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03-29-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 477
Posted By Happy Feet

Next up: Are the pedals plastic or resin? ...

Next up: Are the pedals plastic or resin?

Other exciting questions include: Are these original decals? What lube is on the chain? Who makes these brake pads...

Guess now. The answers will be...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting ideas. I find the 80-90's rigid...

Interesting ideas.

I find the 80-90's rigid mtb to be so close to the LHT that I would be hard pressed to buy a new frame set when they (older mtb's) are so plentiful and cheap. But then again, I...
03-26-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,694
Posted By Happy Feet

I think one should buy a bike because they like...

I think one should buy a bike because they like it, not because of some future resale value or because of it's perceived value by others. Frankly, that's a fools game as:

1. Almost all bikes will...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

This 92 Marin had a stock original rigid...

This 92 Marin had a stock original rigid threadless fork. I swapped it out for a more modern suspension fork.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/46129488235_686c7cda50_c.jpg...
03-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By Happy Feet

I rented and rode a Trek Fuel X7 in Moab this...

I rented and rode a Trek Fuel X7 in Moab this fall and liked the feel of it. I considered doing an upgrade one day to a more expensive model but the staff suggested that, for the type of riding I was...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,452
Posted By Happy Feet

I hear ya! We need to socially isolate but also...

I hear ya! We need to socially isolate but also keep our individual and collective mental health screwed on straight and the 24/7 obsessing isn't going to help. Good on you for taking care of your...
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Happy Feet

I think this is a good position. Tours that...

I think this is a good position.

Tours that include hotels, dining in cafes, public transit etc... are probably not the best idea at present.
Shorter self supported tours in rural/remote settings...
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 08:34 AM
03-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Everyone should have some sanitizer with them in...

Everyone should have some sanitizer with them in their car, for trips where you touch surfaces like gas pumps, shopping carts, pin pads, elevator buttons etc...

A local winery is now making 70%...
03-24-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Six days later you dredge up the thread to say...

Six days later you dredge up the thread to say that?
You must be bored.

I'll let you argue semantics with yourself. It seems the rest of have sorted the disconnect out.

FWIW. The 1918...
03-23-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,122
Posted By Happy Feet

1984 Diamondback Ridge Runner ...

1984 Diamondback Ridge Runner

https://live.staticflickr.com/4310/35157412394_17199711b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VyJVQE)

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Forum: Touring
03-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 156,278
Posted By Happy Feet

What are you using to get those wide angle shots?

What are you using to get those wide angle shots?
03-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Happy Feet

This is the reality of generalization vs...

This is the reality of generalization vs specialization and why bikes get split into ever increasing sub genres.

For each activity there is an optimum set up. Those mtb's are geared lower true but...
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,452
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. Just as this seems to have re invented the...

Yep. Just as this seems to have re invented the "long country walk" for many it might also encourage the simple self sufficient out and back trip.

I just got back from checking out the Lac du Bois...
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't have a bike recommendation for you but...

I don't have a bike recommendation for you but would echo the suggestion to really try to find a rental provider you can work with. If your passion is not mechanical, trying to maintain your (albeit...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-22-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,986
Posted By Happy Feet

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_459f132d23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGuaSN)

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03-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Happy Feet

believe what you want. I'm pretty sure people...

believe what you want. I'm pretty sure people just steal stuff to steal it. Around here I don't leave any bike locked for more than a pop into a store or so. The problem is rampant. FWIW, need a...
03-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,026
Posted By Happy Feet

Short term pain. If this follows the 1918...

Short term pain. If this follows the 1918 trajectory it's at least 50 million dead with 5000 million infected. That's over just 2 years. Currently we are only seeing the tip of a potential iceberg...
03-20-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Happy Feet

A quick google search lists those two products...

A quick google search lists those two products costing $200 at benscycle (just the first shop that came up). 30 seconds to undo the quill bolt and a quick untraceable $75-$100 on CL.
Bike thieves...
03-20-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Happy Feet

Unfortunatley, bike thieves will steal parts....

Unfortunatley, bike thieves will steal parts. Some look for that or strip and sell parts as they are easier to sell on CL without being identified.

It's not like they are just walking by and...
03-19-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Happy Feet

All my bikes turn into touring rigs ...

All my bikes turn into touring rigs

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03-19-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Happy Feet

Something like this will allow you to use the...

Something like this will allow you to use the modern style racks. There are a lot of different models out there...
03-19-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Happy Feet

I have the same problem with wanting a second...

I have the same problem with wanting a second wheelset for my fatbike.
There are no off the shelf 29r wheelsets that fit my 26" Fatboy spacing so I need to get a custom wheelset.
Costs as much as a...
03-19-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm assuming you want to keep the 650b wheelset...

I'm assuming you want to keep the 650b wheelset for commuting, as otherwise you will need to buy two sets of new tires instead of one (offsetting the cheap aspect of the search). In that case, even...
03-19-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Happy Feet

Will a 29r wheelset fit a 650b? Short answer -...

Will a 29r wheelset fit a 650b?
Short answer - no.
But you also don't need another bike. Just some more aggressive tires.
03-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,026
Posted By Happy Feet

Really? If you wear at a minimum, one mask / day...

