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09-22-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

You should write a book about it.

You should write a book about it.
09-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Again.. so much inside knowledge of a guy you had...

Again.. so much inside knowledge of a guy you had never heard of four days ago.
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Nostradomus.. mass hypnosis.. mooks... half price...

Nostradomus.. mass hypnosis.. mooks... half price day at the hyperbole store.
09-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some...

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some people can generate towards others who really have no impact upon their lives. And such a well formed negative opinion for someone who admittedly, had...
09-22-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

An interesting video by Alistair that touches...

An interesting video by Alistair that touches indirectly on some of these ideas. Like, how hard it is to have a little adventure (that part starts around 6:00).
...
09-22-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

In regards to s24o's. It is not objectively...

In regards to s24o's.

It is not objectively correct to say "the big issue with sub 24 riding is.." It would be more correct to say "In my case the big problem is...". That assertion is subject to...
09-22-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

I think one thing that would help is if people...

I think one thing that would help is if people would not respond to what someone said about what someone else said as if it's what someone else actually said. People are free to agree or disagree...
09-21-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Look closely at the rear rack... ...

Look closely at the rear rack...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49664848096_a464eff5e5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iEHk3q)
https://live.staticflickr.com/4890/45692738122_d9310b0d7c_b.jpg...
09-21-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Well.. I have read some since I've been...

Well.. I have read some since I've been participating in the thread since post 3. Did you read nothing in this thread before posting? See how that works.

It's not alien but more unbelievable...
09-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Grant is American, Jordan is Canadian so I would...

Grant is American, Jordan is Canadian so I would say no. Guilt by erroneous association doesn't apply.

Curious how, if you had never heard of him before this thread, you know Grant says things...
09-21-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

This is true.. and yet technolgy and the products...

This is true.. and yet technolgy and the products that are most beneficial for racing are constantly pushed by the industry. Some people succumb to upgradeitis and buy into that paradigm while others...
09-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Wow. It's like someone asked for the definition...

Wow. It's like someone asked for the definition of an ironic statement.
09-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Don't hurt your hand patting your back. Did...

Don't hurt your hand patting your back.

Did you have anything meaningful to say in this thread or is your contribution only going to be limited to proofreading other peoples ideas?

I like to...
09-21-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

In the context of this discussion a reasonable...

In the context of this discussion a reasonable person would know what I meant. It did not help that you then mistakenly asked if I meant a "15 liv bicycle". Why won't you tell us what a liv is? Pot...
09-21-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll make sure next time, if I ever direct my...

I'll make sure next time, if I ever direct my conversation towards you, to have the proofreaders and lawyers look over the final drafts as you cannot be expected to exhibit even a moderate capacity...
09-21-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

sigh.. you win the obtuse sarcastic slacker...

sigh.. you win the obtuse sarcastic slacker award.
Congrats. My mistake to think you were being intellectually honest in the discussion.
09-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

No, I meant sub 15lb frames. lb being an abrv for...

No, I meant sub 15lb frames. lb being an abrv for pound. I have no idea what sub 15lib means.

As to what what the industry is pushing; walk into a modern Trek store and tell me what you think.
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09-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,521
Posted By Happy Feet

Whosawhatsit? ...

Whosawhatsit?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772607133_95e853e1b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSmTx)
09-20-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorry for the non multi quote but just caught...

Sorry for the non multi quote but just caught this. I very much agree. While he does talk about making cycling more simple his business boutiques the experience. Even still I'm glad he's there to...
09-20-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Quite true about the hybrid. It certainly was an...

Quite true about the hybrid. It certainly was an in - between category that caught fire for a while. But, if you look at modern bicycle "buzz" they are mainly disparaged, even though the exact same...
09-19-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that...

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that regard. Some advances really do create a better interface for most people. Indexed shifting eliminated a lot of guess work when trying to find the...
09-19-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Not at all. Of course there are many types of...

Not at all. Of course there are many types of bicycles. I just mentioned a couple of the more dominant trends. Plus I mentioned three (you forgot mtb).

I don't want to argue but your attempt to...
09-19-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Happily, I don't think this thread is going the...

Happily, I don't think this thread is going the way the OP anticipated...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Feet

Hi Machka, say hi to Rowan for us :)

Hi Machka, say hi to Rowan for us :)
09-19-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting to look at the history of bicycle...

Interesting to look at the history of bicycle design and how it effects peoples view of them.

Pre war era bicycles had a definite split between utility (Riv Aesthetic) and racing design. Most...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Happy Feet

The Toughroad is 700 x 42. Frame shouldn't be an...

The Toughroad is 700 x 42. Frame shouldn't be an issue unless you plan to haul tons of gear and get big air off of drops.

You may want a suspension fork but it isn't a deal breaker if you want a...
09-19-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting comment Charlie. I think your...

Interesting comment Charlie.

I think your book has two narratives to it.

There is the historical context, in which you have done an amazing job of documenting history; describing in detail...
09-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

I can see both sides. If you don't want to...

