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11-23-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By bonsai171

I had a similar journey getting into gravel. ...

I had a similar journey getting into gravel. Been riding mountain bikes the last 30 years, and my current one is a rigid 26 ". Pretty much road that bike everywhere, and eventually swapped it out...
11-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have to poke...

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have to poke around and see what I like.

Dave
11-19-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bonsai171

Face warmer

With the weather getting colder, I've been looking for something like this to keep my neck and face warm, but am not sure if this is warm enough:
...
11-15-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By bonsai171

I'm contemplating doing something similar. My...

I'm contemplating doing something similar. My rides are typically multi-surface, and can have a lot of rough singletrack.
it would be nice if I'm riding some extended rough stuff to drop a few psi...
11-14-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By bonsai171

Digital tire gauge

Would there be any advantage to using a digital gauge like this

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/product/351-SMARTGAUGE-D2

over the standard analog gauge on my floor pump? Theoretically it...
10-07-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By bonsai171

Cook pot recommendations

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm looking to buy a pot for cooking food on bikepacking trips. Been looking at the Stanley 2 cup cook set, which is a good size but kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks, I'll have to try that.

Thanks, I'll have to try that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By bonsai171

Well there is that. I have a gravel bike with...

Well there is that. I have a gravel bike with disc brakes I could use, but it's not as fast as my roadie. Was hoping maybe there's a brake pad better for rain use? Currently using 105 pads.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By bonsai171

Braking in the rain

Last night I did one of my regular loops that was around 35 miles. Got stuck in some huge downpours, and my 105 rim brakes were basically useless. Had to squeeze the brakes as hard as possible to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By bonsai171

The hotrods are awesome! I have 2 of the 90s on...

The hotrods are awesome! I have 2 of the 90s on my rear seat stays. Almost too bright lol. Cars always see me though, and battery life is very good.

Dave
07-10-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By bonsai171

I found the same spec as the torque for the...

I found the same spec as the torque for the TRP-Spyre calipers on my Warbird. Usually I like to look at what is recommended for the frame set and find a torque that meets both conditions. Haven't...
07-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By bonsai171

Tightening disc brake caliper on carbon frame

I had an alignment issue on my rear disc brake caliper for my Carbon Warbird, and had to loosen it, align it, and have it lightly tightened. What should the torque be to properly tighten it?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds simple enough, thanks!

Sounds simple enough, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By bonsai171

Presta valve length

This is probably a simple question, but I'm not sure how to figure it out. My rims are Vuelta Corsa Lites, and 27 mm depth. The tubes i'm looking at have 42mm, 60mm, and 80mm presta valves. Will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By bonsai171

I can't find latex tubes at any of my local shops...

I can't find latex tubes at any of my local shops either. Been running the Performance bike light tubes for a couple years now, and that definitely cut some weight off, but no difference in ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By bonsai171

At moment I'm running a Vittoria Rubino Speed...

At moment I'm running a Vittoria Rubino Speed tire in the front, and a Continental Gatorskin in the back. The Vittoria is probably good enough to feel the latex tube, how about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​Vittoria? Dave

​​​​​​Vittoria?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds interesting. I pump tires before every...

Sounds interesting. I pump tires before every ride anyways, so maybe I'll try it.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By bonsai171

Latex tubes

Does anyone have experience running latex tubes? I'm currently running standard butyl tubes and have been thinking about trying latex. Does it make a noticable difference in ride quality or speed?...
05-22-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,321
Posted By bonsai171

That bike is pretty sweet! I would suggest...

That bike is pretty sweet! I would suggest putting some bottle cages on it for your next metric 😎.

Did my first century 110mi last year on a fixed gear. Legs were like jello at the end, almost...
05-06-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

I take it the standard version would work?

I take it the standard version would work?
05-04-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

Unfortunately saving the leftover chain isn't an...

Unfortunately saving the leftover chain isn't an option, I installed the chain quite a few years ago and threw out the extra. The kmc half links say they work with kmc chains. Surprised Sram doesn't...
05-03-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

Help with 1/8 chain

The chain on my fixed gear is a little bit on the short side. Currently running 46x16, and I'd like to flip the rear to run the 17t on the other side. Is there a half link I can add to my Sram 1x...
04-19-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By bonsai171

I don't know what happened to the bike. It is a...

I don't know what happened to the bike. It is a Scattante road bike, was never crashed and has always been meticulously cared for. Was working on it tonight and both the hanger and derailleur were...
04-19-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By bonsai171

Rear derailleur out of alignment

The rear derailleur on my road bike is out of alignment. When I shift to the smallest (highest) gear, it is visibly out of alignment and has difficulty shifting up. Is the Park Tool Dag-2.2 worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By bonsai171

Pepper spray has always worked for me, but there...

Pepper spray has always worked for me, but there is a risk of getting it on yourself and your skin burning a bit and it is a little harder to aim on windy days. How many bursts do you get out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By bonsai171

That's for sure. I had to spray 2 dogs on my...

