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Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By BigAura

No idea about the pannier specifics, but if you...

No idea about the pannier specifics, but if you don't paint yer bike that violet color, you'd be making a mistake ;)
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,573
Posted By BigAura

overly self-centered(IMO)

Until you're in the Covid-recovered-group doing a tour is a bad idea and overly self-centered(IMO).

Possible Exception: Touring in remote area, with zero-interaction with others. Which means...
Forum: Touring
03-11-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By BigAura

Soak & wash canned beans to reduce sodium

Soak & wash canned beans to reduce sodium
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,619
Posted By BigAura

This IS NOT minimalist, most touring cyclists...

This IS NOT minimalist, most touring cyclists have shelter-sleeping-systems that are 2 to 5 lbs, and pack down to a few liters in size.

BTW: I'll admit his engineering is fun and well done. But...
01-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,584
Posted By BigAura

I purchased my ParisSport bicycle new in June...

I purchased my ParisSport bicycle new in June 1970. So it's about to turn 50. It started life as 10-speed and has gone through many incarnations. It's been a fixed-gear since 2006, with it's...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,102
Posted By BigAura

Bikepacking is a subset of Bicycle Touring. ...

Bikepacking is a subset of Bicycle Touring.

Bikepacking is limited to non-paved surfaces, generally single and/or double track trails. Touring may include paved & non-paved, any trail type, and...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,891
Posted By BigAura

I'm a fan of your B&Ws, but this is nice too!

I'm a fan of your B&Ws, but this is nice too!
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,788
Posted By BigAura

My guess is they weigh a good bit more, maybe 2x...

My guess is they weigh a good bit more, maybe 2x or 3x.
08-19-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By BigAura

I'd start there as what not to do. But...

I'd start there as what not to do.

But riding is always good IMO.
07-15-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By BigAura

Calorie calculators are bogus as far as accurate...

Calorie calculators are bogus as far as accurate calorie measurement for virtually everyone. Too many factors for a real number to materialize. They can help you understand relative adjustments. So...
07-14-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,636
Posted By BigAura

I have not modified my point of view at all. ...

I have not modified my point of view at all.

Here are my points as they have always been and continue to be.

1. eBikes ARE NOT bicycles (whether they have a throttle or not) and should be...
07-13-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,636
Posted By BigAura

If your point is eBikes should replace cars then...

If your point is eBikes should replace cars then you're in the wrong place. We ARE bicycle riders. What you're promoting is giving up human-powered bicycles and going to a MOTORIZED vehicle. The...
07-13-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,636
Posted By BigAura

Most recreational non-motorized riders crank 150...

Most recreational non-motorized riders crank 150 watts. Legal eBikes motors can produce up to 750watts (ONE HORSEPOWER). So potentially a lot more than 300%.

eBikes aren't in the same power-class...
07-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,961
Posted By BigAura

Do longer rides more often. You'll get stronger...

Do longer rides more often. You'll get stronger and your body will adjust.
07-13-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,636
Posted By BigAura

No they don't. With geared bikes you have to...

No they don't. With geared bikes you have to sacrifice speed/distance for the ease-of-effort. You don't get energy for free. Any no-motor geared-bike is 100% human powered --> no matter what the...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,629
Posted By BigAura

Bread has been eaten for 10,000 years....

Bread has been eaten for 10,000 years. Agriculture has been practiced for 20,000. I agree some of the science-chemical-crap developed in the passed 100 years may not be healthy, but food eaten for...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,027
Posted By BigAura

Dual low-riders and a Martini shaker. Cool baby! ...

Dual low-riders and a Martini shaker. Cool baby!

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Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,156
Posted By BigAura

3-season means it won't hold up to snow. 4-season...

3-season means it won't hold up to snow. 4-season tents will. 3-season category has little to do with warmth per-say.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,629
Posted By BigAura

Your dog doesn't sleep with one-eye-open.

Your dog doesn't sleep with one-eye-open.
05-06-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,636
Posted By BigAura

Pedals mean nothing in the eBike world. The only...

Pedals mean nothing in the eBike world. The only reason pedals are on them, is legal subterfuge.

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Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,367
Posted By BigAura

Really? Boneheaded move! In everyone of your...

Really? Boneheaded move! In everyone of your earlier paranoid-posts I and others mentioned (https://www.bikeforums.net/20830684-post110.html) not messing with wild critters.



Maybe you need to...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,141
Posted By BigAura

Put 2 inch tires on it and you're good to go on...

Put 2 inch tires on it and you're good to go on pavement or gravel.
I rode mine across the US--> mostly pavement & some gravel.
Also rode to the top of Alaska (Dead Horse,AK)--> lotsa gravel and...
Forum: Touring
11-30-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,190
Posted By BigAura

I was backpacker in the 60's & 70's. In 1978 I...

I was backpacker in the 60's & 70's. In 1978 I heard about bicycle touring and became intrigued. I saved up and purchased a full Kirkland pannier set for my ParisSport 10-speed. In May 1979 I quit my...
Forum: Touring
10-05-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,572
Posted By BigAura

I agree with bikemig --> Top-tube length should...

I agree with bikemig --> Top-tube length should be your primary focus.

As far as avoiding "just buy a new one" it's best to acquire three (or more) old ones for a nice donor assortment to avoid...
Forum: Touring
05-31-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,658
Posted By BigAura

I do no balancing per se. I pack by...

I do no balancing per se. I pack by functional-access. I like to have my kitchen and most food in a front pannier so that's all I need to pop-off for a lunchtime picnic or evening meal before...
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