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Forum: Touring
08-26-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

you guys must remember the Monty Python character...

you guys must remember the Monty Python character with the white handkerchief tied onto his head---"MY BRAIN HURTS!"

that's what my Bachelor of Fine Arts brain is saying right now ;-)
Forum: Touring
08-26-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

I tend to agree with you on stuff like thru bolts...

I tend to agree with you on stuff like thru bolts or whatever, my bike in question is from just before this stuff, so QR, 26in wheels, and I use simple shifters (Gevenalles) so other than the...
Forum: Touring
08-26-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

hey there Yan, one thing that I've been meaning...

hey there Yan, one thing that I've been meaning to write but never got around to --- for those of us who have toured in far off places, we all know how we must always keep in mind a safety factor to...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

I'm going to have to disagree with you on this,...

I'm going to have to disagree with you on this, certainly not from my experience, and not with my experience of how pad wear occurs.

This whole term of pulse braking is a vague one, it sounds like...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

well, what I take from all this is that tpu tubes...

well, what I take from all this is that tpu tubes arent really worth the mullah.

hey stae, did you see the thread by gauvins about "what worked, what didnt" ? on his I think 8 week trip?
He wasnt...
Forum: Touring
08-23-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

the funny thing throughout all of this is that...

the funny thing throughout all of this is that all of us chiming in here actually have substantial real life experience riding loaded in mountains, mr gas on a tandem to boot.

we all have figured...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

Line of sight of course is a big deal, seeing far...

Line of sight of course is a big deal, seeing far enough ahead to react, and to moderate speed to allow a reaction.

So we do have an idea of what's ahead, by looking, and judging things, always...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

very much so, this is my observation also. and...

very much so, this is my observation also.
and from all the people I ride with who do this, it comes down to fear of using the front brake.
the fear of "flipping over the handlebars" is so...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

very telling sentence here. I get it Yan,...

very telling sentence here.
I get it Yan, you've toured in mountains and have gone down big descents successfully a lot, but this comment shows that you are not really comfortable with speed and...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

all good points really and yes, I have burned...

all good points really
and yes, I have burned my finger touching my rim after a sketchy loaded descent with melting pad material balled up. Just couldnt resist seeing how hot the rim was.
(but...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

and in related news, I went mtbiking with my...

and in related news, I went mtbiking with my fatbike yesterday and ran too low pressures in front, for same terrain and reason, and got a slow pinch flat---so there you go.....gotta get that giant...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,209
Posted By djb

the issue isn't "pulsing", (how often you do this...

the issue isn't "pulsing", (how often you do this and how long is completely open to interpretation) but like cycco, as someone who has done a lot of loaded big downhill descents, I have always found...
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