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Forum: For Sale
01-21-20, 01:11 PM
Forum: For Sale
01-06-20, 08:35 AM
12-31-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 117,820
Posted By amgarcia

Gunnar Hyper XX 52cm (54cm ett) for something else

My Gunnar is a bit too big. Looking to trade for slightly smaller gravel/adventure bike. I've posted it in the Marketplace with additional photos well....
Forum: For Sale
12-31-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By amgarcia

Gunnar Hyper XX 52cm (54cm ett), ENVE fork, and headset

I'm selling a Gunnar Hyper XX size 52 (54 top tube). Frame, ENVE CX fork, and headset. It is purple and has no braze ons for racks or a front derailleur.

The only flaws are some small chips on the...
11-12-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,859
Posted By amgarcia

Did you ever get it? What's it look like and...

Did you ever get it? What's it look like and how's it ride?

I got a Gunnar Roadie today, although mine is purple. I love my Crosshairs.
01-08-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By amgarcia

Yep! I have 6700 shifters, FD, and RD.

Yep! I have 6700 shifters, FD, and RD.
01-08-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By amgarcia

From Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles: ...

From Mike Varley of Black Mountain Cycles:

"That was a while back. The cranks now work well w/10-speed. They changed the design of the large chainring. It does work best with a Shimano front...
01-08-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By amgarcia

Not new! If I have to give up on it, I'll likely...

Not new! If I have to give up on it, I'll likely buy the Shimano CX70 crankset with a cheap Shimano bottom bracket.
01-08-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By amgarcia

I have 8 speed friction on my commuter and it...

I have 8 speed friction on my commuter and it works just fine with 7 speed chainrings. I wouldn't much worry about it.

Sadly, I'm already all in with a full Shimano 6700 crankset. I was hoping to...
01-08-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By amgarcia

The only not sentimental reason is I already...

The only not sentimental reason is I already bought the appropriate Phil Wood square taper bottom bracket for the White Industries crankset, which was a pretty penny. The other reasons include...
01-08-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By amgarcia

White Industries VBC and 10 Speed Shimano

Based on this post at Black Mountain Cycles (Black Mountain Cycles: Bells and whistles... (http://www.blackmtncycles.com/2013/01/bells-and-whistles.html)), suggests that the White Industries VBC...
Forum: For Sale
12-30-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,359
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 322,095
Posted By amgarcia

Brooks Swift Titanium in black. Want Brooks C17,...

Brooks Swift Titanium in black. Want Brooks C17, Brooks Professional, maybe a modern titanium railed saddle.
11-11-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By amgarcia

Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
11-11-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By amgarcia

This is super-useful and just what I wanted to...

This is super-useful and just what I wanted to hear. I will be using a Chris King headset. Any worries?
11-11-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By amgarcia

Exactly. I want a high rake fork (for low trail)...

Exactly. I want a high rake fork (for low trail) when I'm carrying a front bag and potentially panniers on my lowriders. I want a low rake fork (for high trail) for "fast" riding, trails, and 'cross...
11-11-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By amgarcia

I felt like it should be that easy, but I was...

I felt like it should be that easy, but I was worried I was missing something.
11-11-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By amgarcia

"Quick"-change fork

I found a Gunnar Crosshairs frame and "NOS" Alpha Q fork for a steal. I've been looking for a cross bike for trails and possibly racing next season, so it was a no brainer.

I currently use an '88...
Forum: Touring
10-29-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,081
Posted By amgarcia

Did you ever get your Camargue? What do you think?

Did you ever get your Camargue? What do you think?
10-08-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 19,483
Posted By amgarcia

I installed a Brooks C17 Carved in black last...

I installed a Brooks C17 Carved in black last night on my road bike (vintage steel Ciocc Designer 84 with modern Shimano 6700 components). It has about 2 inches drop to the bars. I previously had a...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

All the recommendations for a Troll. Now I need...

All the recommendations for a Troll. Now I need to find a frameset my size! If anyone has a 16-inch available...

I think the answer is n+1. My commute is fairly short (6 miles round trip), so...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

I keep coming back to this point after multiple...

I keep coming back to this point after multiple tangents.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

First of all, that Monk is awesome. On your...

First of all, that Monk is awesome.

On your mountain bike point, you may be correct - I rode my old Surly Cross Check on a local trail and it went "okay". I didn't have enough standover, but I...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

I typically just carry the essentials in my rando...

I typically just carry the essentials in my rando bag - wallet, keys, cell phone, NiteRider, a snack or two, and a few misc. things.

I am probably overthinking the trail thing, but I would rather...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

Just what I was worried about! Not sure if n+1+1...

Just what I was worried about! Not sure if n+1+1 is possible though.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

I certainly have, but it doesn't do the offroad...

I certainly have, but it doesn't do the offroad thing of Hypothetical Stable Number 1 and seems to burly for Hypothetical Stable Number 2. I will add that too the list and consider it a bit more...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,628
Posted By amgarcia

Help with a new commuter/mtb/tourer/campe: Surly Troll vs. Velo Orange Camargue vs...

I'm looking for a commuter, mountain bike, and camper all rolled into one (85%, 10%, 5%). I commute 4 days a week in most weather and would like to be able to utilize trails and come off curbs a...
09-16-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,105
Posted By amgarcia

Yes, but it has cantilever bosses as well.

Yes, but it has cantilever bosses as well.
09-16-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,105
Posted By amgarcia

Thanks for the tips! The Geax Booze Light looks...

