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05-16-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By zanq

SS spacer kits?

I have been running a Nashbar steel CX bike as a SS with the 9-sp rear wheel that came with the bike + Surly Singlator and have been happy with it. I have been using cassette spacers with a cog out...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By zanq

Osprey Radial commuting backpacks?

I am probably asking too much of 1 pack but thought I would ask here. I've grown tired of the messenger style commuter/laptop bags and want to move into a backpack. The Osprey Radial 26 has caught...
06-30-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,081
Posted By zanq

Economical gravel/CX frames that support a singlespeed drivetrain?

My wife is riding a Nashbar CX bike and made several comments to me that she never used all of the gearing on the bike, preferring to remain in one gear. I switched it over to a singlespeed (using a...
06-30-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,450
Posted By zanq

Which Plant-X frame did you buy? I had eyed the...

Which Plant-X frame did you buy? I had eyed the Full Monty frameset some time ago, along with the On-One Space Chicken frameset. I'm currently looking at a Workswell WCB-R-125 frameset.

I've had...
06-30-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By zanq

This response may not be the most helpful, but...

This response may not be the most helpful, but I'll throw it out:

I put Schwalbe Marathon Cross 700x38 tires on my wife's Nashbar CX bike that sees 80% rough pavement, 20% gravel and she has loved...
06-29-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By zanq

I'm bringing this thread back to the top to get...

I'm bringing this thread back to the top to get more feedback regarding my fork. Is the skewed wheel in the fork (pic above) commonplace for a Collegiate or was this a mediocre repair job?
05-24-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,161
Posted By zanq

Thank you for all of that info, and very cool on...

Thank you for all of that info, and very cool on the rack mounts. It also looks like you have a low rider rack mount on the front fork? Looks like they were thinking a bit for this frameset to also...
05-24-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,161
Posted By zanq

...and I actually posted a similar question the...

...and I actually posted a similar question the other day that hasn't received any responses. I've been looking at the Ican AC129 and the Nashbar NB-CCXF cyclocross framesets:

Nashbar NB-CCXF...
05-24-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,161
Posted By zanq

Are those rack mounts on the seat stays and near...

Are those rack mounts on the seat stays and near the dropouts? If so, were those an option you added? I was looking at the WCB-R-125 on the Workswell site and see the holes near the dropouts but...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,984
Posted By zanq

Contigo vs. Klean Kanteen?

This seems to be the place where beverage containers are being discussed the most. My wife and I have decided to purge the storage tote full of bike/sport bottles that we never use in exchange for a...
05-22-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 664
Posted By zanq

Ican CX frames? (AC129)

I did a search and nothing relevant came up in the CX/GB forum. Does anyone here have experience with Ican Bikes and any of their frames?

I rode in a short gravel race this weekend and while I...
05-16-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By zanq

You can see in the one pic above that the wheel...

You can see in the one pic above that the wheel really looks to be skewed to the left and the left arm of the brake caliper looks to be bent back some.

I have black housing here at home so maybe I...
05-16-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By zanq

Additional images... ...

Additional images...


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/zuren1cs/Bikes/Schwinn%20Collegiate/20170514_212803_zpsigtwbhf4.jpg
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05-16-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By zanq

1965 Schwinn Collegiate rehab

I'm going to slowly rehab the old 1965 Schwinn Collegiate 5sp that my dad rode in college. I'll be posting up some pics tonight. It seems to be mostly original except the fork looks wrong; no paint...
04-17-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,144
Posted By zanq

Salsa Cowchipper vs. Dajia Far Bar?

I'm curious to know if anyone has used these 2 bars and can comment on each. I'm looking to switch things up on my Surly Ogre and rather than run a full blown dirt drop, I'm looking at bars that are...
04-11-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,850
Posted By zanq

Which carbon fork are you using, and is it a disc...

Which carbon fork are you using, and is it a disc fork? I'm finding the choices of 1 1/8" steerer, carbon, disc, 400+ish mm A-to-C forks to be pretty meager.
04-10-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,850
Posted By zanq

Excellent, I'm glad I found you! So what is...

