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  1. KillRamsey

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    NEVER get rid of a functional fat bike. It doesn't do much well, but the one trick it DOES have, no other bike has.
  2. KillRamsey

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    Given how much bike you're USED to pushing around, this thing should positively rip.
  3. KillRamsey

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    Niiiice!
  4. KillRamsey

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    Wife's favorite bike is a ~1971 Peugeot UO-8. It was $74 new back then, all steel tubing that is NOT butted, so it's not as light as it could be, but you aren't going to crack the frame. She got it around 2007, in untouched original condition. That was cool for a little while, but SImplex...
  5. KillRamsey

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    Ooooh which case for your camera?
  6. KillRamsey

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    I think a guy here in town does. I've seen SOMETHING like that here.
  7. KillRamsey

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    Cottered cranks, single speed (or maybe a Sturmey 3), Brooks saddle remnants... English made, early 70s probably.
  8. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Sounds like you need a good Cragislist score. Some kind of used fatbike that has a frame your size... I imagine plenty of people buy them thinking they'll use them, then don't, then grudgingly admit it and sell.
  9. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Is (was) there really a normal reailleur hanger tab, or was it directly bolted to the frame? I adopted a 2009 Specialized Stumpy recently, looked rough but seemed sound. Rode it to drop my daughter off at school, and BANG the derailluer actually went far enough in towards the wheel in lowest...
  10. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    14.4 miles of that is serious!
  11. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Srill counts, whether you walked it or biked it. You got up there. That's awesome.
  12. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    1x are my favorite setup right now.
  13. KillRamsey

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    What a gorgeous place. Looks like Bermuda, actually.
  14. KillRamsey

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    We have those here as well.
  15. KillRamsey

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    Lordy that's pretty.
  16. KillRamsey

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    I raced my first cyclocross race Sunday. I did ok - 9th out of 27th in the beginner Mens category. I'm happy with that. Pics my wife (or mostly 8 yr old daughter) took: Me coming down the "flyover" structure for the first time... back side is stairs you run up: KBRX8946P by gordopuggy, on...
  17. KillRamsey

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    That LOOKS hot.
  18. KillRamsey

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    I started to say "what the HELL are those bars" and then I realized it's a bikeshare. Always oddball cuatom parts that are hard to steal.
  19. KillRamsey

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    They're great people (the authors). That book made seeing Portland by bike so, so easy.
  20. KillRamsey

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    HEEEY! Hop In The Saddle! We know the people that wrote it, (we originally just bought it off a shelf to go bike tour Portland with)! Wait, are you here in Oregon?
  21. KillRamsey

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    Good use of fat tires... carrying a load over sand wouldn't be much fun otherwise.
  22. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    That looks gorgeous.
  23. KillRamsey

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    A friend here in town installs them on peoples' bikes for them. He likes them, obviously.
  24. KillRamsey

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    There are. Bafang makes the most popular ones.
  25. KillRamsey

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    She sounds like an ideal candidate for an electric bike. If anyone near you sells them, ask if they do demo rides... they are the great equalizer. Plenty of couples out here have one very able partner (usually the man, who is into fitness riding, on a road bike) and one partner who's less able...
  26. KillRamsey

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    Scenery from recent rides, the past week or so: Electric cargo bike, with my daughter tucked down into it out of the wind. KBRX0820 by gordopuggy, on Flickr This was taken from my saddle, doing at least 15 mph. Lined it up ok! KBRX0850 by gordopuggy, on Flickr by gordopuggy, on Flickr
  27. KillRamsey

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    Lots of pretty stuff there. That 73 Yamaha 175...
  28. KillRamsey

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    Comfort. For most people, 40-45 degrees is about the angle your hands and wrists want to be at when you hold the handlebars. Straight bars, or bars with maybe 5 degrees of bend, have the outside edges of your hands bent outward. If you hold your arms straight out and downward, like you're...
  29. KillRamsey

