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03-30-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By Chris!

Topeak road morph. Just replace mine with the...

Topeak road morph. Just replace mine with the same one after 10yrs of service.
03-30-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Chris!

Nice! I got one of those type things last...

Nice! I got one of those type things last summer. Charge my front light, GPS and my Garmin varia car detector thing.
02-26-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Chris!

I looked for a used cargo bike for months. I...

I looked for a used cargo bike for months. I need a XL frame and was never able to find one. I ended up getting a new big dummy and never looked back.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Chris!

Hey while I do not have advise for you I would...

Hey while I do not have advise for you I would love to know what you think of your Yukon? It seems like a great bike especially for the price. Just trying to convince my wife of the same thing.
02-03-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Chris!

My gravel bike is set up tubeless and where I...

My gravel bike is set up tubeless and where I invest most of my money. I don't ride trails in much snow more of a mud issue when the snow melts and the snow is road slush courting type stuff. I did...
02-02-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Chris!

Tire help

I'm not a huge mountain biker. I have a Giant talon 29er 2. I use it to commute in bad weather, and occasionally ride some local trails, all cross country type stuff. Anyway it has maxxis icon 2.2...
01-26-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Chris!

I wrapped 99% of my bike in "helicopter" tape. I...

I wrapped 99% of my bike in "helicopter" tape. I have a steel bike so once a year I tear it down and spray the inside of the frame down to protect from corrosion. I keep everything else lubricated...
01-10-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,616
Posted By Chris!

Looking for new bar tape myself. Don't have one I...

Looking for new bar tape myself. Don't have one I love but but I would highly recommend not skimping. Last tape I got was some off brand from Amazon that I really liked the design. Turned out to be...
12-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chris!

Step one and this is the most important for...

Step one and this is the most important for survival. Relocate before partner sees what you've done to the car.
step 2 buy a new bike with the savings from your new lifestyle.
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11-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 327,227
Posted By Chris!

I wear one everytime I cycle. My understanding is...

I wear one everytime I cycle. My understanding is that if I get creamed by a car it most likely won't save me. But if I fall off going 20 mph it could be the difference between life and death....
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,847
Posted By Chris!

Upstate NYer here. I've spent a lot of time in...

Upstate NYer here. I've spent a lot of time in the Adirondacks, Allegheny region and central PA both on a bike and backpacking. Ive winter camped in the Adirondacks in a 3 season tent just fine. Keep...
11-21-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Chris!

I sure do mean sunrace, that auto correct.

I sure do mean sunrace, that auto correct.
11-21-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Chris!

Cassette advice

Looking for a good 11-40 10 spd cassette. I'm running a tiagra 4700 10spd with a GRX derailleur. I have a wolftooth components hanger im gonna through on too. Anyway I am usually a shimano guy...
11-11-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By Chris!

Got a few to get to 70, 35ish. I'm in no rush...

Got a few to get to 70, 35ish. I'm in no rush either. As for 70F, ill take that all day everyday.
11-10-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By Chris!

70 F not 70 years. Usually November is cold and...

70 F not 70 years. Usually November is cold and wet or snowing. It's been dry and warm perfect for riding.
11-10-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By Chris!

70 in November

Hope everyone has had the same great weather as we have had here. I finally got around to checking out a old rail trail in the area and it was great riding. Where did you ride?...
11-08-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Chris!

Its actually an old cable, about 2 years old. Got...

Its actually an old cable, about 2 years old. Got maybe 2k on it. Thinking maybe next ill replace that and see how it goes.
11-07-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Chris!

So Im having issues still...... out riding today...

So Im having issues still...... out riding today and dropped to my lower front chain ring. Could not get back onto the large chain ring. If I adjust my derailleur any further ill rub in my small...
11-07-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Chris!

Build some wheels. Or buy what you want...

Build some wheels. Or buy what you want separately and have them built. I have always been a fan of Shimano stuff, it usually just works and is easy to service/find parts for. I have a wheel set on...
Forum: Touring
11-03-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,094
Posted By Chris!

Can't go wrong with a frog toggs poncho. ...

Can't go wrong with a frog toggs poncho.

https://www.froggtoggs.com/frogg-toggsr-ultra-lite2a-poncho?quantity=1&custcol_item_color=15
11-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Chris!

I'll probably converted my commuter bike to...

I'll probably converted my commuter bike to tubeless soon. My mountain bike and road bike already are. The mountain bike was getting flats every ride from goatheads, it was hopeless. The road bike...
11-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Chris!

I could look it up but off hand doesn't the stans...

I could look it up but off hand doesn't the stans "react" with stans sealant. Not sure what that means for function. I used the blackburn plugger with the included strips. I was a little hesitant...
11-02-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chris!

It has not been too cold but I did a morning...

It has not been too cold but I did a morning commute in the 45s while very short I didn't get cold feet. I did like the lakes but I'm a suckered for REI and there return policy.
11-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Chris!

Thats very encouraging. I'm waffling back and...

Thats very encouraging. I'm waffling back and forth if tubeless is worth it. Learned my lesson this summer. If it ain't broke dont fix it, tubes work pretty well. I'm running conti terra speed...
10-31-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,899
Posted By Chris!

