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08-20-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By MarcusT

I'm still young enough to use my Emtb for climbs....

I'm still young enough to use my Emtb for climbs. I average about 1,000 meter climbs when I go out. I know this won't last forever, but it takes me places I normally would not go. And, yes it is...
08-20-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By MarcusT

I apologize, but I must be the old, crusty guy. ...

I apologize, but I must be the old, crusty guy.
As kids on our Swingers, Mustangs, etc; those poor bikes saw a heck of a lot worse. We rode not only through water, but into water, we left them in...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By MarcusT

I also converted an old MTB to touring. I mounted...

I also converted an old MTB to touring. I mounted an adjustable bar stem which helped quite a bit, put on 2 position bar ends, of course the Brooks B17. The bike was very comfortable for long rides....
08-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By MarcusT

Riding, diet and gout

This has been a good year for me cycling wise. Probably more riding this year than I've done in the last 10.
It has also been a social summer. A lot of beers and BBQ.
Well, 2 days ago, I woke up...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By MarcusT

These are some viable sources, but they will not...

These are some viable sources, but they will not sell all products to Italy. Yes, they will send to the USA, but with European contracts, not other EU nations.
Make sure you are putting in Italy as...
08-16-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By MarcusT

I've gone past the wheel hubs and have had no...

I've gone past the wheel hubs and have had no problems. I repack about every 20-30 submergings.
Going through water is half the fun
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By MarcusT

Don't forget to check out the used bikes. The...

Don't forget to check out the used bikes. The most used website to sell used items is:
Subito.it
In the end, if you cannot find anything you like, you can always go with a Trek 520, those are...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By MarcusT

Touring bikes in Italy are not common, though...

Touring bikes in Italy are not common, though they can be found and usually ordered. Prices are pretty good for bikes and parts.
The larger cities in the north have more of a selection, and yes...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By MarcusT

Nice looking bike. The Brooks is a risk as not...

Nice looking bike. The Brooks is a risk as not all people fit them, unless you've tried one before. The brifters are really only an option.They are not cheap. I suggest stay with the original and try...
08-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By MarcusT

In the mountains, the weather is unpredictable...

In the mountains, the weather is unpredictable most times of the year. Be prepared for anything.
Forum: Touring
08-03-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By MarcusT

Take them both for a good ride and see which is...

Take them both for a good ride and see which is more comfortable. Price is a consideration, but not nearly as important as a bike you can ride all day long.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-01-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By MarcusT

If you intend to use the fat bike for off road,...

If you intend to use the fat bike for off road, sand, snow, etc, there are a few articles on how drop bars don't handle as well as flats, but hey, to each to their own.
08-01-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,786
Posted By MarcusT

Every time, I think; this might be risky, I say...

Every time, I think; this might be risky, I say to myself; better to die doing something you love rather than slipping in the bath tub or hit by a falling piano
07-24-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By MarcusT

When I had that problem, it drove me crazy, until...

When I had that problem, it drove me crazy, until I saw it was my shoe lace tip hitting the crank arm
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By MarcusT

Marathons can give you sticker shock, but they...

Marathons can give you sticker shock, but they are puncture proof and last a long, long, long time. If this trip is a one time thing, then maybe the investment does not balance out, but if you bike...
07-23-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By MarcusT

I don't have an ogre, but I did pick up a LHT...

I don't have an ogre, but I did pick up a LHT frame and everything seemed good to go. The only specialized tool I needed was to mount the fork crowns. The Surly website is also quite informative....
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,385
Posted By MarcusT

Price wise, it looks like a great deal, but I've...

Price wise, it looks like a great deal, but I've never toured with a trailer, so have no idea how it would be. It does save you money from buying panniers and other expensive bike related storage
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By MarcusT

Tuscany is an incredible place. Many tour...

Tuscany is an incredible place. Many tour providers. Not to mention the food and the wine
07-21-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By MarcusT

Depends which model of Bosch. Also the year. The...

Depends which model of Bosch. Also the year. The Active line has no noticeable drag, the old CX line does have drag. The 2020 CX is said to have practically eliminated any drag.
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,385
Posted By MarcusT

Ditto, except, a definite yes on the chain tool. ...

Ditto, except, a definite yes on the chain tool.

Not wanting to knock brands, but have had 2 brand new Shimano chains snap on me. Switched to KMC and never had a problem.
If you have rim brakes,...
07-15-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By MarcusT

I am always worried how some lubes will affect...

I am always worried how some lubes will affect the plastic housing and such. I use silicon oil, about as inert as you can get
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,385
Posted By MarcusT

Go as cheap as you can. If your finances are...

Go as cheap as you can. If your finances are limited, give up luxury or trying to look like a pro tourer.
Scavenge anything you can, then try a few tours. If you like it, then you can start to...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By MarcusT

Some of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in...

Some of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in purchasing is; buying only because it was a great price
07-09-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,949
Posted By MarcusT

I am going to be the cold voice of reason: The...

