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Forum: Touring 06-11-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By handsthatcatch
How To Plan A Tour

I have a notion to visit a bunch of friends across America via bicycle, starting the end of August. I would like to ride from Portland to SLC, on to Denver, Albuquerque, and finally Austin Tx. My...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-05-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By handsthatcatch
I have a straggler and have had zero issues. I...

I have a straggler and have had zero issues. I run geared and it's never been a problem. I don't think 99% of the people complaining on the internet about these have ever owned one. It's the same as...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By handsthatcatch
Pics? Weight/size? I'm interested in picking...

Pics? Weight/size? I'm interested in picking one up cause they come in ridiculous sizes and I'm a freak.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-21-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,284
Posted By handsthatcatch
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1699/26541835776_e3...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1699/26541835776_e3a33fa93c_k.jpg

Maybe not the hottest of the crew, but it gets the job done.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By handsthatcatch
Anyone have a Fitwell

I can't find any info or reviews on these bikes. I'm really considering one, it seems to check all the boxes. Tapered full carbon fork, clearance for 30c, good group, lots of sizes, nice price....
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-27-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By handsthatcatch
I was just about to post a new thread, but I'll...

I was just about to post a new thread, but I'll just put it here. I just fell pretty damn hard riding 41c Knards, but not in the dirt. I climbed to the top of Mt. Tabor and just as I was about to...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-27-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By handsthatcatch
+1 on Compass. I have the Barlow Pass and I have...

+1 on Compass. I have the Barlow Pass and I have yet to ride a more supple, fast, comfortable tire. No tread protection, but I have not yet flatted (fingers crossed) and that includes a fair amount...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-18-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By handsthatcatch
I've had a few bikes with cantis and two with...

I've had a few bikes with cantis and two with disc. The discs are way easier to adjust correctly, stop dead in PNW rain, and allow for full frame clearance of fenders. The only thing I dislike is the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-27-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By handsthatcatch
I've definitely experienced a really harsh ride...

I've definitely experienced a really harsh ride on high volume, supple tires. Frame intent/design plays a huge part. Once the frame is on point, then tire choice will make a huge impact (or not,...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-17-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 2,135,867
Posted By handsthatcatch
Just picked this up for a song. I've been...

Just picked this up for a song. I've been oogling over this bike since the first release photos. A local bike shop happened to have one in stock....for two years. I guess it's sometimes fortunate...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-06-16, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By handsthatcatch
Thanks everyone. I went and test rode the 64cm,...

Thanks everyone. I went and test rode the 64cm, and it just fits beautifully. Also so smooth compared to my Kona Jake, it was hard to get back on. I really wanted to love the Jake, but between the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-04-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By handsthatcatch
There are so many variables in this question, I...

There are so many variables in this question, I think the first think you need to do is post a photo of the wrecked bike. Inspect for frame damage, which could be even just a tiny fracture in the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-01-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,805
Posted By handsthatcatch
How much off road traction do you need? My 38c...

How much off road traction do you need? My 38c Paselas have taken me through spots I never thought a (mostly) slick could. Let out a little air and they eat up gravel and dirt, and not too shabby on...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-25-16, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By handsthatcatch
Straggler for gravel racing

Anyone use their Straggler for gravel racing? I've heard that it's quite heavy and there are better tools, but I love the way it looks, that it is a jack of all trades, and that it comes in my size...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-26-14, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,544
Posted By handsthatcatch
For what you plan to do with it, absolutely. It...

For what you plan to do with it, absolutely. It is not an ideal cx race bike, but for what you plan to do with it, it will function much better than a hybrid. You may find the sora brifters...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-25-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By handsthatcatch
Some things to think about in regards to...

Some things to think about in regards to different saddles- Your sit-bones must be supported by the entire saddle. The racier the saddle(generally), the less width it will have in the rear. I would...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-24-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By handsthatcatch
To me, it looks like your sit bones have created...

To me, it looks like your sit bones have created the dreaded 'ridge' that many Brooks fall symptom to when worn in. As I understand, instead of deforming and supporting your entire....arse....the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-18-14, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By handsthatcatch
I'd be really interested in your height/inseam...

I'd be really interested in your height/inseam measurements, and for gods sake post photos when it comes! I was in the same boat as you (although not only looking for SS) and considered the Fantom...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-11-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By handsthatcatch
I just measured my steerer, its ~285mm. I was...

I just measured my steerer, its ~285mm. I was thinking it was 300+. Not having a tapered head tube limits my choices somewhat, but the Whisky carbon disc fork looks pretty neat. I don't mind alloy...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-09-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By handsthatcatch
I'm not sure about previous years, but the JTS...

I'm not sure about previous years, but the JTS 2014 frame has a tapered head tube, internal brake cable routing, and a few more spiffy curves and bends than the base model Jake does not. The JtS...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-08-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By handsthatcatch
Maybe I'll run into him here in PDX, hah! ...

Maybe I'll run into him here in PDX, hah! Similar looks, except he is built like a spider-monkey with a couple feet of drop compared to a couple inches, and a seatpost as long as most people's seat...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-08-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By handsthatcatch
I went with the Jake ...

I went with the Jake
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/12396420944_fe32ba5d37_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63378506@N02/12396420944/)
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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-01-14, 02:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By handsthatcatch
Budget is really ~1500, straggler is above and...

Budget is really ~1500, straggler is above and Jake is below. The problem is, I am 6'7" and not many companies make big boy bikes. The straggler is really the biggest (re:longest) frame out there...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-31-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By handsthatcatch
Jake vs Straggler

Alright, I finally have the $$$ to buy a new bike. I've test ridden the surly straggler and the kona jake, and I'm in love with both. What to do??? I definitely want
To race cross next season(will...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-10-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 446,854
Posted By handsthatcatch
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/11881883225_ba0...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/11881883225_ba02c978fb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63378506@N02/11881883225/)
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