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08-29-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

The World Is Right Again

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08-26-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

When I change tires and set the bead, I air it up...

When I change tires and set the bead, I air it up and let it sit, to see if it loses any air. When I ride, I am in the 10-12 psi range, depending how much sand I expect to run into. Being 6'4"/250,...
08-26-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

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08-26-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

My bad. I see that now. Appreciate the heads up.

My bad. I see that now. Appreciate the heads up.
08-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

I get that impression, although it says max 30. ...

I get that impression, although it says max 30. I got to about 25. Eye opening, though. Why especially HED rims?
08-24-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

They were tubeless. I found and ordered front...

They were tubeless. I found and ordered front and back Maxxis Minion's in the same size, 27.5 x 3.8. Couldn't find the Vanhelga's. I may not air them up quite so much when installing:) Thank you...
08-23-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By CaptMike

Tire Blew Off Rim

Has anyone had a tire blow the rim, and then successfully remount it again? I switched from studs to my non-studded tires, and wasn't as diligent as I should have been cleaning the bead of one of...
08-13-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By CaptMike

Thank you, Jose. For me itís about being able to...

Thank you, Jose. For me itís about being able to stay on the trainer longer, and get some kind of body/butt movement. I am certainly no track sprinter. And, 300 is a lot of money. I will look for...
08-10-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By CaptMike

Thank you, gearbasher. That is a 1.05mm spacer. ...

Thank you, gearbasher. That is a 1.05mm spacer. I cleaned up the cassette, put it back together, and am going to take it out for a spin. All my recent, and not so recent miles are on custom frames...
08-05-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By CaptMike

MP has me thinking about upgrading it to an...

MP has me thinking about upgrading it to an 11speed. I am developing some questions about that. One is, I have a 39 inner chain ring. Can I just get a 32 (or the smallest possible) and swap them...
08-05-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By CaptMike

Freehub

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08-04-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By CaptMike

Tacx Neo 2 Motion Plates

I am looking at getting a rocker plate to use with my Neo 2. One of the knocks on the rocker plates is the unnatural side to side motion. Given that the Neo 2 does move side to side (I don't know...
08-02-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By CaptMike

Thank you guys for the replies. That is the...

Thank you guys for the replies. That is the cassette I just took off my rear wheel. Over the years I have gone through a number of cassettes. Back then I just took it to the LBS. So I am not sure...
08-02-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By CaptMike

I may have to lose weight:50:

I may have to lose weight:50:
08-02-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By CaptMike

8 Spd to 10 Spd Campy

I pulled my old, early '90's Merlin Extra Light out of the shed, and was thinking it has been so long since I have ridden it, I might as well clean it up and sell it. But having had so many miles on...
05-20-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,109
Posted By CaptMike

If there are brighter lights out there, let me...

If there are brighter lights out there, let me know!!!!!
05-19-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,109
Posted By CaptMike

How bright is the light? I have the no light...

How bright is the light? I have the no light Varia. It is great. I also have an old Dinotte Daytime Red rear light. There is NO light close to the brightness of that one. It will be hard for me to...
05-10-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By CaptMike

Yoga

I definitely need to start chanting me some Namaste. My lack of flexibility needs to be addressed. Does anyone who does yoga/serious stretching exercises use any of these commercial/structured...
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By CaptMike

I am back at this again, and think I am going to...

I am back at this again, and think I am going to be going your route, Happy Feet. I appreciate the responses, and the pictures.
03-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By CaptMike

Thank you guys for the replies. I guess I was...

Thank you guys for the replies. I guess I was looking for an excuse to get an ultrasonic cleaner, and get the most utility out of it. When SRAM says just soap and water for the AXS derailleur, that...
03-19-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By CaptMike

Electronic Groupsets and Ultrasonic Cleaners

I have the SRAM Eagle X01 AXS groupset on my gravel bike. I am considering getting an ultrasonic cleaner to do some cleaning, especially for all my chains. Then wax them. The SRAM cleaning video...
03-11-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,414
Posted By CaptMike

P90X - Ab Ripper X.

P90X - Ab Ripper X.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-31-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By CaptMike

Thank you, J.

Thank you, J.
Forum: Southeast
12-30-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By CaptMike

Sounds like two great rides. Thank you guys for...

Sounds like two great rides. Thank you guys for the feedback. Safe New Year riding to you all.
Forum: Southeast
12-28-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By CaptMike

Riding the Outer Banks

I am thinking of stopping by the Outer Banks for a couple of days, the end of January. Is anyone familiar with the cycling there? How is Rt 12 to ride on? The shoulder? I'd like to do maybe two days...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-28-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By CaptMike

Riding the Outer Banks

I am thinking of stopping by the Outer Banks for a couple of days, the end of January. Is anyone familiar with the cycling there? How is Rt 12 to ride on? The shoulder? I'd like to do maybe two days...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By CaptMike

Thanks, JP. It looks like it would make sense to...

