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01-03-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By Caliper

There seem to be a lot of crappy mech discs out...

There seem to be a lot of crappy mech discs out there with bad cables (I've felt some at a LBS).
I'm running a set of BB7's with full length compressionless housing though; they stop the same as my...
01-02-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,465
Posted By Caliper

It's not just the cycling community, you are...

It's not just the cycling community, you are virtually repeating the definition of a gravel road in laymans terms. I'm sorry that the definition of these words does not match your preconception, but...
01-01-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,465
Posted By Caliper

Because "off road riding" would clearly be a...

Because "off road riding" would clearly be a better way to describe riding on a gravel road than "gravel riding". I guess all the drivers I see on gravel roads would be thrilled to know that their...
12-26-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,308
Posted By Caliper

Not sure what roads you have there in Berlin, but...

Not sure what roads you have there in Berlin, but in many parts of America we have lots of dirt roads. Not offroad, but also not paved, these are just regular residential roads in many areas once...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Caliper

I just call them roads? Around here these...

I just call them roads?

Around here these roads are usually the ones that you don't drive for a reason (as in: it'll take you twice as long to get there), but if there is a wreck and a major...
06-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Caliper

My wrists are the same - flat bars kill me. ...

My wrists are the same - flat bars kill me. Currently my two favorite bars are the Surly Molokko (as pictured by Kapusta, but without the extras) and the 23* Salsa Bend. I also run the bars with...
01-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,429
Posted By Caliper

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no...

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no they aren't really lying - technically. Just like a car tire, the max is the max for the tire and has nothing to do with the actual vehicle you are...
01-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Caliper

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would...

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would be pointing up and the sealant will drain away from it. This is exactly what I do to make sure that sealant DOESN'T spray out...


If I were to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,429
Posted By Caliper

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those...

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those goatheads, I bought tubes that came new with slime in them. Worked fine. This was the goopy green stuff that they sell for cars and yard equipment,...
12-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Caliper

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes...

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes that will fit, depending on how you want the fit to be. Racers typically go for a smaller frame for less weight and maybe quicker handling. Often...
11-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,614
Posted By Caliper

Where one sends ones money is something worth...

Where one sends ones money is something worth pondering.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,079
Posted By Caliper

I don't think that is true. Look at the...

I don't think that is true.

Look at the origin of a 700C wheel. C specified the tire width and 700 the rolling diameter. The 700C system used the same 622mm BSD rim that we use today. So, if...
11-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,811
Posted By Caliper

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite...

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite disc calipers. I have the them with Jagwire cable disc specific cables with full-length cable housing and they feel every bit as good as hydraulics...
11-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,770
Posted By Caliper

Hydraulic discs only self adjust for pad wear. ...

Hydraulic discs only self adjust for pad wear. I'm willing to bet most disc brake adjustment is not for pad wear exactly but due to rubbing. Any slight rubbing is more noticeable a road bike due to...
11-07-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,291
Posted By Caliper

You forget that wild predators also get the young...

You forget that wild predators also get the young because they are smaller and slower. They'll also get those young, strong prey animals if they make a mistake. But human wildlife management is...
11-03-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By Caliper

I have used a camelback/hydration pack on many...

I have used a camelback/hydration pack on many rides and liked it. The one I have is a small backpack really so there is space for wallet, tools, etc so I can get ride of the saddlebag.
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10-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,679
Posted By Caliper

Many gravel bike reviewers approach things from...

Many gravel bike reviewers approach things from the perspective of riding a gravel bike as a drop bar MTB and for that, 38mm is narrow. Are you planning to shred some (non-techy) singletrack, or...
10-29-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,948
Posted By Caliper

That's... a lot of spacers... I'd check with...

That's... a lot of spacers... I'd check with the fork manufacturer about how tall a spacer stack they recommend, even if it is a metal steerer tube. Honestly, you may benefit from the next size...
10-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,367
Posted By Caliper

I wouldn't call any of my bikes leaky, but I...

I wouldn't call any of my bikes leaky, but I check pressure before every ride and almost always need to add if I want to have the same pressure as the last ride. My tubeless tires (with zero...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,068
Posted By Caliper

Tried Speedplay pedals, ended up taking them off....

Tried Speedplay pedals, ended up taking them off. I was actually slower to clip in with the SP's. The engagement force was too high and after a few times where the cleat slipped off the side of the...
09-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,406
Posted By Caliper

Just think of all the walkers and joggers with...

Just think of all the walkers and joggers with THEIR hands off the bars also! I mean, it would only take them putting a foot down on a branch or rock for them to stagger into the oncoming lane... ...
09-16-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,960
Posted By Caliper

I'm going to disagree with several above and say...

I'm going to disagree with several above and say that you may need to readjust the derailleur. I have two wheelsets on my road bike - one Reynolds and another Mavic. I do need to adjust the limit...
08-19-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,986
Posted By Caliper

Unless I'm avoiding potholes, debris, or other...

Unless I'm avoiding potholes, debris, or other hazards... No.

Besides, on a windy road the fun is in the corner. Why would I cut the corner and make the road less fun? The point is to clip...
08-07-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By Caliper

Congrats on fixing your first flat! Did...

Congrats on fixing your first flat!

Did you check the rim strip to make sure a spoke nipple isn't poking through? That's the usual cause of a flat on the rim side of the tube.
08-06-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 23,602
Posted By Caliper

I'm no e-bike fan, but electronics and batteries...

I'm no e-bike fan, but electronics and batteries are getting less expensive every day. What I think will be self-limiting on e-bikes though is that once there is a motor, people will want a bigger...
07-01-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,072
Posted By Caliper

I for one like colors coming back. This stupid...

I for one like colors coming back. This stupid all-black thing has gotta end.
06-24-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,317
Posted By Caliper

I have a helmet. It fits my head. My head is no...

I have a helmet. It fits my head. My head is no different shape or size when I ride paved roads or gravel roads or trails.
06-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,556
Posted By Caliper

So these events are for people who don't actually...

So these events are for people who don't actually ride gravel?

MMM Gravel Grinder | The ultimate Gravel Road Race (http://www.michiganmountainmayhem.com/mmmgravelgrinder/)

Gravel Grinder |...
06-24-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,397
Posted By Caliper

Go easier on the rear brake! But...

Go easier on the rear brake!

But seriously, toilet paper? My underwear don't have stains, why would my chamois?
06-21-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,513
Posted By Caliper

If your lights are bright and thus hurt my eyes,...

If your lights are bright and thus hurt my eyes, I will NOT see you because I will be intentionally looking AWAY to preserve my vision. Thus increasing our chances of colliding. Yes, this is an...
06-06-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Caliper

A lot depends on what "gravel" means to you. ...

A lot depends on what "gravel" means to you.

If you are like the guys out west and it means a drop bar mountain bike ridden on techy terrain then you may want something with more standover...
08-06-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,284
Posted By Caliper

Who's riding a Wabi Thunder? Looking for a fixed gravel bike.

I love my fixed gear bike, it's a nice converted Raleigh frame with some cool shiny bits. Here's a shameless plug of its beauty:
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