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05-03-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By scubaman

I switched my gravel/bikepacking bike last year...

I switched my gravel/bikepacking bike last year from Shimano XTR SPD pedals to the EH-500 pedals for versatility, and Iíve been very happy. Iím not a beginner - Iíve used SPDs almost since they were...
04-27-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By scubaman

+1. I use 36 front, 11 speed 11-42 rear for...

+1. I use 36 front, 11 speed 11-42 rear for gravel/bikepacking (and may switch to 34 front and/or 11-46 rear); 38 front, 11 speed 11-34 rear for casual/solo road, including Tour de France mountains...
04-20-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 175,436
Posted By scubaman

I use something like this 6 x 50mm seatpost...

I use something like this 6 x 50mm seatpost binder from Dimension: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=918

In principle, you could use an M6 bolt of appropriate length...
04-17-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,852
Posted By scubaman

+1 for this possibility. Tire pressure is a big...

+1 for this possibility. Tire pressure is a big factor in how a bike feels! See, e.g., https://www.cyclingabout.com/lab-test-lowering-tyre-pressure-improve-bike-comfort/

I agree with what others...
03-02-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By scubaman

410mm is very long for a seatpost! If you need...

410mm is very long for a seatpost! If you need that for your Fuji Traverse to fit, I think you might want to consider a bigger frame. But I doubt you need it. 367mm should be fine, or the common...
01-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By scubaman

Also Paul Component thumbies,...

Also Paul Component thumbies, https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/drivetrain/shifting/shimanothumbies/
01-05-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By scubaman

Hmmm, maybe! Dinotte says its 2020 "Quad RED...

Hmmm, maybe! Dinotte says its 2020 "Quad RED replaces the DiNotte 300R and 400R...The Quad RED is as bright as the 400R lights and significantly brighter than the older 300R, the older 140R lights...
01-04-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,152
Posted By scubaman

Based on the info in your post, I think there is...

Based on the info in your post, I think there is zero way for any of us to know anything about the comparative ride qualities of these two bikes.
01-03-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By scubaman

While I use and like TRP cable disc brakes...

While I use and like TRP cable disc brakes (Spyke, the long-pull sister to Spyre) as well as Paul Klamper, I concur with the earlier post that disc brakes will not necessarily perform any better than...
12-27-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,677
Posted By scubaman

RH tires are expensive, for sure. They also are...

RH tires are expensive, for sure. They also are lovely to use, in my experience. I started with 26Ē x 2.3Ē Rat Trap Pass tires in extra light casing, which really transform every bike Iíve put them...
12-24-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,677
Posted By scubaman

+1 for the recommendations for the widest Renť...

+1 for the recommendations for the widest Renť Herse tires that fit. You mention getting two wheelsets. Maybe start with one nice 650b wheelset and put Renť Herse 650b x 48mm Switchback Hill smooth...
12-02-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,798
Posted By scubaman

Iíve used rear lights from Dinotte for many...

Iíve used rear lights from Dinotte for many years, and I strongly recommend them. Iíve had police officers pull up alongside me at stop lights - and once while I was riding - to *thank* me for using...
10-12-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By scubaman

+1 for this advice. Pretty much any modern OEM...

+1 for this advice. Pretty much any modern OEM Shimano drive train can shift well - if it isn't, it needs adjustment, so I suggest investing in that.
10-08-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 175,436
Posted By scubaman

Thanks! Rear spacing is 135mm, which I think was...

Thanks! Rear spacing is 135mm, which I think was standard for MTBs since 7-speed cassettes (which is what this bike was sold with). So no re-spacing/cold-setting was needed.

I took off the...
10-07-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 175,436
Posted By scubaman

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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~30 year old Trek 930 rescued from the trash in an...
10-01-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By scubaman

If one is clearly more your size, go with that...

If one is clearly more your size, go with that one. Otherwise, +1 for the Trek, for the reasons others have mentioned.
09-28-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By scubaman

Iíve had good experience with Lizard Skin DSP 3.2...

Iíve had good experience with Lizard Skin DSP 3.2 bar tape, on its own or sometimes with silicone pads under the tape - good cushion, good grip, lots of color choices. But, itís not cheap, and also...
07-30-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,213
Posted By scubaman

Very cool! I had no idea this existed, and am...

Very cool! I had no idea this existed, and am very happy to have discovered it. Seems like a genuinely better mousetrap. Cheers!
07-28-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By scubaman

Gevenalle also offers hydraulic levers with their...

Gevenalle also offers hydraulic levers with their shifters, so that's an option for folks too.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By scubaman

I have one Selle Anatomica saddle like that, with...

I have one Selle Anatomica saddle like that, with interchangeable stainless steel and carbon fiber rails, and several Selle Anatomic saddles with non-interchageable steel rails. Three comments. (1)...
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