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07-05-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,517
Posted By pipeliner

If you want it and can afford it, no reason to...

If you want it and can afford it, no reason to feel any sort of remorse. YOLO.
07-05-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By pipeliner

Had a set, one tire separated in the middle of...

Had a set, one tire separated in the middle of the tread at only 400 mi or so. Only tires that have done that to me.
06-23-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

I found a bike shop (TandemsEast) online that has...

I found a bike shop (TandemsEast) online that has 129mm Octalink V1 bottom brackets for sale. I have it on the way…
06-10-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By pipeliner

Looks like the Spinergy wheels weigh close to...

Looks like the Spinergy wheels weigh close to what I have. Any owners on here? Reviews look good, as long as the hub holds up…
06-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By pipeliner

Wheels…

I was running Hunt 30 carbon wheels on my current bike, had around 2500mi on them. I didn’t care for the excessive wind steer with 45mm tires and the fact that they were only 20mm internal width....
05-25-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By pipeliner

Most badly washboard roads have a strip at the...

Most badly washboard roads have a strip at the very edge that is cleaner. Best way to ride washboards is the avoid them if at all possible.
05-25-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

Thanks for the excellent info. If I keep this...

Thanks for the excellent info. If I keep this bike I will go the square taper route next time.

Suppose a 127.5mm V1 bottom bracket could be found anywhere on earth?
05-25-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

Darned good idea. I’ll do that.

Darned good idea. I’ll do that.
05-25-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By pipeliner

Redshift…best money ever spent on my gravel rig.

Redshift…best money ever spent on my gravel rig.
05-25-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By pipeliner

I ran a SRAM red 10pm shifter with a x7 der for a...

I ran a SRAM red 10pm shifter with a x7 der for a season. 2x setup with 34/46 and 34t cassette. It worked fine but the 1x1 ratio was tough slogging for me on long, steep climbs.

With the climb you...
05-13-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

Update for those interested: I went ahead and...

Update for those interested: I went ahead and bought a new v1 BB in the wider axle width because I found brand new 105 cranks on EBay for an amazing $14 each. I am running a right side crank...
04-25-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

Without getting too deep into the weeds here......

Without getting too deep into the weeds here... OK I'm diving into the weeds...We have had the bike 3 years. I tore things down tonight and looked them over; the first bad BB I replaced was the rear,...
04-25-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

We have been ruining the bearings in the BBs....

We have been ruining the bearings in the BBs. Over the course of less than 1000 miles we have ruined 3 of them and the current one is noisy. They start popping and cracking and I replace them.

I...
04-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

I’m trying to get pics of that BB. I have quite a...

I’m trying to get pics of that BB. I have quite a bit of experience with external BBs and mtn bike cranks, know what can take abuse and what cant. I have no doubt that external BB with 30mm spindle...
04-21-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,775
Posted By pipeliner

Galvanic corrosion requires dissimilar metals....

Galvanic corrosion requires dissimilar metals. Carbon fiber composites have no metal content.
04-21-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By pipeliner

Bottom bracket woes

I’m 245 lbs and ride MTb as well as road and gravel quite a bit. I have big legs. My stoker also works out quite a bit, is pretty strong. Between the two of us we have been wrecking BBs and cranks on...
03-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,486
Posted By pipeliner

Would love to have one of those Java's. How long...

Would love to have one of those Java's. How long did it take from order to arrival?
02-16-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,058
Posted By pipeliner

I’ve got some BB5s on my road bike that gets...

I’ve got some BB5s on my road bike that gets pretty light usage so they are adequate. Not crazy about the gap you have to run in order to prevent drag and the resultant slack in brake contact so the...
02-16-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By pipeliner

Yeah, he got increasingly agitated, no doubt....

Yeah, he got increasingly agitated, no doubt. Just guessing but there were probably a bunch of riders that went by, some startling him. Then he decides he’s had enough. I ride through and around...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By pipeliner

Do not buy any fat bike with QR axles if you have...

Do not buy any fat bike with QR axles if you have any notion at all of upgrading in the future. Better yet, just don't buy any fatbike or mtn bike with QR.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 62,561
Posted By pipeliner

Awesome pic.

Awesome pic.
02-04-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

Last post, I promise… OP is looking at dropping...

Last post, I promise… OP is looking at dropping 600g or 21 oz of wheel weight and some posters opine that at 240lbs, that won’t amount to diddly squat. Speaking as a Clyde with quite a bit of...
02-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

Well, you got me there… poor choice of words but...

Well, you got me there… poor choice of words but we aren’t dealing with a mechanical drive. We are the motor and added resistance on the power stroke has a negative effect on the motor.

To sum up...
02-01-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,217
Posted By pipeliner

To state the obvious, weight loss has a pretty...

To state the obvious, weight loss has a pretty dramatic effect on my ability to climb. I ride quite a bit but my love of beer and food keeps me fighting to stay about 30 lbs overweight. Last year I...
01-31-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

Ar Exactly. When you a pedaling at high...

Ar
Exactly. When you a pedaling at high output, there is a pretty significant variation in wheel speed with every downstroke. Watch strong riders when they are laying down max power. The bike...
01-30-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

The problem with your argument is that you make...

