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Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,692
Posted By drewtk

You should call ahead, but I don’t think most RV...

You should call ahead, but I don’t think most RV parks will allow you to tent camp. I used to RV quite a bit a never seen a tent camper before, ever. But maybe because no one tried. Some RV parks...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,538
Posted By drewtk

Damn, really sorry to hear about this, but sounds...

Damn, really sorry to hear about this, but sounds like it could have been a lot worse.

I don’t know about the pain and suffering, but, and I hate to say it, insurance is not going to pay you all...
11-07-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,483
Posted By drewtk

The Garmin Varia radar tail light is the best...

The Garmin Varia radar tail light is the best investment I've made for on road safety, aside from a helmet of course. The radar will notify your bike computer when a vehicle is approaching from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By drewtk

Post #4...

Post #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) above lays everything out very well. I use a pedal power meter so that I can move it between bikes, and I was already...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 261,402
Posted By drewtk

I'm about to start building up an Allez Sprint....

I'm about to start building up an Allez Sprint. Never put a bike together before, so wish me luck.
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10-30-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By drewtk

That's where I come out. Now that I've had a...

That's where I come out. Now that I've had a gravel bike for a while, I'd want more than 38mm of clearance.

Trek says the 2019 Checkpoint can handle up to 38's. Trek revised the Checkpoint for...
10-29-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By drewtk

Do you have a road bike now that you plan to...

Do you have a road bike now that you plan to keep? If so, I would get a gravel bike that allows for wider than 38mm tires. Then you can use the road bike for the road and the gravel bike for...
10-27-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By drewtk

I didnít use adaptors for the existing bearings. ...

I didnít use adaptors for the existing bearings. Thatís the easiest solution but Iíve heard they can creak. I removed the existing bearings and used a conversion bottom bracket.

Was it worth...
10-27-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By drewtk

Not surprising. I made the change to Shimano...

Not surprising. I made the change to Shimano because I wanted to shorten my cranks with a 105 set.

Iím in the process of building up a Specialized Allez Sprint and wanted to make the same change....
10-22-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By drewtk

I made a similar swap for my wife’s tri bike...

I made a similar swap for my wife’s tri bike (Cervelo P2) because she wanted to go to shorter cranks. The new 105 is the most cost effective quality set of 165’s I could find, but it required...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By drewtk

+100 if triathlon is your emphasis. It's going...

+100 if triathlon is your emphasis. It's going to be difficult to get an optimal TT fit on a road bike because the geometries are so different between a road bike and TT bike (compare the head tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By drewtk

Plastic levers will be fine. I’ve never had a...

Plastic levers will be fine. I’ve never had a problem using them on my carbon wheels. The best thing I ever learned was to reinstall the tire without having to use a lever. You simply squeeze the...
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