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03-30-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Definitely a member of the Fifty Plus (50+) club!

Definitely a member of the Fifty Plus (50+) club!
03-02-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mountain Mitch

5/10 make a variety of good shoes for riding flat...

5/10 make a variety of good shoes for riding flat pedal. Most are fairly stiff. I don’t think they’re quite as good since Adidas took them over....
03-01-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Ok, was this line intentional? 😂

Ok, was this line intentional? 😂
03-01-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Mountain Mitch

On mountain bikes the prime time for a complete...

On mountain bikes the prime time for a complete inability to unclip and a big fall is when you a) stall out on a big hill; b)get into slick mud or slippery roots. Enjoy! 😉
02-21-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Dogs in chariots - fine. What I dislike is dogs...

Dogs in chariots - fine. What I dislike is dogs running heater smelter all over mountain biking trails. I met one guy with a little collie type dog with a short tail. I asked him about it. Oh, the...
02-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,041
Posted By Mountain Mitch

With the exception of paddling, most of my...

With the exception of paddling, most of my recreational activity focuses on leg strength. I live in the mountains and I ski (all types) all winter so generally getting enough exercise is not a...
02-03-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,066
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Do I snow shovel? Yeah, a little! ...

Do I snow shovel? Yeah, a little!

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To the...
12-15-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,425
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I didn’t even know anybody who could afford a...

I didn’t even know anybody who could afford a ‘Stingray’ or similar bike. However we all had used department store bikes with after market banana seats and monkey bars so we figured we were hip!
10-23-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,788
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Wait, I donít get it. Are the bikes getting...

Wait, I donít get it. Are the bikes getting married? Or are you each marrying your bike?
Either way, congratulations!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:thumb: What he said!

:thumb: What he said!
08-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with...

I have a few comments: 1) What about riding with your son again. One of my sons lives overseas but we often ride when we can get together. It’s a great motivator.
2) Get a saddle that suits you. But...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You got the Felt for exactly this type of thing....

You got the Felt for exactly this type of thing. Use it.
08-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Youíre a brave man! A subsequent owner of the...

Youíre a brave man! A subsequent owner of the bike will curse you forever.....
08-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mountain Mitch

So, was the bike ok? For most guys I know...

So, was the bike ok?

For most guys I know that ride bikes like that, their first thought if they fall is: “I hope the bike’s ok!”. So, no, you are just a normal cyclist.
08-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,341
Posted By Mountain Mitch

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem...

+1 for MKS pedals. I’ve never had a problem breaking them in, after which they run as smooth as butter.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,896
Posted By Mountain Mitch

When we cycled Hokkaido we ferried over to...

When we cycled Hokkaido we ferried over to Rishiri aka ‘floating Fuji’ from just north of Wakkanai. I realize you’ve spent a lot of time planning your trip but, if you haven’t included it, I’d highly...
08-01-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mountain Mitch

The OP talks about taking a number of falls. Only...

The OP talks about taking a number of falls. Only the last one cause him to require knee replacement. And he attributes it to clipless pedals. So, yeah, he wants advice about falling and my advice is...
07-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thereís nothing inherently wrong with a 26er, but...

Thereís nothing inherently wrong with a 26er, but the one youíve got isnít worth too much cost or effort. The advantage of a 26er is that you can probably get a significantly better used 26er for...
07-31-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I use a floor pump - fast - faster -FASTEST! It...

I use a floor pump - fast - faster -FASTEST! It always works eventually! 🙃

You need to get it to seat so donít stop until pop, pop, pop - at about the 45 lb Mark usually.
07-30-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mountain Mitch

i disagree; you canít dismiss a study based on...

i disagree; you canít dismiss a study based on one brief quote unless you are the one: ďbiased and [full of] BSĒ.

But the real point is, donít just follow the crowd...as I said, figure out what...
07-29-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mountain Mitch

“Feeling one with the bike” is a valid reason for...

“Feeling one with the bike” is a valid reason for clipless - until the bike is falling over!

Efficiency is not a valid reason. Anecdotally many people who have bought in to the clipless method...
07-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Nice to have a kid on board!

Nice to have a kid on board!
07-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mountain Mitch

You’re on the right track: don’t ride clipless....

You’re on the right track: don’t ride clipless. The science says there is little if any mechanical advantage for any but the elite and, as you know, the downside is bad. We stay upright due to the...
07-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Mountain Mitch

In no particular order, some I’ve used are:...

In no particular order, some I’ve used are: Jenson, Chain Reaction, Velo Orange, Pro Bike Kit, Competitive Cyclist. Some of the more general outdoor stores like Backcountry, REI, MEC can also be good...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,110
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: 2,908
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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 itís 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: 2,314
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Interesting! But in the real world, Iíve never...

Interesting! But in the real world, Iíve never had a problem.
05-12-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
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: 591
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 itís a movie about a dog seeking to be fed. If you...
05-10-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,224
Posted By Mountain Mitch

:lol: the proverbial Ďdead cat bounceĎ !

:lol: the proverbial Ďdead cat bounceĎ !
05-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,224
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: 5,224
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: 1,339
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Well, theyíll get the name!

Well, theyíll get the name!
05-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,747
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: 1,039
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: 33
Views: 7,091
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: 5,402
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: 678
Posted By Mountain Mitch

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

They should do what they do in the UAE:

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Desert...
03-27-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,992
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: 590
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: 1,061
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: 471
Views: 35,908
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: 5,467
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: 1,664
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: 995
Posted By Mountain Mitch

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

Try mountain biking. Some pretty good trails just outside of town.
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