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Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By djb

Good point staep, I've generally taken a...

Good point staep, I've generally taken a judgement call in this regard depending on the situation. Oh,one factor for you is that you ride so lightly loaded, which surely helps for being easier on the...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By djb

hey Happy, serious question here--did you have...

hey Happy, serious question here--did you have to be concerned about rattlesnakes? As an easterner, its not something I ever consider, but watching the scenery shots it suddenly occurred to me that...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By djb

no worries 'guv, it will be as advertised for "my...

no worries 'guv, it will be as advertised for "my largish hub and ridiculously really really really long spoke and Header tour in Cornwall" on my upcoming PennyFarthing trip, unless of course you are...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By djb

touch wood again, but since 89 Ive never had a...

touch wood again, but since 89 Ive never had a tire problem on a tour, and I figure that inspecting your tires regularly is all part of my weekly "break day bike go over completly" routine, so at...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By djb

KC, your description of your hub cones being...

KC, your description of your hub cones being loose was most likely simply because when the wheel was put together, the lock nut wasnt tightened properly. This touches on the whole advantage of doing...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By djb

hey, all bike stuff is neat, even if it isnt...

hey, all bike stuff is neat, even if it isnt fitting into a slot easily.

re the Cambium. I've been riding one for a couple of seasons now, and like it well enough. Didnt like it after I bought it,...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By djb

pretty darn cool man, that look tempting and...

pretty darn cool
man, that look tempting and fun. For me it would be quite an airfare to get there, but it was really fun to watch the vids.

re the Moab brands north 40 video and (great)...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By djb

hey there bg613, bg514 here, what sort of riding...

hey there bg613, bg514 here, what sort of riding are y'all talking about, roadies and hammering and credit cards, or more touring, camping etc etc

50kms per day, 150?
1 day, 1 week? timeframe...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By djb

given that you'll be on pavement all the time,...

given that you'll be on pavement all the time, slicks make sense, but given how there will be many days that you will be riding over rough chipseal, or expansion joints, or just plain crappy pavement...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By djb

Forgot to add the link ...

Forgot to add the link
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1164947-schwalbe-supreme26x2-followup-2-roughly6000kms.html

NC, the one thing I've become convinced of over the last years is how a...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By djb

Elcrux, my experience is the polar opposite of...

Elcrux, my experience is the polar opposite of yours, you may have seen my two reviews of my experiences with my pair, 26x2inch versions, where I've had by now easily 7000kms on them.
No flats on a...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,668
Posted By djb

hey throop, have you been riding it a bit still?...

hey throop, have you been riding it a bit still? and how do you feel about the wide tires and everything overall?
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,668
Posted By djb

I have to ask, what did someone tell you or...

I have to ask, what did someone tell you or whatever that you think that they affect riding characteristics?
All I can say is that I have always had these v2 on my bike, and it doesnt really have...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By djb

that experience actually had the wind blowing...

that experience actually had the wind blowing towards my side of the road, so coming from the left, but the wind wasn't consistent, and the narrow shoulder then had a dropoff of at least a couple of...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By djb

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Oh phew, I was afraid you'd...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 126,373
Posted By djb

Doug, the wings are beautiful aren't they? I've...

Doug, the wings are beautiful aren't they? I've had the opportunity a few times to silently glide up in a canoe close to herons, and your photo immediately makes me recall the sound their feathers...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By djb

You'll see over time that as it takes your shape...

You'll see over time that as it takes your shape more, you'll be a bit more "seated" in the dimples, but the easy movement on a Brooks is one of the reasons I find them comfortable.
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By djb

Cervelo clearly has aimed this at the racing...

Cervelo clearly has aimed this at the racing crowd, the text and subtext of the marketing is super clear, for those who don't carry extra weight.... and that's ok, it's a racing bike, it just...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By djb

yes you did, and yes I will say that you had a...

yes you did, and yes I will say that you had a LOT of stuff.....BUT, and an important but, congratulations on getting out and doing this, and don't understate what you did, with a big honking bike...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,200
Posted By djb

That's a great photo. For the stream from the tap...

That's a great photo. For the stream from the tap to bend that much, it must have been just a tad gusty.

Re hills, KC, there will always be some hills, and the only way to get more accustomed...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,200
Posted By djb

KC, as you've seen, the one recurring thing here...

KC, as you've seen, the one recurring thing here is that most of us ride regularly, and it can be commuting and not even a long commute, but this helps a great deal with our bodies being used to...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By djb

I did this trip so long ago I dont recall if I...

I did this trip so long ago I dont recall if I had a mirror at this point or not, but just to reiterate this very useful suggestion, my old memories also include sections where one had to be really...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By djb

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1833x1894/kuwahara_spoon_df088cda77d8088d3be56bc928b29e5bee349f12.jpeg
thanks fellows. I was going to ask The Google about the terms, but you...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By djb

I agree--I certainly don't have any input to...

I agree--I certainly don't have any input to routes like the knowledgeable folks here, but I can say that riding across the GG 25 years ago was very cool to do, and a neat memory for me of my west...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By djb

That was my mistake, you wrote that the...

