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01-14-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,943
Posted By LarrySellerz

Wallmart bikes are good for the community. Not...

Wallmart bikes are good for the community. Not everyone has $600 to spend on a bike (the number in OPs post.) When I delivered food, the manager bought a Walmart bike for us to use if our bikes got...
01-14-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,943
Posted By frogman

Nice smokescreen over N2deep. You didn't address...

Nice smokescreen over N2deep. You didn't address his concerns at all. Instead a rant about how great your co-op efforts are. I agree with N2deep. We raise our kids and can't always afford the higher...
01-13-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,943
Posted By Iride01

Walmart doesn't build bikes. Unless you are just...

Walmart doesn't build bikes. Unless you are just talking about the underexperienced guy putting the wheels and handlebars on when it's taken out of the box.

Most of your post looked like cut and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,914
Posted By jaxgtr

And the problem with this is ???? Kids are too...

And the problem with this is ???? Kids are too soft these days, but that is my generations fault I guess. My kids had 1 move back, once they moved out the second time, that was it, you are on your...
01-11-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,505
Posted By RayHenry

I use bar end mirrors on most of mine. Back in...

I use bar end mirrors on most of mine. Back in '85 I was hit by a drunk driver that came up on me from behind. Took about 10 years to fully recover from that. So mirrors have been a big part of my...
01-11-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,505
Posted By RayHenry

I live in a city built on muskeg. "Smooth as...

I live in a city built on muskeg. "Smooth as glass" lasts about as long as it takes for them to pull down the barricades. Asphalt roads start coming apart and turn to gravel anyway. Cracks develop...
01-10-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,759
Posted By Branko D

Actually, doing overgeared sprints from a near...

Actually, doing overgeared sprints from a near stop is a reasonable training method, essentially like strength training on the bike. You start from a near stop in a tall gear which is hard yet...
01-09-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,709
Posted By veganbikes

The first results for that company are VG Sports...

The first results for that company are VG Sports Terrible AliExpress Bike Chains and Don't Buy Cheap Chinese 11-50 Cassette.

Shimano makes quality stuff why buy cheap stuff and knockoffs and all...
01-08-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,827
Posted By rsbob

A bike will help a bit but what he really needs...

A bike will help a bit but what he really needs are some low rolling resistance tires AND more training.
01-06-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,709
Posted By veganbikes

The cheap stuff is clearly not perfect you had to...

The cheap stuff is clearly not perfect you had to make paper spacers and have mentioned issues. I buy good stuff and don't worry about it, it just works no fiddling or fussing. One shouldn't really...
01-06-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By biker128pedal

Are you looking for a Deflector to go below and...

Are you looking for a Deflector to go below and in front of the current rear fender. Something to extend down to the bottom bracket? I’d just cut up a plastic bottle and punch holes in it to zip tie...
01-06-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,605
Posted By Hypno Toad

For me, windy days are training days. I race...

For me, windy days are training days. I race gravel, and I'm not the fair-weather racer ... so if it's windy on race day, I race! I'm all about training in all conditions so I'm prepared for racing....
01-05-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By dwmckee

Man, those speeds sound really high for a group...

Man, those speeds sound really high for a group ride. Maybe you all are riding less hilly stuff than we have around here? For our recent 220K gravel race in Western PA our winning rider in a field...
01-05-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By jonathanf2

Los Angeles doesn't have flat gravel terrain. If...

Los Angeles doesn't have flat gravel terrain. If you want to go off roading, you have to go uphill slowly. Going downhill is always fast. On some trails that lead back to pavement, I've hit over...
01-05-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By sloppy12

I mean this is just a personal comfort and...

I mean this is just a personal comfort and fitness thing. If your average road can be ridden on a 32 its not that bad a road. Most the locals around here don't even want to commute on less than a...
01-05-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By mstateglfr

There are very few large groups around me that...

There are very few large groups around me that ride gravel for speed. From what I see, its usually a couple of teams that are doing hard rides in groups of 5 or more. They average 18-19mph based on...
01-05-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By chaadster

I dunno if the roads in SE MI meet your...

I dunno if the roads in SE MI meet your definition of average quality, but my group rides would average 17mph on 28c Gravelking slicks and max at 34mph over our regular Wednesday route of 30mi and...
01-03-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,464
Posted By Russ Roth

My poser 54 tires, really full on 29x2.2 tires,...

My poser 54 tires, really full on 29x2.2 tires, none of this namby-pamby 700c nonsense :p. At mile 50 when I discovered a section of the trail didn't have a old rail road ties removed, just 80%...
01-01-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By ofajen

No. Force is the same. But power is the dot...

No. Force is the same. But power is the dot product of force and velocity. Velocity is how fast you are moving. So 25 mph in still air is more power than 15 mph into 10 mph headwind.

Sorry. Typed...
12-31-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By PeteHski

I've noticed that some riders are just rock-apes...

I've noticed that some riders are just rock-apes when it comes to shifting gears. No mechanical sympathy at all. Makes me cringe sometimes when riding in groups.
12-31-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,216
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, you definitely have to deal with stuff I...

Yes, you definitely have to deal with stuff I don't have to, I've always admired your dedication to riding more than you absolutely have to under some very tough conditions.

Still, I don't really...
12-31-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,216
Posted By livedarklions

I think if I lived somewhere where I thought...

I think if I lived somewhere where I thought survival of a pipe-wielding attacker was a major criterion for the selection of my bikes or components, I'm probably reevaluating whether I'm going to...
12-31-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By Rolla

The older you get, the better you figure out...

The older you get, the better you figure out what's any of your business and what isn't. Most of it isn't.
12-31-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By Barry2

Advice

Without a relationship of some sort, I’d say nothing.

