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10-09-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By veloz

Don’t have that Stanley but have their similar...

Don’t have that Stanley but have their similar French press. It’s a bit heavy but it covers both French press and cooking water - so it might save weight in total. Also have a Toaks 550 which fits a...
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,238
Posted By veloz

During summer, the Missus & I average about 25lbs...

During summer, the Missus & I average about 25lbs each, not including water. We usually maintain 2+ days of food and powerbank charge. Itís rare we donít come across a store or gas station during a...
09-06-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,368
Posted By veloz

The Giant Revolt Advanced is not low end carbon....

The Giant Revolt Advanced is not low end carbon. I've been riding one for just over a year and it's been joy & smiles to ride. Super fun on gravel & off-road whether you're bike packing or racing....
09-04-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By veloz

The aluminum rim retains the memory of the bend....

The aluminum rim retains the memory of the bend. Itís usually better to gently bend the rim back (doesnít have to be perfect), then use spoke tension to true. Straightening a serious bend with spoke...
09-04-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By veloz

Kinesiotape is another good option. Itís a little...

Kinesiotape is another good option. Itís a little more minimal than a sleeve or brace. Look for usage guides on YouTube. The basic cotton K-tape is fine. In the meantime, get the inflammation down...
08-31-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By veloz

I use SKS Raceblade Pro XLís. Although rated to...

I use SKS Raceblade Pro XLís. Although rated to 32mm tires, they still work well on my 38ís. Once set up, they go on in a minute and stay secure on gravel roads. While not full fenders, they do a...
08-23-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,247
Posted By veloz

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt or Roam are easy and intuitive....

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt or Roam are easy and intuitive. Garmin are great but I certainly wouldnít use the terms easy or intuitive with their interface. I own both and prefer the Wahoo for bikes. That said,...
08-21-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By veloz

Iíve run both slicks & SS. The SS edges give more...

Iíve run both slicks & SS. The SS edges give more confidence on off-camber trails, sketchy spots, wet turns, etc.. Havenít tried the plus version but found the standard SS was plenty durable. I felt...
08-09-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,792
Posted By veloz

My experience with CX bikes (Giant TCX) is they...

My experience with CX bikes (Giant TCX) is they steer quick, are not as comfortable and are geared low. In contrast, I have a Giant Revolt Advanced that feels far more stable and rides with...
08-05-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By veloz

Get the Shimano bleed cup. Some vinyl tubing. A...

Get the Shimano bleed cup. Some vinyl tubing. A 20ml syringe from your local pharmacy (usually free for the asking). All you need. Get 2 syringes and use one for removing tire sealant.
08-05-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By veloz

I use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with the head cut off...

I use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with the head cut off at a sharp angle.
08-03-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By veloz

Garmin’s new Edge Explore 2 looks really hard to...

Garmin’s new Edge Explore 2 looks really hard to beat. That said, I’ve happily used a Wahoo Element Bolt for maybe 5 years. It works dependably with Ride with GPS but is no match for the Edge...
07-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,341
Posted By veloz

Iíve built 2 from good hybrid framesets and was...

Iíve built 2 from good hybrid framesets and was able to fit 35 & 37mm tires. Both had V-brakes so I needed long pull levers - I used Tektro (affordable). I had several old CX drop bars but had to buy...
07-12-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By veloz

One tall bottle per hour if you're pushing it. I...

One tall bottle per hour if you're pushing it. I usually carry two bottles and stop for refills. A 60 mile race means I carry a third in my jersey pocket. Nuun or Hammer tabs for anything over an...
07-06-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 934
Posted By veloz

The Missus and I rode the Mick last summer, end...

The Missus and I rode the Mick last summer, end to end & back. Awesome for a rail trail and it had some long grades. The climb out of Deadwood was work but we coasted many miles downhill going back...
07-04-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,791
Posted By veloz

If it bothers you, unwind that tape and reuse it....

If it bothers you, unwind that tape and reuse it. No biggie. It might not stretch as much in the second wrapping but it's important to pull it tight. Tape wound from the top down probably won't last...
07-03-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By veloz

Getting the bead up onto the shoulder makes it...

Getting the bead up onto the shoulder makes it easy. Try it this way.

https://youtu.be/4rkbkjNvPdk
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By veloz

If using tubes, Pasela PT is a great choice for...

