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Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

Mlux, finally saw the photos, and it does look...

Mlux, finally saw the photos, and it does look like you are cramped, which does match up with what you described.
in the shot where we can see the stem, yup it's a real angled one, and pretty...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

I'm like Doug, I've generally had to put shorter...

I'm like Doug, I've generally had to put shorter stems on bikes, and at 5'10.5" my great fitting 54cm Tricross , 545mm toptube and I think 90mm stem works great, although with seat moved back on...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

If comfortable, you could also take a well lined...

If comfortable, you could also take a well lined up sideways shot of you on the bike, hands on hoods, just crop out top of photo.
cuz frankly, this is all guesswork here on our part.
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

sorry, hadn't seen this message when I wrote the...

sorry, hadn't seen this message when I wrote the last one.
bar width (42cm 44, whatever) has no bearing on what stem is used, so don't worry about that
oh, do you think the steerer tube was cut...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

my go fast bike clearly has a more aggressive...

my go fast bike clearly has a more aggressive position like your ruby, and that's fine. What I've very much found for touring, as you want, that a more conservative setup is really nice for touring,...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

Mlux, I forgot to add that my 5 foot wife's bike...

Mlux, I forgot to add that my 5 foot wife's bike is an XS surly troll, and her road bike is a similar sized giant women's frame, so at 5'3" you would certainly seem to be in the ballpark.

re those...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

My bike has 9 spd tiagra sti's on it and I only...

My bike has 9 spd tiagra sti's on it and I only got around to doing it a few years ago when I did a big overhaul of the whole bike, including new housings. Took some photos before to recall the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

I remember thinking it might be tricky with the...

I remember thinking it might be tricky with the routing, but then realized that all the UK bikes are set up that way, so just a matter of using common sense of which way to have the housings not bind...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

si senor. I did this with my sti bike, brake...

si senor. I did this with my sti bike, brake cables under bar tape, you just gotta figure the best route for housings not to have binding, but not that hard to do.
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

Ps sliding your seat back in the rails is fine to...

Ps sliding your seat back in the rails is fine to do, I have done this with bikes, with no problems.
The opposite, sliding forward to reduce reach to bars, is generally not good for the knees.
I...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By djb

Mlux, it seems very clear to me that the 46cm is...

Mlux, it seems very clear to me that the 46cm is very close to the other bikes you ride, and all you need to do is to increase the stem length.
I am 5'10.5" and one of my most comfortable bikes is a...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

Im pretty certain we've touched on this before,...

Im pretty certain we've touched on this before, but man o man, it would be a total brain mess-o-rama riding a bike with the old British system.
Remember all the times I've brought up how I change...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

Re torquey engines, it waa always fun the times I...

Re torquey engines, it waa always fun the times I got to ride big 2 cylinder or big singles, just how neat it was with a low revving tons of torque engine.
I certainly was used to rowing a 6 spd...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By djb

Thanks a lot. I was wondering if I had missed...

Thanks a lot. I was wondering if I had missed something.
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By djb

elec, I'm in Canada also. It's been a while since...

elec, I'm in Canada also. It's been a while since I looked, but had no luck finding anywhere with the Denham bars, other than in Holland. Where did you source them?
thanks
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

When I think of some of the peaky two strokes I...

When I think of some of the peaky two strokes I had, even just toodling around you had to rev the snot out of the buggers. I remember the two stroke I raced, you took off or taped off anything that...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By djb

I have a rather clear memory of the excitement of...

I have a rather clear memory of the excitement of that snake River canyon jump attempt he did, it might have even been live on tv. A long time ago in any case.
Evel. Probably knew that but hey, the...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By djb

chuckle provably inside one of your tents...

chuckle

provably inside one of your tents right Evil Kneivel?
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

interesting, I'd never heard about that study and...

interesting, I'd never heard about that study and report. Seems to me that when I got into motorcycles in the late 70s, in Canada anyway, all bikes had the headlights on automatically at that point....
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

I absolutely agree on the from front or behind...

I absolutely agree on the from front or behind aspect.
I very much prefer my brighter panniers vs my dark ones, and very much feel that my additional bright yellow rack bag is noticed. I also have...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By djb

you payz you money, youz takes yor chances ...

you payz you money, youz takes yor chances

I've got a few tents, and have been known to switch out the lighter pegs, plus a spare or two for really staking out the fly if really bad weather, so I...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By djb

Reppans, good overview and good photos to...

Reppans, good overview and good photos to illustrate things.
I've been riding a tricross now for ten seasons, and just remarked to a friend the other day how much I still enjoy riding it. Have had...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By djb

Gauvins, just saw your enquiry. I have good...

Gauvins, just saw your enquiry. I have good friends who live in Normandy and hopefully in the next few days I'll give them a call, and I'll ask about the general situation with camp grounds etc
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By djb

Yes, they were unlocked. I had unlocked mine...

Yes, they were unlocked. I had unlocked mine successfully with a simple phone call to Telus, and had no problems getting a Mexican SIM card to work, data working also there. I wish I could remember...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By djb

Met a retired French couple in a French...

