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10-23-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By Leebo

Big business is bad? Got 4 Surly frames, no...

Big business is bad? Got 4 Surly frames, no issues. Used and abused, beyond spec. I ain't no lightweight either. ( 230 lbs) For me the advantage is being a jack of all trades, specialty of none. My...
10-23-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By Leebo

That pine marin is 2k. And in the fine print,...

That pine marin is 2k. And in the fine print, some of those aluminum frames only cover the main triangle, not the rear sus part.
10-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Leebo

The old adage was rim width x 1.5 for tire width....

The old adage was rim width x 1.5 for tire width. So yes. Seems like another bike or wheel set would be easier? N+1.
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 446
Posted By Leebo

Yes. Eat early, eat often. Never pass up good...

Yes. Eat early, eat often. Never pass up good lunch, even at 11am. Was on tour in central MA. Saw a sign, "goat cheese ladies" at the end of the driveway. Further up a saw a beautiful pair of daisy...
10-22-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Leebo

Have 3 sets. All good. I did reduce the pin...

Have 3 sets. All good. I did reduce the pin length just a bit though. 2 mm? set screw does it.
10-22-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Leebo

The best inner tube would be none. I run tubeless...

The best inner tube would be none. I run tubeless on my jackalope rims. Save 1 lb of rotational weight.
10-21-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By Leebo

Lifetime? On a $ 4-700 steel frame? Who else does...

Lifetime? On a $ 4-700 steel frame? Who else does this? Brands and makes please. I own 4 Surlys, used abused and ridden hard. No issues. Cross check on single track. Karate Monkey and Krampus on over...
10-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By Leebo

I think warranty is only 3 years.

I think warranty is only 3 years.
10-16-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Leebo

Rider weight, rim width, tire make and psi?...

Rider weight, rim width, tire make and psi? Suspension set up correctly? I'm 230, running 2.5 front width tire, 2.4 rear, 29er. 30 mm id rims. 18 psi front, 20 psi rear most days. Tubeless.
10-16-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By Leebo

This^^^^ Thinking that the lever pull is not...

This^^^^ Thinking that the lever pull is not enough. I have bb7's on my Karate Monkey, 180 front, 160 rear rotors. At 235 lbs, plus bike and gear, plenty enough stopping power. Replace the cables...
10-15-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Leebo

Look at something like a 29er plus hardtail. So,...

Look at something like a 29er plus hardtail. So, front suspension and 2.8 to 3.0 tires. Should be less $$ than full sus, with the bigger tires providing a little cushion.
10-15-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,912
Posted By Leebo

You are describing tubeless set ups, exactly.

You are describing tubeless set ups, exactly.
10-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By Leebo

I have BB7s on 3 bikes, works great, little to no...

I have BB7s on 3 bikes, works great, little to no fiddling needed. OP,
you have a road or mountain brakes set up? It makes a difference. Need to make sure that
on the caliper side the pad sticks...
10-14-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By Leebo

Picks of your whole set up?

Picks of your whole set up?
10-14-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,912
Posted By Leebo

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5...

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5 years.
10-10-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Leebo

Skills come with time and learning, get some...

Skills come with time and learning, get some instruction/ ride with better riders. Go with elbow and knee pads. G Form works for me there. Get to know your bike, try some panic stops, practice your...
10-10-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Leebo

Go with dark shirts.

Go with dark shirts.
10-09-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Leebo

Try this, fat bike, wool layers and a big cup of...

Try this, fat bike, wool layers and a big cup of HTFU.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,307
Posted By Leebo

^^^ This, haven't used mine in a bit.

^^^ This, haven't used mine in a bit.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,307
Posted By Leebo

^^^ I know the avid 7's have a reach adjust for...

^^^ I know the avid 7's have a reach adjust for the lever, a nice feature. Guessing they are probably lighter too.
10-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By Leebo

The idea that rivendell are better than my...

The idea that rivendell are better than my Surlys? Not with 1" headtubes and rim brakes. But that's just me. I prefer function over looks and style.
10-08-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By Leebo

Every day commuting into Boston, trackstands, not...

Every day commuting into Boston, trackstands, not unicorns.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,307
Posted By Leebo

Disc for the win. I no longer have my typewriter...

Disc for the win. I no longer have my typewriter or walkman either. I have avid cantis on my old bike, they work fine except for the wearing out the rim part. New England commuter here.
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Leebo

I think Paul components makes a round thing that...

I think Paul components makes a round thing that screws into a frame boss. Then the light will clamp around it.
10-07-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,616
Posted By Leebo

If the bike is 30, the load is 25 or so,...

