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07-06-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By biketampa

same saddle

same saddle
06-19-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By biketampa

you are worrying to worry IMO. ride your bike and...

you are worrying to worry IMO. ride your bike and enjoy it.
06-19-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By biketampa

I guess that makes you feel superior. I have...

I guess that makes you feel superior. I have bikes with 1x, 2x, 3x setups. They all work fine for me. I just donít get this judgmental attitude some here have.
06-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
Posted By biketampa

for gravel, I donít think matters very little. I...

for gravel, I donít think matters very little. I think itís cool when you get some of these former pro roadies involved but it doesnít affect my decision to race or not race. Something like unbound...
06-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,349
Posted By biketampa

I love the idea that because somebody doesnít...

I love the idea that because somebody doesnít want to do their own bike maintenance theyíre just lazy and spending time on Facebook and Instagram. thatís the definition of old man yelling at cloud....
06-18-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By biketampa

Cycling is great sport for those who love to...

Cycling is great sport for those who love to continuously tinker with things whether it's tires, handlebars, saddles, gear setup, etc. There is a never ending list of things to tinker with. I...
06-13-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
Posted By biketampa

I absolutely love having fast guys like former...

I absolutely love having fast guys like former road racers doing doing gravel events. Itís cool seeing the times they put up. And IMO UCI in gravel is unnecessary and will only bring a myriad of...
06-13-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
Posted By biketampa

as far as I can tell their results data is messed...

as far as I can tell their results data is messed up. They had a larger field this year. I had a friend do it and she said they had 120 in the field. She dropped out when there were 50 people left. ...
06-12-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,561
Posted By biketampa

ha! Iím no longer in Tampa and donít know how to...

ha! Iím no longer in Tampa and donít know how to change my username on this forum.
06-12-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,561
Posted By biketampa

I like not having to tinker with a front...

I like not having to tinker with a front derailleur. Most of my gravel rides are mostly gravel and the limited paved areas Iím happy to have a bit of a breather.
06-12-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
Posted By biketampa

Very cool. 357 miles is a grind.

Very cool. 357 miles is a grind.
05-14-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By biketampa

yes people use those mounts. Bike packing and...

yes people use those mounts. Bike packing and bottle cages for long self supported gravel events.
05-02-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By biketampa

Gloves recommendation

I have a pair of poc full fingered mountain bike gloves. Theyíre nice but they can get warm for some of my warmer long ride. And I would like a little more padding. Not crazy thick padding though.
...
04-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By biketampa

Iíve tried the gravel kings in multiple sizes and...

Iíve tried the gravel kings in multiple sizes and just canít get into them. I know lots of people love them but just not for me. I love my wtb resolutes size 42 for yucky conditions but they never...
04-23-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,776
Posted By biketampa

I definitely prefer gravel and have a nice 20...

I definitely prefer gravel and have a nice 20 mile gravel loop that is 95% gravel and itís a common route for cyclists and there are still houses and farms so I never feel too isolated.

I still...
04-23-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By biketampa

I was thinking that might be the case. The...

I was thinking that might be the case. The renegade is a nice bike. I almost bought one a couple years ago but got a deal on another bike. But I have a Ventura race and one of their hard tails. I...
04-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By biketampa

When did Jamis bikes drop all but one road bike model?

I havenít been to their site in a while but went there today and noticed the only road bikes theyíre now selling are their Ventura models? They used to have xenith and quest models? is it due to...
04-23-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,524
Posted By biketampa

why not switch to tubeless? Or do goat heads rip...

why not switch to tubeless? Or do goat heads rip too big a hole? I donít have goatheads where I ride. At least not enough that I would be made aware if their presence with tons of flats
04-23-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,524
Posted By biketampa

me neither. And Iím tubeless on my gravel bike...

me neither. And Iím tubeless on my gravel bike which is what I ride most frequently.
04-21-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

Dropped it off for service at the shop and...

Dropped it off for service at the shop and mechanic did suspect the cable is sticking someplace. So we shall see if itís just that.
04-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

Thanks for the input all. At this point Iíve only...

Thanks for the input all. At this point Iíve only made things worse. Maybe the cable or housing needs to be replaced which I donít feel like doing so Iím going to take it to the experts to sort out.
04-20-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

i sized the chain. I actually sized it too big to...

i sized the chain. I actually sized it too big to start. Then removed a link to get it where I wanted. I have different wheels and when I change them I need to adjust the limit screws slightly. And...
04-20-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

Iíll definitely check the b screw. the high...

Iíll definitely check the b screw.

the high limit screw seems fine. I just follow a park tools video where you make it too tight so it starts pushing chain into next cog making noise then back it...
04-20-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

yes. shifter was in high gear position. But b...

yes. shifter was in high gear position. But b tension is one thing I have not checked. thanks. I will make sure to check that next.
04-20-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

no. I did not size from the old chain. and I...

no. I did not size from the old chain. and I don't feel like adjusting limit screws is rocket science.
04-20-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By biketampa

trouble shifting to biggest cassette cog

I have a sram rival 1 long cage rear derailleur. front is 1x. I'm having the biggest issue getting it to shift into the biggest cog. rear cassette is sram 11-42 which is what came with bike. I...
04-18-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By biketampa

thanks. Yeah. I think Iíll just have to play...

thanks. Yeah. I think Iíll just have to play around with some different bars and stem length as well shuffling of spacers on my stem. The size 42 definitely felt too narrow. And the shallower drop...
04-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By biketampa

Handlebar backsweep effect on reach?

