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Forum: Touring
05-07-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By sloar

I did mention that it had Shimano Deore. It’s a...

I did mention that it had Shimano Deore. It’s a pretty good rider, buti keep going back to the LHT, which I’m keeping.I’ve always ridden drop bars, but the Jones bars are very comfortable.
05-07-24, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,065
Posted By mstateglfr

Dont tell this to all the people who enter local...

Dont tell this to all the people who enter local gravel races on flat bar fatbikes and destroy a lot of the field using drop bars.
The next time I am passed on gravel by someone using flat bars, I...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-02-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,647
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Dude, I LOVE my 4.8's on roots and rocks! It's...

Dude, I LOVE my 4.8's on roots and rocks!
It's almost like cheating!
04-30-24, 06:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,532
Posted By t2p

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it’s possible a riser stem will help (?)

maybe a 25 degree stem similar...
Forum: Touring
11-25-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,160
Posted By HelpSingularity

In my experience a low rider front rack and load...

In my experience a low rider front rack and load (light or not so light) sweetens up the ride. The bicycle will be more balanced. Put the contents of the rear rack bag up front and you have less...
11-04-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,845
Posted By VegasJen

Why? His plans never seem to work.

Why? His plans never seem to work.
Forum: Touring
10-04-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,326
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Discussing vintage gear often stirs intense...

Discussing vintage gear often stirs intense emotions, but let's be practical. The OP wants to start a bike touring rental business in rural Alaska, focusing on vintage gear and offering minimal...
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,588
Posted By robow

Let's see, 4 traditional panniers with matching...

Let's see,
4 traditional panniers with matching color and slightly faded no less...check
bar end shifters....check
cantilever brakes....check
triple up front with square taper BB....check
steel...
06-10-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By _ForceD_

Simple, cheap DIY headset bearing cup removal...

Simple, cheap DIY headset bearing cup removal tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2S2eNrFd5g

Dan
04-04-23, 07:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,671
Posted By wolfchild

Using fancy bike cleaning products and spending 3...

Using fancy bike cleaning products and spending 3 hours to get the bike spotless clean and shiny.
02-12-23, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Repack Rider

Fat Tire Flyer is online

From 1980 until 1987 I published the first mountain bike magazine, the Fat Tire Flyer. It was supposed to be a club newsletter, but the club only met one time and the only thing that happened at the...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By mev

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bunks-TJ

Well, I made the jump.

I have had a mid 90s mountain bike that I was using for light touring for years. The frame was a little too big but made it work. well I finally saved a little scratch and landed on this
...
01-17-23, 10:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,366
Posted By rsbob

If bike companies could get away with selling...

If bike companies could get away with selling bikes with only a front brake, they probably would. Legal concerns no doubt preclude that.

Next question please.
Forum: Touring
01-01-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By 257 roberts

take a look at the Surly Moloko bars, I have them...

take a look at the Surly Moloko bars, I have them on my Surly Bridge Club and like them a lot
12-23-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,730
Posted By wolfchild

How do remove a wheel that is secured with 15mm...

How do remove a wheel that is secured with 15mm nuts and change a flat with a credit card ?..How do you pump up a tire with a credit card ?
Forum: Touring
12-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,334
Posted By Charles Lathe

The Schwalbe pressure gage doesn’t have the bleed...

The Schwalbe pressure gage doesn’t have the bleed down function, and it needs a battery, and it is digital, but it’s what I carry. I don’t know how long the battery lasts because it hasn’t stopped...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Calm Before The Storm

Went out for a 5 mile ride, balmy 27 deg. F., riding on last weeks snow. We're in for 15"-20" of 55 MPH blowing and drifting next few days, should make for some nice fat biking next week:winter2:...
10-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By Airfehr

The OP said it in post #1. RaceFace Ride. It's...

The OP said it in post #1. RaceFace Ride. It's the same pedal at the RF Chester but with composite studs instead of metal. I run the RF Ride on my skinny bike and the Chester on my fat bike. Super...
10-28-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,961
Posted By Polaris OBark

I thought it was to make wound-cleaning easier...

I thought it was to make wound-cleaning easier following some road-rash.
09-06-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,397
Posted By msu2001la

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely...

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely wanted something like that when I was a kid. I didn't care about the "physical fitness" aspect of cycling until I was much older. I rode bikes because...
08-30-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,669
Posted By terrymorse

Dropping a tiny piece of a component you are...

Dropping a tiny piece of a component you are working on, having it roll across the garage floor, never to be seen again.

Latest item: a derailleur pulley dust cover. Poof! Like magic.
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,130
Posted By Yan

Panniers are less aerodynamic and will slow you...

Panniers are less aerodynamic and will slow you down a bit.

The main advantage is ease of use. All those little bikepacking pouches are a pain in the ass to load and unload. It comes down to how...
07-24-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By dedhed

Not everyone has a "local" bike shop

Not everyone has a "local" bike shop
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,788
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The campground at Salen had an affordable...

