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04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By mstateglfr

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse...

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse tire, they would say its a tire company. I get it, its a components brand and not exclusively a tire brand, but does that really make a difference with...
04-09-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By Hiro11

A lot of what Jan Heine says jibes with my...

A lot of what Jan Heine says jibes with my experience and I happen to absolutely love Rene Herse tires... but I still tend to take what he says with a grain of salt. Who knows what the testing...
04-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By RChung

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He...

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He appears to believe that RR is flat, or nearly so, and then increases. Because he doesn't think there's a "V," he doesn't believe that the slope of the...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,298
Posted By GrainBrain

832 miles so far on Maxxis

Holding up well to the abuse I put these through. Running 60/65psi f/r. Took them on the local single track green belt, performed really well - cleaned all the climbs, a few with tricky roots. 5...
04-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By RChung

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive...

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive things so I'm sure I'm going to get criticized for this.

I use wider tires at lower pressures than I used to but I don't currently have a bike that...
04-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By ofajen

If you have 60 minutes to spare (sorry, I...

If you have 60 minutes to spare (sorry, I initially thought it was shorter) this podcast has an excellent discussion on the topic that features Jan Heine and Josh Poertner who developed wheels and...
04-08-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By Sy Reene

Also, very possible I'm misreading this section...

Also, very possible I'm misreading this section below.. but isn't 9mph, well.. 9mph? ie. shouldn't the times all be pretty much the same?

Are Wider Tires Slower? Or Faster?

The answer is...
04-08-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By bigevil

fwiw I'm def potentially not even experienced...

fwiw I'm def potentially not even experienced enough to know the real difference of any of these yet. But I did just spend a small fortune on the wheels and just want to make sure the tires I throw...
04-08-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By tyrion

The BQ claims/results hardly surprise me - fat...

The BQ claims/results hardly surprise me - fat tires don't have a rolling resistance penalty, aero isn't very significant under 20 mph, and weight is weight (the article basically sidestepped...
04-08-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,317
Posted By Iride01

The way you ride your bike, hard and fast,...

The way you ride your bike, hard and fast, leisurely or somewhere in between. Your terrain, rough or smooth road, your own perception of ride comfort and many other things will make tire sizing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By RChung

Oh dear.

Oh dear.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By Phatman

I mean, I know youíre exaggerating, but I donít...

I mean, I know youíre exaggerating, but I donít 100% disagree with the first two statements. I donít think niches are necessarily created out of thin air, but I do think theyíre exploited, perhaps...
04-05-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By TurboTalon

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53cm Kilot WT Flat bar with 32c Starda LGG tires
04-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Hiro11

Using the example of Finish Line Dry: Upsides:...

Using the example of Finish Line Dry:
Upsides: easy to apply without making a mess, keeps everything super clean, does not attract dirt, very easy to wash off and reapply
Downsides: doesn't last...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By DiegoFrogs

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be...

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be surprised if you had problems with accelerated corrosion with some routine wiping-down, lubrication and maintenance.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By Leinster

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a...

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a little over 30s on your 13 miler) on a loop or flattish course. But a pair of wheels that weighs 300-500g less than your 2kg Axis wheels might save you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By woodcraft

I guess KOPS could be considered one... and...

I guess KOPS could be considered one...

and saddle height formulas that don't account for shoes, pedal stack height, or even crank length.
04-04-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By Foxonabike

My finished KHS Montana stripped and converted to...

My finished KHS Montana stripped and converted to SS, weight is 12.5Kg
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04-04-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 645
Posted By Mikefule

Choose a bike that is the right size, and...

Choose a bike that is the right size, and reasonable quality, and has the shape of bars (flats, drops, bullhorns?) that you like. That's all.

Ride it. Work out what you like and what you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By smashndash

I'll respond to the original prompt. I think...

I'll respond to the original prompt. I think roadies have a weird obsession with not storing things on the bike. Bikes ship with 2 bottle cage mounts and 0 storage for your CO2, food, tube(s),...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By fooferdoggie

well unless its a tandem so your blind wife can...

well unless its a tandem so your blind wife can ride with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By str8jakett

Get out. Before my wife sees this.

Get out.

Before my wife sees this.
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By HGuthertz

Thanks. I am running tubed. I will definitely...