I am going to be the cold voice of reason:
The bike may have sentimental value, but in the end it was a factory made, anonymous bike that you just happened to purchase.
Now, if it were a custom...
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By MarcusT

I was one of the lucky ones where it felt comfy...

I was one of the lucky ones where it felt comfy right out of the box
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By MarcusT

I hear ya. I saw the Tubus' once at a bike show,...

I hear ya. I saw the Tubus' once at a bike show, so really did not check them out, but the way people on the net rave about them, I thought they would help me conquer the world. :p
In the end, they...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,251
Posted By MarcusT

I like taking the tablet. It is more convenient...

I like taking the tablet. It is more convenient for end of the day reading, photo editing and surfing, but if I don't have enough room or no place to charge it, I have no problem leaving it behind.
06-27-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,689
Posted By MarcusT

Tire pressure changes a lot on Fat bikes. Where...

Tire pressure changes a lot on Fat bikes. Where off trail might use 6 psi, road could be up to 22 psi.
Physics will make it slower, but not much more so than a plus tire.
The tire itself can also...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-26-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,235
Posted By MarcusT

One question: How did you get the bike to stand...

One question:
How did you get the bike to stand by itself? I see no prop
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By MarcusT

When you say "building a tourer", do you mean...

When you say "building a tourer", do you mean building a bike from the frame up or adding racks to an existing bike?

I built up an LHT this past winter and going with what is "hot" was more...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,934
Posted By MarcusT

The tent weight seems fine, the mattress...

The tent weight seems fine, the mattress however...
Not only for it's weight, but the fact that 2 people sleeping on the same air mattress is trouble because each time one person moves or rolls...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By MarcusT

For long rides I wear 5-10s. For short day trips,...

For long rides I wear 5-10s. For short day trips, I'll wear outdoor trainers. Like the Merrill Crossover.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-24-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By MarcusT

I find it strange that the tire rubs against the...

I find it strange that the tire rubs against the derailleur and not the chain stay.
Is it possible your BB axle is too short or reversed?
06-24-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,922
Posted By MarcusT

I like flats because: You can move your feet...

I like flats because:
You can move your feet around. After a few hours of riding, the same position can be annoying.
With wide platform pedals you can use any footwear you want, even flip flops...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-20-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By MarcusT

What he said

What he said
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By MarcusT

I brought an action cam on one tour. Between...

I brought an action cam on one tour. Between turning off and on, switching out batteries constantly, by mid-trip it was in my bag.
I keep my compact camera on my belt and pull it out when needed.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By MarcusT

If you're looking for only Surly parts, that may...

If you're looking for only Surly parts, that may be true, but there are still many other choices out there that should fit your bike.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,426
Posted By MarcusT

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips,...

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips, so I cannot vouch for the battery, but it is plenty bright
...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,251
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.amazon.com/Schwalbe-6010-Airmax-Pressu...

https://www.amazon.com/Schwalbe-6010-Airmax-Pressure-Gauge/dp/B0025TYV7M/ref=sr_1_1?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1560485083&refinements=p_89%3ASCHWALBE&rnid=2528832011&s=automotive&sr=1-1

This one does the...
06-13-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By MarcusT

Before you installed the new pads, did you push...

Before you installed the new pads, did you push the pistons back? This helps self adjust with the new thickness
Forum: Europe
06-13-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,663
Posted By MarcusT

Have You checked European sources? Like: Bike...

Have You checked European sources?
Like:
Bike 24
Bike-discount
Chain Reaction cycles
Bike-components
Wiggle
06-12-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,925
Posted By MarcusT

Good suggestion. There is even a biodegradabile...

Good suggestion. There is even a biodegradabile chainsaw oil
06-11-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By MarcusT

The bike is new, so I am going to stick with...

The bike is new, so I am going to stick with original spec. The price for resin pads is cheap enough where I don't mind changing them out every couple months.
I was hoping to hear about after market...
06-11-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,925
Posted By MarcusT

I use silicone spray to clean. For a chain it...

I use silicone spray to clean. For a chain it does not last long and for wet, not at all.
I am also fed up with over priced chain lubes that either collect grime like a magnet or don't last a...
06-11-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By MarcusT

I am 230lbs, road conditions are normal off road,...

I am 230lbs, road conditions are normal off road, not much mud. Just a lot of downhill.

Discs say "Resin Only", so, what will happen if I use sintered?
06-11-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,232
Posted By MarcusT

I don't have the MTB version, but the have the...

I don't have the MTB version, but the have the Plus and Plus Tour and they are durable and long lasting. No flats and the Plus, after 2k km still look fairly new
06-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By MarcusT

Sorry, forgot to mention, Resin pads

Sorry, forgot to mention, Resin pads
06-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By MarcusT

Disc brake pad durability

Just a simple question:
How far do your disc brake pads last?

I am pretty much an uphill/ downhill rider and my pads are getting pretty thin at 200 km.

Who are the longer lasting brake pad...
06-04-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. I got it

Thanks for the input. I got it
06-03-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By MarcusT

So a Shimano Hollowtech BB tool would work?

So a Shimano Hollowtech BB tool would work?
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