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Forum: Touring
08-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,083
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've gotta say, the Thule bag has great built-in...

I've gotta say, the Thule bag has great built-in padding. The bag has two outer layers, the tan you see is foam padding, then the outer layer is a hard shell in fabric. Best part is the bottom rail...
Forum: Touring
08-26-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,083
Posted By Hypno Toad

I expect most parts of the world will want to...

I expect most parts of the world will want to inspect a bike box ... and other oversized bags, years ago, my kid was a competitive snowboarder and the board bag always had the TSA note in it when we...
Forum: Touring
08-24-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,083
Posted By Hypno Toad

I just flew with my bike to/from Denver (we spent...

I just flew with my bike to/from Denver (we spent the weekend in Estes Park). All was in good condition when I arrived in CO, the bag had been inspected, but nothing out of place. I got home to find...
08-24-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26,398
Views: 2,850,224
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! Trail River Rd with high winds would have...

Thanks! Trail River Rd with high winds would have been a no-go for me, that road has some very exposed sections with step drops off the road. I'm kinda white-knuckled driving a car on it!

I...
08-22-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26,398
Views: 2,850,224
Posted By Hypno Toad

This Toad made it to the top of Old Fall River Rd...

This Toad made it to the top of Old Fall River Rd in Rocky Mountain National Park. It's a gravel road that's 9 miles long with 3,200 ft gain, getting up to 11,796 ft elevation.

I rode from our...
08-15-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Hypno Toad

You're all good! There is another comment...

You're all good!

There is another comment in this thread that was bordering on trolling ... but it was some very weak tea stuff, so NBD.
08-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm embarrassed. But it's a life-long thing, I...

I'm embarrassed. But it's a life-long thing, I grew up with dyslexia. Too often I can't see the error until long after ... But that's also how I get better at proofing my own stuff.

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08-11-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'll come to you for spell checking before I post...

I'll come to you for spell checking before I post anything, thank you for your help.

And also you very accurate, the pad is rubbing and the caliper is out of alignment.

But if you read the...
08-11-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Hypno Toad

welp ... my issue was really silly-basic, when I...

welp ... my issue was really silly-basic, when I went to loosing the caliber mounts, the top bolt was barely holding. I must have shifted the caliber mounts when working the pistons. It's all aligned...
08-11-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Hypno Toad

Good question! I did a full brake service,...

Good question! I did a full brake service, removing pads and exercised the pistons (I had a lazy seal issue). The pistons were fully pushed back before installing pads and wheel. It seems possible...
08-11-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Hypno Toad

Rotor Alignment on Thru Axle

EDIT: If the only reason you plan to post on caliber vs caliper .... feel free to move along, it's been covered below. I left the OP as posted so the relevant posts in this thread make sense in...
08-02-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Fox | Gravel Bikepacking Event with a Tandem

We stepped into the unknown with The Fox (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/wolf-about ) (formally The Heck Epic). The Fox for 2022 was a 2-day, self-supported, 140-mile, gravel bikepacking race and we...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-28-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By Hypno Toad

Don't tell Frau Toad, but her lightly used...

Don't tell Frau Toad, but her lightly used Pugsley is never getting sold, those parts are too valuable for my rig!
Forum: Fatbikes
07-27-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've found the same issues mostly on tires, I'm...

I've found the same issues mostly on tires, I'm happy my current set of tires are holding up, and fingers crossed that stock will come back before I need them.

And ... sorry to hear about...
05-18-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000...

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000 miles (on my second set) and very happy. Minnesota is not known for mountains, but we have the Driftless Region...
05-04-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is such a wonderful video showing the joy of...

This is such a wonderful video showing the joy of gravel.

And you'll see Herr & Frau Toad finishing with their tandem around 7:30 just as Trenton says "... rookie and veteran ... " and that was...
04-29-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

I think spring is almost here in the Twin Cities,...

I think spring is almost here in the Twin Cities, the glaciers are receding. We might get over 60F today!
...
04-13-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

Still waiting on this thing called "spring" .... ...

Still waiting on this thing called "spring" ....

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/708x1382/screenshot_20220413_135540_320_acf0a3cd82913767e3969fa049fd54dbd97fef59.png
04-13-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

Scroll up to post 54 for an options. And check...

Scroll up to post 54 for an options. And check out Shane Miller - BPLama on YouTube, he's done a lot with AirTags for tracking bikes.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbcwZ8hm18GK6on_S_CgmFA
04-12-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

I understand a thief might pick a...

I understand a thief might pick a house/apartment/business lock, but we are here talking about bike locks and bike thieves ... there is a difference.

Bike thieves appear to operate differently in...
04-12-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

You are correct, and sorta a jerk too. The two...

You are correct, and sorta a jerk too. The two YouTubers work together, use same/similar methods, and use the same tags (LockPickingLawyer & BosnianBill)

Please post the video you are referring to...
04-11-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

He's fairly positive on it: ...

He's fairly positive on it:
https://youtu.be/WZ0UCzi0Tpg

I have a buddy who's hobby is recovering stolen bike, he's recovered well over 100 stolen bikes and has been awarded by local police for...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-07-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a big fan of Surly Fat Bike Ultra Light 26...

I'm a big fan of Surly Fat Bike Ultra Light 26 Inch Tube https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/surly-fat-bike-ultra-light-26-inch-tube

I roll 1,000 to 2,000 miles per year on my Pugsley, these...
04-07-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! I keep getting reminders of last spring ......

LOL! I keep getting reminders of last spring ... it was wonderful. And this morning, there's more snow in my backyard. :twitchy:
04-06-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep hearing people use this term 'spring' ......

