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09-23-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By woodcraft

Once, ages ago, I crashed in an overheated turn,...

Once, ages ago, I crashed in an overheated turn, & later found that the dustcap had spun off the pedal.

Spent a lot of time trying to find a replacement, & finally went back to the crash site and...
09-23-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 124
Posted By woodcraft

Those wires are just a random probability. Flats...

Those wires are just a random probability. Flats often come in clumps. Avoid riding through roadside debris and stay in the lane when you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By woodcraft

Mostly I just wanted to vent, but also to remind...

Mostly I just wanted to vent, but also to remind us to ride defensively.

I felt bad, but after reviewing the site, there's really nothing I would do differently. Definitely not pulling out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By woodcraft

Incident with cyclist while driving

Last night at 7:00, I was crossing the main street coming in to town- 2 lanes, bike lanes, no parking, traffic 25-30mph, driving my large white & heavily loaded van. This is blocks from my house so...
09-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,231
Posted By woodcraft

No room for bikes... ...

No room for bikes...


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 359
Posted By woodcraft

If it's glue tacking, the sound will probably go...

If it's glue tacking, the sound will probably go away shortly when some dirt gets in there. Were the rims clean when the tire was mounted?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 359
Posted By woodcraft

When rotating the rim on a truing stand, it's...

When rotating the rim on a truing stand, it's obvious if there's something rattling around, especially with carbon rims. Glue lumps, lost spoke nipples, bits of the rim. Often the bit can be worked...
09-22-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,888
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe so. At least you and he have drop bars so...

Maybe so. At least you and he have drop bars so that brings your hands in, what, a foot?
09-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,888
Posted By woodcraft

I have toured long miles and share BoraxKid's...

I have toured long miles and share BoraxKid's cringing reaction at the idea of covering any distance on a bike & riding position like that.

Perhaps those people that (I also) don't have a clue...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By woodcraft

That's great! CA legislature considered that I...

That's great! CA legislature considered that I think last year. I hope it comes up again and passes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 359
Posted By woodcraft

Something inside the rim only moves around at...

Something inside the rim only moves around at barely moving speeds, & valve stem rattle is usually also somewhat speed- dependent.

Deeper carbon wheels amplify sounds, so the source can be small....
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By woodcraft

It's fine. That's how it's supposed to look by...

It's fine. That's how it's supposed to look by big/big + 1" chain sizing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19,624
Views: 4,178,220
Posted By woodcraft

Upgrade from Harbor Freight plastic caliper, &...

Upgrade from Harbor Freight plastic caliper, & way easier to use than the thousandths vernier one.
...
09-21-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By woodcraft

Good lookin' crew!

Good lookin' crew!
09-21-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By woodcraft

Screwdriver to lift the edge, & compressed...

Screwdriver to lift the edge, & compressed air.
09-21-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By woodcraft

tough crowd!

tough crowd!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,067
Posted By woodcraft

"Do you walk to school, or carry your...

"Do you walk to school, or carry your lunch?"
09-20-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By woodcraft

Various outfits- REI, Patagonia, Pearl Izumi,...

Various outfits- REI, Patagonia, Pearl Izumi, Aerotech, etc. etc.

sell mtn bike-like shorts that are stretchy, slim-fitting, with pockets and a zipper that doesn't go down too low.

These are...
09-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By woodcraft

When it gets to this point, 'tho, it might need...

When it gets to this point, 'tho, it might need more than oil.


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09-20-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By woodcraft

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,427
Posted By woodcraft

AFAS style goes, it's a better look than a top...

AFAS style goes, it's a better look than a top tube bag, or a (shudder) frame bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By woodcraft

My comment wasn't related to safety, but a quick...

My comment wasn't related to safety, but a quick search finds this:

"In 2007, the Monash University Accident Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia released a report on car accident rates by car...
09-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 909
Posted By woodcraft

If anything, I see more folks having trouble with...

If anything, I see more folks having trouble with their electronic shifting than with mechanical.

Dropout of function, dead batteries, broken FD, mysterious wiring issues.

I know they're very...
09-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By woodcraft

I doubt that the wider bars would cause any...

I doubt that the wider bars would cause any problem besides a slight aero penalty.

I've gone down to 40cm bars on the road bike so now wider bars feel a little funny but work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By woodcraft

What I call "the death wish kit". Also not...

What I call "the death wish kit".

Also not popular when I express my opinion that black is the least intelligent color for a car.
09-18-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 909
Posted By woodcraft

Spending extra for electronic shifting sounds...

