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Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By edthesped

there's a thread on ******/r/bicycling412...

there's a thread on ******/r/bicycling412 discussing trail safety on the section between South Side Works and Homestead in the early AM, it appears as if I'm not the only one that hasn't had an...
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By edthesped

I frequently commute on the trail between the...

I frequently commute on the trail between the Homestead section of the trail and downtown, usually between 5:45 and 6:30 AM, and can say it's very safe. Every once in a while I'll see a homeless...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,365
Posted By edthesped

Daughters and friends bikes were stolen while...

Daughters and friends bikes were stolen while camping in Frostburg MD a few years ago when they were riding the GAP/C&O. She was 18 at the time and I don't think she's left her bike unlocked since.
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By edthesped

I'd say it depends... If you run a dynamo hub...

I'd say it depends... If you run a dynamo hub then the phone is fine. My tourer has a dynamo hub and my townie does not, I can easily keep my phone at 100% charge all day long with the dynamo but a...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By edthesped

I'm not sure there's a whole lot they can do to...

I'm not sure there's a whole lot they can do to widen the path without spending and a$$load of money. The ramp is definitely one of those "it looked good on paper" kind of projects. They would...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,851
Posted By edthesped

ProBike and Run sells e-bikes if you want to give...

ProBike and Run sells e-bikes if you want to give them a call for e-bike boxes.
03-05-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By edthesped

Not quite on topic but interesting non the less....

Not quite on topic but interesting non the less. In looking at UWHK Ltd. I see they are working on an Allite Super Magnesium bike frame...

https://www.trucks.com/2018/10/10/allite-super-magnesium/...
03-05-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By edthesped

But... SC does sell an Ultegra model and it's...

But... SC does sell an Ultegra model and it's $4600. So if you're comparing models wouldn't it be fair to compare equivalent groupsets? Santa Cruze Stigmata Ultegra: Price$4599 USD (MSRP). Yes I...
03-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By edthesped

If I'm looking at Santa Cruz's site correctly the...

If I'm looking at Santa Cruz's site correctly the Stigmata with Ultegra is ~$4600.00 so I guess the question is the Stigmata rig $1400 better than the Niner? If so, why? Does the "legendary SC...
01-26-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By edthesped

I can't get into the quality of the new items as...

I can't get into the quality of the new items as all of my stuff is older mechanical 10 speed but I had an accident and busted the paddle off of a couple year old trigger shifter and called SRAM to...
12-16-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 107,909
Posted By edthesped

Been out of touch for a while... Really...

Been out of touch for a while...

Really sweet design!!!
10-10-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,896
Posted By edthesped

Tim, All links to photos are gone... I'm...

Tim,

All links to photos are gone... I'm building up an RDO frame and re-discovered this thread and now want to learn from your build... I too will be running 160mm rotors front and rear with...
Forum: Touring
09-28-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By edthesped

I would argue fenders over tires... 28 is on the...

I would argue fenders over tires... 28 is on the narrow side but definitely doable... I've done the GAP several times on 32's without issue and my daughter did her first PGH-DC ride on 28's without...
Forum: Touring
09-25-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By edthesped

I expected it to be worse at the bottom of the...

I expected it to be worse at the bottom of the ramp after the flooding a couple weeks ago... I think I read somewhere the issue with getting it open is access to the Point from the other end of the...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By edthesped

Thanks!!! I never saw the signs, or maybe better...

Thanks!!! I never saw the signs, or maybe better to say, I never paid attention to the signs. To think it's the part of the GAP I like the least, now I'm looking forward to riding through there.
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By edthesped

Next time... we too have been kind of hit hard...

Next time... we too have been kind of hit hard with flooding and mud slides... Actually part of the path between Boston and Mckeesport was washed out last week... Between the rain and moving kids...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By edthesped

Hey Alan S, didn't we meet in Ohiopyle a few...

Hey Alan S, didn't we meet in Ohiopyle a few years back? I think you were eating breakfast and I left due to a ridiculously long wait for food...



