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07-15-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By xroadcharlie

Hope not. The 2019 Giant Escape disc with the...

Hope not. The 2019 Giant Escape disc with the carbon forks looks like an excellent bike.
06-29-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,683
Posted By xroadcharlie

+1 Not only is a kickstand an essential...

+1
Not only is a kickstand an essential accessory to all my bikes, I'm questioning the validity of a single leg kickstand when the two leg ones are much more stable and make it easier to clean and...
06-27-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,683
Posted By xroadcharlie

I was using a steel rear kickstand, but the bike...

I was using a steel rear kickstand, but the bike fell over too easily no matter how I adjusted it. My new bike has a single leg center kickstand that is much lighter, more stable, and adjustable.
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06-24-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By xroadcharlie

Gravel helmets? Wouldn't that be...

Gravel helmets?

Wouldn't that be uncomfortable!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,728
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think with experience you will be able to...

I think with experience you will be able to quantify effort by feel, from 30 - 90% and corollate it to you cadence range. I have calculated my base cadence range using my speedometer and noting the...
05-29-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,768
Posted By xroadcharlie

Actually the tire you have don't look half bad if...

Actually the tire you have don't look half bad if you're replacing them with tires about the same size. I'd go wider, Minimum of 38mm. Otherwise there may be little room for improvement. When it...
05-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By xroadcharlie

Your Welcome. The pressure you are running...

Your Welcome.

The pressure you are running seems reasonable. It will likely prevent pinch flats and provide low rolling resistance. I estimated 75 psi - rear / 65 psi front since it likely takes...
05-11-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By xroadcharlie

I've had a sort of obsession with fat tires (up...

I've had a sort of obsession with fat tires (up to 2" / 50 mm) myself as of late as the best all purpose tire, But I see Giant has some expensive gravel bikes with 30 - 40 mm tires. Also many hybrid...
05-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,648
Posted By xroadcharlie

Actually my first 10 speed from the mid 1970's...

Actually my first 10 speed from the mid 1970's was kind of like that. Switching the two chainrings pretty much staggered the gears on the cassette. Giving me 20 distinct gears. The next bike I bought...
05-05-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,648
Posted By xroadcharlie

Tripple vs Double chainring.

I like a single chainring for it's simplicity and appearance and with the right cassette might be fine for many of us. But since the chainring derailleur is already there, Why don't more bikes use a...
05-04-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By xroadcharlie

When I was in high school I decided to clean and...

When I was in high school I decided to clean and re-grease the bottom bracket bearings. When I put the littles balls back there was a big gap. I thought I lost one so I put another one in I had....
05-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By xroadcharlie

I did some research on that myself since my new...

I did some research on that myself since my new bike frame is alluminum and the forks are steel. Why?

While alluminum is light and strong, it is also brittle compared to steel and carbon fiber and...
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