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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By tFUnK

Platform over hanging any day, especially when...

Platform over hanging any day, especially when transporting multiple bikes at a time. I've had the same hanging trunk rack for almost 20 years. Sure it works, but upgrading to a 1up was a game...
02-07-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By tFUnK

Thread title should be : "Stole a frame, built a...

Thread title should be : "Stole a frame, built a gravel bike"
Jk, great build. The ocd in me wishes it had a matching groupset and a threadless carbon fork, but I'm sure that thing rides as great...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By tFUnK

Looks comfy. I have similar pants from Costco...

Looks comfy. I have similar pants from Costco from a few years ago, liked them so much I bought 2 in black and 2 in gray. What I wouldn't suggest, however, is biking in them. The material, while...
01-23-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By tFUnK

Nice, I'm also using 46/34 and debating whether...

Nice, I'm also using 46/34 and debating whether it's worthwhile to go 48/32. I also had a 11-36 cassette but have since switched to a 11-40 (Rival with road link). So far I've not run out of gears on...
01-23-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By tFUnK

1x is great until I hit those steep fire roads....

1x is great until I hit those steep fire roads. Currently have a 2x with 34/40 climbing gear. My next gravel bike might be a 1x and I'd probably go no lower than 40 or 42t up front and just succumb...
01-23-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By tFUnK

I have the 1up single rack. Works great, no...

I have the 1up single rack. Works great, no complaints for my use case (regular road, cx, 26er mtbs). As others have mentioned, it is not great for small tired bikes or bikes with fenders, lacks a...
12-07-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By tFUnK

Looks like it just needs a front wheel and some...

Looks like it just needs a front wheel and some bar tape to make it rideable again. I used to have that bike. Great utility bike minus the slightly heavy weight and tire overlap.
11-24-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 131,889
Posted By tFUnK

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Right before I pinch flatted 😅

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11-24-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By tFUnK

Go for it This is one reason why some folks keep...

Go for it This is one reason why some folks keep spare wheelsets around.
09-12-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By tFUnK

Agreed, my experience is similar. My comment...

Agreed, my experience is similar. My comment above was by no means a recommendation to hit the trails on a road bike on skinny tires, but to provide some context for those of us who, for whatever...
08-31-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By tFUnK

If you've been MTBing on a road bike with 23-25c...

If you've been MTBing on a road bike with 23-25c slicks, then a 26c with some knobs will feel great. But sometimes I'm on 40mm semi-knobbies and that's not enough tire.
08-31-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By tFUnK

Fewer cars, more wildlife/scenery. The rugged...

Fewer cars, more wildlife/scenery. The rugged trail surfaces give an illusion of adventure and exploration.
08-31-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,894
Posted By tFUnK

I picked up a full-suspension MTB (30lbs, with...

I picked up a full-suspension MTB (30lbs, with 2.2" tires) because some of the trails I ride were just a bit much for my cx/gravel bike (22lbs; with 40mm tires). It's certainly doable on the gravel...
08-30-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,599
Posted By tFUnK

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08-30-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By tFUnK

Pics!

Pics!
08-30-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,894
Posted By tFUnK

I don't know about where the industry is headed...

I don't know about where the industry is headed but I've been toying with the idea of building up a front or full suspension gravel bike with drop bars. Being able to keep it light weight is key.
08-19-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By tFUnK

Probably okay to ride but not a risk I'm willing...

Probably okay to ride but not a risk I'm willing to take. The welded surface area is comparable minus that little bit, but there's not enough material where the blade fits into the crown so there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,718
Posted By tFUnK

I've been off and on latex tubes over the past...

I've been off and on latex tubes over the past few years. Apart from what has already been mentioned about the ride quality and installation concerns, I will say that the latex will creep out of any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By tFUnK

I've had good luck with latex tubes for...

I've had good luck with latex tubes for preventing flats. On the other hand, they also can creep out of cuts and holes. Conclusion if you care about right and riding quality just go with a training...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,111
Posted By tFUnK

Even on casual group rides I don't mind the...

Even on casual group rides I don't mind the larger gaps on my 1x10. Granted, I am running a 44t with a 11-36 and not a 11-42.
08-09-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By tFUnK

If it were me I'd go with the one with low bb and...

If it were me I'd go with the one with low bb and shorter chain stays. Used to be big on rack mounts but unless you're carrying a laptop or something frame bags can hold plenty of cargo as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By tFUnK

I tried to warranty a cracked proprietary seat...

I tried to warranty a cracked proprietary seat post that had failed from normal torque and couldn't even get a crash replacement price from BMC.
08-07-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By tFUnK

It's a good bike for 40 but not really upgrade...

It's a good bike for 40 but not really upgrade worthy and you're not going to sell any of its parts off. That said, make sure it's assembled properly and just ride the heck out of it and enjoy it.
08-07-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By tFUnK

Maybe you can find a good deal on a used one.

Maybe you can find a good deal on a used one.
08-07-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,692
Posted By tFUnK

Anything more than 13 miles and I find myself...

