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10-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 417
Posted By tyrion

I had the Ritchey Beacon 46cm and I recently got...

I had the Ritchey Beacon 46cm and I recently got the XL (52cm). I think these highly flared, short reach, shallow drop kind of handlebars are the bees' knees. It's basically a like traditional drop...
10-01-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 797
Posted By tyrion

Starting trouble already. The moderators are...

Starting trouble already. The moderators are going to keep a close watch on you.

;)
09-29-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 797
Posted By tyrion

Yeah you need tubeless tape and valves. I've done...

Yeah you need tubeless tape and valves. I've done one tape job, so I'm no expert on this. Plenty of youtube videos on this subject. Or you can just take it to the bike shop. If you take it to the...
09-29-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 797
Posted By tyrion

Tubeless takes some work and frustration to...

Tubeless takes some work and frustration to figure out, but once you get it down you're much more resistant to getting a flat tire. I'll never go back to tubes.
09-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By tyrion

3x is better than 2x. It's one better. ...

3x is better than 2x. It's one better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuzpsO4ErOQ&ab_channel=zaboron
09-17-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,229
Posted By tyrion

I like very flared, very high drop bars. I'm...

I like very flared, very high drop bars. I'm constantly moving my hands between drops, the hoods, and the cross bar.
09-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 265,192
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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New tires.
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09-15-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By tyrion

Your cardio will get better, your legs will get...

Your cardio will get better, your legs will get stronger, your upper body will get a little bit stronger, but your flabbiness will depend on how you eat.
09-14-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 834
Posted By tyrion

That's a heavy tire. Just my 2 cents, but I'd go...

That's a heavy tire. Just my 2 cents, but I'd go with a tubeless lighter tire. Something like the smooth Gravelkings.
09-13-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Posted By tyrion

I got a can of Boeshield to spray on the inside...

I got a can of Boeshield to spray on the inside of my frame and it seems to dry to a non-sticky surface so I'm going to use that on the outside of the frame as well.
09-12-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 834
Posted By tyrion

I'm in the bigger the better camp, but it depends...

I'm in the bigger the better camp, but it depends on what you're trying to optimize. I'm mostly trying to optimize comfort.
09-11-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

I'm getting the heaviest version of the Antelope...

I'm getting the heaviest version of the Antelope Hill in hope that it holds pressure well.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By tyrion

Yes you were wrong. You should have been...

Yes you were wrong. You should have been listening to Waterloo Sunset while you ate your chips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MqfF0WBsU
09-10-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

If you ride slowly and avoid hills, big fat tires...

If you ride slowly and avoid hills, big fat tires are not inefficient.

;)
09-10-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

Ordered the endurance plus version. $209 for a...

Ordered the endurance plus version. $209 for a pair of bicycle tires. Wow. But I did it in honor of Queen Elizabeth because I know how much she loved big supple bicycle tires.
09-10-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

Sorry I was a little snarky. First of all,...

Sorry I was a little snarky.

First of all, I'm not performance oriented, I'm more after that feel of just gliding over the road. Like many of us, I've been through the tire size progression 28mm...
09-10-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By tyrion

At that price, they better be razor sharp.

At that price, they better be razor sharp.
09-09-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 929
Posted By tyrion

I just use 2 layers of tape. Or you can get thick...

I just use 2 layers of tape. Or you can get thick tape like Lizard Skins. There are tons of thick tape options these days.
09-09-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By tyrion

I'm not the greatest mechanic but generally...

I'm not the greatest mechanic but generally speaking, things point to a slightly loose connector (bolt) somewhere in the crank, and the solution is to take the crank apart and clean it and grease all...
09-08-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Velo Orange Piolet - "the Cadillac of minivans of bikes"
09-08-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

5mm, more or less.

5mm, more or less.
09-08-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By tyrion

I had a Breezer Radar and do recommend Breezer as...

I had a Breezer Radar and do recommend Breezer as a good value/budget line.
09-08-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

I'm guessing the $92 endurance casing version...

I'm guessing the $92 endurance casing version would be better at pressure holding, but man, $92 for a bicycle tire. I guess if I can get decent mileage out of it it's not that bad of a value.
09-07-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By tyrion

Rene Herse Antelope Hill 700C x 55 tubeless?

Thinking about getting the standard casing (cheapest) for an i25mm rim. Want to hear tubeless experiences.

Context: Gravelking SK 700x50 have worked wonderfully tubelessly for 2 years on my rims....
09-05-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By tyrion

At first I thought this was gratuitous danger...

