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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By Amt0571

I use a 11-32 cassette with my 50-34 chainrings....

I use a 11-32 cassette with my 50-34 chainrings. I learned to spin when I had knee problems, and not only is better on my knees, it's also faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,056
Posted By Amt0571

No way a gravel bike is faster than a MTB on the...

No way a gravel bike is faster than a MTB on the trails in my area. Gravel bikes need a relatively smooth surface to work well without being a torture.

It depends on where you live though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,056
Posted By Amt0571

If you're coming from MTB it feels extremely...

If you're coming from MTB it feels extremely fast. And when you get back to an MTB it seems like it has a lot of drag.

It also feels extremely rigid and harsh over the occasional bump. A MTB, on...
03-28-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By Amt0571

Not riding at all. In Spain they are managing the...

Not riding at all. In Spain they are managing the crisis like sh**. Not only they have managed to expand the virus over the whole country, they have also banned exercising outdoors.

They're a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,033
Posted By Amt0571

Written by someone who knows more about my life...

Written by someone who knows more about my life than myself, apparently.

My commute to work includes a winding mountain descent, BTW.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

If you're trying to keep a steady cadence and the...

If you're trying to keep a steady cadence and the ground is not level, you'll shift "a lot". I don't think that something like shifting a lot exists though. You should just shift when needed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,033
Posted By Amt0571

There's also a fundamental difference between...

There's also a fundamental difference between motorbikes and bicycles. In a bicycle, most of the mass is the rider, while on a motorbike, most of the mass is on the motorbike itself.

This affects...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,033
Posted By Amt0571

I don't agree. When riding a bicycle we're...

I don't agree. When riding a bicycle we're basically "falling" constantly on one side or the other. What we do to avoid hitting the ground is using the handlebar to constantly put the bicycle under...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Amt0571

Thanks for the info. I'm in Spain and I assume...

Thanks for the info. I'm in Spain and I assume that in the Barcelona province we will be in a similar quarantine in a few weeks.

I almost always ride solo and was wondering whether I would be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Amt0571

Whatever you do, don't use a heat gun with...

Whatever you do, don't use a heat gun with carbon.You'll damage the frame and make it unsafe to ride for sure.

An easy solution to the problem would be to ride more, and look less at the frame ;)
03-09-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Amt0571

Difficult to tell from the picture if only the...

Difficult to tell from the picture if only the layers of paint are affected, or if the carbon is damaged too.

If its the first case, its structurally non important in my opinion. I would paint it...
03-06-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,453
Posted By Amt0571

What are you having trouble finding? I still find...

What are you having trouble finding? I still find plenty of tires and even forks online. In the worst case, if I needed a fork, I could use a 27.5" fork.

CRC has lots of 26" tires available, for...
03-05-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,453
Posted By Amt0571

Use what works for you. I live in a hilly area....

Use what works for you. I live in a hilly area. That means climbs in which I use 22-32, and when I come back down, I use a 44/11. I use the whole range and, sometimes, I miss a bit more on the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Amt0571

Gearing ranges are almost identical in both....

Gearing ranges are almost identical in both. Bigger chainrings are usually slightly more efficient, though I don't think that a mere mortal can notice it.

Cassette gear spacing is better on the...
03-05-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,453
Posted By Amt0571

I have a 10 year old 26" mountain bike. It's my...

I have a 10 year old 26" mountain bike. It's my only mountain bike and it still works perfectly.

To be fair, I've wanted to replace it for some time, but when I look at the market I see no reason...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,697
Posted By Amt0571

I have recorded occasionally. I don't record...

I have recorded occasionally. I don't record everything as I could do nothing with 5h+ of footage every week.
03-04-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By Amt0571

I'd install 2 if the RD didn't have an adjuster....

I'd install 2 if the RD didn't have an adjuster. AFAIK, road derailleurs all have an adjuster, so in this case it's not necessary in my opinion. Of course, if I wanted to use an MTB derailleur...
03-04-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By Amt0571

I've had cables fray, slip, and even a FD that...

I've had cables fray, slip, and even a FD that slowly slipped a bit on the seatpost once (it seems it was slightly loose from the factory). When that happens, unless it's catastrophic failure or you...
03-03-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By Amt0571

I wouldn't use one on the RD if there's an...

I wouldn't use one on the RD if there's an adjuster on the RD itself. I would use one on the FD as they allow to precisely fine tune the derailleur whenever you need.

Having to stop to detach the...
03-03-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Amt0571

I used a bike with a 10sp triple crankset with an...

I used a bike with a 10sp triple crankset with an 8 speed chain/cassette for 5 years and it worked well. It was slightly noisier, but I'm not sure if it happened because of the mismatch or because...
02-28-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Amt0571

There are bikeshops in Spain that refuse to...

There are bikeshops in Spain that refuse to repair Btwin bikes sold at Decathlon stores.

I personally own 2 btwins and couldn't care less as nobody except me is going to touch my bikes. I'm still...
02-21-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Amt0571

This tire is not suitable for your frame. Period....

This tire is not suitable for your frame. Period.

Even if wearing the tire or damaging the frame allowed it to fit (which I have to admit sounds totally mad to me), the clearance would be so tight...
02-20-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By Amt0571

DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. Especially if hot....

DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. Especially if hot. Cars can get extremely hot, and that can damage your phone.

I wouldn't put it in a frame bag either unless you're going to ride only really smooth...
02-20-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,630
Posted By Amt0571

A SRAM bleed kit and a bottle of Motul DOT 5.1...

A SRAM bleed kit and a bottle of Motul DOT 5.1 liquid. I bought it to bleed my Rival brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,778
Posted By Amt0571

Gravel bikes may work on really smooth and...

