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06-24-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By tFUnK

They're okay. Nothing special but can't say...

They're okay. Nothing special but can't say they're bad. They're a standard middle of the road tire with OK puncture protection and OK road feel.
06-24-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By tFUnK

I can lock my wheels using either but prefer the...

I can lock my wheels using either but prefer the lever feel of the mini v. It just feels more solid and responsive to me.
06-24-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By tFUnK

Are the two pads centered so that they contact...

Are the two pads centered so that they contact the rim simultaneously when lever is pulled? Is there play on the wheel or hub such that the wheel isn't laterally stiff enough when the pads contact...
06-24-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By tFUnK

Should shift a straight block 11-19 just fine....

Should shift a straight block 11-19 just fine. May need to play with the b screw a bit. I ran a 1x9 LX RD with Tiagra shifter on an 11-23 cassette and it worked fine.
06-24-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By tFUnK

Iirc the Shimano 10sp road stuff is...

Iirc the Shimano 10sp road stuff is interchangeable with the exception of the Dura Ace line (only compatible within its own range). Does anyone else recall this as well, or am I just making stuff up?
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By tFUnK

I do this on several of my bikes. Worked well...

I do this on several of my bikes. Worked well with the exception of when I had a dozen (no joke) goatheads once and when a large piece of glass made it through my commuter tire another time. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,478
Posted By tFUnK

Platform over hanging any day, especially when...

Platform over hanging any day, especially when transporting multiple bikes at a time. I've had the same hanging trunk rack for almost 20 years. Sure it works, but upgrading to a 1up was a game...
02-07-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By tFUnK

Thread title should be : "Stole a frame, built a...

Thread title should be : "Stole a frame, built a gravel bike"
Jk, great build. The ocd in me wishes it had a matching groupset and a threadless carbon fork, but I'm sure that thing rides as great...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By tFUnK

Looks comfy. I have similar pants from Costco...

Looks comfy. I have similar pants from Costco from a few years ago, liked them so much I bought 2 in black and 2 in gray. What I wouldn't suggest, however, is biking in them. The material, while...
01-23-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By tFUnK

Nice, I'm also using 46/34 and debating whether...

Nice, I'm also using 46/34 and debating whether it's worthwhile to go 48/32. I also had a 11-36 cassette but have since switched to a 11-40 (Rival with road link). So far I've not run out of gears on...
01-23-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By tFUnK

1x is great until I hit those steep fire roads....

1x is great until I hit those steep fire roads. Currently have a 2x with 34/40 climbing gear. My next gravel bike might be a 1x and I'd probably go no lower than 40 or 42t up front and just succumb...
01-23-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By tFUnK

I have the 1up single rack. Works great, no...

I have the 1up single rack. Works great, no complaints for my use case (regular road, cx, 26er mtbs). As others have mentioned, it is not great for small tired bikes or bikes with fenders, lacks a...
12-07-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By tFUnK

Looks like it just needs a front wheel and some...

Looks like it just needs a front wheel and some bar tape to make it rideable again. I used to have that bike. Great utility bike minus the slightly heavy weight and tire overlap.
11-24-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 134,847
Posted By tFUnK

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Right before I pinch flatted 😅

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11-24-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By tFUnK

Go for it This is one reason why some folks keep...

Go for it This is one reason why some folks keep spare wheelsets around.
09-12-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,069
Posted By tFUnK

Agreed, my experience is similar. My comment...

Agreed, my experience is similar. My comment above was by no means a recommendation to hit the trails on a road bike on skinny tires, but to provide some context for those of us who, for whatever...
08-31-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,069
Posted By tFUnK

If you've been MTBing on a road bike with 23-25c...

If you've been MTBing on a road bike with 23-25c slicks, then a 26c with some knobs will feel great. But sometimes I'm on 40mm semi-knobbies and that's not enough tire.
08-31-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By tFUnK

Fewer cars, more wildlife/scenery. The rugged...

Fewer cars, more wildlife/scenery. The rugged trail surfaces give an illusion of adventure and exploration.
08-31-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,955
Posted By tFUnK

I picked up a full-suspension MTB (30lbs, with...

I picked up a full-suspension MTB (30lbs, with 2.2" tires) because some of the trails I ride were just a bit much for my cx/gravel bike (22lbs; with 40mm tires). It's certainly doable on the gravel...
08-30-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,771
Posted By tFUnK

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-30-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By tFUnK

Pics!

Pics!
08-30-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,955
Posted By tFUnK

I don't know about where the industry is headed...

I don't know about where the industry is headed but I've been toying with the idea of building up a front or full suspension gravel bike with drop bars. Being able to keep it light weight is key.
08-19-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By tFUnK

Probably okay to ride but not a risk I'm willing...

Probably okay to ride but not a risk I'm willing to take. The welded surface area is comparable minus that little bit, but there's not enough material where the blade fits into the crown so there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,749
Posted By tFUnK

I've been off and on latex tubes over the past...

I've been off and on latex tubes over the past few years. Apart from what has already been mentioned about the ride quality and installation concerns, I will say that the latex will creep out of any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By tFUnK

I've had good luck with latex tubes for...

