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Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 106,289
Posted By djb

Thanks, was fun to hear. Boys and drinking eh?...

Thanks, was fun to hear.
Boys and drinking eh? The same in so many countries.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 106,289
Posted By djb

stefan, hope the music turned you on as much as...

stefan, hope the music turned you on as much as it apparently did the accordianist ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

hey there old geezer ;-) I have a friend who is...

hey there old geezer ;-)
I have a friend who is extremely smart, but has this "big ring" thing in his head about equating to it being admirable or tough or who knows what, but something along the...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By djb

taking chain lube on a trip is a given. Gotta...

taking chain lube on a trip is a given. Gotta take care of that drivetrain. A clean and lubed drivetrain is a happy drivetrain.
A rag to do those super quick wipes to remove excess lube before dirt...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 106,289
Posted By djb

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x778/mexico2018_seashell_hills_8cf1ba82c2a37f326a0e145147b89c82822e30b7.jpg
for the Kiwi, this is why it jogged the memory cells....boring...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

ya, the real working powerband of the bike I...

ya, the real working powerband of the bike I raced was about 2k rpm, and I had had a 175cc two stroke enduro, so just very used to moving through 6 spd gearboxes constantly.
Oh, and on the prod bike...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

Re hitting knees. Tonight I went for an hour...

Re hitting knees.
Tonight I went for an hour loop ride I do sometimes with a bunch of climbing and some fast descents. A few times I go around tight uphill corners in first gear standing, and...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

Certainly not always, but I think riding and...

Certainly not always, but I think riding and racing two strokes with narrow power bands on paved circuits engrained in me keeping track of what gear I was in, plus I've always followed motorsport...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 106,289
Posted By djb

very pretty hills though. Remind me of some hills...

very pretty hills though. Remind me of some hills I passed in Mexico last year. A local told me that they called these ones "the seashell hills", which was a perfect name for them dont you think?
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

I rarely but sometimes make mistakes with my...

I rarely but sometimes make mistakes with my brifters, but I figure all the years of riding motorcycles has ingrained in how I keep track of what gear Im in religiously. For those who only drive...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 106,289
Posted By djb

oi, Mr Teaspoon, are those Kiwi mountains? The...

oi, Mr Teaspoon, are those Kiwi mountains?
The third shot down and those very cool looking sculpted ones are very very neat.
I like riding in mountainous areas, so the shots really caught my eye....
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

all this talk about dt shifting--I use my old dt...

all this talk about dt shifting--I use my old dt touring bike as my winter indoor trainer bike, and for me the hand movement and everything still comes completely naturally and in my case doesnt...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

Hi stae, thanks for putting that all down, and...

Hi stae, thanks for putting that all down, and most kind of sum up why I went with Gevenalle and not bar ends.

That number 5 is priceless!
Cheers
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

one would suspect that thats part of it. Maybe...

one would suspect that thats part of it. Maybe the "banging them with knees" thing was in the back of their heads also.
I havent used bar ends enough to really have an opinion on sprinting and all...
08-14-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By djb

hey there Dafydd, did you put this chain on...

hey there Dafydd,
did you put this chain on your bike?
If you did, we always have to take a few links off a new chain, and we have to do that chain length test, "big-big not thru derailleur" to...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

glad it worked out, but as the others with more...

glad it worked out, but as the others with more disc experience have stated, its probably always better to do stuff to the pads first, to see if thats the issue, rather than reducing thickness of...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

thanks, will look into that at some point. I...

thanks, will look into that at some point. I would need to look at a diagram of them to really understand properly what you describe, I admit I dont properly visualize the C ring right now.
I will...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By djb

as a Brit, one thing to take into consideration...

as a Brit, one thing to take into consideration with driving is that if you are tired, the risks will be more for "going on instinct" for side of the road situations.
No clear answer here, but I do...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

Trev, first of all, I agree with your view of...

Trev, first of all, I agree with your view of mechanical and the no worry of this and that.
Second I laughed when I had to look up zfg
But thirdly, I still think it's worth putting in some spacer...
08-12-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By djb

Mr mooney, I dunno, I cant imagine that a fairly...

Mr mooney, I dunno, I cant imagine that a fairly new deore rd is slack. Heck, I have a nearly 30 yr old one on my old touring bike that is still good and snappy, and have a 9 or 10 season old one on...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

thanks, dont know if it would fit into a BB7...

thanks, dont know if it would fit into a BB7 properly. How about I take a rain cheque? I'll try to swing by a store sometime and get my rotor thickness checked, and at the same time Ill ask about...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

its funny, but I always shifted only with my...

its funny, but I always shifted only with my right hand for both dt levers, often both at the same time with diff fingers, but it would still seem to me to intuitivley want the front der to be a left...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

chuckle. Ive met a couple of ironmen and ladies,...

chuckle. Ive met a couple of ironmen and ladies, and holy kadoodles thats nuts what they do. Rather diff cycling take on stuff I find, in my miniscule number of folks Ive met...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

well, I guess Ed that I could get my grubby...

well, I guess Ed that I could get my grubby fingers on these also, but on a trip, it might be nice when you often end up rushing to prep the bike before a flight, to have one of these in a nook in a...
08-12-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By djb

hey there Welshman, or woman, check out this...

hey there Welshman, or woman,

check out this reliable, well made, how to vid.
My guess also is chain is a bit too long, its easy to find out, if you can figure out how to undo your chain,...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By djb

I did the same thing back in the midish 90s in...

