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06-21-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,331
Posted By Koyote

What indy said. We last bought a new car in...

What indy said.

We last bought a new car in 2011. Took my checkbook to the dealer, but put it away when they offered financing at .9%. I left our money in a mutual fund that gained more than 60%...
06-18-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By Darth Lefty

Noonievut Racing regulation reaches far down...

Noonievut Racing regulation reaches far down below the most prestigious races. (Hence jokes about "Cat 6" racers). If a race like Unbound is regulated, and very popular, then you need to qualify for...
06-16-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,909
Posted By shelbyfv

I carry Crank Bros multi tools that include a...

I carry Crank Bros multi tools that include a chain tool. Kind of heavy, there may be newer and lighter choices. Also spare quick links in 10 and 11. I've never broken a chain but I've used both...
06-16-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,982
Posted By rosefarts

Are you really that stupid to believe that people...

Are you really that stupid to believe that people have switched shifting platforms because of math?

Bro, you are straight up delusional. One of those old curmudgeons who makes things up to explain...
06-15-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,359
Posted By Rolla

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

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06-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By unterhausen

I know someone that had a full rigid MTB that he...

I know someone that had a full rigid MTB that he put a suspension fork on. The better suspension forks are light, and in his case, the suspension fork was lighter than the stock aluminum rigid fork.
06-13-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By unterhausen

I tried to get them to change the description of...

I tried to get them to change the description of the forum and failed. It's still really confusing. I suppose the change to "unbround" happened when the name of DK got changed.
06-13-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Bingod

"Unbround Gravel"?

Just noticed this in the forum description. Needs more time in the oven perhaps?
06-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By bonsai171

Love that paint! Dave

Love that paint!

Dave
06-13-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,982
Posted By sloar

So I can crank up my ear buds and not have to...

So I can crank up my ear buds and not have to wonder if my chain is rubbing on the front derailleur.
06-09-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,982
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Also helpful in gravel frame design by allowing...

Also helpful in gravel frame design by allowing much larger tires while maintaining fairly short chainstays.
06-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 873
Posted By franswa

might as well add the wolverine in the mix

might as well add the wolverine in the mix
06-07-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I use the following formula: (Weight of...

I use the following formula:

(Weight of Rider + Bike) (in kg) divided by (cycling tips gravel rating x 3) + (riders age divided by 3)

Finally, multiply the answer to the above by zero, and add...
06-07-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By scottfsmith

Formula for tire width for gravel

Noonievut suggested on a recent thread here (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1212012-what-s-your-minimum-preferred-tire-width-gravel-riding-3.html#post22088278) that...
06-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By fredlord

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful,...

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful, ham-fisted, impractical buffoon with more money than sense who nevertheless sports a powerful set of glutes and quadriceps more than capable of...
06-02-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By Toadmeister

Yes. Go tubeless. Why you’d want to fart...

Yes. Go tubeless. Why you’d want to fart around this option is beyond me.
05-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dwmckee

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar...

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar gravel bike and started with proper gravel bike dimensions for the owner then tried to make them work on the MTB frame. The handlebars had to be right...
05-28-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By DarKris

My current bike cept carbon/titanium. Or just...

My current bike cept carbon/titanium. Or just 5lbs lighter.

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05-27-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By mstateglfr

- custom steel frame so that it doesnt have to...

- custom steel frame so that it doesnt have to meet euro impact standards and can be lighter. external cables, threaded bb, 44mm head tube. geometry that has 75mm bb drop, 73deg sta, 72deg hta,...
05-26-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By Rolla

My dreams are pretty modest, so I'm thinking of...

My dreams are pretty modest, so I'm thinking of actually having this built: steel frame, carbon fork, singlespeed drivetrain, dropper post, hydro discs, tons of tire clearance, probably 650b....
05-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Koyote

I would choose the widest tires I need for the...

I would choose the widest tires I need for the terrain. Unless you are a top-tier gravel racer, I'm not sure that aero effects trump any other concerns when it comes to tires.
05-03-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By Badger6

Fix that last part. Easier said than done, but do...

Fix that last part. Easier said than done, but do it. I took a hiatus from riding bikes seriously for about 10 years (I never stopped, but I damn sure stopped putting out big miles), and when I...
04-26-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By Koyote

I have used the standard (tan sidewall) Resolutes...

I have used the standard (tan sidewall) Resolutes for almost two years and been very happy with them - and unlike mstateglfr , I have no issue with weeping sidewalls. (I use Orange Seal.)

Haven't...
04-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By mstateglfr

The multicolor splatter BG RR frame is the...

The multicolor splatter BG RR frame is the epitome of period correct coolness.
04-13-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,538
Posted By mstateglfr

The OP was simply voicing their experience and...

