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Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By imi

Rose Bikes, a German online company, have all...

Rose Bikes, a German online company, have all things Ortlieb:
https://www.rosebikes.com/search?q=Ortlieb
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By imi

There’s an island just off the northwest coast of...

There’s an island just off the northwest coast of France where everyone drives on the wrong side of the road.
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By imi

Spinning classes?

Spinning classes?
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,099
Posted By imi

Lots of good info here: ...

Lots of good info here:

https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/1649/
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By imi

I just realised I've got a brand new set of Deore...

I just realised I've got a brand new set of Deore V-brakes that I haven't used (I've managed to trash two bikes this last year and had already bought new components to build up an old MTB frame, but...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By imi

Hey, thanks all! I'll order Kool Stop pads. I...

Hey, thanks all! I'll order Kool Stop pads. I have to buy the holders as well, "Dura 2" which come with the dual compound pads, so I'll try them out first, but will order a set of salmon pads as...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By imi

I can really enjoy packing slowly in the morning,...

I can really enjoy packing slowly in the morning, especially if the sun is beginning to warm me. It's the opposite of my work as a live-sound engineer where fast, effective, setting up and tearing...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By imi

Weak canti brakes on new Volpe

Hi, I have recently bought a new Bianchi Volpe (2017 cantilever brakes model) as a replacement for my Bob Jackson World Tour which got trashed on tour in France last autumn. Anyway, it’s actually my...
Forum: Touring
01-22-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,174
Posted By imi

Practice, practice, practice! ;) If in...

Practice, practice, practice! ;)

If in doubt, don't fall into the lane, go for the ditch!
I always try to laugh after a fall ... at myself ... which 99% of the time is the cause of the fall.
Forum: Touring
11-11-18, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By imi

Not much to add here, but once I had to get my...

Not much to add here, but once I had to get my boxed bike (large cardboard box) across Bangkok. A tuc-tuc driver said he would take me, and I was surprised how easily the box fit in the back.
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By imi

I prefer not to pitch my tent when sleeping in...

I prefer not to pitch my tent when sleeping in the wild unless it rains or there are too many bugs, as I’m a stargazer.
Commercial campsites are often way too lit up for me, and I love the quiet and...
Forum: Touring
08-10-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By imi

Maybe ask the manager if you can put your bike in...

Maybe ask the manager if you can put your bike in a locked garage or store room?
06-08-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,587
Posted By imi

The 1991 catalog is missing. Only the spec sheet...

The 1991 catalog is missing. Only the spec sheet was downloaded.
05-29-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,587
Posted By imi

Yes, thank you T-Mar for the Koga-Miyata catalogs...

Yes, thank you T-Mar for the Koga-Miyata catalogs link. The "Miyata" branded bikes were sold here at least from around 1985 until 1991 (ish). I bought a "100" and toured on it for many years...
05-29-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,593
Posted By imi

Sladda means ”to skid” in swedish, so I guess if...

Sladda means ”to skid” in swedish, so I guess if the belt broke and got wrapped up in the rear wheel, then it would just be living up to its name...
05-29-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,587
Posted By imi

:lol: Yesterday I was able to load archived...

:lol:

Yesterday I was able to load archived pages, but not any more... I did however save all the catalogues as Web Archives... So, if anyone wants a copy just send me a PM with an email address,...
05-28-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,587
Posted By imi

Miyata Catalogs

Hi,
The Miyata Catalogs (http://miyatacatalogs.com) site seems to be down.
Does anyone have a download they could share? Thanks!

EDIT! I found the archived sites :)
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By imi

Sorry, I posted in the wrong forum. Please...

Sorry, I posted in the wrong forum. Please ignore. Mod: Please remove
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By imi

Miyata Catalogues

Hi, The miyatacatalogues.com site seems to be down. Does anyone have a download they could share? Thanks!
Forum: Touring
05-23-18, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By imi

I rode Dieppe to Paris a few years ago and had a...

I rode Dieppe to Paris a few years ago and had a wonderful westerly tailwind all the way.
The wind comes off the Atlantic, across the British Isles and usually helps one crossing France from west to...
Forum: Touring
02-04-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,555
Posted By imi

Being on the sea side of coastal road even has...

Being on the sea side of coastal road even has the advantage of you not riding close up to cliff walls and associated blind corners...

Each to their own, of course, but all else being equal, I...
Forum: Touring
02-02-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,555
Posted By imi

May I suggest riding in the opposite direction to...

May I suggest riding in the opposite direction to be on the 'sea-side' of the road...
Forum: Touring
01-31-18, 09:37 AM
01-28-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By imi

Eeek! Really? 60 mph, no-hands?

Eeek! Really? 60 mph, no-hands?
Forum: Touring
01-25-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,732
Posted By imi

You can also sellotape a length of string around...

You can also sellotape a length of string around the tyre, take it off, then measure it...
Forum: Touring
01-20-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,996
Posted By imi

Not quite sure what you mean by "body fuel",...

