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09-15-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By hokiefyd

This is true -- and touring with a drop bar today...

This is true -- and touring with a drop bar today is largely a United States or at least North American thing. Many or even most Europeans tour on flat bar or riser bar bikes, which is relatively...
09-15-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By AU Tiger

I must not be reading the right threads, because...

I must not be reading the right threads, because I don't remember actually seeing anyone here espouse the supposed 30-mile rule. The only time I hear of it is when threads like this pop up every so...
09-13-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By M Rose

Well thank you all for your help. I just spent...

Well thank you all for your help. I just spent $2000 converting the Verve to drop bars. Shimano 105 components, 2x11 gear train, new crank, new wheels, new tires, new seat post, new seat, new pedals,...
09-13-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By fujifinest

I went with Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss...

I went with Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready Tire 700 x 38 @ $49.99 at the Ski Rack in Burlington, VT. I worked there in 1969-1971 when I went to the University of Vermont.

I talked to a...
09-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

He said why. He wants to ride the brake and he's...

He said why. He wants to ride the brake and he's worried about it overheating.

Why he cast himself as an iconoclast for this, I dunno.
09-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By c_m_shooter

The rear brake is less than 10% of your braking...

The rear brake is less than 10% of your braking strength. Why would you waste money and effort trying to make something fit that wont help any.
09-08-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By SteveG23

I got the Marin

Picked it up today. I didn't care much about the color, but the one on the sales floor was indeed the dark red people chose from the manufacturer's site. I was able to take it for a test drive on the...
09-07-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By SteveG23

Great input - thanks.

Great input - thanks.
09-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,932
Posted By jrhoneOC

that post was from late April. I picked up the...

that post was from late April. I picked up the nee bike in early May.

...
09-03-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 533,413
Posted By dougpgreen

NEW AUGUST 2021 SIRRUS X 5.0 EXPERIENCE Last...

NEW AUGUST 2021 SIRRUS X 5.0 EXPERIENCE
Last June I put a deposit down for a medium blue Sirrus X 5.0 for my wifes birthday in July. My LBS had one in the pipeline with no idea when it would arrive,...
09-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 533,413
Posted By GeoffNA

I love them. I think the 12* is the perfect...

I love them. I think the 12* is the perfect balance of comfort and performance. I never thought I'd notice the vibration dampening as much as was touted, but it makes a massive difference.
08-30-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,116
Posted By Henny

I have to admit, Iím surprised about the quick...

I have to admit, Iím surprised about the quick replacement too! It wasnít quick enough to stop me from buying a Revolt Advanced! :lol:
08-29-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,116
Posted By Henny

No, Giant covered the frame with their warranty! ...

No, Giant covered the frame with their warranty!

The old black frame:

...
08-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 2,558,203
Posted By Smokinapankake

This is it in its as of now final(ish)...

This is it in its as of now final(ish) configuration.

...
08-23-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,116
Posted By fabian.milea

I still have my TR SLR1 from 2016, done more than...

I still have my TR SLR1 from 2016, done more than 10k km on it and still rides very nice. Just did a touring trip this summer on the Danube from Linz to Vienna with my wife and our two boys, 8 and...
08-16-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By hokiefyd

Velo Orange has a new version of the Crazy Bar...

Velo Orange has a new version of the Crazy Bar coming out soon. It softens the 45 degree backsweep angle to 35 degrees, and also widens the bar, which is probably good news for many.

Velo Orange...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 583,521
Posted By pennpaul

Yep, I only moved down here last October a week...

Yep, I only moved down here last October a week after I finished my C&O ride. Got back, washed down the bike, and boxed it up the next day for the move. I actually like the dusty bike look, though....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 583,521
Posted By jpescatore

You're right - really does get dusty - but boy...

You're right - really does get dusty - but boy did it improve the ride! Much more GAP-like - I'll take having to wipe down the bike and chain at the end of the day as the downside...

College Park...
08-05-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Warbird21

Hey, you got it done! I'm easy to spot with a...

Hey, you got it done! I'm easy to spot with a lime green helmet and orange shoes!
08-02-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,339
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, making aluminum for bauxite is very nasty....

Yes, making aluminum for bauxite is very nasty. Reducing iron ore to iron also involves a whole lot of carbon from coal. Very nasty as well. We have a number of old coke ovens around Colorado which...
07-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 310,495
Posted By TakingMyTime

Installed some Bontrager Crivitz handlebars. ...

Installed some Bontrager Crivitz handlebars. They're pretty hard to find but I eventually found out Trek still has them in stock so I ordered them through my local dealer. I don't think they were...
07-20-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,523
Posted By matimeo

Glad to hear your good experience with the Advent...

Glad to hear your good experience with the Advent X stuff.

I would have bought bike you linked there if they had my size in stock. I'm hoping I'll come in around that same price when I sell off...
07-17-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By nomadmax

This was a heck of a find, thank you OP. I'm...

This was a heck of a find, thank you OP. I'm gonna try a set of these on my MTB.
07-16-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By DorkDisk

I see this geared towards the millions of old...

I see this geared towards the millions of old MTBs out there and converting them into trendy "gravel" bikes" as the 25.4 clamp means you can even run your old stem, as long as it is front loading....
07-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm going to buy one even though it's steel and...

I'm going to buy one even though it's steel and wrong clamp size. I just switched my bike over to flat bar mainly because I hate drop bar brake levers. Not sure if the extra inch of tubing behind the...
07-16-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By hokiefyd

I know $100 is not expensive for a quality...

I know $100 is not expensive for a quality handlebar and, as Russ noted, it's a lot cheaper than trying drops with STIs and deciding you don't like it...but it's still quite a bit of money to drop on...
07-15-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By hokiefyd

It's interesting! In the vein of "more...

