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01-14-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,348
Posted By djb

I can imagine, cramping i mean. you know,...

I can imagine, cramping i mean.

you know, looking at the "depth" of your old carbide bits, compared to my newish schwalbe studs, yours dont seem aaaaall that worn away. Maybe cuz I dont have my...
01-14-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,348
Posted By djb

thanks toad, I guess the water just helps with...

thanks toad, I guess the water just helps with making the rubber more slippy? The twisting / circular motion looks like it puts less stress on the edge of the rubber hole.
Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 818
Posted By djb

Most seen were these. Double tubed top tubes. ...

Most seen were these. Double tubed top tubes.
Mercurio brand.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x661/dscn3942_1_6ae2b64c449cba84531b26b3f1eae27aecb4e0a8.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By djb

I have no personal experience with them, but I'm...

I have no personal experience with them, but I'm fairly certain that a Dutch couple I followed who were riding down the Americas used them while in South America. They were rather heavily loaded and...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By djb

I have to say Chris from deutchland (sp?) that is...

I have to say Chris from deutchland (sp?) that is one beautiful stem. I really do get the aesthetic thing, Ive got a fine arts degree to prove it!
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By djb

to be honest, I'm skeptical of that statement,...

to be honest, I'm skeptical of that statement, but am always open to trying and feeling the difference between stuff, but can't see myself going that route, prefer to put time and money into other...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By djb

thanks for showing this article. Super interesting

thanks for showing this article. Super interesting
Forum: Touring
01-01-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By djb

well I've certainly noticed how as I've tried...

well I've certainly noticed how as I've tried wider and wider tires, as you say the tubes just get heavier and bulkier.
largest I have are for 2.5 tires, so can imagine how 3in would be, let alone a...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By djb

as far as I remember, Ive never used unthreaded...

as far as I remember, Ive never used unthreaded valves, so between that and not being able to use regular patches, make me very wary, even if these were the same price as a regular tube (well, at...
12-26-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By djb

While my rain booties are great for cool riding,...

While my rain booties are great for cool riding, plus adding in the fleece for insulation, winter riding in Canada has been so much more comfortable and warm just using flat pedals and my winter...
Forum: Touring
12-26-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,888
Posted By djb

its an excellent choice, with gearing and parts...

its an excellent choice, with gearing and parts that are perfectly suited to touring. In our household we only have one 10 speed bike but chain life is similar to 9 spd, and the crankset, derailleurs...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,901
Posted By djb

Wearing a knapsack is the last thing i want to do...

Wearing a knapsack is the last thing i want to do riding a bike, but in a riding situation offroad where panniers just are gong to be a liability, i guess I'd have to, but don't do trips like this,...
Forum: Touring
12-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By djb

chris, I don't think they are ugly at all, they...

chris, I don't think they are ugly at all, they look fine.
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By djb

re tires and cushioning. I've really found over...

re tires and cushioning.
I've really found over the years that overinflation is a much bigger cause of a harsher ride than anything else, and conversely, wider tires with proper pressures make a...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By djb

great points John. Living in a high bike theft...

great points John. Living in a high bike theft city, Montreal, one learns early on (some don't learn) that multiple locks and being very situational aware of where, and for how long (ie, not...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,105
Posted By djb

Jno, others have put down really good info, but...

Jno, others have put down really good info, but here's my added little bits.

-specific biking rain jackets (like my Showers Pass one) have the advantage of usually longer arms (for riding...
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,117
Posted By djb

I reckon I read that in maybe 75 or beforeish...

I reckon I read that in maybe 75 or beforeish when quite young, and still remember being transported into that utterly fascinating world he created.
Fascinating to see its lasting influence even now...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By djb

Oh, and Carlos, if you buy a pump to use this...

Oh, and Carlos, if you buy a pump to use this whatsit, do yourself a favour and put some velcro on to hold it in place. If not it will bounce off the frame after hitting a pothole, messing up the...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,229
Posted By djb

Perhaps a suitable equivalent would be taking a...

Perhaps a suitable equivalent would be taking a nice wool sweater and either mistreating it either in a washing machine, stretching out an arm or whatever, or drying it in a hot drier and shrinking...
12-05-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,301
Posted By djb

My guess is backwards fork, perhaps in Polish?

My guess is backwards fork, perhaps in Polish?
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,229
Posted By djb

Jno, once I realized how much more comfortable a...

Jno, once I realized how much more comfortable a leather B17 was for me compared to other bike seats Ive used over the decades, it wasn't a big deal to just keep in mind that I should cover it when...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,985
Posted By djb

Re fanny packs, I can't imagine riding with them...

Re fanny packs, I can't imagine riding with them because I used a camera fanny pack and lens pouches on the belt for ages working. They work great compared to a camera bag but do get tiresome after...
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By djb

I'll put this stuff down while I am thinking of...

I'll put this stuff down while I am thinking of it, not parts stuff or changes, but really good practices to follow for a long trip.
-if you have ever regreased and adjusted ball bearing hubs...
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By djb

PW good comeback with the tandem shot btw!

PW
good comeback with the tandem shot btw!
11-27-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,584
Posted By djb

in my experience, feathering has nothing to do...

in my experience, feathering has nothing to do with it, but simply how much time the pads are spent rubbng against the rotors. If descending a hill you keep the brakes on moderately , dragging for...
11-27-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,584
Posted By djb

I'm the other person getting great pad life out...