Thanks. I am running tubed. I will definitely have a look at the Schwalbe Supremes. I had a look at the Gravel Kings the other day and remain skeptical about the puncture protection. Hopefully, I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By Quiglesnbits

That there are hundreds of bikes on the market...

That there are hundreds of bikes on the market that are supposedly so poorly made that they feel like noodles when you drope the hammer with your huge guads.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,057
Posted By scottfsmith

Back on the original topic, I agree there is no...

Back on the original topic, I agree there is no need to rush into it. If you do decide to try bigger don't go half way and go to 32c / tubeless / super-supple / low-pressure. All four or none.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,057
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't think rider age effects what air pressure...

I don't think rider age effects what air pressure is fastest?
04-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By abshipp

In other news + pretty pictures, our local park...

In other news + pretty pictures, our local park finally opened for mountain biking so I got to take this out again for the first time since December :)
...
04-01-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,140
Posted By m2244

:lol: The motor on this thing just turned 50...

:lol:

The motor on this thing just turned 50 years old and can be difficult to work with at times.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,057
Posted By WhyFi

Depends. What answer are you fishing for?

Depends. What answer are you fishing for?
03-31-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,709
Posted By indyfabz

I turned down a job as a Chippendale because I...

I turned down a job as a Chippendale because I would have had to wear a tie.
03-31-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,709
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

loudly announce "on your ass"

loudly announce "on your ass"
03-31-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,709
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is this a real question? You pressed most of our...

Is this a real question? You pressed most of our buttons, but forgot to ask about chain lube, or if a courtesy wave should be offered first or not.

EDIT: You guys beat me to it...
03-31-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,709
Posted By bwilli88

Ask but put on a shirt.

Ask but put on a shirt.
03-29-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By abshipp

I've got matching 584x32 tires now :) ...

I've got matching 584x32 tires now :)

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Replies: 14
Views: 2,265
Posted By iTrod

Getting Fatter

I put over 500 miles on the Babyshoe Pass 650B x 42 mm tires. No punctures, but the rear tire had two holes that penetrated through to the inner casing. The heavyweight Kenda tube saved me from at...
03-28-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By blakcloud

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a...

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a pretty high bottom bracket at 11.1 inches. This of course changes with different tires. Also don't confuse bottom bracket height with bottom bracket...
03-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By Senrab62

Maintenance ride. Shooting for 80+ a week. Old...

Maintenance ride. Shooting for 80+ a week. Old man ****. Still not sure on components. Have a different saddle tI need to install, and looking for a different front caliper option.

Crusty and...
03-26-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,945
Posted By pdlamb

Some of us won't run out of tubes until we run...

Some of us won't run out of tubes until we run out of patches and glue.
03-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,945
Posted By WhyFi

What's a tube?

What's a tube?
03-26-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By bwilli88

This was built as a Covid quarantine build. The...

This was built as a Covid quarantine build. The paint sucked so I stripped it and repainted it
Before...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 68,338
Posted By Dan333SP

Love a zombie thread OP appearance.

Love a zombie thread OP appearance.
03-25-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By abshipp

Here's my two at the moment: ...

Here's my two at the moment:

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 68,338
Posted By Inertianinja

Since someone resurrected this thread from 2010,...

Since someone resurrected this thread from 2010, I’ll share what i’ve learned over the past 10+ years.

I’ve learned that degreaser does not work for wax lube, and will serve only to remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By @work

hot damn

hot damn
03-23-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By StirFry

Thanks. It's an Sugino MC144. Basicially a Zen...

Thanks. It's an Sugino MC144. Basicially a Zen with the rear indents all the way removed. I've always been surprised that it doesn't get much play around here.
...
03-22-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,258
Posted By StirFry

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-22-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By burnthesheep

The way BF rolls it with tires, if it isn't a...

The way BF rolls it with tires, if it isn't a Rene Hearse tire.......you might as well pack up the forum topic and go home as you won't get anywhere. :lol:
03-22-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Russ Roth is on the right track, but tread is...

Russ Roth is on the right track, but tread is generally less of a factor than the overall construction of the tire - a lightweight and 'supple' casing on a tire means it will take less energy to keep...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,051
Posted By djb

I suspect many of you have read similar findings...

I suspect many of you have read similar findings before about how wider tires can FEEL slower, but in reality this is not the case.
Yes, more flexible tires make all the difference here, and why I...
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,051
Posted By Tourist in MSN

57mm Marathon Extemes: ...

57mm Marathon Extemes:

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