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06-24-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By mtnbud

I'd use whatever tires you already have on the...

I'd use whatever tires you already have on the bike. This time of the year, many of the trails can get quite dusty and loose in places. Running lower air pressure will help, but you will run into...
06-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

That's a good price for those. (Better than...

That's a good price for those. (Better than anything I found on Amazon at that level of quality)

I have some v brakes I pulled off a trashed Walmart bike my parts drawer. I'd just need to buy...
06-16-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By mtnbud

I am far from an expert, but the first thing you...

I am far from an expert, but the first thing you need to check is the size of the rim. If I looked at the right specs, your cracked rim is an 28 hole 700 c with a 17 mm width. The Alex rim would need...
06-16-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

So I spent an hour on the brakes just now and the...

So I spent an hour on the brakes just now and the front brakes are good. I can't figure out what the problem is with the rear. Even if I have the pads so close as to be touching the rim, I can still...
06-16-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

I found this video on YouTube that was very...

I found this video on YouTube that was very helpful:. https://youtu.be/G_tDym0G6zo

I might try setting up the rear brake without the linkwire if I can find the part I'd need in my parts drawer. ...
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By mtnbud

You might want to stiffen up the side of the bag...

You might want to stiffen up the side of the bag that is against the rack by slipping something in the bag on that side. If you aren't concerned with quickly taking the bags off and on the racks,...
06-16-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

My old Klein Pulse has XT canti's and I have no...

My old Klein Pulse has XT canti's and I have no problems adjusting those...
06-16-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks Jake! I did all the other adjustments,...

Thanks Jake! I did all the other adjustments, but I didn't know about that!
06-15-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks Bill! That helped a lot!

Thanks Bill! That helped a lot!
06-15-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

I noticed that in my picture also. I hadn't...

I noticed that in my picture also. I hadn't tightened the pads very tight and they must've moved on me. I tinkered with the adjustments some more today and the braking has improved some, but I'd...
06-15-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks for the advice so far. I should work on...

Thanks for the advice so far. I should work on adjusting the pads a little more before I give up with the current setup. It seems if that doesn't cut the mustard, I should go to liner pull brakes.
06-15-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By mtnbud

Improving braking on 1997 Gary Fisher Tassajara?

I picked up a small framed rigid Gary Fisher for next to nothing for my 12 yr old son to ride until he grows enough to fit on my old mountain bike. I put the wheels from my old mountain bike on the...
06-15-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By mtnbud

Accidental repost

Accidental repost. How do I delete?
06-10-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By mtnbud

Maxle?

Does it happen to have a Maxle quick release? The rear Maxle on my new bike has loosened a couple of times during a ride. I caught it fairly quickly both times as the shifting gets slightly off. I...
06-08-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By mtnbud

Trek Boost thru axle keeps loosening

I just bought a Stash 7 and I keep discovering the rear thru axle has loosened up while I ride. It feels very tight when I cinch it down. Should I cinch it even tighter? Is there an issue with my...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtnbud

Good to hear:). My wife also teaches...

Good to hear:).

My wife also teaches Kindergarten. It's getting pretty close to summer break!
I hope you're able to get out and enjoy a trip soon. If the campgrounds don't open up soon, you...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtnbud

That sure looks like an elementary classroom...

That sure looks like an elementary classroom behind your bike!

I did most of my trips in my younger days with a ground cloth and a tarp. I only put up the tarp if there was a chance of rain. ...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtnbud

Very cool! I'm going to have to try that!

Very cool! I'm going to have to try that!
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtnbud

Very cool! Does it put much stress on the wheels...

Very cool! Does it put much stress on the wheels when you lay in the hammock?
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtnbud

🤔Kind of, sort of. 😋 As a tent, there are...

🤔Kind of, sort of. 😋

As a tent, there are much better choices out there. It's good to know a hammock can be set up on the ground when there are no trees around! 👍
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mtnbud

Setting up my hammock on the ground

I wanted to see what it'd take to set up my hammock on the ground. I'd need a couple extra stakes and guylines, a ground cloth, and a sleeping pad rather than an underquilt.


Front of bike is...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,373
Posted By mtnbud

That's a great price for that tent! Especially...

That's a great price for that tent! Especially considering it comes with the ground cloth...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,373
Posted By mtnbud

You found Shug! Lots of good info on his...

You found Shug! Lots of good info on his channel!
Good to see you're doing your research 😁.

Seems to me it'd be prudent to start with a tent and then consider trying a budget hammock later if...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,373
Posted By mtnbud

I find hammocks more comfortable, but there is no...

I find hammocks more comfortable, but there is no real weight savings by using a hammock. You don't need flat smooth ground to set up a hammock, but you do need something to hang the hammock from. ...
Forum: Foo
05-14-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By mtnbud

4 wheel drive fatbike

:eek:. https://youtu.be/puP3CN8lrI4

It comes with electric assist also:
https://youtu.be/S2vsXt9trD0


https://www.trikexplor.com/
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,178
Posted By mtnbud

I'm guessing the pump cup wasn't flexible enough...

I'm guessing the pump cup wasn't flexible enough in the cold temps. (I have to pressurize the stove before lighting by pumping a little air pressure into it.) I'm wondering if buying a new pump cup...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,178
Posted By mtnbud

FYI Mark, I was snow camping last March and...

