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09-24-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By Toadmeister

Don't forget to look all "Pumpkin Spice" for fall...

Don't forget to look all "Pumpkin Spice" for fall fashion

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Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Toadmeister

funny thing, I forgot I have one! Bluetooth...

funny thing, I forgot I have one! Bluetooth speaker of mine has a FM radio. Need to get the antenna and try options out.
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Toadmeister

oh I’ve been using mp3s and streaming music for...

oh I’ve been using mp3s and streaming music for 15+ Years or more now. Just wanted to get back to radio as I like the format and low tech end of it. Was curious what others have tried with radio.
09-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Toadmeister

Never to late to party my friend!

Never to late to party my friend!
09-23-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,168
Posted By Toadmeister

I'll give you one guess which ones were ridden...

I'll give you one guess which ones were ridden more.
09-23-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Toadmeister

I keep to one strong cup in the morning, it tends...

I keep to one strong cup in the morning, it tends to clean me out. If I time it right that happens before I get on the bike!
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Toadmeister

Anyone listen to a simple radio while touring?

Anyone recommend a simple radio for bike touring? Something lightweight but still having enough volume to hear over my wheels rolling and the wind?

Let’s get 2 things out of the way:
1) NOT an...
09-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By Toadmeister

Women will want you, and other men will want to...

Women will want you, and other men will want to be you!

joking aside, the almost 2 extra hours of cardio and fresh air has more benefits than I can list. You may also go through an initial...
09-21-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Toadmeister

I also eat about every hour. Gotta keep the...

I also eat about every hour. Gotta keep the furnace burning.
09-20-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,599
Posted By Toadmeister

Even getting that Smokey haze all the way into...

Even getting that Smokey haze all the way into Iowa along the Mississippi River. Some days better than others.
09-19-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Toadmeister

[/size] A question I’ve become fond of...

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A question I’ve become fond of asking is, “would you rather be fast or would you rather be comfortable?”

If a 2x or 3X gets you the wide range And low gearing needed for touring, than...
09-18-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Toadmeister

I too crave Casey’s pizza on longer rides! Their...

I too crave Casey’s pizza on longer rides! Their breakfast pizza is my favorite with chocolate milk!

under 20 or so miles I like a snack bar, banana, or those small PBJs like Crustables, pic...
09-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Toadmeister

I, 6’4” 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last...

I, 6’4” 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last year. Really liked it and the 1x11 drivetrain over the touring version your considering.

Ability to run 50mm wide tires is a BIG benefit for...
09-18-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Toadmeister

Im 6’4” 270# and a part-time gravel rider. ...

Im 6’4” 270# and a part-time gravel rider.

My gravel bike is a 2019 Steel framed Jamis Renegade Exploit 1x11 SRAM. I have 2 wheel sets, one for primarily pavement (38mm Schwalbe g-ones) and...
09-17-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 167,102
Posted By Toadmeister

being a steel frame, I wouldn’t be concerned. ...

being a steel frame, I wouldn’t be concerned. An aluminum rack is more likely to fail or be a problem in my experience.

FWIW: I’ve run a 10L seat bag, large triangular frame bag, and a front...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-16-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By Toadmeister

also keep your neither regions clean and dry...

also keep your neither regions clean and dry before and after rides. Soap and shower obviously, but also try baby whipes, Gold Bond powder for maintenance, and stop wearing cotton even off the...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,581
Posted By Toadmeister

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks...

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks bike for me:

Road bike- too uncomfortable (position, vibration). Skinny tires I can’t take off-road. I’m not trying to be Lance Armstrong.
...
09-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,581
Posted By Toadmeister

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09-12-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,581
Posted By Toadmeister

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like “all...

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like “all road bike” might be a better description but doesn’t sound as sexy.

Gravel racing and events are also a nice grass-roots change from the highly...
09-12-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,777
Posted By Toadmeister

Manufacturers rarely list such, they like it to...

Manufacturers rarely list such, they like it to be a mystery. I suppose the tire and pressure chosen can vary widely from nominal dimensions. Gotta ask they’re customer service or talk to someone...
09-12-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 167,102
Posted By Toadmeister

Not a perfect answer, but I can fit 45mm tires in...

Not a perfect answer, but I can fit 45mm tires in the rear wheel of my 2019 steel Renegade. I got a 700mm x 44 WTB Byway (measures 45mm wide) on in there now with probably 3-4mm clearance to the...
09-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,777
Posted By Toadmeister

YES to all this. This is a gravel recreational...

YES to all this. This is a gravel recreational forum.

i generally don’t go over 12mph on gravel unless I’m going downhill. So aero isn’t much of a concern.

As I get older comfort =...
09-12-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,777
Posted By Toadmeister

40mm on a 700c is my minimum for dry conditions. ...

40mm on a 700c is my minimum for dry conditions. I’m m 6’4” 270#.

