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07-30-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By wvridgerider

aerotech they have tall sizes too I like...

aerotech
they have tall sizes too

I like their stuff
07-30-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By wvridgerider

I am 290. Been there for a while. I am fond of...

I am 290. Been there for a while. I am fond of the Shimano cranks, not the hollow tech. I have an XT and a GRX double on two different bikes. I have a converted SLX triple to a 1X in my parts box....
07-29-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,858
Posted By wvridgerider

Two months in and loving it. My frame building...

Two months in and loving it. My frame building class got canceled so I orderd another gunnar frame, a Rock Tour II. Getting in 100 miles per week usually. Had to visit my older brother in the...
07-10-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By wvridgerider

Check out this site I have a Gunnar Crosshairs...

Check out this site
I have a Gunnar Crosshairs adnd just ordered a Rock TourII frame so that is the frames on the link...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By wvridgerider

Personal choice, whatever works. I am a drop bar...

Personal choice, whatever works. I am a drop bar fan but did a two day tour and borrowed some Jones H Bar and they were very comfortable. Just ordered my new bike, a Gunnar Rock TourII and I am...
07-06-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 3,680,491
Posted By wvridgerider

Another Gunnar on its way

Well this is a great bike, fit and like everything about it. So I ordered another Gunnar frame and fork, a Rocktour II. The color of the month is dark blue pearl same as the Crosshairs so it will...
07-03-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,100
Posted By wvridgerider

Just think, if there is another Carrington...

Just think, if there is another Carrington Event,I can still ride my bike that has mechanical shifting.
06-30-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,213
Posted By wvridgerider

Anything but black, even know I have a black...

Anything but black, even know I have a black Karate Monkey but has character now that it is 10 years old
06-26-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,379
Posted By wvridgerider

I have been on my Gunnar 8 years and it is a...

I have been on my Gunnar 8 years and it is a wonderful riding bike.
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06-25-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By wvridgerider

I like silver and hate black. I miss the old days...

I like silver and hate black. I miss the old days of polished aluminum. I have a GRX crank already and wouldnt pay for silver. I run low gearing due to myknees.
06-24-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 3,680,491
Posted By wvridgerider

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06-24-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,858
Posted By wvridgerider

Brew frames in NC

Brew frames in NC
06-24-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,127
Posted By wvridgerider

I weigh 290 at 6'1" yes I am hefty. I built my...

I weigh 290 at 6'1" yes I am hefty. I built my own wheels, Velocity Atlas 36 spoke laced to Shimano hubs. They hold up fine, dont go out of true. For tires i run 32mm Gatorskins. I venture onto some...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-14-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By wvridgerider

You might want to contact these guys, they are...

You might want to contact these guys, they are well versed in the area, New River Bikes (http://www.newriverbikes.com/)
I just completed the Greenbriar river trail from Cass to Lewisburg. It was a...
06-12-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By wvridgerider

You might be able to keep your existing...

You might be able to keep your existing derailuers and add a wolftooth road link and the 11-36 cassette. But if it is a short cage derailuer it may not handle it. It may be worth a try
I ride a...
05-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,858
Posted By wvridgerider

Retired

I did it, today is my retirement date and Friday was my last day. Got in a 40 mile ride this morning so it is time to start piling the miles on. Greenbriar River trail next week, going to a frame...
05-17-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By wvridgerider

Bike fit should be the first option. Then work...

Bike fit should be the first option. Then work from there. Over the years my riding position has changed a lot. So just try bikes out and the one that fits you is best. The brand I dont believe makes...
05-17-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By wvridgerider

Bridge to Bridge

This is probably the flattest metric century in West Virginia. The old route 35, now 817, is to become a bike route and this ride is t introduce cyclists to the road. The new four lane 35 parallels...
04-17-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,077
Posted By wvridgerider

Been back to flats some time ago. Went back to...

Been back to flats some time ago. Went back to flats when I started to have pain mountain biking with clipless. I have Shimano Saint for the mountain bike and like the concave fit. The Saints are now...
04-17-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,399
Posted By wvridgerider

Myself I am 290,6'1". I have been this weight for...

Myself I am 290,6'1". I have been this weight for some years now. Plan on retiring the end of May and focus on riding and getting rid of the stress of work. I have been a clydesdale since I first...
12-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By wvridgerider

Hillrider, just seen where you are from. I was...

Hillrider, just seen where you are from. I was raised in West Homestead. Been in WV for the last 30 years so I know what you ride. Used to enjoy coming home and riding around there from my parents...
12-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By wvridgerider

I have seen a post that a guy took a xt 11-42...

I have seen a post that a guy took a xt 11-42 cassette, bought a jr cassette on eBay, I think they sort at 14 on the smallest cod and worked on a 2X

With my age, weight and bad knees I have been...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-27-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By wvridgerider

Hope you rode around Deep Creek, great area to...

Hope you rode around Deep Creek, great area to ride.
12-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By wvridgerider

5 months

Damn in 5 months I turn 60. Although I plan on retiring in a couple months. So is there a 60+ forum or lets keep it at 50+
12-02-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By wvridgerider

Sorry to hear of your riding pal. I bet he always...

Sorry to hear of your riding pal. I bet he always turning the pedals over.
12-02-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,487
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs. Wonderful bike. I...

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs. Wonderful bike. I plan on getting a Hyper X soon because I want to be able to run wider tires.
07-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,397
Posted By wvridgerider

I would get a steel bike with a good, greatest of...

