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05-18-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By tyrion

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

https://velo-orange.com/collections/bags/products/day-tripper-saddle-bag?variant=33683662635145...
05-14-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,219
Posted By VegasJen

Several people have asked me about triathlons and...

Several people have asked me about triathlons and how I do them. My standard reply is it's 50% physical, but 100% psychological. Your mind will quit long before your body will.
05-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's an 11 speed crank. How many speed chain &...

It's an 11 speed crank.
How many speed chain & cassette?

This is how I make a quick in situ chain length measurement.
Put the chain on BIG:BIG.
You should have between 1 to 2" slack....
05-07-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,735
Posted By OldsCOOL

I ride alone, yeahhhhh all by myself…

I ride alone, yeahhhhh all by myself…
05-06-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,792
Posted By superdex

I got an email today ...

I got an email today
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5-6 weeks is looking like it's spot on. Tick tock tick...
04-15-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,084
Posted By BobbyG

I rack my pack like this: ...

I rack my pack like this:
https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
04-09-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By mstateglfr

The clicking in my saddle/seatpost is finally gone!

Praise the cycling gods, my bike is once again silent.

In 2020 I started to hear a clicking sound when I would shift on the saddle or stand up. Taking the saddle and seatpost off and regreasing...
03-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,186
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I don't record, monitor or care about performance...

I don't record, monitor or care about performance or distance stats, mine or anybody else's. The only "stats" of concern to me are a yes or no answer to the questions "did I arrive at my destination...
03-27-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,859
Posted By tomato coupe

So little time, so many bike setups to criticize...

So little time, so many bike setups to criticize ... and gearing choices ... and frame material ... and tire widths ... and brake types ...

But, seriously, have you noticed the socks some people...
03-17-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,025
Posted By Paul Barnard

Let me see if I can break this down for you. ...

Let me see if I can break this down for you.

This is a safety and advocacy forum. Let's start with some definitions.

Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause

Safety is the...
03-11-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 3,669,233
Posted By Ubie

Shakedown ride. Cannondale Topstone 1. Nothing...

Shakedown ride. Cannondale Topstone 1. Nothing fell off, was able to adjust the seat properly. Need more time in the saddle to let me seat bones get used to it....
03-09-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 3,669,233
Posted By ColonelSanders

Thrashing out the issues they did, was still...

Thrashing out the issues they did, was still informative, it would be a pity to delete those posts.
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By dmark

+1 With the flutes perhaps no need to pour...

+1
With the flutes perhaps no need to pour through bottom bracket.
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By SurferRosa

Use a shot glass full of half ATF and half...

Use a shot glass full of half ATF and half acetone. And wait ... and wait ... and wait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By dmark

Penetraitng oils may help but before that I would...

Penetraitng oils may help but before that I would remove the crank and bottom bracket, turn bike upside down and pour ammonia then wait a few days. I would try this before penetrating oil eg...
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Here is a list of Trek Serial Numbers....

:foo:

Here is a list of Trek Serial Numbers. (http://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNumbers.htm) I think that puts your bike as 1982.

I'm not sure of the model, but I presume it is a reasonably...
02-26-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By Wildwood

I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum. When I...

I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum.
When I ride it is about:
exercise and spinning+breathing
the smells of being outdoors,
the sounds of tires on pavement/gravel,
the awareness of my...
02-20-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,844
Posted By mstateglfr

Took my main road bike out today for a fun 20mi...

Took my main road bike out today for a fun 20mi ride on rural pavement. I mapped out a bunch of roads I've never been on and ends up one was actually gravel for a handful of miles. Fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By indyfabz

Why would you even entertain the idea?

Why would you even entertain the idea?
02-12-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 258,315
Posted By Karmajack

Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x45 Tubeless ...

Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x45 Tubeless
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02-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 258,315
Posted By ecteer

I got a new gravel bike ...

I got a new gravel bike
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Forum: Touring
02-07-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,492
Posted By RH Clark

How close are you to a national forest? I am only...

How close are you to a national forest? I am only 5 miles of rural back roads from the Bankhead NF in North Alabama. The dirt forest roads here aren't extreme. I've done 40 miles there on 30mm...
01-26-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26,323
Views: 2,832,933
Posted By Chickenwings

a) I'm not a biker but I've been riding lately...

a) I'm not a biker but I've been riding lately for 3-4 days a week.
b) I'm not a gravel guy but there is the opportunity to ride some beautiful paths like the one you show here in AZ....Makes me...
01-23-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,162
Posted By ussprinceton

I'm 5'10" - 5'11", so, I ride a 56cm road bike...

I'm 5'10" - 5'11", so, I ride a 56cm road bike and a (L)arge mountain bike
01-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By mstateglfr

Gotcha. I agree- AC is not a price leader and...

