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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By kevrider

I agree with Sean's bottom line... if its not on...

I agree with Sean's bottom line... if its not on the money, it is def easier to make a frame work for you if it's a hair too small, rather than too large.


disagree, strongly. seat height should...
06-26-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By kevrider

thanks guys! as a motorcyclist, I am quite...

thanks guys! as a motorcyclist, I am quite familiar with the physics of front vs rear braking. my mountain bikes were both 180/160 for a while, but a long descent cooked the fluid on a fully, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By kevrider

I ride as fast as possible at all times, but also...

I ride as fast as possible at all times, but also not a racer, Fenix did not hold me back at all. interesting, the Fenix has a shorter reach but longer ETT, perhaps the STA/HTA divergent than on the...
06-26-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By kevrider

I agree that it is USUALLY not a lot... I...

I agree that it is USUALLY not a lot... I converted by gravel bike to 650b. but he is talking about a 29er. I think 29 x 2.2 to 27.5 x 47mm is a bigger than usual change. most of the time, people...
06-26-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By kevrider

iím thinking the opposite.

iím thinking the opposite.
06-26-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By kevrider

a couple of things... - as mentioned, itís not...

a couple of things...
- as mentioned, itís not just pedal strikes, going to 650b would change your rake and trail dramatically, affecting handling and not in a good way... you can probably calculate...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By kevrider

oddly enough, I bought a Fenix SL last year, it...

oddly enough, I bought a Fenix SL last year, it was a sweet bike. I sent it back after a couple of rides, back pain, it was too long. go by the numbers, mate. strictly by the numbers. check the...
06-24-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By kevrider

Brake mismatch: go or nogo?

my wife an I have gravel bikes, Diamondback Haanjo and Haanjenn, they were bottom of the line, purchased last year. the plan was to use these as commuters and errand runners, but they turned out to...
03-25-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By kevrider

it looks like i have another reason to upgrade...

it looks like i have another reason to upgrade our gravel bikes... we are going to use them for our touring and the claris shifter cables launch from the side of the levers, right into the space...
03-13-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By kevrider

have you changed a wilier jareen to 650b?

interested in the Wilier Jareen, but also interested in fitting it with a 650b wheelset. has anyone tried this? if successful, how wide of a tire can it handle? according tot he specs, it clears...
02-17-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevrider

there's a topeak versa mount, on the way. i went...

there's a topeak versa mount, on the way. i went with this one because its not velcro. i stumbled across this before placing the order, several options available:
Attach Water Bottles, Add Cage...
02-17-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By kevrider

i do not recall seeing a Tourney label, but his...

i do not recall seeing a Tourney label, but his levers look like this pic below. they seem old school to me because a friend has Sora on her roadie machine from about 12 years ago and it has levers...
02-16-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By kevrider

Disc levers + rim brakes?

the stepkiddo picked up one of the road road bikes recently blown out by Performance, he is young so he went cheap, Fuji Sportif 2.5. it's far nicer than any bike he has had before, but it's a...
02-16-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevrider

was this post (#17) a technical error or are you...

was this post (#17) a technical error or are you asking twice?https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/photo_feb_16_1_49_05_pm_fc599b64800e5285ccdb633aac976f2eeb8f49bb.jpg
01-18-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevrider

no frame tapping, then! i've had those...

no frame tapping, then! i've had those undersaddle tri-bike type mounts on a mtn bike before, the bottles were launched quite nicely. :) i'll get a pair of SKS straps with bottle mounts, they came...
12-15-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevrider

rivnuts! thanks for the tip, gents, i've never...

rivnuts! thanks for the tip, gents, i've never heard of such. i'll have to see if my mechanic is familiar....


water in the pack, gatorade in the bottle. it's easier to wash a bottle.


i...
12-14-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevrider

Tapping a frame

so i bought a full suspension mtn bike for my wife. while i was doing that initial prep work, peeling stickers and tossing reflectors, etc, i noticed that there are not bottle cage mounts inside the...
08-08-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By kevrider

the trail in question was closed, but there was...

the trail in question was closed, but there was an alternate route. there was more mud than we needed to ride but it was fun nonetheless. the gravel bikes were fine.
...
08-08-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,311
Posted By kevrider

it really is a lot of fun! i've taken it on a few...

it really is a lot of fun! i've taken it on a few trails and i swear it's like old school mountain biking when we all rode rigid, except for the bars, which makes even more fun. and it still gets...
08-08-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By kevrider

quite useful, in fact, thank you. i will hit you...

quite useful, in fact, thank you. i will hit you up if we make the move. cheers!
07-21-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,657
Posted By kevrider

was there any magic needed to make the road...

was there any magic needed to make the road cranks play nice with the plus wheel and tire? boost cranks are the main reason i am reluctant to ride anything with plus tires.
06-14-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By kevrider

yes, bike trails in summer become ski trails in...

yes, bike trails in summer become ski trails in winter. people skip to work, supposedly. we'd definitely take advantage of that! :)

regarding cycling, i've come across this podcast...
06-09-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By kevrider

How's the riding in and around Anchorage?

my wife and i will be moving for work, probably at the end of next year. we are open to lots of locations, preferring to remain out west. who knows where we will end up, but i have been whispering...
05-12-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By kevrider

Redwoods NP, Ossagon loop

has anyone done this loop (https://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/) in Redwoods NP? the description makes it sound pretty tame, wondering whether we can ride it on gravel bikes (650b'd) or...
05-12-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By kevrider

