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Forum: Fatbikes
12-02-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By djb

Hey there Mr toad, just wanted to say thanks for...

Hey there Mr toad, just wanted to say thanks for the temp difference chart, very useful and straightforward , as our bikes start out room temperature ish.
Especially for a new guy to the whole...
Forum: Touring
11-28-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 297,625
Posted By djb

Damn that must have been mervelloso riding along...

Damn that must have been mervelloso riding along that road!
I looked at it on Google maps and its quite something!
danke for showing it
11-27-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By djb

as mentioned, your personal body stuff is...

as mentioned, your personal body stuff is impossible to evaluate, but looking at photos of the stock 2017 Rove, one can see that stock the bars are below seat height, and then the stem length/angle...
Forum: Touring
11-26-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By djb

Trekcommuter, check out this article about wider...

Trekcommuter, check out this article about wider tires and speed. (Wider supple tires that is)

https://www.renehersecycles.com/12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/

my personal...
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By djb

Tmsn, I love that photo. Gotta get psyched up...

Tmsn, I love that photo. Gotta get psyched up for that 15%climb, it's only 50kms away!

I once bought a white dress shirt like that at a second hand store, to wear at the beach, way back in the...
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By djb

Mr and Mrs RollingExist, has seen your bike photo...

Mr and Mrs RollingExist, has seen your bike photo in the touring rig bit, so fun to see this vid (havent looked at others). As I wrote in the other thread, I find the Ogres and Trolls to be a great...
Forum: Touring
11-25-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By djb

Interesting concept idea here that is fine on...

Interesting concept idea here that is fine on paper, but in real life, it just ain't gonna cut it--or certainly not worth the time and risk of problems while on the road. Problems of which there are...
11-24-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By djb

If you ever change your mind and decide to try...

If you ever change your mind and decide to try dropbars again, a shorter stem could have helped you. I'm about the same age as you and properly positioned drops, height above seat and seat to bars...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By djb

Perfectly adequate, inexpensive aluminum rear...

Perfectly adequate, inexpensive aluminum rear racks are available that will work perfectly for the light weight you want to carry.
Doesn't make any sense to compromise both uses.
from a totally...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By djb

ahh. Well, going from my traveling experiences, I...

ahh. Well, going from my traveling experiences, I still would go for other options, or think about frame only and build up with parts of your choosing--especially if you are actually serious about...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By djb

Utoner, given that this is your first response on...

Utoner, given that this is your first response on the topic, you might want to elaborate on what you're looking for, specifically on what sort of touring you want to do.
​​​​​​There are steel...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By djb

I certainly agree Andy, and even find that it's a...

I certainly agree Andy, and even find that it's a bonus having a sprightly riding bike unloaded, cuz it's fun, and then when you put panniers or whatever else on it, the steering slows down but is...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

What would be cool would be to make a good seal...

What would be cool would be to make a good seal between that cylinder thing, figure out how to mix fuel and air, I dunno, atomize it? And then light a match to make a teensy explosion that could push...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

this is becoming a "compilation of wacky and...

this is becoming a "compilation of wacky and wonderful bicycle drivetrains" thread.

thanks bob, I personally think it would be required of riders to loudly bbbbwwlftttt bbbwwfftttt with their lips...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

You gotta love the morons who burn bikes doncha? ...

You gotta love the morons who burn bikes doncha?
Same type of young moron guys who break store windows and burn cop cars here in Montreal during a hockey "riot" even if the Montreal Canadians win.
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,442
Posted By djb

Boltbreaker, that is a particularly interesting...

Boltbreaker, that is a particularly interesting frame. It also probably has the longest head tube that I've ever seen, what frame size is it?
The shifter position seems particularly awkward to...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

re 2 speed igh, a few years back I knew someone...

re 2 speed igh, a few years back I knew someone who bought an Ikea branded winter city bike, all aluminum frame, disk brakes and a 2 speed igh with belt drive.

upon remembering this, it was an...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By djb

It is curious how diff materials can be different...

It is curious how diff materials can be different for odour, although as you say, it does depend on the person also.
In general, I find the wool stuff I own and wear regularly really doesnt smell...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 2,367,934
Posted By djb

nice setup, I was tempted to go the igh route on...

nice setup, I was tempted to go the igh route on my troll, but decided to stick with a derailleur, but using a mtb triple for a lot of low gears.
Are you still happy with the Jones bars? I've been...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By djb

hey there mr fish, ya I don't know about that...

hey there mr fish, ya I don't know about that elevation gain. I have to think in meters, and 12k miles is probably close to 3500m and that doesnt sound right. I just looked at google maps for...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By djb

and boy, always think of how those folks set off...

and boy, always think of how those folks set off in ye ol sailing ships with limited food and fresh water, and not really knowing what lay past X point on the map....
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By djb

not my experience at all over decades of outdoor...

not my experience at all over decades of outdoor stuff, winter and summer, but you obviously feel otherwise.
and I love some of my merino stuff, especially my long sleeve top with a nice high...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By djb

the other riders put their clothes on his empty...

the other riders put their clothes on his empty clothesline
these are not his clothes
they were clothesline hogs
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

another tip of the hat to different thinking. ...

another tip of the hat to different thinking.
thanks. I hadn't actually looked it up before you wrote this.
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By djb

Afro, you've gone awol on this. rereading your...

