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Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 208
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice looking bike. I’ll be interested to hear...

Nice looking bike. I’ll be interested to hear what mods you do.
06-12-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Road rides 5 - 10%. Usually uphill but...

Road rides 5 - 10%. Usually uphill but occasionally when I want to accelerate quickly.
Mountain bike rides 40 - 50%. Usually downhill but sometimes uphill if it’s a short climb. I particularly like...
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will...

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will certainly take the seat and hide the bike well in the woods. But I’ll make sure I have it clearly marked on my treasure map or GPS as I do want to be able...
05-25-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mountain Mitch

It is a variety of trips. Pretty much any...

It is a variety of trips. Pretty much any whitewater. Typically 10-40 kms. Obviously there’s a certain amount of common sense involved, But it’s just that, in this area, I have about zero experience...
05-25-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Ha-ha! I don’t think my vertical will resemble...

Ha-ha! I don’t think my vertical will resemble Your customers! But it’s the same general idea. Obviously I’ll stash the bike but I have heard of various methods of locking (eg. Chain ring) and I have...
05-25-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Hiding a Bike

I plan to do a lot more whitewater canoeing this year. The problem with canoeing on moving water is that it’s usually a one way trip. And, with all the rules about distancing it will be even less...
05-23-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Interesting! But in the real world, I’ve never...

Interesting! But in the real world, I’ve never had a problem.
05-12-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Is this it?...

Is this it? https://www.instagram.com/lastradabikes/?hl=en
seems to lots on the internet, like:
...
05-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Triplets of Bellville

One of my favourite cycling movies, The Triplets of Bellville, is available for free streaming on CBC Gem. But I should warn you that my dog thinks it’s a movie about a dog seeking to be fed. If you...
05-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,974
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !
05-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,974
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, I’m only 65 so maybe I’ll come to it. I...

Well, I’m only 65 so maybe I’ll come to it. I have no doubt it can be fun - but so is riding a dirt bike! To me a motor is a motor is a motor.
05-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,974
Posted By Mountain Mitch

‘Exercise’ is one reason so many of my (soon to...

‘Exercise’ is one reason so many of my (soon to be FORMER) riding buddies are buying e-bikes!

I have nothing against e-bikes as commuters or for people with handicaps that would not permit them to...
05-08-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, they’ll get the name!

Well, they’ll get the name!
05-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,578
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy...

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy putting the hammer down - when I feel like it! I’m not slow - but I really don’t care. To me, it’s all about the experience and joy of being out in...
Forum: Touring
05-01-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I speak French reasonably well but I certainly do...

I speak French reasonably well but I certainly do not have a perfect accent. It can get quite ridiculous. When visiting Quebec I spoke to a store clerk in French. He replied in English - but his...
Forum: For Sale
04-29-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,075
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Can you post a close up of the Campy SR front...

Can you post a close up of the Campy SR front derailleur? Is it braze-on?
04-26-20, 09:30 AM
03-30-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Consider wearing a 😷 mask. But leave the N95...

Consider wearing a 😷 mask. But leave the N95 masks for the professionals who need the maximum protection. https://apple.news/AD4MTqbuvTAeiWSccI0HjZg

Despite its population density, Japan’s rise in...
03-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Mountain Mitch

They should do what they do in the UAE: ...

They should do what they do in the UAE:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/6008aae9_c9d5_4f6d_854b_11f4eaaf2f31_5ca0eac9ad29977b2db795837b578d5d70d03c9a.jpeg
Desert...
03-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,379
Posted By Mountain Mitch

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on...

A Giant Defy or a Roubaix would be good choice on the speedy race type bike. But It seems you may be more into a versatile exercise oriented bike. Although it’s a bit unusual, I like this steel...
03-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Still pretty snowy around here for anything but...

Still pretty snowy around here for anything but fat biking. And the fat bike trails are getting a bit questionable. We generally prefer to ski in these sun affected snow conditions:...
03-17-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Can you get a local machine shop to turn the...

Can you get a local machine shop to turn the seatpost down by .2 mm as far as the minimum insertion range? I’d rather weaken the post than the bike!
03-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,269
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Around here (BC mountains) the only riding for...

Around here (BC mountains) the only riding for the next 6 to 8 weeks is the fat bike - which I do solo. I had planned my usual month in Utah to get back into mountain bike riding shape. However, the...
03-10-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,428
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Won’t you take your bike?

Won’t you take your bike?
03-05-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I use a 6 inch piece of 3mm bar tape laid along...

I use a 6 inch piece of 3mm bar tape laid along the upper surface of the hand position in the drops. Then I tape as normal. I agree that good gloves also will help. I haven’t tried CF bars but can...
02-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Try mountain biking. Some pretty good trails just...

Try mountain biking. Some pretty good trails just outside of town.
01-27-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Check out the Classic and Vintage bike forum on...

