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02-11-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,118
Posted By SquishyBiker

I put more hope into super magnesium - its...

I put more hope into super magnesium - its moldable and recyclable...
01-30-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By SquishyBiker

I ran a BMX length v-brake on my canti CX bike 8...

I ran a BMX length v-brake on my canti CX bike 8 years ago - brutal braking performance considering the short pull of the road levers, no rim clearance issues, but I did have to watch the tire height...
01-30-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,743
Posted By SquishyBiker

I find shorter cranks better for higher cadence...

I find shorter cranks better for higher cadence and tucked positions that allow knees to sit lower for a more comfortable tuck - just remember, every 1cm you shorten your crank, you should raise your...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By SquishyBiker

These days I run a k-Lite Bikepacker Ultra MTB...

These days I run a k-Lite Bikepacker Ultra MTB version running off a SON28 dyno.
https://jefe.bike/collections/klite-components/products/klite-ultra-v2-mtb-lamp-requires-klite-wire-loom

I have...
Forum: Foo
01-30-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By SquishyBiker

My current preference is Signal, otherwise Viber...

My current preference is Signal, otherwise Viber - both these have high encryption and are independent of social networking giants.

My focus with messengers at present is to move my contacts off...
01-26-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By SquishyBiker

I'd go with 2x11, with GRX being my preferred...

I'd go with 2x11, with GRX being my preferred groupset, then you can use the 46/30 crankset, or even switch to a MTB double crankset for lower gear inches.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By SquishyBiker

I'm trialing a set of 700x40 Maxxis Re-Fuse tires...

I'm trialing a set of 700x40 Maxxis Re-Fuse tires at present - unsure about grip, but supposed to be really resistant to punctures.
01-26-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By SquishyBiker

Consider a Conti Gator Hardshell - you can get...

Consider a Conti Gator Hardshell - you can get them in 700x23/25/28/32, and I've taken mine on some pretty brutal gravel!
01-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By SquishyBiker

You can rejoin a chain using the Shimano joining...

You can rejoin a chain using the Shimano joining pins, but there is a catch - only break the chain at a original chain pin (indented), not at a rejoining pin (flat).
01-24-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By SquishyBiker

I have recently had problems with frame quality...

I have recently had problems with frame quality on a D-fuse frame (Toughroad) - for this reason alone, I now stay away from proprietary seat tubes...
01-24-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,214
Posted By SquishyBiker

I think the biggest advantage to FS is keeping...

I think the biggest advantage to FS is keeping the tires on the ground for longer - with a hardtail, its easy for an obstacle to pitch the back wheel in the air, then you have no ability to use the...
01-11-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,001
Posted By SquishyBiker

I typically use my MIPS mtb helmet, as I don't...

I typically use my MIPS mtb helmet, as I don't need as much ventilation as a road helmet, but the added protection of the mtb helmet coming down the back of the head makes sense.
I'm currently...
01-09-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,299
Posted By SquishyBiker

This months goal: 640km I had some stomach...

This months goal: 640km
I had some stomach problems from 4th Jan that kept me off the bike for a couple of days, which cancelled my plans for more mountain biking over that time.

1-Jan: 14.84km...
01-08-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By SquishyBiker

How do YOU fit an inner tube and tire?

I just watched a video where someone fitted a tire in such contrast to me, that I couldn't bite my tongue!
The host both inserted a flat inner tube (he even twisted the tube!) and seated the last...
01-07-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By SquishyBiker

What gearing on your 29er?

I've just changed my chain ring on my new bike to get a lower gear, and I was wondering what others are running on their 29ers for the harder climbs?
My new setup is 30T front (was 32T), 10-51T...
01-07-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By SquishyBiker

I cannot see why you cannot do both, provided...

I cannot see why you cannot do both, provided that the seat has its own suspension.
You probably want a shorter seat post than you expect, as I expect seat post insertion depth is going to be your...
01-06-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,445
Posted By SquishyBiker

Maybe a Sunrace CSMS3 10sp 11-40t ...

Maybe a Sunrace CSMS3 10sp 11-40t
https://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/csms3

The GRX 10sp mech takes a larger low cog than the GRX 11sp as per standard spec, and the GRX 11sp mech can...
01-05-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By SquishyBiker

As above, all Shimano 10sp cassettes have the...

