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Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 268
Posted By 5teve

No problem, thanks for letting me know! Heh, I'm...

No problem, thanks for letting me know! Heh, I'm thinking that we 650b'ers are the ones that are "different."
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 268
Posted By 5teve

Sure, they're just laying around at this point. ...

Sure, they're just laying around at this point. I could always take more if the price seems stupid low. B-)
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 268
Posted By 5teve

No worries, hope you like them!

No worries, hope you like them!
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 268
Posted By 5teve

I've got a super low-mileage set of 650bX48 SK's...

I've got a super low-mileage set of 650bX48 SK's hanging in my basement if you're interested. I tried them for a couple rides but find slicks suit my needs better. $55...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 268
Posted By 5teve

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.

Gravelkings slick is pretty tough.
11-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By 5teve

Those are all brands with good reputations. I...

Those are all brands with good reputations. I would give weight to your tire clearance and geometry preferences, test ride availability and local shop support. If you can get one through a shop and...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By 5teve

https://michigantrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2018...

https://michigantrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lake-to-Lake-Brochure-2-sides.pdf

A lot of it is unfinished.
10-29-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By 5teve

That was a great story.

That was a great story.
10-02-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By 5teve

Ortlieb saddlebags. You can buy spare mounts too,...

Ortlieb saddlebags. You can buy spare mounts too, to easily move it from bike to bike. https://ortliebusa.com/product-category/bike-bags/bicycle-seat-bags/
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,734
Posted By 5teve

Definitely helps on days when you are in and out...

Definitely helps on days when you are in and out of shadows. It's a good investment.
09-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,742
Posted By 5teve

The problem with defining "gravel bike," is that...

The problem with defining "gravel bike," is that there's such a range of gravel and such a range of bikes, and such a range of companies with different visions for their products. Most of my gravel...
09-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By 5teve

I have a friend that runs 2.8's! He has one of...

I have a friend that runs 2.8's! He has one of these:

https://bearclawbicycleco.com/beaux-jaxon-titanium-gravel-plus-bike/

It's an awesome bike-I wish I needed one! I'm pretty happy with the...
09-06-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 164,104
Posted By 5teve

Window buddies! ...

Window buddies!

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08-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By 5teve

Velocity Quill is close at 24.5 external width. ...

Velocity Quill is close at 24.5 external width. https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/quill-622
08-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 164,104
Posted By 5teve

Usually, yes, and if not at a glance, pretty...

Usually, yes, and if not at a glance, pretty quickly. They all have slightly different builds and faces, and quite different mannerisms and voices.
08-19-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 164,104
Posted By 5teve

Few more shots of the triplets. ...

Few more shots of the triplets.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x982/9324790820_fc756b9be7_b_a9d8b09868e31427a287ef272bbda48419d2d37b.jpg...
08-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 164,104
Posted By 5teve

Thanks! They're really fun to be around, very...

Thanks! They're really fun to be around, very affectionate and mellow. They're litter-mates, obviously-we took in the three of them when they were babies. Even now, at 20+ pounds each, they still...
08-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,412,456
Posted By 5teve

My current trail bikes, from oldest to newest. ...

My current trail bikes, from oldest to newest.

Custom Curtlo softail, my first and favorite custom frame-built for 27.5 wheels when they were called 650b and there were only three tires and two...
08-16-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By 5teve

I've been using eggbeaters on all my bikes since...

I've been using eggbeaters on all my bikes since they were first introduced. They need rebuilding and service occasionally but it's not hard to do. They've been a solid choice for me.
08-16-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 164,104
Posted By 5teve

"The boys." ...

"The boys."

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08-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By 5teve

Classic Gary Fisher mtb tandem

Saw this for sale on consignment at my local bike shop last night. Lots of cool, vintage parts, looks mid-80s. In really nice condidion too! Hope it finds a good home.
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08-14-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By 5teve

I've been getting allergy shots for a couple of...

I've been getting allergy shots for a couple of years now. I had been having more severe reactions every year, the worst in late spring/early fall as I ramped up my cycling activity. Symptoms...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-08-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By 5teve

Me too, in the Lansing area. If you really...

Me too, in the Lansing area.

If you really want to fit 4" fat tires you will in fact need another bike, so the shop would not be steering you wrong there. But, if you want to ride the bike you...
08-06-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,167
Posted By 5teve

Don't be too scared to ride if you want to. I...

Don't be too scared to ride if you want to. I think people tend to focus too much on the risk of cycling on public roads and downplay the risk of driving on them. They're just dangerous places, no...
08-02-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,275
Posted By 5teve

I have Wolftooth elliptical rings on my mtbs and...

I have Wolftooth elliptical rings on my mtbs and they make a slight but unmistakable difference in smoothing my pedal stroke and adding a bit of oomph to climbing. I like them a lot.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,093
Posted By 5teve

Right? I should have this problem! Rumrunn,...

Right? I should have this problem!

Rumrunn, just go for a ride on friday, anywhere you want to. Heck, ride to work and back without actually working. S'all good.
07-26-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By 5teve

I'd show the damage to the shop where you bought...

I'd show the damage to the shop where you bought the wheel. If they feel it's not safe to use I don't doubt they'd replace it for you. If you show it to them and they say go ahead and use it but it...
07-26-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By 5teve

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php...

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=5912

Should find some things here...
07-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By 5teve

I have an old Sugoi jacket that has the backwards...

I have an old Sugoi jacket that has the backwards zipper feature. As you say, you get used to it.
07-03-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 36,197
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: 78
Views: 13,148
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: 78
Views: 13,148
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: 98
Views: 28,301
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: 640
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: 5,132
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: 1,943
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: 10,920
Posted By 5teve

Not a typo evidently: ...

Not a typo evidently: ...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-06-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
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: 1,839
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: 2,155
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: 1,258
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: 658
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: 1,347
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: 566
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: 2,137
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: 8,419
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: 1,676
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: 8,419
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: 2,595
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: 8,704
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...
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