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06-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By linberl

I've found PP to be fantastic in this regard. ...

I've found PP to be fantastic in this regard. I've had 3 claims in the last year and each was settled quickly and in my favor. They also reimburse return shipping which is a huge benefit when you...
06-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Doc_Wui

Facebook is eternally plagued with legit looking...

Facebook is eternally plagued with legit looking ads for stuff at 10 cents on the dollar, including ebikes. My wife answered one for Keen shoes, at 90% off. I heard her complaining about her credit...
06-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By 2old

It was a complete motor kit like the ones that...

It was a complete motor kit like the ones that usually sell for $200 or so. Agree that things which look too good to be true, but was intrigued since they accepted PayPal (or I would have never...
06-22-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By nellborg

Ti vs steel....I've had off the shelf and customs...

Ti vs steel....I've had off the shelf and customs of each. I don't really prefer one material over the other.

Concerning ride quality, what it all comes down to is what diameter tubing the...
06-22-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By rapattack

Oh hi i fixed the issue. I forgot at first that...

Oh hi i fixed the issue. I forgot at first that this has happened before in that the bike didnt turn on at all . Not the same as just the throttle but still it is a power/electrical issue. So i made...
06-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mmassey338

I have a Lynskey that cracked after a little more...

I have a Lynskey that cracked after a little more than a year and they “fixed” it. I put the word fixed in quotes because I now have a weld around my seat tube. ...
06-16-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Jburrow

I appreciate the links and feedback!

I appreciate the links and feedback!
06-15-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,915
Posted By Herzlos

I assume that for longer rides, having the...

I assume that for longer rides, having the suspension fork and huge tyres will mean a lot less fatigue from the rough surfaces, particularly with the hands
06-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,577
Posted By Kapusta

One issue that discussion almost every “which is...

One issue that discussion almost every “which is better for a gravel bike” discussion runs into (including 1x) is that “Gravel Bike” can mean everything from road bikes with wide tires to drop bar...
06-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,577
Posted By mstateglfr

But actual weighing of compnents has shown it to...

But actual weighing of compnents has shown it to not be significantly less weight.

As this thread shows though, words are fun and what you think is significant may not be significant to me.
...
06-11-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,577
Posted By ksryder

This you? Anyway just because I paraphrased you...

This you? Anyway just because I paraphrased you instead of quoting verbatim doesn't make what you said any more true.
06-10-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,577
Posted By ksryder

^^^This is the correct answer. 1x is great for...

^^^This is the correct answer. 1x is great for some things. 2x is great for other things.

Also whoever just said "all gravel bikes are 1x" now is proof that you can say just anything you want on...
05-24-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By Chuckles1

I recently made a hybrid 3x7 speed into a rear...

I recently made a hybrid 3x7 speed into a rear hub drive ebike, 500W Bafang w/48V battery. I only use the largest, 48t chainring, and gears 3-6 on the 11-34 cassette. Point being, with a motor you...
05-14-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By Badger6

Just to make you jealous... 😉 Since I live...

Just to make you jealous... 😉

Since I live in Belgium, it's a just a short trip back to Stuttgart...so after visiting my dad in Northern Michigan (with my gravel machine, of course) next week,...
05-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By Boatdriver

Based on other suggestions, I toss the worn out...

Based on other suggestions, I toss the worn out rear tire, rotate my not bad front tire to the back and put a new tire in the front. That style of rotation keeps your front in good shape for turning...
04-24-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,696
Posted By P!N20

https://i.postimg.cc/RFqXsfFN/IMG-4905.jpg ...

https://i.postimg.cc/RFqXsfFN/IMG-4905.jpg

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04-23-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,696
Posted By Deal4Fuji

I like trains ...

I like trains
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04-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,696
Posted By rando_couche

Yep. He did.

Yep. He did.
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back to the original question. I went out today...

Back to the original question. I went out today and did 16.6 miles in just over 1 hour. Something like 16.3 average. That's probably about what I expect first thing in the spring, except that it'd be...
04-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,143
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a rehashed topic that really is brought up...

Its a rehashed topic that really is brought up every 3 or so months and many times the thread is debated ad naus.

Someone decides to take issue with the term or that their type of gravel is real...
04-02-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By wgscott

Well, as I told my friend, even if it is...

Well, as I told my friend, even if it is expectation bias, who cares if it makes you feel better?
04-02-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By Rolla

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11...

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11 gravel bike. Honestly, I prefer the CX bike on almost any ride of less than 50 miles. It's lighter, steers quicker, seems to accelerate and climb better,...
04-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By aplcr0331

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do...

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do you have a power meter? How are your segment times looking? Did you do some training over the winter? Sounds like you feel positive that this year...
03-28-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By Hiro11

To generalize: - higher BB, the actual effect...

To generalize:
- higher BB, the actual effect this has on handling is debatable and I won't argue about it here
- steeper head angle and higher trail leading possibly to more responsive handling,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,960
Posted By canklecat

After I'm vaccinated... maybe. I've taken...

After I'm vaccinated... maybe.

I've taken the pandemic very seriously all along because I worked in health care and several friends are doctors, nurses, EMTs and med techs. There's no doubt about...
02-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,494
Posted By northernjeep

Heres the fattie, it uses a BBSHD 1000 watt mid...

