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Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,718
Posted By BikeInMN

In MN our state parks don't allow drinking and...

In MN our state parks don't allow drinking and don't cater to that crowd at all. I camp a lot around the state both in a trailer and by bicycle and haven't had an issue but I've only used state...
01-28-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,764
Posted By BikeInMN

No reason you can't run a straggler in gravel...

No reason you can't run a straggler in gravel races. I have a buddy who rode his in all his 2015 gravel races including the Gold Rush 110 which has lots of climbing. I bought mine after that and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-15, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By BikeInMN

What size is your Wilier and does it fit you? ...

What size is your Wilier and does it fit you?
If it does fit I'd pick whichever Lynskey is closest to the size of your current ride.

At nearly 6'2" I'd say the 58.5 TT makes sense but the head...
10-12-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,000
Posted By BikeInMN

I wonder if you got a bad one (or two)... or if...

I wonder if you got a bad one (or two)... or if its a pressure thing.

I've put probably 700 miles on a set and haven't had any issues with losing knobs and my mileage is probably 50/50 gravel and...
10-08-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,883
Posted By BikeInMN

I keep my ears covered and don't over do it. Add...

I keep my ears covered and don't over do it. Add a Buff with thin wool cap and I'm good down to the single digits.

I have a Giro winter helmet and it's way too warm even with the vents open...
10-08-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By BikeInMN

Most of my riding is done in the -20C to 0C range...

Most of my riding is done in the -20C to 0C range so I can't comment on temps below -20C...

I've put a lot of winter miles on XT disc hubs and not had any winter specific issues. Saying that- due...
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By BikeInMN

Itascatur.org~ Ski, bike and run club in Park...

Itascatur.org~ Ski, bike and run club in Park Rapids, MN (http://itascatur.org/bike.shtml) is a link to the club that puts it on (pretty sure that the club does it).


I've thought about going up...
09-29-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,594
Posted By BikeInMN

622mm = 700c so you're OK

622mm = 700c so you're OK
09-29-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By BikeInMN

That would be what their legal team stance is. ...

That would be what their legal team stance is. Put two more spacers under it and see. Don't ride it down a mountain, just ride it around and see what it feels like.

Then use this tool Stem...
09-29-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,594
Posted By BikeInMN

Have my Salsa Warbird set up with Compass Bon Jon...

Have my Salsa Warbird set up with Compass Bon Jon Pass 35s set up tubeless.
The ride is so nice, just a great tire. Can't wait to get the Barlow Pass mounted up on my touring bike!
09-29-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By BikeInMN

^^^This^^^ If you're trying to raise it to...

^^^This^^^

If you're trying to raise it to shorten reach adding some spacers will do that. Try it and see... it's free.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-29-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By BikeInMN

Any of the climbs down by White Water State Park...

Any of the climbs down by White Water State Park north of St Charles off of 74.
they're all over a mile long with a few 2+ mile climbs.

Very light car traffic and good pavement, good stuff.
09-16-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By BikeInMN

It'll work fine Plenty of guys running larger...

It'll work fine
Plenty of guys running larger tires on Open Pros or Ksyriums without any issue. Open Pros were what lots of guys ran on their 29ers with 2.0-2.2 tires in the early days and I don't...
09-16-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,100
Posted By BikeInMN

For back country exploring I'd be looking at...

For back country exploring I'd be looking at something that will take at least a 45mm tire and can run racks front and rear.
You could do a touring bike or some of the gravel adventure type bikes...
09-14-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By BikeInMN

Next year for the Gold Rush we're staying at the...

Next year for the Gold Rush we're staying at the Spearfish RV park, the start/finish is there and it looked really nice, good to know you found the same thing.

It was June 6th when I got diverted...
09-14-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By BikeInMN

Great pictures! The Black Hills are one of my...

