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08-03-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 591
Posted By revcp

I think this is the frame around which I will be...

I think this is the frame around which I will be building my next bike.

https://www.rodeo-labs.com/shop/framesets/flaanimal5/
07-28-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By revcp

I absolutely agree that feedbags are very handy. ...

I absolutely agree that feedbags are very handy. I have an Alpkit feedbag on each side of the stem behind the bars. On last week's bikepacking trip it held all my lunch food, trail mix on the left...
07-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,068
Posted By revcp

This is going to come from way out in left field....

This is going to come from way out in left field. Last week I did a gravel packing trip with three friends in northeast, Minnesota. We ran into many washboard roads. Oddly, I found that running...
07-05-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By revcp

I'm another who rides the same for both. In...

I'm another who rides the same for both. In fact, I sold my road bike and transferred the saddle (Fizik Aliante) to the gravel bike. No issues, even at 106 Miles, and it's now a few years since...
06-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By revcp

Excellent opportunity to learn wheel building....

Excellent opportunity to learn wheel building. I'm replacing the WTB wheelset on my Kona Rove. Got Spank Race 28 rims for $110, Novate hubs for $80, now I just need to measure everything and order...
06-14-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,908
Posted By revcp

As others have noted, Wilcox could have won...

As others have noted, Wilcox could have won riding anything.

I did a 106 mile grave ride last Saturday. There were about 20 people on the ride. It's worth noting that of the five who started...
06-09-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By revcp

I would be one of them. Picked up a 2018 Rove...

I would be one of them. Picked up a 2018 Rove NRB a few weeks ago. Love it. It's a different animals than talked about here, as it's aluminum with a cf fork, but it's a great bike.
05-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,855
Posted By revcp

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in...

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in scripture this is frowned upon, but I'm sure it's not a good thing.
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,444
Posted By revcp

My opinion has gone from, "unnecessary niche...

My opinion has gone from, "unnecessary niche bike" to, "if I were swimming in money," to, "maybe," to "N-1". I picked up a little used 2018 Kona Rove NRB (pic below is not mine, but color and model...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-25-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By revcp

Fat bikes are out there used... in some places

I have the good fortune of living in the Twin Cities, a cycling hot bed and fat bike Mecca. There are ALWAYS fatties listed on CL (I agree with the above poster that it's in the way out,and my...
05-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By revcp

VGC 1985 Trek 720 with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
05-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By revcp

Man. No idea how I whiffed on that. Thanks.

Man. No idea how I whiffed on that. Thanks.
05-24-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By revcp

1985 Trek 720, 21" with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
05-24-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By revcp

Crankset Compatibility Question

Greetings, all. I've decided to do an N-1. I know, horrors. Anyway, I'm selling my vgc Trek 720 Touring bike and a 1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred road bike I built up with Campagnolo because over the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-02-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By revcp

I'm a bit confused. On which end of the bike do...

I'm a bit confused. On which end of the bike do you put your wife?
04-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By revcp

Nothing the matter with 9 speed. The triple on a...

Nothing the matter with 9 speed. The triple on a road bike is a bit odd. It would be easy to upgrade the crankset to a compact double. A 10 speed crankset would play fine with 9 speed chain, and...
04-08-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By revcp

19 years old? Still a relative baby.

19 years old? Still a relative baby.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-25-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By revcp

Yep, why I specified the 170mm version, although...

Yep, why I specified the 170mm version, although on both the 2018+ BG and Muk the Q-Factor is not as wide as most 197mm hubbed fatties.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By revcp

Yeah, it's a real thing

When switching to the fat bike, I would have a few weeks of soreness in hip muscles. I would eventually adapt, but it required a lot of riding. If you think it might be an issue, look at the Otso...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By revcp

I've missed a great winter

Had rotator cuff and bicep tendon surgery January 8. At my post op yesterday, doc told me I should stay off the road till June. I've been on the trainer in the basement for a few weeks already, so I...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

I sent a few PMs to you.

I sent a few PMs to you.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Size?

Size?
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Twin Cities. Yes, a very good price. Ridden...

Twin Cities. Yes, a very good price. Ridden only half a dozen times, Whisky carbon rims, Onyx hubs, Thomson dropper and stem, XX1 drivetrain, XT brakes, upgraded crank. $2350.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Nice. My wife is out on her first ride right now....

Nice. My wife is out on her first ride right now. It's a great bike. Only thing stock is the handlebars. Carbon wheelset with Onyx rims, Thomson dropper and stem, XX1 drivetrain, XT brakes.just a...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Instead of what I got for my fatbike

How about the fatbike I just got for my wife?

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Wolftooth Bling Kit

Got this to dress up my Rocky Mountain Suzi Q.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By revcp

Sigh

I'm on my fifth fat bike, three aluminum and two carbon. Of the few other dozen bikes I've owned and ridden, there have been numerous steel bikes among them. No, fat tires are not inflated to 50psi....
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By revcp

Well, I could perhaps grant that the carbon frame...

