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08-18-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By Craptacular8

I just had my lbs order the fsa gossamer pro...

I just had my lbs order the fsa gossamer pro modular agx+ in a 46/30. I think they were ordering from the qbp catalog, but I see them on fsa's site as available too. I was getting it for a new to...
08-10-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Craptacular8

SRAM Rival 22 compatible with sub-compact gearing?

Looking at a bike that has srams's 22, 2x11 mechanical drive train. It's a gravel bike, but was specc'd with 50/34 crankset. I'd prefer a 46/30. If this was shimano, I'd just swap the crankset to...
08-08-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,655
Posted By Craptacular8

The padded chamois is meant to absorb the sweat,...

The padded chamois is meant to absorb the sweat, underwear would have seams that can chafe on longer riders, and of course absorbs sweat, but most would still end up being absorbed by the chamois. ...
05-23-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,363
Posted By Craptacular8

Steel Suggestio

ns

I'd suggest using Bike Insights (https://bikeinsights.com) to compare models to your desired Salsa Vaya. From personal experience, I would think the All-City Spacehorse, or Kona Sutra would be...
05-13-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By Craptacular8

Used Motor Oil

Around me, several shops have furnaces that burn used motor oil....not sure if that is particularly environmentally friendly.
04-06-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Craptacular8

They offered fulcrum wheels and ultegra in both...

They offered fulcrum wheels and ultegra in both 2016 and 2017. Depends on the trim color. You can look through their archive to track it down Cube Bikes (https://archiv.cube.eu/en)
03-18-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,865
Posted By Craptacular8

no. They make cheap ear plugs for the express...

no. They make cheap ear plugs for the express reason of protecting hearing. You could always go with a headband that's meant to cover the ears....or stocking cap that covers the ears...I tend to do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By Craptacular8

Thought I would post an update on this. The bike...

Thought I would post an update on this. The bike I was using inside the Tern Airporter Slim was one of their 20" wheeled Tern Link C8s with fenders/rear rack.

They had directions for the...
03-04-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,637
Posted By Craptacular8

This stem from VO would meet that latter...

This stem from VO would meet that latter requirement. https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/vo-happy-stem-31-8mm
03-02-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire Size

The MS takes up to 2.35", so definitely on the low end of your suggestion. I probably need another bike like a hole in the head, but..... I do have a vintage rigid mtb that I could throw a Surly...
02-21-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire inserts

The red shock stem is a good idea, thanks. What would be the purpose of the tire inserts though? Iím already tubeless, and do not have a problem with flats.
02-20-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Craptacular8

Trying to decide on new bike purchase

I currently spend most of my gravel riding on a 2016 AC Space Horse with American Classic wheels and RH 42 knobby tires. Mostly, this has been just fine for the majority of needs. Each year I do one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By Craptacular8

Tern Airporter Slim

Has anyone used a Tern Airporter Slim to transport a 20" Tern other than their BYB model? Tern says it will fit their Verge and Link lines as well with some disassembly. I'm just curious what all...
01-13-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,681
Posted By Craptacular8

Jandd Bar Bag

Have the same bag. Fits nearly everything you would put in a larger wedge. I can just barely fit my better portable pump in there, but, it does fit. Fairly easy to move from bike to bike, and...
01-05-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Craptacular8

Stem?

What stem is that, and does it fit 31.8?
01-05-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Craptacular8

Trek Rebuild

Lovely. What stem did you use? Is that a VO?
12-14-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,173
Posted By Craptacular8

My road bikes are all STI...I like them quite...

My road bikes are all STI...I like them quite well. My gravel bike I built up before there was decent range in gearing without using mtb rear derailleurs, so I built it up with bar ends...friction...
12-13-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Craptacular8

Until last week, I would be in agreement with...

Until last week, I would be in agreement with others, you only get shin splints from running/jogging. At a doctor's appointment last week to work on hip pain, we discovered that I also had shin...
11-30-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,395
Posted By Craptacular8

Saddle with padding

Been down this road, lol. I've similarly tried the Specialized Power saddle...it was ok, and was comfortable for me for greater than 20 miles....it was too hard, and I found it too limiting to not...
11-16-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,068
Posted By Craptacular8

Tire Pressure

I thought I'd used this as a reference before, but perhaps not. I run 700x32 at around 45-50 pounds on pavement, 700x30 50psi, 700x28 55-60, and 700x 25 at 60-65. My 700x42 RH tires on gravel are...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By Craptacular8

We historically have a first snowfall by November...

We historically have a first snowfall by November 16th here in Minnesota, and this year is no different, lol. This is the first year I've felt that I maybe need to put on studded tires already...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By Craptacular8

I've been running the Dillinger 4s for a couple...

I've been running the Dillinger 4s for a couple seasons...this will be season 3. I just re-studded them towards the beginning of the year. Think the replacement studs were a bit more aggressive...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By Craptacular8

Mystery Flats

Had one of these last year on a road bike. Had to partially submerge the tube to detect the microscopic hole. I patched, happened again. Figured my patch job was sub-par, so put in a new...
11-08-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By Craptacular8

I've not put warm beverages in the style bottle...

I've not put warm beverages in the style bottle you are describing. I have used room temperature water in a room temperature bottle for cold weather riding (below 32 degrees). This delayed the...
09-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,744
Posted By Craptacular8

A couple of suggestions for non-chamois saddles...

