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12-10-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By jeffreythree

I like my Garmin FR35. Picked it up as a refurb...

I like my Garmin FR35. Picked it up as a refurb unit for about $75 a couple of months ago. I did not know it only held 7 activities, but it synchs with Garmin Connect (plus strava and training...
12-08-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By jeffreythree

I converted my old trek rigid mtb with an old...

I converted my old trek rigid mtb with an old riser stem, drop bars, rl520 levers, and bar end shifters. You are better off buying a gravel bike before you start swapping out wheels and forks.
11-22-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 218,247
Posted By jeffreythree

Installed a set of Vee Rubber Speedster 26x2.125"...

Installed a set of Vee Rubber Speedster 26x2.125" tires today. I turned my old Trek 920 into a budget drop bar gravel bike for when I want fat tires instead of a third wheelset for my Jamis, but I...
11-20-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,446
Posted By jeffreythree

Does the frame have tabs for disc brakes in the...

Does the frame have tabs for disc brakes in the rear? You make it sound like this would be a disc front and rim brake rear bike with the new fork allowing disc brakes on the front.
11-05-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 218,247
Posted By jeffreythree

I just like trying new and different things, plus...

I just like trying new and different things, plus they were not much more when I purchased them. $230 shipped for the pair on ebay from a US seller. Last I looked TRP's come singly and about $100...
10-25-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,857
Posted By jeffreythree

I always thought it strange that you could zoom...

I always thought it strange that you could zoom in further without the heat map on than with it on. I find myself turning it on and off constantly when creating a new route so that I can zoom in to...
10-25-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,857
Posted By jeffreythree

I like Strava Heat Maps, but you have to be...

I like Strava Heat Maps, but you have to be careful around my area. A large club rides in my area on the weekends along several routes depending on the group (A, B, C, extended, etc.), and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,874
Posted By jeffreythree

I liked mine at first, but not so much now. ...

I liked mine at first, but not so much now. Maybe it is bad luck, but I have had several flats now in only 1k miles. They are also wearing as fast as the Vittoria Corsa G+ they replaced, which...
10-18-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 218,247
Posted By jeffreythree

New brake day for my Jamis. Juin gt-p 4 piston...

New brake day for my Jamis. Juin gt-p 4 piston cable actuated hydraulic brakes, since I did not want to change the whole groupset for hydraulic. Wow, they are on a whole new level from the stock...
10-11-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,044
Posted By jeffreythree

Welcome to the wonderful world of getting...

Welcome to the wonderful world of getting mechanical disks to stop. Good advice mentioned above. I will add that oil contaminated pads can make stopping difficult, and all it takes is a greasy hand...
10-11-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By jeffreythree

Makes sense, I thought housing would last longer...

Makes sense, I thought housing would last longer than 2k miles though. If I rode this bike all year, I would be changing housing out every 6 months. The Shimano housing on my other bikes last a lot...
10-11-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By jeffreythree

Cable housing wire strands shifted?

New one on me, but I just work on my own bikes. Any idea how this happened? It is the original Jagwire Lex cable housing for the rear derailleur on my Jamis Renegade. Both ends look like this with...
10-10-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,552
Posted By jeffreythree

I would get bored with the same old bike, or...

I would get bored with the same old bike, or forced to ride the same old routes. I have at least one road bike and a mtb around at any given time, but usually more since I like to wrench on bikes. ...
10-02-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By jeffreythree

Haro kids bikes are basically just bmx bikes....

Haro kids bikes are basically just bmx bikes. There is not a whole lot of adjustment other than the seat height and pivoting the bars forward or backward for reach. A setback seat post can stretch it...
09-24-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,877,515
Posted By jeffreythree

My '94 Trek 920 in its element, riding the roads...

My '94 Trek 920 in its element, riding the roads to some local trails made by fishermen and orv's. Currently converted to single speed and sporting a Gary II bar, Tektro RL520 brake levers (I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,048
Posted By jeffreythree

I use clip on aero bars on my main bike in order...

