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Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 201,447
Posted By djb

coincidentally I was riding along in Alberta and...

coincidentally I was riding along in Alberta and ran into Happy, took a quick snap (4 second exposure, f 13.7) of him at work.
...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By djb

From switching around radio stations while...

From switching around radio stations while driving, which I still do sometimes on highway drives, I have to say that while it's ok, I am so glad that podcasts were invented and that one can choose...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 201,447
Posted By djb

Indy, can't recall but did you read the book or...

Indy, can't recall but did you read the book or see the film. Effing dark tale, but untypically the film waa as strong as the book in my opinion. So scary because it showed a side of human nature...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By djb

Wgscott, I just wanted to mention that you'll...

Wgscott, I just wanted to mention that you'll probably love these tires. I was driving today along a section of road I rode on touring last month and it reminded me of how my 50mm slicks similar to...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By djb

Re pressures, unfortunately I am not familiar...

Re pressures, unfortunately I am not familiar with using BAR with tire pressure, here we use psi, but in psi on a tire maybe 37mm wide, if I reduce pressure from 40 to 35, it will be less harsh....
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By djb

brasio, if you have always had a suspension fork...

brasio, if you have always had a suspension fork and find even city riding too uncomfortable with a rigid fork, it may end up that this is a problem. Realize that sometimes too high tire pressures...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 201,447
Posted By djb

yup, I remember. I always throw out the line...

yup, I remember.
I always throw out the line about enjoying that rollicking comedy whenever you or someone else posts a photo of that tunnel exit.
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 201,447
Posted By djb

Funny. Shy I guess. Btw, in a certain zombie...

Funny. Shy I guess.
Btw, in a certain zombie dead, the zombies are called "walkers", so a long dark tunnel would not where one would want to meet three of them.
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 201,447
Posted By djb

To all of us that follow a certain show, that...

To all of us that follow a certain show, that struck fear into our hearts.
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By djb

Everything you say about how much easier it is to...

Everything you say about how much easier it is to pump and not worry about valve is exactly why these designs of pumps have become so popular, they just function really well.
A Few other brands...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By djb

I can never recall the outer or inner widths of...

I can never recall the outer or inner widths of the rims I have on my troll, but while I've had 2.5 inch mtb tires on them and 2 inch Supremes, 50mm, the Supremes measure to only 45mm on my rims"---...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By djb

I don't keep up on rims, but I would add from...

I don't keep up on rims, but I would add from experience that riding on wider tires, like you plan to do, seems to make life easier on your wheel set, when using appropriate pressures.
I mention...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

KC (and the sunshine band) all good points on...

KC (and the sunshine band) all good points on layers abd whatnot. Re rain gear that is more bike friendly, i replaced my old rain pants with some north face nice ones a few years ago one sale, and...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

My rain pants aren't heavy, but my showers pass...

My rain pants aren't heavy, but my showers pass jacket is a bit heavy, but like the other fellow said, I'll always prefer to have this stuff rather than not....
one day ill get a lighter rain jacket...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By djb

Up here in Canada the price for these have been...

Up here in Canada the price for these have been about 150 cad for quite a number of years. Similar given the exchange rate etc
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By djb

28 is 700c is 622 clear eh?

28 is 700c is 622

clear eh?
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,008
Posted By djb

hey Mr Juggler, I just was out using my about...

hey Mr Juggler, I just was out using my about 25lb faster bike for a commute, and really from what you say ("maybe" some touring, mostly not) as someone who rides and owns the two types of bikes you...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I...

totally unrelated to your planned trip, but man I wish I had the free time right now, we have about a good week of clear weather right now , would have been great for a trip....
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By djb

the type of pumps that work like a small floor...

the type of pumps that work like a small floor pump are so much nicer and easier to use. Easy to attach the head on a hose to the valve, and to push your weight down into the ground means its easier...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

car camping I never gave it a second thought to...

car camping I never gave it a second thought to bring....on a bike trip....probably not, I end up with enough junk anyway....but who knows..
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

Yup, that's the exact one. Was even able to buy a...

Yup, that's the exact one. Was even able to buy a replacement glass for it when it once got cracked.

and tmsn, I'm convinced that it took the damp chill out of the tent after hanging there for a...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I...

when we car camped with the kids in a tent, I always used to bring my spring load candle lantern, and when it was cold and damp, regularly would hang it from a permanent strung up piece of cord we...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

re gloves, waterproof or not, I figure the main...

re gloves, waterproof or not, I figure the main thing is that if one is going to ride in fall conditions, and it could be very cool and rainy, you'll want to think of something that will help keep...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front...

As you say, bad luck and a big bad weather front would be a drag, but at least nowadays it's fairly easy to get really good predictions and weather radar access on line, so at least that helps a bit....
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,385
Posted By djb

neat on the east coast stuff. With some...

neat on the east coast stuff.
With some friends we did Kingston to Montreal, originally thought of T.O to Montreal but my wife thought it would be too long. Kingston to mtl was really nice, the...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,385
Posted By djb

hey, if it works! I've wondered if you've been...

hey, if it works!
I've wondered if you've been still riding, are you still happy with the trek? Occasionally when I bike past the area where that Martin Swiss store is, I wonder, is that Toronto...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By djb

Yves, on what specific panniers do you use them,...

