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Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By djb

good example, Here is my experience like this,...

good example, Here is my experience like this, although Ive never had to do so many back to back dirt riding.
Use a very thin lube and regularly wipe down the excess.
I use Tri Flow, which I find...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

FIETS!! HE LIVES. HE LIVES yup, welcome...

FIETS!!

HE LIVES. HE LIVES

yup, welcome back. Hope you are well and safe.
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Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

For me it fits in with the whole bars, grips...

For me it fits in with the whole bars, grips thing, and the fact that you're a hippy dippy musician (aren't you the guitarist dude? Just kidding, but honestly I think it looks kinda neat and...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,160
Posted By djb

don't worry, when I reported it I staunchly...

don't worry, when I reported it I staunchly defended you.

and yes, re these bags, not worth it. Go with a known quantity. Heck just the mounting ortlieb has is worth the difference.
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By djb

Ying yang

Ying yang
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,160
Posted By djb

I sent a message to forum people to remove the...

I sent a message to forum people to remove the link that now shows the offensive stuff on the first page
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,160
Posted By djb

Woah indy, it would appear the link you put up...

Woah
indy, it would appear the link you put up last year just got porn bombed.
see previous page of topic. Never seen that before here

you know, a neighbor of mine may have bought a pair of...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,217
Posted By djb

By the way, 24 granny with a 26t is 25 gear...

By the way, 24 granny with a 26t is 25 gear inches

With a 28 it's 23 gear inches

23 might be ok if you load lightly, are strong, and willing to walk sometimes

it'll come down to how much...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By djb

they do work, bought one for a friend with very...

they do work, bought one for a friend with very similar complaints. If cables are long enough, could easily be a 5 min change to see if it helps.
plus then of course stem options to help with...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By djb

no matter what you change to, your steerer is...

no matter what you change to, your steerer is still going to be low, and maybe your existing bars are too low and too far away. A shorter and higher angled stem could help a lot, but in any case,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,217
Posted By djb

A bike more suited to carrying full camping gear...

A bike more suited to carrying full camping gear and gearing for that, better brakes etc will of course be appreciated, but lets look at it this way, you'll have louts of time being attentive and...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,170
Posted By djb

Yup, that seems like a perfectly reasonable tent....

Yup, that seems like a perfectly reasonable tent. 95 u.s for us canadians adds on 35 or so, + shipping and border stuff, but not too shabby.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,033
Posted By djb

You really made me chuckle. Nothing like a non...

You really made me chuckle.
Nothing like a non sequitur (sort of) to get a good larf
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,033
Posted By djb

You know when you see someone running with a dog...

You know when you see someone running with a dog on a leash and the dog goes on one side of a pole and the person on another?
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,033
Posted By djb

chris, this is hilarious (but I'm happy for you)...

chris, this is hilarious (but I'm happy for you) that during this whole covid isolation thing, you met and are dating someone.
2 metres remember.
or as Nancy Reagan used to say, Just Say No.
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,347
Posted By djb

I don't wanna pickle....

I don't wanna pickle....
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By djb

To the walnuts guy, I do know that the Shimano...

To the walnuts guy, I do know that the Shimano un55 has a metal cup thing on the loose end side, whereas the less expensive model like I think the un24 or something , that I've put in my wife's...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By djb

don't quote me, but I suspect that with all the...

don't quote me, but I suspect that with all the really wide wide cassettes that have been appearing over the last bunch of years, 11-40, 42, 51 that the spread would be too much for a rd with a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,965
Posted By djb

Im a lot lighter than you by a good 35lbs so that...

Im a lot lighter than you by a good 35lbs so that is high for me, even when Ive been carrying a good 25lbs on the rear.
I suggest that you get a small gauge so that you can ride on different...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By djb

ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a...

ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a large coin, the "Loonie", in 1987, all of my tire cut booting experiences work but I ride with a distinctive "clunk , clunk, clunk"
same in '98 when our...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,965
Posted By djb

yes, so doing good strong hard applications of...

yes, so doing good strong hard applications of brakes to take a bunch of speed off, then releasing and letting bike go a bit until you need to do another good strong hard application again--as you...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,965
Posted By djb

Re aluminum racks. While I do own some fancy...

Re aluminum racks.
While I do own some fancy pants steel ones, I've been using reasonably priced aluminum racks for decades, daily use, one of them all worn to bits, but they work fine with regular...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,833
Posted By djb

This topic touches on the whole culture of...

This topic touches on the whole culture of consumption anyway, and to be at least aware of buying stuff and crap we don't need it that has a short lifespan.
With bikes, for sentimental reasons I...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,716
Posted By djb

Serious sticky mud can be a real bugger, I've...

Serious sticky mud can be a real bugger, I've luckily only had bad build up a few times, to the point of having to stop and find a stick to scrape it down. The worst time was luckily with no fenders,...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,833
Posted By djb

I actually think it's pretty cool the options we...

I actually think it's pretty cool the options we have now, and new technology is neat.
just gotta balance price performance longevity availability stuff
and as hopefully reasonably educated adults...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By djb

I've used plus ortliebs going back to 1993 or 94...

