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09-17-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,247
Posted By HD3andMe

I agree and your Flume experience is a perfect...

I agree and your Flume experience is a perfect example. Underbiking can make super boring trails more fun.



Yes, a gravel bike is more fun on the road climb to the Flume, the ho hum Flume...
09-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
Posted By HTupolev

Bicycles have historically often had very badly...

Bicycles have historically often had very badly inadequate bottom-end gearing. Being forced to get off and walk is far beyond the failure point; being forced 20, 30, 40% below your self-selected...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,234
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, touring is “touring” but there are different...

Yes, touring is “touring” but there are different ways to do it and places to ride in. Modern bikepacking gear was introduced (perhaps “reintroduced”) by Revelate Design to fix a problem. Touring on...
08-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,085
Posted By mstateglfr

Some clarification is good. - The Trek comes...

Some clarification is good.

- The Trek comes with a versatile $90 high/low and top mount front rack. That is something to keep in mind with regard to pricing and weight. The front rack will...
08-27-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By HTupolev

Some socks are considerably more aerodynamic than...

Some socks are considerably more aerodynamic than others!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,333
Posted By Kapusta

Wait... 1x is the only option IN THAT COLOR? ...

Wait... 1x is the only option IN THAT COLOR? Seriously? This is your complaint?

Here is a wild idea... get a different color.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,333
Posted By HTupolev

To get tighter spacing over a given gearing...

To get tighter spacing over a given gearing range, and/or to facilitate a wider range.


Depends on the particular drivetrain configuration and the rider's shifting patterns. A 2x11 being worth...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,478
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve always had a good wide gear range on my...

Iíve always had a good wide gear range on my mountain bikes (which is what I use for my ďgravelĒ bike). My current one has a 44/34/20 with an 11-36 10 speed cassette...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,478
Posted By cyccommute

On the other hand, coasting for miles because...

On the other hand, coasting for miles because your gearing is too low is no fun either. 110 gear inches to 14 gear inches is just about right. Donít have to push. Donít have to coast...or at least...
08-21-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterh337

I ordered this one ...

I ordered this one
https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-led-8r-v204
It's the biggest I can find :)
About $70.
08-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By wingless

My Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150...

My Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 (https://www.bikeforums.net/manufacturer-retailer-survey-consumer-feedback/1126359-wingless-cygolite-hotshot-pro-150-lumen-tail-light.html) has a measured run time of...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Near sunup or sundown, I usually get most...

Near sunup or sundown, I usually get most concerned about drivers seeing me if the sun might be in their eyes. For decades I commuted by motorcycle and had lots of very close calls. When I took the...
08-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By HD3andMe

You don't want a horn. You want a chicken. ...

You don't want a horn.

You want a chicken.

http://youtu.be/K4N-1x0_-n0
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By schoolboy2

Spend the night at Kirk Creek Campground if it's...

Spend the night at Kirk Creek Campground if it's open. It's the only campground in the Big Sur area which is on the ocean side of the highway. It does have a hiker-biker section, but you must bring...
08-11-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By tdilf

My seat post bolt takes a regular #5...

My seat post bolt takes a regular #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) allen key. Adjusting my seat during a ride was just an example of how my current tool has...
08-08-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By stanion

I thought I would hate the flat bar on long rides...

I thought I would hate the flat bar on long rides on a hardtail, but then realized I was upright enough to rely on my core muscles to carry my torso. I have hardly any weight on my hands, so lack of...
08-01-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By dorkypants

Why wouldn't a bar-end mirror work on the...

Why wouldn't a bar-end mirror work on the Longbikes Slipstream? Doesn't need to be charged up, runs forever, no need to remember to turn it on or off, no Bluetooth/ANT+ connectivity issues to cause...
07-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,992
Posted By gus6464

It's funny you tell that story because of the...

It's funny you tell that story because of the history between Cervelo and Open (same founders).

And yeah mtb brands all know what real customer service is. It's the reason why my last 3 gravel...
07-29-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,992
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?
07-25-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By Canker

The DB Syncr isn't exactly the kind of hardtail I...

The DB Syncr isn't exactly the kind of hardtail I would use as a gravel bike. It is a hard core trail bike with 140mm of suspension, a dropper, and + tires. I'd want a XC hardtail something actually...
07-25-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,640
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's a pretty safe bet that Continental's...

I think it's a pretty safe bet that Continental's decision to offer GP5000 in 32mm width is unrelated to anything Jan Heine did.
07-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,640
Posted By DrIsotope

Not that I doubt the accuracy of his findings...

Not that I doubt the accuracy of his findings (within such a limited scope-- Heine's "science" is on par with say Mythbusters or GCN Does Science) but I think that it's natural for readers to raise...
07-23-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,640
Posted By Koyote

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and...

I like his Bon Jon Pass tires, but Jan Heine and the scientific method have only a passing acquaintance. I would take his conclusions with a large grain of salt.
07-22-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,699
Posted By chas58

True, but I can still move my body back and down...

True, but I can still move my body back and down without a dropper for the occasional hard downhill turn on a gravel road. But I agree, there are times when I lower my CoG on gravel - just not...
07-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By minnesotabob

Cadence app for Android - no pickup required

I don't know how useful this will be, but I have been developing a Cadence app for Android that does not use any external cadence sensors. It works with the built-in tilt sensors in the phone...
07-15-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,052
Posted By Koyote

All you people who are writing about gearing are...

All you people who are writing about gearing are ignoring a crucial element: gradient.

