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Posted By Happy Feet

Pre covid I would pay about $100 - $120 ish for...

Pre covid I would pay about $100 - $120 ish for that sort of bike. With covid? I haven't been tracking prices lately but if its in good shape probably the price is about right.
04-23-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 594
Posted By Happy Feet

Rare, but not never. ...

Rare, but not never.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/04/20/wildlife-coyote-stanley-park/
...
04-23-21, 12:07 AM
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Views: 519
Posted By Happy Feet

All this talk of up hill riding had me get out...

All this talk of up hill riding had me get out the go pro and piece together some snippets from today's up and down ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5xqX9TyUFY

and the accompanying down...
04-21-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Happy Feet

At 57 I now say there are no freebies for falling...

At 57 I now say there are no freebies for falling off; I have to pay every time.

It's not unusual to show up Monday morning with bruises, scrapes, a tensor bandage and/or a limp while I help...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,145
Posted By Happy Feet

Ah.. I see the disconnect (I think). I wasn't...

Ah.. I see the disconnect (I think). I wasn't making a direct comparison perse. I was reading the review in the article and reflecting how close my own tent was, as a simple lightweight shelter in...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,145
Posted By Happy Feet

The link is in post 59, a bikepacking review....

The link is in post 59, a bikepacking review. There are prices near the end.

It's not a direct comparison of course, the rainbow is nominally 2 person and the Stormbreak is 1. It depends on what...
04-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Happy Feet

The enjoyment of riding up hill is two fold. One,...

The enjoyment of riding up hill is two fold. One, it's a condensed cardio workout. That's pretty basic. Two, it allows one to refine skill sets by tackling harder and harder terrain.

Mostly that's...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,145
Posted By Happy Feet

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll...

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll just throw out the North face Stormbreak 1 that I have. Fast pack weight of 1004gms at a cost of $169....
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,517
Posted By Happy Feet

In this case I would make my decisions based on...

In this case I would make my decisions based on traffic volume, based on mirrors. In light/no traffic I would probably ride in the center of the lane to avoid potholes and move right to the shoulder...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 244,782
Posted By Happy Feet

I would give the US the win for better scenery...

I would give the US the win for better scenery (for the most part). It seems the further south one travels the less trees there are and consequently more of the landscape can be seen.
...
04-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,174
Posted By Happy Feet

I have a 700c / 650b bike. Changing wheels takes...

I have a 700c / 650b bike. Changing wheels takes a minute.

700c 28mm road

http://i.imgur.com/wvTGSb9l.jpg (https://imgur.com/wvTGSb9)

650b 42mm gravel

http://i.imgur.com/rej1xi7l.jpg...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 08:33 AM
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Views: 244,782
Posted By Happy Feet

I've been into mountain biking this winter/spring...

I've been into mountain biking this winter/spring and so've been driving out to recreational areas (in the US you may call them BLM's) and doing overnight hub and spoke rides.
...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 08:24 AM
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Views: 244,782
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll "see" your Nebraska and raise you a...

I'll "see" your Nebraska and raise you a Saskatchewan :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47839893582_b19f0c8586_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fTrXDq)
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By Happy Feet

Recently I've been adding stans sealant to tubes...

Recently I've been adding stans sealant to tubes that have slow leaks, particularly my fat bike which was frustrating me to no end. Slow leak with no detected hole. Sealed right away. Our local...
04-18-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

I'd also say, for a lot of people who post here...

I'd also say, for a lot of people who post here looking for a mountain bike but in reality just want to ride some simple trails with the grandkids etc... a 10 year old mtb will do just fine. Not...
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,517
Posted By Happy Feet

I tour mainly in Western Canada and generally...

I tour mainly in Western Canada and generally follow hwys because they are often the only route available. We don't have a grid like infrastructure outside major metro areas. I don't mind them...
04-14-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Happy Feet

In my region (Whistler not withstanding) a large...

In my region (Whistler not withstanding) a large part of mtbing is the physical workout one gets riding up hill, particularly my local system where there is no ability to ferry bikes up. Somewhat a...
04-14-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,813
Posted By Happy Feet

I eat at McDonald's off and on when traveling. ...

I eat at McDonald's off and on when traveling. However, being a vegetarian, the only food choice really is the egg breakfast sandwich. Real egg, sourdough biscuit, processed cheese. Not a fan of...
04-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

Maybe people don't know new modern bikes are...

Maybe people don't know new modern bikes are better than older bikes? Really. Is there any more obvious and safe message than that.

Wonder how you would react if I posted into every modern bike...
04-14-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

Granted.. it was a pretty big parking lot. ...

Granted.. it was a pretty big parking lot.

http://i.imgur.com/Bj5Hmsgl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Bj5Hmsg)



The thing is, I don't really care what you "feel".
I come to the mtb sub forum to...
04-13-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Happy Feet

I am curious as well because the op says they...

I am curious as well because the op says they need new cables. Could be mechanical, not hydraulic, brakes.
04-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

I've ridden modern mtbs and older mtbs and have...

I've ridden modern mtbs and older mtbs and have fairly balanced view of their value both ways. Not a gap but rather a well rounded perspective. I see where some excel over others and where others do...
04-13-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

You've put a thousand miles into mountain biking...

You've put a thousand miles into mountain biking so far this year? Do tell. I distinctly remember you saying you didn't mountain bike in the winter.

Fwiw, I have been mtbing throughout the winter...
04-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

Meh... Why you spend so much time commenting on...

