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03-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By Happy Feet

Sigh... Explain how taking a chairlift to the top...

Sigh... Explain how taking a chairlift to the top of a MTB park, or a pickup up an access road, so you can ride back down is any more "good" for you than riding an e-mtb up the same sort of slope....
03-03-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By Happy Feet

and the e in e-mtb stands for electric. Both are...

and the e in e-mtb stands for electric. Both are bicycles.

Last year, before covid, I attended the Vancouver bicycle show. Over half of the exhibitors were e bike related. It wasn't the Vancouver...
03-03-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By Happy Feet

You need to go look at a modern Trek (for...

You need to go look at a modern Trek (for example) full suspension e-mtb. They are as much a mountain bike as any other modern bike is. They look and function just like the manual ones only with a...
03-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By Happy Feet

You guys are in serious danger of adopting the...

You guys are in serious danger of adopting the grumpy old curmudgeon label ;)

E mtbs are just another new technology that is coming along, like disc brakes and full suspension. Right now in Marin...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Happy Feet

And the modern version of that :) plus the...

And the modern version of that :)
plus the expanded version

http://i.imgur.com/rej1xi7l.jpg (https://imgur.com/rej1xi7)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47772442051_ef2c509060_b.jpg...
03-03-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By Happy Feet

Hahhah.. Don't do this because a bad thing...

Hahhah..
Don't do this because a bad thing might happen to you.
Has that bad thing happened to you?
No. But don't do this because a bad thing might happen to you.

e-mtbs are pretty common at...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting about the low hanging aspect. It has...

Interesting about the low hanging aspect. It has been many years since I have used larger panniers. I got away from them because of heel strike as I used converted mtbs with shorter chainstays than...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Happy Feet

Similarly, in my region there aren't any real...

Similarly, in my region there aren't any real snowmobile courses, just places where they, and atvs and anyone else who wants to, go. People are friendly out in the woods because it's wilderness and...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By Happy Feet

That is true! They could have made it a bit...

That is true! They could have made it a bit lower. It would be better for those smaller button type lights.

The light shown (AA battery powered) is like that a bit but I usually just have it...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Happy Feet

I did these two rides in the same day yesterday,...

I did these two rides in the same day yesterday, about 30 minutes drive apart.

http://i.imgur.com/b65Sq8Vh.jpg (https://imgur.com/b65Sq8V)

http://i.imgur.com/80agXPAh.jpg...
03-01-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't get it. Basically, swept flatbars with...

I don't get it. Basically, swept flatbars with bar ends mounted inboard. How much you paying for those?
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By Happy Feet

One solution is to mount the HB bag on a second...

One solution is to mount the HB bag on a second stem, sometimes known as an accessory stem. If it's steeply angled downward the HB bag will clear the flats where the interuptors are mounted.
...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By Happy Feet

Well... In post 33 dmeans was reviewing his...

Well... In post 33 dmeans was reviewing his Ortlieb bags, which included a matching HB bag, and noted one negative as not being able to mount his headlight. after that some alternatives were...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By Happy Feet

FWIW, the Carradice Carradry HB bag comes with a...

FWIW, the Carradice Carradry HB bag comes with a detachable headlight mount.

http://i.imgur.com/iPmVfvTh.jpg (https://imgur.com/iPmVfvT)
02-28-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Happy Feet

+3 for looking ahead. This really helps with...

+3 for looking ahead.

This really helps with setting the pedals up before the turn, especially in multiple turns, so the inside one is higher.

Also practicing using the front brake without...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 39,941
Posted By Happy Feet

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

http://i.imgur.com/NTZvMWrh.jpg (https://imgur.com/NTZvMWr)

http://i.imgur.com/CKnscyxh.jpg (https://imgur.com/CKnscyx)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 39,941
Posted By Happy Feet

I will add a couple of words about this pic. ...

I will add a couple of words about this pic.
The slope and rubble field directly above the bike are the Hope Slide, a landslide of 47 million tonnes of rock in 1965 that buried the hwy below and...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 39,941
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/4VGsPqTh.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/4VGsPqTh.jpg (https://imgur.com/4VGsPqT)



http://i.imgur.com/lIvBayKh.jpg (https://imgur.com/lIvBayK)
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
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: 619
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: 2,825
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: 47
Views: 1,774
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: 506
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: 52
Views: 1,746
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: 172
Views: 9,366
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: 1,343
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: 2,825
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: 906
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: 2,825
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: 17
Views: 586
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: 2,825
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: 1,043
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: 2,825
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: 2,825
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: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Happy Feet

That's an interesting site. Thanks :)

That's an interesting site. Thanks :)
02-18-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
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: 2,825
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: 586
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: 431
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: 1,004
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: 2,977
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: 1,004
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: 172
Views: 9,366
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: 2,977
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: 1,004
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: 231
Views: 39,941
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: 231
Views: 39,941
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: 231
Views: 39,941
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: 172
Views: 9,366
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: 172
Views: 9,366
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...
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