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01-23-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By N2deep

Maybe, just maybe, a few pictures and a clear...

Maybe, just maybe, a few pictures and a clear description of the tools and what your trying to accomplish would help us help you.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By N2deep

Start by using it smaller than your desired...

Start by using it smaller than your desired diameter and adjust it a few thousands at a time, measure the cut and adjust until you get the desired hole. You could measure the reamer but remember thar...
01-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,634
Posted By N2deep

This is all snobbish bullpoop. Sounds like some...

This is all snobbish bullpoop. Sounds like some shallow, stoopid, self empowering pigmy idea for saving the world. You need to see the people in this world whoís mother and father work their asses...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,385
Posted By N2deep

Think of bike prices this way, Dicks, XYZ sports...

Think of bike prices this way, Dicks, XYZ sports and many other can sell a functioning dirt bike for $500 and still make 20%. The manhours, tooling and expertise required to manufacture that $500...
01-13-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By N2deep

That strategy will get you zero rides here....

That strategy will get you zero rides here. Corpus Christi is flat but our avg wind speed is ~15 mps. Wind is our hills and most everyone rides into the mid 20s if the gusts are reasonable. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,385
Posted By N2deep

Great point and thatís why a lot of us are...

Great point and thatís why a lot of us are fishing the used pond for components or building outside of the conventional markets. The whole situation is ridiculous as bike prices pre-pandemic were...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,385
Posted By N2deep

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01-11-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,547
Posted By N2deep

Dont buy into the hype. Most of the lead or...

Dont buy into the hype. Most of the lead or faster riders Ive seen are riding skinnier tires, like 28s or 30s. Of course skill level has a lot to do with it and that most of the trails are packed...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By N2deep

When traveling I use a front rack and ortlieb...

When traveling I use a front rack and ortlieb panniers. I like the weight distribution aspect of front panniers and in the future will consider a porteur bag. BTW, Ortlieb panniers have a handle...
01-10-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By N2deep

I would suggest a steel frame with 36 spoked...

I would suggest a steel frame with 36 spoked wheels and a great groupset. Surly makes great bikes and building a custom for the size of your budget could be an option if you take your time and buy a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By N2deep

Hafny FR03 68 mm dia and blue anti glare. Best of...

Hafny FR03 68 mm dia and blue anti glare. Best of the best.
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By N2deep

Not sure about the maps however they have an...

Not sure about the maps however they have an interactive map that has the detail needed to plan your trip. Google GAP interactive map. Have fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By N2deep

Absolutely. Again minute changes. I believe the...

Absolutely. Again minute changes. I believe the weight spread is 40/60 so a little wider rear tire should theoretically spread the load over a few more mmís and provide a little more dampening. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By N2deep

I run a 26/28 specialized turbos on my Domane and...

I run a 26/28 specialized turbos on my Domane and will go 28/30 next tire change but am limited to 30mm max due to the frame. Although the change in width is minimal I believe that it helps with...
01-02-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By N2deep

I needed a sub compact to ride the hills around...

I needed a sub compact to ride the hills around Pittsburgh so I changed to a sub- compact by purchasing the 46/32 Chain rings from Absolute Black. They are an easy fit with the Shimano 8000 groupset...
01-01-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,354
Posted By N2deep

Interesting discussion and thanks for the links....

Interesting discussion and thanks for the links. Our daily wind speed average is ~15 mph and gusts to 20-25 is common. Direct head winds suck but the tail winds are wonderful and make the struggle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,112
Posted By N2deep

A little over 3556 road miles this year, a good...

A little over 3556 road miles this year, a good year for me but a little short of my 300 a month goal. Iím jealous of some of your mileage, good stuff guys
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By N2deep

Wonder if they accept new pinarellos as a down...

Wonder if they accept new pinarellos as a down payment for a nights stay?
12-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,137
Posted By N2deep

Iím jealous, the Mt Lemon ride is definitely high...

Iím jealous, the Mt Lemon ride is definitely high on my hit list. Best ride of the year for me is the Concur the Coast which circles Corpus Christi Bay. Its the only day of the year that we can...
Forum: Foo
12-21-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By N2deep

You should also consider asking for a car...

You should also consider asking for a car allowance which can be an option for companies that don't want the accounting hassle. Often this is easier to negotiate especially if your company does not...
12-21-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,474
Posted By N2deep

Lots of great advise above. However, Lights,...

Lots of great advise above. However, Lights, lights and more lights!! Tail light on seat, red flasher on helmet and blinker on the handle bar. Buy the best lights you can afford as visibility is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,418
Posted By N2deep

Respectfully 2020 hindsight is a great...

Respectfully 2020 hindsight is a great perspective but I believe sometimes history gets a little sqewed. I too like Lemond but the truth is that old age and buckshot beat Greg, not Armstrong. Trek...
12-19-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,073
Posted By N2deep

Normally I RMA on my birthday but skipped it this...

Normally I RMA on my birthday but skipped it this year due to the heat. I rode 67 miles and decided to skip the extra miles due to dehydration and exhaustion. Sometimes you just need to know when to...
12-19-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By N2deep

Starrett, Mitutoyo and others make Metric and US...

Starrett, Mitutoyo and others make Metric and US thread gauge sets that cover most of the bases. I use these gauges, a flashlight, a dial vernier to measure the major and or minor diameters and a...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By N2deep

I commuted 40 a day, 3 times a week, for a couple...

