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06-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By Kapusta

One issue that discussion almost every “which is...

One issue that discussion almost every “which is better for a gravel bike” discussion runs into (including 1x) is that “Gravel Bike” can mean everything from road bikes with wide tires to drop bar...
06-10-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By ksryder

^^^This is the correct answer. 1x is great for...

^^^This is the correct answer. 1x is great for some things. 2x is great for other things.

Also whoever just said "all gravel bikes are 1x" now is proof that you can say just anything you want on...
06-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By mstateglfr

How is the gravel bike used? 1x is great if...

How is the gravel bike used?

1x is great if a gravel bike is rolling thru mud frequently, ridden on singletrack a lot, and is subjected to overall worse riding conditions.
2x is great if a...
06-01-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By walnutz

Random assorted 650b gravel tire reviews

I spent the last year experimenting with different tires after discovering and converting religiously to 650b. I figured I would put this out there for anyone who is interested. Happy to answer...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,233
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are advantages and disadvantages. My last...

There are advantages and disadvantages. My last tour, taxi (Prius) from home to bus stop. Bus to another state to airport. Lug my stuff across airport to shuttle pickup. Take motel shuttle to motel....
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,963
Posted By TCollen

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape...

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape you'll look like a super hero. But joking aside, if your "baggy street clothes" are comfortable, then go ahead and wear them. That's what 200,000,000...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tent is the one on the left. Not self...

My tent is the one on the left. Not self supporting, needs to be staked out. The wood deck prevented me from using tent stakes. The deck was wood planks, I jammed twigs in between the planks to use...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By gauvins

Either the bike or a folding pole -- assuming I'd...

Either the bike or a folding pole -- assuming I'd go for the Hexamid -- a single pole shelter.
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By saddlesores

okay, you're a big dude, and from other posts...

okay, you're a big dude, and from other posts just getting (back) into cycling.
i'll assume you've never bike toured before.
i'll also assume "difficulty of getting off the floor" indicates some...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By cyccommute

The wax doesn’t move like oil does. Oil really...

The wax doesn’t move like oil does. Oil really doesn’t offer that much more protection from rust, however. The oil and water are going to be churned while riding. Once the churning stops, the water...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 04:06 PM
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By staehpj1

I am sure it is fine if applied sparingly and...

I am sure it is fine if applied sparingly and wiped off thoroughly, but... White Lightening was the biggest fail for me of any lube I ever used. I followed the directions on the bottle on our Trans...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,794
Posted By djb

Just don't forget to protect tubes with a plastic...

Just don't forget to protect tubes with a plastic bag or something against abrasion over time, rubbing against either bag or tools.
Just a good thing to keep in mind generally anyway, especially if...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,794
Posted By staehpj1

Interesting, but I never thought that the reason...

Interesting, but I never thought that the reason I go lighter is to go faster.

For me the difference is more about the quality of the experience. To me it is so much more pleasant to ride an...
Forum: Touring
05-03-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,160
Posted By kevmcd

Beautiful time to be on PCH

Last week I rode from Carmel to San Luis Obispo on the PCH. Plenty of ongoing construction but Rat Creek was complete. The construction made bicycling more pleasant. There wasn't much traffic to...
05-02-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By scottfsmith

Unfortunately when you are comparing touring and...

Unfortunately when you are comparing touring and gravel tires you can get misled from how data are presented on that site.

The TLC's "20.8" number is at what they call low air pressure which for...
04-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,856
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I just about lost my ****les setting up the...

Yeah, I just about lost my ****les setting up the Extralights tubeless, too, and also contacted RH to find out if the tires were supposed to have pinholes in the sidewalls. They avoided addressing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,758
Posted By prj71

Why not skip the tube all together and just go...

Why not skip the tube all together and just go tubeless with those tires?
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By kevmcd

all biker campsites between Carmel and San Luis Obispo appear to be open

I arrived in San Luis Obispo today. This Week I stayed at Pfeiffer Big Sur, Plaskett, and San Simeon and at each location I was the only biker
Kirk's is open and at lunch in Lucia a local told me...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,794
Posted By staehpj1

It is quite possible to go pretty light without...

It is quite possible to go pretty light without going to nosebleed level prices. I'd wager that my total gear expenditure for my current setup is probably below average if compared with the run of...
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By kevmcd

Pfeiffer Big Sur is open

I'm the only one in the hiker biker site tonight

PCH was beautiful Solid NW wind at my back. Lots of road construction so the cars were batched Flowers are everywhere
04-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By jfranci3

Test after test shows WTB rolling like crap...

Test after test shows WTB rolling like crap against apple-apples tires. The other two tires are basically the same tires (std casing / JFF) made by the same panaracer. For some reason the Rene's test...
04-24-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah so unfortunately the 700s that come with the...

Yeah so unfortunately the 700s that come with the bike use 370s, but the 650bs I already bought have 350s on them.
04-23-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah unfortunately the only Stigmata build kit...

Yeah unfortunately the only Stigmata build kit you can purchase with 650s is the $6000 one, which is more than I want to pay. Mine comes with 700s, but I figure I'll buy a used set of 650s and just...
04-23-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you for your input. This bike is...

Thank you for your input. This bike is anticipated to be used almost exclusively on pavement. In my region it is extremely rare for a paved road to be covered with manure. I occasionally ride this...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By kevmcd

I'm going to take my chances next week from...

