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09-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
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,...
09-06-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
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: 3,905
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: 3,905
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: 882
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: 468
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: 836
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....
Forum: Fatbikes
08-13-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
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.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,785
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...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,785
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...
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
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
06-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,104
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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...
06-10-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,380
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
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: 4,403
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...
05-24-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,031
Posted By MarcusT

Same happened to me and after hours of trying to...

Same happened to me and after hours of trying to figure out what it was, it turned out to be my shoelace tip that was hitting the pedal/crank arm on each turn. :foo:
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,731
Posted By MarcusT

Surprising, that being from the GTA you've never...

Surprising, that being from the GTA you've never been to Milton. I have not been in 30 yrs, but I remember a cozy little farming town. We used to go rock climbing at Rattle Snake Point
For credit...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,731
Posted By MarcusT

I was about to suggest a similar thing. 1- Do a...

I was about to suggest a similar thing.
1- Do a weekend credit card bike tour and see how she likes it
2- Do a car camping weekend and see the response.
If positive on both trips...the world is...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By MarcusT

No experience, but Tubus is a good brand, it...

No experience, but Tubus is a good brand, it should satisfy your needs. Be aware of the weight capacity and also be careful with having all cargo weight at the front of the bike, it may affect...
05-21-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By MarcusT

In the words of Indiana Jones: "I hate...

In the words of Indiana Jones:
"I hate snakes"
05-20-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By MarcusT

My e-bike gets me on trails that I would never...

My e-bike gets me on trails that I would never consider on a normal bike. There are days when I don't feel like riding my regular bike, but I'll take the e-bike, hit some tough trails and I'm back...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,731
Posted By MarcusT

The trickiest part of introducing a partner to a...

The trickiest part of introducing a partner to a new sport is understanding the facial expressions.
:):(:cry::notamused::eek::mad:
When you see the look where she wants to cause you bodily harm,...
05-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,053
Posted By MarcusT

Doesn't that only work if you have disc brakes? ...

Doesn't that only work if you have disc brakes?

Online there are many, many 26" tires available. For off road, hybrid and road. Your LBS will not have many, if any because they only have so much...
05-15-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,453
Posted By MarcusT

It's not everybody, but about 10% find any reason...

It's not everybody, but about 10% find any reason to be offended. I would like to say it's the younger snowflakes, but it turns out they are mostly the 50+ crowd.
However, your comments were a...
05-09-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

I sent an email to the vendor. I'm just trying...

I sent an email to the vendor.
I'm just trying to guess where that box was for almost 2 1/2 yrs
Maybe it was like the scene from 'The Postman'. The delivery truck went off the road and was never...
05-08-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

Very strange delivery

Back in January, 2018, I begin building my bike up from frame. I ordered a set of wheels online along with most other components. Everything arrived in a timely manner except for the wheels. Using...
05-06-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By MarcusT

I do not know of third party chargers, but Bosch...

I do not know of third party chargers, but Bosch offers a 4 A and a 6 A charger that claims a full charge in 2 hrs. The price is not terribly expensive, but still a hit to the wallet
05-05-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure what the alcohol does. Barely...

Not sure what the alcohol does. Barely remembering my high school chemistry days: Like dissolves like
Meaning if you have a petroleum based lube on your chain, then you need a petroleum based...
05-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,265
Posted By MarcusT

Also remember that drop bars are positioned out...

Also remember that drop bars are positioned out further than flat bars. Perhaps that extra length and having your nose over the stem is making it uncomfortable
I road raced for pretty much most of...
05-04-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By MarcusT

Congratulations, but that is quite the...

Congratulations, but that is quite the performance bike to keep your heart rate below 89. Not sure if you've tried a pedal assist, but it is very easy to get the heart pumping, especially when you're...
05-04-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By MarcusT

The early Gitane I had, came with butterfly nuts...

The early Gitane I had, came with butterfly nuts for the wheels, but if I remember correctly there were Simplex quick release.
05-04-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,265
Posted By MarcusT

You're doing nothing wrong. You have a preference.

You're doing nothing wrong. You have a preference.
05-01-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By MarcusT

T9 Boeshield. It's a great dry lubricant and is...

T9 Boeshield. It's a great dry lubricant and is found in most hardware stores, so no need to find a specialized LBS
Forum: Fatbikes
04-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By MarcusT

This was recently discussed on another thread....

This was recently discussed on another thread. Check it out to see if it helps
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1197534-saddle-sore.html

Just to add what was not considered...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By MarcusT

I was in the same position while building up my...

I was in the same position while building up my tourer, then I tried to remember how many times I actually rode after dark and it was almost never, a battery light would work fine, then I looked at...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-29-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By MarcusT

They look like your standard Fat bike tires, if...

They look like your standard Fat bike tires, if they are not studded. Don't see the need to change them. Remember that fat bikes are not just for snow and sand. They are very fun to ride on single...
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By MarcusT

Makes me wonder how wise it is to start a...

Makes me wonder how wise it is to start a business venture for which you have no passion.
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MarcusT

I may be outdated with this, but when I was...

I may be outdated with this, but when I was racing, our coach always insisted on a high cadence (80-90 rpm) because it puts less strain on the muscles and leg joints with quicker recovery. Imagine...
03-15-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By MarcusT

Once a year, I ride my road bike just to remind...

Once a year, I ride my road bike just to remind myself how uncomfortable it is and go back to my tourer. :speedy:
03-13-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,554
Posted By MarcusT

So, I understand that these tricked bikes need to...

So, I understand that these tricked bikes need to hurt or kill someone first before they can be punished. Is that what you're saying?
03-12-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,554
Posted By MarcusT

Because there have already been a number of...

Because there have already been a number of deaths attributed to ebikes going far in excess of the speed limit. It's not so much riding on the road, but these adrenaline freaks ride on bike paths,...
03-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,554
Posted By MarcusT

The problem is, many times, they take someone...

The problem is, many times, they take someone innocent with them :(
03-03-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By MarcusT

Agree with the B17. Mine felt great out of the...

Agree with the B17. Mine felt great out of the box. For less than 4 hr rides I don't even need to use padded shorts. I was a little bothered by having to tilt the saddle up a little to avoid sliding...
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