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Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-23, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By MarcusT

Great looking bike I cannot comment on all...

Great looking bike
I cannot comment on all that, but will contribute this:
I kept the flat bars and no bar-ends because I do a lot of bushwacking and the ends get caught in the branches. I use a...
02-05-23, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 867
Posted By MarcusT

With some saying they do not have space for a...

With some saying they do not have space for a compressor, this may be a viable solution
https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-D55140-1-Gallon-Trim-Compressor/dp/B000HZJMFM/ref=psdc_551236_t2_B004285RLS
Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-23, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By MarcusT

Can you use a longer strap (safely)? If you can...

Can you use a longer strap (safely)? If you can mange to use a ratchet strap, could save you time and a lot of coin
02-01-23, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By MarcusT

I spent several weeks going over Shimano vs...

I spent several weeks going over Shimano vs Bosch. I went with Bosch in the end, because of the dozens of reviews (technical and non), Bosch seemed to have the edge for varying reasons.
As far as CX...
02-01-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 867
Posted By MarcusT

Air compressor. Beyond seating tires, I use it to...

Air compressor. Beyond seating tires, I use it to to blow clean the bike, removing bar grips, and I'm sure other acts I can't remember now
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,196
Posted By MarcusT

As with any forum, half want to help, half want...

As with any forum, half want to help, half want to judge and the other half are snarky or don't post at all, usually better the latter.
Let the half of us know how it turns out
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 03:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,196
Posted By MarcusT

I found a European vendor who seems to have what...

I found a European vendor who seems to have what you're looking for in stock and claims shipping to Colombia.
https://www.deporvillage.net/
I recommend try to get folding tires, the package will be...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 11:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,196
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/ ...

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/
"ColombiaColombia Shipping costs 34,99 € Bulky goods1 x Bike x per trekking bike x 1bulk goods: transport-suitcase, bicycles
The indicated bulk-goods' charge is...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,661
Posted By MarcusT

Why resist?. I suppose I would start to...

Why resist?. I suppose I would start to personalize. Maybe get some pedals, grips and such to match the logo (blue)
Forum: Touring
01-29-23, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By MarcusT

Facebook for tourers

I subscribed to a bike touring page a few months ago, just to see some interesting photos and read some stories about travels and such.
However, I need to stop reading the comments. People post...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By MarcusT

For me, depends on the range of touring. If you...

For me, depends on the range of touring. If you are doing domestic tours (America, Europe,etc) Hydraulic has it's place, but as mentioned above, not really a game changer if you have mechanical. Yes,...
01-21-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By MarcusT

The wheels look fine, I'm just concerned that you...

The wheels look fine, I'm just concerned that you shop for used helmets.
Forum: Touring
01-16-23, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By MarcusT

I like those who do more than just use a drone....

I like those who do more than just use a drone. Scenery and panoramas are nice, but I like the riders who interact with the locals, show where they sleep, what they eat.
Forest had some great...
01-16-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,319
Posted By MarcusT

Hard breaking situation with the front and you...

Hard breaking situation with the front and you may ollie. Happens everyday
Forum: Touring
01-13-23, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By MarcusT

I have the Static V2. I find it comfortable, easy...

I have the Static V2. I find it comfortable, easy to inflate/deflate. Very light , packs very small. I cannot comment for durability as have only used it about a dozen times, but so far so good
Forum: Fatbikes
01-13-23, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By MarcusT

I pulled up a few images of the lefty "fork" and...

I pulled up a few images of the lefty "fork" and tube and do not see why it is different for bar stems. Can someone explain or show me the difference?
01-12-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,938
Posted By MarcusT

As stated, hippy bikes were not really a thing....

As stated, hippy bikes were not really a thing. At least as far as memory serves. There were banana seat chopsters and ten speeds.
Now,however there are vintage looking bikes, you could get some...
01-09-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,932
Posted By MarcusT

It is elementary-. The world of cycling mostly...

It is elementary-. The world of cycling mostly agreed flat bars for off-road and drop bars for on-road. Then hybrids came out and suddenly the cycling world was mildly tipped for flat bars on-road....
01-06-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,646
Posted By MarcusT

Agreed, but those who posted they carry a C/C and...

Agreed, but those who posted they carry a C/C and nothing else, I suspect they are in well populated areas.
Or have a very accommodating spouse/parent ;)
01-06-23, 01:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,646
Posted By MarcusT

I carry everything I need for most scenarios. ...

I carry everything I need for most scenarios.

TOPEAK Mini 20 PRO
Tube/patch kit
Pump.
Where I ride, there is no Uber, Lyft, etc and taxi cost would go into the hundreds.
I prefer to be...
01-01-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

I decided to replace both wheels. The wheel rear...

I decided to replace both wheels. The wheel rear was in bad shape. I was able to restore the bearings and freewheel, but the spokes were noodles, 2 were broken and several nipples seized. Front wheel...
01-01-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By MarcusT

Appreciate it. Not looking for profit, but don't...

Appreciate it. Not looking for profit, but don't want to spend too much either. There are channels on Youtube that do restorations. They'll find some of the cheapest , rusty bikes and spend dozens of...
01-01-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

That's some bad luck. There is also a bike maker...

That's some bad luck. There is also a bike maker here who likes to use odd sized components.
01-01-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

24 x 1.75, a common size for that style of bike ...

24 x 1.75, a common size for that style of bike
Amazon for yours:...
01-01-23, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

It is surreal how some are so taken with this...

