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Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe it's hindsight, but I did notice a change...

Maybe it's hindsight, but I did notice a change in the last year of his videos. He seemed more subdued and less sociable.
I will miss him
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,245
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, some cash and let plastic do the rest

Yup, some cash and let plastic do the rest
09-22-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,837
Posted By MarcusT

I was on a rail trail (gravel) the other day with...

I was on a rail trail (gravel) the other day with my hearty 45mm tires. No, problems, enjoying the ride when I met up with a couple of road bikes riding 23mm. After a hello and the weather, they...
09-22-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By MarcusT

Yea, but aluminum oxidizes as well, especially on...

Yea, but aluminum oxidizes as well, especially on cheaper bikes
09-21-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By MarcusT

I'm amazed how everything is very rusted, yet the...

I'm amazed how everything is very rusted, yet the rims look new
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By MarcusT

Wow, was I confused. I was thinking about that...

Wow, was I confused. I was thinking about that midnight train to Georgia
:o
09-15-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,365
Posted By MarcusT

Bananas? Not on a ride. The peels are too messy...

Bananas?
Not on a ride. The peels are too messy and start to smell in brief time
09-15-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By MarcusT

Geometry and tires will make a world of...

Geometry and tires will make a world of difference.
If the bike is Puch that would put in the 70-80s. The common geometry for road bikes in those days was for criterium races. Meaning a road race...
09-11-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the info :thumb:

Thanks for the info :thumb:
09-11-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MarcusT

Sy-Just a basic cleaning. I did about 100 km on...

Sy-Just a basic cleaning. I did about 100 km on dusty gravel roads. Now, trying to get rid of all the crud.
tfunk- Thanks, the bio degreaser I have, does not seem up to the job
09-10-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MarcusT

Degreaser for Squirt Lube

Does anyone know if one uses a regular chain degreaser for Squirt and other wax based lubes?
Any homemade solutions that work?
Thanks
09-04-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By MarcusT

Do you buy too many things?

I have 4 bikes, covering the vast range of riding I do, but now planning a trip with gravel roads. No, I do not own nor will buy a gravel bike, but my converted MTB to touring bike has 1.6" smooth...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,903
Posted By MarcusT

3 water bottles on the bike, and I have never run...

3 water bottles on the bike, and I have never run out of water.
I wear a pack when mountain biking, but not touring. I prefer to be "free", not only while riding, but going into restrooms, stores,...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By MarcusT

I used a hooped bivy a few times and found it...

I used a hooped bivy a few times and found it tight and uncomfortable. With how light tents are these days, there is almost no difference in weight. Plus, side entry makes a world of difference
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By MarcusT

As long as you have water, are prepared for bad...

As long as you have water, are prepared for bad weather, minor breakdowns and have something comfortable to wear, you should be good to go
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarcusT

I tried it once. I rode much too far and was too...

I tried it once. I rode much too far and was too exhausted to enjoy the evening.
08-17-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,200
Posted By MarcusT

Could be something as simple as the tilt for your...

Could be something as simple as the tilt for your seat or shifting forward/backward position
Forum: Fatbikes
08-12-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By MarcusT

Keep the pressure low enough and it should work....

Keep the pressure low enough and it should work. When you say powder, are you talking a few inches or a couple feet?. No tire will work in deep powder. As far as trails go, I look for non-trails,...
08-12-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By MarcusT

Bosch is not an add-on system, they come as a...

Bosch is not an add-on system, they come as a whole bike only. You need to look for systems like Bafang to convert.
There are 2 types of motors for conversion.
The mid mount motor, similar to the...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By MarcusT

I prefer something like: " I will never win a...

I prefer something like:
" I will never win a race, but I like to ride the same"
07-27-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By MarcusT

As the saying goes; If the music is too loud,...

As the saying goes;
If the music is too loud, then you're too old :D
07-26-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,211
Posted By MarcusT

Wow, universally? Chaos ensues :eek:

Wow, universally?
Chaos ensues :eek:
07-26-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,211
Posted By MarcusT

Here are some reasonably priced shorts in your...

