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06-01-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By adamrice

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who...

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who have bad experiences are 7x as likely to talk about them as those who have positive experiences. I think that online user reviews make that imbalance...
05-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By adamrice

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you...

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you already know.

I think the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) tip for hill-climbing is don't back off. There's...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By adamrice

There's nothing magical about factory-built...

There's nothing magical about factory-built wheels. A good LBS will be able to build up a wheel from whatever rims/spokes/hub you specify.

Premier Tactical and Yoeleo make 650c wheels. Yoeleo will...
05-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,323
Posted By adamrice

There's a lot of good advice in this thread on...

There's a lot of good advice in this thread on specific food items, but in case it's not already clear (and you're not already doing it) the way to save money is to cook your own food, rather than...
05-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,741
Posted By adamrice

Like Spelger, I recently got a smart trainer that...

Like Spelger, I recently got a smart trainer that measures power, but I don't have a power meter on any of my bikes (yet). I've been reading a lot trying to get up to speed, literally and...
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By adamrice

I actually just got a new Camelbak. I haven't...

I actually just got a new Camelbak. I haven't been riding any centuries, but I have been riding a weekly ~100K, with enough supplies that I shouldn't need to stop.
05-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that...

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that is compatible with BB30 should also be compatible with BSA.
05-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By adamrice

Another approach is to get a phone case...

Another approach is to get a phone case specifically for use on your bike, stick a Garmin-mount adapter on the back, and use a Garmin mount (on the stem, stem cap, or out front). This is what I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By adamrice

Here's...

Here's (http://www.velonews.com/gear/gear-issue-friction-differences-between-1x-and-2x-drivetrains/) an independent test comparing SRAM's AXS drivetrain with Shimano's. Clearly there is some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By adamrice

This is a derail, but if you've never used...

This is a derail, but if you've never used waterproof paper, I recommend it. There are two kinds: there's printer paper, which is really a sort of printable plastic (different kinds for inkjets and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By adamrice

I've never used SRAM's stuff, but according to...

I've never used SRAM's stuff, but according to them, the drop in efficiency is trivial. FWIW.

How many teeth are on your derailleur pulleys?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By adamrice

I've gone back and forth on backpacks. Currently...

I've gone back and forth on backpacks. Currently I am in the pro-backpack camp. Lately I've been using a small Camelbak plus a bottle for my rides, and just got a bigger Camelbak (particularly so I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By adamrice

I also used to have a Speed, and replaced the big...

I also used to have a Speed, and replaced the big ring on the triple with a 55t. It shifted fine, and I did not feel under-geared.

SRAM has taken an interesting approach with their latest road...
05-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By adamrice

I think the points here are: It's good to...

I think the points here are:

It's good to know that this is possible.
It's good to know what your mobile plan includes.
Even a cheap mobile plan will cover a few gigabytes of data. The route...
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good...

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good option for this. There have been a couple of attempts to build power meters into shoes in the past, but those didn't really go anywhere. If you...
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By adamrice

I just ran across this today: Everesting on a...

I just ran across this today: Everesting on a fixie with a hormone headwind (https://cyclingtips.com/2020/05/everesting-on-a-fixie-with-a-hormone-headwind/).
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By adamrice

I've got a custom Bob Jackson. While I don't...

I've got a custom Bob Jackson. While I don't regret getting it, in general I would recommend:

- If your body fits an off-the-peg bike that you like, no reason not to get that.
- If you start...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By adamrice

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart...

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart rate and metabolism remain elevated for a while after a ride. If I wrap up a ride in the evening, my heart rate might still be high when it's time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,151
Posted By adamrice

And check for fire-ant mounds first. No prizes...

And check for fire-ant mounds first. No prizes for figuring out why I mention it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,151
Posted By adamrice

Best groundscore: a hand truck. Obscure...

Best groundscore: a hand truck.

Obscure cyclist tricks:
- I fold up business cards and stuff them inside my seatpost and handlebar ends. It's a way to document the bike is mine if it ever gets...
05-04-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By adamrice

I do not currently use a dyno hub, but I am...

I do not currently use a dyno hub, but I am planning on building up a bike with one.

I'd look into running a strip of helicopter tape over the wires to protect and retain them. That stuff is...
05-02-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By adamrice

I carry my phone in my jersey pocket. I am...

I carry my phone in my jersey pocket. I am planning on experimenting with putting a Garmin adapter on a phone case, and sticking the phone in front using a Garmin mount for situations where I need to...
05-02-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By adamrice

Oddly enough, I've been noticing something...

Oddly enough, I've been noticing something similar. I started using a Tickr (electrical chest strap, not optical arm strap) recently, both on my stationary and my bike. On the stationary, it's...
04-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By adamrice

I learned something new today.

I learned something new today.
04-30-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By adamrice

GPS is inherently bad at reckoning altitude....

GPS is inherently bad at reckoning altitude. Strava can correct altitude on the back end by referencing known altitudes for locations. I don't think Cyclemeter does that.
04-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By adamrice

Speed sensors don't use the earth's magnetic...

Speed sensors don't use the earth's magnetic field. They use a magnet on your wheel (or crankarm, in the case of a cadence meter), which momentarily closes a reed switch as it rolls by. Every time...
04-28-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By adamrice

GPS doesn't care what's on the ground. You could...