It's interesting! In the vein of "more information is always better", Russ posted a video on this today as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNkaOJX4X9c
07-13-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,405
Posted By hokiefyd

I went with a bit shorter axle-to-crown (a2c)...

I went with a bit shorter axle-to-crown (a2c) length to increase the head tube angle a little bit (I use this hardtail fully rigid MTB as more of a hybrid bike). The stock 27.5" 80mm fork had a 475mm...
07-13-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,405
Posted By Slowkevin

yeah I actually took my salsa cro moto fork to...

yeah I actually took my salsa cro moto fork to blue and black trails and it actually did decent, even on rock gardens but it was a bit painful at times. I recently added a redshift stem though for...
07-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,405
Posted By Slowkevin

I got my Salsa cro moto used for $80 and new...

I got my Salsa cro moto used for $80 and new theyíre $130. Ones with more eyelets for attachments are only $140. This is for QR though, thru axle is around $200. I took the Salsa fork to blue and...
07-13-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,405
Posted By hokiefyd

I replaced the cheap Suntour fork on my "hybrid"...

I replaced the cheap Suntour fork on my "hybrid" mountain bike with a steel fork from Surly and it's a totally different bike. I really enjoy it.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-05-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By jpescatore

Indian Head MD Rail Trail Deja Vu All Over Again

On Saturday, my wife I drove down to White Plains MD and rode one of our favorite Maryland rail trails - the Indian Head Rail Trail...
06-30-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 219,981
Posted By DorkDisk

Here's my winter all-rounder I built starting...

Here's my winter all-rounder I built starting with a '94 750 frameset.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/img_9481_795338c2c19eceb7b20047abed7cbd570116cb82.png...
06-29-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,273
Posted By hokiefyd

Prices are high because the economic value of...

Prices are high because the economic value of bicycles is higher today. Producers don't set prices in a vacuum. In a free market, both producers and consumers together set pricing. If bike X is...
06-26-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,273
Posted By unterhausen

I'm surprised that prices didn't go up more. ...

I'm surprised that prices didn't go up more. Expenses have definitely gone up
06-26-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,273
Posted By hokiefyd

Because there's never been a direct relationship...

Because there's never been a direct relationship between the MSRP of a bike and the cost of goods sold, I think it's difficult to correctly characterize this as "price gouging". Bikes retail for...
06-24-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,273
Posted By SkinGriz

Neither

Everything is worth what someone is willing to pay.

No such thing as price gouging.
06-23-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,405
Posted By hokiefyd

My bike that currently does not have Advent that...

My bike that currently does not have Advent that will in the future is running an RD-T4000 Alivio derailleur and a 9-speed 11-40 Sunrace cassette (with 36t chain ring, running poor man's 1x), with a...
06-22-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,405
Posted By Bill1227

I put pics in the touring sub forum the other day...

I put pics in the touring sub forum the other day but will add here. I do really like the bars , zero hand numbness , I get four hand positions with the inner ends I added

its a 2021 Trek 520...
06-21-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 533,413
Posted By LazyMike

2019 Specialized Sirrus Sport Alloy Disc

Found this on Facebook Saturday, like new, tires still had nubs. I've been looking for a Hybrid for the limestone trails I won't take my road bike on. It's very comfortable.
...
06-18-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 2,558,203
Posted By mikehuangsd

Here's another old hybrid -> new gravel bike...

Here's another old hybrid -> new gravel bike conversion.

based on a 2007 Trek Multritrack hybrid frame

Please give me likes.
...
05-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,000
Posted By overthebars

Thanks for the very helpful suggestions to...

Thanks for the very helpful suggestions to consider lighter, more compliant tires, that was the ticket. I recently switched out the 700x37mm Schwalbe Marathon HS tires (excellent wear and grip even...
05-25-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,990
Posted By Alexashley52

Finished build

Hey all,

itís been a while, but I finally finished up this build. I havenít put gravel tires on yet, and Iím still deciding which ones to go with, but the rest of the bike build is complete. Itís...
05-20-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By the sci guy

Just finished this '94 Specialized HardRock Rebuild

Just showing off, here.
I took a lot of "during" the rebuild pics so if you want to see the build in progress the full album is here:...
05-14-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Yoss

It's safely tucked in my garage right now! The...

It's safely tucked in my garage right now! The only bad news is I won't get a chance to put any miles on it until next week. I wasn't sure how picky this site is about talking specific pricing so I...
05-12-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By prj71

You won't be disappointed. Light years ahead of...

You won't be disappointed. Light years ahead of the cup and cone system.
05-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By rosefarts

I have the Bitex rear hub. It's a relatively...

I have the Bitex rear hub. It's a relatively light, relatively inexpensive, and high engagement hub.

Don't sweat the bearings. They're going to last a long time. The big deal is that they are 3.5...
05-09-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 310,495
Posted By bjjoondo

Just received new Panniers for our overnight ride...

Just received new Panniers for our overnight ride in August for my wife's first "Tour de Cure"-Rocky Mountains. The tour is "Virtual" this year so we are going to do 60+ miles from Colorado Springs,...
05-09-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 2,558,203
Posted By wyd

Just Rolling along.

Just started riding again after not riding much at all of 2020. Has been really nice to get back out on my Roll. Really happy I have a nice bike to ride because it's next to impossible to find any...
05-08-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, 135QR had a good run. About 30 years? But...

Well, 135QR had a good run. About 30 years? But if you look before and around that there are also 130, 126, 124, 120, 110, and 100 going on for various kinds of drivetrains. And that's not counting...
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