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02-25-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,060
Posted By "Fred"

Dont put a child carrier anywhere on a bike its...

Dont put a child carrier anywhere on a bike its dangerous. Find a trailer that will work with your bike.

I work at a bike shop and the extra weight on a bike, anywhere on a bike makes it hard to...
02-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,516
Posted By "Fred"

Northern Michigan here so fatbiked once at -10F...

Northern Michigan here so fatbiked once at -10F and that was dangerous. hottest maybe 100F but nothing too extreme.
02-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By "Fred"

I would declare it as a bike and pay what is...

I would declare it as a bike and pay what is needed. as stated above rates have come down for sporting equipment so shouldn't be to bad depending on airlines.

You might want to check in to...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-24-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By "Fred"

Not familiar with Watermoo but Waterloo G&G is a...

Not familiar with Watermoo but Waterloo G&G is a nice event. Most years there is snow and ice on the course and if its warm it can be muddy. I would hope for cold so it stays firm.
02-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,684
Posted By "Fred"

Get the carbon but upgrade the hubs. The layup...

Get the carbon but upgrade the hubs. The layup will be fine on cheap carbon rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,376
Posted By "Fred"

I disagree about saving money if you build your...

I disagree about saving money if you build your own bike. Most of the time you get better deal with factory built bikes. You do get the ability to customize your bike as well as the satisfaction of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,067
Posted By "Fred"

Northern Michigan here and I also see road riding...

Northern Michigan here and I also see road riding slowing down both as group rides and at events. I think social media and the awareness of deaths on the road as a part of the reason. I also see...
02-05-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,746
Posted By "Fred"

It will depend on the riding surface, in a...

It will depend on the riding surface, in a velodome the highest pressure 21 or 23 mm tire will be fastest. For most normal roads I have found that going with bigger tires and lower pressure results...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,499
Posted By "Fred"

If your budget allows for the nicer bike get it. ...

If your budget allows for the nicer bike get it. I have never had anyone wish they bought the cheaper bike but most wish they got the more expensive one. get the nicest bike your budget will allow!
02-04-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By "Fred"

If they wobble or have much play at all replace...

If they wobble or have much play at all replace them. They absolutely affect shifting, its one of the first things we check in our shop.
02-04-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,587
Posted By "Fred"

I would get the Domane, great bike!

I would get the Domane, great bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,663
Posted By "Fred"

I have to agree with everything he said.

I have to agree with everything he said.
02-03-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By "Fred"

They do mean ONLY use once, when it has been...

They do mean ONLY use once, when it has been opened it does get a little looser and they recommend a new one everytime. That being said I work at a bike shop and I use mine multiple times. just make...
02-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,534
Posted By "Fred"

The one time you would want a ticket!

The one time you would want a ticket!
02-03-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By "Fred"

I would not sorry to much about cadence just...

I would not sorry to much about cadence just ride, however most new cyclist shift to a harder gear and run a lower cadence. Try to shift to an easier gear and pedal a little faster and keep bumping...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-13-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By "Fred"

Michigan Mountain Mayhem

The MMM registration is now open. https://www.bikereg.com/spring-classic

The Spring Classic is the original MMM and we made it the toughest ride you could imagine. It is always held on the third...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,431
Posted By "Fred"

I am a fan of the Garmin products. they have...

I am a fan of the Garmin products. they have been around the longest and have many options. The more you can afford the more you will get. Spend the $ if you can.
03-14-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By "Fred"

28's are fine as long as the tire is tough enough...

28's are fine as long as the tire is tough enough to handle the terrain. I often race gravel on 28's over 32's depending on course and gravel type.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-14-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,326
Posted By "Fred"

I have always wanted to try this ride. sounds...

I have always wanted to try this ride. sounds fun!
01-30-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,116
Posted By "Fred"

Here is my Grinder. 2018 Trek Domane SLX 9 with...

Here is my Grinder. 2018 Trek Domane SLX 9 with etap.

https://i.imgur.com/Qhbi9E9.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/HBdZGCL.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/Pcl8PXm.jpg?1
10-11-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,990
Posted By "Fred"

trek Domane disc is the perfect bike for that.

trek Domane disc is the perfect bike for that.
10-02-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By "Fred"

Depends, in gravel races I am in the drops...

Depends, in gravel races I am in the drops 80%-90% of the time. casual riding less than 10% unless its a headwind. most my gravel training rides are around 40%-50%
10-02-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,944
Posted By "Fred"

Shimano SPD, I used egg beaters for years and...

Shimano SPD, I used egg beaters for years and after many many times having them blow up on rides I made the switch and only wish I had done it earlier.
09-22-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By "Fred"

mtb for sure!

mtb for sure!
09-20-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 669,541
Posted By "Fred"

I was confused. LOL I fixed it thanks.

I was confused. LOL I fixed it thanks.
09-20-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 669,541
Posted By "Fred"

Here is my new Grinder. Just had here maiden...

Here is my new Grinder. Just had here maiden voyage and she is a joy to ride. 2018 Trek Domane SLX 9.
...
09-20-17, 06:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,595
Posted By "Fred"

This REALLY depends on the road surface. Paved...

