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10-04-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By MarcusT

My best guess, is the block was not long enough....

My best guess, is the block was not long enough. (Yes, a chinese clone, not original Shimano) This is a 4 piston caliper and even though the block was in place with the pin, I'm afraid it may have...
10-03-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By MarcusT

They worked fine before, pistons were pushed back...

They worked fine before, pistons were pushed back with with a plastic tire lever. I took the calipers apart and found when I pushed the leaking piston in, there was a crunching sound.
I guess with...
10-03-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, pads out, yellow block in

Yes, pads out, yellow block in
10-03-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 688
Posted By MarcusT

A colleague had a folding Brompton with a similar...

A colleague had a folding Brompton with a similar set up. On a long ride, the chain tensioner fell off and we could not find the pieces. It was ride-able but very frustrating. I don't believe your...
10-02-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By MarcusT

Is this common on disc brakes?

I was bleeding the hydraulic disc brakes for Shimano BR-MT520. I placed the block in the calipers, pulled the lever and after half a second the pressure released then the caliper started leaking...
09-27-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks. If it bothers me too much, I'll just stop...

Thanks. If it bothers me too much, I'll just stop by he LBS where I bought the bike and see if they have any old sensors around. I've put up with it until now, I don't see any hurry to change it.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By MarcusT

The website lists a 2023 model, but states it is...

The website lists a 2023 model, but states it is no longer available. Very confusing.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/bikepacking-touring-bikes/520/520/p/24000/

I suppose Trek has or...
09-26-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, just as you figured. Bosch does not supply a...

Yup, just as you figured. Bosch does not supply a 50 cent stopper, you have to replace the whole sensor. A dime sized piece of gorilla tape will do just fine, until the sensor really needs to be...
09-26-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By MarcusT

Beauty is in the eye of the... To each their...

Beauty is in the eye of the...
To each their own, but I find the bike mildly attractive. The name of the frame designer proudly displayed. Given, it's not nearly as beautiful as the 70s and 80s...
09-26-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,327
Posted By MarcusT

The mistake you made was arriving at the finish...

The mistake you made was arriving at the finish line and not raising your arms in victory , screaming; "IN YOUR FACE, LOSERS!!!"
09-24-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By MarcusT

Sent a message to Bosch. My experience has been,...

Sent a message to Bosch. My experience has been, sometimes they reply, sometimes they don't.
09-23-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By MarcusT

I don't believe there is a tire to meet all you...

I don't believe there is a tire to meet all you criteria. If the reflective stripe is a must, I suggest you apply adhesive reflective strip to your rims. If you have disc brakes
09-21-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By MarcusT

Help finding/naming a Bosch part

I have searched everywhere I cannot find a reference,
On the Bosch rear wheel sensor, there is a rubber stopper. Lost this stopper. Presently have a piece of tape covering the small hole.
Have not...
09-19-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,182
Posted By MarcusT

In a similar situation. When I ride with friends,...

In a similar situation. When I ride with friends, on the flats, I stay with the group, but on the climbs I fall behind. So, weight is definitely a factor.
Slow and steady. Be sure you have low...
09-19-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. I have a few years still...

Thanks for the input. I have a few years still before I retire, but always checking my options. It would be nice if clients were the the older folks with their older bikes, but Italy is definitely...
09-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By MarcusT

Can one open a repair shop without a fortune?

I am starting to look into a sideline after retirement and considering a small investment bike repair service.
Understandably, tools are the biggest investment and proprietary tools are part of the...
09-16-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,237
Posted By MarcusT

I blame the drop bars :eek:

I blame the drop bars :eek:
09-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,237
Posted By MarcusT

City or dutch bike style. ...

City or dutch bike style.
https://www.rei.com/product/100808/electra-loft-7d-bike
or, get a hybrid/MTB and put sweep bars on it.
Example: the Surly Moloko...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By MarcusT

Pretty much everything that needed to be said,...

Pretty much everything that needed to be said, but I cannot get past the rusty chain or the position of the bars.
Makes me wonder.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,091
Posted By MarcusT

It seems that canister stoves have pretty much...

