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10-13-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By ericzamora

I recommend going with a good buddy who is also...

I recommend going with a good buddy who is also interested. start off with day trips, 40-60-etc. or 1-2 nighters of 30-50 miles each day. etc.

as for a bike, yeah, plenty of older used options out...
09-29-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By ericzamora

I want one! eric/fresno, ca.

I want one!

eric/fresno, ca.
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By ericzamora

My buddy has a Surly Disc Trucker, has had it for...

My buddy has a Surly Disc Trucker, has had it for years. He doesn't have a car, so it's his primary form of transportation around town/school/work/etc., so definitely a grocery hauler as well. The...
08-22-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,237
Posted By ericzamora

Funny, a lady-friend of mine who hasn't ridden in...

Funny, a lady-friend of mine who hasn't ridden in 10 years wants a new bike. Nobody has the right size of anything in town. Norco Search XR aluminum, new Giant Revolt aluminum, Trek Checkpoint AL4,...
08-17-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By ericzamora

I like my Fabric Line Elite Shallow. Even after a...

I like my Fabric Line Elite Shallow. Even after a long ride where other parts of my body may experience fatigue like shoulders or neck, it's never my ass.

eric/fresno, ca.
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By ericzamora

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme? ...

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme?
https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_supreme
08-15-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By ericzamora

Steep And Cheap is also a place to find Castelli....

Steep And Cheap is also a place to find Castelli. Great prices, owned by Backcountry:
https://www.steepandcheap.com (https://www.steepandcheap.com/)

eric/fresno, ca.
08-05-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By ericzamora

650b gravel bike??? Do it! Gravel bikes come in...

650b gravel bike??? Do it! Gravel bikes come in two styles right now... the more comfortable geometry, and the more racy style. Look for the former. And plan to go tubeless.

eric/fresno, ca.
07-17-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,034
Posted By ericzamora

I bought a Crank Brothers F15 multitool for my...

I bought a Crank Brothers F15 multitool for my new MTB almost 2 years ago... i liked the slip case design, but in the end, never used it. I then got into gravel bikes, and picked up this slim little...
07-11-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By ericzamora

Look at the Salsa Journeyman gravel bike series....

Look at the Salsa Journeyman gravel bike series. With drop bars. I'm assuming your Stumpjumper is a 3x. Test ride a 1x or 2x Journeyman if you can find one in a shop. Either 650b or 700c wheels.
...
07-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By ericzamora

Checkout the Trek Roscoe 6 on sale at the web...

Checkout the Trek Roscoe 6 on sale at the web site, maybe get a better deal at the LBS. Be different, go 1x. Plus-sized tires. Still just a coil fork, but that's ok, more travel 100 vs 120mm travel....
06-27-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By ericzamora

Since we're talking about gravel bikes, another...

Since we're talking about gravel bikes, another reason or purpose for a second wheel set is to move from 700c to 650b, or vice versa. As mentioned, some factory wheels are quite heavy, and a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By ericzamora

Definitely check out your local LBS options...

Definitely check out your local LBS options first. Shoes are very tricky; see what they have and what they can order for you.




Personally, i like bib shorts, but that's a personal thing. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By ericzamora

I have Camelback and Polar. Have used Specialized...

I have Camelback and Polar. Have used Specialized decades ago, and various cheap ones. I wash once every few weeks, maybe once a month. If i replace, it's not because i wore them out. I just find a...
06-12-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ericzamora

the Pro WheelBuilder rims that are being linked...

the Pro WheelBuilder rims that are being linked are 700c, including the Kinlin XR31, all with an inner width of 19mm, correct?

eric/fresno, ca.
06-11-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By ericzamora

Mine were just over 1,600g if i recall correctly....

Mine were just over 1,600g if i recall correctly. Someday I'll weigh the stock 700c wheels they replaced, but for now, the 650bs feel great, fun, and I've had no issues with the Kinlin rims and Bitex...
06-03-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,791
Posted By ericzamora

I was JUST thinking my hardtail with 2.8 tubeless...

