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Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By revcp

My Beargrease with 27.5"x3.8" is very nimble on...

My Beargrease with 27.5"x3.8" is very nimble on trail year round. I'm old enough that I don't ride aggressively on trail--64--but the Beargrease could certainly do that, as could many other fatties....
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By revcp

I had thought fatties were just once more toy for...

I had thought fatties were just once more toy for people who already had too many. Back in 2014, my S-I-L convinced me to give one a spine. I was hooked in five minutes. It was SO much fun being 7...
07-17-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,556
Posted By revcp

Reporting back on my Vaast after about 800 miles...

Reporting back on my Vaast after about 800 miles on it. Most comfortable bike I've ridden. I haven't ridden titanium, but several steel, carbon and aluminum frames. The frame really soaks up road...
07-17-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By revcp

For those searching the forum for info on Vaast,...

For those searching the forum for info on Vaast, I second OldCoot's recommendation. I build up an A/1 over the winter, have been riding it since the roads cleared up here in Minnesota. I really...
03-15-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 311,558
Posted By revcp

Vittoria Terreno Mix G2.0 Tubeless TNT Gravel...

Vittoria Terreno Mix G2.0 Tubeless TNT Gravel Tire, 700x38. Not interested in changing tires for conditions, and their Mix are great as a Jack of all trades. Plus, they were on sale for $39/ea. I've...
01-19-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By revcp

From last summer's tour in northeast Minnesota. ...

From last summer's tour in northeast Minnesota.

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01-10-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,556
Posted By revcp

Brand New Build!

Well, brand "used/take off" build.

Vaast A/1 Frame (Magnesium) and Fork (Carbon)
Mason/Hunt Wheelset with Goodyear Gravel Tires, 42mm
105 11 speed shifters
GRX 810 FD and RD
Praxis Works...
06-19-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By revcp

I did indeed end up going with the Hunt Gravel...

I did indeed end up going with the Hunt Gravel 4-Season.
06-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By revcp

This is true. The problem is that the...

This is true. The problem is that the Specialized TA hub measured 135mm, not 142, so a QR adapter would take it to 128mm or thereabouts, so it would not fit in a 135mm QR dropout, the narrowest with...
11-14-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By revcp

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10-30-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,373
Posted By revcp

It's such a good time to get a used gravel bike....

It's such a good time to get a used gravel bike. Even with the supply chain issues, people are upgrading and selling off their entry level and entry level + bikes that they started out with. $1k will...
10-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By revcp

You'd be surprised what you can get for the cost...

You'd be surprised what you can get for the cost of a set of overpriced wheels.
10-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,556
Posted By revcp

Rove NRB

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My Kona Rove NRB with the wheelset I built for it. Also swapped...
08-23-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,775
Posted By revcp

You just nailed absolutely every single biking...

You just nailed absolutely every single biking category and subcategory. Nothing unique about gravel biking here.
06-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,369
Posted By revcp

Excellent opportunity to learn wheel building....

Excellent opportunity to learn wheel building. I'm replacing the WTB wheelset on my Kona Rove. Got Spank Race 28 rims for $110, Novate hubs for $80, now I just need to measure everything and order...
05-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,000
Posted By revcp

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in...

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in scripture this is frowned upon, but I'm sure it's not a good thing.
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By revcp

My opinion has gone from, "unnecessary niche...

My opinion has gone from, "unnecessary niche bike" to, "if I were swimming in money," to, "maybe," to "N-1". I picked up a little used 2018 Kona Rove NRB (pic below is not mine, but color and model...
05-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,987
Posted By revcp

VGC 1985 Trek 720 with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
05-24-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By revcp

1985 Trek 720, 21" with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,286
Posted By revcp

Nice. My wife is out on her first ride right now....

Nice. My wife is out on her first ride right now. It's a great bike. Only thing stock is the handlebars. Carbon wheelset with Onyx rims, Thomson dropper and stem, XX1 drivetrain, XT brakes.just a...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,286
Posted By revcp

Instead of what I got for my fatbike

How about the fatbike I just got for my wife?

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-06-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,460
Posted By revcp

Well, I could perhaps grant that the carbon frame...

Well, I could perhaps grant that the carbon frame is stiffer and more responsive to the pedal stroke than a steel frame, although that really would be a laboratory stiffness. As for it being more...
12-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By revcp

If you need more leverage

and don't mind spending a few bucks, I recommend the Birzman Damselfly Universal chain tool. Very precise, good solid tool.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 78,234
Posted By revcp

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07-26-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By revcp

If your max is 25mm and that's what you're...

If your max is 25mm and that's what you're riding, there's not a lot you can do but drop the air pressure a bit. Going tubeless will help avoid pinch flats at lower pressure. Also, a good "soft" tire...
06-22-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,680,420
Posted By revcp

Yeah, they are great frames. This is my fourth. ...

