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12-17-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,377
Posted By SpeedyStein

Yep. I did this and it worked fine. I even got...

Yep. I did this and it worked fine. I even got the exact matching chainring, so unless someone looked very closely, no one ever knew.

I've spun out the 46x11 a few times, but never on dirt. It...
12-15-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,753
Posted By SpeedyStein

This. The geometry of a true road bike, either a...

This. The geometry of a true road bike, either a race bike or an endurance/fondo bike, is going to significantly impact your personal performance compared to your other bike. My cross bike is...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,336
Posted By SpeedyStein

I commuted for the better part of 2012/13 on a...

I commuted for the better part of 2012/13 on a '92 Cannondale M2000, about as awesome of an MTB available back when it was new. Why? It was cheap, easy to ride, easy to attach stuff to, and I could...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,002
Posted By SpeedyStein

Basket? Wald, and others, makes baskets that you...

Basket? Wald, and others, makes baskets that you can zip tie to your rack, and would securely hold your backpack or wife's purse. Others suggested a milk crate, which would work too. I've seen...
12-12-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By SpeedyStein

I've done the 46-34 with both 11-32 and 11-36...

I've done the 46-34 with both 11-32 and 11-36 cassette, and mostly liked it. But I would still take my 40 with 11-42 over that any day. Most of my riding is up and down hills, with a bit of pavement...
12-12-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,531
Posted By SpeedyStein

I see it more of an annoyance than a problem,...

I see it more of an annoyance than a problem, like toe overlap. Once you know it's possible, you kind of adjust your riding to avoid it, the easiest thing being to shift into a low gear when stopping...
12-11-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By SpeedyStein

To chime in on 1x... I drank the kool aid, and I...

To chime in on 1x... I drank the kool aid, and I love it. Never futzing with a FD ever again. Need wide range gears? Shimano makes 11-46t cassettes now. Expander cogs are available up to 50t from...
12-11-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,531
Posted By SpeedyStein

Ghost shifting is definitely a thing, especially...

Ghost shifting is definitely a thing, especially for stronger riders on steel bikes with long chain stays running 10 or 11 speeds. Just a lot of flex over a long stay with close spacing between...
12-08-16, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By SpeedyStein

The usual bolt size is M5 for racks and fenders,...

The usual bolt size is M5 for racks and fenders, and since the frame and fork are different manufacturers, I would be really surprised if they both deviate from that. Your local hardware store should...
12-07-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By SpeedyStein

Steel frames just look better with level top...

Steel frames just look better with level top tubes...
12-07-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,407
Posted By SpeedyStein

Yeah, the RS685 came along after I started...

Yeah, the RS685 came along after I started collecting parts, and are pretty spendy, for me anyway.

I've used the BB7R, TRP Spyre, and Shimano's CX road disc, cx-77 (I think?) and the lower end...
12-07-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,350
Posted By SpeedyStein

This is what I did for a long time, 46-34 crank...

This is what I did for a long time, 46-34 crank with 11-36 cassette, and 9 speed rd. Works like a champ. On the Wolverine, I am about to go 46-36 with 11-42 cassette, using 11speed xt rd and bar end...
12-06-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By SpeedyStein

Nice! Sounds like you got the fit dialed. How...

Nice! Sounds like you got the fit dialed. How was the ride? I love how the Wolvie feels like an orange cloud...
12-06-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By SpeedyStein

The Wolverine is a tough bike to fit right,...

The Wolverine is a tough bike to fit right, because it has a really low head tube and a long top tube. I'm still tinkering with mine trying to find that spot... and admittedly, I cut mine about 10mm...
12-06-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,531
Posted By SpeedyStein

I have a complicated relationship with my...

I have a complicated relationship with my Wolverine. I love the ride quality, that it can fit big tires, and that it rides better loaded than any other bike I've ever had. Makes an excellent tourer...
12-06-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,407
Posted By SpeedyStein

Yokozuna Motoko vs TRP Hylex vs TRP HYRD

Hi all, this has probably been asked already, but I couldn't find anything that compares these, so here we go. Anyone ride more than one of these? If so, which did you prefer? Prices seem about the...
02-03-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By SpeedyStein

I've heard great things about the MSO, but...