Met a retired French couple in a French campground touring with a Bullitt, carrying their cute Labrador.
very cool bikes.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

ground anchored type pumps are so superior to...

ground anchored type pumps are so superior to frame type pumps, I'm for one never going back. I'm sure most people who have used both feel the same.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By djb

hi gauvins, Android. I may have mentioned it,...

hi gauvins, Android. I may have mentioned it, but we spent a few hours at an Orange phone store in Nantes and they were never able to get their orange system SIM cards working on our then fairly...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,381
Posted By djb

Ulstoft, did you ever put more thought into disc...

Ulstoft, did you ever put more thought into disc vs rim brakes?
This didn't get talked about much, but especially as someone in the UK, ie rain, and talking about going to remote Scotland, discs...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By djb

hi imi, when I did researching for our eurovelo...

hi imi, when I did researching for our eurovelo trip a few summers back, I seem to recall being a little unsure of distances at times looking at the website. I recall seeing webpages of individual...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By djb

I would not be surprised if the existing ...

I would not be surprised if the existing Canadian US border closure to non commercial crossings gets extennded, if the unfortunate rising of cases in some individual states remains as co concerning...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

neat. What a funny going off on a tangent we're...

neat. What a funny going off on a tangent we're doing.

meanwhile Mr rivendale, thoughts on parts decisions?
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

I can imagine that the whole body language/body...

I can imagine that the whole body language/body weight distribution differences must be really weird to adapt to compared to a regular bike. I'm sure that it will retain its value over time simply...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By djb

dord, i think your only hope (within budgetary...

dord, i think your only hope (within budgetary reason) is to look into a smaller crankset that other 11 spd systems and your 105 shifters will work with.
As mentioned, and as Im sure bike stores...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

hey, if you're cool with using it, that's all...

hey, if you're cool with using it, that's all that matters. As for multi gear sweeps, I have to say that I do occasionally appreciate this with my Gevenalle shifters on my touring bike.

remember...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By djb

thats impressively bonkers. Pretty darn cool how...

thats impressively bonkers. Pretty darn cool how your whole sleeping system is that little volume.
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By djb

It's been a while since I read about the bcd...

It's been a while since I read about the bcd change, so am not 100% sure now. But yup, I've done the change to 26 on two bikes both with fsa cranks, s and the fd"'s handled it fine as is and the 13t...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

If you are fine with it, just as if it's the...

If you are fine with it, just as if it's the preference of this fellow, great.
To me, as I too grew up with friction only bikes, and cars and motorcycles with manual chokes that one had to finesse...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By djb

Plus his full groupset 105 bike could be 20 years...

Plus his full groupset 105 bike could be 20 years old for all we know
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By djb

Its been a while, since tiagra went to 10 speed,...

Its been a while, since tiagra went to 10 speed, but at that time, they changed the bcd of the crank, and 30 became the smallest granny you could put on.
I'm fairly positive of this, but check out...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

re friction shifting--for the front its great,...

re friction shifting--for the front its great, quiet, exact etc, but I just don't get why folks even consider friction for the rear. I mean, from a reliability, properly working aspect, my 1991...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By djb

get thee to a nunnery with wifi so you can go on...

get thee to a nunnery with wifi so you can go on youtube and watch lots of vids on prepping for tubeless, tape application and all the other stuff that I vaguely know about but am not really up on...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

heck, I'm going to have some fun spending this...

heck, I'm going to have some fun spending this guys money

whatcha think of this beauty?
https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/cranks/rh-triple-crank/
I'd put 48, 36, 24
with caveats...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By djb

certainly a pretty frame with all the cool...

certainly a pretty frame with all the cool details in the lugs etc if you're into that.

what sort of bars are you thinking of putting on, which leads to what sort of shifters?
I very much second...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By djb

more info please. bike name, specific crankset...

more info please.
bike name, specific crankset and cassette.
quick answer is that a change wont be cheap, and you're going to have to balance out money put out vs perhaps a diff bike, but dont...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

you know though, to be realistic the number of...

you know though, to be realistic the number of people slapping Rohlofs on LHTs or even Trolls must be probably pretty darn small...so I get removing this.
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

in the vid, the two surly folks do specifically...

in the vid, the two surly folks do specifically say 36, and they are Alex Adventurer 2 rims, same rims on my wifes Troll. 36ers and a pretty tough rim all in all, brake rim capable which Shirley adds...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

I'm sure a big angle is that a lot less people...

I'm sure a big angle is that a lot less people are keen on bar end shifters, and you simply get into issues with brifters, triples and more than 9 speed compatibility
Its that simple
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By djb

Just took a gander, and you know what, I think...

Just took a gander, and you know what, I think all in all its a good compromise of stuff.
sora brifters are well made and function like the old 9 spd tiagra ones that I've ridden for 10 years...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By djb

she is one impressive rider, and using her...

she is one impressive rider, and using her platform and travels for education, especially encouraging education for girls, is a great achievement.
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,381
Posted By djb

Re steering feeling light. tricky as many...

Re steering feeling light.
tricky as many factors come into play.
-tires and width on bike
narrower tires will quicken up steering generally compared to wider ones

-overall steering...
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