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by MarcusT
18 Feb 2019, 5:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2268

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

Using the $7,000 bike to shave 60 seconds from a 1 hour ride, is like that guy in a car who passes like a jerk because he really needs to get where he is going. Then after micturating everyone off, he gets to his destination maybe 30 seconds earlier. I don’t see it like that at all. There is a plea...
by MarcusT
13 Feb 2019, 5:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2268

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

Using the $7,000 bike to shave 60 seconds from a 1 hour ride, is like that guy in a car who passes like a jerk because he really needs to get where he is going. Then after micturating everyone off, he gets to his destination maybe 30 seconds earlier.
by MarcusT
12 Feb 2019, 5:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2268

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

I've seen quite a few of their videos and few are factual or informative, but most are just to get views. They'll take the latest trend and try to make an interesting clip for it. One video they took an MTB and gravel bike on single track. Of course the gravel rider could not say that a gravel bike ...
by MarcusT
1 Feb 2019, 5:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2418

Re: New chain - degrease or not?

I use wax, so I degrease. It's amazing how fast the chain starts to rust after degreasing.
by MarcusT
26 Jan 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure guage
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Pressure guage

I would NOT recommend the Schwalbe digital. Less than a year and is now off by 5 psi :x I must take back this 'non-recomendation' :oops: I decided to take a better look at the Schwalbe gauge and discovered that some tire sealant had gotten into the valve. I must have checked the pressure while the ...
by MarcusT
25 Jan 2019, 5:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure guage
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Pressure guage

@ Brucey I appreciate the explanation. The only thing I know is; last season the gauge was accurate, at least for my purposes. Now, it does not read the same. Maybe I dropped it, maybe I forced it too hard, but I usually take care of my tools. It did not cost very much, so I am not too worried, but ...
by MarcusT
24 Jan 2019, 5:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure guage
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Pressure guage

I would NOT recommend the Schwalbe digital. Less than a year and is now off by 5 psi :x by comparison with what? cheers By comparison with the gauge I use for my auto. I bought the gauge for my fat bike as pressures go as low as 4 psi. I noticed when the gauge was showing 8 psi, the tire should be ...
by MarcusT
23 Jan 2019, 5:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure guage
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Pressure guage

I would NOT recommend the Schwalbe digital. Less than a year and is now off by 5 psi :x
by MarcusT
19 Jan 2019, 3:21am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Going tubeless

Another problem with tubeless; if you go flat you will need an air compressor to re-inflate.
by MarcusT
18 Jan 2019, 5:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Tyre repairs

That seems like a good idea. I would use a rubber cement as it remains flexible. I would also add some shredded tire rubber to the glue to give some extra puncture resistance.
by MarcusT
18 Jan 2019, 5:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Leather saddles and saddle cream
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Leather saddles and saddle cream

I spent the money for Proofhide and after 4 yrs , there is still a lot left. I consider that money well spent.
The problem with the other treatments, is without experimenting, one does not know if it will soften the leather too much.
by MarcusT
15 Jan 2019, 5:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3085

Re: Touring saddle

Thanks for that. I've never had a leather saddle before. Just called Spa and they said takes about 500 miles to break in a spa one, bit less for a Brooks. I normally wear padded shorts (2 pairs lol) and have had some prostate issues in the past so it's quite an important choice for me. Will have a ...
by MarcusT
15 Jan 2019, 5:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 36H road rims - long term prospects?
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: 36H road rims - long term prospects?

They are still making Shimano XT hubs in 36 h, so there still must be a future
by MarcusT
11 Jan 2019, 5:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rim protrusion
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: rim protrusion

I used a rim tape that was rated for 85 psi, then filled the tyre to 100 psi. Even though the tape was not punctured, it still caused a flat. :?
by MarcusT
10 Jan 2019, 5:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budget Hybrid for Eurovelo Tour
Replies: 65
Views: 2004

Re: Budget Hybrid for Eurovelo Tour

In the end I bought an almost new Pinnacle Lithium 3 for £250, which I plan to add to in the future. Thanks for all your help guys :) That's a nice looking bike. Hope the trip goes well. If you're not using a LBS, be sure to do as much research as possible that the fit is optimized. Saddle height, ...