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10-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By intransit1217

Thank you, Dan. I took it to my lbs that sold me...

Thank you, Dan. I took it to my lbs that sold me the parts. Turns out, wrong bb part. Apparently it was a 68/73 specifically for mtb application. The crank is a ďroadĒ crank. According to my guy, FSA...
10-16-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By intransit1217

Good to know! Thank you for the correction. Is...

Good to know! Thank you for the correction. Is ďbraze onĒ still acceptable for the front mech mount?
10-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By intransit1217

Thank you, Dan. According to FSA, this bb is...

Thank you, Dan. According to FSA, this bb is capable of either 68 or73 mm.
It did ship with 3 spacers.

I do not have a caliper, so actual shell number is unknown. Could it be more than 73? It’s a...
10-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By intransit1217

Another bb / spindle problem

Going from a trekking triple deore with their ďmountainĒ bb (thatís all it says on the part), to an FSA 46/30 megaexo crank and FSA bb 1000.

The bb 1000 seems to be a universal bb to handle both...
10-06-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By intransit1217

Thank you

Thank you
10-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By intransit1217

More GRX questions

Can you buy it in a complete set? Specifically 600 11 speed 2x

Also, clamp on front mech? All I seem to find is braze on style mount.

Thank you.
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,351
Posted By intransit1217

Yes that included my 250 lb butt. Still, I was...

Yes that included my 250 lb butt. Still, I was well over the three hundred mark. Trek has a 275 limit on all their bikes. 275. For the 920. Pfff.
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,351
Posted By intransit1217

I know I’m late to the party here but I should...

I know I’m late to the party here but I should *weigh* in on this.

as an owner of a -17 Giramondo AND now a -17 Giramondo 650, I can say for certain the stock wheels on the 700c are inadequate....
07-15-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By intransit1217

Well, I would have to plan for four days if I...

Well, I would have to plan for four days if I wanted to do a DK. 667 is a long day in the car. Then race prep, finalizing registration, etc. Then 20 hours on the bike. Then likely a rest day ( insert...
07-15-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By intransit1217

Being 667 miles from emporia Kansas, one would be...

Being 667 miles from emporia Kansas, one would be wise to put some thought and planning into this part of the equation.
07-14-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,457
Posted By intransit1217

Oh, hey. How long did it take to recover from...

Oh, hey. How long did it take to recover from such glorious filthy torture? What methods and foods?

asking for a friend.
07-14-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,457
Posted By intransit1217

Outstanding job watching the numbers! That’s how...

Outstanding job watching the numbers! That’s how you do a grind on minimal training. Thank you for sharing the deets. I love an underdog. Thumbs up all around.
07-14-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,239
Posted By intransit1217

Salsa vaya. And I think you can get a Breezer in...

Salsa vaya. And I think you can get a Breezer in your budget too..
07-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,986
Posted By intransit1217

Mild flare on my salsa vaya, factory. But I put a...

Mild flare on my salsa vaya, factory. But I put a set of wood chippers on my Giramondo and loved them instantly. I have wtb adventure drops on my gravel grinder. Not a fan of the angled style flare....
07-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By intransit1217

Warped rotor?

Warped rotor?
06-14-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,237
Posted By intransit1217

Do you have particular bike related fetishes?

I seem to have a thing for gloves, and tires. ALWAYS looking at them whether I need them or not.And likely to buy just to try, or in the case of gloves, match kit.
04-14-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By intransit1217

Fit is pretty much everything. My suggestion/s. ...

Fit is pretty much everything. My suggestion/s. Repeat purchase of the bike that fits. Change to a more dirt oriented tire. Now if one bike is down for repairs, you ride the other.

Plan b. Buy a...
04-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By intransit1217

So how does one select tread pattern for the day?...

So how does one select tread pattern for the day? 2 sets of wheels?
04-14-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By intransit1217

Tire loading

In a serious gravel ride, there will be mud, no? So mud loading can be an issue.

what have been your experiences with this?
04-14-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By intransit1217

Just curious, Frank. What style bike IS working...

Just curious, Frank. What style bike IS working for you? I found gravel/ adventure geometry to fit my needs/ body. So I have three. One dedicated touring, one dedicated road, one dedicated gravel....
04-14-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By intransit1217

Also, how long before one is comfy leaning in the...

Also, how long before one is comfy leaning in the dirt?
04-14-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By intransit1217

Eavesdropping. Similar situation. Got my 2017...

Eavesdropping. Similar situation. Got my 2017 Giramondo 650b for a song and it has tubeless ready wheels on it. Yaaay.
but the 650x2.1 slant sixes are a huge watt suck. They carry well but ya gotta...
04-06-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By intransit1217

Using the wtb’s I already have. I pulled the tire...

Using the wtb’s I already have. I pulled the tire off one so I could compare to the brev m units. The brevs are double wall, exterior is high arch, interior is low arch lip to lip. The wtbs’s are...
04-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By intransit1217

God I hate spell check

God I hate spell check
04-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By intransit1217

So far, I concur. I Replaced my Ďmondo with a set...

So far, I concur. I Replaced my Ďmondo with a set of machine built magic/ sapim/ Deore eyeletted hoops. Great bang for the buck if a bit heavy. OTOH, my i9/ sapim/ hed belgium handbuilts are...
04-04-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By intransit1217

Yep. 250 ish. And I know better than to go less...