A couple of suggestions for non-chamois saddles other than the afore mentioned (and rightly so) B17 and SA saddles. The B67 with spring takes a lot of bite out of the gravel. I use carved c17's on...
09-09-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,563
Posted By Craptacular8

Gp4000 psi

Can't speak for the riders of the 5000's, but I run my 4000's at 60 psi. Love them.
09-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,563
Posted By Craptacular8

Vittoria Rubino Pro

Have one set of those tires (in a 25) on my one and only road bike that tops out at 25's (maybe the odd slightly larger tire would fit). They measure 26 on the Easton rims. They are light...ride is...
09-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,563
Posted By Craptacular8

Rene Herse 28's

I'm a big Rene Herse fan, and have them on quite a few bikes. That said, I might be one of the few that does not find the 28's overly plush....they are fast, they do better on wet pavement than the...
07-29-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Craptacular8

I have a couple sets of their hurricane wheels,...

I have a couple sets of their hurricane wheels, 32h, likely beefier than what you're running. They weigh in at 1580 for the pair. IIRC, their race wheels were in the 1450 range.
05-04-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Craptacular8

Tubeless

my first sentence lays out seating tubeless fat bike tires. Thank you for the advise of using a tube to do so, Iíd just rather not have to do it that way if I donít have to.
05-04-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,837
Posted By Craptacular8

aluminum frame

Interesting...so, you're saying this aluminum frame has 2,000 miles on it, and you don't expect it to last more than another couple years of similar mileage?

We're still putting regular miles on...
05-04-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Craptacular8

Presta Air Chuck Recommendation to seat Fat tire

Looking for recommendation on 1/4" presta air chuck to seat tubeless fat bike tires. I have a decent compressor, but the first chuck I bought is an "open" one (missed that in the description). I...
04-02-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,220
Posted By Craptacular8

Broken Clavical

Brok

I've broken the same one a couple of times. First time, figure-8 harness, slept on my back, the pain kept me from being too silly. 6-weeks to heal, and I was back to doing all of my usual...
03-08-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,499
Posted By Craptacular8

Gender Specific

Typically, if a saddle specifies that it is female specific, the only real difference is that the length is shorter. Originally, this was a nod to women wearing skirts while riding....the reasoning...
03-08-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Craptacular8

New Bike

I get what you're saying. Was in the same position a few years back myself....had a new Space horse, and a spouse that decided that they might want to join me riding. I had extra bikes that would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Craptacular8

Tern Carryon

Thank you for this feedback. Really appreciate hearing from someone that has used the product. at 28lbs, I wouldn't call our bikes "light" but they are manageable. We just picked them up this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Craptacular8

Tern CarryOn cover vs Tern Pop cover?

We recently purchased a couple of Tern Link C8 (20Ē tires) bikes to use on vacation commuting. We have an upcoming trip that will entail a long train trip, so will likely want some kind of storage...
01-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,590
Posted By Craptacular8

Cold weather gear

I've been there. I found that I did not need to have wool as the very base layer to be effective. My point of view is as a Minnesota winter rider, typically single digits to -20 actual temps. I...
01-05-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,295
Posted By Craptacular8

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-30-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,049
Posted By Craptacular8

Price

So, you're saying the bike has 12-14,000 miles on it? If the wheels need to be replaced, and haven't already been, I guess I'd want to know the state of the rest of the components. At that mileage,...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-30-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,186
Posted By Craptacular8

True on the bikes that take 24" tires. The tire...

True on the bikes that take 24" tires. The tire selection however, is much more limited. I know there is a FB page for surly/salsa sales/trades. There are also local to me MN fat biking FB pages,...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,720
Posted By Craptacular8

Lake Boots

I bought these thinking that I was going to eventually put spds on my fat bike. Never happened. LBS told me to start with flats on the fatty, and guess I never found the need to put the spds on...
12-28-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,199
Posted By Craptacular8

Deer Flies

Deer flies and horse flies are about the absolute worst. I don't know the flying speed of a deer fly, but horse flies can go up to 35mph. Both really smart. I've heard that deer flies are...
12-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,199
Posted By Craptacular8

Eweeee

We totally need some kind of emoji icons for our "likes." That would maybe cause the cheese to slide off my cracker if that had been me.....holy chit.
12-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,036
Posted By Craptacular8

For the most part, lycra that is in the state you...

For the most part, lycra that is in the state you are describing, is not going to tolerate patching. I'd suggest wearing them under gravel/mtb shorts, if you wish to continue wearing them out in...
12-02-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,769
Posted By Craptacular8

We still have two of these, early 90's Treks. ...

We still have two of these, early 90's Treks. Really fun bikes. We mostly use them as commuters, though I still hit the local snowmobile/atv trail, and a little single track. ...
12-02-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,761
Posted By Craptacular8

What are you using to hold your water bottle...

What are you using to hold your water bottle there Phil_gretz
12-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,761
Posted By Craptacular8

My oldest bike, is my mother's 1944 Western...

My oldest bike, is my mother's 1944 Western Flyer...knockoff that I use for yard art. I had to replace the wheels, as the originals had rusted through where they had rested for so many years. They...
11-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,939
Posted By Craptacular8

winter jacket

I live in northern MN. It's more about the layering. If you currently have a jacket that you don't end up with moisture beaded up on the inside, you're likely already good. I use a 45NRTH...
11-18-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,696
Posted By Craptacular8

Not entirely sure about mixtie sizes myself. I...

Not entirely sure about mixtie sizes myself. I had a family member rescue a mixtie complete bike from their local recycling. It was a Raleigh Rapide mixtie, from the early 80's. No size info on...
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