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06-25-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,606
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: 101
Views: 6,606
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: 101
Views: 6,606
Posted By Moisture

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06-25-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,606
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: 101
Views: 6,606
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: 101
Views: 6,606
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: 4
Views: 177
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: 630
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: 101
Views: 6,606
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: 101
Views: 6,606
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.
06-22-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,606
Posted By Moisture

agree with the spin and better calf activation....

agree with the spin and better calf activation. Actively pressing into the pedal spindle with the ball of my foot by flexing it is helpful. But it seems to have thrown my saddle setback requirements...
06-22-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,606
Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a foot position that slightly...

I've settled with a foot position that slightly favours the middle of my foot rather than the toes/ball of my foot like I used to ride. Bit of a compromise here, but even when using flat platform...
06-21-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,606
Posted By Moisture

Those strap in pedals were super critical for my...

Those strap in pedals were super critical for my fit. Previously, I thought I needed an insane amount of saddle setback to compensate for a glaringly wrong foot placement. A simple foot repositioning...
06-21-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,606
Posted By Moisture

I think it's time to revisit this thread with my...

I think it's time to revisit this thread with my latest frame fit... So I switched back to 46cm bars with a normal drop and slammed a 110mm stem as seen in this photo (5mm longer reach than stock...
06-21-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

I settled for some Easton EC90 SLX bars.. :)

I settled for some Easton EC90 SLX bars.. :)
06-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Moisture

Yes, it will work just fine.

Yes, it will work just fine.
06-20-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Moisture

Sizes that are really small or large are much...

Sizes that are really small or large are much less likely to be stolen. All of the XL bikes I've owned, past or present are never locked up unless I am leaving for a longer period . I leave them...
06-20-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Moisture

Right, I forgot that part immediately after you...

Right, I forgot that part immediately after you mentioned it. :(

Only place I can think of would be around the seat tube/seatpost area, or the handlebars.
06-20-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Moisture

I usually lock it around the top tube and...

I usually lock it around the top tube and downtube. Show us a pic of the bike and we can find a spot.
06-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,480
Posted By Moisture

Personally I was a big fan of biopace when using...

Personally I was a big fan of biopace when using flat pedals. They felt ridiculous when using strap in pedals tho. I had to flip them around to the standard oval crank configuration (more teeth in...
06-20-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,480
Posted By Moisture

Unless all of your riding is down a generously...

Unless all of your riding is down a generously steep hill, just sticking to 52t is completely inefficient. I actually used to do something very similar... Until I eventually tried dropping down a few...
06-20-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,731
Posted By Moisture

I think that brake upgrade is out of the question...

I think that brake upgrade is out of the question until you are able to get your stock ones to demonstrate their full capabilities. That would at least include a decontamination of the stock pads and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By Moisture

That fork looks very badly bent.

That fork looks very badly bent.
06-17-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 921
Posted By Moisture

Firm braking (at least for cars and trucks...)...

Firm braking (at least for cars and trucks...) Assuming you're not locking up the brakes or braking too hard, helps recondition the pads/rotors and promote even wear, assuming that everything is...
06-16-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 921
Posted By Moisture

So assuming that the rotors are clean, this...

So assuming that the rotors are clean, this should help ensure that the majority of potential contamination doesn't make it's way to the pads?

Since sanding works really well , temporarily, how...
06-16-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 921
Posted By Moisture

The mechanical disc brakes on my Opus now have...

The mechanical disc brakes on my Opus now have pretty sufficient stopping power after taking the pads out to sand them down twice. I also swapped the pads front to rear on the second go to help...
06-16-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 921
Posted By Moisture

Hey cabbage man, any updates?

Hey cabbage man, any updates?
06-16-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Moisture

If I do need to ride in the rain, I'll take my E...

If I do need to ride in the rain, I'll take my E bike which was fitted with fenders stock. This bike used to have a rack on, but I mainly use it for hard, short bursts of spirited thrashing about......
06-15-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Moisture

I am now riding using that same suspension stem,...

I am now riding using that same suspension stem, but with an Easton 46cm bar (130mm drop, 75mm reach.)

I will be changing to a 110mm stem, -7, slammed.

With the way my fit is progressing,...
06-14-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Moisture

Carbonfiberboy I will have to try out a...

