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Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,978
Posted By kuroba

The two rides I recall the most would be: ...

The two rides I recall the most would be:

July 7th: First ride after getting my bike back from a 2 month hiatus (I sent it off for a new paint job and upgraded the drivetrain from 3x7 to 2x10).
...
12-13-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By kuroba

I answered the survey. I use my gravel bike for...

I answered the survey. I use my gravel bike for commuting and often stop by for groceries on the way home. Currently I carry my daily essentials on a handlebar bag on a front rack and used to hang...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By kuroba

I had the Tourney STI shifters (ST-A070) and they...

I had the Tourney STI shifters (ST-A070) and they worked fine until I upgraded to 2x10, I'd recommend those.
11-16-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By kuroba

You obviously didn't notice when you bought it so...

You obviously didn't notice when you bought it so I'm guessing it's not obviously 'feminine'. If it fits, ride it.
10-30-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,862
Posted By kuroba

Korina you're welcome! I love the Squid bikeS IG...

Korina you're welcome! I love the Squid bikeS IG page, it's full of bright colorful inspiration for the next time I need to paint my bike (:
10-24-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,862
Posted By kuroba

Smokeage If you wanna DIY there's the Spray.Bike...

Smokeage If you wanna DIY there's the Spray.Bike paint which is made specifically for bikes. They're used by squid.bikes to make some really interesting paint schemes.
...
10-22-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By kuroba

For commuting I carry a U-lock, but when I'm out...

For commuting I carry a U-lock, but when I'm out with friends or just out for 'leisure' rides I use a cable lock in a jersey pocket or small saddle bag with my spare tube and tools or wrapped around...
10-04-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By kuroba

I'd rather climb the washboards.

I'd rather climb the washboards.
Replies: 8
Views: 2,312
Posted By kuroba

I did my first 100km ride during my annual break...

I did my first 100km ride during my annual break from work. It was an event from the local randonneur club to introduce people to brevets (there was also a 200km brevet that day). It was my first...
09-28-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,755
Posted By kuroba

After living by the n=1 ideal for years, I'm...

After living by the n=1 ideal for years, I'm considering upgrading my only bike (steel gravel grinder) to a Salsa Vaya or Niner RLT and then transform my bike into a 1x10 flat bar commuter. Nothing...
09-26-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,372
Posted By kuroba

I wanted a gravel bike and most local options...

I wanted a gravel bike and most local options were either too big or would have left me eating instant noodles for a year. I met a local builder who made me a chromoly frame to my specifications for...
09-04-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By kuroba

Rule #12 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#12)

Rule #12 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#12)
07-30-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 135,106
Posted By kuroba

I did a lot of combinations with gear calculators...

I did a lot of combinations with gear calculators and this one gave me a range close to my old 48-36-24 triple with 12-32 cassette. I lost some top speed but I'm more grateful to have the lower...
07-27-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,167
Posted By kuroba

I use the PD-T400 which are part of the Click'r...

I use the PD-T400 which are part of the Click'r line, aimed at newbies and commuters because they're easier to unclip than regular SPD. I like them a lot, in an emergency I can release my foot easily...
07-27-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By kuroba

Huh. Interesting. I usually fall asleep earlier...

Huh. Interesting. I usually fall asleep earlier on the days I ride (similar 20mi/day commute). I eat when I get home, usually hot tea and a sandwich and pass out while watching the news lol.

Maybe...
07-23-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By kuroba

If you can, please consider adding...

If you can, please consider adding crosstop/inline levers. I had them installed on my first road bike and they did wonders for my confidence on the bike because I had easily accessible brakes in a...
07-23-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 135,106
Posted By kuroba

I love seeing everyone's pics of gravel roads in...

I love seeing everyone's pics of gravel roads in the forest. My gravel is endless miles of desert.

Anyway, went for a quick gravel ride with the SO to try my 'new' 2x10 configuration. Crankset is...
06-04-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,550
Posted By kuroba

152cms (5') with 29" inseam and fit 46-48 XXS...

152cms (5') with 29" inseam and fit 46-48 XXS frames.
05-29-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By kuroba

mtb_addict they're supposed to have the same...

mtb_addict they're supposed to have the same pull. I have tiny lady hands, a full stop from the hoods is impossible for me but I have no problem braking from the interrupter levers.
05-02-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,383
Posted By kuroba

A lot. I turned to gravel grinding after I was...

A lot.
I turned to gravel grinding after I was hit by a car on my commute to work, late 2016. I had already done a few rides, but it was after that I got really into it. I still like road riding,...
04-02-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By kuroba

I wasn't allowed to take a crankset on carry-on...

I wasn't allowed to take a crankset on carry-on luggage (had to go back and have the bag checked). Haven't had any problems with shifters, chains, cassettes, tubes, etc.

(Where I live components...
03-29-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By kuroba

58cms? Wow, your wife is tall. I can barely fit...

58cms? Wow, your wife is tall. I can barely fit 48cms frames.

Sweet bike. No better day than new bike day! :)
03-28-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By kuroba

Great system! I just wing it. If I freeze my ass...

Great system! I just wing it. If I freeze my ass off on my morning commute, I know I gotta dress warmer the next day lol.
03-21-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By kuroba

The 'original' brands on Aliexpress are much...

The 'original' brands on Aliexpress are much better quality than the knock off/replicas there. I have jerseys and tights from Monton, would recommend, very high quality. Also like Santic, Paladin and...
02-07-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,953
Posted By kuroba

None. If anything, I think my bars are a little...

