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09-14-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By Moisture

its a really strange way to determine bike...

its a really strange way to determine bike choice... changing to thinner tires is stranger still.
09-13-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 664
Posted By Moisture

the answer to this seems glaringly simple to me....

the answer to this seems glaringly simple to me. drive side is on the right. your right leg will obviously have an easier time putting down power as a result. your left leg will have to compensate...
09-13-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Moisture

felt claims the bike is 23lb on their website....

felt claims the bike is 23lb on their website. this is not heavy at all. if you want lighter, it is far less likely you'll find something super comfortable to match, you will be looking at higher...
09-13-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,301
Posted By Moisture

I find that it depends on the width of the saddle...

I find that it depends on the width of the saddle you are using.
09-13-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Moisture

Driveline out of Taiwan make some fantastic crank...

Driveline out of Taiwan make some fantastic crank arms in sizes up to 220mm, and will mail them to you for much cheaper than Zinn cycles, just so you know.

It would depend on your bottom bracket...
08-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Moisture

Oh.. okay. Thank you

Oh.. okay. Thank you
08-15-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Moisture

interesting tip with the knees. do you...

interesting tip with the knees.

do you have/tried any modern xxl frames?
08-15-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Moisture

LOL i am assuming you know, that there is a...

LOL

i am assuming you know, that there is a mistake on that ad? it looks like a 54cm!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By Moisture

Go as thick as you can fit into your frame. ...

Go as thick as you can fit into your frame.

Or get a gravel bike. The geometry on mine is almost identical to a typical road bike; just clearance for wider tires. The 650b wheelset on mine will...
08-14-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Moisture

Controltech Gravel Drop Bars..

I was checking out the specs for the Whyte Glencoe and noticed that the size XL comes with 48cm bars. Now this is pretty rare to see, as most XL bikes I see come with 46cm (borderline too narrow for...
08-12-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 561
Posted By Moisture

Do you mean chainstays? probably a combination of...

Do you mean chainstays? probably a combination of longe reach as well as top tube length would be needed too. These vintage bikes were designed with compatively longer chainstays, and short top tube...
08-12-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By Moisture

This bike has very good components on it. Those...

This bike has very good components on it. Those single digit 5 brakes are awesome.
08-06-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Moisture

I'm not saying that Panaracer specifically sells...

I'm not saying that Panaracer specifically sells tires rebranded from Chaoyang, but if you think that they manufacture tires specifically for themselves, by themselves, in their own factory, this is...
08-03-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Moisture

That's great to hear.

That's great to hear.
07-31-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Moisture

Looking up geometry of both frames quick, It...

Looking up geometry of both frames quick, It would appear to me that the Garneau fits pretty small. The GT Grade seems to offer a somewhat more releastic fit (at least in my size,) but it is still...
07-31-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Moisture

Take a look at Chaoyang tires - just do a quick...

Take a look at Chaoyang tires - just do a quick search on google. A fraction of whatever you would consider to be a "normal price.." every bit as good, if not better. Don't waste your money on a...
07-31-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Moisture

Diameter makes a difference, just like width...

Diameter makes a difference, just like width does. The bike industry would have largely relied on just one diameter of wheel if this were the case.

Maybe 26" will be the best choice for you. or...
07-31-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Moisture

I would say, 99% wrong.

I would say, 99% wrong.
07-28-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Moisture

My experience with a proper hard tail includes a...

My experience with a proper hard tail includes a felt doctrine. Steep head angle for mtb, huge 29" wheels, 100mm suspension fork makes for a ride that conquers some pretty nasty terrain with speed...
07-28-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By Moisture

The fastest bike will be the one you feel most in...

The fastest bike will be the one you feel most in tune with, both with components and geometry of the frame.

Things such as gearing, tires will only benefit the rider if the rest of the bike is...
07-27-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Moisture

I am 190cm tall and I feel like 27.5/650b still...

I am 190cm tall and I feel like 27.5/650b still fits me better, I am not exactly short.

Again, I have both, love both. The bikes are very different in geometry, intended use/feel and are each...
07-27-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Moisture

whatever trends the market tries to push onto us...

whatever trends the market tries to push onto us is 99% irrelevant to me. I prefer 27.5ers and couldn't possible care less whether the market tries to move away from them or not. They exist. You can...
07-27-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Moisture

You might want to take a look into something such...

You might want to take a look into something such as the Salsa Fargo or Cutthroat - fantastic options for what you are looking for.

I have a 650b gravel bike and a 29er MTB.

The 29er will take...
07-27-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Moisture

Carbon... does not mean that it may be...

Carbon... does not mean that it may be potentially "compliant" the way you're thinking. The stiffest bikes I have ever ridden were Carbon.

I had a Trek FX 7.3 last year. Loved it. The long...
07-27-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Moisture

get a foam roller plus massage gun and get to...

get a foam roller plus massage gun and get to work on those areas. Find some RMTs who specialize working deep tissue, they will be very helpful for you. Supplement this with stretching. work around...
07-27-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By Moisture

that one with the curly bars on it.

that one with the curly bars on it.
07-27-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Moisture

I would go slightly less overall reach and...

