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04-21-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,427
Posted By pipeliner

Galvanic corrosion requires dissimilar metals....

Galvanic corrosion requires dissimilar metals. Carbon fiber composites have no metal content.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 59,493
Posted By pipeliner

Awesome pic.

Awesome pic.
02-04-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,784
Posted By pipeliner

Last post, I promise… OP is looking at dropping...

Last post, I promise… OP is looking at dropping 600g or 21 oz of wheel weight and some posters opine that at 240lbs, that won’t amount to diddly squat. Speaking as a Clyde with quite a bit of...
01-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,784
Posted By pipeliner

You are wrong but that’s OK… Go climb a long...

You are wrong but that’s OK…

Go climb a long hill with one and then the other, afterward check your times. Rider size doesn’t negate the effect and I speak from experience.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-23-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 59,493
Posted By pipeliner

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01-22-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,784
Posted By pipeliner

Since you ride that much, carbon bars are a major...

Since you ride that much, carbon bars are a major improvement as well. Weight savings is pretty minor but they smooth out vibrations so much. You can pick up a decent set for reasonable $$$ Couldn't...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-17-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By pipeliner

The rolling resistance of tubes in a large tire...

The rolling resistance of tubes in a large tire at low pressure is significant. I had two fat bikes set up for sand riding, one with tubes and one without. Anyone could tell the difference right away...
08-18-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,379
Posted By pipeliner

Finally! Was really hoping someone would bring...

Finally! Was really hoping someone would bring this up.
06-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,782
Posted By pipeliner

Look at that o-ring on her fork. Used 80% of the...

Look at that o-ring on her fork. Used 80% of the travel on a 2 day race...
05-12-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,072
Posted By pipeliner

Or a unicorn. Unicorns are nearly as scarce but...

Or a unicorn. Unicorns are nearly as scarce but easier to ride double with.
05-02-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,012
Posted By pipeliner

I second this. Got one this winter and it's the...

I second this. Got one this winter and it's the best thing since sliced bread.
04-27-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,473
Posted By pipeliner

With that bike and your size, the only way I’d go...

With that bike and your size, the only way I’d go to to a 650b is if you ride lots of tough single track. 700c has an advantage in rollover and rolling resistance. As far as tire width choices, I’ll...
04-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,012
Posted By pipeliner

My 2 upgrades I couldn't live without are my...

My 2 upgrades I couldn't live without are my Redshift stem and my Selle Anatomica saddle.
03-02-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,533
Posted By pipeliner

This sounds like a good way to go.With ole Arthur...

This sounds like a good way to go.With ole Arthur creeping into my wrists, I find drop bars much more comfy for long rides, also like the option of the drops when dealing with headwinds (A fact of...
02-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,869
Posted By pipeliner

#1 benefit (where I live) is no traffic, no...

#1 benefit (where I live) is no traffic, no traffic noise, easy to hear vehicles when they do overtake you from behind and they are going slower, and no traffic.
#2 is nice scenery you can enjoy...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 59,493
Posted By pipeliner

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02-15-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,448
Posted By pipeliner

Agree, I have a similar setup on my road bike....

Agree, I have a similar setup on my road bike. They are very good for road riding. On really steep and technical descents I get into occasionally on my gravel rig, I can appreciate grx hydraulic...
01-27-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,958
Posted By pipeliner

Weight savings is negligible, ride quality...

Weight savings is negligible, ride quality probably favors aluminum but if you are running 40mm or larger TL tires you can't tell. I ride carbon for the durability. Don't need to be trued nearly as...
12-24-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,745
Posted By pipeliner

Having ridden Marathons before, I wouldn’t ride...

Having ridden Marathons before, I wouldn’t ride those on our gravel roads if you gave them to me free. Ride like they are made of wood.
10-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,178
Posted By pipeliner

This is coming from an old guy with worn out...

This is coming from an old guy with worn out wrists and hands from a lifetime of manual labor... If you aren’t running carbon bars, do yourself a favor and get some. Same with a carbon fork. The...
09-17-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By pipeliner

I’m in the same size category. I can live with...

I’m in the same size category. I can live with the Selle Italia Novus in L2 size. It is bearable, can ride 2 hrs before the aches set in. But the Selle Anatomical H2 is a game changer for me. I can...
09-15-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,157
Posted By pipeliner

The GRX 600 crankset is 30/46, would save you...

The GRX 600 crankset is 30/46, would save you about 100 bucks and weighs 3oz more.
09-11-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,562
Posted By pipeliner

I’ve been riding a Boone with Bontrager Aero...

I’ve been riding a Boone with Bontrager Aero carbon bars for a couple years. Inlooking at how thin they are in the flat segment, you wouldn’t think they could hold up to much. I weigh 240 and I’ve...
09-02-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,870
Posted By pipeliner

40mmm is the minimum for me, ride 45s most of the...

40mmm is the minimum for me, ride 45s most of the time. I also weigh 240 and deal with dry conditions regularly. If I weighed 100lbs less i would consider running 38s...
09-02-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5,198
Views: 3,655,853
Posted By pipeliner

Gotta watch where you step on that old canal...

Gotta watch where you step on that old canal bridge, some pretty big holes.
09-02-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,198
Views: 3,655,853
Posted By pipeliner

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Norco Search XR carbon, GRX810, Whisky bars, Superlogic post, Hunt carbon 30...
09-01-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By pipeliner

Hot parafin wax is the answer. Watch the YouTube...

Hot parafin wax is the answer. Watch the YouTube vids and join the club. A $12 crock pot and $8 worth of wax... I converted a month ago, can't believe how easy it is to keep clean.
07-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By pipeliner

I bought a cheap Chinese carbon post off EBay...

I bought a cheap Chinese carbon post off EBay with “EC90” branding. I also have a Ritchey Superlogic. The EC90 probably weighs double the Ritchey but it also is softer riding. I would definitely go...
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