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04-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By dwmckee

40 mm clearance is plenty for the riding you...

40 mm clearance is plenty for the riding you describe and even rougher gravel. Though wider is always better! The Giant really is a fantastic value, why was that one crossed off of your list? ...
04-16-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

As far as 1x chain drops, we rarely have...

As far as 1x chain drops, we rarely have customers come in with that complaint. With one exception. There was a certain model and year bike that we sold a few years ago that had an...
04-13-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

There are several low profile single ring chain...

There are several low profile single ring chain keepers available out there... I'm just sayin...
04-13-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

Nice! Did you have your technique down so you...

Nice! Did you have your technique down so you could jam on the horn button with your knee! It is a shame kids now have little interest in the freedom of a bike... My friend's bike with the Bendix...
04-12-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

That was it! Must have been a Bendix then. I...

That was it! Must have been a Bendix then. I was too poor to have one back then so I was on a single speed. Who knew I was a cool single speeder before it was so fashionable!
04-11-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

There are several choices available for 3-speed...

There are several choices available for 3-speed internal geared hubs, but you wll have to live with the manufacturer;s choice of ratios, and you may have to settle for at least 3 gears. My friend...
04-11-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By dwmckee

Very cool! That definitely was a leader, well...

Very cool! That definitely was a leader, well before the name existed...
04-11-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

If you are building a high-end bike the cost is...

If you are building a high-end bike the cost is not that bad as it covers carbon wheel, cassette, front derailleur, allows you to use less expensive 1x shifters, etc. but if you already have all of...
04-10-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By dwmckee

The propper term as I understand it is an Allroad...

The propper term as I understand it is an Allroad bike and Jan Heine from Bicycle Quarterly coined the term to categorize the bikes he rides that are designed for great performance on both fire roads...
04-10-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

The 11 speed chain shortage is getting serious...

The 11 speed chain shortage is getting serious right now. Not sure how long that will go on. We have had a 750 foot roll on order for 2 months now, with delivery scheduled 180 days out which is not...
04-10-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

Just the bauxite to iceland. I guess I was...

Just the bauxite to iceland. I guess I was providing too much detail. Sorry if that was confusing. I added that detail because it affedct aluminum production which eventually impacts buke frame...
04-09-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

The website is verifying almost exactly what I am...

The website is verifying almost exactly what I am saying. Only about 27% of ths ships in the canal are containerized freight ships. The rest (about 73%) and tankers, LNG carriers, etc.....
04-09-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

The wierd thing is in some cases for accessories...

The wierd thing is in some cases for accessories like apparel, seats, racks, bar tape, cables etc. it is now turning out that a good LBS is more likely to have what you need than the big online...
04-09-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

On the parts side, at least some of the shortage...

On the parts side, at least some of the shortage is generated by people hoarding parts now just in case. And I can tell you we are doing it at our shop. Just like everyone else we had to overbuy...
04-09-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By dwmckee

That is probably the most popular gravel bike we...

That is probably the most popular gravel bike we sell. We have not received a single one yet this year from Jamis and we are a pretty large Jamsi dealer.
04-08-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By dwmckee

What shop did you get the Renegade from. They ae...

What shop did you get the Renegade from. They ae still hard to come by!
04-08-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By dwmckee

Your best option may be to take current hanger to...

Your best option may be to take current hanger to a local machine shop and ask them to make you two. We have a local machine shop that will do somehing like this for our bike shop when we have a good...
04-08-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By dwmckee

If they only support 700x28 they do seem pretty...

If they only support 700x28 they do seem pretty outdated for a gravel bike. If you can still find them, be sure tire clearance, fender clearance brake mounts, fork, axle style. bottle mounts, rack...
04-08-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

That was right out of the Wall Street Journal...

That was right out of the Wall Street Journal from a few weeks ago. Consider bulk carriers include chemicals, fertilizer, LNG, crude oil, iron ore scrap paper (not so much anymore), etc. Just about...
04-08-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

I thought so too. Really well thought out...

I thought so too. Really well thought out implementation of existing technologies. I just wish it used a standard cassette.
04-08-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

Yeah cost is an issue as many point out. That is...

Yeah cost is an issue as many point out. That is a carbon wheelset though plus the cassette and IGH so maybe that helps somewhat. IGH technologi si pretty well established, but they are not as a...
04-07-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

2x - 1 Derailleur

We have been thinking about adding this to the options we carry at our shop. It is an IGH wireless rear hub that has the same inernal shift range as a front derailleur. Why we have not seen this...
04-02-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By dwmckee

Are they that much cheaper than the granddaddys...

Are they that much cheaper than the granddaddys of cable hydraulic TRP Hy/RD?
04-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By dwmckee

Clipless pedals are almost always number one as...

Clipless pedals are almost always number one as many bikes come with no pedals or really cheap ones that are good for little else than a demo ride. Then just about every new bike comes with mediocre...
03-31-21, 03:41 PM
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Views: 192,042
Posted By dwmckee

Just a heads up, I love the look of these but I...

Just a heads up, I love the look of these but I rode a set of these for the first time on a century last year and they really ate me up with high rolling resistane. I am back to Schwalbe G-ones...
03-30-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By dwmckee

What is the mileage to get in 10,000 feet of...

