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Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By MarcusT

Not at 70 yet, but still feeling it. Less...

Not at 70 yet, but still feeling it.
Less mileage
Changed bike style (more upright)
But, the biggest change is sleeping. Much less camping and more beds with a bathroom nearby
05-25-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
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: 5
Views: 103
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...
05-12-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By MarcusT

Use a pulley system to raise it, then find a way...

Use a pulley system to raise it, then find a way to anchor it on the bottom, this will reduce swinging
05-10-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By MarcusT

I've seen that usually front derailleurs are...

I've seen that usually front derailleurs are discounted so much because the mounting system is odd. In fact, I believe this fr does not have the tube bracket, but screws directly into the frame. If...
05-07-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarcusT

When and where did that happen?

When and where did that happen?
05-06-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarcusT

Thank you for your input. I'm sure we're better...

Thank you for your input. I'm sure we're better off.
05-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
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...
05-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure you read the OP completely

Not sure you read the OP completely
05-06-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarcusT

I concede your criticism due to your ignorance of...

I concede your criticism due to your ignorance of the traffic code.
05-05-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarcusT

Not like it was a one lane road, but, 2 narrow...

Not like it was a one lane road, but, 2 narrow lanes. And they were narrow because of the side lane!
05-05-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarcusT

I yelled at a cyclist, today.

I have complete respect for cyclists on the road as I am one, but when I see a behaviour that just puts everyone at risk, it's too much for me.
Road cyclist riding in the middle of the lane on a...
05-05-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By MarcusT

I used to hate ascents, then as I got better at...

I used to hate ascents, then as I got better at them, I don't really enjoy them, but I accept them as a challenge
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MarcusT

Never dries out, makes me wonder how it plugs...

Never dries out, makes me wonder how it plugs punctures. It could be true about long lasting, but topping my current sealant once a year is not that bothersome
I'll give it some time and let a good...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,556
Posted By MarcusT

I am one of the lucky ones where the B17 was...

I am one of the lucky ones where the B17 was comfortable out of the box. I cannot say it's the best or most comfortable saddle, as I have not tried all saddles, but the padded saddles I have tried...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By MarcusT

I don't know about Consumer, but you can buy a...

I don't know about Consumer, but you can buy a SIM in Europe and works in all EU countries. The problem is, to find a good price you have to do a contract. The pay as you go contracts are almost as...
04-28-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By MarcusT

I've seen a lot of ebike specific things, but...

I've seen a lot of ebike specific things, but never cramps. I switch e to non-e constantly and have never noticed a difference in cramps, muscle soreness, etc. I'm guessing it's the bike geometry....
04-25-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By MarcusT

I have an EMTB and use it for that purpose....

I have an EMTB and use it for that purpose. Routes I am no longer able to ride on a non assist bike, but for everything else, I still use regular bikes. I can say I ride more, as there are days I...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,833
Posted By MarcusT

I'm in the 45 degree group, but as I get older,...

I'm in the 45 degree group, but as I get older, more upright is the direction I'm going.
There is a Youtuber : Paul Suchecki. He rides completely upright and he does some impressive daily distances,...
04-21-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By MarcusT

I've used these and have not had any problems....

I've used these and have not had any problems. Mounted on tubes and forks
...
04-14-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 670
Posted By MarcusT

For short rides, a backpack is fine, but longer...

For short rides, a backpack is fine, but longer rides, it may be uncomfortable, maybe even painful, because of being hunched over with weight on your back. For general cargo, you do not need a bike...
04-07-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By MarcusT

Same marketing hype as "Gravel". Gravel bikes, I...

Same marketing hype as "Gravel". Gravel bikes, I can understand, maybe gravel tires, but yes, there are gravel pedals, saddles, shoes, gloves, etc
Many are victim of the latest trends
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,261
Posted By MarcusT

I went to flat bars about 12 years ago, then...

I went to flat bars about 12 years ago, then recently, the flats with bar ends were starting to be uncomfortable. This winter, mounted Surly Moloko. I have not done a long tour yet, but day rides...
04-06-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,626
Posted By MarcusT

I had similar but opposite experience. I was...

I had similar but opposite experience. I was riding a new MUP, when it entered a residential area and was having a hard time finding my way out. A nice lady in a car followed me for a bit then...
04-06-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By MarcusT

Try to finger that while riding :lol:

Try to finger that while riding :lol:
04-06-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,073
Posted By MarcusT

Distance, altitude gain and time. Then I take out...