Thanks, JP. It looks like it would make sense to attach it to the head tube, as the zipper pulls right to left.
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By CaptMike

Bag

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Thank you guys for the replies. This is the bag. I...
Forum: Touring
10-07-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By CaptMike

Top Tube Bag

My top tube is longer than any top tube bag I have looked at. I like the Ortlieb top tube bag, but conveniently, in all the ads, the bag is the same length as the top tube. Can the bag be used...
09-22-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By CaptMike

Thank you all for the feed back. I went with the...

Thank you all for the feed back. I went with the Fleecer Ridge. My eyes were glazing over looking at tires, and which ones were available, or not. So I am going to run these and see how I like them....
09-13-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By CaptMike

Why 1.8/1.9? I talked to Astral, and the tech...

Why 1.8/1.9? I talked to Astral, and the tech guy says he rides 2.4 tires on that rim. So I think I am going to go with the FR. I appreciate the input.
09-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By CaptMike

Thanks, Moisture. The graph states 35-57mm for...

Thanks, Moisture. The graph states 35-57mm for the Outback 25mm inner rim width. The FR being 55. Max frame tire width 2.3. So that looks like it will do it.
09-13-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By CaptMike

Gravel Tire 2.0-2.2

I am taking delivery shortly of a custom gravel bike. It will have an Astral Outback alloy wheelset with White Industry CLD hubs, 32/36 spokes. I am 6'4"/250. It will do road, gravel, rail trails,...
08-10-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By CaptMike

You tell 'em, Matt.

You tell 'em, Matt.
08-10-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By CaptMike

Ekar

Hello mstate. Thank you for the reply. I am going to take it as a "no" that you are using Ekar. I want to do some rail trail touring, along with some gravel romping. I am 6'4", 250, and Old. So...
08-09-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By CaptMike

Campy Ekar

Is anyone out there riding the Campy Ekar groupset? If so, what do you think of it? I have a Seven monster cross type frame on order, and SRAM is holding up the works. Iíve ridden Campy road...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-24-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By CaptMike

Old Man Mountain Rear Rack

Anyone familiar with the Old Man Mountain Fat Classic Rear Frame Rack? I have a Why Big Iron with SRAM X01 components. It was recommended by a gentleman at Revel Bikes. I am not familiar with any...
07-14-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By CaptMike

Thanks, Bill. I have a FR5.2 that doesnít fit,...

Thanks, Bill. I have a FR5.2 that doesnít fit, and for the FR5.2GT, I would have to take the axle out. And still not know if it will fit. I have in my brain that Campy has sealed bearings, and...
07-14-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By CaptMike

I did that cx. I ramped down the QR, clamped the...

I did that cx. I ramped down the QR, clamped the tool in the vice, and the same skipping of the lockring. I think violence is the only answer. I only want to take it off because I wanted to...
07-14-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By CaptMike

I forgot to add that I put the QR in on the Park...

I forgot to add that I put the QR in on the Park one, but not the Campy one. I will give that a go, although I am thinking I may be doing what shelbyv suggests. Thanks.
07-14-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By CaptMike

Stuck Cassette

I have a 10 cog cassette on my Record Triple, and tried removing it using the Park FR-11. It was skipping, and would not budge the cassette lock ring. I noticed that the same tool made by Campy had...
06-29-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By CaptMike

Rear Set Up

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06-29-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By CaptMike

584-96

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06-29-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By CaptMike

I just went out and did a more accurate rim edge...

I just went out and did a more accurate rim edge to rim edge measure, and it was 23 7/16". Just as the H.E.D. rep said it should be for a 27.5 rim. The quick measure I did yesterday was not...
06-29-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By CaptMike

27.5 Tire on 26x80 Rim

Somehow I got sideways on the tire size vs rim size on my Fat Bike. Due to a delay on a bike that I have ordered, I decided to do a scheduled gravel event on my Fat Bike. I have done only short ...
06-22-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,735
Posted By CaptMike

Would 4 or 5 o'clock work?:):) I will do this...

Would 4 or 5 o'clock work?:):) I will do this next time. I have a Monster X Seven being built, which I may receive someday if SRAM starts producing some components, or they make it out of the docks...
06-22-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,735
Posted By CaptMike

Syringe or Not

Does anyone use the syringe to put in the fluid? I've changed my tubeless fat bike tires a couple of times, and it can get messy, even if I am careful. I was initially keen on the syringe, but an...
06-19-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaptMike

Bodylastics

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Have had these for many years. Just retired from being an International cargo pilot, so spend more time on the road than off. Used these off and on over the years. Also,...
05-18-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By CaptMike

Answered

I just saw a previous post on this topic that pretty much answers my question. Thanks.
05-18-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By CaptMike

GRX 2x with 42T cog?

I originally posted this in the Cyclocross/Gravel section, but thought this may be the better section. I don't know how to delete it over there.

I have on order a new Seven gravel bike, and...
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