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Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By ptempel

I had my eye on an older Specialized Allez a year...

I had my eye on an older Specialized Allez a year or two ago. I forget why I did not pull the trigger (maybe condition or size too small). I think they and some of the Japanese built Schwinn,...
10-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By speedyspaghetti

UPDATE: Went back out there today and I friggin...

UPDATE: Went back out there today and I friggin nailed that switchback! Took a lot of the advice I got from here and I was able to round it nice and smooth. I think the biggest issue was the line I...
10-29-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By dcee604

Might have to use goggles to completely seal out...

Might have to use goggles to completely seal out the mud!
10-29-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,011
Posted By walnutz

Will continue the pile-on here. Sold my full...

Will continue the pile-on here. Sold my full squish MTB and havenít looked back. Was recently riding with a friend who marveled as I sped through a tight, tree-lined area with my narrow bars. ...
10-27-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By msu2001la

Same. I will likely never see the podium in my...

Same. I will likely never see the podium in my local series. There are some seriously fast guys, even in the masters fields, but it's still a ton of fun. I sprinted elbow to elbow flat out with...
10-27-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By msu2001la

This. I've been racing CX since 2014 in a...

This.
I've been racing CX since 2014 in a fairly large series in the midwest that has fields of 100+ racers. We have no rules on tire sizes. Run whatever you want. We see fat bikes and MTB's in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,159
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was...

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was cold, that would knock out of a number of months I could ride. I typically will be on the road bike starting in the middle of March and continue on...
10-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By valve_timing

i knew there was someone just like me out there...

i knew there was someone just like me out there man and yeah i was thinking 100mm stem and 20-25mm setback gets me in a similar position as i have on my horizontal TT road bikes. and yeah with the...
10-16-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By valve_timing

lol idk im pretty blown away by this to be...

lol idk im pretty blown away by this to be honest cause im married and 5 kids i couldnt afford to ever build a bike of this caliber. the nicest bike ill ever own thats for sure currently my nice...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-13-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Shrek On A Trek

Wow! Great Feedback guys, I really appreciate the...

Wow! Great Feedback guys, I really appreciate the help.
So I'd like to do less, mountain bike trails and a little more county roads. I got on AAA and ordered up their Michigan Regional Maps (I use...
10-08-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By msu2001la

It depends on the course. When I ran 46/36 2x,...

It depends on the course. When I ran 46/36 2x, there were some tracks were I could go with the small ring the whole way, but others where I could not. I don't think we have any hills big enough to...
10-07-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,429
Posted By Mmassey338

Thanks for your input. I know nothing about...

Thanks for your input. I know nothing about welding, but it looked odd to me as well. I still find it puzzling/troubling that Lynskey couldnít or wouldnít tell me what caused it.
10-02-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,429
Posted By Chi_Z

the crack was clearly due to poor welding...

the crack was clearly due to poor welding technique, so now you have a 2 piece seattube, how does that affect the riding quality?
10-01-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,429
Posted By softreset

I was in the identical position (considering a...

I was in the identical position (considering a Lynskey and CGR Ti). I ultimately went with a GR300 (internal cable) build with GRX 2x Di2. With the promo pricing it came to $5220 and that involved me...
09-30-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By mack_turtle

Poseidon went to the trouble to produce several...

Poseidon went to the trouble to produce several assembly videos for their bikes: https://www.poseidonbike.com/pages/installationvideo
watch the video that is relevant to your bike and post whatever...
09-27-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,323
Posted By green123

I love my inflite! I just swapped the 33s for...

I love my inflite! I just swapped the 33s for 38s, didn't notice much difference tbh. Took it for a 50 mi mostly gravel ride today with 2900 ft. It climbs like a rocket and tears through...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,733
Posted By WinterCommuter

what kind of riding do want to do? the...

what kind of riding do want to do?

the overly simplistic answer is, get a track bike. It should no problem to come in well under 20 pounds and also under $1000. That said, if your ride is long,...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-24-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By yo vanilla

Ebay. I've not sold but purchased several bikes...

Ebay. I've not sold but purchased several bikes on Ebay in the last couple of years. See if your local bike shop will give you a leftover bike box for shipping, get some zip ties and foam to pack it...
09-23-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By TrackSmart

I wouldn't worry much about the thorns. I had...

I wouldn't worry much about the thorns. I had THIS in my bike tire for at least 2-3 weeks before I realized it was embedded. I remember the ride where I lost about 15-20 PSI on the way home. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,864
Posted By pdlamb

If you're wearing long pants, I doubt you'll need...

If you're wearing long pants, I doubt you'll need long underwear. Down to 40F, one (thin) layer on my legs is enough. Though I usually go with polypro tights over bike shorts.
09-20-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By iflyadesk

You donít have to have identical hubs to swap...

You donít have to have identical hubs to swap wheels easily. Just get disc brake shims. Align your calipers to the hub that has the rotor the farthest away then add shims to the hub that is not until...
09-17-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Koyote

OP, in case you don't know: Specialized has a...

OP, in case you don't know: Specialized has a 30-day return policy, even if you have used something like a saddle. So, if the Romin doesn't work for you, it needn't be money wasted.

pipeliner...
09-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,011
Posted By grolby

Trails must have been pretty buffed at the race...

Trails must have been pretty buffed at the race you won. For me the main limitation when riding a cross bike on trails is you have very little margin for error in the rough stuff. Rocks or roots that...
09-16-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,011
Posted By dwmckee

Honestly, I suspect just about all of us that...

Honestly, I suspect just about all of us that ride much gravel also do at least a little singletrack.
09-15-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By pipeliner

The GRX 600 crankset is 30/46, would save you...

