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09-04-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By 52telecaster

22 1/2 is my size! Lucky find.

22 1/2 is my size! Lucky find.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By Lambkin55

I have done a version of the OP's question. ...

I have done a version of the OP's question.


We live in the middle of "flyover country". We can ride for hundreds of miles in any directions without coming to a geographic barrier. (Like oceans,...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By Bassmanbob

This idea is a dream for me, but I'd need to be...

This idea is a dream for me, but I'd need to be single again and with some more touring experience.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By KC8QVO

I can relate. The first leg of my trip last...

I can relate. The first leg of my trip last November was 12 days and I had 4 days that had decent weather. The rest was all wet - misty and rainy most days. I had the gear for it, though so...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By JeffL

I did a completely unplanned, seven day October...

I did a completely unplanned, seven day October tour three years ago. I literally didn't know which direction I would be going until I rode out of my driveway:...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By TiHabanero

I toured in Thailand that way. No destination for...

I toured in Thailand that way. No destination for the day. It was wonderful.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By ironwood

I once flew to Paris and just started touring...

I once flew to Paris and just started touring with no real destination after th first couple of days. I had plenty of time and enough money to just ramble and visit whatever I wanted to see....
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I generally have an end destination, but the...

I generally have an end destination, but the destination for any given night are usually not confirmed until after supper.
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By KC8QVO

Depending on how you define what you're asking -...

Depending on how you define what you're asking - absolutely.

Take the approach that "The journey is the destination".

Don't plan for everything to go "perfectly". Plan for contingencies. Have...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By Rage

I used to do that every once in a while when I...

I used to do that every once in a while when I was young.
Took off on a cross-country car/bike trip after high school that lasted months longer’n I’d planned.
Then I did something similar in...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By mev

Short answer: No. Longer description: The level...

Short answer: No.
Longer description: The level of planning and knowledge typically matches the length of a trip.

If I go on a day trip or short overnight, I pretty much know where I am headed...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that one of my trips I wandered...

I mentioned above that one of my trips I wandered about for three weeks, then used my last week to get back to starting point so I would not miss my flight. My goal at the start was to see some of...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By timdow

Wow what kind of work allows you to travel the...

Wow what kind of work allows you to travel the country by bicycle, and where do I apply?

[QUOTE=Jasongrace313;22199203]Today I received some new panniers for a touring rig I’ve been “hodgepodging”...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By djb

easy to throw out easy answers for this, but...

easy to throw out easy answers for this, but given that you have never bike toured before, I'd really suggest doing some short, planned trips, an overnight, or two nights or whatever, just to see if...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By GhostRider62

I have done several long tours without concrete...

I have done several long tours without concrete destinations or any planning. Winging it day by day. Here is one example where I had 4 weeks

I flew into Auckland and rode to Rotura to see a...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By staehpj1

If we are talking about a tour rather than a day...

If we are talking about a tour rather than a day ride then no. I often head out for the day with no plan though. For tours I always have started somewhere relatively far from home and with at least...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By saddlesores

have you considered taking up the melodeon?

have you considered taking up the melodeon?
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did two international trips that were loops, I...

I did two international trips that were loops, I had to get back to my starting point by a certain time to make my flight home. One of those trips I meandered about for roughly three weeks and then...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By MarcusT

I tried it once. I rode much too far and was too...

I tried it once. I rode much too far and was too exhausted to enjoy the evening.
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By Russ Roth

So you want a bit of a coddiwompl? I've done it a...

So you want a bit of a coddiwompl? I've done it a couple times and just wandered but unfortunately now I'm constrained by the needs of wife and kids whereas I couple only wander a couple days as I...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By indyfabz

No.

No.
08-24-21, 09:49 AM
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Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would go for it, with caveat above - try for...

I would go for it, with caveat above - try for large radius bends. Also be careful you don't overshoot the correct amount of bend because bending back will weaken it more than the first bend.

The...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On most bikes the rack mount holes are M5 (or 5mm...

On most bikes the rack mount holes are M5 (or 5mm thread size).
08-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,724
Posted By oldbobcat

Generally, the alloy used for racks is...

Generally, the alloy used for racks is considerably milder than what's used for frames and other applications that require high strength to weight (like ski poles). Work slowly and aim for...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By djb

It seems to be in remarkably good shape. so...

It seems to be in remarkably good shape.
so the mount holes are not threaded?
have fun getting it set up.
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By djb

I have these same racks on my first touring bike,...

I have these same racks on my first touring bike, and I agree with tourist re that its easier on the "outside" setup, just for easier access to the bolt to check if it has loosened.
Really do get...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some of my bike and rack combinations, I put the...

Some of my bike and rack combinations, I put the rack stays on the inside, sometimes on outside.

Inside, your multi-tool can be difficult or impossible to use in the close quarters, you may need...
08-22-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Rooney

I would look for one of the Blackburn racks with...

