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05-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 373
Posted By dwmckee

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet...

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet gravel riding.
(2) Maybe see 2 - 3 cars all day. On some rides we see more horses and Amish carts than cars.
(3) beautiful scenery that gets me away...
05-03-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 373
Posted By bennybenny

Why Gravel? Need input

I like mountain biking, but hate technical/daring type stuff (I'm a wuss). But love mountain biking with wide tracks (2-3).

Like road biking, the ease. Hate cars, little nervous to go too fast...
05-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Broctoon

I have a favorite ride I do when I want a...

I have a favorite ride I do when I want a "workout," i.e. riding more for fitness than fun. It's fun too, but it's in no way casual or relaxing. There's a park with a 1.3 mile paved loop, very...
04-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By seau grateau

I mean, the same thing could happen on a geared...

I mean, the same thing could happen on a geared bike, with much more control over the length and intensity of those intervals and thus a potentially more effective workout. You just have to, you...
04-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By ofajen

If there is a drawback to SS for fitness...

If there is a drawback to SS for fitness training, it would be that it can be hard to have an ďeasyĒ ride. My rides always have some degree of wind and hills and so there will be big wattage...
04-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Dylansbob

Yeah, riding fixed gives you such a good cardio...

Yeah, riding fixed gives you such a good cardio workout. Whether you have hills, traffic, or both; there's never a chance to really rest. Or as I like to say, nowhere to hide.

When I...
04-29-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Mikefule

I saw a GCN video the other day recommending...

I saw a GCN video the other day recommending punctuating low intensity rides with short bursts of a few seconds of intense effort, and particularly low torque/high revs. That's riding fixed on...
04-21-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 3,502,367
Posted By antmaster5000

ive been toying with the idea of moving...

ive been toying with the idea of moving everything from my carbon rig to one of these framesets for all the additional mounts.. you are tempting me
04-18-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By Toadmeister

I might have missed it, but have you considered...

I might have missed it, but have you considered or tried out 650b wheels?

my wife is similar sized to you and got her the Kona Rove, 650b. Tires are 47mm WTB Ventures and Very comfy. Tubeless...
04-12-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,031
Posted By mdarnton

For all of the fear that people have for Chicago,...

For all of the fear that people have for Chicago, apparently city thugs are better citizens than rural rednecks. I've never been threatened here.
04-12-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,031
Posted By eaglesandcycling

haha. nice..yah, im in Europe (im American...

haha. nice..yah, im in Europe (im American though). that American redneck type doesnt really exist here :) Euros have their own special type of rednecks but US rednecks are very special!! ;)
04-11-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By billridesbikes

The Rivendell ‘Sam Hillborn’ or ‘Appaloosa’...

The Rivendell ‘Sam Hillborn’ or ‘Appaloosa’ frames could be built into a fine gravel bikes. Either would be a more relaxed geometry than the Ritchey.

Cantis are going extinct, I think even an old...
04-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,602
Posted By Noonievut

I hope I'm like them when it's that time! ...

I hope I'm like them when it's that time!

Regarding "rigs are also old - nothin' fancy there!", I'm starting to get jaded about new, high end components. I'm not sure the quest for lighter, slick...
04-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By Moisture

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It...

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It will do nearly everything well.
04-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Koyote

Even the people who work in bike shops...

Even the people who work in bike shops professionally are generally not making much money. So I'm not sure that there are many fruitful side hustles.

It'd probably be more fun to volunteer at a...
04-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Photography and videography. I do it for fun but...

Photography and videography. I do it for fun but have had many people ask to pay. I don't have the heart to charge friends to do what I do for fun. But I have received a loooooot of things because of...
04-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Troul

3d printing little odd parts, building & truing...

3d printing little odd parts, building & truing wheels, maybe powdercoating parts.
04-05-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By LeFreakyBone

I haven’t been on a bike yet, but when visiting...

I haven’t been on a bike yet, but when visiting friends in Petaluma we hiked Helen Putnam park. It seems like it would be a great area to goof around on the cross bike.

Helen Putnam Regional Park...
04-01-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By curbtender

https://www.marincountyparks.org/parkspreserves/pr...

https://www.marincountyparks.org/parkspreserves/preserves/rush-creek
04-01-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,602
Posted By nomadmax

Mine will be 62 this year. I mean it, work on...

Mine will be 62 this year. I mean it, work on YOU; after that nothing else matters as much.
03-31-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By jonathanf2

I really wish we had something like the Fullerton...

I really wish we had something like the Fullerton Loop in the area with nice trails, but without the grinding hillclimbs! I'm right by the Verdugo Mountains and the Angeles Crest Forest so those have...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By msu2001la

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country...

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country dream of having these amazing climbing routes right outside our doorsteps.
03-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By jonathanf2

I live in LA, right in the middle of hills and...

I live in LA, right in the middle of hills and mountain ranges. For me to have the best off-roading, I have to ride the uphill fire roads. Great views, but going up is always a grinder! I look...
03-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Badger6

Military parlance...meaning do a full speed...

Military parlance...meaning do a full speed rehearsal without live ammo. In this case, mount the tire fully, WITHOUT sealant.

Once the beads are set (and if you need soapy water, use it to achieve...
03-28-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Kapusta

Just curious: when you say ďdry runĒ, do you mean...

Just curious: when you say ďdry runĒ, do you mean actually dry? I use slightly soapy water.