The GRX 600 crankset is 30/46, would save you about 100 bucks and weighs 3oz more.
09-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,523
Posted By Steve B.

Its always good practice to perfect and best...

Its always good practice to perfect and best understand the procedure in the comfort of the shop or home. This has been good advice for changing tubes (or chain fixing, etc...) for decades, the idea...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,860
Posted By 79pmooney

Top Contacts aren't going to be a lot of fun...

Top Contacts aren't going to be a lot of fun until winter, October and all but the worst of November, don't. End of March they come off.

I have them (as a fun luxury in Portland). I have ridden...
09-05-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By unterhausen

tubeless tires on tubeless rims shouldn't burp. ...

tubeless tires on tubeless rims shouldn't burp. Unless you dented a rim. I have some maxxis tires that are a little loose on the rim, I should probably add some tape.
09-01-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By MNebiker

I've not experienced a range drop in cold, but...

I've not experienced a range drop in cold, but I'm a fair-weather biker. My low temp cutoff is about 40 degrees!

After 4000+ miles I am starting to see some slight degradation in my bike's 36V...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-01-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By JLDickmon

I'm kind of late to this party, but South Haven,...

I'm kind of late to this party, but South Haven, MI is less than 3hrs from Chicago..
Kal-Haven Trail runs from there to Kalamazoo, 34 miles gravel..
where it meets the Kalamazoo River Valley...
08-31-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By HD3andMe

A much better way to judge the amount of sealant...

A much better way to judge the amount of sealant is to simply remove the valve core and use a zip tie as a dipstick.
08-31-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By 2old

C58; you're probably correct about battery life....

C58; you're probably correct about battery life. I just sold a five year old 52V, 10 ah battery that was used on a 1000w DD errand bike and a BBS02 off road bike (probably 500 charges at least), but...
08-31-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By u235

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body...

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body for that.
08-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,397
Posted By Pridedog

It's about enjoying riding

At 70 years of age I found I was not enjoying riding as much as I had. Due to a myriad of health issues I could longer ride like I once had. Being a serious "roadie" with over 220,000 miles on some...
08-27-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By MNebiker

LION batteries have three vulnerabilities: ...

LION batteries have three vulnerabilities:

Extreme heat, Extreme cold, Deep discharge

This is why my electric car has a temperature management system to protect the battery. A typical ebike...
08-27-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By grolby

This is absolutely, 100% nonsense. Cantilever...

This is absolutely, 100% nonsense. Cantilever brake shudder canít and wonít cause a carbon fork to break. No doubt, extreme brake shudder is very scary, but this sounds like youíve stumbled across...
08-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By autonomy

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm...

FWIW, I changed 40mm Xplor MSOs at 80PSI to 50mm GK SK+ at 50PSI (on the road) on my steel adventure bike and I noticed 'sluggishness' as well, but Strava says I've had no trouble beating records...
08-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,705
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse slicks in whatever size you can fit,...

Rene Herse slicks in whatever size you can fit, preferably in the Extralight version.

I run 38mm Barlow Pass tubeless. I use Orange Seal (this is what they used to recommend). No sidewall...
08-08-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,232
Posted By Deepcherry

Great thread this one! I am currently working...

Great thread this one!
I am currently working on a cruiser E-bike based on a 1970 Mobylette moped, with e-parts source from Ali-Express in kit form. This will sport a rear hub motor.

Next in line...
08-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gconan

Bicycle rolling resistance...

Bicycle rolling resistance (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/cx-gravel-reviews/panaracer-gravel-king-sk)
08-02-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,232
Posted By spinnanz

For my DIY, I wanted a light, practical, city...

For my DIY, I wanted a light, practical, city bike, that was a stealth hidden electric. I also like old stuff so I wanted an actual old bike, not an old "style" bike.

I used a 1978 Raleigh steel...
07-31-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By shelbyfv

I've deleted a couple of posts since this thread...

I've deleted a couple of posts since this thread is now where it belongs. I'm in favor of letting the ebikers have their own happy place.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By Darth Lefty

According to the OP's profile his last activity...

According to the OP's profile his last activity was about ten minutes after his first and only post so I guess he found an answer elsewhere
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By squirtdad

most also don't ride 11 miles each way to work ...

most also don't ride 11 miles each way to work it should be noted

IMHO life is too short to not ride a nice bike when you can....even when commuting (i ride vintage steel with modern gear and...
07-30-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,232
Posted By 2old

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a...

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a Dillinger 36V, 350w front hub system. The battery was toast after a year, but they replaced it. My daughter wanted an e-cruiser to tool around Las...
07-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By unterhausen

I think I would try a suspension stem.

I think I would try a suspension stem.
07-28-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By balto charlie

I mounted them last night, it was very easy. ...

I mounted them last night, it was very easy. They are heavy though, I was surprised. These are the widest tires I have ridden on my old tourer. I am heading to W. Va to go bike-packing tonight to...
07-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By dsaul

Those huge cassettes on 1x bikes are heavy. I'm...

Those huge cassettes on 1x bikes are heavy. I'm guessing most of that extra weight is in the rear wheel.
07-24-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,955
Posted By unterhausen

I have both. I generally don't ride the HT on a...

I have both. I generally don't ride the HT on a gravel ride. Some of my favorite gravel rides have short sections that would be nicer on the HT, but it's also entertaining to ride that kind of...
07-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,232
Posted By linberl

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to...

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to the guy who did (Jeff Guida) and made it available for those of us who aren't able to build units. And yes, it's a friction drive, but if I was brave...
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