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05-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,430
Posted By davei1980

Great content here! Here's me riding a...

Great content here!

Here's me riding a completely rigid bike down a pretty chunky, technical descending trail near my home in Eastern Washington.

The bike I am on is a Jones Plus LWB with 3"...
03-09-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By davei1980

exactly

exactly
02-09-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By davei1980

Hi! Welcome! I live in Spokane and I ride Beacon...

Hi! Welcome! I live in Spokane and I ride Beacon Hill every AM!

If you ever want a riding buddy and are out this way, hit me up!

I would love to ride Farragut, Canfield, or any number of trails...
02-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By davei1980

It be the big ones? Right?

It be the big ones? Right?
01-27-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By davei1980

Yeah, they both have that lime green finish. ...

Yeah, they both have that lime green finish.

Going on a red frame so will look cool, or not, I'll never know. I am red-green colorblind!
12-29-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

Yeah they have come a long way! Older,...

Yeah they have come a long way!

Older, steel MTBs are enjoying somewhat of a renaissance right now for a different reason: They're plentiful (they made a gazillion of them), inexpensive, made of...
12-29-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By davei1980

You can get a really capable brand-new hardtail...

You can get a really capable brand-new hardtail for $800.

Also, this:

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09-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,253
Posted By davei1980

I didn't know exactly how this would happen, but...

I didn't know exactly how this would happen, but I KNEW this would morph in to a wax vs oil, chain lube thread!
09-09-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,253
Posted By davei1980

If making Cup o'Noodles was a bike forums thread:

[newuserbikeguy] Hey guys, new to the forum! Just making some cup o'noodles and heard conflicting reports, should you fill the styrofoam cup ALL the way to the fill line with hot water? That seems...
09-04-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,845
Posted By davei1980

If it feels too low, it's too low. That said, as...

If it feels too low, it's too low. That said, as you ride more and your body gets stronger some discomfort will go away naturally.

Get your saddle height set first (that's a pretty standard...
09-03-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,877
Posted By davei1980

Yeah no no no no - big caveat - not for racing ...

Yeah no no no no - big caveat - not for racing

When you get in to racing things like comfort become less important and things like aero become way more important so yeah, I think we can both say...
09-03-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,877
Posted By davei1980

3" - Don't listen to folks who say wider is...

3" - Don't listen to folks who say wider is slower on gravel, all those vibrations transferring to your body from narrow tires will wear you out way more quickly than the power it takes to kick over...
09-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,464
Posted By davei1980

Hey - I am late to this party but just want to...

Hey - I am late to this party but just want to give you props, all bodies are cycling bodies and it's great to get out, no matter what your measurements. I am not a huge Surly fan but their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,775
Posted By davei1980

Many shifter/derailleur combos don't communicate...

Many shifter/derailleur combos don't communicate well with one another; however, 105 and Ultegra share the same articulation/cable pull engineering so you're not just good you're great! I once...
08-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By davei1980

The little roadside inflators will not work but...

The little roadside inflators will not work but the small roofing compressors you mention will have more than enough. Roadside inflators are really just pumps, not compressors. You need one with an...
08-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By davei1980

That's an interesting theory - we used to do that...

That's an interesting theory - we used to do that in the trucking biz when I was in that line of work.

We'd get a call from a non-regular shipper who wanted an oversized load, picked up in Canada...
08-12-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By davei1980

Sometimes it's just that simple! lol

Sometimes it's just that simple! lol
08-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By davei1980

Yeah that should work I imagine. As you're now...

Yeah that should work I imagine.
As you're now finding out, one of the stranger impacts of COVID19 is the bike boom and the global shortage of bikes and related parts!

Can I also suggest making...
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By davei1980

Shimano fans always welcome on my posts! I would...

Shimano fans always welcome on my posts! I would be running the stuff if my bike came with it!
FWIW I am seriously considering getting Saint pedals. They look rad and the options in that price range...
08-03-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By davei1980

UPDATE - went really well! I left 10mm of...

UPDATE - went really well! I left 10mm of adjustability in the upward direction, I may trim that down later or just leave it. I no longer have an 1-1/2" post sticking up.

For the star nut, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By davei1980

So full disclousre, no experience w/ CO2 but...

So full disclousre, no experience w/ CO2 but here's my take on what I know about working w/ compressed gasses:

CO2 is a gas and will quickly rise to the ambient temperature. If you point the...
07-14-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By davei1980

Both really really good points. If your arms are...

Both really really good points. If your arms are fully extended you lose control.

On some of the "up and over" features like rocks you have to crawl over, my instinct is to be in a low-low gear...
07-14-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By davei1980

Newbie Skillzzzz

Covid-19 related closures and cancellations have driven people to the woods to recreate in larger numbers than ever. I started mountain biking in earnest when my office closed in March, therefore...
07-12-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By davei1980

yes, I am not fast nor am I competitive!

yes, I am not fast nor am I competitive!
06-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,155
Posted By davei1980

We have all been there, whether we want to admit...

We have all been there, whether we want to admit it or not! I have walked out of a few double-black diamond trails I found myself on. Luckily, I ride early in the AM when no one is out to witness my...
06-09-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,616
Posted By davei1980

Yeah I don't shop around because a.) my LBS has...

