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04-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By Happy Feet

I've ridden modern mtbs and older mtbs and have...

I've ridden modern mtbs and older mtbs and have fairly balanced view of their value both ways. Not a gap but rather a well rounded perspective. I see where some excel over others and where others do...
04-13-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By Happy Feet

You've put a thousand miles into mountain biking...

You've put a thousand miles into mountain biking so far this year? Do tell. I distinctly remember you saying you didn't mountain bike in the winter.

Fwiw, I have been mtbing throughout the winter...
04-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By Happy Feet

Meh... Why you spend so much time commenting on...

Meh...
Why you spend so much time commenting on bikes you obviously don't ride or like is a mystery. I guess the negativity feels like positivity somehow.
Hope you can get out and ride soon so it...
04-13-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll take that with a grain of salt coming from a...

I'll take that with a grain of salt coming from a guy who in another thread admits he knows nothing about older mtbs.
04-12-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, to be fair, older mtbs did not suck at...

Well, to be fair, older mtbs did not suck at mountain biking; they were a great improvement over the other choices available.

Back in the day you had your choice between a 10 speed, a cruiser or a...
04-12-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By Happy Feet

I will suggest a Bluto RL. Hopefully it will fit...

I will suggest a Bluto RL. Hopefully it will fit your Trek something or other.
04-12-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By Happy Feet

Ya gotta tell us the bike so we have some idea...

Ya gotta tell us the bike so we have some idea what we're talking about.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,743
Posted By Happy Feet

Yay zombie thread! Again. For the truly...

Yay zombie thread! Again.

For the truly amphibious I got to thinking about a cf solo canoe trike.

Sealed bearing rear wheel in a well molded into the canoe body with slots for a belt drive....
04-09-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Happy Feet

Well... if you like the bike but feel it's a bit...

Well... if you like the bike but feel it's a bit too large you can easily try a shorter stem and/or slightly swept back bars. I run shorter stems all the time because I don't like being that far over...
04-09-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

Only sort of. Like road bikes and racing...

Only sort of.

Like road bikes and racing design, mountain bike changes are being driven by the extreme edge of the spectrum in terms of frame design, gearing, suspension and braking. That is a...
04-09-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

I am not familiar with the Yeti but some bikes...

I am not familiar with the Yeti but some bikes from that era, while looking similar to others, had far lighter frames and component materials.
The whole reason I bought my Marin at the time was...
04-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Happy Feet

One thing I have learned from diving clubs is...

One thing I have learned from diving clubs is don't assume any role for participants safety. No "bike" safety checks or rules about helmets etc...

Once you assume a role for safety you assume the...
04-06-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Happy Feet

Another day, another ride. ...

Another day, another ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUq8Ameb7I
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Happy Feet

To answer the second question first. 26" and 650b...

To answer the second question first. 26" and 650b are not interchangeable tires, the rim size is different. 650b is a larger rim diameter. Sometimes people swap rims but this will usually only work...
04-05-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Happy Feet

:) I was curious, and am a fellow cheesehead...

:)

I was curious, and am a fellow cheesehead myself, but still.. $799 usd is currently $1005 cad. So, $50 less than msrp for a used bike with no warranty.
04-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Happy Feet

What am I missing? The link you provided lists...

What am I missing? The link you provided lists the msrp at $799. So... $150 over that.
04-04-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

Any sense upgrading an old bike? Depends what...

Any sense upgrading an old bike?
Depends what you do with it.

http://i.imgur.com/hjTpxuLl.jpg (https://imgur.com/hjTpxuL)

Yesterdays ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9vrbDBphEQ&t=2s
04-01-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

I think it's just a disconnect that occurs when...

I think it's just a disconnect that occurs when you have a wide forum with enthusiasts who come from different angles.

If one could take muscle car fans as a "loose" analogy:

You have some who...
04-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

I had the opposite brake issue. For years I've...

I had the opposite brake issue. For years I've had a disc compatible wheelset but no frames with caliper mounts. When I got the Bomber fork, which has disc mounts, I was like "finally, I can put a...
04-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

If you like the bike, and it fits, just do what...

If you like the bike, and it fits, just do what is needed for now and wait until some deals come along.

Its a bit of a rabbithole if you want all new all at once.

The saddle is easy as it is...
04-01-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

Kinda what I hope the Op clarifies. mountain...

Kinda what I hope the Op clarifies.

mountain biking and mountain bikes mean different things to different people. Some ride very technical trails and need a certain degree of bike for that while...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm confused. Did you cram down 5000 - 6000...

I'm confused. Did you cram down 5000 - 6000 calories or 1000?
03-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

I've been riding this 92 Marin Pine Mountain...

I've been riding this 92 Marin Pine Mountain lately. Originally rigid, I picked it up at a thrift shop for $50. At the time, all I knew as it was very light and had good components. all it needed...
03-31-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

I know what a winter bike is but what do you mean...

I know what a winter bike is but what do you mean by loner? Do you plan to mountain bike with this bike, and if so, what type of trails do you see yourself riding?
03-31-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

So now saying one needs to know what type of...

So now saying one needs to know what type of riding a person wants to do before suggesting which bike might be suitable is a silly parameter?

​​just.. wow.