None. If anything, I think my bars are a little higher than my saddle.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By kuroba

Psssh. I forget my underwear once a week, at...

Psssh. I forget my underwear once a week, at least. No one notices the shorts under the jeans (well, at least no one has said anything).
11-08-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By kuroba

1) After being hit by a car on my commute I...

1) After being hit by a car on my commute I turned to gravel grinding to be able to ride far without the permanent worry of passing vehicles.

2) I did gravel with a hardtail MTB at first and...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,352
Posted By kuroba

Super zombie thread! Fits the season :)

Super zombie thread!
Fits the season :)
10-10-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 135,106
Posted By kuroba

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4463/37356797190_5d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4463/37356797190_5d0cb70754_z.jpg
10-05-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By kuroba

I have the PD-T400 Click'r pedals which are...

I have the PD-T400 Click'r pedals which are supposedly easier to unclip. I haven't tried true SPD pedals so I can't compare but I have never fallen due to being clipped in, I just lift my feet and...
09-21-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By kuroba

You can't replace the chainrings, it's a riveted...

You can't replace the chainrings, it's a riveted crankset. The cheapest option, as mentioned above, would be to replace you cassette.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By kuroba

+1

+1
09-04-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,518
Posted By kuroba

On Saturday I did a 40km gravel ride with 500mts...

On Saturday I did a 40km gravel ride with 500mts of climbing AND I DIDN'T WALK (which had been the case so far). I even was able to reserve my 2 lowest gears instead of spending 90% of the time on my...
08-28-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,076
Posted By kuroba

TIL that "college" and "university" are not the...

TIL that "college" and "university" are not the same thing
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By kuroba

Another pro of discs is that they'll usually...

Another pro of discs is that they'll usually allow you to run slightly wider tyres as long as your frame allows it, where on rim brakes you're limited by the brake caliper.

This is particularly...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,391
Posted By kuroba

Personally I've always liked the look of the Kona...

Personally I've always liked the look of the Kona Coco. Comes with fenders, but you'd need to add the racks. It's a 1x9 configuration but you could switch to a double crank and you get the 18 gears. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 271,774
Posted By kuroba

Yesterday was a holiday so I rode to a local...

Yesterday was a holiday so I rode to a local landmark (La Portada, Anto***asta).

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36469704871_df539413be_z.jpg
08-14-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,427
Posted By kuroba

Thanks for the review! I'm thinking of upgrading...

Thanks for the review! I'm thinking of upgrading my current steel frame and one of the options is the Salsa Vaya (in the same size as Calla_lilly though lol)
08-09-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By kuroba

My current bike is custom, here's the diagram...

My current bike is custom, here's the diagram (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4372/35629558494_e841e78666_o.png).
I calculated trail with Bicycle Trail Calculator | yojimg.net...
08-09-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By kuroba

Oh, crap. I'm tempted. And they DO ship...

Oh, crap. I'm tempted. And they DO ship international.

I have a question about geometry. The 48cms Flaanimal has a 69º HTA but only 45mm offset. Compared to my current bike, which has the same HTA...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,749
Posted By kuroba

Yay, good you're doing so well! In my own...

Yay, good you're doing so well!
In my own experience I also thought riding by its own was enough of a workout but lately I've found that Pilates (or blogilates) helps a lot. Since I've been doing it...
07-25-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,552
Posted By kuroba

That's because drop bars are a requirement to...

That's because drop bars are a requirement to race CX.

Not sure I understood your post but I think Giant's Toughroad SLR sound like what you're looking for, maybe?
07-20-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By kuroba

I think you're just getting used to the different...

I think you're just getting used to the different position of a road bike, which puts weight differently than more upright bikes. I'd give it some time until your body adjusts and you develop...
07-11-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,971
Posted By kuroba

Nice! That'd make the Sportif a good option for a...

Nice! That'd make the Sportif a good option for a gravel bike. Sadly our Fuji distributor only brings rim brake models (there seems to be a bias against disc brake road bikes around here) so I had to...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,015
Posted By kuroba

On the difference of availability of 26" v 700c....

On the difference of availability of 26" v 700c. This is something I've missed from switching to 700c. I live in a relatively large city (population almost 400k) and while I could get 26" tubes even...
07-06-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By kuroba

I'm currently in an N=1 state but I've come to...

I'm currently in an N=1 state but I've come to the realization that the perfect number of bikes for me would be N=2. I have a steel gravel grinder with two pairs of tyres that I use for everything,...
07-04-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By kuroba

The search button on the site is crap. Go to...

The search button on the site is crap. Go to Google and type for example "site:bikeforums.net 2017 giant toughroad"

https://www.google.cl/#q=site:bikeforums.net+2017+giant+toughroad
07-04-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By kuroba

I use a very similar kit: road jerseys, padded...

I use a very similar kit: road jerseys, padded shorts (not bibs), SPD shoes and pedals, hydration backpack and TONS of sunblock.

I am also curious about MTB shorts, which I rarely see IRL (which...
07-04-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By kuroba

Maybe it comes in narrower sizes than the men's...

Maybe it comes in narrower sizes than the men's bars and features a shorter reach because it's assumed women have narrow shoulders and short arms (which is my case actually lol). On men's bike...
06-29-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,920
Posted By kuroba

I do recommend SPD pedals when gravel grinding,...

I do recommend SPD pedals when gravel grinding, at least they seem to help me stay on my bike when things get sketchy.

As for attire, just jersey and padded shorts. And tons of sun block. I live...
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