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Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,717
Posted By IPassGas

Ontonagon, yoopers! ...

Ontonagon, yoopers!
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05-13-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By IPassGas

The eccentric on Santanas (captain's BB) have 2...

The eccentric on Santanas (captain's BB) have 2 hex set screws. Loosen both and rotate the eccentric by placing a pin spanner (or something of you own creation) into the holes outside of the diameter...
04-26-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By IPassGas

The travesties that the bike industry has...

The travesties that the bike industry has unloaded on us are ongoing. BB's are a case in point. In their initial mindset of advancement was to change the interface design to a spline like cassettes....
04-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By IPassGas

We have used a Click-stand for many years touring...

We have used a Click-stand for many years touring with bags/gear long distance. I don't trust standard kickstands for a loaded tandem. The double kickstands require lifting your bike and gear and...
04-07-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By IPassGas

I have a treasure trove of spare parts for...

I have a treasure trove of spare parts for everything (on a bike). When I die, someone will find it and say something like...hey look at this, a rotary dial phone.
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By IPassGas

Iowa to Michigan Tour, part 2

Iowa to Michigan, short report part 2: Minnesota/Wisconsin. The route map is shown in part 1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1248290-iowa-michigan-tour-part-1-a.html)...
Forum: Touring
03-14-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By IPassGas

Iowa to Michigan Tour, part 1

In summer (2021) we toured from Cedar Rapids IA to Ludington MI following the map below. Here is a short report. I have documented some of our previous trips in much detail on a different website,...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By IPassGas

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For luck with the Sun Gods
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Forum: Touring
01-17-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,546
Posted By IPassGas

On part of a longer tour last summer we did M28...

On part of a longer tour last summer we did M28 from Lake Gogebic to Marquette. This road has good shoulders and interesting cascades along the way. This route is better than Highway 41 to the north,...
10-23-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,811
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks, I suspect my best warning will be the...

Thanks, I suspect my best warning will be the wheel going out of true near those spokes and that will take time. In the meantime I will press Ryde for what's wrong, not that I expect a resolution,...
10-20-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,811
Posted By IPassGas

And a pic across the surface of the crack. ...

And a pic across the surface of the crack.
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10-09-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By IPassGas

Not having the industrial parts cleaner, I invert...

Not having the industrial parts cleaner, I invert an orbital sander, strap on a small metal fortune cookie box, add spirits and chain, then let buzz for a while. Seems to be better than just swishing...
09-13-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,988
Posted By IPassGas

Our bike has 7 braze-ons for cages and the center...

Our bike has 7 braze-ons for cages and the center one has a doubler. The only one the stoker finds convenient is the same as yours. My guess is that your top tube is close to the the top of the...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By IPassGas

That would be Round Bottom? We call it Soggy...

That would be Round Bottom? We call it Soggy Bottom (with reference to the Soggy Bottom boys).
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By IPassGas

If you are camping, there are more possibilities...

If you are camping, there are more possibilities on the south route. If you would like to visit the Point (an interesting place), there is one camp on the north route near Imperial. You could plan to...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By IPassGas

Both yellow and blue routes are part of the...

Both yellow and blue routes are part of the Montour Trail, for details see montourtrail.org. They are both intense on the heat map because it is a local trail that many people ride. From the...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By IPassGas

If we want a motel/hotel, we look for a...

If we want a motel/hotel, we look for a mom-and-pop "motel" out of town. Usually lower price and motels have a place to put bike in front of room, if not inside room. In QC we stayed at a...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By IPassGas

What other have said... and I use an alarm that...

What other have said... and I use an alarm that is hidden under the saddle. Search for "vehicle anti theft alarm ks-sf22r". If someone moves the bike, you know it. It has different sensitivity...
Forum: Touring
08-21-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By IPassGas

Awesome! We have toured Montréal-Gaspe-Miramichi....

Awesome! We have toured Montréal-Gaspe-Miramichi. The north side Montréal-Quebec was nice, but have no experience on south side, and then on south side of St. Lawrence after QC. We camped but I am...
08-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By IPassGas

+1 for the bikehubstore and the owner.

+1 for the bikehubstore and the owner.
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,653
Posted By IPassGas

Bike touring usually allows connections every now...

Bike touring usually allows connections every now and then to the mother ship (supermarket). Much different than backpacking. So many possibilities in the mothership. As for not carrying a stove,...
Forum: Touring
08-03-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,105
Posted By IPassGas

US wheel builders do not know how to build wheels...

US wheel builders do not know how to build wheels for Rohloff and they are reluctant to contact European shops to learn. Especially for 26" rim and less so for 700, the large Rohloff flange is best...
Forum: Touring
05-20-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for the info boomhauer and mstateglf. We...

Thanks for the info boomhauer and mstateglf. We are nearing the start of our tour, can't wait! Iowa>Minnesota>Wisconsin>UP>Michigan
05-19-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,705
Posted By IPassGas

I understand the reluctance. Some questions that...

