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06-18-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 93,335
Posted By jeffreythree

The current state of my Exile for riding a mix of...

The current state of my Exile for riding a mix of pavement and gravel with lots of headwinds. I recently added Challenge Strada Bianca 36's, some old Profile aero bars, and a Cobb Randee saddle.
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01-17-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,089
Posted By jeffreythree

I have and have had several BSO's, and I am not...

I have and have had several BSO's, and I am not afraid to admit it. They serve a purpose. My fat bike was fun and not used enough to warrant $1k. Currently have a Wally world full suspension MTB...
01-12-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665
Posted By jeffreythree

Stopped on Thursday's ride on a quiet road along...

Stopped on Thursday's ride on a quiet road along Corp lake land to check some illegally dumped logs in the ditch (always looking for free turning or firewood) and found the local dead dog dumping...
12-27-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,628
Posted By jeffreythree

1x on a road bike? Maybe, and can be debated...

1x on a road bike? Maybe, and can be debated to.death on where and when 1x on a mtb? Yes, especially with remote dropper posts and lockouts needing space on the bars now.
12-18-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,344
Posted By jeffreythree

Number 1 is your average $4.4k Krate, but number...

Number 1 is your average $4.4k Krate, but number 2 isis pretty unusual i think: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/d/wwii-bsa-folding-bike/6761870359.html
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By jeffreythree

I did it in the past and it worked OK, though it...

I did it in the past and it worked OK, though it was a close call whether to flip the b screw around. I swapped to 50/38 chainrings when it wore out since I needed those as well, and went back to an...
12-10-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,786
Posted By jeffreythree

And that Schwinn is part of that same company as...

And that Schwinn is part of that same company as well
11-22-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By jeffreythree

A couple of things I would consider off the top...

A couple of things I would consider off the top of my head in your rebuild. Check your rear dropout spacing since it is probably 126mm. You can't cold set aluminum wider. Also, the original fork...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,519
Posted By jeffreythree

First thought when I saw this thread today was a...

First thought when I saw this thread today was a youtube channel I have seen lately: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2e9JrZHH6gVcAq2HSspKKw
Kind of late for the OP, though.
11-22-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,880
Posted By jeffreythree

Mine is almost always 60 and rarely in the high...

Mine is almost always 60 and rarely in the high 50's. Everybody is different, and I only worry about HR if it is different than my norms.
11-20-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,795
Posted By jeffreythree

For e-bikes to overtake regular bike sales, then...

For e-bikes to overtake regular bike sales, then we would need to see places like Walmart selling more e-bikes than regular bikes. No matter how much anyone advocates their use, I don't see them...
11-17-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,774
Posted By jeffreythree

BLO is an interesting idea. A lot easier than...

BLO is an interesting idea. A lot easier than anything that spray on since you could just wipe it on, and not as messy as something that stays oily (once it cures).
11-17-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,774
Posted By jeffreythree

Great build. I just happened to have 5 bikes...

Great build. I just happened to have 5 bikes follow me home this week, and one is a n '80s Rockhopper i was thinking would be a great gravel or drop bar bike. Stem is already like yours. How has...
11-14-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By jeffreythree

I am just hoping for enough dry weather for the...

I am just hoping for enough dry weather for the trails to reopen before it gets cold. It is already cool enough trails dry out slow.
11-08-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 93,335
Posted By jeffreythree

Took my Renegade Exile on my first competitive...

Took my Renegade Exile on my first competitive ride (42 miles) a few weeks ago bone stock. I don't think it being entry level held me back any since I was 4th in the short course. Fun enough that I...
11-01-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By jeffreythree

I thought it was mostly because mountain biking...

I thought it was mostly because mountain biking then was mostly about riding on cross country trails. Even today, XC bikes have a longish stem to get you over the front axle.
10-31-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 350
Posted By jeffreythree

I would go 1x. I needed a BB for my old MTB I am...

