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Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mtnbud

I like those racks. Looks good 👍

I like those racks. Looks good 👍
01-17-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By mtnbud

Exercise bikes at the gym

My gym has one upright exercise bike. It's a Stairmaster brand. The seat is so freaking wide. I don't understand how anyone could sit on the thing. I usually avoid it by getting the cardio...
01-16-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By mtnbud

Is this a hippie bike?

Is this a hippie bike?
01-12-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By mtnbud

https://media.tenor.com/7uGjf1ssZWcAAAAM/wild-hogs...

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11-18-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By mtnbud

Digital Drive

I had never heard of digital drive. It certainly wouldn't make any sense for my type of riding, but it might make sense for some ebike users. I could understand for some who ride throttle ebikes...
Forum: Touring
11-10-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By mtnbud

Agreed - That Spork looks burly! BTW - I...

Agreed - That Spork looks burly!

BTW - I have some spacers between the fork mounts and the rack to keep the rack completely clear off the forks.
11-10-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,861
Posted By mtnbud

Since you say you're not picking on me - I've...

Since you say you're not picking on me -
I've been burned twice this month buying made in China/sold by Chinese distributor stuff. With the first, the item had a picture which showed 2 items and the...
Forum: Touring
11-10-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By mtnbud

My 2006 Specialized has a carbon fork with low...

My 2006 Specialized has a carbon fork with low rider mounts. I've had a rack on it from day one with no problems....
11-02-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
Posted By mtnbud

I've never tried to reinforce pants. I'd think...

I've never tried to reinforce pants. I'd think you'd need to do it just right or you'll get uncomfortable seams that could cause chaffing.

I know from experience, some fabrics are simply tougher...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By mtnbud

I like your choice of music for your video.

I like your choice of music for your video.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-14-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,147
Posted By mtnbud

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10-14-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 643
Posted By mtnbud

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10-11-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By mtnbud

Weirdest bike I've seen: Walking bike Second ...

Weirdest bike I've seen: Walking bike
Second weirdest: Half wheels
09-17-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,212
Posted By mtnbud

I'm glad you're okay. I hope that driver...

I'm glad you're okay. I hope that driver experiences some type of karma for his behavior. Anyone who acts like that will more than likely get his just desserts some time. Hopefully sooner than...
09-14-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,861
Posted By mtnbud

​​​​​​ Ah - I would've likely done the same. ...

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Ah - I would've likely done the same. If the bike lane is in good shape and empty, I take it. If not, I tend to ride close to the shoulder and get into the bike lane lane when I spot...
09-14-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,861
Posted By mtnbud

So was this guy in a vehicle behind you laying on...

So was this guy in a vehicle behind you laying on his horn while you could have easily moved over into the bike lane and waited for him to drive by? :foo:
09-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,079
Posted By mtnbud

Before you buy new tires, try running the tires...

Before you buy new tires, try running the tires you have at a lower pressure. With the mtb bike I converted to touring, I run my 2.0 width tires at 80psi on pavement and 40psi on gravel. I have...
08-30-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,709
Posted By mtnbud

I've actually observed the opposite where I live....

I've actually observed the opposite where I live. I'm finding drivers to be more respectful and cautious around me than they used to - say 20 to 25 yrs ago. I expect social media has played a part in...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By mtnbud

Sometimes traffic does seem to cause me to ride...

Sometimes traffic does seem to cause me to ride faster. I've also noticed the noise level makes a difference. The noisier it is, the faster I tend to pedal. I think it's because I don't feel as...
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By mtnbud

I made my own frame bag. I repurposed some...

I made my own frame bag. I repurposed some Cordura from an old stuff sack. I made mine a roll top which was way easier than trying to add a zipper.

I started by making a template out of cardboard....
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By mtnbud

Tillamook Cheddar is on sale at my local Safeway...

Tillamook Cheddar is on sale at my local Safeway right now. Cheaper than the cheese factory, but no free samples. My favorite sample is the cheese curds AKA Squeaky Cheese. (I wish Tillamook would...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By mtnbud

Trip Report. Trask to Coast Oregon

Trask River Oregon Gravel Route
My buddy and I decided to check out the Trask River Gravel route (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/6711451?lang=en)through the Oregon coastal range before a predicted...
07-27-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By mtnbud

Comparing a 29+ to 26, the 29+ can't corner as...

Comparing a 29+ to 26, the 29+ can't corner as sharp but it rolls over everything. In some ways the 29+ feels more efficient than the 26. With bigger tires, I have way more clearance for bikepacking...
07-20-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3"...

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3" tire. None of the bike shops in my town had any and most online distributors were out of stock on that size. I do think we're going to have supply...
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,575
Posted By mtnbud

If your current saddle works for you, I wouldn't...

If your current saddle works for you, I wouldn't change it.
Forum: Touring
07-08-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By mtnbud

I'm guessing you go up to the jewelry counter and...

