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06-14-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By intransit1217

Do you have particular bike related fetishes?

I seem to have a thing for gloves, and tires. ALWAYS looking at them whether I need them or not.And likely to buy just to try, or in the case of gloves, match kit.
04-14-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By intransit1217

Fit is pretty much everything. My suggestion/s. ...

Fit is pretty much everything. My suggestion/s. Repeat purchase of the bike that fits. Change to a more dirt oriented tire. Now if one bike is down for repairs, you ride the other.

Plan b. Buy a...
04-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By intransit1217

So how does one select tread pattern for the day?...

So how does one select tread pattern for the day? 2 sets of wheels?
04-14-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By intransit1217

Tire loading

In a serious gravel ride, there will be mud, no? So mud loading can be an issue.

what have been your experiences with this?
04-14-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By intransit1217

Just curious, Frank. What style bike IS working...

Just curious, Frank. What style bike IS working for you? I found gravel/ adventure geometry to fit my needs/ body. So I have three. One dedicated touring, one dedicated road, one dedicated gravel....
04-14-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By intransit1217

Also, how long before one is comfy leaning in the...

Also, how long before one is comfy leaning in the dirt?
04-14-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By intransit1217

Eavesdropping. Similar situation. Got my 2017...

Eavesdropping. Similar situation. Got my 2017 Giramondo 650b for a song and it has tubeless ready wheels on it. Yaaay.
but the 650x2.1 slant sixes are a huge watt suck. They carry well but ya gotta...
04-06-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By intransit1217

Using the wtb’s I already have. I pulled the tire...

Using the wtb’s I already have. I pulled the tire off one so I could compare to the brev m units. The brevs are double wall, exterior is high arch, interior is low arch lip to lip. The wtbs’s are...
04-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By intransit1217

God I hate spell check

God I hate spell check
04-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By intransit1217

So far, I concur. I Replaced my Ďmondo with a set...

So far, I concur. I Replaced my Ďmondo with a set of machine built magic/ sapim/ Deore eyeletted hoops. Great bang for the buck if a bit heavy. OTOH, my i9/ sapim/ hed belgium handbuilts are...
04-04-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By intransit1217

Yep. 250 ish. And I know better than to go less...

Yep. 250 ish. And I know better than to go less than 32. But having my lbs, who does wheel building look at retensioning the wheels may be a good start.

When ive been off the bike a while I tend...
04-03-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By intransit1217

Breaking spokes! The stockers on my Giramondo...

Breaking spokes! The stockers on my Giramondo broke, so I upgraded that wheelset. Had the same issue on my old trek dual sport so I upgraded the rear on that one. Warrantee is usually direct...
04-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By intransit1217

Ugh! Wheels again!

Is there a consensus on mfgr. brand wheelsets? Masi, Felt, Trek, all have their wheels on their 105 level gravel grinders.

Iím a Clyde and Iíd rather not have to upgrade wheelsets in the first...
01-27-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,356
Posted By intransit1217

Great review! This bike is on my list as I’m not...

Great review! This bike is on my list as I’m not ready to make the jump to carbon yet. My only beef is the 650s. Only because I’m a tire ***** and I don’t need another size to collect. But I really...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By intransit1217

Remounting surly front rack

I did a brake caliper change on my Giramondo and now I have to change all the brackets to get around the new set up.

I saved the hardware kit so I have plenty of options. But I donít think I can...
09-20-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By intransit1217

Sooooo, an event is a bike party you throw money...

Sooooo, an event is a bike party you throw money into?

I donít believe that in this case. Business always buys in anticipation of a return. Even if itís advertising.
09-19-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By intransit1217

Wow. Even bike events can be pump and dump.

Wow. Even bike events can be pump and dump.
09-10-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By intransit1217

Gvwr

So 300 lb is it? Unless I go to a worksman or a co-motion? Trek 520 rated 275. 920 rated 300. Seriously? Specialized also stops at 300.

It doesnít seem difficult to go from 240 rider weight to...
09-10-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By intransit1217

I like that most of these events are windowed for...

I like that most of these events are windowed for about 10 mph average.
09-08-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By intransit1217

Had a ds. At 250 I had rear wheel spoke issues....

Had a ds. At 250 I had rear wheel spoke issues. Warranteed once. The second time I pulled into a bike shop during a ride that popped a spoke and bought a giant px something wheel. 32 hole, double...
09-08-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By intransit1217

Good to know! Not sure Iíll need another set yet...

Good to know! Not sure Iíll need another set yet as my wtb i19s are just collecting dust since my vaya is now dedicated road duty. But if I do a gravel build up....
09-05-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By intransit1217

If you happen to be a heavy rider, spoke count is...

If you happen to be a heavy rider, spoke count is your friend.
09-05-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By intransit1217

Shop around and consider going wider. You won’t...

Shop around and consider going wider. You won’t regret it. While all your friends are shouting “hole!”, you’ll be trying to not run them over because your 32 baldies are just as fast, cushier, and...
09-05-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By intransit1217

Feels a little over acted but what better poet to...

Feels a little over acted but what better poet to recite than WW!
09-05-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By intransit1217

Wheels. Not tires. We’re the stock wheels...

Wheels. Not tires. We’re the stock wheels adequate?

50% attrition! Must feel great to just finish this type of ride.

Funny, we have our coffee and cigs and grumble off to 8 or ten hours of...
09-03-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By intransit1217

Well, I’m not worthy. Thinking I’m a badass doing...

