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Forum: Touring
07-16-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By chrisx

Bar Tape

I am looking at Lizard Skins 3.2 DSP Bar Tape, and ESI RCT Road Wrap Bar Tape, (silicone.) Any experience with one of these?

I am going to wrap a Wood chipper and a butterfly bar, butter fly bar...
Forum: Touring
07-16-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By chrisx

Stay away from plastic, it leaches into the water...

Stay away from plastic, it leaches into the water in the hot sun.
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By chrisx

Most comfortable flat pedals?

Most comfortable flat pedals, yep that is a question/?
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By chrisx

Fix it up or roll it the way it is?

I found an old 93(?) Hard Rock at the charity shop.The 26 year old garage queen rolls fine. The way she is now I am under $60. I have some XT hubs and a 985 crank I could put on there, even have...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By chrisx

guy that is winning wants you to buy a bicycle...

guy that is winning wants you to buy a bicycle for a poor person
https://give.worldbicyclerelief.org/fundraiser/2119386
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By chrisx

69 and 70? In the race with 85 % off road from...

69 and 70? In the race with 85 % off road from sea to shinning sea? Holy mother of... .. Should I link that to the over 50 medical thread?
06-15-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,789
Posted By chrisx

overpowered from about a 20 degree angle, useless...

overpowered from about a 20 degree angle, useless for about 340 degress. no 150 for me.
Hotrod 50 on the other hand good at about 180 degrees or so. 50 50 and 50 = 150, get 3 hotrod 50 insted of 1...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By chrisx

American Trial Race

https://bikepacking.com/event/american-trail-race-2019/
http://trackleaders.com/americantrail19

Fast touring?
Do these guys read the to old to ride medical thread?
Anyoldtimers in the race?
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By chrisx

There is a move on to fix it up, some say it is...

There is a move on to fix it up, some say it is rideable.
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By chrisx

before you sent ti out. Ti? what is ti?

before you sent ti out.

Ti? what is ti?
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By chrisx

U lock, Cassette, Pedals, the 3 things I...

U lock,
Cassette,
Pedals,
the 3 things I layed out to go to the airport.
Do they FLY?

Oh, and some top of the line friction shifters, but TSA likes friction shifters.
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By chrisx

Any reason not to change the cassette either now...

Any reason not to change the cassette either now or later?
Pedals need changing for sure. I have a lot of old bike parts, why not use them. I
I bought the 93? Hard Rock at the Goodwill store in...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By chrisx

John wayne pioner trail is the same old railroad...

John wayne pioner trail is the same old railroad bed as the Coeur d'Alenes.
https://palousetocascadestrail.org/trail-info.html
https://palousetocascadestrail.org/maps.html

For dirt roads...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,260
Posted By chrisx

How do we care for our bodies as older cyclists? that is the question?

What about physical health, anatomy. What I had in mind was a question about our tired old bodies.

I quick search finds this example,
Review TheVicious Cycling: Bicycling Related Urogenital...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,260
Posted By chrisx

I bought a smaller pan, and lost 20 pounds. ...

I bought a smaller pan, and lost 20 pounds.
When I stopped the sweets I really did lose weight. 20 pounds less helps with standing around and on the bike.
6 foot 180 pounds, only a little over...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,260
Posted By chrisx

Health and bike touring over 50?

Unlike riding to work or the store, bike touring demands all day in the saddle for weeks on end, to much gear and weight, wet or sun scorched, etc.
Bike touring over 50. Are there any health...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By chrisx

Pedals and other bike parts in your carry on bag?

I want to fly with a couple of bike parts in my carry on bag. Pedals and a cassette could be a no fly?

I have an 8 speed cassette and some old Sram Hussefelt pedals that I need in Seattle. Bike is...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By chrisx

When I visit South America, I like the western...

When I visit South America, I like the western part of northern south america,,but what about the easten area of northern south america_? Mev may report back on that one. Mean while I plan to visit...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By chrisx

fromtheirpage Can I have one right now? ...

fromtheirpage

Can I have one right now?
Delivery of commercial series will start 2019.

Where can I buy it?
Just go to our webshop, there’s a link in the menu on this page.
Things are on...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,256
Posted By chrisx

Have you tried silk? Last month in Guatemala it...

Have you tried silk? Last month in Guatemala it was 105 or so every day in the jungle. My silk shirt got more use than my cotton or wool shirt. A ceiling fan or any fan is healthier than an air...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By chrisx

Costa Rica, Nicaragua?

Anybody ever been to Costa Rica or Nicaragua? I was thinking of landing in San Jose and flying out of Managua after a month or two. Maybe roll back to Puerto Cabezas or something. You know, maybe....
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By chrisx

A better hub? maybe.

On paper this is the best, lighter, stronger, lasts longer.
best of all,
One $1,200 hub for all your wheels. Yes comes with a little hub basket so you can take it off the Fargo and put it on the...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By chrisx

salsa nickless cage note the holes for hose...

salsa nickless cage
note the holes for hose clamps
https://salsacycles.com/files/components/WC8001_1920x720.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By chrisx

Joshua Tree National Park? Mojave sounds a...

Joshua Tree National Park?

Mojave sounds a little a lot windy.
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By chrisx

Only wild animal to ever attack me, was a wild...

Only wild animal to ever attack me, was a wild pig.
I was able to use an 8 foot 20 pound tree branch to make it go away.
I had broken all the little branches off of it for my fire.

I should have...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,454
Posted By chrisx

Above my pay grade as well. I learned by making...

Above my pay grade as well.
I learned by making expensive to correct mistakes.
Now I let the lads at the bike factory design the bikes, while I just try to navigate the puzzle pieces, and find a...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 100,353
Posted By chrisx

. ...

