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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-09-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
Mavic wheels are a whole different animal because...

Mavic wheels are a whole different animal because their wheelsets are all very proprietary and generally do hold up quite well. If we are talking off the shelf rims and spokes and building up a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-09-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
i can agree with that. but we all know that...

i can agree with that. but we all know that generally a 24 spoke rim isn't going to be a good idea for us big guys. not to say it can't work but generally, the average 24 spoke wheel is not catered...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-09-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
Thanks for the link, that is a great explanation...

Thanks for the link, that is a great explanation of it, though I think it more or less is in line with what I said in my first post and I think you have misinterpreted it slightly. With only 24...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,548
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
thats a nice looking bike. My first bike was a...

thats a nice looking bike. My first bike was a giant rapid which is just a regular old flat bar road bike but yeah, that feeling of how fast it was is what motivated to ride more and more and more. ...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-08-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
i'll tell you the problem you will have with a 24...

i'll tell you the problem you will have with a 24 spoke rear wheel. ITs not so much whether it's strong enough, we are talking about a road bike, as long as you arnent jumping curbs and such you...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-23-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
you seriously need to learn how to ride a bike...

you seriously need to learn how to ride a bike man. Quite frankly, yes, if a car was about to hit me, I would think to move my weight back as I jammed on my brakes. the notion of intentionally...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-23-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
honestly, in my parts 27.5 has taken over just...

honestly, in my parts 27.5 has taken over just about everything it seems. 26 for XC bikes is definately a completely dead platform but with that said how many years did people ride nothing but...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-23-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,305
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
i bought this bike probably about 4 years ago to...

i bought this bike probably about 4 years ago to replace the nashbar aluminum touring frame bike I built that got stolen. It was a disappointment. Just never liked the ride, the brakes were a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-12-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
told the fiance that we would sell it to cover...

told the fiance that we would sell it to cover the cost of her frame but you know I'm going to try to build it up for me to ride since its my size :-)
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-11-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
Just bought this off chainlove as well but the...

Just bought this off chainlove as well but the price had jumped up to $999. Stripping the parts to put on a Santa Cruz Juli for my fiancÚ. Told her we should get this when it was coming up for 875...
Forum: Touring 12-02-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
. I bought from Tree Fort Bikes last year . they...

. I bought from Tree Fort Bikes last year . they had a set of Handspun Velocity Dyad 32spoke wheels with a black Alfine dynamo front and an xt hub rear. The rims were also reflective finish. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-11-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
the type of rim on the wheel is irrellevant. you...

the type of rim on the wheel is irrellevant. you are torquing the rotor to the hub. so in other words, telling us you are putting them on dyad wheels doesn't really matter. on the other hand, if...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-11-13, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
it wouldn't be overkill it would be UNDERkill. ...

it wouldn't be overkill it would be UNDERkill. From a structural integrity standpoint, no reason to not use bladed spokes for a 32 spoke wheel. from a weight standpoint, they are probably heavier...
Forum: Touring 10-11-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
I've used dual compound in the past with fine...

I've used dual compound in the past with fine results. IT was my thought that the salmon is a softer compound so it's grippier and wears faster but does give better braking. I consider brake pads a...
Forum: Touring 10-11-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
well I've ridden both and I've ridden both a LOT....

well I've ridden both and I've ridden both a LOT. They are both great tires....for the right purposes. i love gatorskins on my racing bike for "training" purposes. on my touring bike i ride the...
Forum: Touring 10-11-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,898
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
i had an a 719 on the rear of one of my bikes and...

i had an a 719 on the rear of one of my bikes and had no issues....other than the bike getting stolen. those descriptions of the differences were excellent because there really is a wide range in...
Forum: Touring 10-11-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,765
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
I'm late to this party and I see that the op long...

I'm late to this party and I see that the op long ago bought his LHT and not a DT, nevertheless, for posterity and anyone who may search a thread like this here are my thoughts.

I own a disc...
Forum: Touring 10-10-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,473
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
That is a nice looking crank BUT for touring I...

That is a nice looking crank BUT for touring I prefer a triple for one main reason. The bigger the cogs are in the back, the more issues with shifting. A well setup system it's usually not much of...
Forum: Touring 10-10-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,473
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
same here and I'm running an 8 speed 11-28 in the...

same here and I'm running an 8 speed 11-28 in the rear. I went from NYC to Joplin Mo like that and I'm 250lbs plus I had 50lbs of gear on my bike. Could i have used a 32 in the rear? possibly but...
Forum: Touring 10-06-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
yep, the shifters are in fact made by microshift....

yep, the shifters are in fact made by microshift. I can't find my other pics for some reason. those pics above are from very early in the build when I was just trying to get it rollin

here is a...
Forum: Touring 10-06-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
Its just such a great frame for the $$$. nothing...

Its just such a great frame for the $$$. nothing wrong with my trucker but honestly, the trucker is $450 and the nashbar touring frame when they have their 20% off sale (which is seemingly once a...
Forum: Touring 10-05-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
agreed, huge BD fan here. got my road racing...

agreed, huge BD fan here. got my road racing bike from them. but even if someone is anti bikes direct, I'm pretty sure a stock LHT is also $1300. I would be looking to buy used and spend about 800...
Forum: Touring 10-05-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
you can easily add links to a chain, you don't...

you can easily add links to a chain, you don't need to buy an entire new chain and where do you buy chains that they cost $40??
Forum: Touring 10-05-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
that frame was one of my fav bikes til it got...

that frame was one of my fav bikes til it got stolen. i built it up with their carbon cx fork and ran disk brake up front vbrake in the rear. I had their little mini rack up front with a rear rack...
Forum: Touring 10-05-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,528
Posted By DiscTruckerMF
. Agreed. 23mm race tires are $60+ these daysbso...

. Agreed. 23mm race tires are $60+ these daysbso $50 for this tire is a bargain to me.
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