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10-04-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By MarcusT

Morning; mtb. Afternoon; road

Morning; mtb.
Afternoon; road
10-04-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,547
Posted By MarcusT

Not so much. I have a fatty and a 2.8" FS. and...

Not so much.
I have a fatty and a 2.8" FS. and there are some gnarly hills with loose gravel and slippery roots that are handled better with the fatty. Not to mention the sand, the snow and wet...
10-03-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,547
Posted By MarcusT

So, be sure to bring enough bikes with you.

So, be sure to bring enough bikes with you.
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By MarcusT

I had the same problem with the front racks. The...

I had the same problem with the front racks. The weld on the dropouts for the LHT is so inconvenient.
I forget which Tubus I have, but on the weld in the middle it has a tapped hole to mount fenders
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,344
Posted By MarcusT

Bar ends? On drop bars? Or are you talking...

Bar ends? On drop bars?
Or are you talking about the 90's MTB version?
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,344
Posted By MarcusT

As far as Trek goes, they are the most...

As far as Trek goes, they are the most distributed bikes in the world. There should not be a problem for parts or repairs, unless you're in the middle of no where or countries with no running water....
10-01-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,547
Posted By MarcusT

Might get better replies from the Fat Bike forum....

Might get better replies from the Fat Bike forum.
My patented adage:
Mtb is good for single track, fat bike is good for no track.
Though I use it for almost anything
09-30-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By MarcusT

Gloves do not help too much with the numbness....

Gloves do not help too much with the numbness. That is a nerve thing. Good hand position should avoid most numbness.
09-30-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By MarcusT

I went with a fat bike and am having much more...

I went with a fat bike and am having much more fun than I ever did with my MTB. No shredding involved
09-30-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By MarcusT

The issue I have with Giant, is they use odd...

The issue I have with Giant, is they use odd (proprietary?) sized components. On my MTB, they have a 30.8mm seat post, which can be difficult to find a replacement.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By MarcusT

It's rare when I go fast. I don't take trails, I...

It's rare when I go fast. I don't take trails, I blaze my way across beaches, river beds and forests.
For those with fatties, it's not a criticism it's a fact of life. Big, wide tires with low psi...
09-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By MarcusT

That may be it's only attribute. As a lubricant,...

That may be it's only attribute. As a lubricant, I don't care for it at all.
09-25-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By MarcusT

My bike came with 760mm bar, which were fine for...

My bike came with 760mm bar, which were fine for downhill, but long treks going up, my shoulders felt like they were going to pop out. I cut them to 700mm and that fixed the problem.

P.S. My...
Forum: Touring
09-25-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By MarcusT

:thumb:

:thumb:
09-22-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.amazon.com/Wake-Adjustable-Mountain-Ha...

https://www.amazon.com/Wake-Adjustable-Mountain-Handlebar-Lightweight/dp/B07BFPKMCY/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=adjustable+stem&qid=1569211211&sr=8-4

The flat bars themselves actually reduce the reach, so...
Forum: Touring
09-21-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,089
Posted By MarcusT

Avoid sex, politics and religion, and start a...

Avoid sex, politics and religion, and start a conversation. Weather, what lay ahead or what lay behind
09-19-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By MarcusT

Class 3 as in smooth and gravel surfaces?

Class 3 as in smooth and gravel surfaces?
Forum: Fatbikes
09-18-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By MarcusT

It's difficult to justify spending more on...

It's difficult to justify spending more on upgrades than what the bike cost new.
I would suggest sell (or return) the bike and take the money you would have spent on upgrades to buy a high end, used...
09-18-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By MarcusT

Check out these previous threads ...

Check out these previous threads


https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1171297-trek-520-kona-sutra-surly-disc-trucker-salsa-marrakesh.html
...
09-18-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By MarcusT

105 parts are much more expensive than Sora parts.

105 parts are much more expensive than Sora parts.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-17-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By MarcusT

I guess it depends on which fat bike you have....