If using tubes, Pasela PT is a great choice for touring and gravel. If tubeless, Iím quite happy with the Gravelking SS 38ís and buying my third set. They donít last the miles of Paselas but Iíve...
06-17-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By veloz

I have an older Blackburn 2-Stage. When the high...

I have an older Blackburn 2-Stage. When the high volume setting gets hard to pump, Iím around 35-40psi which is where I run 38s. Iíve toured with that pump for years, 7ĒL, fits in a wedge seat pack...
06-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,801
Posted By veloz

Dorel Sports owns GT, Cannondale, Schwinn,...

Dorel Sports owns GT, Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose and Pacific Cycle. The last 3 are popular brands in department stores and Walmart. Giant does not sell bicycles to Walmart.
This is the video I...
06-15-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,801
Posted By veloz

Giant weaves their own CF from threads and...

Giant weaves their own CF from threads and formulates their own resin. They make frames for many other companies at many price points. Their own design team does outstanding, innovative work. Their...
06-14-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By veloz

I have the SKís and the SS - both 38ís. Have had...

I have the SKís and the SS - both 38ís. Have had no trouble installing on A23ís or Giant P-X2ís although Iím running TL. I donít use levers - most tires go on fine if you keep the beads in the...
05-17-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By veloz

I've had a B&W Elemnt Bolt for ~5 years. Wife has...

I've had a B&W Elemnt Bolt for ~5 years. Wife has one too and she uses a wheel sensor - I just use GPS. Great for tours (unfamiliar city navigation), plays nice with Strava, RWGPS & iPhone. Good...
05-15-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By veloz

In 1973 I received an identical, brand new...

In 1973 I received an identical, brand new Motobecane Mirage for my birthday. Simplex derailleurs, stem shifters, chrome steel rims. Gold painted logos on down tube with ďMade in FranceĒ below.
05-01-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,883
Posted By veloz

Shimano 105 & Ult, 10&11 speed sometimes fray at...

Shimano 105 & Ult, 10&11 speed sometimes fray at the bend inside the brifter. Mainly the rear but thatís probably because itís used the most. Takes 10 minutes to swap a cable if itís not frayed. Can...
02-23-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By veloz

I swap tubeless tires several times a year. With...

I swap tubeless tires several times a year. With a small compressor itís no problem and fairly quick. With a hand pump, it takes some effort and occasionally some luck. Iíd recommend a compressor for...
12-16-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By veloz

See your fitter. Carefully measure seat setback...

See your fitter. Carefully measure seat setback between the bikes. I might guess your Beargrease saddle might be set more aft. When that's set on your other bike, then adjust your stem reach. If one...
12-06-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,474
Posted By veloz

Own a small Kryptonite U-lock and a Kryp...

Own a small Kryptonite U-lock and a Kryp integrated chain. The U is lighter and easier to carry but the chain can lock 2 bikes in a pinch. I use the U most because it fits in a pocket. I try to lock...
11-28-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,009
Posted By veloz

Iíve been riding a Giant Revolt Advanced for 6...

Iíve been riding a Giant Revolt Advanced for 6 months. Iíve off-road toured and also raced it on 38mm Gravelking SS. Over 2k miles on my first set and I will buy them again. Fast enough for group...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By veloz

Most on eBay or Amazon works fine. If you know...

Most on eBay or Amazon works fine. If you know anyone who cuts or prints on vinyl, they throw away scraps bigger than you need. 3M makes a bunch of shiny & matte finish - mine says Controltac on...
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,614
Posted By veloz

For bikepacking and going light, merino wins for...

For bikepacking and going light, merino wins for me. Same for backpacking. Iíve worn a merino T for 8 days straight and no funk. Paired with merino arm warmers, itís a great combo or perfect base...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,970
Posted By veloz

I generally opt for the car if itís raining. Itís...

I generally opt for the car if itís raining. Itís not because of the water but because of visibility to motorists and darkness. I was hit once - in the rain. The driver, while terribly sorry, said...
11-16-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By veloz

Iíd be confident using 3 cross using OCR A23ís....

Iíd be confident using 3 cross using OCR A23ís. Should be near bulletproof and a great build.
11-15-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By veloz

Iíve owned a couple mid-late 1980ís Schwinns and...

