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10-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By Metieval

It's a 4' wide dirt sidewalk! LOL

It's a 4' wide dirt sidewalk! LOL
10-14-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,816
Posted By Metieval

I always offer for them to grab a wheel. if...

I always offer for them to grab a wheel. if someone wants to sit on my wheel, I don't care I am faster for it. I won't sit on theirs but they are welcome to sit on mine.
10-13-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By Metieval

I'll keep my Scalpel and buy a more road oriented...

I'll keep my Scalpel and buy a more road oriented gravel bike for uhhh gravel roads.

as for the 'new' dirt highways, super fun. but not exactly what I call mtb'ing either.
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10-12-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,573
Posted By Metieval

walmart tires work just fine too. But...... I'd...

walmart tires work just fine too. But...... I'd prefer not to ride them
10-10-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By Metieval

new people moved in on my regular route with a...

new people moved in on my regular route with a loose dog.

after a few chases, I stopped last night, and he ran to his side of the road. I said "go?" and his ears perked.

I took off and he...
10-09-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By Metieval

I am 180lbsand have ridden off many 6" curbs with...

I am 180lbsand have ridden off many 6" curbs with 25c tires on 20/24 wheels and I have never broken a spoke. and I bunny hop speed bumps all day long. again never broken a spoke.

Just saying I...
10-09-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
Posted By Metieval

brakes only slow you down.

brakes only slow you down.
10-07-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,268
Posted By Metieval

On the paved sections to and from camp to the...

On the paved sections to and from camp to the Trails. My FS bike was doing an easy 24 mph. which is honestly about where I'd be pushing a Gravel bike. I don't think a Fat bike will be doing that. ...
10-03-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Metieval

That looks pretty simple, which means they could...

That looks pretty simple, which means they could easily do this to a typical gravel frame (Endurance road geo), but will they?

My original post was more about being FS and the weight, than...
10-03-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Metieval

if the 2019 came with an RX RD I'd give it the...

if the 2019 came with an RX RD I'd give it the nod. However it doesn't!

So I'd go with color between the Treks. pick the one you like the best.

I'll however (also) put the First Option towards,...
10-03-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By Metieval

but a mavic 1.7 spacer comes with your Mavic...

but a mavic 1.7 spacer comes with your Mavic wheelset. Unless you bought a used wheelset from a stupid previous owner that didn't keep the spacer.

I'll confess, I don't know where my Mavic spacer...
10-03-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By Metieval

yeah this!!!

yeah this!!!
10-03-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,766
Posted By Metieval

One more reason is, because I can RIDE to...

One more reason is,

because I can RIDE to where ever, generally faster than I can clean the snow and Ice off the windshield of my car.
10-03-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Metieval

Congrats!

Congrats!
10-03-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 102,196
Posted By Metieval

Do it!!!!!! I have both drop bar and for...

Do it!!!!!!

I have both drop bar and for flat bar. best thing ever, my toes are jealous and the weak link in cold weather now.

I can pretty much ride down to teens with a Light weight Fox...
10-03-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,806
Posted By Metieval

I go uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a 50x17...

I go uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a 50x17 singlespeed.

If your goal is fast.... then you will learn to climb. (on the tire you posted)

In my opinion, not loosing traction uphill is a...
10-03-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Metieval

Let's put a drop bar on it!!!! light-wolf-dream-build

The weight will go up a bit, but a FS drop bar gravel bike.... sounds fun!!!

the only reason to play with the idea is because , some will argue that Gravel bikes should be MTB with drop bars.

...
10-03-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,766
Posted By Metieval

For fun,

For fun,
10-03-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Metieval

If this was true then Wal-mart bikes would rock. ...

If this was true then Wal-mart bikes would rock.


btw, personal experience here, I really dislike Trek alpha aluminum. It rides really harsh and is dead.

on the flip side, the Niner RDO rode...
10-01-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,322
Posted By Metieval

My 28's are definitely faster than my 38's on...

My 28's are definitely faster than my 38's on pavement.

on gravel my 40's are faster, but on pavement the 40's are draggy. Both the 38's and the 40's push wind, and have a weight penalty.

...
10-01-19, 09:52 AM
10-01-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

typing skills, ;)

typing skills, ;)
10-01-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

I thought you likes short and to the point? ...

I thought you likes short and to the point?

"Drunk driver kills cyclist"

4 words vs 6 words.

If you are going to set standards, then hold yourself to the standards you set!!! Please. Enough...
10-01-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

well a truck doesn't kill anyone ever. A person...

well a truck doesn't kill anyone ever. A person driving it can kill someone. A person being negligent in parking it can lead to the possibility of it rolling.

The way you argue it, drunk drivers...
09-30-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the...

"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the point also.
09-28-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,717
Posted By Metieval

I'll just drop this here. :D ...

