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10-16-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,771
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh. I thought posture defined athletic prowess...

Oh. I thought posture defined athletic prowess and commitment.

As Lance would say: It's all about the bike.
10-16-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,771
Posted By Happy Feet

Tsk tsk. I'm going to mention this to the next...

Tsk tsk. I'm going to mention this to the next full suspension downhill mtbr I see.
10-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 883
Posted By Happy Feet

It was a good day to swim with salmon last year...

It was a good day to swim with salmon last year :)

This year I got a little skunked on salmon shots but did a couple of good ones in a small tributary. Again, same camera, no flash natural light:...
10-15-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,525
Posted By Happy Feet

I could see that. Perhaps a solid wheel then...

I could see that. Perhaps a solid wheel then drilled to allow air flow so there isn't cross wind blocking, like CF aero spokes. Solves broke spoke issues too. One has to say, tubeless car tire design...
10-14-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 883
Posted By Happy Feet

Echo this. I have a TG - 4 and use it for bike...

Echo this. I have a TG - 4 and use it for bike trips and diving (to 50'). Shoots super macro and slow motion video. JPEG or RAW for better post processing Very happy with it.

When it packs it in...
10-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Happy Feet

Thank you Kurt :) Gotta say, this is what I...

Thank you Kurt :)

Gotta say, this is what I like about this hobby. As well as an outlet for my physical, artistic and (meager) mechanical skills, every time I tuck into a new rebuild I learn...
10-13-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Happy Feet

Boy, you can tell a lot from a photo! Too...

Boy, you can tell a lot from a photo!

Too late to take pics tonight but...

No markings on either rim set.

The front is a regular mtb 26" rim, hence my idea that the Pasela's might fit.
...
10-13-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Happy Feet

Learning something new every day. They are...

Learning something new every day.

They are 559. Just read up about the older 590 650a designation. Never thought about it as I assumed 26" was 26".

Thanks :)
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,392
Views: 2,064,865
Posted By Happy Feet

Watch out, it's addicting!

Watch out, it's addicting!
10-13-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Happy Feet

1948 Raleigh Sports Model Rebuild with slight conundrum

Started working on a 1948 Raleigh yesterday and have run into a slight conundrum as to what to do about the wheelset. But first:

As purchased
...
10-13-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Happy Feet

Hah, 3alarmer beat me to ssome of the links :) ...

Hah, 3alarmer beat me to ssome of the links :)

Wonderful bike!

From the 5 digit serial number ending in RA I would think 1955 forward according to convention 3 on this site: Raleigh Serial...
10-13-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,525
Posted By Happy Feet

I think tubeless technology is running parallel...

I think tubeless technology is running parallel to solid tire technology and may eclipse it, the way vhs beat out beta and lost to disc.

I do see an area where a semi solid tire could be useful....
10-12-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By Happy Feet

Dawn dish soap. Nice bikes!

Dawn dish soap.

Nice bikes!
10-12-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By Happy Feet

Reg'd number on older Raleigh chainrings

A question about Heron head chainrings if I may.

Started working on my 48 sports model when I noticed the stamp on the inside of the chainring: Reg'd 46645 48
I assume the 48 is the tooth count....
10-12-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,771
Posted By Happy Feet

What a saint., out there trying to save the world...

What a saint., out there trying to save the world from itself.

This is Bike Forums, an internet discussion group where everyone just shares their opinion. People with campaigns become tedious...
10-12-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,682
Posted By Happy Feet

No shocks (yet). It replaces my old 26r that I...

No shocks (yet). It replaces my old 26r that I did throw a suspension fork on. It works ok but the geometry is not as good for climbing.
...
10-12-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,682
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh.. I dunno. Descending as fast as you can trail...

Oh.. I dunno. Descending as fast as you can trail running single track can be pretty edge of your seat in the moment stuff.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7816/32466289087_0cac6ba100_c.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,054
Posted By Happy Feet

Loaded on my fat bike I hit 50kph, which sounds...

Loaded on my fat bike I hit 50kph, which sounds better than 30mph.

Unloaded my buddy clocked 72kph down from the Coquihalla summit. 1:16 of this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTG3cOseO3E
10-11-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,844
Posted By Happy Feet

Curiosity engaged. I would say, the general...

Curiosity engaged.

I would say, the general forum can be a bit silly at times, as you have a wide mix of cyclists viewing. If the technology is specific to one branch, such as mountain biking or...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,141
Posted By Happy Feet

I have to say I don't carry dedicated wire...

I have to say I don't carry dedicated wire cutters on a tour either. For my older bikes I carry a small needle nose pliers that has a cutter on it but other than that no. The list of other tools you...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 572
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know what all the hub bub is about. ...

I don't know what all the hub bub is about.
Remarkably similar to my packing list when sallying forth and I have never been accused of being a dandy.

"Spot on" I say!
10-09-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't think anyone can answer the question...

I don't think anyone can answer the question honestly. It's a "try it and see what happens" proposition. It's like asking how many holes you can drill in your frame to lose weight. My answer would be...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,141
Posted By Happy Feet

Well.. I'm glad we got that sorted out.

Well.. I'm glad we got that sorted out.
10-08-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By Happy Feet

Vive la' bull moose! 84 Diamondback...

Vive la' bull moose!

84 Diamondback Ridgerunner.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4474/37533428476_c05f0e669d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZbGCDb)

...
10-07-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

Here's a comparison between a trail bike and a...

