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06-11-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By KeatonR

Awesome. You got a good deal. Love the look of...

Awesome. You got a good deal. Love the look of the red, too.
06-11-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

Nice! Is that one of the framesets offered on...

Nice! Is that one of the framesets offered on eBay recently? Someone has a few red ones posted. Keep us posted about the build.
06-09-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

I think so. It was on the way up Logan Mill Road,...

I think so. It was on the way up Logan Mill Road, kicked my ass. We had done Sunshine Canyon and Seven Hills, then down Poorman and were heading up Four Mile, but got turned back by construction so...
06-09-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

Sorry for the delay. Here it is with the off-road...

Sorry for the delay. Here it is with the off-road wheels (second pic.). Got the bike dirty on a nice ride in the mountains this weekend (first...
05-25-19, 03:05 PM
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Views: 132,275
Posted By KeatonR

From today, South Fork CO

Exploring a fire road loop that became too rocky and technical. Was great gravel riding for about 10 miles up though.
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05-19-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By KeatonR

Interesting. For strength reasons? My hard tail...

Interesting. For strength reasons? My hard tail mountain bike is an 853 frame set and it takes a beating.
05-17-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

Oh, sorry. I knew what you were saying, and what...

Oh, sorry. I knew what you were saying, and what I meant was if the person you were giving that advice to hears back from Gunnar with any details about the tubing, I'd be interested. I'm already an...
05-17-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

If you do that, please report back -- I'd be...

If you do that, please report back -- I'd be curious.
05-17-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

What they say about their material is that “Here...

What they say about their material is that “Here our artisans hand TIG weld together the finest proprietary tubesets in the industry.” Elsewhere on their website they say that the Hyper XF tubeset is...
05-16-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

Thanks. It is suddenly the most beautiful thing I...

Thanks. It is suddenly the most beautiful thing I own. But wait until you see it with the off-road wheels. Will post a pic this weekend.
05-16-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,754
Posted By KeatonR

I just got a Gunnar Hyper XF and I love it. I...

I just got a Gunnar Hyper XF and I love it. I have two wheel sets for it, one with 32mm slicks for road riding and one with 40mm gravel tires for going off road. The geometry of the bike is such that...
04-29-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,614
Posted By KeatonR

Mavic Yksion Allroad XL 40mm for offroad, and...

Mavic Yksion Allroad XL 40mm for offroad, and Hutchinson Sector 32 for road riding.
04-23-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

Honestly, I went with them based on reviews and...

Honestly, I went with them based on reviews and how they looked, but I can report back after this weekend about how they ride. But I love the system. I have changed the tires to something smaller and...
04-23-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

I think it took about a month for the frame and...

I think it took about a month for the frame and fork to come in. After that, the build went really quickly. And I agree about the shop -- I have had a really good experience there.
04-23-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

Thanks for the input. I consider this a...

Thanks for the input. I consider this a conservative start for me. I'd love to get the stem lower and flatter, ultimately, but I'm going to ease into it. I want to get a bunch of miles under my belt...
04-22-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

Here’s how the fit looks. The tires are 40s, as I...

Here’s how the fit looks. The tires are 40s, as I said, but they’re on rims with a 22mm internal width (pretty wide), so inflated width might be wider than 40. Either way, there’s room.
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04-22-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

My point is that if anything I'll go lower. ...

My point is that if anything I'll go lower.

I looked around at a lot of steel frames, and this one already has one of the tallest head tubes, so I didn't really think I needed to go any taller...
04-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

No, that's just a starting point for me. The shop...

No, that's just a starting point for me. The shop set it up based on the dimensions of my previous bike, but I'm aiming to flip the stem over at the very least. I just want to get some miles in on it...
04-22-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

The 303 sticker is from the local shop that built...

The 303 sticker is from the local shop that built it up for me, Vecchio's in Boulder.

Those are 40mm tires, yes. And there's still plenty of room left in the back. I'll take a pic.
04-22-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

this thread sheds some light on the matter: ...

this thread sheds some light on the matter:

Gravel Cycling Forum | Riding Gravel (http://ridinggravel.com/forum/?p=post%2Fmavic-yksion-allroad-xl-rotation-direction-9865806)

one commenter there...
04-22-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

It looks wrong, I agree, but that’s how Mavic...

It looks wrong, I agree, but that’s how Mavic says to run the front one.
04-22-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

Will report back this weekend. Can’t wait to log...

Will report back this weekend. Can’t wait to log some miles on this thing.
04-22-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By KeatonR

Gunnar Hyper XF - new bike day!

Turning 50, and so for the occasion went all in on this (or I should say, my wife did — I am lucky).

Ultegra drivetrain, Mavic Allroad Pro wheels.
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04-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By KeatonR

Lemond Poprad. The cool factor is that the Lemond...

Lemond Poprad. The cool factor is that the Lemond brand doesn’t exist any more. Plus the True Temper Platinum OX tubeset, and the bile was made in the USA.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 88,543
Posted By KeatonR

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x714/dsc_0089_17343d37eb2efccc3644a9da94d1d76a86dc2721.jpg

An '05, True Temper Platinum OX tubing. I have a road wheelset for this as...
04-05-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 487,775
Posted By KeatonR

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x714/dsc_0089_11b05da0e29844fbdcc5668ea9ba3f005a99cd7e.jpg

A 2005 Lemond Poprad. Handmade in the US with True Temper Platinum OX tubing....
02-03-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By KeatonR

Excellent recommendation, thanks -- I'll...

Excellent recommendation, thanks -- I'll definitely check these out. At that price, I can get two sets for less than one of the Mavics.
01-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By KeatonR

Wheel recommendations - Mavics?

