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Forum: Fatbikes
11-12-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Caliper

SE MI. It's pretty early to get something like...

SE MI. It's pretty early to get something like this, but we got a bunch here. It was pretty steady from about 6am until midnight. Of course, we're also far enough north that this time of year I go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By Caliper

That is a strange looking compact bar to me. I...

That is a strange looking compact bar to me. I agree I'd probably ditch it as well.

First check if the Nitto Noodle is available in a 31.8 clamp area. If not, there are spacers available for...
11-11-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,511
Posted By Caliper

I agree, the differences exist in the hardware. ...

I agree, the differences exist in the hardware. But they are all marketed as "gravel bikes" which lumps a very wide range of intended uses under one roof. "Adventure bike" seems a good name for the...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-11-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Caliper

Kenda Juggernaut Pro tire direction?

We got our first real snow today since I bought my fatbike. It's pretty good, 4"+ of fairly wet snow, so after getting home of course I want to play with the bike in the yard. I had a blast, it was...
11-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,511
Posted By Caliper

Actually, this could be the next thing... Where...

Actually, this could be the next thing... Where mountain bikes went from just "mountain bikes" to downhill, trail, XC, etc, Gravel bikes may be ready to move into more discrete categories like...
11-10-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Caliper

Except that for some of us, the sealant is more...

Except that for some of us, the sealant is more of a liability than a benefit. I rarely get flats on my bikes with tubes. I certainly have never gotten a flat that I can remember on the dirt roads...
11-07-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,454
Posted By Caliper

You forget that wild predators also get the young...

You forget that wild predators also get the young because they are smaller and slower. They'll also get those young, strong prey animals if they make a mistake. But human wildlife management is...
11-05-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Caliper

Yes, it's cheap. Yes, I do now have them on my...

Yes, it's cheap. Yes, I do now have them on my list on Amazon.

It's just the annoyance of having to replace things that shouldn't be a wear item. Honestly, it's just another annoyance and cost...
11-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By Caliper

I just replaced the suspension fork on my drop...

I just replaced the suspension fork on my drop bar 29er with a rigid one, so there's my choice...
11-05-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Caliper

It doesn't seem that is the experience of most...

It doesn't seem that is the experience of most riders though. If I could run without sealant I definitely would drop that mess since I rarely get any sort of flat. My Warbird has DT Swiss rims with...
11-04-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Caliper

American Outback Action 12.

American Outback Action 12.
11-03-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Caliper

Nope, definitely goop in the core. The seal is...

Nope, definitely goop in the core. The seal is fine. I guess I'll be getting a bag of cores and hoping that the new tubeless standards finally let this concept work without the sealant...
11-03-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Caliper

I have used a camelback/hydration pack on many...

I have used a camelback/hydration pack on many rides and liked it. The one I have is a small backpack really so there is space for wallet, tools, etc so I can get ride of the saddlebag.
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11-03-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Caliper

Unclogging valve cores

Over the last year or so of tubeless tire use, it seems that I have gotten a buildup of tubeless sealant inside the valve core despite trying to ensure that there isn't any sealant in the valve when...
11-01-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,172
Posted By Caliper

A Formula 1 car avoids this design flaw, I...

A Formula 1 car avoids this design flaw, I suggest you upgrade!


To the OP... Yes, as an engineer, I am sure that I could calculate slightly more flex on the left side crank arm due to having...
10-29-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Caliper

+1 on a 700c swap. Smaller diameter rim, wider...

+1 on a 700c swap. Smaller diameter rim, wider tire for the same rolling diameter. But check the space at the chainstays if you can fit a 35mm+ tire in there.

Of course, 700's also means...
10-29-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Caliper

I think once your average speed crosses somewhere...

I think once your average speed crosses somewhere into the mid-teens, flat bars are more hindrance than help. The fact that you find 1x limiting tells me that your riding may be more of the type...
10-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Caliper

Many gravel bike reviewers approach things from...

Many gravel bike reviewers approach things from the perspective of riding a gravel bike as a drop bar MTB and for that, 38mm is narrow. Are you planning to shred some (non-techy) singletrack, or...
10-29-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,369
Posted By Caliper

That's... a lot of spacers... I'd check with...

That's... a lot of spacers... I'd check with the fork manufacturer about how tall a spacer stack they recommend, even if it is a metal steerer tube. Honestly, you may benefit from the next size...
10-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,546
Posted By Caliper

I wouldn't call any of my bikes leaky, but I...

I wouldn't call any of my bikes leaky, but I check pressure before every ride and almost always need to add if I want to have the same pressure as the last ride. My tubeless tires (with zero...
10-29-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,454
Posted By Caliper

They breed quickly to compensate for predators...

They breed quickly to compensate for predators that mankind has killed off, plus other people feed the deer to help them breed more.

The solution is to restore the balance by either reintroducing...
10-29-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,836
Posted By Caliper

Does this manufacturer have a response curve for...

Does this manufacturer have a response curve for the Campy crank or is there a calibration technique used with some sort of weight being hung from the pedal? Just physically fitting the crank is...
10-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Caliper

An endurance version of a CX bike is fair enough....

An endurance version of a CX bike is fair enough.

To me a gravel bike is not just a bike ridden on gravel roads because by that calculation, my fat bike is a road bike when I ride it on pavement...
10-28-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,556
Posted By Caliper

When I opted to pay for Strava Summit, that was...