I'm the other person getting great pad life out of my BB7 pads on a heavily loaded touring bike riding in often mountainous areas, but I'm not a brake dragger and am comfortable at speed and judging...
11-26-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,584
Posted By djb

if you wear out the clutch from downshifting a...

if you wear out the clutch from downshifting a car or a motorcycle, then you have crappy downshifting techniques and can't blip properly.

dragging your brakes all the way down the hill because you...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,375
Posted By djb

this guy deserves a gold star or something ...

this guy deserves a gold star or something

even better than the naked dudes and dudettes

congrats
11-22-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By djb

the person asking the question has BB7 Avids, as...

the person asking the question has BB7 Avids, as I do, and I am sure that they specifically say NOT to use the barrel adjusters as pads wear, but to dial in both the adjustable dials for each pad....
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By djb

I can understand that especially as a roadie,...

I can understand that especially as a roadie, "Sora" certainly has a chintzy memory and feel to us who have ever felt the older sora stuff. The 8 speed Sora sti shifters with the Campyesque thump...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By djb

howdy southern ontario feller or lady, 1- yes,...

howdy southern ontario feller or lady,
1- yes, absolutely a triple ring touring bike will have sufficient low gears that make touring with camping stuff etc more enjoyable. I'll try to make this...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By djb

found it, would this be good? (says its plastic,...

found it, would this be good? (says its plastic, thought it was metal)

https://ortliebusa.com/product/plastic-hook-loop-for-taraduo/
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By djb

Hi there PW, im fairly certain that you can...

Hi there PW,
im fairly certain that you can purchase parts from Arkel. Up to you if you want the challenge of doing it yourself but arkel and ortlieb are excellent quality.

you really want to...
Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,565
Posted By djb

tell us, do you own the bike already? Have you...

tell us, do you own the bike already?
Have you ever toured?
What bars do you use presently? Do you ride now, ie are you new to biking? Are you 16 or 76?
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,878
Posted By djb

and apparently nowadays, seven easily...

and apparently nowadays, seven easily disseminated heresays are more than equal to both. Social Media and all ya know. Add in repetition and you're golden.
11-10-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

indeed, and for the other guy, can you do this...

indeed, and for the other guy, can you do this while pushing a loaded touring bike, AND not whack your shins on the pedals.
been there, done that
11-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By djb

As a touring guy, yes you'll want about 20 gear...

As a touring guy, yes you'll want about 20 gear inches for a low, but start adding up costs to see if it's worth it.
good luck with figuring out the technical aspects of changing stuff.
I've...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By djb

I'm pretty sure you are correct about the aging...

I'm pretty sure you are correct about the aging carcass thing too, and that this applies to a lot of us ;-)
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,878
Posted By djb

Scooby, what tires are you using? Just this will...

Scooby, what tires are you using? Just this will affect things, and as you don't say, it's hard to tell if you are using thin roadie tires.
A couple of ideas from someone who has toured for about 30...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,467
Posted By djb

Yup, as you say, lots of nice places to ride. ...

Yup, as you say, lots of nice places to ride.
re LaSalle, we regularly do 30, 40km loops from our place, follow lachine canal to the st Lawrence out west, then follow bike path along the river...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,977
Posted By djb

black and white, old habits from photography. ...

black and white, old habits from photography.
without knowing your bikes wheel size and tires, it's up to you to go to a gearing calculator to get your gear inch numbers, and the different top gear...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,977
Posted By djb

Crank, figure out your gear inch range and get...

Crank, figure out your gear inch range and get back to us with b+w numbers for your wheel and tire size, and 12 and 11 teeth. Then we can talk.

also, why considering a 34/24 specifically?
11-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,193
Posted By djb

me too. A c.s. bike in good working mechanical...

me too. A c.s. bike in good working mechanical condition is still a good working bike. I'm fond of them as commuters that have less theft appeal but work perfectly well.
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,493
Posted By djb

Tappet ha, makes me think of that radio show...

Tappet
ha, makes me think of that radio show ,, Car Talk, with the "tappet brothers", Boston guys I think.
would occasionally hear it on npr here in Montreal, couple of wacky characters that made...
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,529
Posted By djb

no doubt about it, having to carry food and water...

no doubt about it, having to carry food and water adds a lot. Ive been lucky in that Ive pretty much always had access to enough water, so havent had to carry more than maybe 4 litres or so, so about...
10-31-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,955
Posted By djb

don't worry , didn't happen. This was just covid...

don't worry , didn't happen. This was just covid pandemic boredness mulling.
10-31-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By djb

internet strangers opinions who havent touched...

internet strangers opinions who havent touched the hub can only mean so much, but cup and cone adjustments are always dealing with small amounts--but as others have said, Ive generally found low end...
10-30-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By djb

re not removing the bb--Ive only applied...

re not removing the bb--Ive only applied framesaver once, but I can attest that it does get sticky, so I would be wary of doing it with the bb in place---others with more experience will have more...
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,529
Posted By djb

oh, I got that all wrong about the bike, thought...

oh, I got that all wrong about the bike, thought it was new. I still like getting a mechanic to go over tensions with their tension gauge, figure they do a much better job than me.

oh, cool...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,599
Posted By djb

without seeing the chart by Thorn (which we all...

without seeing the chart by Thorn (which we all know are an established, experienced company making quality bikes, many of them touring bikes that have travelled the world) this still is a...
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