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Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By 1-track-mind

Ohiopyle is a great spot for the family...biking...

Ohiopyle is a great spot for the family...biking and white-water rafting and the island hike is spectacular !
Try to get one of the hike-in tent camping spots at the state park...right above the GAP.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By 1-track-mind

Thanks so much. Westport looks like a better...

Thanks so much. Westport looks like a better option for sure. The other option I neglected to mention for a hub and spoke tour is Sligo.

What is the policy for transporting bikes on trains ?
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By 1-track-mind

Thanks,that looks great... and if you were going...

Thanks,that looks great... and if you were going to do a hub and spoke ? Galway,Westport or Ballina?
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By 1-track-mind

Ireland suggestions

My wife and I have 5 days starting from Galway in mid-June. We are in our sixties in average shape. What's our best bet for coastal scenery and light traffic?
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,283
Posted By 1-track-mind

Can anyone comment on the regular gatorskin...

Can anyone comment on the regular gatorskin and/or gatorskin hardshell for touring ?
Forum: Touring
11-20-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By 1-track-mind

Thanks guys. The shorter stem did the trick and I...

Thanks guys. The shorter stem did the trick and I stuck with the stock handlebars.
The bike fits perfectly !!! The only other thing I changed was to add another layer of black handlebar tape over...
Forum: Touring
11-13-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By 1-track-mind

It arrived today,unscathed and mostly assembled....

It arrived today,unscathed and mostly assembled. Looking at shortening the stem and substituting trekking bars to offset the frame size.
Forum: Touring
11-12-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,146
Posted By 1-track-mind

Hmm. In my neck of the woods, those unlucky...

Hmm. In my neck of the woods, those unlucky fellas ride gas powered scooters that you can buy from Tractor Supply for 600.00...
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By 1-track-mind

6'2" with long legs, but I know the frame size is...

6'2" with long legs, but I know the frame size is a gamble... I liked everything else without having to upgrade, and not bothered by frame weight.
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By 1-track-mind

It checked all the important boxes for me, so I...

It checked all the important boxes for me, so I pulled the trigger...an offer I could not refuse. I just hope the xxl frame is not too big, but even if it is, the other components are probably worth...
Forum: Touring
11-06-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By 1-track-mind

Fuji touring/Aurora/REI ADV 1.1

Would appreciate any comments (pros and cons) on these three...thanks
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,752
Posted By 1-track-mind

Interested in doing the GAP/CO in early fall...

Interested in doing the GAP/CO in early fall 2019. How would you set it up so that you spent the night in Ohiopyle ?
Forum: Touring
11-02-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,752
Posted By 1-track-mind

I think this tread drifted a bit, but can someone...

I think this tread drifted a bit, but can someone comment about the overall performance of the bike other than the saddle and front fork.
One dimensional ? Heavy ?
Forum: Touring
11-01-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By 1-track-mind

I understand. We worked things out thru private...

I understand. We worked things out thru private messages. FYI, I had a long chat with a diamondback agent last night about the Haanjo 5c carbon and he said it was rated up to 300 pounds, but that he...
Forum: Touring
10-31-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By 1-track-mind

My "name" actually pertains to singletrack, which...

My "name" actually pertains to singletrack, which is my focus. My mother is dead and did not call me anything due to dementia for her last 3 years. How condescending do you want to get, without...
Forum: Touring
10-31-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By 1-track-mind

Ha. I say if you really want to kill touring...

Ha. I say if you really want to kill touring bikes, then continue to make carbon frames and forks with rack mounts as if they could really handle the weight. Is it planned obsolescence or just...
Forum: Touring
10-30-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By 1-track-mind

Even less of a reason to embellish it's...

Even less of a reason to embellish it's utility...six Jamis renegade models and none with steel forks.
I don't get it.
Forum: Touring
10-30-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By 1-track-mind

Well, I do have a bob trailer,but I never really...

Well, I do have a bob trailer,but I never really thought about pulling it behind a carbon adventure touring bike...I'll have to mull that over.
Why are they even putting rack mounts on carbon frames...
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,146
Posted By 1-track-mind

Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters.
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By 1-track-mind

Fully loaded carbon ?

With racks and panniers...or does a carbon frame limit you to light touring with bike bags ?
Forum: Touring
10-28-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,146
Posted By 1-track-mind

Check out Giant Road-E. A cyclist used this on...

Check out Giant Road-E. A cyclist used this on his 530 mile tour along the Pacific coast,after doing the same trip several times unassisted. He liked it !
Forum: Touring
10-28-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

McBTC My mistake on the Fuji rims. The only...

McBTC
My mistake on the Fuji rims. The only real flaw in the Fuji touring for me is the max tire width, which I'm told is 38mm. The Aurora may not be any better in that regard. I test rode a Fargo...
Forum: Touring
10-28-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Well if "I don't want to worry", the first thing...

Well if "I don't want to worry", the first thing I would have to do after buying a Windsor or Fuji is upgrade the wheels,since I weigh 220... but maybe not with the Jamis Aurora (Alex ace)
Forum: Touring
10-27-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,146
Posted By 1-track-mind

Dude, you just don't get it. If a class one pedal...

