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08-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse slicks in whatever size you can fit,...

Rene Herse slicks in whatever size you can fit, preferably in the Extralight version.

I run 38mm Barlow Pass tubeless. I use Orange Seal (this is what they used to recommend). No sidewall...
08-08-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,563
Posted By Deepcherry

Great thread this one! I am currently working...

Great thread this one!
I am currently working on a cruiser E-bike based on a 1970 Mobylette moped, with e-parts source from Ali-Express in kit form. This will sport a rear hub motor.

Next in line...
08-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By Gconan

Bicycle rolling resistance...

Bicycle rolling resistance (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/cx-gravel-reviews/panaracer-gravel-king-sk)
08-02-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,563
Posted By spinnanz

For my DIY, I wanted a light, practical, city...

For my DIY, I wanted a light, practical, city bike, that was a stealth hidden electric. I also like old stuff so I wanted an actual old bike, not an old "style" bike.

I used a 1978 Raleigh steel...
07-31-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By shelbyfv

I've deleted a couple of posts since this thread...

I've deleted a couple of posts since this thread is now where it belongs. I'm in favor of letting the ebikers have their own happy place.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By Darth Lefty

According to the OP's profile his last activity...

According to the OP's profile his last activity was about ten minutes after his first and only post so I guess he found an answer elsewhere
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By squirtdad

most also don't ride 11 miles each way to work ...

most also don't ride 11 miles each way to work it should be noted

IMHO life is too short to not ride a nice bike when you can....even when commuting (i ride vintage steel with modern gear and...
07-30-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,563
Posted By 2old

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a...

My first foray into e-bikes six years ago was a Dillinger 36V, 350w front hub system. The battery was toast after a year, but they replaced it. My daughter wanted an e-cruiser to tool around Las...
07-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By unterhausen

I think I would try a suspension stem.

I think I would try a suspension stem.
07-28-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By balto charlie

I mounted them last night, it was very easy. ...

I mounted them last night, it was very easy. They are heavy though, I was surprised. These are the widest tires I have ridden on my old tourer. I am heading to W. Va to go bike-packing tonight to...
07-24-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By unterhausen

I have both. I generally don't ride the HT on a...

I have both. I generally don't ride the HT on a gravel ride. Some of my favorite gravel rides have short sections that would be nicer on the HT, but it's also entertaining to ride that kind of...
07-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,563
Posted By linberl

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to...

Okay, well I didn't make this myself but props to the guy who did (Jeff Guida) and made it available for those of us who aren't able to build units. And yes, it's a friction drive, but if I was brave...
07-22-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,122
Posted By Phatman

Enh, reviews aren't foolproof either. If the...

Enh, reviews aren't foolproof either. If the person paid for their bike, they won't trash it too much because it makes them look like an idiot for spending too much money on something that sucks. ...
07-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,563
Posted By Doc_Wui

I got good advice here when I did my first DIY...

I got good advice here when I did my first DIY ebike in 2015. Put a 500W hub motor on my aluminum Diamondback and was advised to use torque arms. Instead, I shifted the motor to my steel Trek, and...
07-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,563
Posted By 2old

DIY Systems

Several individuals have written about the excellent success they have had with their DIY kits. This is in contrast to the disingenuous...
07-13-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By csrpenfab

I've been running Orange Seal Endurance in both...

I've been running Orange Seal Endurance in both my gravel bikes. My spare gravel bike is a flat bar Trek FX6S and I recently swapped new tubeless tires onto it after it had been well over a year w/o...
07-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,454
Posted By bwilli88

This ...

This
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07-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Marci

Smile Got the hilltopper

I have arthritis, in nearly every joint. But up until last week I had rode my bike under my own power, but the group I ride with would have to stop and wait lately. So I bit the bullet and got an...
07-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By jblackmd

I just found out about this service. My bike...

I just found out about this service. My bike really needs a good going over, and in these COVID days the local shop wants me to make an appointment just to drop it off, and they'll have it for 2-3...
06-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By DarKris

Slightly off topic but both of my gravel...

Slightly off topic but both of my gravel "specific" bikes are now set up with the bars just about level with the saddle. It's a comfort thing and it allows me to actually run the drops without...
06-05-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,058
Posted By dabac

I found that torque-sensing to me provides more...

I found that torque-sensing to me provides more of an incentive to put the effort in myself. I add more, and the motor adds more. Feels so natural.
With a cadence system, Iím far more likely to...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,412
Posted By FiftySix

I like this FAQ about avoiding the $100 shipping...

I like this FAQ about avoiding the $100 shipping fee.

"Can I pick the bike up in San Diego and avoid the shipping charge? Sorry, we expect a very busy shipping season and to speed up all...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,412
Posted By Darth Lefty

lf only you had shared your vision with the world...

lf only you had shared your vision with the world then, we wouldn't have a bike now called Babymaker
05-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By rosefarts

You're getting a lot of answers from people who...

You're getting a lot of answers from people who don't race. I don't know if you can take a lot of responses seriously.

Look for a sub 20lb bike that can fit 40's. Good chance this means carbon but...
05-13-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By Rides4Beer

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock...

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock Revolt, it has no problems going fast, even at 22lbs. It's more about the engine than the bike, so long as the bike is well maintained and equipped for...
05-11-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By thenomad

SKS thermoplastic fenders have worked very well...

SKS thermoplastic fenders have worked very well for me commuting. Use the plastic quick releases to avoid a bad situation if you hit debris.
As for debris, whenever I've gone over gravel on the...
05-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By 2old

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90...

