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Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

I'm thinking at this point it may have been just...

I'm thinking at this point it may have been just needing a bit more break in time and very minor adjustment. Turned in each pad about half turn, made little difference, however a nice long descent...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

I've been trying to get the front end to lose...

I've been trying to get the front end to lose grip, mostly ripping the bars side to side to create enough sideways force on the tires to get them loose, or I lean hard into corners and push them by...
12-18-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By suncruiser

Rear suspension cruiser?

Was scrolling through FB today and came across this. Has anyone here seen or ridden one? What are y'alls thoughts?...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

So far the rear brake on mine is needing...

So far the rear brake on mine is needing adjustment, I want a little bit more power out back and it feels like they're not grabbing as well as I want. Little adjustments I think still. On the other...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,593
Posted By suncruiser

Generally lightweight jeans that are tight enough...

Generally lightweight jeans that are tight enough to stay off my chainring, a t-shirt and light jacket. (PHX, AZ)
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

I suppose I haven't held up to my promise of...

I suppose I haven't held up to my promise of after pics :lol:

This thing is so much smoother riding! I've put about 50 miles on it so far with the new tires and brakes and the miles pass by so...
11-28-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By suncruiser

Got her back today...

Gotta say, I like the new looks! Spyres and the new version 2 piece rotors look good together. Now onto the 105 groupset. ...
11-27-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By suncruiser

From what I saw the grand majority of bikes ran...

From what I saw the grand majority of bikes ran mechanical, I'm assuming for the same reason. Most common was BB7s, one or two had Spykes.

I'm going to use my standard 2 bikes year round. They...
11-26-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks for all the input guys. Yes, I have...

Thanks for all the input guys. Yes, I have thought about just bumping up to hydraulic brakes, but hydraulic brakes have a distinct problem (in my personal experience) that I'm trying to actively...
11-25-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By suncruiser

Currently moving from Shimano Claris to the 105...

Currently moving from Shimano Claris to the 105 7000 series, and the brakes are going to be TRP Spyres, which will be used with the claris until I get all the new drivetrain components
11-24-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By suncruiser

105 conundrum

So I have run into a roadblock here. I want to set my vaya up with a 105 groupset, but I want to keep cable actuated discs. 105 disc groupset is hydraulic. Will the 105 rim levers work with my cable...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks for all the info guys! I ended up going...

Thanks for all the info guys! I ended up going with Gravel king slicks, once I get my sealant (muc off) and my new brakes/brake cables I'm going to be sending them to Exhale (LBS of choice) for...
11-14-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By suncruiser

Just got my tires in... Would it make it easier...

Just got my tires in... Would it make it easier to mount them if I preshaped them with tubes?
11-14-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By suncruiser

Wouldn't thinner tape save all of a couple of...

Wouldn't thinner tape save all of a couple of grams? I'm not doubting you really. Just kinda curious.

My bike is currently about 33lbs in itself, tubeless tires should bring it to around 30-31....
11-14-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By suncruiser

All right cool. What rim strips would you guys...

All right cool. What rim strips would you guys recommend?
11-14-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By suncruiser

What size tubeless tape?

Converting my gravel bike to tubeless, I have the WTB TCS wheels, already have the tires, valves and sealant either ordered or already at home. My question is what size tubeless rim tape should I use...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

Gotcha. That being said, how do they handle...

Gotcha. That being said, how do they handle (being microtread) on less than asphalt surface? I don't have much in the way of off pavement riding, but there are a few corners on the ride that it's...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

This is actually right up the alley of what I'm...

This is actually right up the alley of what I'm looking for, thanks! I'm between that and the Panaracer Gravelking, both with gumwalls.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,887
Posted By suncruiser

Tubeless commuting tire

Thinking of going tubeless on my vaya, but having a hard time finding a good commuter tire that can be used tubeless. Need something in 700x35/37. Any suggestions? So far my leading prospect is the...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,502
Posted By suncruiser

We don't have much for leaves here but we do have...

We don't have much for leaves here but we do have these annoying large beetles that run across the path with their butts pointed straight up... They make a rather satisfying crunch
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By suncruiser

Your build isn't far off my Initial build idea...

Your build isn't far off my Initial build idea for my gravel bike/light touring rig/commuter. Glad you went with the copper fenders, I couldn't find them when I was looking initially so I went with...
09-18-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By suncruiser

Bike ID?

I found this old thing at a scrapyard not far from my house, was wondering if it's worth the $50 he wants (and the further restoration of...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,440
Posted By suncruiser

That's rough. I laid it down twice running down...

That's rough. I laid it down twice running down the hill right before I got to greenlake, right where you turn onto the bike path around it. Went to a set of continental Ride Tours and it seemed a...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,440
Posted By suncruiser

All in tire choice with leaves IMHO. A year of...

All in tire choice with leaves IMHO. A year of riding from Lynnwood to the U-district taught me that, especially around lake Greenlake.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,440
Posted By suncruiser

Having ridden both extensively (Seattle and...

Having ridden both extensively (Seattle and Phoenix) I would take the cold drizzle any day. My limit for commuting is about 105f and -20f respectively (fairbanks, AK)

Easy to stay warm while...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,904
Posted By suncruiser

Not to bring up a dead thread, but I'm bringing...

