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04-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,621
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,433
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, 10:06 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
03-08-21, 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)...
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...
02-08-21, 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...
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
01-05-21, 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: 682,043
Posted By bonsai171

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

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

Dave
12-24-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,804
Posted By bonsai171

Nice! It probably will grow on you. I remember...

Nice! It probably will grow on you. I remember riding fixed for the first time and laughing at myself while trying to coast. Fun times :)

Dave
12-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,205
Posted By bonsai171

Lol. Going to echo the sentiment here. I like...

Lol. Going to echo the sentiment here. I like fixed gear, but sometimes track bike. Stopped at a mtb park once to get a drink. A mtber called my bike a fixie, I was like, what??

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By bonsai171

Don't get me wrong, kalloy is like the Toyota of...

Don't get me wrong, kalloy is like the Toyota of seatposts. Very reliable, there's something to be said for that. Some of their stems are really nice, got one on my fixed gear:
...
11-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By bonsai171

Here's another 130 bcd 44t: ...

Here's another 130 bcd 44t:

https://allcitycycles.com/blog/314_messenger_130bcd_chainrings_are_in_stock

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By bonsai171

Helmet cleaning

Anyone have ideas on how to wash out the inside of a helmet? I have sprayed it with a hose and that kept the odor down, now its pretty bad. Suggestions?

Dave
09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,173
Posted By bonsai171

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. ...

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. The mountain bikers wonder why we're riding road bikes LOL.

Dave
09-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,173
Posted By bonsai171

I do the same thing on my Warbird. Regularly...

I do the same thing on my Warbird. Regularly ride all the trails I used to ride on a MTB. It has handled all of them without issue.

Dave
09-09-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By bonsai171

I haven't ridden a Revolt (was my second choice),...

I haven't ridden a Revolt (was my second choice), but this year bought a 2019 Warbird. Got 450 miles on it so far, mostly on medium chunky gravel, but also a lot of Singletrack and some paved roads....
08-03-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,239
Posted By bonsai171

That's interesting stuff. What catches my eye...

That's interesting stuff. What catches my eye here is the diagonal shear action. Plus how quiet it is. Steel can be deafeningly loud to cut, but you get used to it.
08-03-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,239
Posted By bonsai171

I prefer a socketed ratchet too. Definitely a...

I prefer a socketed ratchet too. Definitely a lot easier to loosen bolts (I use that to loosen, and a torque wrench to tighten).

The blades you are describing sounds a lot like what we use to...
08-01-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,804
Posted By bonsai171

Today I did my first century at 15.7 mph! ...

Today I did my first century at 15.7 mph!

Dave
07-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By bonsai171

I don't have experience with the Phil Wood...

I don't have experience with the Phil Wood crankset specifically, but don't think you can go wrong with a Andel/All City crankset with a Tange Seiki bottom bracket for a fraction of the price. Been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds like a good reason to go for a ride to me...

Sounds like a good reason to go for a ride to me 😁

Dave
07-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 94,540
Posted By bonsai171

Nice bike! What part of Georgia are you in? ...

Nice bike! What part of Georgia are you in?

Dave
06-21-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 94,540
Posted By bonsai171

Kilo tt

Haven't posted here in a while, but I just re-built my Kilo TT. Lots of help from ya'll on the forum, I appreciate it!...
06-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By bonsai171

Nevermind, I found it. Took a little digging on...

Nevermind, I found it. Took a little digging on the site.

Dave
06-11-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By bonsai171

That looks pretty cool. Where can you go to buy...

That looks pretty cool. Where can you go to buy them?

Dave
06-02-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,817
Views: 600,061
Posted By bonsai171

Hope you got crankarms too :thumb:. Fixed is a...

Hope you got crankarms too :thumb:. Fixed is a lot of fun. Hard work for sure, but will increase your average speed on other bikes and improve pedalling too.

Dace
05-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,596
Posted By bonsai171

The Andel Deluxe in silver looks pretty sweet! ...

