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10-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By 10 Wheels

Amazon.com : Aosom Elite Two-Wheel Bicycle Large...

Amazon.com : Aosom Elite Two-Wheel Bicycle Large Cargo Wagon Trailer with Oxford Fabric, Folding Storage, & Removable Cover, Red : Cargo Carrier Bike Trailers : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,036
Posted By rm -rf

Nobody else can edit your public ridewithgps...

Nobody else can edit your public ridewithgps route. They can easily "copy to my routes", then edit their separate copy.

With my "basic" paid ridewithgps subscription, I can create a named "Event"....
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,036
Posted By rm -rf

The Beechmont viaduct is rideable if it's not...

The Beechmont viaduct is rideable if it's not near rush hour. The exits are tricky, though, with merging traffic. (Just the bridge and the viaduct near Lunken Airport, the rest of the highway is...
10-02-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,272
Posted By cyccommute

Her inseam is 28”. The published standover for...

Her inseam is 28”. The published standover for the extra large/small is 27.6” From the nose of her saddle to the rear of mine, is 17” while the distance from the nose of her saddle to the handlebar...
10-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,660
Posted By Cyclist0105

Blackburn Outpost racks will also work. The QR...

Blackburn Outpost racks will also work. The QR skewers are the load bearing support, the fork and seat stay clamps just keep the rack from pivoting back and forth.
...
10-01-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Iride01

After all the insistence of needing a "Quality"...

After all the insistence of needing a "Quality" bearing, that goes out the window when you see the price!

Though I'm sure the bearing from the seller on Amazon will be quality enough for a...
09-30-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,272
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

She's probably just afraid of her lack of skill,...

She's probably just afraid of her lack of skill, which can put her in a very dangerous position. My wife got run over by a 1-ton truck on her single about 20 years. It was bad. It was some little bit...
09-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,272
Posted By cyccommute

First, I would suggest carefully considering your...

First, I would suggest carefully considering your goals when it comes to riding a tandem. You need to have a very frank discussion about your “togetherness” and your need to do more miles while...
09-30-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Two comments come to mind- Performance...

Two comments come to mind-

Performance wheelchairs and some trikes use stub type axles and these generally have a higher grade of design, tolerance holding and expectation to meet. You might look...
09-30-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,587
Posted By Riveting

Purple Power...

Purple Power (https://www.amazon.com/4320P-Industrial-Strength-Cleaner-Degreaser/dp/B002HU5N4O)
09-30-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,650
Posted By canopus

Meanwhile, 7 yrs later.....the debate rages on...

Meanwhile, 7 yrs later.....the debate rages on...
09-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,650
Posted By Iride01

Certainly the OP will appreciate the info. Even...

Certainly the OP will appreciate the info. Even if it is 8 years too late.
09-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,272
Posted By LV2TNDM

The flipside to the OP's concerns are an...

The flipside to the OP's concerns are an irrational obsession with standover height. I've seen 5' 10" guys on 16" mountain bikes because some nitwit told them how "really, REALLY important standover...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,027
Posted By saddlesores

situation depends on where you tour. if you...

situation depends on where you tour.

if you live/tour in asialand, steel repair is not going to be a problem. super thin stainless steel tubing is used for zillions of purposes, and is used as...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,036
Posted By Cougrrcj

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break...

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break it down into user-specified/highlighted segments - I can do so myself since it is my file, but I have my route file listed as 'private'. I'm afraid...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, but the next hill was REALLY tough. ...

Yeah, but the next hill was REALLY tough.

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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By djb

You must have experienced a real rush of...

You must have experienced a real rush of accomplishment getting over that one.
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you are looking at on-line grades for...

When you are looking at on-line grades for routing, sometimes the computer pulls numbers off a map and plotted up a graph without a good basis in reality.

A friend of mine was proposing a route. I...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. I don't give it a name. I just refer to...

Yes. I don't give it a name. I just refer to feet/mile. What was hard for me were all the short, steep pitches. Up and down. Up and down. I would rather have longer, more moderate grades. Many times...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,027
Posted By Rick

If you go with a flat bar and find you need more...

If you go with a flat bar and find you need more hand positions. There are other bars that will work with the same brakes and shifters. I tried several types before I stuck with the Crazy bar...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,917
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not notice any wind blown rain coming in,...

I did not notice any wind blown rain coming in, top or bottom. The fly height above ground could be adjusted slightly by changing how close the fly is to the tent stake.
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The lower sign said 3km at 13 percent, the 4km...

The lower sign said 3km at 13 percent, the 4km sign was specific to "no stopping on hill" criteria, but for your example that is unimportant. And yes, the hill had a nearly continuous grade. Profile...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, but that other one sticks up...

Thanks for posting, but that other one sticks up quite high and might be easier to bump it out of adjustment.

