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01-24-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 632
Posted By Moisture

In your situation, a gravel bike is the clear...

In your situation, a gravel bike is the clear answer here and disregarding one as a viable option is a mistake.

This is coming from someone who bought both a road bike , and a gravel bike before...
01-24-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Moisture

Medium for the more aggressive fit , large will...

Medium for the more aggressive fit , large will be more comfortable
01-22-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

All you have to do is pull the brake or pull back...

All you have to do is pull the brake or pull back the hoods to expose the shifting mechanisms and spray some oil in there.
01-22-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Moisture

I agree that the twitchiness is not exactly true,...

I agree that the twitchiness is not exactly true, and isn't an issue as long as the stem isnt TOO short for YOU.

I say go for the 60mm stem if you feel like your current one is too long......
01-20-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Update - I've tried the corner bar on my E bike. ...

Update - I've tried the corner bar on my E bike.

- chromoly is a GREAT material for anything bike related.

- the bars are almost 10cm wider at the drops than the stated width (54cm for the...
01-12-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,845
Posted By Moisture

I'm riding 11-42 11 speed with a 40t front ring....

I'm riding 11-42 11 speed with a 40t front ring. Looking forward to trying this gearing out on some singletrack next season.

I haven't actually ridden on gravel just yet, but I find that I don't...
01-08-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

I noticed that the Moustache 2 bar is only...

I noticed that the Moustache 2 bar is only available as 540mm, I'm looking for something closer to 50-52cm for the E bike. I've been looking around without much luck . Does anyone have an idea?
...
01-03-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Ah yes, I think that'll do it. Thanks for the...

Ah yes, I think that'll do it. Thanks for the help.

I'm going to use the included shim and play around with the Surly bar on my E bike first before eventually opting for the Soma bar.
01-02-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

What do you folk think of the Soma Three-Speed or...

What do you folk think of the Soma Three-Speed or possibly the Soma sparrow for my Trek Verve E bike?
12-31-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Rolla back asswards, you bet. I'm sure you can...

Rolla back asswards, you bet. I'm sure you can imagine how difficult it was to find a 1-1/8 stem in a specific size for my e bike.

Very limited on options. I was considering looking into a...
12-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

No issues using MTB style alivio shifters and...

No issues using MTB style alivio shifters and hydraulic brake levers on these sort of bars?
12-31-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Hi everyone.. so, my E bike uses a 1-1/8 threaded...

Hi everyone.. so, my E bike uses a 1-1/8 threaded steered tube. I've been looking to replace the floppy and heavy adjustable stem for a while now. I ordered a NOS chromoly stem from eBay which fits...
12-29-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,235
Posted By Moisture

most non indexed shifters should be able to go up...

most non indexed shifters should be able to go up and down up to 10 speeds on the rear cassette. Not that I would suggest it, having used a 9 speed cassette myself.

Why would you need more top...
12-29-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,235
Posted By Moisture

I'd suggest changing just the crankset /outer...

I'd suggest changing just the crankset /outer ring first before decidjng for sure that you need different cassette ratios.
12-28-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Thanks Rolla .. I'm not sure if I should...

Thanks Rolla ..

I'm not sure if I should then buy a seperate shim just in case when I order?

Anyone know of other similar bar options?

Lack of hand positions wouldnt be an issue if the drops...
12-27-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Moisture

when I first started cycling, I was overweight...

when I first started cycling, I was overweight and keeping too much weight in the saddle (still do)

those thinly padded saddles are designed to motivate you to keep your weight in the bottom...
12-27-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Iride01 It seems like those surly bars sweep...

Iride01 It seems like those surly bars sweep back, I am trying to figure out what size stem to get.

I was thinking. just go 100mm like I would if i were using regular flat bars?

In the...
12-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Moisture

Totally agree ^

Totally agree ^
12-22-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Moisture

Carbonfiberboy ​​​​Good point about how...

Carbonfiberboy

​​​​Good point about how much setback the seatpost actually allows for with the tilt adjusted correctly. I finally got the saddle tilt dialed in correctly after angling the nose up...
12-21-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

Jesus.. Where do I even start here. Opus...

Jesus.. Where do I even start here.

Opus said themselves that the droopy chainstay is for improved tire clearance. I guess it could be for reducing the chances of chain slapping as well?

The...
12-21-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

GrainBrain I was using the typical bull horn bar...

GrainBrain I was using the typical bull horn bar ends on my Felt for some time now, Just didn't like needing to switch grips whenever I planned to shift or brake.
12-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

sloppy12 True, I'm okay with going a little...

sloppy12

True, I'm okay with going a little bit lower, than current, but if I need to, I can always flip the stem to point upwards to get the correct stack height.

I don't see any...
12-20-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Iride01 Those surly bars look like the...

Iride01

Those surly bars look like the solution for me here. I'll have to get a new 25.4mm stem however.

My current flat bars have been cut down from stock 720mm.

Personally my injured...
12-20-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Moisture

Converting an XC Bike to Drop Bars

Hello all, due to an elbow injury I have experienced early this year, I am having trouble getting comfortable on bikes with flat bars. As such, I am considering to convert my Felt Doctrine 4 to drop...
12-16-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

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🤣🤣🤣
12-16-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

cubewheels Using 20 or 18t on a rear...

cubewheels

Using 20 or 18t on a rear cassette like a 10 speed 25-12 would cause lots of chain bending with the big cog... its a fine ratio for cruising otherwise.

shelbyfv

Yes overall...
12-15-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

Unfortunately I didn't get to try the rival...