GPS doesn't care what's on the ground. You could be riding across a frozen lake for all GPS cares. And all these apps do is log your GPS waypoints.
04-27-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By adamrice

If you tell it that you are riding a certain...

If you tell it that you are riding a certain route, and then go off-course, then it'll throw your averages off, but it'll record the ride accurately. If the change is big enough, you can define a new...
04-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By adamrice

Cyclemeter has a lot of depth to it, and...

Cyclemeter has a lot of depth to it, and extensive help inside the app. It's worth spending some time reading that.

Before you start a ride, you need to indicate the route you'll be riding. From...
04-27-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,677
Posted By adamrice

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail...

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail into the room and hasn't been back since. One might imagine his only goal was to get people bickering.
04-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By adamrice

Any bluetooth sensor will sync with any...

Any bluetooth sensor will sync with any smartphone. Wahoo and Garmin make cadence and speed sensors for $40, and Wahoo makes a combo speed/cadence sensor for $60.

The Apple Watch is a funny thing....
04-24-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By adamrice

How many years at $10/yr would it take to equal...

How many years at $10/yr would it take to equal the cost of a barebones bike computer? "lol" indeed.
04-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By adamrice

Although a bike computer might be the right...

Although a bike computer might be the right answer for you, I use an iOS app called Cyclemeter (there's also an Android version) that can sync to Strava, and can interface with a bunch of sensors...
04-14-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,587
Posted By adamrice

There's a kickstarter for a 100-W GaN charger...

There's a kickstarter for a 100-W GaN charger that's about the size of a credit card and about double the weight of that 65-W one.
03-16-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 25,525
Posted By adamrice

I've read that a number of pro teams have...

I've read that a number of pro teams have voluntarily sworn off riding outdoors, not because cycling exposes you to Covid19, but because any accident you got into on the bike would further tax...
03-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By adamrice

Maybe? There are a few ways to lower the...

Maybe?

There are a few ways to lower the odds of chain drop. A chain guide is one. The others are a narrow-wide chainring and a clutched rear derailleur. The current generation of SRAM Red and...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,706
Posted By adamrice

Just out of curiosity, what kind of pannier was...

Just out of curiosity, what kind of pannier was it that fell off?
03-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By adamrice

It would require a huge amount of work to add...

It would require a huge amount of work to add rear disk brakes to a bike that wasn't built for them. It would require even more work with a single-speed. Consider this: with most single speeds, you...
03-14-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By adamrice

I would be surprised if you needed thread-locker....

I would be surprised if you needed thread-locker. Hold that in reserve as a plan B. Start by greasing the threads, and using a chainring nut wrench, as masi61 suggests.
03-13-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,872
Posted By adamrice

It'll be nice to have that turn-by-turn...

It'll be nice to have that turn-by-turn navigation in the post-apocalyptic hellscape.
03-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,872
Posted By adamrice

Garmin 1030 on sale everywhere

The Garmin 1030, normally $600, is marked down to $400, same price as the 830. I speculate this means a new model is forthcoming. Which means this is either a great time to buy one, or a terrible...
03-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By adamrice

I've done this with running shoes (Nike Odyssey,...

I've done this with running shoes (Nike Odyssey, specifically), but that's it. Didn't regret it.
03-11-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,007
Posted By adamrice

The Kool-stop tire jack is a great tool (better...

The Kool-stop tire jack is a great tool (better than the VAR), but that's for getting tires on the rim, not off it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1,982
Posted By adamrice

Tourist in MSN...

Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html), we all make sacrifices for our sport.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,202
Posted By adamrice

My current frame has an advertised max of 30-mm...

My current frame has an advertised max of 30-mm tires. I'm running 32-mm tires, which are fine as long as the rear wheel doesn't get knocked out of true (it's very close to the front mech pull). This...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,202
Posted By adamrice

I'm familiar with Jan Heine's crusade for wider...

I'm familiar with Jan Heine's crusade for wider tires, and in fact I am riding wide-ish tires. But bikes have limits on how wide your tires can get, and I'm interested in other ways to stay...
03-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,156
Posted By adamrice

I was on tour a while back. A big dog...

I was on tour a while back. A big dog (bloodhound? Don't recall) see me coming from at least 100 yards ahead, and just sits down in the middle of the road. Obviously there's no way I could outrun...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,019
Posted By adamrice

The Conti GP 4000 4-seasons mentioned elsewhere...

The Conti GP 4000 4-seasons mentioned elsewhere in this thread are a good bet. I put the new GP 5000s on my commuter, based on their purportedly good flat resistance. They haven't been quite as...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,019
Posted By adamrice

I'm riding 32-mm slicks on my commuter. I haven't...

I'm riding 32-mm slicks on my commuter. I haven't made the switch to tubeless yet, although I've considered it. Anyhow, I recommend getting fat.

Riding over patchy pavement as I do, having a...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By adamrice

This comes down to how risk-averse you are. ...

This comes down to how risk-averse you are.

The problem with changing tubulars on the road is that you're basically riding an unglued tire. You might get some limited adhesion depending on the...
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