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Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By blargman

Thanks for all the tips! I have a Salsa Fargo TI,...

Thanks for all the tips! I have a Salsa Fargo TI, so very similar to the gentleman who posted this original post. I've worked out what I believe to be exactly what I need I think from this...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By blargman

Thanks for all the responses! Now I just need to...

Thanks for all the responses! Now I just need to figure out what parts I need. Reading the Salsa site, it seems only the 135mm with various spacers/replacement dropouts is "certified" by Rohloff. I'm...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By blargman

Is he using the Rohloff A-12? I'm thinking of...

Is he using the Rohloff A-12? I'm thinking of doing this for my Fargo. Currently running single speed but I'd like some gears and don't want to deal with derailleur, chain issues. I think it's a...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-01-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By blargman

Was it the lack of 2x and rise that made you...

Was it the lack of 2x and rise that made you switch back? Iíve certainly been looking at forks with uncut steerer tubes and getting the right reach. I donít see myself doing anything crazy...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-31-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By blargman

Stem and size suggestion for Fat Bike

I'm lookig to buy an Otso Voytek, that I'd like to convert to drop bar and run it as my 4 seasons gravel/single track/bikepacking bike. I'm not sure if I can get a fit about the same as my...
Forum: For Sale
08-24-20, 07:26 AM
Forum: For Sale
08-19-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By blargman

Oh also, XO shifter. Forgot about that.

Oh also, XO shifter. Forgot about that.
Forum: For Sale
08-19-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By blargman

For sale Specialized Fuse XL 2020 with Pike Ultimate fork $SOLD

Upgrades include Rockshox 2021 Pike Ultimate 150mm fork
SQLabs 16mm sweep, 45mm rise, Carbon handlebars
ESI grips
Wolftooth Dropper lever(the stock one was terrible)
pedals

SOLD...
Forum: For Sale
01-30-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,693
Posted By blargman

2020 Salsa Cutthroat GRX 600 $SOLD

SOLD
*edit* important info it's a size 58*
Ordered this a couple months ago and just paid it off at my LBS. Decided to go for an upgrade elsewhere and would like to sell the bike. Asking...
12-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By blargman

Just realized I didnít post my height. Yeesh. Iím...

Just realized I didnít post my height. Yeesh. Iím 6í4Ē. I rode the 58 today and it felt pretty spot on. Iím not sure the 60 might be too big. Unfortunately riding different sizes of this bike is hard...
11-29-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By blargman

sorry for not including more info. I will try to...

sorry for not including more info. I will try to answer the best I can and provide more info later. The intention when I created the post was to try and get an objective statement of fact on the...
11-27-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By blargman

Is a Cutthroat 2020 longer reach than a Topstone 2019?

I currently have a XL Topstone with a stack/reach of 640/402,mm
It rides well but feels a bit painful to ride long distances, partly due to my fitness perhaps but I'm just not sure it's the right...
08-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By blargman

Fair enough, My current summer setup is my stock...

Fair enough, My current summer setup is my stock tires that are tubeless so I guess I was just thinking of doing both at once. I also thought maybe I needed to go wider than my wheels allowed. I know...
08-13-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By blargman

Topstone fall and winter wheels

As the trails get wetter and eventually snowier. (Ugh) What sort of wheel upgrade/changes would you guys recommend for this bike? It's pretty solid right now in dry gravel but I wonder if that will...
08-11-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,621
Posted By blargman

I'm probably wrong. I'm speaking of my pant...

I'm probably wrong. I'm speaking of my pant inseam. I'll have to ask my fitter what my cycling inseam is when I go back which is what I should be doing rather than posting here :D . Yeah it's an XL.
08-11-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,621
Posted By blargman

I'm 6'4" and I believe about a 86cm inseam. I...

I'm 6'4" and I believe about a 86cm inseam. I just started riding this bike and it feels like I just can't get comfortable on it for rides over 10miles. Either my neck starts hurting or my hands. I...
08-11-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,734
Posted By blargman

I don't see any sort of light on the sensor. It...

I don't see any sort of light on the sensor. It syncs with the cannondale app just fine. Stinks as I don't really need a head unit with my phone but perhaps I'll just break down and get a Garmin head...
08-09-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,734
Posted By blargman

The sensor is a sensor that came with the...

The sensor is a sensor that came with the Cannondale Topstone. It's a wheel sensor that was a joint development project between Garmin and Cannondale. If you browse "All Devices" in the app, it's...
08-08-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,734
Posted By blargman

Garmin Connect App and Cannondale Sensor won't sync

Phone OS: IOS 11
Apple X

Title explains it for the most part. I got it to sync once and then it said it was going to flash the firmware and to wait 10 minutes. Waited 15-20, went back to the...
11-02-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By blargman

I'm not sure I understand. Surely you could race...

I'm not sure I understand. Surely you could race in a TriCross. I'm just confused as to why the groupset is so much better on the Giant.
11-01-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By blargman

Comparing TriCross to Giant TCX 1

I'm trying to decide between these 2 bikes and with the SRAM Rival parts the TCX 1 looks like the obvious choice. Am I missing something?
...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By blargman

Aren't messenger bags kinda floppy on a bike? I...

Aren't messenger bags kinda floppy on a bike? I would hate to have something moving around while I'm biking. My backpack stays pretty well in one place.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By blargman

Have you ever tried a backpack? I use one on my...

Have you ever tried a backpack? I use one on my bike all the time. Works great.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By blargman

Though that being said. I'm not sure that I like...