Iíve owned a couple mid-late 1980ís Schwinns and this looks very similar. You can search Schwinn catalog archives for date & info. Both of mine were built in Greenville, MS. Nice bikes.
11-15-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,058
Posted By veloz

I’ve used the Park and have a similar version at...

I’ve used the Park and have a similar version at home that cost a fraction of it’s price. The Park might be calibrated better and likely comes with with better info. I’m not sure who designed these...
11-15-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,417
Posted By veloz

Fibergrip paste & torque wrench. Visit your...

Fibergrip paste & torque wrench. Visit your dealer if still an issue. Theyíll likely be happy to take care of it.
11-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,536
Posted By veloz

Iíve used T-9 for 15+ years, many bikes. Never...

Iíve used T-9 for 15+ years, many bikes. Never had an issue and drivetrains stay clean. Apply, wait 20 min or so and wipe completely dry. Excellent product for mtb or road bikes.
11-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By veloz

I have a Schwinn High Sierra that I bought new in...

I have a Schwinn High Sierra that I bought new in Ď87. Rode it through several national parks and backroad tours. Canít bring myself to sell it.
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,350
Posted By veloz

Pogies +1. Add hand warmer packs and ride in...

Pogies +1. Add hand warmer packs and ride in normal cycling gloves for insulation. Thatís my usual mtb setup. For drop bars I use lobster mitt combos. Planet Bikes Borealis has been my fave for...
11-12-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By veloz

Iíve been on a Revolt Advanced (carbon) since...

Iíve been on a Revolt Advanced (carbon) since July. Itís been super for gravel races, for bikepacking/tours and for all surfaces. Likely selling my road bike (Defy carbon) as Iím riding the Revolt...
11-10-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By veloz

Simplex and Huret derailleurs worked fine for me...

Simplex and Huret derailleurs worked fine for me in those days. Nice bike to own and ride.
11-10-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,828
Posted By veloz

Saved my money and bought one of these new in...

Saved my money and bought one of these new in 1975. Gorgeous red color and rode like a dream. I removed the brake safety levers and installed short pins. Rode the Apple Cider Century on it - my first...
11-09-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By veloz

Boiled linseed is fine. Common 3-in-one is fine....

Boiled linseed is fine. Common 3-in-one is fine. Many of us built wheels long before tensionometers existed. Compare to another 20Ē wheel if in question. Pitch is good for comparison.
11-03-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By veloz

The PDX is my fave for CX races and mud. When...

The PDX is my fave for CX races and mud. When it's not a complete mud fest, a PDX on the front and MXP on the back is great. You want the best steering and braking on the front. For gravel I'd...
10-31-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,256
Posted By veloz

1. Let the tires take shape with a tube...

1. Let the tires take shape with a tube beforehand. Warm tires are easier. 2. Always(!) remove the valve core. 3. Use soapy water - you donít need a lot. 4. Lever the bead up onto the shoulder at...
10-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By veloz

Shimano for hydro +1. Even their most inexpensive...

Shimano for hydro +1. Even their most inexpensive sets work dependably. I’ve replaced a bunch of Avids, a couple Tektro and one one Hayes set. Take that as a quality rating. If you ride a lot, don’t...
10-29-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,512
Posted By veloz

Started as a '88 Schwinn Traveler - True-Temper,...

Started as a '88 Schwinn Traveler - True-Temper, Greenville, MS. There was a contest about 15 years ago on Fixed Gear Gallery for a $100 (max) Path Racer build. I finished a week too late to enter....
10-25-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By veloz

Access plate from inside, you can just rotate it...

Access plate from inside, you can just rotate it 180 degrees and replace. 4 holes and you only need 2. Blue sock liner is not glued in - canít recall if the footbed beneath is or not but I know Iíve...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,145
Posted By veloz

Ride with GPS for final route - helps me navigate...

Ride with GPS for final route - helps me navigate through unfamiliar cities. I often refer to googlemaps for planning - especially street view if available. www.gravelmap.com is another resource I...
10-20-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,643
Posted By veloz

Got this one in 1973, with my Motobecane Mirage....

Got this one in 1973, with my Motobecane Mirage. It's stamped England on the reverse side and I somehow recall it cost $3 although I've forgotten the price of the bike....
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