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10-13-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,242
Posted By billyymc

I use them to seat tubeless tires, and on group...

I use them to seat tubeless tires, and on group rides when others have flats and don't have what they need. Probably began using them 5 years ago. I had two PDW Shiny Object inflators - one just...
10-13-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,242
Posted By billyymc

Nope, not my technique. Each one has worked for...

Nope, not my technique. Each one has worked for me when I first get it. After they sit in the bag for a year or two it seems like the seals get gummy and then don't seal when I screw the CO2...
10-13-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,242
Posted By billyymc

CO2 Inflators - not lasting - what am I doing wrong?

First - yes I use a pump when I can. But sometimes I prefer to use CO2, and I take the cartridges home and put them in recycling. There.

Second - every single brand of inflator I've tried - PDW...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,387
Posted By billyymc

Instead of that, just remove the tire, clean...

Instead of that, just remove the tire, clean inside area where the puncture is, and apply a normal bike tube patch. Put sealant back in and ride. I've done it, it works fine.
10-10-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

I tapped on the frame but really couldn't tell...

I tapped on the frame but really couldn't tell anything.

I did speak directly with the warranty manager at Ibis who, upon seeing the picture I sent him, advised me to not ride the bike and...
10-10-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

On several occasions.

On several occasions.
10-09-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

The black marks were from months ago - not sure...

The black marks were from months ago - not sure what caused them but they don't want to come off easily. Won't come off with just soap and water.

Say what you will, I haven't beat on the bike....
10-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

Thanks. Still going to wrap the chainstays w...

Thanks. Still going to wrap the chainstays w something since I'm a bit paranoid now. I know that won't do much, but if this WAS a rock that kicked up maybe it would protect against something like...
10-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

I did feel a disturbance in the force ;) I...

I did feel a disturbance in the force ;)

I don't think it was damaged when I received it at all. In fact I bought it from Jenson USA and they did a great job of prepping the bike.
10-05-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

I fully understand that skepticism. I know the...

I fully understand that skepticism. I know the terrain I rode those two days, and I really searched my memory for some instance of when I might have hit something - and I coudn't recall a hit like...
10-05-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

I checked into that a bit and it seemed like cost...

I checked into that a bit and it seemed like cost wise it wouldn't be much less, and would take longer (and require me to ship the swingarm since no local places to that). Talked w my local shop (not...
10-05-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

If it was a hard hit I'm surprised because it...

If it was a hard hit I'm surprised because it wasn't something I even noticed as i was riding. In fact it was a much smaller area of exposed carbon when I initially saw the crack...it was mostly a...
10-05-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

Would if I could - the bike is at a shop several...

Would if I could - the bike is at a shop several hours away awaiting the arrival of the swingarm.
10-05-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

Ok, sounds like I just have to expect that...

Ok, sounds like I just have to expect that breaking a carbon frame will happen.

One thing to note for those saying that crack looks like a big hit - keep in mind that area is about 3/4 of an inch...
10-05-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By billyymc

Ibis Ripmo - cracked frame. Are all carbon bikes this fragile?

So I splurged and bought an Ibis Ripmo V2 - placed the order last September (2020) with Jenson and received the bike in February of this year. Have been riding it a lot and really liking it - it was...
08-03-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,939
Posted By billyymc

Central NY state. I think it was just wrong place...

Central NY state. I think it was just wrong place at the wrong time - two deer running out of the thick roadside cover, two dummies riding bikes up a remote dirt road at 6:30 am.
08-02-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,939
Posted By billyymc

I've never HIT a deer (come close several times)...

I've never HIT a deer (come close several times) but my buddy and I had two deer charge out of the woods and hit us simultaneously as we rode up a dirt road early one morning. One hit my rear wheel...
08-02-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,661
Posted By billyymc

New York State permits right hand extended to the...

New York State permits right hand extended to the right as a legal alternative for bicycles (to signal a right turn).
06-08-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By billyymc

Good advice. I will have her contact Cust Support...

Good advice. I will have her contact Cust Support and the dealer again. The only thing I will do will be put some additional assembly paste on the post to try and keep it from slipping until she can...
06-07-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By billyymc

Meant to ask in my post above - any thought on...

Meant to ask in my post above - any thought on warm vs cold surf wax for this use?
06-07-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By billyymc

Thanks all. I'll try a combo of paddle/surf wax...

Thanks all. I'll try a combo of paddle/surf wax and maybe a small shim made of metallic tape or as suggested a strip of an aluminum can.

I asked my friend to call the dealer again so she has the...
06-05-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By billyymc

Giant Roam D-shaped seat post slipping

First of all - Giant, why? Why make a D-shaped seat tube and seat post? Are they going to make a D-shaped wheel next?

Ok - so a friend of mine has a Giant Roam she bought from a LBS near me but...
04-28-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By billyymc

A $1 CO2 cartridge will seat most tires. If I...

A $1 CO2 cartridge will seat most tires. If I can't get a tire to seat with a pump I'll just use the CO2 inflator and pop - it's on.
04-19-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,020
Posted By billyymc

We have three LBS in my area, and at this point I...

We have three LBS in my area, and at this point I only consider one worth going to.

Shop 1 is a Trek dealer, run by two guys with decades of experience and ****** attitudes. It's the closest shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,163
Posted By billyymc

Haven't found a speed I feel uncomfortable at...

Haven't found a speed I feel uncomfortable at yet. I think 52 is my max. Most rides since I live on a hill I hit 40-45 just starting out.

