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09-27-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By bcpriess

The race Kings arrived and I did the first 60mi...

The race Kings arrived and I did the first 60mi (mix of asphalt, limestone, gravel, and singletrack) and they're alright. I think they feel a bit slower than the fasttrak and riddlers but they...
09-25-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,163
Posted By bcpriess

I'm 40, and all the bikes I actually ride are...

I'm 40, and all the bikes I actually ride are steel. So steel is stylish in my household.
09-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,557
Posted By bcpriess

​​​​​​ I'm sharing my experience, which is...

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I'm sharing my experience, which is different than pushing my tastes. That said, the asphalt where I live sucks ass, and it is awful to ride with skinny tires, because the city streets are...
09-23-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,537
Posted By bcpriess

It's great exercise as long as you maintain...

It's great exercise as long as you maintain speeds that offer resistance and include hills and hard sprints. Doing singletrack will also help with upper body.
09-23-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By bcpriess

The Conti Race Kings look like a great option,...

The Conti Race Kings look like a great option, and I managed to (I think) find some to order, so thanks for the recommendation. The center of the FastTrak, along with the knobs on the edges is...
09-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,557
Posted By bcpriess

Gravel bikes beat road bikes every time. It comes...

Gravel bikes beat road bikes every time. It comes down to three key characteristics:

1) Their geometry tends to be more stable. Slightly longer wheelbases, longer trail on the fork, etc, will make...
09-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By bcpriess

So, it's getting hard to find good 26in tires....

It's been 18 months or so since I last ordered new tires, and I'd been running Specialized FastTraks (which I love) and Riddlers (which are okay as long as you aren't turning, but will do in a...
02-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By bcpriess

Methyl ethyl ketone? (MEK)

Methyl ethyl ketone? (MEK)
02-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,842
Posted By bcpriess

One bike would be my Masi Giramondo, if I owned a...

One bike would be my Masi Giramondo, if I owned a set of 650b wheels with 2in rubber. Or my 97 Trek 830 dirt drop conversion. It's a hard choice. The Masi feels much better after 30 miles, but the...
02-08-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,313
Posted By bcpriess

As weight goes, I mostly want to know if a bike...

As weight goes, I mostly want to know if a bike is generally closer to 20, 25, or 30 pounds. If a mfr said bike x generally weighs between 25 and 29 pounds, that is helpful, and specific enough...
02-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,697
Posted By bcpriess

Advice for a complete beginner: ​​​​​​ Once...

Advice for a complete beginner:
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Once you have crossed the $1000 threshold, you're usually getting a great bike. You can get a LOT of gravel bike for under $2k. In the price range you are...
01-17-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,328
Posted By bcpriess

Totally off topic, for the op. The guy that took...

Totally off topic, for the op. The guy that took over nexstl seems to have completely abandoned the site the past six months. Do you still have any affiliation with that?
01-10-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By bcpriess

I love winter but...

Not when there's no actual freeze. Not when it's ******g soggy outside for weeks at a time. Not the winter paunch from lack of daylight and lack of activity. If it would just freeze and stay frozen,...
12-20-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,080
Posted By bcpriess

Music equipment, but it's not gear acquisition......

Music equipment, but it's not gear acquisition... just working on a music project and I have some specific sound needs to make it happen. Otherwise beer and bikes and investment.
12-15-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By bcpriess

If no one has suggested it, make sure you have...

If no one has suggested it, make sure you have hydraulic front brakes if you plan on riding in falling winter precipitation. Brake cables get wet and freeze up a lot faster than you expect.
12-15-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,546
Posted By bcpriess

Triples are awesome in hills and wind. Wouldn't...

Triples are awesome in hills and wind. Wouldn't trade mine for anything.
11-30-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,896
Posted By bcpriess

It's also possible that the op has unreasonable...

It's also possible that the op has unreasonable expectations. For all we know their definition of a major issue tracking to the right would be imperceptible to many of us. Could be a real problem...
11-30-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,896
Posted By bcpriess

That could easily be a very minor saddle...

That could easily be a very minor saddle adjustment/fit problem. If it truly is a subtle problem, you may have difficulty getting someone else to see it. Your rear wheel could be in the dropout...
11-03-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By bcpriess

Cyclist driving habits

Just curious how other cyclists drive in residential areas, stroads, and highways. I give myself plenty of time to get to my destination, so I tend not to be in any kind of rush.

Residential/city...
10-20-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,453
Posted By bcpriess

Incredibly fragile. Aerogel turns to powder...

Incredibly fragile. Aerogel turns to powder quickly if you compress it. I think their only use is for space shuttle reentry and similar applications where low weight and thermal performance are...
10-19-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By bcpriess

Winter gear question

I am looking for advice on 3 specific items. Weight is not a factor - I ride steel dropbar bikes that probably weigh in about 32-35lb loaded up w water, bags, tools, phone, etc. I care a about aero...
10-07-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By bcpriess

One thing that's really changed for the better is...

One thing that's really changed for the better is the use of stack and reach measurements for sizing to the rider. Light years more useful than standover, top tube length etc.
10-06-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By bcpriess

That's why both of my disc recommendations...

That's why both of my disc recommendations mention water. Cantis and v's are fine in dry conditions. Like any rim brakes their tolerance for moisture may vary, but will definitely result in longer...
10-05-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By bcpriess

Bicycle blue book isn't based on actual sales, so...

Bicycle blue book isn't based on actual sales, so it is a completely worthless "reference". If the bike is in pristine, unridden condition, knock 25% off MSRP of a new one since you won't get...
10-04-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By bcpriess

Features to look for: Rigid fork Hydraulic...

