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Forum: Touring
01-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By djb

completely reasonable, that's how long it took...

completely reasonable, that's how long it took them to get the tire off and back on again.
01-20-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By djb

Geez Louise, that really is a grit/muckfest isn't...

Geez Louise, that really is a grit/muckfest isn't it?
Good reminder on that boeshield t9, I've been meaning to look around for it. Perhaps because I've not actively searched, it seems to me that...
01-20-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By djb

ya but don't forget, if you do that, when...

ya but don't forget, if you do that, when mounting the tires they recommend, you have to place the "direction" arrow facing the other way or you get a hemispheric harmonic imbalance.
01-19-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By djb

As a mostly daily commuter in most often salty...

As a mostly daily commuter in most often salty liquidy conditions, even at -15c, I wash all the salty crap off my bike every day.

I've tried the various chain lubes I have, but in the end for a...
01-18-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

bading baboom, its always that fast aint it? I'll...

bading baboom, its always that fast aint it? I'll touch wood a few times just we are bringing falling up here.....Rode on this frozen river last winter, you can see someone had been out on their...
01-18-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

dont know if thats you, but that ice was preeeety...

dont know if thats you, but that ice was preeeety darn smooth and I guess we all learned once not to go onto ice like that without studded tires.
I love the way the bike is still sliding...
01-18-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

always but easier if you aren't actually hurt...

always
but easier if you aren't actually hurt hurt.
01-18-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

As predicted, I did go down, around a 90 degree...

As predicted, I did go down, around a 90 degree downhill off camber left where I thought I'd be a smartass and rear brake drift around it, but nope the front went and even my boot. Was rather slow so...
01-16-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

As a "Glas half full " sort of guy, what i...

As a "Glas half full " sort of guy, what i immediately thought was at least you didn't fall into the damn creek!
01-16-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

unlikely, I'll probably crash tomorrow like a...

unlikely, I'll probably crash tomorrow like a dumbass..... (I'm still touching wood here! )
01-16-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

If figure all the times ive crashed on two wheels...

If figure all the times ive crashed on two wheels has gone into a database in my brain that hopefully helps not repeat the same crash, touch wood.
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By djb

added bonus is that this gives a very neat and...

added bonus is that this gives a very neat and tidy setup.
01-16-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

I've found that these "snow sludge" conditions...

I've found that these "snow sludge" conditions that happen here with steady heavy snowfall mixed in with salt, are the hardest to ride in.
Completely slippy and "greasy" as I call it, and the most...
01-16-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

this thread is fun to read. I'm in Canada and...

this thread is fun to read. I'm in Canada and have skated, skied, biked, driven and even motorcycled in the snow and ice, so its neat to read of the observations written here about the varying...
01-16-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By djb

chuckled at that one, last winter i rode on a...

chuckled at that one, last winter i rode on a river that looked a lot like the ones shown here, and all was fine if i kept the bike vertical enough for the studs to properly contact, and yes,...
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By djb

this does make sense, but as I mentioned, I've...

this does make sense, but as I mentioned, I've had no problems using spacers and certainly not light loads on long trips--BUT were using larger volume tires at pressures that allowed a good amount...
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By djb

hi there J, vaguely recall you mentoring the...

hi there J, vaguely recall you mentoring the motorcycle thing, nice Beemer btw. Back in the day, 80s, when I was still in my bike (motor) phase, I always dreamt of getting a BMW enduro and doing...
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By djb

good evening sir, that did make me chuckle with...

good evening sir, that did make me chuckle with my morning coffee.
Don't be coy, tell us what you really think!
but seriously though, indeed they are just bike seats and while mine work great...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By djb

I should add, as you know, sks fender stays have...

I should add, as you know, sks fender stays have to be cut rather precisely because of the black plastic end thing that clips onto the fender and the stay has to fit into perfectly because its a...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By djb

Without seeing a photo, it's a bit hard for me...

Without seeing a photo, it's a bit hard for me to visualize it, but I've used spacers with no issues for years with similar situations.
from my experience, if the bolt has threadlock locktite or...
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

what I'll add is that if you look at where the...

what I'll add is that if you look at where the hoods are in relation to the steerer tube, they are at least 6 inches ahead of the steerer, the flats are maybe 3 inches closer--but what is cool about...
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

As far as I know, only surly sells bikes like...

As far as I know, only surly sells bikes like this. Other companies cut them so that they look cleaner and racier in the showroom, and while stems can change position, sometimes it can be limited....
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

Denhams can't be found in my part of Canada, and...

Denhams can't be found in my part of Canada, and even if available, I'm pretty certain I'd be looking at probably 200 bucks to get them from Holland to Canada, shipping, customs and all that jazz.
...
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

steerer as it is is a huge advantage. Even as it...

steerer as it is is a huge advantage. Even as it is now, you could raise your bars about an inch, or whatever that top spacer is.
re adjustable stems, on friends bikes that have them, I've found...
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

Big guy, be aware that those curvy bars have no...

Big guy, be aware that those curvy bars have no rise.
how about a photo of your bike from the side to show steerer height, because I know from lots of experience that getting your bars higher will...
01-13-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By djb

[QUOTE=Kurtenstein;22362649]Hi! I'm new to winter...

