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07-26-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,553
Posted By Camilo

I have no basis in theory or experience in this...

I have no basis in theory or experience in this area, but would a comparison between a 650c road bike and a similar "quality" 700c road bike come close to the? Similar in quality and design of...
07-26-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Camilo

comfort has little or nothing to do with frame...

comfort has little or nothing to do with frame material, but everything to do with geometry, how the bike is fitted to you and the wise, experienced choice of contact points - saddle, shoes, shorts,...
07-24-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Camilo

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or...

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or do the work yourself to make it work, put it for sale and get what you can for it, cut your losses and move on and get what you need, with the...
07-24-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Camilo

What kind of head tube does it have "threaded" or...

What kind of head tube does it have "threaded" or "threadless". If you post a picture of that part of the bike, suggestions might be easier. For instance, if threaded, you could get stem that you...
07-24-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By Camilo

So, "rabid anti helmet types". Does that mean...

So, "rabid anti helmet types". Does that mean that everyone who believes that a person can make their own decision about the actual, real live value of a helmet for their particular bicycle riding...
07-24-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,455
Posted By Camilo

Come on man, you must have a reason for this...

Come on man, you must have a reason for this radical statement.
07-14-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,931
Posted By Camilo

It's a little aggravating when a bike is mostly...

It's a little aggravating when a bike is mostly hex, but has some torx (aka star) because you might need more tools and your multitool might not have the right fittine. But if I could snap my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,284
Posted By Camilo

A couple of rides I've done recently. ...

A couple of rides I've done recently.

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06-25-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,051
Posted By Camilo

I always carry a mini pump on the frame of each...

I always carry a mini pump on the frame of each bike an a single co2 in the saddle bag. I don't distinguish between long and short rides and each bike has it's own stuff so I never forget anything.
06-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Camilo

Although my group is Campy 8 speed, not Shimano,...

Although my group is Campy 8 speed, not Shimano, I use either 9 or 10 speed chains and can't tell any difference in performance between them and they both work perfectly with the 8 speed FD. I've...
06-22-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,383
Posted By Camilo

Agree. The weight isn't super difficult even with...

Agree. The weight isn't super difficult even with a steel fork. Not easy, just not ridiculous. You kind have to be a little, but not world-class, weigh weenie-ish for all the parts including light...
06-22-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By Camilo

I tried 9 speed friction on a vintage frame I was...

I tried 9 speed friction on a vintage frame I was building up. I ran friction shifters for many, many years. But I found it fairly difficult to accurately shift a 9 speed cassette with friction. The...
06-22-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Camilo

Yea, the front derailleur is likely the culprit....

Yea, the front derailleur is likely the culprit. The FD should just be a tiny bit (1-2mm?) clear of the big ring. If you're not familiar with installing and adjusting FDs, I recommend finding an...
06-22-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Camilo

I always use a tube one size smaller than the...

I always use a tube one size smaller than the tire for the above resaons.

I have a bike with two sets of wheels, one with 23mm tires, the other with 37mm tires. I carry the same ~21mm tube in my...
06-22-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Camilo

I use DT Swiss 19mm tubeless tape on my OC A23...

I use DT Swiss 19mm tubeless tape on my OC A23 rim. I think there's probably less expensive options, but that's what I found locally the day I needed it. I can't remember if I went once or twice...
06-22-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,585
Posted By Camilo

Sure it is. If it's got a throttle that you can...

Sure it is. If it's got a throttle that you can use to power the bike without pedaling, it's not allowed. Now, enforcement is a different story.

There's been motorbikes called MoPeds for decades...
06-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,585
Posted By Camilo

To me, if it was powered "without moving his...

To me, if it was powered "without moving his legs", it's not an e-bike, but an e-motorcycle. An e-bike, to me assists pedaling, not substitute for it. I'm a big fan of e-bikes, but don't believe...
06-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Camilo

Did you look at the published information about...

Did you look at the published information about shape, material, weight, etc? Lots of specs and reviews online.
06-20-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,383
Posted By Camilo

I said "minimum" not "optimum" ...

I said "minimum" not "optimum" ;-)
06-10-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,346
Posted By Camilo

Same here. Every helmet I've owned were replaced...

Same here. Every helmet I've owned were replaced were for:
1. I simply got rid of two of my original helmets after about 5 years that were styrofoam helmets with fabric covers, one a Bell and the...
06-10-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,383
Posted By Camilo

I'll just speak of road bikes, but I do have one...

I'll just speak of road bikes, but I do have one mountain bike.

For road bikes, the minimum is one of each of the four major materials, steel, aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium. I would...
05-28-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,060
Posted By Camilo

The cap is just one part of the pro kit I wear ...

The cap is just one part of the pro kit I wear

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05-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,060
Posted By Camilo

Funny you should mention that. I do see cars-full...

Funny you should mention that. I do see cars-full of young ladies staring at me smiling broadly and poking each other when they pass me. It's almost embarrassing what a chick magnet that trike is...
05-26-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Camilo

For what it's worth, on my 8 speed bike - which...

For what it's worth, on my 8 speed bike - which uses the same chain as a 7 speed - I use either 9 or 10 speed chains. I originally had a 9 speed chain on there because I our other bikes were 9 speed...
05-26-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Camilo

cardboard bike box for sure then. Plenty of pipe...

cardboard bike box for sure then. Plenty of pipe insulation for padding of the tubes, and wrap the shifters and RD in some sort of padded wrapping. Make sure nothing moves around in the box very...
05-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,568
Posted By Camilo

A lot of folks are critical of this sort of...

