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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, 11:04 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...
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?
11-02-21, 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...
10-14-21, 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, 12:25 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...
10-10-21, 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
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
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,019
Posted By MarcusT

Worse yet, taking the last train to Clarksville....

Worse yet, taking the last train to Clarksville. ;)
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,019
Posted By MarcusT

Wow, was I confused. I was thinking about that...

Wow, was I confused. I was thinking about that midnight train to Georgia
:o
09-15-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,622
Posted By MarcusT

Bananas? Not on a ride. The peels are too messy...

Bananas?
Not on a ride. The peels are too messy and start to smell in brief time
09-04-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By MarcusT

Do you buy too many things?

I have 4 bikes, covering the vast range of riding I do, but now planning a trip with gravel roads. No, I do not own nor will buy a gravel bike, but my converted MTB to touring bike has 1.6" smooth...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,564
Posted By MarcusT

3 water bottles on the bike, and I have never run...

3 water bottles on the bike, and I have never run out of water.
I wear a pack when mountain biking, but not touring. I prefer to be "free", not only while riding, but going into restrooms, stores,...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,246
Posted By MarcusT

I used a hooped bivy a few times and found it...

I used a hooped bivy a few times and found it tight and uncomfortable. With how light tents are these days, there is almost no difference in weight. Plus, side entry makes a world of difference
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By MarcusT

As long as you have water, are prepared for bad...

As long as you have water, are prepared for bad weather, minor breakdowns and have something comfortable to wear, you should be good to go
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,051
Posted By MarcusT

I tried it once. I rode much too far and was too...

I tried it once. I rode much too far and was too exhausted to enjoy the evening.
08-12-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By MarcusT

Bosch is not an add-on system, they come as a...

Bosch is not an add-on system, they come as a whole bike only. You need to look for systems like Bafang to convert.
There are 2 types of motors for conversion.
The mid mount motor, similar to the...
07-27-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,043
Posted By MarcusT

As the saying goes; If the music is too loud,...

As the saying goes;
If the music is too loud, then you're too old :D
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By MarcusT

I fold back the half of the fly that is over my...

I fold back the half of the fly that is over my head and position the tent so that end is less visible to the public.
Yea, it does not do much, but at least it hides my intimate scratching. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,552
Posted By MarcusT

Tragic. I stopped hiking in the Rockies decades...

Tragic.
I stopped hiking in the Rockies decades ago because I ran into far too many grizzlies.
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,673
Posted By MarcusT

Yea, we should do something about those hills....

Yea, we should do something about those hills. Maybe get a petition going. :p
06-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By MarcusT

Building your own costs more. Component...

Building your own costs more. Component compatibility is also an issue, then one must choose silver or black. And sometimes those DIY videos don't work like they should in real life.
On the other...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,544
Posted By MarcusT

Many tourers use large platform pedals, and this...

Many tourers use large platform pedals, and this will usually compensate for soles which are too flexible. I use a trail runner, but depending on weather and the mood, might even wear flip flops. I...
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,029
Posted By MarcusT

Instead of the hassle of transporting a cheap...

Instead of the hassle of transporting a cheap bike. Purchase one in Germany. Decathlon (big box sports) has decent economical bikes and depending on the store, competent mechanics. Even the...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By MarcusT

If you're just starting out, I would stick with a...

If you're just starting out, I would stick with a budget bike or convert an older bike. Investing in a full on touring bike might be a little early.The Trek and the Giant are capable bikes and fine...
06-01-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,992
Posted By MarcusT

I own a pedal assist and use it for rides I would...

I own a pedal assist and use it for rides I would not be able to do on a non assist bike (mountains and such)
The laws and classifications are still in their infancy. This is how I see it.
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,125
Posted By MarcusT

For me: Don't try to look like a pro cyclist....

For me: Don't try to look like a pro cyclist. Forget the lycra outfits and sponsored jerseys. Wear comfortable, baggy clothes and any comfortable shoes you want.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By MarcusT

I think once you try to load all that gear on a...

