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09-25-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 995
Posted By 5teve

Love my Uvex helmets! I've been stung in the...

Love my Uvex helmets! I've been stung in the scalp too many times. I'm really sad that they pulled out of the U.S. market, I'd love to buy another. There are a few other brands that feature...
07-31-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By 5teve

I'm late to reply but I've been using DZ Nuts...

I'm late to reply but I've been using DZ Nuts chamois cream for a while and it works well for me. Also, if you're getting chafing on the pereneum it might be a saddle issue, either the saddle...
04-22-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By 5teve

Setting up cantis is voodoo, the few times I've...

Setting up cantis is voodoo, the few times I've gotten them to feel like I wanted them to I had little to no idea how I'd done it. I prefer V-brakes for rim-braked bikes, but I'd pay more for a...
04-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By 5teve

https://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya/2020_vaya_grx_6...

https://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya/2020_vaya_grx_600
04-22-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,557
Posted By 5teve

Depends on the tire. There are slow feeling...

Depends on the tire. There are slow feeling skinny tires and fast feeling fatties.
03-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By 5teve

...Says the recumbent rider. B-)

...Says the recumbent rider. B-)
03-05-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By 5teve

Do leg lifts on the couch-it'll help balance the...

Do leg lifts on the couch-it'll help balance the muscle strength in your legs as opposed to pedaling.
03-02-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By 5teve

Dang, John-that's a tough run of issues! Hope...

Dang, John-that's a tough run of issues! Hope you feel better soon.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
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: 92
Views: 5,633
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: 2,392
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: 936
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: 3,116
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: 603
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: 3,197
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: 2
Views: 333
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: 1,023
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: 1,023
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: 28
Views: 6,505
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: 28
Views: 6,505
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: 28
Views: 6,505
Posted By 5teve

No worries, hope you like them!

No worries, hope you like them!
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,505
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: 28
Views: 6,505
Posted By 5teve

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.
11-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
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: 875
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: 606
Posted By 5teve

That was a great story.

That was a great story.
10-02-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
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: 9,223
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: 24
Views: 3,536
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: 2,286
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: 2,264
Views: 218,200
Posted By 5teve

Window buddies! ...

Window buddies!

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08-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
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: 2,264
Views: 218,200
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: 2,264
Views: 218,200
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: 2,264
Views: 218,200
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: 1,450,298
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: 2,622
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: 2,264
Views: 218,200
Posted By 5teve

"The boys." ...

"The boys."

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08-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
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: 1,555
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: 2,895
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: 33,385
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: 4,133
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: 2,383
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: 776
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: 1,216
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: 872
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: 42,842
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: 14,850
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: 14,850
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...
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