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Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 168
Posted By djb

Yup, never want my sx70 to be far out of reach,...

Yup, never want my sx70 to be far out of reach, along with a bar of flash cubes
flap flap flap
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 168
Posted By djb

Having a handlebar bag or your front black bag...

Having a handlebar bag or your front black bag that you have your valuables in, and to bring in stores etc with you, is very handy. If yours comes off easily, that will be useful.

Tent on top of...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

I admit ignorance on my part, I just assumed...

I admit ignorance on my part, I just assumed everyone spoke both Flemish and French and didn't realize English was so widely spoken.
I was wrong.
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

On your last comment, that is exactly why I rode...

On your last comment, that is exactly why I rode into Belgium--I went to drop in on my grandfathers kid brother who went there in '44 and stayed there, but unfortunately buried soon after in a small...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By djb

Stick riding in an urban setting then, there's no...

Stick riding in an urban setting then, there's no chance at all of some inattentive nut hitting you ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

Salut le belge, unless you're a Flemish speaker...

Salut le belge, unless you're a Flemish speaker so maybe no French....I spent a few days in Belgium earlier this summer, riding over from the Netherlands. Ended up in Ghent where I was surprised...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

I have yet to try Almotions. Ive ridden a lot on...

I have yet to try Almotions. Ive ridden a lot on 2in Supremes 26in, and for those sort of surfaces you were on, wider would be better. As you say though, either due to frame limitations or just...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

very cool landscapes, cool photos. Being so...

very cool landscapes, cool photos.
Being so wide open, if the weather goes bad, I'm sure it could be quite a handful, and little shelter.
Were those tires ok, I think I'd have preferred wider. ...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

The place is a Turkish Delight apparently.

The place is a Turkish Delight apparently.
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,689
Posted By djb

Dank vel

Dank vel
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,689
Posted By djb

Mev, with the Sawyers you've used, how often did...

Mev, with the Sawyers you've used, how often did you do the backwashing thing, and if it's something you did, was it always a noticeable help?

It would stand to reason that the actual cleanliness...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

the main point is to be very aware of how cf...

the main point is to be very aware of how cf parts are made and designed to take forces. Its unfortunately quite common to hear of damage to bicycle cf steerer tubes, handlebars etc getting cracked...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By djb

I too have very much noticed this, the "semi...

I too have very much noticed this, the "semi surfing" affect, especially if there is a tailwind, to adding onto ones speed over a day.
Not too many weeks ago I chose to ride on a two laner with a...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

Symox, you should read up on how in Motorsport,...

Symox, you should read up on how in Motorsport, cf is used as suspension parts in formula 1--can take huge loads in one direction from cornering and braking....YET... The same part can crack from a...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By djb

​​​​​​Chuckle. ​​​​​

​​​​​​Chuckle.
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Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By djb

going from the water bottles, helmet and such,...

going from the water bottles, helmet and such, was this close to 20 years ago?
And we finally see your hairy southern face!
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By djb

Great story. Ya, I'd forgotten about the same...

Great story.
Ya, I'd forgotten about the same thing on the Velo Quebec thing, also high school kids raising money for their team or whatever. A couple of quad bikes with trailers usually.
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By djb

As le grand tour is pretty much the same thing,...

As le grand tour is pretty much the same thing, in our experience it is hit and miss no matter what with shedloads of tents.
We sometimes were able to choose better spots not on top of neighbours,...
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By djb

Works from the great white north eh

Works from the great white north eh
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By djb

(I knew it was you) ya, Le Grand Tour...

(I knew it was you)

ya, Le Grand Tour routine is exactly the same.
Only difference is there are no "outfitters" groups, the only different options for participating are a small number of spots...
Forum: Touring
08-04-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By djb

Fun photos, glad you had a fun time. it sounds...

Fun photos, glad you had a fun time.
it sounds very much the same as the Velo Quebec week long trip called "Le Grand Tour" that my wife and I did a bunch of times. It's usually about 1500-2000...
Forum: Touring
08-03-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By djb

Find a shoe repair place, they'll most likely...

Find a shoe repair place, they'll most likely have a good repair option.
They have the super strong sewing machines, materials, glue and the know-how attitude to improvise a good repair, much better...
Forum: Touring
08-01-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,689
Posted By djb

I can get something having an issue, but I do...

I can get something having an issue, but I do question the likelihood of the high failure rate you describe.
Think of the chances of 4 of any product in our lives being defective like this.
I don't...
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,689
Posted By djb

What I take from T's recent experience as well as...

What I take from T's recent experience as well as cycco's older experience, is that these Sawyer filters are great with being small and light, but doing a test and back flush is probably just part of...
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By djb

Glad you enjoyed it. And glad that folks were...

Glad you enjoyed it. And glad that folks were friendly.
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By djb

Nice, but this guys bike probably doesn't have...

Nice, but this guys bike probably doesn't have square taper BB, so there's that to change.....IF the BB shell is threaded.