I used to do some big climbing events in Colorado, where I rode them quite well with 53-39 in front and...
07-15-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,572
Posted By minnesotabob

Just for fun I've been developing an Android app...

Just for fun I've been developing an Android app to measure cadence using the phone's own internal accelerometers. No external sensor needed. It is not yet in the Play Store because I don't know...
07-15-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,531
Posted By AlgarveCycling

When I sprinted or put in a hard effort my right...

When I sprinted or put in a hard effort my right foot would rub against my crank arm and my right knee would hurt after the ride. It was only with Speedplay's that I could get a pro bike fit that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Sy Reene

It's far from being a secret blend. I've heard...

It's far from being a secret blend. I've heard it's just some wax with some Nano-Scale Tungsten Disulfide thrown in.
07-13-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Here in AZ, bikes stored in hot garages need a...

Here in AZ, bikes stored in hot garages need a reup every 2 months or so. I keep mine in the house, so get 3-4 months between shots of Stan's.

I've heard of folks on the wet side of the PNW going...
07-13-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,572
Posted By Iride01

80-90 rpm isn't a magic number on hills for knee...

80-90 rpm isn't a magic number on hills for knee issues. What is magic for knee issues is just learning to shift to a lower gear when ever you feel like you are putting a lot of muscle into pedaling....
07-13-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By HTupolev

Here's a recent paved solo road ride I did on my...

Here's a recent paved solo road ride I did on my gravel bike with its supple 53mm tires:

https://i.imgur.com/lqh4QVF.png

20.6mph is about 33kph. Does that mean that my tires are 32% faster than...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,857
Posted By pdlamb

Just out of curiosity, is there a reason this...

Just out of curiosity, is there a reason this thread hasn't been moved to the Covid forum? I don't think there's been any mention of touring for a while.
07-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,531
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Utter rubbish :) With respect, you may not have...

Utter rubbish :) With respect, you may not have got on with them because they require maintenance you didn't like to do but they are excellent pedals. There is a GCN video on Youtube that shows how...
07-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By dsaul

Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 shifter/derailleur review

I recently built up a super budget gravel bike and decided to try out the Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 levers and rear derailleur for $130 delivered from China. As expected, there was some good and some bad,...
07-06-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By chas58

Rolling resistance of Gravel Tires! Is your tire "fast?" bicyclerollingresistance

I've been waiting for this for years. Now we can see how some of our favorite gravel & CX tires stack up with road and mountain bike tires. Obviously there are a lot of factors besides rolling...
07-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,685
Posted By Hiro11

One piece of un-asked for advice: before you...

One piece of un-asked for advice: before you mount the tire, press down on the valve from the top hard with your thumb to seat it and tighten the nut at the same time. Then carefully tighten the nut...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,537
Posted By tcs

FWIW the old Hurt Report found that the cycle's...

FWIW the old Hurt Report found that the cycle's color was immaterial with motorcycle accidents. It was out of this study that the US requirement for motorcycles to run lights in the daytime came...
06-27-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By TJtheWrecker

Most of you recommend going tubeless and reducing...

Most of you recommend going tubeless and reducing pressure. So I will try that!
06-26-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,247
Posted By cyccommute

Co-Motion isnít a large manufacturer nor does it...

Co-Motion isnít a large manufacturer nor does it have much of a market impact. Rayleigh may make some steel bikes but I doubt that they are a significant fraction of their yearly sales of higher...
06-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Yonah

1) Track my cadence for a week, not changing...

1) Track my cadence for a week, not changing anything
2) Alter my riding style over the same route so I can test to see how I respond to changing cadences
3) Use that data to help me improve :)
06-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,247
Posted By rosefarts

I thought it was cast iron?

I thought it was cast iron?
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,537
Posted By robow

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck,...

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck, but I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
06-23-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By BluFalconActual

Here’s the problem, a gravel bike is awesome...

Here’s the problem, a gravel bike is awesome because it can do 90 percent of what a road bike can plus a lot that it cant, but they are still not as fast as a dedicated road race bike on the road. ...
06-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By kosmo886

So I took your advice and also went in a slightly...

So I took your advice and also went in a slightly different direction. I was finally able to get on the Topstone and Revolt Advanced 2 side by side. Amazingly, the difference was night and day. ...
06-22-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By HD3andMe

Over the years Iíve ridden the same long, steep...

Over the years Iíve ridden the same long, steep descent on a few different flavors of cantis, linear pull brakes and discs.

It is much, much, more fun on a disc-equipped bike.

...
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,264
Posted By Trevtassie

My own personal opinion is that for touring you...

My own personal opinion is that for touring you are better off having the Forumslader as an independent unit, with the big batteries and a plug connection to the bike wiring. Then get the USB loader...
06-20-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,673
Posted By polyphrast

First, those 6V/3W are specified with a constant...

First, those 6V/3W are specified with a constant 12 Ohm load at 15 km/h (~9 mph), second your forumloader is a lot of things, but not a constant load. To my knowledge there are no measurements...
06-18-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By chas58

I got a bike that puts a huge grin on my face and...

I got a bike that puts a huge grin on my face and makes me want to go out and have fun because it is agile and accelerates well.

The posts above are accurate.
Mountain bikes goal is to be stable...
06-16-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By DrIsotope

Don't worry about how fast the other guy is...

Don't worry about how fast the other guy is going-- it's a variable over which you can assert no control. Treat yourself as the other guy. You did your route this time at 13.6mph? Next time, try...
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