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About beerdoh

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    Fishing (duh), cycling, skiing.
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    Working for the man.

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  1. I'll take them for asking. PM sent.
  2. Thanks for the confirmation ksong. Hopefully they will be available for purchase by spring.
  3. Very cool and nicely done! Some serious engineering went into that.
  4. Wow. Now that's a Road Warrior contraption if ever I saw one. Did you build that? What does that thing weigh? Looks like you are missing a pedal/crank arm.
  5. My fishing bike is also steel. It was my off-road bike for a year before that and all I did was spray the inside of the tubes with Boeshield when it was new. It's hard to ensure you are reaching every nook and cranny but I honestly wouldn't worry too much about it. In all my years of riding I've never had a steel bike frame rust through and I've had a lot of bikes. Grease the seatpost, grease all threads (bottle holder threads included), if you are replacing the bottom bracket it will be sealed but grease the threads on the BB cups. You may want to make sure the headset is adequately greased. Don't get any grease or lube on your brake pads. You will regret that for a long time if you do. You can de-grease the rotors but harder with the pads. Over time paint will chip off the wheel dropouts. It's unavoidable when you take the wheels off and put them back on. I get the rust off those areas and use a paint based Sharpie pen to reseal. A bit of grease doesn't hurt on the dropouts either. FYI, Boeshield is a good replacement for Framesaver and dries into a film. It's also a great lube for chain's, derailleurs, reels, etc. Most bike shops carry the spray and drip bottles. Keep us posted on progress.
  6. I disagree but of course it depends on the beach and your level of fitness. Soft sand is a tough go for sure. I've ridden the Nauset beach road out past Pochet island and that type of loose, deep sand is to be avoided unless you are super fit. Nauset beach itself however is easy riding as are most beaches in MA and RI. Regarding maintenance, regular beach riding isn't really such a big deal if you keep things relatively clean and well lubed. All you need to do is rinse the sand and salt off with a low pressure hose after every ride using a stiff brush once in a while on the cogs and chain. Grab the chain with a rag and pedal backwards to get off any surface sand and re-lube with a dry lube. I ride bikes in all conditions and do a lot of mountain/fat biking off road with stream crossings, mud, road salt and snow. These bike are a lot more durable than people think. Below is my off-road bike after a typical winter ride. The drive-train is caked with mud and debris. In those conditions a yearly overhaul is necessary but in between all I do is rinse the bike if it's not too cold and re-lube (with a heavy lube) as necessary.I change the chain once per year to reduce wear on the cogs but otherwise just clean things as best I can between rides...
  7. Yep I saw that thanks. I realize they aren't replacements but I'm wondering which size, rating and price point (although looks like they have not decided on price) they will fall into. I was guessing that they would compare to what is currently in the East Coast Special lineup based on comments that the new rods will come in 10 & 11' 3/4-4 oz and 10 & 11' 2-6 oz versions.
  8. ksong, are these an updated (thinner) version of the existing "East Coast Special" rods? If so, will there be a 10' 3/4 - 4 oz version?
  9. I carry a Lezyne HV Drive Pump. You definitely don’t want to have to remove a 25 TPI tire in the field. Only way to get them unseated is to lay the wheel down and walk on the sidewalk. To avoid that you can put some Stan’s tire sealant in the tube. You can squirt it right into the valve. Just remove the valve core first. 6 oz per wheel should do it. It adds weight but worth it IMHO. Those big tires seem to find every thorn and pokey thing on the trail.
  10. Tomkaz, the welds look fine. That bike will do the trick. One more thing you should buy is an Accu-Gauge “low pressure tire gauge”. Standard tire gauges are not sensitive enough to give accurate readings in the 4-15 PSI range. Make sure you specify the valve type (presa or schrader) when you order. For actual riding, things most people forget to bring with them are: spare tube, high volume frame pump, tire levers, cycling multi-tool. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to repair flats for other people who were unprepared. And don’t forget a hydration pack. You can put your tools and snacks inside!
  11. I vote around based on the number of sightings on the outer cape vs CCB. Also a lot more seals on outer cape. Would love to see one cruising through the ditch though...
  12. Hey Chuck, We've been talking on another thread. I think this is tomkaz official project/build thread.
  13. You could probably rig up a clamping mechanism using hub or seat post quick release levers.
  14. ksong, The Black Hole USA sight lists all rods (except Suzuki) as having "Nano Carbon Techonology (WXW Wide X-Wrapping)". I thought one of your previous replies suggests not all rods have nano wrapping so I'm still confused. I'm looking for a 10' 1-4oz MF rod and the East Coast Special Surf looks like a contender. Does this rod incorporate nano wrapping?
  15. I had the same issue with my Ultegra on a rod with small stripper guide. The parallel reel foot doesn't play nice with them. That said, I'm interested in the rod if you still want to sell it after your test casting.