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03-22-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 669,429
Posted By ALLSTOTT

funny i saw the picture before i read what was...

funny i saw the picture before i read what was written above it and was like that looks a lot like the AZT heading south near Sahuarita Rd. I literally just got home from riding it....
03-08-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By ALLSTOTT

First time using my CC on single track

So today was the first time I actually took out the CC on some single track and i must say i truly am surprised how much fun it was. I was a little skeptical because I'm running the 700x40 Maxxis...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By ALLSTOTT

No idea I ran 700x32 and 700x35...

No idea





I ran 700x32 and 700x35 on the Fuji. I actually put the same 700x35 on the CC but didn't like how it rode so I figured since I have the room why not go bigger. Regardless of the...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By ALLSTOTT

1. I actually was forced to order the bike as a...

1. I actually was forced to order the bike as a whole because the frameset was out of stock. But i completely stripped the bike to frame, fork, and seat post then rebuilt it how I wanted it.
2. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks everyone for the compliments. Out of all...

Thanks everyone for the compliments. Out of all the commuters I've built this one is by far my favorite.


You hit the nail right on the head, they are mini linear pull brakes. I want to say 84...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By ALLSTOTT

I may or may not take the front rack off when...

I may or may not take the front rack off when commuting and throw it on when i want to do a little touring. Depending on the load I sometimes put my panniers on the front.




The front and rear...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Built up the new commuter

So after trying to make my fuji touring bike fit I ended up ditching it. So I ordered the Surly CC which had a ETT length that better suited me. All I can say is WOW the fit is way better. I will say...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,303
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Yea I can see where a 40Min run time is pretty...

Yea I can see where a 40Min run time is pretty terrible. I rarely run it on the boost mode for that reason unless i'm descending at high rates of speed. I do however constantly keep it on highest...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,124
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Id test ride them all if possible and find the...

Id test ride them all if possible and find the best fit. Last month I was doing the same thing as you to find a bettering fitting. The Vaya and Cross Check were my top contenders, I really liked...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-17, 06:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,303
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Like a lot of posters already recommended the...

Like a lot of posters already recommended the Niterider Lumina Series. I've had the 600 back when it was the highest to now where I have the 950. Great light best bang for buck i think. I remember...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks everyone for your input, I'll rock these...

Thanks everyone for your input, I'll rock these tires till they give me a reason not to.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Need a second opinion

Do you all think that the gap between my stays and tire is too close? I switched out my Marathon plus 700x32 for these Kenda Flindridge pro 700x35 to explore gravel roads on the way home from work....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 170,959
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Yep they are 25's you can fit 28's but if your...

Yep they are 25's you can fit 28's but if your wheel becomes untrue the tire will go into you chain stays. I love this bike it has a great blend of stiffness yet comfortable to ride. You won't regret...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 170,959
Posted By ALLSTOTT

2017 TCR Advanced 2 ...

2017 TCR Advanced 2
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/joeallstott/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpeg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/joeallstott/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpeg.html)
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By ALLSTOTT

TCR Hands down I have the 2017 Advanced 2 and its...

TCR Hands down I have the 2017 Advanced 2 and its by far my favorite bike I've owned. As the person above did I also swapped out the stock wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,354
Posted By ALLSTOTT

haha just for you next time ill do a 24hr time...

haha just for you next time ill do a 24hr time lapse with some sick milky way night shots!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,354
Posted By ALLSTOTT

the first and last picture was from the same day...

the first and last picture was from the same day right after I picked up the bike so thats why theres no saddle bag and bottles ;) The middle one is actually from a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,354
Posted By ALLSTOTT

here you go ...

here you go

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/joeallstott/IMG_18966.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/joeallstott/media/IMG_18966.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,354
Posted By ALLSTOTT

haha like this one...

haha like this one http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/joeallstott/IMG_19800.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/joeallstott/media/IMG_19800.jpg.html)



My buddy has that exact bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,354
Posted By ALLSTOTT

What can I say I'm an aspiring writer 😉

What can I say I'm an aspiring writer 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,354
Posted By ALLSTOTT

New 2017 Giant TCR Review

So I picked up my new TCR Advanced 2 and I must say this bike is SWEET! It's definitely a good blend between responsive and comfortable for longer rides. Anyone interested in purchasing a carbon road...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 11,325,914
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks, Its a 2016 Fuji Touring ...

Thanks, Its a 2016 Fuji Touring



Thank you
Forum: Commuting
05-01-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 11,325,914
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Upgraded the ole commuter with 105 5800 vs the...

Upgraded the ole commuter with 105 5800 vs the terrible bar end shifters/9 speed groups

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/joeallstott/IMG_0421-2-2.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,193
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Put some miles on it and see how it feels. I own...

Put some miles on it and see how it feels. I own the exact bike and it took me a while to find the sweet spot. Everyones different Id say if you can ride an hour and get off the bike and feel like...
Forum: Foo
02-05-16, 01:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,562
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thank you all for your input. As for why I don't...

Thank you all for your input. As for why I don't get bigger tires unfortunately my bike has such an "aero" geometry my 700x23s would rub my seat and chain stays if it barely got out of true non the...
Forum: Foo
02-04-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,562
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Tough Choice need help from fellow photographers

So I'm trying to choose between getting a Specialized Diverge Elite DSW or a Canon 7D Mk II. I currently have a road bike but due to the crap roads in Tucson i want something that would have a more...
Forum: Touring
12-31-15, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thank you all for the compliments! ...

