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09-04-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By veloz

Kinesiotape is another good option. Itís a little...

Kinesiotape is another good option. Itís a little more minimal than a sleeve or brace. Look for usage guides on YouTube. The basic cotton K-tape is fine. In the meantime, get the inflammation down...
08-31-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By veloz

I use SKS Raceblade Pro XLís. Although rated to...

I use SKS Raceblade Pro XLís. Although rated to 32mm tires, they still work well on my 38ís. Once set up, they go on in a minute and stay secure on gravel roads. While not full fenders, they do a...
08-05-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By veloz

I use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with the head cut off...

I use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with the head cut off at a sharp angle.
07-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,998
Posted By veloz

Iíve built 2 from good hybrid framesets and was...

Iíve built 2 from good hybrid framesets and was able to fit 35 & 37mm tires. Both had V-brakes so I needed long pull levers - I used Tektro (affordable). I had several old CX drop bars but had to buy...
07-06-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 905
Posted By veloz

The Missus and I rode the Mick last summer, end...

The Missus and I rode the Mick last summer, end to end & back. Awesome for a rail trail and it had some long grades. The climb out of Deadwood was work but we coasted many miles downhill going back...
07-04-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,767
Posted By veloz

If it bothers you, unwind that tape and reuse it....

If it bothers you, unwind that tape and reuse it. No biggie. It might not stretch as much in the second wrapping but it's important to pull it tight. Tape wound from the top down probably won't last...
07-03-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By veloz

Getting the bead up onto the shoulder makes it...

Getting the bead up onto the shoulder makes it easy. Try it this way.

https://youtu.be/4rkbkjNvPdk
06-15-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,792
Posted By veloz

Giant weaves their own CF from threads and...

Giant weaves their own CF from threads and formulates their own resin. They make frames for many other companies at many price points. Their own design team does outstanding, innovative work. Their...
12-16-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,103
Posted By veloz

See your fitter. Carefully measure seat setback...

See your fitter. Carefully measure seat setback between the bikes. I might guess your Beargrease saddle might be set more aft. When that's set on your other bike, then adjust your stem reach. If one...
11-15-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By veloz

Iíve owned a couple mid-late 1980ís Schwinns and...

Iíve owned a couple mid-late 1980ís Schwinns and this looks very similar. You can search Schwinn catalog archives for date & info. Both of mine were built in Greenville, MS. Nice bikes.
11-12-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By veloz

Iíve been on a Revolt Advanced (carbon) since...

Iíve been on a Revolt Advanced (carbon) since July. Itís been super for gravel races, for bikepacking/tours and for all surfaces. Likely selling my road bike (Defy carbon) as Iím riding the Revolt...
11-10-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,620
Posted By veloz

Saved my money and bought one of these new in...

Saved my money and bought one of these new in 1975. Gorgeous red color and rode like a dream. I removed the brake safety levers and installed short pins. Rode the Apple Cider Century on it - my first...
11-03-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By veloz

The PDX is my fave for CX races and mud. When...

The PDX is my fave for CX races and mud. When it's not a complete mud fest, a PDX on the front and MXP on the back is great. You want the best steering and braking on the front. For gravel I'd...
10-31-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,989
Posted By veloz

1. Let the tires take shape with a tube...

1. Let the tires take shape with a tube beforehand. Warm tires are easier. 2. Always(!) remove the valve core. 3. Use soapy water - you donít need a lot. 4. Lever the bead up onto the shoulder at...
10-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By veloz

Shimano for hydro +1. Even their most inexpensive...

Shimano for hydro +1. Even their most inexpensive sets work dependably. I’ve replaced a bunch of Avids, a couple Tektro and one one Hayes set. Take that as a quality rating. If you ride a lot, don’t...
10-29-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,483
Posted By veloz

Started as a '88 Schwinn Traveler - True-Temper,...

Started as a '88 Schwinn Traveler - True-Temper, Greenville, MS. There was a contest about 15 years ago on Fixed Gear Gallery for a $100 (max) Path Racer build. I finished a week too late to enter....
10-20-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,565
Posted By veloz

Got this one in 1973, with my Motobecane Mirage....

Got this one in 1973, with my Motobecane Mirage. It's stamped England on the reverse side and I somehow recall it cost $3 although I've forgotten the price of the bike....
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By veloz

Look at the Axiom Streamliner series racks. Axiom...

Look at the Axiom Streamliner series racks. Axiom also makes seatpost clamps that include upper rack attachment points. The 2 together should solve your problem.
09-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,362
Posted By veloz

If it feels like a hard stop, find a YouTube...

If it feels like a hard stop, find a YouTube video that shows how to check & replace a cable on your model brifter. They sometimes fray inside at the bend and malfunction. Easy fix. Youíll need to...
09-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,268
Posted By veloz

I’ve been riding 38mm Graveling SS (non-plus) for...

I’ve been riding 38mm Graveling SS (non-plus) for a few weeks including backcountry & gravel touring. They’re quick on pavement and were fine even on stuff like this and a dozen rocky water...
08-30-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By veloz

My entire bike collects dirt.

My entire bike collects dirt.
08-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By veloz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/67e971f3_7542_4d1d_a4c3_d134e338c5bd_ed5fb003450bde00602672536b16203026ebb1e9.jpeg...
08-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By veloz

Pedal Away. Just be aware the pads won't have...

