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07-02-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Roger that. I understand the benefits of a...

Roger that. I understand the benefits of a dropper on descents. I was just coming from the perspective that you don't get use of it for more than 2-3 seconds at a time. But you are dragging the...
07-02-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Really? Isn't he in Florida? Highest...

Really?

Isn't he in Florida?

Highest elevation above sea level is about 300'.

Who knows how close he is to that?

If I were there, I would be back on a single-speed, and not think twice...
06-17-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,007
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I bought a Salsa Bucksaw1 this spring. I probably...

I bought a Salsa Bucksaw1 this spring. I probably have 700 miles on it so far. The first 2 weeks (and 175 miles) were tough on me. The bike weighs 34 pounds, which is about 10 pounds heavier than my...
06-03-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By Papa Wheelie

If I were you, I would go check that bike out. ...

If I were you, I would go check that bike out.

I had a 2013 Salsa Spearfish, with the single-pivot rear end. I loved it. It had the Rock Shock Monarch shock, and you could tune it to the platform...
12-11-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Was going far too fast for trail conditions, and...

Was going far too fast for trail conditions, and got into a "head-on" collision. I bounced off my noggin, and went to the e-room because something in my back did not feel right.

Ended up with a...
09-30-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Papa Wheelie

This is about the best picture that I could find....

This is about the best picture that I could find. Basically, the compression of the hit to my knoggin' was transferred down the spine, until one of them "gave out". This picture is worse than mine...
09-27-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Papa Wheelie

They say that some things come in 3's. This year,...

They say that some things come in 3's. This year, I have had three crashes of consequence. I ride about 4-5 times a week, with 3-4 of those "lunch-time" rides of an hour or so, with 2-4 hour rides on...
09-20-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I would get out from under that in a heart-beat....

I would get out from under that in a heart-beat. Get yourself a "Yeti" sticker kit, and plaster that bike. Make your asking price double what you paid for it, and some sucker is sure to buy it.
09-16-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Papa Wheelie

http://youtu.be/V3nMnr8ZirI

http://youtu.be/V3nMnr8ZirI
09-13-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Papa Wheelie

http://youtu.be/Vn29DvMITu4

http://youtu.be/Vn29DvMITu4
08-16-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Go find a Pro-Flex with a Girvin fork on it.

Go find a Pro-Flex with a Girvin fork on it.
08-14-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Wow! Excellent, and EASY, point made here! You've...

Wow! Excellent, and EASY, point made here! You've got a great demo bike in the garage! Set it up for your weight, and give it a go. All around, some great points have been made here. Your wife might...
08-13-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Only 90 seconds off what you usually do it on...

Only 90 seconds off what you usually do it on your road bike!?!?!?! That is pretty impressive. The fact of the matter is, if somebody knows what they are doing, they can do it on a Huffy or an...
08-13-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I understand what you are saying, but for me, it...

I understand what you are saying, but for me, it was a wash. Yes, the Horst Link (FSR) rear end was a very stable pedaling platform, the hydro disk brakes were nice, and simply having a bike from the...
08-12-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Papa Wheelie

What would it take to get the Hardrock back up...

What would it take to get the Hardrock back up and running? Maybe make that investment, get out and see if you are satisfied with what that bike is providing you. If you want something else, you've...
08-09-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By Papa Wheelie

So, as my buddy and I were riding today, I think...

So, as my buddy and I were riding today, I think I might have an idea of how this happened. Bear with me here. I have two mountain bikes: hard tail with a 1x10 drivetrain that I typically ride in the...
08-09-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I am a fair weather rider! Our weather is...

I am a fair weather rider! Our weather is ride-able 364 days a year, so I take that one bad one off. :D Honestly, I try to stay out of the water (and mud); and am not a jumper. I was wondering if I...
08-09-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Good eye, Colin! I bought the wheelset in...

Good eye, Colin! I bought the wheelset in February. It has an XX cassette on it, which I think is pretty easy on a hub. I shot a picture of it to my buddy, and he had a GREAT idea! He said "We should...
08-09-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By Papa Wheelie

During my ride yesterday, I told my buddy what...

During my ride yesterday, I told my buddy what was up, and he said "You know, my bike is doing the same thing. I think we need to pull the freehub off the wheel, and see if the pawls are all gunked...
08-08-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Last night, I checked that the chain was not...

Last night, I checked that the chain was not stretched. I also cleaned and re-lubed it, with no change. My derailleur hanger was a little loose, so I tightened that a bit. Seems like my rear...
08-08-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Chain becomes slack while coasting?

Have been experiencing this new phenomenon lately, and I was wondering if somebody could point me in the right direction to figuring out what is going on.

While going downhill, I will typically...
08-02-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,142
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Daspydr, you misspelled "Salsa". It is spelled...

Daspydr, you misspelled "Salsa". It is spelled S-A-L-S-A. :D
08-01-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By Papa Wheelie

1. Fisher Creek/Potato Mountain - Sun Valley, ID ...

1. Fisher Creek/Potato Mountain - Sun Valley, ID 2. Bear Basin/Blackwell Lake loops - McCall, ID 3. Boise Front.
07-25-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Papa Wheelie

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331032
07-17-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Factor in the life-time tunes, and I think you...

Factor in the life-time tunes, and I think you should be laughing at all times when riding or even THINKING about that purchase.
07-16-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Your biggest gains will be had from changing...

Your biggest gains will be had from changing things that rotate. Wheels; cassette; cranks; tires; going tubeless; and pedals. You can also shed weight in the seat; seat post; handlebars; grips;...
07-16-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,798
Posted By Papa Wheelie

The Salsa Warbird is what currently has my...