I'll just drop this here. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEYG5_gN1YA
09-28-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,886
Posted By Metieval

I have disagreed with him many times, and he is...

I have disagreed with him many times, and he is one of the nicer to disagree with here on BF. At least he has never made things personal, or resorted to name calling or ridiculing. Matter of fact...
09-28-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Metieval

you'd be better off, to buy used, and sell used.

you'd be better off, to buy used, and sell used.
09-28-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 171,201
Posted By Metieval

All of that looks perfect for the Steilacoom

All of that looks perfect for the Steilacoom
09-27-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By Metieval

exactly that! I'd rather see it as short sleeve...

exactly that! I'd rather see it as short sleeve so I could use my arm warmers, but that works! thanks
09-27-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By Metieval

leg warmers and arm warmers. 40-50 my back...

leg warmers and arm warmers. 40-50 my back needs to breath!!!!!

I am still looking for that wind breaker front, wool back combo jersey!

people say that if you keep your core warm the rest...
09-27-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Metieval

noted, thank you for all of your post too. I...

noted, thank you
for all of your post too. I just didn't quote all of it.
09-26-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,806
Posted By Metieval

"butter" it is slower than your 18 year old...

"butter" it is slower than your 18 year old Bianchi Axis on cyclo tires. Like I said drop some 32 GP 5000 on it, which will be one of the fastest you can get unless maybe jon bon pass at 35c. ...
09-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,806
Posted By Metieval

this is why I suggested gp5000, if it still...

this is why I suggested gp5000, if it still feels slow on them then it's the Trek Alpha aluminum. In my opinion its a pig to ride.
09-25-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,806
Posted By Metieval

go ahead and drop some gp5000 on it and you'll...

go ahead and drop some gp5000 on it and you'll realize that there is more to being efficient that roll resistance. *cough cough* it's a trek. Good luck!
09-25-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,251
Posted By Metieval

I blame all of you for this!!!! ...

I blame all of you for this!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oysterbarhandlebar/the-oyster-bar-a-bicycle-handlebar-for-long-rides
09-25-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Metieval

I have Nano 2.1 and I don't like them on...

I have Nano 2.1 and I don't like them on anything!!!!!!!

The impossible to get WTB Exiwolf are way better than the WTB Nano. Especially if you have room for a 2.3.

As for skinnier, Depending on...
09-25-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

Oh yeah, I think I watched that documentary.

Oh yeah, I think I watched that documentary.
09-24-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,785
Posted By Metieval

In my opinion, Timing and judging the speed of...

In my opinion, Timing and judging the speed of others should be a driver license requirement. It should be tested! Probably just wishful thinking. Many people can't even do the on ramp thing.
09-24-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,785
Posted By Metieval

yes. Maybe it is wishful thinking on my...

yes.

Maybe it is wishful thinking on my part, but... doing something is better than nothing. We also don't have a justice system, it's a revenue system.
09-24-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,785
Posted By Metieval

lights isn't the answer, a stiffer consequence is...

lights isn't the answer, a stiffer consequence is the answer!

people that are blind shouldn't be driving !! driving is a privilege, if someone is too lazy to use their eyes and vision, then the...
09-24-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,158
Posted By Metieval

Interesting, and enlightening!

Interesting, and enlightening!
09-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

the ones that were built by people? or the...

the ones that were built by people?

or the ones that evolved from all of the scrap laying around? Scrap made by humans that is.
09-23-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,309
Posted By Metieval

drivers are people cyclist are people ...

drivers are people
cyclist are people
pedestrians are people


people are DANGEROUS!
09-23-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By Metieval

no, I was referring to you being the first to...

no, I was referring to you being the first to mention Geo, with the first reply being "sharp looking bike"

because you know "Sharp looking bikes" are more important than Geometry, be it road,...
09-22-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Metieval

I didn't see it as bashing or complaining, but...

I didn't see it as bashing or complaining, but just asking HOW.

but perceptions are funny things, and many people like to project their emotions through others.
09-22-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By Metieval

this. You'd think GEO would be the first thing to...

this. You'd think GEO would be the first thing to look at, but apparently not on BF.
09-22-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,785
Posted By Metieval

I have not road ridden down there, and maybe I...

I have not road ridden down there, and maybe I haven't spent enough time on the back roads down there. So my judgment of drivers may be bias.

yeah perfectly legal to pass slow moving traffic on a...
09-22-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Metieval

I'd keep the frame upgrade components and invest...

I'd keep the frame upgrade components and invest in wheels.

However, If you are really dead set on buying a new bike and it's a size 54 I might be interested in the caad9.

Unless your spindle...
09-22-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,785
Posted By Metieval

^ that's already bad enough here. :'( and we know...

^ that's already bad enough here. :'( and we know they don't have insurance either, We have to drive very defensively here. I have not ridden in C'bus, but down in Ross County ( Was just down there...
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