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Gear Talk / MTB tires
« on: August 17, 2008, 09:56:35 pm »
Hi Westernflyer,

WOW thanks for all the info.  Never thought I would have to carry an extra tire though I can see where it may be necessary.  I'm classified as a senior and don't plan on to many self contained tours at least in the beginning. I hope your upcoming trip will be enjoyable and I'm a little envious.  Thanks for all info I will definitely remember this when I finally get out there for a couple of days.

Mac


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Gear Talk / MTB tires
« on: August 17, 2008, 09:48:50 pm »
Hi Danno,

Thanks for the info, I checked into the Marathon and you are right they would have to order the tires.  The LBL said there wasn't much call for them in my area.  Not surprised there doesn't seem to be many bicyclist  in the area. There is a LBL near my work and will check to see if they have in stock.  Thanks for all the info I appreciate it.




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Gear Talk / MTB tires
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:58:31 pm »
Hi All,

Need some advise on some tires for my MTB.  I'm looking to ride my MTB in some weekend charity events and some two to five day tours and want to get more of a road tire .  I still want to get off of the beaten path once and awhile but will mainly stick to the pavement.

Thanks


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:17:08 am »
Hi whittierider,

thanks for the information, everyone else I have heard from has agreed with you so I have decided to at least try the clip less.  I want to thank you for taking the time to answer me and my silly questions.
Thanks Again
John



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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:11:57 am »
Hi Biker-James,

Thank you for all the information, I have started looking at tires that can be use for road and what I call light off road, mainly hard packed dirt roads or crushed stone bike paths.  I didn't realize there are so many options.
All of the answers I have received has told me to use clip less and I won't be disappointed.  I think I'll give them a try.

Thanks Again
John


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:04:03 am »
Hi Tgpelz,

Thanks for the info on Nashbar about their return policy.  Thats a great idea, my local bike store does not carry my size.  I'm with you, not so vain to walk along side my bike on tough hills I just want to get to the top. I think I have been convinced to use my MTB and even get some clip less pedals.  At least give them a try.

Thanks Again
John


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 17, 2008, 11:40:11 pm »
Hi JayH,

Thanks for the information, I received numerous responses and I think I will give the clip less a try.  Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions.

thanks Again
John


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 12, 2008, 11:24:39 pm »
Hi tgpelz,

Thanks, I have a size 12 AA foot am I going to have trouble finding something?  What do you think of the toe clips?

Thanks Again
John


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 12, 2008, 11:00:08 pm »
Hi JayH,

Thanks for the advise, I guess I won't get past this fear until I actually get some and try them.  What do you think of the toe clip?  Would these be a waste of money.

Thanks Again
John


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 12, 2008, 10:50:49 pm »
Hi Biker James,

Thanks for the words of encouragement and I'll take your advise on the bar ends and tires, do you recomend a certain brand?  Tgpelz has recomended a Schwalbe brand with slime filled inner tubes.  
Thanks again for all your help

John


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 11, 2008, 11:36:28 pm »
Hi tgpelz,

Wow!!! thanks for the help.  I have printed the list and have it hanging in the garage by my bikes.  And I agree with you on the quality of components, don't need the top end but do not want the low end.  I have a great bike shop about 2 1/2 miles from the house that seem to have a great staff and mechanics. (Assenmacher's Cycling Center)
Once again thanks for all of your help and the incredible list.

Thanks Again
John Mctaggart


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 11, 2008, 11:24:30 pm »
Hi JayH,

Thank you for your help.  I was glad to hear that you are still riding a older MTB I like the feel of my older bike.  You are absolutely right I am really not concerned with speed and like the low gearing for climbing.  At my age I just want to take things easy and enjoy the ride.  :)
I do have a fear of the clip less pedals, how do you get over the feeling of not being able to get your feet off the pedals when you really need to.

Thanks Again for your help
John McTaggart


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 11, 2008, 10:56:24 pm »
Hi Whittierider

Thank you for all your help and I agree.  Like you said there are some really nice road touring bikes.  My only concern with this style of bike is that it will not hold up off road.  I plan on doing some off road touring also, not the real aggressive kind but the old man type :0) and I thought the MTB would be better for a novice like me.

Thanks Again


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 11, 2008, 10:47:45 pm »
Hi Dave,

Thanks for all your help and you are right, I plan on only using this bike for a couple of years to see if I like the touring. The shock seat post is a great idea, thanks

Thanks Again
John McTaggart


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Gear Talk / MTB for touring
« on: June 09, 2008, 11:24:06 pm »
Hi all,

I'm 61 years old and a newbie to touring and bicycling in general.  I would like to do light touring such as two to seven day trips, I'm not a light weight and it has been suggested that I should consider a mountain bike frame.  I have acquired two older bikes and need to know which one would be worth the effort of turning into a bike I  can use for touring or maybe neither one being worth it. The bikes in question are an early 1990's Giant Iguana  and a middle 90's TREK 800 sport single trac series, both are in pretty good shape.  Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.  Thank You  


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