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12-04-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By dwmckee

I sold a Crateworkstandem case for $150 last...

I sold a Crateworkstandem case for $150 last year on ebay. It had made several trips to and back from Europe and maybe 8 US air trips. It was pretty banged up and the metal edges did not align...
12-04-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By dwmckee

The Pletcher is teh way to go hands down. I have...

The Pletcher is teh way to go hands down. I have owned 3 tandems and would not have a tandem without it. Reasonable judgement when tightening the stand will ensure it is secure but does not crush...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By dwmckee

When I was a kid in the 70s I used to ride...

When I was a kid in the 70s I used to ride without a shirt on some nice days. On one such day I got caught in a hail storm with nickel-sized hail stones and MAN THOSE THINGS STING LIKE WASPS! I was...
12-04-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,281
Posted By dwmckee

Absolutely right!

Absolutely right!
12-01-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,857
Posted By dwmckee

If you have a decentbike and ask a reasonable...

If you have a decentbike and ask a reasonable price I think good used bikes move quickly, especially a gravel bike. The Tariffs on new bikes are making the used ones look much more attractive..
11-26-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By dwmckee

I rode Keystone this year as well as Quick & the...

I rode Keystone this year as well as Quick & the Dead, PA Unpaved, Hilly Billy and my favorite the SweetWater Whiskey Rebellion. If you decide to make the trek into PA be ready for some of their...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,733
Posted By dwmckee

You just have to watch the rated weight these are...

You just have to watch the rated weight these are designed for. Most mfrs will specify rated for a rack load xx pounds. Some of the "light touring" bikes like the Renegade are rated for racks but...
11-23-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 184,739
Posted By dwmckee

Thanks,this is really cool!

Thanks,this is really cool!
11-23-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By dwmckee

The Keystone Gravel Grinder is not all that far...

The Keystone Gravel Grinder is not all that far from NYC...
11-23-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By dwmckee

The leading bike in this category hands down is...

The leading bike in this category hands down is the Wi.De by Open Cycles. It is Gerrard Vroomen's masterpiece (former founder of Cervelo). It will fit a 2.4 inch wide tire and still have plenty of...
11-21-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By dwmckee

Honestly. We had a coupled Co-Motion tandem, but...

Honestly. We had a coupled Co-Motion tandem, but found it was easier to ship it nearly assembled in a hard tandem case instead of disassembling, packing, unpacking, assembling, retuning, etc...
11-21-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By dwmckee

I think you may have a USA made frame which is...

I think you may have a USA made frame which is really nice. It looks like a great find!

You can easily convert it to seven speed by changing the freehup to a 7 speed and just squeexing it into...
11-21-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,340
Posted By dwmckee

I have ridden a Ti gravel bike quite a lot and...

I have ridden a Ti gravel bike quite a lot and ride a carbon one now. Especially in gravel where horizontal stiffness is key and vertical compliance need is even greater, Ti just cannot outperform a...
11-21-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By dwmckee

What is your definition of local. in NYC Metro...

What is your definition of local. in NYC Metro you probably will have to travel a couple of hours to find enough gravel to race on. If your range is 3 - 4 hours there are a ton of events on...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,352
Posted By dwmckee

Man, you got suggestions for just about...

Man, you got suggestions for just about everything but what you asked for. I will stick to the topic you asked for. The only modern equivalent of boil-in-bag I am aware of is the convenient and...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,777
Posted By dwmckee

I used to carry a pretty robust set of tools...

I used to carry a pretty robust set of tools until ine day I had a pedal self destruct on a tour. I had to pedal On tHE stub of an axle for several hours until I got to my destinaion. From there I...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,777
Posted By dwmckee

Man that is EXCELLENT! Light, small and...

Man that is EXCELLENT! Light, small and versatile! I need to get one of these for touring as I have needed to remove a cassette to replace a spoke. More than once. I stopped carrying the lockring...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By dwmckee

I use a no name brand battery pack I got on ebay...

I use a no name brand battery pack I got on ebay that has 4 18650 cells in it, I thinh it was around 8 volts. $15 or so with charger. It was pretty bare bones. You will need to use the DC version...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By dwmckee

I posted on this in detail several years ago if...

I posted on this in detail several years ago if you want to look up the old thread. These are not as elegant as a a hub dyno, but for me, that tiny bit of drag of a hub dyno over 800 miles akways...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By dwmckee

You get two o-rings with the unit, a thick one...

You get two o-rings with the unit, a thick one and a thin one for different use preferences. I mostly used the thick one. You can get replacement O rings at Home Depot (dimensions not too critical)...
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By dwmckee

I have seen some lubes offered in single serving...

I have seen some lubes offered in single serving sample packs where you just tear off the top pf the packet and use it. Also the small bottle of NFS can't be more than 20 grams I'd figure...
11-16-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 116,622
Posted By dwmckee

Okay, wasn't sure what the advantages were. I...

Okay, wasn't sure what the advantages were. I thought the Juins were about $100 more for the pair... They do look really light and pretty sleek compared to the Hy/RDs which I think are one large...
11-16-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By dwmckee

Yeah, this makes sense. Maybe a Salsa Journeymay...

Yeah, this makes sense. Maybe a Salsa Journeymay at aroutd $1100, or a small Jamis Renegade (uses either wheelset)? Your sise is not the smallest, and you should be able to find end of season...
11-16-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By dwmckee

Huh... Man I was excited to check this out but...

