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11-23-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By MarcusT

Compatible tubeless sealant

Hello.
A buddy asked me to do some work on his bike including refreshing his tubeless sealant. The LBS put it in originally and he has no idea what brand was used. I have read that not all sealants...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-23-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By MarcusT

Old Glory just picked one up, maybe he's had the...

Old Glory just picked one up, maybe he's had the chance to put it through
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By MarcusT

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1710x246/lht_dis_bc2763db87e8715bbe09fd1aff3a2be35632e782.jpg
I will not say right or wrong, but here is the statement
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By MarcusT

I just read on the Surly website FAQs , they've...

I just read on the Surly website FAQs , they've discontinued the LHT. Not sure if it applies to all models, but...:(
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,547
Posted By MarcusT

When I ordered my LHT frame, the vendor told me...

When I ordered my LHT frame, the vendor told me to buy a size larger for flat bars (60 instead of 58), I did and it was a mistake. I could have just bought a longer stem.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-17-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By MarcusT

Nice choice. Remember that these bikes can go...

Nice choice. Remember that these bikes can go anywhere, the only thing holding you back is your legs. So, when you take the bike out for the first time and you see some sketchy path or trail, or even...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By MarcusT

But it's not marketed as a gravel bike and that...

But it's not marketed as a gravel bike and that is much more important than the actual specs of a gravel bike :foo:
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,075
Posted By MarcusT

I grew up on drop bars, but then as the girth...

I grew up on drop bars, but then as the girth grew, the bars became uncomfortable. I went to butterfly (trekking) bars, with numerous hand positions, but was not adjustable enough, plus the close...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By MarcusT

I have both and the FS MTB, a great bike for...

I have both and the FS MTB, a great bike for trails and single track, but the fattie is great for no track.
I guess it depends on where you expect to ride. As a newbie, maybe a few week end rentals...
11-15-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By MarcusT

A very large number of balls. I was finding them...

A very large number of balls. I was finding them for years after the experiment.
11-15-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,573
Posted By MarcusT

I have to admit, when a driver is very...

I have to admit, when a driver is very disrespectful, I will apply the brakes with my middle fingers. Nobody sees it, but I know they're there
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By MarcusT

The author must have never done a long distance,...

The author must have never done a long distance, self supported tour, where 20 litres of storage space won't cut it.
11-12-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,573
Posted By MarcusT

I just wave, like they're old friends.

I just wave, like they're old friends.
11-12-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By MarcusT

Decades ago, the sign of a quality free wheel was...

Decades ago, the sign of a quality free wheel was by how quite it was, now, it seems the noisier hubs are sought after. In fact I found a video on YT, how to make your hub noisier.
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By MarcusT

If they create a "gravel" version of the Galaxy,...

If they create a "gravel" version of the Galaxy, I'm sure sales would soar.
11-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,718
Posted By MarcusT

I never buy from a vendor that does not list a...

I never buy from a vendor that does not list a physical address on their website. That's the first sign that they don't care much for customer service.
Their BBB complaints are few, so maybe a new...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By MarcusT

The 26" max seems to be 58cm, if you want 62, you...

The 26" max seems to be 58cm, if you want 62, you need to go with 700cc (in Europe). However, it still looks like a major shortage from the pandemic.
11-05-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By MarcusT

Aluminum foil. If you have not used it, try it,...

Aluminum foil. If you have not used it, try it, you will be impressed
11-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By MarcusT

I've lived in Europe for 25 yrs, originally from...

I've lived in Europe for 25 yrs, originally from Canada. I visit family in Canada every year and years ago I would enter Canada with 2 empty suitcases and return to Europe with both full. The last 10...
11-02-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By MarcusT

I literally do not know how many times sealant...

I literally do not know how many times sealant has saved my tire.
Before going tubless, I was getting puncture flats on almost every outing (MTB).
After going tubeless; not a one, but I still carry...
11-02-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By MarcusT

I have no intention of buying from...

I have no intention of buying from Ali---anything.
If they or their vendors rip you off, your only recourse is a bad review.
Ebay has a better satisfaction record.
10-31-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By MarcusT

I've found the best wheel selection and price to...

I've found the best wheel selection and price to be with Rose Bikes
10-29-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By MarcusT

I've tried a number of German online shops and...

I've tried a number of German online shops and overall my best experience is with www.bike-discount.de/
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,306
Posted By MarcusT

Last year, I had spent months planning a 2 week...

Last year, I had spent months planning a 2 week trek, then as the date approached the weather forecast was terrible, I decided to postpone for a few days, but the rain, the storms and the wind got...
10-27-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By MarcusT

There are some specialized tools you cannot go...

There are some specialized tools you cannot go without. Unfortunately, the 90s introduced several different bottom bracket tools, but they are not too expensive.
I started with one of those cased...
10-27-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By MarcusT

No one is forcing you to read or comment on these...

