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Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Happy Feet

Mainly, I just want a folder for times when I...

Mainly, I just want a folder for times when I might want to travel with a bike without the hassle of boxing it or as a carry along on car trips. For CC touring it may also help with taking into hotel...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Happy Feet

Folding/Rinko bike builds for touring

I hope this can be a resource thread in the future for others who are considering a folding bike for light touring. Others can feel free to show their compactable bikes and how they set them up for...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 508
Posted By Happy Feet

It sounds like a well thought out plan but this...

It sounds like a well thought out plan but this raises a question. Will a car company rent someone a car if they have been tested positive, considering that car would then probably have to go into a...
07-03-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 739
Posted By Happy Feet

The science is that this experiment is not...

The science is that this experiment is not designed correctly to prove or disprove the hypothesis.

Science asks a question. In this case it seems: Is food overrated (for cycling)?
You then design...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Happy Feet

A little late to the thread but the Montague...

A little late to the thread but the Montague Navigator is a true 700c folding road bike. I just bought one. 700c wheelset, 3x9 drivetrain.

Feels and rides like a normal bike and for the most part...
06-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

The frame work is a lot more than just painting...

The frame work is a lot more than just painting as you have to completely strip the frame but I like the look. I'm currently using Rustoleum 2x Ultra cover enamel but one day plan to get a frame...
06-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

Buffed and clear coated the frame and fork today....

Buffed and clear coated the frame and fork today.

Before doing that though, I decided to add internal brake cable ports for the rear brake using the original brazed boss sites (that I rashly...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,560
Posted By Happy Feet

Home schooling is done by parents usually. As in...

Home schooling is done by parents usually. As in this case wherein the parents are taking their own kids that they already home school.This was all explained early on.

The dice reference was in...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,560
Posted By Happy Feet

Srsly? The Op mentioned they home school in...

Srsly? The Op mentioned they home school in post1.

FWIW, my father worked hard, saved his money, got sick and died before his retirement date. You roll the dice and takes your chances.
06-25-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

Frame stripped and Bluing has begun. As...

Frame stripped and Bluing has begun.

As expected, it was tedious to strip the multiple tubes but as the bare metal began to show I was more and more impressed by the quality of what most would now...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, I forgot to add that part about the B screw....

Yes, I forgot to add that part about the B screw.
I've even put an 11-40 with a stock LX derailer (and a Tourney) but had to actually swap out the B screw for one far longer. It worked but I...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By Happy Feet

I have a road bike with a Tiagra 10speed groupset...

I have a road bike with a Tiagra 10speed groupset 50/34 11-32 and find it a bit too high for the roads around here (also in BC). I'm just about to buy a 650b wheelset for it and am considering...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Happy Feet

I currently have an 8 speed 11-40 cassette and...

I currently have an 8 speed 11-40 cassette and 42/32/22 triple SRAM crankset on my 26r mtb. One can get a similar Shimano crankset. That is very very low. The 40T makes the derailer ride up a bit but...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,755
Posted By Happy Feet

That's how I feel. I find myself looking at the...

That's how I feel. I find myself looking at the Surly site quite often as I really like their ideas but the price tag for Canada is steep. The DT is listed at $2350 CAD.

But, I suppose there is a...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Happy Feet

Just make sure you know the rules of each area...

Just make sure you know the rules of each area you are travelling through. Bending them could be costly:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/rcmp-americans-banff-alaska-1.5621452
06-23-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By Happy Feet

1.49 day... did you buy it on Tuesday? ...

1.49 day... did you buy it on Tuesday?

Srsly, in Canada just be happy they didn't say they don't make those anymore and try to sell you a new bike instead.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-23-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Happy Feet

I definitely don't see bar ends that much on the...

I definitely don't see bar ends that much on the trails that for sure.

If I were certain I wanted a dropper I would recommend a better quality one than the cheap version I bought. I wasn't sure if...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice sentiment in general but not really noble in...

Nice sentiment in general but not really noble in this case.

It's a temporary pause due to a global pandemic. It won't last forever, probably just for this year. By next season there will probably...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-22-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Happy Feet

I know. I've had a few close calls but still like...

I know. I've had a few close calls but still like them too much to do without. I'm looking at some lower profile ones though that don't stick out so much.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Happy Feet

Another conversion I wanted to try but haven't...

Another conversion I wanted to try but haven't yet is shallow dirt drops. I mtb but also tour occasionally with it so I thought that might be interesting and help increase distance/speed.

Two draw...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a cheap one from China I picked up on...

It's a cheap one from China I picked up on Amazon. Wanted to try one out before dropping bigger money on a decent brand. I can't remember the name but it was about $150 CAD. I'm glad I did it this...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-20-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Happy Feet

Just because the forum seems a little dead right now

Aero bars on a fat bike.
The second shot shows the dropper trigger under the elbow rest

http://i.imgur.com/Q7MRrKQl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Q7MRrKQ)

http://i.imgur.com/IerIEdhl.jpg...
06-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

And now the tedious work begins... I quite enjoy...

And now the tedious work begins... I quite enjoy the idea of stripping and repainting or refinishing frames but there is nothing very glamorous about the man hours needed to accomplish the task of...
06-19-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,497
Posted By Happy Feet

An Apollo that was stripped and treated with gun...

An Apollo that was stripped and treated with gun bluing acid and then clear coated.

http://i.imgur.com/E3pmBGul.jpg (https://imgur.com/E3pmBGu)
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By Happy Feet

Same thing happened to me a year or so ago. I was...

