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Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By djb

for Marcus and sdn40, Marcus, here in Canada,...

for Marcus and sdn40,
Marcus, here in Canada, Tubus racks are seriously expensive, upwards of 125 and 150 front and back, throw in 15% sales tax and its a lot of cash. I bought a pair for when I...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

hi reppans, I had answered but must have had a...

hi reppans, I had answered but must have had a problem as it didnt go on as I thought.

re the report, that is specifically about very light setups--a 22lb bike and very little load, so from my...
06-26-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By djb

really, truly, deeply---clean your drivetrain...

really, truly, deeply---clean your drivetrain more often, dont let it get all "erosion paste" like that.
wipe your chain down with an old rag every few rides, takes seconds, use same rag to wipe...
06-26-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By djb

no problem. No matter what you do, I really do...

no problem.
No matter what you do, I really do recommend looking at some Park Tools videos. They are very well filmed, camera angles, closeups, lighting, and the friendly fellow explains things very...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By djb

Re used panniers, around here there are always...

Re used panniers, around here there are always used ones for sale, so keep an eye out one your area, maybe there are there also.
Good luck trying it out.
06-25-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By djb

as a reference , I overhauled one of my bikes, a...

as a reference , I overhauled one of my bikes, a 2010 with integrated headset. Took it apart for the first time, so learning as I went, very simple, and after about 8 seasons of being ridden a fair...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

thanks, whenever I ever do try these bars, I...

thanks, whenever I ever do try these bars, I should probably then just ride with them fora while to see what angle I prefer, and go from there. I have some ergon regular gp grips, so could at least...
06-25-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By djb

over the years with motorcycle, car and bike...

over the years with motorcycle, car and bike wrenching, I have done all kinds of dumb things--one of them was indeed doing this same thing--in a rush, putting chain improperly through and it being...
06-25-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By djb

headset regreasing isnt that hard, but if you...

headset regreasing isnt that hard, but if you arent into mechanical stuff, its an easy job for a bike shop to do.
As mentioned, if you have the experience to evaluate the turning resistance of the...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

makes sense. Hey, side note, did you put those...

makes sense.
Hey, side note, did you put those grips made for 45 degree bars, the special version of Ergon ones? I still have some jones bars that will one day go on one of my bikes, and have...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

all interesting points. I certainly agree from...

all interesting points.
I certainly agree from my 30 years touring and commuting etc with panniers that the more "sail area" you are carrying, it slows you down a bit, especially over 20kph.
As per...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By djb

hell, just go with these ...

hell, just go with these

https://blog.lacordee.com/sautez-sur-une-paire-de-la-cordee-rebond-c6/
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

boy thats a lot of stuff, guess its the...

boy thats a lot of stuff, guess its the bikepacking thing, but I have to ask--is that black thing on the right a magic marker? also looks likes a quill stem, also makes me think of steering dampers...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By djb

every airport except one has had luggage carts...

every airport except one has had luggage carts available, and I can put my bike sideways on the cart, along with the duffel bag or whatever bag that has my panniers in it.
the one time there were...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By djb

not sure if this was asked, but have you ever...

not sure if this was asked, but have you ever done any bike touring before?
Have you ever done any self supported camping activities before, ie hiking, canoe camping--as opposed to car camping?
...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By djb

it seems to me that you have answered your own...

it seems to me that you have answered your own question really.
I too have taken very light simple "running shoes" that were both inexpensive in price, but not really good for much walking. They...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

Doug, that photo really makes me think of...

Doug, that photo really makes me think of childhood memories, of being in a canoe way out on a lake and dragonflies that would sometimes take a break on the bow in front of me, or even on my...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By djb

taxi that is big enough to take a box. Any suv...

taxi that is big enough to take a box. Any suv type car is fine generally.

re getting a box at airport--I have done this once, but I had called ahead and was reassured that they had many boxes to...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

good decision on the mat. as for chairs, I...

good decision on the mat.

as for chairs, I have seriously thought of getting one, and have looked at some in stores over the years. Like everything, there are lots out there, and some are not much...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

Remember that old bad porsche joke? The one snail...

Remember that old bad porsche joke? The one snail saying to the other as they watch a 911 speed by, "wow, look at that S car go!"

(911S)

Sorry folks, I've got feet in both camps.
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By djb

I own a two man tent that is nice and spacey for...

I own a two man tent that is nice and spacey for me, tight fit for two people and really no room for panniers inside, well, a bit but not much room for panniers.
We also own a 3 person tent that...
06-22-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By djb

I personally want tighter than just a firm grip...

I personally want tighter than just a firm grip to move them, but I figure the main thing is that they rotate with a good whack. I sprint for lights and stuff, so don't want them to move under any...
06-22-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By djb

absolutely. Someone smarter than me on here...

absolutely.
Someone smarter than me on here suggested this once and I remembered it when I set up a drop bar bike a few years back. Had a slow speed accident with it, but being loaded up touring,...
06-22-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By djb

go to google and search for a drawing of the...

go to google and search for a drawing of the shifter, schematic type one, and you will see where the tightening bolt is and how to access it.
If you aren't interested in the mechanical stuff and or...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By djb

to me, this pretty much sums up the whole thing...

to me, this pretty much sums up the whole thing and the whole reason of doing trips like this.
We only have one life, and going on an adventure to see new things is a really neat thing to do with...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/987x1200/charge_loaded_sign_france_1_d32b32f8c3ea3188cf29de3f1168528575c1eec5.jpg
and to continue the theme, this small village is named...
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By djb

My cargo service, good rates, but kind of slow....

