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08-31-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By NoGears

Full suspension...what's your shock setup?

I recently purchased a DiamondBack Release 3. Very nice bike. The rear shock is a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir. At only 265 pounds (275-ish riding weight) I'd think the shock could handle my...
07-14-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 503,459
Posted By NoGears

What's the rim internal width? I have the same...

What's the rim internal width? I have the same tires on WTB Team Frequency i23 rims and love the combo. My tires have 900 miles on them and the rear is showing some wear. The center is starting to...
07-14-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,286
Posted By NoGears

Gravel bike is basically an endurance road bike...

Gravel bike is basically an endurance road bike with the ability to run larger tires and usually more relaxed with a longer wheel base for stability and lower bottom bracket. If you are getting 38c+...
07-14-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,286
Posted By NoGears

I rode a carbon Cannondale Synapse on 28c...

I rode a carbon Cannondale Synapse on 28c Gatorskins a number of times on gravel. No issues really other than the tires cutting into the gravel when it got deep. Now I'm on a bike that has 40c tires...
07-13-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By NoGears

I'd definitely go for the Tamland 1. It has SRAM...

I'd definitely go for the Tamland 1. It has SRAM 1x which I love and thru axles front and rear. Tamland 2 has Shimano 105 which is still good stuff. Also thru axles front and rear. Carbon fork is a...
07-13-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,546
Posted By NoGears

To be honest I'd probably just save money and...

To be honest I'd probably just save money and grab the Haanjo Trail aluminum for $1400. Maybe spend the money you saved on a nice wheel set or cycling trip somewhere.
07-13-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 102,711
Posted By NoGears

Love my Renegade Elite but been thinking about...

Love my Renegade Elite but been thinking about selling. I just haven't ridden it much this year. Probably less than 100 miles total. Maybe not even 50 miles. I've been riding my Kona Private Jake...
07-13-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,085
Posted By NoGears

I sent them a message and quickly got a response...

I sent them a message and quickly got a response which was surprising. They simply upgraded my account to a corporate account so now I can see the discounted prices. Nice and easy.
07-13-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,085
Posted By NoGears

I tried setting up an account. Seems there's no...

I tried setting up an account. Seems there's no place to put a code...did they do away with the corporate account/site? Maybe anyone that had one still does but can you still create a new one? I have...
05-10-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,593
Posted By NoGears

Organized and group rides tend to push me to be...

Organized and group rides tend to push me to be able to ride further than I thought I could. Or maybe motivate is a better word. Go out...have fun. Ride at your own pace. Take breaks as needed even...
05-10-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,326
Posted By NoGears

Closest group to me is 25 miles away and no...

Closest group to me is 25 miles away and no members that I know of really any closer. So all group rides tend to be 40-60 minutes away. That's really why I'm not a dues paying member. Main reason I...
05-10-17, 12:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,192
Posted By NoGears

I'd like to see some options that are more...

I'd like to see some options that are more athletic cut. For us guys that are broad chested and big shoulders but not a huge gut. I'm not slim and trim by any stretch...but seems that anything that...
05-08-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By NoGears

I went from 23c to 25c to 28c to 35c and now I'm...

I went from 23c to 25c to 28c to 35c and now I'm on 40c tires. I'll never go back to anything less than 35c and if I can help it...anything below 40c. The comfort vs. performance ratio is too skewed...
05-08-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By NoGears

305 isn't terribly heavy for a bike so most will...

305 isn't terribly heavy for a bike so most will work. And at 6'3" you shouldn't have too much problem finding something that fits. Wheels will be one point you want to make sure that are sturdy. I'd...
05-02-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,549
Posted By NoGears

Well sure...but there's a difference between new...

Well sure...but there's a difference between new rider discomfort and bad fit discomfort. Bad fit will cause you to not ride and the bike will collect dust or be sold for a fraction of what it cost...
05-02-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,564
Posted By NoGears

My favorite gravel bike is my Kona Private Jake....