Gravel bikes may work on really smooth and compacted trails. Anything more than that and you need an MTB to have a decent comfort.

I don't know of any single trail that is as smooth as the ones...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Amt0571

To be fair, they may be useless but I had a good...

To be fair, they may be useless but I had a good laugh with the Florida comment.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Amt0571

Has not happened to me but I have a couple of...

Has not happened to me but I have a couple of ideas that can cause this problem.

1. Grease or oil inside the shifting mechanism hardened with the cold blocking its normal movement.

2. Water,...
02-14-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Amt0571

You can ride it and everything will be ok. The...

You can ride it and everything will be ok. The sound may be bothersome though. I can't stand it.
02-13-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,537
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think that can be reliably repaired. My...

I don't think that can be reliably repaired. My take is to bin it.

Even if you could repair it, it's a chinese frame of unknown quality, so the chances of it breaking somwhere else are too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,405
Posted By Amt0571

When it's summer I have tan lines strong enough...

When it's summer I have tan lines strong enough that you could think I'm wearing clothes on a nudist beach. I've had kids laugh at me at the pool, people stare at me, and someone even thought I had...
02-11-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Amt0571

Bluetooth sensors appeared when people wanted to...

Bluetooth sensors appeared when people wanted to connect sensors to mobile phones. They're a suboptimal solution IMHO. Bluetooth is a good protocol for some things (syncing a smartwatch, for...
02-11-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By Amt0571

My Etrex Touch 35 (and previously my Dakota 20)...

My Etrex Touch 35 (and previously my Dakota 20) are quite accurate. They consistently show the same altitude at the same places, and elevation gain is usually within 25m on rides I usually do.

To...
02-11-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Amt0571

My mountain bike SLX brakes were filled with...

My mountain bike SLX brakes were filled with Shimano fluid and I have bled them a couple of times with Finish Line mineral oil. The first one after cutting the hoses to install the brake when new, 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 359,997
Posted By Amt0571

Sunrise on my commute to work. Climb to Creu...

Sunrise on my commute to work. Climb to Creu d'Aragall from Gelida, in Catalonia.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,006
Posted By Amt0571

Look for Thule Pack n Pedal rack. Have not used...

Look for Thule Pack n Pedal rack. Have not used it, but on paper it seems genius.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,349
Posted By Amt0571

I'm in Spain and I partly agree. However I think...

I'm in Spain and I partly agree. However I think that it maybe is a cultural problem.

A lot of people around me seem to be quite lazy. They have excuses for everything, even when it comes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,349
Posted By Amt0571

Never understood what road pedals are good for,...

Never understood what road pedals are good for, lots of talk about hotspots in the foot and blah blah blah but... If you get a hotspot in your foot from an SPD pedal the problem is not the pedal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,349
Posted By Amt0571

You're talking about Sora: as I said I rode for 5...

You're talking about Sora: as I said I rode for 5 years with a bike equipped with Microshift 3x8 gears which are worse than Sora for sure. When I replaced that bike with my current one (that BTW is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,349
Posted By Amt0571

Risk. I'm not in the USA, but here in Spain...

Risk.

I'm not in the USA, but here in Spain I don't see all that people driving with the cellphone. There's the occasional one, but it's not that common. I'm more worried about impatient people...
02-04-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Amt0571

I recently accidentally spilled DOT 5.1 fluid...

I recently accidentally spilled DOT 5.1 fluid over my pads because of lazyness (didn't want to remove them to do a bleed). They were new, so I decided to try to save them.

I first tried to clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Amt0571

Doesn't the constant rubbing of the battery pack...

Doesn't the constant rubbing of the battery pack wear or scratch the frame paint? I hang it on the handlebar to avoid this.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Amt0571

Easy Etrex 35 + light out front mount

I don't like Edge computers since I prefer AA powered GPS. My GPS of choice is an Etrex 35, but I was missing an out front mount. I also ride a lot at night, so I also wanted something that allowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not an expert on carbon. I'm also not very...

I'm not an expert on carbon. I'm also not very keen on carbon because this type of things.

I wouldn't feel safe on that frame without having it checked. If I couldn't find anyone who could...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By Amt0571

It depends on how strong you are. For...

It depends on how strong you are.

For reference: I regularly do climbs over 12% sustained and peaking between 15 and 20%. A particular climb I do at least once a week is 3km long, min gradient is...
02-03-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 835
Posted By Amt0571

If it always happens under hard load, it's...

If it always happens under hard load, it's related to an interaction between frame flex and drivetrain almost for sure.

Maybe when pushing hard your chain rubs on the FD?
Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,411
Posted By Amt0571

Mostly a road bike. Sometimes the mountain bike....

Mostly a road bike. Sometimes the mountain bike. And when I commute by train, I take my folding bike with me.

I use any bike that I have and want to ride.
01-30-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,522
Posted By Amt0571

It shouldn't be a problem as long as your RD can...

It shouldn't be a problem as long as your RD can take the tooth difference.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,457
Posted By Amt0571

I had a similar experience twice. On the same...

I had a similar experience twice. On the same ride.

The fall was like my bike had disappeared from under me and I fell on my ass. It hurt so much I couldn't sit for a week.

Don't want to repeat...
01-29-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Amt0571

Dahon has (or at least had), 20" folding bikes...

Dahon has (or at least had), 20" folding bikes with discs.

I'd choose the smaller disc possible with a 20" tire. No need to have a 160 rotor on a 20".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Amt0571

700x32 tire recommendation

I'm currently running my bike with 700x28 Mavik Yksion Elite guard tires. So far I find they last a long time and allow me to corner fast when descending. However I usually ride some gravel paths...
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