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06-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By westrid_dad

This has worked well for me on steel, aluminum,...

This has worked well for me on steel, aluminum, and carbon frames. I have not tried to remove it yet, though.
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06-10-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By westrid_dad

This has worked well for me on both an aluminum...

This has worked well for me on both an aluminum frame, as well as carbon. I have not tried to remove it yet, though.
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05-31-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By westrid_dad

I'm running Continental GP5000's 700 x 28...

I'm running Continental GP5000's 700 x 28 tubeless on my road wheelset (622 x 22). I run them between 60-70 psi, and they are very comfortable and fast enough for me. When it is time to replace...
05-22-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By westrid_dad

Here's a link to another post describing my...

Here's a link to another post describing my "foul-weather" setup on my Cannondale Topstone.

https://www.bikeforums.net/21357164-post670.html
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Forum: Commuting
04-18-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By westrid_dad

I follow this same approach on each of my bikes. ...

I follow this same approach on each of my bikes. A bright (but not dangerously bright blinky/pulse light) with a bright solid light.
04-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By westrid_dad

My Ogre will continue to run the "big ugly"...

My Ogre will continue to run the "big ugly" fenders, however, shortly I'll be removing the SKS Speedrocker setup from my Topstone. I do have some additional "mini-fenders" from Ass-savers that I'll...
04-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By westrid_dad

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Surly Ogre with Gilles Berthoud fenders...
04-05-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 116,899
Posted By westrid_dad

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04-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By westrid_dad

That's a good point. With my current gravel tires...

That's a good point. With my current gravel tires (WTB Nano 700x40), the SKS fenders do just provide enough coverage width-wise. I'm not sure how that would correlate to the 650Bx47 tires you're...
04-02-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By westrid_dad

Hey, Frank. Last year I bought a second...

Hey, Frank.

Last year I bought a second wheelset (DT-Swiss CR1600s) and mounted 28mm Continental GP5000s (tubeless) on them. I ordered them from https://www.bike-components.de/en/, and along with...
04-02-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By westrid_dad

I fully agree! I've had my Topstone for just...

I fully agree! I've had my Topstone for just about a year, and have enjoyed it so much and found it so "multi-purposeful", that I've since sold my FS mountain bike and another back-up commuter bike....
04-02-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By westrid_dad

I've posted some pics recently of my fender setup...

I've posted some pics recently of my fender setup on my Topstone 105. I am running the SKS Speedrockers with a set of flaps from Ass-savers. I am only running 700c wheels currently, either the stock...
03-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By westrid_dad

That's a great resource, David! Also, as covered...

That's a great resource, David! Also, as covered in Sheldon's topic, a shiny clean and lubricated chain doesn't mean you shouldn't consider replacing it. Chains wear with use, and it is cheaper to...
03-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By westrid_dad

I've been using this during the last couple of...

I've been using this during the last couple of years on my bikes, both steel and aluminum. The wet install method w/ hairdryer really does help with those odd-shaped areas.
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03-21-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By westrid_dad

I've taped parts of my frame, both for protection...

I've taped parts of my frame, both for protection from stones/debris as well as along contact points for frame bags, etc.

Also, this winter I did add fenders to my Topstone, the SKS Speedrockers,...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By westrid_dad

Headwinds, along with the chorus of your two...

Headwinds, along with the chorus of your two daughters in tow, side-by-side singing/shouting, "Faster, Daddy, faster!".
03-08-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By westrid_dad

Several of our bikes have fenders and racks...

Several of our bikes have fenders and racks mounted, and when we were shopping for hitch-mount bike racks there were fewer options that officially supported carrying bikes with fenders. We ended up...
03-07-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By westrid_dad

I just added the Ass-Savers BroTector and...

I just added the Ass-Savers BroTector and ToeTector to my SKS Speedrockers. Should have done it sooner...

https://www.bikeforums.net/21260395-post651.html

https://ass-savers.com/
03-07-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 151,716
Posted By westrid_dad

Added the Ass-Saver ToeTector and BroTector to my...

