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09-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By chas58

Bingo. I was in the same place between 54...

Bingo.

I was in the same place between 54 and 56, and mail ordering a bike.
I bought both, tried them out with various stems, and kept the one I liked better.
Seriously, if you are spending the...
09-22-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,444
Posted By chas58

I was looking at a used crux. Pretty high end -...

I was looking at a used crux. Pretty high end - it was a the shop owner's bike, a couple of years old, and pretty sweet. I think it was $5000 new? I wasn't too fond of quick release with disk...
09-22-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By chas58

that could be a good bar. I've gotten...

that could be a good bar.

I've gotten addicted to swept back bars with flatish tops. Doesn't need to be much (12į?) but it shortens the reach and puts my hand in a little more comfortable...
09-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

I love that stuff. A little tarmac, a little...

I love that stuff. A little tarmac, a little gravel, a little single track.
09-21-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,444
Posted By chas58

Sweet, that bike was my runner up. I didn’t get...

Sweet, that bike was my runner up. I didn’t get it, but got something similar. I love it. Climbs like a goat.

IMHO, bikes are not twitchy, stiff armed riders are. ;-) I do find a bike like...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By chas58

I guess I sweat too much to need long underwear. ...

I guess I sweat too much to need long underwear.

I always wear wicking clothing. Poly pro works good, but stinks when sweaty
My best bet is to use wool - especially close to the skin. Knee high...
09-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By chas58

That is so cool, I'm jealous! :-) I'm...

That is so cool, I'm jealous! :-)

I'm thinking the only time you will need to use the small chain ring is if the battery goes dead. ;-)
09-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By chas58

I think the Ritchey WCS bars have some nice...

I think the Ritchey WCS bars have some nice choices. The ergo max has a subtle flair, flat tops, is swept back, and has even a little rise....
09-21-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Glad to hear it. You'll learn to read the trail,...

Glad to hear it. You'll learn to read the trail, use your body weight, and pick your line and be a better biker because of it. Besides, underbiking is fun (as long as you don't take it too far)....
09-18-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Awesome! I bought a state of the art MTB 30...

Awesome!
I bought a state of the art MTB 30 years ago, and I'm still riding it. I've spent decades "waiting" on the industry to make up their mind (26, no 29, no 27.5, no back to 29) and figure...
09-18-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By chas58

Odd, I bought a Specialized CG-R to put on a...

Odd, I bought a Specialized CG-R to put on a Specialized bike, not knowing it does not work with a horizontal top tube. Specialized and the dealer would not take it back, because you could see that...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,690
Posted By chas58

20mph cruising speed 25mph if I feel like a...

20mph cruising speed
25mph if I feel like a little electronic turbo action.

You should have made a poll! ;-)
09-17-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By chas58

Lots of LBS's have loaner programs - that might...

Lots of LBS's have loaner programs - that might be what you need.

I use an Ergon on my gravel rig, but it is their racy model. Totally flat top, with a flipped rear. It actually works pretty...
09-17-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Geeze, last time I road maybury, I don't think...

Geeze, last time I road maybury, I don't think mountain bikes had even been invented yet. I know shocks weren't...

(my first two "mountain" bikes (aka bikes with 26 x 2.125 tires) were really...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By chas58

Huh. Well, there is already a nice bridge there...

Huh. Well, there is already a nice bridge there going to Mexican town. I guess its good to connect the south end of the river walk to something.

Personally, I'm just glad they are finishing the...
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By chas58

I don't think you really need anything fancy. I...

I don't think you really need anything fancy. I have a couple of those lever arm ones that come with Canyon bikes that I use if I'm worried.

Generally though its the low torque stuff that I am...
09-17-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Variety - we are just the opposite in the dry...

Variety - we are just the opposite in the dry months (Summer/fall). Our gravel roads (during dry times of the year) are smoother than our paved roads. We chloride the sh*t out of everything around...
09-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Sounds like it wouldn't work for you, as you are...

