(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.

Payment can be sent via paypal to this email. I do not accept credit cards. Cash/check is fine too. Prices include shipping to the 48 continuous states.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Climbing Gear for Sale!

Well, I'm getting old and boring and need to sell off some climbing gear to fund the bike thing.
good condition unless specified - minor aid routes, but no falls.

Wild Country Long Stem Zeros 3, 4, 5, 6 Comes with the two WC Xenon(?) wiregates and the Cypher Firefly wiregates $45 each/$170 set

DMM 0.75 TCU cam Green $30
Trango #4 cam Grey $20
Trango #5 cam Yellow $20

Black Diamond Hex #9 Gold $5

Black Diamond Micronuts set 1-6 $40 set
ABC small Aluminum nuts 1-5 $15 set (#3 was hammered in on aid and has a mangled head and broken cable strands)
Rock Empire curved nuts 4-8 $15

0.125 Tricam never placed $10
0.45 Tricam - a filed down and reslung bootied pink (0.5) tricam. $20 for both

5 Black Diamond Angle Pitons, 4 Black Diamond Lost Arrow Pitons, 3 Stubai knifeblades, 1 SMC bong-bong piton (the big one), 1 Lucky hook (yellow) 1 Stubai hook (red), BD hammer holster, homemade hook pouch, old piton hammer, sawed off BD spectre ice piton (modified for grungy aid cracks), #3 BD Pecker (excellent condition - tried to place once, didn't fit) $90 takes all the piton stuff.

Miscellaneous carabiners, some good, some bootied and beat hard on aid. 8 ovals, 2 lockers, 3 D's, 1 rap ring $30 for all 13 pictured.

La Sportiva Cliff shoes, well used, should be resoled. Size 44 (fits my mens 12 feet) $20 OBO

more pics here

Willing to ship, Paypal only. Email with any questions to jeremycleaveland@gmail.com

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hike a Bike Magnet

Evidently, I'm a hike a bike magnet. Last Saturday, I was intent on not biking at all, to give the old body some rest, but after a day of sewing and sitting around, 6:30 pm hit and I just had to get out of the house. The General, my old SS/fixie mtb beaconed me to the Tabeguache Trail off Hwy 141 up Nine Mile Hill, so I chucked a bit of stuff in and drove off for a casual climb up a gentle 4x4 road. After climbing for a little while, I came to a spot (off the main trail) where I'd been before, and noticed a nice looking dry slickrock streambed down below... and just had to check it out. The call was irresistible. Downhill hike a bike ensued, but with a bike that literally weighted half of what the loaded CT bike weighted, it was pleasurable.

Self timer shots near dusk don't always work out.

Riding in the stream bed was fun, but all the potholes reminded me of why the big wheels are worth it. More sections of downhill hike a bike were involved, then some uphill hike a bike contouring around back up to rejoin the 4x4 road.

The Fisticommuter got about 130 commuter miles on it this week, along with a nice Sunday ride on an unloaded mtb in Glade Park with a couple bike shop guys. Riding with other people and a light bike is an interesting concept. I like it!

The Fisticommuter is clad with Jones Loop H Bars this year, and so far I'm liking them. I tried them out with a bar bag, just for fun, and the bag does not wiggle At All.

Classes are going well, they should all be appropriately challenging and fun topics. My nerdy self is coming back quite naturally.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School!

Twas the first day back at school - my nineteenth year in school in fact.
Yippee Horray!!!
I'm taking Calculus III, Statics, Materials Science, and General Chemistry.
Despite the 90+ degree heat and the load of books on the OMM Sherpa rack, the road was beckoning, so I pedaled the wrong way to Little Park Road and went uphill for a few miles - parts were a 15% grade. Then maxed out at 40.1 mph on the descent. Sweet!
Sorry..... no pics.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Colorado Trail, Carson Saddle to Durango, more pics.
Lets get up the next hill, then have some more bacon. MmmmmMmmmM!!! BaCon!!! (proceeds to fantasize about bacon for the next 30 minutes of bike pushing)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Are we there yet?????!!!!

Well, it took the adventure itch out of my system for a while, but I just rode the last ~120 miles or so of the Colorado Trail, from Carson Saddle to Durango, in 2 days, actually about 37 hours total..... and it totally fried me in body and mind. There was Lots of high alpine rocky nasty bike pushing roller coaster with no end in sight, then when the descents come up, they're often so gnarly that they're just as tiring as the push/grind uphill, but at least on the downhill, the miles tick by slightly quicker. This was interspersed with brief sections of world class beautiful flowy fast singletrack, and knock out views just about everywhere.

