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09-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By veloz

I’ve been riding 38mm Graveling SS (non-plus) for...

I’ve been riding 38mm Graveling SS (non-plus) for a few weeks including backcountry & gravel touring. They’re quick on pavement and were fine even on stuff like this and a dozen rocky water...
08-30-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By veloz

My entire bike collects dirt.

My entire bike collects dirt.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,678
Posted By veloz

Danny seems to think carbon holds up ok. Always...

Danny seems to think carbon holds up ok. Always like his videos.

https://youtu.be/VfjjiHGuHoc
08-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By veloz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/67e971f3_7542_4d1d_a4c3_d134e338c5bd_ed5fb003450bde00602672536b16203026ebb1e9.jpeg...
08-27-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By veloz

Yes. I have a Revolt, came with those tires and I...

Yes. I have a Revolt, came with those tires and I ran 32f/44r for general conditions. Sometimes lower for extended off-road with sand patches. Be aware the rims are wide (25c) and may exaggerate...
08-25-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By veloz

Iíve always used that method - itís easy and...

Iíve always used that method - itís easy and works as long as the tire has been unfolded and had a chance to take shape. Same method with a bump of CO2 will get you back rolling if you break a seal...
08-23-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By veloz

Somebody recently posted the method of using 2...

Somebody recently posted the method of using 2 all-thread rods. I learned that method in a LBS over 40 years ago and have used it many times (didnít have a DAG 2.2 back then). Just donít bend the all...
08-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By veloz

Pedal Away. Just be aware the pads won't have...

Pedal Away. Just be aware the pads won't have full surface contact until they wear in - you might have slightly less braking power. You can try to bed them in - some manufacturers recommend that and...
08-18-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,901
Posted By veloz

Before gravel tires existed, many folks used...

Before gravel tires existed, many folks used Paselas as they come in widths up to 37 (I think). Just enough tread to cover fair weather gravel and not too slow on pavement stretches. I've raced on...
08-18-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,410
Posted By veloz

About 25 years ago I bought a Blackburn Track...

About 25 years ago I bought a Blackburn Track pump. Maybe 8 years ago it began to fail and I called Blackburn for parts. They replaced the entire pump with a new model. The replacement recently began...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,584
Posted By veloz

For road, I like the little PDW Ninja (black) and...

For road, I like the little PDW Ninja (black) and carry one CO2. It’s an inflator and a tiny mini pump. Yes it takes ~500 strokes for a 25mm tire but it works fine if you don’t mind a few extra...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By veloz

A few years ago we tried this Stanley French...

A few years ago we tried this Stanley French press. You boil water in it and also use it as a press so it eliminates carrying one thing. It's a little heavier than our backpacking stuff but since it...
08-07-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By veloz

I use a carbon accessory mount bar with my front...

I use a carbon accessory mount bar with my front pack. Also strapped my dry bag on there alone without a harness. Works fine and inexpensive too.
08-06-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By veloz

Bent. If you know an old bike shop, they might...

Bent. If you know an old bike shop, they might still have a bending jig to correct it. Kind of like a bumper jack that went between the fork ends and the BB. Many Schwinn shops had them. You can...
08-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By veloz

On WM, the inside end is usually a threaded cap....

On WM, the inside end is usually a threaded cap. Remove it and the levers come right off. Then you’ll need a shorter pivot bolt to replace the long one. If you decide to replace instead, the Tektro...
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By veloz

We always carry tortillas, mayo packets & tuna...

We always carry tortillas, mayo packets & tuna packs. Peanut butter, coffee and Clif bars are our other staples. Then whatever peppers/veggies we can buy along the way to add. We try to eat one meal...
Forum: Touring
08-03-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,519
Posted By veloz

If you go with Dyads, 32 should be fine. OPís...

If you go with Dyads, 32 should be fine. OPís maybe not so much. Iíd prefer 36 rear either way. I did 32 on my A23ís and rear is cracked at a spoke hole. Still runs true! That wheel saw a lot of...
08-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,587
Posted By veloz

When conditions were hard packed I raced on 32mm...

