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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,343
Posted By bonsai171

That's for sure. I had to spray 2 dogs on my...

That's for sure. I had to spray 2 dogs on my last gravel ride. It's crazy here in Georgia sometimes

Dave
04-02-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By bonsai171

This morning I took the gravel bike out for a...

This morning I took the gravel bike out for a real test of the Pathfinder Pro (got the brake rub issue addressed already). The ride was 37 miles, and a mix of pavement, leaves, dirt, fine gravel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,566
Posted By bonsai171

Turns out there is a way to bring the pads back a...

Turns out there is a way to bring the pads back a bit. Will post new pics later.

Dave
10-07-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,376,453
Posted By bonsai171

Glad you are ok. I hope you made a call. ...

Glad you are ok. I hope you made a call.

Dave
09-25-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 700,649
Posted By bonsai171

Today I bought a set of Topeak Versamount clamps...

Today I bought a set of Topeak Versamount clamps for a bottle cage. Looks like a good way to mount one without scratching the frameset....
09-25-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 86,929
Posted By bonsai171

Cool bike, is that fixed or singlespeed? What...

Cool bike, is that fixed or singlespeed? What size tires are those?

Dave
09-04-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 86,929
Posted By bonsai171

Atlanta is pretty hilly. I ride 76 gi and that...

Atlanta is pretty hilly. I ride 76 gi and that gives me a run for the money. Props for 93.

Dave
08-15-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,086
Posted By bonsai171

Get off the road! Lol

Get off the road! Lol
06-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,620
Posted By bonsai171

Love that paint! Dave

Love that paint!

Dave
06-11-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By bonsai171

Wound up buying an Ultegra 11 speed chain from...

Wound up buying an Ultegra 11 speed chain from the local shop. Kind of nice having some human interaction, it's been a long time with the current situation.

Dave
04-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,391
Posted By bonsai171

In my area that is a concern too. Invariably...

In my area that is a concern too. Invariably there are more loose dogs running around, which increases the possibility of being bit. The area is somewhat rural, and the police is run by the county...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,298
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like they did everything right. So much...

Looks like they did everything right. So much more simple. Left pedal has the word Wahoo oriented so you can read it when installed correctly. Only 2 type of cleats across the product line, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,448
Posted By bonsai171

Check the inside of your tire too. Carefully run...

Check the inside of your tire too. Carefully run your finger all the way around the tire and check for little bits of debris lodged in the tread.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,620
Posted By bonsai171

Lol, good for a laugh! 😎. Might have to buy some...

Lol, good for a laugh! 😎. Might have to buy some shorts eventually too. Knickers keep you a little warmer than shorts. I like them even in early spring and summer (just not the fleece in summer)...
02-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,024
Posted By bonsai171

Maxxis tires are pretty nice. Been running...

Maxxis tires are pretty nice. Been running tubeless 40mm Ramblers on my Warbird. They are pretty comfortable, and so far have held up to 800 miles of gravel, pavement, singletrack, dirt, and some...
02-12-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,770
Posted By bonsai171

oh cool, I have the same bike! 2019 model. I...

oh cool, I have the same bike! 2019 model. I haven't really noticed too much of a gap with the gears, for me at least, no plans to change to 2x. Got a road bike also, and that is a Shimano 105...
02-08-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By bonsai171

That kit is cool. Unfortunately, I'd have to use...

That kit is cool. Unfortunately, I'd have to use the rear cable entry version because of the cable length between the cable stop and the dropout. If I went that route, would have to pay a bit more...
01-29-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,179
Posted By bonsai171

Love this video! Carbon ftw! Danny...

Love this video!

Carbon ftw! Danny MacAskill is pretty cool too.

Dave
01-05-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By bonsai171

+1 for the salmon pads. I switched to these on...

+1 for the salmon pads. I switched to these on my Shimano 5500 calipers, and they stop better than Shimano 5700 calipers with stock pads. For the cost of a new set of pads, you will probably see a...
01-05-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 729,224
Posted By bonsai171

Interesting there is a cobbled road there, you...

Interesting there is a cobbled road there, you wouldn't expect that.

Dave
12-24-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,376,453
Posted By bonsai171

Nice! It probably will grow on you. I remember...

Nice! It probably will grow on you. I remember riding fixed for the first time and laughing at myself while trying to coast. Fun times :)

Dave
12-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,069
Posted By bonsai171

Lol. Going to echo the sentiment here. I like...

Lol. Going to echo the sentiment here. I like fixed gear, but sometimes track bike. Stopped at a mtb park once to get a drink. A mtber called my bike a fixie, I was like, what??

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By bonsai171

Don't get me wrong, kalloy is like the Toyota of...

Don't get me wrong, kalloy is like the Toyota of seatposts. Very reliable, there's something to be said for that. Some of their stems are really nice, got one on my fixed gear:
...
11-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By bonsai171

Here's another 130 bcd 44t: ...

