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05-31-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By Happy Feet

Irrational, but lacking poetic nuance. Should...

Irrational, but lacking poetic nuance. Should study more Fietsbob if he wants to go that route.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Happy Feet

I live in the middle of the lower mainland BC...

I live in the middle of the lower mainland BC section of the TCT, such that it is. Even here in a populated area it is sketchy - definitely not recumbent friendly. Amenities in low population areas...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Happy Feet

The Carradice site has some good options if it...

The Carradice site has some good options if it doesn't work out. This one is specific to laptops: https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/commuting-folding/originals-bike-bureau
05-18-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/CAmJsJ8l.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/CAmJsJ8l.jpg (https://imgur.com/CAmJsJ8)
05-18-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm soooo glad you said "teeth"

I'm soooo glad you said "teeth"
05-12-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By Happy Feet

Dude, you were 100% in the wrong there. You...

Dude, you were 100% in the wrong there.

You should have droped the hamer right off the bat and opened such a gap that it crushed his will to compete. Anything less is a lack of competetive spirit....
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,036
Posted By Happy Feet

Spending time on a bicycle internet discussion...

Spending time on a bicycle internet discussion forum talking about wasting time seems strange.
05-09-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,477
Posted By Happy Feet

I think the bike is fine and it's good to have...

I think the bike is fine and it's good to have more choice but this one seems a little stuck between the genres.

If gravel bike means doing what a rigid mtb can do but with more speed then why the...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh no... you started this thing and you have to...

Oh no... you started this thing and you have to stick around till it's finished.
05-06-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Happy Feet

I ride and trail run and use my Salomon...

I ride and trail run and use my Salomon Speedcross trail runners with ankle gaiters for mtbing with Chester platforms. I love the way the knobby sole sticks to the pinned pedal and the traction I...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By Happy Feet

He is fine with cantilevers.

He is fine with cantilevers.
05-01-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,036
Posted By Happy Feet

Blatant trolling is against the TOS Post...

Blatant trolling is against the TOS
Post reported.
Forum: Touring
05-01-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,879
Posted By Happy Feet

The first bike I did a tour on was a first gen...

The first bike I did a tour on was a first gen ATB with stamped calipers... now those sucked! In the rain I had to deploy the foot drag ebrake.

I now have cantis, V's, caliper and mech disc. Ok...
05-01-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,036
Posted By Happy Feet

Lot's of good ideas/info comes out when people...

Lot's of good ideas/info comes out when people share their varying experiences without claiming whole systems are good/bad.

I've been aware of the safety issue with straddle cables and sudden...
05-01-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,036
Posted By Happy Feet

Hum... Helps if you know what you are talking...

Hum... Helps if you know what you are talking about.

Read post number13, which came after my post, number 12, in which I said adjusting cantis isnt that hard if you learn how.

What you think...
04-29-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,036
Posted By Happy Feet

Bad part about the internet is random people...

Bad part about the internet is random people substitute opinion for fact.

Having a problem adjusting cantilevers - cantilevers must be bad.

Also. Guy comes in talking about adjusting...
04-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't see a problem. Video 1: Except for...

I don't see a problem.

Video 1: Except for maybe the last driver (hard to tell with wide angle distortion), all pass wide enough. You appear to be riding on a busier road - what do you expect?...
04-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 492,466
Posted By Happy Feet

Me and my new cycling boots. Also prototype...

Me and my new cycling boots.
Also prototype bibs:

http://i.imgur.com/XOfEspwl.jpg (https://imgur.com/XOfEspw)
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,386
Posted By Happy Feet

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1131017-bike-pa...

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1131017-bike-packing-camp-stoves.html
04-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By Happy Feet

One day they'll have that dang fangled IGH thing...

One day they'll have that dang fangled IGH thing figured out. I hear Sturmey Archer is getting close.
04-18-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/0qTlRdZh.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/0qTlRdZh.jpg (https://imgur.com/0qTlRdZ)
04-18-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 216,284
Posted By Happy Feet

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

http://i.imgur.com/fPLxLYqh.jpg (https://imgur.com/fPLxLYq)

http://i.imgur.com/7k3RIO0h.jpg (https://imgur.com/7k3RIO0)
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,693
Posted By Happy Feet

I think this will help the OP finally make that...

I think this will help the OP finally make that decision...
04-18-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By Happy Feet

Bread crumbs. In future don't leave your clothes...

Bread crumbs. In future don't leave your clothes near open bodies of water.

Or try scrubbing by hand with a hand degreaser used by mechanics. Just go slow and see how much scrubbing and degreaser...
04-16-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By Happy Feet

I have a decent quality rigid fat bike, a rigid...

I have a decent quality rigid fat bike, a rigid 26", a hardtail 26" and a FS 27.5. There is a world of difference between them on technical terrain. On groomy stuff maybe not so much.

rigid 26 I...
04-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,603
Posted By Happy Feet

I think, as we get older, we need to readjust our...