When conditions were hard packed I raced on 32mm Paselas. They were the original gravel tires in my book. Still ride 35ís.
08-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,844
Posted By veloz

A lot of good points here (aero, knee/hip angle,...

A lot of good points here (aero, knee/hip angle, push/pull) but one I didn’t see. Cyclists leaning extremely forward usually compress their abdomen which can limit lung capacity. I see this every...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By veloz

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave...

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave ride.Super challenging climb and the descent is 50+ mph.
07-30-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By veloz

I’ve found TL rims mount easy and the thin TL...

I’ve found TL rims mount easy and the thin TL tape helps. Technique is extra important on TL as the shoulders are wide and center narrow. Make sure all air is out of the tube if using one. Hold the...
07-24-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By veloz

Rode the Katy in 2019, still officially closed...

Rode the Katy in 2019, still officially closed after major floods. Some sections were still sandy but 32 Paselas were no problem. Clearance beats width when it's muddy.
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By veloz

I ride a similar bike - Giant Revolt Advanced...

I ride a similar bike - Giant Revolt Advanced (carbon). I’ve used it with bike packing bags and also with an Axiom rack and Ortlieb backrollers. For singletrack type trails, the bike packing bags are...
07-20-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By veloz

Looks like the frame that Home Depot used to...

Looks like the frame that Home Depot used to sell. Cycle Force or Cycle Pro was brand.
07-19-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By veloz

Other options: Wolf Tooth makes several bottle...

Other options: Wolf Tooth makes several bottle cage adapters. They let you move bottles up and down, there's another one that moves to offset angles and another one that lets you mount 2 bottles side...
Forum: Touring
07-09-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By veloz

Axiom Streamliner Disc. We've toured with these...

Axiom Streamliner Disc. We've toured with these for years and they fit almost any bike. The swept back foot gives extra heel clearance and they're a bit more narrow than most. Axiom makes some good...
07-07-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By veloz

Thereís a seller on eBay by the name of Hernandez...

Thereís a seller on eBay by the name of Hernandez that makes nice caps. Iíve bought 3 of them in the last 5 yrs, both wool and cotton. Nice stuff and theyíve held up well. Search cycling caps...
07-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By veloz

Have no idea what you’re looking at but most...

Have no idea what you’re looking at but most sealed bearings can be cleaned, greased & re-sealed in a pinch (or while waiting for new ones to arrive). Carefully use a pick to pry up the seal, being...
07-01-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By veloz

They do stretch, height and width, more so with...

They do stretch, height and width, more so with high pressure. FWIW - Helped my daughter build & repaint an Ď88 Sirrus from a garage sale into her fixie. We could only fit 23ís.
06-30-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,129
Posted By veloz

If you specifically want a watch, Garmin's...

If you specifically want a watch, Garmin's Vivoactive 3 is around $100 right now. Has GPS + barometric altimeter and can give you all bike specs you asked for plus climbing data. Also records heart...
06-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By veloz

Check the bottom bracket cable guide for dirt or...

Check the bottom bracket cable guide for dirt or being cracked (look close). That said, the symptoms sound like a frayed cable. Some 105 & Ultegra brifters are bad on cable fray.
06-30-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By veloz

Rule out the seat post first by cleaning,...

Rule out the seat post first by cleaning, greasing and replacing. Use fibergrip if it's carbon. Make sure your rear axle is absolutely secure too - movement there in the dropouts causes creaking. BB...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By veloz

I've had the SKS Raceblade Pro XL's for several...

I've had the SKS Raceblade Pro XL's for several years and really like them. They just fit over my 35mm Paselas - I run them a tad high off the tire. They go on in literally one minute and are 90% as...
06-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By veloz

Relax and invite your friend for a beer ride. I...

Relax and invite your friend for a beer ride. I have quite a few chips like that (or worse) on my road bike and you will too if you ride yours enough. Mines been through a couple minor crashes,...
06-24-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,159
Posted By veloz

I’ve used this PDW Ninja inflator/pump combo for...

