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08-10-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By u235

A "fat bike" with 2.2? Typo or you put 2.2 tires...

A "fat bike" with 2.2? Typo or you put 2.2 tires on it.
08-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By u235

My take... I have a suspension post on my hybrid,...

My take... I have a suspension post on my hybrid, used it, liked it and had no problems. I tried one on my gravel bike (not the style you are looking at). Hated it. No matter how I adjusted it, it...
08-08-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By u235

Sram grip shift for front have a trim function, I...

Sram grip shift for front have a trim function, I assume Shimano and others have this too). A triple for example may have 7 actual positions and it takes more than one click to change the front...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By u235

Limit yourself to those options all just to...

Limit yourself to those options all just to prevent buying a new chain a little more often?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 389,974
Posted By u235

Most of my miles are open road ahead.. ...

Most of my miles are open road ahead..

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Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By u235

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. ...

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. Never a problem in winter or rain other than an occasional leg tattoo. I use various KMC SL series coated chains. A chain only lasts me about a year...
08-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,140
Posted By u235

I use that for basically everything that needs...

I use that for basically everything that needs grease. Cheap and readily available. Another tube is in the mail as we speak. I use the left over in the grease gun to fill this little gun up for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By u235

Well rest of the bike is now well tuned, gone...

Well rest of the bike is now well tuned, gone over, and greased up so no loss.. :)
The few times I've had a stem related creak it was always the bars. I loosen and retighten the bars and its goes...
08-06-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By u235

Compared to the 32c conti of your last ride, no...

Compared to the 32c conti of your last ride, no doubt. Skip the middle man, join the darkside and get a 42 and play with the pressure. You won't regret it :)
08-06-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By u235

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that...

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that singletrack or trail is wet. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread... A great gravel/road tire is not a great trail tire and visa versa. Single track and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By u235

Can't tell from the video.. Bottle cages with or...

Can't tell from the video.. Bottle cages with or without bottle? I'd say thru or QR axle but you already addressed that and had it off and on again... Does it happen no hands, possible stem/bar...
08-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By u235

Like other said, new pads maybe. Strange that...

Like other said, new pads maybe. Strange that they are that bad. I've used some crappy old rim brakes and random pads and still got some decent stopping power, even bikes sitting for a long time...
08-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By u235

Gravel varies greatly but.... traction in gravel...

Gravel varies greatly but.... traction in gravel comes with more volume and less pressure that can conform, not tread blocks. The tire being able to find enough of something solid underneath to...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,009
Posted By u235

I've ran 50/34 with a 36 cassette using a RD592....

I've ran 50/34 with a 36 cassette using a RD592. Even using big/big on occasion and never had a problem.
I gave up on the compact and bought some 46/30 rings for some FSA Omega cranks I already had...
07-31-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,204
Posted By u235

I live in a rural area, I haven't seen a single...

I live in a rural area, I haven't seen a single biker, walker, runner while riding myself in 3 months. I usually drive a bit to more populated areas do day longs but I've stayed local since covid.
07-31-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By u235

​​​​​​ Sounds like you made your mind up and...

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Sounds like you made your mind up and want reinforcement to support that. Get a full suspension bike and try it. It may by exactly what you are looking for. It's not for everyone. I get...
07-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By u235

A general comment.. It's not like you have a...

A general comment..
It's not like you have a wide range of readily available old MTB frames to choose from and one that happens to fit you or geometry you desire, it's going to be hit or miss. Use...
07-30-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,998
Posted By u235

Agree here just from my own observation as a...

Agree here just from my own observation as a driver. Something moving, spinning, waving, flapping etc will always get more attention than something stationary. Think blinky headlights and taillights,...
07-29-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By u235

Are your other bikes also drop bar bikes that you...

Are your other bikes also drop bar bikes that you ride on the same terrain with or are you comparing to something totally different like an MTB or some type of flatbar bike and what size (width)...
07-29-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By u235

A lot of valid points in this thread. If you want...

A lot of valid points in this thread. If you want to increase mileage, add a few miles a week. If you have anything left in the tank on the back half of your ride, use it!!! Point being, push...
07-28-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By u235

I started with a road bike (older OCR with 23c...

I started with a road bike (older OCR with 23c tires) and a reasonably capable hybrid. That evolved to a gravel bike and a XC hardtail. I haven't used the hybrid or the road bike since.
I was not...
07-25-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By u235

Assuming you actually are turning in the right...

Assuming you actually are turning in the right direction. Was the impact you used a real 1/2 inch square drive impact or or one of those 1/4 hex impacts for driving screws? Heat from a torch will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,498
Posted By u235

That did not work for me, any water killed it and...

That did not work for me, any water killed it and it disappeared, more then once mid ride and I could hear the friction and terrible noises when the once wet drive train dried. I still carry a small...
07-24-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By u235

A lot of people over think things :) I can give...

A lot of people over think things :)
I can give some food for thought for this part.

A "compact SUV" that can tow 2000-3500 lbs which is pretty much all of them (Escape, CR-V, CX5, Suburu, Rav4...
07-19-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,406
Posted By u235

My average ride is around 40 miles. It's not...

My average ride is around 40 miles. It's not like turning around is any better.

I quit and did a pickup one time out of maybe 25 flats. It was colder and night. I had built up some sweat which...
07-17-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By u235

Grew up there. Lived on steep brick road that...

