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Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By MileHighMark

I have to completely remove the skewer on my...

I have to completely remove the skewer on my Nova-equipped bike when it's time to remove the front wheel. Going to try a bolt-on skewer to see if it'll clear w/o needing to be removed.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,325,635
Posted By MileHighMark

Not a fan of porteur-style racks on that bike...

Not a fan of porteur-style racks on that bike (I've tried a couple). Handles much better with low-riders.
03-28-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,163
Posted By MileHighMark

This. Factory lube is fine inside the chain, but...

This. Factory lube is fine inside the chain, but the chain turns into a fuzzy caterpillar if you don't wipe down the outside of the chain.
03-28-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,027
Posted By MileHighMark

There are flats, and there are flats. A simple...

There are flats, and there are flats. A simple puncture shouldn't require any intervention as long as your sealant hasn't dried up. In some cases you may have to rotate the tire so that the puncture...
03-09-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,993
Posted By MileHighMark

The rim widths were external measurements. I...

The rim widths were external measurements.

I have not ridden the 28mm Shikoro, but I have ridden the 33mm version. I much prefer the 28mm Gravelking as far as ride quality. Bontrager's R3...
02-18-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 40,468
Posted By MileHighMark

In the past 5-6 years, I've gone from a triple,...

In the past 5-6 years, I've gone from a triple, to various doubles (34/46, 36/46, 34/48, 30/50), but currently run a single-ring setup (42 & 10-42). If I was doing fast-paced club rides (on...
Forum: Foo
02-08-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 110,099
Posted By MileHighMark

So much goodness here: ...

So much goodness here:
https://beachslang.bandcamp.com/
Forum: Commuting
01-26-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,325,635
Posted By MileHighMark

500666 Taken during yesterday's ride home....

500666

Taken during yesterday's ride home. Temp was approx 34f with snow flurries.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,911
Posted By MileHighMark

Sometimes the best rides take place on the wrong...

Sometimes the best rides take place on the wrong bikes...
01-18-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,116
Posted By MileHighMark

Nothing compares to Chain-L, in my experience...

Nothing compares to Chain-L, in my experience (http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=2208).
01-15-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,279
Posted By MileHighMark

I'd like to see that--do you have a photo?

I'd like to see that--do you have a photo?
01-15-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,279
Posted By MileHighMark

All of the lights that I recently reviewed...

All of the lights that I recently reviewed (http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=5228) can be mounted under the bars. If you look closely at the photo below you'll see a CatEye light mounted upside down on...
01-15-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By MileHighMark

I remember those brackets, but not the...

I remember those brackets, but not the corresponding lights. They look like they may actually be compatible with the current lights' bases.
Forum: Foo
01-11-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,967
Posted By MileHighMark

Godspeed, Ziggy.

Godspeed, Ziggy.
Forum: Touring
12-17-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By MileHighMark

You have a bike? You ride it on gravel? You...

You have a bike?
You ride it on gravel?
You have a gravel bike.
12-15-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,636
Posted By MileHighMark

The best is the enemy of the good.

The best is the enemy of the good.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,325,635
Posted By MileHighMark

New rack (Pass & Stow) and porteur bag...

New rack (Pass & Stow) and porteur bag (RuthWorks):

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12-02-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,001
Posted By MileHighMark

The thin/thick spacers should be configured such...

The thin/thick spacers should be configured such that the brake arms are parallel to the rims when brakes are applied. If the brakes are splayed-out, then the narrow spacers need to be moved to the...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,325,635
Posted By MileHighMark

New Pass and Stow rack: 489719

New Pass and Stow rack:

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10-26-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,916
Posted By MileHighMark

Salsa's Vaya is one of my all-time favorites....

Salsa's Vaya is one of my all-time favorites. Foolishly sold my first one, but replaced it with another one. Great for gravel, dirt roads, and commuting.
10-20-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,111
Posted By MileHighMark

Anxiously awaiting my 33mm samples.

Anxiously awaiting my 33mm samples.
09-30-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,110
Posted By MileHighMark

Half a mile from my front door to the trail head.

Half a mile from my front door to the trail head.
09-29-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,380
Posted By MileHighMark

My demo Grade showed up yesterday. Metallic paint...

My demo Grade showed up yesterday. Metallic paint really pops in sunlight.

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Forum: Touring
09-24-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,563
Posted By MileHighMark

They really do hold their value. I sold a pair...

They really do hold their value. I sold a pair years ago and they fetched a very fair price.
Forum: Touring
09-24-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,563
Posted By MileHighMark

Durability, weatherproofness, spare parts...

Durability, weatherproofness, spare parts availability. I beat the snot out of mine, and they look practically brand-new (http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=4986) after a year's use.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,260
Posted By MileHighMark

Look for some Mavic road shoes on sale. Depending...

