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06-24-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,204
Posted By shoota

Ok wait. Two things: 1) You already own...

Ok wait. Two things:
1) You already own everything you need to try it out but you're asking us? Just go try it out and let us know.
2) You want an 11-46 cassette, the heaviest cassette known to...
06-22-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,381
Posted By genejockey

Having built up one bike completely, and others...

Having built up one bike completely, and others to a more limited extent, I can highly recommend it as a project. You'll never feel a bike is more completely yours than by finding the frame,...
06-22-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,101
Posted By Koyote

There is no logical distinction between needs and...

There is no logical distinction between needs and wants, so it's kind of pointless to bring it up.
06-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,101
Posted By prj71

Why not? Interest free financing that allows me...

Why not? Interest free financing that allows me to put extra money monthly into my 401k/IRA which have been averaging 10% return over the past 30 years.

Dumb not to if it's offered.
06-22-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,101
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't mean to brag, but I can walk into a store...

I don't mean to brag, but I can walk into a store and buy whatever I want without having to ask how much things cost. Thanks, dollar store.
06-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,137
Posted By Badger6

That's too bad, because their newer stuff's the...

That's too bad, because their newer stuff's the business...other than their crazy SCS rear hubs for two years.
06-22-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,137
Posted By Badger6

It is....I do it. It takes 15 minutes because I...

It is....I do it. It takes 15 minutes because I clean everything really well since my chainring is also attaching to a powermeter.
06-21-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,505
Posted By unterhausen

There will never be a glut of bikes. People hold...

There will never be a glut of bikes. People hold on to bikes for quite a while after they buy them. The bike industry depends on it to some extent.
Our CL has a few new bikes for sale that don't...
06-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,381
Posted By Troul

hard to beat a complete production purchase for...

hard to beat a complete production purchase for overall cost. Doesn't matter pre or post pandemic for pricing as both are impacted by inflation & supply issues.

Building one is more for those...
06-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,342
Posted By unterhausen

Spesh and Trek aren't manufacturers. Giant treats...

Spesh and Trek aren't manufacturers. Giant treats their company stores more harshly than those two do though.
I have heard spesh wants to move away from bike dealers towards motor sports dealers. I...
06-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,603
Posted By indyfabz

Black fishnets.

Black fishnets.
06-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,489
Posted By livedarklions

News flash--Gyms are great for some people, don't...

News flash--Gyms are great for some people, don't work for others.
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,396
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20210613_143902264_81706ce3077c91f328e90a9d232fa70b6b6a425b.jpg
Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-13-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,137
Posted By mant1s

Gravel bike + MTB - 1x all the way. Sometimes...

Gravel bike + MTB - 1x all the way. Sometimes amateur racing on MTB, gravel bike just for fast rides. Few years ago I have tried 1x and never looked back. I'm fan of simplicity of the bike so I don't...
06-13-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,720
Posted By dsaul

One of the many reasons the UCI should stay out...

One of the many reasons the UCI should stay out of Gravel. No good can come from it.
06-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,720
Posted By dwmckee

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!...

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!

Let's hope the UCI stays out of gravel, they would take all of the fun out of it...
06-12-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,505
Posted By tyrion

This is reminiscent of when the internet/Amazon...

This is reminiscent of when the internet/Amazon killed most of the indie bookstores.
06-09-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,401
Posted By livedarklions

OK, so here's where we use the math to show why...

OK, so here's where we use the math to show why that is bad. It's called the inverse square rule--every time you half the distance to the viewer, you quadruple the light hitting the viewer. If a...
06-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,982
Posted By indyfabz

Which apparently is a thing again, if you believe...

Which apparently is a thing again, if you believe the tabloid news.
06-07-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,123
Posted By delbiker1

Wake up in the morning.

Wake up in the morning.
05-30-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,952
Posted By Motorazr

Buying American because you happened to have been...

Buying American because you happened to have been born in the United States makes as much sense as preferring the Cleveland Browns football franchise just because you're from Northern Ohio, or...
05-29-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,044
Posted By bruce19

Tubeless. Three years and zero flats.

Tubeless. Three years and zero flats.
05-29-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,742
Posted By dedhed

You almost have paragraphs figured out. It's a...

You almost have paragraphs figured out.
It's a start, Keep trying.
05-26-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,003
Posted By ksryder

At this point whatever is in stock.

At this point whatever is in stock.
05-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,184
Posted By Koyote

Life is too short for cheap and nasty. I’d...

Life is too short for cheap and nasty.

I’d rather have only a couple good jerseys and wash them in the sink after each ride.
05-15-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,087
Posted By canvas6

Anything by Tom Robbins. Starting with Jitterbug...

