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08-18-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By t2p

if you have the budget - consider a new chain and...

if you have the budget - consider a new chain and cassette also
08-02-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By beng1

The only good gravel video on the internet..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_NoOpU_sUU
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By headwind15

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just...

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just over 1.5 inches) from the handle bars to the bar, no where near 20cm. I made my own handlebar harness. It turned out o.k., but I am short/ have low...
06-26-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,250
Posted By RChung

Unless the tire has really thick tread and knobs,...

Unless the tire has really thick tread and knobs, most of the rolling resistance isn't because of the tread per se, nor the size of the contact patch. It's not the compression of the tire where...
05-24-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By mstateglfr

^ Plus the redshift stem is closer in appearance...

^ Plus the redshift stem is closer in appearance to a traditional looking stem than a Lauf fork is to a traditional looking fork. Appearance isnt everything, but its definitely something.
05-20-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,740
Posted By rivers

It's be about 10 months since I posted this...

It's be about 10 months since I posted this thread, and I have finally gotten around to installing a 2 x mullet drivetrain on my gravel bike. I have a 46/30 chainset in the front and an 11-42 in the...
05-18-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By billridesbikes

I got bike shorts or bibs. Then I got butt cream...

I got bike shorts or bibs. Then I got butt cream for really long rides. You also need road bike miles on that butt to really feel comfortable so start off with 30-40min rides and work up from there....
05-18-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000...

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000 miles (on my second set) and very happy. Minnesota is not known for mountains, but we have the Driftless Region...
05-11-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/ra...

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-urban
35mm, black or tan wall, only 15g heavier than GP5k S TR 32, and almost the same measured rolling resistance.
...
05-10-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By A350driver

If you watched to the very end you’ll see his...

If you watched to the very end you’ll see his bloopers, he didn’t hit it on the first, or second, or third try!

Still he’s crazy good! And this one is pretty funny;

https://youtu.be/jj0CmnxuTaQ
05-10-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Darth Lefty

New Danny Mac video "Do A Wheelie!"

A lot of cool little tricks in this one - rail to rail jump on one tire, trampoline flip in a manual, and some talented guest stars including Viola Brand (artistic cycling), Hans Rey (observed...
04-19-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,866
Posted By Wildwood

Ray9 - I generally agree with everything in your...

Ray9 - I generally agree with everything in your post. Congrats on riding strong at 75. I'm only 71 in a couple of months.
Show us those bikes,.....that's what we want to see!

"... like I am...
04-05-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,533
Posted By returnoftheyeti

Women love it when strange guys come up behind...

Women love it when strange guys come up behind them and keep pace. They also love it when you stalk them with Strava flybys, and like all their rides for the last 3 years. Make sure you compliment...
04-04-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kedosto

As a longtime horse owner and cyclist, I can tell...

As a longtime horse owner and cyclist, I can tell you that the knowledge gap between the two groups is tremendous. In my experience, most cyclists have no idea how to behave around equestrians, and...
04-01-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 73,655
Posted By jamesdak

Who cares what anyone thinks. I guess in some...

Who cares what anyone thinks. I guess in some people's silly eyes this is three strikes, you're out! LOL!!
...
03-25-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,205
Posted By mstateglfr

I took your initial post as genuinely looking for...

I took your initial post as genuinely looking for information, so I took your subsequent post as a genuine interpretation of the information given.
My bad, I guess.
03-23-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,118
Posted By Schlafen

Here's where I am right now with this bag...

Here's where I am right now with this bag support:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220323_231026_0dcd204004e80d36ab23d70f98cf31cc09584f94.jpg...
03-19-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By Barry2

All of the Wheels BBright offerings appear to be...

All of the Wheels BBright offerings appear to be TWO piece.
I don't want TWO piece !

Barry

PS - I really really wanted a BB designed by a 5yr old!
03-12-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,774
Posted By Slightspeed

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1600/20160410_083334_1_c3b756896570c33b41b7a856f31a123fd14ae905.jpg
My Legnano, had since new in 1965, Campy bar ends, still loving them,...
03-05-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,417
Posted By 79pmooney

Several years ago I went to the then brand new...

Several years ago I went to the then brand new Vittoria Corsa G+ tires. (Not tubeless but the same $72.) I don'[t know that they were the fastest tires I've had but any cost in the speed department...
03-03-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By DorkDisk

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-01-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By tFUnK

For that kind of serious chunk you're not going...

For that kind of serious chunk you're not going to notice any improvements by going up by just a few mm in tire size. Guessing based on your description, I'm thinking 2.4" or 2.8" tires are needed.
02-21-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By mstateglfr

You can drop pressure even more than you already...

You can drop pressure even more than you already do with inserts. That does mean you have to ride the rest of the race on goofy low pressure though, unless you get off the bike after the rough...
02-20-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By zen_

Try things like tire inserts with the lowest...

Try things like tire inserts with the lowest possible pressure and a redshock stem to make it more tolerable before buying a whole new bike just for one section of one race. I have to ride my MTB...
02-20-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Noonievut

Classy looking bike! I don’t think a bit...

Classy looking bike!

I don’t think a bit more tire volume would help much, and all for 10 miles a year...your money!
02-09-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,367
Posted By Wildwood

In my 50s, I learned that I did not not have...

In my 50s,
I learned that I did not not have the power, skill, or aggressiveness
to exceed the capabilities of racing bicycles
from when I started cycling in my 30's.

