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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow really? That's almost an $8k bike and the...

Wow really? That's almost an $8k bike and the shop seriously slammed the seat forward and now you're considering a short stem? Yikes:eek:

Did you buy the 56cm version when probably the 54...
06-25-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,236
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh nice bike :thumb: ...

Oh nice bike :thumb:
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If I had more space I would absolutely enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By GrainBrain

This right here for gearing. Unless you feel like...

This right here for gearing. Unless you feel like you need a greater range there's no good reason to upgrade. FWIW my 8 speed has a 13-23 cassette, good enough for my area.
06-24-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By GrainBrain

Props to you, at least it's Shimano equipped...

Props to you, at least it's Shimano equipped :thumb:

I helped straighten out my nieces 1x6 new BSO, didn't do much but quickly straighten the claw on the RD and tighten/adjust shift cable. There...
06-24-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By GrainBrain

No good sir, I have never had difficulty with...

No good sir, I have never had difficulty with this.

I don't wear underwear with my cycling shorts.

A word of caution, they make chamois that are really thin Lycra for use under shorts. Do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By GrainBrain

Awesome! I'm getting closer to my goal of a...

Awesome! I'm getting closer to my goal of a double century as well

Yes we had the solstice Friday, so Saturday was a nice long day. Went out riding with a buddy ignoring the radar, got drenched in...
06-23-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By GrainBrain

Great job on the color scheme!!

Great job on the color scheme!!
06-23-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By GrainBrain

Awesome touring rig. Chain guard? Awesome. Color...

Awesome touring rig. Chain guard? Awesome. Color and chrome? Awesome. Handle bar choice? Awesome.
06-21-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: Motobecane has nothing on Giant for...

:lol: Motobecane has nothing on Giant for obnoxious branding!
06-20-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By GrainBrain

Must've had a software update, reading the...

Must've had a software update, reading the recumbent section was hilarious. I love how they still edit ****** (r-eddit) :lol:
06-19-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By GrainBrain

This is interesting. I'm very new to cycling so I...

This is interesting. I'm very new to cycling so I had no idea I could easily interchange between 700c and 29er. I just watched a YouTube video comparing the two. The link to the wheel you referenced...
06-19-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By GrainBrain

Weird a road bike with a 15mm thru axle? Either...

Weird a road bike with a 15mm thru axle? Either way these wheels are plentiful and cheap anywhere. Instead of searching for "700c" try searching for "29er".

Here's one:...
Forum: Foo
06-19-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By GrainBrain

:wtf:

:wtf:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By GrainBrain

I put in an 80 mile ride on Saturday, but only...

I put in an 80 mile ride on Saturday, but only 1,100 feet of climb. Took an hour to get in the groove, stopped for a smoothie then had a great run for the last hour and a half at 20mph....
06-16-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By GrainBrain

That's not bad at all, I wouldn't worry. Of...

That's not bad at all, I wouldn't worry. Of course you could walk the town - keep a searchin' all around - lookin' for a street corner wheel.
06-16-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By GrainBrain

*falls to knees* One size too big! Too big!! What...

*falls to knees* One size too big! Too big!! What a great deal this is on a great setup.
06-15-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes. Erm, maybe? Lookup Narrow Wide rings. Or,...

Yes. Erm, maybe? Lookup Narrow Wide rings. Or, find older rings from the mid 80s that have just a plain tooth profile.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,541
Posted By GrainBrain

We eat in the living room :o My dream home...

We eat in the living room :o

My dream home has bandera's style of open kitchen/living area. Right now our kitchen is pretty small thanks to apt living.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,850
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh my God did you hack off the top tube cable...

Oh my God did you hack off the top tube cable guides and wrap them in vinyl electrical tape!?

:cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,850
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: I spit my drink out that's funny af! This...

:lol: I spit my drink out that's funny af! This is an amazing thread.

I get the xtr shifter but have you thought about mounting it on the left to cleanup the cable routing?

How about a single...
06-14-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh that's an awesome idea! Got a picture?

Oh that's an awesome idea! Got a picture?
06-14-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,406
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh that's sick! How is it started, and I can't...

Oh that's sick! How is it started, and I can't make out how it drives the rear?
06-12-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,330
Posted By GrainBrain

Froome is out!!

Damn he hit a wall at 60km/h during course recon!! Fractured his femur is what they're saying, he won't be back for awhile :(
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By GrainBrain

What a "low key" legend! I've heard his "Right...

What a "low key" legend! I've heard his "Right Place, Wrong Time" of course and enjoyed it. What I didn't realize until yesterday was how much I enjoyed music from his last album "Locked Down" that...
06-04-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,594
Posted By GrainBrain

Shimano's tricolor series. Would love to see a...

Shimano's tricolor series. Would love to see a modern groupset release with that sea grey finish.
06-01-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,649
Posted By GrainBrain

Was this the same guy throwing his bmx infront of...

