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by MarcusT
6 Dec 2019, 5:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless tyres .... What I've learned so far
Replies: 30
Views: 1070

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: 30
Views: 1070

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: 584

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: 163

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: 889

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: 1260

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: 338

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: 1505

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: 1505

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: 1505

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: 1477

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: 1550

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: 676

Re: About the holiday offers in Cycle magazine.

Just make sure it's not with Thomas Cook
by MarcusT
27 Sep 2019, 5:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lubricating headset
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: lubricating headset

For very tight places I use a medical syringe.
by MarcusT
19 Sep 2019, 5:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre recommendations again
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Tyre recommendations again

LBS carry very little, but online there is still a plethora to be had. Schwalbe has a good range. I have Marathons, but they might be a little heavy for you