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07-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,426
Posted By BobG

My 2017 BionX direct drive hub (company now...

My 2017 BionX direct drive hub (company now defunct) has four levels of re-gen selected manually from the console, or one pre-set high level applied automatically with a brake lever switch. That...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By BobG

At age 73 and 5'5" the only way I can comfortably...

At age 73 and 5'5" the only way I can comfortably dismount is by leaving my left foot planted on its pedal and swinging my right leg over the rear. The reverse move to mount. I need that 5" step up...
Forum: Touring
07-06-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By BobG

The guy in the cartoon is right! All humor aside,...

The guy in the cartoon is right! All humor aside, It's actually the Blackfeet Nation.

I staffed one of the early ACA Cycle Montana tours. One evening a spokesman...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By BobG

Yep, the frame is 28 years old now and still...

Yep, the frame is 28 years old now and still going strong! Re-powdercoated once. It's my everything bike ... road, touring, gravel/light MTB. I just use the appropriate tires on three sets of wheels,...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By BobG

The Rixen & Kaul twist hooks...

The Rixen & Kaul twist hooks (https://www.twowheelgear.com/products/klickfix-twist-hook-with-blue-catch) are another easy retro-fit. They completely circle and lock around the circumference of the...
06-26-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By BobG

I found a discussion about location of the strain...

I found a discussion about location of the strain gauge at this old Endless Sphere thread (https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=99379). Post 5 gives a few test procedures. Scroll...
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By BobG

Agreed. The ACA tours have been taking this route...

Agreed. The ACA tours have been taking this route since organized tours were banned from Yellowstone ...
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By BobG

My first overnight tour was with a Potomac Area...

My first overnight tour was with a Potomac Area Council AYH group in 1966 from DC to a youth hostel at Seneca MD along the C&O canal. First looong tour with a high school buddy was from VA > Land o'...
06-19-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By BobG

I get a long list of 136 files with no clue how...

I get a long list of 136 files with no clue how to continue for a non-computer geek! Shouldn't a start icon appear on the desktop? I've connected all of the BionX parts to the BIB and computer and...
06-17-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By BobG

sarma- Good luck figuring out your strain gauge...

sarma- Good luck figuring out your strain gauge issue, I have no further suggestions.

I'm curious about your experience using the BIB, I just got one from bxlegacy. I successfully installed the...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By BobG

I agree with Marcus above. At my town transfer...

I agree with Marcus above. At my town transfer station a bike chain would go right in with other metal recyclables. Our dump has a container for small nutsy boltsy metal items that would be too small...
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,998
Posted By BobG

A good park to drive to! I remember cycling up...

A good park to drive to! I remember cycling up that long hill a few years ago after getting lost trying to find the way in on a sweltering hot day. A nice cool spell this week ... enjoy.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,394
Posted By BobG

I started slowing down 28 years ago at age 45...

I started slowing down 28 years ago at age 45 when I had a heart attack that went undiagnosed for 24 hours, thus some permanent heart muscle damage. I'm now 73. I recovered from that heart attack and...
05-09-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By BobG

If it's a used motor with over 50km on it then...

If it's a used motor with over 50km on it then activation is not likely the problem.

Was the previous display DS3 or G2? If it used to be G2 then your battery firmware may or may not be...
05-06-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By BobG

Is it a "new" motor kit from an internet source?...

Is it a "new" motor kit from an internet source? Perhaps it was not activated? If not activated you will need to find somebody with BBI bootleg software and a BIB interface device to connect to a...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,998
Posted By BobG

Seniors playing boules in southern France ... ...

Seniors playing boules in southern France ...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x524/boules_1a9b65eb32e22cf4e045051e4d1069de47fed900.jpg...
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,584
Posted By BobG

I don't think the OP will need to zoom in much...

I don't think the OP will need to zoom in much for detail. The D80 route around Cap Corse is one continuous loop, the big picture should be fine. The OP was more concerned with elevation gain thus my...
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,584
Posted By BobG

Just a quick scan to show the artistic quality...

