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Forum: Touring
01-08-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,492
Posted By imi

One advantage of a free standing tent is that in...

One advantage of a free standing tent is that in rain you can pitch it under a roofed area of a campsite, then just carry it to your spot.

Easier to move if your spot gets waterlogged too.
Forum: Touring
12-15-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By imi

Sometimes itĎs the little things. Below 20F...

Sometimes itĎs the little things. Below 20F fixing a flat can be really difficult if your hands get frozen.
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,209
Posted By imi

Lube thread! ❤️ I use wet lube. Wipe chain...

Lube thread! ❤️

I use wet lube. Wipe chain with piece of towel, lube, wait a bit, wipe off. Every morning

fwiw Shimano PTF is my fave
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,975
Posted By imi

I canít imagine ever riding such a monstrosity. ...

I canít imagine ever riding such a monstrosity.
Selle Italia Ēgenuine gelĒ saddles suit me perfectly and I donít even wear padded shorts.
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By imi

When I was a kid we had single speeds, then...

When I was a kid we had single speeds, then 3-speed sturmey-archer which was a dream. Since then going through 5, 10, 12, 14, 16, 24Ö it just got better and better. Now I have 30 gears on my touring...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By imi

^^^ :roflmao2:hah! Hadnít heard that one!:beer:...

^^^ :roflmao2:hah! Hadnít heard that one!:beer: dgodave
03-14-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By imi

Just messing! Itís all good 👍

Just messing! Itís all good 👍
03-14-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By imi

If thatís the case, it is a fantastic engineering...

If thatís the case, it is a fantastic engineering choice. Not everybody is an expert at everythingÖ even those who think they are :roflmao2:
03-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,514
Posted By imi

This thread is of such utmost importance that I...

This thread is of such utmost importance that I will chime in.

If you have a problem with the nut coming loose, then just use TWO nuts, one as a locking nut.

Are there Nyloc nuts of the right...
Forum: Touring
03-08-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By imi

I pack differently depending on where and when...

I pack differently depending on where and when Iím touring.

Lightest:
In summer around the Mediterranean, a fairly thin sleeping bag and a sheet of plastic (as groundsheet and rain covering). No...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By imi

Another way to do it if thereís a store you can...

Another way to do it if thereís a store you can visit, is to take all your gear to the store and see which bag itíll fit into.
Forum: Touring
03-06-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,027
Posted By imi

I think all you no-shave bearded neaderthals are...

I think all you no-shave bearded neaderthals are forgetting the weight-weenie aspect. By bringing a razor you are actually shaving off weight every morning.

And donít get me started on those...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By imi

These rear USB lights from Busch & MŁller are...

These rear USB lights from Busch & MŁller are great:

https://www.bike24.com/p2246776.html

I prefer AA/AAA batteries for touring and USB for commuting. If you have a power bank on tour it might...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By imi

Yes, I use them to hold regular water bottles as...

Yes, I use them to hold regular water bottles as well as a thinner 50 cl (PET) bottle with denatured alcohol under the down tube. They work fine.

I use the XL models for carrying 1,5 litre PET...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By imi

On their website it definitely looks like the...

On their website it definitely looks like the rack comes in black too... but is unavailable for order.
Maybe contact them and ask when theyíll be back in stock?
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,507
Posted By imi

For years in my late teens/early twenties I...

For years in my late teens/early twenties I basically lived on bread and cheese, and the occasional fruit.

As the years went by, I found myself preferring to cook more and more (lots of beans and...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By imi

Yes, in Denmark the wind can blow strongly mostly...

Yes, in Denmark the wind can blow strongly mostly from the west, with NW being more usual although it can shift to SW on a daily basis. Riding North to South is better. Straight east to west can be a...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By imi

OP: Sounds like a fantastic trip! Iím jelly! 😆 ...

OP: Sounds like a fantastic trip! Iím jelly! 😆

Yes, it will be hot, particularly in the middle of the day... which is why the spanish invented the siesta!

Start early, get half of your dayís...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By imi

This

This
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,534
Posted By imi

If reliable is seen as bombproof, easy to repair,...

If reliable is seen as bombproof, easy to repair, and spare parts available in most parts of the world, I think it would be a pretty old school:

26” steel mountainbike, no suspension
V-brakes...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,018
Posted By imi

Yeah, on tour, old skool toeclips and running...

Yeah, on tour, old skool toeclips and running shoes.

I have no problem riding clipless with stiff soled cycling shoes, or barefoot on plastic pedals, but I like toeclips with the strap just tight...
Forum: Touring
05-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By imi

Or the other way round, my headlamp fits very...

Or the other way round, my headlamp fits very well around Ortlieb handlebar bag. I find I donít ride much after dark, but sometimes in rain or fog itís good to have lights on your bike.

Just a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By imi

I often lay my locked bike down right outside my...

I often lay my locked bike down right outside my tent door where I can see it (I only close the door in heavy rain) and tie a guy line from the tent to the bike.

