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Forum: Touring
12-28-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,609
Posted By manapua_man

Neighbor has a Fuji Jari. It's a pretty nice bike...

Neighbor has a Fuji Jari. It's a pretty nice bike for what he paid IMHO.
Forum: Touring
12-26-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,139
Posted By manapua_man

At the end of the day all this is a call only you...

At the end of the day all this is a call only you can make. I'd just slap some bar ends on if the bike already has flat bars. The bike I usually fly with is a folding mtb with narrow-ish flat bars.
Forum: Touring
12-26-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,139
Posted By manapua_man

I would, but it'd be more of a...

I would, but it'd be more of a cost/convenience/couldn'tbebotheredtochangeem thing.

As a general rule, you're not racing, and with the bike loaded vs what you'd see on a normal racing bike I...
12-21-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,716
Posted By manapua_man

Most of the bike shops in my area are focused on...

Most of the bike shops in my area are focused on multiple "niche" sports/hobbies like fishing, golf, model building, RC airplanes etc. on top of having bicycles and random junk for the...
12-18-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 11,260
Posted By manapua_man

Man you just sound assblasted because most people...

Man you just sound assblasted because most people don't like cheaters. And it comes across as projection on top of it.


I *personally* don't like the dude and some of his buddies because they...
12-12-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 11,260
Posted By manapua_man

And we'd know who really makes "the good...

And we'd know who really makes "the good stuff".
12-12-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 11,260
Posted By manapua_man

Basically, yeah.

Basically, yeah.
Forum: Touring
12-12-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,645
Posted By manapua_man

I'm pretty sure wolftooth and a few others make...

I'm pretty sure wolftooth and a few others make pulleys that will let you use road shifters with em. Haven't tried that myself though.

Not too sure on brake compatibility wrt mech disc brakes on...
Forum: Touring
12-12-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By manapua_man

Yeah, 1st thing that came to mind was having DNR...

Yeah, 1st thing that came to mind was having DNR officers tear me a new one for not having the appropriate licenses or accidentally fishing in a reserve or something. Another thing to keep in mind is...
12-12-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,786
Posted By manapua_man

Even if you're somewhere in between, fatter seats...

Even if you're somewhere in between, fatter seats are still gonna suck for most people...which is why most hybrids don't come with them.

OP is like that guy who was complaining that high end road...
12-12-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,786
Posted By manapua_man

Are they riding for 100+ miles, or just dinking...

Are they riding for 100+ miles, or just dinking around for 20-30 minutes at a time at 5mph? Large seats can chafe horribly after a certain point. I made a bet and did a century on a single speed...
12-11-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 11,260
Posted By manapua_man

They should just allow all the doping so we can...

They should just allow all the doping so we can see what kind of abominations science can create.
12-11-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,786
Posted By manapua_man

Sounds like OP should just get a comfort...

Sounds like OP should just get a comfort bike/beach cruiser/mamachari type thing.


Most of those "hybrids" are targeted towards people who are at least something resembling athletic.
12-11-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,277
Posted By manapua_man

If you manage to shove a disc rotor into your...

If you manage to shove a disc rotor into your spokes, you've probably got much bigger problems than that.
12-10-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,740
Posted By manapua_man

I'm pretty sure I have a couple busted alloy...

I'm pretty sure I have a couple busted alloy handlebars in a box somewhere. At one point I was planning on cutting em and using the tubes for something...can't remember what for though.

Didn't...
12-08-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,071
Posted By manapua_man

If you're going to get a bike with suspension,...

If you're going to get a bike with suspension, get a bike with *good* suspension, and be prepared to pay for maintenance or go through the whole thrash of it yourself. Crappy suspension forks etc....
Forum: Touring
11-29-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,093
Posted By manapua_man

I think that it's only cooler in specific...

I think that it's only cooler in specific circumstances. Probably when it's sunny, relatively dry, there's a decent breeze, and you have a consistent water supply.

IIRC the evaporation of water...
11-29-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,250
Posted By manapua_man

I had zero problems beating the train or car in...

I had zero problems beating the train or car in Tokyo unless I was taking an express train from a more suburban area or it was a particularly long run and that was still with following the law.
11-29-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,136
Posted By manapua_man

...I regularly see *far* worse from drunks and...

...I regularly see *far* worse from drunks and crack addicts. It's usually the homeless ones doing it, and a lot of those guys are just crazy, and would probably be doing it anyway.
Forum: Touring
11-29-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,093
Posted By manapua_man

I feel like there's enough variability in fabrics...

I feel like there's enough variability in fabrics that you really need to specify what you're talking about, and the situation you're planning on being in.

That said, I live in the tropics for...
11-29-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,983
Posted By manapua_man

Why don't you just borrow a bike that has di2 or...

Why don't you just borrow a bike that has di2 or etap and talk to people you know who actually use it?

I tried a CX bike with electronic shifting for a couple months. It's pretty nice. I wouldn't...
11-28-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,468
Posted By manapua_man

Borrowed a bike with Di2. It's actually pretty...

Borrowed a bike with Di2. It's actually pretty nice, and you've got to be pretty dumb to screw up making sure it's charged imho.

That said, I don't think I'd bother with it unless I was getting...
11-15-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 19,401
Posted By manapua_man

Lets face it, this site is hardly a good...

Lets face it, this site is hardly a good representation of what we're likely to encounter in the real world.

IRL the only time I ever really interact with anyone that even has a custom bike is at...
11-15-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 19,401
Posted By manapua_man

This. I've yet to see a single person IRL...

This.

