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Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By imi

Haha! 😂 Love the last line! Well played, sir!

Haha! 😂 Love the last line! Well played, sir!
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By imi

A few years ago I converted a 90ís Miyata mtb to...

A few years ago I converted a 90ís Miyata mtb to dropbars. It all made sense until I took a test ride. I just laughed. Trying to lean forward while sitting sort of upright felt so weird.

Not...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By imi

For a slightly softer ride than Gatorskins (or...

For a slightly softer ride than Gatorskins (or Hardshells for that matter) the GP 4 Seasons are a great tire, though more expensive.

Oh, btw OP, thatís a lovely looking bike :)
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By imi

Seatpost setback and brifters on a modern (as...

Seatpost setback and brifters on a modern (as opposed to vintage) bike may need to be considered when comparing effective toptube lengths, as they will stretch you out a bit more.
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By imi

Iíd certainly try taking the front rack off and...

Iíd certainly try taking the front rack off and putting faster tires on. Gatorskins or Hardshells 32mm for example.

Are you happy with your riding position? Your handlebars look to be a few inches...
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By imi

Everyone is different, but hereís a few things...

Everyone is different, but hereís a few things that work for me:

I write with pencil on paper. Every day I take photos with my phone and mail them to myself as a back up.

I only work...
Forum: Touring
12-24-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By imi

I have a basic stretching routine I do one to...

I have a basic stretching routine I do one to three times a day on tour, as well as push ups, triceps bends, sit-ups and pull ups usually in the middle of the day.

I have trained and taught...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By imi

Iíll comment just on this On a three month...

Iíll comment just on this

On a three month tour, I stayed at a campsite in the south of Portugal for a month to write part of my second book (nothing to do with bicycles). I only write in the...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By imi

The Rhythmn of the Day

Everyday is different, but I imagine many of us have routines we follow more or less on a daily basis when on tour. So, how is your regular day, and what might make those days special?

For...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

I sleep in the wild a lot. I donít call it...

I sleep in the wild a lot. I donít call it stealth camping as I donít pitch a tent, just a groundsheet, pad, and sleeping bag.

Great point about needing to pack quickly of an early morning, but...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

After a couple of days into a tour, even when...

After a couple of days into a tour, even when fully loaded and freshly stocked with food and water, I donít think about the weight at all.
ĒIt doesnít get harder, you just get slowerĒ :)

I think...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

Absolutely fantastic photo and rig! Where is it? ...

Absolutely fantastic photo and rig! Where is it?

I do believe that would qualify even on BF as "fully loaded" :lol:
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

Yeah, we haul different stuff and have different...

Yeah, we haul different stuff and have different solutions, so it's great that there's a wide variety of bags to fit our needs.
I've gone through a number of different ways of carrying a guitar....
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

No worries, thatís why I wrote the prices in USD 🤑

No worries, thatís why I wrote the prices in USD 🤑
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

I live in Europe and buy either from Germany...

I live in Europe and buy either from Germany (Bike24, Rose etc) or the UK, though that may change in a couple of weeks with Brexit.
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,948
Posted By imi

Bike packing volume myth?

In short: “less volume = less weight”
This came up in the aerodynamics thread, and rather than continue to derail that discussion, I’ll start a new thread.
The premise is that the greater the...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By imi

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This definition would make this guy a bike packer...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By imi

What is the typical combined volume of...

What is the typical combined volume of bike-packer bags for an extended tour in letís say reasonable 3-season varied weather, and how much would they typically weigh (empty)?

This is an honest...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By imi

Huh? Why would I choose to carry more than I need...

Huh? Why would I choose to carry more than I need just because I have bigger bags?
When I need to carry more because of the climate, food needs etc, then yes I am glad I have extra space otherwise I...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,452
Posted By imi

Why would bike-packing gear help you climb...

Why would bike-packing gear help you climb faster? I suppose racks and heavier panniers would make a small difference, but aerodynamics would be insignificant.
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,129
Posted By imi

Cook rice. Throw in a can of beans when done. Add...

Cook rice. Throw in a can of beans when done. Add olive oil, garlic, and tabasco.

For variety use different beans each evening 😁
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By imi

It may be wise to run the cable around the...

It may be wise to run the cable around the handlebars with as soft bends as possible.

I use the see-through plastic strip (triangular segments) that came with my Shimano bar end shifters between...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By imi

If the shifting is good with the cables wrapped...

If the shifting is good with the cables wrapped all the way to the stem, then having to use long (tandem) wires is the only con. I think mine are 300cm.
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,479
Posted By imi

I may be old skool, but my touring bikes are all...

