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03-03-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Texico

According to Shimano's website the BL-R780 is...

According to Shimano's website the BL-R780 is actually an Ultegra 6800 series flat bar lever, not Deore XT. The pictures that the seller lists do look like the genuine Shimano product displayed...
02-28-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,903
Posted By Texico

And if you don't want the shorter life of resin...

And if you don't want the shorter life of resin pads I've had good experience so far with the Jagwire semi-metallic equivalent. The DCA016 found on their site: Jagwire disc pads...
12-22-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Texico

Exactly what gus6464 says. In my experience the...

Exactly what gus6464 says. In my experience the Schwalbe chart is good for tubeless setups. For tubeless you want to match the rim with a bit more precisely for your desired tire widths in order to...
12-14-18, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Texico

For flat bar same parts as above but swap ST-4703...

For flat bar same parts as above but swap ST-4703 for SL-4703. ST-4703 is the STI "brifter" while SL-4703 are the Tiagra flat bar shifters. I didn't quickly find the flat bar shifter as a single...
12-13-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Texico

You would need a new left shifter and front...

You would need a new left shifter and front derailleur to go to a triple chainring setup. ST-4703 (left only), FC-4703, FD-4703, that's the shifter, chainset, and front derailleur, look to be around...
12-13-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Texico

Any SRAM/Shimano/SunRace/etc 10 speed chain and...

Any SRAM/Shimano/SunRace/etc 10 speed chain and cassette will work fine with your setup. I find SRAM chains and cassettes to generally be cheaper, but it's whatever you can find. I do like, and use,...
04-10-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,918
Posted By Texico

That is unfortunate. I don't travel out of state...

That is unfortunate. I don't travel out of state too often with the bike rack installed, but this is something that I always forget to check. I guess I've just gotten lucky the few times I've done...
04-10-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,918
Posted By Texico

I would also say to look up the law for NY and...

I would also say to look up the law for NY and NYC. In Texas the law allows for license plates that are partially obscured by bike racks that are installed "in a customary or common manner." Quotes...
Replies: 71
Views: 6,855
Posted By Texico

I agree with the others. It is some kind of an...

I agree with the others. It is some kind of an impact dent. All metal frames, aluminum, steel, and titanium, have holes in the frame to allow gas escape during welding. These holes are "permanent"...
02-28-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,619
Posted By Texico

Wouldn't the first "Gravel Bike" be the 2014...

Wouldn't the first "Gravel Bike" be the 2014 Raleigh Tamland that was developed with input from Guitar Ted? At least if we're talking modern marketing terms then that's the one that started the...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Texico

If you don't care about aerodynamics, which as a...

If you don't care about aerodynamics, which as a commuter with panniers is something I don't think too much about, then you should check out fishing clothing. Columbia PFG is what I'm familiar with,...
02-21-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,879
Posted By Texico

Where I am we decided that only Campy makes a...

Where I am we decided that only Campy makes a "gruppo". Shimano makes a "group-san", and Sram makes a "bro-kit".
Forum: Commuting
02-01-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Texico

Yes, the wording they use for the freehub options...

Yes, the wording they use for the freehub options includes "Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11(road)" so they appear to be compatible with both Ultegra 6700 and 6800 (and the new 8000) cassettes. I would...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Texico

To confirm with both of these quotes, neither the...

To confirm with both of these quotes, neither the X0 nor the 900 rear hubs will accept a road 11 speed 11-32 cassette. Your only option would be the new Shimano CS-HG800 11-34 cassette for those...
01-24-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,002
Posted By Texico

Living in San Antonio, I have tons of gravel in...

Living in San Antonio, I have tons of gravel in the surrounding Hill Country. Unfortunately, I live IN San Antonio, so to ride to the Hill Country would take a couple hours in each direction...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By Texico

Agreed, for that kind of money I much prefer the...

Agreed, for that kind of money I much prefer the design of my Canadian made Arkel Bug. I'm willing to pay more for "Made in America", but only if the design meets my needs.



