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Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By djb

I can honestly say that on all of my bike trips,...

I can honestly say that on all of my bike trips, I have never been bored, no time or energy to be bored after riding all day, setting up camp, showering, washing clothes,eating, cleaning up,...
03-06-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By djb

One real issue is that very few cyclists ever...

One real issue is that very few cyclists ever think of regreasing hubs, so in stores it's more unlikely to even be able to access a box of odd cones. It waa a few years ago now that I worked on a...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By djb

can't say I had indy pegged as a vagrant. And...

can't say I had indy pegged as a vagrant.
And yes, I wondered what happened to the smokey dude.
And yes, it's pretty easy to spend a lot on blinds for a whole house.
03-05-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By djb

I get the reasons you want to change, and a...

I get the reasons you want to change, and a different crankset is probably the best thing to do, but can you move the fd down? Plus you're starting to get into domino effect territory, ie more...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By djb

I suspect that for most of us, this range of...

I suspect that for most of us, this range of total gear weight is pretty common.
Tarptents do have a mesh inner, so no different than other tents for bugs.
03-05-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By djb

Hey there kc, the times I've looked for...

Hey there kc, the times I've looked for replacement cones I eyeballed the old with the ones a bike store had in a box, trying to match up the angle and cone length. There are so many slight...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By djb

didnt ask before, how many days out, what sort of...

didnt ask before, how many days out, what sort of temps involved, weather, actual access to towns for food etc etc?

if you have small front panniers, you could use them on the rear and at least...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By djb

I suspect that you are one of the very, very rare...

I suspect that you are one of the very, very rare people who do the "custom" cassette thing. I have thought of doing it in the past, but just never got around to it. Isn't the problem that it depends...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By djb

when I look at my touring stuff weights, the tent...

when I look at my touring stuff weights, the tent is a big item, so having a very light Tarptent will help a lot in the total weight. Its fairly easy to smartly choose layers and whatnot for minimal...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By djb

first of all, that is an interesting adventure to...

first of all, that is an interesting adventure to have the opportunity to live in Japan for a while, pretty neat.

My wifes bike had this problem, her bike has 26in wheels, and also is XS, extra...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By djb

hola y bienvenidos, your bike is a fantastic...

hola y bienvenidos, your bike is a fantastic touring bike, it is setup very much like my bike that I've ridden in Mexico and central America, so I know that your gearing is excellent for touring in...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By djb

I reckon the most realistic recommendation is...

I reckon the most realistic recommendation is yard sales and Craig's list type stuff. Keep an eye out. Good luck
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By djb

wheel size does play a part, and why I love the...

wheel size does play a part, and why I love the 44 on my mtb triple setup for my tourer with 26 inch wheels
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By djb

I think its fair to say that for lots of people,...

I think its fair to say that for lots of people, being recommended/told/sold of what works "best" is a common thing. Heck, I used to see this way back in the day in the photography world, I'd get...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By djb

actual handlebar bags have lots of...

actual handlebar bags have lots of advantages--you can easily grab stuff while riding, they can hold phones or maps, you can easily take them off in seconds to go with you in a store....
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By djb

I realize I could have been clearer re 16 to 20t...

I realize I could have been clearer re 16 to 20t jumps between chainrings--what I really was referring to was the slightly annoying factor of having to shift a lot more gears at the back when you do...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By djb

you may find that with a handlebar bag that its a...

you may find that with a handlebar bag that its a bit slower to get to the interrupter levers from the hoods lets say, compared to if a bag isnt there, a bit awkward.
I still have found it useful...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By djb

given that from the sounds of it you are really...

given that from the sounds of it you are really only needing stuff for a day out and don't want to use panniers on a rear rack, the easiest solution would be a seatpost bag. There are oodles and...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By djb

oooof, a 20t jump with chainring shifts would be...

oooof, a 20t jump with chainring shifts would be a real pain in the keester. I know road bikes have had compacts 50/34 for years, and I used a touring bike with a 16t jump for years between the 24...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By djb

no problem. Sometime last year maybe there was a...

no problem. Sometime last year maybe there was a thread where people put photos of themselves riding when the topic of riding position came up, but I have no recollection of what thread it was, it...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By djb

your situation sounds very similar to my friends...

your situation sounds very similar to my friends situation. With her, its a shoulder issue that rears its ugly head, but in any case, if you have tried all these things and are still uncomfortable,...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By djb

like post #3 from Doug, I too am able to use them...

like post #3 from Doug, I too am able to use them with an Ortlieb handlebar bag. Angling the levers downwards slightly is the natural position that I have all my brake levers positioned anyway on my...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By djb

re a change in handling--Ive never ridden a...

re a change in handling--Ive never ridden a Marrakesh, but I can relate your question to having my Surly Troll setup in various bars at times. Mtb bars similarish to yours, trekking bars and drops. I...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By djb

not to overly dissuade you, but what sort of stem...

not to overly dissuade you, but what sort of stem do you have on the bike now? As you are a newcomer, I know you can't show photos yet, but if you can at some point, there may be hope of simply...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By djb

now I see the problem, someone has thrown a...

now I see the problem, someone has thrown a spanner in the works.
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By djb

on these specific notes, I really did notice...

on these specific notes, I really did notice that with a leather seat, when we sweat like crazy, what happens is that the leather of the seat actually does get damp, ie there is less moisture that...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By djb

get yourself a bunch of spacers and experiment...

get yourself a bunch of spacers and experiment and use the front mounting part to mount rack to fork. Spacer use is generally ok strength wise, I've used them without issues on a few bikes.
You...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By djb

Wouldn't it be fair to say that a 1200kms...