That's for sure. I had to spray 2 dogs on my last gravel ride. It's crazy here in Georgia sometimes

Dave
04-15-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,347
Posted By bonsai171

That stem looks like nice quality, what stem is...

That stem looks like nice quality, what stem is it?

Dave
04-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

Good idea, how low can I go with a 42mm without...

Good idea, how low can I go with a 42mm without affecting speed? I weigh about 170, and the Warbird I ride is 22 lbs ish.

Dave
04-08-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,347
Posted By bonsai171

I've heard of people getting 6-7k miles on the...

I've heard of people getting 6-7k miles on the Pros. This is a serious tire, never had one last that long.
04-07-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,347
Posted By bonsai171

Please let me know your impressions after riding...

Please let me know your impressions after riding a bit, I just got a Pathfinder Pro on my rear wheel and it has been really nice for my local gravel so far. From what I hear these tires can last...
04-03-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,321
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​ NIce bike, is that NYC in the picture? ...

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NIce bike, is that NYC in the picture?

Dave
04-02-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

This morning I took the gravel bike out for a...

This morning I took the gravel bike out for a real test of the Pathfinder Pro (got the brake rub issue addressed already). The ride was 37 miles, and a mix of pavement, leaves, dirt, fine gravel,...
03-30-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

I rode the bike again today about 8 miles. It...

I rode the bike again today about 8 miles. It felt better than yesterday, but I realized there is some drag in the rear tire, probably from the caliper. Going to fix that, it will probably change...
03-29-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​My first impression of the Pathfinder is...

​​​​​​My first impression of the Pathfinder is that it reminds me of WTB tires on a MTB. They seem like they will be strong, puncture resistant tires. I ride a lot of singletrack and rough gravel on...
03-29-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

What is better about it? Dave

What is better about it?

Dave
03-29-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

So I took the tire and rim to the LBS. The...

So I took the tire and rim to the LBS. The mechanic blaster the tire with a massive automotive dual stage compressor. The tire wouldn't seat with several attempts. His verdict was that the...
03-28-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

I tried that video a little while ago. Got the...

I tried that video a little while ago. Got the tire to visibly move with the floor pump, but it didn't fully seat. Maybe it will work better with a compressor. I'm tempted to take it over to the...
03-28-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

I tried using a compressor today, but no luck...

I tried using a compressor today, but no luck setting the bead. The valve core was out of the wheel, the pressure output was set to 110 psi, and I used both a blow-gun and schrader valve filler, but...
03-27-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

Got the old tire off no problem, and the rims...

Got the old tire off no problem, and the rims cleaned up really easily. Just used paper towel. Got the new tire on, but can't seat it with the floor pump unfortunately. Guess i'll have to drive...
03-26-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

I actually saw this video earlier. Not planning...

I actually saw this video earlier. Not planning to clean the tire since it is worn out, but I'm curious if simple soap and water would work with Orange Seal Endurance. We aren't living at home...
03-26-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By bonsai171

tubeless tire swap

I need to change a tire on my gravel bike, and need a suggestion on how to clean up the rim after removing the tire and sealant. The sealant I have is Orange seal endurance, would warm water and...
03-13-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By bonsai171

I saw the same thing in the video. Bought some...

I saw the same thing in the video. Bought some Shimano B01S pads yesterday, and took my time cleaning, adjusting, and putting everything back together. The Shimano pads seem a lot nicer than the...
03-11-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By bonsai171

I ride a lot of gravel and some singletrack with...

I ride a lot of gravel and some singletrack with this bike. Lately it has seen a fair amount of mud and water, so that probably doesn't help.

Do I need to take the rotors off the wheel to clean...
03-11-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By bonsai171

Took my front brake pads out today, and they were...

Took my front brake pads out today, and they were super dirty. The inside of the caliper is very dirty too, so I'm planning to clean both. I read somewhere the pads should measure 3mm thick...
03-10-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds like I might need to replace the pads, got...

Sounds like I might need to replace the pads, got almost 1,800 miles on this bike. Will probably clean and measure first, but it sounds like it's time.

Dave
03-10-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By bonsai171

Disc brake pads

I'm running TRP Spyre calipers on my Warbird, and had some questions about disc brake maintenance. Do the pads need to be sanded down like rim brake pads? I got some brake fade today and have never...
02-22-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By bonsai171

The pressure I run depends on the Singletrack. I...

The pressure I run depends on the Singletrack. I rode some singletrack with just a little bit of roots , and got away with 35 psi. The tires probably could have been run lower as I didn't bottom out...
02-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 366,860
Posted By bonsai171

That lugged steel is really nice. Dave

That lugged steel is really nice.

Dave
02-17-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By bonsai171

The 40mm tires aren't bad, but sometimes I go...

The 40mm tires aren't bad, but sometimes I go thru some rough rock gardens, so it would be nice to have some larger tires. I was thinking about getting a hardtail MTB, but then realized the Warbird...
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