Dude, you just don't get it. If a class one pedal assist e-bike gets you of a recliner and out on a bike tour, it's a good thing.
Forum: Touring
10-27-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

The Aurora elite with Reynolds 631 has piqued my...

The Aurora elite with Reynolds 631 has piqued my interest, but not finding much current info in searches. That has to be the lowest priced bike with 631 at $1700. I also like the specs on the base...
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By 1-track-mind

The largest size in the X0's is 58.5. I have an...

The largest size in the X0's is 58.5. I have an 0-2. Great bike, but at 6'2" it's a little tight. That X0-3 is smaller than my X0-2...
Forum: Touring
10-11-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Bob This may be a shock to you, but I'm not a...

Bob
This may be a shock to you, but I'm not a frame builder...I interpreted yourself as having one custom built, but after checking it's out of my budget. Now,considering buying a Soma Saga frame...
Forum: Touring
10-11-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

I just might do that now that my Soma Saga...

I just might do that now that my Soma Saga purchase seems to have fallen through.
Forum: Touring
10-11-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Thanks for all the comments. Please critique this...

Thanks for all the comments. Please critique this geo (XL/59 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30);
TTL 630
HTA 69
HTL 130
STA 73
STL 508
CL 445
BBD30
REach 438
Stack 631
Forum: Touring
10-10-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Ok, then. Let's talk ideal geometry for an XL...

Ok, then. Let's talk ideal geometry for an XL frame with .9/.6/.9
Let's start with a seat tube angle of 73, chainstay at 450...what else ?
10-10-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,641
Posted By 1-track-mind

I agree. Read "How not to die" by Michael Greger....

I agree. Read "How not to die" by Michael Greger. It'a a life changer.
Forum: Touring
10-02-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

Are there any Miyata 1000 XL owners out there who...

Are there any Miyata 1000 XL owners out there who can comment ?
Forum: Touring
10-02-18, 06:13 AM
Forum: Touring
09-30-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

That is such a great post, but poses far many...

That is such a great post, but poses far many more questions than answers...what is the future of bike touring ? Carbon with ultralight in frame compartments ?
Forum: Touring
09-30-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Thanks. I'm leaning towards a custom frame with...

Thanks. I'm leaning towards a custom frame with geo similiar to the rocky mtn sherpa 30.
Forum: Touring
09-29-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Would you mind calling my wife and telling her ? ...

Would you mind calling my wife and telling her ? Actually, I'm going to take the racks off my XO-2 and let it go back to be an all-rounder, so I have unladen covered. The extra weight just killed...
Forum: Touring
09-29-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

I haven't looked at Dawes, thanks for the...

I haven't looked at Dawes, thanks for the suggestion. From what I can gather, the bike with stiffness under load and lively unloaded has already been patented...it's just out of production and i...
Forum: Touring
09-28-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By 1-track-mind

Most desirable tubing for an XL touring bike ?

Interested in hearing opinions on the preferred tubing (past or present) for an XL bike as far as handling under a load and being somewhat lively unloaded? Which current production bikes have tubing...
Forum: Touring
09-26-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

I'm looking at a lightly-used 25 inch Univega...

I'm looking at a lightly-used 25 inch Univega Specialissima...any comments ?
09-05-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By 1-track-mind

Nishiki

I don't know if they qualify as classic or vintage, but I'm wondering about the desirability of Nishiki touring bikes.
How do these models stack up ;
Continental
Cresta GT
International
Riviera...
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By 1-track-mind

Yep. That same thought crossed my mind this...

Yep. That same thought crossed my mind this morning...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,306
Posted By 1-track-mind

I'm not buying into the idea that newer is better...

I'm not buying into the idea that newer is better when it comes to steel tubing. Aluminum yes, steel no.
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By 1-track-mind

Nishiki Touring bikes

I don't know much about this brand, but see several older models listed as touring bikes. Can anyone comment on how they stack up :
Continental
Cresta GT
International
Riviera GT
Seral
I don't...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By 1-track-mind

It might be more efficient, but you will soon...

It might be more efficient, but you will soon realize there are other factors in play...go with the largest tire that will fit on your bike.
I pulled a bob with a rigid MTB several years ago with...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

Good to know. It seems like every time I read...

Good to know. It seems like every time I read about this issue, Trek's name pops up, but not with 520's. It sounds like Fuji might be my best option and they are more readily available than the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

good point. That's one of the nice things about...

good point. That's one of the nice things about my ex 02... 26 inch wheels.
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

I'm also curious about the Nishiki touring bikes....

I'm also curious about the Nishiki touring bikes. It looks like there are several models listed is touring bikes, but does anybody know the pecking order in terms of best to worst?
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

My next tour will be a hub and spoke in Northern...

My next tour will be a hub and spoke in Northern Wales, but on a rented bike. Probably the next I will do Stateside on one of my bikes will be the gap.
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

I'm currently riding a 1992 Bridgestone XO2, with...

I'm currently riding a 1992 Bridgestone XO2, with front and rear racks and Butterfly handlebars. I love it but the bike is a little on the small side for me, so I was looking at some alternatives....
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By 1-track-mind

Thanks. I guess what I'm specifically concerned...

Thanks. I guess what I'm specifically concerned about is whether the frame would be too flexy ?
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