I reckon if someone trys to steal...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By imi

I enjoy climbing and love tailwinds 😊

I enjoy climbing and love tailwinds 😊
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,264
Posted By imi

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/camp3_b1034774b643630232f20a1d6abf153c986b36b5.jpg

I sleep in my "permanent camp at home" in the Swedish forest as many nights as...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,264
Posted By imi

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/170x227/oats_3_0264377f93c653b1e5db7db37335f52badb77a2f.jpg

150 ml cold soaked oats
300 ml water
30 ml Nescafť gold instant coffee
Pinch of...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,264
Posted By imi

^^^ Good grief! ... to all of it! 😅 Glad youíve...

^^^ Good grief! ... to all of it! 😅 Glad youíve recovered!
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,577
Posted By imi

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb...

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb Backroller Plus.
Apart from using as a camp chair, I use mine as a washing machine: fill up with clothes, hot water and shampoo, screw the lid on and shake...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,452
Posted By imi

I do both, but when sleeping in the wild I donít...

I do both, but when sleeping in the wild I donít put my tent up unless itís raining and just sleep under the stars.

Organized campsites can often be noisy and brightly lit at night (I sleep...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,264
Posted By imi

Okay, Iím going to take one for the team. This...

Okay, Iím going to take one for the team. This evening I will prepare cold oatmeal with soya milk, then tomorrow will mix powdered Nescafe in it for the ultimate cold breakfast experience!

I will...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,063
Posted By imi

I ride a Volpe too. Iíve toured on both 28ís and...

I ride a Volpe too. Iíve toured on both 28ís and 32ís, nowadays on 32ís to cope with canal towpaths and lighter gravel roads. 35ís have always felt slower to me, but I run high pressure to feel every...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,264
Posted By imi

Iím so surprised no-one has posted Monty Python...

Iím so surprised no-one has posted Monty Python ... that I wonít! 😄
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By imi

https://youtu.be/BHBbJAIcnBI

https://youtu.be/BHBbJAIcnBI
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By imi

On my first ever tour in í86, I rode from Sweden...

On my first ever tour in í86, I rode from Sweden To Barcelona with just a map of the whole of western europe. Got there fine but did ask a lot of people to point me in the right direction along the...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,112
Posted By imi

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing...

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing nothing all day... I mean, weíre just sitting down moving our legs around a bit and staring off into the distance 😋
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By imi

I look at it a bit the other way round. Rather...

I look at it a bit the other way round. Rather than looking at the weight, I pack as little as possible, which varies mostly as to how much food I stock up on and how cold it gets at night.

Itíll...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,112
Posted By imi

I find when Iím wild camping, that I ride until...

I find when Iím wild camping, that I ride until itís almost dark before finding a place to sleep, but when stopping at an organized campsite Iíll stop earlier in the day, so more downtime.

I...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By imi

And I thought me being lazy and having 3 Morphs I...

And I thought me being lazy and having 3 Morphs I move between bikes was a lot! 🍻👍
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,748
Posted By imi

I would definitely take my own bike. Finding a...

I would definitely take my own bike. Finding a rental touring bike that fits and is set up to carry your gear would be extremely hard and expensive imho.

British Airways are my go-to. A bike can...
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,046
Posted By imi

Something in between, a guitalele. They're tuned...

Something in between, a guitalele. They're tuned to A, so like having a capo on the 5th fret

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/guitars_basses/cl_guitars/gl/index.html
...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,684
Posted By imi

I have bar-ends on my touring bike, as the...

I have bar-ends on my touring bike, as the seperate brakes and gear systems are mechanically simpler thus easier to repair/replace in case of failure.

Sure, brifters can work flawlessly as many...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By imi

Haha! 😂 Love the last line! Well played, sir!

Haha! 😂 Love the last line! Well played, sir!
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,749
Posted By imi

For a slightly softer ride than Gatorskins (or...

For a slightly softer ride than Gatorskins (or Hardshells for that matter) the GP 4 Seasons are a great tire, though more expensive.

Oh, btw OP, thatís a lovely looking bike :)
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,110
Posted By imi

Bike packing volume myth?

In short: “less volume = less weight”
This came up in the aerodynamics thread, and rather than continue to derail that discussion, I’ll start a new thread.
The premise is that the greater the...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,942
Posted By imi

Cook rice. Throw in a can of beans when done. Add...

Cook rice. Throw in a can of beans when done. Add olive oil, garlic, and tabasco.

For variety use different beans each evening 😁
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,685
Posted By imi

I may be old skool, but my touring bikes are all...

I may be old skool, but my touring bikes are all steel frames, v-brakes, no brifters, 36 spokes, 700C for northern, and 26Ē for southern hemisphere (ish)... bombproof, repareable, and easiest to find...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By imi

I use both. They complement each other rather...

I use both. They complement each other rather well :)
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,735
Posted By imi

Itís gonna be a long winter! 😂

Itís gonna be a long winter! 😂
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,644
Posted By imi

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,931
Posted By imi

Part of the ítouring legsí thing for me is, I...

Part of the ítouring legsí thing for me is, I think, even a mental adaptation to going slower when fully loaded.

It takes me a day or two to accept that Iím not flying across the countryside as...
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