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Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By djb

Re weights, my super old manitou suspension fork...

Re weights, my super old manitou suspension fork is rather light but it doesn't have a lock out. I've toured with it with a handlebar bag and it was still ok and didn't pogo enough to bother me,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By djb

Chuckle. My wife's troll is the newer version so...

Chuckle. My wife's troll is the newer version so has 11the Uber barnacle fork. Looks pretty darn silly and the bike probably weighs a lb more just cuz of the bloody bolts in it. I like having some...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By djb

Re putting a rigid fork I can't teach you, but...

Re putting a rigid fork
I can't teach you, but it's in your best interests to learn and understand as much as you can about fork dimensions, rake, trail, so that you can be sure of a fork change. If...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 157,264
Posted By djb

Thanks. I still like looking at them after all...

Thanks. I still like looking at them after all these years.
re fixed lens, I shot for so long with a handful of fixed lenses I'm very used to it, but I do like the reasonable zoom on my Nikon and...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By djb

thanks T, I actually wasnt careful enough in my...

thanks T, I actually wasnt careful enough in my writing, and meant that question for Paul, the fellow asking about this ....but you taking the time to write out your details might be good for him to...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,233
Posted By djb

interesting points. Neat to see that sealant can...

interesting points. Neat to see that sealant can work in cold, I kinda figured it must, knowing that most likely some winter riders use it. This is all new to me, so didnt know that.

re tires,...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By djb

Thanks, it was actually fun, we were chatting and...

Thanks, it was actually fun, we were chatting and I looked down at computer and saw the 3.4,5,6 just as muy wife said, yup we're going 3.5....
I had hundreds of snowy slippy front wheel understeer...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By djb

Very good point Mr tmsn as for triples, I know...

Very good point Mr tmsn
as for triples, I know we come across as a bunch of old goofs stuck in the past, but triples sure as heck have advantages on a bike that will have 25 or 40lbs of stuff on it...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,233
Posted By djb

good sales job, and I do value people's...

good sales job, and I do value people's experience with any new thing. I'm sure I will try it sometime.
re flats, in my riding reality, I get maybe one flat per year, some years no flats. Ride an...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By djb

The other day with my bike that has a 16.7 gear...

The other day with my bike that has a 16.7 gear inch low, I rode it up a short steep section unloaded beside my wife pushing her bike up the hill, so that we could talk and I hate pushing bikes.
...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By djb

no problem. I take it you are all mostly...

no problem.
I take it you are all mostly staying Iin and not going to work etc like in England, Scotland and us here in Canada?
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,023
Posted By djb

Happy-- a nice montage and ode to bikes in...

Happy-- a nice montage and ode to bikes in general, especially interesting is your take on how fatter tires get you into different places and a different mindset.

refresh-- re horizontal...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By djb

You're probably right. I know early on I had my...

You're probably right. I know early on I had my first b17 set up all wrong and felt hard stuff back there, and can sometimes feel something if I really skooch too far back and press hard like on a...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,023
Posted By djb

Cycco is certainly right about the troll having...

Cycco is certainly right about the troll having short chain stays, I wear 42 size shoes or 8.5 so heel strike could be a real problem for larger shoes depending on the rack and bags.
re tire size, I...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,233
Posted By djb

Let us know how it goes. Here I just don't have...

Let us know how it goes. Here I just don't have the need, and patching is so easy and permanent that this is not an issue, so don't really understand you finding it problematic.
be aware that...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By djb

Jambon, didn't use a ruler but did a quick look...

Jambon, didn't use a ruler but did a quick look at both and it would appear that the c rails are a bit longer, maybe a cm.

hard to tell though because of hard to determine where the end points...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
Posted By djb

That's right, I had forgotten it was cold. I've...

That's right, I had forgotten it was cold. I've never done a trip in cold, but do ride all Canadian winter so am aware of needing different clothes.
I'm not a minimalist, certain things are worth...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
Posted By djb

KC, from memory your bike looked it was awfully...

KC, from memory your bike looked it was awfully friggin heavy. The most Ive carried is maybe 50-55lbs filled to the gills with extra water food etc, I honestly dont know the weight, just guessing...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
Posted By djb

if possible to get even a rough elevation gain of...

if possible to get even a rough elevation gain of a day, it really helps in knowing how hard the day will be. Around 1000m of gain, so 3000something feet, is a fairly good day, but of course every...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
Posted By djb

no personal experience, but a suggestion if you...

no personal experience, but a suggestion if you can, to try to find the elevation gain you had on a given day on your overly ambitious daily expected mileage trip last year, to hopefully have a...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By djb

as per the Euros mention, are you in the UK? ...

as per the Euros mention, are you in the UK?
are you thinking of going dropbars?

oh, just looked up the bike and see its a UK based company, so you probably are from there.
I did see that it...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,023
Posted By djb

LHT is limited in tire width compared to a Troll....

LHT is limited in tire width compared to a Troll.
If off road tendencies are in the books, go with a frameset that can go up to 2.5 2.75ish for older frames, and up to 3in front and back in the...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By djb

Re temps vs flexibility certainly makes sense,...

Re temps vs flexibility
certainly makes sense, rubber is rubber, stiffer when cold, more pliant when warm.
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By djb

re hardness/stiffer rubber--I may be imagining...

re hardness/stiffer rubber--I may be imagining it, but I think mine got more flexible the more I actually used it. Even though I bought it used, it had not really been used, so essentially new, so I...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By djb

hey there Mr Irish Ham,I ride both and I'll have...

hey there Mr Irish Ham,I ride both and I'll have to look at both to see about rail length, although might be hard as both are onbikes. Dont hold your breath.

some general thoughts on both,...
Forum: Touring
03-26-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,023
Posted By djb

As mentioned, there are threadless frames from...

