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11-28-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By bonsai171

Hello, The Kilo tt would be a good option, ...

Hello,

The Kilo tt would be a good option, Been riding this over reasonable (40-50 mi) distances, and the ride has been pretty comfortable. At this point I think only the frame, BB, and seatpost...
11-27-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24,496
Views: 1,970,063
Posted By bonsai171

Today I beat one of my KOMs by 10 seconds! ...

Today I beat one of my KOMs by 10 seconds!

dave
11-21-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bonsai171

This is so cool! (and will only fuel my data...

This is so cool! (and will only fuel my data obsession :) They have average speed by bike. I love it. Just scanned thru some of the data.

This is pretty awesome.

Dave
11-21-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bonsai171

Strava achievements

Anyone know of a way to see a list of Strava achievements by when they were achieved? Would like to use this data to change up my riding a bit.

Dave
11-19-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,680
Posted By bonsai171

3T Ernova Team Stealth Carbon Handlebars (only...

3T Ernova Team Stealth Carbon Handlebars (only 195g!) $140
...
11-14-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,680
Posted By bonsai171

Niner RLT 9 Steel frameset-$1,098. ...

Niner RLT 9 Steel frameset-$1,098.

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=RLT+9+Steel+Frameset&vendorCode=NINER&major=8&minor=1

Dave
11-11-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By bonsai171

I have a couple of gpx files put together, and...

I have a couple of gpx files put together, and can think of maybe one other route to add to it. If you don't mind, PM me with an email address, and I can send them over.

Dave
11-11-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By bonsai171

I've heard of the dirty sheets ride. Definitely...

I've heard of the dirty sheets ride. Definitely can send you some loops. There's a couple of areas I enjoy doing gravel riding in. A lot of it is in Dallas. If you have a land pass for the...
11-10-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By bonsai171

Kinda lucky on this one. We live in Dallas, GA...

Kinda lucky on this one. We live in Dallas, GA and can ride by bicycle from home a few miles and pick up some nice gravel, or chunky singletrack gravel if you prefer. There isn't tons of gravel...
11-10-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By bonsai171

How do you like the Cutthroat on the road other...

How do you like the Cutthroat on the road other than the spinning out issue? Does it feel fast on the road with the 2.3" tires? Got a dedicated road bike so the Cutthroat would be a n+. Just...
11-03-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like grip grab is the way to go. They have...

Looks like grip grab is the way to go. They have 4 mil thick neoprene shoe covers (race thermo) for $60. Can't find anything as thick for the $.
11-02-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks! Wound up taking the bike to REI, turns...

Thanks! Wound up taking the bike to REI, turns out it was just really stuck. Will save this for future reference :)

Dave
11-02-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By bonsai171

Can't find my instructions, scanning would be...

Can't find my instructions, scanning would be great :)

Dave
11-01-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By bonsai171

Topeak cagemount

Anyone familiar with the Topeak cage mount?

https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Handlebar-Water-Bottle-Mount/dp/B07CKKCRW7

Got one on my handlebars and can't get it off. As I understand the side...
11-01-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks, didn't know there was a winter forum!

Thanks, didn't know there was a winter forum!
11-01-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By bonsai171

Looking for some warm shoe covers

Hello,

I was wondering if someone knows where to find warm shoe covers for $50 or less? Got a pair of look style shoes and a pair of spd shoes. Need something that can work with both. For a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By bonsai171

The Element Bolt is awesome. It just works. ...

The Element Bolt is awesome. It just works. Works great with my heart rate monitor and cadence sensor too (and with 3 bikes). Definitely a good way to go, as long as you don't mind not seeing...
10-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By bonsai171

Got a carbon fork with aluminum steered already. ...

Got a carbon fork with aluminum steered already. What frame set would you start with?

Dave
10-25-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By bonsai171

Got very lucky. Last night I got the shifters...

Got very lucky. Last night I got the shifters working, and took the fork out. No frame damage or fork damage. Only wheels.

I had 2 lights on the ride, and one had died (both were fully...
10-24-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By bonsai171

So I had a little crash last night..

Was riding my Specialized Hard rock sport last night, and couldn't gauge the height of the curb in the dark. Was trying to go over a low spot in a crosswalk, and accidentally hit the regular curb at...
10-22-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By bonsai171

Cool, thanks. Need some ideas to get under...

Cool, thanks. Need some ideas to get under 20lbs. Would be cool to be at 16 or 17 though. Tires are probably a big one for me. Current tires are 363g each.

Any idea if the Kilo tt and Kilo...
10-22-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By bonsai171

Super light Kilo TT?

Anyone have a sub 17 lb Kilo tt? Mine is around 20.5 lbs, wondering what it would take to get it down in weight. Could you share a parts list?

Dave
10-22-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By bonsai171

Haven't had a lot of luck with strap on mounts. ...

Haven't had a lot of luck with strap on mounts. Tried a velcro mount water bottle cage, and was able to get it to work well on a fixed gear, but it would come loose mounted on my mtb fork (riding a...
10-21-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,701
Posted By bonsai171

Tim's website is a great resource. I use it...

Tim's website is a great resource. I use it fairly often when looking for a new route to ride. We ride fairly often too.

Another resource is the WMAs. There are a bunch in Paulding with...
10-21-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By bonsai171

Like the idea. I have a 30lb mtb now, will...

Like the idea. I have a 30lb mtb now, will probably start buying the tent and stuff to see what bags I really need. Thinking most of my trips will be a night or two, but I may wind up doing a week...
10-19-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,701
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks! The blog website was very helpful. ...

