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04-16-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/road-bike-vs-...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/road-bike-vs-gravel-bike/#:~:text=Road%20bikes%20will%20also%20have,are%20shorter%20and%20more%20upright.
04-01-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Wheels are a much better upgrade...

Wheels are a much better upgrade choice/investment than a GPS device (which is not even an upgrade but a personal accessory), especially on this specific rig.


If it still comes with the WTB...
04-01-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,369
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The Breed 30 is a pretty decent build right out...

The Breed 30 is a pretty decent build right out of the crate and there is little reason to upgrade any of the major components until they wear out. The Devox wheels are likely the weakest link on...
03-30-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Southern Appalachian Gravel is hard to beat. ...

Southern Appalachian Gravel is hard to beat.

Well packed and firm fire roads through dense old growth forests peppered with long, steep climbs leading up to exposed ridges which tip off into white...
03-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Let me restates then: China does not ship...

Let me restates then: China does not ship finished goods and products to the USA through the Suez canal. My comments are narrow cast and directed at the idea that there are bikes on that ship coming...
03-28-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Bikes get to the east coast of the USA by way of...

Bikes get to the east coast of the USA by way of the Pacific and the Panama canal or by rail from western ports. With regards to coffee, it is still Columbia and Brazil that are the largest source...
03-28-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

China does not ship things to the USA via the...

China does not ship things to the USA via the Suez canal. They go east across the Pacific.
03-27-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

650b on that frame is going to increase pedal...

650b on that frame is going to increase pedal strikes. The BB is not so high.
03-22-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I would NOT be buying used bikes at a premium...

I would NOT be buying used bikes at a premium right now. I think it is very much worth waiting. Bikes are trickling in.
03-18-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Quality control issues, for certain. Lots of...

Quality control issues, for certain. Lots of tire setting problems are due to manufacturing defects from the factories cutting inspection steps in order to meet market demands.
03-09-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Update bump. ...

Update bump.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2021/03/05/billions-of-dollars-to-be-made-post-covid-so-increase-bicycle-production-specializeds-vp-tells-asian-suppliers/?sh=7aa8dd2f149c
03-02-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Breezer Radar

Breezer Radar
03-02-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,260
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Don't know how to define it but "I know it when I...

Don't know how to define it but "I know it when I see it."

~ Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart
02-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

You misconstrue my post and what I wrote. It is...

You misconstrue my post and what I wrote. It is supply and demand. Production fell for two reasons: Some companies cut back at start of pandemic while also Covid supply issue disrupted production at...
02-11-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The largest companies have NOT increased...

The largest companies have NOT increased manufacturing to meet new levels of demand. Many cut back production last spring when Covid became pandemic and were surprised by the increase in demand, ...
02-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,896
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The confluence of two dynamic forces (pandemic...

The confluence of two dynamic forces (pandemic and bike sales boom) from one one source (Covid) was a hard one to predict and no one was prepared. All bike manufacturing industry infrastructure from...
01-14-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Depends on how people measure and derive...

Depends on how people measure and derive 'worthiness.'

For me it would be too much time and effort for minimal gain but in this pandemic all bets are off.
01-11-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Allow you? I cannot stop you and I will say...

Allow you?

I cannot stop you and I will say this: I have zero interest in your point of view or in any further interaction with you.
01-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Please stop reframing other user's comments and...

Please stop reframing other user's comments and creating straw man arguments.

Your second statement is silly and just plain ignorant. Have a nice day.
01-11-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Tire size & psi combined with geometry are far...

Tire size & psi combined with geometry are far more significant than choice of frame material when it comes to creating comfort on any modern bicycle,.
01-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 191,915
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Two items for the New Year: ~ Rene Herse...

Two items for the New Year:

~ Rene Herse 700 x 42 Hurricane Ridge Tires.
~ Garmin Edge 520+
12-25-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,474
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

So being able to put 700c x 28m and doing a 450...

So being able to put 700c x 28m and doing a 450 mile road tour of S Florida and then weeks later swapping out to 650b x 47m on same bike to do 200 mile 4 day gravel adventure in the S Appalachian is...
12-10-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Yikes. Every year? Wow. That is a serious...

Yikes. Every year? Wow. That is a serious issue.

That is the issue with the press fit. It needs to be replaced. It costs time and money. That is just one reason why they suck. A threaded...
12-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos...

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos and trucks). They only get quiet once the rotor is hot enough to burn off the water.

Watch the start of a wet CX or MTB race and one will hear lots...
12-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

How can you claim to have 'no issues' and yet...

How can you claim to have 'no issues' and yet have had to replace it several times? If you having to replace a BB at any tine that is a serious issue with that component.
12-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,819
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

You are dangerously ignorant on this subject.