I guess that's a possibility, but were you...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By edthesped

I did mean never tire, I corrected, I have...

I did mean never tire, I corrected, I have company issued Surface Pro and my thumbs are constantly rubbing on the touch pad causing my cursor to move around the paragraph when I type...


As for...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,290
Posted By edthesped

Wait, where are the fossil beds in Rockwood....

Wait, where are the fossil beds in Rockwood. Definitely going to check that out next time I go through. There's something to be said for the view of downtown Pittsburgh and though I've lived here on...
09-06-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By edthesped

I guess I'm the real oddball here then, I have a...

I guess I'm the real oddball here then, I have a SP dynamo hub that charges a Forumslader battery setup that I use to charge my phone during the day. My headlight is a rechargeable Cygolite that...
09-06-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 107,909
Posted By edthesped

You must have a really fast printer, my slicer is...

You must have a really fast printer, my slicer is reporting >7 hrs to print at .2mm layer height.


I think it's easier to make a calibration jig than it is to make the tensiometer... I made my...
09-05-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 107,909
Posted By edthesped

This is really cool, just downloaded and will be...

This is really cool, just downloaded and will be printing within the hour... Will have to see how it compares to my DT Swiss Tensiometer.
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By edthesped

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_2623_85e7e8c04e49cf174ffe99e25fbd67b5dcf9e36a.jpg





Okay, we clearly have different opinions on riding as I view that puddle...
Forum: Touring
09-05-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By edthesped

The hump was black topped either last year or the...

The hump was black topped either last year or the year before, time's too blurry for me, but the nasty limestone slurry at the Boston side of the hump is gone but sometimes there are puddles where...
Forum: Touring
09-04-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By edthesped

I agree that the 15th street bridge is the best...

I agree that the 15th street bridge is the best route through McKeesport and that riding through the projects in McKeesport can seem a bit scary but I regularly ride that section of the GAP for...
Forum: Touring
09-02-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By edthesped

I'll help out... Unicycle Great Divide......

I'll help out...

Unicycle Great Divide... (https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/biking/shimizu-unicycling-great-divide-trail/)
Forum: Touring
08-30-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,944
Posted By edthesped

Yeah but it's only single front ring compatible...

Yeah but it's only single front ring compatible no? I'm putting together a new bike and, as usual, want brifters and it looks like double cranks are my only options at this point and best I can find...
Forum: Touring
08-29-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By edthesped

I've had a Cambium C17 for a few seasons and...

I've had a Cambium C17 for a few seasons and exclusively wear cheap walmart gym shorts when I ride, have never had an issue.
Forum: Touring
07-19-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,459
Posted By edthesped

I've become a big fan of Squirt for the...

I've become a big fan of Squirt for the GAP/C&O.
Forum: Touring
07-15-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,459
Posted By edthesped

The only part I would really love to see paved is...

The only part I would really love to see paved is the section from the Big Savage tunnel in to Cumberland. 21 miles downhill on pavement would be sweet.
Forum: Touring
07-15-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,459
Posted By edthesped

Sorry, I only have what she sent me... That was...

Sorry, I only have what she sent me... That was where the trail was washed out and her feet after crossing the stream. She said crossing the creek was easy and the picture of her feet was taken...
Forum: Touring
07-12-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,459
Posted By edthesped

The youngin was going to try running the railroad...

The youngin was going to try running the railroad tracks but changed her mind and traversed the creek instead. ...
Forum: Touring
04-29-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By edthesped

This, and it adds to the adventure.... I...

This, and it adds to the adventure.... I personally enjoy traveling "by the seat of my pants". I put a general plan in place, then wing it along the way. The wife OTOH needs a to the hour detailed...
Forum: Touring
04-28-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By edthesped

I know I'm a little late to the party here but...

I know I'm a little late to the party here but the lock is pretty darned easy to pick. I purchased a front bag at the REI garage sale that was locked and didn't have a key, I bent a short 90deg bend...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,118
Posted By edthesped

There's Hyatt and Spring Hill Suites in South...

