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05-09-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By msu2001la

I ride 32mm GP 5000's on gravel sometimes. It's...

I ride 32mm GP 5000's on gravel sometimes. It's cool. They're super fast on hard pack dirt and dry gravel roads. Gets a little sketchy when things are loose.
05-04-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By ScottJ175

Since I can post pics now here's the cruiser...

Since I can post pics now here's the cruiser after unloading it from the truck when I got it home.
...
05-03-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By timgriffin2

I bought my 2020 Sirrus 3.0 last August and have...

I bought my 2020 Sirrus 3.0 last August and have just shy of 1600 miles logged on it. I use it on paved bike trails and also in an abandoned limestone mining area thats very bumpy. I was surprised...
05-03-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By kirby999

Very well put .

Very well put .
05-03-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 276,656
Posted By covpride

Some pics from our rides in pisgah national...

Some pics from our rides in pisgah national forest last week.
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05-02-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Naw, you're a genius..... because it is all...

Naw, you're a genius..... because it is all about having fun with family and friends.
Just remember that comfort and possibly certain accessories , maybe color coordinated or personalized in a...
04-28-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 197,292
Posted By chaadster

I can say that, so far, being accustomed to...

I can say that, so far, being accustomed to riding race saddles with either narrow noses or snub noses, the wide, flat nose on the 611 is noticeable. It’s not uncomfortable, just noticeable. I’ve...
04-28-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Crankycrank

There is a forum member named Papa Ado that is a...

There is a forum member named Papa Ado that is a KMC rep from Taiwan who can answer any questions as well. He chimes in on this forum every so often and I'm sure you could PM him too. Bike Forums -...
04-27-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By 70sSanO

And the x9 used to be x9.93 with only the outer...

And the x9 used to be x9.93 with only the outer links nickel plated.

John
04-27-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 197,292
Posted By chaadster

I just mounted an SQ-Lab 611 Active S-Tube...

I just mounted an SQ-Lab 611 Active S-Tube saddle, and ithas felt great right away. These have flex designed into the rail mounts, adjustable via elastomers. I’ve got the soft ones in now, and the...
04-27-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Thruhiker

The x9.99 has the inner and outer links plated ....

The x9.99 has the inner and outer links plated . The x9 only has the outer links plated . I forget what they are plated with at the moment I know the gold is titanium nitrate.
04-27-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By veganbikes

Probably but don't see any indication of a X9.99...

Probably but don't see any indication of a X9.99 on the KMC website. The X9 is listed but the X9.99 could be an old version or is just some odd designation someone has given it or it could be a...
04-27-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By jonathanf2

Thanks for the helpful feedback! I ended up going...

Thanks for the helpful feedback! I ended up going with GK + TLC slicks. I tried a pair and they roll fast compared to my WTB Nano tires I'm currently riding on. I wanted the + tires since I read the...
04-27-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By stkfox

I can’t PM, I have less than 10 posts according...

I can’t PM, I have less than 10 posts according to the admin. The store is Dave’s World Cycle in Carrollwood. He has two of them, medium frame.
(813) 963-5765 (tel:(813) 963-5765)
Good luck.
04-26-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,925
Posted By unterhausen

We don't allow people to just start up a new...

We don't allow people to just start up a new thread just because we closed the last one and they missed their chance to pile on. If we don't mind if you opening a new thread, we will tell you. ...
04-26-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,607
Posted By Eric F

I have a 2003 CF road bike that was ridden hard...

I have a 2003 CF road bike that was ridden hard for a couple of years when it was new, set aside for 15 years, and is now getting ridden hard again. It's every bit as good as it ever was.

Please...
04-26-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By kirby999

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OK , here it is . All set up for another chance .
I...
04-26-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, they'll work with tubes. I've had one...

Yes, they'll work with tubes. I've had one occasion work with Panaracer's customer service department on a warranty issue and they were fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair of tires...
04-26-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Robert111

I got a Wake 780mm aluminum bar to mount on...

I got a Wake 780mm aluminum bar to mount on FOMTOR stem (https://btaoregon.org/best-road-bike-stems/) and it was a perfect fit. This is easy to install and haven't had an issue for the first couple...
04-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,501
Posted By unterhausen

I don't see why this needed to get so ugly, but...

I don't see why this needed to get so ugly, but since it has, I'm closing it.
04-25-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,001
Views: 3,504,584
Posted By JamesB722

2021 Fuji Jari 2.5

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04-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many think this advice is counter productive,...

Many think this advice is counter productive, moving the seat back increases the reach. But the body's ability to tolerate reach is somewhat dependent on the core muscles doing their job of...
04-24-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I don't see enough difference with that bar to...

I don't see enough difference with that bar to justify it. I suppose the 31.6 might limit choices.
Mine are old 1" steel.
04-24-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By tyrion

You have to make a guesstimate on how much...

You have to make a guesstimate on how much increased rise/decreased reach you want, but ultimately it's trial and error. You can resell (or maybe even return) the stems that don't work for you.
04-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By rut3556

I had the same issue with my Giant Escape 2, so I...

I had the same issue with my Giant Escape 2, so I ended up installing an extended (and slightly adjustable) stem. It made all the difference to me....
04-24-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By tyrion

I'd start with a high angle stem. 35 or 40...

