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11-12-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By M Rose

I was having the same issue that the OP has. I...

I was having the same issue that the OP has. I ended up ordering a set of replacement tent poles and
extra connectors. Then I removed the shock cord and cut the poles in half. Glued the...
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,412
Posted By M Rose

I was racing my friends down the mountain… I was...

I was racing my friends down the mountain… I was young, cocky, and had a brand new department store rigid bike… my friend was a couple years younger and had just purchased a brand new Diamond Back 21...
11-08-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By M Rose

Im riding Bontrager OMW ...

Im riding Bontrager OMW (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike-clothing/cycling-shoes/mountain-bike-shoes/bontrager-omw-winter-bike-shoe/p/24152/)they compare very closely with the North 45 boots…...
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,412
Posted By M Rose

My 5 cents on aluminum vs steel fork

In the mid 1990’s I bought an aluminum frame Huffy rigid MTB. I jumped the bike off of a 20’ cliff at a very high rate of speed(probably about 30-40 mph. I broke several bones, got a concussion,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,412
Posted By M Rose

sales aren’t shown on the 520… infact with the...

sales aren’t shown on the 520… infact with the introduction of the 520 Grando sales increased due to the “Gravel-Adventure” Hype. Not declined…

BTW… Last shipment of 2023 520 Grandos came into...
Forum: Touring
10-02-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,593
Posted By M Rose

Thursday September 22nd during my weekly gravel...

Thursday September 22nd during my weekly gravel ride with the guys (only two of us showed up this week). I had a flat tire so met the guys at the half way point. The other guy who rode said he had...
10-02-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By M Rose

post 5

post 5
09-28-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By M Rose

sorry BPM

sorry BPM
09-27-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By M Rose

40bps

40bps
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,412
Posted By M Rose

MY starts in May… so yes MY 23 is May 2022-April...

MY starts in May… so yes MY 23 is May 2022-April 2023. Trek only does so many runs of a bike model per year… They don’t keep track of inventory sitting on the dealers show room floor or storages. ...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,412
Posted By M Rose

All of the 2023 MY 520’s have been spoken for… a...

All of the 2023 MY 520’s have been spoken for… a few Trek Dealers have them in stock, and some Such as my LBS has 2 in stock and several more on back order. The Trek Rep told my LBS not to worry,...
09-21-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By M Rose

I didn’t take your comment snarky. I took it at...

I didn’t take your comment snarky. I took it at face value.

I have a set of Maxxis tires in my sights… i am going to wear out these GR1’s first though.
09-20-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By M Rose

it was something a friend and I were discussing...

it was something a friend and I were discussing as I was dismounting the tire to fix a flat tube… the tire was so hard to break the bead we thought it might be possible to run it tubeless on the TLR...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,301
Posted By M Rose

no I don’t have any specific information from...

no I don’t have any specific information from MSR, as I tried to make it obvious; it was speculation because MSR doesn’t have any information as to what the cap and do-ring are made out of, and...
09-18-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By M Rose

mainly it’s because 26ers are an obsolete tire...

mainly it’s because 26ers are an obsolete tire size and finding a good 26” gravel tire might be difficult. Can you fit a 27.5 or 650b into your frame?
09-18-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,681
Posted By M Rose

exactly… why should it matter if my wife owns a...

exactly… why should it matter if my wife owns a car and I occasionally ride in it? What’s the difference between me catching a ride with her opposed to
catching a ride via bus, taxi, or a friend? I...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,301
Posted By M Rose

the reason that the MSR fuel bottle isn’t rated...

the reason that the MSR fuel bottle isn’t rated for alcohol is because isopropyl alcohol dissolves the o-ring seal on the lid which will cause a leak. Also I’m not sure what plastic is used for the...
09-16-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,271
Posted By M Rose

start a collection then go to the trade/sell...

start a collection then go to the trade/sell forums… or look for “The Box Of Crap” threads and enter.
09-16-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By M Rose

I didn’t want a Checkpoint… got a 520. I can go...

I didn’t want a Checkpoint… got a 520. I can go up to a 29x2.0 with fender or 29x2.5 without fender. It came with front rack, added a rear rack… the 520 has a regular seat post… well had, it now...
09-16-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By M Rose

I too am running the Bontrager GR1’s, but with...

I too am running the Bontrager GR1’s, but with tubes on Bontrager Affinity Disk TLR wheels in a 700x40c. The only complaint I have is that the 40c is to narrow on loose gravel. My buddies are...
09-16-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,271
Posted By M Rose

that sounds about right. Last fall I had my...

that sounds about right. Last fall I had my brand new Trek Verve 2 Disk stolen and recovered without its wheel set. It cost me 600 to have both OEM Wheels built.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By M Rose

I do this at least once a week. I have several...

I do this at least once a week. I have several places I like to go and just relax. I unplug, read a book, people watch, but most of the time sit and watch nature. Mental health is just as important...
09-13-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By M Rose

voted best answer

voted best answer
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,593
Posted By M Rose

The Nez Perce called elk “The Invisible Ghost”,...

