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09-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

Let us know how it goes. What did you not like...

Let us know how it goes. What did you not like about the G-one? no bite in turns?

I don't know that side knobs really give any additional traction, but they sure do make breakaway...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,696
Posted By chas58

I had mixed experience with their tubes. The 2"...

I had mixed experience with their tubes.
The 2" tubes worked well - almost too well as I didn't know I had a nail in my tire until it worked its way to the rim side of the tube - put a hole in there...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By chas58

Geeze. Not a light (or even reflector) to be...

Geeze. Not a light (or even reflector) to be seen on him. What the...
09-20-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By chas58

Yeah, I hear that alot (tires being bigger the...

Yeah, I hear that alot (tires being bigger the next day).

That said, I use a non digital caliper, because there is just too much variation in measurement of inflated rubber to get much more...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By chas58

36 is quite doable for a mountain bike. Most of...

36 is quite doable for a mountain bike. Most of them seem to be 30lbs out of the box anyway.
(mine is 25lb w/o battery, 29 with battery - so this isn't that far off...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By chas58

good call. The FX bikes are good, but I find...

good call. The FX bikes are good, but I find them kinda slack and slow handling (not sure the geometry is good for higher speeds anyway - seems to like the 10-15mph range).

For the chain - you...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By chas58

uh, this for Houston (especially the east side): ...

uh, this for Houston (especially the east side):

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Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By chas58

So, there is a group called “Horning Cranks” that...

So, there is a group called “Horning Cranks” that does a ride out of huntington woods at 5:30am most weekdays. Some of them are commuting in that area. Generally, I don’t see many people commuting...
09-19-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By chas58

Isn't that kind of normal for mountain bikes? ...

Isn't that kind of normal for mountain bikes? Long, low, slack. Hybrids too for that matter.

ebikes are mostly for people who don't ride regularly, may not have the best handling skills, and are...
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By chas58

Wow, good point. Yes, that has changed for...

Wow, good point.

Yes, that has changed for me dramatially. I was a little skeptical when I first use the heart rate monitor - although it was invaluable for doing the HOUR. Then I wished I had...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,696
Posted By chas58

Hardy - I’m guessing you have a bad tire rim...

Hardy - I’m guessing you have a bad tire rim combination. As there is no good standard, some tire-wheel combos are too tight (and won’t go on), and some tires are too loose.

Contenital (and...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,696
Posted By chas58

Please explain...

Please explain...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-18-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By chas58

post the strava here - or at least a screen...

post the strava here - or at least a screen shot...
09-18-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By chas58

shoota says the Resolute rolls well Gravel...

shoota says the Resolute rolls well
Gravel cyclist had two reviewers that liked the Resolute over the Riddler (or just about any tire they have tested).
contrasting to Grandfondo review that seemed...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By chas58

Very nice! I built my lightweight e-commuter...

Very nice! I built my lightweight e-commuter about 6 years ago. Makes in fun to get to work! I'll say though, ebikes really chew up knobby mountain bike tires in no time at all. You'll probably...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By chas58

what he said. Start with the tire size - and a...

what he said. Start with the tire size - and a bike that can take 40mm tires is pretty good in an urban environment. Not sure what part of town you are in, but yeah, 40mm tires are great for junky...
09-17-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,053
Posted By chas58

Yup, that sounds a bit wide. I put some 28mm...

Yup, that sounds a bit wide. I put some 28mm tires on 22mm ID rims and ended up riding on the sidewall too much when I cornered hard.
09-17-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By chas58

"you shouldn't" need to is different than you...

"you shouldn't" need to is different than you don't. I don't think you should - there are spacers to align them to a common spot. Then again Mavic is French, and sometimes they just kind of go off...
09-17-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By chas58

yeah, what he said. There are a lot of tires out...

yeah, what he said. There are a lot of tires out there that range from racy slicks to small mountain bike tires. Ya gotta know what you are looking for.

If you like Schwalbe, one of the G-one...
09-17-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

Good info. I checked out some reviews of them...

Good info. I checked out some reviews of them and the Resolute does seem to have a lot of advantages over the Riddler (gosh, those names are so confusing). I'll have to add it to my shortlist. ...
09-16-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By chas58

Good question on disks. I don't have a problem...

Good question on disks. I don't have a problem swapping but maybe that is because hydraulics are self adjusting?

Your derailer should be fine. They do sometimes have shims for the hub, but that...
09-16-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,501
Posted By chas58

It sounds like speedl would love the AL Grail. ...

It sounds like speedl would love the AL Grail. Interest

It does seem to be the fashion to have integrated cockpit on the high end builds these days (I love mine). But Canyon did put a standard...
09-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By chas58

Well weight isn't a problem then. I always felt...

Well weight isn't a problem then. I always felt like it was like riding on larger tires at a lot lower pressure. Makes things pretty cush. No complaints with it here.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By chas58

(oops, read your post wrong). Oh, I was...

(oops, read your post wrong).


Oh, I was afraid of that. same thing happened to me.


Today is hot, humid, windy. Missing that calm quiet day yesterday.
09-13-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By chas58

I've used the ones that just clamp to the seat...

I've used the ones that just clamp to the seat tube (although eventually they fatigue and break on me). I'll also go to the hardware store and get some rubberized P-clamps to bolt the rack to my...
09-13-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By chas58

Forget a road bike - get a gravel/CX bike. There...

