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05-30-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Hmmm

Stay seated. It sucks, it's brutal. But unless...

Stay seated. It sucks, it's brutal. But unless there's enough texture to grab onto, stay seated.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,143,277
Posted By Hmmm

Bikepacking on my CAAD3. ...

Bikepacking on my CAAD3.

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03-14-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

Added a new coat of paint to my Giant TCX. Rolls...

Added a new coat of paint to my Giant TCX. Rolls great with Challenge Gravel Grinder 700x42's.
...
12-20-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By Hmmm

I really appreciate the simplicity of 1x when I...

I really appreciate the simplicity of 1x when I am racing 'cross and am at my absolute limit.
12-12-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,148
Posted By Hmmm

Ass Savers. It's a thing. I use one all the time....

Ass Savers. It's a thing. I use one all the time. It's a life saver. If the ground is wet, but it's not raining, these are really great.
11-14-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By Hmmm

Don't knock it until you try it :p

Don't knock it until you try it :p
11-11-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By Hmmm

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Love all the CX photos! Let's keep them coming! To...
10-27-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By Hmmm

Long live CX! It's essentially short track...

Long live CX!

It's essentially short track gravel racing on grass. Are you non CX gravel riders crossing over and riding CX? For me they are the same thing. Love them both and they really go hand...
10-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Hmmm

You tried CX and you love it. If you don't want...

You tried CX and you love it. If you don't want to pour a ton of money into a cx bike with disc brakes, then go for this bike! I raced a very sandy wet course two weeks ago that destroyed my discs. I...
10-10-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Hmmm

I have a larger park close to my house with all...

I have a larger park close to my house with all sorts of little trails. I have a couple of little 'cross loops that are fun and good to get a little "training" in on. Here's a little video:
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06-24-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,597
Posted By Hmmm

I rode 1x for 2 years on my 'cross bike with road...

I rode 1x for 2 years on my 'cross bike with road tires on it. There was one cog jump in the middle of the cassette that seemed a little big but after a few rides I didn't notice it. Once on a very...
06-21-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,664
Posted By Hmmm

Chaad could be one of two people: 1. David...

Chaad could be one of two people:

1. David Lappartient infiltrating these boards to test the waters of internet gravel culture by posting mysterious gravel sanction threats.
2. Someone who was...
06-18-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,597
Posted By Hmmm

Can we all agree that both are amazing and that...

Can we all agree that both are amazing and that we are beyond privileged to even have an opinion on the matter?
06-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,664
Posted By Hmmm

I don't really care what her bike is categorized...

I don't really care what her bike is categorized as. I'm happy for her.

I actually like that gravel bikes can be whatever we want them to be. Maybe they are a road bike that only fits 32mm tires....
06-10-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,597
Posted By Hmmm

Apex 1x came on the TCX I could afford. Also the...

Apex 1x came on the TCX I could afford. Also the Hydro hoods are my favourite hoods I've ridden with. Love the simplicity of 1x while riding gravel, racing cx, and climbing around on trails. I only...
05-05-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,225
Posted By Hmmm

This bums me out. Unfortunately I think it's...

This bums me out. Unfortunately I think it's common. Your road riding scene where you live might just suck. I know mine did. Glad I am currently living somewhere with a lot of diversity in the road...
05-05-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

I would love to bring to life an older Trek...

I would love to bring to life an older Trek frame. So many great builds out there. Two right here. Love it.
04-14-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,652
Posted By Hmmm

Ahh it's beautiful. I just modernized a CAAD3 and...

Ahh it's beautiful. I just modernized a CAAD3 and I have caught vintage/modern bug. Really cool build. I would get my hands on a vintage 'cross frame.

By loosing affordable entry level 'cross...
04-05-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By Hmmm

Find a Giant TCX! It's a bummer they are cutting...

Find a Giant TCX! It's a bummer they are cutting down their options for that bike.
03-31-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By Hmmm

THIS! Normally I'm on packed dirt fire roads...

THIS!

Normally I'm on packed dirt fire roads or smooth packed dirt singletrack. Smooth packed singletrack is my favorite especially when covered in leaves.
03-30-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,652
Posted By Hmmm

Long live the CX bike!

Long live the CX bike!
03-29-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,652
Posted By Hmmm

These are not bad things. CX bikes are very fun...

These are not bad things. CX bikes are very fun in "gravel". Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying to sell you a gravel bike.

Look at the terrain you'll be riding. on smooth stuff...
03-29-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

Awesome! Sounds a lot like Paris. Unexpectedly...

Awesome! Sounds a lot like Paris. Unexpectedly great gravel riding here. I hope to make it over there for some cobbled road rides as soon as travel becomes less complicated!
03-29-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,393
Posted By Hmmm

The word gravel is marketing. Does anyone really...

The word gravel is marketing. Does anyone really ride actual gravel? Probably not. Super annoying but marketings gonna market.

