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06-15-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,996
Posted By Happy Feet

Here's a neat video of a guy who travels around...

Here's a neat video of a guy who travels around the world visiting the shops of Brooks, Campy, Chris King etc... building his grail bike. If you added up the travel costs, easily 10k.
...
06-15-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,045
Posted By Happy Feet

Check to see if there was an Italian race team...

Check to see if there was an Italian race team around...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Happy Feet

Ziptie or otherwise attach a short piece of broom...

Ziptie or otherwise attach a short piece of broom handle across the rails.
That's the preferred Tweedy method.
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Happy Feet

Bike, Hike, Dive, Kayak, Run... At 55 I'm more...

Bike, Hike, Dive, Kayak, Run... At 55 I'm more active than most guys half my age. My main problem in life is scheduling all the stuff I want to do.
...
06-14-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, after trying a few ideas today I discovered...

Well, after trying a few ideas today I discovered a great solution that did not involve drilling the frame. It seems my Blackburn cargo cage has three slots that line up with three loops in my...
06-14-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Happy Feet

you should post in the touring sub forum.. one...

you should post in the touring sub forum.. one above this one.
06-13-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,996
Posted By Happy Feet

I guess there are two ways to look at it. ...

I guess there are two ways to look at it.

From a luxury item/want perspective who's to say how much some one should spend. People buy $50,000 watches when a $100 Timex will do. Some people live...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,234
Posted By Happy Feet

A couple of weeks ago on a ride in Manning ...

A couple of weeks ago on a ride in Manning

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47990349238_0078d58f61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g7K5Ss)


I tour in bear country all the time and we have bears...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-12-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Happy Feet

Free diving with a fat bike I plan to sew a...

Free diving with a fat bike

I plan to sew a couple of panniers to hold the fins down the road

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48052744588_7a3272bb74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gdfSQm)
06-12-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Happy Feet

Drilling aluminum top tube for riv nuts

I have a fat bike with a tapered top tube that I am considering putting a bottle cage on.
The tube is tapered so hose clamps won't hold over time and I am thinking of either rubber straps (not sure...
06-12-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,761
Posted By Happy Feet

That was awesome! Especially the start when the...

That was awesome!
Especially the start when the one rider wipes out and can't stop sliding down the course :)
06-12-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,761
Posted By Happy Feet

For the defense I offer exhibit A. It's 39...

For the defense I offer exhibit A.

It's 39 minutes long. You may thing "I can't watch all that". but you will.. you will...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpnh6yLj_OA


I run an exercise...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Feet

I plan on getting/making a trailer for it so I...

I plan on getting/making a trailer for it so I can haul a tank and gear. Tonight I went free diving with it, putting my wetsuit and fins in my backpack which worked ok but the fins (about 3 feet...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-11-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Happy Feet

Bamboo bike? ...

Bamboo bike?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR2WGhik3BI
Forum: Fatbikes
06-10-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Happy Feet

Some Spanish guys surfing ...

Some Spanish guys surfing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n1coNGxa5I
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. This bike was ok but the tires can't cut...

Yep. This bike was ok but the tires can't cut mushy stuff like snow or sand.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7846/46394047684_45619aa691_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dFFC2S)


You can see some of...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-10-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Happy Feet

All the things you can do with a Fat Bike

Seems slow in here for new ideas so I thought I'd start a thread for all the applications people have found for their fat bikes. Pics are encouraged.
Some people bike and fish, gravel race, downhill...
06-10-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By Happy Feet

Funny but I was thinking about this very thing...

Funny but I was thinking about this very thing yesterday.

My thinking is that it does not matter at all when you eat as far as fat storage goes, as long as you do not over eat, because you do not...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By Happy Feet

Eek, even worse if so. I'm not sure as I...

Eek, even worse if so.

I'm not sure as I don't cyclocross but it seems there was a similar thread in the gravel section about this mid range 1x gearing....
Forum: Fatbikes
06-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Happy Feet

Ready for touring ...

Ready for touring

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48033368463_528bd54e68_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gbxyZe)
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By Happy Feet

I would also agree the 1x with that gearing is...

I would also agree the 1x with that gearing is not optimal for touring. From the pics it looks around 11/36 with a 32 or 36 chainring (aprox).

I ride a 1x with similar gearing as a commuter /...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Feet

Funny link! In the article he talks about the...

Funny link! In the article he talks about the frame that folded because the braking flexed the tire into the downtube. Today I mounted the rack and went for a ride and noticed the rear brake rubbing...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Feet

I expected a sluggish ride too as I planned to...

I expected a sluggish ride too as I planned to buy a Gravity bullseye and upgrade components from my own supplies. They have cheap heavy tires and apparently tires make a lot of difference for fat...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Happy Feet

New off road rig and consolidation ideas

Some ideas about flexible systems:

Over the last while I've been thinking of down sizing my fleet because I want to move and build a smaller house so I've been looking at my touring/riding needs...
06-08-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Happy Feet

Uh oh... gravel just got better. Old ...

Uh oh... gravel just got better.

Old
https://live.staticflickr.com/7858/46481527204_f772c7099b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPpYDs)


New...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Happy Feet

A funny thing about CL. I had negotiated a price...

