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Forum: Foo
10-23-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By palu

Research project help (please answer a simple question)

HI, just a quick research I'm doing for a presentation. Could you please just reply with the first thing that comes into you mind for the following?

What does it mean to "Stand out and be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,414
Posted By palu

Ribble has 10% off on Campag components right now...

Ribble has 10% off on Campag components right now (unfortunately, not groupsets). At least that will help offset the cost some more.


Pretty excited to try out Campagnolo after a lifetime of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,414
Posted By palu

Some MacGrubering and you should be able to make...

Some MacGrubering and you should be able to make it work:


Here it is, Chorus long cage for 11-32 - The Paceline Forum (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=199907)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,414
Posted By palu

Yes, thank you, my mistake: I did mean removal. ...

Yes, thank you, my mistake: I did mean removal. I've watched a few videos which says puller is required (a couple of different types, as I recall, depending on type, material). That's good about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,414
Posted By palu

Just a quick question: I know other Campag...

Just a quick question: I know other Campag groups need special tools (specifically for BB's/cranks). Does the Potenza groupset need specific tools for install?


I'm looking to upgrade the...
10-26-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By palu

I've seen people use weed sprayers you can buy...

I've seen people use weed sprayers you can buy from Home Depot.


https://guideimg.alibaba.com/images/shop/87/11/13/6/hudson-60151-1-gallon-plastic-weed-n-bug-eliminator-sprayer_534206.jpg
10-26-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By palu

New wheels: 16/20 spoke count?

Anybody here using a low spoke count wheels for gravel rides? I've got a wheelset I've been using on my road bike, which I want to use for my gravel ride, but the low spoke count bothers me. I...
10-26-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,313
Posted By palu

I typically run ~70-72 GI for paved centuries,...

I typically run ~70-72 GI for paved centuries, but for gravel, I am down in the mid-low 60's (typically 61-63 GI). Dirt takes a toll on you, and it saps power. I'd gear down, personally.


EDIT:...
04-20-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By palu

I've got a pair of Grip King's. They're ok. A...

I've got a pair of Grip King's. They're ok. A little too narrow for my taste, but good for casual rides around the neighborhood. For a proper flat pedal set up, I would go with something like VP...
04-11-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,068
Posted By palu

I race cross on a SS, but haven't done a gravel...

I race cross on a SS, but haven't done a gravel race yet. What gearing are you guys using (and tire size)? For cross season, I'm typically at 42x19 (on 700x32). Kept the same gearing for dirt road...
04-11-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,305
Posted By palu

Some hardcore MTBers still use OP wit 2.2" tires...

Some hardcore MTBers still use OP wit 2.2" tires (although that's a bit extreme). I did 40 miles of gravel and singletrack on 700x40 MSO's last weekend and had a blast. No issues
04-07-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,305
Posted By palu

I have them mounted to Open Pro's. So pretty...

I have them mounted to Open Pro's. So pretty much you can use any rim. However, I'd prefer something 23-25mm wide (HED, H+, etc)
04-06-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,305
Posted By palu

I have a Nature Boy and fit Rock n Roads just...

I have a Nature Boy and fit Rock n Roads just fine. Yes, not much room for mud, but never had any rubbing. Really fun tire. But too much for me on-road. I've since gone to Clement MSO (700x40). ...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,586
Posted By palu

I love Compass tires and currently have a pair on...

I love Compass tires and currently have a pair on the road bike, but for touring? Stick to something with some protection. I am averaging 1 puncture for about 2-3 rides now. Not fun when some of...
Forum: Touring
02-15-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By palu

What model do you have? Some saddles have much...

What model do you have? Some saddles have much thicker/stiffer leather and take longer to break in.
Forum: Touring
02-12-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,979
Posted By palu

Fenders in wet country is a no-brainer for...

Fenders in wet country is a no-brainer for exactly the reasons mentioned. Getting wet isn't so bad, but the amount of road grit that gets on you, bags, drivetrain, etc is the worst.

