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11-15-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By chas58

I can see that. Thanks. Racing CX in the...

I can see that. Thanks.
Racing CX in the morning.
(They have cleared a path on the snow)
11-15-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By chas58

Uh, yeah. That is why i said about the...

Uh, yeah.

That is why i said about the gravel tires
"Hope it works on a hook-less bead. "

Didn't see anything on conti's website about hookless on the gravel ones.

Do you know why they...
11-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,678
Posted By chas58

Conti Tubless GP5000. 32mm tubless works great...

Conti Tubless GP5000. 32mm tubless works great in light gravel and rough asphalt.
half price. $94.95 -> $44.58
These tires were a fortune earlier in the year.
...
11-15-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By chas58

Good to know, thanks. (On my tires, they tend...

Good to know, thanks.
(On my tires, they tend to hold to the tires like a strong tape (i.e. duct tape)).
11-15-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By chas58

No. Hope it works on a hook-less bead. ...

No.

Hope it works on a hook-less bead. Those GP5000TL tires were a nightmare to mount on my hook-less beads - the tire bead was too thick, too tight, too small a diameter for that set of...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,285
Posted By chas58

Ha, ha. I know. I spent decades riding in Texas...

Ha, ha. I know. I spent decades riding in Texas rain and floods. Still, it beat riding in Gulf Coast humidity...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By chas58

I like commuting in the dark. Makes me and the...

I like commuting in the dark. Makes me and the cars a lot more visible with proper lights.

Yep, studded tires can roll a lot faster at high PSI when you get those studs off the ground (depending...
11-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By chas58

I hate to say this, but ya know - skinnystrippers...

I hate to say this, but ya know - skinnystrippers will fix that type of problem (burping).
Not affiliated with them - just seems like a cheap way to address a lot of small tubeless issues like...
11-14-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,678
Posted By chas58

Bummer, Tim added a lot to this community.

Bummer, Tim added a lot to this community.
11-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By chas58

that blue and orange could come out sharp....

that blue and orange could come out sharp. Looking forward to seeing the build.

Probably nicer than this purdy $15K purple Titanium bike (I like the bike, but 15k?)...
11-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By chas58

Personally I would look at a brand that has 650...

Personally I would look at a brand that has 650 wheels for the smaller sizes in order to keep the handling the same (and reduce toe overlap). Small bikes on 700c wheels need kinda wonky geometry. ...
11-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By chas58

His name is mark, and his brand is Noble bikes ...

His name is mark, and his brand is Noble bikes

https://www.noble-bikes.com/
11-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,375
Posted By chas58

I agree with the above - 46t is plenty. I do...

I agree with the above - 46t is plenty. I do some race training where I have to do a good pull at up to 40mph to stay in the pack, and I'm still doing good. Most of the time over 30mph I'm costing...
11-13-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By chas58

I have them. I don't use them though. They are...

I have them. I don't use them though. They are fairly fast tires - its just awkward having a skinny knobby tire.
33mm is fine for a lot of the summer gravel we have around here (YMMV). But if...
11-13-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By chas58

Notice any difference between the Ramblers and...

Notice any difference between the Ramblers and Riddlers? My Ramblers are blistering in the tread, so I'm looking to replace them. riddlers are on the list...
11-12-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By chas58

And 2 mountain bikes, a commuter, a fixie, and be...

And 2 mountain bikes, a commuter, a fixie, and be thinking about a tandem for date night![/QUOTE]

I know. I have them all. But the CX bike is the only one that gets any love

Well, then there is...
11-12-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By chas58

Yeah, I have commented on that one before. Like a...

Yeah, I have commented on that one before. Like a lot of their videos - it really depends on things like setup.

I was choosing between those two bikes. I picked the slow one (yellow CX) and set it...
11-12-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,134
Posted By chas58

For me, its about 1-2mph - maybe 10%. Almost...

For me, its about 1-2mph - maybe 10%. Almost trivial if I'm on my own - can be a big deal if I'm on a group ride that doesn't care if they drop someone. Comparing Conti GP5000 32mm to 40mm G-One or...
11-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By chas58

I'm generalizing, but in general, hookless carbon...

I'm generalizing, but in general, hookless carbon wheels can take a bigger hit than aluminum - which will bend if they take a hard hit. I do have a hookless pair - they seem to hold the tire tighter...
11-08-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By chas58

Its a fairly aggressive race bike - perfect if...

Its a fairly aggressive race bike - perfect if that is what you are after. I'm gonna guess it is fairly stiff, fairly aggressive positioning and limited tire clearance (most everything these days...
11-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By chas58

Well, if you want the Lynskey - this video might...

Well, if you want the Lynskey - this video might convince you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzrOUoY7PYo
Basically, he loves the versatiltity of the bike (Tire size flexibility, mounts, and bike...
11-07-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By chas58

No sales this year? Typically they have some...

No sales this year? Typically they have some killer sales in the fall (i.e. now). Also, they used to blow out a lot of inventory through Nashbar this time of year, but obviously that isn't...
11-07-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By chas58

Wow. From what mstateglfr said, the geometry of...

Wow. From what mstateglfr said, the geometry of those is very different.

If you are used to a road bike, you may like the road geometry - although typically slower reactions are better on loose...
11-07-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By chas58

Glad you found it. All of my small holes...

Glad you found it.

