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09-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 395
Posted By Badger6

OP, if you want a good set that will last spend...

OP, if you want a good set that will last spend the money to buy a good set. Rapha or Assos have proven the most durable for me. I ride 330-340 days a year, and generally have 5-6 bibs in rotation at...
09-23-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 395
Posted By Badger6

I won’t tell, I used several sets over a period...

I won’t tell, I used several sets over a period of years. My only gripe was the chamois quality was a bit sus.
09-23-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,060
Posted By Badger6

Sorry for the tardy reply. I guess if...

Sorry for the tardy reply.



I guess if they have no common sense, sure. The law/rules aren’t handcuffs. But is is quite clear that if a usable path exists, it is mandatory to use it. There are...
09-20-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By Badger6

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's...

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's worth a shot, as some "non tubeless ready" tires can be set up that way, but in my experience it's very hit or miss (usually miss), and with the...
09-19-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By Badger6

Kind of answered your own question here. It might...

Kind of answered your own question here. It might work. Personally, my time is much more important to me, I’d just get a set of tires that are tubeless ready, and there are many options, and be off...
09-18-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,060
Posted By Badger6

Unfortunately, in Belgium, it is very specific...

Unfortunately, in Belgium, it is very specific that if a bike lane (or path) is present, the cyclist MUST be in the designated space for the bicycles. I’ve been reminded of such by angry Belgian...
09-14-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,060
Posted By Badger6

In some countries, it is the law to ride on the...

In some countries, it is the law to ride on the bike lane if it is there…personally preference be damned.
09-14-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,159
Posted By Badger6

Almost there…doing my part. No dumpsters this...

Almost there…doing my part. No dumpsters this time, though, please people, let’s stay out of the dumpsters.
09-14-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Badger6

Planet X is on the shortlist.

Planet X is on the shortlist.
09-13-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Badger6

Yeah…that bike gives lots of of options, but the...

Yeah…that bike gives lots of of options, but the pricing is not right, for sure. Pity.
09-10-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Badger6

Shortened it even more! They’re so great, I’ve...

Shortened it even more! They’re so great, I’ve even replaced stock axles with theirs when I didn’t really need to. 100% support this content, check them out.
09-08-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 360,723
Posted By Badger6

Dirty Boar ‘22

An organized gravel ride/race in the Hautes Fagnes (High Fens) region of the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. The route is changed every year, but is generally between 165-175km with 2300-2600m of...
09-08-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By Badger6

From what I assume was the same chart at...

From what I assume was the same chart at bicyclerollingresistance.com at some point in the past, since I was going off memory. I doubt I spent much time studying it, since I don’t fret over grams or...
09-07-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 597
Posted By Badger6

Cassette is finished...even if the chain wasn't...

Cassette is finished...even if the chain wasn't worn, it was worn. That 11t is pretty worn, along with the next two cogs. But, based on the DruaAce lock ring, is that a DuraAce cassette? Maybe you...
09-07-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By Badger6

I think you're imagining differently than it...

I think you're imagining differently than it really is. I've had 4 punctures/cuts over the last 5 years. 2 were immediately obvious as requiring a tube (and a boot) due to the sidewall cut*. Sort of...
09-07-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By Badger6

Bench tests show that tubeless is marginally...

Bench tests show that tubeless is marginally (1-2W) lower than a latex tube for RR which is marginally lower (1-2W) than a butyl tube. It's not marketing, it's scientific. It's not enough to matter...
09-07-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By Badger6

To run lower pressures and roll faster. Which...

To run lower pressures and roll faster. Which covers about 95% of the people (Scientific WAG) who do it.
09-06-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Badger6

This is not an entry level whip. I bet with the...

This is not an entry level whip. I bet with the right motor, it's fast.
09-06-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Badger6

The GRX RDs by specification won't do this. The...

The GRX RDs by specification won't do this. The RDs that take up to a 42T large cog cassette are spec'd for 1x systems, because they don't have enough capacity to handle the chainring shift in the...
09-05-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Badger6

56cm or M/L depending on the sizing. I'll check...

56cm or M/L depending on the sizing. I'll check Bike24. We can buy VAT free from them. Good tip, thanks!
09-03-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Badger6

The hub spacing is modern standard: 12x100 F,...

The hub spacing is modern standard: 12x100 F, 12x142 R. Thru axles can be sourced if the current ones won't work (which I've advised him to replace anyhow due to a wonky design of the built in...
09-03-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By Badger6

If it doesn't "fit" you, it won't matter if it's...

If it doesn't "fit" you, it won't matter if it's made of unobtanium. Fit is critical. The geometry is the next bit, and that's where things get tough because each frame maker interprets differently...
09-01-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By Badger6

I’m going to politely disagree and agree at the...

I’m going to politely disagree and agree at the same time. Until April 2021, my gravel ride was 2015/16 vintage and cleared 35s max. I rolled 32mm slicks on it (inflated to 34), and they were perfect...
09-01-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Badger6

Help finding a gravel frame

Long story short…I infected a fellow Army officer with the gravel bug. He bought a “budget” bike a year ago, and he has been steadily logging the kms and incrementally upgrading things. It’s got...
09-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

They actually deployed this in the 14.0xb build...

They actually deployed this in the 14.0xb build about a month ago. My suspicion is that they removed it from the initial public releases due to a software issue they couldn’t resolve prior to device...
09-01-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

Aware…I typically get the push the morning of the...