It is surreal how some are so taken with this bike. Known as a Graziella, these are the most common bikes you find parked at train stations and used in beach towns.
One can literally find hundreds...
12-31-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

Waiting on parts, once complete , will post

Waiting on parts, once complete , will post
12-31-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

I was able to do a work around. Pulled the crank,...

I was able to do a work around. Pulled the crank, and bottom bracket without touching the guard , the disc was removed easily enough. Yes the front of the guard was held on with the drive side bottom...
12-31-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 384
Posted By MarcusT

Removing a chain guard

Hello. Was finally able to find my winter project. This is an ooold folding bike. First thing I'd like to do is remove the chain guard, but it seems welded together. The only screws I see are on the...
12-30-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By MarcusT

Just throwing this out there. The Sella Ronda...

Just throwing this out there. The Sella Ronda bike day.
It is a world renowned bike ride, it is closed to vehicle traffic. I've never done it, but have been in the area during the event and it is...
12-29-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By MarcusT

I don't really have any extra bikes. I've already...

I don't really have any extra bikes. I've already donated the ones I no longer wanted.
I have considered charitable restorations, but need to find an organization whom I can trust will give it to...
12-28-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By MarcusT

Winter project.

In the winter I usually perform full maintenance on my bikes and friend's bikes. This year everyone including myself has near perfect bikes. So, looking for a project bike to restore during the dark...
Forum: Touring
12-28-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By MarcusT

There is also the consideration of baggage. You...

There is also the consideration of baggage. You cannot fit a frame bag, you need specialized racks, if you have a dropper seat post, no saddle bag.
Even if you solve the baggage problem, I don't...
12-26-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By MarcusT

I found alcohol a simple, effective solvent

I found alcohol a simple, effective solvent
12-21-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By MarcusT

Boeshield T-9 Offers great rust prevention. It...

Boeshield T-9 Offers great rust prevention. It tends to coat things, so do not apply to parts you do not want to have a protective coat applied
Forum: Touring
12-19-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,661
Posted By MarcusT

That's odd, All I find online are trolls :roflmao:

That's odd, All I find online are trolls :roflmao:
Forum: Touring
12-18-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,661
Posted By MarcusT

I know of 2 racks designed to be mounted on...

I know of 2 racks designed to be mounted on suspension forks.

Zefel Lowrider- https://www.zefal.com/en/racks/133-raider-front.html
Oops. I guess they call it the Raider now

Topeak Tetrarack-...
12-16-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,439
Posted By MarcusT

Thank you for your candour. I am sure it will...

Thank you for your candour. I am sure it will make me reconsider taking the simple pleasures in life more seriously. I suppose my next going-back adventure will be a swing, where I can practice...
12-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,439
Posted By MarcusT

That's how gravel bikes started and now there's...

That's how gravel bikes started and now there's gravel shoes, shorts, shirts, socks, chammies, glasses, etc. So, yea.
As a kid, we called earthing, playing in the grass, I guess that' why I'm...
12-16-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,439
Posted By MarcusT

Check out https://www.earthing.com/ Then tell...

Check out https://www.earthing.com/
Then tell me it's not commercial
12-15-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,439
Posted By MarcusT

It seems that a new one comes out every few...

It seems that a new one comes out every few years. Not long ago there was the fad of avoiding the earth because of natural radiation it emits. They were selling lead sheets to place under your bed...
12-15-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By MarcusT

Found this piece that does not require any hose...

Found this piece that does not require any hose cutting. Will give it a try.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1000/94203_s_01_aa7c249ad7187ec5403016ca86c9a602257db9c6.jpg
12-13-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By MarcusT

I appreciate the replies. A question: For using...

I appreciate the replies.
A question: For using a floor pump hose and head attached to the pistol, I measured the diameter and they were different. Will they kiss?
12-12-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By MarcusT

Air compressor for Presta valves

Hello
Still in the slow process of setting up my workshop. What do you use to inflate presta valves from an air compressor?
Yes, I have the screw on adapters, but was looking for something quicker...
12-06-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By MarcusT

It would be a better planet if all companies...

It would be a better planet if all companies serviced customers like that.
I had a similar experience with KitchenAid and their mixer. They now have a customer for life
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,773
Posted By MarcusT

If you have never winter camped before I...

If you have never winter camped before I recommend to try it with a vehicle close by in case it is too much. Once you get a handle on winter camping, then you can attempt it.
Otherwise just credit...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By MarcusT

I have Marathon plus and have never had a flat,...

I have Marathon plus and have never had a flat, but cannot say I've ridden in conditions that were flat-prone
A work colleague got flats from thorns and sharp stones constantly. I recommended...
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,598
Posted By MarcusT

As you've never "toured", I would look for a bike...

As you've never "toured", I would look for a bike that can be used as a commuter in case you don't like touring. With that in mind, I would avoid super expensive bikes.
If you're going off road for...
12-03-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,364
Posted By MarcusT

My experience has been; last year's perfect...

My experience has been; last year's perfect saddle does not fit quite as well this year, and in a couple more years, I'll be shopping for a new one
12-03-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. The job is done. Some good...

Thanks for the input. The job is done. Some good ideas but money and time constraints nixed those ( I recycled as much as I could). The bench is not just for bike repairs, it is also my carpentry...
12-03-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By MarcusT

Work bench question

I am restoring an old table to be used as a work bench. It's fairly long, so there is enough space for for customizing. I am going to cover the top in rubber matting, but a friend suggested that part...
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