Things got a bit messy.
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Things got a bit messy.
Free your mind, and your bike will follow. Bicycles are a lot tougher and more versatile than the industry would have you believe.
Mio Alpha here paired with Magellan Cyclo 505 computer/GPS. Comfortable, accurate, and easy to use. Couldn't ask for more.
Here's some first-hand info on the QubeIt bag.
This is very sound advice. If you're not comfortable/confident riding on dirt/gravel, it can really impact your average speed.
Mini-v's work fine with STI levers as long as you choose the appropriate length brake arms. If your STIs have exposed (derailleur) cables, you'll want 85mm mini-v's. If you have the newer STI levers...
And I've confirmed the difference with Panaracer's global go-to-guy (via email).
It's normal if you're using a cassette that doesn't have an integrated spider. White Industries makes their freehub bodies out of titanium for this very reason.
According to the folks at Panaracer, PT is not the same as TG.
+1 on Paselas. Amazingly good ride quality for a $20 / 32mm tire.
That'll change soon.
How soon is now?
As others have said, run a 9s MTB rear mech with 10s road shifters. Works fine, and that same combo was spec'd by Volagi on some of their bikes/builds.
Or, you can run SRAM and mix/match the 10s...
Not all OE/stock plugs are created equally. I've found that the plugs that come with Octto, Planet Bike, and Zipp bar tape tend stay put better than most.
Go forth and multiply.
Very nice. BH loaned me a demo model with Ultegra Di2 and it was tough having to send it back.
I owned/rode StumpJumpers from that era, and I can tell you that the SunTour XC derailleurs are of a much newer vintage than the Shimano Deore shifters.
I sold a 1982/83 StumpJumper Sport for $150. It had been ridden less than 100 miles.
Velox stay put, and won't core-sample you in a crash.
That bike has components from multiple eras. Derailleurs are more recent vintage than the brakes and levers. Chainrings are not OE, either. Shift levers are most likely not OE, as Specialized would...
Sugino's external-BB cranks are outstanding. I have the ZX801D on my 29er, and it's proven very reliable. The 156mm q-factor makes a huge difference in pedaling efficiency and comfort.
I run TRP RG957 brakes on my not-so-vintage road bike, and they work great. Levers are SRAM DoubleTap. Velo-Orange and Shimano both offer 47/57 dual-pivots, and they also work well with modern levers...
This. The folks at Salsa know their stuff, and it shows. There is a certain balance that's immediately obvious when you ride one.
King stainless cages on my road bike and commuter. The 29er has King Ti cages, and the gravel rig has Arundel Sport cages.
Torx fittings often have larger heads than allen-style fittings. Given that space/clearance is reduced on the front racks/low-riders, it's not surprising that allen fittings would be used in front.
Boulder, but close enough.
Yes, my AWOL's fork has the rubber grommet for a dynamo wire. Oddly enough, my fork's crown is not drilled for a fender, though.