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05-10-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,809
Posted By egear

Stay away from the lefty fork. Requires lots of...

Stay away from the lefty fork. Requires lots of service some warranty work.at times. Built and serviced plenty of them. Not worth it.
05-10-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,076
Posted By egear

Compass tires are not great tires. I have seen...

Compass tires are not great tires. I have seen many sets come in with complete side wall cuts. The side walls are very soft and supple. I honestly had no idea they were that expensive. We stopped...
01-23-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By egear

Tire Size

700x35 according to the Salsa website.
12-27-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,098
Posted By egear

Slate

No worries. I enjoy reading all these posts. Everybody has great ideas but after being in the biz for 5+ years I have seen the marketplace get ridiculous. Look disc brakes are great but not...
12-27-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,098
Posted By egear

Slate

Being a part time mechanic with may may engagements with lefty forks I can tell you that they are problematic. Frankly there a pain in the A%$ from the service standpoint. Do what you want but I...
08-13-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,026
Posted By egear

New set of WTB Wheels

WTB frequency team wheels on Deore XT hubs. Walked out 3 miles the other day after the freehub on my reynolds blew up. Actually i lowered the saddle and adult balance biked it for awhile.
07-19-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,026
Posted By egear

New to me Salsa La cruz build. Frame and fork...

New to me Salsa La cruz build. Frame and fork for $300. King headset BB7's and a nice seat post, mix of 105 and Ultegra. Needed new cables and housing. Using a set of Reynolds CX rims and some...
07-19-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,550
Posted By egear

Stay away from the Blunts. They wont cut it for...

Stay away from the Blunts. They wont cut it for hard gravel riding. I like the Mavic 927 wheels. I have 2 sets and they are absolutely indestructible. Some d-butted spokes and you are set.
07-11-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By egear

The TRP Spyre brakes are absolutely outstanding. ...

The TRP Spyre brakes are absolutely outstanding. Past that point the dale doesn't seem any better.
07-11-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By egear

The stem looks a bit slammed for gravel riding. ...

The stem looks a bit slammed for gravel riding. You might want to replace the stem with a 7 degree upright. Sweet bike though. Buy the MSO's in 120tpi they are great.
07-11-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By egear

As a mechanic I'll jump in here. The batteries...

As a mechanic I'll jump in here. The batteries seem to die rather quickly most seem to last like 2 years and then need to be replaced. When you connect the thing to the PC and it has a yellow light...
02-23-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,560
Posted By egear

I just looked at the photos and specs more...

I just looked at the photos and specs more closely. Yep looks to be a standard Shimano 2 piece crank set with external bearings.
02-23-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,560
Posted By egear

Are there a set of pinch bolts on the non drive...

Are there a set of pinch bolts on the non drive side only? Is there a slot on the side of the crank arm where the pinch bolts are? Most Raleigh's I have seen are a standard 2 piece crank but you...
02-17-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,365
Posted By egear

Nice frame material and a real nice frame in...

Nice frame material and a real nice frame in general. PF30 sucks. I have had good results using the wheels mfg adapter. Stops the creaking and generally resolves all issues the first install. A...
02-13-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,178
Posted By egear

Easton also makes an Alum version of that bar for...

Easton also makes an Alum version of that bar for $89 I believe. Cant remember what I paid for mine.
I bought mine as soon as they came available. They work real well. I just couldn't afford to...
01-31-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By egear

If it doesn't fit, put a shorter stem on it. I...

If it doesn't fit, put a shorter stem on it. I raced one of these way back when and it was a decent ride. Of course back then it was basically road bike geo. Its an alum frame so check it closely....
01-31-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By egear

If the thing is an alum frame I would steer clear...

If the thing is an alum frame I would steer clear of it. Alum tends to fail once its dented like that.
01-25-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,535
Posted By egear

I ride my 1x9 most days. But I am just as happy...

I ride my 1x9 most days. But I am just as happy on the all-city with 39x19. Some of the roads I ride are ROUGH and the lower gearing helps get thru the muddy sloppy stuff. One of my routes has 2...
01-25-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By egear

For me the whole flared out thing is a minor...

For me the whole flared out thing is a minor item. I still have to ride some asphalt to get to the gravel so I like the "Road Bike" feel on the hoods. I will say one thing for the Midge Bars they...
01-25-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By egear

While I have not tried these bars I have used a...

While I have not tried these bars I have used a set of On One Midge bars. The problem I find with any of these "high" flares bars is the angle the flare places the brake hoods at. Just to...
08-05-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 229,391
Posted By egear

Car lite for 8 months now

Hi all. I have been an avid cyclist for 30+ years now. Raced in the 70's-early 80's. I recently made the jump to one car status this year. When our 03 truck died it became clear that buying a new...
06-22-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,698
Posted By egear

I have Midge bars and they are really just to...

I have Midge bars and they are really just to narrow for me. They do however work extremely well in tight spaces. Just ordered a pair of O8 Gary bars. Want to see how they are. I do love the...
06-22-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By egear

I ride the single track with friends all time...

I ride the single track with friends all time over here in Patapsaco state park. More then an hour or so does make my hands hurt between thumb and hand. It will make you a better CX rider as well...
06-02-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By egear

Ok whatever I just know what works on my bikes.

Ok whatever I just know what works on my bikes.
06-02-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By egear

Here is the All City sitting in the computer room...

Here is the All City sitting in the computer room here at work.
BB7's MTN. The only difference etween the road bb7's and the mtn is the weight. The pull ratio is the same for both models. Disc...
06-02-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,480
Posted By egear

Here is my All City Nature Boy Disc. Running a...

