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08-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By dwmckee

I'd look at what you get for the extra $800 and...

I'd look at what you get for the extra $800 and that is a LOT!

It so great that you can get a Revolt in your size right now with all of the shortages.

All Giant bikes are packed with valyue...
08-10-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 558
Posted By dwmckee

Gunnar and Waterford are US made frames and US...

Gunnar and Waterford are US made frames and US assembled I believe and Bob Jackson English-made frames are very affordable for what you get.
08-10-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By dwmckee

I just carry a really short screwdriver with...

I just carry a really short screwdriver with replaceable bits in the handle and incluse a torx bit in heh handle storage. Stubby screwdriver with holder in handle was aboyt $8 and torx bits about $2...
08-09-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 558
Posted By dwmckee

US made frame Co-Motion Klatch, but the frame...

US made frame Co-Motion Klatch, but the frame take your whole budget. Richard Sachs get pricey. Anderson if you are interested in Stainless Steel. An American made frame and assembled in US will...
08-09-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By dwmckee

The Warbird aluminum frame is much better than...

The Warbird aluminum frame is much better than the inexpensive aluminum frames on gravel bikes that sell for about $1,000 right now. Those better aluminum frames were pushing to the price near...
08-08-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By dwmckee

You hang out with the wrong peolpe then. I am in...

You hang out with the wrong peolpe then. I am in my 60s and I race competitive gravel (at least until all of the events were cancelled this year). I routinely whoop people in their 20s and 30s, and...
08-06-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,945
Posted By dwmckee

We carry 7 brands at our shop (not Cannondale,...

We carry 7 brands at our shop (not Cannondale, Specialized, Cervelo or Trek). We have never had a frame warranty claim denied by a manufacturer (large or small) that was in the warranty coverage...
08-06-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By dwmckee

On the Giant bikes we sell we often recommend...

On the Giant bikes we sell we often recommend changing out those tires asap. They mask the great ride of the bike, are slow, noisy and have a crappy ride (all of which you have noticed as well). We...
08-05-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By dwmckee

There are a lot of posts about Future Shock...

There are a lot of posts about Future Shock warranty issues I have seen around... As this is used, you likely will be on the hook for cost of replacement if it is defective. Was it that way when you...
08-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By dwmckee

I would not use petroleum jelly as it can cause...

I would not use petroleum jelly as it can cause some rubber compounds to harden or break down over time. I use the Scwwalbe tire mounting fluid and it is fantastic really for troublesome tires. It...
08-05-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 780
Posted By dwmckee

Wow definitely two camps here. For me, I'd be...

Wow definitely two camps here. For me, I'd be worried that the bike has beed pretty abused and what else is hidden under the paint. Those cracks are HUGE. I woild not ride it even on a trainer...
08-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By dwmckee

Best bet is REI as some parts can be specific to...

Best bet is REI as some parts can be specific to the fork
08-05-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By dwmckee

If your LBS does not have it, maybe buy a used...

If your LBS does not have it, maybe buy a used similar brake set in ebay to cannibalize the part from...
08-05-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By dwmckee

They were pretty pricey when new for an Aluminum...

They were pretty pricey when new for an Aluminum gravel bike, too close to the price of carbon to sell well, but still a decent bike. In today's market that may be just a bit on the high side, but...
08-04-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By dwmckee

I agree, but it is still a great tool for route...

I agree, but it is still a great tool for route creation; you just have to "verify" everything before you send your friends out on your new route...

I also have had a couple of cases where there...
08-04-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dwmckee

Ah, that stinks. What part of the country are you...

Ah, that stinks. What part of the country are you in? Stock of several models should start hitting some dealers in about 5 - 6 weeks depending on the brand. We have people buying bikes sight unseen...
08-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dwmckee

Sounds on the stiff side for a gravel bike. What...

Sounds on the stiff side for a gravel bike. What about it is intriguing to you?
08-04-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By dwmckee

Wow, is every intersection 90 degrees there!

Wow, is every intersection 90 degrees there!
08-03-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By dwmckee

I do some riding in an area where about 1/4 of...

I do some riding in an area where about 1/4 of the road names on the signs do not match the ones on the maps. Sigh.

I have developed over 30 gravel routes so far and to date I have never...
08-03-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By dwmckee

Seems like Enve is trying to achieve the ride of...

Seems like Enve is trying to achieve the ride of a good aluminum rim now at the price of carbon?

I have a set of Reynolds carbon rims and three sets of Aluminum rims (Easton EA09,. American...
08-03-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By dwmckee

Isn't this a hybrid bike? If so your riding...

Isn't this a hybrid bike? If so your riding position will be very uprigt with most of your weight on the seat in a fairly inefficient riding position for touring... These bikes tend to get harder...
07-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,945
Posted By dwmckee

In the video he stated only that the owner...

In the video he stated only that the owner contaced Open and got no reply.
07-29-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By dwmckee

What bike are you riding? What tires and...

What bike are you riding? What tires and pressure? What was your previous bike? What is the road surface like (deep and loose, hardpack, sand, mud, broken chipseal, loose rolly stuff on hard pack,...
07-28-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By dwmckee

We had to do a full tuneup first, brakes were...

We had to do a full tuneup first, brakes were rubing and shifting off, had to reset one stop on derailleur and straighten derailleur hanger to get alignment propper. Still had to spend significant...
07-27-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By dwmckee

With that Shimano hub they are a small step above...

