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Forum: Touring
05-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,660
Posted By imi

Yes, something magical happens after 10 days to 2...

Yes, something magical happens after 10 days to 2 weeks when your Ētouring legsĒ kick in 😊

I ride in the drops in headwinds, or when really bombing along for fun. I think I can put out more power...
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By imi

Check out the Bianchi Volpe Classic

Check out the Bianchi Volpe Classic
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By imi

I canít imagine ever riding such a monstrosity. ...

I canít imagine ever riding such a monstrosity.
Selle Italia Ēgenuine gelĒ saddles suit me perfectly and I donít even wear padded shorts.
Forum: Touring
04-26-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,665
Posted By imi

As to elevation, I just look how squiggly the...

As to elevation, I just look how squiggly the route is, which usually means slow squiggly up and fast squiggly down 😆
04-21-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By imi

Are Mavic A719 regarded as ĒtanksĒ. I...

Are Mavic A719 regarded as ĒtanksĒ.

I believe the somewhat cheaper A319 is heavier
Forum: Touring
04-14-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By imi

FWIW Gator Hardshells 32mm, fast and tough. ...

FWIW Gator Hardshells 32mm, fast and tough.

Some find them too harsh, but I like to feel the road.

As to replacing tires, Iíll start a long tour with new tires and put the old ones on my...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By imi

When I was a kid we had single speeds, then...

When I was a kid we had single speeds, then 3-speed sturmey-archer which was a dream. Since then going through 5, 10, 12, 14, 16, 24Ö it just got better and better. Now I have 30 gears on my touring...
Forum: Touring
04-05-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By imi

Thanks for the tip. I read the description:...

Thanks for the tip. I read the description: ĒContainer insertion/ejection method: push and turn (half rotation). ;Gas type: Iwatani Cassette Gas Junior, Iwatani Cassette Gas, Iwatani Cassette Gas...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By imi

^^^ :roflmao2:hah! Hadnít heard that one!:beer:...

^^^ :roflmao2:hah! Hadnít heard that one!:beer: dgodave
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By imi

Huh? But having a stove with the wrong kind of...

Huh? But having a stove with the wrong kind of valve for available cartridges kind of sucks too, neh? 😉
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By imi

🙏Thanks!

🙏Thanks!
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By imi

As this seems to be resolved, Iíll go a bit...

As this seems to be resolved, Iíll go a bit off-topic and ask if people have had to adjust their riding style to accomodate a frame bag? Do your knees/thighs not bump or chafe on the bag?
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By imi

Hi, Iím planning on touring Japan hopefully in...

Hi, Iím planning on touring Japan hopefully in late summer/early autumn.
Can anyone recommend which type of cartridge gas is most readily available?

I have screw on valve (primus), one click...
03-24-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,317
Posted By imi

I compare loaded to unloaded touring by...

I compare loaded to unloaded touring by converting m/h to km/h, so if you can comfortably ride 100 miles/day unloaded, that would be 100 km/day fully loaded.

If you are a very fit rider with...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,946
Posted By imi

^^^ good stories, and good points 👍

^^^ good stories, and good points 👍
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,977
Posted By imi

I have a pair of goretex socks that I save for...

I have a pair of goretex socks that I save for camp.
Feet will get wet riding even with waterproof socks, so I wear dog poo bags over regular socks mainly for warmth.

Rolled up balls of newspaper...
03-18-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,685
Posted By imi

Iím a sound engineer. If youíre going to wear...

Iím a sound engineer. If youíre going to wear earplugs for hours a day, I would strongly recommend investing in custom moulded ones. -9 dB filter works great for most situations. Expensive, but your...
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By imi

Iíve carried a Topeak Road Morph with gauge on...

Iíve carried a Topeak Road Morph with gauge on tour for many years. Works well.

Iíve got a Mini morph with gauge as it fits in my commuter bag. TBH Iíd be fine carrying it on tour as well. Thanks...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By imi

Iíve had that at the beginning of a tour. An...

Iíve had that at the beginning of a tour.
An elastic foot/ankle bandage to restrict movement and ibuprofen can work wonders.
03-14-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,094
Posted By imi

Just messing! Itís all good 👍

Just messing! Itís all good 👍
03-14-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,094
Posted By imi

If thatís the case, it is a fantastic engineering...

If thatís the case, it is a fantastic engineering choice. Not everybody is an expert at everythingÖ even those who think they are :roflmao2:
03-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,094
Posted By imi

This thread is of such utmost importance that I...

This thread is of such utmost importance that I will chime in.

If you have a problem with the nut coming loose, then just use TWO nuts, one as a locking nut.

Are there Nyloc nuts of the right...
Forum: Touring
03-09-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By imi

Iíve ridden Spainís northern coast. Youíre...

Iíve ridden Spainís northern coast. Youíre basically going lengthwise through the Cantabrian range. Check out an elevation map.

Winds can be strong, coming from the north, south and west, so...
Forum: Touring
03-08-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,848
Posted By imi

I pack differently depending on where and when...

I pack differently depending on where and when Iím touring.

Lightest:
In summer around the Mediterranean, a fairly thin sleeping bag and a sheet of plastic (as groundsheet and rain covering). No...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By imi

Another way to do it if thereís a store you can...