I would go 1x. I needed a BB for my old MTB I am updating, and I used one of the 1x cranks that comes with a external BB that are all over the 'bay. Fix, update, and go 1x all in one. How are you...
10-30-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jeffreythree

Problem solved, I believe it was supposed to be...

Problem solved, I believe it was supposed to be this originally. Headset was still 1-1/8" sort of, pulled the lower race off the fork and there was a step in the steerer. Called my relative I lent it...
10-29-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jeffreythree

Really Trek? A 1-1/8" headtube with a 1" fork?

Partial rant, tore down the head set of my 1992 Trek 920 Singletrak I have had since new and found the races pitted. I went to replace them and found the headtube is 33.9mm while the fork has the 1"...
10-26-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By jeffreythree

If it is from the '90s, you can still get the...

If it is from the '90s, you can still get the elastomers. https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/rock-shox/rock-shox-judy-elastomer-refresh-kit-95-96-all.html
10-08-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By jeffreythree

I view this as the faster the bike, the farther I...

I view this as the faster the bike, the farther I can go in a set time. If I want a good workout while staying in the neighborhood, I ride my cheap 40# fat bike. It is like weight training compared...
10-07-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 31,242
Posted By jeffreythree

Gravel bikes come with a huge variety of frame...

Gravel bikes come with a huge variety of frame designs. Some are 29ers in disguise, some are just hybrids with drop bars, and some are just road bikes with enough extra room for bigger tires. My...
10-05-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By jeffreythree

A little update on this power meter. Loving it so...

A little update on this power meter. Loving it so far. A couple of things I have found. They released an update in July that makes it accurate on rough surfaces, like gravel and trails. It can...
09-29-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24,398
Views: 1,898,422
Posted By jeffreythree

Today I finished (for now) and test rode my first...

Today I finished (for now) and test rode my first single speed MTB cobbled together out of my all original 1994 Trek 920. I think I need to at least replace the 24 year old brake pads before hitting...
09-28-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By jeffreythree

Since I just built up a bike with mostly 74xx DA...

Since I just built up a bike with mostly 74xx DA bits, ignore that one unless you friction shift it or buy a whole group. Wonderful look and feel, but the shifter bits carry a high premium.
09-28-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 123,972
Posted By jeffreythree

Bringing my Trek 920 back from the dead as a...

Bringing my Trek 920 back from the dead as a single speed for now, and finally got the chain line right on a trip to the park. 24 year old GripShift is just not my thing, as well as Trek's idea of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By jeffreythree

After 10 inches of rain Fri.night/Sat/Sun morning...

After 10 inches of rain Fri.night/Sat/Sun morning at my house, I managed to get out for a slow 17 mile ride Sunday evening. I should have ridden something with more tire tread since several of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,416
Posted By jeffreythree

Not much climbing around these parts other than...

Not much climbing around these parts other than some rollers and short steep rises, but when I want to climb a bit more I just turn on elevation correction. Strava adds a solid 20-30 feet per mile to...
09-22-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By jeffreythree

Favorite I have ever eaten was homemade mac and...

Favorite I have ever eaten was homemade mac and cheese with lobster and bacon in it. Favorite I make is my baked pasta that is basically a lazy persons lasagna.
09-22-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By jeffreythree

No, only dangerous to plants. Imagine 2-3 times...

No, only dangerous to plants. Imagine 2-3 times more than the ones in the video:

https://youtu.be/SbM2rofR6dw
09-20-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By jeffreythree

We have had the local rural roads covered in army...

We have had the local rural roads covered in army worms the last few days, weird and gross. Sounds like rice crispies rolling along on those stretches.
Forum: Foo
09-18-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By jeffreythree

I don't mind the HOA. It is the management...

I don't mind the HOA. It is the management companies they hire that can be nuts. At least around here none of the actual HOA board drive the neighborhoods for violations, assess fines, etc. They...
09-18-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By jeffreythree

I thought it was just a chain of fitness clubs. ...

