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04-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By davei1980

Yeah, been messing around w/ the barrel adjuster...

Yeah, been messing around w/ the barrel adjuster a little but I don't wanna run myself outta cable either (heard that's a no no too...). There's actually two: one on the caliper and one on the lever....
04-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By davei1980

Yeah looking to upgrade brakes when pads wear...

Yeah looking to upgrade brakes when pads wear out. I like disc brakes so far but the calipers seem crappy which came w/ the bike.
...
04-06-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By davei1980

... Or the pads being too far from the disc...

... Or the pads being too far from the disc because they're a b**** to adjust
04-06-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By davei1980

Interesting. My levers on my bike have two...

Interesting.
My levers on my bike have two cable pull settings; one of these days I'll try the longer one to see if that gives me a better lever feel. The bike came set up on the shorter pull...
04-02-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

Nice! That is a badass SC!! I would LOVE to...

Nice! That is a badass SC!! I would LOVE to follow you around and learn some stuff after this crisis is over.

Now that it's sunny I think it will be NICE and sticky and tacky tomorrrow AM early!!...
04-02-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

** DISCLAIMER** I ride Beacon practically...

** DISCLAIMER**

I ride Beacon practically everyday - It's been really wet here lately so I avoided it today and will reassess tomorrow.

I may be new to MTB but I know it's uncool to ride...
04-01-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

nice i live super close. 3 min ride. I am there...

nice i live super close. 3 min ride. I am there every morning about 7am until itís time to go back to work!
03-30-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By davei1980

You need an Ultegra long cage rear derailleur? I...

You need an Ultegra long cage rear derailleur? I have one if you need it. We can work something out.
03-30-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By davei1980

Anyone using the TRP "Spyke" brake caliper??

Anyone with first-hand knowledge of these?

They come to me highly recommended. I see they're WAY cheaper than Paul Components Klamper calipers. Unlike the Klamper they 1. take tools to adjust and...
03-30-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,782
Posted By davei1980

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS...

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS today and walk out with a BAD bike as long as it's a good shop. You can get a bad FITTING bike. The sub-$1K MTBs around today have so much cool stuff and...
03-30-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By davei1980

Same here - working from home so no commute. I...

Same here - working from home so no commute. I live next door to a pretty awesome mountain biking hill with 66 trails so I have been getting in a quick 30-90 minute ride there each AM. It's been a...
03-28-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

That's awesome! I have heard the KM is a...

That's awesome! I have heard the KM is a super-versatile bike! The weight only matters when lifting it on to the repair stand!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By davei1980

OP I need to hear more about this bamboo bike - I...

OP I need to hear more about this bamboo bike - I have heard of these but didn't know they existed in practical form!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By davei1980

Kids are home. Wife is a stay-at-home parent so...

Kids are home. Wife is a stay-at-home parent so she handles most of our care and feeding while I hole up in the home office and work and I absolutely treasure her for it. Pretty lucky really to have...
03-22-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

YES agree 100 percent since I am willing and...

YES agree 100 percent since I am willing and thirsty to learn! hopefully we can get through this in short order. I have been watching a lot of YT vids and I was practicing bunny hops on my leisurely...
03-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

That's awesome! I think those older, simpler...

That's awesome! I think those older, simpler bikes were pretty awesome in their own right!
03-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

I will thanks! I have been watching a few...

I will thanks! I have been watching a few produced by some UK outfit (Global Mtb Network?) pretty good tips. I now know the utility of dropping your saddle on descents!
03-21-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

very helpful thanks! i have actually heard,...

very helpful thanks!

i have actually heard, maybe you can verify, rigid
bikes are better on highly technical terrain because they have more precise steering? I may never go Fs, if so!
03-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

thanks getting better each day! The climb today...

thanks getting better each day! The climb today felt like nothing and I actually got
bored on a green circle descent! Gonna try the steeper descent with the drop tomorrow
03-20-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

yes the truss fork saves weight too! Heavy setup...

yes the truss fork saves weight too! Heavy setup is my only complaint. Getting more confident each day.
03-20-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

The 29x3 tires take up trail chatter beautifully....

The 29x3 tires take up trail chatter beautifully. I have zero experience with droppers but you should call Jeff Jones to see what he uses on his Ti custom bikes, he has a few.
03-20-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By davei1980

cool gravel bike. suspension doesnít absorb...

cool gravel bike.
suspension doesnít absorb the bumps and trail chatter,
wide tires do that. Suspension is only there for big hits. Thereís a lot of evidence to show suspension is actually worse...
03-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

I mean this as a SINCERE compliment - you are...

I mean this as a SINCERE compliment - you are awesome for being so active at your age! Kudos! and cheers to a life worth living!
03-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

Pic w/o rear fender ...

Pic w/o rear fender
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03-20-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By davei1980

FWIW i can make a full run at a curb on my Jones...

FWIW i can make a full run at a curb on my Jones Plus LWB rigid bike pictured and just ride over. Seated. Trick is wide tires @ low pressure. Currently running 29x3.0 tires at 6-7PSI in the front
...
03-20-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By davei1980

Another pic from this AM's ride, riding...

