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09-24-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
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: 7
Views: 138
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: 3
Views: 108
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: 1,078
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: 19
Views: 477
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: 19
Views: 477
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: 1,128
Posted By MarcusT

I blame the drop bars :eek:

I blame the drop bars :eek:
09-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,128
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: 16
Views: 392
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: 81
Views: 1,680
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: 1,288
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: 1,288
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: 2,532
Posted By MarcusT

The B17 titanium is 410 gr

The B17 titanium is 410 gr
09-07-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,143
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: 283
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: 283
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: 1,537
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: 418
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: 1,363
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: 466
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: 1,363
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: 2,324
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: 714
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: 304
Posted By MarcusT

What goes on the handlebar extender?

What goes on the handlebar extender?
08-14-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
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: 1,605
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: 1,113
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: 32
Views: 1,089
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: 589
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: 1,386
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: 1,386
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: 1,536
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: 1,536
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: 1,841
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: 1,807
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: 1,142
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: 920
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: 611
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: 981
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: 1,547
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: 1,344
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: 909
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: 450
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: 281
Views: 8,021
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: 281
Views: 8,021
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: 281
Views: 8,021
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: 281
Views: 8,021
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: 410
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: 1,024
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: 1,097
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
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