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08-06-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,879
Posted By shoota

Here’s the mostly finished state of the wife’s...

Here’s the mostly finished state of the wife’s ‘86. 1X 40 x 11-32 with Campy shifters and Suntour rd. New Bontrager TLR wheels with 38mm tanwall Gravelkings set up tubeless. Outer Shell handlebar...
08-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 835
Posted By shoota

Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat. I can tell from the...

Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat. I can tell from the amount of things on your bike that you're a Fargo kind of guy.
07-31-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By shoota

You sure about that? Color me highly skeptical....

You sure about that? Color me highly skeptical. Nevertheless, you should maximize what ever you can fit in there, it sure makes a big difference on rougher roads.
07-22-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,920
Posted By shoota

Man some of you are taking this way too...

Man some of you are taking this way too personally. He's an internet personality, and not really much more than that.
07-17-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,590
Posted By shoota

Man I can't believe you had such a horrible time...

Man I can't believe you had such a horrible time with your Voyageur. I got mine the other day and set it up in about 30min, original brakes and pads and all. The wife absolutely loves it and has...
07-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 231,084
Posted By shoota

Did you leave your deer at the gate?

Did you leave your deer at the gate?
07-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,920
Posted By shoota

Preach! And then to top it off Open didn't want...

Preach! And then to top it off Open didn't want to warranty it. I can understand not checking every little detail of every frame that leaves the warehouse but at least own up to an obvious...
07-12-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,920
Posted By shoota

Yeah but he's hilarious!

Yeah but he's hilarious!
07-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By shoota

Quill stem = yes.

Quill stem = yes.
06-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,477
Posted By shoota

I think they're about 19mm ID. Basically, these...

I think they're about 19mm ID. Basically, these tires are never going to balloon way out past their listed width.
06-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,477
Posted By shoota

My buddy has the 35mm version and they're...

My buddy has the 35mm version and they're something like 33-34mm measured. My 40mm are now 40mm measured after some miles. But they aren't very durable. This dry Summer heat has made the roads a...
06-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By shoota

Then why didn't mine sell at $800 :(

Then why didn't mine sell at $800 :(
06-16-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By shoota

BUT, if you're dead set on it then watch this...

BUT, if you're dead set on it then watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHXYN1JH8Oc
06-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By shoota

I'm gonna burst your bubble here, but just buy an...

I'm gonna burst your bubble here, but just buy an entry level gravel bike. You're going down a rabbit hole that you won't like the end of.
06-16-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By shoota

As another data point I'll throw my two cents in....

As another data point I'll throw my two cents in. I'm not in particularly great shape right now but the vast majority of my gravel rides are very similar to yours. 30-40 miles, 1500-2500ft of...
06-12-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By shoota

I just got my grubby mitts on this exact...

I just got my grubby mitts on this exact frameset. It's beautiful. In fact it's so nice I'm having a hard time figuring out how to build it up.
06-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By shoota

CASE CLOSED! 52telecaster hand delivered the...

CASE CLOSED!

52telecaster hand delivered the Voyageur all the way from IL!! With a bonus Bianchi Volpe! Both in my size! I couldn't be more stoked! Thanks everyone, this forum is awesome!
06-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By shoota

Dang. You were right, dodgy seller alright.

Dang. You were right, dodgy seller alright.
05-30-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By shoota

Messaged him and got dibs, just gotta figure out...

Messaged him and got dibs, just gotta figure out logistics.
05-23-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By shoota

Cracked dropout

Can this be fixed? If so, how?
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05-12-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,007
Posted By shoota

In the time a posted that and now, I managed to...

In the time a posted that and now, I managed to find a buddy with 650b wheels I could use to test fit. I think I got lucky with my frame and brakes :)
...
05-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,007
Posted By shoota

In an effort to not start a new thread, has...

In an effort to not start a new thread, has anyone done 26" to 650B on an old mtb? Seems like that would be a good compromise between 26" and 700C. I'm wondering if the brake adjustment is easier...
05-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By shoota

Warbird

Warbird
05-04-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By shoota

Lake is pretty much always the answer in these...

Lake is pretty much always the answer in these cases.
05-03-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By shoota

That doesn't sound like gravel riding to me. It's...

That doesn't sound like gravel riding to me. It's definitely more mountain biking, where an actual mountain bike would give you much more confidence on that crazy terrain than a gravel bike would,...
04-29-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 242,736
Posted By shoota

Welcome to 2020! :)

Welcome to 2020! :)
04-10-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,897
Posted By shoota

Agreed. Cutthroat is the right answer.

