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08-17-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,434
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Posted By kingston

This is the first one I've seen where I like the...

This is the first one I've seen where I like the aesthetics of the conversion better than the original quill. Nicely done!
08-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By kingston

Just get a basic wired computer. I bought a box...

Just get a basic wired computer. I bought a box of 10 sigma bc 906 for fifty bucks on ebay a few years ago so I could have the same basic computer on every bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 3,061
Posted By kingston

Group Start Time Time Limit [hours] Type A Sun...

Group Start Time Time Limit [hours] Type
A Sun 8/18/19 16:00 80 regular bikes
B Sun 8/18/19 16:15 80 regular bikes
C Sun 8/18/19 16:30 80 regular bikes
D Sun 8/18/19 16:45 80 regular bikes
E Sun...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,463
Posted By kingston

People notice a titanium frame because they know...

People notice a titanium frame because they know you spent a lot of money on it. That doesn't mean they want one. Middle aged guys who are serious cyclists but not that fast like them because they...
08-16-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

Hence the recommendation to just get a bag of MSW...

Hence the recommendation to just get a bag of MSW and be done with it.
08-16-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By kingston

I love MIPS. I just bought a leftover specialized...

I love MIPS. I just bought a leftover specialized airnet for sixty bucks that the dealer had to discount 60% because it didn't have MIPS. I had to get a new helmet because I had a bad crash last week...
08-16-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

I have noticed that chains don't hold the wax as...

I have noticed that chains don't hold the wax as well until they have been run and re-waxed a few times, which could explain our different experiences. Obviously nothing wrong with using oil if...
08-16-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

Pretty sure this is why the vast majority of...

Pretty sure this is why the vast majority of people don't mess around with wax. From what I've seen, most of the people who run wax do it because they like having a clean bike, not because it's...
08-16-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

Can you explain why that's relevant? If it works...

Can you explain why that's relevant? If it works what difference does it make if it's a lubricant or not?
08-16-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

There are plenty of good reasons not to run waxed...

There are plenty of good reasons not to run waxed chains, but I don't think crapping out in the rain is one of them. I've ridden 1,000's of km's of brevets in all kinds of weather on waxed chains. I...
Replies: 31
Views: 3,061
Posted By kingston

I downloaded the Chrono-Course Mobile App and...

I downloaded the Chrono-Course Mobile App and will be following all of my friends and club members.
08-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

The teflon & moly are in there to reduce friction...

The teflon & moly are in there to reduce friction which would likely be imperceptible to a normal human. I don't think they are intended to improve noise, shifting or longevity. I have only ever used...
08-15-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

Interesting. I'll give your recipe a try when my...

Interesting. I'll give your recipe a try when my current batch runs out.
08-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By kingston

I use the UltraFast Chain Lube recipe, which is...

I use the UltraFast Chain Lube recipe, which is 1lb of household paraffin wax, 5g of pure PTFE (Teflon) powder, and 1g of pure molybdenum disulfide (MoS2).
08-15-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By kingston

Why not? or maybe a waterproof mattress cover or...

Why not? or maybe a waterproof mattress cover or this bike cover...
08-15-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,427
Posted By kingston

Mavic A119...

Mavic A119 (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Mavic/A-119-28-Rim-p45678/) is 16.76€. I have them on one of my bikes, and they're not too bad. If I were going through rims on that bike, I'd just buy a...
08-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,427
Posted By kingston

You usually don't need new spokes and nipples to...

You usually don't need new spokes and nipples to replace a worn out rim. It's pretty easy to just swap out the rim. If you do need new spokes, they are available for a lot less than a buck a spoke.
08-11-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By kingston

I love RH tires, but they are thin. Schwalbe has...

I love RH tires, but they are thin. Schwalbe has a few different varieties of Marathons that come in 650b and would be much better if avoiding flats is your primary concern. Wide tires and tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By kingston

I'm on my 4th season with wax and am currently...

I'm on my 4th season with wax and am currently running wax lube on 8 bikes. No problems shifting on any of them.
08-11-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By kingston

Sounds like you are just getting started....

Sounds like you are just getting started. Everyone's butt hurts until it gets used to sitting on a hard saddle for hours at a time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By kingston

I tried my new aero bars today on a 60 mile ride....

I tried my new aero bars today on a 60 mile ride. I spent a lot of time on the bars and my avg. speed on the bike was in the normal range for a solo ride of that distance, so they didn't make me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By kingston

Yes

Yes
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

Obviously racing is all about marginal gains. I...

Obviously racing is all about marginal gains. I assumed that went without saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

I get the impression most people don't think...

I get the impression most people don't think about it that much and get the latest just because it's the latest and that's what the guy at the bike shop told them they should get. Same with all kinds...
08-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,768
Posted By kingston

My 2007 Prius will hold two bikes if I take the...

My 2007 Prius will hold two bikes if I take the wheels off and it gets 50 miles to the gallon.
08-09-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By kingston

You could just use a P-clamp to connect the arm...

