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08-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By base2

I think 14 miles each way, daily is very...

I think 14 miles each way, daily is very aspirational for a new cyclist. I used to do 27 miles one way & bus the return...and even then the best I could manage was 4 days a week (Mon, Tue, rest,...
08-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,937
Posted By base2

Craigslist...

Craigslist...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,322
Posted By base2

This is what I do when I lead my weekly group....

This is what I do when I lead my weekly group. Either the 14-16 group on Wednesdays or the 16-18 group on Thursdays. As the situation allows, sometimes I'll go a few faster than advertised if...
08-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,312
Posted By base2

FWIW WoundUp makes a disc tandem fork thats 650...

FWIW WoundUp makes a disc tandem fork thats 650 grams & supports a 203mm rotor. Surely the "extra" weight of a disk will be mitigated by the lighter fork that is probably (may be?) lighter than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By base2

I don't have the TL version, just the standard...

I don't have the TL version, just the standard clincher & thus far I'd describe them as amazing. I also run Conti Supersonics to preserve as much sidewall suppleness as I can manage & (GASP!) Mr....
08-12-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By base2

The above mentioned bite sized goals bit is solid...

The above mentioned bite sized goals bit is solid advice.

Switching to cycling gear is a smart decision. You don't necessarily need to go the whole hog though. Even more so if you are self...
08-11-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,394
Posted By base2

It's not uncommon due to sloppy manufacturing...

It's not uncommon due to sloppy manufacturing tolerances. On my wifes bike I slathered up the inside of the head tube with a suitable epoxy similar to JB Weld and very carefully inserted the headset...
08-11-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,283
Posted By base2

I see what you did there. :wink:

I see what you did there. :wink:
07-26-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,935
Posted By base2

Disc brakes also take some time to "bed in." So...

Disc brakes also take some time to "bed in." So they tend to feel like garbage at the beginning of the very first ride. Then they get progressively better over the next ride or 3 depending on duty...
Forum: Foo
07-25-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,724
Posted By base2

My vasectomy ruined me for about 6 months. Not...

My vasectomy ruined me for about 6 months. Not physically, but psychologically. So I can completely understand the issue the partner may see herself in.

All in all, fair point. The fear,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 23,626
Posted By base2

To prevent "cross chaining" your 1x, just bolt a...

To prevent "cross chaining" your 1x, just bolt a pair of 42 tooth chainrings (1 inner, 1 outter) to the crankset. That way you can use the inner 42 for all the big cogs, then the outter 42 for all...
07-24-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,522
Posted By base2

Well, if you feel that tire width is the only...

Well, if you feel that tire width is the only criteria that matters, who am I to argue?

Carry on.
07-23-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,522
Posted By base2

Good thinking on the brakes. I've had cheap...

Good thinking on the brakes. I've had cheap mechanical & the dangers are real. There is nothing wrong with the right tool for the job.

My Rodriguez has 69.5 head tube angle 73 seat tube angle &...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,724
Posted By base2

The internet pretty much has whatever you are...

The internet pretty much has whatever you are looking for. :rolleyes:

That being said: Explain your needs in defined terms going forward. Plain, open & honest communication of your expectations (&...
07-17-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By base2

On a trainer bike, I would select the tightest...

On a trainer bike, I would select the tightest ratio cassette I could find. The idea is being able to dial in a desired cadence at whatever powerlevel/speed I see fit.

Wide range cassettes would...
07-16-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By base2

I too completed the 1-day. 13 hours, 29 minutes...

I too completed the 1-day. 13 hours, 29 minutes moving time for the entire 221.75 miles to the finishline from my front door. I had a 16.5mph average, my wife had a 16.3. I would ride ahead for a...
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,394
Posted By base2

Ah, ha! I see. The tube idea is pretty neat. ...

Ah, ha! I see. The tube idea is pretty neat.

Actually the crank is a cheap square taper Origin8. But, yes; The C1 rings come as a pair mated to the sensor spider & that was the predominent factor....
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,394
Posted By base2

Around here it is summer time so the fenders are...

Around here it is summer time so the fenders are still on the shelf at the bike shop. The bike is most definitely equipped for easy installation; I just haven't got around to it, yet. At the time of...
07-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By base2

T minus 9 hours & 39 minutes & counting.

T minus 9 hours & 39 minutes & counting.
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By base2

Because hardware random number generators are...

Because hardware random number generators are random based on a temporary state of a transient external function....
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By base2

No, I don't expect it to be a Mr. McSpeedy dream...

No, I don't expect it to be a Mr. McSpeedy dream machine, but it does exceed all minimum system requirements & Win10 was marketed to be smaller, more light weight, operating system, super...
07-12-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,845
Posted By base2

How many watts lost from a worn Rolhoff? I...

How many watts lost from a worn Rolhoff?

I think it's funny, but my Rolhoff got better & smoother as I rode it. For the whole drivetrain (according to those that have done the testing) it only...
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By base2

Leave it to Microsoft to figure out a way to be...

Leave it to Microsoft to figure out a way to be even less secure with every iteration.

I haven't even turned on my Win10 laptop for about 6 months now. It's a slow 13 year old piece of garbage,...
07-12-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,490
Posted By base2

There is a stoplight at the bottom of a hill by...

There is a stoplight at the bottom of a hill by my house. One day at 04:00 am for my commute, I approached the light as it turned red.

I stopped & waited for the cross path to cycle green, then to...
07-11-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,597
Posted By base2

I retired a 1992 Trek T-50 Tandem.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/47370727172_2c622a0563_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2faZmPo)20190319_163928 (https://flic.kr/p/2faZmPo) by Richard Mozzarella...
07-10-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By base2

Well, at 1 inch your chances of finding a...

