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06-16-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By BluesDawg

The only condescending attitudes I'm seeing are...

The only condescending attitudes I'm seeing are coming from members of this forum. I enjoyed the video. Education First is one of my favorite pro tour teams. I've followed their coach, Jonathan...
06-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By BluesDawg

I've had a set of BWW wheels in use for about 8...

I've had a set of BWW wheels in use for about 8 years with zero issues. Mavic CXP33 rims with 32 DT Competition spokes f&r on Ultegra hubs. 8 years of steady if not heavy use. A mix of road and...
06-16-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By BluesDawg

It's not the age, it's the stuff that happens...

It's not the age, it's the stuff that happens during all those years.
06-15-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By BluesDawg

Thanks for the description. Took 10 seconds to...

Thanks for the description. Took 10 seconds to find a link.
https://youtu.be/7MJFHWd3XcY
06-15-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By BluesDawg

Shimano says you'll need the new FD, so that's...

Shimano says you'll need the new FD, so that's the official answer. Real world answer will have to wait until someone tries the new crank with their existing FD. If there is enough adjustment...
06-02-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,647
Posted By BluesDawg

I have been running 46/30 chainrings on my road...

I have been running 46/30 chainrings on my road bike and gravel bikes for a few years now. On the road bike I pair that with an 11-30 cassette while the gravel bike gets an 11-36 cassette. The road...
06-02-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,470
Posted By BluesDawg

I can sure relate to this line of thinking....

I can sure relate to this line of thinking. Struggles with my health over the past few years seem to have stabilized, but I'm now a good bit weaker with less potential for really hard exertion than I...
05-26-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,092
Posted By BluesDawg

Monster Cross was a triple Shimano with 10 speed...

Monster Cross was a triple Shimano with 10 speed Ultegra shifters, 105 crank (30/39/50), 9 speed Ultegra RD, 11-36 10 speed cassette.
...
05-25-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,092
Posted By BluesDawg

I'll add another glowing recommendation for a...

I'll add another glowing recommendation for a frame from Black Mountain Cycles. Mike Varley knows what he is doing when it comes to designing, having manufactured and preparing a bike frame. He...
05-13-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By BluesDawg

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/comp-mountain-bi...

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/comp-mountain-bike-shoes/p/155761?color=239676-155761
04-24-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,579
Posted By BluesDawg

I would not hesitate to call or email Mike Varley...

I would not hesitate to call or email Mike Varley with any questions like this. He has very helpful with any questions I've had with both of the frames I got from him, both before and after the sale....
04-10-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By BluesDawg

The rim brake Road and Monster Cross frames still...

The rim brake Road and Monster Cross frames still come with curved forks. The disc brake Road + and MCD have straight blade forks.
03-22-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By BluesDawg

Yep. Not every event uses the same registration...

Yep. Not every event uses the same registration site.

Events Archive -...
03-11-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By BluesDawg

Almost sounds like you are describing the...

Almost sounds like you are describing the difference between the Woodchipper and the Cowchipper.
02-26-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By BluesDawg

Weight savings may be the stated excuse, but I...

Weight savings may be the stated excuse, but I think planned obsolescence was more of a factor.
02-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By BluesDawg

I also have an Advocate Seldom Seen Drop Bar MTB....

I also have an Advocate Seldom Seen Drop Bar MTB. I''m running 27.5x3.0 WTB Ranger tires on mine and I use it mostly for buff singletrack riding and rougher dirt trails like Forest Service roads...
02-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By BluesDawg

You didn't say what size Crux you tried out, but...

You didn't say what size Crux you tried out, but you may want to check out the Specialized Diverge. The Crux is certainly quite capable of gravel riding, but it was designed as a cyclocross racing...
02-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By BluesDawg

Looks like a fun project and a cool bike. Don't...

Looks like a fun project and a cool bike. Don't rule out using an even higher rise stem to get those bars up a bit higher. With drop bar MTBs, most people prefer to get the drop position up to the...
02-24-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By BluesDawg

For whatever reason, when road disc brakes...

For whatever reason, when road disc brakes started happening, rather than use the 15mm standard of most MTB front hubs, they decided to make a new 12mm standard. At first, gravel bikes tended to go...
02-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,891
Posted By BluesDawg

45

45
02-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By BluesDawg

That looks like a good setup and a good price...

That looks like a good setup and a good price from Mill City Cycles. The same components would cost about $350 from Bike Hub Store (http://www.bikehubstore.com/) if you wanted to build them yourself....
02-18-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By BluesDawg

I would look around for a local wheelbuilder and...

I would look around for a local wheelbuilder and tell them your needs and your budget.
02-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By BluesDawg

I am very happy with my Redshift Shockstop stem,...

I am very happy with my Redshift Shockstop stem, 90mm. I did find that the effect was less than I wanted when I first set it up at the setting recommended for my weight, so I changed it to the next...
02-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By BluesDawg

Good point. I currently have a wheel out of...

Good point. I currently have a wheel out of service waiting for me to deal with a six-bolt hub with one of the bolts having a completely boogered up torx head. Damned cheap soft metal bolts!
02-10-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,148
Posted By BluesDawg

If you are having fun riding the bike, enjoy the...

If you are having fun riding the bike, enjoy the uniqueness of your rig! You may be a little slower than you would be on bigger wheels, but you there are probably people on most rides that you can...
02-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By BluesDawg

I just hope that when SRAM makes a mechanical 12...

