(click link for photo album)start at $110
(and up, depending on features)


Everything Bag (click link for photo album)
- one bag only - $50
- one bag with p clamps or hose clamp mount - $60

Bar bag with pocket $75

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Contact me at jeremycleaveland@gmail.com for questions or to order.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Garage Sale, etc.

(Garage Sale items at end of post)

Since 2010, I have been pedaling with a "midfoot" position, that is, the pedal axle is underneath the center of my arch. I began doing this because of a calf overtraining issue, but now it has become habit. Last year I heard of an "innovative" platform pedal, and, wondering what it could be, checked out their website. I became more skeptical as I read, all they did was make the pedal wider.... that is, until I read why it was wider. The pedal is wider because it is designed to be placed midfoot, exactly how I had been riding. With a normal pedal midfoot, the pedal body is narrower than the arch. But with the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedal, the platform is wide enough for the arch to be supported at both ends, just like an arch bridge's foundations. This results in a more comfortable pedal to stand on. Pedaling midfoot reduces stress on the calf muscles. The calf contributes almost no power to the pedal stroke, so this actually saves energy. The pedals work great and integrated flawlessly into how I ride.




Our child would throw rocks in the creek all day long.....
Meanwhile I tried to climb Dunsinane Mountain, which is completely trail less and seldom climbed... I got to the North Ridge, and didn't like the look of the loose rock scrambling ahead so turned back.










Garage Sale

All items are cash pay or Paypal, buyer pays shipping.

Vassago Fisticuff, Generation 2, 54 cm. 
Used, with the paint rubbed off from frame bag straps. This cyclocross inspired steel frame can do it all - road, gravel, touring, commuting, light singletrack.... disc or v brakes, singlespeed or geared, drop bars or flat bars.... take your pick, then set it up a different way. I've ridden the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Fisticuff frames many miles, and the Gen 2 fixed everything that I didn't like about the Gen 1. I put frame saver inside it at some point too.
The frame is in good useable condition, I just no longer have need of it.
$225.


Ultralight Frame bag for Fisticuff 54 cm
This frame bag is custom sewn for the Vassago Fisticuff 54 cm, but will also fit many similar sized cyclocross or road frames.
It weights a scant 4.5 ounces or so and is made from cuben fiber, for the ultimate in strength at low weight. It features a #8 YKK water resistant zipper, and reflective tape and bright orange color for commuter bike visibility. It secures to the frame with 1.5 mm cord (included) to save weight over using velcro, and experiment with the method. Each side of the bag has a small hole where the crank arms rubbed the bag (only when large hard sided objects where in the bag). More careful bag packing will prevent the problem from continuing. I can patch the holes before shipping. The zipper is in great shape.
Regular price new on this would be $150. Get it now for $75 including shipping to the 48 states.



29 inch Front Wheel - DT 350 / Velocity P35
This front wheel is great for rough 29" mountain bike riding, and fits either a large volume 29er or 29+ tire very well. It is laced 32 hole, 3 cross with 14 gauge spokes, tensioned, stress relieved, and trued. I built it up to try 29+ on the front of my mountain bike, but having since acquired a dedicated 29+ machine, this is no longer necessary. The wheel has only a few hundred miles on it.
DT 350 front hub - 9 mm quick release, 100 mm spacing, centerlock, but comes with a 6 bolt adapter, and Avid 160 mm rotor.
Velocity P35 rim, sparkle silver
Wheelsmith 14 gauge spokes and brass nipples, oiled before installation
$150

 


Rare 29er V brake 240s wheelset!
There where only a handful of these rear hubs made by DT Swiss. It is a non-disc 240s rear hub with singlespeed cassette, 135mm quick release. Mike Curiak laced them up with butted spokes to Stans 355 29er rims, I got the wheelset used.
The unique wheelset is very light but ready for rough endurance riding, touring, commuting, or bikepacking on or off road.
The rear hub makes for a very strong wheel build because the non-disc and singlespeed cassette means the flange spacing is as wide as possible, giving the rear rim the best support from the spokes. This means a light weight rim will be stronger.
The front hub is a standard 240s non-disc hub.
Run it singlespeed, or with a few cogs from a cassette - I used 5 cogs from an 8 speed cassette.
Comes with Schwalbe Marathon Racer 35 mm tires and tubes, probably 90% tire life left.
Get this rare workhorse for about the cost of the rear hub - $325.


