Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: imi; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.70 seconds.

  1. Replies
    87
    Views
    2,937

    Switching from clipless to caged pedals

    I must have flipped the pedal hundreds of thousands of times without thinking about... Then once every other year or so, it takes three or four attempts and I'm wobbling all over the place... Go...
  2. Replies
    60
    Views
    1,318

    I considered S&S before my touring build, but...

    I considered S&S before my touring build, but decided it wouldn't be as great an advantage as it appears.
    There's no way (please prove me wrong) that you can pack a touring bike with panniers,...
  3. Thread: Italy

    by imi
    Replies
    12
    Views
    351

    Italy

    Sicily and Sardinia are regions of Italy, Corsica a region of France
  4. Replies
    66
    Views
    1,566

    Yes, the Hardshells have extra sidewall...

    Yes, the Hardshells have extra sidewall protection, and are thus slightly heavier and stiffer (more expensive too). As to ride feel, they really are pretty similar imo.

    I A/B'd GS and HS on the...
  5. Replies
    60
    Views
    1,318

    Custom Touring Frame - What Would YOU Want?

    My off-the-peg Bob Jackson World Tour has all the braze ons I wanted and use.
    I ordered it with 132.5mm rear spacing so both MTB and Road hubs fit.

    Here's the description from their website.
    ...
  6. Replies
    66
    Views
    1,566

    30 dollar 700cX28 tire showdown

    In the Gatorskin's corner here!
    I love their puncture protection, hard and fast ride feel, well basically everything about them! :)

    Almost identical but with extra sidewall protection are Gator...
  7. Replies
    113
    Views
    2,522

    juist feed yer wee sheep wi parritch ... than...

    juist feed yer wee sheep wi parritch

    ... than toon it inside oot!
  8. Thread: Italy

    by imi
    Replies
    12
    Views
    351

    Italy

    Whatever you do... Avoid Naples!
    You have been warned!

    In my totally honest opinion which I wrote in another thread, it is the most horrible, dangerous, frightening city I have been in - and fwiw...
  9. Thread: Fenders??

    by imi
    Replies
    122
    Views
    3,072

    Fenders??

    Gatorskins are just ok in wet weather imo, but GP-4 Seasons are better. Slightly softer rubber, otherwise very similar to Gatorskins.
  10. Thread: Fenders??

    by imi
    Replies
    122
    Views
    3,072

    Fenders??

    Depends on how much it may rain.
    Commuting - always, even in summer here in Sweden :(
    Touring - generally speaking in northern hemisphere: spring and summer, no.. autumn and winter, yes
  11. Replies
    113
    Views
    2,522

    What do you put into your oatmeal?

    Cook it in water with a pinch of salt, then add a banana, apple juice, a dash of olive oil, and a handful of trail mix.

    My standard breakfast on tour

    Which of you guys is it that mixes instant...
  12. Thread: Camping etiquette

    by imi
    Replies
    56
    Views
    2,455

    Camping etiquette

    What bothers me at campsites more than noisy people is often the lighting. I sleep outside my tent unless it's raining (star gazer), but the ultra powerful lamps which flood the whole of many...
  13. No, that would be "illegal camping". There are...

    No, that would be "illegal camping".

    There are many places where it may be legal to camp, but more prudent to be out of sight, so as not to attract unwanted attention.
    Maybe "wild camping" or...
  14. Replies
    59
    Views
    1,950

    Be sure to report back! :thumb: Otherwise just...

    Be sure to report back! :thumb:

    Otherwise just wrap yourself in an aluminium survival blanket (space blanket).
    I met a guy who did that: mini- hammock, all his clothes on, space blanket. About...
  15. Replies
    18
    Views
    512

    Just a tip, but if you can, take a wander around...

    Just a tip, but if you can, take a wander around Venice at first light, before sunrise, 5 a.m or so... Magical
  16. Replies
    91
    Views
    1,841

    Broken Tent Poles???

    Nice tent! :thumb: I like that the fly sheet is reversable green/tan. Perfect for wild camping, or without the fly for star-gazing :)
  17. Replies
    21
    Views
    624

    I keep breaking presta valve stems

    As above... But if you wanted to you could screw valve adapters on and pump with a Schräder pump.
  18. Replies
    15
    Views
    445

    Fly bike back in soft shell case?

    Unscrew the RD, wrap it in a plastic bag and zip-tie or tape to the chainstay, so it won't get damaged or bend the drop-out in transit.
  19. Replies
    15
    Views
    445

    Fly bike back in soft shell case?

    New bikes come with drop out protection spacers and round wheel protector thingies that prevent the hub ends from pushing through the cardboard. Bike shops throw them away, so will give them away too...
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    412

    Touring Scandinavia

    If you love forests and lakes you're good to go!

    Wild camping is legal in Sweden (and Norway? Finland?). The roads are low traffic with good shoulders. Food from stores is a bit more expensive...
  21. Replies
    15
    Views
    445

    Those big holes are from the handholds ripping...

    Those big holes are from the handholds ripping when being carried in a normal way.

    I wrap at least two layers of packing tape all around the box at the top of the handholds to reinforce them.
  22. Replies
    3
    Views
    306

    Itinerary for a tour in Southern Italy?

    I've ridden through northern Italy down to Rome, Naples and Brindisi but not further south.

    fwiw, I found Naples to be the most horrible, dangerous, scariest city I've ever been in. Mogadishu is...
  23. Thread: touring bottoms

    by imi
    Replies
    21
    Views
    557

    touring bottoms

    Nylon running shorts with cotton underwear...
    Works for me. I wear cotton t-shirts as well ;p
  24. Replies
    15
    Views
    445

    Every airline is different ime, for example...

    Every airline is different ime, for example British Airways and SAS are great, Lufthansa terrible as are the budget airlines, Ryan Air et al.
  25. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,029

    Cane Creek Drop V Brake Levers (vs Diacomp 287v)

    I too have heard the Cane Creek and Tektro are EXACTLY the same brakes (same factory), just different rubber.
    I've got RL520 on two of my bikes and luv 'em.

    The only replacement hood rubbers I...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4