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01-14-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm not an expert in that but I use my GP in a...

I'm not an expert in that but I use my GP in a certain way. Usually I video an outing and then download the files into my editing software, edit, and save the final result to my computer with a...
01-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Happy Feet

I use a Go Pro 3 and a helmet mount. After some...

I use a Go Pro 3 and a helmet mount. After some time trying that I would recommend a chest mount.

The angle from the helmet fore shortens the view and makes the perspective look odd. You don't get...
01-13-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,545
Posted By Happy Feet

1948 Raleigh Sport ...

1948 Raleigh Sport

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772598793_6b0b85a033_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSjpK)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48888666107_aa7236ebae_b.jpg...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-08-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By Happy Feet

The question comes down to two considerations, or...

The question comes down to two considerations, or ways of getting into a new bike.

1. Can I afford to, at this moment, spend 2K on a fat bike?
2. Can I buy a decent fat bike platform for less,...
01-06-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Happy Feet

Ha ha. The effect on the thief would be funny to...

Ha ha. The effect on the thief would be funny to watch.

I made this ghetto bike alarm a few years ago for my touring bike. When the wheel turns it pulls the pin and emits a 130db alarm. IRL I...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By Happy Feet

The AWOL is a nice bike. It would make a capable...

The AWOL is a nice bike. It would make a capable tourer as is. Touring bikes are not noted to be speedy by nature.
That said, the biggest single change you could make would be different tires. Those...
01-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Happy Feet

No, the obvious solution is not to do it unless...

No, the obvious solution is not to do it unless there is a compelling reason.
I think we have all seen your franken bike and most would not want to go down that route.
Forum: Touring
01-01-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By Happy Feet

I think both Ortliebs and Carradice make good...

I think both Ortliebs and Carradice make good bags, I would recommend either.
For clarity, here is a look at my front bags, that I use as smaller rear panniers.

This pic shows the pannier rail...
12-28-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Happy Feet

Some free promo for Charlie! ...

Some free promo for Charlie!

http://i.imgur.com/WtWrqFQh.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/WtWrqFQ)
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,374
Posted By Happy Feet

203? that will fit road 160 calipers. Now I have...

203? that will fit road 160 calipers. Now I have more research to do as well for that new project...

Bad timing, as I finally got a second 650b wheelset for my touring bike so it can flex between...
Forum: Touring
12-25-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm not sure what the premise of the thread is....

I'm not sure what the premise of the thread is. That extended cycling creates some muscle imbalance or that it is worse than being sedentary?

Of course any singular activity will create an...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,902
Posted By Happy Feet

Now that's a good question. I think, at some...

Now that's a good question.

I think, at some point, a hiker going at a good clip can keep pace with, or pass a bike going up hill. Happens all the time on the access trail at our local MTB area....
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,902
Posted By Happy Feet

staehpj1, you made me smile remembering how I...

staehpj1, you made me smile remembering how I started out

First tour 1989 Calgary to Vancouver

Packing up

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48184890597_4ddcc6b634_b.jpg...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,902
Posted By Happy Feet

The "more volume means more gear" argument comes...

The "more volume means more gear" argument comes with a lot of caveats. As time goes on I more appreciate a clean rig without a lot of danglies. Sometimes you see a bike packing rig that has minmal...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By Happy Feet

I've looked at a lot of bike packing setups that...

I've looked at a lot of bike packing setups that look minimalistic but are really more suited to favorable climates. In Canada, in mountains or shoulder seasons, you wind up carrying more bulk (not...
12-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,887
Posted By Happy Feet

This is the strangest post I've read in a while....

This is the strangest post I've read in a while. How does someone pass you arrogantly? By not waving? For that you will die just to make them feel inferior?

Driving down the freeway must be quite...
12-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,922
Posted By Happy Feet

Hair club for bibs? ...

Hair club for bibs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv0LoGtkcsA&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Touring
12-12-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,031
Posted By Happy Feet

As with some other questions about touring set...

As with some other questions about touring set ups, there is no "tour specific" guideline for what you use. The guiding principle should be what you are comfortable riding over a long period of time;...
12-10-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By Happy Feet

I regularly ride a rigid 26r. As Russ says, maybe...

I regularly ride a rigid 26r. As Russ says, maybe not some black diamonds but plenty of thrills and spills just the same.

The only fool is the guy who doesn't go mtbing because he's afraid of what...
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Happy Feet

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid...

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid deployment when encountering Italian race teams on the road. Too slow and you could wind up being the one sitting on your duff in the weeds.
12-03-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,269
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks for teaching me a new word. You're a...

Thanks for teaching me a new word. You're a mensch :)
12-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,024
Posted By Happy Feet

On an E stay bike of that era (80/90) I recently...

On an E stay bike of that era (80/90) I recently swapped out a U brake with a modern bmx brake (centerpull, criss cross brake?). They are interchangeable. I bought it at a local shop. Also swapped...
12-03-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,024
Posted By Happy Feet

Maybe it depends on where you are, but I can buy...

Maybe it depends on where you are, but I can buy <$100 rigid mtbs with good components all day long on CL and in thrift shops. These are the basis of almost all of my project rebuilds. But that takes...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,004
Posted By Happy Feet

OMG... YOU were being Surly! :D

OMG... YOU were being Surly! :D
12-02-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,024
Posted By Happy Feet

I am hesitent to post into this thread but these...

