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07-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,557
Posted By woodcraft

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By woodcraft

197 laps- that's not many. ...

197 laps- that's not many.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFLXlBe0Nuk
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By woodcraft

I remember seeing a youtube video of a guy doing...

I remember seeing a youtube video of a guy doing that (fixed gear)- maybe in London.

He went up a modest urban hill all night and more, coasting down w/ feet off the pedals.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By woodcraft

IDK if the bike change matters, but chunking into...

IDK if the bike change matters, but chunking into 20 mile segments can be good...
07-09-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By woodcraft

Oh yeah, there's also a ******g T27.

Oh yeah, there's also a ******g T27.
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By woodcraft

They work pretty well, but I share your...

They work pretty well, but I share your frustration toward the proliferation of driver patterns.

With Torx in particular, you can't really tell the difference visually between a T15 and a T20, or...
07-08-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By woodcraft

1. Highly inflated tires left in a hot car-...

1. Highly inflated tires left in a hot car- possibly.

2. Max pressures on tire sidewalls are conservative.

3. Lots of bikes & tires out there. If it was a thing, you would have heard the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By woodcraft

I go a little conservative at first, using any...

I go a little conservative at first, using any reserves in the upper stretch,

then kind of fool myself into thinking that the top is actually a ways down the backside where the speed picks back up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,021
Posted By woodcraft

Does the amount of helmet vents make any...

Does the amount of helmet vents make any difference?
07-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 148,943
Posted By woodcraft

+1 Looks like tape.

+1 Looks like tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,021
Posted By woodcraft

The focus on ventilation is mainly marketing...

The focus on ventilation is mainly marketing Kool-aid IMO.

I use one helmet with lots of vents, and an Air Attack with few,

and wouldn't think to wear one or the other based on heat or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,966
Posted By woodcraft

Bandana or buff so you can pull it up as needed. ...

Bandana or buff so you can pull it up as needed.

Pretty standard around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By woodcraft

Plus another 8% for 47mm tires?

Plus another 8% for 47mm tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,021
Posted By woodcraft

For road biking, you should be looking directly...

For road biking, you should be looking directly ahead, 15 or 20 yards, and occasionally scanning sides and rear.

For a helmet, I find weight makes a difference, so go light, but also aero makes a...
07-06-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,379
Posted By woodcraft

Looks like you will never know.:)

Looks like you will never know.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By woodcraft

Disc brakes, electronic shifting, bigger tires,...

Disc brakes, electronic shifting, bigger tires, even bigger cassettes.

Visually as well, newer bikes are getting a muffin-top look.
07-06-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By woodcraft

No. $350 might be OK if you had a set of fancy...

No. $350 might be OK if you had a set of fancy wheels that you liked,

but I'm looking for a wheel (tubular) or hub for the CX bike.
07-06-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By woodcraft

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading...

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading the internals of an older Powertap hub,

and they said they could do it and gave a price...
07-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By woodcraft

I watched a couple of episodes- entertaining, ...

I watched a couple of episodes- entertaining,

& just the thing if you are a foodie/cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By woodcraft

As opposed to 11 speed Ultegra cassette for $82?

As opposed to 11 speed Ultegra cassette for $82?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,771
Posted By woodcraft

I remember this because it happened last night-...

I remember this because it happened last night- strawberry on hip.





Just trying to answer the call:

"this thread is worthless without photos."
07-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 148,943
Posted By woodcraft

Huh. I've never done the rear by reaching...

Huh. I've never done the rear by reaching between the legs- seems easier to have the hand pulled down into the seat tube,

and hanging the fingers down alongside the spokes seems to add unecessary...
07-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,256
Posted By woodcraft

This is a good read: ...

This is a good read:

https://www.hammernutrition.com/media/downloads/fuelinghandbook.pdf

Take-aways:
- You cannot replace all the energy or fluids used during the workout- don't try.
- Eat...
07-04-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By woodcraft

It's to hold full-length housings. Not a bad...

It's to hold full-length housings. Not a bad thing, it works.
07-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By woodcraft

This guy broke the chain. ...

This guy broke the chain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCLvqN9kwuo
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By woodcraft

Clear, effective & concise- thanks!

Clear, effective & concise- thanks!
07-03-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 148,943
Posted By woodcraft

Or just skip forward to where you take them off...

