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Sept. 10, 2019, 6:57 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: rear tires

Posted by: Brocklanders

After plugging a puncture with the bacon strip, I know I have to pull the tire off and patch  the inside of the tire. How long will the bacon last? Tire tread is at 50%, don't feel like pulling it off and making a mess when tire replace is on the horizon.

How big was the hole? 

You may never need to patch it. 

I had about 700km on a plug in last tire. Which, in the end, died of natural causes.

See how long it lasts, you might be surprised.

Dec. 19, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Posted by: DemonMike

Posted by: kiwizak

SKS make a "strap on" (LOL) bottle mount kit.

https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/collections/water-bottle-cages/products/sks-anywhere-adapter-water-bottle-cage-mounting-adapter-black

This doesn't appear to be the SKS kit, but

The point of the comment , Huge space in the frame for the builder to fit a bottle and they don,t. Some designs force one to mount a bottle on the bottom of the frame . Been there done that , won,t be happening again LOL. With the amount of $$$ some of these frames cost . I want features like a bottle mount in the frame!!!.

There were a handful of others commenting on lack of water bottle mounts, not just you, to which I offered a solution.

I tend to agree though, there is no excuse for lack of bottle mounts, the latest Remedy even has bottle mounts under the top tube for mounting accessories.

Dec. 18, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

SKS make a "strap on" (LOL) bottle mount kit.

https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/collections/water-bottle-cages/products/sks-anywhere-adapter-water-bottle-cage-mounting-adapter-black

This doesn't appear to be the SKS kit, but

Nov. 24, 2018, 1:04 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

I wonder if you could use something like this to mount a dropper leaver under the twinloc.

There is an older twinloc remote that mounts above the bar, for 2x bikes.

Nov. 23, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Its as easy as removing the cable that goes to the fork.

Nov. 2, 2018, 2:40 a.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: Anyone ride a Rocky Element on the Shore?

What about Giant Trance 29, 66.5* and 130mm fork.

July 10, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

Posted by: pedalhound

Posted by: kiwizak

If the bag is too slippery, try running some lines of hot glue on the bag (let them dry), that may help it stay in place.

Good idea! I was thinking maybe a bit of mastic tape that I will be using on my chainstay on either the bag or the frame, should look okay too.

smearing on some silicon caulk would probably grip better to the frame and adhere to the bag better, but not sure if it would "react" with carbon.

July 10, 2018, 2:22 a.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: On-Bike Tools and Repair Storage

Posted by: pedalhound

So, I went to mec and got one of those 1L nano dry sacks, fit's a bunch of tools, and tube and fits in my EDC strap quite nicely. When I strapped it to my old frame I noticed that the material may be a bit too slippery...hope to get my frame this week and get it built up to fully test it out. If it works, I will post it all up with pics. :)

If the bag is too slippery, try running some lines of hot glue on the bag (let them dry), that may help it stay in place.

Feb. 19, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: Trek Fuel 29ers

All the new Fuel EX's have a 210x52.5mm shock regardless of Thru Shaft or not. Fox list the DPX2 in 210x52.5 for the Fuel. And the 2017 Fuel EX 5 had a Rockshox Deluxe. Not sure about any others.

Jan. 5, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
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Joined: July 18, 2017
Re: NSMB - 2018 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

This is my ride for 2018

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