When I opted to pay for Strava Summit, that was the one package I didn't take. I've got other ways of doing the Beacon feature and while the heatmaps seem cool, they didn't seem worth the price to...
10-21-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,511
Posted By Caliper

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What do these guys ride during the week though? Driving to go ride is true regarding the entire MTB scene, isn't it? Are there other MTB trails closer in? I'm really not that much...
10-18-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,511
Posted By Caliper

Ok, so this is my point exactly, even if...

Ok, so this is my point exactly, even if Gravelmap isn't accurate. Venturing out into the back country or making a 1-3 hour drive is a big time commitment. Assuming that's a one-way drive, you're...
10-17-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,511
Posted By Caliper

How many dirt roads are there in the Atlanta area...

How many dirt roads are there in the Atlanta area though? It looks pretty sparse on Gravelmap.com. Does some of this relate to what a riders main interest is? As in; a road rider may have a...
10-17-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By Caliper

My Warbird with front thru-axle will occasionally...

My Warbird with front thru-axle will occasionally start to rub after reinstalling the front wheel, so thru-axle is no fix either. Both TA and QR rely on you having the bikes weight on the wheel and...
10-03-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,294
Posted By Caliper

To challenge myself, to go faster or further than...

To challenge myself, to go faster or further than last time.
10-02-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Caliper

I like matching components in general and will...

I like matching components in general and will try to do that when setting up a bike. But, if the mismatched parts are functional, how much I care diminishes with each mile ridden.
10-02-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,766
Posted By Caliper

Fixed it. The industry wouldn't do these things...

Fixed it. The industry wouldn't do these things if people didn't buy the bikes. Your CL entrepreneurs are the perfect example. Someone is making these (potential) kludges because they can make...
10-01-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,117
Posted By Caliper

Sorry, there is more to tires than physics 101. ...

Sorry, there is more to tires than physics 101. The simple friction equation is all well and good when you have fairly rigid smooth bodies in contact with each other. Rubber and tires are not this...
09-30-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,117
Posted By Caliper

True, as the actual mounted width will vary with...

True, as the actual mounted width will vary with tire/rim combo. Any pressure calculator is best used with a measured mounted width and weight to best reflect reality. Rider technique and road...
09-30-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Caliper

From the horses mouth, I had seen this posted on...

From the horses mouth, I had seen this posted on a GCN Facebook group:
...
09-29-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Caliper

You can set the screen to turn off or stay on, or...

You can set the screen to turn off or stay on, or just manually turn off the screen as normal. Just make sure you give Strava background data permission, or else the GPS loses your location (did...
09-29-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,117
Posted By Caliper

Properly inflated 23mm tires won't be damaged by...

Properly inflated 23mm tires won't be damaged by most bumps/cracks in the road. For me, that's 80 front, 110-120 rear with a 200# total weight. I use the Berto Tire pressure app as a starting...
09-27-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By Caliper

I would just use Strava, and forget about the...

I would just use Strava, and forget about the basic computer entirely. Set up multiple bikes in your gear profile and Strava will track odometer readings on each bike. You don't need a speed sensor...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,083
Posted By Caliper

I used a torque wrench, because I know how to use...

I used a torque wrench, because I know how to use a search engine. The clip in the cleat was free to move and release was never an issue, I just never felt confident on engagement.
09-26-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By Caliper

Don't the rear seats fold down on a Neon?

Don't the rear seats fold down on a Neon?
09-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Caliper

Honestly, if you haven't considered that any fall...

Honestly, if you haven't considered that any fall from a bike could result in an injury, you should rethink things. I'm not carrying anything specifically for this, my phone and my GPS do it, and I...
09-26-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,181
Posted By Caliper

That is sometimes the case even with new bikes. ...

That is sometimes the case even with new bikes. Also a common situation with a used car that parting it out will net more money than selling the entire vehicle. IOW, not surprising.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,083
Posted By Caliper

See post #13...

See post #13 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=13) above...
09-26-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By Caliper

Sure, but even in a straight freefall with no...

Sure, but even in a straight freefall with no drag, it would take a drop of almost 68 feet to get to 45mph. That sure doesn't look like a seven story building that they are starting off, plus they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,083
Posted By Caliper

Tried Speedplay pedals, ended up taking them off....

Tried Speedplay pedals, ended up taking them off. I was actually slower to clip in with the SP's. The engagement force was too high and after a few times where the cleat slipped off the side of the...
09-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By Caliper

If they are pedaling to 45mph, then some of the...

If they are pedaling to 45mph, then some of the info above has to be incorrect... That would be something like a 275rpm cadence, which seems pretty high. Do you know what gearing they are using to...
09-26-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Caliper

Totally fair to bill for false calls, just like...

Totally fair to bill for false calls, just like there are consequences over an intentionally false call and I expect there will be policies set up to handle new technologies. I suppose I would...
09-26-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Caliper

Well, being a watch, they are usually worn on the...

Well, being a watch, they are usually worn on the non-dominant hand...

Kidding aside, this actually sounds like a good reason to consider a smart watch.
09-25-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By Caliper

Except that by 130rpm, most riders power is...

Except that by 130rpm, most riders power is falling off, a road bike could start at a 34/19 to get better torque at the start and then just move through the cassette up to a 30mph+ terminal speed,...
09-24-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Caliper

I know they aren't anything special, but I have...

I know they aren't anything special, but I have been using these tires for some time on a drop bar 29er. They roll remarkably well, behave predictably, have good traction in loose stuff and are even...
09-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Caliper

That's quite a lot of options for a one-speed...

That's quite a lot of options for a one-speed bike! Are you able to get away with all those combos on the semi-horizontal dropouts without changing chain length? I've been considering the SA S3X...
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