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01-17-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

I looked at the charts and there is some overlap...

I looked at the charts and there is some overlap on my two rim sizes so Iím good on both the tires and tubes. Although Iím going to go a little narrower on my Salsa Fargo to achieve the overlap.
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01-17-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

I will check out the ISO sizes of tires - thanks...

I will check out the ISO sizes of tires - thanks for the tip and Also the rim widths between my two bikes. I've been waiting for 3months for a couple of Mezcal's, when I happened into a local coffee...
01-17-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

Excellent, looks like we are going to be in good...

Excellent, looks like we are going to be in good shape then.
01-17-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

So furthering my quest on exchangeability between...

So furthering my quest on exchangeability between 700c and 29". I got a good deal on a couple of Pirelli Cinturato M tires 700c sized and I was thinking that I might try them on my 29"rims which are...
12-05-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

Okay looks like we are in business. Last...

Okay looks like we are in business.

Last year with bike parts hard to come by I could not find a spare tube in any of the local bike shops and they talked about a rubber shortage. So I ordered...
12-05-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

Good point that was an "oops". When I did a...

Good point that was an "oops". When I did a google search I got a little autofill which I carried forward (LOL)
12-05-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By Vaughan51

Tubes 29 and 700cm

My bike packing / gravel bike has 29" wheels (Salsa Fargo) so I've got a bunch of spare tires and tubes. I just bought another gravel bike which has 700cm wheels (Kona Libre) with much narrower...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,005
Posted By Vaughan51

My experience has been towards problems with...

My experience has been towards problems with scratches on the lenses. It seems to matter how careful I am, after a season or two the lenses get scratched and bug me enough that I want to replace...
10-18-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Vaughan51

OMG, I've spent this morning over coffee looking...

OMG, I've spent this morning over coffee looking at a few brands of shorts on various websites and did some google searches - its enough to make your head spin with all the verbiage they use to sell...
10-18-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Vaughan51

The Quest fit is probably the best overall for...

The Quest fit is probably the best overall for me. I've not tried bib shorts as yet as they are a little pricer and I'm not sure what the advantages are - although they seem very popular. Its kind of...
10-18-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Vaughan51

Chamois Types for Riding

How many chamois types are there and are they designed for specific types of riding. Currently I have two pair of Pearl Izumi (Quest, Expedition) and 1 Craft and they all seem to have different...
09-27-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,094
Posted By Vaughan51

If I'm on a hard surfaced road I've got a quad...

If I'm on a hard surfaced road I've got a quad lock case and for gravel / off road my Pearl Izumi shorts have a pocket on the hip that is pretty snug. Although I do like the zippered pocket idea and...
08-05-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Vaughan51

Urbanknight and Iride01 you raise a good point...

Urbanknight and Iride01 you raise a good point regarding what feels best for me and now that you mention it I have noticed that "precision" doesn't seem to be first and foremost on some parts.
...
08-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Vaughan51

Handlebar Shifter Height

I recently changed out my handlebar on my gravel bike which has markings on it which enables a person to set the shifters to a common height. BUT, when I set them to the same position on both sides...
04-26-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,539
Posted By Vaughan51

I live in the foothills so regularly see coyotes,...

I live in the foothills so regularly see coyotes, wolves, bears. They typically don't bother you but that said check with your local wildlife officers to see the population overall health - if they...
04-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,170
Posted By Vaughan51

Just turned 70 last month and went for my first...

Just turned 70 last month and went for my first bike fit. Did this for a 3 reasons.
1. My height (6'3" / 190cm) puts me typically between a large and extra large frame.
2. I didn't want to mess...
04-10-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Vaughan51

Okay Great! Thanks. I'm new to road and gravel...

Okay Great! Thanks. I'm new to road and gravel and have found that the technology has changed so much. I just wanted to be sure before I ordered the stem.
04-10-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Vaughan51

Cyrano R1 Stem for Gravel

I am thinking of trying out a Cyrano R1 stem on my gravel bike (Salsa Fargo) - thinking of going to / trying the 20deg angle.

Does anyone happen to know if the steerer tube dimension is 1 1/8"...
03-21-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Vaughan51

Wow having a deja vu type moment here with your...

Wow having a deja vu type moment here with your post.

I made the exact change you are talking about and haven't looked back. The 5-10 shoes are pretty good but will mention that mine after one...
01-29-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Vaughan51

Interesting, I hadn't thought of a dry teflon...

Interesting, I hadn't thought of a dry teflon spray for indoors but I like the idea. Outdoor rides I started with Lucas brand but found that to be a bit too thick and picking up dirt. Switched to...
01-27-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Vaughan51

Chain, To Lube or Not To Lube

I'm purchased an indoor trainer (Wahoo Kicker Snap) which my bike is mounted in and have a question regarding chain lubrication.

