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09-11-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By base2

Why not just go to the bike park now? There is...

Why not just go to the bike park now?
There is a such a thing as "over-biked."
You'd be surprised what you can & your current bike can do. Besides, you'll have mad skillz when you upgrade in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By base2

You can run any ol' clincher tire on any clincher...

You can run any ol' clincher tire on any clincher rim. Tubeless is only a possibility if both tube & rim are tubeless capable. Even then, you can run tubes...it's just that the option of tubeless is...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 651
Posted By base2

The biggest problem I see, is the cost. With...

The biggest problem I see, is the cost. With enough money, you can do anything. What I gather is this is a single speed steel framed flat land city bike that is being retooled to jump on the latest...
09-10-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By base2

I agree. Finding parts that aren't black has...

I agree. Finding parts that aren't black has become quite the challenge in recent years. I can see why the manufacturers do it. Black hides poor surface texture from cost conscious manufacture that ...
09-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By base2

I've de-anodized plenty. 6oz per gallon ratio of...

I've de-anodized plenty. 6oz per gallon ratio of food grade soaping lye/water. Soak the part 3 minutes & scrub. 50/50 it comes out beautiful with no further work required. Brambleberry soap supply in...
09-09-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,298
Posted By base2

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1091713...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1091713-varsinental-project.html

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09-04-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,854
Views: 2,421,228
Posted By base2

Here is my 1997 Trek 6500zx The bars look high,...

Here is my 1997 Trek 6500zx
The bars look high, but when accounting for suspension sag of the 100mm travel RockShox Recon while riding, the reach & drop is consistent with my road bikes. The intent...
09-01-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,678
Posted By base2

Junk miles are junk miles. That's not to say they...

Junk miles are junk miles. That's not to say they don't have any benefit. They're just miles spent not doing what is consistant with your goal.

I rarely spend any time training any more. I did...
08-31-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By base2

Attention All: Problem solved! The good folks at...

Attention All: Problem solved! The good folks at Panaracer were very responsive and the issue is done. New tires are on their way!
Thank you for the suggestion to contact them directly. I couldn't...
08-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By base2

https://www.parktool.com/product/chainring-nut-wre...

https://www.parktool.com/product/chainring-nut-wrench-cnw-2
08-05-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By base2

For the hanging rack, it makes sense to use a...

For the hanging rack, it makes sense to use a bungy cord to keep the front aligned & the rear wheel from spinning in the wind. Lighter bikes can act like a sail, so it also makes sense to use a strap...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 987
Posted By base2

I just input the destination & hit mute until I...

I just input the destination & hit mute until I get to where I actually need directions.

I live at the confluence of a few interstates & state routes & which route is fastest be Googles...
07-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,804
Posted By base2

I see nothing wrong with those numbers. It's...

I see nothing wrong with those numbers.
It's good to have the data from an actual measuring device. I suspected that the e-assist of the cargo bike was influencing Stravas estimates.

How far...
07-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,851
Posted By base2

Ok. I learned something new here. Thanks! ...

Ok. I learned something new here.
Thanks!
:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,517
Posted By base2

I, for one, have found this thread particularly...

I, for one, have found this thread particularly entertaining.
Thanks Bike Forums!
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07-05-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,763
Posted By base2

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be...

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be found in the seasoning/spices section of the supermarket. NuSalt is 100% Potassium Chloride. 1 gram (1/6tsp) is 15% of your RDA & about 3 bananas worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,104
Posted By base2

The truth is Strava has been burning through...

The truth is Strava has been burning through venture capital cash at an alarming rate for a long time. If they can't or don't stop the bleeding, then we won't have Strava at all.

I for one, run...
07-02-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,158
Posted By base2

I know a guy in my Strava feed who got a wicked...

I know a guy in my Strava feed who got a wicked bubble in the chainstay just aft of the bottom bracket. Cool pictures. It might have something to do with his 400 mile weeks though. From what I hear...
07-01-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By base2

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27...

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27 inch steel rims & a freewheel hub from the 1970's with down tube shifters may not be the best candidate for a gravel build.

Having said that:...
07-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,620
Posted By base2

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything....

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything. Everything.

It is not a fast aero racing bike but the low 20's is enough for a flat land cruise.
It's not a mountain bike but pulling a 25% grades with...
06-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,373
Posted By base2

Yeah, but if you "downgrade" to Dura-Ace you can...

Yeah, but if you "downgrade" to Dura-Ace you can save almost 5 grand too. Some buyers just want to spend money because money = greatness. Add in Campagnolo to the exclusivity club & you've got a...
06-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,638
Posted By base2

I really don't see the issue. They have a full...

I really don't see the issue. They have a full lane to do whatever it is they are going to do.

Is anyone running stopsigns or other tom-foolery?
Traffic right-of-way in uncontrolled intersections...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,736
Posted By base2

What kind of special & unique person gets worked...

What kind of special & unique person gets worked up into a frantic tizzy & melts by going on to create internet threads because their feeling were hurt that someone else's opinion that is not the...
06-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By base2

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You...

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You would need a tube if the rim is not compatible. The inability of the rim to contain the sealant, pressure, or manufacturer specification conformance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By base2

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is...

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is around 50 these days.

I find I settle at around 110-130bpm for a steady 15-20 mph cruise.
140-150 for a motivated effort (300-350 watts) 20-25 mph...
06-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By base2

Kudos. 👍

Kudos. 👍
06-21-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,184
Posted By base2

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals...