With that Shimano hub they are a small step above a factory wheelset on a lower-end bike. Pretty cheap though! Maybe look at the Shimano GRX wheelset as well at $418 for a set that is more than a...
07-27-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dwmckee

From what you are describing it sounds like you...

From what you are describing it sounds like you should be looking at something like the Jamis Renegade Carbon... You can tour on it with a rack and fenders, ride the MS150 in comfort and just about...
07-27-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By dwmckee

The entry level Giant Revolt, or the Salsa...

The entry level Giant Revolt, or the Salsa Journeyman Claris, or the Jamis Renegade A1. These are all a bit more expensive, but all are much better quality. The Poseidon we worked on required over...
07-26-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By dwmckee

Yes, but from what we saw in the Poseidon, it is...

Yes, but from what we saw in the Poseidon, it is worth doing without for a few months and picking something up when the 2021 lineup rolls out this fall. Especially if you can save up a couple...
07-26-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By dwmckee

Well, If you have not bought it yet I'd stay away...

Well, If you have not bought it yet I'd stay away from the Poseidon. We just got one in our gravel shop for assembly and while at first glance it looks nice, we are finding the quality overall very...
07-23-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By dwmckee

This is excellent! So glad I have found you. ...

This is excellent! So glad I have found you. Will be in touch.
07-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,945
Posted By dwmckee

Commentary on Hamboney aside, IF that is a legit...

Commentary on Hamboney aside, IF that is a legit frame from Open, why did the owner not take it back and file a claim with a dealer? A dealer would be the place to start a claim and to verify the...
07-20-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By dwmckee

Years ago I rode across NY state on a route given...

Years ago I rode across NY state on a route given to me by someone who had ridden it before. Unlucky for me that it was the summer NY Staye funded a big rural bridge replaceent project. So many...
07-20-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By dwmckee

Seriuusly, that is part of the fun of it, go and...

Seriuusly, that is part of the fun of it, go and ride it and see what is under (or not under) the canopy...
07-19-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By dwmckee

I find rotors with an aluminum spider tend to be...

I find rotors with an aluminum spider tend to be stiffer and less prone to squealing; not sure what you have...
07-19-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By dwmckee

Chain rings come new with some short teeth on the...

Chain rings come new with some short teeth on the middle and large rings to facilitate shifting up from a lower ring. Maybe just take it into a shop and have them evaluate it for drivetrain wear,...
07-19-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By dwmckee

The shop he frequented may be willing to take all...

The shop he frequented may be willing to take all on consignment to sell for you. We have done that in our shop under similar circumstances for a good customer a few years ago.
07-19-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By dwmckee

Will the link you sent work on the original Lauf...

Will the link you sent work on the original Lauf fork and the 3T Luteus fork used on the OPEN Classic frame, or would that be a different part?
thanks!
07-19-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By dwmckee

Thanks for the info. We are a gravel shop that...

Thanks for the info. We are a gravel shop that deals with this sort of need regularly!...
07-19-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By dwmckee

Can this work on any 15mm TA fork? Why not just...

Can this work on any 15mm TA fork? Why not just make the axpe 15mm at the head instead of having a separate insert in teh fork? That would cut down on the number of parts to machine... I'd love to...
07-19-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By dwmckee

I deal with this all of the time in creating...

I deal with this all of the time in creating gravel routes. It probably is nearly impossible to keep current all of these roads in every state, even if you are Google. I always check routes with at...
07-19-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By dwmckee

Unless the tire tread or sidewall spends a lot of...

Unless the tire tread or sidewall spends a lot of time squashed all of the way down to the insert it really might have little effect on rolling resistance. I am getting close to a decision to give...
07-19-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By dwmckee

Agreed as well. And you may find that...

Agreed as well.

And you may find that frames built for drop bars are quite different than ones for straight bars so things wind up in the wrong places i the cockpit if you change bars without...
07-19-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By dwmckee

There are several sub compact non-GRX cranks that...

There are several sub compact non-GRX cranks that offer 30-46 gearing and will work with your current shifters & derailleur. FSA, and Easton both have great options that will be less expensive and...
07-18-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By dwmckee

I'll keep my bottles naked and just spit the...

I'll keep my bottles naked and just spit the gravel bits back out at whoever is trying to pass me!

Or more seroously, I find that the bottle on top of my down tube staus reasonably clean and I...
07-18-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By dwmckee

This would not be a good conversion even in the...

This would not be a good conversion even in the best case... What area are you in and what size do you ride? Price range? There are still a few bikes I see around around $1.000 - $1200 out there. ...
07-18-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By dwmckee

Either way, they NEED a GRX version to be a...

Either way, they NEED a GRX version to be a serious contender... (no pun intended!)
07-18-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By dwmckee

Exactly! Cross bikes are really not very comfy...

Exactly! Cross bikes are really not very comfy for more than a 30 -40 minute ride and some of them are actually adopting gravel characteristics (somewhat); it is not "CX bikes are basically just...
07-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By dwmckee

A cross bike is going to be stiffer than a gravel...

A cross bike is going to be stiffer than a gravel bike and more twitchy handling, but still it sounds like what you have is good enough to get some gravel time in for a while. If you do want to...
07-16-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By dwmckee

Unterhausen - I rode across PA a few weeks ago on...

Unterhausen - I rode across PA a few weeks ago on some of your chunky mid-state stuff. Man there was a lot of loose gravel most everywhere in central PA. None of it sharp and no glass, but LOOSE...
07-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,945
Posted By dwmckee

Then what is your explanation for why he did not...

Then what is your explanation for why he did not take it back to where he bought it, like any of the rest of us would have?
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