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06-27-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Craptacular8

Bike Choice

Have an All-City Spacehorse (canti brake) that I built up with bar-end shifters...course it is a sport touring all-around bike, not quite as heavy duty as the 3 you have mentioned, but something...
06-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,124
Posted By Craptacular8

Carbon versus Alum

Can not speak for your hypothetical. In our herd of bikes, we do have one unicorn that is sporting 50 deep carbon aero wheels, but they are rim brake. We have one deepish (IIRC 38 maybe?) alum...
06-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,660
Posted By Craptacular8

To Announce or Sneak

If I come up behind walkers/strollers/dog walkers/ bikers riding side-by-side, and not leaving a wide berth to pass, I announce that I'm behind them. I'm almost at a stop by this point, so can react...
06-03-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,530
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

I've ridden some Missouri gravel. Most of what I've ridden can easily be ridden with a 700x32 tire, though I've hit sections with 2" loose, deep rock on steep descents where the 38 tire was big...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Craptacular8

Wheels

I wouldn't want to buy them from the dealer's new inventory, but as mentioned before, new take offs from any of the big manufacturer's would get you a decent wheel. Should be less than $200...I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire Size

Don't have those wheels, but have some Mavic with 17 internal. I thought I remembered the Compass 700 x 28's running slightly larger than stated size when mounted on my 21 internal rims. When I...
05-26-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 168,958
Posted By Craptacular8

Crank

Yes, that looks like the same crankset. I would have thought they would have kept their branding on it though?
05-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 168,958
Posted By Craptacular8

Sram Crankset

Went back and looked at my purchase records. I bought it off eBay. It was listed as Powerglide, 2x9 and that it was a oem part, but no further detail. I took it out for 30 miles today, crankset was...
05-26-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 168,958
Posted By Craptacular8

1988 ST400 Rebuild

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Just finished the rebuild on this 1988 ST400. Had...
Replies: 48
Views: 6,234
Posted By Craptacular8

Touring/Sport Touring BIke

The Salsa Journeyman would be worth a test ride. I've seen one on our group ride, and know it took racks. I think the Sora version is right at your price cap, but, to me, Sora is pretty darn...
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,784
Posted By Craptacular8

Helmet

How....pithy :)
05-06-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,948
Posted By Craptacular8

Rene Herse

I haven't run the Snoqualmie Pass size, but have run both the extralite and standard casings of the Bon Jon, and extralite of the 32 and 28 sizes as well. I can tell the difference between the...
05-02-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,094
Posted By Craptacular8

What total BS. I spend over a thousand a year on...

What total BS. I spend over a thousand a year on bike stuff alone, and that doesn't cover bike purchases. I don't think I haven't bought at least one new bike every year for that past 5 years. ...
05-02-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,094
Posted By Craptacular8

Wsd

For the Ruby, it was more than a splash of color. The Ruby had a longer head tube than the corresponding Roubaix. 52 Roubaix and 54 Ruby were identical in angles, and top tube length. Spec made...
04-23-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,094
Posted By Craptacular8

Wsd

Speaking from my own personal experience with Specialized's Ruby versus Roubaix, there was no difference in the seat tube angle. In a men's/unisex road bike, I ride a 52 typically. In the Ruby, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,560
Posted By Craptacular8

5000 size

Will be curious to hear what size your 32's measure out as. I have some 21 internal width rims I would like to use. My current gp 4000's in a 32 measure out at 33 and some change.
Replies: 41
Views: 6,206
Posted By Craptacular8

Ec90

Me too. I had ordered this exact saddle for my fat bike (that has been sporting a b17). I have the Specialized Power on a road bike, which I am hoping the EC90 is a fair knock off of. I've done rides...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Craptacular8

Rim Width Versus Tire

There are tons of fat bikes out there with 80-90mm rims and 4" tires. Surly's rims for their 3.8" Nates stock were on 82mm rims. I see on 45NRTH's website for the Dillinger 4's, they specify that...
02-13-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 470,390
Posted By Craptacular8

This old person rides fat in the snow

I mostly ride road/gravel bikes....when there isn't snow on the ground. So, for the past couple of months, I've been riding a Pugsley....definitely different, and really do love the change. Have...
02-08-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,272
Posted By Craptacular8

As wih anything, these may still not be enough...

As wih anything, these may still not be enough for you, however, they work for me down to -15 actual, or like last night -7 actual with a windchill of -30. Since I'm on a fat bike this time of year,...
02-06-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Craptacular8

IIRC Specialized wants you to use a seat collar...

IIRC Specialized wants you to use a seat collar system. You'd attach the rack to the seat collar with rack eyelets. Problem solvers makes one, axiom, trek, etc.
01-23-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Craptacular8

winter base layers

No cotton garments. Was wearing synthetic only. They wick for me, but I can still feel the damp. Was in Costco last weekend. Don't normally look at their clothing offerings, but low and behold,...
01-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Craptacular8

Base Layer

Um no. I meant base layer. No way would pantyhose do a thing for me on rides where actual temp is below 0 F. Merino "leggings" or base layer, maybe under my winter cycling over pants.
01-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Craptacular8

wipekitty, thanks for the link. For anyone...

wipekitty, thanks for the link.

For anyone that is still shopping for the next "these are the winter pants for me" I can say that I've tried out the 4ucycling pants that seemed to be popping...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-14-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,116
Posted By Craptacular8

Hypno Toad what FB page were you trying to share?

Hypno Toad what FB page were you trying to share?
Forum: Fatbikes
01-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,967
Posted By Craptacular8

I'm having a good time on my fat bike, not sure...

