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06-24-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JWK

Oh, I see. Kinda weird and funny. Oh well,...

Oh, I see. Kinda weird and funny. Oh well, "pedal strike" is the better, standard phrase anyway. My mind was just blanking.
06-24-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JWK

OK, it makes sense that Salsa would only be...

OK, it makes sense that Salsa would only be addressing off-road biking. So I can't see a problem for me for my use. For road use I would use no smaller than a 700c x 38mm or 650b x 42mm. BMC Road+...
06-23-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JWK

Wow, I can't believe the editor wouldn't let me...

Wow, I can't believe the editor wouldn't let me put in "pedal s-c-r-a-p-e" I can't even figure that one out!
06-23-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JWK

Salsa Cutthroat - Why does Salsa say, "No you cannot"?

To smaller tires/wheels, like 650b. They quote "27.5", so I assume they are talking of the typical 42mm and 47mm tires. I don't get it. I've looked over everything on the frame geometry. 70mm...
04-28-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,988
Posted By JWK

Very nice pics. Thank you!

Very nice pics. Thank you!
04-23-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,988
Posted By JWK

Oh, right.....I see now. I never thought about...

Oh, right.....I see now. I never thought about the front dérailleur. That is probably a problem if I use the Sugino triple I was considering. That triple with a 10 speed 12-30 is perfect for me...
04-22-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,988
Posted By JWK

Holy moly. That changes everything for me. One...

Holy moly. That changes everything for me. One of the biggest reasons I was looking for other options was the post on the BMC site stating that "50mm fenders fit just fine". I assumed the MCD...
04-21-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,988
Posted By JWK

How are you managing to put 62mm fenders on your...

How are you managing to put 62mm fenders on your bike? I thought 50 was the max for the mcd.
04-15-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By JWK

You make good points, most of which I've...

You make good points, most of which I've considered. 1x just isn't going to work for me. It might just be too difficult to get the gearing I desire on the cutthroat. It is just such a dedicated...
04-15-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By JWK

That's good news for me. I would be thrilled if...

That's good news for me. I would be thrilled if I got 3K out of a pair of compass tires.
04-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By JWK

2x11 crankset for Cutthroat?

I've been eyeing the Cutthroat for almost two years now. I'm planning on a new bike, so I'm looking at it again. I had to learn about press fit bottom brackets. That was a pain. I finally got it....
04-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By JWK

I sometimes wonder whether I should buy a pair of...

I sometimes wonder whether I should buy a pair of those inexpensive 650b wheels from Velomine and try them on my GT Grade. The only problem is I don't think I could put 47s on. 42s for sure, but if...
04-14-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By JWK

Yeah, I've been wondering for years whether that...

Yeah, I've been wondering for years whether that was you or not I remember from my old Ampage days. I guess you are!
04-12-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By JWK

I'll check them out, but I think I've got the...

I'll check them out, but I think I've got the "wears fast" covered with the Compass.



That's funny. My experience derives mostly from central Maine. Worst pavement I've ever seen, but lots of...
04-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By JWK

Tires - Road/Gravel, bigger than 700c x38mm

I have a number of decisions to make for my next bike. Because of the type of riding I do, I need to choose between 650b and 700c. I ride on extremely bad paved roads and gravel. Some rides are...
10-05-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,988
Posted By JWK

Great looking bike, and I'm seriously considering...

Great looking bike, and I'm seriously considering a frame for a spring ride. I can't make it out *perfectly*, but it seems the front dérailleur cable and the rear brake cable both go down the...
04-28-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,934
Posted By JWK

I think an awful lot of what you think is...

I think an awful lot of what you think is antagonism toward the homeless displayed in the BF is really a strong suspision that the poster is not really homeless, but trolling. Just a possibility. ...
04-11-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,129
Posted By JWK

No, I wouldn't do it. However, if YOU decide to...

No, I wouldn't do it. However, if YOU decide to do it, I think you have a good chance of outdoing the grueling ordeal you put yourself through in Land Run 100 2017. My hat's off to you!
04-07-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By JWK

I forgot to ask specifically: Would either the...

I forgot to ask specifically: Would either the 23mm or 25mm (internal) be better for a 42 tire for handling and/or comfort?
04-07-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By JWK

Help choose between two inexpensive 27.5 wheelsets

I've been thinking about trying some 650b wheels on my GT Grade alloy. The bike came with crappy, narrow rims (I can't remember, maybe 15mm, 16mm ID) and I couldn't put 38s on them without feeling a...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,145
Posted By JWK

OMG, this is rich. Let's see now...pakeboi...

OMG, this is rich.

Let's see now...pakeboi has been on the forum almost 10 years now and has about 130 posts. fietsbob has been on the forum almost 8 years now and has about 32 THOUSAND posts. ...
03-28-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,339
Posted By JWK

I too carry a BFE (bicycle fire extinguisher). I...

I too carry a BFE (bicycle fire extinguisher). I got the ultra-light version from REI. A bit pricey, but oh-so-worth-it.

Unfortunately, this will probably devolve into a 20+ page for and against...
03-19-18, 05:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,350
Posted By JWK

Hey, I hope 9 speed isn't going anywhere, but I...

Hey, I hope 9 speed isn't going anywhere, but I can't find what I want anymore. Sure, there are plenty of new bikes with 9 and 8 speed groupsets, but finding components to change things out isn't...
03-18-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By JWK

Doh! OK, thanks.

Doh! OK, thanks.
03-18-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By JWK

Why no geometry chart? Am I missing something?

Why no geometry chart? Am I missing something?
03-18-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,350
Posted By JWK

Yeah, some head scratchers for sure. Another...

