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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

back in the day a number of guys in our group ran...

back in the day a number of guys in our group ran Z Max 2.35's - then most moved to 2.1's ... then some moved to 1.9's ... I even dabbled with 1.7's for a short point

no doubt the larger tires are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

wow my neighbor had one cut down - got good...

wow

my neighbor had one cut down - got good money but I don't believe it was close to that level

recall the tree had a funky smell (at certain time of the year)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

awesome pic ! some of the Great Lakes will...

awesome pic !

some of the Great Lakes will get huge waves - greater than 20 ft

https://youtu.be/xJ_b-5UEuSM

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10-05-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By t2p

just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean repaired...

just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean repaired tires aren't out to get me !
10-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By t2p

this is where immersive waxing can be a better...

this is where immersive waxing can be a better option
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

I don't believe the contact faces of thru axles...

I don't believe the contact faces of thru axles have a serrated or machined surface to improve 'grip' - but I might be mistaken ... only have one bike with thru axles

Rowan's mention of slots or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

Rams could not tackle Deebo Samuel - but were...

Rams could not tackle Deebo Samuel - but were able to tackle the protester that ran on to the field
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

Did you create a separate thread for this ride ? ...

Did you create a separate thread for this ride ?

If not - interested in how this ride compared to any previous similar rides etc ... bike, supplies and equipment ... etc
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

830 grams - yikes ! Is that a Maxxis MTB...

830 grams - yikes !

Is that a Maxxis MTB tire - or Metzler motorcycle tire ? lol

A pair of MTB tires I typically ran BITD weigh less than one Maxxis 2.8

just dug out some old 26" MTB tires...
10-02-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By t2p

the cut tire is junk life is too short to...

the cut tire is junk

life is too short to drink cheap beer and fix cut/junk tires
10-01-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By t2p

for off road riding - especially tight technical...

for off road riding - especially tight technical off road riding - the amount of standover clearance does not appear to be ideal

but I don't know your primary type of riding - and obviously have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

please get some pics of the bike - and especially...

please get some pics of the bike - and especially pics or video if the wrestling match takes place

maybe you can adjust his calipers so the pads are contacting the rim ... or purge some air from...
10-01-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By t2p

would a handlebar with a different bend help ? ...

would a handlebar with a different bend help ?

the hoods / brake levers appear to be fairly low on that handlebar due to the bend (?)
10-01-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By t2p

phtttt ... big deal ... rub dirt and spit on...

phtttt ... big deal ...

rub dirt and spit on it and get tough soldier !

(grin)
10-01-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 419
Posted By t2p

install a different stem on the Fuji to raise the...

install a different stem on the Fuji to raise the bar ... maybe shorter also ...

maybe throw on a set of more durable tires - and you could be good to go ... ?

it's always good to have a flat...
10-01-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 419
Posted By t2p

wth late 60's / early 70's (?) F100 ... wow...

wth

late 60's / early 70's (?) F100 ... wow clean ...

looks dropped ...

powered by ... ? ... do I see a blower (supercharger) ... ? ...

we had a F100 back in the day ...
10-01-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By t2p

at 15 and 20 psi you might pinch flat (unless you...

at 15 and 20 psi you might pinch flat (unless you are running tubeless?) - although you might be ok if you stick to maintained dirt roads etc

but your legs might be beat and sore from the (extra)...
10-01-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By t2p

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I often recommend this seat - WTB Speed V

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10-01-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 419
Posted By t2p

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I've been riding flat bars - vintage MTB and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

Buffalo has two seasons - July and Winter

Buffalo has two seasons - July and Winter
10-01-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By t2p

handlebar is much too low - excessively low ...

handlebar is much too low - excessively low

as for the ride - ? - is next size up tire and lower pressure an option ?
09-28-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By t2p

not familiar with the CT5 - but (given the low...

not familiar with the CT5 - but (given the low sole stiffness rating) would be a bit concerned if the sole would be sufficiently stiff ... ? ...
09-28-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By t2p

I wish my Lightspeed was a Tuscany or similar ...