Biggest risk IMO is deer. Couple years back my buddy and I...
03-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By billyymc

One suggestion is when you're initially seating...

One suggestion is when you're initially seating the tires do it without the sealant in there. Once they seat, let the air out, add sealant, and re-inflate. Less mess.

Can't comment on why they...
02-24-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,618
Posted By billyymc

We had an unusual and early storm this year that...

We had an unusual and early storm this year that dropped 40" and I had to shovel that. Besides that, I generally don't even bother shoveling - if there is new snow I'm on my way out to ski somewhere....
01-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By billyymc

Make sure the cable is routed correctly....

Make sure the cable is routed correctly. Sometimes an incorrectly routed cable will shift fine / adequately on the stand but crappy under load.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,578
Posted By billyymc

Riding with people I just met and realizing they...

Riding with people I just met and realizing they make up their own rules of the road (despite being experienced).

That barking slobbering Rottweiler that charged at me on a climb, and decided to...
12-28-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By billyymc

Agree. I didn't have much concern before I asked....

Agree. I didn't have much concern before I asked. I have less now.

That said, the chain probably will need replacing just based on mileage / normal wear in the spring anyway. Would like to just...
12-28-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,953
Posted By billyymc

The improbable can happen. On my second ride on...

The improbable can happen. On my second ride on my gravel bike that I built frame up, two deer came out of the roadside brush/woods and literally ran into my buddy and I as we rode up a dirt road....
12-28-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By billyymc

Thanks. I should be ok then. I bought green...

Thanks. I should be ok then. I bought green mineral spirits once and found them pretty useless for anything.
12-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By billyymc

You ever have a chain break on you while riding?...

You ever have a chain break on you while riding? Let me give you a hint - they don't usually break under moderate power. Break a chain at a critical time while standing and putting out a lot of power...
12-28-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By billyymc

Chain sitting in mineral spirits - how long is too long?

So I popped the chain off my gravel bike two weeks ago and dropped it into a container of mineral spirits and a little motor oil mixed (about 10:1).

Then I got busy with work, the holidays, a 40"...
12-28-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,915
Posted By billyymc

As I sit here waiting for a shiny new Ibis Ripmo...

As I sit here waiting for a shiny new Ibis Ripmo to be manufactured and delivered to my house sometime in the next few months, I have to say that every successive mountain bike I've owned - from full...
12-24-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,014
Posted By billyymc

I don't understand the thread title. If I...

I don't understand the thread title.

If I only rode my gravel bike on dirt / gravel roads exclusively then maybe what the OP is referencing as a gravel tire wouldn't serve a purpose.

But my...
12-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,795
Posted By billyymc

Got bit early this year by a chocolate lab I...

Got bit early this year by a chocolate lab I thought I could outrun but couldn't. It got my calf, broke the skin through my tights, then satisfied with that it turned back home. I went back to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,325
Posted By billyymc

The ones that came with my Time ATAC pedals. Yes,...

The ones that came with my Time ATAC pedals. Yes, I use MTB pedals on my road and gravel bikes.
12-19-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,461
Posted By billyymc

My approach is when something is broke, fix it....

My approach is when something is broke, fix it. If it's not broke, leave it alone. Unless I want to do an upgrade just for the heck of it. Learning is dictated by need. I can handle pretty much...
12-17-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By billyymc

Sunrace 11-42

Sunrace 11-42
12-17-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By billyymc

Don't really know - whatever came with the wheels...

Don't really know - whatever came with the wheels :lol: Just looked on the DT Swiss site - doesn't seem like much info on the hubs. I have the model with 32mm deep rims that's all I really know.
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12-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By billyymc

I have the ER1600 wheels on my Rockitship and I...

I have the ER1600 wheels on my Rockitship and I like them a lot. Pretty similar to the GR1600, a bit narrower.

FWIW I love the bike. Not much else to say, so I'll put up a few pics. I intially...
12-09-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,904
Posted By billyymc

Drope the Hamer

Drope the Hamer
12-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By billyymc

If you could ride fast enough to ride across...

If you could ride fast enough to ride across water they would wear even less. And if you could fly on your bike like ET or Mary Poppins you'd never ever have to replace tires.
11-09-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,417
Posted By billyymc

So what are some things that you do enjoy? Can...

So what are some things that you do enjoy? Can you think about what it is about those things that makes them enjoyable, and find similar attributes about cycling (even if you have to change...
11-09-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By billyymc

Maybe include a link to where you found this...

Maybe include a link to where you found this thing?
11-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,221
Posted By billyymc

Interesting - I had no idea this would even work....

Interesting - I had no idea this would even work. May give it a try sometime when it's not critical for me - although I"m headed toward tubeless on most of my bikes anyway.
11-07-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,221
Posted By billyymc

Does superglue and pieces of innertube work to...

Does superglue and pieces of innertube work to patch tubes? I've never heard of that. Also never had a single problem with a normal patch kit so just curious if maybe you're not letting the glue dry?...
11-06-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,408
Posted By billyymc

Blue Loctite on your cleat screws and you won't...

Blue Loctite on your cleat screws and you won't lose them :)
11-06-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,408
Posted By billyymc

So just to point out, not all gravel rides are...

So just to point out, not all gravel rides are created equal. Some consist of nicely manicured dirt and gravel roads, and others consist of bone-jarring rocks, exposed shale or granite or whatever...
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