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03-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I just bought some new bars and put them on last...

I just bought some new bars and put them on last week, for the wrap I decided to try a sticky tape (Supacaz Sticky Kush). I wear gloves 90% of the time but thought the texture would be nice for...
10-26-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I fail to see any similarity. My Outback and...

I fail to see any similarity. My Outback and Gravelbike are completely different colors.
09-20-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By wheelsmcgee

This thread is getting me hungry. I rarely...

This thread is getting me hungry.

I rarely do anything beyond electrolyte mix for rides under 30 miles (maybe a gu or a clif bar if I havenít eaten anything yet that morning). Much over that (40...
08-18-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Possible? Maybe. Cost efficient and safe? Maybe...

Possible? Maybe. Cost efficient and safe? Maybe not. Youíre better off selling the frame and buying one thatís designed with disc mounts. Of course, the fork can be replaced separately with one...
07-28-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Iíve certainly been pleased with the R7020 setup...

Iíve certainly been pleased with the R7020 setup on my warbird. Braking is great and requires almost no pressure. In fact, they are so good that when I first rode the bike I briefly thought...
07-11-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By wheelsmcgee

If steel is okay, check out Konaís Rove or Sutra...

If steel is okay, check out Konaís Rove or Sutra framesets. Kona just put the new models up on their website in the past few days, so Iím guessing they are/will be soon available.
07-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,249
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Great review, I commend you for getting brave...

Great review, I commend you for getting brave with the dremel.

The price for a rear derailer and two levers is pretty great. Any idea if the shifter cable pull is compatible with any other...
06-29-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Metievel - hereís a good list of contenders, not...

Metievel - hereís a good list of contenders, not sure if itís been updated in a while:

https://bikepacking.com/index/drop-bar-mountain-bikes-29er/
06-25-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By wheelsmcgee

This is a good list. OP - I would add...

This is a good list.

OP - I would add something related to the chain/FD rub...depending on what chainring/cassette combo you are in, you may need to ďtrimĒ the front shift.

If you are not...
06-14-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Update: I thought before I threw down a lot of...

Update: I thought before I threw down a lot of cash on something nice, Iíd see if some basic, foam lined safety glasses would work. I ended up ordering a tinted 3M product (sort of a less...
05-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By wheelsmcgee

What mstateglfr said. Iíve got some high...

What mstateglfr said.

Iíve got some high hopes that an e-bike might one day get my wife to go on some gravel rides with me.
05-24-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I lose a lot of salt during rides, so I tend to...

I lose a lot of salt during rides, so I tend to crave salty things on long rides...particularly salty/sweet mix. One of my faves is a mix of 1/2 almonds, 1/2 dates (or craisens), sprinkled with extra...
05-18-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,056
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Iím setting a reminder on my phone for summer...

Iím setting a reminder on my phone for summer 2021 to check Craigslist for good deals.
04-04-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,541
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Iím happy with my Warbird. I would add the...

Iím happy with my Warbird. I would add the Cutthroat to the OPís list, higher stack height might work better.
03-28-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I think the difference between 35mm and 45mm is...

I think the difference between 35mm and 45mm is huge, at least for the kind of gravel I seem to encounter. Will wider help even more? I agree with Katsup, itís a hard question to answer without...
02-16-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,679
Posted By wheelsmcgee

In my opinion, itís mostly about tire...

In my opinion, itís mostly about tire clearance...how wide of rubber you can fit on the bike. In other words, if you find a bike that works for you on pavement, there is a good chance it will work...
12-02-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,681
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I went the other way: Had a rigid 29er/fatbike...

I went the other way: Had a rigid 29er/fatbike that I put Jones bars on pretty much out of the gate, but eventually took them off and did a low-budget drop bar conversion.

My verdict: Jones...
10-19-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,522
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Just noticed BD has the 853 whipshots back in...

Just noticed BD has the 853 whipshots back in stock (or perhaps preorder). Two builds:

Force 1x hydro in midnight purple...
09-21-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,938
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Check out one of the comments by rodeolabs above,...

Check out one of the comments by rodeolabs above, they arenít hotlinked, but copy/paste those bit.ly links and you can still see the pics.
08-11-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,909
Posted By wheelsmcgee

While I agree saddle choice is highly personal,...

While I agree saddle choice is highly personal, itís good that you're asking around. No bike stores in my area seem to have any sort of try-before-you-buy program (barring a box of take-offs, which...
08-05-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,753
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Thanks for posting this...had never heard of...

Thanks for posting this...had never heard of grass track racing, but it sounds like a blast. This could do so well in Kansas (and most of the Midwest for that matter) since the capital outlay is...
07-19-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,918
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I guess what I was trying to say is that that if...

I guess what I was trying to say is that that if you buy a light that has an integrated battery but can be running while itís charging off a USB battery pack, you can hedge against forgetting to...
07-19-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,918
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I'll tell you what works great for my phone: ...

I'll tell you what works great for my phone: Integrated battery (obviously) but can be operated while charging via a portable USB battery pack tucked in my top tube bag or frame bag...this way i...
07-05-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,722
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Runners perspective: sidewalk sucks for running....

Runners perspective: sidewalk sucks for running. For one, they are not exactly common in my town...Most that we do have are in horrible disrepair, completely unsafe to run on if itís near dark. ...
06-28-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,913
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Thanks for sharing, greatly enjoyed the...

Thanks for sharing, greatly enjoyed the read...having finished the 100 in that heat, my hat goes off to anyone who finished the 200 this year!
06-23-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,322
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Iím having difficulty coming up with any safety...

Iím having difficulty coming up with any safety needs of gravel riding thatís not adequately addressed by existing road/MTB helmets. Around here, maybe an ideal gravel helmet would have an...
05-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I actually just listened to this podcast this...

I actually just listened to this podcast this morning...I think Teds point was these types of tires (wide, smooth, light) are great on gravel...good rolling resistance, and the width and low pressure...
01-11-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By wheelsmcgee

If you run tubeless, changing tires filled with...

If you run tubeless, changing tires filled with sealant is kind of a mess. Maybe not a big deal if youíre changing tires once a season.
08-02-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By wheelsmcgee

thats good advice. Stack/reach may be the best...

thats good advice. Stack/reach may be the best two numbers of info to have to know if a bike is sized appropriately for your body/prefs. Frame size doesnít mean the same thing across...
02-21-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 285,747
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I rarely remember to take photos when I'm...

I rarely remember to take photos when I'm out...This one was from a race last fall, out near Beaumont, Kansas.
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