Yeah I don't shop around because a.) my LBS has established a fair pricing history so I trust them b.) it's a RELATIONSHIP business more than a TRANSACTIONAL one and c.) all the other good reasons to...
06-08-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,616
Posted By davei1980

Forgot to mention also, I make every effort to...

Forgot to mention also, I make every effort to pay in cash (actual currency) at my LBS since the owner has expressed to me the hardship created by processing fees. It's no additional trouble to me...
06-08-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,370
Posted By davei1980

+1 on more expensive to build than buy, I have...

+1 on more expensive to build than buy, I have built several bikes and the "scope creep" is a real thing. You will need several tools which most people don't have to do it correctly and things like...
05-26-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By davei1980

I have on my "to do" list to get some...

I have on my "to do" list to get some platform-specific shoes; also several of my nylon pins on pedals are sheered off so time to replace pedals with ones with replaceable pins.

I JUST got a...
05-26-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By davei1980

I think there's enough to get you going here -...

I think there's enough to get you going here - just saw an internet ad for last year's 510s at a significant discount.

I think that's a really good idea but you cannot upgrade your way out of poor...
05-22-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,269
Posted By davei1980

I like what you're saying; I just think MAYBE a...

I like what you're saying; I just think MAYBE a guy like Grant is so smart he can ferret out which are the truly useful innovations versus the ones that are just plain dorky (like you mention)... I...
05-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,269
Posted By davei1980

I love outside the box thinking but sometimes I...

I love outside the box thinking but sometimes I think builders like Grant Peterson are maybe just being a little too cute in their designs? Like no disc brakes because they don't look cool. Wow. Way...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By davei1980

12kM is a great distance. You'll get a workout...

12kM is a great distance. You'll get a workout but nothing out of reach. If you take it slow then even better.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By davei1980

^ going green

^ going green
05-06-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By davei1980

My experience is consistent with yours - not a...

My experience is consistent with yours - not a good front tire and tons of self steer on pavement (I also commute on this setup so very important)

My plan is exactly that - wear out the rear,...
05-04-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,549
Posted By davei1980

You mean the BR MT 201s? I am leaning that...

You mean the BR MT 201s?

I am leaning that way... one guy on the Jones bike page I belong to suggested new levers, which brought new life to his brakes, but shoot, for the price of the levers he...
05-04-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,549
Posted By davei1980

That's a really good point. I've bled brakes on...

That's a really good point. I've bled brakes on cars dozens, if not hundreds of times (I used to work on a stock car racing pit crew for a team which traveled on a now-defunct NASCAR developmental...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,966
Posted By davei1980

I heard a guy did the dirty dozen on a 37 lb...

I heard a guy did the dirty dozen on a 37 lb bikeshare bike
03-30-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,000
Posted By davei1980

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS...

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS today and walk out with a BAD bike as long as it's a good shop. You can get a bad FITTING bike. The sub-$1K MTBs around today have so much cool stuff and...
03-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,517
Posted By davei1980

Pic w/o rear fender ...

Pic w/o rear fender
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x958/jones_dirt_e547c735971ca0e90fca470f6b51421f5c3bf174.jpg
03-18-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,517
Posted By davei1980

MTB: Harder than it looks

So my riding is about 90% commuting, but I also wanted a bike to mess around with my kids, go on gravel rides with my buddies, and do some backcountry bike packing so I got a Jones Plus LWB which...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,570
Posted By davei1980

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us...

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us here in E WA
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,570
Posted By davei1980

29x3.0 front and rear for me!! Works great,...

29x3.0 front and rear for me!! Works great, especially in the dark if I hit a stick or another object I can't see well.

Hitting a pinecone on my track bike commuter was a terrifying experience...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By davei1980

I laugh at the Peloton ads where people get up...

I laugh at the Peloton ads where people get up early to get in a quick "ride" before work. I laugh because I imagine these same people sitting in commuting traffic between their suburban homes and...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,570
Posted By davei1980

What you give up in a little weight you'll get...

What you give up in a little weight you'll get back in lower rolling resistance. Have fun!
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,524
Posted By davei1980

Sounds awesome! And regarding the weight, based...

Sounds awesome! And regarding the weight, based on what you said it's probably a net win, and if you're running an IGH you can stand to take on some front-end weight. My dad was a steel fabricator...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,250
Posted By davei1980

Correct on all points! my only problem with the...

Correct on all points! my only problem with the California law you're referring to is it shifts costs on to the consumer as opposed to the manufacturer or company. I think if the costs of disposal...
Forum: Foo
02-10-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,250
Posted By davei1980

Going Plastic Free

This year, my wife and I are consciously reducing our disposable plastic waste. No real political message here, just seems super wasteful.

Some things were really easy - using dryer-balls (cool...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,524
Posted By davei1980

^ following. Please let us know

^ following. Please let us know
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,288
Posted By davei1980

Not.... cushy..... enough...... LOL ...

Not.... cushy..... enough......

LOL

Currenly running 29x3.0 (700x76C or 76x622) tires - more traction than I know what to do with!!!
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