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01-03-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iím a long haul trucker and I can do everything...

Iím a long haul trucker and I can do everything related to my business and personal life with my iPhone, so being able to run the eTrex as well is really handy. Either the road bike or MTB comes...
01-03-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By XXLHardrock

RWGPS to iPhone to eTrex

I picked up a very inexpensive and barely used eTrex 30x recently and after buying a very pricy Apple USB3 Camera to Lightning adapter, have successfully transferred GPX files to it from my iPhone....
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By XXLHardrock

I suppose I should have been more specific. Iím...

I suppose I should have been more specific. Iím really after what clearance you guys feel comfortable with at the top of the tire. In my mind, side clearance is less crucial. Iím prepared to be...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By XXLHardrock

The fenders Iím planning to use are SKS...

The fenders Iím planning to use are SKS Longboards at 45mm. Recommended for use with 28-38mm tires.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By XXLHardrock

itís a bike that was likely never intended to...

itís a bike that was likely never intended to accommodate fenders. But I had the brake bridge moved and the chainstays crimped for larger tires. With a Paul Racer M, I have 13-14mm clearance with a...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By XXLHardrock

Fender clearance

I asked these questions elsewhere but didnít get much traffic and the context is in long distance cycling. So Iíll ask here.

Do you run fenders on your bike? How much clearance between fender and...
Replies: 92
Views: 6,486
Posted By XXLHardrock

How about using sealant in the tubes? Does that...

How about using sealant in the tubes? Does that work?

I need to ride with my psi higher than 60 so I wonít be experimenting with tubeless on the road bike.
10-10-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By XXLHardrock

Fender/ tire clearance. How much is enough?

Road bike with 32mm smooth Gravelkings. Iíve got 13,maybe 14 mm between the tire and the Paul Racer M brake. But this is under tension. If I release the cable to install an inflated wheel/ tire, itís...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iíve been using the Swift Zeitgeist for a few...

Iíve been using the Swift Zeitgeist for a few months. It fits well in the 46cm drop bars. Itís really well made and the perfect size for me. It does push on the cables a bit which does affect...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,517
Posted By XXLHardrock

I suggest at 12mm through axle disk hub with an...

I suggest at 12mm through axle disk hub with an adapter for quick release on a rim brake rim. Forward compatibility. I have this with an SP hub, Iím sure SON makes one as well.

I have both a SON...
04-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By XXLHardrock

Hey Dad, why does my jersey keep changing colours?

My youngest daughter discovered Zwift and sheís having a blast.
04-03-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By XXLHardrock

A Lezyne size medium Road Drive only takes about...

A Lezyne size medium Road Drive only takes about 150 strokes to reach adequate psi on a 28mm tire. Itís really not much work and the pump is so nicely made, itís a pleasure to use. Lezyne also makes...
03-29-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,565
Posted By XXLHardrock

I had a local frame builder do it for me. Cost...

I had a local frame builder do it for me. Cost wasnít very much ($150 Canadian IIRC) and he was able to check the frame alignment after, which is something I couldnít have done very easily.
03-29-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By XXLHardrock

Shoe Covers

Are shoe covers meant to have the tights fit over them so rain wonít go into the shoes or do the tights fit inside them instead? The later works better but wonít keep rain out.
03-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By XXLHardrock

Trek Resto-mod question

Iím interested in doing a resto-mod on an older Trek. Iím very long legged and would like to use big tires.

What is the largest steel road frame Trek made in the 80ís and which model had the...
03-29-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,565
Posted By XXLHardrock

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Hereís my somewhat modified KHS Flite 747 in a XXL....
03-28-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,743
Posted By XXLHardrock

Are you adjusting the pads by turning the barrel...

Are you adjusting the pads by turning the barrel adjuster on the cable or by the 3mm pad adjuster? Adjusting the cable will result in exactly what you are describing.
03-28-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iím not sure what you mean that they donít fit....

Iím not sure what you mean that they donít fit. However if youíre looking for a 32 mm tire, Iím really enjoying the Pannaracer Gravelking in a 32. Itís also available in a Small Knob (SK) that rolls...
03-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iíve read several accounts of the Spyre pad...

Iíve read several accounts of the Spyre pad adjustment backing off and people just using the barrel adjuster to compensate for pad wear. I think TRP recommends using Blue Loctite on the pad adjusters...
03-20-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By XXLHardrock

I use some photogray prescription safety glasses....

I use some photogray prescription safety glasses. I got them for work but chose them so they work in a riding position. And Catsass anti fog paste. Works well enough but I still carry reading...
03-14-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,635
Posted By XXLHardrock

For all the raving about Gatorskins, Iíve had one...

For all the raving about Gatorskins, Iíve had one flat from a simple thorn, just like any tire would/ could have. I think itís more about the environment youíre riding in and the law of averages than...
03-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By XXLHardrock

its a number 4 already.....I couldnít bring...

its a number 4 already.....I couldnít bring myself to buy a Silca which is offered in significantly longer options.
03-14-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By XXLHardrock

thanks, thatís what I thought too. But the...

thanks, thatís what I thought too.

But the material is not very grippy and just slips off the tube easily.

