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09-16-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By djb

Ps what sort of tires are you thinking of going...

Ps what sort of tires are you thinking of going with?
I'd go with something that has a nice flexible sidewall, will be appreciated.
09-16-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By djb

I suspect you'll find riding it that the frame...

I suspect you'll find riding it that the frame has a harsh feel similar to my same age rockhopper, ie fairly stiff and jarring, so tire and pressure choice makes a lot of difference. Ive used mine...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,586
Views: 277,595
Posted By djb

Doug, hear hear for the safely don't waste a...

Doug, hear hear for the safely don't waste a kilojoule of downhill energy attitude! Leaves are starting here also, hope to get an overnighter in soon to get amongst said leaves. Cute horse avec mask...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

I'm not questioning your honesty, like others, I...

I'm not questioning your honesty, like others, I just don't get how you say your four panniers loaded with everything weigh 18lbs, and I second just using a large set of rear panniers on a rear rack,...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By djb

ok I'll bite, but I'll be quite frank you've...

ok I'll bite, but I'll be quite frank
you've hiked before, so have an idea of how things don't go as planned, but you go on the interwebs and ask strangers how far can I ride? None of us have any...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,586
Views: 277,595
Posted By djb

Indy, in normal times when I was reading of your...

Indy, in normal times when I was reading of your upcoming trip to this area, I would have suggested a meetup, it would have been a good excuse to do a day ride down there after driving to the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By djb

--this just comes back to at least being...

--this just comes back to at least being comfortable putting in a plug, or knowing what to do if a tire burbs off a rim, how to add sealant, and just being familiar with stuff that I just havent...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By djb

Cycco, I've known a number of Pascals and...

Cycco, I've known a number of Pascals and Pascales. Very nice people.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By djb

Same aged Canuck that can only think of my height...

Same aged Canuck that can only think of my height in feet and inches, so there you go, we are a mixed up bunch.
I think we've had this discussion before, but I'll always remember the first time I...
09-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By djb

Personally I've never encountered one this tight,...

Personally I've never encountered one this tight, and also personally find mounting pads to be finicky, toe in and all that, so very much would go with pumping.
The daughter of friends years back...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By djb

All you imperialists, just use litres and grams,...

All you imperialists, just use litres and grams, it would all be so much simpler.
seriously though, I've totally lost my ounces stuff and always find it confusing when folks describe x camping gear...
09-13-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By djb

me too, and know someone who would loosen brake...

me too, and know someone who would loosen brake cable bolt each time to remove wheel because they were using the second little bump thing on the cantis cable instead of the larger.

also some...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By djb

Morning, I thought I had responded but obviously...

Morning, I thought I had responded but obviously didn't.
About your jacket, ya it really seems that some jackets are great new, but invariably less over time....
About your overmitts, one thing...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By djb

A few thoughts re disc brakes and qr wheels....

A few thoughts
re disc brakes and qr wheels. As an owner of such a bike, you're really going to need to become familiar with your avid bb5 or bb7 brakes. I have bb7s and if unfamiliar with them, ...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

I wish you the best with your riding comfort in...

I wish you the best with your riding comfort in the future.
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

Am I mistaken, or have you positioned an...

Am I mistaken, or have you positioned an adjustable stem so as to place your drop bars behind the steerer.
it looks like this in your photos.
...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

rack is 645g or 22.7 ounces. Not sure where you...

rack is 645g or 22.7 ounces. Not sure where you get 340g or 12oz. See their website

pair of roller classic is 1590g or 3.5 pounds. See their website
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By djb

my wifes mtb, well a Surly Troll, is a XS, she's...

my wifes mtb, well a Surly Troll, is a XS, she's about 5' , and 26in wheels have the advantage on small frames for not having toe strike on the front wheel. Even for me at over 5'10", I dont have toe...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

Ive followed Formula 1 for eons, and c.f. is used...

Ive followed Formula 1 for eons, and c.f. is used extensively. It's always been commented on how one example of suspension struts, can take incredible loads and forces in one direction, but if...
09-10-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By djb

My only addition to this topic is that each time...

My only addition to this topic is that each time I've replaced frreewheels on our families older or not so old cheaper bikes, the brand new inexpensive frreewheels have noticeable wobble. The first...
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

morning stae, I suspect it's because it's very...

morning stae, I suspect it's because it's very rare for bars to be narrow, for many years now. When I got a new dropbar bike, it was in 2010, and like I wrote, the wider bars (still only 42cm, but...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

Good, I'm glad you are aware of being careful, ...

Good, I'm glad you are aware of being careful, and your load is rather light.
over all the decades I've toured, my average speed is still about 10mph, but sometimes going down a hill we can get...
09-09-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By djb

as someone who has had screeching discs, i get...

as someone who has had screeching discs, i get the frustration, but its hard for online folks to know what you're doing. You could be contaminating stuff--oh, when you changed rotors and pads, was...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By djb

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of...

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of observations--not many spokes there, and that carbon fork seems to fit the bill of forks that shouldn't have p-clamps clamping.......

don't know...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By djb

Re rohlof shifters on Jones bars, I'm fairly...