Pedal Away. Just be aware the pads won't have full surface contact until they wear in - you might have slightly less braking power. You can try to bed them in - some manufacturers recommend that and...
08-18-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,022
Posted By veloz

About 25 years ago I bought a Blackburn Track...

About 25 years ago I bought a Blackburn Track pump. Maybe 8 years ago it began to fail and I called Blackburn for parts. They replaced the entire pump with a new model. The replacement recently began...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,843
Posted By veloz

For road, I like the little PDW Ninja (black) and...

For road, I like the little PDW Ninja (black) and carry one CO2. It’s an inflator and a tiny mini pump. Yes it takes ~500 strokes for a 25mm tire but it works fine if you don’t mind a few extra...
08-06-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By veloz

Bent. If you know an old bike shop, they might...

Bent. If you know an old bike shop, they might still have a bending jig to correct it. Kind of like a bumper jack that went between the fork ends and the BB. Many Schwinn shops had them. You can...
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,893
Posted By veloz

We always carry tortillas, mayo packets & tuna...

We always carry tortillas, mayo packets & tuna packs. Peanut butter, coffee and Clif bars are our other staples. Then whatever peppers/veggies we can buy along the way to add. We try to eat one meal...
08-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,067
Posted By veloz

A lot of good points here (aero, knee/hip angle,...

A lot of good points here (aero, knee/hip angle, push/pull) but one I didn’t see. Cyclists leaning extremely forward usually compress their abdomen which can limit lung capacity. I see this every...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By veloz

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave...

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave ride.Super challenging climb and the descent is 50+ mph.
07-07-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By veloz

Thereís a seller on eBay by the name of Hernandez...

Thereís a seller on eBay by the name of Hernandez that makes nice caps. Iíve bought 3 of them in the last 5 yrs, both wool and cotton. Nice stuff and theyíve held up well. Search cycling caps...
07-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By veloz

Have no idea what you’re looking at but most...

Have no idea what you’re looking at but most sealed bearings can be cleaned, greased & re-sealed in a pinch (or while waiting for new ones to arrive). Carefully use a pick to pry up the seal, being...
06-30-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,274
Posted By veloz

If you specifically want a watch, Garmin's...

If you specifically want a watch, Garmin's Vivoactive 3 is around $100 right now. Has GPS + barometric altimeter and can give you all bike specs you asked for plus climbing data. Also records heart...
06-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By veloz

Relax and invite your friend for a beer ride. I...

Relax and invite your friend for a beer ride. I have quite a few chips like that (or worse) on my road bike and you will too if you ride yours enough. Mines been through a couple minor crashes,...
06-24-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,517
Posted By veloz

I’ve used this PDW Ninja inflator/pump combo for...

I’ve used this PDW Ninja inflator/pump combo for several years now. It’s less than 6” long and fits in my saddle bag or jersey. The inflator is easily controlled with a valve and works with schraeder...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,991
Posted By veloz

You'll be fine. Start with good tires. Wife & I...

You'll be fine. Start with good tires. Wife & I each carry a tube & patch kit, I carry a mini pump and we each have a co2 system. Stan's Dart if we're on big tires and tubeless. A 4" piece cut from...
06-16-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,303
Posted By veloz

Park IB-3 multi tool with chain breaker on remote...

Park IB-3 multi tool with chain breaker on remote rides or multi-day tours. In 45+ years of cycling, Iíve used a chain tool 3x on rides but never on my own bike. Little need to carry but adds...
06-11-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,878
Posted By veloz

A no drop ride has a sweeper. They should be...

A no drop ride has a sweeper. They should be quick with flat tires, mechanicals and most important - friendly encouragement. Able to txt or call the front leader too. A no drop ride should always...
06-07-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By veloz

Rode the Katy in Sept 2019. Jeff City has a spur...

Rode the Katy in Sept 2019. Jeff City has a spur going into it with a cool bicycle ramp to get you onto & over the huge bridge. State museum there is great and worth a couple hours time, nice bike...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,805
Posted By veloz

Seriously? MSR Pocket Rocket & butane are tiny &...

Seriously? MSR Pocket Rocket & butane are tiny & comparable weight to a hydro flask. A foil heat shield cuts boil time in half and a butane can lasts us a week in seasonal temps. Go stoveless if you...
03-02-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,367
Posted By veloz

Nobody mentioned Soma. The Wolverine & Double...

Nobody mentioned Soma. The Wolverine & Double Cross have threaded BB's, Tange Prestige tubing and wide clearance. Wolverine has a belt drive frame option too. Another steel builder is Black Mountain...
08-07-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,812
Posted By veloz

Bend the cage to fit tighter. Polar bottles have...

Bend the cage to fit tighter. Polar bottles have offset shoulders - rotate so they fit under the cage bail. Blackburns hold my bottles secure on downhill washboard gravel. Tight fit on the bottle...
07-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,203
Posted By veloz

Integrated unless it's an all nighter. We’ve got...

Integrated unless it's an all nighter. We’ve got a bunch of Niterider Luminas and Micros. The Luminas are a little heavy and the mounts sometimes rotate on gravel. The Micros are great lights, last...
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