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07-27-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By MarcusT

As the saying goes; If the music is too loud,...

As the saying goes;
If the music is too loud, then you're too old :D
07-26-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,541
Posted By MarcusT

Wow, universally? Chaos ensues :eek:

Wow, universally?
Chaos ensues :eek:
07-26-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,541
Posted By MarcusT

Here are some reasonably priced shorts in your...

Here are some reasonably priced shorts in your country
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/cycling-pants?l=24&o=preis
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,007
Posted By MarcusT

I've found hotel water can taste worse because...

I've found hotel water can taste worse because depending on how busy the hotel is, and what floor you're on, the water could have been sitting in the pipes for a long time . I usually let the water...
07-25-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By MarcusT

With today's technology, it's not doable, but...

With today's technology, it's not doable, but give it time
07-22-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,670
Posted By MarcusT

Eat, drink and be merry....:beer:

Eat, drink and be merry....:beer:
07-21-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By MarcusT

It's a low-mid range touring-city bike. It's only...

It's a low-mid range touring-city bike. It's only rare in the US. I do not see why it would be worth more than other brands, it does not have anything particular about it.
However, if you want to...
07-21-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By MarcusT

Scam? Ortega Ebike

Saw them in Facebook ads. They had stupidly low prices on Ebikes, claim they are fully stocked and their only POC is a Gmail account.
I hope no one gets taken
07-21-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By MarcusT

So, is the problem with the tunes or the guy...

So, is the problem with the tunes or the guy screaming continually?
07-15-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By MarcusT

Meant to say the M625. Was not too sure, need to...

Meant to say the M625. Was not too sure, need to check the DIY videos to ensure the motor will fit.
As usual, the Bafang website is not very informative.
07-14-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks Pop, that answers the question. As for...

Thanks Pop, that answers the question.
As for the trails, 1,000 meters is the altitude gain (in mtn speak). It's not the power of the motor of concern, but the trails and roads have switchbacks,...
07-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By MarcusT

I appreciate the replies, but I don't believe...

I appreciate the replies, but I don't believe we're talking about the same riding. When I say mountains, I mean 1,000 meter climbs of trails and fire roads. 20-25% grade. 42X36 even with a motor is...
07-14-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By MarcusT

Bafang chainring question

I want to mount a Bafang mid drive to my fat bike. I see that pretty much all the motors come with chainrings from 42-52 teeth. These are much too high for my riding (mtn trails). Am I missing...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By MarcusT

I fold back the half of the fly that is over my...

I fold back the half of the fly that is over my head and position the tent so that end is less visible to the public.
Yea, it does not do much, but at least it hides my intimate scratching. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,285
Posted By MarcusT

Tragic. I stopped hiking in the Rockies decades...

Tragic.
I stopped hiking in the Rockies decades ago because I ran into far too many grizzlies.
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By MarcusT

Depends on the type of commuting. Bike paths and...

Depends on the type of commuting. Bike paths and such, you can use almost any bike, if you are more like the movie 'Quicksilver', then a light nimble bike is your steed.
It is rare that a touring...
07-04-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 951
Posted By MarcusT

If you're fine with your speed, keep at it, if...

If you're fine with your speed, keep at it, if you want to build up dh speed follow someone faster than you and watch how they do it.
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,270
Posted By MarcusT

Yea, we should do something about those hills....

Yea, we should do something about those hills. Maybe get a petition going. :p
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By MarcusT

In regards to drop bars, of the hundreds of...

In regards to drop bars, of the hundreds of touring pics I've seen, maybe and that's a long maybe, 1% riders are on the drops.
Just sayin'
06-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By MarcusT

Building your own costs more. Component...

Building your own costs more. Component compatibility is also an issue, then one must choose silver or black. And sometimes those DIY videos don't work like they should in real life.
On the other...
06-16-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,624
Posted By MarcusT

In the last 5 years I've used it twice. I don't...

In the last 5 years I've used it twice. I don't care to disturb mom/wife/friend for a ride when I can repair it on the spot.
MTB, I end up in spots where a car pick up could be a very long walk away...
06-14-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,754
Posted By MarcusT

Ditto on the Canon G9X Mk II Super compact and...

Ditto on the Canon G9X Mk II
Super compact and great image quality. Manual controls, RAW, etc. Fits in a really small case hung on my belt.
I also have a Dslr, but for the weight, bulk and fear of...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe, the best you can do is hang a sign on it...

Maybe, the best you can do is hang a sign on it outside of your lodging asking 40 euro, maybe you'll get a few bites.
Have a fun trip
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By MarcusT

Many tourers use large platform pedals, and this...

Many tourers use large platform pedals, and this will usually compensate for soles which are too flexible. I use a trail runner, but depending on weather and the mood, might even wear flip flops. I...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarcusT

I tried rear-only once and cursed every time I...

I tried rear-only once and cursed every time I had to move the bike over obstacles.
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By MarcusT

Instead of the hassle of transporting a cheap...

