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12-28-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

A) I am currently on the handlebar search myself....

A) I am currently on the handlebar search myself. I hope yours you ordered turn out well.

B) The Salsa proprietary bags I have tried I like, but I've read many people that don't. I would recommend...
12-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

The industry and all the gear websites will tell...

The industry and all the gear websites will tell you this standard is obsolete and sucks. QR has been used for decades and will continue to work well in 2022 and beyond. I have no problems with Thru...
12-25-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

What wheel size are you planning on running? Are...

What wheel size are you planning on running? Are you looking at 29er or 27.5 (650b)? This may help figure out the frame to look for. I know buying a new bike is a difficult option, but I will put a...
12-12-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Did you get your build finished? Any pictures of...

Did you get your build finished? Any pictures of the completed project?
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

FBOATSB Thats a great point that I didn't...

FBOATSB Thats a great point that I didn't consider. I don't have all the tools to pull these BB's and I've never done wheel bearings. The last bike I did like this already had a new BB and I did a...
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

1980's Schwinn touring bikes

These two bikes are for sale locally (Northwest Arkansas) and they are really tempting and seem reasonably priced but just need some of your expert thoughts. The listing owner doesn't list much...
Forum: For Sale
03-26-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,175
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Don't have a trade but love the build. What's the...

Don't have a trade but love the build. What's the tire clearance?
03-24-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

JerseyShore I occasionally see them on The Pros...

JerseyShore I occasionally see them on The Pros Closet (https://www.theproscloset.com/) and also on Pinkbike (https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/). (There is a 60cm 2nd gen and a 3rd gen on pinkbike...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Wow man that is beautiful! Yes, post more pics...

Wow man that is beautiful! Yes, post more pics when you are able.

So I am curious now... I would like to hear about your experience with Steel Vintage. I am ALWAYS trolling their Instagram and...
03-21-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Went from the Stigmata to a Salsa Fargo. Had a...

Went from the Stigmata to a Salsa Fargo. Had a disc injury weight lifting and wanted something more upright and bigger tire clearance. I do miss the Stigmata! It was fast and light. I know SC is...
03-21-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I can't speak to the 3rd gen Stigmata, but I rode...

I can't speak to the 3rd gen Stigmata, but I rode a 2nd gen Stigmata for a few years. It was perfect for road and fast on gravel. the new models have generous tire clearance and a bit more relaxed...
02-26-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,312
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I have 2 gravel bikes, 1 with mechanical disc and...

I have 2 gravel bikes, 1 with mechanical disc and 1 with cantilever brakes. I live and bike in Northwest Arkansas and we've got our fair share of hills and mountains. In my opinion, unless you just...
11-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I read on Bicycle Retailer that these frames were...

I read on Bicycle Retailer that these frames were bending and buckling! Pretty crazy, especially considering SC (or the Taiwan factory that makes these frames) makes a good bike. Glad they are taking...
11-27-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,080
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Santa Cruz Stigmata. Always threaded. Great...

Santa Cruz Stigmata. Always threaded. Great quality!
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I know nothing but just wanted to say awesome...

I know nothing but just wanted to say awesome bike!!!! Following...
10-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I'm from NWA also, the Allied's look NICE and...

I'm from NWA also, the Allied's look NICE and they have a few you can test ride at their shop in Bentonville. I'm a bit of a Santa Cruz snob.... You might take a look at the Santa Cruz Stigmata. the...
10-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

There is some good advice and suggestions here...

There is some good advice and suggestions here but I wanted to add a couple of more for your consideration.
Not sure when this will be back in stock, but the State Bicycle Co 4130 steel allroad is...
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Pre war Schwinn B9

I found this locally on Facebook Marketplace. The seller is looking for a "reasonable offer." The ad says it is a 1934 and they have put new hubs on it. Looks mostly complete with the exception of...
05-30-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,105
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Check out THIS...

Check out THIS (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4320144/) article on the degradation of plastic from UV radiation. Ultimately, it depends on the quality of the plastic (specific material...
05-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,750
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I'm running Dia Compe 981 canti's with Kool Stop...

I'm running Dia Compe 981 canti's with Kool Stop brake pads on aluminum rims and sometimes they squeal loudly. For cleaning my setup use Dawn dish soap/water, dry, and finish with brake parts cleaner...
04-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,437
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Similar issue here! I've taken my gravel bike and...

Similar issue here! I've taken my gravel bike and mountain bike to the LBS for service and make sure they get my business. But servicing the suspension and linkage is $$$!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2,762
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I'm not sure of the value zen but just wanted to...

I'm not sure of the value zen but just wanted to say VERY COOL! Looks like a beautiful ride
Replies: 26
Views: 5,512
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Ha thanks I just went straight for the pictures.

Ha thanks I just went straight for the pictures.
03-19-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

sweet ride! new bike is the best. Congratulations!

sweet ride! new bike is the best. Congratulations!
02-28-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,341
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

https://alliedcycleworks.com/pages/allied-alfa-all...

https://alliedcycleworks.com/pages/allied-alfa-allroad
Handmade with US sourced materials in my home state of Arkansas
02-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I rode a Honzo at a Kona demo last year. I was...