Really? If you wear at a minimum, one mask / day that means 30/31 masks you have taken out of circulation for health care providers. Multiply that by the number of people in your country and it...
03-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,026
Posted By Happy Feet

What I am learning is that some people have their...

What I am learning is that some people have their own internal scripts that can't be easily changed by facts. They want to believe, or not believe a certain thing and no amount of evidence will...
03-17-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

That's a good read. Unfortunately, on the...

That's a good read.

Unfortunately, on the same social feeds you will get stuff like drinking warm water helps reduce infection, holding your breath for 10 seconds is a good diagnostic test and...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-17-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By Happy Feet

I wouldn't think of locking a fat bike for very...

I wouldn't think of locking a fat bike for very long out of sight. In my mind they are too much a hot ticket item to steal. Either for the bike or parts or for people who flip them into ebikes with...
03-17-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

I would still pat your hair... but with a mitten...

I would still pat your hair... but with a mitten on.
03-17-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Not to turn this discussion political but tonight...

Not to turn this discussion political but tonight I saw some coverage from the US and how the phrasing "just like the flu" had been used by some politicians early on to minimise the seriousness of...
03-16-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Can't read? Spanish influenza - 50 million. ...

Can't read?
Spanish influenza - 50 million.
Your business as usual is not my business as usual. Your lack of concern for influenza is not my lack of concern. As I've explain too many times.

The...
03-16-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Absolutely. And the modern flu usually doesn't...

Absolutely. And the modern flu usually doesn't target healthy individuals with severe outcomes. The view is a little different for those in residential care, with cystic fibrosis, COPD, suppressed...
03-16-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorry, I don't get my medical information from...

Sorry, I don't get my medical information from politically motivated social media sites. If its as bad as you think it is, why are you doing that? Every talking head is going to try to create drama...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,452
Posted By Happy Feet

Talk about timing. PM currently giving a press...

Talk about timing. PM currently giving a press conference on TV saying non residents banned from entry to Canada. US status still being considered.
03-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Happy Feet

Of course IQ is involved in any activity but I...

Of course IQ is involved in any activity but I don't think there is anything so unique to mountain biking that it would self select for a specific type of intelligence, beyond the basic traits...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,452
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, I believe this is more accurate. Sorry for...

Yes, I believe this is more accurate. Sorry for any confusion.

The warning was in two parts: a.) That we cannot verify the preventative measures being taken internationally (they consider the US...
03-15-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,967
Posted By Happy Feet

This is the same as the flu. Not sure why you...

This is the same as the flu. Not sure why you needed that?

Read up on the 1918 Spanish Influenza - an estimated 50 million dead.
You know, before a vaccine was developed, when it became a...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,986
Posted By Happy Feet

Wind storm dropped a lot of trees on the trails...

Wind storm dropped a lot of trees on the trails this weekend. Got out for three hours clearing some of them.
Discovered that my rear rack holds an axe and a saw. Sweet!
...
03-15-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Happy Feet

The lack of responses is probably due to the fact...

The lack of responses is probably due to the fact that you are asking a confused question with multiple caveats. I can't even understand how they interplay or matter to the main premise.

If you...
03-15-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,471
Posted By Happy Feet

You shouldn't spread misinformation by quoting...

You shouldn't spread misinformation by quoting out of context.

The article references a hypothetical plan being considered should the cases become so overwhelming that they cannot handle the...
03-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know but now I'm wondering why my wife is...

I don't know but now I'm wondering why my wife is so into TV crime shows about serial killers?

Sleeps with one eye open...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,452
Posted By Happy Feet

I feel confident in our health system response...

I feel confident in our health system response but a little sad at the displays of panic behavior. I believe we can cope with most things if we just keep our cool and the weird behaviors doesn't help...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,317
Posted By Happy Feet

There is. It's called a bicycle. FWIW, I...

There is. It's called a bicycle.

FWIW, I sometimes use a simple folding solar panel and powerbank. Charges my phone, light and IPOD without need to resort to ebike status.
...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Happy Feet

Just work on riding right now, don't worry about...

Just work on riding right now, don't worry about the bike. It looks quite nice actually. People tour on everything from penny farthings to carbon fiber road bikes - there is no one design to do it.
...
03-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By Happy Feet

The logic of helping some lazy people who don't...

The logic of helping some lazy people who don't do google searches while slamming others is confusing. How do you determine who deserves your public shaming or not?

Is is a numbers game. Like.....
03-12-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Happy Feet

Not to derail the purchasing program but have you...

Not to derail the purchasing program but have you tried pulling the crank arms, lightly greasing the spindle, and retightening? Most creak is from a slightly loose arm on the spindle that allows dry...
03-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,834
Posted By Happy Feet

Of course. People just say stuff because it's fun...

Of course. People just say stuff because it's fun and socially acceptable to bash WM. It shows you are on the cool side of the equation.
The new stock boy didn't assemble the original Viathon and...
03-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By Happy Feet

Didn't you just start a thread for bikes under...

Didn't you just start a thread for bikes under 1000. Isn't that an easily googled question?

It's a discussion forum. Get over yourself.
03-12-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,482
Posted By Happy Feet

Looks like a decent bike for the price point. Not...

Looks like a decent bike for the price point. Not a competitive technical front runner but then again, not everyone is pushing the envelope that way.

When someone quotes schrader valves as a...
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