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09-27-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By jp911

I had this issue on my gravel bike (Niner RLT9)....

I had this issue on my gravel bike (Niner RLT9). Thought it might be the fork flexing or spoke tension because it was pronounced when I was standing and cranking hard on steep climbs, but it ended up...
08-21-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By jp911

I replaced eggbeaters with XTR for 2 reasons: 1....

I replaced eggbeaters with XTR for 2 reasons: 1. I found them more difficult to clip in, especially if you needed to do so quickly, and 2. on rides over 50 miles I was getting hot spots on the bottom...
06-28-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By jp911

How far are you willing to travel from Tahoe? The...

How far are you willing to travel from Tahoe? The Lost & Found ride is held on the gravel roads around Portola and Lake Davis. It's an amazing part of the Sierras for gravel riding due to the large,...
06-21-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,288
Posted By jp911

Patagonia recently released a bib liner with...

Patagonia recently released a bib liner with cargo pockets (lots of mesh, so needs a pair of overshorts). Looks like a good product, but Patagonia isn't really known for making cycling gear.
06-20-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,057
Posted By jp911

Large saddle cutout for the massive sack it takes...

Large saddle cutout for the massive sack it takes to nail loose gravel turns at high speed.
06-14-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,683
Posted By jp911

I've been happy with Ultegra 6800 cranks with...

I've been happy with Ultegra 6800 cranks with Shimano 46-34 rings.
06-14-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By jp911

Sounds like the caliper pistons aren't...

Sounds like the caliper pistons aren't retracting. Try pulling the wheel off and pushing the pistons flush with the caliper and then test. You may have a bit more travel in the levers after doing...
05-09-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By jp911

The trim function is in the shifter, not the...

The trim function is in the shifter, not the derailleur. I would release the tension and confirm that the shifter is still hitting all 4 points. If it is then shift to the lowest point (full...
04-23-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,053
Posted By jp911

Flat vs clipless is a matter of personal...

Flat vs clipless is a matter of personal preference and maybe a "horses for courses" thing. Personally, I use flats on my mountain bike. I like knowing I can drop a foot if I need to; I'm more...
04-23-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By jp911

Here's what works for me, but please know that I...

Here's what works for me, but please know that I am not a trainer and that I am a few years younger. I would say that in general the ideas here are what to look at vs. copying this exactly.

-2...
04-11-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By jp911

I would throw in a spare derailleur cable. It...

I would throw in a spare derailleur cable. It would suck to have a broken rear cable and be stuck in the smallest cog on the cassette.
04-08-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By jp911

Personally, I take the estimated calorie burn...

Personally, I take the estimated calorie burn with a grain of salt. I did notice that calories burned (according to Strava) changed dramatically when I started wearing a heart rate monitor regularly....
04-03-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By jp911

You're talking about a 2-tooth cog difference...

You're talking about a 2-tooth cog difference that effects 1 gear, so I think it's fine (unless there's a big difference in the chainstay length between the2 bikes).

I swap wheelsets on my gravel...
02-19-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By jp911

As a data point: I've been using the Mason X Hunt...

As a data point: I've been using the Mason X Hunt 650b alloy wheels on my gravel bike for the past year and a half. You and I weigh about the same and I've done some pretty heavily loaded rides with...
02-19-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,615
Posted By jp911

Personally, I grease fasteners (on bicycles) that...

Personally, I grease fasteners (on bicycles) that are A. more delicate (like a cassette lock ring), B. two different metals (such as the rear derailleur with a steel bolt to an aluminum hanger), and...
02-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By jp911

Love it!!!

Love it!!!
01-31-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By jp911

I have an alloy RLT 9 and love it!

I have an alloy RLT 9 and love it!
01-31-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By jp911

Lots of nice, helpful folks on this forum. Post...

Lots of nice, helpful folks on this forum. Post your location and you might get a volunteer (or two). If you're in the SF Bay Area I would be happy to walk you through some things.
01-31-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,773
Posted By jp911

Pharmaceuticals. Pretty much all of them.

Pharmaceuticals. Pretty much all of them.
01-25-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By jp911

Agree with the recco to go with a light set of...

Agree with the recco to go with a light set of aluminum wheels. Personally, I've had a great experience with ROL wheels. I've been riding a pair of D'Huez 24/28 for the past 5 years (about 8k miles)...
01-16-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By jp911

No doubt that a dropper would make life so much...

No doubt that a dropper would make life so much nicer on steep descents. The single track downhill stage of Grinduro was bad enough that I just stopped and use my multi-tool to drop my seat as low as...
01-03-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,482
Posted By jp911

Sounds like a pretty frustrating situation. Given...

Sounds like a pretty frustrating situation. Given that you've tried all of the right steps to solve the lack of movement that allows for release of tension in the shift cable, it's time to try some...
01-02-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,390
Posted By jp911

Road century: 2012 Trek Madone 5.2, Continental...

Road century: 2012 Trek Madone 5.2, Continental GP 4000S II, 700x25

Gravel century: 2016 Niner RLT 9 alloy, Maxxis Rambler, 700x40
01-02-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By jp911

Just went through this. I ended up buying the...