Just a quick scan to show the artistic quality and content of Michelin. Click on the above image and it will fill the entire screen of a desktop or laptop. The folded 4.5"x10" map of Corsica opens up...
Forum: Touring
04-26-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,584
Posted By BobG

Old Corsica post...

Old Corsica post (https://www.bikeforums.net/20886411-post7.html) with more screenshots including Cap Corse. Yes, maybe more info on the electronic versions. I guess I just like the artistic quality...
Forum: Touring
04-25-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,584
Posted By BobG

Like axoloti, I prefer paper maps. The Michelin...

Like axoloti, I prefer paper maps. The Michelin maps of France are almost as much fun as the ride! A few years ago I rode the western coast of Corsica from Calvi to Porto and Evisa. Here's a blow up...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By BobG

Speaking of night demons ... I caught this bear...

Speaking of night demons ... I caught this bear with night vision goggles peering into my tent at 2 AM!
...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By BobG

+1 ^ I staffed one of the early ('95) ACA...

+1 ^

I staffed one of the early ('95) ACA Cycle MT tours following Jama's suggested front range route and it was wonderful!

I started solo in Missoula and cycled the Great Parks route north to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By BobG

Gauvins, This is the ACA suggested "Great Parks...

Gauvins, This is the ACA suggested "Great Parks North"...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,875
Posted By BobG

If I can't take a shower shaving is the next best...

If I can't take a shower shaving is the next best thing. Shaving is refreshing and gives the illusion of having showered. An itchy two day stubble makes me feel grubby.
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By BobG

Peter White Cycles ...

Peter White Cycles (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/)in Hillsboro NH.
04-03-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,320
Posted By BobG

I had to stockpile batteries while I could as my...

I had to stockpile batteries while I could as my company suddenly went out of business. Proprietary, so I have to use theirs. I rotate the use of four batteries and ride daily (in season) so each...
04-03-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,320
Posted By BobG

I would agree that the ability to...

I would agree that the ability to maintain/replace/re-build batteries is one of the biggest factors.

I bought a BionX D-500 retrofit kit in 2016 and installed it on my 27 year old Bruce Gordon...
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,104
Posted By BobG

Well, we have the "Touring Pics" thread and now...

Well, we have the "Touring Pics" thread and now the "Bear Pics" thread!

I didn't have to take a bike trip in Montana to get my photo. This mom posed for me right outside my back door in NH. Two...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,020
Posted By BobG

For years Air Canada and SwissAir allowed the use...

For years Air Canada and SwissAir allowed the use of plastic bags for bikes. They even encouraged bag use by selling them at the ticket counters. They actually made a bike easier to carry. The...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,380
Posted By BobG

The beauty of a site like CGOAB or CycleBlaze is...

The beauty of a site like CGOAB or CycleBlaze is that any day of the trip can be quickly referenced in the future if that is the way it was posted originally. Several times here on BF I've linked...
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By BobG

Pratt- My route south (taken 3 times) was very...

Pratt- My route south (taken 3 times) was very similar to Fishboat's proposed route from Montreal to Chambly. I took Chambly Road all the way from Longueuil, parallel to his more circuitous RWGPS...
Forum: Touring
03-08-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By BobG

Early morning ride across the Cartier Bridge! ...

Early morning ride across the Cartier Bridge!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/788x497/jacques_cartier_bridge_4dcf11ba29c9c5121595f748feb2eb92d6e39d4e.jpg
view from Jacques...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 342,998
Posted By BobG

Previously posted at another thread. Being a...

Previously posted at another thread. Being a favorite of my touring pics here it is again ...
...
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,875
Posted By BobG

Well I'm the guy who admitted on another thread...

Well I'm the guy who admitted on another thread to have carried a floor pump on a BOB trailer across the USA, but I'm a weight weenie when it comes to razors! The cheapest single blade BIC disposable...
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,667
Posted By BobG

Heh! That could have been me, Pete! In 1999 I...