At first I thought this was gratuitous danger porn, but a solid pole like that in dappled light could be a killer. I wish the article provided more info like maps and photos from different angles to...
09-03-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By tyrion

If I was going to counterfeit mechanical disk...

If I was going to counterfeit mechanical disk brakes I think I'd go with Paul Klampers.
08-22-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

For the hip irony. I do love that character...

For the hip irony. I do love that character though. Really made the show.
08-22-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

I like them a lot. I had the 46mm Beacons and...

I like them a lot. I had the 46mm Beacons and liked them (bought them before the XL was available), but I'm 6'5" so I like everything big.
08-21-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

Parts were from my old bike. Deore 9 speed...

Parts were from my old bike.

Deore 9 speed RD
SLX FD
Microshift bar end shifters
11-36 9 speed cassette
Cheap Stylo 44-32-22 crank (it's held up really well)
GXP BB
TRP HY/RD brakes
Ritchey...
08-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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All done. Probably get a shorter stem.
08-18-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By tyrion

Are you talking about cranksets? I think Shimano...

Are you talking about cranksets? I think Shimano trekking cranksets are basically mountain bike cranksets with larger chainrings. The larger chainrings might be an issue on some frames.
08-16-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By tyrion

There are more aggressive sealants with chunks of...

There are more aggressive sealants with chunks of stuff in them that plug bigger holes but they can also plug up valves.

Stan's Race sealant is one, but there are other brands too.
08-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By tyrion

Voile straps will give a tighter grip than...

Voile straps will give a tighter grip than non-stretchy velcro straps.
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,177
Posted By tyrion

My 2 cents: Generally speaking, when you put...

My 2 cents:

Generally speaking, when you put stuff on the top of the front rack you want the mass as close to the steering column as possible. So with that RockBros bag you have, I'd move it as...
08-12-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 622
Posted By tyrion

I'd toe-in the brake pads about 1mm.

I'd toe-in the brake pads about 1mm.
08-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By tyrion

I've been able to mount tubeless tires with a...

I've been able to mount tubeless tires with a regular floor pump using this method:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rkbkjNvPdk&ab_channel=SydFixesBikes
07-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

Ok I bought a Piolet XL frameset for $595. It's...

Ok I bought a Piolet XL frameset for $595. It's all your fault.

;)
07-22-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

The thing is, it's not very different from my...

The thing is, it's not very different from my current bike.
07-22-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By tyrion

A Piotet frameset for $595 is tempting.

A Piotet frameset for $595 is tempting.
07-21-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By tyrion

I get off the bike (to reduce pressure) and spin...

I get off the bike (to reduce pressure) and spin the tire. I have no idea if that is the best solution - I've only had a couple of punctures that I was aware of while riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,795
Posted By tyrion

If you change bottom brackets a lot (tester or...

If you change bottom brackets a lot (tester or tinkerer) the threaded BB option will save time. Or maybe someone already has an expensive T47 BB.
07-17-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By tyrion

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for...

That seems way too high of a tire pressure for those tires. I'd lower the pressure in 5 PSI increments, ride it and see how it feels. I bet it will feel best in the 25-30 PSI range. But lower the...
07-17-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By tyrion

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of...

Lowest usable pressure depends on total weight of rider and bike.

What is the pressure you run? Give us some details - tire model and size, tire pressure, and total weight on those tires.

For...
07-17-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By tyrion

I think many of the non-tubeless WTB tires are...

I think many of the non-tubeless WTB tires are wire-beaded versions of their TCS tires sold direct to bike manufacturers that they don't sell retail.

For instance my bike came with non-tubeless,...
07-17-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By tyrion

If you average 50 posts a day you get the title...

If you average 50 posts a day you get the title swollen member.
07-16-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By tyrion

Don't ride after you start drinking the Liquid...

Don't ride after you start drinking the Liquid Draino (laxative). You need to be close to a toilet.

IIRC my instructions were to start drinking the Draino 24hrs prior to the procedure (it's about...
Forum: Touring
07-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By tyrion

Play around with a google search with this...

Play around with a google search with this format:



You need to think of better/more keywords to add to narrow down the search.
07-06-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By tyrion

You might check out this youtube channel: ...

You might check out this youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/hardtailparty

He's reviewed dozens of hardtails and has good perspective.
07-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes come in varying arm lengths. The longer...

V-brakes come in varying arm lengths. The longer the arm, the more cable pull is required.

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

If you have on hand a long arm V-brake, I'd put it on...
07-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By tyrion

This technique works for me. I seat the bead and...

This technique works for me. I seat the bead and make sure it holds air, then remove valve core and add sealant.
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