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09-20-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Badger6

All of this.

All of this.
09-20-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Badger6

I don't have any specific experience with that...

I don't have any specific experience with that tire, but I even a little wider (as measured) and a little lower (pressure) would have been welcome. There are definitely some rough spots in the...
09-19-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Badger6

Wow! When I was in the States at the end of May,...

Wow! When I was in the States at the end of May, I rode a ~75km route (https://www.strava.com/activities/5352104646) in this area. I started from the Jake parking lot (south end of the loop). The...
09-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Badger6

I run the Pathfinder Pro (38mm) on my "modern"...

I run the Pathfinder Pro (38mm) on my "modern" Diverge ('21 frame). But it's too big for my "all road" OG Diverge ('16 frame). I don't believe they are available in size smaller than 38, so they'd...
09-17-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Badger6

Have you a link?

Have you a link?
09-17-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

That's understandable. But, to really achieve...

That's understandable. But, to really achieve what you are trying to achieve, with your only stated criteria, "do this on the inexpensive side," you've severely limited your ability to achieve your...
09-17-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Badger6

Since we are on the subject... GF did a gravel...

Since we are on the subject... GF did a gravel tire test searching for the "perfect" all-around tire. The Schwalbe Allround fared okay, the Contis were pretty low, and the Vittoria Torreno came out...
09-17-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Badger6

Before I lived in Brussels, I lived in Stuttgart,...

Before I lived in Brussels, I lived in Stuttgart, Germany...and I have ridden a bit with the folks at GF magazine, and even helped them a couple of times with some testing. I have the utmost respect...
09-16-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

Have you considered looking for a different...

Have you considered looking for a different crank? Also, you could look for a cassette that has a larger low cog than 46, but it may require a new free hub.

I'm going to be honest though, and this...
09-16-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

If you are in your lowest gear (biggest cog) on...

If you are in your lowest gear (biggest cog) on the regular, or at least spending most of your time in the 3 or 4 lowest cogs, and depending on how experienced you are and how much you ride, you...
09-16-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Badger6

Each fender is slightly different, in terms of...

Each fender is slightly different, in terms of its dimensions. in some cases fenders will further reduce the maximum tire size you can utilize.

Reference my comments about clearances, when you add...
09-16-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Badger6

I wouldn't write them off lukasamd. I bought the...

I wouldn't write them off lukasamd. I bought the rims from their global warehouse, delivered to my house here in the EU (Belgium), took them to a wheel builder and had them built up. I found the...
09-16-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Badger6

Being a bit familiar with the roads and paths you...

Being a bit familiar with the roads and paths you are likely to ride on, Pulse_ and knowing what is easily sourced here:

Be careful exceeding recommended tire size. It is recommended for a...
09-16-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Badger6

In general, if you do use the same size cassette,...

In general, if you do use the same size cassette, you will not need to make adjustments. Adjusting the b-screw is pretty easy to do, so if you were to use a differently sized cassette, assuming it is...
09-16-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Badger6

Have you looked at Light Bicycle?...

Have you looked at Light Bicycle? https://www.lightbicycle.com/

I weigh 80kg (~175lbs) and have been riding on their rims on gravel built with Sapim CX Ray spokes and the original hubs (long story...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By Badger6

A new bike, similarly equipped, current MY, if...

A new bike, similarly equipped, current MY, if one can be found, will be roughly between $6-7k. I only compared to the current Cervelo S series and roughly equivalent SL7. I'd expect most major...
09-13-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Badger6

Isn't the requirement to call something a mullet...

Isn't the requirement to call something a mullet being that you've mixed and matched road (usually on the front end, business) and MTB (on the back end, party) components in assembling the drivetrain?
09-12-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Badger6

Perfect use case! Now ditch those reflectors and...

Perfect use case! Now ditch those reflectors and the pie plate behind the cassette. ;)

I tried to buy a Hook EXT-C frame for 6 months, and never found one in my size. Ended up with a Diverge, and...
09-11-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Badger6

The groupsets matter in exactly two ways, IMO,...

The groupsets matter in exactly two ways, IMO, and these are very personal. But, asking these questions will help you get pretty close to what you desire.

1) Does it offer the gear range (in terms...
09-10-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By Badger6

Mountain biking (XC is all I ever did, so I've...

Mountain biking (XC is all I ever did, so I've got a limited view) and proper Belgian cobblestones are incomparable, and it is clear after being here now for a year that the clutched RD was a good...
09-10-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By Badger6

Until it is...in my neighborhood there are some...

Until it is...in my neighborhood there are some long sections of road that are "paved" with cobblestones. Even on a 2x, the clutch is critical. I can tell when I've forgotten to engage it. If...
09-10-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Badger6

It is definitely a bargain if it meets one's...

It is definitely a bargain if it meets one's needs, which in reality is probably the vast majority of cyclists.
09-10-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Badger6

Yes, 3 or 4 years ago. I'd take no further advice...

Yes, 3 or 4 years ago. I'd take no further advice from James from this point forward. He is right, there isn't much difference, in terms of the actual float difference, but the difference in feel is...
09-10-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Badger6

Unfortunately, no. See my post above.

Unfortunately, no. See my post above.
09-10-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Badger6

Ahhh. good point. That feature, which Garmin...

Ahhh. good point. That feature, which Garmin calls "on device course creation" (for finding POIs or entering addresses and making a course to it) are only available on the 830 and 1030+ (1030 if you...
09-10-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,075
Posted By Badger6

Yes. I train with power, and send a lot of email...