No one is forcing you to read or comment on these threads. The title was quite clear.
Nothing wrong with a fellow cyclist looking for 2nd and 3rd opinions. Sometimes the answer is a given, but...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By MarcusT

Nice job

Nice job
10-26-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By MarcusT

Biking needs to take a back seat for a while

My 2 passions are biking and hiking.
I have been doing both for well over 40 yrs, though biking in the last couple years has been my main hobby.
The other day some friends invited me for a hike in...
10-22-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,755
Posted By MarcusT

I need to pipe in on this one. The...

I need to pipe in on this one.
The "fitness/hybrid" came out decades before the term gravel bike was even coined.
It's the gravel bike that is a fitness/hybrid bike with drop bars. :thumb:
10-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By MarcusT

Either sell it as-is for a couple hundred bucks...

Either sell it as-is for a couple hundred bucks or as separate parts, might get you a few dollars more.
Considering how prices for Ebikes have dropped , for little more than price of repair you can...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By MarcusT

Maybe you could consider something like this: ...

Maybe you could consider something like this:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x658/rack_1848dcf429a8526e728f514542e2e297888f4b0b.jpg
If it fits your bike, it should...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-18-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By MarcusT

You might be better off moving this to general...

You might be better off moving this to general cycling. A much larger audience.
10-18-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,902
Posted By MarcusT

From the comments here, you can tell who the...

From the comments here, you can tell who the "serious" gravel bike owners are. ;)
I'm waiting for the nest niche to come out, I'm sure the clothing will be a lot cooler
10-18-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By MarcusT

I have a fat bike and ride very few hills, the...

I have a fat bike and ride very few hills, the pads are still good after about 1,000km
I have a full suspension Ebike I use in the mountains and the pads (resin) last around 10,000 meters of descent
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,899
Posted By MarcusT

I agree. It would seem a hindrance if you want to...

I agree. It would seem a hindrance if you want to stop and hike down to that waterfall with cleated shoes or the risk factor on steps.
For touring, the 5-10s are a great shoe until I got caught in...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By MarcusT

I have a couple of pairs with the touchscreen...

I have a couple of pairs with the touchscreen tip. Worked fine at first, then after a number of rides and a few washes, did not work any more.
10-13-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By MarcusT

Have you tried Amazon?. It is chock full of shims

Have you tried Amazon?. It is chock full of shims
10-03-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,379
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the link. I watched the movie numerous...

Thanks for the link. I watched the movie numerous times, but never thought to look into the background story
10-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,954
Posted By MarcusT

Who has the time or the inclination to give flak...

Who has the time or the inclination to give flak for the type of bag you have on your rack?
If anything, I would give you some flak on the dry rot in your fencing ;)
10-01-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By MarcusT

1500 is a good price if in good condition, but...

1500 is a good price if in good condition, but 1000 is better. It depends on what you feel comfortable paying. I would consider 1500 the starting price, then as I inspect the bike for any damage or...
09-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By MarcusT

Rental bikes are not treated as badly as rental...

Rental bikes are not treated as badly as rental cars. Usually one day rentals, plus, if it's a bike shop, they certainly will not sell you a damaged bike if they want to stay in business. The battery...
09-29-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,138
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.youtube.com/user/KevCentral/videos ...

https://www.youtube.com/user/KevCentral/videos
This guy has done numerous reviews on Walmart bikes. Check him out
09-29-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By MarcusT

It sounds like you're looking for a piece that is...

It sounds like you're looking for a piece that is part of the headset. If you can ID the headset make and model that should give you a direction.
09-28-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,379
Posted By MarcusT

Always had a bike. Back then, the bike was your...

Always had a bike. Back then, the bike was your primary mode of transportation. If you wanted to play sports, or have a paper route, go to a friend's, one car families could not afford to take you...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,802
Posted By MarcusT

I had one of these and the BB cup (if not the...

I had one of these and the BB cup (if not the bushing) was also plastic. Could not get it off in any manner. Threw the frame away
09-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,244
Posted By MarcusT

I like working on bikes. It's that simple. So...

I like working on bikes. It's that simple. So building my own is just the natural order of things. Yes, I did hand pick each component.
Building your own is not some anal compulsive itch to scratch,...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,391
Posted By MarcusT

When I built my LHT, I had a 26 X 34. I live in...

When I built my LHT, I had a 26 X 34. I live in very hilly territory and when started spring training, was having a hard time (unloaded) with that, so switched to 22 X 34. Thankfully. Recently, did...
09-06-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By MarcusT

I watched this video last year. Even though Moto...

I watched this video last year. Even though Moto chains and bike chains are very different, it is interesting. If you watch their review on chain cleaners you will see how WD-40 disintegrates plastic...
09-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By MarcusT

You can also look at prostate friendly saddles...

You can also look at prostate friendly saddles like this one:...
09-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By MarcusT

I have tried GoreTex and many of the other brands...

I have tried GoreTex and many of the other brands and not one ever breathed enough where I was not soaked after a MTB ride.
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