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Forum: Touring
08-02-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,287
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I bought a Cross Check complete with one change. ...

I bought a Cross Check complete with one change. I had DT Swiss rims laced to XT hubs. I weigh about 280lbs and have never even had to true the wheels. It is fast, flickable, BOMBPROOF and can...
Forum: Touring
06-14-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,804
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I think her point is that it isn't the bike, it...

I think her point is that it isn't the bike, it is the motor
Forum: Touring
06-14-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,804
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Get a Cross Check and you can have a little bit...

Get a Cross Check and you can have a little bit of the good from both worlds. I am 270lbs and use a CC for touring and just general riding. It is fine and has never been a problem at all. I just...
04-29-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Think Geax. Best tires I have used. Great lineup....

Think Geax. Best tires I have used. Great lineup. I am sure you will find one that fits your needs. Personally in your type terrain I would go with their Lobo Loco tires.
Forum: Touring
03-26-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,704
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I have a CC that I have made into the ultimate...

I have a CC that I have made into the ultimate commuter/tourer for my uses. It should be much nimbler than the LHT and should have much better acceleration to help with your commute. I have it set...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,598
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

It would be my Cross Check. Out of all my bikes,...

It would be my Cross Check. Out of all my bikes, it gets the most use
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I kept being told that I was going to get...

I kept being told that I was going to get pneumonia riding in the wet. I was also told that I should not be biking at my age and weight. That one was a little stupid. I told her I would have been...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I agree. The CrossCheck is my most ridden bike...

I agree. The CrossCheck is my most ridden bike now. Aside from commuting, it is the one that I take on the roads when I need to get a quick bike fix in. Here she is in my office drying out. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Well wouldn't you know it. On the way home it...

Well wouldn't you know it. On the way home it started pissing rain in torrents. But, I held up as did my equipment. It took a little longer but that was okay. It was still fun
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

My Cross Check is the most fun bike I have or...

My Cross Check is the most fun bike I have or have had. It can do so many things. Yeah, I look forward to the ride home tonight. Should be interesting
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Too many people can't even wrap their mind around...

Too many people can't even wrap their mind around it. One of my co-workers could not fathom how I could ride 7.5 miles without having a heart-attack. I told him that riding would actually stop me...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Thanks, I did get to see some wildlife that I did...

Thanks, I did get to see some wildlife that I did not even know existed in Alabama. A coyote which was running away from me and a porcupine that was watering itself as I passed. It was awesome! ...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I was a Marine formerly and was embarrassed that...

I was a Marine formerly and was embarrassed that I had allowed myself to reach the point I did. I had to do something. Also, my Doc told me if I did not change something I would not see 40 years of...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Not yet except for a few short overnighters. ...

Not yet except for a few short overnighters. However in April I am going to do the Chief Ladiga Silver Comet ride from Weaver Alabama to Smyrna GA. It is a paved bike path that goes 110 miles one...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

First day commuting!

Outstanding ride! Here in Alabama the weather is getting really nice. I decided to take the Surly CrossCheck into work today. 7.5 miles one way paralleling a US Hwy. Not much traffic, a few short...
Forum: Touring
03-05-12, 12:08 PM
Forum: Touring
03-03-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,637
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Would Trekking bars be suitable for use with bar end shifters?

seems like it would be super convenient as the thumb would be in the perfect place to make shifts when your hands are in the right position. Is the reason they are not used this way the fact that...
02-28-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,378
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

It is. I broke mine twice within 4 months each...

It is. I broke mine twice within 4 months each time about 10 years ago. To this day it gives me problems. Never try to show off to your wife by popping a wheelie while clipped in. That happened...
02-25-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,378
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Hells yeah. That was some of the most fun ever...

Hells yeah. That was some of the most fun ever in my life. And we did not die while doing it
Forum: Touring
02-23-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,223
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I actually use Nitto Campee front and rear. I...

I actually use Nitto Campee front and rear. I wanted the Tubus but got the Campee set at a great price
Forum: Touring
02-23-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,223
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Just so you know, the reason the Tubus is...

Just so you know, the reason the Tubus is expensive is that it is probably the best rack ever made for touring
02-21-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,451
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Any of the bikes you are looking at could be made...

Any of the bikes you are looking at could be made to work with just a few swaps. On a mtn bike just swap tires to something like Schwalbe Big Apples. On a Cross bike just swap for something like a...
02-20-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,008
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

That is a great bike! And for the money, you...

That is a great bike! And for the money, you probably could not have done better. BTW, I noticed it has GEAX tires. What model? Anything by GEAX are among my favorite tires.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 57,476
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

This is my baby. In one of her riding modes! ...

This is my baby. In one of her riding modes! She is my absolute favorite. Always ready for a little exploring or whatever I want to do!

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Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,903
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I was going to say that. Schwalbes are awesome!

I was going to say that. Schwalbes are awesome!
Forum: Touring
02-18-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Great advice!