I’ve used this PDW Ninja inflator/pump combo for several years now. It’s less than 6” long and fits in my saddle bag or jersey. The inflator is easily controlled with a valve and works with schraeder...
06-19-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,596
Posted By veloz

Polar. Fill full with ice, then h2o and chill for...

Polar. Fill full with ice, then h2o and chill for a few. It will still be cool at 1.5 hours even at 100 degrees. In heat you should be drinking at least one bottle per hour so 2 will usually cover...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,075
Posted By veloz

You'll be fine. Start with good tires. Wife & I...

You'll be fine. Start with good tires. Wife & I each carry a tube & patch kit, I carry a mini pump and we each have a co2 system. Stan's Dart if we're on big tires and tubeless. A 4" piece cut from...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By veloz

Bikepacking seat bags have some side sway but...

Bikepacking seat bags have some side sway but work fine when not overloaded. Topeake makes a very fair priced bike packing bag called the backloader. I've used one for bike packing and would...
06-16-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,315
Posted By veloz

Park IB-3 multi tool with chain breaker on remote...

Park IB-3 multi tool with chain breaker on remote rides or multi-day tours. In 45+ years of cycling, Iíve used a chain tool 3x on rides but never on my own bike. Little need to carry but adds...
06-11-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By veloz

A no drop ride has a sweeper. They should be...

A no drop ride has a sweeper. They should be quick with flat tires, mechanicals and most important - friendly encouragement. Able to txt or call the front leader too. A no drop ride should always...
06-07-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By veloz

Rode the Katy in Sept 2019. Jeff City has a spur...

Rode the Katy in Sept 2019. Jeff City has a spur going into it with a cool bicycle ramp to get you onto & over the huge bridge. State museum there is great and worth a couple hours time, nice bike...
06-05-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By veloz

Weíve toured with Anker 10k ones for 3-4 years....

Weíve toured with Anker 10k ones for 3-4 years. Carry 2 of them for our phones, wahoos and Garmin wearables. We can go 3-4 days without plugging in. They charge quick and have been dependable. Very...
06-05-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By veloz

My wife bought a Devote (womenís version of...

My wife bought a Devote (womenís version of Revolt 2) this spring. She loves it on road or gravel and often takes it instead of her road bike. It came set up tubeless. Tires would be the only upgrade...
05-29-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By veloz

Giant ships Revolts with tires installed and...

Giant ships Revolts with tires installed and inflated (no sealant). They will hold air a day or two as is. Your shop is supposed to put sealant in each tire (Giant provides with each bike). They may...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,604
Posted By veloz

Water on the GAP is no real problem. On C&O,...

Water on the GAP is no real problem. On C&O, “working" pumps don’t always work so carry extra as there are some long stretches. We carry 3 bottles and top off often. The Y "camp" in Cumberland is...
05-09-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By veloz

I was given an Apple Watch but it seemed overkill...

I was given an Apple Watch but it seemed overkill and needed daily charging. Iím currently using a Garmin Vivoactive 3. The interface works seamlessly with Strava for biking and running. Weakness:...
01-03-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By veloz

I have Gore Windstoppers that are insulated with...

I have Gore Windstoppers that are insulated with fleece, still using after nearly 10 years. Salt corroded the zipper sliders off several times and I replaced. Other than that, they've held up fine....
12-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,460
Posted By veloz

I patch tubes at home and always put the patched...

I patch tubes at home and always put the patched tube in a saddlebag. It's not uncommon to give it to another rider who's stranded. It's no big deal to give away an old tube and I always have a patch...
06-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By veloz

I somehow always come back to Pasela PT's. We use...

I somehow always come back to Pasela PT's. We use them for extended gravel tours, daily rides, etc and 35mm is what we use the most. Long wearing, affordable and a good compromise between durability...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,955
Posted By veloz

Seriously? MSR Pocket Rocket & butane are tiny &...

Seriously? MSR Pocket Rocket & butane are tiny & comparable weight to a hydro flask. A foil heat shield cuts boil time in half and a butane can lasts us a week in seasonal temps. Go stoveless if you...
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