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03-02-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Chris Pringle

Your CK hubs were most likely never serviced by...

Your CK hubs were most likely never serviced by either the previous owner and now you. This is why they failed. Hubs are the most important part of your wheelset. For mountain biking, a higher end...
02-23-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Chris Pringle

Your legs/feet are part of your balancing...

Your legs/feet are part of your balancing regardless of type of pedal. So, unclipping (or taking foot off flat pedal) to further increase your balance is important. It won’t make you less of a rider...
02-22-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Chris Pringle

I asked my bike mechanic that same question about...

I asked my bike mechanic that same question about a month ago. He thinks that the fork, shock and dropper seat post can go easily two years without any service, especially if you are a recreational...
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chris Pringle

I also agree that you already have the right...

I also agree that you already have the right tires for randonneuring. If you want to tweak things a little, you could consider running the extra light version up front and the endurance version in...
02-13-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,933
Posted By Chris Pringle

Video review: ...

Video review:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9PfnLwovYCo
02-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Chris Pringle

Congrats on getting a new bike! It is not an easy...

Congrats on getting a new bike! It is not an easy task these days.

Regarding the Maxxis Assegai tires, you personally may not like them, but not everyone races on their bikes. These tires may be...
02-08-21, 10:27 AM
02-07-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,777
Posted By Chris Pringle

LOL. You can tell the OP is just trolling. No...

LOL. You can tell the OP is just trolling. No wonder the first response he got was “Oh boy!” He must be suffering from Covid boredom.
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,526
Posted By Chris Pringle

I read their blog 10-11 years ago. They...

I read their blog 10-11 years ago. They experienced 2-3 major mechanical breakdowns all due to 700c rims they could not source anywhere. Rims were splitting apart along the brake surface. They were...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,526
Posted By Chris Pringle

Yes. I think this has been the point of this...

Yes. I think this has been the point of this thread since it was started a decade ago — helping hardcore tourers decide which size wheel to have on their bikes should they go on a worldwide...
02-04-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By Chris Pringle

You’ve got a very nice, classic rigid bike there....

You’ve got a very nice, classic rigid bike there. Honestly, it should be kept original. If you enjoy the old-school feel of 26ers, you’ll be better off getting a proper hardtail in the second-hand...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,526
Posted By Chris Pringle

26” (ISO 559mm) wheels have been around for...

26” (ISO 559mm) wheels have been around for decades and parts availability worldwide is not going anywhere. It is becoming exceedingly rare, however, for new bikes to be sold with 26” wheels in...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By Chris Pringle

I agree. This doesn’t look at all like the type...

I agree. This doesn’t look at all like the type of touring bike someone serious about bike touring would like to invest in - short chainstays, the rear rack looks weak, the mudguards don’t offer much...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By Chris Pringle

I like the suggestion above of training with a...

I like the suggestion above of training with a heavier helmet. I think weighted shrug exercises along with pilates/yoga help in strengthening the core and neck muscles. The exact muscles to be...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,907
Posted By Chris Pringle

In 2015 I completed the entire Super Randonneur...

In 2015 I completed the entire Super Randonneur series in a touring bike similar to the 26" Disc Trucker. I took the same bike to the 2015 PBP and finished. Although mine is a touring frameset, my...
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