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Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By djb

thanks H Toad, being new to this whole fat world,...

thanks H Toad, being new to this whole fat world, its good to hear from someone like you that its been working well. In the touring world and general biking, where I ride 28s, 32, 35, 45, 50, 55mm...
Forum: Touring
11-28-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By djb

Damn that must have been mervelloso riding along...

Damn that must have been mervelloso riding along that road!
I looked at it on Google maps and its quite something!
danke for showing it
11-24-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By djb

If you ever change your mind and decide to try...

If you ever change your mind and decide to try dropbars again, a shorter stem could have helped you. I'm about the same age as you and properly positioned drops, height above seat and seat to bars...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By djb

Perfectly adequate, inexpensive aluminum rear...

Perfectly adequate, inexpensive aluminum rear racks are available that will work perfectly for the light weight you want to carry.
Doesn't make any sense to compromise both uses.
from a totally...
Forum: Touring
11-23-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By djb

I certainly agree Andy, and even find that it's a...

I certainly agree Andy, and even find that it's a bonus having a sprightly riding bike unloaded, cuz it's fun, and then when you put panniers or whatever else on it, the steering slows down but is...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By djb

I agree, derailleurs work pretty darn well, for...

I agree, derailleurs work pretty darn well, for me anyway, but I still am impressed by someone who comes up with a totally different way of approaching a given, existing system

that's really why I...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By djb

[chain] wrap your heads around this boys and girls...pretty cool

pretty darn fricken neat, talk about thinking sideways or outside of the box.
yes, probably really more appropriate for the mtb gang, but it's so cool, I had to share it with you lot.
...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By djb

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute...

Good morning waddo, here in Montreal I commute year round, so ride regularly in 0 c weather, and down to maybe -10c, -15c. Basically I use the same layers as when I cross country ski at the same...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,037
Posted By djb

ya, I was thinking the logistics of a lockdown,...

ya, I was thinking the logistics of a lockdown, ie cafes closed etc. Don't know if you lived through any covid lockdowns but while grocery stores were open (often with restricted numbers of people...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By djb

gracias for the links, interesting but sad...

gracias for the links, interesting but sad situation.
Forum: Touring
11-01-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By djb

yes, one sees that in many countries, rural...

yes, one sees that in many countries, rural flight. So many times I've wondered how people make a living in some places.

but my comment was really just referring to riding through vast, open...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By djb

Only you know what your specific back situation...

Only you know what your specific back situation is, but I can't emphasize how wider and wider tires make such a difference to more comfort for hands and bum/back.
I've ridden on 28, 32,35, 40, 50,...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By djb

Like tourist, I regularly ride a sprung flyer (a...

Like tourist, I regularly ride a sprung flyer (a b17 with springs) on my commuter, and I'd have to agree with tourists assessment. If I whack into a pothole it absorbs a certain amount, but because...
10-23-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By djb

Thanks to the two of you for the experienced and...

Thanks to the two of you for the experienced and detailed replies, appreciate it.
This winter I will tear both h2 bikes down and at the minimum do the general clean and regrease of threads. I ...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By djb

Given that you know the dimensions of the bike...

Given that you know the dimensions of the bike that was too big for you, and the stem length and dropbar dimensions, you have the best info to get a bike that will fit you much better.
As for not...
Forum: Touring
10-21-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,038
Posted By djb

Holy geez fourfa, such good, practical and down...

Holy geez fourfa, such good, practical and down to earth suggestions and comments, all of which I agree on
I especially loved the comment about too high gearing being an affront to knees and...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 2,370,384
Posted By djb

We'll, at least for once you cleaned your damn...

We'll, at least for once you cleaned your damn bike before leaning it up against that beautiful wall!
tschus
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,038
Posted By djb

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix,...

gearing and attitude from a 1970s Paris-Roubaix, right out of an Eddy Merckx quote

I loved how when with the ladies, you made the "drastic" change from a 45 to a 44t chain ring.
Times change,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By djb

The seatpost clamp with holes works well, also...

The seatpost clamp with holes works well, also take into account that near the dropouts and caliper, often using some spacers will take care of minor issues of rack getting in way of caliper. Don't...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By djb

blowboat/grandpa another obvious "don't do...

blowboat/grandpa
another obvious "don't do that", but I'll add another----Get a mirror and become comfortable using it competently.
Having a mirror and to be able to use while still riding straight...
09-28-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By djb

Higgins, down the road and if you do bike...

Higgins, down the road and if you do bike mechanic stuff, you can keep an eye out for a mtb double setup used, but in the end the bikes are what they are, and you have the responsibility of buying...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By djb

An overnighter last week to appreciate the start...

An overnighter last week to appreciate the start of changing leaves, pretty warm for late Sept too, lucky....
09-27-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By djb

The un26 is a good quality bb, do you own the...

The un26 is a good quality bb, do you own the tool to install it? Is the present bb a ball bearing one?
are you interested in doing this yourself?
re using the present crank, I've seen photos of...
09-27-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By djb

I realize you probably won't believe this, but...

I realize you probably won't believe this, but there is no reason your 3x8 shouldn't shift perfectly, if all the parameters are good, cables, housings, shifters, derailleurs , rd hanger not bent.
...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By djb

You must have experienced a real rush of...

You must have experienced a real rush of accomplishment getting over that one.
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,436
Posted By djb

For those of us who work on hubs and bb etc, this...