Same thing happened to me a year or so ago. I was planning to ride the Columbia Icefields but had to cancel and the day I would have summited they had 25cm's of snow. I would have had a road bike and...
06-17-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

It was a rainy couple of days and the garage is...

It was a rainy couple of days and the garage is too full to work in :)
06-16-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

Worked on the brakes today. I'll see how the...

Worked on the brakes today.

I'll see how the bullhorns go initially before defaulting to flat bars and bar ends. They need to have the ends trimmed at a better angle but, as with the rest of the...
06-16-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By Happy Feet

I have paselas 26x1.75 and compared to some other...

I have paselas 26x1.75 and compared to some other brands they are light and roll fast. RH may be better but you pay a premium and they won't last as long.

To me it depends on whether it's a...
06-15-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks all :) Today I spent more time than I...

Thanks all :)

Today I spent more time than I wish to admit looking for two magic gear combinations for the same length of chain that would allow me to swap between two gear ratios. Like a flip...
06-15-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,523
Posted By Happy Feet

Not to detract from the nice custom bikes... but...

Not to detract from the nice custom bikes... but the OP mentioned an older vintage frame.

This late 70's era Apollo weighs in at 23.5 pounds. That's with tool kit, pump, Brooks C-17 saddle (not...
06-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,898
Posted By Happy Feet

Sounds like a case of tread envy. No motors...

Sounds like a case of tread envy. No motors required

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_459f132d23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGuaSN)
06-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

So, I think what I hear you saying is: On...

So, I think what I hear you saying is:

On (optimal number of bikes)
Cn (current number of bikes)
Dn (number of bikes that cause divorce)

On=Cn+1<Dn
06-14-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

72 GMC Sprint. Cousin to the El Camino.

72 GMC Sprint. Cousin to the El Camino.
06-14-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Happy Feet

How low can you go... I like hill climbing in...

How low can you go... I like hill climbing in general. One thing I'd like to use this bike for is my usual workout at the local mtb trail system. I can ride to it from my house but the climb there is...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-14-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Happy Feet

I get it that you're just posting to provide a...

I get it that you're just posting to provide a visual to the bike being discussed. :)
06-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 711,622
Posted By Happy Feet

As promised, the link to my Nishiki Barbarian...

As promised, the link to my Nishiki Barbarian rebuild thread https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1204612-single-barbarian-mtb-ss-retrofit.html
06-13-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Happy Feet

A Single Barbarian... MTB SS retrofit

I've had a hankering for a SS mtb but didn't want to break down the two 26r mtb's I currently use so I scanned the local CL listings and found an e stay (elevated stay) bike for a decent enough price...
06-13-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Happy Feet

I started with an 18T but there was some play. So...

I started with an 18T but there was some play. So I upped it to a 20 and it fit. No half link.
Next I'm going to try to find a similar combo for the smaller 26T chain ring. Sort of a wide range...
06-13-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Happy Feet

Hah! Found it. 36x20. Pics to follow. ...

Hah! Found it. 36x20. Pics to follow.

http://i.imgur.com/6uEk102l.jpg (https://imgur.com/6uEk102)
06-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

Depends on context. If bragging to others,...

Depends on context.

If bragging to others, include all. Tandem = 2. Possession is 9/10th of the law.

If spouse is complaining about space in garage, default to n = only direct ownership in...
06-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Happy Feet

Vertical dropouts without tensioner?

Anyone running vertical dropouts without a tensioner?
I'm doing a SS mod on an mtb and am hoping to get away without one.
06-12-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

10 seems a low number. Is that / genre?

10 seems a low number. Is that / genre?
06-12-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,959
Posted By Happy Feet

Hahaha... you have no idea how many times I drop...

Hahaha... you have no idea how many times I drop my helmet. Certainly not going to buy a new one each time.

Someone else said it previously. The helmet just protects your noggin if you fall off...
06-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

Hum... it appears this is correct. I tried...

Hum... it appears this is correct. I tried writing a formula like that but required values from another field to input.



Which begs the question of the coding concept of n=n+1. As noted, this...
06-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

I have to pull up excel on a desktop to work this...

I have to pull up excel on a desktop to work this out but in meantime, this most excellent hijack reminds me of a joke:

A computer programmer and a mathematician walk into a bar...
06-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting... Technically, it is an...

Interesting...

Technically, it is an algebraic equation. Both sides of the = sign needing to have the same value.

However, if programming, you could write a code that says add one to the number...
06-12-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

Technically, it is a math equation. Algebra ...

Technically, it is a math equation. Algebra

My vote is for:

y being the number of bikes needed
n being the number of bikes currently owned
y = n+1
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Happy Feet

While people can do anything they want, most...

While people can do anything they want, most bikepacking rigs, as the modern parlance goes, do not use front racks. They opt for HB rolls which will work on a suspension fork.
They also use frame...
06-12-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

Haha... I changed my post already. Teaches me to...

Haha... I changed my post already. Teaches me to post before coffee :)
So the equation would be:
How many bikes do I need = n+1
How many bikes do I need could be represented by y (or any other...
06-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Happy Feet

The explanation is a little convoluted. "n" can't...

The explanation is a little convoluted. "n" can't represent two things in the same formula.

The formula for the number of bicycles you need is n+1. That is all. n is the number of bikes you have....
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