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02-05-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,542
Posted By Jackmen

I tilt my saddle down 5 degrees or so. This...

I tilt my saddle down 5 degrees or so. This allows me to tilt my pelvis forward and still remain quite comfortable. I use a cut off saddle with wide split nose. Koobi 232. It works great.
02-03-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,872
Posted By Jackmen

protecting frame

Shortly after I got my Fuji Altamira cx1.3 as my gravel bike, i was very concerned about the damage gravel would cause to Its carbon fiber frame. I had ridden several gravel rides and realized that...
01-16-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Jackmen

Are these the same as 98 A cleats as thats what I...

Are these the same as 98 A cleats as thats what I have Now. My understanding is that this is a Welgo cleat, as wellgo makes a lot of the pedals and cleats for shimano. My current pedals are the...
01-16-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Jackmen

So which one of the Shimano SPD pedal cleats has...

So which one of the Shimano SPD pedal cleats has 4 degree float? Is it the standard one that comes with these pedals?
01-15-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Jackmen

What do you use for pedals with more float

On my gravel Bike, I have been using a conventional mountain bike clip less pedal, but i have noticed these have very little float to them. I have also noticed if I ride it a lot my knees start...
10-23-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,982
Posted By Jackmen

schwalbe 38 g ones

I have been running 700X38 Schwlabe G ones tubless with sealant on my gravel bike for the last year and absolutely love them. Great tires that roll fast and handle gravel well. Have about 1200...
04-13-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Jackmen

Are there wheels which wont work tubeless?

I was wondering about this question, based on my experience of setting up not specific tubeless rims with stans tape, and tubeless valve stems and running them tubeless.

I have done this with 5...
04-02-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,151
Posted By Jackmen

I am riding the 700X38 Schwalbe G ones tubeless. ...

I am riding the 700X38 Schwalbe G ones tubeless. I noticed your post said with tubes, and this does make a tremendous difference. The tubeless allows you to get the tire pressure down which is the...
03-28-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jackmen

Thanks scott for the educated answer. Exactly...

Thanks scott for the educated answer. Exactly what i needed

Jack
03-28-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jackmen

Spacer thickness to convert 11 speed to 10 speed.

I just got a new disc wheel (11 speed) for my sram Redd 10 speed TT bike, so it needs a spacer to get it to work with 10 speed. It came with two spacers one is thicker than the other.

One has...
03-28-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,967
Posted By Jackmen

I usually purchase a different bike every 1-3...

I usually purchase a different bike every 1-3 years. I presently own 4 bikes for 4 different purposes. 1) Road Bike 2014 Giant Defy advanced 0; 2)Gravel bike Fuji Altamira CX 1.3; 3)Time trial...
03-24-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,448
Posted By Jackmen

I usually find I have to alert people ahead of Me...

I usually find I have to alert people ahead of Me when I ride the Katy Trail in Missouri. I find that people that ride the trail (gravel) usually do so at a leisure pace and ride side by side. I on...
02-28-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,689
Posted By Jackmen

Actually Chas58, the person I bought this one...

Actually Chas58, the person I bought this one from had two of them on EBAY. Mine was a 58, and he also sold a 52 for about the same price.
02-26-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,305
Posted By Jackmen

Mike That is great that were able to send it...

Mike

That is great that were able to send it back and get a carbon rig. You will notice the difference. Great that you are dropping weight as this will make a tremendous difference.

If you...
02-26-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,305
Posted By Jackmen

Mike That is a very nice looking rig you...

Mike

That is a very nice looking rig you got there. Did you buy this one in addition to the alloy gravel rig you got from nashbar just a month or so ago? You are loading up on bikes.

This...
02-26-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,312
Posted By Jackmen

OP here. I reinstalled my bottom bracket press...

OP here. I reinstalled my bottom bracket press in cup on the giant defy with a nice layer of grease both on the alloy BB insert and on the plastic bearing cup that fits into the alloy insert. If I...
02-24-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,312
Posted By Jackmen

Bikedud Thanks for sharing your experience....

