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07-26-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By pbass

Yeah, I love my Rove ST w 650Bx47, but admittedly...

Yeah, I love my Rove ST w 650Bx47, but admittedly I ride it often "like a mountain bike", and I have WTB knobby Senderos on it currently. It's a size 50 and the whole package fits me very well and...
07-22-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By pbass

I know, right?! I just got my rig dialed!

I know, right?! I just got my rig dialed!
07-22-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By pbass

650B for gravel is....out?

I've been hearing from people that 650B/road plus is apparently a "fad" that is now passing......personally I don't care if that's the case, as I quite like riding that wheel size--fits me and what I...
07-17-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By pbass

I wore Five Ten Freeriders for years,...

I wore Five Ten Freeriders for years, mountainbiking and then when I transitioned to gravel with flat pedals. But earlier this year I got the Five Ten Trail Cross LT's, and I am sold. Same grip on...
07-11-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By pbass

Santa Rosa - gravel tips please!

I'll be staying in Santa Rosa soon and will have one whole day for a good long outing. I know Annadel is nearby and that looks good, but I'd like to make it a longer day out than that. Any...
06-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,224
Posted By pbass

Would be curious to see that!

Would be curious to see that!
06-02-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,505
Posted By pbass

[QUOTE=pdlamb;22525906]"What's the roughest road...

[QUOTE=pdlamb;22525906]"What's the roughest road you'd consider riding on a gravel bike before you go to a mountain bike or fat bike? Bushwhacking, single track, double track, old road that's not...
05-16-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By pbass

Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
05-15-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By pbass

Freewheel removal tool - noob mechanic alert

I've switched out chainrings on my singlespeed Cross Check to play around w my gearing, but I've never changed the rear cogs myself. My LBS did it the few times I switched.
I'm a little unclear on...
05-04-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,542
Posted By pbass

Everybody's different of course, but FWIW, the...

Everybody's different of course, but FWIW, the older I get the more I have to work on staying loose - foam rolling and stretching. I have very tight hips, and if I don't keep things loose, my left...
05-03-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By pbass

Please do not let a doctor give you Cipro unless...

Please do not let a doctor give you Cipro unless it's a life or death situation. It (and other flouroquinolones) have a Black Box warning from the FDA--they are dangerous drugs. You might be lucky-...
05-03-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By pbass

I had inguinal hernia repair about 10 years ago...

I had inguinal hernia repair about 10 years ago at age 50. This was before I got serious about cycling. I first noticed it after a day of bodyboarding in big surf, getting really pounded. Mine wasn't...
05-03-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By pbass

My setup is quite budget: I'm still riding the...

My setup is quite budget: I'm still riding the same Alex DH19 rims that came stock on my 2016 Cross Check (singlespeed now), current tires are good 'ole Nano 40s, have had 42 Knards on there as well....
03-27-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

That's interesting, because my assumption is that...

That's interesting, because my assumption is that the opposite would be more likely, that a used tire would easier to mount back on its same rim than a new one. That said, I was just reading on the...
03-27-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

Well, we have a happy ending. I took it to...

Well, we have a happy ending. I took it to another LBS and after a few tries w the compressor the mechanic theorized that maybe the tape had gotten compromised when I pulled the bead off, and also...
03-27-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

Interesting--thanks. Unfortunately my Blackburn...

Interesting--thanks. Unfortunately my Blackburn Tubeless pump has a head that only locks onto the valve if the valve core is in. I'm going to see if they make a different one I can swap out. But...
03-26-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

I'll give it a go!

I'll give it a go!
03-26-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

Man, I think maybe that's the case here. Maybe...

Man, I think maybe that's the case here. Maybe it's time upgrade. I did really make sure the valve was super snug. I even put a little sealant around the base of the valve and let it sit. I have not...
03-26-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

Yeah, I mean, that's the only reason I would...

Yeah, I mean, that's the only reason I would spring for new rims. It's not a ride quality issue for me. And as you say, sounds like an expensive experiment.

I'd be down to try other tires, but...
03-26-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

The mechs at the LBS tried that trick too,...

The mechs at the LBS tried that trick too, putting straps around it. Two mechanics were working on it, just like the last time----it took 2 guys over an hour to finally get it to seat.
03-26-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

Yep, tried a WTB Venture that was previously on...

Yep, tried a WTB Venture that was previously on this wheel. No luck.

This has always been an issue with these WTB rims and all three of the WTB tires I have used with them. LBS's have always had...
03-26-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

Yep, tried a tire that had previously been on...

Yep, tried a tire that had previously been on that wheel. Still no luck.
03-26-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

It does have the center channel -- see this pic....

It does have the center channel -- see this pic. I had put a tube in earlier and inflated it way up and the bead totally seated. But, I now take out the tube, put my tubeless valve back in nice and...
03-26-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By pbass

So my "Tubeless Ready" rims are actually...not?

I have a 2019 Kona Rove ST I bought new, and the bike spec said the rims were "WTB Asym i23 TCS". Well, getting tubeless tires (all WTB--Byways, Ventures, and now Senderos) to mount to these rims has...
03-08-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,107
Posted By pbass

Personally, my reasons for always keeping a...

Personally, my reasons for always keeping a singlespeed in my quiver are: I love the zen-like simplicity of riding one. I think they look super cool. A good steel singlespeed is bombproof. It's an...
02-25-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By pbass

I like both, and have both, but for my size and...

