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  1. #46
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    Just found this article on rotor size for disc brakes. Gives recommended sizes for different types of bikes, riding, and body-type.

    I recently built a single-speed steel mountain bike with simple mechanical disc brakes. It's a Surly Krampus with 29+ wheels that take tires up to 3 inches wide (known as mid-fat), so fairly heavy, but not terrible. I chose 160 mm rotors for both front and rear wheels. I've been riding it over dunes in a maritime forest (seriously!), and it's doing well. I weigh about 155 lbs. I was afraid I'd need 180 mm for the front on that heavy bike, but that would have been overkill.

    Wish I'd seen this article a couple of years ago. Was always confused about the different sized rotors.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  2. #47
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    Spare Water Bottle Cage Mount for bikes that don't have enough places to carry water.

    I did found the perfect spare bottle cage holder for my Krampus. It's by Two Fishes, and inexpensive. I added double-sides sticky tape to adhere some rubber from an old bike tube to the inside of the Velcro. This caused it to grip the bike more firmly than depending on just the grippy area behind the bottle cage area. Definitely recommend this piece of equipment if someone wants a spare water bottle mounted to their bike. They also make a tire pump holder that I'm going to buy.

    I tried the Elite Cage Holder previous to this, it lasted through one short ride on pavement. The next ride it broke. The Two Fish cage holder lasted through a 4 hour ride over rough trails last Sunday.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 05-15-2015 at 05:56 AM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  3. #48
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    Unisex Cleat Covers?

    I have no idea what that means.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

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    It sure brings up all kinds of images though.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  5. #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    It sure brings up all kinds of images though.
    My mind didn't even go there!!!
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

 

 

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