I suppose that's very easy when the...
03-31-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By Happy Feet

I agree with most of the above - unless it is...

I agree with most of the above - unless it is special to you for some reason.

Fixing up an older bike is one thing, the key being older parts are usually cheaper so it remains a budget build. Not...
03-31-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

I know it was his bike. That's why I posted it...

I know it was his bike. That's why I posted it for clarification.

As to the rest - condescension duly noted. You consider the Op's bike a pig.

Fwiw, On the forum I still try to work with...
03-31-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

He has the bike, he has done the upgrades except...

He has the bike, he has done the upgrades except for a broken fork. He wants to replace the fork. You're advice is buy a new bike. What does he do with the money invested in his current bike? Try to...
03-31-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

No it's not that difficult. He didn't...

No it's not that difficult.

He didn't describe the type of riding he does, so how can you tell if his bike is or isn't good enough? Crystal ball?
He also has invested in those upgrades on the...
03-30-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know how any one can give any advice ...

I don't know how any one can give any advice good or bad, until the OP tells what sort of riding they plan to do.

That bike could be all that is needed for a lot of the easy trail riding many...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Just to clarify, You say you did 700km's in...

Just to clarify,

You say you did 700km's in 5 days eating 200gm's of sausage, 100gm's of cheese, 200gm's of fruit bread and some peanut butter each day? That's roughly 1400 calories / day...
03-27-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,301
Posted By Happy Feet

I get the Riv thing... and I don't. I like...

I get the Riv thing... and I don't.

I like the aesthetic and emulate many of the same ideas in the old rigid mtb rebuilds I do. But part of that allure is knowing what can be done with an old...
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Speaking of derailling... Here's the answer...

Speaking of derailling...

Here's the answer to the puzzle from post 121.

That's a lot of stockpiling and a reason why pre-planning for some trips is so important.
In Robert Falcon Scott's...
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

I like it when a plan comes together... ...

I like it when a plan comes together...
...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Not so, not so... What about a master thread that...

Not so, not so... What about a master thread that asks what the best food based lube would be, so that one could eat it if need be.

Canola comes to mind as a common go to, olive oil may be a bit...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

I think people geek out over different things....

I think people geek out over different things. For example, I've never used a gear calculator in my life, 50 years of riding; I just get on the bike and pedal, similar to your point of just eating....
03-25-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Happy Feet

Similar style bike (actually an early 90's era...

Similar style bike (actually an early 90's era rigid with a Bomber fork added).
Is it the best mtb you could have? No.
Can you still have fun? Yes.
Video from today's ride.
...
03-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Happy Feet

Sigh... either the OP is a homeless person with...

Sigh... either the OP is a homeless person with personal problems who shouldn't be the object of ridicule on the forum or a troll mocking homeless people with personal problems.

In any case...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

You are right about working backwards. Part of my...

You are right about working backwards. Part of my food experiments design is to eat a certain food and see how my body reacts while performing daily physical tasks. The bean challenge was interesting...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting. I would on the other hand, almost...

Interesting. I would on the other hand, almost always measure by volume. 1 cup of this, 2 tbsps of that. Last night I Made a batch of rye hardtack: 2 cups whole wheat flour, 3 cups rye flour, 2 tbsps...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Not what I'm talking about. Taking oatmeal...

Not what I'm talking about.

Taking oatmeal for example. You can look at the calories for 1/2 cup or 2 1/2 cups. Very different numbers. Which value do you use? 1/2 cup raw makes nearly 2 1/2 cups...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes. We are all bots ;) Just eating only...

Yes. We are all bots ;)

Just eating only works if you have food sources readily available and no expectations or demands on physical output. Once you have to preplan or desire a specific outcome...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

I think you have to consider serving or meal...

I think you have to consider serving or meal size. Otherwise you look at the calories for 100gms of almonds, for example, which may be one serving, and dry oatmeal or couscous which may be two or...
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting. I never measure by density but...

Interesting. I never measure by density but rather by volume.
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Another no cook food source to consider: Hardtack...

Another no cook food source to consider: Hardtack ? The Ultimate Survival Food - Score Survival (http://scoresurvival.com/hardtack-the-ultimate-survival-food/)
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

You've got refried beans pegged at around...

You've got refried beans pegged at around 350calories/100grams. It's really 145. Couscous at nearly 400 when its about 112.

Where are you getting these facts from?
...
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Is your graph suggesting nearly 400cal for...

Is your graph suggesting nearly 400cal for 100grams of oatmeal? If so, it's really a little less than 100cal.

In designing a menu you also have to define for yourself what constitutes a good meal...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,970
Posted By Happy Feet

Here is a graphic of a puzzle I contemplated...

Here is a graphic of a puzzle I contemplated during one of my food challenges. It has to do with food caching and was similar to the challenge faced by the 1914 Trans Antarctic Expedition led by...
03-23-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Happy Feet

Just added some 800mm wide bars from Spank. They...

Just added some 800mm wide bars from Spank. They are in the last video.
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By Happy Feet

Re. Having someone show you how. I deal with...

Re. Having someone show you how.

I deal with a small shop owned by the mechanic of more than thirty years. When I got into disc brakes I said I wanted him to show me how to replace/adjust pads. I...
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