That was my mistake, you wrote that the chainrings are 10 spd ones, I was thinking 10 at rear....
This winter I may play around and see if I can change my 9 speed gevenelle to 10spd, using the parts...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By djb

when riding with a load, I rarely use the 50t....

when riding with a load, I rarely use the 50t. One of my bikes has a 50/39/30 changed to 50/39/26, and the 39 is always a bit too tall overall, but I rarely ride that bike loaded up, so its my "go...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By djb

re the 50/34/24. I agree that its a great setup...

re the 50/34/24. I agree that its a great setup for a loaded bike. I run a 44/32/22 on my heavy touring bike with 26in wheels and it works great for where I have toured on it a lot and what I had to...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 2,075,675
Posted By djb

Holy---rohlof, B17, nice bikepacking setup,...

Holy---rohlof, B17, nice bikepacking setup, shallow depth of field/wide open, poggies, lovely reflection of chain and rotors, framing and general camera work, magicy hour and vignetting---Batman!
...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

professional generally means that one is being...

professional generally means that one is being paid.....for some reason, my cheques always seem to "in the mail" , but I'm still hopeful!

you know, I reckon its a really small number of people who...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By djb

have never been so no personal experience, but...

have never been so no personal experience, but what I can say is thats its still worth reading as many crazyguyonabike or whatever journals to get an idea of what you are going to be dealing with.
...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

he did say recently that he or she has spent 17...

he did say recently that he or she has spent 17 months travelling in Asia and people had been very helpful with him/her for all of the "travelling in Asia" questions. I dont know if he ended up...
Forum: Touring
11-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

neat. thanks for the info. The fellow who...

neat. thanks for the info.
The fellow who asked about this hasnt responded at all, but lets face it, the chances that any of us will own a penny farthing is pretty darn small and unlikely, let...
Forum: Touring
11-02-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By djb

I only had short distances to ride, so took the...

I only had short distances to ride, so took the chance....
Forum: Touring
11-02-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By djb

KC, I thought of this topic yesterday when I...

KC, I thought of this topic yesterday when I commuted and the winds were gusting up to 60, 70, 80kph

over the years, I have certainly noticed that when riding a bike with heavy panniers, it...
Forum: Touring
11-02-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,486
Posted By djb

your first point touches on a super important...

your first point touches on a super important point, and your second directly is related to the first and about the dangers of dragging the brakes on long downhills.

Like you, I dont brake unless...
Forum: Touring
11-02-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

Yup, I saw that. 1600 USD is about 2100 cad and I...

Yup, I saw that. 1600 USD is about 2100 cad and I rounded up for shipping, import stuff, 15% taxes

At least it has a rear brake to slow down a bit, how much that "bit" would be on a given downhill...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

Hey flippin , you've been shy, haven't heard a...

Hey flippin , you've been shy, haven't heard a peep from you.

And staep, if I had 2 and a half grand to spend like it was nothing, I would love getting one of those replicas by the company in the...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By djb

Neat, and very individual colour also. The old...

Neat, and very individual colour also.
The old style hoods have that vintage look, but if you ever find them not as comfortable as you'd like, tektro makes some models that are close to modern sti...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By djb

boy, it must be hard finding a helmet that fits...

boy, it must be hard finding a helmet that fits properly (I know, dont quit my day job!)

really though, the only way to know how a bit more stretched out is to change the stem and ride with it for...
Forum: Touring
11-01-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By djb

I guess, I just brought it up as the fellow who...

I guess, I just brought it up as the fellow who did his trip report made the point to differentiate it from the similar sounding "mom and pop" trail of sort of the same name.

and tough trails,...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By djb

I have a triangular piece of bright red felt tied...

I have a triangular piece of bright red felt tied to my bright yellow rack pack that flaps around. Figured it moves around and helps get me noticed, red on yellow.
Picked it up from a ditch in...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,486
Posted By djb

I come from a background of watching and doing a...

I come from a background of watching and doing a bit of motorsport, and still have the superstition of not liking to talk about dangerous stuff too much.

I guess I would say that yes, for a...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By djb

I need to replace the jockey wheels on my 90s...

I need to replace the jockey wheels on my 90s sometime XT, but only use that bike in winter now, so never get around to doing it.
but will be careful to do one at a time to not mix up stuff.
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By djb

Tourist, Ive transfered rims once, switched over...

Tourist, Ive transfered rims once, switched over a new rim to a rear rim that had the same rim dimensions, but still had someone else do the final spoke tensioning.
One day, one day...
but thanks...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By djb

alas staeph, there are folks out there like that....

alas staeph, there are folks out there like that. We can all make a boo boo now and again, but certainly on Montreal roads and bike paths, you always have to be careful that someone isnt in their own...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

first , he was riding "balls out" for an hour...

first , he was riding "balls out" for an hour (thats a real expression, it means really going for it), but most importantly, the seat apparently broke part way and so was not ideal for the poor guys...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By djb

I've seen the pith helmet guy on the net for a...

I've seen the pith helmet guy on the net for a while now, but let's face it, the bicycles themselves are rarer than hen's teeth, and having ridden one, I can attest to it being terrifying on...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By djb

Four positions for me, and why I use prefer drop...

Four positions for me, and why I use prefer drop bars

-hoods
-corner ish of where bend turns into the the tops, hands still in same directional position like on hoods
- tops, usually for...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By djb

I agree. I took my troll apart after I got it ,...

I agree. I took my troll apart after I got it , treated the inside of frame, then reassembled and regreased everything. Learned about outboard bb's, learned about the disc brakes. Still basic on...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By djb

I hear you. For the latin american trips, I...

I hear you.
For the latin american trips, I took loads and loads of patches, and a large glue tube, and a newly bought small one that I could feel was good, expecting to have thorn bad luck areas,...
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