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03-30-19, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Refreshing

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Rawland xSogn with Zepto Handlebar Bag

This is my...
03-30-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,639
Posted By Refreshing

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Rawland xSogn and Zepto Handlebar Bag

Exploring...
Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

When I used to live car-free I used studded tires...

When I used to live car-free I used studded tires in the winter but now that I get to choose when I want to ride outside I find studded tires are complete overkill, especially on gravel. Patches of...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

Thank you! That is some great tips. I think I...

Thank you! That is some great tips. I think I would be comfortable trying this out as a way to warm the tent when I get out of the my sleeping bag in the morning like someone said above.... only one...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

I am gonna be honest with you, I almost always...

I am gonna be honest with you, I almost always ride with goggles below 10F but I left them behind because they can get cumbersome with my glasses. 5 miles in I regretted the decision and after that...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

I legitimately laughed out loud. Thank you for...

I legitimately laughed out loud. Thank you for that.
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

What! That stove wasnt kick ass??? Haha. Fair...

What! That stove wasnt kick ass??? Haha. Fair enough. But what is your idea about fire that differs from mine? Bigger? Smaller? More organized?
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

Thank you!!! I have considered bringing a candle...

Thank you!!! I have considered bringing a candle in the past but I dont think I could sleep with a candle inside my tent. I would be too nervous. Do you have any special tips to make it safer?
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

Yup. Canisters loose pressure when it gets cold...

Yup. Canisters loose pressure when it gets cold so people used to keep them in their sleeping bags to keep them warm. I bought a more modern canister that uses a gas mixture which works better in...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,146
Posted By Refreshing

Winter Bikepacking in SD ends with Frost Bite

Apparently no amount of backpacking in sub-zero temperatures can prepare a person for bikepacking in sub-zero temperatures because this trip was hellish for me (if hell froze over). I made the...
02-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Refreshing

That looks like a lot of neck pain but they make...

That looks like a lot of neck pain but they make up for it with a threaded bottom bracket!
12-22-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By Refreshing

Hearing it put this way has me leaning towards...

Hearing it put this way has me leaning towards the traditional style gravel/cx geometry instead the Midnight Special. I very much appreciate all the input guys. Thank you.
12-22-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By Refreshing

That is an epic tutorial. Thank you for so much...

That is an epic tutorial. Thank you for so much for sharing it!
12-22-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By Refreshing

Last year I was able to test ride a Warbird for...

Last year I was able to test ride a Warbird for almost an hour and I LOVED IT (kindof obsessed actually) But I can't afford the price tag :/



"more stable" Thank you for stating the difference...
12-22-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By Refreshing

Why Do Most Gravel Bikes Have High Trail??? (Question: Surly Midnight Special)

I miss riding my road bike so much. I moved to the middle-of-nowhere South Dakota and am surrounded by gravel roads in all directions so my roadbike sits gathering dust. I have been riding a MTB...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-01-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,881
Posted By Refreshing

Yup, on my karate monkey I am using a 50mm stem...

Yup, on my karate monkey I am using a 50mm stem on top of 60mm of spacers which, due to the angle of the headtube, brings the stem back another about 10mm and gives me the exact same reach as my...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-01-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,291
Posted By Refreshing

BAD IDEA? Citri-Strip for removing paint off aluminum frame?

The past two times that I stripped an aluminum frame I used Aircraft Stripper and it was horrendous. I promised myself to never do it again. Not only did that stuff burn me if I accidentally got...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-30-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,881
Posted By Refreshing

Why are there no low/mid trail MTB or fatbikes with drop bars?

Hey guys, I have a 29er Surly Karate Monkey with 70mm trail (while using 2" tires). I do NOT use this bike for mountain biking, rather it is my winter commuter during blizzards up here in MN.

The...
Forum: Touring
04-02-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Refreshing

Mine was a DIY gathered end with a DIY full...

Mine was a DIY gathered end with a DIY full length climashield underquilt and a DIY 3/4 length climashield underquilt. I also sewed my 11x8 hex tarp. All of my stuff is brown/OD green for stealth...
03-31-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,348
Posted By Refreshing

Is suspension on kid bike trailers just a gimmick???

Hello! I have been going crazy trying to decide if I need a bike trailer with suspension for my child (10 months old). I do not own a car so I will be putting a lot of miles on the trailer and my kid...
Forum: Touring
03-27-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Refreshing

PICTURES!!! Bikepacking Central Minnesota

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Last Friday and Saturday two friends and I set off on a three day bikepacking-ish adventure. We left from my house in...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By Refreshing

Is it ok to modify my frame's geometry with a MUCH smaller wheelset?

Hello! I have a Surly Karate Monkey Ops (old 29er version) with drop handlebars and I use it for EVERYTHING. I ride it every day to work (rain, sleet, or snow), I ride with a relatively fast paced...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Refreshing

Update, there are now three of us. The route will...

Update, there are now three of us. The route will hit up a lot of bike trails, some gravel, and the Ice Age Trail. GPX map is finished, the only thing left to do is buy food and pack.
02-20-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 2,620,999
Posted By Refreshing

Here is my pony: ...

Here is my pony:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj212/treefoolclimbing/Bike%20Packing%20Tutorial/20170218_233447_zpslqrbt3qa.jpg

Surly Karate Monkey (old 29er version) on 45mm Specialized...
Forum: Touring
02-20-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By Refreshing

I took the rear rack off... ...

I took the rear rack off...

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...and she handles amazing. I rode a century the...
Forum: Touring
02-16-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By Refreshing

Original post was edited to hopefully make it...