Bikedud

Thanks for sharing your experience. Does your TCR have an alloy insert in the BB shell? Just wondering with mine having the alloy shell in the carbon shell, is it wise to use grease or...
02-24-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,689
Posted By Jackmen

Chas58, I have to brag a bit on this one. $3200...

Chas58, I have to brag a bit on this one. $3200 MSRP bike and I bought it new (never owned) but old new stock for $1250 including shipping.

One of my best bargains I have ever bought in a bike.
02-23-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,312
Posted By Jackmen

Andy you have some very interesting view points,...

Andy you have some very interesting view points, that appear to come from experience with press fit BB's. So apparently you have ran into this situation before and solutions are temporary in nature,...
02-23-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,689
Posted By Jackmen

I have enjoyed a lot of the discussion in this...

I have enjoyed a lot of the discussion in this thread on gravel riding. I had been pretty much a road rider up until last year. I live in south central Missouri right in the middle of the ozarks...
02-23-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,312
Posted By Jackmen

Bottom Bracket replacement - advice needed

I am in the process of replacing the Bottom bracket on my 2014 Giant Defy advanced 0. All carbon frame but has a aluminum insert that the bottom bracket fits into. Determined that it is a Press fit...
02-13-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,881
Posted By Jackmen

Finally someone who understands our Hills. Yours...

Finally someone who understands our Hills. Yours look even worse than ours. We only had 3800 feet in 48 miles you were almost a 1000 feet higher in about the same mileage. What kicked my butt on...
02-13-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,881
Posted By Jackmen

Tremendous help from several of you, thank you so...

Tremendous help from several of you, thank you so much, Cranker, Phatfree, Justin1138, Kopsis, Barettscv, and Mstateglfr.

It helps with everybody's input, to make an informed decision.
02-13-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,881
Posted By Jackmen

I am going to try a 38 upfront and see how that...

I am going to try a 38 upfront and see how that works on the steeper courses.
02-12-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,881
Posted By Jackmen

Hi Mike The epitome of Epic was steep to say...

Hi Mike

The epitome of Epic was steep to say the least. It made cuba look pretty tame.

I probably needed the high end and low end equally. There are usually always a few pavement sections...
02-12-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,881
Posted By Jackmen

Need Lower gearing on gravel Bike

I have a almost new carbon Fuli gravel bike that I have really enjoyed on gravel races and rides. This week I did a ride entitled "Epitome of Epic" which was a preview of an Epic ride which they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Jackmen

Specialized Roubaix Pro or Expert UDI-2 Discount?

I am really impressed with the new 2017 Roubaix and would like to get either a Pro UDI2 MSRP $6500 or Expert UDI2 MSRP $4600.

I was just wondering for those of you who have purchased either of...
02-01-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,148
Posted By Jackmen

Suspension seat post on Gravel bike ?

I have started doing some gravel riding and have had back issues in the past and was looking at the possibility of using some type of suspension seat post with my gravel bike to eases the pounding on...
01-31-17, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Jackmen

New Cassette for Sram red 10 speed

I am getting a new carbon disc wheel for my 2013 Blue time trial bike that is equipped with Sram red 10 speed and it has Return to center shifters.

I want to get a second cassette with the new...
01-28-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,957
Posted By Jackmen

If you ride hard on gravel roads around mid...

If you ride hard on gravel roads around mid missouri flats happen all the time. Our gravel roads have a lot of loose larger peices of crushed limestone that cause flats. If you run tubes on gravel...
01-28-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,957
Posted By Jackmen

Michael, sorry for the overreaction. I should...

Michael, sorry for the overreaction. I should have known that you were on board with the tubeless as you did have some flat issues in Cuba. Glad to hear that you are running the tubeless...
01-28-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,957
Posted By Jackmen

Mike, what is the deal with the latex tube? This...

Mike, what is the deal with the latex tube? This thing is set up to go tubeless. You need to run those wheels tubeless. Just some experience. I was running some panaracers brand new and ended up...
01-26-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,525
Posted By Jackmen

I purchased a 2015 Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 about a...

