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06-14-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By veloz

I use the SKS Problade XL's and love them. The...

I use the SKS Problade XL's and love them. The first fitting takes some time but after that it takes literally one minute to install them. They're extremely adjustable and should fit any 700x bike....
06-03-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By veloz

I have Zefal & Blackburn frame pumps on a couple...

I have Zefal & Blackburn frame pumps on a couple vintage bikes and love them. Great pumps if you donít mind the size and they look great on classic vintage frames. I keep them on those bikes. Easy to...
04-26-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By veloz

A single edge razor blade with a hook burnished...

A single edge razor blade with a hook burnished edge works good to remove flashing. How to make one: Rasor Blade Scraping...
04-26-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By veloz

Had the same problem on my XTC. After years of...

Had the same problem on my XTC. After years of brake issues I switched to Shimano hydros. No more problems. You might also check wheel bearings for play.
01-09-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By veloz

I've ridden a set of Mount & Grounds for at least...

I've ridden a set of Mount & Grounds for at least 8 winters and they show minimal wear on the studs. Nothing I'd be concerned about.
12-28-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,797
Posted By veloz

If it’s the same result, same side regardless of...

If it’s the same result, same side regardless of wheel orientation, the fork is bent. If it’s a steel fork, search Dave Moulton’s blogs for how to straighten and true fork blades. Don’t bend it if...
12-11-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By veloz

You should see a slight bulge where the tire...

You should see a slight bulge where the tire meets the road and notice it expand as you shift weight on it. You never want to go so low that the rim strikes on potholes, bumps, etc.. A great starting...
11-30-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By veloz

Go with the more aggressive tire up front for...

Go with the more aggressive tire up front for braking & steering. I like an MXP rear & PDX front as conditions approach mud.
11-29-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,867
Posted By veloz

Iíve owned Suomi Mount & Grounds, Schwalbe MWís...

Iíve owned Suomi Mount & Grounds, Schwalbe MWís and Suomi W240ís. Bought the SMW's for my 29er but the tread blocks seemed a bit more shallow and never felt as secure on snow as the M&Gís. I replaced...
11-26-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,867
Posted By veloz

I have 2 winter bikes, ready to go with and w/o...

I have 2 winter bikes, ready to go with and w/o studs. Old mountain bikes are cheap and make great winter beaters. FWIW: I’ve ridden a set of Suomi Mount & Grounds for at least 8 years and they show...
11-24-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,620
Posted By veloz

I've used 8896 which is the blue version and...

I've used 8896 which is the blue version and comes in skinnier widths. 2 wraps for road wheels, only one needed for low psi mtb tires. Stretch it as hard as you can when applying, make sure there are...
11-23-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By veloz

Clement/Donnelly MXP’s are great for most...

Clement/Donnelly MXP’s are great for most situations. For sticky deep mud it’s nice to have a set of their PDX’s. I sometimes run just one on the front which makes a great combo with an MXP rear. I...
11-22-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By veloz

I've had REI Novara wind pants for 8+ years -...

I've had REI Novara wind pants for 8+ years - they're great but nearly worn mine out. Have two pair of Craft XC ski pants that are similar with wind resistant front and they're great too.
10-28-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By veloz

Schwalbe CX Pro 30mm is about as skinny as they...

Schwalbe CX Pro 30mm is about as skinny as they go. Too skinny for CX but once saw a set on an older Giant Defy.
Forum: Touring
10-23-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,645
Posted By veloz

REI makes some outstanding tents for the money....

REI makes some outstanding tents for the money. We use a half dome plus 2 and like it because it has vestibules for our panniers. They make a solo version as well. REI has a solid reputation for...
Forum: Touring
10-20-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By veloz

Ortlieb City Back Rollers. Same bag/materials as...

Ortlieb City Back Rollers. Same bag/materials as Classic Back Roller, same lift-off removal system. Different strap closure and hanger position requires an allen wrench for initial adjustment. Just...
10-12-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,507
Posted By veloz

Meiser makes great dial gauges, guaranteed to be...

