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Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
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...
06-24-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,502
Posted By MarcusT

You seem to have a persecution complex. Also you...

You seem to have a persecution complex. Also you are somewhat of antagonist. The forum knows it. If your goal in life is to digitally assault people, I cannot change that, nor would I attempt it. I...
06-24-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,502
Posted By MarcusT

Accusing someone of stalking is serious....

Accusing someone of stalking is serious. Considering when someone averages over 3,100 posts a year, it's rather difficult to not find your input on a thread. I know I can look back at my posts and...
06-24-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,502
Posted By MarcusT

What makes you believe I was referring to you?

What makes you believe I was referring to you?
06-23-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,502
Posted By MarcusT

And the one who is most like that, liked your...

And the one who is most like that, liked your comment!
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By MarcusT

I've never heard of one way rentals. The costs...

I've never heard of one way rentals. The costs would be much too high. If you were to go with an organized tour, I'm sure they offer something similar. The problem is, you cannot pick your own...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By MarcusT

Either the Eurovelo 6, 8 or 9 ...

Either the Eurovelo 6, 8 or 9
https://en.eurovelo.com/#routes-and-countries
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By MarcusT

I am surprised that San Fran does not have...

I am surprised that San Fran does not have organized metal recycling. A chain would be considered for steel recycling
06-14-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,112
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
Forum: Europe
06-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/cycling-path/

https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/cycling-path/
06-06-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By MarcusT

Other than aesthetics, not much

Other than aesthetics, not much
06-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By MarcusT

If you must leave the bikes outside and have a...

If you must leave the bikes outside and have a limited budget, I suggest bike covers...
06-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
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
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By MarcusT

Cycling the Rideau Canal: Kington to Cataraqui...

Cycling the Rideau Canal: Kington to Cataraqui Trail to Ottawa (http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/cycle/grandcat2.html)
05-29-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By MarcusT

I cannot remember if I purchased a Selle Royal or...

I cannot remember if I purchased a Selle Royal or Selle Italia, but it had gel and was very cushy. Turned out to be the most uncomfortable saddle I have ever owned
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,308
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...
05-26-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,126
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.amazon.com/Yuauy-Derailleur-Fitting-Ho...

https://www.amazon.com/Yuauy-Derailleur-Fitting-Housing-Durable/dp/B07P6Z3ZXN/ref=sr_1_52?crid=1ZHUV4MLQPYM4&keywords=cable+housing+bracket&qid=1653624520&sprefix=cable+%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-52
or...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,012
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: 42
Views: 1,126
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: 353
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: 14
Views: 697
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: 375
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: 282
Views: 7,502
Posted By MarcusT

When and where did that happen?

When and where did that happen?
05-06-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,502
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: 282
Views: 7,502
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: 282
Views: 7,502
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure you read the OP completely

Not sure you read the OP completely
05-06-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,502
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: 282
Views: 7,502
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: 282
Views: 7,502
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: 595
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: 406
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: 1,808
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: 660
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: 665
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: 1,003
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: 4,324
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: 29
Views: 917
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: 37
Views: 1,077
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: 542
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: 1,340
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: 7,075
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: 819
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: 7,707
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: 802
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: 7,075
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: 819
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: 7,707
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: 630
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: 1,571
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...
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