Just went through this. I ended up buying the groupset in pieces instead of a single package, which worked out OK since I set the bike up for 1x. You can use the new Ultegra brifters, but you will...
12-31-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By jp911

You will need another 11-speed cassette that...

You will need another 11-speed cassette that works with a Shimano (or SRAM) freehub. You can go with different sized cassettes depending on the type of riding you do. The sizes are shown as the...
12-14-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By jp911

There are a few intersections in my area (SF Bay...

There are a few intersections in my area (SF Bay Area) where using the crosswalk and walk sign is the only reasonably safe way to make a "left" at an intersection that does not have a turn-only...
12-03-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,710
Posted By jp911

Found out the hard way when a girlfriend decided...

Found out the hard way when a girlfriend decided to put air in the tires of my mountain bike. 100 PSI in clinchers (not tubeless) blew about an hour after she filled the tires...the front had a bent...
11-16-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,302
Posted By jp911

Follow the steel bolt advice. A tap is designed...

Follow the steel bolt advice. A tap is designed to cut threads, not repair them. Ideally, a thread chaser would be used, but not easy to find...
11-05-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By jp911

Nawt

Nawt
11-02-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By jp911

Make friends with the mechanics at your LBS and...

Make friends with the mechanics at your LBS and you'll get this done cheap/free!
10-31-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,883
Posted By jp911

Brooks Microfiber has held up great on my gravel...

Brooks Microfiber has held up great on my gravel bike. I have Cinelli cork on my road bike, but it hasn't worn as well. The only drawback (that I've found) with the Brooks Microfiber is that it's a...
10-29-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By jp911

+1 for Bikeflights being easy to use and...

+1 for Bikeflights being easy to use and effective. I shipped in their blue, corrugated plastic box...very easy to pack and the material is (nearly) impossible to puncture or tear.
10-29-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,251
Posted By jp911

Shimano XT cross country pedals. Clipping in and...

Shimano XT cross country pedals. Clipping in and out is easy and they have been bombproof.
10-29-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By jp911

I would think a bicycle would be really hard to...

I would think a bicycle would be really hard to hit with the radar that police are using. You need a decent area to hit with the radar (front or rear of the car). I guess a torso might be big...
10-25-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,929
Posted By jp911

I was sitting here trying to think of the...

I was sitting here trying to think of the specific car and this triggered my memory. Some of the worst encounters I've had have been with Audis. Worst was being followed VERY closely down a steep,...
10-23-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By jp911

This! There are different versions of these...

This!

There are different versions of these and some are used at the derailleur, but the one in your pic that has the spine is specifically made to fit in the brifters.
10-22-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,975
Posted By jp911

If you're commute is fairly flat, Wabi single...

If you're commute is fairly flat, Wabi single speed bikes are a solid option: https://wabicycles.com/
10-16-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,365
Posted By jp911

+1

+1
10-12-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,162
Posted By jp911

Riding in hilly and occasionally mountains: ...

Riding in hilly and occasionally mountains:

650b wheels with 47mm WTB Horizon — 46/34 with an 11-32 cassette (more mixed riding)
700c wheels with 40 mm Maxxis Ramblers — 46/34 with an 11-36...
09-10-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,183
Posted By jp911

I like BOTH! Helpful, I know... I have 700C...

I like BOTH! Helpful, I know...

I have 700C and 650B wheels for my gravel bike and I've found that I like to alternate depending on what I'm doing. For longer rides where the surface is a little...
09-04-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By jp911

There's a big "it depends" on this one. It's...

There's a big "it depends" on this one. It's subjective, but some will go for several years without flushing the system. However, you have to consider how often you ride, the type of terrain you...
09-04-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By jp911

I've raced cars on that track for years. They...

I've raced cars on that track for years. They used to have bikes in the paddock that you could borrow to just get around. I took one of those bikes on the track one night and it was a lot of fun! Of...
09-04-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,382
Posted By jp911

Yup. The only other high(ish) torque item is the...

Yup. The only other high(ish) torque item is the cassette, and maybe suspension fork components if you're disassembling/rebuilding.
08-31-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By jp911

Newton Meter

Newton Meter
08-31-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By jp911

I think the highest torque fastener I've come...

I think the highest torque fastener I've come across on a bike is around 35 ft lbs (about 47 Nm), so that's close to the upper limit of the larger wrench you describe. That fastener was on an older...
08-31-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,382
Posted By jp911

Torque wrenches usually aren't considered very...

Torque wrenches usually aren't considered very reliable on the extremes of their range, so be careful using the wrench on fasteners below 10 foot pounds (more of an issue with click-type wrenches)....
08-31-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,163
Posted By jp911

Find a house with a kick-ass garage that you can...

Find a house with a kick-ass garage that you can turn into your man cave! Win-win.
08-29-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,493
Posted By jp911

Here's my Niner RLT 9 alloy (my personal favorite...

Here's my Niner RLT 9 alloy (my personal favorite color combo they've offered).
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08-29-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By jp911

Yup, that's the one. There's a fancy metal one...

Yup, that's the one. There's a fancy metal one made by Park Tool, but the plastic Shimano version works fine.
08-29-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By jp911

Dumb question: have you tried reducing the cable...

Dumb question: have you tried reducing the cable tension to the front derailleur?
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