I was JUST thinking my hardtail with 2.8 tubeless tires around 15psi would be nice for this road :) But i'm so used to my gravel bike with tubeless 650bx47 these days... and 20 miles a day? i may...
05-17-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,069
Posted By ericzamora

Those look GREAT! eric/fresno, ca.

Those look GREAT!

eric/fresno, ca.
05-13-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,069
Posted By ericzamora

My shop has Hunt wheels hanging from the ceiling,...

My shop has Hunt wheels hanging from the ceiling, for sale. if i wanted the Hunt gravel wheels, and they did not have them in stock, they'd bend over backwards in ordering them for me.

One of the...
05-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,069
Posted By ericzamora

I loved my 700cx40 MSOs. I love my 650bx47...

I loved my 700cx40 MSOs. I love my 650bx47 wheels/tires twice as much! Both are tubeless. It may be all in my head, but my 650b wheels and tire combo just seems more fun than the 700cx40s. I run them...
05-05-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,292
Posted By ericzamora

I've started wearing Zoic Ether MTB shorts, with...

I've started wearing Zoic Ether MTB shorts, with a bib shirt underneath for gravel rides. An REI synthetic hiking shirt on top. The shirt is not designed for cycling, it does not promote an extra...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By ericzamora

Check out Ride with GPS. It offers nine mapping...

Check out Ride with GPS. It offers nine mapping sources including satellite, RWGPS, OSM, OSM Cycle, OSM Outdoors, Esri Topo, USGS Topo, and USGS Scans, allowing following dirt paths and trails...
04-29-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,057
Posted By ericzamora

Right, i just don't get that. 79kg is 174lbs....

Right, i just don't get that. 79kg is 174lbs. normal paved riding**********? maybe he was TRYING to break the frames. if not, if this was truly normal riding, then i'm out. i have no association or...
04-25-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By ericzamora

Mine are listed as 60tpi, but with a "light and...

Mine are listed as 60tpi, but with a "light and supple" casing. Set up tubeless.

eric/fresno, ca.
04-25-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By ericzamora

yeah, wouldn't that be like taking out an...

yeah, wouldn't that be like taking out an insurance policy on an insurance policy? plus the added heavier weight?

eric/fresno, ca.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,324
Posted By ericzamora

It's what I do best for ALL my friends :roflmao:...

It's what I do best for ALL my friends :roflmao:

eric/fresno, ca.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,324
Posted By ericzamora

YES. pink pedals (are those Chesters? they don't...

YES. pink pedals (are those Chesters? they don't come in pink), seat, silver anodized levers AND seat post. what about the cable housing?

I love purple, but you can't overwhelm it too much, you...
04-24-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,057
Posted By ericzamora

The idea that THAT much play in a Shimano pedal...

The idea that THAT much play in a Shimano pedal is normal is... mind-boggling to me. (the posted gif link). I don't have 520s, i have the all-metal spindle 540s, but still. i doubt it's a design...
04-24-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By ericzamora

I was planning on getting the Ventures but i...

I was planning on getting the Ventures but i ordered my new 650b Kinlin wheels too early, and didn't want to wait 2 months before they were released, so I went with Teravail Cannonball 650b x 47...
04-24-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,180
Posted By ericzamora

That Breezer seems like a great deal. Hydro...

That Breezer seems like a great deal. Hydro brakes, steel frame, 2x, not sure if it's 48/32 or 46/30 (both listed, both good), tubeless ready rims and great 45c tires, multiple mounts, threaded BB,...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,324
Posted By ericzamora

I'm usually against yellow, but YELLOW! call it...

I'm usually against yellow, but YELLOW! call it marigold!

eric/fresno, ca.
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,681
Posted By ericzamora

Just for clarification, Thermarest (the one...

Just for clarification, Thermarest (the one company making sleeping pads that i've heard the least issues with, and believe me, i've pored over countless online forums about sleeping pads) offers...
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,681
Posted By ericzamora

This one works well. Keep an eye on the R-Value...

This one works well. Keep an eye on the R-Value for indicating warmth. Cheaper than the Thermarest NeoAir XTherm (which apparently is good enough for snow camping with an R-Value of 5.7), this one is...
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,681
Posted By ericzamora

In case anybody is considering a down sleeping...

