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Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,169
Posted By djb

That really made me chuckle 13 years later,...

That really made me chuckle
13 years later, that's funny.
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By djb

salut gauvins, hope you are well. Funny, but...

salut gauvins, hope you are well.
Funny, but when I saw the title, all I could think of is this product that I use for filling in holes etc when painting, and have always heard it referred to as...
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 348
Posted By djb

I underlined your comment on the intended use of...

I underlined your comment on the intended use of the bike, and while as cycco put it very succinctly, our legs aren't your legs, if you're going to be riding the bike most of the time unloaded or...
12-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By djb

This is my understanding, that the strap/toe...

This is my understanding, that the strap/toe clips force a really stiff sidewall tire down and into the depression a and holds it in place.
I've seen some continental touring plus tires that are...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By djb

thanks for the general explanation. I guess in...

thanks for the general explanation.
I guess in relation to what this fellow is asking, one of my bikes, my more tough, expedition type tourer, was originally a sort of mtb design , surly troll, and...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By djb

seeker (and others)--arm chair spectator here...

seeker (and others)--arm chair spectator here ----along with fork length, wouldnt also the shape at the bottom of the fork change things also, ie the wheelbase and angles?
I'm thinking a straight...
12-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 466
Posted By djb

neat idea (if true) that makes sense ...

neat idea (if true) that makes sense

although IB Roots answer gets points for funny.....and the associated visuals.
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By djb

the usual suspects, and all local bike stores...

the usual suspects, and all local bike stores will have various models, although now bike stuff is probably low on stock.
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By djb

I assume you are in the UK, but here in Canada,...

I assume you are in the UK, but here in Canada, there are loads of various models that are similar.
Certainly from my experience, diff brands and diff models will fit differently, ie some better...
12-04-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By djb

as per the video, my experience shows that by...

as per the video, my experience shows that by pushing the tire into the deeper section, and making sure you keep the tire in the middle as you work your way around, you accumulate a tiny bit more...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

re rear wheel clearance, there are those Arkel...

re rear wheel clearance, there are those Arkel waterproof seatbags that have a metal frame support thing to keep them off rear wheels, might be an option for a small frame.
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

heck Brian, you aint a kid and you have a heck of...

heck Brian, you aint a kid and you have a heck of a lot of (fast, damn fast) experience riding.

re speed, bottom line is that panniers are like sails, you know that and we all know how every small...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

Brian, you said that you've done bike tours...

Brian, you said that you've done bike tours before, you must have some photos of your bike on those trips? Did you use the same bike and panniers?

Show us a photo so we can see what you've used...
12-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By djb

I prefer starting at valve to avoid the forcing...

I prefer starting at valve to avoid the forcing the valve if it's at an angle, if some movement has occurred during mounting.
Am I right it wrong? Who knows, it works though for me.
12-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By djb

Drew, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree....

Drew, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Once I saw the technique in the video, ie to gain those crucial mm's that help at the end, it has helped make things easier for me with difficult rim...
12-04-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By djb

Sniker--whatever you do, don't grind your...

Sniker--whatever you do, don't grind your rim---but DO please watch this excellent video that shows clearly the technique to work with hard rim/tire combinations
oh, and buy some inexpensive PEDROS...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By djb

you know, every time I read of the folks here who...

you know, every time I read of the folks here who pack very lightly, I always chuckle and actually think the same thing. My lightest commute is one rear Ortlieb, a hefty U lock, an additional long...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

**great comments cyccos, and a great example of...

**great comments cyccos, and a great example of how bikepacking and "regular touring bags" discussions can be very useful together

all kinds of good info and tips that can be shared and cross...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By djb

BH, while general recommendations w will be of...

BH, while general recommendations w will be of help, I know from personal experience that rider preference and or individual riding experience and bike handling abilities will muddy the waters. I'm...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By djb

time for you to google and spend the time...

time for you to google and spend the time figuring out trail and rake and all that fun stuff, stuff I've never taken the time to figure out cuz I never had to

but pretty important, you dont want...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

like others have said, panniers are just easier...

like others have said, panniers are just easier to use day in, day out. Taking them off takes seconds, handy in all sorts of situations.
So I guess my question is, why do you want to go the...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

re tents, a 3.5lb tent is still a pretty light...

re tents, a 3.5lb tent is still a pretty light tent. Sure, there are tents in the 2.5lb range, 1.something kilo range , but Ive got a similar tent (a MSR 2p ) that I used to think was light, but now...
12-02-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,143
Posted By djb

not at all on my radar, or budget, but they do...

not at all on my radar, or budget, but they do sound like some pretty neat brakes. With my BB7's, you really do need a torx with you to adjust the inner wheel adjustment thingee (not very often...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

how about a photo of your bike and setup Brian? ...

how about a photo of your bike and setup Brian?
24lbs isnt much at all. I do like using front and rear panniers to spread the weight around, makes a bike handle better overall.
I step over the...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

I wonder if Patricia has any insight into...

I wonder if Patricia has any insight into panniers vs bikepacking bags?

heck, she can afford both, so I guess it doesnt matter.....
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

well it certainly sounds like your setup as is,...

well it certainly sounds like your setup as is, front and rear panniers, are all set to go.
I assume you have already packed your stuff into your panniers? If so, how does it all fit? Its always...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,593
Posted By djb

brian, what kind of riding surfaces do you want...

brian, what kind of riding surfaces do you want to ride on?
Unless you are going to be on really really rough stuff, two small rear panniers and a tent on top of the rack can work fine, but lets...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 966
Posted By djb

I have a suggestion, if MAK can pick up Mev's...