As mentioned, there are threadless frames from that era. My rockhopper from probably 97 is threadless, and headset still in good shape after mucho years and kms ridden.

it will come down to...
03-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

thanks tmsn, as always, confirming proper studies...

thanks tmsn, as always, confirming proper studies and backed up science is always the way that as responsible adults, we share important information, and while appearing to be still in the anedotal...
03-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

all the best with work stuff and may the firewall...

all the best with work stuff and may the firewall keep effective.
and it goes without saying, be careful there Paul Bunyan with the swiinging heavy sharp thingee ;-)
Happy sawing. Good activity....
03-25-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

thanks for photos Mr Happ as I have been doing...

thanks for photos Mr Happ
as I have been doing eldercare for families, and my main family lost their loved one a short time ago, combined with the fact that I cannot visit other clients that are in...
03-25-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

hey PW, fun to see the photos. Glad you got out...

hey PW, fun to see the photos. Glad you got out for that. I've been going to a nearby city where my folks live and helping with them, basically made the decision to go and make sure that they dont...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 157,264
Posted By djb

I have been amazed for years now how the...

I have been amazed for years now how the stitching software does such a good job, not to mention the quality of cell phone cameras for a number of years also.
I was working in photography for a good...
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By djb

check out pathlesspedaled for the fellows vids on...

check out pathlesspedaled for the fellows vids on mixing and matching stuff that goes to 42t that works but officially shouldnt.

a 20-100+ gear inch range is smart, although I wouldnt go past 110....
03-18-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

stae, all the best with your summer and keeping...

stae, all the best with your summer and keeping on top of all of this vis a vis your immediate family.
As you say, even if I were younger I would most likely have the same reaction as I do now, of...
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,026
Posted By djb

Walrus and others, we have done the same thing....

Walrus and others, we have done the same thing. Crossing France a few summers ago, we got into the habit of buying yogurt, fruit etc the night before, and mix in a good amount of oats the evening...
Forum: Touring
03-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By djb

check out the good site, bikepacking.com, they...

check out the good site, bikepacking.com, they probably have done some comparisons of harneses etc.
fun site to visit anyway, lots of neat stuff on it
Forum: Touring
03-17-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By djb

I would strongly recommend heading over to the...

I would strongly recommend heading over to the Brit forum, ctc forum, as I'm sure you will get a more knowledgeable response (if you haven't already).
03-16-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

quoted from the CBC:Canada is barring entry to...

quoted from the CBC:Canada is barring entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today one of a set of extraordinary new...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By djb

brake clearance issues "usually" are not that...

brake clearance issues "usually" are not that complicated to find a work around
and I would add another voice to the view that riding with front panniers lower down certainly is more stable and...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By djb

Doing and learning bit by bit is normal. A good...

Doing and learning bit by bit is normal. A good mechanic can help with ideas of workarounds that we don't think of ourselves, that's been the case with me anyway.
good luck
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By djb

I would like to recommend to you a front rack,...

I would like to recommend to you a front rack, but there are many good ones out there, but the most important help you would get is from an experienced mechanic at a good bike store who is familiar...
03-15-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

well, pretty cool bike nonetheless. As you have...

well, pretty cool bike nonetheless. As you have figured out by now, I love all stuff bike, so its a pretty neat looking bike.
cheers
happy spring riding
03-15-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

hey there PW, that certainly looks like a Jones? ...

hey there PW, that certainly looks like a Jones?
The guy I bought my wifes Troll from had one, pretty snazzy front ends.
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 157,264
Posted By djb

very cool landscapes there Mr Kiwi.

very cool landscapes there Mr Kiwi.
03-15-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

Thanks for the update Mr sores, here in Canada...

Thanks for the update Mr sores,
here in Canada eh we are just getting into the closing of everything stage, and rightfully so to keep the numbers low to avoid over taxing health system. "Flatten the...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By djb

I guess as someone who just plain likes my Troll...

I guess as someone who just plain likes my Troll and is perfectly happy with how it rides, if the Sutra rides well for him and he likes how it looks, what the heck, sell the disc trucker and use the...
03-13-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,225
Posted By djb

hear you there PW. I work in elder care and this...

hear you there PW. I work in elder care and this certainly adds in another wrench into things re plans, specifically wanting to visit my family in Scotland and combine it with a bike trip....
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By djb

You haven't ridden it yet but you liked the look...

You haven't ridden it yet but you liked the look of it only, so if it rides well enough, just sell the other bike.
what's the point of having essentially two same bikes?
you didn't really need us...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By djb

my wife is in this height range, and she loves...

my wife is in this height range, and she loves her Surly Troll XS
As mentioned, 26in wheeled bikes have the advantage of not having toe overlap in small frames, but either a LHT or a Troll or a...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By djb

absolutely right indy. A rack like that will be...

absolutely right indy.
A rack like that will be easily 75, fenders are at least 60, and a b17 sells for about 150+ here, and these are conservative low numbers.

Mr Quebec city, how wide tires...
Forum: Touring
03-11-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By djb

salut mr walou As a Canadian, I am familiar...

salut mr walou
As a Canadian, I am familiar with the MEC bike as well as the Sutra.
The National is a great bike, and here is a question--why do you think you want to change the wheelset?
And...
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