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    Sidewalls of non tubeless tires are not designed...

    Sidewalls of non tubeless tires are not designed to handle the recommended pressure and you will likely blow out the sidewall. I use cyclocross tubed tires as tubeless but never inflate them above 40...
  2. Thread: Cross Chain

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    Thanks for the input. For some reason, I thought...

    Thanks for the input. For some reason, I thought I had the half step trim on the big ring only now I know it is on big and small ring.

    Lol - I have been missing out on some gears I could have used...
  3. Thread: Cross Chain

    by Planemaker
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    Cross Chain

    My Domane has an Ultegra Compact double on front and 10 speed on the back. I was wondering while I am in the little ring on the front how far I can expect to down in gears on the back before getting...
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    Congratulations. I hope to have as good a report...

    Congratulations. I hope to have as good a report as you in about 7 years.
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    For me the benefits of tubeless are: Fewer...

    For me the benefits of tubeless are:


    Fewer flats – yes if you do get a flat, it will be a little messy compared to a conventional clincher. However, given that you will get far fewer flats...
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    Another tubeless convert here. I have been riding...

    Another tubeless convert here. I have been riding gravel since lat fall and went to tubeless about 5 weeks ago at the recommendation of a new riding group. The difference was huge, I saw a marked...
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    Is This Too Much

    April 25 - 50 mile gravel race
    May 2 -50 mile gravel race
    May 9 - Tour de Cure Metric
    May 16 - Wicked Wind 100 miles
    May 22 - 23 - Cottonwood 200
    May 30 - DK 200 Half Pint (100 miles)
    June 8...
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    Won My First Race Today

    Second race ever, last week was the first and I placed 3rd after a flat tire. Today was a 54 mile gravel race and finished in 3:03 with a 17.6 mph pace. I have never ridden 50+ miles without stopping...
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    Race 2 in the series was today. Won the C class...

    Race 2 in the series was today. Won the C class with 17.6 average, 54 miles in 3:03. I have never ridden 50 mIles straight before.
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    Another vote for the Trek Domane (my ride). The...

    Another vote for the Trek Domane (my ride). The ride is smooth even on rough pavement plus you have the added benefit of tubeless ready wheels. If you put tubeless tires on, you reduce the psi...
  11. Thread: IRC Tires

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    IRC Tires

    Posted in 50+ forum but, I thought I would ask here.

    Any experience with IRC tires that you care to share?
  12. Thread: IRC Tires

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    IRC Tires

    Posted earlier in a thread about going tubeless on my road bike this year. I have American Classic wheels and from what I have read, those who work for American Classic use either IRC or Schwalbe...
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    New Brake Pads

    Going to get my new American Classic Argent Wheels on my road bike and I want to take of them. So, should I replace the 2 year old pads I currently have? If so, is there a pad that is more wheel...
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    It is a self supported ride but, the route is two...

    It is a self supported ride but, the route is two 25 mile loops so you have a chance to bail. I am also sure that you won't be stranded out on the road. Come on down you will enjoy it.
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    Shoot me a PM if you come down to one of the...

    Shoot me a PM if you come down to one of the rides, I can introduce to some of the gravel guru's around here. If you are going to make only one event, I would shoot for the May 2nd ride because it...
  16. Thread: Tubeless

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    I am no expert but, you need to be sure and use...

    I am no expert but, you need to be sure and use plenty of sealant. Non tubeless tires can be used but, at lower psi so as not blow out the sidewalls (hence the 40 psi recommendation). Lastly, non...
  17. Thread: Tubeless

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    Tubeless

    Around these parts most of the serious gravel riders are running regular CX tires tubeless at between 35 and 40 psi. Their rationale is that the ride is more comfortable and faster because the tire...
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    I was in a car accident on March 20th of last...

    I was in a car accident on March 20th of last year and broke both bones in my arm which required surgery and two stainless plates to repair. I too wanted to keep my fitness up during the recovery...
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    There were over 100 riders yesterday and the...

    There were over 100 riders yesterday and the gravel was fast. My moving time on 52 miles was 2:53 or 17.7 mph. Hopefully, next week will be a carbon copy.
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    According to sponsors there are about 30 signed...

    According to sponsors there are about 30 signed up for this Saturday and another 20 to 30 committed to sign up the day of the event. I will ride but have not signed up.
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    Oklahoma Land Run 100

    Did any other brave souls besides myself attempt this event on the 14th? If so, I would love for you to share your experience.

    As for me ...

    I had been looking forward to this event since the...
  22. Thread: Tubeless

    by Planemaker
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    Quick and final update on the tubeless...

    Quick and final update on the tubeless experiment. I checked the tires today and both held their air pressure at 40 psi since Monday. So, I decided to give them a go with a 20 mile easy ride. I...
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    Thanks for your input. These particular tires...

    Thanks for your input. These particular tires were purchased last fall and have approximately 600 miles on them (on two different wheelsets and mostly D&G) would this count toward the aging process?
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    Mounting Rear Wheel

    I learned to mount wheels (years ago) by flipping the bike upside down. I have problems mounting the rear wheel with bike right side up because of the rear derailer.

    Tips and tricks to do this...
  25. Thread: Tubeless

    by Planemaker
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    OK, both tires have sealed off nicely so, I went...

    OK, both tires have sealed off nicely so, I went for a very quick ride in the neighborhood (not real fast). I tried to hit as many big cracks and rough spots in the pavement as I could. There was no...
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