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Forum: Touring
07-10-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

gotcha mr fish. thanks Havent drunk from a...

gotcha mr fish. thanks
Havent drunk from a garden hose in decades, but good to know.
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

Thanks miele, ya I learned a long time ago that...

Thanks miele, ya I learned a long time ago that if you do the garden hose route, to let it run a good long time.
An old touring friend of mine once told me of getting terribly sick from this, not...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

wanted to mention I was in a bike store today...

wanted to mention
I was in a bike store today getting a tire, and they had those surly riser drop bars for sale , 90 bucks canadjun, so probably 70 yankee
kinda reasonable price, especially for...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

well, I'm planning to go buy at least one new...

well, I'm planning to go buy at least one new tire today, in prep for a short tour up here in rural Canada next week.

it's really stinking hot right now, 35c and 43c with humidex, and I could...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

Ax, the one thing I would add here is to please...

Ax, the one thing I would add here is to please realize that for those who either work in the healthcare system, or in the elder care world-- the real world implications, heart break, etc etc of...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

I can mention that being in Montreal, I am very...

I can mention that being in Montreal, I am very familiar with the situation here.
The unfortunate reality is that for the entire deaths in Canada, around 80% are from long term care facilities.
In...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,527
Posted By djb

if you like the taste of this, you'll be fine. ...

if you like the taste of this, you'll be fine.
If not, you're out of luck buddy....
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By djb

re dirtysixer--I knew I had seen a photo...

re dirtysixer--I knew I had seen a photo somewhere of that basketball guy ONeal on a giant bike, and sure enough, there it is on this website.
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 182,440
Posted By djb

ha, didn't think of that, probably true!

ha, didn't think of that, probably true!
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By djb

very neat also. Its pretty simple, if I had...

very neat also.
Its pretty simple, if I had loads of disposable income, one of these 36ers would be in my garage beside my Penny Farthing.
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

[QUOTE=mev;21574235]At the risk of being too...

[QUOTE=mev;21574235]At the risk of being too political, I am curious of one aspect from the Canadian's who have identified as such in this string.

How much do you see more of a unified "Canadian"...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 01:07 PM
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By djb

oui monsieur, read the article, it's interesting....

oui monsieur, read the article, it's interesting.
and they even say that they aren't the first to make a 36er bike.
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By djb

re geese comment"--- took me a minute to get it,...

re geese comment"--- took me a minute to get it, but very well done.

someone gave me a pair of real chamois bike shorts once, don't remember who or when, but it was a hell of a long time ago and...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By djb

Hey Mr W, that's great that it works for you, I...

Hey Mr W, that's great that it works for you, I certainly see how it's handy to have a dip and dry out.
I think it's because I'm a skinny little bugger, but I've tried it but still find padded bike...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By djb

I certainly notice the same thing. Today i rode...

I certainly notice the same thing. Today i rode my 45mm tyred bike for the first time in a while, nearly always riding my lighter bike with 28s just because it's faster for less effort. It is...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 182,440
Posted By djb

Doug, first all all--- very nice pan shot ...

Doug, first all all--- very nice pan shot
secondly, when my wife and i were being tourists on foot in Nantes, numerous times food restaurant delivery bike dudes like this would go hammering in and...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

First of all, thanks Happy for putting that all...

First of all, thanks Happy for putting that all down. Me personally, my family, friends and the vast majority of the general Canadian population understand that this is the responsible approach to...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By djb

You gotta love those matching straps and rim...

You gotta love those matching straps and rim colour--Leave it to Beaver 1950s house siding or Chevy teal or aqua or whatever that colour was called.

pretty awesome touring setup.
and in Iceland!
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By djb

for anyone who didnt read the article, this is a...

for anyone who didnt read the article, this is a one off bike built with a specific thing in mind, but I just thought it was pretty darn cool.
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

gotcha, I thought you were meaning the actual...

gotcha, I thought you were meaning the actual width of the bars, from side to side. Ya, there are generally two different bar diameters, the old standard 26mm, and the "new" oversize 31.8mm, which is...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

the reason I thought of mentioning it was because...

the reason I thought of mentioning it was because of this riders concerns about frame size, and the issue brought up of hitting knees on bars.

Now I can't speak for how a person feels on a bike,...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By djb

Crazy awesome wacky--- 36 incher dropbar bike, oh and titanium

26in ? Passe and clearly old school
29er? Meh
27.5 in? What all the cool kids are wearing now......
but ya baby, a one-off Ti 36er dropbar gravel and washboard beater-- now we're talking ! ! !
...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By djb

Happy, let's talk about something ese. At first I...