So my existing bar is a lauf smoothie bar. Reach is 80mm. Backsweep of 3 degrees. And drop of 125 mm. This is the bar I had with my bike fitting done with. My main issue is the drop of 125 mm. I...
04-04-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By biketampa

Iíd email Giant.

Iíd email Giant.
03-19-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By biketampa

Boyd cycling

Boyd cycling
03-19-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By biketampa

I donít mind mud as long as I can ride through it...

I donít mind mud as long as I can ride through it without a big struggle. If itís long sections of mud that itís sapping my energy riding through then I wonít be happy. I few mud bogs that may...
03-19-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,070
Posted By biketampa

of course riding gravel is not zero risk but most...

of course riding gravel is not zero risk but most gravel routes have far less or zero traffic so fewer vehicles is almost certainly going to mean lowering oneís risk of getting hit while riding.
03-19-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,829
Posted By biketampa

I have different wheelsets with 11-42 cassettes...

I have different wheelsets with 11-42 cassettes so plan to just keep those. I donít worry so much about hammering downhills especially if Iím doing long events where Iím not hammering it anyway
03-18-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By biketampa

this. If it tubeless I at least get one decent...

this. If it tubeless I at least get one decent ride in to make sure no issues.
03-18-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,829
Posted By biketampa

Iím definitely going to at 38t as well.

Iím definitely going to at 38t as well.
03-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,829
Posted By biketampa

Thanks for the tips all. Think Iíll try a 40t...

Thanks for the tips all. Think Iíll try a 40t chainring and see how that feels
03-17-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,829
Posted By biketampa

1x gravel gearing suggestions

My gravel bike currently has 42 tooth chainring up front and cassette is 11-42. Is anybody doing something like 38 or 40 up front and 11-42 in back. If so, how do you like it?

where I ride itís...
03-09-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,286
Posted By biketampa

For those interested. I ran the lezyne multidrive...

For those interested. I ran the lezyne multidrive for my race and it worked great. If I was alone I bumped it up to 1000 lumens if needed. In a group I toggled it to 500 lumens. One battery pack...
03-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By biketampa

frame bag might be a good option. I have a fair...

frame bag might be a good option. I have a fair amount of crap to load up but that might work.
03-02-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By biketampa

in my riding the adapter hasnít given me issues....

in my riding the adapter hasnít given me issues. The rubber backing can sort of flatten against the fork. I canít imagine being able to pull the Velcro strap hard enough to damage the fork blades. To...
03-02-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,748
Posted By biketampa

I do most of my own stuff. Honestly itís not...

I do most of my own stuff. Honestly itís not normally much work to maintain. I struggled a bit recently with a tubeless setup. Some stuff Iíve never done like changes hydraulic fluid so might take...
03-02-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By biketampa

why is that? Theyíre two fish adapters. Just a...

why is that? Theyíre two fish adapters. Just a rubber backup against the fork that is held in place by a Velcro strap

Quick cage adapter (https://twofish.biz/quick-cage-adapter/)
03-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By biketampa

thanks. Iím currently able to fit two bottles...

thanks. Iím currently able to fit two bottles inside the triangle (along with frame bag) and a bottle under the down tube. So Iím adding 1-2 bottles on the forks. I didnít notice much difference when...
03-02-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By biketampa

Best location for bottle cage adapter mounts on fork

I have a lauf true grit gravel bike. No bottle cage mounts on the fork. I have a long event so throwing some cage adapter mounts on each fork. Is it better to have them located higher or lower on the...
02-22-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,144
Posted By biketampa

I have a Fabric Scoop Elite Shallow saddle on my...

I have a Fabric Scoop Elite Shallow saddle on my road and gravel bikes. Only about $45 each. Just seem to fit my sit bones just right. But biggest investment is bike fits. A fit for my tri bike and...
02-16-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,397
Posted By biketampa

my road bike has rim brakes. No issues with them....

my road bike has rim brakes. No issues with them. But my gravel bike has disc brakes and I definitely prefer them for that bike since I need all the stopping power I can get as gravel road conditions...
02-16-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By biketampa

this is the flaw. ...

this is the flaw.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5a041f9c_36bd_423f_9387_7efa0b8dde87_e399ec5a6afd94956a99367d37ecf5a9676a266e.jpeg
02-15-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By biketampa

Iíll get a pic later. Itís not near a spoke hole.

Iíll get a pic later. Itís not near a spoke hole.
02-15-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By biketampa

what to do with tiny flaw in tubeless rim tape?

There is a very tiny flaw in rim tape on a tubeless rim I have. Think of the size of a pencil head. Rest of rim tape is fine. The mark is like a few mms from the rim edge. Should I do something with...
02-14-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,727
Posted By biketampa

train to speed? What? Youíre not thinking...

train to speed? What? Youíre not thinking clearly. So many things effect speed. The bike youíre riding. The tires. The tire pressure. The road conditions. The weather. Especially wind. Thatís EXACTLY...
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