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02-13-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,251
Posted By KeatonR

I had two different wheelsets for my previous...

I had two different wheelsets for my previous bike, a Lemond Poprad CX bike, and there were some minor headaches, mostly with brake alignment (these were rim brakes).

I love the flexibility and...
01-11-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 40,957
Posted By KeatonR

Mine's a touring frame (Surly LHT) that I mostly...

Mine's a touring frame (Surly LHT) that I mostly use as a town bike, but without the rack it would make a pretty good gravel bike. I bought this used years ago and converted it to a flat bar, and...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KeatonR

Itís interesting. Lemond Iím guessing was talking...

Itís interesting. Lemond Iím guessing was talking about road racing, but then again he was also riding and racing in the time of horizontal top tubes. I personally think horizontal rob tubes are much...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KeatonR

Its actually a 46-36, from an old cyclocross bike.

Its actually a 46-36, from an old cyclocross bike.
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KeatonR

I definitely don't want to mess with the brakes,...

I definitely don't want to mess with the brakes, since it took some doing for me to get them set up right.

Sizing is a tough one for me, because I have shorter legs and a long torso, so I...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KeatonR

I will definitely need a longer derailleur. I've...

I will definitely need a longer derailleur. I've been riding this one for years, so I do feel like I've gotten my money's worth out of it. And it's an Ultegra, so maybe I can get a few bucks for it,...
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KeatonR

Funny you should mention beer -- that will...

Funny you should mention beer -- that will definitely be involved (and, in quantity, tends to be heavy).

I live in a pretty dry climate, but I do still want fenders. I don't want to make the bike...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By KeatonR

Help me upgrade my drivetrain, LHT

I need to upgrade some parts on my LHT and could use some input.

Really, this bike is my commuter/town bike, and so there may be a better forum for this, but there does seem to be a lot of...
07-01-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,472
Posted By KeatonR

I have two sets of wheels and change them pretty...

I have two sets of wheels and change them pretty regularly. I got the same wheels (Mavic Allroad Pros) and have 40mm gravel tires on my off-road wheels and and 32mm slicks on the road wheels. 32 may...
06-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By KeatonR

I did bite the bullet and went with the Mavic...

I did bite the bullet and went with the Mavic All-road pro wheels, and I love them. You can mount tires and get them aired up tubeless with a hand pump, no compressor. I've been running Mavic's 40mm...
03-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,872
Posted By KeatonR

I owned a Poprad for years. Great bike! Wish I...

I owned a Poprad for years. Great bike! Wish I had kept it but needed to let it go to help fund my current ride. I upgraded the crankset and the fork to carbon options. The fork upgrade in particular...
03-05-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,872
Posted By KeatonR

Interesting. Jamis did build quite a few mountain...

Interesting. Jamis did build quite a few mountain bikes with 853, though. I happen to own one of them, the Jamis Dragon 29er. Wonderful bike, though I would trade it for this Dragon Pro:...
02-29-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,872
Posted By KeatonR

seems really odd, given that there are several...

seems really odd, given that there are several 853 gravel bikes in the market (see my earlier post).

My guess is that in fact Reynolds was suggesting not to use the 9-series tubes for gravel bikes?
02-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,872
Posted By KeatonR

I have a Reynolds 853 mountain bike and was in...

I have a Reynolds 853 mountain bike and was in the market for an 853 gravel bike last year. I ended up with a Gunnar Hyper XF and am thrilled with it, but I'll share the list I was working with:
...
10-09-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,054
Posted By KeatonR

Your best bet, for seamless swapping and...

Your best bet, for seamless swapping and compatibility, is to get two of the same wheel sets. Obviously thatís more expensive and there can be some compromises on the road riding side (weight and...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,310
Posted By KeatonR

I'm 5' 11.5" and ride a 56cm Long Haul Trucker,...

I'm 5' 11.5" and ride a 56cm Long Haul Trucker, for what it's worth. I have shorter legs (30" pants inseam) and a longer torso. Love the bike and, like you, set it up as a flatbar town bike/commuter....
10-04-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,760
Posted By KeatonR

Well, the tires are still the way they were...

Well, the tires are still the way they were installed, which is how Mavic recommends running them. But when I re-do the sealant I think I'll switch the direction of the front one and see how it...
10-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,760
Posted By KeatonR

It's the Dark Blue Pearl. It was one of the...

It's the Dark Blue Pearl. It was one of the current colors when I got the bike in April, but it looks like it has moved to the Archived/recent list. I thought too much about the color and wanted a...
09-24-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,760
Posted By KeatonR

Sure. After a spring and summer of riding quite a...

Sure. After a spring and summer of riding quite a bit, I can say that I absolutely love the bike and have no regrets whatsoever. I have two identical wheelsets, as I mentioned, one with 40mm offroad...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By KeatonR

Thereís a lot you can do to your LHT that can...

Thereís a lot you can do to your LHT that can really change how it rides. I recently took my rack off and got new wheels, plus added wider tires (went from 28 to 35mm), and wow, it feels like a new...
08-23-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,917
Posted By KeatonR

Disc brakes are *so* much better. I was in...

Disc brakes are *so* much better.

I was in a similar situation to you and had a Lemond Poprad from 2005, Platinum OX frame. Loved the bike, didn't love the braking, especially during a couple of...
08-08-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,375
Posted By KeatonR

I have two sets of Mavic Allroad Pro wheels,...

I have two sets of Mavic Allroad Pro wheels, which I realize may sound a bit excessive but I wanted to be able to swap road and offload wheel sets quickly and figured having the exact same wheels...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,249
Posted By KeatonR

I wouldn't discount the Long Haul Trucker. I...

I wouldn't discount the Long Haul Trucker. I bought a used one and set it up as a commuter/town bike, and it may be the most versatile bike I own. I converted it to a flat-bar setup and am currently...
06-11-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,132
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: 9,132
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: 9,132
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: 9,132
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
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,310
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.
...
05-19-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,455
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: 9,132
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: 9,132
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: 9,132
Posted By KeatonR

What they say about their material is that ďHere...

What they say about their material is that ďHere our artisans hand TIG weld together the finest proprietary tubesets in the industry.Ē Elsewhere on their website they say that the Hyper XF tubeset is...
05-16-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,132
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: 9,132
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: 8,324
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: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
Posted By KeatonR

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

Hereís how the fit looks. The tires are 40s, as I said, but theyíre on rims with a 22mm internal width (pretty wide), so inflated width might be wider than 40. Either way, thereís room.
...
04-22-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
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: 39
Views: 11,760
Posted By KeatonR

It looks wrong, I agree, but thatís how Mavic...

It looks wrong, I agree, but thatís how Mavic says to run the front one.
04-22-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,760
Posted By KeatonR

Will report back this weekend. Canít wait to log...

Will report back this weekend. Canít wait to log some miles on this thing.
04-22-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,760
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 ó I am lucky).

Ultegra drivetrain, Mavic Allroad Pro wheels.
...
04-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,214
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 139,493
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: 5,228
Views: 3,683,739
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: 11
Views: 2,052
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.
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