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Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By djb

you are going to be in nw south america in a few...

you are going to be in nw south america in a few months also right? as you said the other day in the "high humidity" thread, so you will travelling a lot from Guatemala.

"Last month in Guatemala...
Forum: Touring
06-04-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By djb

clabrat, the underlined sentences pretty much sum...

clabrat, the underlined sentences pretty much sum it up, that its always going to be a combination of shorts, seat and seat/bike position.

Better made padded bike shorts do make a difference, but...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,756
Posted By djb

hey buddy, get your story straight, it aint...

hey buddy, get your story straight, it aint aluminum, its titanium.....sheesh.
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By djb

in the last couple of years, I've laughed a few...

in the last couple of years, I've laughed a few times because I have had my many, many decades old cotton bandana from my teenage days in the bottom of my handlebar bag, and I've only ever used it...
05-27-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By djb

not particularly related, but sort of--Pedros...

not particularly related, but sort of--Pedros tire levers are exceedingly tough, and while there is a larger "pry off doohicky" Ive seen photos of, these pedros levers are still smallish, but a heck...
05-26-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,556
Posted By djb

When one begins to pay more attention to small...

When one begins to pay more attention to small pressure changes in how handling and rider comfort are concerned, this is where a small light gauge really shines.

Going from too harsh pressure to...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,624
Posted By djb

Doug's comment about courtesy to drivers is a...

Doug's comment about courtesy to drivers is a good one, and I've always ridden my bike also thinking like a car driver, and have no problem pulling off the road if it helps a group of cars get by a...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By djb

if those three guys were getting ready for a bike...

if those three guys were getting ready for a bike tour, they'd need to buy some of these--

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/rat-trap-pedals
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,624
Posted By djb

this is key and in general, every situation...

this is key

and in general, every situation is different, and some bike riders do not have the situational awareness of what is behind them, or they take a not dangerous situation as dangerous--I...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,398
Posted By djb

as with a lot of bike related stuff, in the end,...

as with a lot of bike related stuff, in the end, whatever works for you is the best ("you" as in everyone)
I also found that in very hot riding conditions, only the padded bike shorts are the most...
05-20-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By djb

last year I overhauled a friends bike and she had...

last year I overhauled a friends bike and she had been told that she needed a new hub. The cones were pitted, but after a lot of searching through bike store cardboard boxes of orphan cones, I found...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,624
Posted By djb

while travelling in other countries, I have...

while travelling in other countries, I have considered getting an extension something or other and having an orange flag or whatever, but never actually did because overall, drivers were generally...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,364
Posted By djb

Mr Fuji, you havent piped in, are you in your 20s...

Mr Fuji, you havent piped in, are you in your 20s in North America, or are you in yours 60s in India?

Going from the bikes you own, you probably aren't a starving student, but then again, even if...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,364
Posted By djb

fuji owner, lets talk now about gear and gear...

fuji owner, lets talk now about gear and gear choices and costs.

for someone starting from scratch, looking at the internets and what is in and cool and light and great, its pretty easy to come to...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By djb

I am tempted to buy their "road bike #3...

I am tempted to buy their "road bike #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) "

and especially because it has 25, yes 25 speeds.

12 and a half cog cassettes are...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By djb

Ortlieb made in China knockoff / copy / scam ?

saw this advertised on my local used stuff website
95 litres!!!
...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By djb

good to know those details. heck, in that case,...

good to know those details.
heck, in that case, having pulled kiddies in trailers for many a year, its all doable, and I even pulled a trailer on a similar bike with 28's also, although it did have...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By djb

just be aware that the LHT has changed its...

just be aware that the LHT has changed its parts/specs recently.

oh wait, I just checked and it appears that they have stopped listing the crankset to be the sora 50/39/30 and 9 speed, and back...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By djb

I think you should just ask Meryl Streep. ...

I think you should just ask Meryl Streep.

what are your thoughts, tell us about the Marin and why we should keep it, or even consider it to stay on the island?
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By djb

I believe mine is a 97, and they had gone...

I believe mine is a 97, and they had gone aluminium at that point. Pretty stiff slash harsh rear end, but because of that it's rather composed with a heavy rear load.
I debated using it for my...
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,705
Posted By djb

I didnt see any careless riding while filming,...

I didnt see any careless riding while filming, certainly didnt appear that way to me.
I looked very quickly at the artlcle, did it say he had been away and had no address?

unfortunately, the...
Forum: Touring
12-29-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,238
Posted By djb

whenever someone asks about trips far off, with...

whenever someone asks about trips far off, with really no idea of what travelling and or bike touring experience the two of you have, I always recommend going to the cgoab site and looking...
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