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Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By djb

And re the whole hard case thing It's all fun...

And re the whole hard case thing
It's all fun and games until you have a little crash, or your bike gets blown over by the wind against something hard and sharp edged, or you need to put your...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By djb

Nice one there Mr Kingston!

Nice one there Mr Kingston!
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By djb

Re upside down. You guys may laugh, but I shot...

Re upside down.
You guys may laugh, but I shot many years with view cameras, and the image on the ground glass is upside down, so you actually got used to composing, framing, everything, with an...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By djb

Well mr ti, while there were and are hard cases...

Well mr ti, while there were and are hard cases on motorsickles, nearly 40 years ago I had a snazzy red cordura tank bag that strapped onto my snazzy red Yamaha. It came in handy holding my Nikon on...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 969
Posted By djb

all understandable feelings Mr Ti from a fellow...

all understandable feelings Mr Ti
from a fellow dad
Im sure I would feel a lot better if my daughter headed out with a companion.
08-21-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By djb

I know what you mean. My similarly geared bike is...

I know what you mean. My similarly geared bike is a 26in wheeled bike, and I spin out at about 50-55kph, and thats really spinning out, very fast cadence. Especially if you are not into going fast,...
08-21-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By djb

its not a competition, but funnily enough, if...

its not a competition, but funnily enough, if you had asked me if there was a bottle opener on it, I would have said no.
Tend to carry an old swiss army knive , so would have used the bottle...
08-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By djb

another suggestion recommendation of a good multi...

another suggestion recommendation of a good multi tool

mine is a lexyne rap 20, the chain tool looks similar to the one that this guy shows
I was amazed how competently the chain tool works. I...
08-21-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By djb

oh, check out Park Tools tutorial video series,...

oh, check out Park Tools tutorial video series, great well made vids that help explain stuff and show good techniques. Trusted and well produced, lighting, sound, camera....there are loads of them...
08-21-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By djb

glad it worked out for you, and it does feel good...

glad it worked out for you, and it does feel good to do something yourself doesnt it?

Perhaps have someone check the adjustment on the bb to make sure that the hollowtech is neither too tight,...
08-21-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By djb

unlike most here, I figure I'm a classic...

unlike most here, I figure I'm a classic "bumbler" thru doing mechanical stuff. Ive had screechy bikes, and have had to bumble my way through multiple toe-in attempts, cleaning rims etc before...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 969
Posted By djb

as I am in the east, and never had bear spray...

as I am in the east, and never had bear spray here, I dont really know the laws about it. I did buy some 20 odd years ago out in British Columbia, in grizzly land, for hiking, but thats the only time...
08-21-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By djb

toe in is generally the reason here. but I second...

toe in is generally the reason here. but I second taking a close look at the surface of the pads to see if any embedded stuff is in there, flecks of aluminum from the rims, or tiny bit of stone...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By djb

one real factor to take into account, as you are...

one real factor to take into account, as you are surely aware, is the whole aspect of taking up more space on the road and more spread out wheels that are going to hit a big pothole even if other...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By djb

thanks for coming back and giving a "thankyou" ...

thanks for coming back and giving a "thankyou"
Yup, that was one hell of a fast and furious trip, but hey, we all gotta ride our own rides, and its all good.

Don't worry, you'll slow down over...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 969
Posted By djb

nice to see some calm responses from other...

nice to see some calm responses from other Americans regarding the realities of a firearm. As a Canadian this is a completely foreign topic and frankly one I would never have even thought of.

but...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

Monsieur 14, j'ai les bons amies qui habitent...

Monsieur 14, j'ai les bons amies qui habitent dans la Perche.

cool trip, must have been fun.
08-20-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By djb

Buy yourself a proper pedal wrench, it's worth...

Buy yourself a proper pedal wrench, it's worth it.
Make sure everything is clean and regrease pedal threads.

But yes, it could very well be shoe cleats.
Process by elimination if possible,...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By djb

I certainly have, the problem is every time they...

I certainly have, the problem is every time they wave me in, I end up falling into this cement trench sort of thing.
Granted, they get the job done lickity split, but I am sore afterwards for a few...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By djb

Really is going to depend on the route and roads...

Really is going to depend on the route and roads chosen. I reckon the answer is all over the map depending on route choice, going from people I know who have ridden in S America. This is exactly why...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

hey Stef, some lovely mountain passes and valleys...

hey Stef, some lovely mountain passes and valleys there aren't there?

so whats the story behind the horse taxi, did you or your traveling buddy break another bone?

oh, and the box of stuff for...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

thanks for the comment. Kinda confirms the view I...

thanks for the comment. Kinda confirms the view I already had.
cheers
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

that made me smile....

that made me smile....
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By djb

Ive used Chamois Buttr and tried some Assos...

Ive used Chamois Buttr and tried some Assos stuff. The Buttr one is available in numerous bike stores and simply because it was there the reason we have bought some tubes over the years.
The Assos...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

very lush environment, again reminds me of some...

very lush environment, again reminds me of some Central American places.
and pretty cool tunnel too.

an aside, as a Kiwi, what is your take (in general) on the view that Kiwi drivers are fast...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

Thanks, was fun to hear. Boys and drinking eh?...

