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01-27-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 376
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, it is. And it contains: [/color] ...

Yes, it is. And it contains:

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In that post, the only uncertainty regarding the adequacy of the OP's current setup is your use of the word "guessing" here...
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01-27-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 376
Posted By HTupolev

That may have been what you meant to say, but...

That may have been what you meant to say, but what you actually wrote was:


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01-27-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 376
Posted By HTupolev

You're insisting that riders shouldn't switch to...

You're insisting that riders shouldn't switch to gears lower than 28-32, and you're also saying that you shouldn't do hills that your current fitness and gearing aren't adequate for. It follows from...
01-27-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 376
Posted By HTupolev

Without knowing what terrain the OP intends on...

Without knowing what terrain the OP intends on riding, and their level of talent and intended amount of dedication to the sport, you don't know if the gears that are on their bicycle right now are...
01-27-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By HTupolev

What do you mean "extends too far"? If it's...

What do you mean "extends too far"? If it's knocking the chain off the outside of the big ring, try adjusting the high limit screw on the derailleur so that it can't move as far outboard.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 367
Posted By HTupolev

If you're prioritizing supple, consider the...

If you're prioritizing supple, consider the non-PT Paselas with the red/yellow label.
01-26-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 192,776
Posted By HTupolev

[https://i.imgur.com/nGk2FDS.jpg

[https://i.imgur.com/nGk2FDS.jpg
01-26-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 376
Posted By HTupolev

No it isn't. A 28T chainring is nearly 17% larger...

No it isn't. A 28T chainring is nearly 17% larger than a 24T chainring, so it's like adding nearly 17% to the number of teeth to each cog in your cassette. Even for an 11-tooth cog, it's equivalent...
01-25-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 857
Posted By HTupolev

Yep. It's pretty much because it rolls off...

Yep.

It's pretty much because it rolls off the tongue better this way.
01-24-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By HTupolev

27" rims are only around 1% larger in diameter...

27" rims are only around 1% larger in diameter than 700c, which for those stretchy rubber strips is practically no difference at all. A "rubber band"-style rim strip that's labelled for 700c works...
01-22-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,311
Posted By HTupolev

Sort of. An important thing to notice on the...

Sort of. An important thing to notice on the graph is that erring 10PSI low from optimal only costs about a watt, whereas erring 10PSI high can cost at least 5W in addition to the comfort/fatigue...
01-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By HTupolev

700c is the same as 29". Unfortunately,...

700c is the same as 29".

Unfortunately, marketing people name rim sizes based on what they imagine the inflated tire diameter will be in the rim's imagined use case. "29er" is a term used on...
01-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 589
Posted By HTupolev

The main benefit to the MTB setups is a cleat...

The main benefit to the MTB setups is a cleat interface that doesn't clog up easily. When you're off pavement, a slightly protruding cleat will mostly just sink into the surface; it'll likely be most...
01-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,006
Posted By HTupolev

I wasn't saying you were, that's why I described...

I wasn't saying you were, that's why I described a couple of cases.

I also wasn't saying you're a "weak" rider: I think that the vast majority of people on road bikes have relatively little use...
01-20-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,006
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not just talking about the 19th century. You...

I'm not just talking about the 19th century. You said 23-25mm: until tire clearances started crunching down through the 1980s, bicycles outside of road racing models usually came with tires 28mm or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,986
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/ve9s5op.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ve9s5op.jpg
01-19-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,006
Posted By HTupolev

By and large, millennial and gen-z roadies ride...

By and large, millennial and gen-z roadies ride skinny road tires like everyone else. Often wider than a 23, sure, but vintage steel bikes were usually fitted with tires larger than a 23 too:...
01-18-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 589
Posted By HTupolev

No. The 3-bolt road cleat attachment scheme is...

No. The 3-bolt road cleat attachment scheme is much bigger than a typical MTB recess, and you'd need ludicrously wide lug placement to clear the cleat and pedal.

At any rate, I don't see much...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,391
Posted By HTupolev

If anything, a well-illuminated bicycle at night...

If anything, a well-illuminated bicycle at night is more eye-catching to a car than a bicycle by day. It's much easier to provide contrast and stand out.
01-15-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,226
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on your weight, what surfaces you're...

Depends on your weight, what surfaces you're riding on, how you carry your weight on the bike, what sort of suspension the bicycle has (or doesn't have), and even the designs of the particular tire...
01-13-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 734
Posted By HTupolev

People are usually referring to elapsed time when...

People are usually referring to elapsed time when talking about how long it took to complete a course, not moving time. If someone does four 400m dashes at a 59-second pace, but with a bunch of rest...
01-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 192,776
Posted By HTupolev

In the Pilchuck River Valley. ...

In the Pilchuck River Valley.

https://i.imgur.com/RUeF1qX.jpg
01-10-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,226
Posted By HTupolev

No, but I'm fairly certain it's what Poertner is...

No, but I'm fairly certain it's what Poertner is claiming. He's well aware that different tire setups have different blow-off points.
01-10-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,226
Posted By HTupolev

The rated pressure is half of what it took to...

The rated pressure is half of what it took to blow off of the test fixture "rim", not half of what it takes for the tire to blow off of rims in general.
01-10-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,226
Posted By HTupolev

While hard braking does put far more load on the...

While hard braking does put far more load on the front tire than normal, focusing on the front-rear difference doesn't make much sense as a means to combat this. Suppose you use 95r/91f on a smooth...
01-10-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HTupolev

It's a good thing we have inaccurate inflated...

