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04-16-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Helldorado

I own the exact bike you are considering - bought...

I own the exact bike you are considering - bought it about nine months ago. Amazing value for money (I paid around US$460, new). Size: Large. I am 5'11" barefoot, so maybe just a little bit taller...
03-31-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,661
Posted By Helldorado

Go back to bed.

Go back to bed.
03-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,661
Posted By Helldorado

This Is Gravel; This Is Not

Know the difference.


Gravel:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/481x640/thumbnail_image0_adcafe2a05117bd148147e4289a27fe0e89e2891.jpg

Packed Dirt / Sand:...
03-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Helldorado

That is correct. I'm not into competitive...

That is correct.
I'm not into competitive cycling, at all.
Takes all the fun out of it for me.
YMMV.
Cheers!
03-18-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Helldorado

Mud Hating Gravel Riders Discussion & Support Group

I love gravel riding. Love it. But I hate it when it gets muddy. If I know that the ride will be muddy - I don't go. If an otherwise dry ride has a muddy patch or section, I grit my teeth really...
03-16-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Helldorado

Gravel Tire Break-In Period B4 a Big Ride

I'm planning a 100+ mile gravel ride in the Washington State Cascade mountains in mid April. Just bought a new pair of 700c x 42mm Terravail "Light & Supple" Cannonball's for my carbon Cervelo...
02-24-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

On second inspection, it was not a glass shard at...

On second inspection, it was not a glass shard at all - it was plastic. Should I have removed it? Could it have been left in? Plastic will, eventually, wear down and degrade, yes? Maybe that was...
02-23-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

Because I lost sealant to the leak, or because...

Because I lost sealant to the leak, or because it's been six months since the sealant was added? Your advice frightens and confuses me...
02-23-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

Sealant (Stan's) is six months old, installed by...

Sealant (Stan's) is six months old, installed by LBS.
02-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

UPDATE: First I appreciate all the suggestions...

UPDATE:
First I appreciate all the suggestions that have been offered. I read each and every one and considered them all carefully.

After yet another (nearly) sleepless night pondering this...
02-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

$4k submitted to World Bicycle Relief - good...

$4k submitted to World Bicycle Relief - good suggestion and a worthy cause, thanks.
Attempted $4k deposit to your PayPal account but received error message: "Sorry, that account has been...
02-22-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

glass shard in tire (no leak): leave it or take it out?

I am running tubeless tires. A few days ago, riding home from work, I noticed a bit of white sealant bubbling out of the front tire just off the center line of the tread. It stopped leaking nearly as...
01-17-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,395
Posted By Helldorado

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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On the Banks-Vernonia trial (Oregon)

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Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,582
Posted By Helldorado

Perhaps you shouldn't be driving if this is too...

Perhaps you shouldn't be driving if this is too confusing for you. Just sayin'...
01-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Helldorado

Further update: took the bike and the bar to my...

Further update: took the bike and the bar to my LBS here in Tacoma (Tacoma Bike on 6th Ave). The chief mechanic took one look and told me: "No big deal. They make shims for this. It'll be...
01-06-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Helldorado

I don't know about the fork. Have't pulled it...

I don't know about the fork. Have't pulled it out to take a look. It's not the original one that came with the bike (a 1994 Bridgestone MTB5) but it looks great - polished steel. The quill stem...
01-06-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Helldorado

An update: today I received the Nitto bull moose...

An update: today I received the Nitto bull moose bars from Rivendell and they are gorgeous. Only problem is that I was a bit hasty and didn't check sizes: the stem is 22.2mm diameter, and my...
01-02-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

Settle down, Beavis. I'm not complaining, merely...

Settle down, Beavis. I'm not complaining, merely pointing out a factual inaccuracy. If that makes you uncomfortable, I'm sorry to have unsettled you. I have no desire to make people change their...
01-02-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

We've already established that what the cycling...

We've already established that what the cycling community commonly refers to as "gravel roads" is really hard-packed dirt and stones / small rocks / pebbles of varying sizes mixed in to form a...
01-01-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

Which leads me to conclude that "gravel riding"...

Which leads me to conclude that "gravel riding" is really is misnomer. It shold probably be "off-road" riding or maybe "dirt riding." But clearly those roads are not primarily gravel.
Glad we...
12-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

I never claimed gravel cycling is predomionanty...

I never claimed gravel cycling is predomionanty done on gravel-topped roads like the one in your nice neighbor's yard. That's what others on this forum have been claiming. But i would not mind...
12-29-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,242
Posted By Helldorado

Wrong. I never said that i don't care about...

Wrong. I never said that i don't care about others and you have insufficient evidence to come to that conclusion based on m y comments. But when it comes to life and limb, my life and limb trump not...
12-29-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,242
Posted By Helldorado

It's a matter of perspective. When automobile...

It's a matter of perspective. When automobile drivers stop killing cyclists and then shrugging "Gee, I never saw him..." then cyclists will stop using bright flashing lights. Until then, flash on!
12-29-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

Precisely my point: "gravel" cycling is really...