Check out the Classic and Vintage bike forum on here. There are some very dedicated and knowledgeable people on there who have vast supplies of unusual parts as well as being willing to offer advice...
01-23-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,745
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I find cold weather biking similar to cross...

I find cold weather biking similar to cross country skiing. You need to start cool because your body will manufacture a lot of heat. Unfortunately, with biking, the speed/breeze and comparative lack...
12-24-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,806
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I do a lot of hill climbing, but mostly on...

I do a lot of hill climbing, but mostly on mountain bikes.

My “newest” road bike is a classic Cramerotti, which is the worst hill climber I’ve ever ridden. I don’t have the gear numbers in front...
12-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I thought this was going to be a thread about...

I thought this was going to be a thread about eating beans! :rolleyes:
12-04-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By Mountain Mitch

On my first century (being a Canuck it’s all...

On my first century (being a Canuck it’s all metric) I hit a bit of a wall around 80 km. The last 20 weren’t much fun! I’d suggest you add in an 80 km/ 50 miler and gradually increasing that to once...
12-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Obviously hasn’t caught on with many on this...

Obviously hasn’t caught on with many on this board!

Around here we we have an extensive trail system used by skiers, snowshoers and fat bikers. There are warm up huts a few kilometres apart. Most...
12-01-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Anybody Fat Biking?

As in ‘using a fat bike’, not as in.... well, you get my drift! :foo:

So last year when the snow wasn’t prime for skiing I broke down and got a used Surly Moonlander. I took it out about 10 times,...
11-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,275
Posted By Mountain Mitch

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/6a8b8938_b885_449e_bdae_c35b3f0c0bed_8aecbf7a002db9034ee693466f2ccece12700e39.jpeg
Now that is a well used gravel grinder!
11-24-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,293
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sore legs are not due to age but due to the...

Sore legs are not due to age but due to the refusal to age. I agree with many of the above posters who suggest a spin day and/or a day off. Hydration is good! At any age muscles need time to recover...
11-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,275
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I am just a youngster of 65 on our trails. I’ve...

I am just a youngster of 65 on our trails. I’ve been mountain biking since about 1986. I still do technical trails (although I have decided my one and only ride down SMD (Super Mega Death) was my...
10-24-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Lots of trails here in the Kootenays of British...

Lots of trails here in the Kootenays of British Columbia. Consistency in a rating system is a dream. The ‘blues’ around here (Rossland BC) would be black or even double black at most of the places...
10-23-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Yes, Moab has lots of trails at every level. In...

Yes, Moab has lots of trails at every level. In particular check out the three areas north of town off Highway 191: Klondike Bluffs, Sovereign and, especially, Moab Brands. You’ll have a great time!...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I gotta get a Union flag - seems to work on...

I gotta get a Union flag - seems to work on brigands and footpads like garlic on vampires!
10-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,693
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You don’t say where in Canada you are. Here in...

You don’t say where in Canada you are. Here in the Kootenays of BC most of us ride fatbikes in the winter and use studs if we are using the bike to commute or ride icy trails. And, yeah, they’re...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Once winter comes to this part of the world it...

Once winter comes to this part of the world it seldom lets go. Sure, it may warm a bit during daylight; may even melt exposed stretches, but the snow will likely remain in shaded and protected areas...
10-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Mountain Mitch

We have numerous black bears and the occasional...

We have numerous black bears and the occasional grizzly around here. The secret to survival is: don’t zip along a trail going 25 mph!

While I feel sorry for the cyclist and his family it’s time...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks for this. I was planning on riding the...

Thanks for this. I was planning on riding the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes later this week. But, while it isn’t in the heart of the forecast areas, I might have to wait for the spring
10-07-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ll join the chorus: if you trail ride nothing...

I’ll join the chorus: if you trail ride nothing technical you don’t need a dropper post. And I’m a guy who thinks they are the greatest invention since the suspension fork.

Ive used many...
Forum: Touring
10-05-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’m not sure how big a priority getting to Cedar...

I’m not sure how big a priority getting to Cedar City is for you. I’d be inclined to just ride all the way up the 89. I haven’t ridden it but I’ve driven it several times. It sure isn’t flat but the...
10-05-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,895
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Two things: touring cyclists aren’t quite the...

Two things: touring cyclists aren’t quite the novelty they once were so I think spontaneous admiring chats are increasingly uncommon. And, welcome to the cellophane generation. We are increasingly...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Very nice and inspiring photos! Thanks for...

Very nice and inspiring photos! Thanks for sharing.
10-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I hate to bring up mere practical considerations...

I hate to bring up mere practical considerations but it seems to me that the cutaway R in the BB shell would allow dirt easy access to the BB.
10-01-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess a...

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess a Japanese made Raleigh from the mid seventies.
09-30-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Somebody’s taking nude riding to the extreme! :D

Somebody’s taking nude riding to the extreme! :D
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