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Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By djb

nope, was too lazy at that point and had other...

nope, was too lazy at that point and had other stuff to do.
Haven't done that in a while, and will take a peek sometime. In the past Ive disassembled various rd's to get all the gunk out, but I dont...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By djb

the squeaky pulley wheel gets the silicone spray, not grease

figured, "what the heck", I'd post about this, was kind of funny and a first for me

out for a ride yesterday, hearing this occasional high pitched and short lived squeak from the rear end when...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

Ya I didn't think it was you. I asked about the...

Ya I didn't think it was you.
I asked about the bugs because I've been tempted to do an overnighter North of Montreal but that area and recent weather pretty much guaranteed that the black flies...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

two questions-- who is the old geezer trying to...

two questions--
who is the old geezer trying to light that nice dock on fire?

and two, were the black flies out?
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,460
Posted By djb

oh, didn't know. folks have asked about you...

oh, didn't know.
folks have asked about you and wondered if you were alright.
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By djb

I have four generations of ortliebs: - bungee...

I have four generations of ortliebs:
- bungee elastic band and hook type from early 90s,
- maybe early 2000s maybe with tab but limited movement and straight shape single slot for it to slide in...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,460
Posted By djb

ditto schmitto for me too on all accounts, have...

ditto schmitto for me too on all accounts, have never had to change out a cable on a tripbut carry one of each always too
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,460
Posted By djb

FIETS!! HE LIVES. HE LIVES yup, welcome...

FIETS!!

HE LIVES. HE LIVES

yup, welcome back. Hope you are well and safe.
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Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By djb

To the person asking, goes to show that there are...

To the person asking, goes to show that there are no exact answers of which way works best, so play around and try different setups and see how the panniers are. Filling them with stuff is a good...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By djb

Indeedee And we always come back to this, in...

Indeedee
And we always come back to this, in cycling as in life, "there is always another hill"

Seriously, include hills in regular rides. You'll get stronger gradually and you'll start getting...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,735
Posted By djb

smart advice dude

smart advice dude
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By djb

I have to disagree with most of youz here. it is...

I have to disagree with most of youz here. it is important from my experience to have an opposing forces thing going on between the lower tab and one of the upper clamp attachment points.
What I...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

between Glock gun references, porti potty (here...

between Glock gun references, porti potty (here in Canada these are those portable bathrooms, usually blue and often with corrigated sides like the wall in this photo) and the ambigious between the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,460
Posted By djb

muy chistoso! that's really funny. Because I...

muy chistoso!
that's really funny.
Because I do all my mechanical work (nearly all) I'm pretty picky of who I let touch my bike. Last time in Mexico a nice old guy did an adjustment on my front...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By djb

you know, Ive been wanting to poke fun at this a...

you know, Ive been wanting to poke fun at this a few times so far, but figured Id better not go there with a 3 metre long pole.....
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By djb

thanks. I know someone who put these add on types...

thanks. I know someone who put these add on types on a bike, but I've never ridden them.
Really not my thing, but still interesting to see.
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By djb

neat,thanks,you learn something every day.

neat,thanks,you learn something every day.
05-27-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By djb

Is it just me, seems to me thicker grease lasts...

Is it just me, seems to me thicker grease lasts longer. Generally have used Phil's for ages.
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By djb

For me it fits in with the whole bars, grips...

For me it fits in with the whole bars, grips thing, and the fact that you're a hippy dippy musician (aren't you the guitarist dude? Just kidding, but honestly I think it looks kinda neat and...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By djb

I know I'm like a broken record, but schwalbe...

I know I'm like a broken record, but schwalbe Supremes apparently have a tubeless version.
I like them a lot. But you'll have to check width availability for your wheel size.
My part 2 review of...
05-26-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By djb

Boy, we should call the SPCA because someone sure...

Boy, we should call the SPCA because someone sure was abusing that puppy!
shudder to think of nether region possible injures if it had just failed on its own,.
05-26-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By djb

Seat post snapping is pretty darn weird. do be...

Seat post snapping is pretty darn weird.
do be aware of the minimum insert mark on all seat posts and don't go above it.
I'd check your frame and seat tube to see if there was damage.
I'm...
05-26-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By djb

I've tended to put more than less and just wipe...

I've tended to put more than less and just wipe off the overflowing excess.
also over the decades I've noticed that higher end hubs, ie xt type level, have better seals and keep both amount and...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By djb

until this covid thing is resolved, I just can't...

until this covid thing is resolved, I just can't help but wondering how travel and risk assessment will be.
good luck with this and researching it
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,026
Posted By djb

don't worry, when I reported it I staunchly...

don't worry, when I reported it I staunchly defended you.

and yes, re these bags, not worth it. Go with a known quantity. Heck just the mounting ortlieb has is worth the difference.
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By djb

Ying yang

Ying yang
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,026
Posted By djb

I sent a message to forum people to remove the...