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    Our electric mountain bike came with big, dumb, straight flat bars. I switched them to these, with nice sweeps at the ends. I wish the bend happened half an inch sooner, to give me a tiny bit more real estate for grips and controls. KBRX5197 by gordopuggy, on Flickr And the VO bars on my 2000...
  30. KillRamsey

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    I assume you, like seemingly everyone else, adore that Jones Loop bar? I have a similar setup on my commuter mtb... Velo Orange bar with a 40 degree sweep, but narrower than the Jones and no loop. Love the hand position.
  31. KillRamsey

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    And that SON hub is making me jealous.
  32. KillRamsey

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    This whole thread is uplifting and delightful.
  33. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    We're about to take posession of a used Bianchi cyclocross bike from friends. The frame is a mix of carbon and aluminum, fork is carbon. Thing probably weighs 22, 23 pounds tops. Neither of us wants drop bars or drop controls, so I'll have a serious project swapping all that out (nooooobody does...
  34. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    44! Man, when you hop onto something more like 28 lbs, it must feel rocket-powered.
  35. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Snow's not too deep either, which probably helps. Looks gorgeous and empty.
  36. KillRamsey

    The Henry Ford Museum

    Is that bus made of wood?!
  37. KillRamsey

    My Fuji transformation

    You did great - don't worry about grammar, you make good points, and it all comes across very clearly. I, too, love the 12mm f2 lens. It's like a delightful, naughty little gremlin that can turn a "normal" looking scene into something with real interest. It has so much character, to the point...
  38. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Perfect bike for that. Because I finally ordered studded tires (after, what, 6? 7? years of bike commuting through winter?), all the snow melted here and it's going to be in the 40s for awhile, + rain.
  39. KillRamsey

    Artemus (one week before his 9th birthday)

    Wow- his eyes!
  40. KillRamsey

    There's Always That One...

    That's awesome
  41. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Awesome - that's a ton of work! The second one looks like an old scree field that treed over in the past 20 years.
  42. KillRamsey

    first few XT-20 shots...

    ^ An indirect, not-too-helpful answer of sorts: I know that with Fuji's remote camera app on phones, when I'm controlling and shooting the XT1 with my iphone, I can tap once to focus and shoot. So you'd think that Fuji would make that an option on newer touch screen cameras too...
  43. KillRamsey

    first few XT-20 shots...

    Nice! The 35 f1.4 is an ancient design (by Fuji X standards) but it hasn't really been bested optically at that focal length. It's still a top-3 "must have" lens as far as I'm concerned, and maybe for some people it's in the #1 spot. Helluva compliment for a 1st generation lens, 5(?) years on.
  44. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Those little (may they ever be little!) reminders are good for you.
  45. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Ohhhh damn. I'll say this: all the places I've been and ridden, city or woods, by FAR the most dangerous thing I’ve come across are railroad tracks embedded in the road. And by proxy, that also includes cattle grates, or narrow ditches… anything that could grab your front wheel if you don’t...
  46. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    It's crazy-pretty up there. And you can ride side by side, not worrying about cars. KBRX8375 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
  47. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Took a shot of the bar setup on my electric mtn bike for you, Tony. Was riding to pick up my daughter from a summer camp that's a little over 8 miles away in Mosier, which means riding the old car-free Columbia Highway, through tunnels, along cliffs... it's incredible up there. I love the new...
  48. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    I hear you. I want to go back, but with a bit more caution. And with a camera, somehow.
  49. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    Alright, Tony. I’ve taken the Fisher out on serious mtb trails now. We’ve got a friend staying with us again who comes out here to kite surf, mtb, etc every summer. He’s been to Post Canyon, an extensive set of trails on the west edge of town that’s really popular. I’d never been, mostly because...
  50. KillRamsey

    Project Beastie Bike

    That's about what I was guessing. If you ever DO hop on something that weighs more like 30 pounds, you're going to feel like you've got a rocket strapped to your butt. When we did that eastern Oregon ghost town bike tour, I borrowed one of their fleet of loaners, a Fuji Absolute. It's a flat bar...
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