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Forum: Touring
02-10-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Symox

and here is the actual trip all the prep was for!...

and here is the actual trip all the prep was for!

https://youtu.be/22FfejfNlGQ
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By GhostRider62

Some owners have complained that the Lupine beam...

Some owners have complained that the Lupine beam pattern in the near field is very narrow. It has a killer feature......ability to tune the automatic turn on/turn off. So, it comes on at dusk or...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By adamrice

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German...

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German headlights, also look at Lupine (http://www.lupine-shop.com/en/LED-Lightsets/Road-bike-lights/). They do sell their batteries separately.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By GhostRider62

I did not mention the Fenix BC30. I own V1 and...

I did not mention the Fenix BC30. I own V1 and have some reservations on it. The V2 uses different emitters and has an bluetooth button to change power levels. The battery compartment was also...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By kingston

I haven't found a battery powered light that I...

I haven't found a battery powered light that I like better for randonneuring than the B&M IXON IQ Premium (http://IXON IQ Premium). I run mine with a fork-crown-mount so it's out of the way and carry...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By Steamer

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a...

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a measurement of light "density" (intensity) instead of total light, like lumens. A lot of lumens spread out over a large area wont have a very high...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By GhostRider62

Comparisons are hard. Some are rated in Lux and...

Comparisons are hard. Some are rated in Lux and others in Lumens. More importantly is the shape of the beam. For me, the "color" or hotness of the emitter matters a lot. Some are just too hot and I...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By adamrice

Something you'll want to pay attention to with...

Something you'll want to pay attention to with battery headlights and power banks alike is charge time: with a multi-day brevet, you could get into a situation where you don't have enough time to...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By GhostRider62

The nice thing about the Ixon Space is the...

The nice thing about the Ixon Space is the adjustability of the power from 10 Lux to 150 Lux in small increments. I had estimated that 80 lux is what I would need riding solo, this would last around...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By unterhausen

I have no idea if they meet the OP's...

I have no idea if they meet the OP's requirements, but I have thought of getting a B&M Ixon. They have one that will act as a usb charger for your other devices.

Also, the Outbound road light...
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Posted By GhostRider62

Few choices these days Acebean BK10 or...

Few choices these days

Acebean BK10 or Lumintop B01 runs on a rechargeable 21700 (big brother to 18650)...one of them runs also on 18650, I think

B & M Ixon Space does not have a removable...
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Views: 2,612
Posted By adamrice

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge...

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge from USB, and don't care whether there's a wall socket or power bank behind it. But not all of these will run while charging. There was a discussion...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By unterhausen

All the distance riders I knew that use battery...

All the distance riders I knew that use battery lights used Cygolite Expillions. But that seems to have been discontinued.
Forum: Touring
01-25-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Symox

I took the liberty of sharing the comments from...

I took the liberty of sharing the comments from gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html) and staehpj1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/staehpj1-64151.html) on the Youtube...
12-26-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By rydabent

I have two Sram long cage RDs, and 11 to 34...

I have two Sram long cage RDs, and 11 to 34 clusters. I went all year on one adjustment on both, that I did during my yearly Feb over haul and checking.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You need a good physical therapist to help you...

You need a good physical therapist to help you develop a good core strength training plan. Hopefully a PT that can look at an X ray and figure out what will help and what won't. Ask the PT if you can...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By unterhausen

How much HIIT can you do with your back the way...

How much HIIT can you do with your back the way it is? I think twice a week is enough. Maybe only once a week.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steamer

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval...

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval training, back problem or not.
09-21-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm surprised more jersey makers aren't designing...

I'm surprised more jersey makers aren't designing in larger, zippered pockets to hold cell phones.

I have a couple of jerseys that came with an optional, side zippered pocket that is sort of on...
08-13-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,970
Posted By Iride01

I made it!

We rode Mt Evans yesterday, Aug 12. Made it in 2hr 30min moving time. When I get home next week and can get to my computer I'll add some more info. Don't like doing stuff on the tiny screen of my...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By robow

I would definitely make reservations if possible....

I would definitely make reservations if possible. Because of Covid and the fact that it's not like lodging along the Katy grows on trees anymore. You wouldn't want to roll up looking for a room and...
02-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By NRissy

Nebraska Cowboy Trail

I was wondering if anyone has ridden the whole cowboy trail in Nebraska. It is 190 miles of gravel from Norfolk to Valentine. I want to ride it this summer and am starting to plan my trip.
02-05-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By BCAC

Us older guys with the necessary bucks to spare,...

Us older guys with the necessary bucks to spare, should buy the bike we want. What else are you going to spend it on, hookers and blow?
01-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,529
Posted By Wanderer

That's where I learned to shovel, 60 years back! ...

That's where I learned to shovel, 60 years back! In the corn crib, and the hog house! lol
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By imi

I use both. They complement each other rather...

I use both. They complement each other rather well :)
08-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,584
Posted By Toadmeister

Everything causes cancer. Especially in...

Everything causes cancer. Especially in California apparently...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,953
Posted By adamrice

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart...

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart rate and metabolism remain elevated for a while after a ride. If I wrap up a ride in the evening, my heart rate might still be high when it's time to...
05-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,287
Posted By MattTheHat

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music...

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music while riding on the road all the time. Like every day. About 10,000 miles worth in the last year. It seems perfectly safe to me. If it doesn't feel safe...
04-14-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By Leinster

I've done it on 2 occasions. Getting chainline...

I've done it on 2 occasions. Getting chainline right is important; I had a wheel try to pop out descending the Col de Peyresourde in 39x14.

One of my bikes is now permanently converted to SS. Even...
04-13-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By 79pmooney

50-19. Good chainline on your bike, good all...

50-19. Good chainline on your bike, good all around gear. You might have to walk a hill but you are only doing this once. (And you can ride a hill in a much bigger gear than you ever dreamed...
04-13-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By dsaul

Chainline is very important to singlespeeding a...

Chainline is very important to singlespeeding a multispeed bike after a derailleur or hanger failure. I have done it and seen it done numerous times and the chainline needs to be very straight or...
04-13-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By phughes

It would really depend on your load, the hills...

It would really depend on your load, the hills you will encounter, and whether or not you want to ride up them, or walk the bike, and of course your preference.

I might go with the 34/21, or the...
04-13-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By ThermionicScott

The most important thing for me would be the gear...

The most important thing for me would be the gear combination. Chain alignment isn't as critical as it was in the olde days, but I'd still try to find a gear combination that was relatively...
12-12-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By prj71

On average I ride 4,000/year myself. However...I...

On average I ride 4,000/year myself. However...I also drive my truck about 20,000 miles a year. No way I'm doing that on a bike.
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