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08-01-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By pbass

I have two gravel bikes, a 650B and a 700C. I...

I have two gravel bikes, a 650B and a 700C. I just swapped tires on the 700c bike from Knards 41's to Nano 40's and man, it is a totally different bike now. Noticeably faster, but waaaaay more...
07-30-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By pbass

Very cool-looking bike. I love the idea of...

Very cool-looking bike. I love the idea of flat-bar gravel bikes, and it does seem to be sort of a trendy concept currently, even in the more boutique world. What I would love to see is these kind of...
07-30-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By pbass

FWIW, IMHO at least, the P2 is a very nice,...

FWIW, IMHO at least, the P2 is a very nice, compliant fork. Have had it on two bikes, and beat the heck out of it offroad with no complaints. I'd go with the P2 any day over an aluminum fork.
07-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By pbass

That is awesome. I had a 2015 Unit that...

That is awesome. I had a 2015 Unit that ultimately I let go because I bought a size too big. Started my appreciation of ss'ing. Loved that bike - must be killer drop bar.
07-27-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By pbass

I swear by the Podium caps here in dry and dusty...

I swear by the Podium caps here in dry and dusty SoCal. Previously on every ride my bottles would be dusty, I'd have to squirt some water out to clear them, etc.
And think of some of the nasty stuff...
07-22-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,633
Posted By pbass

Wow--nice lineup. This concept works for me,...

Wow--nice lineup. This concept works for me, though my quiver only consists of 2 bikes! I have a geared 650B gravel rig--plenty of rubber and off-road tread, and also a singlespeed cross bike, 700c...
07-22-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By pbass

I did--the Wolf Tooth 34T. Has worked out great...

I did--the Wolf Tooth 34T. Has worked out great for me and where I ride, which as I say, is the SoCal mountains. Plus I'm riding about 60/40 dirt/road these days. The lack of top end doesn't bug me,...
07-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By pbass

I had it twice, reallty painful. First time I was...

I had it twice, reallty painful. First time I was about to leave on a trip and basically would not have been to function, so my ortho guy gave me a cortisone shot. The pain actually got WORSE...
07-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By pbass

I'll chime in here. I recently got this saddle...

I'll chime in here. I recently got this saddle the Ergon SR Comp on my main bike and after a solid few months on it love it:...
07-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By pbass

Just got Nanos for my 700c bike. Very good...

Just got Nanos for my 700c bike. Very good all-arounder I think. The center tread keeps them feeling fast on pavement, and they hook up great on the dirt I've thrown at them (dry, rocky, SoCal).
07-12-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By pbass

Naturally, it's part of the whole molded...

Naturally, it's part of the whole molded assembly, plus one of the screws holding it together is some weird 5-point thingy which I don't have a bit for. I got it cracked partially open and blew some...
07-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By pbass

Thanks folks, I'll have a go at trying to take it...

Thanks folks, I'll have a go at trying to take it apart. But I think I can convince him it's no biggee if we can't get 'em working again.
07-12-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By pbass

Thanks for the replies, all. I'm down with doing...

Thanks for the replies, all. I'm down with doing w/o these things on his bike, I'd actually like to take them off!
07-11-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By pbass

After crash, shift indicators on MTB not working...

My son has an entry-level Jamis hardtail--pretty nice actually for the $. It has a triple. We were riding today and he took a spill onto the drivetrain side into soft sand(we were trying to muscle...
07-11-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Yeah, this for me too. When I had a MTB I was...

Yeah, this for me too. When I had a MTB I was more inclined to drive to the trailhead. With a gravel bike, I ride from the front door most of the time. That versatility is a bonus, even at the cost...
07-11-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

It's all relative of course. I just mean it's as...

It's all relative of course. I just mean it's as gnarly as I've ever ridden on a MTB. I'm talking SoCal, San Gabriels, rocky, steep. I just go slower when necessary and pick my lines differently. Who...
07-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Now THAT'S a recovery drink!

Now THAT'S a recovery drink!
07-10-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

After a hard ss ride I usually require more than...

After a hard ss ride I usually require more than just one beer...;)
07-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Exactly. I've been riding rigid offroad for some...

Exactly. I've been riding rigid offroad for some time now--had nothing but a rigid 29'r for a few years--and it taught me all about picking a good line and body english as you say. You can't just...
07-10-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

I have watched that very video in the past. It's...

I have watched that very video in the past. It's true the MTB is still ultimately the better tool for the job off-road, but that's what I mean by "underbiking" - riding a rigid drop bar bike with...
07-10-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

I ride solo 80% of the time. The only person I...

I ride solo 80% of the time. The only person I currently ride with is my 15 year old. He's pretty new to MTB'ing but he crushes it on a geared 29'r hardtail, while I ride either my geared gravel rig...
07-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

Hear hear. I ALWAYS come back with a big smile on...

Hear hear. I ALWAYS come back with a big smile on my face after sending it on my ss, pushing the limits of what I can do on it.
07-10-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

When I say "underbiking" I mean using a tool that...

When I say "underbiking" I mean using a tool that makes the job HARDER. So, no surrendering here! No suspension either;)
07-10-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

I concur. For MTBs I have had singlespeed 29r's,...

I concur. For MTBs I have had singlespeed 29r's, 1x's, 2x's....in theory you should be able to just stay in one gear and simulate ss'ing, but it just doesn't translate fully as you say. Maybe it's...
07-09-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By pbass

"Underbiking" more the older I get...

