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09-09-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Canker

Well if that cracks completely it won't kill you...

Well if that cracks completely it won't kill you so if you really want it and it is only $50 go for it. Personally I'd skip even bothering to try fixing it. Go to a autoparts store and buy a hose...
09-05-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By Canker

Yeah I agree. I think the 120-140ish bikes are...

Yeah I agree. I think the 120-140ish bikes are really the best of both world unless you are racing XC or Enduro. There is very little downside to my Intense Spider 140/130 bike on XC trails and...
08-28-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,226
Posted By Canker

Jordon Boostmaster is the only one I watch that...

Jordon Boostmaster is the only one I watch that hasn't already been brought up. Another mtber mostly freeride(downhill type stuff with jumps).
08-27-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Canker

https://www.archercomponents.com/ That would...

https://www.archercomponents.com/
That would also work
08-27-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By Canker

Well to be fair Garmin and my Magellan aren't...

Well to be fair Garmin and my Magellan aren't designed to be used that way either and would probably say the same thing if asked



Doesn't mean you can't.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Canker

Sure you can ...

Sure you can
https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-46-and-32-48-for-110-4bcd/
but it ain't cheap. I run that on my road/gravel bike and love it. GRX wasn't around when I bought it...
08-23-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By Canker

Tracfone I bounce around with my phone service...

Tracfone
I bounce around with my phone service to get the cheapest deal around because I really don't use it much, Tracfone is my can't find some crazy deal fall back. There is always some sort of...
08-22-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By Canker

5. Tapered headtube If you are looking at older...

5. Tapered headtube
If you are looking at older used or new/newer cheaper bikes a lot will have straight steerer tubes which will greatly hinder your ability to upgrade to a new better fork.
08-21-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By Canker

I assume most have that ability. My crappy out...

I assume most have that ability. My crappy out of date Magellan calls it "trainer" mode.
08-19-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Canker

Are they worth it? meh that is up to you. If you...

Are they worth it? meh that is up to you. If you want the slick solution yes, if you just want a lock so you can grab something to eat while you keep an eye on your bike from inside then probably...
08-10-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Canker

Are any of the 10 speed RDs rated to handle a 42?...

Are any of the 10 speed RDs rated to handle a 42? I'm not going to look up specs but I don't think so. The one I'm running is an old as dirt X0 non-clutched mountain 10 speed which I'm am 99% sure is...
08-09-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Canker

With a 10 speed Sram RD you most likely won't...

With a 10 speed Sram RD you most likely won't have a problem running a 11-42, Shimano is the one that is iffy. I have a 10 speed Sram bike setup with a Sunrace 11-42 right now which I did no...
08-05-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Canker

To actually answer the question YES the 10 speed...

To actually answer the question YES the 10 speed sunrace cassette uses the same spacing as 10 speed sram and shimano cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Canker

If you need to compromises your FD make is so it...

If you need to compromises your FD make is so it doesn't rub in big big and don't worry about little little. There is really no reason to use little little. You are going to spend most of your time...
07-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,421
Posted By Canker

The rack also has a holes in it to stick a...

The rack also has a holes in it to stick a padlock over the access to the bolt so first you have to cut off the pad lock and have the security hex wrench. The chain is not there to stop thieves...
07-01-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Canker

Most of the time the "pull the lever and tighten...

Most of the time the "pull the lever and tighten the bolts" method works fine and sometimes it doesn't. One thing you can try is do it again and put a business card between the pad a rotor on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Canker

For the kind of gravel riding the groups I ride...

For the kind of gravel riding the groups I ride with yes. We always end up on "roads" that are more 4 wheeler trails and/or single track but there is also a lot of beat up pavement and normal gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Canker

Other option would be to with a go sub-compact...

Other option would be to with a go sub-compact crank. I'm running Absoluteblack 46/30 rings which are great but super expensive and you spin out at 33ish mph. Shimano coming out with their GRX line...
06-20-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Canker

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadl...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink
There now you can just do it with your stock RD well 11-40. So what if it is basically the same gearing I have on my mountain bike? Some of us...
06-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By Canker

$$$$$ or Cheap? Cheap way. Get a generic...

$$$$$ or Cheap?
Cheap way. Get a generic roadlink off ebay for $3 and a Sunrace 11-40 8 8 speed cassette for $35 and yes they do make those. If your RD can't handle the 11-40 with the roadlink pick...
06-11-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,941
Posted By Canker

If you don't want to ride on the road you can...

If you don't want to ride on the road you can pick up a trainer and put your old road bike on that. I use my trainer in the winter when it is too muddy to get out on the trails and too cold to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,055
Posted By Canker

but they aren't made of asbestos so none of that...

but they aren't made of asbestos so none of that matters.
06-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,806
Posted By Canker

I'm no Tesla fanboy but no. The CHEAP EVs are...

I'm no Tesla fanboy but no. The CHEAP EVs are still $35k-$42k which is the Model 3 SR and SR+ price range and the only other cars that are really worth looking at in that price range are the hyundai...
06-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By Canker

I know in the mountain bike world there are a few...