I may be old skool, but my touring bikes are all steel frames, v-brakes, no brifters, 36 spokes, 700C for northern, and 26Ē for southern hemisphere (ish)... bombproof, repareable, and easiest to find...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By imi

​​​​​​​ If you erase the ĒsĒ of ĒhttpsĒ in the...

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If you erase the ĒsĒ of ĒhttpsĒ in the URL, it should open
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By imi

One resource that was extremely important...

One resource that was extremely important back-in-the-day before digital maps was asking people for directions! 😳 IKR! This will obviously be a totally foreign concept to many young whippersnappers,...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By imi

I use both. They complement each other rather...

I use both. They complement each other rather well :)
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,393
Posted By imi

Itís gonna be a long winter! 😂

Itís gonna be a long winter! 😂
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By imi

Iím a sound engineer doing semi open air theatre...

Iím a sound engineer doing semi open air theatre in the winter. Iíve tried gloves with ipad screens but found them frustratingly impossible. Try a stylus pen?
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,294
Posted By imi

To be honest I have never refilled Clipper...

To be honest I have never refilled Clipper lighters or replaced the flint as I only use lighters on the road and they last for a long time. Iím more likely to lose them or give them away

That said...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,294
Posted By imi

I like Clipper lighters, though I usually have a...

I like Clipper lighters, though I usually have a BIC mini as a backup. Bright yellow or orange ones to see them on the ground.
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By imi

This is going to sound a bit primitive after...

This is going to sound a bit primitive after reading the above posts, but I pump my tires to the max recommended on the sidewall ícos I like to feel every bump and grain (and it feels like Iím going...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,537
Posted By imi

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!

Heck yeah! 😊 Youíre out there doing it!
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,505
Posted By imi

Haha! Yes, IKR! 🤣

Haha! Yes, IKR! 🤣
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,505
Posted By imi

Part of the ítouring legsí thing for me is, I...

Part of the ítouring legsí thing for me is, I think, even a mental adaptation to going slower when fully loaded.

It takes me a day or two to accept that Iím not flying across the countryside as...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,505
Posted By imi

I carry as little as possible, which is sometimes...

I carry as little as possible, which is sometimes a heck of a lot ;)

It always feels heavy for the first couple of days, but then you get your touring legs and donít think about it.
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,041
Posted By imi

Another vote for the Topeak Road Morph G....

Another vote for the Topeak Road Morph G. Adaptable for presta or mtb valves. My only minor gripe is that the latch that holds the "foot" has broken on two of my pumps, leaving it still attached but...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,902
Posted By imi

One can also plan so as to visit natural hot...

One can also plan so as to visit natural hot springs. Iíve had my best rest days ever at hot springs in california, new zealand, the pyrenees... :)
...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By imi

Surprised no-one has mentioned falafel yet! IMHO...

Surprised no-one has mentioned falafel yet! IMHO best in the world! :D

Itís been a while since I biked in Israel, but I recall sleeping in just a sleeping bag just about anywhere and everywhere....
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,902
Posted By imi

At the end of the day, I love getting the sweat...

At the end of the day, I love getting the sweat off before sleeping, so, yeah, however cold, Iíll find the sea, a river, lake, a hose... or a campsite thatís open all year with hot showers 😆
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By imi

The 10-speed 105 rear derailleur works fine with...

The 10-speed 105 rear derailleur works fine with bar-ends if you can find one.

I switched from brifters to bar-ends and the Tiagra d/r didnít work.
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By imi

^^^ Road hardened! Exactly. For me something...

^^^ Road hardened! Exactly. For me something magical hits in after about two weeks - my legs get stronger, my average speed increases and daily distances go up.
That said, I love listening to my...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,328
Posted By imi

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West Coast of Sweden north of Gothenburg where I live to close to the...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By imi

Two beers or not two beers? That is the question.

Two beers or not two beers? That is the question.
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By imi

I had a wheelset (Mavic A719ís with XT 135 mm...

I had a wheelset (Mavic A719ís with XT 135 mm hubs) that I wanted to put on my new Bianchi Lupo frame (same as a Volpe). My LBS cold set the frame to 132.5 mm, a compromise for both hub widths.
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By imi

Hah! Just realised that a handlebar mounted light...

Hah! Just realised that a handlebar mounted light would be obscured by my handlebar bag
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By imi

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/604x453/headlamp_65658462f66b99077a1c16a993a9d5562a624b98.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By imi

For me, yes. I wanted to have just one, and I use...

For me, yes. I wanted to have just one, and I use a head lamp more in camp than a headlight on the bike.
I think wearing a bicycle headlight in camp wouldnít work so well due to the beam pattern and...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By imi

On tour I donít find I ride much after dark, so...

On tour I donít find I ride much after dark, so when needs be, I just put my headlamp on my handlebar bag using the head strap.

That said, a proper handlebar mount for a headlamp would be great 👍
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