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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 754
Posted By DangerousDanR

I bought my first Ti bike to have a bullet proof...

I bought my first Ti bike to have a bullet proof winter commuter. It is a Lynskey Ridgeline hardtail mountain bike. Set it up as a 27.5+ bike and it was a great winter commuter. I bought a Lynskey...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-17-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By DangerousDanR

To the OP: I just took a look at Chain reaction...

To the OP:
I just took a look at Chain reaction Cycles web site. They list 40 different in stock 28 tooth chain rings for SRAM, Race Face , Hope, Shimano, and a lot more crank sets. I just received...
01-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By DangerousDanR

I picked up an coil spring Ohlins fork (new year...

I picked up an coil spring Ohlins fork (new year old) for my MTB on eBay for under $500. If I was currently looking for a new MTB fork, I would be watching eBay.

I am running 27.5X2.8 or 3.0, so...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
Posted By DangerousDanR

I bought a set of carbon wheels on DT Swiss hubs,...

I bought a set of carbon wheels on DT Swiss hubs, a carbon frame, fork, seat post, and handlebar, with a headset thrown in for good measure, from a company in China called ICAN. For a little under...
01-09-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By DangerousDanR

+1 for Cold Avenger when the temperature is below...

+1 for Cold Avenger when the temperature is below freezing.
01-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By DangerousDanR

I see a little difference, but not much. His...

I see a little difference, but not much. His bike was a beat up older 26" mountain bike and he locked it to the bike rack outside a friend's apartment. It was a place he visited frequently. There...
01-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By DangerousDanR

Any lock can be defeated with enough time and the...

Any lock can be defeated with enough time and the correct tools. Nothing made of metal will resist a plasma cutter for very long. A portable angle grinder with the correct blade can go through most...
01-07-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By DangerousDanR

Trevtassie: it is unfortunate that too many...

Trevtassie:
it is unfortunate that too many people try to make criminal behavior into a political issue. Before I turned to software control systems to make a living, I studied economics. One of my...
01-02-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,675
Posted By DangerousDanR

The only issues we have had with disc brakes on...

The only issues we have had with disc brakes on our tandem were fade in a panic stop and rotors warping.

The panic stop was from about 50 MPH to 0 on Shetland on a downhill blind corner with a 12%...
12-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By DangerousDanR

This is a GP5000 tubeless 25 mm tire. I had this...

This is a GP5000 tubeless 25 mm tire. I had this tire failure on my solo bike. Rolf alloy wheels, so no blaming the carbon rims. This was the rear tire, and it had about 2000 miles on the clock. I...
12-19-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,697
Posted By DangerousDanR

My father was a DI in WWII, so I grew up with...

My father was a DI in WWII, so I grew up with these cartoons...

https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachments/edged-weapons/549723d1375810788-m4-bayonet-utica-bill-mauldin-3-.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have the Echelon which are their lower level...

I have the Echelon which are their lower level wheel set. I have rim brakes. I have had them for two riding seasons. At the end of season one they were still true and correctly tensioned. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,801
Posted By DangerousDanR

I used to work for a company that did custom...

I used to work for a company that did custom industrial automation. We always charged one customer 25% more for the same kind of machine. Called it the "<name redacted> Tax". Funny thing was,...
12-17-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 541,823
Posted By DangerousDanR

Juke41: Beautiful pictures in the Western...

Juke41:

Beautiful pictures in the Western Islands. We have toured them several times on the Ritchey Breakaway. The best people in the world live there. Makes me want to go again.
12-16-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,444
Posted By DangerousDanR

Starting TA: 120 Current TA: 130 We had...

Starting TA: 120
Current TA: 130

We had ridden solo bikes for years, and decided to do the tandem to celebrate turning 60 and start bicycle touring, It has been a great decision.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By DangerousDanR

Early in my engineering days there was a certain...

Early in my engineering days there was a certain computer company (DEC) who suddenly announced that they would have an 18 months shipping delay for all orders. At the time, they were the top machine...
12-07-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By DangerousDanR

The bike Joe Biden is shown riding is some kind...

