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12-18-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Symox

long term gravel tire review

I'm a huge fan of the Panaracer DriverPro tires set up tubeless. Here is my in depth review of them. I buy all my gear... this isn't sponsored by anyone

https://youtu.be/fxXc75AUMEE
12-18-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,052
Posted By Symox

i'm making another thread on this, but you may...

i'm making another thread on this, but you may find this helpful...

https://youtu.be/fxXc75AUMEE
11-23-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,206
Posted By Symox

1X is simpler and easier to maintain. For a...

1X is simpler and easier to maintain. For a given cassette, 2X will always have more range.

I have a 3X and love it. I never wish for more range and the gear steps are fantastic.

i have...
10-10-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Symox

DIY hub overhaul on my Redwood

FYI in case anyone else is wondering how to do this. I found it made the bike coast faster believe it or not

https://youtu.be/YVv3xjBu72Y
Forum: Touring
09-05-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,768
Posted By Symox

To me, if you are doing the equivalent of a...

To me, if you are doing the equivalent of a backpacking trip on a bike you are bikepacking. I could care less what types of bags or mounts are used. I suspect for the general public this is likely...
Forum: Touring
09-05-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,459
Posted By Symox

Spd for me

Shoes are comfortable enough and I bring lightweight sandals for tooling around the campsite
08-18-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Symox

I converted from square taper to external BB

I talk about my experience on my Poseidon Redwood converting the stock Prowheel Charm crank to a two piece Prowheel Charm crank and Shimano external BB
Feedback welcome.
...
06-30-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By Symox

Bikepacking trip with a gravel bike

I had a blast. Hope you enjoy this:

https://youtu.be/6JZT8jRec_I
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-23, 11:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,570
Posted By Symox

Iíll echo what most have said - it depends ...

Iíll echo what most have said - it depends

Bikes have gotten expensive BUT you get a lot of performance for your dollar imho. Whether or not that performance matters, or if you can even...
06-09-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By Symox

Immersive Chain Waxing Video

This is the method I use for immersive waxing the chain on my gravel bike. It is a bit of work as detailed in the video so it is NOT for everyone. However, I think the results are particularly well...
05-22-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Symox

video with Review of Panaracer DriverPros

Conclusion- even though I'm using this MTB tire on a gravel bike, I think it is excellent:

https://youtu.be/C8kzKuW2i7s
05-10-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,220
Posted By Symox

Love mine

I find being in the drops descending is much more comfortable on rough terrain with flared bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,789
Posted By Symox

For road riding in dry, non dusty environments I...

For road riding in dry, non dusty environments I prefer higher end rim brakes. For mountain/gravel I prefer disc (dual piston cable works great for me) where I ride 2.6Ē wide tires.

I feel discs...
04-01-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By Symox

do you find the calculator under or over...

do you find the calculator under or over estimated the pressure when you are dialed in?
03-29-23, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Symox

actually yes, people were complaining why a...

actually yes, people were complaining why a gravel bike had such wide tires so I figured going to a forum where people are more likely to ride wider tires was more appropriate.

if I could go back,...
02-27-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,112
Posted By Symox

me too

Just got one myself. With 2.6" tires at low pressure, this is as capable and comfortable as most cross country hardtails with skinnier tires imho. I'm loving this bike - excellent platform to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 67,771
Posted By Symox

Thanks for the tip on Gulf wax at Walmart. I paid...

Thanks for the tip on Gulf wax at Walmart. I paid 12 bucks at an Ace Hardware for it and see that it is priced similarly on Amazon.

Gulf wax for canning (Not candle making) works well on my chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 67,771
Posted By Symox

Plain old gulf wax

Works great

love the cleanliness of the drivetrain and how easy upkeep is

also love how long I can go between re-waxing (300-500 miles so far)

shifting and running the chain is buttery

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,727
Posted By Symox

I prefer 3x with close spacing in the cassettes ...

I prefer 3x with close spacing in the cassettes

i know itís not in fashion these days, but when it is tuned up it is awesome for climbing
11-26-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Symox

many more pics, but here's a couple

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11-26-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Symox

Have we come full circle with road bikes yet?

Looks like early tour de France had gravel bikes!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,878
Posted By Symox

Try to destroy a carbon fork

You may be shocked at how strong the thing is. I did this to a fork after an accident. Banging with a sledgehammer left only a scratch. Trying to compress the legs in a vice (got scary after reducing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,425
Posted By Symox

Another thing

I love the look of unpainted titanium frames. That is was of the nicest Iíve seen
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,425
Posted By Symox

Looks like a nice bike if it feels good to...