FYI Mark,

I was snow camping last March and brought my woodgas stove to melt water to ration my white gas fueled stove for cooking. The cold temps were adversely effecting my white gas stove...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By mtnbud

Awesome! What's the temperature?

Awesome! What's the temperature?
04-23-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks! I Googled it also and didn't see any...

Thanks! I Googled it also and didn't see any information about closures. Thanks to you starting this thread, I learned from another poster the Mac Forest out of Corvallis is closed. I might've...
04-23-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By mtnbud

Is the McKenzie River Trail open?

I know all trailhead parking lots are closed, but many FS trails in Oregon are open as long as crowding doesn't occur. Does anyone know if the McKenzie River trail is closed? It appears open, but...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks guys, I've lived in the same area for over...

Thanks guys, I've lived in the same area for over 40 years, so I typically use my personal knowledge for local rides, but rely on paper maps and Google for multi-day trips and rides away from home.
...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By mtnbud

Bikemap app?

Has anyone tried the Bikemap app? My latest Trek newsletter mentions it. It's supposed to use bike friendly roads and bike paths when possible along with indicating bike shops and services along...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By mtnbud

DYI hammock chair

All this time at home has given me time to mess with some different projects. This was easy to sew. I used a 3' x 6' piece of ripstop nylon for the project. There's premade versions out there for...
04-07-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By mtnbud

That price for that bike seems high to me. I've...

That price for that bike seems high to me. I've been watching CL fairly often and think you could get a lot more bike than that for $350. If your budget allows it, spend more and get something with...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,703
Posted By mtnbud

There's a Chinese knockoff on Amazon right now...

There's a Chinese knockoff on Amazon right now for $35. It weighs under 3lbs and has decent reviews. If you have the money to spend, it might be a cheap way to try it out. $35 isn't much, you...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,703
Posted By mtnbud

You'll still need insulation under you if the...

You'll still need insulation under you if the night temps drop. Your body compresses the loft in your sleeping bag underneath you reducing your warmth. Have you ever tried to sleep in a hammock...
03-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By mtnbud

Update

Here's a summary of what KGW8 reports is current expectations to comply with the directive:

You may exercise outdoors, but stay at least 6 feet apart. Don't gather in groups, get together with...
03-22-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By mtnbud

Shelter in place?

It's hard to know exactly what restrictions the state of Oregon will impose on Monday 3/23. I'm hoping individual bike rides from home using proper distancing will be allowed. Apparently in...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By mtnbud

Have you explained to your doc what you're doing?...

Have you explained to your doc what you're doing? It'd seem logical to up your sodium intake when touring, but decrease otherwise.

My caloric intake is higher when touring than not. I also...
Forum: Touring
02-27-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,178
Posted By mtnbud

Sound thinking. I bought a small woodburning...

Sound thinking. I bought a small woodburning backpacking stove on a whim, but I have yet to use it as my main cooking source. I also have a buddy who owns a Biolite stove.
Liquid fuel stoves are...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By mtnbud

I've always asked the business before parking. ...

I've always asked the business before parking. They've always said yes, but typically jot down my vehicle info.

I once asked a local before parking at a school and the local said that'd be fine,...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By mtnbud

The trailer is finished. It was a fun project...

The trailer is finished. It was a fun project though I have no real need for it. Next step will be to try it out on a trip to see how it holds up. The hitch is on the seat post of my Specialized...
Forum: Touring
01-29-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By mtnbud

It pulls pretty well. It's really not noticable...

It pulls pretty well. It's really not noticable behind the bike. I had to adjust the angle a tad which puts a little more weight towards the bike. I loaded it up with 45lbs and found the hitch arm...
Forum: Touring
01-29-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By mtnbud

I'm still tinkering. I have under $20 invested...

I'm still tinkering. I have under $20 invested in the project so far.
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01-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By mtnbud

My other MTB is around 30 yrs old. I have to say...

My other MTB is around 30 yrs old. I have to say my new bike isn't anything like my old bike. I'm very impressed with the suspension forks, disk brakes, geometry, and shifting. I'm still getting...
01-25-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By mtnbud

I just Googled Selkirk Loop - That looks like a...

I just Googled Selkirk Loop - That looks like a great ride!
I haven't ridden that loop, but I've ridden in the vicinity. I remember riding through Sandpoint. I may have ridden on more of those roads...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By mtnbud

Yep. I'm shying away from mounting to the seat...

Yep. I'm shying away from mounting to the seat rails. I was able to fit the dollar seat post clamp behind my seat. I am attaching pictures for reference even though I don't plan on following...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By mtnbud

Instead of putting a dropbar on the Apex consider...

Instead of putting a dropbar on the Apex consider putting a butterfly bar on it.

I upgraded an old DB and it's bombproof, but heavy. It had a 5speed freewheel. I spread the rear triangle to 135mm...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By mtnbud

Nice trailer! You could haul quite a bit with...

Nice trailer! You could haul quite a bit with that!
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By mtnbud

They're all vertical- nonreplacable dropouts....

They're all vertical- nonreplacable dropouts. Spacing ranging from 130 to 135 except for my new mountain bike which has the Trek Boost system. The Bob skewer would work with my Specialized and the...
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