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11-22-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By GrainBrain

The recent loss of the ToC is a bummer, but...

The recent loss of the ToC is a bummer, but unpaved road racing (lol gravel) is becoming mainstream. How soon till we see a week tour based on that? I'd tune into a gravel race, you'd think the...
11-20-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By GrainBrain

What a twist! Good on you for taking up the...

What a twist!

Good on you for taking up the task! Also what profession are you in that the company provides a bike? Sometimes I wish I worked in a more urban setting capable of that.
11-14-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By GrainBrain

I ride my mtb all year and as my winter bike....

I ride my mtb all year and as my winter bike. Healthy doses of triflow keep the chain in good shape. I use a pump chemical sprayer to spray the bike down after particularly salty rides.
11-14-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,534
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow I missed this build thread until now. Awesome...

Wow I missed this build thread until now. Awesome work! We ride the same size, and everything about the build clicks with me - nice!
11-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,271
Posted By GrainBrain

Lol but they updated the ad based on your info!...

Lol but they updated the ad based on your info! Well done. :beer:
11-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By GrainBrain

So I snagged this from an older thread on 27"...

So I snagged this from an older thread on 27" tires. Right now you could snag these tires for $20. I'd go that route myself, maintenance the original wheelset. Swap on the Shimano mega-range 14-34...
11-11-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow really still for sale? How big of a tire on a...

Wow really still for sale? How big of a tire on a 700c wheel do you think would fit?
11-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh my those tables of food!

Oh my those tables of food!
Forum: Introductions
11-10-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome and a perfect set of bikes for here. I...

Welcome and a perfect set of bikes for here. I also am getting into gravel as well. Wish I had a fatbike for all the snow that's coming!!
11-09-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By GrainBrain

Excellent dad-ing! My fondest memories are of my...

Excellent dad-ing! My fondest memories are of my grandfather and 10 y/o self riding the Neal Smith from the Saylorville campgrounds.

They won't know it now, but those memories will last a lifetime!
11-09-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh that Cinelli, the chrome and white is tight!...

Oh that Cinelli, the chrome and white is tight! Stella takes it though with that sweet headbadge.
11-09-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By GrainBrain

Probably too big. Nice specs for the price. I'm...

Probably too big. Nice specs for the price. I'm 6' and ride close to this size, and if I did it again would go smaller.
11-09-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,640
Posted By GrainBrain

I've always thought how nice it would be to have...

I've always thought how nice it would be to have most of the drivetrain covered for a touring bike or gravel bike or anything that gets ridden in dirty conditions. Yeah it's obviously not a big deal,...
11-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,658
Posted By GrainBrain

Weird that close to a year later we're about to...

Weird that close to a year later we're about to experience another Arctic plunge. I've been doing a lot more jogging in anticipation of winter this year, but I still got the Mitts ready to go :thumb:
11-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By GrainBrain

Um the picture from the website shows a guy doing...

Um the picture from the website shows a guy doing single track/hiking trail maintenance with one so there's that.
11-06-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By GrainBrain

A drool worthy machine for sure! Niner lists a...

A drool worthy machine for sure! Niner lists a $4700 build with grx400 2x so I think that's very competitive for what this is. I will be anxious to see if/when someone races this.

I've said...
11-03-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm curious to know where your cold spots are? I...

I'm curious to know where your cold spots are? I wear a similar gear set, UA tights under wind breaker slacks. But I'll also wear a standard pair of summer padded shorts under the slacks as well....
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow I've never seen that style of race. Thanks...

Wow I've never seen that style of race. Thanks for the video! That throw most be nuts.
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,518
Posted By GrainBrain

... Walmart refuses to sell me a six pack of...

... Walmart refuses to sell me a six pack of craft beer on a Sunday evening because my wife forgot her ID. I always put it as the last item to be rang up just in case.

It was the last item after...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,518
Posted By GrainBrain

I had a "polite off" the other day while jogging....

I had a "polite off" the other day while jogging. A fella was approaching me walking a dog on the side walk so I hopped into the grass. I was watching my footing only to glance up and see that he had...
10-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By GrainBrain

Geeze you lose Sagan and it all goes to crap?

Geeze you lose Sagan and it all goes to crap?
10-29-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm right in the middle of the same conversion...

I'm right in the middle of the same conversion now myself. I went with 700c wheels (because I already had a set) and an going to see how a 9 speed will work with my old low end frame (stamped drops)....
10-28-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By GrainBrain

Lot of good feels there, I'm always up for a...

Lot of good feels there, I'm always up for a legit "come back" though it's really not necessary for him. Guy's a legend.
10-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm just impressed with the level of...

I'm just impressed with the level of sophistication required. I wondered how they would actually measure wheel slip and it seems like they're monitoring wheel speed front and rear, ground speed and...
10-26-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,257
Posted By GrainBrain

I passed on buying them on sale earlier this...