Heres the fattie, it uses a BBSHD 1000 watt mid drive. I've been riding it for about 4 years now only thing that ever broke is one freehub.
https://i.postimg.cc/Twtcygvm/P1020708-1.jpg...
12-22-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,653
Posted By 2old

linberl, Amen, some of us like to pedal.

linberl, Amen, some of us like to pedal.
12-21-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,023
Posted By enforcey

35C Gravelkings on Canyon Ultimate Disc

Hi there,

I actually run 35c x 700c Graveling SK's on my Ultimate for light gravel and they fit. Let me know if you want any pics.

Bildo
12-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, this is what I figured while posting the...

Ok, this is what I figured while posting the reply- its all relative and I caused confusion- sorry. I get that 57mm is a classic single point for 'neutral' trail. I have both seen and talked with...
12-20-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By smontanaro

If others are like me, trying to mount a glued...

If others are like me, trying to mount a glued but not stretched tire is a mistake you only make once. :)
12-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,023
Posted By msu2001la

I have a feeling now that road bike tire...

I have a feeling now that road bike tire clearance has expanded upward and road discs are commonplace, we will start seeing a lot of people running road bikes with CX knobbies squeezed into them at...
12-10-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,105
Posted By xseal

I dunno, these manufacturers seem to know what...

I dunno, these manufacturers seem to know what they're doing. My mt bikes are 32/10-50 (XC), 30/10-50 (enduro) and 28/10-42 (fat bike). I was skeptical of GRX 2x but the gearing is pretty perfect. ...
12-06-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,951
Posted By chaadster

Noobtelligence...it’s a thing. 😆

Noobtelligence...it’s a thing. 😆
12-03-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,277
Posted By chaadster

You’d be welcome to if I could swing the cash,...

You’d be welcome to if I could swing the cash, but alas...
12-01-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By fooferdoggie

yes. about 18 years ago I started riding I had...

yes. about 18 years ago I started riding I had these food problems then the symptoms were far worse. of course it was a standard road bike and I was lucky if I could do 10 mph. my lungs would be is...
12-01-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By fooferdoggie

when I got the bike I was really sick. I have...

when I got the bike I was really sick. I have this weird problem with my boy I can only eat protein. I was tried all the time because I would slip and eat other things. but I was at a level of energy...
11-30-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By northernjeep

The main thing is the type of riding you plan on...

The main thing is the type of riding you plan on doing. Hub motors are pretty good for road riding, mid drives work well if you like some trail riding. A Bafang BBS02 is a nice unit, Golden Motor.ca...
11-28-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,666
Posted By woodcraft

I take the cx bike almost exclusively on dirt, &...

I take the cx bike almost exclusively on dirt, & the mtn bike gathers cobwebs.
The main limitation is downhill traction, so can't bomb the descents and end up riding the brakes, tiring the hands. ...
11-27-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Leisesturm

I doubt anyone will bother improving gas powered...

I doubt anyone will bother improving gas powered assists now that e-motors have become very affordable and practical. Gas engines are awful, crude, noisy, smoky ... ... urgh. However, a statement...
11-24-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By 2old

Before you look further and since you're Canadian...

Before you look further and since you're Canadian might look at ebikesca and read their tutorials. They are the place I'd go for a hub system. If you decide on a mid-drive, come on back.
11-23-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By 2old

The "Class" rules for about half of the states...

The "Class" rules for about half of the states including CA where I reside define the limits. Basically, 750w max and speed limit of 20 mph on bike paths with PAS or throttle, 28 mph on a lane...
11-23-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Pop N Wood

Separate the wires and put on some liquid...

Separate the wires and put on some liquid electrical tape. Once that sets up wrap some real electric tape around the affected wires. Once that is secure wrap the whole bundle with tape.
...
11-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By RocThrower

I also have a set of Longboards and they stay on...

I also have a set of Longboards and they stay on my Space Horse year round. Most of my gravel rides are in dry conditions anyways, and I don't notice they are even there. This bike is also my every...
11-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By andychrist

Thumbnail on this SunRace...

Thumbnail on this SunRace (https://www.amazon.com/SunRace-9-speed-11-32t-Freewheel/dp/B00ABHFZO8) from Amazon clearly shows a cassette hub but reviewers confirm it is actually a [9-speed] freewheel....
11-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By 2old

C58; look on Amazon; 8 and 9 speed freewheels...

C58; look on Amazon; 8 and 9 speed freewheels AFAICT.
11-12-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,666
Posted By walnutz

An apology in the internet! What’s the world...

An apology in the internet! What’s the world coming to? ;)
11-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,345
Posted By msu2001la

If you're opening up your search to aluminum...

If you're opening up your search to aluminum frames, there are more options. Many CX bikes would fit into what you describe. Both the Cannondale CAADX and the Specialized Crux fit 40mm tires and have...
11-09-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,125
Posted By msu2001la

Same. I got talked into trying CX by a friend who...

Same. I got talked into trying CX by a friend who had been racing for a few years. Up to that point, I was either pure road biking, or pure MTB single track riding, and I had never done an actual...
11-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,125
Posted By obrentharris

Yes! I went the other way around and raced my...

Yes!
I went the other way around and raced my first season on a hard tail MTB. I had a good time, so I bought a used CX bike for the next season.
My advice to the OP is to ride whatever you...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-05-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Shrek On A Trek

Still progressing, it's a long process.

Still progressing, it's a long process.
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