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03-31-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By msbiker

Cycling after a stroke

I suffered an right side stroke on 1.27 which left me mostly paralyzed. Since then I spent a month in 2 different hospitals and a month with outpatient rehab. I've regained significant strength in...
01-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By msbiker

I live in Ridgeland and have ridden the Trace in...

I live in Ridgeland and have ridden the Trace in the Jackson area for many years. Generally, the Trace is very safe with reduced speeds, no commercial traffic, good signage for cyclists and grassy...
Forum: Touring
12-31-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,315
Posted By msbiker

Check out bikepacking.com for bikpacking routes...

Check out bikepacking.com for bikpacking routes around the world with gps files.
11-15-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,069
Posted By msbiker

I have used tubeless on two bikes for about 3...

I have used tubeless on two bikes for about 3 years. I had a difficult time at first and the lbs recommended 1 inch gorilla tape. It worked great for me and bit cheaper than the alternatives. I...
10-28-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By msbiker

Have you considered a Copenhagen wheel or...

Have you considered a Copenhagen wheel or something similar? My guess is that it would work fine, if bit pricey.
10-07-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By msbiker

I think the most interesting recent development...

I think the most interesting recent development in road ebikes is the fazua motor system developed in Germany and now available from several European bike companies. Very small and very light with a...
06-13-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,315
Posted By msbiker

1. Don't make your living with your back. 2. ...

1. Don't make your living with your back.
2. There are great people and a-holes everywhere. Spend your time with the great people.
Forum: Touring
01-30-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By msbiker

+1 on Bike Flights. I have used them on several...

+1 on Bike Flights. I have used them on several occasions. I also used the following as a template to make my own bike box:

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=6740&v=3G
...
01-29-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By msbiker

IMBA Report on effect of E-bikes on trails

See the link below.
While the report isn't dated, the field study was conducted in 2015. The report is about 25 pages long. A couple of interesting points. 1. The report was limited to Class 1...
01-28-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By msbiker

gorilla tape.

gorilla tape.
01-12-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By msbiker

I've been running tubeless on my mt and gravel...

I've been running tubeless on my mt and gravel bikes for a couple of years. I've had 1 flat, which resulted from a 1 inch sidewall tear on a 40 mm gravel tire. I used a park sidewall patch and...
01-11-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By msbiker

Lots of good advice in this thread. I purchased...

Lots of good advice in this thread. I purchased a Haibike for my wife about a year ago and she really likes it. She has been a cyclist for many years, but was looking for some help on hills. ...
Forum: Touring
01-06-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,540
Posted By msbiker

A lot of negativity on this post. To the...

A lot of negativity on this post.

To the OP, I have ridden the GD from Banff to Jackson, WY on a regular mountain bike. My wife has a Haibike and I am familiar with range issues on ebikes. I...
12-30-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,454
Posted By msbiker

My wife has had a haibike for about a year. Her...

My wife has had a haibike for about a year. Her bike has a 400 w/h battery. Current models have a 500 w/h battery which increase the range by 25%. At 110 lbs, she is pretty small which helps her...
Forum: Touring
12-20-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,210
Posted By msbiker

Correct, for me at least. I've used tubeless...

Correct, for me at least. I've used tubeless tires on a non-tubeless rim, using gorilla tape on the rim to run tubeless. That has worked fine. But I never could get non-tubeless tires to run...
12-18-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By msbiker

Why do think you need to spend $4,000 for an...

Why do think you need to spend $4,000 for an ebike? A little internet shopping will come up with several options for a quality ebike for a lot less than $4,000. For instance, depending on your...
Forum: Touring
12-14-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,210
Posted By msbiker

I never could get the bead on non-tubeless tires...

I never could get the bead on non-tubeless tires to properly set on non-tubeless rims. Plus, I think non-tubeless tires are more prone to weeping. I have successfully used tubeless tires on...
Forum: Touring
12-13-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,210
Posted By msbiker

I think the issue you will have is with the...