Thanks, was fun to hear.
Boys and drinking eh? The same in so many countries.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

stefan, hope the music turned you on as much as...

stefan, hope the music turned you on as much as it apparently did the accordianist ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

hey there old geezer ;-) I have a friend who is...

hey there old geezer ;-)
I have a friend who is extremely smart, but has this "big ring" thing in his head about equating to it being admirable or tough or who knows what, but something along the...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By djb

taking chain lube on a trip is a given. Gotta...

taking chain lube on a trip is a given. Gotta take care of that drivetrain. A clean and lubed drivetrain is a happy drivetrain.
A rag to do those super quick wipes to remove excess lube before dirt...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x778/mexico2018_seashell_hills_8cf1ba82c2a37f326a0e145147b89c82822e30b7.jpg
for the Kiwi, this is why it jogged the memory cells....boring...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

ya, the real working powerband of the bike I...

ya, the real working powerband of the bike I raced was about 2k rpm, and I had had a 175cc two stroke enduro, so just very used to moving through 6 spd gearboxes constantly.
Oh, and on the prod bike...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

Re hitting knees. Tonight I went for an hour...

Re hitting knees.
Tonight I went for an hour loop ride I do sometimes with a bunch of climbing and some fast descents. A few times I go around tight uphill corners in first gear standing, and...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

Certainly not always, but I think riding and...

Certainly not always, but I think riding and racing two strokes with narrow power bands on paved circuits engrained in me keeping track of what gear I was in, plus I've always followed motorsport...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

very pretty hills though. Remind me of some hills...

very pretty hills though. Remind me of some hills I passed in Mexico last year. A local told me that they called these ones "the seashell hills", which was a perfect name for them dont you think?
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

I rarely but sometimes make mistakes with my...

I rarely but sometimes make mistakes with my brifters, but I figure all the years of riding motorcycles has ingrained in how I keep track of what gear Im in religiously. For those who only drive...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 107,319
Posted By djb

oi, Mr Teaspoon, are those Kiwi mountains? The...

oi, Mr Teaspoon, are those Kiwi mountains?
The third shot down and those very cool looking sculpted ones are very very neat.
I like riding in mountainous areas, so the shots really caught my eye....
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

all this talk about dt shifting--I use my old dt...

all this talk about dt shifting--I use my old dt touring bike as my winter indoor trainer bike, and for me the hand movement and everything still comes completely naturally and in my case doesnt...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

Hi stae, thanks for putting that all down, and...

Hi stae, thanks for putting that all down, and most kind of sum up why I went with Gevenalle and not bar ends.

That number 5 is priceless!
Cheers
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

one would suspect that thats part of it. Maybe...

one would suspect that thats part of it. Maybe the "banging them with knees" thing was in the back of their heads also.
I havent used bar ends enough to really have an opinion on sprinting and all...
08-14-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By djb

hey there Dafydd, did you put this chain on...

hey there Dafydd,
did you put this chain on your bike?
If you did, we always have to take a few links off a new chain, and we have to do that chain length test, "big-big not thru derailleur" to...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By djb

glad it worked out, but as the others with more...

glad it worked out, but as the others with more disc experience have stated, its probably always better to do stuff to the pads first, to see if thats the issue, rather than reducing thickness of...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By djb

thanks, will look into that at some point. I...

thanks, will look into that at some point. I would need to look at a diagram of them to really understand properly what you describe, I admit I dont properly visualize the C ring right now.
I will...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By djb

as a Brit, one thing to take into consideration...

as a Brit, one thing to take into consideration with driving is that if you are tired, the risks will be more for "going on instinct" for side of the road situations.
No clear answer here, but I do...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By djb

Trev, first of all, I agree with your view of...

Trev, first of all, I agree with your view of mechanical and the no worry of this and that.
Second I laughed when I had to look up zfg
But thirdly, I still think it's worth putting in some spacer...
08-12-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By djb

Mr mooney, I dunno, I cant imagine that a fairly...

Mr mooney, I dunno, I cant imagine that a fairly new deore rd is slack. Heck, I have a nearly 30 yr old one on my old touring bike that is still good and snappy, and have a 9 or 10 season old one on...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By djb

thanks, dont know if it would fit into a BB7...

thanks, dont know if it would fit into a BB7 properly. How about I take a rain cheque? I'll try to swing by a store sometime and get my rotor thickness checked, and at the same time Ill ask about...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

its funny, but I always shifted only with my...

its funny, but I always shifted only with my right hand for both dt levers, often both at the same time with diff fingers, but it would still seem to me to intuitivley want the front der to be a left...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,986
Posted By djb

chuckle. Ive met a couple of ironmen and ladies,...

chuckle. Ive met a couple of ironmen and ladies, and holy kadoodles thats nuts what they do. Rather diff cycling take on stuff I find, in my miniscule number of folks Ive met...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By djb

well, I guess Ed that I could get my grubby...

well, I guess Ed that I could get my grubby fingers on these also, but on a trip, it might be nice when you often end up rushing to prep the bike before a flight, to have one of these in a nook in a...
08-12-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By djb

hey there Welshman, or woman, check out this...

hey there Welshman, or woman,

check out this reliable, well made, how to vid.
My guess also is chain is a bit too long, its easy to find out, if you can figure out how to undo your chain,...
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