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07-03-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,273
Posted By 5teve

My custom Curtlo Soft-tail, had it since 2009. I...

My custom Curtlo Soft-tail, had it since 2009. I wanted a 650b mtb but the off the rack choices were scarce. This was back when there were only a couple choices in tires and forks. I love the way...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,626
Posted By 5teve

Buy the pre-drilled version, it's a good bit less...

Buy the pre-drilled version, it's a good bit less trouble to install.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,626
Posted By 5teve

One mans goofy is another mans classy! I think...

One mans goofy is another mans classy! I think many bikes look better with a proper set of mudguards. They will keep your bike and body cleaner in any situation and dress up a bike nicely if...
05-31-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,102
Posted By 5teve

The new Allied Able is pretty slick. ...

The new Allied Able is pretty slick. https://alliedcycleworks.com/pages/allied-able
05-30-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By 5teve

I'd urge you to get a bottle that has a valve...

I'd urge you to get a bottle that has a valve cover. I got really sick from a contaminated water bottle years ago during a rainy, multi-day dirt road and railtrail tour and it was horrible. I like...
05-17-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,595
Posted By 5teve

Well, I don't know if my experience will apply to...

Well, I don't know if my experience will apply to your situation. The problem I have is that my legs burn and feel fatigued before I think they should. It feels like what used to be referred to as...
05-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,552
Posted By 5teve

Giant has always claimed that their carbon was a...

Giant has always claimed that their carbon was a cut above other brands. I guess this is them putting their money behind that claim. I would consider one were I in the market.
05-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,819
Posted By 5teve

Not a typo evidently: ...

Not a typo evidently: ...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-06-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By 5teve

If you can get the same brand as your old cranks...

If you can get the same brand as your old cranks you'll have a better chance that it will work with your existing bottom bracket. Failing that, Raceface makes several 30mm spindled crank models in...
04-26-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,667
Posted By 5teve

Heck, if we're doing Campy of the past, I'll take...

Heck, if we're doing Campy of the past, I'll take the 8 speed Chorus/Racing T stuff I had on my Waterford, late 90's. Absolutely beautiful, fantastic function, great longevity. (no pics,...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-24-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By 5teve

Blackburn mini pumps have always been great for...

Blackburn mini pumps have always been great for me. Lifetime warranty as well. When I'm going "out there," I also carry a tubeless repair kit and often a tube just in case. Might consider a small...
04-17-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By 5teve

Talk to your local shops. For a bulk purchase of...

Talk to your local shops. For a bulk purchase of basic hybrid/cruisers, and if you let them put a shop sticker or even a small ad on the bikes and maybe your literature, they might work with you on...
04-17-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By 5teve

26" wheel swap is something I've read about but...

26" wheel swap is something I've read about but never personally seen or tried. You'd have to know how much space there was for fatter tires to determine whether it was worth your while. Terry used...
04-12-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By 5teve

You're getting right up near the point where 700c...

You're getting right up near the point where 700c tires start to feel a little ponderous to me. I like 650b for anything bigger than 38mm-the smaller overall diameter helps front tire/toe clearance,...
04-05-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By 5teve

Me either, neither! I would recommend P-clamps...

Me either, neither! I would recommend P-clamps instead. And not with a heavy rack load.
04-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,048
Posted By 5teve

Heh, you don't want to under-do the goop either. ...

Heh, you don't want to under-do the goop either. I top it off 2-4 times a year. Heat makes sealant evaporate faster-if you live in a hot place, store your bike in a hot garage, you'll probably want...
04-02-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,850
Posted By 5teve

Exactly! Most of my routes are part paved, part...

Exactly! Most of my routes are part paved, part dirt. Surface quality of both can vary wildly. Road plus/Allroad bikes make a ton of sense for me and have few to no downsides.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By 5teve

Gas motors sometimes have turbos too, fwiw. On a...

Gas motors sometimes have turbos too, fwiw. On a truck, it's probably a diesel tho.
03-27-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,850
Posted By 5teve

It's a throwback to the sort of bikes that...

It's a throwback to the sort of bikes that started this whole gravel trend, at least for me-a fat 650b-tired road bike meant to take on any and all road surfaces you might come across. It's like a...
03-26-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By 5teve

If you get some, practice clicking in and out on...

If you get some, practice clicking in and out on grass so falling over hurts less. A lot of people fall once or twice when learning but it becomes habit soon enough. I like them but I've used them...
03-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,499
Posted By 5teve

Yeah, Dave was ahead of the curve with this bike,...

Yeah, Dave was ahead of the curve with this bike, not for the first time either. It's a gravel bike but there wasn't really such a catagory then, hence the "Cyclo" name. I was seriously interested...
03-19-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,499
Posted By 5teve

The 1st generation Turner Cyclosys is worth a...

The 1st generation Turner Cyclosys is worth a look I think. https://www.turnerbikes.com/bikes/cyclosys-v1-0/?doing_wp_cron=1553017109.6413590908050537109375
03-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By 5teve

I drive a GMC Canyon, pretty much a direct...

I drive a GMC Canyon, pretty much a direct competitor of the new Ranger. I can fit 2-3 bikes in there along with a couple weeks worth of gear and hit the road! With the cap on it, my bikes and gear...
03-18-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,845
Posted By 5teve

Yeah, looks Borg. Trek has been assimilated!

Yeah, looks Borg. Trek has been assimilated!
03-15-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By 5teve

Could be the gearing to a degree, I suspect the...

