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07-15-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By commo_soulja

FWIW - I've converted three 26" frames/forks to...

FWIW - I've converted three 26" frames/forks to 650b set ups. Older Ibis/Breezer steel, aluminum and titanium frames.

Anything larger than 2.0 wide tires won't fit or will be perilously close to...
07-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By commo_soulja

Wait, "cabledawg" as in 31L? Your 100mm ...

Wait, "cabledawg" as in 31L?

Your 100mm fork is bottoming out? Adjust the compression if the fork has it or add air (if your fork is air)?
07-03-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By commo_soulja

I have three formerly 26" disc frame mountain...

I have three formerly 26" disc frame mountain bikes converted to 650B. The first one, a Ibis Mojo Ti from the late 90s that I sent off to be converted to IS disc mount. Tested out a 650b wheel set...
07-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By commo_soulja

I've never had to use tire levers installing a...

I've never had to use tire levers installing a tubeless tire onto a tubeless rim. Using the rim inner channel to drop the opposite tire bead while you flip the tire onto the last bit is key...
06-03-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By commo_soulja

I looked into a v-brake > disc conversion on my...

I looked into a v-brake > disc conversion on my late 90s Stumpjumper a long time ago using a Specialized sharkfin and A2Z adapter. In the end, I just went mullet brake set up. More recently, I sent...
05-26-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By commo_soulja

I have a pair of TOGs to try them out. For what...

I have a pair of TOGs to try them out. For what they claim to do, they're just OK for providing another riding position for your hands with a modicum of control. I'm not running out to buy additional...
05-24-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By commo_soulja

Rear rack with a toe strap.

Rear rack with a toe strap.
05-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By commo_soulja

If you're not a lycra clad roadie type, then I'd...

If you're not a lycra clad roadie type, then I'd suggest Five Ten mountain bike shoes. Some are flat pedals only, some are clipless. They all have fairly wide toe boxes and are good for walking...
05-16-20, 09:29 PM
05-07-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,934
Posted By commo_soulja

Hmm, I've never used nor even considered TRPs...

Hmm, I've never used nor even considered TRPs cable disc brakes. All my BB7 equipped bikes are hardtails with 180/160 rotors and they've always performed well for me. I'm refurbishing an old Ibis HT...
05-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,934
Posted By commo_soulja

BB7s are the gold standard for cable disc brakes....

BB7s are the gold standard for cable disc brakes. That's all I've used on my bikes and if I get a bike that has another brand, I order BB7 brake and SD-7 levers, full housing when possible. Outside...
05-06-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By commo_soulja

How have I NOT heard of this? I do a lot of...

How have I NOT heard of this? I do a lot of bikepacking and want to transfer my H20 load on my bike instead of a hydration bladder on my back.

As far as B-Rad, I've used several configurations...
05-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By commo_soulja

Colnago sold to UAE group...

Colnago sold to UAE group (https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/05/04/colnago-sold#.XrMYJi-z2uU)

Threads should have a clicky link, not think "whatchoo talkin' bout Wills?" Then have...
05-03-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By commo_soulja

Try these guys, ...

Try these guys,

https://suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/index.php
04-30-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By commo_soulja

I've both DIY garage repaints and sending off to...

I've both DIY garage repaints and sending off to a powder coater. The DIY took 3 weeks from start (bare frame) to finish. Taking off the old decals, and three sets of differing sandpaper to get the...
04-28-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By commo_soulja

I've repaired a tire with a similar slice in the...

I've repaired a tire with a similar slice in the tread face. My solution - Park tire boot (the sticker type) inside the tire and then inject some Gorilla glue on the outside. It's held up for more...
04-27-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By commo_soulja

So why are you gonna start a thread asking for...

So why are you gonna start a thread asking for advice when you're just gonna ignore and go with the bike shop?
04-27-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By commo_soulja

Hmm, vintage Marin 26er... looks like it's gonna...

Hmm, vintage Marin 26er... looks like it's gonna be 19" or maybe 20.5" Hard to tell from just a picture. Best to take a tape measure and measure the seat tube.

Also, odd place for a pic- an attic?
04-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By commo_soulja

Going with a 100% made in the USA bicycle, not...

Going with a 100% made in the USA bicycle, not just frame, is gonna be a pricey endeavor. Take on the challenge and tell us how much it comes out to.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By commo_soulja

Forgot to mention, now that we're on a work from...

Forgot to mention, now that we're on a work from home, I recently transferred a red blinky light onto my mountain bike so I could get to the local trail which is 10 miles from home with a small...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By commo_soulja

For commuting where I'm sharing a lane with a...

For commuting where I'm sharing a lane with a 2000+ lbs vehicle, a bright flashing red light in the rear is a requirement. I don't want some driver roll up and over me because they couldn't "SEE" me,...
04-23-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By commo_soulja

Yeah, pretty sure those Black Flags use licensed...

Yeah, pretty sure those Black Flags use licensed Stans rims. So just get some tubeless rim tape, valves and sealant and go to town (assuming the current tires are also tubeless compatible). The...
04-23-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,321
Posted By commo_soulja

Just get some MTB shell baggy shorts and wear...

Just get some MTB shell baggy shorts and wear them over your roadie shorts/bibs. When I ride to the local brewery, I wear bibs under regular cotton cargo shorts so I don't look like a bike geek.
04-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By commo_soulja

That's gonna be a hard one. Closest I think *may*...

That's gonna be a hard one. Closest I think *may* work are the grips made for Jones bikes Loop bars. They're long but don't know if they'll meet your requirements. Or maybe find them NOS on a vintage...
03-29-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By commo_soulja

I use a pair the tried and trued Wald folding...

