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07-21-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Toadmeister

Did you have a question? maybe try the...

Did you have a question?

maybe try the Gravel forum?
07-15-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,430
Posted By Toadmeister

Why this image HAS NOT been made into a line of...

Why this image HAS NOT been made into a line of cycling jerseys or shirts is a modern travesty.
07-12-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Toadmeister

I'm only gonna consider biking trails that are...

I'm only gonna consider biking trails that are off-road. Crossing a road or two is OK.
07-11-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Toadmeister

thanks, looked up David’s World Cycle, will give ...

thanks, looked up David’s World Cycle, will give them a call too.
07-11-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Toadmeister

Any bike paths off-road in the Orlando area the...

Any bike paths off-road in the Orlando area the hive here can recommend?
07-10-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Toadmeister

LOL, I don’t go on vacation to somewhere warm in...

LOL, I don’t go on vacation to somewhere warm in the winter to excersize indoors!
07-10-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Toadmeister

Disney World visit and biking

Planning a family trip for 5 this winter. Me and kids are all big SW fans so going to Disneyworld Galaxy Edge. Kids are teens now. I want to do some biking while I’m there. Not going to take...
07-05-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Toadmeister

i see what you did there…

i see what you did there…
Forum: Foo
06-30-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,748
Posted By Toadmeister

i started using PTC about 20 years ago but I...

i started using PTC about 20 years ago but I forget what the “nuke” was, explain!
06-29-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Toadmeister

cant edit the dang title…. My bad. thankxs...

cant edit the dang title…. My bad.

thankxs for recommendations. I have been leaning Shimano as I like their SLX on my Other bike. I’ll check out White Industries too.
Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,748
Posted By Toadmeister

My degree is a Bachelors of Science in Composite...

My degree is a Bachelors of Science in Composite Materials Engineering.

At one time in the late 90s, I was pretty knowledgeable on Carbon composite laminates. Carbon bikes were just taking off...
06-29-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Toadmeister

recommend-me-a-crankset-replacement for SRAM APEX 1x

My Apex 1x crankset has stripped at the retaining bolt and won’t hold any longer, time for a replacement and upgrade after ~3000 miles. I’m 6’4” 270# and pretty hard on things that move…. I’m not a...
06-18-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,032
Posted By Toadmeister

LOL, this forum is pretty mild compared to other...

LOL, this forum is pretty mild compared to other places I frequent. That said we to tend to focus on or bodies where the sun don’t shine here which makes discussions colorful.
06-14-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,032
Posted By Toadmeister

Jos Walsh sang of the Rocky Mountain Way and...

Jos Walsh sang of the Rocky Mountain Way and definitely did LOTS of drugs.

Ive seen them both in concert actually. Good times.
06-13-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,032
Posted By Toadmeister

John Denver got Rocky Mountain high. So there’s...

John Denver got Rocky Mountain high. So there’s that.
06-12-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By Toadmeister

yeah, Keto was BAD for me and muscle cramps. ...

yeah, Keto was BAD for me and muscle cramps.

Hard alcohol also bad for me. I can handle a beer if hydrated first.
06-11-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By Toadmeister

I too take Ibuprofen if needed but try to avoid...

I too take Ibuprofen if needed but try to avoid “taking a pill” to solve long-term problems.

About a year back I had surgery to remove a hyperactive Para-thyroid (your body has 4 of these), as...
06-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By Toadmeister

I switched to flats and it helped, but it didn’t...

I switched to flats and it helped, but it didn’t solve my muscle cramping in my Hip Flexor and interior quads.

I’m doing PT right now for this. there’s no one magic bullet. Seek out PT.

one...
06-06-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,824
Posted By Toadmeister

Good for him. I hear biking is really great for...

Good for him. I hear biking is really great for people with Parkinson’s.
06-02-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By Toadmeister

Yes. Go tubeless. Why you’d want to fart...

Yes. Go tubeless. Why you’d want to fart around this option is beyond me.
06-01-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By Toadmeister

My Gravel Bike (Jamis Renegade, 700x40 tires)...

My Gravel Bike (Jamis Renegade, 700x40 tires) became my (all) road bike as it is just so much more comfortable and versatile than my old skinny tire road bike. I don’t care about speed or racing. ...
05-31-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,561
Posted By Toadmeister

I started with a 40t chainring and 11-40t...

I started with a 40t chainring and 11-40t cassette on my Jamis Renegade. It’s pretty hilly in my area, I’m not racing, and I’m a 6’4” 270# Clyde so I switched to a 36t chainring. The hills got a...
05-30-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,776
Posted By Toadmeister

came here to post this. Mind you I can still...

came here to post this.

Mind you I can still get “flats” (like a nail puncture) with tubeless but much less likely and it is really self repairing for most everything but a sidewall gash. I’ve...
05-29-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By Toadmeister

[/size] Your not wrong on the paint scratch...

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Your not wrong on the paint scratch thing, but trucks are made to be used and abused. I always laugh at those “Bro” guys with shiny trucks and Big fuel guzzling engines that only use them...
05-18-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By Toadmeister

The #2 cause of flats is the first flat you had...

The #2 cause of flats is the first flat you had just fixed.
05-11-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Toadmeister

It’s like your trying to seek out porn when you...

