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11-18-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,216
Posted By tyrion

Gravelking SK 700x50 is a good all around tire....

Gravelking SK 700x50 is a good all around tire. Great on dry dirt, not too bad on pavement.
11-14-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By tyrion

Commuter e-bikes tend towards fatter tires, and...

Commuter e-bikes tend towards fatter tires, and those fatter tires in 700c might cause toe overlap problems in smaller frame sizes.

IMO the ideal solution would be 26" rims for small sizes, 650b...
11-09-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By tyrion

I recommend Breezer. Solid value bikes.

I recommend Breezer. Solid value bikes.
11-08-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 925
Posted By tyrion

In my limited experience, tubeless is the best...

In my limited experience, tubeless is the best way to avoid flats. A sturdy tire, a little extra sealant in the tires - you get punctures, but much much less likely to get a flat than the same tire...
11-01-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By tyrion

Incorrect. He said it won't work...

Incorrect.



He said it won't work because of "fork ratings". My theory is (correct me if I'm wrong you mechanical engineers out there) is that the fork doesn't know what the size of the rotor...
10-09-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By tyrion

I couldn't access you're video clip but I'll just...

I couldn't access you're video clip but I'll just throw this out there: once I had a tick tick tick that I thought was the bottom bracket or crank and it turned out to be in the saddle.
10-06-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By tyrion

I'm no expert on taping rims, but my experience...

I'm no expert on taping rims, but my experience with clear Gorilla Tape is it's super strong and sticky. You have to cut it down to proper width though, usually.

I just used one layer, but this...
10-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By tyrion

I had the Ritchey Beacon 46cm and I recently got...

I had the Ritchey Beacon 46cm and I recently got the XL (52cm). I think these highly flared, short reach, shallow drop kind of handlebars are the bees' knees. It's basically a like traditional drop...
09-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By tyrion

3x is better than 2x. It's one better. ...

3x is better than 2x. It's one better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuzpsO4ErOQ&ab_channel=zaboron
09-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,399
Posted By tyrion

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New tires.
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09-15-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By tyrion

Your cardio will get better, your legs will get...

Your cardio will get better, your legs will get stronger, your upper body will get a little bit stronger, but your flabbiness will depend on how you eat.
09-12-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 906
Posted By tyrion

I'm in the bigger the better camp, but it depends...

I'm in the bigger the better camp, but it depends on what you're trying to optimize. I'm mostly trying to optimize comfort.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By tyrion

Yes you were wrong. You should have been...

Yes you were wrong. You should have been listening to Waterloo Sunset while you ate your chips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MqfF0WBsU
09-10-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By tyrion

If you ride slowly and avoid hills, big fat tires...

If you ride slowly and avoid hills, big fat tires are not inefficient.

;)
09-10-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By tyrion

Ordered the endurance plus version. $209 for a...

Ordered the endurance plus version. $209 for a pair of bicycle tires. Wow. But I did it in honor of Queen Elizabeth because I know how much she loved big supple bicycle tires.
09-10-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By tyrion

Sorry I was a little snarky. First of all,...

Sorry I was a little snarky.

First of all, I'm not performance oriented, I'm more after that feel of just gliding over the road. Like many of us, I've been through the tire size progression 28mm...
09-09-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,034
Posted By tyrion

I just use 2 layers of tape. Or you can get thick...

I just use 2 layers of tape. Or you can get thick tape like Lizard Skins. There are tons of thick tape options these days.
09-08-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By tyrion

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Velo Orange Piolet - "the Cadillac of minivans of bikes"
09-08-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By tyrion

5mm, more or less.

5mm, more or less.
09-08-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By tyrion

I had a Breezer Radar and do recommend Breezer as...

I had a Breezer Radar and do recommend Breezer as a good value/budget line.
08-22-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

For the hip irony. I do love that character...

For the hip irony. I do love that character though. Really made the show.
08-22-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

I like them a lot. I had the 46mm Beacons and...

I like them a lot. I had the 46mm Beacons and liked them (bought them before the XL was available), but I'm 6'5" so I like everything big.
08-21-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

Parts were from my old bike. Deore 9 speed...

Parts were from my old bike.

Deore 9 speed RD
SLX FD
Microshift bar end shifters
11-36 9 speed cassette
Cheap Stylo 44-32-22 crank (it's held up really well)
GXP BB
TRP HY/RD brakes
Ritchey...
08-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

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All done. Probably get a shorter stem.
08-12-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By tyrion

I'd toe-in the brake pads about 1mm.

I'd toe-in the brake pads about 1mm.
08-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By tyrion

I've been able to mount tubeless tires with a...

