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Posted By XXLHardrock

I suggest going west to east. The wind on the...

I suggest going west to east. The wind on the prairie can be brutal and it almost always blows east off the Rockies. Hwy 1 between Chase BC and Sicamous BC isnít safe on a bicycle in my opinion. The...
06-24-19, 04:37 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Additional chain length for larger cog

If I was to go from a 40 tooth largest cog to a 46 tooth, on a 1X setup, how much longer does the chain need to be?

Iím thinking 3 links. Am I correct?
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Events such as the Trans Continental, Indi- Pac,...

Events such as the Trans Continental, Indi- Pac, Trans Am.

I believe Mike Hall rode around the world on 28ís as well.
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Iím never riding anything shorter than 200mm...

Iím never riding anything shorter than 200mm cranks again if I have a choice.
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Ultra distance tire size choices

There seems to be a trend towards wider tires for localized randonneuring, at least thatís my impression from what I read. My personal experience is very limited as I canít get to group events very...
04-29-19, 08:58 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

My concern is about wearing out the end on the...

My concern is about wearing out the end on the hub itself and not the piece that attaches to it. Good to hear you guys have such confidence it the unit.
04-28-19, 09:26 AM
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Views: 3,334
Posted By XXLHardrock

On my MTB/ touring bike Iíve used 1/4Ē plastic...

On my MTB/ touring bike Iíve used 1/4Ē plastic air line (like what is found on heavy trucks) to shield the 2 conductor wire that comes with B&M lights. Both for the tail light and to the hub. Itís a...
04-24-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By XXLHardrock

Running wires for Dynamo lights

How are yíall keeping the wiring neat and tidy? What are the preferred methods of attaching? Zip ties, electrical tape?
01-02-19, 03:52 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Help me find a suitable fork.

The current fork is 374mm A-C and 44mm rake. Caliper brakes and has adequate clearance for a 32mm tire. Iíd like to add front rack mounts and possibly a disk brake, either Hy/Rd or straight...
12-16-18, 06:07 AM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Iím a little late to the party but after reading...

Iím a little late to the party but after reading the entire thread, I thought Iíd toss in my opinion.

Im 6í3Ē but I have arms and legs like I should be 6í8Ē and have a cycling inseam (pubic bone...
10-07-18, 03:20 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

This guy really wants an Electra Glide....

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Found this on my local Craigslist. Not sure what to...
10-02-18, 08:50 PM
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Views: 408
Posted By XXLHardrock

Yes that bracket is a headlight mount from Busch...

Yes that bracket is a headlight mount from Busch & Mueller. Itís really stiff and isnít going to flex at all. There is daylight between the headset and the bracket.
10-02-18, 08:19 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Squirt lube. Done.

Squirt lube. Done.
10-02-18, 07:49 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Thanks for the reply. The nut has a step in it...

Thanks for the reply. The nut has a step in it and is clamping in the back side of the fork. The condition you describe was what I ended up with at first and I agree that wouldnít have worked.

So...
10-02-18, 04:11 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Is this OK?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f6f401c2_76fe_4f89_a23d_e12452455c98_25839bd7be4e40bf10fc04a5970205d7c06b776b.jpegIs spacing the calliper this far out going to put too...
09-21-18, 09:35 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Shimano BR451. Cheap and loads of room.

Shimano BR451.

Cheap and loads of room.
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Posted By XXLHardrock

And a few shakes of sea salt in one water bottle.

And a few shakes of sea salt in one water bottle.
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Iíve been eating a Keto diet for a few years now...

Iíve been eating a Keto diet for a few years now and my body seems to function extremely well as long as I keep it down to 20 carbs or so per day. I suggest Almonds, Jerky (Keto Karne- havenít tried...
09-16-18, 11:03 AM
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Views: 453
Posted By XXLHardrock

Bump.

Bump.
09-15-18, 08:28 PM
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Views: 1,235
Posted By XXLHardrock

Thereís two types of vices. Record (made in...

Thereís two types of vices. Record (made in England) and all them other ones.
09-15-18, 08:18 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A KHS Flite 747 in XXL. Having a 38.5Ē PBH, I...
09-15-18, 06:43 PM
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Views: 1,688
Posted By XXLHardrock

thatís an interesting bike. What is it?

thatís an interesting bike. What is it?
09-15-18, 04:50 PM
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Views: 1,028
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iíve recently had down tube bosses added to my...

Iíve recently had down tube bosses added to my bikeís frame. It was well worth the 50 bucks the frame builder charged. So far Iíve only used it for a water bottle but thought in the future a stove...
09-15-18, 04:42 PM
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Views: 2,383
Posted By XXLHardrock

For what itís worth, Iíve had the Gravelking in a...

For what itís worth, Iíve had the Gravelking in a 28mm and a 32mm. Both measured about.5mm bigger on a wide rim.

They both rolled very nicely but I preferred the 32mm because Iím a big guy and...
09-15-18, 03:25 PM
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Views: 453
Posted By XXLHardrock

A few road tubeless questions.

Iíd like to try my Gravelking SK 32mm mounted tubeless to some H+ Son Archetype rims.

The tires apparently are good to 55psi as long as they are on tubeless ready rims.

The Archetype arenít...
03-25-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By XXLHardrock

28 & 32 mm Gravelkings (not SK) mounted on H +...

