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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. Aug 10, 2021 at 3:36 PM
    Pablo8

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    That is cool.

    Finally got a new helmet. Smith MIPS. In white and wait for it....CEMENT. Sorta matches the Taco. Fits perfectly. Didn't break the bank at $110.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    Wish I could have found my RockHopper in GLOSS ICE PAPAYA. :pout:

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    Also...
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  3. Aug 10, 2021 at 4:35 PM
    asuchemist

    asuchemist I Plead Da FiF

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    had my 2020 stumpy st posted but thinking of keeping now after all the flakes

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  4. Aug 10, 2021 at 4:44 PM
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    Figured out my rim holds air, but my valve stem was leaking. Then my front rim tape was failing and sealant coming through spokes. So I redid front and rear tape and gave em new valves. Held air and felt good on my ride today.

    Now I gotta dial in my bent chainring so I stop dropping chains... really wish Norco woulda put full ISCG05 mount so I could run a bash guard. Biggest gripe with the Optic.
     
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  5. Aug 11, 2021 at 4:51 AM
    Pablo8

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  6. Aug 11, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    abacall Life's too short

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    For your weight, definitely go for the Codes. But make sure you get the RSC for the adjustable bite point and contact. More power is always better when it comes to brakes, especially if it's as well controlled as the Codes are. The power difference between Codes and Guides is immediately noticeable.
    I really don't like Shimanos, I've never had a good set. From Saints to XTs, they've always had a wandering bite point and needed bleeding every other week. The Codes are much more dependable (but not perfect) and once you have the bleed down it goes fast. I need to bleed the SRAMs about every month.
    If you're looking to have the most power from them, look into Trickstuff's power+ pads, they make a very noticeable change in power and control, but wear faster.
    Also, think about the Hayes Dominions. They are honestly the best brake I've used, immense power, creamy lever feel, perfect modulation, hold bleeds really well. Currently not running them because they're hard to find parts for when traveling.
     

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  7. Aug 11, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    Dr. Doom Says Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of TRP's going on the DJ bike that im going to try, should be on par with most Shimanos. Couple of guys I know are loving the TRP DHR Evos with the 2.3 rotor. I've been a Shimano brake fanboy for awhile though, wondering bite point and all.
     
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  8. Aug 11, 2021 at 7:11 AM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    Went on an epic ride yesterday. Super fun 33 miles of good times. Just the right ratio of climb:descend.


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  9. Aug 11, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    how did you apply the tape? i tried taking the tire off and putting the rim back on the bike to try and get a straight application, but must have messed something up cuz theres a slow leak
     
  10. Aug 11, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    Finally closing on my new bike cave…uhh I mean house, today!
     
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    I had the rim off the bike, kinda held it between my legs. I just did about 6" at a time, starting with pressure in the concave center with my thumb, then going back and making sure the spots closer to the edges were sealed. There were plenty of parts where I drifted towards one side or another, but as long as the tape is sealed on the edges and you have good pressure in the center channel then you should be good... make sure rim is clean and dry before applying tape and make sure you have the right width tape for your rim width.

    Hell yeah man congrats!
     
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  12. Aug 11, 2021 at 8:54 AM
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    I’ve had mixed results with tape until someone gave me this tip. It adds time but so far after using this technique about four or six times has worked 100%. Use all the best practices to apply the tape: clean rim, correct width tape, even coverage on both sides of the center well, etc. then mount up the tire with no sealant and an inner tube, inflated as high as you dare. Wait a few hours, maybe overnight, then pop one side off the rim, pull the tube, install a valve stem and reseat the tire, except for a few inches, add sealant, and pop the rest of the tire on. This really seals the tape well especially if you have narrow rims without much surface area (I have I19’s) and helps minimize risk of the tape getting peeled up when you swap tires.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    Alright all you CO/UT peeps: This is what I have on the list so far for places to ride on my solo trip out next month. I'll take any recommendations:
    • Fruita/GJ (Two days) - 18 Road, Kokopelli, Lunch Loops
    • Salida or Buena Vista (One day): Recommendations?
    • Crested Butte (One day. Weather dependent): 401, Need one or two more recs
    • Durango (One day): Telegraph Trail System
    • Moab (Two days): Not sure where to even begin
    • St George (One day): Green Valley, Santa Clara River Reserve
    • Hurricane (One day): Goosebery, Grafton, Wire Mesas
    I'll be looking for dispersed camping along BLM land.

    P.S. I'll be out there from Sept. 20th - the end of the month if anyone wants to meet up!
     
  14. Aug 11, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    Porcupine Rim in Moab was awesome. But pay attention to the cairns marking the trail. I missed one and had an extra adventure, but it was worth it for the view I got
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  15. Aug 11, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    Damn man
    33miles and 3900 ft that's a mission for sure. nice work!

    Just did my first ride over 3600 ft... 21 miles few weeks ago surprisingly I was less clapped than I thought I'd be.

    Next goals is to break the 4000 ft mark and 30 miles.
     
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    interesting. I hadn't thought of using a tube to apply pressure to the tape. I'll have to try that.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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    Biking up Mt Elbert near Buena Vista was a wild experience. The top half is super loose scree and had me real nervous, but wow it was awesome. may be a bit much to bike off near the beginning of a long trip though. You could get a shuttle up monarch pass around then, i dont think there will be snow but its a possibility. Rainbow trail south of Salida is supposed to be real good too. tons of camping around BV and shouldn't be too crowded depending on what day youre there.

    Doctor park is a very highly recommended trail in Crested Butte. I tried to ride it last month but was rained out. most of the camping around here is south of CB. I camped at the bottom of pearl pass i think, on the west side. was a bit muddy but no problems in my tacoma. theres a ton more camping east of taylor park reservior and thats a bit closer to doc park. the bike park might be open too. you could get a full day pass and run laps or get a single lift up and bike even higher.

    ill keep an eye on when you'll be in those areas. I would def drive out to BV or CB to ride for a weekend.
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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  19. Aug 11, 2021 at 10:11 AM
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    I just rode some of those places on a big road trip last month. 18 Road has camping, we stayed in the official campground because it was nearly empty and with my senior pass, 50% off, it was cheap and easy. Kokopelli Trails were great! We planned to do a few days in CB then a few days in BV/Salida, but since we were in CB first (came from the west), loved the area and trails, and found a great camp spot, ended up staying there four days, rode three of those days. Never went to BV/Saliba. Note that dispersed camping in that area is now highly regulated, as things had gotten out of control and now there are designated camping areas with specific individual sites. See https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/wp-content/uploads/CB_CampMAP.pdf Sites may be more available when you’re there than for us, at the height of summer. But we were lucky since we found a great site, fun ride to trails and town, and there weren’t too many people around, in the Slate River/Gunsight area. We did drive to the 401 trailhead at Gothic, as that’s a few miles up and out of town (and you still climb over 2200’ in 14 miles for the 401 loop); that trail was the highlight of our trip. You might have fall aspen colors then but do be aware of high-altitude weather risks. Dispersed camping around Moab is also tricky but there are so many places to ride that may not be a problem. And in St George/Hurricane you can’t go wrong. Camping up at Gooseberry is nicer than below the Mesa near Hurricane Rim, but either location lets you ride to lots of trails. I’ve only ridden Santa Clara once and it was nice, but I'm not sure that it’s really a destination unless you’re nearby. Have fun!
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    Man I love this thread. I used the search function and found so many good recommendations. Thanks fellas! I'll send an update when I'm closer to the departure date on where I'll be and when.
     
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