Re rohlof shifters on Jones bars, I'm fairly certain I've seen photos of bikes on bikepacking.com with this set up, by that Cass Gilbert hardcore dude or others.
you should be able to find images...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By djb

funny stories. you'll laugh, but how I've...

funny stories.
you'll laugh, but how I've always remembered that left pedals are reverse thread is that I recall the stuff like your grandmother and how "left " was "wrong", and that's how I...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By djb

interesting, and perhaps I wasn't clear, if it...

interesting, and perhaps I wasn't clear, if it works best for you on the left, that's all that matters, that's great. (in other words, I have absolutely no problem with it whatsoever, didnt mean for...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By djb

funny Rick. but in all seriousness, I certainly...

funny Rick.
but in all seriousness, I certainly wouldnt think of going left hand shifting.
From car shifting, to downtube shifting, to sti rd shifting, the right hand certainly has all the muscle...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By djb

hey there PW The great thing with these bars is...

hey there PW
The great thing with these bars is that they are cheap. I bought my pair probably 5 years ago when setting up my Troll, to try them out, and they were probably 30 bucks, tax incl. The...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By djb

The great thing is that there is lots of time, or...

The great thing is that there is lots of time, or at least time to do a certain amount of riding and see how things are--and also to get a better feeling if the desire is really there.
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By djb

what you and Stae bring up are really good ideas....

what you and Stae bring up are really good ideas.
re total bike weight, absolutely its a factor, but from my life experience riding, even if not carrying stuff or very lightly loaded, having about...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By djb

I agree on putting on damp shorts, no big deal...

I agree on putting on damp shorts, no big deal other than a bit of a brrrrr feeling on a cool morning, but no different than when we sweat. And I find they dry out riding quite quickly. I just tend...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

And this year's winner for best graphics in a BF...

And this year's winner for best graphics in a BF post about handlebar width goes to.............
BOB G !!

pretty much the same for my dropbar tourer, including the intterupter bars.
I would add...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By djb

I can only relate this to my experience of really...

I can only relate this to my experience of really preferring to wash my shorts every day, the saddle sore issue can occur and its just something I want to avoid.
I find washing them right away, ...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By djb

As another parent and rider who completely agrees...

As another parent and rider who completely agrees with Doug on this, I can't emphasize to those here how important this is.
It's one thing as an adult saying for another adult that "the gearing...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

it's the opposite here. He had butterfly bars,...

it's the opposite here. He had butterfly bars, trekking bars, where the "hands on controls" position is pretty much straight across, ie no angle at all.
with my trekking bars this straight part...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By djb

then you certainly know how your bits and bytes...

then you certainly know how your bits and bytes feel from riding!
I guess the only thing of using padded shorts bikepacking would maybe be less opportunity to wash them daily--which Ive always done...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

chuckle. I was sorely tempted to get a pair of...

chuckle. I was sorely tempted to get a pair of Denhams, but at the time I was thinking of this, you could only order them from Europe and with shipping etc, they would have been well over 200...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

Gauv, I have similarly angled bars on my mtb,...

Gauv, I have similarly angled bars on my mtb, although I think yours have more degree of angle. I really do find that this makes a difference.
I'd be very curious to see how those bar end things...
09-07-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By djb

and on another topic appropriate note, I would...

and on another topic appropriate note, I would suggest using Woods cork pads, much better performance than the Ligier French crap, and easier on your oak rims too.
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By djb

Rb, how much do you ride? I can't keep track of...

Rb, how much do you ride? I can't keep track of some user names, I thought you were the NYC dude, but I must be wrong.
Seems that you're trying to suss out stuff from asking folks here, but...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

Morning gauvins, specifically about width, one...

Morning gauvins,
specifically about width, one factor that comes into play for me is the type of grips you use. Ive used ergon grips that for my hands, really feel nice and reduce pressure points,...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

geez, a hardtail to boot! ya, as someone who...

geez, a hardtail to boot!
ya, as someone who has always liked really good front end feel (motorcycles or bicycles) I've always figured a bike like that 1970 one must have felt like driving a...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

now thats just goofy Senor Miele! (neat though,...

now thats just goofy Senor Miele! (neat though, but goofy)
once in a blue moon I see some young dude with something like this here in Montreal and I really wonder how sketchy it must feel riding...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

I clearly recall riding wider dropbars for the...

I clearly recall riding wider dropbars for the first time and immediately feeling, "hey, I dont feel scrunched up and I can breathe easier!" --but like I said, I really didnt know any better as I...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

Absolutely on the bent elbows, relaxed and loose...

Absolutely on the bent elbows, relaxed and loose grip, totally crucial to long term comfort.
re width, with drop bars my early Japanese touring bike 1990 era, had stupidly narrow bars, partly...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By djb

Hi gauvins, your experience with butterfly bars...

Hi gauvins, your experience with butterfly bars mirrors mine, although I haven't toured with them I've ridden them a fair amount. They work ok but the lack of sweep back bothers my wrists.
Ive...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By djb

I'm sure I run lower than 70 at times, but...

I'm sure I run lower than 70 at times, but suffice to say that Montreal and Quebec roads and "good quality road surfaces" are never in the same sentence.
I've commented before here, but seriously,...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By djb

I'm wriiting this more for Bjorn, but I can...

I'm wriiting this more for Bjorn, but I can relate to your story to my late 90s aluminum framed mtb and its harsh ride--very typical for this era of alum bike. I ride it a lot with street tires and I...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By djb

Hey there jama, was planning to say, hey there...

Hey there jama, was planning to say, hey there lardass ;-) but then read about two treatments, sorry to hear that.
I get all your concerns, have always been mine. Luckily in my province from the...
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