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08-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,075
Posted By Metieval

Because you never had a turkey leg at the...

Because you never had a turkey leg at the Renaissance Fair. After riding your unicycle there.

*shrugs*
08-21-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,075
Posted By rosefarts

I donít get unicycles, rollerblades, the...

I donít get unicycles, rollerblades, the Renaissance Fair, or smoked meat.

I donít waste my time getting on their forums telling them my opinions about it.
08-21-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By NextDIYikeproj

My Gravel bike build is complete!

I'M SO PROUD!

After hundr.... many hours in the workshop my home built gravel bike is finished and the final part of my youtube series is live! This has definitely given me a taste for building...
08-19-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,075
Posted By GhostRider62

Let me do the math for you. N + 1

Let me do the math for you.

N + 1
08-17-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I have indeed. If it's much more than 20 miles...

I have indeed. If it's much more than 20 miles gravel, I'd rather ride full suspension XC bike, or maybe 650+.

This ride was approx 10 miles road, 25 miles gravel, 5 miles rough doubletrack jeep...
08-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By blakcloud

I find this topic timely as I just got back from...

I find this topic timely as I just got back from a road trip where I alternated between a road ride one day and gravel riding the next. The gravel rides just beat me up. my hands were sore and numb,...
08-16-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By msu2001la

The pricing seems ridiculous. The dropper post is...

The pricing seems ridiculous. The dropper post is $600 and the fork is $800. That's $1400 and 3lbs of extra moving parts to provide minimal suspension travel/dropper post capability.

I don't get...
08-14-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,555
Posted By PNWgarageDad

I'm new to this forum and have spent countless...

I'm new to this forum and have spent countless hours doing my due diligence on gravel bikes and must say... this is such an entertaining thread , so many LOL! . Thank you for all of the...
07-25-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,565,252
Posted By gios

Nice brakes... :) ___ :D

Nice brakes... :) ___ :D
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Jacob_R_59

My Modified Trek

Hello, Iím about to send the frame out for a single color powder coat.

Iím trying to match a specific color, 2018 Toyota RAV4 Electric Storm Blue.

When I finish it, my Trek 620 will have...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By Road Fan

A few (10?) years ago I planned for a 300 mile...

A few (10?) years ago I planned for a 300 mile sagged tour, 60 or so miles each day. 2 days on, one day off, 3 days on, one pretty hilly at least for Michigan. So I set four training goals...
07-19-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By chief9245

Yeah Joe it's kind of pricey, but I've seen some...

Yeah Joe it's kind of pricey, but I've seen some major name brands up in the 2 hundreds also. And not only that, but how many people spend big chunks of change for other components to replace the...
07-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,565,252
Posted By mattcalifornia

I picked this up used earlier this year, along...

I picked this up used earlier this year, along with a set of 700c Ibis wheels. Took off the dropper post, replaced the saddle, and down-sized the chainring to 32. These wheels have 47mm WTB Venture...
Forum: Touring
07-17-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,828
Posted By nun

Here is my tried and tested setup of a Carradice...

Here is my tried and tested setup of a Carradice Camper and an Ortlieb Classic on a relatively new Specialized Diverge.
The components are 105 and the gearing of 48/32 x 11/34 is good for touring. I...
07-15-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 218,977
Posted By KJ43

I just picked up a new wheelset. Light...

I just picked up a new wheelset.

Light Bicycle Falcon Pro - WR38 Disc - 24H - Hooked Tubeless:

DT SWISS 240 EXP straight pull Center lock Black
DT SWISS 240 EXP Shimano Road 11S straight...
07-15-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,815
Posted By mgopack42

Thanks for all of the feedback! you guys always...

Thanks for all of the feedback! you guys always rock the web!

Update to OP. I was being a little facetious with the TBI part of the comment. I just wanted to get a discussion rolling. Of...
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Smokinapankake

The plan was simple: take the Denver & Rio...

The plan was simple: take the Denver & Rio Grande Western rail trail from Roy south until I intersected Antelope Drive in Layton. Then West on Antelope Drive until I hit Antelope Island, then from...
07-13-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By sean.hwy

just bought the garmen 130 plus for gf. works...

just bought the garmen 130 plus for gf. works great.

I switched from hiking to biking. So I already had a garmin fenix watch. It even did power meters! while it was convenient since I already...
07-13-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By balto charlie

Very cool picture

Very cool picture
07-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By balto charlie

West Va gravel bikepacking tour. Great riding...

West Va gravel bikepacking tour. Great riding temps, some rain, very very steep. I love this area!!...
07-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By Wilbur76

Acres of oil fields. Lovely. ...

Acres of oil fields. Lovely.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d20946cd_ce97_499b_a3ae_8f98bfdf3a2e_0e2df8e52c16dfc7de79a7367df0e8bd05266697.jpeg...
07-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,842
Posted By mstateglfr

A 25mm Gatorskin has 19.3 watts of rolling...

A 25mm Gatorskin has 19.3 watts of rolling resistance.
A 38mm GravelKing Slick has 20.8 watts of rolling resistance.
A 38mm GravelKing SS has 23 watts of rolling resistance.

So your 32mm...
07-09-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,842
Posted By tangerineowl

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an...

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an issue. Sounds more like a hiking/hike-a-bike stretch :)
Something I tend to keep an eye out for at times, but that is on a 2.2".

