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12-03-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 98,462
Posted By Maverick 13330

https://ibb.co/QP027hM This bike...

https://ibb.co/QP027hM

This bike accomplished more than my Diverge.
Land Run, Gravel world and DK Lite. Bought a nice Bianchi advantage, I'll strip its drop bar this winter.
04-22-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,605
Posted By Maverick 13330

The fork was sitting in the basement for months....

The fork was sitting in the basement for months. Only this weekend that I started buying parts for rigid set up. Still waiting for headset, pedals, tires and front wheels QR adapter and of course a...
01-09-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,567
Posted By Maverick 13330

I carry them both.. You never know which one will...

I carry them both.. You never know which one will fail you in the middle of nowhere unlike the roadies. I dont like to be that guy on the side of the road asking(begging) for a pump cause he runs out...
12-01-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 98,462
Posted By Maverick 13330

Just throwing this pic of my multitrack so people...

Just throwing this pic of my multitrack so people have an idea what is it gonna look like with a drop. Upgrade is coming for a new crankset and clipless pedals. ...
10-19-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,782
Posted By Maverick 13330

Assessed what needs to be replaced to my Roam....

Assessed what needs to be replaced to my Roam. She's a bit beaten up. Lots of scratches from numerous Century rides and tours for the past 2 yrs only. Around 5000miles on its gears. Would like to...
10-12-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,782
Posted By Maverick 13330

This weekend ill do some touring. Probably abt...

This weekend ill do some touring. Probably abt 50-60miles of Gravel. My concern mostly is the clearance of the tip of the crank. From 5" it now become 3". Most Rigid fork convert dont state the...
10-12-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,782
Posted By Maverick 13330

Last night I cant sleep. Thinking of something...

Last night I cant sleep. Thinking of something back from homeland. Went to the basement and saw a rigid fork(caliper type) bought for $5 3 weeks ago. I thought its about time to answer the question...
10-04-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,835
Posted By Maverick 13330

Actually you bear weight while on cast. The...

Actually you bear weight while on cast. The Doctor is right to clear you on FWB(full weight bearing) activity. Dont bother yourself on your muscles becoming weak. Its just normal due to inactivity....
09-21-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Maverick 13330

The 1X or 38/42(lowest) gearing is already enough...

The 1X or 38/42(lowest) gearing is already enough to handle climbs of gravel grinding. I dont see any reason for you to add anymore chainring for the willard.
If you're problem that a 38t would slow...
09-21-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,782
Posted By Maverick 13330

Better aero profile against headwind and better...

Better aero profile against headwind and better leverage during climbing.
09-19-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,782
Posted By Maverick 13330

For #2 try to chop off atleast 1-2" of handlebar...

For #2 try to chop off atleast 1-2" of handlebar as well so your shoulder will not be squared against the headwind. Boxer bar end helps too so you can lean further down(forward) for decrease profile....
09-15-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,828
Posted By Maverick 13330

My Roam3 served me well. Already put 5000miles in...

My Roam3 served me well. Already put 5000miles in just 2.5years. Its not gonna hurt I think if i replace my nex fork for a rigid one. Bought on CL old threadless giant ocr fork for 10bucks. Though...
09-10-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,446
Posted By Maverick 13330

In Gravel World, they advertised their routes as...

In Gravel World, they advertised their routes as a hardpacked, smooth and well maintained. So for 4 months, i trained on my bike with a 33mm(front) and 32mm(rear) tires.Pretty much set BUT on the...
09-08-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,068
Posted By Maverick 13330

Both Craigslist and FB marketplace have a lot of...

Both Craigslist and FB marketplace have a lot of nice hybrid bikes for sale.. Im always tempted to buy 1 almost every week. In my area someone is selling a 2016 Giant roam3 just for $250. Saw the...
09-05-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,605
Posted By Maverick 13330

Good for you.. Since your just biking around...

Good for you.. Since your just biking around your neighborhood. Try to add a little weight in your bike when things gets boring.😆 buy old water bottles in your thrifty store and fill it with gravel.
08-21-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 98,462
Posted By Maverick 13330

151 miles of Nebraska's famous Gravel World. Over...