Meiser makes great dial gauges, guaranteed to be +/- 2%. Inexpensive, no batteries and a bleeder valve. Just a couple psi makes a difference in CX and I’ve used their 60# model for years. For road or...
09-28-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By veloz

Wellgo makes a big downhill platform pedal with...

Wellgo makes a big downhill platform pedal with pins on one side and SPD on the other, WAM D-10. Inexpensive, lightweight and near bulletproof.
Forum: Touring
09-27-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By veloz

28’s will be fine, better yet if you run them low...

28’s will be fine, better yet if you run them low pressure. Even in the rain, most of the trail is hard packed and drains well. Like others mentioned, the section between Frostburg & ***berland is a...
09-24-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By veloz

Scars are like tattoos but with better stories....

Scars are like tattoos but with better stories. Respect. Tegaderm helps if you don't like that particular story.
Forum: Touring
09-17-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By veloz

Axiom makes an optional bracket to fit standard...

Axiom makes an optional bracket to fit standard nutted axles. All their brackets allow an extreme rearward mount if needed. Re: Bike packing seat bags, I've tried a couple. You feel the sway with any...
Forum: Touring
09-14-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By veloz

Axiom streamliner series. Holds up to gravel...

Axiom streamliner series. Holds up to gravel touring - we have 2 of them. Goes on and off the bike quickly once set up too.
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By veloz

Panaracer Pasela PT’s. I’ve run several sets in...

Panaracer Pasela PT’s. I’ve run several sets in 28, 32 & 35 widths. Raced them on gravel, done extended tours and ridden them on rock (not gravel) roads with 25lbs of touring gear. They're lighter...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By veloz

Amtrack arrives around midnight. The Drury hotel...

Amtrack arrives around midnight. The Drury hotel is 2 blocks east and caters to cyclists - stay there. When you leave the Drury, just north is 10th Street (at Liberty). Follow 10th 2 blocks north and...
08-29-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By veloz

In addition to the above, double check for play...

In addition to the above, double check for play in the front wheel bearings. Also check the wheel for flat spots and make sure it's true in the round.
08-23-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,592
Posted By veloz

Salt residue builds up in your helmet pads if you...

Salt residue builds up in your helmet pads if you don't wash them enough. Rain rinses it out and that's probably what irritated your eyes. Anytime it rains I wear a classic cycling cap under my...
Forum: Touring
08-21-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,884
Posted By veloz

REI Half Dome plus 2 tent. 30d down bags....

REI Half Dome plus 2 tent. 30d down bags. Thermarest pads. Wife and I use our stuff sacks filled with clothes for pillows each night. Tent, fly, stove, fuel, french press, food, mugs go into 2...
08-21-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,063
Posted By veloz

I tried the Graveling 32 SK's (Small Knobs). True...

I tried the Graveling 32 SK's (Small Knobs). True to size, they were stone slingers and sometimes collected sticky mud. I liked them but wanted something fatter. The 35's run too wide (~38) for my...
Forum: Touring
08-15-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By veloz

Panaracerís Gravelking 38mm slick is tubeless...

Panaracerís Gravelking 38mm slick is tubeless friendly. If I could fit them, Iíd run them. Iíve also seen Pasela 37ís run tubeless on a local bike. Tempted to try that with my 35ís.
Forum: Touring
08-13-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,425
Posted By veloz

Ortlieb City rollers instead of classics. Axiom...

Ortlieb City rollers instead of classics. Axiom makes nice affordable racks. REI branded backpack tents are outstanding values. I’ve gone with a fleece blanket but it takes nearly the space of my...
Forum: Touring
07-31-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By veloz

Take the GAP, then the C&O to DC. Spend a couple...

Take the GAP, then the C&O to DC. Spend a couple days at museums or take your time getting there. Take the train back to Pittsburgh on the Capitol Limited using their roll on service for bikes.
07-09-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By veloz

The second calculator down on this page is a good...

The second calculator down on this page is a good guide to start with:
Bicycle tire pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html)
07-08-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By veloz

Try Nuun tablets in your water. Or Hammer's Fizz...

