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05-23-22, 12:29 AM
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Posted By jonathanf2

It's an 11-36t 10 speed with a 105 R7000 rear...

It's an 11-36t 10 speed with a 105 R7000 rear derailleur and a GRX 46/30t 10 speed crankset.
05-17-22, 11:49 AM
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Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

Great thanks for the info! I showed my buddies...

Great thanks for the info! I showed my buddies your Strava map and I might be able to encourage their lazy butts to go ride this weekend. The fact that it's closed to cars and the weather's cooling...
05-17-22, 09:57 AM
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Posted By jonathanf2

If I plan to do this ride, is it safe riding...

If I plan to do this ride, is it safe riding solo? The problem is getting my riding buddies coordinated and the logistics of getting out there. Sometimes it's just easier for me to head out on my own!
05-16-22, 12:29 AM
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Posted By jonathanf2

A chill 30 miles to Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall....

A chill 30 miles to Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall. Though I don't like doing this ride often. The trail is fairly flat, but the bike sustains quite a bit of abuse with all the creek crossings, jagged...
05-14-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,003
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm curious about this. Since I do almost all...

I'm curious about this. Since I do almost all climbing, I've read about the possible gains with oval chainrings. I'd most likely want to try it out replacing my small chainring on my gravel bike...
05-13-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,003
Posted By jonathanf2

I posted on this thread awhile back. I run 165mm...

I posted on this thread awhile back. I run 165mm cranks on my gravel bike and 175mm crank arms on my road bike. I'm 5'7" and regularly do heavy barbell squats, deadlifts and daily stretching. I...
05-11-22, 10:16 AM
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Posted By jonathanf2

There is little to no actual gravel where I live...

There is little to no actual gravel where I live and it's mostly either dirt fire roads or single track. I would think a term like "all-road" might be better suited for "gravel" bikes.
05-09-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm probably exaggerating, but they said it's...

I'm probably exaggerating, but they said it's slightly intertwined in the down tube. They said it wasn't too bad, and I could probably do it myself, but I figure since it's at the shop I'll have them...
05-09-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

The LBS called, they said the hanger was super...

The LBS called, they said the hanger was super bent! Wow, no way I would have noticed. Also they said my internal routing is a mess, so I'll just have them do everything in one go. They said...
05-09-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I tried two different 11-32t 11 speed cassettes...

I tried two different 11-32t 11 speed cassettes and shift performance is similar. I dropped the bike at the LBS today. The mechanic mentioned there could be issues with the shift cabling getting...
05-09-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I read about issues regarding this and my older...

I read about issues regarding this and my older 5800 RD cable was much longer. I found using the the supplied RD cable that came with the R7000 was a much more appropriate fit. I had the same issues...
05-08-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I was previously running 105 5800, but when I...

I was previously running 105 5800, but when I switched to the 105 R7000 the issued seemed more noticeable probably due to the tighter spring mechanism of the R7000 RD. On the stand it doesn't shift...
05-07-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I ordered some new inner cable housing. The...

I ordered some new inner cable housing. The plastic inner tubing on my bike looks to be a little old (from 2017) so I'll try replacing that first just to make sure everything is fresh before bringing...
05-07-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I guess I'll drop my bike off at the LBS! I...

I guess I'll drop my bike off at the LBS! I looked at my gravel and road bike hangers and honestly I couldn't see any difference. If there is a bend I'm sure it could be in the millimeters. I've...
05-07-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

When I redid the RD cabling, I re-used the old...

When I redid the RD cabling, I re-used the old inner plastic cable tubing for the internal routing. I was thinking of getting fresh tubing if that might cause some friction or other issues. I don't...
05-07-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

Does this sound more like a derailleur hanger...

Does this sound more like a derailleur hanger alignment problem? Should I take it to my LBS for them to check it out?
05-07-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

Poor shifting with 11 speed 105 setup

On my road bike, I'm currently running 11 speed 105 5800 shifters, 5800 FD, R7000 50/34t crankset, R7000 RD with a 105 11-32t cassette. For some reason, I can't get the setup to shift smoothly...
05-05-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,384
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm surprised latex hasn't been brought up as an...

I'm surprised latex hasn't been brought up as an alternative to butyl and tubeless. Compared to butyl tubes, they weigh less, are more supple and have better puncture resistance. The only downsides...
05-03-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,571
Posted By jonathanf2

So far no issues. There's very minimal chain slap...