The Nez Perce called elk “The Invisible Ghost”, because these monstrous animals can and will just disappear. I feel lucky that I live in elk country. There is a feeding station 5 miles from my...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,593
Posted By M Rose

I’ve got quite a few elk stories. And yes elk...

I’ve got quite a few elk stories. And yes elk are a lot easier to spook than you might realize.

several years ago I was out car camping in the middle of July with my GF, her sister, and all of...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,181
Posted By M Rose

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6cc872db_0d96_4058_89fc_5d05696376e4_d9ae39ec15b1a34f5e9b3cb97c6683602367d922.jpeg...
09-13-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By M Rose

my chiropractor pretty much did exactly this for...

my chiropractor pretty much did exactly this for me… my prescription says to ride my Trek at least 10 miles every day. Which meant I needed a new bike.
09-11-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By M Rose

I had just seen the review by bikepacking.com...

I had just seen the review by bikepacking.com minutes before I saw your post… I have no actual knowledge of the bars, but thought they looked like what you were wanting.
09-11-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By M Rose

You might check out the Soma Gulwing BarSoma...

You might check out the Soma Gulwing BarSoma Handlebar GullwingThe Gullwing has a 30mm rise, 25° backsweep, and a 7° drop at the grips that Soma says puts the rider into a “semi-aggressive position”...
09-06-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By M Rose

i personally would invest in fixing up the 950....

i personally would invest in fixing up the 950. My bike mechanic’s main ride is a mid 90’s 950 that has been set up as a “gravel bike”. I am unsure of what his gear
train is, but with a $1000 budget...
09-04-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By M Rose

Trek also has a couple of good off road touring...

Trek also has a couple of good off road touring bikes. For Flat Bar the 1120 is a great platform, The 1120 is designed more for single track and gravel roads. It has some interesting racks. Fully...
09-03-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,577
Posted By M Rose

I sold my Vere 2 last night. So no longer a...

I sold my Vere 2 last night. So no longer a hybrid owner. My wife still has her Verve 2 for now.
09-03-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,141
Posted By M Rose

Sold my Vere last night… I ended up letting it go...

Sold my Vere last night… I ended up letting it go for way under its value.
09-02-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By M Rose

It looks good. What lever did you end up using?

It looks good. What lever did you end up using?
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By M Rose

This thread and your post Yan reminds me of when...

This thread and your post Yan reminds me of when my Verve was stolen last year. The police recovered it within a few days, only thing missing was a Bluetooth button to connect to my VHF/UHF 2 way...
08-24-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,740
Posted By M Rose

the same is true for suspension seat posts.

the same is true for suspension seat posts.
08-23-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,740
Posted By M Rose

The PNW Coast is an awesome seat post. Hands...

The PNW Coast is an awesome seat post. Hands down my favorite accessory I have ever bought for a rigid bike. It’s better than claimed.
08-20-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By M Rose

Coclkleburrs are more round and kind of look like...

Coclkleburrs are more round and kind of look like a porcupine. ...
08-20-22, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By M Rose

I did a little more digging on your grandson’s...

I did a little more digging on your grandson’s 820. There weren’t any noticeable changes between the introduction of the 820 and now. All of the factory parts are listed by part number with a link...
08-20-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By M Rose

Ohh forgot to mention OEM Bontrager parts are...

Ohh forgot to mention OEM Bontrager parts are still available for the 820’s.
08-20-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By M Rose

First off, Trek bikes are very easy to tell the...

First off, Trek bikes are very easy to tell the year. The serial number is stamped on the bottom of the “Bottom
Bracket” (BB), HERE (https://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNumbers.htm) is a breakdown of...
08-20-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By M Rose

what do you mean huh? Yes I use my phone as a...

what do you mean huh? Yes I use my phone as a bike computer for now… the different riding apps show the same information as a dedicated bike computer,
08-19-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By M Rose

yes some of us are.

yes some of us are.
08-18-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,328
Posted By M Rose

Is being deployed for a year before the divorce a...

Is being deployed for a year before the divorce a good enough reason to strip a person from having parental time with their children? I lost custody of my children along with all parental rights...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By M Rose

Disclaimer: I don’t have hydraulic brakes on my...

Disclaimer: I don’t have hydraulic brakes on my touring bike.

I would carry the fallowing pieces of kit while on an extended tour or bike pack trip.

1) several brake line splice unions...
08-17-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By M Rose

Looks like an interesting build. I like the bike...

Looks like an interesting build. I like the bike you built for your wife.
08-16-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By M Rose

Check out this Quad Lock VS Knockoff Quad Lock...

Check out this Quad Lock VS Knockoff Quad Lock video (I’m not affiliated with this channel). They broke an iPhone 13 trying to pull the Universal Quad Lock Adapter from the Quad Lock handlebar mount....
08-16-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By M Rose

pictures???

pictures???
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,391
Posted By M Rose

how do you like that RockBros bag?

how do you like that RockBros bag?
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,391
Posted By M Rose

I agree. I was just stating that there already...

I agree. I was just stating that there already is overlap and that adding a fender is just going to make it worse than it already is…

… funny thing I did today…. I took the toe clips off of my...
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