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Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By imi

Yes, I use them to hold regular water bottles as...

Yes, I use them to hold regular water bottles as well as a thinner 50 cl (PET) bottle with denatured alcohol under the down tube. They work fine.

I use the XL models for carrying 1,5 litre PET...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By imi

On their website it definitely looks like the...

On their website it definitely looks like the rack comes in black too... but is unavailable for order.
Maybe contact them and ask when they’ll be back in stock?
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By imi

British Airways and SAS if you keep all your...

British Airways and SAS if you keep all your checked luggage under 23kgs.
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By imi

Interesting. I’ll remember that if I ever...

Interesting. I’ll remember that if I ever consider a mtb conversion again. I imagine the wider bars give you a somewhat lesser upright position, neh?
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By imi

We’re a simple bunch, aren’t we. 😊 I avoid...

We’re a simple bunch, aren’t we. 😊

I avoid the universal brake cables, as cutting off an end-piece might leave you with a frayed end that is harder to route through housing - especially if you...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By imi

I’m sure you’ll get more detailed answers, but I...

I’m sure you’ll get more detailed answers, but I believe H&B spots are one night only.
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By imi

I tried drop bars on my Miyata On-Off Road...

I tried drop bars on my Miyata On-Off Road Runner. The reach was fine, but my gawd it felt like a weird riding position. I went straight back to the flat bars.
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By imi

I have lucked out at Decathlons in France and...

I have lucked out at Decathlons in France and Spain. They typically crush boxes as soon as they are unpacked and I have found them basically unhelpful in other ways too (unless it’s a regular sale)....
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,260
Posted By imi

For years in my late teens/early twenties I...

For years in my late teens/early twenties I basically lived on bread and cheese, and the occasional fruit.

As the years went by, I found myself preferring to cook more and more (lots of beans and...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By imi

Yes, in Denmark the wind can blow strongly mostly...

Yes, in Denmark the wind can blow strongly mostly from the west, with NW being more usual although it can shift to SW on a daily basis. Riding North to South is better. Straight east to west can be a...
Forum: Touring
06-10-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By imi

Both work fine. Check out the ”Pictures of your...

Both work fine. Check out the ”Pictures of your loaded rigs” (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/69234-pictures-your-loaded-rigs.html) sticky thread.

Some find handling better with four panniers,...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By imi

OP: Sounds like a fantastic trip! I’m jelly! 😆 ...

OP: Sounds like a fantastic trip! I’m jelly! 😆

Yes, it will be hot, particularly in the middle of the day... which is why the spanish invented the siesta!

Start early, get half of your day’s...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,011
Posted By imi

For six years (1978-84) I lived on the road,...

For six years (1978-84) I lived on the road, hitch-hiking year round, mostly near the Mediterranean sea. I had a sleeping bag and a sheet of garden plastic (1.75m x 2.5m x 2mm). No tent or sleeping...
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By imi

If you decide to take a pump, the Topeak Mini...

If you decide to take a pump, the Topeak Mini Morph with gauge is small and good, though the Road Morph G (gauge) is preferred by many.

A bag of trailmix goes further than power bars in my...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By imi

Cool that you found something that works for you!...

Cool that you found something that works for you!

I watched the Switchback promo film. Hard to tell on a screen but it looked fairly bulky. How do you pack them? Can it be rolled around the...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By imi

This

This
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By imi

Good thinking. I actually built up the Miyata...

Good thinking.
I actually built up the Miyata with the drivetrain from a bike I trashed on tour, so it’s 3x9 LX with hollowtech crank.
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By imi

I’ve never owned a titanium bike, but I believe...

I’ve never owned a titanium bike, but I believe they make for a fantastic touring bike. Light, strong, smooth ride... but expensive, even more so if custom made.
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By imi

If I may be so bold to say so, people here tour...

If I may be so bold to say so, people here tour on everything from folding bikes and rigid mountain bikes to 28" hybrids and drop bar gravel/CX bikes as well as specific 28" and 26" touring bikes.
...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By imi

If reliable is seen as bombproof, easy to repair,...

If reliable is seen as bombproof, easy to repair, and spare parts available in most parts of the world, I think it would be a pretty old school:

26” steel mountainbike, no suspension
V-brakes...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By imi

:thumb::lol:

:thumb::lol:
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,106
Posted By imi

In the case of ”what happens if it breaks in the...

In the case of ”what happens if it breaks in the middle-of-nowhereistan?” clipless pedals with one platform side makes sense.
Cleats and even shoes can fail of course.

I do make sure my toeclip...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,106
Posted By imi

Yeah, on tour, old skool toeclips and running...

Yeah, on tour, old skool toeclips and running shoes.

I have no problem riding clipless with stiff soled cycling shoes, or barefoot on plastic pedals, but I like toeclips with the strap just tight...
Forum: Touring
05-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By imi

Or the other way round, my headlamp fits very...