I guess I'll just continue on my current course...

I guess I'll just continue on my current course of buying bike specific tools from park and continue to buy general tools from hardware stores. Although I've never been one for HF but I do find...
10-30-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,899
Posted By Chris!

But were they worth the extra money?

But were they worth the extra money?
10-30-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,899
Posted By Chris!

Park tools worth it

Title says it all. Are park tools work it for the home mechanic to wrench on a bike from time to time? I've got some park tools and I've purchased some "pro bike tool" tools on Amazon. Seem to work...
10-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Chris!

I just got a pair of 45nrth ragnarok shoes, So...

I just got a pair of 45nrth ragnarok shoes, So far so good for a shoulder season boot. When its cold I like the 45nrth wool hat with ear flaps. Most of the time I wear a simple glove cycling glove,...
10-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chris!

Did a ride today with my regular shoes and a...

Did a ride today with my regular shoes and a neoprene shoe cover. I was cold at the end and it was between 45 and 50. I pulled the trigger on the 45nrth ragnarok. Hoping ill be able to push down to...
10-18-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chris!

I'm thinking a lot more about the 45nrth ragnarok...

I'm thinking a lot more about the 45nrth ragnarok shoes. I want to be able to clip in and ride for a few hours. Plus they sell them at REI, so if they suck there is that return policy. I see a lot...
10-17-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Chris!

Thanks! That did it.

Thanks! That did it.
10-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Chris!

There is an inline barrel adjuster but it doesn't...

There is an inline barrel adjuster but it doesn't do enough.
10-17-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Chris!

Front derailleur help

Having a hard time getting my front derailleur dialed in. Its a 2x10 shimano tiagra 4700 along with the shifters. I drop the front to the smallest and the rear to the largest. I loosen the bolt and...
10-17-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chris!

Just something to look at but my daughter hated...

Just something to look at but my daughter hated riding in a trailer. We found a used wehoo on Craigslist. My daughter loved it and still does. I would not use it until your kid was a little...
10-17-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chris!

Thanks for the input. Im very interested in...

Thanks for the input. Im very interested in making my own. My biggest issue with spending a lot of money is that cold weather riding is one thing but here in the northeast we get some much snow...
10-15-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By Chris!

I'd drop a vote for the steel jamis renegade. ...

I'd drop a vote for the steel jamis renegade. I've done weekend rides, toured/bikepacked,commuted and hauled my kids. Only recommendation would be to opt for the current model with real word gearing...
10-11-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Chris!

I had an encounter with a car this summer bought...

I had an encounter with a car this summer bought a bright orange helmet. Cycling is not the time to be low profile.
10-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chris!

Cold weather shoes

Seems as I age a bit my feet get colder, and I'm really not that old.... Today I did a ride in the 50s and thats about the lower limit of my shoes. Anyone have any experience with the 45nrth...
10-04-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,657
Posted By Chris!

When I dont want to get out on my road bike ill...

When I dont want to get out on my road bike ill mountain bike. Or if I don't feel like riding at all ill take a hike. Or sometimes ill just walk the dog. If your not doing something that makes you...
10-03-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Chris!

No wheelies.....yet

No wheelies.....yet
10-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Chris!

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Well thats the most fun I've had on a bike in a while. Best part is the...
09-22-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Chris!

Pulled the trigger and order the dummy with all...

Pulled the trigger and order the dummy with all the stuff to carry the kids. Be here in about a week. I love new bike day!
09-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Chris!

I have looked at the Yuba actually. It doesn't...

I have looked at the Yuba actually. It doesn't come with a deck or bags like the surly. But the surly dosent come with fenders. I think after buying accessories it would all shake out about even....
09-21-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Chris!

Surly big dummy

Posted this in the utility section but seems to get far less traffic


I'm pretty well decided I'm getting a cargo bike. Mostly for kid hauling school drop offs etc. I have also decided that the...
09-19-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By Chris!

Surly big dummy advise

I'm pretty well decided I'm getting a cargo bike. Mostly for kid hauling school drop offs etc. I have also decided that the big dummy is my bike. The only thing stopping me is that the current model,...
09-02-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chris!

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09-01-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chris!

It was a north south main drag with an east west...

It was a north south main drag with an east west side street. I was heading south and they driver north, he went turn left and our situation happened. He was actually really good about it. He jumped...
09-01-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chris!

Hesitant to ride

I was riding last week and a car did not signal, turned left. Neither of us had a stop sign and he hit me. I was fine and so was my bike I did more damage to his bumper than anything. But...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Chris!

I've never made panniers but I have made stuff...

I've never made panniers but I have made stuff sacks out of silnylon. It was pretty easy with a sewing machine, then I turned inside out and used regular silicone caulk on the seems to make water...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,344
Posted By Chris!

I live in upstate NY and we use a lot of salt...

I live in upstate NY and we use a lot of salt here. I've resigned to riding a winter bike when the weather turns. Its a steel bike so I spray the frame with frame saver lube the heck out of...
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