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07-06-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By MiPeGr

That was my thought, exactly. I mean, if I can...

That was my thought, exactly. I mean, if I can drive my Subaru out there, and I've seen plenty of Suburban's and F250's get out there without airing down, I assumed it might work. I was just hoping...
07-06-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By MiPeGr

That may very well be...but I don't have...

That may very well be...but I don't have clearance for anything larger than a 47mm.
07-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By MiPeGr

I know the dry sand will probably be a walk. I'm...

I know the dry sand will probably be a walk. I'm more interested if its worth trying on the hard-packed damp sand.

FYI--it's WA/OR beach sand.
07-03-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By MiPeGr

Is 650B x 47 wide enough on packed/damp sand?

I was visiting a state park about 2 hours away a couple of weeks ago, and I realized that by combining the roads and trails that are inside the park with a return leg along the beach, I could make...
06-29-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,316
Posted By MiPeGr

Glad to hear of your success. Still waiting for...

Glad to hear of your success. Still waiting for my pair of CX218's I ordered in early April. *BUT*, my size 50 Bont's are on their way & should be here some time this week.

In the mean time, I've...
06-19-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,316
Posted By MiPeGr

Based on info from Lake's website: ...

Based on info from Lake's website:

https://lakecycling.com/pages/store-locator

There is a place in Jacksonville, OR called Cycle Analysis. Looks like also a place in Eugene and one in Bend,...
06-11-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,316
Posted By MiPeGr

I've finally come to peace with being the big...

I've finally come to peace with being the big (a.k.a. fat) dude. But there's no way I'm going to let myself be the big dude with f'd up feet.
06-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,316
Posted By MiPeGr

Absolutely...about 15 years ago, when I was...

Absolutely...about 15 years ago, when I was gearing up for a long-distance backpacking trip, it took me longer than it should have to stop asking "do you have X in a 14" and start asking, "what do...
06-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,316
Posted By MiPeGr

FYI--At least in the US, Lake charges for...

FYI--At least in the US, Lake charges for shipping to you, and you have to pay to ship back to them (to a US address). But they refunded not only the price of the shoe, but also the shipping they...
05-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By MiPeGr

1 liter insulated bike bottle

Hey all...I'm wondering if anyone knows of any 1 liter size insulated bike bottles (like a Polar bottle), or some other sort of 1L insulated bottle that will fit in a standard bike bottle cage. I've...
04-22-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By MiPeGr

I guess I'm fortunate that I'm only a little...

I guess I'm fortunate that I'm only a little wide, but the combination of wide and long means I haven't bought a pair of shoes, of any type, in a brick & mortar store in probably 10 years.

I find...
04-20-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By MiPeGr

Same story here. When I measure according to...

Same story here. When I measure according to Lake's instructions, the size guide says I'm a 47 wide. That seemed small for me since I typically wear a US 14 or 15 shoe. So I ordered a 48 wide in the...
04-02-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By MiPeGr

Thanks...I've seen those posts. I didn't call it...

Thanks...I've seen those posts. I didn't call it out explicity, because the width of the speedrockers won't cover the 650Bx47's I plan on running off-road. Those could be a good choice for me if...
03-31-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By MiPeGr

What fenders do you have on your Topstone?

So I'm thinking about adding fenders to my Topstone (AL 105), and I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out what will fit and what will not.

Ideally, I'd like to have a single set of fenders...
03-21-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By MiPeGr

You need a little adapter piece that screws into...

You need a little adapter piece that screws into the bottom of the funnel for 105/Ultegra/DA and GRX levers.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=96437
03-18-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By MiPeGr

Fenders, frame tape, or both?

I realize it's a bit of an open-ended question, but now that things are drying up around here, and the days are getting longer, I'm looking at getting my new Topstone ready for actual gravel, and not...
03-18-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,801
Posted By MiPeGr

OK...I hate to be *that guy*. But I feel it is...

OK...I hate to be *that guy*. But I feel it is important to say this. Has anyone authenticated this message supposedly from Dr. Yang?

