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Forum: Touring
02-19-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

Now we're getting somewhere! A lovely little...

Now we're getting somewhere!

A lovely little gas station between Calgary and Banff.

True, I was using brifters but I find them extremely handy for stirring impromptu fondues while shifting on...
02-18-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,230
Posted By Happy Feet

Thank you for answering. Even if one doesn't...

Thank you for answering. Even if one doesn't agree with all the ideas it's far easier t relate when you have the background perspective of where you are coming from.

When you said you in the above...
Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

A most excellent post. I can't think of a time...

A most excellent post. I can't think of a time when I haven't had both crab legs and a hammer handy while riding on tour!

In that regard, stem shifters also make a good tripod (along with the stem...
02-18-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Happy Feet

From my experience 4L in a backpack would not be...

From my experience 4L in a backpack would not be a comfortable set up for long distance riding.

Three issues:

1. 4L is nearly 9 lb's which will wear on you after a while. I sometimes use a...
02-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 102,669
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, it's not Norway but the snows the same. ...

Well, it's not Norway but the snows the same.

This was a 30 km ride that spanned gravel, icy hard snow on gravel and crusty sugar snow that felt like loose sand. I was in my granny gear on the...
02-18-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,480
Posted By Happy Feet

Bolding is mine.

Bolding is mine.
Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

And the earth reclaimed the machines... ...

And the earth reclaimed the machines...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7802/32111959347_5c6af9df77_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QVCbKv)
02-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,480
Posted By Happy Feet

Well.. to be fair. I haven't seen a 160+ post...

Well.. to be fair. I haven't seen a 160+ post thread on how to install and pump up a tube tire lately. I would agree with someone upstream who said this is sort of the bike nerd/geek method as most...
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

New thread idea: Zombie apocalypse encounters. ...

New thread idea: Zombie apocalypse encounters.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/975/42332023521_d7a8ccce9a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27uJFLv)
02-17-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Happy Feet

Here are four commonly encountered hills while...

Here are four commonly encountered hills while touring in western Canada. I did three last year and will do the other this year.
Bonus points for anyone who can name the climbs:

Hint: Someone...
02-17-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,230
Posted By Happy Feet

I think Cardiac Drift could be more interesting...

I think Cardiac Drift could be more interesting as a punk band name or the 8th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

fstrnu. I know I am going to hate myself for asking but what is the...
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By Happy Feet

I was thinking more of a Danube river route sort...

I was thinking more of a Danube river route sort of thing, toodling along. Table clothes and picnic baskets. I also wouldn't want to ordinarily do that but, if my wife ever decided to tour with me I...
02-17-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 2,230
Posted By Happy Feet

I for one find this to be an entirely fascinating...

I for one find this to be an entirely fascinating thread but probably not for the reasons the OP intended.
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By Happy Feet

It certainly is an interesting idea if you had...

It certainly is an interesting idea if you had the right terrain, didn't want to make lots of miles each day and wanted to do a very posh type tour. It would be a real conversation starter in...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,153
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. And CL :) One thing that may pertain to...

Yep. And CL :)

One thing that may pertain to mev's build considerations is the choice between steel, Al or carbon for components like that. As it is my bike (92 Chromo double butted frame) is...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't know if it has always been this way but I...

I don't know if it has always been this way but I find trying to coordinate anything with others of my age group (50 somethings) to be like herding cats. We complain about the milennials but my age...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 799
Posted By Happy Feet

DTS, Bar Ends, Brifters and of course, Thumb...

DTS, Bar Ends, Brifters and of course, Thumb Shifters.
It's pretty hard to beat the simplicity of these.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7852/47118013881_9854fe0f8e_b.jpg...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,153
Posted By Happy Feet

Still more bumping... After swapping forks I...

Still more bumping...

After swapping forks I noticed that this new one has a shorter steerer tube which put my bars just a tad too low. I could still ride but I felt my weight resting more on my...
02-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm doing my part, one old rigid mtb frame at a...

I'm doing my part, one old rigid mtb frame at a time :)

Just a gratuitous pic but with a kernel of truth within. Recent snow and now melt has left this trail system either slushy or with a slick...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By Happy Feet

I bet! It's a wonder you remember anything about...

I bet! It's a wonder you remember anything about the bike at all :)
02-15-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,066
Posted By Happy Feet

I ride not what I would consider low end bikes...

I ride not what I would consider low end bikes but rather good bones but not coveted bikes.

There are a few cool bikes I would like to have but the thing I really enjoy is the creative spark of...
02-15-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,477
Posted By Happy Feet

No experts. Just people trying to solve a mystery...

No experts. Just people trying to solve a mystery based on the clues presented and some slackers who's only skill is drive by sarcasm.

Wire rack on the far left is from the 70's which I think the...
02-15-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,477
Posted By Happy Feet

It's funny how everyone has a different take on...

It's funny how everyone has a different take on this.

I looked at the site linked above but those bikes do not have cottered cranks and have modern stems. The ones in the photo are not modern. One...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,153
Posted By Happy Feet

I have to admit I'm still a little bit of a...

I have to admit I'm still a little bit of a cowboy that way. Worse is dismounting as I often forget and would kick the bottles.
For a touch of flair and daring do on a tedious trail I'll even...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Happy Feet

People who rinko use bags on trains ...

People who rinko use bags on trains https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-tag/ostrich/
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