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Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By djb

without seeing the chart by Thorn (which we all...

without seeing the chart by Thorn (which we all know are an established, experienced company making quality bikes, many of them touring bikes that have travelled the world) this still is a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By djb

copy it but get in touch if you want to use it...

copy it but get in touch if you want to use it anywhere officialesque.
it was middle of nowhere Mexico, and went on for a surprisingly long period. You sure as heck wouldnt want to fall on it. Gave...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By djb

KC, good luck with weather, Now ill be pretty...

KC, good luck with weather,
Now ill be pretty honest though.
If you are really carrying 150lbs of stuff, hell even if you're carrying 100lbs of stuff, that's a crazy amount of stuff, and you're...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By djb

If new to disc brakes, the fairly obvious warning...

If new to disc brakes, the fairly obvious warning of being wary on wet pavement and loose surfaces of especially front lock up. One really needs to practice emergency braking over and over on...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By djb

Tomm, as already noted, no on rim brakes on disc...

Tomm, as already noted, no on rim brakes on disc rim, and I'll add that when riding with a load on the bike, stronger brakes are a real plus. I ride both and have toured for 30 years, love stronger...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By djb

you're right, I should not have brought it up. ...

you're right, I should not have brought it up.

in a related story, I once stayed at a just recently closed French campsite, only people there were the two caretaker guys in their little trailer....
10-19-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By djb

if it makes you feel any better, I'm sure that...

if it makes you feel any better, I'm sure that most of us have done dumbass mechanic mistakes not paying attention to stuff beforehand, or breaking stuff, or wahtever--part of life, and you learn...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By djb

Thanks Imi--this point is actually a really...

Thanks Imi--this point is actually a really important one. Touring clearly is at a different pace and takes adjusting ones take on how quickly we "should" be going.
I know without a doubt this has...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By djb

Balto--ya, the "touring legs" , for me anyway, is...

Balto--ya, the "touring legs" , for me anyway, is a real factor. Like you, I commute a fair amount, almost every day, but Ive learned now to really expect when riding loaded that I need to work into...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,965
Posted By djb

ditto what the Bangkok feller said about weight....

ditto what the Bangkok feller said about weight. If total is 280, if you are 200 and bike is 30 (round up) then you had 50lbs on the rear--thats an awful lot, especially for 32 spoke wheels and a...
10-19-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,534
Posted By djb

I beg to differ, and many other people do also....

I beg to differ, and many other people do also. Glueless patches have a reputation not to last very long, certainly not worth the hassle down the road of having to deal with a slow leak or simply...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By djb

Balto, Tourists photo and comments about space...

Balto, Tourists photo and comments about space and whatnot pretty much mirrors my packing experience, although on my aug 5 dayish trip, I did make an effort to reduce stuff a bit here and there.
I...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By djb

Balto, I get the whole not wanting to go into...

Balto, I get the whole not wanting to go into restaurants.
You shouldn't say wuss, you are being reasonable, informed, responsible. and considerate to others in society. Not to mention the only way...
10-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,534
Posted By djb

you cant rush the drying, it has to be dry ...

you cant rush the drying, it has to be dry
maybe you are putting waaaay too much glue on, and it takes forever to dry

its a pretty straightforward procedure, and no need to say that maybe youre...
10-17-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By djb

I realize that you've put time into this, but...

I realize that you've put time into this, but simply buying a sealed bb with the proper length axle is generally an inexpensive item and totally worth it in the long run if you plan to use the bike. ...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By djb

I suggest you do what I do when I plan a trip. ...

I suggest you do what I do when I plan a trip.
Go to Google maps, look at distances to larger towns X kms from your start point. Look for hotels, motels, whatever. Call them.
Repeat, and voila,...
10-15-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By djb

Get thee to a nunnery and buy yourself a gauge,...

Get thee to a nunnery and buy yourself a gauge, you'll then know the specific answer.
A floor pump with a gauge is a nice thing to own, for a bunch of reasons but this is one of them.
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,965
Posted By djb

re 17 gear inch low. For a lot of touring it is...

re 17 gear inch low. For a lot of touring it is low, but if you find that its too low for most of your riding, you can put on a tighter cassette which will be nice to ride with smaller jumps between...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,903
Posted By djb

Yes, I'm aware of them. Even considered one at...

Yes, I'm aware of them. Even considered one at one point. I didnt word things well, I just meant that any modern tent design is fast to put up.
Tarptents are most likely a bit more fragile than...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By djb

moisture will not "damage" a leather seat. Riding...

moisture will not "damage" a leather seat. Riding in very hot and humid weather will dampen a leather saddle from sweat, but to "damage" a leather saddle happens when its left out in the rain, or...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,903
Posted By djb

As I value freestanding tents , I'd be less keen...

As I value freestanding tents , I'd be less keen on a tarptent, and would accept the extra weight. Here in Canada you're looking at the $350-400 cad. range minimum for top brand 1 person or 2 person...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By djb

well young cube guy, all the best with finding a...

well young cube guy, all the best with finding a new bike.

and did want to mention that your written English is very good. Keep it up.
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By djb

hey mr cube, I take it you are in Asia somewhere?...

hey mr cube, I take it you are in Asia somewhere?
and how tall are you? I ask about your height because for shorter riders, a 26in wheeled bike means that on small frames, there will not be problems...
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,709
Posted By djb

my suggestion, don't go on the interwebs to get...

my suggestion, don't go on the interwebs to get footwear advice from people who dont own your feet.
mtb shoes are like anything else, every brand and model can fit your feet differently from every...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By djb

Oh,and of course as mentioned, heavier stuff...

