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08-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By bcpriess

Until texting gets treated like the DUI level...

Until texting gets treated like the DUI level offense it is, I see no reason for gravel to be supplanted by something else. It's a pragmatic choice to get good miles and good scenery without being...
08-13-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,565
Posted By TimothyH

First in 15 years? Most excellent!!! A...

First in 15 years?

Most excellent!!!

A red letter day! Congratulations.


-Tim-
08-13-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,565
Posted By bjn74

That's my plan! Did my first real ride this...

That's my plan! Did my first real ride this morning in 15 years and this is my first drop bar bike. Did a 12 mile ride this morning. My legs have a long way to go! In Dallas so once the weather cools...
08-12-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,639
Posted By mstateglfr

good to know, thanks. I grew up in Winnetka and...

good to know, thanks. I grew up in Winnetka and Arlington heights- know the DP trail well. Never on it up in Vernon Hills though.

Heading into the burbs in a month for in-law visit time, bit...
08-12-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,639
Posted By TimothyH

Nice. I've run parts of the Illinois Prarie Trail...

Nice. I've run parts of the Illinois Prarie Trail near Wheaton. Flat!
08-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By Happy Feet

In Canada we often have to deal with locals who...

In Canada we often have to deal with locals who are extremely apologetic.
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Sorry, couldn't resist.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,363
Posted By MoAlpha

Last year, I put marine transmission lower unit...

Last year, I put marine transmission lower unit lube with added "tackifiers" and a consistency like loose snot on the chain of a wet weather bike and it was virtually silent for months until I sold...
08-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 156,069
Posted By mstateglfr

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views,...

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views, epic climbs, or heart pounding descents. 50'/mile of climb is pretty much what most every gravel ride ends up being.

What it does have are in these...
08-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,602
Posted By tyrion

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.
07-30-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,569
Posted By mstateglfr

The following is a list of things that will...

The following is a list of things that will benefit you as you prepare-

- ride time. there is nothing better than saddle time to prepare you for...saddle time.
- healthy eating. balanced mix of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By TimothyH

The come in CroMo flavor as well. 260 grams...

The come in CroMo flavor as well. 260 grams claimed.

Check out the R-Force 6.

https://xpedo.com/product/pedals/road/r-force-6/


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And the ti spindles have an 85kg weight limit.

And the ti spindles have an 85kg weight limit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By TimothyH

My next road bike will have XPEDO M-Force 8...

My next road bike will have XPEDO M-Force 8 Titanium SPD compatible pedals.

212 grams/pair and all the benefits you have stated.


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,934
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. I actually have a Grvl model, though I...

Yup. I actually have a Grvl model, though I usually keep 30mm tires on it and have a dedicated gravel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,660
Posted By jamesdak

Funny side note, I got called out a few weeks ago...

Funny side note, I got called out a few weeks ago as I passed a couple of guys on this:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169431346.jpg

One yelled something about passing them on an Ebike so I...
06-20-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,937
Posted By sweetspot

Cannondale says that what they have done with...

Cannondale says that what they have done with carbon topstone adds comfort like 9 mm wider tire. So you are totally right. We need more gravel bikes with bigger tire clearance.
06-20-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,937
Posted By Rides4Beer

This is my first tubeless setup, 40mm @ 40psi is...

This is my first tubeless setup, 40mm @ 40psi is fantastic. :thumb:
06-19-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,209
Posted By adefeatedman

I definitely told him specifically no carbon....

I definitely told him specifically no carbon. lol. It might be all in my head, but that's enough for me to worry. I'm going to add it to the test ride list though.

Part of the reason I want to...
06-19-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,209
Posted By Rides4Beer

Why avoid carbon? It's not going to crack, and if...

Why avoid carbon? It's not going to crack, and if it does, Giant will replace it. I think you need a new salesman for not recommending the Revolt Advanced 2 (unless you specifically told him no...
06-17-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By Spoonrobot

Throw away your chain measuring tool and buy a...

Throw away your chain measuring tool and buy a 18" steel ruler. Per Jobst Brandt (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html):



I have a couple bikes that I ride 95% singletrack or...
06-05-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,776
Posted By rosefarts

40x11 is like 28-30mph on a flat road at a normal...

40x11 is like 28-30mph on a flat road at a normal cadence. Beyond that, tuck and coast.

40x42 on 700c with 38mm tires is a great low climbing gear. Pretty capable on all but some really steep...
06-04-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,776
Posted By shoota

My buddy has the same bike and experienced the...

My buddy has the same bike and experienced the same problem. He fixed it by adding an 11-42 cassette, new long cage rd, and a 42t chainring. Anything else is way more expensive.
05-30-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,551
Posted By Hondo Gravel

IMHO the 29er MTB with front suspension. Nice...

IMHO the 29er MTB with front suspension. Nice smooth ride, no problems.
05-29-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,650
Posted By rosefarts

You told your wife what a bike costs? Mods,...

You told your wife what a bike costs?

Mods, move this thread to the beginners forum.
05-23-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,076
Posted By wgscott

Have you tried dousing them with gasoline and...

Have you tried dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire?

Beheading is also quite effective, especially when you impale the severed head on a spike for the others to see.

You should...
05-21-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,714
Posted By wgscott

It isn't so much that steel is real. ...

It isn't so much that steel is real.

Rather, it is that carbon is fake, and aluminum (which is abbreviated Al, not Alu, blows huge green gnarly chunks of spew).

Also, steel has carbon in it,...
05-10-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By delbiker1

They is.

They is.
04-30-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,101
Posted By PickleRick

That it's called a MUP!....a MUP is a Masters in...

That it's called a MUP!....a MUP is a Masters in Urban Planning, not something you ride your bike on. --- at least in my neck of the woods it is. ;-)
01-25-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,851
Posted By RobbieTunes

I'll re-post mine, as the earlier post seemed to...

I'll re-post mine, as the earlier post seemed to have been messed up, and the componentry has changed. If this is their touring bike, I really need a race bike from that era....

1984/85...
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