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10-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Leebo

I think warranty is only 3 years.

I think warranty is only 3 years.
10-16-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Leebo

Rider weight, rim width, tire make and psi?...

Rider weight, rim width, tire make and psi? Suspension set up correctly? I'm 230, running 2.5 front width tire, 2.4 rear, 29er. 30 mm id rims. 18 psi front, 20 psi rear most days. Tubeless.
10-16-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By Leebo

This^^^^ Thinking that the lever pull is not...

This^^^^ Thinking that the lever pull is not enough. I have bb7's on my Karate Monkey, 180 front, 160 rear rotors. At 235 lbs, plus bike and gear, plenty enough stopping power. Replace the cables...
10-15-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Leebo

Look at something like a 29er plus hardtail. So,...

Look at something like a 29er plus hardtail. So, front suspension and 2.8 to 3.0 tires. Should be less $$ than full sus, with the bigger tires providing a little cushion.
10-15-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,687
Posted By Leebo

You are describing tubeless set ups, exactly.

You are describing tubeless set ups, exactly.
10-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By Leebo

I have BB7s on 3 bikes, works great, little to no...

I have BB7s on 3 bikes, works great, little to no fiddling needed. OP,
you have a road or mountain brakes set up? It makes a difference. Need to make sure that
on the caliper side the pad sticks...
10-14-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By Leebo

Picks of your whole set up?

Picks of your whole set up?
10-14-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,687
Posted By Leebo

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5...

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5 years.
10-10-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Leebo

Skills come with time and learning, get some...

Skills come with time and learning, get some instruction/ ride with better riders. Go with elbow and knee pads. G Form works for me there. Get to know your bike, try some panic stops, practice your...
10-10-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Leebo

Go with dark shirts.

Go with dark shirts.
10-09-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Leebo

Try this, fat bike, wool layers and a big cup of...

Try this, fat bike, wool layers and a big cup of HTFU.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Leebo

^^^ This, haven't used mine in a bit.

^^^ This, haven't used mine in a bit.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Leebo

^^^ I know the avid 7's have a reach adjust for...

^^^ I know the avid 7's have a reach adjust for the lever, a nice feature. Guessing they are probably lighter too.
10-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,266
Posted By Leebo

The idea that rivendell are better than my...

The idea that rivendell are better than my Surlys? Not with 1" headtubes and rim brakes. But that's just me. I prefer function over looks and style.
10-08-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,266
Posted By Leebo

Every day commuting into Boston, trackstands, not...

Every day commuting into Boston, trackstands, not unicorns.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Leebo

Disc for the win. I no longer have my typewriter...

Disc for the win. I no longer have my typewriter or walkman either. I have avid cantis on my old bike, they work fine except for the wearing out the rim part. New England commuter here.
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Leebo

I think Paul components makes a round thing that...

I think Paul components makes a round thing that screws into a frame boss. Then the light will clamp around it.
10-07-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By Leebo

If the bike is 30, the load is 25 or so,...

If the bike is 30, the load is 25 or so, depending on food and water for that day, and I'm 235, 1 lb is not going to make a difference, for me. I never weighed a bare frame before, Do they make CF...
10-07-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By Leebo

Ever weight bare frames? For me 1lb is not that...

Ever weight bare frames? For me 1lb is not that much difference. Look at tires and parts spec for weight savings. At 235 lbs, I call my 4 Surlys appropriate in sturdiness for my size. Especially all...
10-07-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By Leebo

Did you not get the memo? That is not made of...

Did you not get the memo? That is not made of steel.
10-07-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By Leebo

Over thinking it. Ever seen a pedicab? Trike,...

Over thinking it. Ever seen a pedicab? Trike, driver pedals, double seat out back. They are in most big cities in the US. Just buy one.
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Leebo

Used one for commuting and mt biking. The idea is...

Used one for commuting and mt biking. The idea is you can turn your head to see where you are going before your bar lights swing around. Get a nice light weight road or mt bike helmet, very light....
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Leebo

Got a helmet light?

Got a helmet light?
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Leebo

Big fan of my passela tourguard I think they are...

Big fan of my passela tourguard I think they are called now. 700x 35.
10-04-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,531
Posted By Leebo

Would disagree on the less efficient part. My...

Would disagree on the less efficient part. My hardtail fatty weighs less than my full sus. Try some 80 mm tubeless rims with 80 mm summer tires. Superb traction with monster truck capabilities. Great...
10-03-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Leebo

So it's comfortable? Slight bend in the knee with...

So it's comfortable? Slight bend in the knee with the pedal at the very bottom of the stroke.
10-03-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,855
Posted By Leebo

Its quiets the voices in my head. I like to bike...

