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01-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By shoota

Is it April 1st?

Is it April 1st?
01-15-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 535
Posted By shoota

Agreed. I also think the whole "disc brakes will...

Agreed. I also think the whole "disc brakes will rip the wheel out of the dropout" is completely over-inflated too.
01-12-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 535
Posted By shoota

It's not cheap, and for most people it's beyond...

It's not cheap, and for most people it's beyond their capabilitites. You would need new shifters, calipers, hoses, etc. You'd most likely be money ahead by getting a bike with them already installed....
01-11-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By shoota

That, and because the tread wears away and gets...

That, and because the tread wears away and gets thinner and therefore less protective.
01-08-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By shoota

Definitely use an online calculator to get an...

Definitely use an online calculator to get an idea for the equivalent stem you'd need for the same reach. And, yes, I too find myself creating a slightly higher and shorter stack/reach for my...
01-06-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 215,799
Posted By shoota

I wish I would have kept track of how many hours...

I wish I would have kept track of how many hours I spent with a razor blade picking off tiny little black dots of either black paint or road splatter from the frame. Every inch was covered in a light...
01-03-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By shoota

You can leave it, probably nothing will happen.

You can leave it, probably nothing will happen.
01-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By shoota

Just super glue the cuts shut and ride on.

Just super glue the cuts shut and ride on.
01-01-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By shoota

There's no such thing as a "25mm gravel tire",...

There's no such thing as a "25mm gravel tire", that's simply too narrow. Panaracer used to make a 26mm SK but then they figured out that made no sense.
12-17-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By shoota

It's Di2 so it's the RX817:...

It's Di2 so it's the RX817: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/grx-di2/RD-RX817.html
12-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By shoota

Yeah you'll like it. Salsa has been in the gravel...

Yeah you'll like it. Salsa has been in the gravel game for a long time, they have things figured out.
12-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,903
Posted By shoota

I just set one of these up for a buddy as a...

I just set one of these up for a buddy as a gravel bike. That's what it excels at.
12-02-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,515
Posted By shoota

My takeaway from this is why are you using a mtb...

My takeaway from this is why are you using a mtb with 35mm tires?
11-13-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,464
Posted By shoota

Great suggestions all. I was able to re-solder...

Great suggestions all. I was able to re-solder the battery cables back on inside my Niterider yesterday. So, I guess I'll be rocking that and a Bontrager Ion 700 in tandem on my night rides this year.
11-11-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By shoota

Here in Oklahoma we have always called them...

Here in Oklahoma we have always called them gravel roads AND dirt roads - interchangeably - cyclists or not. So I don't think gravel grinding is all that strange of a name.
11-06-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,965
Posted By shoota

Blue loctitie to hold them in until they rust in...

Blue loctitie to hold them in until they rust in place. Works for me!
11-04-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,965
Posted By shoota

Well I know what I take, what do you take? lol ...

Well I know what I take, what do you take? lol

Me: plugs, co2 or hand pump, multitool, two water bottles, appropriate food for the day, cell phone.
11-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,965
Posted By shoota

50 mile rides are a pretty common training ride...

50 mile rides are a pretty common training ride around here. Take what you would on any normal ride plus an extra bottle and bar and if you have cell phone service you should be fine.
10-18-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 53,761
Posted By shoota

The new SSs are better than the SKs in my...

The new SSs are better than the SKs in my opinion. The 38mm would fit the 87-88 Voyageurs.
10-05-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By shoota

Holy crap you guys are making this way too...

Holy crap you guys are making this way too complicated. Pick the best 28-32mm tire you can find and slap them on there. Done.
10-02-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By shoota

And this is why most people use tubes for road...

And this is why most people use tubes for road bikes still. The high pressure just doesn't work well with sealant and punctures. It's great for gravel but tires are usually under 40-45psi..
09-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,387
Posted By shoota

Welp, this thread is going exactly as expected..

Welp, this thread is going exactly as expected..
09-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,897
Posted By shoota

I literally just went through this for my...

I literally just went through this for my Warbird. I went went carbon Bontrager Pro 3V's for two reasons:

1) I've never seen an alloy wheelset last all that long on a properly ridden gravel bike....
09-05-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 176,004
Posted By shoota

you must be an old timer :). I canít think of any...

you must be an old timer :). I canít think of any reason to use a schrader valve. Please enlighten us.
09-05-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By shoota

Any reason you canít just put a smaller chainring...