Manitou Tower Pro 29 80 mm
For those of us that still like 1-1/8" steerer tubes and 100 mm quick release front hubs, this is a great light weight suspension fork.
The uppers squeak a little when standing up pedaling, Manitou says this isn't a safety issue.
The fork is in good working order and doesn't leak oil or air, but may be due for a rebuild.
The fork has the regular exterior wear and tear from riding on dirt for a few years.
This fork can fit a Surly Knard 29 x 3.00, when on a Velocity P35 rim. There's not much clearance but it rides very smooth.
$100



WTB Silverado and Chromag Trailmaster Titanium bike saddles

I tried each of these seats for just a few hundred miles of commuting and they just don't work for me.

WTB Silverado - $45
Chromag Trailmaster Titanium/leather - $100

























Saturday, June 25, 2016

Inevitable...

I think there's some corollary to the Clausius Statement of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, that goes something like this:

"Every bearded nerdy bike mechanic type, left long enough in a closed system, will eventually ride a Surly."

It was inevitable....

This one I picked up used for less than the new cost of the frame and fork.
It came to me in decent shape but in need of a bit of fine tuning. The drivetrain was a Hope singlespeed rear hub with 15 - 27 t cassette (6 out of 9 speeds). The XT derailleur wouldn't fit any bigger. Plus that big empty triangle looked weird and I had to carry my stuff in a backpack!



So I contacted my favorite local mechanic and he got to work.



Here's a nifty little bit from Wolftooth Components, called the Road Link. It is a derailleur hanger extender so you can fit a bigger cassette in the back, it was designed so roadies can run a single chainring and a really big low gear in the back to make up for it. Here I'm using it so I can fit a bigger low gear on a singlespeed hub.



Then I checked clearances on a cassette I had. There was a little ring, about 2 mm thick at the center of the biggest cog. This I took off carefully on the disc sander, and that gave me just enough room to squeak on 7 speeds instead of 6, and the Road Link gave me enough clearance to go up to 34 t instead of 27 t.  Works great. Paired with a 32 t chainring it gets me most places I need to go now, on trails. The singlespeed hub reduces dish in the wheel, making it stronger, and the narrower cassette improves chainline.

Oh, and it has big tires and a squishy fork too.



Then we set out to make a nice custom frame bag to fill up that weird looking empty triangle.



There - that's starting to look better.





The Quality Control Manager inspecting a few custom bags.




Here's a stuff sack made specifically for the Everything Bag. Diameter is about 4-1/2", and the roll top closure goes from about 8 to 12 inches, for a capacity of 2 - 3 L. Fits perfectly in an Everything Bag or similar fork mounted cage, and carries your stuff. This one was made from my heaviest fabric and weights 2.5 oz. They're NOT waterproof but are quite water resistant.
Need one for your next adventure?
$30 shipped per bag.











The flowers were great this spring due to the extra rain, but now they're long gone in the heat.










Every one year old needs a custom mountaineering backpack.
This one is made of a festive mix of cuben fiber and XPAC fabrics, and is complete with full strength dual haul loop (good for when the climbing gets steep and the leader has to haul his pack, or good for mommy grabbing him fast), a crampon pocket (also good for extra diapers or teddy bears), compression straps, and two ice axe loops.









Monday, May 2, 2016

In stock now

In stock now, for next day shipping.

Everything bags, black. Quantity 5. Can come with hose clamp mount.

Orange cuben fiber bar bag harness - designed for no pouch, this is just a very light harness to strap a dry bag to your bars. You provide the dry bag.
This is a one off product, made a little narrower so it will fit in drop bars also.  $40 shipped.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Himalayas!

Last fall a few Cleaveland Mountaineering bags had the privilege of touring the Himalayas in northern India.

Jon Muellner and David McCulloch rode about 800 miles and 70,000 feet of up and down (rough numbers), getting off the beaten path. They say the bags worked really well, and so did the bikes - early 1990's steel mountain bikes, with early 1990's Shimano Deore components - rock solid stuff that didn't let them down - they had no mechanicals even considering the very rough roads they where on.  Strangely enough, David even went to boarding school in India with my mother in law!

Here's some of their pictures, check out their full write up over here:

http://mountainbike.org/northern-india-cycle-tour/