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04-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By 5teve

I made a conscious decision some years back to...

I made a conscious decision some years back to actively look for good driver behavior. I'd had a couple of close passes, some relatively (in hindsight) minor intimidation and harassment encounters...
03-17-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,285
Posted By 5teve

The Salsa Vaya has a short reach and high stack...

The Salsa Vaya has a short reach and high stack for their sizes. And they're pretty affordable and readily available on the used market. (maybe not the used market right now, but generally.)
03-02-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,608
Posted By 5teve

I'd take the billion and just keep riding. Use a...

I'd take the billion and just keep riding. Use a little of it to hire lawyers to tie up whoever/whatever the money came from in court so they can't stop me. Ain't that what billionaires do?
Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,344
Posted By 5teve

I bought my Otso Voytek specifically because the...

I bought my Otso Voytek specifically because the wide Q-factor of my old Mukluk was starting to cause issues with my hips and hamstrings. It has an 83mm bottom bracket and it's a lot more...
02-17-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,484
Posted By 5teve

You're picking nits about terminology, I'm...

You're picking nits about terminology, I'm quoting the manufacturers recommendations:

"...The quantity and size of crystals in this special formula means that Stan's Race Sealant can only be...
02-17-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,484
Posted By 5teve

Stans specifically recommends against injecting...

Stans specifically recommends against injecting their "Race" sealant through the valve, fwiw.
02-04-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,671
Posted By 5teve

It doesn't matter how old you are or how fast you...

It doesn't matter how old you are or how fast you are, there's always going to be someone faster. Always. My advice is to learn to not let being passed bother you and enjoy your ride.
01-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,166
Posted By 5teve

The one I seem to get too often is a rant about...

The one I seem to get too often is a rant about how bikes break laws or get in the way or are otherwise a pain in the ass. I've gone off on a couple of co-workers for it. One said that bikes "take up...
12-22-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,142
Posted By 5teve

I was trail riding a couple of seasons back and...

I was trail riding a couple of seasons back and had a yellow jacket hit me in the forehead, in the inch-wide strip of exposed skin between the front rim of my helmet and the top of my cycling...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,709
Posted By 5teve

https://bearclawbicycleco.com/towmak/

https://bearclawbicycleco.com/towmak/
11-19-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By 5teve

Front hubs are simpler and cheaper. Front wheels...

Front hubs are simpler and cheaper. Front wheels are less expensive than back wheels. This isn't complicated or wrong.
11-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,154
Posted By 5teve

New tires! A touch slower on pavement than my...

New tires! A touch slower on pavement than my worn out Switchback Hills, but they feel more secure on dirt and set up tubeless much more easily....
09-25-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By 5teve

Love my Uvex helmets! I've been stung in the...

Love my Uvex helmets! I've been stung in the scalp too many times. I'm really sad that they pulled out of the U.S. market, I'd love to buy another. There are a few other brands that feature...
07-31-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By 5teve

I'm late to reply but I've been using DZ Nuts...

I'm late to reply but I've been using DZ Nuts chamois cream for a while and it works well for me. Also, if you're getting chafing on the pereneum it might be a saddle issue, either the saddle...
04-22-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By 5teve

Setting up cantis is voodoo, the few times I've...

Setting up cantis is voodoo, the few times I've gotten them to feel like I wanted them to I had little to no idea how I'd done it. I prefer V-brakes for rim-braked bikes, but I'd pay more for a...
04-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By 5teve

https://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya/2020_vaya_grx_6...

https://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya/2020_vaya_grx_600
04-22-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,390
Posted By 5teve

Depends on the tire. There are slow feeling...

Depends on the tire. There are slow feeling skinny tires and fast feeling fatties.
03-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By 5teve

...Says the recumbent rider. B-)

...Says the recumbent rider. B-)
03-05-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By 5teve

Do leg lifts on the couch-it'll help balance the...

Do leg lifts on the couch-it'll help balance the muscle strength in your legs as opposed to pedaling.
03-02-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By 5teve

Dang, John-that's a tough run of issues! Hope...

Dang, John-that's a tough run of issues! Hope you feel better soon.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By 5teve

You'll most likely have to dig grit and dirt out...

You'll most likely have to dig grit and dirt out of the stud pockets. It's a pain. I use a separate wheel/tire set for studded tires. They sell little buttons you can put in the stud pockets to...
02-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,895
Posted By 5teve

Pacific Northwest, ideally, in or near a small...

Pacific Northwest, ideally, in or near a small college town.
02-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,905
Posted By 5teve

In some european countries the driver is presumed...

In some european countries the driver is presumed to be at fault when a ped or cyclist is struck, and must prove otherwise. That would seem to address your concerns while more consistently holding...
01-31-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By 5teve

I think the higher stays must be the latest...

