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09-19-19, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

Alright. Thanks for the tip.

Alright. Thanks for the tip.
09-17-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 46,799
Posted By Broctoon

boom is doing it right!

boom is doing it right!
09-17-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Broctoon

If Vuelta can't help you through the kit...

If Vuelta can't help you through the kit described above by Caliper...

Harris's website used to have a link to their special order catalog that showed almost every cone and axle size ever made. I...
09-10-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,941,729
Posted By Broctoon

That is a rare critter. The less popular color...

That is a rare critter. The less popular color (although in my opinion the best color for seat posts, because it's such a high wear item); non-standard size (by the conventions we've settled into for...
09-06-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Broctoon

I would agree that 46 x 18 is a good ratio for a...

I would agree that 46 x 18 is a good ratio for a guy like you to start with. 46 x 20 is probably a bit too low, even for an old guy on moderate hills not trying to go really fast.

Looks like...
09-05-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24,476
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Posted By Broctoon

Yes, I stay near max effort through the whole...

Yes, I stay near max effort through the whole workout, and I'd have a hard time going more than 10 laps/13.5 miles. Afterward, I'm exhausted for a few hours and not fully recovered for about a day.
09-03-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24,476
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Posted By Broctoon

Here's a plot of my heart rate over the 43 minute...

Here's a plot of my heart rate over the 43 minute workout described above. You can make out where each climb started, and kind of see the pattern that repeats for 10 laps. I don't know what happened...
09-03-19, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

Today I am posting a report of yesterday's...

Today I am posting a report of yesterday's workout. :thumb:

I had only ridden my Parallax twice since last August. Summer 2018 I was on it every week, but stuff happened to keep it hanging up in...
08-27-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 46,799
Posted By Broctoon

I spent the summer in Europe and just returned to...

I spent the summer in Europe and just returned to the good ol' U. S. and A. a few weeks ago. The exchange rate was pretty stable at $1.14 to $1.15 per Euro (or about 87 Euro cents to the dollar, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Broctoon

Merino wool is your friend. RedRam and Smartwool...

Merino wool is your friend. RedRam and Smartwool are a few of my favorite brands. Use it as a base layer, head to toes. Then perhaps add a mid layer on your torso, and top it off with something...
08-19-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By Broctoon

Wider bars of any shape give you more leverage...

Wider bars of any shape give you more leverage than narrow ones for accelerating from a stop or braking with your legs. There's no magic, undefinable quality in play. Leverage is simple geometry....
08-19-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,640
Posted By Broctoon

If it is a very long, steep hill, your legs could...

If it is a very long, steep hill, your legs could take a real beating, even at terminal velocity. And this could conceivably result in a crash, as you might lose your balance from your legs spinning...
08-19-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By Broctoon

Maybe the new forum member who resurrected this...

Maybe the new forum member who resurrected this ten year old thread is not aware he's posting in the fixed gear forum, or that with a fixed gear you can pedal backwards to move backwards. It makes...
08-19-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Broctoon

If your freewheel cog or your chain ring is 1/8"...

If your freewheel cog or your chain ring is 1/8" thick, you need a 1/8" chain. These are sometimes sold as "track" or "fixed gear" chains. They are a little heavier than narrower chains but they...
08-09-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,538
Posted By Broctoon

The first time that phrase has ever been typed or...

The first time that phrase has ever been typed or spoken, by me or any other human. :thumb:
08-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,502
Posted By Broctoon

I've got a set of Velocity Deep-V rims that I...

I've got a set of Velocity Deep-V rims that I ride pretty regularly on one of my bikes. The aerodynamic advantage is moot for me, because I don't ride that bike fast enough for it to make much...
08-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,538
Posted By Broctoon

I think Mercury Topaz had that grille style. My...

I think Mercury Topaz had that grille style. My dad owned one for a few years. Ford Tempo was more of a plain, conventional grille. They were pretty crappy cars, and yet surprisingly popular/good...
07-03-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By Broctoon

Then you have never really sprinted up a steep,...

Then you have never really sprinted up a steep, short- to moderate-length climb. Not accelerating, just maintaining speed as the grade increases. I donít think thereís any way to do it without some...
07-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By Broctoon

Then you have never really sprinted up a steep,...

Then you have never really sprinted up a steep, short- to moderate-length climb. Not accelerating, just maintaining speed as the grade increases. I donít think thereís any way to do it without some...
07-01-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Broctoon

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-01-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

A few days ago I visited Brussels, Belgium. I’m...

A few days ago I visited Brussels, Belgium. I’m traveling in Europe this summer.

Brussels has a strong bike culture generally, and right now they’re gearing up for the TdF start this weekend. I’m...
06-30-19, 01:36 PM
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Views: 46,799
Posted By Broctoon

Not at all. Thatís a cool bike.

Not at all. Thatís a cool bike.
06-28-19, 07:34 AM
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Views: 467,498
Posted By Broctoon

Agreed. The sotto voce models are the only way to...

Agreed. The sotto voce models are the only way to go. Because putting a bold billboard on your bike with the $150 headset manufacturerís name like 10 times... who you trying to impress? Also, please...
06-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 46,799
Posted By Broctoon

Wow! Nice setup, and an impressive fixed gear...

Wow! Nice setup, and an impressive fixed gear ride. You must be a remarkably fit person. Also, great picture!
06-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,850
Posted By Broctoon

It would be easy for frame builders to add a...