Instead of the hassle of transporting a cheap bike. Purchase one in Germany. Decathlon (big box sports) has decent economical bikes and depending on the store, competent mechanics. Even the...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By MarcusT

If you're just starting out, I would stick with a...

If you're just starting out, I would stick with a budget bike or convert an older bike. Investing in a full on touring bike might be a little early.The Trek and the Giant are capable bikes and fine...
06-01-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By MarcusT

I own a pedal assist and use it for rides I would...

I own a pedal assist and use it for rides I would not be able to do on a non assist bike (mountains and such)
The laws and classifications are still in their infancy. This is how I see it.
05-25-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By MarcusT

As above. Pedal assist is an ebike. If it has a...

As above. Pedal assist is an ebike. If it has a throttle it is a motor bike.
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,452
Posted By MarcusT

Huh? Someone on the internet who disagrees with...

Huh? Someone on the internet who disagrees with me? Whatever shall I do?
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,452
Posted By MarcusT

For me: Don't try to look like a pro cyclist....

For me: Don't try to look like a pro cyclist. Forget the lycra outfits and sponsored jerseys. Wear comfortable, baggy clothes and any comfortable shoes you want.
05-18-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,284
Posted By MarcusT

I had 2 new Shimano chains snap on me. Went to to...

I had 2 new Shimano chains snap on me. Went to to KMC and never looked back
05-16-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By MarcusT

You kids, get off my lawn!! :50:

You kids, get off my lawn!! :50:
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By MarcusT

I think once you try to load all that gear on a...

I think once you try to load all that gear on a bike you might change your mind.
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By MarcusT

I've had excellent results with wax, but as...

I've had excellent results with wax, but as stated above, it's not convenient for long range touring. I compromised and went with 'Squirt'. A wax based lube in a bottle.
05-10-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By MarcusT

I don't see why you cannot do it on the Roam. If...

I don't see why you cannot do it on the Roam. If the bike is comfortable, it is certainly capable. Additionally, as stated above: Bikes these days are in short supply. Wait until you can save up the...
05-08-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By MarcusT

Seems like it's the charger, not the battery if...

Seems like it's the charger, not the battery if the motor still runs
05-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,920
Posted By MarcusT

Only doing Bosch cuts out a large part of the...

Only doing Bosch cuts out a large part of the market. Shimano, Brose, Yamaha. They are all cash cows now
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By MarcusT

Try this ...

Try this
https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9615_11223-146053--,00.html
Forum: Fatbikes
05-02-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By MarcusT

I always carry a tube with me. If your tire...

I always carry a tube with me. If your tire becomes unseated with a flat, you will need a compressor to get it in again. Not sure how big your co2 cartridge is, but I don't think it will be enough....
05-01-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,920
Posted By MarcusT

No, never owned or worked in a shop. My...

No, never owned or worked in a shop. My experience is just from observation. And as much as I detest saying it, the shops that have succeeded over the years are the places that sell high end bikes...
04-29-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By MarcusT

$1,000 new. If it is in very good condition, the...

$1,000 new. If it is in very good condition, the price is not bad. The bike itself is a beginner's road bike. If you have never ridden a road bike, I suggest you try one out for a few hours. They can...
04-29-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,920
Posted By MarcusT

I agree 100%. Too many people believe because...

I agree 100%. Too many people believe because they have a passion for a hobby (biking, backpacking, cars, etc) that they can run a business in that field. Technical knowledge is one thing, but...
04-28-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By MarcusT

Have you considered something like this? ...

Have you considered something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/2004-Cycle-Products-Bike-Hoist/dp/B003TFOPJA/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=bike+lift&qid=1619670602&sr=8-2
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By MarcusT

I have a small backpack where I put all my...

I have a small backpack where I put all my electronics, in a waterproof bag, strapped to the top of the panniers. That way, when I stop, I just pull off the pack and not worry about theft.
04-20-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,513
Posted By MarcusT

I am also in the market for a pad and don't want...

I am also in the market for a pad and don't want to spend too much. A light weight insulated pad from a reputable brand is quite expensive
Right now, I am considering the Sea To Summit ultra light...
04-18-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,513
Posted By MarcusT

I have the NatureHike Cloud Up 2 and even though...

I have the NatureHike Cloud Up 2 and even though I have not used it in the rain yet, it seems to be a very good tent for the money. Very light and easy enough to set up. There are numerous reviews on...
04-15-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By MarcusT

You should take stock on measurements and what...

You should take stock on measurements and what parts will fit on the frame. Hub width, Bottom bracket, type of brakes, stem/seat post diameter. The headset, if original, will need a major greasing....
04-13-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By MarcusT

There are a number of European manufacturers....

There are a number of European manufacturers. Take a look at this website. I am not recommending the site, but it gives you an idea of what is readily available in Europe...
04-06-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By MarcusT

I have noticed a few times that Schwalbe tires...

I have noticed a few times that Schwalbe tires are slightly wider than other same sized tires
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