Any reason you canít just put a smaller chainring on?
08-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 176,004
Posted By shoota

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/245434a3_f2f6_4df1_9fb7_3a536c8b31dd_a0f6d3d8e0843400c7a8f09c12f2eb08be753738.jpeg
08-25-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,115
Posted By shoota

Sounds like it needed to be cold set.

Sounds like it needed to be cold set.
08-25-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,115
Posted By shoota

Ha, that's the most curmudgeon-y thing I've read...

Ha, that's the most curmudgeon-y thing I've read in a long time. Thank you lol :)
08-20-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 176,004
Posted By shoota

Yep, this is why they fit on 10s road freehubs.

Yep, this is why they fit on 10s road freehubs.
08-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By shoota

That's totally fair. At one point I went full WW...

That's totally fair. At one point I went full WW on my Raleigh Tamland and had it down to 21lbs. It felt light enough for sure.
08-15-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By shoota

Dang you're lucky I didn't know it was for sale,...

Dang you're lucky I didn't know it was for sale, you would have had some competition :)
08-14-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By shoota

Agreed and agreed. I'm at the point in my...

Agreed and agreed.

I'm at the point in my life where I'm never gonna be the fastest, but I'm also not the slowest. What it comes down to is how the bike feels, even if it doesn't technically add...
08-14-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By shoota

I've ridden both heavy steel gravel bikes and now...

I've ridden both heavy steel gravel bikes and now a somewhat light (19lbs) carbon gravel bike. I'd take the light bike all day long and twice on Sundays.
08-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,375
Posted By shoota

Any of the late 80s Trek road models.

Any of the late 80s Trek road models.
08-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By shoota

BTW the wheels listed for an '85 in the catalog...

BTW the wheels listed for an '85 in the catalog are 27 1 1/4"
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1985Ltwt31.html
08-06-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 53,761
Posted By shoota

Here’s the mostly finished state of the wife’s...

Here’s the mostly finished state of the wife’s ‘86. 1X 40 x 11-32 with Campy shifters and Suntour rd. New Bontrager TLR wheels with 38mm tanwall Gravelkings set up tubeless. Outer Shell handlebar...
08-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By shoota

Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat. I can tell from the...

Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat. I can tell from the amount of things on your bike that you're a Fargo kind of guy.
07-31-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By shoota

You sure about that? Color me highly skeptical....

You sure about that? Color me highly skeptical. Nevertheless, you should maximize what ever you can fit in there, it sure makes a big difference on rougher roads.
Replies: 62
Views: 8,799
Posted By shoota

Man some of you are taking this way too...

Man some of you are taking this way too personally. He's an internet personality, and not really much more than that.
07-17-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 111,069
Posted By shoota

Man I can't believe you had such a horrible time...

Man I can't believe you had such a horrible time with your Voyageur. I got mine the other day and set it up in about 30min, original brakes and pads and all. The wife absolutely loves it and has...
07-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 254,329
Posted By shoota

Did you leave your deer at the gate?

Did you leave your deer at the gate?
Replies: 62
Views: 8,799
Posted By shoota

Preach! And then to top it off Open didn't want...

Preach! And then to top it off Open didn't want to warranty it. I can understand not checking every little detail of every frame that leaves the warehouse but at least own up to an obvious...
Replies: 62
Views: 8,799
Posted By shoota

Yeah but he's hilarious!

Yeah but he's hilarious!
07-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By shoota

Quill stem = yes.

Quill stem = yes.
06-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,448
Posted By shoota

I think they're about 19mm ID. Basically, these...

I think they're about 19mm ID. Basically, these tires are never going to balloon way out past their listed width.
06-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,448
Posted By shoota

My buddy has the 35mm version and they're...

My buddy has the 35mm version and they're something like 33-34mm measured. My 40mm are now 40mm measured after some miles. But they aren't very durable. This dry Summer heat has made the roads a...
06-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By shoota

Then why didn't mine sell at $800 :(

Then why didn't mine sell at $800 :(
06-16-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By shoota

BUT, if you're dead set on it then watch this...

BUT, if you're dead set on it then watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHXYN1JH8Oc
06-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By shoota

I'm gonna burst your bubble here, but just buy an...

I'm gonna burst your bubble here, but just buy an entry level gravel bike. You're going down a rabbit hole that you won't like the end of.
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