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Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By Mr Pink57

Thinking back it does ride a little better with a...

Thinking back it does ride a little better with a front load as long as its under 10lbs. Over that it can be a mess but not shaky at high speed. On the rear, with a lot of weight it becomes a...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By Mr Pink57

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Forum: Commuting
07-23-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,755
Posted By Mr Pink57

I have the IQ-X 100 lux and this light is plenty...

I have the IQ-X 100 lux and this light is plenty bright, even compared to some battery powered lights. It wont be out my 1200 Taz, but I dont blind anyone coming at me and all my light is on the...
Forum: Touring
07-08-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,460
Posted By Mr Pink57

I'd wait and get a Disc Trucker, if its what you...

I'd wait and get a Disc Trucker, if its what you want wait and get what you want and not what is available now.

I'd throw a wrench in and say look at the Velo Orange Pass Hunter Disc, what a...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,659
Posted By Mr Pink57

I have an office job (web designer) and the...

I have an office job (web designer) and the commute is 10 miles all uphill there. I shower at home before I leave, I get there about 30 or so minutes prior to when I usually start which gives me...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By Mr Pink57

I ride a Surly Ogre all year with big apples for...

I ride a Surly Ogre all year with big apples for 3 seasons than some Marathons Winters for the cold season. I would recommend studded tires and fenders, fenders go a long way during winter riding,...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,857
Posted By Mr Pink57

I keep my tool kit inside a Thomson stem bag...

I keep my tool kit inside a Thomson stem bag inside the back of my frame bag.
05-01-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,550
Posted By Mr Pink57

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I have a 1372 mounted to a Salsa Minimalist
...
Forum: Touring
05-01-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By Mr Pink57

I use a Nemo Cosmo, and per Shug a great thing to...

I use a Nemo Cosmo, and per Shug a great thing to do with an inflatable is to not inflate it all the way but leave some air out and it will not slide around.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,677
Posted By Mr Pink57

I've had a few garmins over the years a 500, 1000...

I've had a few garmins over the years a 500, 1000 and now a 820.

First I hated the 1000, the battery is garbage, I was in and out of finishing a 100 mile gravel race with it more than one...
Forum: Touring
04-27-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,572
Posted By Mr Pink57

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Planet Bike Cascadia ALX (Aluminum)
Forum: Touring
04-24-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Mr Pink57

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1fs&pa...

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1fs&page_id=461565&v=gO
This guy did from MN to SF. I am from MN and have a friend doing this similar route this summer, he plans to be done in 40 days...
Forum: Touring
04-24-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Mr Pink57

I have one of the original style therm-a-rest...

I have one of the original style therm-a-rest pads that roll up and are self inflatable. This pad is ok but if you are wide in the shoulders its a tough lay.

I also now have a Nemo Cosmo 25L...
Forum: Touring
04-24-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By Mr Pink57

Is the concern the entire range? What is out...

Is the concern the entire range?

What is out back? You have a 11t but what is the largest cog? I am willing to be you can get the same gearing out of your double as you can with a triple...
Forum: Touring
04-24-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,312
Posted By Mr Pink57

I have a wald 1372 basket up front zip tied to a...

I have a wald 1372 basket up front zip tied to a Salsa Minimalist rack, the light is mounted to one of the threaded holes on the front of the rack.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mr Pink57

Specialized has done this with their Alibi bike,...

Specialized has done this with their Alibi bike, the tires are airless but require a special rim, the tire is sort of held in by plastic zip tire tabs. The shop I work PT at we use these as our...
Forum: Touring
04-24-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,952
Posted By Mr Pink57

I would be more concerned with the height, a 26+...

I would be more concerned with the height, a 26+ is effectively a 27.5x2.25.
Forum: Touring
04-23-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,952
Posted By Mr Pink57

Will a 26x2.8 tire fit on the back of the bike? ...

Will a 26x2.8 tire fit on the back of the bike? That bike must have pretty generous clearance for that tire size on that old of a bike, when 2.2 was monsterous.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mr Pink57

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Mine
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Forum: Commuting
03-31-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,771
Posted By Mr Pink57

I do not really have much of a choice, rain does...

I do not really have much of a choice, rain does not seem to start in the morning, it comes in the afternoon on my way him. I keep a rain cape in my desk drawer in case it does. I have full fenders...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Mr Pink57

I live pretty close to the U of M Hub and used to...

I live pretty close to the U of M Hub and used to go there a lot instead of all the other shops, and reading more I am inclined to recommend them as a good bike shop. The hub does still rent space...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mr Pink57

I'd say big apples, get them in 2.0 size for 26. ...

I'd say big apples, get them in 2.0 size for 26. I have a set of the 29x2.35 on my Ogre with fenders. They are a fast tire, great puncture resistance, not very expensive and come with a reflective...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Mr Pink57

If you're downtown look at One on One on...

If you're downtown look at One on One on Washington Ave, Geno is solid and has been doing this for 100 years. If you're in south Minneapolis look at Angry Catfish on 28th. Josh and Thomas (Thomas...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By Mr Pink57

On my big ride days when I train I follow up the...

On my big ride days when I train I follow up the next day with a easy ride, not a rest day. Get my legs going and spinning but with little resistance and instead of say 50 miles I'd do 15 miles at a...
03-09-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,667
Posted By Mr Pink57

I'd say for that much road fitness I'd go with...

I'd say for that much road fitness I'd go with the TCX SLR2. I think it has the best component spec and will be the lightest of the 3. Plus it has solid gearing for an actual road ride with a...
Forum: Touring
03-09-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,257
Posted By Mr Pink57

The part about the rack is true, this bike is...