Yep. 250 ish. And I know better than to go less than 32. But having my lbs, who does wheel building look at retensioning the wheels may be a good start.

When ive been off the bike a while I tend...
04-03-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By intransit1217

Breaking spokes! The stockers on my Giramondo...

Breaking spokes! The stockers on my Giramondo broke, so I upgraded that wheelset. Had the same issue on my old trek dual sport so I upgraded the rear on that one. Warrantee is usually direct...
04-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By intransit1217

Ugh! Wheels again!

Is there a consensus on mfgr. brand wheelsets? Masi, Felt, Trek, all have their wheels on their 105 level gravel grinders.

Iím a Clyde and Iíd rather not have to upgrade wheelsets in the first...
01-27-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,895
Posted By intransit1217

Great review! This bike is on my list as I’m not...

Great review! This bike is on my list as I’m not ready to make the jump to carbon yet. My only beef is the 650s. Only because I’m a tire ***** and I don’t need another size to collect. But I really...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By intransit1217

Remounting surly front rack

I did a brake caliper change on my Giramondo and now I have to change all the brackets to get around the new set up.

I saved the hardware kit so I have plenty of options. But I donít think I can...
09-20-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By intransit1217

Sooooo, an event is a bike party you throw money...

Sooooo, an event is a bike party you throw money into?

I donít believe that in this case. Business always buys in anticipation of a return. Even if itís advertising.
09-19-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By intransit1217

Wow. Even bike events can be pump and dump.

Wow. Even bike events can be pump and dump.
09-10-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By intransit1217

Gvwr

So 300 lb is it? Unless I go to a worksman or a co-motion? Trek 520 rated 275. 920 rated 300. Seriously? Specialized also stops at 300.

It doesnít seem difficult to go from 240 rider weight to...
09-10-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By intransit1217

I like that most of these events are windowed for...

I like that most of these events are windowed for about 10 mph average.
09-08-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By intransit1217

Had a ds. At 250 I had rear wheel spoke issues....

Had a ds. At 250 I had rear wheel spoke issues. Warranteed once. The second time I pulled into a bike shop during a ride that popped a spoke and bought a giant px something wheel. 32 hole, double...
09-08-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By intransit1217

Good to know! Not sure Iíll need another set yet...

Good to know! Not sure Iíll need another set yet as my wtb i19s are just collecting dust since my vaya is now dedicated road duty. But if I do a gravel build up....
09-05-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By intransit1217

If you happen to be a heavy rider, spoke count is...

If you happen to be a heavy rider, spoke count is your friend.
09-05-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By intransit1217

Shop around and consider going wider. You won’t...

Shop around and consider going wider. You won’t regret it. While all your friends are shouting “hole!”, you’ll be trying to not run them over because your 32 baldies are just as fast, cushier, and...
09-05-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By intransit1217

Feels a little over acted but what better poet to...

Feels a little over acted but what better poet to recite than WW!
09-05-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By intransit1217

Wheels. Not tires. We’re the stock wheels...

Wheels. Not tires. We’re the stock wheels adequate?

50% attrition! Must feel great to just finish this type of ride.

Funny, we have our coffee and cigs and grumble off to 8 or ten hours of...
09-03-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By intransit1217

Well, I’m not worthy. Thinking I’m a badass doing...

Well, I’m not worthy. Thinking I’m a badass doing the race the lake in 4:41. Pff. Hella report, Toad! Hella day too. How does one train for 20 hrs in the saddle? Furk. I started to cramp with 22 to...
09-03-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By intransit1217

Ooooh! Gotta watch big brother then be right...

Ooooh! Gotta watch big brother then be right back to read your blog! Congrats!
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By intransit1217

curious to know which you went with. I have both...

curious to know which you went with. I have both for different reasons. I find the vaya stiffer.
08-31-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By intransit1217

I want to ride gravel for variety of both scenery...

I want to ride gravel for variety of both scenery and workout. What do I get from touring? Again, variety. I prefer to take my risks against motorists vs nasty rocks and sticks wanting to stab me in...
08-29-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,532
Posted By intransit1217

How do you like it in the dirt? Salsa may have...

How do you like it in the dirt? Salsa may have priced themselves out of my park next go-round. Wanted a Warbird. Now everything is on the table again. Grrrr.
08-20-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By intransit1217

Race the lake fond du lac wi

Has anyone done this before? my local club is doing it and they think I might be useful this year.
08-03-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,928
Posted By intransit1217

I’m not an equipment elitist. I’m a rider...

I’m not an equipment elitist. I’m a rider elitist. If you are going to ride, be serious about improving your skills and knowledge. If you fall back on a ride please do some exercises that will make...
08-02-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By intransit1217

80/20 and recovery

So the last two centuries Iíve done, have been 80 miles at dawdle speed and the last 20 at full throttle.

what part of the body does this train?

Also, Iíve noticed I donít feel as knackered...
07-27-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,402
Posted By intransit1217

44/32 with an 11-32 9 speed is what I run. I...

44/32 with an 11-32 9 speed is what I run. I can’t turn a 50 t. If you are happy with your 46 at your most comfortable rpm, then just work on your fitness/ engine. I can roll 18/19 mph no prob. 20...
07-06-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,120
Posted By intransit1217

Salsa and Surly trader on Facebook has some good...

Salsa and Surly trader on Facebook has some good looking equipment there.
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