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06-29-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By MarcusT

Be sure to wear your PPE while doing it. ...

Be sure to wear your PPE while doing it.
:roflmao:
06-29-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By MarcusT

Both great frames. I prefer the Tommasini because...

Both great frames. I prefer the Tommasini because I am an older guy and this one looks just like the bike I dreamt about in my youth. The Battaglin looks like many other modern frames, plus don't...
06-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By MarcusT

It's not the skewer it's the thru axle, not the...

It's not the skewer it's the thru axle, not the removable part but the part of the center hub.
The center lock for the rotor is 40N. Don't think plastic can handle that.
06-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By MarcusT

Be careful of your Hollowtech tool

When I installed my first Hollowtech BB, I needed to buy the tool. Mind you, I despise buying such specialized tools, but it seems most new tech requires them now. I shopped around trying to find a...
06-25-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By MarcusT

It takes a lot to glaze pads. I have done 1,000...

It takes a lot to glaze pads. I have done 1,000 meter descents to the point where the rotors were glowing and discoloured. The pads just needed a scrub with an abrasive pad and they were good to go....
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By MarcusT

Could be something as simple as getting a smaller...

Could be something as simple as getting a smaller chain ring on your crank, but some more information on the bike, crank set and rear cassette would help
06-24-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By MarcusT

Could be a number of things. The pads were not...

Could be a number of things. The pads were not seated correctly. Lubricant got on the disc. Air in the hydraulic hose...
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe you should look again there are a few short...

Maybe you should look again there are a few short climbs, but rather easy. I have seen riders of all types and ages ride the whole path.
It is also the most well laid out for accommodations. There...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By MarcusT

I had to remove my bar ends because I do bush...

I had to remove my bar ends because I do bush whacking with my fattie and the bars kept on getting hung up on branches
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By MarcusT

Just throwing this in there. I prefer presta...

Just throwing this in there.
I prefer presta valves over schraeder
06-18-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By MarcusT

Parts shortage

I was wondering if there is a parts shortage everywhere.
I was shopping for a new pair of brake rotors and had to go to 5 online stores to find them. They had the model listed but none in stock
Is...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By MarcusT

For my fat bike, I have rigid. I mostly do river...

For my fat bike, I have rigid. I mostly do river beds with sand and water, not sure how long suspension forks would last in that environment. As far as trails go, my concern would be the "spongyness"...
06-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By MarcusT

Never had this problem, but I would take the arm...

Never had this problem, but I would take the arm off and fiddle with it, a closer look might reveal the issue.
06-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

Could just be sheer envy, but it seems that...

Could just be sheer envy, but it seems that humanity turns farther away from being happy for someone and nearer to "if I cannot do it, then no one should".
06-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

There are some hot springs areas. That might be...

There are some hot springs areas. That might be an idea to consider.
Thanks
06-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

Yea, it's great here. I have to sacrifice a good...

Yea, it's great here. I have to sacrifice a good salary to live here, but that once a year trip makes me feel like a king. Most likely be the Val Pusteria region....
06-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

It's good for the bike's complexion :lol:

It's good for the bike's complexion :lol:
06-15-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

You must be quite young. The world is always...

You must be quite young. The world is always burning.
Being pampered? Why not? We followed the rules and that's why we are in a good spot now. The countries that did not follow the rules are...
06-15-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

My apologies. I did not realize that people were...

My apologies. I did not realize that people were dying on this planet. I guess if I do nothing for the rest of my life, I will contribute to people not dying.
I guess you have not ridden your bike...
06-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By MarcusT

Luxury hotel in this day and age

My once a year MTB trip is approaching and I am soliciting opinions.
I go to the mountains and stay in a nice hotel. The kind with pools, saunas, whirlpools, the works. It's the one week where I...
06-10-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,417
Posted By MarcusT

I not only want a spare bike, I want to be like...

I not only want a spare bike, I want to be like the pros and have my team follow me in a car with the spare bikes ready to go.
06-09-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By MarcusT

I am such a scoundrel. I fall in love with a...

I am such a scoundrel. I fall in love with a lube, but then after a while, I start to look around for something better.
06-09-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By MarcusT

The only downside is the cost of switching a bike...

The only downside is the cost of switching a bike fitted with drops to flat
06-02-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,927
Posted By MarcusT

Perhaps it was before my time, but I have always...

Perhaps it was before my time, but I have always seen "colourful" discussions for the inane subjects. If there is one thing the internet has shown us, is that if anybody is perceived as incorrect in...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By MarcusT

I use silicon liquid oil for delicates like cable...

I use silicon liquid oil for delicates like cable housing and other plastics, but have never tried silicone grease. Does it last long? I know the oil does not last on moving parts
05-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the help

Thanks for the help
05-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By MarcusT

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my...