It's a good thing we have inaccurate inflated diameter proxy marketing gibberish to keep things simple. Imagine the chaos and confusion if wheels and tires were sold by something complicated like...
01-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,084
Posted By HTupolev

I don't see why it "not being a mountain bike"...

I don't see why it "not being a mountain bike" ought to have anything to do with how you gear it. If you have use for lower gears, you have use for lower gears.
01-06-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By HTupolev

March 2016: https://i.imgur.com/lnJolc3.jpg ...

March 2016:

https://i.imgur.com/lnJolc3.jpg

Now:

https://i.imgur.com/58q1A62.jpg

Visually the differences aren't super striking, but there's been a ton of little changes.
01-06-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,148
Posted By HTupolev

Or scissors. For the easiest workflow, cut a...

Or scissors.

For the easiest workflow, cut a piece of electrical tape prior to wrapping the bar tape, and stick it hanging on something within reach so that it's ready to grab when you need it.
01-06-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,148
Posted By HTupolev

Scotch Super 33+. And, when finishing bar...

Scotch Super 33+.

And, when finishing bar tape with electrical tape, do not use very much tension. High electrical tape tension will cause the electrical tape to slip on itself, and allow the bar...
01-05-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,962
Posted By HTupolev

That's what the marketing says. But as someone...

That's what the marketing says. But as someone who rides frames with widely disparate characteristics in spirited road rides, I can't agree. Sure, if the frame's properties lead to bad specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,493
Posted By HTupolev

It's just a small amount of latex. Most of the...

It's just a small amount of latex. Most of the weight of the sealant is the fluid, so once it dries away, it adds very little mass. If a big blob of latex ends up in one place, i.e. if a wheel is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on where you're looking at "resistance...

Depends on where you're looking at "resistance force."

At equal speed, the biggest reason that high cadences burn more calories is that spinning the legs in circles at a higher rate intrinsically...
12-30-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By HTupolev

Gravel roads can be rough without being...

Gravel roads can be rough without being technical, and gravel rides can be mixed-surface rides that include smooth and paved roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

Not without consideration to the rider and...

Not without consideration to the rider and circumstance.

For instance, if I'm in a steady paceline going downhill, and I only need to put out 10W to stick to the next wheel, I'd need very little...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

You misread my posts. I wasn't saying that...

You misread my posts. I wasn't saying that self-selected cadence on climbs is the same as on the flats, in fact I explicitly pointed out that most people don't climb at a high spin even if their...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

It's a little less force for a fraction of a...

It's a little less force for a fraction of a second. In my experience riding this setup on spirited road rides, it's not really any worse than the usual slight pedaling disruption while making the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,063
Posted By HTupolev

Most people seem pretty cool with strangers...

Most people seem pretty cool with strangers latching onto their wheel if asked, but I can't blame anyone who isn't. If they don't trust their own group experience, or yours, or if they just want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

"Baulk" doesn't mean "throw", it means...

"Baulk" doesn't mean "throw", it means "hesitate." When I said it "baulks occasionally under heavy load", I meant that the rider needs to let off tension a bit more in order for the chain to leap off...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

They weren't fashionable, but there was nothing...

They weren't fashionable, but there was nothing "unfeasible" about them.

As I mentioned, q-factor on my Fuji's triple is still narrower than most current-gen racing cranks. Downshifting to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

Lower gearing was available in the vintage steel...

Lower gearing was available in the vintage steel days. For example, late-70s SunTour New Winner freewheels could be fitted with up to a 32T cog in the large-sprocket position, even in 5-speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,950
Posted By HTupolev

"Look at Lance Armstrong" and related details...

"Look at Lance Armstrong" and related details probably helped make lower gears less unfashionable, but the core reason that people are pedaling at higher cadences on climbs is that they have lower...
12-28-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 192,776
Posted By HTupolev

Somewhere in the Cascade foothills west of Lake...

Somewhere in the Cascade foothills west of Lake Cavanaugh, viewing Whitehorse and Three Fingers.

https://i.imgur.com/58q1A62.jpg

I don't have much snow riding experience, so trying to manage...
12-27-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 192,776
Posted By HTupolev

Some weird ice forming on some roadside...

Some weird ice forming on some roadside woodchips.

https://i.imgur.com/4RygKIO.jpg

Rainier showed itself today.

https://i.imgur.com/HHz3yKC.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By HTupolev

Unless you're slamming through stuff so hard that...

Unless you're slamming through stuff so hard that you're pinching your tires, tire durability is basically irrelevant for large road irregularities.

Sub-tread puncture-protection layers are useful...
12-21-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By HTupolev

I'd try Kool Stop Salmon pads. They brake pretty...

I'd try Kool Stop Salmon pads. They brake pretty nicely, and seem to do a better job staying clean than most.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By HTupolev

Unless a rear derailleur is in poor condition, or...

Unless a rear derailleur is in poor condition, or inappropriate for the drivetrain, swapping it out rarely has much effect on shifting quality at all. The way that modern a rear derailleur shifts...
12-21-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By HTupolev

If you widen the fender, the radius will...

If you widen the fender, the radius will decrease. Very small amounts of widening will create enormous amounts of radius loss; it's not an appropriate solution for making a fender fit a wider tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,605
Posted By HTupolev

I rarely see recumbents climb very fast either,...

I rarely see recumbents climb very fast either, but I also rarely see strong riders on them. In this case I have a point of comparison: a roadie on their Madone, and that same roadie on a recumbent...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,605
Posted By HTupolev

I've never noticed anything about it that would...

I've never noticed anything about it that would concern me. Certainly not in the way that aerobars are concerning, in that a senseless cyclist might be in the aerobars when there are a thousand good...
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