As above, all Shimano 10sp cassettes have the same cog spacing, so you can replace the same size cassette with any other 10 speed Shimano cassette (typically you can use other brands as well).
Also...
01-04-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By SquishyBiker

I'd also go this route as well. Consider...

I'd also go this route as well.

Consider what Trek has to offer - although their parts are inhouse, they are also generic sizing so you can swap out parts fairly easily, and they also have some...
01-03-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By SquishyBiker

30km route around Rotorua forest test ridden. ...

30km route around Rotorua forest test ridden.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/8044778455

Essentially follow the 30km Whaka Loop through Te Kōtukutuku Extension, then instead of turning...
01-03-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By SquishyBiker

I use one of these for removing cassettes - I...

I use one of these for removing cassettes - I found having the fitting with an arm added to it easier to work with
...
12-29-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,299
Posted By SquishyBiker

My mileage goal for 2022 is 400 miles/month, and...

My mileage goal for 2022 is 400 miles/month, and if its running, participate in the annual November 100 mile ride around Lake Taupo in New Zealand.
12-27-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,279
Posted By SquishyBiker

Goals for 2022

I was thinking what am I looking for in 2022, and of course another bike was top of my list, but with my weight I just pip over the max total weight of the bikes I want.
So my goal for 2022 I...
12-26-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,564
Posted By SquishyBiker

I'm 171cm with an 86cm inseam, and I look for a...

I'm 171cm with an 86cm inseam, and I look for a combined effective top tube and stem length of around 620-625mm - for you to look for a 50mm stem for a similar size bike seems like theres something...
12-26-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By SquishyBiker

Someone who makes on the fly adjustments will...

Someone who makes on the fly adjustments will never be happy, so this bike is not for them.
But if you set your pressure to the same each time, your damper adjustments will be constant, so theres...
12-22-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By SquishyBiker

I'm 5'7" and just bought this - 29" wheels in a...

I'm 5'7" and just bought this - 29" wheels in a medium frame, but they also do a small in 29" wheels. Its a great size for me, and its not too high.
...
12-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By SquishyBiker

I use Revelate Designs top tube bags - they do a...

I use Revelate Designs top tube bags - they do a bolt on bag with a magnetic clip, thats really easy to open with 1 hand.
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/cockpit/MagTankBoltOn
12-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By SquishyBiker

I picked this up yesterday - as per what you were...

I picked this up yesterday - as per what you were saying about aluminum shapes, Scott are now putting the rear shocks INSIDE the frame on these alloy bikes...
...
12-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By SquishyBiker

Unfortunately not the origonal owner - checked...

Unfortunately not the origonal owner - checked the warranty book for my region, and I need proof of sale for warranty, and they only replace through the shop it was purchased from.
12-20-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By SquishyBiker

Giant Toughroad, not Squishy approved...

Well, today I noticed my 2yo Giant Toughroad had a slight problem - the seat was not in line with the frame.
Now if you don't know the Giant Toughroad, you should know that it uses the d-fuse seat...
12-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By SquishyBiker

I gave up on chain whips and moved to the Park...

I gave up on chain whips and moved to the Park Tool cassette pliers
https://www.parktool.com/product/cassette-pliers-cp-1-2
12-19-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,276
Posted By SquishyBiker

I would only go 1x for shorter rides - for longer...

I would only go 1x for shorter rides - for longer rides, I opted for more chain rings up front.
For MTB, I'm happy with 1x12
For my drop bar and bike packing bikes run 2x10, but I'm considering...
12-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By SquishyBiker

Consider whats become known as down country...

Consider whats become known as down country mountain bikes, something with 100-130mm travel, front and rear suspension. Giant, Scott, Trek, etc all have variations, but these are perhaps a more...
12-17-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By SquishyBiker

Its really hard to compare, because the geometry...

Its really hard to compare, because the geometry has also changed dependent on the style of mountainbike you are buying - these days, the key measurements with mountainbikes are Reach and RAD
RAD...
12-16-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By SquishyBiker

I suffered excess pressure on my hands for years,...