I sent a message to forum people to remove the link that now shows the offensive stuff on the first page
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,026
Posted By djb

Woah indy, it would appear the link you put up...

Woah
indy, it would appear the link you put up last year just got porn bombed.
see previous page of topic. Never seen that before here

you know, a neighbor of mine may have bought a pair of...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

I've only seem these megarange things on low end...

I've only seem these megarange things on low end bikes
and yes, going to a cassette rear wheel would be good, but heck, it might be a 27in wheel, and he's already mulling about wanting to do a big...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By djb

I assume this is a far off in future trip idea? ...

I assume this is a far off in future trip idea?
go to cgoab, you'll find route ideas and other useful info
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

I've only replaced freewheels on low end bikes...

I've only replaced freewheels on low end bikes I've fixed up, so the 6 and 7 speed ones made by sunrace have been fine in the 13-28 range, so haven't really looked further.
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By djb

yup, no right or wrong. My 3 person tent at about...

yup, no right or wrong. My 3 person tent at about 7 lbs is certainly heavy by lots of tents standards today, but it was a great price, great design....its the less expensive series of msr tents, but...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

seems to me I've only ever seen this one, but ask...

seems to me I've only ever seen this one, but ask senor google
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By djb

what does this tent weigh? I've always been...

what does this tent weigh?
I've always been able to sit up in my tents. 2,3 person tents, between 5 and 7 lbs.
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

I tried looking at the cogs and the first six are...

I tried looking at the cogs and the first six are reasonable, I think 14,16,18,20,22,24 and then the giraffe jump to 34
I actually considered adjusting the high screw to avoid its use, but in the...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By djb

this is my experience also, warm weather and keep...

this is my experience also, warm weather and keep food out of any tent, size regardless.

but it's always a judgement call, personal call re living space, and most often, mullah, clams and...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

By the way, 24 granny with a 26t is 25 gear...

By the way, 24 granny with a 26t is 25 gear inches

With a 28 it's 23 gear inches

23 might be ok if you load lightly, are strong, and willing to walk sometimes

it'll come down to how much...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

that's exactlywhat I took off.

that's exactlywhat I took off.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

I just replaced an old rusty freewheel with a...

I just replaced an old rusty freewheel with a 13-28 7 speed, 15 bucks I think, sunrace probably, so options are there.
what is your triple? Did you neglect to write down the midring?

I have an...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By djb

Hope I'm not repeating, but the other day riding...

Hope I'm not repeating, but the other day riding up a hill with my hands on the tops of my drop bars, made me realize that this is by far my preferred climbing steep stuff position, always has been,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

you Americans are a funny lot.

you Americans are a funny lot.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By djb

they do work, bought one for a friend with very...

they do work, bought one for a friend with very similar complaints. If cables are long enough, could easily be a 5 min change to see if it helps.
plus then of course stem options to help with...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

do you think you can put all your stuff on bike...

do you think you can put all your stuff on bike as is?
think gearing will be ok?I can't tell what chain rings you have.
You can use clamps to put front rack on, and basic panniers for front,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

Photo made it look worse, seems to me some much...

Photo made it look worse, seems to me some much smaller ones were worse for smoke and heat from flames, and I really waited until wind let up., Unfortunately my ugly mug can't be blamed on brush fire...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

Did you and or do you know how to repack hubs...

Did you and or do you know how to repack hubs etc, would be needed if old. My 1991 tourer had black rims too like this.
126mm rear spaced hub?
6, 7 speed?
Rear hub will determine if you can easily...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By djb

no matter what you change to, your steerer is...

no matter what you change to, your steerer is still going to be low, and maybe your existing bars are too low and too far away. A shorter and higher angled stem could help a lot, but in any case,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,059
Posted By djb

A bike more suited to carrying full camping gear...

A bike more suited to carrying full camping gear and gearing for that, better brakes etc will of course be appreciated, but lets look at it this way, you'll have louts of time being attentive and...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

Morning Doug, makes me think of all the times...

Morning Doug, makes me think of all the times having to ride through smoke from purpose lit fires to clear the roadside brush throughout my trips in Latin America. This would have been the worst one,...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 171,454
Posted By djb

Hey Doug, pervy women aside, what I want to know...

Hey Doug, pervy women aside, what I want to know is what the heck frame that is with that odd forward buttressing tube. Clearly says cannondale, but is that a goofy cannondale mountain bike from...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By djb

c.f. feller, he's from one of the eastern...

c.f. feller, he's from one of the eastern provinces in Canada, most likely a lot more limited in store options than a lot of us.
but yes, getting a tent one person larger than actual people has...
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