I'm having a good time on my fat bike, not sure I'd want it as my only bike though. I previously used a hybrid as a winter bike, and just left the studded tires on it for that purpose. Still, there...
01-13-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Craptacular8

i suspect youíre right. It isnít much real...

i suspect youíre right. It isnít much real estate. I think Iíll go with the wool base layer instead.

I cant say that I get hot, just that I sweat regardless of how cold the weather is. I sweat...
01-11-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Craptacular8

Ladies Base Layer Question

I think I have an ok winter cycling clothing scheme, but always room for improvement. Perhaps due to my smaller size relative to prior years, my arse is frequently cold when riding in the low 20's...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,658
Posted By Craptacular8

PDW Fenders

Not full coverage, but would at least keep a person from eating a lot of trail spray, and they're inexpensive. PDW (https://ridepdw.com/collections/mountain-and-fat-biking)
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,116
Posted By Craptacular8

Studs in MN

thanks for the information. I stopped by my local bike shop...for cleats of course, asked if they had any reasonable fat bikes...picking up the shop ownerís Pugs as my new to me fat bike. Currently...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-29-18, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,116
Posted By Craptacular8

@Hyno Toad. Not currently a fat bike rider, but...

@Hyno Toad. Not currently a fat bike rider, but very tempted. For most fat bike races/events in MN, would studded tires, both front and back be recommended, or is front studded enough?
Forum: Commuting
12-04-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Craptacular8

Rear or Front Rack

If you want to continue using your panniers, you'd either need to pursue another rear rack, or one that offers a front platform to hold them off the wheel, as lowrider front racks like Tubus dont...
11-19-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,287
Posted By Craptacular8

WTB Exposure 32's

I've been curious about these. What is their real life measurement? I've still got a lot of miles left in some Compass 32's that measure out at 32.7 and 33.7 on the same 20m internal width rims,...
11-08-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Craptacular8

C'Dale Quick

I have the men's version of the Quick. Bought it as a gravel/winter bike. Pretty much only use it for winter riding now, but it is a very capable hybrid. Aside from the saddle and color, there is...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,869
Posted By Craptacular8

Although I have and like my nightrider 750, and...

Although I have and like my nightrider 750, and cygolight 210 mounted low on a Paul Gino light mount on my front rack, have to say that I really love the output of the cree light that cyccommute...
11-07-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,637
Posted By Craptacular8

vivitar

I've noticed that camera, but figured image stabilization was probably an issue, etc. Does it have an internal battery that can not be replaced, or is it something that snaps on? I'm looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Craptacular8

Your seat bones are narrower than mine...I...

Your seat bones are narrower than mine...I measured on their digital system at 134. They suggested the Power Expert in a 155 for a road bike of traditional geometry. I have a modest saddle to bar...
10-25-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Craptacular8

Wheels

November Bicycles offers that very wheelset in a 24/28 or a 28/28. Honestly, I can't imagine anyone would notice 4 extra spokes....you'd really have to be sensitive. I did have a set of disc wheels...
10-05-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Craptacular8

I'm currently using Compass Bon Jon's, which...

I'm currently using Compass Bon Jon's, which measure out at 37 and some change on American Classic Hurricane rims, and have used them for the past couple of seasons. They seem to be wearing fine,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,948
Posted By Craptacular8

Camera

You wouldn't happen to be able to come up with the brand/model? I don't need one for everyday, but just the occasional scenic ride video for my own amusement.
10-02-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By Craptacular8

Mnt or Hybrid

You could get a rigid 29er or 27+ bike also, though most will come geared as a 1x11 or 1x12 anymore it seems. I've ridden the C&O on a hybrid with 700x35 tires on it. Trail was mostly dry, though I...
10-02-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By Craptacular8

Back at it

The bike you've been given is fine to start on. One of the mistakes I made was not fine tuning saddle height after I left the bike shop with my first "real" bike. It was in the ballpark, but still...
09-26-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Craptacular8

If you're riding a 2017 with disc, spec states it...

If you're riding a 2017 with disc, spec states it will take up to a 32. I mounted some conti gp4000's on HED aredennes wheels. Tires are supposed to be 28's but they are measuring out around 33. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

I'd probably be more than comfortable on 28's on the trail pictured. It looks very smooth. You say you're running conti gp4000's in a 25? What do they measure out at? I bought a set of their...
09-21-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By Craptacular8

Gravel/light touring bike

There is a guy in a group ride I ride with that recently moved up to a Journeyman. He was really enjoying it, and I don't know his thoughts on speed, but I noticed that he was definitely going at a...
09-13-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Craptacular8

MTB Conversion

Just a suggestion, as I have a flat bar bike that I use now just as a winter bike. If what you are primarily looking for is additional hand positions, your GT might lend itself to an upgrade where...
09-04-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Craptacular8

Pneumonia

I had pneumonia coming up on 2 yrs ago. Did a long ride on Friday, drove to a meeting a few hundred miles away on Monday, but felt pretty tough. Worked Tuesday in really tough shape, and ended up...
08-28-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,313
Posted By Craptacular8

Gravel Bikes

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/39cfcaf3_9564_4745_9228_dbbcc4d0bd3c_906589a2de7b05745bcd5c25a40f3d8e93da2e77.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Craptacular8

Wheels

I'd probably go with the set from PB. Made in US by Zipp, known hub with the DT Swiss 350's. I've got a set of disc wheels made with the 350's, and find them smooth, and they spin up nicely. They...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

Good to know. I've got a little under a thousand miles on a set of Bon Jon's in the standard casing on a bike I do gravel and touring on. Love them. I try to be pretty careful, but know I've...
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