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Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Sardines

Well Mar/Apr is generally cooler weather so it's...

Well Mar/Apr is generally cooler weather so it's a great time to bike around Portugal. We've done the circumnavigation of the Portugal/Gibraltar/Spain coastlines several times in March/April. Last...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By indyfabz

Assuming it's not terribly out of date, I would...

Assuming it's not terribly out of date, I would get the most recent edition of The Rough Guide to Portugal to figure out what you would like to see. Michelin makes a road map for the entire country...
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1. Small-small gear combo is possibly because...

1. Small-small gear combo is possibly because wheel was removed or some other maintenance was completed where the gears were shifted through their range and just left there with no particular...
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By sloppy12

that doesn't seem like a bad price to me for that...

that doesn't seem like a bad price to me for that bike.

you should for sure be able to raise the stem.

I would rather have vbrakes anyway, and those tektro levers which are not original do...
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By bargainguy

Why are the barcons pointing up? In the neutral...

Why are the barcons pointing up? In the neutral (i.e., no tension on the cable) position, they should point down. Whoever set up this bike is winging it. Pass.
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By tkamd73

Small ring, small cog is how I park all my bikes,...

Small ring, small cog is how I park all my bikes, takes the tension off the cables.
Tim
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By mtnbud

I am wondering about that also. I'm very...

I am wondering about that also. I'm very bothered they have the chain on the small chain ring up front with the small cog in back. Is that something an "expert" bicycle mechanic would do?

OP. ...
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By bargainguy

"Expertly inspected and refurbished (and totally...

"Expertly inspected and refurbished (and totally sanitized!)" - really? One look at the chainrings tells me that cleaning is apparently not part of refurbishing.

Could you put a taller stem in? ...
Forum: Touring
01-10-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe leave at the ferry terminal. It's not a...

Maybe leave at the ferry terminal. It's not a huge lot, maybe room for 22 cars not using the ferry.
Forum: Touring
01-10-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By djb

I've only been there once in my life, so no...

I've only been there once in my life, so no specific suggestions. If you stay at a family run type hotel one night, there's always the possibility of being able to leave the car in an out of the way...
Forum: Touring
01-09-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Altair 4

Check this link. I think you may find some useful...

Check this link. I think you may find some useful info:
Ontario by Bike - Manitoulin Island (https://www.ontariobybike.ca/great-places-to-cycle/manitoulin-island-lacloche-foothills/)

I dream of...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By axolotl

To successfully pack a Bike Friday into a...

To successfully pack a Bike Friday into a suitcase so that it both fits and is protected, it has to be packed in a specific way. My 2 NWTs, produced almost 2 decades apart, each pack slightly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By linberl

My friend flies/has flown with the newer...

My friend flies/has flown with the newer suitcase; the airlines haven't said a word about the size. YMMV. This is Southwest and United btw.
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By axolotl

I have no problems getting my old NWT into the...

I have no problems getting my old NWT into the <62" Carlton suitcase. The very 1st time may have seemed a little bit daunting, but I can do it in my sleep now. I packed it in the suitcase and flew...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By axolotl

Most BF models including the NWT are custom made....

Most BF models including the NWT are custom made.

I have a 22 year old NWT and I ordered it with a 62" suitcase made by Carlton. My frame size is about 51cm/20". I don't have a model name for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By linberl

I have the opposite problem, the Brompton reach...

I have the opposite problem, the Brompton reach was just way too far for me and moving the seat forward is not an adequate solution as that creates all sorts of issues with the knees. So I went BF...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By seat_boy

Bike Fridays are available in sizes, every 2cm....

Bike Fridays are available in sizes, every 2cm. They adjust the boom length for each size, then cut the seat mast and stem riser to your height.
Forum: Touring
12-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By mtn_cyclist

Have you considered Z Couplers? Lighter, cleaner,...

Have you considered Z Couplers? Lighter, cleaner, easier to operate in the field....
Forum: Touring
12-19-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By staehpj1

I once considered rigging a way of using my...

I once considered rigging a way of using my Samsonite Oyster suitcase as a trailer. My Dahon Helios packs in it with some effort. The problems are:

I loathe the flexing of the tall masts on the...
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We rented an SUV and threw our tandem bike...

We rented an SUV and threw our tandem bike (uncoupled) in the back and drove to Buffalo. When we finished in NYC we rented another SUV and drove home to Maine
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the first 10 years of my 'serious cycling...

For the first 10 years of my 'serious cycling life' I never had any cycling-specific clothing. I rode my old Fuji S-10s well over 40,000 miles over those years. Many Centuries. Many two-three-day...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By staehpj1

I wear bike shorts that fit properly. Some find...

I wear bike shorts that fit properly. Some find they like bibs better. It depends on your build really thin guys and guys with big guts are both likely to gave a hard time keeping regular shorts up,...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By BobG

Okay, I'll make the first Fred reply! I'm a...

Okay, I'll make the first Fred reply!

I'm a bit chubby and find it hard to get a comfortable fit with a jersey. I prefer a synthetic T shirt with the same breathability of a jersey at a fraction...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with AdamRice, shorts that are too loose...

Agree with AdamRice, shorts that are too loose are ok while on the bike.

