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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-29-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By BluesDawg
I have heard that about the Niner fork and most...

I have heard that about the Niner fork and most carbon cross/gravel forks currently available. If 40psi is working in the rear, you can probably go 5-10psi lower in front which should help take off...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-28-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By BluesDawg
How much air pressure are you running in your...

How much air pressure are you running in your tires? Tubes or tubeless?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,565
Posted By BluesDawg
Do whatever works for you. For me, I'm not...

Do whatever works for you. For me, I'm not letting the terrorists win.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 665
Posted By BluesDawg
Of course you need a new bike. Everyone needs a...

Of course you need a new bike. Everyone needs a new bike.

As for whether a modern bike will provide you a significantly better experience, no one can say for sure. Borrow or rent a nice new bike...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-24-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By BluesDawg
There are probably very many bikes around with...

There are probably very many bikes around with 700c wheels that could work with 650B and 45-50ish wide tires. While it is not a new idea, people were converting bikes like this several years ago, it...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By BluesDawg
Nice build, Hill-Pumper! I know what you mean...

Nice build, Hill-Pumper! I know what you mean about the joys of doing a custom build up from a frame. I've been doing that on most of my bikes for a long time. Even when I buy a complete bike, I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-19-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By BluesDawg
Thanks for the info. Looks like they plan to...

Thanks for the info. Looks like they plan to release similar cranks at several price points. Seems the rise of gravel/adventure/any-road/mixed-surface/whatever-the-@*$*-you-want-t-call-it bikes is...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 01:53 PM
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Views: 233
Posted By BluesDawg
I like them all!

I like them all!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By BluesDawg
Not sure when (or if) it will actually be...

Not sure when (or if) it will actually be available, but FSA is supposed to be coming out with some cranks with versatile BB adaptability and chainring sizing.
FSA SL-k light Adventure Modular...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By BluesDawg
Yes, your Shimano BB fits a BSA threaded shell....

Yes, your Shimano BB fits a BSA threaded shell. It uses a 24mm diameter spindle, which fits easily within the 34mm hole in the shell, as will a 30mm spindle. It just has to have a shell interface...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By BluesDawg
You're still missing something, or...

You're still missing something, or misinterpreting something. Praxis clearly states that the Alba crankset is compatible with BSA (English threaded) BB shells. Also the blog post states this, "Praxis...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-16-16, 06:26 PM
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Posted By BluesDawg
Beautiful! I need to get up to your part of...

Beautiful! I need to get up to your part of Georgia.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-16-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
On this we agree. I have no doubt that your bike...

On this we agree. I have no doubt that your bike is awesome and that you love it. Enjoy!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By BluesDawg
Not sure how you managed to snap a square taper...

Not sure how you managed to snap a square taper BB, but it's not because of any inherent weakness in the design. I rode many thousands of miles on square taper BBs when I weighed 210-220. I broke a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,223
Posted By BluesDawg
I have two of them. My AWOL gravel bike has the...

I have two of them. My AWOL gravel bike has the Sugino OX601 and my custom Zukas road bike has the White Industries VBC, both with 46-30 chainrings. I'm running 12-36 10sp on the rear of the AWOL and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
Did you also ride a 2016 model of the Expert or...

Did you also ride a 2016 model of the Expert or whatever model of earlier year model Stumpjumper it was that you owned? There were significant changes in geometry and other areas with the 2016 models...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
Interesting. Is your S-Works Stumpy a 2016 model?

Interesting. Is your S-Works Stumpy a 2016 model?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-14-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
No grandkids yet. I work at a bike shop in a...

No grandkids yet. I work at a bike shop in a college town and I read Facebook. Not to mention I never bothered to grow up. I stay relatively current for my age. :D
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-14-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
650B (or 27.5) is so 2014. 650B+ (or 27.5+) is...

650B (or 27.5) is so 2014.
650B+ (or 27.5+) is the new hot ticket. :lol:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-14-16, 12:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
Sorry to seem like such a contrarian, but I'm...

Sorry to seem like such a contrarian, but I'm still having a hard time understanding exactly what you are seeing as the huge leap in functionality between say $5K MTBs and $9K MTBs and how these...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-12-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
Parts is parts. If I see a bike I like except for...

Parts is parts. If I see a bike I like except for a part choice here or there, I'll change those parts. SLX brakes are damn good brakes, but it doesn't cost a lot to upgrade to XT and either sell or...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-12-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
I don't live in a part of the world where bikes...

I don't live in a part of the world where bikes over about $8K are seen very often. I have sold, built up, test ridden and worked on a few around that price, both MTB and road, and I know the people...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-12-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
I'm not sure I see that the law of diminishing...

I'm not sure I see that the law of diminishing returns is any more applicable to road riders than to MTBers. With either, the higher up you go in price, the fewer people will be able to appreciate...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-12-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,531
Posted By BluesDawg
My take on this is that as someone who is...

My take on this is that as someone who is primarily a MTBer, you notice, feel and appreciate the differences in different levels of mountain bikes more than the differences in different levels of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By BluesDawg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/GonzoDawg/b...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/GonzoDawg/bicycles/RB-1/victory.jpgKind of depends on the particular type of cancer and the treatment plan. I told my doctors during my treatments that I...
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