I've been able to mount tubeless tires with a regular floor pump using this method:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rkbkjNvPdk&ab_channel=SydFixesBikes
07-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

Ok I bought a Piolet XL frameset for $595. It's...

Ok I bought a Piolet XL frameset for $595. It's all your fault.

;)
07-22-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

A Piotet frameset for $595 is tempting.

A Piotet frameset for $595 is tempting.
07-17-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By tyrion

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for...

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for those tires. I'd lower the pressure in 5 PSI increments, ride it and see how it feels. I bet it will feel best in the 25-30 PSI range. But lower the...
07-17-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By tyrion

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of...

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of rider and bike.

What is the pressure you run? Give us some details - tire model and size, tire pressure, and total weight on those tires.

For...
07-06-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By tyrion

You might check out this youtube channel: ...

You might check out this youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/hardtailparty

He's reviewed dozens of hardtails and has good perspective.
07-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes come in varying arm lengths. The longer...

V-brakes come in varying arm lengths. The longer the arm, the more cable pull is required.

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

If you have on hand a long arm V-brake, I'd put it on...
07-02-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By tyrion

You've done a very good job in training your...

You've done a very good job in training your wife. If only more husbands could be like you.

;)
06-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By tyrion

The Boardman ADV 8.9 looks significantly better...

The Boardman ADV 8.9 looks significantly better to me: wider gear range, tubeless tires/rims, better tires, thru-axles, etc.

And drop bars allow multiple hand positions which helps in longer rides.
06-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By tyrion

The brake system seems to be re-breaking-in as...

The brake system seems to be re-breaking-in as expected. Nevertheless I've ordered new pads. After I install the new pads, I'll sand down /clean the old ones as recommended and keep them as spares.
06-11-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By tyrion

Pro tip: don't put 7-Up on your rotors

I have a front basket, and I went to the local market just for a 6 pack of 7-up. One of the cans had a leak and it leaked on the front rotor and now I have a baked on layer of 7-up all over the...
06-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By tyrion

If the Miyata is "kitted up" that sounds like it...

If the Miyata is "kitted up" that sounds like it would have more wind resistance. Fatter tires and more upright riding position will have more wind resistance.

And you're probably not maintaining...
06-10-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By tyrion

I converted my bike from 2x9 to 3x9 and really...

I converted my bike from 2x9 to 3x9 and really that setup. Old 44/32/22 mountain cranksets are readily available. In addition to that you need a new FD, shifters (I used Microshift bar ends), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,713
Posted By tyrion

If you truly love the stockholders, you will.

If you truly love the stockholders, you will.
06-02-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By tyrion

My Cardiff is definitely shorter than my B17. ...

My Cardiff is definitely shorter than my B17.

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I'm...
06-02-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By tyrion

No hammers for me - I'm going to slather it with...

No hammers for me - I'm going to slather it with bees wax and put the heat gun on it.

The Cardiff is about half an inch shorter than my B17.
05-27-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By tyrion

Just received my Cardiff saddle. Leather is a...

Just received my Cardiff saddle. Leather is a hair thicker than my B17 and it seems stiffer than I remember a new B17 being.

Mounting rails are longer and tension adjustment uses regular tools.
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By tyrion

You're going to miss some very interesting chain...

You're going to miss some very interesting chain lube arguments. Some of the best chain lube arguments on the internet.
05-25-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,333
Posted By tyrion

According to this page...

According to this page https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-3-disc/p/35021/ the bike comes with a Shimano Deore M4100 shifter and according to this page...
05-25-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,333
Posted By tyrion

1) The drivetrain will probably get a little...

1) The drivetrain will probably get a little quieter as it breaks in.
2) 1x drivetrains will always have a little more (than 2x) cross-chain noise/vibration in the extreme gears.
3) You have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,135
Posted By tyrion

The Pacer wasn't designed for performance...

The Pacer wasn't designed for performance driving, it was for attracting the babes.

...
05-22-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,125
Posted By tyrion

I use an 8x10 Deardorff. ...

I use an 8x10 Deardorff.


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Hard to focus when riding,...
05-18-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By tyrion

https://velo-orange.com/collections/bags/products/...

https://velo-orange.com/collections/bags/products/day-tripper-saddle-bag?variant=33683662635145...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By tyrion

Sure. But I'd ditch the Wald mounting hardware...

Sure. But I'd ditch the Wald mounting hardware and get something like a rando rack and zip tie the basket to the rack.
05-12-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,805
Posted By tyrion

An integrated braking/shifting lever designed for...

An integrated braking/shifting lever designed for gravel roads will referred to as a grifter™.
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