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02-01-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By Pukeskywalker

They sent me two pairs of untrue rims in a row in...

They sent me two pairs of untrue rims in a row in 2015 so I haven't bought anything since then. about a 2mm wobble on each. Reply was that this was "within spec"
06-11-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I've heard the Somas compared to them repeatedly,...

I've heard the Somas compared to them repeatedly, they seem like a good choice


I did my first off-road ride ever today in Black Star Canyon. The Soma Cazaderos were great. I don't know anything...
06-05-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,718
Posted By Pukeskywalker

The Burley D'lite trailer is working out great....

The Burley D'lite trailer is working out great. It is an older model that needed a replacement of the elastomer shocks, $20.

The kids love it and have been asking to go on a bike ride every day. ...
06-02-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,503
Posted By Pukeskywalker

You may want to try posting the security footage...

You may want to try posting the security footage and bike details on ******:

https://www.******.com/r/BikeSoCal/

Only 600 readers but it can't hurt
05-31-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I have that exact size. Love them dearly. They've...

I have that exact size. Love them dearly. They've done fine in short trips through gravel you'd find on a mixed-use walking trail... as long as you're not going too fast or leaning hard in turns....
05-29-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pukeskywalker

These sound great.. The price can't be beat...

These sound great.. The price can't be beat either.

Do you get many flats?

I've been riding Marathon Supremes for years and I've been spoiled by never having to deal with a flat tire
05-29-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pukeskywalker

The Nanos do seem like everyone's favorite. You...

The Nanos do seem like everyone's favorite. You like them in the sand?


Addition... there will be some of this too

http://i.imgur.com/vOJiTXR.png
05-29-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pukeskywalker

40/45c tire recommendations for Southern California

I'm looking for 700x40/45c tire recommendations for this terrain (google maps screengrabs)
What I have is a drop-bar touring bike. A719 rims and V-brakes.

http://i.imgur.com/WsQwBrq.png
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05-17-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Thanks for all the feedback. I've decided to send...

Thanks for all the feedback. I've decided to send it back and go with a two wheeled trailer on craigslist. I found a used one that has shock absorption. We'll see how well they get along back there....
05-16-17, 03:54 PM
05-16-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to keep 15 mph...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to keep 15 mph and under for sure. What do you think about your drop bars and the Weehoo? I'm thinking flat is the way to go for a double.
05-16-17, 02:30 PM
05-16-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Yeah I'm set on it at the moment. My kids are...

Yeah I'm set on it at the moment. My kids are large for their age and will fight in close quarters. Even in separate car seats they manage to antagonize each other. Resale value is high enough on the...
05-16-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Maximizing control and balance with 100+ lbs on single wheel trailer

I'm getting a Weehoo iGo 2 trailer for my twin kids. They are 70 lbs combined, and I want to maximize safety by setting up my bike accordingly. Here is a picture of the trailer:
...
03-05-17, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Thanks everybody. I will start hunting CL

Thanks everybody. I will start hunting CL
03-03-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Common vintage hybrids/ATBs with 700c + 135mm rear dropouts?

Can anybody name some easy-to-find vintage bikes with 135mm rear dropouts and 700c wheels?

I know of the Trek Multitrack, and I think some Specialized Crossroads had this set up.

I'm sitting on...
02-19-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,718
Posted By Pukeskywalker

thanks everybody. skipping a bike upgrade will...

thanks everybody. skipping a bike upgrade will save some big $ here. I will put kool stops and Avid Single Digit SL Vs on it
02-15-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,718
Posted By Pukeskywalker

70lbs of kids + trailer = Disc brakes recommended?

Is stopping a bike with 100lbs of trailer + kids too much for V-brakes?

I'm moving to a place with lots of bike paths, and I'd like to haul my kids around in a trailer (big twin 2-year-olds)

I...
01-26-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I'm using taco'd wrong, I meant that I messed up...

I'm using taco'd wrong, I meant that I messed up on truing so bad it was folding like a taco'd wheel, that's when I detensioned the whole thing

I will call the LBS and get an estimate. But if it's...
01-26-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Thanks for the info. I am going to have to think...

Thanks for the info. I am going to have to think it over. I've got kids and a busy life, but I would love to build wheels.

Now that you mention it, I did de-tension a wheel once, after turning it...
01-26-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Thanks for the advice. I'll sleep on it. I sent...

Thanks for the advice. I'll sleep on it. I sent and email to the company to see if I can send them back, I'll decide tomorrow if they say yes.

I didn't mention their name because at the price I...
01-26-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pukeskywalker

You guessed it. The deal was too good to be true....

You guessed it. The deal was too good to be true. I figured since ***versal Cycles would want double for the same wheelset, it was worth a shot. I should have known better. The UC wheels I have have...
01-26-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pukeskywalker

New wheelset is out of true on delivery... fix now or ride a bit?

So I got a new wheelset, velocity a23 + 105, 32h - for very cheap - and they arrived out of true

The visible issue is about 2mm of wobble in the rear, but from hand-feel neither wheel seems...
01-15-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,357
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Thanks Andy. I've used all of these combinations...

Thanks Andy. I've used all of these combinations and the long-pull drop levers + standard V's felt the best, but I made some poor cabling choices on the other two experiments. I'm going to give...
01-15-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,357
Posted By Pukeskywalker

V-Brakes vs. mini-V... which is stronger?

Hypothetically, on a loaded touring bike, with the correct brake levers and kool stop pads... which would stop faster: long-pull V-Brakes or short-pull Mini-V's?
01-15-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 668,058
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Hey Bill, probably overpriced but there are a lot...