The Andel Deluxe in silver looks pretty sweet! Nice bling factor. Does it look as good in person as it does in the pictures? Now if I could get one in 170mm :P

Dave
05-07-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 278,074
Posted By bonsai171

What a great pic! Dave

What a great pic!

Dave
05-01-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,661
Posted By bonsai171

That bike is super nice! Love the lugs. Don't...

That bike is super nice! Love the lugs. Don't ever get rid of it :)

Dave
04-18-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By bonsai171

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up...

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up doing some upgrades to it:
1). Tubeless
2). Carbon handlebars (maybe try the double wrapped bars first)
3). Carbon seatpost
4). Lighter wheelset
...
04-06-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​And they move left lol

​​​​​​And they move left lol
04-04-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 94,540
Posted By bonsai171

Great bike and picture! Dave

Great bike and picture!

Dave
04-01-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,378
Posted By bonsai171

Was seriously considering the Rlt 9 steel for a...

Was seriously considering the Rlt 9 steel for a while. It is more expensive than the Jamis, and weighs more (6.8 lbs) too.

Dave
03-27-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By bonsai171

+1 for the Kilo TT! I have 8 or 900 miles on...

+1 for the Kilo TT! I have 8 or 900 miles on mine now. Steering, acceleration, and fit are great. It rides really well, and comes in that amazing green color! :thumb:.

Dave
02-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By bonsai171

The specs do look pretty good. Only thing I would...

The specs do look pretty good. Only thing I would change is to get lower gearing. I live in the foothills of the Cohutta mountains (GA) and do a lot of climbing, especially in the mountains. I've...
02-09-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,804
Posted By bonsai171

Today I was riding gravel and got hit by the man...

Today I was riding gravel and got hit by the man with the hammer! Fun times.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,262
Posted By bonsai171

​​​​​​That looks like my kind of ride! Sign me...

​​​​​​That looks like my kind of ride! Sign me up lol. Here in GA there is a race called the Death March. I believe it's almost 100 mi of gravel and 10,000 ft climbing. That's on my list for this...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 448,055
Posted By bonsai171

Love the paint on that bike! Dsve

Love the paint on that bike!

Dsve
01-15-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,652
Posted By bonsai171

Hope you get lucky! I snapped my first one last...

Hope you get lucky! I snapped my first one last year after over 20 years of riding. Must be my massive quads :-p lol
12-21-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,684
Posted By bonsai171

Can you substitute a shimano chain for sram? ...

Can you substitute a shimano chain for sram?

Dave
11-27-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,804
Posted By bonsai171

Today I beat one of my KOMs by 10 seconds! ...

Today I beat one of my KOMs by 10 seconds!

dave
11-21-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By bonsai171

This is so cool! (and will only fuel my data...

This is so cool! (and will only fuel my data obsession :) They have average speed by bike. I love it. Just scanned thru some of the data.

This is pretty awesome.

Dave
07-30-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,804
Posted By bonsai171

Today I rode a Strava segment I've been trying to...

Today I rode a Strava segment I've been trying to beat for a while. It has maybe a 3% incline, then slowly tapers off. The KOM was 1:00. I had 1:01, and got the same today, despite going into a...
07-23-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 3,508,661
Posted By bonsai171

Tim, How's the new crankset? I see the oval...

Tim,

How's the new crankset? I see the oval chainrings are gone.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By bonsai171

I have never seen anything like that on strava...

I have never seen anything like that on strava before.
06-29-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,186,804
Posted By bonsai171

Today I drove 500 miles with the fixed gear tied...

Today I drove 500 miles with the fixed gear tied to a roof rack. Didn't have any issues with the bike getting loose, but i'd like to not do that again. A standard bike rack won't fit. Will have to...
06-25-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,964
Posted By bonsai171

"Despite of my rage I am still just a rat in a...

"Despite of my rage I am still just a rat in a cage."

-Smashing Pumpkins
06-25-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,964
Posted By bonsai171

Good tires can make a world of difference. I...

Good tires can make a world of difference. I would describe my mtb as a tank on gravel (esp with knobby tires). Swapped those out for semi-slick tires, and my average mph went up a few mph, and the...
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