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11-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By downtube42

I'm absolutely not an elite anything; my focus is...

I'm absolutely not an elite anything; my focus is randonneuring and formerly some 24 hour races. In that world, it's all about keeping the level of effort sustainable, never going deep. Gearing is...
11-22-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By TMonk

I'm gonna present a dissenting opinion and state...

I'm gonna present a dissenting opinion and state that I no longer enjoy riding SS/fixed on open road or trail. I sold my Wabi about 6 months ago as well for this reason, big sad. My background is a...
11-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By Sorcerer

The SS effect is definitely a feature for me. ...

The SS effect is definitely a feature for me.

​I've been routinely single speed mountain biking since 2010. I can still remember that when I started out doing it, I got so fatigued that I thought...
11-15-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By stevel610

Agreed. Having to pull the bars on hills, and the...

Agreed. Having to pull the bars on hills, and the associated core workout is much more intense than spinning gears. This is partly why my SS and FG are my most used bikes.
11-15-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By wannabe_me

I agree. It’s a different game with SS or fixed....

I agree. It’s a different game with SS or fixed. I do some road with my track bike. And to keep the cadence I need to go up the hills with another kind of power. It gives a lot of variety to the...
11-13-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 219,101
Posted By roadfix

Went on an overnight group bikepacking trip to El...

Went on an overnight group bikepacking trip to El Capitan State Beach…. a short, 70 mile, round trip coastal ride, just north of LA....
11-12-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 219,101
Posted By jonathanf2

When you do get them setup tubeless compatible,...

When you do get them setup tubeless compatible, they make the ride quality that much better on a gravel bike. I can't see myself going back to tubes on wider profile tires!
11-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 219,101
Posted By Eric F

That route was so fun! The finish coming down...

That route was so fun! The finish coming down Gould Mesa and Gabrielino was rough from the recent rain, but added some great spice to the day.

The current tires are not tubeless capable, and I...
11-09-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By MoAlpha

Yep. Sodium is the only electrolyte requiring...

Yep. Sodium is the only electrolyte requiring repletion during exercise.
11-07-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 219,101
Posted By Eric F

Saturday... 41 mi easy tempo (Z2) out to Santa Fe...

Saturday... 41 mi easy tempo (Z2) out to Santa Fe Dam and back via So Pasadena. I did a better-than-usual job sticking to my plan of an easy pace. My legs were feeling good and wanted to unleash...
11-03-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Eric F

That will get met with strong resistance from the...

That will get met with strong resistance from the armor-clad flocks bombing down El P.
11-02-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Eric F

I ride a lot of those roads and trails on a...

I ride a lot of those roads and trails on a regular basis (including last night) I don't recall seeing a single sign anywhere in that system that indicates e-bikes are prohibited, and I see e-bikes...
11-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Eric F

Unfortunately, at this point, there's probably...

Unfortunately, at this point, there's probably nothing you can do about that specific incident. That said, notifying the local Rangers (yes, they exist) to make them aware may help inspire a higher...
10-31-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,113
Posted By fooferdoggie

I found a full cutout causes more problems then...

I found a full cutout causes more problems then just a channel for me.
I use this service to rent saddles. free shipping both ways and the rent cost if you keep it will go towards the new saddle....
10-31-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By jonathanf2

Chino Hills State Park flat out banned e-bikes...

Chino Hills State Park flat out banned e-bikes from the trails. Personally I'm somewhat split on e-bikes. On one hand it does allow people who might have mobility issues to ride bikes, but on the...
10-31-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By veganbikes

Unless they have changed things they are using...

Unless they have changed things they are using Tektro levers. I found the levers on my touring bike to be useable but certainly a bit more blocky and didn't fit my hands well (I do have large-ish...
10-31-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did a quick search and that trail is in the...

I did a quick search and that trail is in the Angeles National Forest. I'd say you're going to have to call the Feds. Unfortunately unless they catch them in the act of riding around there's not...
10-17-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,647
Posted By djkashuba

Cranks, brakes, wheels and cages. ...

Cranks, brakes, wheels and cages.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52435363537_1643ff7c69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nTwWL2)
Left Coast build (https://flic.kr/p/2nTwWL2) by djk762...
10-17-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Rolla

I typically run a taller gear on FG than SS, just...

I typically run a taller gear on FG than SS, just to make descending more comfortable and controllable. When climbing, the higher gear gets me out of the saddle sooner, but I'll resume sitting as...
10-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By Rolla

Personally, I'd take a Kona Rove over any...

Personally, I'd take a Kona Rove over any gravel/all-road bike State is currently making. The shop where I occasionally work carries both brands, and it's not even about the price or components; I...
10-13-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By syckman

Turnbull Canyon in Whittier should be ok with...

Turnbull Canyon in Whittier should be ok with your SS. No shade at all though so don't head out there in the Summer heat.
10-11-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Eric F

What I found is that flat-ground speed is...

What I found is that flat-ground speed is something you just have to sacrifice in order to have a gear you can manage when things get challenging. I'm spun out at about 14mph.
10-04-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By urbanknight

Cheseboro Canyon is pretty flat if you stick to...

Cheseboro Canyon is pretty flat if you stick to the main trail along the floor of the canyon. 8 miles round trip to Shepherd's Flat and back.

Dirt Mulholland is fairly tame, but GPS mapping...
10-04-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By jonathanf2

I've come to embrace the climb! Maybe look into...

I've come to embrace the climb! Maybe look into making your SS gearing a bit more climb friendly with a bigger rear freewheel or maybe convert it to fixed? I find the fixed gear riders I ride with...
10-03-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By jonathanf2

I feel you, I'm also near the area (ER, Mt....