Hey Bill, probably overpriced but there are a lot of businesses offering calendar printing online. You can simply upload the pictures. Prices could be high. But the real challenge would be getting...
Forum: Touring
10-06-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By Pukeskywalker

And I found them. I'll keep the thread open...

And I found them. I'll keep the thread open anyways.

Ceramic touring rims with "tungsten carbide finish"

Spa Cycles Ceramic Touring wheels review - BikeRadar...
Forum: Touring
10-06-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Exotic touring wheel material... can't remember the name

I remember reading a touring blog about a guy with special touring rims

They were made out of a special material that was heavier than usual, and the benefit was that the brake tracks would last...
Forum: Touring
10-03-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Strike against downtube shifters: You have to...

Strike against downtube shifters: You have to bend your back to get to them.

idea: you could add stem-shifters to your bike now, and leave the STIs on there. Move your shifting to the...
Forum: Touring
10-03-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,036
Posted By Pukeskywalker

http://i.imgur.com/BKL0XQV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BKL0XQV.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-03-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,036
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I have a lot of those co-motion parts on my...

I have a lot of those co-motion parts on my bikes: hubs, rims, levers, v-brakes.

The Cane Creeks + SD7 are a great combination. My SD7s are the "sl" version. With the kool stop pads I have on...
Forum: Touring
10-02-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,218
Posted By Pukeskywalker

This article says they're on-board with the...

This article says they're on-board with the adventure / all road trend. It helps REI sell camping gear

REI to replace Novara bike brand with new brand, Co-op Cycles | Bicycle Retailer and...
09-25-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I'm not a mechanic and some people will disagree...

I'm not a mechanic and some people will disagree :

It's safe to mix-and-match chains, cassettes, and chainrings within 1 speed of each other. I had a dumb bike with 10 speed chainrings, a 9 speed...
09-25-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pukeskywalker

If you don't particularly value the bikes, you...

If you don't particularly value the bikes, you can strip and polish one of the aluminum frames

It's easier than doing a quality DIY paint job. But it is still tedious

Here is a stripped...
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I always assumed a lot of the dirt comes down...

I always assumed a lot of the dirt comes down from the rear tire, or is thrown back by the front tire. But IGH + case is definitely the best of all options for chain
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Pukeskywalker

SKS Chainboard for touring

Does anybody have experience with these? I'm wondering how much grime they'll keep off of your chain, and if that benefit is worth the weight / annoyance with chain maintenance / price
...
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,146
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I'm just going by hand-feel on the Gatorskins. On...

I'm just going by hand-feel on the Gatorskins. On the other hand I've never ridden the heavy Marathon tires either.

My favorite road tires have been Rubino pros, touring Marathon Supremes
Forum: Touring
09-23-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,146
Posted By Pukeskywalker

The gatorskin haters usually point out how hard...

The gatorskin haters usually point out how hard the casing on these things are, and how they do poorly in the rain and roll slowly.

I've only touched gatorskins, never used them, but they were the...
09-21-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Ha, thanks. Looks like Citristrip sells...

Ha, thanks.

Looks like Citristrip sells their own special cleaner but everyone uses mineral spirits.

I don't have much to lose so I guess I'll dump some on there and see
09-21-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Paint stripper in wheel eyelets

Some Citristrip made it into three eyelets on a wheel I have. I was stripping paint off of the brake track (Ryhnolite XL camo painted, laced to disc hubs)

The wheel is laced up and it looks...
Forum: Touring
09-13-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Pukeskywalker

The Jones H-Bar comes in carbon. $300

The Jones H-Bar comes in carbon. $300
Forum: Touring
09-13-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Pukeskywalker

If you are going to speed, aerodynamics, or...

If you are going to speed, aerodynamics, or distances covered per day, a framebag is a good choice. Assuming you drop one or both panniers in favor of more "bikepacking" bags

Check out...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Lab discovers titanium-gold alloy that is four times harder than most steels

Super-narrow tubes coming when??

Lab discovers titanium-gold alloy that is four times harder than most steels (http://phys.org/news/2016-07-lab-titanium-gold-alloy-harder-steels.html)
Forum: Touring
07-20-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By Pukeskywalker

You might have problems with an aerobar on an MTB...

You might have problems with an aerobar on an MTB frame. The top tube will be very long. I've read you want your elbows and shoulder at roughly 90 degrees when rest in aero position. So if you go...
Forum: Touring
07-19-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,822
Posted By Pukeskywalker

It's been a while but I found what you're looking...

It's been a while but I found what you're looking for. Genetic Zygote Trekking bar. Not exactly the same, clamp is 31.8 and the reach is farther, but it works
...
07-14-16, 02:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,489
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I forgot to adjust my RD on a new bike build and...

I forgot to adjust my RD on a new bike build and seriously messed up the rear wheel. The bike locked up after the shift and I almost ate pavement

That lesson was enough to never need one, but I'll...
07-07-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By Pukeskywalker

problemsolvers sells locking steam spacers.....

problemsolvers sells locking steam spacers.. might want to incorporate one of these in your weird stem setup

soma fabrications used to sell an adapter specifically for this during the fixie era
Forum: Touring
05-17-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pukeskywalker

For 40oz bottles here are some options: All...

For 40oz bottles here are some options:

All About Oversized, XL and Anything Bottle Cages - CyclingAbout CyclingAbout (http://www.cyclingabout.com/all-about-oversized-bidon-cages-and-bottles/)
Forum: Touring
05-17-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pukeskywalker

I have kleen kanteens and they get annoying...

I have kleen kanteens and they get annoying because they clank around while you are riding. Your touching bottles might drive you crazy after a while

For mine, the bottle cages have been wrapped...
Forum: Touring
05-12-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,218
Posted By Pukeskywalker

Mazama came out last year I believe

Mazama came out last year I believe
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