Anything more than 13 miles and I find myself preferring drop bars instead of flats. I think you'll enjoy the differentiation that a gravel bike offers from a hybrid.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,754
Posted By tFUnK

The nicer aluminum alloy tubes ride great....

The nicer aluminum alloy tubes ride great. Wouldn't mind getting a vintage Cannondale or Specialized E5 to add to the stable. Of course, the wife will probably object.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By tFUnK

Smart weld?

Smart weld?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,974
Posted By tFUnK

1x is great . Used to do 39x12-23 for flat...

1x is great . Used to do 39x12-23 for flat commuting and had no complaints. Now I do 44x11-36 for general road riding. 44/36 climbing gear is almost equivalent to 34/28 which is okay for me since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 682,910
Posted By tFUnK

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Recently swapped out the 6600 group for Sram Rival 1x. Only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By tFUnK

Had a set of 60/88s. Looked really cool and not...

Had a set of 60/88s. Looked really cool and not super heavy at 1700g. Still, the extra weight on the rear made the bike slow to kick into speed and the crosswinds were more noticeable, even for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By tFUnK

Get a different frame bag or put contents into...

Get a different frame bag or put contents into jersey pockets/hip bag and ditch the saddle bag, then use the triathlon bottle holders.
07-29-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,265
Posted By tFUnK

I use Squirt and next I'm considering melted wax....

I use Squirt and next I'm considering melted wax. Since you're not interested in either and only want DIY solutions, I'll say that in the past I've used mineral oil and motor oil. Apply mineral oil...
07-27-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By tFUnK

Quick links on 10 speed chains work fine for me....

Quick links on 10 speed chains work fine for me. On Shimano chains if you pop out a pin you need a special pin to replace it, otherwise be prepared to constantly snap that chain. Not sure if kmc 10...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,404
Posted By tFUnK

A friend used to get groceries using a large...

A friend used to get groceries using a large messenger bag. I'm a rack and panniers guy myself but it seemed to work well for him when he did it.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By tFUnK

You can go 1.25 or 1.5 but as many have stated,...

You can go 1.25 or 1.5 but as many have stated, you're better off going a bit wider.
07-27-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By tFUnK

Not sure what's going on but one thing I can say...

Not sure what's going on but one thing I can say is that the 28x1.5 sizing (for example) refers to a diameter of 28 and a width of 1.5. You don't add those two numbers to get 29.5. Make sure the...
07-27-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By tFUnK

What I would do will depend on the type of tire...

What I would do will depend on the type of tire (lightweight racing, heavy duty touring, etc) and the nature of the flats/punctures (glass, thorns, nails, etc). That said, 4 years and 5k miles is a...
07-26-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,912
Posted By tFUnK

Great thread. Pretty rims to look at, but heavy.

Great thread. Pretty rims to look at, but heavy.
07-26-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By tFUnK

I assume you routed and clamped the shifter cable...

I assume you routed and clamped the shifter cable properly into the rear derailleur?
07-26-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By tFUnK

Can't comment on thin stays but short stays below...

Can't comment on thin stays but short stays below the top tube makes for a stiffer rear triangle which (supposedly) adds to responsiveness while allowing the seat tube to flex a bit more....
07-26-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By tFUnK

Nice! The lack of eyelets on mine was my only...

Nice! The lack of eyelets on mine was my only minor complaint, but I guess different models/years do have eyelets.
07-26-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By tFUnK

I have a 2011 XO2 as my main gravel bike. It's...

I have a 2011 XO2 as my main gravel bike. It's pretty lightweight and fits a reasonably wide tire (40mm). I specifically got it due to its light weight and relatively normal bb height (ie, it's not...
07-07-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By tFUnK

Some lubes basically act like a solvent. If...

Some lubes basically act like a solvent. If you're switching to a lube like this I wouldn't bother with a deep clean. Just apply slowly and liberally and wipe off excess as you spin it a few cycles.
07-07-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By tFUnK

... And to answer the OP, just avoid cross...

... And to answer the OP, just avoid cross chaining
07-05-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By tFUnK

Start with 90psi front and 100psi rear and adjust...

Start with 90psi front and 100psi rear and adjust up or down from there based on riding experience.
07-05-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,811
Posted By tFUnK

I used polar and purist bottles for the last few...

I used polar and purist bottles for the last few years. Standard 750ml size. Purist is my go to unless I need insulation, then I'll reach for the polar. The polar loses insulation quickly if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By tFUnK

No but maybe they were subconsciously (or...

No but maybe they were subconsciously (or consciously) trying to impress you, or at least not appear to be the weakest male rider in the group.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By tFUnK

Technically you should get a narrow wide...

Technically you should get a narrow wide chainring and not need that bash guard. But if you insist on using it, then you'd just need a 104 bcd crank and a 38t ring. Why does it have to be square...
06-27-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By tFUnK

Thanks for the suggestions. How's the gravel...

Thanks for the suggestions. How's the gravel riding out there?
Forum: Commuting
06-26-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By tFUnK

Facing a similar situation I went with generic...

Facing a similar situation I went with generic Chinese carbon disc clinchers. They saved about a lb compared to the stock wheels. 24/24 spoke count. Worked fine until I felt adventurous and sprinted...
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