Sunday, November 1, 2015

Compass 32 EL's on the Bob Jackson

One of these days I'll stop being suprised at the amazing road feel of these supple, light tires.  The 32mm 'Stampede Pass'  tires came up on the Riv list last week and I couldn't resist.  They replaced the 32mm Pasaela's, also courtesy of the list which are at the end of their service life and mainly served to prove that 32's would fit.  Anyway I plan to ride into work tomorrow on the Jackson and give them a more thorough test.  Pictures;

Oh... and I got a sweet new compact camera - the Nikon Coolpix A.  It's packing a DX sized (1.5 crop factor) sensor, a super sharp fixed 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens and the controls are straight up Nikon DSLR derived.  It's essentially like Nikon took the back off of a D7000 DSLR, removed the AA filter, removed the viewfinder and put on a 28mm prime.  Tough to beat, I'm really enjoying it.  Couple shots from Friday's commute.


  1. Nice bike. Those Compass tires are amazing. I've got the Babyshoe Pass on the new Rambler and it really rolls fast and smooth. I'll bet that Jackson will be a pleasant ride.

  2. Thanks Chris! The ride in this morning was SMOOOOTH. I put the Parimoto's on my Saluki and have been happy with them but the 32 EL ride this morning has me jonesing for either the BS Pass EL's or whatever the 38mm EL's are called. It's a small difference, but it is a difference.