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07-10-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By chas58

THat is just beautiful. You are going to be...

THat is just beautiful. You are going to be amazed at that bike with some 32mm GP5000s. Perfect bike for two wheelsets.

I like the Checkpoint, but that bike is basically designed for...
07-10-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By chas58

what is the before after price? Nice that they...

what is the before after price?
Nice that they grandfathered in people who recently bought a bike...
07-09-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By chas58

True Again. You are 2 for. No one is gonna win an...

True Again. You are 2 for. No one is gonna win an argument with you, lol. I see your passion for your bike.

"One Bike" is going to be dependent on where you live and what your passion is. But if...
07-09-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By chas58

how easy the sidewall and the tread are to...

how easy the sidewall and the tread are to puncture. ;-)
(using 1mm steel needle)
07-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By chas58

1) LOL, true - kinda. Plenty of people ride...

1) LOL, true - kinda. Plenty of people ride fully ridged bikes on trails that are not rough. Brings some of the fun back into it. But anything loamy or hardpack is fine on a ridged bike. Rock...
07-08-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By chas58

That is what I do. In my case, it was about $14...

That is what I do. In my case, it was about $14 for the spare charger. allows me to use a smaller/lighter/cheaper battery, and these batteries last a lot longer if we don't use too much of their...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,991
Posted By chas58

I've said it before, but helmet (or glasses)...

I've said it before, but helmet (or glasses) mounted mirrors are perfect for me. People who complain generally don't have them positioned properly, but they are a life saver for commuting. That...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By chas58

That is silly.* But you can do what the mountain...

That is silly.* But you can do what the mountain bikers do and get frame protection tape. I just bought a roll of "racer's tape" Not cheap, but then again neither was the bike. I generally only...
07-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By chas58

Yep, all reasonably priced bikes are in short...

Yep, all reasonably priced bikes are in short supply this year - and this specific bike has always been in short supply as it is so popular and gets such good reviews. I love seeing all the new...
07-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By chas58

I love it. I do something similar, but...

I love it.

I do something similar, but opposite. As I need a cush and traction in the front, I'll put my big tire (54mm) in the front (for floatation) and my small tire (40mm) on the rear (speed...
07-07-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By chas58

True. Its not fast. But that does not mean its...

True. Its not fast. But that does not mean its not fun. I have a "road bike" (geometry wise) that takes 54mm front 40mm rear tires. Its fun. Its amazingly fast on rolling single track- and at...
07-07-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By chas58

Yeah, I have heard of delivery issues (bikes not...

Yeah, I have heard of delivery issues (bikes not in stock) with Canyon. It may not be an issue in your region. I don't know a whole lot about the Ribble, but I would definitely have that Canyon at...
07-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By chas58

I see your point. But I've been mountain biking...

I see your point. But I've been mountain biking as long as Gary Fischer - and I find that being underbiked makes a boring trail fun again. But riding a fast downhill mountain bike on anything not...
07-07-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By chas58

I agree. Long, low, slack, suspension is only...

I agree. Long, low, slack, suspension is only fun downhill. I want an agile bike that is fun everwhere. I would rather be underbiked - to ride slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow.
07-07-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,711
Posted By chas58

Thanks for this PSA! I needed the reminder. ...

Thanks for this PSA! I needed the reminder. I’ve bought counterfeit stuff (non bike) from Amazon before, and it was a nightmare getting my money back. Just not worth the risk.

I’ll buy through...
07-07-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By chas58

First, check availability. That may answer your...

First, check availability. That may answer your question.

Yeah, Canyon is very impressive. Someone (road.cc) has compared Canyon and Ribble in the past - so you could try a search (probably not...
07-06-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By chas58

I laugh every time I see this bike's name,...

I laugh every time I see this bike's name, because - believe me - you wouldn't want a Fixed ebike - no way. I built a bike like this 7 years ago and chatted with the Luna owner - but that was long...
07-06-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By chas58

The Dutch Test (Bicycle Rolling Resistance) ...

The Dutch Test (Bicycle Rolling Resistance)
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TOUR - The German Test (Rolling...
07-06-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By chas58

If trucks are driving on it without leaving ruts...

If trucks are driving on it without leaving ruts and not airing down, you'll be fine. If you are near the waterline (where it is like cement) you'll be fine. Get away from the water line, at high...
07-06-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By chas58

Just a point of reference. When I lived near the...

Just a point of reference. When I lived near the (Gulf) coast, sand near the waterline was rather like cement. It would hold a lot. I don't remember your sand being much different. When its...
07-06-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By chas58

Rolling resistance of Gravel Tires! Is your tire "fast?" bicyclerollingresistance

I've been waiting for this for years. Now we can see how some of our favorite gravel & CX tires stack up with road and mountain bike tires. Obviously there are a lot of factors besides rolling...
07-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By chas58

you are fine. We used to mountain bike race in...

you are fine. We used to mountain bike race in 19mm rims back in the day.

Try the Conti Terraspeed 35mm as I hear they run a little small (and they are fast).
07-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By chas58

Point of reference - Scwalbe made a tire for...

Point of reference - Scwalbe made a tire for these conditions. Its basically a 60mm G-One speed (designed for beach racing in the Netherlands). Super fast tire, but it sucks in the (non sand) wet...
07-06-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By chas58

Did you get your answer? 32mm beats 23mm in all...

Did you get your answer? 32mm beats 23mm in all conditions unless you are obsessive with weight and aero - but even then it may be more of a placebo. If you can fit 32mm, use them.
07-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By chas58

Yeah - although it may temporarily freeze the...

Yeah - although it may temporarily freeze the sealant (and anything near the valve). Generally no issues. I tend to take a tiny lezyne hand pump with me if my sealant doesn't get it quick enough. ...
07-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By chas58

G-ones are some of the best tires out there. ...

