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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-22-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 206,109
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I actually used the Praxis Works press fit bottom...

I actually used the Praxis Works press fit bottom bracket conversion. I have one on my GT Grade with no issues.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I just received a set of these for my gravel...

I just received a set of these for my gravel bike. They are good people to deal with, and great bang for the buck.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Second bike build in the books!

I finely finished my second bike build today. My first was a hard tail mountain bike, and now my gravel/ adventure/ whatever bike is complete. I'll have to say that I'm finding that building a bike...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-21-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 206,109
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I just finished with the final adjustment...

I just finished with the final adjustment tonight. Just enough light left in the day to take a quick picture, and then get a short ride.
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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-26-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I actually have a set of those, and find them to...

I actually have a set of those, and find them to be a bit on the harsh side unless you lower the pressure down to the lower limit of Schwalbe's recommended pressure. i actually like the Challenge...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-25-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,093
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I became a front strobe light user after a car...

I became a front strobe light user after a car blew through yield sign, thereby forcing me to swerve into the oncoming lane to avoid hitting her. Until that point, I only used a rear blinkie. My...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-09-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,501
Posted By Hill-Pumper
My first road bike was a department store brand...

My first road bike was a department store brand called Tease. It was a hand me down from my dad who bought it from a Western Auto store ,if I remember correctly, in the early '70's. That beast was...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-19-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,261
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I know that most of the bikes referenced here are...

I know that most of the bikes referenced here are CV road bikes, and a few modern steel counterparts. That said, steel is enjoying a resurgence in the mountain bike world for hardtails. The bike I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-12-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hill-Pumper
This is not going to turn into a thread of one...

This is not going to turn into a thread of one upmanship is it?:lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-12-15, 01:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hill-Pumper
One mans pleasure, is another mans pain. El Nino...

One mans pleasure, is another mans pain. El Nino has caused 13 counties here in Oregon to be declared as disaster areas due to flooding.:notamused: We needed the rain because of the drought this...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-12-15, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I made the switch to the adventure road bike a...

I made the switch to the adventure road bike a few months ago. In my case it was the right move. My titanium road bike now only gets miles whiles strapped into the indoor trainer since getting the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-06-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,188
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I entered the digital world late, I had all film...

I entered the digital world late, I had all film until about 2005. Fortunately, Sony bought out Minolta and I was able to use all my collected lenses from my SLR days. I've grown to like digital now...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-16-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,188
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Thanks Bill!

Thanks Bill!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-15-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,188
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Just playing around with the camera after taking...

Just playing around with the camera after taking my gravel bike on actual gravel of all things.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f292/Hill-Pumper/005_1.jpg...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-15-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,777
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Here in the Willamette valley of Oregon, we don't...

Here in the Willamette valley of Oregon, we don't usually get super cold weather most of the time. The 30's is about the worst we see with a few exceptions. What we do get is rain, so good rain gear...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-15-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I use to run the Exposure Diablo until the sealed...

I use to run the Exposure Diablo until the sealed battery went bad. I contacted Exposure to find out the replacement cost was close to $100, plus shipping to and from the UK. I ended up replacing it...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-02-15, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,361
Posted By Hill-Pumper
For those running these, what tube are you...

For those running these, what tube are you running? I am considering using the matching Challenge latex tubes with a little sealant, but it is new territory for me with the latex tubes.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-22-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,188
Posted By Hill-Pumper
A few pictures from my ride this weekend to Fort...

A few pictures from my ride this weekend to Fort Hoskins Historical Park located in the foothills of the Oregon coast range. It is a beautiful location, but definitely a thought provoking place.
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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-12-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 206,109
Posted By Hill-Pumper
I should have bought a gravel bike sooner,...

I should have bought a gravel bike sooner, because I'm having so much fun with my GT Grade Carbon 105. The tires that come with it work okay in packed dirt or smaller gravel, but I plan to put on...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-05-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,180
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Interesting, I have a Ti road bike which I have...

Interesting, I have a Ti road bike which I have several thousand miles on, and it is sitting now that I have my carbon bike. When I first got the Ti bike, I thought that is was going to be my forever...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-03-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,180
Posted By Hill-Pumper
GT says 35c, but depending on frame size, more....

GT says 35c, but depending on frame size, more. There is more then just tire size to comfort though, factors such geometry, frame material, and such all help. I have a Grade Carbon 105, and it is one...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-01-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Depends on what type of riding that I am doing....

Depends on what type of riding that I am doing. When I am riding the road or now gravel, I ride solo for the most part. My work schedule makes it hard to ride with most group efforts. I'm all right...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-30-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,240
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Strangely I find myself in this quandary again. A...

Strangely I find myself in this quandary again. A little over two weeks ago I sold one of my bikes since I replaced it with another bike. What I did not expect is that it would be so good, that I'm...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-27-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,916
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Dorel has both Cannondale and GT, with C'dale...

Dorel has both Cannondale and GT, with C'dale having the bigger road following, it seem logical for them to keep the road bikes in that line. GT has always been a mountain bike company, with forays...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-22-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 989
Posted By Hill-Pumper
Guilty as charged. Sadly, I am finding it harder...

Guilty as charged. Sadly, I am finding it harder to keep improving my times as I get older. Also, there are a lot of race team guys that use the area around here for training, so any KOM's usually...
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