Gotcha. I agree- AC is not a price leader and doesn't position itself as one.
With that said, their heat treated quality steel frame with carbon fork(Columbus or Wiskey depending on year) is...
01-23-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,844
Posted By HTupolev

Near Pilchuck. ...

Near Pilchuck.

https://i.imgur.com/TVFztGt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Vnhyved.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fpEuOuz.jpg
01-22-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By jhonny45

Off-roading is a thrill. I like to cycle on...

Off-roading is a thrill. I like to cycle on unpaved ways.
01-21-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By ofajen

Yeah I take that for granted around here, being...

Yeah I take that for granted around here, being able to get on our trail system and ride for hours without any stops, noise, cars or stress. No stop and go at all. Iím grateful.

Otto
01-18-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe ...

Maybe
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because
01-17-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By sovende

Never heard of Ghost Crow before but quick...

Never heard of Ghost Crow before but quick internet search tells me that even their entry level model should be able to be set up to work without major issues. Take it to a reputable local bike shop...
01-14-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By bruce19

Tube? What's a tube?

Tube? What's a tube?
01-14-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think this is the essence of it (where "doesn't...

I think this is the essence of it (where "doesn't suck" means "more capable") with respect to road bikes. I think the main issue is whether you are looking at it from the point of view of a...
01-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By indyfabz

I've ridden the paved road alternative--U.S. 93...

I've ridden the paved road alternative--U.S. 93 and MT 43--three times during tours. Nice, but doesn't compare. And it adds 4 miles more of climbing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 156,731
Posted By Velo Vol

Relax. For better or worse, you're not going to...

Relax. For better or worse, you're not going to convince this bunch of much at all. I've tried, and they don't get it.
01-12-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By Rolla

At least you've convinced yourself....

At least you've convinced yourself. Congratulations.
01-12-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By mcours2006

You're making me drool with these pics!

You're making me drool with these pics!
01-11-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By Rolla

Right -- I mean, just look at the "marketing BS"...

Right -- I mean, just look at the "marketing BS" these guys are racing 200 miles on:
...
01-11-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By mcours2006

The versatility of gravel bike is the reason one...

The versatility of gravel bike is the reason one of my friends has gone to the one-bike stable. He swaps out the 40-mm gravel tires for 25-mm road tires when he rides on the road. We do a ton of...
01-11-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By indyfabz

+1. Over the years Iíve been incorporating more...

+1. Over the years Iíve been incorporating more and more gravel roads into otherwise road touring routes. In doing so, Iíve seen a lot of cool stuff, often in complete solitude. Fortunately, my Surly...
01-11-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By Rolla

That might have been true ten years ago, but it's...

That might have been true ten years ago, but it's a vast oversimplification now. Between the geometry, drivetrain, brakes, posts, suspension, and braze-ons, about the only thing they have in common...
01-11-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By PeteHski

So are you buying a gravel bike just because of...

So are you buying a gravel bike just because of the "marketing" or because you actually think they are a good idea? From your post above it seems like the latter to me. For me pure marketing is...
01-11-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By subgrade

It's quite the opposite where I live: I have at...

It's quite the opposite where I live: I have at least 400 m of gravel from my front door to the closest asphalt road, so I literally cannot have a ride without any gravel. There are at max a handful...
01-10-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,619
Posted By GhostRider62

Because cagers are killing us with impunity

Because cagers are killing us with impunity
01-04-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,976
Posted By Paul Barnard

I did finish the build with the help of my LBS! ...

I did finish the build with the help of my LBS! I have done over 100 miles on local roads and paved paths. It's truly the perfect bike for my style. I have a hunch my other bikes are going to be...
12-31-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,844
Posted By franswa

Last one of 2021

Needed approx 30 miles to break 1000 gravel miles

...
12-30-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By shelbyfv

Your bike will be fine. Put a rack on it and...

Your bike will be fine. Put a rack on it and bungee your gear. Try to recruit a friend (your own age) for safety and companionship. Be careful on the internet. Even on BF we had a close call a...
12-22-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,351
Posted By BrazAd

OP: I ended up buying a '21 Salsa Warbird this...

OP: I ended up buying a '21 Salsa Warbird this past Saturday with 2x. Maybe it's because that's what I already have on my road bike and my previous gravel bike, but I still like the option of more...
12-19-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,844
Posted By franswa

A very early and drizzly first ride on the newly...

A very early and drizzly first ride on the newly mounted Gravelking SKs

...
12-16-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,351
Posted By mstateglfr

newb coming in strong with the heat! I will...

newb coming in strong with the heat!
I will just add that in the middle 8 or so cogs on my 2x11 gravel bike, the jumps are smaller than if I had a 1x11. Its sequential, unlike your claim, and its...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,293
Posted By seypat

People are build differently and have different...

People are build differently and have different engines/drivetrains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCLvqN9kwuo
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