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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,290
Posted By RockiesDad

Mine came in around 21lbs or so with GRX 800-2X...

Mine came in around 21lbs or so with GRX 800-2X and Hunt wheels. Got it right around when Covid hit. Shipping from London to CA was only three days! Nice bike and great value...
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01-31-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By RockiesDad

popular street bike

Have you folks seen more of these types of bike recently? It seems all kids and teens that are getting into bikes are riding these 29" BMXs. Pretty neat bikes that can pull wheelies easily. Most are...
01-31-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By RockiesDad

Yes, cycling pants with a zipper on the bottom....

Yes, cycling pants with a zipper on the bottom. It just bunches up all around the sock area. I'll try tucking the bottoms in my socks after folding them nicely. I just want my legs to look neat and...
01-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By RockiesDad

long pants; short legs

I am blessed with having short legs and was wondering what are folks doing about it when wearing long cycling pants. It seems that either I just let then bunch up on the bottom or I have to fold them...
01-04-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,074
Posted By RockiesDad

Got some low gears (GRX 31/34) and not afraid to...

Got some low gears (GRX 31/34) and not afraid to use them...
12-22-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By RockiesDad

Hummm... the top pic looks like the stem is...

Hummm... the top pic looks like the stem is mounted in the negative position whereas the bottom two are in the positive position. The lengths do matter but also the orientation of the stem also...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,990
Posted By RockiesDad

X2. You might want to play with these two...

X2. You might want to play with these two adjustment to see what feels more efficient to you when pedaling. Every one is different. Just yesterday this thought did cross my mind while riding and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,469
Posted By RockiesDad

Dang I missed the fine print. That's a bummer. I...

Dang I missed the fine print. That's a bummer. I bet they would sell a lot if they made those in different sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,469
Posted By RockiesDad

I think my next tire purchase will be the Conti...

I think my next tire purchase will be the Conti 5k with tan sidewalls. I have black 5ks now and they ride pretty nice. I was really impressed with them on hard packed gravel. Sometimes I check my...
11-17-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By RockiesDad

Thinking about it a bit more I might just bite...

Thinking about it a bit more I might just bite the bullet and get one of those newer cartridge ones in my size. I think it would drive me a bit nuts knowing that its not "perfectly smooth" with every...
11-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By RockiesDad

older BB questions

I have a few question on if I should get another bottom bracket and spindle. First, the spindle seems to have pits where the bearings sit and its a little rough when spinning the bearings and stuff....
09-25-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,097
Posted By RockiesDad

I really like my modern steel bike. Here are some...

I really like my modern steel bike. Here are some thoughts on design...

https://fairlightcycles.com/strael-concept-design-notes/?v=79cba1185463
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09-11-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 844
Posted By RockiesDad

Does anyone think he needs a longer chain also?...

Does anyone think he needs a longer chain also? Looks pretty stretched out in big-big crossed chained photo. I would add a couple of links and then adjust the B screw and see how it goes.
09-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By RockiesDad

Happened to me too and it turns out that one of...

Happened to me too and it turns out that one of my chain ring bolts was loose. Tightened it up and all was fine. But it loosened up after a while again. Should have used Lock-Tite the first time...
09-08-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By RockiesDad

My go to wheel site... ...

My go to wheel site...

https://www.psimet.com/shop/gravel-and-adventure-wheels/disc-brake/28mm-aluminum-tubeless-clincher-disc-brake/
09-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,309
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm 63 yrs and just got a new steel frame bike....

I'm 63 yrs and just got a new steel frame bike. At our age, if you can afford it, why not? Enjoy life while you still can...
08-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By RockiesDad

If you want local (USA) I would suggest Psimet...

If you want local (USA) I would suggest Psimet Wheels. Pretty nice, reasonably priced and bulletproof...
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08-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,871
Posted By RockiesDad

You mean like this? Went with GRX 2X 800 series....

You mean like this? Went with GRX 2X 800 series. Very value oriented bike. Nice frame, great components and good pricing. Shipping is like paying tax...Love mine!...
08-15-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By RockiesDad

How many weeks/months/years have you been riding?...

How many weeks/months/years have you been riding? Sometimes it take a while if biking is new to you. Going out for a two hour ride for the first time is going to hurt anyone. Start by going out...
08-15-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By RockiesDad

My take is don't add bar tape till the end. What...

My take is don't add bar tape till the end. What I like to do first is to set the bar up to where its most comfortable while riding in the drops. Next is to move the brake levers to a spot where they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19,976
Views: 4,344,101
Posted By RockiesDad

Fairlight Strael. London UK to Bay Area...

Fairlight Strael. London UK to Bay Area California in three days...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By RockiesDad

x2. I'm 5'6" with 29.5" inseam and barely fit a...

x2. I'm 5'6" with 29.5" inseam and barely fit a 51cm. You are a bit shorter so the 49cm should fit. Also you might want take into account is the reach will be longer on the 51cm and might not be as...
08-15-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm with this thought process. Going with a bike...

I'm with this thought process. Going with a bike that can take wider tires is the key point when riding in your area. Next knowing what level of comfort is next since you aren't racing and just...
08-08-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By RockiesDad

If you can swing it might think about getting a...

If you can swing it might think about getting a new more modern bike. Technology has really taken off in the last couple of years and you'll be amazed at what's out there now. Hydro disk brakes is...
07-31-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,493
Posted By RockiesDad

They are the latest and greatest GRX hoods. I...

They are the latest and greatest GRX hoods. I think its both the camera angle and those hoods being pretty huge. One good thing is that they are pretty comfortable holding on to them...
07-30-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup...:thumb:

Yup...:thumb:
07-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay I bit the bullet and ordered the Stael from...