Or the other way round, my headlamp fits very well around Ortlieb handlebar bag. I find I don’t ride much after dark, but sometimes in rain or fog it’s good to have lights on your bike.

Just a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By imi

Always so interesting how different we all are 😊...

Always so interesting how different we all are 😊 I love riding with the sun on my back in the morning and towards the sunset.
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By imi

I didn’t even know that was a thing! 😅

I didn’t even know that was a thing! 😅
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,317
Posted By imi

Phone pay solutions haven’t really taken off in...

Phone pay solutions haven’t really taken off in Europe yet. I’m in Sweden which is becoming more or less cashless as everyone uses cards, but in other European countries it’s definitely good to have...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By imi

I often lay my locked bike down right outside my...

I often lay my locked bike down right outside my tent door where I can see it (I only close the door in heavy rain) and tie a guy line from the tent to the bike.

I reckon if someone trys to steal...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By imi

I enjoy climbing and love tailwinds 😊

I enjoy climbing and love tailwinds 😊
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,317
Posted By imi

I found this article discussing the effect of 5kg...

I found this article discussing the effect of 5kg (11 lbs) weight difference on a long tour interesting:

https://ridefar.info/bike/cycling-speed/weight/
Forum: Touring
05-04-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By imi

One advantage of an old school thermorest...

One advantage of an old school thermorest sleeping pad is that they can be an extra layer of protection inside a cardboard box.
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,317
Posted By imi

Sorry for you losing your dog. They make UL...

Sorry for you losing your dog.

They make UL dogs nowadays
...
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By imi

Be aware of ”code sharing” British Airways...

Be aware of ”code sharing”

British Airways is my go-to airline, as a bike can be part of your free 23kg checked baggage.
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,961
Posted By imi

I'm a huge fan of dog-poop bags. They're the...

I'm a huge fan of dog-poop bags. They're the perfect size for feet! I use them doubled up to pack food too as they don't let odours through (duh!).

Can even be pooped in and thrown in the...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,961
Posted By imi

^^^ This I let my feet and hands get wet. If...

^^^ This
I let my feet and hands get wet. If it's too cold, then a "dog-poop bag" between sock and shoe keeps feet warm, and dishwashing gloves or cheap waterproof gardening gloves over bike gloves...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,730
Posted By imi

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/camp3_b1034774b643630232f20a1d6abf153c986b36b5.jpg

I sleep in my "permanent camp at home" in the Swedish forest as many nights as...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,730
Posted By imi

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/170x227/oats_3_0264377f93c653b1e5db7db37335f52badb77a2f.jpg

150 ml cold soaked oats
300 ml water
30 ml Nescafé gold instant coffee
Pinch of...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By imi

Looks fantastic! Love the colors! 😊

Looks fantastic! Love the colors! 😊
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,317
Posted By imi

:) Good grief! I do understand what you mean, but...

:) Good grief! I do understand what you mean, but looking back on my travels, I definitely can't say the same!
Wouldn't change a minute of it though! Cheers!
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,317
Posted By imi

I've been travelling and touring since the 70's....

I've been travelling and touring since the 70's. Through the years, my gear has continually evolved from being minimal: no tent, no pad, no stove, even no shoes at times (barefoot, plastic pedals) to...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By imi

I use the same insertable kool-stop v-brake pads...

I use the same insertable kool-stop v-brake pads on my touring and commuting bikes. At the start of long tours (multi week at least) I put new pads in and use the worn ones on the commuter if there’s...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,696
Posted By imi

”Fast” can thus either be an objective,...

”Fast” can thus either be an objective, measurable quality or a subjective ”feeling” of going fast.

When on tour, I have no deadlines that would be affected by objectively going minutely faster...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,730
Posted By imi

^^^ Good grief! ... to all of it! 😅 Glad you’ve...

^^^ Good grief! ... to all of it! 😅 Glad you’ve recovered!
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

Not sure about that. I thought anything flammable...

Not sure about that. I thought anything flammable except a BIC lighter in your pocket will be refused.

Here in Sweden, a Trangia burner costs about $15, so taking a new one every trip could be an...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

Not quite following you. Who are you referring to?

Not quite following you. Who are you referring to?
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

No!

No!
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

Yes, in France and Spain the Non-Threaded valve...

Yes, in France and Spain the Non-Threaded valve is easiest to find. Green plastic valve seal = Campingaz ”One-Click”. Decathlon stores sell both the stoves and the canisters. The bigger supermarkets...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

Fantastic! Thanks Doug! :cheers:

Fantastic! Thanks Doug! :cheers:
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

Here are three pictures that have helped me out...

Here are three pictures that have helped me out in finding denatured alcohol in Israel, Egypt, and Thailand:
...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,390
Posted By imi

In Israel I found bottles of 98% alcohol...

In Israel I found bottles of 98% alcohol (ethanol) next to the whisky in a supermarket, so it was meant for drinking (mixed with something else I sincerely hope). That’s dentist grade I think, which...
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