.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/40450490733_68cc03c61f_b.jpg
I just stopped to heat some water on Mr squatch's fire,
he said the indians could teach me how to make a better cup of coffee....
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 100,353
Posted By chrisx

Can anyone see the photo in post 641? I could...

Can anyone see the photo in post 641?
I could not see it, then I clicked the edit button and I could see it¿
now what?
I logged out and it was still there¿

I am attempting to figure out if I...
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By chrisx

The Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra: Not the Same...

The Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra: Not the Same ? Michael Fassbender (http://michaeltfassbender.com/nonfiction/ancient-history/the-eye-of-horus-and-the-eye-of-ra-not-the-same/)




In Mexico,...
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 100,353
Posted By chrisx

test, this is a test

I am testing a new way to post photos
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7918/40450530663_f8cdb79342_h.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By chrisx

bad guess. ...

bad guess.

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ZWX1cZne--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/17lv9pr0lyli5jpg.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,454
Posted By chrisx

My slow motion brain took a few days to think of...

My slow motion brain took a few days to think of 2 problems.

1. Mt bar brake levers most likely pull a different amount of cable than drop bar levers.
2. Butterfly bars are meant to be switched...
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By chrisx

The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a B

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those who would cross.

It wasn’t...
Forum: Touring
03-17-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By chrisx

I found this on Hennesy hammocks sight, ...

I found this on Hennesy hammocks sight,
https://hennessyhammock.com/pages/used-as-a-tent
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0532/5865/files/astent5462_large.jpg?17444585235733111851

I like my...
Forum: Touring
03-16-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By chrisx

Have you tried anything like this ...

Have you tried anything like this
https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/x-blade-26-27-5-zoll/


https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7858&category=79...
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,701
Posted By chrisx

How fine of a grind is it? If I grind beans at...

How fine of a grind is it? If I grind beans at the super market, I use the finest setting.

Is there a coffee thread for the touring cyclist, or does it just fit in with camp stoves?
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 100,353
Posted By chrisx

I have a flicker account from years ago, that I...

I have a flicker account from years ago, that I do not use. One of two choices, I have the free account and not the paid account, or I never learned how to use it properly. For one reason, it does...
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,701
Posted By chrisx

What kind of grinder is that? My coffee grinder...

What kind of grinder is that? My coffee grinder has a glass bowl to collect the grounds. It grinds to slowly to make me happy. If someone knows how to get finely ground coffee in the back country,...
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,701
Posted By chrisx

The pop up add in this post was ... ... ...

The pop up add in this post was ... ...

...
Forum: Touring
03-13-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 100,353
Posted By chrisx

I wish someone wold tell me the eaisest way to...

I wish someone wold tell me the eaisest way to post a photo without...
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By chrisx

Sounds like you need a bike repair class, of...

Sounds like you need a bike repair class, of which there are many.

https://www.rei.com/events/9999/trailside-bike-repair-workshop/235475

Join a bike coop, take a repair class at your local bike...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,454
Posted By chrisx

You need ...

You need
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x300/35754_daeaf57f58582dd7b3ac3109fae55b8b9cc11f88.jpg
Cable housing stops to use cable spliters, as mentioned above. The wire...
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By chrisx

I like to print this out in color ...

I like to print this out in color
http://www.sandsmachine.com/p_i_seq.htm
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/432x335/i_sang_l_d11ee6d5cf0ff934812684e32ae50bded5439783.jpg
and...
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,943
Posted By chrisx

ANGLES: 68 HEADTUBE, 74° SEATTUBE CHAINSTAY:...

ANGLES: 68 HEADTUBE, 74° SEATTUBE
CHAINSTAY: 455MM
BOTTOM BRACKET: N/A
HUB SPECS: 110MM X 15MM (FRONT), 142MM X 12MM (REAR)
SEATPOST DIAMETER: 31.9MM
MAX TIRE SIZE: 27.5 X 3.0″ / 29 X 2.25″...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By chrisx

Hard shell bike case for a folding travel bicycle...

Hard shell bike case for a folding travel bicycle (http://www.sandsmachine.com/ac_hard.htm)
only way to fly, if you love your bike.

Plastic and carboard are for the $40 8 speed charity shop used...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,701
Posted By chrisx

A light weght stove in this photo, can you see...

A light weght stove in this photo, can you see it?
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/dsc05262_zpsvqftqykf_82a2c0ca77c10ca8d29ce3f8bf6bb1aa8a6ae75d.jpg
Just behind the...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By chrisx

In the forest, a leaf fell from a tree. the...

In the forest, a leaf fell from a tree.
the deer heard it
the eagle saw it
the bear smelled it.

Making friends with wild animals is a mistake.
it makes them vulnerable to other non friendly...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,435
Posted By chrisx

Wild pigs are a greater threat to the safety of...

Wild pigs are a greater threat to the safety of bike campers. If the young coyotes try to hard to be your friend, light a fire cracker, you will never see them again.
...
Forum: Touring
03-06-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,943
Posted By chrisx

Look how the Fargo has changed. ...

Look how the Fargo has changed.
https://salsacycles.com/bikes/fargo/2019_fargo_ti_frameset

69* headtube angel
148mm rear dropout
15 x 110 front dropout

10 years after they made my Fargo,...
Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,943
Posted By chrisx

taking a close look at a bike’s geometry can help you choose the perfect bike for you

[[The modern mountain bike has very little in common with the earliest mountain bikes, except for the knobby tires on two wheels, handlebars and pedals. Every piece of a modern mountain bike has...
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