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05-04-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

The one I posted slides over the top tube, I...

The one I posted slides over the top tube, I don't see where it contacts the fork?

Dave
05-04-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

How about this? ...

How about this?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/CURT-4-Bike-Tray-Style-Hitch-Mounted-Bike-Rack-2-in-Shank-18087/307602872?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US
Dave
05-04-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

I don't see any 4 bike racks on their site. ...

I don't see any 4 bike racks on their site.

Dave
05-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By bonsai171

Need hitch bike rack

I just got a new SUV, and need a bike rack to fit a 2" receiver. Most likely I will need a 4 bike carrier, but the most important thing is finding something that is stable and won't harm the frame on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By bonsai171

Black bibs are nice and a reasonable price. Just...

Black bibs are nice and a reasonable price. Just bought the mid grade ones. They are some of my favorite shorts.

Dave
04-15-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,620
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks for the tip. I carry pepper spray, and...

Thanks for the tip. I carry pepper spray, and luckily have only had to spray a few, been able to outrun most dogs, though I had a scary encounter on gravel at night once where a dog snuck up on me,...
04-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,620
Posted By bonsai171

In my area that is a concern too. Invariably...

In my area that is a concern too. Invariably there are more loose dogs running around, which increases the possibility of being bit. The area is somewhat rural, and the police is run by the county...
03-28-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks for the responses everyone. Was...

Thanks for the responses everyone. Was originally planning to just buy a top tube bag, so I wound up buying the Revelate gas can. It's pretty large for a top tube bag and looks like nice quality. ...
03-25-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By bonsai171

Apidura is very nice. I have the 2.4L racing...

Apidura is very nice. I have the 2.4L racing frame bag, which has served me well up to 64 miles of riding. Was able to fit plenty of food and a water filter too. This year I'm planning to ride the...
03-25-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By bonsai171

Frame bags

I'm looking for a frame bag around 6-7L for long gravel adventures. Can anyone suggest some bags to look at under $100?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,432
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like they did everything right. So much...

Looks like they did everything right. So much more simple. Left pedal has the word Wahoo oriented so you can read it when installed correctly. Only 2 type of cleats across the product line, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By bonsai171

Play in Look Keo road pedals

My Look Keo road pedals developed play after about 6k miles. Took them apart, re-greased, and re-assembled, but there is still play. Is there a way to adjust the bearings, or do I need new ones? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,264
Posted By bonsai171

Check the inside of your tire too. Carefully run...

Check the inside of your tire too. Carefully run your finger all the way around the tire and check for little bits of debris lodged in the tread.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

FWIW last night was a perfect night for knickers....

FWIW last night was a perfect night for knickers. 70 degrees and sunny when I started, then it dropped down to 55 and chilly. Had some fleece lined knee warmers, so my knees were warm, but my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks, I will probably consider these too. Tax...

Thanks, I will probably consider these too. Tax refunds are coming soon, maybe I'll splurge a little if I get approval from the wife lol. The long and lean description does sound right, definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks, I will probably consider these too. Tax...

Thanks, I will probably consider these too. Tax refunds are coming soon, maybe I'll splurge a little if I get approval from the wife lol. The long and lean description does sound right, definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Yeah, they look pretty nice. Haven't seen them...

Yeah, they look pretty nice. Haven't seen them in person; for me it helps that they have smaller sizes. I'm 6 foot but kind of skinny so it's hard to find bike gear that fits well and isn't too...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Lol, good for a laugh! 😎. Might have to buy some...

Lol, good for a laugh! 😎. Might have to buy some shorts eventually too. Knickers keep you a little warmer than shorts. I like them even in early spring and summer (just not the fleece in summer)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks for the tip. Half the challenge right now...

Thanks for the tip. Half the challenge right now is figuring out what's in stock due to the global supply chain issues with Covid. I'll watch for them.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks but I'm looking for bib knickers, not bib...

Thanks but I'm looking for bib knickers, not bib shorts.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,908
Posted By bonsai171

Sub $100 bib knickers

I'm looking for bib knickers in the sub $100 category, and so far found the black bibs black knickers for $80. They have good reviews on bicycling.com. Any other suggestions?

Dave
Forum: Southeast
02-25-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By bonsai171

Very nice! Maybe it can be ridden with a gravel...

Very nice! Maybe it can be ridden with a gravel bike or mtb at this point?

Dave
Forum: Southeast
02-25-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By bonsai171

Silver Comet trail extension

Anybody know what the status is of the Silver Comet extension to I285? Saw this post last year, and nothing since:
...
02-23-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bonsai171

Shifting is good now. I fiddled with the barrel...

Shifting is good now. I fiddled with the barrel adjustment again, and it's nice and quick. Guess it wasn't quite there before.

Dave
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bonsai171

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/940x2000/img_20210223_184238048_46867583204ab2a3cf8a37cd7ecd0a4f8249c868.jpg

How does this loop look, maybe a little tight? Should I go with...
02-23-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks for all the responses, I'll check out the...

Thanks for all the responses, I'll check out the cable first, and take it from there.

Dave
02-22-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bonsai171

Help indexing sram 11-42 cassette

Hello,

I bought a Salsa Warbird last year, and it has a 1x Sram Apex drivetrain. It shifts perfect when it is on a stand in my garage, but out on the road, it shifts slowly on maybe 1 or 2 gears...
02-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By bonsai171

Maxxis tires are pretty nice. Been running...