I would get a steel bike with a good, greatest of wheels. I like Surly, I have had a Karate Monkey for 9 years and I was an aggressive rider. I weighed 270 at that time, 290 now shamefully but it has...
07-08-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,338
Posted By wvridgerider

I miss my old Zefal HPX frame pump. It actually...

I miss my old Zefal HPX frame pump. It actually worked and I have never had good luck with mini pumps but keep one in case I run out of CO2. But riding 32c tires helps me not get flats
06-28-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,760
Posted By wvridgerider

Been on SLX pedals for quite a while, they are...

Been on SLX pedals for quite a while, they are holding up well
06-28-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By wvridgerider

Specialized Stout free hub

Anyone know the part number for a Specialized Stout free hub body? I broke a pawl and need a new free hub body. It is from my Fuse 27.5. I will keep the wheels but I built a new set of 29ers for the...
02-28-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,320
Posted By wvridgerider

I just built myself a wheel set. I am 285lbs. I...

I just built myself a wheel set. I am 285lbs. I used 36 spoke 105 hubs, DT Swiss double butted spokes, brass nipples, and Velocity Atlas rims. They turned out nice and I have a few rides on them and...
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,656
Posted By wvridgerider

Sounds like the area I live in, western WV....

Sounds like the area I live in, western WV. 1000ft/10 miles is pretty normal no climb over 1 mile in length, The ridges can kick your but.
Replies: 29
Views: 11,980
Posted By wvridgerider

I have been watching this guy for a while, if you...

I have been watching this guy for a while, if you ride a hardtail steel.
https://youtu.be/cZnPY0hMs_8
01-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,491
Posted By wvridgerider

I seen this message and wondered when I posted...

I seen this message and wondered when I posted it. Dang been there a while. Well 1X is not for me unless I ride my mountain bike on single track. I ended up putting a GRX 30X46 on my Gunnar and it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By wvridgerider

We rode the new section of 35, it is not open but...

We rode the new section of 35, it is not open but paved, from Staves Branch to the end and back last Saturday. 30 or so miles. I plan on doing it again this weekend
01-03-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,184
Posted By wvridgerider

I just ordered Velocity Atlas rims, 36 spoke and...

I just ordered Velocity Atlas rims, 36 spoke and 105 hubs. Getting ready to build them up. On the road I have had good luck with Shimano hubs.
01-03-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,184
Posted By wvridgerider

A new shop in our area caries these. Seems to be...

A new shop in our area caries these. Seems to be a pretty good bike. I compare the frame with Surly...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-26-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By wvridgerider

Once the new 35 is open. I am sure there will be...

Once the new 35 is open. I am sure there will be a public service announcement. I might ride the new 35 Sunday. I used to ride from Buffalo Bridge to Teays Valley Road before that section opened, it...
12-25-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,376
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with a steel fork and...

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with a steel fork and left the steerer tube long. My stem is at the same height as the saddle.

My buddy broke his upper back years ago and got a Rivendalle Sam...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By wvridgerider

Go to cyclingcenicwestvirginia.com. Dale has made...

Go to cyclingcenicwestvirginia.com. Dale has made great maps for his rides. He is old school, fold up a map and ride. WV is making headway with rail trails. We have a new 4 lane going in US 35. The...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-16-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By wvridgerider

There is a gravel race up Spruce Knob, although...

There is a gravel race up Spruce Knob, although you can just ride it. I did a tour years ago and went up there. Visit the Sinks of Gandy.
12-16-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,520
Posted By wvridgerider

Ever consider making the 29er a drop bar mountain...

Ever consider making the 29er a drop bar mountain bike? I converted my Karate Monkey and it is a fun versatile bike. If you have a suspension fork, get a surly fork and it will allow you to raise the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-03-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By wvridgerider

West Virginia

Here is a link to very informative rides around West Virginia. I live in western WV and cycled all over.
https://www.cyclingscenicwv.com
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-03-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By wvridgerider

This is my friends website and very informative...

This is my friends website and very informative of riding in West Virginia. Not sure if he has the GRT on it though. https://www.cyclingscenicwv.com
11-27-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,480
Posted By wvridgerider

I only run hydraulic discs on my mountain bike,...

I only run hydraulic discs on my mountain bike, my drop bar mountain bike has bb7's and my Gunnar has Paul candies. They all stop my heft, Just saw something that all bikes will be disc soon. I will...
11-26-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,979
Posted By wvridgerider

Gunnar Crosshairs, Specialized Fuse and a Karate...

Gunnar Crosshairs, Specialized Fuse and a Karate Monkey.

The Crosshairs is everything I expected it to be. Owned it for 6 years now and plan on keeping it going.

The Karate Monkey I own I had...
11-03-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By wvridgerider

I purchased a GRX 30-46 crank and front derailuer...

I purchased a GRX 30-46 crank and front derailuer last year. Kept my 105 derailuer on and it works fine. Never used the GRX derailuer
10-31-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,455
Posted By wvridgerider

drop bar mountain bike aka monstercross

I built my old Karate Monkey as a drop bar mountain bike, what a fun bike. Anyone else do this. Very versitile
07-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By wvridgerider

Bike looks good. I bought my Gunnar 6 years ago...

Bike looks good. I bought my Gunnar 6 years ago and almost got a disc brake version. Although I like discs off road I believe I am fine with canties. I just put a Paul mini Moto on the from and a...
07-11-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,533
Posted By wvridgerider

I prefer steel. If you get a frame nd fork you...

I prefer steel. If you get a frame nd fork you can cut the steerer tube cut to the hight you want.
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