My cargo service, good rates, but kind of slow. https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1079x1000/lrm_export_20180129_194116_d426caab59bed4c829f448b10fdc93edab41f2cd.jpg
06-20-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By djb

Go to the park tools video series on chain...

Go to the park tools video series on chain sizing.
Clear, concise, no guess work from a reliable source.
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By djb

Nope Have only shipped it in the plane with me,...

Nope
Have only shipped it in the plane with me, so I cross as many digits as I can and then put it out of my mind as soon as it's out of sight down the conveyor belt.
Touch wood big time
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By djb

Neo Where are you? Uk? And why not look at...

Neo
Where are you? Uk? And why not look at dedicated touring bikes you can see in stores.
What issue with your existing bike?
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 96,172
Posted By djb

Yup. I realized seeing this page again that I...

Yup. I realized seeing this page again that I hadn't mentioned chuckling at that, and no one else did, so I figured what the hay, I'd put it down.
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 96,172
Posted By djb

badump bump+cymbal sound!

badump bump+cymbal sound!
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 96,172
Posted By djb

you know, just wanted to let you know that your...

you know, just wanted to let you know that your dumbass jokes do get a chuckle out of this dumbass.

this one took me about 5 seconds to get, but hey, I did in the end.
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By djb

all good points, thanks KC I totally get it...

all good points, thanks KC

I totally get it being very frustrating wasting money. Ive always been very careful of my money, and having to spend in on a motel would have been a real drag on my...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By djb

I understand about the "feel" of a bike. This is...

I understand about the "feel" of a bike. This is an important part of the pleasure of riding a bike.
As an example, I purposely got a Surly Troll rather than a LHT, and one of the main reasons was...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By djb

you are comparing a mountain bike with mtb bars...

you are comparing a mountain bike with mtb bars with a dropbar bike, so as you must not have a dropbar bike, I would highly recommend riding some borrowed bikes with dropbars so that you can get some...
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By djb

I take it you have never done any loaded touring?...

I take it you have never done any loaded touring? I ask that because you say both bikes felt dull and weighing a ton (unloaded)
I looked at the prices and found the prices shocking also, basically...
06-17-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By djb

I have to plead innocence on car brake pad...

I have to plead innocence on car brake pad details past a limited amount.
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By djb

no experience with those, but I ride and like...

no experience with those, but I ride and like similar shallow drop bars like the salsa cowbells, which also have a slight flare out, which i really like a lot also.

being able to comfortably ride...
06-17-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By djb

for the jumps between gears in PERCENTAGE, use...

for the jumps between gears in PERCENTAGE, use the sheldon brown gear calculator, it shows very clearly the percentage jump between each shift, ie 12%, 9%, 16% whatever.

Is a great way to compare...
06-17-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By djb

think of how our car brake pads, or bike disc...

think of how our car brake pads, or bike disc pads, are just one large surface area--the more pad to disc contact generally means more stopping action, so Im sure its for water/gunk diversion.
If...
06-17-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By djb

my "fast" bike, not even a light bike, but my...

my "fast" bike, not even a light bike, but my lightest and fastest, has this setup. Changed the 30 to a 26 for touring with a 11-32 9 speed, but for years have run teh bike with the 12-27 9 spd...
06-17-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By djb

just type in "html gear calculator" and its the...

just type in "html gear calculator" and its the first one "bicycle gear calculator"

its a great tool, especially to be able to change/slide stuff and see the results right away, and to compare two...
06-17-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By djb

I always figured the same thing re water...

I always figured the same thing re water diversion.
when mine wear to the main body of pad, I go a bit more and then change them when I get around to it, or leave them on a bike that I dont brake...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By djb

the insulated container idea is probably the most...

the insulated container idea is probably the most realistic option--but you would have to be extremely prudent and logical and do some tests with an actual setup, with actual pannier (darker coloured...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,611
Posted By djb

Naturally, that's because his sag wagon is a...

Naturally, that's because his sag wagon is a Tesla.
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,611
Posted By djb

Titles, titles, titles..... And what did it get...

Titles, titles, titles.....
And what did it get her?
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By djb

Very nice selection, they give a very nice...

Very nice selection, they give a very nice overview of the whole trip and the range of landscapes you rode through.
Thanks
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,716
Posted By djb

I figure that mev is the person with the most...

I figure that mev is the person with the most experience here going back to the beginnings of it all, really fascinating how you did those early trip reports, even the old journalist thing of...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,716
Posted By djb

Rob and Machka What happened to her must have...

Rob and Machka
What happened to her must have been very upsetting, I know the bike meant (and means) a lot to her, not to mention the practical messiness of having a bike stolen.
We do know however...
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