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02-28-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By wvridgerider

I just built myself a wheel set. I am 285lbs. I...

I just built myself a wheel set. I am 285lbs. I used 36 spoke 105 hubs, DT Swiss double butted spokes, brass nipples, and Velocity Atlas rims. They turned out nice and I have a few rides on them and...
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,360
Posted By wvridgerider

Sounds like the area I live in, western WV....

Sounds like the area I live in, western WV. 1000ft/10 miles is pretty normal no climb over 1 mile in length, The ridges can kick your but.
Replies: 27
Views: 4,478
Posted By wvridgerider

I have been watching this guy for a while, if you...

I have been watching this guy for a while, if you ride a hardtail steel.
https://youtu.be/cZnPY0hMs_8
01-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,774
Posted By wvridgerider

I seen this message and wondered when I posted...

I seen this message and wondered when I posted it. Dang been there a while. Well 1X is not for me unless I ride my mountain bike on single track. I ended up putting a GRX 30X46 on my Gunnar and it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By wvridgerider

We rode the new section of 35, it is not open but...

We rode the new section of 35, it is not open but paved, from Staves Branch to the end and back last Saturday. 30 or so miles. I plan on doing it again this weekend
01-03-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,519
Posted By wvridgerider

I just ordered Velocity Atlas rims, 36 spoke and...

I just ordered Velocity Atlas rims, 36 spoke and 105 hubs. Getting ready to build them up. On the road I have had good luck with Shimano hubs.
01-03-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,519
Posted By wvridgerider

A new shop in our area caries these. Seems to be...

A new shop in our area caries these. Seems to be a pretty good bike. I compare the frame with Surly...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-26-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By wvridgerider

Once the new 35 is open. I am sure there will be...

Once the new 35 is open. I am sure there will be a public service announcement. I might ride the new 35 Sunday. I used to ride from Buffalo Bridge to Teays Valley Road before that section opened, it...
12-25-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,207
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with a steel fork and...

I have a Gunnar Crosshairs with a steel fork and left the steerer tube long. My stem is at the same height as the saddle.

My buddy broke his upper back years ago and got a Rivendalle Sam...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By wvridgerider

Go to cyclingcenicwestvirginia.com. Dale has made...

Go to cyclingcenicwestvirginia.com. Dale has made great maps for his rides. He is old school, fold up a map and ride. WV is making headway with rail trails. We have a new 4 lane going in US 35. The...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-16-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By wvridgerider

There is a gravel race up Spruce Knob, although...

There is a gravel race up Spruce Knob, although you can just ride it. I did a tour years ago and went up there. Visit the Sinks of Gandy.
12-16-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,201
Posted By wvridgerider

Ever consider making the 29er a drop bar mountain...

Ever consider making the 29er a drop bar mountain bike? I converted my Karate Monkey and it is a fun versatile bike. If you have a suspension fork, get a surly fork and it will allow you to raise the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-03-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By wvridgerider

West Virginia

Here is a link to very informative rides around West Virginia. I live in western WV and cycled all over.
https://www.cyclingscenicwv.com
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-03-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By wvridgerider

This is my friends website and very informative...

This is my friends website and very informative of riding in West Virginia. Not sure if he has the GRT on it though. https://www.cyclingscenicwv.com
11-27-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By wvridgerider

I only run hydraulic discs on my mountain bike,...

I only run hydraulic discs on my mountain bike, my drop bar mountain bike has bb7's and my Gunnar has Paul candies. They all stop my heft, Just saw something that all bikes will be disc soon. I will...
11-26-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By wvridgerider

Gunnar Crosshairs, Specialized Fuse and a Karate...

Gunnar Crosshairs, Specialized Fuse and a Karate Monkey.

The Crosshairs is everything I expected it to be. Owned it for 6 years now and plan on keeping it going.

The Karate Monkey I own I had...
11-03-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By wvridgerider

I purchased a GRX 30-46 crank and front derailuer...

I purchased a GRX 30-46 crank and front derailuer last year. Kept my 105 derailuer on and it works fine. Never used the GRX derailuer
10-31-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By wvridgerider

drop bar mountain bike aka monstercross

I built my old Karate Monkey as a drop bar mountain bike, what a fun bike. Anyone else do this. Very versitile
07-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By wvridgerider

Bike looks good. I bought my Gunnar 6 years ago...

Bike looks good. I bought my Gunnar 6 years ago and almost got a disc brake version. Although I like discs off road I believe I am fine with canties. I just put a Paul mini Moto on the from and a...
07-11-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,047
Posted By wvridgerider

I prefer steel. If you get a frame nd fork you...

I prefer steel. If you get a frame nd fork you can cut the steerer tube cut to the hight you want.
07-11-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By wvridgerider

Yes I have been on BP meds for quite a while. I...

Yes I have been on BP meds for quite a while. I do not tolerate the heat what so ever and have been that way for several years. I had a bad incident several years ago and it seems since then the heat...
01-18-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,712
Posted By wvridgerider

I wouldn't spend that much if I were you. What...

I wouldn't spend that much if I were you. What kind of riding are you going to do? Your head will spin trying to figure it out. My favorite bike I believe I ever had is my Surly Karate Monkey. I had...
01-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,712
Posted By wvridgerider

How long have you been riding? Just make sure the...

