• vvill's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    Maybe shop for a used bike from a co-op or similar. Otherwise, any entry level road bike should fit your spec although you may be forced up into...
    4 replies | 31 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    vvill replied to a thread Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob in Events
    Ok so looking at Tania's GRUSK pic, I guess it was slightly different conditions to HBR after all. Spare a thought for the poor photographer! This...
    25 replies | 624 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 AM
    vvill replied to a thread Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob in Events
    I sort of regret not doing that last year. It really was a great place to hang out and I would've enjoyed overnighting there for sure. Err......
    25 replies | 624 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    vvill replied to a thread Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob in Events
    GRUSK and HBR are both great events - I'd go back to do both if I had the chance. HBR is unquestionably tougher imo. I'd consider bringing spare...
    25 replies | 624 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 07:36 PM
    So to follow up on this jacked thread, I got my $96 (!) Praxis 11-40 10sp cassette in today. It shifts beautifully and chain doesn't fall off when...
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  • hozn's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 05:40 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob in Events
    Come do HBR! (I am not sure there is more climbing, but I hear the hills hurt more.) How is that bike build going?!
    25 replies | 624 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 09:53 PM
    Interesting; I wonder if they really put them through the extra testing that UCI mandates (also not sure what that means). Well, hopefully...
    188 replies | 16451 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 09:11 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob in Events
    I know a few folks from these parts are going, so hopefully you can hitch check a ride. I was excited to do it this year, but will be on travel. ...
    25 replies | 624 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 03:14 PM
    Are those the"basalt" surface? Glad they work well. I only ever used mine with the blue pads they ship; the interwebs suggested those were...
    188 replies | 16451 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 05:04 AM
    How do they brake for you? I had a set of the high-temp-resin 50x25 wheels a few years back and they were fine (after I detensioning and rebuilt them...
    188 replies | 16451 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 06:41 PM
    When I commuted regularly I did use a mask some days in the summer. I have a bunch of the disposable carbon activated ones you'll see in Asian...
    13 replies | 472 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 09:20 AM
    vvill replied to a thread OneEighth Sighting in Pictures & Videos
    Spotted the Man today heading east on the FMR detour. We said hi.
    2757 replies | 396935 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 02:21 PM
    vvill replied to a thread See you later! in General Discussion
    Good luck Tim! You'll be missed but I know I'll see you on Strava. And there's a whole bunch of KOMs waiting for you. Like hozn, I enjoyed the HP...
    19 replies | 956 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 01:25 PM
    :-) Yeah, I guess if it's not tight, then I could probably just borrow someone's ( yours! :-) ) QR 650b wheelset and position it close enough to...
    188 replies | 16451 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 12:16 PM
    hozn replied to a thread See you later! in General Discussion
    Good luck out West, Tim. It's been awhile now, but I miss our HP rides; trying to stay in your draft was a huge motivation! You'll be missed here. ...
    19 replies | 956 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 12:08 PM
    650b + big tires like that (those are 47mm) is roughly same diameter as 700x28c. So you get similar gearing + standover, etc. as a road bike with a...
    188 replies | 16451 view(s)
  • americancyclo's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 09:41 AM
    Bye Tim!
    19 replies | 956 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-14-2017, 09:23 PM
    I have a star nut installer you can borrow if you need. I agree; that job needs a tool. I did it once or twice without but never got it very...
    188 replies | 16451 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-12-2017, 01:29 PM
    Yeah, for disc-brake rims I would recommend considering: - Velocity Aileron, like Tania said. From knowing folks like Pete run these. - Kinlin...
    12 replies | 584 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-12-2017, 01:21 PM
    It's very possible, perhaps probably, that your current wheel is just poorly built. If tensions are not even, you'll have spokes break but it's very...
    12 replies | 584 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 12:08 PM
    Sorry, don't know. I'm sure I have a few you can have to try if you like. I have these (0.5 inch): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F5K82A ...
    46 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 09:44 AM
    Cool -- do you know if they make these small enough to fit the cable bosses for zip-tie mounts on bike frames?
    46 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • vvill's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 09:32 AM
    I use velcro zip-ties a bunch of a lot of things. They can be a little more fidgety than regular zip-ties if it's a small opening, and tougher to get...
    46 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 09:09 AM
    Yeah, I'm sure it's much easier to pack in a full-size box :) My primary concern is fitting a full-size bike box in the back of a European car along...
    46 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 06:51 PM
    hozn replied to a thread My visit to Conte's in Maintenance
    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/could-this-automatic-chain-lube-dispenser-make-your-bike-faster-188314
    37 replies | 1485 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 06:05 PM
    Yeah, it was between those two that I was debating, so glad for the great review. I have been watching for a used one to come up (on eBay or...
    46 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 02:00 PM
    hozn replied to a thread My visit to Conte's in Maintenance
    Replacing the chain? No, but you need a chain tool and a maybe a chain quicklink tool: -...
    37 replies | 1485 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 01:45 PM
    hozn replied to a thread My visit to Conte's in Maintenance
    Kool Stop salmon brake pads: $10 Jagwire stainless brake + shifter cables: $10 (OR) Jagwire complete brake & shift cables w/ housing: $30 Chain:...
    37 replies | 1485 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 01:28 PM
    Which case do you recommend? Is the Copilot worth the premium? I'm to the point where I am looking at cases.
    46 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • hozn's Avatar
    05-09-2017, 03:03 PM
    I don't think this is related, but it does look from your picture like you could probably back out your b-screw and get the RD guide wheel closer to...
    34 replies | 1041 view(s)
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