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Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

All good arguments for being assimilated into the...

All good arguments for being assimilated into the Borg :)

The only reason I know Bars is because I scuba dive. We still use psi but I can think in Bars if I have to.

I've always appreciated the...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

:) I'm a 57 yo Canuck and can think in...

:)

I'm a 57 yo Canuck and can think in metric for everything except temperature. For the life of me I can't stop my brain from picturing the weather in Fahrenheit.
09-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,867
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorta used a lot of words to say you don't care.

Sorta used a lot of words to say you don't care.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

Could have gone either way. I just thought of...

Could have gone either way. I just thought of ounces as weight and extrapolated 16/pound. Didn't even consider fluid volume at all :)
09-10-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Happy Feet

I agree I still would be worried about pedal...

I agree I still would be worried about pedal strike. And this appears to be a 20" rim which will show the height difference between a 4" and 2.5" tire that much more.

I think the easiest thing is...
09-10-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,867
Posted By Happy Feet

I think cycling kit need not be expensive but it...

I think cycling kit need not be expensive but it should be "good enough". Like anything, if you buy the cheapest off amazon or some such you will probably get poor quality control. This pertains to...
09-10-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Happy Feet

Wow! Just googled 2.5 hookworm tires and fat bike...

Wow! Just googled 2.5 hookworm tires and fat bike rims and came up with a lot of references. I never knew. Thanks for the connection :)
09-09-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Happy Feet

This person wants to fit the smaller tire on the...

This person wants to fit the smaller tire on the same fat rim.

it is very common for fat bike owners to have a second wheel set for summer use, using a 29r rim and mtb tires (264+ for snow). Your...
09-09-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Happy Feet

Short answer. Probably not. Long answer....

Short answer. Probably not.

Long answer. Even if the tires would fit, your bike was designed with a bottom bracket (bb) height optimized for 20x4 tires. Assuming that's what came with the bike....
09-08-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,867
Posted By Happy Feet

Perhaps... I would never knock anyone for...

Perhaps...

I would never knock anyone for being frugal, especially if on a budget. I'm firmly in the "do it with what ya got till you can afford better" camp. Also subscribe to the "good enough"...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting discussion. For myself I...

Interesting discussion.

For myself I suffered quite a bit from friction sores on a number of saddles, hence my preference for cycle shorts. A thinner pad, early intervention, creams and trying...
09-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,867
Posted By Happy Feet

It is very curious how, on a bicycle enthusiasts...

It is very curious how, on a bicycle enthusiasts forum, people seem afraid to wear bicycle specific clothing for fear of not fitting in with others off the bike. Brag up how hard one rides here,...
09-08-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

A: Hey guys, how often do you have this problem? ...

A: Hey guys, how often do you have this problem?
B: Not a problem - I do this.
C: Not a problem - I do that.
B: You should do this - you won't have a problem.
C: I don't have a problem.
B:...
09-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,867
Posted By Happy Feet

To add to Phil's post Adaptability to...

To add to Phil's post

Adaptability to weather conditions:

I long distance ride and temps from morning to evening can vary quite a bit. I use arm sleeves, lycra skull cap and knee warmers, as...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Happy Feet

I wear the same cycling shorts regardless. My...

I wear the same cycling shorts regardless. My current favorite is REI cycling underwear, basically a not too padded shorts with thinner panels. I find they breath very well. When in town or camp I...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

It's only a measuring contest to you because you...

It's only a measuring contest to you because you attempted to use mileage as an unchallenged "appeal to authority". Others can also can refer to their experience when describing their subjective...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm not arguing against your personal experience....

I'm not arguing against your personal experience. I think it's valid and worthwhile relating. But there's a difference between that and suggesting one "ought" to feel or act a certain way. No back...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

I really don't think it's one or the other as far...

I really don't think it's one or the other as far as camelback go, whatever works for the individual, but suggesting this as if the poster is doing something wrong is disingenuous. There is no way...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,609
Posted By Happy Feet

Depends on how far one plans to ride in a day and...

Depends on how far one plans to ride in a day and how hot it is.

If I'm putting in consistently high mileage I find it's just better to find a place on the bike. On long road rides, besides the...
09-01-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

Really? To follow trends just because others do...

Really? To follow trends just because others do it and not think for myself? I hope not.

But... earlier you whined about my commenting on your posts and say don't do it and then 11 days later you...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm pretty goal oriented so the idea of just...

I'm pretty goal oriented so the idea of just meandering isn't too appealing but I have done two trips recently that sort of fit that bill.

The first was two weeks to get from Calgary to Jasper. I...
08-27-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,226
Posted By Happy Feet

What I know about drops for me (to be...

What I know about drops for me (to be comfortable):

1. Seat - bar should be roughly parallel. Having bars too low means I pitch forward and put too much weight on my hands. Going to the drops...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 48,963
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/pzzTkl5h.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/pzzTkl5h.jpg (https://imgur.com/pzzTkl5)
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Happy Feet

Great video. Thanks for sharing :)

Great video. Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,395
Posted By Happy Feet

This was the first visit for me (I actually went...

This was the first visit for me (I actually went 2x this summer) and I liked it. Sleeper than Banff /Jasper with a small village feel but lots to do. They have a bike trail from the entrance to the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,395
Posted By Happy Feet

I am still holding out hope for Utah in November...

I am still holding out hope for Utah in November :twitchy:

Last month I was in Waterton National Park which borders Glacier NP and took a boat tour trying to escape the heat. We "crossed" the...
08-20-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

Further to comparing vehicles to bicycles (does...