I've got...
Forum: Touring
02-08-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By palu

Saddle firmer than WTB SST

Currently riding a WTB SST, that came stock on the bike. Like the shape, but wish it were a bit firmer. I was thinking of getting a Pure V race. Anyone know of a WTB saddle with the same basic...
Forum: Touring
02-04-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By palu

Hopefully you have contingent plans for those...

Hopefully you have contingent plans for those food stops. Nothing like getting there to find them closed! :)
Forum: Touring
02-04-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,370
Posted By palu

Cervelo with a Brooks saddle and touring bags. ...

Cervelo with a Brooks saddle and touring bags. NICE!! :)
Forum: Touring
02-04-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By palu

135mm is 135mm. All Surly's I've had (including...

135mm is 135mm. All Surly's I've had (including the Trucker in my garage right now), were true to indicated width. Cross Check had the "tweener" sizing. Not the Trucker.

And although you can...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,370
Posted By palu

100% agreed here. I've even nixxed the tent and...

100% agreed here. I've even nixxed the tent and have gone with a light bivy and tarp. With the Revelate bags, you can get all you need and then some for an S24o.

- Tent or tarp/bivy
- Sleeping...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By palu

I've got a Big Dummy and plan to do exactly that...

I've got a Big Dummy and plan to do exactly that with my 2 girls. Trying to get the mom excited is the biggest hurdle.

Here is a blog I follow that talks of camping with kids:

Category: Bike...
Forum: Touring
02-03-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By palu

Compass Tires ride exceptionally well, but have...

Compass Tires ride exceptionally well, but have zero protection. I wouldn't use as a commuter tire.

I'd personally go Pasela 700x37. Plenty tire for what you're wanting. Maybe Schwalbe if your...
Forum: Touring
02-02-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,728
Posted By palu

Those vintage bikes are beautiful. I've got an...

Those vintage bikes are beautiful. I've got an '83 Trek myself. Nice bikes.

That said, if I were to buy a touring bike today, I'd get a Long Haul Trucker, Novara, etc. Brand new components is...
Forum: Touring
01-27-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,517
Posted By palu

Thanks for the inputs, everyone. I've been...

Thanks for the inputs, everyone. I've been riding a 650bx42 tires, which has opened my eyes to bigger tires. The Cam or Ogre seem to be a great middle ground, but proper Fat tires also intrigued...
Forum: Touring
01-24-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,517
Posted By palu

Fat touring

I am contemplating building up a off-road touring bike and have come up with a list of a few:

- Camargue
- Ogre
- Krampus/ECR
- Pugsley/Mukluk

The fat tires intrigue me, as they would offer...
Forum: Touring
01-20-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,202
Posted By palu

Thanks for the reply, but confused at your...

Thanks for the reply, but confused at your suggestion for the XOXO. Pretty cool bike, but only 26x1.95" tire clearance. LHT is overly stiff/heavy and less clearance as well...
01-20-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,962
Posted By palu

For your uses, not sure why you'd look at such...

For your uses, not sure why you'd look at such fat tires. I'd say the sweet spot is probably 1.75", maybe 2.0". Panaracer Pasela comes to mind.
01-20-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,181
Posted By palu

That's weird the 28's didn't work with 23mm rims....

That's weird the 28's didn't work with 23mm rims. I know people who run 23's on 25mm rims! Seems like bead issue to me.

Too bad you have to stick with Schwalbe. I have no issues with Schwalbe...
01-20-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,870
Posted By palu

Sorry if I missed it, but how far is your...

Sorry if I missed it, but how far is your commute?

For the type of terrain that you describe, any tire would work. I typically use Grand Bois Hetre's on my all-road bike. Been through plenty of...
Forum: Touring
01-18-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,202
Posted By palu

seat_boy - How has it been so far? Looks like...

seat_boy - How has it been so far? Looks like you had to move the rear axle back pretty far to get the 2.1" tire to fit. Pretty cool bike, though. I've been looking for a road-ish geo, rim brake,...
01-18-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By palu

Any modern production frames with "vintage" geometry?

Been fascinated with vintage era bikes and would like to build one up. Fat tires, single speed, slack angles, etc. Aside from going custom, any production builders making these? Pashley has some...
Forum: Touring
11-13-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By palu

Do you think there is much difference between the...

