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04-08-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By base2

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24...

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24 ounces of "hobo beer" Steel Reserve 211, & is currently waiting for 20 milligrams of THC in chocolate form to kick in, I disagree.

In an hour, I'll...
04-02-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By base2

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General. ...

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General.
As the public relations campaign sign says "20 is plenty."
But they don't specify 20 of what; speed limit, or something else?

No need to be stupid,...
03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By base2

No. No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't...

No.
No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't take this wrong, or rude, or whatever...
The answer is: "No" to anyone, any where, any time.
Especially if you have a carbon wonderbike or a TT...
03-29-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By base2

I see what you did there. ;)

I see what you did there.
;)
03-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By base2

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling...

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling resistance. So, yeah. A heavier well designed bike could be faster than a poorly designed light bike.

It's like that urban legend experiment between warm...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By base2

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009. ...

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009.
Honestly, I've forgotten about it.
Tulips, anyone?

Base2

Here's some fun reading: Blockchain good. Bitcoin, meh....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,202
Posted By base2

I'll return to leading group rides when the club...

I'll return to leading group rides when the club I associate with quits puting a limit on the number of riders that can show up. When they eliminate the mask requirement & the related hoops to jump...
03-16-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By base2

I vote for chain wear. In your description the...

I vote for chain wear. In your description the chain is the common denominator. Plus you can see in the photograph that it is old, a bit gritty KMC x8 speed & also the links don't line up on the...
03-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By base2

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six...

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six mllllmeters, a normal separation between sprocket planes, the chain angle will be 8.9 degrees if the jockey pulley is 1 1/2 links from the sprocket...
03-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By base2

You are riding on gyroscopes. All input to a...

You are riding on gyroscopes.
All input to a gyroscope is output 90 degrees later.
Skill: Push your gyroscopes around.

Philosophy change:
Stop moving yourself around the bike.
Start making the...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By base2

Nothing says: "Not going to get the contract."...

Nothing says: "Not going to get the contract." Like showing up to my house to deliver a bid in a ridiculous inefficient fashion truck...I'd rather you ran your business in a way that didn't drive my...
03-13-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By base2

I wanna say Lael Wilcox raced on a Specialized...

I wanna say Lael Wilcox raced on a Specialized Epic hardtail with Gravelking SK+ 700x43c tires.

I know a somebody did really well on a single speed mountainbike, but I think the only "mountain...
03-13-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By base2

Frame geometry has always been variable in...

Frame geometry has always been variable in accordance with a bikes purpose & design objectives.

If anything, road bikes are shorter in the 2020's than in previous generations, chainstays shorter...
03-12-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By base2

Op: You mention silicone caulk/adhesive. ...

Op: You mention silicone caulk/adhesive.

Nothing sticks to silicone & silicone has a way of working itself into the pores or anything it comes into contact with.

I fear you have impregnated...
03-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By base2

Bolt threads=grease, yes...or Loctite 242 which...

Bolt threads=grease, yes...or Loctite 242 which serves the same anti-corrosion duties, but also lightly glues the 2 parts together.

Everything else, flanges, hole bores, etc...Lube is unnecessary,...
03-12-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By base2

You can buy honey by the pound. Nature made...

You can buy honey by the pound. Nature made glucose & fructose ready for mainlining right into your cycling self with no digestion or wait time necessary.

Sportlegs, potassuim (NuSalt), & NoDoz...
03-08-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By base2

I too, am curious about the fork. A thick...

I too, am curious about the fork.

A thick welding bead run up the backside of the fork leg from the dropout to several inches above the upper caliper post mount would do a lot & be subtle when...
03-06-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By base2

I wouldn't bother with coaxial cable. So much of...

I wouldn't bother with coaxial cable. So much of it is garbage with aluminum stranded shielding around a solid conductor...It's thick, bulky, inflexible & guarenteed to break, suffer water...
03-05-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,168
Posted By base2

Yep. Laws are for others. Nothing new here.

Yep.
Laws are for others.
Nothing new here.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,417
Posted By base2

Now would be a good time to swap it to the front.

Now would be a good time to swap it to the front.
03-04-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By base2

From a tire width perspective I wouldn't bother....

From a tire width perspective I wouldn't bother. A lot of cost for not very much benefit.

From a pedal strike perspective, is that 13mm height change going to make a difference? That depends on...
03-04-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By base2

It sounds like with what you have done, the shift...

It sounds like with what you have done, the shift cable is now holding the derailleur off the limit screw. This is a common mistake. You probably installed the cable before setting the limits.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By base2

He became a gym teacher. ...

He became a gym teacher.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RzCnrpfUaAk
03-02-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,113
Posted By base2

Rated is continuous duty. It is predominantly...

Rated is continuous duty. It is predominantly determined by how quickly heat can be removed from susceptible components. An equalibrium sets up between cooling fans, heatsinks, & load to keep even...
03-02-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,113
Posted By base2

Watts = Volts * current 1500 watts = 48volts *...

Watts = Volts * current
1500 watts = 48volts * 31.25amps

Not even including efficiency losses, your controllers are seriously under rated for what you are asking it to do by a ridiculous amount....
02-24-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By base2

You're fine. You can sort of get an idea of how...

You're fine.
You can sort of get an idea of how it's going to go when you wrap a chain around the cog & it doesn't nest very well. At 3000 miles, I wouldn't have even thought about the cassette.
02-23-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By base2

Part 5. Bottom of the article....

Part 5. Bottom of the article. (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By base2

FWIW: In the Zwift, I tend to hit the sprint...

