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08-06-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,751
Posted By Craptacular8

Earlier version

It is a really nice bike. I have 2nd generation, in the aluminum frame, no future shock, and I still love that bike. Other than the name, very little has stayed the same however. BB height is...
08-06-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Craptacular8

Berthoud

I've had b-17, currently running several cambium carveds, and started out on a SA X1. I really did like the SA, though it seemed like I was frequently coming into contact with the edges of the frame...
08-06-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,890
Posted By Craptacular8

Interesting

Noticing that he was carrying both a frame pump and what appears to be a spare tubular....would the riders of the day not have a team car to take care of flats, etc?
08-04-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,733
Posted By Craptacular8

I went for literally years, and thousands of...

I went for literally years, and thousands of miles with no flats. Then, I re-named myself Flatsalot....holy bejeebus, I've been forced to become quite familiar with all of my road-side flat kit,...
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,212
Posted By Craptacular8

North Dakota

I can't speak for every nook and cranny, but most of the state has coverage, depending on carrier. ATT shows amazing coverage, real world experience, it works fairly well most places. Verizon has...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Craptacular8

Bike Rack

Might want to try the general forum...this one doesn't see a lot of traffic during the off season for fat bikes. I mean I ride my all year long, but others, not so much. I don't have that...
07-10-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By Craptacular8

Seat post

Second he EC90 knockoff in carbon. Put one on a diverge aluminum frame. Paired with the brooks cambium seat, it takes most of the road chatter out of the works. For reference, I'm 150lb. I aso have...
07-01-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Craptacular8

Everyone's gravel is different. I ride a lot of...

Everyone's gravel is different. I ride a lot of gravel, because that's what I live on, and have the most access to. I don't value knobs around me, cause they'd never be tall enough to hit anything...
06-15-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,471
Posted By Craptacular8

Light Steel Frame

This wouldn't even be the lightest, I'd think you likely could get something to fit the bill from Breadwinner, or Waterford, however, just for comparison sake, you can get a 55cm Macho King from...
05-20-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,764
Posted By Craptacular8

Interesting. Your first side-by-side comparison...

Interesting. Your first side-by-side comparison showed slightly more effort/watts being used on the Cervelo. This seems to show more that you were having to work harder on the gravel bike to...
05-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 910
Posted By Craptacular8

Since you were looking at 26" tires, I ran across...

Since you were looking at 26" tires, I ran across these Maxxis tire last year when I was refreshing an older rigid mtb. These are 120 tpi, tubeless compatible, fast, and under 600 grams for a 2.1...
05-13-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By Craptacular8

Tubeless Gravel Tires

I've ridden and toured for the past few years on Rene Herse Bon Jons. They are a 700 x 35 tire, that expands a bit on wider internal rims. Very light, roll fast on pavement, and I've done a lot of...
04-29-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Craptacular8

Diverge A1

It wouldn't be too terribly hard to get the chain and cassette to rust if the previous owner was in the habit of hosing the bike off without wiping it down and re-lubing. In my experience, the bike...
04-09-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 231,758
Posted By Craptacular8

Gravel Road Pics

OK, I know this is a blast from the past, was just scrolling through pics to catch up from the last time I'd read on this thread, and noticed your bars....what bars are these? They look kinda...
04-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Craptacular8

Wheels for 88 ST

You'd have to pull the old rear wheel out to verify that your rear stays aren't actually 128. I've got 85, 88, and 89 STs, all of them took modern 130 OLD hubs without any special preparation...they...
12-02-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By Craptacular8

I must be the only one that didn’t find PI amfibs...

I must be the only one that didn’t find PI amfibs to be the ticket for cold weather riding. I thought they did a good job for cool/windy rides in the upper 20’s-30’s, but not enough for me below...
12-02-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Craptacular8

Shoe cover

I wonít say these are the ďbestĒ however, they work pretty darn good for me. I just wanted to block the wind, and get a little more road biking in before going full-on fat bike. These worked for me...
12-02-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,736
Posted By Craptacular8

AH Qualifier

tuscobia is the WI qualifier I was thinking of. I donít think it is quite as brutal as AH.
11-20-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,736
Posted By Craptacular8

Ah135

Very lucky to have folks to ride with that have done AH135 before. I'm sure your DAM ride is a qualifier, lol. Believe someone else mentioned the race over in WI that is similar to AH, though...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-13-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By Craptacular8

Bike Bag

There's one I've seen advertised heavily on fb for the past few months. Lycra looking deal that you slip over your bike wheels/tires and all to keep your apartment/house/car cleaner when you bring...
11-13-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,736
Posted By Craptacular8

Arrowhead

Will be curious to see your arrowhead setup. I see they require a qualifier, or I should say request that you have completed something similar before doing the arrowhead...what similar ride have...
10-29-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,170
Posted By Craptacular8

Fuji Rebuild

We have done a few of the buy, powder coat, slap new wheels and parts on restorations, though none for the express purpose of using on gravel. The three we have re-done have all originally had 27"...
10-29-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Craptacular8

Podcasts

Bike related, I've been listening to Pedalshift, The path less pedaled, and from fat bike.com, I like the Fat Camp Podcast...they do more of a product test and review of things fat/mountain bikey. I...
10-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By Craptacular8

Clothing System

This is really a pretty good guide for what to wear when: https://45nrth.com/blog/post/what-to-wear-25-to-10

You certainly don't need to go with their products, however those I've tried I've...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By Craptacular8

Hmm. I do some single track on my Pug...needless...

