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07-30-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By pbass

Very cool-looking bike. I love the idea of...

Very cool-looking bike. I love the idea of flat-bar gravel bikes, and it does seem to be sort of a trendy concept currently, even in the more boutique world. What I would love to see is these kind of...
07-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By pbass

That is awesome. I had a 2015 Unit that...

That is awesome. I had a 2015 Unit that ultimately I let go because I bought a size too big. Started my appreciation of ss'ing. Loved that bike - must be killer drop bar.
07-22-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By pbass

I did--the Wolf Tooth 34T. Has worked out great...

I did--the Wolf Tooth 34T. Has worked out great for me and where I ride, which as I say, is the SoCal mountains. Plus I'm riding about 60/40 dirt/road these days. The lack of top end doesn't bug me,...
07-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Now THAT'S a recovery drink!

Now THAT'S a recovery drink!
07-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Exactly. I've been riding rigid offroad for some...

Exactly. I've been riding rigid offroad for some time now--had nothing but a rigid 29'r for a few years--and it taught me all about picking a good line and body english as you say. You can't just...
07-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Hear hear. I ALWAYS come back with a big smile on...

Hear hear. I ALWAYS come back with a big smile on my face after sending it on my ss, pushing the limits of what I can do on it.
07-10-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

When I say "underbiking" I mean using a tool that...

When I say "underbiking" I mean using a tool that makes the job HARDER. So, no surrendering here! No suspension either;)
07-09-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

"Underbiking" more the older I get...

Maybe it's a desire for simplicity, focus, zen.....I find the older I get, the more I'm "underbiking". Just turned 60. I have a "modern" gravel bike, 1x11, tubeless, et al. I ride it everywhere I...
07-07-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 37,436
Posted By pbass

My trusty 'Check is back to it's original...

My trusty 'Check is back to it's original singlespeed, flat bar glory. Just put the Nanos on today--so far I dig 'em--faster feeling than the Knards that I wore out....
07-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,251
Posted By pbass

Wow, what a cool project bike! Nicely done.

Wow, what a cool project bike! Nicely done.
07-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By pbass

Check out this incoming Sutra:...

Check out this incoming Sutra: https://theradavist.com/2020/07/konas-forthcoming-sutra-ultd-29r/
06-23-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,570
Posted By pbass

I'm bald on top and buzz everything else down to...

I'm bald on top and buzz everything else down to the lowest clipper setting. My helmet is a Giro with plenty of vents. I'm a total cycling cap convert. I have two different Walz caps, a regular...
06-21-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By pbass

I hear ya. I do ride it offroad--the Cross Check...

I hear ya. I do ride it offroad--the Cross Check is a blast in the dirt--but flats are rare simply because it's not seeing that many miles. I live right at the mountains-out my front door just goes...
06-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,880
Posted By pbass

Well, all I know is there aren't too many things...

Well, all I know is there aren't too many things as exhilarating as gunning it up a steep hill on a motorcycle. So, I think I'd probably dig it....
06-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,880
Posted By pbass

My first encounter with E-bikers out on the trail...

My first encounter with E-bikers out on the trail was about 2 years ago: two very out of shape looking guys in street clothes, no helmets, smoking cigarettes while riding, with no trail etiquette...
06-10-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By pbass

Hardly ever see Marins down here in SoCal. Always...

Hardly ever see Marins down here in SoCal. Always liked their bikes, great looking too. I bet yours is a blast to ride up there (I used to live in Marin!).
You won't regret tubeless. I ride my 650b...
06-10-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By pbass

It's so subjective. For me the Niner would be...

It's so subjective. For me the Niner would be numero uno because it's steel.
06-04-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By pbass

Holy ****, and I was just thinking how stupid he...

Holy ****, and I was just thinking how stupid he was to do this fully aware he's being video'd. But, Strava?! OMG...
06-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By pbass

No kidding. As a parent, when you see something...

No kidding. As a parent, when you see something like this, the mama/papa bear instinct kicks right in. That dude is way bigger than me but I wouldn't have noticed.
06-04-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By pbass

He can get enlightened in a cell. And assault on...

He can get enlightened in a cell. And assault on a minor - if he has kids they could be taken from him.
05-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By pbass

Yeah, we've got 650B and 700c gravel and now 29r...

Yeah, we've got 650B and 700c gravel and now 29r mtb again in the garage now. I want my next rig to be for bike packing and long days out in wilderness - 29+ does look pretty cool.
05-29-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By pbass

29rs are fun.

I used to have a Kona Unit 29r singlespeed that I eventually sold because the frame size was always too big for me(though I rode the heck out of it at the time). Have been all-in on 650B since then....
05-28-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By pbass

I ride my gravel bike (drop bar, 650B, 47c tires,...

I ride my gravel bike (drop bar, 650B, 47c tires, tubeless super low psi) literally everywhere I used to mountain bike here in SoCal(of course, I'm not a downhill bike park guy). It's just a...
05-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,225
Posted By pbass

Yeah, I would normally start off looking used but...

Yeah, I would normally start off looking used but this one was a b-day gift and I knew he really wanted new. His interest in riding has sparked again as I say, but in a year he'll be driving so we'll...
05-28-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,225
Posted By pbass

Been putting off getting my teenage son a new MTB...

Been putting off getting my teenage son a new MTB for a few years because he just wasn't riding. He'd outgrown his old one quite some time ago. Suddenly, since the pandemic and stay-at-home...
05-26-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By pbass

Yep, there is a technique learning curve but it...

