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12-07-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 577
Posted By GrainBrain

Saint 7 speed RD and cassette + dropper post and...

Saint 7 speed RD and cassette + dropper post and front sus for bombing mountains on your cutthroat MTB that masquerades as a gravel machine :eek:
12-07-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm in the process now of having my rear wheel...

I'm in the process now of having my rear wheel warrantied. OEM wheel that came on new bike with WTB rim that started showing cracks around spoke holes. I've owned the bike for a year and a half when...
12-07-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,511
Posted By GrainBrain

Love the click-bait heading. Haven't thought of...

Love the click-bait heading.
Haven't thought of that Gotye song for awhile, what a flash in the pan!

I'm in the same thought process now with my old MTB -- was a size too big when I bought it...
12-07-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 577
Posted By GrainBrain

SRAM will be 12s, GRX 11s? SRAM seems to be the...

SRAM will be 12s, GRX 11s? SRAM seems to be the pioneer for 1x stuff, and the wireless would be super nice. 1x for gravel/road I'd want as many gears as I could afford.

Personally I'd go with 12s...
12-05-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By GrainBrain

This right here^ I see you're in Tennessee, which...

This right here^ I see you're in Tennessee, which would be wonderful I think for a full sus or something with front suspension. Full on MTB suspension would probably be overkill. For me on gravel I...
12-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow thanks fourfa for that info, I was hoping to...

Wow thanks fourfa for that info, I was hoping to see some indepth experience on these!

Yes RH does have the juniper ridge, I read though that they could measure up to 50mm setup tubeless on 23mm...
12-02-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By GrainBrain

Anyone using WTB Ventures in 650bx47?

I've got a 650b wheelset in the works, and initially planned on using gravel king sk in the 48mm size. There's been delays on parts so I've started to reconsider my original tires. The max tire size...
11-30-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,309
Posted By GrainBrain

Are those just gravelking slicks on the kinesis?...

Are those just gravelking slicks on the kinesis? How much snow do you tackle with them? I'll be mounting up the SK's in 650b soon.

Probably pull my 29er out and get it ready -- spent all last...
11-30-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,153
Posted By GrainBrain

We'll I guess it was still worth the $50 I saved...

We'll I guess it was still worth the $50 I saved over the Bluetooth version! I love data but I don't know how much I'd glean from it really.

Another somewhat disturbing quirk I've noticed is...
11-29-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By GrainBrain

+1 on the Panasonic, that's super nice. OK I...

+1 on the Panasonic, that's super nice.

OK I give up - how are you securing those to the wall!!??
11-29-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,153
Posted By GrainBrain

What version of the varia do you have? I think...

What version of the varia do you have? I think mine was the second version, I got it on sale. I'll double check but I don't think mine has Bluetooth, just ant+ :mad:
11-29-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,153
Posted By GrainBrain

I have the "simple" stand alone head unit. I can...

I have the "simple" stand alone head unit. I can shut off the head unit and the taillight will go into standby mode (no light). I can turn the head unit back on, and it will reconnect with the...
11-29-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 31,673
Posted By GrainBrain

I need a drop bar set -- or maybe it's time I get...

I need a drop bar set -- or maybe it's time I get the MTB going after a year and a half of neglect! Going to be very nice this week, temps well above freezing.
11-26-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By GrainBrain

Bike forums "winter" sub and my notes on Strava...

Bike forums "winter" sub and my notes on Strava really help when the season changes quick. One day it's 70° the next it's 30°. Really helpful to pull out my notes and immediately get going.

My...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By GrainBrain

... That wasn't really appropriate ... After my...

... That wasn't really appropriate ... After my double I didn't even look at my bike for a week and I love cycling. The last 15 minutes felt as long as the previous 13 hours.

The longest I've done...
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By GrainBrain

I'd go with something like the Continental Terra...

I'd go with something like the Continental Terra Speed in 35mm. Aggressive looking knobbies but don't be fooled this will be a quick tire on pavement. I've ridden Continental's 2.2" knobbie tires...
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By GrainBrain

What kind? I liked the 700x37mm Riddler's - I...

