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Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By MarcusT

I brought an action cam on one tour. Between...

I brought an action cam on one tour. Between turning off and on, switching out batteries constantly, by mid-trip it was in my bag.
I keep my compact camera on my belt and pull it out when needed.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By MarcusT

If you're looking for only Surly parts, that may...

If you're looking for only Surly parts, that may be true, but there are still many other choices out there that should fit your bike.
06-18-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By MarcusT

The recipe I use is approx half wax, half...

The recipe I use is approx half wax, half paraffin oil, heat until melted add a 1/4 of bio chainsaw oil , let cool. When ready to use, it is a firm paste, I spread it on the chain, then take a heat...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By MarcusT

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips,...

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips, so I cannot vouch for the battery, but it is plenty bright
...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By MarcusT

https://www.amazon.com/Schwalbe-6010-Airmax-Pressu...

https://www.amazon.com/Schwalbe-6010-Airmax-Pressure-Gauge/dp/B0025TYV7M/ref=sr_1_1?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1560485083&refinements=p_89%3ASCHWALBE&rnid=2528832011&s=automotive&sr=1-1

This one does the...
06-13-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By MarcusT

Before you installed the new pads, did you push...

Before you installed the new pads, did you push the pistons back? This helps self adjust with the new thickness
Forum: Europe
06-13-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By MarcusT

Have You checked European sources? Like: Bike...

Have You checked European sources?
Like:
Bike 24
Bike-discount
Chain Reaction cycles
Bike-components
Wiggle
06-12-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By MarcusT

Good suggestion. There is even a biodegradabile...

Good suggestion. There is even a biodegradabile chainsaw oil
06-11-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By MarcusT

The bike is new, so I am going to stick with...

The bike is new, so I am going to stick with original spec. The price for resin pads is cheap enough where I don't mind changing them out every couple months.
I was hoping to hear about after market...
06-11-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By MarcusT

I use silicone spray to clean. For a chain it...

I use silicone spray to clean. For a chain it does not last long and for wet, not at all.
I am also fed up with over priced chain lubes that either collect grime like a magnet or don't last a...
06-11-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By MarcusT

I am 230lbs, road conditions are normal off road,...

I am 230lbs, road conditions are normal off road, not much mud. Just a lot of downhill.

Discs say "Resin Only", so, what will happen if I use sintered?
06-11-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By MarcusT

I don't have the MTB version, but the have the...

I don't have the MTB version, but the have the Plus and Plus Tour and they are durable and long lasting. No flats and the Plus, after 2k km still look fairly new
06-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By MarcusT

Sorry, forgot to mention, Resin pads

Sorry, forgot to mention, Resin pads
06-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By MarcusT

Disc brake pad durability

Just a simple question:
How far do your disc brake pads last?

I am pretty much an uphill/ downhill rider and my pads are getting pretty thin at 200 km.

Who are the longer lasting brake pad...
06-04-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the input. I got it

Thanks for the input. I got it
06-03-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By MarcusT

So a Shimano Hollowtech BB tool would work?

So a Shimano Hollowtech BB tool would work?
06-03-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By MarcusT

Center lock brake discs

With my new MTB came Shimano center lock disc brakes. The tools to remove/mount them are confusing.
The tools I have seen resemble cassette removal tools, but the ring on my disc resembles a...
06-03-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,297
Posted By MarcusT

Seems like a typical "get everyone paranoid"...

Seems like a typical "get everyone paranoid" story published on the net.
Yes, there are toxic lubes, but if everyone who came into contact with them got cancer, then any body and everybody would be...
05-28-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By MarcusT

No reason why you cannot do it. The battery...

No reason why you cannot do it. The battery situation may be your only obstacle. Either have an extra battery or power source for the return trip, or just plan your trip where first leg is uphill and...
05-28-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

All is well. The pressure holds, but the next...

All is well. The pressure holds, but the next day, I need to top it off, which I hear is expected. But much, much improvement and am no longer thinking about buying new tires.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By MarcusT

Great looking bike

Great looking bike
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By MarcusT

When you use 'popular', do you mean you see them...

When you use 'popular', do you mean you see them less frequently on bikes or they are no longer being sold at bike shops?
05-23-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By MarcusT

It is not that big. I think they just make it...

It is not that big. I think they just make it look like that in the ads. Mine is about the diameter of a coffee mug, about 1 1/2" high.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,978
Posted By MarcusT

The forecast is good for this weekend. I am so...

The forecast is good for this weekend. I am so excited,:roflmao: I have planned much too much. Let's hope I am able to accomplish half.

:giver:
Forum: Fatbikes
05-22-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By MarcusT

For 2000, there is a lot to choose from. There is...

For 2000, there is a lot to choose from. There is too much to type so, I'll attach a few links and that should give you an idea.

Remember that racks must be fat bike specific because the hubs are...
05-22-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By MarcusT

I have this:...

