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Forum: Touring
11-30-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By MarcusT

I have a vacation bike with grip shifters and do...

I have a vacation bike with grip shifters and do not like them at all. At first glance they look convenient, but there is the reliability factor mentioned above, Many times while hard pedalling, my...
11-25-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By MarcusT

That's fine. I suppose it would be like someone...

That's fine. I suppose it would be like someone selling a car that posted it has a V 8 then saying it's a 6 cylinder. If you want to buy sight unseen from a vendor like that, it's all good, but most...
11-24-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By MarcusT

Does poor english mean they don't know the diff...

Does poor english mean they don't know the diff between 26" and 700c?
Forum: Fatbikes
11-23-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By MarcusT

Bontrager Gnarwhal Fat Bike Tire. It is expensive...

Bontrager Gnarwhal Fat Bike Tire. It is expensive and a studable tire, but I found a few vendors.
https://www.freewheelbike.com/product/bontrager-gnarwhal-fat-bike-tire-26-inch-242725-1.htm
11-23-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By MarcusT

For day time, The flashing lights are more...

For day time, The flashing lights are more noticeable. No problem there. Where I have an issue is the night riders who have the super strong lights and have them pointed directly at on coming...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By MarcusT

I am really impressed with the tires. I found...

I am really impressed with the tires. I found them in Europe, where Surly is a slow moving product. I suggest just googling the tire and click on every vendor, maybe Ebay
Unfortunately, 26" tires...
11-22-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By MarcusT

I grew up racing with clips and the few times I...

I grew up racing with clips and the few times I ride my racing bike, I'll still use the old cages. I tried clipless, but as my riding style slowed down, so did my desire to be clipped in. My EMTB, my...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By MarcusT

I found some Surly Knards, but it was old stock. ...

I found some Surly Knards, but it was old stock.
Be warned, do not get CBT. They resist punctures like tissue paper.
11-21-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By MarcusT

Is 130m big for you? :ride:

Is 130m big for you? :ride:
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By MarcusT

My view on touring is durability over weight....

My view on touring is durability over weight. Plus coming from the 20th century, I would not trust 18 or even 20 spokes for touring., But then I weigh 220 lbs and usually carry about 25 lbs for...
11-17-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By MarcusT

I can see it. If there is a history of people who...

I can see it. If there is a history of people who treat the co-op like an all-you-can-eat buffet, then it stands to reason, that it leaves fewer parts for who really needs to repair.
11-14-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By MarcusT

Same code and after 30 mins of swearing and...

Same code and after 30 mins of swearing and fiddling....yup, it was the magnet, had moved 1/2 cm
11-14-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,585
Posted By MarcusT

It's not just trolls, it's also people so...

It's not just trolls, it's also people so sensitive, that if you post criticism about a product they favour, they will reply as if you called their children ugly.
I witnessed a very popular forum...
11-14-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the tip. I ended up using alcohol and...

Thanks for the tip. I ended up using alcohol and it worked out.
11-14-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By MarcusT

What solvent do you use?

What solvent do you use?
11-13-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By MarcusT

The instructions were pretty simple. Apply, let...

The instructions were pretty simple. Apply, let dry and wipe off excess. Maybe in some circles, that's challenging.
All good. Let it go for what it's worth
11-13-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By MarcusT

A warning for Boeshield T9

I have been trying out different lubes for a few years now. A different lube for each bike (4)
I started to use T9 on my MTB and was impressed with ease of application, how smooth the chain moved...
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MarcusT

My LHT has the exposed cable on the top tube. I...

My LHT has the exposed cable on the top tube. I went with full length housing and zip ties. It does surface scratch the paint, but much more convenient for bags, bikes stands, etc.
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,562
Posted By MarcusT

Riding in the cold is bearable, riding in the...

Riding in the cold is bearable, riding in the cold rain absolutely sucks
Forum: Fatbikes
11-08-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By MarcusT

I have the Schwalbe digital gauge and seems to...

I have the Schwalbe digital gauge and seems to work well.
Lowest I go is 8 psi because being 220lbs and riding over rocky river beds I want to avoid snake bites
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By MarcusT

700c

700c
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By MarcusT

When I used the appropriate holes for the rack,...

When I used the appropriate holes for the rack, it was at an obvious angle, front down. I wanted it level, so I used the fender holes and now it is level.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-07-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By MarcusT

With such a small puncture, I suspect a piece of...

With such a small puncture, I suspect a piece of metal wire or thorn may still be in your tire. Did you do a thorough check on the inside of the tire?
11-07-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By MarcusT

I have a hard time understanding the opinion of...

I have a hard time understanding the opinion of "speed limits are useless because people will break them all the time"
11-07-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By MarcusT

A good hosing and wash down with rag and water. ...

A good hosing and wash down with rag and water.
I've never had a problem in 50 yrs of doing it this way.
11-06-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe I'm missing something but $99 for X11 is...

Maybe I'm missing something but $99 for X11 is not high, it's triple the MSRP
11-04-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By MarcusT

Can I ask what model of KMC? Because $99 is an...