I feel you, I'm also near the area (ER, Mt. Washington, HLP) and no matter which direction I ride it's climbing! Besides lower gearing, I'm even using long crank lengths just to get more torque from...
10-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Eric F

Yes. We’ve talked 👍 Doing the Cherry climb,...

Yes. We’ve talked 👍

Doing the Cherry climb, take the right turn for Liz’s loop near the start. It is a little longer, but bypasses some of the steep pitches on the lower half. The top half, is...
10-03-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Eric F

Brown Mountain. Cherry Canyon. The Glendale...

Brown Mountain. Cherry Canyon. The Glendale Sports Complex loop is good (clockwise is easier), but if you try to link to Cherry Canyon on the ridge road, there are parts you will be walking. I'm...
10-03-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By jsigone

Chino hills state park has some flattish stuff on...

Chino hills state park has some flattish stuff on the outside and some hills in the middle. Can get allot of miles and vert there if you want. Some hike a bike maybe require if you go into the middle...
10-02-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By jonathanf2

The only other trail I can think of that would be...

The only other trail I can think of that would be worth doing on a SS is the Fullerton Loop. Though, both my gravel and my road bike are geared for climbing and I've given up on the idea of doing any...
09-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,871
Posted By EnzoRWD

track season is over, cross is here ...

track season is over, cross is here

https://i.imgur.com/0OurqaK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dni1HGi.jpg
09-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,647
Posted By tyrion

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New tires.
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08-22-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By pdlamb

Here's an example of internet speculation at its...

Here's an example of internet speculation at its best:

I'd expect that your sealant would fix any cracks or holes in the tire. So why isn't it working? Perhaps you've still got dried sealant...
08-03-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By msu2001la

The arguments here are going to be pretty much...

The arguments here are going to be pretty much identical to the long running debate in MTB over 27.5" vs 29"....
08-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By Polaris OBark

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the...

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the tire/wheel combo has too large a diameter compared to something like 700 x 28mm, and will change the handling properties of the bike (it will become less...
08-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By Polaris OBark

650b wheel-sets are now considered so anti-trendy...

650b wheel-sets are now considered so anti-trendy that they are hazardous waste and are a liability.

As a favor to everyone, I am prepared to dispose of your wheel-set free of charge. All I ask...
08-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By msu2001la

This. The main benefit of 650b for most people...

This. The main benefit of 650b for most people was the ability to fit wider tires than they could with 700c. This is no longer a problem with most "modern" gravel bikes.
07-28-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,647
Posted By Germany_chris

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I’m about to go Colin Chapman on the non-racked...
07-27-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By Caliwild

Not sure it's fading away, but I just sold my...

Not sure it's fading away, but I just sold my 650b gravel bike and am keeping my 700c one... I found that the 650b wheels spin up easier but were harder to maintain speed on the flats. Just my...
07-26-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By Rolla

You will likely love it. When I built my Super...

You will likely love it. When I built my Super Professional with 650x47 it was a game changer. Now that I have four 650b bikes, I doubt I’ll ever build another with 700c.

That said, my two 700c...
07-23-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By dwmckee

Yep, well put. 650B is for those that tend to...

Yep, well put. 650B is for those that tend to ride in the rougher stuff, but most gravel out there is easily handled with 700c. Many bikes out there now support both wheel sized for flexibility and...
07-22-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By franswa

Oh no! Now I have to get new wheels and tires!...

Oh no! Now I have to get new wheels and tires! Bummer.
06-09-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,440
Posted By Big Broom

I'm in the process of rebuilding my Cross-Check...

I'm in the process of rebuilding my Cross-Check from a riser bar with sweep to some Surly Corner Bars. They are intriguing, I've set them up with bar end shifters on the horns.
05-15-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By ofajen

I have this one, the Park FR-6, and it should...

I have this one, the Park FR-6, and it should work for the first two:

https://www.parktool.com/product/freewheel-remover-fr-6?category=Cassette%20%26%20Freewheel

The ACS has six slots and I...
05-03-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By beng1

Staying fit can help anything, but if you have...

Staying fit can help anything, but if you have any kind of hernia and do not get an opinion or two on it from a pro you are playing with fire. I have had two hernia repairs, inguinal and umbilical,...
04-06-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By OldTryGuy

CIPRO is old school just like a TRUS BIOPSY and...

CIPRO is old school just like a TRUS BIOPSY and treatment involving a RP *Radical Prostatectomy for a man diagnosed Gleason 3+3. Other meds available that are useful without the dangers. This is a...
03-31-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By OldTryGuy

DO NOT TAKE...

DO NOT TAKE CIPRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Black BOX WARNING from FDA for ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

***Today we're warning...
03-27-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By yannisg

I always had a hard time sealing tubeless road...

I always had a hard time sealing tubeless road tires after they had been used, and removed for cleaning. A few times I had to use a new tire even though the old tire had many klm left. I tried...
03-27-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I changed my gravel bike tire I had a hell...

When I changed my gravel bike tire I had a hell of a time, much worse than Schwalbe tires on my Scraper rims, and I think the cause is the rim width. It's a WTB this size though not this model. MTB...
03-26-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By cxwrench

We just had major problems w/ WTB rims and...

We just had major problems w/ WTB rims and getting tires to hold air. Their center channel is pretty deep. We taped the rims probably 5-6 different times and then gave up. We called WTB (they're...
03-26-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By tyrion

This technique works for me: ...

This technique works for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rkbkjNvPdk&ab_channel=SydFixesBikes

I have WTB KOM Tough i25 rims and Gravelking SK 700x50. I pull half the bead on each side up on...
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