I’m actually running a WTB 42 Resolute up front and a 44 Byway in back currently for my gravel rides. Run them about 35-40psi...
09-06-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By Toadmeister

Aluminum cage? Try stainless steel or plastic

Aluminum cage? Try stainless steel or plastic
09-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Toadmeister

Personal opinion is I’d like the ability to go...

Personal opinion is I’d like the ability to go wider tires beyond 2” fo some gravel, but I’m also a. Clydesdale and not a skinny.

short version- have the capability to go wide as you can on your...
09-06-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 857
Posted By Toadmeister

Nats are really annoying too. I usually wear a...

Nats are really annoying too. I usually wear a buff under my helmet to wick sweat away and this helps hide any sensation of small bugs crawling around.

large bugs like a bee or wasp is another...
09-05-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,100
Posted By Toadmeister

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09-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By Toadmeister

Urea yes. Doubt they are pissing on them.... But...

Urea yes. Doubt they are pissing on them.... But you never know!
09-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By Toadmeister

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....
09-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,295
Posted By Toadmeister

Was curious and looked these up at your link. ...

Was curious and looked these up at your link. They aren’t available in Men’s sizes ;)
09-02-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Toadmeister

'roids are not joke. Actually got a boil/zit...

'roids are not joke.

Actually got a boil/zit on my ass pretty close to the bung hole after riding in the rain last week and going too long without a shower afterwards, was camping and hiking the...
08-31-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Toadmeister

Beer.

Beer.
08-31-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 831
Posted By Toadmeister

Autumn I ride in streatch hiking pants If just...

Autumn I ride in streatch hiking pants If just cool enough.
08-31-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By Toadmeister

That was my first reaction as well. Sorta WTF?

That was my first reaction as well. Sorta WTF?
08-26-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Toadmeister

Spd pedal plugs for my shoes- removing Spd clip

Didn't know what subforum to post this on.

I'​​​​​'ve converted to flats after many years using Spd pedals. However, I want to keep using my Five-Tens shoes. They came with some plugs (see...
08-26-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By Toadmeister

sounds like there a bigger story here...

sounds like there a bigger story here...
08-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,305
Posted By Toadmeister

thats funny, they told me the same thing!

thats funny, they told me the same thing!
08-25-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By Toadmeister

not a big deal and probably the least of your...

not a big deal and probably the least of your problems.
08-24-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By Toadmeister

Your rolling the dice. Might be good, might be...

Your rolling the dice. Might be good, might be total crap.

if I’m going to be spending Many hours, days, or weeks depending on the performance and quality of a product, I’m not rolling the dice,
08-21-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,109
Posted By Toadmeister

Keep in mind you loose air and pressure when you...

Keep in mind you loose air and pressure when you pop the pressure gage on and off.


I'm a 270# Clydesdale and have no pressure loss issues once my 40mm tubeless tires have been properly sealed. ...
08-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Toadmeister

One layer against my skin is the most I can...

One layer against my skin is the most I can handle in the summer Sun, heat and humidity. That layer will be a synthetic moisture Wicking material. Usually some sort of polyester/nylon/spandex...
08-19-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,636
Posted By Toadmeister

What I do know that I wish they had gravel bikes...

What I do know that I wish they had gravel bikes (like we do now) 20-30 years ago.
08-16-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Toadmeister

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in...

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in composites with an emphasis on laminate analysis. My background in vibration is less educational and more industrial but from personal experience I concur...
08-16-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By Toadmeister

what unterhausen...

what unterhausen (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/unterhausen-136384.html) said. A trade off of light tires is a higher rate of air permeation. Add more sealant and spin those tires to help seal....
08-16-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By Toadmeister

yeah, makes sense. Sorta what I figured, today...

yeah, makes sense. Sorta what I figured, today was the first day I noticed that but now I think back, I have seen it before.

I have used up all my Stans and am starting to use Orange seal on my...
08-16-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By Toadmeister

This reminds me, noticed this today on a ride....

This reminds me, noticed this today on a ride. Was dry and warm out. Maybe low 80s and sunny, a little humid. Looks like the tan sidewalls were sweating.

WTB Byway. About 500 miles old with maybe...
08-16-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By Toadmeister

After the initial breakin/set up mine tend to...

After the initial breakin/set up mine tend to loose ~2% per day (percent not psi). After a few days starting at 40psi, they might drop up to a few psi.

I lose that much or more pressure putting...
08-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,451
Posted By Toadmeister

i like my Byway 700x44 on my rear wheel. I have...

i like my Byway 700x44 on my rear wheel. I have a Maxis Rambler 700x42 on front. I found the knobby Rambler on front to better hold the line on loose gravel descents.
08-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Toadmeister

COVID has been an excellent teacher of the finer...

COVID has been an excellent teacher of the finer bicycle mechanic arts.
08-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Toadmeister

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $...

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $ in a carbon frame when my body's mass is literally the Elephant in the room :speedy: saving 2-15 lbs on a frame is insignificant for me.

As such...
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