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Routes / New York. Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Open 24/7
« on: November 18, 2022, 02:10:13 pm »
The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Pedestrian Walkway is to be open 24/7. Previously the bridge walkway was open only in certain hours in the day. Those traveling to or from north to New York City may want to cross the Hudson River. West of the Hudson is the majesty of the Catskills and less traffic. Another option is crossing over the Walkway Over the Hudson in Highland.

Classifieds / Sold: Trek 2017 520 Touring Bicycle $800
« on: August 17, 2021, 03:55:52 pm »
27 speeds
Disc brakes
Dura-Ace bar-end shifters
Sealed cartridge bottom bracket
Threadless stem
Chainwheel chainguard
Cassette spoke protector
Separate rack and fender mounts
3 water bottle mounts
Pump peg

Extras and upgrades:

700x37c Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tubeless tires with reflective sidewalls
Velo Orange Grand Cru long setback seatpost
Lowered low gearing, 24x36 (17 gear inches)
Full fenders with mud flaps front and rear
Amber rear reflector, 282% more visible than red
New air-cushioned bar tape professionally installed
Top tube protector

Less than half the cost of the bike and extras.

Classifieds / SOLD': New Tubus Tara Stainless Steel Rack
« on: July 02, 2020, 12:57:20 pm »
Tubus' most popular front rack in stainless with headlight mount. Includes mounting hardware and instructions.
$98 plus shipping. (USPS retail ground should be $14 or less.) Life Member.

Classifieds / FOR SALE: Ortlieb Panniers Price Reductions
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:42:27 pm »
Back Roller Classic. Pair. Rear. 40L capacity. Blue with design (maybe the only pair like this you'll ever see). Bought last year; used one weekend trip and shopping. These sell for $180 plain; $220 with a design. $109.99.

Sport Packer Plus. Pair. Designed for use front or rear. 30L capacity. Black and graphite. Used for one 30 mile trip. Look brand new. These sell for $210. $139.99.

What you see is what you get. Both pairs use Ql2 mounting system; this is the late version with half instead of full mounting circles on the back. Both sets are waterproof. Both have double pockets inside; full and small zip. All the bags have 3M reflectors front and rear.

Not be a bad idea; to use both; have advantages of each. Buy both and I'll throw in a free messenger bag. All prices plus shipping. Will include on request for each set a pair of robust plastic bags I've found useful when touring; isolate wet bathing suit, dirty clothes for example.

Classifieds / FOR SALE: Maps, Atantic Coast Route, Section 1, 2, 3
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:16:54 pm »
Very good condition. One map has some sticky notes. Remove or benefit from the wisdom. $30 postpaid. Only sold as a set of three.

Gear Talk / Tubeless Tired Stock Touring Bikes?
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:42:59 am »
I know wheels can be changed; custom bikes can be built, etc. What I am asking is the market such that stock touring bikes with tubeless tires are now for sale?

Gear Talk / Tubeless Rims or Wheelset Query
« on: June 09, 2017, 08:29:41 pm »
What are others buying for either tubeless touring rims or tubeless touring wheelset? I've seen few, and expensive, 36 holes, 700c, and accept touring (wide) tires.

Anyone with experience with both who can comment on capacity of one compared to other? Specs show about equal, but different closures may make a difference.

Classifieds / FOR SALE: Bicycle Chain Connectors
« on: March 07, 2017, 01:38:24 pm »
Each card contains two sets of connectors. Work for 5, 6, and 7 speed chains. Sigma brand. No tools required. Have several sets to sell; each set $6.00 shipped.

Classifieds / FOR SALE: Bicycle Tube Repair Patch Kit
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:28:35 pm »
Patches and tube cement. Two kits for $5.99 plus $4.49 shipping. Worth the money for the cement alone. Have several sets to sell.

Gear Talk / Tubeless
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:17:56 pm »
Schwalbe says they are committed to tubeless. How many are now using tubeless tires touring?

Any problem running tubeless with tubes?

Gear Talk / Sleeping Pad Recommendation
« on: July 20, 2016, 04:58:42 pm »
Looking for sleeping pad recommendation. Requirements are full length, non-inflatable, not more than a pound or so in weight, and not bulky. Currently have Ensolite pad; should be something better. Non-inflatable I have seen in stores are much too bulky. Had number of inflatable pads, self inflating, blow up, pump, no pump; soured on inflatables when on last trip inflatable valve failed. REI pad; no repair, even if I paid for repair.

Classifieds / SOLD: MSR Hubba Lightweight Solo Tent
« on: March 01, 2016, 09:46:08 pm »
MSR Hubba Tent in very good condition; free standing, double walled, bathtub floor, vestibule. Fly seams triple sealed Side entrance for easy access. Floor: 86 x 26 in. Height: 40 in. Packed size: 20x6 in. Little over 3 lb including tent, fly, poles, stakes, tent bag, pole bag, and stakes bag. Can be used without fly or with fly alone (groundsheet available). $200 plus shipping. New model sells for $349.95. (Will have groundsheet to sell separately.)

Photo is representative; not actual. Ground still frozen to erect outside.

Classifieds / SOLD: Superlight Tent
« on: September 29, 2015, 03:21:40 pm »
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL-1, $177.49 plus shipping.

Features: Free standing. Neutral color. One of the most popular solo backpacking, bicycle touring tents sold. Good head room; can sit up, unless very tall. Double wall tent; mitigates condensation problems of single wall tents. Very lightweight; 3 lb. total (Big Agnes says 2 lb, 9 oz, if comparing to other tent specs), including tent bag, poles, pole bag, stakes, and stake bag. Can use inner and outer tents together or separately. Tent poles are short enough to fit inside my pannier.

Inner tent is brand new. Outer is in excellent condition. This tent sells for $280.00. (This is the late model with clips for fast erection.)

More information at Big Agnes website,

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700cx35 Hybrid, Touring. or Commuting Tire, with Smartguard. Less than 500 miles. How many miles will you get? Schwalbe says, "The Marathon Plus is outstanding with its extremely high mileage of approx. 8000 to 15000 km". What about flat protection? Schwalbe says, "flatless"; I say, maybe get a flat, but this is Schwalbe's best yet tire for durability and flat protection. A reviewer says also faster than Marathon Supreme. Have two; sold separately. $32.99 plus shipping. $5 discount on total if buy both. This tire sells for $59.09.

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