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02-01-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 560
Posted By MarcusT

Air compressor. Beyond seating tires, I use it to...

Air compressor. Beyond seating tires, I use it to to blow clean the bike, removing bar grips, and I'm sure other acts I can't remember now
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,067
Posted By MarcusT

As with any forum, half want to help, half want...

As with any forum, half want to help, half want to judge and the other half are snarky or don't post at all, usually better the latter.
Let the half of us know how it turns out
01-21-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By MarcusT

The wheels look fine, I'm just concerned that you...

The wheels look fine, I'm just concerned that you shop for used helmets.
01-12-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,781
Posted By MarcusT

As stated, hippy bikes were not really a thing....

As stated, hippy bikes were not really a thing. At least as far as memory serves. There were banana seat chopsters and ten speeds.
Now,however there are vintage looking bikes, you could get some...
01-06-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,591
Posted By MarcusT

Agreed, but those who posted they carry a C/C and...

Agreed, but those who posted they carry a C/C and nothing else, I suspect they are in well populated areas.
Or have a very accommodating spouse/parent ;)
12-31-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By MarcusT

I was able to do a work around. Pulled the crank,...

I was able to do a work around. Pulled the crank, and bottom bracket without touching the guard , the disc was removed easily enough. Yes the front of the guard was held on with the drive side bottom...
12-29-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By MarcusT

I don't really have any extra bikes. I've already...

I don't really have any extra bikes. I've already donated the ones I no longer wanted.
I have considered charitable restorations, but need to find an organization whom I can trust will give it to...
Forum: Touring
12-28-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By MarcusT

There is also the consideration of baggage. You...

There is also the consideration of baggage. You cannot fit a frame bag, you need specialized racks, if you have a dropper seat post, no saddle bag.
Even if you solve the baggage problem, I don't...
12-26-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By MarcusT

I found alcohol a simple, effective solvent

I found alcohol a simple, effective solvent
12-21-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By MarcusT

Boeshield T-9 Offers great rust prevention. It...

Boeshield T-9 Offers great rust prevention. It tends to coat things, so do not apply to parts you do not want to have a protective coat applied
Forum: Touring
12-19-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,534
Posted By MarcusT

That's odd, All I find online are trolls :roflmao:

That's odd, All I find online are trolls :roflmao:
Forum: Touring
12-18-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,534
Posted By MarcusT

I know of 2 racks designed to be mounted on...

I know of 2 racks designed to be mounted on suspension forks.

Zefel Lowrider- https://www.zefal.com/en/racks/133-raider-front.html
Oops. I guess they call it the Raider now

Topeak Tetrarack-...
12-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,416
Posted By MarcusT

That's how gravel bikes started and now there's...

That's how gravel bikes started and now there's gravel shoes, shorts, shirts, socks, chammies, glasses, etc. So, yea.
As a kid, we called earthing, playing in the grass, I guess that' why I'm...
12-15-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,416
Posted By MarcusT

It seems that a new one comes out every few...

It seems that a new one comes out every few years. Not long ago there was the fad of avoiding the earth because of natural radiation it emits. They were selling lead sheets to place under your bed...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,745
Posted By MarcusT

If you have never winter camped before I...

If you have never winter camped before I recommend to try it with a vehicle close by in case it is too much. Once you get a handle on winter camping, then you can attempt it.
Otherwise just credit...
12-03-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By MarcusT

My experience has been; last year's perfect...

My experience has been; last year's perfect saddle does not fit quite as well this year, and in a couple more years, I'll be shopping for a new one
11-27-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,402
Posted By MarcusT

I bought a "hybrid" in the late 90's and the...

I bought a "hybrid" in the late 90's and the selling point was; it was designed to ride on country lanes and gravel roads. Now, if that is not a gravel bike...
11-27-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,402
Posted By MarcusT

It's generational. A hybrid was the marketing...

It's generational.
A hybrid was the marketing hype in the 90's
A gravel bike is the marketing hype in the 2020's
And if you're offended that someone says a hybrid is the same as or a pre-curser to...
Forum: Touring
11-20-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, I know. I was married once :roflmao2:

Yes, I know. I was married once :roflmao2:
11-14-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By MarcusT

I believe there is some confusion between a...

I believe there is some confusion between a vintage bike and a collectible bike. Vintage usually means older than 25 yrs, which at this point means a bike made in the 80s. Then there are...
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe something like this?...

Maybe something like this?...
11-12-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By MarcusT

Just switched Gen 3 to 4 and have noticed the...

Just switched Gen 3 to 4 and have noticed the noise, but when I think back to when the Gen 3 was new, I thought it was quite loud. I even recorded it and showed the LBS, and they said that was...
11-09-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,865
Posted By MarcusT

No

No
11-01-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By MarcusT

I found it on the disc. Clever little buggers,...

I found it on the disc. Clever little buggers, hiding it like that. Good to know for when I change discs
Many thanks
10-28-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. I will research the...