Sounds like it wouldn't work for you, as you are probably getting those tires sliced up on the rocks around Austin.

But, it is my preferred way to ride. Did a practice race yesterday set up like...
09-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

I love riding singletrack. My MTB hasnít gotten...

I love riding singletrack. My MTB hasnít gotten much love lately.

Observations

Iíll ride anything that is appropriate for a fully ridged bike
This opens up trails to me that I havenít ridden...
09-14-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By chas58

your town should have a recycling center that...

your town should have a recycling center that accepts batteries. Lots of products use lithium batteries these days.
09-14-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By chas58

I'm thinking that literally, all e-bike batteries...

I'm thinking that literally, all e-bike batteries are from china. You might get them from a reseller, but the source country is the same.
Maybe you are talking about the cells in the battery? ...
09-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By chas58

nice build danh123 I bought a bike almost...

nice build danh123
I bought a bike almost identical to that (same color/vintage) to use as an ebike, but I liked the bike so much that I left it analogue. Currently using a CX style bike, as I...
09-11-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By chas58

Mine is closer to 16.5lbs. I bought the 2x...

Mine is closer to 16.5lbs. I bought the 2x version, which is lighter, and put some lighter wheels and tires on it.

I have no worries at all about carbon bars. They feel great and I'm not sure...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By chas58

Personally, I run Schwalbe G-One (allround). ...

Personally, I run Schwalbe G-One (allround). They do wonderful in the snow, great in wet and slush.

That said, if the ground is wet and frozen, studded tires are the only way I can prevent...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By chas58

Sweet! Good call on the barrel adjusters. My...

Sweet! Good call on the barrel adjusters. My rims used to be all the same width, but these days they are all over the place.

Studded tires are great in the right conditions. I got mine and...
09-09-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By chas58

True. I think typically the problem is getting...

True. I think typically the problem is getting the valve core to seat with the rim. Usually after a few days it will fix itself, but I find it often takes most of a week for things to stabilize...
09-09-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,193
Posted By chas58

steve is probably right. They get the lowest...

steve is probably right. They get the lowest marks for puncture resistance here: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/cx-gravel-reviews/wtb-riddler .
Lowest measured for gravel tires in both...
09-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By chas58

I just got the G1800 (gravel wheel). The 24mm ID...

I just got the G1800 (gravel wheel). The 24mm ID works nice with gravel tires (C1800 are a little narrower and listed as "gravel/road" wheels, and work great for gravel too). Yeah, the GR1600 is a...
09-09-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By chas58

I love my gravel bike on single track. Coming...

I love my gravel bike on single track. Coming from a MTB background, there are a lot of trails that are just too tame (for me) to ride on a mountain bike. But on a gravel bike, "tame" trails are a...
09-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By chas58

When I read about your ride, I'm reminded of this...

When I read about your ride, I'm reminded of this video. So, do you have a hipster beard and a dropper post? ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZZNM7kZEN...
09-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By chas58

Were you riding hookless or rims with a bead? ...

Were you riding hookless or rims with a bead?

a tire shouldn't burp if it is matched well with the rim. It really needs a good bead seat in the rim bed. If it is matched well, you can ride the...
09-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By chas58

By far the best battery packs I have bought are...

By far the best battery packs I have bought are from EM3ev.com. They are located in Asia, but have been doing this a long, long time and have excellent technical and communication skills. I've had...
09-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 158,196
Posted By chas58

'cause its for my rough road fat tire, and I can...

'cause its for my rough road fat tire, and I can only fit fat up front. I don't particularly like to go bigger than 40mm on the rear anyway (too much power loss).
09-08-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By chas58

keep in mind with carbon - you are often looking...

keep in mind with carbon - you are often looking at hookless rims. Not really a problem if you are below 5 bar, but I wouldn't go more than that. Although hook-less rims seem to be a little fat on...
09-08-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,193
Posted By chas58

Frank, Since you are new to this - cartridges...