I guess it depends on which fat bike you have. Maybe everything, maybe just the bar grips.
On my mid range; tires, saddle, grips, pedals
09-17-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By MarcusT

I tried bar, chest and head. Head mounted offers...

I tried bar, chest and head. Head mounted offers the best view, even if you look a little dorky.
09-12-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure if you need a new bike to ride on the...

Not sure if you need a new bike to ride on the road. You could just get some narrower, low profile tires for your Trek.
If you are convinced you need a new bike, then be sure to try them out first....
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By MarcusT

You can tour on anything you like, just be aware...

You can tour on anything you like, just be aware of the limitations of your bike of choice.
A road bike has lighter wheels and tires, so certain road surfaces can leave you on foot. Even though...
09-11-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,338
Posted By MarcusT

The body takes time to get into activity mode. I...

The body takes time to get into activity mode. I know in my first 10-20 mins, I am easily winded, but then the muscles and lungs start to "pump up" and the riding gets easier. 2 miles is not enough...
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By MarcusT

If it was a long trip (week or more) I would say;...

If it was a long trip (week or more) I would say; do the trip. But being an over-nighter, if you have a normal work week job you can do those anytime. Riding in the rain sucks, but staying in a tarp...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-10-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By MarcusT

What did you end up going with?

What did you end up going with?
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By MarcusT

What touring gear do they offer? I did not see...

What touring gear do they offer?
I did not see anything bike related
09-09-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By MarcusT

Get work at an LBS, even part time. There is no...

Get work at an LBS, even part time. There is no substitute for hands on experience and observation.
It's not just about fixing bikes, it's about a successful business.
09-02-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By MarcusT

My "click" was driving me crazy, after hours of...

My "click" was driving me crazy, after hours of removing, re-installing, I discovered it was my shoe lace tips hitting the crank. :bang:
08-29-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By MarcusT

If the FD came with the bike: Go back to the...

If the FD came with the bike: Go back to the basics. Loosen the cable and adjust your high/low. Re-adjust your height and alignment (google, just to make sure, you're doing it right). Not all FDs are...
08-29-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By MarcusT

There was a time when Cinelli made up half of a...

There was a time when Cinelli made up half of a great bike (regardless of brand) They made the lugs for the frame, the seat post, handlebar and stem. I had one and compared to today's anonymous...
08-28-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,923
Posted By MarcusT

Being a smart consumer means getting your money's...

Being a smart consumer means getting your money's worth, which can be very subjective.
Many people (myself) do not buy certain things thinking of resale value. I expect to keep my bikes until they...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-28-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,541
Posted By MarcusT

I have a fatty and have tried a gravel bike. I...

I have a fatty and have tried a gravel bike. I much prefer the fatty and don't really see the purpose of a gravel bike, unless it's to fill that really small gap in your bike line up or because it's...
08-28-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By MarcusT

That's quite a difference in fork rake. Be very...

That's quite a difference in fork rake. Be very careful doing the speed tests
08-28-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,923
Posted By MarcusT

Somebody has to buy it new or there would not be...

Somebody has to buy it new or there would not be used to buy later.
I have bought new and I've bought used and...
If I can afford it I will buy new
08-26-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,015
Posted By MarcusT

$500 to fix up a 25 yr old, mid range bike and...

$500 to fix up a 25 yr old, mid range bike and you are homeless?
I hope that bike has a lot of sentimental value
Forum: Fatbikes
08-25-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By MarcusT

Presently using a rack that clamps on the seat...

Presently using a rack that clamps on the seat post. it can hold up to 22lbs. No complaints
08-20-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,539
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: 21
Views: 1,042
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: 47
Views: 2,412
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: 18
Views: 1,234
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: 1,474
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: 2,010
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: 1,474
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: 1,474
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: 1,206
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: 407
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: 1,206
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: 1,615
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.
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