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Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,884
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: 47
Views: 1,884
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: 47
Views: 1,884
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: 11
Views: 327
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: 47
Views: 1,884
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: 11
Views: 327
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: 469
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: 880
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 388
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: 880
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 5,108
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: 863
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: 1,057
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: 1,057
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: 5,108
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...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,108
Posted By djb

disc protector thingee, tape it on (no tape...

disc protector thingee, tape it on (no tape directly on disc though)
rd protector thingee, it slides on
fork spacer, super important. look at this one, last trip it got a bang good enough that it...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,108
Posted By djb

hey no problem. Hope it helps a bit. Thats too...

hey no problem. Hope it helps a bit. Thats too bad about the bike store, my fav store from here closed a few years ago and it was a drag.
I really do recommend maybe one day just getting a bike box...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

There's talk of them being sold, but tbh I...

There's talk of them being sold, but tbh I haven't been reading the reports.
I do however drive past their sitting planes at the airport every couple of weeks and wonder how it will work out......
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

yup, I'm pretty certain my memory is good for...

yup, I'm pretty certain my memory is good for these. Last one was in 2019 air transat to France, returning from Switzerland. But transat is known for being resonable.

but as you say, who knows...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

in the end, one really has to be informed about...

in the end, one really has to be informed about charges with X or Y airline, and then make your decision. For years I've read of the outrageous prices that American companies charge, and if this were...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

The last times that I've flown with a bike, the...

The last times that I've flown with a bike, the cost was $50 with Air Canada, about the same with Air Transat, and about the same with Aeromexico. Flights to and from Mexico, Costa Rica and...
02-20-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By djb

Pretty fricken weird uh? up up 1.8 million...

Pretty fricken weird uh?
up up 1.8 million views now??
I saw it and found it legitimately informative, good to see it done if I ever need to replace any lost studs in future.

it's gotta be the...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

to me the overall issue with renting or trying to...

to me the overall issue with renting or trying to buy used is that you just dont know what you'll get. For buying used this is clearly the case, and all the drama and pain in the keesterness when...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By djb

I used non waterproof panniers for years, and...

I used non waterproof panniers for years, and frankly I found it to be a pain to find my stuff to be dampish feeling after riding in rain. Sure, you can plastic bag your stuff inside, but your...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

Thats unfortunate that you've had such bad luck....

Thats unfortunate that you've had such bad luck. And I acknowledge that for a PBP or similar timely event, the impact of a messup is significant due to the commitment.
My experiences have generally...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,108
Posted By djb

That's nice of you to pop back in for a thank...

That's nice of you to pop back in for a thank you, that west coast trip is one i still have fond memories of, even though i did it well over 25 years ago.
if you do plan to fly overseas, really take...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

I personally have never had to remove a rear...

I personally have never had to remove a rear wheel from the bike when packing it, so the cassette stays where it is.
I've always used the smallest bike box possible for my medium sized frames....
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By djb

well mr juggler, you know that if this is a dream...

well mr juggler, you know that if this is a dream to ride these places, do it. One day we'll all be dead and buried, so do stuff while you're still breathing and physically able to.

The Pyrenees...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By djb

Folks do it, but just be aware that you'll be...

Folks do it, but just be aware that you'll be schlepping a good 50lbs on top of stuff for you, so it's going to be physically very challenging and hard as heck going up hills. Your bike best have...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By djb

Re the year, no idea. I'm just familiar with the...

Re the year, no idea. I'm just familiar with the models like mine and the dual colour scheme ones that a guy put up a photo of here.
I probably never put more than 45lbs of load on mine, so really...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By djb

thanks, it helps to see the actual bike. ...

thanks, it helps to see the actual bike.
Interesting, as this model is earlier than mine, I suspect the frame tubing is different than mine, and so your bike might very well have different...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By djb

And I also find the idea of a slow moving car...

And I also find the idea of a slow moving car following to be an inherently very dangerous situation for other traffic.

I hope that the two of you can get out riding a lot together and hopefully...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By djb

Re safety. I would urge you and your adult son...

Re safety.
I would urge you and your adult son to ride as much together on real roads, and even do some weekend test tours, to become more competent and comfortable with traffic.
** I highly...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

welcome to the forum are you new to cycling,...

welcome to the forum
are you new to cycling, have you ever toured before?

one of the main advantages to having your own bike is that you'll be riding a known quantity, it fits you so physically...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,596
Posted By djb

I respectfully disagree with everything you have...

I respectfully disagree with everything you have said, you have your mind made up, so I'm just responding to let the person asking the question know that we all fly with our bicycles, and its very...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,489
Posted By djb

Boy, I just had a flashback of Mork from Mork and...

Boy, I just had a flashback of Mork from Mork and Mindy, or maybe just some other Robin Williams image of him with suspenders.
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By djb

Lots of good memories, so just have never wanted...

Lots of good memories, so just have never wanted to sell it. Rode it the other day, but on the trainer.
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By djb

fork and more ...

fork and more
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Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By djb

from my experience touring on one model of...

from my experience touring on one model of Kuwahara, I'd have to disagree with you and if going to Siberia, I'd take the LHT....
02-14-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By djb

thanks a lot numero uno/zero for the reference,...

thanks a lot numero uno/zero for the reference, this looks like the sort of generic thing that would be appropriate.

We have good friends in Vancouver, and they just showed us photos of all the...
02-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By djb

thanks, are you thinking of the old "Le Yeti",...

thanks, are you thinking of the old "Le Yeti", now La Cordee, on St Laurent, or farther east? I'm not familiar with further east bike shops that much, but if you know some, I'd be interested.
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By djb

that would be great. the reason is because...

that would be great.

the reason is because possibly even before you were a sparkle in your mothers eye, I was touring around on a Kuwahara, still own it in fact, so before saying stuff, I want to...
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