My favorite gravel bike is my Kona Private Jake. The Rove looks interesting for sure for a geared option to go with my other two Konas. I'd have to unload the Jamis first.
05-02-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,549
Posted By NoGears

An uncomfortable bike is a bike that goes...

An uncomfortable bike is a bike that goes unridden.
05-02-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,549
Posted By NoGears

Yeah...it will be a challenge but I see them in...

Yeah...it will be a challenge but I see them in my area from time to time. Maybe a bike a month going up for sale that's suitable for someone 6'6".
05-02-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,826
Posted By NoGears

Squeezed in 8.4 miles yesterday on the mountain...

Squeezed in 8.4 miles yesterday on the mountain bike. First time on trails in a long time. Since last summer. Vast majority of my miles are on pavement and gravel. Do I get extra credit that so far...
05-02-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By NoGears

For shorts...IMO...you are better off getting a...

For shorts...IMO...you are better off getting a good pair of bibs and then wearing them alone or if you want shorts...the sky's the limit. You can wear anything you want over top of the bibs. I do...
05-02-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,549
Posted By NoGears

I was going to say the same thing. At 245 your...

I was going to say the same thing. At 245 your weight is a non-issue except maybe on the lightest racing bike or ultra light wheelset...but those aren't anything that's a consideration at this point....
04-30-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By NoGears

Carver. Ti Gravel Grinder - Carver Bikes...

Carver.

Ti Gravel Grinder - Carver Bikes (http://carverbikes.com/frames/ti-gravel-grinder/)

If comfort is king and you're riding nasty roads...you don't want 32c tires. I wouldn't even consider...
04-30-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By NoGears

I've been fitted twice. Didn't make a huge...

I've been fitted twice. Didn't make a huge difference other than my wallet was lighter. Probably won't ever do it again unless I'm having a major issue on the bike I can't tweak myself.
04-30-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By NoGears

Flexed wheel and/or poor adjustment. I stand and...

Flexed wheel and/or poor adjustment. I stand and mash often on steep hills (as much as 23% grade once but often 10-15%) and I weigh a lot more than you and have never had anything like that happen.
04-18-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By NoGears

The question asked and answered was "* How...

The question asked and answered was

"* How wide is the rear hub spacing generally on SS bikes? 120mm is what I've read, is that correct? And what
about the front?"

I've built 5 single speed...
04-17-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,520
Posted By NoGears

Try getting warranty service on a no-name asian...

Try getting warranty service on a no-name asian frame. If it happens at all...you'll be out months of time and a lot of money for shipping the frame back to the factory. So sure...if you aren't...
04-16-17, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,973
Posted By NoGears

Love my GravelKings in 40c. On this...

Love my GravelKings in 40c.


On this bike....

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/cashton12/Cycling/4-15-17_zpslge1niji.jpg...
04-16-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By NoGears

Bull**** on carbon being too fragile. I'm 250 now...

Bull**** on carbon being too fragile. I'm 250 now on a carbon bike. I've ridden carbon at 290. Never a single issue. When I was over 300 I was on a Specialized Allez for a while and switched to a...
04-15-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 142,646
Posted By NoGears

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/cashton12/C...

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/cashton12/Cycling/4-15-17_zpslge1niji.jpg (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/cashton12/media/Cycling/4-15-17_zpslge1niji.jpg.html)
04-15-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By NoGears

You can use a standard hub with spacers as well....

You can use a standard hub with spacers as well. Give you the option to run a cassette if you ever decide to or if you swap the wheels onto another bike. Also helps maintain resale value and really,...
04-15-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By NoGears

Single speed is just as if not more popular than...

Single speed is just as if not more popular than it was several years ago. Big bike companies just aren't making single speed bikes because frankly...they don't care what people actually want. Only...
04-15-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
Posted By NoGears

I routinely do 4-6 hour rides and never need to...

I routinely do 4-6 hour rides and never need to take 50 pounds of gear. That's insane. A couple tubes, some CO2, maybe a pump, patch kit, levers, multi-tool, tire boot....will all fit in a saddle bag...
04-15-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By NoGears

Not as much as you'd think. If my math was right...