I've yet to see a single person IRL who actually wants to go back to DT shifters on newer bikes. Everyone I know that owns a bike with DT shifters either just likes the aesthetic or picked...
11-06-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,722
Posted By manapua_man

...hopped on a random Honda dealership website,...

...hopped on a random Honda dealership website, and yeah the floor mats are add ons.

That said, most bike shops I've been to will slap a crappy set of plastic platforms on for free if you ask. But...
Forum: Touring
11-04-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By manapua_man

This is why my grocery-getter/folding touring...

This is why my grocery-getter/folding touring bike are a little on the small side. That and I've got a short inseam for someone of my height, so it's like an orangutan riding a bicycle.
10-16-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,999
Posted By manapua_man

The old ones are pretty easy to modify if you're...

The old ones are pretty easy to modify if you're anything resembling mechanically inclined. The one that I picked up at a thrift store had a messed up base and some rust but it's not like epoxy,...
10-11-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,999
Posted By manapua_man

I've got a Silca floor pump that's probably older...

I've got a Silca floor pump that's probably older than I am. I thought I had packed it in a box but haven't been able to find it yet :/

The new ones are pretty nice too.
10-09-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,210
Posted By manapua_man

I've had tubed clinchers fail on multiple...

I've had tubed clinchers fail on multiple occasions. Haven't had it with tubeless. Luck (and damaged rims) has more to do with it than anything else.
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,619
Posted By manapua_man

Yeah security theater is an actual thing.

Yeah security theater is an actual thing.
10-06-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,718
Posted By manapua_man

I was following this older dude who was smoking...

I was following this older dude who was smoking the whole time on a century ride a few weeks ago. It was kinda impressive tbh.
10-03-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,655
Posted By manapua_man

There's plenty of old parts on Craigslist here....

There's plenty of old parts on Craigslist here. I'm sure ebay would work fine too.
10-03-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,718
Posted By manapua_man

You can say this about basically all pro...

You can say this about basically all pro athletes.


That said, as long as the kid is getting some exposure to other sports and gets regular checkups (like people should anyway) I don't see what...
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,146
Posted By manapua_man

You know, some people find even the ugly/mundane...

You know, some people find even the ugly/mundane parts you constantly whinge about to be pretty interesting. Just because *you* don't enjoy it doesn't mean other folks won't. I grew up in a sanitized...
09-09-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,158
Posted By manapua_man

I've noticed that a lot of shop mechanics are...

I've noticed that a lot of shop mechanics are just some random guy who just reads the instructions or checks youtube and hopes for the best. Not that there's anything wrong with it but it's pretty...
Forum: Touring
09-09-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,826
Posted By manapua_man

...I plan out my routes ahead of time and pack...

...I plan out my routes ahead of time and pack accordingly.

The only really consistent thing is that I have are a pump/patches etc. leatherman, extra water, and some light foul weather gear. If...
Forum: Touring
09-09-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,178
Posted By manapua_man

Outside of a few hard tail mtbs/folding bikes,...

Outside of a few hard tail mtbs/folding bikes, most of my bicycles are 2x, and almost all of em get used for longer trips outside of the DH and most of the XC MTBs. My current "fast" touring bike is...
08-18-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,280
Posted By manapua_man

Check Aliexpress and other similar sites.

Check Aliexpress and other similar sites.
Forum: Touring
08-17-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By manapua_man

I just realized that I've been using the same...

I just realized that I've been using the same rims on my hardtail for something like 10-15 years now. Had to replace rotors, but haven't had to do much other than get new bearings and re-grease the...
08-16-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,095
Posted By manapua_man

Pretty often, especially when I was still living...

Pretty often, especially when I was still living in Japan and my bike was my primary transport.
08-16-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,095
Posted By manapua_man

Sounds pretty awesome to me.

Sounds pretty awesome to me.
08-16-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,095
Posted By manapua_man

If you're constantly having to adjust hydraulic...

If you're constantly having to adjust hydraulic brakes, you've probably done something wrong on the setup or something is wrong with the brakes themselves. All my MTBs have hydros and they take way...
Forum: Touring
08-13-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,795
Posted By manapua_man

I'm pretty happy with my Arkel bag. Doesn't sway...

I'm pretty happy with my Arkel bag. Doesn't sway much with the bag being supported by a metal frame.
08-12-18, 03:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,998
Posted By manapua_man

Maybe, but not the most disgusting thing on the...

Maybe, but not the most disgusting thing on the internet.




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Forum: Touring
08-10-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By manapua_man

I usually place my bike under a giant rock that...

I usually place my bike under a giant rock that chases people through a series of traps if they try to take it.
08-10-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 546
Posted By manapua_man

I find that trailer hitch racks tend to be a lot...

I find that trailer hitch racks tend to be a lot less hassle if you don't mind getting one on your car.

I've got a semi-custom set up on the tow ring mounts on my FRS. Used a cheap rack I got off...
08-10-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,681
Posted By manapua_man

On some longer rides I have some bagels on my...

On some longer rides I have some bagels on my handlebars. I mostly do that because I like bagels though.

I also basically eat whatever looks interesting when I'm touring, and those are usually...
08-10-18, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By manapua_man

IIRC the top cap/plug doesn't actually do much...

IIRC the top cap/plug doesn't actually do much other than get things pre-loaded so that you can get the stem on right.
08-09-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By manapua_man

I think it's something you're more likely to see...

I think it's something you're more likely to see with folks who use their bikes as regular transportation, or tourists/campers.

That said, having something to open bottles with is kinda nice even...
08-07-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,794
Posted By manapua_man

I've seen people get annoyed by folks who were...

I've seen people get annoyed by folks who were way too slow for a particular group, but I have never seen anyone complain about someone using too cheap of a bike. Most people don't care, and if they...
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