You'd may make...
07-08-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By Badger6

At this point, I think it is fair to say,...

At this point, I think it is fair to say, unscientifically, to each their own.
07-08-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 796
Posted By mgopack42

That bike is not set up yet. I dragged it out of...

That bike is not set up yet. I dragged it out of the box, slapped the bars, seat, and wheels on it, and took a picture. it is too hot in the afternoons here to "work" in the garage. seat height is...
07-07-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,840
Posted By Whib

My normal riding is, indeed, single track. I like...

My normal riding is, indeed, single track. I like slow, technical trails and long distances.

I enjoyed the gravel because I was in the woods the whole time, riding beside a buddy (as opposed to...
07-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,840
Posted By Whib

Went on my first gravel ride a couple days ago. I...

Went on my first gravel ride a couple days ago. I was on my hardtail MTB. Loved it! I promptly came home and signed up for a September gravel race, the Dirt Diggler 45.5 in Brevard, NC. Iím curious:...
07-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By grolby

The main difference for me in saddle preference...

The main difference for me in saddle preference on roads vs gravel (and, more of the time, cyclocross) is that I can tolerate many more different saddle shapes on the off-road bike. My road position...
07-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Cycling879

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

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07-02-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By Steve B.

Agree.

Agree.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,911
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ That sounds like Lon Haldeman. I figure he's...

^ That sounds like Lon Haldeman. I figure he's successful at long-distance rides because he simply loves getting on his bike and riding as far as he can. There's some great stuff on his Pac Tour...
06-30-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By Mmassey338

Maine

40 miles on the Downeast Sunrise Trail, from Schoodic Mountain to Machias, Maine. The first 8-10 miles were on freshly graded trail, so a workout. After that it was nicely packed. Machias is home to...
06-25-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By zandoval

Its not my route that's changed but rather my...

Its not my route that's changed but rather my bike. Years ago I set up my ChroMo Univega for touring because allot of the roads I was on were pretty rough. The roads have not gotten better or my...
06-23-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By chaadster

Merely being custom-made is no guarantee of...

Merely being custom-made is no guarantee of anything: it takes people who understand and know stuff to make a good bike.

A buyer needs to know what they want and how to communicate that to the...
06-13-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,817
Posted By dsaul

One of the many reasons the UCI should stay out...

One of the many reasons the UCI should stay out of Gravel. No good can come from it.
06-10-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,255
Posted By Koyote

if only Walter White had known how much he could...

if only Walter White had known how much he could get for a good chain lube.
06-09-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By ksryder

I mean small sample size but I've never heard...

I mean small sample size but I've never heard anyone with a Kona who didn't like it.
06-09-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a chain- any 10sp chain works. Shimano, KMC,...

Its a chain- any 10sp chain works. Shimano, KMC, SRAM, etc.
No idea why Shimano's website didnt list everything, but its the Shimano website...its never exactly been gushing with info.
A...
06-07-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By mstateglfr

I've owned 3 steel frames that I've used for...

I've owned 3 steel frames that I've used for gravel bikes.
An older early 90s basic butted cromoly frame, a modern heat treated double butted cantilever frame, and a modern 853 oversized and shaped...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By elcruxio

Well that was a quick ponder. But for the...

Well that was a quick ponder.

But for the others considering the same thing, sit bone pain in relation to padding usually occurs due to two reasons. If you have too little padding, the sit bone...
05-26-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,043
Posted By Ghazmh

My dream gravel bike would be custom titanium...

My dream gravel bike would be custom titanium with full GRX, full Chris King, rack mounts and have my name on the top tube.
05-26-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By kar

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/833x462/trail2_c183bc965045ddc92a77b3c6a962dfdbb5b4cac5.png


I had to move that fallen tree on to the trail to make the picture more...
05-26-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,043
Posted By ksryder

At this point whatever is in stock.

At this point whatever is in stock.
05-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By Rolla

I clean the chainring teeth, but only disassemble...

I clean the chainring teeth, but only disassemble if it's making noise.


I only disassemble if it's making noise. Then I'll grease and re-install it, or replace if it's been a year or two.

...
05-25-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 218,977
Posted By franswa

Matching the frame

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05-25-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By mstateglfr

I wash my bike every now and then. Then lube the...

I wash my bike every now and then. Then lube the chain when it seems to need it.

Crank and BB- I will remove this during a winter teardown. Otherwise its cleaned with a spray bottle of dish...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,396
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy choices. Back wheel has Rohloff14 with TRP...

Easy choices. Back wheel has Rohloff14 with TRP Spyre cable disc brake.
Front wheel hub is a SA XL-FDD dyno DRUM brake. Always works in any weather with ZERO adjustment, for 30,000 miles. A strong...
05-23-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 305,460
Posted By franswa

Endless rain here it seems

First ride on the Double Cross

https://youtu.be/ozzXfjb9HoY
05-22-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By Rolla

As long as I've been riding, there's always been...

As long as I've been riding, there's always been a big difference between "what I thought would be totally awesome" and "what really works best for how I actually ride." For gravel, a steel...
05-20-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Rolla

30 years ago I used to fly with my bike, but the...

30 years ago I used to fly with my bike, but the bike rental world has vastly improved since then. Most of the time I can get a better bike than my own, and there's a great simplicity in just...
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