Maybe it's a desire for simplicity, focus, zen.....I find the older I get, the more I'm "underbiking". Just turned 60. I have a "modern" gravel bike, 1x11, tubeless, et al. I ride it everywhere I...
07-09-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

Thanks for the detailed reply. Very cool. And the...

Thanks for the detailed reply. Very cool. And the bike I'm looking to set up similarly is a Cross Check, so, also a rim brake scenario. I wouldn't want to be futzing around re-adjusting the brakes...
07-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

My ss riding is similar. I have two extremes...

My ss riding is similar. I have two extremes available to me: pretty flat, and...mountains. Curious - what gearing do you run on your dingle setup?
07-08-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,403
Posted By pbass

Just switched to WTB Nano Comps 700x40c(on my...

Just switched to WTB Nano Comps 700x40c(on my Cross Check). I ride offroad at least 50% of the time and so far they seem pretty great, two rides in. They feel fast on both dirt and pavement. Got the...
07-07-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 37,436
Posted By pbass

My trusty 'Check is back to it's original...

My trusty 'Check is back to it's original singlespeed, flat bar glory. Just put the Nanos on today--so far I dig 'em--faster feeling than the Knards that I wore out....
07-07-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

Indeed--all makes sense. I was Bikecalc.com...

Indeed--all makes sense. I was Bikecalc.com trying to figure out how I'd work it if I got one of the White Ind DOS rear cogs--they offer 16/18t, or 17/19t. I have gone up and down 1 to 2 teeth on my...
07-07-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

If I did something like this I see myself...

If I did something like this I see myself sticking with whatever gear I started out in for the most part. For example, when I go out my front door, I have two choices--one way is straight up into the...
07-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

Wow, what a cool project bike! Nicely done.

Wow, what a cool project bike! Nicely done.
07-06-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

You're missing my point. As I say, what intrigues...

You're missing my point. As I say, what intrigues me about this is, you're still singlespeeding when you're riding. The simplicity and purity (and yes, the limitation) of it is still there. It's just...
07-06-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

Well lo and behold:...

Well lo and behold:...
07-06-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

This is very cool indeed...

This is very cool indeed...
07-06-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

I think what appeals to me is that, with either...

I think what appeals to me is that, with either chainring, you're still riding a singlespeed, with all that entails.
07-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

It just seems kinda nifty, for example, I take my...

It just seems kinda nifty, for example, I take my ss on family camping trips to tool round on when it's not a trip that requires my geared bike. But sometimes you discover your destination is a lot...
07-06-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By pbass

Intrigued by this double chainring concept...

https://www.cxmagazine.com/gravel-bike-surly-cross-check-singlespeed-jay-barre-lost-found-2018

This intrigues me, for my own Surly Cross Check singlespeed (freewheel). Looks like an interesting...
07-06-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By pbass

Will be interesting to see what happens...

Will be interesting to see what happens first--the Stanimals, or a tube that I have to toss 'cause it's beyond worth fixing.
I have to admit to being pretty lazy as to cleaning out my tubeless tires...
07-05-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By pbass

Stans inside tubes - how much?

I have one bike setup tubeless but another that shall remain tubed. I thought I'd have a go at putting some Stans inside the tubes as an experiment---seems to work for some folks. I figure if it can...
07-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By pbass

I just had a similar dilemma - I have a Cross...

I just had a similar dilemma - I have a Cross Check that I intend to keep tubed (my Rove is tubeless and it's great, but I don't feel the need to go there on the 'Check for various reasons). My...
07-04-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By pbass

Knards are really good. They hook up surprisingly...

Knards are really good. They hook up surprisingly well on almost anything, even standing up to hammer climbs on the loose dry sandy crap we have here in places. Good bang for buck too. I have the...
07-03-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,955
Posted By pbass

I won't buy anything but a steel bike with a...

I won't buy anything but a steel bike with a steel fork. My #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is 2019 steel gravel bike. Plenty of steel offerings out there from...
07-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By pbass

Check out this incoming Sutra:...

Check out this incoming Sutra: https://theradavist.com/2020/07/konas-forthcoming-sutra-ultd-29r/
06-26-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By pbass

Really nice area up there, used to visit when I...

Really nice area up there, used to visit when I lived in the Bay Area. I live right by the mountains in SoCal now and am jealous of folks having the option to NOT climb your arse off every ride.
06-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By pbass

For me it's all about two things--the puncture...

For me it's all about two things--the puncture fixin' and the lower psi for cush. Speed is of no concern--I'm slow on anything. On my geared gravel rig, I have not flatted in around 2 years with...
06-24-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By pbass

Thanks. I guess I'll just have to take my chances...

Thanks. I guess I'll just have to take my chances and see how it goes. It's getting hard to find the "tubed" version of some of these fatter tires these days! I guess I might as well go all-in and...
06-23-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By pbass

Back again. Maybe I'm way overthinking/worrying...

Back again. Maybe I'm way overthinking/worrying too much about this but here I go: I have some gift $ at my LBS and I can get some Nanos which I've been wanting to try:...
06-23-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By pbass

Nothing wrong with having a few cogs on hand and...

Nothing wrong with having a few cogs on hand and changing for different scenarios. I live basically at the base of the mountains and everything is up--I ended up with 42x19 on my ss. I spin out...
06-23-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,570
Posted By pbass

I'm bald on top and buzz everything else down to...

I'm bald on top and buzz everything else down to the lowest clipper setting. My helmet is a Giro with plenty of vents. I'm a total cycling cap convert. I have two different Walz caps, a regular...
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