The campground at Salen had an affordable laundry option. I proceeded to do laundry and chat with others and generally enjoy my time. I was told that tomorrow there is a high wind warning. I...
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,196
Posted By Bald Paul

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with...

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with very high post counts seem to have very little to actually contribute, and just seem to be hanging around, waiting to pick internet arguments or troll?...
05-07-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,196
Posted By bruce19

I always find it interesting to read responses...

I always find it interesting to read responses and then go back to the OP. Often there are responses with lots of assumptions rather than responses to what the OP actually wrote.
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,714
Posted By Digger Goreman

Suggest mod move this to religion section.......

Suggest mod move this to religion section.... :innocent:
02-05-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Camilo

I dunno. Feels more like a Santa Cruz of some...

I dunno. Feels more like a Santa Cruz of some sort. Maybe a Stigmata?
01-31-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,616
Posted By gugie

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless...

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless if you're pedalling or pushing a throttle. It's the reason motorcycles are outlawed on MUPs (and if you can hit 60kph, it's a motorized vehicle).
...
Forum: Touring
01-26-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,361
Posted By djb

Sorry, I wasn't clear. All I meant was that I...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. All I meant was that I found it fairly quick to find the right angle.
But very good point on how little changes in the various things can and do happen. It is curious how...
01-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,305
Posted By rosefarts

I think you would have had a better experience if...

I think you would have had a better experience if you asked for a 280mm spoke. I know its the same thing but the conventions around spoke lengths probably had a lot to do with the attitude.

Did...
11-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,300
Posted By FBOATSB

Ha ha right? I use Boeshield T-9 regularly and I...

Ha ha right? I use Boeshield T-9 regularly and I like it for what it is. It was developed by Boeing as a penetrating protectant. It is supposed to dry leaving a waxy coating behind. Everything I...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,552
Posted By prj71

Take a cotton ball and rub it around the inside...

Take a cotton ball and rub it around the inside of the tire and over your rim. If the cotton ball catches something along the way that area is most likely what is puncturing your tube.
10-29-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 28,356
Posted By livedarklions

I think you and I are also handling similar...

I think you and I are also handling similar geography hill-wise (I'm in southern NH). My impression is that the triple enthusiasts seem to be people riding roads through mountains and touring. This...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,717
Posted By SapInMyBlood

They work great; the only downside is added...

They work great; the only downside is added weight and (arguably) less cooling

The added weight means more pressure on your hands, more strain on your lower back and more weight on your sit bones...
07-22-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,828
Posted By Korina

Anyone annoyed by those hubs that sound like an...

Anyone annoyed by those hubs that sound like an entire swarm of angry murder hornets?
06-20-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,447
Posted By PeteHski

+1 I would just feel like an ******* having to...

+1
I would just feel like an ******* having to call someone to pick me up because I couldn't be bothered to carry some very simple tools. For me the bare minimum to avoid the call of shame is a...
06-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,447
Posted By wolfchild

I would much rather carry a chain tool and fix a...

I would much rather carry a chain tool and fix a broken chain then rely on my cell phone to call somebody to pick me up. It feels good to be self sufficient.
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,862
Posted By djb

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000...

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000 kms:

I finally took off my 2in supremes to put on the 1.6in versions, and afterwards when carrying the nearly new spare 2in (maybe 1000kms) that I...
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,423
Posted By TCollen

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape...

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape you'll look like a super hero. But joking aside, if your "baggy street clothes" are comfortable, then go ahead and wear them. That's what 200,000,000...
05-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,185
Posted By LV2TNDM

I'll add this caveat: All cyclists and bike...

I'll add this caveat:

All cyclists and bike shops should seriously reconsider their use of PTFE/Teflon and any related compounds. Recently, I finally gave in and was going to give submersion...
04-28-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,006
Posted By Rolla

Don't go into the bike business because you love...

Don't go into the bike business because you love bikes; go into the bike business because you love business.
Your number one, two, and three headaches will be attracting, training, and retaining...
03-15-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,590
Posted By Melvang

I use a BT speaker in my bottle cage.

I use a BT speaker in my bottle cage.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By DuneRider

Best of Fat Biking Edit!!

I just slapped together my favorite clips from this year, hope you all enjoy it! Happy trails!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPenZY1RpRg&feature=youtu.be
12-22-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,987
Posted By grateful2ndwhls

So I bought it and it is beautiful... perfect...

So I bought it and it is beautiful... perfect paint, ride and shifts beautifully and silent. Even all the dreaded Surly stickers looked new, until I removed them lol. Been riding a lot mor now and...
10-15-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,385
Posted By momoman

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My childhood friend had a red Apple Krate. I...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the...

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the black thing that has a band around the seat tube, it keeps the chain from dropping inside the granny chainring.
...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,483
Posted By djb

To Marcus and sloar, dog fang type simple chain...

To Marcus and sloar, dog fang type simple chain catcher things that you bolt onto your frame work incredibly well. There are numerous companies that make these, I have I believe the dog fangs one on...
05-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,719
Posted By mackgoo

Beautiful bike. Needs Campy though.

Beautiful bike. Needs Campy though.
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