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01-10-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,158
Posted By Elisdad

I'd buy a copy. Then you'd only have to store...

I'd buy a copy. Then you'd only have to store 2499 in your house. Problem solved.
05-28-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,383
Posted By Elisdad

The bike will ship with 45s according to BD. It...

The bike will ship with 45s according to BD. It looks like you can squeeze in a much wider tire if you choose to though.
05-28-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,383
Posted By Elisdad

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/ima...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/images/monster_cross/
02-12-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,383
Posted By Elisdad

Any more details on the monstercross offering(s)?

Any more details on the monstercross offering(s)?
01-08-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,383
Posted By Elisdad

This is good news.

This is good news.
12-29-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Elisdad

I rarely run 1:1, in that bike's case it'd be...

I rarely run 1:1, in that bike's case it'd be 32x32. I'm usually in a higher gear. I was just trying to state that limited gearing on my geared bike has been sufficient for me. I've never wished for...
12-29-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Elisdad

Yes, 1:1 = the same size chainring/cog combo.

Yes, 1:1 = the same size chainring/cog combo.
12-28-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Elisdad

I run a 32t chainring up front & a 11-32t...

I run a 32t chainring up front & a 11-32t cassette in back, it's the stock gearing that came on the bike. I run it pretty much stock other than adding a suspension fork & disc breaks shortly after I...
12-28-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Elisdad

FWIW, I primarily ride a singlespeed on trails...

FWIW, I primarily ride a singlespeed on trails around the flat trails of Chicago. From time to time I ride on a bike with a 1x9 drivetrain. That really is all the gearing that I need around here....
12-26-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,895
Posted By Elisdad

Terrific project & an awesome gift to give your...

Terrific project & an awesome gift to give your dad.
12-22-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

That's a very nice Rob Roy.

That's a very nice Rob Roy.
12-21-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

Adding braze-ons, moving bottle cage mounts, and...

Adding braze-ons, moving bottle cage mounts, and repainting seems like a lot of work & expense. Can you make much money on each frame after doing all that?
12-20-10, 10:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,500
Posted By Elisdad

My local singletrack trails are a 20 minute bike...

My local singletrack trails are a 20 minute bike ride away. Otherwise I can drive up to 45 minutes away to ride other local trails. I've driven up to three hours to ride other trails in the midwest &...
12-20-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Elisdad

Redline is making a 26er version of their Monocog...

Redline is making a 26er version of their Monocog again. The bike comes with v-brakes, but can easily use disc brakes since the hubs are disc ready & the frameset has disc tabs.
12-18-10, 09:34 PM
12-10-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

What's wrong with hanging nice parts on a cheap...

What's wrong with hanging nice parts on a cheap frame?
12-09-10, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By Elisdad

+1 on the Salsa Casseroll. I saw a sweet one in...

+1 on the Salsa Casseroll. I saw a sweet one in downtown Chicago last week. It was setup with Sturmy Archer drum brakes front & rear, & a sensible component spec from what I could see. I'm jonsing to...
12-04-10, 02:39 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,383
Posted By Elisdad

I'm a short guy, but I run a SSCX bike & am...

I'm a short guy, but I run a SSCX bike & am having a proper Monstercross frame built for me over the winter. I think this style of bike will be a growing trend in the years to come. Also, I know...
12-01-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

+1

+1
11-30-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By Elisdad

If you lean toward more dirt than asphalt, the...

If you lean toward more dirt than asphalt, the Kenda Small Block 8 would be nice. I really like the performance of the Specialized Captain CX Pro tires but they're 34s & don't have long life on...
11-30-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

I love your Karate Monkey. Great build!

I love your Karate Monkey. Great build!
11-15-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By Elisdad

This would be high on my list if I were shopping...

This would be high on my list if I were shopping for a SSCX bike right now.

LINK (http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy1/)
10-17-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Elisdad

A 35 is as big as you'll be able to go in back...

A 35 is as big as you'll be able to go in back for sure. I'm running a carbon fork & use a Bontrager 1.8 tire up front. I currently use a Specialized Captain CX tire (34mm) in back.

FWIW, I...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-28-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Elisdad

My group and I ride the L.A.T.E. ride every year,...

My group and I ride the L.A.T.E. ride every year, this was my 5th year. We always end up getting in the first wave, right behind the VIPs and take a liesurely ride, we still end up close to the two...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-07-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,985
Posted By Elisdad

7/07 - 29.63 miles on a lazy singlespeed ride.

7/07 - 29.63 miles on a lazy singlespeed ride.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-29-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,798
Posted By Elisdad

The Fox River Trail is great. I tie it together...

The Fox River Trail is great. I tie it together with the Illinois Prairie Path for some fun 40 mile loops.
06-18-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,697
Posted By Elisdad

I run the Gary bars on my Iro and they're set up...

I run the Gary bars on my Iro and they're set up to be most comfortable in the drops. I plan to give the Wood chippers a try on another bike in the near future.

