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09-21-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,159
Posted By jp911

GTI for me. It's great to drive, priced right,...

GTI for me. It's great to drive, priced right, and has been reliable (I also do my own car maintenance).

Personally, I prefer roof racks. The GTI is low enough that a steep driveway (for example)...
09-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By jp911

It's true that with cars you size the master...

It's true that with cars you size the master cylinder to match the brake caliper piston diameters and it makes a big difference in effort required and ability to modulate. That said, it's also true...
09-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,256
Posted By jp911

I think we can all agree (as people who just like...

I think we can all agree (as people who just like riding around on bikes) that it's about the journey not the destination. Building a bike just adds to that. Won't save you money, but it will give...
08-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By jp911

Hard to tell based solely on your written...

Hard to tell based solely on your written description, but there are limit screws on the FD that set the upper and lower limits of the movement. It sounds like your low limit screw is set to far "in"...
08-05-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

1x experiment: experiences so far

Thought I'd share my 2x to 1x experiences as "data" for others.

I built up my Niner RLT9 with Ultegra 2x (46/34, 11-32 cassette) and I've ridden like that for over 4 years. No real complaints,...
06-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By jp911

IMO, it's all about tire clearance and how much...

IMO, it's all about tire clearance and how much you can stuff in the frame, fork, and brake setup. Old rigid mountain bikes with cantilever brakes are generally a better starting point than a road...
06-12-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jp911

I found them on Amazon, but Jenson has them as...

I found them on Amazon, but Jenson has them as well.
06-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jp911

Plug for SwissStop RS pads. Having tried Shimano...

Plug for SwissStop RS pads. Having tried Shimano organic and metal, I much prefer the bite of these pads (gradual at first and then quite powerful) as well as how quiet they've been.

P.S. to the...
06-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By jp911

Personally, I'm glad DOT fluid is not used in all...

Personally, I'm glad DOT fluid is not used in all disc brakes. Having spent a lot of time working on cars I can tell you that hydraulic brake fluid is nasty stuff to work with...eats paint, rough on...
05-28-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By jp911

Maxxis Rambler tubeless 40mm has been a great...

Maxxis Rambler tubeless 40mm has been a great tire. Rolls reasonably well on pavement, great on gravel, great on trails with loose dirt, and very durable.
03-19-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,090
Posted By jp911

I'm about your height, although I think I have...

I'm about your height, although I think I have more height in my torso than you (32" inseam). I ride a 56cm gravel bike and I use a 80mm stem, which I find improves steeper and more technical...
02-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,549
Posted By jp911

Rented one last year (trip to Lake Tahoe) and my...

Rented one last year (trip to Lake Tahoe) and my wife and I instantly enjoyed it. Took it on the bike path on the west side of the lake and rode for about 20 miles. She was shocked how far, how fast,...
06-28-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,584
Posted By jp911

How far are you willing to travel from Tahoe? The...

How far are you willing to travel from Tahoe? The Lost & Found ride is held on the gravel roads around Portola and Lake Davis. It's an amazing part of the Sierras for gravel riding due to the large,...
04-23-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,702
Posted By jp911

Flat vs clipless is a matter of personal...

Flat vs clipless is a matter of personal preference and maybe a "horses for courses" thing. Personally, I use flats on my mountain bike. I like knowing I can drop a foot if I need to; I'm more...
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