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01-30-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By SquishyBiker

My current preference is Signal, otherwise Viber...

My current preference is Signal, otherwise Viber - both these have high encryption and are independent of social networking giants.

My focus with messengers at present is to move my contacts off...
01-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By SquishyBiker

You can rejoin a chain using the Shimano joining...

You can rejoin a chain using the Shimano joining pins, but there is a catch - only break the chain at a original chain pin (indented), not at a rejoining pin (flat).
01-24-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By SquishyBiker

I have recently had problems with frame quality...

I have recently had problems with frame quality on a D-fuse frame (Toughroad) - for this reason alone, I now stay away from proprietary seat tubes...
01-09-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,298
Posted By SquishyBiker

This months goal: 640km I had some stomach...

This months goal: 640km
I had some stomach problems from 4th Jan that kept me off the bike for a couple of days, which cancelled my plans for more mountain biking over that time.

1-Jan: 14.84km...
01-08-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By SquishyBiker

How do YOU fit an inner tube and tire?

I just watched a video where someone fitted a tire in such contrast to me, that I couldn't bite my tongue!
The host both inserted a flat inner tube (he even twisted the tube!) and seated the last...
12-29-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,298
Posted By SquishyBiker

My mileage goal for 2022 is 400 miles/month, and...

My mileage goal for 2022 is 400 miles/month, and if its running, participate in the annual November 100 mile ride around Lake Taupo in New Zealand.
12-27-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,279
Posted By SquishyBiker

Goals for 2022

I was thinking what am I looking for in 2022, and of course another bike was top of my list, but with my weight I just pip over the max total weight of the bikes I want.
So my goal for 2022 I...
12-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By SquishyBiker

I use Revelate Designs top tube bags - they do a...

I use Revelate Designs top tube bags - they do a bolt on bag with a magnetic clip, thats really easy to open with 1 hand.
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/cockpit/MagTankBoltOn
12-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By SquishyBiker

I picked this up yesterday - as per what you were...

I picked this up yesterday - as per what you were saying about aluminum shapes, Scott are now putting the rear shocks INSIDE the frame on these alloy bikes...
...
12-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By SquishyBiker

Consider whats become known as down country...

Consider whats become known as down country mountain bikes, something with 100-130mm travel, front and rear suspension. Giant, Scott, Trek, etc all have variations, but these are perhaps a more...
12-17-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By SquishyBiker

Its really hard to compare, because the geometry...

Its really hard to compare, because the geometry has also changed dependent on the style of mountainbike you are buying - these days, the key measurements with mountainbikes are Reach and RAD
RAD...
12-15-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By SquishyBiker

I run 44mm WTB Byways on a 24mm rim, and they are...

I run 44mm WTB Byways on a 24mm rim, and they are really stable - an i19 just seems too narrow.
12-15-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,799
Posted By SquishyBiker

I thought this was 100mi per ride - thats a bit...

I thought this was 100mi per ride - thats a bit ambitious for me at this stage!

Garmin stats for this month so far:
4-Dec: 11.57km
5-Dec: 36.29km @ 19.5km/h
7-Dec: 37.94km
10-Dec: 30.37km...
12-10-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,979
Posted By SquishyBiker

I run a Giant Toughroad on 44mm WTB Byways,...

I run a Giant Toughroad on 44mm WTB Byways, running 40psi front and 48psi rear (corrected from 50psi front, 60psi rear, used on 32mm tires!)
The bike it fast, perhaps faster than my drop bar bike...
12-09-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,484
Posted By SquishyBiker

Sram and Sunrace do...

Sram and Sunrace do 11-12-13-15-17--19-21-24-28-32 in 3 different 11-32t road cassettes
11-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,590
Posted By SquishyBiker

I loath indoor trainers. Get outside, get...

I loath indoor trainers.

Get outside, get appropriate riding gear, get some good quality flashing front and rear lights, and just ride...
11-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By SquishyBiker

Consider a Trek Top Fuel - you get pretty decent...

Consider a Trek Top Fuel - you get pretty decent kit, 12speed Shimano, and 120mm front and rear suspension....
11-10-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By SquishyBiker

I've been eyeing up some Maxxis Re-Fuse tires in...

I've been eyeing up some Maxxis Re-Fuse tires in 700x40.
You could also try the recently released Conti Urban TaraxaGum 700x35
11-10-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,022
Posted By SquishyBiker

I'd rather like one of these! Zerode Katipo,...

I'd rather like one of these!
Zerode Katipo, designed in NZ.
160mm travel 29er enduro bike, with Pinion gearbox and belt drive driveline....
11-08-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By SquishyBiker

The pressure on your post won't be a problem, its...

The pressure on your post won't be a problem, its most likely the thread in the clamp that you need to watch.
Start with 5nm for a 4mm hex head bolt or 6nm for a 5mm hex head bolt, and put some...
11-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,529
Posted By SquishyBiker

For road touring, I stay with flat handlebars,...

For road touring, I stay with flat handlebars, but I have gone with something called a Soma Dream Riser - I found a lot of so called alternative hand position handlebars were too much of a change to...
05-11-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By SquishyBiker

Evolution of my 2015 Giant Reign

Hi peeps, thought I would put up something about my poor bike, and what I put it through, and where its at now.
For me, I'm 110kg, ok technical ability, but my poor Santa Cruz 29 was getting beaten...
05-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 559,879
Posted By SquishyBiker

I put the MTB triple back on the touring bike,...

I put the MTB triple back on the touring bike, after I used it for commuting for a while - I seldom use top gear these days, even with the mtb triple.
...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 2,428,257
Posted By SquishyBiker

MTB triples on a road bike make for awesome...

MTB triples on a road bike make for awesome climbing range :)
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,322
Posted By SquishyBiker

For touring, I like small jumps between gears,...

For touring, I like small jumps between gears, and I would rather have a lower top end gear to bring the ratios together with a 17-18gi low gear.
My new Salsa Journeyman build is most likely going...
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