I am hesitent to post into this thread but these are my thoughts.

Saying late 80's to early 90's mtb (basically well built rigid bike) is the pinnacle of practical design is overall incorrect,...
12-01-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,907
Posted By Happy Feet

Post reported. You are not funny.

Post reported. You are not funny.
11-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Happy Feet

I generally use trail runners with merino wool...

I generally use trail runners with merino wool socks and ankle gaiters, just because I have them and don't want to also buy winter mtb shoes.



For snow on my fat bike I use Sorels
...
Forum: Touring
11-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By Happy Feet

I go along with situational awareness, cable lock...

I go along with situational awareness, cable lock as a deterrent and valuables in a carry bag. Real thieves can carry portable angle grinders and get through almost anything. Mostly I try to deter...
11-25-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,212
Posted By Happy Feet

Or perhaps with covid not going away anytime...

Or perhaps with covid not going away anytime soon, and fewer people touring (buying tour bikes) they've had to pare down the offerings to the few lines that have the best sales. I could see the LHT...
11-24-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,256
Posted By Happy Feet

Who the hell gun blues a bicycle frame?

Who the hell gun blues a bicycle frame?
11-24-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,119
Posted By Happy Feet

Uh... the context of the thread was about some...

Uh... the context of the thread was about some "snob" who felt he was entitled to better service because of the high priced bike he owned.

You have tried to dress your tipping up as some sort of...
11-24-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,976
Posted By Happy Feet

42.

42.
11-23-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,119
Posted By Happy Feet

That is very true. If we are talking about being...

That is very true. If we are talking about being generally generous and doing nice things for people I am all for that. But, in the context of this thread, I am addressing the sentiment that cyclists...
11-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,119
Posted By Happy Feet

I think to live with a thankful heart is a good...

I think to live with a thankful heart is a good thing but what you just described is a fine line between that and feeling you must compensate people for simply being decent. At that point decency...
11-23-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,119
Posted By Happy Feet

Raises and bonuses come from the owner, not the...

Raises and bonuses come from the owner, not the customer, usually for a years worth of effort, not one job. And I have no problem acknowledging exceptional service but balk at the notion of creating...
11-23-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,119
Posted By Happy Feet

You are paying for them to fix your bike. Why do...

You are paying for them to fix your bike. Why do you feel the need to also bribe them with extras?
If they ride or hang out with you when you're not a paying customer then they are your friends....
11-22-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,119
Posted By Happy Feet

Srsly. Can you imagine every person paying to...

Srsly. Can you imagine every person paying to have their bikes worked on in shop donating a six pack or case to the workers as gratitude for them just basically doing their jobs. They're probably...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,985
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting discussion re filters and post...

Interesting discussion re filters and post processing. I have a couple of photographer pals and they tell me about the different guidelines people operate under.
In UW photography a certain amount...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,387
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/u5rAcB6h.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/u5rAcB6h.jpg (https://imgur.com/u5rAcB6)
11-20-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know about the itis. Seems more like an...

I don't know about the itis. Seems more like an ism.

I've recently converted this e-stay into a SS (really a 2x2) and am enjoying seeing what I can do with it. Like a big kids bmx.
...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,565
Posted By Happy Feet

I would look at three ideas, depending on what...

I would look at three ideas, depending on what you prefer:

Drop bars

Trekking bars

Flat bars with bar ends.

Flats with only one hand position may lead to discomfort long term.
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,375
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, I totally get the misunderstanding. This...

Yes, I totally get the misunderstanding. This issue probably effects me more when trying to define bike packing as I have what I consider a bike packing rig that uses two small panniers instead of a...
11-12-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By Happy Feet

an incorrectly adjusted mirror also reflects...

an incorrectly adjusted mirror also reflects poorly on cyclists...
11-11-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By Happy Feet

Another example as far outside the list as...

Another example as far outside the list as possible.

One of my longest running projects this 1960's era Woodward's department store bike has everything going wrong for it collector wise. Plain...
11-11-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By Happy Feet

For me, collecting (or better restoring) bikes is...

For me, collecting (or better restoring) bikes is a hands on doing thing. I don't just only buy bikes to put on a shelf because they are considered "valuable". I look for something that inspires my...
11-11-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By Happy Feet

Here's that Gitane. Is it monetarily "valuable"...

Here's that Gitane. Is it monetarily "valuable" to collect? No. Bike boom era, straight gauge Hi Ten, steel rims, stanped dropouts.
Was it worth buying and restoring? To me it was.

I'm still...
11-11-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By Happy Feet

Try to wear matching socks.

Try to wear matching socks.
11-10-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep.

Yep.
11-10-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By Happy Feet

Part of my push back is due to experiences such...

Part of my push back is due to experiences such as noted in my post above about the fake snob in the touring sub forum. It was annoying coming to a forum of kindred spirits just to have ones choices...
11-10-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,933
Posted By Happy Feet

I have no idea if the OP is trying to cleverly...

I have no idea if the OP is trying to cleverly troll or sincere but coming on new to a board and immediately trying to list the "rules" of what is worth or not worth collecting is a pretty bone...
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