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Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By 5teve

You'll most likely have to dig grit and dirt out...

You'll most likely have to dig grit and dirt out of the stud pockets. It's a pain. I use a separate wheel/tire set for studded tires. They sell little buttons you can put in the stud pockets to...
02-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,602
Posted By 5teve

Pacific Northwest, ideally, in or near a small...

Pacific Northwest, ideally, in or near a small college town.
02-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,863
Posted By 5teve

In some european countries the driver is presumed...

In some european countries the driver is presumed to be at fault when a ped or cyclist is struck, and must prove otherwise. That would seem to address your concerns while more consistently holding...
01-31-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By 5teve

I think the higher stays must be the latest...

I think the higher stays must be the latest version. The flat mount brake would be a more modern choice, and the bikes currently on Ibis' website are all that way. ...
01-23-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,426
Posted By 5teve

Not. The "self-powered motion" aspect of cycling...

Not. The "self-powered motion" aspect of cycling is a big part of the experience for me. I'd rather go slower for shorter distances than use a boost. I'm 57, if it matter.
01-22-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By 5teve

I dreamed that I was riding through a convoluted...

I dreamed that I was riding through a convoluted residential area, all cul-de-sacs and looping, twisting unsigned roads and intersections. I could hear sirens in the distance and was trying to avoid...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-02-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By 5teve

If you're not running them tubeless, that right...

If you're not running them tubeless, that right there could save you a couple of pounds.
01-02-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By 5teve

Well, that's about the size you'd want-the rule...

Well, that's about the size you'd want-the rule of thumb is to get fenders a centimeter wider than your tire. (give or take a mm) The Portland fenders are ok, a little heavy and fiddly to set up...
12-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 5teve

Yep, they feel pretty much like a normal mountain...

Yep, they feel pretty much like a normal mountain bike once you're rolling, albeit one with tons of traction and a monster truck, roll over anything footprint. They take a little more body english...
12-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 5teve

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often...

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often worthwhile!

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Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By 5teve

No problem, thanks for letting me know! Heh, I'm...

No problem, thanks for letting me know! Heh, I'm thinking that we 650b'ers are the ones that are "different."
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By 5teve

Sure, they're just laying around at this point. ...

Sure, they're just laying around at this point. I could always take more if the price seems stupid low. B-)
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By 5teve

No worries, hope you like them!

No worries, hope you like them!
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By 5teve

I've got a super low-mileage set of 650bX48 SK's...

I've got a super low-mileage set of 650bX48 SK's hanging in my basement if you're interested. I tried them for a couple rides but find slicks suit my needs better. $55...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By 5teve

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.
11-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By 5teve

Those are all brands with good reputations. I...

Those are all brands with good reputations. I would give weight to your tire clearance and geometry preferences, test ride availability and local shop support. If you can get one through a shop and...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By 5teve

https://michigantrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2018...

https://michigantrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lake-to-Lake-Brochure-2-sides.pdf

A lot of it is unfinished.
10-29-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By 5teve

That was a great story.

That was a great story.
10-02-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By 5teve

Ortlieb saddlebags. You can buy spare mounts too,...

Ortlieb saddlebags. You can buy spare mounts too, to easily move it from bike to bike. https://ortliebusa.com/product-category/bike-bags/bicycle-seat-bags/
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,391
Posted By 5teve

Definitely helps on days when you are in and out...

Definitely helps on days when you are in and out of shadows. It's a good investment.
09-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By 5teve

The problem with defining "gravel bike," is that...

The problem with defining "gravel bike," is that there's such a range of gravel and such a range of bikes, and such a range of companies with different visions for their products. Most of my gravel...
09-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By 5teve

I have a friend that runs 2.8's! He has one of...

I have a friend that runs 2.8's! He has one of these:

https://bearclawbicycleco.com/beaux-jaxon-titanium-gravel-plus-bike/

It's an awesome bike-I wish I needed one! I'm pretty happy with the...
09-06-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 179,376
Posted By 5teve

Window buddies! ...

Window buddies!

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08-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By 5teve

Velocity Quill is close at 24.5 external width. ...

Velocity Quill is close at 24.5 external width. https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/quill-622
08-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 179,376
Posted By 5teve

Usually, yes, and if not at a glance, pretty...

Usually, yes, and if not at a glance, pretty quickly. They all have slightly different builds and faces, and quite different mannerisms and voices.
08-19-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 179,376
Posted By 5teve

Few more shots of the triplets. ...

Few more shots of the triplets.

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08-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 179,376
Posted By 5teve

Thanks! They're really fun to be around, very...

Thanks! They're really fun to be around, very affectionate and mellow. They're litter-mates, obviously-we took in the three of them when they were babies. Even now, at 20+ pounds each, they still...
08-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,424,426
Posted By 5teve

My current trail bikes, from oldest to newest. ...

