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Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Sorry to hear of user name. Yes, those are 26in...

Sorry to hear of user name.
Yes, those are 26in wheels. Surly troll is \ was 26.
I like 26, lower gearing overall (handy for carrying lots of stuff and in countries with steep roads, poor road...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Another thought, the 55 and 60 size fenders that...

Another thought, the 55 and 60 size fenders that I have seen are real giant wide things, to have proper official clearance for tires of a given size. I have a friend who put the big wide planet bike...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Very good to put this up, so the polaris guy can...

Very good to put this up, so the polaris guy can get some clearance recommendations from another reliable source other than us.
If there isn't much clearance, it can be tricky.
I mentioned setting...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

That's funny, I actually bought a used one. Have...

That's funny, I actually bought a used one. Have ridden on it on a few bikes, it's ok but find the leather ones more comfortable.
anyway, this is completely unobjective, completely depends on the...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Ah ok, I get it. Some people like the c17 fine,...

Ah ok, I get it.
Some people like the c17 fine, for me it's ok, not great but ok.
Like with lots of things, it depends--completely personal depending on the individual.
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Is this your bike that you want to try touring...

Is this your bike that you want to try touring with Frenzen?
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Nice to see that I'm not the only idiot with a...

Nice to see that I'm not the only idiot with a pile of extra tires in my garage
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

​​​​​​ I've seen this, but from what I've seen,...

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I've seen this, but from what I've seen, you really need to ride a lot under pressured to get that to happen. I've never had it myself, but have seen it on other people's tires
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

I've ridden a fair amount on varying surfaces,...

I've ridden a fair amount on varying surfaces, including riding on snow and ice all Canadian winter, and lowering pressures compared to harder surfaces always helps with traction, front and rear, but...
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Re wide tires and rough roads-- I've shown this...

Re wide tires and rough roads-- I've shown this photo a bunch of times, but I was so glad to have wider tires (45-50mm) similar to the RH stuff when I did some long trips 4, 5 years ago.

This...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

I find it is interesting to try different...

I find it is interesting to try different pressures with varying load weight, or not, and seeing how the ride is at different pressures. The main thing with wider tires like yours is taking advantage...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Re sks fenders, just be aware that you must trim...

Re sks fenders, just be aware that you must trim the stays so that they fit perfectly into the attaching bits. These bits are enclosed, unlike other fender types where the stay protrudes through this...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

I've used these for probably 15 + years on my old...

I've used these for probably 15 + years on my old mountain bike, on rear only
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4000-410/Rear-Deflector-Shield
I use two, one zip tied to rear rack, and another...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By djb

Seems to me that you really don't have the room...

Seems to me that you really don't have the room for fenders, going from the little I can see in side photo and your comment on toe overlap
My 26inch touring bike, surly troll, has the advantage of...
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