I have this:...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-20-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By MarcusT

The old tires are the cheapest you can find: CST...

The old tires are the cheapest you can find: CST BFT. It was a new puncture every time. I ride pressure from 8 to 15psi. Some tires were just not meant to resist thorns
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,978
Posted By MarcusT

In case anyone is wondering; it is still raining....

In case anyone is wondering; it is still raining. Record rain fall for the month of May.
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By MarcusT

The weights seem normal for a touring bike. If...

The weights seem normal for a touring bike. If you're carrying a full load, the 4 lbs won't make much of a difference. I rode with front susp. on my converted touring bike and was a little concerned...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By MarcusT

Nice. I enjoy his videos

Nice. I enjoy his videos
05-19-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

Of course I had to think for a minute, but yes, I...

Of course I had to think for a minute, but yes, I absolutely shook the sealant before putting in. According to a few sources, Schwalbe sealant is made by Stan's and is very similar in...
05-19-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

So, I made the change and as expected, running...

So, I made the change and as expected, running into problems. Rear tire is all good, but the front is not sealing.
There are pin holes (3) along the seam of the sidewall. I would like to say defect,...
05-17-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,117
Posted By MarcusT

I'm waiting for my multi tool to break so I can...

I'm waiting for my multi tool to break so I can get the Crank Bros F15
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/355x353/f15_3c76fb2a9a2dc319b09b0cc32451a40f53418322.jpg
05-14-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

But isn't near impossible to inflate a remounted...

But isn't near impossible to inflate a remounted (meaning the bead came out) tubeless tire with a mini pump?
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By MarcusT

Check out ...

Check out

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/fat-bike-reviews

I don't believe it's 100%, but it's a good place to start
05-13-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

True, but I know how to patch or change a tube. I...

True, but I know how to patch or change a tube. I am always a little weary when I try something for the first time.
Ordered the sealant and valves today, hopefully for the weekend I'll be set.
...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By MarcusT

No extended trips yet, but from the long tours...

No extended trips yet, but from the long tours I've seen, they either have very flexible jobs or they just quit and worry about it afterwards. I try to organize my trips around holiday weeks, that...
05-12-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,123
Posted By MarcusT

I'm riding up mountains that I gave up on, years...

I'm riding up mountains that I gave up on, years ago on a normal MTB
05-12-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks for the replies. I have never done...

Thanks for the replies. I have never done tubeless, so I am a little concerned about bad/difficult install, or a blowout on the trail.

I'll build up the courage sooner or later.
05-08-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MarcusT

Puncture resistant tires

I just picked up my first serious MTB and am being plagued with thorn punctures.
The bike came with Nobby Nic performance line.
I am looking for a tire that will resist thorn punctures. Of course...
Forum: Touring
05-07-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,459
Posted By MarcusT

A wider tire would definitely feel slower due to...

A wider tire would definitely feel slower due to increased weight and lower tire pressure, but if you are on the touring forum, it means you are touring, meaning you have a load to carry. I use 38,...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By MarcusT

Especially those expensive Schwalbes ;) I...

Especially those expensive Schwalbes ;)
I always carry an extra tire (along with 2 inner tubes), not so much for the fact that I may not find a replacement tire, but more, if that tire goes, it will...
05-05-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks Doc. Thinking of asking a friend who has...

Thanks Doc.
Thinking of asking a friend who has one of these starters to let me experiment a bit to get an idea. It's not a big expense (80 euro), and a charging time of only 2 hours would be worth...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-05-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By MarcusT

Another consideration is your tires and air...

Another consideration is your tires and air pressure. I know when I switched to another set of tires, it seemed like the bike rode twice as fast.
05-04-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By MarcusT

Using 12 volt inverter to charge battery

Hello. Just picked up a Cube Stereo Hybrid with a Bosch CX/500.
I love it! It opens up an old world of riding that I gave up on because of age and lack of exercise.

My question is; Since extra...
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,978
Posted By MarcusT

Of the 12 days, I was home, 3 days did not rain....

Of the 12 days, I was home, 3 days did not rain. Not a complete failure, I did some MTB, hiking and saw some family and friends, so not a complete waste.
Let's hope the next planned trip pans out....
05-01-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,897
Posted By MarcusT

And I did not fight it. A friend bought one, he...

And I did not fight it.
A friend bought one, he let me try it on some trails and I was hooked. Purchased an E MTB the following week.
Yesterday, I took it on a trail that I would have not even...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-01-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By MarcusT

Same time? So you either got in much better shape...

Same time? So you either got in much better shape from the last race or the fat bike did give you some advantage.
You don't sound enthused, though
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By MarcusT

It is surely different from day tripping. When...

It is surely different from day tripping. When you start a self supported, long distance trip, there is a rush and anticipation. The planning and packing is half the adventure. Making sure that you...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,978
Posted By MarcusT

Thanks, that is so productive. Is this your alt...

Thanks, that is so productive. Is this your alt ID when you decide to be rude?
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