Here are some reasonably priced shorts in your country
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/cycling-pants?l=24&o=preis
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,483
Posted By MarcusT

I've found hotel water can taste worse because...

I've found hotel water can taste worse because depending on how busy the hotel is, and what floor you're on, the water could have been sitting in the pipes for a long time . I usually let the water...
07-25-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By MarcusT

With today's technology, it's not doable, but...

With today's technology, it's not doable, but give it time
07-22-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,128
Posted By MarcusT

Eat, drink and be merry....:beer:

Eat, drink and be merry....:beer:
07-21-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By MarcusT

It's a low-mid range touring-city bike. It's only...

It's a low-mid range touring-city bike. It's only rare in the US. I do not see why it would be worth more than other brands, it does not have anything particular about it.
However, if you want to...
07-21-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

Scam? Ortega Ebike

Saw them in Facebook ads. They had stupidly low prices on Ebikes, claim they are fully stocked and their only POC is a Gmail account.
I hope no one gets taken
07-21-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By MarcusT

So, is the problem with the tunes or the guy...

So, is the problem with the tunes or the guy screaming continually?
07-15-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

Meant to say the M625. Was not too sure, need to...

Meant to say the M625. Was not too sure, need to check the DIY videos to ensure the motor will fit.
As usual, the Bafang website is not very informative.
07-14-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks Pop, that answers the question. As for...

Thanks Pop, that answers the question.
As for the trails, 1,000 meters is the altitude gain (in mtn speak). It's not the power of the motor of concern, but the trails and roads have switchbacks,...
07-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

I appreciate the replies, but I don't believe...

I appreciate the replies, but I don't believe we're talking about the same riding. When I say mountains, I mean 1,000 meter climbs of trails and fire roads. 20-25% grade. 42X36 even with a motor is...
07-14-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By MarcusT

Bafang chainring question

I want to mount a Bafang mid drive to my fat bike. I see that pretty much all the motors come with chainrings from 42-52 teeth. These are much too high for my riding (mtn trails). Am I missing...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
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: 3,396
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
07-06-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By MarcusT

Depends on the type of commuting. Bike paths and...

Depends on the type of commuting. Bike paths and such, you can use almost any bike, if you are more like the movie 'Quicksilver', then a light nimble bike is your steed.
It is rare that a touring...
07-04-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,200
Posted By MarcusT

If you're fine with your speed, keep at it, if...

If you're fine with your speed, keep at it, if you want to build up dh speed follow someone faster than you and watch how they do it.
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,662
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
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By MarcusT

In regards to drop bars, of the hundreds of...

In regards to drop bars, of the hundreds of touring pics I've seen, maybe and that's a long maybe, 1% riders are on the drops.
Just sayin'
06-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
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...
06-16-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,457
Posted By MarcusT

In the last 5 years I've used it twice. I don't...

In the last 5 years I've used it twice. I don't care to disturb mom/wife/friend for a ride when I can repair it on the spot.
MTB, I end up in spots where a car pick up could be a very long walk away...
06-14-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,403
Posted By MarcusT

Ditto on the Canon G9X Mk II Super compact and...

Ditto on the Canon G9X Mk II
Super compact and great image quality. Manual controls, RAW, etc. Fits in a really small case hung on my belt.
I also have a Dslr, but for the weight, bulk and fear of...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,795
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe, the best you can do is hang a sign on it...

Maybe, the best you can do is hang a sign on it outside of your lodging asking 40 euro, maybe you'll get a few bites.
Have a fun trip
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,470
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
06-12-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By MarcusT

I tried rear-only once and cursed every time I...

I tried rear-only once and cursed every time I had to move the bike over obstacles.
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,795
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: 1,138
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: 2,730
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.
05-25-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,730
Posted By MarcusT

As above. Pedal assist is an ebike. If it has a...

As above. Pedal assist is an ebike. If it has a throttle it is a motor bike.
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,810
Posted By MarcusT

Huh? Someone on the internet who disagrees with...

Huh? Someone on the internet who disagrees with me? Whatever shall I do?
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