All of my small holes seal themselves. If it is much more than a pin hole, I will let the tire sit overnight (at pressure) with the hole on the ground, so it is in a puddle of...
11-07-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By chas58

Good points. The Pasela was the gravel (and...

Good points. The Pasela was the gravel (and commuting and touring) tire of choice long before there was gravel. Not the fanciest nor most expensive, but never heard of anyone complain about it -...
11-07-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By chas58

Amp-hours gives you range Voltage gives you...

Amp-hours gives you range
Voltage gives you speed.

So, you want a battery with lots of amp hours to get your range.

You'll get a little more power at 52v, but not more range (maybe less, since...
11-06-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By chas58

The perfect retro-grouch bike. I'm in love! ...

The perfect retro-grouch bike. I'm in love!

(oops, no canti's. Can't have everything a retro-grouch wants).
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By chas58

I haven't. Can't find what I want any more. I...

I haven't. Can't find what I want any more. I loved the in house stuff - especially for older bike where most parts cost more than the bike was worth - unless I bought Nashbar or Forte parts. ...
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By chas58

Yeah, 88"

Yeah, 88"
11-05-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

You can make any of these materials soft and...

You can make any of these materials soft and heavy (relatively), or light and stiff.

With two "good" frames, you have more design freedom with Carbon vs Aluminum (in making a frame comfortable and...
11-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By chas58

Iím not most people then, lol. And certainly, if...

Iím not most people then, lol. And certainly, if you are not pushing it, it doesnít really matter much. Humans are very adaptable and will adapt to a different bike typically in about 10 minutes....
11-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,294
Posted By chas58

The cyclo-cross vs gravel conundrum: understanding the differences

I couple of years ago, I was struggling to understand the differences between CX and Gravel bikes. Its easy to see how the specs are different, but I wanted to know how do they really ride.

This...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By chas58

I tend to run 38 rear 43 front, because that is...

I tend to run 38 rear 43 front, because that is what fits. I like having the extra traction and cushion in the front when going off road - and a little extra efficiency in the rear. (there is no...
11-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

Prime candidate for a new bike. That sums up the...

Prime candidate for a new bike. That sums up the difference pretty well. your bike is great for long rides at moderate power output, but isn't going to be nimble, accelerate well, or climb a hill...
11-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

Specifically, bikes today typically have a...

Specifically, bikes today typically have a stiffness range of 70-425 N/mm (source German TOUR magazine test). A 23mm tire at 116psi is about 150N/mm. You can take that tire number down pretty low...
11-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

That s a good example. When we were in our 30's,...

That s a good example. When we were in our 30's, bikes were super stiff. That was how we rolled. I used to really suffer over washboard. The other day I was going over some really nasty...
11-05-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

How to start an argument. :popcorn

How to start an argument.


:popcorn
11-04-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By chas58

Lots of threads on this... ...

Lots of threads on this...

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1177958-good-steel-gravel-frames.html...
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By chas58

Its kinda hard to tell from the snapshot, but...

Its kinda hard to tell from the snapshot, but looking at the raw data - the lowest speed of the pack is 30mph, and the highest speed is 37.

For me, on a short track (this one is 166M) its about...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By chas58

Many people are happy with them. They are not...

Many people are happy with them. They are not quite as fast as slicks, but should be a great commuting tire. The only real complaint is that they tend to throw up small pebbles - the kind that are...
11-04-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By chas58

Did you find anything? The soapy water trick...

Did you find anything?

The soapy water trick is your best bet. If I was to bet, I would guess it had something to do with the stem - especially if its been fine for so long. The stem will get a...
11-01-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

You could go to your local LBS and try a good CX...

You could go to your local LBS and try a good CX bike and see how it compares to yours - then decide how much you want to go in that direction. I compared a Specialized Carbon Crux (it was the...
11-01-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By chas58

Keep in mind, the ISO standard is 6mm clearance...

Keep in mind, the ISO standard is 6mm clearance on each side. So what will fit is a little difference than the official tire clearance.
11-01-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By chas58

So, what are you thinking? Does this help...

So, what are you thinking?

Does this help (or hinder?)
https://gearjunkie.com/salsa-warbird-gravel-bike
of course it's 2013 technology - and gravel is still changing fast. It is a classic though...
11-01-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

Ah, I see. Well, both Al and Ti are capable of...

Ah, I see. Well, both Al and Ti are capable of feeling more spritely than your bike. I've done the Aluminim bike with suspension seatpost and cush tubless tires. That works well, and is still...
11-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

Good point. Salsa stated "their aluminum...

Good point.

Salsa stated "their aluminum bike's ride quality is better than their Titanium bike" but of course they stated how much better their carbon frame was. But if that is important to you,...
11-01-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,076
Posted By chas58

Which way do you want me to argue it? The...

Which way do you want me to argue it?

The best thing to do is go to LBS and try two of the same bikes and see what it feels like to you.

In my experience, aluminum feels like aluminum. Its...
10-31-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By chas58

Funny how often that happens - when spoonbot is...

Funny how often that happens - when spoonbot is right, and everyone else is wrong.
:foo:
:roflmao:
:P:
:innocent:
10-30-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,199
Posted By chas58

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-30-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,814
Posted By chas58

Yeah, you used to be able to zoom right onto...

Yeah, you used to be able to zoom right onto someone's home - then people who used strava started seeing their bikes getting stolen from their garage.

Its amazing how many people I follow who...
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