I like both, and have both, but for my size and frame size (small-ish) I like how 650b handles offroad. Navigating through techy stuff, switchbacks, etc--way better for me with the smaller wheel...
02-24-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,392
Posted By pbass

My ss Cross Check is running WTB Nano 40's, with...

My ss Cross Check is running WTB Nano 40's, with tubes. Great on singletrack and fine for my purposes on pavement with the center ridge they have.
02-17-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By pbass

My 650bx47 (tubeless) bike just feels more...

My 650bx47 (tubeless) bike just feels more maneuverable in the rough stuff than my 700cx40(tubed), and I think that in addition to the extra cush translates to feeling less worked overall.
02-08-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,937
Posted By pbass

Just bought a Sunrace 11-50 for my Rove ST. Been...

Just bought a Sunrace 11-50 for my Rove ST. Been using a Sunrace 11-46 the last 2 years, but man, it's steep here, and I'm old....
02-08-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By pbass

FWIW I have the Wolf Tooths on both my Cross...

FWIW I have the Wolf Tooths on both my Cross Check(currently ss but previously 1x11) and Rove 1x11 - no complaints: https://www.jensonusa.com/Wolf-Tooth-110-BCD-Cyclocross-Road-Chainrings
01-19-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By pbass

I'm pretty impressed with how good 'ol Nanos do -...

I'm pretty impressed with how good 'ol Nanos do - I have 700cx40 on one bike. Been able to have some fun in the mud a little bit lately (rare in SoCal) and they hook up very well IMO. Also better in...
01-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By pbass

I always wondered about these - have one bike I'm...

I always wondered about these - have one bike I'm always messing with - different bars, stems. But I ride lots of rough stuff and I don't think I could ever trust one of those.
01-17-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By pbass

Never thought much about a second wheelset before...

Never thought much about a second wheelset before but since putting knobby Senderos on(which work great for my regular routes where I live but are overkill at other times), I've been contemplating...
01-16-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By pbass

Yeah, I remember reading about it on the Radavist...

Yeah, I remember reading about it on the Radavist I think last year. Looks brutal. I just recovered from Covid so yesterday woulda been a no-go for me! Maybe by the Feb one . . .
01-15-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By pbass

Gravel event around Glendale today, 01/15?

I live over in Glendale not far from Cherry Canyon - today driving back from La Canada, I saw several riders on gravel bikes with numbers on their bikes, as if they were going to or coming from an...
01-15-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By pbass

Nicely done! My garage space unfortunately...

Nicely done! My garage space unfortunately wouldn't be conducive to a setup like that.
01-06-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By pbass

Interesting points. On both my bikes I have...

Interesting points. On both my bikes I have setback seatposts, and not much seatpost showing. The clamp would invariably be on the bend in the seatpost, unless I pull the seatpost out more. Or, I...
01-06-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By pbass

Yeah, I've been slowly acquiring tools but still...

Yeah, I've been slowly acquiring tools but still wrestling with the bike with only one of those little stands that holds it up by the seat/chain stays on one side--far from ideal!
01-06-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By pbass

Good to hear--thanks!

Good to hear--thanks!
01-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By pbass

Bike work stand advice

I have some Jenson $$ to spend and was looking at this stand: https://www.jensonusa.com/Feedback-Recreational-Bike-Repair-Stand-20

My question is: this will be for my garage and learning to wrench...
01-04-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By pbass

Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
01-04-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By pbass

SS Chain questions....

A bit of a mechanical noob, so a little unsure about this stuff--my ss is my bike to learn on: I just got a new chainring (https://www.jensonusa.com/Wolf-Tooth-110-BCD-Cyclocross-Road-Chainrings) for...
01-01-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By pbass

I found this to be true with my bikes--one has...

I found this to be true with my bikes--one has 650bx47 Senderos--very knobby for a "gravel" tire, tubeless, low psi. My bike with 700cx40 Nanos seems to do better!
12-25-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,340
Posted By pbass

I really enjoy the different workouts I get with...

I really enjoy the different workouts I get with my SS vs my geared gravel bikes. On my geared rig I mostly sit and spin, while the SS I view as a more "all body" workout---I have flat bars on it for...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By pbass

I have been dealing with this a bit lately. Mine...

I have been dealing with this a bit lately. Mine seemed to kick in after several weeks of my going for some really tough(for me at least) climbing, 4-5 times a week. It's actually fine while I'm...
12-24-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 195,199
Posted By pbass

Got out between the raindrops over in La...

Got out between the raindrops over in La Canada.....
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12-23-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By pbass

That's a super brutal gear for climbing like...

That's a super brutal gear for climbing like that. That's like, high 70s gear inches, no? That's approaching the high end of my gearing on my 1x11 rig.
Here in the LA mountains my ss gravel bike is...
12-21-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By pbass

Wow, I hadn't heard of that before! Well, as a...

Wow, I hadn't heard of that before! Well, as a fan of underbiking, I can appreciate this.
12-20-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By pbass

I was just at a cross race this weekend, and...

I was just at a cross race this weekend, and there was a Tracklocross category. I watched this one rider as he tackled the course. I've also been following what folks like Squid are doing. I'm with...
12-20-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By pbass

Curious about Tracklocross bikes....

I notice that in Tracklocross, it seems like the majority of riders use flat bars, while in ss 'Cross, you still see mostly drop bars (at least it seems to me). Just curious, is there a distinct...
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