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General Discussion / Re: Weight training and cycling
« on: September 26, 2022, 09:29:34 am »
I highly recommend Fred Matheny's book on training. For weight work see chapter 23
Used paperback copies can be found

General Discussion / Re: AAA for bikes
« on: September 21, 2022, 07:57:14 pm »
There's also Better World Club

General Discussion / Re: Shifting gears: I have 27 and use 4
« on: September 21, 2022, 07:55:33 pm »
There's no right answer to this question of course. Gearing is as personal as shorts and the holy grail, saddles (or chain lube). I have different gearing on all five of my bikes. A couple are intentional (touring v. commuting or nightly rides when not not touring) and a couple are just whatever gearing components I had lying around. They all work but I have to adjust for a few shifts each time I switch bikes. No big deal. If you like it, it is the right gearing for you.

Gear Talk / Re: Chair
« on: August 10, 2022, 06:08:45 pm »
I use a chair that uses my Thermarest It's very comfortable and moves into the tent easily.
At 10 oz very light.

Gear Talk / Re: Pre-Built wheel with dynamo for Trek 520
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:20:02 pm »
Agree with always starting with your LBS. A quick glance at Ebay found a few wheels for sale.

Gear Talk / Re: Trek Domane AL5 Suitable for Touring
« on: May 03, 2022, 08:48:38 pm »
While waiting for the new frame why not have the venerable 520 frame repaired? It's one of the advantages of steel frames. A shop such as Yellow Jersey can do it. Don't be put off by Andy Muzi's weird website. He is a genius.

I gain weight on a  one or two week tour-we eat well-but lose on a 6 week tour.

Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless versus Tubes - how well do tubeless hold air?
« on: March 10, 2022, 06:11:21 pm »
Yes, tubeless tires lose air faster. A small price to pay for the benefits.

I may be biased because Planet Bike is headquartered in my hometown of Madison, WI but this is also in their mission statement:
"we pledge time, resources and profits to organizations working for sustainable transportation solutions."

Gear Talk / Re: Breaking in Brooks B17 Imperial
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:45:05 pm »
Here's yet another view. I like mine right out of the box without a break-in period. That's for the  B17. Th Pro is a different animal entirely.

you bet. Sugino has made triple cranksets for eons. Combine it with IRD shifters.

General Discussion / Re: coffee coffee
« on: November 21, 2021, 08:51:28 pm »
The Bodun 15 oz travel press plastic mug weighs only 9 oz. Makes good coffee especially for the light weight.

General Discussion / Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« on: October 27, 2021, 02:12:17 pm »
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Short enough for a one week tour and, well, it's Steinbeck.

Gear Talk / Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« on: October 14, 2021, 06:25:32 pm »
The Bugger was horrible! But the only option back then and my kids loved it, until it tipped over (when someone else was using it).

General Discussion / Re: The best music for touring
« on: October 04, 2021, 02:56:28 pm »
Nope. I want to hear all that is around me while riding, natural and unnatural.

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