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01-14-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By GrainBrain

They came stock on my Cannondale and I put maybe...

They came stock on my Cannondale and I put maybe 2500 miles on them before they went shot. They ended up developing bubbles on the tire. I used them for probably 70% gravel and 30% pavement, but I...
01-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By GrainBrain

I wouldn't, I have R7000 on mine and like you...

I wouldn't, I have R7000 on mine and like you have thought about GRX because of the finish details, as well as potentially better ergonomics.

I'll be switching when Shimano offers twelve speed and...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow that's...

Wow that's awesomehttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1714x1080/screenshot_20210102_151142_01_ac4032388de656221afac05152f7b41e476d83e0.jpeg

Gripshift was all the rage in the '91...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By GrainBrain

Previous owner nailed the color scheme!

Previous owner nailed the color scheme!
01-02-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By GrainBrain

:foo: I was on Boardman's site and it didn't list...

:foo: I was on Boardman's site and it didn't list tubeless ready for 2021, I even checked the UK version of the site. I'll give one last push for the Giant, just for the wider tires if you're going...
01-02-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By GrainBrain

Looking at the two bikes, the Boardman seems more...

Looking at the two bikes, the Boardman seems more focused on being a road hybrid and the giant is more towards mtb.

I think the 200 difference on the giant is from the tubeless ready wheels and...
01-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By GrainBrain

Covid-19 seems to be the straw that broke the...

Covid-19 seems to be the straw that broke the crazy Camel's back.

Edited to say how crazy is it that this pharmacist probably dolled out opiate prescriptions without blinking an eye but needed to...
01-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By GrainBrain

Well he saved about $250 vs walking out of the...

Well he saved about $250 vs walking out of the shop. Not bad.

Hobbit712 I use this website to figure out what I want in drive train gearing.

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Edit - huh maybe I should link the site huh?...
01-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By GrainBrain

Just a quick bit of math, but going to a 40t max...

Just a quick bit of math, but going to a 40t max rear cog instead of the current 34t would be a 16% lower gear (like if you used an 11-40 cassette).

If you went with a 28t front ring in place of...
12-30-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By GrainBrain

Thanks for posting, I watched all four episodes!...

Thanks for posting, I watched all four episodes! Been off my hard trail last year just focusing on riding gravel so this definitely got me dreaming of single track again!

I loved watching the guy...
12-20-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By GrainBrain

Last February four of us went fat biking around,...

Last February four of us went fat biking around, my buddy and I plus a couple guys he met from the local club. It was the perfect winter day around the low 20s. Cafe stop, trail riding and drinks at...
Forum: Foo
12-18-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By GrainBrain

I don't think you're running up against any...

I don't think you're running up against any device limit, but I'd bet whatever spectrum you're using is getting cluttered. It's been a long while but older wifi used the 2.4Ghz spectrum and the newer...
12-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By GrainBrain

Sell it and buy an actual hybrid or rigid mtb....

Sell it and buy an actual hybrid or rigid mtb. The geometry on those comfort bikes is awkward for trail riding. You'll want to be able to stand and peddle comfortably.
12-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes to kombucha no to the beard. I'm still...

Yes to kombucha no to the beard. I'm still jealous of a co-op worker who cruises on a LHT with a camp stove on the DT, for coffee breaks.
12-16-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm 6' and ride a medium topstone carbon. I have...

I'm 6' and ride a medium topstone carbon. I have the max amount of spacers under the stem, and swapped the 100mm stem for a 110mm. I believe it's important to have as much seat post exposed as...
12-09-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By GrainBrain

Viathon gravel bikes have a threaded BB. Fwiw my...

Viathon gravel bikes have a threaded BB. Fwiw my topstone carbon had a creaky BB within a hundred miles of new, the shop redid the BB install and I have over 4k miles with no creaks. Really dusty...
12-04-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,945
Posted By GrainBrain

Older thread but I'll provide my update - like I...

Older thread but I'll provide my update - like I said I had an existing 700c wheelset, and ended up buying gravel king SK tires in 38c. Rode the bike for awhile, then bought a new gravel bike. I was...
11-08-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Don't know about specific tactics but didn't...

Don't know about specific tactics but didn't Roglic catch Lennard Hofstede at a flatter section? Either way without a team mate there Roglic would've lost it. However I'm impressed by how Roglic won...
11-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Great setup and sprint on UAE, whole lot of UAE...

Great setup and sprint on UAE, whole lot of UAE riders celebrating :lol: Must be something special to win after 6 hours and wet conditions. Bagioli missed it but Morkov is the greatest leadout guy,...
11-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

It was ridiculous to see Froome rocking and...

It was ridiculous to see Froome rocking and rolling for Carapaz on the Angliru; only to watch Sepp Kuss casually ride up to Roglic and hand him a bottle. Lucky for Roglic to have such a loyal...
11-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah Hugh!! :thumb: I got to watch a good portion...

Yeah Hugh!! :thumb: I got to watch a good portion of this race up the Angliru and was not disappointed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By GrainBrain

Been loving my gravel travels, been super busy...

Been loving my gravel travels, been super busy with life but managing to sneak out for some rides on the weekends. Last weekend I did a 35 mile ride Saturday, 20 miles Sunday. Not high mileage but...
10-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes! Martinez is out but Woods just helped me...

Yes! Martinez is out but Woods just helped me earn some points!
10-26-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Would not be surprised to see Chavez get closer...

Would not be surprised to see Chavez get closer and closer, he lost time to an unfortunate mechanical but looked good Sunday. What happened to Kuss, I read he just got caught out in a split. I'm...
10-25-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

This pretty much summed up this year's Giro!...

