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08-02-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By msu2001la

A big part of this depends on where in the...

A big part of this depends on where in the suburbs:

Great Western Trail - West burbs/rural - crushed limestone
Des Plaines River Trail - Northwest burbs - gravel/dirt
North Branch Trail -...
08-02-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By msu2001la

Please don't do this.

Please don't do this.
07-29-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,769
Posted By msu2001la

Just got off the phone with an LBS about some...

Just got off the phone with an LBS about some lead times for wheelsets.

Chris King hubs = 9 months, minimum.
White Industry hubs = 12-16 weeks

Ouchy.
07-29-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By msu2001la

Oh please. My comment was obviously made in jest....

Oh please. My comment was obviously made in jest. I do not think cantilever brakes are some kind of unsolvable conundrum, but they do require some knowledge and patience to set up properly....
07-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. I was into MTB in the...

Agree with all of this. I was into MTB in the 90's as well, and still remember the first time I tried a set of XT linear pull v-brakes. What a huge improvement over cantilevers. The same can be said...
07-28-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,502
Posted By msu2001la

I'd be curious to see photos of people's bikes...

I'd be curious to see photos of people's bikes with level saddle/bar setups. Looking at the photo of my Cannondale and the Niner posted above, both look like fairly standard setups and would need an...
07-27-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By msu2001la

Care to elaborate? I've never found hydro disc...

Care to elaborate? I've never found hydro disc brakes to be particularly difficult to work on. I've had systems from Avid and Shimano, both were very simple to adjust and replace pads. I bled the...
07-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By msu2001la

I was being a bit facetious. The likelihood...

I was being a bit facetious.

The likelihood of anyone experiencing a brake failure while out riding (regardless of type) is fairly low. That this would also happen in a situation where someone...
07-27-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By msu2001la

If "stranded in remote area due to brake failure"...

If "stranded in remote area due to brake failure" is high on your list of concerns, maybe gravel biking in remote areas just isn't your thing?
07-27-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By msu2001la

The differences between the RX RD-RX810 and...

The differences between the RX RD-RX810 and RD-RX812 are a bit confusing. My understanding is:

RD-RX810 = 1x or 2x and works with road cassettes up to 11-34T. The max gap between 2x front chain...
07-26-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By msu2001la

Hard to tell what you can fit in there, but I...

Hard to tell what you can fit in there, but I have ridden crushed gravel/limestone trails for years on 28mm tires and it's fine.
I'd prefer to be on 32mm+, but that statement also applies to paved...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By msu2001la

In before someone suggest buying a new bike... ...

In before someone suggest buying a new bike...
EDIT: Never mind, looks like I'm too late. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By msu2001la

I buy a new helmet every couple of years...

I buy a new helmet every couple of years regardless, so yeah... I'd definitely replace it after a crash like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By msu2001la

$50 for a top-of-the-line tire doesn't not seem...

$50 for a top-of-the-line tire doesn't not seem all that expensive to me in the scheme of cycling expenses.
I just spent twice as much for a new chain ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By msu2001la

Bad news for all the pro riders out there reading...

Bad news for all the pro riders out there reading BF that are contemplating buying cheap carbon wheels online, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By msu2001la

I have a set of Superteam branded rim brake 40mm...

I have a set of Superteam branded rim brake 40mm carbon wheels that I bought on Amazon a few years ago. For $350 my expectations were very low, but so far... no problems.

I bought these because I...
07-26-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,465
Posted By msu2001la

Does anyone sell a conversion kit to install rim...

Does anyone sell a conversion kit to install rim brakes on disc frames? Probably not possible with cantilevers, but might be for road calipers.

Also, complaining that GRX isn't available with rim...
07-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By msu2001la

There are several cycling journalism outlets that...

There are several cycling journalism outlets that do very detailed breakdowns of bikes and tech on the Tour de France. This is usually a bigger deal at the beginning of the tour, because teams...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By msu2001la

This is almost always a problem that can be...

This is almost always a problem that can be solved by a proper bike fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,668
Posted By msu2001la

Also, it seems pretty clear that the main reason...

Also, it seems pretty clear that the main reason they switched was so that they could tell the riders they were getting special climbing bikes that were definitely faster than their regular bikes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,668
Posted By msu2001la

This thread went downhill fast.

This thread went downhill fast.
07-19-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,502
Posted By msu2001la

8.5cm drop on my SuperX, after a bike fitting in...

8.5cm drop on my SuperX, after a bike fitting in March:
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,440
Posted By msu2001la

Next time, hit the hole one-handed so you can...

Next time, hit the hole one-handed so you can point at it with your other hand while remaining silent.. or we're going to yell at you!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,937
Posted By msu2001la

I carry stuff to fix flats (spare tube, levers,...

I carry stuff to fix flats (spare tube, levers, CO2 and a tubeless plug kit) and a multi-tool. I've used the multi-tool a few times to help out other people, but never needed it on my own bike....
07-19-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By msu2001la

The Wolf Tooth B-Rad system is really great. I am...

The Wolf Tooth B-Rad system is really great. I am running it on one of my bikes right now and can fit two bottles on the seat tube, or one bottle and one roll-top bag, plus still have room for a...
07-19-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,730
Posted By msu2001la

Cavendish does hesitate for a moment with around...

Cavendish does hesitate for a moment with around 50M to go. I noticed this too. It's because he had nowhere to go.