Thanks for the tips! The Geax Booze Light looks good. Not as wide as the Hookworm, but seems to be a good compromise.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for those Snowcat rims. That's basically what I'd...
09-05-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,105
Posted By amgarcia

I thought this may be a problem (hence the post)....

I thought this may be a problem (hence the post). If it is a problem (which it seems to be), I'll likely suck it up and use mechanical BB7s.
09-05-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,105
Posted By amgarcia

I mostly wanted the widest slicks available. I'm...

I mostly wanted the widest slicks available. I'm willing to think about something else, for sure. I guess I should go back to looking at Big Apples or similar.

Please make some suggestions on...
09-04-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,105
Posted By amgarcia

Suggestions for Really Wide Rims (for Rim Brakes?)

I am going to build up a Surly Troll soon for commuting, camping, mountain biking, and everything in between.

The goal is to run smooth Maxxis Hookworms (26x2.5) for commuting and the widest tires...
06-11-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By amgarcia

Thanks, everyone. I'll probably grab a Nitto...

Thanks, everyone. I'll probably grab a Nitto Periscopa (which has sub-2.5" minimum insertion line), but it is good to know that others generally think it will be okay.
06-10-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By amgarcia

After some measuring, it seems I need the bottom...

After some measuring, it seems I need the bottom of the stem to minimum insertion line to be approximately 2.5 inches instead of the 3 inches that are pretty common on stems.

I have a old Nitto...
06-10-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By amgarcia

Well, these things certainly have liberal safety...

Well, these things certainly have liberal safety factors, but I would hate to do anything but abide by the minimum insertion and have something happen to her.

What do others think?
06-10-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By amgarcia

I'm almost certain the bars are 25.4. Anyone know...

I'm almost certain the bars are 25.4. Anyone know the insertion on the dirt drop?
06-10-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By amgarcia

It is a 19 inch (48 cm) frame. I'll get you the...

It is a 19 inch (48 cm) frame. I'll get you the relevant measurements when I get home from work (how much insertion, headset, etc).

Ideally, I wouldn't cut the Nitto stem simply because I can...
06-10-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By amgarcia

Minimum Insertion to Bar Height Ratio

Hello all!

My wife rides a 1984 Trek 660 road bike. She's not a fan of drop bars despite my attempts, so we switched her to mustache bars. The consensus seems that you have to get mustache bars up...
02-16-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By amgarcia

Oops! - Garmin Edge 500 Start 60+ Miles from End of Ride

I accidentally started my Garmin Edge 500 after returning from a 67+ mile charity ride today, and now my Strava ride reads that I cycled 131 miles!

http://www.strava.com/activities/113856216
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Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,648
Posted By amgarcia

I likely won't be doing full tours, just 200k at...

I likely won't be doing full tours, just 200k at light loads or 60k for higher loads. Not really out far enough where help is outside the realm of possibility.
Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,648
Posted By amgarcia

This is helpful. I'd certainly like 36h wheels,...

This is helpful. I'd certainly like 36h wheels, but I found some for my budget (~$300) and 32h.
Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,648
Posted By amgarcia

(Not Quite) Touring Wheelset - 700c 32h Velocity A23 with Ultegra Hubs - Thoughts?

Since there's no "bike camping" thread, I thought this would be the best place. Wheels are generally super-important to tourers.

I'm looking for a "budget" wheelset for camping, commuting,...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 61,429
Posted By amgarcia

The versatility of this frame is simply...

The versatility of this frame is simply ridiculous. Redone once again, this time as a true gravel grinder.

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Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 61,429
Posted By amgarcia

What tires are these?

What tires are these?
10-04-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,643
Posted By amgarcia

Also, the new wide version of the Soma Sparrow...

Also, the new wide version of the Soma Sparrow takes barcons.

Personally, I've used them on those and the Nitto Albatross.
Forum: Touring
09-26-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By amgarcia

I was worried that the Campee or Big Rack were my...

I was worried that the Campee or Big Rack were my only options.

Looks like I'll have to sell my M12 to make room for one of them. Nitto really should make stand-alone lowriders.
Forum: Touring
09-26-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By amgarcia

Vanity - Low Rider Fork Mounted Racks

I'd like to find some lowrider racks for my '88 Trek 520 so I can finally get into some bike camping and more extensive bike errands, but there's a little problem...

I'm quite vain. My rear rack...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 61,429
Posted By amgarcia

Transormation

Found myself an '88 Trek 520, so my Cross Check went from a classy lady (pictured first) to a fat-tired single speed. Note the flipped Nitto Albatross bars.
08-03-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By amgarcia

Vintage 105 Downtube Shifters to Bar Ends

I'm doing some office wrenching (sitting in my office, wasting time, and thinking about my bike).

I recently picked up an '88 Trek 520 and have decided to convert my Surly Cross-Check to a single...
08-03-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,003
Posted By amgarcia

I'm in a very similar situation. Last Thursday I...

I'm in a very similar situation. Last Thursday I picked up a '88 Trek 520 with Reynolds steel. The thing may have been ridden once; it was in perfect condition besides the dust.

It seems we've...
08-02-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By amgarcia

Wow, Hydrated. That's gorgeous, and basically...

Wow, Hydrated. That's gorgeous, and basically what I want to do with mine eventually. I've got some holdovers from my Cross Check (Nitto M12, etc.) that should work beautifully. I'll keep all my...
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