G-ones are some of the best tires out there. Most gravel tires are in the 25-28watt/tire range (gross generalization here, but anyway). There isn't a huge difference unless you ride a stiff brick. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By chas58

Good point. BTW, you priced a new set of...

Good point. BTW, you priced a new set of "tubeless" tires lately? getting in to car tire territory. Still, when I built my e-bike for commuting, I sold my summer car (and still the pedal bike gets...
06-25-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By chas58

I've used our local Velofix guy here (mostly at...

I've used our local Velofix guy here (mostly at races). He is great.
If I did something major - It woulda been nice not to have to drop my bike off for 2-3 weeks at the shop to get something...
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By chas58

+1. Highly recommended. One of the best bang...

+1. Highly recommended. One of the best bang for the buck tools I have ever bought. Never thought of it before tubeless, but it makes life so much easier (and sometimes solves impossible jobs).
...
06-25-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By chas58

Well, the orignial product was fatty strippers. ...

Well, the orignial product was fatty strippers. Word of advice: don't google this at work. :lol:
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By chas58

Conti was doing some testing with one of the pro...

Conti was doing some testing with one of the pro (road) teams this year. In blind testing, the pro riders were going for the heavier tubeless clinchers over Conti's tubulars, because they were just...
06-25-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By chas58

32mm GP5K ID 22mm size: 33mm (the 32mm 4...

32mm GP5K
ID 22mm
size: 33mm

(the 32mm 4 seasons measured just a bit over 35, )
(the 28mm GP4k measured 30mm on 19c, 31 on 22c)
06-25-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By chas58

My pressure is dependant on my weight, my wheels,...

My pressure is dependant on my weight, my wheels, and my terrain.
I'm running them on hookless rims, and both Conti and the rim mfg are explicit not to go beyond 70psi hookless.
If I'm road...
06-25-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By chas58

I'm guessing you are refering to the 28mm GP4k,...

I'm guessing you are refering to the 28mm GP4k, which measures 2mm smaller than the 32mm GP5k (on my wheels)
Forum: Commuting
06-24-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By chas58

I figured out once that I'm spending as much...

I figured out once that I'm spending as much money for my extra fuel when bike commuting, as I do for fuel for my car. Oh well...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By chas58

I've been curious on this as well. The only...

I've been curious on this as well. The only difference I've noticed is wider wheels making a better aerodynamic match to the tire (well, wider than 17c or 15c wheels).

The rolling resistance...
06-24-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By chas58

They are a lot faster than the conti 4-seasons I...

They are a lot faster than the conti 4-seasons I was using before. I have both tubed and tubeless. They are constructed a lot differently (the tubeless is fairly beefy in comparison), but I don't...
06-24-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By chas58

Too much pedaling, you should use the throttle...

Too much pedaling, you should use the throttle more. :lol:
06-24-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By chas58

Ditto - I was doing a race training ride on my...

Ditto - I was doing a race training ride on my gravel bike last night. Ave speed about 25mph, sprints over 30, max sprints just under 40mph. No compaints riding my gravel bike with the lycra boys...
06-24-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By chas58

Its often easy, sometimes impossible. The...

Its often easy, sometimes impossible. The hardest part is getting the tire on the rim (especially some hook-less rims). If you can do that, the rest is well documented above by sarhog. I always...
06-24-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By chas58

Sondors' goes upmarket with a cheapish fast bike

Full suspension high powered (Bafang Ultra), high speed 48V 21Ah mountain bike for $2500. Ok, I'm curious. Its good to see him branching out like this.

5 years ago I was one of his biggest...
06-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By chas58

Met my first prod stealth ebike last night

Last night I was pedaling along (naturally aspirated), and a road bike pulls out about 50ft in front of me. I'm kinda curious to how fast he is riding, so I close the gap; we were doing about 27mph....
06-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By chas58

Naw, I'm doing N-1. You can have it all (if your...

Naw, I'm doing N-1. You can have it all (if your not on a touring bike, lol).

Weight - My gravel bike weighs about 16lbs with road wheels, so not a problem.
Aero - Us track guys figured out a...
06-24-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By chas58

My speeds are labled 40mm, but measure 2mm...

My speeds are labled 40mm, but measure 2mm smaller than my other 40mm tires, or 28mm on 22mm internal rims. Yeah, the 32mm are fine for me on light gravel- that is my summer tire. We chloride our...
06-24-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By chas58

I use 32mm slicks on dirt roads summer/fall...

I use 32mm slicks on dirt roads summer/fall (unless its too crunch, then I go bigger). Slicks work fine if its not wet (i.e. mud or wet grass).

Jan Heine did a long write up "proving" that slicks...
06-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By chas58

I have what the German's say is the fastest (and...

I have what the German's say is the fastest (and best all around) gravel tire (Conti Terra Speed), and I can't say I can tell much difference between it, or my Ramblers, or my G-One's. The GP5000 is...
06-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By chas58

Its a ton. I've posted here a lot. Putzing...

Its a ton. I've posted here a lot.
Putzing around solo, it doesn't make much difference
Commuting, its about 10%, or 1-2mph.

Aggressive club rides, its a ton. The difference from being at the...
06-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,937
Posted By chas58

Mine are pretty durable casing wise. I got pin...

Mine are pretty durable casing wise. I got pin holes all the time with my Ramblers, but these are pretty tight - about the same as Schwalbe G-One series. This is not a thin casing tire.
06-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By chas58

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
06-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,937
Posted By chas58

The 40mm version mounted fine hookless, unlike...

The 40mm version mounted fine hookless, unlike the GP5000 which was a friggen nightmare. If you want 35mm, what's wrong with the 40mm (which measures 38)?
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