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03-26-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,510
Posted By MarcusT

The name changes whether going uphill :mad: or...

The name changes whether going uphill :mad:
or downhill:love:
03-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,718
Posted By MarcusT

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen...

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen to music as I ride by you?
Or what?
03-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,718
Posted By MarcusT

What's with this "I don't want to force other...

What's with this "I don't want to force other people to listen to my music"?
You're riding, if you pass a person, they might hear the music for a second or 2. If you're riding in a group, I don't...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,335
Posted By MarcusT

I toured on 32s and did not see the disadvantage....

I toured on 32s and did not see the disadvantage. I suppose on gravel, it could cause some problems, but not make it impossible. The biggest advantage of larger tires is the higher weight capacity....
03-11-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By MarcusT

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not...

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not see why they would not work. Attach to the last part of the bar at the shifters....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By MarcusT

Don't let it be just a snow bike. I have great...

Don't let it be just a snow bike. I have great fun bush whacking, swamps and places where you would not normally go with a bike.
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,464
Posted By MarcusT

I take a tablet; Reading. Photo...

I take a tablet;
Reading.
Photo editing/posting
02-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By MarcusT

I don't believe chafing has as much to do with...

I don't believe chafing has as much to do with the saddle, but rather clothing.
The B17 is one of the smoothest saddles (slippery), I have found, but then you should ensure the angle, height and...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,633
Posted By MarcusT

WHAT??? I am 57 and have no plans to stop...

WHAT??? I am 57 and have no plans to stop touring. .
In fact I've done more touring in the last 5 yrs than in the previous 20. I knew a guy in his late 70s and he rode across continents on his...
01-26-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By MarcusT

Google shows no results for a Priority Unity or...

Google shows no results for a Priority Unity or Unity Priority. Be careful with this one
01-16-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,789
Posted By MarcusT

Got it. Thanks

Got it. Thanks
12-27-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, traffic, traffic and more traffic. There is...

Yes, traffic, traffic and more traffic. There is a supposed bike lane but it is covered in debris, tires, etc. I have never done it, but have watched a few videos.
I did a long bridge with a nice...
12-22-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By MarcusT

There are 2 values on any product. What the...

There are 2 values on any product. What the seller thinks it's worth and what the buyer thinks it's worth.
If both of you are happy with the price, then you made out alright. I have over payed on...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-13-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, I've done it, many times. The biggest...

Yes, I've done it, many times. The biggest challenge at that speed is the bouncing. When your cadence and speed hit a certain point, the wheels starting bouncing. Very annoying. :speedy:
12-13-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By MarcusT

I am confused. You bought a very economical bike...

I am confused. You bought a very economical bike and you want to start spending money on it for upgrades?
I suggest you ride it for a while, then see what the bike needs to make your ride more...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By MarcusT

I have the Chesters and some chinese knock offs...

I have the Chesters and some chinese knock offs of the Chesters.(Scudgood) You can see the difference in quality, but I cannot complain about either one, they both survived some pretty harsh...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By MarcusT

Nice choice. Remember that these bikes can go...

Nice choice. Remember that these bikes can go anywhere, the only thing holding you back is your legs. So, when you take the bike out for the first time and you see some sketchy path or trail, or even...
11-12-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,300
Posted By MarcusT

I just wave, like they're old friends.

I just wave, like they're old friends.
11-12-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By MarcusT

Decades ago, the sign of a quality free wheel was...

Decades ago, the sign of a quality free wheel was by how quite it was, now, it seems the noisier hubs are sought after. In fact I found a video on YT, how to make your hub noisier.
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By MarcusT

If they create a "gravel" version of the Galaxy,...

If they create a "gravel" version of the Galaxy, I'm sure sales would soar.
11-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,102
Posted By MarcusT

I never buy from a vendor that does not list a...

I never buy from a vendor that does not list a physical address on their website. That's the first sign that they don't care much for customer service.
Their BBB complaints are few, so maybe a new...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By MarcusT

The 26" max seems to be 58cm, if you want 62, you...

The 26" max seems to be 58cm, if you want 62, you need to go with 700cc (in Europe). However, it still looks like a major shortage from the pandemic.
11-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By MarcusT

I literally do not know how many times sealant...

I literally do not know how many times sealant has saved my tire.
Before going tubless, I was getting puncture flats on almost every outing (MTB).
After going tubeless; not a one, but I still carry...
11-02-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,671
Posted By MarcusT

I have no intention of buying from...

I have no intention of buying from Ali---anything.
If they or their vendors rip you off, your only recourse is a bad review.
Ebay has a better satisfaction record.
10-31-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,729
Posted By MarcusT

I've found the best wheel selection and price to...

I've found the best wheel selection and price to be with Rose Bikes
10-27-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By MarcusT

There are some specialized tools you cannot go...

There are some specialized tools you cannot go without. Unfortunately, the 90s introduced several different bottom bracket tools, but they are not too expensive.
I started with one of those cased...
10-27-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,127
Posted By MarcusT

No one is forcing you to read or comment on these...

No one is forcing you to read or comment on these threads. The title was quite clear.
Nothing wrong with a fellow cyclist looking for 2nd and 3rd opinions. Sometimes the answer is a given, but...
10-22-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,805
Posted By MarcusT

I need to pipe in on this one. The...

I need to pipe in on this one.
The "fitness/hybrid" came out decades before the term gravel bike was even coined.
It's the gravel bike that is a fitness/hybrid bike with drop bars. :thumb:
10-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,631
Posted By MarcusT

Who has the time or the inclination to give flak...

Who has the time or the inclination to give flak for the type of bag you have on your rack?
If anything, I would give you some flak on the dry rot in your fencing ;)
09-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,755
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: 565
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: 1,141
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: 5,569
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: 5,569
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: 1,296
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: 9
Views: 1,758
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: 1,051
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: 2
Views: 892
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: 3,436
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: 3,436
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: 1,846
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 6,187
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: 2,851
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: 4,920
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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