I'm going to take my chances next week from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. I'll post what I find out when I get back.
04-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wiring up a dyno powered lighting system with USB charger

In this thread I describe how I wired up my dynohub wiring for headlight, taillight, and dyno powered USB charger. And why I made some of the choices that I made. I am not saying this is the best way...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,160
Posted By Joe Bikerider

According to the TV news (KTVU) this morning the...

According to the TV news (KTVU) this morning the road will open this Friday at noon. That would be the 23rd. Enjoy!
04-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,877
Posted By msu2001la

The idea that you and your "too inexpensive"...

The idea that you and your "too inexpensive" CAADX are somehow not worthy of an upgraded wheelset is total nonsense and smacks of the general elitism that pervades the bike industry. You don't need...
04-18-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,318
Posted By Smokinapankake

Light came in and installed easily. I ran the...

Light came in and installed easily. I ran the wire through the inside of the fork leg to hopefully protect it from damage. First commute with it tomorrow; hope the thing is bright enough!

...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By staehpj1

I had bad luck with sealant in tubes. More mess...

I had bad luck with sealant in tubes. More mess than it was worth. It just delayed the leaks and patches didn't hold. Maybe if we tried different sealants or something we would have had better luck,...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,794
Posted By staehpj1

The hooped bivy and really minimal ones are very...

The hooped bivy and really minimal ones are very different solutions in IMO. Neither one is a probably really good substitute for the other. The hooped bivy to me is a tiny tent and is a pretty...
04-15-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,424
Posted By tomato coupe

That makes it kind of hard to discuss.

That makes it kind of hard to discuss.
04-13-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,415
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...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,794
Posted By andrewclaus

Good questions. I definitely cook at home....

Good questions. I definitely cook at home. Stoveless travel is just a tool in the toolbox. For example, I've had to travel a bit by car during COVID, and being able to eat easily in motel rooms has...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,794
Posted By gauvins

Thanks for the feedback on sleep systems. ...

Thanks for the feedback on sleep systems.

Being impulsive, I've almost ordered an OR Helium bivy (reviews are extremely positive). But as I must also try to be reasonable, I'll probably try a dry...
04-08-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,740
Posted By unterhausen

Two cities in Iowa. Des Moines is in the center...

Two cities in Iowa. Des Moines is in the center of the state where there are fairly small hills. Dubuque is on the Mississippi river, so there are robust climbs up from the river, fairly decent...
04-08-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,747
Posted By jonathanf2

Just reporting back from the work stand! On the...

Just reporting back from the work stand! On the stock chain with the GRX 400 derailleur, GoatLink, stock B-screw, Shimano 11-42t cassette and 2x crankset it shifts fine! 30:42t is perfectly useable....
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By djb

yes certainly shows them. Not sure what I looked...

yes certainly shows them. Not sure what I looked at this morning, could have sworn the page I saw didn't show them.
Good though, as it's another option for a nice riding tire that also happens to...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By HGuthertz

Thanks. I am running tubed. I will definitely...

Thanks. I am running tubed. I will definitely have a look at the Schwalbe Supremes. I had a look at the Gravel Kings the other day and remain skeptical about the puncture protection. Hopefully, I can...
04-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a rehashed topic that really is brought up...

Its a rehashed topic that really is brought up every 3 or so months and many times the thread is debated ad naus.

Someone decides to take issue with the term or that their type of gravel is real...
03-31-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By bOsscO

Belgian gravel; ...

Belgian gravel;
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/628x353/flanders_5_578d5d71ea9eae59158d8f6a806611dd992b3133.jpg
03-31-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By tyrion

Rectangular gravel: ...

Rectangular gravel:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1778x1000/pavement_blocks_03_165f6082440b793f0c46a83498df46879589a35e.jpg
03-26-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By unterhausen

Something wrong with your link. google gives me...

Something wrong with your link. google gives me this one VELOGICAL RIM-DYNAMO - Standard Bicycle Dynamo - Smooth Running, Lightweight, Efficient...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,775
Posted By tommymc

An S&S coupled frame and case makes it much...

An S&S coupled frame and case makes it much better but not always easy. The airline part is simple as a piece of normal luggage. Lugging a 50 lb. case without wheels around a big airport or on the...
02-12-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By chaadster

dvdslw if you’re having a hard time rationalizing...

dvdslw if you’re having a hard time rationalizing an upgrade, I can help: the Yokozuno Ultimo lets you keep your DA levers, but the four-pot calipers improve power and modulation, but also look way...
01-18-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think there is a minority of us that use...

I think there is a minority of us that use non-cycling specific GPS units, such as the models you cited. I use a Garmin base model 64 which is another non-cycling one. I think the main difference is...
01-14-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,668
Posted By Koyote

that’s a good argument for Shimano quick release...

that’s a good argument for Shimano quick release skewers – the internal cam varieties.
01-03-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,817
Posted By unterhausen

I think we have covered this subject fairly well...

I think we have covered this subject fairly well and any further discussion will probably start to look like full-blown anklebiting.
Feel free to continue the discussion at the aggregateworld.com...
12-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,874
Posted By tdilf

You can also mountain bike with slicks. It all...

You can also mountain bike with slicks. It all depends on the terrain you are riding and your preferences. I suggest you come back in a year and ask this question.
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