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Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
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: 630
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: 40
Views: 683
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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By djb

as a Canadian reading that, Im not sure what to...

as a Canadian reading that, Im not sure what to think, that's quite a statement.
Maybe you are joking
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By djb

been there, done that, not for a while though,...

been there, done that, not for a while though, but its a pain in the keester when it all goes "poof"
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By djb

hey there T, good point on the knapsack thing. I...

hey there T, good point on the knapsack thing. I dont know about you fellers, but the last thing I want to do is ride with a knapsack.
and yes, my pastry story I mentioned, they came in one of...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
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: 144
Views: 15,097
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: 40
Views: 683
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
10-18-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By djb

balto, some reasons for feeling things were too...

balto, some reasons for feeling things were too heavy other than you becoming an old geezer:
-as Imi said, its normal to feel this way, takes a while for the legs to get used to it
-your bike is...
10-18-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,097
Posted By djb

interesting to know, I've never really thought...

interesting to know, I've never really thought about it, but good to bring up simply to reinforce the idea and concept to people the importance of letting the glue dry so as to allow for a proper...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,225
Posted By djb

Wow. My wife's asleep but I'll show her these...

Wow.
My wife's asleep but I'll show her these in the morning.
man that must a heck of a job to harvest, bulky and heavy.
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
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...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By djb

and yes, you're probably getting old ;-)

and yes, you're probably getting old ;-)
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By djb

this august I did a 5 day trip and I made an...

this august I did a 5 day trip and I made an effort to cut down on stuff, and Im fairly certain that my four panniers, handlebar bag and tent came out to about 35lbs, which is pretty much the same as...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,225
Posted By djb

Doug, I have never seen anything like that in my...

Doug, I have never seen anything like that in my life. That is one heck of a lot of pumpkins. Cool.
10-17-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

neat that you got into touring in your mid 60s,...

neat that you got into touring in your mid 60s, very cool. You've got about 20 on me, but that is the neat thing with biking, that if you take care of your knees and stay active, its something that...
10-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,097
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By djb

sort of normal for the extra pressure at end, not...

sort of normal for the extra pressure at end, not so normal to go from 50 to 70 in one stroke.
who knows, get a real person to check it out, pretty darn hard on the internets to know.
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By djb

cool it Cargo, I know its an internet forum, but...

cool it Cargo, I know its an internet forum, but don't get so worked up.
You prefer flat pedals, cool.
I use both sometimes, but prefer spd, its cool too.

life is too short to get all worked up...
10-17-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By djb

re sealed bb's. If you do go this route, just...

re sealed bb's.
If you do go this route, just remember that unless you have the specific tool to remove the side with "tange na" etc on it, you can use a bench vice if you have one. Last year or...
10-17-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By djb

good idea on assembling on bench. I know I've...

good idea on assembling on bench.
I know I've installed an axle wrong way around or other mistakes. Been a long time but I remember finding things not matching up at reassembly point before and then...
10-17-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,097
Posted By djb

Vegan, you were too fast, I was going to insult...

Vegan, you were too fast, I was going to insult CF also.

dont know what you're doing with your patching techniques, I have probably ten year old patches working fine. Just following the...
10-17-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 630
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. ...
10-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

very good point on the brake pad thing, certainly...

very good point on the brake pad thing, certainly not unheard of. I know I've caught myself luckily badly adjusting things when putting new pads on and realizing it would rub--especially with low...
10-16-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

first of all, thankyou. Keep it up please (touch...

first of all, thankyou. Keep it up please (touch wood touch wood touch wood)

secondly, funny. Although I get what you mean, being Canadian, or at least where I live, means totally different...
10-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By djb

common sense seems to me that the most important...

common sense seems to me that the most important thing is to be liberal with how much you spray in, and be ready to turn the frame every which way and more, to try to get the stuff all over the...
10-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By djb

no problem, you're welcome

no problem, you're welcome
10-16-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

you know, I equate this to how the more we do...

you know, I equate this to how the more we do something, it's logical that there are more chances of X or Y happening. Given how much you ride, it seems that these were a combo of bad luck (batch of...
10-16-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By djb

I dunno, but my experience is to be wary of...

I dunno, but my experience is to be wary of overdoing proofide, as I feel that too much will oversoften the leather. Does your bike have fenders? ie does it get water thrown up at it from under?
...
10-16-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By djb

I've only ever used the Weigle stuff once, but re...

I've only ever used the Weigle stuff once, but re linseed oil, my understanding is that as it dries to a (perhaps) more harder or stickier consistency than the spray stuff like Weigle, I'd be extra...
10-16-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

Not that this is a guarantee or anything, but I...

Not that this is a guarantee or anything, but I have found that by going over your bike carefully once a week on a trip, to clean, check bolt tightness, and yes to check tires, is just a good idea to...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By djb

hey it's all good. re hot spots and foot...

hey it's all good.
re hot spots and foot comfort in general, it's all about fit. I've found for me some brands fit me better than others, and even some socks of mine are better for a long day.
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By djb

thank you for those detailed descriptions

thank you for those detailed descriptions
10-15-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

Ive been touring for about 30 years, generally...

Ive been touring for about 30 years, generally have put newish tires on when I have toured, so never took a spare tire until more recently, when I did a couple of longer trips in Latin America,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By djb

to add my personal experience with clipless vs...

to add my personal experience with clipless vs non.
I started using spd back in the early 90s, and I found even back then, that I could climb hills often one gear higher with the spd shoes on vs...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By djb

well, if you have confidence on it, then it...

well, if you have confidence on it, then it sounds good. You know, I betcha that you'll find that it works really well with panniers too, my now old alum cross bike (10 yrs) works really well with...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

hey PD, are you talking mountain biking and going...

hey PD, are you talking mountain biking and going through big rock gardens or stuff like that? I dunno, I guess I've lived a sheltered life but (big touch wood here again) I've never damaged a...
10-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

two? Depends on what unsupported tour means to...

two? Depends on what unsupported tour means to you, but to me, thats overkill and not what Ive done on long trips (1 month, 2 month) One more tire worth more weight and space.
On what sort of trips...
10-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By djb

if you plan to bike often, a good quality floor...

if you plan to bike often, a good quality floor pump is one of those things that you'll never go wrong getting.
10-15-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
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.
10-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By djb

KC, read your post quickly, but first of all, its...

KC, read your post quickly, but first of all, its never necessary to pump higher than max rating to "seat" a tire, there is no need and all you need to do is to make sure the tire is positioned...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By djb

Just the fact that you are aware is a plus, and...

Just the fact that you are aware is a plus, and the clearances here are pretty good, so its very unlikely to happen.
How does this bike weigh up as in the photos? My guess is 25-26lbs. My aluminum...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By djb

I dunno, I'm suspect the Wheaties you ate that...

I dunno, I'm suspect the Wheaties you ate that morning was the real factor.
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By djb

I have to say that the MSR designs are really...

I have to say that the MSR designs are really fast putting up. But then I found my old old Sierra Designs tent from 30 yrs ago easy and fast to put up too, so maybe Im not fussy. The recentish...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
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
10-14-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By djb

look again, but I see that in 26 (559) they are...

look again, but I see that in 26 (559) they are only avail as 2.15, but in 28 (700-622) they have a 2in model.
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,225
Posted By djb

Man, don't ya hate when it's rutting season and...

Man, don't ya hate when it's rutting season and the damn rams keep knocking over the street lights.
inconsiderate bastards.
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