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Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,518
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...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,518
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: 2,518
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: 2,328
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.
09-16-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,277
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.
09-13-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 818
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: 387
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: 387
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: 1,214
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: 762
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...
08-24-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,751
Posted By M Rose

the same is true for suspension seat posts.

the same is true for suspension seat posts.
08-20-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 833
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,
08-17-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
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.
08-13-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,751
Posted By M Rose

those of us that ride with suspension seat posts...

those of us that ride with suspension seat posts and stems do so for a very specific reason… And my suspension seat post wasn’t even close to $250.

So why do I use a suspension seat post? My...
08-05-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,423
Posted By M Rose

yes… among many others

yes… among many others
08-04-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,423
Posted By M Rose

Background: I consider myself a newbie in...

Background:
I consider myself a newbie in cycling, even though I have been riding between 10 and 30
miles daily for the past year. My wife has only ridden a hand full of times around the block in...
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,983
Posted By M Rose

I’m not trying to sway anyone one way or another....

I’m not trying to sway anyone one way or another. I’m just stating the problems I had, and why I won’t be using another Sawyer WF product again.
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,983
Posted By M Rose

I’m with you on this one… I have had 4 of the...

I’m with you on this one… I have had 4 of the Sawyer Mini’s fail me… not just slow filtering, but cracked housings right out of the box, filter tubes broken, and a number of other issues. Out of the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By M Rose

mtnbud it looks like you guys had a fantastic...

mtnbud it looks like you guys had a fantastic trip. Thank you for sharing your story and routes.
07-23-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,000
Posted By M Rose

Oregon adopted the Idaho Stop in 2020 as well. ...

Oregon adopted the Idaho Stop in 2020 as well. There are 17 states total that use some form
of the “Idaho” Stop Law.
07-23-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,000
Posted By M Rose

I typically give cops a nod… but then again I...

I typically give cops a nod… but then again I always acknowledge them when I’m out and about.

Last fall I was out on an evening ride when it got darker awe fully fast in me… I signaled for my last...
07-23-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By M Rose

Where would I go that I cannot walk or ride my...

Where would I go that I cannot walk or ride my bike… SafeWay is a crossed the street, all of the restaurants are within walking distance from us… so we walk… she just has to have a car for work.
07-21-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By M Rose

I’m with the OP on this… he lived car free as...

I’m with the OP on this… he lived car free as much as I do… I don’t drive anywhere unless it’s to run an errand for her. Yes I bought her her car 5 years ago… I personally have driven it maybe 200...
07-15-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By M Rose

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/91809b05_45e5_4907_8518_31108bfba371_cef80924e00e21bb3117792ea3b704ec256b9691.jpeg
Cockpit view with my bag and tent strapped onto the...
07-09-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,194
Posted By M Rose

I’m on my third pair of Keen sandals. I wear...

I’m on my third pair of Keen sandals. I wear them every day for everything. I like how they make contact to my toe clipped pedals better than any other shoe I own… although I probably should look...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By M Rose

tillamook ice cream is the best… speaking of...

tillamook ice cream is the best… speaking of which… I need to make a trip to the cheese factory soon
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By M Rose

the BarYak is a lot longer than 4cm… it’s not the...

the BarYak is a lot longer than 4cm… it’s not the Amazon accessory bar shown in the YouTube video.

to the OP, I agree it looks to be about 20cm long, if not longer.
...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By M Rose

the Bontrager Carry Forward Front Rack attaches...

the Bontrager Carry Forward Front Rack attaches to the fork crown and the fork legs. One piece lowrider design. ...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By M Rose

The Owyhee Canyon lands just North West of Lake...

The Owyhee Canyon lands just North West of Lake Owyhee are filled with deserted roads that a guy could ride for days. I was car camping down there for Memorial Day Weekend with my 4wd adventure club....
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By M Rose

it’s currently 6:00 pm and 90 degrees… the...

it’s currently 6:00 pm and 90 degrees… the warmest day so far this year… tomorrow is supposed to be almost 100 degrees.