Yeah, they are great frames. This is my fourth. Back in the 80s I built up a Stumpjumper Sport that served as my tourer/commuter/car till I retired in in the mid 90s to buy an A1 (Aluminum)...
06-20-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,680,420
Posted By revcp

'95 StumpJumper gravel bike

Stumbled on a '95 SJ M2 frameset (with headset) for cheap. Already had many of the parts--Deore crankset, Deore pedals, Soma Highway One bars, FSA CX brakes, Fizik Aliante saddle, Vittoria...
06-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,711
Posted By revcp

Shimano Sante Group

Good used condition Shimano Sante Group. Perfectly functional 7 speed index shifting. The are a few rubs and a few scratches in the group--rear derailleur, one of the brakes (photo) has a crack in...
06-03-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,369
Posted By revcp

It's a basic square taper bottom bracket. They...

It's a basic square taper bottom bracket. They are surprisingly easy to do maintenance on, and when adjusted correctly spin as well as upscale new ones. You need this tool,...
06-03-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,173
Posted By revcp

Yeah, I should probably just toss it out in the...

Yeah, I should probably just toss it out in the back yard or throw it in the garbage. I like the Sante and should leave well enough alone, but I just like tinkering too much.

Oh, and the 27mm...
05-29-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By revcp

Not a cone wrench

which are 13mm to 17mm, and are for working on hubs. You need 30mm or 32mm spanners. Typically you purchase one spanner that has 30mm and 32mm ends. You need just one, as you can use an adjustable...
05-21-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 42,729
Posted By revcp

I'm guessing a huge percentage of the bikes we...

I'm guessing a huge percentage of the bikes we are recovering never saw dirt. Their trail tires functioned for the owner essentially as playing cards in the spokes, a sound on pavement that made them...
05-13-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By revcp

This. Remove and clean (degrease) the bottom...

This. Remove and clean (degrease) the bottom bracket and bb shell threads, put a bit of blue locktite on the threads and tighten to spec.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By revcp

Thanks, hypno. I picked up a set of nearly new...

Thanks, hypno. I picked up a set of nearly new Egg 3s with an additional set of cleats and spacers. Looking forward to testing them out.
09-26-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 137,936
Posted By revcp

Yes, the chain needs to be replaced. Not only is...

Yes, the chain needs to be replaced. Not only is it rusted, but there are frozen links. A new 6/7/8 speed chain is $8-$10.

If those truly are tubular rims, you cannot use clincher tires and tubes....
09-23-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 107,315
Posted By revcp

I've been using two tires I'm very pleased with....

I've been using two tires I'm very pleased with. On my tourer/commuter I'm riding Marathon Supremes. At 35mm, they're a very supple ride. They don't have the blocky wooden feel if the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By revcp

A good wekend

Started early on Friday with probably the last century of the season. 90 minutes on the trainer Saturday morning and, when the weather cleared, an easy 30 miles outside early evening. Sunday...
09-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,420
Posted By revcp

That's a bummer. Keep your eyes open for...

That's a bummer. Keep your eyes open for another. I'm happy to facilitate if one shows up in the Twin Cities area. Let me know.
09-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,438
Posted By revcp

Excellent buy. I picked up my '88 a few months...

Excellent buy. I picked up my '88 a few months ago. I've had several Miyatas, loved them all, but this Twelve Hundred probably fits and rides better than any bike I've ever owned. In addition to...
09-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,420
Posted By revcp

I agree on the High Sierra. This one appears to...

I agree on the High Sierra. This one appears to be the much coveted "black chrome" color. Great frame, mid fork mounts, excellent components. Andy, yes, this one probably did have roller cam...
09-06-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,222
Posted By revcp

I have an IRD triple

on my 1985 Trek 720. I can't speak to the double, but my assessment of the triple (48-36-24t) is that it is a fine crankset. Also, my bike requires a 127.5mm spindle. Some bikes require only a...
08-27-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 306,775
Posted By revcp

I've rebuilt and sold two 210s, and and 312. I...

I've rebuilt and sold two 210s, and and 312. I recently had a NOS 1991 Team that I build up with DA. It ended up being just a bit large, so I sold it. I built up a 1985 Six Ten for my son, had it...
08-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,528
Views: 1,529,305
Posted By revcp

No fancy color scheme here

I am happy to have joined the club. Picked it up today for $75. All original except for the Technomic stem. This will go on my trainer over the winter. In the spring I'll see whether it will fit some...
08-21-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,771
Posted By revcp

I like brown and honey

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08-19-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,240
Posted By revcp

Matsuri

Saw this posted in FB Marketplace and was just curious about it. Have googled around a bit, but no idea what year or model this might be, and the one pic is little help. It's a very pretty bike and...
07-24-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,208
Posted By revcp

A Via Montego is up for sale through Twin Cities...

A Via Montego is up for sale through Twin Cities Bicycle Trading Post on Facebook. Looks to be in good shape for $160.
07-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,625
Posted By revcp

I'll weigh in on a few things

Yes, repack hubs, bottom bracket and headset. The last of those three will be the most difficult.

Brake pads matter. I recommend Kool Stop salmon pads.

For adjusting the RD, go to the Shimano...
07-14-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,075,090
Posted By revcp

This one is waiting for someone to put it to use

1991 Schwinn PDG 90. Finished cleaning, living and rebuilding it this past week. The Suntour XC Pro Grease Guard is great. I hope whoever buys it enjoys...
07-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,253
Posted By revcp

I also am a member of the 1985 Trek 720 Club

Your build is great. Crank Brothers pedals? They look like they really match the color. What model are they?
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,835
Posted By revcp

Serious rumble strip malpractice

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