It would be easy for frame builders to add a little brazed-on boss under the chainstay, and for the hub manufacturers to design the brake reaction arm with a quick release of some sort... if there...
06-21-19, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

??? Go home, Seamuis. Youíre drunk.

???

Go home, Seamuis. Youíre drunk.
06-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,180
Posted By Broctoon

Iíd say Steamroller. I have one with 32mm tires...

Iíd say Steamroller. I have one with 32mm tires and room to spare. I also have a Nature Boy Disc with 35s. I like the Steamroller better.
06-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,612
Views: 467,498
Posted By Broctoon

Is that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, et al....

Is that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, et al. rocking out on stage? Canít get much cooler than that.
06-19-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,914
Posted By Broctoon

Any dedicated track frame should match your...

Any dedicated track frame should match your desire. They tend to be pricey. Does he want steel or aluminum? EAI Bare Knuckle is a top quality steel frame with no holes, other than in the fork crown...
06-10-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,174
Posted By Broctoon

I've been mulling over a similar idea, Tim....

I've been mulling over a similar idea, Tim. Except my weight expectation is not as ambitious, and I'm setting a pretty low budget.

To answer your question, I think 1200 grams is possible, but only...
06-09-19, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Broctoon

Nicely done! Something to be proud of indeed.

Nicely done! Something to be proud of indeed.
06-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,567
Posted By Broctoon

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24,476
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Posted By Broctoon

How long is each turn pulling (for you, Kevin, or...

How long is each turn pulling (for you, Kevin, or the third guy)? At that speed, I'm thinking only 20 or 30 seconds? There must be someone transitioning at all times, almost. That's part of why I say...
06-06-19, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

TMonk, I bet you three are a sight to see,...

TMonk, I bet you three are a sight to see, cruising 30 MPH in a tight pace line, full aero gear, tucked low on TT bikes. You’re out there doing EPIC stuff!
06-06-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24,476
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Posted By Broctoon

Man, I wish I had a bike vestibule! I have to...

Man, I wish I had a bike vestibule! I have to keep mine in the garage.
06-05-19, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

4.1 miles in 7:56. ^ ^ ^ Very impressive!

4.1 miles in 7:56. ^ ^ ^ Very impressive!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Broctoon

Lots of good insights here. Thanks for the...

Lots of good insights here. Thanks for the replies. I'm seeing multiple confirmations of what I'd hoped would be the case but wasn't sure.

Seattle Forrest, comparing apples to apples there might...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Broctoon

I do has a problem with puncturesólots of goat...

I do has a problem with puncturesólots of goat head thorns in my area. 😡

Iím hearing same rolling resistance at lower pressures, better ride quality, less weight, and of course flats fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Broctoon

Something I read online, saying much more...

Something I read online, saying much more pressure than that puts you at risk of blowouts. It may have been from early days of tubeless tires. I knew if I came here Iíd get the real low-down. 👍

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Broctoon

Tubeless road tires

I have zero experience with tubulars, quite a bit with clinchers of various types and sizes, and just a little with tubeless. My one bike that Iíve set up tubeless is for general kicking around,...
05-30-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,941,729
Posted By Broctoon

Undeniable proof that your legs produce too much...

Undeniable proof that your legs produce too much raw power. Simply as that.
05-24-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Broctoon

Really, Dyads? I thought they were heavy duty,...

Really, Dyads? I thought they were heavy duty, 600ish grams, for touring, tandems, etc.

I suppose wider and deeper is good, if they donít weigh a ton. I really want something pretty light and...
05-21-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Broctoon

I know this is a little off topic, but I have to...

I know this is a little off topic, but I have to ask, are H + Son rims really that great? Seems like their Archetype and also TB14 get a lot of love in this forum. But are they a revolutionary...
05-07-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By Broctoon

Co Motion offers belt drive on several models.

Co Motion offers belt drive on several models.
05-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,941,729
Posted By Broctoon

Yeah, thatís pretty hard core. 131 miles, 10k+...

Yeah, thatís pretty hard core. 131 miles, 10k+ feet of climbing, and a mix of road and dirt!

<ó this guy: not ready for a day like that.
05-07-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,434
Posted By Broctoon

I agree. A really sensible (ethical?) company...

I agree. A really sensible (ethical?) company would probably just admit that they don’t mass produce bikes for people over six feet tall, and recommend custom sizing.

I’m totally average build in...
05-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,434
Posted By Broctoon

That’s how my Steamroller is. 58cm seat tube,...

That’s how my Steamroller is. 58cm seat tube, C-C. There’s only about 8cm of seat post from the top of the seat tube to the rails. It’s my biggest frame. But I can stand flat footed and my junk...
05-07-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,434
Posted By Broctoon

Actually, they recommend using inseam, and just...

Actually, they recommend using inseam, and just include suggested height range as an additional consideration. Still arguably not a very good approach to frame sizing. I feel you should look most...
03-28-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By Broctoon

Another fun story... New cars get damaged...

Another fun story...


New cars get damaged quite frequently on the trains, or when loading/unloading them. The railroad doesn't even sweat this, because they have good insurance, and they make...
03-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 46,799
Posted By Broctoon

That bike looks so tidy! I love it.

That bike looks so tidy! I love it.
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