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05-03-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By campfire

If you replaced all the pieces...and you kept the...

If you replaced all the pieces...and you kept the old pieces...and you can rebuild the original bike...it sounds like you now have two complete bikes. No? :D
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By MarcusT

Snow, sand, soft gravel and most of all when...

Snow, sand, soft gravel and most of all when there is no trail, a fattie will take you anywhere your legs are strong enough to take you. Don't use it just for snow, you will be delighted
12-22-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,353
Posted By indyfabz

Not in and around Glacier at this time of year...

Not in and around Glacier at this time of year for a 2024 tour.
11-23-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,909
Posted By posse

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11-22-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,499
Posted By jadmt

. I have a stand alone garmin and a smart phone...

. I have a stand alone garmin and a smart phone speedo app and when I zero them both out when I am traveling in my car they read exactly the same after several hundred miles...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,816
Posted By MarcusT

For me, fat bikes are more for fun than fitness....

For me, fat bikes are more for fun than fitness. Oh, you will get a workout, but the first time I rode a fattie, I smiled like a kid on his first bike.
If you're used to driving a Ferrari, and want...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,816
Posted By TC1

I'd rather ride 5mph through the wilderness than...

I'd rather ride 5mph through the wilderness than 25mph through a neighborhood or industrial area or boring highway, but your mileage may vary.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,816
Posted By cegerer

Yes, recreational/fitness riding so I'm not in a...

Yes, recreational/fitness riding so I'm not in a hurry. BUT 5mph sounds brutal (maybe not, I'm a roadie mainly and used to 20+). I'm going to check the LBS and see if there's any rentals around. ...
11-20-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,499
Posted By MaxKatt

______________________________________ ...

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,,,except the Quad Lock that's super minimalist, and never fails.
11-20-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,499
Posted By john m flores

I currently use my Fitbit to track my ride and...

I currently use my Fitbit to track my ride and have it connected to my Strava account. I ride with my phone in my pocket and can glance at my Fitbit to see basic info on times, speed, distance.
...
Forum: Touring
11-13-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,763
Posted By base2

I have a RedShift stem. Several of them actually....

I have a RedShift stem. Several of them actually. They really do work as advertised. I have noticed that when you install it, you need to compensate for the "sag" in relation to your rigidly mounted...
11-11-23, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By BigC_82

I use a wolftooth B rad double bottle cage with...

I use a wolftooth B rad double bottle cage with my half frame bag
09-05-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,401
Posted By Eric F

Kids, these days!!! Back in my day, we rode...

Kids, these days!!! Back in my day, we rode bikes with 3 chainrings...in the snow...uphill both ways!!
09-05-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,401
Posted By Eric F

Simultaneously shifting front and rear eliminates...

Simultaneously shifting front and rear eliminates the big jump when switching rings.
09-05-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,401
Posted By msu2001la

You might gravel differently than me, but I would...

You might gravel differently than me, but I would probably just drop to the next lower gear in this situation and spin a comfortable cadence, not worrying about the speed as much.

2x makes more...
Forum: Touring
08-28-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 231,478
Posted By mstateglfr

They look like Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. The...

They look like Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. The Cascadia line has a bunch of fender widths and one is 65mm wide, which handles up to 2" tires. The 65mm comes in both polycarbonate and aluminum too.
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,329
Posted By staehpj1

There pretty much aren't any in a touring context...

There pretty much aren't any in a touring context IMO. They are simple, safe, and reliable. I am fine with the QR axles even on my disc brake bike that has them, but I'd just as soon have through...
Forum: Touring
06-03-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,329
Posted By Polaris OBark

Trek 520 is on the way out. :(

Trek 520 is on the way out. :(
12-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By MinnMan

They're back! I have a pair bought maybe 3-4...

They're back! I have a pair bought maybe 3-4 years ago, and they are just great. Recommended them to friends but then they seemed to have been discontinued. Retail price then was $200, so the...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yours look like they are all fabric, not the PVC...

Yours look like they are all fabric, not the PVC sheeting on my classic rollers.

If you have no luck with Ortlieb offering help, my suggestion would not waterproof them, but may help improve water...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,330
Posted By prj71

Same here. Met up with some friends last Thursday...

Same here. Met up with some friends last Thursday to do a trail ride on the snow. One of the guy invites someone new to join. New guy shows up with a 29er FS mountain bike. Needless to say...he did a...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,330
Posted By Kapusta

Assuming this is not a troll post…. Certain...

Assuming this is not a troll post….

Certain off road conditions: snow, sand, mud, off-track, loose surface, deep leaves, and basically anywhere that traction or floatation is an issue.

Where I...
11-16-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By UnCruel

Big Agnes (who makes pretty good tents generally)...

Big Agnes (who makes pretty good tents generally) has a series of bikepacking-specific tents, and the main feature is the shorter poles, as well as a compression sack that is purpose-made to mount...
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,464
Posted By mstateglfr

You launched off a 20' cliff while going 40mph?!?...

You launched off a 20' cliff while going 40mph?!?
Was it on purpose? I cant imagine the need to be at 40mph, which I hit on the road only a handful of times a year as the hills arent long enough,...
Forum: Touring
10-31-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,464
Posted By HendersonD

Have you ever actually known of an aluminum fork...

