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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-20-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By palu
I've got a pair of Grip King's. They're ok. A...

I've got a pair of Grip King's. They're ok. A little too narrow for my taste, but good for casual rides around the neighborhood. For a proper flat pedal set up, I would go with something like VP...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-11-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By palu
I race cross on a SS, but haven't done a gravel...

I race cross on a SS, but haven't done a gravel race yet. What gearing are you guys using (and tire size)? For cross season, I'm typically at 42x19 (on 700x32). Kept the same gearing for dirt road...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-11-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,390
Posted By palu
Some hardcore MTBers still use OP wit 2.2" tires...

Some hardcore MTBers still use OP wit 2.2" tires (although that's a bit extreme). I did 40 miles of gravel and singletrack on 700x40 MSO's last weekend and had a blast. No issues
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-07-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,390
Posted By palu
I have them mounted to Open Pro's. So pretty...

I have them mounted to Open Pro's. So pretty much you can use any rim. However, I'd prefer something 23-25mm wide (HED, H+, etc)
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-06-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,390
Posted By palu
I have a Nature Boy and fit Rock n Roads just...

I have a Nature Boy and fit Rock n Roads just fine. Yes, not much room for mud, but never had any rubbing. Really fun tire. But too much for me on-road. I've since gone to Clement MSO (700x40). ...
Forum: Touring 10-27-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,631
Posted By palu
I love Compass tires and currently have a pair on...

I love Compass tires and currently have a pair on the road bike, but for touring? Stick to something with some protection. I am averaging 1 puncture for about 2-3 rides now. Not fun when some of...
Forum: Touring 02-15-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By palu
What model do you have? Some saddles have much...

What model do you have? Some saddles have much thicker/stiffer leather and take longer to break in.
Forum: Touring 02-12-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,729
Posted By palu
Fenders in wet country is a no-brainer for...

Fenders in wet country is a no-brainer for exactly the reasons mentioned. Getting wet isn't so bad, but the amount of road grit that gets on you, bags, drivetrain, etc is the worst.

I've got...
Forum: Touring 02-08-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By palu
Saddle firmer than WTB SST

Currently riding a WTB SST, that came stock on the bike. Like the shape, but wish it were a bit firmer. I was thinking of getting a Pure V race. Anyone know of a WTB saddle with the same basic...
Forum: Touring 02-04-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By palu
Hopefully you have contingent plans for those...

Hopefully you have contingent plans for those food stops. Nothing like getting there to find them closed! :)
Forum: Touring 02-04-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By palu
Cervelo with a Brooks saddle and touring bags. ...

Cervelo with a Brooks saddle and touring bags. NICE!! :)
Forum: Touring 02-04-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By palu
135mm is 135mm. All Surly's I've had (including...

135mm is 135mm. All Surly's I've had (including the Trucker in my garage right now), were true to indicated width. Cross Check had the "tweener" sizing. Not the Trucker.

And although you can...
Forum: Touring 02-03-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By palu
100% agreed here. I've even nixxed the tent and...

100% agreed here. I've even nixxed the tent and have gone with a light bivy and tarp. With the Revelate bags, you can get all you need and then some for an S24o.

- Tent or tarp/bivy
- Sleeping...
Forum: Touring 02-03-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By palu
I've got a Big Dummy and plan to do exactly that...

I've got a Big Dummy and plan to do exactly that with my 2 girls. Trying to get the mom excited is the biggest hurdle.

Here is a blog I follow that talks of camping with kids:

Category: Bike...
Forum: Touring 02-03-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By palu
Compass Tires ride exceptionally well, but have...

Compass Tires ride exceptionally well, but have zero protection. I wouldn't use as a commuter tire.

I'd personally go Pasela 700x37. Plenty tire for what you're wanting. Maybe Schwalbe if your...
Forum: Touring 02-02-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,918
Posted By palu
Those vintage bikes are beautiful. I've got an...

Those vintage bikes are beautiful. I've got an '83 Trek myself. Nice bikes.

That said, if I were to buy a touring bike today, I'd get a Long Haul Trucker, Novara, etc. Brand new components is...
Forum: Touring 01-27-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By palu
Thanks for the inputs, everyone. I've been...

Thanks for the inputs, everyone. I've been riding a 650bx42 tires, which has opened my eyes to bigger tires. The Cam or Ogre seem to be a great middle ground, but proper Fat tires also intrigued...
Forum: Touring 01-24-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By palu
Fat touring

I am contemplating building up a off-road touring bike and have come up with a list of a few:

- Camargue
- Ogre
- Krampus/ECR
- Pugsley/Mukluk

The fat tires intrigue me, as they would offer...
Forum: Touring 01-20-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,241
Posted By palu
Thanks for the reply, but confused at your...

Thanks for the reply, but confused at your suggestion for the XOXO. Pretty cool bike, but only 26x1.95" tire clearance. LHT is overly stiff/heavy and less clearance as well...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-20-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,066
Posted By palu
For your uses, not sure why you'd look at such...

For your uses, not sure why you'd look at such fat tires. I'd say the sweet spot is probably 1.75", maybe 2.0". Panaracer Pasela comes to mind.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-20-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,611
Posted By palu
That's weird the 28's didn't work with 23mm rims....

That's weird the 28's didn't work with 23mm rims. I know people who run 23's on 25mm rims! Seems like bead issue to me.

Too bad you have to stick with Schwalbe. I have no issues with Schwalbe...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-20-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,579
Posted By palu
Sorry if I missed it, but how far is your...

Sorry if I missed it, but how far is your commute?

For the type of terrain that you describe, any tire would work. I typically use Grand Bois Hetre's on my all-road bike. Been through plenty of...
Forum: Touring 01-18-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,241
Posted By palu
seat_boy - How has it been so far? Looks like...

seat_boy - How has it been so far? Looks like you had to move the rear axle back pretty far to get the 2.1" tire to fit. Pretty cool bike, though. I've been looking for a road-ish geo, rim brake,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By palu
Any modern production frames with "vintage" geometry?

Been fascinated with vintage era bikes and would like to build one up. Fat tires, single speed, slack angles, etc. Aside from going custom, any production builders making these? Pashley has some...
Forum: Touring 11-13-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By palu
Do you think there is much difference between the...

Do you think there is much difference between the wire/TravelStar compound and the Endurance on the folding beads? I can't seem to find the folding beads, except for international sites (I'm in the...
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