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12-02-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Craptacular8

I must be the only one that didn’t find PI amfibs...

I must be the only one that didn’t find PI amfibs to be the ticket for cold weather riding. I thought they did a good job for cool/windy rides in the upper 20’s-30’s, but not enough for me below...
12-02-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Craptacular8

Shoe cover

I wonít say these are the ďbestĒ however, they work pretty darn good for me. I just wanted to block the wind, and get a little more road biking in before going full-on fat bike. These worked for me...
12-02-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Craptacular8

AH Qualifier

tuscobia is the WI qualifier I was thinking of. I donít think it is quite as brutal as AH.
11-20-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Craptacular8

Ah135

Very lucky to have folks to ride with that have done AH135 before. I'm sure your DAM ride is a qualifier, lol. Believe someone else mentioned the race over in WI that is similar to AH, though...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-13-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Craptacular8

Bike Bag

There's one I've seen advertised heavily on fb for the past few months. Lycra looking deal that you slip over your bike wheels/tires and all to keep your apartment/house/car cleaner when you bring...
11-13-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Craptacular8

Arrowhead

Will be curious to see your arrowhead setup. I see they require a qualifier, or I should say request that you have completed something similar before doing the arrowhead...what similar ride have...
10-29-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Craptacular8

Fuji Rebuild

We have done a few of the buy, powder coat, slap new wheels and parts on restorations, though none for the express purpose of using on gravel. The three we have re-done have all originally had 27"...
10-29-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Craptacular8

Podcasts

Bike related, I've been listening to Pedalshift, The path less pedaled, and from fat bike.com, I like the Fat Camp Podcast...they do more of a product test and review of things fat/mountain bikey. I...
10-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Posted By Craptacular8

Clothing System

This is really a pretty good guide for what to wear when: https://45nrth.com/blog/post/what-to-wear-25-to-10

You certainly don't need to go with their products, however those I've tried I've...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By Craptacular8

Hmm. I do some single track on my Pug...needless...

Hmm. I do some single track on my Pug...needless to say, I don't skid out on it, lol. I switch to Dillingers once it gets some ice build up, but would the Jumbo Jim's work for snow, etc prior to...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By Craptacular8

Fast Fat

As the other poster has said, you're a beast, in the best possible way. How wide, in real life do the fat b nimble tires run? I've seen some say that they tend to run smaller than the stated 3.8" ...
10-03-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Craptacular8

Flatbar conversion

Going with bar end isn't the only option, though it might be the easiest. You'd only need to purchase the bar end (only one, as it is a 1x10 setup), and the drop bar brake levers that will work with...
10-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Craptacular8

Crosscheck versus Journeyman

To me, the Crosscheck would just be a newer version of what you already own, albeit with a tad bit more cross-race inspired geometry, and more braze ons. As a card carrying member of N+1 club where...
10-02-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,777
Posted By Craptacular8

Clothing

Just did one of these this past weekend. I tend to overheat easily if dressed too warmly for the conditions. Our ride started out at 33 degrees F, ended at 58. I knew I wasn't going to be going...
10-02-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By Craptacular8

Niner vs Trek

I see that the Niner you purchased has Ultegra versus 105, better tires setup tubeless right out of the gate, but what other "comprises" are you referring to? Were you specifically looking for...
09-26-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

I don't have these on a drop bar mtb, but do have the following on a rebuilt vintage 26" mtb that I wanted to be able to do single track on, and do double duty as a road bike while on vacation. I...
09-25-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Craptacular8

Fork

Your best bet is probably a vintage mtb fork. There is a Raleigh on fleabay right now that would likely work. ...
09-25-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Craptacular8

Sm500

Cannondale made the SM series mountain bikes from 1985-1991. By 1992, they had dropped the "s" and just started calling them M series. The fork stamped "s" something and in 1993 could possibly...
06-27-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By Craptacular8

Bike Choice

Have an All-City Spacehorse (canti brake) that I built up with bar-end shifters...course it is a sport touring all-around bike, not quite as heavy duty as the 3 you have mentioned, but something...
06-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,699
Posted By Craptacular8

Carbon versus Alum

Can not speak for your hypothetical. In our herd of bikes, we do have one unicorn that is sporting 50 deep carbon aero wheels, but they are rim brake. We have one deepish (IIRC 38 maybe?) alum...
06-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,641
Posted By Craptacular8

To Announce or Sneak

If I come up behind walkers/strollers/dog walkers/ bikers riding side-by-side, and not leaving a wide berth to pass, I announce that I'm behind them. I'm almost at a stop by this point, so can react...
06-03-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,020
Posted By Craptacular8

Tires

I've ridden some Missouri gravel. Most of what I've ridden can easily be ridden with a 700x32 tire, though I've hit sections with 2" loose, deep rock on steep descents where the 38 tire was big...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Craptacular8

Wheels

I wouldn't want to buy them from the dealer's new inventory, but as mentioned before, new take offs from any of the big manufacturer's would get you a decent wheel. Should be less than $200...I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire Size

Don't have those wheels, but have some Mavic with 17 internal. I thought I remembered the Compass 700 x 28's running slightly larger than stated size when mounted on my 21 internal rims. When I...
05-26-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 190,827
Posted By Craptacular8

Crank

Yes, that looks like the same crankset. I would have thought they would have kept their branding on it though?
05-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 190,827
Posted By Craptacular8

Sram Crankset

Went back and looked at my purchase records. I bought it off eBay. It was listed as Powerglide, 2x9 and that it was a oem part, but no further detail. I took it out for 30 miles today, crankset was...
05-26-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 190,827
Posted By Craptacular8