Not quite sure what you mean by "body fuel", carbs? I get through a lot of baguette á la banan (white bread, banana sandwiches) ... hihi, yeah foodies shoot me now! ;)
I'm 5'8", 150 lbs and tend to...
Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By imi

I lugged a bike in a cardboard box from...

I lugged a bike in a cardboard box from Montmartre to CDG with one pannier inside and the other over my shoulder. IIRC I walked to Gare du Nord then took the metro. The walk was the hard part, but if...
Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,555
Posted By imi

September is a perfect month on the mediterranean...

September is a perfect month on the mediterranean coast :)

Have a great trip!
Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By imi

"... never ask pheasants"! Words of wisdom...

"... never ask pheasants"!

Words of wisdom there! :D :thumb:
Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,996
Posted By imi

I've been a vegan for over thirty years and been...

I've been a vegan for over thirty years and been multi-month touring many times...
I do all my cooking on a mini-trangia, and am carrying a fair amount of food weight:
Basic and boring day in day...
Forum: Touring
01-17-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By imi

Learn to say "hello", "please" "thank you"... ...

Learn to say "hello", "please" "thank you"...

That and a nod of respect and a smile will get you a long long way...

:)
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By imi

Just turn the fork (and handlebars) 180 degrees,...

Just turn the fork (and handlebars) 180 degrees, but if you have a wired bike computer, remove it first.

The small round plastic wheel protectors that come with new bikes are great at stopping...
Forum: Touring
03-11-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,618
Posted By imi

Doug64: Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Doug64: Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,316
Posted By imi

Spoiler. Reported

Spoiler. Reported
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,594
Posted By imi

Do it again with the valves/labels centred...

Do it again with the valves/labels centred correctly!

;) jk, just messin'
01-21-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By imi

Hah! Looks great! I spin a couple of times a week...

Hah! Looks great! I spin a couple of times a week (at a "Les Mills" gym. I'd love to try it.
That said, if you look at the video, everyone naturally bends their upper bodies into the curves, but...
10-17-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By imi

Shoelace? (not joking)

Shoelace? (not joking)
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By imi

I've always been fine with all my gear (including...

I've always been fine with all my gear (including a guitar) on the rear rack, except for a handlebar bag... but miles vary :)
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,626
Posted By imi

My experience in western europe (from Scandinavia...

My experience in western europe (from Scandinavia to Iberia) is that more and more campsites won't allow hammocks due to the damage to trees.

Some campsites won't allow you to camp if you don't...
Forum: Touring
10-10-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By imi

Genius! Thank you, Sir!

Genius! Thank you, Sir!
Forum: Touring
10-10-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By imi

Do you mean something like this? ...

Do you mean something like this?
http://www.m-gineering.nl/nbtg.htm
Forum: Touring
09-16-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By imi

Way back in the day, I rode from Sweden to Spain...

Way back in the day, I rode from Sweden to Spain barefoot on plastic pedals (5 speed bike). Worked fine even over the Pyrenees :)
Nowadays I ride with toe-clips, straps and running shoes... The...
Forum: Touring
09-07-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,101
Posted By imi

Excellent fietsbob.. Yes that bladder plastic is...

Excellent fietsbob.. Yes that bladder plastic is superb quality, great for carrying extra water on occasion :) Keep it in the box for extra protection. Actually I find the taste of a trace of red...
Forum: Touring
09-07-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,101
Posted By imi

A zip tie without the end cut off around the...

A zip tie without the end cut off around the spare spokes keeps them in place in the seat post.
Actually this thread has got me to thinking about keeping my spare gear wire and brake wire in there...
09-04-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,649
Posted By imi

^ this

^ this
Forum: Touring
09-03-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By imi

Sorry, can't delete this double post

Sorry, can't delete this double post
Forum: Touring
09-03-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By imi

Which REI bike for Colorado Trail

Hi,
Next summer I'll be riding the Colorado Trail very slowly as SAG for my friend who will be hiking. I started a thread a while bike explaining why he's walking and I'll be riding ahead as we both...
Forum: Touring
08-30-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By imi

I flew with Air Berlin a few years ago. Their...

I flew with Air Berlin a few years ago. Their bike policy then was the same: just roll it on.
Otherwise, Lufthansa have very steep bike charges ime

British Airways is my go-to

afaik baggage...
Forum: Touring
07-30-16, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By imi

I hear you! Thanks. It'll be interesting to see...

I hear you! Thanks. It'll be interesting to see if we can get all gear and food into just one set of panniers. I'm used to touring light (not ultralight), so by sharing everything that is shareable,...
Forum: Touring
07-29-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By imi

Perdido: Thank you so much! We've got almost a...

Perdido: Thank you so much! We've got almost a year to do the planning. It'll be interesting to see how the logistics will work out, but it looks so doable! Not often I wish I was better at walking...
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