Gravel Bikes Advice Required

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
Bonefishblues
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby Bonefishblues » 24 Jun 2019, 4:37pm

mnichols wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
mnichols wrote:Love my Camino. Love it Love it Love it....I think I'm going to give it a polish now

You are the lady off Bake Off - The Professionals and I claim my £50



I've never seen Bake-Off, and I'm not a lady, so I don't get the reference, but as it's 50:50 I've decided to take it as a compliment

It's one you either get or you don't, I'm afraid :D

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jun 2019, 5:39pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
mnichols wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:You are the lady off Bake Off - The Professionals and I claim my £50



I've never seen Bake-Off, and I'm not a lady, so I don't get the reference, but as it's 50:50 I've decided to take it as a compliment

It's one you either get or you don't, I'm afraid :D

Please enlighten us?
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby Bonefishblues » 24 Jun 2019, 6:00pm

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
mnichols wrote:

I've never seen Bake-Off, and I'm not a lady, so I don't get the reference, but as it's 50:50 I've decided to take it as a compliment

It's one you either get or you don't, I'm afraid :D

Please enlighten us?

On that TV programme there is a particularly annoying lady judge who, by and large hates everything she's served up.

Just occasionally though she likes something, and her phrase is always love it, love it, love it.

That's all, really. As I say, you either get it or you don't :D

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby gxaustin » 29 Jun 2019, 5:25pm

The effects of not being able to achieve KOPS by not being able get the saddle far back enough is more pressure on the knees and more weight on the hands,all of which is made worse on anything less than a smooth road,on gravel or rougher surfaces it's just made ten times worse.


Good point. I think you can get extra lay back seat posts to help with that.

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jun 2019, 5:49pm

gxaustin wrote:
The effects of not being able to achieve KOPS by not being able get the saddle far back enough is more pressure on the knees and more weight on the hands,all of which is made worse on anything less than a smooth road,on gravel or rougher surfaces it's just made ten times worse.


Good point. I think you can get extra lay back seat posts to help with that.

Yes they're available,I have one.
But if bikes were designed better ordinary layback seatposts would be all that's needed,and as I posted up thread,for anyone who has short thighs an inline seatpost would suffice.
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby gxaustin » 29 Jun 2019, 7:29pm

Yes they're available,I have one.
But if bikes were designed better ordinary layback seatposts would be all that's needed,and as I posted up thread,for anyone who has short thighs an inline seatpost would suffice.


It would be interesting to know why they chose those angles.

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jun 2019, 7:40pm

gxaustin wrote:
Yes they're available,I have one.
But if bikes were designed better ordinary layback seatposts would be all that's needed,and as I posted up thread,for anyone who has short thighs an inline seatpost would suffice.


It would be interesting to know why they chose those angles.

Racing?
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Jun 2019, 8:20pm

We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town. Beep beep.

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jun 2019, 8:23pm

Bonefishblues wrote:We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town. Beep beep.

??? I've no idea what that means???
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Jun 2019, 8:32pm

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town. Beep beep.

??? I've no idea what that means???

It's a lyric. Drop it into Google and you'll understand my answer :wink:

I thought you liked the esoteric these days :D

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jun 2019, 8:37pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town. Beep beep.

??? I've no idea what that means???

It's a lyric. Drop it into Google and you'll understand my answer :wink:

I thought you liked the esoteric these days :D

Sorry never did like David Bowie so wasn't familiar with any of his lyrics.
Though now I've googled it I understand the post :wink:
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Jun 2019, 8:39pm

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:??? I've no idea what that means???

It's a lyric. Drop it into Google and you'll understand my answer :wink:

I thought you liked the esoteric these days :D

Sorry never did like David Bowie so wasn't familiar with any of his lyrics.

I regret to inform you that this is the end of our relationship. We're just incompatible :lol:

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby gxaustin » 29 Jun 2019, 8:42pm

It would be interesting to know why they chose those angles.

Racing?


On a gravel bike?

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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jun 2019, 8:43pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:It's a lyric. Drop it into Google and you'll understand my answer :wink:

I thought you liked the esoteric these days :D

Sorry never did like David Bowie so wasn't familiar with any of his lyrics.

I regret to inform you that this is the end of our relationship. We're just incompatible :lol:

PS
It's not me, it's you!

https://youtu.be/aXtHt8BstCs
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Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jun 2019, 8:49pm

gxaustin wrote:
It would be interesting to know why they cho8se those angles.

Racing?


On a gravel bike?

Exactly!
Edit:-it's all a carry over from road racing,there's a lot of it about :?
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