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07-23-20, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Jeffoutlaw

Drop bar Kona Unit SS

Converted my Kona Unit SS to drop bar. Tektro levers and Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes. 27.5x2.8 WTB Ranger tires. ...
07-22-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By Orignal

Did you do it, did it work well? I have the same...

Did you do it, did it work well? I have the same bike as you and am also thinking of buying a smaller chainring. The idea is to use the standard 40T chainring for regular riding and switching to a 36...
07-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

First thing is that I hate gel chamois. They...

First thing is that I hate gel chamois. They don't breathe. Lambswood sounds horrible. Yeah, I used to use real leather, too. These days, you want smooth foam chamois. I don't think I've ever seen a...
07-17-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Iride01

Are you over padding your shorts and maybe have...

Are you over padding your shorts and maybe have an overly padded saddle? The more padding you have the more contact points for rub you have. Gel type cushioning has never been a good thing for me...
07-16-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By TMonk

Surly?

Surly?
07-15-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,755
Posted By big john

I went for 50 miles today with a few thousand...

I went for 50 miles today with a few thousand feet of climbing. I had a banana and 1 granola bar on the ride (wanted more) and a gallon of water. I ate when I got home and had a lovely nap. I do not...
07-15-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Senior Vagabond

Cortisone (steroids) will have NO healing...

Cortisone (steroids) will have NO healing properties. However they can be a good temporary remedy for joint and muscle pain. Everyone can respond to their effectiveness differently. I took cortisone...
07-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,755
Posted By Cromolyman

I'm 62 and if I don't eat something small every...

I'm 62 and if I don't eat something small every 10 miles or so I suffer the post ride collapse you describe. I personally just have water in my bottles and usually eat real food (bananas, dates).
07-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,633
Posted By Wildwood

You need more bicycles to ride the same route...

You need more bicycles to ride the same route enthusiastically.
REALLY!!!

...
07-11-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By fietsbob

Does it still shift without the pretty pictures ?...

Does it still shift without the pretty pictures ? you know we got along fine, for decades, without them, right?
07-11-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for the video, a great watch. Edit: I...

Thanks for the video, a great watch. Edit: I forgot to mention the gravel-bike bar! I like that kind of dual level thing.

But yeah, I clicked on this thinking that it was about riding slower or...
07-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Speedway2

OP....I recently turned 60 too and rediscovered...

OP....I recently turned 60 too and rediscovered riding my 11yr old single speed roadbike (Langster).
I probably haven't ridden it in 5+ years but its now my Go To for solo rides. The familiar...
07-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By ZIPP2001

60 and my stable gives me several different...

60 and my stable gives me several different options for whatever mood I'm in. If I want to play in TT mode then I just jump on the old TT bike, it's not set-up as aggressive as in days past. If I...
07-10-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By FiftySix

Sounds about right. ...

Sounds about right.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x604/big_beer_454d4b347869b7179a35b09bf550a300bca9757a.jpg
07-10-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Trakhak

Human nature being what it is, using a tool that...

Human nature being what it is, using a tool that makes the job harder can sometimes result in giving oneself permission to go easier, knowingly or otherwise. Doesn't sound as if that's happening with...
07-10-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Ah, I think I understand now. You're saying that...

Ah, I think I understand now. You're saying that you decided to break the unwritten rule of cycling that says that every ride needs to be as fast as possible or else you failed? ;) I think that's...
07-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By FiftySix

I've done that type of test as well on many...

I've done that type of test as well on many occasions to consider purchasing a bike with a different set up of gears. Somehow it didn't translate fully to really riding a single speed.

All I can...
07-10-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By FiftySix

55 years old here. Got my first single speed...

55 years old here. Got my first single speed since I was a kid last summer. Sure it isn't a MTB or a fixie/track bike, but a diamond frame adult sized city cruiser with 700x42 tires and 66 gear...
07-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By freeranger

I seem to be going in the "other" direction. As I...

I seem to be going in the "other" direction. As I age, the more I'm appreciating having a range of gears from which to choose. Hats off to those who can ride with minimal gears tho!
07-10-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Helderberg

I have found that my riding has turned from what...

I have found that my riding has turned from what is my PB on Strava and how can I beat that time to "I think I will stop and enjoy the view." At 71 I have to realize that some of my physical limits...
07-09-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Started riding around age 28. 52 now and never...

Started riding around age 28. 52 now and never raced or anything. Many a MTB wrecks in my younger days. I cruise my gravel bike the most at a good comfortable pace to get that natural high. I have a...
07-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By mihlbach

I have been tweaking my setup on the this...

I have been tweaking my setup on the this particular bike for a long time, and I have developed a lot of options to make this bike work for just about anything I have ever intend to do with it. I...
07-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By mihlbach

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two...

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two chainrings and White Industries Dos freewheel on numerous off-road trails, some are flat while others are excessively hilly. I generally select my...
07-07-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By Mikefule

I think it's an interesting idea. I'd draw a...

I think it's an interesting idea. I'd draw a comparison with unicycling. We usually don't have changeable gears on unicycles, so our nearest equivalent is changing the length of the cranks: shorter...
07-07-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By Happy Feet

Nice! Once you start wrapping your head around...