Carbonfiberboy

I will have to try out a road bike with no flare again sometime. I'll certainly prefer NO flare than anything with more than 6... That's for sure. However I just realized that my...
06-14-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Moisture

That's a good point about hoods offering a more...

That's a good point about hoods offering a more aerodynamic position. When I was new to drop bars, i rode with a very high handlebar stack, and almost exclusively in the hoods. This continued for a...
06-13-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Moisture

Discussion RE. Drop Bars - Flare, Width, Drop/Reach

I know that flared drop bars seem to be very popular these days on gravel bikes...

Thought id share my experience on drop bars, with the different types I've tried. For reference, I ride my gravel...
06-08-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 718,242
Posted By Moisture

​​​​​​ that looks like a really great bike....

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that looks like a really great bike. Comparing it to my Opus Horizon, it looks like the reach on the Jamis is a bit longer, taller stack, slightly longer wheelbase... Definitely geared...
05-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

Oh okay... My stock satori drops had 8...

Oh okay...

My stock satori drops had 8 which swept into 16 the lower you held onto the bars. I must've been holding them pretty low because 12 on my current bars felt like less. The more I ride...
05-27-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Moisture

Perhaps the most important thing I did for my fit...

Perhaps the most important thing I did for my fit was going back to strap in pedals with toe cages. I had to move my saddle almost 2cm back on the rails, which improved comfort and fit tremendously....
05-27-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Moisture

Lot's of great answers here. My Trek...

Lot's of great answers here.

My Trek Cruiser e bike has stayed largely the same in terms of fit other than a stem and handlebar change last winter. Occaisonal saddle height/fore and aft changes,...
05-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moisture

Kapusta Hello mr. cabbage, thank you again...

Kapusta Hello mr. cabbage,

thank you again for the information.

I spoke to my LBS. Since this bike hasn't seen all that many hours since its inception, we decided that it should be OK to...
05-27-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

Rolla do you refer to back sweep?

Rolla do you refer to back sweep?
05-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

Do the hoods and levers feel better with less...

Do the hoods and levers feel better with less flare? It seems like the brake levers on my Apex groupset flare out already as it is.
05-25-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

website -...

website - https://josephkuosac.com/product/steering-parts/handlebar/dropbar-o31-8mm/
05-25-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

What you guys think of the Controltech bars I...

What you guys think of the Controltech bars I linked in my OP?
05-25-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

Easton has a selection of bars similar to the...

Easton has a selection of bars similar to the service course as well.

The bar closest to what im looking for would be the Joseph Kuosac drop bars... They are available in many different widths...
05-25-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Moisture

I have a gravel bike, mountain bike (non e...

I have a gravel bike, mountain bike (non e assist) and a Trek cruiser E bike.

Depending on the circumstances, the e bike doesn't always feel all that more efficient when it comes to expected...
05-25-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moisture

Finding the Right Drop bars..

I am looking for a bar that is -

At least 46cm wide (47-50cm would be perfect)

Either NO flare, or between 4-6 of flare at the drops.

Roughly around 130-135mm drop and 80mm ish reach,...
05-16-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moisture

Thank you for the recommendation. She is...

Thank you for the recommendation. She is currently in the shop.

Should I ask them to service the fork? The bike has seen relatively little use over the years. Im wondering if it may still be a...
05-15-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moisture

Yes, it is. I haven't changed it and don't plan...

Yes, it is. I haven't changed it and don't plan to. I'm very happy with its performance .
05-15-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moisture

I feel like I have spent enough time with this...

I feel like I have spent enough time with this bike so effectively summarize my relationship with it as a whole, and explain more in depth what it is like to ride this machine.

This bike is...
05-15-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moisture

I feel like I have spent enough time with this...

I feel like I have spent enough time with this bike so effectively summarize my relationship with it as a whole, and explain more in depth what it is like to ride this machine.

This bike is...
Replies: 46
Views: 9,537
Posted By Moisture

In my experience with the Kinekt stem, it only...

In my experience with the Kinekt stem, it only gave enough dampening on my 650b gravel bike to take maybe 55 or 60% from the worst of the front end impacts while ripping singletrack. It seems like...
Replies: 46
Views: 9,537
Posted By Moisture

I bought a Satori Animaris suspension seatpost to...

I bought a Satori Animaris suspension seatpost to swap between my gravel / XC bike . The idea was to offer something which smooths out the bumps as I transition weight from bottom bracket and saddle...
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