Sunday, March 1, 2015

Doom's ECR.

My buddy Doom has sold his formerly worthy soul to the devil and is slowly divesting himself of his current fleet of steeds.

Normally his bikes are clapped out shitpiles but he didn't have this one long enough to get it to that state.  

If I needed a 29+ rig I'd buy this one from him without hesitation.

Here's what Doom says about it:

Selling a large, lightly used, stock Surly ECR with upgraded wheels by

To be more specific the bike has seen less than 10 days on the trail, and under 200 miles.  Everything on the bike is cherry, never been crashed.  The above mentioned wheels were taken off of my krampus and are older and more used than the frame etc.  Having said that they are still a serious upgrade from the stock wheel set that comes with the bike. DT 350's laced to Rabbit Hole rims, half black and half silver spokes for that custom look.  The front hub is convertible to 15mm thru axle, should you change forks.  

The bike was used with a frame bag and has the usual rubbing marks where the velcro wraps around the frame, also one scratched area pictured near the seat clamp.  

Price $1775. 

I also have a red frame bag and and gas tank from Revelate Designs which we can discuss if interested in the bike.  Local pick up (Mancos/Cortez/Durango) is preferred, but can discuss delivery or meet you half way, for a tank of gas for most of Colorado and the Four corners region.

I can be reached at
note that I will be on the road with spotty service till 3/4

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So there you have it--Doom is selling his ECR.

If you're interested, please contact him at the info above.

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:  $1950 including tires *and* 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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Canon EF DSLR lenses for sale.

I'm at the far end of a 3-year lens buying/testing binge.  

Time to move the outliers to their new homes.

All lenses were used on a Canon 5d3 exclusively.

24-70mm F4L IS USM

I wanted a compact-in-size zoom with a reasonable wide angle end.

Considered the 2.8L version, but this one was so much more compact it won out easily.

Great image quality, great zoom range for most of my uses.  Ended up using the 24-105 F4L more often, despite it being substantially larger in my pack.

Condition = 9/10.

Price is $700 shipped/insured.

14mm F2.8L IS USM

Incredible UWA prime.

I love this little lens, especially for astrophotography, but find myself using the 16-35 more often.

Condition = 9/10.

Price is $1600 shipped/insured.

85mm F1.8 USM

Great portrait prime.  I've used it once (at Christmas) per year for the two years I've owned it.  

Can't justify keeping it for so little use.

Condition = 9.9/10

Price is $250 including shipping/insurance.

Vello BG-C9 battery grip.

Fits Canon 5d3, Canon 7d, and Canon 7d II.

Used once, perfect condition.

Includes 2 battery trays--one for the LP-E6 batts, and one for AA's.

$60 includes shipping/insurance.

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I accept payment via PayPal, Google Wallet, or cashiers check.

I ship via Fed Ex Ground.

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 $300 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, February 11, 2015


I finally got some excess inventory of the new B+ standard, so I've built up a few 'stock' wheelsets to sell.

The big picture:

If I wasn't so used to seeing 26 x 4.8" tires around here I think I'd be floored by the air volume in this combo.  They are *huge*.

Rims are WTB Scraper 27.5", laced to Salsa Fat Conversion hubs.  Hubs can be QR or TA to fit any stock Salsa frame/fork.

Spokes are DT Swiss Competition butted.  Nips are DT Swiss Prolock alloy in red.

Freehub is a Shimano 10, but I do stock SRAM 11 if you need to swing that way.

Tires are the ubiquitous Vee Trax Fatty in 27.5 x 3.25".

I stuck tubes in them and inflated for these pictures, but am just as happy to ship them with tubeless valves instead.  The rims use WTB's TCS tubeless ready system, and are already taped for tubeless.

Got a Beargrease or Mukluk (or some other chassis that uses 135/142 up front and 170/177 out back) and want/need some lighter, more summery wheels for it?  Here ya go.

As pictured above this is an $1100 wheelset.

Selling this set for $925 including tires and shipping.

Need 'em?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Big fat tire sale.


Vee Bulldozer 4.7" 120tpi = $115

Vee H-Billie 4.25" 120 tpi  = $110

Surly Nate 3.8" 120tpi = $107

Vee Mission 4.0" 120tpi = $50

Surly Knard 3.8" x 27tpi = $50

45N Husker Du 4.0 x 27tpi = $50


Surly Knard 29 x 3" 120tpi = $95

Bontrager Chupacabra 29 x 3" = $120


Maxxis Ikon 29 x 2.3" EXO TR = $65

Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 DH = $57

WTB Vigilante TCS 29 x 2.3" AM = $47

WTB Dissent 29 x 2.5" AM/FR = $42


Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5" x 2.35" = $49

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5" x 2.35" = $49


Vee Trax Fatty 27.5 x 3.25" = $98

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All prices include ground shipping in the Lower 48.

Need some?

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?