Nice!
Once you start wrapping your head around the concept all sorts of possibilities begin to materialize. A person may like riding SS or FG but find the routes they want to do make a traditional...
07-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By JohnDThompson

What kind of girly-man would use something like...

What kind of girly-man would use something like that? :)
07-07-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By Happy Feet

Once you get your main gear ratio figured out, in...

Once you get your main gear ratio figured out, in this case 2:1 via the 36-15 combo, you can then play around with the secondary gearing.

Combined 36-15 equals a total T count of 51T. Therefore...
07-07-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm building that very sort of thing right now....

I'm building that very sort of thing right now. SS, not FG. There's a thread about it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1204612-single-barbarian-mtb-ss-retrofit.html
...
07-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By stevel610

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/quickbeam-index.h...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/quickbeam-index.html

Sheldon Brown had a bike with 40/33 chainrings. Then a 2 speed 16/18t White Industries freewheel on one side and a 14t fixed cog on the other....
07-06-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By dsaul

Stans will eventually turn into...

Stans will eventually turn into "Stanimals"(clumps of hardened latex) inside the tube. In a tubeless tire, its easy to remove them. In a tube, they are never coming out and you will have to trash...
07-05-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By hrdknox1

The same, 2 oz.

The same, 2 oz.
07-04-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,673
Posted By DrIsotope

No one has ever said that any of the current...

No one has ever said that any of the current measures prevent the disease. Masks and social distancing are to "flatten the curve," spreading out the occurrence of serious infections so hospitals can...
06-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By base2

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You...

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You would need a tube if the rim is not compatible. The inability of the rim to contain the sealant, pressure, or manufacturer specification conformance...
06-23-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By REDMASTA

what is your ftp? is it for commuting or...

what is your ftp? is it for commuting or training? if you want to noodle around town without sweating profusely in the summer use the 18t and deal with spinning out on flats. if you are decent level...
06-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By base2

My direct A versus B experience is limited to...

My direct A versus B experience is limited to Continental GP5000 tube & tubeless tires.

The tubeless version has a slightly tighter bead. The bead is also a bit fatter with a "flange" & more...
06-17-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By DrIsotope

Some rims are NOT happy about trying to...

Some rims are NOT happy about trying to accommodate the thicker bead of a tubeless tire. I built my son's bike on some non-tubeless take-off wheels from a Giant. I can't get but one or two...
06-17-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,881
Posted By MattTheHat

Yeah, they definitely weigh more, though I expect...

Yeah, they definitely weigh more, though I expect that will be a continuing area of improvement.

On the road, I'd think you could get a very good workout. There are several YouTube videos that...
06-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By phobus

Agreed that tires would be the first place I...

Agreed that tires would be the first place I would look. I have no firsthand experience with the Knard but it seems like a heavy tire. There are plenty of modern alternatives that should be lighter,...
06-16-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,881
Posted By MattTheHat

I will admit that an electric mountain bike with...

I will admit that an electric mountain bike with knobbies can be heard from quite some distance away. I could see how folks who prefer to enjoy peace and quiet while they ride could be irritated if...
06-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,881
Posted By Koyote

I have no objection to e-assist bikes. They are...

I have no objection to e-assist bikes. They are great for people who haul lots of cargo/kids/whatever, for older/weaker people who live in hilly areas, for anyone who otherwise wouldn't get out on a...
06-12-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By aggiegrads

First: Tires. Treat yourself to some premium...

First: Tires. Treat yourself to some premium rubber. By far the easiest and cheapest upgrade that you can do to almost any bike.
Next: Wheels. Nice hubs, light rims and triple-butted spokes will...
06-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By jon c.

Criminal charges won't be his only difficulty...

Criminal charges won't be his only difficulty when his name becomes known.
06-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By tyrion

https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/1268653...

https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/1268653691336142848

The twitter detectives are on it. They will find the perp.
05-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By qclabrat

About 10 years ago I jumped from 26rs to 29rs...

About 10 years ago I jumped from 26rs to 29rs when the geometries had you riding like unicycles high up. Though when 27.5rs came out they didn't feel much different from the 26rs so they never...
05-26-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By davei1980

I have on my "to do" list to get some...

I have on my "to do" list to get some platform-specific shoes; also several of my nylon pins on pedals are sheered off so time to replace pedals with ones with replaceable pins.

I JUST got a...
05-26-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By superdex

Nice choice, happy he's happy! (and yeah,...

Nice choice, happy he's happy!

(and yeah, bike shops are having a super surge with the pandemic. Stinks that it's pandemic-related, but happy for the industry....)
05-26-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By davei1980

I think there's enough to get you going here -...

I think there's enough to get you going here - just saw an internet ad for last year's 510s at a significant discount.

I think that's a really good idea but you cannot upgrade your way out of poor...
05-22-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,651
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder if folks who refuse to wear masks when...

I wonder if folks who refuse to wear masks when advised also refuse to wear bike helmets or use seatbelts.... If not, maybe the difference is the mask is primarily to protect others, helmets and...
05-18-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,225
Posted By Koyote

Yup, Trump's tariffs are, predictably, making a...

Yup, Trump's tariffs are, predictably, making a bad situation worse -- in many markets. And consumers here in the US are paying virtually the entire cost. Tariffs should have never been imposed -...
05-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By cyccommute

As well as less contact with sensitive and/or...

As well as less contact with sensitive and/or dangly bits.
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