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10-22-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 753,432
Posted By Hypno Toad

My favorite part about the Bridgestone bikes ......

My favorite part about the Bridgestone bikes ... When Japanese bikes were hot in the 70s and 80s, Bridgestone created Kabuki bikes to sound Japanese :roflmao2:
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 673
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have 2 gravel/adventure bikes; 3 road bikes;...

I have 2 gravel/adventure bikes; 3 road bikes; plus one bike that kinda does gravel/road/commute/ ... (& I've got a city bike that's none of the above)

My rule, look at the mileage log at the end...
10-21-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a fan of O2 Rainwear - I've a couple of their...

I'm a fan of O2 Rainwear - I've a couple of their jackets, their Original Jacket (https://o2rainwear.com/2011/03/original-cycling-jacket/) is affordable ($40) and an amazing value for being simple,...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 782
Posted By Hypno Toad

Report! I've done this a few times, and to...

Report!

I've done this a few times, and to be clear have limited expectations on the response, but things will never change if we stay silent with hateful people .... especially when they get...
10-19-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 753,432
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've got 7 bikes, plus we share two tandems. Here...

I've got 7 bikes, plus we share two tandems. Here are the top two (by miles) for 2021:

On top of the rack is my new Bianchi Infinito (been saving up for this one for many years) - This bike has...
10-18-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,369
Posted By Hypno Toad

I love my 45NRTH Wölvhammer ...

I love my 45NRTH Wölvhammer (https://45nrth.com/products/wolvhammer-boa)- mine are 5 years old and are holding up great. I'm in Minneapolis and I'll be wearing them Nov-Dec through Mar and sometimes...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-18-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,348
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
10-16-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By Hypno Toad

Studded Fat Tire Review: Four Studded Fat Bike Tires That Will Crush It

https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-gear/four-studded-fat-bike-tires-that-will-crush-it-through-the-winter-review/
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,074
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and...

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and post them.

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10-14-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a big fan of O2 Rainwear; I've had their...

I'm a big fan of O2 Rainwear; I've had their Calhoun pants (https://o2rainwear.com/2015/07/calhoun-pant/) for years and will buy them again when mine wear down. They were a favorite for daily...
10-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,678
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have to post a couple more pictures from the...

I have to post a couple more pictures from the photographers at The Filthy 50 (https://the-filthy.com/)

Finish line smiles! Greeted by good friend, race organizer, and outstand human ... Trenton...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-13-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Hypno Toad

I can echo most of the posts above. I've...

I can echo most of the posts above.

I've commuted via 26er and fat bike (ref pics below). IMHO, for your budget goals, an older 'beater' bike is your best bet and I suggest, focus MTB with on...
10-11-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,678
Posted By Hypno Toad

This pic was the 25 mile oasis ... but you're...

This pic was the 25 mile oasis ... but you're right, this was not a Filthy ride at all. In fact, it was nearly perfect riding conditions, there'd been rain the week prior, the roads had dried with...
10-11-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,678
Posted By Hypno Toad

We rode/raced The Filthy 50 ...

We rode/raced The Filthy 50 (https://the-filthy.com/)over the weekend, so much fun!

This was our first tandem gravel ride, our longest tandem ride (by a lot), Frau Toad's first gravel ride .......
10-10-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! 2019 was harsh! ...

Thanks!

2019 was harsh!

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2018 was worse ... IMHO ... cold and...
10-10-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Hypno Toad

Gravel with a Tandem

This thread kinda belongs in two forums (Gravel & Tandem) ... But I put it here.

I've ridden more gravel miles than I can count, but yesterday was a leap into the unknown!

We got our Co Motion...
10-07-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,678
Posted By Hypno Toad

A picture of a couple happy tandems ... 😁 ...

A picture of a couple happy tandems ... 😁

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I'll add of...
10-07-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,398
Posted By Hypno Toad

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
10-07-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,398
Posted By Hypno Toad

We agree, trainer stats and IRL stats aren't the...

We agree, trainer stats and IRL stats aren't the same. My 10 mile ride at -20F isn't the same as my 10 mile ride in Watopia. My point is that we should not discount Zwift efforts just because it's on...
10-07-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,398
Posted By Hypno Toad

Zwift miles are virtual miles, but that doesn't...

Zwift miles are virtual miles, but that doesn't make them easy miles .... Ride Report: vEveresting on Zwift & Coming Up Short ...
10-06-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Hypno Toad

A little duct tape and bailing wire ... actually...

A little duct tape and bailing wire ... actually a basic quarter turn mount.
...
10-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,294
Posted By Hypno Toad

Frau Toad swears by the shorter B-17 for her...

Frau Toad swears by the shorter B-17 for her bikes, she claims they are more comfortable on the lady parts. Also Frau Toad will ride with a light skirt...
10-05-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hypno Toad

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10-05-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,398
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm 52 years old ... from on VeloViewer, since I...

I'm 52 years old ... from on VeloViewer, since I started tracking rides with Strava, I'm riding 4,000 to 6,500 miles per year.
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10-04-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Hypno Toad

For my old winter commuter, I ran SKS fenders...

For my old winter commuter, I ran SKS fenders front (https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/shockblade-dark-26-275-zoll/)and rear (https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/x-blade-26-27-5-zoll/)....
09-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Hypno Toad

We are new to tandems too ... we've had fun with...