Hmm. I do some single track on my Pug...needless to say, I don't skid out on it, lol. I switch to Dillingers once it gets some ice build up, but would the Jumbo Jim's work for snow, etc prior to...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By Craptacular8

Fast Fat

As the other poster has said, you're a beast, in the best possible way. How wide, in real life do the fat b nimble tires run? I've seen some say that they tend to run smaller than the stated 3.8" ...
10-03-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,399
Posted By Craptacular8

Flatbar conversion

Going with bar end isn't the only option, though it might be the easiest. You'd only need to purchase the bar end (only one, as it is a 1x10 setup), and the drop bar brake levers that will work with...
10-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,399
Posted By Craptacular8

Crosscheck versus Journeyman

To me, the Crosscheck would just be a newer version of what you already own, albeit with a tad bit more cross-race inspired geometry, and more braze ons. As a card carrying member of N+1 club where...
10-02-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,236
Posted By Craptacular8

Clothing

Just did one of these this past weekend. I tend to overheat easily if dressed too warmly for the conditions. Our ride started out at 33 degrees F, ended at 58. I knew I wasn't going to be going...
10-02-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,481
Posted By Craptacular8

Niner vs Trek

I see that the Niner you purchased has Ultegra versus 105, better tires setup tubeless right out of the gate, but what other "comprises" are you referring to? Were you specifically looking for...
09-26-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,443
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

I don't have these on a drop bar mtb, but do have the following on a rebuilt vintage 26" mtb that I wanted to be able to do single track on, and do double duty as a road bike while on vacation. I...
09-25-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Craptacular8

Fork

Your best bet is probably a vintage mtb fork. There is a Raleigh on fleabay right now that would likely work. ...
09-25-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Craptacular8

Sm500

Cannondale made the SM series mountain bikes from 1985-1991. By 1992, they had dropped the "s" and just started calling them M series. The fork stamped "s" something and in 1993 could possibly...
06-27-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,146
Posted By Craptacular8

Bike Choice

Have an All-City Spacehorse (canti brake) that I built up with bar-end shifters...course it is a sport touring all-around bike, not quite as heavy duty as the 3 you have mentioned, but something...
06-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,883
Posted By Craptacular8

Carbon versus Alum

Can not speak for your hypothetical. In our herd of bikes, we do have one unicorn that is sporting 50 deep carbon aero wheels, but they are rim brake. We have one deepish (IIRC 38 maybe?) alum...
06-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,754
Posted By Craptacular8

To Announce or Sneak

If I come up behind walkers/strollers/dog walkers/ bikers riding side-by-side, and not leaving a wide berth to pass, I announce that I'm behind them. I'm almost at a stop by this point, so can react...
06-03-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,404
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

I've ridden some Missouri gravel. Most of what I've ridden can easily be ridden with a 700x32 tire, though I've hit sections with 2" loose, deep rock on steep descents where the 38 tire was big...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Craptacular8

Wheels

I wouldn't want to buy them from the dealer's new inventory, but as mentioned before, new take offs from any of the big manufacturer's would get you a decent wheel. Should be less than $200...I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire Size

Don't have those wheels, but have some Mavic with 17 internal. I thought I remembered the Compass 700 x 28's running slightly larger than stated size when mounted on my 21 internal rims. When I...
05-26-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 243,596
Posted By Craptacular8

Crank

Yes, that looks like the same crankset. I would have thought they would have kept their branding on it though?
05-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 243,596
Posted By Craptacular8

Sram Crankset

Went back and looked at my purchase records. I bought it off eBay. It was listed as Powerglide, 2x9 and that it was a oem part, but no further detail. I took it out for 30 miles today, crankset was...
05-26-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 243,596
Posted By Craptacular8

1988 ST400 Rebuild

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Just finished the rebuild on this 1988 ST400. Had...
Replies: 48
Views: 7,949
Posted By Craptacular8

Touring/Sport Touring BIke

The Salsa Journeyman would be worth a test ride. I've seen one on our group ride, and know it took racks. I think the Sora version is right at your price cap, but, to me, Sora is pretty darn...
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,611
Posted By Craptacular8

Helmet

How....pithy :)
05-06-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,210
Posted By Craptacular8

Rene Herse

I haven't run the Snoqualmie Pass size, but have run both the extralite and standard casings of the Bon Jon, and extralite of the 32 and 28 sizes as well. I can tell the difference between the...
05-02-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,196
Posted By Craptacular8

What total BS. I spend over a thousand a year on...

What total BS. I spend over a thousand a year on bike stuff alone, and that doesn't cover bike purchases. I don't think I haven't bought at least one new bike every year for that past 5 years. ...
05-02-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,196
Posted By Craptacular8

Wsd

For the Ruby, it was more than a splash of color. The Ruby had a longer head tube than the corresponding Roubaix. 52 Roubaix and 54 Ruby were identical in angles, and top tube length. Spec made...
04-23-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,196
Posted By Craptacular8

Wsd

Speaking from my own personal experience with Specialized's Ruby versus Roubaix, there was no difference in the seat tube angle. In a men's/unisex road bike, I ride a 52 typically. In the Ruby, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,001
Posted By Craptacular8

5000 size

Will be curious to hear what size your 32's measure out as. I have some 21 internal width rims I would like to use. My current gp 4000's in a 32 measure out at 33 and some change.
Replies: 47
Views: 19,764
Posted By Craptacular8

Ec90

Me too. I had ordered this exact saddle for my fat bike (that has been sporting a b17). I have the Specialized Power on a road bike, which I am hoping the EC90 is a fair knock off of. I've done rides...
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