I understand the reluctance. Some questions that in my opinion are important in this context.
-Does your wife ride a bike often?
-When you ride together, do you not tend to stick together due to...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,789
Posted By IPassGas

Nothing really, bring stuff to have fun. Good to...

Nothing really, bring stuff to have fun. Good to start as you are on a short trip to figure things out. My 1st tour was on a similar bike in late '70s. 2 years ago, we did a long tour in Pacific NW....
Forum: Touring
05-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By IPassGas

Indeed true. We rode the section Sunday. I was a...

Indeed true. We rode the section Sunday. I was a bit concerned that after the pipe installation that the trail would be not returned to it previous state. In fact, the section is much improved,...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By IPassGas

Before knowing each other or independently, did...

Before knowing each other or independently, did each like to bike, camp and generally like the outdoors? If yes, relationship would likely be strengthen.
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,206
Posted By IPassGas

After I work on our bikes when off the ground....

After I work on our bikes when off the ground. The last thing I do as standard practice is to place the bike on the ground, put a bit of my weight on it, loosen the QR and then tighten the QR. Often,...
01-27-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,368
Posted By IPassGas

A bottle opener is part of the bike. ...

A bottle opener is part of the bike.
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Rodriguez
10-27-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,645
Posted By IPassGas

The rear chain on our tandem is lucky to get 3000...

The rear chain on our tandem is lucky to get 3000 miles, so every year. This is due to a lot of fine trail dust which I suspect is very abrasive, and also twice the force on the rear chain. The...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,833
Posted By IPassGas

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn....

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn. The max tire pressure is often determined by rim, not the tire. Wide tires can cause rims to split at the spoke line over time if overinflated.
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10-20-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By IPassGas

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke...

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke length to meet bottom of slot? I then round up to nearest 2mm since I always use double wall rims, and so ok if a little spoke protrudes. The video by...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,731
Posted By IPassGas

I ride with what I mostly need for tour on the...

I ride with what I mostly need for tour on the bike I have, and I do take stuff to be comfortable, such as the stuff for morning coffee at camp. Perhaps I will not win the tour, but I will most...
10-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,575
Posted By IPassGas

Ode to UN55 BB

It is sad that Shimano has archived the UN55 BB. I always thought that for its price is was a dependable component and a mostly true "bike standard" (thinking Sheldon on the proliferation of...
10-16-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,873
Posted By IPassGas

This is in part personal preference. We have used...

This is in part personal preference. We have used the click-stand on heavily loaded long tours for more than 10 years and found it to be simple and reliable. The stand is affixed to our frame so...
09-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By IPassGas

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is...

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is your plan) will have ideas. The decision for location of connectors is a function of your priorities, likely transportation modes, and the size of...
09-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,371
Posted By IPassGas

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt...

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt version) much. The foot peg can break easily, but not essential. We no longer ride with pump on frame, gets too dirty no matter where it is on frame....
09-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,846
Posted By IPassGas

Wow, the full buy in on the marketing biz for you...

Wow, the full buy in on the marketing biz for you too. The Hope is simply a new age costly catch up to the robustness, durability, and heat capacity of the Arai. Far less superior given the...
07-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,375
Posted By IPassGas

Can't resist chiming in on this. The stoker post...

Can't resist chiming in on this. The stoker post on our tandem was stuck. I have access to liquid nitrogen....violà!...
06-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By IPassGas

custom frame bag

We made a new frame bag for our tandem.
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Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,469
Posted By IPassGas

Blessed are the square tapers, for thou shall...

Blessed are the square tapers, for thou shall ride forever.
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,629
Posted By IPassGas

Our tour around the coast line of Nova Scotia...

Our tour around the coast line of Nova Scotia last year was fun. We found that the little black flies (midges?) were worse than the mosquitoes. They were difficult to see until biting. However, along...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,629
Posted By IPassGas

We have biked most of the great lakes, St...

We have biked most of the great lakes, St Lawrence, Quebec, Nova Scotia. Here is a route we did in 2015 (see route overview therein).
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/FOGCOW...
01-29-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By IPassGas

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima...

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima tandem rack for sidewinder to ease loading but found that front racks do not allow rotation from ground. You can of course lift bike up and over...
11-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,147
Posted By IPassGas

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/-...

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/- 15%. The spoke line is good with DT prohead nipples. I would like to poise at higher tension, but I am concerned that the spokes might then eventually...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By IPassGas

Love paper maps, they give you a perspective that...

Love paper maps, they give you a perspective that is not convenient with e-stuff. Delorme atlases (and others) are not that expensive and a great scale for month long bike tours. Perhaps it is...
09-13-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,147
Posted By IPassGas

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge...

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge was calibrated, so I built a jig to tension a spoke connected to a weight scale. My gauge was low by 1 park unit (not a standard physical unit ;) )....
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