I've heard great things about the MSO, but haven't tried it yet. I hear that Clement is going to release a tubeless version in 36c later this year... I think I'm gonna spring for a set of those when...
02-03-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By SpeedyStein

I understand completely your frustrations! ...

I understand completely your frustrations! Continental tires are always a pain to get on and off - I have had like 6 sets of various sizes, and the only ones that slipped on and off easily were...
02-02-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By SpeedyStein

Sounds like you would be a good candidate to try...

Sounds like you would be a good candidate to try tubeless rims. When I mounted one of my WTB Cross Boss tires onto my WTB rim and got the bead seated, I realized that the tire label wasn't quite...
02-02-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By SpeedyStein

What's your opinion of the Nano in mud? A lot of...

What's your opinion of the Nano in mud? A lot of my favorite trails in the summer here have peanut butter mud right now... I would love to find something with a little volume that can slice through...
02-02-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By SpeedyStein

Just rode the WTB Cross Boss in 35c for the first...

Just rode the WTB Cross Boss in 35c for the first time today. First impressions are good, they roll well on pavement, seem to hook up well on soft pack, and they fly on hardback. Definitely avoid mid...
01-31-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By SpeedyStein

I just picked up a set of the WTB Cross Boss in...

I just picked up a set of the WTB Cross Boss in 35c. Setup tubeless rather painlessly on WTB rims too. Will post further once I get a couple of rides on them.

I also ride a set of Kenda Happy...
12-30-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By SpeedyStein

As a regular BART rider, I can say that most of...

As a regular BART rider, I can say that most of the bikes I see are probably worth closer to $100 than $500. That said, occasionally I do see some that are far more valuable than $500 - I saw a trek...
12-30-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By SpeedyStein

Thanks for the insight, I hadn't thought about...

Thanks for the insight, I hadn't thought about what might happen in the event of the rotor becoming untrue. The front already had a 160, so not changing a lot there, just the profile of the braking...
12-29-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By SpeedyStein

A little larger than a 35, but I like the Kenda...

A little larger than a 35, but I like the Kenda Happy Medium in 700x40. File tread center, small knob sidewalks, soft ride, and wear pretty well for a soft tire.
12-29-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By SpeedyStein

So I emailed Diamondback, and they claim that a...

So I emailed Diamondback, and they claim that a 160mm rotor should fit with the proper adaptor. I ordered a TRP 20mm adaptor, and two Shimano RT56 rotors, and will soon see how well everything goes...
12-21-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,641
Posted By SpeedyStein

I have a Blackburn mini pump that is switchable...

I have a Blackburn mini pump that is switchable between high pressure or high volume - works pretty well for me, although I have yet to actually use it on the trail. I also carry CO2, I think 16g,...
12-06-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By SpeedyStein

Converting to 160mm rotors on rear

Hi folks, I have a Diamondback Haanjo Comp, which I love, and I am looking to go with 160mm rotors on the rear instead of the 140mm it came with - hoping that the caliper will fit under the seat...
Forum: Southeast
10-05-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By SpeedyStein

Thanks for the heads up... I arrive this...

Thanks for the heads up... I arrive this afternoon, and brought the cross bike. I figure it's my favorite bike, and more versatile than the road bike, so I might as well bring it. Again, thanks for...
Forum: Southeast
09-21-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By SpeedyStein

Visiting Pensacola, FL for about 7 weeks - bring road bike or cross bike?

Hello Southwest riders! I will be attending a training in Pensacola, FL for about 7 weeks in the coming months. From the SF Bay Area, I ride both my road and cross bikes a lot. I am hoping to take...
09-14-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By SpeedyStein

I find that I like the bars a smidge higher, but...

I find that I like the bars a smidge higher, but further, on my cross/gravel bike. So, saddle to bar drop on my road bike is about 3", about 2.5" on the cross bike, and reach is about .5" closer...
09-06-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By SpeedyStein

Why not bump the speed limit by 10? I say lets...