Further to comparing vehicles to bicycles (does anyone lubricate with motor oil btw? Do tire shops put sealant in their tubeless auto tires when installing?).

Off road 4x4 vehicles use tubeless...
08-20-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

Sort of a thing for people who think new...

Sort of a thing for people who think new technology is going to solve all their problems. Hence, the advice in my first post on the subject.
08-20-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

What ever happened to not commenting on each...

What ever happened to not commenting on each others posts?

Nothing lamer than a stranger trying to convince someone they don't know they ought to change something "just because". I have no problem...
08-18-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

A. Meh. Sealant in tube also took care of that....

A. Meh. Sealant in tube also took care of that. My approach is to seek a new technology when the current one doesn't work. I feel no need to retrofit my wheelset to tubeless for a problem that...
08-18-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By Happy Feet

Running tubes, the only flats recently have been...

Running tubes, the only flats recently have been a spate when blackberry thorns were particularly prevalant. I put some sealant in the tubes and haven't flatted since. If I lived in thorn country I'd...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,536
Posted By Happy Feet

Following with interest. Very curious to see how...

Following with interest. Very curious to see how it turns out. You definitely seem to have a plan :)

Fwiw, I just finished two road trips in the last month and a half totalling about 8000 kms...
07-29-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Happy Feet

It is practically the same (there is a 1T...

It is practically the same (there is a 1T difference total between the two sets) which was necessary for the vertical dropout because I could not tension the chain.

First I found a magic gear...
07-29-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Happy Feet

I would suggest looking at geared hill climbing...

I would suggest looking at geared hill climbing builds and see what they are doing there in that price range. It is a pretty well established discipline (especially in the UK) and while the drive...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,536
Posted By Happy Feet

Just joined exped portal. Left Coast Dale, though...

Just joined exped portal. Left Coast Dale, though I haven't posted yet.
I have a Dodge Caravan I've been using for some years "as is" and am now committing to "vanlife" and just picked up a 2002...
07-26-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,309
Posted By Happy Feet

Practically speaking: If you run disc brakes...

Practically speaking:

If you run disc brakes no problem but rim brakes will require adjustment for the smaller rim size, if possible.

You also have to consider your bottom bracket height when...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,536
Posted By Happy Feet

Looking good! Very curious to see how it turns...

Looking good! Very curious to see how it turns out as I've considered a similar idea as a fun project for a while myself.

I hear you about the heat. Currently working on a new 4x4 overlander build...
07-25-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks :) Fwiw, I wasn't trying to derail...

Thanks :)

Fwiw, I wasn't trying to derail the OPs thread by going in a different direction, just illustrating that we should do what makes us happy and not worry about how what others think.
...
07-23-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By Happy Feet

Precisely. If people could just add the caveat...

Precisely. If people could just add the caveat "for me"...

I bought a nearly 30 year old bike and gave it a 2x2 drive train. Was it worth it? To me it was. I had a lot of fun building, and enjoy...
07-22-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Happy Feet

Congratulations, you already own a gravel bike....

Congratulations, you already own a gravel bike. Drop bars and 1x gearing doesn't make it any more or less capable for gravel. A gravel bike should have: 1. clearance for wide enough tires to suit...
07-20-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By Happy Feet

Dropper post. Of course, it would help if...

Dropper post.

Of course, it would help if you said what kind of conditions 6ou plan to ride in. There is a world of difference between a basic trail bike and a full on technical downhill bike....
07-19-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Happy Feet

Weird. Why don't you go to your own homepage...

Weird.
Why don't you go to your own homepage that you are spamming bike forums with and read the review of mtb glasses you wrote? You could probably read some recommendations you already made there.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-16-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, as you keep responding to my posts I'll...

Well, as you keep responding to my posts I'll respond to this and then we can keep it at that.

A. Never said anything bad about a nice bike... ever.
My push back is always when YOU say something...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-16-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice and comfy... yeah, what most people look for...

Nice and comfy... yeah, what most people look for in off road biking :rolleyes:
Forum: Fatbikes
07-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By Happy Feet

Well great. Basically flat, smooth, easy trails...

Well great. Basically flat, smooth, easy trails that could be done with far more inexpensive bikes than the ones you pump. Thanks for that. The fact that you think you need the newest most expensive...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-14-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By Happy Feet

Meh. Nice dodge on the "post some pics"...

Meh.

Nice dodge on the "post some pics" angle. The advanced riding all that new expensive gear allows- We'll just take your word for it 😉

As to spewing misinformation.
Continually posting into...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-13-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By Happy Feet

I actually live on the BC coast and usually do...

I actually live on the BC coast and usually do North Shore type riding. Two weeks ago I did a paddleboard/fatbike road trip that crossed the Rockies five times to visit six National Parks. Next month...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-13-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By Happy Feet

Wow.. that's amazing. You must feel very...

Wow.. that's amazing. You must feel very intelligent realizing that :rolleyes:

Honestly. Do you think so little of the people on this forum that you believe you have some sort of secret superior...
07-12-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,583
Posted By Happy Feet

This wouldn't even be that hard to make....

This wouldn't even be that hard to make. Apparently the nullwinds link posted earlier has the front wheel fairing, an integrated teardrop shaped seat bag would not be that hard to make/source and...
07-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,583
Posted By Happy Feet

As someone who also likes to tinker in the shop I...

As someone who also likes to tinker in the shop I always appreciate your inventions, rudamentary as they are. I get that they are "proof of concept" designs more than a finished product. Sadly,...
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