I'd start with a high angle stem. 35 or 40 degrees, 110mm. The upwards angle also shortens the reach. Less than $30.
...
04-24-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By oldbobcat

If used according to the manufacturer's...

If used according to the manufacturer's instructions. Don't mount them above four centimeters of stem spacers, don't stack them, and don't install them on carbon steerers.
04-24-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IMO, your way too straight HB is THE problem, as...

IMO, your way too straight HB is THE problem, as shown in that pic. This gives you NO back/ torso adjustment. Very stiff and uncomfortable.
So get a bar with both up sweep and rear sweep, like 30 to...
04-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Gresp15C

I installed a threadless stem extender on my bike...

I installed a threadless stem extender on my bike when I was dealing with a temporary "age related" injury. It was easy to install and did the job. Not to discount the other advice given here. When I...
04-23-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By oldbobcat

Before going out an purchasing riser handlebars...

Before going out an purchasing riser handlebars and stem, try sliding your saddle back a centimeter or so. This moves your center of gravity away from the arms and shoulders and toward your hips and...
04-23-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Iride01

If there aren't several spacers on top of your...

If there aren't several spacers on top of your stem, then unlikely you can raise the current stem. You'll have to get a stem with more angle or high rise bars. Though if your stem was put on with a...
04-23-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First a thank you for including a link in your...

First a thank you for including a link in your post. Makes our job much quicker in helping you.

The bike shows to use a threadless stem. A stem that slides over the top end of the fork's steerer...
04-23-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By subgrade

As long you're not pushing the limits, any...

As long you're not pushing the limits, any semi-slick type tire will do as long as you're at least halfway competent in bike handling.
04-23-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By fishboat

GK Slicks or SS (no plus). With FL hardpack I'd...

GK Slicks or SS (no plus). With FL hardpack I'd think you'd be fine offroad. If doing more offroad, I'd lean toward the SS.

I/we run GK Slicks on many of our bikes..on and off road.
...
04-22-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By chas58

Geeze, every time I turn around there is a new...

Geeze, every time I turn around there is a new version and size of this tire.

X-One is a cyclocross tire. 33mm is kinda small for gravel - like the carcass is the same size as my 32mm road tires....
04-22-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By hokiefyd

If you like the Marathons, then you might...

If you like the Marathons, then you might consider the Continental Ride Tour. They have a solid center rib which makes for a very smooth and quiet ride, but there is some tread on the sides for...
04-22-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By AU Tiger

I run the tubeless version of the Specialized...

I run the tubeless version of the Specialized Pathfinder Pro, and I find them to be perfect for riding paved roads with a mix of gravel thrown in. I ran 35mm tires for several years, and recently...
04-22-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By freeranger

I have a road bike and a mtn.bike, so don't have...

I have a road bike and a mtn.bike, so don't have "multi-purpose" tires. But smooth rolling gravel bike tires sounds like they would be fine. Depending on the off-road riding, if wet or loose and...
04-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By squirtdad

little bit of searching indicates....(at least...

little bit of searching indicates....(at least one reference i see says tubed)those rims are NOT tubeless ready.
04-20-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would speculate that a 2014 bike not being a...

I would speculate that a 2014 bike not being a MtB one won't have what's considered a tubeless ready design. So any conversion will be a jerry rigged one to a degree. Can it be done, sure, but don't...
04-20-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By jimc101

Yes with the rims (any rims can be made tubeless...

Yes with the rims (any rims can be made tubeless with the appropriate conversion kit)

No with those tires, you will need tubeless specific ones
04-20-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,736
Posted By Badger6

BINGO! I think it's easier for people to...

BINGO!

I think it's easier for people to complain about and deride the bicycle industry for trying to sell bikes than to actually think about (like you did) what a bike is intended...
04-19-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By nomadmax

Fred.

Fred.
04-18-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Clyde1820

On the handful of bikes I've maintained, over the...

On the handful of bikes I've maintained, over the years, I have generally found good-quality cables and housings to be an improvement. Definitely keeping them clean and well-lubed is a major factor,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 840,297
Posted By 1Lieutenant

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Lynskey R300 SRAM Force 1x, Absolute Black 42T...
04-18-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 479,116
Posted By ArneDarvin

Though I am not in the market, I like to look....

Though I am not in the market, I like to look. Last night I was poking around at this website: Trek Bikes Florida (https://www.trekbikesflorida.com/) and I mention it because I noticed your location....
04-18-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 479,116
Posted By Way2Slow

Thanks, I added the seatpost a while back.

Thanks, I added the seatpost a while back.
04-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By msu2001la

This ain't motocross. You are not hitting goggles...

This ain't motocross. You are not hitting goggles speed out there.
04-13-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,664
Views: 2,491,116
Posted By timgriffin2

2020 Sirrus 3.0

The Sirrus handles much better than anticipated on the bumpy limestone paths around this old quarry in west central Florida - ​​​​the Weekiwachee Preserve. I switched from a Crosstrail Sport to the...
04-12-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 197,292
Posted By chaadster

Those should be just fine with the Ergons if you...

Those should be just fine with the Ergons if you mount them right next to the grips. Let us know what you find.

Speaking as a Clyde, “lighter is faster” has more of impact for me than it does for...
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