I would go slightly less overall reach and slightly lower bar drop on a bike dedicated to tarmac. the difference would be pretty marginal when attributing that my gravel grinder will have somewhat...
07-25-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

I have since then forgotten about it. I haven't...

I have since then forgotten about it. I haven't used this bike for a while, in favour of my e bike and occasionally the Felt. The rear tire kept going flat after a tubeless conversion with tires...
07-13-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Moisture

sigh, does passively putting down others really...

sigh, does passively putting down others really help make you feel better, shelby?
07-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,068
Posted By Moisture

Rolla The way I am holding the bar now, my grip...

Rolla The way I am holding the bar now, my grip is swept back about 2.5-3cm behind the stem clamp line, at the very most. It is equivalent to having a 120mm or so stem with regular bars.
07-13-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,068
Posted By Moisture

I read on a sizing chart somewhere - I believe it...

I read on a sizing chart somewhere - I believe it was canyon? Can't remember. But they said if you are between sizes, and your arm span is longer than your height, go a size up.

I am 190cm, with...
07-13-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,068
Posted By Moisture

If your arm span is longer than average, you will...

If your arm span is longer than average, you will probably feel more inclined to go a size up. Or vice versa.
07-13-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,389
Posted By Moisture

Even if those pinch bolts/ preload bolts are...

Even if those pinch bolts/ preload bolts are tightened to the correct spec, some designs will still loosen unless you use a bit of thread locker.
07-13-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Moisture

Hey man, I believe I mentioned earlier that the...

Hey man, I believe I mentioned earlier that the original cassette was replaced to try a slightly different ratio spread. It was showing some signs of wear, but still had plenty of life left.

My...
07-12-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Moisture

150mm Stem - Trek Verve +2

After about half a year of riding pretty regularly on the 110mm stem I got off eBay, i jumped on this 150mm Tioga stem pictured in the photo below. It feels much better now. The 5cm drop/rise in my...
07-11-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Moisture

So far I have decided to leave my front chainring...

So far I have decided to leave my front chainring stock. the change in gearing (from stock 11-36 to 12-36 worked really well in the relatively flat area I used to live in, but my bike would be better...
07-01-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Moisture

E-Bike Maintenance...

I have a Trek E bike with the Bosch mid motor system. Almost 2500km now.

So far all I've replaced mechanically was the rear cassette and chain.

The front brake pads are nearing replacement....
07-01-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,288
Posted By Moisture

veganbikes I biked about 52km in just under two...

veganbikes I biked about 52km in just under two hours yesterday, on my ebike. I took about 3 quick breaks throughout. My back started to get somewhat sore, due to my handlebar drop. But as long as...
Replies: 46
Views: 1,263
Posted By Moisture

WOw. what is the asking price?

WOw. what is the asking price?
06-30-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,853
Posted By Moisture

I ordered the corner bars in size 54cm. They were...

I ordered the corner bars in size 54cm. They were more than 700mm from bar end to bar end. Way too wide for me.

The 10cm drop is pretty substantial for a flat bar bike, when paired with the extra...
06-25-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

Luckily with my long inseam and the design of...

Luckily with my long inseam and the design of this frame, I have the freedom of lowering the stem below baseline, which essentially puts me into a race position (plus a little extra chainstay length...
06-25-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

I agree with you. Ultimately, future options...

I agree with you. Ultimately, future options would probably involve some sort of gravel race /cyclocross bike to keep things entertaining, while this one sticks around as a more comfort oriented...
06-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pxl_20220625_143655743_ea14b5f1709ea18bb4eda6c5ca03c213e72c2a5b.jpg...
06-25-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

koala logs I just noticed those marks on my bars...

koala logs I just noticed those marks on my bars in post #79. Not sure where they are from. I hold the bars in a position where I can easily reach the bottom part of the brake levers with my...
06-25-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

My posture is typically convex on my bikes bit I...

My posture is typically convex on my bikes bit I typically make a conscious effort to maintain a more or less neutral posture through the back when I ride.

This bike comes with a 110mm stem as...
06-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

It sure does look like it in the photos. ...

It sure does look like it in the photos.

Not at all in person.

Im not disregarding the fit of a professional. But I know how to set up my bike now.
06-23-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Moisture

"Road VS. MTB style Frame Fit"

On average, most of the gravel bikes I see, have a top tube, Reach and chainstay length maybe 10mm longer than a standard road bike. There are bikes such as the specialized diverge or Whyte Glencoe,...
06-23-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By Moisture

I should have added that my shoulder width is...

I should have added that my shoulder width is 48cm. How do wide bars affect my comfort and fit? Very positively. How do bars which are TOO wide affect my fit? Not so much.

Anything from roughly...
06-22-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

I am excited to say that I have finally reached...

I am excited to say that I have finally reached my next major breakthrough with my frame fit... Since my inseam is about 2cm longer than average, assuming that these bikes are designed around the...
06-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,593
Posted By Moisture

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your...

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your calves during cycling - to keep your spin smooth during the lumpy part of your spin - pulling up and out of the dead spot.
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