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08-21-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,087
Posted By kuroba

My country has four stages of regulations but...

My country has four stages of regulations but wearing masks whenever outside your home has been mandatory since march, in any stage. My city is currently in lockdown so I can only commute to work...
03-25-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,754
Posted By kuroba

I'm still riding to work and for the occasional...

I'm still riding to work and for the occasional grocery run. I haven't got out on recreational rides because a niple broke on my front wheel and it took me ages to find a LBS to fix it (finally...
02-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By kuroba

I only started cycling in 2015, so my first...

I only started cycling in 2015, so my first gravel adventures were on the hardtail MTB I had at the time.
Replies: 22
Views: 3,256
Posted By kuroba

My first event with a randonneur club was a...

My first event with a randonneur club was a 'non-official' 100km ride, we got laser-engraved wood medals :) It's not that expensive to have made and it's a cool memento.
12-10-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By kuroba

I'm 5' with 730mm inseam. I currently ride a 42cm...

I'm 5' with 730mm inseam. I currently ride a 42cm x 50cm custom steel gravel bike but I've been looking at getting a 'better' bike and I'm considering these in my size:

- Niner RLT 47cms
- Salsa...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By kuroba

Awesome! For a few years I was on a different job...

Awesome! For a few years I was on a different job and my SO was mostly unemployed so he used to do either the morning or evening ride with me (10mi each way), sometimes even both (rounding up 40mi a...
09-11-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By kuroba

I had a similar thing happen on a steel frame and...

I had a similar thing happen on a steel frame and then I learned that it is a very common thing to happen when using steel frame and aluminum seatpost (guess it applies to carbon too?). The first...
09-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,167
Posted By kuroba

Dayamn, that's a sweet bike. I was looking into...

Dayamn, that's a sweet bike. I was looking into upgrading and getting a Salsa Vaya, waited to see if they offered a SRAM option for 2020 (spoiler alert: they didn't) so the RLT steel is looking...
09-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By kuroba

Very similar experience to others here. I have...

Very similar experience to others here. I have TRP Spyre brakes and used them with regular housing. I found that the brakes felt 'spongy' and particularly on long gravel descents my tiny lady hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,536
Posted By kuroba

The two rides I recall the most would be: ...

The two rides I recall the most would be:

July 7th: First ride after getting my bike back from a 2 month hiatus (I sent it off for a new paint job and upgraded the drivetrain from 3x7 to 2x10).
...
12-13-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By kuroba

I answered the survey. I use my gravel bike for...

I answered the survey. I use my gravel bike for commuting and often stop by for groceries on the way home. Currently I carry my daily essentials on a handlebar bag on a front rack and used to hang...
11-16-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By kuroba

You obviously didn't notice when you bought it so...

You obviously didn't notice when you bought it so I'm guessing it's not obviously 'feminine'. If it fits, ride it.
10-30-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,689
Posted By kuroba

Korina you're welcome! I love the Squid bikeS IG...

Korina you're welcome! I love the Squid bikeS IG page, it's full of bright colorful inspiration for the next time I need to paint my bike (:
10-24-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,689
Posted By kuroba

Smokeage If you wanna DIY there's the Spray.Bike...

Smokeage If you wanna DIY there's the Spray.Bike paint which is made specifically for bikes. They're used by squid.bikes to make some really interesting paint schemes.
...
10-22-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By kuroba

For commuting I carry a U-lock, but when I'm out...

For commuting I carry a U-lock, but when I'm out with friends or just out for 'leisure' rides I use a cable lock in a jersey pocket or small saddle bag with my spare tube and tools or wrapped around...
10-04-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By kuroba

I'd rather climb the washboards.

I'd rather climb the washboards.
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By kuroba

I did my first 100km ride during my annual break...

I did my first 100km ride during my annual break from work. It was an event from the local randonneur club to introduce people to brevets (there was also a 200km brevet that day). It was my first...
09-28-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,841
Posted By kuroba

After living by the n=1 ideal for years, I'm...

After living by the n=1 ideal for years, I'm considering upgrading my only bike (steel gravel grinder) to a Salsa Vaya or Niner RLT and then transform my bike into a 1x10 flat bar commuter. Nothing...
09-26-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,427
Posted By kuroba

I wanted a gravel bike and most local options...

I wanted a gravel bike and most local options were either too big or would have left me eating instant noodles for a year. I met a local builder who made me a chromoly frame to my specifications for...
09-04-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,950
Posted By kuroba

Rule #12 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#12)

Rule #12 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#12)
07-30-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,437
Posted By kuroba

I did a lot of combinations with gear calculators...

I did a lot of combinations with gear calculators and this one gave me a range close to my old 48-36-24 triple with 12-32 cassette. I lost some top speed but I'm more grateful to have the lower...
07-27-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 29,434
Posted By kuroba

I use the PD-T400 which are part of the Click'r...

I use the PD-T400 which are part of the Click'r line, aimed at newbies and commuters because they're easier to unclip than regular SPD. I like them a lot, in an emergency I can release my foot easily...
07-27-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By kuroba

Huh. Interesting. I usually fall asleep earlier...

Huh. Interesting. I usually fall asleep earlier on the days I ride (similar 20mi/day commute). I eat when I get home, usually hot tea and a sandwich and pass out while watching the news lol.

Maybe...
07-23-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By kuroba

If you can, please consider adding...

If you can, please consider adding crosstop/inline levers. I had them installed on my first road bike and they did wonders for my confidence on the bike because I had easily accessible brakes in a...
07-23-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,437
Posted By kuroba

I love seeing everyone's pics of gravel roads in...