The OP himself states that it is at least 3rd-hand...
03-09-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,998
Posted By MiPeGr

Depending on your exact size, there's a good...

Depending on your exact size, there's a good chance that bike shops won't have anything in your size, anyway. Bicycle-specific and athletic type clothing can be had in larger sizes, but, sadly, it...
02-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By MiPeGr

Need a cable pull ratio adapter. Then it works...

Need a cable pull ratio adapter. Then it works fine.

Wolftooth Tanpan
JTEK Shiftmate (8? or 8A?)

I'm using 105 R7000 shifters (same in this regard to GRX) and a Wolftooth Tanpan with an XT...
02-22-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By MiPeGr

My guess is if you asked officially you would be...

My guess is if you asked officially you would be told "No."

If you do go and there are crews working at either location, turn around and don't get in their way. If a county official or...
02-21-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By MiPeGr

From Pierce County Public Works: ...

From Pierce County Public Works:
https://www.piercecountywa.gov/6708/Fairfax-washout
...
12-06-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By MiPeGr

I'll certainly be spending most of my time close...

I'll certainly be spending most of my time close to home...and by that I mean with cell phone service and a reasonable length/cost Uber ride back to my car or home.

But I also plan on being...
12-06-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By MiPeGr

Cheap TA 142x12 trainer wheel?

Getting a new bike soon, and of course, it has a different axle standard than what I currently have. I ordinarily ride with a mixed-surfact tire, but I like to have a smooth trainer wheel/tire combo...
12-06-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By MiPeGr

Ride OEM wheels until they break, or trade-up when new?

I'm going to be picking up a new bike soon (Topstone 105), and I understand that the general consensus is that the 28-spoke wheels probably won't hold up to a Clyde (295# / 135 kg) very well for...
09-23-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By MiPeGr

See...that's where I went wrong. I only poured a...

See...that's where I went wrong. I only poured a drink for myself when I got home...
09-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By MiPeGr

Can I do all the links at the same time? Or will...

Can I do all the links at the same time? Or will this process take 9h * 114 = 1026 hours? :)

I'll look forward to my next ride ~6 weeks from now.
09-23-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By MiPeGr

I had read some things about the M475 being...

I had read some things about the M475 being poorly-sealed to the point of essentially being un-sealed, so I just wanted to make sure. Like I said, I'm not used to doing any sort of water-related...
09-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By MiPeGr

General maintenance after drive home in the rain?

So I had my bike on a hitch-rack on the back of my car for a 6-hour drive home through at least a half-dozen heavy (1-3"/hour) downpours. Is there any specific maintenance/cleaning/etc. I should do?...
09-05-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,482
Posted By MiPeGr

As far as I know, this is the official /...

As far as I know, this is the official / comprehensive status of the trail:

Willapa Hills Trail Annotated Map...
09-01-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By MiPeGr

I can't speak for durability yet...I've maybe...

I can't speak for durability yet...I've maybe just got 150 miles on mine, but I'm quite satisfied with my Alivio FC-T4060. It's a 44-32-22 9-speed triple. External bearing BB.

My front derailleur...
09-01-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,227
Posted By MiPeGr

Got out on a popular rail-trail today, and got...

Got out on a popular rail-trail today, and got the first 30 miles in before the crowds started to build towards the more populous end. Last 10 was a fair bit of dodging inattentive...
08-28-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By MiPeGr

Experience with "non-matched" chain rings in 11sp MTB XTR/XT/SLX?

(Not sure if this is better off in the mechanics section or MTB section, but I decided to put it here, since I read this forum more than MTB).

I'm looking at putting an 11sp MTB double on a gravel...
08-23-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By MiPeGr

Good point...I was thinking about it just in...

Good point...I was thinking about it just in terms of height. It had not occurred to me that there is an effective geometry change as the fork compresses.
08-23-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By MiPeGr

Hack to lock out cheap front suspension?

