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Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
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: 1,994
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
06-24-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,129
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
06-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
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...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
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
06-11-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,023
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: 998
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: 1,834
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.
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,418
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.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
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.
05-10-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
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...
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By MarcusT

Try this ...

Try this
https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9615_11223-146053--,00.html
04-29-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,887
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...
04-20-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
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: 1,495
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...
03-26-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,222
Posted By MarcusT

The name changes whether going uphill :mad: or...

The name changes whether going uphill :mad:
or downhill:love:
03-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,315
Posted By MarcusT

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen...

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen to music as I ride by you?
Or what?
03-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,315
Posted By MarcusT

What's with this "I don't want to force other...

What's with this "I don't want to force other people to listen to my music"?
You're riding, if you pass a person, they might hear the music for a second or 2. If you're riding in a group, I don't...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,603
Posted By MarcusT

I toured on 32s and did not see the disadvantage....

I toured on 32s and did not see the disadvantage. I suppose on gravel, it could cause some problems, but not make it impossible. The biggest advantage of larger tires is the higher weight capacity....
03-11-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By MarcusT

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not...

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not see why they would not work. Attach to the last part of the bar at the shifters....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,280
Posted By MarcusT

Don't let it be just a snow bike. I have great...

Don't let it be just a snow bike. I have great fun bush whacking, swamps and places where you would not normally go with a bike.
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,103
Posted By MarcusT

I take a tablet; Reading. Photo...

I take a tablet;
Reading.
Photo editing/posting
02-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By MarcusT

I don't believe chafing has as much to do with...

I don't believe chafing has as much to do with the saddle, but rather clothing.
The B17 is one of the smoothest saddles (slippery), I have found, but then you should ensure the angle, height and...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,062
Posted By MarcusT

WHAT??? I am 57 and have no plans to stop...

WHAT??? I am 57 and have no plans to stop touring. .
In fact I've done more touring in the last 5 yrs than in the previous 20. I knew a guy in his late 70s and he rode across continents on his...
01-26-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By MarcusT

Google shows no results for a Priority Unity or...

Google shows no results for a Priority Unity or Unity Priority. Be careful with this one
01-16-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,758
Posted By MarcusT

Got it. Thanks

Got it. Thanks
12-27-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, traffic, traffic and more traffic. There is...

Yes, traffic, traffic and more traffic. There is a supposed bike lane but it is covered in debris, tires, etc. I have never done it, but have watched a few videos.
I did a long bridge with a nice...
12-22-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,052
Posted By MarcusT

There are 2 values on any product. What the...

There are 2 values on any product. What the seller thinks it's worth and what the buyer thinks it's worth.
If both of you are happy with the price, then you made out alright. I have over payed on...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-13-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, I've done it, many times. The biggest...

Yes, I've done it, many times. The biggest challenge at that speed is the bouncing. When your cadence and speed hit a certain point, the wheels starting bouncing. Very annoying. :speedy:
12-13-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By MarcusT

I am confused. You bought a very economical bike...

I am confused. You bought a very economical bike and you want to start spending money on it for upgrades?
I suggest you ride it for a while, then see what the bike needs to make your ride more...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By MarcusT

I have the Chesters and some chinese knock offs...

I have the Chesters and some chinese knock offs of the Chesters.(Scudgood) You can see the difference in quality, but I cannot complain about either one, they both survived some pretty harsh...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,785
Posted By MarcusT

Nice choice. Remember that these bikes can go...

Nice choice. Remember that these bikes can go anywhere, the only thing holding you back is your legs. So, when you take the bike out for the first time and you see some sketchy path or trail, or even...
11-12-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,650
Posted By MarcusT

I just wave, like they're old friends.

I just wave, like they're old friends.
11-12-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By MarcusT

Decades ago, the sign of a quality free wheel was...

Decades ago, the sign of a quality free wheel was by how quite it was, now, it seems the noisier hubs are sought after. In fact I found a video on YT, how to make your hub noisier.
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,973
Posted By MarcusT

If they create a "gravel" version of the Galaxy,...

If they create a "gravel" version of the Galaxy, I'm sure sales would soar.
11-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,390
Posted By MarcusT

I never buy from a vendor that does not list a...

I never buy from a vendor that does not list a physical address on their website. That's the first sign that they don't care much for customer service.
Their BBB complaints are few, so maybe a new...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By MarcusT

The 26" max seems to be 58cm, if you want 62, you...

The 26" max seems to be 58cm, if you want 62, you need to go with 700cc (in Europe). However, it still looks like a major shortage from the pandemic.
11-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By MarcusT

I literally do not know how many times sealant...

I literally do not know how many times sealant has saved my tire.
Before going tubless, I was getting puncture flats on almost every outing (MTB).
After going tubeless; not a one, but I still carry...
11-02-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,008
Posted By MarcusT

I have no intention of buying from...

I have no intention of buying from Ali---anything.
If they or their vendors rip you off, your only recourse is a bad review.
Ebay has a better satisfaction record.
10-31-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By MarcusT

I've found the best wheel selection and price to...

I've found the best wheel selection and price to be with Rose Bikes
10-27-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By MarcusT

There are some specialized tools you cannot go...

There are some specialized tools you cannot go without. Unfortunately, the 90s introduced several different bottom bracket tools, but they are not too expensive.
I started with one of those cased...
10-27-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,224
Posted By MarcusT

No one is forcing you to read or comment on these...

No one is forcing you to read or comment on these threads. The title was quite clear.
Nothing wrong with a fellow cyclist looking for 2nd and 3rd opinions. Sometimes the answer is a given, but...
10-22-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,515
Posted By MarcusT

I need to pipe in on this one. The...

I need to pipe in on this one.
The "fitness/hybrid" came out decades before the term gravel bike was even coined.
It's the gravel bike that is a fitness/hybrid bike with drop bars. :thumb:
10-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,229
Posted By MarcusT

Who has the time or the inclination to give flak...

Who has the time or the inclination to give flak for the type of bag you have on your rack?
If anything, I would give you some flak on the dry rot in your fencing ;)
09-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,267
Posted By MarcusT

I like working on bikes. It's that simple. So...

I like working on bikes. It's that simple. So building my own is just the natural order of things. Yes, I did hand pick each component.
Building your own is not some anal compulsive itch to scratch,...
09-06-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By MarcusT

I watched this video last year. Even though Moto...

I watched this video last year. Even though Moto chains and bike chains are very different, it is interesting. If you watch their review on chain cleaners you will see how WD-40 disintegrates plastic...
09-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By MarcusT

I have tried GoreTex and many of the other brands...

I have tried GoreTex and many of the other brands and not one ever breathed enough where I was not soaked after a MTB ride.
Forum: Touring
09-01-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,438
Posted By MarcusT

You mean I've been doing it wrong all these...

You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?
I ride roads with sparse traffic, many times gravel or cow paths, with 42mm tires, and panniers only hold 60L
I'm going to have to rethink my...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,438
Posted By MarcusT

Catch phrases, marketing and perception. ...

Catch phrases, marketing and perception.
Younger folks and hip oldsters do not want to buy a touring bike, but they will buy a bikepacking bike
08-27-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By MarcusT

I find myself more willing to stop for pics when...

I find myself more willing to stop for pics when I am on the uphill, rather than down :thumb:
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