Unfortunately I didn't get to try the rival crankset on my road bike. Shame because I've deduced that 37/47 would be perfect for me and this is the closest I've managed to get to that.

I was...
12-15-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

I'm sure it has nothing to do with what riders...

I'm sure it has nothing to do with what riders actually want (that's if they knew what they actually wanted...) and having... you know? Choices? Other than 34/50?
12-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

No way I'm gonna be cruising the flats with a 50...

No way I'm gonna be cruising the flats with a 50 or 52t.

34 is useful for climbing if paired with something less than 50t. I've had the same experience using 34/50 where 34 was too little and 50t...
12-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

Not sure why I thought my KHS uses a BB30. ...

Not sure why I thought my KHS uses a BB30.

I'm returning the Sram crank and getting 180mm arms 36/48
12-08-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

If you're already here, why aren't you at least...

If you're already here, why aren't you at least adding some useful input?

I am curious to see the two compared against each other either way, as sram is the less popular chioice.
12-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,313
Posted By Moisture

Sram Rival VS. Shimano 105 Road Cranks

Hi all, So i've went for a 2x sram rival crankset, 36/46 compact for my road bike in 175mm crank arm size. My stock 39/53 crankset worked fine, but not enough low gearing with a 12-25 cassette and...
12-08-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Moisture

once frame stack starts to change dramatically,...

once frame stack starts to change dramatically, this is when comparos become slightly more difficult. some bikes have a long headset cup which changes the lower stack you can use. Others have cut...
12-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Moisture

You obviously need to know stem length. Top tube...

You obviously need to know stem length. Top tube length will also play a factor. Also important to consider saddle setback, hence which is why it is important to be able to try the bikes in person...
12-08-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Moisture

Merida is a great brand. The speeder was high on...

Merida is a great brand. The speeder was high on my list if bike availability wasnt an issue at the time.

As for your drop bar concern, they shouldnt cause any issues or pain with anything if...
12-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Moisture

Satori Serpent - Quick Seatpost Review - Saddle Setback

I noticed on both of my mountain bikes that the stock seatpost (15mm) seatback, is about 9 or 10 mm too close to the handlebars for me. I looked around on Amazon and saw the Satori Serpent with 24mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

Thank you for the advice. So breath takingly...

Thank you for the advice. So breath takingly helpful and full of wisdom.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

Maelochs im sorry, but I didn't read any of your...

Maelochs im sorry, but I didn't read any of your nonsense.

guy I bought it from was 6ft 1.

The bike def isn't to big for me. With a shorter stem its a good fit im sure. Haven't tried riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

Shame you bothered to give advice without even...

Shame you bothered to give advice without even checking my previous posts.

110mm is stock. Actually, I read somewhere that stock on this bike was 120mm for the 2012 model year. Mine is a 2008.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

Lol, so I currently have the 90mm stem...

Lol, so I currently have the 90mm stem mounted-7, I dont want to go any shorter than 100 or 90 on a bike like this, as I find that it would only be compensating for a drop bar that is perhaps too...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

shelbyfv I dont think the specs i mentiojed...

shelbyfv

I dont think the specs i mentiojed earlier were accurate. Looks like the drop is 129mm with the 30mm rise factored in and 99mm without, and a 79mm reach?

So it's a pretty shallow...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

You guys are just too, good grief 😆🤣 The...

You guys are just too, good grief 😆🤣

The banana apparently was for scale.

I thought the slight downward angle i had it adjusted to felt pretty comfortable. Looking forward to adjusting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/img_34911_661a06ff7b2ef04cb1b947a09c84d61607c4a4d3.jpg
mprince this is how the previous owner rode the bike..

He was using his own...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

I learned how to avoid the majority of pedal...

I learned how to avoid the majority of pedal striking with a 274mm bb height and 190mm crank arms.

I got some striking while still getting a feel for pedal clearance on this new bike. I adapted...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

not impossible, there are marks on the crank arm...

not impossible, there are marks on the crank arm ends, but the pedals do strike as well yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

shelbyfv actually it seems to be more the end of...

shelbyfv actually it seems to be more the end of the crank arm which strikes before my big honkin platforms lol.

I like how the rise helps to make the hoods seem genuinely comfortable while still...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

shelbyfv the surly bar is 3mm less drop and 1mm...

shelbyfv the surly bar is 3mm less drop and 1mm closer reach despite the 30mm rise, just checked.

I just read somewhere that the width in the drops is 535mm or something like that? Was hoping to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

mstateglfr interesting, it looks like we are...

mstateglfr interesting, it looks like we are proportioned about the same, you are like a bigger version of me xD

Like I said, aesthetics is totally irrelevant to me? Said it again.

shelbyfv...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

shelbyfv the Surly bars are literally almost the...

shelbyfv the Surly bars are literally almost the exact same in sweep and drop/reach, just 2cm wider. So you prefer the 12 sweep over typical straight drop bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,061
Posted By Moisture

That reminds me, gotta go check out that section...

That reminds me, gotta go check out that section rofl
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