On a previous trip I had some bike shorts that would slip down when off the bike, I used a nylon strap around the outside...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By hrdknox1

A proper fitting bib short is the way to go....

A proper fitting bib short is the way to go. You'll never find a Pro in anything but them. A bib short will keep the chamois tight up against you preventing friction against your body that can cause...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By adamrice

A jersey can be nice because it should wick sweat...

A jersey can be nice because it should wick sweat better than most other tops, and should fit snugly so it doesn't flap in the breeze.

I've had shorts where the pad hangs kind of loose when I'm...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By 10 Wheels

JP. Try a Large Size of the same Brand.

JP. Try a Large Size of the same Brand.
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Miele Man

The nice thing about riding with a bicycling...

The nice thing about riding with a bicycling jersey is that you have pockets on the back where you can stow stuff such a s your wallet and snacks.

Cheers
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Eric F

50 miles in non-padded shorts? Nope. Not for...

50 miles in non-padded shorts? Nope. Not for this guy. If the ride is long enough for me to wear a helmet and bike shoes, I'm wearing padded bibs.

Wearing a jersey is your choice. Personally,...
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,036
Posted By 54OldnWay

2019 Surly Disc Trucker

4 sale 2019 Surly Disc Trucker with Surly rear rack 56cm. Excellent condition less than 150 miles. Live in the SE Pennsylvania area
1100.00 PM me for pics
Thank you
05-01-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,061
Posted By Kabuki12

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply...

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply company I work with regularly. They are like the ones August West posted but I have them with bifocal lenses . They cost about six dollars a pair and I...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,903
Posted By kevmcd

Thanks for the info I got through to San Simeon...

Thanks for the info
I got through to San Simeon State Park and their sites are open. They said they couldn't tell me about Pfeiffer because that is run out of a different office and the phone...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,903
Posted By staehpj1

I'd try calling a few different times of day. ...

I'd try calling a few different times of day. Then again there may be no one there except a camp host most of the time even when they are open.

Good luck. Please do let us know how you make out...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,903
Posted By kevmcd

I'm going to take my chances next week from...

I'm going to take my chances next week from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. I'll post what I find out when I get back.
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I miss Japan. I will go back there again.

I miss Japan. I will go back there again.
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By biker in japan

Touring Japan

Started April 5th in Yamaguchi ken.
Now in Shimane ken.
see if l can post some.pictures...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By axolotl

My Bike Friday NWT on top of Mont Ventoux,...

My Bike Friday NWT on top of Mont Ventoux, France, and in Sukhothai, Thailand.
...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By late

I can't ride just any bike, so when I went to...

I can't ride just any bike, so when I went to Italy, I used a service that guaranteed everything. Worked out fine, but it was massively expensive.
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You did not say which Bike Friday you have, but I...

You did not say which Bike Friday you have, but I assume that you have a model that is capable of touring.

I have considered a tour on my folding bike (not a Bike Friday), but have not done so....
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By axolotl

There are plenty of old threads detailing the...

There are plenty of old threads detailing the many virtues of a Bike Friday. I got my 1st Bike Friday New World Tourist (NWT) 21 years ago, and got a newer NWT Lite (lighter frame for lighter...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By late

Are you going camping touring, or touring lite...

Are you going camping touring, or touring lite where you stay in places, and eat in restaurants part of the time?

Have you ever ridden a bike like a Bike Friday 60 or more miles? Which is my way...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,881
Posted By cyccommute

If you are talking about the bike in post 9, the...

If you are talking about the bike in post 9, the rear rack is Tubus Cargo. Iím not sure whether itís an Classic or Evo. The front rack is a Tubus Tara.
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By MixedRider

I too have the packers on the back and front...

I too have the packers on the back and front rollers. No problems with heavy rain. Unless you are planning some river crossings, they should be fine. I do like the rollers on the front to strap...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By djb

no problem. Sometime last year maybe there was a...

no problem. Sometime last year maybe there was a thread where people put photos of themselves riding when the topic of riding position came up, but I have no recollection of what thread it was, it...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By djb

Ya, he will have to check the specifics of the...

Ya, he will have to check the specifics of the trek crankset, I know the deore 48/36/26 one that was stock on trolls can be changed to a 22, but again, he'll have to confirm what's on this bike.
...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It depends on the crankset. The older triples...

It depends on the crankset. The older triples usually had a five arm 74mm bolt circle diameter for the smallest chainring, those are available in 24 but no smaller....
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most of my bike trips involve a down bag to cut...

Most of my bike trips involve a down bag to cut packed volume.

On the topic of sleeping bags I started using a waterproof compression stuffsack several years ago....
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By indyfabz

Sorry. Just saw this. Nitto Big front rack I...

Sorry. Just saw this. Nitto Big front rack I bought from Rivendell. They have become harder to find and are not cheap. I paid $190 for mine. They go for about $230 these days. And I donít know if...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By Doug64

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent...

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent and rainfly in lightweight sil-nylon bags. I'll separate them, if both the tent and rainfly are wet. I also store my sleeping bag and pad in sil-...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know where you are located, but the link...

I do not know where you are located, but the link you posted was in Canada so I assume you would not be shopping at REI or at Sierra Trading Post.

Ask Happy Feet what he thinks of his Carradry...
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