Here's another 130 bcd 44t:

https://allcitycycles.com/blog/314_messenger_130bcd_chainrings_are_in_stock

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
Posted By bonsai171

Helmet cleaning

Anyone have ideas on how to wash out the inside of a helmet? I have sprayed it with a hose and that kept the odor down, now its pretty bad. Suggestions?

Dave
09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,361
Posted By bonsai171

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. ...

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. The mountain bikers wonder why we're riding road bikes LOL.

Dave
09-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,361
Posted By bonsai171

I do the same thing on my Warbird. Regularly...

I do the same thing on my Warbird. Regularly ride all the trails I used to ride on a MTB. It has handled all of them without issue.

Dave
09-09-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,905
Posted By bonsai171

I haven't ridden a Revolt (was my second choice),...

I haven't ridden a Revolt (was my second choice), but this year bought a 2019 Warbird. Got 450 miles on it so far, mostly on medium chunky gravel, but also a lot of Singletrack and some paved roads....
08-03-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,646
Posted By bonsai171

That's interesting stuff. What catches my eye...

That's interesting stuff. What catches my eye here is the diagonal shear action. Plus how quiet it is. Steel can be deafeningly loud to cut, but you get used to it.
08-03-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,646
Posted By bonsai171

I prefer a socketed ratchet too. Definitely a...

I prefer a socketed ratchet too. Definitely a lot easier to loosen bolts (I use that to loosen, and a torque wrench to tighten).

The blades you are describing sounds a lot like what we use to...
08-01-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,376,453
Posted By bonsai171

Today I did my first century at 15.7 mph! ...

Today I did my first century at 15.7 mph!

Dave
07-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By bonsai171

I don't have experience with the Phil Wood...

I don't have experience with the Phil Wood crankset specifically, but don't think you can go wrong with a Andel/All City crankset with a Tange Seiki bottom bracket for a fraction of the price. Been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,389
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds like a good reason to go for a ride to me...

Sounds like a good reason to go for a ride to me 😁

Dave
07-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,773
Posted By bonsai171

Nice bike! What part of Georgia are you in? ...

Nice bike! What part of Georgia are you in?

Dave
06-21-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,773
Posted By bonsai171

Kilo tt

Haven't posted here in a while, but I just re-built my Kilo TT. Lots of help from ya'll on the forum, I appreciate it!...
06-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By bonsai171

Nevermind, I found it. Took a little digging on...

Nevermind, I found it. Took a little digging on the site.

Dave
06-11-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By bonsai171

That looks pretty cool. Where can you go to buy...

That looks pretty cool. Where can you go to buy them?

Dave
06-02-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 700,649
Posted By bonsai171

Hope you got crankarms too :thumb:. Fixed is a...

Hope you got crankarms too :thumb:. Fixed is a lot of fun. Hard work for sure, but will increase your average speed on other bikes and improve pedalling too.

Dace
05-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,560
Posted By bonsai171

The Andel Deluxe in silver looks pretty sweet! ...

The Andel Deluxe in silver looks pretty sweet! Nice bling factor. Does it look as good in person as it does in the pictures? Now if I could get one in 170mm :P

Dave
05-07-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,086
Posted By bonsai171

What a great pic! Dave

What a great pic!

Dave
05-01-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,004
Posted By bonsai171

That bike is super nice! Love the lugs. Don't...

That bike is super nice! Love the lugs. Don't ever get rid of it :)

Dave
04-18-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By bonsai171

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up...

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up doing some upgrades to it:
1). Tubeless
2). Carbon handlebars (maybe try the double wrapped bars first)
3). Carbon seatpost
4). Lighter wheelset
...
04-06-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​And they move left lol

​​​​​​And they move left lol
04-04-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,773
Posted By bonsai171

Great bike and picture! Dave

Great bike and picture!

Dave
04-01-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,309
Posted By bonsai171

Was seriously considering the Rlt 9 steel for a...

Was seriously considering the Rlt 9 steel for a while. It is more expensive than the Jamis, and weighs more (6.8 lbs) too.

Dave
03-27-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By bonsai171

+1 for the Kilo TT! I have 8 or 900 miles on...

+1 for the Kilo TT! I have 8 or 900 miles on mine now. Steering, acceleration, and fit are great. It rides really well, and comes in that amazing green color! :thumb:.

Dave
02-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By bonsai171

The specs do look pretty good. Only thing I would...

The specs do look pretty good. Only thing I would change is to get lower gearing. I live in the foothills of the Cohutta mountains (GA) and do a lot of climbing, especially in the mountains. I've...
02-09-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,376,453
Posted By bonsai171

Today I was riding gravel and got hit by the man...

Today I was riding gravel and got hit by the man with the hammer! Fun times.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,325
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​That looks like my kind of ride! Sign me...

​​​​​​That looks like my kind of ride! Sign me up lol. Here in GA there is a race called the Death March. I believe it's almost 100 mi of gravel and 10,000 ft climbing. That's on my list for this...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 546,413
Posted By bonsai171

Love the paint on that bike! Dsve

Love the paint on that bike!

Dsve
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