This pretty much summed up this year's Giro! Incredible! :thumb:

EF snagged the polka dots and a stage win, this year is looking OK for Vaughters.
10-25-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

I don't know I'm trying to work some numbers out....

I don't know I'm trying to work some numbers out. I'm 66 points down on you, but as of this moment Campaenerts has the fastest time and I have Dennis as well. You'd think those two would place top...
10-24-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh Rohan made third to get me more points. I feel...

Oh Rohan made third to get me more points. I feel like one4smoke will pip me for Maglia Nera. I'll pull on my rainbow jersey and start celebrating before the line...:innocent:
10-22-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

I felt pretty clever with Soler till I took a...

I felt pretty clever with Soler till I took a look at your pics :thumb:

You know what they call a top ten finish? Respectable. I think I'll have a respectable Vuelta :lol:
10-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Hot damn I love Dan Martin! Other things ......

Hot damn I love Dan Martin!

Other things ... Totally going to spend $10 for NBC Peacock and listen to Anthony and Hannah commentating. I can't wait to watch live coverage again! Also hang in there...
10-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

Tgh just missed it. Almeida put in a fantastic...

Tgh just missed it. Almeida put in a fantastic run. Tgh is impressive considering he waited for Thomas early on. Ineos might just turn this around!

I agree with the sentiments about ineos going...
10-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

:roflmao2: Legit almost spit and coughed on my...

:roflmao2: Legit almost spit and coughed on my soda, well done! :thumb: Oof despondent is right though, 9 minutes back today ... Of course I had already forgotten I'd picked him. Argh are there any...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By GrainBrain

Pretty sure it's health and safety. Aka...

Pretty sure it's health and safety. Aka babysitting and management scape goat
10-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

I thought maybe I'll get wild and go with Morkov,...

I thought maybe I'll get wild and go with Morkov, maybe I'll get some points and he'll get leeway for some of the less mountainous stages. Or he'll end up shepherding Bennett everywhere that's not a...
10-20-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Not sure what's going on with his foot, can't...

Not sure what's going on with his foot, can't find anything about it. He finished 4:29 down, bummer. Geeze though Woods was 18 minutes off :eek: So I guess it's all about stage wins for this GT huh?...
10-20-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By GrainBrain

I felt bad for Roglic after his TT demise when...

I felt bad for Roglic after his TT demise when Wout commented that watching Roglic's performance "made his eyes hurt" :lol:
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By GrainBrain

Oof H&S. Good luck, change positions or jobs....

Oof H&S. Good luck, change positions or jobs. It's your butt if someone losses life or limb.

Or, get management to let you form a team H&S instead of going it alone.
10-20-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes I was weak in faith that he wouldn't match...

Yes I was weak in faith that he wouldn't match last years performance after the tour and his classics racing.

Dude how awesome is Dan Martin right now!?

Instant regrets: Pulling out carapaz,...
10-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Of course Martinez has already crashed, lucky for...

Of course Martinez has already crashed, lucky for me a few of us picked him so we're all in this together! Seems to be quite the differences between all of our teams though for the most part.
10-19-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

You're correct I see that I have to be careful...

You're correct I see that I have to be careful reading from some illicit blogs!
10-19-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Stage 5? Either way I just looked at the first...

Stage 5? Either way I just looked at the first week and am now removing a high priced and equally highly regarded Irish sprinter in favor of some high altitude men.


Edited to say am now...
10-19-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By GrainBrain

Bwa ha ha yes I remember that now! Uran buried...

Bwa ha ha yes I remember that now! Uran buried under a pile of riders on the side of a mountain. He had a great recovery though! A lot of last year's Vuelta helped frame this year's TdF, Pogacar's GT...
10-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

I am surely honored to place myself in the elite...

I am surely honored to place myself in the elite 1% :lol: All you 99ers!

Rohan got me some decent points and looks good. How awesome is McNulty right now!?

Have been trying to follow a little...
10-13-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

Real life has taken my attention again - just...

Real life has taken my attention again - just like with my Lawson Craddock pick who just set sail back to his wife who apparently is about to have their child!! :lol: Maglia Nera is surely mine...
10-10-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

:roflmao2: I got it pretty well locked in, er,...

:roflmao2: I got it pretty well locked in, er, locked down covid style thanks to Yates! Bless that James Knox, that unwritten hero keeping me from a goose egg each stage!! :lol:

I got money on...
Forum: Foo
10-09-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By GrainBrain

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Lived in Iowa my whole life, the most distinct answers put...
Forum: Introductions
10-08-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome! I built up a '75 entry level frame to...

Welcome! I built up a '75 entry level frame to ride on gravel last year. I got the frame for free.

- I had a 700c wheelset lying around to use (free)
- Gravel King tires 39 ($50)
- Sora 9...
10-08-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,344
Posted By GrainBrain

Does it have 27" wheels now? Would make a nice...

Does it have 27" wheels now? Would make a nice commuter with 700c wheelset and anti-theft patina but then you'd want to keep the brakes on it. Will make someone happy at the co-op, no matter the...
10-08-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm wondering if Craddock would find himself in a...

I'm wondering if Craddock would find himself in a break. A good sized 10 rider break could help stave off the sprint trains. More then likely there will be a selection made on that last climb, with...
10-07-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,854
Posted By GrainBrain

Bah ha ha I just read that article also - always...

Bah ha ha I just read that article also - always enjoy reading an honest first hand account of what we were all watching and wondering.
10-07-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,776
Posted By GrainBrain

Bah ha ha this snuck up on me, I thought oh I...

Bah ha ha this snuck up on me, I thought oh I better change my roster only to realize it was already past. Lucky for me I still had Alaphillipe and Kwiatkowski :lol:

No lying I was going to add...
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