I use a pair the tried and trued Wald folding baskets with liner bags. Carries a weeks worth of food. The metal baskets keep the grocery bags (flimsy plastic these days not paper) secured and the...
03-29-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,591
Posted By commo_soulja

Simple, grab a magnet.

Simple, grab a magnet.
03-21-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By commo_soulja

Good on you for going full rigid on your first...

Good on you for going full rigid on your first mountain bike. You'll learn to pick good lines rather than rely on suspension to just bash into **** like some troglodyte. Then get a FS bike and have...
03-21-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By commo_soulja

For a used FS bike check the: fork and shock,...

For a used FS bike check the: fork and shock, specifically the seals. Rarely do folks do maintenance on them. Also check the suspension pivots - if bushings, may need replacement for a bike of that...
02-21-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By commo_soulja

2.8" tires on a vintage mtb? I definitely gotta...

2.8" tires on a vintage mtb? I definitely gotta see to believe. Seat/chain stay clearance on early bikes wasn't generous. Add having to clear brake calipers without having to deflate a tire to remove...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,910
Posted By commo_soulja

I have a pink Sundeal that I bought last year and...

I have a pink Sundeal that I bought last year and keep here at work to travel between buildings. We have a satellite building away from our main campus in the office park and it's been great for...
11-05-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By commo_soulja

Flak 2.0 XLs here. Have them in the trail Prizm...

Flak 2.0 XLs here. Have them in the trail Prizm lenses which provide good contrast in the varying light conditions encountered on my usual rides. They're also super light and fit really well. Good...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,331
Posted By commo_soulja

I use these on my bikes. 3M Spoke...

I use these on my bikes.

3M Spoke Reflectors...
09-02-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,262
Posted By commo_soulja

The older I get the more I despise Mid-Atlantic...

The older I get the more I despise Mid-Atlantic summers - riding in heat and humidity with sweat doing nothing other than getting me soaked. Give me weather where I have to throw on arm/knee warmers...
09-02-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By commo_soulja

Invest in a $10 Park chain checker and check the...

Invest in a $10 Park chain checker and check the wear in your chain. Cheaper to replace a worn chain than it is on a new cassette/chainrings.
09-02-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By commo_soulja

I've been using Fox or TLD gloves for years.

I've been using Fox or TLD gloves for years.
08-29-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By commo_soulja

Large orders - Universal with the coupon code or...

Large orders - Universal with the coupon code or Jenson. Small stuff - Amazon, ebay
08-19-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By commo_soulja

Why don't you just email Park Tools and ask them?

Why don't you just email Park Tools and ask them?
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,598
Posted By commo_soulja

Full fenders aren't just for sloppy rainy days, I...

Full fenders aren't just for sloppy rainy days, I recently put on fenders on a 20" mini velo that I keep at work for biking from our main building to a satellite building in the same office park....
08-16-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By commo_soulja

Topeak Joe Booster here.

Topeak Joe Booster here.
07-31-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By commo_soulja

https://derailleurhanger.com...

https://derailleurhanger.com (https://derailleurhanger.com/)

Unless the hanger is integrated into the frame (steel).
07-30-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By commo_soulja

Recently, I had a sole on pair of Northwave MTB...

Recently, I had a sole on pair of Northwave MTB shoes separate from the upper. At first I thought the cleat was loose, then I looked down and only the front of the shoe was still attached to the...
07-30-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By commo_soulja

The limit screws on the derailleurs are used for...

The limit screws on the derailleurs are used for the initial set up, you don't touch them afterwards. Any adjustments are done at the barrel adjusters at the shifter or derailleur. If your chain is...
07-22-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,523
Posted By commo_soulja

The temperatures last week and through the...

The temperatures last week and through the weekend were well above 100* with the heat index. I took the week off and drove to work in an air conditioned car listening to the radio. Those...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,654
Posted By commo_soulja

There's a parking lot adjacent to a popular multi...

There's a parking lot adjacent to a popular multi use trail on my commute. It's only 3 miles away from home and a bit off my route so I just bike the whole way. No sense of driving the car that short...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By commo_soulja

While I don't rely on my bike to commute...

While I don't rely on my bike to commute throughout the week, only 3 days a week / 34 mile round trip, I want a reliable bike to get me to work and back without any issues in between. I achieve this...
Forum: BMX
07-12-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,443
Posted By commo_soulja

Converting 24" BMX to a bar/brewery bike?

I have a new Intense BMX frame/fork I bought originally to build up for a nephew but he wasn't into bikes so it's been in a box in my garage since then. I thought about building it up with basic...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,800
Posted By commo_soulja

16.7 miles one way or a smidge over 33 miles...

16.7 miles one way or a smidge over 33 miles round trip. A quarter of the trip is on MUP, most cutting through residential and commercial areas patching together. I don't do it daily, maybe three...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,046
Posted By commo_soulja

My commutes have ranged from less than a mile to...

My commutes have ranged from less than a mile to my current 16.7 miles. The former was in the Bay Area, CA and I just wore my work clothes as I never broke a sweat. I had another similar commute in...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,530
Posted By commo_soulja

My pet peeve - anyone (ped, driver, cyclist) who...

My pet peeve - anyone (ped, driver, cyclist) who wears so much cologne/perfume, you can smell it well before and after they've passed.
04-12-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,876
Posted By commo_soulja

my '98 Ibis Ti Mojo

I'll never sell my titanium Ibis Mojo. Lusted after a titanium bike while a poor college kid so when the opportunity came along to purchase one I did. It originally came with caliper brakes but a...
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