I think the higher stays must be the latest version. The flat mount brake would be a more modern choice, and the bikes currently on Ibis' website are all that way. ...
01-23-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,070
Posted By 5teve

Not. The "self-powered motion" aspect of cycling...

Not. The "self-powered motion" aspect of cycling is a big part of the experience for me. I'd rather go slower for shorter distances than use a boost. I'm 57, if it matter.
01-22-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By 5teve

I dreamed that I was riding through a convoluted...

I dreamed that I was riding through a convoluted residential area, all cul-de-sacs and looping, twisting unsigned roads and intersections. I could hear sirens in the distance and was trying to avoid...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-02-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,125
Posted By 5teve

If you're not running them tubeless, that right...

If you're not running them tubeless, that right there could save you a couple of pounds.
01-02-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By 5teve

Well, that's about the size you'd want-the rule...

Well, that's about the size you'd want-the rule of thumb is to get fenders a centimeter wider than your tire. (give or take a mm) The Portland fenders are ok, a little heavy and fiddly to set up...
12-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By 5teve

Yep, they feel pretty much like a normal mountain...

Yep, they feel pretty much like a normal mountain bike once you're rolling, albeit one with tons of traction and a monster truck, roll over anything footprint. They take a little more body english...
12-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By 5teve

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often...

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often worthwhile!

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Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,922
Posted By 5teve

No problem, thanks for letting me know! Heh, I'm...

No problem, thanks for letting me know! Heh, I'm thinking that we 650b'ers are the ones that are "different."
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,922
Posted By 5teve

Sure, they're just laying around at this point. ...

Sure, they're just laying around at this point. I could always take more if the price seems stupid low. B-)
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,922
Posted By 5teve

No worries, hope you like them!

No worries, hope you like them!
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,922
Posted By 5teve

I've got a super low-mileage set of 650bX48 SK's...

I've got a super low-mileage set of 650bX48 SK's hanging in my basement if you're interested. I tried them for a couple rides but find slicks suit my needs better. $55...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,922
Posted By 5teve

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.
11-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By 5teve

Those are all brands with good reputations. I...

Those are all brands with good reputations. I would give weight to your tire clearance and geometry preferences, test ride availability and local shop support. If you can get one through a shop and...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By 5teve

https://michigantrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2018...

https://michigantrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lake-to-Lake-Brochure-2-sides.pdf

A lot of it is unfinished.
10-29-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By 5teve

That was a great story.

That was a great story.
10-02-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By 5teve

Ortlieb saddlebags. You can buy spare mounts too,...

Ortlieb saddlebags. You can buy spare mounts too, to easily move it from bike to bike. https://ortliebusa.com/product-category/bike-bags/bicycle-seat-bags/
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,375
Posted By 5teve

Definitely helps on days when you are in and out...

Definitely helps on days when you are in and out of shadows. It's a good investment.
09-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,861
Posted By 5teve

The problem with defining "gravel bike," is that...

The problem with defining "gravel bike," is that there's such a range of gravel and such a range of bikes, and such a range of companies with different visions for their products. Most of my gravel...
09-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,171
Posted By 5teve

I have a friend that runs 2.8's! He has one of...

I have a friend that runs 2.8's! He has one of these:

https://bearclawbicycleco.com/beaux-jaxon-titanium-gravel-plus-bike/

It's an awesome bike-I wish I needed one! I'm pretty happy with the...
09-06-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,514
Posted By 5teve

Window buddies! ...

Window buddies!

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08-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By 5teve

Velocity Quill is close at 24.5 external width. ...

Velocity Quill is close at 24.5 external width. https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/quill-622
08-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,514
Posted By 5teve

Usually, yes, and if not at a glance, pretty...

Usually, yes, and if not at a glance, pretty quickly. They all have slightly different builds and faces, and quite different mannerisms and voices.
08-19-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,514
Posted By 5teve

Few more shots of the triplets. ...

Few more shots of the triplets.

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08-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,514
Posted By 5teve

Thanks! They're really fun to be around, very...

Thanks! They're really fun to be around, very affectionate and mellow. They're litter-mates, obviously-we took in the three of them when they were babies. Even now, at 20+ pounds each, they still...
08-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,496,162
Posted By 5teve

My current trail bikes, from oldest to newest. ...

My current trail bikes, from oldest to newest.

Custom Curtlo softail, my first and favorite custom frame-built for 27.5 wheels when they were called 650b and there were only three tires and two...
08-16-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,138
Posted By 5teve

I've been using eggbeaters on all my bikes since...

I've been using eggbeaters on all my bikes since they were first introduced. They need rebuilding and service occasionally but it's not hard to do. They've been a solid choice for me.
08-16-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,514
Posted By 5teve

"The boys." ...

"The boys."

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