Here's what the Origin 8s look like...
06-04-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By Elisdad

I've been running a steel CX frame with a...

I've been running a steel CX frame with a steel/carbon fork for two years now and this bike has seen tons of use on singletrack. I do plan to replace the fork with a steel one next year, simply for...
06-04-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Elisdad

I've gotten a few rides in on my Captain CX Pros...

I've gotten a few rides in on my Captain CX Pros so far and I like what I'm feeling so far. I'm running the tires at about 35lbs PSI front and rear, they are great for the tame singletrack near home....
03-17-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

Redline Monocog Flight ...

Redline Monocog Flight

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4165619808_e889745c51.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benchacko/4165619808/in/set-72157622951801840)
03-17-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

thehappyrobot - That bike is beautiful.

thehappyrobot - That bike is beautiful.
12-15-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By Elisdad

Monstercross is where it's at. They are...

Monstercross is where it's at. They are jack-of-all-trades bikes. Seriously consider the Vassago Fisticuff & Surly Crosscheck that were suggested above they'd be very fine choice. The disc brake...
12-11-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

Host the pictures on a site like Flickr, then...

Host the pictures on a site like Flickr, then post the URL inside of the img tags in a bikeforums post. It would look like this:

"insert url here"
12-09-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

The Tektro RL520 works with v-brakes and the r200...

The Tektro RL520 works with v-brakes and the r200 works with cantis or road calipers.
12-08-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

This is annoying.

This is annoying.
12-08-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

Stillanimal - that GT does look like it'll be a...

Stillanimal - that GT does look like it'll be a lot of fun.
12-07-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,434
Posted By Elisdad

Yesterday's ride, running 32x20 for now: ...

Yesterday's ride, running 32x20 for now:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4165619808_7c4361a2c7_o.jpg

...and the one from today, 42x17 for the winter:
...
12-07-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,309
Posted By Elisdad

I've got the Origin8 Gary bars on my Iro Rob Roy...

I've got the Origin8 Gary bars on my Iro Rob Roy and they've done quite well for over 3k miles. I ride the bike on singletrack & limestone trails. I've read that Origin8 says not to use these...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-15-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,985
Posted By Elisdad

11/12 - got out and raked leaves off of some...

11/12 - got out and raked leaves off of some trail, then rode for about 8 miles
11/13 - 11 miles on singletrack
11/14 - rode from home to the local singletrack, 11 miles
11/15 - rode from home to...
11-12-09, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By Elisdad

I love my Monocog Flight 29er, I built it from...

I love my Monocog Flight 29er, I built it from the frame up for around $700, but it's still running the rigid fork. Shop hard and you can get a decent suspension for for around $300. The rig is a...
11-12-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,877
Posted By Elisdad

Another 29er to consider would be a Redline...

Another 29er to consider would be a Redline Monocog (http://www.redlinebicycles.com/bikes/mtb/2010-monocog-29er). It's cheap and durable. Ships with wide tires and ought to work with some clip-on...
11-12-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,162
Posted By Elisdad

Very nice build. I'd like to hear your...

Very nice build. I'd like to hear your impressions of the Ardents.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-03-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,985
Posted By Elisdad

6 miles of singletrack today. I'm glad to see...

6 miles of singletrack today. I'm glad to see some dry trails again.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-02-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,985
Posted By Elisdad

I like the way you think. Good luck with whatever...

I like the way you think. Good luck with whatever you buy.

Oh, to bring us back on topic:

11/01 - 19.5 miles on limestone @ Waterfall Glen in Darien, IL

11/02 - 19.5 miles on limestone @...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-02-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,985
Posted By Elisdad

Well, a CX bike is a swiss-army knife kinda bike....

Well, a CX bike is a swiss-army knife kinda bike. It can be your road bike, MUP bike, a fun switch from a mtn bike for tamer singletrack, etc. I love my CX bikes and ride the singlespeed far more...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-02-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 262,985
Posted By Elisdad

Yes, I ride my SS CX bike on singletrack all the...

Yes, I ride my SS CX bike on singletrack all the time.
10-23-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By Elisdad

I was actually commenting to a friend regarding...

I was actually commenting to a friend regarding the distinct lack of 29ers in the race. I expected to see many more than I ended up seeing. A whole lot of folks are racing 29ers here in IL and WI.
...
10-23-09, 12:08 AM
Forum: Great Lakes
10-23-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By Elisdad

It was a great film, and a cool thing about my...

It was a great film, and a cool thing about my experience is that there were two Leadville finishers in the crowd at the theater I went to, belt buckles and all. I was awed by the hard work that...
10-22-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Elisdad

I run 160mm rotors on both of my 29ers. I've had...

I run 160mm rotors on both of my 29ers. I've had no problems with them stopping my 170 lbs of weight.

As for tires, I've got the 2.4 Mtn Kings on my rigid SS and they are wonderful tires in all...
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