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02-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 780
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Posted By Wilbur76

Surly Truck Stop Bars. Because I’m too old to...

Surly Truck Stop Bars. Because I’m too old to bend another 30mm....
02-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 184,129
Posted By mstateglfr

Silca had a different BOA wedge rollbag that is...

Silca had a different BOA wedge rollbag that is now discontinued- reviews were full of complaints about the bag slipping out and dumping everything. Its what kept me from trying the roll, even...
02-16-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 184,129
Posted By chaadster

I recently snagged a Silca Mattone seat bag, on...

I recently snagged a Silca Mattone seat bag, on sale from Silca. It’s nicely made, as expected, and even though I need it for a minimal road emergency kit only, it’s small enough that I figured it...
02-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,358
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel...

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel Canyon/Lopez Canyon loop-->Montrose. 61+ miles total. This is my longest ride since returning to the bike a little more than a year ago....
01-28-21, 03:04 PM
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Views: 3,467,468
Posted By Wilbur76

Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to...

Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to gravel drop bar 1x10 conversion. Here’s the link I posted on the C&V page with more pics and parts list. Pic for your attention....
08-07-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 184,129
Posted By srode1

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

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Apidura bolt on toptube bag, waterproof and big - will try it out...
07-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By chas58

Oh yeah, I get clogged valves. Valve stem is...

Oh yeah, I get clogged valves.

Valve stem is easy to clean.
My cores get gunked up too. With the core out of the stem, I press down (to "open" the valve) and there tends to be a lot of gunk...
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By chas58

+1. Highly recommended. One of the best bang...

+1. Highly recommended. One of the best bang for the buck tools I have ever bought. Never thought of it before tubeless, but it makes life so much easier (and sometimes solves impossible jobs).
...
06-16-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,531
Posted By jimincalif

I also have the Schwalbe G-One All Arounds in 38...

I also have the Schwalbe G-One All Arounds in 38 on my Niner RDO and have been pretty pleased with them. They roll faster on pavement than I expected.
03-18-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By sarhog

New bike day, Salsa style

Sold my old Kona Jake, so I bought a leftover Cutthroat for a steal.
...
03-17-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By srode1

New Bike Day

Well, it's actually been ready to ride for a couple weeks but finally got it out for the first ride today - road wheels on it for this spin, not gravel.
2020 RLT 9 RDO home brew...
03-16-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 3,467,468
Posted By noglider

csrpenfab I think you went over the legal limit...

csrpenfab I think you went over the legal limit of fun for the day.
02-15-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
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...
01-29-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,044
Posted By srode1

I built the frame up from scratch, but you could...

I built the frame up from scratch, but you could certainly have a shop swap out the BB for you if you aren't comfortable doing it. The BB is about $60 online, and it would take a decent mechanic...
01-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By shoota

Ha, I often think the same thing. I'm 100% sure I...

Ha, I often think the same thing. I'm 100% sure I could do better than bikesdirect.com.
01-12-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By gravelfan

Talk to the hub manufacturer. I have adapters...

Talk to the hub manufacturer. I have adapters for my ENVE hubs so I can run the wheels on my 15mm Niner RLT fork and a 12mm Trek Domane fork.
01-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 68,181
Posted By joesch

The SART from Green River/91 to HB no longer has...

The SART from Green River/91 to HB no longer has homeless camps with the big one at Anaheim/Katella now fenced off and totally cleaned up.
Green River/91 to Yorba Reg. Park is still being improved...
01-09-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,083
Posted By 2cam16

Been using self-fusing for a few years now and...

Been using self-fusing for a few years now and will never go back to electrical tape.
01-09-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,638
Posted By FlashBazbo

What has changed? Literally everything. ...

What has changed? Literally everything. Multiple times. An account of the changes would be far too long for this forum. Perhaps it would be better if I described the things that have long-term...
01-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By davei1980

Jones Plus LWB for gravel/adventure

I hope to do more exploring and "adventure" riding/light bickpacking in 2020. I live in a really interesting part of the world where it's easy to get lost for a few days in the woods without going...
01-09-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,139
Posted By jimincalif

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel...

I have the G-One all-arounds in 38mm on my gravel bike, and I'm running tubeless. My riding on them was probably about 80/20 road/dirt until I got a separate wheelset for road tires.

For your...
01-06-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,083
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't stretch the last inch or so. If you do, it...

Don't stretch the last inch or so. If you do, it will creep back and peel up. As someone else pointed out, self-fusing silicone tape is superior in every way and has no adhesive to ooze out and make...
01-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,794
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Interesting info in here: ...

Interesting info in here:

http://www.ihpva.org/HParchive/PDF/hp50-2000.pdf

From the work: "Experimental results indicated that
the efficiency of the chain drive varied
as a function of chain...
01-03-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By celesteguy

30 miles of New Years gravel on a textbook...

30 miles of New Years gravel on a textbook perfect So CA chamber of commerce day! 60’s and blue sunny skies.

Dude, nice looking bike and the ride sounds great too.
01-03-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,224
Posted By srode1

I think it really depends on how you will ride...

I think it really depends on how you will ride your bike and the tire choice. If you are doing double centuries on rough courses like DK200, and have the disposable income, the Carbon Frame is the...
12-28-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 72,358
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Cool ride this morning. Solo 40 miles on SART....

Cool ride this morning. Solo 40 miles on SART. The hanging silicone light ball sack was part of my Christmas present from my 37 year old daughter ha ha! :D..along with a few cycling t shirts and some...
12-04-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,748
Posted By AU Tiger

This has been my experience as well. I've got a...

