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01-20-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 838
Posted By base2

I'm not going to burn up my phone's data plan...

I'm not going to burn up my phone's data plan watching a (probably) wrong YouTube video...But, charitibly speaking from what I can piece together in the thread replies: The OP may be on to something...
01-20-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By base2

So-called: "Social media" is anything but. I...

So-called: "Social media" is anything but.

I was on & off again with the Face Book after a long stint on MySpace (which was still superior back in the day, IMO) I kept getting off because Mark...
01-15-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,112
Posted By base2

As I said above, they (Knarly 700'c x 41) were...

As I said above, they (Knarly 700'c x 41) were way faster at 45 or 50psi than at 80 IME...That being said, last winter I mostly ran them at or above 40 or so. Above ~35 if I took it gravelling, about...
01-15-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,112
Posted By base2

The quality of the tube has absolutly nothing to...

The quality of the tube has absolutly nothing to do with whether or not the tire bead blows off the rim.

Tubes come in all variety of thicknesses from ultra-thick thorn resistant to ridiculously...
01-14-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By base2

I have a Recon on my mountain bike, my wife has...

I have a Recon on my mountain bike, my wife has one on hers too. 100mm of travel is the factory OEM setting. But, I like the ability to adjust the travel to 80-120 mm by swapping around the internal...
01-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By base2

Notso_fastLane Yeah, I too am curious what...

Notso_fastLane Yeah, I too am curious what derailleur setup handles 49 chain wrap in your current state & 58 in your proposed state.

Intermediary chain tensioners somewhere? Why not a Schlumpf,...
01-09-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By base2

If you are in Seattle, Rodriquez & Erickson have...

If you are in Seattle, Rodriquez & Erickson have 2 or 3 tandems used & on sale on the showroom floor.

Recycled Cycles also has 2 available as well.

"Reasonable" for a tandem is usually 2x what...
01-09-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,112
Posted By base2

True & +1 The tire casing/mop threads bit is a...

True & +1 The tire casing/mop threads bit is a genius bit of explaining.
That the forward direction of travel is being constantly directed some direction other than forward by every inconsistancy in...
01-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,112
Posted By base2

Yeah, I'm super dum-dum....

Yeah, I'm super dum-dum. (https://www.mathplanet.com/education/pre-algebra/probability-and-statistic/calculating-the-outcome)

Vector: The line on the graph that goes through the point you want...
01-09-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By base2

Most often it is a light overspray of some matte...

Most often it is a light overspray of some matte black. Sometimes high gloss clear if they want to accentuate the carbon-ness of it or high gloss black if they want to make it look "sleek." I have...
01-08-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,520
Posted By base2

Well, maybe you've never unded up upside down in...

Well, maybe you've never unded up upside down in a cedar tree with a bike on top of you after flying off the neighbors retaining wall at the bottom of a hill when you were 14 years old. But if you...
01-08-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By base2

Or you just use your rear brake predominantly for...

Or you just use your rear brake predominantly for stopping & under utilize the front. Exactly the opposite of what is most effective. Combine that with rarely removing grit/road grime/abrasives from...
01-08-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,112
Posted By base2

Yeah, the Youtube kept shoving this in my face....

Yeah, the Youtube kept shoving this in my face. Eventually, I watched it. It doesn't have anything new.

He does gloss over the nuance of larger tires have lower rolling resistance for a given...
01-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By base2

I suppose the question is: "Does this scratch go...

I suppose the question is: "Does this scratch go through the surface paint into structure?"

You have no idea the number of aluminum seat tracks my work replaced because the engineer didn't know...
01-08-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,520
Posted By base2

...Except for center-pull brakes. Especially the...

...Except for center-pull brakes. Especially the long reach ones. Compressionless Kevlar® reinforced brake cable housing such as Jagwire KEB SL does help a lot though.

Center-pull pads on steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,690
Posted By base2

When I commute it's always hours before sunrise....

When I commute it's always hours before sunrise. Come October through March, any riding, recreational or otherwise is going to have a strong after sunset component.

