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06-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Caliper

My wrists are the same - flat bars kill me. ...

My wrists are the same - flat bars kill me. Currently my two favorite bars are the Surly Molokko (as pictured by Kapusta, but without the extras) and the 23* Salsa Bend. I also run the bars with...
01-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,157
Posted By Caliper

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no...

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no they aren't really lying - technically. Just like a car tire, the max is the max for the tire and has nothing to do with the actual vehicle you are...
01-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Caliper

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would...

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would be pointing up and the sealant will drain away from it. This is exactly what I do to make sure that sealant DOESN'T spray out...


If I were to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,373
Posted By Caliper

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those...

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those goatheads, I bought tubes that came new with slime in them. Worked fine. This was the goopy green stuff that they sell for cars and yard equipment,...
12-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Caliper

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes...

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes that will fit, depending on how you want the fit to be. Racers typically go for a smaller frame for less weight and maybe quicker handling. Often...
11-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,103
Posted By Caliper

Where one sends ones money is something worth...

Where one sends ones money is something worth pondering.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,901
Posted By Caliper

I don't think that is true. Look at the...

I don't think that is true.

Look at the origin of a 700C wheel. C specified the tire width and 700 the rolling diameter. The 700C system used the same 622mm BSD rim that we use today. So, if...
11-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,368
Posted By Caliper

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite...

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite disc calipers. I have the them with Jagwire cable disc specific cables with full-length cable housing and they feel every bit as good as hydraulics...
11-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,865
Posted By Caliper

Hydraulic discs only self adjust for pad wear. ...

Hydraulic discs only self adjust for pad wear. I'm willing to bet most disc brake adjustment is not for pad wear exactly but due to rubbing. Any slight rubbing is more noticeable a road bike due to...
11-07-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,912
Posted By Caliper

You forget that wild predators also get the young...

You forget that wild predators also get the young because they are smaller and slower. They'll also get those young, strong prey animals if they make a mistake. But human wildlife management is...
11-03-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By Caliper

I have used a camelback/hydration pack on many...

I have used a camelback/hydration pack on many rides and liked it. The one I have is a small backpack really so there is space for wallet, tools, etc so I can get ride of the saddlebag.
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10-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,852
Posted By Caliper

Many gravel bike reviewers approach things from...

Many gravel bike reviewers approach things from the perspective of riding a gravel bike as a drop bar MTB and for that, 38mm is narrow. Are you planning to shred some (non-techy) singletrack, or...
10-29-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,538
Posted By Caliper

That's... a lot of spacers... I'd check with...

That's... a lot of spacers... I'd check with the fork manufacturer about how tall a spacer stack they recommend, even if it is a metal steerer tube. Honestly, you may benefit from the next size...
10-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By Caliper

I wouldn't call any of my bikes leaky, but I...

I wouldn't call any of my bikes leaky, but I check pressure before every ride and almost always need to add if I want to have the same pressure as the last ride. My tubeless tires (with zero...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By Caliper

Tried Speedplay pedals, ended up taking them off....

Tried Speedplay pedals, ended up taking them off. I was actually slower to clip in with the SP's. The engagement force was too high and after a few times where the cleat slipped off the side of the...
09-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,901
Posted By Caliper

Just think of all the walkers and joggers with...

Just think of all the walkers and joggers with THEIR hands off the bars also! I mean, it would only take them putting a foot down on a branch or rock for them to stagger into the oncoming lane... ...
09-16-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,820
Posted By Caliper

I'm going to disagree with several above and say...

I'm going to disagree with several above and say that you may need to readjust the derailleur. I have two wheelsets on my road bike - one Reynolds and another Mavic. I do need to adjust the limit...
08-19-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,827
Posted By Caliper

Unless I'm avoiding potholes, debris, or other...

Unless I'm avoiding potholes, debris, or other hazards... No.

Besides, on a windy road the fun is in the corner. Why would I cut the corner and make the road less fun? The point is to clip...
08-07-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By Caliper

Congrats on fixing your first flat! Did...

Congrats on fixing your first flat!

Did you check the rim strip to make sure a spoke nipple isn't poking through? That's the usual cause of a flat on the rim side of the tube.
08-06-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,996
Posted By Caliper

I'm no e-bike fan, but electronics and batteries...

I'm no e-bike fan, but electronics and batteries are getting less expensive every day. What I think will be self-limiting on e-bikes though is that once there is a motor, people will want a bigger...
07-01-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,467
Posted By Caliper

I for one like colors coming back. This stupid...

I for one like colors coming back. This stupid all-black thing has gotta end.
06-24-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,358
Posted By Caliper

I have a helmet. It fits my head. My head is no...

I have a helmet. It fits my head. My head is no different shape or size when I ride paved roads or gravel roads or trails.
06-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,028
Posted By Caliper

So these events are for people who don't actually...

So these events are for people who don't actually ride gravel?

MMM Gravel Grinder | The ultimate Gravel Road Race (http://www.michiganmountainmayhem.com/mmmgravelgrinder/)

Gravel Grinder |...
06-24-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,982
Posted By Caliper

Go easier on the rear brake! But...

Go easier on the rear brake!

But seriously, toilet paper? My underwear don't have stains, why would my chamois?
06-21-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,736
Posted By Caliper

If your lights are bright and thus hurt my eyes,...

If your lights are bright and thus hurt my eyes, I will NOT see you because I will be intentionally looking AWAY to preserve my vision. Thus increasing our chances of colliding. Yes, this is an...
06-06-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By Caliper

A lot depends on what "gravel" means to you. ...

A lot depends on what "gravel" means to you.

If you are like the guys out west and it means a drop bar mountain bike ridden on techy terrain then you may want something with more standover...
08-06-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,097
Posted By Caliper

Who's riding a Wabi Thunder? Looking for a fixed gravel bike.

I love my fixed gear bike, it's a nice converted Raleigh frame with some cool shiny bits. Here's a shameless plug of its beauty:
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