Or just skip forward to where you take them off because of the annoying noise and no detectable benefit.
07-03-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By woodcraft

I used those or like that for a while, & AIR they...

I used those or like that for a while, & AIR they were so light that they didn't hang consistently,

making clipping in more of a bother.

I think those have roller bearings, & cleaning &...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,779
Posted By woodcraft

That's as fast as the fastest group ride around...

That's as fast as the fastest group ride around here, with roughly the same climbing,

so you would either be leading a group of whippet-thin, high mileage hotheads,

or something about your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By woodcraft

No, but it's possible to plot a route on RWGPS...

No, but it's possible to plot a route on RWGPS and have it make some pretty random jumps while you're working on it.
06-30-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,379
Posted By woodcraft

The beating of straw men will continue until...

The beating of straw men will continue until morale improves.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 4,112,193
Posted By woodcraft

"Hell of the North" tire 28mm- actually more like...

"Hell of the North" tire 28mm- actually more like 27mm. Should be about like Pave for 3x the price.

The two for $9 neoprene bag has been road tested & is performing beautifully- quiet, not...
06-29-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By woodcraft

Don't use a torch.

Don't use a torch.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By woodcraft

Congrats! That's fast especially considering...

Congrats! That's fast especially considering that there must be a lot of traffic controls.
06-29-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By woodcraft

Here's a few more for the memory lane trip- Look,...

Here's a few more for the memory lane trip- Look, Life, '66 & '69. Lots of cigarette ads.

I got Boy's Life, but pretty dull as I recall- got more out of Mad magazine.

...
06-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By woodcraft

This thread title is better...

This thread title is better...
06-29-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By woodcraft

Makes sense, if the rim was bent, more and uneven...

Makes sense, if the rim was bent, more and uneven spoke tension is needed to pull it back into line.

From the bike shop's end, they don't want to promise more than they can deliver.

At worst,...
06-29-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By woodcraft

What about the saddle- should that be thrown away?

What about the saddle- should that be thrown away?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By woodcraft

I use liquid electrical tape.

I use liquid electrical tape.
06-28-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By woodcraft

Hard to see how that could be a first- it's...

Hard to see how that could be a first- it's common in my area.

If it was a cyclist passing, they would do that, right? Just add a massive dose of testosterone.

I've been passed at +40 or 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,079
Posted By woodcraft

I just did a long-ish ride, for my sad state of...

I just did a long-ish ride, for my sad state of fitness- 6 hrs moving time.

Mainly focused on keeping the HR to modest levels, and looked at power only to not go at all high. No efforts on hills....
06-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By woodcraft

Sqirtdad's link has an adjustable mount, 'tho...

Sqirtdad's link has an adjustable mount, 'tho those are excessively bright IMO.

I'd also be concerned about the light possibly rotating into the spokes, & a bit of aero penalty.
06-26-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By woodcraft

Thank you for clarifying that point.

Thank you for clarifying that point.
06-26-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By woodcraft

If it's a wall hanger, then definitely get butyl...

If it's a wall hanger, then definitely get butyl tubes, & inflate once a month instead of every few days.
06-26-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By woodcraft

Mostly folks attach it to seatstay so that...

Mostly folks attach it to seatstay so that drivers can't see it much, but passing birds can.

More of a dull idea, IMO.
06-26-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By woodcraft

Fiber-grip stuff is not automatically needed for...

Fiber-grip stuff is not automatically needed for CF parts-

use it there's an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By woodcraft

Now that sounds like uncharted territory.

Now that sounds like uncharted territory.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By woodcraft

Quality is overrated. Nowadays perfectly...

Quality is overrated. Nowadays perfectly machined and finished stuff is everywhere.

Many antiques are valued (or were before the bottom fell out) for their imperfection- chairs were made because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By woodcraft

Quite a few folks use simple little packs on DC...

Quite a few folks use simple little packs on DC rides for clothing, etc..

Handlebar bag is a classic solution especially if you need to carry a lot of food.

I've done up to 140 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,153
Posted By woodcraft

How long of rides, & how hard are you working? ...

How long of rides, & how hard are you working?

Pushing on the pedals is a lot of what keeps weight off the hands.

Not much room to get more upright or shorten reach, so that leaves

beach...
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