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Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By djb

hear you on hating cold wet weather, I can put up...

hear you on hating cold wet weather, I can put up with lots of stuff but cold and wet is particularly blah.
all the best with putting together what bits that work, no matter what, it will be quite...
Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By djb

john, it was this couples blog that I read way...

john, it was this couples blog that I read way back when, and where I remembered them using those chain covers. Its been so long since I read that blog that I dont recall exactly, but it seems to me...
Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

close enough for jazz I reckon, and what I would...

close enough for jazz I reckon, and what I would do, being the lazy son of a gun that I am.
Forum: Touring
01-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By djb

fascinating and challenging idea there TJohn. ...

fascinating and challenging idea there TJohn.

total aside, but if using a rohlof bike, would you ever consider one of those chain cover things made for rohlof setups, a chromoplastic cover that...
Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 226,094
Posted By djb

I have a pair of nearly 30 year old sks fenders...

I have a pair of nearly 30 year old sks fenders that are still kicking, so the chromoplastic whatever material is pretty tough. I like how my silver sks look and certainly like how they are fairly...
Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

ya, I was going to mention the sometimes dual...

ya, I was going to mention the sometimes dual bike thing on some bike computers. I have or had one that could do it but never used the dual function, something like a "A" and "B" setup in teh menu.
Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 226,094
Posted By djb

Im fairly certain mine are these ones, for up to...

Im fairly certain mine are these ones, for up to 2in tires.
https://www.rivbike.com/products/sks-esge-longboard-silver-fenders-p55
work fine and are very well made.
a little finicky for...
Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

quite possibly, and as someone with no knowledge...

quite possibly, and as someone with no knowledge of the manufacturing issues / variants involved, I wonder if this plays a part in being conservative.
It will be interesting to see just how much...
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,210
Posted By djb

Ouch and ,just ouch. Concerning. Listen, all the...

Ouch and ,just ouch. Concerning. Listen, all the best.
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,210
Posted By djb

indy, I wrote my last message without seeing the...

indy, I wrote my last message without seeing the other stuff you wrote, including this one--damn, really sorry to hear this.
I wish you all the best.
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,210
Posted By djb

First and foremost indy, I wouldn't recommend...

First and foremost indy, I wouldn't recommend sleeping in that tent in bear country.....

And sorry to hear of smashing up your hand. Whaddya do? And if don't feel like sharing, simply all the best...
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By djb

thanks for the explanation, and yes, I'm fairly...

thanks for the explanation, and yes, I'm fairly certain he has had problems in the past with spamming type stuff, and as the site doesn't do ads, he may have taken this route to avoid problem traffic.
Forum: Touring
01-21-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By djb

I would say that I'm in the middle somewhere,...

I would say that I'm in the middle somewhere, although of bike stuff, I find that small seat position changes make all the difference.
just goes to show how everyone is different
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By djb

I'm not sure height is a factor, my wife is 5'...

I'm not sure height is a factor, my wife is 5' also, and I've known at least one similarly sized lady who loves her Brooks also. To me the whole bike/ seat setup is the big factor, but then you also...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By djb

Re cutouts, I've never ridden a seat with one,...

Re cutouts, I've never ridden a seat with one, would be interesting to seriously try one sometime, although we have to be realistic that one cutout model could be very very different to another.
I...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By djb

Google searches don't show it directly, only...

Google searches don't show it directly, only references
Bing search shows it first one

So there you go. I'm still ignorant of the why, but that's it.
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By djb

I know nothing of Google indexing to begin with,...

I know nothing of Google indexing to begin with, and nothing of how he manages or allows searches.
the other day I in fact did a Google search for crazy guy and was a bit perplexed to not get a...
01-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,922
Posted By djb

This is exactly why I got started with winter...

This is exactly why I got started with winter riding, to keep my legs in shape for a touring trip. Riding knobbies on snow on an older bike is more work, even going slowly, and it really keeps your...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By djb

With all bike comfort stuff, it really comes down...

With all bike comfort stuff, it really comes down to regularly riding, so one gets both more physically fit and hopefully identifying aspects that can be changed or adjusted to make things more...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By djb

A bit misleading (not a big big deal) because...

A bit misleading (not a big big deal) because "bike touring blog" to me is someone's personal trip blog, where these are general bike touring and bike packing sites, which again is fine.

there...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

I used to follow the British touring car...

I used to follow the British touring car championship many years ago, BTCC, and I know volvo was in that back in the day, so they had a racing division with lots of experience making Mr and Mrs...
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By djb

J, there certainly are many touring ladies whose...

J, there certainly are many touring ladies whose trip journals I've followed who love their Brooks, and I personally know some women riders who do also, and who just use regular models, not the S...
Forum: Touring
01-19-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By djb

If you aren't happy with the front rack, I'm sure...

If you aren't happy with the front rack, I'm sure it wouldn't be hard finding a vintage Blackburn with the hoop, I've kept mine for a maybe future project.

And yes, your bike still looks vey nice
Forum: Touring
01-18-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By djb

There's really no way on the internets thing for...

There's really no way on the internets thing for any of us to properly evaluate bike position etc, but certainly riding loaded and big days has always shown up even small fit issues bike wise, or...
Forum: Touring
01-18-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

Russ, Yup it would very much appear that its not...

Russ, Yup it would very much appear that its not that uncommon for some tires to be a lot different in real life width vs stated.
I really don't see the issue when we're talking just a bit, but...
Forum: Touring
01-18-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

Tourist- Lincoln? Isn't that some sort of old man...

