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07-13-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,855
Posted By dwmckee

Nice choice! And US made frame...

Nice choice! And US made frame...
07-11-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By dwmckee

Conti Gtorskin hardshells are really mediocre on...

Conti Gtorskin hardshells are really mediocre on road and are completely unsuitable for gravel. Put on either a 38 MM Compass tire or a 38 MM Vittoria Terreno Dry, drop your pressure to 40 PSI or so...
07-11-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 994
Posted By dwmckee

There are a lot of things you can do to mitigate...

There are a lot of things you can do to mitigate that, but before everyone chimes in. can you answer a few questions:
- What was your riding background before this?
- What bike are you riding?
-...
06-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,780
Posted By dwmckee

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!...

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!

Let's hope the UCI stays out of gravel, they would take all of the fun out of it...
06-07-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By dwmckee

The Gravel Kings are made in 32mm and a great...

The Gravel Kings are made in 32mm and a great choice for that width.
06-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,582
Posted By dwmckee

Good article: Global Bicycle Production Hit By...

Good article: Global Bicycle Production Hit By Supply Chain Delay | J99news...
05-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By dwmckee

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar...

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar gravel bike and started with proper gravel bike dimensions for the owner then tried to make them work on the MTB frame. The handlebars had to be right...
05-25-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,855
Posted By dwmckee

Your dream gravel bike

Okay, there has not been much here to read lately so I'll throw in a topic for conversation. If cost and parts availability were no option, what is your dream gravel bike? I'll put mine out there...
05-19-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By dwmckee

I agree with these choices and would add the...

I agree with these choices and would add the Bruce Gordon Rock N Road. Though as stated width means more than tread in this case.
05-14-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By dwmckee

In square taper cranks it is very easy to shim...

In square taper cranks it is very easy to shim out jist the drive side of the crank with a piece of shim stock on two sides of the square taper, effectively making it a wee bit thicker and that...
05-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By dwmckee

If you do not cross-chain drastically then not...

If you do not cross-chain drastically then not such a problem. And very precise tuning can get it pretty good. You could see if the mechanic could shim out your crank to the right side a millimeter...
05-13-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By dwmckee

If the chain is rubbing the side of the large...

If the chain is rubbing the side of the large chain ring when in higher gears on the small front chain ring it could be due to a chainline problem. GRX cranks are spaced outward an additional 2.5mm...
05-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,391
Posted By dwmckee

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet...

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet gravel riding.
(2) Maybe see 2 - 3 cars all day. On some rides we see more horses and Amish carts than cars.
(3) beautiful scenery that gets me away...
04-29-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 210,290
Posted By dwmckee

Nice Ritchey!

Nice Ritchey!
04-29-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 210,290
Posted By dwmckee

I'd let go of the 25s and just ride the 38s for...

I'd let go of the 25s and just ride the 38s for everything...
04-28-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By dwmckee

I ride both standard and extra lights, have not...

I ride both standard and extra lights, have not yet tried endurance. I have mot had a flat in years and I ride average of 60 - 70% gravel overall. They are reasonably durable, but not as durable as...
04-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By dwmckee

Forget about tank size and get the shortest...

Forget about tank size and get the shortest fattest hose you can get on it with extra large fittings (inside diameter) and a free-flowing fill valve like the Park or other. Take out the valve core. ...
04-27-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By dwmckee

I know this is common wisdom, but Ted King, Lael...

I know this is common wisdom, but Ted King, Lael Wilcox and Jan Heine all three agree that quality 650b tires are as fast as any 700C. And they try LOTS of tires... They mostly ride 650B now if you...
04-26-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By dwmckee

Slicks on gravel is my most common choice as long...

Slicks on gravel is my most common choice as long as I do not have too much pressure. If I expect sand, mud or much wet grass then I look for some tread.
04-26-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By dwmckee

I have owned two Ti bikes now and spent a lot of...

I have owned two Ti bikes now and spent a lot of money on them. My advice for gravel riding is that carbon frames beat the heck out of Ti in every way except for lifetime durability. And as far as...
04-26-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By dwmckee

The older you get the more you appreciate the...

The older you get the more you appreciate the smaller steps between gears on 2x. So much easier to find the right gear.
04-26-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By dwmckee

Not sure what your price range is but the Shimano...

Not sure what your price range is but the Shimano GRX wheelset is great and at $418 for the set it is a great value. Very durable and easy to service bearings. The Byways are pretty slow and I'd...
04-18-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,125
Posted By dwmckee

Just me thinking out loud, but you have way too...

Just me thinking out loud, but you have way too little tire underneath you. Can you go up to a 38 or 40?
04-17-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By dwmckee

Badger6 has it covered very well.

Badger6 has it covered very well.
04-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,125
Posted By dwmckee

40 mm clearance is plenty for the riding you...

40 mm clearance is plenty for the riding you describe and even rougher gravel. Though wider is always better! The Giant really is a fantastic value, why was that one crossed off of your list? ...
04-16-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By dwmckee

As far as 1x chain drops, we rarely have...

As far as 1x chain drops, we rarely have customers come in with that complaint. With one exception. There was a certain model and year bike that we sold a few years ago that had an...
04-13-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By dwmckee

There are several low profile single ring chain...

There are several low profile single ring chain keepers available out there... I'm just sayin...
04-13-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By dwmckee

Nice! Did you have your technique down so you...

