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07-22-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,784
Posted By Metieval

within its ability to transfer energy. if...

within its ability to transfer energy.

if you understand the difference in shoe sole stiffness, then you understand bicycle frames.

when you transfer energy to a pedal and your street shoe...
07-21-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,450
Posted By Metieval

less sugar will go farther than anything to beat...

less sugar will go farther than anything to beat the heat. getting your 99 of soda pop, is uh OUCH!!!!
07-21-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,450
Posted By Metieval

the hotter it gets makes sitting in 220 A/C ...

the hotter it gets makes sitting in 220 A/C better than ever.

btw, that is 2 wheels going 20 mph A/C
07-21-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,784
Posted By Metieval

^ if that 1+ mph is from 13mph to 14mph, then...

^ if that 1+ mph is from 13mph to 14mph, then yeah.

if that 1+ mph difference is the difference between 20 and 21 mph averages... then I don't believe you.

Distance will also come into play.......
07-21-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,784
Posted By Metieval

well there is that... I mean it looks stupid to...

well there is that... I mean it looks stupid to have a beer and burger gut on a higher end bicycle.

So take that burger/beer money and spend it on a bicycle.

Or ride the cheaper bicycles as an...
07-21-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,784
Posted By Metieval

I have found that a heavy bike with high rolling...

I have found that a heavy bike with high rolling resistant tires, a draft doesn't offer much compared to say GP5000 on deep dish wheels and just getting sucked along.

a leaf will get blown around...
07-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,784
Posted By Metieval

yes, wheels and tires will help the most. ...

yes, wheels and tires will help the most. efficient frame is right up there with helping too.
07-19-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Metieval

Might need to get a 650x2.1 kinda gravel bike. ...

Might need to get a 650x2.1 kinda gravel bike. or just do an N+1 x2 .... new gravel bike, & a MTB also as mentioned above. ;)
07-19-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Metieval

I dunno, MY Singlespeed is 73/73 and I bomb...

I dunno, MY Singlespeed is 73/73 and I bomb gravel/dirt on it on 25's just because IDGAF with a high BB and it seems fine. would I do 20 miles of gravel on it, uhhh probably not because 25's but...
07-19-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By Metieval

I've went through 3 of those lights already. $25...

I've went through 3 of those lights already. $25 x3 is $75

according to my perception they only output in the 400-500 range, and have a really bad reflector. with a hot spot or dead spot dead...
07-19-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By Metieval

I have a 1600 serfas E-lume that i run on low 400...

I have a 1600 serfas E-lume that i run on low 400 lumen. (Usually). However there are times I am grateful for and use the brighter settings of 1600/1000/700


Edit:

Let me add some more info.
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07-18-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Metieval

One of the better looking gravel bikes! No...

One of the better looking gravel bikes!

No lie, I am still a bit superficial about how a bike looks. I've always said if I wanted to go fast on Gravel I'd ride a superX, but I think this just...
07-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By Metieval

wasn't popular because it was suspension, or that...

wasn't popular because it was suspension, or that it was a costly rebuild and too often?

or it wasn't popular because it was limited to 650x38? (smaller sized frames)

there are many reasons...
07-16-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Metieval

Depending on where I am riding, ME!!!!! the...

Depending on where I am riding, ME!!!!!

the only thing better than a 42T paired to a 11-36 would be making it Electronic.
07-16-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Metieval

BTW shop around and ride many brands! Fit...

BTW shop around and ride many brands!

Fit will be your biggest enjoyment. BB drop/height numbers, and Reach #'s will be huge players in finding the bike you like to ride. Even a stand over...
07-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Metieval

you can find what ever you want to find, that...

you can find what ever you want to find, that won't change the fact of what the Cannondale CAAD reputation is. Even this Forum has the CULT of CAAD thread. 409 pages to be exact. Does any other...
07-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Metieval

My opinion aligns with 1,000's of riders that...

My opinion aligns with 1,000's of riders that seek CAAD frames for crit racing.
07-15-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Metieval

NOT even the same! Cannondale brings years...

NOT even the same!

Cannondale brings years of Aluminum frame experience (cough ** CAAD ** cough) , and their SAVE tech to the AL Topstone.

Salsa had a generic frame made with no technology, and...
07-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Metieval

good share

good share
07-14-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By Metieval

Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I...

Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I need to post a link to a recent example of whoa is me, they are being condescending on clean up?
07-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Metieval

new or used? Corporate discount gets you a...

new or used?

Corporate discount gets you a Willard 3 for $1,299
TRP mech brakes and apex 1x, Entry but a bit better than some entry
https://www.raleighusa.com/willard3

you have Cannondale...
07-13-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,167,795
Posted By Metieval

what ever levers that came with the HS-11's

what ever levers that came with the HS-11's
07-13-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,167,795
Posted By Metieval

I dig it! I picked a 1991 Schwinn Crosscut...

I dig it!

I picked a 1991 Schwinn Crosscut up for $75 and it was beat to heck. Too many years in a high school bike rack. I had it Powder coated , and then I uhh got carried away. So...
07-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,749
Posted By Metieval

I have no idea what it is like to throw dirty...

