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08-04-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Metieval

Gp5000 clinchers are only tight the first time. ...

Gp5000 clinchers are only tight the first time. After that its supercsimple to pull one bead to swap tubes by hand.

My only argument against gp5000 if you lack the skill, you can damage sidewall.
08-02-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,655
Posted By Metieval

You missed the point. Do you span your own...

You missed the point.
Do you span your own hubs? Maybe you run sealed bearings. Regardless, the point I am trying to make becomes more obvious with loose ball. Yet it still plays a factor with...
07-31-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Metieval

This is why i kept my himod scalpel. It is my do...

This is why i kept my himod scalpel. It is my do anything bike. up top at Telluride, maybe there were better choices. But at the bottom etc etc.... the scalpel is a fun exploring bike.

Take...
07-31-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Metieval

Have to love ohio used bike market! I'm...

Have to love ohio used bike market!

I'm following a few markets across the states. But right now ohio facebook bike market is offering!
07-31-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Metieval

Revolt all the way. Sorry don't think I can help...

Revolt all the way. Sorry don't think I can help on size. But fwiw I'm between 5'8" and 9" with 30" book measured barefoot inseam
I also bought the rlt9 rdo over the revolt. Went with a 53. I'd have...
07-30-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,655
Posted By Metieval

I have no idea how many. I will assume 99% of...

I have no idea how many. I will assume 99% of cyclist don't understand wheel hub bearings and how QR plays a factor in that.

It is of no surprise that many dont see the difference in roll...
07-30-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,924
Posted By Metieval

I'm starting to see new (used) bikes for sale....

I'm starting to see new (used) bikes for sale. Facebook market. If a guy isn't picky on what bike he gets. They are popping up.
07-30-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,773
Posted By Metieval

Try making the appearance of stopping. Like...

Try making the appearance of stopping. Like putting a foot down.

Either that or time it with a bit more gap. I had people do that to me when I was driving. Maybe they just clueless to yielding.
...
07-30-21, 06:27 AM
07-30-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Metieval

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme? 32, 35, and 40

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme?

32, 35, and 40
07-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Metieval

FWIW ...

FWIW

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HE5NKQjhGPY
07-23-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Metieval

geo will help the most on road bike. you'll find...

geo will help the most on road bike. you'll find distance being next thing. faster? maybe not much but you will find more energy and ride farther maybe a bit faster. too many factors here.

I would...
07-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Metieval

I'd rather live 2020 again vs 2021. Gas/fuel...

I'd rather live 2020 again vs 2021.
Gas/fuel was cheap enough that it gave extra money to pay the tarrifs 100x over on bike parts.

I like litebicycle. Pick your spoke , pick your nipples, pick...
07-22-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 211,027
Posted By Metieval

Well I curbed my rear wheel hard in the dark, it...

Well I curbed my rear wheel hard in the dark, it likes to hop now. Definitely bent.

I figured it was a good time to replace , probably 650b and keep the air holding hoppy 700 around for really...
07-22-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Metieval

Same applies to bar bags. for me anyways. ...

Same applies to bar bags. for me anyways.

And then for a super sturdy bag it becomes about the weight.

Have you tried fork mounted anything cages and dry bags?
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,148
Posted By Metieval

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are...

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are equal.

I'd be curious on a no effort roll out between the 2 hubs now that you have same tires.
Even with loose ball, spanning matters greatly!
...
07-19-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,514
Posted By Metieval

Preventive maintenance.

Preventive maintenance.
07-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 869
Posted By Metieval

I almost recently bought a 2005 2007 schwinn ssx...

I almost recently bought a 2005 2007 schwinn ssx blackout cruiser.
But then I remembered that I had given my town hybrid custom build to my nephew as I just never rode it.

Maybe if I lived in...
07-19-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Metieval

I cleaned, then soaked my chain in melted wax. ...

I cleaned, then soaked my chain in melted wax.
I've never had a quieter chain than waxing.

But then on most group rides peoples derailleur are not correct, or they cross chain,
Drives me...
07-18-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Metieval

I had a bike I'd wax the chain on. As in melted...

I had a bike I'd wax the chain on. As in melted in/on,, Fastest quietest ride ever.
The problem was it being too much hassle. like rewaxing every 100-200 miles.

I'd rather ride, than wax...
07-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,931
Posted By Metieval

I quit riding with a group like yours! I'm...

I quit riding with a group like yours!

I'm in the rear of like 7. A car approaches I yell car back. Nadda, no reaction from leader. several calls of "car back" was ignored. I speed up to the...
07-15-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,991
Posted By Metieval

I'd love to test ride both of those. Especially...

I'd love to test ride both of those. Especially the Beaux Jaxson on 700x2.35 g-one speed tires.

However, I'd probably be better suited with the Thunderhawk.
07-15-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,991
Posted By Metieval

Now Knowing what I know about shoulder injuries....

Now Knowing what I know about shoulder injuries. I will always love those 90's bikes. But I also know they best for smooth gravel packed dirt. cryshed gravel rail tails. With the flexy frame and...
07-14-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,393
Posted By Metieval

I usually buy when I need, but recently I did buy...

I usually buy when I need, but recently I did buy an extra bottle of sealant when I saw that it was available.
07-14-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,692
Posted By Metieval

In my opinion leg hair is as annoying as club fit...

In my opinion leg hair is as annoying as club fit jerseys flapping in the wind.
With that said , I never shaved. Chain maintenance is enough. I wasn't about to start leg maintenance also.
My...
07-14-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Metieval

The used bike "craze" seems to be dissipating...