For the money,...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By Texico

Two options which I have experience with are the...

Two options which I have experience with are the Banjo Brothers Backpack Pannier (https://banjobrothers.com/collections/backpack-panniers-banjobrothers/products/waterproof-backpack-pannier) and the...
Forum: Touring
12-11-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,322
Posted By Texico

I work for REI and can tell you that all steerers...

I work for REI and can tell you that all steerers are cut at Central Bike Assembly in either Goodyear, AZ, or Kent, WA. This is done before the bikes are made available to ship to a store for stock...
11-29-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Texico

It's not a full chaincase, but the SKS Chainboard...

It's not a full chaincase, but the SKS Chainboard (http://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/chainboard-199-mm/)works well to keep my pant legs clean while riding. I have it fitted to a Raleigh...
11-25-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,663
Posted By Texico

There is also the issue of so many fun bikes...

There is also the issue of so many fun bikes coming without triples originally specced on them. I have a '14 Raleigh Tamland that I use more as a commuter than as a gravel bike, and it came with a...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Texico

Cool, this is kind of what I was getting after. ...

Cool, this is kind of what I was getting after. I understand covering it while the bike is sitting, that's simple enough. But I was wondering what people do when they have to ride in the rain. I...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Texico

In all fairness, cost isn't so much a factor as I...

In all fairness, cost isn't so much a factor as I work for a retailer that carries Brooks saddles.

I was merely curious what the best way to care for the saddle is, and whether people really don't...
Forum: Touring
11-17-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Texico

I'm curious how people reconcile the advice to...

I'm curious how people reconcile the advice to let a brooks saddle dry before riding on it. Essentially, don't use it while wet. I know brooks saddles are very popular and have been for a long time...
10-26-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,457
Posted By Texico

I like the Spyres on my gravel bike, but it...

I like the Spyres on my gravel bike, but it mostly gets used for commuting. For commuting I like the ease of maintenance of mechanical disks and tubed tires. In the future when I build up a...
10-18-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Texico

After looking at them a little more, that Amazon...

After looking at them a little more, that Amazon listing is for the 26" Rhynolites. For a 29er you'll want these: https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product2_10053_10052_557609_-1
10-18-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Texico

Are you looking for just a rim to lace to your...

Are you looking for just a rim to lace to your old hubs, or are you looking for a prebuilt single wheel or wheelset?

If you're talking less than $120 for a prebuilt wheelset then that Rhynolite...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By Texico

And I completely agree with this. I am fortunate...

And I completely agree with this. I am fortunate to have many different packs from which I can choose for a given task. My response was to acidfast7 who can't fathom that someone's needs might be...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By Texico

Just because you can travel light doesn't mean...

Just because you can travel light doesn't mean everyone can. I have the Radial 34L and it was the perfect size for my needs. I've had to carry lab equipment, multiple textbooks, change of shoes and...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,385
Posted By Texico

--Edited because I realized the thread dredge,...

--Edited because I realized the thread dredge, the month and day threw me off since it's been exactly one year since this started--
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,385
Posted By Texico

I've been using Giro Rumble VR's for the last two...

I've been using Giro Rumble VR's for the last two years. I have two pairs that I switch between depending on the weather, with my older set used for foul weather days. I would also say to take a...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,363
Posted By Texico

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt30/Texico/203...

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt30/Texico/20325a24-df00-4fe4-98cb-f747308070b3_zps0fmhftyl.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,363
Posted By Texico

I use a Hydroflask 20oz thermos to carry coffee...

I use a Hydroflask 20oz thermos to carry coffee with me on the bike. It fits in my plastic Profile Designs bottle cage just fine. For reference, these are the products: Hydroflask 20oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,576
Posted By Texico

I built up a Gunnar Roadie last year. I...

I built up a Gunnar Roadie last year. I absolutely love it. As others have said with the tire clearance, it can fit larger than 25mm tires. For mine, I have Conti GP4000II 25mm set up on Easton...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Texico

Just to clarify, DOT 5.1 is still glycol based. ...