Yes. I train with power, and send a lot of email to folks using Strava...so for me, I'd never consider the Explore. But, for the needs you've described, the Explore would provide exactly what you...
09-10-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By Badger6

I use a cigarette lighter (Bic, I don't smoke, I...

I use a cigarette lighter (Bic, I don't smoke, I keep it in my toolbox just for this). Keep it moving, the tubing will shrink pretty quickly. No zipties are necessary. Heat guns, in my experience are...
09-10-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Badger6

Short answer is, yes, you can emulate that. ...

Short answer is, yes, you can emulate that.

Long answer is: yes, you can emulate it. There are two ways. (1) If your Garmin has the POI database loaded. Select Navigation -> Search -> POI...
09-10-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 645
Posted By Badger6

Line by line: 1) Yes, I used to do that....

Line by line:

1) Yes, I used to do that. Over the last 7-8 years as I acquired more bikes (and divested of a car), and then came upon a few extra wheelsets, it was no longer necessary, but really,...
09-09-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

Yeah, thatís also true.

Yeah, thatís also true.
09-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

I understood you. My only point in reply to you...

I understood you. My only point in reply to you was that my understanding wasn't very far off from yours...it was clear to me that you had a set of criteria to use in your evaluation, and you were...
09-09-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

And because words mean things (at least in the...

And because words mean things (at least in the work I do that funds my extravagant bike hobby), I took you to mean that cost was not primary factor, if even a factor at all, in how you would make...
09-08-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

No doubt each has their own ranking, and no...

No doubt each has their own ranking, and no ordering is really wrong...so long as the criteria fit the person's needs.
09-08-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

No way. Do it. Always cool to see how people...

No way. Do it. Always cool to see how people approach solving a bike build: an eminently simple things with so many options.
09-07-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

There is noticeable difference, albeit not...

There is noticeable difference, albeit not significant, if comparing same generations. But, as many have said, the trickle down of tech that Shimano uses, means that current year 105 is typically as...
09-07-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

The issue of durability was raised well before I...

The issue of durability was raised well before I replied to it. Iíd slightly reorder the ranking you offered to read 2, 3, 1Öand Iíd not even worry about 4 and 5. Wait, thatís how I do it now....
09-07-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

Iím not sure how you arrived at that question...

Iím not sure how you arrived at that question based on what I wrote.



Are you more concerned about crash damage than MTBF? Anecdotally, Iíve crashed a few times on various group sets. Notably,...
09-07-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,594
Posted By Badger6

The Sport is a fine tire, same tread pattern as...

The Sport is a fine tire, same tread pattern as the Pro. The difference is that it isnít tubeless ready and is 60 tip rather than 120. I also misquoted the price for the Pro, itís $50. Still a...
09-07-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,569
Posted By Badger6

Durability in what way? Impacts? Perhaps. But in...

Durability in what way? Impacts? Perhaps. But in actual use, because of the way the technical aspects of the function trickle down in succeeding years, I'd wager that to get to a 105 that is more...
09-07-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By Badger6

I did it in reverse: gravel to "road.". My first...

I did it in reverse: gravel to "road.". My first "gravel" bike was a '16 Diverge (frame was unchanged from '15), which was really a 2014 Roubaix with tire clearance up to 35mm and a slightly slacker...
09-07-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,594
Posted By Badger6

I rode the Dirty Boar (https://dirtyboar.be/),...

I rode the Dirty Boar (https://dirtyboar.be/), 173km through the Ardennes in Belgium and the Eifel and Hurtgen Forest Germany, on Saturday on Pathfinder 700x38s. I think 42s would have definitely...
09-07-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,594
Posted By Badger6

No...but, at 15mm internal width, less than a...

No...but, at 15mm internal width, less than a decade ago, most tire companies advised against going any wider than 32mm. Depending on how low he runs the tire pressure, he could run into potential...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,548
Posted By Badger6

Zero

Zero
09-03-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Badger6

So the Diverge is probably the best option. (Look...

So the Diverge is probably the best option. (Look left, I'm not biased or anything.). in reality, however, a drop bar Diverge with a Future Shock will suit you much better. The bar tops and hoods of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,548
Posted By Badger6

Literally, I did make it up, extrapolating from a...

Literally, I did make it up, extrapolating from a decent layman's understanding of how the bike industry functions, which is surprisingly similar to any industry that manufacturers and sells stuff. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,548
Posted By Badger6

Considering the number of bikes available for...

Considering the number of bikes available for purchase with this stuff on it, you're absolutely right. Then again, as I've stated at least twice now, the average rider that a bike with those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,548
Posted By Badger6

If a one year old frame is not Di2 compatible, it...

If a one year old frame is not Di2 compatible, it was either spec'd by the manufacturer expecting to mount SRAM eTap to it, or it was never spec'd for the high end road group sets to begin with,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Badger6

Which may be, but I find that argument specious....

Which may be, but I find that argument specious. I have one bike with a 10t top cog, and the chain seems to wear no faster on that bike than they do on my others with Shimano cassettes. But,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,548
Posted By Badger6

Excellent points, I do not disagree. Perhaps a...

Excellent points, I do not disagree. Perhaps a better way to look at it mstateglfr is that (a) Shimano has once again made a clear differentiation between Ultegra and 105, and moved Ultegra back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,548
Posted By Badger6

Then buy an Android. Or buy Mircoshift. Or buy...

Then buy an Android. Or buy Mircoshift. Or buy nothing. It all sends a message, though some message are louder than others. And just because we don't get what we want, doesn't mean the company making...
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