Well, I could perhaps grant that the carbon frame is stiffer and more responsive to the pedal stroke than a steel frame, although that really would be a laboratory stiffness. As for it being more...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Pivot Phoenix Carbon Seatpost

This is for my new to me 2019 Rocky Mountain Suzi Q -50. The original owner had ridden it three times. I got an insane deal this past summer on a Beargrease. Last week I sold it because out of the...
12-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By revcp

If you need more leverage

and don't mind spending a few bucks, I recommend the Birzman Damselfly Universal chain tool. Very precise, good solid tool.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By revcp

Sure. There are times, however, when someone is...

Sure. There are times, however, when someone is genuinely on the cusp and can go one size or the other. IME, it makes more sense to choose the smaller of the two.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By revcp

With a fat bike, I would go small if in between. ...

With a fat bike, I would go small if in between. Remember, there are times when you're stepping off the bike into snow into which you will sink a bit. It's not like a road bike. Those are higher...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,319
Posted By revcp

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Fatbikes
11-25-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,298
Posted By revcp

I'm looking at building up a set of offseason...

I'm looking at building up a set of offseason (non-winter) wheels for my Beargrease, so I've spend a lot of time researching these questions and thinking about them.

First, depending on your...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By revcp

Why do they all have them? Because everyone...

Why do they all have them? Because everyone thinks they need one. It's a customer driven reality, and it's much more about a want than a need.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-23-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

I think 2.5" or 2.6". That should roll well on...

I think 2.5" or 2.6". That should roll well on gravel while also giving a bit of cushion and flex on trail.
08-25-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By revcp

Buy a cheapy seatpost for using the stand. Take...

Buy a cheapy seatpost for using the stand. Take the existing seatpost and saddle out when it's time to do some work, stick the cheapy in and crank that baby down.
08-14-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By revcp

Not problematic at all. One of the best and most...

Not problematic at all. One of the best and most solid racks made, Old Man Mountain, is a QR rack.
08-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By revcp

Thanks. Not a bad idea, although tolerances...

Thanks. Not a bad idea, although tolerances these days are so spot on I can't imagine it would be off.
08-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By revcp

Spoke Length

I'm building up a set of offseason wheels for my fatbike. Just want to double check that my spoke length is looking good before purchase. The hubs are Hope Evo 2 Pro Fatsno on the front (150mm) ...
08-13-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By revcp

Thanks. Those are Vittoria Randonneur Pro 1.5". ...

Thanks. Those are Vittoria Randonneur Pro 1.5".
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08-13-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By revcp

Thanks. Th

Thanks. Th
Forum: Fatbikes
08-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,039
Posted By revcp

Just ordered a pair of rims to build up offseason...

Just ordered a pair of rims to build up offseason (non winter) tires for my Salsa Beargrease. 29" Spank Oozy 345 in red.
...
08-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By revcp

+1. If the cranks are wobbling then the issue is...

+1. If the cranks are wobbling then the issue is a loose crank bolt, maybe both. If the wobble has been allowed to go on to long, it's possible the square hole in the crank has been rounded and no...
07-26-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By revcp

If your max is 25mm and that's what you're...

If your max is 25mm and that's what you're riding, there's not a lot you can do but drop the air pressure a bit. Going tubeless will help avoid pinch flats at lower pressure. Also, a good "soft" tire...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By revcp

Look used. Last Sunday I picked up a 2017 carbon...

Look used. Last Sunday I picked up a 2017 carbon Beargrease ridden twice for $950. Even with stock wheelset--My Other Brother Darryl aluminum--with tubes, it's about 28 pounds. Unless you race, a...
07-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,990
Posted By revcp

I'm in agreement with pretty much everyone here

Like goldenboy , I have an '85 720, same color and size. I don't do fenders, so 700c 35mm Schwalbe Marathon Supremes fit with plenty of room to spare. And, by the way, it's a great tire. Got them 300...
07-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By revcp

Here's a good resource for rebuilding. They will...

Here's a good resource for rebuilding. They will also rebuild for you, and reasonably. Website says they don't overhaul pre 1999, but maybe give them a call to clarify. ...
07-06-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By revcp

My go to is usually donor bikes. Craigslist is...

My go to is usually donor bikes. Craigslist is littered with very low cost bikes with one or several issues, but they often have serviceable components. I've never had much luck trying to pick up...
06-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 2,815,823
Posted By revcp

They don't show up often, but with everyone...

They don't show up often, but with everyone "needing" 650b, 29, etc., etc., 26" MTBs are occasionally treated as if they were boat anchors. The hardtail Scott Pro that I just missed sold for $250. ...
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