Okay I bit the bullet and ordered the Stael from Fairlight in London, UK. Had to wait awhile for them to build it because I think they order frames in batches. Anyway when my turn came up to get...
07-29-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,493
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup I agree. Fairlight has as modern steel bikes...

Yup I agree. Fairlight has as modern steel bikes as you can get to date...
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07-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By RockiesDad

It's both since they are connected. It also sort...

It's both since they are connected. It also sort of crept up on me also. They say it starts to freeze before it gets frozen. Started by feeling a bit tired in the shoulder area and then started...
07-14-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By RockiesDad

Had to decide whether to see a MD, chiropractor...

Had to decide whether to see a MD, chiropractor or acupuncture. MD would probably tell me to go to PT. Acupuncture office was closed for now. Ended up with PT from chiropractor. This dude it bigger...
07-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By RockiesDad

Anyone here ever had a Frozen Shoulder?

Medical term is called adhesive capsulitis. This is where your shoulder looses it flexibility and gets very painful when trying to rotate your arm. Fortunately it does not hurt while riding but the...
06-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By RockiesDad

My daughter is 27yrs and has run a few marathons...

My daughter is 27yrs and has run a few marathons and a couple of small triathlons. We did a 30 miler charity ride last year and she just barely kept up. Granted, she hadn't trained in awhile so...
06-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,900
Posted By RockiesDad

I usually mash a little bit at the start of a...

I usually mash a little bit at the start of a hill and then downshift a bit to keep my cadence where i like it. As the hill gets steeper then downshift again till I'm in my lowest gear and grind from...
06-26-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By RockiesDad

Recommendations for tan walled tires

Anyone has a favorite tan walled tire in the normal 700C size 28-32mm? The usual requests are price/value $$$, comfort, rolling resistance, puncture resistance etc. Riding will be mostly for group...
06-23-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By RockiesDad

My riding is about 10/90 gravel also. I ride 25mm...

My riding is about 10/90 gravel also. I ride 25mm on hard pack with no problems on my carbon frame/fork CX bike.on hard pack gravel. Going straight is fine but just have to be careful when coming to...
06-02-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By RockiesDad

Try that clear tape that's like a peel and stick....

Try that clear tape that's like a peel and stick. I'm not sure what its called but comes in clear and black. Not sure how long that last but look a bit cleaner that using bar tape IMO.
05-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup, it's all trial and error from here...

Yup, it's all trial and error from here...
05-28-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a 2015 Conquest Expert with carbon frame...

I have a 2015 Conquest Expert with carbon frame and fork and disk wheels. I love the way it rides and handles. I feel that this bike's geometry is right between a road and gravel bike. A sweet spot...
05-23-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,583
Posted By RockiesDad

Yup, sometimes the cleats are buried too deep in...

Yup, sometimes the cleats are buried too deep in the shoe therefore the bottom of the shoe makes contact with the pedal and creates too tight of a fit. IIRC my shoes came with a spacer so that the...
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By RockiesDad

This makes very good sense. Once you cut it you...

This makes very good sense. Once you cut it you can't go back. But I will cut the excess above the stem once I find the perfect height but will even leave a bit up there just in case...

Thanks...
05-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By RockiesDad

Would you rather... spacers and stems

Assuming the math works out to be equal, almost, would you rather use 20mm of spacers with a -6deg stem or flip the stem and slam it to the head tube (no or 5mm spacer) with +6deg stem? I think the...
04-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By RockiesDad

What makes a great climbing bike?

Okay we all know that wheels/tires combo, a weight weenie bike and not to exclude the engine riding it makes any bike climb hills better. But what else is there on a bike that makes it a good...
04-05-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm drooling over the steel Strael 2.0 road bike...

I'm drooling over the steel Strael 2.0 road bike at the moment. Shipping for a frame is $118 and about $297 for a complete bike to CA. Looks like on top of that there is duty to pay. The Ultegra...
04-05-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By RockiesDad

+1. I ride my bike like I would ride a mountain...

+1. I ride my bike like I would ride a mountain bike in rough stuff. My butt shifted back going downhills and in the drops because I need to brake will at will. Hate to lose control while getting...
04-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By RockiesDad

Anyone had bike/frame shipped from UK?

Been thinking about a N+1 lately and was interested in a steel frame and came across Fairlight who is in London UK. They mentioned that they shipped many frames and bikes to the US before and that it...
03-14-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By RockiesDad

Are SRAM 10sp and 11sp cranks equal?

I currently have a SRAM Apex 2x10 crank and wanted to swap it with a SRAM Force 2x11 crank. My question is are these two a direct swap and will it work with my regular 10sp Apex front derailleur? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,179
Posted By RockiesDad

More choices here... http://gunnarbikes.com...

More choices here...

http://gunnarbikes.com (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/)

https://www.reillycycleworks.com/collections/frames >>> titanium frames
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By RockiesDad

Another consideration is what type of frame...

Another consideration is what type of frame material you want to get next. My gut feeling is that you're going to love a carbon frame. There are a ton of bikes around your price range. Take an...
02-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,526
Posted By RockiesDad

You mention the "far out fork" and I take it as a...

You mention the "far out fork" and I take it as a bit slower steering wise? Would you prefer the steering to be a bit quicker for the "perfect" bike or what they offer is good enough? I wonder it...
02-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By RockiesDad

Might want to start by knowing what kind of...

Might want to start by knowing what kind of riding you want to do most. Road, gravel, recreational etc. I would then try to test ride all the bikes in that category from all manufacturers. Next is...
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