Can I ask what model of KMC? Because $99 is an awful lot for their X line
11-03-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By MarcusT

Unless you are doing serious mtn biking, the CX...

Unless you are doing serious mtn biking, the CX performance line is over kill. As you say, if just doing back roads and park trails, the active line would be enough and save you some $. The saved...
11-03-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By MarcusT

Just for commuting. I go with my shoulder width:...

Just for commuting. I go with my shoulder width: 54 cm.
Remember that most drop bars are narrower than that
11-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.amazon.com/FOOKER-Composite-Mountain-H...

https://www.amazon.com/FOOKER-Composite-Mountain-High-Strength-Bikesflat/dp/B07DPLRPQ9/ref=sr_1_9?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Bike+Pedals&qid=1635915933&s=outdoor-recreation&sr=1-9&ts_id=340...
10-27-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,298
Posted By MarcusT

Huh? :foo:

Huh? :foo:
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,769
Posted By MarcusT

I did my first serious tour with rear only and I...

I did my first serious tour with rear only and I despised it. The handling of the bike was affected and every time I moved the bike over curbs, steps, etc, the front wheel would pop up and the bike...
10-27-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,298
Posted By MarcusT

My only 1x11 is my Emtb, with that there is no...

My only 1x11 is my Emtb, with that there is no choice. Otherwise, 3x9 for the other 3
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By MarcusT

Those are some interesting looking bikes. I would...

Those are some interesting looking bikes. I would probably go to the Alt bikes or frame builders forum.
Forum: Touring
10-21-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By MarcusT

For the front, Zefel makes the low rider rack...

For the front, Zefel makes the low rider rack which comes with hardware for forks without mounts. Works very well with the rim brake mounts which I see you have.
The seat post mounted racks work...
10-21-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By MarcusT

My bad, the chainring is actually 15T, (1x10)...

My bad, the chainring is actually 15T, (1x10) equivalent to 37.5 or 38T. The RD is limited to 42. I'll switch to a 1x11 system and get a 11-51T. Which is what was offered on the more expensive...
10-18-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By MarcusT

Thank you. The gearing is too high for me and...

Thank you.
The gearing is too high for me and want to see what I can bring it down to.
35x42 is mine. The newer models have a 38x51
24.64 vs 22.57
10-18-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By MarcusT

Bosch CX 2019 internal gear inches

I am attempting to calculate the gear inches for my Emtb with a Bosch CX 2019.
Obviously, it is not the 14 tooth chain ring installed. Does anyone know what the equivalent is for an actual chain...
10-14-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By MarcusT

If you get the bike that can get you up a 35%+...

If you get the bike that can get you up a 35%+ grade, you should consider climbing competitions
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By MarcusT

I have never ridden any routes, but if you don't...

I have never ridden any routes, but if you don't get any good suggestions, there are a number of navigation apps that are great for cyclists.
I once used Mapfactor. This app allows you to choose the...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By MarcusT

I went for years without a kickstand and finally...

I went for years without a kickstand and finally got tired of trying to find a spot to lean the bike. I went big and mounted the Ursus Jumbo. It's heavy, but can handle up to 100 kg. Now, If I want...
10-14-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input, but any idea on price for...

Thanks for the input, but any idea on price for parts and labor? Let's say for a full tune up?
10-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MarcusT

Knob turns fine, but locked or not, they compress...

Knob turns fine, but locked or not, they compress the same.
Have not had m/x done yet. I've just hit the 1000 km mark.
With shortages, the only shop authorized to service them has a 2 week wait...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-12-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By MarcusT

I believe a more expensive bike will not...

I believe a more expensive bike will not significantly out last a cheap bike with the conditions you are describing. A $1,000 fat bike is still vulnerable to the abuses of salt and weather.
As far...
10-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MarcusT

Suspension forks will not lock out

I have a set of Rockshox Judy forks (2018) on my MTB.
They do not lock out any longer. Is this an expensive fix?
Thanks
10-10-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By MarcusT

For the oxidation, I've used water, baking soda,...

For the oxidation, I've used water, baking soda, scrubbed with aluminum foil. It's safe, requires some elbow grease and it works
Forum: Touring
10-05-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,066
Posted By MarcusT

I read a story years ago, how 2 guys bought the...

I read a story years ago, how 2 guys bought the cheapest bikes from Canadian Tire and toured across Canada. Every time there was a problem with the bike, they would stop at a Tire and have the bike...
Forum: Touring
10-05-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By MarcusT

Are you sure he rides bike? I took a quick look...

Are you sure he rides bike? I took a quick look at his videos and I never see him riding.
It's sad that he went missing, but I do not see any bike culture in his videos
10-05-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,308
Posted By MarcusT

If it is a short down hill. I use it to stretch...

If it is a short down hill. I use it to stretch the calves, if it is a longer downhill, I spin lightly to keep the legs loose. Of course, there is no science behind it
10-04-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By MarcusT

Go with the Raleigh. It is on the heavy side, but...

Go with the Raleigh. It is on the heavy side, but overall, not a bad bike for casual riding. Regular price is $500, so 300 is a good discount
The Trek has a tight frame and if not used to it can be...
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