What kind? I liked the 700x37mm Riddler's - I liked the assurance of the large side knobs and the center small knobs were fast on pavement.
11-18-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,419
Posted By GrainBrain

Ha ha no infact it's maltodextrin. Lots and lots...

Ha ha no infact it's maltodextrin. Lots and lots of HEED. You leave it in the bottle long enough and it starts to smell like grain alcohol!

I leave the good stuff at home to guarantee I return :D
11-18-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,419
Posted By GrainBrain

I had a diamond frame rider blast by me on a...

I had a diamond frame rider blast by me on a single speed gravel bike wearing a wide brim hat and a farmer's button down shirt flapping open to the wind.

It was the middle of summer and he was...
11-15-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By GrainBrain

Mark Padun to EF. There were a lot of eyebrows...

Mark Padun to EF. There were a lot of eyebrows raised around his performance, can't wait to see how he does next year. So weird that he was left off the Tour roster last year.
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By GrainBrain

I recently had the chance to try on a Shimano...

I recently had the chance to try on a Shimano winter shoe, the mw 701 with their Volume+ last. I was blown away by how comfortable and wide they were! Wider in the toe box then the wide width lake...
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By GrainBrain

My usual rides consist of gravel and pavement....

My usual rides consist of gravel and pavement. Currently using maxxis velocita in 40mm. Supposed to have dual compound to increase mileage but I haven't seen excessive gains over gravel king slicks....
11-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By GrainBrain

^^ It was Rigo's grand fondo you'd think they'd...

^^ It was Rigo's grand fondo you'd think they'd be more aware. Apparently all it takes to be compliant is simply covering up the decals. Craddock got busted too and after seeing Vaughters...
11-05-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By GrainBrain

^ It's good to be King ... or prince or...

^ It's good to be King ... or prince or whomever's behind bankrolling the team. Same thought with Astana - not the worst way to spend state money I guess.

Craddock now to bike exchange -- AND...
11-03-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By GrainBrain

Viviani and Ethan hayter should make a good duo....

Viviani and Ethan hayter should make a good duo. Considering Owain Doull just went to EF. I remember this year's Tour of suisse? Or some early stage race where ineos had some opportunities to do...
10-24-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,416
Posted By GrainBrain

Speaking of riders on my VG radar - Quinten...

Speaking of riders on my VG radar - Quinten Hermans has been doing really well this CX season. I always forget that Iowa City is host to world cup racing, and only a few hours from me. I could've...
10-24-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,840
Posted By GrainBrain

It's not banned, and not going to explain how he...

It's not banned, and not going to explain how he was able to keep pace with gaudu up a mountain in the tour, or win Roubaix. His Roubaix win removed any resentment I might have had in relation to any...
10-11-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,416
Posted By GrainBrain

He released that right after the race, I can't...

He released that right after the race, I can't believe he said it. I'll take some time to dig out a clip of that ridiculousness, he might as well waved hello to Opi and Omi!
10-11-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 13,415
Posted By GrainBrain

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bah ha ha!

This was good, can't wait to startup again next year.
10-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,614
Posted By GrainBrain

It has to be! Love the too long extra cabling at...

It has to be! Love the too long extra cabling at the RD.
10-09-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,416
Posted By GrainBrain

Ha I happened to catch that moment with Blythe on...

Ha I happened to catch that moment with Blythe on the Moto (maybe one of many?) - the camera lens muddy and fear in his voice!

Seriously the heck was Luke Rowe thinking? Maybe nothing, I've made...
10-04-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 13,415
Posted By GrainBrain

Congrats on Remco, I shook the can and poured out...

Congrats on Remco, I shook the can and poured out some names for tomorrow!
10-04-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,416
Posted By GrainBrain

So much to process! Sagan going down in that...

So much to process! Sagan going down in that corner into 3ft of water would be terrible. I was really confused about Luke Rowe jumping into the front of the peloton on the arrenberg trench and...
10-03-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 13,415
Posted By GrainBrain

A beautiful race, I'll have to catch the last...