Afro, you've gone awol on this.
rereading your posts, it's clear that you can express yourself well in writing, and you seem to be a naive English speaker, although I could be wrong about that. ...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

Saddle, ya I know, I know. but now you've ...

Saddle, ya I know, I know.
but now you've put the image in my head of the hotdog truck driving around on the moon beside Tintins rocket.
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

Now that's something else. Thanks for sharing....

Now that's something else. Thanks for sharing. Not really sure if this actually works, but certainly another example of someone getting a goofy idea and making it into an actual thing.
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

absolutely. I've never even ridden a dual...

absolutely. I've never even ridden a dual suspension bike, let alone having any amount of offroad talent to take advantage of hammering over stuff at speeds that make my eyes water watching vids of...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By djb

oh, for both of you. It is possible to ride from...

oh, for both of you. It is possible to ride from Montreal and get to St Jerome by bike paths now. Ya, its going to involve a certain amount of urbanish riding, but from downtown its probably 55,...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By djb

altair, not surprising to me that there isnt that...

altair, not surprising to me that there isnt that much info in English.
this morning while having coffee I took a quick look at the shuttle system website, and it appears to still be around, and...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By djb

Once out of Montreal, onto the south shore,...

Once out of Montreal, onto the south shore, getting onto quiet rural roads was fairly easy, and made for a pleasant ride down to rouses point, NY Then went down the Champlain island two lanes. I've...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By djb

Quick thoughts -yes I get liking a quick...

Quick thoughts
-yes I get liking a quick handling bike, but it's all in personal perception. What I think is fine might be what you think is too fast or two slow, so really up to you. 11 years ago...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By djb

I rode from Montreal to Boston once and passed...

I rode from Montreal to Boston once and passed through Burlington, it's a nice ride and getting onto la route verte is a pretty good way of entering Montreal by bike once you get closer to the city....
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By djb

Altair, did you ever find any mentions of books...

Altair, did you ever find any mentions of books etc on the history of the region as you were enquiring about? Logging would have always been the main industry, and then tourism grew and grew. We had...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

I agree, derailleurs work pretty darn well, for...

I agree, derailleurs work pretty darn well, for me anyway, but I still am impressed by someone who comes up with a totally different way of approaching a given, existing system

that's really why I...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

yup, they certainly seem to be the greatest of...

yup, they certainly seem to be the greatest of all time dike maintenancers, no doubt about it.
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

havent a clue, just thought it was neat. my...

havent a clue, just thought it was neat.
my guess is lighter and more efficient, but hey, like I said, I haven't a clue. just cool.
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By djb

[chain] wrap your heads around this boys and girls...pretty cool

pretty darn fricken neat, talk about thinking sideways or outside of the box.
yes, probably really more appropriate for the mtb gang, but it's so cool, I had to share it with you lot.
...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By djb

If really looking into getting more miles in per...

If really looking into getting more miles in per day for the same output, clothing that doesn't flap like crazy, riding position and pannier wind sail area really do add up here and there....but...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,303
Posted By djb

i have used my overmitts with my shimano...

i have used my overmitts with my shimano brifters, it works ok, but not really great, so I certainly get your experience. When its cold enough for mitts , overmitts, I'm riding other bikes with...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By djb

ouchie wawa---geez Louise Doug, thats a doozy....

ouchie wawa---geez Louise Doug, thats a doozy. Poor tire, she's a done for aint it?
Glad you tried them and interesting to hear that they've been a positive riding experience (bar fight aside)
In...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By djb

another "spend the money" on nice rolling tires....

another "spend the money" on nice rolling tires. I've spent a lot of time on Schwalbe Supremes, so am biased towards them due to my extremely good experience with them. Good flat protection, but also...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

Ya, I fleetingly saw this mentioned somewhere...

Ya, I fleetingly saw this mentioned somewhere also, but I too have decided to not spend any energy understanding TA until I need to. I imagine there are some standards, but being in the clueless...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,303
Posted By djb

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute...

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute year round, so ride regularly in 0 c weather, and down to maybe -10c, -15c. Basically I use the same layers as when I cross country ski at the same...
Forum: Touring
11-15-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

that did make me chuckle. there's been a bunch...

that did make me chuckle.
there's been a bunch of times I see enticing used or take off wheelsets and then realize they are thru axle.....dang it.
Forum: Touring
11-15-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

very neighbourly of you Jacco to reference the QR...

very neighbourly of you Jacco to reference the QR code. We use them here, in fact I use mine every day. In the different Canadian provinces I believe there is a different app, if one uses that...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

ya, I was thinking the logistics of a lockdown,...

ya, I was thinking the logistics of a lockdown, ie cafes closed etc. Don't know if you lived through any covid lockdowns but while grocery stores were open (often with restricted numbers of people...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,772
Posted By djb

There's no right or wrong here, and clearly the...

There's no right or wrong here, and clearly the tents, camp mats and even sleeping bags are smaller and lighter.
Simply comes down to personal preferences of a certain amount of comfort, some of...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,563
Posted By djb

Thailand or Holland I guess. If it's Holland...

Thailand or Holland I guess.
If it's Holland it's going to potentially be rather tricky, depending on the timing.
11-12-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By djb

its really good to hear that some reforming can...

its really good to hear that some reforming can be done using a heat gun carefully, will keep it in mind for future.
Thanks
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