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05-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By rosefarts

Came here expecting pics of a run in with a sheep.

Came here expecting pics of a run in with a sheep.
05-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 753
Posted By rosefarts

I have the Bitex rear hub. It's a relatively...

I have the Bitex rear hub. It's a relatively light, relatively inexpensive, and high engagement hub.

Don't sweat the bearings. They're going to last a long time. The big deal is that they are 3.5...
05-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,913
Posted By rosefarts

Really, aren't most threads here about butt...

Really, aren't most threads here about butt chugging, when you get to the root of the matter?
05-05-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,913
Posted By rosefarts

In my racing days, I noticed a lot of guys would...

In my racing days, I noticed a lot of guys would lose their winter fluff and get really fast by mid summer.

Being scrawny, I had no fluff to lose. So I used a seatpost I had filled with molten...
05-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By rosefarts

It's either that or his pens no longer click.

It's either that or his pens no longer click.
04-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By rosefarts

Pretty much. A gravel descent around here...

Pretty much.

A gravel descent around here (Colorado) includes washboards, ruts, cattle guards, and switchbacks. 105 gear inches is plenty.

If your rides consist of straight road descents or...
04-26-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By rosefarts

I think the SRAM XD is a game changer. I use...

I think the SRAM XD is a game changer.

I use a 38t chainring.

I've got the 10-42 a d added a wolf tooth 44. Basically I removed the 42 and added a 44. So I've got a solid climbing gear of...
04-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,507,233
Posted By rosefarts

I built these last spring knowing that I'd be...

I built these last spring knowing that I'd be getting a gravel bike sooner than later. It's 32h front and rear and DB with aluminum nips. I'm 140lbs and dropping.

I rode them through the summer on...
04-26-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By rosefarts

I say eliminate sunscreen. And sunglasses too,...

I say eliminate sunscreen. And sunglasses too, while we're at it.
04-25-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By rosefarts

This is one of those things that very possibly...

This is one of those things that very possibly just isn't worth it.

New hub+rebuild or new wheel, new shifter, new derailleur, new chain, new chainring, and new cassette. Everything is new and not...
04-25-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,507,233
Posted By rosefarts

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04-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By rosefarts

Bikes direct actually sells replacement...

Bikes direct actually sells replacement wheelsets. So you could get an upgrade set and ditch the current rear wheel.

How savvy are you mechanically? I build lots of wheels myself. It's not hard...
04-24-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By rosefarts

I have super sensitive eyes. So I've tried a few...

I have super sensitive eyes. So I've tried a few things.

I've got two different pairs of Kroops goggles/glasses hybrids. They're Ok, I neither love nor hate them. Just not quite comfortable enough...
04-21-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By rosefarts

I mountain biked a ton in the 90s then not again...

I mountain biked a ton in the 90s then not again until last year. I got a 29er and it was an absolute revelation compared to what I was used to.

The larger wheel do occasionally have problems with...
04-12-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,933
Posted By rosefarts

I'm not just smoking crack here. 1. I'm 5'9,...

I'm not just smoking crack here.

1. I'm 5'9, and Richey medium fits me perfectly. I have a Swiss Cross for reference.

2. The Outback is a more relaxed/upright/90's mtb version of the SX.

3....
04-11-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,933
Posted By rosefarts

This is an easy one. Get a Richey Outback. Well...

This is an easy one. Get a Richey Outback. Well into the comfort zone but has going fast in its heart. Steel. Only a touch heavier than the svelte Swiss Cross V2 it shares some DNA with.

Not a gas...
04-04-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By rosefarts

I live in southern Colorado. That gives me a...

I live in southern Colorado. That gives me a pretty good mix of flat desert, alpine climbing, and rolling foothills. If my average speed gets too much above 10-12, I need to find a mountain to go...
03-31-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By rosefarts

I am successfully using a Campy short cage with...

I am successfully using a Campy short cage with 12-30. That's with a 50/34.

It works. I don't know if it should.
03-28-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By rosefarts

The only one sitting is a pretty classy Campy...

The only one sitting is a pretty classy Campy Chorus/Open Pro set from my Tallerico, I like the Stan's 3.30ti + Alpha 340 set better most times.

I guess now that my mountain bike has new wheels,...
03-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By rosefarts

I wish I took a few pics. Visually, like at...

I wish I took a few pics.

Visually, like at a glance, the difference between a 17mm vs 30mm internal width rim is huge!!! Makes my little Xcaliber look like a monster truck. They built up nicely...
03-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,340
Posted By rosefarts

I was on a casual little ride with a girl I...

I was on a casual little ride with a girl I fancied.

While changing lanes, I got my front wheel into an expansion gap in the pavement. I hit the ground hard, nearly took her out, and almost rolled...
03-08-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,500
Posted By rosefarts

If you want a fecal transplant, I'll offer to...

If you want a fecal transplant, I'll offer to donate.
03-08-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,881
Posted By rosefarts

Tiny's Powder coating and Chrome polishing in...

Tiny's Powder coating and Chrome polishing in Pueblo West CO.

My point though, for solid work that isn't fancy, nearly every city over 75,000 has something like this.
03-07-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By rosefarts

I have a Voodoo Wazoo gravel bike, 1997 ish and a...

I have a Voodoo Wazoo gravel bike, 1997 ish and a great bike. I've bombed it down some stuff with no worries. I do use salmon pads and they can get loud, but other than that, no issues.

I did...
03-07-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,881
Posted By rosefarts

I think there are two reasons for powder coating....