In case anybody is considering a down sleeping bag or quilt, yes, you should take extra precautions to keep it away from moisture, but these days, many companies offer treated down filling to help...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,324
Posted By ericzamora

True. I went the cheap route for a half-frame...

True. I went the cheap route for a half-frame bag. $15 on Amazon. I found it was lacking a few features the better bags offered. Something as simple as not being able to unzip it one-handed while...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,324
Posted By ericzamora

If you wanted to go the compromise-route and buy...

If you wanted to go the compromise-route and buy a cheaper bag until you can afford something more expensive, i picked this one up a few weeks ago on sale for $32. Still, the reg. $40 price is good....
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By ericzamora

Not sure if you have Ortlieb, if this is...

Not sure if you have Ortlieb, if this is universal in some way, or there's another similar product, but i came across this recently during my internet ramblings/
Ortlieb's Pannier Carrying System...
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,681
Posted By ericzamora

I backpack. Have not bikepacked yet. But I've...

I backpack. Have not bikepacked yet. But I've been moving to lightweight backpacking gear. I use a down quilt instead of a sleeping bag (compresses smaller and is lighter than most bags), and have...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,324
Posted By ericzamora

This is a very well-made bag. My buddy has one....

This is a very well-made bag. My buddy has one. It doesn't play well with an out-front GPS mount, but otherwise, nice design and very high quality. comes in purple, but you should consider the...
04-14-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,057
Posted By ericzamora

My Buddy has the Shimano SPD M520 ...

My Buddy has the Shimano SPD M520
https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-PD-M520-SPD-Pedals

He doesn't have a car. He's been riding his bikes (Surly Disc Trucker is the main one) everywhere for...
04-14-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By ericzamora

Sweetspot... what air pressure are you riding?...

Sweetspot... what air pressure are you riding? Tubeless allows lower air pressure. If you can go tubeless, do it with those GK SKs. you could go down to 30-40psi once tubeless. Maybe even less.
...
04-14-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,069
Posted By ericzamora

Check with your favorite LBS, and buy from them. ...

Check with your favorite LBS, and buy from them.

eric/fresno, ca.
04-14-19, 02:24 AM
04-12-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By ericzamora

If you're like me, and you go bigger on 700c,...

If you're like me, and you go bigger on 700c, you're interest would still be piqued about 650b. a gnawing, ever consuming interest that could keep you awake at night. just jump the 700c boat and have...
04-12-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By ericzamora

Just jump in dude. Embrace it. don't look back....

Just jump in dude. Embrace it. don't look back. Minimum 40c. go 45 if you can, 650b x 47 even nicer. Tubeless. just do it do it. I have the light & supple 650bx47 Cannonballs. Or go WTB Riddlers,...
04-12-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By ericzamora

I had Clement MSO XPlor 40c tires on my gravel...

I had Clement MSO XPlor 40c tires on my gravel bike's stock 700c wheels. They were very very nice. WTB Riddler 37c and 45c are also very nice for mixed gravel/pavement.

I have since gone to 650b...
04-11-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By ericzamora

Nice. All very McGyver-ish. But why not just a...

Nice. All very McGyver-ish. But why not just a small handlebar bag? Keep the battery and cable stored while not used, keep it equally protected while in use for your stem/handlebar-mounted phone or...
04-11-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,325
Posted By ericzamora

I bought a Bolt late last year. I'm pretty happy...

I bought a Bolt late last year. I'm pretty happy with it. I can send a Live Tracking link via email or text (i usually use text message) to a buddy so if my little blue dot stays in the same location...
04-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By ericzamora

I took along a BeFree water filter on a gravel...

I took along a BeFree water filter on a gravel ride last year. It wasn't necessary since the ride was less than 40 miles, but it was fun to test out and sure helped. We had clear mountain streams to...
04-11-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By ericzamora

I ride a drop-bar gravel bike. Switched to a...

I ride a drop-bar gravel bike. Switched to a Fabric Line Elite Shallow, and LOVE its comfort.

eric/fresno, ca.
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