Personally I mostly ride packed dirt. In the fall there are lots of...
03-29-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

Hows the gravel around Brussels? Good looking...

Hows the gravel around Brussels? Good looking bike!
03-23-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

I'm in love. This is great.

I'm in love. This is great.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 523,688
Posted By Hmmm

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02-17-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hmmm

CAAD3 Modern Groupset

A bit on the edge of vintage and modern. I posted this over in the Cult of CAAD. Maybe it has a home here over as well in Classic and Vintage. I upgraded this CAAD3 with mostly 105 5700 as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,143,277
Posted By Hmmm

After selling my CAAD10 in 2018 I've always...

After selling my CAAD10 in 2018 I've always wanted to be back in the cult. I just finished putting this CAAD3 together and I'm happy to be on a CAAD again....
02-04-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 356,466
Posted By Hmmm

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The fall leave coverage here makes for some very...
02-04-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,939
Posted By Hmmm

For me bar bags are great for long rides in cold...

For me bar bags are great for long rides in cold wet weather. Extra jacket, gloves, snacks etc. I prefer not to have my extra tube and tool in a saddle bag as it will get soaked and fit awkwardly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,143,277
Posted By Hmmm

I have a CAAD3 with 25's on it with more room to...

I have a CAAD3 with 25's on it with more room to spare than I would have thought. A Conti GP5000 in 28 would be amazing.
01-26-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,163
Posted By Hmmm

Hahaha yes.

Hahaha yes.
01-18-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By Hmmm

Vittoria Mezcal's are beautiful. I've ridden them...

Vittoria Mezcal's are beautiful. I've ridden them on a hardtail and they rolled great on pavement. I did not ride them in any sort of mud.
01-13-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By Hmmm

What are you using now? I purchased the basic...

What are you using now? I purchased the basic Shimano PD-M520 and have loved them. Iíve ridden a few very muddy CX races (As well as muddy gravel rides) and have never had a problem. I actually...
01-12-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

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Here's my Giant TCX set up for gravel.
06-23-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,716
Posted By Hmmm

That bike has a really pleasing silhouette.

That bike has a really pleasing silhouette.
06-17-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,266
Posted By Hmmm

Continental GP 5000 700x32. Smooth as butter,...

Continental GP 5000 700x32. Smooth as butter, fast as lightning, light as a cloud.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,396
Posted By Hmmm

Right of course. But to answer the OP's question,...

Right of course. But to answer the OP's question, no. I'm frustrated that the industry makes such a division between a CX and "Gravel" bike and the whole category name of "Gravel" irks me. Worse than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,282
Posted By Hmmm

It will make a world of difference. Gravel is...

It will make a world of difference. Gravel is very uncomfortable at 60 PSI unless it is very smooth gravel.
02-20-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,238
Posted By Hmmm

Haha. Love it. Maybe the 37mm's. But to be...

Haha. Love it. Maybe the 37mm's. But to be honest. I love the float and width of the 45's that although they are slower than my other gravel tires (40m Maxxis Ramblers) I prefer the Riddlers every...
02-20-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,145
Posted By Hmmm

trek let's get this person paid!!!

trek let's get this person paid!!!
01-14-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Hmmm

Ah ok. There were two events last year that...

Ah ok. There were two events last year that caused a few problems. Maybe I've been dealing with that fallout.

I did not install my right pedal tight enough and it came out during a ride damaging...
11-13-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,234
Views: 3,680,961
Posted By Hmmm

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11-13-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,453
Posted By Hmmm

Yes, huge. Ramblers are noticeably faster, more...

Yes, huge. Ramblers are noticeably faster, more aggressive on pavement. You know the fast feeling they have. I feel like I'm hitting road tire speeds with the Ramblers. Riddler 45s are big fluffy...
11-13-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,947
Posted By Hmmm

I survived a muddy race with lots of running up...

I survived a muddy race with lots of running up mud hills and sliding down them. What a fun way to race a bike. ...
11-05-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,539
Posted By Hmmm

I'm just sick of people saying they need a gravel...

I'm just sick of people saying they need a gravel bike not a CX bike, like CX bikes can't go off road. THEY BOTH GO OFF ROAD WELL AND ARE LOADS OF FUN.
10-14-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,020
Posted By Hmmm

Thanks to you and everyone. I replaced the RD...

Thanks to you and everyone. I replaced the RD cable and the cable had frayed just enough to be catching on the point of entry on the chain stay. Its all fixed now and shifting well.

Really,...
10-07-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,148
Posted By Hmmm

What and where will you be riding this bike? Do...

What and where will you be riding this bike? Do you want a more on road oriented bike or a more off-road oriented bike. Top Stone is more relaxed off-road geo, Domane to me looks more on road. Do you...
10-03-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,148
Posted By Hmmm

It all depends what kind of gravel you want to...

It all depends what kind of gravel you want to ride. To some 38c clearance is all they want/need. Others want more. After riding my TCX in road mode with 28's for the last month or so I went out this...
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