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04-06-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,585
Posted By Sorcerer

Once upon a time a long long time ago i had a...

Once upon a time a long long time ago i had a Friday off and made two 10" waffles packed with weed and ate them with two sunny side up eggs and a lot of butter and honey ( I don't eat that way now)...
03-23-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Sorcerer

Hi, I have 3 Dean titanium bikes I ride often....

Hi, I have 3 Dean titanium bikes I ride often. But they are older. One is a Torreys custom CX from 2008 which in its current build is tubeless with 33mm wide tires, the widest I can fit in the rear....
03-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Sorcerer

Hi, I have 3 Dean titanium bikes I ride often....

Hi, I have 3 Dean titanium bikes I ride often. But they are older. One is a Torreys custom CX from 2008 which in its current build is tubeless with 33mm wide tires, the widest I can fit in the rear....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-23-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,688
Posted By Sorcerer

Maybe you'll laugh, and maybe my wife will kill...

Maybe you'll laugh, and maybe my wife will kill me.

Just ordered some skinny 29" wheels to fit my fat bike so I can run regular mountain bike tires.

Was cruising the internet and just ran into...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,581
Posted By Sorcerer

IN Case no one has said it, tubeless 33 tires...

IN Case no one has said it, tubeless 33 tires exist and have a great ride. Of course you'll need tubeless rims though. That's what I did to my old bike and it's groovy as heck. That said, my wife and...
03-15-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By Sorcerer

About 13 years ago at a special permitted camping...

About 13 years ago at a special permitted camping event where people camp on the side of a dirt road where you usually can't, said people, one of them being me, are having breakfast sitting in camp...
03-11-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By Sorcerer

Funny question. Would I be an idiot to use...

Funny question.

Would I be an idiot to use cantis?

I confess, I'm an idiot as well then.

​​​​​​Wife and I are the kind of cyclists who bought our first tandem to ride away from our wedding....
03-11-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,953
Posted By Sorcerer

Single speed is pretty much my favorite kind of...

Single speed is pretty much my favorite kind of ride, and I do like to ride as alone as well. Talking mountain bike as here (although I commute on a single speed).

My usual riding partner is my...
03-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Sorcerer

Motorcycle greeting story: Back in the late...

Motorcycle greeting story:

Back in the late 70's I was riding east on Stevens Creek Blvd in the late afternoon towards the stop light at Keily Blvd. It was red, and cars were lined up deep for...
02-28-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,132
Posted By Sorcerer

Okay, I'll go again. More to dislike I figure....

Okay, I'll go again. More to dislike I figure. But this one I like too.
...
02-28-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,132
Posted By Sorcerer

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02-28-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,132
Posted By Sorcerer

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sorcerer

Went bike packing, or bike camping as I call it,...

Went bike packing, or bike camping as I call it, for an overnighter this weekend on the Salsa Mukluk.

All in all we covered 39 miles and 7,000 feet of climbing, and one night.

This was the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sorcerer

Looks like it is a Kona Wo

Looks like it is a Kona Wo
01-17-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,992
Posted By Sorcerer

There were five of us on today's ride and we...

There were five of us on today's ride and we thought and talked about everything 😊. Dreams, current events, movies, and even talked about what passes through your mind when you are riding. It was a 6...
01-10-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Sorcerer

Nice old bike! Does the chain stay on? I'd...

Nice old bike!

Does the chain stay on? I'd add a cheap chain guide.

Other than that, it's lovely.
01-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Sorcerer

thehammerdog let me contribute some of the...

thehammerdog let me contribute some of the conclusions I've arrived at based upon real experience.

First I think your intuition is good in making two true assessments when you wrote "heavy steel...
01-06-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,243
Posted By Sorcerer

Thank you for this thread. I have to admit,...

Thank you for this thread.

I have to admit, I've never been inclined to ride or own a cruiser bike. But I realize that's my loss.

Cruising, for lack of a better term, represents a kind of...
01-06-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By Sorcerer

While mountain biking it is possible to get...

While mountain biking it is possible to get vines, twigs, rocks, sticks, logs, or legs into the drivetrain, and force the chain off the largest sprocket into the spoke side, even if the derailleur...
01-05-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,027
Posted By Sorcerer

Where do mountain eBikes fit in this...

Where do mountain eBikes fit in this conversation?

Perhaps an eBike is beyond-biked; a kind of cycling heaven where there is life after death by slow, long, steep climbs?

I don't have an eBike....
12-23-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By Sorcerer

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Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,250
Posted By Sorcerer

The people who pickup and deliver our packages...

The people who pickup and deliver our packages from shipper to recipient are heroes. We wouldn't have anything to eat, repair, wear, and play with without their relentless efforts.

All of the...
12-22-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Sorcerer

Of course your right. I had everything to...

Of course your right.

I had everything to do it with a QR to hold the tool and slip the handle from a Hi-Lift jack on there.

But I wanted these tools anyway.
12-21-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Sorcerer

How about those neoprene rear zip or velcro over...

How about those neoprene rear zip or velcro over the shoe booties? My spouse and I ride in sandals. However, our climate is not too extreme. The booties are for the rain, which we hope comes again.
12-21-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,992
Posted By Sorcerer

Love the writing in OP and the brilliant and...

Love the writing in OP and the brilliant and funny responses.

Before Strava, before the internet and it's forums, and before I had anyone to ride with or against, I was a different person...
12-21-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Sorcerer

A seized run of the mill Shimano UN-52 was...

A seized run of the mill Shimano UN-52 was removed successfully this afternoon. I was unable to crack it last week using a 12" bar and a mallet.

​I went out and bought a couple of new tools after...
12-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By Sorcerer

This dilemma is one of those dramatic ones. Good...

This dilemma is one of those dramatic ones. Good luck.

