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09-17-21, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Rolla

Here's my latest: All City Super Professional...

Here's my latest: All City Super Professional Singlespeed.


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09-16-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Eric F

Are you talking about the beat up, pot holed...

Are you talking about the beat up, pot holed paved roads (Mt. Hollywood, Vista del Valle)?

Have you checked out Dirt Mullholland yet? Looks like there's a whole lot in that area that would be...
09-16-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By jonathanf2

Griffith has two uphill fire roads, one near the...

Griffith has two uphill fire roads, one near the Los Feliz Blvd. side and another near the Riverside/Forest Lawn side. I ride either route starting from the pony rides. Once to the top you can take...
09-16-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By ober27

Have you considered the Surly Moloko bar? It...

Have you considered the Surly Moloko bar? It seems like it's forward position would feel a bit more like riding on the hoods.
09-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Rolla

I've never tried the riser version, but I bought...

I've never tried the riser version, but I bought a Jones Loop, sold it, and bought a Jones Bend. The "loop" bugged me visually and I never got comfortable using it as a hand position -- it felt too...
09-16-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By scubaman

Iíve used Jones bars on my fat bike, and for...

Iíve used Jones bars on my fat bike, and for several conversions of 1990s MTB frames into gravel bikes that Iíve built for myself and friends. I used the 2.5 bars on the conversions to increase rise,...
09-13-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Moisture

I like the added reach of drop bars and regular...

I like the added reach of drop bars and regular bars which keep your wrists in a neutral position. It's more comfortable than flat bars. 650b with thick tires would also be good. Ideally a tall stack...
09-11-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm fine waiting out the September heatwave. Last...

I'm fine waiting out the September heatwave. Last year's fires were a mess and I saw the worst of it when I was up in Oregon driving back down to California with fire/smoke everywhere.

Lately I've...
09-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, my frustration with the CC was made worse...

Yeah, my frustration with the CC was made worse by my aging neck and shoulders. My drop bar excursions are now reserved for my Black Mountain Monster Cross, which has a taller stack than the Surly....
09-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Rolla

On my Cross-Check, I tried a Ritchey Kyote bar, a...

On my Cross-Check, I tried a Ritchey Kyote bar, a Jones bar, a 60mm stem, a high-rise stem, and an obscene number of spacers before I gave up and bought a different frame. The combination of a long...
09-05-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,050
Views: 3,560,595
Posted By Wspsux

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Doesnít seem like they get much love anymore but...
09-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Eric F

Looks like I will be on Cherry and GSC for my...

Looks like I will be on Cherry and GSC for my dirt rides, unless I toss my bike in the car. I drove by the Windsor gate last night about 6:00, and the sign indicating that it was closed was already...
08-31-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Elvo

Here's a list of what is open (as of 8/31): ...

Here's a list of what is open (as of 8/31):
-Cherry Canyon (La Canada)⁠⁠
-Glendale Sports Complex (Glendale)⁠⁠
-Verdugo Mountains (Glendale)⁠⁠
-Deukmejian Wilderness Park (Glendale)⁠⁠
-Tapia...
08-31-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Eric F

Well, damn. That kind of limits my MTB rides for...

Well, damn. That kind of limits my MTB rides for a little while.
08-28-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By unterhausen

Welcome to the forum. I think this is the...

Welcome to the forum. I think this is the answer. You can get similar gears in most brands, but maybe the rear derailleur would need to be changed out.


I have never quite understood why anyone...
08-27-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By dwmckee

Yep, 24 or 25 GI is about the lowest on a stock...

Yep, 24 or 25 GI is about the lowest on a stock gravel bike, and that is much lower than a typical road bike that migh have 32 or 35 as the lowest. If you buy a 1x bike you can pretty easily go to a...
08-27-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Iride01

IMO, if you are wanting a more upright position,...

IMO, if you are wanting a more upright position, you bought the wrong bike. The angle of the seat tube and the frame stack sort of imply that it's intended that you have a certain amount of lean to...
08-26-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By takenreasy

I have a geared Surly bike and a fixed gear Surly...

I have a geared Surly bike and a fixed gear Surly bike. I live where everything is accessible by bike and I love all aspects of that. In fact, it's one of the primary reasons for moving here. The...
08-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Rolla

I couldnít imagine living someplace where I...

I couldnít imagine living someplace where I couldnít use my bike for everyday errands and just kicking around. You have my sympathies!
08-25-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,594
Posted By Kapusta

Yep. ...

Yep.


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08-25-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,594
Posted By Rolla

That’s as apt an analogy as I’ve seen. :thumb:

That’s as apt an analogy as I’ve seen. :thumb:
08-24-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By SkinGriz

+1. Maybe the only place to leave a bike...

+1.

Maybe the only place to leave a bike safe for a couple minutes is the wine/horse country of Temecula?
08-20-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,594
Posted By prj71

It has? What kind of snobby friends or groups do...

It has? What kind of snobby friends or groups do you hang with?
08-19-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Richard Cranium

Hard to put a finger on "extreme fatigue"...

Hard to put a finger on "extreme fatigue" ........ I get that you always "listen to your body" and now you think you have a problem because your "tiredness level" doesn't match expectations.

A...
08-19-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By Iride01

Not adequately hydrating during and after the...