Thank you all for the compliments!



Canon T3i with a 11-16 UWA f2.8 for this specific trip
Forum: Touring
12-31-15, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Yes thankfully from my layering and getting...

Yes thankfully from my layering and getting everything to dry out before the temps plummiting to 19 degrees.
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Crystal clear sky that was ISO 800, 10 Sec delay,...

Crystal clear sky that was ISO 800, 10 Sec delay, 20 sec exposure, Aperture 2.8 and it was taken with my wide angle 11-16. Yea my go to lenses are my 11-16 & 17-50 both have a fixed 2.8 aperture
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks and I used a Joby Tripod so that thing is...

Thanks and I used a Joby Tripod so that thing is small and my helinox chair is the same way highly compact able.
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ALLSTOTT

I had to use my 50L backpack due to the lack of...

I had to use my 50L backpack due to the lack of proper bike packing gear. I do have a lot of lightweight gear from backpacking which really came in handy. On that note i would not recommend doing...
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ALLSTOTT

My Trip that didn't go as planned

Well guys i promised pictures from my trip. So what was suppose to be a road touring trip turned into my mtbing trip. Last minute i decided the AZT would be more fun with my new enduro, tent and...
Forum: Touring
12-19-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Oh for sure i'll be brining my DSLR with me so...

Oh for sure i'll be brining my DSLR with me so i'll be taking some pictures.
Forum: Touring
12-18-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks guys for the input I have a solo 3 season...

Thanks guys for the input I have a solo 3 season tent, a thermarest pro lite sleeping pad, and a 40f degree sleeping bag. I planned to wear my really warm layers to compensate for my sleeping bag.
Forum: Touring
12-18-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Winter camping

Hey guys just curious if any of you by chance have a winter 3 day tour/camping gear list? Just trying to bump it against mine since this will be my first time doing something like this. Temps are...
Forum: Touring
12-17-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By ALLSTOTT

The fuji comes with 9 sp mircoshift, now mine may...

The fuji comes with 9 sp mircoshift, now mine may have been defective but myself or other mechanics that have been wrenching on bikes for 15+ yrs could not get them to shift properly. I replaced them...
Forum: Touring
12-14-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By ALLSTOTT

You won't regret that choice. The 2016 is nicely...

You won't regret that choice. The 2016 is nicely spec'd out and for the price you can't beat it. I got mine for $607 and even after I upgraded some parts I'm only at $840 and thats still cheaper than...
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By ALLSTOTT

I did try and return the pair for the original...

I did try and return the pair for the original color I ordered but after a month of waiting i made a deal with my LBS and told them i would keep the hideous blue bags if i got to keep both pairs. So...
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By ALLSTOTT

I have the Surly front rack so i have the option...

I have the Surly front rack so i have the option to run it high or low. I planned on trying them out on my first short tour since i have them already. Being that i have never toured before i was...
Forum: Touring
12-10-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Why small panniers in the front

So i noticed that most people only run the smaller sized panniers in the front is there a reason? I bought a pair of Ortlieb Bike-packer classic bags but they really messed up my order by not only...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

So I prematurely made that update I actually was...

So I prematurely made that update I actually was able to get the indexing mode to work properly this morning after a one last try. The real test of success is if it shifts properly after a few rides.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

So after swapping to DA bar ends the issue still...

So after swapping to DA bar ends the issue still exists while in index. Looks like I'll forever keep it in friction mode.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

I understand where your coming from, but a bike...

I understand where your coming from, but a bike should not be having this issue in the most ideal gears between the 48t up front and 17t-11t on the rear. I could understand if it was acting up in the...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-15, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

thats what i plan on doing too i don't care that...

thats what i plan on doing too i don't care that i have indexed shifting points if it was up to me my bike would have came with friction shifting only
Forum: Commuting
11-20-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Nope the RD hanger is straight and has never been...

Nope the RD hanger is straight and has never been dropped or bang against anything. I ordered some Dura ace 9 speed bar ends so we will see if that takes care of the problem. I hope so
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks guys for the advice i have not switched it...

Thanks guys for the advice i have not switched it to friction, i took them apart but couldn't figure out how to. I tried searching youtube and google but couldn't find any good tutorials.



As...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 02:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,843
Posted By ALLSTOTT

**UPDATE** Need advice about bar end shifters

So After getting my new touring/commuter bicycle (2016 Fuji Touring) i have been having non stop problems with the shifting on this bike. I put the bike in my bike stand and run through the gears and...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 11,325,914
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks @noglider...

Thanks @noglider (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=152773)


Yes the weather is now FANTASTIC! That picture was taken on Catalina Hwy heading up Mt Lemmon
Forum: Commuting
10-25-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 11,325,914
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Thanks I love this new fuji touring bike. After a...

Thanks I love this new fuji touring bike. After a few hundred miles i'll make a review since this bike doesn't really have much for newer reviews
Forum: Commuting
10-24-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 11,325,914
Posted By ALLSTOTT

Just picked up my new commuting bike so excited...

Just picked up my new commuting bike so excited to get back to commuting after a few years hiatus
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h150/USAF2W1/IMG_9417-3_zpsjpi7xolv.jpg...
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