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Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 735
Posted By djb

heck, back in 93 I was able to walk up to a bank...

heck, back in 93 I was able to walk up to a bank machine in a small Basque Spanish town and take out money in pesetas using my Montreal bank card, easy peasy.
I must be missing something with this...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,003
Posted By djb

For someone starting touring, in my opinion doing...

For someone starting touring, in my opinion doing some rides with your bike loaded and even using something simple like Google maps that can show the metres gainedin the ride, will at least start to...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

Stae etc gang, I realize both of these bikes are...

Stae etc gang, I realize both of these bikes are really light bikes, so in the end the guy will just have to put stuff on the bike and see how it goes.
like I said, I'm both old and slow....
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 735
Posted By djb

Tihab, why are you hesitant in using cards and...

Tihab, why are you hesitant in using cards and or simply taking out cash in reasonable amounts regularly?
I don't quite understand, it's easy to take out a few hundred every so often and use...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

and thus it ever was. I don't think there's...

and thus it ever was.
I don't think there's anything new with this, although tech changes mean it's so much easier for "fast bikes" to have a 11-34.
I reckon the vastmajority of riders won't ride...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

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Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

Morning stae, I was too lazy to do a gear inch...

Morning stae, I was too lazy to do a gear inch chart, so guessed. Appears that its 25-119 g.i. , with 38 tires, probably a bit lower with smaller tires.
For me, 25 ish isn't lowest enough and...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

ya, 48/31 and 11-34 (not that odd, as road...

ya, 48/31 and 11-34 (not that odd, as road cranks have been 50/39 and 50/39/30 for ages and ages.)

but lets face it kids, 48 is still overgeared, but this bike is clearly aimed at the strong and...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

40\31.... That's a weird combo. Are you sure...

40\31.... That's a weird combo. Are you sure about that?

And for tires, there are loads of nice slicks out there. I've toured on 28s a lot but really am sold on wider now. With a good tire in the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

bheine, do take all of stae's points to heart, ...

bheine, do take all of stae's points to heart, they are all pretty much spot on.
The point about lower gearing is an important one, many of us have done this route and there is indeed steep...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 803
Posted By djb

have you ever done any bike touring? Are you 20...

have you ever done any bike touring? Are you 20 or 60?
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By djb

terribly sad thing to hear. I've followed his...

terribly sad thing to hear.
I've followed his videos for years and I find his body of work to be the strongest travelling videos I know of.
His way of connecting with ordinary people was always...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By djb

interesting Bob. I completely believe you but...

interesting Bob. I completely believe you but this is the first that I've heard of this complaint. A friend of mine has one and the times we've ridden together, he's neither complained nor did I hear...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By djb

re heel strike, it really does depend though on...

re heel strike, it really does depend though on shoe size, rack, panniers, and pannier position, so just saying that it could be fine.
Show a photo of your bike, and specifics of your gearing and...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By djb

Was curious about the bike, looked it up and in...

Was curious about the bike, looked it up and in the article it states this,

The ultimate "hybrid" (while conspicuously avoiding the term "hybrid"), the XO-1 had a road bike frame and geometry...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By djb

I find all bike stuff neat, from commuting to...

I find all bike stuff neat, from commuting to mtbing to touring to the pro peleton.
Ive been lucky enough to ride a pennyfarthing, which was up there for awesomeness, but I've never been on a...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By djb

Thanks gauvins, I had never heard of this sort of...

Thanks gauvins, I had never heard of this sort of thing, but certainly the kindle battery life experience is potentially very interesting.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By djb

The whole thing is just really awesome, unicycle...

The whole thing is just really awesome, unicycle touring, 2 speed unicycle.....
real hardasses who do this.
Hats off to them.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By djb

Good one altair that's a cool setup, it's got...

Good one altair
that's a cool setup, it's got to be at least a 3in tire, and a disc brake too.
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By djb

What's his low and high in gear inches, that's...

What's his low and high in gear inches, that's the most important thing to know.
09-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By djb

I admit that I'm not really knowledgeable on mtb...

I admit that I'm not really knowledgeable on mtb tires, do it a bit but really am a touring guy with a heavy dose of daily commuting, both going back 30 years+
My rockhopper might not take 2.3 in...
09-16-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By djb

Ps what sort of tires are you thinking of going...

Ps what sort of tires are you thinking of going with?
I'd go with something that has a nice flexible sidewall, will be appreciated.
09-16-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By djb

I suspect you'll find riding it that the frame...

I suspect you'll find riding it that the frame has a harsh feel similar to my same age rockhopper, ie fairly stiff and jarring, so tire and pressure choice makes a lot of difference. Ive used mine...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 280,596
Posted By djb

Doug, hear hear for the safely don't waste a...

Doug, hear hear for the safely don't waste a kilojoule of downhill energy attitude! Leaves are starting here also, hope to get an overnighter in soon to get amongst said leaves. Cute horse avec mask...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

I'm not questioning your honesty, like others, I...

I'm not questioning your honesty, like others, I just don't get how you say your four panniers loaded with everything weigh 18lbs, and I second just using a large set of rear panniers on a rear rack,...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By djb

ok I'll bite, but I'll be quite frank you've...

ok I'll bite, but I'll be quite frank
you've hiked before, so have an idea of how things don't go as planned, but you go on the interwebs and ask strangers how far can I ride? None of us have any...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 280,596
Posted By djb

Indy, in normal times when I was reading of your...