After dark, drivers tend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By base2

I just went through a similar thought exercise...

I just went through a similar thought exercise for my Cervelo. In the end I bought the RedShift offerings. They still have not arrived in the post.

The dual position seatpost is what really did it...
01-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,514
Posted By base2

In the last month as a means of winter overhaul...

In the last month as a means of winter overhaul of the stable I've picked up 2 EDCO monoblock cassettes, a Novatec freehub, 2 sets of ENVE wheels with DT Swiss hubs, a RedShift dual position seat...
01-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By base2

That is so, "not aero." What kind of "cyclist"...

That is so, "not aero."
What kind of "cyclist" is this?

He's not even wearing genuine spandex® brand kit!
01-07-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By base2

It's a very, very large open question you are...

It's a very, very large open question you are seeking an answer for.

What the bikes intended use is means a lot. I am going to answer in broad strokes:
It's hard to go wrong with a 34-50 crankset...
01-07-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,535
Posted By base2

I cracked & broke the training routine yesterday....

I cracked & broke the training routine yesterday.

The family matriarch passed on. :( So we though it best to go to a Mexican restaurant, and get trashed with a giant margharita, a couple of beers,...
01-07-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By base2

All of my bikes are like the ship of Theseus. A...

All of my bikes are like the ship of Theseus. A list of changes would be long & (yawn), boring. Though I am looking to re-hub some Metron 40's to use on my disc Gravel/CX bike. Maybe an Extralight RC...
Forum: Foo
01-07-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 939
Posted By base2

Man, I'm still waiting for the ANT+ Audio...

Man, I'm still waiting for the ANT+ Audio standard so I can stream the music stored in my heart rate monitor or powermeter to the speaker in my Garmin 520. What ever will I do?

(Go back to pineing...
01-06-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,050
Posted By base2

Fwiw: Cable fray has a 95% chance of being the...

Fwiw: Cable fray has a 95% chance of being the problem. The sudden onset after a history of problematic sticky neglect seals the deal...but in the unlikly event that fray is not the problem, another...
01-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By base2

I had a problem with the disc rubbing the pads on...

I had a problem with the disc rubbing the pads on a (formerly) new bike. The issue was the garbage OEM Tektro calipers, organic pads with the surface area of a penny & small 160mm rotors. The heat...
01-02-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By base2

A rolling stone gathers no moss?

A rolling stone gathers no moss?
01-02-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By base2

Papa was a rolling stone?

Papa was a rolling stone?
01-02-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

Holy carp! RAAM qualifier? Dude, I'm honored you...

Holy carp! RAAM qualifier? Dude, I'm honored you stopped by my thread. That's some real next level dedication. Suggestion to keep bars on all the time definitely noted! :thumb:
01-02-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

I read this, & thought on it a bit. A 52 tooth...

I read this, & thought on it a bit. A 52 tooth Rotor Qarbon & Absolute Black 36 oval chain rings are now on order. I generally ride a 50/34, but after a bit of reading it seems that stepping up the...
12-31-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

surak , OBoile , I was responding to friday1970 ...

surak , OBoile , I was responding to friday1970 regarding his input on the wheel cover. Did the quotes not encapsulate the words of a single user?

I know about bars in group events. For obvious...
12-30-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

I'll keep this in mind. We'll see how the...

I'll keep this in mind. We'll see how the clip-ons go first. The Seattle to Portland ride is in July & the significant other & I have a few car road trips to Oregon & California for century rides in...
12-30-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

Wow. That thing is exotic. I'm pretty...

Wow. That thing is exotic.



I'm pretty much sold on the clip-on bars. It's just a matter of payday happening by the end of the week. Generally I ride 44cm wide bars. The fit is as dialed in as...
12-30-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,292
Posted By base2

The GMC Denali comes in 4 (count 'em 4!!!) sizes!...

The GMC Denali comes in 4 (count 'em 4!!!) sizes!

I'm sure a $45 stem or 2 will get you in the ballpark as far as fit.
12-30-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By base2

Maybe "The Rock" is named Dwane Johnson.

