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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:01:43 am »
Excellent info Hyegeek! Thank you!

What tires are you using?  Special tubeless or regular tires with conversion kit?

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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 11:34:47 am »
Thanks Indyfabz!
I was thinking of tube plus a tubless repair kit would be sufficient for a problem like you encountered.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 10:41:51 am »
I did mine with a regular floor pump.   Should not need to mess with seating the bead out on a trip unless it's a major blowout.  At that point, could just jam a tube until reaching a rest stop.

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I am a backer, $25 for any head, $29 choice of color, it goes on from there!

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Gear Talk / Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 07:15:08 am »
Just a few days ago I converted my CX bike to tubeless. I am in love with it.  Anybody tried touring with tubeless?   My initial thoughts are that it may not be good due to the sealant hardening over time, but I was able to get a good seal without any.   Still not sure about the long haul.  I guess if needed one could just put in a tube.

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Gear Talk / Re: New Adventure Bike...from Trek!
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:02:25 am »
Oh man!
My wife is gonna kill me...

Unless I buy her one too!

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I just posted in the RIP Keen string that I use their Newport sandles with MTB low profile platform pedals.   Throw in a sock if you need warmth, seal skin sock if you need dry and warmth.

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Gear Talk / Re: Keen R.I.P.
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:01:53 am »
Keen Newport and low profile MTB platform pedals are my favorite combo.  The carbide teeth agree with the soles.  Does not tear them up at all with tons of grip.

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Gear Talk / Re: New Rider who needs advice on tires
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:37:42 am »
If you are still looking for tires.  I have had great luck with continental touring plus on my daily grinder.  They were pretty cheap with wire bead and I have almost worn them bald without a single puncture.

Side note, my touring rig runs Schwalbe marathons.

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Bike Clubs / Re: Williamsburg, VA club?
« on: February 14, 2015, 08:26:31 am »
Excellent!   Thank you!

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Bike Clubs / Williamsburg, VA club?
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:10:11 pm »
Looks like work is bringing me to Williamsburg area.  Any clubs/groups/shops out there?

Thanks!

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Classifieds / PF30 Eccentric bottom bracket for sale.
« on: February 08, 2015, 06:27:00 am »
I know, not normally an adventure item.  If anyone is interested in converting to a slick internally geared hub, this is your BB!  Converts any PF30 to accept a 24mm crankset.  New in package because I bought 2 and decided to only use 1.  Paid $108 after tax, asking for $75 shipped.

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Routes / Re: Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline Drive input
« on: May 09, 2013, 04:53:57 pm »
Thanks for the info, I will be staying in Little  Switz.

And having a heart to heart with my congresscritters   >:(

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Routes / Re: Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline Drive input
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:13:35 am »
After reading the book and comparing the campground closures for 2013(http://www.nps.gov/blri/parknews/blue-ridge-parkway-releases-2013-season-opening-schedule.htm), I still need a bit of advice.  Any reccomendations (or warnings) for places around crabtree meadows campground.  It is closed this year.  I am going to call over to http://www.wildacres.org/ and see if they can describe the road leading to their campground.  If that is no go I am looking at http://www.alpineinnnc.com/.  Any guidance is much appreciated.

Huli

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General Discussion / Re: The importance of always wearing a helmet
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:59:44 pm »
The current (June) issue of Bicycling Magazine has an article "Why Your Helmet Should Be Safer" that discusses the limits of current helmet designs and why it's so difficult to incorporate newer and better technology. 

In brief, the author states that modern helmets do a great job of  keeping your head intact in major crashes but do a poor job of preventing concussions.  He describes why that's the case, a couple of better technologies and why it's so difficult to get the CPSC regulations changed to require them.  Worth reading.

I was reading at www.cyclehelmets.org and was amazed at the statistics! Personally, I am on the fence about helmets, mostly because I have yet to find one that fits properly, I get a headache after about 5 minutes.  Then I end up modifying it, so then, is it really any good anymore (or even in the first place)?

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