The bike Joe Biden is shown riding is some kind of low end or older Trek or something else wearing a fairly narrow Bontrager handlebar. The brakes are cable operated and the gears are a 2X? Just...
12-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,976
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have three of the Specialized Purist bottles. ...

I have three of the Specialized Purist bottles. The first one I got for "free". I was standing around minding my own business at the after event following the "B-B-BRRR" and one came flying down...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-04-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By DangerousDanR

I just purchased an aftermarket Wren fork for a...

I just purchased an aftermarket Wren fork for a fatbike I am building. I haven't received or ridden it yet, so I can't comment on the fit and finish, how it rides or on the long term reliability. It...
12-02-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,499
Posted By DangerousDanR

I had a Marzocchi fork with an air spring on my...

I had a Marzocchi fork with an air spring on my winter commuter. One sunny North Dakota January morning where the temperature was around -30F, I went to the garage to find that I had a zero spring...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,030
Posted By DangerousDanR

Move that Ritchey to the top of the list. They...

Move that Ritchey to the top of the list. They are fantastic bikes, and as a bonus you can put them in a case and fly with them. I bought both of mine as frames off of eBay. As an additional bottom...
11-22-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,499
Posted By DangerousDanR

I will add +1 for studded tires. When I...

I will add +1 for studded tires.

When I moved to Fargo ND and bought a house 2 miles from my work I decided to become a full time bicycle commuter. Just in case you don't know, Fargo is amazingly...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By DangerousDanR

The NuVinci hubs are now sold under the name of...

The NuVinci hubs are now sold under the name of Enviolo ( https://www.enviolo.com ). You should contact them directly to find out if they can supply the hub that you want. If not, and you still...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-15-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By DangerousDanR

I prefer the SRAM ergonomics, so I don't consider...

I prefer the SRAM ergonomics, so I don't consider switching to Shimano to be an "upgrade". My wife's hybrid uses Shimano, and while they are a good product, I don't like the fit and feel. The...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-14-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By DangerousDanR

As far as I know the only IGH available for a 197...

As far as I know the only IGH available for a 197 mm fat bike is from Rohloff and it is a pain to get. It is their A12 version, and it requires getting a frame measurement kit first, then maybe they...
11-14-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,492
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have worn Sidi since my Motocross days in the...

I have worn Sidi since my Motocross days in the early 1970's. I wear a Dominator 49 Mega (the wide version) and use SPD pedals on my road bikes and the tandem, My feet have narrow heels and are wide...
11-12-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,542
Posted By DangerousDanR

My wife was also reluctant to go with clipless...

My wife was also reluctant to go with clipless pedals. Then one day we were in our LBS getting her some shoes for an upcoming tour. There was another couple in there who also rode a tandem, and the...
11-12-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have been a year round cyclist here in...

I have been a year round cyclist here in beautiful (it actually is) Fargo ND. I started on my 1985 mountain bike. Switched to a different (Ritchey that I modified to use disk brakes) MTB, then onto...
11-02-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By DangerousDanR

Everything you would want to know about the...

Everything you would want to know about the Ritchey coupling system is in their patent filinig:

https://patents.google.com/patent/US6886844B2/en
Forum: Framebuilders
11-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have two Ritchey Breakaways. One is a solo and...

I have two Ritchey Breakaways. One is a solo and one is a tandem. They routinely go up to 30 MPH on flat ground. The tandem has been known to go 45 MPH down hills. I believe that the answer to how...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-31-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By DangerousDanR

I use platform pedals and I wear Kamik Green Bay...

I use platform pedals and I wear Kamik Green Bay boots.
https://media.kohlsimg.com/is/image/kohls/1498948?wid=96&hei=96&op_sharpen=1
The pair I have are going on their 4th winter and are still in...
10-26-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By DangerousDanR

Thanks for the thoughts. I am aware of corrosion...

Thanks for the thoughts. I am aware of corrosion as an issue. My thought was that the anodized coating would protect the caliper, and for the most part the caliper is just fine. The only really bad...
10-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By DangerousDanR

Hydro disk brake calipers and road salt

I just started bringing my winter MTB back to life, and I discovered that the Hope E4 rear caliper was sticking. When I went to remove the pads, the pad retaining screw hole dissolved. Jus a crumbly...
10-26-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By DangerousDanR

As a side note, beware of the directions from...

