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08-06-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Moisture

I'm not saying that Panaracer specifically sells...

I'm not saying that Panaracer specifically sells tires rebranded from Chaoyang, but if you think that they manufacture tires specifically for themselves, by themselves, in their own factory, this is...
08-03-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Moisture

That's great to hear.

That's great to hear.
07-31-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Moisture

Looking up geometry of both frames quick, It...

Looking up geometry of both frames quick, It would appear to me that the Garneau fits pretty small. The GT Grade seems to offer a somewhat more releastic fit (at least in my size,) but it is still...
07-31-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Moisture

Take a look at Chaoyang tires - just do a quick...

Take a look at Chaoyang tires - just do a quick search on google. A fraction of whatever you would consider to be a "normal price.." every bit as good, if not better. Don't waste your money on a...
07-31-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 456
Posted By Moisture

Diameter makes a difference, just like width...

Diameter makes a difference, just like width does. The bike industry would have largely relied on just one diameter of wheel if this were the case.

Maybe 26" will be the best choice for you. or...
07-31-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 456
Posted By Moisture

I would say, 99% wrong.

I would say, 99% wrong.
07-28-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Moisture

My experience with a proper hard tail includes a...

My experience with a proper hard tail includes a felt doctrine. Steep head angle for mtb, huge 29" wheels, 100mm suspension fork makes for a ride that conquers some pretty nasty terrain with speed...
07-28-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Moisture

The fastest bike will be the one you feel most in...

The fastest bike will be the one you feel most in tune with, both with components and geometry of the frame.

Things such as gearing, tires will only benefit the rider if the rest of the bike is...
07-27-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 456
Posted By Moisture

I am 190cm tall and I feel like 27.5/650b still...

I am 190cm tall and I feel like 27.5/650b still fits me better, I am not exactly short.

Again, I have both, love both. The bikes are very different in geometry, intended use/feel and are each...
07-27-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 456
Posted By Moisture

whatever trends the market tries to push onto us...

whatever trends the market tries to push onto us is 99% irrelevant to me. I prefer 27.5ers and couldn't possible care less whether the market tries to move away from them or not. They exist. You can...
07-27-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 456
Posted By Moisture

You might want to take a look into something such...

You might want to take a look into something such as the Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat - fantastic options for what you are looking for.

I have a 650b gravel bike and a 29er MTB.

The 29er will take...
07-27-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Moisture

Carbon... does not mean that it may be...

Carbon... does not mean that it may be potentially "compliant" the way you're thinking. The stiffest bikes I have ever ridden were Carbon.

I had a Trek FX 7.3 last year. Loved it. The long...
07-27-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Moisture

get a foam roller plus massage gun and get to...

get a foam roller plus massage gun and get to work on those areas. Find some RMTs who specialize working deep tissue, they will be very helpful for you. Supplement this with stretching. work around...
07-27-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Moisture

that one with the curly bars on it.

that one with the curly bars on it.
07-27-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Moisture

I would go slightly less overall reach and...

I would go slightly less overall reach and slightly lower bar drop on a bike dedicated to tarmac. the difference would be pretty marginal when attributing that my gravel grinder will have somewhat...
07-25-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

I have since then forgotten about it. I haven't...

I have since then forgotten about it. I haven't used this bike for a while, in favour of my e bike and occasionally the Felt. The rear tire kept going flat after a tubeless conversion with tires...
07-13-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

sigh, does passively putting down others really...

sigh, does passively putting down others really help make you feel better, shelby?
07-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,324
Posted By Moisture

Rolla The way I am holding the bar now, my grip...

Rolla The way I am holding the bar now, my grip is swept back about 2.5-3cm behind the stem clamp line, at the very most. It is equivalent to having a 120mm or so stem with regular bars.
07-13-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,324
Posted By Moisture

I read on a sizing chart somewhere - I believe it...

I read on a sizing chart somewhere - I believe it was canyon? Can't remember. But they said if you are between sizes, and your arm span is longer than your height, go a size up.

I am 190cm, with...
07-13-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,324
Posted By Moisture

If your arm span is longer than average, you will...

If your arm span is longer than average, you will probably feel more inclined to go a size up. Or vice versa.
07-13-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,286
Posted By Moisture

Even if those pinch bolts/ preload bolts are...

Even if those pinch bolts/ preload bolts are tightened to the correct spec, some designs will still loosen unless you use a bit of thread locker.
07-13-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

Hey man, I believe I mentioned earlier that the...

Hey man, I believe I mentioned earlier that the original cassette was replaced to try a slightly different ratio spread. It was showing some signs of wear, but still had plenty of life left.

My...
07-12-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

150mm Stem - Trek Verve +2

After about half a year of riding pretty regularly on the 110mm stem I got off eBay, i jumped on this 150mm Tioga stem pictured in the photo below. It feels much better now. The 5cm drop/rise in my...
07-11-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

So far I have decided to leave my front chainring...

So far I have decided to leave my front chainring stock. the change in gearing (from stock 11-36 to 12-36 worked really well in the relatively flat area I used to live in, but my bike would be better...
07-01-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

E-Bike Maintenance...

