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07-16-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
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: 544
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: 19
Views: 1,393
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: 19
Views: 1,393
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: 67
Views: 7,538
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: 67
Views: 7,538
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: 67
Views: 7,538
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: 1,305
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: 1,305
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: 1,305
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: 1,288
Views: 501,870
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: 3,077
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: 3,077
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: 5,909
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: 5,909
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: 1,055
Views: 103,528
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: 1,259
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: 1,143
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: 2,368
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: 2,317
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: 1,330
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: 107
Views: 5,883
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: 2,141
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...
06-21-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,924
Posted By medic75

You just added a little mystery to this - not...

You just added a little mystery to this - not that it really matters. That is the saddle in the photos of my bike on Trek's website, but that is not the saddle that was on my bike when I picked it...
06-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,909
Posted By medic75

Okay. Small kids and animals intentionally...

Okay. Small kids and animals intentionally ingest many things for many reasons. They, as a rule, don't do it with the intent of harming or killing themselves via poisoning or overdosing. With that...
06-20-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,909
Posted By medic75

The same can be said for everything. Children...

The same can be said for everything. Children ingest adult medication accidentally every day - any attempt to make nicotine seem more dangerous than the thousands of other substances that are...
06-20-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,909
Posted By medic75

A Toronto cardiologist who has done the research...

A Toronto cardiologist who has done the research and does his best to educate others on the good that vaping can do for the smoking public. When it comes to peer review, most of his colleagues are...
06-20-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,924
Posted By medic75

I figured most people likely give the stock...

I figured most people likely give the stock saddle a chance, which is why I stated I believe that most get swapped out in the first 100 miles. I can confirm that I did give one saddle a fair chance...
06-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,909
Posted By medic75

The same can said for energy gels. Our bodies...

The same can said for energy gels. Our bodies weren’t designed to take simple processed carbohydrates in through our stomachs. Medications in general are not natural. Tell a diabetic that his body...
06-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,909
Posted By medic75

I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was only...

I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was only 13 years old. I tried everything to quit, but was never able to actually do it. Gum, patches, Chantix, even acupuncture. The only thing that worked...
06-20-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,924
Posted By medic75

What do you do with stock saddles?

So maybe I'm wrong in making this assumption, but I am thinking most people replace the stock saddle on a new bike within the first 100 miles. What do you do with that saddle? Do they have any...
06-19-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By medic75

I tracked my ride last night with strava. Come to...

I tracked my ride last night with strava. Come to find out, the initial elevation change is about 700 feet in 4 miles. Regardless, after eating an apple sauce packet 20 minutes prior to the ride, I...
06-18-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By medic75

The race was in Allegany State Park, New York...

The race was in Allegany State Park, New York State. It is called Raccoon Rally & this was the 30th year.

No, unfortunately there are no associations or leagues around me. We are literally in the...
06-18-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By medic75

My diet is low simple carbs. I eat most...

My diet is low simple carbs. I eat most vegetables at will, but very limited sweet fruit. My lunch today consisted of a turkey wrap on multigrain with a small bag of chips (13 total carbs). I...
06-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By medic75

Son's first MTB race

My son completed in his first race on Sunday. I had mentioned it to him about a month ago and he wasn't interested because it was a race. I tried to explain that he doesn't have to race, and that...
06-15-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By medic75

It looks like this may be at least a portion of...

It looks like this may be at least a portion of the issue. I am not a racer, so I do not necessarily need to go full on with a high carb diet prior to rides or during rides. It just seems to me...
06-15-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By medic75

I don't get the 15mm through axle issue. Even if...

I don't get the 15mm through axle issue. Even if it were an issue, you mentioned a new wheelset, so why not go for a new Lauf Grit fork with 12x100? Too late now, but maybe you'll want to give me a...
06-12-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By medic75

If you like the geometry, Accell's frames are...

If you like the geometry, Accell's frames are decent quality. They aren't grade A, top shelf, prime stuff, but those come with a 5 figure price tag. Most of Accell's frames are worthy of whatever...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By medic75

First, I want to clarify that I didn't read...

First, I want to clarify that I didn't read through this entire thread.

As for the Schwinn, this think it was good for the price I payed. It performed its intended job well. I kept the chain...
06-11-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,582
Posted By medic75

This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the...

This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the gravel bike and use the mountain bike for this ride. There are sections that are a little too rough for the 700x40 tires on my gravel bike.
...
06-11-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By medic75

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, I...

Thanks for the help.

Unfortunately, I haven't really involved my doctor in many of my decisions. I switched doctors a couple of years ago when my original doctor moved out of the area. I...
06-11-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By medic75

Diet controlled diabetes & cycling

I am hoping there is a similar person here who can offer their experience.

I was diagnosed with diabetes years ago, but nothing serious. The doctor prescribed metformin & I took it, continuing to...
06-11-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,547
Posted By medic75

Interestingly enough, many people had the same...

Interestingly enough, many people had the same thought I did - inflation. If you look at bikes from the 70s & 80s, considering inflation, you will realize that today's bikes are relatively cheap....
06-10-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By medic75

https://youtu.be/BWQxGzHQZVU

https://youtu.be/BWQxGzHQZVU
06-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By medic75

In my experience, hydraulic brakes are the same...

In my experience, hydraulic brakes are the same an mechanical when it comes to bedding. The two new bikes I have had with hydraulic brakes were terrible when new. Once they got a proper bedding,...
06-10-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By medic75

I can confirm that properly bedding in the brakes...

I can confirm that properly bedding in the brakes makes a significant difference. I can also confirm that mechanical disc vs hydraulic disc is also a world of difference. If you have a large hill...
06-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,582
Posted By medic75

Not much gravel on this ride, but portions of the...

Not much gravel on this ride, but portions of the road may as well have been gravel....
06-10-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 76,928
Posted By medic75

So, I finally broke down and bought some real...

So, I finally broke down and bought some real shoes during Five Ten's Memorial Day sale. These completely sucked on the stock DB pedals with terrible grip as compared to the Fila shoes that I had...
06-09-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By medic75

I don't have much experience with different...

I don't have much experience with different tires, but I am very happy with the Kenda Flintridge Pro tires that came on my bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,206
Posted By medic75

For me - 3 bikes 1. Gravel bike for...

For me - 3 bikes

1. Gravel bike for commuting, fun, & everything else during late spring, summer, & early fall.
2. Cheap Schwinn BSO with fenders, disc brakes, & studded tires for winter...
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