I think there are two reasons for powder coating.

The obvious is to restore an old bike. This can and should be expensive to have done right. The custom shops are probably worth it.

The other,...
03-04-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,517
Posted By rosefarts

I think you haters just work for "big shoe" ...

I think you haters just work for "big shoe"

The Sidi Cartel?

​​​​​​Toe overlap must be a hoot.
03-01-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By rosefarts

But wouldn't a Buddhist understand that life is...

But wouldn't a Buddhist understand that life is suffering?
02-22-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,556
Posted By rosefarts

I think of it as road riding but with occasional...

I think of it as road riding but with occasional ruts and washboards. A little slower, more scenic for my area, and almost no traffic.

A modern gravel bike will go pretty much anywhere you could...
02-11-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By rosefarts

Thanks for that. That's a great option. Maybe a...

Thanks for that. That's a great option. Maybe a nice enough rim that I'd probably go for a little better hubs and of course I need spokes.

So that's the new top of my list, unless someone else has...
02-10-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By rosefarts

Random musings upon joining the 21st Century.

Here is my old Voodoo Wazoo gravel bike. Honestly, it's a pretty incredible bike.
...
02-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By rosefarts

Get the 2016 model. The current model sucks.

Get the 2016 model. The current model sucks.
02-05-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,507,233
Posted By rosefarts

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02-05-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By rosefarts

I think a little plastic sleeve would increase...

I think a little plastic sleeve would increase cable life.

If you really want to go nice, cut some copper tubes that diameter and bend them to perfectly match the curve of the frame. I think a 1"...
02-05-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By rosefarts

I have 50/34 and 12-30 on one of my bikes. ...

I have 50/34 and 12-30 on one of my bikes.

Don't worry about your top speed. 50x12 is gets me well over 40mph before I tuck and stop pedaling. It's the tuck and long descent without curves that...
01-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,064
Posted By rosefarts

Stan's Crest ZTR are 23mm internal width, weigh...

Stan's Crest ZTR are 23mm internal width, weigh 365g, are tubeless ideally, and cost $100 per rim. My gravel bike has a 1500g set of wheels I built with them for under $500.

Stan's rear hub,...
01-24-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,663
Posted By rosefarts

Has it already been mentioned that this project...

Has it already been mentioned that this project won't be complete without a nice internally geared hub?

My gut feeling is that a 3x will do it, 3x12x3.

If you really want to do multiplication,...
01-23-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,663
Posted By rosefarts

I used to ride a pedi-cab. Specifically,...

I used to ride a pedi-cab. Specifically, https://www.pedicab.com/pedicabs/the-broadway-pedicab/

It had a pretty basic low end triple. What it did have was a second chain to turn the rear axle. I...
01-21-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,663
Posted By rosefarts

What is the minimum speed you can ride without...

What is the minimum speed you can ride without tipping over?
01-18-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By rosefarts

This summer I scored a PR on a big paved climb on...

This summer I scored a PR on a big paved climb on 38mm Gravelking SK, on my way to some gravel. Not a bump, a 2.5 mile mountain ascent.

I was pretty surprised since I take a very fast road bike up...
01-18-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By rosefarts

Getting the levers level, drop bar.

So here's what I do, it's time consuming and I hate it.

1. Two levels, one on seat tube and one on seat. This is to confirm that laying a level across the seat actually is level due to...
01-18-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,793
Posted By rosefarts

Bar tape is basically just foam. Yes there...

Bar tape is basically just foam.

Yes there is some subtlety in the different options but honestly, it's all pretty much the same.

Sure, if you use old school fabric tape and shellac it, it's...
Forum: Recumbent
01-18-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,063
Posted By rosefarts

Double fenetration?

Double fenetration?
01-13-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By rosefarts

As previously mentioned. I have an extremely...

As previously mentioned. I have an extremely strong willed child. He's decided that he hates the Strider. That is simply not an option. Stop bringing it up, it doesn't help.
01-13-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By rosefarts

So I run 40x 11-42 on my bike. It certainly does...

So I run 40x 11-42 on my bike. It certainly does run out of high gears but on dirt, it doesn't matter because I'm tucked and not pedaling.

My new bike will have 44x 11-46. Similar climbing but a...
01-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By rosefarts

It's grease + rust. It eventually ends up in all...

It's grease + rust. It eventually ends up in all my steel bikes.

Without going crazy, I use something long, dowel/all thread to get a rag inside and swab up and around a few times. Then I put...
01-10-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,755
Posted By rosefarts

Easy to carry extra stuff on a lawn chair with...

Easy to carry extra stuff on a lawn chair with pedals.
01-10-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By rosefarts

Definitely from a car tire. Nearly...

Definitely from a car tire.

Nearly everything on the road is from cars. On pavement this includes bungee cords, broken glasses, random shoes, diapers, broken kitchen appliances, bottles, cans,...
01-03-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,579
Posted By rosefarts

I bought an assortment pack a few years ago. Slow...

I bought an assortment pack a few years ago. Slow shipping but who cares, it's not like I needed them immediately.

On the Spectrum, black valve covers...
01-03-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By rosefarts

There's nothing about bent people that's only a...

There's nothing about bent people that's only a little bit different.
01-03-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,164
Posted By rosefarts

I don't live near many people. I haven't had...

I don't live near many people. I haven't had occasion to stop for a broken rider in a few years.

I did pull over in my car and ask a rider if he needed help, said his wife was on the way.

For...
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