I've used plus ortliebs going back to 1993 or 94 and can also confirm that they are waterproof. While they do feel flimsy, I've been impressed by how tough this material is also.
When considering...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 172,442
Posted By djb

my sentiments as well Doug. PW's photos often...

my sentiments as well Doug. PW's photos often have that effect I find.
You know, petit manan rings a bell, I suspect we went there once when I was young. Will ask my dad about it, he'll enjoy...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

thanks Joel for getting back. You certainly do...

thanks Joel for getting back. You certainly do have lots of riding experience, and I agree, V-brakes are quite a bit stronger than cantis, well the cantis anyway that Ive ridden on over the last 30...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

I take the front wheel off my disc bike every...

I take the front wheel off my disc bike every week to stick my bike in the back of my car, and its not an issue--but as Stae says, I had to learn a new bag of tricks with discs, but hey, thats life,...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By djb

For sure the bike weight differences are a...

For sure the bike weight differences are a factor, but despite that it's a big jump from 38 to 55, even though both your tire models probably have similar excellent rolling characteristics.
As you...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

No probs. With all this covid stuff and family...

No probs. With all this covid stuff and family stresses and everything stresses, getting out for short rides is so good for body and mind. Riding has always been that for me, plus it's damn fun, even...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

To me the most important thing is to get riding...

To me the most important thing is to get riding regularly, if you can every day or two. Start with short rides and gradually increase the time out. I've personally always found it handy to have a...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

One thing I do however think it's good to impart...

One thing I do however think it's good to impart is low gearing. Too many friends have over geared bikes, and when you add touring weight..
Taking care of knees over a lifetime of riding, and...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By djb

all really good points. Certainly lots of this...

all really good points.
Certainly lots of this is because of the internet, and folks spending tons of time researching stuff and sometimes, not always, feeling the need to have everything...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By djb

oh absolutely, your comments were all a very good...

oh absolutely, your comments were all a very good heads up to thinking to the future.

I was just making a general statement just in case the fellow thought he could easily convert his rim brake...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By djb

A quick note on disc setups, everything has to be...

A quick note on disc setups, everything has to be designed for it, the fork especially, the wheels, the frame for the rear brake.... its never something that you can just add on.
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By djb

thanks, fun read. The common thread through...

thanks, fun read.
The common thread through that thread of how the tires feel is very very similar to my feeling riding the 2in Supremes.
today's ride a perfect example. I'm helping my aging...
Forum: Touring
04-28-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By djb

Yesterday I was quite surprised to see that I've...

Yesterday I was quite surprised to see that I've put on another 1100kms this season on my old pair of 2 inch Supremes. These are the same tires that I've done three fully loaded trips on plus a...
Forum: Touring
04-27-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By djb

from my experience riding similar tires, you will...

from my experience riding similar tires, you will probablyfind them feeling slow at first, but the more you ride on rough roads as well as dirt and loose stuff, they'll become pretty darn addictive....
Forum: Touring
04-27-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,386
Posted By djb

In general, the higher the percentage of alcohol,...

In general, the higher the percentage of alcohol, the cleaner it burns in a trangia. The stuff I've bought at mec in the past was good, t think I got a large bottle from Canadian tire last time.
In...
Forum: Touring
04-25-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By djb

And don't forget, it's not hard to buy a new 36...

And don't forget, it's not hard to buy a new 36 spoke reasonable wheel for 100 and a bit, and then there's always finding a good used wheel, although that's tricky for not getting something so so.
...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By djb

I want to mention that I've always found it...

I want to mention that I've always found it helpful to have a good relationship with mechanics at a bike store. I've often asked and paid them to double check my work, and t letting them know that I...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By djb

I've toured a lot with a mtb triple, and heavily...

I've toured a lot with a mtb triple, and heavily loaded it works very well, especially with hills. I run out of gears at about 50kph but that's ok, pretty small percentage of time we ever go above...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By djb

hey chris, I didnt see this stuff about a wheel...

hey chris, I didnt see this stuff about a wheel build.
Do check the width of the kuwa rear hub. Seems to me that my caravan is traditional 126 or whatever it was at that time, although not an issue...
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,386
Posted By djb

good idea on making a new one. Plus the bonus of...

good idea on making a new one. Plus the bonus of a new topic is that given that most of us have more time on our hands now, bringing up stuff again helps us from being bored out of our gourds and...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,386
Posted By djb

Maybe it's just me and I'm thick as a brick, but...

Maybe it's just me and I'm thick as a brick, but the search function has always been exceedingly frustrating fur me, don't bother to use it.
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By djb

this trek small rear rack has extra long...

this trek small rear rack has extra long attachment rods that work well with very small frames and those with sloping toptubes and very low mounting points.
Could be of a help if you go that...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,552
Posted By djb

To the fellow asking this All our talk is just...

To the fellow asking this
All our talk is just blah blah to you , but riding ss on your first time carrying gear on a bike no matter the distances, or slight hills, or wind, is different than riding...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By djb

I wouldn't stress about buying some, given you...

I wouldn't stress about buying some, given you put the other stuff on. I'd ride it and see how you like it for a while , as from my experience there won't be any real need for it for a long time.
...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,673
Posted By djb

That's certainly a good idea, buying some used...

That's certainly a good idea, buying some used stuff is a great idea to see if you like the activity. Here in Montreal, used panniers come up fairly regularly, usually non waterproof ones, but that's...
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