It’s like your trying to seek out porn when you can just get the real thing instead?
05-09-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By Toadmeister

Shimano M6000 Hubs convert QR to 12mm TA?

Can these hubs be converted via an end cap swap or other part swap? They are the correct width for a road bike (100mm front, 142mm rear).

Got this set of QR wheels collecting dust but I could use...
05-08-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Toadmeister

thanks!

thanks!
05-08-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Toadmeister

Fitting 12mm TA non boost wheel hub into a 15mm-boost threaded TA boost fork

So I thought I was smart and bought a kit to convert my non boost wheel into boost spacing to fit on my Fargo boost fork. Problem is, I forgot my Fargo has a 15mm TA, where my wheels hub has a 12mm...
05-08-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By Toadmeister

Simliar to above, my Gravel Bike (Jamis Renegade,...

Simliar to above, my Gravel Bike (Jamis Renegade, steel frame) is my road bike. I have 2 wheel sets and typically ride pavement with the Schwable G-ones 38mm. Tubeless of course.

I used to have a...
05-03-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,938
Posted By Toadmeister

So all this time as a 270# Clydesdale I’ve been...

So all this time as a 270# Clydesdale I’ve been doing it wrong?
05-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,938
Posted By Toadmeister

Einstein’s Laws of Relativity accurately predict...

Einstein’s Laws of Relativity accurately predict your mass increases as you approach the speed of light, so...
05-03-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,324
Posted By Toadmeister

Update: I added a hose clamp above the seat...

Update:

I added a hose clamp above the seat post clamp. I still need to (over) tighten for the system to work, but it has been working. My Whiskey post is getting a little bit chewed up and...
05-02-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,081
Posted By Toadmeister

Cool, thanks for explaining. Not arguing your...

Cool, thanks for explaining. Not arguing your wrong.

I prefer the steel for 2 reasons, ride comfort (reduced road chatter) and higher fatigue life. I’ve had too many load-bearing aluminum...
05-02-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Toadmeister

Doesn't their webpage state what steel (Reynolds)...

Doesn't their webpage state what steel (Reynolds) the frame is?

I have a 2019 Renegade, love it.
05-01-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,081
Posted By Toadmeister

purely curious, why don’t you like skinny steel...

purely curious, why don’t you like skinny steel tubes?
04-18-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By Toadmeister

Love my steel 2019 Renegade and I’m a 6’4” 270#...

Love my steel 2019 Renegade and I’m a 6’4” 270# Clyde. Only problem I’ve had is the seat post sliding down, see my thread in this sub-forum.

I originally bought my Renegade to replace my Trek...
04-18-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Toadmeister

m $0.02 go with the wider tire for comfort. ...

m $0.02 go with the wider tire for comfort. Speed difference is probably negligible, in fact the wider tire may be faster on gravel.
04-18-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,081
Posted By Toadmeister

I might have missed it, but have you considered...

I might have missed it, but have you considered or tried out 650b wheels?

my wife is similar sized to you and got her the Kona Rove, 650b. Tires are 47mm WTB Ventures and Very comfy. Tubeless...
04-17-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Toadmeister

I’m 6’4” 270” and love my Brooks, I have 3...

I’m 6’4” 270” and love my Brooks, I have 3 different models.

C19 Carved is my newest favorite. Has required no break in. My other leather B17 took a LONG time to break in.
04-15-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,909
Posted By Toadmeister

whomever claimed tubeless made the ride worse was...

whomever claimed tubeless made the ride worse was an idiot, There I said it.

I can understand someone complaining about setting them up, inflated and sealed, sealant added the first time. But...
04-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,607
Posted By Toadmeister

same here, except maybe a few times. You...

same here, except maybe a few times. You eventually build a special awareness of your pedals teeth and learn to subconsciously avoid them.
04-12-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,909
Posted By Toadmeister

as a big Clydesdale myself, I much prefer the...

as a big Clydesdale myself, I much prefer the comfort of a steel bike over aluminum on roads. The steel eats up the chatter better and I tend to actual break things made of aluminum over time. I used...
04-11-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,909
Posted By Toadmeister

I’m 6’4” 270#. I ride a Jamis Renegade for...

I’m 6’4” 270#.

I ride a Jamis Renegade for road and light gravel and trail , 1x11 SRAM Apex 1, drop bars.

I ride a salsa Fargo with 2.8” wide tires for mostly off-road, bikepacking, single...
04-03-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Toadmeister

Ditch the saddle? ...

Ditch the saddle?


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04-02-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,324
Posted By Toadmeister

I just ordered one, thanks for the idea. I...

I just ordered one, thanks for the idea.

I also put a new bolt in my Salsa collar on my Fargo. The internal hex head was starting to round from over-tourqing it. I’m going to get a stronger bolt...
04-02-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Toadmeister

Appropriate GIF: ...

Appropriate GIF:


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03-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Toadmeister

Ive had the same problems with 27.2mm seat posts,...

Ive had the same problems with 27.2mm seat posts, no shim. Unfortunately the problem is my 270# body.....
03-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Toadmeister

no joke, you wrote that and described everything...

no joke, you wrote that and described everything really well.
03-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,065
Posted By Toadmeister

You won’t earn any points with the bike bunnies,...

You won’t earn any points with the bike bunnies, unless they don’t notice. Just distract them with the bulge in your shorts.
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