The part about the rack is true, this bike is sort of stuck with the Salsa Rack or you could get a long spacer and bolt similar to what PB supplies with their fenders.

As for the rocker, it has...
Forum: Touring
03-09-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,761
Posted By Mr Pink57

You are going to need some basic knowledge to...

You are going to need some basic knowledge to replace a spoke, especially when it comes to drive side spokes and removing your cassette. I think on tour you could baby it with feel tension until you...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mr Pink57

It can be tough at first ramping up to everyday,...

It can be tough at first ramping up to everyday, when I first started riding everyday I could barely sit in my office chair.

I have different saddles on each bike of mine so some I'm used to all...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By Mr Pink57

That is what I am carrying everyday now. Last...

That is what I am carrying everyday now. Last time I weighed the bike was with an IGH so it was 40lbs on the nose, I think it got lighter actually with the 3x10 setup.

I am planning a tour with...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By Mr Pink57

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bi...

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Surly Ogre. I just put on a set of Velocity Cliffhangers.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By Mr Pink57

I have a 12-36 10 speed out back with a 22/32/44...

I have a 12-36 10 speed out back with a 22/32/44 triple up front. I think I should have went with a 12-32 for tighter spacing but oh well. It does fine on my commuter and will be fine when I do...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By Mr Pink57

Save up to 60% off new Flat Bar Road Bikes -...

Save up to 60% off new Flat Bar Road Bikes - Gravity Liberty FB | Save up to 60% off new road bikes (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/liberty_fb-xiv.htm)
Is this the bike you have?

I...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,501
Posted By Mr Pink57

MN has been pretty weak this year minus a cold...

MN has been pretty weak this year minus a cold week and that one big snow dumb.

I now hear the forecast shows the snow heading more south, which further proofs the weather man has no idea what he...
Forum: Touring
02-17-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,557
Posted By Mr Pink57

I use a PDW Bindle Rack with the Alpkit Tapered...

I use a PDW Bindle Rack with the Alpkit Tapered Dry Bag. This allows me to just take the bag with me versus having to open and look through it. The Bindle is a lot like a Mr. Fusion or a Revelate...
12-18-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,680
Posted By Mr Pink57

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I would have to say pogies. No matter the glove my hands always get cold, also warmer gloves are usually very thick...
09-06-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,817
Posted By Mr Pink57

You could try some sort of silicon caulk over the...

You could try some sort of silicon caulk over the hub shell, just don't get it much past that really. That would seal a lot of that out.
08-11-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,195
Posted By Mr Pink57

Kenda, Nokian and Schwalbe make 27.5 studded...

Kenda, Nokian and Schwalbe make 27.5 studded tires.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,828
Posted By Mr Pink57

Depends on the shape of the fender. The...

Depends on the shape of the fender.

The Planet Bike Cascadias seem to do the best job.

I have the 29x2.35 Big Apples on my Ogre with Planet Bike ALX Cascadia fenders. Prior to that I had a new...
Forum: Touring
08-09-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mr Pink57

Flip the bars?

Flip the bars?
06-10-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mr Pink57

WDB has one support stop before they did the...

WDB has one support stop before they did the partial dirt path so get all the water you can there.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,271
Posted By Mr Pink57

Have had a lot of rain here in MN thru May. I am...

Have had a lot of rain here in MN thru May. I am glad this year I finally invested in a nice rain kit. So far this year I have ridden in rain starting from a light drizzle to a all out downpour,...
Forum: Touring
05-28-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,344
Posted By Mr Pink57

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Forum: Touring
05-24-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,372
Posted By Mr Pink57

Nothing else really. I ride my MTB as a SS so I...

Nothing else really. I ride my MTB as a SS so I thought I would do the POE upgrade when I did the initial install. It is super easy just take it easy on the special DT Swiss grease provided, just a...
05-24-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By Mr Pink57

The trick is when you adjust a cup and cone is...

The trick is when you adjust a cup and cone is when you finish there should be some play, when installed properly in the dropouts there will be no play. Adjustment is probably too tight, just try...
Forum: Touring
05-24-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,372
Posted By Mr Pink57

I actually use that same combo on my mountain...

I actually use that same combo on my mountain bike with the 54t ratchet upgrade and it has been a great setup.

You posted this also in the commuting forum and I responded there but I will also say...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By Mr Pink57

The bearings in a CK hub are not all that...

The bearings in a CK hub are not all that special, its the ring drive most everyone wants. I would imagine sourcing a set of CK over there is far more expensive than they are over here in the US, I...
05-18-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Mr Pink57

Thanks for the info. ...

Thanks for the info.

http://www.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/FC/SI-0086A-001/SI-0086A-001-ENG_v1_m56577569830657937.pdf
This tech doc says the chainline with a 121 would be 50mm...
05-18-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Mr Pink57

Octalink v2 spindle length

Hello,

My Shimano LX cranks are just about done, the NDS crank arm keeps falling off and it looks like the threads are shot on the dust cap along with the spindle being marred up these cranks have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,340
Posted By Mr Pink57

This. I have done a few gentlemen rides with...

This.

I have done a few gentlemen rides with the folks from Rapha and they are nothing but great people to be around and work with.

Personally I do not use any of their stuff, I have a merino...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,790
Posted By Mr Pink57

A lot of this is to do with Bell/Giro/Blackburn...

A lot of this is to do with Bell/Giro/Blackburn owning stock in MIPS. From all other helmet manufactures I have only seen the Bell/Giro helmets be the lowest cost fluctuation between MIPS and...
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