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride it where I like.

I've made some boredom purchases. As far as full bikes go, I'm using all my...
05-27-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By MarcusT

Does it have to be 45mm? There are plenty 42s...

Does it have to be 45mm?
There are plenty 42s and 47s
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By MarcusT

The look is not as important as functionality....

The look is not as important as functionality. They claim the design helps discern how far behind the bike you are, plus they claim battery life is up to 50 hrs on this model.
I will give the...
05-24-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By MarcusT

Same happened to me and after hours of trying to...

Same happened to me and after hours of trying to figure out what it was, it turned out to be my shoelace tip that was hitting the pedal/crank arm on each turn. :foo:
05-24-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By MarcusT

Forks: Recon vs Aion

Hello.
Looking at a new FS MTB. I found 2 bikes in my price range. Other than the forks, they have similar components
One has Suntour Aion 35 Boost RC
the other has RockShox Recon RL Air.
Would...
05-24-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By MarcusT

There are some fixes, but not always the best;...

There are some fixes, but not always the best; raising the saddle, getting longer stem, but it's a risk. Be very picky, if this bike will be your primary.
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,127
Posted By MarcusT

Surprising, that being from the GTA you've never...

Surprising, that being from the GTA you've never been to Milton. I have not been in 30 yrs, but I remember a cozy little farming town. We used to go rock climbing at Rattle Snake Point
For credit...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,483
Posted By MarcusT

If you have limited touring experience with this...

If you have limited touring experience with this bike, I say get the gear. Good racks and panniers can be moved to another bike, if you see the need to change bikes. Even if this bike is not ideal,...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By MarcusT

Having a hard time finding the Dtoplight in...

Having a hard time finding the Dtoplight in battery model.
Will just go with:
https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-rucklichter/produkt/329bs.html?
Any experience with this model?
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,127
Posted By MarcusT

I was about to suggest a similar thing. 1- Do a...

I was about to suggest a similar thing.
1- Do a weekend credit card bike tour and see how she likes it
2- Do a car camping weekend and see the response.
If positive on both trips...the world is...
05-22-20, 11:40 PM
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By MarcusT

Understood. The Miyata reminds me of the older...

Understood.
The Miyata reminds me of the older road bikes with tight "criterium" geometry.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By MarcusT

No experience, but Tubus is a good brand, it...

No experience, but Tubus is a good brand, it should satisfy your needs. Be aware of the weight capacity and also be careful with having all cargo weight at the front of the bike, it may affect...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By MarcusT

Battery rack mount tail light

Hello all.
While swinging my leg up to mount my bike, I hit the rack mounted tail light and chipped off a piece of the red lens. Obviously, any water proofness is gone and started to shop for a new...
05-21-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By MarcusT

If riding on paved roads/gravel with moderate...

If riding on paved roads/gravel with moderate uphills, 40 nm should be enough. Now, if you think you might do some off roading with more challenging climbs, you might want to step up.

BTW, I would...
05-21-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By MarcusT

In the words of Indiana Jones: "I hate...

In the words of Indiana Jones:
"I hate snakes"
05-20-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By MarcusT

Nature is coming back with a revenge

As most people, I was quite excited to take a "real" ride on my bike, now that shut downs have eased. I rode up my favorite hill to enjoy the view, then for the exciting downhill coast.
On the up...
05-20-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By MarcusT

My e-bike gets me on trails that I would never...

My e-bike gets me on trails that I would never consider on a normal bike. There are days when I don't feel like riding my regular bike, but I'll take the e-bike, hit some tough trails and I'm back...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,127
Posted By MarcusT

The trickiest part of introducing a partner to a...

The trickiest part of introducing a partner to a new sport is understanding the facial expressions.
:):(:cry::notamused::eek::mad:
When you see the look where she wants to cause you bodily harm,...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,620
Posted By MarcusT

An ex gave me, english horse riding boots as a...

An ex gave me, english horse riding boots as a b-day present with the hope that I take up the sport. Never happened, but now, I can call the boots; Chelsea and I'm in like flint.
Do I wear them with...
05-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,638
Posted By MarcusT

Doesn't that only work if you have disc brakes? ...

Doesn't that only work if you have disc brakes?

Online there are many, many 26" tires available. For off road, hybrid and road. Your LBS will not have many, if any because they only have so much...
05-15-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,889
Posted By MarcusT

It's not everybody, but about 10% find any reason...

It's not everybody, but about 10% find any reason to be offended. I would like to say it's the younger snowflakes, but it turns out they are mostly the 50+ crowd.
However, your comments were a...
05-13-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure what you're asking. There is a brand...

Not sure what you're asking.
There is a brand of bicycle called Specialized
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