Lessons learned:
-bring real food, maybe even a stove. I quickly got sick of junk food.
-don't use alloy spoke nipples. one broke in the back and I had to ride another 30+ miles without it helping any. I broke another earlier this summer, and they were both rear, non drive side outside spokes - the ones with the highest angle into the rim putting the worst forces on the nipple. I'll swap them all out for brass on this wheel - the 37 nanograms of weight savings just isn't worth the risk.
-car camping and relaxing short rides make a lot of sense
-there can be too much of a good thing......
-casual bikepack touring on moderate dirt roads with friends and less agenda sounds more fun.
-Based on my time for this section, I could probably finish the CTR, but also don't want to subject myself to that much condensed torture. Two days was enough.

EDIT to add a few more lessons I forgot about last night:
-The two bladder system worked well - while the betadine is purifying one, drink out of the other one. Leave the unpurified hose clipped to the back of the hydration pack until it is ready.
-Bring a normal bottle or nalgene. Drinking that much water out of a hose gets old.
-Flow rims instead of Arch rims are worth it on this trail. When you break a non drive side rear spoke nipple, and already run tight tire clearances with the frame, its nice to know at least you have a tough rim. There are millions of giant rocks and drop offs, and I'd rather pedal an extra 4 ounces of aluminum then push a lighter broken wheelset...... the extra tire width is nice too from the wider rims.
-I'm so glad I got over the whole rigid singlespeed thing. Fun for places groomed for bikes like Hartman Rocks and Fruita, but only for the true crazies in the High and Wild country.

-Getting air time on a loaded bike is so much fun. Thank you CTF trail crews for shaping those water bars into sweet jumps.

So, I'm glad I did it but it feels so good to stop.... it is good to push this hard occasionally.

then I hitch-biked back to Silverton, which took two rides after dark, then another bivy in the woods halfway there, then another ride down Wednesday morning. Then a friend met me and we did pretty much nothing, all day, except make breakfast burritos camping style, take a loooong nap, pick the mother lode of wild raspberries, then drive over Engineer Pass back to Lake City.

Tomorrow I move back to Grand Junction for year two of Mechanical Enginerd School for "fun" of a different sort - Calculus III, Statics, Materials Science, and General Chemistry, plus side jobs tutoring math and physics, wrenching as needed for Brown Cycles, and of course, sewing custom bike bags.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"The Works"

Another busy week or two. In fact, I can't remember what days I made some of this stuff.
First, a grey curvy frame bag to go with a magical grey curvy bike frame.
Then full kit for a Misfit Dissent - panel loader frame bag, seat bag, bar bag, TT bag.
And, a seat bag and TT bag
And last but not least, a bag for a Spot Rocker, destined for the Arizona Trail,its the most featured bag I've done yet. He wanted "the Works" and here's what it has:
-Dual compartment AND lower Panel Loader
-Left side map pocket
-Padded DT and ST
-pump straps
-hydration porthole
Yeah, it takes a wee bit longer than the basic ones, but is more organized when riding.
On the 22nd, I'll get to shift gears back to school in Grand Junction for some of this sweet action:
I'll still be sewing, just probably not this fast with this much quantity. Oh, and I'm working as a math and physics tutor.

But, in the intervening two weeks, there's more construction to do, more stuff to sew, and.... hopefully I'll be able to fit a few days on the bike somewhere crazy - like linking the Snare Lakes "road" to segment 23 of the Colorado Trail. Hopefully my tendinitis will allow enough of a ride to really get somewhere..... it's not exactly flat.

But, that's a week away, so we'll see what happens.....

Monday, August 1, 2011


The weekend was wonderful, I rode up to Cooper Gulch trailhead, then hiked up to meet some friends for the night. Great people, millions of wildflowers, and...... (drum roll please)..... my first summit in about a year and a half, since I skied Baldy Cinco.
On the way down, I hit 45.6 mph on dirt!!!!! Top gear is 34x11 and it spins out around 30 mph. Maybe with a 44t chainring I could hit 50. It's the steepest, smoothest bit of dirt road in the county.
Base pack weight for the hiking portion was 7.8 lbs, including a full length 19 oz Big Agnes Aircore pad. A switch to a Kooka Bay air pad could save about 12 oz which could then be utilized for a bit more clothing and a cook kit. One of these days I might get around to making an alcohol stove....
Anyway, it was a refreshing, relaxing weekend with great friends and great flowers.