I know in the mountain bike world there are a few carbon wheel manufactures that have a no questions asked for any reason carbon rim replacement deal. You pay for it up front but it is an option. ...
06-06-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Canker

Tifosi Podium XC are worth looking at. Picked up...

Tifosi Podium XC are worth looking at. Picked up a pair for $36 last year on a deal and have been really happy with them. No frames and good coverage.
06-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,936
Posted By Canker

Keep the old hybrid around for those rail trail...

Keep the old hybrid around for those rail trail rides.
06-02-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,432
Posted By Canker

One of my riding buddies is a bit heavy and his...

One of my riding buddies is a bit heavy and his hardtail started off as an mid-level Specialized aluminum whatever model. He would crack those aluminum frames pretty much every year around the seat...
05-31-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,432
Posted By Canker

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear...

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear these days. The issue is the "entry level race" bit not carbon exploding. Bang for the buck you are probably going to be better off with aluminum and a...
05-28-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Canker

A 50 won't make you any faster on the flats...

A 50 won't make you any faster on the flats unless you are already doing 30+mph regularly.
05-25-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Tape/dp/B0772YNDF...

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Tape/dp/B0772YNDF4
That is what I use on my mtn bike on areas that take a lot of abuse.
05-18-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,937
Posted By Canker

Are you trying to reuse a pin because that is a...

Are you trying to reuse a pin because that is a huge PITA and not a good idea. Pick up some quick links and carry those then you only need the chain tool to break the chain. Even pretty crappy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Canker

I'd just keep what you have.

I'd just keep what you have.
05-18-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,195
Posted By Canker

Same here but I'd add you can already get a 48/32...

Same here but I'd add you can already get a 48/32 or 46/30 chanrings from Absolute Black for your 105 crank now if you need the easier gearing. They aren't cheap but if you need em you need em and...
05-18-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,195
Posted By Canker

What do you want from GRX that you aren't getting...

What do you want from GRX that you aren't getting with 105?
05-13-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By Canker

The 46/30 crank is what you are looking for, sub...

The 46/30 crank is what you are looking for, sub compact. Not very many gravel bikes come stock with a sub compact crank YET but shimano just announced their gravel groupset and it might finally...
05-13-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,750
Posted By Canker

When you get a flat running tubeless you can...

When you get a flat running tubeless you can still just put a tube in it.
05-07-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,532
Posted By Canker

Shimano''s new gravel bike groupset looks...

Shimano''s new gravel bike groupset looks promising. The 48/31 crankset would allow the top speed freaks to still hit insane speeds while still climbing about anything. Might go for that myself...
05-07-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By Canker

They were a online only brand that went out of...

They were a online only brand that went out of business a few years back, they built fine bikes. The one you linked to is the XO top of the line build and that for $700 isn't a bad deal but...
05-06-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By Canker

Picked up a set of IXS Flows near the end of last...

Picked up a set of IXS Flows near the end of last summer when chain reactions had them for 50% off. Haven't wrecked since buying them but I know if I skip wearing them for one ride that will be the...
05-02-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,532
Posted By Canker

The rare times I do spin out with my 46 front...

The rare times I do spin out with my 46 front guess what, I just quit spinning. I spend about 0.37% of my average ride at over 40mph here in Wv so it isn't a huge thing to worry about anyway. I'd...
05-02-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Canker

I just put tubes in them. Tubeless is for the...

I just put tubes in them. Tubeless is for the tires I use on a regular basis.
04-30-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,532
Posted By Canker

I run an 11-32 and use a sub compact 46/30 crank...

I run an 11-32 and use a sub compact 46/30 crank myself. If you want to keep the tighter cassette spacing, I did, the sub compact might be the right option for you. Assuming you have a shimano crank...
04-22-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By Canker

Dude if you want to wear pads wear pads. Don't...

Dude if you want to wear pads wear pads. Don't let other people dictate your safety. All it takes is one oopsie and you land knee first on a rock and your out of commission for months. I started...
04-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Canker

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpa...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpan
04-21-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Canker

Cheap option Put an old mtn bike RD and...

Cheap option
Put an old mtn bike RD and cassette on it. Even if you buy brand new they cost $20-30 each since 8-9 speed stuff is worthless. You can go all the way up to 11-42 even with 8 speed...
04-14-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By Canker

I can't tell any difference between oval and...

I can't tell any difference between oval and round, all feels the same to me. I really like having the 46 since it puts me in the tighter range of my cassette for normal cruising. Yeah I have to...
04-13-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By Canker

https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-4...

https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-46-and-32-48-for-110-4bcd/

Rather expensive but compared to buying a whole new crank and BB to get 46/30 it isn't too bad, well that is how I...
04-10-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,067
Posted By Canker

Your local Walmart store isn't stocking the...

Your local Walmart store isn't stocking the bikes. It is just being sold through their website and even that won't happen for a while.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,910
Posted By Canker

I'm using a magellan cyclo 315 that is widely...

I'm using a magellan cyclo 315 that is widely panned as crap but I haven't really had any issue with it. I bought it because they were being dumped on ebay for $60 and I needed to replace my beat to...
03-24-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By Canker

ignore the minimum pressure printed on the side...

ignore the minimum pressure printed on the side of the tire. Around 40psi would be right for me but that depends on weight and what your riding on.
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