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Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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 theyíll be back in stock?
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,230
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: 10
Views: 644
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
06-04-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By imi

OP: Sounds like a fantastic trip! Iím jelly! 😆 ...

OP: Sounds like a fantastic trip! Iím 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 dayís...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By imi

This

This
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,917
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
05-21-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,084
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: 1,900
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 donít ride much after dark, but sometimes in rain or fog itís good to have lights on your bike.

Just a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
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: 1,413
Posted By imi

I enjoy climbing and love tailwinds 😊

I enjoy climbing and love tailwinds 😊
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By imi

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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: 12,639
Posted By imi

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150 ml cold soaked oats
300 ml water
30 ml Nescafť gold instant coffee
Pinch of...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By imi

^^^ Good grief! ... to all of it! 😅 Glad youíve...

^^^ Good grief! ... to all of it! 😅 Glad youíve recovered!
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,002
Posted By imi

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb...

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb Backroller Plus.
Apart from using as a camp chair, I use mine as a washing machine: fill up with clothes, hot water and shampoo, screw the lid on and shake...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,702
Posted By imi

I do both, but when sleeping in the wild I donít...

I do both, but when sleeping in the wild I donít put my tent up unless itís raining and just sleep under the stars.

Organized campsites can often be noisy and brightly lit at night (I sleep...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By imi

Okay, Iím going to take one for the team. This...

Okay, Iím going to take one for the team. This evening I will prepare cold oatmeal with soya milk, then tomorrow will mix powdered Nescafe in it for the ultimate cold breakfast experience!

I will...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,609
Posted By imi

I ride a Volpe too. Iíve toured on both 28ís and...

I ride a Volpe too. Iíve toured on both 28ís and 32ís, nowadays on 32ís to cope with canal towpaths and lighter gravel roads. 35ís have always felt slower to me, but I run high pressure to feel every...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By imi

Iím so surprised no-one has posted Monty Python...

Iím so surprised no-one has posted Monty Python ... that I wonít! 😄
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,901
Posted By imi

https://youtu.be/BHBbJAIcnBI

https://youtu.be/BHBbJAIcnBI
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By imi

On my first ever tour in í86, I rode from Sweden...

On my first ever tour in í86, I rode from Sweden To Barcelona with just a map of the whole of western europe. Got there fine but did ask a lot of people to point me in the right direction along the...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,106
Posted By imi

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing...

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing nothing all day... I mean, weíre just sitting down moving our legs around a bit and staring off into the distance 😋
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By imi

I look at it a bit the other way round. Rather...

I look at it a bit the other way round. Rather than looking at the weight, I pack as little as possible, which varies mostly as to how much food I stock up on and how cold it gets at night.

Itíll...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,106
Posted By imi

I find when Iím wild camping, that I ride until...

I find when Iím wild camping, that I ride until itís almost dark before finding a place to sleep, but when stopping at an organized campsite Iíll stop earlier in the day, so more downtime.

I...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By imi

And I thought me being lazy and having 3 Morphs I...

And I thought me being lazy and having 3 Morphs I move between bikes was a lot! 🍻👍
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
Posted By imi

I would definitely take my own bike. Finding a...

I would definitely take my own bike. Finding a rental touring bike that fits and is set up to carry your gear would be extremely hard and expensive imho.

British Airways are my go-to. A bike can...
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,368
Posted By imi

Something in between, a guitalele. They're tuned...

Something in between, a guitalele. They're tuned to A, so like having a capo on the 5th fret

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/guitars_basses/cl_guitars/gl/index.html
...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,770
Posted By imi

I have bar-ends on my touring bike, as the...

I have bar-ends on my touring bike, as the seperate brakes and gear systems are mechanically simpler thus easier to repair/replace in case of failure.

Sure, brifters can work flawlessly as many...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By imi

Haha! 😂 Love the last line! Well played, sir!

Haha! 😂 Love the last line! Well played, sir!
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,266
Posted By imi

For a slightly softer ride than Gatorskins (or...

For a slightly softer ride than Gatorskins (or Hardshells for that matter) the GP 4 Seasons are a great tire, though more expensive.

Oh, btw OP, thatís a lovely looking bike :)
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,242
Posted By imi

Bike packing volume myth?

In short: “less volume = less weight”
This came up in the aerodynamics thread, and rather than continue to derail that discussion, I’ll start a new thread.
The premise is that the greater the...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,017
Posted By imi

Cook rice. Throw in a can of beans when done. Add...

Cook rice. Throw in a can of beans when done. Add olive oil, garlic, and tabasco.

For variety use different beans each evening 😁
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,457
Posted By imi

I may be old skool, but my touring bikes are all...

I may be old skool, but my touring bikes are all steel frames, v-brakes, no brifters, 36 spokes, 700C for northern, and 26Ē for southern hemisphere (ish)... bombproof, repareable, and easiest to find...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By imi

I use both. They complement each other rather...

I use both. They complement each other rather well :)
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,171
Posted By imi

Itís gonna be a long winter! 😂

Itís gonna be a long winter! 😂
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,256
Posted By imi

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,913
Posted By imi

Part of the ítouring legsí thing for me is, I...

Part of the ítouring legsí thing for me is, I think, even a mental adaptation to going slower when fully loaded.

It takes me a day or two to accept that Iím not flying across the countryside as...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,913
Posted By imi

I carry as little as possible, which is sometimes...

I carry as little as possible, which is sometimes a heck of a lot ;)

It always feels heavy for the first couple of days, but then you get your touring legs and donít think about it.
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By imi

Surprised no-one has mentioned falafel yet! IMHO...

Surprised no-one has mentioned falafel yet! IMHO best in the world! :D

Itís been a while since I biked in Israel, but I recall sleeping in just a sleeping bag just about anywhere and everywhere....
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,333
Posted By imi

At the end of the day, I love getting the sweat...

At the end of the day, I love getting the sweat off before sleeping, so, yeah, however cold, Iíll find the sea, a river, lake, a hose... or a campsite thatís open all year with hot showers 😆
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 263,931
Posted By imi

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West Coast of Sweden north of Gothenburg where I live to close to the...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By imi

Two beers or not two beers? That is the question.

Two beers or not two beers? That is the question.
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,426
Posted By imi

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07-22-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By imi

Spoke length help :/

Hi, I'm trying to understand various spoke-calculator sites, but seem to trip up before arriving at my goal!
Could a kind soul out there help me out?

REAR WHEEL for rim brakes
Rim: Mavic A719,...
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By imi

I can imagine that one disadvantage of using...

I can imagine that one disadvantage of using modern flat-resistant tires is that puncture repair skills may get rusty at best, and perhaps never learned!

On a more serious note, Gator Hardshells...
Forum: Touring
02-13-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,700
Posted By imi

Listening to music in just one ear may well...

Listening to music in just one ear may well damage your hearing in that ear, as you will almost certainly turn the volume way up to compensate for not having the music in both ears.

Sidenote: In...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,874
Posted By imi

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-blocks/kool-stop...

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-blocks/kool-stop-v-brake-holder-inserts-dual-compound/
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