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10-29-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By Happy Feet

While that may be a valid point for you it really...

While that may be a valid point for you it really only holds up if one considers working on bikes a chore. For others, taking the time to do it right may be an enjoyable part of the hobby.

One...
10-29-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 31,874
Posted By Happy Feet

I get that some people just want to look at...

I get that some people just want to look at general industry trends and make pronouncements about which way things are going but, like statistics, what happens on a macro level does not effect...
10-29-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 31,874
Posted By Happy Feet

This is somewhat true. But I find the knee jerk...

This is somewhat true. But I find the knee jerk reaction to declare bikes "dead" to be more internet mumbo jumbo phrasing than anything else. Especially when the poster I'm having the back and forth...
10-29-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 31,874
Posted By Happy Feet

Whatever. Dude wants to buy a new bike. Has...

Whatever.

Dude wants to buy a new bike. Has a 27.5. Wonders if he should buy another. I know from your posting history the only thing that matters is "Is it expensive" "Is it popular" but as far...
10-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By Happy Feet

My personal guideline for altering a bike...

My personal guideline for altering a bike permanently is: Does it have some value as a collectible/representative item. If not - it's your bike and you can do what you want as long as you are willing...
10-29-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 31,874
Posted By Happy Feet

No I am not obtuse. Here, let's look at that post...

No I am not obtuse. Here, let's look at that post 1 again.



In that context, as you yourself agree, the OP could buy a 27.5 and have parts and service for their bike for a long time. Whatever...
10-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 31,874
Posted By Happy Feet

Actually it is the discussion here. An inanimate...

Actually it is the discussion here. An inanimate object can't literally be dead so there is some sort of inference

What does it mean to say a certain wheel size is "dead"? Does it mean there are...
Forum: Touring
10-28-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Happy Feet

A couple of points others have also touched upon....

A couple of points others have also touched upon.

1. What's the downside of trying it. A couple of hundred bucks is pretty cheap for a hobby. Worse case - you learn something along the way.

2....
Forum: Fatbikes
10-28-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Happy Feet

Necessity is the mother ****** of invention :) ...

Necessity is the mother ****** of invention :)

I bought a small welder and am going to teach myself to weld this winter so I can begin fabricating racks and accessories for bikes. I get tired of...
10-28-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 31,874
Posted By Happy Feet

This talk of wheel sizes dying is pretty funny....

This talk of wheel sizes dying is pretty funny. It's like wearing your bike as a clothing fashion.
"what's hot this year, what's out".
26, 27.5, 29... there are parts available for all that won't...
Forum: Touring
10-28-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,263
Posted By Happy Feet

It does seem to be an extended exercise in...

It does seem to be an extended exercise in creative writing.
10-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,812
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm going to check that out. Thanks 😊

I'm going to check that out. Thanks 😊
10-27-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,812
Posted By Happy Feet

Do you mean a lockring from a square taper bottom...

Do you mean a lockring from a square taper bottom bracket ?

I'm using an 11T cog acting as a butt cap so the lockring on the cassette hub has something to butt against. Otherwise the lockring...
10-27-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Happy Feet

I made that bike to be a gravel bike / commuter...

I made that bike to be a gravel bike / commuter and for the most part was ok with 42 / 11-40 but decided to keep the granny as a seldom used but available bailout for long sustained hills. The...
10-27-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Happy Feet

Or get creative with the angle grinder and turn...

Or get creative with the angle grinder and turn that outer chain ring into a bashguard.
I swapped out my middle ring for a Blackspire 42T and kept the small ring as a manual shifted bailout granny...
10-24-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Happy Feet

Molly the trail dog and a Nishiki rigid e stay ...

Molly the trail dog and a Nishiki rigid e stay

http://i.imgur.com/bdUkxL9l.jpg (https://imgur.com/bdUkxL9)

http://i.imgur.com/izSwBFMl.jpg (https://imgur.com/izSwBFM)

Molly and a 90's KHS...
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 208,491
Posted By Happy Feet

Hwy 5a between Kamloops and Merrit ...

Hwy 5a between Kamloops and Merrit

http://i.imgur.com/4vrgPuch.jpg (https://imgur.com/4vrgPuc)
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 208,491
Posted By Happy Feet

Doug, If I had to guess I would say maybe......

Doug, If I had to guess I would say maybe... Yellowhead Hwy north out of Kamloops somewhere near Barrier?
10-23-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

Now we are talking the "Trad" vs "Sport" fashion...

Now we are talking the "Trad" vs "Sport" fashion wars of 1980's rock climbing - painter pants vs lycra. Everything old is new again!
10-21-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Happy Feet

Wound up buying the SRAM brake kit. Before...

Wound up buying the SRAM brake kit.

Before replacing it a friend and I packed up my bikes and went for a ride. He's new to mtb (but a good road cyclist) and buying a new FS 29r so I thought it...
10-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

That's a pretty good comparison. I have a teenage...

That's a pretty good comparison. I have a teenage daughter and can't understand half of what she does. But... I also know that my parents did not get my bell bottom jeans, headband and aviator...
10-21-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,594
Posted By Happy Feet

Don't forget: common sense.

Don't forget: common sense.
10-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

An American complaining about French capitalism....

An American complaining about French capitalism. As a year to remember, 2020 does not fail to deliver :)
10-21-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

Rest assured, someone, somewhere, can't...

Rest assured, someone, somewhere, can't understand your fashion choices either. Does it matter?
10-21-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

Why so serious? Srly it's just a French...

Why so serious?

Srly it's just a French cycling co branching into the gravel market. If you know anything about the French approach to outdoor gear design in general it's a non issue. They are...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By Happy Feet

I took the time time to read a couple of reviews...