Was this the same guy throwing his bmx infront of the Giro break yesterday :lol:
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By GrainBrain

They do it every spring here in ditches and...

They do it every spring here in ditches and prairie areas.
05-31-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By GrainBrain

That's awesome, thanks for the post :thumb:

That's awesome, thanks for the post :thumb:
05-29-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah mine get funky also! If you look at the...

Yeah mine get funky also! If you look at the black plastic bite piece from inside the cap you'll see formed "wedges" that engage with the plastic bottle cap. You can push in the wedges and pop off...
05-28-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,331
Posted By GrainBrain

Not diamond valve stem caps, but still a splurge....

Not diamond valve stem caps, but still a splurge. Spur Cycles bell.

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05-26-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By GrainBrain

I never lean hard on any wet pavement, I'm not...

I never lean hard on any wet pavement, I'm not racing. Mud/silt is like hitting ice. I've done that once as well at speed, came around a blind turn on a path I knew was wet and in a blink of an eye...
05-25-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,918
Posted By GrainBrain

SO GLAD THIS WAS POSTED I was furious when I...

SO GLAD THIS WAS POSTED

I was furious when I saw this report and video last night!! Ironically I'll be biking close to this area today. ABSOLUTELY I would have pressed charges. I'm kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,710
Posted By GrainBrain

That's how the pros fuel for a 200k on Zwift.

That's how the pros fuel for a 200k on Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,710
Posted By GrainBrain

I checked out the product labels in the pantry...

I checked out the product labels in the pantry last night. A lot of the "amino acids" and minerals/vitamins listed in the Hammer stuff is also found in the hemp protein powder, almost all infact. So...
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By GrainBrain

Great shot, do these guys puff out those orange...

Great shot, do these guys puff out those orange bladders like the sage grouse?

How'd you get the photo - a telephoto lens and a bunch of patience or do they tolerate people?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,710
Posted By GrainBrain

True, but Gatorades not the best for longer...

True, but Gatorades not the best for longer rides. The sugar is used too quickly and leads to crashes. Maltodextrin is king for good solid performance.

I won't argue in the markup, but what I saw...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,710
Posted By GrainBrain

I've become a convert to the church of Hammer...

I've become a convert to the church of Hammer Nutrition. The fizz electrolyte tablets are a staple. I'll mix in HEED if I haven't ate in 4+ hours or for two + hours in the saddle. Endurance mix for...
05-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By GrainBrain

Early this morning I saw your response and read...

Early this morning I saw your response and read it as "$160". Oh no problem! But then I went to the website :eek: $1600 is crazy money for that! I thought some of the Burley and Thule options were...
05-21-19, 08:05 AM
05-20-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh this will be good :thumb: A bailout gear...

Oh this will be good :thumb:

A bailout gear of 48-18 oof:cry:
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,339
Posted By GrainBrain

Depends where you are in the Midwest. Across Iowa...

Depends where you are in the Midwest. Across Iowa in the larger cities there is no problem finding Health food stores and co-ops that can cater to Vegan.

I've just gotten into using Hammer...
05-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By GrainBrain

I had to watch it again, each time I'm cracking...

I had to watch it again, each time I'm cracking up :lol: Just from the very beginning where you see him get some crazy air time with that trailer :popcorn

Anyone know the make of that trailer?...
05-20-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By GrainBrain

Danny MacAskill - Danny daycare

https://youtu.be/jj0CmnxuTaQ

Good stuff, time to attach the bike buggy and hitup some single track!
05-20-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By GrainBrain

I'd throw my vote to the Trek 1000 since seller...

I'd throw my vote to the Trek 1000 since seller lists new cassette, chain and bottom bracket. Plus it has a threadless headset so a little more modern then the 400 Elance. The Cannondale has a...
05-19-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,641
Posted By GrainBrain

I can parse your posts just fine. Erm, usually. ...

I can parse your posts just fine. Erm, usually.

To the OP it's asking for trouble to blow through a blind intersection.

Last month I came to the four way stop near my house, it's a 35mph zone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By GrainBrain

Carbon fiber RD limit screws - excellent.:beer:

Carbon fiber RD limit screws - excellent.:beer:
Forum: Foo
05-19-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By GrainBrain

Muddle some fresh mint leaves and drop em in

Muddle some fresh mint leaves and drop em in
05-19-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,012
Posted By GrainBrain

That was painful - kudos to the handy fan? Still...

That was painful - kudos to the handy fan? Still only a few seconds off Roglic
05-18-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By GrainBrain

I think I know what you're saying, but I think...

I think I know what you're saying, but I think you just haven't developed the muscles yet for the more standard "compact" riding form.

Check out Greg LeMond and his position on the bike, I think...
05-17-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,083
Posted By GrainBrain

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