Excellent, I'm glad I found you!

So what is your opinion of the dropout width - disconnect between what the factory produces vs. what Nashbar publishes, different iterations of the frame, or bad...
04-10-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,850
Posted By zanq

Thank you to everyone replying to this thread and...

Thank you to everyone replying to this thread and sorry for dredging up an older thread. I'm mulling the idea of a Nashbar aluminum "X" frame build, but the mixed info on this frame (what real world...
04-05-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,485
Posted By zanq

Thanks for the feedback! Anymore pics of your...

Thanks for the feedback! Anymore pics of your bike?
04-05-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,485
Posted By zanq

Nashbar Carbon Cyclocross Frameset (NB-CCXF)?

I found some threads discussing Nashbar's alloy CX frame (Item# NB-XFA) but didn't see anything about their carbon frames. I wanted to know if anyone has built a CX/gravel bike based on their...
04-04-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By zanq

I haven't seen any of the Haanjo's in person but...

I haven't seen any of the Haanjo's in person but it looks like the EXP is the only one designed to handle a wider tire than 40c.

And thank you above for that list!
03-31-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,610
Posted By zanq

Thank you for this! And like I said...

Thank you for this!



And like I said above, BikeForums.net is not my life. This thread descended from question to arguments/rude comments in just over 1 hour. How was "a little...
03-31-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By zanq

DB Haanjo EXP and similar frames?

I like the looks and idea of the Haanjo EXP. I'm intrigued by the idea of having a dropbar gravel/monstercross bike that could have:

- 650b wheelset with fatter 650b tires for the trail
-...
03-31-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,610
Posted By zanq

zanq is also a father, a husband, and has a full...

zanq is also a father, a husband, and has a full time job. I feel a response within 24hrs. is more than acceptable. :rolleyes:

Can I assume that I am the "they" in in your comment? "They" could...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-30-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By zanq

Home built vs. production frame?

I was on a small group ride the other day and was talking with someone who has been part of the bike industry for years, and has built some frames. I'm flirting with the idea of building a lugged...
03-30-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,610
Posted By zanq

Rear hubs that easily convert between 130/135mm?

Several years ago I needed a new wheelset for my vintage Schwinn MTB with 130mm spacing so I built up a set of wheels on Shimano 600 (pre-Ultegra, 130mm) 8 speed hubs. The hubs were in decent...
03-29-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By zanq

I'll take a closer look to see if there is a...

I'll take a closer look to see if there is a pattern in the teeth.

I also thought it might be the cassette as well; I was looking to replace/upgrade it anyway. It is a 7sp cassette, with an 8sp...
03-29-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By zanq

Surly stainless chainrings?

On my commuter/beater bike I have a Sugino triple crankset with alloy chainrings. After a couple rides so far this spring, I've noticed that a few of the teeth on the middle chainring (36T) are...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By zanq

Thanks for the info! I did find Doug's thread at...

Thanks for the info! I did find Doug's thread at VelocipedeSalon and reading through it now.

Doug - thanks for the parts list! BTW, I grew up in the Kalamazoo area and played a bit of baseball...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By zanq

Tag-A-Long and similar portable torches enough?

I'm exploring the idea of building a lugged frame or two, and have other minor uses for an oxy acetylene torch, so I'm researching the equipment I will need. I stopped at the local welding supply...
03-20-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By zanq

Enhancements for wife's CX/gravel bike?

Back in 2011-2012, I bought my wife a steel Nashbar CX bike - came with 105 components and a carbon fork. She's been happy with it and is mostly riding on the gravel and paved roads around town. ...
10-20-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By zanq

Yes, the fork is a steel Salsa Enabler.

Yes, the fork is a steel Salsa Enabler.
10-20-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By zanq

Fat bike hub motor kits?

I have a Surly Ogre that runs a 135mm fat bike front fork. I wanted the flexibility to run a fat wheel/tire in the future, hence the non-standard fork. The current tires are 29x3.0 (2.76" actual...
Forum: Touring
09-15-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,869
Posted By zanq

I've used Crank Bros. Eggbeater pedals,...