Thule pivoting tandem rack

has anyone used a rack like this...
04-01-18, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,311
Posted By kevrider

thanks, mate! i quite like it, too. :thumb:

thanks, mate! i quite like it, too. :thumb:
03-30-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,927
Posted By kevrider

do you have a 700c road bike single? what is the...

do you have a 700c road bike single? what is the ETT and do you have toe overlap problems?

you pay a custom builder to get the bike that you want, not the bike that the builder thinks that you...
03-29-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,311
Posted By kevrider

here are some pics, pardon the enormity. :) ...

here are some pics, pardon the enormity. :)
...
03-24-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,311
Posted By kevrider

so i chanced it... chain stays are the limiting...

so i chanced it... chain stays are the limiting factor, the 27.5 x 2.0 Contis installed are good for where i ride, but i think 2.1 would be pushing it and mud would be a problem. otherwise, good to...
02-10-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,450
Posted By kevrider

pardon my ignorance, but did SRAM change their...

pardon my ignorance, but did SRAM change their cable pull for Eagle? that mix-n-matchability between road and mtn components was one of the benefits of SRAM over Shimano. could be moot with a 1x12...
01-29-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,311
Posted By kevrider

i guess not. :( to chance it or not to...

i guess not. :(

to chance it or not to chance it....
01-26-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,311
Posted By kevrider

i am thinking of buying a Haanjo Tero and i have...

i am thinking of buying a Haanjo Tero and i have a 650b wheelset with 2" tires sitting in the garage that i'd like to swap in. i know the carbon Haanjo would accommodate that wheel/tire combo, i'd...
01-06-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By kevrider

link: CaliRoll ? Micargi Bicycles...

link:
CaliRoll ? Micargi Bicycles (http://www.micargibicycles.com/caliroll/)

http://www.micargibicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CaliRoll.jpg

it's an interesting bike, tires are 700x45mm.
01-06-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By kevrider

here is another option: Tandem Duet 700c Flat Bar...

here is another option: Tandem Duet 700c Flat Bar (http://www.performercycles.com/new/product_info.php?cPath=164&products_id=492)
01-06-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,464
Posted By kevrider

interesting thread dredged from the archives... ...

interesting thread dredged from the archives... i have not yet ridden a tandem, but that looks to be changing in a few months. i'm on my 7th moto, it's a Kawasaki Versys, but it currently sits on...
01-06-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By kevrider

Seevee, this bike should be a good fit for you. ...

Seevee, this bike should be a good fit for you.
https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1026512-first-tandem-micargi-california.html
01-06-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,688
Posted By kevrider

that's a good-looking bike. thanks for posting,...

that's a good-looking bike. thanks for posting, great info here.
01-06-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By kevrider

micargi caliroll

does anyone own, or have access to, a micargi caliroll? wondering about the ETT length in the captains cockpit. their website is a bit light on geometry charts.
12-26-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,788
Posted By kevrider

has anyone here gained experience with these...

has anyone here gained experience with these bikes over the last three years? we are new to the tandem market and the Performer has some appeal.
...
11-09-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By kevrider

what you need to know: - spacing... probably...

what you need to know:
- spacing... probably 135mm between dropouts for a road disc rear wheel... just go ahead and buy metric tape measure, if you don't have one already (front spacing is 100mm)
-...
11-05-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By kevrider

is this your bike? ...

is this your bike?
https://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1216580_-1___
11-05-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,817
Posted By kevrider

strong work, that is a long way up. i know we...

strong work, that is a long way up. i know we like to climb for the challenge and accomplishment, but that is one ride where i've daydreamed about doing like gravity style. shuttle to the top, bomb...
10-09-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,271
Posted By kevrider

play around with the gear-inches calculator. you...

play around with the gear-inches calculator. you will see what i tried to explain... that you can gear a single to match the low gear you're used to riding on a triple.
10-09-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,271
Posted By kevrider

BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Inches Chart...

BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Inches Chart (http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches)

we can do the math, or rather, plug in the numbers. what were the tooth counts on those triples and cassettes?
...
10-07-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,039
Posted By kevrider

interesting. that is the opposite of my...

interesting. that is the opposite of my experience. i find that wire beads are usually a PITA.
10-07-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By kevrider

some motorcycle tires are designed this way. the...

some motorcycle tires are designed this way. the front has a bigger traction demand on braking, the rear on acceleration, and these forces are obviously applied in opposite directions.
10-05-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 22,331
Posted By kevrider

wow, glad i asked. i'm lacking in the vertebrae...

wow, glad i asked. i'm lacking in the vertebrae department and that's 2cm too many for me. had i made that purchase it would have been on craigslist pretty quickly. thanks for taking the time,...
09-25-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 22,331
Posted By kevrider

just learning about this Giordano as we are...

just learning about this Giordano as we are researching our first foray into tandems. has anyone measured the ETT for the captain on those frames? Giordano says "The front frame measures 20”" but...
09-24-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By kevrider

i have read many good reports of Velocity rims...

i have read many good reports of Velocity rims for tandems, but usually the more narrow rims. i was wondering about the blunt ss and 35, as i have blunt 35 rims on a mtn bike. i take it you are...
09-23-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,351
Posted By kevrider

dead! sexy! that is one gorgeous machine and...

dead! sexy! that is one gorgeous machine and looks to be the ultimate all-purpose / touring tandem. even wifey thinks it's hot.

i would not have the nerve to deal directly with a builder as...
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