Another pic from this AM's ride, riding exclusively in the mtns these days since I cannot commute to work due to office closure...
03-19-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By davei1980

Thanks man Itís a sweet ride

Thanks man Itís a sweet ride
03-18-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By davei1980

MTB: Harder than it looks

So my riding is about 90% commuting, but I also wanted a bike to mess around with my kids, go on gravel rides with my buddies, and do some backcountry bike packing so I got a Jones Plus LWB which...
03-18-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By davei1980

F U L L Y rigid ...

F U L L Y rigid
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Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By davei1980

Really well! the aero tuck position can be dialed...

Really well! the aero tuck position can be dialed in such that you're not uncomfortably hunched over; noticeable advantage in headwind also.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us...

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us here in E WA
Forum: Commuting
03-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

I don't think so but could be wrong, it's a truss...

I don't think so but could be wrong, it's a truss design but doesn't look like Jeff Jones's version. The Jones model I is bigger (more pronounced curvature) and they also have "unique" hub spacing of...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

Are you rolling latex inner tubes? I had them in...

Are you rolling latex inner tubes? I had them in the set of tubulars I had for a while.....
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

+1! I commute on 29x3.0" Vee Rubber Tee Fattys...

+1!
I commute on 29x3.0" Vee Rubber Tee Fattys aired "UP" to 9.5 PSI in the front and 10.75 PSI in the rear. Not good for standing up and srpinting but awesome for everything else, including...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

Come to the dark side Tom!! You know you want to!

Come to the dark side Tom!! You know you want to!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

29x3.0 front and rear for me!! Works great,...

29x3.0 front and rear for me!! Works great, especially in the dark if I hit a stick or another object I can't see well.

Hitting a pinecone on my track bike commuter was a terrifying experience...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By davei1980

That's really true, I hadn't fully considered...

That's really true, I hadn't fully considered that paradigm prior to my remarks.

I HAVE; however, been thinking a lot lately of the entrenched systemic inequities which prevent many women from...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

You're correct in that they may not feel snappy...

You're correct in that they may not feel snappy because you don't feel every crackseal in the road, and the only thing you're giving up speed-wise is they don't spin up as quickly so they're not as...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By davei1980

I laugh at the Peloton ads where people get up...

I laugh at the Peloton ads where people get up early to get in a quick "ride" before work. I laugh because I imagine these same people sitting in commuting traffic between their suburban homes and...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By davei1980

+1, OP. Indoor biking and indoor exercise...

+1, OP.

Indoor biking and indoor exercise is not for me.

Bikes want to be free/they are outdoor toys!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,514
Posted By davei1980

What you give up in a little weight you'll get...

What you give up in a little weight you'll get back in lower rolling resistance. Have fun!
02-19-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By davei1980

It's pretty vertical! I love it there as well. I...

It's pretty vertical! I love it there as well. I remember taking youth group trips there as a teen. Would love to return as an adult and do Rainy Pass.
02-19-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By davei1980

That's awesome info!! Thank you! Could the...

That's awesome info!! Thank you!

Could the bakery you loved so much be the Black Salt Cafe in Kootenay Bay? Just on the east side of the lake? If so, we loved it there too.

If you wish to...
02-19-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By davei1980

Thanks! me and the family vacation in the...

Thanks! me and the family vacation in the Kootenays every year and I have been intrigued by the Selkirk Loop. Maybe now I'll just focus on doing a BC ride only and cut out the busy parts of US 2 and...
02-19-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 114,198
Posted By davei1980

I just posted this for trade, what do you have?...

I just posted this for trade, what do you have? This does, in fact, have 130mm rear dropouts with brand new wheels ...
02-19-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 114,198
Posted By davei1980

Also, I have an Easton bar meeting this exact...

Also, I have an Easton bar meeting this exact description (I believe it's a 440, it's quite wide for road drops) with a 31.8mm clamp dia. The only drawback is the drops are quite deep, not the...
02-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 114,198
Posted By davei1980

I think I have a Cinelli stem for threadless...

I think I have a Cinelli stem for threadless headset setups and 26.0mm clamp dia. I think it's a 6 degree rise.

It's not any of the models you listed above but it's very light weight, Cinelli has...
02-19-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 114,198
Posted By davei1980

2013 Ridley XBow CX/Gravel Bike!!! Trade for???

Awesome, super light Ridley CX bike with carbon fork. Looking to trade for very small MTB or fatbike (think Kids, or maybe my wife)

Also consider road bike with 52-52cm seattube. Let me know what...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By davei1980

Sounds awesome! And regarding the weight, based...

Sounds awesome! And regarding the weight, based on what you said it's probably a net win, and if you're running an IGH you can stand to take on some front-end weight. My dad was a steel fabricator...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By davei1980

So.... not to get to deep in the weeds but are...

So.... not to get to deep in the weeds but are you plan on soldering it together or?? Do you have a source for cheap copper pipe and fittings (because they're not cheap to run out and buy)? Do you...
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