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Classifieds / Re: FS: Brand new Brooks Team Pro chrome saddle
« on: February 20, 2015, 07:38:54 am »
$125. Anyone??

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Classifieds / FS: Brand new Brooks Team Pro chrome saddle
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:31:50 pm »
Selling my brand new Brooks Team Pro. Too narrow for my sit bones. Paid $190 new, will sell for $150 or best offer + shipping.

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Located in Grand Haven, MI 49417


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If this were my bike, here's what I would do:

1. Buy a new Marge Lite wheelset and drop 1.5-2 pounds of rotating weight.
2. Keep the original Large Marge wheelset hanging out in the garage with a different set of tires mounted.

This way you've always got a backup wheelset at the ready, and you don't have to swap tires around for changing trail conditions.

That's what I'm gonna do. Just ordered the Marge Lites today, and will keep the others setup with the Larry/Endomorph setup it came with. After my next paycheck I'm gonna order up the Rabbit Hole wheelset...and in the spring see how I like that.

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You're overlooking the rotational mass part of things. I'm not trying to lower the overall weight of the bike - hell, I'm 6'4" and weigh 230# - but if I can lose 2-3 (or more) pounds of rotational mass, that makes more sense. I bought the Pugs cuz I don't care about the weight of it. It's a tank and I love it!

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Gear Talk / In desperate need of your opinion on wheelsets and bikes...
« on: January 07, 2015, 12:12:46 am »
Okay, here's my first world dilemma. Stick with me's kinda messy but I'll keep it as clear as I can...

I've got a pretty much stock Pugsley with the double-wall Large Marge wheelset with Knards mounted on 'em.

All this crap is stuck in my head as I move away from racing and more towards adventure cycling / bikepacking.

The Pugs is my only mountain bike...but I'm wanting a Karate Monkey Ops (I'm a big Surly fan - also have a Disc Trucker)...

So here's my choices.

First, do I lighten up the Pugs by going to a Marge Lite wheelset? If so, I have two choices - buy new Marge Lite wheelset OR build with new rims and spokes, using current hubs. Or, do I just stick with the stock Large Marges and not worry about losing the couple of pounds?

Second...transform the bike into a KramPugs by adding a Rabbit Hole 29+ wheelset...again, two choices here - buy new Rabbit Hole wheelset OR build with new rims/spokes/hubs (or hubs from Large Marge wheelset).

OR - do I ditch the Rabbit Hole 29+ idea all together and just get a Karate Monkey? I've pretty much ruled out a Krampus due to the lack of suspension.

I really suck at making decisions like these. I can afford to do any / all of the choices, but only wanna spend money where it's gonna actually benefit me in the end.

Thanks everyone for your opinions and thoughts!
Ride safe

Great Lakes / Re: Prevailing winds on MI coast
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:56:11 am »
Prevailing winds around these parts are westerlies coming across the lake.

Have a great trip!

EDIT: How was the trip? I just noticed it was this past August you were doing this...haha

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