I think the issue you will have is with the non-tubeless tires. You can seal up the rims with gorilla tape, but have consistently failed on tires that were not tubeless specific. I Hope your...
Forum: Touring
12-11-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,210
Posted By msbiker

I did about 700 miles on the Great Divide this...

I did about 700 miles on the Great Divide this summer using tubeless 2.2 tires. While the rims were not "tubeless ready" they worked fine. Still carried some tubes and a pump. On a recent day ride...
12-01-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,256
Posted By msbiker

I've had 2 SA's saddles. Both Xs. I weigh about...

I've had 2 SA's saddles. Both Xs. I weigh about 195. I put the first one on a mt bike and really liked it. I still have it and still like it. I put the 2nd on a road bike. With limited miles,...
11-20-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,901
Posted By msbiker

After I saw this thread I used the garden sprayer...

After I saw this thread I used the garden sprayer method on a tubeless 40mm gravel tire that I was having some trouble getting the bead to set. I must say it worked like a charm!
09-27-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,211
Posted By msbiker

For what its worth, I have 2 bikes, a mountain...

For what its worth, I have 2 bikes, a mountain bike and gravel bike with a tubeless setup. I have tubes in my road bike. I did need a compressor to set the beads on all of the tires. Also used...
07-18-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,787
Posted By msbiker

I use crank bro candy pedals on my road, mountain...

I use crank bro candy pedals on my road, mountain and gravel bikes.
Works for me.
06-30-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,607
Posted By msbiker

My wife and I have been riding since we met 29...

My wife and I have been riding since we met 29 years ago. However, the hills are becoming problematic for her so I got her an ebike. So now I draft her when we ride.

Either your wife wants to...
05-31-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By msbiker

I used a platypus gravity for a tour on the Idaho...

I used a platypus gravity for a tour on the Idaho Hot Springs Route for me and a buddy last summer. It provided all the water we needed at a very fast flow rate and would have provided enough water...
05-26-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By msbiker

Sigma Rox 10. You can probably find one on sale...

Sigma Rox 10. You can probably find one on sale for around $150. Pretty basic gps nav function, but it works ok for me.
05-19-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By msbiker

the replacement chain was sized by matching the...

the replacement chain was sized by matching the new chain to the old chain, matching link for link.
05-19-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By msbiker

Cassette replacement

I recently replaced a worn chain on a bike with a Shimano 10 speed cassette, 11-26. Of course, the chain is now skipping around the cassette a bit and I believe I need to replace the cassette. My...
Forum: Touring
05-08-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,881
Posted By msbiker

While I tour on a regular or mt bike, depending...

While I tour on a regular or mt bike, depending on the type of tour, I recently purchased a haibike touring bike for my wife. She has been riding for years for the hills and age have been getting to...
02-21-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,895
Posted By msbiker

I'm looking for a little advice on this issue as...

I'm looking for a little advice on this issue as well. I am planning on using my gravel bike for an off road self supported tour on a section of the Great Divide this summer. I currently have a...
02-20-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

Wife ended up with a new 2015 hiabike Trekking...

Wife ended up with a new 2015 hiabike Trekking Pro from Random Bike Parts, purchased at less than 50% list. We had a lbs assemble it. While the 2017 Haibikes come with a 500 wh battery, I really...
01-19-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,720
Posted By msbiker

I just purchased a Haibike pedal assist bike for...

I just purchased a Haibike pedal assist bike for my wife. If you're not pedaling, there is no assist. The assist cuts out at 20 mph although there are some pedal assist bikes that provide...
01-18-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,958
Posted By msbiker

I've had a Selous Expert for a couple of months...

I've had a Selous Expert for a couple of months and have been pretty happy so far. The biggest problem was that the derailler Nashbar originally shipped the bike with had a sheared off b screw, and...
12-07-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

OP here. Wife and I test rode a couple of Trek...