Another way to do it if thereís a store you can visit, is to take all your gear to the store and see which bag itíll fit into.
Forum: Touring
03-06-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,541
Posted By imi

I think all you no-shave bearded neaderthals are...

I think all you no-shave bearded neaderthals are forgetting the weight-weenie aspect. By bringing a razor you are actually shaving off weight every morning.

And donít get me started on those...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By imi

These rear USB lights from Busch & MŁller are...

These rear USB lights from Busch & MŁller are great:

https://www.bike24.com/p2246776.html

I prefer AA/AAA batteries for touring and USB for commuting. If you have a power bank on tour it might...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By imi

In march, I would stay as far south in Portugal...

In march, I would stay as far south in Portugal as possible.

Check out some historic weather sites. I find wunderground good.
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By imi

Iím hoping Japan will open its borders again. ...

Iím hoping Japan will open its borders again.
If not, itíll be France, Spain, Portugal in September (as usual) 😊
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By imi

I have cycled a number of EV routes in France,...

I have cycled a number of EV routes in France, including EV1 (Atlantic coast), EV 6 (Loire valley) and EV17 (along the RhŰne which is, I believe the original EV route and very easy riding).

As...
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By imi

Makes sense if you donít use your drops. Same...

Makes sense if you donít use your drops. Same position as in the hoods plus a wider straight bar for more control on rough paths.

The reach when using the straight bar would be a bit short, I...
Forum: Touring
12-09-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By imi

Iím planning on Japan being my next tour, if and...

Iím planning on Japan being my next tour, if and when entry restrictions are lifted. Either april/may (south to north) or mid august/september (north to south), which I believe are good times to be...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

This makes me sad. Iíll still find my spots...

This makes me sad.

Iíll still find my spots to lay my sleeping bag down on and sleep under the stars.

Maybe humanity will cause its own extinction leaving the Earth and the Wild to rejuvinate.
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

:lol: I think if you just bring your Yeti-Sprayô...

:lol: I think if you just bring your Yeti-Sprayô youíll be fine
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

About 8 hours of daylight in midwinter, although...

About 8 hours of daylight in midwinter, although there are penguins and polar bears.
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,378
Posted By imi

Iíve never tried them, but top-tube bags and...

Iíve never tried them, but top-tube bags and frame bags would surely get in the way if you cycle Ēknees inĒ, neh?
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,155
Posted By imi

Skiing gloves, and if it gets really cold...

Skiing gloves, and if it gets really cold ice-climbing shell gloves on top of them.
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

Do you take a pee by the side of the road when...

Do you take a pee by the side of the road when touring? If I understand correctly, this is illegal in many states in the USA, and even a sexual offence in some.

It's not that I don't think the...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

I find it so hard to understand what you mean....

I find it so hard to understand what you mean. What has wild camping to do with disrespecting people or nature?
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

Yes, I have never understood the "common sense"...

Yes, I have never understood the "common sense" of wild camping being illegal.
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

I wonder if this is referring to Sweden where it...

I wonder if this is referring to Sweden where it is legal to camp on private property without permission.

ĒIn the Netherlands, wild camping is strictly forbidden and, unlike in other countries, it...
Forum: Touring
11-11-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,327
Posted By imi

Wild camping may well be illegalÖ as well as...

Wild camping may well be illegalÖ as well as taking a pee by the side of the road.

This may be controversial (or lead to a good discussion), but I consider it a human birthright to sleep (and pee)...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,378
Posted By imi

Well, maybe not so relevant, but a few years ago...

Well, maybe not so relevant, but a few years ago while climbing the pyrenees in winter, a very, very hard headwind, lifted my (unloaded except for a handlebar bag) front wheel straight up and threw...
Forum: Touring
11-01-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By imi

IME feet get wet eventually with overshoes,...

IME feet get wet eventually with overshoes, goretex socks etc, due to condensation, water running down your legs and (though Iím not sure of this) goretex letting water through when under the...
Forum: Touring
10-28-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By imi

Cheers! 🙏 Anyone out there ridden 37mm...

Cheers! 🙏

Anyone out there ridden 37mm Mondials on Ēreally badĒ roads or trails (washboard, sandy, stony etc)?
Forum: Touring
10-28-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By imi

Thanks for all the responses. Good point djb...

Thanks for all the responses. Good point djb about different rims. I have Mavic A719's on my Volpe (2019 frame I believe)
The Continental 42mm tires might be pushing it, so I think I'll order a...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,378
Posted By imi

I carry a guitar on the rear as well. No problems...

I carry a guitar on the rear as well. No problems handling. For cold weather tours I have two front rollers for the extra volume.
Biggest hassle with four panniers is carrying them onto trains.

...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By imi

Volpe max tire width

Hi, I'm looking into an all round on/off road tire for my Volpe (non disc) bike. No fenders.
After measuring, I think a 40-42 mm tire might fit, but real world measurements don't always match specs....
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By imi

Yes, I use them to hold regular water bottles as...

Yes, I use them to hold regular water bottles as well as a thinner 50 cl (PET) bottle with denatured alcohol under the down tube. They work fine.

I use the XL models for carrying 1,5 litre PET...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By imi

On their website it definitely looks like the...

On their website it definitely looks like the rack comes in black too... but is unavailable for order.
Maybe contact them and ask when theyíll be back in stock?
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