FWIW: In the Zwift, I tend to hit the sprint zones at a pretty high torque around 80 rpm & wind up to the low 100's by the end of the sprint zone. It usually works out to a 650-700 average wattage...
02-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50962378871_63...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50962378871_637a51b612_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kDnvJF)
Raleigh R600. Ultegra 3x10 drivetrain, generic Suntour downtube shifters. Weinmann XP24 rims with...
02-19-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By base2

Blog post by an official site of the United...

Blog post by an official site of the United States government. (https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/busting-myths-about-metric-system)

On a related note: I used to run a NIST affiliated...
02-18-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By base2

I'm not giving the video any clicks. It's...

I'm not giving the video any clicks.

It's almost always a better deal to buy a bike as a package deal. Often for tier 1 or 2 groupsets it's like buying the groupset at retail & getting a free...
02-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By base2

Yep. DeJoy. But it's also a handful of other...

Yep. DeJoy.
But it's also a handful of other well known causes. Not the least of which is intentional defunding of our institutions to carve out market space for for-profit companies.

The USPS...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,352
Posted By base2

I've been grumpy about SRAM for quite some time...

I've been grumpy about SRAM for quite some time now. Not that I'm jaded or anything. It's standard practice to buy the competition & scuttle any competing products.

Quarq did make good on my C1...
02-12-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By base2

20+3(1+1)+5+10+20=61 minutes. I think the...

20+3(1+1)+5+10+20=61 minutes.

I think the cycling world has been trolled.
02-12-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By base2

In all honesty, a $100 bill at a powder coater...

In all honesty, a $100 bill at a powder coater for a complete strip, blasting, phosphoric acid passivation & powdercoat application is so worth it. Between a few cans of primer, a few cans of paint,...
02-10-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By base2

Not that I'm one for Porteur racks, but the idea...

Not that I'm one for Porteur racks, but the idea of having extra/redundant/unnecessary components does rub me the wrong way. Combine that with the need to always carry more water & or more food or a...
02-09-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By base2

Is the new 39 tooth ring on backwards? They look...

Is the new 39 tooth ring on backwards? They look symmetrical, but aren't. The teeth are offset inboard/outboard. They ought to be outboard closest to the big ring.
02-08-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By base2

With BSA/English bottom brackets the direction to...

With BSA/English bottom brackets the direction to loosen is always chainstay to seatpost.

For the non-drive side that means lefty-loosey.
For the drive side that meams righty-loosey.
02-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By base2

Indeed! My first thought was: "How'd they...

Indeed!
My first thought was: "How'd they solve the galling issue?" That would've been a game changer to solve it with out bronze bushings or similar. Then my next though was towards the mating...
02-01-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,723
Posted By base2

The crank should not flop around at all. There...

The crank should not flop around at all.
There is a very good chance you have damaged the taper of the crank arm. Continued use is asking for dangerous problems...If it's not destroyed already.
...
02-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,766
Posted By base2

Base2 to Base2: Hey Base2, Base2 here. Look, I...

Base2 to Base2:
Hey Base2, Base2 here. Look, I know you wanna help an' all...& you know a thing or two about a thing or two, but this guy doesn't want your help & he isn't interested in listening....
01-30-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,293
Posted By base2

I've got a couture Rodriguez. 500mm chainstays,...

I've got a couture Rodriguez.
500mm chainstays, 69.5 degrees head tube angle, low bottom bracket, & 26 inch wheels. It works well enough. At 1100mm long it tracks with surgical precision & between...
01-29-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,986
Posted By base2

Dang it! You're right. :thumb: I dunno what my...

Dang it! You're right. :thumb:
I dunno what my fingers were thinkin'. :foo:
I must've completely forgot the "Dynamics" in my post above & filled in the rest with faulty memory. Good catch! :D
01-27-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,986
Posted By base2

SPD & SPD-SL are not the same thing. The SPD...

SPD & SPD-SL are not the same thing.

The SPD system is better suited to mountain biking & walking, usually mating to shoes that are similar in appearance to tennis shoes with a rubber treaded...
01-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,293
Posted By base2

I dunno what they're on about. It sounds like...

I dunno what they're on about. It sounds like they are trying to put personality behind an old 1980's rigid mountain bike found on Craigslist for $47

Nothing about friction shifters though, so...
01-23-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By base2

Sometimes it's a good idea to have a mental...

Sometimes it's a good idea to have a mental picture of some equivalent in mind when doing things off-the-cuff.

350-400 inch pounds is 29 to 33.3 foot-pounds. Or in different terms a bit heavier...
01-19-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By base2

I have found that an air compressor can help, but...

I have found that an air compressor can help, but if you do have a flat that loses the bead on the trail, you may very well be hosed. At the mountain bike park may be one thing, 25 miles from the...
01-14-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By base2

I would leave well enough alone as a rigid & see...

I would leave well enough alone as a rigid & see how it rides first. It may very well be just fine as is with the replacement fork that's on it.

As to the suspension fork, I agree with the above...
01-13-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By base2

My kid has one. It's been in several...

My kid has one. It's been in several incarnations. Crashed it, busted the canti boss, which of course meant new forks. He bent those so, new forks, again.

I found it was actually quite the handful...
01-13-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,868
Posted By base2

Absolutely, more natural. Set the trainer...

Absolutely, more natural.

Set the trainer difficulty (realism) to 100% for the most real experience. The trainer will grind even the most capable cyclist to a halt if the wrong gear is selected on...
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