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07-13-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 927
Posted By biketampa

i agree 105 is probably the sweetspot. Itís...

i agree 105 is probably the sweetspot. Itís always worked fine for me. I had tiagra 4700?? on my road bike. It worked fine but I would say the shifting is crisper on the 105. I would have stayed with...
07-13-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By biketampa

my understanding is itís in how the carbon fibers...

my understanding is itís in how the carbon fibers are layered allowing a bit of flex when riding on rough roads/gravel/bumps. itís been around for years. I donít know if theyíve made improvements. I...
07-13-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By biketampa

resin. Iím just surprised it was seemingly almost...

resin. Iím just surprised it was seemingly almost worse after. I maybe was expecting a little noise as I was braking them in but it was very loud. Iíve never had such issues with brakes. I did check...
07-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By biketampa

Iím still baffled on these brakes. I replaced the...

Iím still baffled on these brakes. I replaced the front brake pads. Also cleaned and sanded the front rotor just to be sure. Went for a ride. Really bad squealing. I checked the bolts that hold the...
07-13-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By biketampa

haha no. I donít know what history of bike Tampa...

haha no. I donít know what history of bike Tampa is. I donít even live in Tampa anymore. I created the username when I lived there
07-13-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By biketampa

interesting. thanks. It's tempting for sure as...

interesting. thanks. It's tempting for sure as I feel like a little reduction in vibration through to my back makes a big difference on a long gravel ride.
07-13-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By biketampa

hmm. Now Iím considering the pnw coast dropper...

hmm. Now Iím considering the pnw coast dropper suspension post. I donít actually need to the dropper part. But itís zero offset and has suspension.
07-13-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By biketampa

I wouldnít say itís THAT big a problem. But I...

I wouldnít say itís THAT big a problem. But I donít like have to compromise the fit of my bike to accommodate a component. Part of the problem is that with it pushed to the back of the rails Iím...
07-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By biketampa

I think gravel kings are definitely a good all...

I think gravel kings are definitely a good all around durable tire. Theyíre sort of my baseline when I try new tires.
07-12-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By biketampa

Is anybody using the Syntace P6 Hiflex seatpost?

I havenít found a large variety of reviews especially on forums relating to the syntace p6. My bike came with a fsa sl-k Carbon fiber 0mm offset seatpost. Iím looking for a seatpost to mainly take...
07-10-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By biketampa

I'm just wondering how much a difference there is...

I'm just wondering how much a difference there is between something like the syntace P6 flex post and canecreek thudbuster or redshift sports shockstop seatpost. I tried the shockstop but with my...
07-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By biketampa

definitely the front brake. Ordered new pads

definitely the front brake. Ordered new pads
07-05-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By biketampa

Squealing disc brakes

So my sram disc brakes on my gravel bike have started to make a lot of noise. So the other day, I cleaned the rotors and de-glazed the pads. I went out for a ride yesterday and they quickly started...
06-21-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,401
Posted By biketampa

I usually carry two bottles. For any ride needing...

I usually carry two bottles. For any ride needing more than that I just plan the ride to loop by where I park my car
06-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By biketampa

I donít see any reason why not. I have a lauf...

I donít see any reason why not. I have a lauf true grit. If Iím doing more road riding I throw skinny-ish tires on there. I have an 6 year old Jamis road bike which I still love but if I had one bike...
06-19-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By biketampa

perfect. Thatís a great deal. Went ahead and...

perfect. Thatís a great deal. Went ahead and ordered. Had planned on waiting for July 4th sales but thatís too good a deal.
06-18-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By biketampa

Looking for good gravel shoes

I currently have some cheap lg mtb shoes and Iím looking to upgrade. Am considering the fizik x5 Terra. Anybody have experience with those? Thatís sort of my high price point. $150. Any other...
05-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By biketampa

Pedal/shoe/cleat combo issues unclipping

I have some look x-track spd pedals on my gravel bike. My issue is one pair of my shoes, some dhb mtb shoes, are extremely hard to unclip from the pedals. the shoes are less than 6 months old and the...
05-17-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By biketampa

Tubed vs tubeless same PSI

I had been running wtb resolutes size 42 tubeless. Theyíre not bad but I felt they were a bit sluggish. I swapped out for panaracer gravel kings size 40 but was running short on time so didnít want...
03-30-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,305
Posted By biketampa

mostly out for gravel rides on the weekend. I ...

mostly out for gravel rides on the weekend. I have a 20 mile loop I do as many times as I feel like. I carry food and water and have more in the car if I need it.
03-25-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,763
Posted By biketampa

how can they track violation of social distancing...

how can they track violation of social distancing orders? are they talking about tracking whether people were somewhere with crowds? Because if I run around the block where there might be a few...
03-22-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

I agree with you. And to be fair, he wasnít...

I agree with you. And to be fair, he wasnít giving me a full rundown on gravel riding techniques just some general tips as we were going through with the fit.
03-21-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

Iíve never ridden with him but heís not and...

Iíve never ridden with him but heís not and inexperienced cyclist
03-21-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

I had a 100 mile gravel race last month where I...

