...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By timdow

I would try it first with the smaller cassette. ...

I would try it first with the smaller cassette. If it doesn't work well for you, you can change the ring later. Since the chainring you would go to is smaller, the only thing you might have to do...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,265
Posted By timdow

I rode 32's on my LHT until last year when I put...

I rode 32's on my LHT until last year when I put 35's on it. For road riding, I don't notice much difference. I believe the switch would be worth it if you want to carry a heavy load, or go offroad...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,574
Posted By timdow

Amen to that! Do you own thing and don't worry! ...

Amen to that! Do you own thing and don't worry! As far as etiquette on the bike path, just simply be courteous and the rest will take care of itself.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By timdow

Putting a rear rack on an otherwise sleek, nice...

Putting a rear rack on an otherwise sleek, nice looking bike is dorky to begin with. I am much more concerned with function than style. I have a (dorky) rack and bag that is large, and can carry...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,335
Posted By timdow

I have toured for years with the guy that...

I have toured for years with the guy that researched and mapped the Sierra Cascades route for ACA, Bil Paul. The route is based on his book "Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail" written in 1990. According...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By timdow

I have an Axiom rack on my non-disc bike and like...

I have an Axiom rack on my non-disc bike and like it a lot so I bought the Axiom DLX Disc rack for my disc bike. I don't recommend this rack due to the fact that it is supported by steel tabs that...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By timdow

I have a pair of each (rollers for the front,...

I have a pair of each (rollers for the front, packers for the back. I like the packers better, due to the ease of access. No issues with my stuff ever getting wet. Their size is good... I wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By timdow

In six years of commuting 100 miles a week...

In six years of commuting 100 miles a week through the city with Marathon Plus tires I have only gotten one flat, and that was a construction staple that went into to the tread (did not cause a...
12-31-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By timdow

+2 Personally, I would pass also. Your...

+2
Personally, I would pass also.

Your friendship may get int he way of the negotiations.
Additionally, if the wheels are in need of repair, what else?
If you still feel comfortable...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,658
Posted By timdow

Just be advised that when you say "cheaper," you...

Just be advised that when you say "cheaper," you are referring to both price and quality.
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By timdow

If the REI ADV 1.1 is an option for you, it has...

If the REI ADV 1.1 is an option for you, it has disc brakes, and racks included for a lot less money than the other two.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By timdow

I change at work, but have worn zip-offs (and the...

I change at work, but have worn zip-offs (and the same pants sans zippers) while commuting. This requires an ankle band to keep the pants out of the chain. Would sure like to find some that I don't...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By timdow

FWIW, REI is using these shifters on the ADV 1.1....

FWIW, REI is using these shifters on the ADV 1.1. I like bar-end shifters a lot, and I would really like to try them to see how they compare to the 9-speed BS77 Dura Ace shifters I have now.
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,305
Posted By timdow

Not worth it to me. LED head/tail lights...

Not worth it to me. LED head/tail lights w/battery or rechargeable work well enough, and a power-pack to charge the phone do the job just fine. But everyone has different needs and desires. I...
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By timdow

I agree with Robow's statement... I would rather...

I agree with Robow's statement... I would rather give up some top speed for better stepped gearing.
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,274
Posted By timdow

Mileage on my touring bike? I get about 20 miles...

Mileage on my touring bike? I get about 20 miles per gallon (of water).
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,601
Posted By timdow

The Race Face Chester is popular. I feared that...

The Race Face Chester is popular. I feared that my feet would not like them due to the middle hump, so I am trying iSSi Thump pedals which are concave.
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