Nice! Did you have your technique down so you could jam on the horn button with your knee! It is a shame kids now have little interest in the freedom of a bike... My friend's bike with the Bendix...
04-12-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,853
Posted By dwmckee

That was it! Must have been a Bendix then. I...

That was it! Must have been a Bendix then. I was too poor to have one back then so I was on a single speed. Who knew I was a cool single speeder before it was so fashionable!
04-09-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By dwmckee

That is probably the most popular gravel bike we...

That is probably the most popular gravel bike we sell. We have not received a single one yet this year from Jamis and we are a pretty large Jamsi dealer.
04-08-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By dwmckee

What shop did you get the Renegade from. They ae...

What shop did you get the Renegade from. They ae still hard to come by!
04-08-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By dwmckee

If they only support 700x28 they do seem pretty...

If they only support 700x28 they do seem pretty outdated for a gravel bike. If you can still find them, be sure tire clearance, fender clearance brake mounts, fork, axle style. bottle mounts, rack...
04-08-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,582
Posted By dwmckee

That was right out of the Wall Street Journal...

That was right out of the Wall Street Journal from a few weeks ago. Consider bulk carriers include chemicals, fertilizer, LNG, crude oil, iron ore scrap paper (not so much anymore), etc. Just about...
04-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,579
Posted By dwmckee

Clipless pedals are almost always number one as...

Clipless pedals are almost always number one as many bikes come with no pedals or really cheap ones that are good for little else than a demo ride. Then just about every new bike comes with mediocre...
03-31-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 210,290
Posted By dwmckee

Just a heads up, I love the look of these but I...

Just a heads up, I love the look of these but I rode a set of these for the first time on a century last year and they really ate me up with high rolling resistane. I am back to Schwalbe G-ones...
03-30-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By dwmckee

Hilly with high dense canopy of old growth and...

Hilly with high dense canopy of old growth and lots of summer shade for me. Generally trails following creek beds are most scenic and have some cool spots for a break. The flats are all paved in PA...
03-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,295
Posted By dwmckee

But there is fair chance the 42 tooth will not...

But there is fair chance the 42 tooth will not work with current derailleur and chain. With the 36 tooth you are probably 95% likely to have no problems with current setup. The 34 to 36 tooth is...
03-28-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,295
Posted By dwmckee

Just do not cross-chain the big-big combination. ...

Just do not cross-chain the big-big combination. You should not do that anyway. When you ave the cassette on and while bike is in a stand clowly and CAREFULLY hand crank the bike and work your way...
03-28-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,301
Posted By dwmckee

You would not have the general gravel bike...

You would not have the general gravel bike advantages of lower botton bracket for stability, more relaxed fork angle for better handling in loose gravel and more compliant frame for long distance...
03-28-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,295
Posted By dwmckee

You can definitely go to a 36 tooth cassette in...

You can definitely go to a 36 tooth cassette in the rear with no issues (your current chain likely will cover that extra small amount. of reach) and that will give you about the same lowest gear as...
03-25-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,582
Posted By dwmckee

And if you still think it is lazy manufacturers: ...

And if you still think it is lazy manufacturers:
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A fly in the...
03-22-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,582
Posted By dwmckee

You are going to get lots of opinions on this but...

You are going to get lots of opinions on this but the answer really is "it depends." There are a lot of barely used bikes out there and some demos that have been ridden but still are eligible for...
03-18-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By dwmckee

We usse Schwalbe tire mounting fluid to lubricate...

We usse Schwalbe tire mounting fluid to lubricate tubeless tire beads most of the time to assist with the tighter beads in tubeless. Almost never have a problem that way. Schwalbe can void the tire...
03-17-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,754
Posted By dwmckee

Good comments here, but if the 42 is too high...

Good comments here, but if the 42 is too high going to a 40 is not enough of a change, go 38 and if that was too far (unlikely) go back to 40 as rings are cheap.
03-09-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,582
Posted By dwmckee

I do have an update to post. The shortage could...

I do have an update to post. The shortage could easily extend into 2022 as well. Many brands are already planning 2022 production and have told dealers that they may be rationed for 2022 ordering...
03-08-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By dwmckee

The best I know of from your description would be...

The best I know of from your description would be a Jamis Renegade (carbon) or a Salsa Warbird. Both adapt well to bike packing and rough roads while being great on pavement as well. The Cervelos...
02-19-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,582
Posted By dwmckee

We do customer part installations all of the...

We do customer part installations all of the time. Surprisingly folks often pay the same price online as we charge in the shop for the same part, sometimes they even pay more actually. I think for...
02-17-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,097
Posted By dwmckee

Free Beer and Free Whiskey?

Well, I have to say I ane utterly inspired by theHow Many Bottle Openers? thread.

So now I am curious. Our shop offers free beer and free whiskey half-shots to customers over 21. No purchase...
02-12-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,654
Posted By dwmckee

We custom build gravel bikes for some racers and...

We custom build gravel bikes for some racers and some builds easily exceed $5K. Several clients specify cable actuated Hy/RD or Spyre calipers for their reliability and durability. They are proven...
02-11-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,654
Posted By dwmckee

The TRP Spyre and Hy/RD are well known excellent...

The TRP Spyre and Hy/RD are well known excellent calipers.
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