A funny thing about CL. I had negotiated a price and was ready to pull the trigger on two different fat bikes by Tuesday, pending a trial to see how they fit (one was medium, the other large). I...
06-08-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,006
Posted By Happy Feet

It sometimes helps to flip the script to see...

It sometimes helps to flip the script to see another perspective.

If a wife who was done raising kids wanted to take up a hobby that had the side benefit of being healthy for her, but required a...
06-08-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,006
Posted By Happy Feet

As some have said, I think people need to be...

As some have said, I think people need to be honest with themselves as to what they have as intrinsic life goals and work to explain those to their spouses. Hopefully before marriage but also...
06-07-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,408
Posted By Happy Feet

Kilo 6 is that you? Don't answer, just key the...

Kilo 6 is that you? Don't answer, just key the mike twice. I'm pretty sure the mods are using something to backdoor your IP.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Happy Feet

I see what's up now. First time thinking about...

I see what's up now. First time thinking about fat bike dimensions.
So you run a second wheelset, in my case 27.5s.
Is it a pita to build a fat bike hub onto that rim size? In this case 135 front...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-06-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Happy Feet

If you're paying I'm all over it.

If you're paying I'm all over it.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-06-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Happy Feet

Running plus tires on a fat rim

Considering a fat bike Bullseye Gravity Monster that has 80mm rims and comes with studded VeeRubber tires. I'm looking at swapping those out for winter use and running a summer tire but want...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,139
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't think we disagree. I was just...

I don't think we disagree. I was just illustrating that some conditions may make people favour one system over the other. I know lot's of mtb'rs who ride clipless for foot control.

My friend...
06-04-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By Happy Feet

When you put the rear wheel back on it may not...

When you put the rear wheel back on it may not have seated in the same position as before so that the derailer is behaving normally but the cassette is off track.
If that's not it.
Make sure you...
06-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By Happy Feet

Decisions.. decisions. To change the rear...

Decisions.. decisions.

To change the rear end you need a new cassette and derailer but, with a 10-46 that's a pretty big range.

If you stay with Praxis I see they only offer a 50/34 double...
06-03-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, if it's this bike:...

Well, if it's this bike: https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/bikes/road-bikes/cyclocross-bikes/crockett/crockett-5-disc/p/23092/ with an 11/32 cassette and 40T crank that's not a lot of gear ratio. I...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,087
Posted By Happy Feet

Some emoji's would be nice too... ...

Some emoji's would be nice too...



Sure. It's their website and they define their motivation as they see it.

Not every vegan is a card carrying member of that "Vegan Society".

From...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,087
Posted By Happy Feet

We are all where we are along the spectrum of...

We are all where we are along the spectrum of understanding. It's ok. I'm not really that interested in semantic intellectual debates.

For myself, I'm glad I made the decision I did when I did. It...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,087
Posted By Happy Feet

Sure. But by that reasoning you are implying you...

Sure. But by that reasoning you are implying you do not wish to grow as a person beyond the level of an instinctive animal. If a male bear wishes to impregnate a sow with cub he will often kill her...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,087
Posted By Happy Feet

Clearly? Just because some vegans choose to...

Clearly?

Just because some vegans choose to follow that diet regime for ethical reasons does not mean being vegan is a solely ethical decision. Some may choose to do so for health reasons with no...
06-02-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't think anything that doesn't have ankle...

I don't think anything that doesn't have ankle gaiters should be marketed as gravel shoes.
06-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Happy Feet

Youzah! that's a cassette :)

Youzah! that's a cassette :)
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,139
Posted By Happy Feet

We haven't even broached lubricant for clipless...

We haven't even broached lubricant for clipless pedals yet... buckle up.
06-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By Happy Feet

After a couple of hours up it was time for some...

After a couple of hours up it was time for some fun down the switchbacks. My arms are a little red from burning on reentry. Somewhere, a guy in a pickup is wondering what blew by him.

Stopping to...
06-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By Happy Feet

Ride report with Pics - Manning Park

In the quest for suffering I went further afield today to find a hill worth climbing and set my sights on the Sub Alpine trailhead at Manning Park. Manning is about 200Km's from Vancouver BC on the...
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,139
Posted By Happy Feet

Efficiency can also be seen in different ways. ...

Efficiency can also be seen in different ways.

The GCN guys are testing efficiency in terms of maximum wattage output in a controlled setting for a short period of time. As I said before, for long...
06-01-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,395
Posted By Happy Feet

Nalgene 1.5L ...

Nalgene 1.5L

https://live.staticflickr.com/4214/35847934075_7ca78b4cdf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WBL2ST)
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By Happy Feet

If you go with changing cassettes and chain rings...

If you go with changing cassettes and chain rings just make sure not to cross chain.

Riding large up front and low rear will stretch out your derailer and possible jam it.

My default is:
...
05-31-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,736
Posted By Happy Feet

Man you guys are fast! I allocate a full 10...

Man you guys are fast!

I allocate a full 10 minutes just for the initial cursing, not including actual cursing while working.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,095
Posted By Happy Feet

I have used several tents over the years and have...

I have used several tents over the years and have done well with cheap ones. As someone mentioned, wind protection mostly has to do with how well you stake a tent down if you have a full fly.

My...
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