So far no issues. There's very minimal chain slap and it's nice not having to fudge with the clutch. I prefer knowing my indexing is spot on as-is. Most my riding is either climbing or descending the...
05-02-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

Really sad news. He was a mutual cycling buddy...

Really sad news. He was a mutual cycling buddy amongst my friends. l'm starting to be really selective of where I ride and I try to stay off busy roads as much as possible. These cycling deaths are...
05-02-22, 08:01 AM
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Views: 254,571
Posted By jonathanf2

I just swapped out my GRX 400 rear derailleur for...

I just swapped out my GRX 400 rear derailleur for a 105 R7000 RD, but running it with the 10 speed GRX 400 shifters, 46/30t crankset and 11-36t cassette. I like this RD setup better for the way I...
04-29-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By jonathanf2

Just a quick update. I decided to swap out my GRX...

Just a quick update. I decided to swap out my GRX 400 RD for a 105 R7000 rear derailleur which I had laying around. Shift indexing works perfectly on my GRX 400 shifters, GRX 46:30t crankset and 10...
04-27-22, 09:47 AM
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Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

Did 30 miles on Tuesday, from my house riding up...

Did 30 miles on Tuesday, from my house riding up to the Rose Bowl, a dirt loop around Hahamongna watershed park and single track climbing on Fern Truck Trail. My friend recently bought a gravel bike,...
04-25-22, 12:11 PM
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Posted By jonathanf2

Sunday morning I did 32 miles of road and gravel...

Sunday morning I did 32 miles of road and gravel with some friends. We first rolled through Rodeo Drive, cruised on Mulholland Drive (we spotted a well-known cycling YT'er), did a pit stop at the...
04-25-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By jonathanf2

Plan B sounds way easier. Just arrive with AMPLE...

Plan B sounds way easier. Just arrive with AMPLE time to park. I can just imagine what a PITA it would be to haul the box on-n-off the shuttle while carrying other luggage. Plus your wife can just...
04-22-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By jonathanf2

Someone I know was there when it happened and he...

Someone I know was there when it happened and he showed me pictures of the accident scene with the car. The car appeared to have lost the front left wheel and skidded out of control. Either way, the...
04-21-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By jonathanf2

I have another question. My GRX 400 rd can do...

I have another question. My GRX 400 rd can do 11-36t in-spec, while the GRX 810 does 11-34t. I'm currently running my GRX 400 rd with a GoatLink and a Sunrace 11-40t 10 speed. In this particular...
04-20-22, 12:42 PM
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Views: 717
Posted By jonathanf2

I wouldn't mind cutting a bit more RD weight...

I wouldn't mind cutting a bit more RD weight going with the GRX810 RD and the derailleur appears to be more heavy duty. Since I'm running 2x, I have no plans to go with the GRX812. So far I'm okay...
04-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By jonathanf2

From this previous thread I read, it seems...

From this previous thread I read, it seems current 10 speed GRX/Tiagra has 11 speed cable pull:
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1204708-shimano-grx-rd-rx400-rd-w-11-42-cassette.html

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04-19-22, 10:15 AM
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Views: 717
Posted By jonathanf2

Any advantage going with a GRX 810 RD vs GRX 400 RD?

I'm currently running full GRX 400/600 10 speed on my gravel bike. I've read either derailleurs should be able to shift GRX 10/11 speed STI shifters (though not advertised). I've been looking at...
04-18-22, 05:28 PM
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Views: 254,571
Posted By jonathanf2

I just double checked, it's just where the seat...

I just double checked, it's just where the seat stay is welded to the drop out. In-person, it's actually a smooth weld. I think the angle makes it look like a crack!
04-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By jonathanf2

Quite a few other local cyclists I know are quite...

Quite a few other local cyclists I know are quite mad about the whole situation and want to pressure the park and city to do something about it. That road where the cyclist was killed routinely has...
04-17-22, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jonathanf2

I bought mine from AliExpress and there are...

I bought mine from AliExpress and there are multiple sellers whom on occasion run sales with reduced prices. Shipping took less than two weeks to the USA. On my current lightweight cassette, I'm...
04-17-22, 02:17 PM
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Views: 254,571
Posted By jonathanf2

I've decided to revisit big cassettes while...