Well, I’m not worthy. Thinking I’m a badass doing the race the lake in 4:41. Pff. Hella report, Toad! Hella day too. How does one train for 20 hrs in the saddle? Furk. I started to cramp with 22 to...
09-03-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By intransit1217

Ooooh! Gotta watch big brother then be right...

Ooooh! Gotta watch big brother then be right back to read your blog! Congrats!
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,429
Posted By intransit1217

curious to know which you went with. I have both...

curious to know which you went with. I have both for different reasons. I find the vaya stiffer.
08-31-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By intransit1217

I want to ride gravel for variety of both scenery...

I want to ride gravel for variety of both scenery and workout. What do I get from touring? Again, variety. I prefer to take my risks against motorists vs nasty rocks and sticks wanting to stab me in...
08-29-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,616
Posted By intransit1217

How do you like it in the dirt? Salsa may have...

How do you like it in the dirt? Salsa may have priced themselves out of my park next go-round. Wanted a Warbird. Now everything is on the table again. Grrrr.
08-20-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By intransit1217

Race the lake fond du lac wi

Has anyone done this before? my local club is doing it and they think I might be useful this year.
08-03-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,486
Posted By intransit1217

I’m not an equipment elitist. I’m a rider...

I’m not an equipment elitist. I’m a rider elitist. If you are going to ride, be serious about improving your skills and knowledge. If you fall back on a ride please do some exercises that will make...
08-02-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By intransit1217

80/20 and recovery

So the last two centuries Iíve done, have been 80 miles at dawdle speed and the last 20 at full throttle.

what part of the body does this train?

Also, Iíve noticed I donít feel as knackered...
07-27-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By intransit1217

44/32 with an 11-32 9 speed is what I run. I...

44/32 with an 11-32 9 speed is what I run. I can’t turn a 50 t. If you are happy with your 46 at your most comfortable rpm, then just work on your fitness/ engine. I can roll 18/19 mph no prob. 20...
07-06-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,190
Posted By intransit1217

Salsa and Surly trader on Facebook has some good...

Salsa and Surly trader on Facebook has some good looking equipment there.
07-01-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,167
Posted By intransit1217

And I would also agree there are times putting a...

And I would also agree there are times putting a foot down is not needed. And much as I can appreciate the art of the track stand, I still take into consideration the motorist that has no clue what...
07-01-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,167
Posted By intransit1217

https://youtu.be/XEKBI8kIdVI THIS !

https://youtu.be/XEKBI8kIdVI

THIS !
07-01-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,167
Posted By intransit1217

Please, put a foot down.

I know, clipping and unclipping can be a bane in stop and go situations. But Iíve noticed that cyclists who track stand, or wander around intersections waiting for the light to change so they donít...
07-01-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,916
Posted By intransit1217

I never thought about this. I’ll try to pay...

I never thought about this. I’ll try to pay attention and see what happens here in cheese land.
07-01-18, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By intransit1217

point. I called my lbs to ask about...

point.

I called my lbs to ask about bearings in a gravel bike vs a mountain bike. They said thereís no difference in bearings unless you hand pick them. Chris King, Hope, etc. Then the materials...
06-23-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By intransit1217

So basically, if you do a dk200, you need a new...

So basically, if you do a dk200, you need a new bike. Got it!
06-23-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By intransit1217

Dirt proofing your gg/cross rides

How does one do this? What parts are most subject to water and dirt?
Forum: Touring
06-22-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By intransit1217

First change: ditched the axiom brackets and...

First change: ditched the axiom brackets and installed a surly front rack. Soooo easy to mount. Much better if a bit heavier. I need to paint it black.
Forum: Touring
06-20-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By intransit1217

RIDE REPORT Preliminaries ...

RIDE REPORT



Preliminaries



I was invited by a fellow rider to do a weekend overnight trip from the Kenosha Racine area up to Milwaukee and out to Naga-waukee campground one week ahead...
Forum: Touring
06-11-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By intransit1217

My gear. I dumped it all out, tried to repack,...

My gear. I dumped it all out, tried to repack, got frustrated, gave up, went to bed. Woke up with fresh ideas, tried to trim, got the 60/40, packed, and headed out.

I'm compiling the story now....
Forum: Touring
06-08-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By intransit1217

Well it blew up and my packing is all over the...

Well it blew up and my packing is all over the foyer now.

If you are a mod and reading this, ho ahead and lock me out. Iím done.

thx
Forum: Touring
06-07-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By intransit1217

To those who were offended by my verbiage, My...

To those who were offended by my verbiage, My apologies. However, simple notation will do the trick. No need to resort to sexism to prove a point with me. Now you know.

To the others, Thank you!...
Forum: Touring
06-07-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,355
Posted By intransit1217

Popping my touring cherry

Soooo finally the moment has arrived. I'm packing for an overnighter (160 miles rt). I'll be laden with about 40 lbs of gear, my bike weighs 35, and I weigh 247 as of this morning.
Currently, the...
06-03-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,802
Posted By intransit1217

I did the math. 800 bucks in parts and it would...

I did the math. 800 bucks in parts and it would depreciate the bike as my -13 came with hayes hydro brakes, and I upgraded the fork to a rock shox trekking unit.
A new Salsa Journeyman is only 1100....
05-30-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 537,802
Posted By intransit1217

Has anyone done a drop bar gravel conversion to...

Has anyone done a drop bar gravel conversion to their DS ?
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