I've used Crank Bros. Eggbeater pedals, strap-n-clip/cage, as well as Power Grips.

I had strap-n-clip a long time ago. You need the right shoe; too tall or rigid and you have issues. Flip the...
Forum: Touring
09-15-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,933
Posted By zanq

I emailed Surly looking for more info and here is...

I emailed Surly looking for more info and here is their response regarding the ExtraTerrestrial 29x2.5:
Forum: Touring
09-14-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,933
Posted By zanq

Thanks for posting this! Do we know when we will...

Thanks for posting this! Do we know when we will start seeing the 29x2.5 ExtraTerrestrials in stock/available at retailers? Had these tires been available when I was building my Ogre (running...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,400
Posted By zanq

Cycling caps?

I'm curious to know more about cycling caps. My eyes are pretty sensitive to light so I'm always wearing a hat and sunglasses outside. For years, I've just dealt with the fact that when riding, I...
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By zanq

Thanks for all the feedback. Based on all of...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Based on all of the responses, it really makes me wonder about his rack/pannier combo. He claims that the panniers he has tried on the Nashbar X equaled heel strikes...
Forum: Touring
04-27-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By zanq

bikemig - Do you have access to a rear disc brake...

bikemig - Do you have access to a rear disc brake wheel, or even just a 135mm disc hub with a rotor bolted on? If so, would you be willing to run a small experiment? I'm curious to know if the...
Forum: Touring
04-27-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By zanq

Since this bike runs a Deore rear hub, is it safe...

Since this bike runs a Deore rear hub, is it safe to assume the rear spacing is 135mm? I find nothing published. The other bike (Windsor) was 130mm.



According to Nashbar's site, the current...
Forum: Touring
04-25-16, 02:55 PM
Forum: Touring
04-25-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By zanq

Nashbar CX or other econimical frames capable of touring? (2016 edition)

My buddy has a couple bikes but is yearning for something dedicated to the pavement that can handle wider tires. He has a road bike but it is very much a racing rig with very skinny tires; riding...
04-13-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 858
Posted By zanq

Fenders on Nashbar steel cyclocross bike?

My wife has an older version of the Nashbar steel cyclocross bike (green paint job, carbon fork, 105 group). It is nearly the same as their current offering:

Nashbar Steel Cyclocross Bike...
04-01-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By zanq

Thanks for the replies. As recommended, I backed...

Thanks for the replies. As recommended, I backed the DS off to bring each spoke within range, detensioned, and redished. Everything looks good. I have a tiny amount of hop (radial true) but it is...
03-30-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By zanq

Spoke tension on newly built wheel?

I built up my new Alfine/Blunt wheel but have a question about spoke tension. The spoke tension spec. published for the Blunts is 110-130Kgf. On a Park TM-1 tension tool, that should be a deflection...
03-28-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By zanq

So the pinch before the "pocket" where the tire...

So the pinch before the "pocket" where the tire runs on the chainstays is 50mm. The span where the tire currently runs is 45mm and it tapers narrower from there. I would say a 40mm would probably...
03-28-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By zanq

Wheelset/tire improvement for Nashbar Steel CX bike?

I bought a Nashbar Steel CX bike for my wife a few years ago and she has been happy with it but we now live on a gravel road in an area dominated by gravel and rough pavement with no bike paths and...
06-24-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By zanq

Thanks all! Selling the complete bike is pretty...

Thanks all! Selling the complete bike is pretty much what I figured to be the best approach.
06-22-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By zanq

Sell complete vs. part out a road bike for a CX build?

My interest in a CX bike is growing so I was hoping to get some input. We have moved to an area where gravel riding is plentiful. I have a road bike that I plan to sell to help finish another...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By zanq

Ahh, "flush" was the word I was not using in...

Ahh, "flush" was the word I was not using in searches to get the right answers. They off the bike and got a good soaking of PB Blaster. I'll check on them in a while to see if anything begins to...
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