I have no idea what it is like to throw dirty sweaty clothing /gear into a car, 99% of my rides start from home and end at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,662,385
Posted By Metieval

jealous! I need a 54 CAAD9 (BB30) frame for a...

jealous! I need a 54 CAAD9 (BB30) frame for a singlespeed project
07-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By Metieval

well if they all come to cycling, I might just...

well if they all come to cycling, I might just have to start golfing.
07-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By Metieval

true that! and amazing!

true that! and amazing!
07-07-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By Metieval

NYC is a gamble..... ride the tire you want...

NYC is a gamble.....

ride the tire you want and just keep spares at home.

as for tubeless, a tire patch might work better than a plug? a plug will get you home though.
07-06-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Metieval

yeah!

yeah!
07-04-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Metieval

btw,,,, if you wanna know what tan walls looks...

btw,,,, if you wanna know what tan walls looks like, maybe.......
07-04-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Metieval

well if I want to drive 200 miles I can go buy...

well if I want to drive 200 miles I can go buy the 2019 black Ultegra Revolt. The wheels are okay, but..... I can get better?

the 105 in 2020 became an option with the move to full shimano. It...
07-04-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Metieval

its the 2020 Revolt advanced 2 and 1 $200...

its the 2020 Revolt advanced 2 and 1

$200 increase for apex,
1x is attractive, but it isn't necessary.

btw 105 on the 2020 year is shimano hydraulic brakes. and while i love the purple wine...
07-03-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Metieval

how many have went Shimano to Apex?

Who has went from shimano to Apex 1x and it wasn't failure?

I am fishing for opinions./experience.
I am not against 1x. Actually 1x is attractive, because my Fitness/hybrid /flatbar is 11-36 XT...
07-03-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 143,887
Posted By Metieval

that looks better than some of our (Ohio) paved...

that looks better than some of our (Ohio) paved stuff! LOL
07-03-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Metieval

so I just happened to bookmark this last night. ...

so I just happened to bookmark this last night.
I am tempted to buy a bike with Apex 10-42, not sure I will like the SRAM shifting though. regardless what I bookmarked may be of some help to you....
07-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Metieval

I'll think about it.....lol

I'll think about it.....lol
07-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 143,887
Posted By Metieval

I envy you for location and that bike! thanks...

I envy you for location and that bike! thanks for sharing
07-02-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Metieval

LOL love, .....but I'm down a gravel bike. I...

LOL love,
.....but I'm down a gravel bike. I sold the Trek crossrip, and was ready to pull the trigger on a Revolt advanced. I did not though.

so now I just browse "Cyclocross and Gravelbiking...
07-02-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Metieval

disc brake helps. as does the GP5000 being truer...

disc brake helps. as does the GP5000 being truer to size. Fresh install was measuring 28.2 - 28.5 I didn't recheck after a ride.

the 25C stock schwalbe 1 one were 215g with a kendra 23/25 tube...
07-02-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,627
Posted By Metieval

I had an issue with my 2013 Synapse bb30, but I...

I had an issue with my 2013 Synapse bb30, but I took it apart lubed the spindle, put it backbtogether tighter than the factory, adjusted my FD and Never had another issue with it ever.

I am not a...
07-02-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Metieval

I always needed levers for my 4000sii on my Mavic...

I always needed levers for my 4000sii on my Mavic wheels.

I just installed gp5000 regulars on my Caonnondale stans hollowgram wheels with no levers. I almost was ready to go tubeless, but I...
07-01-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 143,887
Posted By Metieval

uhh, that ^^^ looks bumpy in a jeep with 35's. ...

uhh, that ^^^ looks bumpy in a jeep with 35's.
If I was riding there, it would absolutely change my perspective on my current bicycle choices.
07-01-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Metieval

I am using camelback rouge for hydration. LOVE...

I am using camelback rouge for hydration. LOVE it! a bit limited for storage. but that is what bike bags are for.

On the other hand my road pack is an Osprey talon 22. Love Osprey as a product,...
07-01-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By Metieval

IMO panaracer/mavic is a bad combo. I've...

IMO panaracer/mavic is a bad combo.

I've always struggled to get the bead set with it. inflate, deflate, pry, inflate, pry some more. add soap to bead, over inflate....
^ it really makes a guy...
06-30-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,595
Posted By Metieval

its all good. I am really close to buying a...

its all good.
I am really close to buying a Revolt advanced. but... I won't be able to ride one. I was just going off your picture and thinking I should buy a small. I am however sticking to...
06-30-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,595
Posted By Metieval

oo okay then! lol

oo okay then! lol
06-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,595
Posted By Metieval

looking at the pictures you posted, it seems your...

looking at the pictures you posted, it seems your saddle is already really low. hence I was asking about your height
06-30-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,595
Posted By Metieval

I am 5,8" and trying to figure out if I want a...

I am 5,8" and trying to figure out if I want a medium or not.
06-30-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,595
Posted By Metieval

how tall are you? just curious.

how tall are you? just curious.
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