I purchased a 2015 Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 about a year ago on Ebay as new old stock that was never owned. It is a great carbon framed gravel bike with all sram Force components including 1X and...
12-19-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Jackmen

I have had similar issues in the past. I have...

I have had similar issues in the past. I have had extensive back issues as I had a microdiscectomy on my L4-L5 in late 2013 from a severely herniated disc. After a lot of experimentation I have...
12-15-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jackmen

I Bought a FuJi Altimera CX 1.3 last spring for...

I Bought a FuJi Altimera CX 1.3 last spring for mainly doing gravel rides. It came with 1X with 44 on front and 11-28 in rear. We have quite a few hills so I switched the cassette to a 11-36 which...
12-13-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jackmen

I don't do a lot of racing in real life, but on...

I don't do a lot of racing in real life, but on the trainer in zwift, the races cause you to push yourself and get your heart rate up. Its a great experience, and you don't have to worry about any...
12-13-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jackmen

Not a smart trainer wont work on zwift.

Not a smart trainer wont work on zwift.
12-10-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jackmen

Last year I used the tacx Vortex, which is a...

Last year I used the tacx Vortex, which is a smart trainer where you keep the back wheel on. I t works well and sells for 529 including shipping. If you look around you can get them with a...
12-09-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,525
Posted By Jackmen

The question I ask is why would you ride them...

The question I ask is why would you ride them with tubes, when you can ride them tubeless? No drawbacks to tubeless.

Also please realize any wheels can be ran tubeless. Just put on stan's...
12-08-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,525
Posted By Jackmen

I mounted some Schwalbe 38 G Ones on my gravel...

I mounted some Schwalbe 38 G Ones on my gravel bike and I am amazed how fast they are on the road. I didn't have my road bike together and some friends called to do a 45 Mile road ride, so I decided...
12-08-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jackmen

I guess I am not real rider then. Much prefer...

I guess I am not real rider then. Much prefer riding inside on the Smart trainer in zwift.
12-08-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jackmen

Trainers without Zwift are extremely boring and...

Trainers without Zwift are extremely boring and very difficult to do long term. Since I got a smart trainer and got on zwift (one year ago) I now use my trainer on a regular basis during off season...
11-28-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,525
Posted By Jackmen

Both the retailer and the company said they were...

Both the retailer and the company said they were tubeless up to 60 PSI.
11-26-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,525
Posted By Jackmen

I would be concerned about running the gravel...

I would be concerned about running the gravel Kings tubeless. I tried some SK 32's even contacted Panaracer direct to confirm if they were ok to run tubeless. They said they were fine tubeless up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,079
Posted By Jackmen

Trainer break Carbon Frame

A simple way folks, to alleviate potential concerns is to get a trainer that has some movement in the back where it is not fixed. The couple that I think of are Tacx Neo, and Kurt Kinetic. Tacx has...
11-15-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,348
Posted By Jackmen

I guess I come from the other side of the...

I guess I come from the other side of the spectrum. I currently run a 1X set up on my gravel bike that has 44 chain ring up front and 11-36 in rear. This gives a gear inch range of 33-108. Having...
11-12-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,420
Posted By Jackmen

How often do us old guys actually win?

I did have to brag on this one a little. I did a 50 mile gravel race near jefferson City, Mo and actually won the race. Doesn't happen very often so I figured I would share. There were 51 riders...
11-08-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By Jackmen

I figured it would be nice to post the results of...

I figured it would be nice to post the results of a gravel race in the masters racing section to give everybody a little different report from the traditional Road, Time trial or crit race report.
...
11-08-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Jackmen

Shelbyfv I talked to Tim today about the...

Shelbyfv

I talked to Tim today about the finish and He says I won the race fair and square. So i guess He was trying hard. He did also mention that because of the lack of markings to direct the...
11-07-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By Jackmen

Thanks Mike. So sorry you took a wrong turn, but...

Thanks Mike. So sorry you took a wrong turn, but you were not alone and that the course wasn't marked real well and a lot of people took wrong turns.
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