I love seeing everyone's pics of gravel roads in the forest. My gravel is endless miles of desert.

Anyway, went for a quick gravel ride with the SO to try my 'new' 2x10 configuration. Crankset is...
06-04-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,287
Posted By kuroba

152cms (5') with 29" inseam and fit 46-48 XXS...

152cms (5') with 29" inseam and fit 46-48 XXS frames.
05-29-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,950
Posted By kuroba

mtb_addict they're supposed to have the same...

mtb_addict they're supposed to have the same pull. I have tiny lady hands, a full stop from the hoods is impossible for me but I have no problem braking from the interrupter levers.
05-02-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,872
Posted By kuroba

A lot. I turned to gravel grinding after I was...

A lot.
I turned to gravel grinding after I was hit by a car on my commute to work, late 2016. I had already done a few rides, but it was after that I got really into it. I still like road riding,...
04-02-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By kuroba

I wasn't allowed to take a crankset on carry-on...

I wasn't allowed to take a crankset on carry-on luggage (had to go back and have the bag checked). Haven't had any problems with shifters, chains, cassettes, tubes, etc.

(Where I live components...
03-29-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By kuroba

58cms? Wow, your wife is tall. I can barely fit...

58cms? Wow, your wife is tall. I can barely fit 48cms frames.

Sweet bike. No better day than new bike day! :)
03-28-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By kuroba

Great system! I just wing it. If I freeze my ass...

Great system! I just wing it. If I freeze my ass off on my morning commute, I know I gotta dress warmer the next day lol.
03-21-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,950
Posted By kuroba

The 'original' brands on Aliexpress are much...

The 'original' brands on Aliexpress are much better quality than the knock off/replicas there. I have jerseys and tights from Monton, would recommend, very high quality. Also like Santic, Paladin and...
02-07-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,188
Posted By kuroba

None. If anything, I think my bars are a little...

None. If anything, I think my bars are a little higher than my saddle.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By kuroba

Psssh. I forget my underwear once a week, at...

Psssh. I forget my underwear once a week, at least. No one notices the shorts under the jeans (well, at least no one has said anything).
11-08-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By kuroba

1) After being hit by a car on my commute I...

1) After being hit by a car on my commute I turned to gravel grinding to be able to ride far without the permanent worry of passing vehicles.

2) I did gravel with a hardtail MTB at first and...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 36,129
Posted By kuroba

Super zombie thread! Fits the season :)

Super zombie thread!
Fits the season :)
10-10-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,437
Posted By kuroba

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4463/37356797190_5d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4463/37356797190_5d0cb70754_z.jpg
10-05-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By kuroba

I have the PD-T400 Click'r pedals which are...

I have the PD-T400 Click'r pedals which are supposedly easier to unclip. I haven't tried true SPD pedals so I can't compare but I have never fallen due to being clipped in, I just lift my feet and...
09-21-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By kuroba

You can't replace the chainrings, it's a riveted...

You can't replace the chainrings, it's a riveted crankset. The cheapest option, as mentioned above, would be to replace you cassette.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By kuroba

+1

+1
09-04-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,136
Posted By kuroba

On Saturday I did a 40km gravel ride with 500mts...

On Saturday I did a 40km gravel ride with 500mts of climbing AND I DIDN'T WALK (which had been the case so far). I even was able to reserve my 2 lowest gears instead of spending 90% of the time on my...
08-28-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,406
Posted By kuroba

TIL that "college" and "university" are not the...

TIL that "college" and "university" are not the same thing
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By kuroba

Another pro of discs is that they'll usually...

Another pro of discs is that they'll usually allow you to run slightly wider tyres as long as your frame allows it, where on rim brakes you're limited by the brake caliper.

This is particularly...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,890
Posted By kuroba

Personally I've always liked the look of the Kona...

Personally I've always liked the look of the Kona Coco. Comes with fenders, but you'd need to add the racks. It's a 1x9 configuration but you could switch to a double crank and you get the 18 gears. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 345,487
Posted By kuroba

Yesterday was a holiday so I rode to a local...

Yesterday was a holiday so I rode to a local landmark (La Portada, Antofagasta).

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36469704871_df539413be_z.jpg
08-14-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 28,832
Posted By kuroba

Thanks for the review! I'm thinking of upgrading...

Thanks for the review! I'm thinking of upgrading my current steel frame and one of the options is the Salsa Vaya (in the same size as Calla_lilly though lol)
08-09-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,971
Posted By kuroba

My current bike is custom, here's the diagram...

My current bike is custom, here's the diagram (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4372/35629558494_e841e78666_o.png).
I calculated trail with Bicycle Trail Calculator | yojimg.net...
08-09-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,971
Posted By kuroba

Oh, crap. I'm tempted. And they DO ship...

Oh, crap. I'm tempted. And they DO ship international.

I have a question about geometry. The 48cms Flaanimal has a 69º HTA but only 45mm offset. Compared to my current bike, which has the same HTA...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,367
Posted By kuroba

Yay, good you're doing so well! In my own...

Yay, good you're doing so well!
In my own experience I also thought riding by its own was enough of a workout but lately I've found that Pilates (or blogilates) helps a lot. Since I've been doing it...
07-25-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,761
Posted By kuroba

That's because drop bars are a requirement to...

That's because drop bars are a requirement to race CX.

Not sure I understood your post but I think Giant's Toughroad SLR sound like what you're looking for, maybe?
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