I'm guessing you go up to the jewelry counter and say the secret phrase. They'll then walk you to the closed blue door, knock the special code and let you in.
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By mtnbud

​​​​​​I'd love to do a ride through the Steens...

​​​​​​I'd love to do a ride through the Steens Mountains in Southeastern Oregon. This route through the area looks amazing. (https://bikepacking.com/routes/oregon-big-country/)
Years ago I fished...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By mtnbud

From the few times I've been over on the far east...

From the few times I've been over on the far east side of Oregon, I can attest that eastern Oregon is a hidden gem that gets far less press than the west side and the Cascades.

I'll hopefully get...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By mtnbud

The weather was great. We hit it just before the...

The weather was great. We hit it just before the heatwave hit the valley.. 97 degrees in the valley today, but coastal temperatures never seem to get out of hand...
Was it pretty hot in Eastern...
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By mtnbud

Trip Report: Bikepacking C2C

A new signed gravel route from Corvallis to the central Oregon coast was developed a few years ago called the C2C (https://c2ctrail.org/). My friend Aaron and I made a plan to ride a loop...
06-14-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,095
Posted By mtnbud

There's really nothing wrong with that bike. If...

There's really nothing wrong with that bike. If it's not stopping as well as it should, it's possible the brakes may need different pads or possibly just some adjusting. The wheels are a bit heavy....
06-09-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By mtnbud

Need pictures, or it didn't happen...:innocent:

Need pictures, or it didn't happen...:innocent:
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,609
Posted By mtnbud

If you can return that rear rack, I'd return it...

If you can return that rear rack, I'd return it and get a different rack.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-23-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,147
Posted By mtnbud

Do plus sized tires count?

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05-22-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 91,214
Posted By mtnbud

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/J0NAQR-TS8YLB0yI...

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05-18-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 91,214
Posted By mtnbud

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Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By mtnbud

https://youtu.be/UgI7HcUdCZg

https://youtu.be/UgI7HcUdCZg
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By mtnbud

FYI - In case you've never tried it, you can see...

FYI - In case you've never tried it, you can see many road shoulders by going to Google maps or earth. Build the route(or not) then grab the little mustard colored icon that looks like a person and...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,782
Posted By mtnbud

Yes - the farm supply stores have those...

Yes - the farm supply stores have those fiberglass rods for temporary fencing. I've used them in the past for a pulk sled. They don't have the connectors so you'll have to figure out someway to get a...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,782
Posted By mtnbud

That'll be an awesome trip. Be sure and post a...

That'll be an awesome trip. Be sure and post a trip report for us! On one trip I rode through Sumpter and Granite on the way to LaGrande. I was a little surprised by how much climbing there is...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,782
Posted By mtnbud

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When I cowboy camped, I'd always bring a tarp with poles in case of rain. I...
04-27-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By mtnbud

I will do. - I'm in Oregon, but will still fill...

I will do. - I'm in Oregon, but will still fill out the WA survey. I am hoping Oregon will follow suit. I believe there was a meeting scheduled to happen in OR a couple of years ago that was canceled...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,076
Posted By mtnbud

To get an idea of what you're thinking, take a...

To get an idea of what you're thinking, take a look at some maps and plan out a month or so of traveling. I know where I live it can be 30 to 80 miles between towns where you'd be able to buy real...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By mtnbud

Here are mine:...

Here are mine:...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By mtnbud

Why not consider a bike packing system. Strap a...

Why not consider a bike packing system. Strap a dry bag under the seatpost https://bikepacking.com/plan/bikepacking-hacks-3-diy-seat-packs/ and another small one on the handlebars. I bought some...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,040
Posted By mtnbud

Have you been riding that Bianchi you bought? Is...

Have you been riding that Bianchi you bought? Is it a comfortable fit for you? How high is your saddle compared to your handlebars? I find I prefer my handlebars to be level or slightly higher...
04-07-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By mtnbud

Bridgestone MB1?

Saw this ad (https://salem.craigslist.org/bik/d/salem-mountain-bike-bridgestone/7468236254.html) on CL. Is this a 1989 Bridgestone MB1? I have a 1986 Diamondback Acent I converted to a touring bike....
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,928
Posted By mtnbud

Things to conside: If your chainstays are too...

Things to conside: If your chainstays are too short, your heels may hit your panniers. Gearing should be low enough for long climbs on steep hills. Wheels need to tough enough to stay true when...
Forum: Touring
02-23-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By mtnbud

Yep! It wouldn't have been my first choice for a...

Yep! It wouldn't have been my first choice for a replacement. It's worked well with the changes though. I've had no issues so far with the rear stay or the carbon fork.
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By mtnbud

I am wondering about that also. I'm very...

I am wondering about that also. I'm very bothered they have the chain on the small chain ring up front with the small cog in back. Is that something an "expert" bicycle mechanic would do?

OP. ...
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