Precisely my point: "gravel" cycling is really not riding on gravel - it's riding on packed dirt with embedded gravel. Different altogether.
12-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 69,455
Posted By Helldorado

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x640/09d28666_7d67_4775_9253_672e369178bc_8a3a7c0ba61b513d9cc9b1eb6268f22af6a6f262.jpg
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12-25-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Helldorado

tyrion Thanks. Ordered. Free shipping!

tyrion
Thanks.
Ordered.
Free shipping!
12-25-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Helldorado

Bullmoose handlebars with 1" quill - anybody still make them?

I'm build up a Bridgestone MB5 that I just scored off Craigslist and want to add a bullmoose bar to it (see random Google search photo below). I'd rather buy new but I cannot find anyone who still...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,786
Posted By Helldorado

Flat pedals and Crocs. The only way to go.

Flat pedals and Crocs. The only way to go.
12-07-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By Helldorado

Don't confuse other's correcting you (or...

Don't confuse other's correcting you (or clarifying your vague claims) with their being obsessed with you. That's just projection on your part, and probably not very healthy (and a little bit weird...
12-07-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By Helldorado

Spot-on in the sense that I predicted that you...

Spot-on in the sense that I predicted that you were riding down-hill to achieve speeds of 40 MPH, and making very wide turns. You never clarified that in your original post. But now you have.
...
12-07-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By Helldorado

I assumed. And I was actually spot-on. ...

I assumed. And I was actually spot-on.
Congrats.
12-07-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By Helldorado

I'll take that as a "no." Thanks.

I'll take that as a "no."
Thanks.
12-06-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By Helldorado

I don't actually know what you do. But I do know...

I don't actually know what you do. But I do know what you don't do. And you don't A) ride 40 MPH on a flat surface (under your own power that is...), or B) corner anything other than a very wiiiide...
12-06-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

Nay, those pics show unpaved roads that are a...

Nay, those pics show unpaved roads that are a variable mix of loose gravel and packed dirt. You can try to spin it any way you like, but seeing is believing. Nice photos, btw.
12-06-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,097
Posted By Helldorado

What actual benefit to Portland cyclists get from...

What actual benefit to Portland cyclists get from the League? I'm curious.
Thanks.
12-06-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

But arguing is fun! Those photos of yours...

But arguing is fun!

Those photos of yours show dirt roads with a sparse layer of gravel that's mostly been pushed aside in the sections where two-wheel and four-wheel tires meet the ground.
12-06-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By Helldorado

You hit 40 MPH on straight down-hill stretches,...

You hit 40 MPH on straight down-hill stretches, no doubt. But not on turns or in the flat sections. Hardly indicative of much of anything, I'm afraid.
12-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,097
Posted By Helldorado

Based on the cycling infrastructure (or lack...

Based on the cycling infrastructure (or lack thereof) where I live, this national organization is not very effective at all. I would get involved at a local level and not waste your time and money...
12-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Helldorado

You're overthinking this. Just get a nice bike...

You're overthinking this. Just get a nice bike with wide tires and go ride. It's not a moon launch, you know...
12-05-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

Bottom line: "Gravelbike" is a total...

Bottom line:
"Gravelbike" is a total misnomer. Hardly anyone who goes "gravel riding" is riding on actual gravel. The best name to give it would be "dirt riding" but he term dirt bike is already...
12-04-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,833
Posted By Helldorado

The trails I ride on are mostly small...

The trails I ride on are mostly small ball-bearings. Usually stainless steel. Let me tell you, it's not easy to ride on that stuff, but I'm pretty skilled and have not fallen once. And I ride...
12-01-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,871
Posted By Helldorado

I thought that's why they built the Mall Of The...

I thought that's why they built the Mall Of The Americas - so you people wouldn't have to do stuff like that.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,800
Posted By Helldorado

I'm one of those "essential" workers, so I've had...

I'm one of those "essential" workers, so I've had to report to work, physically (not virtually) nearly every day, with few week-ends off here and there. I've been cycling to work for the past four...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,586
Posted By Helldorado

For road commuting: it's not about the fork; ...

For road commuting: it's not about the fork; it's all about the tire.
11-21-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,871
Posted By Helldorado

Ice On the Street - how do you deal with it?

Last winter I was on my usual morning commute to work. It wast 6 AM and still dark. The temperature was about 33 American Degrees. I came onto a roundabout at the top of a hill and hit a patch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,709
Posted By Helldorado

I'm eyeing a Logic Disc as my N+1 road bike. I...

I'm eyeing a Logic Disc as my N+1 road bike. I already own a gravel bike and a beater-commuter bike. How would this Ritchey do strictly as a endurance/century - type ride? Do you wish you could...
11-15-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Helldorado

Bike too quiet? There's always this (remember?) ...

Bike too quiet? There's always this (remember?)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/hqdefault_6fbc89e60c22b6d76e582cb4aeed8b5b317ed259.jpg
11-15-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,978
Posted By Helldorado

Yeah, but its not enforced. HPD got more...

Yeah, but its not enforced. HPD got more important things to worry about that bikes with no stickers. I wouldn't bother.
11-15-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,502
Posted By Helldorado

Lay of the Doritos and the couch and get in the...

Lay of the Doritos and the couch and get in the saddle. In three months you will feel stronger.
11-15-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,415
Posted By Helldorado

Can the police or local prosecutors examine your...

Can the police or local prosecutors examine your cell phone if you were involved in a car crash to determine whether or not you were using it at the time of the crash? I believe I've read accounts...
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