The Salsa Warbird is what currently has my attention. I have been participating in Gran Fondo's recently, and the Warbird sounds as if it is specifically designed for that purpose.
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07-16-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Thank you all! I have heard about covering the...

Thank you all! I have heard about covering the blemishes with clear fingernail polish, so I believe I will start there. D, thanks for the picture. I will keep an eye on that, and HOPE that if I do...
07-16-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Carbon Fiber rim/wheel failure?

What are the real risks associated with carbon fiber wheel failure? From what I have read, when carbon fails, it is quick, and catastrophic.

I have a set of carbon wheels that I have been riding...
06-26-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By Papa Wheelie

It all boils down to what you think you need, and...

It all boils down to what you think you need, and what you can actually get by with. I picked this beast up a week ago. I have taken it on four lunch time rides with my buddies. Each ride is about 15...
06-26-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By Papa Wheelie

One of the guys in my normal riding group rides a...

One of the guys in my normal riding group rides a Gary Fisher 26" full suspender. He said that he likes to ride it because "it is more fun to jump stuff, on the downhills." One day I was following...
06-26-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I think that is boils down to what one person...

I think that is boils down to what one person wants, vs what another person expects, vs what somebody else will accept. You really CANNOT compare any of the situations. Suspension forks made our...
06-26-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By Papa Wheelie

The "gnar" is a figment of our own imaginations....

The "gnar" is a figment of our own imaginations. That fast, flowy trail is equivalent to anything up in Whistler, IMO. Maybe even moar treacherous. And I SHRED IT!!!!
06-26-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By Papa Wheelie

My hardtail 29'er is more fluid than my old,...

My hardtail 29'er is more fluid than my old, antiquated FS 26'er was. Our foothill trails here in Boise are smooth, flowy, and non-technical. And the HT weighs about 7 lbs less than the mini-wheel...
06-20-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,847
Posted By Papa Wheelie

6'3", 205 pounds Salsa Spearfish (full...

6'3", 205 pounds Salsa Spearfish (full suspension, XC) 32 front and 34 rear Specialized Stumpjumper (hard tail, XC) 30 front, 32 rear Cannondale Six13 90 front, 100 rear
06-18-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Both of those are right handed. What if the...

Both of those are right handed. What if the original poster is a lefty?
06-12-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,238
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I am on the planet "If the shoe fits, wear it."...

I am on the planet "If the shoe fits, wear it." There are many different opinions being shared here. My statement was not directed any one person in particular. My interpretation of a majority of...
06-12-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,238
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Are these opinions based on predetermined...

Are these opinions based on predetermined conclusions? Do we seek information that will reinforce what we already believe? When I ride, I am mainly looking to not wreck, while getting down the trail...
05-28-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I purchased a 2012 Salsa Spearfish2 for $1,400. I...

I purchased a 2012 Salsa Spearfish2 for $1,400. I purchased it solely because of its endurance capabilities. I have it currently down to about 25.8 lbs, which is pretty formidable for a...
05-22-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Papa Wheelie

What about the fork?

What about the fork?
05-21-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Nampa, Idaho: Bob LeBow Bike Tour, June 8th

I participated in this a couple of years ago, and am going to attempt the Century ride this year. It is well organized; the routes are scenic; their aid stations are well stocked; and it is for a...
05-17-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,060
Posted By Papa Wheelie

As an aside, why the bashing on Tyler? I think...

As an aside, why the bashing on Tyler? I think the kid carries a pretty heavy load. I lived in Wenatchee when his father, who is a neurosurgeon, got plowed into by a car while riding to work, and is...
05-17-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I cannot give you any direction with regards to...

I cannot give you any direction with regards to fixing your skewer/wheel issue, but if your bicycle shop tired to HAMMER the skewer into the wheel, you need to find a shop with a better mechanic....
05-17-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,060
Posted By Papa Wheelie

When people want to drink their Farrar Hater-Aid,...

When people want to drink their Farrar Hater-Aid, they will not be denied! No, Tyler did not help much when the group of 16 broke away, but neither did Sagan. I LIKE Sagan, by the way, but this is...
05-10-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,541
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Not really, but know that you would be riding a...

Not really, but know that you would be riding a TOOL that will make the ride spartan.

It will not be comfortable. It will not be fast. It will not be easy.

It WILL force you to identify the...
05-08-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,185
Posted By Papa Wheelie

This is EXACTLY why I strap it to the cables on...

This is EXACTLY why I strap it to the cables on my down-tube.

I like my frame MUCH MORE than I like my little air pump. Any dirt and dings that I can stick to pump, INSTEAD of my frame, is OK by...
05-06-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,710
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I ride this fence a bit myself. I buy bigger...

I ride this fence a bit myself. I buy bigger items on-line, but also spend a fair amount of money in the LBS.

My difference? I NEVER shy away from contributing to the beer fund. Sometimes, when I...
04-30-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,185
Posted By Papa Wheelie

I carry my tube, chain links, tire irons and...

I carry my tube, chain links, tire irons and chain breaker in a bag under my seat.

I velcro strap my pump to my brake and shifter cables that are on the underside downtube on my frame.
04-30-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,441
Posted By Papa Wheelie

That is pretty funny. I had a friend that...

That is pretty funny.

I had a friend that used to do the same thing at off-road motorcycle races. He was paid by Honda to race down in the Score series down in Mexico (Baja 250; 500 and 1000), so...
04-25-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Papa Wheelie

Omlete with potato sounds good. A little protein...

Omlete with potato sounds good. A little protein for the muscles, and carbs for the energy. I think having more WITH me will be key. I thought the sugars and peanuts would be a good source of...
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