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Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By djb

As someone who takes an effort to keep my...

As someone who takes an effort to keep my drivetrain clean generally, fenders on my touring bike mean less gritty stuff gets thrown up on my chain from front tire, and this means my chain lasts...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By djb

well no matter what, the Sutra is a really nice...

well no matter what, the Sutra is a really nice bike. The 48/36/26 crankset is great, and you can easily change the 26 to a 24 or even 22.
re toe overlap, you should be able to find out on the...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By djb

What size frame do you use? I ask because 700...

What size frame do you use?
I ask because 700 wheels on a smaller frame will most likely involve toe overlap, almost certainly with fenders on.
Just be aware.
01-21-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By djb

This I've got the same tube of white grease...

This
I've got the same tube of white grease from decades ago that I use for seat posts and pedal threads.
Always grease threads, and even after years only a tap of a mallet or hammer will release a...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By djb

dont know what you win, but good find. you...

dont know what you win, but good find.

you know the thing I thought of the most of this trip was riding a three person bike on dirt roads....ooooooof....tough.
I ride a lot on snow and have...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By djb

Re fender width and a dissenting view, I've twice...

Re fender width and a dissenting view, I've twice used fenders on bikes where the official fender width capability is right at the limit, ie my tires are at the high end of recommended tire widths....
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By djb

Hey there senor A, you know I was going to say...

Hey there senor A, you know I was going to say that doing a trip like that takes balls, but that would be terribly inappropriate and technically wrong, so I shant stoop that low ;-)

dumbassery...
Forum: Touring
01-19-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By djb

and dont forget that diff width of rims can...

and dont forget that diff width of rims can change the real life width of tires. My usual example I bring up is my 2 inch tires 50-51mm tires actually measuring 45mm on my rims, although proper 40mm...
Forum: Touring
01-18-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4,415
Views: 2,101,769
Posted By djb

Goog luck, an experienced mechanic should be...

Goog luck, an experienced mechanic should be able to help with ideas if it's not working out.
like I said, I've had some angle of racks on bikes, more with rear racks, but given that those...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By djb

Thanks kc the nice surprise is that I like how...

Thanks kc
the nice surprise is that I like how the bike handles with drops also. Very happy with the handling, even with the very shirt stem.
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,415
Views: 2,101,769
Posted By djb

digger, there's something goofy going on with...

digger, there's something goofy going on with your front rack and the front panniers angle. Are you certain things are set up properly? Its not a big deal if things arent perfectly level, but those...
01-15-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By djb

Geez, that's pretty serious. Hate to mention it,...

Geez, that's pretty serious. Hate to mention it, but do be sure about reverse thread on the left hand crank. Sorry if you know already..
i guess penetrating oil for a day or so is next up.
Maybe...
01-15-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By djb

He or she did not say a bike shop told him. What...

He or she did not say a bike shop told him. What they read I believe was the comment.
01-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By djb

SHRINKAGE! Cool idea (sic)Will keep that idea...

SHRINKAGE!
Cool idea (sic)Will keep that idea in mind.

I still find the rubber mallet sharp tap to work pretty darn well.
01-15-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By djb

my 97 rockhopper doesnt agree with your fact,...

my 97 rockhopper doesnt agree with your fact, neither does my friends 1990 Miyata cross bike
Forum: Touring
01-15-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 143,810
Posted By djb

hi doug, meant to comment on the embalming fuilid...

hi doug, meant to comment on the embalming fuilid bottle building--wow that is weird, not the bottles, but the embalming fluid bottle thing....I guess thats what they had in hand, but it does make...
Forum: Touring
01-15-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By djb

thanks for those links. re drivers, someone...

thanks for those links.
re drivers, someone here once described it as, kiwis drive a lot, and expect to be able to hold 100kph or more at all times, so are impatient with bikes getting in the way of...
01-14-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 879
Posted By djb

to you guys with lots of experience, what do you...

to you guys with lots of experience, what do you think of the 80psi thing, could that be a factor?
As a 135lb er , I sometime run my 28s with tubes to maybe 80 rear or a bit less, and then less psi...
01-14-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 879
Posted By djb

and thorn goat head issue aside, I generally ride...

and thorn goat head issue aside, I generally ride about 5000kms per year and maybe get one flat a year average over many many years. And can have seasons with no flats. So for my riding area and...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By djb

hey mr aco, I should have brought this up before,...

hey mr aco, I should have brought this up before, but while Kiwis (New Zealanders) are generally very friendly folks, they are impatient and FAST drivers, so don't mess around and please use a mirror...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By djb

oops, I obviously mixed up the details from our...

oops, I obviously mixed up the details from our pm discussion from a few years ago....sorry.
those pipes....ooooo....those pipes.....(stock ones remember, sexier than heck back in the day)
01-14-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 879
Posted By djb

tubeless clearly has advantages when riding in...

tubeless clearly has advantages when riding in areas with thorns that are all over the place and result in getting ten flats a day or more.
this fellow made it clear that there was no apparent and...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By djb

whats on second, whos on third get with it...

whats on second, whos on third
get with it buddy
(howdy twin Honda feller)
01-14-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 879
Posted By djb

The couple of times I've had rapid deflations...

The couple of times I've had rapid deflations have also been from weird rare "shiskabobing" from a long nail that got flicked up and stabbed rear tire, another time same thing but a long flat piece...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By djb

Another aspect of aesthetics, specifically re ...