I do not think it is THAT busy, just in case you missed it I have interrupter type...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State,...

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State, the OSU cycling club did a three-day weekend ride to Yellow Springs/Kettering, then north to Bellfontaine, and back to campus... Obviously I survived...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nope. If you look close at the inclinometer,...

Nope. If you look close at the inclinometer, there are two zero lines, about one bubble length apart. The upper set of numbers is for uphill on the upper edge of the bubble, the lower set of numbers...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never pulled a heavily loaded trailer on a...

I have never pulled a heavily loaded trailer on a bike, but if you want to, that is your call. But if you really might pull a load of 250 to 300 pounds, you might prefer a trike. You can pedal up...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By indyfabz

Depends about the limited access highways thing....

Depends about the limited access highways thing. State laws vary. For example, every inch of Interstate Highway in MT is bike-legal. In NJ, limited access state highways are bike-legal unless posted...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By John N

[QUOTE=KC8QVO;22237435]John N Ah. Cool. That...

[QUOTE=KC8QVO;22237435]John N Ah. Cool.

That almost sounds like Google-type data collection, but if they are only gathering data off those users that upload data to Strava it would be a...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Chris!

I just went with the orlieb. It will match my...

I just went with the orlieb. It will match my panniers and frame bag. Of it ain't broke dont fix it so I guess I should not have even looked elsewhere
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By a_d_a_m

I don't remember seeing anything like that on the...

I don't remember seeing anything like that on the way through a few weeks ago. That being said, I was homicidal when I got INTO Xenia (mechanicals) and half asleep leaving Xenia the next morning.
...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By John N

To clarify, Strava's Heat Map (and probably the...

To clarify, Strava's Heat Map (and probably the other heat maps too) are the aggregation of all submitted rides (bicycle miles), regardless of the number of riders, i.e. one rider submits the same 5...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By John N

I would think it would work with kilometers and...

I would think it would work with kilometers and meters also but the numbers might have a different range. Since I only deal in miles/feet, that is all I have tried.

While I totally understand your...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By a_d_a_m

The science and methodology behind some of this...

The science and methodology behind some of this stuff is really Greek to me. But I inadvertently tried to balance climbing/elevation vs. distance when planning my tour earlier this year. I just used...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By kevmcd

I grew up in Pendleton and go back every year but...

I grew up in Pendleton and go back every year but I haven't done any bike touring there for almost 40 years. I just looked at the ride from Athena to Elgin on Google maps to refresh my memory on...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By MidLife50

Katy Trail Completed

After completing our first ever multi-day tour in late June (see Gap and C&O Complete (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1233829-gap-c-o-tour-completed.html)), my wife and I are just back from our...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By alan s

The tires are 700x35. Good compromise between...

The tires are 700x35. Good compromise between trail and road.
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
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, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By alan s

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My bike, from the GAP...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By alan s

McKeesport to Clairton is not unsafe, just not...

McKeesport to Clairton is not unsafe, just not particularly attractive in comparison and you are on roads. Coming from the GAP, it is quite industrialized and somewhat run down. I probably wouldn’t...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By alan s

I took the Montour Trail from McKeesport to the...

I took the Montour Trail from McKeesport to the Panhandle Trail this summer. Other than McKeesport to Clairton, it was a very nice route.
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
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: Commuting
09-10-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By eggnoggbubble

wow, nice setup, cool idea with the mirror. And...

wow, nice setup, cool idea with the mirror. And that's quite a load, respect...my gear carrying is a lot less so as of now the front has proved adequate, haven't tried it camping yet tho...

Agreed...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By djb

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of...

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of observations--not many spokes there, and that carbon fork seems to fit the bill of forks that shouldn't have p-clamps clamping.......

don't know...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By KPREN

Parts of 22 are divided highway and bike legal. I...

Parts of 22 are divided highway and bike legal. I know the bridge over the Ohio is not. legal.
I have not ridden 22
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By alan s

From Steubenville to Jewett, I followed 43 to...

From Steubenville to Jewett, I followed 43 to Cadiz Road, then 22A to Hopedale, then 178 to 151 to Jewett. There is a small section of bike trail from the intersection of 22A and 65 that parallels...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By alan s

I rode it east to west earlier this summer and...

I rode it east to west earlier this summer and bicycles are not allowed on 22. Here is a sign from Google Maps....
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By KPREN

I do have a route through there but I have a big...

I do have a route through there but I have a big fat mid drive e bike and am more concerned with traffic than elevation changes. I doubt there is a really good low climbing route through there and...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,972
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
08-26-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,972
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:...
11-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,628
Posted By Reynolds

My trailer is built that way - it's a...

My trailer is built that way - it's a CarryFreedom Y-frame clone with a big wooden crate strapped to the flatbed. Both the flatbed and crate floor are 3/8" plywood. 90% of the time I use the crate,...
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