Meh...
Why you spend so much time commenting on bikes you obviously don't ride or like is a mystery. I guess the negativity feels like positivity somehow.
Hope you can get out and ride soon so it...
04-13-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

I'll take that with a grain of salt coming from a...

I'll take that with a grain of salt coming from a guy who in another thread admits he knows nothing about older mtbs.
04-12-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, to be fair, older mtbs did not suck at...

Well, to be fair, older mtbs did not suck at mountain biking; they were a great improvement over the other choices available.

Back in the day you had your choice between a 10 speed, a cruiser or a...
04-12-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Happy Feet

I will suggest a Bluto RL. Hopefully it will fit...

I will suggest a Bluto RL. Hopefully it will fit your Trek something or other.
04-12-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Happy Feet

Ya gotta tell us the bike so we have some idea...

Ya gotta tell us the bike so we have some idea what we're talking about.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,385
Posted By Happy Feet

Yay zombie thread! Again. For the truly...

Yay zombie thread! Again.

For the truly amphibious I got to thinking about a cf solo canoe trike.

Sealed bearing rear wheel in a well molded into the canoe body with slots for a belt drive....
04-09-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Happy Feet

Well... if you like the bike but feel it's a bit...

Well... if you like the bike but feel it's a bit too large you can easily try a shorter stem and/or slightly swept back bars. I run shorter stems all the time because I don't like being that far over...
04-09-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

Only sort of. Like road bikes and racing...

Only sort of.

Like road bikes and racing design, mountain bike changes are being driven by the extreme edge of the spectrum in terms of frame design, gearing, suspension and braking. That is a...
04-09-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

I am not familiar with the Yeti but some bikes...

I am not familiar with the Yeti but some bikes from that era, while looking similar to others, had far lighter frames and component materials.
The whole reason I bought my Marin at the time was...
04-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Happy Feet

One thing I have learned from diving clubs is...

One thing I have learned from diving clubs is don't assume any role for participants safety. No "bike" safety checks or rules about helmets etc...

Once you assume a role for safety you assume the...
04-06-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Happy Feet

Another day, another ride. ...

Another day, another ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUq8Ameb7I
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Happy Feet

To answer the second question first. 26" and 650b...

To answer the second question first. 26" and 650b are not interchangeable tires, the rim size is different. 650b is a larger rim diameter. Sometimes people swap rims but this will usually only work...
04-05-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Happy Feet

:) I was curious, and am a fellow cheesehead...

:)

I was curious, and am a fellow cheesehead myself, but still.. $799 usd is currently $1005 cad. So, $50 less than msrp for a used bike with no warranty.
04-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Happy Feet

What am I missing? The link you provided lists...

What am I missing? The link you provided lists the msrp at $799. So... $150 over that.
04-04-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

Any sense upgrading an old bike? Depends what...

Any sense upgrading an old bike?
Depends what you do with it.

http://i.imgur.com/hjTpxuLl.jpg (https://imgur.com/hjTpxuL)

Yesterdays ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9vrbDBphEQ&t=2s
04-01-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

I think it's just a disconnect that occurs when...

I think it's just a disconnect that occurs when you have a wide forum with enthusiasts who come from different angles.

If one could take muscle car fans as a "loose" analogy:

You have some who...
04-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

I had the opposite brake issue. For years I've...

I had the opposite brake issue. For years I've had a disc compatible wheelset but no frames with caliper mounts. When I got the Bomber fork, which has disc mounts, I was like "finally, I can put a...
04-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

If you like the bike, and it fits, just do what...

If you like the bike, and it fits, just do what is needed for now and wait until some deals come along.

Its a bit of a rabbithole if you want all new all at once.

The saddle is easy as it is...
04-01-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

Kinda what I hope the Op clarifies. mountain...

Kinda what I hope the Op clarifies.

mountain biking and mountain bikes mean different things to different people. Some ride very technical trails and need a certain degree of bike for that while...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,550
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm confused. Did you cram down 5000 - 6000...

I'm confused. Did you cram down 5000 - 6000 calories or 1000?
03-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

I've been riding this 92 Marin Pine Mountain...

I've been riding this 92 Marin Pine Mountain lately. Originally rigid, I picked it up at a thrift shop for $50. At the time, all I knew as it was very light and had good components. all it needed...
03-31-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

I know what a winter bike is but what do you mean...

I know what a winter bike is but what do you mean by loner? Do you plan to mountain bike with this bike, and if so, what type of trails do you see yourself riding?
03-31-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

So now saying one needs to know what type of...

So now saying one needs to know what type of riding a person wants to do before suggesting which bike might be suitable is a silly parameter?

​​just.. wow.

I suppose that's very easy when the...
03-31-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Happy Feet

I agree with most of the above - unless it is...

I agree with most of the above - unless it is special to you for some reason.

Fixing up an older bike is one thing, the key being older parts are usually cheaper so it remains a budget build. Not...
03-31-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

I know it was his bike. That's why I posted it...

I know it was his bike. That's why I posted it for clarification.

As to the rest - condescension duly noted. You consider the Op's bike a pig.

Fwiw, On the forum I still try to work with...
03-31-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

He has the bike, he has done the upgrades except...

He has the bike, he has done the upgrades except for a broken fork. He wants to replace the fork. You're advice is buy a new bike. What does he do with the money invested in his current bike? Try to...
03-31-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Happy Feet

No it's not that difficult. He didn't...

No it's not that difficult.

He didn't describe the type of riding he does, so how can you tell if his bike is or isn't good enough? Crystal ball?
He also has invested in those upgrades on the...
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