My current trail bikes, from oldest to newest.

Custom Curtlo softail, my first and favorite custom frame-built for 27.5 wheels when they were called 650b and there were only three tires and two...
08-16-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By 5teve

I've been using eggbeaters on all my bikes since...

I've been using eggbeaters on all my bikes since they were first introduced. They need rebuilding and service occasionally but it's not hard to do. They've been a solid choice for me.
08-16-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 179,376
Posted By 5teve

"The boys." ...

"The boys."

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08-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By 5teve

Classic Gary Fisher mtb tandem

Saw this for sale on consignment at my local bike shop last night. Lots of cool, vintage parts, looks mid-80s. In really nice condidion too! Hope it finds a good home.
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08-14-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By 5teve

I've been getting allergy shots for a couple of...

I've been getting allergy shots for a couple of years now. I had been having more severe reactions every year, the worst in late spring/early fall as I ramped up my cycling activity. Symptoms...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-08-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,008
Posted By 5teve

Me too, in the Lansing area. If you really...

Me too, in the Lansing area.

If you really want to fit 4" fat tires you will in fact need another bike, so the shop would not be steering you wrong there. But, if you want to ride the bike you...
08-06-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 30,680
Posted By 5teve

Don't be too scared to ride if you want to. I...

Don't be too scared to ride if you want to. I think people tend to focus too much on the risk of cycling on public roads and downplay the risk of driving on them. They're just dangerous places, no...
08-02-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By 5teve

I have Wolftooth elliptical rings on my mtbs and...

I have Wolftooth elliptical rings on my mtbs and they make a slight but unmistakable difference in smoothing my pedal stroke and adding a bit of oomph to climbing. I like them a lot.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,199
Posted By 5teve

Right? I should have this problem! Rumrunn,...

Right? I should have this problem!

Rumrunn, just go for a ride on friday, anywhere you want to. Heck, ride to work and back without actually working. S'all good.
07-26-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By 5teve

I'd show the damage to the shop where you bought...

I'd show the damage to the shop where you bought the wheel. If they feel it's not safe to use I don't doubt they'd replace it for you. If you show it to them and they say go ahead and use it but it...
07-26-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By 5teve

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php...

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=5912

Should find some things here...
07-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By 5teve

I have an old Sugoi jacket that has the backwards...

I have an old Sugoi jacket that has the backwards zipper feature. As you say, you get used to it.
07-03-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,228
Posted By 5teve

My custom Curtlo Soft-tail, had it since 2009. I...

My custom Curtlo Soft-tail, had it since 2009. I wanted a 650b mtb but the off the rack choices were scarce. This was back when there were only a couple choices in tires and forks. I love the way...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,846
Posted By 5teve

Buy the pre-drilled version, it's a good bit less...

Buy the pre-drilled version, it's a good bit less trouble to install.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,846
Posted By 5teve

One mans goofy is another mans classy! I think...

One mans goofy is another mans classy! I think many bikes look better with a proper set of mudguards. They will keep your bike and body cleaner in any situation and dress up a bike nicely if...
05-31-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,793
Posted By 5teve

The new Allied Able is pretty slick. ...

The new Allied Able is pretty slick. https://alliedcycleworks.com/pages/allied-able
05-30-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By 5teve

I'd urge you to get a bottle that has a valve...

I'd urge you to get a bottle that has a valve cover. I got really sick from a contaminated water bottle years ago during a rainy, multi-day dirt road and railtrail tour and it was horrible. I like...
05-17-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,375
Posted By 5teve

Well, I don't know if my experience will apply to...

Well, I don't know if my experience will apply to your situation. The problem I have is that my legs burn and feel fatigued before I think they should. It feels like what used to be referred to as...
05-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,307
Posted By 5teve

Giant has always claimed that their carbon was a...

Giant has always claimed that their carbon was a cut above other brands. I guess this is them putting their money behind that claim. I would consider one were I in the market.
05-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,093
Posted By 5teve

Not a typo evidently: ...

Not a typo evidently: ...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-06-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By 5teve

If you can get the same brand as your old cranks...

If you can get the same brand as your old cranks you'll have a better chance that it will work with your existing bottom bracket. Failing that, Raceface makes several 30mm spindled crank models in...
04-26-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,983
Posted By 5teve

Heck, if we're doing Campy of the past, I'll take...

Heck, if we're doing Campy of the past, I'll take the 8 speed Chorus/Racing T stuff I had on my Waterford, late 90's. Absolutely beautiful, fantastic function, great longevity. (no pics,...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-24-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By 5teve

Blackburn mini pumps have always been great for...

Blackburn mini pumps have always been great for me. Lifetime warranty as well. When I'm going "out there," I also carry a tubeless repair kit and often a tube just in case. Might consider a small...
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