I cleaned and lubricated my chain at the start of the "indoor...
01-05-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Vaughan51

After reading the post I tried the erg mode for...

After reading the post I tried the erg mode for the first time. That was a learning / humbling experience. I went on line a read the Cycling Analytics post on FTP etc. and yep I am "recreational /...
01-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Vaughan51

Some really good stuff mentioned. I appreciate...

Some really good stuff mentioned. I appreciate all the comments.

I initially did have trouble getting past the 30minutes mark but I think that was because my cadence was over 100 and I used up all...
01-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Vaughan51

Wahoo Kicker and the Three Bears

After a great summer riding my Salsa Fargo around the country side I decided to buy a Wahoo Kicker Snap to try and keep in some kind of shape over the winter.

I tried riding for about 30 minutes...
12-29-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,738
Posted By Vaughan51

A lot of shooters use a product called D-Lead...

A lot of shooters use a product called D-Lead which removes shooting residues from your hands and arms. I'm sure there are other products out there that are similar.

You could probably pick it up...
12-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,156
Posted By Vaughan51

I hadn't thought about calories per hour but I do...

I hadn't thought about calories per hour but I do like the approach. Then it would be just a question of selecting the food a person knows they can manage. Hadn't thought about eating pasta out of...
12-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By Vaughan51

I would agree with you in that the speed...

I would agree with you in that the speed difference is not applicable to the recreational rider. If for some unknown reason my QR got damaged and as it is quite long the local bike shop doesn't have...
12-21-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,156
Posted By Vaughan51

Carbonfiberboy; That article is a good read...

Carbonfiberboy;

That article is a good read albeit I'm going to need to read it a couple of more times to get a fuller understanding. I'm struggling with the concept of high osmolality and stomach...
12-21-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By Vaughan51

I imagine they probably took a page out of the...

I imagine they probably took a page out of the NASCAR pit crews and should be by now almost as good / fast at changing a wheel on a bike. Although I myself have not seen them do a bike wheel change.
12-21-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,156
Posted By Vaughan51

I'm 69 myself and refuelling on rides is somewhat...

I'm 69 myself and refuelling on rides is somewhat problematic. I've tried the energy bars, and gels and my stomach has more often than not started making noise (conveying the message "don't do that...
12-20-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,896
Posted By Vaughan51

Retired, living in the country (foothills of the...

Retired, living in the country (foothills of the Rockies) I went out and bought a gravel bike this year for riding. For 2020:
Rides: 105
Distance: Averaging around 20 -25 miles per ride.

Most of...
12-17-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By Vaughan51

So what got me to thinking about the conversion...

So what got me to thinking about the conversion was that I bought an indoor Wahoo Kickr Snap trainer and they recommended using their skewer in set up but it was too short. So I thought I would buy a...
12-17-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By Vaughan51

Salsa Fargo Axle Conversion

It seems like there is a conversion over to thru axles in the bike world. So as a winter project, I'm thinking about converting my 2019 Fargo QR rear axle to a thru axle. Has anyone done this - is it...
12-16-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By Vaughan51

The bike was pretty new so there were no hits or...

The bike was pretty new so there were no hits or scrapes to the derailleur. I would post a picture or two but given I'm new to the forum I need a few more posts before I can do that. I only had a 1km...
12-16-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By Vaughan51

Talk about a deja-vu kind of moment here reading...

Talk about a deja-vu kind of moment here reading your post. I had the exact same thing happen to me this summer on my 4mo old Salsa Fargo. Pictures could be identical except the color of the bike.
...
12-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By Vaughan51

The advise of your doctor would be best with...

The advise of your doctor would be best with respect to low energy levels.

That said I've got some electronics in me to keep the heart regular and I've found that diet and sleep make a huge impact...
12-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,248
Posted By Vaughan51

One of my favourite rides this past summer had...

One of my favourite rides this past summer had about 8km touched up with about 2-4inches of fresh gravel the type you described and it became near impossible to ride enjoyably and safely. The rounded...
12-12-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Vaughan51

Raising your handle bars 6" seems like a lot -...

Raising your handle bars 6" seems like a lot - you may want to check to see if there is a maximum line marked on your bars.

Check out YouTube they have a couple of easy checks to determine...
Forum: Introductions
12-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Vaughan51

Hello

Just getting back to riding after a few years absence.
Retired and riding most days managing to get about 3000km in this year.
Vintage rides include an Escape Goat (slightly customized), and Rocky...
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