Great pictures!
The Black Hills are one of my favorite places to visit and I love riding out there. Was also out there in June during the big rains they had early and did the Gold Rush 110 out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,066
Posted By BikeInMN

I've got an in through my race team so my out the...

I've got an in through my race team so my out the door cost including tax on two framesets was substantially below retail of one frame. The price for just some guy walking in the door would be 500+...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,066
Posted By BikeInMN

Once you've glued the plug you're stuck at that...

Once you've glued the plug you're stuck at that length on the steerer. Everything else is the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,066
Posted By BikeInMN

My wife has put some time in on her elgogo and is...

My wife has put some time in on her elgogo and is super happy with it. I just finished the build on mine and plan on getting out on it this weekend.
Geometry is good (IMO) for a TT rig. 75 STA and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,066
Posted By BikeInMN

The current pricing on that frame and fork make...

The current pricing on that frame and fork make it an unbeatable deal. I picked up one for my wife and a spare for myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,012
Posted By BikeInMN

We DO have cyclists who give everyone a bad name...

We DO have cyclists who give everyone a bad name (as all larger metro areas do) but you'd have to know Bobby S and his merry band of idiots to know that he is just trying to sir the pot with those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,012
Posted By BikeInMN

Bob Sansevere is nothing more than a loud mouth...

Bob Sansevere is nothing more than a loud mouth tub of shat. You're local, you know it's true.
KSTP is also nothing more than a 3rd rate news organization. The fact that they'd put that on their...
03-22-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,753
Posted By BikeInMN

I pretty much only wear team kit stuff for one...

I pretty much only wear team kit stuff for one main reason - cost.
My team stuff is as nice or nicer with regards to cut and quality than anything plain that I've tried and is substantially cheaper...
03-05-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,827
Posted By BikeInMN

True blocking or shutting down the front is bush...

True blocking or shutting down the front is bush league and in a decent 1/2 field doesn't go over well at all (and won't work either). Negative racing just plain sucks and proves your guy up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,667
Posted By BikeInMN

See if you can find a shop that will rent you a...

See if you can find a shop that will rent you a hard case.
I like the Serfas case a lot more than the Trico Iron case as I think the latching system is better unless they've changed the Trico in the...
02-28-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By BikeInMN

The Science is also much heavier and is not...

The Science is also much heavier and is not waterproof so my guess is that they're only used for indoor testing.

From what I've read the Hollowgram SI SRM is the most accurate model they've made...
12-10-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,494
Posted By BikeInMN

+1 on using pogies (aka moose mitts)... The...

+1 on using pogies (aka moose mitts)...
The easiest way to keep your hands warm when it gets really really cold and you don't have the bulk of thick gloves or mittens between you and the bars... oh,...
12-08-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By BikeInMN

A 29er should probably work fine for your purpose...

A 29er should probably work fine for your purpose but it would depend on a lot of factors. If you're vertically challenged a 29er probably isn't ideal.

Some will say a 29er feels slower than a...
11-01-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By BikeInMN

Hi all, I've got a few pugsley Q's for...

Hi all,

I've got a few pugsley Q's for pugsley owners. Joe1946, I hope you see this! :)

1) I know I need an E-type derailleur. What I dont know is top pull or bottom pull, and top swing or...
10-15-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By BikeInMN

Paul's would be another option as they don't use...

Paul's would be another option as they don't use that hole either...
09-29-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,500
Posted By BikeInMN

Henk Vogels once told me "there just isn't a good...

Henk Vogels once told me "there just isn't a good reason to start a race without an 11 tooth cog mate" or something along those lines. I agree...
No lie
09-23-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By BikeInMN

You should come down to the twin cities and try...

You should come down to the twin cities and try something out rather than buying on-line. Also, doesn't the shop that replaced ONAG stock something? I know they're hooking all the Grandstay guys up...
09-23-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By BikeInMN

You should be able to run a standard 109.5 or...