Great advice!
Forum: Touring
02-18-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,398
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

That is a hella clean install.

That is a hella clean install.
Forum: Touring
02-17-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,398
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I use it and you will have to get a riser because...

I use it and you will have to get a riser because it does come up above my CrossChecks drop bars. Here is what I mean
Forum: Touring
02-14-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,370
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

As the weather warms I intend to do a short tour...

As the weather warms I intend to do a short tour on the Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet trail that goes from Weaver Alabama to Smyrna Georgia. It is a 110 mile long paved bike path that passes through...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I own my own website and have seen much better...

I own my own website and have seen much better flounces than this. I am a relative newb here but had to comment on this thread. I am thinking of buying a folder (BF Pocket Llama) to tour with. I...
Forum: Touring
02-08-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

It really is a good looking set-up and a great...

It really is a good looking set-up and a great way to re-purpose that Ross. Kudos to you
Forum: Touring
02-06-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Were I you, I would base my wheels around DT...

Were I you, I would base my wheels around DT Swiss rims or Mavic and use XT hubs. Use double butted spokes as they will flex slightly and not break as a straight gauge spoke will. I have a...
01-26-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Were I you

I would look at some of the 29er HT's. There are many in your budget. Check out Redline, Haro, GT and maybe some direct order places like BikesDirect.com. You will find the ride you are looking for
07-02-11, 08:51 AM
06-07-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Geax Sturdy 2.1 rear/2.2 Front, Geax Lobo Loco...

Geax Sturdy 2.1 rear/2.2 Front, Geax Lobo Loco 2.3 front and rear, IRC Mibro 2.25 front and rear. Sturdy's are the best tires I have ever used in the SE
05-30-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I have been reviewing an Ibex Maroc 29er. Keep...

I have been reviewing an Ibex Maroc 29er. Keep in mind. this review is from my perspective only. The spec is great. This is the bike...http://www.ibexbikes.com/Gallery_MRC29.html. When I first...
05-30-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

chelboed posted a good cheap wheelset. Go to...

chelboed posted a good cheap wheelset. Go to jensonusa.com, pricepoint.com or cambriabik.com
05-28-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I received a 2.1 Nanoraptor and it fits with...

I received a 2.1 Nanoraptor and it fits with mucho room between it and the chainstays. I will report back after riding tomorrow
05-24-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I was just going over in my head my impressions. ...

I was just going over in my head my impressions. I did a small ride just to get it dialled in to me. 9 miles ove SE singletrack. I had very minimal tire rub on the inside chainstay. The frame...
05-21-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

The owner of Ibex is shipping a new 2.1...

The owner of Ibex is shipping a new 2.1 Nanoraptor to help with the rear clearance. I think it will be a non-issue then. I will report back with a first ride impression.
05-18-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Pics as promised. The rear tire is a little...

Pics as promised. The rear tire is a little close but other than that, is a great spec'd bike. I have not ridden it yet but will this weekend
...
05-14-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

www.ibexbikes.com

www.ibexbikes.com
05-12-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Ibex Maroc 29er

I just recieved an Ibex Maroc 29er to review.
http://www.ibexbikes.com/IBEX_BIKE_SPECS.html?Maroc29#top

The spec is outstanding for the price. I am a 270lb clyde and figure if I can't break it,...
02-27-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Geax Sturdy 2.25. Extremely tall and cushy tire....

Geax Sturdy 2.25. Extremely tall and cushy tire. If the 2.25 won't fit in the rear, use the 2.1. Best tire ever
02-13-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Call up jensonusa or cambria bike. Get them to...

Call up jensonusa or cambria bike. Get them to build you a set of XT hubs laced to Mavic XM321 rims. Should cost you about $250.00 for a bombproof wheelset
02-12-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Yeah, the wrench knows his stuff. Saddlebag was...

Yeah, the wrench knows his stuff. Saddlebag was an after thought
02-12-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Build list is 2005 Stumpjumper S-Works...

Build list is

2005 Stumpjumper S-Works frame
New Septune rear
2008 Minute Elite 140 front
Origin 8 HB
Spec stem
RaceFace crank with brand new chainrings
Race Face BB
Avid BB7 brakes/rotors
02-12-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

A tale of generosity

I am the owner/admin of a little know corner of the internet. Just a PoSER site of mtb'ers. A blip on the radar screen of mtb websites. But, the members of this website are very much like family to...
10-24-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

I have been preaching about the Sturdy 2.25 for...

I have been preaching about the Sturdy 2.25 for years. Best tire made IMHO. BTW, it is pronounced Jee-ax
10-14-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Hot Rod Lincoln

Best all around tires in my opinion are Geax...

Best all around tires in my opinion are Geax Sturdy 2.25's, a combo of Schwalbe Big Betty front/Fat Albert rear, or Hutchinson Spyders 2.3. The Sturdy's are like monster truck tires in height so...
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