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Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,062
Posted By Danny01

I've used Powertap hubs, Powertap chainrings, and...

I've used Powertap hubs, Powertap chainrings, and Stages single and dual sided. I like the powertap hub the best. It never gave me any problems and seemed to have the best temperature compensation. I...
01-08-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,399
Posted By Danny01

I'm using 46/30 absoluteblack rings up front with...

I'm using 46/30 absoluteblack rings up front with 11-42 in the rear using a Shimano MTB RD and Wolftooth Tanpan. It works very well.
12-28-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

Introducing an adapter into the chain isn't a...

Introducing an adapter into the chain isn't a problem with the Tanpan. From my experience it does not degrade the shifting. The SGS dereailleurs have a max capacity that is 8 teeth greater. With a...
12-28-18, 02:26 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

If you're gonna switch out the RD and have 11-40,...

If you're gonna switch out the RD and have 11-40, might as well get an 11 speed XT RD and Wolftooth Components Tanpan instead of the RX.
10-24-18, 03:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,994
Posted By Danny01

I like both. Big tires on 650b rims feels...

I like both. Big tires on 650b rims feels noticably slower to me. I don't think I need to mention why I like 650b considering the thread.
10-23-18, 01:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,994
Posted By Danny01

I have a steel gravel bike with two wheelsets. I...

I have a steel gravel bike with two wheelsets. I use it for gravel/road touring in the warmer months and as a road bike in the colder/wetter months. One pair of wheels has 700c HED Belgium+ rims, 28x...
10-23-18, 01:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,853
Posted By Danny01

Not sure if OP bought a bike yet, but I'll throw...

Not sure if OP bought a bike yet, but I'll throw SOMA in here as well. If you're not averse to doing a frame up build, you can get a discounted frame and fork from Biketiresdirect and they give you...
10-11-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Danny01

Reach

I want to change my frame. The new frame that I'm looking at has 8mm more reach. Is this significant? My current (road) bar has 104mm reach. If I swap out the bar for one with less reach and leave...
10-01-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,173
Posted By Danny01

In the past the same argument has been made of...

In the past the same argument has been made of 853 for touring bikes. You don't have to call it a gravel bike. A relaxed geometry road bike with larger tire clearance and maybe disc brakes is all a...
10-01-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,173
Posted By Danny01

Many nice options mentioned so far. Here's...

Many nice options mentioned so far. Here's another:

Seven Evergreen (https://www.sevencycles.com/bikes/bike-detail.php?model=evergreen)

However, for truly high end steel I would consider a...
09-21-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

If you're going to replace the rear derailleur,...

If you're going to replace the rear derailleur, might as well do it proper and get a Wolftooth components Tanpan and an SLX rear derailleur. Cost will be the same as a 105 R7000 GS and Roadlink.
09-21-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

2019 models are up on their website. pretty early...

2019 models are up on their website. pretty early this year. the elite now comes with a clutch RX derailleur. the steel models seem to have kept the same paint schemes, but the 631 models went SRAM...
09-20-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,003
Posted By Danny01

Finally was able to find a crank based power...

Finally was able to find a crank based power meter solution that fit my criteria: sub compact gearing, dual sided, byo pedals, under $800 total cost brand new. Ended up with R9100 crank, absolute...
09-20-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Danny01

😂 How do you know whether people are part of...

😂
How do you know whether people are part of the top 10 percent or top 5 percent? I know people making 40k who go to Equinox and people making 700k who go to Planet Fitness.
09-20-18, 03:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,132
Posted By Danny01

Old thread, but I just wanted to point out that...

Old thread, but I just wanted to point out that in the first post the part about 853 being stiffer than 631 is incorrect. Stiffness depends on wall thickness. An 853 tube with identical cross section...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Danny01

biketiresdirect.com You need Gold account...

biketiresdirect.com

You need Gold account to get the discounts, plus you usually get 10 percent back as store credit to be applied to a future order. Discounts and rebates are not shown unless...
08-02-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By Danny01

Fizik Arione VSX. It's a personal thing, but the...

Fizik Arione VSX. It's a personal thing, but the Brooks Cambiums seem to be popular on these type of bikes
Forum: Touring
08-01-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,140
Posted By Danny01

Yeah I use it in the winter as a road bike with...

Yeah I use it in the winter as a road bike with 700c wheels hence the power meter. To hell with all the roadie rules with matching this and that, especially groupset parts. Currently I have an SLX...
Forum: Touring
08-01-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,140
Posted By Danny01

Ortlieb now sells a support strap,which I use to...

Ortlieb now sells a support strap,which I use to deal with that issue. It's not perfect but it does help. I'm not sure which model year it is. What's the difference? I ordered it in June.
07-31-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

I am running 11 speed 11-42 on my Renegade. But I...

I am running 11 speed 11-42 on my Renegade. But I didn't cut corners by using a roadlink. I had it set up with a Tanpan and 11 speed XT rear derailleur.

On a side note, I just picked up my...
Forum: Touring
07-24-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,140
Posted By Danny01

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/42675946484_e9c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/42675946484_e9c82f4843_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2828o5L)
20180713_190915 (https://flic.kr/p/2828o5L) by Joseph Nocella...
07-14-18, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,977
Posted By Danny01

Might as well throw 631, 520 and heck even 4130...