The weather is just unreal here this year… going from a high of 63 degrees...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,836
Posted By M Rose

your spokes are still going to bend before the...

your spokes are still going to bend before the rotor does. Besides, since the majority of bikes come with rotors these days, getting replacement parts even in third world countries isn’t like it was...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By M Rose

I have been watching the REI garage sales for...

I have been watching the REI garage sales for sweet deals on anything camping related. But to be honest I am very happy with my current tarp system and my hammock. I just need a new pole solution,...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By M Rose

where isn’t there a climb around these parts.

where isn’t there a climb around these parts.
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By M Rose

that is an awesome camp setup. Great picture and...

that is an awesome camp setup. Great picture and explanation. I think my backpacking tent poles are too light… but this gives me an idea to see if I can pick up some replacement poles for a heftier...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By M Rose

already have a 12x12 backpacking tarp and a bug...

already have a 12x12 backpacking tarp and a bug net… I find the net to be more hassle than it’s worth. Bugs don’t seam to like me.
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,645
Posted By M Rose

I’m awaiting your progress very eagerly.

I’m awaiting your progress very eagerly.
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,645
Posted By M Rose

Any updates on this ghcoe ?

Any updates on this ghcoe ?
12-10-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,993
Posted By M Rose

over 30 times…. 4 times a year for 15 years. So...

over 30 times…. 4 times a year for 15 years. So over 60 times. The stuff I was sprayed with is more potent then the stuff available to consumers…
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By M Rose

I just paid $1800 for my 2022 Trek 520… just...

I just paid $1800 for my 2022 Trek 520… just throwing that out there.
11-15-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,586
Posted By M Rose

yes they are the Prunus grips… they feel...

yes they are the Prunus grips… they feel amazing…. But… huge but… the mounting bolt holes were stripped so I had to drill out one size larger and rethread the holes for a larger set screw… the first...
11-09-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,952
Posted By M Rose

Wow the scenery…I am so jealous. My wife and I...

Wow the scenery…I am
so jealous. My wife and I want to
go visit there some time.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,290
Posted By M Rose

Well, the Domane came in last week, along with a...

Well, the Domane came in last week, along with a Grando 520 Grando… I ended up putting my money down on the 520.
10-19-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,148
Posted By M Rose

so far with my third ride in and 25 miles the 180...

so far with my third ride in and 25 miles the 180 mm seams to be doing just fine…
10-17-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,322
Posted By M Rose

Yes this is in La Grande… unfortunately I live...

Yes this is in La Grande… unfortunately I live half a block from where all the homeless people congregate at night. The police have a pretty good idea of who took my bike. And yes they have been...
10-17-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,322
Posted By M Rose

Update to the last post, the police were able to...

Update to the last post, the police were able to recover most of my beloved… no damage
to the frame, gear set, forks, handlebars, seat, brakes that I can tell… only missing my wheels and tires…
...
10-12-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By M Rose

my wife’s 2022 Verve is also a round bar… looks...

my wife’s 2022 Verve is also a round bar… looks like they stopped using the ISO bars
10-07-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By M Rose

the Verve 2 has IsoZone Grips, not bars.

the Verve 2 has IsoZone Grips, not bars.
10-07-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By M Rose

I’m in the process of adding all the Bontrager...

I’m in the process of adding all the Bontrager accessories that are compatible with my Verve 2. I wish I could have afforded to buy them all at once with the purchase of my bike.

Im currently...
10-06-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,993
Posted By M Rose

I’m a dog owner of three semi-aggressive dogs. ...

I’m a dog owner of three semi-aggressive dogs. In the mountains where it will be just me and my dogs, they are allowed off the leash. If they are to be where other people and dogs will be, they stay...
09-29-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By M Rose

It exactly like the Zefal mentioned, but how...

It exactly like the Zefal mentioned, but how about this...
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