Anything by Tom Robbins. Starting with Jitterbug Perfume.
05-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,221
Posted By livedarklions

You do realize you're arguing with a guy who...

You do realize you're arguing with a guy who calls himself PimpMan, right?

Who cares what offends him?
05-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By msu2001la

“Grizlin‘ is just like riding, but with your...

“Grizlin‘ is just like riding, but with your priorities set right. Experience over performance. Stories over glories. Grizlin’ means rolling out the door with an open mind, not knowing quite what‘s...
05-12-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,665
Posted By msu2001la

Wait, it's back up and running already? What am I...

Wait, it's back up and running already? What am I supposed to do with these shopping bags full of gasoline now?
05-06-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,221
Posted By Rolla

Seems like it's mostly about you making...

Seems like it's mostly about you making assumptions and judgments about people doing things they like to do.

No one owes you an explanation or cares about your approval.
05-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,825
Posted By Rolla

Gravel riding is great for the reasons you...

Gravel riding is great for the reasons you already know: few cars, nice scenery, and it's not challenging from a handling-skills perspective. You can say the same thing about road rides out in the...
04-27-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,868
Posted By tyrion

We should take a break from thinking about tires...

We should take a break from thinking about tires and think about chain lube instead.
04-02-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,402
Posted By Prodigy4299

In the online communities I follow, the following...

In the online communities I follow, the following two models get recommended all the time:

1) Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc (1589g, 24deep, 24wide)
2) DT Swiss Gr-1600 Spline

I went for the former...
03-30-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By m2244

I spent too much on my bike to get it dirty! :lol:

I spent too much on my bike to get it dirty! :lol:
03-29-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,044
Posted By Bingod

I suggest buying the cheapest cassette, that way...

I suggest buying the cheapest cassette, that way when you realize +2 teeth doesn't make enough of a difference, you wont have wasted so much money when you buy the 11-42.
03-29-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By tdilf

Your cheapest option would be to just suck it up...

Your cheapest option would be to just suck it up and ride what ya got.
03-24-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,532
Posted By Rolla

Well, whatever it is, I can only imagine all the...

Well, whatever it is, I can only imagine all the corners that were cut to bring a disc-brake, STI-equipped gravel bike to market at a Wal-Mart price. That crankset is hot garbage. Melt it all down...
02-11-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,326
Posted By unterhausen

So that's where all the chains are going

So that's where all the chains are going
01-25-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,171
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Save your money.

Save your money.
01-23-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,987
Posted By Rage

Yup, I’m of the same mind. I’m fixed pretty good...

Yup, I’m of the same mind. I’m fixed pretty good for a long time to come. And even if I wasn’t sitting on a pretty good stash I’ve got twenty plus bikes to rotate through.
They all called us crazy...
01-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,221
Posted By 350htrr

Why Electric bikes can be more dangerous than...

Why Electric bikes can be more dangerous than motor bikes.... That, I would go along with... ;)
01-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,221
Posted By mr_bill

For those who didn't watch, bottom line: ...

For those who didn't watch, bottom line:

Click-bait: A chipped e-bike may be wicked dangerous.
Also: Idiots may be wicked dangerous.

-mr. bill
01-12-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,584
Posted By unterhausen

Y'all can just put this person on your ignore...

Y'all can just put this person on your ignore list, unless you like to see poorly informed opinions that annoy you.
01-11-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,532
Posted By pbass

IMHO you don't need suspension for the type of...

IMHO you don't need suspension for the type of riding you describe. Or for most riding, really. If I worked at a shop I'd definitely try and steer folks to a modern flat bar gravel bike over a hybrid...
01-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,532
Posted By tyrion

Flat bar gravel bike is going to be the new hot...

Flat bar gravel bike is going to be the new hot trend:

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2021-dsx-2

https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2021-muirwoods-rc
...
01-02-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,272
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...
01-02-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,272
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, ill hop back into this cesspool.. Saying...

Ok, ill hop back into this cesspool..

Saying gravel riding is 'off road' riding is dumb. Gravel roads are roads. You complain about gravel being a misnomer, but thing 'off road' is a good...
12-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,272
Posted By Stickney

Unpaved roads vary across the US. In a vast...

Unpaved roads vary across the US. In a vast amount of rural America "gravel roads" are well understood to mean the local mix of rock and dirt that can be compacted into a roadbed. Where I lived in...
08-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,234
Posted By dwmckee

I see the future shock as a quick band-aid to...

I see the future shock as a quick band-aid to make a too-stiff frame more comfortable and call it an advantage that the dealers sell really hard as a reason to buy Specialized. Wait 2 - 3 years and...
01-09-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,121
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's not a 4 wheel bike. THIS is a 4 wheel...

That's not a 4 wheel bike. THIS is a 4 wheel (drive) bike! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyBylry9HSE
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