Wouldn't it be fair to say that a 1200kms endurance event like Paris-Brest-Paris is a whole different kettle of fish, and that I am sure that there are both male and female riders that have had...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By djb

Mmm, now I'm really curious. I haven't a clue to...

Mmm, now I'm really curious. I haven't a clue to my measurement, but will look at the videos and or figure out how to do the tinfoil method.

I would say that as a rule, i find touring for me to...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By djb

last winter I had my C17 on my winter bike, but...

last winter I had my C17 on my winter bike, but this winter I went back to using one of my leather Brooks, the goofy sprung one that I bought used really on a whim mostly on an aesthetic pull, plus I...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By djb

Ya, he will have to check the specifics of the...

Ya, he will have to check the specifics of the trek crankset, I know the deore 48/36/26 one that was stock on trolls can be changed to a 22, but again, he'll have to confirm what's on this bike.
...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By djb

geez, seat things are so tricky, there really...

geez, seat things are so tricky, there really arent clear answers.
what I can say is that
1- I personally (and my wife) have always worn padded bike shorts, and while I commute on a leather brooks...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By djb

jug, so it seems you are really in a quandary...

jug,
so it seems you are really in a quandary about if the LHT fits you properly and that whats this about.

just so its clear, you can drastically shorten the stem, the thing that holds the...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By djb

Re the golden gate bridge, I have to say that...

Re the golden gate bridge, I have to say that even though I did the west coast trip well over 25 years ago, one of my coolest memories is when we rode across the bridge arriving to SF. Being Canadian...
02-24-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By djb

I think I'm going to go youtube some delicious...

I think I'm going to go youtube some delicious inline 6 sounds right now.....
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

thats a good idea. I was serious about enjoying...

thats a good idea.
I was serious about enjoying going over it , as I know its like teaching, that by going over something to show someone, it helps you get the concept clearer in your head too, or...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

super nice of them to give you the pedal wrench....

super nice of them to give you the pedal wrench. I used to carry a small one on trips, but if you always put grease on the threads, and don't overtighten them, I can use a hex key, allen key, to...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

lots of good stuff that has been brought up...

lots of good stuff that has been brought up here--I find it useful for me to go over it for you, as I find it helps me remember details too for next time.

re spd cleat bolts. Ive tended to check...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By djb

dmeans, I've purposely always used the end plugs...

dmeans, I've purposely always used the end plugs that have the expander screw whatsit, and while it sometimes takes me a few times getting the amount of tape tucked in to be the right amount, I have...
02-24-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By djb

An added item here-- we replaced one of those...

An added item here-- we replaced one of those nice and squishy comfy mats we had in our kitchen years back because the cat scratched the hell out of it and it had rips. I put it beside my bike stand...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

re moving a cardboard bike box around. I'm a...

re moving a cardboard bike box around.
I'm a slight guy, 135 tops, so I'm not the Hulk, but here's what has worked for me.
I can carry my bike box a short distance, but usually we're talking just...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

Again, glad to be of some help. seems to me...

Again, glad to be of some help.
seems to me there always is a weight limit, I don’t recall what it tends to be, but usually I’ve checked the specific airlines "sports equipment or bike" info webpage...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

yes, the 66lb comment makes me remember us having...

yes, the 66lb comment makes me remember us having this conversation once.
Ya, mine is a regular 17 footer, identical to the type we did all our family trips on as a kid, and we used to do little...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

Santa Maria thats a gruelling work schedule. That...

Santa Maria thats a gruelling work schedule. That must get tiresome after a while, or at least pretty darn wearing.
As for travelling, well we certainly are the winners of the life lottery for being...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

Tourist, thats funny to see your photo. I also...

Tourist, thats funny to see your photo. I also have an old Grumman canoe. Heavy son of a gun but a good stable trip canoe. I think I remarked on this once before, but seeing it behind your bike made...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

Tourist will answer stuff but I'll add this...

Tourist will answer stuff but I'll add this quickly before I forget.

re front fork when you take front wheel off---the plastic "brace" that fits into the space the front wheel fits into, the front...
02-22-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By djb

you know, I suspect also that youtube sticks vids...

you know, I suspect also that youtube sticks vids up on as suggestions willy nilly, or maybe ones that have a lot of views in a short period or something, so it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,399
Posted By djb

yup, writing/expressing an ideal fail on my...

yup, writing/expressing an ideal fail on my part.....(edited it)
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,399
Posted By djb

Compass schmumpus, I challenge you to do it with...

Compass schmumpus, I challenge you to do it with just the compass AND only using one of those old grampy made water finding stick/ wand things (to find water to drink), then I'll be impressed.
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By djb

Oops, I wasn't clear. These plastic doohickies...

Oops, I wasn't clear. These plastic doohickies and doodads and thingees come on new bikes inside the box. The store employee takes all the foam and these plastic things and chuck them in the garbage...
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