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08-24-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,021
Posted By Bike Jedi

I am not fighting your argument in general, and I...

I am not fighting your argument in general, and I hear you and agree.

But I would venture to guess, LBS's are still not getting their parts for much less of costs than I am getting them for. I am...
08-24-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,021
Posted By Bike Jedi

Thank you. This is realistic and all solid...

Thank you. This is realistic and all solid advice. I honestly just didn't/don't know and playing with ideas.

It's definitely not a pride thing, or trying to boost the price, or exaggerate the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,047
Posted By Bike Jedi

Actually, I am pretty sure you are correct, and...

Actually, I am pretty sure you are correct, and it's been a while since I have been up the hill and seen the signs. That's kind of mind blowing that is only 6% and folks are talking about climbing...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,678
Posted By Bike Jedi

Thank you for pointing this out. Maybe that is...

Thank you for pointing this out. Maybe that is the word I need to get more comfortable with and utilize instead..."nomadic." Thanks for the identity. Haven't had a proper word to utilize, call...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,047
Posted By Bike Jedi

Denver Colorado and foot hills. I am up and down...

Denver Colorado and foot hills. I am up and down all day. Just to get away from my house, I am usually immediately climbing short hills. I don't climb passes, but not because I won't or can't, just...
08-23-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,021
Posted By Bike Jedi

We are here to protect you mere mortals though....

We are here to protect you mere mortals though. It's the way of the force don't you know.

The force is, "get on bicycle, and peddle in opposite direction from other humans."

No light saber...
08-23-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,021
Posted By Bike Jedi

Well it does if there aren't a lot of people out...

Well it does if there aren't a lot of people out there building these bikes. I don't know what it is like to walk into a Surly shop and ask about a custom build. Would they seriously know enough to...
08-23-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,021
Posted By Bike Jedi

Yes, those are well shopped retail prices. I...

Yes, those are well shopped retail prices. I would be surprised if they were getting them for a whole lot less at their cost for as well as I researched, shopped, planned, etc... The only thing they...
08-23-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,021
Posted By Bike Jedi

What is this Surly Ogre custom built worth?

I know what new bikes go for stock, and I know what a bike would cost to build from scratch if I had to lay it out in a spreadsheet, but I have no clue what one costs, "if" there is even such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,047
Posted By Bike Jedi

This is going to sound dumb, but how do I learn...

This is going to sound dumb, but how do I learn to recognize what the grades are, what I can personally do, and eventually get to a place so that if someone mentions numbers like this, I can...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bike Jedi

To obtain kitty litter containers? Is...

To obtain kitty litter containers?


Is this one of those looking your nose down at someone kind of thing? I am not the smartest crayon in the box, and can misread things. I really don't see the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,678
Posted By Bike Jedi

That doesn't answer the legal question. Like I...

That doesn't answer the legal question. Like I mentioned, I know how to do it and make it work. That's not the difficult part. How do you do it without ever lying?

That's a different story.

I...
08-23-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,960
Posted By Bike Jedi

No performance in, pound for pound, is it worth...

No performance in, pound for pound, is it worth the money to spend the extra dough for the part?


I like cheap, economical, practical, ect...unless it's not the smartest choice.


I live in...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bike Jedi

Or, "Way to think outside the box and be...

Or, "Way to think outside the box and be resourceful..." Depending on how you look at it. Do you have an easier suggestion when in doubt?
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,678
Posted By Bike Jedi

Are you talking about legally or through...

Are you talking about legally or through loopholes?

I know there is ways of doing it, but I am wondering how I can do it legally, so I don't lose my residency in Colorado, AND wouldn't have to lie...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bike Jedi

I made a pair myself like this....

I made a pair myself like this. (https://www.rei.com/blog/cycle/diy-make-your-own-bucket-bike-panniers) They are awesome for going to the grocery store and loading up, running loads of laundry down...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,678
Posted By Bike Jedi

Did you stealth and camp ground it? Or credit...

Did you stealth and camp ground it? Or credit card, friends/family, hotels/motels tour it?



Who do/did you use? How did you maintain state residency?


Where would you go next? If you had...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,678
Posted By Bike Jedi

Why?

Why?
08-22-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,960
Posted By Bike Jedi

How much more performance are you getting out of...

How much more performance are you getting out of that versus Shimano XT SM-RT81...
Forum: For Sale
08-21-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Bike Jedi

$45 40 Paypal (friends and family), Cash App, or...

$45 40 Paypal (friends and family), Cash App, or Cash for local pickups - Denver, Colorado
08-21-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bike Jedi

New tires are discolored at creases where bent in packaging...

I just got new tires in the mail, that come folded, prepackaged, from Schwalbe. They are 29'ers. At all the points where the tires was folded and creased to put into the packaging, the tires is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,047
Posted By Bike Jedi

So if I go do Pikes Peak, does that make me a...

So if I go do Pikes Peak, does that make me a stud in the bicycle world in some way? Just curious.

If it is something I need to notch on my bicycle bed post since I am so close to it just for...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bike Jedi

$15 bucks for a bike box? Really?? I never...

$15 bucks for a bike box? Really??

I never took a train with a bike, but plan to some more. Do you think that is pretty standard at most amtrack stations?
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,133
Posted By Bike Jedi

If you are going to look at Ortliebs, I wouldn't...

If you are going to look at Ortliebs, I wouldn't buy used versus new. If you utilize E-bay and Google shopping, and be patient over a little time, you can catch some good deals on them for pretty...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,825
Posted By Bike Jedi

Because Son hubs are 2 x 3's the cost of a SP,...