Here is my All City Nature Boy Disc. Running a 9-speed setup presently.
Not the best picture but is my daily commuter bike.
06-02-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By egear

I am sitting here in office looking at my all...

I am sitting here in office looking at my all city nature boy disc and I have a set of Tektro RL... brake levers on a set of on one midge bars. BB7's on here work just fine no issues at all. The...
06-01-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By egear

Purchase the Microshift option. I have a set on...

Purchase the Microshift option. I have a set on my CX bike and they have been fine. You can run those BB7 brakes with those levers. I do with no issues.
Forum: Touring
06-18-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,603
Posted By egear

Ridden it many times and never had any issues. ...

Ridden it many times and never had any issues. That said its best to be smart about food handling at a site.
Forum: Touring
06-18-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By egear

KING headsets just last forever. They also...

KING headsets just last forever. They also perform well with the additional weigh of front panniers.
Forum: Touring
06-18-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,945
Posted By egear

VO fenders are the bomb. I have beat mine to...

VO fenders are the bomb. I have beat mine to absolute death and they still perform well. I ride my cassenroll off road on gravel trails/roads and they just plain take a beating. Cant go wrong with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,015
Posted By egear

I to had a Garmin 500. Then I came to the...

I to had a Garmin 500. Then I came to the realization that I didn't need it to tell me how slower/faster I was from ride to ride. I liked Strava and the maps are cool but honestly after riding for...
Forum: Touring
10-16-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,973
Posted By egear

Let's see I started touring in 1979 the year I...

Let's see I started touring in 1979 the year I graduated from High school. Rode to NYC from Baltimore and back. That was fun as were all the trips I took across Canada. Lived in the campgrounds at...
10-06-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 502,050
Posted By egear

Here is mine though it wont see quite as much...

Here is mine though it wont see quite as much abuse sine I just built up an All-City410381 Nature boy disc this weekend. This is my Salsa Cassenroll. A tried and true performer. I have beat this...
10-06-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,976
Posted By egear

The tire dosnt need to be tubeless ready in order...

The tire dosnt need to be tubeless ready in order to be setup tubless. I just went tubless on my all-city using conti travel contact tires. It's more about having an air compressor to use than...
Forum: Touring
09-23-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,376
Posted By egear

T42's and T28's here as well. I love Arkel bags....

T42's and T28's here as well. I love Arkel bags. Very solid construction and easy to get parts for. Mine have well over 1000 miles on them some 25% of which is on dirt and gravel. After 3.5 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,796
Posted By egear

Better late then never to the party I must chime...

Better late then never to the party I must chime in. In all the bikes I have owned and serviced I have NEVER seen a loose limit screw. They come from the factory with goo on them to prevent them...
Forum: Touring
08-21-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By egear

Second the Paul's touring canti's. They are...

Second the Paul's touring canti's. They are awesome brakes.
Forum: Touring
08-21-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By egear

I consider myself very lucky as I live about 45...

I consider myself very lucky as I live about 45 minutes from the office in Annapolis. Was there this am as a matter of a fact. Great staff selling great bikes. I got a new free hub from them for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,557
Posted By egear

Oh just noticed that you asked about using a 11...

Oh just noticed that you asked about using a 11 speed chain on a 10 speed system. That would be a big NO. The 11 speed chain is narrower then the 10 speed and as such wont engage the teeth on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,557
Posted By egear

Chains length is designed to go largest cog to...

Chains length is designed to go largest cog to largest cog. The DR leg should be at 90 degrees of the cassette when installed for length correctly. Rule of thumb. The OP's DR leg will be slightly...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,955
Posted By egear

Ok for starters the Jamis has alot of lowerend...

Ok for starters the Jamis has alot of lowerend components on it. Secondly if this was indeed a purchased frame that "fell thru" then the dealer most likley dosnt have $1500 in it. I am sure he has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,557
Posted By egear

I wouldnt add any links at all. Simply not...

I wouldnt add any links at all. Simply not required. Use a new Master link but the chain should work fine as is.
Forum: Touring
07-28-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By egear

I use motorcycle chain grease for both my bikes. ...

I use motorcycle chain grease for both my bikes. It sprays on evenly and becomes sticky when it drys. I had my frame stripped the other day and after 3 years it's still sticky and coated. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 23,914
Posted By egear

I keep reading a discussion about how Specialized...

I keep reading a discussion about how Specialized claims thew bike was run over by a car or something. Another rider said Contador suddenly went down right in front of him so I am thinking the frame...
Forum: Touring
05-19-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,064
Posted By egear

Agreed. I dont see the advantage at all. ...

Agreed. I dont see the advantage at all. Trailer towing is one thing making a CF frame strong enough to withstand racks and the side to side motion of riding would most certainly make the frame as...
Forum: Touring
05-02-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By egear

I had a similar problem with an old Arkel pannier...

I had a similar problem with an old Arkel pannier I had. Try putting your clothes in a trash bag folded tightly with all the air out and then pack your clothes in the pannier. Fixed the issue for...
Forum: Touring
04-30-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,034
Posted By egear

Great build. Nice looking with the silver frame....

Great build. Nice looking with the silver frame. Have you put many miles on it yet? The reason I ask is i am giving those rims serious consideration. My concern is how well they stop since they...
Forum: Touring
04-20-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By egear

In a word Paul's these things offer tons of...

In a word Paul's these things offer tons of clearance and will snap your head off on a emergency stop. I use them on my casenroll all winter long with fenders and they work great. Take the time to...
Forum: Touring
04-20-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By egear

To date I know 3 people with these. Each has...

To date I know 3 people with these. Each has changed something on the bike. The seat, the tape brake pads but everyone of them love the bike. For the money you can't beat the bike. At 20% off...
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