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Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By MarcusT

Ditto, except, a definite yes on the chain tool. ...

Ditto, except, a definite yes on the chain tool.

Not wanting to knock brands, but have had 2 brand new Shimano chains snap on me. Switched to KMC and never had a problem.
If you have rim brakes,...
07-15-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By MarcusT

I am always worried how some lubes will affect...

I am always worried how some lubes will affect the plastic housing and such. I use silicon oil, about as inert as you can get
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By MarcusT

Go as cheap as you can. If your finances are...

Go as cheap as you can. If your finances are limited, give up luxury or trying to look like a pro tourer.
Scavenge anything you can, then try a few tours. If you like it, then you can start to...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By MarcusT

Some of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in...

Some of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in purchasing is; buying only because it was a great price
07-09-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By MarcusT

I am going to be the cold voice of reason: The...

I am going to be the cold voice of reason:
The bike may have sentimental value, but in the end it was a factory made, anonymous bike that you just happened to purchase.
Now, if it were a custom...
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By MarcusT

I was one of the lucky ones where it felt comfy...

I was one of the lucky ones where it felt comfy right out of the box
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By MarcusT

I hear ya. I saw the Tubus' once at a bike show,...

I hear ya. I saw the Tubus' once at a bike show, so really did not check them out, but the way people on the net rave about them, I thought they would help me conquer the world. :p
In the end, they...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,066
Posted By MarcusT

I like taking the tablet. It is more convenient...

I like taking the tablet. It is more convenient for end of the day reading, photo editing and surfing, but if I don't have enough room or no place to charge it, I have no problem leaving it behind.
06-27-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,942
Posted By MarcusT

Tire pressure changes a lot on Fat bikes. Where...

Tire pressure changes a lot on Fat bikes. Where off trail might use 6 psi, road could be up to 22 psi.
Physics will make it slower, but not much more so than a plus tire.
The tire itself can also...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-26-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,496
Posted By MarcusT

One question: How did you get the bike to stand...

One question:
How did you get the bike to stand by itself? I see no prop
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By MarcusT

When you say "building a tourer", do you mean...

When you say "building a tourer", do you mean building a bike from the frame up or adding racks to an existing bike?

I built up an LHT this past winter and going with what is "hot" was more...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,404
Posted By MarcusT

The tent weight seems fine, the mattress...

The tent weight seems fine, the mattress however...
Not only for it's weight, but the fact that 2 people sleeping on the same air mattress is trouble because each time one person moves or rolls...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By MarcusT

For long rides I wear 5-10s. For short day trips,...

For long rides I wear 5-10s. For short day trips, I'll wear outdoor trainers. Like the Merrill Crossover.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-24-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By MarcusT

I find it strange that the tire rubs against the...

I find it strange that the tire rubs against the derailleur and not the chain stay.
Is it possible your BB axle is too short or reversed?
06-24-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,500
Posted By MarcusT

I like flats because: You can move your feet...

I like flats because:
You can move your feet around. After a few hours of riding, the same position can be annoying.
With wide platform pedals you can use any footwear you want, even flip flops...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-20-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By MarcusT

What he said

What he said
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By MarcusT

I brought an action cam on one tour. Between...

I brought an action cam on one tour. Between turning off and on, switching out batteries constantly, by mid-trip it was in my bag.
I keep my compact camera on my belt and pull it out when needed.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By MarcusT

If you're looking for only Surly parts, that may...

If you're looking for only Surly parts, that may be true, but there are still many other choices out there that should fit your bike.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,845
Posted By MarcusT

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips,...

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips, so I cannot vouch for the battery, but it is plenty bright
...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.amazon.com/Schwalbe-6010-Airmax-Pressu...

https://www.amazon.com/Schwalbe-6010-Airmax-Pressure-Gauge/dp/B0025TYV7M/ref=sr_1_1?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1560485083&refinements=p_89%3ASCHWALBE&rnid=2528832011&s=automotive&sr=1-1

This one does the...
06-13-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By MarcusT

Before you installed the new pads, did you push...

Before you installed the new pads, did you push the pistons back? This helps self adjust with the new thickness
Forum: Europe
06-13-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,625
Posted By MarcusT

Have You checked European sources? Like: Bike...

Have You checked European sources?
Like:
Bike 24
Bike-discount
Chain Reaction cycles
Bike-components
Wiggle
06-12-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By MarcusT

Good suggestion. There is even a biodegradabile...

Good suggestion. There is even a biodegradabile chainsaw oil
06-11-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By MarcusT

The bike is new, so I am going to stick with...

The bike is new, so I am going to stick with original spec. The price for resin pads is cheap enough where I don't mind changing them out every couple months.
I was hoping to hear about after market...
06-11-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,660
Posted By MarcusT

I use silicone spray to clean. For a chain it...