28 & 32 mm Gravelkings (not SK) mounted on H + Son Archetype rims measure 28.5 and 32.5 respectively. Very nice tires and by all accounts Iíve read, comparable to Compass tires for less than half the...
09-08-17, 12:39 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

The one I ordered from USAMade states: ...

The one I ordered from USAMade states:
"Designed for outer ring position double chainring cranks"

I hope that means what I think it means.
09-07-17, 02:25 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Thanks for the tip. I found a 48T FSA on CRC but...

Thanks for the tip. I found a 48T FSA on CRC but would rather buy US made if possible. So I'm going to give USA Made a try.
09-05-17, 01:27 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

48T 110BCD Outside chainring

48T- 110 BCD outside chainring.

Does anyone make this?
I'd like it in Black, aluminum.
10 speed.
I've done quite a bit of searching and have only found them as a complete crankset.

...
09-03-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By XXLHardrock

I've been using a Surly Troll fork on an...

I've been using a Surly Troll fork on an aluminum Hardrock for several years now without an issue. Other than this particular fork being a heavy, rigid, lifeless hunk of metal I've been quite happy...
09-03-17, 07:49 AM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Do the knobs stick out past the casing?

Do the knobs stick out past the casing?
09-02-17, 11:25 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

32mm Gravelking SK width?

Can someone tell me an accurate mounted width for this tire and on how wide a rim it is measured?

FWIW, the 32mm file tread version is 32mm on a 17.5mm internal width rim
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By XXLHardrock

OK , so I've seen hardwood blocks carved out to...

OK , so I've seen hardwood blocks carved out to approximate the profile of the tube and protect it and round bar used to create the dents.

Can I make the dent vertically? The profile is quite...
08-20-17, 08:09 PM
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Posted By XXLHardrock

Good stuff. ...

Good stuff.

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/bibshorts.html
08-20-17, 07:45 PM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By XXLHardrock

Thanks for all the replies. The thought of...

Thanks for all the replies.

The thought of using two shims was to use them end to end with a longer than necessary seatpost in order to hopefully strengthen the whole assembly.

The whole...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By XXLHardrock

Reynolds 520

Reynolds 520
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By XXLHardrock

Chainstay clearance modification?

I have a steel bike that I really like and it easily takes 32's with lots of clearance everywhere- except at the chainstays. Currently there is about 1mm on each side of the tire at its widest point....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,698
Posted By XXLHardrock

What about those electric four wheeled scooters?...

What about those electric four wheeled scooters? Are they considered to be cars as well?
08-20-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,456
Posted By XXLHardrock

I have one pair of bib tights and think they are...

I have one pair of bib tights and think they are fantastic. I removed the chamois and wear padded shorts underneath instead.

Check out Aerotech Designs, they'll have something to suit you.
08-20-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,859
Posted By XXLHardrock

32mm Gravelking, file tread. Roll very nicely and...

32mm Gravelking, file tread. Roll very nicely and measure 32.5mm at 95 psi on H-+ Son Archetype (17.5mm internal width IIRC) rims.

28mm at 105 psi on the same rim measure 29mm.

I recommend...
08-14-17, 04:22 PM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By XXLHardrock

Seatpost shims: OK solution or not?

Looking at possibly shimming a 27.2 seatpost to a 29.8 hole. Cane Creek makes a shim thats 100mm long. Thought I would use 2 of them and cut the collar off one so that there would be more seatpost...
08-12-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,910
Posted By XXLHardrock

My 2014 came in and I put it together last night....

My 2014 came in and I put it together last night. I used some H+ Son Archetype rims with 105 hubs I had and was pleasantly surprised that 32mm file tread Gravelkings just fit!
Actual mounted width...
07-23-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By XXLHardrock

Brake cleaner.

Brake cleaner.
07-22-17, 04:18 PM
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Views: 2,237
Posted By XXLHardrock

So it's been a few years on that seatpost now....

So it's been a few years on that seatpost now. How is it holding up?

I've just ordered a leftover NOS 2014 2XL 747 and I'm looking at seatposts. I called Thompson and was told there are no plans...
07-21-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,426
Posted By XXLHardrock

Thanks, that's encouraging.

Thanks, that's encouraging.
07-21-17, 01:23 PM
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Views: 5,426
Posted By XXLHardrock

The 747 in a 2XL comes with 200mm cranks and that...

The 747 in a 2XL comes with 200mm cranks and that is taken into account in all the numbers I posted.

The crank length and a frame designed for them are the main drivers for the purchase. Plus...
07-21-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,426
Posted By XXLHardrock

Thanks for your advice. I just placed an order...

Thanks for your advice. I just placed an order for the KHS 747. A Big bike for a big guy.
07-21-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,426
Posted By XXLHardrock

I'm about 250#. I'm sure I could find a longer...

I'm about 250#. I'm sure I could find a longer post in a different brand but I really like the Thompson.
07-21-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,426
Posted By XXLHardrock

I want to use a Thompson because it is a quality...

I want to use a Thompson because it is a quality product and I've had great service from one currently.
It never slips.
Nicely made.
Great adjustability.

There will be 225mm exposed. About...
07-21-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,426
Posted By XXLHardrock

The proposed frame will be a KHS 747 2xl. It...

The proposed frame will be a KHS 747 2xl. It won't be too small.

The frame is steel. Minimum insertion for the Thompson 29.8 330mm is stated as 63.5mm. So there will be 100mm inserted.
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