I would look for one of the Blackburn racks with thin metal strips (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274900383606?hash=item400156f776:g:6fcAAOSwKfBhE0Qn), meant to be bent rather than wrestling with that...
08-09-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By ShannonM

Sweetness! --Shannon

Sweetness!

--Shannon
08-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Mr. 66

I have a Tubus rear rack, it is the best rack...

I have a Tubus rear rack, it is the best rack I've ever had. I don't know the model...
08-06-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By polymorphself

Don't rule out large, expandable saddle bags as...

Don't rule out large, expandable saddle bags as well. I would go with something like a carradice long flap or the wizard works shazam which rolls out to double capacity but both are compact under...
08-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By ShannonM

+A_lot on the RRL-SR levers. I disliked the look...

+A_lot on the RRL-SR levers. I disliked the look of the lever bodies at first, they're weirdly tall, like a modern hydro lever but less so. The dogs-hind-leg bend in the blades looks...
08-04-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By The Golden Boy

That's kind of what I had going on with mine- but...

That's kind of what I had going on with mine- but it's all getting redone- hope to have it back by next week.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4638/39443235171_9af52e827c_h.jpg...
08-04-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By polymorphself

Kinda depends on the material for me. The good...

Kinda depends on the material for me. The good news is it's about the cheapest thing on the bike and very easy to replace yourself whenever you want.
08-04-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Korina

I like #N1 for the aesthetics. Also for the word...

I like #N1 for the aesthetics. Also for the word play. :)
08-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By The Golden Boy

I painted the flutes gold on my Honjos. Not that...

I painted the flutes gold on my Honjos. Not that you see it much.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7802/46694302471_5476d32896_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e9dvjx)Honjo1 (https://flic.kr/p/2e9dvjx) by...
08-03-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By ShannonM

Am I the only one who thinks that Velo Orange...

Am I the only one who thinks that Velo Orange should offer their fenders in a dark hard-anodized finish like a late 80s - early 90s rim? My Portland Design Works Full Metals have this, and it's rad....
08-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Depending on what level of Shimano stuff you're...

Depending on what level of Shimano stuff you're getting, it will do plenty well for you (I would imagine any level of cable set that Shimano sells in a kit would be up to snuff). Jagwire offers...
07-31-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Classtime

Don't go crazy on cables if your ultimately...

Don't go crazy on cables if your ultimately looking for a larger frame. (Leave em long). Glad your feeling fantastic on the bike now but ...
07-24-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I wanted to go for as clean a look as I could,...

I wanted to go for as clean a look as I could, even if I used a washer that wasn't more discreet (from the hardware bin I have, not going to a store). I did nail the fender line though.
...
07-24-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think you'll have a difficult time with the...

I think you'll have a difficult time with the 50mm Zeppelin fenders on a 1985 Trek 620. I did. It's really narrow at the fork crown, you'll either need to be REALLY good about bending the fenders...
07-24-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that...

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that through- then a long threaded spacer, then ran a bolt through the fender into the spacer.

...
07-24-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I should have clarified that it was no correct...

I should have clarified that it was no correct tool access. I needed an 8mm wrench to fit in there and be able to rotate to loosen/tighten. There wasn't enough room. I had to use needle nose pliers...
07-24-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Get a longer threaded bolt, a nut or two, and a...

Get a longer threaded bolt, a nut or two, and a washer or two. My 620 has the same thing, though not threaded, which sucks as there's no tool access on the other side. My original Trek 620 build...
07-23-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Korina

I believe that is a fender mount. Also, the...

I believe that is a fender mount.

Also, the bike I posted wasn't specifically aimed at you, I know it's too short, but it was relevant to the topic and maybe you got someone else craving one. :)
07-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By ShannonM

That's really odd. I thought the ones on my...

That's really odd. I thought the ones on my tandem were just about the best brakes I've ever squeezed, while the low-profile LXs were the brake that made everyone hate cantilevers. (Although I mostly...
07-23-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By JaccoW

I personally think hammered or smooth would look...

I personally think hammered or smooth would look best.

As for mudflaps; I've tried Gilles Berthoud (https://berthoudcycles.fr/en/642-783-front-rear-leather-mud-flaps.html#/131-color-cork), which...
07-23-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Korina

Just found this...

Just found this (https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3012828/) on PinkBike; it seemed relevant.

https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb20297360/p6pb20297360.jpg
07-23-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By Classtime

On the bright side, when you get your new stem,...

On the bright side, when you get your new stem, you can re wrap your bars and wrap all the way to the reinforced center section😉
07-23-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,037
Posted By polymorphself

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25"...

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25" range. I'm 5'11" with very average proportions and any smaller than a 23" would need a stem swap for me (I don't enjoy an aggressive setup).

That...
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