Maybe "The Rock" is named Dwane Johnson.
12-24-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

Ok. Having pockets in a skinsuit is something to...

Ok. Having pockets in a skinsuit is something to keep in mind.
Big bars could get annoying. Small bars are better. Having clip-ons is as much about comfort as anything else.

I think That I'll...
12-23-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

Ha! Yeah, I'm not sure my Triumph would compare. ...

Ha! Yeah, I'm not sure my Triumph would compare.
I'll give this "upgrade" some consideration, though. Thanks! ;)
12-23-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By base2

So I've decided to give a darn about "aero"

So after 4 years & 20,000+ miles, I've had the usual up's & downs we all face in terms of motivation & ability.

2016 was my best year. By best, I mean both fastest & most mileage. Man, I loved...
12-23-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By base2

I'm pretty skeptical of anything from The...

I'm pretty skeptical of anything from The Brightside. Usually misleading or misrepresented at best.

Very entertaining clickbait though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By base2

I have your exact bike. Before I even bought it,...

I have your exact bike. Before I even bought it, I picked up a PowerTap Amp G3 30/30 wheelset from The Pro's Closet for $1000. "Used one season, actual mileage unknown."

6000 miles later The...
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By base2

Wow! So close! That second link is indeed...

Wow! So close! That second link is indeed centerlock disk 24 hole. It's 12mm thru axle though. I'm on QR. But it's awesome to know they are on the ball with meeting market demand.

Link saved for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,743
Posted By base2

Whoa! Wow! If only...um, Yeah. I would get so...

Whoa! Wow! If only...um, Yeah.
I would get so strong if this was near me. We have nothing like this.
Super jealous. You must be strong!
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By base2

If you can find a 24 hole disc Son dynamo, I...

If you can find a 24 hole disc Son dynamo, I would be genuinly interested. Either centerlock or 6 bolt would be fine.

I have been on 24 hole disc rims for a few years now & have an older set of...
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By base2

IIRC the guy on the TABR had what looked like ...

IIRC the guy on the TABR had what looked like ENVE G27 carbon clincher rims. So far as I know they come is 24 hole only.

On my Cervelo, I once popped a spoke on the 24 hole (rear) carbon rim...
Forum: Foo
12-19-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By base2

I say put the bikes on a rack, & load the car...

I say put the bikes on a rack, & load the car with whatever is important enough to fit.

Posessions are overrated & it's probably cheaper to hit the Goodwill when you get to your destination....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,743
Posted By base2

I tend to around 80 on climbs. Too much lower & I...

I tend to around 80 on climbs. Too much lower & I really can't stand it. Any higher I find myself looking for another gear. The trick is to find the balance between cardiovascular and muscular...
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By base2

Last I looked Son didn't do 24 hole disc dynamos,...

Last I looked Son didn't do 24 hole disc dynamos, so they must feel that it's definitely not enough. Shutter Precision seems to think it's fine though.

If you watch the Lael Wilcox Trans-Am...
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By base2

I find Clif bars do good for about the first 2...

I find Clif bars do good for about the first 2 bars or so. After that they just sit like a big undigestable brick.

I find (for a 20 oz bottle) a mixture of 2/3 scoop powdered Gatorade, 1.5 NUUN...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,070
Posted By base2

I think the general advice against adding shocks...

I think the general advice against adding shocks to a non-suspension bike is in general pretty reasonable. There are some caveats though. Certainly jumps & whatnot would be unwise. Some bikes came in...
12-18-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,602
Posted By base2

The list here is pretty comprehensive. To add, I...

The list here is pretty comprehensive. To add, I always make mental note of whatever anomoly occured on the ride & get addressed & prioritized before the next ride.

That bottom bracket klunk under...
12-17-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,292
Posted By base2

Dude, we get it. You seem to like the 21 speed...

Dude, we get it. You seem to like the 21 speed GMC Denali.
1258 miles is a months worth of riding for some here. More like 2-3 months for the rest of us here. It would take me a year & 2 months to...
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