OP here. Wife and I test rode a couple of Trek ebikes with the Shimano STePS system. She also rode an Orbea with Bosch motor. While the test rides were pretty short (around 3 miles) we were able...
11-17-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

thanks for the rec, Anat. She is looking for a...

thanks for the rec, Anat. She is looking for a mid mount rather than a hub system. She going to check out a couple of Bosch powered Treks next week and some other bikes in a couple of weeks.
11-16-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

OP here. My wife and I have been riding bikes...

OP here. My wife and I have been riding bikes together for 25+ years. As much as I love her and she loves me, a tandem would not be a good fit for us. We both like being the captain of our own...
11-13-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

OP here. Thanks for all the thoughtful comments....

OP here. Thanks for all the thoughtful comments. The wife's current bike can only accept a 28 tire and she is looking for something wider for a bit more stability. So retrofitting her current bike...
11-12-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

OP here. Thanks for your comments Mom. My...

OP here. Thanks for your comments Mom.

My wife is really liking the idea of an ebike. At 65 she doesn't have the jam to get up the big hills without difficulty, but still likes to ride. As far...
11-10-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,817
Posted By msbiker

E-bike for wife

My wife and I have been experienced cyclists for many years, but ride at different speeds. We are planning on some road/light off-road credit card touring (think GAP-CO) and are considering getting...
06-20-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,177
Posted By msbiker

In Mississippi, if you're not riding in humidity,...

In Mississippi, if you're not riding in humidity, you're not riding at all. But it really is something you can adjust to over time. The suggestion of riding as early as possible is good. The other...
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By msbiker

You might want to consider a farfarer trailer. ...

You might want to consider a farfarer trailer. It is a single wheel trailer that attaches to the seat post. I used one on a couple of offroad tours and really liked it. I did one overnight using a...
Forum: Touring
05-05-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,171
Posted By msbiker

Many front suspensions allow you to "lockout" the...

Many front suspensions allow you to "lockout" the suspension, giving you something close to the equivalent of a rigid frame. You would want to do that on paved or very smooth sections and often...
Forum: Touring
05-03-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,171
Posted By msbiker

I did the Banff to Whitefish section of the...

I did the Banff to Whitefish section of the Divide a couple of years ago and Idaho Hots Springs route, which is very similar to the Divide, last year. Both times on a hardtail with 2.2 Conti...
02-17-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By msbiker

I did the ACA Great Divide self contained mt....

I did the ACA Great Divide self contained mt. bike tour from Banff to Whitefish a couple of years ago. A fantastic ride, but a bit difficult at times. I was a little concerned about the group...
02-16-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By msbiker

I have a wireless sigma rox 6 which has a...

I have a wireless sigma rox 6 which has a barometric altimeter, heart rate monitor, cadence etc. It will give you elevation climb/descent, but not the grade. I previously had a sigma rox 8 for 5-6...
02-16-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,181
Posted By msbiker

I'm from Mississippi and rode Ragbrai a couple of...

I'm from Mississippi and rode Ragbrai a couple of years ago. A fun ride. Sorta like mardi gras on bike, complete with costumes, beads and drunks. It can be hot and humid, but I doubt it will be...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,934
Posted By msbiker

I've used a farfarer trailer (Trailers | farfarer...

I've used a farfarer trailer (Trailers | farfarer bike trailers and racks (http://www.fftouring.com/trailers)) on a couple of 1-2 week mountain bike tours and really like it. My bike has a thru axle...
Forum: Touring
12-02-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By msbiker

I have used bikeflights on a couple of trips,...

I have used bikeflights on a couple of trips, most recently this summer. Have always had a good experience. As I understand it they contract with Fedex. Have a great trip.
Forum: Touring
06-10-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By msbiker

yes that is the Farfarer trailer guy.

yes that is the Farfarer trailer guy.
Forum: Touring
06-09-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By msbiker

I have a farfarer one wheel trailer that I really...

I have a farfarer one wheel trailer that I really like. It is under 10 lbs, so it considerably lighter than a BOB. It also breaks down so you can ship with your bike. It comes with a bag you can...
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