Try Nuun tablets in your water. Or Hammer's Fizz tabs. You can find them at runners shops and many bike shops too. They replace electrolytes, not carbs so don't expect them to fuel. Some folks chew a...
Forum: Touring
07-07-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By veloz

We have 4 Niterider Lumina Micros. They come with...

We have 4 Niterider Lumina Micros. They come with bike mounts but helmet mounts are available. We use one on the bars and one on the helmet. Very small and light (don't confuse with the regular...
07-02-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By veloz

You may need to install wheels before tires are...

You may need to install wheels before tires are fully inflated to clear the brake pads. We occasionally run 28's on our road bikes for mixed/gravel and do this. No biggie as long as you remember.
06-23-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,482
Posted By veloz

I’ve run a Cowbell II and a Bell Lap. The Cowbell...

I’ve run a Cowbell II and a Bell Lap. The Cowbell had longer drops and felt like a longer reach for the drops. Also doesn’t have the ergo bump which the Bell does (like the Ritchey and I like). I...
06-18-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By veloz

Let penetrating oil work a few days. Vises or...

Let penetrating oil work a few days. Vises or pipe wrenches do more damage than good. With the wheel removed, straddle the fork blades around an open wooden stair tread. Work the handlebars back and...
06-18-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By veloz

If it bulges at all or you can see the fabric is...

If it bulges at all or you can see the fabric is damaged, replace it. Otherwise youíre fine. Rubber mainly protects the carcass and the carcass provides most of the strength.
04-07-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,770
Posted By veloz

I’ve got steel, aluminum and carbon bikes. Any...

I’ve got steel, aluminum and carbon bikes. Any one of those materials makes a fine frame that will last a lifetime. Steel feels springy and classic. Carbon feels light, fast and comfortable. Aluminum...
03-23-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By veloz

Check out Velocity Ailerons or A23's.

Check out Velocity Ailerons or A23's.
03-23-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By veloz

Before gravel tires became a thing we used...

Before gravel tires became a thing we used Panaracer Paselas. They're still great tires for road and gravel and folks still use them on the DK200. I've owned 35's, 32's and 28's. The 28's fit on my...
03-23-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,895
Posted By veloz

Wool cycling cap. Like the first pic with visor...

Wool cycling cap. Like the first pic with visor but 100% wool. I wear them from 25-50į, add a thin fleece headband underneath to cover ears when needed (40ish). Headbands from local running shop....
03-20-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By veloz

Aubergine gets the win! Panaracer Paselas in...

Aubergine gets the win! Panaracer Paselas in 27x1-1/4. Great for gravel(!) AND great for anything paved. Possibly my favorite all around tire ever.
03-17-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By veloz

Whoa! That was my first real 10 speed, same...

Whoa! That was my first real 10 speed, same color, same year. Almost all original except for the replaced RD. That bike got me excited about cycling and touring. I saved up and bought a Grand Touring...
03-15-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By veloz

I've used PowerSteps and Superfeet. I like...

I've used PowerSteps and Superfeet. I like PowerSteps better but both are good. I wear narrow Sidi's and have to trim the soles to fit using tin snips. PowerSteps solved my plantar fasciitis issues.
03-15-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By veloz

I've been running A23's 3+ years for urban,...

I've been running A23's 3+ years for urban, gravel and CX. I don't think you'll find anything better than Velocity.
03-07-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By veloz

I've replaced 5-6 of these. Every one had a small...

I've replaced 5-6 of these. Every one had a small self-tapping screw.
03-02-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,635
Posted By veloz

I saw two good answers and I'm piling on here....

I saw two good answers and I'm piling on here. Heat! It takes a couple minutes but a hair dryer will work great. It takes the most minimal solvent to remove any remaining glue residue. Be wary of a...
02-19-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By veloz

Use a few drops of Dawn dish soap with water on a...

Use a few drops of Dawn dish soap with water on a rag. Doesn't take much. Any dish soap will do. Fully deflating the tube will help. So will pre stretch on another rim.
02-17-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By veloz

The ones shown by Wheels Mfg. fit snug but not...

The ones shown by Wheels Mfg. fit snug but not too tight. You could add a bit of silicone but I've never felt I need to. I use these on older restorations.
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