Yves, on what specific panniers do you use them, and how do they attach?
just curious, thanks
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By djb

Just slow, it appears that this is made for a...

Just slow, it appears that this is made for a commuting type ortlieb pannier, how would it attach to a typical ortlieb?

re drying, I've always just find having a bungee on top of rack, or tent ,...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By djb

I commute mostly year round, and that you...

I commute mostly year round, and that you consider only a poncho to me just means soaked lower legs and shoes. when it's cool getting wet and chilled is a given, heck even in August we can get a cold...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 201,447
Posted By djb

HA! A friend of mine got bored very quickly...

HA!
A friend of mine got bored very quickly when I was showing some trip photos and there were all the shots of my bike up against all kinds of interesting backgrounds...."what, another shot of your...
09-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By djb

clearly kate put the most thought into this...

clearly kate put the most thought into this topic, thanks love.
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By djb

leather saddles certainly are heavy compared to...

leather saddles certainly are heavy compared to so many other seats. When I tried a leather brooks and found it to be a good deal more comfortable than other seats Ive had, I just figured the extra...
09-13-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By djb

Re nail polish. About 25+ years ago I had some...

Re nail polish. About 25+ years ago I had some little dings and paint rubbed off a few places of my touring bike, put some clear nail polish on them and it's still doing fine, no rust ever appeared....
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By djb

wow, that's 24-121 gear inches. You could spin...

wow, that's 24-121 gear inches. You could spin that out to 80kph 50mph. I spin out my 112 g.i. Bike to a bit over 70k 45mph.
amazing these 10-50t cassettes aren't they, and the rd 's that can work...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By djb

I suspect that's a product shot of a new seat....

I suspect that's a product shot of a new seat. Lighting looks that way.
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By djb

one of my B17s is narrower than the others, but...

one of my B17s is narrower than the others, but is still very comfortable for me, but I'm a narrow guy. I still think someone can sort of get a rough idea of how a bike will work, especially if you...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By djb

nice looking Ogre, big looking chainring, how...

nice looking Ogre, big looking chainring, how many teeth?

the cutout saddle looks so different having that pronounced hammock shape to it, while its nice to get someones personal take on how two...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

quick note, looking at your fender positions. The...

quick note, looking at your fender positions. The front fender is kinda high up on the back part of the front wheel. You'll see riding in the rain that if the fender is rotated down more, less rain...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

ah, I must have missed that. Well, all bike stuff...

ah, I must have missed that. Well, all bike stuff is neat, but you've certainly set up a good, solid touring bike now that you could ride to Florida again or heck, around the world.
Have fun sorting...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

well enjoy getting your panniers set up and...

well enjoy getting your panniers set up and planning for your adventure next year. Bike touring is a wonderful experience, such a neat way to go through a landscape and have such good interactions...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

cool. Now it's time to get yer keester in that...

cool. Now it's time to get yer keester in that seat for regular riding. It can be good to increase distances and load weight bit by bit and the more hours you spend riding the better it will be to...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

sloar, to be more specific, if you change the 26...

sloar, to be more specific, if you change the 26 to a 22, you'll see that when you shift down to the 22 from the 36, you'll usually have to shift up at the rear one or two gears so that you arent...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

To Marcus and sloar, dog fang type simple chain...

To Marcus and sloar, dog fang type simple chain catcher things that you bolt onto your frame work incredibly well. There are numerous companies that make these, I have I believe the dog fangs one on...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

I guess what is considered reasonable steps...

I guess what is considered reasonable steps depends on the person. I find my 9 speed 11-34 to be ok. My wife's 10 speed 11-36 is slightly better, and I'm sure 11 speed 11-42 is very very similar, ie...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,703
Posted By djb

Tim, they are nice panniers but he wants bigger...

Tim, they are nice panniers but he wants bigger ones, Dry-lites are a bit fragile and are a bit of a pain to take on off quickly cuz of the velcro. I own a pair.
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By djb

Sloar, I can't recall, is your lht 700 or 26in? ...

Sloar, I can't recall, is your lht 700 or 26in?
like others have said, even on my 16.7 gear inch low troll 44/32/22 11-34, I've never regretted having those low gears. Sure I don't use first gear...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By djb

they are salsa cowbells, slight flare out, 12...

they are salsa cowbells, slight flare out, 12 degrees I t hink, but are both short in reach and shallow in drop. I also like how the drops natural hand position is towards me a bit, so along with bar...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,703
Posted By djb

stuff like that really is the worst case scenario...

stuff like that really is the worst case scenario for a drivetrain, and I could see how a belt drive would be pretty darn nice to have in gunge like that.
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By djb

another bike with a bunch of spacers, 4 I think. ...

another bike with a bunch of spacers, 4 I think.
I presumed that my steerer hadnt been cut, but maybe it was, who knows.
All I know is that having the bars at this height works great for me.

(...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By djb

driving any heavy truck in areas like this must...

driving any heavy truck in areas like this must be challenging.
This made me remember an old friend of mine describing riding the Cabot trail on his very lightly loaded road bike with tubulars, and...
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