Thanks! The blog website was very helpful. Going to take a while to digest all of this, but I started looking at Haralson county and it looks like there are a lot of gravel roads. I could probably...
10-19-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,701
Posted By bonsai171

I'd be curious where some of this gravel is. ...

I'd be curious where some of this gravel is. Having ridden a lot of gravel near Dallas, GA and some in the Cohuttas, there is probably a lot more I haven't ridden. Here are a couple of my...
10-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By bonsai171

3 pack mounts

Hello,

Been thinking about getting into bikepacking. Don't know if I will do it a lot, but have been researching some bikes to at least have the ability to bikepack as far as gearing and mounts. ...
10-17-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By bonsai171

This does look like a nice tent. I like the...

This does look like a nice tent. I like the compartments it has for storage and a place for a light too. Got an REI membership too, will probably check this one out. As far as the size, most...
10-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By bonsai171

That is kind of wierd about the light gray...

That is kind of wierd about the light gray version. Might be tempted to buy that due to the lower weight, but probably won't as there is so much other bikepacking stuff to buy. The sleeping pad...
10-14-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By bonsai171

Tents

Hello,

I'm looking for a 2 person tent for bikepacking that's not too heavy and a decent price. Looked at the Naturehike cloud up 2 on Amazon for $109. Any other decent tents at this price point...
10-12-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24,496
Views: 1,970,063
Posted By bonsai171

Minimum cadence was 31.

Minimum cadence was 31.
10-08-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24,496
Views: 1,970,063
Posted By bonsai171

Not a bad idea. The jump from 70 gi to 74 gi was...

Not a bad idea. The jump from 70 gi to 74 gi was a little rough. I have 45x16 gearing now, and a 17 sitting on the shelf. Just need to figure out if there is enough room in the dropout for that...
10-08-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24,496
Views: 1,970,063
Posted By bonsai171

Today I almost got a KOM riding fixed. Just need...

Today I almost got a KOM riding fixed. Just need to be 2-3 seconds faster. Got 74 gear inches, and I want to go up to 79. Is that too big of a jump?

Dave
10-06-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By bonsai171

#newproducttax

#newproducttax
10-06-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By bonsai171

Hopefully the new groupsets will allow for sub 24...

Hopefully the new groupsets will allow for sub 24 gear inches. Would like to see a fork update to include 3 pack mounts. Need some serious gearing where I ride. Not too many stock options like...
09-06-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 115,475
Posted By bonsai171

LOL MCR! The cheapest one is $4,700. I can put...

LOL MCR! The cheapest one is $4,700. I can put the 26X2.0's on my specialized and we can compare the tires. What size did you get the ReneHerse in?

Dave
09-05-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 115,475
Posted By bonsai171

Where do you plan to ride with those tires? Got...

Where do you plan to ride with those tires? Got some serious tread there!

Dave
09-04-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By bonsai171

That's a sweet deal! What frame/drivetrain? How...

That's a sweet deal! What frame/drivetrain? How was the purchasing experience with Excel?
.
Dave
09-04-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By bonsai171

The article I saw earlier said the chainstays...

The article I saw earlier said the chainstays were longer on the rdo and aluminum models, which would translate to a longer wheelbase. The steel frame already has the longer chainstays.

Ya'll may...
09-04-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

Saw that a few minutes ago! Looks like the...

Saw that a few minutes ago! Looks like the biggest change is the max tire clearance of 50mm. I recently switched my old 30lb bike from 2 inch knobby tires down to 1.75" semi-slicks, and noticed a...
09-02-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

The dropper post sounds interesting, but I always...

The dropper post sounds interesting, but I always thought of it as more of a single track thing. Maybe it would be good for going over washboarded gravel?

Been thinking about the whole drivetrain...
09-02-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,734
Posted By bonsai171

Found this video on youtube, might be helpful...

Found this video on youtube, might be helpful with the lights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQnJOOIpBSs

Dave
09-02-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,734
Posted By bonsai171

Something like this should work for wahoo...

Something like this should work for wahoo computers:

https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/accessories/stem-mount-for-elemnt-bike-computer

Not sure about lights. Canyon mentions them on the...
09-02-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonsai171

Hello, sorry to hear you are having back pain. ...

Hello, sorry to hear you are having back pain. Congrats on the new bike though! One thing you may want to consider is that your pain may be not entirely related to fit. My riding is a lot of road...
09-01-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like the DI2 GRX derailleur would work too....

Looks like the DI2 GRX derailleur would work too. Unfortunately the derailleurs cost a small forture. Had another idea. There is an SLX crankset with 38T/28T (SLX FC-M7000-2) which will work with a...
08-31-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

As stated in the original post, it will mostly be...

As stated in the original post, it will mostly be used for gravel, and some bikepacking. If I had to put numbers to it, the gravel would be maybe 90%, and 10% bikepacking. That being said, we live...
08-30-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like the min low sprocket is 40t (not 36t)....

Looks like the min low sprocket is 40t (not 36t).

https://bike.shimano.com/en-NZ/product/component/grx-11-speed/RD-RX812.html

Back to the drawing board.
08-30-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like you're right on that one, according to...

Looks like you're right on that one, according to this link it only works with a 1X11 wide setup:
...
08-30-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,243
Posted By bonsai171

Tim, It is probably unlikely that I would...

Tim,

It is probably unlikely that I would start out bikepacking, but it would be nice to start out with something that doesn't have to be changed later on. From what i can tell, if the GRX RX-812...
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