What kind of tape are you using? Does it go all the way to the edge of the rim? Depending on the...
03-28-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Badger6

Glad you're getting it sorted. I've never had a...

Glad you're getting it sorted. I've never had a tire that just wouldn't seat, I'll keep this filed away if I ever have a similar situation. Good luck.
03-27-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Bingod

That is bad luck and super frustrating. My WTB...

That is bad luck and super frustrating. My WTB Resolutes mount pretty easily on Stan's rims with a track pump. The bead seats at 40psi and they don't require sealant to hold air. One issue i have...
03-27-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Badger6

I've never experienced this....I'm no help at...

I've never experienced this....I'm no help at this distance.
03-27-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Badger6

That sounds odd. I haven't used a charger bottle...

That sounds odd. I haven't used a charger bottle for a couple of years now. In fact, I did two wheel sets today (one for a new bike and one for a buddy), and in both cases I used a track pump to...
03-26-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By shelbyfv

I agree. Seat it first, then add the sealant...

I agree. Seat it first, then add the sealant through the valve.
03-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By tyrion

Do a "dry run" and seat the bead without sealant...

Do a "dry run" and seat the bead without sealant first. Skipping the dry run is for advanced tubelessers.
03-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By gsa103

It's pretty simple. If the tire has the same...

It's pretty simple. If the tire has the same volume as the air chamber, the new pressure will be half 1/(1+1). If the tire is 2x the volume of the chamber it will be 1/3 the pressure after 1/(1+2)....
03-22-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By gsa103

For a fat bike, you can probably just load it up...

For a fat bike, you can probably just load it up to whatever is comfortable pumping it up to. The pressure will go down when it expands to the volume of the tire. I'd go to at least to about 120psi...
03-21-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kapusta

I have the composite. I am sure the Al ones are...

I have the composite. I am sure the Al ones are great, but they also cost 2X as much. The composites are the ones that put the Wha Wha 2 on the map.

I have become a real fan of many of the new...
03-21-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Koyote

I always wear gloves, too, and I find that it...

I always wear gloves, too, and I find that it does help. Plus, it's just good bar wrap.
03-21-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By mstateglfr

I don't understand the appeal of tacky tape. ...

I don't understand the appeal of tacky tape. Mine is dry. I've never wanted for tape that sticks.
Are people's hands slipping off the hoods/tops/ramps/drops with dry tape? I could see tacky...
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road...

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road bike, and it is relatively grippy / tacky. Can't say I really understand the fad of 'tacky' bar tape. It feels different, sure, but in no way 'better' (or...
03-11-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 196,574
Posted By covpride

Added some WTB riddlers in 700x45 for the new...

Added some WTB riddlers in 700x45 for the new bike.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/new_tires_2_ec434a704c11fead0b65b62334ca1ccce7ce3b02.jpg...
03-08-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By abshipp

ACS makes their own tool...

ACS makes their own tool (https://www.modernbike.com/acs-crossfire-freewheel-removal-tool) for the "Crossfire" series freewheels :thumb:

If you ever end up with an ACS "PAWS" freewheel, the FR-6...
03-08-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 You say ss Cross Check but go on to talk about...

+1 You say ss Cross Check but go on to talk about cogs, not freewheels so I am assuming you are running fix gear. You say you want to keep your gears small, I assume for real hills. Now, if you ride...
03-07-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mikefule

1 tooth change makes a bigger difference if it is...

1 tooth change makes a bigger difference if it is on the smaller of two cogs — which is usually the sprocket rather than the chainring.

Once you've decided on the ratio you wish to achieve, there...
03-06-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Sonofamechanic

If your climbing that much, have you considered...

If your climbing that much, have you considered switching over to a heaver 1/8th style chain and rings? With that much torque the thicker rings might perform/last better? I would have guessed the...
03-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By ofajen

How about you use your 38t chaining with the 19...

How about you use your 38t chaining with the 19 for about 55 gear inches? If you remove one chain link, you should be pretty close to the same spot on the dropout as you are with 42/19. Or run...
03-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By seau grateau

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring...

I can't think of any reason the 11 speed ring wouldn't work with a 10 speed chain in this scenario.
03-06-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect that the 10 spd chain will work with an...

I suspect that the 10 spd chain will work with an 11 spd chain ring. If anything the teeth might be a tad narrower so the chain might have a tiny amount of lateral play on the ring, not that you'll...
03-06-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By dabac

Maybe itís just me, but Iíve NEVER made any...

Maybe itís just me, but Iíve NEVER made any effort to match chain brand with the rest of the drivetrain. Iíll use whatever was on sale last time I shopped. Sometimes itís a match, usually it isnít. I...
03-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By Bob Ross

Any crash you can ride away from is just a...

Any crash you can ride away from is just a learning experience. :)
It's the ones you have to walk away from...or be driven away from in that noisy truck with the flashing lights...that really suck....
03-04-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By blakcloud

This fear of pedal strike is so overrated. Even...

This fear of pedal strike is so overrated. Even mountain bikes with high bottom brackets can get pedal strike depending on the size of the rocks they are going over. You don't hear mountain bikers...
03-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By HotLap

Saying Hey to my fellow "seasoned" riders

Hello all, hit 62 last July and still going strong on my various bicycles. Recently retired/relocated and had gotten out of riding, (left all my riding buddies behind), and my new area is not a very...
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