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08-11-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By commo_soulja

Sorry but even factoring the price you got it at,...

Sorry but even factoring the price you got it at, a DH mountain bike aint what you need. Especially on gravel and road.
08-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By commo_soulja

Panaracer Gravelking SK in 25x2.1. Enough float...

Panaracer Gravelking SK in 25x2.1. Enough float and low rolling resistance while still being being grippy in gravel. ...
07-23-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By commo_soulja

The pink bike wash works. Makes clean up super...

The pink bike wash works. Makes clean up super easy. Don't use the protector so can't comment.
07-12-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By commo_soulja

I've converted old 26" mountain bikes with 700c...

I've converted old 26" mountain bikes with 700c and 650b wheelsets. 700x23 roadie tires fit fine and so do 650bx47 tires with knobbier tires. Do it.
03-15-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By commo_soulja

Grease and proper torque unless you want to have...

Grease and proper torque unless you want to have issues when you need to remove it.
10-28-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,894
Posted By commo_soulja

Rain? Ride and wash. Wipe down the chain and...

Rain? Ride and wash. Wipe down the chain and re-lube.

Also, full fenders rock. Sometimes I leave them on when it's dry so I can ride through water puddles without consequence.
10-14-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By commo_soulja

Steel? Leave it alone, consider it a mark of a...

Steel? Leave it alone, consider it a mark of a well used bike.
09-09-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By commo_soulja

Old 90s mountain bikes make for good project...

Old 90s mountain bikes make for good project bikes. I picked up old Trek 930 for $120 from Craigslist the end of last summer so well before the pandemic. It sat in my garage over the winter and I got...
09-09-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By commo_soulja

I used to solely wear spandex while MTBing. Now...

I used to solely wear spandex while MTBing. Now that I no longer race or ride my racy MTB, I've switched to baggies over bib shorts. I once bought a pair of baggies with integrated liner shorts. They...
09-03-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,160
Posted By commo_soulja

Yours too? So does mine! but she's got early...

Yours too? So does mine! but she's got early onset Alzheimers so every once in a while a get granny panties to wear. Such a treat!
Forum: Commuting
09-02-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,692
Posted By commo_soulja

Pre-pandemic: 17 miles one way / 34 round trip....

Pre-pandemic: 17 miles one way / 34 round trip. Back in 2006 by commute was a shade over 1 mile to work and I biked in work clothes. Then I rode a bike to get around campus so that made up for the...
08-24-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,081
Posted By commo_soulja

Haha! Fixed. Brain not firing on all cylinders...

Haha! Fixed. Brain not firing on all cylinders this Monday morning.
08-13-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By commo_soulja

A gravel bike with two wheel sets covers a good...

A gravel bike with two wheel sets covers a good range of riding. I've done the same with my Salsa Warbird Ti - original 700c wheels with slick roadie tires and a second set of 650b wheels with...
07-03-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By commo_soulja

I have three formerly 26" disc frame mountain...

I have three formerly 26" disc frame mountain bikes converted to 650B. The first one, a Ibis Mojo Ti from the late 90s that I sent off to be converted to IS disc mount. Tested out a 650b wheel set...
05-26-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By commo_soulja

I have a pair of TOGs to try them out. For what...

I have a pair of TOGs to try them out. For what they claim to do, they're just OK for providing another riding position for your hands with a modicum of control. I'm not running out to buy additional...
05-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By commo_soulja

If you're not a lycra clad roadie type, then I'd...

If you're not a lycra clad roadie type, then I'd suggest Five Ten mountain bike shoes. Some are flat pedals only, some are clipless. They all have fairly wide toe boxes and are good for walking...
05-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,047
Posted By commo_soulja

BB7s are the gold standard for cable disc brakes....

BB7s are the gold standard for cable disc brakes. That's all I've used on my bikes and if I get a bike that has another brand, I order BB7 brake and SD-7 levers, full housing when possible. Outside...
04-27-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By commo_soulja

Hmm, vintage Marin 26er... looks like it's gonna...

Hmm, vintage Marin 26er... looks like it's gonna be 19" or maybe 20.5" Hard to tell from just a picture. Best to take a tape measure and measure the seat tube.

Also, odd place for a pic- an attic?
04-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By commo_soulja

Going with a 100% made in the USA bicycle, not...

Going with a 100% made in the USA bicycle, not just frame, is gonna be a pricey endeavor. Take on the challenge and tell us how much it comes out to.
03-29-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,153
Posted By commo_soulja

Simple, grab a magnet.

Simple, grab a magnet.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,472
Posted By commo_soulja

I have a pink Sundeal that I bought last year and...

I have a pink Sundeal that I bought last year and keep here at work to travel between buildings. We have a satellite building away from our main campus in the office park and it's been great for...
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