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Forum: Touring
10-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 681
Posted By djb

all great points. One of the interesting things...

all great points.
One of the interesting things with bike touring is that yes, less weight means easier climbing and slightly faster overall speed, but it really does depend on how you look at how...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By djb

as noted, tires will have a given width on a...

as noted, tires will have a given width on a given rim, and unfortunately it really depends on the specific rim as to how wide a tire can be in real life. My experience overall is that tires tend to...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 681
Posted By djb

clearly from your hiking experience, you know...

clearly from your hiking experience, you know about using up all your layers effectively for varying temps and conditions, so choosing your clothes is important. I always have a fleece, and along...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 681
Posted By djb

Oh, especially on a long trip, it's also nice...

Oh, especially on a long trip, it's also nice with more pannier room to not have to do a Tetris game every time you attempt to put everything away each morning.
Yes, we quickly get accustomed to...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 681
Posted By djb

Some things to consider on a cross country trip...

Some things to consider on a cross country trip are comfort things connected to the range of temps you'll encounter, so a few more clothing options that add a bit of space.
sleeping bag, camp mat,...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 681
Posted By djb

Ive toured with rear load only (prob about...

Ive toured with rear load only (prob about 30lbs), four panniers with really small front panniers and more weight at back (essentially 1980s racks and bike, so kinda loosey goosey), and four panniers...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

Gotcha

Gotcha
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

if you guys say its his or her M.O then probably...

if you guys say its his or her M.O then probably yes.
but I my sense of humour was very much influenced by Monty Python and their absurd, wacky take on stuff, which I still find funny as heck.
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 288,203
Posted By djb

it is really nice to get lost in beautiful nada...

it is really nice to get lost in beautiful nada isn't it?
I find a real feeling of relaxment that comes from being in these sort of spaces
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,730
Posted By djb

on that note, for sale Surely LhT, plus some...

on that note,
for sale
Surely LhT, plus some sort of panyers that attach to these racky things, name on panyers is Ortleeb, all yours for $200, meet me at the Vendome Metro station.
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

so you do already have a Flyer Mr Co.

so you do already have a Flyer Mr Co.
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

just so you know, the B67 is wider than the B17. ...

just so you know, the B67 is wider than the B17.
Its the Flyer thats a B17 with springs.

really look into the 28s, the difference is very very noticeable, especially if you go with some tires...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

in my case, an upright seating style can be...

in my case, an upright seating style can be harder on back, but really, only this guy or lady will know what feels best for their back.
re lowering seat, other than for people with limited cycling...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

Something to read to back this up ...

Something to read to back this up
https://www.renehersecycles.com/what-makes-a-bike-fast/
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

The other thing Colorado is how much riding...

The other thing Colorado is how much riding experience you have and how much you ride.
Are you a beginner who bought a used 23mm shod road bike and ride once a month or a long time rider who loves...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

Only you know what your specific back situation...

Only you know what your specific back situation is, but I can't emphasize how wider and wider tires make such a difference to more comfort for hands and bum/back.
I've ridden on 28, 32,35, 40, 50,...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

even without knowing anything about restricted...

even without knowing anything about restricted access etc, when I saw your route, all I could think about is , wow that looks pretty darn remote.

I'm sure you can find other trail routes in the...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By djb

Like tourist, I regularly ride a sprung flyer (a...

Like tourist, I regularly ride a sprung flyer (a b17 with springs) on my commuter, and I'd have to agree with tourists assessment. If I whack into a pothole it absorbs a certain amount, but because...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By djb

Nice of you to bring this to attention. As you...

Nice of you to bring this to attention.
As you say, it probably won't be around for long.
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

I've never done a far off isolated trip like this...

I've never done a far off isolated trip like this with potential for taking the wrong path etc, so it certainly makes sense to me to have GPS and phone backup. Most likely there won't be cell...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

unless of course it wasn't meant to be humorous,...

unless of course it wasn't meant to be humorous, then forget everything I said.
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

come on guys, you're a hard audience, I thought...

come on guys, you're a hard audience, I thought it was funny!
was even going to follow up with a , " I prefer doing the Buddhist monk pilgrimage prone on your hands and knees, slide knees along...
10-23-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By djb

Thanks to the two of you for the experienced and...

Thanks to the two of you for the experienced and detailed replies, appreciate it.
This winter I will tear both h2 bikes down and at the minimum do the general clean and regrease of threads. I ...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By djb

Telly us about it.

Telly us about it.
10-22-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By djb

Mine is a XT crank and bearing, I've got another...

Mine is a XT crank and bearing, I've got another xt bearing as a spare, have been told anecdotally that xt are longer lasting than deore, but who knows. My wife's bike has deore ht2, so may be a...
10-22-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By djb

Re hollowtech ll in general, my first and only...

Re hollowtech ll in general, my first and only experience with mounting a H2 triple on my touring bike about 5 years ago was very straightforward, and I've been very impressed with how long it has...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By djb

Given that you know the dimensions of the bike...