151 miles of Nebraska's famous Gravel World. Over 11000 feet of climbing. Did it on my $30 redmultitrack.
No picture of course. All 250% of my smartphone battery was used up for my rideWithgps apps....
08-16-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By Maverick 13330

how heavy is that thing with all that attachment?...

how heavy is that thing with all that attachment? Im still deciding if im going to put my 3rd bottle cage. I really want to limit my bike's weight to just 28lbs in all including my saddlebag tools.
08-11-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By Maverick 13330

The frame size is only 48cm.. a bit small if...

The frame size is only 48cm.. a bit small if you're 5'6" and over in height.
And no disrespect to the owner, if he really did a great job on his conversion he's not gonna sell it after just 200...
08-09-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,871
Posted By Maverick 13330

i have a Jamis Renegade(24lbs) and a Giant...

i have a Jamis Renegade(24lbs) and a Giant Roam3(29lbs).. guess what im going to bring in next week's Gravel World?
The Roams suspension lockout feature made the bike my favorite. Though its a bit...
08-06-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Maverick 13330

Looks like a descent.. A brake was already hit...

Looks like a descent.. A brake was already hit and the cyclist was pedaling anymore but just not enough to stop the bike.
08-01-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Maverick 13330

When the tire company said inflate to 50-70psi, i...

When the tire company said inflate to 50-70psi, i will inflate my tire to 50-70psi.. and when someone tells me that i should under inflate my tire for comfort, i say "screw you".
only been to gravel...
07-30-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,245
Posted By Maverick 13330

Throw in few more bucks you can buy a decent...

Throw in few more bucks you can buy a decent Jamis Renegade exile for comparison of that price..
http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeexile.html
Look in the FB marketplace, you'll lots of GG with...
07-22-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Maverick 13330

Install a boxer bar ends.

Install a boxer bar ends.
07-22-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By Maverick 13330

Cant wait to drink my beer tonight..Did 35miles...

Cant wait to drink my beer tonight..Did 35miles with over 4000ft of climbing and reading news like this.
i want those thugs license revoke and never let them drive again. Let's see how they feel...
07-13-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Maverick 13330

Here are some pics. ...

Here are some pics.
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/john_maverick13330/2017-07-13%2021.19.11_zpsm4do3opz.jpg...
07-13-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Maverick 13330

Paint Restoration

Guys i need your help..

I'm thinking of restoring the paint of my old bike.. Though it has tiny(micro-scratches if you call it), i've already decided to keep its original color so the decals also...
07-12-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,952
Posted By Maverick 13330

I have to.. My usual rides are Hilly gravel roads...

I have to.. My usual rides are Hilly gravel roads like in the Ozark and some parts of Wyandotte, OK Mountain where I get 1000feet of elevation gain for every 10miles and i also doing a once a month...
07-11-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,952
Posted By Maverick 13330

Not really.. I change my Chain every 500miles of...

Not really.. I change my Chain every 500miles of my Roam. Comparing its cassette to my other bikes, I can tell that i dont see any significant wearing on its cogs. Only scratches. Take note the gears...
07-11-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,724
Posted By Maverick 13330

Bizon. Near Big Brutus of Cherokee county,...

Bizon. Near Big Brutus of Cherokee county, Kansas.
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/john_maverick13330/20170701_092847_zpsithmsz8u.jpg...
07-06-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,605
Posted By Maverick 13330

2x8 STI shifters..now it only has 1x8 set up. ...

2x8 STI shifters..now it only has 1x8 set up.
still has a V brake. Since a Roam 3's frame and fork is disc brake ready. Maybe next year(if my wife permits) ill upgrade the wheel with disc.
07-06-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,605
Posted By Maverick 13330

Yup. For 2 years its my gravel/road bike. Last...

Yup. For 2 years its my gravel/road bike. Last winter i Sold my MTB and bought a Cross,built a SS and another hybrid. This year i may have put only 300miles. He now have help.
Regarding the position...
07-06-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By Maverick 13330

The wheels that i bought on CL only has a...

The wheels that i bought on CL only has a relatively low mileage(500miles accrdng to the owner). Rims are 99% true and sprockets are in great shape. When i ride, most of the time im on 3-4-5 gears...
07-06-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,095
Posted By Maverick 13330

Its really important that whenever we post...