Like so much, the devil is in the details.
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By djb

Aren't there mountain bike doubles still...

Aren't there mountain bike doubles still available 42\28? They seem like a much more real world useful crankset.
I admit I don't keep track
My touring bike has a (brace yourselves kids......) ...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

I guess until I try a fanny pack riding, I'll...

I guess until I try a fanny pack riding, I'll never really know, but from never having things on my back or hips riding, I suspect I won't like the weight and or movement that would be felt with...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

Cheaper than therapy and a lot of other things. ...

Cheaper than therapy and a lot of other things.
Plus it gets us out and about, so that's a win win.

Last week I traveled for the first time with only a handlebar bag and a 10 liter seatbag, and...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

It's funny, but even though I used fanny packs a...

It's funny, but even though I used fanny packs a lot cross country skiing, and all the time during my photography career doing press type jobs, I actually don't like the way they feel.
This does...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

Tourist, he mentioned that he has used this bike...

Tourist, he mentioned that he has used this bike with two small rear panniers, so he's got that covered.

In the end, it comes down to how much you want to spend on various carrying methods, and...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

It's a good suggestion. two panniers on rear,...

It's a good suggestion.
two panniers on rear, you could put stuff on top of rack, and some sort of bar bag/roll or whatever. You can also choose from tons of good frame bags, tank bags, etc.
Lots...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

You may very well want to start looking at...

You may very well want to start looking at handlebar carrying systems, but really it comes down to how much you think you'll be carrying.

If you are new to the bike touring game, it may be hard to...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

Fofinet, you've got to show a photo of your bike...

Fofinet, you've got to show a photo of your bike and exact model to really get any useful suggestions, but an experienced mechanic will really be the best place to get options.

The headset type is...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By djb

Fofine, this cruxio feller pretty much has it...

Fofine, this cruxio feller pretty much has it spot on with all the variables.

You really don't want to order a fork on your own, especially if you are not familiar with all the details.

Even if...
Forum: Touring
07-25-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By djb

Just to repeat, I've owned ortiebs for just about...

Just to repeat, I've owned ortiebs for just about 30 years, and haven't had any problems with mounting screws.
In the link to the Timothy towers problems, from the wear marks on his racks, it would...
Forum: Touring
07-23-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By djb

I've never had screws coming loose, but one of my...

I've never had screws coming loose, but one of my pairs of rears developed splitting seams, just one individual pannier, started this a few years back.
I've been my meaning to do a fix of some sort,...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,481
Posted By djb

I was just in the Netherlands and a bit in...

I was just in the Netherlands and a bit in Belgium, I highly recommend the Dutch cycling route app called "Fietsknoop"
I used it a lot in Holland, and a bit in Belgium.
Easy to use, intuitive,...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By djb

Sense of humour alert.... ​​​​​​What did we...

Sense of humour alert....

​​​​​​What did we do before the internet and how did we survive and figure out stuff?

This dismounting question does make me think of when I rode a penny farthing for...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

T, I keep one of those in the teeny tiny side...

T, I keep one of those in the teeny tiny side pocket of my handlebar bag.
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

Sorry, shouldn't have responded like that...

Sorry, shouldn't have responded like that again...
I suspect it's just a matter of time for the bag thing to slowly change.
Bags pretty much aren't available in France, even recall this many years...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 343,595
Posted By djb

Taking the ferry from Levis across the st...

Taking the ferry from Levis across the st Lawrence to Quebec City the other day....
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

AR15s and abortions and plastic bags such a...

AR15s and abortions and plastic bags
such a curious take on things in some places in the States.
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

Get it, a more serious version of after eating a...

Get it, a more serious version of after eating a whole pile of beets and then many hours later thinking you've got blood in your urine, until you remember the beets......
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

sorry, I often don't recall who here has done...

sorry, I often don't recall who here has done what.

my rain booties have been incredibly long lasting, never needing repairs, even after so much commuting use in spring and fall, even in winter a...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

Athletes foot can be a pain. On breaks I remove...

Athletes foot can be a pain.
On breaks I remove shoes and socks and allow to dry outAs a commuter, I find that if I always use good breathing socks, and wash feet right away, I can keep things under...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,015
Posted By djb

Chuckle ya, poor wording.... Experiences...

Chuckle
ya, poor wording....

Experiences riding in rain basically
Touring experiences in rain
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By djb

Really all I wanted to emphasize is the downsides...

Really all I wanted to emphasize is the downsides of anything that you really haven't spent a lot of time sitting on or using to see how it works, whether it's new padded bike shorts, or a seat or...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By djb

As noted, using something new or newish seat...

As noted, using something new or newish seat putting in 13 days of riding 5, 6 hours a day is just asking for trouble, unless you can put the hours in and make sure it works.

Time honoured...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By djb

Have you seen bike seat prices? There are scads...

Have you seen bike seat prices? There are scads of good bike seats in the 75 to 200 buck range, so no different really.

But yup, buying any seat can be a crapshoot.
Having enough riding...
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