Huh... Man I was excited to check this out but when I clicked on it I saw this is what I was wearing last week and for me at 28 degrees they werew a total fail... I am beginning to realize that what...
11-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By dwmckee

I have had my eye on these, but they are $85. I...

I have had my eye on these, but they are $85. I am going to have to check out some of the suggestions here...
11-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By dwmckee

Hmmmm... So without any tariffs, a $3300 Carbon...

Hmmmm... So without any tariffs, a $3300 Carbon Renegade would cost me $2,000 or so... Sweet... And if they started to manufacture it in the US any idea what it would cost?
11-16-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By dwmckee

Nice looking bike!

Nice looking bike!
11-16-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By dwmckee

Lok interesting but yes, very pricey. Do you use...

Lok interesting but yes, very pricey. Do you use them? Expensive is not always better though... If they are good, maybe wortj it...
11-16-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By dwmckee

Believe me, I contacted Hunt immediately. They...

Believe me, I contacted Hunt immediately. They pointed me to the fine print on their website that says I may be eligible for additional import duties thay I could have to pay. They have nothing to do...
11-16-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By dwmckee

The only one I was able to contact was the...

The only one I was able to contact was the carrier, UPS. I raised holy terror with them, but they basically said it is up to US customs and they do not always apply then the same and there is no one...
11-15-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By dwmckee

Gosh those look pretty thin, do they work well...

Gosh those look pretty thin, do they work well while holding on to a metal handlebar and in the wind? That combinatio seemed to make the Pearl Izumis I was wearing fail miserably...
11-15-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By dwmckee

Tariff Impact on Bike Prices this Fall

Has anyone else had sticker shock from seeing the impact of the Tariffs on new bike prices? Bikes in the $400 - $500 range up $100- $125 in some cases. Bikes in the $1,000 - $1500 range up maybe...
11-15-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By dwmckee

Winter Gloves for Gravel Cycling

So, this is the first winter my wife and I plan to ride through with a weekly gravel ride. As long as there is no ice on the road, we plan to get out for a 30 - 40 mile ride. We live in Western PA...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,240
Posted By dwmckee

I stayed in a rather full KOA once and they gave...

I stayed in a rather full KOA once and they gave me one of the last RV sites available. I set up my tiny fly at the back of the site between two big RVs. I spent the rest of the night being awoken...
11-15-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,610
Posted By dwmckee

A 58 would be the expected size for your height.

A 58 would be the expected size for your height.
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By dwmckee

I wonder why you NEVER see these out anywhere..

I wonder why you NEVER see these out anywhere..
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,581
Posted By dwmckee

These are great too!

These are great too!
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,581
Posted By dwmckee

The Gatorskins are a very durable tire... From...

The Gatorskins are a very durable tire... From the 80s. The most they have to update that tire is to put new graphics on it. Thet are ridiculously expensive for what they are and ride kust a bit...
11-09-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By dwmckee

Here in Pittsburgh in the spring all of our roads...

Here in Pittsburgh in the spring all of our roads are blessedly returned to their natural gravel state until the paving trucks get funded again... After that there are a lot of gravel patches about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,324
Posted By dwmckee

Perhaps the best option would be to remove as...

Perhaps the best option would be to remove as much metal from the frame as you can by drilling as many 3/8" holes in the frame as you can fit without compromising the overall structural integrity... ...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By dwmckee

I'd go with the Open UP or WI.DE hands down.....

I'd go with the Open UP or WI.DE hands down.. Vroomen left Cervelo (the company he founded) to form Open which is an extremely thought out gravel bike. It has been around almost 7 years and is on...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,966
Posted By dwmckee

We sell both in our shop and in almost every case...

We sell both in our shop and in almost every case of selling one against the other we erecommend the Marakesh as it is a bit livelier and more fun to ride when you are not touring. The LHT has a...
11-08-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,584
Posted By dwmckee

I have seen another Trek frame splt like this all...

I have seen another Trek frame splt like this all of the way around. It was caused at the stress riser of an internally butted frame, right at the butting... I am not sure if Trek offers lifetime...
11-08-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,599
Posted By dwmckee

The Hy/Rd is a fantastic calipwr and I have used...

The Hy/Rd is a fantastic calipwr and I have used them on 3 separate bikes, but I do not believe TRP certifies then for tandem use. I believe the Spyre caliper is okay for tandems however.
11-08-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By dwmckee

You need a special lock ring for the 11 tooth...

You need a special lock ring for the 11 tooth cassette, just keep the lock ring that was on the 11 tooth with it..
11-08-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,368
Posted By dwmckee

Did you forget to remove the spacer on the 11...

Did you forget to remove the spacer on the 11 speed cassette that would not fit?
11-08-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,324
Posted By dwmckee

ok

ok
Replies: 34
Views: 2,812
Posted By dwmckee

I can help out here! I bought one when they...

I can help out here!

I bought one when they first came out and I really liked it. Especially because I could use my original wheels and it had zero drag when not in use. Plenty of power for LED...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,045
Posted By dwmckee

I prefer my big climbing days to be a couple of...

I prefer my big climbing days to be a couple of dozencycles of 400 foot climbs here in Pittsburgh so I never have to gasp above 1,500 feet to climb 12,000 feet! I guess these are sawtooth climbing...
11-07-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,805
Posted By dwmckee

Oh one more thing. With an StVZO light the...

Oh one more thing. With an StVZO light the height and angle of the light is pretty critical to get right. A touch too high or low and you do not get all of the benefit. See the instructions when...
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