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Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By djb

re changing a crankset read up on chainline,...

re changing a crankset
read up on chainline, and about how far a crankset is supposed to be out from the middle of the frame. The bb axles have different lengths , so you need to combine a crankset...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By djb

there are very inexpensive triple 44/32/22 cranks...

there are very inexpensive triple 44/32/22 cranks available, or 42/32/22 if you want to go that low.
If not, the often mentioned 48/36/26 is a good choice, but you're going to have to see what is...
06-26-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By djb

Sweeks, have fun trying this out.

Sweeks, have fun trying this out.
06-19-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By djb

Glad the more level position works. As for hand...

Glad the more level position works. As for hand pressure, level generally stops y you sliding forward off saddle, so good that it felt ok riding.
All the best trying front friction
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By djb

Hey, that's why you're paid the big bucks here...

Hey, that's why you're paid the big bucks here right Tourist!
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By djb

I hear you, that type of situation is unnerving,...

I hear you, that type of situation is unnerving, we've probably all had them....
but.....and a big but.... Seriously, having a good mirror would have given you the heads up on this.
It's our...
06-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By djb

I have microshift units on my genevale dropbar...

I have microshift units on my genevale dropbar shifters, and have spent many months shifting them all day long.

No complaints really and they just work and have a nice tactile feel to them, which...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By djb

Ive noticed over the years that technique...

Ive noticed over the years that technique downshifting plays a part.
Speed shifting (Im using friction shifting on one bike) and also it seems to me that going to the small chainring while the...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By djb

Given the era of the Crit bike, I would hazard a...

Given the era of the Crit bike, I would hazard a guess that 28mm would be the max you could put in, maybe only 25mm?

It will be interesting for you to try modern bikes with faster tires that roll...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By djb

That's a neat goal. You may find you'll want...

That's a neat goal. You may find you'll want every smidgen of advantage for yourself, comfort, efficiency, so I guess the idea of using one of the older bikes is very romantic, but see and assess...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By djb

Good way of putting it stae. while these things...

Good way of putting it stae.
while these things are metal objects that can be replaced, they do have lots of memories attached....
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,217
Posted By djb

Thanks guys, I remember now. I still think he...

Thanks guys, I remember now.
I still think he could use the lower hole with spacers, but I don't have the bike or rack in front of me.
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,217
Posted By djb

Aren't all track bosses directly or almost at the...

Aren't all track bosses directly or almost at the axle area on all bikes?
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By djb

dog fangs work really well. I have it on one of...

dog fangs work really well. I have it on one of my bikes and it does the job perfectly---of course, you do need to be sure that the adjustment screw on your fd is properly adjusted--just that will...
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By djb

One thing with aluminium bikes from that era is...

One thing with aluminium bikes from that era is that they can be pretty stiff. Great with a load, but my 90s MTB is harsh so I'm very aware of tire pressures to help with this.
maybe not a big deal...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By djb

Sounds good. The sand dunes part of sandbanks is...

Sounds good. The sand dunes part of sandbanks is a cool place, the dunes are about a 30 min ride from the camping area of sandbanks, but the whole area might be worth a day off if you feel like it....
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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
06-12-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 2,446,809
Posted By djb

Cool looking bike, but you know what's the...

Cool looking bike, but you know what's the coolest thing on it?



The bar tape! Never seen that before-snazzy.
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,412
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By djb

​​​​​​ not sure to laugh or be offended, mostly...

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not sure to laugh or be offended, mostly laugh though.
Well, while on my bike, I'd prefer to be hit by a base/root bicycle than a car any day of the week!
Ya, I knew it was a translation...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,412
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By djb

Read the welgo blurb, it says handy for parking...

Read the welgo blurb, it says handy for parking your car.
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,412
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
06-11-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By djb

I suspect you'd really like trying out some...

I suspect you'd really like trying out some gravel bikes. You are experienced enough to be aware of gearing realities that will work for you, and to appreciate the differences in how different models...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By djb

So Haworth, has your "friend" started to get an...

So Haworth, has your "friend" started to get an idea of how much money is involved to lower the gearing?
any decisions or is it too much to spend?
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By djb

​​​​​​ I borrowed a tent for my first bike...

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I borrowed a tent for my first bike trip, to try it out. It was a teeny tiny bivy type tunnel tent, no room to sit up at all, felt like a coffin. So it was good to hear I learned to that I...
Forum: Touring
06-10-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By djb

Guten tag Herr Frenzen, Do you have or can you...

Guten tag Herr Frenzen,
Do you have or can you borrow camping stuff?
Do you already have panniers or whatever to hold your stuff?
The idea to do a one nighter is a good one, one possibility is to...
Forum: Touring
06-10-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By djb

No you wouldn't, you'd either put them in your...

No you wouldn't, you'd either put them in your parts bin or sell them to some eager buyer ;-)
Forum: Touring
06-10-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By djb

I'd recommend starting a new topic thread on...

I'd recommend starting a new topic thread on this, more people will see it and you might get other ideas.
I'd be happy to give suggestions there, or at least discuss options and whatnot.
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By djb

Mein Gott en himmel, no odometer?! I have to...

Mein Gott en himmel, no odometer?!

I have to say, if I had oodles of expendable income, I could very well see getting a belt drive bike, either Pinion or a Rohlof. That would be pretty cool.
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

me too, wash them in the campground or cheap...

me too, wash them in the campground or cheap accommodation shower with me. Or a sink. Or a bucket.
I just bring two sets of bike shorts, and a couple of jerseys, so always wash the set I was wearing...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

You'll see how it is over time, but I can...

You'll see how it is over time, but I can certainly attest that tires like that already provided such nice cush that you may find you don't need the suspension stuff.
Personally I like having...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

​​It's great that you've toured a lot, and with...

​​It's great that you've toured a lot, and with varying setups, but really, what does it accomplish being negative and actually telling someone that they have the wrong bike, wheels and tires?
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

My troll is lighter than a stock troll because...

My troll is lighter than a stock troll because the wheelset is lighter, the crankset is lighter, and the fenders and two racks are lighter than some, same with the tires-- and heck, the rider is...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By djb

Well written balanced comments, even to someone...

Well written balanced comments, even to someone who has never ridden a bike with one.
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

Today on my 31 or whatever lb touring bike, I...

Today on my 31 or whatever lb touring bike, I took off the 2.1 inch gravely treaded tires and put back on the 2 inch slicks, and boy those tires make going over rough roads a cushiony experience....
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By djb

Gotcha on the ajax etc. We camped for nearly 20...

Gotcha on the ajax etc. We camped for nearly 20 years at sandbanks, nice place. From campground to Picton to ferry to Kingston is about 80k, did it once, brought my bike camping and visited a friend...
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

My touring bike with racks is very similar to...

My touring bike with racks is very similar to yours, as is the vast majority of proper touring bikes. Yes there are lighter bikes out there, but somewhere around 25 is probably on the lighter end---...
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By djb

Again, no personal experience of that cata trail,...

Again, no personal experience of that cata trail, I've done similar rail trails near Montreal where some are well maintained, lots of people, others are rougher and more remote, but I have a fair...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By djb

Stae, ya it seems that this fellow will have to...

Stae, ya it seems that this fellow will have to make a judgement call on options.
Good luck
This isn't the first time that I've read of this issue with trailers. I suspect the most common solution...
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