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08-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

Making lots of changes to my 2018 Specialized...

Making lots of changes to my 2018 Specialized Crosstrail ebike conversion. Besides changing out the front suspension fork I've now added a KINEKT 2.1 Aluminum Bike Seatpost with Suspension and that's...
08-21-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By creativepart

When I looked it was $450 and up to find an...

When I looked it was $450 and up to find an appropriate rack. I ended up with a Vibrelli V70 Sport Bike Rack, but it sells for just under $500.

It is a good bike rack but didn't work well with my...
08-13-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By creativepart

Yes, that's what I'm looking for. When I searched...

Yes, that's what I'm looking for. When I searched cargo nets I just found little nets for the rear bike rack on a bike.
Thanks
08-13-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By creativepart

Elastic Netting to cover whole bike?

I carry my bike on a platform rack behind my car on long trips. I have a bike cover from "Pro" but it flaps around in the wind and is distracting. I saw a guy with the same kind of setup as me only...
08-05-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By creativepart

Read up on Front Hub Drives, they are easy to...

Read up on Front Hub Drives, they are easy to install but you will find them problematic for traction. There's not a lot of weight on the front of your bike compared to the middle or the rear. And,...
08-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By creativepart

I haven't completed such a conversion but I'd...

I haven't completed such a conversion but I'd recommend a mid-drive for that bike. Probably a Bafang BB0S2 or BBSHD depending on your goals.
I have converted a Specialized Crosstrail Hybrid with a...
07-24-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

I know I read this somewhere in this thread but...

I know I read this somewhere in this thread but can't find it. What's the largest tire width that will fit the stock rims? 700c x 50?? I'm running the original tires that were on my 2018 CT and the...
07-20-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By creativepart

My Dillenger battery came with DLG branded NCM...

My Dillenger battery came with DLG branded NCM 18650-260 cells. They are not LG or Samsung... but DLG is pretty well respected in the battery cell business. I've been inside my battery because I...
07-20-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By creativepart

Iíve had it completed since Dec 28, 2020 and have...

Iíve had it completed since Dec 28, 2020 and have 850 miles on it as of yesterday. The battery is doing great. My longest ride was just over 30 miles on PAS 2 without running out of ďbarsĒ on the...
07-19-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

Not this week. But just riding the rough chip...

Not this week. But just riding the rough chip seal roads here in south Texas now the front just floats. I upped my tire pressure 10psi and it's still smooth.
I used to own a Santa Cruz Tallboy (wish...
07-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By creativepart

The folders are great for RVers. It's easy to put...

The folders are great for RVers. It's easy to put them in the back of the tow vehicle if you have a travel trailer and if you have a motorhome (Class A or C) that you tow a car behind (called a Toad...
07-13-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

I couldn't finish installing the Paragon fork...

I couldn't finish installing the Paragon fork yesterday because I was short of a few headset spacers. So, a quick trip to town today solved that problem and the fork is now installed in my 2018...
07-12-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

I said previously that I was going to change out...

I said previously that I was going to change out my "brain" fork front suspension to a 100mm Rockshox - but that was before I found a brand new Rockshox Paragon Gold RL 65mm front fork on Amazon for...
06-21-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By creativepart

I have the Dillenger Rear Hub drive kit and it's...

I have the Dillenger Rear Hub drive kit and it's been great. It was complete and easy to install. I'm in the US and they have a California warehouse - the company is located in Australia.

Pretty...
06-13-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By creativepart

I have a Blix Vika +. But no extra battery. ...

I have a Blix Vika +. But no extra battery.

Here's the battery and it's connection type:
...
06-10-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,267
Posted By creativepart

I got the Vibrelli V70 rack which is rated for...

I got the Vibrelli V70 rack which is rated for 130 lbs (65lbs per bike) and works with frame hooks so it doesn't touch the fenders.

It's a nice full featured rack, but the truth is, I had a...
06-08-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By creativepart

I converted my 2018 Specialized Crosstrail Sport...

