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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:thumb: What he said!

:thumb: What he said!
08-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with...

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with your son again. One of my sons lives overseas but we often ride when we can get together. It’s a great motivator.
2) Get a saddle that suits you. But...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You got the Felt for exactly this type of thing....

You got the Felt for exactly this type of thing. Use it.
08-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You’re a brave man! A subsequent owner of the...

You’re a brave man! A subsequent owner of the bike will curse you forever.....
08-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Mountain Mitch

So, was the bike ok? For most guys I know...

So, was the bike ok?

For most guys I know that ride bikes like that, their first thought if they fall is: “I hope the bike’s ok!”. So, no, you are just a normal cyclist.
08-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,813
Posted By Mountain Mitch

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem...

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem breaking them in, after which they run as smooth as butter.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mountain Mitch

When we cycled Hokkaido we ferried over to...

When we cycled Hokkaido we ferried over to Rishiri aka ‘floating Fuji’ from just north of Wakkanai. I realize you’ve spent a lot of time planning your trip but, if you haven’t included it, I’d highly...
08-01-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By Mountain Mitch

The OP talks about taking a number of falls. Only...

The OP talks about taking a number of falls. Only the last one cause him to require knee replacement. And he attributes it to clipless pedals. So, yeah, he wants advice about falling and my advice is...
07-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Mountain Mitch

There’s nothing inherently wrong with a 26er, but...

There’s nothing inherently wrong with a 26er, but the one you’ve got isn’t worth too much cost or effort. The advantage of a 26er is that you can probably get a significantly better used 26er for...
07-31-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I use a floor pump - fast - faster -FASTEST! It...

I use a floor pump - fast - faster -FASTEST! It always works eventually! 🙃

You need to get it to seat so don’t stop until pop, pop, pop - at about the 45 lb Mark usually.
07-30-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By Mountain Mitch

i disagree; you can’t dismiss a study based on...

i disagree; you can’t dismiss a study based on one brief quote unless you are the one: “biased and [full of] BS”.

But the real point is, don’t just follow the crowd...as I said, figure out what...
07-29-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By Mountain Mitch

“Feeling one with the bike” is a valid reason for...

“Feeling one with the bike” is a valid reason for clipless - until the bike is falling over!

Efficiency is not a valid reason. Anecdotally many people who have bought in to the clipless method...
07-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice to have a kid on board!

Nice to have a kid on board!
07-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You’re on the right track: don’t ride clipless....

You’re on the right track: don’t ride clipless. The science says there is little if any mechanical advantage for any but the elite and, as you know, the downside is bad. We stay upright due to the...
07-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By Mountain Mitch

In no particular order, some I’ve used are:...

In no particular order, some I’ve used are: Jenson, Chain Reaction, Velo Orange, Pro Bike Kit, Competitive Cyclist. Some of the more general outdoor stores like Backcountry, REI, MEC can also be good...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,098
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice looking bike. I’ll be interested to hear...

Nice looking bike. I’ll be interested to hear what mods you do.
06-12-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Road rides 5 - 10%. Usually uphill but...

Road rides 5 - 10%. Usually uphill but occasionally when I want to accelerate quickly.
Mountain bike rides 40 - 50%. Usually downhill but sometimes uphill if it’s a short climb. I particularly like...
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will...

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will certainly take the seat and hide the bike well in the woods. But I’ll make sure I have it clearly marked on my treasure map or GPS as I do want to be able...
05-25-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mountain Mitch

It is a variety of trips. Pretty much any...

It is a variety of trips. Pretty much any whitewater. Typically 10-40 kms. Obviously there’s a certain amount of common sense involved, But it’s just that, in this area, I have about zero experience...
05-25-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Ha-ha! I don’t think my vertical will resemble...

Ha-ha! I don’t think my vertical will resemble Your customers! But it’s the same general idea. Obviously I’ll stash the bike but I have heard of various methods of locking (eg. Chain ring) and I have...
05-25-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Hiding a Bike

I plan to do a lot more whitewater canoeing this year. The problem with canoeing on moving water is that it’s usually a one way trip. And, with all the rules about distancing it will be even less...
05-23-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,890
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Interesting! But in the real world, I’ve never...

Interesting! But in the real world, I’ve never had a problem.
05-12-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Is this it?...

Is this it? https://www.instagram.com/lastradabikes/?hl=en
seems to lots on the internet, like:
...
05-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Triplets of Bellville

One of my favourite cycling movies, The Triplets of Bellville, is available for free streaming on CBC Gem. But I should warn you that my dog thinks it’s a movie about a dog seeking to be fed. If you...
05-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !
05-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, I’m only 65 so maybe I’ll come to it. I...

