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08-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By BoraxKid

Keep riding until I'm back in civilization.

Keep riding until I'm back in civilization.
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By wolfchild

Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they...

Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they won't go out for a bike ride unless they're " connected "...I think it's time for them to find another hobby, find something that doesn't require...
08-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troul

but what if your running late for your Kroger...

but what if your running late for your Kroger curbside order pick-up time!?
08-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troul

if you have an ex, no cell needed. They'll know...

if you have an ex, no cell needed. They'll know where you are at all times phone or no phone. it's built in the Ex app.
08-02-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By GlennR

You need this helmet. ...

You need this helmet.
https://www.mullings.com/al-franken.jpg
Don't laugh, he was smart enough to be elected to Congress.
08-02-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By Mulberry20

A satellite phone is must for anyone running...

A satellite phone is must for anyone running tubeless tires 🤣🤣🤣
08-02-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By fietsbob

& should the holes ovalize a little you wont see...

& should the holes ovalize a little you wont see it..
08-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By indyfabz

If youíre out on tour it can help with...

If youíre out on tour it can help with navigation, especially if you have to change course on the fly due to something like road construction. Example; I was touring in rural Montana on a trail and...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
08-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By Steve B.

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a...

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a lot of folks, I rode for the first 15 years of the past 30, without a phone. Somehow I survived.
08-02-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Point

The hand set rivets are worth the extra cost IMO,...

The hand set rivets are worth the extra cost IMO, just for aesthetics
08-02-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By genejockey

Gee, I don't know if I'd want to ride a saddle...

Gee, I don't know if I'd want to ride a saddle after somebody put a deposit on it. Ewwwww..... ;)
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
08-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By canopus

Hmmm. When were bikes created? Cell phones? ...

Hmmm. When were bikes created? Cell phones? What's the question again?
08-02-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By shelbyfv

I actually don't spend a lot of time talking on...

I actually don't spend a lot of time talking on the phone while I'm riding. I concentrate on the ride, scenery, birds, etc. Plenty of time to chat with folks when I'm finished with the ride and...
08-02-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,044
Posted By indyfabz

I spend multiple days in a row with no service...

I spend multiple days in a row with no service while doing self-contained touring. Hell. I toured for mounts without a phone. HTFU.

Whatís your plan?


:lol:
08-02-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By fietsbob

Hand Labor

things like hand skiving, tapering the bottom , edge

Hand finished large flattened copper rivets rather than the machine set smaller nickle ones..

leather selection may differ too.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By headwind15

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.
08-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,823
Posted By Bill in VA

I used to religiously touch up any nick or...

I used to religiously touch up any nick or scratch using Pactra model paints that I custom mixed to match the paints. Then I found the Sharpie worked far better. Now I just apply a dab of primer if a...
08-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

You guys are a-holes here.

You guys are a-holes here.
08-01-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By kjaioqhbkqb

Good point. But it might be worth it.

Good point. But it might be worth it.
07-31-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 961
Posted By 70sSanO

I hear that even the moon doesn't have bikes...

I hear that even the moon doesn't have bikes under $1000.

John
07-31-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 961
Posted By hillyman

Rode in Arizona. Close enough and no space suit...

Rode in Arizona. Close enough and no space suit saddle rash. Even have a crater.
07-31-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 961
Posted By livedarklions

Bikes on the moon

Just a fun thought experiment:

Imagine that someone built a smooth, perfectly level 100 mile road on the moon, and designed a space suit/bike combination that allowed you to ride on it. What would...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Prowler

Pine Creek Trail, aka Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Not an epic journey this week, but a real workout for me, given the heat and the rain. My Mule carried me 110 miles over two days and one night camping in the beautiful PA woods. More info at The...
07-31-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sometimes, something as innocuous as WD-40 will...

Sometimes, something as innocuous as WD-40 will work for some adhesives.
No clue about Gorilla Glue #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .
07-30-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By fietsbob

Likely the same pandemic virus issues slowing...

Likely the same pandemic virus issues slowing bike shipments across the pacific , parts containers also slow to ship. ;;
07-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By aclinjury

when reading charts, it's up to the readers to...

when reading charts, it's up to the readers to understand that the recommened psi is fo a particular "weight", and adjust upward for equipment.
The people who come up with these charts can't...
07-28-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Oso Polar

Or saddle is too high which is IMHO more...