Piecing together my next cyclocross/gravel bike and have been giving some thought to the wheels. I want tubeless ready, thru axle possible disc wheels that aren't too heavy. I was initially into the...
12-17-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,639
Posted By KeatonR

Beautiful bike. What's the max tire clearance? ...

Beautiful bike. What's the max tire clearance?

Also, would it be hard to get a bike like this down to closer to 20 pounds?
12-10-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,854
Posted By KeatonR

Whats the max tire clearance on the MK?

Whats the max tire clearance on the MK?
12-10-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By KeatonR

All-City Macho King Gunnar Hyper X Voodoo...

All-City Macho King
Gunnar Hyper X
Voodoo Rada
Ritchey Swiss Cross
Surly Crosscheck
Ritchey Outback
10-02-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,854
Posted By KeatonR

Anyone know anything about this bike, and whether...

Anyone know anything about this bike, and whether it would also work with 700c? Never heard of the brand, but they're claiming a pretty light weight for the setup:
...
09-29-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,854
Posted By KeatonR

Gunnar Hyper-x is now on the short list, thanks!

Gunnar Hyper-x is now on the short list, thanks!
09-28-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,854
Posted By KeatonR

Definitely not ruling anything out. It looks a...

Definitely not ruling anything out. It looks a little more on the adventure bike side of the spectrum vs. the cyclocross side, but my thinking is evolving as to where on that spectrum I want to end...
09-28-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,854
Posted By KeatonR

Thanks for all the replies so far, everyone --...

Thanks for all the replies so far, everyone -- great suggestions, and some offerings that I've never even heard of!

Leaning somewhat toward a Macho King frameset, but I just read that the rear...
09-27-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,854
Posted By KeatonR

High-end steel options?

I'm on the lookout for a new high-end steel CX/gravel frameset or complete bike with discs. I'd like Reynolds 853 tubing or equivalent, so I thought I'd throw my current shortlist up here to see if...
09-27-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By KeatonR

Beautiful bike. It's on my short list. The 2019...

Beautiful bike. It's on my short list. The 2019 Outback will be navy blue, apparently, and the pic I saw looks gorgeous.

Out of curiosity, how tall are you and which frame size did you go with?
04-30-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By KeatonR

Thanks for the replies so far. Probably leaning...

Thanks for the replies so far. Probably leaning toward the All-City, b/c of the 853 and the through axles. The Ritchey looks sweet in black, though, and the name has some pull (and I owned an...
04-30-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By KeatonR

All-City Macho King vs. Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc

I'm in the market for a high-end steel CX bike with disc brakes. I have a Reynolds 853 hardtail mountain bike and like the idea of adding another 853 rig to the stable, which is why I've been eyeing...
04-19-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,406
Posted By KeatonR

I have an '05. They do fit a little big, and when...

I have an '05. They do fit a little big, and when I bought it I was riding a 56cm road bike but have bought a 55cm Poprad. I'm 5'11", and I have shorter legs and a longer torso, so the long top tube...
09-12-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,843
Posted By KeatonR

The EvapoRust solution. I am strongly considering...

The EvapoRust solution. I am strongly considering going this route, but any suggestions about how to plug the bottom bracket and tubing openings to hold the solution in?
09-12-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,843
Posted By KeatonR

Hmm. This looks pretty effective, and easy. So...

Hmm. This looks pretty effective, and easy. So I'd just have to spray it in the tubes once and be done, vs. some other procedures where I'd have to somehow plug the tubes and hold the substance in...
09-11-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,843
Posted By KeatonR

Dealing with rust inside cromoly tubes

My bikes aren't actually classic or vintage, but I figured this would be the forum where people might have the most experience with this problem. I own three steel bikes and love them all. My latest...
11-18-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,762
Posted By KeatonR

I had an earlier version of the Swiss Cross...

I had an earlier version of the Swiss Cross (think I bought it in '99 or so) but sold it because I wanted something with more tire clearance in the rear. Really wish I had kept that bike, though,...
10-16-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By KeatonR

Here's a link showing the '01 Poprad, which did...

Here's a link showing the '01 Poprad, which did have a steel fork:

http://home.comcast.net/~cyclofiend/bikes/Lemondcross.html

Pretty nice bike. Love that it's straight bladed. I think they...
10-14-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By KeatonR

What year? I don't think the Poprad has shipped...

What year? I don't think the Poprad has shipped with a straight-bladed steel fork for a long time. My '05 came with a curved aluminum (which I replaced). The steel fork might be from way back in '03,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,209
Posted By KeatonR

Have probably spent about $1000 on my Surly Long...

Have probably spent about $1000 on my Surly Long Haul Trucker, when it's all said and done. Bought it used and then converted it to a flat-bar, plus bought some panniers. All worth it, though. I love...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By KeatonR

I'm your exact same height and ride a 56 very...

I'm your exact same height and ride a 56 very comfortably. I really wouldn't think about going any smaller, especially since your legs are a lot longer than mine (I have a long torso). You'll have...
07-19-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By KeatonR

I might get mine, we'll see. My jersey was a...

I might get mine, we'll see. My jersey was a little too tight, and made tighter by all the stuff I was carrying. But I don't have any pics of myself on my Poprad, so I'll likely get it.
...
07-08-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By KeatonR

I'm 5'11.5", and I ride a 55cm Poprad. Fits me...

I'm 5'11.5", and I ride a 55cm Poprad. Fits me perfectly.

To be more specific, I have relatively short legs and a relatively long torso (I wear 30" inseams in pants).
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