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07-18-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Metieval

One of the better looking gravel bikes! No...

One of the better looking gravel bikes!

No lie, I am still a bit superficial about how a bike looks. I've always said if I wanted to go fast on Gravel I'd ride a superX, but I think this just...
07-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Metieval

wasn't popular because it was suspension, or that...

wasn't popular because it was suspension, or that it was a costly rebuild and too often?

or it wasn't popular because it was limited to 650x38? (smaller sized frames)

there are many reasons...
07-16-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By Metieval

Depending on where I am riding, ME!!!!! the...

Depending on where I am riding, ME!!!!!

the only thing better than a 42T paired to a 11-36 would be making it Electronic.
07-16-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Metieval

BTW shop around and ride many brands! Fit...

BTW shop around and ride many brands!

Fit will be your biggest enjoyment. BB drop/height numbers, and Reach #'s will be huge players in finding the bike you like to ride. Even a stand over...
07-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Metieval

you can find what ever you want to find, that...

you can find what ever you want to find, that won't change the fact of what the Cannondale CAAD reputation is. Even this Forum has the CULT of CAAD thread. 409 pages to be exact. Does any other...
07-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Metieval

My opinion aligns with 1,000's of riders that...

My opinion aligns with 1,000's of riders that seek CAAD frames for crit racing.
07-15-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Metieval

NOT even the same! Cannondale brings years...

NOT even the same!

Cannondale brings years of Aluminum frame experience (cough ** CAAD ** cough) , and their SAVE tech to the AL Topstone.

Salsa had a generic frame made with no technology, and...
07-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Metieval

good share

good share
07-14-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Metieval

Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I...

Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I need to post a link to a recent example of whoa is me, they are being condescending on clean up?
07-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Metieval

new or used? Corporate discount gets you a...

new or used?

Corporate discount gets you a Willard 3 for $1,299
TRP mech brakes and apex 1x, Entry but a bit better than some entry
https://www.raleighusa.com/willard3

you have Cannondale...
07-13-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,165,756
Posted By Metieval

what ever levers that came with the HS-11's

what ever levers that came with the HS-11's
07-13-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,165,756
Posted By Metieval

I dig it! I picked a 1991 Schwinn Crosscut...

I dig it!

I picked a 1991 Schwinn Crosscut up for $75 and it was beat to heck. Too many years in a high school bike rack. I had it Powder coated , and then I uhh got carried away. So...
07-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By Metieval

I have no idea what it is like to throw dirty...

I have no idea what it is like to throw dirty sweaty clothing /gear into a car, 99% of my rides start from home and end at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,411
Posted By Metieval

jealous! I need a 54 CAAD9 (BB30) frame for a...

jealous! I need a 54 CAAD9 (BB30) frame for a singlespeed project
07-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Metieval

well if they all come to cycling, I might just...

well if they all come to cycling, I might just have to start golfing.
07-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By Metieval

true that! and amazing!

true that! and amazing!
07-07-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Metieval

NYC is a gamble..... ride the tire you want...

NYC is a gamble.....

ride the tire you want and just keep spares at home.

as for tubeless, a tire patch might work better than a plug? a plug will get you home though.
07-06-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Metieval

yeah!

yeah!
07-04-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Metieval

btw,,,, if you wanna know what tan walls looks...

btw,,,, if you wanna know what tan walls looks like, maybe.......
07-04-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Metieval

well if I want to drive 200 miles I can go buy...

well if I want to drive 200 miles I can go buy the 2019 black Ultegra Revolt. The wheels are okay, but..... I can get better?

the 105 in 2020 became an option with the move to full shimano. It...
07-04-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Metieval

its the 2020 Revolt advanced 2 and 1 $200...

its the 2020 Revolt advanced 2 and 1

$200 increase for apex,
1x is attractive, but it isn't necessary.

btw 105 on the 2020 year is shimano hydraulic brakes. and while i love the purple wine...
07-03-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Metieval

how many have went Shimano to Apex?

Who has went from shimano to Apex 1x and it wasn't failure?

I am fishing for opinions./experience.
I am not against 1x. Actually 1x is attractive, because my Fitness/hybrid /flatbar is 11-36 XT...
07-03-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,128
Posted By Metieval

that looks better than some of our (Ohio) paved...

that looks better than some of our (Ohio) paved stuff! LOL
07-03-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Metieval

so I just happened to bookmark this last night. ...

so I just happened to bookmark this last night.
I am tempted to buy a bike with Apex 10-42, not sure I will like the SRAM shifting though. regardless what I bookmarked may be of some help to you....
07-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Metieval

I'll think about it.....lol

I'll think about it.....lol
07-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,128
Posted By Metieval

I envy you for location and that bike! thanks...

I envy you for location and that bike! thanks for sharing
07-02-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Metieval

LOL love, .....but I'm down a gravel bike. I...