I can see both sides.

If you don't want to do a lot of prep work a ready made frameset is nice. With a good eye, patience and elbow grease you can strip and refinished an old school rigid mtb for...
09-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, the appeal is the difference between a...

For me, the appeal is the difference between a consumerist approach to cycling and a more hands on approach.

Clothing apart (I too like the function of kit) the modern direction in cycling is...
09-18-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

I have an extensive mtb trail system 5 minutes up...

I have an extensive mtb trail system 5 minutes up the road that I trail run and bike on a regular basis - it's my after-work go to. It's a sustained 2-3km's access uphill trail and then multiple...
09-18-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Happy Feet

A pic of the book for those interested. It's a...

A pic of the book for those interested. It's a coffee table book with great images and tons of text. There's a lot of info in it.

http://i.imgur.com/WtWrqFQl.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/WtWrqFQ)
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Feet

Ah.. you bring up a good point I forgot about. ...

Ah.. you bring up a good point I forgot about.

The online booking system for the NP's is a serious cluster ***k. We had nothing but problems with it and I confess to a couple of swearing fits as a...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Feet

I wouldn't imagine there would be too much...

I wouldn't imagine there would be too much admitted recreational touring between Canada and US as it is currently illegal. We have travel corridors for US travellers trying to reach Alaska but they...
09-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Happy Feet

Whoa.. shades of synchronicity. I just picked up...

Whoa.. shades of synchronicity. I just picked up your book a couple of weeks ago.

Awesome account of the history!
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Happy Feet

Not really. What it does have is the factory...

Not really. What it does have is the factory ability to handle a 10-50 cassette and clutch. https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/rd-nx-1-b1
You aren't going to find that capacity out of the box with...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Happy Feet

Hi brasio, welcome to the forum :) I can't...

Hi brasio, welcome to the forum :)

I can't help with bike selection, don't keep up with new models that way. You can make almost any mountain bike a touring bike these days by using bikepacking...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By Happy Feet

I was going to say blue and white ...

I was going to say blue and white

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48933219471_e6b6f86c79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hy4xkM)
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Happy Feet

This topic comes up every so often and I usually...

This topic comes up every so often and I usually say the same thing. It all depends on your power needs and whether you do other outdoor activities that require similar power supply.

For the most...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,300
Posted By Happy Feet

Right on Doug! I'm heading back that way ...

Right on Doug!

I'm heading back that way tomorrow for a two week hub and spoke trip. Banff, Louise, Jasper.. and whatever else comes my way.

Pics to follow :)
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,137
Posted By Happy Feet

Pretty close Clyde. When these discussions...

Pretty close Clyde.

When these discussions come up people tend to get stuck in the "gear to describe the activity" mode of debate. But a quick look at either bicycle touring or bike packing sites...
08-27-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 887
Posted By Happy Feet

It's funny but also makes me feel a little sad to...

It's funny but also makes me feel a little sad to think that all those bikes have basically been taken out of circulation and obviously forgotten. The only hope is one day they will be re released...
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Happy Feet

I would definitely waterproof the seams... and...

I would definitely waterproof the seams... and take a straw.
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By Happy Feet

There are Bullhorns. ...

There are Bullhorns.

http://i.imgur.com/Hajsfyfl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Hajsfyf)
http://i.imgur.com/TdkbD0dl.jpg (https://imgur.com/TdkbD0d)


Trekking bars.

http://i.imgur.com/OLjxOGvl.jpg...
08-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't get the premise of the thread. You just...

I don't get the premise of the thread. You just make choices. That is all.
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,463
Posted By Happy Feet

That's the truth. It's good though, to know what...

That's the truth. It's good though, to know what saddle suits what style and how they should be adjusted so the decision isn't based on wrong application.

I think my next saddle will be a Brooks...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,463
Posted By Happy Feet

And frame bags... :) I bought a Blackburn...

And frame bags... :)

I bought a Blackburn Outpost frame bag (medium), not really knowing at the time how versatile I would find it. I would say it's mid range cost-wise and a bit over built but I...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,463
Posted By Happy Feet

Re. the B17. For bike packing I don't think...

Re. the B17.

For bike packing I don't think it would be as beneficial as say, a long distance road trip. Generally I don't notice a big need until 50km's or so, often sitting in one position. Then...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Happy Feet

Good video! You have a nice mix of perspectives...

Good video!
You have a nice mix of perspectives rather than just a one angle run on sentence. Music suited it as well.
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,300
Posted By Happy Feet

Probably for the best this year. I saw some...

Probably for the best this year. I saw some people touring along the Icefield Parkway but a lot of campgrounds and services are either closed or no vacancy. The smaller campgrounds were closed, the...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,463
Posted By Happy Feet

B 17. The bike in my post above has saddle level...

B 17. The bike in my post above has saddle level with dropbar. It is a VO touring saddle, similar to a Brooks Flyer, which is just a sprung B 17.

The important thing is to decide which position...
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