Looks like a nice bike

if it feels good to you it is good

it is very difficult to access fit based on a picture. Unfortunately to do it right, someone needs to watch you ride from multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,505
Posted By Symox

In praise of the ding ding

I recently went from whistling to alert walkers on paths and roads to using a (very cheap) bicycle bell. I'm really surprised how much more effective the bell is. I think people are trained to know...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Symox

had another nice ride today. after 4 weeks off...

had another nice ride today. after 4 weeks off i'm definitely low on stamina, but it sure does feel great to ride again

Especially since I gave the bike some TLC to fix stuff damaged in the crash...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Symox

Please elaborate

Please elaborate
09-26-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Symox

velox cotton tape

These have been my favorite rim strips. Never had an issue with them. They stay put and aren't abrasive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 67,771
Posted By Symox

Yeah, I just used Gulf Wax meant for jarring that...

Yeah, I just used Gulf Wax meant for jarring that I got at the hardware store. As long as it is food grade I think the mineral oil content will be low and controlled and should work well for chains....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 67,771
Posted By Symox

went on first ride with wax

The short ride was on flat tarmac and so far, I'm impressed. Runs clean and quiet. Don't know if it is loader than my go to Finish Line Dry, but its close enough that I can't tell.

Shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Symox

3.5 weeks today

and got back on the bike for an easy ride.

So happy that the initial assessment by the ER doc of not riding for a YEAR was grossly incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Symox

Great followup with doctor after accident

Said I'm doing great, no followups unless I want. Range of motion and healing excellent. Said as long as I don't crash and pain isn't too bad that I can ride. Will be at risk of rebreaking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Symox

Contemplating Going Wider

I have a bike with Mavic Open Pros that have space all around the front tire (between the tire and the frame/fork/caliper brake using hex wrenches) of 4mm and 3mm for the rear using 28mm GP5000s. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By Symox

I thought the video was pretty well done. He...

I thought the video was pretty well done. He obviously spent quite a bit of time with camera angles, different shots and editing. I wish he had done the tests using the same tire model tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,022
Posted By Symox

where are you finding Open Pros for $25?

where are you finding Open Pros for $25?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By Symox

Prowheelbuilder

I make my own wheels based on Jobst Brandtís classic book. You can have prowheelbuilder make these for about 1/3 what your budget is
Hereís my recipe

rims-mavic open pro 28 or 32 hole (you can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,907
Posted By Symox

I prefer aluminum stem and bars

Even on a carbon bike. Most clamp force parts I just prefer to be metal. Especially after a crash I trust metal more. I like Zipp service course parts for these applications. Really well designed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Symox

Update

Recovering ok. Disappointed pain has come back a bit. Was hoping healing would be linear improvement, guess not.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Symox

healing quite nice

Pain is way down. Can move arm above head with assist from other hand.

I'm driven to get back on the bike. Hopefully in 3-4 weeks?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,681
Posted By Symox

To me

Tubeless and disc brakes are similar in that they have large benefits for MTB, but little for road riding on tarmac in decent weather. Imho

unless you are riding a road bike in the rain or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Symox

Well Iím out

Was allowed to go home from the hospital today. Woohoo

i feel like Iím healing quick but we will see

btw, I made another post on this, but since so many have replied that endured crashes Iíll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 67,771
Posted By Symox

How often do you rewax?

Itís not clear to me how long the immersion lubricant lasts before developing a squeaky chain. I found with white lighting clean ride it was surprisingly short. Something like every 100-200 miles. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By Symox

yes faster more comfort better grip ...

yes

faster
more comfort
better grip
Lighter

The Grand Prix 5000 are fantastic tires
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Symox

Thanks for the suggestion on saddle creak

I searched this forum for help with a newish saddle that started to creak. A few people recommended silicon spray lubricant. It works beautifully

Thanks for the help y'all!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,326
Posted By Symox

Absolutely love the GP 5000s

Just wanted to update that Iíve been putting on the miles and am very impressed. It will take a lot to get me to switch tires now
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 683,941
Posted By Symox

Big tubed cannondex

Iím just a sucker for the middle years where they had those large diameter tubes. Always thought they looked amazing
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By Symox

Wanted to report back that the Lezyne micro floor...

Wanted to report back that the Lezyne micro floor pump high pressure model has been fantastic. I've used it several times for travel and once for a flat repair. Extremely well made, lightweight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,917
Posted By Symox

Successful arrival

Iím happy to announce the trip had no drama. I just assembled the bikeÖ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,917
Posted By Symox

Well its packed. Here it is before I put the...

Well its packed. Here it is before I put the final piece of foam and clam shell to close it. Wish me luck.

The dimensions are over the 80inch limit but under the 100lb limit (48lbs actually), so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Symox

Well itís packed

Wish me luck

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/523eb499_6ca5_463d_8e29_7d0fc9d9ac63_50cec939e60ecbe472e9092bf025a6a26579f866.jpeg
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