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Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,897
Posted By MarcusT

I had one of these and the BB cup (if not the...

I had one of these and the BB cup (if not the bushing) was also plastic. Could not get it off in any manner. Threw the frame away
09-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,976
Posted By MarcusT

I like working on bikes. It's that simple. So...

I like working on bikes. It's that simple. So building my own is just the natural order of things. Yes, I did hand pick each component.
Building your own is not some anal compulsive itch to scratch,...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By MarcusT

When I built my LHT, I had a 26 X 34. I live in...

When I built my LHT, I had a 26 X 34. I live in very hilly territory and when started spring training, was having a hard time (unloaded) with that, so switched to 22 X 34. Thankfully. Recently, did...
09-06-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By MarcusT

I watched this video last year. Even though Moto...

I watched this video last year. Even though Moto chains and bike chains are very different, it is interesting. If you watch their review on chain cleaners you will see how WD-40 disintegrates plastic...
09-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By MarcusT

You can also look at prostate friendly saddles...

You can also look at prostate friendly saddles like this one:...
09-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By MarcusT

I have tried GoreTex and many of the other brands...

I have tried GoreTex and many of the other brands and not one ever breathed enough where I was not soaked after a MTB ride.
Forum: Touring
09-01-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,158
Posted By MarcusT

You mean I've been doing it wrong all these...

You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?
I ride roads with sparse traffic, many times gravel or cow paths, with 42mm tires, and panniers only hold 60L
I'm going to have to rethink my...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,158
Posted By MarcusT

Catch phrases, marketing and perception. ...

Catch phrases, marketing and perception.
Younger folks and hip oldsters do not want to buy a touring bike, but they will buy a bikepacking bike
08-27-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By MarcusT

I find myself more willing to stop for pics when...

I find myself more willing to stop for pics when I am on the uphill, rather than down :thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
08-23-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By MarcusT

That's how I felt. The first time I rode my fat...

That's how I felt. The first time I rode my fat bike, I had a big grin on my face. :D
08-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By MarcusT

I hear strange noises at night. Maybe I should...

I hear strange noises at night. Maybe I should not leave food out after midnight....
08-19-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By MarcusT

Clean, then grease

Clean, then grease
08-17-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By MarcusT

Gas lighting me?

I 've had some strange things happen recently with my bikes. A few weeks ago I took my fat bike for a ride and when going into the lowest gear the chain would go into the spokes. It happened a couple...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-13-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By MarcusT

You should see what clearance you have with the...

You should see what clearance you have with the present tires, especially at the chain stays.
08-11-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 934
Posted By MarcusT

I've seen air tight tubless and gradual loss....

I've seen air tight tubless and gradual loss. Like you, I lose about 3-5 PSI per day, but going pretty much flat in 48 hrs is not how tubeless works. If a proper tape job was done, the valve and tire...
08-10-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 788
Posted By MarcusT

Every bike I ever bought was R-R. Either way;...

Every bike I ever bought was R-R. Either way; dumb accident
I was riding through this small town on a tight road. I grabbed my water bottle with my right as per habit, just then a cat darted out in...
08-08-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By MarcusT

I cannot afford those kind of prices, but would...

I cannot afford those kind of prices, but would be interesting to see how good it really is.
Maybe I'll send them a CV and they'll offer me a free sample
08-06-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By MarcusT

AbsoluteBLACK chain lube

https://absoluteblack.cc/graphenlube-worlds-best-chain-lubricant-coating/
I saw this on an ad on FB. They're claiming 1800km with 1 application.
Anyone try it yet?
08-06-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,244
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sK0bsQ7A7Q&t=5s ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sK0bsQ7A7Q&t=5s
One of the very few videos from them I liked
Forum: Fatbikes
08-04-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By MarcusT

My ride is gone

The main reason I got a fat bike was for a river that offered numerous paths, challenges and fun, when dry. There was water, sand, gravel and brush. The fat bike was the perfect vehicle for the...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,806
Posted By MarcusT

I've tried to read every comment, so correct me...

I've tried to read every comment, so correct me if I'm wrong, but why is everyone talking about Google Maps? In Europe it is not much help at all. It does not show most bicycle routes or bike...
07-27-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By MarcusT

Looks like the cable hanger. If you cannot loose...

Looks like the cable hanger. If you cannot loose the hanger, then get a 26.7/26.8 seat post. Adapter sleeves may work.
Also make sure that everything is squeaky clean, use alcohol to make sure there...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,806
Posted By MarcusT

I only use my phone for navigation about 20% of...

I only use my phone for navigation about 20% of my ride. When I am in cities or a number of turns coming up on my route. For example, if I know to stay on a certain road for 20 km, then no need to...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By MarcusT

I would look at the type of touring you intend....

I would look at the type of touring you intend. If you're doing weekend trips, the Miyata would be fine. Longer stints where you might use a front rack, the Trek would be a better choice.
But in the...
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By MarcusT

The bike looks like it was abandoned, I believe...