I had a 100 mile gravel race last month where I got in a good pace group of like 6-7 people and everybody was pulling anywhere between 2-5 minutes and it was so nice once I got to the back and I...
03-21-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

I certainly get the fitters overall point of good...

I certainly get the fitters overall point of good weight distribution to keep good balance and both tires keeping solid contact to the surface. How to get there obviously seems to have a variety of...
03-20-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

I donít dislike the flared bars that came with my...

I donít dislike the flared bars that came with my bike. Itís hard to say if I prefer them to regular bars
03-19-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By biketampa

Carbon frame protection

Whatís a good solution for carbon frame protection? not large sections or anything. My limit screw was slightly off after swapping wheels and the chain was briefly off scraping the paint off right...
03-19-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

I hadn't heard them before. For gravel bikes...

I hadn't heard them before. For gravel bikes which many times have the flared out drop bars I have heard riding there to help with control. I hadn't heard about that position putting more weight on...
03-19-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

"on top of the hoods" meaning closer to and...

"on top of the hoods" meaning closer to and basically on top of shifters. he was strictly speaking during climbing so you're not going fast so not needing as much control. he mentioned the...
03-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

I will ride in the drops more frequently when...

I will ride in the drops more frequently when it's windy so there's that or just to change my position for really long rides but I haven't done it with the thought of more control
03-19-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By biketampa

agree. Canít imagining it happening. Iím just...

agree. Canít imagining it happening. Iím just assuming deferred until next year.
03-19-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By biketampa

Riding technique tips?

so generally speaking with road cycling I didn't think too much any sort of riding technique. the normal making sure you are in an easier gear before you reach a climb, getting a little more aero,...
03-19-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,206
Posted By biketampa

I would first give it a bit of time. At least a...

I would first give it a bit of time. At least a few rides to see how things feel. Consider a bike fit. Of course might not be an option at the moment. bike fit advisor channel on YouTube is a good...
03-18-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,358
Posted By biketampa

what's the installation of press fit headsets...

what's the installation of press fit headsets like? It's not something I've had to work on. I just know I've had the creaky press fit bottom bracket issue and I don't feel like investing in a...
03-18-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,358
Posted By biketampa

not as bad as others on the worst list but...

not as bad as others on the worst list but PressFit bottom brackets.
03-15-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,621
Posted By biketampa

2019 Lauf True Grit 2014 Jamis Ventura Race (I...

2019 Lauf True Grit
2014 Jamis Ventura Race (I would argue this is my favorite bike)
2015 Cervelo P2
03-13-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By biketampa

seems to be a common opinion.

seems to be a common opinion.
03-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By biketampa

New Zipp Tangent G40 gravel tire

https://bikerumor.com/2020/03/13/zipp-tangente-course-g40-tubeless-gravel-tire-aims-for-new-off-road-adventures/

I'm sort of excited about this tire.
03-13-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By biketampa

I'd love to have somebody do a direct comparison...

I'd love to have somebody do a direct comparison of those I had a bike fit recently and the fitter loves the thudbuster. Of course, that's what he sells but many seem to love it.
03-11-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By biketampa

That's where I first heard of them. I don't doubt...

That's where I first heard of them. I don't doubt there's benefit but I've certainly learned over time that I need to sort through the Pros and Cons for MYSELF. I've only recently switched to...
03-10-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By biketampa

not coming from a MTB world I only heard about...

not coming from a MTB world I only heard about these today. What happens if you tear a giant hole in your tire that sealant canít repair? How do you put in a tube at that point? Do you remove the...
03-09-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By biketampa

the tension adjustment screw is supposed to help...

the tension adjustment screw is supposed to help with this. Iíve never had this issue but I know others have definitely had issues. I read somewhere that somebody removed one of the tension springs...
03-05-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,408
Posted By biketampa

direct to consumer bikes has obviously been going...

direct to consumer bikes has obviously been going on long before walmart now getting in the game. Bike shops are already having to figure out how to adapt to a new business model. I don't think an...
03-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,408
Posted By biketampa

I havenít read any reviews of their bikes yet but...

I havenít read any reviews of their bikes yet but looks like a decent build.
02-26-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By biketampa

I have the favero Assioma duos. Great pedals. No...

I have the favero Assioma duos. Great pedals. No issues.
02-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By biketampa

cool thanks. I think the other measurements I've...

cool thanks. I think the other measurements I've seen mentioned might be somehow measuring different points and when I've seen pictures of the cowchipper bars the reach looks pretty short to me. I...
02-25-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By biketampa

what's the reach on your cowchipper? It says 68mm...

what's the reach on your cowchipper? It says 68mm on their website but other places I've seen 79.2mm and 96mm so I'm not sure how and what points they're measuring from.
02-15-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,001
Posted By biketampa

Bike commuting and Zwift are good options IMO....

Bike commuting and Zwift are good options IMO. Zwift or other indoor options are the same as outdoors but with Zwift for sure there is some level of social interaction if you want that and racing,...
02-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By biketampa

Sell it.

Sell it.
02-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By biketampa

my most frequent gravel route has some sections...

my most frequent gravel route has some sections that tend to get muddy but it's maybe 10% (if that) of the 20 mile route. for my gravel bike, unless I'm doing some road riding I rarely run anything...
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