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11-30-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By Craptacular8

Saddle with padding

Been down this road, lol. I've similarly tried the Specialized Power saddle...it was ok, and was comfortable for me for greater than 20 miles....it was too hard, and I found it too limiting to not...
11-16-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire Pressure

I thought I'd used this as a reference before, but perhaps not. I run 700x32 at around 45-50 pounds on pavement, 700x30 50psi, 700x28 55-60, and 700x 25 at 60-65. My 700x42 RH tires on gravel are...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Craptacular8

We historically have a first snowfall by November...

We historically have a first snowfall by November 16th here in Minnesota, and this year is no different, lol. This is the first year I've felt that I maybe need to put on studded tires already...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Craptacular8

I've been running the Dillinger 4s for a couple...

I've been running the Dillinger 4s for a couple seasons...this will be season 3. I just re-studded them towards the beginning of the year. Think the replacement studs were a bit more aggressive...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By Craptacular8

Mystery Flats

Had one of these last year on a road bike. Had to partially submerge the tube to detect the microscopic hole. I patched, happened again. Figured my patch job was sub-par, so put in a new...
11-08-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,395
Posted By Craptacular8

I've not put warm beverages in the style bottle...

I've not put warm beverages in the style bottle you are describing. I have used room temperature water in a room temperature bottle for cold weather riding (below 32 degrees). This delayed the...
09-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,002
Posted By Craptacular8

A couple of suggestions for non-chamois saddles...

A couple of suggestions for non-chamois saddles other than the afore mentioned (and rightly so) B17 and SA saddles. The B67 with spring takes a lot of bite out of the gravel. I use carved c17's on...
09-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,546
Posted By Craptacular8

Gp4000 psi

Can't speak for the riders of the 5000's, but I run my 4000's at 60 psi. Love them.
09-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,546
Posted By Craptacular8

Vittoria Rubino Pro

Have one set of those tires (in a 25) on my one and only road bike that tops out at 25's (maybe the odd slightly larger tire would fit). They measure 26 on the Easton rims. They are light...ride is...
09-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,546
Posted By Craptacular8

Rene Herse 28's

I'm a big Rene Herse fan, and have them on quite a few bikes. That said, I might be one of the few that does not find the 28's overly plush....they are fast, they do better on wet pavement than the...
07-29-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Craptacular8

I have a couple sets of their hurricane wheels,...

I have a couple sets of their hurricane wheels, 32h, likely beefier than what you're running. They weigh in at 1580 for the pair. IIRC, their race wheels were in the 1450 range.
05-04-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Craptacular8

Tubeless

my first sentence lays out seating tubeless fat bike tires. Thank you for the advise of using a tube to do so, Iíd just rather not have to do it that way if I donít have to.
05-04-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,515
Posted By Craptacular8

aluminum frame

Interesting...so, you're saying this aluminum frame has 2,000 miles on it, and you don't expect it to last more than another couple years of similar mileage?

We're still putting regular miles on...
05-04-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Craptacular8

Presta Air Chuck Recommendation to seat Fat tire

Looking for recommendation on 1/4" presta air chuck to seat tubeless fat bike tires. I have a decent compressor, but the first chuck I bought is an "open" one (missed that in the description). I...
04-02-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,934
Posted By Craptacular8

Broken Clavical

Brok

I've broken the same one a couple of times. First time, figure-8 harness, slept on my back, the pain kept me from being too silly. 6-weeks to heal, and I was back to doing all of my usual...
03-08-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By Craptacular8

Gender Specific

Typically, if a saddle specifies that it is female specific, the only real difference is that the length is shorter. Originally, this was a nod to women wearing skirts while riding....the reasoning...
03-08-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Craptacular8

New Bike

I get what you're saying. Was in the same position a few years back myself....had a new Space horse, and a spouse that decided that they might want to join me riding. I had extra bikes that would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Craptacular8

Tern Carryon

Thank you for this feedback. Really appreciate hearing from someone that has used the product. at 28lbs, I wouldn't call our bikes "light" but they are manageable. We just picked them up this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Craptacular8

Tern CarryOn cover vs Tern Pop cover?

We recently purchased a couple of Tern Link C8 (20Ē tires) bikes to use on vacation commuting. We have an upcoming trip that will entail a long train trip, so will likely want some kind of storage...
01-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By Craptacular8

Cold weather gear

I've been there. I found that I did not need to have wool as the very base layer to be effective. My point of view is as a Minnesota winter rider, typically single digits to -20 actual temps. I...
01-05-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,510
Posted By Craptacular8

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12-30-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,430
Posted By Craptacular8

Price

So, you're saying the bike has 12-14,000 miles on it? If the wheels need to be replaced, and haven't already been, I guess I'd want to know the state of the rest of the components. At that mileage,...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-30-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,142
Posted By Craptacular8

True on the bikes that take 24" tires. The tire...

True on the bikes that take 24" tires. The tire selection however, is much more limited. I know there is a FB page for surly/salsa sales/trades. There are also local to me MN fat biking FB pages,...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,911
Posted By Craptacular8

Lake Boots

I bought these thinking that I was going to eventually put spds on my fat bike. Never happened. LBS told me to start with flats on the fatty, and guess I never found the need to put the spds on...
12-28-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,413
Posted By Craptacular8

Deer Flies

Deer flies and horse flies are about the absolute worst. I don't know the flying speed of a deer fly, but horse flies can go up to 35mph. Both really smart. I've heard that deer flies are...
12-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,413
Posted By Craptacular8

Eweeee

We totally need some kind of emoji icons for our "likes." That would maybe cause the cheese to slide off my cracker if that had been me.....holy chit.
12-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,407
Posted By Craptacular8

For the most part, lycra that is in the state you...