I took the time time to read a couple of reviews of this bike and all cite a con as being heavier weight. Part of the problem then is part of that models design.

I couldn't see messing with disc...
10-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorry edited that last bit while you posted. If I...

Sorry edited that last bit while you posted. If I didn't know better I would think you did not like the new look ;)
10-19-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

Well.. everything in its season. I do long...

Well.. everything in its season.
I do long distance riding and layerwd road kit is the best performing, lightest system going. But, racing aside, it is somewhat fragile and not as protective off...
10-19-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Happy Feet

By all means! That's the beauty of these threads....

By all means! That's the beauty of these threads. I spend hours scouring them sometimes when I am on the search for information. All things old Norco are welcome :)



Thanks T-Mar, that's...
10-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

None of this is working out the way the...

None of this is working out the way the detractors had hoped :)

This is what I have been wearing mtbing lately (for more warmth in the fall). A merino wool long sleeve and a gilet as a wind break...
10-19-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks for the info T-Mar, I'm going to check the...

Thanks for the info T-Mar, I'm going to check the seat post diameter today.

I will probably not go crazy OEM but haven't ruled it out completely and am interested in the brochure page if you can...
10-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Happy Feet

T-Mar, any idea if the tubes are double butted? ...

T-Mar, any idea if the tubes are double butted?
I tagged you in the post above but don't think it worked so I quoted you for the notification.
I can't find much of anything about it on the webs.
10-18-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, totally unlike spending $200 dollars for...

Yes, totally unlike spending $200 dollars for race specific clothing to ride ones bike on the road. Rapha club anyone? https://www.rapha.cc/ca/en/

To the the French it is not enough to do...
10-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Happy Feet

IDK? The tag is torn right where it might have...

IDK? The tag is torn right where it might have said so. On top it says Cro-Mo seamless tubing.

I bet T-Mar knows. I can't find a catalog page describing it online.
10-18-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,909
Posted By Happy Feet

That last analogy reminds me of something I ran...

That last analogy reminds me of something I ran across the other day...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47939871893_793e454b8e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3hnHp)
10-17-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Happy Feet

An interesting note is that the bike looks tall...

An interesting note is that the bike looks tall for the 26" wheels. It is a larger frame. If I could find brakes to bridge the difference I could easily stick 650b or probably 700c wheels in the...
10-17-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 999
Posted By Happy Feet

Did some work today on the Norco, basically...

Did some work today on the Norco, basically swapping parts back and forth to get an idea of what I want before tearing it down for the rebuild. ATM I'm leaning more towards period correct (ish)...
10-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,909
Posted By Happy Feet

If I have proved anything to myself in life it is...

If I have proved anything to myself in life it is that salmon cannot ride fixed gear because their legs are too short. What a shortsighted evolutionary design that was.
...
10-17-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By Happy Feet

In my experience, a 36T cog will fit fine. I have...

In my experience, a 36T cog will fit fine. I have tried a 40T on a bike or two. On the first it was working for a while with the stock deore derailer and then wound up with a long cage tourney...
10-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,033
Posted By Happy Feet

The argument about whether we create our own...

The argument about whether we create our own proteins or not reminds me of a similar one about organic manure and fertilizer salts in Horticulture college back when organic was being introduced as a...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 208,491
Posted By Happy Feet

Overlooking Columbia Lake, Kootenays BC. The...

Overlooking Columbia Lake, Kootenays BC. The start of the Columbia River system that terminates in Oregon.

http://i.imgur.com/tQlcLcuh.jpg (https://imgur.com/tQlcLcu)
10-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,033
Posted By Happy Feet

Vegetarians and other fad dieters? Nice to...

Vegetarians and other fad dieters?

Nice to know I've been part of a fad for the last 20 years.
Now I'm curious where all those keto converts went to... Last year it was all you heard about. This...
10-16-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,909
Posted By Happy Feet

What if you made a coaster unicycle, but put a...

What if you made a coaster unicycle, but put a second wheel on the back so it would be easier for people to balance. That would catch on like wildfire!

Pros: more people would ride unicycles. They...
10-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,909
Posted By Happy Feet

And no brakes: Reckless macho clowns. Funny,...

And no brakes: Reckless macho clowns.

Funny, calling other people names only makes me feel better for a little while...
10-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,909
Posted By Happy Feet

Saying people who ride fixed gear are trying to...

Saying people who ride fixed gear are trying to be macho is like saying people who ride unicycles want to be clowns.
10-15-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,604
Posted By Happy Feet

Thank you Graham, for that excellently detailed...

Thank you Graham, for that excellently detailed response :)
10-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,604
Posted By Happy Feet

I think we may be talking at cross purposes here....

I think we may be talking at cross purposes here. My point is that the suggestion that 29" is the same as 28" as 700c and these sizes have been around for a long time, or that it is all just the...
10-14-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,604
Posted By Happy Feet

The problem with thinking modern 29r design was...

The problem with thinking modern 29r design was always around isn't regarding tire diameter, it's rim width. A modern 29r mtb tire won't fit a previously available 700c rim. Just like my 4.6" fat...
10-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,604
Posted By Happy Feet

This is an 84 Diamondback Ridge Runner. Note...

This is an 84 Diamondback Ridge Runner.
Note the similar geometry to the Norco above and frame detail. Not really hybrid in any way.
...
10-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,604
Posted By Happy Feet

If you want to advance a hypothesis you need to...

If you want to advance a hypothesis you need to use more precise language. I don't think anyone ever marketed a "normal" bike. What are you talking about?

FWIW, these are 28x2.0 tires. I don't...
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