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05-19-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,826
Posted By Sullalto

Alternate suggestion, if you aren't in a...

Alternate suggestion, if you aren't in a hurry(and not super tall): Velo Orange is making a mini-velo. https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2019/05/neutrino-mini-velo-presale-is-live.html

I want one...
05-07-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,440
Posted By Sullalto

I was going to say this is completely...

I was going to say this is completely unnecessary.

But the in-line hydraulic brake levers and changed pivot point for the brake levers are both pretty damned neat.
05-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,673
Posted By Sullalto

Sure, slicks are fine on hardpack. My normal...

Sure, slicks are fine on hardpack. My normal routes I can do on 25mm slicks, I just gotta slow down and choose my lines carefully a lot. The width&pressure of gravel tires lets me just bomb through...
04-23-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Sullalto

Any good gravel focused sea otter recaps?

Like the title says-what's new from Sea Otter in the gravel/adventure/all-road scene? Any comprehensive write ups?
02-07-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,397
Posted By Sullalto

I thought the light file tread was why it was...

I thought the light file tread was why it was marketed as a gravel tire.

It's all right in hardpack, better than an actual slick. But not great in anything more textured than that. I'm also...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By Sullalto

A hotel. We have a separate locker room by...

A hotel.

We have a separate locker room by the pool, so I shower there as well.

If I want privacy sometimes I'll just take a room, and clean it afterwards.

Overnight shift that actually does...
12-30-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Sullalto

Brake not snapping back open?

Just put fenders on. Rear is fine, front brake is now staying closed whenever I use it.

What to do? Brakes in question are "Tektro R317 long-reach dual-pivot caliper brakes" according to the...
12-30-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 103,626
Posted By Sullalto

Bought and put fenders on. Of course now my front...

Bought and put fenders on. Of course now my front brake isn't snapping back open. =\



Sometimes, you gotta stop, get off the bike, and gawk at the scenery for a while. Have a snack. Might as...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By Sullalto

I'll admit to throwing stuff in the dryer at work.

I'll admit to throwing stuff in the dryer at work.
12-19-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,749
Posted By Sullalto

How's the position? Sitting upright on a MTB is a...

How's the position? Sitting upright on a MTB is a ton more aero drag than even a semi-upright endurance position. Which will likely make more of a difference than weight. So will rolling resistance...
11-26-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Sullalto

I didn't back the kickstarter because I had just...

I didn't back the kickstarter because I had just gotten burnt by vaporware for some other thing.

I regret it. A LOT.

That blue is so damned sexy.

I'm probably going to forgo belt drive and...
11-25-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,116
Posted By Sullalto

I remember being excited about cycling media...

I remember being excited about cycling media stuff. Especially Bicycling. Then I was reading a back issue, which had some high end review. I think it was a cervelo r5 or something similar.

The...
11-25-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Sullalto

If I weren't 6'4" I'd buy that immediately. :( ...

If I weren't 6'4" I'd buy that immediately. :(

I don't NEED big tires, I can do the ride on 28mm gravel kings. It's not particularly demanding hardpack, but when there's a bit of snow or mud, I...
11-25-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Sullalto

Thanks. The motobecane is a serious contender! ...

Thanks. The motobecane is a serious contender! You're right, the Spot Bikes are attractive, but if I was spending 2k+ I'd probably spend it a bit differently.

Do you have any other drop bar...
11-25-18, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Sullalto

Shimano(8&11) and Rohloff(14) internal gear hubs....

Shimano(8&11) and Rohloff(14) internal gear hubs. Does SRAM still make IGH's?
11-24-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Sullalto

Belt drive, gravel size tires? Cheap?

As the rainy season begins and I dread having to clean and lube my chain so damn much, I find myself wondering about belt drive. And the terrain is mostly flat for my go-to ride/commute. So why not...
10-27-18, 02:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By Sullalto

I'd be more worried about giardia.

I'd be more worried about giardia.
10-27-18, 02:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,862
Posted By Sullalto

Does it have rack/fender mounts? The Breed...

Does it have rack/fender mounts?

The Breed and Topstone seem to be great specs for the money.
10-13-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Sullalto

What fenders are those? Is there a clip on for...

What fenders are those? Is there a clip on for front tires? How effective are they? Are they more 'just in case' fenders or are they good enough for 'I am 100% certain I will be riding these in the...
10-13-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Sullalto

That's a super localised question and depends...

That's a super localised question and depends entirely on what you ride. MSO 40mm works great for the hardpack, lightly graded gravel/cobblestone like rocks and muddy tracks I've ridden.
09-12-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,862
Posted By Sullalto

QR rear wheel, higher gearing. Different...

QR rear wheel, higher gearing. Different geometry. What’s the tire clearance? But yeah it would probably work for most.
08-27-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 37,696
Posted By Sullalto

That's pretty common though, barring paint jobs. ...

That's pretty common though, barring paint jobs.

Also the slate doesn't fit tall people AT ALL.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sullalto

I'm deaf in my left ear and profoundly HoH in the...

I'm deaf in my left ear and profoundly HoH in the other. I just ride low traffic roads, or look over my shoulder a lot.