Cavendish is on Van Aert's wheel with Philipsen on the right, and the barriers...
07-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By msu2001la

42mm vs 55mm tires? Yeah, that's going to...

42mm vs 55mm tires? Yeah, that's going to probably feel a little different.

Carbon bikes are usually engineered to be laterally stiff and vertically compliant. Compared to a steel frame, the...
07-16-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By msu2001la

I'm very intrigued by these tires, but the...

I'm very intrigued by these tires, but the price... ouchy. I feel like I read on BF in another thread that Rene Herse tires needed some kind of special sealant that was causing issues? Maybe that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By msu2001la

It seems unlikely that a fire at Shimano's...

It seems unlikely that a fire at Shimano's production factory 3 years ago would have any impact on the timing of the Dura Ace R9200 product announcement/release date.

I do wonder if they were...
07-15-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By msu2001la

Thanks! The Megabite looks like a good option...

Thanks! The Megabite looks like a good option for me. I was googling reviews and also ran across the WTB Cross Boss, which is 35mm and get a similarly good reivew. It has the added benefit of tan...
07-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By msu2001la

Concur. I have ran MXP tubed clinchers in the...

Concur. I have ran MXP tubed clinchers in the past as a general gravel/training tire. The tread is a good all-around option, but I think they are limited to 33mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By msu2001la

SRAM introduced Rival AXS earlier this year amid...

SRAM introduced Rival AXS earlier this year amid the same supply chain issues. :shrug:
07-15-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By msu2001la

CX is coming - tire choices

Any suggestions for a 35-38mm tubeless tire with a good all-around tread that could be used for all CX conditions? Preference for tan sidewalls.

I was about to buy a set of Donnely PDX WC's that I...
07-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By msu2001la

There are two types of worlds on Zwift....

There are two types of worlds on Zwift. GPS-accurate worlds, and everything else.
GPS accurate worlds = London, Richmond, Innsbruck, Yorkshire, Paris and NYC. In those worlds, the routes are GPS...
07-12-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,051
Posted By msu2001la

This. I am always weaving around riding on both...

This. I am always weaving around riding on both sides of the road looking for the smoothest sections. The gravel roads I ride typically have very little vehicle traffic and you can see/hear them...
07-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale Spidering removal/swap

I have a 1x Cannondale SuperX with a BB30 and SI crank. The crank uses their "spidering" chainring. My bike came with a 40T chainring and I had my LBS install a 44T. I'd like to be able to swap...
07-08-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By msu2001la

I've always had the exact same...

I've always had the exact same thought/conclusion. I seriously doubt my local big-city police department would spend a second trying to track down or recover a stolen bike, even if I showed them a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By msu2001la

I like the GP5000 tubeless version. Curious as to...

I like the GP5000 tubeless version. Curious as to why you didn't try that one if you liked the tubed GP5000?

I have mounted these (and other) tubeless tires several times using an Air Shot. I...
07-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By msu2001la

I switched to a flared bar earlier this year...

I switched to a flared bar earlier this year (Enve G) and didn't change my stem length, and see no reason why I would. The reach in the drops on my flared bars is subtly shorter than the straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,136
Posted By msu2001la

I dropped my chain while out riding over the...

I dropped my chain while out riding over the weekend. It's the first time I've dropped a chain in several years.

I forgot to re-engage the clutch on my 1x rear derailleur after cleaning my bike...
07-03-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By msu2001la

I have a few that I use. The 11-34 is a Shimano...

I have a few that I use. The 11-34 is a Shimano Ultegra, and I also use 11-32 which is a SRAM Force cassette. Now that I think about it, I only use the 11-32 with the 44T ring, and I don't think I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,136
Posted By msu2001la

I'm guessing something other than (or in addition...

I'm guessing something other than (or in addition to) "chain drop" was involved here. Once the chain is dropped from the ring, it's no longer connected to the drivetrain and no longer being driven...
06-30-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By msu2001la

I'm running a 1x 44t front ring with a GRX810...

I'm running a 1x 44t front ring with a GRX810 rear derailleur. I'm using an 11-34 out back.

Should be no problem with GRX600.
06-30-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,991
Posted By msu2001la

Most pro race disc brake bikes are right at or...

Most pro race disc brake bikes are right at or slightly above the 6.8kg weight limit. Rim brake bikes are usually below the limit, and teams will attach weights to the bikes to bring them up to...
06-30-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,991
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. Carbon has definitely...

Agree with all of this. Carbon has definitely gotten stronger, stiffer and lighter in the last 20 years. UCI will probably revisit the 6.8kg (15lb) limit at some point, but it's not really holding...
06-29-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,991
Posted By msu2001la

You know they can just press a little button on...

You know they can just press a little button on their radio and be off and riding on an identical spare bike in a matter of seconds, right? Pro bike racing seems like one of the few situations where...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,136
Posted By msu2001la

I don't think many pros actually run chain...

I don't think many pros actually run chain catchers, but even if they do, the reason definitely has nothing to do with avoiding scratching/damaging their frame.
06-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By msu2001la

It's 1000 better.

It's 1000 better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By msu2001la

Vaguely exotic, but also simple enough that no...

Vaguely exotic, but also simple enough that no one will question it.

Oh, you haven't heard of white carbon steel? Well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,023
Posted By msu2001la

Some good info in this thread. I started...

Some good info in this thread.
I started running 32mm GP5000 tubeless last summer, mostly out of curiosity. I swapped those tires for some 33mm Vittoria CX tires in March, again mostly just to try...
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