So after building CF, Ti,...
02-09-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,367
Posted By Russ Roth

Or a bike tool, gotta have my pro stands. Sadly,...

Or a bike tool, gotta have my pro stands. Sadly, I also have multiples....
01-06-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks. Yeah, back then black bikes were not that...

Thanks. Yeah, back then black bikes were not that common. Nowadays...



Its a Nitto UI-12 (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?page=7&category=153). Front...
01-05-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's this one. Not the lightest, but it seems...

It's this one. Not the lightest, but it seems well made. It's a 25.4mm clamp.

B Baosity Vintage Bicycle Quill Stem Size 25.4mmx100mm with 22.2mm Threaded Tube...
01-02-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Jeff Neese

Here's my '91. Dia-Compe bar-end friction...

Here's my '91. Dia-Compe bar-end friction shifters coupled with an 8-speed rear cassette, Tektro RL340 brake levers. At some point I'll probably replace the crankset (probably a Sugino XD600...
01-02-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By DorkDisk

I made a winter all-rounder with a 94 21" frame....

I made a winter all-rounder with a 94 21" frame. Rides nice.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1069x802/img_9481_19f577a8d249a297438172e2182035e464a1f990.png...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-26-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By whipnet

7 month wait, but finally arrived. ...

7 month wait, but finally arrived.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20211223_160442_176c13c91d8095707eba73bd632d06697b6a73d2.jpg...
12-14-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 48,595
Posted By jonathanf2

I just wanted to revive this thread. Last week...

I just wanted to revive this thread. Last week Poseidon finally had X frames in stock after being sold out for almost a year (now sold out again). I bought a frame and it shipped within two days....
11-28-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi there, I have seen bikes with the Conti tires,...

Hi there, I have seen bikes with the Conti tires, local picture classifieds advertisements of them used and even had in hand two used 700c versions. I do see wear down the centre on them. Some...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-09-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've only thrown a couple studs riding on all...

I've only thrown a couple studs riding on all kinds of conditions, mostly they wear down riding on pavement.

I replace the studs in my Dillingers after a few seasons too, and I agree that the...
11-02-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By mihlbach

If you're looking for deep aero rims, consider...

If you're looking for deep aero rims, consider November's Rail 55. The hubs are your choice. You can save some money by going with Bitex or Boyd hubs or spend more on White Industries or Chris King....
10-22-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,325
Posted By JBerto

My "beloved but ancient" TREK FX 7.1 after all...

My "beloved but ancient" TREK FX 7.1 after all the "surgery"... finally! :roflmao:
...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-16-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By Hypno Toad

Studded Fat Tire Review: Four Studded Fat Bike Tires That Will Crush It

https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-gear/four-studded-fat-bike-tires-that-will-crush-it-through-the-winter-review/
09-19-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,410
Posted By donm1967

Thanks all for the advice and encouragement. ...

Thanks all for the advice and encouragement.

Yesterday we planned on riding 60 miles. My friend mapped a route that was actually 65. We took our time, drank and ate frequently, made a few short...
09-17-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,410
Posted By livedarklions

I usually stop for lunch half-way. Had a lot of...

I usually stop for lunch half-way. Had a lot of great meals. I just don't see the point in posting about nasty comments somebody might make, but nobody has.

My main way of motivating myself is...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-12-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,774
Posted By sloar

Surly Wednesday

I’ve been searching for a Surly Fat bike for months with no luck. This popped up online about 8 miles away. Picked it up yesterday, couldn’t be happier.




...
07-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,681
Posted By shelbyfv

Jandd has a nice small handlebar bag that is not...

Jandd has a nice small handlebar bag that is not boutique/precious. I've used one for years and have another in reserve.https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FBB-2nd-CO
...
07-20-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,352
Posted By Barry2

56yr 6’1” 185lb…… flat ground, 12-13mph…. rule of...

56yr 6’1” 185lb…… flat ground, 12-13mph…. rule of thumb … 25cal per mile.
Based on reading from a Stages Cycling power meter.

Hills do increase cal, but not as much as you’d hope.

Barry
06-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,804
Posted By chas58

Just ran across this use case:

Just ran across this use case:
05-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,856
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm gonna revisit this silly project this summer....

I'm gonna revisit this silly project this summer. I've added (and retired) a bike since this origianal post back in 2016. I'm up to 600+ rides on this segment, but it's no longer on my daily...
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,346
Posted By Bearhawker

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car. ...

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car.

He doesn't race.

Who do I report him to?
05-06-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,758
Posted By dvdslw

After doing a ton of research I opted for the new...

After doing a ton of research I opted for the new Zipp 303s wheelset. Not to be confused with the Zipp 303 Firecrests, they are two different wheelsets. The new 303s wheels are carbon, 45mm deep,...
05-05-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,834
Posted By Ironfish653

Yes, didn’t you know that? Aluminum bikes are...

Yes, didn’t you know that? Aluminum bikes are ticking time bombs. Once the paint gets chipped, it’s only a matter of time before it snaps!

Thats why you don’t see any 50 year old bikes that aren’t...
05-04-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By kingston

It's definitely one of the most expensive ways to...

It's definitely one of the most expensive ways to pump up a bike tire, but my park inflator brings me joy every time I use it. Definitely not the dumbest bike thing I've ever bought.
04-11-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By rm -rf

"Crushed stone" rail trails are often hard packed...

"Crushed stone" rail trails are often hard packed and smooth. The crushed stone packs down hard, with a very thin layer of looser bits on top. It's nothing like gravel or sand.

Narrow tires...
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