You are dangerously ignorant on this subject.
12-07-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

2x Period 32/48 w/ 11-34 cassette...

2x

Period


32/48 w/ 11-34 cassette covers all the needed ranges with no gaps.
12-05-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The bottom bracket is not flexing and neither is...

The bottom bracket is not flexing and neither is the frame but the cheap spindle and crank could be.
11-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,928
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Good point however the data sourced is through...

Good point however the data sourced is through year end 2019 sales, prior to the Covid boom.

As gravel grows more and more inclusive we will see continued growth in aluminium sales relative to...
11-30-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,149
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Interesting question. Depends on several...

Interesting question.

Depends on several conditions as not all rides start from home.
11-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Maybe the Giant Talon 2 would be a good fit here...

Maybe the Giant Talon 2 would be a good fit here and you could update the fork at a later date.

Very difficult to hit all the needs here and still be under budget. Some compromise will likely have...
11-30-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Topstone does run a bit 'larger' in standover...

Topstone does run a bit 'larger' in standover measurements than other frames that are given the same size names. Their seat tubes tend to be longer.

With regard to sizing, height is not always the...
11-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,448
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Have done it far too much and have never found it...

Have done it far too much and have never found it to be fun and am instead a fan of dedicated tools for specific tasks.

My bikes have not liked it either.
11-26-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Felt Breed 20

Felt Breed 20
11-24-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,928
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I am convinced that it is a marketing push and it...

I am convinced that it is a marketing push and it is not as good as steel or aluminium or titanium for gravel, bikepacking or Mtb but is great for road racing.

According to industry trends, carbon...
11-23-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,928
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Topstone

Topstone
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

About a week ago. And I am looking to get...

About a week ago. And I am looking to get another paper map of the continental US (for some planning purposes) asap. A large fold out map with details is much better for planning long trips than...
11-21-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

You are correct in that you do not know. ...

You are correct in that you do not know.

Both in wheel size and actual geometry, the entire industry is in its second rotation of the circle with regard to mountain biking.
11-21-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Correct. So the crux is working with frame...

Correct. So the crux is working with frame geometries and knowing which frames fit a person and how and then ordering the right frame size to make the conversion work. Most of us can all fit onto...
11-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I swapped out the flat bar for a drop bar on my...

I swapped out the flat bar for a drop bar on my Epic and it was not so difficult. It's not rocket science. It was not harder than I expected. It was exactly as I expected. It rides as excellently as...
11-17-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,218
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The Specialized Epic Hardtail is the perfect bike...

The Specialized Epic Hardtail is the perfect bike to take drop bars.

https://theradavist.com/2019/06/lael-wilcoxs-tour-divide-specialized-epic-hardtail/

Another good choice would be the Surly...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I prefer paper maps, tenfold (pun intended). I...

I prefer paper maps, tenfold (pun intended). I hate having to scroll, keep battery up to snuff, carry chargers, all the maintenance, care and upkeep for the 'convenience' of using digital devices...
11-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,922
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Find a person you really like spending time with...

Find a person you really like spending time with and do it with them.
03-24-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,733
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

If you willing to expand your search, very good...

If you willing to expand your search, very good deal here on a good all around gravel/commuter/touring bike. Runs 650b wheel set.

https://www.the-house.com/qbzdoppro52bl18zz-breezer-bikes.html
03-05-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

^^^ Your position is spurious, silly and just...

^^^ Your position is spurious, silly and just plain ignorant.

Wal-Mart does not do things for the good of their customers. You claim to understand but you do not, as evidenced by your own words.
...
03-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

It's not about the direct to consumer dynamic. ...

It's not about the direct to consumer dynamic.

It's about large corps that control a market place by their over whelming buying power and the use of vertical integration to snuff out all smaller...
03-05-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Not true. The majority of specialty shoppes...

Not true.

The majority of specialty shoppes and business have been crushed. Local hardware, watches, TV repair, small pharmacy, etc ... all gone due to Big Box corps.

Seems most people still...
03-04-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Seems to be competitively priced along their...

Seems to be competitively priced along their various group set offerings but there is something about buying a refined piece of machinery from such a big box retailer (with all the other associated...
02-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 38,704
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

And they were right about photographs, books and...

And they were right about photographs, books and cell phones. Digital photos taken today are not going to be around by the end of this century, They will all be lost and likely no way to view them...
02-28-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Because I will be using the bike on long rides on...

Because I will be using the bike on long rides on paved roads for a 10 day ride in Florida (and other touring rides) and the 650b wheels become a bit of a slog after 50+ miles on paved tarmac. The...
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