Thanks for the input. I will research the suggested pedals.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-24-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,903
Posted By MarcusT

I would get rid of my road bike before my fattie...

I would get rid of my road bike before my fattie :thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
10-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By MarcusT

If a frame is slightly too small you can get seat...

If a frame is slightly too small you can get seat posts and bar stems for a better fit. If a frame is too big there is nothing you can do to make a better fit.
10-11-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,198
Posted By MarcusT

We have some pretty steep roads here. The casual...

We have some pretty steep roads here. The casual riders walk it most times, the serious/professional riders just avoid those roads
10-05-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,872
Posted By MarcusT

To get back into mountain biking. I ride...

To get back into mountain biking. I ride literally, mountains and with effort, I am once again able to get to the top
10-03-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 936
Posted By MarcusT

A colleague had a folding Brompton with a similar...

A colleague had a folding Brompton with a similar set up. On a long ride, the chain tensioner fell off and we could not find the pieces. It was ride-able but very frustrating. I don't believe your...
09-27-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks. If it bothers me too much, I'll just stop...

Thanks. If it bothers me too much, I'll just stop by he LBS where I bought the bike and see if they have any old sensors around. I've put up with it until now, I don't see any hurry to change it.
09-26-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, just as you figured. Bosch does not supply a...

Yup, just as you figured. Bosch does not supply a 50 cent stopper, you have to replace the whole sensor. A dime sized piece of gorilla tape will do just fine, until the sensor really needs to be...
09-24-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By MarcusT

Sent a message to Bosch. My experience has been,...

Sent a message to Bosch. My experience has been, sometimes they reply, sometimes they don't.
09-08-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,010
Posted By MarcusT

As you stated, your OP made it seem like you were...

As you stated, your OP made it seem like you were new to cycling and were taking on quite the challenge.
All that aside, there was a suggestion for a Decathlon refurbished gravel bike. I believe...
08-26-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By MarcusT

Self projects are always a risk. The risk being...

Self projects are always a risk. The risk being that you mess up the install and more money needs to be spent, but then there are also the positives.
The satisfaction of a job well done.
The...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,104
Posted By MarcusT

If there is a high risk of theft, I would get...

If there is a high risk of theft, I would get steel cable or light chain locks that wrap around the panniers through the wheels. Anything else take with you.
08-14-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By MarcusT

The 2 year warranty is standard in the business....

The 2 year warranty is standard in the business. There are many ebike motor comparisons and Bosch seems to always pull out in front for reliability, though there are occasional failures. I have...
08-08-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By MarcusT

They design saddles for people with prostate...

They design saddles for people with prostate problems. I would think they are applicable for hemorrhoid sufferers.
07-21-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,501
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, it's finances in the end. I bought a...

Yup, it's finances in the end.
I bought a factory ebike (Bosch) Spent more money than I wanted, but am satisfied. Of course the disappointment comes from bigger batteries and better motors came out...
07-16-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,341
Posted By MarcusT

The amount of padding means very little. A good...

The amount of padding means very little. A good quality chamois makes a world of difference. Butt soreness depends on 2 factors: The saddle (fit) and friction.
07-03-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By MarcusT

Economics. My parts box is well supplied, but if...

Economics. My parts box is well supplied, but if I have to pay for anything more than new tires, it's not worth it.
If it's a project bike, I might spend more
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By MarcusT

The Camino is attractive because it is so popular...

The Camino is attractive because it is so popular and even a few movies were made about it. If it's a pilgrimage you're looking for specifically, there are several in Europe.
One I've wanted to try...
06-14-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,658
Posted By MarcusT

It seems ironic how you accuse people of...

It seems ironic how you accuse people of "Karenism", while you seem to be complaining the most about other members' posts
06-06-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By MarcusT

Other than aesthetics, not much

Other than aesthetics, not much
06-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By MarcusT

My Brooks has a more upward tilt than other...

My Brooks has a more upward tilt than other saddles. I tried moving the saddle forward and it did not help
05-29-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By MarcusT

This guy actually said: All those lazy slobs on...

This guy actually said: All those lazy slobs on ebikes act like they're really riding, they always get in my way when I try to pass on my motorcycle :twitchy:
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,283
Posted By MarcusT

I used a bivy tent for a very short period of...

I used a bivy tent for a very short period of time. Made me rather claustrophobic. 2 man is good for sleeping space and gear
If you take the same model tents for 1 person vs 2, you will see the...
05-25-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,449
Posted By MarcusT

If all else fails, use cable housing the full...

If all else fails, use cable housing the full length of the chain stay
05-25-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By MarcusT

As a child (early 70s), I had smashed my bike...

As a child (early 70s), I had smashed my bike head-on into a wall and damaged the headset bearings. I took it to the LBS who had been there for a hundred years. He had one of those old wooden wall...
05-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,535
Posted By MarcusT

For all those who defend all cyclists regardless...

For all those who defend all cyclists regardless of their behaviour, let me remind you of a legendary epitaph:
Here lies the body of Johnathon O'Day
He died maintaining his right of way
His way...
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