Because Son hubs are 2 x 3's the cost of a SP, and you don't get 2-3 times the life out of a Son compared to an SP. Pound for pound, I am OK with the choice on SP to save money since I am truly not...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Mods was asked to close the thread. Not sure why...

Mods was asked to close the thread. Not sure why it is still going since it is not helpful to me and went way off topic.

Getting hit with double standards again.

Please close thread.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,825
Posted By Bike Jedi

It only comes in 27.5 size, not 29er.

It only comes in 27.5 size, not 29er.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,417
Posted By Bike Jedi

Not worth it :) Got 50 miles of riding in...

Not worth it :)

Got 50 miles of riding in today. That's all that counts.
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,417
Posted By Bike Jedi

Someone throws out philosophical nonsense and the...

Someone throws out philosophical nonsense and the best your mind can gravitate towards is serial killers?

That's sad. Wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall of your mind. Or have a serious...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,417
Posted By Bike Jedi

"Oh...hey...how'z it goin'" ...

"Oh...hey...how'z it goin'"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmRe_fK7pbw

You're one of those guys huh?

Cool
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,825
Posted By Bike Jedi

25mm Anywhere from 2" to 2.5"...

25mm




Anywhere from 2" to 2.5" comfortably on that rim if I remember correctly.


I ended up ordering the Schwalbe Almotion with the intent of getting on the road and doing more road miles...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 08:43 PM
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,093
Posted By Bike Jedi

Well I tried that with another pair, just to see...

Well I tried that with another pair, just to see and feel, but at the same time, there was a new rotor exchanged and went up a size in rotors. I figured if I toast that pair of pads trying again, I...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,417
Posted By Bike Jedi

Yes. Allegedly. Like allegedly you're a real...

Yes. Allegedly.

Like allegedly you're a real human being, typing on a computer, out in hyperspace somewhere, allegedly in control of your own life and will too.

Allegedly the sun came from the...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,417
Posted By Bike Jedi

Yes. Allegedly. Like allegedly you're a real...

Yes. Allegedly.

Like allegedly you're a real human being, typing on a computer, out in hyperspace somewhere, allegedly in control of your own life and will too.

Allegedly the sun came from the...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,093
Posted By Bike Jedi

No it didn't work. I think I sanded them uneven...

No it didn't work. I think I sanded them uneven or did something to them, and it ended up cutting into my new rotor some because I must of cut an uneven line or something. I went and got new pads....
08-13-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,518
Posted By Bike Jedi

No. I had a cross bike that you couldn't pedal...

No. I had a cross bike that you couldn't pedal through the turns and after one good smash, I didn't make that mistake again and rode for a while without issue. So yes, muscle memory develops.

But...
08-13-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,518
Posted By Bike Jedi

LOL...you have no idea how bad I need that....

LOL...you have no idea how bad I need that. Thanks.
08-13-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,518
Posted By Bike Jedi

So I put the 700 x 40 wheelset back on my other...

So I put the 700 x 40 wheelset back on my other bike I normally tool around on and measured the bottom of the pedal at it's lowest position to the ground. I don't know why I haven't thought of doing...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Apparently staying on topic is irrelevant and...

Apparently staying on topic is irrelevant and optional.

Unsubscribed. Won't read anything else in the thread. Thanks for teaching me about the "ignore" button. I had to go look for it since it was...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

This is all generalizing and marginalizing...

This is all generalizing and marginalizing another. I won't contend with it. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Mods can you just close the thread?

Mods can you just close the thread?
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Well you obviously clearly read it wrong FYI. ...

Well you obviously clearly read it wrong FYI.

Nobody every said anything about no means of support or income.

Nobody ever said no skills either. Not even close.

Not really sure what any of...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Not sure with folks constant condescending...

Not sure with folks constant condescending attitude about something I want to do. Not really sure why when one guy like a Darren Alf goes on long trips, consistently, consecutively, etc..touring, he...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Metaphorically speaking, not literally. I...

Metaphorically speaking, not literally. I honestly wanted to just make a bunch of crap up there and roll with it...but I didn't. I ride up and get fresh groceries just about every day. I pretty much...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Jules lives. I am good with that. He knew...

Jules lives. I am good with that.

He knew that divine intervention was in play, got a second chance, and walked away...

Maybe this is my second chance...and I rode away...
08-13-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,518
Posted By Bike Jedi

Yea, I don't want pedal strike during cornering...

Yea, I don't want pedal strike during cornering if can be avoided.

I put the 700 x 40 tires on it, and there is about 100 mm from bottom of the pedal to the ground, with pedal in lowest position....
08-12-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,518
Posted By Bike Jedi

dsaul So based off everything said so...

dsaul



So based off everything said so far, if you are saying I can run a 27.4 x 2.4" which = 706 mm....

Then why can't I run a 700 x 40c tire on this bike, which sits at 702 mm's according...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,588
Posted By Bike Jedi

Thanks. Walking into Canada isn't as difficult as...

Thanks. Walking into Canada isn't as difficult as you make it sound, and it's also not as difficult to do as you are saying.

"I want to see the other side of Niagra falls."

End of story.

At...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Bike Jedi

Obviously not without rebuttle. ...

Obviously not without rebuttle.




Rude is subjective to the receiver. Changing your delivery to accommodate that receiver is not being true to yourself or anyone else for that matter. It leads...
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