For the most part, lycra that is in the state you are describing, is not going to tolerate patching. I'd suggest wearing them under gravel/mtb shorts, if you wish to continue wearing them out in...
12-02-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,053
Posted By Craptacular8

We still have two of these, early 90's Treks. ...

We still have two of these, early 90's Treks. Really fun bikes. We mostly use them as commuters, though I still hit the local snowmobile/atv trail, and a little single track. ...
12-02-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,376
Posted By Craptacular8

What are you using to hold your water bottle...

What are you using to hold your water bottle there Phil_gretz
12-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,376
Posted By Craptacular8

My oldest bike, is my mother's 1944 Western...

My oldest bike, is my mother's 1944 Western Flyer...knockoff that I use for yard art. I had to replace the wheels, as the originals had rusted through where they had rested for so many years. They...
11-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By Craptacular8

winter jacket

I live in northern MN. It's more about the layering. If you currently have a jacket that you don't end up with moisture beaded up on the inside, you're likely already good. I use a 45NRTH...
11-18-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,979
Posted By Craptacular8

Not entirely sure about mixtie sizes myself. I...

Not entirely sure about mixtie sizes myself. I had a family member rescue a mixtie complete bike from their local recycling. It was a Raleigh Rapide mixtie, from the early 80's. No size info on...
11-18-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By Craptacular8

Trek 820

It would easily do that. The triple it came with would surely get you the gears you need for hills.
11-16-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,312
Posted By Craptacular8

Salso Ti Fargo

I don't own one, but I saw one in a recent gravel race. Can stuff up to a 3" tire on them. All of the nice ride of steel, but lighter.
11-12-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By Craptacular8

Trek 820

Interesting they refer to the 820 as a hybrid, though it's geometry has much more in common with an older tour bike/modern hybrid than it does to a modern rigid mtb. Anyway, it's a good bike. I use...
11-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,274
Posted By Craptacular8

Ligjt

The magic shine, or it's clone is about the most cost effective, bright light for the money. The clones can be found on amazon for less than $20. They last for hours, easy on/off bike, do well down...
11-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Craptacular8

Alt Bars

You'd still be able to use your twist shifters on most alt flat bars. Could go with a trekking bar. Actually, going to Whatbars.com will allow you to overlay various bars onto one another to see if...
10-30-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Craptacular8

Terreno Dry

What is your impression of these tires? Have a bike that maxes out at probably 34 behind, 35 in front. Looking for something that would do "some" gravel in addition to road use. See they offer...
10-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Craptacular8

I walked into my LBS as well a month ago. I...

I walked into my LBS as well a month ago. I needed something bigger than my 700x35 bon jons for a ride/race I had coming up. They had the Rene Herse 700x42 Hurricane Ridge standard casing in stock,...
10-12-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,992
Posted By Craptacular8

There is a question/answer section on Salsa's...

There is a question/answer section on Salsa's page for the Claris equipped Journeyman. Several others looking to do the same...upgrade their claris Journeyman. I would say $300 on the low side. ...
10-01-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Craptacular8

Good ideas. I stopped by Duluth trading the...

Good ideas. I stopped by Duluth trading the other day...they had one pair of pants that looked like they might work...didn't have time to try on. Went there to look at a "gardening" shirt that had...
09-30-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Craptacular8

Non-Bikey pants/shorts/tops

I have and use road style bike jerseys,bibs, and shorts. Iíve always liked them, because they are very functional, and Iím not sure how else I would carry ďstuffĒ on my person, and manage sweat...
09-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,358
Posted By Craptacular8

Wide Tires

If that isn't the truth, lol. When local maintenance crew has been over my gravel roads, or there's been a ton of AG equipment running on them, I frequently have to go with the fat bike running the...
09-05-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Craptacular8

I had measured, just hadnít run into anything...

I had measured, just hadnít run into anything with 25.8 size before. Sounds like thatís what I need to hunt for.
09-05-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Craptacular8

Seat Post Size

Restoring an early 80ís Raleigh mixte. Pulled the seat post. It only has Max/minimum insertion labeled on it, no size. My calipers measure it at 25.77. What size is this supposed to be? 25.4? 26.2?...
08-24-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Craptacular8

Rim Brake Rim Options

I know November Bicycles has recently been blogging on the rim brake options, there are a few, and they build wheels of course. We are currently running with a couple of sets of American Classic...
08-24-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By Craptacular8

I've used Panaracer Paselas on a commuter...they...

I've used Panaracer Paselas on a commuter...they are on Amazon in the 700x35 size for $42, the Panaracer T-Serve (more anti flat protection), $43. The Pasela is a little nicer ride, but they'd both...
08-20-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,926
Posted By Craptacular8

Rene Herse

I've run the compass/rene herse tires for a few years in their 700x32, and a couple bikes with the bon jon's 700x35, which seemed to measure out around 36 (18 internal ) both standard and extra...
08-20-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,926
Posted By Craptacular8

Gp5000

You have the GP5000's setup tubeless? If you have measured them, how wide do they end up (of course on what internal width rim)? Have one bike that ideally I'd like to find a fabulous tire, that...
08-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,376
Posted By Craptacular8

Earlier version

It is a really nice bike. I have 2nd generation, in the aluminum frame, no future shock, and I still love that bike. Other than the name, very little has stayed the same however. BB height is...
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