Could be the gearing to a degree, I suspect the fitness thing contributes too. But I've had drivetrains that put your cruising speed right where you don't want it, so you constantly have to shift...
03-14-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 504,160
Posted By 5teve

I picked up a sale price demo Chris Cross from...

I picked up a sale price demo Chris Cross from Fat Chance. I've had my eye on these since they were first intro'd, love the tapered head tube. I've only done the one quick shakedown ride on it but...
03-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,957
Posted By 5teve

I was able to fit 650bX47 GK's on Easton rims...

I was able to fit 650bX47 GK's on Easton rims without too much trouble. Had to preset one bead with a tube to get them set up tubeless but that happens with about half the tires I install.
02-28-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,120
Posted By 5teve

Other hobbies?

Other hobbies?
02-25-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By 5teve

I also recommend Oakley's own transition lenses-I...

I also recommend Oakley's own transition lenses-I use the same glasses on the road and trail in all sorts of light levels and they've worked well for me.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-22-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By 5teve

65mm-ish internal rims with 26x4"-4.4" Schwalbe...

65mm-ish internal rims with 26x4"-4.4" Schwalbe Jumbo Jims is a pretty super summer set up.
02-21-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By 5teve

And short-sighted, car-centric planning knows no...

And short-sighted, car-centric planning knows no ideology.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,973
Posted By 5teve

I'm assuming soup/stew sorts of things? I often...

I'm assuming soup/stew sorts of things? I often prepare such meals to bring to work, and have gotten into the habit of adding a bit of cornstarch to thicken the broth at the end of the simmer. It...
02-12-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,991
Posted By 5teve

That is a sharp bike!

That is a sharp bike!
02-07-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,390
Posted By 5teve

I posted this in 2008 on another forum: I...

I posted this in 2008 on another forum:

I was having a pretty good ride last night down around Mason, enjoying the coolish but sunny weather. About 20 miles in, I had just turned onto a little...
02-06-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By 5teve

Universal Cycles or JensonUSA, mostly.

Universal Cycles or JensonUSA, mostly.
01-23-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By 5teve

I had a troubling one a while back. I was riding...

I had a troubling one a while back. I was riding in the residential neighborhood that I often ride through on the way to work and I could hear distant sirens. I kept turning corners and hearing...
01-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,928
Posted By 5teve

My memory is foggy (probably in good company in...

My memory is foggy (probably in good company in this forum!) but I read some years back that you are better served by eating regular fruit. Energy content is the same and you get a hydration and...
01-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,082
Posted By 5teve

Everything from an aluminum sport road bike on...

Everything from an aluminum sport road bike on 700x23c to a steel all-road/"gravel" fixed-gear bike on 650bx42c. MOST centuries I've done have been on steel bikes with 700x27-34c tires. I haven't...
01-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By 5teve

Saw a guy knocked off his bike by a kiddie pool...

Saw a guy knocked off his bike by a kiddie pool that was blown into him by a fierce cross wind one spring. He never saw it coming. I don't recall that he was injured in any notable way.
12-18-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By 5teve

Please be mindful of your dog's limitations if...

Please be mindful of your dog's limitations if you try this. I once saw a guy riding along with a little, stubby-legged pup on a leash. He wasn't going that fast for a bike, but that little dog was...
12-13-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,444
Posted By 5teve

AARP's magazine had an article about various...

AARP's magazine had an article about various tests and procedures and which were worth doing recently. I found their take on this subject interesting. I'm 56, and don't have a family history of...
12-13-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,703
Posted By 5teve

On the road bike it usually goes in my handlebar...

On the road bike it usually goes in my handlebar bag or less often, my saddlebag. On the mountain bike, I have a phone wallet that velcros onto the shoulder strap of my hydration pack. You can see it...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,961
Posted By 5teve

I'd assume that he had the right of way in that...

I'd assume that he had the right of way in that intersection. I generally find that it's a good idea to cycle with purpose or you will be more likely get bullied and have your right of way...
11-30-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,219
Posted By 5teve

God I'm sick of hearing about E-bikes! If you...

God I'm sick of hearing about E-bikes! If you want one or need one, for heaven's sake just buy it and ride it where it's allowed. QUIT trying to convince us that it's just like a bicycle. Bicycles...
11-29-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,553
Posted By 5teve

Boeshield T-9 is sold packaged as chain lube at...

Boeshield T-9 is sold packaged as chain lube at bike shops but it is available in other formats and from other places. Boat marinas for example. It's a metal treatment product but it make a darned...
10-26-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By 5teve

Pre-glued patches are generally unreliable. I...

Pre-glued patches are generally unreliable. I don't use them anymore.
10-23-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,861
Posted By 5teve

We recently had several hundred of these...

We recently had several hundred of these e-scooters dumped in our town. I don't necessarily oppose the idea but I think it's pretty irresponsible and possibly counter-productive to just dump these...
10-23-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By 5teve

This design is a pretty safe bet. I've used...

This design is a pretty safe bet. I've used Salsa clamps of this style for years and had trouble-free function and zero failures.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By 5teve

Fat bike tires/rims are designed for much lower...

Fat bike tires/rims are designed for much lower pressure than that. I've never run more than 10-11psi in mine. I think 30psi would very possibly damage your rims or tires.
10-12-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,812
Posted By 5teve

How about side of the trail? ...

How about side of the trail?
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Someone put...
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