Anybody know of a quick & easy hack to lock out a basic front suspension?

More details: My spouse has an older Trek 7200 Multitrack, and is looking for something a bit more nimble. As a larger...
08-23-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By MiPeGr

Can 105 R7000 shift MTB front derailleur?

OK...so I'm looking at buying a gravel or endurance road bike soon, but one thing I've identified I'll have to do is put lower gearing on it to make it usable for me. I'm looking at using 105 R7000...
08-21-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By MiPeGr

Heh...unlikely. This gearing can do 25 MPH at a...

Heh...unlikely. This gearing can do 25 MPH at a reasonable cadence, and I don't really feel like I have much need to go faster. I had a mile+ descent last weekend where I topped 28 MPH coasting, and...
08-21-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By MiPeGr

Just wanted to touch base back with this thread...

Just wanted to touch base back with this thread for an update.

I ordered the FC-T4060 44/32/22 from one of the German retailers just before Shimano shut down that avenue for those of us in the US....
06-23-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,256
Posted By MiPeGr

E-Roadbike Rental in PDX or Hood River?

Anybody know of a shop in Portland, Hood River, or anywhere in between that rents e-roadbikes/gravel/adventure? Found plenty of places that rent comfort/commuter/hybrid e-bikes, but nothing with...
06-12-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By MiPeGr

Being the large fella that I am, I'm switching to...

Being the large fella that I am, I'm switching to smaller front cranks plus a big-tooth cassette.

I can't find the link, but I think it's a thread somewhere on BF that gave me my plan.

In...
05-31-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By MiPeGr

Very true...that's what I paid for my 2006 7.5...

Very true...that's what I paid for my 2006 7.5 fx, and I wish I could have paid 100 less.

OP: If it's really that old, go over it with a fine tooth comb: brake track & pad wear, tire wear, chain &...
05-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By MiPeGr

That Alivio was the other one that was high on my...

That Alivio was the other one that was high on my list. Seems like the opinion is split on new crankset vs. new granny ring (certainly the cheapest option)

Anyone have any thoughts on the Sunrace...
05-09-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By MiPeGr

Would that mess with shifting? Either with the...

Would that mess with shifting? Either with the deraileur due to the big # of tooth jump between middle and inner, or with the ramps and pins?
05-09-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By MiPeGr

Replacement triple crankset for my hybrid?

So I've got a 2006 Trek 7.5 FX (https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2006/trek/75fx) that's mostly stock, including the original Bontrager-branded crankset (48/36/26). I've recently come to the...
02-26-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By MiPeGr

I'm glad you found one that works for you. My...

I'm glad you found one that works for you. My only concern about that style of strap is that it puts more wear on the HRM connectors since you snap/unsnap at least one every time you use it, and that...
02-24-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By MiPeGr

Yeah...I'm sure that one will work as well, I...

Yeah...I'm sure that one will work as well, I didn't find that one until after I had found one from Amazon.

Here are the ones I bought and tried from Amazon:
...
02-21-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By MiPeGr

Wow...all sorts of great advice. I had looked at...

Wow...all sorts of great advice. I had looked at the VP web page, and I don't remember seeing the Vex. They look pretty affordable, too. Those Wellgo's in the post above look good too, if I can get...
02-20-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By MiPeGr

Appreciate the tip, but these aren't any wider...

Appreciate the tip, but these aren't any wider than my existing pedals...which are some stock Wellgo composite bear-trap style pedal.
02-20-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By MiPeGr

Only 80mm wide just isn't going to cut it for my...

Only 80mm wide just isn't going to cut it for my feet.
02-20-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By MiPeGr

Wide pedals that accept toe clips?

So I have wide feet, and the pedals on the used hybrid that I bought just don't support my feet well...my little toe basically hangs off the pedal, and I get uncomfortable pressure on the base of the...
02-18-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,794
Posted By MiPeGr

I didn't come here to have multiple people insult...

I didn't come here to have multiple people insult me to my face. I'm out...
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