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08-04-18, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Hill-Pumper

New bike day for the wife, things have changed !

Today my wife and myself set out to look at bikes for her. I have not looked at bikes for several years now, since I am quite happy with the bikes that I have. That said, things have changed since I...
10-05-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Well Mr Pauley L, it looks like you have managed...

Well Mr Pauley L, it looks like you have managed to get yourself banned in a total of 25 post. :eek:


Snipping is certainly a skill that I will have to learn. I actually have other videos from...
10-05-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

If you you have some constructive criticism, or a...

If you you have some constructive criticism, or a wealth of knowledge on tips to make it better, please feel free to share them. If you only have snide rude remarks that are the equivalent of "Your...
10-03-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I don't know if this qualifies as a picture, but...

I don't know if this qualifies as a picture, but it is a video that I shot while riding my mountain bike. It's my first attempt using a GoPro, so maybe not as refined as other videos. Also, if you...
08-14-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,356
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I have both a Niner RLT Steel, and a GT Grade...

I have both a Niner RLT Steel, and a GT Grade Carbon 105. Most people would think that these bikes are have quite a bit of of overlap in use, but there are enough differences to justify both for me....
07-31-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I've been thinking about this thread for awhile,...

I've been thinking about this thread for awhile, and I don't know if I truly have any rides I would call nostalgic. My first rides were around the neighborhood on my stingray in central California....
07-31-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 519,033
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Thanks! I'm running an 11 speed SRAM 11-36...

Thanks! I'm running an 11 speed SRAM 11-36 cassette, with a standard 50/34 compact double chainrings. The rear derailleur is a Ultegra mid cage using a Wolf Tooth Roadlink to make it work.
07-28-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I'm running 40C Maxxis Rambler's at 40 psi...

I'm running 40C Maxxis Rambler's at 40 psi tubeless. I'll note I did find a review from someone else riding the same bike, and they also noticed the stiff front fork. My thoughts are maybe to change...
07-27-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Thank you for the kind words from all of you. I...

Thank you for the kind words from all of you. I now have a little time on the bike, and will say that doing 10 plus miles of washboard gravel roads certainly helped me find every nut or bolt that was...
07-22-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 519,033
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I actually used the Praxis Works press fit bottom...

I actually used the Praxis Works press fit bottom bracket conversion. I have one on my GT Grade with no issues.
07-21-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I just received a set of these for my gravel...

I just received a set of these for my gravel bike. They are good people to deal with, and great bang for the buck.
07-21-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Second bike build in the books!

I finely finished my second bike build today. My first was a hard tail mountain bike, and now my gravel/ adventure/ whatever bike is complete. I'll have to say that I'm finding that building a bike...
07-21-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 519,033
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I just finished with the final adjustment...

I just finished with the final adjustment tonight. Just enough light left in the day to take a quick picture, and then get a short ride.
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06-26-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,303
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I actually have a set of those, and find them to...

I actually have a set of those, and find them to be a bit on the harsh side unless you lower the pressure down to the lower limit of Schwalbe's recommended pressure. i actually like the Challenge...
04-25-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,522
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I became a front strobe light user after a car...

I became a front strobe light user after a car blew through yield sign, thereby forcing me to swerve into the oncoming lane to avoid hitting her. Until that point, I only used a rear blinkie. My...
04-09-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,835
Posted By Hill-Pumper

My first road bike was a department store brand...

My first road bike was a department store brand called Tease. It was a hand me down from my dad who bought it from a Western Auto store ,if I remember correctly, in the early '70's. That beast was...
03-19-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,317
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I know that most of the bikes referenced here are...

I know that most of the bikes referenced here are CV road bikes, and a few modern steel counterparts. That said, steel is enjoying a resurgence in the mountain bike world for hardtails. The bike I...
12-12-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,260
Posted By Hill-Pumper

This is not going to turn into a thread of one...

This is not going to turn into a thread of one upmanship is it?:lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo
12-12-15, 01:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,260
Posted By Hill-Pumper

One mans pleasure, is another mans pain. El Nino...

One mans pleasure, is another mans pain. El Nino has caused 13 counties here in Oregon to be declared as disaster areas due to flooding.:notamused: We needed the rain because of the drought this...
12-12-15, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,112
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I made the switch to the adventure road bike a...

I made the switch to the adventure road bike a few months ago. In my case it was the right move. My titanium road bike now only gets miles whiles strapped into the indoor trainer since getting the...
12-06-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I entered the digital world late, I had all film...

I entered the digital world late, I had all film until about 2005. Fortunately, Sony bought out Minolta and I was able to use all my collected lenses from my SLR days. I've grown to like digital now...
11-16-15, 11:20 PM
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Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Thanks Bill!

Thanks Bill!
11-15-15, 09:07 PM
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Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Just playing around with the camera after taking...

Just playing around with the camera after taking my gravel bike on actual gravel of all things.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f292/Hill-Pumper/005_1.jpg...
11-15-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Here in the Willamette valley of Oregon, we don't...

Here in the Willamette valley of Oregon, we don't usually get super cold weather most of the time. The 30's is about the worst we see with a few exceptions. What we do get is rain, so good rain gear...
11-15-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I use to run the Exposure Diablo until the sealed...

I use to run the Exposure Diablo until the sealed battery went bad. I contacted Exposure to find out the replacement cost was close to $100, plus shipping to and from the UK. I ended up replacing it...
11-02-15, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,399
Posted By Hill-Pumper

For those running these, what tube are you...

