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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...
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.
11-02-20, 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
10-27-20, 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...
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:
10-01-20, 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 ;)
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,...
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, 10:17 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.
Forum: Touring
09-01-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,958
Posted By MarcusT

You mean I've been doing it wrong all these...

You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?
I ride roads with sparse traffic, many times gravel or cow paths, with 42mm tires, and panniers only hold 60L
I'm going to have to rethink my...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,958
Posted By MarcusT

Catch phrases, marketing and perception. ...

Catch phrases, marketing and perception.
Younger folks and hip oldsters do not want to buy a touring bike, but they will buy a bikepacking bike
08-27-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,018
Posted By MarcusT

I find myself more willing to stop for pics when...

I find myself more willing to stop for pics when I am on the uphill, rather than down :thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
08-23-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By MarcusT

That's how I felt. The first time I rode my fat...

That's how I felt. The first time I rode my fat bike, I had a big grin on my face. :D
08-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By MarcusT

I hear strange noises at night. Maybe I should...

I hear strange noises at night. Maybe I should not leave food out after midnight....
Forum: Fatbikes
08-13-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By MarcusT

You should see what clearance you have with the...

You should see what clearance you have with the present tires, especially at the chain stays.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,071
Posted By MarcusT

I've tried to read every comment, so correct me...

I've tried to read every comment, so correct me if I'm wrong, but why is everyone talking about Google Maps? In Europe it is not much help at all. It does not show most bicycle routes or bike...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,071
Posted By MarcusT

I only use my phone for navigation about 20% of...

I only use my phone for navigation about 20% of my ride. When I am in cities or a number of turns coming up on my route. For example, if I know to stay on a certain road for 20 km, then no need to...
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By MarcusT

The bike looks like it was abandoned, I believe...

The bike looks like it was abandoned, I believe they're using squatter's rights :p
06-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
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: 1,151
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: 1,151
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: 1,151
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: 1,151
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: 1,151
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...
06-10-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,666
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
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: 4,583
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...
05-24-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,084
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:
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,032
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
05-22-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,032
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...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
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...
05-21-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By MarcusT

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

In the words of Indiana Jones:
"I hate snakes"
05-20-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
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: 5,032
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,...
05-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,185
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: 5,882
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...
05-09-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By MarcusT

I sent an email to the vendor. I'm just trying...

I sent an email to the vendor.
I'm just trying to guess where that box was for almost 2 1/2 yrs
Maybe it was like the scene from 'The Postman'. The delivery truck went off the road and was never...
05-08-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By MarcusT

Very strange delivery

Back in January, 2018, I begin building my bike up from frame. I ordered a set of wheels online along with most other components. Everything arrived in a timely manner except for the wheels. Using...
05-06-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By MarcusT

I do not know of third party chargers, but Bosch...

I do not know of third party chargers, but Bosch offers a 4 A and a 6 A charger that claims a full charge in 2 hrs. The price is not terribly expensive, but still a hit to the wallet
05-05-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,132
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure what the alcohol does. Barely...

Not sure what the alcohol does. Barely remembering my high school chemistry days: Like dissolves like
Meaning if you have a petroleum based lube on your chain, then you need a petroleum based...
05-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,382
Posted By MarcusT

Also remember that drop bars are positioned out...

Also remember that drop bars are positioned out further than flat bars. Perhaps that extra length and having your nose over the stem is making it uncomfortable
I road raced for pretty much most of...
05-04-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By MarcusT

Congratulations, but that is quite the...

Congratulations, but that is quite the performance bike to keep your heart rate below 89. Not sure if you've tried a pedal assist, but it is very easy to get the heart pumping, especially when you're...
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