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Tech Bench / Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« on: September 02, 2017, 04:34:05 PM »
Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels (too many spoke breaks after 5 years).

What do you think about the Stans Valor Team wheel set? They are a little heavier than the Spechy. 1441g v. 1380g.

Any other suggestions? I'd like to keep it light.

This would be only for cross country race type use.

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Buy, Sell, Trade / Kinetik Fluid trainer - great condition
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:33:16 PM »
Kinetik Fluid trainer - great condition - works perfectly

Used part of one winter season.


Fluid trainers simulate the actual feel of road riding.

Watt meter can be integrated for power training (sold separately)


Best build quality in the business.


Paid over $350

Yours for $250
















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Buy, Sell, Trade / Shimano MW81 Gore-Tex Winter MTB SPD Boots EU size 48
« on: December 08, 2016, 01:41:50 PM »
It's cold!  :o

You need a pair of lightly used Shimano MW81 Gore-Tex Winter MTB SPD Boots EU size 48!

I'd part with these for $45.

I usually wear US 13's and with these boots I can have a thick sock in them, or go with a light one. Room for foot warmers too!

The Velcro at the top allows you to tuck in pant legs and keep all the wind out.

Used a couple of years, infrequently. Pretty much just winter urban rides. They are in good condition.

This is a screen shot of what I've found on the interwebs to give you an idea of what they look like.

I'll add photos of mine soon.


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Town Run / Trailside CPR!
« on: October 24, 2016, 10:54:17 AM »
It was amazing to see some of our fellow Town Run friends jump to the rescue yesterday afternoon. They were taking turns giving CPR to one of our own until the paramedics arrived.

Having been there to see it I am convinced those guys saved his life.

I'm not sure how he's doing exactly, but the paramedics had him responsive which is utterly awesome.

Apparently the rider fell over while under the interstate. Pretty clearly from a very significant cardiac event.

The ambulance stopped on the eastbound side of 465 and the EMT's worked their way down to the rider. Myself and some others pointed out that they could drive out to the Crystal Lake neighborhood. I believe they extracted him via the interstate since the ambulance was already there.

I heard the guy is expected to recover.

Big thumbs up for all that helped out.

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Griffin Bike Park / Curious about the lakes
« on: August 12, 2016, 03:13:47 PM »
I was looking on Google Maps just to see what my drive from Carmel would be.

I went to the satellite view and noticed several long, narrow lakes, like the one in the park. Most of them looked like they almost connect to other lakes but most of them donít. At least as far as I can tell.

Is the topography that way due natural elements or mining or what?

Just curious.  Looks like the area is quite interesting.

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Last chance before it goes to eBay...

Selling my XL 2012 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29er with carbon wheels. Excellent condition. Bike shop maintained. It is a fantastic bike.

$2,400, or best offer, but it will go to eBay soon, so don't miss it!  We have had several great riding days already this year.

This bike is FAST!

Comparable Epics listed for $2,650 or more on eBay.

Bicyclebluebook.com goes well north of that even without carbon wheels:



Rear shock serviced by Specialized, got it back a week ago, so it's worry-free riding! Fork is in prefect shape.

Once the trails are good you can take it out for a test ride!

Purchased new. This bike hasnít seen much use since I got a 2014 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29er. Kept the 2012 for a backup bike but it doesnít make sense to have two Carbon Epics. My 2012 performs every bit as good as the 2014. No question.

Added Specialized Roval carbon wheels. These wheels are amazing. I could feel the difference from aluminum wheels when I first rolled out of the driveway to go to the trail.  Iíve been able to run low pressures. Iím 190 pounds and I run 18 psi front and 21 psi rear at most trails. The grip is amazing. Been using Stanís tubeless with fantastic results. The tires are hard to get on and off the carbon rims, but that pays off when running low pressures, so itís fine by me.  I use the Stanís injector to top off the fluid and I donít have to unmount the tires. Easy.

Replaced the stock brakes with Magura MTS with 160mm rotors. Nice upgrade. Great brake modulation.

Also added Ergon GS1 grips. I still have the stock grips as well.

I could throw in some SPD pedals.

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Info from Specialized: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bike-archive/2012/epic/epiccompcarbon29/34977

The bike is Gloss White & Black

FRAME
FACT 9m carbon front triangle, 29" geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), M5 aluminum chainstays & seatstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm travel

REAR SHOCK
Fox/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/new 2012 tune, inertia valve, w/ Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm, 29er hose length

FORK
Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, Brain Fade and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel

HEADSET
1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower bearing for tapered integrated HT, cartridge bearings

STEM
Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 105mm, XL: 105mm

HANDLEBARS
Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 680mm wide, 8ļ back sweep, 31.8mm

GRIPS
Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL

FRONT DERAILLEUR
SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull

REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage

CASSETTE
SRAM PG-1050 10-speed, 11-36t

CHAIN
KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates

CRANKSET
Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm

CHAINRINGS
38/24

BOTTOM BRACKET
SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge

PEDALS
Not included

REAR HUB
Roval Control 29 142+, DT Swiss alloy cassette body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h

SPOKES
DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless

SADDLE
Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width

SEATPOST
2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 400mm

SEAT BINDER
36.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt

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Selling my XL 2012 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29er with carbon wheels. Excellent condition. Bike shop maintained. It is a fantastic bike.

$2,400, or best offer, but it will go to eBay soon, so don't miss it!  We have had several great riding days already this year.

This bike is FAST!

Comparable Epics listed for $2,650 or more on eBay.

Bicyclebluebook.com goes well north of that even without carbon wheels:



Rear shock sent to Specialized 3 weeks ago, so it's worry-free riding! Fork is in prefect shape.

Once the trails are good you can take it out for a test ride!