Another aspect of aesthetics, specifically re fenders,as someone who rides a couple of mtbs, one older one from 90s and a newer one set up with drops, I do get how aesthetically, not knobby tires...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By djb

Hey Mr K , how about a photo of your bike,...

Hey Mr K , how about a photo of your bike, curious to see it. Did you say already, do you use fenders?
01-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By djb

Two things first--grease threads, ...

Two things first--grease threads,
-- rubber mallet or the like

I have a short cheap wrench that I've used for 30 years maybe
I don't think it's worth spending more...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By djb

well, in the end, you'll b be plopping down a...

well, in the end, you'll b be plopping down a fair amount of money for the more fancy tires, and the rat trap ones are both fairly pricey and will last only a moderate time (going from what I've...
Forum: Touring
01-13-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,666
Posted By djb

that's wonderful! And something I and most of us...

that's wonderful! And something I and most of us could relate to.
perhaps a contributing factor is that your 26in wheel was a god solid wheel to begin with, so the fiber fix is not having to put a...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,666
Posted By djb

John, that is both totally awesome and goofy, all...

John, that is both totally awesome and goofy, all at the same time!
And rather amazing that the material has stood up so well to uv
exposure and temps and dirt.

can't believe you never got...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,426
Posted By djb

Good use of it. Just remember not to over use it,...

Good use of it. Just remember not to over use it, or at least be aware of your editing, even if you do play with it a lot at first. Its easy to over do a wide angle when it's a new toy. I remember...
01-12-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 879
Posted By djb

To those familiar with tubeless, does low air...

To those familiar with tubeless, does low air pressures pose problems generally?
i weigh 135 140 and the narrowest tires I ride are 28s, so I'm not sure I would run 25s at 80.
How much do you weigh...
01-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By djb

racing in a fixed gear series is pretty much...

racing in a fixed gear series is pretty much going to guarantee in bent and scraped human parts, I'd be a lot more concerned about that....
Pedal-strike-a-rama
01-12-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By djb

it would seem to me that if the aesthetics of...

it would seem to me that if the aesthetics of having a perfect circle are important to you (and thats reasonable of course) then finding a ready made one would probably be better for you. There must...
01-12-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 879
Posted By djb

just wanted to mention Andy, thanks for this (and...

just wanted to mention Andy, thanks for this (and all) your insights into stuff.
Ive never used tubeless, would only consider it if I were ever to ride the Divide stuff, and even then only the...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By djb

unfortunately I can't help, but what I can...

unfortunately I can't help, but what I can suggest is to look at the bike touring website , Crazy guy on a bike, and do some searching around for either the fuel name, or specifically some Spain...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By djb

I'm sure that the dynohub is a low quality one,...

I'm sure that the dynohub is a low quality one, as is the light. Has to be given the price point of the bike.
and yes, I've never used a light on a tour.
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By djb

some cycle tourists used to just turning their...

some cycle tourists used to just turning their tent upside down and didn't want to use a broom?

here kitty kitty

I just thunk it's hilarious that mev found a YouTube video of someone turning a...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By djb

I'm sure you can find some Images of mods that...

I'm sure you can find some Images of mods that folks have done, and as you say, finding some used fenders would be nice to experiment on.
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By djb

you gotta love the fricken internet. thats...

you gotta love the fricken internet. thats hilarious.
why?
I dunno, just to see if we could...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By djb

that doesnt look that bad, but of course I dont...

that doesnt look that bad, but of course I dont have the bike and fenders in front of me.
good luck with trying stuff
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By djb

I find 450 to be a pretty reasonable price lets...

I find 450 to be a pretty reasonable price
lets be realistic, fenders are 35-40bucks easily, a front light and dynamo hub easily 100 bucks or way more, a rear rack is at least 25 dollars, so a ball...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By djb

ps, just looked, it costs $450 here in Canada....

ps, just looked, it costs $450 here in Canada. Again, reasonable price for what you get for an occasional user with budget in mind.
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By djb

we have Decathalon here now, since last year....

we have Decathalon here now, since last year. This bike is aimed at your average mom and pop occassional rider, commuter, and thats ok. Riding on flat ground ish, this would make a great commuter for...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By djb

I tried finding the photo of me holding my camper...

I tried finding the photo of me holding my camper van upside down to shake out the dirt and whatnot, but am unable to find it. Won't work with a Winnebago however, too heavy. (sorry, couldnt resist...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By djb

I too have regular marathon 35mm on a bike, a...

I too have regular marathon 35mm on a bike, a commuter, and they work well at proper pressures for my weight.

Re tire dimensions, don't forget that different room rim widths change a tires shape,...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By djb

without photos, if its truly 1mm clearance, as...

without photos, if its truly 1mm clearance, as you say yourself, its just too bloody close. I'd size down going from your own accounts of same bike/clearance.

do take into account the possibility...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,785
Posted By djb

Guys, your stories really gave me some chuckles,...

Guys, your stories really gave me some chuckles, thanks.

and ironwood, I agree, the whole interactions with folks is a big part of what I enjoy with bike traveling.
but some people just need...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By djb

Mr used to be (funny name btw and so true for...

Mr used to be (funny name btw and so true for most of us), as a parent who has done stuff with kids and who has ridden in trails and whatnot, do keep in mind how gravel riding generally will be...
Forum: Touring
01-07-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,666
Posted By djb

I do like that it comes in that little self...

I do like that it comes in that little self contained capsule thing, so not to loose the bits and bobs.
and I freely admit that I will have completely forgotten how to use it also, and will have to...
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