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05-13-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By sean.hwy

Damn you guys and your 4W/kg. At 4W/kg are you...

Damn you guys and your 4W/kg. At 4W/kg are you guys more or less in the top 10% of strava for like 5+ mile hill climbs?

Still trying to get in the 3s.... ha-ha
05-11-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,626
Posted By sean.hwy

I am going through this myself. I want an s-works...

I am going through this myself. I want an s-works cruz but lotto and stock market have been failing me.

I want 2x grx with thread bottom bracket, kind of lite. ( very lite s-works crux is over...
05-11-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By sean.hwy

I think most people ride their gravel bikes fast...

I think most people ride their gravel bikes fast enough and long enough that aero does make a difference. With 32mm gravel king slicks I ride above 18mph all the time.
A typical ride would be 30...
05-10-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,239
Posted By sean.hwy

The gf and I each have have gravel bikes. She...

The gf and I each have have gravel bikes. She has two wheel sets ( carbon road, factory alloy gravel tire). same size cassette for her wheels.
I have four wheel sets for my gravel bike with...
05-10-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,605
Posted By sean.hwy

I am always dialing it back for my knees. I bike...

I am always dialing it back for my knees. I bike between 3 to 6 days week.

How often to ride? How many days off between days do you take ?
05-10-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,605
Posted By sean.hwy

Kind of similar/different question: How many of...

Kind of similar/different question: How many of you only feel pain when going fast/( using lot's of power for extend time ? )

I can ride all day and do 100+ mile when I go with one my friends....
05-10-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By sean.hwy

I have several wheel sets and chains for my...

I have several wheel sets and chains for my gravel bike. My rear cassettes 30T; 34T; 40T.

Transforms bike between GP5000 28mm carbon wheels 30T; 32mm gravel kings 34T; 38mm knobby tires 40T
...
05-08-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,239
Posted By sean.hwy

bummer. I was hopping to only use inner tubes in...

bummer. I was hopping to only use inner tubes in an emergency when the dart/bacon did not work.
05-08-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,239
Posted By sean.hwy

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/989x301/screenshot_from_2022_05_08_19_17_55_783fb599a7c9ee9edbb939743a5ec82f4aa56e57.png

I guess you read my post you missed the part where I...
05-06-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,830
Posted By sean.hwy

I have been passed by almost every combination...

I have been passed by almost every combination going up hill on the road. Getting passed by someone on two feet was humbling though. damn jogger... I am sure he had a good laugh. ha-ha
05-06-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,736
Posted By sean.hwy

How do you like this bike? I have been thinking...

How do you like this bike? I have been thinking about selling my gravel bike and was look at this one, stigmata and ibix mx. I probably would have bought the Ibix MX if it came with 2x grx. The 3T...
05-06-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,239
Posted By sean.hwy

I just recently switched to tubeless. I have...

I just recently switched to tubeless.

I have 16 + wheels between all the bikes, gf bike and extra wheel sets. Is it necessary to break down the wheels, clean out the old sealant and start over...
05-06-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,239
Posted By sean.hwy

I agree with you if running at 80 psi + At...

I agree with you if running at 80 psi +

At the low psi I have hit stuff seen the orange stuff oooz out. Tire was low on pressure. I got of my bike rolled the tire to where all the orange liquid...
05-06-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,830
Posted By sean.hwy

Last month I was riding my gravel bike up some...

Last month I was riding my gravel bike up some gravel/mnt bike trail. I am working hard for my 2.5 to 4 mph. I see a jogger way down the hill. He kept getting bigger..... oh no.. I am not getting...
05-04-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By sean.hwy

Can you get them from lightbicycle or winspace?

Can you get them from lightbicycle or winspace?
05-03-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By sean.hwy

Actually if you listen to all the feed back....

Actually if you listen to all the feed back. Normal seems to be zero to about 5 psi with some out outliers up to about 10 psi over night. I am not hearing anyone say 40 psi or flat tire is normal.
...
05-03-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By sean.hwy

yeah that is over a week. kind of crazy. I...

yeah that is over a week. kind of crazy.

I was hoping I could get some real world experience from this forum. Thee must be some road bike people here with tubeless 25 mm 80 ish psi that ride...
05-03-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By sean.hwy

normal daily psi loss 25mm at 80 psi tubeless tire

I could not find anything for a skinny road tire 25mm at high psi 80 for daily air loss. What is normal ?


The closest I could find when searching was ...
05-01-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,717
Posted By sean.hwy

too me there are bull horns ...

too me there are

bull horns
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1700x556/screen_shot_2022_05_01_at_10_52_25_am_4138a7c53ffa0977bf2357b27b99b0e286ec6228.png


vintage mnt bike...
04-28-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By sean.hwy

I would not buy anything from them ...

I would not buy anything from them

https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/thebikingbox.com

they just registered that name a few weeks ago

...
04-27-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By sean.hwy

OMG that's funny you should say that. Out of my...

OMG that's funny you should say that. Out of my bike friends I am the one you want in the photo so you look better. I never seem to be able to match put/ together the "look".
04-26-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By sean.hwy

In the bay area seems like about 50% or more of...

In the bay area seems like about 50% or more of the mnt bikers use a full face helmet. I just bought a mountain bike and I am still just using my road helmet.
04-26-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,717
Posted By sean.hwy

I used to have a one piece handle bar like this...

