Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: dwmckee
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.26 seconds.
07-27-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 728
Posted By dwmckee

Interestingly, I have had a brake bridge...

Interestingly, I have had a brake bridge shear/twist out of a steel frame on a ride, rendering the rear caliper brake unusable. I have never had a ride spoilde by a disc brake failure.
07-25-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By dwmckee

I am a big fan or prebuilt wheelsets as they are...

I am a big fan or prebuilt wheelsets as they are a great value and with the repetitive process on assembling the same parts and the parts are spec'd for optimal performance together. If you are on...
07-25-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,754
Posted By dwmckee

The FSA, GRX and Eastons are all better quality...

The FSA, GRX and Eastons are all better quality than the Hunt wheels. Hunt has developed a cult marketing image to make people think they aere better, but, when the rubber hits the road, there are...
07-25-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By dwmckee

The GRX crank will require a change to a GRX...

The GRX crank will require a change to a GRX front derailleur also if you go that route. You can also get a sub compact crank from Easton. FSA, etc. that will be compatible with your current front...
07-24-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,731
Posted By dwmckee

Man, I like this! Just need to go the next step...

Man, I like this! Just need to go the next step with the wheels!
07-20-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,754
Posted By dwmckee

On that bike, a $400 set of Eastons, FSA or...

On that bike, a $400 set of Eastons, FSA or Shimano GRX wheels would be an excellent upgrade and will leave quite a bit more in your wallet. Do you have QR or through axles on that by the way? If...
07-20-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,547
Posted By dwmckee

Who is saying that the BB7 has better stopping...

Who is saying that the BB7 has better stopping power than the Spyre brakes? I think you have this backwards...
07-16-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,547
Posted By dwmckee

So far we have only put the Hy/Rds on Shimano...

So far we have only put the Hy/Rds on Shimano builds. We hardly ever see Campy, but we are mostly a gravel shop.
07-13-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,731
Posted By dwmckee

Nice choice! And US made frame...

Nice choice! And US made frame...
07-13-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 872
Posted By dwmckee

I have been riding with a Lauf suspension fork...

I have been riding with a Lauf suspension fork and a Redshift seatpost for about two years now and find the combination handles just about everything I come across. The Lauf suspension fork provides...
07-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,199
Posted By dwmckee

We love the Challenge Strada Bianca tire at our...

We love the Challenge Strada Bianca tire at our shop but have found that the Gravel King slicks have a harder tread compound and are alarmingly slippery if the pavement gets a bit wet. We no longer...
07-11-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,199
Posted By dwmckee

Conti Gtorskin hardshells are really mediocre on...

Conti Gtorskin hardshells are really mediocre on road and are completely unsuitable for gravel. Put on either a 38 MM Compass tire or a 38 MM Vittoria Terreno Dry, drop your pressure to 40 PSI or so...
07-11-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 872
Posted By dwmckee

There are a lot of things you can do to mitigate...

There are a lot of things you can do to mitigate that, but before everyone chimes in. can you answer a few questions:
- What was your riding background before this?
- What bike are you riding?
-...
07-07-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By dwmckee

Thanks. I am only asking about rear derailleur...

Thanks. I am only asking about rear derailleur compatability though so I guess I should be fine then?
07-05-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By dwmckee

Shimano 9 Speed Compatibility Question

I am pretty sure all Shimano 9 speed road and MTB components are compatible, but I wanted to double check. Will the newer 9-speed Sora STI road shifters work properly with a 9-speed Deore MTB long...
06-30-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By dwmckee

A 10 MM increase is significant so I would go...

A 10 MM increase is significant so I would go just 10 MM longer at first. A good shop will let you try the 120 and if you need longer exchange it for a 130. I more often see wider flared bars...
06-13-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By dwmckee

The conversion can sometimes be accomplished but...

The conversion can sometimes be accomplished but often it is unreliable. Tires will not seal or hold air for long, and beads can blow off when riding so be ware...
06-12-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,731
Posted By dwmckee

I'd dig everything here except maybe the Hope...

I'd dig everything here except maybe the Hope calipers. IMHO Shimano now sets the benchmark all of the rest are measured by. The ride of an Open frame is some sort of black magic. Snappy when you...
06-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,582
Posted By dwmckee

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!...

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!

Let's hope the UCI stays out of gravel, they would take all of the fun out of it...
06-10-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,281
Posted By dwmckee

A chain wear gauge makes it easy to measure the...

A chain wear gauge makes it easy to measure the elongation that occurs when a chain wears. You can tell wear on the sprocket by looking at an unworn one anc comparing the tooth profile; wlhen cogs...
06-09-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By dwmckee

As far as getting a new bike/Option A, getting...

As far as getting a new bike/Option A, getting what you want is going to be tough on that budget unless you step back from a carbon frame, but carbon is the ideal material for tuning stiffness and...
06-09-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,281
Posted By dwmckee

A lot of MTB riders that cross over prefer to...

A lot of MTB riders that cross over prefer to stay with teh 1x gearing they have been accustomed to in their MTB. Roadie cerossovrs tend to stay with 2x... It is what they were familiar with before...
06-08-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By dwmckee

Janis Renegade or Bombtrack. It looks like that...

Janis Renegade or Bombtrack. It looks like that Soma does not have a replaceable der. hanger? The Bombtracks have fantastic paintwork!
06-07-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By dwmckee

The Gravel Kings are made in 32mm and a great...

The Gravel Kings are made in 32mm and a great choice for that width.
06-06-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By dwmckee

We have a Tiagra steel renegade at our shop that...