The bike looks like it was abandoned, I believe they're using squatter's rights :p
07-19-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,602
Posted By MarcusT

Some riders don't like things hanging off their...

Some riders don't like things hanging off their bikes, like saddle bags with spare parts or even a pump. I have no problem with this. I have a full size saddle bag with the a tube, patch kit and the...
06-29-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By MarcusT

Be sure to wear your PPE while doing it. ...

Be sure to wear your PPE while doing it.
:roflmao:
06-29-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,050
Posted By MarcusT

Both great frames. I prefer the Tommasini because...

Both great frames. I prefer the Tommasini because I am an older guy and this one looks just like the bike I dreamt about in my youth. The Battaglin looks like many other modern frames, plus don't...
06-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By MarcusT

It's not the skewer it's the thru axle, not the...

It's not the skewer it's the thru axle, not the removable part but the part of the center hub.
The center lock for the rotor is 40N. Don't think plastic can handle that.
06-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By MarcusT

Be careful of your Hollowtech tool

When I installed my first Hollowtech BB, I needed to buy the tool. Mind you, I despise buying such specialized tools, but it seems most new tech requires them now. I shopped around trying to find a...
06-25-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By MarcusT

It takes a lot to glaze pads. I have done 1,000...

It takes a lot to glaze pads. I have done 1,000 meter descents to the point where the rotors were glowing and discoloured. The pads just needed a scrub with an abrasive pad and they were good to go....
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By MarcusT

Could be something as simple as getting a smaller...

Could be something as simple as getting a smaller chain ring on your crank, but some more information on the bike, crank set and rear cassette would help
06-24-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By MarcusT

Could be a number of things. The pads were not...

Could be a number of things. The pads were not seated correctly. Lubricant got on the disc. Air in the hydraulic hose...
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe you should look again there are a few short...

Maybe you should look again there are a few short climbs, but rather easy. I have seen riders of all types and ages ride the whole path.
It is also the most well laid out for accommodations. There...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By MarcusT

I had to remove my bar ends because I do bush...

I had to remove my bar ends because I do bush whacking with my fattie and the bars kept on getting hung up on branches
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,118
Posted By MarcusT

Just throwing this in there. I prefer presta...

Just throwing this in there.
I prefer presta valves over schraeder
06-18-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By MarcusT

Parts shortage

I was wondering if there is a parts shortage everywhere.
I was shopping for a new pair of brake rotors and had to go to 5 online stores to find them. They had the model listed but none in stock
Is...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By MarcusT

For my fat bike, I have rigid. I mostly do river...

For my fat bike, I have rigid. I mostly do river beds with sand and water, not sure how long suspension forks would last in that environment. As far as trails go, my concern would be the "spongyness"...
06-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By MarcusT

Never had this problem, but I would take the arm...

Never had this problem, but I would take the arm off and fiddle with it, a closer look might reveal the issue.
06-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

Could just be sheer envy, but it seems that...

Could just be sheer envy, but it seems that humanity turns farther away from being happy for someone and nearer to "if I cannot do it, then no one should".
06-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

There are some hot springs areas. That might be...

There are some hot springs areas. That might be an idea to consider.
Thanks
06-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

Yea, it's great here. I have to sacrifice a good...

Yea, it's great here. I have to sacrifice a good salary to live here, but that once a year trip makes me feel like a king. Most likely be the Val Pusteria region....
06-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

It's good for the bike's complexion :lol:

It's good for the bike's complexion :lol:
06-15-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

You must be quite young. The world is always...

You must be quite young. The world is always burning.
Being pampered? Why not? We followed the rules and that's why we are in a good spot now. The countries that did not follow the rules are...
06-15-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

My apologies. I did not realize that people were...

My apologies. I did not realize that people were dying on this planet. I guess if I do nothing for the rest of my life, I will contribute to people not dying.
I guess you have not ridden your bike...
06-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By MarcusT

Luxury hotel in this day and age

My once a year MTB trip is approaching and I am soliciting opinions.
I go to the mountains and stay in a nice hotel. The kind with pools, saunas, whirlpools, the works. It's the one week where I...
06-10-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,408
Posted By MarcusT

I not only want a spare bike, I want to be like...

I not only want a spare bike, I want to be like the pros and have my team follow me in a car with the spare bikes ready to go.
06-09-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By MarcusT

I am such a scoundrel. I fall in love with a...

I am such a scoundrel. I fall in love with a lube, but then after a while, I start to look around for something better.
06-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,326
Posted By MarcusT

The only downside is the cost of switching a bike...

The only downside is the cost of switching a bike fitted with drops to flat
06-02-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,409
Posted By MarcusT

Perhaps it was before my time, but I have always...

Perhaps it was before my time, but I have always seen "colourful" discussions for the inane subjects. If there is one thing the internet has shown us, is that if anybody is perceived as incorrect in...
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