If I need to take the lane downtown, so be it. I can keep up with traffic...
08-26-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,135
Posted By Sullalto

Their XL is pretty small. 616/402 stack/reach.

Their XL is pretty small. 616/402 stack/reach.
08-19-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Sullalto

Weird there is no brake listed

Weird there is no brake listed
Forum: Commuting
07-24-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,157
Posted By Sullalto

Definitely get sine e-assist on that thing.

Definitely get sine e-assist on that thing.
07-24-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By Sullalto

Jumping on this bandwagon. I'm 6'5", but with...

Jumping on this bandwagon. I'm 6'5", but with relatively short legs, long torso&arms with a giraffe neck. I can ride some 58cm bikes, some 62.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Sullalto

.1" is between two and three millimeters. Look...

.1" is between two and three millimeters. Look at your current tire/fender clearance and figure out if it'll work.
04-27-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,786
Posted By Sullalto

Wonderful, wonderful pic. What are those...

Wonderful, wonderful pic.

What are those handlebars? How is the handlebar-do the horns approximate a position on the hoods with drop bars?
04-27-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,200
Posted By Sullalto

That's super weird, 2.2" is 56mm. 9mm should be...

That's super weird, 2.2" is 56mm. 9mm should be plenty for fender clearance, yes?
04-22-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,613
Posted By Sullalto

I'm a believer that most people would benefit...

I'm a believer that most people would benefit from lifting more than they want to admit, even endurance people.

But fast running is usually so specific, I'm kinda curious what your times(with...
04-22-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,110
Posted By Sullalto

edit: Never mind other people said something.

edit: Never mind other people said something.
04-22-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 39,923
Posted By Sullalto

Breezer doppler should make your list. Salsa...

Breezer doppler should make your list.

Salsa journeyman too.

And look at the fuji jari, fuji is a big brand.
04-14-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,613
Posted By Sullalto

You can get 44/28 MTB doubles. And 46/30 road...

You can get 44/28 MTB doubles. And 46/30 road doubles.
04-03-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By Sullalto

I use fenders, but I live in a rainforest. In...

I use fenders, but I live in a rainforest. In fall/winter/early spring, consecutive days without rain is a celebration.
04-03-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sullalto

Raleigh Willard, Tamland: 650bx47mm tires with fenders?

That corporate discount is hard to beat.

But do the willard or tamland fit 650bx47 tires with fenders?

Looking for a bit more volume than 40c for easy singletrack/mud/sand/fresh gravel, but...
03-16-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,454
Posted By Sullalto

I love that bikes are speccing two bottles on the...

I love that bikes are speccing two bottles on the down tube.

But it’s really weird to not also include fork mounts.
02-23-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,669
Posted By Sullalto

The small head scratcher is why it doesn't have...

The small head scratcher is why it doesn't have dual fork eyelets.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-18, 02:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sullalto

I went to 3 LBS's and none of them had the tools...

I went to 3 LBS's and none of them had the tools for changing a cassette for sale.

One of them even suggested I go to a different LBS, because they couldn't do it.:foo:
(I'm hoping that means the...
02-23-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Sullalto

I'm on the other edge of the spectrum, but you're...

I'm on the other edge of the spectrum, but you're right-that's something I overlooked, and happens at both ends of the size spectrum.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,808
Posted By Sullalto

Being a dinosaur is explicitly their thing.

Being a dinosaur is explicitly their thing.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By Sullalto

I could draw a circle with a 30 mile radius from...

I could draw a circle with a 30 mile radius from my workplace, and it wouldn't include 3000 people. It's an hour drive to a grocery store. I could shorten that to 20 miles and it probably wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By Sullalto

Probably sunday, when I go back to work. Only...

Probably sunday, when I go back to work. Only looking at a few inches between now and then, though. I'd be surprised if there is any on the road by then.
02-21-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,171
Posted By Sullalto

Mismatched grips would drive me utterly crazy.

Mismatched grips would drive me utterly crazy.
02-21-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,879
Posted By Sullalto

It probably is relevant. Recumbents are usually...

It probably is relevant. Recumbents are usually faster.

But for 60 miles I'd be using an electric assist bike.
02-21-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Sullalto

What geometry makes a bike more "drop bar MTB" and less "fat tire road bike"?

Like the title says. In reviews and marketing stuff, you hear about how one bike is a great road bike for unpaved roads, while another is nearly an old-school rigid MTB with some road manners.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,437
Posted By Sullalto

Define 'a lot'? Most bikes the variance is small...

Define 'a lot'? Most bikes the variance is small enough that saddle adjustment has a greater effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 12:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sullalto

Or vertically integrate like hell, such as...

Or vertically integrate like hell, such as performance bike. Combine the manufacturer and LBS, cutting your margins.

Alternatively, improve your margins by selling direct, such as Canyon and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,143
Posted By Sullalto

Taiwan is probably more expensive than Romania.

Taiwan is probably more expensive than Romania.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,039
Posted By Sullalto

F&B is a terrible business to be in and legendary...

F&B is a terrible business to be in and legendary for how it eats up new locations.
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