You could just use a P-clamp to connect the arm to the fork. That should be pretty secure The SA clip is nice because it makes it a lot easier to pull the front wheel. Mine has been fine, but this is...
08-09-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,811
Posted By kingston

Same as many others, I lock the bike to the hitch...

Same as many others, I lock the bike to the hitch receiver with a kryptonite chain. If I'm leaving the bike on a parked car overnight, I'll put a cover...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By kingston

Those all seem like a lotta bike for a beginner...

Those all seem like a lotta bike for a beginner unless you're sure you're really going to be into cycling as a hobby. My wife wanted to give cycling a try a few seasons ago so we bought her a new...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By kingston

It seems most people prefer disks, so I realize...

It seems most people prefer disks, so I realize I'm in the minority, but I'd rather replace a rim every once in a while than deal with the constant squealing and fiddling with the BB7's. I can...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By kingston

I'm planning to strategically pick a ride that's...

I'm planning to strategically pick a ride that's a little more FG-friendly :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By kingston

Holy smokes, that saddle-to-bar drop! Talk about...

Holy smokes, that saddle-to-bar drop! Talk about aero. I'd only be good for 30-40 miles on a setup like that. The bars are almost level with the saddle on my long-distance bikes.
08-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By kingston

There's also a U-shaped bracket that goes under...

There's also a U-shaped bracket that goes under the V-brake wire and up that could work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By kingston

Funny, I almost got the Redshifts, but ultimately...

Funny, I almost got the Redshifts, but ultimately decided that I didn't need the QR, the PD's have a little more setback & quite a bit more stack in the adjustable range, and they ended up being a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

They also didn't try to measure differences in...

They also didn't try to measure differences in acceleration, where I expect the gains from the superbike are even more significant and at least as important in a bike race. The point of the video...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By kingston

I have never used aero bars before either, but...

I have never used aero bars before either, but was interested in giving it a try for long-distance rides, same as you. After doing some research, I ended up getting these Profile Design Supersonic...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By kingston

I do a lot of fixed-gear riding, but have never...

I do a lot of fixed-gear riding, but have never ridden a brevet fixed. You've inspired me to give it a try on a 200k before the end of the season.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

Intentionally misleading click-bait, but I fell...

Intentionally misleading click-bait, but I fell for it. I even watched the video.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

By my logic, I shouldn't be on a ten-thousand...

By my logic, I shouldn't be on a ten-thousand dollar super bike because the marginal improvements over cheaper bikes aren't worth it to me. If someone else thinks it's worth it, then they should buy...
08-07-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By kingston

There are also a bunch of different brackets...

There are also a bunch of different brackets (https://www.bumm.de/en/products/mehr/gruppe/Mounting%20brackets.html) if the bending method doesn't get it high enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

A very big deal in a race, but for the average...

A very big deal in a race, but for the average joker like me, I could finish a solo century in 5h 50m or 6 hours. Whatever. Nobody cares.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,544
Posted By kingston

It was 5% climbing and 3% on the flat. That is...

It was 5% climbing and 3% on the flat. That is significant to some people, insignificant to others.
08-07-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By kingston

Velosock (https://velosock.com/) and/or hit it...

Velosock (https://velosock.com/) and/or hit it with a garden sprayer before you bring it in.
08-07-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By kingston

I have an '89 56cm Team Miyata...

I have an '89 56cm Team Miyata (https://www.bikeforums.net/20005366-post6656.html) that I use mostly on my rollers in the winter. I don't really need it, but it's worth so much less than I have into...
08-07-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,414
Posted By kingston

I rode brakeless when I was younger. If I did...

I rode brakeless when I was younger. If I did have a brake it would have been a front brake with a lever on the top because there was some law that required it, but Chicago cops didn't care about...
Replies: 222
Views: 18,016
Posted By kingston

A couple weeks ago my wife saw a 2009 Bacchetta...

A couple weeks ago my wife saw a 2009 Bacchetta Strada recumbent on our local FB marketplace for $350, so I decided to buy it and ride it on the GLR Psychedelic Cow 400k...
08-07-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,893
Posted By kingston

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html
08-07-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By kingston

Same with our Santana. I have used RH tires on...

Same with our Santana. I have used RH tires on several other bikes, and they are as good as everyone says, but they also cost 3x more than tires that are almost as good and last a lot longer.
08-07-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By kingston

My townie ...

My townie (http://stinkston.blogspot.com/2017/03/motobecane-jury-townie.html)has very tidy wiring. A few of my other bikes have some nifty tricks too. I'll post some photos when I have a chance.
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By kingston

Perhaps if you do a lot of loaded touring in the...

Perhaps if you do a lot of loaded touring in the mountains it's worth the trouble. I spend most of my time in the midwest so I have all the headaches without any of the advantages. I switched to...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By kingston

This is the same as my experience with BB7's. The...

This is the same as my experience with BB7's. The squealing will return, and you can do it all over again. So much effort for so little improvement over cantilevers IMO.
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