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Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

in the end, on a bike that one may use for...

in the end, on a bike that one may use for touring, there really is. no big downside to having low gearing. Sure, if you ride the bike nearly always unloaded then you can put a really tight cassette...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

What is an acceptable low really depends on the...

What is an acceptable low really depends on the actual total bike weight along with the steepness and length of climbs, oh and if you are a normal average rider. Even 30 years ago a 25 great inch low...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

From experience, using lower gears when needed...

From experience, using lower gears when needed actually takes less out of you, so you'll be stronger overall during the whole day
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

34/34 is 25 to 27g.i. low, not very low at all...

34/34 is 25 to 27g.i. low, not very low at all for loaded touring, not for me anyway
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

Thanks stae and the idea of a really light...

Thanks stae
and the idea of a really light spare is a good one.
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

With any setup, you want to do a gear inch chart...

With any setup, you want to do a gear inch chart and make sure a given setup isn't reproducing the same numbers in both chainrings.kinda pointless if a bunch of recurring gear inches are there.
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

With any setup, you want to do a gear inch chart...

With any setup, you want to do a gear inch chart and make sure a given setup isn't reproducing the same numbers in both chainrings.kinda pointless if a bunch of recurring gear inches are there.
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

I have carried a spare on some of my longer...

I have carried a spare on some of my longer trips, but wasnt planning to take one on this 5 or 6 day trip. Remember that this is my old spare, so I just wanted to put it on the bike and use it as...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

schwalbe supreme , mine is a 2 inch, but was...

schwalbe supreme , mine is a 2 inch, but was quoted that price for the 1.6 inch version
and yes, this is about twice as much as common prices in Europe
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

is your bike one of those rei ones? Not many...

is your bike one of those rei ones? Not many bikes come with mtb triples. I love my 44 32 22 on my touring bike and don't mind the jumps on my 9 spd 11-34, although a tighter cassette is always nice...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 190,463
Posted By djb

I only believe you 15.7%

I only believe you 15.7%
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By djb

re tires, again budget plays a part. I'm a big...

re tires, again budget plays a part. I'm a big fan of 26in Supremes as they are a really nice rolling tire, they come in 1.6 , but are pricey. Regular marathon greenguard or whatever is a nice price...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By djb

certainly an option. re the rd. I can't see...

certainly an option.
re the rd. I can't see what it is, but if its a deore 10 spd, I know they can handle a 36t because my wifes troll is 10 spd and deore rd and a 11-36.

sloar, one thing that...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By djb

thankyou for the morning chuckle, was not...

thankyou for the morning chuckle, was not expecting that.
08-06-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By djb

Perused some of their blurb, and I don't know...

Perused some of their blurb, and I don't know about you, but my ratio of crumpled to non crumpled clothing items in my closet is 1.09

This whole thing reminds me of some graphite based ski wax I...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 2,181,488
Posted By djb

late response for me also. Yup, I found their...

late response for me also. Yup, I found their trip journals years ago on cgoab also, and I enjoyed reading of their south america adventure. Was the first time I had read of these bikes, they must be...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By djb

I guess, I didn't really pay attention and either...

I guess, I didn't really pay attention and either ran into them by exploring for a place to sleep or perhaps we saw the name hostel on Google maps, but I guess none were official hostels, but dorm...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 190,463
Posted By djb

chuckle, sure but ill keep razzing you about...

chuckle, sure but ill keep razzing you about being Cheech ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By djb

There is one in Montreal, although I can't...

There is one in Montreal, although I can't imagine how it operates now, never been in it.

I've stayed in a bunch of hostels in Mexico, some really nice ones, but again with covid I'm sure all...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By djb

Chuckle. I've never been to Japan, but my limited...

Chuckle. I've never been to Japan, but my limited understanding of some aspects of Japanese culture and how a man should act (especially a business man or the likes) makes me get why the kid would...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By djb

Hoist the main sail! tighten the jib! swab...

Hoist the main sail!
tighten the jib!
swab the decks you toothless scum!

ya, I get it (not really but hey, it would be fun goofing around on it)
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

Re the shoe goo, so far it seems to be ok on the...

Re the shoe goo, so far it seems to be ok on the actual part of exposed sidewall threads, which is maybe a cm long but not much more than one mm high. I figure even if some of the goo peels off, the...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

thanks clifford. A very good piece of personal...

thanks clifford. A very good piece of personal experience that ill keep in my noggin. Don't know if a more lower pressure thicker 2-2.2in tube would fare better, but I'll remember your experience.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

$115 + 15% tax, so 132 bucks, but the kicker is...

$115 + 15% tax, so 132 bucks, but the kicker is that on top of this rather high price (I've bought new car tires for less) the supply chain is buggered right now so who knows when they would get...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

Or go nuts, put on a 48\36\26 change 26 to 24 or...

Or go nuts, put on a 48\36\26 change 26 to 24 or egads even a 22, and use gevenalle 10 spd triple shifters, road or dynasys, and use a tighter cassette and it's fun fun fun til your daddy takes the...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

I ended up not putting any inner stuff in, ie...