We are new to tandems too ... we've had fun with a '65 Schwinn Twinn, but that's just for short rides. We got our Co Motion Java last month and we plan to make it's first big adventure The Filthy 50...
09-27-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm happy both stoker and captain plant our right...

I'm happy both stoker and captain plant our right foot at a stop. I've never had a problem with bad footing, but I won't ride the gutter ... keeping far enough from the damaged shoulder to have good...
09-23-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,014
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL if that crew thinks the Luce Line is 'gravel...

LOL if that crew thinks the Luce Line is 'gravel grinding' ... I'd love to introduce them to an MMR! :lol:

We are really lucky in the Twin Cities to have so many great rail-trails. I'm in Hopkins...
09-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,014
Posted By Hypno Toad

I didn't read all the posts in the thread (I'm...

I didn't read all the posts in the thread (I'm kinda lazy) ... so this might be repeating earlier posts:

Not all rail-trail 'gravel' is the same, so tires that work on 'your' rail-trail might not...
09-22-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hypno Toad

Track stand a tandem ... :eek: ... My single...

Track stand a tandem ... :eek: ... My single track stand skills are shaky, and my stoker has no interest in track stands. That said, the slow roll is a great tool I've been happily using.
09-20-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hypno Toad

Totally agree, a quick stop-start is difficult! ...

Totally agree, a quick stop-start is difficult!

Another thing I'm learning .... On a single bike, I'm typically good at remember to down shift coming into a stop .... and with the tandem, I'm...
09-20-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Hypno Toad

Tandem | Getting Started From a Stop Tutorial

As captain, I've found starting from a stop the most stressful part of managing a tandem. I found this great tutorial video (this YouTube channel has a lot of great tandem info/videos).
...
09-18-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hypno Toad

UPDATE: We picked up the parts today ......

UPDATE: We picked up the parts today ... https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/290-TRI-BackUp-Series/1006-TRI-BACKUP-ELITE And a B-RAD ...
09-17-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's not PBP, but it's a DAMn long ride with a...

It's not PBP, but it's a DAMn long ride with a fatbike ... https://www.bikeforums.net/22195497-post28.html

Long story short: a fatbike can ride long distances too
09-16-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was thinking more about this thread and came...

I was thinking more about this thread and came back to say the same thing as badger1. "Hybrid" covers A LOT of VERY DIFFERENT bikes.

IMO the "comfort-hybrid" bike has a limited useful range, but...
09-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hypno Toad

IMHO 'sales' is actually 'marketing' and...

IMHO 'sales' is actually 'marketing' and marketing is all about gimmicks (but, there are some gimmicks that are truthful).

Basically, if you'd like to ride more than 30 miles, you'll likely be a...
09-13-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 38,779
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! The Java handles like a dream!...

Thank you!

The Java handles like a dream! This captain is still working on tight turns, it's long and handles tight turns like the QE2, it's just a learning-curve (LOL).

It's running WTB...
09-13-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hypno Toad

Love that bike! We are planning to gear up on...

Love that bike! We are planning to gear up on Java to be a vacation/adventure tandem too.
09-13-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hypno Toad

We will likely go with a seat rail mount, but...

We will likely go with a seat rail mount, but there's not a lot of room between captain's saddle and stoker's bars, thoughts?

Edit/adding info: This is the mount we're thinking about:...
09-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hypno Toad

Stoker Bottle Rack Options

Our new Java has many bottle rack mounts, but the stoker finds it difficult to reach them. Let us see your easy-to-reach stoker bottle mount options. Thanks!

For reference, here's our new Java: ...
09-12-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 38,779
Posted By Hypno Toad

Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co...

Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co Motion Java out for a good ride!
...
09-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,407
Posted By Hypno Toad

My Final DAMn edit is on YouTube ...

My Final DAMn edit is on YouTube

https://youtu.be/6m921C9FeCc
08-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,074
Posted By Hypno Toad

We pick up our Java this weekend but didn't get a...

We pick up our Java this weekend but didn't get a great picture (cloudy weather) ... I'll post better picture in the coming days. The tri-colors are Lisa's favorite gems (sapphire, pink-ruby, and...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By Hypno Toad

Just wanna share that I rode 242 miles on a...

Just wanna share that I rode 242 miles on a Pugsley - https://www.bikeforums.net/22195497-post28.html - No issues/pains from the Q-factor

individual results may vary
08-25-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,074
Posted By Hypno Toad

We got to see our new Java this weekend!! Glamour...

We got to see our new Java this weekend!! Glamour Shots coming this weekend after we get delivery 😊
08-25-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,407
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! Midtown was well represented out...

Thank you!

Midtown was well represented out there! I'm friends with a number of Midtown riders, including Sean with his Double DAMn redemption attempt :eek:

Chase blows my mind, for others...
08-22-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,407
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Final DAMn ride report Bikes, Beers, and...

The Final DAMn ride report
Bikes, Beers, and Stuff I like: The Final DAMn - August 14, 2021 (http://bikesbeersstuff.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-final-damn-august-14-2021.html)
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Forum: Fatbikes
08-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,165
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Final DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) ... after...

The Final DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) ... after all it's only a day across Minnesota.
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Forum: Fatbikes
08-16-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,348
Posted By Hypno Toad

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08-12-21, 09:16 AM
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