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09-20-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,286
Posted By Toadmeister

Even getting that Smokey haze all the way into...

Even getting that Smokey haze all the way into Iowa along the Mississippi River. Some days better than others.
09-19-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Toadmeister

[/size] A question I’ve become fond of...

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A question I’ve become fond of asking is, “would you rather be fast or would you rather be comfortable?”

If a 2x or 3X gets you the wide range And low gearing needed for touring, than...
09-18-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Toadmeister

I too crave Casey’s pizza on longer rides! Their...

I too crave Casey’s pizza on longer rides! Their breakfast pizza is my favorite with chocolate milk!

under 20 or so miles I like a snack bar, banana, or those small PBJs like Crustables, pic...
09-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Toadmeister

I, 6’4” 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last...

I, 6’4” 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last year. Really liked it and the 1x11 drivetrain over the touring version your considering.

Ability to run 50mm wide tires is a BIG benefit for...
09-18-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Toadmeister

Im 6’4” 270# and a part-time gravel rider. ...

Im 6’4” 270# and a part-time gravel rider.

My gravel bike is a 2019 Steel framed Jamis Renegade Exploit 1x11 SRAM. I have 2 wheel sets, one for primarily pavement (38mm Schwalbe g-ones) and...
09-17-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,570
Posted By Toadmeister

being a steel frame, I wouldn’t be concerned. ...

being a steel frame, I wouldn’t be concerned. An aluminum rack is more likely to fail or be a problem in my experience.

FWIW: I’ve run a 10L seat bag, large triangular frame bag, and a front...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-16-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By Toadmeister

also keep your neither regions clean and dry...

also keep your neither regions clean and dry before and after rides. Soap and shower obviously, but also try baby whipes, Gold Bond powder for maintenance, and stop wearing cotton even off the...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By Toadmeister

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks...

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks bike for me:

Road bike- too uncomfortable (position, vibration). Skinny tires I can’t take off-road. I’m not trying to be Lance Armstrong.
...
09-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By Toadmeister

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

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09-12-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,614
Posted By Toadmeister

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like “all...

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like “all road bike” might be a better description but doesn’t sound as sexy.

Gravel racing and events are also a nice grass-roots change from the highly...
09-12-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,624
Posted By Toadmeister

Manufacturers rarely list such, they like it to...

Manufacturers rarely list such, they like it to be a mystery. I suppose the tire and pressure chosen can vary widely from nominal dimensions. Gotta ask they’re customer service or talk to someone...
09-12-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,570
Posted By Toadmeister

Not a perfect answer, but I can fit 45mm tires in...

Not a perfect answer, but I can fit 45mm tires in the rear wheel of my 2019 steel Renegade. I got a 700mm x 44 WTB Byway (measures 45mm wide) on in there now with probably 3-4mm clearance to the...
09-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,624
Posted By Toadmeister

YES to all this. This is a gravel recreational...

YES to all this. This is a gravel recreational forum.

i generally don’t go over 12mph on gravel unless I’m going downhill. So aero isn’t much of a concern.

As I get older comfort =...
09-12-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,624
Posted By Toadmeister

40mm on a 700c is my minimum for dry conditions. ...

40mm on a 700c is my minimum for dry conditions. I’m m 6’4” 270#.

I’m actually running a WTB 42 Resolute up front and a 44 Byway in back currently for my gravel rides. Run them about 35-40psi...
09-06-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Toadmeister

Aluminum cage? Try stainless steel or plastic

Aluminum cage? Try stainless steel or plastic
09-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By Toadmeister

Personal opinion is I’d like the ability to go...

Personal opinion is I’d like the ability to go wider tires beyond 2” fo some gravel, but I’m also a. Clydesdale and not a skinny.

short version- have the capability to go wide as you can on your...
09-06-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Toadmeister

Nats are really annoying too. I usually wear a...

Nats are really annoying too. I usually wear a buff under my helmet to wick sweat away and this helps hide any sensation of small bugs crawling around.

large bugs like a bee or wasp is another...
09-05-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,086
Posted By Toadmeister

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09-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By Toadmeister

Urea yes. Doubt they are pissing on them.... But...

Urea yes. Doubt they are pissing on them.... But you never know!
09-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By Toadmeister

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....
09-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,236
Posted By Toadmeister

Was curious and looked these up at your link. ...

Was curious and looked these up at your link. They aren’t available in Men’s sizes ;)
09-02-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By Toadmeister

'roids are not joke. Actually got a boil/zit...

'roids are not joke.

Actually got a boil/zit on my ass pretty close to the bung hole after riding in the rain last week and going too long without a shower afterwards, was camping and hiking the...
08-31-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By Toadmeister

Beer.

Beer.
08-31-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By Toadmeister

Autumn I ride in streatch hiking pants If just...

Autumn I ride in streatch hiking pants If just cool enough.
08-31-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By Toadmeister

That was my first reaction as well. Sorta WTF?