Oh,and of course as mentioned, heavier stuff lower always helps.
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By djb

Simple answer, don't rock the boat. I've toured...

Simple answer, don't rock the boat. I've toured with this load weight for 30 years and it's pretty standard not to stand on a loaded bike. Sure, you can, but then we get into the main factor here"---...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By djb

Absolutely, one of the most important things in...

Absolutely, one of the most important things in life in fact.
Forum: Touring
10-04-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By djb

it did make me laugh, liked how you went off...

it did make me laugh, liked how you went off sideways with it.
humour is all fascinating thing, and interesting how different people react differently to it.
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By djb

you're welcome learning bike mechanic skills is...

you're welcome
learning bike mechanic skills is a gradual process, just like getting into shape riding. Doesnt happen overnight, the most important thing is to start and to keep at it and learn from...
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By djb

yes yes and yes but seriously, check out the...

yes yes and yes
but seriously, check out the Park tools video series of bike mechanics. They are consistently the best how to vids out there, well lit, proper camera work and sound, and the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,320
Posted By djb

I've used this small type of first aid kit for a...

I've used this small type of first aid kit for a while and added a few things to it.
I like that's it's small.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5003-378/UltraLight-5-First-Aid-Kit
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By djb

KC, just be forewarned that seat gel covers dont...

KC, just be forewarned that seat gel covers dont really work well. Sure they might for a toodle here and there, but they can bunch up and cause friction and pressure issues. A good pair of padded...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,320
Posted By djb

[QUOTE=Mark Hoaglund;21719714]FYI and viewing...

[QUOTE=Mark Hoaglund;21719714]FYI and viewing pleasure:

Military Can Openers P-38 & P-51
/QUOTE]

I can't be the only one who immediately thinks of Lightnings and Mustangs no????
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,224
Posted By djb

both of you guys--this really touches on the...

both of you guys--this really touches on the whole new reality of photo archiving that comes with digital photos. I worked in commercial photography for 25 years + and the whole backup issue is a...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 208,297
Posted By djb

I worked at a camera shop back in the day, and...

I worked at a camera shop back in the day, and remember putting the 110 cartridges all into one envelope to be sent off for processing.

speaking of cartridges, anyone remember those Minox spy...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 208,297
Posted By djb

ye ol 110 cartridge jobs. with the square 4 sided...

ye ol 110 cartridge jobs. with the square 4 sided magnesium flashbulbs that turned automatically, wow you didnt have to burn your hand putting a new bulb in anymore! The future is here.
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 208,297
Posted By djb

coincidentally I was riding along in Alberta and...

coincidentally I was riding along in Alberta and ran into Happy, took a quick snap (4 second exposure, f 13.7) of him at work.
...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By djb

Wgscott, I just wanted to mention that you'll...

Wgscott, I just wanted to mention that you'll probably love these tires. I was driving today along a section of road I rode on touring last month and it reminded me of how my 50mm slicks similar to...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By djb

I don't keep up on rims, but I would add from...

I don't keep up on rims, but I would add from experience that riding on wider tires, like you plan to do, seems to make life easier on your wheel set, when using appropriate pressures.
I mention...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By djb

KC (and the sunshine band) all good points on...

KC (and the sunshine band) all good points on layers abd whatnot. Re rain gear that is more bike friendly, i replaced my old rain pants with some north face nice ones a few years ago one sale, and...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By djb

Up here in Canada the price for these have been...

Up here in Canada the price for these have been about 150 cad for quite a number of years. Similar given the exchange rate etc
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By djb

28 is 700c is 622 clear eh?

28 is 700c is 622

clear eh?
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By djb

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I...

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I wish I had the free time right now, we have about a good week of clear weather right now , would have been great for a trip....
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,183
Posted By djb

the type of pumps that work like a small floor...

the type of pumps that work like a small floor pump are so much nicer and easier to use. Easy to attach the head on a hose to the valve, and to push your weight down into the ground means its easier...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By djb

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I...

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I always used to bring my spring load candle lantern, and when it was cold and damp, regularly would hang it from a permanent strung up piece of cord we...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By djb

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front...

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front would be a drag, but at least nowadays it's fairly easy to get really good predictions and weather radar access on line, so at least that helps a bit....
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By djb

Just slow, it appears that this is made for a...

Just slow, it appears that this is made for a commuting type ortlieb pannier, how would it attach to a typical ortlieb?

re drying, I've always just find having a bungee on top of rack, or tent ,...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By djb

leather saddles certainly are heavy compared to...

leather saddles certainly are heavy compared to so many other seats. When I tried a leather brooks and found it to be a good deal more comfortable than other seats Ive had, I just figured the extra...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By djb

wow, that's 24-121 gear inches. You could spin...

wow, that's 24-121 gear inches. You could spin that out to 80kph 50mph. I spin out my 112 g.i. Bike to a bit over 70k 45mph.
amazing these 10-50t cassettes aren't they, and the rd 's that can work...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By djb

one of my B17s is narrower than the others, but...

one of my B17s is narrower than the others, but is still very comfortable for me, but I'm a narrow guy. I still think someone can sort of get a rough idea of how a bike will work, especially if you...
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