Added the Ass-Saver ToeTector and BroTector to my SKS Speedrocker fender set. With the stock setup, I wasn't getting much toe-spray, but definitely seeing some rooster-spray to the rear. These will...
03-07-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By westrid_dad

I've been riding with the SKS Speedrockers this...

I've been riding with the SKS Speedrockers this winter on my Cannondale Topstone, and I've been really impressed with the ease of install, their stability, and silence. The only downside is a little...
02-09-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By westrid_dad

Actually, you would need to consider both the...

Actually, you would need to consider both the trailer (hitch/mount), as well as the bicycle. You need to confirm the trailer hitch (mount) is compatible with disk brakes, but also you'd want to make...
02-09-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,463
Posted By westrid_dad

Back in the day on a tour through upstate NY, I...

Back in the day on a tour through upstate NY, I was barreling down a hill on my fully-loaded touring bike coming into a "hamlet", with a posted speed limit of 20 mph. The local officer gave me a...
01-25-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By westrid_dad

I know, I wish actually both front and rear had...

I know, I wish actually both front and rear had more coverage. I'm looking at different options to add some flaps. For now, this meets my needs, and when it is really wet / nasty out I take my...
01-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By westrid_dad

I just put some SKS Speedrockers on my Topstone. ...

I just put some SKS Speedrockers on my Topstone. Pretty full coverage, easy'ish on/off.

https://www.bikeforums.net/21260395-post651.html
01-21-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,452
Posted By westrid_dad

I'm approaching tire clearance limit on my...

I'm approaching tire clearance limit on my Cannondale Topstone with the stock WTB Nano 700 x 40 tires. I am currently running the linked SKS Speedrocker fenders. There is not much clearance, but...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By westrid_dad

Similar concept as on the SKS Speedrockers I just...

Similar concept as on the SKS Speedrockers I just installed. Well done!
https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/speedrocker/
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Forum: Commuting
12-28-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By westrid_dad

My experience pretty much matches your...

My experience pretty much matches your description, SalsaShark. Nicely said! I'm running 622x50's on my Surly Ogre, and will ride that whenever snow/ice are in the forecast. As you said, when on...
12-28-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,766
Posted By westrid_dad

Perhaps my Burley hitch attachment comes with a...

Perhaps my Burley hitch attachment comes with a different recommendation, but any reason not to attach yours to the hub via the wheel quick release? I haven't looked at the Surly hitch mount...
12-28-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,269
Posted By westrid_dad

Similar concept, I have a Click-Stand for my...

Similar concept, I have a Click-Stand for my Surly Ogre. As others have mentioned, leaning a bike on the ground with a trailer attached can be a concern.

Click-Stand Home Page...
12-28-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By westrid_dad

I trust Santa was good to you, and you did...

I trust Santa was good to you, and you did receive the seat bag of your dreams. For what it is worth, I do have the Ortlieb Saddle Bag Two (but the smaller size) on my gravel bike. I've been a fan...
12-28-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,459
Posted By westrid_dad

I also was in search of a USB-rechargeable light,...

I also was in search of a USB-rechargeable light, with a proper cut-off beam. While I run a dyno-powered setup on my Surly Ogre (B&M Luxos U headlight/ Line Plus taillight), I cannot (yet) justify...
12-27-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 151,716
Posted By westrid_dad

Finally gave in, and mounted fenders on my "fair...

Finally gave in, and mounted fenders on my "fair weather commuter/graveler/single-tracker/roadster" Cannondale Topstone. I didn't think I'd need them necessarily, but after I got tired of listening...
12-27-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By westrid_dad

Also a rider with both bars on different bikes....

Also a rider with both bars on different bikes. My Surly Ogre has the Jones bars, and I love them. As mentioned, these are not intended specifically to be an aero-style bar, but you can get into a...
08-07-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,007
Posted By westrid_dad

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Are you mocking me? :-)
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08-05-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,551
Posted By westrid_dad

They both secure the wheel to the frame, yes. For...

