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Forum: Fatbikes
04-14-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,260
Posted By Graupel731

Sorry, I have to ask as Iím new to fat biking but...

Sorry, I have to ask as Iím new to fat biking but how come? Does it depend on whether you run tubeless or not?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Graupel731

First real NBD w.r.t a road bike - Giant 2019 Defy Adv. 3 or Contend SL 1

Sorry - I hit submit in the middle of creating the title and, though edited, the new edited title doesnít appear to take. I couldnít find out how to delete the post either. Title should say: First...
02-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,196
Posted By Graupel731

Specialized Power setup/saddle questions

Howdy,

I purchased a Power saddle and Iím still trying to get an optimal setup. For background, I am a ďlargerĒ rider with a sit bone measured about 135 mm so I was suggested to get a 155 mm...
05-26-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Graupel731

Sorry - this post is not spam. I thought a link...

Sorry - this post is not spam. I thought a link would clear up additional questions.
05-26-14, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Graupel731

Frame saver Qs

Per the instructions at Echelon - Frame Saver (http://echelonperformanceproducts.com/framesaver.html), is it serviceable/OK to do the "light" application as the bike is complete? Anyone do that...
06-15-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Graupel731

Cleaning my steel bicycle...

Just curious what the best way to clean my steel bike, knowing water is the enemy!

Was thinking using a rag and wiping it down with either:
- pledge multisurface cleaner (says it's ok for metal),...
05-07-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Graupel731

Very carefully :-/ There is a spot that...

Very carefully :-/

There is a spot that could be leverage to slip it out. Hopefully that will work.
05-07-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Graupel731

Thanks for the guidance! Didn't know how...

Thanks for the guidance!

Didn't know how typical mallets were used on bikes in general. Remembering back to the event in question, there did seem to be much tape stuffed inside the end of the...
05-06-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Graupel731

Rubber mallet.... And handlebar plug/sprintech mirror

So I bought a sprintech mirror (http://www.amazon.com/Sprintech-Drop-Mirror-White-Pair/dp/B0028YBQQI) from my local LBS and had a bit of trouble installing them after taking the handlebar plug off my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 269,781
Posted By Graupel731

Newbie question: ...

Newbie question:

314374http://frank.harvard.edu/~coldwell/bob_jackson/overall.jpg (for a bigger image)

What is the black bar(?) under the top tube?
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Just want to say again, thanks for all the help...

Just want to say again, thanks for all the help guys/gals!



photogravity, I got the Sport.
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Just curious Hamster, with the very limited...

Just curious Hamster, with the very limited information you have obtained, what say ETT you would think would be right for me?

The bike store pegged me at 56 after seeing my inseam was around 31...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Just a update, if you care or still perusing this...

Just a update, if you care or still perusing this thread.

I went to several lbs yesterday (trek, jamis, and specialized) and after riding a bit on each of their bikes in the price range I was...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Good advice! I think your right. I know my wife...

Good advice! I think your right. I know my wife would appreciate not getting my "dream bike" right now.



Thanks hamster, sounds the way to go (basic alum road bike) for now.
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

I am 6' and it's a 20. I know that it's a...

I am 6' and it's a 20.

I know that it's a big jump - I wasn't planning to do PBP this summer or the next. You have to start somewhere and I wanted to at least get equipment to begin going down...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

On my previous bike I was doing routinely 15-25...

On my previous bike I was doing routinely 15-25 miles.

It was a Trek FX 7.2
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Interesting turn in the topic. I personally...

Interesting turn in the topic.

I personally feel more comfortable in a "less upright" position.
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Here is what I ride presently (I'm the topic...

Here is what I ride presently (I'm the topic creator): http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/885784-Clyde-Bike-Fit

Thoughts?
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

So you liked REI bikes? Per chance do you own...

So you liked REI bikes? Per chance do you own one? Indeed I was considering them...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Custom will be the next next bike ;)....

Custom will be the next next bike ;). Unfortunately, I am on a budget and limited in my options. Thus, looking for sub $900 road performance or touring bicycles.



That is the plan. Haha. That...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Interesting, came across a steel (!) specimen...

Interesting, came across a steel (!) specimen with a lbs nearby - the Speciale Strada. Steel have any advantages in randonneuring?

http://www.masibikes.com/bikes/steel/speciale-strade-2013
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Graupel731

Road bikes table

I am interested in a road bike, primarily for longer distances and not racing. (I posted on that forum as well, but would like this forums perspective if that is ok) Anyway, I would like your...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Thanks for the feedback. Will be test driving...