I suffered excess pressure on my hands for years, even making the handlebar stem shorter and shorter, until I realised the seatpost on my dropbar bike had zero offset - I didn't think this was...
12-15-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By SquishyBiker

I run 44mm WTB Byways on a 24mm rim, and they are...

I run 44mm WTB Byways on a 24mm rim, and they are really stable - an i19 just seems too narrow.
12-15-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,136
Posted By SquishyBiker

I currently use a Topeak JoeBlow Sport II for HP...

I currently use a Topeak JoeBlow Sport II for HP (they should change the name!)
In saying that, I'm looking to change to the Lezyne Sport Gravel Floor Drive, as I don't like the standard head on the...
12-15-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,802
Posted By SquishyBiker

I thought this was 100mi per ride - thats a bit...

I thought this was 100mi per ride - thats a bit ambitious for me at this stage!

Garmin stats for this month so far:
4-Dec: 11.57km
5-Dec: 36.29km @ 19.5km/h
7-Dec: 37.94km
10-Dec: 30.37km...
12-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By SquishyBiker

I have the same set, and I bought TRP Spyres for...

I have the same set, and I bought TRP Spyres for my bike. If I was to make the same decision again, I would probably go TRP Hy/Rd, as the springs in the Spyres are quite strong...
...
Forum: Touring
12-14-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By SquishyBiker

I run a SON on my tourer with a kLite Bikepacker...

I run a SON on my tourer with a kLite Bikepacker Ultra V2 widebeam 1300lm headlight and a kLite Qube rear flasher - good output, and I can't even notice the resistance in the hub.
12-11-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,982
Posted By SquishyBiker

Right you are - I got my pressures mixed up! ...

Right you are - I got my pressures mixed up!

I typically run the following pressures, based on me at 110kg/243lb:
32mm road: 50f, 60r
44mm road: 40f 48r
44mm gravel: 35f 42r

You might see a...
12-10-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,982
Posted By SquishyBiker

I run a Giant Toughroad on 44mm WTB Byways,...

I run a Giant Toughroad on 44mm WTB Byways, running 40psi front and 48psi rear (corrected from 50psi front, 60psi rear, used on 32mm tires!)
The bike it fast, perhaps faster than my drop bar bike...
Forum: Touring
12-09-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By SquishyBiker

This. My girlfriend has tramped over 1500mi...

This.

My girlfriend has tramped over 1500mi with the Sawyer setup with a dirty water roll up bottle pushing filtered water into a clean roll up bottle - no problems with it at all.
The only thing...
12-09-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,484
Posted By SquishyBiker

Sram and Sunrace do...

Sram and Sunrace do 11-12-13-15-17--19-21-24-28-32 in 3 different 11-32t road cassettes
12-04-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,484
Posted By SquishyBiker

Do 10sp cassettes offer enough ratios for you?

Looking at my bike shopping for 2022, and I've come to the realization that maybe sticking with Shimano 10sp is going to simplify most of my fleet:

eCommuter: currently 1x10
Drop bar rd:...
11-27-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By SquishyBiker

I had a crunchy bottom bracket bearing set the...

I had a crunchy bottom bracket bearing set the other day - took it out thinking its time to replace, tested it, flawless. Looked inside the bottom bracket shell, and its full of road grit from...
11-26-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By SquishyBiker

You could look to kLite - I have a set of the...

You could look to kLite - I have a set of the front and rear flashing lights for my SON28 dyno setup.
https://www.klite.com.au/product-page/klite-qube-flashing-safety-light

They have some...
11-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,591
Posted By SquishyBiker

I loath indoor trainers. Get outside, get...

I loath indoor trainers.

Get outside, get appropriate riding gear, get some good quality flashing front and rear lights, and just ride...
11-21-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By SquishyBiker

This. I would hang the frame upside down, and if...

This. I would hang the frame upside down, and if you have some bottle cage bosses, take the bolts out and spray WD40 or something similar inside the bolt hole (otherwise take the BB out and spray...
11-21-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By SquishyBiker

Yep, my new Scott Spark 960 in New Zealand is the...

Yep, my new Scott Spark 960 in New Zealand is the base spec Shimano 12sp, and its still USD$3,300... its not exactly cheap to get something you like!
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