Agreed. Cutthroat is the right answer.
04-06-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,546
Views: 655,520
Posted By shoota

Duuuuuuude. Hell yes. How easy/hard was the spray...

Duuuuuuude. Hell yes. How easy/hard was the spray paint prep/application?
03-25-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,385
Posted By shoota

How much is the Trek? Assuming it's $1200 like...

How much is the Trek? Assuming it's $1200 like their website states then this would be my choice. Because 1) you can test ride it, and 2) you already like it. The extra couple hundred bucks over the...
03-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,069
Posted By shoota

It's an old wive's tale that *might* have had...

It's an old wive's tale that *might* have had some credence back when all road bikes were essentially the same geo. It's complete baloney now.
03-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By shoota

It's hard to put into words what that day was...

It's hard to put into words what that day was like. This was my first experience with mud but I was mentally prepared for it. That helped tremendously, there were a lot people that were beyond...
03-16-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,942
Posted By shoota

I got to look at this bike in person at The Mid...

I got to look at this bike in person at The Mid South. The adaptable dropout is a nice touch. The tire clearance is pretty crazy (especially for a threaded BB). It got a decent amount of attention....
03-11-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By shoota

I agree with everything that's been said here....

I agree with everything that's been said here. Even replaceable hangers should be aligned correctly, so if you crash with either type you're aligning them both to get the best shifting anyway.
03-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,477
Posted By shoota

Man, so far so good. Quick Review: Specs:...

Man, so far so good. Quick Review:

Specs: Did a nice mixed route 50 mile ride yesterday so I got a good feel for them. Each weighed 405g. That's 75-100g/each lighter than my other tires (Terreno...
02-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By shoota

There are a couple GMs ridden here locally and...

There are a couple GMs ridden here locally and their owners love them. I don't feel like looking up the Straggler geo but I think it's a little more aggressive than the GM. Based on your description...
02-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,017
Posted By shoota

I'll also add that the stock Fabric saddle on the...

I'll also add that the stock Fabric saddle on the Topstone is very nice, especially for a stock saddle.
02-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By shoota

There's nothing wrong with that. Whatever makes...

There's nothing wrong with that. Whatever makes you enjoy the ride. There are plenty of tires out there that will satisfy your requirements. Let us know what you settle on.
02-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By shoota

I'm surprised the 38s currently on there are not...

I'm surprised the 38s currently on there are not working to be honest. Something like a 40c Terreno Dry, Zero, or Specialized Pathfinder would do the trick.
02-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By shoota

That's the way carbon is supposed to look.

That's the way carbon is supposed to look.
01-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,892
Posted By shoota

You can swap between both wheel standards, on...

You can swap between both wheel standards, on both bikes.

You want the Straggler, trust me. Its geo is designed for offroad, the Midnight Special is designed for on road. I'm not saying you can't...
01-29-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By shoota

I don't think the rd has much of anything to do...

I don't think the rd has much of anything to do with this. I'm assuming your fd will be friction as well? I can't imagine this wouldn't work, even with a 7s chain.

edit: don't forget to Google in...
01-24-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,638
Posted By shoota

I just keeping coming back to this thread to...

I just keeping coming back to this thread to drool. I love every one of these bikes.
01-24-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By shoota

I'd put 700c wheels on there and go with a...

I'd put 700c wheels on there and go with a 33-35mm gravel tire. The ride quality will be worth the effort.
01-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By shoota

I'm guessing you'll notice a signifcant uptick in...

I'm guessing you'll notice a signifcant uptick in performance of any gravel DROPBAR bike. The flatbar setup of the Dew is holding you back, no doubt. Wild thought here, but maybe take some of that...
01-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By shoota

Ha, I often think the same thing. I'm 100% sure I...

Ha, I often think the same thing. I'm 100% sure I could do better than bikesdirect.com.
01-13-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By shoota

There's no harm in drilling it and riding it till...

There's no harm in drilling it and riding it till either it cracks worse, or nothing happens at all. Easy decision.
01-11-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,397
Posted By shoota

Ugh. ...

Ugh.
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01-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By shoota

Not to poo poo on your friend but he didn't make...

Not to poo poo on your friend but he didn't make that nickname up :)
01-07-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By shoota

I'd flip the stem over, move it up the steerer...

I'd flip the stem over, move it up the steerer tube about 3-4cm, and then cut it. That will give the buyer the most amount of flexibility to fit the bike to themselves down the road.
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