Have you ever actually known of an aluminum fork failure on a touring bike whether a Trek 520 or another manufacturer?
10-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,601
Posted By bargainguy

Right now, there's a strange dynamic playing out....

Right now, there's a strange dynamic playing out. An oversupply of bikes in the post-COVID era as manufacturers overshot their estimates, and an undersupply of parts, which has not shown much sign...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,464
Posted By raqball

What makes you think Trek is getting eaten up by...

What makes you think Trek is getting eaten up by the competition? Have any sales # that show a larger decline for Trek when compared to other bike brands? I assume all manufacturers suffered, and are...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,464
Posted By Darth Lefty

If they seemingly already sold out their run for...

If they seemingly already sold out their run for this year, why would you conclude they’re selling poorly?
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,464
Posted By Trakhak

Don't know how large a presence Trek has in...

Don't know how large a presence Trek has in Europe, but many of their competitors there use aluminum forks for their touring bikes and have done so for many years.

Edit: just looked up...
09-29-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,114
Posted By mr_bill

However, in all seriousness. If you do have...

However, in all seriousness.

If you do have a low resting heart rate, let the folks who "twilight" you know before your "minor" medical procedure starts. They'll thank you.

(For more major...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,601
Posted By tcs

[/color] I've never even had taking a chair...

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I've never even had taking a chair on a cycletour in my paradigms but watching this video the other day, it seemed civilized, bordering on elegant. Hmm. Might go down to the camping...
09-28-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 57,695
Posted By Mad Honk

It appears there has been a hic-up in the...

It appears there has been a hic-up in the movement of the exalted Box O' Crap and if it is not rectified today the BOC will return to me before leaving on it's appointed duties to all players. At...
09-28-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,114
Posted By crowbike

Your recovery heart rate is a better fitness...

Your recovery heart rate is a better fitness indicator.
09-28-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,114
Posted By 79pmooney

bps? Beats Per ???

bps? Beats Per ???
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,464
Posted By raqball

The message on their website is applicable to...

The message on their website is applicable to almost all of their bikes.. I recently purchased a 2023 FX Sport 6 and the website said the same for it. I went into a Trek corporate store and was able...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,205
Posted By superdex

I have service!

I thought I might, so here’s a little update in bullets:

the bike has probably 25-30 lbs on it. Totally changes how the bike climbs. I’m happy I picked a route that doesn’t have a ton of...
09-24-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,559
Posted By biker128pedal

I have team issue so my first experiment with...

I have team issue so my first experiment with tubeless. 520 would be better for me. The Domane and Checkpoint have the same wheels. I’ve broken 4 inboard drive side spokes. The last one I removed and...
09-20-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,559
Posted By Badger6

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's...

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's worth a shot, as some "non tubeless ready" tires can be set up that way, but in my experience it's very hit or miss (usually miss), and with the...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,093
Posted By staehpj1

Do you have any reference from MSR or other solid...

Do you have any reference from MSR or other solid source to verify that is the reason? It makes sense, but I have seen a lot of unofficial mentions of a problem with a coating in the bottles. Also I...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I will never forget that. In mid 1980s in...

I will never forget that. In mid 1980s in Minnesota, they changed the tax structure to promote more ethanol use in what was called Gasahol at that time. (Minnesota being a big corn producing state.)...
09-18-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,494
Posted By Yune_Garage

This man has literally been “FREE from OWNING a...

This man has literally been “FREE from OWNING a car” aka CAR FREE” personally as an individual despite his wife owning a car, yet some of these muppets in the ‘car free cult’ are desperately trying...
09-16-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,287
Posted By pepperbelly

I am too old and thick skinned for my mental...

I am too old and thick skinned for my mental health to be in danger.
I try to get as many different opinions and points of view as I reasonably can then make up my mind.
I was at first thinking...
09-16-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,116
Posted By Hondo6

Her eyes lit up when she heard about the Masi?...

Her eyes lit up when she heard about the Masi? Since you're not far away . . . take her to see the Masi. Right away.

And take enough cash with you to make sure you can leave with it if it fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,500
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

😂😂 The irony has gone numb on me thanks for...

😂😂

The irony has gone numb on me thanks for the reminder!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,500
Posted By znomit

It's right there in the name. Clipless they call...

It's right there in the name. Clipless they call themselves. BUT THEY HAVE CLIPS!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,500
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

Also I’m selling my clipless shoes too, after...

Also I’m selling my clipless shoes too, after reading this thread.

While I’ve only ridden 100-150 mile in my new SPD’s apparently they don’t work, since I haven’t fallen at all yet. They seem to...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,093
Posted By djb

Thats really curious about alcohol in msr...

Thats really curious about alcohol in msr bottles, they are aluminum, so that surprises me. I will look into it though.

and yes, there are real dangers using soft drink bottles or anything...
09-14-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,116
Posted By RustyJames

nswartsell That’s quite a story and we are all...

nswartsell That’s quite a story and we are all glad your fiancé walked away with only a few scrapes.

It’s difficult to replace a one-of-a-kind (gift from father) with something similar (another...
09-14-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,791
Posted By Wildwood

What hands? ...

What hands?

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It’s a magic carpet ride for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,577
Posted By genejockey

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