I think once you try to load all that gear on a bike you might change your mind.
05-10-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By MarcusT

I don't see why you cannot do it on the Roam. If...

I don't see why you cannot do it on the Roam. If the bike is comfortable, it is certainly capable. Additionally, as stated above: Bikes these days are in short supply. Wait until you can save up the...
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By MarcusT

Try this ...

Try this
https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9615_11223-146053--,00.html
04-29-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,426
Posted By MarcusT

I agree 100%. Too many people believe because...

I agree 100%. Too many people believe because they have a passion for a hobby (biking, backpacking, cars, etc) that they can run a business in that field. Technical knowledge is one thing, but...
04-20-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By MarcusT

I am also in the market for a pad and don't want...

I am also in the market for a pad and don't want to spend too much. A light weight insulated pad from a reputable brand is quite expensive
Right now, I am considering the Sea To Summit ultra light...
04-18-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By MarcusT

I have the NatureHike Cloud Up 2 and even though...

I have the NatureHike Cloud Up 2 and even though I have not used it in the rain yet, it seems to be a very good tent for the money. Very light and easy enough to set up. There are numerous reviews on...
03-26-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,570
Posted By MarcusT

The name changes whether going uphill :mad: or...

The name changes whether going uphill :mad:
or downhill:love:
03-22-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,798
Posted By MarcusT

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen...

So, you do not agree with the freedom to listen to music as I ride by you?
Or what?
03-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,798
Posted By MarcusT

What's with this "I don't want to force other...

What's with this "I don't want to force other people to listen to my music"?
You're riding, if you pass a person, they might hear the music for a second or 2. If you're riding in a group, I don't...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,846
Posted By MarcusT

I toured on 32s and did not see the disadvantage....

I toured on 32s and did not see the disadvantage. I suppose on gravel, it could cause some problems, but not make it impossible. The biggest advantage of larger tires is the higher weight capacity....
03-11-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By MarcusT

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not...

I have not tried these on a drop bar, but do not see why they would not work. Attach to the last part of the bar at the shifters....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,291
Posted By MarcusT

Don't let it be just a snow bike. I have great...

Don't let it be just a snow bike. I have great fun bush whacking, swamps and places where you would not normally go with a bike.
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,570
Posted By MarcusT

I take a tablet; Reading. Photo...

I take a tablet;
Reading.
Photo editing/posting
02-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By MarcusT

I don't believe chafing has as much to do with...

I don't believe chafing has as much to do with the saddle, but rather clothing.
The B17 is one of the smoothest saddles (slippery), I have found, but then you should ensure the angle, height and...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,548
Posted By MarcusT

WHAT??? I am 57 and have no plans to stop...

WHAT??? I am 57 and have no plans to stop touring. .
In fact I've done more touring in the last 5 yrs than in the previous 20. I knew a guy in his late 70s and he rode across continents on his...
01-26-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By MarcusT

Google shows no results for a Priority Unity or...

Google shows no results for a Priority Unity or Unity Priority. Be careful with this one
01-16-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,396
Posted By MarcusT

Got it. Thanks

Got it. Thanks
12-27-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, traffic, traffic and more traffic. There is...

Yes, traffic, traffic and more traffic. There is a supposed bike lane but it is covered in debris, tires, etc. I have never done it, but have watched a few videos.
I did a long bridge with a nice...
12-22-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By MarcusT

There are 2 values on any product. What the...

There are 2 values on any product. What the seller thinks it's worth and what the buyer thinks it's worth.
If both of you are happy with the price, then you made out alright. I have over payed on...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-13-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,750
Posted By MarcusT

Yes, I've done it, many times. The biggest...

Yes, I've done it, many times. The biggest challenge at that speed is the bouncing. When your cadence and speed hit a certain point, the wheels starting bouncing. Very annoying. :speedy:
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