I used to have a one piece handle bar like this for my mnt bike back in the 90's I guess. I can't seem to be able to find them any more. I have not got used to the flat handle bar on my 2022 blur...
04-26-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By sean.hwy

TwistLoc Grip Remote ( want to replace it )

I just purchased a 2022 Blur with TwistLoc Grip Remote for the rockShox Sid SL Select+.

https://www.sram.com/en/rockshox/models/rm-tloc-a1
...
04-26-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By sean.hwy

that's pretty cool. I want to get that for my...

that's pretty cool. I want to get that for my mountain bike :-)
04-26-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By sean.hwy

It's weird that the much cheaper bike is the...

It's weird that the much cheaper bike is the lighter one.
04-22-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By sean.hwy

I tried this once because a certain time a year...

I tried this once because a certain time a year there was all these little ( no seema type bugs ) on the trail by the water. It was a complete failure. Fogged up so fast. I poked a bunch of holes in...
04-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By sean.hwy

I see what I did. Looks like when I searched for...

I see what I did. Looks like when I searched for reviews on the "SCOTT CONTESSA ADDICT GRAVEL 15"

sometimes the link would take me to the Scott Addict which always have pictures of guys reviewing...
04-22-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By sean.hwy

Is the CONTESSA the women's bike for Scott like...

Is the CONTESSA the women's bike for Scott like Liv for Giant and Juliana for Santa Cruz ?
04-22-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By sean.hwy

This ^^^ same for the gravel bikes.

This ^^^ same for the gravel bikes.
04-22-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,717
Posted By sean.hwy

I wanted to buy the HT Highball but they didn't...

I wanted to buy the HT Highball but they didn't have it in my size. I got the Blur instead which is almost like a HT.

...
04-21-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By sean.hwy

I have park tool ib-2. Works ok. I actually...

I have park tool ib-2. Works ok. I actually prefer just allen keys but there kind of a pain to keep together.
04-21-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By sean.hwy

Scott Addict Gravel 30 vs Contessa Addict Gravel 15

The cheaper bike is lighter by about a pound. They both use HMF Carbon and have the same group set and wheel set/tire combo. Anyone know why the SCOTT ADDICT GRAVEL 30 is $1,0000 more?


SCOTT...
04-10-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By sean.hwy

thank you

thank you
04-10-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By sean.hwy

I am clueless. That's why I am asking. I don't...

I am clueless. That's why I am asking. I don't know how to true a wheel yet either. I will watch some videos on how to true a wheel then.

Is the spoke tension meter for only building a wheel from...
04-10-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By sean.hwy

When replacing a broken spoke better to take it...

When replacing a broken spoke better to take it to an expert until I learn how to build and true wheel?
Is that correct ?
04-10-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By sean.hwy

Spoke Tension Meter / broken spoke ?

Looking for recommendations on a Spoke Tension Meter.

After you break a spoke on a wheel,what do you do?
- measure all the other spokes
- get the avg
- install the new spoke with the avg...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,541
Posted By sean.hwy

from the good deal thread post #2973 ...

from the good deal thread post #2973
https://www.bikeforums.net/22370478-post2973.html

I purchased these cheap rims and tires for $200. The tires have actually been great. I have used them on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By sean.hwy

I was on a group gravel ride when a guy did a...

I was on a group gravel ride when a guy did a little jump and crossed up his rear wheel and the tire came off the rim when he landed. He tried the Tubolito he had on him. It didn't work. Maybe it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,824
Posted By sean.hwy

I had that goal also :-) Try as best as you...

I had that goal also :-)

Try as best as you can to map out 20 ish flat miles with almost no stop lights. Of course it helps a little to go clock wise so at some lights you don't have to stop for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,541
Posted By sean.hwy

A little update. I have since sold the topstone...

A little update. I have since sold the topstone gravel bike ( long time ago ). Recently sold the systemsix ( a couple weeks ago ). I have had the Giant gravel bike since april 2021.
The Giant came...
03-31-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By sean.hwy

I have had the exact opposite experience. Took me...

I have had the exact opposite experience. Took me forever to break the bead for my tube gp5000 25mm tire.

The tubeless gravel king slicks 32mm and Vittoria Corsa G2.0 700x25c TLR took almost zero...
03-31-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By sean.hwy

Bike hitch ice chest full of ice ( injures,...

Bike hitch
ice chest full of ice ( injures, clean ice for drinks )
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,761
Posted By sean.hwy

Ibis hakka mx T47 ...

Ibis hakka mx T47
https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/hakka-mx

sanata cruz stigmata bsa
https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/bikes/stigmata
03-24-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By sean.hwy

a little update I bought the one in post #2....

a little update

I bought the one in post #2. The battery lasted 9+ hours. I tend to wear a small or med bike helmet. The only helmet they had for sale was med/large. I thought it would work. Felt...
03-24-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By sean.hwy

I have a 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 ...

I have a 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/revolt-advanced-2

Giants web link says:
Bottom Bracket Praxis M24 BB86, press fit



So, I think I need this one....
03-19-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By sean.hwy

hambini looking for first hand reviews

Hello, I am looking for people that have bought a
Hambini bottom brackets (https://www.hambini.com/product-category/bottom-brackets/)

I have watched lots of his video and people who have not...
03-19-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By sean.hwy

I have been thinking about gettng a hambini...

I have been thinking about gettng a hambini bottom bracket and just keeping this is my commuter bike ( let a friend borrow to go gravel riding etc... ).

I don't know anyone that's actually done...
03-19-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By sean.hwy

I agree with how it "should be". But in practice...

I agree with how it "should be". But in practice that's not how I found it to be. I know you can buy a new toyota in NY and get a warranty work done in CA no questions asked.
My friend bought Liv (...
03-19-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By sean.hwy

I rented their blur mountain bike. What an...

I rented their blur mountain bike. What an awesome bike. I think the only special gravel bike is something like an s-work crux @ 10k+. That's a tad out of my budget.
I am little tired of my giant...
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