I thought it was just a chain of fitness clubs. There are a couple here in the Dallas area.
09-18-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By jeffreythree

Dirty Kanza has been sold

I just saw this today: https://dirtykanza.com/new-dirt/exciting-news-for-dirty-kanza/
Could have been worse organizer/buyers out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,286
Posted By jeffreythree

One rider around here always has no sensor data...

One rider around here always has no sensor data on the rides that have the KOM's and such. I ran a comparison on one short segment I ride almost every time I get on the bike. Everyone else moves...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By jeffreythree

There used to be a 74 mile segment around here,...

There used to be a 74 mile segment around here, but looks like it is gone now. Only 2 people ever road it. A couple of 12-20 miles long out and backs that end in parking lots and have random turn...
09-11-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By jeffreythree

No, mine is the plain one with curved legs and...

No, mine is the plain one with curved legs and alloy steerer. Forget the steerer length, but it is on a 54cm bike. Maybe there are different versions or manufacturers as they seem to have spotty...
09-11-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By jeffreythree

I have a Nashbar 'carbon' fork. I am not sure...

I have a Nashbar 'carbon' fork. I am not sure what it is really made of, but it weighs more than my newest bike's steel Tange Champion fork (795 vs. 750). It did not make the move to that bike. Ride...
09-07-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,592
Posted By jeffreythree

People can ride whatever speed they want. I used...

People can ride whatever speed they want. I used to just go out at pretty much the same speed every ride, but now my riding is structured around an exercise plan and I have hard and easy days. If I...
09-06-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,342
Posted By jeffreythree

Pearl Izumi, great price/performance ...

Pearl Izumi, great price/performance
Continental tires
Xpedo pedals, great price/performance
09-06-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By jeffreythree

Sweet, another Traveler. I have a soft spot for...

Sweet, another Traveler. I have a soft spot for mine, currently waiting for powder coat and rebuild. It had also been upgraded to 8 speed DA before it's retirement do to rust. Your color choice make...
09-06-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By jeffreythree

It is just for fun since I have the wheels, and...

It is just for fun since I have the wheels, and want to ride on tubulars occasionally.



I had heard not to tighten to much, but not the part about not using Campy style QR's.



The body of...
09-05-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By jeffreythree

Skinny QR skewer for a Hi-E hub?

I have a wheelset with a Hi-E front hub, and none of my skewers fit except for a junky Divit brand one out of the junk drawer. The Shimano and Campy skewers I have are to thick to fit through the...
09-05-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By jeffreythree

That is a 7 speed freewheel. You will need to...

That is a 7 speed freewheel. You will need to swap it for another freewheel if you want different gears.
09-04-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,716
Posted By jeffreythree

I am in the middle of gluing my first set of...

I am in the middle of gluing my first set of tubulars. I say go for it. It will be interesting to see how they compare to clinchers even though the wheel sets are not that similar, modern clincher...
08-28-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By jeffreythree

I consider it a good ride if I don't get a close...

I consider it a good ride if I don't get a close pass. Half appear to be pickup/suv drivers that just don't realize how close they are I think, and the other half are on purpose by people pissed a...
08-28-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,625
Posted By jeffreythree

I usually ride to the gravel on pavement(50/50...

I usually ride to the gravel on pavement(50/50 mix), and wanted to see what a wide road tire would be like while saving my 40mm Clement Xplors for when a local trail (old, closed gravel road) finally...
08-27-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,166
Posted By jeffreythree

Emma's oat cuisine series on GCN is great. I...

Emma's oat cuisine series on GCN is great. I have become addicted to her oat pancake recipe done as waffles (cut milk to 1 cup) for my Saturday pre long ride breakfast.
08-27-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By jeffreythree

I had numbness in my hands, alleviated some by...

I had numbness in my hands, alleviated some by moving them around. I don't like the suggestion to move the seat back because that starts to screw with where you are over the pedals. I found this...
08-27-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,623
Posted By jeffreythree

Great, another excuse to put a camera on my bike....

Great, another excuse to put a camera on my bike. I would need one in the back as well, since I am usually high tailing it out of their territory.
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