I ended up not putting any inner stuff in, ie tape or one of the parks adhesive boots I bought, but thanks for the heads up.
Disc rim so at least not an issue.
I did put shoegoo on the outside to...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By djb

me too, and I figure its an age/ experience...

me too, and I figure its an age/ experience thing. One tends to either not think, or put up with being miserable when one is younger, and or you haven't had unpleasant experiences yet to learn. I'm...
08-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By djb

I've used them to shim out racks just that little...

I've used them to shim out racks just that little bit.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By djb

that's right, I recall now some of those blah...

that's right, I recall now some of those blah details. Yup, first one we did was after that. . VQ took a real beating this year financially because all of their events have been cancelled. Revenue...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By djb

Yup, we did it a bunch of times, saw the...

Yup, we did it a bunch of times, saw the velomobile guy twice I think.
Wasn't it you who did it one year? Was a year we didn't do it, before we started I think, from memory of this coming up in the...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By djb

always enjoyable to watch, have a fun and safe...

always enjoyable to watch, have a fun and safe trip.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

put on a 11-36 and the 46-30 and you'd have...

put on a 11-36 and the 46-30 and you'd have 20-104 gear inches, a pretty darn good touring range. Personally I'd find the 46 too tall and you'd mostly be in the 30 which would wear it over time, but...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By djb

now there you go, aerokings them things. Twice my...

now there you go, aerokings them things. Twice my wife and I have been on a quebec based organized large group trip and there's a guy who has come with his velomobile--coolest things ever, and I can...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

ya, sounds good, and if you take the time, you...

ya, sounds good, and if you take the time, you should be able to find a triple that will turn the bike back into the touring it was designed for gearing wise.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By djb

how often do you really need to get into the...

how often do you really need to get into the yellow bag? I'd be in the keep it simple camp and have some sort of light, carabiner sort of clips that are easy to open and move panel, but are secure....
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By djb

and a tent that weighs half as much, a rain...

and a tent that weighs half as much, a rain jacket that weighs a third as much, amongst other things----hey buddy, can you spare a nickel, I mean a grand?
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

sorry, didnt see other thread. Clear now. ...

sorry, didnt see other thread.
Clear now.
What an odd change to do to a dt frame....(previous owner)

honestly, for a coast to coast trip, I think you should just look at switching stuff out,...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 845
Posted By djb

I'd strongly suggest figuring out what sort of...

I'd strongly suggest figuring out what sort of low gear you will need in gear inches. If you've never toured before this might be hard, I dont remember if youve toured before.
How low a low--that...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By djb

hit the nail in the head there monsieur. and...

hit the nail in the head there monsieur.

and as stated, also the one with the lightest load. Most "touring bikes" that will be still be competent and not overstressed with a reasonable amount of...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,975
Posted By djb

here's a general observation---generally I find...

here's a general observation---generally I find it sufficiently useful even with google maps or whatever that gives you rough estimate of total gain during a days ride.
If I know for instance that a...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By djb

have a nice "get away from it all" trip. Three...

have a nice "get away from it all" trip. Three weeks is a nice amount of time, long enough to get past that first week when we really start to feel stronger, and long enough that when you get back...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

I know tmsn, figured it must have been an old...

I know tmsn, figured it must have been an old clunker when you had it.
both of you know I just couldn't resist that....

Earlier I put a layer of shoe goo on the exposed threads area, will...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

pretty much exactly why I figure that if there...

pretty much exactly why I figure that if there isnt any physical markings on the inside of the tire, its probably best not to put in anything, as I know I'll forget about it...but will be interesting...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

re tyvek envelopes, I meant to stop at the post...

re tyvek envelopes, I meant to stop at the post office today and just get one, but forgot. Will look around the house in case there is one, but this sounds like a great idea.
and yup, I learned to...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

thanks Stae, I've kind of come to this conclusion...

thanks Stae, I've kind of come to this conclusion also. I'll take the tire off again just to carefully inspect the inner area and if there arent any marks or anything inside, I'll just go with the...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

thanks TMsn for the details, appreciated. Yup,...

thanks TMsn for the details, appreciated.
Yup, its abrasion on the outside of the tire. Will look around for some black shoe goo, but truth be told, some stores are rather down on stock, so I'll...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

which also begs the question and makes me...

which also begs the question and makes me laugh--I schlepped this folded tire around through a third or so of Mexico, through Central America to Costa Rica, with nary a problem with the tires on the...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

for everyone, a pretty interesting test some...

for everyone, a pretty interesting test some youtube dude did using multiple sidewall tear fixes on teh same tire, to compare each.
Worth watching--spoiler alert--the folded American dollar bill...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

Ive only had a few sidewall issues in my biking...

Ive only had a few sidewall issues in my biking experience, and while I agree with you that the cord structures look good, given that these Supreme tires have such a thin flexible sidewall, I'm sure...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 942
Posted By djb

for others to know, saw this post on a mtb forum...

for others to know, saw this post on a mtb forum where someone had very positive results from using BLACK Shoe-Goo

https://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/black-shoe-goo-tire-repairs-1040785.html
...
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