Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tire sale.


Vee Mission 4.0" 120tpi = $40


Panaracer Fat B Nimble 29 x 3" = $70

Maxxis Chronicle 29 x 3" EXO 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" = $65

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All prices include ground shipping in the Lower 48.

Need some?


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.

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 12+ 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 $1800 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 $1800 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:

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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Friday, August 1, 2014

Lenz Milk Money for sale.

Price dropped--see below.

Size small, polished finish, excellent condition.

4" front travel, 3" rear.

Pics tell most of what you need to know.

Yep, Pushed..

Aluminum valves even!

Wheels and tires are brand new--I laced them yesterday with DT butted spokes and alloy nips.  Tires are tubeless with sealant already installed.

Syntace carbon bars, stem, and ESI grips are also brand new, never ridden.  Bars are 720mm wide.

Saddle is new.

Hard to see, but yes that is a King NoThreadSet.

As built it is sized for someone in the 5'4" to 5'5" range.  Can easily fit up to 5'8" with a taller/longer stem and post.  Happy to swap in a longer/taller stem if you already know this 40mm version is gonna be too stubby.

Gearing is 29 x 21 = 1.38 ratio = 40 gear inches.  On the low side if your trails are fast and smooth, just about right if you live where there are mountains.

It has the usual scuffs and scrapes and cable rub spots that you'd expect on a used bike.  The only spot that is worthy of mention is pictured below--a teeny little dent in the non-drive-side seatstay.

I asked Devin Lenz if he thought it merited concern or action, and he said 'Nah--don't worry about that little thing'.  

He also made clear that he could replace that seatstay if I wanted, but he didn't see the point for something so trivial.

Cost is $2250.  That assumes local pickup in Grand Junction, Colorado, or delivery to Denver, Durango, or anywhere in between.

Want it shipped?  Sure thing--I'll box and pad it and have Fed Ex Ground drop it on your doorstep.  Add $120 for this option.

Pedals not included.

Previous owner rarely/never used the remote fork lockout, so I removed it from the bike.  It is included with the sale, so you're covered if you know you'll use it.

Awesome bike.

Need it?