As a side note, beware of the directions from Google maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/@58.2136677,-6.4906502,3a,75y,90h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1samNup4-Un9yGrOzVJwKsVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

If...
10-26-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By DangerousDanR

We have ridden some pretty serious trails on our...

We have ridden some pretty serious trails on our Ritchey Tandem. A couple of times in Scotland when they were the only way to get where we were going. And a few times in France when Google Maps put...
10-26-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By DangerousDanR

Surprised that I have not seen Merlin listed. I...

Surprised that I have not seen Merlin listed. I have bought a lot of stuff from them. Sometimes just because they have an item I want and nobody else does. They have proven themselves to be very...
10-22-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,883
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have a Ritchey disconnect on the rear...

I have a Ritchey disconnect on the rear derailleur of my Ritchey tandem, and it works just fine. It is attached under the boom tube to the cable from the shifter with a set screw and to the cable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,127
Posted By DangerousDanR

Living where I do the coldest I have ever ridden...

Living where I do the coldest I have ever ridden is -35F. I was OK, but I have gear to keep me warm.

I agree with the concerns about ice on the pavement, but I have found that studded tires make...
10-20-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,936
Posted By DangerousDanR

I find that most motorists around here WANT to be...

I find that most motorists around here WANT to be polite, but they often don't understand what the best action is. Then there are the real POS drivers, but that is a different story.

On one...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By DangerousDanR

My mistake. For that level, mechanics gloves.

My mistake. For that level, mechanics gloves.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,807
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have mechanical Campagnolo on my Ritchey...

I have mechanical Campagnolo on my Ritchey Breakaway solo and EPS on my Lynskey. The EPS shifts with very little effort. The mechanical requires a bit more oomph to shift. Also, I can get two gears...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By DangerousDanR

Define cool weather. Down to freezing, I wear...

Define cool weather. Down to freezing, I wear synthetic leather mechanic's gloves. That is probably your version of cool weather. Then, I progress through several levels of gloves / mittens down...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,462
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had our tandem up around 45 MPH (on a very...

I have had our tandem up around 45 MPH (on a very accurate cycle computer) several times. All were while touring in Scotland, so a fully loaded tandem with fork mounted bags going 45 MPH. Mrs Dan is...
10-20-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By DangerousDanR

The best bicycle brakes I have used are Hope V4...

The best bicycle brakes I have used are Hope V4 mountain bike brakes. Meant for downhill racing, they have good modulation and excellent power with a 203 mm disk.

They are easily removed from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By DangerousDanR

There are several causes of transient visual...

There are several causes of transient visual disturbances. Low blood sugar, optical migraine, brain injury or swelling,.. and probably a whole lot more.

You need someone with a team capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,264
Posted By DangerousDanR

I can't say if a Moots is "that much better", but...

I can't say if a Moots is "that much better", but I can say that it is made in a high wage rate country. The materials don't cost much more for a North American, European, Japanese or other high wage...
10-19-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have Rolf on my solo road bike and Spinergy...

I have Rolf on my solo road bike and Spinergy from House of Tandems on the tandem. Both have been good. Neither has been "maintenance free". Don't hit any big rocks with the Spinergy. Be mindful of...
10-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By DangerousDanR

I don't know what the reliability history has...

I don't know what the reliability history has been for those brakes,but in general Magura stuff is OK. Back in my motorcycle days, their stuff was highly thought of. I know some people had issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am about 230 pounds. Used to be pretty strong...

I am about 230 pounds. Used to be pretty strong and I used to break rear wheel spokes a lot. I picked up my cadence to be between 80 and 100 which reduced the wheel breakage issues.

I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,264
Posted By DangerousDanR

My Lynskey is a little under 20 pounds for a 61...

My Lynskey is a little under 20 pounds for a 61 cm top tube bike. It could be lighter. Swap all the lower grade Campagnolo out for Super Record. Swap EPS for mechanical (no way!). Carbon fiber...
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