We have a Tiagra steel renegade at our shop that is used but in like new condition. Size 54 though so may be a bit small for you. It was my wife's bike and she always has several she is riding at a...
06-05-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By dwmckee

Sorry, I did not mean to imply the bikes you are...

Sorry, I did not mean to imply the bikes you are looking at are bargain bikes. Just warning you that some of the bargain bikes on line are not always bargains. What size frame are you looking for...
06-05-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By dwmckee

You have several very niche bikes on your list...

You have several very niche bikes on your list that few of us have experience with and are missing some of the more common bikes that are great proven performers (hence why they are popular) and well...
06-02-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By dwmckee

The WTBs are among the slower rolling options. ...

The WTBs are among the slower rolling options. The Rene Herse mentioned above are the other end of the spectrum (fast!)
06-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,157
Posted By dwmckee

Good article: Global Bicycle Production Hit By...

Good article: Global Bicycle Production Hit By Supply Chain Delay | J99news...
05-30-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By dwmckee

One additional thought - Maybe focus on the root...

One additional thought - Maybe focus on the root cause of your problem instead. If you are getting this many flats so frequently, maybe see if you are riding through an area where several bottles...
05-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By dwmckee

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar...

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar gravel bike and started with proper gravel bike dimensions for the owner then tried to make them work on the MTB frame. The handlebars had to be right...
05-25-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,731
Posted By dwmckee

Your dream gravel bike

Okay, there has not been much here to read lately so I'll throw in a topic for conversation. If cost and parts availability were no option, what is your dream gravel bike? I'll put mine out there...
05-19-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By dwmckee

I agree with these choices and would add the...

I agree with these choices and would add the Bruce Gordon Rock N Road. Though as stated width means more than tread in this case.
05-14-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By dwmckee

In square taper cranks it is very easy to shim...

In square taper cranks it is very easy to shim out jist the drive side of the crank with a piece of shim stock on two sides of the square taper, effectively making it a wee bit thicker and that...
05-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By dwmckee

If you do not cross-chain drastically then not...

If you do not cross-chain drastically then not such a problem. And very precise tuning can get it pretty good. You could see if the mechanic could shim out your crank to the right side a millimeter...
05-13-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By dwmckee

If the chain is rubbing the side of the large...

If the chain is rubbing the side of the large chain ring when in higher gears on the small front chain ring it could be due to a chainline problem. GRX cranks are spaced outward an additional 2.5mm...
05-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By dwmckee

The Sherpa will fit mountain bikes too as long as...

The Sherpa will fit mountain bikes too as long as they do not exceed 40 pounds. The Sherpa cannot be extended beyond a 2 bike rack however.
05-09-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,343
Posted By dwmckee

I use both the Herse Extra Lights and the...

I use both the Herse Extra Lights and the Standard casing. The additional cost of the extra lights is not worth it in my opinion as the standard casing is fantastic. I have used Orange Seal in them...
05-09-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By dwmckee

Here is the user guide. Pages 8 - 11. Be sure...

Here is the user guide. Pages 8 - 11. Be sure no grit remains between bike and holding arm and be sure holding arm is as tight as it will go to eliminate any movement between the arm and the bike. ...
05-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By dwmckee

Yep! You do need tread in mud, sand, grass,...

Yep!

You do need tread in mud, sand, grass, but on good gravel slicks with the right tire pressure and then you can really kill it on the paved portions. The Vittoria Terreno Zero or Dry has a...
05-06-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By dwmckee

I had a set of Byways on for a while and it was...

I had a set of Byways on for a while and it was like always riding into a 10 MPH headwind! If you have the horsepower, great, but I need every bit of efficiency for my small engine that I can get.
05-06-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By dwmckee

+1 for the Kuat. No problem with damage to the...

+1 for the Kuat. No problem with damage to the fork if you use it correctly. The Transit 3-bike is less than $400. The Sherpa 2-bike is less. I own both. 4-bike racks tend to be quite a bit more...
05-06-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By dwmckee

All tires stick to gravel pretty well, the...

All tires stick to gravel pretty well, the problem with gravel is that the gravel itself rolls under the tire, slick or not. Slicks DO NOT slide across the gravel, gravel rolls under it, just like...
05-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,260
Posted By dwmckee

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet...

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet gravel riding.
(2) Maybe see 2 - 3 cars all day. On some rides we see more horses and Amish carts than cars.
(3) beautiful scenery that gets me away...
05-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By dwmckee

There are several gravel bikes available with...

There are several gravel bikes available with rackmounts and all of the manufacturers spec a weight limit on the racks. Jamis Renegade & Salsa Warbird and I think Giant Revolt. Some require a...
04-30-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,901
Posted By dwmckee

We had a customer at our shop that replaced 2...

We had a customer at our shop that replaced 2 under warranty that were separating between the crank arm and the spindle. He was a real cruncher though. I have not had any issues. You might want to...
04-29-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,901
Posted By dwmckee

Nice Ritchey!

Nice Ritchey!
04-29-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,901
Posted By dwmckee

Did you have trouble with the crank? I have...

Did you have trouble with the crank? I have been riding the SL-K in 30-48 for almost 4 years and going strong. I am not a high-watt output rider however. I find it perfect for my riding.
04-29-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,901
Posted By dwmckee

I'd let go of the 25s and just ride the 38s for...

I'd let go of the 25s and just ride the 38s for everything...
04-29-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,542
Posted By dwmckee

BRR comes out of road riding in the early days...

BRR comes out of road riding in the early days and they were slow to buy into wide for gravel, hence the slow creep-up to wider tires in their ratings. I remember their first 35mm rating and they...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.