I wish my Lightspeed was a Tuscany or similar

It's a mid-90's Obed FS ... unfortunately has not been ridden in decades
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

you were both unlucky and lucky lol next...

you were both unlucky and lucky lol

next time you might look more for the unmarked police cars lol
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

yikes our temps dropped from upper 70's /...

yikes

our temps dropped from upper 70's / low 80's to low 60's

last ride 62 degrees ... wore two light layers and it was actually pleasant

bonus: helmet straps were not soaked with sweat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

it's been a while - but back-in-the-day I used...

it's been a while - but back-in-the-day I used clear contact paper (?) ... shelf paper ? ... the stuff you can get at a hardware store / building supply store / kitchen gadgets etc place ...
09-28-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By t2p

It's been decades since I've used them - but I...

It's been decades since I've used them - but I have the PI 'lobster' gloves (somewhere) and I believe they worked fairly well ... as good or better than my other fairly good / best winter gloves
...
09-27-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 718,705
Posted By t2p

yes - I was following your posts on the recent...

yes - I was following your posts on the recent tour

appears just about every hiker / biker / etc that has visited that area has seen an eagle - except for myself and mrs t2p

ditto for other...
09-27-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By t2p

Maxxis DTH 2.15 or 2.3 Panaracer Pasela 1.75...

Maxxis DTH 2.15 or 2.3

Panaracer Pasela 1.75

not in the same category as a Compass or RH tire - but much less expensive and should be much more resistant to punctures
09-27-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By t2p

a number of CS7700 cassettes are currently listed...

a number of CS7700 cassettes are currently listed on eBay - including a few new

but don't know if they are the exact cassette you are looking for

a 9 spd Ultegra cassette should also work ......
09-27-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By t2p

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lightweight, fairly 'roomy', and sole has decent /...
09-27-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 718,705
Posted By t2p

ding ding ding - yes ! Allegheny River trail ...

ding ding ding - yes ! Allegheny River trail

we started at Emlenton and went through the Rockland Tunnel - and then continued north (maybe 5 miles - not far from the Kennerdell Tunnel) before we...
09-25-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,640
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Posted By t2p

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09-25-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By t2p

if you are accustomed to rigid bike shoes -...

if you are accustomed to rigid bike shoes - flexible running shoes could lead to problems

???
09-25-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By t2p

what stem is on the Fuji ?

what stem is on the Fuji ?
09-25-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By t2p

some just don't / won't tolerate negativity ...

some just don't / won't tolerate negativity

they will participate in a forum to enhance - if/when it becomes a negative they might shut it down
09-25-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,025
Posted By t2p

another option in addition to the moon saddle - ...

another option in addition to the moon saddle -

the uranus saddle

good for 1.76 billion miles
09-25-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By t2p

agree with advice to pass on a Cannondale with a...

agree with advice to pass on a Cannondale with a Headshok

for many reasons

however - given this - I've been casually interested in this design since I saw an early Action Tec fork (similar...
09-25-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By t2p

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one example of a great 1x hybrid build ... bike is...
09-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By t2p

is this for a 7300 FX ? not familiar with...

is this for a 7300 FX ?

not familiar with this bike - but familiar with similar bike (FX 7.3 with a triple) ...

if your current shifters / shifting is fine - I would be hesitant to change from...
09-25-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By t2p

agree - the terrain / type of riding you do is a...

agree - the terrain / type of riding you do is a key factor - as is the condition / level of fitness of the rider

a double with a 34 or 36t small ring might not be ideal for some riders with a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

do they give wedding scholarships ?

do they give wedding scholarships ?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,153
Views: 89,986
Posted By t2p

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still have pain ?

found another option...
09-20-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By t2p

Continental 700x40 Terra Speed and Terra Trail...

Continental 700x40 Terra Speed and Terra Trail are two good options

both roll fairly well - especially the Terra Speed - and they weigh under 500 gms ...

(our 700x40 Terra Speed weighed around...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By t2p

have you tried 32mm GP5000's ? my guess is...

have you tried 32mm GP5000's ?

my guess is the GP5000 is almost as puncture resistant as a GK slick ... and would not be surprised if GP5000 is same or more puncture resistant
09-20-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,187
Posted By t2p

the good news is a different cassette with larger...

the good news is a different cassette with larger cog should be great plus

SRAM offers the PG50 9 spd cassette in different sizes including 11-32 and 11-34 ... the 11-32 and 11-34 sizes might be...
09-19-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 718,705
Posted By t2p

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Views: 430
Posted By t2p

the bike in this picture appears to have a...

the bike in this picture appears to have a Manitou (2 ?) fork that requires service

good chance new elastomers are needed ; the elastomers could have deteriorated ('melted')
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Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By t2p

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