The problem with your argument is that you make no distinction between rider/bike weight and wheel weight. Take a rider (regardless of weight) and put him on two bikes, one has 10 lbs of rotating...
01-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

You are wrong but that’s OK… Go climb a long...

You are wrong but that’s OK…

Go climb a long hill with one and then the other, afterward check your times. Rider size doesn’t negate the effect and I speak from experience.
01-23-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

One more thing... for the folks saying aluminum...

One more thing... for the folks saying aluminum rides better, that is true but not with tubeless 45mm tires. If you plan to ride tires smaller than 40mm, maybe worth considering (but I don't think...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-23-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 62,561
Posted By pipeliner

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image2_cc7af002e0b10dec1f26753de50ac5cf016673d9.jpg...
01-22-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

Since you ride that much, carbon bars are a major...

Since you ride that much, carbon bars are a major improvement as well. Weight savings is pretty minor but they smooth out vibrations so much. You can pick up a decent set for reasonable $$$ Couldn't...
01-22-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

If you are a recreational rider who isn't...

If you are a recreational rider who isn't concerned with times or competitive riding/group riding/Strava times, then I agree. To say that dropping 600 grams in wheel weight would have a near trivial...
01-22-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,338
Posted By pipeliner

If you are a recreational rider who isn't...

If you are a recreational rider who isn't concerned with times or competitive riding/group riding/Strava times, then I agree. To say that dropping 600 grams in wheel weight would have a near trivial...
12-26-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By pipeliner

I was a die hard 2x guy because I live in the...

I was a die hard 2x guy because I live in the land of wind and big climbs and the 1x setups just didn't have the range I need. BUT... the SRAM mullet setup is very appealing. The range of that big...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-26-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By pipeliner

If you want to build from frame up, a custom like...

If you want to build from frame up, a custom like Waltly would be a good idea for a guy your size. You probably won't find a factory fat bike that is properly sized but the Wyatt Maverik XL comes the...
11-23-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,739
Posted By pipeliner

I’ve got a GRX 46/30 crankset and running a SRAM...

I’ve got a GRX 46/30 crankset and running a SRAM 11-36 cassette. I had an 11-34 on it but really prefer the 11-36. The gear spacing is much more useful and yes, that extra 2 teeth on real steep...
11-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By pipeliner

I’m not a fan of the Praxis cranks/BB on the...

I’m not a fan of the Praxis cranks/BB on the Revolt. Tough to fit a power meter too… unless the new ones have a threaded BB?
11-16-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,183
Posted By pipeliner

Hmmmm. So we aren't the only couple in the...

Hmmmm. So we aren't the only couple in the country with a purple Meridian......
09-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By pipeliner

Yeah the chain gets noisy and starts to shift...

Yeah the chain gets noisy and starts to shift poorly eventually.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-17-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By pipeliner

The rolling resistance of tubes in a large tire...

The rolling resistance of tubes in a large tire at low pressure is significant. I had two fat bikes set up for sand riding, one with tubes and one without. Anyone could tell the difference right away...
09-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By pipeliner

Chain wax-er thread

Anyone using this Absolute Black Graphenwax? As far as that goes, what wax are you using? I ride gravel a bunch and my main concern was the dry dusty conditions turning my lube into dirt-grit. So I...
09-10-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By pipeliner

I needed an 11 speed chain for my gravel rig in a...

I needed an 11 speed chain for my gravel rig in a hurry last month, ended up paying $80 for a KMC on Amazon. Unreal.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-29-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By pipeliner

https://wyattbikes.com/shop/bikes/fat-bikes/maveri...

https://wyattbikes.com/shop/bikes/fat-bikes/maverick/
08-18-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,838
Posted By pipeliner

Finally! Was really hoping someone would bring...

Finally! Was really hoping someone would bring this up.
08-02-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,661
Posted By pipeliner

It’s our 35th anniversary here in a couple weeks....

It’s our 35th anniversary here in a couple weeks. Just started on the tandem a couple years ago but after a difficult first few rides, it has been a really great shared experience. My wife always...
07-08-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By pipeliner

Good choice with a great drivetrain and brakes....

Good choice with a great drivetrain and brakes. You won’t be disappointed.
06-24-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By pipeliner

9 speed. Typo in the thread title I can’t change.

9 speed. Typo in the thread title I can’t change.
06-23-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By pipeliner

You could just buy a fork with a flat mount for a...

You could just buy a fork with a flat mount for a brake caliper. Get one rated for a tandem. You’ll probably end up buying a thru-axle fork, wheel, mech caliper (to work with your mech brifter) and a...
06-23-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By pipeliner

Help! Need to replace my Ultegra 8s brifters

I have a tandem we enjoy riding but the 3x9 Ultegra brifters are shot. The front works OK-ish, the rear needs coaxing to get it to catch on up shifts after you have downshifted. Besides that, they...
06-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,663
Posted By pipeliner

Look at that o-ring on her fork. Used 80% of the...

Look at that o-ring on her fork. Used 80% of the travel on a 2 day race...
05-12-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,261
Posted By pipeliner

Or a unicorn. Unicorns are nearly as scarce but...

Or a unicorn. Unicorns are nearly as scarce but easier to ride double with.
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