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Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 803
Posted By Happy Feet

I also prefer one big bag instead of multiple...

I also prefer one big bag instead of multiple pockets. I organize using nylon stuffsacks that I can expand or shrink as needed. It is the same with backpacking and kayaking - often with the same gear...
02-26-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Happy Feet

I think you need more than the number for that...

I think you need more than the number for that though (T-Mar's list). Like, if you knew it was a Nishiki, you could then source the serial info.
In this case one doesn't even know if its a Raleigh...
02-25-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

FWIW, I just went riding last night with my 26r...

FWIW, I just went riding last night with my 26r and Molly, the trail dog, now sporting a Browning field vest so she won't get mistaken for a bear cub.
Good times were had by all with no one getting...
02-25-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't see the advantage of having that stuff on...

I don't see the advantage of having that stuff on the bike. A bike thief now gets your bike, DL and credit card while in an accident it complicates where people need to look for information (if they...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Happy Feet

A bit pricey, but the bar tape I've been happiest...

A bit pricey, but the bar tape I've been happiest with lately is the Brooks Cambium line. It's rubber and reusable and grippy. Currently double wrapped on top of cheaper synthetic cork.
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 803
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll add some pics of the Carradice Carradry...

I'll add some pics of the Carradice Carradry bags.. just because. They are also waterproof and robust but have a shaped flap and drawstring opening instead of the roll top.
The attachment system is...
02-22-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,510
Posted By Happy Feet

I believe you are referring to multiple...

I believe you are referring to multiple personality or disassociative identity disorder. Many people think schizophrenia refers to that sort of issue but it doesn't.
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,000
Posted By Happy Feet

There are these new things they have now - road...

There are these new things they have now - road signs. They'll tell you what cities next and how far away it is.

Or be like Lewis and Clark and hire Sacagawea.
02-20-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice Bridgestone! Except for the fact that...

Nice Bridgestone!

Except for the fact that the above is a fairly collectible Bridgestone, which would fetch some bigger bucks, a similar, but less assuming brand bike could be had for $100 - $200...
02-19-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By Happy Feet

I use an Olympus TG-4 that would fit in my jersey...

I use an Olympus TG-4 that would fit in my jersey pocket but I also like to take along a fisheye lens that fits to it. Instead of the jersey I have a simple feedbag that velcros to the bars and the...
02-19-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

If they can afford that entry fee and/or want to...

If they can afford that entry fee and/or want to spend that much on a hobby they may or may not enjoy. Your willingness to invest is based on the history of your experience.

What if they can't...
02-19-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Happy Feet

Or just get a 31.8mm stem and use any flat bar...

Or just get a 31.8mm stem and use any flat bar that will also fit any clip on aerobar. The only problem really is the oversized diameter of the current one.
02-19-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

Did it disinterest you? I would argue...

Did it disinterest you?

I would argue setting the entry bar at $1000+ would cause more to be disinterested.

You say the positive experience of one over the other is determinant but I would say...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Happy Feet

Yeah.. I was gonna say go ride a loaded bike day...

Yeah.. I was gonna say go ride a loaded bike day after day on chipseal roads with 23mm tires and get back to us.

There was a stretch of hwy between the Icefield summit and Jasper that had...
02-19-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

I think this is what I alluded to when I said one...

I think this is what I alluded to when I said one will not be happy if in a state of comparison.

You would not be happy now on an older bike, but you were happy then. Most of us recognize the last...
02-18-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks for answering. First of all, that...

Thanks for answering.

First of all, that Ross is a beautiful bike.

Second, Are you saying that those four bikes you bought were junk and gave you no pleasure while riding for all those years...
02-18-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Happy Feet

That's an interesting site. Thanks :)

That's an interesting site. Thanks :)
02-18-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Happy Feet

I think the problem is that the bar diameter is...

I think the problem is that the bar diameter is 35mm while most modern mtb bars are 31.8mm. It is round.

I can't find an aero bar that fits but the idea of aeros on mtbs isn't that unusual.

...
02-17-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

I've gotta ask. How old are you and did you ever...

I've gotta ask. How old are you and did you ever ride those old mtbs you dislike so much?

Just curious.as most people who have ridden for a long time recognize new design but still appreciate...
02-17-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Happy Feet

If those are cantilevers, check out V brakes,...

If those are cantilevers, check out V brakes, which will fit on the same mounts. Also check out compressionless brake cable housings. Those two things, plus good pads will greatly improve braking.
02-17-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Happy Feet

As to the upswing. Not certain but my vote would...

As to the upswing. Not certain but my vote would be for protecting the cantis. It seems to line up right where the straddle cable is.

Just make ten posts and then you can add pics. In this case...
02-16-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By Happy Feet

He did not say they were. You accused him of...

He did not say they were. You accused him of false **** but his statement was 100% accurate.

It's not his error you chose to quote him out of context in order to make your own rhetorical statement.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,757
Posted By Happy Feet

Surely they make a pulling harness in his size....

Surely they make a pulling harness in his size. No one rides for free!!!
02-16-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By Happy Feet

Man, you are so eager to go negative on anything...

Man, you are so eager to go negative on anything surrounding the subject.
Re read the quote.
The old mtb's are as good as THEY were 20 years ago.
Ummm... Yeah. They didn't turn into cheese.
A top...
02-16-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,510
Posted By Happy Feet

A marketers dream. Ever watch a car commercial? ...

A marketers dream. Ever watch a car commercial?

