Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tire sale.


Vee Mission 4.0" 120tpi = $40


Bontrager Chupacabra 29 x 3" TLR = $118

Maxxis Chronicle 29 x 3" TLR = $120


Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 TLR w/HD casing = $51

WTB Vigilante TCS 29 x 2.3" AM = $47

WTB Dissent 29 x 2.5" AM/FR = $40


Vee Trax Fatty 27.5 x 3.25" = $98

Panaracer Fat B Nimble 27.5 x 3.5" = $67

WTB Trailblazer 27.5 x 2.8" = $69

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All prices include ground shipping in the Lower 48.

Need some?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Canon 70-200 F/2.8L IS II USM

Yep, it's the one we all crave, and I'm selling mine.

I bought this new on 12/30/14 from B&H Photo.

I've coveted this lens for years but could never quite justify the expense.  To this point I'd been using, and loving, the 28-300L despite it's size and heft.

Had I never owned the 28-300L I think I'd be keeping this lens.  But the added width of the 28-300L was immediately missed, and I realized pretty quickly that I'd rather carry one big lens than two of any size.

Call me crazy that way, but I just don't want to have to think about which lens is on the camera, much less consider swapping them mid-day.

As a result I used this 70-200L for about three weeks, wholeheartedly at first then halfheartedly as the realization set in that I wanted wider, and longer, all the time.

Thus, I haven't used it in 6+ weeks, it's just been parked inside it's soft case, inside the box, sitting here on my desk.

And this is way too nice of a lens to just have sitting around.

Warranty card included, not yet filled out.

As you can see from the above pics the lens is pristine.  There are a few micro dust motes on the rubber zoom ring that I didn't bother trying to hide or remove.  That's it--otherwise it looks, and is, brand spankin' new.

As is my habit with any expensive electronics purchase, I bought the SquareTrade 3 Year ADH ('Accidental Damage from Handling') Warranty with this lens.  Some people call this a 'drops and spills' policy, because even if you're a total bonehead and break this thing in half somehow, if you send SquareTrade the pieces, they'll either fix it or replace it at zero cost to you.

My total cost for the lens and warranty was $2490.98.

Selling it for $2000 firm.  The warranty will be transferred to you as soon as payment has been completed, and the lens will be fully covered until 12/30/17.

The $2000 price includes Fed Ex Ground shipping to anywhere in the lower 48.  The parcel will be insured for full-value, and you'll get emailed tracking info as soon as it's picked up.

Payment is via PayPal or Google Wallet.

Don't hesitate with questions:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

29" wheels for Pugsley.

Spring is here and summer's coming.  Fat is fun but face it--your local trails don't need to be steamrolled with 8 pounds of rubber.  Lighten (and quicken) up your Pugsley with this 29" wheelset.

The key to being able to do this is in the Bontrager Duster rims, and their Offset Spoke Bed.  There are very few rims out there with this feature, and these are the only ones that are Tubeless Ready out of the box.

Both hubs are Shimano 135mm rear hubs.  One is an XT, the other is SLX.  Skewers included.

Both wheels are offset laced, using DT Swiss Competition butted spokes and DT Swiss Prolock alloy nips.

Bontrager TLR strips and valves are included and installed for ease of tubeless use.

$420 for the set includes shipping.

Need 'em?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Random boat stuff.

A whole pile of boating randomness that's been sitting unused for too long.  

All prices include shipping.

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Cascade fullface whitewater helmet.

Used twice, like new condition.



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Seattle Sports 40L drybag.

Used once, like new.


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Teva Gnarkosi water shoes, men's size 8.

New, never used.

Two pairs available.  $30 for one pair, $50 for both.

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Prices include shipping. 

Need any of it?

Payment is via PayPal, to the email address above.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Bee Plus.

Price dropped.

I have one set of 27.5" wheels for sale with 3.25" tires.  AKA "B+".

Hubs are Hope EVO 100/135 in blue.  Currently set as 20mm f and QR rear.  Can also be 15 or QR front, 10 or 12mm rear, and XD or Shimano freehub.

Tires are Vee Trax Fatty 3.25".  Tubeless Ready 120tpi casing.  Already set tubeless.

Spokes are DT Swiss SuperComp triple butted.  Nips are DT Swiss Prolock alloy.

MSRP on this setup is $1000 including tires, labor, and shipping.

Selling this brand-new set for $799 shipped.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


If you've been considering jumping whole-hog into a set of fat carbon wheels, but have been leery about going China-direct on the rims (and losing out on warranty perks as well as actual post-sale support in the process) then this might be what you've been waiting for.

Whisky 70mm carbon rims laced to Salsa Fat Conversion hubs.

(I have black, purple, and pewter hubs if racecar red doesn't blow up your skirt.)

The beauty of these hubs is that while they come set for QR skewers, end caps to convert to thru-axle on either end of the bike are included gratis.

I used DT Swiss SuperComp triple butted spokes and DT Swiss Prolock alloy nips to complete the build.  Durable, light, snappy.

Shod with tubeless-ready 45N VanHelga tires means they aired up *easily* with a floor pump, first try, no fiddling.  Add your favorite sealant and they're ready to go.

Rear hub can be converted to XD driver if needed.


Skewers and end caps are included.

I built this set as a display model so that local peeps could 'kick the tires' and actually lay their hands on a bonafide set of carbon fatties.

New, never ridden, never had a rotor or cassette mounted.

Offering them for sale here at a discount:  $1750 including shipping.

And while that isn't exactly pocket change these days, it represents a $300+ discount off of MSRP, and you get the benefit of a US-based/English speaking warranty team behind all components.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Studded fat tires for sale.

One pair of Vee SnowShoe XL 26 x 4.8" studded tires for sale.

They've been ridden once, roughly 30 miles in total, on this ride.

I started with the un-studded version of these tires, and added 124 Suomi studs per tire.  Front and rear have position-specific stud patterns.

No noticeable wear to either tire--keep in mind only 30 total miles of use.

I'm including an additional 275 studs and the stud insertion tool as pictured above.  Go crazy.

Cost is $220 for 2 tires, 275 studs, insertion tool, and shipping to anywhere in the lower 48.

Happy to ship to AK or Canada--please add $20 to the total for this option.