I rode a Honzo at a Kona demo last year. I was impressed and enjoyed riding it a lot better than that the Process 153. For the money, they are a great ride. I'd recommend it. Darth has good advice...
02-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,611
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

well played. :lol:​​​​​​​

well played. :lol:​​​​​​​
02-12-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

This! I've got a Burly D'lite that I've pulled my...

This! I've got a Burly D'lite that I've pulled my boys in with my SC Stigmata for years. I literally lost count of the miles I put on the trailer but I wore the tires out. My oldest is too big for it...
02-11-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,611
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Subscribed for interest. But I'm also curious, if...

Subscribed for interest. But I'm also curious, if your looking at the GM and Surly, why not the Midnight Special? Or the Kona Sutra? I've looked at the All City GM at my LBS and its very cool!
02-09-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,632
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

MinnMan if the shop does bike fits, negotiate...

MinnMan if the shop does bike fits, negotiate one in if your purchase doesn't come with one already.
02-07-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,632
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I'm surprised there has been no mention of the...

I'm surprised there has been no mention of the Santa Cruz Stigmata. I think it meets your specs. Can't bet the SC build quality and warranty. I have a 2nd gen and love it. Similar to the Hakka that...
01-18-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Brake Update

I realized I never posted my fix to the 27in to 700c conversion. I found some Dia Compe 981 cantilever brakes in good condition and bought some new Kool Stop pads. I tried to take some pictures of...
01-07-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

The advice in this thread is solid. Personally, I...

The advice in this thread is solid. Personally, I think its fun to do this kind of conversion/update. There are 2 things you can do that will save you money: 1. Source as many used parts as you can....
01-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,855
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I enjoy my carbon gravel bike. I'm 6'2 and...

I enjoy my carbon gravel bike. I'm 6'2 and currently 250lbs and the bike is a 56cm and comes in at 19lbs. It's fast. I recently built a vintage steel framed gravel bike and I enjoy riding it just as...
12-28-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Of the bikes you listed, I would buy the Canyon...

Of the bikes you listed, I would buy the Canyon Exceed for two reasons: 1. The warranty is 3x longer than Cube and Radon. From what I have read, Canyon customer service is good and a 6 warranty is a...
12-28-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

This. You can replace components easily. Get the...

This. You can replace components easily. Get the frame that its best and is nicer. Personally sizing, my opinion is dependent on your inseam and wingspan for size. If you have a longer wingspan or...
12-19-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,875
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Beautiful frame!

Beautiful frame!
12-15-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

I would go with the Trek based on two things: ...

I would go with the Trek based on two things:
1. Resale. Your going to have a much more difficult time getting your $$ back out of the Moto vs the Trek. Whenever it's upgrade time, the Trek will...
10-23-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

bikemig Thanks for the heads up! Those look like...

bikemig Thanks for the heads up! Those look like they would be much easier to adjust and fit to the brake track. I'll be on the lookout.
10-23-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

The 700c wheels that came on it worked with V...

The 700c wheels that came on it worked with V brakes. I thought the wider rims would work better with the canti brakes but it actually made the problem worse. Thats why I took the grinder to the...
10-22-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Here are a couple of photos the previous owner...

Here are a couple of photos the previous owner sent me...
10-22-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Done!

After months of sourcing used parts and searching for the best deals on new, I've finally finished the build! The bike rides great I'm excited to start putting miles on it! I'm very happy with how it...
10-22-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Drivetrain setup

Getting the drivetrain set up and adjusted was a bit tricky for me. I'm not a mechanic and not the best a derailleur adjustment. Plus these parts weren't really meant to go together. I had to use the...
10-22-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Brake woes

So the wider wheels made the cantilever brakes worse than they were before. Unfortunately I had to make some adjustments....
10-22-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

New wheels!

So after my cassette wouldn't fit my rear wheel and I couldn't change the hub body, I started looking for a wheelset. Because I'm trying to keep the cost down, I planned on buying used but I found...
10-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,065
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Long before this fad began, people rode their...

Long before this fad began, people rode their touring/randonneuring bikes or if they were crazy, their road bike (:eek:) on gravel and unpaved roads. I ride my mountain bike almost as much as my...
10-12-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,065
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

As B.A. as that looks, the redesigned Salsa...

As B.A. as that looks, the redesigned Salsa Cutthroat looks like a more capable bike. That bottom bracket looks so low to the ground I'd be leery of hitting some singletrack with that. I'll be...
10-09-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Without taking other geometric factors into...

Without taking other geometric factors into consideration, I think the basic answer would be the bike will handle better descending than it will perform climbing. On flat ground with small hills it...
10-05-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By PumpedUpKicks

Of these two you have listed I would opt for the...

Of these two you have listed I would opt for the Rocky Mountain over the Liv. The Liv is 27.5 while the RC Instinct runs 29/27+ so to me having multiple wheel/tire size options is a huge win. The RC...
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