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10-10-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,020
Posted By medic75

I am somewhat similar to you. A few years back I...

I am somewhat similar to you. A few years back I was 270 lbs. I was diagnosed with diabetes, which scared the crap out of me and forced me to make changes. Sugar & carbs were removed from my diet. I...
10-09-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

I just calibrated it and went for a short 1 mile...

I just calibrated it and went for a short 1 mile ride - what a difference! I also rode at a more realistic speed & cadence (15-17 mph on the flats @ 65-75 rpms). I am now thinking 1+ hour sessions...
10-09-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

Only about 6 miles of it was gravel - the rest...

Only about 6 miles of it was gravel - the rest was tarmac. The first 4 miles was 800 feet of climbing. I couldn't make it to the top without taking multiple breaks back in May, so making it to the...
10-08-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By medic75

I typically don't. I tried a bang keto coffee...

I typically don't. I tried a bang keto coffee once. It wasn't too bad. The ingredient list seems pretty clean as compared to other energy drinks. It has 20 mg of whey protein and 300 mg of...
10-08-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

This was my ride tonight:...

This was my ride tonight: https://www.strava.com/activities/2773823037/embed/feb2dfb2b2584e133d1a83e2c3de7da9800f968a

Hills are nothing new to me. Initially, after riding on Zwift for the past few...
10-08-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

I am using a CycleOps Hammer trainer. The...

I am using a CycleOps Hammer trainer. The gearing is the same that is on my bike at 11-27, though a cheaper (heavier) cassette. The weather is really nice today, so I plan on a real ride this...
10-08-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By medic75

Zwift is tough - I think

I am fairly new to all of this. I began to take cycling serious in June of this year. I have really enjoyed it and I know I have made significant advancements in my abilities, though I am still...
09-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,122
Posted By medic75

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it...

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it all" tire. I have 38 mm tires set up tubeless and I love them. Will you win a road race? No. At the same time, I would put them up against any...
09-16-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,716
Posted By medic75

I've got a set of GK slicks in 38mm & I think...

I've got a set of GK slicks in 38mm & I think they are amazing. I've been running them for 500 miles in various conditions and I can't say enough good about them. Tubeless, no flats, & just as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,375
Posted By medic75

It all depends on the bike geometry, components,...

It all depends on the bike geometry, components, & tires. The average gravel bike can be a very decent road bike. I have a Diamondback Haanjo Trail that I love and have used for many different...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 295,679
Posted By medic75

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,335
Posted By medic75

I went with the Panaracer Gravel King slicks in...

I went with the Panaracer Gravel King slicks in 38mm. I have them set up tubeless and love them. I regularly go off-road, sometimes even riding some singletrack. I condsider them every bit as capable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,208
Posted By medic75

Bicycle Race - queen FWIW, I once went on a...

Bicycle Race - queen

FWIW, I once went on a short group fundraiser ride and another rider had a portable Bluetooth speaker on his rack. I followed him the entire ride, jamming out to his music. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,169
Posted By medic75

I am very new to clipless and opted to go the SPD...

I am very new to clipless and opted to go the SPD route. Up until last week my primary bike was a gravel bike. Last week I became the owner of a road bike, and considering my shoes have SPD cleats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By medic75

Looks like the 2019 SL5 is out of stock in all...

Looks like the 2019 SL5 is out of stock in all sizes unless your LBS has one in stock. The Isospeed is supposed to be great.

FWIW, I made the jump from a fitness bike similar to the Quick 1, to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,335
Posted By medic75

This is my most recent cycling related purchase....

This is my most recent cycling related purchase. I haven't been on a road bike in 29 years. I typically ride a gravel bike and decided I wanted to give a road bike a try. My last road bike was a late...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By medic75

Javelin Amarone carbon frame - help

A quick background story - my primary bike is a gravel bike & I am now looking for a road bike. I have no intention of racing, but I am looking to rack up some miles while getting a little more...
08-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,838
Posted By medic75

It was a mistake & I forgot to grab my pump for...