I own a: road bike, endurance bike, fixed gear road bike, touring bike, mountain bike, SS mountain bike, fat bike and about six project bikes. Only...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,757
Posted By Happy Feet

No need to fix it now. Was funny to see my...

No need to fix it now. Was funny to see my opinion on food hasn't changed :)

I also thought it funny that in a thread about what food to take you mentioned bringing your dog. I'm used to roughing...
02-16-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By Happy Feet

There are a lot of factors that go into it. ...

There are a lot of factors that go into it.

Depends how tall you are. A large rider will get a lot out of 29. A smaller rider might appreciate 27.5 or 26.
Looking for new + modern tech. Not a lot...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,178
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/rGpgGd2h.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/rGpgGd2h.jpg (https://imgur.com/rGpgGd2)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,178
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/d2ei9Lnh.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/d2ei9Lnh.jpg (https://imgur.com/d2ei9Ln)

http://i.imgur.com/dsl6g42h.jpg (https://imgur.com/dsl6g42)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-15-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,178
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/iF8JA2Eh.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/iF8JA2Eh.jpg (https://imgur.com/iF8JA2E)
02-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,510
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't look down on anyone for buying what they...

I don't look down on anyone for buying what they want with their own disposable income. But I also recognize that it takes ZERO talent to use a credit card.
Basically, I take the bike out of the...
02-15-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,510
Posted By Happy Feet

Are you kidding? Any one with a credit card can...

Are you kidding? Any one with a credit card can go into debt buying an expensive road bike and matching kit. Are they represented by the bike?

Check out the bike, which was used for most of his...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice bike. Bosses mid fork do not matter. You can...

Nice bike. Bosses mid fork do not matter. You can mount anything with P clamps.

In some ways you are ahead of the game. Japanese frames of that era were well made, you have eyelets for fenders and...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Happy Feet

Good luck! With tires everyone has their...

Good luck! With tires everyone has their opinions... :)

People who like Rene Herse will say they are the best. I've always wondered about puncture protection because of their thin suppleness.

I...
02-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 922
Posted By Happy Feet

For future reference, this is the chart for the...

For future reference, this is the chart for the Brooks Cambium line of saddles, which is a weatherproof series.

https://live.staticflickr.com/846/43053783122_ab43d559fc_c.jpg...
02-12-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 923
Posted By Happy Feet

Sunrace has some 9speed 11-50 cassettes among...

Sunrace has some 9speed 11-50 cassettes among other things. I run an 8 speed 11-42 on my 26r with a triple up front.
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,480
Posted By Happy Feet

Now I am curious how members carry a dryer on...

Now I am curious how members carry a dryer on their touring bikes?

I use front panniers on my rear rack and there's no way one would fit in those, or my HB bag. I put a front basket on one bike...
02-11-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,584
Posted By Happy Feet

Very well. There's some cush but mostly it's the...

Very well. There's some cush but mostly it's the impact on traction on muddy trails that I notice. My speed and cornering confidence has definitely increased.

650b
...
02-11-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,584
Posted By Happy Feet

Just to chime in. I recently added a second...

Just to chime in.

I recently added a second 650b set to my 700c endurance bike. No adjustments between swaps. But I did use the same model cassette for both. Shimano 10 speed 11-36.

I got some...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,480
Posted By Happy Feet

I have always worn waist high cycling shorts but...

I have always worn waist high cycling shorts but on long days in the summer found it a bit "sweaty" in the groin area and wondered how that might play into developing saddle/friction sores. So, I...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,480
Posted By Happy Feet

If it's good weather, placing the pad side out in...

If it's good weather, placing the pad side out in direct sunlight for a couple of hours also has a beneficial anti bacterial effect

Re: Showers

IIRC most showers now are loonies. At least the...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,480
Posted By Happy Feet

Ditto. I usually just hang the shorts and jersey...

Ditto. I usually just hang the shorts and jersey on a line and then off a bungee on the bike the next day if they haven't quite dried. Usually by mid morning they are.

I'm in the two padded...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know about how rim size makes a...

I don't know about how rim size makes a difference but I attribute rolling resistance to the better tire quality found in 700c. I would be curious how those Rene Herse tires feel.

I usually use...
02-10-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

I think I described that in the post you quoted....

I think I described that in the post you quoted. Green/Blue's generally don't require modern tech.



I think though, we need to make clear that there is no negative connotation to overbiking in...
02-09-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

That's a really important point. I usually ride...

That's a really important point. I usually ride alone but when I am with someone else there is never a discussion on what bikes we should have. It's all about being out somewhere together, enjoying...
02-09-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,228
Posted By Happy Feet

Well sure. Probably most people would be well...

Well sure. Probably most people would be well served with an upgrade to their existing ride somehow. This is the balance of wants and needs. I feel I have what I need for now so I'm content to hold...
02-09-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

Nothing wrong with that. I've toured mixed...

Nothing wrong with that. I've toured mixed pavement and trails with a 4.6 inch fat bike.

The only negative I see is when over biking becomes the new "required" biking and adequate biking is seen...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By Happy Feet

Re: Discs I've slowly come to appreciate...

Re: Discs

I've slowly come to appreciate them but don't see them as a deal breaker either.
Recently I upgraded some cantis to V's and added a compressionless housing for the rear cable. The...
02-08-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Happy Feet

Psst. There's a man in the snow trying to grab...

Psst. There's a man in the snow trying to grab your derailer...

Ps. Nice bike.
02-08-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,499
Posted By Happy Feet

Just want to day I've appreciated the good...

Just want to day I've appreciated the good exchange of ideas in this thread. Lots of different perspectives on the issue :)
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