Do you think there is much difference between the wire/TravelStar compound and the Endurance on the folding beads? I can't seem to find the folding beads, except for international sites (I'm in the...
Forum: Touring
11-13-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By palu

Thanks much for the responses. ...

Thanks much for the responses.




psy - do you have the folding or wire bead model?
Forum: Touring
11-09-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,006
Posted By palu

Collective Intelligence sounds better. :)

Collective Intelligence sounds better. :)
Forum: Touring
11-09-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By palu

Topeak Masterblaster or Zefal HPX mounted under...

Topeak Masterblaster or Zefal HPX mounted under the TT or seat stay. I've used mini pumps like the Lezyne Alloy Drive, but after 2-3 flats, arms start cramping up from all the strokes. I'm a...
Forum: Touring
11-09-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By palu

Are there other heat treated frames for the same...

Are there other heat treated frames for the same price point? I thought most steel frames in the $4-600 range aren't heat treated. The frame rides great either way though.
Forum: Touring
11-07-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,978
Posted By palu

I'd take my Big Dummy touring without a second...

I'd take my Big Dummy touring without a second thought. But that Bullit looks AWESOME!! I wouldn't mind one of those, either.
Forum: Touring
11-07-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By palu

Nice. Was getting the couplers installed a more...

Nice. Was getting the couplers installed a more economical option than selling the frames and getting a Trucker Deluxe?
Forum: Touring
11-07-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,006
Posted By palu

Are you stuck on 26" wheels? My main road/dirt...

Are you stuck on 26" wheels? My main road/dirt ride is shod with Pacenti 650b rims and XT rear hub. Pretty light, especially when coupled with 650 x 42 Grand Bois Hetre tires. So plush and light. I...
Forum: Touring
11-06-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By palu

26x2.0 "off-road" tires: Marathon Plus Tour vs Mondial

I'm looking to pick up a pair of 26x2.0 rugged tires for both on and off-pavement rides. I came across these two Schwalbe tires, but I've no personal experience with either tire. I have had the...
09-21-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,117
Posted By palu

Old topic. Itstimothy - Did you end up trying...

Old topic. Itstimothy - Did you end up trying the RnR's? I've got some RnR's, but don't have a NB frame to put it on to check clearance.
Replies: 27
Views: 4,768
Posted By palu

Nice job. I haven't done a double yet, but...

Nice job. I haven't done a double yet, but several centuries. I train/ride on 47x17, but for the centuries, I gear down to 48x18. I am, unfortunately, still on the hunt for a good saddle. I'm...
08-02-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By palu

Frame with 32+ tire clearance

Looking at *new* SS frames with 32+ tire clearance. Ones I can think of are:

Surly Steamroller
All City Big Block
Kona Paddywagon (?)

Any others I'm missing? I've got a Wabi that's supposed...
07-13-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By palu

Reynolds - Are you happy with the Cyo? I'm...

Reynolds - Are you happy with the Cyo? I'm looking to get a light and I'm not sure if I should get the Cyo or Edelux. Of course Edelux is 2x more expensive, but is it worth the price tag? If Cyo is...
07-08-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By palu

You guys are right--I can remember one time I...

You guys are right--I can remember one time I actually stopped and flipped the wheel for a big climb. Haven't done it since. I still leave the cog on there, though, just in case I mess something up...
07-08-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By palu

Bklyn - Hey, are you sure you've got the right...

Bklyn - Hey, are you sure you've got the right elevation map?

According to this, you're looking at about 3k ft for the 100 miler.
...
07-08-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By palu

I usually do centuries on 48x18, but I usually...

I usually do centuries on 48x18, but I usually have between 2,500 and 7,000 ft climbing. Given that total gain is only 838ft, you should be fine with 48x17. Good luck.

(And of course, I say this...
07-08-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By palu

Check the used market. You can come across some...

Check the used market. You can come across some good deals at your price range. And congrats on the baby.
07-08-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By palu

What's your Flop side gearing?

This is more directed at distance FG riders. I am curious what your gearing is on the flop side (if applicable). Currently, I ride 48x18 and have a 17T on the other side (sometimes 16T). I know...
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