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Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

which I often do, which always makes me laugh as...

which I often do, which always makes me laugh as its kinda a goofy route, but it works, especially when I just heat up water for coffee so there isnt that much alcohol in the trangia, so way down at...
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
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
10-24-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

bic and matches, although the lighter is a bit of...

bic and matches, although the lighter is a bit of a pain to use with my trangia, too hard to hold at an angle.
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By djb

that made me smile. around where I live in...

that made me smile.
around where I live in Canada, it's pretty rare to have chipseal.
this was in Mexico , where I was really glad of my 2in tires and their cushy goodness on days like that....
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By djb

to the fellow asking the question"--- this...

to the fellow asking the question"--- this pretty much sums it up. I weigh a good 80lbs less than you so my pressures have no connection to yours and I haven't a clue, but lower front pressures are...
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By djb

chuckle, Mr 10 wheels, I counter and raise your...

chuckle, Mr 10 wheels, I counter and raise your chipseal with this sucker....
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

When I got into bikes, my dream bike was the...

When I got into bikes, my dream bike was the R100RS, made for long fast rides and sexy as hell. Never had one of course but did put an aftermarket handlebar fairing on my 450 Honda that had similar...
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By djb

Hey, if the bar position works for you, that's...

Hey, if the bar position works for you, that's all that's important.
For sure getting smaller panniers higher up will work, but as those with lots of experience doing this , like cycco, shows that...
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

ha, made me remember as a teenager, me and my...

ha, made me remember as a teenager, me and my motorcycle friends used to hold the longer gas station hoses high up in the air to get a few more kilometers out of our sometimes meagre few dollar gas...
10-23-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By djb

If you go the route of adding an inline adjuster,...

If you go the route of adding an inline adjuster, be sure and put a good quality one. In setting up my touring bike some years back with a rd without one and shifters that didn't either, I made the...
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By djb

Well the bike certainly has lots of frame space...

Well the bike certainly has lots of frame space for one big frame bag.
How does the bike ride? Are you happy with the bars at that height?
why are you considering an extra wide rack for a fat...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,498
Posted By djb

Having a good experience on your first tour is...

Having a good experience on your first tour is great, traveling by bike is such a fun experience, hope you do more at some point.
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,498
Posted By djb

Cool photos and cool bike. Not too swingy...

Cool photos and cool bike.
Not too swingy wingy with that high and heavy looking load.? Nice wide bars probably help, although strong head winds must be a bear.
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

yup, your story did the same for me, but yes, ...

yup, your story did the same for me, but yes, that's why I chose my words very carefully..

back on topic. In august, I was glad I found the large container of methyl alcohol I bought years...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
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
10-22-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

Thanks stae, isn't that something, a discussion...

Thanks stae, isn't that something, a discussion about camp stove fuel leads to this.
And how it makes one think of both the changes and similarities that have taken place in the last fifty years,...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,206
Posted By djb

stae, that's a great story, although I'm just as...

stae, that's a great story, although I'm just as intrigued by the "dangerous situation" side of the story.....
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By djb

cool, will be nice with a nice compact,...

cool, will be nice with a nice compact, streamlined tailfin setup cuz you'll still be able to give it some welly with your wellies inside
give it some welly means putting the hammer down, going full...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By djb

re twice the money? Not at all. You could end up...

re twice the money? Not at all. You could end up spending loads to have a bike thats maybe 5lbs lighter? And probably (almost very likely) that it wouldnt have the low gearing suited to touring.
In...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By djb

This is clearly a long term project so they have...

This is clearly a long term project so they have lots of time to try things out and see if the traveling bug bites. The lady at least has fitness on her side, so that's a good start.
As happy...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By djb

..a credit card Oakland to NYC tour(without the...

..a credit card Oakland to NYC tour(without the benefit of credit cards, or electricity for that matter),

loved that line!
tough guy, and quite a story.
thanks for sharing
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By djb

Yup, rain that goes on is a real drag, but...

Yup, rain that goes on is a real drag, but unfortunately comes with the season, so hopefully next time you can choose a better time of year.
You'll also find in warmer seasons that you'll be able...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By djb

Alek, this fellow asked about it. Hope you can...

Alek, this fellow asked about it.
Hope you can get the set up that will work well and fit in the rubber boots, I'm sure they will be the most difficult thing due to the bulk.
cheers
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By djb

Especially with bike seats, it's very clear to me...

Especially with bike seats, it's very clear to me that whatever seat/ padded shorts work, heck go with it. My leather B17 models are my most comfortable seats all day, day after day, so that's what I...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By djb

there must be specific load bearing or load...

there must be specific load bearing or load direction issues with this, or one would think that this would be commonly known and practiced.
of course I could be wrong, but I sure wouldn't want to...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By djb

I have a sprung Brooks on my commuter and I've...

I have a sprung Brooks on my commuter and I've weighed it and it's about twice as heavy as my lighter Brooks. I think it's about 900g or two pounds, where the others are 400 something.
The sprung...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
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: 22
Views: 516
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: 944
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: 729
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: 1,201
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: 29
Views: 944
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 1,815
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: 15,523
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: 1,201
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 146
Views: 15,523
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: 1,373
Views: 207,397
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 48
Views: 1,201
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: 1,373
Views: 207,397
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: 693
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: 146
Views: 15,523
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: 1,006
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: 1,521
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: 729
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...
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