Well, at 1 inch your chances of finding a suspension fork will be slim to none. Let alone a suspension fork worth owning.

Try WoundUp. They have what you seem want: a non-suspension (rigid) fork...
07-10-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By base2

First things first: What is the headset/steer...

First things first: What is the headset/steer tube diameter?
Second: Is it threaded or threadless?

The answer to those 2 questions will tell you at a bare minimum whether or not a suitable...
07-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,776
Posted By base2

Bars have become ridiculously wide in recent...

Bars have become ridiculously wide in recent years. The reason is to afford more leverage on super relaxed high trail geometries. It's rarely an issue because the rider is seldom on the bike in any...
07-01-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,445
Posted By base2

Would there be anything wrong with getting a...

Would there be anything wrong with getting a longer bolt to preload bearings but still allow for proper placement of the plug in the clamp area of the stem?

I inserted a star nut about a...
07-01-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,669
Posted By base2

I'm just going to leave this right here.

The future of all cycling hats.

https://www.smarthat.info
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,340
Posted By base2

Pbbbbbbth. Only 'cause it was carbon. Steel...

Pbbbbbbth. Only 'cause it was carbon. Steel would've...
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06-29-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,051
Posted By base2

Enough so you are not thirsty. Enough so that...

Enough so you are not thirsty.
Enough so that your mouth remains wet.
Enough your performance does not suffer.
Enough you are able to maintain proper body temperature regulation.
Not so much that...
Forum: Southeast
06-29-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,885
Posted By base2

Big Dam Bridge Century

(I originally posted this in the Southeast Regional Rides & Events sub. But since that is a pretty niche & infrequently atttended sub and it's been nearly 24 hours I figured I would post it here.)So,...
06-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,196
Posted By base2

I have a groove between the tiles in my kitchen...

I have a groove between the tiles in my kitchen tile floor. Theres supposed to be more morter there than there is. I park the bike in the groove & measure the bar ends to the sliding glass door....
06-28-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,091
Posted By base2

As long as we're at it I didn't see anything in...

As long as we're at it I didn't see anything in the RCW 46 referencing Measures. (https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=19.94) So any distance provision of Stopping, standing,...
06-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,091
Posted By base2

Well, I am a highest class lawyer of the...

Well, I am a highest class lawyer of the internetz. :innocent:
06-28-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 929
Posted By base2

Big Dam Bridge Century

So, Mrs. Base2 & I will be flying from Seattle to Arkansas with our S&S coupled travel bikes to ride the Big Dam Bridge ride in September.

I was wondering if anyone here has any experience in the...
06-28-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,091
Posted By base2

No argument there. Holy cow is dealing with the...

No argument there. Holy cow is dealing with the system at all atleast half of the punishment. Absolute misery. Even if you win it's often hardly worth the fight, & inconvenience of lost time & wages....
06-28-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,091
Posted By base2

My overall point was you can't charge a moving...

My overall point was you can't charge a moving violation if such "violation" did not take place on a roadway.

Second, independent of the first point: Without a legal requirement to have installed...
06-28-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,091
Posted By base2

Lol! I wonder what Colorado statute requires...

Lol!
I wonder what Colorado statute requires bicycles be equipped with a speedometer & then defines the accuracy of the installed speedometer.

On a Federal level, (only because I have a CDL)...
06-27-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,210
Posted By base2

Bicycle tires are so over-rated. Real cyclists...

Bicycle tires are so over-rated. Real cyclists shun all the unnecessary hundreds of grams and unnecessary friction of rubber all together.

It's been scientifically proven that a bare rim has the...
06-27-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,926
Posted By base2

Oh, man! do I like explaining the law to drivers....

Oh, man! do I like explaining the law to drivers.

RCW 46.61.110
States that a driver of a vehicle "shall pass" a bicycle or pedestrian on the road way with a "clearly safe distance"

It does...
06-25-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,210
Posted By base2

TBH: I think they are worth it. I really can not...

TBH: I think they are worth it. I really can not tell the difference from a wheel with & a wheel with out.

I tend to buy liners in one width wider than recommended, and pair the "ultra-lite"...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,036
Posted By base2

Ah, gotcha. Surely, if thats the worst case...

Ah, gotcha. Surely, if thats the worst case scenario, then your builder has a better idea than me.
No worries.
:thumb:
06-21-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,838
Posted By base2

I'm not saying the use of a strobe on the path...

I'm not saying the use of a strobe on the path isn't stupid & rude. What I am saying is the risk of actual harm is so low so as to be virtually nonexistent.

If every single one of the 5,000,000...
06-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,089
Posted By base2

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the...

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the phone app buggy when battery save mode &/or data save mode was enabled. Sometimes it would only record while the screen was on, sometimes not....
06-21-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,838
Posted By base2

Considering a single bright flash or being...

Considering a single bright flash or being exposed to sunlight has been known to induce a seizure, perhaps the most rational of all possible actions is to shield the Earth from the sun completely....
06-21-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,838
Posted By base2

Glad we could help. On another note: I've...

Glad we could help.

On another note:
I've got some Powerball tickets for sale. Care to buy some? Each ticket is a guarenteed winner...just play it 293 million times.
06-21-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,838
Posted By base2

Wow, an Epilepsy thread. Awesome. Canadian...

Wow, an Epilepsy thread. Awesome.

Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (http://www.canadianepilepsyalliance.org/about-epilepsy/types-of-seizures/photosensitive-epilepsy/)

So while I understand that some...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,036
Posted By base2

392mm chainstay length seems short to me & that...

392mm chainstay length seems short to me & that 5mm clearance to the seat tube is going to make fenders or ever going larger tires difficult. For comparison, even my wifes size 53 Cervelo has around...
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