A beautiful race, I'll have to catch the last 80km I missed. I lament swapping out colbrelli and boivine ... but I like everyone else was highly dismissive of Colbrelli. You think I would've learned...
10-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 13,415
Posted By GrainBrain

I wonder if any men watched the women's race and...

I wonder if any men watched the women's race and are already completely psyched out? 2002 was the last wet session, where only 41 of 190 riders finished?

I didn't add Phillipsen, might regret...
10-02-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,416
Posted By GrainBrain

Looked into the race early in the day thanks to...

Looked into the race early in the day thanks to cyclingnews text feed, saw a short video clip from a fan of Lizzie Deignan attacking off the front. Get home to see she carried that the whole way !!??...
10-02-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By GrainBrain

Sad I missed this ... But in life none stop...

Sad I missed this ... But in life none stop dribbling if you want to retire it seems ...

He really works well partnered with a former pro, this year's Tour was great with him and Simon(??) - Simon...
09-26-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 13,415
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes things have snuck up on me, but I have...

Yes things have snuck up on me, but I have endeavored to make the men's RR! As I began to watch a little before the 100ish, I had enough fine to watch about 40 minutes, where I was treated to Sagan...
09-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By GrainBrain

Saw that highlight when it came out, then the...

Saw that highlight when it came out, then the next day in JV kit :lol: These WT teams sure are getting them early!
09-26-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By GrainBrain

Huge result for Neilson Powless! He looked...

Huge result for Neilson Powless! He looked incredible today!
09-05-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,511
Posted By GrainBrain

Been awol here but watching everyday and...

Been awol here but watching everyday and highlights ...

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had...
09-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,752
Posted By GrainBrain

dstrong Incredible 2%! :lol:

dstrong Incredible 2%! :lol:
08-29-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By GrainBrain

I realized I forgot about this, so I checked the...

I realized I forgot about this, so I checked the PCS link and of course Quinten Hermans has a minute on Alaphillipe and Pogacar! Only Vingegaard and Alaphillipe for me but that's better then nothing!...
08-29-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,752
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol::eek: Not a terrible 6 point pick,...

:lol::eek:

Not a terrible 6 point pick, better then Hugh going back home to binge on bangers and mash, playing snooker. Landa I believe is on the dead to me list. Maybe he'll show up this week.
...
08-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,752
Posted By GrainBrain

Bardet and I have gone from GC to stage hunting!...

Bardet and I have gone from GC to stage hunting! Finally got a stage win to lift me from the doldrums :lol: Jay Vine showing the potent potential of adrenaline and anger.

Proud to again not pick...
08-24-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,511
Posted By GrainBrain

https://youtu.be/uTf5M5kU-8I 30 minutes into...

https://youtu.be/uTf5M5kU-8I
30 minutes into the LR rest day podcast there's a good interview with Jay Vine. I thought it was a very interesting perspective from someone who just turned pro, so he...
08-24-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,511
Posted By GrainBrain

Wild looking break underway! Excited for G....

Wild looking break underway!

Excited for G. Martin and C Eiking!

I literally just saw Lawson Craddock look at the camera and mouth "Thanks for not picking me GrainBrain" :love:
08-21-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,752
Posted By GrainBrain

Vaughters and I are gonna have a quick chat about...

Vaughters and I are gonna have a quick chat about vaccinating EFs main GC guy right before the Vuelta ... I mean really? Super disappointing! However that silver lining of Großschatner is making up...
08-21-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,511
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm using expressVPN and just setting my location...

I'm using expressVPN and just setting my location to London. I watch on my smartphone, and recently I've had to start disabling "location services" (Android).
08-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,511
Posted By GrainBrain

Been keeping up with LR and GCN highlights, need...

Been keeping up with LR and GCN highlights, need to checkout Horner. Peacock highlights with van valde and bobke pretty bad :eek:

Super disappointed about Valverde that was a freak accident...
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