Forget a road bike - get a gravel/CX bike. There is no reason to limit yourself to 25mm tires these days - although lately some of the endurance "road" bikes take some pretty fat rubber. For you, I...
09-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By chas58

They are awesome. Only possible drawback is...

They are awesome. Only possible drawback is weight in my case. They have the long travel, short travel, and a little micro thing for Gravel I assume.
09-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By chas58

Cause nothing ever changes in Track...

Cause nothing ever changes in Track...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By chas58

you two are just too young. Its OK - we probably...

you two are just too young. Its OK - we probably don't get half your references either...
09-13-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,239
Posted By chas58

Mine are true to size. for example: ...

Mine are true to size.

for example:
Continental’s Sizing on 22mm ID rims
4Season 28mm: 27mm
GP4000 28mm: 31mm
GP5000 32mm: 33mm
4Season 32mm: 35mm.

Rim size does make a difference. I have...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By chas58

Got caught in the rain, and I liked it.

Fall is coming. After commuting all summer, I got caught in a cool (66 degree) rain going in and coming home. I kinda liked it. I don't think I got in any wetter than I do on a hot humid summer...
09-13-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By chas58

No first hand experience, but last time I looked...

No first hand experience, but last time I looked - there was less clearance on the drive side chainstay than the left side? Keep in mind that a larger tire will push the wide point a little deeper...
Replies: 63
Views: 8,494
Posted By chas58

130rpm is pretty good (if your are comfortable...

130rpm is pretty good (if your are comfortable and smooth). Looking at our last training session - most people were not going much over 130. Some of the really fast guys peaked at 140.
09-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By chas58

40psi on a 33mm tire? That should work. I've...

40psi on a 33mm tire? That should work. I've ridden my tires like that, and they get a little squirmy on pavement as the tire is pinched a little.
ETRTO chart recommends 15c for up to 32mm, so...
Replies: 63
Views: 8,494
Posted By chas58

That sounds about right. I think most of us...

That sounds about right. I think most of us locally get it up to 135 - 140rpm in training. Certainly practice in a low gear and teach yourself how to spin (without bouncing too much!). Some races...
09-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By chas58

Technically its limited to 33mm. But the races I...

Technically its limited to 33mm. But the races I do are pretty laid back, and people just run whatever they have (including mountain bikes). Maybe if you are taking podium in a UCI race, someone...
09-12-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By chas58

Water is a big deal. Also, riding gravel in that...

Water is a big deal. Also, riding gravel in that part of the country can be full of goatheads. I've bailed on rides (when I was using tubes) just 'cause I was getting too many flats...
09-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

I have a friend that used them for the 200+ mile...

I have a friend that used them for the 200+ mile C2C. He liked them for a long fast dry course like that.
09-12-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

Yep, the MSO is a good choice for mixed terrain...

Yep, the MSO is a good choice for mixed terrain and loose surfaces. I'm surprised you thik the rambler is slow. The Ramblers take about 20 watts each. You can do maybe 2-3 watts better with some...
09-11-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By chas58

Iím not sure of your context. Are you thinking...

Iím not sure of your context.
Are you thinking of overvolting your current motor, or of buying a complete bike (or package) with either 36 or 48?


If the latter Ė choosing between the two:
I...
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By chas58

Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything...

Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything much over the last 10-15 years.

Some frames have some interesting more aero shapes. Some carbon handlebars have a newer look.

I read...
09-11-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

Well, specifically on Michigan Rail Trail (or any...

Well, specifically on Michigan Rail Trail (or any limestone trail in the state), GK-SK kinda suck.
Curious - why would you choose them over a rambler?
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By chas58

Has track bike technology changed in the last 10-15 years?

Just wondering on this one. So much change in mountain bikes (long, low slack), so much change in road bikes (disk brakes, wider tires, tubeless, dropbar-gravel). I donít know that anything has...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By chas58

I think I did OHR in 2011. My friends were...

I think I did OHR in 2011. My friends were giving me crap, because I was doing it on a fixed gear bike.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-11-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By chas58

Gravel/CX bikes rule! At least I can smooth...

Gravel/CX bikes rule! At least I can smooth things out a bit.

Ironically, doing a gravel ride last night I was reminded how much better shape our gravel is than our asphalt.
09-11-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

Funny. :roflmao: Guess I'm not on a true gravel...

Funny. :roflmao:
Guess I'm not on a true gravel bike. Resolute is a great tire, but its rather specific in its target, not a one tire for everything.
Personally, I don't need that much tread (even...
09-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By chas58

Gosh, GK's suck on limestone paths. Did a fast...

Gosh, GK's suck on limestone paths. Did a fast group gravel ride last night. pulled in behind a red bike and new immediately he had GK-SK on. I was getting pelted with a constant stream of small...
09-09-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By chas58

Is tubeless an option? Probably not, if you...

Is tubeless an option? Probably not, if you don't have the right wheels/tires. But it eliminates pinch flats. I would hate to get a pinch flat during a race - that would make me a little paranoid.
09-09-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By chas58

Ugh, that is nasty. Around here, they tend to...

Ugh, that is nasty. Around here, they tend to line you up based on your registration date. Incentive to pay early! ;-)
09-09-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By chas58

Thanks. That was fun. Not sure what...

Thanks. That was fun.



Not sure what the takeaways were (in spite of the last 5 minutes).

I guess mine would be

- Donít burn all your matches on the first lap (this is a big one,...
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