Frank,
Since you are new to this - cartridges come in different sizes. Some are for 23mm tires, some are for 2.3inch tires. Make sure you get the right size for your tire.
I do like the head...
09-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 158,196
Posted By chas58

Got a "cheap" $200 front wheel for winter. New...

Got a "cheap" $200 front wheel for winter. New DT Swiss Gravel 1800. Dang, with that 24mm internal width, my tires really plump up. Perfect for tires around 40mm.
...
09-03-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,654
Posted By chas58

I spend most of the summer on 32's, as our summer...

I spend most of the summer on 32's, as our summer gravel is smoother than our summer asphalt.

But really, I chose a tire whose casing is 1.5x the size of the gravel (rocks, roots) I'll be riding...
09-02-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,771
Posted By chas58

I'm thinking if you have never run out your 10ah...

I'm thinking if you have never run out your 10ah battery, you probably don't need a 20ah battery. Batteries are big, heavy, and very expensive.

That said, ebike.ca has come up with some modular...
09-02-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By chas58

Understood. My rear drive bikes work just fine...

Understood. My rear drive bikes work just fine with no motor.

If you don't want to go more than 500 watts (36v x 20 amps or 48volts x 15 amps), and want light, this is what I use (Q100)...
09-02-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By chas58

I like my bike to feel like I'm doing work...

I like my bike to feel like I'm doing work peddling - which for me means a small motor and a small battery (i.e. 36v). But, I'm a strong cyclist and not a typical e-bike rider.
For a small motor, i...
09-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By chas58

Yup, that is what a lot of us do. Realistically...

Yup, that is what a lot of us do. Realistically most of your speed and ease of use comes from the drastically lower rolling resistance of the 32mm GP5000, doubt your going to see a huge difference...
09-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By chas58

it depends a bit on the size. The 48mm GK-SK is...

it depends a bit on the size. The 48mm GK-SK is slow (and loud). From what I can tell the 35mm is pretty fast.

Similar with Schwalbe. BRR tests the G-One speed at 11 watts and the G-One...
08-31-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By chas58

that is pretty much what my bike looks like. ...

that is pretty much what my bike looks like. Just look at the dirt on the ground in your picture. Ride 20mph over that stuff and its gonna give you the look in your picture.
08-31-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By chas58

Good points above. Controllers are cheap,...

Good points above. Controllers are cheap, batteries are expensive. swap it out for a 48v controller - its not hard.
08-31-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By chas58

MNebiker Hope this helps, but 6, 7, 8 speed...

MNebiker

Hope this helps, but 6, 7, 8 speed all use the same spacing, chain, indexing. The only difference is limiting the range of the derailer. I've put a 7speed freewheel e-hub on an 8...
08-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By chas58

Huh, that may be my problem. I only get a couple...

Huh, that may be my problem. I only get a couple of years out of my batteries - they are probably getting too cold in the garage in the winter. I try not to let them discharge too much, but still...
08-31-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,771
Posted By chas58

I built a road ebike about 7 years ago. I ride...

I built a road ebike about 7 years ago. I ride it about 10% of the time (mostly for commuting actually). I designed it to be light and fast - about 25% faster than I would be putzing around on my...
08-31-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By chas58

The only thing I have ever actually used over the...

The only thing I have ever actually used over the years was a tire pump. I've gotten pinch flats that of course won't seal before all of the air is gone.
By letting the sealant pool near the...
08-31-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By chas58

I run 38's. I see people running 20psi on 33mm...

I run 38's. I see people running 20psi on 33mm tires, but it seems to me I'd be riding on the rims most of the time doing that. 38's gives me a little more security (in my head at least) running...
08-21-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By chas58

I used to do this a lot - and here is the biggest...

I used to do this a lot - and here is the biggest problem (making your pictures mostly irrelevant).
I took measurements, and had "plenty of room" But...
the wide point of a 28mm tire and of a...
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