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Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 929
Posted By MarcusT

There are 3 measurements to consider in fork...

There are 3 measurements to consider in fork replacement. Length (wheel size), hub width and rake.
The rake is the distance the fork bends outward. Also called offset or forward. Even if your forks...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 929
Posted By MarcusT

Have you looked at Bike24? They have a good...

Have you looked at Bike24?
They have a good selection of touring forks
07-26-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,357
Posted By MarcusT

I believe you did not comprehend the context of...

I believe you did not comprehend the context of my post. All good. no biggie
07-25-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,357
Posted By MarcusT

I understand the desire to get the best deal, but...

I understand the desire to get the best deal, but in the end, going through anguish to save $10-20, is it really worth it?

Amazon (their own) sells the Brooks and the price is higher than a few...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-25-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By MarcusT

Sadly, it is happening. The question is; is it...

Sadly, it is happening. The question is; is it happening because people are not doing rides which require fat bikes or have they found a substitute bike to replace it?
IMHO, people have left the...
07-21-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, it's finances in the end. I bought a...

Yup, it's finances in the end.
I bought a factory ebike (Bosch) Spent more money than I wanted, but am satisfied. Of course the disappointment comes from bigger batteries and better motors came out...
07-16-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 985
Posted By MarcusT

The amount of padding means very little. A good...

The amount of padding means very little. A good quality chamois makes a world of difference. Butt soreness depends on 2 factors: The saddle (fit) and friction.
Forum: Touring
07-13-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By MarcusT

I am not convinced that a CF frame is best for...

I am not convinced that a CF frame is best for touring
07-12-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By MarcusT

$200 to service brakes?? Sounds a bit off I...

$200 to service brakes?? Sounds a bit off
I would replace them. I have Shimano and Tektro basic models. I prefer the Tektro

Then go to Youtube and learn to DIY
07-03-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By MarcusT

Economics. My parts box is well supplied, but if...

Economics. My parts box is well supplied, but if I have to pay for anything more than new tires, it's not worth it.
If it's a project bike, I might spend more
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By MarcusT

From my observations in Europe, one can usually...

From my observations in Europe, one can usually tell from the bars. If the bars are flat, they're mainland European, if the bars are dropped, they are N. American or British.
However, gravel bikes...
06-28-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,231
Posted By MarcusT

Trolls and Karens on a bike forum. JK Mine:...

Trolls and Karens on a bike forum. JK
Mine: Looking forward to great ride. Getting changed, prepping the bike then you step outside and a storm has rolled in
Forum: Fatbikes
06-28-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By MarcusT

I understand one possible problem with tubeless...

I understand one possible problem with tubeless on a platform. If the tire loses all pressure, then the sealant can adhere the flat tire. It's not a serious issue, but happened to me when I left my...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 373
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: 27
Views: 949
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: 20
Views: 981
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: 3,459
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: 372
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: 568
Posted By MarcusT

Other than aesthetics, not much

Other than aesthetics, not much
06-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
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: 594
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: 27
Views: 945
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: 468
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: 404
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: 2,589
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: 1,339
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: 2,373
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: 1,339
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: 383
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: 16
Views: 1,000
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: 385
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: 7,906
Posted By MarcusT

When and where did that happen?

When and where did that happen?
05-06-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 7,906
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: 604
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: 446
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: 1,920
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: 744
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: 794
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: 1,157
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: 4,861
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,...
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