Look for some Mavic road shoes on sale. Depending on your size, you may be able to get a nice pair for under $100. I have a pair, and they work nicely with my Speedplay road pedals.
09-24-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By MileHighMark

Some things just refuse to die...

Some things just refuse to die...
09-23-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,380
Posted By MileHighMark

I have a Grade Alloy Sora demo bike coming next...

I have a Grade Alloy Sora demo bike coming next week. I specifically requested on of the lower-priced models so that I could see how much bike you could get for under a grand. Should be fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,260
Posted By MileHighMark

The 3-to-4 bolt adapters that come with the...

The 3-to-4 bolt adapters that come with the pedals aren't that bad. In all my years of using their pedals I've never felt the need to pay the extra $$$ for shoes with Speedplay-specific soles.
09-22-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By MileHighMark

The iSSi line of pedals is quite good. Entry/exit...

The iSSi line of pedals is quite good. Entry/exit is smooth and consistent, and being able to choose spindle length is good for those that need it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,260
Posted By MileHighMark

I've been on various Speedplay pedals for more...

I've been on various Speedplay pedals for more than 15 years, and just installed a pair of SYZRs. The pedal/cleat interface is incredibly secure, but clipping in/out is very easy. Micro-adjustable...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

Pick up some Panaracer Paselas (w/o the PT or TG...

Pick up some Panaracer Paselas (w/o the PT or TG protection). Cheap, supple casings, and enough tread for mild unpaved use.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

I alternate between 38mm Compass Barlow Pass and...

I alternate between 38mm Compass Barlow Pass and 38mm SOMA C-Line tires. The former measure 38mm on 25mm rims, whereas the latter are closer to 36mm wide.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

You may want to consider plastic fenders instead....

You may want to consider plastic fenders instead. The 52mm VO fenders fenders make contact with the fork/stays unless you squash them slightly, and that results in less tire clearance. An SKS P50 is...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

Front fender has the standard stays, an L-bracket...

Front fender has the standard stays, an L-bracket at the back of the fork, and the second set of stays that I added to the front of the fender.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

I've never had that problem. The bolt really...

I've never had that problem. The bolt really doesn't do much except act as a "hanger" for the daruma.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

A standard metric socket cap bolt is all that you...

A standard metric socket cap bolt is all that you need. Any decent hardware store will have them. Some nylon washers on either side of the fork/crown will protect the paint, and a nyloc nut will keep...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

If you need one, and haven't ordered one, let me...

If you need one, and haven't ordered one, let me know (I have a spare).
Forum: Commuting
09-01-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

Give the daruma a try first. Just curious, didn't...

Give the daruma a try first. Just curious, didn't your VO fenders come with one?
Forum: Commuting
09-01-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

VO sells the stays/hardware separately. I drilled...

VO sells the stays/hardware separately. I drilled a hole in the center of the fender and mounted the additional stay using one of the VO bolts.

BTW, I am gravelbike, so you can always reach me via...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

A daruma isn't necessary. Take a look at this...

A daruma isn't necessary. Take a look at this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/justridingalong/18713191013/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,285
Posted By MileHighMark

Same. Using them with 5.10 shoes and it's a very...

Same. Using them with 5.10 shoes and it's a very secure combination.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

Also, while the 52mm VO fenders do fit on the...

Also, while the 52mm VO fenders do fit on the Vaya, expect some contact on the inside of the fork blades and seatstays. A 50mm fender is about the biggest that fits the frame/fork with room to spare.
08-31-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By MileHighMark

Panaracer Gravelking (28mm) or Vittoria Voyager...

Panaracer Gravelking (28mm) or Vittoria Voyager Hyper (32mm).
Forum: Commuting
08-31-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By MileHighMark

Do you have any photos of your setup? I've run...

Do you have any photos of your setup? I've run several different fenders (http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=4753) on my Vayas, and didn't experience the problem you describe.
08-30-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By MileHighMark

GT spec'd them on one or two of their ill-fated...

GT spec'd them on one or two of their ill-fated 700D hybrids.
08-30-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,114
Posted By MileHighMark

What's your budget? Do you want to tinker or...

What's your budget?
Do you want to tinker or buy ready-to-ride?
There's gravel, and then there's gravel--what's yours like?
08-30-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By MileHighMark

Command shifters fetch a pretty penny on eBay. ...

Command shifters fetch a pretty penny on eBay.

I had a similarly equipped Bianchi back in the day, and it was outfitted with Command shifters. Personally I found that bar-end shifters worked...
08-28-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,120
Posted By MileHighMark

Don't ignore the Vaya. It does a lot of things...

Don't ignore the Vaya. It does a lot of things very well. It's one of my all-time favorites for mixed-terrain riding.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,325,635
Posted By MileHighMark

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