I've decided to revisit big cassettes while running GRX400 2x 46:30t 10spd. I originally was running a heavy Deore 11-42t with GoatLink, but I felt the weight and shifting performance wasn't worth...
04-17-22, 02:08 PM
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Views: 254,571
Posted By jonathanf2

I use the same lightweight Chinese cassettes on...

I use the same lightweight Chinese cassettes on my carbon road bike. The weight savings is quite good and I picked up a spare once the first one wears out. For about $40 USD they're quite a bargain!
04-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By jonathanf2

Cyclist killed in hit-n-run at Griffith Park

This one hits close to home, because I'm riding at Griffith Park multiple times a week.

https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/one-person-killed-after-being-hit-by-sedan-in-griffith-park/

The...
04-13-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By jonathanf2

Amazon sells faux carbon fiber frame decals. This...

Amazon sells faux carbon fiber frame decals. This stuff works pretty well. It doesn't leave residue, the vinyl material is lightweight and can cover large sections of a bike frame.
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04-12-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

I just returned from vacation eating nothing but...

I just returned from vacation eating nothing but burgers and comfort food while away. I went back to my weekly Griffith Park hill climb and it was definitely painful! I made myself climb twice in row...
04-01-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,055
Posted By jonathanf2

I only buy my apparel at discount or on sale....

I only buy my apparel at discount or on sale. Lately I've been buying quite a bit of Adidas cycling gear due to their constant mark downs and various coupon codes for registered customers. Plus items...
03-30-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 42,789
Posted By jonathanf2

No need to worry about QR wheels. Just purchase a...

No need to worry about QR wheels. Just purchase a TA wheelset and order the TA rear dropout + TA axle (https://www.poseidonbike.com/products/thru-axle-conversion-kit?variant=40123941650583) from...
03-28-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By jonathanf2

I would probably go with the SunRace 11-40t MX3...

I would probably go with the SunRace 11-40t MX3 10 speed cassette mainly based on lighter weight (alloy big cogs). It's not much heavier than the Shimano HG-50 11-36t 10 speed cassette. It seems the...
03-28-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,528
Posted By jonathanf2

On my road bike I run a longer stem because I...

On my road bike I run a longer stem because I want to be a bit more aero. On my gravel bike I run a shorter stem in order to have better responsiveness when on technical terrain. My saddle setback...
03-24-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm also curious where you've cut weight? I...

I'm also curious where you've cut weight? I notice you have a full carbon saddle and carbon wheels, I'm guessing the Revolt frame is quite lightweight as well. Looks great!
03-23-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

Custom build. I bought the frameset only. It's...

Custom build. I bought the frameset only. It's running a full GRX 400/600 2x 10 speed groupset with hydraulic brakes. Besides the frame/fork, the only thing stock is the seat post clamp and headset...
03-22-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

It was a hot one today. I did about 20 miles on...

It was a hot one today. I did about 20 miles on my weekly Griffith Park hill climb, but towards the end I needed a cool drink, so I stopped at Starbucks for an iced latte!
...
03-22-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By jonathanf2

I wasn't a weight weenie, until I found myself...

I wasn't a weight weenie, until I found myself climbing all the time. I haven't gone to ridiculous lengths, but I try to cut weight where the cost-to-weight ratio is low. Wheels, pedals, seat post...
03-21-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,359
Posted By jonathanf2

The weather is great in southern California, but...

The weather is great in southern California, but trying to find decent gravel bike paths near the Los Angeles area that aren't steep mountain climbs, is far and few between! Just to go off-road...
03-21-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm pretty OCD after every ride. I hose my bike,...

I'm pretty OCD after every ride. I hose my bike, wipe it down and check to make sure everything is running smoothly. Off-roading on a gravel bike does put more stress on a rigid frame than strictly...
03-21-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,359
Posted By jonathanf2

Beautiful day this past Sunday at Chino Hills...

Beautiful day this past Sunday at Chino Hills State Park, CA!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/dsc_0305_8ce455c78f496918e42564060e40022fe62408eb.jpg
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03-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,568
Posted By jonathanf2

Sunday, I rode with friends and we did about 18...

Sunday, I rode with friends and we did about 18 miles through Chino Hills State Park. Beautiful day in the high 70 temps, with a nice cool breeze. Air was fresh (rained the night before) and the...
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