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10-14-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By YoughRiverDavid

Thanks for the feed back to all. A number of...

Thanks for the feed back to all.

A number of good points. Some of the common sense comments are sinking in.

Yes, this bikes designed purpose and as equipped is not going to "feel" like a race...
10-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Caliwild

My buddy has the same bike. He went with lighter...

My buddy has the same bike. He went with lighter wheels (dropped over 2 lbs!) and said the bike feels transformed... I'd go that route before looking for a new bike. He also swapped out to lighter...
10-10-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By shelbyfv

Since you have the bike in hand, should be...

Since you have the bike in hand, should be possible to do the measurements. Especially check that the larger chainrings will clear the chainstay when positioned that much closer.
10-10-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By well biked

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the...

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the frame's bb shell dimensions. 68 x 42 is 68mm wide and 42mm diameter, which is a BB30 shell. The other dimensions you mention are the width and diameter...
10-04-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,114
Posted By tomato coupe

Eggs have always been bad for your chain.

Eggs have always been bad for your chain.
10-04-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,114
Posted By cyccommute

No. Itís not going to happen just by heating the...

No. Itís not going to happen just by heating the wax. Nor would it happen if you got the wax to smoking temperature. The study that they are (well, arenít) quoting suggests that burning candles...
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,114
Posted By VegasTriker

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly...

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly over such things. I guess if you got wax to just the right temperature it could break down but the more likely result is shorter straight chain...
10-04-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,741
Posted By GhostRider62

yes i have gone down at 40-45 mph on two...

yes

i have gone down at 40-45 mph on two different carbon bikes. bike and rider pretty much fine on both save road rash

lots of crashes in urban areas? worth thinking carefully about routes,...
10-04-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,741
Posted By PeteHski

This is nuts! Seriously. If you are...

This is nuts! Seriously.

If you are expecting to chew pavement on a regular basis, then a steel frame is easily your best bet here. Definitely not carbon.

FWIW aluminium is not great in...
10-03-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By tyrion

Yet another possibility: there could be slop in...

Yet another possibility: there could be slop in the cable system - eg a missing ferule that allows a housing end to squish tiny bit.
10-02-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By cxwrench

Disc brake pads can be bedded in in 300 meters,...

Disc brake pads can be bedded in in 300 meters, 300 miles is crazy. Sounds like the brake needs to be bled OR there is some major contamination on the pads/rotors.
10-01-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By 10 Wheels

Why would someone do that?

Why would someone do that?
09-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are in a position to buy 12sp Di2, Boyd...

If you are in a position to buy 12sp Di2, Boyd wheels, etc- just buy everything and keep riding your current bike while you wait. Sure, you will have some wheels and a component or two early and...
09-20-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By PeteHski

I've used Squirt for a number of years and found...

I've used Squirt for a number of years and found it pretty good on the whole. It Requires re-application every 100 km or so, but a 5 min job at the most and the drivetrain remains pretty clean. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,546
Posted By jaxgtr

Yea, I know, what I was thinking is get both,...

Yea, I know, what I was thinking is get both, pull the 12 and add the 16.
09-16-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks, I share your logic. The goal is to cover...

Thanks, I share your logic. The goal is to cover all weather and surfaces conditions with my 3 bikes so the gravel bike needs to be usable in wet conditions whether it's on pavement, cobblestones,...
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but...

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but they don't feel the same. Fact is stranger than truth.
09-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks to you all for the answers, I'll sum up...

Thanks to you all for the answers, I'll sum up the answers :)

- Challenge Strada Bianca Pro HTLR -> top rolling resistance without compromising on puncture resistance
Based on this review they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Iride01

If you are certain there is no damage to the...

If you are certain there is no damage to the frame then either replace the stuff that needs to be replaced or get a new bike. There really is no wrong choice.

After 10 years it might be time to...
09-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Fentuz

yes, excess wax after shakedown ride (I dipped...

yes, excess wax after shakedown ride (I dipped the chain in warm squirt lub)... cleaned ans relubbed.
09-14-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By tdilf

Or he uses wax on his drivetrain.

Or he uses wax on his drivetrain.
09-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By tyrion

That's a mountain bike cassette, so if you put it...

That's a mountain bike cassette, so if you put it on a gravel bike, it's a mullet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By Eric F

63.78% chance it's the seatpost. I'm joking...or...

63.78% chance it's the seatpost. I'm joking...or not.

Does it happen only when seated, only when standing, or both?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,484
Posted By MinnMan

I would never draft someone I don't know without...

I would never draft someone I don't know without letting them know that I'm on their wheel.

Generally speaking, if a single stranger passes me and I'm feeling like using them to pace, I'll follow...
09-13-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By shelbyfv

Ummm, the "geometry and feel" of whatever gravel...