I don't have anything to contribute. I'm going to try to remove a seized BB myself today when it warms up outside later using some techniques...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-21-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,433
Posted By Sorcerer

Moisture, you're right!

Moisture, you're right!
12-21-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By Sorcerer

It's important for mountain bikes it have them if...

It's important for mountain bikes it have them if they don't have a dropper post, I think.

Some designs aren't very good at all though. The ones that use a thin plastic washer aren't good enough...
12-21-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,559
Posted By Sorcerer

Though I usually do not cultivate a beard, I did...

Though I usually do not cultivate a beard, I did this year, and have the largest one I've ever had, just to go along with the long hair.

​​​​​​I am fond of the 1970's, and beards and red plaid...
12-21-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By Sorcerer

One of my oldest mountain bike buddies I hadn't...

One of my oldest mountain bike buddies I hadn't seen in a while was on the ride today and he brought up the topic of all the old narrower tires we used ride all over the place back in the day.

We...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-21-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,433
Posted By Sorcerer

A couple of really good negative handling aspects...

A couple of really good negative handling aspects of fat bikes were observed above.

1. Self steer at low pressure.
2. Increased resistance at low pressure.

3. Fat tires do not behave like a...
12-21-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By Sorcerer

Speedy spaghetti, it might work! It'll work...

Speedy spaghetti, it might work!

It'll work out.

I'm no authority. So I've ridden many miles on non tubeless rims with non tubeless 26" tires and it's been alright, except that I'd have to...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-14-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,688
Posted By Sorcerer

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Forum: Touring
12-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,998
Posted By Sorcerer

The fun part is when you are a riding zombie and...

The fun part is when you are a riding zombie and fish around for imaginary gears that don't exist which causes you to consciously surface from your reverie. I single speed a lot, and it happens...
Forum: Touring
12-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,998
Posted By Sorcerer

Have read this entire short thread and have...

Have read this entire short thread and have things to add.

First I have a Microshift 11 speed barcon on a bike which for at least a dozen years had 9 speed Ultegra barcons on it and a triple...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,412
Posted By Sorcerer

Bitex, what a great name for set probably decent...

Bitex, what a great name for set probably decent hubs!

I went to the website. No direct sales but some interesting pages.

I'm betting that the funky sound I thought was coming from the rear hub...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,412
Posted By Sorcerer

The rigid Salsa Enabler fork on my 2012 Mukluk...

The rigid Salsa Enabler fork on my 2012 Mukluk continues to be a great place to carry stuff for bike packing. It's old stuff now.

It wasn't until after writing on this forum that I found out my...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-10-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,433
Posted By Sorcerer

Hell yes, it was the Buck Saw. I loved...

Hell yes, it was the Buck Saw.

I loved riding it!

It was perfect for the open rocky and sandy terrain.

At the time I was plenty strong enough to boss that thing around.

Thinking back on...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,433
Posted By Sorcerer

Some years ago I rented one of the Salsa double...

Some years ago I rented one of the Salsa double suspension fatbikes in Hurricane Utah for a couple of days.

I remember being very enhanced riding that thing. Among a group of 7 riders or so, I...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,688
Posted By Sorcerer

The last thing I bought for my fat bike was a...

The last thing I bought for my fat bike was a Surly Nate for my rear tire a couple of months ago.

Next I'm going refurbish my drivetrain with parts I already have, and try not to buy anything else...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-08-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,885
Posted By Sorcerer

Keeping the fat alive here. A couple of...

Keeping the fat alive here.

A couple of years ago I gave my fat bike to my brother in law because he is fat and he pestered me about getting one of my bikes.

It just sat on his deck. He never...
12-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Sorcerer

Yes, it was a mistake not to look before...

Yes, it was a mistake not to look before torqueing the wrench.

It's a Microshift 11 speed rear derailleur. It's not anywhere near as good as the major brand stuff. It works. I don't want to do a...
12-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Sorcerer

Yeah, I thought of that method as well, but I...

Yeah, I thought of that method as well, but I don't have a decent cut-off wheel for my wimpy wanna-be Harbor Freight Dremel tool.

I saw the nice big file with a handle on my peg board and went to...
12-06-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Sorcerer

Rounded Torx Bolt Head

More and more torx socket head bolts appear on bikes and it is too easy to make the mistake of putting in an Allen key and stripping it.

I've made that mistake at least a couple of times.

The...
12-06-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Posted By Sorcerer

My wife and I mountain bike a lot and there's a...

My wife and I mountain bike a lot and there's a lot of descending going on. I too am appalled by the rapidity with which we go through pads. It's expensive.

There is not much to do except buy a...
12-04-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sorcerer

Alright I'll go next. ​​​​​​My wife and I...

Alright I'll go next.

​​​​​​My wife and I can't remember exactly when, but around 2006 we bought our 3rd tandem used off Craigslist and it had Brooks saddles on it. That bike was a Trek T 2000 and...
11-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,810
Posted By Sorcerer

Thanks for the tip on The Old shovel in YouTube....

Thanks for the tip on The Old shovel in YouTube. Just got up on this Sunday morning and watched him do a resto-mod on a 1996 Voodoo Hoodoo.

I'd never seen one of these videos before and I really...
11-28-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By Sorcerer

Happy Thanksgiving Brent! This is Paul in...

Happy Thanksgiving Brent!


This is Paul in the South Bay. I'm reading on bike forums now because I'm healing up at the moment.


I've converted quite a few 26" rims to tubeless. I've had good...
11-28-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,818
Posted By Sorcerer

Hey Miele Man, what kind of elevated chainstay...

Hey Miele Man, what kind of elevated chainstay frame is that? Is it a Nishiki Alien or what? I recently saw an old Alpine Stars elevated chainstay bike for sale, but I think they wanted too much for...
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