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06-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By RockiesDad

My daughter is 27yrs and has run a few marathons...

My daughter is 27yrs and has run a few marathons and a couple of small triathlons. We did a 30 miler charity ride last year and she just barely kept up. Granted, she hadn't trained in awhile so...
06-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By RockiesDad

I usually mash a little bit at the start of a...

I usually mash a little bit at the start of a hill and then downshift a bit to keep my cadence where i like it. As the hill gets steeper then downshift again till I'm in my lowest gear and grind from...
06-26-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By RockiesDad

Recommendations for tan walled tires

Anyone has a favorite tan walled tire in the normal 700C size 28-32mm? The usual requests are price/value $$$, comfort, rolling resistance, puncture resistance etc. Riding will be mostly for group...
06-23-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By RockiesDad

My riding is about 10/90 gravel also. I ride 25mm...

My riding is about 10/90 gravel also. I ride 25mm on hard pack with no problems on my carbon frame/fork CX bike.on hard pack gravel. Going straight is fine but just have to be careful when coming to...
06-02-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By RockiesDad

Try that clear tape that's like a peel and stick....

Try that clear tape that's like a peel and stick. I'm not sure what its called but comes in clear and black. Not sure how long that last but look a bit cleaner that using bar tape IMO.
05-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup, it's all trial and error from here...

Yup, it's all trial and error from here...
05-28-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a 2015 Conquest Expert with carbon frame...

I have a 2015 Conquest Expert with carbon frame and fork and disk wheels. I love the way it rides and handles. I feel that this bike's geometry is right between a road and gravel bike. A sweet spot...
05-23-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,046
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup, sometimes the cleats are buried too deep in...

Yup, sometimes the cleats are buried too deep in the shoe therefore the bottom of the shoe makes contact with the pedal and creates too tight of a fit. IIRC my shoes came with a spacer so that the...
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By RockiesDad

This makes very good sense. Once you cut it you...

This makes very good sense. Once you cut it you can't go back. But I will cut the excess above the stem once I find the perfect height but will even leave a bit up there just in case...

Thanks...
05-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By RockiesDad

Would you rather... spacers and stems

Assuming the math works out to be equal, almost, would you rather use 20mm of spacers with a -6deg stem or flip the stem and slam it to the head tube (no or 5mm spacer) with +6deg stem? I think the...
04-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By RockiesDad

What makes a great climbing bike?

Okay we all know that wheels/tires combo, a weight weenie bike and not to exclude the engine riding it makes any bike climb hills better. But what else is there on a bike that makes it a good...
04-05-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm drooling over the steel Strael 2.0 road bike...

I'm drooling over the steel Strael 2.0 road bike at the moment. Shipping for a frame is $118 and about $297 for a complete bike to CA. Looks like on top of that there is duty to pay. The Ultegra...
04-05-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By RockiesDad

+1. I ride my bike like I would ride a mountain...

+1. I ride my bike like I would ride a mountain bike in rough stuff. My butt shifted back going downhills and in the drops because I need to brake will at will. Hate to lose control while getting...
04-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By RockiesDad

Anyone had bike/frame shipped from UK?

Been thinking about a N+1 lately and was interested in a steel frame and came across Fairlight who is in London UK. They mentioned that they shipped many frames and bikes to the US before and that it...
03-14-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By RockiesDad

Are SRAM 10sp and 11sp cranks equal?

I currently have a SRAM Apex 2x10 crank and wanted to swap it with a SRAM Force 2x11 crank. My question is are these two a direct swap and will it work with my regular 10sp Apex front derailleur? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,345
Posted By RockiesDad

More choices here... http://gunnarbikes.com...

More choices here...

http://gunnarbikes.com (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/)

https://www.reillycycleworks.com/collections/frames >>> titanium frames
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By RockiesDad

Another consideration is what type of frame...

Another consideration is what type of frame material you want to get next. My gut feeling is that you're going to love a carbon frame. There are a ton of bikes around your price range. Take an...
02-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,076
Posted By RockiesDad

You mention the "far out fork" and I take it as a...

You mention the "far out fork" and I take it as a bit slower steering wise? Would you prefer the steering to be a bit quicker for the "perfect" bike or what they offer is good enough? I wonder it...
02-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By RockiesDad

Might want to start by knowing what kind of...

Might want to start by knowing what kind of riding you want to do most. Road, gravel, recreational etc. I would then try to test ride all the bikes in that category from all manufacturers. Next is...
02-03-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By RockiesDad

I think I'm almost at a good balanced point as...

I think I'm almost at a good balanced point as far as letting my hands off the handle bars. I need a set-back seat post because I feel that I could go least another CM to be perfectly 'hands free'...
01-31-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By RockiesDad

Probably on-line is your best bet. It pays to...

Probably on-line is your best bet. It pays to know what you want though. It's hard to test ride these internet bikes...

Here is one that ships......
01-26-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,970
Posted By RockiesDad

What size tires do you think you'll be using?...

What size tires do you think you'll be using? Most bikes can ride gravel but depends on what type. For me, I can get away with 32mm and be happy on any gravel around here that I ride. Check out...
01-25-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By RockiesDad

Seat fore and aft question

My question is where should I set my seat? For one thing, I am already maxed out with the seat pushed all the way back. I am considering maybe getting another post with a 20mm offset but not sure if...
01-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By RockiesDad

Here is one with a drop bar bike. A little harder...

Here is one with a drop bar bike. A little harder to do in my opinion...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGP6H5iVfgE
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By RockiesDad

Forgot to check CL... Duh... This is crazy: ...

Forgot to check CL... Duh...

This is crazy:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/d/menlo-park-specialized-epic-carbon-road/7033416611.html...
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By RockiesDad

How much should I ask for... Allez Epic?