It seems that canister stoves have pretty much taken over the market, and 2 weeks worth of canisters should not take up that much space. If you know what your menu will be, you should be able to...
09-08-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,334
Posted By MarcusT

As you stated, your OP made it seem like you were...

As you stated, your OP made it seem like you were new to cycling and were taking on quite the challenge.
All that aside, there was a suggestion for a Decathlon refurbished gravel bike. I believe...
09-08-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,334
Posted By MarcusT

I usually don't like to discourage riders, but...

I usually don't like to discourage riders, but you presently do not own a bike and you want to ride 100 miles a day for 20 days? Is there any support for this charity ride?
I believe you are taking...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,615
Posted By MarcusT

The B17 titanium is 410 gr

The B17 titanium is 410 gr
09-07-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,382
Posted By MarcusT

Too many....no, wait...not enough. My head...

Too many....no, wait...not enough.
My head hurts when I think about it :bang:
Forum: Fatbikes
08-31-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By MarcusT

The chain ring looks rather big. Maybe a 34 tooth?

The chain ring looks rather big. Maybe a 34 tooth?
Forum: Fatbikes
08-30-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By MarcusT

A bargain is a bargain, but you're right, that...

A bargain is a bargain, but you're right, that gearing is a thigh buster
08-28-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,555
Posted By MarcusT

Watching dozens of videos on how to maintain/tune...

Watching dozens of videos on how to maintain/tune up my suspension forks and still screwing it up
08-26-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By MarcusT

Self projects are always a risk. The risk being...

Self projects are always a risk. The risk being that you mess up the install and more money needs to be spent, but then there are also the positives.
The satisfaction of a job well done.
The...
08-26-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,381
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, it is because I hate litterbugs. Am I the...

Yes, it is because I hate litterbugs. Am I the crazy one :twitchy:
08-26-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By MarcusT

It's good to see that you are satisfied with the...

It's good to see that you are satisfied with the experience, but a few things would have ticked me off.
Already mentioned, the defective caliper, how does that not get caught at final inspection?
9...
08-24-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,381
Posted By MarcusT

Just to be facetious, I bought presta caps in...

Just to be facetious, I bought presta caps in bulk. Then I went to a mountain pass where riders are famous for resting , snacking and tossing their trash. When they did, I would run up and screw a...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,498
Posted By MarcusT

If there is a high risk of theft, I would get...

If there is a high risk of theft, I would get steel cable or light chain locks that wrap around the panniers through the wheels. Anything else take with you.
08-17-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By MarcusT

I have these. They are quite adaptable to...

I have these. They are quite adaptable to different size tubing...
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By MarcusT

What goes on the handlebar extender?

What goes on the handlebar extender?
08-14-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By MarcusT

The 2 year warranty is standard in the business....

The 2 year warranty is standard in the business. There are many ebike motor comparisons and Bosch seems to always pull out in front for reliability, though there are occasional failures. I have...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By MarcusT

As mentioned numerous times; depends on the...

As mentioned numerous times; depends on the route. When on my MTB and off road, I use a seat post mounted rack with a bag strapped on top, handle bar bag and a backpack. When road touring, both racks...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By MarcusT

I say mix it up. Do some in a group then separate...

I say mix it up. Do some in a group then separate yourself from the group, see which you prefer. I can do a day maybe 2 with a group, but as time goes by, conversations turn to less delicate topics,...
08-08-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By MarcusT

They design saddles for people with prostate...

They design saddles for people with prostate problems. I would think they are applicable for hemorrhoid sufferers.
08-08-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By MarcusT

I'm amazed that you've been a member for almost...

I'm amazed that you've been a member for almost 10 yrs and you only have 5 posts.
Sorry, never heard of such a product
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,419
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: 49
Views: 1,419
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: 1,551
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: 1,551
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: 26
Views: 1,912
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: 40
Views: 1,861
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: 1,144
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: 927
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: 9
Views: 655
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: 986
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: 1,573
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...
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