It was a mistake & I forgot to grab my pump for the ride. With that said and with the exception of the two times the rim bottomed out, it was an awesome ride. Gravel performance was great. It...
08-14-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,838
Posted By medic75

20 was a little low, but the terrain that I was...

20 was a little low, but the terrain that I was riding on was not civilized, as you can see in the photo, and the rim only bottomed out twice over 10 miles. The grip & ride were great. It was...
08-13-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,838
Posted By medic75

I accidentally dropped to front tire down to 20...

I accidentally dropped to front tire down to 20 psi for this ride & didn't have a way to pump it back up to 30 psi. I now think I like 20 psi for non-tarmac rides. I am still getting used to this...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,702
Posted By medic75

I saw it had been revived multiple times over a...

I saw it had been revived multiple times over a 10 year period and figured, being as how it was in the top 5 Google search results, I would bring it back again. This was a completely new phenomenon...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,702
Posted By medic75

Time to revive this thread AGAIN! I have...

Time to revive this thread AGAIN!

I have never had this problem before. I am currently in Myrtle Beach on vacation and this happened to me twice now. It is quite painful. A quick google search...
07-31-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By medic75

Yes, and as I am sure you have figured out, these...

Yes, and as I am sure you have figured out, these tires have sold me on the concept of no knobbies for all surface riding. Super fast on the tarmac while being extremely capable when you leave the...
07-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By medic75

No stick. There is a chunk of tread missing. To...

No stick. There is a chunk of tread missing. To be more specific, the tread & first layer of rubber is missing down to the first layer of threads. The threads appear to be intact. I find the vastly...
07-27-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By medic75

Thanks. This makes me feel better. I am really...

Thanks. This makes me feel better. I am really enjoying these "slick" tires, but it seems as though they may not be enjoying the terrain I ride in. The thought of having to replace a tire at 250...
07-26-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By medic75

Tire damage? Aesthetic or worse?

The title says it all - is this something I should worry about? Holds air (tubeless) & doesn't affect handling.
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07-19-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By medic75

You are correct. I forget that not everyone...

You are correct. I forget that not everyone lives where I do. The majority of the time my gravel bike's chain is wrapped around a 46T chainring. However, when it comes to long & steep gravel...
07-16-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By medic75

RD-RX400 SHIMANO SHADOW RD+ Similar...

RD-RX400 SHIMANO SHADOW RD+


Similar stabilizer technology and design as premium GRX series
Compatible with existing Shimano mechanical 10-speed road ST
Max. cassette range: 36-30T low)
...
07-16-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By medic75

I haven't been in the market for a while, but the...

I haven't been in the market for a while, but the Fuji Yari seemed like a decent deal the last time I looked.
07-15-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By medic75

That setup leads to a 41T difference, which...

That setup leads to a 41T difference, which exceeds the 37T capacity of the 6800 GS. While Shimano is known to be conservative on the low gear for the cassette, it is my understanding that their...
07-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By medic75

I don't want to start a new thread on this, so I...

I don't want to start a new thread on this, so I figured I would continue this one.

Why does the Tiagra level RD RX400 have more capacity (41T) and a better max low gear (36T) capability than the...
07-13-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,983
Posted By medic75

46/36 was the go-to setup for cyclocross bikes. ...

46/36 was the go-to setup for cyclocross bikes. Having never raced cyclocross, I have no experience with how well it worked. When gravel bikes started to become a thing, bike manufacturers took...
07-12-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,983
Posted By medic75

URS, standing for UnReStricted. This is a...

URS, standing for UnReStricted. This is a perfect example of my earlier post on gravel bike gearing. The 1x drivetrain on this entire line, IMO would feel somewhat restricted on tarmac descents. ...
07-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,983
Posted By medic75

I completely agree, with the exception of gearing...