This REALLY depends on the road surface. Paved roads are for the most part very similar But gravel roads range from hard packed dirt equal to black top to very loose sand over hard pack mixed with...
09-19-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By "Fred"

I have used these...

I have used these (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/sram-centerline-x-rotor-centerlock) for 3 years on my gravel bike in a 140 and have been more than pleased. I don't think you can go wrong with...
09-18-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,317
Posted By "Fred"

I ride and race on a ton of gravel and I either...

I ride and race on a ton of gravel and I either ride 27 Paris Roubaix slicks for what I call good gravel (mostly hard packed dirt roads) which is rare and 33 file treads for most gravel. If there is...
01-10-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,623
Posted By "Fred"

29% or 1:31, Its a 1/2 mile climb that goes up...

29% or 1:31, Its a 1/2 mile climb that goes up the side of a ski hill on a paved walking path.

Its an optional hill in the ride in my signature
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By "Fred"

Michigan Mountain Mayhem

Registration for the 2017 Spring Classic will open this Saturday, January 14th @ 9:00 a.m. Michigan/Eastern Time.

Spring Classic Registration link (https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/12038)

...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-09-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,542
Posted By "Fred"

Michigan Mountain Mayhem

Registration for the 2017 Spring Classic will open this Saturday, January 14th @ 9:00 a.m. Michigan/Eastern Time.

Spring Classic Registration link (https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/12038)

...
09-26-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By "Fred"

3 days left to register, registration closes...

3 days left to register, registration closes Wednesday at midnight.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-26-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By "Fred"

3 days left to register, registration closes...

3 days left to register, registration closes Wednesday at midnight.
09-23-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By "Fred"

yes my order for great weather has been approved....

yes my order for great weather has been approved.

The course is marked very well with yellow yard signs with black arrows at all intersections. We also have route Marshalls at 75% of the...
09-22-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By "Fred"

The course is in great shape and with the rain...

The course is in great shape and with the rain today and early next week it should be as fast as it can get. That being said there are some sections with some sand. I have had no problem riding...
09-14-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By "Fred"

I just rode the 60 mile route this morning and...

I just rode the 60 mile route this morning and with recent rains the course was hard and fast. Even the sand was packed down, lets hope it holds for 2 weeks.

As far as weather I have the order in...
09-08-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By "Fred"

MMM Gravel Grinder

3 weeks from Saturday October 1st.

The Gravel Grinder is a gravel road race like nothing you can imagine
There will be a 20 mile, a 45 mile and a 60 mile race. The 20 mile race is very flat, but...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-08-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By "Fred"

MMM Gravel Grinder

3 weeks from Saturday October 1st.

The Gravel Grinder is a gravel road race like nothing you can imagine
There will be a 20 mile, a 45 mile and a 60 mile race. The 20 mile race is very flat, but...
08-25-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,670
Posted By "Fred"

I run a compact double and find it perfect for...

I run a compact double and find it perfect for Gravel Races in Northern Michigan. Sometimes on steep hills I would like an easier gear but on fast flats the top end is needed. I built the bike from...
04-28-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 44,376
Posted By "Fred"

Depends on your jeep trails But I think I would...

Depends on your jeep trails But I think I would go with the mountain bike. The gravel bike could be faster if the trails are hard but the MTB will give you more options. Bigger tires if you get...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-25-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By "Fred"

Lots of questions on registration for the Spring...

Lots of questions on registration for the Spring Classic.
Yes it is sold out.
Yes you can register for the lottery and the final 300 spots.
If you are chose for the lottery your whole group...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-13-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By "Fred"

MMM Spring Classic

Registration for the Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic opens this Saturday the 16th at 9:00 am eastern time. It sells out in 1-3 days every year so if you want to ride in it you better be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,888
Posted By "Fred"

Wait, who is dead?

Wait, who is dead?
01-07-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,929
Posted By "Fred"

It will work for sure Before tubeless tires I...

It will work for sure Before tubeless tires I would run 26" tubes in my 29" mtb to save weight and never had a problem.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,633
Posted By "Fred"

Michigan Mountain Mayhem | Can you handle the...

Michigan Mountain Mayhem | Can you handle the mayhem? (http://www.michiganmountainmayhem.com/)

All three of the Michigan Mountain Mayhem rides are great.

The Spring Classic sells out in 1 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By "Fred"

It will depend on genetics and how you use those...

It will depend on genetics and how you use those hours. Many people can be competitive with those kind of hours. I race and don't ride much more than that. I do 60-90 rides and do almost all...
01-04-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By "Fred"

MMM Gravel Grinder | The ultimate Gravel Road...

MMM Gravel Grinder | The ultimate Gravel Road Race (http://www.michiganmountainmayhem.com/mmmgravelgrinder/)

The one above is excellent. 3 different routes, huge purse, a KOM contest, awesome...
12-21-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 45,592
Posted By "Fred"

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By "Fred"

I like my base layer to be very tight, just make...

I like my base layer to be very tight, just make sure it does not affect movement or comfort.
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