I have a suggestion, if MAK can pick up Mev's bike and hold both wheels off the ground for one minute, then we'll let him make a new bikepacking section, ok?
(and we can all chip in for the hernia...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 966
Posted By djb

its clear that from a PR and whats new thing,...

its clear that from a PR and whats new thing, bikepacking as a term is what a newcomer will hear, but as others have said, there is a lot more to learn here and get good ideas from experienced folks...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By djb

And when this topic comes up, along with...

And when this topic comes up, along with bikepacking stufff comes the suggestion of lightweight panniers like Ariel dry lites. About a pound, 25 litres, waterproof, you could use any light rear rack....
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 852
Posted By djb

Devon, I presume you are a Brit living in Spain?...

Devon, I presume you are a Brit living in Spain? You mentioned that you ride a few times a week, but one good way to get more used to riding is to ride everyday, or more than a few times a week. ...
11-30-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,143
Posted By djb

and sheesh, dont even get me started on those...

and sheesh, dont even get me started on those spacers!
you certainly have fun with all this stuff. Its neat.
Forum: Touring
11-30-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By djb

heck, if your base weight from hiking is that...

heck, if your base weight from hiking is that low, why even consider the trailer? You surely must be able to bikepack bag all that stuff on the road bike. I also didnt read properly that you already...
11-30-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,143
Posted By djb

ha, I've seen shots of your bikes before, but I...

ha, I've seen shots of your bikes before, but I dont recall ever noticing the multi coloured crank bolts before!
Hey, as your bikes show, goofing around with colour accents and stuff is fun, and...
Forum: Touring
11-30-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By djb

as duly noted, riding comfort (position) and more...

as duly noted, riding comfort (position) and more importantly, 29 gear inches is the real kicker here.

this is a common mistake for riders who havent ridden with X lbs of load on a bike, the lower...
11-29-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,143
Posted By djb

showing my age, but I still have some clothing...

showing my age, but I still have some clothing from the 90s when purple was considered cool, but I also sure as heck will never put purple parts on any of my bikes (one of my commuters is a 90s ish...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,312
Posted By djb

and along the same lines of this analogy, a bit...

and along the same lines of this analogy, a bit more weight higher or lower, or here or there, isnt going to make much of a difference for handling, especially with the weights that you light packing...
11-29-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

re using water, as an emergency I sort of...

re using water, as an emergency I sort of understand, but as someone mentioned, you really dont want to use water as freezing issues will damage seals etc.
I once had a motorcycle used racing, and...
11-27-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

didnt know they went that far back. And yes, now...

didnt know they went that far back. And yes, now I remember that CSS coating name. Seems to me folks would put 20,000kms on them and they'd still be in good shape--I piped in more out of curiosity...
11-27-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

spectator here, interesting as I noticed this...

spectator here, interesting as I noticed this lever also--I presume this is to back out the pads when removing a wheel so that the tire will get through?
25 years ago on a bike touring trip, I met a...
11-27-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By djb

I've very happily used Gevenalle units touring...

I've very happily used Gevenalle units touring for years now, but am not familiar with their hydro setups.
I ride sti and trigger shifter bikes, and the Gevenalle setup is intuitive and natural...
Forum: Touring
11-27-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By djb

Tish, this fellow took the time to put down a...

Tish, this fellow took the time to put down a reasonable and realistic take on your idea. I have to agree that its quite an ask to find multiple participants that meet all the criteria, especially...
Forum: Touring
11-27-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By djb

re meal times etc, heck its been 25+ years since...

re meal times etc, heck its been 25+ years since I biked a bit in the Basque part of Spain and I have clear memories of how tricky it was at times to find places to either buy stuff to eat for lunch,...
Forum: Touring
11-26-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By djb

my oldish Nikon pt and shoot with extending lens,...

my oldish Nikon pt and shoot with extending lens, self closing lens cap thingee has been sticky for ages, and certainly this is nothing new with these type of pt and shoots going back to the first...
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By djb

Re the 12 speed, I'm totally with tmsn in that...

Re the 12 speed, I'm totally with tmsn in that 17+% jumps between shifts are a pain in the donkey.
On a bike with loaded gear especially, you would find yourself very often wishing for an inbetween...
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,312
Posted By djb

I'd say that given that most of the riders here...

I'd say that given that most of the riders here have lots of experience riding happily for years with their respective lightweight setups, there certainly is no "right" answer here, so please keep...
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 132,413
Posted By djb

well thats a pretty impressive structure, the far...

well thats a pretty impressive structure, the far away shot combined with the closer shot of the fortified walls certainly shows the scale of it.
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,312
Posted By djb

hi staep, good point on the hiking thing, we have...

hi staep, good point on the hiking thing, we have friends who are serious hikers and they have become more and more minimalist with age, their small pack weights are impressively low. You know, I...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By djb

Riceowls, fair enough. I was simply trying to...

Riceowls, fair enough.
I was simply trying to imagine why we get asked to take air out of the tires, and figured my perhaps wrongly imagined scenario could happen.
But I could be completely wrong,...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By djb

its a shame that you were not able to order them...

its a shame that you were not able to order them from yourself ;-)

but seriously folks, use common sense taking care of them and there's a good chance they will still be in use in 2045
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