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05-18-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,690
Posted By Snuts

Your credentials are much to good to have any...

Your credentials are much to good to have any concerns.

Enjoy your ride.


-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-18-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,488
Posted By Snuts

The Bob Jackson is the Goal. Using the Space...

The Bob Jackson is the Goal.
Using the Space horse as a test bed, is simply (genius), practical.

Driving (grinding, ha-ha) along on tour, I often think of you and your outlook on gear-inches....
Forum: Touring
05-18-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,488
Posted By Snuts

I understand this logic. I look at my bikes as...

I understand this logic.
I look at my bikes as a hobby. Alterations, and or upgrades are a big part of my hobby.
Cycling gets me the exercise part of my hobby.

Enjoy yourself Russell

-Snuts-
05-18-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Snuts

Welcome to the forum. I view much of this as a...

Welcome to the forum.
I view much of this as a hobby. I think a change would feel like an upgrade. My preference is trigger shifters. I did install a set of combined shifter/brake levers on an old...
Forum: Touring
05-18-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By Snuts

That turned out real nice. :ride: ...

That turned out real nice.

:ride:

-Snuts-
05-17-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,825
Posted By Snuts

I will cheer you on. :thumb: It is nice...

I will cheer you on.

:thumb:

It is nice to look back, and feel good at your accomplishments. Attainable goals promote good mental health.
My mental health is so much better when I get to ride....
Forum: Touring
05-17-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,037
Posted By Snuts

Pick a date, and destination for an overnighter....

Pick a date, and destination for an overnighter. Friend/Family, and a 100 mile rip! Once you've done one, it is simply upgrades (through your own experience), on your set-up/equipment.
I had...
Forum: Touring
05-17-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,037
Posted By Snuts

In no way are you wrong. This sounds like a...

In no way are you wrong.
This sounds like a great idea, enjoy yourself (Do-it!).

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-17-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

This (part of) tour is now complete. ...

This (part of) tour is now complete.
Fredericton saw a wet evening. The next day waiting for the weather to improve, I pulled my bike inside a Laundromat. Dried my sleeping bag, and a few other...
05-15-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By Snuts

Do the 50 miles before the surgery. ...

Do the 50 miles before the surgery.





You didn't want to hear that option.
Now a more serious note. Enjoy your cycling. Do what you can, when you can every mile is good for you.

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,786
Posted By Snuts

Just a piece in the someday parts bin, source...

Just a piece in the someday parts bin, source unknown. But easy to duplicate from hardwood, plastic, Teflon.
Like you I could see the sides being a preferred point. Making my next option, might be...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,602
Posted By Snuts

Your 3500 miles touring, were you using your...

Your 3500 miles touring, were you using your current rims?
If so, and you are going with a similar weight set-up, Why?
You might take them in to get trued, and TENSIONED. But if it works, why "fix"...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,786
Posted By Snuts

Bar Tape

I found a piece of plastic that made it easy to through bolt a Mircycle mirror on my bars. Exceptionally happy (including several fall-overs onto it!). I layered up some old bar tape to build some...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

A week-end Tour, on Tour.

As I promote getting out, even for an overnighter.
Well, here is the results of my week-end Tour (overnighter).

The plan: From my location Saturday morning, travel to see the longest covered...
Forum: Touring
05-15-17, 04:25 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,786
Posted By Snuts

How are you liking the trekking bars? -Snuts-

How are you liking the trekking bars?

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Snuts

That excites me. I strongly promote, picnics,...

That excites me.
I strongly promote, picnics, overnighters, building up to your first week or longer tour.
every morning is a re-configuration, trying out what you may have dreamt up the day...
05-14-17, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,880
Posted By Snuts

As others have stated, I see the preference...

As others have stated, I see the preference towards the Liv.
I ride heavy touring bikes, both have disc brakes. For your described use, I could not see the $200 advantage. Caliper brakes work great...
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 101,068
Posted By Snuts

A beautiful evening to be on Tour (where I have...

A beautiful evening to be on Tour (where I have never been before), rode most of the evening.
-Snuts-
05-13-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,197
Posted By Snuts

1) Touring day-in, day-out 2) Bling, Bling 3)...

1) Touring day-in, day-out
2) Bling, Bling
3) Durability and replace ability, the day of a failure.

Pick any two.


-Snuts-,
(on tour)
05-13-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,317
Posted By Snuts

(If), the purchase of the proofide hurts, it is...

(If), the purchase of the proofide hurts, it is only once.
The satisfaction of treating your pride and joy properly, is a lifetime.

I only have two Brooks saddles, use and love them both.
Enjoy...
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,144
Posted By Snuts

My kind of humor. -Snuts-

My kind of humor.

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

I have done some research on the covered bridges...

I have done some research on the covered bridges here in New Brunswick. Turns out the longest one in the world is with-in reach this afternoon, with this gorgeous weather, Hooray!
My week-end tour,...
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

One needs Faith on Tour. Yesterday as the...

One needs Faith on Tour.
Yesterday as the weather was great where I am, I had Faith that Sarah's trip would work out. This morning, I got a photo of here ferry crossing trip. She will be on a boat...
Forum: Touring
05-11-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

My new friend Sarah had a poor day today. After...