What is the mileage to get in 10,000 feet of climbing?

Never mind, I looked it up. That looks like a fantastic route. Do you carry a water filter to replenish?
03-30-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

No, about 70% are bulk cargo carriers on the...

No, about 70% are bulk cargo carriers on the Asia-Europe route, not container ships. I guess I could have worded that better...
03-30-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By dwmckee

I am pretty sure Shimano's spec for the 400 rear...

I am pretty sure Shimano's spec for the 400 rear derailleur is 34 teeth max capacity and a stretch to 36 is almost always no problem. Some get away with 40 or 42, maybe with a hanger extender, but...
03-30-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By dwmckee

Hilly with high dense canopy of old growth and...

Hilly with high dense canopy of old growth and lots of summer shade for me. Generally trails following creek beds are most scenic and have some cool spots for a break. The flats are all paved in PA...
03-29-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

About 70% of the ships thal travel the Suez Canal...

About 70% of the ships thal travel the Suez Canal are in fact bulk carriers that carry iron ore, fuel oil, ammonium nitrate and bauxite heaaded to Iceland. The plentiful and cheap hydroelectric...
03-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By dwmckee

But there is fair chance the 42 tooth will not...

But there is fair chance the 42 tooth will not work with current derailleur and chain. With the 36 tooth you are probably 95% likely to have no problems with current setup. The 34 to 36 tooth is...
03-28-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 195,576
Posted By dwmckee

The GRX wheelset is exceptional for the price....

The GRX wheelset is exceptional for the price. Wheels tend to be grouped around $400 - $450, $800 - $900, $1200 - $1300 so not many choices around $600. The $400 bracket has great choices though with...
03-28-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By dwmckee

Isn't that about the walk in price for the pedals...

Isn't that about the walk in price for the pedals at most bike shops?
03-28-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By dwmckee

Just do not cross-chain the big-big combination. ...

Just do not cross-chain the big-big combination. You should not do that anyway. When you ave the cassette on and while bike is in a stand clowly and CAREFULLY hand crank the bike and work your way...
03-28-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,861
Posted By dwmckee

You would not have the general gravel bike...

You would not have the general gravel bike advantages of lower botton bracket for stability, more relaxed fork angle for better handling in loose gravel and more compliant frame for long distance...
03-28-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By dwmckee

You can definitely go to a 36 tooth cassette in...

You can definitely go to a 36 tooth cassette in the rear with no issues (your current chain likely will cover that extra small amount. of reach) and that will give you about the same lowest gear as...
03-28-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

Those four hundred+ ships tied up in the canal do...

Those four hundred+ ships tied up in the canal do not just go back and forth between Europe and China. They can have other commitments all over the world after they drop their cargo (or part of it)...
03-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

I hope there isn't any beer on there too!

I hope there isn't any beer on there too!
03-25-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By dwmckee

We like Apidura. It may go over $100 a bit...

We like Apidura. It may go over $100 a bit however. There are a lot of good ones out there, but most of the better ones are going to cross the $100 mark.
03-25-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

And if you still think it is lazy manufacturers: ...

And if you still think it is lazy manufacturers:
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A fly in the...
03-24-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By dwmckee

Confirmed! You should be very happy on it. I...

Confirmed! You should be very happy on it. I hope you can find one available with all of these shortages...
03-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By dwmckee

It can really vary from component to component...

It can really vary from component to component and depending on how harsh the environment. If yiou have a good mechanic bring i in and ask them to check it out overall and see of any bearings need...
03-22-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,948
Posted By dwmckee

Gravel is where the versatility of carbon fiber...

Gravel is where the versatility of carbon fiber really hits a home run because you can vary the material, amount of material and placement of types of carbon fiber layups almost infinitely.

With...
03-22-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,948
Posted By dwmckee

Yes, and yes. Only about 10 - 15% or the gravel...

Yes, and yes. Only about 10 - 15% or the gravel bikes we sell are of the stiff, twitchy sort that are more akin to pure racing. The vast majority (not all!) of gravel riders prefer more compliance...
03-22-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

You are going to get lots of opinions on this but...

You are going to get lots of opinions on this but the answer really is "it depends." There are a lot of barely used bikes out there and some demos that have been ridden but still are eligible for...
03-22-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,918
Posted By dwmckee

Bike clothing is not too bad as there is still...

Bike clothing is not too bad as there is still excess capacity for apaprel manufacturing since noone buys clothes anymore. Apparel saled were down 25% in 2020. There is still that port bottleneck...
03-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By dwmckee

Talc helps the tube slide inside the tire but...

Talc helps the tube slide inside the tire but doubtful for bead on rim. Try the Schwalbe stuff, it is made for this purpose and evaporates completely with no lasting residue.
03-19-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By dwmckee

That looks more like potato salad mud than the...

That looks more like potato salad mud than the peanut butter variety.
03-18-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,943
Posted By dwmckee

2022

2022
03-18-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By dwmckee

If your rims are more than about 3 years old,...

If your rims are more than about 3 years old, some were a bit oversized back then and could give you problems. Others could be undersized and you would have blowoffs when inflating certain tires. ...
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