I commuted 40 a day, 3 times a week, for a couple of months, but had excellent resources at work that included a gym, lockers, a place to lock up the bike and most importantly a shower. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,207
Posted By N2deep

I like the look of Zipps and Enves but the math...

I like the look of Zipps and Enves but the math doesn't work for me. My old Trek Paradigm Comps weigh in at 1600 grams and a nice set of carbon wheels might save 200 grams, thats about $10 per gram....
12-09-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,797
Posted By N2deep

Never mind, 😂

Never mind, 😂
12-08-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By N2deep

I found several ebikes on the side of the road...

I found several ebikes on the side of the road tragically waiting for someone to rescue them from a flat. It appears that most ebikers lack the tooling, spares, physical capacity and or the expertise...
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,416
Posted By N2deep

It’s funny that most often people use the AC to...

It’s funny that most often people use the AC to lower the temperature when we use AC to reduce the humidity levels in winter, a wonderful part of living on the coast. Nice ride weather to ride today...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,053
Posted By N2deep

Im also considering a set of Zipp carbon wheels...

Im also considering a set of Zipp carbon wheels but the math doesn't work for me. My current set, Bontrager Paradigm Comps, weigh in ~1600 grams or 200 grams more than a nice set of carbon wheels,...
12-06-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By N2deep

Mirrors suck but this one works.

I know, I know,, mirrors are a true indication of senility and worse, real aged Fred status. However after trashing multiple mirrors I found one that actually works with drop bars. I bought Hafnys...
12-04-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By N2deep

Although the crosscheck is a great frame I...

Although the crosscheck is a great frame I recommend that you look at the straggler as its the same frame with disk brakes. Wheels are easier to interchange with disk components, at lease in my...
12-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,534
Posted By N2deep

My monthly goal is 300 and December is no...

My monthly goal is 300 and December is no exception, so far 30/300 completed. Might be a tough month to meet any goals with travel and Christmas.. let the games begin..
Forum: Foo
12-03-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,416
Posted By N2deep

Love winters in Corpus Christi, mid-80s with 90%...

Love winters in Corpus Christi, mid-80s with 90% humidity. We can ride all year long in shorts but as noted by the OP we need AC for 11.99999 months out of the year. Weirdly last year we had a real...
12-03-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By N2deep

I like Domane’s especially if it has disks due to...

I like Domane’s especially if it has disks due to the increased tire width capability. As noted above bike fit, components and shop have a lot to do with your purchase. In general I recommend...
11-26-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By N2deep

I have a couple of pairs of Frogs with cleats...

I have a couple of pairs of Frogs with cleats that I would part with for a fair price.. Ill post a couple of pictures tomorrow..
11-21-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By N2deep

Beautiful bike, Congrats!

Beautiful bike, Congrats!
Forum: Introductions
11-21-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By N2deep

Love riding in AZ. Rode from Casa Grande to Gila...

Love riding in AZ. Rode from Casa Grande to Gila Bend last year and from Casa Grande to Buckeye when visiting family in the winter time of course.. Serra Vista is a sweet spot to a lot of places,,...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By N2deep

Sadly most homeless people have serious mental or...

Sadly most homeless people have serious mental or addiction issues that need to be addressed. These are the people that have fallen through the cracks and often they don't want help because of their...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,583
Posted By N2deep

Espresso shots would be appreciated as well as...

Espresso shots would be appreciated as well as iced coffee. Nothing greasy like BBQ, sliders or cooked meat products. I always appreciate PB&Js, a little pickle juice, fruits, fig bars and cold...
11-12-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,227
Posted By N2deep

Actually the 3x9 system was one of the best ever...

Actually the 3x9 system was one of the best ever designed but became obsolete Manufacturers sold everyone on the latest fad the 2x10 system which was replaced by the 2x11 and now the 2x12, so we...
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,875
Posted By N2deep

Look for cold water scuba diving gloves.. There...

Look for cold water scuba diving gloves.. There are several versions but the type that allows you to keep your fingers together are warmer.
11-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By N2deep

Refinish Trek Carbon Frame

I fó-ed up and propped my Domane on a rusty post and it scratched my top rail as it slid to the ground. Although the damage is cosmetic I would like to repair and restore the finish. Does anyone...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By N2deep

Sounds like a small pinch flat. Remove the tube,...

Sounds like a small pinch flat. Remove the tube, pressurize it and dip in water or use soap. Let us know what you find!
11-05-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Posted By N2deep

Recently I built a gravel bike from a new Surly...

Recently I built a gravel bike from a new Surly Straggler frame and the process was easy due to old bike parts in the garage and ebay. I seriously doubt that Surly would repair and or replace a...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By N2deep

Correct, thank you!

Correct, thank you!
11-04-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,851
Posted By N2deep

Too funny, I suppose the earth is flat in your...

Too funny, I suppose the earth is flat in your neighborhood too? Most bike shops have gel pads that you strategically place your butt on and measure the dimples in the gel or if so inclined you...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By N2deep

Great post above. I believe most bike frames that...

Great post above. I believe most bike frames that are hand welded are either tig’d or soldered. Soldered joints provide a large heat affected zone at a lower temperature than Tig and allows more of a...
11-04-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,851
Posted By N2deep

I love long, flat and skinny saddles, brooks...

I love long, flat and skinny saddles, brooks sucks. Its so easy to measure your sit bones today and to determine a range of saddles and manufacturers that should be comfortable, it makes zero sense...
10-22-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 780,974
Posted By N2deep

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Im down to two bikes, a Trek SLR Domane, a sweet...
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