I converted my 2018 Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc with a hubdrive kit from Dillenger Bikes. It was an easy one day project. The kit cost $750 and had every part I needed - except the Dillenger...
04-27-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By creativepart

Dillenger sells the BaFang BBSO1, BBS02 and...

Dillenger sells the BaFang BBSO1, BBS02 and BBSHD-1000 kits. The BBS01 is fully street-legal and has a 36-volt battery. The complete kit is $795 and their kits are very complete. I bought their rear...
04-21-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By creativepart

I'm enjoying it immensely but had I gone with the...

I'm enjoying it immensely but had I gone with the mid-drive I could have kept the original wheel, freehub/cassette and 9-speed drive train. It's not really an issue now that I've got everything...
04-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By creativepart

Here's a Specialized Roll Conversion video from...

Here's a Specialized Roll Conversion video from YouTuber JohnnyNerdOut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l8d395sJk0
04-21-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By creativepart

I got the 750w "Premium Off-Road kit in January....

I got the 750w "Premium Off-Road kit in January. I used it to convert a Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc. The kit came 4-days after I ordered it and it had everything I needed - well, almost. The...
04-21-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,945
Posted By creativepart

DIY Rear Hub / Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc

Loving my 2018 Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc with a Dillenger Bikes 750w rear hub motor and 14 amp hour 48v battery. I built it in January this year (2021) and have put 550 miles on it so far...
04-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

Iím not a fan of the stock ďBrainĒ Suntour on my...

Iím not a fan of the stock ďBrainĒ Suntour on my 2018 CT Sport Disc. So Iím going the 100mm straight steerer route. But Iím also not too concerned about weight because Iíve turned my CT into an...
03-05-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

Thanks for the advice folks. I think I start at...

Thanks for the advice folks. I think I start at 65 lbs in the tires and test out the ride between 65 and 75 psi. I thought 45 seemed kind of low.

And... I'm going to put the kickstand back on. I...
03-04-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,608
Posted By creativepart

Bought a new '18 Crosstrail Sport yesterday. I...

Bought a new '18 Crosstrail Sport yesterday. I have two questions:

1. Are the OEM rims tubless compatible?

2. What's the concenseus on Tire Pressure? Mine came from the LBS with 45 lbs. I'm...
03-17-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By creativepart

One year ago I picked up my Trek FX 7.5 and...

One year ago I picked up my Trek FX 7.5 and posted here about it. I thought I'd circle back and report my "1st Bike Year"

So far I've ridden 2,793 miles in the past year. Wow, that's pretty good....
03-06-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

Hi, the Tallboy is a VPP suspension bike and the...

Hi, the Tallboy is a VPP suspension bike and the Superlight is a single pivot suspension bike. So, they are not the same. However, Santa Cruz has just announced a Superlight 29ner for about $400...
03-06-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

No mud on our trails lately and the dust has been...

No mud on our trails lately and the dust has been wiped off. That's why it's clean. Plus it's only 2 days old.

I'm very happy with my choice. I was selecting between the Trek Rumblefish, Trek...
03-05-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

Well, the decade old Fisher has been replaced. I...

Well, the decade old Fisher has been replaced. I picked it up Sat and then spent Sat and Sun on the singletrack (rock gardens) around San Antonio. Whoo Boy! Some fun.

Here's proof:
...
02-05-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,272
Posted By creativepart

Did someone say I could get a Senior Discount on...

Did someone say I could get a Senior Discount on a new MTB with my AARP card? Count me in!
01-16-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

In South Texas the winter is warm and sunny one...

In South Texas the winter is warm and sunny one day and cold and windy the next. We can go from 75 and sun to 45 and drizzle the next day. But usually the cold doesn't last more than a couple of...
01-15-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

I haven't weighed the bike. I'd guess close to 30...