I use clip on aero bars on my main bike in order to add an extra position off my hands for comfort, an old pair of Profile Aero Lites that came with some bars for a project bike. I had a few issues...
09-16-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 210,587
Posted By jeffreythree

I love how those tires ride, but they were almost...

I love how those tires ride, but they were almost impossible to mount on the stock i23 rims (needed bead jack, levers, and zip ties). Maybe the 33mm is a bit easier to mount than my 36's?
09-14-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By jeffreythree

Your link says: Stem: steel quill, 25.4. A 1"...

Your link says: Stem: steel quill, 25.4. A 1" steerer would use a 22.2 quill stem. Your calipers measuring your stem is better than some website anyway. A quill stem fits inside, and is smaller,...
09-13-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,636
Posted By jeffreythree

I have seen it enough to keep from getting to...

I have seen it enough to keep from getting to carried away, and still burned out mentally in '17 for a few months. A recent extreme example was a local rider that still went on a 30+ mile ride while...
09-13-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By jeffreythree

I have converted several bikes, road and mtb, to...

I have converted several bikes, road and mtb, to threadless forks. I would be doubly sure of the steerer size. A quick, cursory search showed a 25.4 quill stem on a Crossway, which is what goes in a...
09-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By jeffreythree

May be a moot point since I found out Easton has...

May be a moot point since I found out Easton has a 2 year no questions asked warranty on this wheel while I was on their website looking up their contact info.
09-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By jeffreythree

It is a tiny hole, like a puncture wound, and...

It is a tiny hole, like a puncture wound, and much smaller than are typical rims spoke nipple holes. Thanks for the suggestion.
09-03-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By jeffreythree

No, why?

No, why?
09-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By jeffreythree

Dry wall screw through the rim repair

I got a dry wall screw straight through the tire and rim of my new carbon Easton EC90 SL tubeless rear wheel. Deep enough section rim it is only through the inner part of the rim. My question is what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By jeffreythree

I went on my longest ride yet yesterday for a...

I went on my longest ride yet yesterday for a Labor Day ride. It was not as enjoyable as planned since I had some stomach issues over a large portion of the ride. My stomach settled enough to stay...
08-30-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,784
Posted By jeffreythree

What is this autumn you speak of? Is that those...

What is this autumn you speak of? Is that those two weeks of nice temps between summer and winter? I am just glad the highs will only be in the low 90's for the next week.
08-27-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,130
Posted By jeffreythree

I watch many of those above, but some other...

I watch many of those above, but some other favorites are BKXC, BCpov (especially when Yuka rides with him), Skills with Phil for mtb, Park Tool and GCN Tech for the tech, and Sam Pilgrim for some...
08-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,537
Posted By jeffreythree

I had a new and frustrating encounter with a club...

I had a new and frustrating encounter with a club ride this past Saturday. Going the opposite direction as me, a few hollered "Out of the way!" even though I was only a foot from my edge of the...
08-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By jeffreythree

I used to run regular tubes with sealant, first...

I used to run regular tubes with sealant, first Sean's and then orange seal, as a preventative when my tires were a bit cut up from road debris but still half tread life. Sort of worked most of the...
08-17-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By jeffreythree

It is a different world these days. My daughter...

It is a different world these days. My daughter usually rides the 1/4 mile to school usually , but there are at least 2 kids that don't even walk across their residential street to the school door. ...
08-13-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,512
Posted By jeffreythree

I take electrolyte tablets, nuun in my case, for...

I take electrolyte tablets, nuun in my case, for when I stop for water, and real food such as dehydrated bananas, dates, quartered pb&j sandwich, etc. when the rides get longer. I get odd looks and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,052
Posted By jeffreythree

I recently put a set of 28mm 5000 TL's on a pair...

I recently put a set of 28mm 5000 TL's on a pair of Easton EC90 wheels as a road wheelset for my gravel bike. Easiest tubeless setup I ever had. I already like them better than the Vittoria Corsa...
08-09-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By jeffreythree

Any alternative suggestions for the OP then? Hot...

Any alternative suggestions for the OP then? Hot steel plus a petroleum product like grease or oil turns the steel blue or black. If the heat was from the bearing being tight the cones and/or the...
08-09-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By jeffreythree

Lube failure, probably from to much and maybe not...