Heh! That could have been me, Pete! In 1999 I brought a floor pump to the start of an ACA TransAm tour I was leading with the intention of sending it home after day 1. It was used by everbody as they...
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,667
Posted By BobG

On ACA bike tours we would just hang a bike with...

On ACA bike tours we would just hang a bike with rope or straps from above for campsite repairs. A BB install requiring torque would be done on the ground. Couldn't you first couple the frame on the...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,319
Posted By BobG

Here's an "exploded" view of the Silver Shifter....

Here's an "exploded" view of the Silver Shifter. See the little ratchet inside? I knew I kept this old lever with my leftovers for a reason! ...
...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,319
Posted By BobG

Tourist, I tried an old set of Campy levers on my...

Tourist, I tried an old set of Campy levers on my Gevenalle mounts first but the Campys were designed for 5 speed freewheels and didn't have adequate arc for 9 speeds. Probably the same for Huret. As...
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,319
Posted By BobG

Same here. I installed Rivendell Silver friction...

Same here. I installed Rivendell Silver friction levers on Gevenalle Audax brake lever mounts and have never had the desire to go back to clickety-clicks! (9 speed cassette)
Forum: Touring
02-04-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By BobG

That must be the optional 21ah/1008wh battery...

That must be the optional 21ah/1008wh battery that Juiced offers. Mine is 11.6ah/557wh. I just have to carry miles 30-60 in a pannier!
Forum: Touring
02-04-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By BobG

If you have the self discipline to climb steep...

If you have the self discipline to climb steep hills at low assist levels you might get the higher estimated mileage ranges. My product advertised a range of 30-70 miles per charge. I climb two long...
Forum: Touring
02-03-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By BobG

This is so true. Pete, if your wife gets an ebike...

This is so true. Pete, if your wife gets an ebike you may have to get one also to continue to enjoy riding with her. None of my past cycling companions will ride with me now because they can't keep...
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By BobG

Mine takes about 6 hours to recharge a fully...

Mine takes about 6 hours to recharge a fully depleted battery. So yes, plugging in during a lunch stop adds something but not much. It's not like plugging in your cell phone for a quick refresh. Big...
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By BobG

Pete, I had to retro-fit my touring bike with...

Pete, I had to retro-fit my touring bike with e-assist 5 years ago due to femoral nerve damage. Ever since I've been trying to return to camping/touring but I can't figure out how.

I get about...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,109
Posted By BobG

Keep in mind the above "Hosteller" was just that....

Keep in mind the above "Hosteller" was just that. It was made for traveling light staying at hostels/hotels. In 1965 if you wanted a wide range triple you were likely going to install it yourself,...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,109
Posted By BobG

I worked for Mel Pinto...

I worked for Mel Pinto (https://phillybikeexpo.com/wayne-binghams-mel-pinto-tribute-bike/) Imports in VA while I was in high school in the mid to late '60s. An immigrant from Morocco, Mel was one of...
Forum: Touring
12-26-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,684
Posted By BobG

Heh! Reminds me of a trip I took back in the...

Heh! Reminds me of a trip I took back in the '80s. I bicycled from my home in NH to White River Jct VT to catch the Amtrak to Montreal. I bought the official large bike box at the station in White...
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,684
Posted By BobG

For at least 30 years (my touring history with...

For at least 30 years (my touring history with flights) airlines had accepted and provided "Amtrak" sized boxes (or close to that size) of up to 126 linear inches that fit the entire bike with both...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,684
Posted By BobG

Kev, Does American Airlines go to your...

Kev,

Does American Airlines go to your destination? I see that they still have the old 126" (L+W+H) box limit ...
...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,196
Posted By BobG

Is this in reply to the "Checkered Flag Special"?...

Is this in reply to the "Checkered Flag Special"? If so that is just pure tongue in cheek, the April 1 issue of the magazine!

I guess the idea was to pedal downhill like heck to build up air...
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