Ummm, the "geometry and feel" of whatever gravel bike you buy is unlikely to be the same as your current bike. You know?:foo:
09-13-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,318
Posted By Hondo6

True. But I'm not sure that's a particularly good...

True. But I'm not sure that's a particularly good example to use.

An unpressurized item in free-fall in a vacuum (like a space probe) doesn't generally experience much in the way of forces and...
09-12-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Gravel Rider

22 miles of GRAVEL last evening. First ride on...

22 miles of GRAVEL last evening. First ride on the Hook.
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09-12-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course it isn't the only brand.

Of course it isn't the only brand.
09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
09-10-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By ThermionicScott

A "gravel bike" is a bike you ride on gravel. :) ...

A "gravel bike" is a bike you ride on gravel. :)

https://mbaction.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Ritchey-6.jpg

https://rayhosler.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/gate10_road_1977circaf.jpg
(Ray...
09-10-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By chaadster

Well, I donít think I understand the distinction...

Well, I donít think I understand the distinction youíre making between gravel and all-road bikes, but I guess weíre talking about lightweight gravel bikes with slicks, then.

I run something like...
09-10-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By redcon1

Wow. Add the $249 Edge Explore to your list. ...

Wow. Add the $249 Edge Explore to your list. Navigation to known points was one of the reasons I purchased it, now it looks like even more a bargain.
09-09-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By Litespud

camera might capture your image, but where would...

camera might capture your image, but where would they send the ticket to?
09-09-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By rsbob

If you use Strava, the maps feature there can be...

If you use Strava, the maps feature there can be synced on your Garmin. Do you planning on Strava and then upload. If not, then there are probably more experienced users that can comment.
09-09-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,376
Posted By DBT

The bikes I tend to see going faster uphill tend...

The bikes I tend to see going faster uphill tend to be piloted by a rider not named DBT.
09-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,013
Posted By genejockey

Without pedantry, threads would only go on for a...

Without pedantry, threads would only go on for a page or so - questions answered, advice dispensed, information shared. Done.

Where's the fun in THAT?
09-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,376
Posted By Hermes

Gear inches are different for the same gear due...

Gear inches are different for the same gear due to different wheel size. A larger wheel diameter has to travel farther for the same pedal rotation.
09-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,013
Posted By livedarklions

Don't give them the satisfaction.

Don't give them the satisfaction.
09-09-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,318
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Depends on the design and construction of...

Depends on the design and construction of whatever is being made, same as with any material.

If designed and constructed properly, CF is much stronger than any metal used for bike construction. ...
09-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,013
Posted By PeteHski

Does that help to make it easier to understand? ...

Does that help to make it easier to understand? I could even just delete the whole first line for the really sensitive types around here.
09-09-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,013
Posted By PeteHski

Okay I'm really bored so looked up the definition...

Okay I'm really bored so looked up the definition of "money no object"

Collins Dictionary: "If you say that money is no object, you are emphasizing that you are willing or able to spend as much...
09-08-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,085
Posted By Rolla

Sure, but to be fair, any tire cornering at speed...

Sure, but to be fair, any tire cornering at speed on wet asphalt can get you wiped out.
09-08-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Gravel Rider

Bombtrack

Brought a 2021 Bombtrack Hook home today. Looking forward to many adventures. Share your photos if you own a Bomber!...
09-08-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,708
Posted By shelbyfv

yes

yes
09-08-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,013
Posted By Branko D

Except the weight savings, the measurable...

Except the weight savings, the measurable (barely) benefits are in the bearing parts; a 105 rear derailleur has jockey wheels with bushings which are less efficient from the start and get worse with...
09-07-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,013
Posted By PeteHski

I was actually more interested in the performance...

I was actually more interested in the performance differences between the top 3 tiers, if there were any. It appears that weight saving is the only advantage.

Durability was only a minor...
09-06-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By sknhgy

I ended up putting some Michelin Protek Cross...

I ended up putting some Michelin Protek Cross 32's on the Sequoia and they just barely fit. In fact, the little nubs rubbed on the front fork for the first ride or so until they got knocked off. But...
09-06-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Rdmonster69

Got My Metric Century

63 miles today .....longest ride of the year by 2 miles. Not bad for a 51 year old decapitated guy. The new Domane was pretty comfy but my legs got pretty tired. Good temps but the wind was whipping...
09-05-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,651
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A lot of the kind of people who (1) are willing...

A lot of the kind of people who (1) are willing to spend that kind of money on a bike computer, and (2) post on this forum either have a power meter, or think they might get one one day.
09-05-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,651
Posted By Steve B.

I recommend it all the the time for somebody...

I recommend it all the the time for somebody wanting a basic unit that has no need for the performance metrics on the 530/830/1030. A buddy has one, it's been very reliable for him and is a good...
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