Distance, altitude gain and time. Then I take out my abacus and do the calculations
Forum: Fatbikes
04-05-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By MarcusT

My fat bike came with cheap chinese tires and...

My fat bike came with cheap chinese tires and tubes, and had a flat on almost every outing. I switched to Surly tires and continental tubes, and have not had a puncture yet
04-05-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,626
Posted By MarcusT

I suppose it's the same rule as for jogging, the...

I suppose it's the same rule as for jogging, the gym, cross country skiing.
04-05-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By MarcusT

Next try the forks for a trio

Next try the forks for a trio
04-05-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,073
Posted By MarcusT

As soon as somebody starts talking about watts,...

As soon as somebody starts talking about watts, I'm out
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By MarcusT

I have this: ...

I have this:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/stand_double_loop_ursus_jumbo_26_bike_shop_990a8ec8679c29cd19cea8b6f8a4ecc4022eda8e.jpg
It weighs a lot, but can hold up...
Forum: Touring
04-03-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By MarcusT

Another factor to consider (apologies if it was...

Another factor to consider (apologies if it was mentioned previously) is ; repair/replacement. For long tours, I always consider availability of parts. My experience has been, it is much easier to...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-03-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By MarcusT

Continental and Maxxis make 26 X 4 tubes. Both...

Continental and Maxxis make 26 X 4 tubes. Both reputable companies
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By MarcusT

Look like some good deals, but with all the specs...

Look like some good deals, but with all the specs they list, there is no mention of the hub. I know the photo shows Deore, but strange how it's not listed.
03-30-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,568
Posted By MarcusT

I cannot see why there is so much confusion to...

I cannot see why there is so much confusion to come up with some common laws. Much of the world has; if it can go over 20 mph (25kph) with motor assist, it is considered a motor vehicle and must be...
03-29-22, 10:19 PM
03-29-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By MarcusT

29 X 2.6 and they sometimes throw rocks into my...

29 X 2.6 and they sometimes throw rocks into my shins and that hurts much worse
03-25-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By MarcusT

There is a saying: People don't have time to do...

There is a saying:
People don't have time to do it right the first time, but have the time to do it over again
03-24-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By MarcusT

Disagreements on the net??? It rarely happens. ...

Disagreements on the net??? It rarely happens.
I wish I could give this thread a thumbs down ;)
03-24-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,662
Posted By MarcusT

It's really a thing? I was not that serious

It's really a thing? I was not that serious
03-23-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,662
Posted By MarcusT

Make a hollow metal bar, inside filled with...

Make a hollow metal bar, inside filled with pepper spray and dye. When they cut through the bar; pain and ID
03-22-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure if I understand. Bosch fixed your bike...

Not sure if I understand. Bosch fixed your bike and you paid for the repair?
03-22-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By MarcusT

In my experience, it is rare to make money...

In my experience, it is rare to make money flipping bikes, unless you find that odd vintage bike that Coppi rode to win the Giro d'Italia.
Sometimes, just replacing the tires and cables will be more...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,854
Posted By MarcusT

I use Solomon XA Pro non-gore tex. They dry...

I use Solomon XA Pro non-gore tex. They dry quickly and can be used for most walking situations. Then a pair of flip flops
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,995
Posted By MarcusT

Stove. It will give some freedom on where to...

Stove. It will give some freedom on where to spend the night
03-15-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By MarcusT

They are both capable bikes. Three words:...

They are both capable bikes. Three words: Comfort, comfort, comfort.
See which fits you the best.
They are both fine for commuting, but for touring. The 520 is built more for traditional panniers...
03-15-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By MarcusT

Did you find an address on their website?

Did you find an address on their website?
03-13-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By MarcusT

That's tragic. At the same time I would not buy...

That's tragic.
At the same time I would not buy a bike from a company that does not even list a physical address on their own website
Forum: Touring
03-09-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By MarcusT

In case you get no takers, perhaps an organized...

In case you get no takers, perhaps an organized self guided tour might interest you.
This is the planned route:
https://www.bikespain.com/bike-trips/bike-tour-san-sebastian-bilbao/
03-09-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,309
Posted By MarcusT

I am a tinkerer and take pride in my bikes. I...

I am a tinkerer and take pride in my bikes. I would never sell or even give away a bike in need of repairs.
I've even repaired/tuned up bikes of friends who were selling.
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