There's Hyatt and Spring Hill Suites in South Side Works. and a Sheraton in Station Square. Is your goal to leave from the Point or just make the ride? If you're just riding staying in the...
12-14-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By edthesped

Agreed, I too was a bit nervous at first but am...

Agreed, I too was a bit nervous at first but am finding the 3D printed stuff, at least the selective laser sintered stuff, to be damned tough. I've tried unsuccessfully to break a couple of pieces...
12-13-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By edthesped

Nor do I, I printed mine on Shapeways, cost...

Nor do I, I printed mine on Shapeways, cost around $15 with shipping...

Here's a link to the stl file you can print anywhere, shapeways included,
...
12-11-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By edthesped

I dislike clutter on my handlebars so I 3D...

I dislike clutter on my handlebars so I 3D printed a fork crown mount for my GoPro but decided there was too much vibration for it to be able to pull up license plate details so I re purposed it as a...
12-11-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By edthesped

Having two SP hubs and around 5k combined miles...

Having two SP hubs and around 5k combined miles on them I can say that I've only had one issue where I had to reconnect the connector to the hub and that was right after a tire change so there's a...
Forum: Touring
12-11-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,255
Posted By edthesped

Might want to talk to REI then, I know when I...

Might want to talk to REI then, I know when I ordered mine I requested the steerer be left uncut but was told it was cut at the "factory"... Please follow up with their response if you purchase one....
Forum: Touring
12-08-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,103
Posted By edthesped

Depends on your tire size, I run 40mm wide tires...

Depends on your tire size, I run 40mm wide tires on a 23mm inside width mountain bike rim but I sure wouldn't put a 32mm wide tire on that rim...
...
Forum: Touring
12-08-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,785
Posted By edthesped

Having a Forumslader and a Sinewave I can say...

Having a Forumslader and a Sinewave I can say that I definitely perceive a difference in drag between the two, with the Forumslader having more drag than the Sinewave. I initially thought it was my...
12-08-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By edthesped

Out of curiosity, which model is it? I've read...

Out of curiosity, which model is it? I've read the bearings in the Pd-8x can be a little problematic, of course I read this after purchasing one... I have two now, a PD-8 and a PD-8x and the PD-8x...
Forum: Touring
12-08-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,103
Posted By edthesped

I assume you were familiar with how true the...

I assume you were familiar with how true the wheel was prior to the tube blow so I stand corrected and learned that a tube blow can affect radial and lateral true on a wheel.

It sounds like you...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,255
Posted By edthesped

My understanding is that they are pre-cut at the...

My understanding is that they are pre-cut at the factory at least that's what I was told in 2013 when I bought mine. I like you prefer uncut steerers. The steerer on my 2013 Randonee is pretty long...
12-07-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By edthesped

Thanks, I may have to look into trying a velcro...

Thanks, I may have to look into trying a velcro mount at some point...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,255
Posted By edthesped

If I worked for REI's design department I'd have...

If I worked for REI's design department I'd have to try to sneak in a TRD 1.1 model name as I think the new naming system is kind of sh!^^@



Unfortunately the steerers come pre-cut at REI...
...
Forum: Touring
12-06-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,255
Posted By edthesped

We must be looking at different models... The...

We must be looking at different models... The ADV 1.1 is a 10 sp drivetrain and is blue...

https://www.rei.com/media/8e1ebab2-8c9b-406c-94ef-3f2f33a2573f?size=1020x510
12-06-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By edthesped

I went from a Delta case to the Topeak and am...

I went from a Delta case to the Topeak and am always looking for the "perfect" way to mount my phone, I run a Dynamo so my phone doubles as my bike computer and I like to have easy access to it. ...
Forum: Touring
12-06-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,255
Posted By edthesped

Even bigger change is that the new model has disc...

Even bigger change is that the new model has disc brakes... And, the head tube on it is freaking long looking!
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