I completely agree, with the exception of gearing (which the industry is still trying to get a grasp on). MTB 1x gearing is no more acceptable than road gearing when it comes to gravel bikes. I...
07-09-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,659
Posted By medic75

Not necessarily the entire NW area of...

Not necessarily the entire NW area of Pennsylvania, but my immediate area is the black hole of everything. We are decades behind on many things. This is not always bad. When the housing bubble...
07-09-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,659
Posted By medic75

This was posted on Facebook 1 hour ago by my LBS:...

This was posted on Facebook 1 hour ago by my LBS: "We’re switching our Tuesday road rides to a Gravel/mixed surface ride to attract more riders. Run what ya’brung and we’ll mix it up. This will be an...
07-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,659
Posted By medic75

For me, it was a want for a bike that is more...

For me, it was a want for a bike that is more capable. If I see a trail on the side of the road that I want to explore, I want a bike that is capable of letting me do that. As a teen, I rode my...
07-07-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,261
Posted By medic75

I decided to give the Panaracer GravelKing slicks...

I decided to give the Panaracer GravelKing slicks another chance. My original experience with them was on wet grass and it was not positive. After reading more and more good things I decided to...
06-25-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,825
Posted By medic75

I guess I should have been a little more...

I guess I should have been a little more specific. They are great on wet tarmac & wet gravel. Wet dirt (mud) & wet grass are another story.
06-25-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,825
Posted By medic75

I have a set of Gravel King slicks and I thought...

I have a set of Gravel King slicks and I thought they were great. The only reason I took them off is their lack of traction in wet conditions. If I could limit my riding to dry conditions they...
06-25-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,999
Posted By medic75

To those who think explosions & fires are limited...

To those who think explosions & fires are limited to e-cigarettes: https://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/tech/samsung-note-7-fire-risks/index.html

"This is by not the first time lithium-ion batteries...
06-24-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,999
Posted By medic75

Much of the info in the article you linked has...

Much of the info in the article you linked has been updated, retracted, or proven incorrect. For example, the testing method utilized when formaldehyde was found was proven to have been utilizing...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,264
Posted By medic75

This was during a recreational ride, but I was on...

This was during a recreational ride, but I was on my go-to commuting bike. Anyway, this is what you find on the ground when traveling through Amish county. No, it isn't mud. It is the emissions from...
06-22-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By medic75

I don't know how much help you're going to get...

I don't know how much help you're going to get here. That is a full-fledged motorcycle and this is a bicycle forum....
06-21-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By medic75

Right now my gravel bike is a commuter / go fast...

Right now my gravel bike is a commuter / go fast on gravel bike. I have serious considered going with 27.5 x 1.9 tires and converting it to more of an adventure bike. The only thing holding me back...
06-21-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,157
Posted By medic75

Do it all bike - probably. Do it all well bike -...

Do it all bike - probably. Do it all well bike - now you're pushing it. Do a few things great, some things okay, and be able to do the rest mediocre - yes

FWIW, in the most recent MTB race I...
06-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,612
Posted By medic75

Did you ever do this? I have been debating with...

Did you ever do this? I have been debating with myself over it. I have absolutely no issues running tubes in my gravel bike's tires, but I'm curious. I don't want to jinx myself by saying this,...
06-21-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By medic75

$200 more for an air fork, nx eagle, & shimano...

$200 more for an air fork, nx eagle, & shimano brakes - if you can afford it, there is no question on the better components. If he is offering this deal for a Roscoe, she what he can do for you on a...
06-21-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,684
Posted By medic75

I have three bikes so I voted red based on the...

I have three bikes so I voted red based on the bike that I spend the most time on.
06-21-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,798
Posted By medic75

I have been watching this thread because this...

I have been watching this thread because this stuff sounds interesting. Unfortunately it seems that most here don't know any more about it that I do. It looks like I may have to resort to Google...
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