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11-17-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By rbrides

Although your post is more than a year old, what...

Although your post is more than a year old, what was your final resolution? Or what did you eventually do? I have this same problem and don't want to throw out two gravel tires that the TWI show...
11-07-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,631
Posted By gobicycling

84 and onward

I'm sharing that I'm celebrating my 84th birthday today so that others who are younger might know you can still ride a bike at 84. I got a short ride in yesterday, and maybe even one this afternoon....
11-02-23, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,259
Posted By ofajen

I like to say that riding 2Ē tires means never...

I like to say that riding 2Ē tires means never having to say youíre sorry.

Otto
10-30-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By PeteHski

It's debatable. I've also heard the argument...

It's debatable. I've also heard the argument that learning to spin efficiency on flat pedals is actually good for your technique. It's all very subjective, but I do sometimes do spin drills on my...
10-28-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By peterws

Foot retention means you can pull up on those...

Foot retention means you can pull up on those pedals too. I wouldn't ride steep without retention. But I can still slip my shoes out if needbe. I've seen others juggling their bikes at the road...
10-26-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By Wileyrat

Clipped in on the roadie, pinned flats on the...

Clipped in on the roadie, pinned flats on the mountain bike, and toe clips/ straps on the vintage roadie.
10-25-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By jon c.

I ride platform pedals and never had any reason...

I ride platform pedals and never had any reason to believe anyone else cared.

People seem to want to feel beleaguered these days.
10-09-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By mechanicmatt

I basically agree with your thoughts. I tried to...

I basically agree with your thoughts. I tried to use a 56cm and a 54cm. These had long top tubes and short headtubes. The 56 I tried to make it work but it felt too long, like 80's road bike long....
10-06-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By wolfchild

This has nothing to do with image....The reason...

This has nothing to do with image....The reason why Surly Crosscheck and many other Surly products have been successful for so long is because they're versatile , practical, durable and can be build...
10-02-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By seat_boy

With a flip flop fixed/free rear hub, it's nice...

With a flip flop fixed/free rear hub, it's nice to have a rear brake.

Most people will never build a bike this way. But I'm sad that a frame that caters to bike nerds like me is going away to be...
10-01-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By seat_boy

Disc brakes don't have the single speed or geared...

Disc brakes don't have the single speed or geared flexibility of rim brakes. For instance, on the CC you can slide the rear wheel back and forth to have multiple fixed gear ratios.
09-24-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike_move_905a0fe343b435d33a43c020a6351ecdbc8ebbfa.jpg...
09-23-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By wolfchild

I don't own a cross-check but it's still sad to...

I don't own a cross-check but it's still sad to see it go. Surly could of put disc brake mounts on it and keep it going....The bike industry has gone mad and insane with their so-called...
09-23-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By seat_boy

I had two Cross Checks, and I wouldn't mind...

I had two Cross Checks, and I wouldn't mind another.

Yes, the stack is too low and the bottom bracket is too high. But so much of the bike works so well, I consider it something of a classic...
09-22-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By plumberroy

The Long Haul Trucker was my grail bike when I...

The Long Haul Trucker was my grail bike when I started getting to the point where I could afford a good bike. I wanted to build on up on an olive green frame. Well when I was about to buy the frame...
09-22-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,990
Posted By plumberroy

I have the flat bar version. I love it ❤️ it and...

I have the flat bar version. I love it ❤️ it and my LHT get 75% of my miles
09-17-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,615
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

This is murder. Call it a 1st degree,...

This is murder.

Call it a 1st degree, premeditated MURDER.

Both of the car drivers should be tried Murder1 and spend the rest of their pitiful lives under the prison
09-17-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,615
Posted By Bald Paul

I hope this doesn't become the new Tik-Tok...

I hope this doesn't become the new Tik-Tok challenge.
Let the idiots stick to eating Tide pods.
09-11-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,949
Posted By RCMoeur

I've had parents very loudly insist, sometimes to...

I've had parents very loudly insist, sometimes to the point of near-rage, that riding against traffic is ALWAYS preferable and safer, and that their child had better be riding against traffic or...
09-11-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,949
Posted By Inusuit

Darwin will sort it out.

Darwin will sort it out.
09-08-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By 3alarmer

...they work OK, as long as you remove the crank...

...they work OK, as long as you remove the crank arm from the bike, hold it flat in a bench vise, and make sure you are tapping your new hole at 90* to the arm. ( I use a small carpentry square to...
09-08-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's repairable, especially given that it's...

...it's repairable, especially given that it's the right side, which is RH threaded.

I would suggest asking the place you take it about either a threadsert repair, or an old standard spark plug...
09-08-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By grumpus

Beware of the thread insert taps that incorporate...

Beware of the thread insert taps that incorporate a taper reamer to take the hole out to size - they're a pain to use and IME don't cut a clean properly sized thread. Maybe the set I had was a cheap...
09-08-23, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By choddo

edit: oh a heli-coil. Ha, completely forgot those...

edit: oh a heli-coil. Ha, completely forgot those exist. 🤦🏻‍♂️
09-07-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Russ Roth

GXP is a reference to the style of crank/bb...

GXP is a reference to the style of crank/bb interface. GXP is a through axle system with a built in spindle on the chainring side that's 24mm on the right side but 22mm on the left side. The crank...
09-07-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,165
Posted By MoAlpha

Beans are also a crappy protein source, unless...

Beans are also a crappy protein source, unless you eat them with rice or another source of methionine, but when you've got superior knowledge...
09-05-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,709
Posted By Polaris OBark

Depends on the gearing. 1X might be geared too...