For those of us who work on hubs and bb etc, this is where cheap bikes wouldn't be the wisest choice, specifically the hubs and rims.
I too find that acera alivio derailleurs can and will work fine,...
09-27-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By djb

I see they've also changed to hydro brakes too....

I see they've also changed to hydro brakes too. Just looked at your photo of the matching bikes, even the bells.
nice looking bikes. Just goofy/inconvenient they went 1x
09-27-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By djb

To start, I own a troll. Got my wife a troll....

To start, I own a troll. Got my wife a troll. Love it.
The troll and Ogre were always sourced with the good old useful 48/36/26 triple, fantastic crank for touring and anything.

The Bridge Club...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,080
Posted By djb

Here in Canada, a restaurant supper will be at...

Here in Canada, a restaurant supper will be at least $20, a small local motel is probably in the 70-100 range, and heck even a campground could cost 40 bucks at the high end if unlucky.
So stuff...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,435
Posted By djb

For someone starting touring, in my opinion doing...

For someone starting touring, in my opinion doing some rides with your bike loaded and even using something simple like Google maps that can show the metres gainedin the ride, will at least start to...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,753
Posted By djb

terribly sad thing to hear. I've followed his...

terribly sad thing to hear.
I've followed his videos for years and I find his body of work to be the strongest travelling videos I know of.
His way of connecting with ordinary people was always...
09-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By djb

I admit that I'm not really knowledgeable on mtb...

I admit that I'm not really knowledgeable on mtb tires, do it a bit but really am a touring guy with a heavy dose of daily commuting, both going back 30 years+
My rockhopper might not take 2.3 in...
Forum: Touring
09-11-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By djb

Ive followed Formula 1 for eons, and c.f. is used...

Ive followed Formula 1 for eons, and c.f. is used extensively. It's always been commented on how one example of suspension struts, can take incredible loads and forces in one direction, but if...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By djb

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of...

cant help you out with the qr, but a couple of observations--not many spokes there, and that carbon fork seems to fit the bill of forks that shouldn't have p-clamps clamping.......

don't know...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By djb

I agree on putting on damp shorts, no big deal...

I agree on putting on damp shorts, no big deal other than a bit of a brrrrr feeling on a cool morning, but no different than when we sweat. And I find they dry out riding quite quickly. I just tend...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By djb

And this year's winner for best graphics in a BF...

And this year's winner for best graphics in a BF post about handlebar width goes to.............
BOB G !!

pretty much the same for my dropbar tourer, including the intterupter bars.
I would add...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By djb

I can only relate this to my experience of really...

I can only relate this to my experience of really preferring to wash my shorts every day, the saddle sore issue can occur and its just something I want to avoid.
I find washing them right away, ...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By djb

then you certainly know how your bits and bytes...

then you certainly know how your bits and bytes feel from riding!
I guess the only thing of using padded shorts bikepacking would maybe be less opportunity to wash them daily--which Ive always done...
09-07-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By djb

and on another topic appropriate note, I would...

and on another topic appropriate note, I would suggest using Woods cork pads, much better performance than the Ligier French crap, and easier on your oak rims too.
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By djb

Rb, how much do you ride? I can't keep track of...

Rb, how much do you ride? I can't keep track of some user names, I thought you were the NYC dude, but I must be wrong.
Seems that you're trying to suss out stuff from asking folks here, but...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,480
Posted By djb

Hey there jama, was planning to say, hey there...

Hey there jama, was planning to say, hey there lardass ;-) but then read about two treatments, sorry to hear that.
I get all your concerns, have always been mine. Luckily in my province from the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,114
Posted By djb

I reckon the only time a sleeping bag would be...

I reckon the only time a sleeping bag would be better without a stuff sack would be fitting it into the narrow end of a long seat bag to avoid any wasted spaces. From my experience however, it will...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,574
Posted By djb

chuckle. at least you are getting some good...

chuckle.
at least you are getting some good points to push you in one direction or another!
in the end, you'll have to just buy one and try it to see how it is.
My experience with one was a long...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By djb

I know, every time I see some of these places it...

I know, every time I see some of these places it really makes me want ti throw some fatter tires on the Troll and throw it and myself onto a plane to Espana.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By djb

ya a loaded bike feeling is very much like a...

ya a loaded bike feeling is very much like a truck, we accelerate slowly, we slow down so quickly going up hills and we downshift a lot-- but it's fun in its own way.

glad too hear that you...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By djb

Good morning and wish you a good first day,...

Good morning and wish you a good first day, looking out the window at the Ottawa morning imagining you probably out there.

there's a guy occasionally on here who used arkels and biked all across...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By djb

as for the weather, it probably wont be rainy all...

as for the weather, it probably wont be rainy all day, and in the big scheme of things, we just have to get through it and this is part of touring--the mindset of sometimes things aren't great,...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,567
Posted By djb

as a reference, well an internet stranger...

as a reference, well an internet stranger reference, 120k give or take has been the most I've ever done touring and that felt like a lot.
while I'm a slight guy, I figure I'm probably pretty...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By djb

I had no idea if I would like a Brooks when I got...

I had no idea if I would like a Brooks when I got my first one, and found my sitbone area to be sore for a bunch of rides until the leather started to form to me, but certainly not 1000kms, maybe a...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,056
Posted By djb

easy to throw out easy answers for this, but...

easy to throw out easy answers for this, but given that you have never bike toured before, I'd really suggest doing some short, planned trips, an overnight, or two nights or whatever, just to see if...
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