You should be able to run a standard 109.5 or whatever the short Octalink bottom bracket is unless you want to run a double chain guard. If you run a a 3rd eye catcher and outer guard you don't need...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,754
Posted By BikeInMN

go back and look at the names (initials) on the...

go back and look at the names (initials) on the 99 tour team...

someone posted what were supposedly blackberry transcripts between JV and FA after the 04 or 05 tour. if it what was talked about...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,754
Posted By BikeInMN

No, not riding... JV

No, not riding...
JV
09-11-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By BikeInMN

The Hakka's are a really big 35mm tire (Tall). ...

The Hakka's are a really big 35mm tire (Tall).
Saying that, I ran some fast freddies last winter without issue.
09-06-06, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By BikeInMN

crank brothers egg beaters or candy pedals are...

crank brothers egg beaters or candy pedals are what i've been using for a few years. both seem to work just fine.
as others have already said the saddle is a very personal choice. i've used a...
08-23-06, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,210
Posted By BikeInMN

The Conti trainer tires work and work well. They...

The Conti trainer tires work and work well. They are very quiet, provide consistent resistance as the rubber doesn't get soft when it heats up and they don't wear at all (at least for me it didn't...
08-22-06, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By BikeInMN

I'm just starting my "running" for cross season...

I'm just starting my "running" for cross season and I always get sore after the first few runs. Start easy and slow. My first few runs are no more than 15-20 minutes and the pace is nothing faster...
08-18-06, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By BikeInMN

Some places sure, but I've raced all over and...

Some places sure, but I've raced all over and other than the small handful of exceptions you get pretty much the same fitness levels everywhere depending on time of year. I've raced in a number of...
08-17-06, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By BikeInMN

strong enough or not you don't have the points. ...

strong enough or not you don't have the points. some reps don't really care and will just give you the upgrade while others will just flat out deny it until you have earned it. in my area if you...
08-15-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By BikeInMN

IMO when it's cold out I want a tire that is...

IMO when it's cold out I want a tire that is tough to flat on. Speed and handling take a backseat to that at least for me. Changing a tire in below freezing temps isn't a lot of fun. No one I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By BikeInMN

another thing not mentioned yet is that the...

another thing not mentioned yet is that the geometry on a true TT bike (like the cervelo p3) makes the bike a lot more stable in the forward aero position than a regular road bike. The chainstays...
07-17-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By BikeInMN

Some simple tips- Practice riding together and...

Some simple tips-
Practice riding together and rotating in the aero position/bars.
Get used to calling out road hazards verbally and let the guy behind know what's going on.
If there is a...
07-11-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By BikeInMN

I met a guy at his first race (time trial) who...

I met a guy at his first race (time trial) who was 68 years old. It turns out his daughter is a one of the Trek regional pros in our area. Super nice guy.
07-11-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By BikeInMN

http://www.bloomington.in.us/~bikedoc/ this...

http://www.bloomington.in.us/~bikedoc/

this guy seems to have the "best" deals on-line from what I've seen at 1500 bucks.

Saying that even at my team deal, which is a lot better than that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 605
Posted By BikeInMN

My wife is a runner who cycles when it doesn't...

My wife is a runner who cycles when it doesn't interfere with her training. She rides maybe 1000 miles a year but probably 50-60% of those are with a group of girls she rides with from the club we...
07-05-06, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 606
Posted By BikeInMN

Per USCF rules... 1K3. Non-handheld radios with...

Per USCF rules...
1K3. Non-handheld radios with only one earpiece may be worn or carried by the rider or bicycle only in road events that include category 1,2, or professional riders, except in...
07-04-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By BikeInMN

Easy to fix. Go to the Zipp website for step by...

Easy to fix. Go to the Zipp website for step by step instructions on how to reset the carbon dust covers. It's simple and takes virtually 0 mechanical skills.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,770
Posted By BikeInMN

cost depends on the size and model most are...

cost depends on the size and model

most are upward of 5 figures

sometimes you can find them used for around 4-5 grand
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