Happy, let's talk about something ese. At first I thought a Nova SS, but the grill doesn't look nova-y
Cutless Supreme?
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By djb

thanks for getting back well, at least you'll...

thanks for getting back
well, at least you'll have something if you run into rain. Have a good ride back home and keep in mind all the universally accepted methods to reduce the risk of covid...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

hey Doug, today when I was standing for a short...

hey Doug, today when I was standing for a short steep climb on my Tricross, I took a second to look down at where my knees were positioned, and sure enough, they were very much in the space between...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

re bars to seat nose measuring--I've often...

re bars to seat nose measuring--I've often thought that this measurement is tricky because different seats must have different lengths, so logically this isn't a good thing to rely on. I tend to try...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

didnt see this response til now. Yes, I...

didnt see this response til now.
Yes, I understand. I should not touch on this topic, other than implications for a cycling trip and responsible planning health insurance coverage wise in this...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

just wanted to mention that I see this just like...

just wanted to mention that I see this just like developing the habit of being situational aware on our bikes, second guessing cars assuming they dont see us etc etc.
Because I've been in long term...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By djb

I ride various tires, 28, 35, 38, 45 and while...

I ride various tires, 28, 35, 38, 45 and while different tires ride differently, regular marathon 35s which I have on one bike, ride well enough.
im not familiar with your contis, but I strongly...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

Thanks for that clarifying. Limitations,...

Thanks for that clarifying. Limitations, specifics, and hopefully not the spectre of small print details, are all details that clearly is one of the main difference between our two countries.

It's...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 182,440
Posted By djb

poor sods going from the amount of stuff just...

poor sods
going from the amount of stuff just left about, they probably just threw up their arms and got in the car to head to town for the day.

aka Learn the lesson of eyeballing a tent site for...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By djb

indeed loaded ill do it once in a blue moon for...

indeed
loaded ill do it once in a blue moon for a few seconds but that's it.
lightly loaded maybe sometimes, nice muscle changeup
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By djb

I've thought long and hard about drops vs...

I've thought long and hard about drops vs whatever, and the main reason I stick with drops is that for me drops are more comfortable over all, specifically the different hand positions that I use...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

Re motels. I plan to carry a small empty spray...

Re motels. I plan to carry a small empty spray bottle, and have a small container of bleach, to be able to mix up quickly a spray bottle of properly diluted solution to clean common surfaces.
with...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By djb

Social distancing wearing a mask when in...

Social distancing
wearing a mask when in proximity to people, as a consideration for other people in case you are asymptomatic, and who may then come into contact with older or fragile people with...
07-02-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By djb

in total seriousness, a while back, my dad saw...

in total seriousness, a while back, my dad saw that the sticker tag had been cut off his new hospital type bed electric bed mattress and told me in all seriousness that this was illegal.

so I...
07-02-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By djb

Double post

Double post
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By djb

For all of you Americans, the rest of us look at...

For all of you Americans, the rest of us look at your situation and we just hope that the proper measures that we and other countries have taken, will be heeded and followed.
Cultural and political...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

this is not the first time Doug has used this...

this is not the first time Doug has used this line, but you know what? Its absolutely true!

mlux, I still think it's worth slapping on a long stem that is also angled upwards. You can easily...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By djb

will try to remember that detail...thks

will try to remember that detail...thks
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

Mlux, finally saw the photos, and it does look...

Mlux, finally saw the photos, and it does look like you are cramped, which does match up with what you described.
in the shot where we can see the stem, yup it's a real angled one, and pretty...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

I'm like Doug, I've generally had to put shorter...

I'm like Doug, I've generally had to put shorter stems on bikes, and at 5'10.5" my great fitting 54cm Tricross , 545mm toptube and I think 90mm stem works great, although with seat moved back on...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

If comfortable, you could also take a well lined...

If comfortable, you could also take a well lined up sideways shot of you on the bike, hands on hoods, just crop out top of photo.
cuz frankly, this is all guesswork here on our part.
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

sorry, hadn't seen this message when I wrote the...

sorry, hadn't seen this message when I wrote the last one.
bar width (42cm 44, whatever) has no bearing on what stem is used, so don't worry about that
oh, do you think the steerer tube was cut...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

my go fast bike clearly has a more aggressive...

my go fast bike clearly has a more aggressive position like your ruby, and that's fine. What I've very much found for touring, as you want, that a more conservative setup is really nice for touring,...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,138
Posted By djb

Mlux, I forgot to add that my 5 foot wife's bike...

Mlux, I forgot to add that my 5 foot wife's bike is an XS surly troll, and her road bike is a similar sized giant women's frame, so at 5'3" you would certainly seem to be in the ballpark.

re those...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,527
Posted By djb

My bike has 9 spd tiagra sti's on it and I only...

My bike has 9 spd tiagra sti's on it and I only got around to doing it a few years ago when I did a big overhaul of the whole bike, including new housings. Took some photos before to recall the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,527
Posted By djb

I remember thinking it might be tricky with the...

I remember thinking it might be tricky with the routing, but then realized that all the UK bikes are set up that way, so just a matter of using common sense of which way to have the housings not bind...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,527
Posted By djb

si senor. I did this with my sti bike, brake...

si senor. I did this with my sti bike, brake cables under bar tape, you just gotta figure the best route for housings not to have binding, but not that hard to do.
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