I have a Trek E bike with the Bosch mid motor system. Almost 2500km now.

So far all I've replaced mechanically was the rear cassette and chain.

The front brake pads are nearing replacement....
07-01-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By Moisture

veganbikes I biked about 52km in just under two...

veganbikes I biked about 52km in just under two hours yesterday, on my ebike. I took about 3 quick breaks throughout. My back started to get somewhat sore, due to my handlebar drop. But as long as...
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07-01-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moisture

The trans is questionable when you don't replace...

The trans is questionable when you don't replace the transmission filter and fluid on a regular basis. They should be good for much longer when this is done every 60-80k km.

As for the engine,...
Replies: 46
Views: 1,217
Posted By Moisture

WOw. what is the asking price?

WOw. what is the asking price?
06-30-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,216
Posted By Moisture

I ordered the corner bars in size 54cm. They were...

I ordered the corner bars in size 54cm. They were more than 700mm from bar end to bar end. Way too wide for me.

The 10cm drop is pretty substantial for a flat bar bike, when paired with the extra...
06-25-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

Luckily with my long inseam and the design of...

Luckily with my long inseam and the design of this frame, I have the freedom of lowering the stem below baseline, which essentially puts me into a race position (plus a little extra chainstay length...
06-25-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

I agree with you. Ultimately, future options...

I agree with you. Ultimately, future options would probably involve some sort of gravel race /cyclocross bike to keep things entertaining, while this one sticks around as a more comfort oriented...
06-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20220625_143655743_ea14b5f1709ea18bb4eda6c5ca03c213e72c2a5b.jpg...
06-25-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

koala logs I just noticed those marks on my bars...

koala logs I just noticed those marks on my bars in post #79. Not sure where they are from. I hold the bars in a position where I can easily reach the bottom part of the brake levers with my...
06-25-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

My posture is typically convex on my bikes bit I...

My posture is typically convex on my bikes bit I typically make a conscious effort to maintain a more or less neutral posture through the back when I ride.

This bike comes with a 110mm stem as...
06-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

It sure does look like it in the photos. ...

It sure does look like it in the photos.

Not at all in person.

Im not disregarding the fit of a professional. But I know how to set up my bike now.
06-23-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Moisture

"Road VS. MTB style Frame Fit"

On average, most of the gravel bikes I see, have a top tube, Reach and chainstay length maybe 10mm longer than a standard road bike. There are bikes such as the specialized diverge or Whyte Glencoe,...
06-23-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Moisture

I should have added that my shoulder width is...

I should have added that my shoulder width is 48cm. How do wide bars affect my comfort and fit? Very positively. How do bars which are TOO wide affect my fit? Not so much.

Anything from roughly...
06-22-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

I am excited to say that I have finally reached...

I am excited to say that I have finally reached my next major breakthrough with my frame fit... Since my inseam is about 2cm longer than average, assuming that these bikes are designed around the...
06-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your...

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your calves during cycling - to keep your spin smooth during the lumpy part of your spin - pulling up and out of the dead spot.
06-22-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

agree with the spin and better calf activation....

agree with the spin and better calf activation. Actively pressing into the pedal spindle with the ball of my foot by flexing it is helpful. But it seems to have thrown my saddle setback requirements...
06-22-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a foot position that slightly...

I've settled with a foot position that slightly favours the middle of my foot rather than the toes/ball of my foot like I used to ride. Bit of a compromise here, but even when using flat platform...
06-21-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

Those strap in pedals were super critical for my...

Those strap in pedals were super critical for my fit. Previously, I thought I needed an insane amount of saddle setback to compensate for a glaringly wrong foot placement. A simple foot repositioning...
06-21-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,236
Posted By Moisture

I think it's time to revisit this thread with my...

I think it's time to revisit this thread with my latest frame fit... So I switched back to 46cm bars with a normal drop and slammed a 110mm stem as seen in this photo (5mm longer reach than stock...
06-21-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Moisture

I settled for some Easton EC90 SLX bars.. :)

I settled for some Easton EC90 SLX bars.. :)
06-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Moisture

Yes, it will work just fine.

Yes, it will work just fine.
06-20-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Moisture

Sizes that are really small or large are much...

Sizes that are really small or large are much less likely to be stolen. All of the XL bikes I've owned, past or present are never locked up unless I am leaving for a longer period . I leave them...
06-20-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Moisture

Right, I forgot that part immediately after you...

Right, I forgot that part immediately after you mentioned it. :(

Only place I can think of would be around the seat tube/seatpost area, or the handlebars.
06-20-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Moisture

I usually lock it around the top tube and...

I usually lock it around the top tube and downtube. Show us a pic of the bike and we can find a spot.
06-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Moisture

Personally I was a big fan of biopace when using...

Personally I was a big fan of biopace when using flat pedals. They felt ridiculous when using strap in pedals tho. I had to flip them around to the standard oval crank configuration (more teeth in...
06-20-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Moisture

Unless all of your riding is down a generously...

Unless all of your riding is down a generously steep hill, just sticking to 52t is completely inefficient. I actually used to do something very similar... Until I eventually tried dropping down a few...
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