I passed on buying them on sale earlier this year, in the name of frugality. How quickly the memory of winter passes in April!:o

Question - how warm outside is too warm to wear those? You know how...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By GrainBrain

Been doing a lot of jogging since August so I've...

Been doing a lot of jogging since August so I've been off the bike. Rode my 29er MTB on 20 miles of gravel and 12 miles of pavement. Felt good to be back in the saddle!
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By GrainBrain

So jealous, I missed out when they passed through...

So jealous, I missed out when they passed through here not long ago.
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By GrainBrain

Your rear QR of course! Replace it with a nutted...

Your rear QR of course! Replace it with a nutted axle and ride with faith in the velo gods instead of your mortal tire levers and spare tubes.
10-19-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 65,850
Posted By GrainBrain

Thanks Essthreetee for the great transaction!...

Thanks Essthreetee for the great transaction! Even had a few other items to help with my build. Can't wait to get started.
10-19-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow, I never realized the system was that...

Wow, I never realized the system was that complicated. Interesting the article mentions pairing with the positron system.

A few years back someone had abandoned an old Schwinn next to our...
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,561
Posted By GrainBrain

The tall grasses are going dormant and the...

The tall grasses are going dormant and the bluegrass/sedge is loving it! Wet in the morning but it's still relatively warm out!...
10-17-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,127
Posted By GrainBrain

That chain keeper is genius!

That chain keeper is genius!
10-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By GrainBrain

Okay PM sent

Okay PM sent
10-17-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By GrainBrain

Yikes that looks like a roadside failure!?

Yikes that looks like a roadside failure!?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By GrainBrain

Kind of crazy, and this was breaking news tonight...

Kind of crazy, and this was breaking news tonight for the news channels :lol:

I'd hate for this to fracture ragbrai, but their 2020 Iowa Ride route is tempting...
10-14-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By GrainBrain

Thanks all, yup I figured they're bad so out they...

Thanks all, yup I figured they're bad so out they went. Thanks for the info bikemig, what a bummer!

Good riddance I suppose, I've got a set of Gravel King SK's enroute now :D
10-13-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By GrainBrain

Is this tire ok? Rubber peeling from wire bead :(

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I had bought these Vittoria Randonneur tires probably back in...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,561
Posted By GrainBrain

Love the contrast. Here the cool of fall has...

Love the contrast. Here the cool of fall has caused the grass to flourish and become emerald while our fields have become golden yellow. This weekend we hit below freezing, but thankfully we will...
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,016
Posted By GrainBrain

I caught my SO watching lifetime's Christmas...

I caught my SO watching lifetime's Christmas movie marathon. Yikes it's too early! I'm pretty much the Grinch right now as mother nature pulls me kicking and screaming towards winter. I miss 80° and...
10-06-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh those look like they have little wear!! Very...

Oh those look like they have little wear!! Very nice. There's also a guy that refurbs them on Facebook. I don't think it's super pricey, would be worth it.
10-03-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By GrainBrain

The video had him drafting forever, and if I...

The video had him drafting forever, and if I recall he passed a few riders while doing it. But he was returning after crashing right? I think they made the right call.

What a bummer though, and he...
Forum: Foo
10-01-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By GrainBrain

Saw this and thought too young!! Never would've...

Saw this and thought too young!! Never would've guessed he was thirty when playing that role. DS9 is the best Trek series.
09-29-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh yeah the Marlin will be a good improvement for...

Oh yeah the Marlin will be a good improvement for this, sorry if I sounded snotty! I was thinking that this would be close to the comfortable limit of your FX so the Marlin would work even better.
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09-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By GrainBrain

Ugh that washboard will not be fun on any hard...

Ugh that washboard will not be fun on any hard tail. From the other pictures your FX should handle those roads, let alone something with front suspension and tires over two inches wide.

Get ready...
Forum: Introductions
09-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome, what trails have you ridden?

Welcome, what trails have you ridden?
09-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,505
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes thanks ooga and everyone! I humbly tip my hat...

Yes thanks ooga and everyone! I humbly tip my hat to Str8jakett who like Majka humbly pushed me to fourth. :thumb:

Shout out to team EF, even with the catastrophe lent me a total of 1,376 points...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,383
Posted By GrainBrain

Salsa garden! Tomatoes, peppers, onion. Or a...

Salsa garden! Tomatoes, peppers, onion. Or a pickle garden? Cucumbers, onion, dill.
09-13-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,505
Posted By GrainBrain

Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe...

Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe Craddock helped me stay on the podium so long. Looking forward to some more greatness from this guy!

I fear I can't hold off Velocrank much longer,...
09-12-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,505
Posted By GrainBrain

woooooo!!!!!!!!

woooooo!!!!!!!!
09-12-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,505
Posted By GrainBrain

Looks like Str8jakett and I will be racing for...

Looks like Str8jakett and I will be racing for third. My Majka fears are materializing and the third week has proved decisive. Oh woe is me that I traded off Roglic and Gilbert :lol: How awesome was...
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