Features to look for:

Rigid fork
Hydraulic disc brakes if you ride in winter precepitation
Mechanical disc brakes if you ride in rain but not winter precepitation.
Ability to accept up to 40c...
10-03-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By bcpriess

I have been doing a group of 4 or 5 20 minute...

I have been doing a group of 4 or 5 20 minute HIIT workouts. The burpee one goes like this:

1) pullups for 30 seconds
2) 60 jumping jacks as fast as possible*
3) 20 burpees as fast as possible....
10-02-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By bcpriess

If you want to move away from hybrids, I'd...

If you want to move away from hybrids, I'd recommend looking into "gravel" bikes for several reasons:

1) You say you are riding paved surfaces. Infrastructure in the US (if you're in the US)...
09-29-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By bcpriess

CrossFit/HIIT and cycling

I've been doing some variation of HIIT for the past year or so in addition to cycling aiming for about 7 hours of vigorous activity every week. Recently I began to do 80 full burpees (squat, kick,...
09-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By bcpriess

During rainy season on the Katy near STL, running...

During rainy season on the Katy near STL, running 2.0 fasttraks makes a huge improvement over 40 MSO Clements. I personally think my rear end gets fishtailing below 28 when it's*dry*. With the...
09-20-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 25,200
Posted By bcpriess

Having previously owned one, those bikes are...

Having previously owned one, those bikes are nothing special but if it fits and you like how it looks slash rides, do what you want. If you see yourself riding several thousand miles on it, a...
09-12-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,413
Posted By bcpriess

+1

+1
09-06-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,169
Posted By bcpriess

The ops question is fine, unterhausen. He or she...

The ops question is fine, unterhausen. He or she is doing the most straightforward and useful thing they can do: Posing a question to a forum of users. This is exactly how you find out what to ask...
09-01-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 73,785
Posted By bcpriess

If you want to make sure you ride in your drops,...

If you want to make sure you ride in your drops, get barcons.
09-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 73,785
Posted By bcpriess

I love dirt drops, and dirt drops love my wrists.

I love dirt drops, and dirt drops love my wrists.
08-31-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By bcpriess

Will gravel/cx/road all converge on similar tire clearances?

It seems like there are so many places where the pavement is terrible, or being able to tackle multiple surfaces is almost a requirement to get good miles in, that the old skinny tire version of road...
08-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,230
Posted By bcpriess

I think it's entirely about condition and setup....

I think it's entirely about condition and setup. If there's a used bike that perfectly matches what I want and everything is in great shape, there's no reason not to pay 75% of new. No more than that...
08-25-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By bcpriess

The suspension probably isn't going to be happy...

The suspension probably isn't going to be happy with jumps, more for taking the roughness out of a bad surface. Minor would need to be very minor or you'll bottom out. Fine for gravel or...
08-24-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 24,783
Posted By bcpriess

If you want good rolling tires with grip that...

If you want good rolling tires with grip that play well with most everything, get wtb Riddler's or Donnelly mso xplor. If you need something that can handle mud and sand, specialized fasttraks are...
08-23-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By bcpriess

Nightrider makes a bunch of 800+ lumens lights...

Nightrider makes a bunch of 800+ lumens lights that start putting you on par with car headlights. My 1400 nightrider rivals my high beams and everyone seems to see me. If you are riding around...
08-21-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,599
Posted By bcpriess

On flat gravel w/o wind, 3 min around 23-24mph....

On flat gravel w/o wind, 3 min around 23-24mph. There may be a higher peak in there somewhere. Never tried on blacktop. It's just a HIIT interval though, no relationship to racing or other riders....
08-19-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,080
Posted By bcpriess

Nothing tactless in being truthful. But hey,...

Nothing tactless in being truthful. But hey, yolo right?
08-18-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,080
Posted By bcpriess

No. I don't want to die or be maimed. The ops...

No. I don't want to die or be maimed. The ops question is beyond ****ing stupid.
08-18-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,047
Posted By bcpriess

If you aren't riding competitively, just use what...

If you aren't riding competitively, just use what you have as an opportunity to take a little break and swap bottle locations in the middle of your ride.
08-18-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,625
Posted By bcpriess

Crosstrails are nice. I rode one for a few...

Crosstrails are nice. I rode one for a few thousand miles when I was getting into bigger tires and really only quit because the flat bars weren't working with my wrists and ribcage muscles. Some...
08-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,757
Posted By bcpriess

Until texting gets treated like the DUI level...

Until texting gets treated like the DUI level offense it is, I see no reason for gravel to be supplanted by something else. It's a pragmatic choice to get good miles and good scenery without being...
07-25-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By bcpriess

The rain that was endlessly falling until fairly...

The rain that was endlessly falling until fairly recently was the bigger issue. Seemed like for months every time I wanted to/had time to ride it was intermittently pouring.
07-08-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By bcpriess

Why cut it? Seriously,as a taller person I can't...

Why cut it? Seriously,as a taller person I can't stand it when I am looking at used forks/bikess that have been ruined by someone thinking they need to cut off the "extra" steerer length.
07-04-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,032
Posted By bcpriess

Weight does not matter. It makes you stronger,...

Weight does not matter. It makes you stronger, and the extra momentum helps you bomb over obstacles, making acceleration less of an issue.
06-10-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,032
Posted By bcpriess

Someone mentioned beach cruisers. *If* you live...

Someone mentioned beach cruisers. *If* you live in a pretty flat place, you can totally get by with a cheap single speed beach cruiser. The bonus is they have relaxed seating positions, higher...
05-30-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By bcpriess

Both are cheaper than almost all Wal Mart bikes,...

Both are cheaper than almost all Wal Mart bikes, and better. At those prices just buy the one you think she'll like best.
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