Yep, there is a technique learning curve but it doesn't take long at all. I can ride in Vans now (with pins) and feel fine for mellower rides (otherwise it's Five Tens, every time). But one thing I'd...
05-25-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By pbass

Well, we ended up with a Jamis Durango A1 - will...

Well, we ended up with a Jamis Durango A1 - will pick it up soon. It's a $600 entry-level MTB but Jamis stuff is usually good bang for buck. Certainly a nice-looking bike and since he doesn't care...
05-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,941
Posted By pbass

I agree. I think it's safe to assume that if you...

I agree. I think it's safe to assume that if you have that information - your reaction time and therefore decision making are affected. It won't give you the ability to predict the future, but I'd...
05-11-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,941
Posted By pbass

You asked "explain how knowing a car is behind...

You asked "explain how knowing a car is behind you makes any difference whatsoever?". I'm just speculating that you can't help but process that information - it can't help but influence your mental...
05-11-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,941
Posted By pbass

I think when the information is processed that...

I think when the information is processed that there's a car looming, your brain likely has some automatic reactions, for example, you consider an exit strategy if things go south. Can I bail into...
05-08-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,355
Posted By pbass

So many recreational riders out there are riding...

So many recreational riders out there are riding hardtails or "hybrids" with crappy suspension forks on them for no good reason. It's just dead weight unless it's a decent fork (and you actually ride...
05-06-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,941
Posted By pbass

As someone who does not wear pods, etc when...

As someone who does not wear pods, etc when riding, when I'm approaching another rider who does, I do it with the same caution I would a driver who I suspect is distracted.
05-04-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 12,941
Posted By pbass

Feels definitely dangerous to me on the road, but...

Feels definitely dangerous to me on the road, but also on the dirt if I'm doing anything even slightly technical that requires mental clarity. I'm just not 100% in bike zen mind if there's music...
04-30-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,292
Posted By pbass

I wear a bandana and only pull it up if I get...

I wear a bandana and only pull it up if I get close to anyone, or anyone w/o a mask passes me and I'm in their slipstream. I'm seeing about 30/70 percent riders with/without face coverings where I...
04-24-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By pbass

The Rove line is excellent. I'm a steel guy, so...

The Rove line is excellent. I'm a steel guy, so the Rove ST is my #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . I ride it on the road, and pretty much everywhere I used to...
04-23-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By pbass

I'm no expert, but I've always figured it made...

I'm no expert, but I've always figured it made the most sense to gear for the climbing where you live. My ss is 42x19. Pretty low, but I live right by the mountains, I'm old, and everywhere I go is...
04-20-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By pbass

The way things are going we'll need a thread for...

The way things are going we'll need a thread for "how to make the most of singlespeed on an indoor trainer"....
04-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By pbass

I do like both sizes, and having come from riding...

I do like both sizes, and having come from riding a ss 29'r mtb, I always kind of felt that with singlespeed, those big wheels helped with speed and getting going and up and over things. But, I ride...
04-09-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,348
Posted By pbass

There's really quite a lot of steel options once...

There's really quite a lot of steel options once you get away form the big 3 as you say, and many that don't break the bank. Some easier to find than others of course:
Kona (always some steel in...
04-09-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,348
Posted By pbass

I guess it depends on your definition of a decent...

I guess it depends on your definition of a decent quality steel frame. For example brands like All City and Surly make steel bikes that IMHO are good quality steel, affordable, and ride great (better...
04-09-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,348
Posted By pbass

I expect that pretty much sums it up!

I expect that pretty much sums it up!
04-09-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,348
Posted By pbass

No mainstream love for steel?

Just curious, as I flip through the latest Bicycling magazine round up of "best bikes in every category". With the exception of one $11k road bike, there's not a single steel bike. There's one high...
03-26-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By pbass

"Gravel" biking where I live is essentially...

"Gravel" biking where I live is essentially mountain biking - it's all steep rutted fire roads and rocky gnarly singletrack. I go into the drops any time I'm tackling rough stuff with any kind of...
03-21-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By pbass

Thanks everybody. The Kurt Kinetic 2 is looking...

Thanks everybody. The Kurt Kinetic 2 is looking like it ticks the boxes pretty well: https://www.kurtkinetic.com/trainers-products/road-machine-smart-2
03-10-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By pbass

Interesting study re: Going hard and your immune system...

We're all trying to prop up our immune systems as much as possible now for obvious reasons. From 2 years ago, but very interesting I thought:
...
01-17-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 32,866
Posted By pbass

Absolutely. Please don't take Cipro. It is far...

Absolutely. Please don't take Cipro. It is far too dangerous. It has a Black Box Warning from the FDA. That is only for the most dangerous drugs. Ask for a different, non-flouroquinolone antibiotic,...
12-18-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,039
Posted By pbass

Thanks for all the replies. I'm apparently fairly...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm apparently fairly thorough, as a rule.....

Lots of good info here!
12-17-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,039
Posted By pbass

Pre-ride safety check--what do you look for?

Title says it all. I'm an experienced cyclist but a noob mechanic. I do give things a quick once-over as a rule, but sometimes....not so much. In my case, I'm talking gravel/adventure in SoCal, so,...
12-13-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 32,866
Posted By pbass

Please avoid taking Cipro or Levaquin if a doctor...

Please avoid taking Cipro or Levaquin if a doctor tries to prescribe it to you. It is simply too risky, and there are alternatives. My story: I recently got "floxed" by Cipro, prescribed for a...
12-10-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By pbass

I'm a little taller than some of you folks at...

I'm a little taller than some of you folks at 5'6.5", but I'm totally sold on the 650B size. Love it for the dirt, and I like it just fine for the road too. I just play around with tire pressure...
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