That was my first reaction as well. Sorta WTF?
08-26-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Toadmeister

Spd pedal plugs for my shoes- removing Spd clip

Didn't know what subforum to post this on.

I'​​​​​'ve converted to flats after many years using Spd pedals. However, I want to keep using my Five-Tens shoes. They came with some plugs (see...
08-26-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By Toadmeister

sounds like there a bigger story here...

sounds like there a bigger story here...
08-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,281
Posted By Toadmeister

thats funny, they told me the same thing!

thats funny, they told me the same thing!
08-25-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Toadmeister

not a big deal and probably the least of your...

not a big deal and probably the least of your problems.
08-24-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
Posted By Toadmeister

Your rolling the dice. Might be good, might be...

Your rolling the dice. Might be good, might be total crap.

if I’m going to be spending Many hours, days, or weeks depending on the performance and quality of a product, I’m not rolling the dice,
08-21-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,101
Posted By Toadmeister

Keep in mind you loose air and pressure when you...

Keep in mind you loose air and pressure when you pop the pressure gage on and off.


I'm a 270# Clydesdale and have no pressure loss issues once my 40mm tubeless tires have been properly sealed. ...
08-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Toadmeister

One layer against my skin is the most I can...

One layer against my skin is the most I can handle in the summer Sun, heat and humidity. That layer will be a synthetic moisture Wicking material. Usually some sort of polyester/nylon/spandex...
08-19-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,577
Posted By Toadmeister

What I do know that I wish they had gravel bikes...

What I do know that I wish they had gravel bikes (like we do now) 20-30 years ago.
08-16-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By Toadmeister

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in...

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in composites with an emphasis on laminate analysis. My background in vibration is less educational and more industrial but from personal experience I concur...
08-16-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Toadmeister

what unterhausen...

what unterhausen (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/unterhausen-136384.html) said. A trade off of light tires is a higher rate of air permeation. Add more sealant and spin those tires to help seal....
08-16-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Toadmeister

yeah, makes sense. Sorta what I figured, today...

yeah, makes sense. Sorta what I figured, today was the first day I noticed that but now I think back, I have seen it before.

I have used up all my Stans and am starting to use Orange seal on my...
08-16-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Toadmeister

This reminds me, noticed this today on a ride....

This reminds me, noticed this today on a ride. Was dry and warm out. Maybe low 80s and sunny, a little humid. Looks like the tan sidewalls were sweating.

WTB Byway. About 500 miles old with maybe...
08-16-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Toadmeister

After the initial breakin/set up mine tend to...

After the initial breakin/set up mine tend to loose ~2% per day (percent not psi). After a few days starting at 40psi, they might drop up to a few psi.

I lose that much or more pressure putting...
08-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,444
Posted By Toadmeister

i like my Byway 700x44 on my rear wheel. I have...

i like my Byway 700x44 on my rear wheel. I have a Maxis Rambler 700x42 on front. I found the knobby Rambler on front to better hold the line on loose gravel descents.
08-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By Toadmeister

COVID has been an excellent teacher of the finer...

COVID has been an excellent teacher of the finer bicycle mechanic arts.
08-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By Toadmeister

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $...

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $ in a carbon frame when my body's mass is literally the Elephant in the room :speedy: saving 2-15 lbs on a frame is insignificant for me.

As such...
08-12-20, 09:02 PM
08-12-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Toadmeister

I Run 1x11 APEX1. I wouldn’t think the ...

I Run 1x11 APEX1. I wouldn’t think the chainring moving in/out a few mm off center Would make much difference. I installed a boost spacing SRAM NX crankset (moved 2.5mm outward) this year and...
08-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,539
Posted By Toadmeister

Everything causes cancer. Especially in...

Everything causes cancer. Especially in California apparently...
08-09-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By Toadmeister

I’m having this dilemma as well. currently...

I’m having this dilemma as well.

currently own a steel framed Jamis Renegade Exploit 1x11 with 42mm front and 44mm rear rubber and absolutely love it for touring on roads and light gravel. But...
08-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,581
Posted By Toadmeister

I don’t enjoy biking when temps are 90+ with high...

I don’t enjoy biking when temps are 90+ with high humidity. As a Clydesdale, hydration and recovery become too challenging.

On days where it’s going to be those conditions, I’ll do a shorter...
08-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,461
Posted By Toadmeister

These are the ones I use, actually cover the tors...

These are the ones I use, actually cover the tors pretty well, my big toe decided to skip out just enough...

Like these better than the Shimano ones, they've also lasted longer.
...
08-07-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Toadmeister

Cool stretch! I tried it and it feels good, felt...

Cool stretch! I tried it and it feels good, felt the scapula, shoulder and elbow muscles stretched and relieved.
08-07-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Toadmeister

I had a bulged disk resulting in severe pain in...

I had a bulged disk resulting in severe pain in the upper scapula, shoulder, and numbness down the arm. Wound up having C6-7 vertbrea fused. Much better a year later, pain gone. Taking a while...
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