You'll have a tough time keeping your HR below 90 just looking at that bike.
04-30-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,906
Posted By badger_biker

Well I thought I'd update all of you who gave me...

Well I thought I'd update all of you who gave me some great suggestions and information.
As much as I liked the Cutthroat with the higher stack height I opted for the Diamondback Haanjo 5C EXP. If...
03-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,160
Posted By HTupolev

That's a different issue. Obviously bike...

That's a different issue. Obviously bike manufacturers make an assumption about the shape of a typical rider on a given frame permutation, and choose a stem per that assumption. What Chas is delving...
03-22-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,394
Posted By Junkbeast

Yeah my statement was ambiguous; see my edit.. ...

Yeah my statement was ambiguous; see my edit.. Like you I'm really happy with mine. I'm glad I took the leap of faith and ordered it sight unseen and with only their fit guidelines when some people...
03-19-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,160
Posted By jp911

I'm about your height, although I think I have...

I'm about your height, although I think I have more height in my torso than you (32" inseam). I ride a 56cm gravel bike and I use a 80mm stem, which I find improves steeper and more technical...
02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By wesmamyke

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm...

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm spindle for anyone else looking for the information.

Offset to the drive side obviously, not sure of the exact amount yet. Seems to be 10mm or so.
02-16-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By unterhausen

Moderator's note: Let's drop the points in...

Moderator's note: Let's drop the points in Rollfast's posts, please. I think there probably could be a thread along those lines in P&R, but not here
02-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,357
Posted By Rides4Beer

Sounds like you can't go wrong with either one....

Sounds like you can't go wrong with either one. Pretty impressive, imo, that we have choices among big offroad tires that can still roll fast.
02-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,521
Posted By jfranci3

I just got a set of these after I saw they were...

I just got a set of these after I saw they were 5w/tire better than GK SKs (and everything else) on the roller test from RoadBike DE https://www.roadbike.de/rennrad-parts/11-gravel-reifen-im-test/...
02-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,799
Posted By jfranci3

As basic advice here, there's a LOT of options on...

As basic advice here, there's a LOT of options on the market now. Being a MN guy, I don't think you need to go full 50c / 2" tire (Open ; Rodeo) unless you want to go full rocky/muddy adventure. 43c...
02-04-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,521
Posted By tFUnK

Got my 700x40 Terra Speeds last week and finally...

Got my 700x40 Terra Speeds last week and finally put them on today. They were pretty difficult to mount onto my xc279 rims. Not doable without a lever IMO. They measured out to 37mm on the xc279s...
Replies: 82
Views: 12,850
Posted By 700wheel

The rescue attempt was successful thanks to hard...

The rescue attempt was successful thanks to hard work by a group of concerned people. A contract has been signed and the rebirth of the velodrome is in progress. :) :winter:
01-30-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

/thread

/thread
01-13-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,521
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yesterday I previewed a 100k course for a gravel...

Yesterday I previewed a 100k course for a gravel race I'm doing next month, the Terra Speeds were great! Ran them at 37/47psi (I'm 185lbs) and had no issues through gravel, some mud, sand, and they...
01-06-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 47,066
Posted By shoota

105 is $199....

105 is $199. https://store.stagescycling.com/GEN-3-STAGES-POWER-L-105-5800-Power-Meter?length=4
Replies: 22
Views: 3,322
Posted By gravelschlub

I did a nearly private Track 201 lesson today...

I did a nearly private Track 201 lesson today with Dale Hughes. Leaning the bike over, pace lining, my first flying lap - so much fun. Definitely need to find time to do some open track time over...
11-13-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By Hmmm

Yes, huge. Ramblers are noticeably faster, more...

Yes, huge. Ramblers are noticeably faster, more aggressive on pavement. You know the fast feeling they have. I feel like I'm hitting road tire speeds with the Ramblers. Riddler 45s are big fluffy...
11-12-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By Koyote

When you have broken spokes, did the rims stay...

When you have broken spokes, did the rims stay true enough to ride home? I have wondered if cf rims have greater inherent structural integrity and hence might be rideable even with low-spoke counts...
11-07-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 47,066
Posted By loheiman

Not a cyclocross/gravel deal but the best road...

Not a cyclocross/gravel deal but the best road tires for a second/road wheelset: Continental GP5000 Tubeless 700 x 32 are $51 with free shipping: ...
11-07-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By mstateglfr

I discovered the issue. - I tried to put...

I discovered the issue.

- I tried to put air back in and call it good, but it slowly leaked out thru the night.
- Next I added some sealant, pumped the tire back up and spun it, but it still...
11-05-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,887
Posted By Hmmm

I'm just sick of people saying they need a gravel...

I'm just sick of people saying they need a gravel bike not a CX bike, like CX bikes can't go off road. THEY BOTH GO OFF ROAD WELL AND ARE LOADS OF FUN.
11-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,849
Posted By dwmckee

Yep. Gravel is where Carbon fiber really...

Yep. Gravel is where Carbon fiber really acceleratesd in advantage over aluminum and steel because of the unique advantages with carbon of greatly varying stiffness and compliance in different...
10-30-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,709
Posted By mdcoram

Makes a lot of sense. The checkpoint feels more...

Makes a lot of sense. The checkpoint feels more natural to me than the other gravel bikes I've ridden so I'm down to just trying to decide whether to buy the 2019 at a deep discount now or save some...
10-29-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,444
Posted By dwmckee

I am not sure what this comment is based on. Hunt...

I am not sure what this comment is based on. Hunt wheels are fine and a good value for the price. We sell a lot of them in our shop for a good quality second set of gravel wheels. We have had ZERO...
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