They both secure the wheel to the frame, yes. For me, this lever-less axle makes it easier to install/remove the wheel as I don't have to perform the "manual ratcheting" procedure you've accurately...
08-04-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,551
Posted By westrid_dad

^^This^^ I installed a Salsa Wanderlust HD...

^^This^^

I installed a Salsa Wanderlust HD rear rack on my Topstone, exchanging the stock through bolt with one from Robert Axle Project. (Apologies for dusty frame, just got back from a ride on...
06-25-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,281
Posted By westrid_dad

I also recently added to my bike stable a...

I also recently added to my bike stable a Topstone, in the 105 group. After purchasing an extra set of "road" wheels and tires I have no buyer's remorse about selling my steel road bike. Running...
06-03-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,148
Posted By westrid_dad

Lots of good advice here. You may also want to...

Lots of good advice here. You may also want to query the folks over on this Surly forum.

Surly - Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/surly/)
06-01-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By westrid_dad

I try to commute by bike every day. For any trip...

I try to commute by bike every day. For any trip I ride in the rain, I feel is penance for all those sunny days in the past that I chose to take the car. Until that debt is paid, I will not complain...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,481
Posted By westrid_dad

My Surly Ogre is my "do everything, go...

My Surly Ogre is my "do everything, go everywhere" bike. It's my commuter, tourer, explorer, hauling bike and I love it! I have a flat-bar sport-tourer and a fully-suspended mountain bike, but I...
04-28-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By westrid_dad

What about something like this? Timbuk2...

What about something like this?

Timbuk2 Goody Box Frame Bag - Medium - REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/881331/timbuk2-goody-box-frame-bag-medium#tab-description)
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,822
Posted By westrid_dad

Sidi Dominators in the cold, because I can easily...

Sidi Dominators in the cold, because I can easily fit neoprene booties over them, Keen Commuter sandals in the heat, and Pearl Izumi X-Alps for in between. If I choose, I can wear the Keen's or...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By westrid_dad

Without getting into the "bring it / leave it at...

Without getting into the "bring it / leave it at work" debate, for more than a year I've been commuting with my laptop. It measures15 x 10 x 1.5, and I carry it in a neoprene sleeve, within an...
04-26-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By westrid_dad

What do you mean by "small"? What do you want to...

What do you mean by "small"? What do you want to use it for?

Here is my "small" frame bag I use on my Surly Ogre, but in a size "medium". Depending upon the ride / weather, I use it to carry an...
03-30-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,144
Posted By westrid_dad

Buff®Sports | Cycling...

Buff®Sports | Cycling (http://www.buffusa.com/sports/collections/filter/cycling)

Depending upon temperature / season, I'm either wearing an original (full size) or half Buff. Prior to this I...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,011
Posted By westrid_dad

My co-workers think I'm boring and/or anti-social...

My co-workers think I'm boring and/or anti-social since I don't go out for lunch, but my standard fare is now a NutriBlast, usually kale blended with various fruits, nuts, and seeds. I'll also bring...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,243
Posted By westrid_dad

I also love the Quad Lock system. I've been...

I also love the Quad Lock system. I've been using it on a Lumia phone, with the universal bike mount and the car mount. Rock solid and simple to use.
Forum: Touring
07-03-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,598
Posted By westrid_dad

Thank you, KEEN!

Thank you, KEEN!
06-28-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By westrid_dad

My brother still has his Super Strada, although,...

My brother still has his Super Strada, although, it is no longer his daily ride. If I remember correctly, the Super Strada was the first production bike model to be spec'd with the (then new) Dura...
Forum: Touring
06-28-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,598
Posted By westrid_dad

This is too bad. I've been wearing a pair of...

This is too bad. I've been wearing a pair of original Keen Commuters for about 4 years now. In the warmer weather I wear them commuting, and can wear them throughout the day at work. Also, they...
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