Why not bump the speed limit by 10? I say lets just make it 35...
09-03-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 383,766
Posted By SpeedyStein

Thanks for the quick response! I do have a local...

Thanks for the quick response! I do have a local co-op that I am going to swing by tomorrow after I pick up the bike, but was going to browse Amazon tonight to see what was available online.
09-03-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 383,766
Posted By SpeedyStein

This seems like probably the best place to ask......

This seems like probably the best place to ask... I am about to pick up what looks like a 2010 FX 7.1 - for basically free. The biggest catch, the saddle/seatpost was stolen. Anyone have any idea...
09-03-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By SpeedyStein

Over priced bikes on CL? You must be in the SF...

Over priced bikes on CL? You must be in the SF Bay Area :) If so, I would second dr1445's advice. I rode a 90s rigid Cannondale MTB for a long time with cheap Performance Bike slick tires. I...
09-03-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,392
Posted By SpeedyStein

Al, thanks for providing info on the Toughroad -...

Al, thanks for providing info on the Toughroad - I am definitely going to check one out in the not so distant future!
09-03-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,392
Posted By SpeedyStein

I'm with you. Your profile says you are in Napa,...

I'm with you. Your profile says you are in Napa, and I am down in Concord. I imagine your local "fire roads" look a lot like mine – really rocky in some places, really dusty for the rest. The main...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,995
Posted By SpeedyStein

Mmm... Pie... Work out your legs off the...

Mmm... Pie...

Work out your legs off the bike too, foam roller, take good rest days, get plenty of sleep, and drink way more water than you think you need. Eat good proteins too, it helps keep...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By SpeedyStein

My oldest just started first grade, and he rides...

My oldest just started first grade, and he rides to school nearly everyday, with my wife walking/jogging the younger two in the stroller. We took the training wheels off just as he started...
08-29-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By SpeedyStein

The Haanjo Comp has really low bottle mounts on...

The Haanjo Comp has really low bottle mounts on the seat tube - at least on a size large frame. I would bet that a Tangle bag could fit no problem, with a regular bottle, and probably even with a...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-15, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By SpeedyStein

Nice! Keep it up!

Nice! Keep it up!
08-26-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By SpeedyStein

I like the Kenda Happy Medium in 40c. They roll...

I like the Kenda Happy Medium in 40c. They roll really well on pavement, and get good traction on gravel and hard pack dirt.
08-26-15, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By SpeedyStein

Do you guys use road pedals on your cross bikes? ...

Do you guys use road pedals on your cross bikes?

I'm a fan of SPD pedals/shoes. I have Shimano M530 pedals on my commuter, and Shimano M540 pedals on my cross bike. I think those are sensible...
08-26-15, 01:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By SpeedyStein

I really like my Diamondback Haanjo Comp for...

I really like my Diamondback Haanjo Comp for trails/gravel. I bought it specifically to ride from home to the local fire roads, and it is pretty comfortable and fast offroad. I changed the...
08-26-15, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By SpeedyStein

As someone with BB7 Road on my commuter, and TRP...

As someone with BB7 Road on my commuter, and TRP Spyre on my cross bike, I would say keep the BB7s between the two. It could be the pad/rotor compound, but the BB7 has a lot more initial bite and...
08-23-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By SpeedyStein

Signed!

Signed!
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By SpeedyStein

If only it would rain a little here in California!

If only it would rain a little here in California!
08-18-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,392
Posted By SpeedyStein

Thanks Norman. I wonder if the new Giant is able...

Thanks Norman. I wonder if the new Giant is able to squeeze in a 2.1? I should clarify the purpose of my interest... I am looking for a flatbar bike to ride fire roads, smooth single track, and...
08-17-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,954
Posted By SpeedyStein

Just read your thread and blog post... I hope you...

Just read your thread and blog post... I hope you are well on your way to recovery! I live in Concord, and have ridden that path a number of times in exploration. Scary to think about this...
08-17-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By SpeedyStein

I just rode Bear Creek a few days ago, and saw...

I just rode Bear Creek a few days ago, and saw signs for "construction ahead" but didn't notice if they mentioned the road closing - I was riding from the west on AVR.
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