Just to clarify, DOT 5.1 is still glycol based. Only DOT 5 is silicone based, and thus "non-corosive". DOT 5.1 can be used interchangeably with DOT 3 and 4, with the differences between them just...
08-08-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,281
Posted By Texico

I seriously looked at the Macho Man Disc a couple...

I seriously looked at the Macho Man Disc a couple years ago when I needed a new all-round and commuting bike. I didn't end up with one because of the aggressive head tube length/stack, but now I'm...
08-06-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By Texico

That's a standard Shimano brake, which uses a...

That's a standard Shimano brake, which uses a common pad shared with a lot of their different brake models. It's the B01S for a resin pad, found here...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,310
Posted By Texico

I rode with a backpack for a while when I first...

I rode with a backpack for a while when I first started commuting. I used the same Osprey Radial as GeneO above, but in the 34 liter size. I loved that pack for commuting. It was bright, came with...
06-23-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,228
Posted By Texico

For the record, the OP is correct about lack of...

For the record, the OP is correct about lack of contact info. Duraace.com was launched for 9100, and it only has links to facebook, twitter, and instagram.

@OP, Shimano North America would be the...
06-09-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,604
Posted By Texico

Without pictures or a better description there's...

Without pictures or a better description there's not much more we can advise other than what joejack said, as I couldn't find Aksiums with 142 thru-axle spacing either. Mavic makes endcap adapters...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Texico

If you're paying for RidewithGPS then yes, you...

If you're paying for RidewithGPS then yes, you can download maps to your phone and ride with just GPS enabled. It works very well. I used it like that for the first time just last month on a 30+...
04-23-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Texico

Whiskey Parts, and Foundry, are QBP in house...

Whiskey Parts, and Foundry, are QBP in house brands. Other QBP in house brands include Surly, All City, and Salsa. QBP makes good stuff, and their brands are all well respected for the niches they...
04-20-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Texico

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt30/Texico/201...

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt30/Texico/20170420_103455_zpszbutgcpy.jpg (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/Texico/media/20170420_103455_zpszbutgcpy.jpg.html)
04-20-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Texico

Here's a picture of the wheels on the bike. Just...

Here's a picture of the wheels on the bike. Just finished a 22 mile ride with friends that was a mixture of paved, gravel, and single track riding. They performed well! Took the abuse of some...
04-19-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Texico

New Shoes

For my bike :)

I've been wanting to build up a more performance oriented wheelset for my Raleigh Tamland for a while now, and finally I decided on parts and finished it! This wheelset is to use...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,717
Posted By Texico

I can't help with finding a service to send you...

I can't help with finding a service to send you notices, but as a bike commuter I'm checking the weather pretty much every day. The only days I don't are when I've checked the day before and I know...
04-19-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Texico

OP is looking for 142x12mm thru axle rear wheel...

OP is looking for 142x12mm thru axle rear wheel instead of 135mm QR for his disc frame.
04-19-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Texico

If not wanting to go custom route here's an...

If not wanting to go custom route here's an option for you.

DT Swiss R24 Spline Disc Road Wheel > Components > Wheels | Jenson USA...
04-17-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Texico

If you can't get your 3x derailleur to set up...

If you can't get your 3x derailleur to set up with adequate shifting, the same level Deore stuff as your shifters is made in a 2x specific front derailleur. A Deore FD-M6xx series 2x derailleur is...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,952,870
Posted By Texico

Raleigh Tamland Commuter

I made some changes to my bike at the end of last year to make it more commuter friendly. I swapped the stock FSA Gossamer 50/34 crankset for a Shimano Deore 42/26. The short cage 105 rear...
04-13-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Texico

Good luck! I rode DOWN Haleakala maybe 12 years...

Good luck! I rode DOWN Haleakala maybe 12 years ago before I was really into cycling the way that I am now. It's one of my goals to go back and attempt the climb to earn my descent. I am very...
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