Not adequately hydrating during and after the ride will cause you to feel excessively tired too. It may not even be immediately after the ride and it might last for days before you feel fully...
08-19-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,594
Posted By dsaul

Some of us enjoy the challenge of being...

Some of us enjoy the challenge of being "underbiked". It's not for you. Move on.
08-18-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,594
Posted By mattcalifornia

Every bike is a compromise. A gravel bike is...

Every bike is a compromise. A gravel bike is just a slightly different set of compromises than a road bike or a MTB.
08-18-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By rumrunn6

we have poison ivy too for ticks, socks &...

we have poison ivy too

for ticks, socks & bug spray around the lower legs & feet seems to work. only brought home 1 tick this summer. it caught a ride on a sandal. so I'm more diligent with the...
08-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By mstateglfr

For those who have recently(over the last month)...

For those who have recently(over the last month) said their brain is shaking all over the place- do you come off the saddle and absorb road imperfections with your legs and arms? I just dont...
08-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By wgscott

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it. ...

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it.

I was shocked by how much harsher and more fatiguing even a compliant carbon frame was on a rough gravel road.

Rene Herse tires help a lot, too.
08-16-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,496
Posted By jonathanf2

I made it a rule not to drive into Glendale...

I made it a rule not to drive into Glendale mainly due to the sketchy driving. I'm waiting for the new walking/bike bridge being build in Glassell Park across the LA River to open up. That'll give me...
08-12-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By mattcalifornia

Did anyone do any of the gravel rides? I had...

Did anyone do any of the gravel rides? I had considered trying that this year but didn't get my act together. Wondering how the courses were.
08-09-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,360
Posted By DiabloScott

I had one of these monitors for a couple weeks...

I had one of these monitors for a couple weeks after some vertigo issues:

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08-09-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,360
Posted By big john

I feel better knowing that others have...

I feel better knowing that others have experienced some of the same stuff I have and are still riding and pushing through it.
08-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,360
Posted By MinnMan

Regarding the point of the OP. Hell yeah, I'm...

Regarding the point of the OP. Hell yeah, I'm going to ride. Maybe there's a small added risk to my heart, but there's surely an even bigger risk of serious injury in a crash. Not that I'm reckless-...
08-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,360
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Yes - that is it. In my case the chances of the...

Yes - that is it. In my case the chances of the device seeing anything useful over 2 days is pretty small.

dave
08-09-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,360
Posted By big john

What I've had is the very irregular beats while...

What I've had is the very irregular beats while sitting around in the evening but the recent thing had me experiencing the high heart rate while just warming up on a short ride. I went home and the...
07-31-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,404
Posted By roadfix

Hey, I live in Echo Park. I need to run 42/18.

Hey, I live in Echo Park. I need to run 42/18.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-30-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By seypat

Not flat. Lots of hills. Realize that any...

Not flat. Lots of hills. Realize that any road/path that goes down over the James River has to climb back up.

https://www.sperityventures.com/2012/06/28/the-seven-hills-of-richmond/
07-28-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By pdlamb

5-10 minutes of stretching after a ride prevents...

5-10 minutes of stretching after a ride prevents a lot of aches and pains for me.

YMMV, of course.
07-22-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,404
Posted By Rolla

42 X 18 isn't "crazy low," and if you're even...

42 X 18 isn't "crazy low," and if you're even considering what the "fixie kids" will think, you should definitely finish high school.

Fixed gear bikes need bigger gears so you don't spin out on...
07-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By shelbyfv

Jandd has a nice small handlebar bag that is not...

Jandd has a nice small handlebar bag that is not boutique/precious. I've used one for years and have another in reserve.https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FBB-2nd-CO
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07-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,156
Posted By Squeeze

I found a used Surly Cross Check on craigslist a...

I found a used Surly Cross Check on craigslist a little over a year ago and have no regrets. I ride it probably 50/50 on road and off road. Off road for me means gravel MUPs, dirt roads, and single...
07-21-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,404
Posted By Eric F

What singlespeed riding has taught me... ...

What singlespeed riding has taught me...

You're always in the wrong gear. Deal with it.
07-20-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,308
Posted By redlude97

Shimano B01s is the same size, readily available...

Shimano B01s is the same size, readily available anywhere and work well
07-16-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Noonievut

I vote for the Bomber and back of the pack (ego...

I vote for the Bomber and back of the pack (ego parked at the door :thumb:).

You could look into a second wheelset for when you can manage with less volume.
07-15-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 738,067
Posted By Wileyone

We need a "dislike" button.

We need a "dislike" button.
07-13-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,723
Posted By ksryder

To the extent the OP was a serious medical...

To the extent the OP was a serious medical question; I know a couple people who have had to stop riding gravel because of other various health/physical complications and the vibration is just not a...
07-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 762
Posted By Wilbur76

I also used Bikeinsights. Iím 5í8Ē with 30Ē...

I also used Bikeinsights. Iím 5í8Ē with 30Ē inseam and probably wouldíve gone with an extra small as well. Iíve had bikes too big for me in the past and hated riding them. I owed it to myself to be...
07-08-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By TMonk

hairnet comes out of the woodwork! I ride...

hairnet comes out of the woodwork!

I ride MTB and fixed (track only), but ya'll are crazy for trying to do that on the trail! Too many rocks on San Diego trails. Scared of pedal strikes!
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