My new friend Sarah had a poor day today. After slugging her way to Riviere du loup QB. in that crazy headwind yesterday. Today's ferry crossings were cancelled due to the weather. That disrupts here...
Forum: Touring
05-11-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,613
Posted By Snuts

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

Yes, I was through your area (Montreal), damn...

Yes, I was through your area (Montreal), damn wet!

(joke).

You are so correct, everyone needs to just get out there, wherever there is "Just do it".
Great day, meet a young cyclist from...
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By Snuts

+1 It all works. You make it work. Get what...

+1

It all works. You make it work. Get what you think is a good bike. Try a few day trips, then over nighters. By then you will have yourself pretty much sorted out. Then do-it! Next year you will...
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Snuts

I don't put a lot of value on the 3-5lb...

I don't put a lot of value on the 3-5lb difference on a bare bike. For interest sake I dropped my bags and stood on the scale at the bike shop with out my bags. The bike came out around 40lbs. Then I...
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

It sure is Dan. You know this route (#132) well...

It sure is Dan.
You know this route (#132) well I see.
Well it was cold last eve, frost warnings. I rode till (near) dark with a good tail wind. I love it when that works! I have ground into head...
Forum: Touring
05-09-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Snuts

Sounds like time for a project. Is there a Bike...

Sounds like time for a project.
Is there a Bike co-op in your community? Start looking for a cheap hybrid, or old bike to build. Possibly transferring some, or most of your current components....
05-08-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Snuts

I still stand by my original suggestion to you...

I still stand by my original suggestion to you mam. With your description, this may be a very comfortable way to "get-into" a cycling routine.
Hope this helps.

-Snuts-
05-08-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Snuts

Then try this. ...

Then try this.
http://www.marinbikes.com/us/bikes/description/2017-kentfield-cs3

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-08-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

Thank-you for the kind comments. After the News...

Thank-you for the kind comments.
After the News of Carol, I racked up a 182km day. My bicycle is a comfortable spot for me to grieve.

So, a few photo's. Nothing fancy, just inspiration to tour on...
Forum: Touring
05-07-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Snuts

Bump to the top. -Snuts-

Bump to the top.


-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-07-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

Thank-you for the encouragement. I first read...

Thank-you for the encouragement.
I first read that this morning before pulling out for another wet day.

Today, I add to fellow tourist, this.
Poor days, yes in relation to "good" days they...
Forum: Touring
05-07-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By Snuts

That made me laugh. Today, I'm soaked through...

That made me laugh.
Today, I'm soaked through (3hrs of mist/showers). I have re-thought the Umbrella, no.

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,166
Posted By Snuts

I read the beginning of this thread earlier...

I read the beginning of this thread earlier today. Then (on tour), dealing with this heavy rain the past three days, I experienced yet another shower. Quickly pulling along a municipal building (lift...
05-06-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,916
Posted By Snuts

You can have the ability to do the 35 mile one by...

You can have the ability to do the 35 mile one by the July long week-end. Take all day each way. Therefore simply plan on the other one by the end of summer.
Only suggested to inspire, enjoy.
...
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By Snuts

The way it has been raining in Quebec, Great...

The way it has been raining in Quebec, Great idea. I just might pick a cheap one up.

-Snuts-
05-06-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,916
Posted By Snuts

Everybody loves New Bike day. Enjoy...

Everybody loves New Bike day.

Enjoy yourself.

-Snuts-
05-06-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,825
Posted By Snuts

I am on tour all this month. Therefore I will not...

I am on tour all this month. Therefore I will not be posting my mileage. But I may chime in once and awhile, All positive. So, best wishes that everyone does, or gets close to their monthly goal.
...
05-06-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Snuts

I did ride one of these two weeks ago, as I...

I did ride one of these two weeks ago, as I stopped at a Specialized dealer.
Available with disk breaks, but not necessary for your re-entry level bike.
...
05-06-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Snuts

Here you go. not under the heading of Hybrid, but...

Here you go. not under the heading of Hybrid, but a very able ride. Good gearing, but great tires, and good wheels.
Not easy to find a Marin dealer. I have often thought of using one of these as an...
Forum: Touring
05-06-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,613
Posted By Snuts

3 months if you don't fix that 1 X11, (JOKE). ...

3 months if you don't fix that 1 X11, (JOKE).

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-05-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,673
Posted By Snuts

Not much to show lately. Nice quiet secondary...

Not much to show lately.
Nice quiet secondary (old) hiways, some right next to the 401 inter-provincial route.
You can see where the old truck stops were at the provincial border, all gone.
But, I...
05-05-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,241
Posted By Snuts

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Forum: Touring
05-05-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,613
Posted By Snuts

What about 59, use the LHT? -Snuts-

What about 59, use the LHT?

-Snuts-
Forum: Touring
05-05-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,613
Posted By Snuts

I like-it! :thumb:

I like-it!
:thumb:
Forum: Touring
05-05-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,027,230
Posted By Snuts

Been working great for the past 4 weeks/2300km. I...

Been working great for the past 4 weeks/2300km. I had to take the second photo, forgot to remove the helmet.

-Snuts-
05-05-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Snuts

Welcome to the forum. That is "N", soon...

Welcome to the forum.

That is "N",
soon you will understand N+1.
(Number of bikes you own, + the one you NEED).

Put lots of miles on that Escape, great ride.

-Snuts-
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