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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Mar 31, 2021 at 7:43 AM
    jjones.yota

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    That’s clean! I like it.
     
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    I have three knee-pads...

    The Dainese Trail Skins (super breathable, moderate protection)
    The Fox Enduro, (super warm, minimal protection)
    POC VPD 2.0 (moderately warm, solid protection)

    All in all, I feel best riding in the POC, but find myself using the Dainese probably the most. Because; breathability https://advdogs.com/2018/03/dainese-trail-skins-2-review/

    If I fall, I land on my knees. I like my knees.

    Watching my wife go through knee replacement surgery in her early 40's because of knee abuse in her youth, you want to take care of your knees.
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2021 at 10:47 AM
    RattleTractor

    RattleTractor Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Been working on v1 of the truck bed bike slide. It's more like v1.5 now with a few minor tweaks, but I didn't take any more recent pictures.

    IMG_9831.jpg
     
  4. Mar 31, 2021 at 11:38 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Good news for Yeti: Enve is bout to take the crown of "who can crack rear triangles the fastest" :rofl:


    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/env...-business-with-new-ultra-premium-custom-road/
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    "Enve Composites — a brand best known for its carbon fiber wheels and cockpit components — has today announced that it’s getting into the carbon fiber frame business with the new Custom Road. It’s actually two closely related custom frames, both featuring a sleekly modern silhouette, an emphasis on blending ride comfort and aerodynamic performance, a low weight and custom paint, and fully custom geometry using a novel modular construction that’s made from start to finish at the company’s headquarters in Ogden, Utah.

    As you’d expect, it’s also eye-wateringly expensive with just the “chassis” draining your wallet to the tune of US$7,000."
     
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  5. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:15 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    so...when are you buying it?? haha
     
  6. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:20 PM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    That thing is slick! Let me know how it goes, I might want to do something like that under a soft topper. I was actually coming back into this thread to ask about something similar...

    o_O DAMN I spent I think close to 950 on my Giant road bike, I know bikes are expensive but o_O at a certain point - diminishing returns, am I willing to spend an extra 2 grand for an oz of weight savings? Me? No - I'll just not eat the extra donut :rofl: I'm overweight enough that bike weight savings are an oxymoron - not worth it for me.






    ANYWAY point I'm here - I have a 27.5 full squish. I just got a soft topper and the plan is to keep it under the soft topper when going on trips (IE Up to northeast kingdom or Knoxville) and sleep in the cab (that part is already sorted). But, I am reminded now that I have another soft topper - they're annoying and bulky and I hate full caps :( worth it, and I like it, BUT .....

    I'm wondering if anyone has done a slide or other "easy" way to get a bike (MTB, 29 or 27.5, or a BMX bike.... :spy: ) under a tri-fold tonneau aside from the obvious "take off the wheel and pedal and just lay it on its side". Not that there's anything wrong with that, just curious if there's someone that made a slide or something for that. :notsure:

    I have the soft topper and will use it unless and until I find a good way to work with a tonneau instead. I would also be keeping a cooler (ozark trail 26qt) and general storage bins in there. Realistically in the bed I would want to be able to stash the bike, the cooler, and 1-2 bins this size:
    upload_2021-3-31_15-18-15.jpg

    In the meantime - I am going to set up a fork mount and just put the bike upright in the soft topper, there's plenty of room with that thing. I just don't want to cover my rear glass all the time like that :( I like seeing out the back/having the rear slider :rofl:
     
  7. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:35 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Friends dont let friends buy ENVE :D

    WeAreOne or nothing!
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:38 PM
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    i think your bar width would be a limiting factor to putting your bike under a cover. fork travel would have some impact, but not as much as bar width.

    then you would have to factor the height of whatever slide you use.
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    Just joined the mountain bike club. Always wanted one but didn’t want to spend the money. Finally pulled the trigger on a used 2017 Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01 with Reserve carbon wheels
     
  10. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    thats a hella nice bike for your first setup
     
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  11. Mar 31, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    Haha thanks man. I know I’m over biked for my skill level, but the deal seemed too good to pass up. PO works at a bike shop and he definitely took great care of it. He was only selling it because he moved up to 29".
     
  12. Mar 31, 2021 at 1:01 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    true story. I have weareone on my following. I want to upgrade my altitude to weareone's as well. Just gotta wait for budget to free up. haha
     
  13. Mar 31, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    youre gonna enjoy riding it. if not you can sell it for pretty much what you paid unless you drop it off a cliff, then its 10% off
     
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  14. Mar 31, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    For sure! I’ve been riding it everyday since I got it.
     
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  15. Mar 31, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    Hmm - I was planning to take the front wheel off regularly and lay the bars flat, but they would still extend out the back. I have a 27.5 though so it's a bit smaller than a big boy bike :D

    Once I get out there and start riding more I will experiment with laying it flat and see what I can pull off - in the meantime, I have the topper so it's not like it's an urgent need in order to get out there. I was planning on using the topper. I just need to get better at folding it up to have my bed back I guess.

    Nice! I'm on 27.5 - I'm coming from the BMX world, the smaller wheels and tighter geometry are more my speed than a 29er trail dozer. I just got mine (used, GT verb) in November right before the worst of the cold and snow hit :( I'll probably try to get out on it a lot in the next few weeks now that we're warming up a bit - and desperately trying to be not obese :rofl:
     
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    Nice, I’m also coming from BMX! I wanted something with 27.5" wheels for the same reasons. I figured it might feel a little more familiar.

    Same here :rofl:. I destroyed my gravel frame back in November and have gained about 20lbs since haha. Hoping this helps!
     
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    RattleTractor

    RattleTractor Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    PM me if you want the parts list.

    Also you have the BEST username. +1 for you, my friend.
     
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    Is it generic 80/20 building blocks?
     
  19. Mar 31, 2021 at 4:12 PM
    RattleTractor

    RattleTractor Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Yeah 80/20 & Tnutz. I found that 90% of the battle when working with that stuff is just faffing around with all the ways to connect it together though, so a parts list might be more useful than it seems on the surface.
     
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