I think, as we get older, we need to readjust our expectations away from external benchmarks and refocus on more intrinsic goals. At 56 I am more active now than I was in my 40's but there is also...
04-14-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 630,601
Posted By Happy Feet

Just have to say, after going for a mixed surface...

Just have to say, after going for a mixed surface ride this weekend, these Gravel kings are fast!

http://i.imgur.com/NMmFPbul.jpg (https://imgur.com/NMmFPbu)
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Happy Feet

Also bike packing ...

Also bike packing

http://i.imgur.com/VZpjaTUl.jpg (https://imgur.com/VZpjaTU)
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Happy Feet

Bike packing ...

Bike packing

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49447087496_0fe47fe7d9_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iktfpj)

Bike touring

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49446612443_e9c7b82cab_z.jpg...
04-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Happy Feet

A recent thread on the subject:...

A recent thread on the subject: https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1194604-best-mountain-bike-under-1000-a.html

Ps. Welcome to the forum :)
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 172,458
Posted By Happy Feet

Rogers Pass https://i.imgur.com/oRCfPkqh.jpg

Rogers Pass

https://i.imgur.com/oRCfPkqh.jpg
04-11-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 630,601
Posted By Happy Feet

With some warm weather I finally finished my SS...

With some warm weather I finally finished my SS GG.

An older Apollo, stripped down and refinished with gun blue acid and then clear coated with epoxy. Left the decal on the DT as homage.
A 700c...
04-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Happy Feet

Work gloves if price is a consideration. They do...

Work gloves if price is a consideration. They do the same thing at less cost.
Try to find a pair with less palm padding than the ones you linked. You want a well fitted, non bulky (in the palm)...
04-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a great activity. The only question is how...

It's a great activity. The only question is how to secure the bikes so they don't get vandalized/stole in between. My strategy is usually stashed in the bush, locked to a tree with a note.

This a...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Happy Feet

I have the front panniers, saddle bag and...

I have the front panniers, saddle bag and handlebar bag of the Carradry line.

I use the front panniers on the rear as I don't need the extra space of the larger bags. The mounting system is secure...
04-05-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Happy Feet

Depends on what you want to do and how much...

Depends on what you want to do and how much advantage you want/need from the bike.

This is my 92 rigid 26" Marin. I put a cheap suspension fork on it and it served pretty well as an off road...
04-04-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By Happy Feet

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49736774486_06...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49736774486_0639ec2384_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iM4YfA)
04-03-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,370
Posted By Happy Feet

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_45...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_459f132d23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGuaSN)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49685746517_f872a47336_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGyrq2)
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By Happy Feet

For minimal power use in the summer I've used a...

For minimal power use in the summer I've used a portable solar panel. This powers a battery bank that in turn powers my other stuff. Some solar units turn a phone off charge when the sun is...
04-01-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By Happy Feet

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714135788_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714135788_f8f8998cbc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iK4Wyd)
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,764
Posted By Happy Feet

Bike touring is a pastime so there isn't really...

Bike touring is a pastime so there isn't really anything ridiculous about what type of bike one chooses. Just choices and directions to explore.

This is my current road touring bike. At the moment...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-29-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,776
Posted By Happy Feet

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714677756_91...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714677756_91712bf515_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iK7HEu)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714135788_f8f8998cbc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iK4Wyd)
03-29-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,330
Posted By Happy Feet

Next up: Are the pedals plastic or resin? ...

Next up: Are the pedals plastic or resin?

Other exciting questions include: Are these original decals? What lube is on the chain? Who makes these brake pads...

Guess now. The answers will be...
03-25-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,482
Posted By Happy Feet

I hear ya! We need to socially isolate but also...

I hear ya! We need to socially isolate but also keep our individual and collective mental health screwed on straight and the 24/7 obsessing isn't going to help. Good on you for taking care of your...
03-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,562
Posted By Happy Feet

Everyone should have some sanitizer with them in...

Everyone should have some sanitizer with them in their car, for trips where you touch surfaces like gas pumps, shopping carts, pin pads, elevator buttons etc...

A local winery is now making 70%...
03-23-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,608
Posted By Happy Feet

1984 Diamondback Ridge Runner ...

1984 Diamondback Ridge Runner

https://live.staticflickr.com/4310/35157412394_17199711b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VyJVQE)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4474/37533428476_c05f0e669d_c.jpg...
03-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Happy Feet

This is the reality of generalization vs...

This is the reality of generalization vs specialization and why bikes get split into ever increasing sub genres.

For each activity there is an optimum set up. Those mtb's are geared lower true but...
03-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,482
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. Just as this seems to have re invented the...

Yep. Just as this seems to have re invented the "long country walk" for many it might also encourage the simple self sufficient out and back trip.

I just got back from checking out the Lac du Bois...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-22-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,776
Posted By Happy Feet

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_45...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913798_459f132d23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGuaSN)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684913853_9479a90a6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iGuaTK)
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03-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,195
Posted By Happy Feet

Short term pain. If this follows the 1918...

Short term pain. If this follows the 1918 trajectory it's at least 50 million dead with 5000 million infected. That's over just 2 years. Currently we are only seeing the tip of a potential iceberg...
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