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by MarcusT
12 Dec 2019, 5:54am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Ridewill bike of Italy
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Ridewill bike of Italy

I contacted the site with a few technical questions and they were not very helpful. I believe they are merely importers and not much else
by MarcusT
12 Dec 2019, 5:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perfect cable lube.
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: The perfect cable lube.

Simple silicone. Does not gum up and does not deteriorate plastic. In case people are doubtful that WD40 deteriorates plastics there is a video (for motorcycles) where he tests WD40 on an inflated balloon and times it before popping. Lasted about 20 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrEpAUi_Q...
by MarcusT
6 Dec 2019, 5:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far
Replies: 39
Views: 1641

Re: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far

One side effect of his use of tubeless tyres was that he was suddenly reluctant to fit tyres that were best suited to the conditions when we went riding in different places/conditions. A five minute job turned into a rather messier longer job or a need for spare wheels. Swings and roundabouts, eh.....
by MarcusT
5 Dec 2019, 4:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far
Replies: 39
Views: 1641

Re: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far

I converted my hard core mtb. I was getting flats on every outing with tubes, even with a sealant. Tubeless changed my world, not a single flat since then. I carry an extra tube just in case
by MarcusT
5 Dec 2019, 4:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Large Bright Jacket
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Large Bright Jacket

In case you cannot find a fit, I would suggest to go with work jackets. The type construction and road workers wear. They come in very large sizes
by MarcusT
4 Dec 2019, 5:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bormio Italy
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Bormio Italy

Bormio is a pretty small town, so services may be limited.
Try the info on their tourist website
https://www.bormio.it/english/taxi/
by MarcusT
2 Dec 2019, 5:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 24
Views: 940

Re: Wading depth and waterproof footwear

People have become much too paranoid about getting their BB wet. I ride regularly through water and do only regular maintenance on my bike and have not had any issues. A good quality grease should hold it's own. As far as footwear. I have water shoes (like running shoes with holes for drainage). Tho...
by MarcusT
29 Nov 2019, 5:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 50
Views: 1418

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

Same problem. Under the down tube, I can only get a 500ml bottle down there.
by MarcusT
25 Nov 2019, 5:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Croatia
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Touring in Croatia

I attempted to plan a similar trip, but when I saw the situation with ferries as mentioned by Raybo, I was discouraged. I followed the coast for Rijeka, the entire Istrian peninsula and Trieste. I'm sure, missing great places by avoiding the islands, but between tourists and water transport, I chose...
by MarcusT
14 Nov 2019, 5:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1517

Re: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?

I don't see "the most expensive" as a signifier of suitability for anything. I guess it depends if it's something you like or not. What goes on the the expensive bikes today, comes out on the mid-range tomorrow. Why are the most expensive bikes still made of steel, with drop bars and brif...
by MarcusT
13 Nov 2019, 5:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1517

Re: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?

I have watched a number of videos with world tourers and their belt drive system, and they were all much more than satisfied after thousands and thousands of kms. I also see that the most expensive touring bikes (like Koga, Co Motion and such) offer the belt drives. So I ask: Is the belt drive bette...
by MarcusT
11 Nov 2019, 5:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1517

Re: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?

Today, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages because I would need to purchase a new bike to have belt drive. Purchase price pretty much double from a chain drive.
I would like to get one, but... :shock:
by MarcusT
31 Oct 2019, 5:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Price of Handlebar Tape
Replies: 43
Views: 1591

Re: Price of Handlebar Tape

I've used Decathlon. Good price for good tape
by MarcusT
29 Oct 2019, 5:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small Toolkit for Touring
Replies: 36
Views: 1668

Re: Small Toolkit for Touring

Hi all, Just thinking about what I should carry for a small 2 week ride I'm planning next year. I've got a small saddlebag that I'm planning to use as a small tool/maintenance kit and am wondering what I should put in it. Eslewhere on the bike, I will have: ⋅ 3 spare innertubes ⋅&nbs...
by MarcusT
4 Oct 2019, 5:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About the holiday offers in Cycle magazine.
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: About the holiday offers in Cycle magazine.

Just make sure it's not with Thomas Cook