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Started by JesseD Feb 2, 2016. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Hi All,Anyone working on a Gravel Grinder / Bike Packing rig for the coming spring and Summer? I just ordered my first frame pack this week (…Continue
Started by Kenneth Brown. Last reply by JesseD Apr 30, 2015. 1 Reply 1 Like
I'm preparing to begin a new bike build. The frame in my avatar is way too big. I'm going with a 56cm Bianchi Axis with a All City Nature Boy fork. This build will begin life as a single speed. Cranks are 165 RD2 Sugino Messenger with a 39T…Continue
Started by JesseD. Last reply by Jon Ervin Aug 9, 2014. 8 Replies 0 Likes
Ok so this week i began seriously riding the trainer again and it started out rough but by tuesday i was having a better time and riding longer. So i thought i'd hold a non scientific poll and see how others feel about riding the turbo trainer.
Started by JesseD. Last reply by Jon Ervin Aug 9, 2014. 7 Replies 0 Likes
Like most others, I have gone through some pretty epic changes in my life in the last 2 years and now I am finding myself wondering if I really NEED 3 bikes (1 road, 1 "Cross and 1 MTB)? What do you think, should I sell my road bike and use my…Continue
Started by Dugafola. Last reply by JesseD Aug 28, 2013. 1 Reply 0 Likes
how's everyone doing so far? season is right around the corner...i'm 210# right after my morning pee. hoping to drop a solid 5 lbs over the next month or 2....the training should help. i need to be better with my diet.Continue
Started by Dugafola. Last reply by Dugafola Oct 17, 2012. 6 Replies 0 Likes
what kind or rubber are you guys running?i'm currently running clincher clement PDX 33s. they are fine for the most part. they roll well and are awesome in wet grass. my only gripe on them is the transition from center to side is a little bit…Continue
Chris -- great idea about Clydesdal Cycles. Some clothing bits:
1. Primal wear does offer "expanded" womens' sizing but their womens' 3X jersey fits a woman with about a 42" chest. Not super-impressive.
2. Tough Chik has recently changed their size patterns so check with them before bringing in a whole buncha stuff. Their 2011 shorts may not fit the same as their 2010 model.
3. Squadra makes shorts labeled Womens' XL that will fit to about a 35" waist. Check with them to see if they might offer expanded sizing for women in the future. NICE shorts.
4. J & G Cyclewear (formerly known as Jackson & Gibbens) has been around for a zillion years and has one of the most impressively expansive size ranges for bike-cut rainwear in the industry. (Well-made stuff; their "Waterproof-Breathable" rain jacket is one of the nicest out there!) Size range extends to fit mens 52" chest in some items and rainpants go to something like a 48" waist. Not womens' specific but their unisex sizing will fit over some hips. (I can wear a mens' large over my jeans in their rain pants.)
They mostly do online retail but maybe would be open to a wholesale arrangement with your shop.
Hope this helps --bh
just wanted to jump in on the Clydesdale and Athena posts... I started a company focused on meeting our (yeah, I weigh 350) needs. Along with building wheels, I also sell bottom brackets, chains, etc.
But, more to the point of the recent comments, I am trying to compile a list of all known Clydesdale/Athena apparel so I can offer a one stop shop for clothing. So far I carry Mt Borah and Terry, and am working on a few others (Louis Garneau, etc). I just email Tough Chic (thanks for the info!), and hopefully they will be on board, too.
If you can think of anyone that you would like to see carried, let me know! I'm tired of feeling like an outsider in this sport, and I am doing what I can to make it easier on us :)
Was talking about this with a buddy today and thought I would share. Two years ago I stood on the start line with a fellow clyde who was bragging about his amazing wheelset (Salsa Delgado Cross rims). His claim's were basically: I never get pinch flats, they are wide so I can run lower pressure & get great traction, they are beefy and never come out of true.
In Feb I bought a new Salsa Chili and thought why not build up a set of Salsa wheels to match. I had Salsa Delgado's laced to Shimano 105 hubs (budget style) w/ Mud 2's. I had them built by Web Cyclery in Bend, OR
I put over 1500 road miles on them during the summer & 13 cross races this season. I had them tightened up after about 500 road miles and since then they never came out of true. I never got a pinch flat & would run fairly low pressure for clinchers: avg about 40-45 for most. I'm 220lbs & I’ve made a hobby out of breaking bikes & parts. I pushed it every race and really feel like I hammered on these.
Anyway - for the Big Boned out there - I would highly recommend them.
Has anyone been on the Motobecane Phantom from bikesdirect? Wanting to get a solid bike for a few races a year and some commuting. I know there is tons of opinions about bikesdirect, but would like to hear some actual experiences.
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