I haven't weighed the bike. I'd guess close to 30 lbs. I've set my Garmin up for that bike with a guesstimate of 28 lbs. I've read that a lot of Sugar's end up with frame cracks and out right breaks...
01-15-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

OK, I received the adapter and it fit perfect. I...

OK, I received the adapter and it fit perfect. I actually found the BB7 brakes on sale at Performance Bike this past weekend and bought them. They installed just fine and are working good and are...
01-06-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

I'm not retired, just self-employed and able to...

I'm not retired, just self-employed and able to set my own schedule. I still have to work on these vacations. Just not very much. I do all my work on the internet. So, as long as I have an internet...
01-03-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

Just put in 30 years of hard, hard work. That's...

Just put in 30 years of hard, hard work. That's all there is to it. I've owned my own business since 1987 and that's made all the difference.
01-02-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,742
Posted By creativepart

I sold the FX and bought two real road bikes and...

I sold the FX and bought two real road bikes and have gone on to ride 2,500 miles since I posted this. I now ride a full carbon Ultegra group Felt Z4. Photo below. Good luck with your plan, but I...
01-02-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

I started doing some research and found an...

I started doing some research and found an adapter for my rear chain stay, made by Trek, that makes retro-fitting Disk Brakes easy on the 2004 Fisher Sugar's. And it only cost $35. Turns out you can...
01-01-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I really...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I really appreciate it. Let me give that some thought.
01-01-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By creativepart

Senior Citizen (almost) takes a MTB ride

OK, I'm almost 62 and pretty much a "Clydesdale". I started road bike riding in April, 2011 and have put in 2,500 miles on the road. I'm loving it. I have a carbon road bike with Ultegra group on it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,899
Posted By creativepart

Not a troll, just the surprised OP. I used to run...

Not a troll, just the surprised OP. I used to run charity races. Ran dozens and dozens of them in my day. They were all supporting some charity. You paid and got a T-Shirt and a number and you ran....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,899
Posted By creativepart

Charity Ride Gotcha!

So, there's a big charity ride coming up weekend after this and I think it would be fun to ride. It's only $50 to register and hey, it's for a good cause.

So, I sign up and get the email which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 52,682
Posted By creativepart

^This post is worthless without photos. I...

^This post is worthless without photos.

I can't believe I just posted one of those... but really, some photos!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,073
Posted By creativepart

I have one of those frame pumps that bolts...

I have one of those frame pumps that bolts between the downtube (or seattube) and the bottle holder. It's a regular pump... but it also works with CO2 cartridges. You can use it both ways.

By the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,973
Posted By creativepart

I bought a Felt Z4 at the end of July. I hadn't...

I bought a Felt Z4 at the end of July. I hadn't really looked at Felt bikes at all. I had four bikes on my list that I was saving up for (Canondale, Scott, Cervelo, Specialized). Then we went to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,916
Posted By creativepart

SD is the Demo truck going to be at 2nd Ave...

SD is the Demo truck going to be at 2nd Ave Sports in Durango in Sept?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 52,682
Posted By creativepart

Good looking. What's that crank? FSA?

Good looking. What's that crank? FSA?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 52,682
Posted By creativepart

Cool can't wait to see it. Sounds like a good...

Cool can't wait to see it. Sounds like a good price too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 52,682
Posted By creativepart

I took the blue tires off of my Z4. I don't...

I took the blue tires off of my Z4. I don't really want color in my tires to match my frame. Thank you all the same.
08-20-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,014
Posted By creativepart

Thanks, Yes, that is how I see it. And the guy...

Thanks, Yes, that is how I see it. And the guy that bought my FX was REALLY excited like I was. He got a good deal on a great bike. He was, like me, just getting into biking and he couldn't believe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,818
Posted By creativepart

Everybody has that CAAD, get the Felt. It's an...

Everybody has that CAAD, get the Felt. It's an awesome bike for the price. I got a Z4 a month ago and I'm hooked. They're making great bikes and you don't see one every day.
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