Given that you know the dimensions of the bike that was too big for you, and the stem length and dropbar dimensions, you have the best info to get a bike that will fit you much better.
As for not...
Forum: Touring
10-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By djb

dude, why didn't you share this info at first? ...

dude, why didn't you share this info at first?
show some photos also, all of this is crucial for free interwebs mechanic all advice
have you ever changed the chain?
Forum: Touring
10-21-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,260
Posted By djb

Holy geez fourfa, such good, practical and down...

Holy geez fourfa, such good, practical and down to earth suggestions and comments, all of which I agree on
I especially loved the comment about too high gearing being an affront to knees and...
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,260
Posted By djb

Hats off to you guys who began touring when I was...

Hats off to you guys who began touring when I was barely in school. I get that the technology waa what it was, but even with a light load, a 45/26 is still hardman gearing , and for your average...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By djb

ah yes, for some reason I thought he was talking...

ah yes, for some reason I thought he was talking about rear shifting also.
Ive always found that friction front shifting is so much nicer and smoother, as we can finesse it just right, and it can be...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By djb

And there is no reason you should be shifting...

And there is no reason you should be shifting this bike with friction, unless the bar end shifter for the Rd is borked for indexing, which is unlikely.
Really though, poor shifting could be a whole...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By djb

You may not have any need to replace your chain...

You may not have any need to replace your chain rings, and your shifting problems may be something simple, or not.
internet folks can't help you, you just need a trusted mechanic to assess the bike...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 288,203
Posted By djb

str, these shots of lovely dirt roads over there...

str, these shots of lovely dirt roads over there in Espana always make me wish that I was there exploring, especially now that it is getting cold and wet here....
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By djb

Thanks robow, here's a screenshot of the...

Thanks robow,
here's a screenshot of the schwalbe page, showing the various sizes and schwalbe ratings for the different flavours.
in 27.5 and 622, they go from 1.6", 2, 2.2 and even 2.4.

2.4...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,353,557
Posted By djb

We'll, at least for once you cleaned your damn...

We'll, at least for once you cleaned your damn bike before leaning it up against that beautiful wall!
tschus
Forum: Touring
10-17-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By djb

Schwalbe Hurricane gravel-ish tires

Bought these back in early summer but have been riding with slicks until finally getting out and doing a few gravel, double track, stoney, sandy and paved short trips this fall. Originally got these...
10-17-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By djb

Obrigado, thanks. ya, your low is lower than...

Obrigado, thanks.
ya, your low is lower than mine, but you certainly are a masher at 45 rpm compared to me. Your maintenance and not riding in mud all the time probably just means that you...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,260
Posted By djb

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix,...

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix, right out of an Eddy Merckx quote

I loved how when with the ladies, you made the "drastic" change from a 45 to a 44t chain ring.
Times change,...
10-16-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By djb

Did it work out and were you able to get a larger...

Did it work out and were you able to get a larger ring rings?
10-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By djb

very wise words. we've all busted bolts and...

very wise words.
we've all busted bolts and made mistakes, that's how one learns, and as you say, YouTube vids can be a good resource, but the world isn't computer world of bits and bytes and one...
10-16-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By djb

dws, I've lived and traveled in Latin America,...

dws, I've lived and traveled in Latin America, so I get the steep thing, but about torque and all that, it really must be down to your weight and the power you put out when going up steep stuff.
I...
10-15-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By djb

I'd suggest asking over in the Clydesdale...

I'd suggest asking over in the Clydesdale section, they will have much more real life experiences with hubs, rims, spokes that can live well with a rider and load of your weight.

I'd also...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By djb

The seatpost clamp with holes works well, also...

The seatpost clamp with holes works well, also take into account that near the dropouts and caliper, often using some spacers will take care of minor issues of rack getting in way of caliper. Don't...
Forum: Touring
10-10-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By djb

Quick thoughts that can help ride regularly...

Quick thoughts that can help
ride regularly around traffic to develop your awareness /reaction time/common sense approach to various traffic situations. I commute regularly in a city and it...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By djb

blowboat/grandpa another obvious "don't do...

blowboat/grandpa
another obvious "don't do that", but I'll add another----Get a mirror and become comfortable using it competently.
Having a mirror and to be able to use while still riding straight...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By djb

oh absolutely. I recall meeting a Scots couple...

oh absolutely.
I recall meeting a Scots couple somewhere in Mexico, they had been in the States and bought two old bikes (80s road bikes) and headed down through Mexico. Road gearing, pulloing a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,269
Posted By djb

interesting, so not just me who always found that...

interesting, so not just me who always found that fellow to be rather "infomercially" with the whole presentation.
Reminds of that tall, super white teeth dude from on tv back in the early 90s....
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By djb

good suggestion on the vita. We have a size...

good suggestion on the vita. We have a size small vita in our household, first used by my wife abd now my daughter.
Good bike, light, and even in stock trim it's a good traveling bike. 8 speed, ...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By djb

Doable, but depending on the specifics, you've...

Doable, but depending on the specifics, you've got the very real chance of having to waste time dealing with broken stuff, the inconvenience, and then you get into the whole quantifying the...
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