If the bike is 30, the load is 25 or so, depending on food and water for that day, and I'm 235, 1 lb is not going to make a difference, for me. I never weighed a bare frame before, Do they make CF...
10-07-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,616
Posted By Leebo

Ever weight bare frames? For me 1lb is not that...

Ever weight bare frames? For me 1lb is not that much difference. Look at tires and parts spec for weight savings. At 235 lbs, I call my 4 Surlys appropriate in sturdiness for my size. Especially all...
10-07-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,616
Posted By Leebo

Did you not get the memo? That is not made of...

Did you not get the memo? That is not made of steel.
10-07-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Leebo

Over thinking it. Ever seen a pedicab? Trike,...

Over thinking it. Ever seen a pedicab? Trike, driver pedals, double seat out back. They are in most big cities in the US. Just buy one.
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Leebo

Used one for commuting and mt biking. The idea is...

Used one for commuting and mt biking. The idea is you can turn your head to see where you are going before your bar lights swing around. Get a nice light weight road or mt bike helmet, very light....
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Leebo

Got a helmet light?

Got a helmet light?
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By Leebo

Big fan of my passela tourguard I think they are...

Big fan of my passela tourguard I think they are called now. 700x 35.
10-04-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By Leebo

Would disagree on the less efficient part. My...

Would disagree on the less efficient part. My hardtail fatty weighs less than my full sus. Try some 80 mm tubeless rims with 80 mm summer tires. Superb traction with monster truck capabilities. Great...
10-03-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Leebo

So it's comfortable? Slight bend in the knee with...

So it's comfortable? Slight bend in the knee with the pedal at the very bottom of the stroke.
10-03-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,916
Posted By Leebo

Its quiets the voices in my head. I like to bike...

Its quiets the voices in my head. I like to bike pack all over New England and get to see sights and sounds at a great pace. The smells too believe it or not. More importantly, I ride so the all the...
10-03-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By Leebo

^^^^This. Look for used studded tires. 26ers...

^^^^This. Look for used studded tires. 26ers should be easy to come by. They will last 5-10 years.
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By Leebo

Big fan of 29ers, I'm a bigger guy too. Look at...

Big fan of 29ers, I'm a bigger guy too. Look at how much weight you plan to carry, what size tires you plan to run and if you want drop bars? Look at something that with take a 29er with say 2" slick...
10-02-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Leebo

Peloton is not a bike.

Peloton is not a bike.
09-25-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By Leebo

Come ride a mile in my shoes. 6" of travel kicks...

Come ride a mile in my shoes. 6" of travel kicks ass, and I use all of it. Rocks and big rocks here in MA. I like to finish my ride of say 2-4 hrs being able to walk. And not be beat up. Dude, do you...
09-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Leebo

What? You going to tell me a smaller person with...

What? You going to tell me a smaller person with say narrow shoulders and shorter arms will take the same width bars as a big (like me) person? Whatev. All the ladies I mt bike with would disagree....
09-25-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Leebo

You haven't seen my shoulders. Most of my bars...

You haven't seen my shoulders. Most of my bars are 28" . The Surly sunrise on my fatty is 30" My point is that bars are riders size dependent. I'm 6'4" with a 48 long for a jacket, a 5' woman will...
09-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By Leebo

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have...

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have some. Think about a 29er with plus tires. I too have a Krampus, great for bikepacking.
09-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,489
Posted By Leebo

Found a blackberry phone, still on not locked or...

Found a blackberry phone, still on not locked or anything. A couple of calls on redial I spoke to a very relived owner. I told her my address and that I liked cold ipa's. She lived 3 streets away and...
09-23-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Leebo

Nice antique, going to ride it?

Nice antique, going to ride it?
09-23-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Leebo

Always been shoulder width plus a few inches.

Always been shoulder width plus a few inches.
09-23-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Leebo

I call it " breakfast"

I call it " breakfast"
09-23-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,326
Posted By Leebo

9 bikes, road, touring, bikepacking, off road,...

9 bikes, road, touring, bikepacking, off road, fat bikes for beach or snow. And mountain bikes. Bored? Never. Life is not about how many breaths you take. Its about the moments that leave you...
09-22-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Leebo

What air pressure psi do you use? When was it...

What air pressure psi do you use? When was it last added?
09-22-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Leebo

Sealant is doing it's job.

Sealant is doing it's job.
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By Leebo

At camp grounds I am always looking for a chair,...

At camp grounds I am always looking for a chair, picnic tables benches are not that good after a full day in the saddle. I walk to the next site with 2 beers.....
09-22-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,144
Posted By Leebo

It's a zen flow thing. It's also a good check for...

It's a zen flow thing. It's also a good check for front wheel wobbles and rim issues. Headset issues too.
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