Lube failure, probably from to much and maybe not the right kind of grease. It leads to friction, which leads to heat, which leads to blue balls. I do it on purpose on small steel parts (especially...
08-06-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By jeffreythree

Yep, same gravel I find on all the regular gravel...

Yep, same gravel I find on all the regular gravel roads around here. Usually crushed limestone that settle out to packed dirt with varying amounts of golf ball sized chunks loose on top. I could only...
08-06-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,953
Posted By jeffreythree

All this gun talk reminds me, I have seen...

All this gun talk reminds me, I have seen mentions of bicycle biathlons but never had the chance to actually attend one.
Replies: 16
Views: 4,047
Posted By jeffreythree

What about a bike in the gravel/adventure or...

What about a bike in the gravel/adventure or endurance lineups? A lot of them have geometry that puts you more upright, and leaving the steerer uncut and the right stem can get you even more...
08-06-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By jeffreythree

Anybody else see this method of chip sealing?

We have a ton of crappy chip seal around here where they don't put enough tar down to hold the stone and don't top seal so it ends up like a washboard. Now I keep running into something completely...
08-05-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By jeffreythree

The one I posted a link to is only $69, but the...

The one I posted a link to is only $69, but the price changes when you go to buy it? Weird.

There is someone selling some on ebay for about $52 shipped, by the way. I am waiting for FSA to get...
08-04-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By jeffreythree

Have you seen these chainrings? ...

Have you seen these chainrings? https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/type/chainrings/sl-k-abs-chainring-1x-3256
I was looking for 110mm ABS narrow wide chainrings for a road powerbox crank.
07-29-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By jeffreythree

It is not oddball, just about standard for the...

It is not oddball, just about standard for the hybrid market. SR Suntour, and others I am sure, also make a bit better 63mm fork with compression adjustment in air or coil spring.
07-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By jeffreythree

I have one friend that seems to break something...

I have one friend that seems to break something every couple of rides. I started carrying more than my usual multitask when he is along, and the most recent failure was his headset having about half...
07-20-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,442
Posted By jeffreythree

My local TX gravel ride organizer, Spinistry, is...

My local TX gravel ride organizer, Spinistry, is making a trip just up the road from there in Alma to host a 100 mile gravel ride; so there must be some decent gravel biking around there somewhere.
07-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,302
Posted By jeffreythree

Heat just changes how and when I ride, not if I...

Heat just changes how and when I ride, not if I ride. I also reduce my effort on heat advisory day.
07-08-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 210,587
Posted By jeffreythree

It took a lot longer to start than I originally...

It took a lot longer to start than I originally planned, but the real upgrades on my Exile have begun starting with the cheap bottom bracket. It only took a few minutes to swap the OE square taper...
06-18-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 210,587
Posted By jeffreythree

The current state of my Exile for riding a mix of...

The current state of my Exile for riding a mix of pavement and gravel with lots of headwinds. I recently added Challenge Strada Bianca 36's, some old Profile aero bars, and a Cobb Randee saddle.
...
01-17-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,697
Posted By jeffreythree

I have and have had several BSO's, and I am not...

I have and have had several BSO's, and I am not afraid to admit it. They serve a purpose. My fat bike was fun and not used enough to warrant $1k. Currently have a Wally world full suspension MTB...
01-12-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,156
Posted By jeffreythree

Stopped on Thursday's ride on a quiet road along...

Stopped on Thursday's ride on a quiet road along Corp lake land to check some illegally dumped logs in the ditch (always looking for free turning or firewood) and found the local dead dog dumping...
12-27-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,437
Posted By jeffreythree

1x on a road bike? Maybe, and can be debated...

1x on a road bike? Maybe, and can be debated to.death on where and when 1x on a mtb? Yes, especially with remote dropper posts and lockouts needing space on the bars now.
12-18-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,927
Posted By jeffreythree

Number 1 is your average $4.4k Krate, but number...

Number 1 is your average $4.4k Krate, but number 2 isis pretty unusual i think: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/d/wwii-bsa-folding-bike/6761870359.html
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