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Buy, Sell, Trade / Topeak Joe Blow Fat Pump - $30
« on: July 04, 2018, 03:08:19 PM »
Hello All-

I have a new/never used Topeak Joe Blow Fat Pump.  It is specifically designed for Fat Bikes - but I think that this is the best mountain bike pump out there.  Only goes up to 30psi - which is more than enough for mountain bikes.  It is designed to move large amount of air at a lower pressure.  Presta and shredder.   Does not have the little inflator tube for toys - still has ball inflator needle. 

Here is the pump on Amazon:

Open to some trades - a decent 25.4 stem, thomson 27.2 seatpost, nice 26" tires.  Let me know what you have...

I have pics, but am new to the area/board - and can't figure out how to attach.


Tech Bench / Re: Helmets
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:46:06 AM »
Giro is the best fit for me.  I love the Feature - for price/fit - but there aren't a lot of placed to attach a light if you do night riding.

Bell & Giro are made by the same company.

All the helmets meet a minimum safety requirement - but some are safer than others.  IE - the feature has a lot more back of head coverage than many other Giro helmets.

POC also is sort of the volvo of the helmet game - going beyond on safety.

Tech Bench / Re: brake post facing
« on: May 31, 2017, 09:02:45 PM »
I would call around.

Is there a specific issue with the frame that makes you think you need this tool?

I bet you could get some linear pull/v-brakes out of the used bin over at Freewheelin' Bikes in Indy...

Tech Bench / Re: Finger amputations - need adaptive suggestions
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:56:41 PM »
Saw these new Time Trial hydros from TRP - would be a pretty complicated/custom set up - since you would need a spot for the cable to exit and the ID of a road bar is different than a mtb bar.  But it is good to know they are there.

EDIT:  I forgot to include the link...

Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: Wtb: 26" wheelset 15x100, 10x135
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:52:36 PM »
Too wide?  That is a weird thing to say.   ;D

Looks like they are 30mm inside.


Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: Wtb: 26" wheelset 15x100, 10x135
« on: March 22, 2017, 10:57:02 AM »
I have a set of Velocity P35 (aka Blunt 35) laced to White Industry MI6 hubs with Wheelsmith Spokes.

Currently set to standard QR - but you can get a conversion kit from White Industries to make the front wheel 15mm.

I love this wheelset, but they have been in a box too long...

Tech Bench / Re: Finger amputations - need adaptive suggestions
« on: March 22, 2017, 10:53:14 AM »
I was worried about cables too - the one option to reduce that issue is going with a Magura or Hayes brake where the hose comes out more forward versus to the side.  The Shimano & Sram/Avid come straight out - and that would be a bad thing in this configuration.

Also - you could get an extra long set of bars - or alt bars (jones,etc) that might move the hoses out of the way...

Tech Bench / Re: Spoke Cutting and threading
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
I had called around too - BGI has the Phil Wood spoke cutter and thread/roller.

It is beautiful $1500 machine that cuts and rolls threads into the spoke. 

Hozan makes a spoke threader - but it is very laborious and not quite as precise.  It also requires a separate cut, and then a thread.  If you are just doing one or two spokes for a repair, it works.  Not what you want to use for a full wheel build.

Tech Bench / Re: Cutting handle bars
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:18:01 PM »
If using a pipe cutter, be careful that the blade doesn't start to "walk" creating a sort of spiral effect.  Hacksaw with no guide usually won't give you a straight cut.

Tech Bench / Re: Finger amputations - need adaptive suggestions
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:16:01 PM »
If you are braking with your pinky - could you move the grips inboard and mount the brake outboard - so that the lever is closer to the pinky?

Find a Ride / New Hoosier - Sunday or Monday afternoon rides?
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:10:11 PM »
Let me try this again:

I am a new Hoosier, and I was hoping someone might be up for showing me some of the trails.  I know there is a Brown County ride on Thursdays - but I am in Indianapolis, and Thursdays are a bad night for my schedule.

Anyone up for showing a new guy around - somewhere closer to Indianapolis either Sunday or Monday afternoon/evening?


General Trail Information / Indianapolis Trails
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:07:46 PM »
I am a new Hoosier - moved to NW Indianapolis (Crooked Creek) - and looking for some trails.

It looks like Town Run and Fort Harrison are the closest trails - am I reading that right?  If so, any one want to show me around on a Sunday or Monday afternoon/evening?

Tech Bench / Re: Trek mt220 weight reduction
« on: November 02, 2016, 10:04:43 PM »

Wheels are a good idea - but 24" will be a little tricky to find.

What a rigid fork?  Those low end coil sprung forks are stupid heavy.

Or a good price on a decent used bouncy fork.  26" fork would work if you were running discs.

Find a Ride / Meet up with a new Hoosier?
« on: November 02, 2016, 09:42:41 PM »
Hello All,

I just moved out to NW Indianapolis from SW Pennsylvania.  I have a weird schedule, but could be up for riding Monday or Saturday - or Sunday afternoon.

Anyone up for taking me around?  I am not a fast rider, but I am pretty comfortable with technical (rocks & roots).  It would be great to learn about some of the trails that are closer for me.


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