[QUOTE=Kurtenstein;22362649]Hi! I'm new to winter cycling and would like some advice on tire selection. My father-in-law recently gave me is (rather well-maintained) Specialized Crossroads. It's...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

and to further give you more opinions, I had a...

and to further give you more opinions, I had a set of Jones H bars kicking around for years in my garage, taken off a bike and I hadnt really used them. This last summer I put them on my commuter so...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

Every person is unique in flexibility etc etc,...

Every person is unique in flexibility etc etc, and some bikes have lower front ends so hard to get bars higher up. Some drop bars also have shallower drops, and or drop position that is closer to...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

Let's all be honest here, the only way for anyone...

Let's all be honest here, the only way for anyone to really know what bar setup they prefer is to put the dang things on and live with them for a while. Especially making small changes to get to...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

Thanks all of you. I'll try to remember to look...

Thanks all of you. I'll try to remember to look at some tubes I have to see, and even look at some old tubes I keep for cutting bits of rubber shims from, in case I can salvage a valve core or two...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

Thanks again, Dumb question, but what's the...

Thanks again,
Dumb question, but what's the purpose of removable cores anyway?
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

thanks for heads up on taking too much off. I...

thanks for heads up on taking too much off.
I honestly have no idea if any of my tubes have removable presta cores, but ya, I can see how taking the adapter off could bring a removable core with it...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

tourist, seeing your comment again just now made...

tourist, seeing your comment again just now made me realize/understand the problem better--the adapter is too tall so when you put the pump on, it can't push the presta valve end bit down enough to...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

you know, I've had this problem in the past with...

you know, I've had this problem in the past with the presta to shrader adapters but never figured out why it didnt work properly. I'll try to remember this the next time I actually mess around with...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

Planet Bike 0-15psi, with brass screw off adapter...

Planet Bike 0-15psi, with brass screw off adapter for both presta and shrader use, figured the 25 bucks was worth it. No batteries but I prefer that. Not as light as a battery one, but there you go....
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By djb

Man, there are some real good ones here, but boy...

Man, there are some real good ones here, but boy I love the "entropy shower" . Starts out fine but ends up in a complete disorganized kerschmozel.
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

Yes, I remember you saying that about narrower...

Yes, I remember you saying that about narrower tires etc. A friend has 4.8 tires and it can roll over fresh loose snow and over logs etc much easier, but it does steer like a combine, where 4 inchers...
Forum: Touring
01-10-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By djb

I've only been there once in my life, so no...

I've only been there once in my life, so no specific suggestions. If you stay at a family run type hotel one night, there's always the possibility of being able to leave the car in an out of the way...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

I never had one, but I remember them. I just had...

I never had one, but I remember them. I just had a realization of how these old Bell helmet actually look a lot like the "urban" style or whatever the heck it is, helmets of the last 10 years at...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

My winter bike is 8 speed, and when putting on a...

My winter bike is 8 speed, and when putting on a new chain a little while back, found that my fav 12-25 sunrace cassette had finally worn out the mid cogs. I should have bought a spare pre covid when...
01-08-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By djb

35-349 means the tire is 35mm wide, 349 is the...

35-349 means the tire is 35mm wide, 349 is the #in mms of the wheel / rim diameter.

for tubes, convert the imperial numbers you mention, 1 inch and 3/8 inches to mm to see how close this is to...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

I've always preferred the view that we've gotten...

I've always preferred the view that we've gotten smarter about gearing. I came into the touring game a bit later than many here, so had the advantage of soon having access to well performing...
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

ya, the other end of the scale is similar, not...

ya, the other end of the scale is similar, not many XS around in used, a bit better with S, but even then rare.
I know you oldie bike guys don't want to hear it, but if a newer xl newer touring...
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

hey there Happy, don't you worry, one of these...

hey there Happy, don't you worry, one of these decades you'll be back (and all of us) on a trike again ;-)

oh, I picked up a used fatbike and am having a fricking blast on it, a real lark. It has...
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

Tourist, they were Rhode Gear, remembered because...

Tourist, they were Rhode Gear, remembered because the mirror made to fit onto hoods was also by Rhode Gear.
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

they were not cannondale, a cordura copy of that...

they were not cannondale, a cordura copy of that era of panniers, seems to me there were many brands with similar design. I'm having a memory blank on the name, I gave them away to a friend after I...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

ya $1000 in 83 was a lot. When I bought this...

ya $1000 in 83 was a lot. When I bought this thing, I couldnt afford a Miyata 1000 or a Cannondale, so got this , I think it was 7 or 800 in 90 or 91. Still a lot to me and my nicest bike ever at...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

Yup, it was a double and not a pure touring bike,...

Yup, it was a double and not a pure touring bike, and why I learned that a triple was necessary.
Don't even recall the make, got stolen not long after. Montreal sucks for bike theft.. it might have...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

re gears, as someone who started touring with a 6...

re gears, as someone who started touring with a 6 speed double, I like more gears with closer ratios, it's this reason that semis use close ratio 15 speed transmissions, and we are the semis of...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,453
Posted By djb

As to ride quality and handling, I can only speak...

As to ride quality and handling, I can only speak for actual comparisons to modern vs my 1990 tourer, which is most likely pretty close to 80s frames.
But no matter the bike, there's fork and...
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