I'm going to order some of those Zefal 105 XXL pump pegs Iíve seen on line.
03-14-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By XXLHardrock

Zefal HPX

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Is this indent in the handle international or is it damaged?

it seems too...
Replies: 35
Views: 4,581
Posted By XXLHardrock

I have a RedShift suspension stem and think itís...

I have a RedShift suspension stem and think itís great. It works so well that I forget itís there.
12-24-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By XXLHardrock

Effect of placing seat fore or aft

Iím not sure how to accurately ask this, but Iím curious what effect a more forward vs more rearward seat position has on pedaling efficiency or muscle engagement. Is one position better than the...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By XXLHardrock

ĒCat CrapĒantifog works pretty well. I prefer the...

ĒCat CrapĒantifog works pretty well. I prefer the paste vs the liquid spray. Itís on the shelf at Walmart.
11-07-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,842
Posted By XXLHardrock

How did this turn out?

How did this turn out?
Replies: 9
Views: 2,815
Posted By XXLHardrock

I suggest going west to east. The wind on the...

I suggest going west to east. The wind on the prairie can be brutal and it almost always blows east off the Rockies. Hwy 1 between Chase BC and Sicamous BC isnít safe on a bicycle in my opinion. The...
06-24-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By XXLHardrock

Additional chain length for larger cog

If I was to go from a 40 tooth largest cog to a 46 tooth, on a 1X setup, how much longer does the chain need to be?

Iím thinking 3 links. Am I correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 5,327
Posted By XXLHardrock

Events such as the Trans Continental, Indi- Pac,...

Events such as the Trans Continental, Indi- Pac, Trans Am.

I believe Mike Hall rode around the world on 28ís as well.
Replies: 30
Views: 13,625
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iím never riding anything shorter than 200mm...

Iím never riding anything shorter than 200mm cranks again if I have a choice.
Replies: 5
Views: 5,327
Posted By XXLHardrock

Ultra distance tire size choices

There seems to be a trend towards wider tires for localized randonneuring, at least thatís my impression from what I read. My personal experience is very limited as I canít get to group events very...
04-29-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,897
Posted By XXLHardrock

My concern is about wearing out the end on the...

My concern is about wearing out the end on the hub itself and not the piece that attaches to it. Good to hear you guys have such confidence it the unit.
04-28-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,897
Posted By XXLHardrock

On my MTB/ touring bike Iíve used 1/4Ē plastic...

On my MTB/ touring bike Iíve used 1/4Ē plastic air line (like what is found on heavy trucks) to shield the 2 conductor wire that comes with B&M lights. Both for the tail light and to the hub. Itís a...
04-24-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,897
Posted By XXLHardrock

Running wires for Dynamo lights

How are yíall keeping the wiring neat and tidy? What are the preferred methods of attaching? Zip ties, electrical tape?
01-02-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By XXLHardrock

Help me find a suitable fork.

The current fork is 374mm A-C and 44mm rake. Caliper brakes and has adequate clearance for a 32mm tire. Iíd like to add front rack mounts and possibly a disk brake, either Hy/Rd or straight...
12-16-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iím a little late to the party but after reading...

Iím a little late to the party but after reading the entire thread, I thought Iíd toss in my opinion.

Im 6í3Ē but I have arms and legs like I should be 6í8Ē and have a cycling inseam (pubic bone...
10-07-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,910
Posted By XXLHardrock

This guy really wants an Electra Glide....

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Found this on my local Craigslist. Not sure what to...
10-02-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By XXLHardrock

Yes that bracket is a headlight mount from Busch...

Yes that bracket is a headlight mount from Busch & Mueller. Itís really stiff and isnít going to flex at all. There is daylight between the headset and the bracket.
10-02-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,818
Posted By XXLHardrock

Squirt lube. Done.

Squirt lube. Done.
10-02-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By XXLHardrock

Thanks for the reply. The nut has a step in it...

Thanks for the reply. The nut has a step in it and is clamping in the back side of the fork. The condition you describe was what I ended up with at first and I agree that wouldnít have worked.

So...
10-02-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By XXLHardrock

Is this OK?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f6f401c2_76fe_4f89_a23d_e12452455c98_25839bd7be4e40bf10fc04a5970205d7c06b776b.jpegIs spacing the calliper this far out going to put too...
09-21-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,218
Posted By XXLHardrock

Shimano BR451. Cheap and loads of room.

Shimano BR451.

Cheap and loads of room.
Replies: 29
Views: 3,703
Posted By XXLHardrock

And a few shakes of sea salt in one water bottle.

And a few shakes of sea salt in one water bottle.
Replies: 29
Views: 3,703
Posted By XXLHardrock

Iíve been eating a Keto diet for a few years now...

Iíve been eating a Keto diet for a few years now and my body seems to function extremely well as long as I keep it down to 20 carbs or so per day. I suggest Almonds, Jerky (Keto Karne- havenít tried...
09-16-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By XXLHardrock

Bump.

Bump.
09-15-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By XXLHardrock

Thereís two types of vices. Record (made in...

Thereís two types of vices. Record (made in England) and all them other ones.
09-15-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,854
Posted By XXLHardrock

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A KHS Flite 747 in XXL. Having a 38.5Ē PBH, I...
09-15-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,467
Posted By XXLHardrock

thatís an interesting bike. What is it?

thatís an interesting bike. What is it?
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