Or saddle is too high which is IMHO more probable. Move it 10 mm down and see if pain decreases.
07-28-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By 79pmooney

Your small-small derailleur position is exactly...

Your small-small derailleur position is exactly what I set my triples up to. I wouldn't change anything (except get a new chain and probably cassette and maybe chainrings. (Now it is possible the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By indyfabz

Good points. Iíve been in plenty of places...

Good points.

Iíve been in plenty of places where Iíve technically had Verizon service, but the signal has been so weak that I could barely send a text. Accessing internet was impossible. And Iím...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By MarcusT

I only use my phone for navigation about 20% of...

I only use my phone for navigation about 20% of my ride. When I am in cities or a number of turns coming up on my route. For example, if I know to stay on a certain road for 20 km, then no need to...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By fietsbob

I toured, several Long tours , during times...

I toured, several Long tours , during times before phones became such a planet wide phenomenon .

Just yesterday when trying to call It was hard to even see the screen with the sun Up.

Good...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure what kind of phone you use, but on a...

Not sure what kind of phone you use, but on a sunny day I can't see the screen on mine well enough to read it.

I use a Garmin GPS. It is readable in full sun with the backlight turned off. I have...
07-26-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, numb feet. Lower the saddle. ​​​​​​​

Yeah, numb feet. Lower the saddle.
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Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By djb

in all seriousness, using a phone full time on a...

in all seriousness, using a phone full time on a handlebar aint a good idea, for all the reasons you mentioned.
I do get wanting to use gps technology for some directional aiding, but honestly (and...
07-25-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's a very flat saddle in profile. IME it...

That's a very flat saddle in profile. IME it should be level, not nose up. A little nose up works with saddles with a little rocker to them - all my saddles which have a little dish in profile are...
07-25-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When one does the heel on pedal test, one is...

When one does the heel on pedal test, one is supposed to know not to rock the hips while doing it. I have the best experience with that test if I'm riding slowly down the road at a low cadence on the...
07-25-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Trakhak

Brilliant idea, since it eliminates the...

Brilliant idea, since it eliminates the possibility of rocking your hips during testing of the seat height. It certainly makes more sense than believing that leg length calculation results can be...
07-24-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By mack_turtle

just to clarify, what qualifies as "extreme" to...

just to clarify, what qualifies as "extreme" to you? this experiment took me ten minutes and I did it while watching TV. I have found over the years that I have a very poor sense of what's called...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tent is usually wet in the morning from dew. I...

My tent is usually wet in the morning from dew. I just put the damp tent in the front right pannier. And I put other stuff in that pannier that I do not mind if it gets damp from the tent. For the...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By cyccommute

The F.U.B.A.R. tape is surprisingly comfortable....

The F.U.B.A.R. tape is surprisingly comfortable. I had the tape for about 5 years before I installed it because I was afraid it would be slippery. Surprisingly, the tape isnít slippery at all in any...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Happy Feet

I feel the same. I actually prefer an older...

I feel the same. I actually prefer an older "lived in" look over pristine as an aesthetic and see patina and slight asymmetry as a bonus. I don't have a problem with the splices, as long as they...
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By Happy Feet

Look at the end of post 18 here:...

Look at the end of post 18 here: https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1206524-folding-rinko-bike-builds-touring.html

This was just last week. I emailed Brooks, who were very good about a...
07-21-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By Amt0571

This. Just ride the bike. I bet the gum is not...

This. Just ride the bike. I bet the gum is not going to stick for long.
07-20-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By ljsense

This is a giant cliff hanger. I can't wait to...

This is a giant cliff hanger. I can't wait to hear how it turns out.
07-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By BNSF

I zoomed way in on it.... That's a mean looking...

I zoomed way in on it.... That's a mean looking one! Better use extreme caution.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/480/6ztRfu.jpg
07-20-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By BobbyG

Why does everyone think they need hydraulics and...

Why does everyone think they need hydraulics and aggressive tread for the MUP?.
07-20-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks like a prop for Danny MacAskill's next...

Looks like a prop for Danny MacAskill's next video.
07-20-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By CAT7RDR

You stopped for that? Tandem bunny hop that bump.

You stopped for that? Tandem bunny hop that bump.
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