Its really important that whenever we post something about speed on our hybrid, we should also include some variables as well.
Terrain(hilly,flat), road condition(traffic stops, paved, gravel),...
07-06-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By Maverick 13330

Bike with 8 Speed shifter with a 7 speed wheel

Hmm.. Just putting it here thinking that it might help people in the future.
Yes, i installed a 7 speed wheel set on my 8 speed bike(with a 8 speed STI shifter).
For over a hundred miles now, never...
07-04-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,605
Posted By Maverick 13330

I hate the 2017 Roam specially the 3.. So smooth...

I hate the 2017 Roam specially the 3.. So smooth and much better upgrade than it was 2 yrs ago.. disc brake, all cables hidden under the down tube and a 2lbs lighter.
Im a 2015 owner i have all the...
07-04-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 98,462
Posted By Maverick 13330

What's the overall weight of the bike after...

What's the overall weight of the bike after putting the Roam3 wheels?
06-15-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 2,200,593
Posted By Maverick 13330

I discovered that a Kansas gravel road is just...

I discovered that a Kansas gravel road is just minutes away from my house 3 months ago. Every weekend I average 80-100 miles. I already have A jamis renegade and a drop bar converted giant roam. I...
05-01-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,476
Posted By Maverick 13330

With that same price.. have you considered...

With that same price.. have you considered checking out the Jamis Renegade exile, the sleeker Kona Rove and Specialized diverge A1?
Just like you im looking for bike under budget(below $1000)....
04-29-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,777
Posted By Maverick 13330

Shocks on seat post, fork and stem. Gravel bike...

Shocks on seat post, fork and stem.
Gravel bike is now as springy as a MTB.lol
04-04-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,375
Posted By Maverick 13330

im thinking of doing the SPOTTED HORSE 200 and...

im thinking of doing the SPOTTED HORSE 200 and planning to set up my bike on a 32mm front back wheels. You think that its not a good idea for that kind of Iowa gravel?
03-20-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,857
Posted By Maverick 13330

There were 4 of us in family van returning from...

There were 4 of us in family van returning from Guthrie to Stillwater.. the consensus is just to bring an old bike in to the race which whenever bike broke down or dipped in to a mud tears will not...
03-16-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 30,375
Posted By Maverick 13330

I was in OK for LR100 last weekend.. mud and rain...

I was in OK for LR100 last weekend.. mud and rain reign the entire race. i have a canti on my bike. the whole time i have an illusion that i have a disc brake.

IMO canti and v brake is sufficient...
03-12-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,857
Posted By Maverick 13330

If you want to know how brutal was the race...

If you want to know how brutal was the race yesterday.. You better check what happened to Kae Take****a of panaracer gravel team. Riding in circles for 30mins just only 2 blocks away to the finish...
03-12-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,857
Posted By Maverick 13330

There's no shame in quiting the race..its just a...

There's no shame in quiting the race..its just a matter of self-preservation. All the peole who showed up in that race(including me) were all prepared for the cold weather, wind, mud and the...
03-02-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By Maverick 13330

Gravel World will give you 150Miles of August...

Gravel World will give you 150Miles of August heat. The Epic 150 will kill you with its 12000-1400 feet of elevation gain. DK200, well it is DK. I wonder what makes this race special?
02-21-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,716
Posted By Maverick 13330

The Epic course is brutal.. DK200 is for babies....

The Epic course is brutal.. DK200 is for babies. the course will give you a double dozens of 200-300 yards of 20+% gradients.
01-24-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By Maverick 13330

I will be doing 2 150miler this year.. The Epic...

I will be doing 2 150miler this year.. The Epic and the Gravel Worlds. Too bad i didnt make it on DK200 registration. im hoping that this races get rid of my frustration.
01-16-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By Maverick 13330

I'll buy your DK200 for $180.. PM me if you have...

I'll buy your DK200 for $180.. PM me if you have one available!
11-18-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Maverick 13330

The CG is terrible in my hybrid.. I believe you...

The CG is terrible in my hybrid.. I believe you shouldn't put that narrow tire on a wide(23mm) rims. Used them just in our local trail for abt 500miles, i had abt 4 pinch flats.
Maybe in my SS...
11-18-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Maverick 13330

Winter to me is just indoor biking.. means no...

Winter to me is just indoor biking.. means no outdoor. im not yet adept of any cold weather biking under 40'degrees. So mostly rubbing and polishing bikes and those muds that i still have on my bike...
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