Its quiets the voices in my head. I like to bike pack all over New England and get to see sights and sounds at a great pace. The smells too believe it or not. More importantly, I ride so the all the...
10-03-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By Leebo

^^^^This. Look for used studded tires. 26ers...

^^^^This. Look for used studded tires. 26ers should be easy to come by. They will last 5-10 years.
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By Leebo

Big fan of 29ers, I'm a bigger guy too. Look at...

Big fan of 29ers, I'm a bigger guy too. Look at how much weight you plan to carry, what size tires you plan to run and if you want drop bars? Look at something that with take a 29er with say 2" slick...
10-02-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Leebo

Peloton is not a bike.

Peloton is not a bike.
09-25-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,447
Posted By Leebo

Come ride a mile in my shoes. 6" of travel kicks...

Come ride a mile in my shoes. 6" of travel kicks ass, and I use all of it. Rocks and big rocks here in MA. I like to finish my ride of say 2-4 hrs being able to walk. And not be beat up. Dude, do you...
09-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Leebo

What? You going to tell me a smaller person with...

What? You going to tell me a smaller person with say narrow shoulders and shorter arms will take the same width bars as a big (like me) person? Whatev. All the ladies I mt bike with would disagree....
09-25-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Leebo

You haven't seen my shoulders. Most of my bars...

You haven't seen my shoulders. Most of my bars are 28" . The Surly sunrise on my fatty is 30" My point is that bars are riders size dependent. I'm 6'4" with a 48 long for a jacket, a 5' woman will...
09-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,447
Posted By Leebo

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have...

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have some. Think about a 29er with plus tires. I too have a Krampus, great for bikepacking.
09-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,434
Posted By Leebo

Found a blackberry phone, still on not locked or...

Found a blackberry phone, still on not locked or anything. A couple of calls on redial I spoke to a very relived owner. I told her my address and that I liked cold ipa's. She lived 3 streets away and...
09-23-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Leebo

Nice antique, going to ride it?

Nice antique, going to ride it?
09-23-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Leebo

Always been shoulder width plus a few inches.

Always been shoulder width plus a few inches.
09-23-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Leebo

I call it " breakfast"

I call it " breakfast"
09-23-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,276
Posted By Leebo

9 bikes, road, touring, bikepacking, off road,...

9 bikes, road, touring, bikepacking, off road, fat bikes for beach or snow. And mountain bikes. Bored? Never. Life is not about how many breaths you take. Its about the moments that leave you...
09-22-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Leebo

What air pressure psi do you use? When was it...

What air pressure psi do you use? When was it last added?
09-22-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Leebo

Sealant is doing it's job.

Sealant is doing it's job.
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,078
Posted By Leebo

At camp grounds I am always looking for a chair,...

At camp grounds I am always looking for a chair, picnic tables benches are not that good after a full day in the saddle. I walk to the next site with 2 beers.....
09-22-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,066
Posted By Leebo

It's a zen flow thing. It's also a good check for...

It's a zen flow thing. It's also a good check for front wheel wobbles and rim issues. Headset issues too.
09-20-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,066
Posted By Leebo

I only ride no handed on the slight downhills to...

I only ride no handed on the slight downhills to keep up speed. I am an Air Guitar Master.
09-19-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Leebo

Did you read the part about tram tracks (rail...

Did you read the part about tram tracks (rail road I assume) curbs and potholes? It's about the right tool for the job. OP, think about a 46 front, that what I have on one of my touring and commuter...
Forum: Touring
09-18-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Leebo

What size and width tires are you planning to...

What size and width tires are you planning to run? Running WTB asym in 35 mm width with good results. I'm 235, with the bike loaded adds 50-60 lbs.
09-17-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Leebo

I use G form knee/shin pads. Stay put,...

I use G form knee/shin pads. Stay put, lightweight, not that sweaty.
09-17-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Leebo

A 3 x8 drivetrain uses a 42 T cassette?

A 3 x8 drivetrain uses a 42 T cassette?
09-15-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Leebo

Pros are racing. At 235 lbs I use 50 f and 55...

Pros are racing. At 235 lbs I use 50 f and 55 rear on my 700 x 35's. Less for off road or in the wet. Tires provide comfort and grip, among other things. Do you want to feel every 1/4 " pebble?...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,288
Posted By Leebo

My point is that just about anybody that can turn...

My point is that just about anybody that can turn pedals, can do that speed. No downhill or roadie legs needed. You think anyone will have radar gun on a bike path, singletrack or MUP?
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