Might as well throw 631, 520 and heck even 4130 in the mix as all steel alloys ride the same given the geo, wall thickness and tube diameter is the same. You can get the RLT Steel frameset for around...
Forum: Touring
07-05-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Danny01

NYC to DC

I've never done a solo tour and want to do this route before summer's end. I'm thinking about doing a credit card tour. I've never done that either. I'm thinking first night will be in Princeton,...
06-16-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,046
Posted By Danny01

where are these prices from? Gunnar and Waterford...

where are these prices from? Gunnar and Waterford are the same people, but Gunnar is at a lower price point, and most Gunnar's are $1,000 to $1,500. I would imagine the Waterfords are sigficantly...
06-16-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,046
Posted By Danny01

What about this...

What about this (http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeescapade.html)? They have been doing steel frames for a while now. Geo is very similar to the Niner, but cheaper. 631 though. Also available in...
06-16-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Danny01

Valve extenders

I ordered some Michelin latex tubes to try out, however the valve stems aren't long enough, so I ordered extenders along with the tubes. Once I got them, I found out the cores aren't removable. Is...
06-13-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

The price difference between the Expat and...

The price difference between the Expat and Exploit is substantial. I don't think the Exploit is a good buy this year considering R7000 will be on next year's model and the levers are a substantial...
06-13-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

Yes, the $500 is more than worth it. I actually...

Yes, the $500 is more than worth it. I actually think they could have priced the Escapade higher relative to the Exploit, but they did not want to price a steel model higher than the lowest carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Danny01

Steady power output

My power graph consists of steep spikes from beginning to end. It isn't smooth anywhere. I use 3s averaging. Cadence is steady. I have 2 power meters on separate bikes, so it isn't the power meter...
06-05-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

Not sure if it was you who asked how the Expat...

Not sure if it was you who asked how the Expat compares to the Escapade after I upgraded the frame. Geometry between the 2 frames are a bit different in my size (48) due to the introduction of 650b...
06-05-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

Are all 3 yours?!

Are all 3 yours?!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,626
Posted By Danny01

I'm not sure. Doesn't bother me. But then my feet...

I'm not sure. Doesn't bother me. But then my feet aren't too picky.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,626
Posted By Danny01

Bikewagon via eBay. Waited for a eBay sale to...

Bikewagon via eBay. Waited for a eBay sale to come around. $238 after the 15 percent coupon. Without the coupon code, I found bikediscount.de to be the cheapest.
04-02-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

If you've ridden both the 1st gen shimano road...

If you've ridden both the 1st gen shimano road hydro shifters and the new Ultegra/Dura ace hydro models, you would know that the new ones are a significant improvement and now in line with the...
03-29-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

I actually think the Escapade is the better...

I actually think the Escapade is the better value. The shifters on the exploit aren't the greatest. They're kind of like Shimano's beta test, hence the lack of 105 label. Just the shifters alone are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,626
Posted By Danny01

Fizik R1B ...

Fizik R1B

https://images.amain.com/images/large/bikes/fizik/r1m-bc-1030-425.jpg?width=475
03-20-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By Danny01

a quick google will bring up instances of...

a quick google will bring up instances of Velocity rims cracking. I'm not sure how the frequency compares to others like HED.
03-15-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By Danny01

Rim recommendations

I started a thread a while ago on this, but never really found something that I thought was ideal. I'm looking to do a touring specific build. Something that will handle 250lb total weight on gravel...
02-26-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

There is more than just the group and brakes. The...

There is more than just the group and brakes. The brakes are flat mount on the Exploit and the rear is mounted on the chainstay as opposed to the post mount seat stay mount on the Expat. Also, the...
02-26-18, 04:48 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,812
Posted By Danny01

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)

this tool will give you a good idea of what a stem flip, shorter stem etc will do. a 6 degree stem pointed down is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,772
Posted By Danny01

Lighweight Meilenstein C Disc Enve, WI CLD,...

Lighweight Meilenstein C Disc
Enve, WI CLD, Sapim CX-Ray
Zipp 454 NSW

But being a disc build, I'd do Far sports rims, WI CLD hubs and Sapim CX Rays cause cost matters.

I dig the Ti body on...
Forum: Touring
02-23-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,845
Posted By Danny01

Sweet bike. This is pretty much the perfect...

Sweet bike. This is pretty much the perfect bikepacking ride. One thing to note is that the higher end steels may not be the best choice for touring. The main benefit of higher end steels that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,835
Posted By Danny01

Yeah you can get pretty much any hub from them....

Yeah you can get pretty much any hub from them. They even have Powertap, which are a bargain if you can get the discontinued DT240 based GS hub.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,727
Posted By Danny01

Assos. Top quality and discreet branding.

Assos. Top quality and discreet branding.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,835
Posted By Danny01

as robbyville mentioned, Far Sports and Yoeleo...

as robbyville mentioned, Far Sports and Yoeleo are probably your best bet. They cost a bit more than the others but it is worth it for the peace of mind. I'm not a fan of the cheaper hubs (novatec...
02-03-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Danny01

22.3

22.3
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Danny01

if you are looking at a 53 or 55, you can get a...

if you are looking at a 53 or 55, you can get a 2017 model here...
01-28-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,515
Posted By Danny01

Sweet ride

Sweet ride
01-28-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By Danny01

I don't think you need 2 wheelsets unless you...

I don't think you need 2 wheelsets unless you plan on touring. A 32 spoke build on a stiff rim with spokes that aren't butted too aggressively should serve you well. A gravel bike sounds like a good...
01-28-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,799
Posted By Danny01

hard to say without knowing whats causing the...

hard to say without knowing whats causing the wrist pain. maybe try angling the bars up a bit and maybe adding something like the Redshift Shockstop
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