1988 ST400 Rebuild

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Just finished the rebuild on this 1988 ST400. Had...
Replies: 48
Views: 7,056
Posted By Craptacular8

Touring/Sport Touring BIke

The Salsa Journeyman would be worth a test ride. I've seen one on our group ride, and know it took racks. I think the Sora version is right at your price cap, but, to me, Sora is pretty darn...
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,508
Posted By Craptacular8

Helmet

How....pithy :)
05-06-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,320
Posted By Craptacular8

Rene Herse

I haven't run the Snoqualmie Pass size, but have run both the extralite and standard casings of the Bon Jon, and extralite of the 32 and 28 sizes as well. I can tell the difference between the...
05-02-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,825
Posted By Craptacular8

What total BS. I spend over a thousand a year on...

What total BS. I spend over a thousand a year on bike stuff alone, and that doesn't cover bike purchases. I don't think I haven't bought at least one new bike every year for that past 5 years. ...
05-02-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,825
Posted By Craptacular8

Wsd

For the Ruby, it was more than a splash of color. The Ruby had a longer head tube than the corresponding Roubaix. 52 Roubaix and 54 Ruby were identical in angles, and top tube length. Spec made...
04-23-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,825
Posted By Craptacular8

Wsd

Speaking from my own personal experience with Specialized's Ruby versus Roubaix, there was no difference in the seat tube angle. In a men's/unisex road bike, I ride a 52 typically. In the Ruby, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,348
Posted By Craptacular8

5000 size

Will be curious to hear what size your 32's measure out as. I have some 21 internal width rims I would like to use. My current gp 4000's in a 32 measure out at 33 and some change.
Replies: 41
Views: 10,051
Posted By Craptacular8

Ec90

Me too. I had ordered this exact saddle for my fat bike (that has been sporting a b17). I have the Specialized Power on a road bike, which I am hoping the EC90 is a fair knock off of. I've done rides...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By Craptacular8

Rim Width Versus Tire

There are tons of fat bikes out there with 80-90mm rims and 4" tires. Surly's rims for their 3.8" Nates stock were on 82mm rims. I see on 45NRTH's website for the Dillinger 4's, they specify that...
02-13-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 522,350
Posted By Craptacular8

This old person rides fat in the snow

I mostly ride road/gravel bikes....when there isn't snow on the ground. So, for the past couple of months, I've been riding a Pugsley....definitely different, and really do love the change. Have...
02-08-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,668
Posted By Craptacular8

As wih anything, these may still not be enough...

As wih anything, these may still not be enough for you, however, they work for me down to -15 actual, or like last night -7 actual with a windchill of -30. Since I'm on a fat bike this time of year,...
02-06-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Craptacular8

IIRC Specialized wants you to use a seat collar...

IIRC Specialized wants you to use a seat collar system. You'd attach the rack to the seat collar with rack eyelets. Problem solvers makes one, axiom, trek, etc.
01-23-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By Craptacular8

winter base layers

No cotton garments. Was wearing synthetic only. They wick for me, but I can still feel the damp. Was in Costco last weekend. Don't normally look at their clothing offerings, but low and behold,...
01-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By Craptacular8

Base Layer

Um no. I meant base layer. No way would pantyhose do a thing for me on rides where actual temp is below 0 F. Merino "leggings" or base layer, maybe under my winter cycling over pants.
01-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By Craptacular8

wipekitty, thanks for the link. For anyone...

wipekitty, thanks for the link.

For anyone that is still shopping for the next "these are the winter pants for me" I can say that I've tried out the 4ucycling pants that seemed to be popping...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-14-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,263
Posted By Craptacular8

Hypno Toad what FB page were you trying to share?

Hypno Toad what FB page were you trying to share?
Forum: Fatbikes
01-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,619
Posted By Craptacular8

I'm having a good time on my fat bike, not sure...

I'm having a good time on my fat bike, not sure I'd want it as my only bike though. I previously used a hybrid as a winter bike, and just left the studded tires on it for that purpose. Still, there...
01-13-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By Craptacular8

i suspect youíre right. It isnít much real...

i suspect youíre right. It isnít much real estate. I think Iíll go with the wool base layer instead.

I cant say that I get hot, just that I sweat regardless of how cold the weather is. I sweat...
01-11-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By Craptacular8

Ladies Base Layer Question

I think I have an ok winter cycling clothing scheme, but always room for improvement. Perhaps due to my smaller size relative to prior years, my arse is frequently cold when riding in the low 20's...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,205
Posted By Craptacular8

PDW Fenders

Not full coverage, but would at least keep a person from eating a lot of trail spray, and they're inexpensive. PDW (https://ridepdw.com/collections/mountain-and-fat-biking)
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,263
Posted By Craptacular8

Studs in MN

thanks for the information. I stopped by my local bike shop...for cleats of course, asked if they had any reasonable fat bikes...picking up the shop ownerís Pugs as my new to me fat bike. Currently...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-29-18, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,263
Posted By Craptacular8

@Hyno Toad. Not currently a fat bike rider, but...

@Hyno Toad. Not currently a fat bike rider, but very tempted. For most fat bike races/events in MN, would studded tires, both front and back be recommended, or is front studded enough?
Forum: Commuting
12-04-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,407
Posted By Craptacular8

Rear or Front Rack

If you want to continue using your panniers, you'd either need to pursue another rear rack, or one that offers a front platform to hold them off the wheel, as lowrider front racks like Tubus dont...
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