Thanks for the feedback. Will be test driving some bicycles in the near future.

Here is a table I put together of the ones I am interested (side by side). Woudn't want to waste your time since you...
Replies: 72
Views: 4,683
Posted By Graupel731

Terrible question but can't find an answer...

What's a good randonneuring bike? With that, randonneuring, specifically in mind when getting a new bike? I know "what's comfortable" is best but then what if your getting a new one?

Thoughts?
...
04-24-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Graupel731

Thanks for the reply jsigone! Much to consider -...

Thanks for the reply jsigone! Much to consider - very helpful advice.
04-24-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Graupel731

Thanks justinw. The LBS pretty much did that. I...

Thanks justinw. The LBS pretty much did that. I inquired about a few other things (saddle height and clearance) but he listlessly said it was fine. Your 1st paragraph sounds very familiar to my own...
04-23-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Graupel731

Wow... I thought I wasn't in that bad of shape....

Wow... I thought I wasn't in that bad of shape. Kinda feel my nearest lbs pulled one on me to just get a sale after their positive comments when I got it (~1 yr ago).

Anyway to salvage the...
04-23-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Graupel731

Clyde Bike Fit

Hello. I have been cycling more lately and trying to hone my cycling position and bike itself -- anyone care to help out?

Few notes: Lately, my big focus has been on bending my hips forward...
04-19-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Graupel731

Sorry I wasn't specific, I mean when...

Sorry I wasn't specific, I mean when peddling/riding in general I read that it's best to be in position such that you roll your hips forward (slight anterior tilt?).

As such, how is this supposed...
04-18-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Graupel731

Noob question -- rolling your hips?

Any pictures or advice. I guess I'm not understanding how or the concept.
04-16-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By Graupel731

Well, I took it to the LBS and they took a look...

Well, I took it to the LBS and they took a look at it. From his explanation, because it's a compact crank/triple crank, you may hear it rub at combinations 2-5, 2-6, etc. and that I should then...
04-16-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By Graupel731

Alright, will do! FBinNY: Yep, the...

Alright, will do!



FBinNY: Yep, the chain in certain gear combinations (specifically 2-5, 2-6, etc. where 2 is the 2nd or medium cog on the FD) is rubbing on the inside of the cage of the FD....
04-15-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By Graupel731

Front derailleur appears to be rubbing against the "chain guide"

My trek fx front derailleur appears to be rubbing against the "chain guide" (don't know the technical name"). Especially if I'm riding in the smaller rear cogs (e.g., 2-5, 2-6, etc.). Can the guide...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,599
Posted By Graupel731

Nice rig!! Sorry, I have to ask, what kind of...

Nice rig!! Sorry, I have to ask, what kind of bike/bike frame is that and what is the blank "bar" under the top tube?
04-14-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By Graupel731

This a joke topic? They are both equally at...

This a joke topic?
They are both equally at fault.
04-14-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Graupel731

Wife taking a dive... into biking...

Wife is interested in biking and we are looking at an entry-level bike. Something along the lines of a commute/recretational variety. She has ridden these three:

- Giant Cypress W...
04-10-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Graupel731

I assume this wold apply to hybrids and road...

I assume this wold apply to hybrids and road bikes alike?
04-06-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By Graupel731

Thanks for all the advice - I appreciate it all!!...

Thanks for all the advice - I appreciate it all!! Will save these responses when I go make a purchase.
04-02-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Graupel731

Thanks for the advice! Good insight -...

Thanks for the advice!



Good insight - thanks!
04-01-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Graupel731

Training and using hybrid

Starting a program and using this (http://tour.diabetes.org/tdc12/sampletrainingprogram.pdf) "10 weeks to 60 miles" as a guide (I am riding in that event fwiw). Any suggestions? Can already bike...
04-01-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By Graupel731

Jersey Buyers Guide?

Any jersey buyers guide?

I am about 245 and am 6' tall... Was thinking XXL since I generally wear XL.

Thoughts?
01-29-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By Graupel731

Standing and peddling on bike trainer/exercises on trainer

I have a blackburn mag 3 trainer -- is it ok to sprint while standing and peddling. Any bad effects on the bike or trainer for doing so?

Also, any good websites or info on exercises to vary how...
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