Tourist- Lincoln? Isn't that some sort of old man american luxury car? Never heard of the other guy.
Fishboat, maybe from scraps, but even I can recognize the nice job you did, nicely beveled edges...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By djb

Sounds like you as admitted, are over doing it. ...

Sounds like you as admitted, are over doing it.
listen t to your body, but make sure bike fit is good.

I had this happen to me back on a trip in 94 I think, partly due to cold and probably...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

Ya, the grass is always greener ain't it? I've...

Ya, the grass is always greener ain't it?
I've just been busy with work, helping w with aging parents and its been a long year, one without a good adventure due to covid, so it's neat to see some...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

Some of you may enjoy reading this, a Jan Heine...

Some of you may enjoy reading this, a Jan Heine piece on rim width and wider tires

https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-18-wide-tires-need-wide-rims/
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

Pretty darn tooting awesome. I'm envious.

Pretty darn tooting awesome.
I'm envious.
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

happy, I know that 2017 and newer Trolls had a...

happy, I know that 2017 and newer Trolls had a frame redo and can take up to 3in tires. My wifes is a 2017 and they rejigged the area near the bb to widen it.
The whole rim width thing though may...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

Re bar vs psi, unlike most of the other examples...

Re bar vs psi, unlike most of the other examples we've brought up, I don't compare the two ever, so haven't drummed into my old brain bar numbers in the pressures I often use, so lets say 30-100psi.
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

Thanks monney, ya it seems there are many...

Thanks monney, ya it seems there are many factors. I'm a light weight so like with lots of bike stuff, this is a big factor, plus I'm a "ride light" sort of rider too.
As you say about rolling off a...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By djb

extremely unlikely that I will ever encounter...

extremely unlikely that I will ever encounter this, but will try to stick this in a corner of my brain and remember it if necessary.
scary
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

I'm so used to putting both inches and mm, as...

I'm so used to putting both inches and mm, as well as kms and miles for you guys that I don't think about anymore....but ya, easier if we just stick to mm.
I say that, but as a typical Canadian, we...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

you could always blow a big wad of cash and get...

you could always blow a big wad of cash and get one of those pretty darn snazzy Lauf fatbike forks!

and your comment about the whole plus size popularity does show why it seems to be a good...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By djb

and this summer it will be fun for you and the...

and this summer it will be fun for you and the others to do a bunch of riding loaded up on these sort of surfaces, even just to brush up on bike handling skills on a much heavier bike than usual.
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By djb

Jno, looking at Happys photos makes me think too...

Jno, looking at Happys photos makes me think too of how the surfaces will have an effect on you over a days ride tired wise, in terms of bumping and all that compared to riding on asphalt.
Bum,...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By djb

do you think its worth going the suspension fork...

do you think its worth going the suspension fork route?
and how is it for hub spacing differences on the fat bike, I thought they had super wide spacings front and rear--so no problem getting 29"...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

thanks Tourist for taking the time to measure...

thanks Tourist for taking the time to measure stuff.
I realize the big problem with talking about rim this and that is that its a pretty boring topic, I'm sure most of us don't think about it, and...
Forum: Touring
01-16-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,656
Posted By djb

I'd say the most important thing in preparation...

I'd say the most important thing in preparation for a trip like this is to have some sort of device that can give you even a reasonably good account of how much climbing you do in a day, and then...
Forum: Touring
01-16-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

first of all, I realize my blah blah is...

first of all, I realize my blah blah is disorganized and as usual, overly long......apologies.

secondly, I realized that I should have done the inner measurements. The day I did all the photos, I...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

So in the end, it would appear that Supremes seem...

So in the end, it would appear that Supremes seem to narrower than claimed, or at least for me, so I would like to know---are my rims very narrow compared to most of your bikes?
Like I said, it...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

I then looked at other older rims I have, late...

I then looked at other older rims I have, late 90s or 2000 Ritchey somethings, same width of 22/23mm exterior, and I have a big 2.5" knobby on it, marked on sidewall as 62-559, and sure enough, it...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

supremes 1.6/42 mounted on both rims, almost the...

supremes 1.6/42 mounted on both rims, almost the same actual tire width...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

regular marathon 1.5, marked as 40, and measures...

regular marathon 1.5, marked as 40, and measures 40 on wider Alex Adventurer 2 rim (one sold on Trolls, LHT, or used to be anyway)...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

I measured my rim width, exterior, and they are...

I measured my rim width, exterior, and they are 22/23 (black rim surface, disc only
Another bike we have has wider rims , 26mm exterior, and on those rims, a set of 1.5" marathons measure out to...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By djb

Supreme 1.6"42mm narrow, rim width vs tire width discussion

I'd like to get others experience and opinions on rim widths and how rim width really affects tire width for you.
I'll be honest, before I never really paid any attention to rim width, and when I...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By djb

I think Indigo is going to have to just try these...

I think Indigo is going to have to just try these things if they fit on his bike, and decide if they work for him or her.
As tyrion and Tmsn say , it will really depend on the terrain and what the...
Forum: Touring
01-15-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By djb

I finally found that the Dutch couple I was...

I finally found that the Dutch couple I was following last year were using Smart Sam 2.6" 65mm tires, a much knobbier tire than the Super moto X.
I'm still sure the motox would work fine, but in the...
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