The exception being immediate safety.
Example: Found a guy riding with front his QR unlocked and tightened by hand.
We fixed it and went on...
12-31-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By rumrunn6

you're kind to want to help I can't tell my...

you're kind to want to help

I can't tell my own family members anything about bike riding, while I'm riding w/ them, without them feeling insulted. & they love me

trust your intuition. the fact...
12-31-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By CAT7RDR

If it is 105 I would assume they are entry level...

If it is 105 I would assume they are entry level racing. :rolleyes:
If Tiagra or below I might consider giving unsolicited advice, but then again in your situation, what advice would you give?
12-31-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By rosefarts

If you want to do anything, ride with him if...

If you want to do anything, ride with him if he’ll accept the company.

After a friendship has been established, maybe offer a shifting tip or adjustment advice.

He’s not hurting himself or...
12-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By ThermionicScott

How you feed potholes to your wheels makes a big...

How you feed potholes to your wheels makes a big difference, too. :p
12-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,216
Posted By Airfehr

Funny stuff. Question about the beginning where...

Funny stuff. Question about the beginning where the car passes the bike. From the front camera you can see angry guy is hugging the cars to his right. He didn't look that close to the bike to me. Was...
12-26-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Rolla

The tires alone will break your budget. ...

The tires alone will break your budget.



That means the seatpost diameter, seatpost clamp diameter, crankset spindle length, headset bearings, crown race, wheel spacing, and bottom bracket...
12-26-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By GrainBrain

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My setup is somewhat similar? It's a tad older but still...
12-26-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Hiro11

Modern hardtails are too slack, require a...

Modern hardtails are too slack, require a suspension fork (or a suspension-compatible form), don't have enough mounts and have too short chainstays. I would look at the bikepacking-specific options...
12-25-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP seems to be one of those guys who enjoys the...

OP seems to be one of those guys who enjoys the added challenge of making junk work. Bikes with decent parts that work together as expected just aren't enough of a "project." :)
12-25-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By zen_

Just wanted to second this. I got my first modern...

Just wanted to second this. I got my first modern XC hardtail this year with a 67 degree head angle and 40mm stem, and was pretty shocked at how different it was than the old one with a 68.5 degree...
12-25-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Rolla

Except that a smaller frame will probably have a...

Except that a smaller frame will probably have a shorter head tube and a lower stack height, possibly necessitating even more spacers or a higher rise stem. Like I said earlier, don't cut the...
12-25-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/349be9d5_055c_4d65_b0d9_6d5dd78a189c_300132d106bb43364bb0c6b7491256745aaee58a.jpeg

There ya go..pull all the commuter stuff off and...
12-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By dwmckee

Yes, exactly! We have done a few of these...

Yes, exactly! We have done a few of these conversions in our shop and when we calculate an estimated stem length for best rider position it seems like the handlebars should be mounted right on top...
12-24-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Kapusta

The difference in frame reach (and therefore the...

The difference in frame reach (and therefore the difference in stem length you will need) between a gravel bike and modern ht can be 2-3”.

I won’t seconds guess what you like to ride, but when...
12-24-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Rolla

It's not so much about the stem length as it is...

It's not so much about the stem length as it is the height. Many riders add some spacers under the stem or use a high-rise unit when putting drops on an MTB frame.
12-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By wolfchild

I have a a 2008 Surly 1x1 set up as a gravel...

I have a a 2008 Surly 1x1 set up as a gravel bike...It has drop bars and 700x45 tires with full fenders. The steerer tube on the fork is uncut and I have my drop bars set up high for a perfect...
12-24-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Fentuz

Have a look at kona stra ULTD (pre 2021) or LTD...

Have a look at kona stra ULTD (pre 2021) or LTD (from 2022) ans cinelli hotbootleg geo
12-24-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Rolla

The bottom bracket shell on the mountain bike may...

The bottom bracket shell on the mountain bike may be wider than your gravel bike's, so you might need a new BB and crankset.



On a mountain bike, the stem typically has to be pretty tall in...
12-23-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By tangerineowl

Comfort would come down to bunch of factors, not...

Comfort would come down to bunch of factors, not to mention only you'd know what is comfortable enough for you.
For example you could [if possible] go down the route of finding a decent steel 'mtb'...
12-23-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Kapusta

For a drop bar conversion, I would lean towards...

For a drop bar conversion, I would lean towards an older mtb frame for the shorter frame reach compared to a truly modern mtb frame.

Toe overlap is one issue you really don’t need to worry about....
12-23-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By cyccommute

Far too many people do far too much “maintenance”...

Far too many people do far too much “maintenance” on bicycles. Bicycles aren’t delicate and don’t need constant work to maintain them. Ride the bike. Fix stuff when it needs to be fixed. Lube the...
12-23-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By sloppy12

I have close to 3k on the state branded one and...

I have close to 3k on the state branded one and I have not had any issues to complain about. the plastic seems totally fine so far I have knocked it around quite a bit.
12-22-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By sloppy12

Have you tried knee pads that are designed for...

Have you tried knee pads that are designed for work pants( they actually go in a upside down pocket on the pant. they dont have a back strap its just the pad and held in place by the pants. ...
12-21-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By KerryIrons

All depends on the lube you use. With a light...

All depends on the lube you use. With a light grease on the pawls, they are pretty quiet. With light oil they are still not real loud.
12-20-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,893
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Thanks for the response, but you're wrong. All...

Thanks for the response, but you're wrong. All answers (with a few oddball exceptions) stated "it'll be fine but watch out for the following..."

And the recommendation for if any of those...
12-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,760
Posted By chaadster

Interesting point regarding MTBs, but it does...

Interesting point regarding MTBs, but it does seem a little different case, not least for the fact that many upper tier MTB groupsets don’t offer 2x arrangements. I think XTR is still available in...
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