Aware…I typically get the push the morning of the rollout announcements. Habitually when I get the notification of software, I try to look up the “updates,” and I frequently see nothing till later...
09-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

Yes. I’ve been using the beta releases since my...

Yes. I’ve been using the beta releases since my 1030. I’ve only had one “bad” experience with them. Typically, what I’ve noticed is that they are generally stable by the time they release firmware...
08-31-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

Mine is still on 14.19b. Not sure why it isn’t...

Mine is still on 14.19b. Not sure why it isn’t getting the push. But, from the description of 14.20 it’d be step change in the build number and nothing more for me.
08-29-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,472
Posted By Badger6

The EW-AD305 will allow using the newer...

The EW-AD305 will allow using the newer generation wiring with older gen systems…it appears that you’d need three total wires to make it work: two older gen (SD300 wires on the ends) with two of...
08-27-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,472
Posted By Badger6

Could you install the wire by inserting it from...

Could you install the wire by inserting it from the RD and pull it toward the BB? I had to do that on an older frame.
08-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Badger6

Interesting..page 6 here...

Interesting..page 6 here (https://hedcycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Hed_TechManual_03082018.pdf) says 20.
08-26-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Badger6

HED specifies the max psi of 20 on their Big Deal...

HED specifies the max psi of 20 on their Big Deal rims.
08-25-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Badger6

Trickle down? Yes! I'd be shocked if it doesn't...

Trickle down? Yes! I'd be shocked if it doesn't get the new tech...because that's how Shimano rolls.

Gearing? Maybe, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
08-25-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,387
Posted By Badger6

I can't speak for Android, as I use an iPhone 13,...

I can't speak for Android, as I use an iPhone 13, which is running the iOS 16 beta. The BT connectivity has been flawless for me since the start. It always, without any fail so far, connects to the...
08-24-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Badger6

The shift cable sounds like it is stretched...

The shift cable sounds like it is stretched beyond what the barrel adjuster can take up. Turn the barrel adjuster all the way in, loosen the cable at the RD, pull it tight, then reset the set screw...
08-24-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Badger6

Looking at the photo you provided that tire has...

Looking at the photo you provided that tire has no life left in it.

Based on your description, I assume you had them set up tubeless, which requires a good bead to get set. I am seriously...
08-24-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Badger6

You said "leaking" in the thread title, and state...

You said "leaking" in the thread title, and state air is being introduced into the brake lines (system?) when the bike is laid on its side in a car...are you sure?

If it was leaking, I think you'd...
08-23-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Badger6

I was being facetious based on personal...

I was being facetious based on personal experience. I only prefer working on the Shimano hydraulic brakes...in function, they both work equally as well.
08-23-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By Badger6

What pressure are you running the Pathfinders at?...

What pressure are you running the Pathfinders at? The tread is good on that tire for gravel, but the carcass of the Sport is pretty harsh (60tpi). Upgrading to the Pro tire would be a huge...
08-23-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Badger6

Not for gravel… Lack of a clutch for the 105...

Not for gravel…

Lack of a clutch for the 105 RD is simply enough to keep me away. GRX Di2 2x11 with a 46-30 crank and 11-32 cassette gets nearly the same low gear (~26 gi, the difference being the...
08-23-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Badger6

Because Rival AXS is only compatible with SRAM...

Because Rival AXS is only compatible with SRAM hydraulic brakes…
08-22-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,387
Posted By Badger6

I was riding with a buddy last Saturday, he had a...

I was riding with a buddy last Saturday, he had a 1030+ and I had a 1040. I built a route that turned back over itself multiple times in a small area (so we could climb the same hill on 2 unique...
08-18-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,076
Posted By Badger6

3/4 tights (knickers) were quite popular (I had a...

3/4 tights (knickers) were quite popular (I had a few sets as bibs) from the early 10s. But, most (all?) of the reputable clothing manufacturers follow race trends, and when the new pros in the late...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Badger6

I rode mostly direct to work this morning, then...

I rode mostly direct to work this morning, then ended up with 75km on the clock on the way home. A decent amount of the city, some of gravel, a few cobblestones (they’re all over this land), and...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Badger6

I know…I’m still American, not American’t. ...

I know…I’m still American, not American’t.



I only take the short route (which is not the shortest route, due to safety) when I’m on recovery days.
08-11-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Badger6

At the risk of raising the ire of people who get...

At the risk of raising the ire of people who get paid to fix bikes and are experts…I use anti-seize on basically anything that is threaded where the threads are not exposed. Anti-seize is grease with...
08-11-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,298
Posted By Badger6

Good find! Yeah, I believe the OPs problem was...

Good find! Yeah, I believe the OPs problem was exactly as Sauce described, someone prised the adjustment knob off, thus popping the circlip out, and then it went missing. Regardless, since it is not...
08-10-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Badger6

TBF, cxwrench my 30 minute estimate was both...

TBF, cxwrench my 30 minute estimate was both ends. Chuckles1 follow that general instruction, it'll get it done every time.
08-09-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Badger6

Intervals. Sudden loss of braking is quite rare,...

Intervals. Sudden loss of braking is quite rare, but catastrophic when it happens. I realize that brakes only slow you down...but, the thing is, most experienced riders slow only when they need to...
08-09-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Badger6

#1, get something that is glass. I've been...

#1, get something that is glass. I've been putting these types on my teenagers iPhones and iPads for several years and while I have had to replace numerous screen protectors, they've yet to scratch...
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