Maxxis tires are pretty nice. Been running tubeless 40mm Ramblers on my Warbird. They are pretty comfortable, and so far have held up to 800 miles of gravel, pavement, singletrack, dirt, and some...
02-12-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,320
Posted By bonsai171

oh cool, I have the same bike! 2019 model. I...

oh cool, I have the same bike! 2019 model. I haven't really noticed too much of a gap with the gears, for me at least, no plans to change to 2x. Got a road bike also, and that is a Shimano 105...
02-12-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,320
Posted By bonsai171

The spyres are very nice, got them on my new...

The spyres are very nice, got them on my new Warbird last year. So far I've had to adjust them twice just to get the pads closer to the disc, but no complaints whatsoever about their stopping power,...
02-08-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By bonsai171

How do I know if my bike has the long cage type 3...

How do I know if my bike has the long cage type 3 derailleur? My buddy has an 11-46 cassette laying around, might have to try this.

Dave
02-08-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By bonsai171

That kit is cool. Unfortunately, I'd have to use...

That kit is cool. Unfortunately, I'd have to use the rear cable entry version because of the cable length between the cable stop and the dropout. If I went that route, would have to pay a bit more...
02-07-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By bonsai171

12 speed 1x Sram mechanical gravel drivetrain

Is anyone running a sram 1x12 mechanical drivetrain on their gravel bike? I'm currently running 1x11 Sram Apex (42t chainring, 11-42 cassette) and would like a giant bailout gear for climbing.
...
02-01-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,080
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds like light bicycle held up their end of...

Sounds like light bicycle held up their end of the bargain. Glad to hear they are honest in their dealings. Was that ups/fedex standard ground shipping, or was there some expedited shipping there? ...
01-31-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,080
Posted By bonsai171

By chance did you contact Light Bicycle about the...

By chance did you contact Light Bicycle about the crack? Curious what there response was.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,806
Posted By bonsai171

Can't remember either. It's been 7 years at...

Can't remember either. It's been 7 years at least if you don't count the flat when I crashed 2 years ago.

Dave
01-29-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,080
Posted By bonsai171

Love this video! Carbon ftw! Danny...

Love this video!

Carbon ftw! Danny MacAskill is pretty cool too.

Dave
01-27-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bonsai171

It's not the normal ratcheting sound of the...

It's not the normal ratcheting sound of the freewheel. The sound is more like brake pads rubbing, but I have already confirmed that isn't the case. While riding the bike the noise is present, but...
01-26-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bonsai171

Help servicing Vuelta Corsa lite road wheels

I have a set of Vuelta Corsa lite road wheels that are starting to make noise while coasting. Not really sure if its the hubs or the freehub. The sound is intermittent, and happened while coasting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By bonsai171

The last time I took the cassette off, there was...

The last time I took the cassette off, there was a spacer behind the cassette, so that should work with 11 speed, right? The wheels are Vuelta Corsa Lites. Bought them from Nashbar around 2014.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By bonsai171

At this point the shifters aren't worn out. Got...

At this point the shifters aren't worn out. Got maybe 5500 miles on those. So far I haven't found anything that was unclimbable, but an 18% grade I did last year was pretty tough. A cop was near...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By bonsai171

Upgrade to 11 speed Shimano

I would like to upgrade my bike from the 5700 Shimano 105 group set (10 speed) to 11 speed. The crankset is the Ultegra FC-6800 compact crankset. Can I simply get a 5800 or R7000 11 speed shifter,...
01-22-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By bonsai171

Go pro screw size

Anybody know what screw size is needed for a Go pro mount? I bought a Go pro mount for my Cygolite Metro 360, and need to screw it to the mount on my Bell MIPS helmet.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By bonsai171

Curious what site you were looking at? Looks...

Curious what site you were looking at? Looks like a handy tool.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,902
Posted By bonsai171

I'm pretty much in the same boat. Love the 2014...

I'm pretty much in the same boat. Love the 2014 Scattante road bike I built with Ultegra Crankset and 105 shifters. Just wish it had disc brakes. Have you tried kool stop brake pads? They're a...
01-05-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By bonsai171

+1 for the salmon pads. I switched to these on...

+1 for the salmon pads. I switched to these on my Shimano 5500 calipers, and they stop better than Shimano 5700 calipers with stock pads. For the cost of a new set of pads, you will probably see a...
01-05-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 682,038
Posted By bonsai171

Interesting there is a cobbled road there, you...

Interesting there is a cobbled road there, you wouldn't expect that.

Dave
01-03-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,553
Posted By bonsai171

Another thing I just noticed about this bike is...

Another thing I just noticed about this bike is the 3 pack mounts on the fork. When I was looking for a gravel bike a few months ago, not many bikes had this option. It's super nice if you have any...
01-03-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,553
Posted By bonsai171

Have you looked at bikesdirect.com? This looks...

Have you looked at bikesdirect.com? This looks like a decent bike, hydraulic brakes too:
...
01-03-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By bonsai171

Singletrack at Berry College (Northwest Georgia)

Has anyone tried riding the singletrack at Berry College near Rome, GA? Saw some pictures today, and the views look incredible! Curious how a gravel bike would be on these trails, and where to...
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