I use silicone spray to clean. For a chain it does not last long and for wet, not at all.
I am also fed up with over priced chain lubes that either collect grime like a magnet or don't last a...
06-11-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By MarcusT

I am 230lbs, road conditions are normal off road,...

I am 230lbs, road conditions are normal off road, not much mud. Just a lot of downhill.

Discs say "Resin Only", so, what will happen if I use sintered?
06-11-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By MarcusT

I don't have the MTB version, but the have the...

I don't have the MTB version, but the have the Plus and Plus Tour and they are durable and long lasting. No flats and the Plus, after 2k km still look fairly new
06-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By MarcusT

Sorry, forgot to mention, Resin pads

Sorry, forgot to mention, Resin pads
06-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By MarcusT

Disc brake pad durability

Just a simple question:
How far do your disc brake pads last?

I am pretty much an uphill/ downhill rider and my pads are getting pretty thin at 200 km.

Who are the longer lasting brake pad...
06-04-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. I got it

Thanks for the input. I got it
06-03-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By MarcusT

So a Shimano Hollowtech BB tool would work?

So a Shimano Hollowtech BB tool would work?
06-03-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By MarcusT

Center lock brake discs

With my new MTB came Shimano center lock disc brakes. The tools to remove/mount them are confusing.
The tools I have seen resemble cassette removal tools, but the ring on my disc resembles a...
06-03-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,666
Posted By MarcusT

Seems like a typical "get everyone paranoid"...

Seems like a typical "get everyone paranoid" story published on the net.
Yes, there are toxic lubes, but if everyone who came into contact with them got cancer, then any body and everybody would be...
05-28-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By MarcusT

No reason why you cannot do it. The battery...

No reason why you cannot do it. The battery situation may be your only obstacle. Either have an extra battery or power source for the return trip, or just plan your trip where first leg is uphill and...
05-28-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By MarcusT

All is well. The pressure holds, but the next...

All is well. The pressure holds, but the next day, I need to top it off, which I hear is expected. But much, much improvement and am no longer thinking about buying new tires.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,011
Posted By MarcusT

Great looking bike

Great looking bike
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By MarcusT

When you use 'popular', do you mean you see them...

When you use 'popular', do you mean you see them less frequently on bikes or they are no longer being sold at bike shops?
05-23-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By MarcusT

It is not that big. I think they just make it...

It is not that big. I think they just make it look like that in the ads. Mine is about the diameter of a coffee mug, about 1 1/2" high.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,226
Posted By MarcusT

The forecast is good for this weekend. I am so...

The forecast is good for this weekend. I am so excited,:roflmao: I have planned much too much. Let's hope I am able to accomplish half.

:giver:
Forum: Fatbikes
05-22-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By MarcusT

For 2000, there is a lot to choose from. There is...

For 2000, there is a lot to choose from. There is too much to type so, I'll attach a few links and that should give you an idea.

Remember that racks must be fat bike specific because the hubs are...
05-22-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By MarcusT

I have this:...

I have this:...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-20-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By MarcusT

The old tires are the cheapest you can find: CST...

The old tires are the cheapest you can find: CST BFT. It was a new puncture every time. I ride pressure from 8 to 15psi. Some tires were just not meant to resist thorns
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,226
Posted By MarcusT

In case anyone is wondering; it is still raining....

In case anyone is wondering; it is still raining. Record rain fall for the month of May.
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By MarcusT

The weights seem normal for a touring bike. If...

The weights seem normal for a touring bike. If you're carrying a full load, the 4 lbs won't make much of a difference. I rode with front susp. on my converted touring bike and was a little concerned...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By MarcusT

Nice. I enjoy his videos

Nice. I enjoy his videos
05-19-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By MarcusT

Of course I had to think for a minute, but yes, I...

Of course I had to think for a minute, but yes, I absolutely shook the sealant before putting in. According to a few sources, Schwalbe sealant is made by Stan's and is very similar in...
05-19-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By MarcusT

So, I made the change and as expected, running...

So, I made the change and as expected, running into problems. Rear tire is all good, but the front is not sealing.
There are pin holes (3) along the seam of the sidewall. I would like to say defect,...
05-17-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,194
Posted By MarcusT

I'm waiting for my multi tool to break so I can...

I'm waiting for my multi tool to break so I can get the Crank Bros F15
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/355x353/f15_3c76fb2a9a2dc319b09b0cc32451a40f53418322.jpg
05-14-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By MarcusT

But isn't near impossible to inflate a remounted...

But isn't near impossible to inflate a remounted (meaning the bead came out) tubeless tire with a mini pump?
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By MarcusT

Check out ...

Check out

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/fat-bike-reviews

I don't believe it's 100%, but it's a good place to start
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