The OP was simply voicing their experience and concerns.
You seem to have taken the words as an attack on riding on roads and in traffic, but it isnt that.

I am confident everyone here is aware...
04-08-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By Wilbur76

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned...

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned to be used with their KitchenSink bars that have extra bar real estate. https://redshiftsports.com/products/cruise-control-really-long-bar-tape
...
04-07-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Squeeze

Off topic, but I really like your homemade stand....

Off topic, but I really like your homemade stand. Hope it's not patented, as I'm probably going to copy it. :thumb:
04-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5,021
Views: 3,525,875
Posted By TurboTalon

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Kilot WT Flat bar w 32c strada LGG
03-31-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,670
Posted By bOsscO

Belgian gravel; ...

Belgian gravel;
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03-31-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,670
Posted By tyrion

Rectangular gravel: ...

Rectangular gravel:

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03-31-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,670
Posted By tyrion

Reinforced gravel: ...

Reinforced gravel:

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03-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,670
Posted By tyrion

That's microgravel.

That's microgravel.
03-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,670
Posted By franswa

Bout to start a "packed dirt" sub-forum. Who's...

Bout to start a "packed dirt" sub-forum. Who's in!?
03-18-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Rolla

Guess we won't be seeing you in any cyclocross...

Guess we won't be seeing you in any cyclocross races...
03-18-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Helldorado

Mud Hating Gravel Riders Discussion & Support Group

I love gravel riding. Love it. But I hate it when it gets muddy. If I know that the ride will be muddy - I don't go. If an otherwise dry ride has a muddy patch or section, I grit my teeth really...
03-17-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By HTupolev

I'd generally recommend getting a ride in on them...

I'd generally recommend getting a ride in on them before a big event, but that's mostly to reduce the risk of dealing with an early-failure defect or a mounting error.
03-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By mstateglfr

Breaking in tires isnt something I have ever...

Breaking in tires isnt something I have ever thought to do, read about, or heard is necessary. Just make sure they hold air then ride.
03-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Rolla

I've never understood the appeal of ignoring your...

I've never understood the appeal of ignoring your chain for long periods of time. To me it's like cleaning the toilet: do it every week and it's an easy five-minute job. Put it off for a month and...
03-15-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Rolla

I'd ask the manufacturer what they recommend....

I'd ask the manufacturer what they recommend. Personally, I wouldn't try to get 900 miles out of a single application of any lube, but that's me.
03-15-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By tyrion

Never heard of this before. If the tire is truly...

Never heard of this before. If the tire is truly seated, it should take some effort to push the bead off the "shelf" of the rim. My guess is that the tire wasn't seated completely (even though it...
03-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By billyymc

One suggestion is when you're initially seating...

One suggestion is when you're initially seating the tires do it without the sealant in there. Once they seat, let the air out, add sealant, and re-inflate. Less mess.

Can't comment on why they...
03-06-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By seinberg

Yes. You will. I had the same group on my old...

Yes. You will. I had the same group on my old CAAD10 and actually came to really like it. If you've got a good deal and want or need the bike, so it!
03-03-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,780
Posted By Russ Roth

I wouldn't drop a wheelsize for that small a tire...

I wouldn't drop a wheelsize for that small a tire increase though mostly due to cost. The 650b is a 586 diameter while the 700c is 622, so that moves the BB and pedals 18mm closer to the ground, your...
02-27-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By mstateglfr

Post more, then post a pic.

Post more, then post a pic.
02-27-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Rage

I like your enthusiasm.

I like your enthusiasm.
02-24-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,720
Posted By msu2001la

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is...

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is getting away from cars/traffic and into areas that are more rural, quiet and natural. I like mountain biking for those reasons too, but dislike being...
02-23-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,720
Posted By bOsscO

If you're flatting more on gravel rides than road...

If you're flatting more on gravel rides than road rides, you're doing something wrong or there's something wrong with your tires.
Silicosis is (almost) always a result of chronic exposure at work,...
02-22-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,720
Posted By chaadster

To be clear, gravel riding does not mean...

To be clear, gravel riding does not mean off-road, which is otherwise called trail riding. People certainly take gravel bikes on trails, but as noted above, “gravel riding” simply means riding on...
02-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I just fitted a 46/30t bikingreen chainring set...

I just fitted a 46/30t bikingreen chainring set (look on eBay, about $85) on my compact crank for lower gearing. It uses proprietary rings. The quality is good, they pedal and shift smoothly. I do...
02-15-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By HTupolev

That won't work. Shimano changed their 10-speed...

That won't work. Shimano changed their 10-speed road compatibility in 2015 when they launched Tiagra 4700, and that includes GRX400.

The cassettes use the same spacing as the old 10-speed...
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