Though that being said. I'm not sure that I like the Geometry of the Giant. I ride a XL (61cm) Secteur right now. I think the Tricross looks more similar. The Giant looks a bit more aggressive.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By blargman

Comparing Giant TCX 1 and Specialized TriCross

Both of these are about 1900$. The Giant has SRAM Rival parts vs SRAM Apex on the Specialized. O_O Am I missing something here?
...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By blargman

Just buy another bike

Just buy another bike
Forum: Commuting
10-18-12, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By blargman

http://pics.blameitonthevoices.com/032011/chemistr...

http://pics.blameitonthevoices.com/032011/chemistry_humor.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-18-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,122
Posted By blargman

I think I'm going to go with this one....

I think I'm going to go with this one. http://www.gtbicycles.com/2013/bikes/road/performance/gtr-cx-elite It has the looks I like of the Crux but with eyelets. Hopefully it's built solid for the...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,122
Posted By blargman

It seems like every bike I like has no eyelets :D...

It seems like every bike I like has no eyelets :D Usually the determining factor and whether I like it is purely aesthetic. For instance. I prefer the Salsa Warbird. The carbon fork has no eyelets...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,122
Posted By blargman

Drop bar cx/commuter with eyelets for fenders

I really like the look of the Specialized Crux but the fact that it can't take fenders for the rainy season makes it a no go. ( I don't like having a rooster tail :). Anyone know of any suggestions...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,920
Posted By blargman

Nah I'm not really set on GT. It's just what my...

Nah I'm not really set on GT. It's just what my LBS sells. Either that or Redline/Fuji/Giant for the most part.

Thinner tires are nice but not for winter right? Same goes for the disc brakes?
Forum: Commuting
10-12-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,920
Posted By blargman

I prefer the looks of the Corsa but I like the...

I prefer the looks of the Corsa but I like the disc brakes and 32mm tires on this though.
http://www.gtbicycles.com/2013/bikes/road/performance/gtr-cx-elite
Decisions decisions! :D
Forum: Commuting
10-12-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,920
Posted By blargman

GT Corsa 1.0

What do you guys think of this bike?
I need a replacement to my Secteur for the winter. I like the looks of it. The components look pretty decent. You think I'd have much trouble throwing fenders...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By blargman

:) fixed. I am thinking maybe a Vaya or Surly...

:) fixed. I am thinking maybe a Vaya or Surly perhaps. Being as tall as I am it's hard to find stuff to test out.

tjspiel pardon my ignorance, what is an IGH?
Forum: Commuting
10-08-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By blargman

My LBS sells mostly Giant/GT/Redline/Fuji/Surly....

My LBS sells mostly Giant/GT/Redline/Fuji/Surly. I can go other places though, they are just a bit further away.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By blargman

Winter Bike to complement my Secteur

I commute with my secteur now with the fairer weather, but I need something to replace it soon. With the colder weather I'll need something that can take some wider/studded tires and also fenders. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By blargman

Gah, it's sounding like i need a Winter bike....

Gah, it's sounding like i need a Winter bike. also. ... I'm supposed to be lubing things????
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By blargman

Secteur wider tires

I'm curious, how big can I go with fenders on this thing? Anyone have personal experience? I'm updating my bike for some fouler weather until spring time and wider tires with fenders seemed to be the...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By blargman

That does look like a really good deal on a...

That does look like a really good deal on a BRIGHT light. About twice the lumen of the headlamp I was looking at.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OQ7G4I...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By blargman

Winterize my Secteur

So, the story goes, I bought this bike in the beginning of summer and I've been using it to ride into town, the gym etc. It's been great. I planned on getting something a bit more rugged once fall...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By blargman

I will look into the skewers. Including googling...

I will look into the skewers. Including googling what that means and report back! (Un)fortunately I haven't heard it in a few days. So. Maybe I'm crazy.


IANative - The comp apex rides nice. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By blargman

As far as I can tell, if I spin the wheels they...

As far as I can tell, if I spin the wheels they look pretty true. They don't sway or bulge anywhere. It's not rubbing anywhere.
They did say to bring it in once the cables got loose. I'm guessing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By blargman

couple noobie questions

I've noticed when I'm going up hills that I can hear what seems to be a creaking sound from my wheel sometimes. I'm curious what this could be? I've got about 105 miles on the bike. (Secteur Comp...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,457
Posted By blargman

http://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-Super-Drive-Bicycle-L...

http://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-Super-Drive-Bicycle-Light/dp/B0081BJJ1Q Lezyne Super Drive for the front
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042S56LE Exposure Flare for the back.
Exposure makes really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,857
Posted By blargman

What rims are you replacing out of curiosity? I'm...

What rims are you replacing out of curiosity? I'm subbing to this thread to see what other people say. I could see myself in your situation after a year or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,134
Posted By blargman

Also, as for upgradeitis (cranks,wheels) etc....

Also, as for upgradeitis (cranks,wheels) etc. Give your bike some time. Ride it a bunch this summer. If by the end of the summer you think you might want something do it, but I think if you're a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,134
Posted By blargman

Clipless shoes and pedals are good for a couple...

Clipless shoes and pedals are good for a couple reasons. The soles are harder than normal shoes so you get more power out of your stroke than spongy walking shoes. Secondly, If they are adjusted...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,301
Posted By blargman

As to standing your ground. What if I'm trembling...

As to standing your ground. What if I'm trembling at the sight of a large bloodhound and i've pissed myself a bit?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,054
Posted By blargman

Weird, lived in this state all of my life and...

Weird, lived in this state all of my life and have never even heard of Irish Hills. hah. Looks nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By blargman

Mostly I'll be doing the same routes so the...

Mostly I'll be doing the same routes so the ability to track how I do on a route over time is about all I need. I think most of these should fit the bill. It's just determinine which interface I like...
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