How long have you been riding? Just make sure the bike fits well. You can spend a thousand and it would be better than those if it fits you well
01-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By wvridgerider

Qlab

Anyone use Qlab inner bar ends? I seen them and might try them out. I have been using my Karate Monkey as an all around bike and these seem interesting. The other night I was riding and had my hands...
01-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By wvridgerider

Grand Crux Zest brakes

Anyone use or have used Velo Orange Grand Crux Zeste can't brakes?
01-11-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By wvridgerider

Knee replacement

So the last time at the ortho he took X-rays of my knees and I will be needing replacement in the future. My knees bother me some but I am ok with it. At 57 when would be a good time to consider it....
01-19-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,589
Posted By wvridgerider

I have broken, 2 cannondale mountain frames, 1...

I have broken, 2 cannondale mountain frames, 1 Cannondale road frame, 1 Trek Mountain frame and the the swingarm, steel Trek fork thankfully I noticed the crack, 1 Bianchi steel frame at the BB,...
01-15-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,885
Posted By wvridgerider

I use denture cleaners in my bladder. I never...

I use denture cleaners in my bladder. I never have any problems, buy cheap ones and put about four in the bladder and let sit a while, no taste and works well.
01-13-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By wvridgerider

First ride 2018

Short ride in the snow today. 20 degrees out and snow on the ground and the Fuze performed well. I cannot upload pictures, whats up
01-11-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,175
Posted By wvridgerider

Too much math but a good looking woman is hard to...

Too much math but a good looking woman is hard to beat
01-11-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,400
Posted By wvridgerider

Eating, beer and being lazy

Eating, beer and being lazy
01-09-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,390
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a Crosshairs. I really like it,...

I have a Crosshairs. I really like it, comfortable on long rides, very stable at speed. I have the steel fork and like a previous poster said it really enhances the ride. No complaints whatsoever....
01-07-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By wvridgerider

Penn State football: Ex-OL Adam Gress dies after...

Penn State football: Ex-OL Adam Gress dies after hitting head | Dec 22 2017 | Centre Daily Times (http://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/psu-football/article191223704.html)...
01-07-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By wvridgerider

Thank you, he was in terrific shape, an enlarged...

Thank you, he was in terrific shape, an enlarged heart and waiting for the final autopsy. Is is soo sad to go through that.
01-07-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,272
Posted By wvridgerider

I have a old Mavic 36 spoke touring rim on a...

I have a old Mavic 36 spoke touring rim on a Deore hub. It works and at around 300 I have no problems. Just learn to avoid smashing into stuff. I ride those rims on gravel and bad roads.
01-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By wvridgerider

Oh the temps will be over 30 tomorrow

Oh the temps will be over 30 tomorrow
01-07-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By wvridgerider

30+ tomorrow

I got the flu Dec 22, turned into bronchitis, my nephew died and we buried him on his 27th birthday and tomorrow I feel good enough to get on the bike. What a terrible few weeks. My nephew played for...
01-07-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By wvridgerider

Not saying I dont have my problems, at least I...

Not saying I dont have my problems, at least I have a good attitude towards life
01-07-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By wvridgerider

Only problem is there are more health problems in...

Only problem is there are more health problems in the over 50:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By wvridgerider

Fit, Fit, fit make sure it FITS

Fit, Fit, fit make sure it FITS
01-07-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By wvridgerider

Which forum

So I turn 56 in April and weigh 290, which forum?
01-07-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,514
Posted By wvridgerider

Winfield

Winfield
01-07-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,503
Posted By wvridgerider

Mine says the same, good thing it is steel

Mine says the same, good thing it is steel
01-07-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By wvridgerider

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-and-tall-cycli...

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-and-tall-cycling-apparel.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAp8fSBRCUARIsABPL6JaOSHFarTMG7eqGF4Wm31jj6944pTqZ9JTIByGuXDZxrWrlwnDLF0caAsSQEALw_wcB
01-04-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By wvridgerider

Will do. I have been off the bike for two and a...

Will do. I have been off the bike for two and a half weeks, bronchitis. I plan on riding Monday. One trail that I have never ridden on my 29er I cleaned on the Fuze. The bike has been growing on me.
01-01-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,626
Posted By wvridgerider

Looks interesting...

Looks interesting https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-diet-strategy-that-counts-time-not-calories-1514721601
01-01-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,808
Posted By wvridgerider

Just to ride more, wether it be mountain or road...

Just to ride more, wether it be mountain or road it really doesnt matter
12-31-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,132
Posted By wvridgerider

Pro Honda motorcycle chain lube with moly. I have...

Pro Honda motorcycle chain lube with moly. I have been using it for years, saturate the chain it stays clean and works well
12-31-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,626
Posted By wvridgerider

I did a lot of off road, rides 75+ miles in the...

I did a lot of off road, rides 75+ miles in the mountains of WV. No MX for these old bones. The dirt bike killed my knees. I grew up on a dirt bike and would still ride but it got expensive and the...
12-30-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,352
Posted By wvridgerider

Pro Honda with Moly. Motorcycle chain lube it...

Pro Honda with Moly. Motorcycle chain lube it works great and a can lasts a long time. The lube stays clean and I just saturate the chain and wipe the excess off.
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