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07-22-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,967
Posted By franswa

Oh no! Now I have to get new wheels and tires!...

Oh no! Now I have to get new wheels and tires! Bummer.
05-26-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By franswa

I would just ride the route in reverse.

I would just ride the route in reverse.
05-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Hot 50

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05-08-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Too soon to be hitting 100f

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04-17-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Everything is growing back so quickly

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04-07-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

New brake pads. Not that exciting of a purchase,...

New brake pads. Not that exciting of a purchase, per se, but man the improved feel at the levers sure is nice.
04-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,275
Views: 3,705,993
Posted By franswa

Soma fam. Finally got a wash and installed new...

Soma fam. Finally got a wash and installed new tires. Easiest tubeless set up yet on my hoops. No tricks needed - just mounted and pumped up with a floor pump.

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03-31-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

Nice EBD stickers

Nice EBD stickers
03-31-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

WTB Resolutes in 650b. I've had the GK SKs for a...

WTB Resolutes in 650b. I've had the GK SKs for a couple months and overall fairly pleased but they're terrible at clearing mud - in that they don't clear mud at all. Plus, they kick up so much debris...
03-30-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 50,709
Posted By franswa

1629g and you get to select QR and spacing ...

1629g and you get to select QR and spacing

https://us.huntbikewheels.com/collections/gravel-wheels/products/hunt-4-season-all-road-disc-wheelset

$399
03-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Last weekend was gravel specific, this weekend...

Last weekend was gravel specific, this weekend was single track - a bit muddy from the recent storms/tornadoes. Itís starting to really warm up here, started out at 55f and finished the ride at 85f....
03-26-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By franswa

thatís what Iíve done and so far so good.

thatís what Iíve done and so far so good.
03-25-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By franswa

I am of the same frame of mind.

I am of the same frame of mind.
03-21-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Went ďglampingĒ last week ...

Went ďglampingĒ last week


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03-05-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

First ride this year without winter gear

Nice cloud cover, but 17mph winds. Lots oh hawks out.

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03-05-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,275
Views: 3,705,993
Posted By franswa

thatís pretty rad! First image makes it look like...

thatís pretty rad! First image makes it look like a righty fork
03-01-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By franswa

sometimes we do things because itís worth it....

sometimes we do things because itís worth it. Assuming youíve installed new pads as well and perhaps some more bedding will calm down the current rubbing.
03-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By franswa

Those are HOT. I am also a fan of those...

Those are HOT.

I am also a fan of those propane tank heater attachments
02-28-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Meandering

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02-18-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

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ordered one of these
02-17-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By franswa

The answer is always yes.

The answer is always yes.
02-13-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Riding in places to avoid strong winds

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02-05-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

i ditched my i23s as soon as I could. been...

i ditched my i23s as soon as I could.

been curious about the cannonballs. Buddy has some on his cosmic stallion that have been punished and have held up well(tubeless)
02-01-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

I had taken 3 months off last summer due to an...

I had taken 3 months off last summer due to an injury and when I did this route again in October, I was bummed to find this had happened to most of the route. Pouring tar over loose gravel is not...
01-31-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

It smells like sulfur/rotten eggs

It smells like sulfur/rotten eggs
01-30-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Lockhart, TX

Contrast to this image, the whole area has a fairly strong aroma of fresh crude oil. Still an enjoyable ride though.

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01-15-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By franswa

I am not really liking how the gravelking SKs...

I am not really liking how the gravelking SKs handle the mud Iíve ridden in. They donít seem to shed well for me - 650b x48. I eventually had to stop and clean em out with a stick.

Iíve heard...
01-09-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Nearby trails that seem far away ...

Nearby trails that seem far away


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12-31-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Last one of 2021

Needed approx 30 miles to break 1000 gravel miles

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12-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

thanks! Yours isnít too shabby either

thanks! Yours isnít too shabby either
12-19-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

A very early and drizzly first ride on the newly...

A very early and drizzly first ride on the newly mounted Gravelking SKs

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12-12-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,323
Posted By franswa

Had a irreparable puncture on my byways yesterday...

Had a irreparable puncture on my byways yesterday so I swapped to a set of gravelking SKs today - hookless rims, using the method in the video I posted above and got em seated on the first attempt...
12-12-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

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11-24-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By franswa

Yes you can. If you were to choose SRAM over...

Yes you can. If you were to choose SRAM over Shimano, you could even mix some road/mtb components.
11-16-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,335
Posted By franswa

Sure, a wider tire will still have cushion for...

Sure, a wider tire will still have cushion for paved riding but for me personally, I prefer even lower pressure for even more comfort on out terrible chip seal roads. I am not bothered by any rolling...
11-10-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,335
Posted By franswa

Guess Iím an outlier hereÖ 190# on 650x47...

Guess Iím an outlier hereÖ

190# on 650x47 and I run 24f/26r on pavement and 18f/20r off pavement
11-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,323
Posted By franswa

Iíd like to share this video again. This is the...

Iíd like to share this video again. This is the method I use and have never needed anything but a floor pump.


https://youtu.be/tE3h4nmDdOo
10-22-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,183
Posted By franswa

I made some cleat adjustments and brought them...

I made some cleat adjustments and brought them back a tiny bit more and no more cramping for me.
10-19-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Started at 48f and finished at 70f degrees

A little bummed about one of my favorite routes, which used to be 80/20% gravel/paved, but it's been a few months since I've ridden here. They've poured tar on most of the road and it's now 20/80%...
10-10-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

Canít believe this thread was on page 2

Treats


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10-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,183
Posted By franswa

I'm glad you brought this up. This has been...

I'm glad you brought this up. This has been happening to me as well and I've had more active seasons with longer rides, in hotter conditions, with more effort/less fluids and no cramping. Perhaps my...
09-27-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

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09-19-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Hot, fierce sun ...

Hot, fierce sun


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09-11-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By franswa

My understanding is that all AXS components are...

My understanding is that all AXS components are compatible since there are no cables involved.
09-11-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 366,998
Posted By franswa

Itís been 3 months since my last ride. Have been...

Itís been 3 months since my last ride. Have been dealing with a back/shoulder/arm injury, but it also meant I skipped riding the hottest months, so silver lining? Did mostly single and double track...
09-10-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,127
Posted By franswa

I was close to building up a bombtrack but...

I was close to building up a bombtrack but couldn't find one anywhere in my size. It would have looked almost exactly like that build^^
08-24-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,414
Posted By franswa

Nice! I almost pulled the trigger on one of those...

Nice! I almost pulled the trigger on one of those frames several times. Update us with build pics!
08-20-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,580
Posted By franswa

I don't think anyone is being forced to buy into...

I don't think anyone is being forced to buy into any marketing that's out there. It's just marketing. It's been around a while and it ain't going away. How one perceives it and reacts to it is the...
08-18-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,580
Posted By franswa

This sub forum was due for another one of these...

This sub forum was due for another one of these quarterly posts.

Imagine if we all rode the same 4 or 5 bikes and we lived in a vacuum of choice.
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