Indy, in normal times when I was reading of your upcoming trip to this area, I would have suggested a meetup, it would have been a good excuse to do a day ride down there after driving to the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By djb

--this just comes back to at least being...

--this just comes back to at least being comfortable putting in a plug, or knowing what to do if a tire burbs off a rim, how to add sealant, and just being familiar with stuff that I just havent...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By djb

Cycco, I've known a number of Pascals and...

Cycco, I've known a number of Pascals and Pascales. Very nice people.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By djb

Same aged Canuck that can only think of my height...

Same aged Canuck that can only think of my height in feet and inches, so there you go, we are a mixed up bunch.
I think we've had this discussion before, but I'll always remember the first time I...
09-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 952
Posted By djb

Personally I've never encountered one this tight,...

Personally I've never encountered one this tight, and also personally find mounting pads to be finicky, toe in and all that, so very much would go with pumping.
The daughter of friends years back...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By djb

All you imperialists, just use litres and grams,...

All you imperialists, just use litres and grams, it would all be so much simpler.
seriously though, I've totally lost my ounces stuff and always find it confusing when folks describe x camping gear...
09-13-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 952
Posted By djb

me too, and know someone who would loosen brake...

me too, and know someone who would loosen brake cable bolt each time to remove wheel because they were using the second little bump thing on the cantis cable instead of the larger.

also some...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By djb

Morning, I thought I had responded but obviously...

Morning, I thought I had responded but obviously didn't.
About your jacket, ya it really seems that some jackets are great new, but invariably less over time....
About your overmitts, one thing...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By djb

A few thoughts re disc brakes and qr wheels....

A few thoughts
re disc brakes and qr wheels. As an owner of such a bike, you're really going to need to become familiar with your avid bb5 or bb7 brakes. I have bb7s and if unfamiliar with them, ...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

I wish you the best with your riding comfort in...

I wish you the best with your riding comfort in the future.
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

Am I mistaken, or have you positioned an...

Am I mistaken, or have you positioned an adjustable stem so as to place your drop bars behind the steerer.
it looks like this in your photos.
...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

rack is 645g or 22.7 ounces. Not sure where you...

rack is 645g or 22.7 ounces. Not sure where you get 340g or 12oz. See their website

pair of roller classic is 1590g or 3.5 pounds. See their website
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By djb

my wifes mtb, well a Surly Troll, is a XS, she's...

my wifes mtb, well a Surly Troll, is a XS, she's about 5' , and 26in wheels have the advantage on small frames for not having toe strike on the front wheel. Even for me at over 5'10", I dont have toe...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

Ive followed Formula 1 for eons, and c.f. is used...

Ive followed Formula 1 for eons, and c.f. is used extensively. It's always been commented on how one example of suspension struts, can take incredible loads and forces in one direction, but if...
09-10-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By djb

My only addition to this topic is that each time...

My only addition to this topic is that each time I've replaced frreewheels on our families older or not so old cheaper bikes, the brand new inexpensive frreewheels have noticeable wobble. The first...
Forum: Touring
09-10-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By djb

morning stae, I suspect it's because it's very...

morning stae, I suspect it's because it's very rare for bars to be narrow, for many years now. When I got a new dropbar bike, it was in 2010, and like I wrote, the wider bars (still only 42cm, but...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

Good, I'm glad you are aware of being careful, ...

Good, I'm glad you are aware of being careful, and your load is rather light.
over all the decades I've toured, my average speed is still about 10mph, but sometimes going down a hill we can get...
09-09-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By djb

as someone who has had screeching discs, i get...

as someone who has had screeching discs, i get the frustration, but its hard for online folks to know what you're doing. You could be contaminating stuff--oh, when you changed rotors and pads, was...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of...

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of observations--not many spokes there, and that carbon fork seems to fit the bill of forks that shouldn't have p-clamps clamping.......

don't know...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By djb

Re rohlof shifters on Jones bars, I'm fairly...

Re rohlof shifters on Jones bars, I'm fairly certain I've seen photos of bikes on bikepacking.com with this set up, by that Cass Gilbert hardcore dude or others.
you should be able to find images...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By djb

funny stories. you'll laugh, but how I've...

funny stories.
you'll laugh, but how I've always remembered that left pedals are reverse thread is that I recall the stuff like your grandmother and how "left " was "wrong", and that's how I...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By djb

interesting, and perhaps I wasn't clear, if it...

interesting, and perhaps I wasn't clear, if it works best for you on the left, that's all that matters, that's great. (in other words, I have absolutely no problem with it whatsoever, didnt mean for...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By djb

funny Rick. but in all seriousness, I certainly...

funny Rick.
but in all seriousness, I certainly wouldnt think of going left hand shifting.
From car shifting, to downtube shifting, to sti rd shifting, the right hand certainly has all the muscle...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By djb

hey there PW The great thing with these bars is...

hey there PW
The great thing with these bars is that they are cheap. I bought my pair probably 5 years ago when setting up my Troll, to try them out, and they were probably 30 bucks, tax incl. The...
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