Spending extra for electronic shifting sounds kind of crazy,

but having swappable wheelsets is good if available.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By woodcraft

See there? I've demonstrated that I fall below...

See there? I've demonstrated that I fall below the minimum coolness factor to wear that kind of stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By woodcraft

They conveniently edit out any actual winter-...

They conveniently edit out any actual winter- sand in your teeth, numb hands, potholes in the dark, falls on ice, etc..

And no bottle flip.
09-17-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By woodcraft

:thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb:
09-16-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By woodcraft

Now, thanks to you and youtube, I know way more...

Now, thanks to you and youtube, I know way more than I did before about hand-scraping a surface plate.
09-16-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By woodcraft

Measure it with a tape measure? I don't have a...

Measure it with a tape measure? I don't have a hybrid, but 32mm cx tires measure about 27 1/2"- maybe 27 1/4".
09-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,400
Posted By woodcraft

Poll: Fork, spoon, or chopsticks?

Poll:
Fork, spoon, or chopsticks?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By woodcraft

Goes with your screen name.:thumb:

Goes with your screen name.:thumb:
09-15-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks for the detailed explanation. While the...

Thanks for the detailed explanation. While the DAG won't win tool design awards, it is worth it as the OP says IMO.

Those critical thinkers continue to post questions about poor shifting, leading...
09-15-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By woodcraft

Are you saying that you trust your eye over what...

Are you saying that you trust your eye over what the tool shows? That's an outlying position.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By woodcraft

This sounded odd, so I measured a bunch (~20) of...

This sounded odd, so I measured a bunch (~20) of stems and extensions, and did not get that result. 5.83mm- 5.95mm, w/ threaded stems being the biggest, & Conti extensions on the smaller end.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By woodcraft

This mechanic should go on the ignore list.

This mechanic should go on the ignore list.
09-15-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By woodcraft

Sounds like you have the skills, so with a few...

Sounds like you have the skills, so with a few more dabs, walking some bits, and rolling with the falls, you should be OK.

My mother just passed away at 91, but she took pretty regular tumbles...
09-15-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 987
Posted By woodcraft

OK, for that measure, 196, 835'

OK, for that measure, 196, 835'
09-13-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,120
Posted By woodcraft

What's the problem? The bar doesn't look...

What's the problem? The bar doesn't look corroded, the tape holding the cable doesn't even look old. If you have lots of acid sweat and old bare aluminum bars, yeah, inspect.

Randos make it a...
09-13-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By woodcraft

You think that doesn't happen?

You think that doesn't happen?
09-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By woodcraft

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and...

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and someone slashes their tire on a broken bottle.

After chiding their carelessness, you give them your spare tubular which they put on and ride home.
...
09-13-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By woodcraft

For bicycle purposes, grease is grease.

For bicycle purposes, grease is grease.
09-13-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By woodcraft

The equation gets complicated when you change the...

The equation gets complicated when you change the pedals, bottle cages, & saddle as well!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By woodcraft

I use shoe goo. It's more about sealing the...

I use shoe goo. It's more about sealing the cut/hole so that shards don't get stuck in there & cause a flat

than about structural integrity. It's common to dig rocks or bits of glass out of...
09-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By woodcraft

I disagree. There is galvanic corrosion...

I disagree. There is galvanic corrosion potential, so use grease, inspect periodically,

and use fibergrip if there is a slipping issue.

Quick google search:
"The issue with using carbon fiber...
09-12-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By woodcraft

IME, bathroom scales vary body weight up to 5 lbs...

IME, bathroom scales vary body weight up to 5 lbs which is 3%.

Like the current discussion of power meters, a scale can be consistent and be fine to keep track of your weight from week to week,
...
09-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By woodcraft

Oh, my mistake. You sound just like this guy,...

Oh, my mistake. You sound just like this guy, and some of his videos were right there in the youtube sidebar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZQ9qOduSs8
09-11-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By woodcraft

The road bike has basically 2 sets- daily= 50mm...

The road bike has basically 2 sets- daily= 50mm w/23/25mm, and harsh conditions= 40mm w/ 27mm.

The CX bike has: daily/mixed= file tread; road/ faster= 30mm Schwalbe; mtn bike terrain= Tufo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By woodcraft

More/ higher arch support is always worth trying....

More/ higher arch support is always worth trying.
The shoes flex less than your feet.
Taping pieces of bar tape or sheet cork to the underside of the insoles works well.
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