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09-29-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By gus6464

Just know that if you go with the lynskey when...

Just know that if you go with the lynskey when you receive the frame you need to inspect it with a fine tooth comb. They make nice stuff but their QC is atrocious.
09-24-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By gus6464

All you need is a caliper that uses BH90 hoses,...

All you need is a caliper that uses BH90 hoses, that's the only requirement. Basically anything MTB except for the older Deore and Metreon won't work as those are BH60. As for road you can use any...
08-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By gus6464

That is fire. That anodizing looks so good.

That is fire. That anodizing looks so good.
08-28-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By gus6464

Yeah the schwalbe all-rounds are actually pretty...

Yeah the schwalbe all-rounds are actually pretty good for a lot of stuff but since I have the 650b set was looking for something that is much different for the grinduro style events if they ever come...
08-26-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By gus6464

Any new hotness 650b tires?

I finally got my 12mm adapters for my dt swiss wheels so I can setup the 650b off-road set my Kona Libre. What's the new hotness out there for knobby 650x47 or whatever tire? I have 700x38 Allrounds...
08-23-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By gus6464

For links go to your lbs and ask them if they...

For links go to your lbs and ask them if they have any extras from builds or chain replacements. For example on mine I just need 3 more links so it's silly to buy a second chain just for that.
08-22-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By gus6464

Yep no issues. Had to get extra couple of links...

Yep no issues. Had to get extra couple of links though.

https://i.imgur.com/ncRxwgt.jpg
08-18-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,059
Posted By gus6464

They do but the factory is owned by Look....

They do but the factory is owned by Look. Basically all looks are made in Tunisia.
08-09-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,059
Posted By gus6464

Konas are all made in Taiwan. Their QC is also...

Konas are all made in Taiwan. Their QC is also better than most as well. I do love my Libre.
08-02-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By gus6464

Blue book is an absolute sham. It's basically a...

Blue book is an absolute sham. It's basically a front for a used bike reseller. Go by pinkbike classifieds for more real world pricing. You can also use pros closet. Look at what they are selling the...
07-31-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

The other side of the coin to that too is that...

The other side of the coin to that too is that when you break an mtb frame the manufacturer actually wants to know how you broke the thing in the first place to see if things can be improved. This...
07-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

It's funny you tell that story because of the...

It's funny you tell that story because of the history between Cervelo and Open (same founders).

And yeah mtb brands all know what real customer service is. It's the reason why my last 3 gravel...
07-30-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

Try to open a warranty claim with any bike brand...

Try to open a warranty claim with any bike brand for an out of spec bb and see what happens.
07-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

Also rides of japan on youtube was having an...

Also rides of japan on youtube was having an issue on his up where his bearings were not lasting at all so he switched to a Token thread together BB and NTN bearings to alleviate the issue. This is...
07-28-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,523
Posted By gus6464

That is one clean looking bike. Not a fan of the...

That is one clean looking bike. Not a fan of the big S but that's hot. Shimano really downplays the capabilities of GRX as a whole which is weird to me. I am running mechanical 800 with the 42t crank...
07-27-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By gus6464

I find this kinda funny. When I ride my mountain...

I find this kinda funny. When I ride my mountain bike I get home and the thing is either covered in mud in the winter or in brown powder in the summer and I I've never thought hmm my water bottle...
07-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By gus6464

Merlin now has a perfect bikepacking wheelset on the super cheap

https://www.merlincycles.com/merlin-gda-1-clincher-gravel-wheelset-700c-197275.html

Not light but these will be absolutely bombproof with Shimano hubs and 32 spokes. Should be awesome for load...
07-27-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,884
Posted By gus6464

You will never see a carbon crank from Shimano....

You will never see a carbon crank from Shimano. You are more likely to see a full titanium one. Shimano is about build quality and reliability vs bling.
07-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By gus6464

A longer/lower/slacker bike does not mean slow....

A longer/lower/slacker bike does not mean slow. In fact it's the opposite as it offers more control and stability when stuff gets gnarly. A pure racing gravel bike should be in the middle ground like...
07-16-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By gus6464

Kona Rove ST is the obvious choice at $550 for...

Kona Rove ST is the obvious choice at $550 for the frameset.

Also note that the 2021 Rove ST headset is now tapered vs straight so you can now use whatever fork you want that's out there if you...
07-16-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By gus6464

Yeah what's funny is that CX bikes are basically...

Yeah what's funny is that CX bikes are basically just becoming the goto bikes for pure gravel racing and the gravel bike is like the leisure whatever bike.
07-16-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By gus6464

2021 Giant TCX Advanced more gravel than their gravel?

It gets 30.9mm dropper compatible seatpost size and 700x45mm clearance. This makes the thing more gravel than the Revolt which is their gravel so what gives? When I looked at the Revolt it only took...
07-15-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By gus6464

I forget when they went Ai offset but if that one...

I forget when they went Ai offset but if that one is then it can take up to 40mm because of it.
07-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

You clearly have not seen the video where Hambini...

You clearly have not seen the video where Hambini talks about the tolerances of certain brands in relation to bottom brackets including Cannondale and Cervelo which surprise the open guys were a part...
07-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By gus6464

You should make sure the slate fits before you do...

You should make sure the slate fits before you do decide because it has very weird sizing.
07-13-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By gus6464

I forget but it's basically 25% cheaper.