Not to bring up a dead thread, but I'm bringing it back up. Haven't gotten a front rack on my vaya yet, and i see a new front rack on the tubus site, with a platform set above the wheel. Anyone else...
05-21-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By suncruiser

Is the bulge in the sidewall or the tread?

Is the bulge in the sidewall or the tread?
05-16-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks for all the replies guys. I've managed to...

Thanks for all the replies guys. I've managed to convince him (with the help of showing him this exact thread) to get a better bike overall. Right now he seems interested in the old trek single track...
05-14-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,917
Posted By suncruiser

Most of what i would recommend has already been...

Most of what i would recommend has already been said above, but

At the weight you're at I'd strongly recommend spending the money to fully upgrade your brakes at the current size rotors. Separate...
05-12-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By suncruiser

Thanks guys. I'm gonna keep trying to convince...

Thanks guys. I'm gonna keep trying to convince him that the bike isn't worth the time/money/effort and her should get a nice used mountain bike to commute on.

I kinda figured the chain line was a...
05-11-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By suncruiser

Sorry if I miss anyone in here. The bike is his...

Sorry if I miss anyone in here. The bike is his only mode of transportation, and he seems rather in love with the bike, he's not interested in buying another machine (no matter how I try and shift...
05-10-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By suncruiser

BSO Upgrade options.

All right, so my neighbor wants to upgrade the running gear on his Wal-Mart Hyper dual suspension mountain bike. Standard 21spd 3/7 split. I'm pretty sure the bike has a direct mount RD, which is...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By suncruiser

I found it both terrifying and hilarious fun. I...

I found it both terrifying and hilarious fun. I couldn't stop laughing once i slowed down a bit. I generally try to keep under 40 going downhill but I felt the need to see what I could handle. Turns...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By suncruiser

Sorry About only replying to one part so far in...

Sorry About only replying to one part so far in here guys

There's only one shop around here that actively carries surly (Rage Cycles) and touring bikes aren't common so finding an LHT or a DT to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By suncruiser

Kinda new to touring, narrowed down to two bikes

All Right, so I've been doing some light touring (grand canyon to phoenix, phoenix to Payson, phoenix to Sierra vista) on my vaya, and so far I've loved it, but I think I'm beginning to see what the...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By suncruiser

28s should still fit that, in my experience with...

28s should still fit that, in my experience with planet bike fenders their max tire recommendation leaves rather generous room.
03-22-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,963
Posted By suncruiser

So, got to check out a set of drifters on another...

So, got to check out a set of drifters on another bike at work and measured it for shizangiggles. He has the 26x2 and it measured in at 1.989 with the calipers. Close enough I'd give it true to size....
03-20-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,752
Posted By suncruiser

Billy Badass? There's a term I haven't heard in a...

Billy Badass? There's a term I haven't heard in a while.
sorry I haven't looked at this thread in a bit, got preoccupied with life. Just because I managed the heat doesn't mean I enjoyed it dude. ...
03-18-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,963
Posted By suncruiser

the Serfas Drifter is a pretty common tire out...

the Serfas Drifter is a pretty common tire out here in Phoenix due to their handling on and off road and their puncture resistance. I'd give them a shot if they're inn budget
03-06-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,048
Posted By suncruiser

How did the test rides go? Did you make a...

How did the test rides go? Did you make a decision?
Forum: Commuting
03-02-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By suncruiser

I think Salsa had something to that effect a...

I think Salsa had something to that effect a couple years back. I can't seem to find it, but the rack side rails sat below the top of the tire like that

Edit: after a bit of research, it wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,444
Posted By suncruiser

I love videos like this... Watching a ride from...

I love videos like this... Watching a ride from this angle is strangely mesmerizing
02-27-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,048
Posted By suncruiser

+1 on the Roll. I loved mine when I had it. ...

+1 on the Roll. I loved mine when I had it.

That bike was a go-anywhere do-anything bike. Had the fenders for it and a rack on the back, and a set of color matched brake rotors. It felt...
02-27-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,554
Posted By suncruiser

FWIW, I was actually out riding the DS2 and the...

FWIW, I was actually out riding the DS2 and the Crosstrail today. Can't speak for the cannondale, but between the two the Trek felt much better in terms of the way it rode. It felt nimble where the...
02-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,746
Posted By suncruiser

^ ^ ^ TravBikeMan said what I was about to! We...

^ ^ ^
TravBikeMan said what I was about to! We want to see the finished product!

Edit: N+1 strikes again! Pic of the new machine then?
Forum: Southwest
02-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By suncruiser

Anyone else In the valley want to go up and ride in the snow?

I know today has been miserable with the rain but I really want to put wheels down up in flagstaff or kingman. Anyone else?
Forum: Southwest
02-21-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By suncruiser

I genuinely hope they gave you a decent check

I genuinely hope they gave you a decent check
Forum: Southwest
02-19-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By suncruiser

Or did someone steal it from impound?

Or did someone steal it from impound?
02-19-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,444
Posted By suncruiser

I've owned both, and honestly the Roll has my...

I've owned both, and honestly the Roll has my vote hands down. Hills in seattle were stupid easy on it (roll sport) and it's deceptively nimble and quick for having such large tires on it. The verve...
02-19-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,752
Posted By suncruiser

lol. Not sure that would do much, considering the...

lol. Not sure that would do much, considering the incessant sun and a matte black battery case. It reaches in excess of 165f in a parked car during the day, I can't imagine the batteries would fare...
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