Original post was edited to hopefully make it easier to understand.

My bike is a Surly Karate Monkey 29er with Drop Bars.
Forum: Touring
02-16-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By Refreshing

"Low trail" vs high trail with a short stem... will front panniers work?

Hello! :)

I have been reading that low trail rando bikes are great with front panniers because they have quick handling (twitchy handling?) and the weight on the fork essentially slows the...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-07-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Refreshing

I will be riding a monstercross bike (a 29er with...

I will be riding a monstercross bike (a 29er with drop bars) and likely 45mm slicks but I might op for 2" semi slicks with big side knobs for harder trail riding if the opportunity arises. The other...
02-05-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 10,549
Posted By Refreshing

:thumb: And when this happens I no longer...

:thumb:

And when this happens I no longer have to worry about all the people texting while driving, drinking/drugs while driving, or driving without a permit.

I hope fully automated cars get...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-04-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Refreshing

Oh, and if you want to learn more you can watch...

Oh, and if you want to learn more you can watch the video from our last trip:


https://youtu.be/q9s_XsN3kAU
Forum: Great Lakes
02-04-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Refreshing

Minnesota 3 Day Bikepacking Trip --- (March 24-26)

Anyone interested in joining us? The word "Touring" is probably a more appropriate term for this adventure since the majority of riding will be on paved roads but I am calling it a "bikepacking trip"...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By Refreshing

Is there such a thing as a low-rider REAR rack???

Hey guys, I have typed all of the possible search terms that I could think of in Google to find a rear rack that carries panniers low (at the very least, the top of the pannier should sit below the...
11-08-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Refreshing

This is exactly what I was searching for! A...

This is exactly what I was searching for! A potentially simple solution that I haven't thought of.
11-08-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Refreshing

During hard sprinting my 160mm rotor scrapes. Options?

When I sprint out of the saddle and torque my bike the disc rotor on my front wheel scrapes against the caliper as the bike swings back and forth.

-Surly Steel fork
-Quick release skewer
-29er...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,555
Posted By Refreshing

Here is an experiment: Take a 100% polyester...

Here is an experiment:

Take a 100% polyester shirt and a wool shirt of the SAME WEIGHT, put them both in a bucket of water, then hang them outside. You will be very surprised by the lengthy amount...
10-29-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,735
Posted By Refreshing

http://www.handbuiltbicyclenews.com/assets/source/...

http://www.handbuiltbicyclenews.com/assets/source/500-Frameopedia-Bicycles/Framebuilders/battaglin/2016-catalog/x20161022_battaglin-marosticana02.jpg.pagespeed.ic.14k3vJMVXF.webp

So beautiful.
10-25-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,972
Posted By Refreshing

You are correct that it FLAWLESSLY fits my...

You are correct that it FLAWLESSLY fits my requirements for an n=1 bike :). I should just get rid of my computer so that I stop wanting.
10-25-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,972
Posted By Refreshing

:love: I have never heard of them... ...

:love:


I have never heard of them...

But I am pretty sure that I now know what it feels like to fall in love with an inanimate object:
...
10-25-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,374
Posted By Refreshing

In 2014 the first place finisher of the Dirty...

In 2014 the first place finisher of the Dirty Kanza Half Pint was riding a single speed. Check out this article:

Dumping, Flatting, Sprinting, Roller Bombing and Horizon Hunting: A Dirty Kanza...
10-24-16, 11:54 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
10-24-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Refreshing

I really appreciate all of the help guys!!! I...

I really appreciate all of the help guys!!! I found the noise!!! Over a year of riding, two full drivetrain replacements, and two wheelsets and I finally found the stupid noise. Everytime I took off...
10-24-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Refreshing

Can I attach these SunRace shifters to my down tube shifter mounts?

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SHORT VERSION:
Can I remove the shift levers from this clamp and mount them to...
10-17-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,186
Posted By Refreshing

Riding a Trek Boone with 38's in the winter is...

Riding a Trek Boone with 38's in the winter is better than spending the winter inside on a trainer. Unless you plan on commuting where you could potentially get caught in a snowstorm you have the...
10-17-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By Refreshing

Gomango, your bilenky is beautiful ;)

Gomango, your bilenky is beautiful ;)
10-17-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By Refreshing

I was also going to recommend the Niner ;). ...

I was also going to recommend the Niner ;).



Yup. I have found that anyone who is willing to spend four or five thousand dollars on a bike usually does not want to spend that four or five...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Refreshing

You have been nothing but helpful and I am glad...

You have been nothing but helpful and I am glad that you asked so many questions because it gives me confidence that no detail was missed! :)




Great! Haha. One thing that you mentioned in...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Refreshing

My apologies, I thought I answered this question...

My apologies, I thought I answered this question when I stated the following "The bottom bracket will thread into the shell perfectly smooth without any clicks or grinding." And yes, I have have...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Refreshing

Thank you for confirming my suspicion. And yes,...

Thank you for confirming my suspicion. And yes, the bb shell is steel. The bottom bracket will thread into the shell perfectly smooth without any clicks or grinding. The threads on the bottom bracket...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Refreshing

Ok, I took a quick video. Let me know if you...

Ok, I took a quick video. Let me know if you think there is too much free play when the BB is 99% screwed in:


https://youtu.be/iDmlLCPJaz4
10-13-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,097
Posted By Refreshing

What are you using it for? If you plan to race...

What are you using it for? If you plan to race cross in the future I would definitely choose the Straggler for both the geometry and the STI shifters (using bar-ends while trying to riding technical...
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