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals turn at the same rotation as the chain ring, unless it's broken...[/QUOTE]

I have a Schlumpf Speed Drive. on my mountain bike. "Low" is 1:1, direct...
06-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By base2

My direct A versus B experience is limited to...

My direct A versus B experience is limited to Continental GP5000 tube & tubeless tires.

The tubeless version has a slightly tighter bead. The bead is also a bit fatter with a "flange" & more...
06-17-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,075
Posted By base2

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher...

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher cadence than you are probably at right now (because most beginners have exceedingly low cadences consistant with walking.) Don't get me wrong, 50 or 60 rpm...
06-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,037
Posted By base2

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of...

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of 150 degrees Farenheit or more nearly every flight. It is, afterall 40 or 50 below zero at 35,000 feet & can easily 100+ everywhere from LAX or Phoenix...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,928
Posted By base2

OMG. What's wrong with a Schlumpf drive?...

OMG.

What's wrong with a Schlumpf drive? They work great. They have more range than what a standard 2x can offer. They are all sealed up & have none of this confounding complexity.

I bet this...
06-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,373
Posted By base2

The Outlaw. 13.5 pounds....

The Outlaw. 13.5 pounds. (https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-main.html)

There is also the Bandito which is the disc brake version. 3 pounds heavier. I've rode both before getting my...
06-16-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By base2

Oh, no. You are a long lasting & respected member...

Oh, no. You are a long lasting & respected member around here. I took no offense whatsoever & perceived no hot-air at all.

I hadn't realized the differences were so stark when you put them side by...
06-12-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,037
Posted By base2

Aluminum FAN? There is just too much involved in...

Aluminum FAN? There is just too much involved in bicycle engineering & variation in components & design to have single minded focus on material.

Nailing any one characteristic to frame material,...
06-12-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By base2

Have you ever wished you could stop sooner & more...

Have you ever wished you could stop sooner & more decisively? If yes, then a larger rotor would be able to have more leverage on the wheel. Stopping you sooner at the expense of some modulation &...
06-09-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,199
Posted By base2

I didn't catch what shifters you have. But for a...

I didn't catch what shifters you have. But for a long time I ran my Ultegra 6800 shifters with a 50-34 crankset with an XT 11-40 cassette. An 11-42 would've worked too. The secret was the XTR M9000...
06-06-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By base2

Suggestion number four for Rodriguez. Custom...

Suggestion number four for Rodriguez.

Custom geometry, extra long wheel base, Rohloff & Son28 hubs with180mm disc rotors, S&S coupled ThermLX oversized tandem tubing.
I've shared this photo...
06-06-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By base2

How's your pad thickness? How is the pad surface?...

How's your pad thickness? How is the pad surface? Shiny glazy sheen?

Organic wears faster, fades sooner, but is much quieter than sintered (metal.)

I get about 1500 all weather miles on front...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,651
Posted By base2

To be entombed forever is just a sad & shameful...

To be entombed forever is just a sad & shameful fate.

5000 miles? That's not even 1 change of the ol' bar tape.

My bikes weep for this poor Seven.
05-02-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By base2

I'll vouch for the Universal Cycles link above....

I'll vouch for the Universal Cycles link above. They use KoolStop Dura or Dura2 Pads. I installed some pads suitable for carbon rims just so I could run an ENVE wheelset on a vintage '70's bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,064
Posted By base2

I refuse to click on Hambini. Youtube does not...

I refuse to click on Hambini. Youtube does not reward useful content. He's clickfarm generated garbage tailored to the requirements of the algorithm. IMO.

That being said: After 5000 miles in 364...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By base2

It's a complicated question. Probably moreso than...

It's a complicated question. Probably moreso than it seems.

First off, decide which "standard" you are going to use. 5 zones for heart rate is pretty common (Strava uses 5) But 7 zones is common...
04-30-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,238
Posted By base2

Whoa, buddy! Something happen on the path,...

Whoa, buddy!
Something happen on the path, today?
04-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By base2

Robert Frost wrote this a long, long time ago, I...

Robert Frost wrote this a long, long time ago, I think it applies. (I find it's better as spoken word than read with eyeballs.)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel...
04-27-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By base2

I'm not sure why you would want an Ultegra...

I'm not sure why you would want an Ultegra cassette to mate to an XT derailleur. From personal experience, I will tell you it works like garbage. The derailleur parallelogram operates on a different...
04-23-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By base2

I guess the rub is I had no intention of going...

I guess the rub is I had no intention of going Ross Lake or anywhere else & I fully intended to use the highway & the highway alone for recreational purposes because it was closed to cars & closed to...
04-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By base2

Ok. So it seems that the Seattle City Light...

Ok. So it seems that the Seattle City Light employee and the Phoenix Security guard with a gun have barricadded the highway & blocked off access to Newhalem.

They said the State Park was closed...
04-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By base2

Between 11:00am & 3:00pm the chances of rain are...

Between 11:00am & 3:00pm the chances of rain are in the 40-50% range. Tomorrow though, Sunday the 19th the chances are about 5%...I think I'm going to do a closure inspection of Highway 20 beyond...
04-15-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By base2

The article is right that at any position around...

The article is right that at any position around a fixed point the riders leverage on said fixed point will be the same, upside down, right side up, laying flat...doesn't matter. However, having said...
04-15-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By base2

Geometry is a funny thing. All my bikes...

Geometry is a funny thing.

All my bikes range between 57 & 60.
The seat tube angle with in reason is meaningless. What matters is the sit bones in relation to the crank.
From there, it's the sit...
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