Well, I’m only 65 so maybe I’ll come to it. I have no doubt it can be fun - but so is riding a dirt bike! To me a motor is a motor is a motor.
05-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mountain Mitch

‘Exercise’ is one reason so many of my (soon to...

‘Exercise’ is one reason so many of my (soon to be FORMER) riding buddies are buying e-bikes!

I have nothing against e-bikes as commuters or for people with handicaps that would not permit them to...
05-08-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, they’ll get the name!

Well, they’ll get the name!
05-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy...

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy putting the hammer down - when I feel like it! I’m not slow - but I really don’t care. To me, it’s all about the experience and joy of being out in...
Forum: Touring
05-01-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I speak French reasonably well but I certainly do...

I speak French reasonably well but I certainly do not have a perfect accent. It can get quite ridiculous. When visiting Quebec I spoke to a store clerk in French. He replied in English - but his...
Forum: For Sale
04-29-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,261
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Can you post a close up of the Campy SR front...

Can you post a close up of the Campy SR front derailleur? Is it braze-on?
04-26-20, 09:30 AM
03-30-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,790
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Consider wearing a 😷 mask. But leave the N95...

Consider wearing a 😷 mask. But leave the N95 masks for the professionals who need the maximum protection. https://apple.news/AD4MTqbuvTAeiWSccI0HjZg

Despite its population density, Japan’s rise in...
03-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Mountain Mitch

They should do what they do in the UAE: ...

They should do what they do in the UAE:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/6008aae9_c9d5_4f6d_854b_11f4eaaf2f31_5ca0eac9ad29977b2db795837b578d5d70d03c9a.jpeg
Desert...
03-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,520
Posted By Mountain Mitch

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on...

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on the speedy race type bike. But It seems you may be more into a versatile exercise oriented bike. Although it’s a bit unusual, I like this steel...
03-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Still pretty snowy around here for anything but...

Still pretty snowy around here for anything but fat biking. And the fat bike trails are getting a bit questionable. We generally prefer to ski in these sun affected snow conditions:...
03-17-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Can you get a local machine shop to turn the...

Can you get a local machine shop to turn the seatpost down by .2 mm as far as the minimum insertion range? I’d rather weaken the post than the bike!
03-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,451
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Around here (BC mountains) the only riding for...

Around here (BC mountains) the only riding for the next 6 to 8 weeks is the fat bike - which I do solo. I had planned my usual month in Utah to get back into mountain bike riding shape. However, the...
03-10-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,995
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Won’t you take your bike?

Won’t you take your bike?
03-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I use a 6 inch piece of 3mm bar tape laid along...

I use a 6 inch piece of 3mm bar tape laid along the upper surface of the hand position in the drops. Then I tape as normal. I agree that good gloves also will help. I haven’t tried CF bars but can...
02-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Try mountain biking. Some pretty good trails just...

Try mountain biking. Some pretty good trails just outside of town.
01-27-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Check out the Classic and Vintage bike forum on...

Check out the Classic and Vintage bike forum on here. There are some very dedicated and knowledgeable people on there who have vast supplies of unusual parts as well as being willing to offer advice...
01-23-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,937
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I find cold weather biking similar to cross...

I find cold weather biking similar to cross country skiing. You need to start cool because your body will manufacture a lot of heat. Unfortunately, with biking, the speed/breeze and comparative lack...
12-24-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,915
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I do a lot of hill climbing, but mostly on...

I do a lot of hill climbing, but mostly on mountain bikes.

My “newest” road bike is a classic Cramerotti, which is the worst hill climber I’ve ever ridden. I don’t have the gear numbers in front...
12-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I thought this was going to be a thread about...

I thought this was going to be a thread about eating beans! :rolleyes:
12-04-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By Mountain Mitch

On my first century (being a Canuck it’s all...

On my first century (being a Canuck it’s all metric) I hit a bit of a wall around 80 km. The last 20 weren’t much fun! I’d suggest you add in an 80 km/ 50 miler and gradually increasing that to once...
12-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Obviously hasn’t caught on with many on this...

Obviously hasn’t caught on with many on this board!

Around here we we have an extensive trail system used by skiers, snowshoers and fat bikers. There are warm up huts a few kilometres apart. Most...
12-01-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Anybody Fat Biking?

As in ‘using a fat bike’, not as in.... well, you get my drift! :foo:

So last year when the snow wasn’t prime for skiing I broke down and got a used Surly Moonlander. I took it out about 10 times,...
11-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mountain Mitch

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/6a8b8938_b885_449e_bdae_c35b3f0c0bed_8aecbf7a002db9034ee693466f2ccece12700e39.jpeg
Now that is a well used gravel grinder!
11-24-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sore legs are not due to age but due to the...

Sore legs are not due to age but due to the refusal to age. I agree with many of the above posters who suggest a spin day and/or a day off. Hydration is good! At any age muscles need time to recover...
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