I did the same thing back in the midish 90s in the States, California, had a slight injury and took time off for things to mend.
Caught a few rides hitchhiking to catch up with the gang that I had...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

indeed, and these are exactly some of the reasons...

indeed, and these are exactly some of the reasons I like my Gevenalle's
...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

Big Miles, with mayo and nookie on the side...

Big Miles, with mayo and nookie on the side please.
cute story.
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

thanks, if new bikes come with these, I'll ask at...

thanks, if new bikes come with these, I'll ask at a store I know to put some aside if they do see them regularly with new bikes and toss them along with all the other packing stuff.
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

I have used those drywall sanding things once,...

I have used those drywall sanding things once, and they are made for "sanding" a very soft material, so let us know if it works for you.
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

morning Mr Flag, not sure if you're saying that...

morning Mr Flag, not sure if you're saying that I'm full of malarky, but even if so, I'm fine with that ;-)
Neat to hear of them being common enough, and interesting about the cross bikes. A good...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,563
Posted By djb

Im not old enough to really remember this stuff,...

Im not old enough to really remember this stuff, but it seems to me that Ive read of some racers who used them and used their knee to whack shift in sprints to get the jump on other riders, or maybe...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By djb

hi there Mr Kookookachoo Have no idea, but have...

hi there Mr Kookookachoo
Have no idea, but have you checked out crazy guy for trip journals for there?
The only suggestion I can give is to maybe take a look at Tim Towers journals on crazy guy, he...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

Despite me doing this, as seeker mentions, there...

Despite me doing this, as seeker mentions, there are potential hazards to this, and possible oversanding or uneven sanding making the rotors too thin could be bad--I can only broadly describe what I...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By djb

NC, yup thats a very important part of training...

NC, yup thats a very important part of training and walking and this and that, so you end up with a well behaved dog. Good luck, and have fun , and enjoy the new member of family.
Poor Pedros...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By djb

Hi NC, you did know it didnt have a stand plate...

Hi NC, you did know it didnt have a stand plate on it, but here's a serious question, it seems to me that we don't see mounting plates on bikes anymore, not touring ones in any case. I know I am not...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By djb

totally dorky, but pretty neat article. Skimmed...

totally dorky, but pretty neat article. Skimmed through it, but I liked the line (Im paraphrasing here) about a human built device used in the most challenging conditions with both the most advanced...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

I'm fairly certain that Ive seen an image of a...

I'm fairly certain that Ive seen an image of a plastic doohicky with a tab on it, made for doing this, might have even been an avid part.
but I figured some clean cardboard folded and jammed in...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By djb

re the shifters, they'll be Tiagra 9spd ones,...

re the shifters, they'll be Tiagra 9spd ones, perfectly good shifters--however, given their age, its worth doing a good spraying of the inner workings, done from outside the shifter simply by moving...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

thanks, I do get not recommending something...

thanks,
I do get not recommending something that could lead to a dangerous situation, and erring on the side of caution is always best.

When I think of what I did, I used a very fine metal...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By djb

fun to look at, and for some reason, I reckon it...

fun to look at, and for some reason, I reckon it was more fun to actually do! Too bad about the banging up of bike. Im still not convinced about soft cases, going from past work experience with soft...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By djb

your clean bike made me think of the lyrics from...

your clean bike made me think of the lyrics from one of those Beatles songs, about the feller who liked to keep his fire engine clean....
08-07-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By djb

I was saying that from the angle that you have to...

I was saying that from the angle that you have to match up the lever types with the brakes, thats what I meant when responding to your question about "what I want/need"

I'm only (sort of) familiar...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By djb

righto. funny that the islands have so much up...

righto.
funny that the islands have so much up and down. I've never been myself.
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By djb

hope it works out. Its funny, but Ive always...

hope it works out. Its funny, but Ive always baulked at a kickstand, just from the weight thing. I can certainly see the point, but in the end it doesnt bother me leaning it against stuff or just...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By djb

given the super cush of the wide tires, I'm...

given the super cush of the wide tires, I'm surprised you went with the sprung Brooks. I guess in the end, if it works then it doesnt matter. The used one I bought a bunch of years ago lives on my...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

and you know what, I would tend to agree with...

and you know what, I would tend to agree with you.
Yes, for mountainy stuff, and gritty wet dirt road stuff over long periods of time, they clearly have an advantage. That said, I think its...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,294
Posted By djb

overall, its the spirit of the good natured...

overall, its the spirit of the good natured aspect of this place, with people willing to help out beginners and to share ideas, that makes this forum a nice place to come to.
Again, I wish you all...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

I'll certainly see. On the positive side, I...

I'll certainly see.
On the positive side, I really was impressed how well they worked for such a long time, and having done a fair amount of loaded riding in big mountains with cantis over the...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By djb

Im learning here still, but here is the story. ...

Im learning here still, but here is the story.

I did this the first time flying with the bike, simply from not wanting to have to deal with a possible issue, wasting time and having to figure out...
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