I keep hearing people use this term 'spring' ... what is this 'spring' you speak of?!?

Another inch of snow this morning with temps just above freezing. blarg
04-06-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,399
Posted By Hypno Toad

A revisited sign ... somebody wrote exactly what...

A revisited sign ... somebody wrote exactly what I was thinking.

For reference, up the trail (to the right of this picture) is the far behind schedule and significantly over budget Green Line...
03-31-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,360
Posted By Hypno Toad

My buddy makes bottle cage coozies, they work...

My buddy makes bottle cage coozies, they work great at keeping the bottle liquid longer ... the nozzle can still be a problem.
https://www.gupgum.com/product/bottle-cage-coozies
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03-31-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

SMH ... if I plan to stop for anything, I have a...

SMH ... if I plan to stop for anything, I have a lock (once or twice walked into a store with the bike).

I got this set up for my road bikes when I'm going out for longer ride and know I'll stop...
03-31-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,360
Posted By Hypno Toad

OK it was just a snarky post from a Toad ... ...

OK it was just a snarky post from a Toad ...

I've found the nozzle will have ice form at temps in the mid 20 on my winter commutes (roughly 1 hour ride). The bottle never freezes solid, but I'll...
03-31-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By Hypno Toad

Truth is, I'm totally sick of this weather....

Truth is, I'm totally sick of this weather. Yesterday with ice/rain/snow/sleet I rode Zwift because 3 hours cleaning up after an hour ride is a total pain.

I do ride a trainer in the winter months...
03-30-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By Hypno Toad

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't...

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't know a season or conditions when I will not ride. I always love the first warm rides in the spring and I'll ride as much as possible in the autumn. But...
03-29-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

There are a number of videos from Shane about...

There are a number of videos from Shane about using AirTags to track a bike if stolen

https://youtu.be/IrYdX_MnECs
03-28-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

I see the same aggressive and hateful people...

I see the same aggressive and hateful people driving around here. It seems that us early spring riders piss off the overly-entitled people in 3-ton death traps.

My favorite response to the...
03-25-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,360
Posted By Hypno Toad

I can confirm: 4-1/2 hours riding with a...

I can confirm: 4-1/2 hours riding with a windchill of 23F/-5C, none of my water bottles froze.... it's almost like the air temp needs to be below freezing for water to freeze. Also, I dressed for...
03-24-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

You got me thinking about an old interview with...

You got me thinking about an old interview with my buddy (Andy) and Dero racks: [h3]

https://www.dero.com/tips/secure-bike-parking/
03-23-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

I think this is a thing ... but a smart lock that...

I think this is a thing ... but a smart lock that can send the bike owner a text/sms notification if the lock is being tampered with would be a step forward from past bike locks. Otherwise, you just...
03-22-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,346
Posted By Hypno Toad

I stopped scrolling the totally BS content when I...

I stopped scrolling the totally BS content when I saw this " ... professional bikers and cyclists can hit the 16 to 19 mph mark easily." Are you effing kidding me?!? As a 52 YO, I'd be a top pro if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^ the prefect description of that bike! :thumb:

^^^ the prefect description of that bike! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Hypno Toad

FWIW - years ago I focused on push-ups, but it...

FWIW - years ago I focused on push-ups, but it wasn't the benefit I needed for getting low on the bars on long endurance rides ... and I still have the chest of an underweight 12 year old boy. In...
03-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 620,000
Posted By Hypno Toad

We placed our order March 6, 2021 and took...

We placed our order March 6, 2021 and took delivery on August 27, 2021 It felt like it took forever, but looking back it was pretty damn quick in this parts-shortage environment. We ordered the bike...
03-21-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons,...

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons, it's not great, but I just let is get covered in road spray for a few weeks and add lube a couple times a week. Once the snow pack is 95% melted, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Hypno Toad

None of us mortals should try to emulate the pros...

None of us mortals should try to emulate the pros in most things ... Especially the climber body's.

That said, Froome didn't need much arm or upper body muscle to win grand tours
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's all in the core ... and core strength adds...

It's all in the core ... and core strength adds so much to many other parts of riding.

Here's is a great conversation from my friend, physical theropist, and bike-fitter Paulie, if the time start...
03-17-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

"spring riding" in Minneapolis ... AKA "hold onto...

"spring riding" in Minneapolis ... AKA "hold onto your butts!"

https://youtu.be/XwEmAgYpP9g

It's been great getting out to ride with out 4" studded tires, but it brings some challenges in the...
03-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ok ... I might be exaggerating ... OTOH we got...

Ok ... I might be exaggerating ... OTOH we got 4-6 inches fresh snow last night.
03-05-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Hypno Toad

This^^^ Got them last year for our tandem ...

This^^^

Got them last year for our tandem
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20220305_070909958_300f9c58991bb3f46816829f4e8abf0248d3825e.jpg
03-04-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,978
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm looking forward to changing into bike gear...

I'm looking forward to changing into bike gear being less than a 45 minute process:
...
03-04-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,449
Posted By Hypno Toad

My lumber jack shirt in it's natural environment...

My lumber jack shirt in it's natural environment (Gunflint Trail near the Minnesota-Canada boarder). I think this was an REI brand ... not sure ... but the cool thing is that it's a bike focused...
03-03-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,449
Posted By Hypno Toad

Not judging, but that looks a bit small for you.

Not judging, but that looks a bit small for you.
03-03-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By Hypno Toad

I feel like this is a very Minneapolis set up ......

I feel like this is a very Minneapolis set up ... before I moved to a home office (long before the pandemic), I had the Pugsley for snowy days; the SS MTB with studs for icy days; and the summer...
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