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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-14-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By mack_turtle
How are you liking that Traitor, by the way? that...

How are you liking that Traitor, by the way? that company seems to have appeared out of nowhere but I like their stuff.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-12-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By mack_turtle
it's very subjective and has a lot to do with...

it's very subjective and has a lot to do with rider weight, riding style, and the type of terrain you're on. if you're "average weight" you can start around 40 psi and go lower if you're lighter,...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-12-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By mack_turtle
I rode an On One Pompino for a while with a 39/17...

I rode an On One Pompino for a while with a 39/17 ratio with 700x32 slicks. the ratio was low enough to climb some long, steep hills but high enough to get some momentum on flat sections of road. I...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-11-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By mack_turtle
If I still worked at REI and needed a...

If I still worked at REI and needed a non-mountain bike, this would be high on my list. I could do without a triple crankset and I would have to be convinced that those dirt drop bars are a good...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-07-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
buying a whole new set of wheels and tires...

buying a whole new set of wheels and tires doesn't sound like something I feel like doing with my meager budget right now (10 years after a college degree, still barely $30K in an expensive city),...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-07-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
alternate issue- rider is 165 pounds 35mm...

alternate issue-

rider is 165 pounds
35mm tubeless tires
course has lots of washboards and a few sand pits
tire pressure? I think I had mine too high.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-06-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
Should have specified or used better words....

Should have specified or used better words. Controlling the bike is not the problem. Maintaining momentum when things get bouncy and sandy is what kills me.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-06-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
not sure if serious. I barely used my brakes...

not sure if serious.

I barely used my brakes at all during the race and my mechanical discs work fine. dirt drops would require that I had a ridiculously tall stem on top of the already huge...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-05-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
average schlub is probably a closer description...

average schlub is probably a closer description of my abilities than those beasts on CX bikes. that is why I am starting to think that a CX bike should not be my choice. I might be faster on my mtb.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-05-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
I think half of the people I saw on this past...

I think half of the people I saw on this past race were riding CX type bikes and everyone else was on a mtb. I think it was the washboard sections that killed me. 35mm tires at any pressure are just...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-04-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By mack_turtle
CX versus mtb for gravel races

I just rode the 100K Castell Grind (central Texas). it was brutal. I am starting to question my wisdom riding a CX bike on terrain like this instead of a HT mountain bike. the route has many, many...
Forum: BMX 03-23-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By mack_turtle
first, do you plan to restore this bike because...

first, do you plan to restore this bike because it's a cool old bike for nostalgia, or are you going to really ride it and learn some new tricks?

gyro- do you plan to do a lot of bar spins, tail...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-23-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By mack_turtle
I would use fenders for wet roads and gravel,...

I would use fenders for wet roads and gravel, only if I knew there would be no mud. sometimes gravel roads are not just gravel and the dirt sections become mud, which would just clog up fenders. the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-21-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,592
Posted By mack_turtle
OLD THREAD. I have rims on my cross bike...

OLD THREAD.

I have rims on my cross bike that are marketed as "29er" wheels. conventional QR axles and disc brakes. works fine. I can run 25mm tires on them for 42mm, either works fine.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-18-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By mack_turtle
depends on your skill level and willingness to...

depends on your skill level and willingness to suffer. maybe 6/10 compared to a mountain bike. I regularly ride my CX bike with 35mm tubeless tires on some pretty rough singletrack, lots of rocks. it...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-14-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,702
Posted By mack_turtle
sorry, should have left the sizing issue out of...

sorry, should have left the sizing issue out of it. deleted that part, please disregard.

but since the DCD was suggested to the OP, I would like to know, for the OP's benefit and mine, where the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-14-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,702
Posted By mack_turtle
Curious (sorry to derail a thread), but I ride a...

Curious (sorry to derail a thread), but I ride a 52cm DCD and I am wondering what riders think of the geo on the spectrum of "relaxed-to-racey." I have not ridden enough different bikes to know the...
Forum: BMX 03-14-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By mack_turtle
Walmart junk. i hope you didn't pay more than $20...

Walmart junk. i hope you didn't pay more than $20 for it. personally, I would not bother with something like that.
Forum: BMX 03-09-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By mack_turtle
that could be anything. photos needed. try this:...

that could be anything. photos needed. try this: Let me google that for you (http://bfy.tw/4fz3)
Forum: BMX 02-08-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By mack_turtle
I have not seen this movie, but after seeing the...

I have not seen this movie, but after seeing the preview, I know what I am doing for Halloween this year!
Forum: BMX 02-03-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By mack_turtle
it is possible that something like this will...

it is possible that something like this will work- https://www.danscomp.com/products-PARTS/456054/Stolen_Sealed_Upgrade_BB_Kit.html

your spindle is 20mm but what matters is that the spline...
Forum: BMX 01-04-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By mack_turtle
don't waste your money on Toys r Us crap bikes....

don't waste your money on Toys r Us crap bikes. bmx riding is HARD on equipment and a bike from a toy store or department store is going to fall apart under you.

Kink Barrier looks like a solid...
Forum: BMX 12-26-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By mack_turtle
you local bike shop may be able to get these,...

you local bike shop may be able to get these, which might be close enough: http://www.jbi.bike/web/checking_product_description.php?part_number=63238 24x3 tubes seem to be pretty common, so you might...
Forum: BMX 11-22-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By mack_turtle
Looks like fun. I was just at the famous 9th...

Looks like fun. I was just at the famous 9th street trails in downtown austin and saw a guy on a 26" dirt jump/ big bmx bike. no one was hurling dirt clods at him.
Forum: BMX 11-21-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By mack_turtle
dang, you could almost ride fixed with a trial...

dang, you could almost ride fixed with a trial hub, but most of those have 116mm spacing.

the only other way I could think to do it would be to modify a coaster brake hub and weld the drover to...
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