I have an early '90s Specialize Allez Epic which is early carbon fiber tubes with AL lugs. I did clean it all up and got around $100 or so into it. I was planning on keeping it but will want to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,653
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay I tried to do some quick math and it seems...

Okay I tried to do some quick math and it seems that volume of a 28mm tire is about 29% greater than a 25mm tire. A 32mm tire is about 33% greater than a 28mm tire. Going from a 25mm to a 32mm will...
12-14-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By RockiesDad

Extra parts, what to do...

If you are into biking for awhile you tend to buy new/used parts to try and customize/upgrade your ride. After a few years or so, now you have a collection of bike parts in a bin that are too good to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,653
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm not smart enough to figure this out but can...

I'm not smart enough to figure this out but can anyone figure out what the volume is for each of these sizes? I assume you have to take a cross section of the tire inflated and also use the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,653
Posted By RockiesDad

So what about going to 30mm or even 32mm? Are we...

So what about going to 30mm or even 32mm? Are we hitting the point of diminishing returns going up in size for road bikes???
12-06-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By RockiesDad

Oh this is good advice too. Sometimes when I see...

Oh this is good advice too. Sometimes when I see someone if front of me that is a bit quicker I feel like I "need' to catch up and keep pace with them. This might kill me for long distance riding...
12-05-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By RockiesDad

Breaking it into chucks helps with the mental...

Breaking it into chucks helps with the mental part of the ride it seems.

Just need to add another 10-20 more miles to my normal riding routine and I think I should be fine... Thanks for all the...
12-04-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By RockiesDad

Thinking about a metric century

62 years old here and thinking about doing a 62 mile ride (metric century) charity ride next spring. I was just wondering how much do I need to train to do one of these? I rode about 1300 miles this...
10-30-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By RockiesDad

What's the lowest gear on your cassette in the...

What's the lowest gear on your cassette in the rear? You could maybe just replace that with maybe a 11-36 and add a Wolf-Tooth Roadlink if needed. Might be cheaper and easier that changing your crank.
10-29-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By RockiesDad

Yes this is what I was thinking but did not want...

Yes this is what I was thinking but did not want to come out and say it. Didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings... :saweeet:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,682
Posted By RockiesDad

Regular pricing seems rather steep but I was...

Regular pricing seems rather steep but I was wondering what is a good sale price for these and would you recommend running them tubeless? Probably going with 28mm for mostly road and some hard pack...
10-26-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By RockiesDad

Can you feel differences in hubs?, and other questions

With all things being equal, ie. rims, spokes/nipples and tires, do you think you would be able to tell the difference between hubs when ridden? I'm not talking cheap unknown brands vs Christ King...
10-07-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,284
Posted By RockiesDad

Just wondering if you can add spacers/shims to CL...

Just wondering if you can add spacers/shims to CL so that you can swap wheel sets without adjusting your brake calipers? I have and use 6 bolt shims to match wheel set spacing of rotors.
10-03-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm 62 and feel that I'm in great shape compared...

I'm 62 and feel that I'm in great shape compared to years gone by. Biking, swimming, hiking and yoga does all add up to better health. My motto is "if you stop, you're dead"... Gotta keep moving...
09-28-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By RockiesDad

This is an interesting thought. Here is a pic but...

This is an interesting thought. Here is a pic but not sure what a fresh one looks like. Mine appears to have a bulge but not a very big one.

I tried adjusting everything and it sort of works but...
09-27-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By RockiesDad

Chain ring wear

Is this chain ring worn out? Right now I am still having issue getting into the big chain ring when switching gears and was wondering if this is my issue.
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09-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,308
Posted By RockiesDad

Wow, I'm at 940 miles now but I started in...

Wow, I'm at 940 miles now but I started in January... Its great to have a goal plus the time to do it.
09-20-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By RockiesDad

I currently have the Apex 2x10sp also and was...

I currently have the Apex 2x10sp also and was thinking of doing the same as you. I was looking into new Shimano 105 7000 it would run around $500 or so which includes a new crank.

But then again a...
09-17-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,453
Posted By RockiesDad

Might need slight adjustments on the RD or you...

Might need slight adjustments on the RD or you can use a thin spacer when mounting a cassettes to match each other.

There are thin shims you can use to match rotor locations. I used two shims on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,952
Posted By RockiesDad

Congrats! Making it as a small business owner is...

Congrats! Making it as a small business owner is no small feat these days. Kudos to you! Wishing you the best for the next 10 years...

Bulletproof rims so far..
...
09-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By RockiesDad

I feel better that I am not the only one with...

I feel better that I am not the only one with this issue...

I finally think I found the right combination to deal with this problem. I'm not a 100% satisfied but at least I got it to work okay...
09-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By RockiesDad

Ooooh, a hint... Can you define "angle of the...

Ooooh, a hint... Can you define "angle of the derailleur"? Can it bent back into shape or something? Maybe best to get a new FD??? Yeah, mine is inconsistent also but fails most of the time. Will...
09-11-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By RockiesDad

Weird SRAM front derailler problem

Started this thread in the mechanics forum but not many answers there. Will post here for more eyes to see...

I have the Apex 2x10 components and the front derailler is giving me issues. It shift...
09-11-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By RockiesDad

Weird SRAM front derailler problem

I have the Apex 2x10 components and the front derailler is giving me issues. It shift okay, not the best, going from the small to large ring while on the repair stand but once I take it out on the...
08-30-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By RockiesDad

Ride it like a mountain bike...

I've been practicing some of these skills on easy single track trails. Fun as heck...

https://gravelcyclist.com/videos/hints-tips-mountain-bike-skills-for-gravel-cyclocross-by-andre-perrett/
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