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05-26-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By franswa

I would just ride the route in reverse.

I would just ride the route in reverse.
05-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Hot 50

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05-08-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,684
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Posted By franswa

Too soon to be hitting 100f

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04-17-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Everything is growing back so quickly

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04-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,011
Posted By franswa

Soma fam. Finally got a wash and installed new...

Soma fam. Finally got a wash and installed new tires. Easiest tubeless set up yet on my hoops. No tricks needed - just mounted and pumped up with a floor pump.

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03-31-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

Nice EBD stickers

Nice EBD stickers
03-31-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

WTB Resolutes in 650b. I've had the GK SKs for a...

WTB Resolutes in 650b. I've had the GK SKs for a couple months and overall fairly pleased but they're terrible at clearing mud - in that they don't clear mud at all. Plus, they kick up so much debris...
03-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Last weekend was gravel specific, this weekend...

Last weekend was gravel specific, this weekend was single track - a bit muddy from the recent storms/tornadoes. Itís starting to really warm up here, started out at 55f and finished the ride at 85f....
03-21-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Went ďglampingĒ last week ...

Went ďglampingĒ last week


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03-05-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

First ride this year without winter gear

Nice cloud cover, but 17mph winds. Lots oh hawks out.

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03-01-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By franswa

sometimes we do things because itís worth it....

sometimes we do things because itís worth it. Assuming youíve installed new pads as well and perhaps some more bedding will calm down the current rubbing.
03-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By franswa

Those are HOT. I am also a fan of those...

Those are HOT.

I am also a fan of those propane tank heater attachments
02-28-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Meandering

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02-18-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

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ordered one of these
02-17-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By franswa

The answer is always yes.

The answer is always yes.
02-13-22, 08:57 AM
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Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Riding in places to avoid strong winds

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02-05-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

i ditched my i23s as soon as I could. been...

i ditched my i23s as soon as I could.

been curious about the cannonballs. Buddy has some on his cosmic stallion that have been punished and have held up well(tubeless)
02-01-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

I had taken 3 months off last summer due to an...

I had taken 3 months off last summer due to an injury and when I did this route again in October, I was bummed to find this had happened to most of the route. Pouring tar over loose gravel is not...
01-31-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

It smells like sulfur/rotten eggs

It smells like sulfur/rotten eggs
01-30-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Lockhart, TX

Contrast to this image, the whole area has a fairly strong aroma of fresh crude oil. Still an enjoyable ride though.

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01-15-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By franswa

I am not really liking how the gravelking SKs...

I am not really liking how the gravelking SKs handle the mud Iíve ridden in. They donít seem to shed well for me - 650b x48. I eventually had to stop and clean em out with a stick.

Iíve heard...
01-09-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Nearby trails that seem far away ...

Nearby trails that seem far away


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12-31-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Last one of 2021

Needed approx 30 miles to break 1000 gravel miles

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12-19-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

A very early and drizzly first ride on the newly...

A very early and drizzly first ride on the newly mounted Gravelking SKs

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12-12-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,319
Posted By franswa

Had a irreparable puncture on my byways yesterday...

Had a irreparable puncture on my byways yesterday so I swapped to a set of gravelking SKs today - hookless rims, using the method in the video I posted above and got em seated on the first attempt...
12-12-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

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11-10-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By franswa

Guess Iím an outlier hereÖ 190# on 650x47...

Guess Iím an outlier hereÖ

190# on 650x47 and I run 24f/26r on pavement and 18f/20r off pavement
11-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,319
Posted By franswa

Iíd like to share this video again. This is the...

Iíd like to share this video again. This is the method I use and have never needed anything but a floor pump.


https://youtu.be/tE3h4nmDdOo
10-19-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Started at 48f and finished at 70f degrees

A little bummed about one of my favorite routes, which used to be 80/20% gravel/paved, but it's been a few months since I've ridden here. They've poured tar on most of the road and it's now 20/80%...
09-27-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

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09-19-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Hot, fierce sun ...

Hot, fierce sun


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09-11-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By franswa

My understanding is that all AXS components are...

My understanding is that all AXS components are compatible since there are no cables involved.
09-11-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Itís been 3 months since my last ride. Have been...

Itís been 3 months since my last ride. Have been dealing with a back/shoulder/arm injury, but it also meant I skipped riding the hottest months, so silver lining? Did mostly single and double track...
08-18-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,593
Posted By franswa

This sub forum was due for another one of these...

This sub forum was due for another one of these quarterly posts.

Imagine if we all rode the same 4 or 5 bikes and we lived in a vacuum of choice.
07-15-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

chaadster nice little customizations. Thanks for...

chaadster nice little customizations. Thanks for the link :thumb:
06-16-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By franswa

Spinergy discount

Hopefully not breaking any rules by posting this, but I have a code for anyone interested in buying new wheels.

Its 20% off any of their wheels, free shipping and free wheel bags. North American...
06-10-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

A pretty good match ...

A pretty good match


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06-09-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

650x47 WTB Byways and I was running about 23/25...

650x47 WTB Byways and I was running about 23/25 psi so I felt confident enough, though, would have been nicer to have a little more tread in the center. The other guys faired fine on their 700x38s.
06-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,346
Posted By franswa

might as well add the wolverine in the mix

might as well add the wolverine in the mix
06-08-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,346
Posted By franswa

I second the new Soma double cross, it rides...

I second the new Soma double cross, it rides really nicely

thereís also Bombtrack...
06-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By franswa

The sound of riding on gravel is like ASMR

The sound of riding on gravel is like ASMR
06-03-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,620
Posted By franswa

There were many sizes in stock in the first week...

There were many sizes in stock in the first week of May and currently have sizes 54 and 66 available right now. I was fortunate enough to get one in my size. Unfortunately, the carbon forks with rack...
05-25-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

Matching the frame

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05-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,391
Posted By franswa

We have done similar here in Austin, reducing...

We have done similar here in Austin, reducing lanes at some key locations for the increase in bike/ped traffic.
05-24-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,265
Posted By franswa

Just built this one up last week. I know this sub...

Just built this one up last week. I know this sub forum has some appreciation for Somas

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05-23-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Endless rain here it seems

First ride on the Double Cross

https://youtu.be/ozzXfjb9HoY
05-23-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,087
Posted By franswa

Reminds me of some of Safa Brianís videos

Reminds me of some of Safa Brianís videos
05-21-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,011
Posted By franswa

Nbd

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05-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 257,513
Posted By franswa

Bummer. I may not use the barrel adjuster portion...

Bummer. I may not use the barrel adjuster portion since I already have inline adjusters, but we'll see. They could prove to be easier to adjust.
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