I forget but it's basically 25% cheaper.
07-13-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

That frame should have never left the factory...

That frame should have never left the factory period. If any type of QC was done even with a dirt cheap caliper the inspector could have seen that the BB is completely out of spec and alignment. We...
07-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

What does that have to do with anything? Do you...

What does that have to do with anything? Do you check your BB for the right tolerance when you install it? Do reviewers do? That BB is garbage. Regular Joe will be blowing through bearings but...
07-09-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

He's not a gravel guy so that makes sense....

He's not a gravel guy so that makes sense. Although I definitely did not know that you need to be very careful when laying up dropped stays but it makes sense. For example my Kona XC bike has a...
07-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By gus6464

Did they check the rd hanger for alignment? ...

Did they check the rd hanger for alignment?

What's the bike? Is it a Trek with BB90?
07-09-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

He is but he really knows what he's talking...

He is but he really knows what he's talking about. For example in the video he explains what voids are and why they are bad and uses a real world example of the issues it can have on an aircraft for...
07-09-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By gus6464

Hambini vs Open UP frame

Quite hilarious actually

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCgpVv07gUk

One side of the BB is too small and the other is too large plus other goodies. There was basically no QC done to the thing.
07-09-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By gus6464

Is the bike new? Have you adjusted the rear...

Is the bike new? Have you adjusted the rear derailleur to compensate for cable pull? Whenever you change shift cables or get a new bike the rd will need adjusting after about a 100 miles because the...
07-09-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By gus6464

Yeah the frames are actually the same just one...

Yeah the frames are actually the same just one comes with the leaf spring fork. I actually liked the frame and was comfy. I would have bought one back then if the price was what it is now.
07-08-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By gus6464

Lauf has gone direct

And dropped prices by a ton across the board. For example the True Grit with Rival 1 is 2800 which is a fantastic value for what you get. If you don't want the lauf fork the anywhere version is 2200....
07-06-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By gus6464

You could always use a hydration fanny pack like...

You could always use a hydration fanny pack like the Osprey Seral.
07-06-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By gus6464

Pros: 4mm Cons: 4mm

Pros:
4mm

Cons:
4mm
06-16-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By gus6464

I will never buy an off the shelf bike again...

I will never buy an off the shelf bike again unless its 75% off. Most of the time I end up changing so much crap that it adds up.

For example my new Kona Libre DL build cost me $2400. Everything...
06-15-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By gus6464

Yeah and it doesn't seem like it's a hydro thing...

Yeah and it doesn't seem like it's a hydro thing because the red 10sp shifters for the hydro rim calipers was exactly the same. Also, I once emailed SRAM about it and they said that the master...
06-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,474
Posted By gus6464

Does the revolt still use that weird shaped...

Does the revolt still use that weird shaped seatpost which keeps you from using any other type of seatpost?
06-10-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By gus6464

1x11 on a budget with hydro upgrade. Shimano...

1x11 on a budget with hydro upgrade.

Shimano RS505 shifters with flat mount calipers - $170
Shimano GRX812 rear derailleur - $110
Shimano GRX-RX600 crank - $140
Shimano Deore XT 11-42 cassette...
06-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By gus6464

The headlands is brand new though so that's...

The headlands is brand new though so that's probably why it's not that common. Also the popular brands around here are from the big three (S, Trek, Giant) which is what most people buy. I personally...
06-06-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,879
Posted By gus6464

Based on the tbs I had there is gobs of room for...

Based on the tbs I had there is gobs of room for mud in the front of the yolk but not the side.

My Kona Hei Hei XC bike is very similar in that regard. Chainstay room on the side of the tire is...
06-05-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By gus6464

Sure. 1. Sizing was hot garbage in the...

Sure.

1. Sizing was hot garbage in the larger sizes because they had to accommodate 2 sizes with 1 size oliver
2. Dual crown and headshock 1.5" throughout headtube and the 1.5" stems were a pain...
06-04-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By gus6464

Those are for sure grx shifters which is good...

Those are for sure grx shifters which is good thing. It's basically a mishmash of stuff. There's not much difference between the RX Rd and grx one if it at all.

Grx 800 is Ultegra level and 600...
05-27-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By gus6464

New Topstone Lefty Ocho

This was lost in another thread and it really needs it's own. New Topstone with single crown Oliver version of their Ocho.

https://youtu.be/mcoRzApJAcA

They basically fixed all the issues I had...
05-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By gus6464

The new topstone lefty pretty much fixes all the...

The new topstone lefty pretty much fixes all the annoyances I had with my Slate.

1. Sizing was hot garbage in the larger sizes because they had to accommodate 2 sizes with 1 size oliver
2. Dual...
05-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By gus6464

A clutch is good no matter what you got in the...

A clutch is good no matter what you got in the front. It keeps the chain from going all over the place like a wet noodle on non-smooth roads. 1x setups have two things keeping you from dropping the...
05-27-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,667
Posted By gus6464

Exactly. What will happen and did is that import...

Exactly. What will happen and did is that import amounts were reduced while prices still going up. Plus the pandemic has actually helped the manufacturers because all that stock they would normally...
05-26-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By gus6464

Clutch vs no clutch, that is the question.

Clutch vs no clutch, that is the question.
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