Here's a comparison between a trail bike and a fat bike. Times breakdown starts at 4:30. Sort of blows the whole "fat bikes are slow" BS out of the water.
...
10-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

Are you suggesting 24mph sustained on a full...

Are you suggesting 24mph sustained on a full suspension mtb with downhill knobbies. I find that hard to believe - especially if you are at the same time suggesting fast riders can only do 17 on...
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Happy Feet

I made this light bar for a strap on headlight...

I made this light bar for a strap on headlight once out of PVC.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4655/39249267284_a60e54bc5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22NjKJU)

...
10-06-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By Happy Feet

1992 KHS Montana Comp. ...

1992 KHS Montana Comp.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4890/45901304252_c1ce2ecda7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cW9bzs)

https://live.staticflickr.com/1772/42195183400_3ca9967449_c.jpg...
10-04-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know why anyone would just dislike a bike...

I don't know why anyone would just dislike a bike and I have no desire to push one over the other, just detailing what I have found beneficial with mine, which I bought used for $700. Not really...
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

When discussing it would be good to know what...

When discussing it would be good to know what type of fat bike and/or tires people are refering to as sometimes the default reference is to a cheap, heavy steel brand with heavy clunky tires. Yes,...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By Happy Feet

So many almost might have been close encounters...

So many almost might have been close encounters here. Could be a real eye opener about the realities of touring for some folks.
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By Happy Feet

Well by golly, your remembrance of the southern...

Well by golly, your remembrance of the southern train route reminds me of another story...

In 1988 or 89 I lived in Banff as a climbing bum and decided to return to my hometown for the summer to...
10-03-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

The bike you choose should open up the path of...

The bike you choose should open up the path of possibility and allow you the freedom to go where you want to go.
All I can say is so far this bike has delivered on that potential.

...
10-03-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

I would agree that a good fat bike weight and...

I would agree that a good fat bike weight and tire quality wise vs a cheap one makes a world of difference. Before I got a good deal on my fat bike I was eyeing a 29" x 3" ECR which I think would be...
10-03-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

No not really.. but in any case, are you carrying...

No not really.. but in any case, are you carrying two bikes on your rides?

The point was that I enjoy having a style of bike that allows for a wide variety of off road conditions. Any "one"...
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By Happy Feet

Awkward. I once boarded a train to Jasper...

Awkward.

I once boarded a train to Jasper from Vancouver with plans to ride back down the Yellowhead Hwy. I booked economy and it took nearly 24 hours to make the journey but the seats were large...
10-02-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By Happy Feet

Depends on what you want to do with it. If...

Depends on what you want to do with it.

If you are just downhilling, a full squish mtb will be better.
If you are just riding groomed gravel, an all roads adventure bike will be better.
If you...
10-02-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

No idea of the manufacturer. It has bolt on seat...

No idea of the manufacturer. It has bolt on seat stays and pressed dropouts so not that fancy. As you note, the Resilion hubs stopped being produced in 1961 so I guess around that time. No date...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 120,082
Posted By Happy Feet

Isn't it funny. I like the way you capture people...

Isn't it funny. I like the way you capture people is "life" moments, something I rarely do :)
10-02-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm ok either way. This is the left over FD...

I'm ok either way.

This is the left over FD shifter from another build, an 84 Diamondback Ridgerunner. I also made it 1x.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4456/37323521980_eecec21488_c.jpg...
10-01-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By Happy Feet

Also, wait to see what the bearings look like...

Also, wait to see what the bearings look like after a little bath in wd40.
Sometimes old dried grease makes them feel rough but they turn out to be in good shape.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By Happy Feet

What I am finding is that it is a good cross over...

What I am finding is that it is a good cross over bike between a downhill mtb that sucks to ride any distance and a road oriented bike that bogs in loose or gnarly terrain. With the tires pumped up...
09-30-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorta like this: ...

Sorta like this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4918/45002057715_ffff4628df_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2byFiUP)
09-29-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,532
Posted By Happy Feet

What's the motivation behind the urgent need to...

What's the motivation behind the urgent need to identify a bike you haven't had for like.. 32 years?
Did you see a listing on Craigslist and wonder if it's yours?
09-29-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

The filter is for a salt water aquarium. The...

The filter is for a salt water aquarium.

The Atlantic wasn't all that exotic. It was actually a department store "Woodwards" brand model. What was fun was learning about the Resilion kick back 2...
09-28-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

Looks like I have the more cosmopolitan 998 ;)

Looks like I have the more cosmopolitan 998 ;)
09-28-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

You have to let it cure beyond tacky stage and...

You have to let it cure beyond tacky stage and then it gives a clear hard coating that retains some shine. I like it to preserve the patina but inhibit rust.

Over the last few years I've been...
09-28-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,519
Posted By Happy Feet

Winter is coming... ...

Winter is coming...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48811800196_86c671981c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnkeC1)


Today I rode a section of the Kettle Valley Railway out of Hope BC through...
09-28-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

I have used boiled linseed oil before with good...

I have used boiled linseed oil before with good results.

After a great ride I came home to some sunshine so I hung the frame and treated it to a top coat of BLO. Pretty anti climactic but it's the...
09-28-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Happy Feet

That's why I decided to keep these on the bike...

That's why I decided to keep these on the bike (besides already having a fenderless fixed gear). They are quite solid aluminum and mounted with strong stays. No vibration when riding.

Almost from...
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