Not as much as you'd think. If my math was right each ball comes out to 11g carb, 5g fat, 1.5g protein and 95 calories. But that was my last batch and I didn't use coconut oil. So you could add more...
04-14-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,016
Posted By NoGears

The Renegade is nice but really sees little ride...

The Renegade is nice but really sees little ride time. I'm on the Private Jake 90% of the time unless I know there's more climbing than my single speed legs can handle.
04-14-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By NoGears

You could upgrade the rotors possibly to...

You could upgrade the rotors possibly to something that will dissipate the heat better. Not knowing what brakes you have makes it hard to make a recommendation. Try to modulate too. Don't ride them...
04-14-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By NoGears

I make date balls. Dates, roasted unsweetened...

I make date balls. Dates, roasted unsweetened coconut, ground flax seed, coconut oil, coco powder, almonds, honey. Zip it in the processor and form into roughly 20g balls. Usually roll them in more...
04-14-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By NoGears

Hardest ride, the first ride, is in the books....

Hardest ride, the first ride, is in the books. Keep at it. Some days it takes me a lot of pep talk to get on the bike but as soon as I get those first rotations of the crank and start up the hill...
04-14-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By NoGears

Gotcha...that makes some difference for sure....

Gotcha...that makes some difference for sure. I've yet to crack the 100 mile mark. 86 is my best and that's due to a navigation error or I would have had my century that day.
04-09-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By NoGears

There is a fair amount of decently fitting...

There is a fair amount of decently fitting clothes. Maybe not in the shops...but on the internet for sure. I can't imagine that you are really even all the big even at only 5'9" so finding decent...
04-08-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By NoGears

4800' stretched out over 100 miles is not bad at...

4800' stretched out over 100 miles is not bad at all...I'd almost call it flat. It's hard to map a 50 mile route where I'm at without hitting 4000'+. Last "big" ride I did on New Years was 40 miles...
04-08-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By NoGears

I don't find any advantage at all with road...

I don't find any advantage at all with road pedals/shoes. Only the disadvantage of slipping around, tearing up the bottom of your shoes, and walking like a duck when off the bike.
04-07-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By NoGears

Yeah...the FLAB stuff looked good at first glance...

Yeah...the FLAB stuff looked good at first glance except that they seem to think that all guys with a big chest also have huge guts. I'm certainly not running around with shredded abs but I also...
04-07-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By NoGears

I don't feel one bit less supported or one bit...

I don't feel one bit less supported or one bit disadvantaged riding mountain bike pedals on the road. And I was always one that thought mountain bike pedals/shoes on a mountain bike. Road...
04-06-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By NoGears

I'm done with road pedals. I've gone mountain...

I'm done with road pedals. I've gone mountain bike on all my bikes. Specifically Time ATAC. I have three versions but they all look and function the same. Been using two pairs for 5+ years with no...
04-05-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,916
Posted By NoGears

That's true. But many shops will only order after...

That's true. But many shops will only order after you pay in full and it's your bike, no returns if it is the wrong size or you don't like it.
04-04-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,736
Posted By NoGears

I love the Cannondale colors. My last two...

I love the Cannondale colors. My last two Cannondales where team colors.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/cashton12/Cycling/Synapse_zpsxzlhkx46.jpg...
04-04-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,916
Posted By NoGears

If I was right at the limit I probably wouldn't...

If I was right at the limit I probably wouldn't worry. But being 100 pounds over....I'd probably think twice. Why risk it.
04-04-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By NoGears

Can it be converted single speed or is the damage...

Can it be converted single speed or is the damage to severe to be safe? At least it wouldn't be a waste of a frame if you can.
04-04-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By NoGears

I'm sure many of you are aware...but in case some...

I'm sure many of you are aware...but in case some are not...this place had cycling clothes for truly big riders and is of decent quality. I have several of the jerseys and they have lasted several...
04-04-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,916
Posted By NoGears

At least have a competent wheel builder go over...

At least have a competent wheel builder go over them and make sure they are g2g. Make sure they are properly tensioned and true.
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