LOL love,
.....but I'm down a gravel bike. I sold the Trek crossrip, and was ready to pull the trigger on a Revolt advanced. I did not though.

so now I just browse "Cyclocross and Gravelbiking...
07-02-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Metieval

disc brake helps. as does the GP5000 being truer...

disc brake helps. as does the GP5000 being truer to size. Fresh install was measuring 28.2 - 28.5 I didn't recheck after a ride.

the 25C stock schwalbe 1 one were 215g with a kendra 23/25 tube...
07-02-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,570
Posted By Metieval

I had an issue with my 2013 Synapse bb30, but I...

I had an issue with my 2013 Synapse bb30, but I took it apart lubed the spindle, put it backbtogether tighter than the factory, adjusted my FD and Never had another issue with it ever.

I am not a...
07-02-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Metieval

I always needed levers for my 4000sii on my Mavic...

I always needed levers for my 4000sii on my Mavic wheels.

I just installed gp5000 regulars on my Caonnondale stans hollowgram wheels with no levers. I almost was ready to go tubeless, but I...
07-01-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,128
Posted By Metieval

uhh, that ^^^ looks bumpy in a jeep with 35's. ...

uhh, that ^^^ looks bumpy in a jeep with 35's.
If I was riding there, it would absolutely change my perspective on my current bicycle choices.
07-01-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Metieval

I am using camelback rouge for hydration. LOVE...

I am using camelback rouge for hydration. LOVE it! a bit limited for storage. but that is what bike bags are for.

On the other hand my road pack is an Osprey talon 22. Love Osprey as a product,...
07-01-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Metieval

IMO panaracer/mavic is a bad combo. I've...

IMO panaracer/mavic is a bad combo.

I've always struggled to get the bead set with it. inflate, deflate, pry, inflate, pry some more. add soap to bead, over inflate....
^ it really makes a guy...
06-30-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

its all good. I am really close to buying a...

its all good.
I am really close to buying a Revolt advanced. but... I won't be able to ride one. I was just going off your picture and thinking I should buy a small. I am however sticking to...
06-30-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

oo okay then! lol

oo okay then! lol
06-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

looking at the pictures you posted, it seems your...

looking at the pictures you posted, it seems your saddle is already really low. hence I was asking about your height
06-30-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

I am 5,8" and trying to figure out if I want a...

I am 5,8" and trying to figure out if I want a medium or not.
06-30-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

how tall are you? just curious.

how tall are you? just curious.
06-26-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,411
Posted By Metieval

not me.... it changes weekly with bicycles. ;)

not me.... it changes weekly with bicycles. ;)
06-26-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Metieval

gravel hills tend to be much steeper than paved...

gravel hills tend to be much steeper than paved hills.

and then the end all argument...... how much more enjoyment will you get from higher end wheels?

for me, high end wheels are everything!
...
06-25-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

per the context of the thread. they were...

per the context of the thread. they were discussing HUNT wheels.

so say a budget of something close to that. $400 ? give or take a bit.
06-25-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,130
Posted By Metieval

so if the argument was 36 strada bianca 36 TLR ...

so if the argument was 36 strada bianca 36 TLR vs Panaracer Gravel king slicks 38

**********
06-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,208
Posted By Metieval

if Gravel riding includes pavement then road...

if Gravel riding includes pavement then road helmet

if gravel riding includes some single track then use a mtb helmet.

if gravel riding includes pavement and single track then use a mtb...
06-23-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,528
Posted By Metieval

what other option are there for decent tubeless...

what other option are there for decent tubeless budget wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,130
Posted By Metieval

my 500 was flawless until they released a newer...

my 500 was flawless until they released a newer edge, and um updated my 500.

my 520 was flawless until they released the 530, and auto updated my 520.

I see a pattern here that disturbs me.
06-20-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Metieval

in my opinion, vibrations are far worse than...

in my opinion, vibrations are far worse than bumpy.

If the front of your current bicycle is a compliance problem, then try using the handle bars to steer the bicycle rather than using them as an...
04-19-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,606
Posted By Metieval

Unless it is loomy, slicks are the greatest. ...

Unless it is loomy, slicks are the greatest.

oh and aggressive shoulder tires are dangerous on pavement, when you roll the knobs. so for mixed riding give me full slicks.

the MSO 40 is pretty...
04-19-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Metieval

I wish there were more options to the road plus, ...

I wish there were more options to the road plus, 'Road geo' like the Surly Midnight Special! fat slicks are super fun to ride! on pavement, packed hard dirt.
04-17-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Metieval

mud on a 44c slick sounds better then snow and...

mud on a 44c slick sounds better then snow and ice on a 25c

I betcha Ted has enough bike handling skill to handle a bit of mud on a slick.....
04-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Metieval

true, I guess I should have said comfort for me...

true, I guess I should have said comfort for me starts at having the hoods = to saddle height or lower than
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