I just hope that when SRAM makes a mechanical 12 speed road group, the shifters will be compatible with the MTB RD for 1X12 drop bar MTB and gravel applications.
02-09-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,020
Posted By BluesDawg

I've forgotten to take my shoes when taking my...

I've forgotten to take my shoes when taking my bike to start a ride and I've taken the wrong shoes with the wrong cleats for the bike I took a few times. The worst forgetfulness was when I loaded my...
02-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By BluesDawg

Thanks. "Rattle can", so yes, spray on. I took a...

Thanks. "Rattle can", so yes, spray on. I took a lot of time prepping, sanding, primer, sanding, first coat, sanding, second coat, sanding, clear coat. It took about a week altogether, most of the...
02-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By BluesDawg

I usually wear lycra bibs, but I do sometimes...

I usually wear lycra bibs, but I do sometimes wear Pearl Izumi Boardwalk shorts with the Versa liner (sold separately). They aren't as baggy as some and they look more like regular shorts....
02-08-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By BluesDawg

Six of one. A half dozen of the other.

Six of one. A half dozen of the other.
02-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By BluesDawg

Nice job. I did a similar conversion ten years...

Nice job. I did a similar conversion ten years ago of a 1980 Fuji S12-S going from 27" wheels to 700c with 35mm tires. To my surprise, the original brakes worked with the smaller wheels. I also did a...
02-07-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By BluesDawg

Great example. In fact, I used to own and ride...

Great example. In fact, I used to own and ride one of the canti version Black Mtn Monster Cross frames and I now have the new disc version MCD. They both gobble up miles of gravel roads like nothing...
02-03-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,491
Posted By BluesDawg

It is quite possible to mount wide tires under...

It is quite possible to mount wide tires under caliper brakes. The short reach brakes (39-49mm) that are on most road bikes made in the last few decades are good for up to maybe 28mm tires. Mid reach...
02-01-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By BluesDawg

My custom road bike which I sometimes ride on...

My custom road bike which I sometimes ride on smoother dirt roads has a BB drop of 80mm. It has never been a problem by any stretch of the imagination for me. The guy who built the frame for me (Nate...
01-16-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By BluesDawg

I'm an Orange Seal Endurance user and I find the...

I'm an Orange Seal Endurance user and I find the small injector kits they sell work very well for easy sealant filling and refills. Get one of the 4oz or 8oz kits for filling and buy the 16oz or 32oz...
12-22-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By BluesDawg

I think you'll do fine with either i21 or i23 for...

I think you'll do fine with either i21 or i23 for anything from 35-50mm tires. One thing to keep in mind is that rim and tire diameter varies a bit between brands. WTB makes great rims and tires that...
12-19-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By BluesDawg

It's a good basic hybrid tire that will give you...

It's a good basic hybrid tire that will give you reliable service. It is pretty heavy and not the most supple tire, but it does have a good tread pattern for a wide range of uses. Unless you really...
12-19-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,443
Posted By BluesDawg

steel

steel
12-15-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By BluesDawg

When I say as low as you can get away with, I...

When I say as low as you can get away with, I mean for the conditions you'll be riding and for what compromises you are willing to make. Burping, hitting the rim and squirming are clearly too low for...
12-15-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,944
Posted By BluesDawg

Not his green bike or tan sidewalls, but here you...

Not his green bike or tan sidewalls, but here you go with the dark brown Salsa tape and brown Brooks saddle.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1886/42890568790_c1b1b870fa_b.jpg...
12-13-18, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By BluesDawg

As low as you can get away with.

As low as you can get away with.
12-09-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By BluesDawg

Cool

Cool
12-08-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By BluesDawg

Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun with it.

Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun with it.
12-08-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,944
Posted By BluesDawg

Interesting. I had plenty to wrap 44mm Salsa...

Interesting. I had plenty to wrap 44mm Salsa Cowchippers.
12-07-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,944
Posted By BluesDawg

I have the brown Salsa tape on my drop bar MTB...

I have the brown Salsa tape on my drop bar MTB and the Supacaz on my gravel bike. Both are really good, but I definitely think the Supacaz is just a bit nicer in feel, ease of wrapping and quality of...
12-06-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,427
Posted By BluesDawg

Mine is either in a baggy in my jersey pocket or...

Mine is either in a baggy in my jersey pocket or zipped up inside a top tube bag. I think that is what you are calling a bento box. I guess your brother must have left his unzipped?
12-05-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,944
Posted By BluesDawg

I'm using Supacz...

I'm using Supacz (https://supacaz.com/product/super-sticky-kush/)
Super Sticky Kush (https://supacaz.com/product/super-sticky-kush/) in the coffee color on my Black Mtn MCD in olive green and WTB...
12-04-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By BluesDawg

I've been splitting my riding between road and...

I've been splitting my riding between road and MTB ever since I started back riding in 1990 with a Giant Iguana rigid MTB that I used for both road riding and singletrack. Since then I've kept at...
11-26-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 73,162
Posted By BluesDawg

I don't think I've owned or seen a bike with less...

I don't think I've owned or seen a bike with less than a 160mm disc in front. I think my AWOL had 160 front and rear, but the Cosmic Stallion and now the Black Mtn MCD have 160 front and 140 rear....
11-22-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,964
Posted By BluesDawg

Tubeless rim strips and tubeless rim tape do the...

Tubeless rim strips and tubeless rim tape do the same job. Why would you want to use narrower tape than the recommended width for a strip? (or was the 12 a typo and you meant to say 17mm?) Most rim...
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