I've had good luck with latex tubes for preventing flats. On the other hand, they also can creep out of cuts and holes. Conclusion if you care about right and riding quality just go with a training...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By tFUnK

Even on casual group rides I don't mind the...

Even on casual group rides I don't mind the larger gaps on my 1x10. Granted, I am running a 44t with a 11-36 and not a 11-42.
08-09-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By tFUnK

If it were me I'd go with the one with low bb and...

If it were me I'd go with the one with low bb and shorter chain stays. Used to be big on rack mounts but unless you're carrying a laptop or something frame bags can hold plenty of cargo as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By tFUnK

I tried to warranty a cracked proprietary seat...

I tried to warranty a cracked proprietary seat post that had failed from normal torque and couldn't even get a crash replacement price from BMC.
08-07-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By tFUnK

It's a good bike for 40 but not really upgrade...

It's a good bike for 40 but not really upgrade worthy and you're not going to sell any of its parts off. That said, make sure it's assembled properly and just ride the heck out of it and enjoy it.
08-07-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By tFUnK

Maybe you can find a good deal on a used one.

Maybe you can find a good deal on a used one.
08-07-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,749
Posted By tFUnK

Anything more than 13 miles and I find myself...

Anything more than 13 miles and I find myself preferring drop bars instead of flats. I think you'll enjoy the differentiation that a gravel bike offers from a hybrid.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,776
Posted By tFUnK

The nicer aluminum alloy tubes ride great....

The nicer aluminum alloy tubes ride great. Wouldn't mind getting a vintage Cannondale or Specialized E5 to add to the stable. Of course, the wife will probably object.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By tFUnK

Smart weld?

Smart weld?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,982
Posted By tFUnK

1x is great . Used to do 39x12-23 for flat...

1x is great . Used to do 39x12-23 for flat commuting and had no complaints. Now I do 44x11-36 for general road riding. 44/36 climbing gear is almost equivalent to 34/28 which is okay for me since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 685,444
Posted By tFUnK

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Recently swapped out the 6600 group for Sram Rival 1x. Only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By tFUnK

Had a set of 60/88s. Looked really cool and not...

Had a set of 60/88s. Looked really cool and not super heavy at 1700g. Still, the extra weight on the rear made the bike slow to kick into speed and the crosswinds were more noticeable, even for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,612
Posted By tFUnK

Get a different frame bag or put contents into...

Get a different frame bag or put contents into jersey pockets/hip bag and ditch the saddle bag, then use the triathlon bottle holders.
07-29-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,281
Posted By tFUnK

I use Squirt and next I'm considering melted wax....

I use Squirt and next I'm considering melted wax. Since you're not interested in either and only want DIY solutions, I'll say that in the past I've used mineral oil and motor oil. Apply mineral oil...
07-27-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By tFUnK

Quick links on 10 speed chains work fine for me....

Quick links on 10 speed chains work fine for me. On Shimano chains if you pop out a pin you need a special pin to replace it, otherwise be prepared to constantly snap that chain. Not sure if kmc 10...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,440
Posted By tFUnK

A friend used to get groceries using a large...

A friend used to get groceries using a large messenger bag. I'm a rack and panniers guy myself but it seemed to work well for him when he did it.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,067
Posted By tFUnK

You can go 1.25 or 1.5 but as many have stated,...

You can go 1.25 or 1.5 but as many have stated, you're better off going a bit wider.
07-27-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By tFUnK

Not sure what's going on but one thing I can say...

Not sure what's going on but one thing I can say is that the 28x1.5 sizing (for example) refers to a diameter of 28 and a width of 1.5. You don't add those two numbers to get 29.5. Make sure the...
07-27-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By tFUnK

What I would do will depend on the type of tire...

What I would do will depend on the type of tire (lightweight racing, heavy duty touring, etc) and the nature of the flats/punctures (glass, thorns, nails, etc). That said, 4 years and 5k miles is a...
07-26-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,041
Posted By tFUnK

Great thread. Pretty rims to look at, but heavy.

Great thread. Pretty rims to look at, but heavy.
07-26-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By tFUnK

I assume you routed and clamped the shifter cable...

I assume you routed and clamped the shifter cable properly into the rear derailleur?
07-26-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By tFUnK

Can't comment on thin stays but short stays below...

Can't comment on thin stays but short stays below the top tube makes for a stiffer rear triangle which (supposedly) adds to responsiveness while allowing the seat tube to flex a bit more....
07-26-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By tFUnK

Nice! The lack of eyelets on mine was my only...

Nice! The lack of eyelets on mine was my only minor complaint, but I guess different models/years do have eyelets.
07-26-18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By tFUnK

I have a 2011 XO2 as my main gravel bike. It's...

I have a 2011 XO2 as my main gravel bike. It's pretty lightweight and fits a reasonably wide tire (40mm). I specifically got it due to its light weight and relatively normal bb height (ie, it's not...
07-07-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By tFUnK

Some lubes basically act like a solvent. If...

Some lubes basically act like a solvent. If you're switching to a lube like this I wouldn't bother with a deep clean. Just apply slowly and liberally and wipe off excess as you spin it a few cycles.
07-07-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By tFUnK

... And to answer the OP, just avoid cross...

... And to answer the OP, just avoid cross chaining
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