Depends on the gearing. 1X might be geared too high, too low, or perfectly for your needs. We have no way of knowing.

It does have the benefit of eliminating the worry of cross-chaining, and you...
08-25-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,165
Posted By PeteHski

From what Iíve read, especially in recent years,...

From what Iíve read, especially in recent years, exercise and diet go hand-in-hand. Diet and nutrition certainly affects your ability to exercise in all sorts of ways, including weight management and...
08-23-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,165
Posted By Jughed

Loose quote from Joe Friel: You will die at...

Loose quote from Joe Friel:

You will die at some point, but live better, stay healthy and die quickly - or don't and die slowly.

I've shared here before that I'm T2, and that quote rings loud...
08-22-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,165
Posted By PeteHski

Lifestyle certainly affects how our genes are...

Lifestyle certainly affects how our genes are controlled, which in turn greatly affects our potential healthy lifespan. Science is now showing that genetics only play a relatively small part in...
08-22-23, 04:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,165
Posted By Jughed

Yes. Effects of exercise on cellular and...

Yes.

Effects of exercise on cellular and tissue aging - PMC (nih.gov) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8202894/)
08-08-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,787
Posted By djkashuba

In West County- look up: Willow Creek Rd.,...

In West County- look up: Willow Creek Rd., Islands in The Sky, Old Cazadero Rd. Some of our paved roads have stretches that lend themselves to "gravel bikes/tires" (King Ridge, Ft. Ross, Skaggs...)....
07-25-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,084
Posted By DeoreDX

You guys push some real big boy gears compared to...

You guys push some real big boy gears compared to my SS mountain bikes. I run a 30t oval 18t cog with 27.5x2.6" tires on one and 34/18 on the mixed surface gravel.singletrack/street bike with...
06-23-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,168
Posted By staehpj1

I'll just add that one of the reasons I went back...

I'll just add that one of the reasons I went back to trail riding as my daily exercise was that my dog, who was the best trail buddy ever, got too old to run, even with a broken down old guy like me....
06-13-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,759
Posted By Trakhak

Many, perhaps most, people begin losing height in...

Many, perhaps most, people begin losing height in the torso/spine around their 50's or 60's. I replaced my 115-mm stem with a 110 in my mid-60's, and then, at age 71, with a 90.

But drop bars...
06-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,581
Posted By mstateglfr

Similarly, there seem to be a lot more mountain...

Similarly, there seem to be a lot more mountain bikes than single track trails around here.

What is your point?
06-12-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,581
Posted By tyrion

Flat bar gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.

Flat bar gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.
06-12-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,581
Posted By msu2001la

I'll never understand why some people think...

I'll never understand why some people think pointing out similarities between "hybrid bikes" and "gravel bikes" is some kind of insult.
05-24-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By seat_boy

I always ran my CC with a QR skewer and no chain...

I always ran my CC with a QR skewer and no chain tug--with a good (Shimano style) QR, I didn't have any issues with wheel slippage, and it made for a faster gear change.
05-24-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By tFUnK

This was my worry as I began to peel off the...

This was my worry as I began to peel off the dried sealant. I paused because it was taking a lot longer than expected and now I'm having second thoughts about continuing to remove all of it. In my...
05-22-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By highandlowrpm

Nice! Also really enjoying my DOS, and appreciate...

Nice! Also really enjoying my DOS, and appreciate the build quality and satisfying freewheel click. Just went from greasing chains to using a chain wax (Maximo chain wax spray), and enjoying even...
05-16-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By Broctoon

I have an All City Nature Boy Disc with a White...

I have an All City Nature Boy Disc with a White Dos freewheel. It also has a road double crank, so I can choose between two ratios and keep the chain line perfect. I could probably cross-chain it...
05-03-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By rustystrings61

This one is my answer to that - 1973 Raleigh...

This one is my answer to that - 1973 Raleigh Competition Mk. II with 44/42T chainrings, a Surly Dingle 17/19T fixed cog on one side of the hub and a White Industries Dos Eno 20/22T on the other. ...
05-01-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By dphilips

Interesting timing - I'm currently building up a...

Interesting timing - I'm currently building up a 130mm flip flop wheel to put a DOS Eno 17/19 on a Bianchi Volpe with 42/40 chainrings for 42x17 (68") and 40x19 (58"). This is a roadish/gravelish...
05-01-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By bwilli88

I also saw this one in the wild this weekend...

I also saw this one in the wild this weekend while visiting Tokyo....
05-01-23, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By bwilli88

DIngle speed has been given to a bike that has...

DIngle speed has been given to a bike that has two cogs in the rear and two chainrings has been given the where the small cog/big chainring and the large cog/small chainring have the same tooth count...
04-29-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By seat_boy

I did this kind of setup on my old CC for many...

I did this kind of setup on my old CC for many years. "Close enough" chainline works fine. Cross chaining from the inner chainring to the outer cog (or vice versa) had no noticeable impact.

If you...
04-29-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By veganbikes

Wouldn't a DOS eno and a Double Chainring make it...

Wouldn't a DOS eno and a Double Chainring make it s a "quingle gear"

I cannot speak to chainline because I doubt you will have too many issues as I think chainline is usually overhyped but you...
04-01-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By Symox

do you find the calculator under or over...

do you find the calculator under or over estimated the pressure when you are dialed in?
03-29-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By dwmckee

The tire pressure guide in the Silca website...

The tire pressure guide in the Silca website yields excellent results for just about any road condition and equipment combination. I find I am often within a pound or so of what the guide says when...
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