A lot of folks are critical of this sort of weight consciousness. To me, it doesn't matter if it doesn't make sense in any way other than it's just fun to do this stuff (again, assuming it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,897
Posted By Camilo

What you're saying is true in some cities I'm...

What you're saying is true in some cities I'm familiar with too. But I think this is mostly caused by the success of public policies reducing non-essential procedures and discouraging people from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,897
Posted By Camilo

Except the virus is not in fact named or "most...

Except the virus is not in fact named or "most commonly" referred to as either "Wuhan" or "Chinese". The accepted and used name of the virus by the medical and scientific communities is SARS-CoV-2...
05-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,060
Posted By Camilo

I am currently riding a recumbent tricycle in...

I am currently riding a recumbent tricycle in cargo shorts with a visor cap under my helmet. Am I a Fred?
05-26-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,106
Posted By Camilo

Really?

Really?
05-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,314
Posted By Camilo

I think you meant to say "beats a poke in the eye...

I think you meant to say "beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick." Geeze, get it right ;)

Come to think of it, it's hard to imagine anything that wouldn't beat a poke in the eye of any type.
05-25-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Camilo

Hopefully someone will chime in. If not, you...

Hopefully someone will chime in. If not, you might take it to a professional body shop / paint supply store and see if they can run a color match on it.

I had a red Supercourse MKII that I bought...
05-25-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Camilo

For a one-time use, just get a box from your...

For a one-time use, just get a box from your local bike shop. I've done that quite a bit and never had a problem. There's lots of info online how to pack the bike.

I have a Pika soft case and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,897
Posted By Camilo

You're wrong: The "lockdowns" aren't...

You're wrong: The "lockdowns" aren't unconstitutional.
You're wrong: it's not just a certain segment of the population that is likely to be harmed by the virus. Some are more at risk, but it's...
05-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Camilo

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever...

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever shop has abike with the features you want in the correct size. Size trumps everything else. Look beyond one or two popular brands.
05-24-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Camilo

The old durable, lightweight, cost equation...

The old durable, lightweight, cost equation applies.

That said, I recommend you look on EBay and buy "name brand" used stems. There's a million of them because stems are something that a lot of...
05-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,642
Posted By Camilo

When you feel it's safe to travel, regardless of...

When you feel it's safe to travel, regardless of whether it's organized or not, go out and cycle around Crater Lake on your own. It's everything it's cracked up to be... beautiful.

While you're...
05-24-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,568
Posted By Camilo

If you can afford new wheels (and TIRES) and...

If you can afford new wheels (and TIRES) and they allow you to drop several hundred grams, I say go for it. Depending on the tires and tubes, you can save a couple hundred grams just there as well....
05-24-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,314
Posted By Camilo

I think you don't understand that the general...

I think you don't understand that the general term "co-op" is broader than what you think.

A cooperative, often shortened to “co-op[color=#222222],” is a business that is owned and operated by and...
05-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,314
Posted By Camilo

That's your criterion for being a "cyclist"?...

That's your criterion for being a "cyclist"? Interesting.

For what it's worth, I've been an REI member since 1973, the days of only one or two stores nation-wide and paper mail order catalogs. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Camilo

That was my thought too. A new Columbus Minimal...

That was my thought too. A new Columbus Minimal fork will cost almost as much as the new bike. Add to that the headset and stem....

Another alternative is to get a used or inexpensive carbon fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Camilo

I have no idea what the dimensions of your...

I have no idea what the dimensions of your headset and fork are. However, if it's one inch, you can easily convert to threadless by buying a 1" threadless headset and pressing it in to the head...
05-19-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,813
Posted By Camilo

I have 4 road bikes (including one cross/gravel...

I have 4 road bikes (including one cross/gravel bike) and a mountain bike. I'd have to look for which crank is on which bike, but I know that I have 170, 172.5 and 175. I can't say I can tell the...
05-19-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,922
Posted By Camilo

I found this derailleur hanger alignment tool on...

I found this derailleur hanger alignment tool on sale for $30US at Wiggle a few weeks ago.
...
05-19-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By Camilo

Really great to see this thread! Much better than...

Really great to see this thread! Much better than someone whining because he is so serious about "training" he resents parenting or being a great spouse. Sorry about the snarkiness, but this thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Camilo

Buy a new compact double that you like the looks...

Buy a new compact double that you like the looks of and whatever BB that crank specifies. Sell the triple w/ accompanying BB on eBay. There's actually a pretty good market for them. You'll offset...
05-17-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,636
Posted By Camilo

I don't intend to be argumentative, but a...

I don't intend to be argumentative, but a discussion among engineers, materials scientists, (I assume you somehow fit in there with some form of expertise), "plastic"is a term that is in fact simply...
05-16-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Camilo

Get yourself a cap/canopy/topper and carry your...

Get yourself a cap/canopy/topper and carry your bikes using fork mounts on a 2x6 - inside, locked, safe and out of the elements. Flip answer, I know, but it's the best way to utilize a pickup bed...
05-16-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,132
Posted By Camilo

You were smart to apologize. But the answer...

You were smart to apologize.

But the answer is yes, definitely
05-16-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,636
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, yeah. But I doubt that people who refer to...

Yeah, yeah. But I doubt that people who refer to carbon fiber bike frames and parts as "plastic" have any motivation other than belittling the product. Because they are, or at least seem to be,...
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