The used bike "craze" seems to be dissipating fast around here where I am. Good deals are starting to pop up. Ohio.

Phoenix area, not so much. I made out good selling my hardtail in Phoenix.
07-14-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Metieval

Btw, what is your bike? Year brand

Btw, what is your bike? Year brand
07-14-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Metieval

I didn't care about flex on my capo knock off...

I didn't care about flex on my capo knock off Kinese made aluminum frame. Because for 1 it never interfered with shifting...
For other people there really isn't a good option other than QT for...
07-14-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Metieval

We what frame does he have? I speak facts...

We what frame does he have?

I speak facts and real experience, when I say yes will fix his chain rub. Will it magically turn it into mi himod with hollowgrans spiderweb stiffness. No!

When...
07-14-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Metieval

The thing is... Even on entry level bikes,...

The thing is...

Even on entry level bikes, the frame is the same from Claris to 105. Unless different forks.
The cost difference being components.

I bought a sora bike over 105 for the color. ...
07-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By Metieval

Well hopefully they can get it out.... I...

Well hopefully they can get it out....

I still suggest visiting in person.


Wish you the best on this!
07-13-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By Metieval

I have a local shop "superb mech", he also knows...

I have a local shop "superb mech", he also knows I wrench my own stuff. Yet I throw him bones, and I also throw him stuff I am 'not into doing'.
He knows I ripped apart my bb30, cleaned lubed and...
07-13-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Metieval

If you have really nice roads a 700x32 is okay. ...

If you have really nice roads a 700x32 is okay.

I'd invest in something that least fits a 40c tire in either 700 or 650 diameter.

Supple tire rides is king!
07-13-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Metieval

I am frustrated with schwalbe, And that is just...

I am frustrated with schwalbe, And that is just shopping. LoL snakebite, raceguard, and then some are TE some are TLE. But not all....

My $6200 road bike had schwalbe ones, I think I rode them...
07-12-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Metieval

Hmm I was just ready to order 650x2.0 g-one...

Hmm I was just ready to order 650x2.0 g-one speed.
I picked them over RH switchback for ease of tubeless setup. Maybe I'll put the Teravail Rampart back on top of the 650 list....

Edit: oh I just...
07-12-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Metieval

Just throwing this out there for thought. ...

Just throwing this out there for thought.

Road plus is nice. So look at tire clearance.
Assuming most of these bikes will be flat bar short distance rides. A 650bx47 option won't slow you down....
07-10-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

Setting racing aside. Setting marketing...

Setting racing aside.

Setting marketing aside.

I love my disc brakes, because I can easily swap between a 700c wheel and a 650b wheel on the same bike. 700x25 okay, 700x45 okay, 650x50 okay.
...
07-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Metieval

Absolutely just going from square to outboard...

Absolutely just going from square to outboard bearings is huge! Do it!
07-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,436
Posted By Metieval

Easy, just take your "at a crisp pace" speed,...

Easy, just take your "at a crisp pace" speed, ride just under that by 1-2 mph and you'll be fine.

I was doing 20's and turned it into a century riding with that effort level in mind.
07-07-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

Guys are buying $20-30k sxs, then dropping $20k...

Guys are buying $20-30k sxs, then dropping $20k in mods.
Then $100k for toy haulers.
Then $80k for a truck to pull it all.


I'll never regret dropping 5k on innovation on a bicycle. nor 28k on...
07-07-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,471
Posted By Metieval

Chip seal is getting bigger. Bigger tires are...

Chip seal is getting bigger. Bigger tires are just better.

It was easy to give up my road race bike in favor of a high end gravel bike.

1 high end gravel bike not only replaced a road bike, but...
07-07-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

Do you know how many "innovative" bicycles that...

Do you know how many "innovative" bicycles that financial loss could have bought you?

At least 1....... ;)
07-07-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

Begs the question...if someone is making...

Begs the question...if someone is making payments, could they afford it? if I can't pay cash, I can't afford it. Banks pay me, I don't pay them.
Pretty sure a number of your complaints could have...
07-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

I think that your statement is clear. With the...

I think that your statement is clear. With the use of 'unnecessary' as a definitive qualifier.

My opinion is what one person determines to be "unnecessary", has nothing to do with what other...
07-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

Unnecessary purchase ? Schwinn ssx blackout ...

Unnecessary purchase ? Schwinn ssx blackout kick back cruiser from 2007

Necessary purchase ? carbon 650b wheel set, even though i have a perfectly working 700c wheelset.

I am so glad, I...
07-07-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,010
Posted By Metieval

You should do you, and I should do me. I...

You should do you, and I should do me.

I obsess over weight on more than just bicycles. I obsessed on weight on the van build. I obsessed over weight on travel trailer. I obsessed with weight on...
07-07-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,888
Posted By Metieval

Non racer. I love innovation. I love that I...

Non racer. I love innovation.

I love that I can fit a 650bx48 under a bike that typical has a max tire size of 700x30.

I love index shifting.

I love clutched rd.

I love tubeless.
07-01-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,148
Posted By Metieval

This is your difference! And a lighter bike is...

This is your difference!
And a lighter bike is mostly beneficial on climbs.


So heavier bike more momentum, with less resistance on flat ground and you will fly!

I'd also be interested on...
06-22-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Metieval

Excellent reading! Thank you!

Excellent reading! Thank you!
06-22-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Metieval

I'd revisit the weight thing. Not saying I doubt...

I'd revisit the weight thing. Not saying I doubt you. But if you gain a few lbs around your sit bones but lose it elsewhere then yes weight is the same, but not exactly the same.

Flexibility could...
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