Yeah, some head scratchers for sure. Another thing is that up until a year ago, 9 speed cassettes were plentiful and cheap. They are disappearing very, very quickly from the mainstream marketplaces...
03-18-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,350
Posted By JWK

+1 on the thru axles. I was really, really...

+1 on the thru axles. I was really, really looking forward to this bike's release. Not so much now. It's not any one thing (like the lack of thru axles). I wonder why they're so heavy for an...
03-13-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,516
Posted By JWK

Hey!! How did you find out about the new colors?...

Hey!! How did you find out about the new colors? Mike told me three weeks ago he was going to decide within two weeks. I've been checking in to his website daily since. Nothing! Anyway, since...
02-28-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,288
Posted By JWK

I have used a couple of vintage MTBs for this...

I have used a couple of vintage MTBs for this very same purpose. I would have to disagree with you. Disc brakes aside, there is a huge difference in going to 700c wheels and a much lower BB. There...
02-28-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,288
Posted By JWK

A HA HA HA HA!!! Good point! Yes, I think it...

A HA HA HA HA!!! Good point! Yes, I think it may be time to fully examine the meaning of "Gorilla Monsoon". Since I brought it up, I'll let someone else go first...

To be serious for just a...
02-27-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,288
Posted By JWK

NO! I'm sorry, but you just can't do that. ...

NO! I'm sorry, but you just can't do that. There are rules. You cannot unring the bell, you cannot un-suck the thread. Things are in motion, ksryder has given legal citation. Things now must be...
02-27-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,288
Posted By JWK

Oh no, you can certainly voice an opinion on how...

Oh no, you can certainly voice an opinion on how much a thread sucks. However, that is contingent upon whether the thread actually falls into the category of 'sucks'. I am sorry, but you are...
02-27-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,288
Posted By JWK

+1. Pretty much what I was going to say. ...

+1. Pretty much what I was going to say.



No one will prove you wrong, because you are right! And you know what? It's a beautiful thing. Being right, that is...
02-27-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,983
Posted By JWK

I like everything about the Jari except for the...

I like everything about the Jari except for the 65mm BB drop, but I don't need to pedal around corners or clear big rocks and roots. In any case, it's something to consider when you think about...
Forum: Touring
02-26-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,567
Posted By JWK

I seriously considered a Toughroad. I got pretty...

I seriously considered a Toughroad. I got pretty enthusiastic when I read the specs and especially the geometry. The bike just fits what I want in that type of bike; which is not touring. BUT, you...
Forum: Touring
02-15-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By JWK

OMG, Score!! Congrats. That is a fantastic deal...

OMG, Score!! Congrats. That is a fantastic deal and a great bike.
09-09-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,862
Posted By JWK

No thru axles on the tiagra model, true. What I...

No thru axles on the tiagra model, true. What I think is really weird is the the Apex has thru axles on the front like last year, but still uses QR on the rear, just like last year. IOW, no change...
08-30-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,707
Posted By JWK

Wow, if there was even a shred of doubt in my...

Wow, if there was even a shred of doubt in my mind (and there really wasn't) of whether this is pure trolling, you have just eliminated it.

Kudos on adding even MORE troll bait! You will ride...
08-30-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,707
Posted By JWK

OK, I'll be the first one to say it. I don't...

OK, I'll be the first one to say it.

I don't believe you.

A brand new member, your first thread AND first post and what do you discuss? You do something a lot better than your husband and you...
08-22-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,060
Posted By JWK

From your description, you needed a new BB...

From your description, you needed a new BB anyway. I think you did OK. I bet it feels a lot better riding your bike now. Congrats.
08-14-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,862
Posted By JWK

How did you manage to do that? Just one week ago...

How did you manage to do that? Just one week ago a Salsa rep on the phone told me the 2018 Vayas would not be announced or available "...for about a month". That puts us in the first week of...
08-09-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By JWK

Specific tire size clearance measurements are...

Specific tire size clearance measurements are given on the site for both 650b wheels and 700c for both frame (rear) and fork. The clearances are generous. A fully built up bike will be in the mid...
08-09-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By JWK

I was really excited about this until I looked at...

I was really excited about this until I looked at the stack and reach. Way too low and long for my purposes. Too bad for me. I probably would have pulled the trigger on this one.



I hope and...
07-21-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By JWK

Diamond Haanjo Carbon - Fender size?

I have searched and searched and cannot find an answer to this question.

What is the max fender size for the haanjo carbon frames?

I'm looking at the EXP, but I know the Comp and Trail all have...
06-09-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By JWK

All City Space Horse. BB drop is 75mm.

All City Space Horse. BB drop is 75mm.
06-05-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By JWK

Sold! Seriously, this looks perfect. Thanks!

Sold!

Seriously, this looks perfect. Thanks!
06-05-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By JWK

I like the look of this, and it about the right...

I like the look of this, and it about the right size for our purposes.

A couple of questions:
1. Quick and easy to take on and off?
2. How and where exactly do those straps attach? There are...
06-05-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By JWK

No, we each carry our own things. Actually, we...

No, we each carry our own things. Actually, we rarely get the chance to ride together.

Some good suggestions. I'm liking the Jandd wedge.
06-05-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By JWK

We need more than a seat bag, less than a pannier...

My wife and I have been riding more and more. This has resulted in getting caught out in the rain a couple of times now. So geniuses that we are, we figured we might do something about this.

But...
06-01-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,497
Posted By JWK

No, that's not an old pic. They just came out...

No, that's not an old pic. They just came out this year. This is exactly what I was referring to in post #44. They changed the dropouts on the rear, but kept the fork the same. How lazy and...
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