Purchased new. This bike hasnít seen much use since I got a 2014 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29er. Kept the 2012 for a backup bike but it doesnít make sense to have two Carbon Epics. My 2012 performs every bit as good as the 2014. No question.

Added Specialized Roval carbon wheels. These wheels are amazing. I could feel the difference from aluminum wheels when I first rolled out of the driveway to go to the trail.  Iíve been able to run low pressures. Iím 190 pounds and I run 18 psi front and 21 psi rear at most trails. The grip is amazing. Been using Stanís tubeless with fantastic results. The tires are hard to get on and off the carbon rims, but that pays off when running low pressures, so itís fine by me.  I use the Stanís injector to top off the fluid and I donít have to unmount the tires. Easy.

Replaced the stock brakes with Magura MTS with 160mm rotors. Nice upgrade. Great brake modulation.

Also added Ergon GS1 grips. I still have the stock grips as well.

I could throw in some SPD pedals.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Info from Specialized: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2012/epic/epicexpertcarbon29

FRAME
FACT 9m carbon front triangle, 29" geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), M5 aluminum chainstays & seatstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm travel

REAR SHOCK
Fox/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/new 2012 tune, inertia valve, w/ Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm, 29er hose length

FORK
Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, Brain Fade and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel

HEADSET
1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower bearing for tapered integrated HT, cartridge bearings

STEM
Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 105mm, XL: 105mm

HANDLEBARS
Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 680mm wide, 8ļ back sweep, 31.8mm

GRIPS
Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL

FRONT DERAILLEUR
SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull

REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage

CASSETTE
SRAM PG-1050 10-speed, 11-36t

CHAIN
KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates

CRANKSET
Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm

CHAINRINGS
38/24

BOTTOM BRACKET
SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge

PEDALS
Not included

REAR HUB
Roval Control 29 142+, DT Swiss alloy cassette body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h

SPOKES
DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless

SADDLE
Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width

SEATPOST
2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 400mm

SEAT BINDER
36.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt

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Tech Bench / Time pedal users: anyone have the newer (composite) style?
« on: October 05, 2015, 09:38:02 AM »
I'm looking to move from SPD to Time mountain bike pedals.

I have heard folks with the older Time pedals say they are indestructible.

I have also heard that the new, composite types have an issue with pins coming out.

Anyone have a lot of rides in with the new style?

Any issues?

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The only reason anyone should get on the trail from anywhere in the Crystal Lake neighborhood is for trail maintenance. Biking, running and hiking from the Crystal Lake neighborhood is not allowed.

All trail users should start and end at the parking lot off 96th street.

If we all show restraint in this regard we will continue to enjoy the complete loop we have. We can use Town Run thanks to multiple land owners. Take away one section of trail, like the Crystal Lake area, and Town Run would be a mere shadow of what it is today.

I have spoken with property owners in Crystal Lake, including the HOA president. When I park in their neighborhood I make a point to chat with them and make it clear that I'm there for trail maintenance.

In every conversation they bring up the subject of trail users parking in their neighborhood and riding / running / hiking the trail from there. All I can tell them is that we know it's wrong and we really do care about this and we are spreading the word.

Residents in Crystal Lake have had daylight robberies. One homeowner I talked with says that everyone in the neighborhood is on edge and watching people more closely.

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When the South Bend area gets rain, how well does the trail drain?

Like Winona Lake? Potato Creek appears to be in a fairly sandy area but I haven't been in the park.

I'll very likely be up there but hoping to gauge what we will be in for at the DINO race as far as conditions.

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The light wasn't great, but Beth did great anyway.

This link should allow you to download any that you want  https://www.flickr.com/gp/dtozer/scA4Ab

Cheers

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Membership / IMBA/HMBA membership flyers?
« on: April 16, 2015, 11:44:02 AM »
Do we have IMBA/HMBA membership flyers? Something we could hand out during projects and work sessions? I often wished I had something to hand to people at Town Run during work sessions. 

Have we ever considered trail-specific flyers? Sort of a combo of membership info, trail info, how to check trail status, when to stay off the trail, etc?

I looked on imba.com, and while they have membership web pages, I didnít see anything specifically formatted for print that you could download. The imba.com membership web pages have text with embedded links but nothing that spells out, ďwww.imba.com/joinĒ or other links if you just print the web pages.

The ďSpring Membership Drive! Join/Renew Today!Ē article on the hmba main web page could probably be adapted to a two-sided print format. It has a lot of info on it.  In fact I copied and pasted the info, scrunched the images a bit and got it onto a two-sided color PDF file, but the Sub-9, Western Spirit info and references to prizes may not not be the best thing to use.

Thoughts?

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The "older" gentleman wasn't on the trail by the time I left so I didn't see it in action but I chatted with him in the parking lot. An interesting home -brewed "E Bike".

He said it has made the difference between riding and not riding since his health has declined significantly.

Yes, he was aware that they are not "allowed".

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Southwestway DINO race pictures are up!

  https://flic.kr/s/aHsk1WU2Q8

The day started out humid enough to fog our lenses, but it got better after a little while.

Beth took all the still shots (they are awesome as usual) while I was over taking video on the flow trail.

Sorry we only had time and batteries for cat 1 and 2.

Download any images you want for personal use. If you'd like me to crop and enhance some images, let me know.   :)

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Since I couldn't race due to being on injured reserved (broken collar bone), I went out to Southwestway to get footage of the race. The flow trail section was a fun place to be.

Sorry, I ran out of battery before category 2 and 3 folks were on the trail although I got some crowd shots around the start area, which I'll post at some point.

Meanwhile, here's the main event...

http://youtu.be/aO8aBFS7Xmg?list=UUotFuPXQanJ_3SZqrDFBC7A

I suggest the 720p resolution setting, full-screen and a good subwoofer.  ;)

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