For those running these, what tube are you running? I am considering using the matching Challenge latex tubes with a little sealant, but it is new territory for me with the latex tubes.
10-22-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 404,977
Posted By Hill-Pumper

A few pictures from my ride this weekend to Fort...

A few pictures from my ride this weekend to Fort Hoskins Historical Park located in the foothills of the Oregon coast range. It is a beautiful location, but definitely a thought provoking place.
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10-12-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 519,033
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I should have bought a gravel bike sooner,...

I should have bought a gravel bike sooner, because I'm having so much fun with my GT Grade Carbon 105. The tires that come with it work okay in packed dirt or smaller gravel, but I plan to put on...
10-05-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,829
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Interesting, I have a Ti road bike which I have...

Interesting, I have a Ti road bike which I have several thousand miles on, and it is sitting now that I have my carbon bike. When I first got the Ti bike, I thought that is was going to be my forever...
10-03-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,829
Posted By Hill-Pumper

GT says 35c, but depending on frame size, more....

GT says 35c, but depending on frame size, more. There is more then just tire size to comfort though, factors such geometry, frame material, and such all help. I have a Grade Carbon 105, and it is one...
10-01-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Depends on what type of riding that I am doing....

Depends on what type of riding that I am doing. When I am riding the road or now gravel, I ride solo for the most part. My work schedule makes it hard to ride with most group efforts. I'm all right...
09-30-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Strangely I find myself in this quandary again. A...

Strangely I find myself in this quandary again. A little over two weeks ago I sold one of my bikes since I replaced it with another bike. What I did not expect is that it would be so good, that I'm...
09-27-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,031
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Dorel has both Cannondale and GT, with C'dale...

Dorel has both Cannondale and GT, with C'dale having the bigger road following, it seem logical for them to keep the road bikes in that line. GT has always been a mountain bike company, with forays...
09-22-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Guilty as charged. Sadly, I am finding it harder...

Guilty as charged. Sadly, I am finding it harder to keep improving my times as I get older. Also, there are a lot of race team guys that use the area around here for training, so any KOM's usually...
09-21-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I have been experimenting with making the...

I have been experimenting with making the transition back myself. I used MTB pedals for years, and eventually used road pedals on my road bike. I still used MTB on the mountain bikes. When I bought...
09-13-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Hill-Pumper

First century in years, surprised myself.

I'm not sure why I have not done a century ride in a long time, but this year for turning 50, I thought that I was due. It's been most likely 4 years since my last one, but in those 4 years, I know...
09-12-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,339
Posted By Hill-Pumper

The generic form of the blue pill is called...

The generic form of the blue pill is called Sildenafil. It cost $26 for 30 tablets if I remember right. Not that I know anything about it personally.:innocent:
09-11-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Don't fear the hydraulic disc. Once you get them...

Don't fear the hydraulic disc. Once you get them them set up, you will wonder what you were afraid of. The hardest part will be getting them set up the first time. Most likely you need to cut down...
09-10-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I just wanted to update this a little, instead of...

I just wanted to update this a little, instead of starting a new tread. I sold the bike that I listed in two days. I ended up selling to a young man that had no other form of transportation, and had...
09-08-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,381
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Technically you can paint a clear coat over...

Technically you can paint a clear coat over something, but not paint something clear. That said, the clears bike that you pictured is certainly unique.
09-08-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,381
Posted By Hill-Pumper

You have heard of a race bike haven't you? Is to...

You have heard of a race bike haven't you? Is to own one slavery? Warped minds want to know.
09-08-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Hill-Pumper

No kidding! I have no room to throw stones. Enjoy...

No kidding! I have no room to throw stones. Enjoy the build, and new bike.
09-08-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,381
Posted By Hill-Pumper

With all this talk about dislike for flat black I...

With all this talk about dislike for flat black I have to call BS. You are all racist... Remember.... BLACK BIKES MATTER!!:roflmao2:


Sorry, I could not help myself.:innocent:
09-07-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,479
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I have not done a century in four or five years,...

I have not done a century in four or five years, but will be doing one on Sunday. My training is done at this point and am resting until then with the exception of an upper body workout at midweek....
09-07-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,381
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I am not a big fan of the flat black look myself,...

I am not a big fan of the flat black look myself, but that is what I ended up with. Strangely I have not been able to get my first color choice on my last three bikes. Still, I ride them because they...
09-07-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,779
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I just put one bikes on Craigslist today. The...

I just put one bikes on Craigslist today. The decision came down to the fact that it will most likely not see much use now that I have a new bike to replace it. That said, it is hard to give up a...
09-07-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,406
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I'm actually thinking of amping up my mountain...

I'm actually thinking of amping up my mountain bike riding a little. There is a mountain bike class coming up next month that focuses on jumping which I may take.
09-04-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Hill-Pumper

Look what followed me home mom, can I keep him? (New bike day of course)

Well, I succumbed to my bike addiction and came home with a new bike today. In my defense, I did work out a good deal on it, and I am selling off one of my other bikes to lessen the blow on this one....
08-30-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I thought my bike addiction was gone....

This addiction that we call cycling is affecting me again. I thought I had a complete stable to keep me complacent, but evidently not. I know the symptoms well. It first starts out by riding one of...
08-27-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 116,331
Posted By Hill-Pumper

I know this is digging up an old tread, but I...

I know this is digging up an old tread, but I have a couple of questions about this bike that I can't seem to find anywhere. As mentioned, information seem hard to get on it for some reason. Anyway,...
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