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11-27-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,049
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: 105
Views: 2,049
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...
11-22-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By MarcusT

In the 21st century, one must be very good at...

In the 21st century, one must be very good at google to be a decent mechanic
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 706
Posted By MarcusT

I've tried "L" shaped bare ends and they worked...

I've tried "L" shaped bare ends and they worked well, but still didn't like the straight flat bars, the went to butterfly bars and did not like how close they were. Now, mounted Surly Moloko. So far,...
Forum: Touring
11-20-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By MarcusT

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

Yes, I know. I was married once :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
11-19-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By MarcusT

Daytime temps can be 10-14 C. So, not bad, but...

Daytime temps can be 10-14 C. So, not bad, but when the sun goes down, it can get chilly. It is the rainy season, but between work and opening from the pandemic, things got too hectic in the "good"...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 980
Posted By MarcusT

I thought Europe was expensive, but their...

I thought Europe was expensive, but their campgrounds have water parks, numerous sports, multiple restaurants...
One would think a patch of grass in the woods would be the most economical to camp
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By MarcusT

Once again, the weather gods have...

Yes, once again, I had planned a week long tour and once again the forecast is rain and storms for the entire week. :mad:.
Of course, I could have done it during the drought, but thought; nah, it's...
11-14-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,517
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...
11-13-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By MarcusT

Just simple, non scientific reviews on YT. ...

Just simple, non scientific reviews on YT.
While shopping for my new Emtb, I searched exhaustively for user opinions. I was undecided with the Bosch CX Gen 4 and the Shimano EP8. In the end, the...
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe something like this?...

Maybe something like this?...
11-12-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
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: 1,511
Posted By MarcusT

No

No
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By MarcusT

You're right, it's not bad. Maybe I see the...

You're right, it's not bad. Maybe I see the wheelbase as a little short, but if you find it good, that's all that counts
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By MarcusT

Nice looking bike, except for a tourer, the...

Nice looking bike, except for a tourer, the geometry looks a little tight
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,516
Posted By MarcusT

I don't have loyalty to any wheel size, but I can...

I don't have loyalty to any wheel size, but I can say trying to find quality 26" tires at a LBS is getting harder and harder. Online, still has a good selection.
Not tomorrow, but in the near...
11-01-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By MarcusT

Trek's archive is really not that helpful. I...

Trek's archive is really not that helpful. I wanted to lube the rear free wheel and tried to get the model of the hub used on a 2006 model (nothing on the hub). All they had listed was "alloy hubs"
11-01-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
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
11-01-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By MarcusT

Bosch Kiox 300 sensor

Hi. I just picked up an E-MTB with the latest Bosch Kiox 300.
Does anyone know where the sensor is? There is no magnet on the wheel and I don't see any type of sensor on the chain stay.
Thanks in...
10-31-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By MarcusT

My ankle pain is subjective. It can happen after...

My ankle pain is subjective. It can happen after cycling, hiking or even having my legs crossed under my chair for too long. Which makes me look like Festus when I go for a coffee

"Marshall,...
10-31-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By MarcusT

Some photos might help

Some photos might help
10-28-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By MarcusT

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

Thanks for the input. I will research the suggested pedals.
10-27-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By MarcusT

Recommendations for platform pedal

Hello
I'm shopping for a new pair of platform pedals. Looking for plastic grips (not metal pins), accessible axle/bearings for maintenance, a large foot area and would like reflectors but not a deal...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-24-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,740
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: Touring
10-23-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,263
Posted By MarcusT

Might I suggest to see some websites for Spain...

Might I suggest to see some websites for Spain organized tours and see what routes they propose.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
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.
10-23-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,712
Posted By MarcusT

Aren't the biggest hills in Windsor the...

Aren't the biggest hills in Windsor the overpasses over the 401/expressway?
Forum: Touring
10-13-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By MarcusT

Be flexible with what a bike fitter recommends....

Be flexible with what a bike fitter recommends. Some do not recognize that touring is not the same as road racing or mtn biking. Comfort takes the lead over pedalling efficiency or flying down a...
10-11-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,712
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
10-09-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By MarcusT

I believed that they could not drive on the...

I believed that they could not drive on the sabbath. Did something change?
10-05-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
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
10-04-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By MarcusT

My best guess, is the block was not long enough....

My best guess, is the block was not long enough. (Yes, a chinese clone, not original Shimano) This is a 4 piston caliper and even though the block was in place with the pin, I'm afraid it may have...
10-03-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By MarcusT

They worked fine before, pistons were pushed back...

They worked fine before, pistons were pushed back with with a plastic tire lever. I took the calipers apart and found when I pushed the leaking piston in, there was a crunching sound.
I guess with...
10-03-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, pads out, yellow block in

Yes, pads out, yellow block in
10-03-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 918
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...
10-02-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By MarcusT

Is this common on disc brakes?

I was bleeding the hydraulic disc brakes for Shimano BR-MT520. I placed the block in the calipers, pulled the lever and after half a second the pressure released then the caliper started leaking...
09-27-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
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.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,416
Posted By MarcusT

The website lists a 2023 model, but states it is...

The website lists a 2023 model, but states it is no longer available. Very confusing.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/bikepacking-touring-bikes/520/520/p/24000/

I suppose Trek has or...
09-26-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
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...
09-26-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By MarcusT

Beauty is in the eye of the... To each their...

Beauty is in the eye of the...
To each their own, but I find the bike mildly attractive. The name of the frame designer proudly displayed. Given, it's not nearly as beautiful as the 70s and 80s...
09-26-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By MarcusT

The mistake you made was arriving at the finish...

The mistake you made was arriving at the finish line and not raising your arms in victory , screaming; "IN YOUR FACE, LOSERS!!!"
09-24-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
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.
09-23-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By MarcusT

I don't believe there is a tire to meet all you...

I don't believe there is a tire to meet all you criteria. If the reflective stripe is a must, I suggest you apply adhesive reflective strip to your rims. If you have disc brakes
09-21-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By MarcusT

Help finding/naming a Bosch part

I have searched everywhere I cannot find a reference,
On the Bosch rear wheel sensor, there is a rubber stopper. Lost this stopper. Presently have a piece of tape covering the small hole.
Have not...
09-19-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,388
Posted By MarcusT

In a similar situation. When I ride with friends,...

In a similar situation. When I ride with friends, on the flats, I stay with the group, but on the climbs I fall behind. So, weight is definitely a factor.
Slow and steady. Be sure you have low...
09-19-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. I have a few years still...

Thanks for the input. I have a few years still before I retire, but always checking my options. It would be nice if clients were the the older folks with their older bikes, but Italy is definitely...
09-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By MarcusT

Can one open a repair shop without a fortune?

I am starting to look into a sideline after retirement and considering a small investment bike repair service.
Understandably, tools are the biggest investment and proprietary tools are part of the...
09-16-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,430
Posted By MarcusT

I blame the drop bars :eek:

I blame the drop bars :eek:
09-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,430
Posted By MarcusT

City or dutch bike style. ...

City or dutch bike style.
https://www.rei.com/product/100808/electra-loft-7d-bike
or, get a hybrid/MTB and put sweep bars on it.
Example: the Surly Moloko...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,382
Posted By MarcusT

Pretty much everything that needed to be said,...

Pretty much everything that needed to be said, but I cannot get past the rusty chain or the position of the bars.
Makes me wonder.
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