Grew up there. Lived on steep brick road that cars would spin on in the rain. I had a 46/14 single speed and you just got out of the saddle a lot. That was MANY years ago.
07-17-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 677
Posted By u235

I have a septic system... As do most people...

I have a septic system... As do most people within many miles of me
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By u235

Not knocking the swimming naked part :) That...

Not knocking the swimming naked part :)
That being said, wet swim trunks or anything else mainly poly based should dry within 10 minutes riding on the bike.
Forum: Foo
07-16-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,347
Posted By u235

https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Super-Portable-Rech...

https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Super-Portable-Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00HVMIL1U
I have this one (no longer sold). I think I paid under $15.
roughly 1.25in diameter and 3.5 inches long....
Forum: Foo
07-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,347
Posted By u235

Every single ride in the last at least two years,...

Every single ride in the last at least two years, I have my BT/SD speaker silicone strapped to my bars. It is very small and only weighs a few ounces and I get about 6-8 hours out of a charge.
07-13-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By u235

I ride my hard tail XC 50+ miles mixed terrain...

I ride my hard tail XC 50+ miles mixed terrain with 2.25 WTB Bee Line/Nine Line TL. Previous tires I tried were Conti Trail King and Schwalbe Nobby Nic, both too much geared towards rougher trail and...
07-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,953
Posted By u235

I have clippers and the guards. I did my kids...

I have clippers and the guards. I did my kids hair for years, just not mine. I'd trust everyone else more than myself to cut my own hair. I've stopped using video in my work meetings because I look...
07-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,953
Posted By u235

It's not one or the other. There is a third group...

It's not one or the other. There is a third group that assume the outcome without a cure/vaccine is inevitable AND also do what they can to protect themselves. I haven't cut my hair since February...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By u235

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no...

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no underwear and loose shorts, I saw way too much and I can't unsee that. Wouldn't surprise me if someone called the police. It was on the W&OD in the DC...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By u235

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while...

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while ago. Moisture build up from reduced airflow down there caused more problems than it solved. I roll centuries and multiday 80+ miles in regular athletic...
07-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,953
Posted By u235

​​​​​ My opinion and thoughts doesn't promote...

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My opinion and thoughts doesn't promote or slow the threat or spread or it's impact. I think until there is a cure and drug for this, it will just keep going on and on. Some believe if they...
07-06-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By u235

Agree and I've used a combination of both. I'm...

Agree and I've used a combination of both. I'm still a fan of "Fast Orange" shop hand cleaner though. They had gallon jugs with a pump at Amazon for like $4 a few years ago. I have enough to last my...
07-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,953
Posted By u235

A person's specific feeling towards it doesn't...

A person's specific feeling towards it doesn't change the outcome. Until there is a vaccine, every person on earth will get this virus and so will people not even born yet eventually. It is just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By u235

If you are that fresh with bikes, get something...

If you are that fresh with bikes, get something cheap and go from there. I highly doubt you'd get lucky and find the perfect expensive bike first time out. If you and your body and muscle memory is...
07-05-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By u235

Might be an actual normal use but.... Wiping down...

Might be an actual normal use but.... Wiping down under and around before putting shorts on. On long days a little refresher mid day does wonders. It thins out any other creams and baums so you may...
07-01-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,307
Posted By u235

I ordered some bike gloves from a random seller....

I ordered some bike gloves from a random seller. They were only $8 so expectations were not high. The gloves ended up not being very good. The quality of the glove itself was decent but they were too...
06-30-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,307
Posted By u235

Did you take your pills today?

Did you take your pills today?
06-30-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By u235

Hang them, maybe one upside down. You can screw...

Hang them, maybe one upside down. You can screw in a 2x4 up high across any two or more studs and put hooks into the bottom of it. Let the tire not in the hook rest against the wall. I doubt that is...
06-30-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,307
Posted By u235

Funny and getting off topic but I bought my...

Funny and getting off topic but I bought my Ritchey handlebar direct from Ritchey for $10 less then everywhere else at the time. Shipping took forever though. I usually compare places like Planet...
06-30-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,307
Posted By u235

I've bought "compatible" non branded products...

I've bought "compatible" non branded products from prime sellers and it turned out to be crappy quality and some that met all of my expectations. I've had some great knockoff $12/pair brake rotors...
06-29-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By u235

My only tubed tires left are the previously...

My only tubed tires left are the previously mentioned Speedride 42. I am hugging 200 and I ride 35/40 front and 45/50 rear. Never had an issue so far and those tires are relatively thin (although...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,347
Posted By u235

To be fair, you can do that now with most phones...

To be fair, you can do that now with most phones anyway without an SD card (minus anything personal you had on an SD card you exclude). Samsung, Google, and Apple can bring down your settings, apps,...
06-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By u235

I am a fan of tubeless all around but that being...

I am a fan of tubeless all around but that being said, you do not have to specifically go tubeless to get comfort. I've used some of my tires both ways and the difference was minor and if I was doing...
06-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By u235

I have the regular green marathons and the ride...

I have the regular green marathons and the ride resembles a frozen garden hose compared to others in the same size range :)
Comfort does not really change at all over a wide range of pressures...
06-26-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By u235

Crappy paint aside... That's a pretty big jump to...

Crappy paint aside... That's a pretty big jump to classify a paint chip as frame damage...
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