This has been my experience as well. I've got a little over 1,000 miles on it, and I cannot imagine going back to a flat-bar hybrid. I'm very glad I started on one when I got into biking a few years...
12-04-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,748
Posted By CarloM

If you have a need or use for it, yes it's...

If you have a need or use for it, yes it's definitely a good bike. For me it was just languishing and I don't have anyone else who would make use of it, so off it went. Surprisingly few of my friends...
12-04-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,748
Posted By CarloM

I just got an email saying they received and...

I just got an email saying they received and checked out the bike and are honoring the quote, so "the check will soon be in the mail". The quotes are non-binding (you have 72 hours to take action) so...
11-11-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 184,129
Posted By HTupolev

HED Belgium+ 650b rims ...

HED Belgium+ 650b rims

https://i.imgur.com/qQJWugw.jpg

CX-Ray Spokes

https://i.imgur.com/80okOxb.jpg

RS770 hubs
11-05-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,176
Posted By thehammerdog

U know that carbon fiber has zero relationship...

U know that carbon fiber has zero relationship with plastic?
11-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,601
Posted By chas58

That s a good example. When we were in our 30's,...

That s a good example. When we were in our 30's, bikes were super stiff. That was how we rolled. I used to really suffer over washboard. The other day I was going over some really nasty...
11-01-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,601
Posted By dwmckee

Cannondale spent all of their R&D since the 80's...

Cannondale spent all of their R&D since the 80's making aluminum stiffer and lighter. Great for road, not so great for gravel. Rather than going back to ground zero for gravel frame development...
10-31-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,176
Posted By Chi_Z

with the cost of R&D and custom molds, this frame...

with the cost of R&D and custom molds, this frame arguably has higher production cost compared to Moots where they just pick the tubes length and weld
10-30-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,702
Posted By mpls85

I converted my Kona Rove ST to flatbar because I...

I converted my Kona Rove ST to flatbar because I was using it mostly for family rides around the neighborhood (and because I can't help but incessantly tinker with my bikes). Most of the relevant...
10-28-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,702
Posted By I.B.Roots

Just bought a Salsa Journeyman Sora 650b. Pretty...

Just bought a Salsa Journeyman Sora 650b. Pretty nice, smooth ride. But I'm thinking longer distances so added Moloko bars yesterday. Waiting for the ergon grips to arrive to really get out but took...
10-28-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 3,467,468
Posted By ab_antiquo

2017 Niner RLT RDO (Made in Vietnam by humans and...

2017 Niner RLT RDO (Made in Vietnam by humans and robots, carbon frame), designed specifically as a Gravel Grinder.
The bike is relatively quick for a gravel frame and handles chunk better than my...
10-27-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By biketampa

If my bike was 20 lbs, I wouldn’t worry about it....

If my bike was 20 lbs, I wouldn’t worry about it. My bike is 26+ lbs. So it’s a noticeable weight difference between my gravel bike and road bike.
10-27-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 3,467,468
Posted By Homebrew01

MOD NOTE TO ALL: Let's lighten up on the personal...

MOD NOTE TO ALL: Let's lighten up on the personal jabs, Thanks
10-24-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,826
Views: 584,300
Posted By CarloM

So I took out my vernier calipers did some...

So I took out my vernier calipers did some measurements for you and took a pic. The 35c Panaracer Gravel King SK TLC set up tubeless at 55 psi, on the stock Bontrager Affinity TLR wheels (21mm...
10-22-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,907
Posted By Hypno Toad

Forgot to post a picture of my shoes and cleats...

Forgot to post a picture of my shoes and cleats .... see they're clean in messy conditions. :lol:
...
10-22-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rje58

I would look to cut weight directly above the...

I would look to cut weight directly above the saddle - unless that part is already anorexic or malnourished.
10-20-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,769
Posted By Metieval

if you got the wheels/hubs you want then qr/r and...

if you got the wheels/hubs you want then qr/r and ta/f is non issue.

I always have a 4 and 5 allen wrench in bike bag. sometimes that's my only tools. a simple bolt on TA. to me makes sense. Oh...
10-19-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,769
Posted By wsteve464

Not sure what kind of through axle forks dabac...

Not sure what kind of through axle forks dabac has but all the ones I have have a lip/U slot on the inside that fits the wheel hub that allows for very little movement. When I first got back to...
10-19-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,769
Posted By Metieval

the advantages of having precision steering from...

the advantages of having precision steering from a thru axle far out weighed the annoying factor of misaligned brakes of the QR & disc brake marriage.

as in even if QR worked perfectly every...
10-18-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,936
Posted By gus6464

Almost all of my tools are jenson's in house...

Almost all of my tools are jenson's in house brand foundation and they work great. Also what hydro cable are you cutting that it needs a $60 cutter? I use the standard shifter cable cutter which I...
10-10-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 184,129
Posted By jtm54

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/43e2102d_4743_4b93_bd2c_dc5ae42e4909_8c2c362ea69b48565b0ab091180de962702affea.jpeg

I got one of the 2019 GR Pros Lynsey has on...
10-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,259
Posted By gus6464

Hmm at 3 grand you have a lot of options out...

Hmm at 3 grand you have a lot of options out there that aren't a Trek. Off the top of my head:

Niner RLT 9
Ibis Hakka MX (Jenson build)
New Santa Cruz Stigmata

All more versatile bikes with...
10-04-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,259
Posted By pinsonp2

Well, to each his own though it did reduce the...

Well, to each his own though it did reduce the bike weight by 1.5lbs over the stock on the SL5. That's why if a Checkpoint is the choice, the SL6 for $300 more is a better value based on the wheels...
10-02-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,517
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The fork is an ENVE and the fender is made by...

The fork is an ENVE and the fender is made by them for this fork only.

It doesn’t do much.
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