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06-18-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 876
Posted By rm -rf

Camelbak Podium bottles have a liner that doesn't...

Camelbak Podium bottles have a liner that doesn't have that nasty plastic taste. The older generic bottles would have bad tasting water after just a few hours.

I've filled a Podium with water and...
06-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 876
Posted By rm -rf

I've gotten mold or something similar in a Podium...

I've gotten mold or something similar in a Podium nozzle that sat around too long.

Set it in a bowl, and drip straight bleach into the nozzle. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so. Do the same thing...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By rm -rf

Even a well maintained, hard packed crushed stone...

Even a well maintained, hard packed crushed stone trail takes more energy than a paved road. And sandy or gravelly trails are much slower still. Wider smooth tread tires can help.

Your test...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,443
Posted By rm -rf

Bar tape! That can help. I've been using...

Bar tape! That can help.
I've been using Specialized S-works Roubaix tape. It's cushy and easy to wrap. I recently tried Supacaz tape -- it's durable and comes in interesting colors, but it's...
06-11-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By rm -rf

I can shift a couple of clicks without spinning...

I can shift a couple of clicks without spinning the crank -- I don't think it's straining the motor, the chain is just at an angle.

The limit screw sounds like the problem. It needs a gap to...
06-11-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,051
Posted By rm -rf

Top: An 18 sprocket with somewhere between 12000...

Top: An 18 sprocket with somewhere between 12000 and 15000 miles on it. I don't know exactly when I installed it.
Bottom: An unused 18.

I accidentally let my chain get close to 1% wear, so the...
06-10-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By rm -rf

You should be able to find some group rides going...

You should be able to find some group rides going your speeds. From slow casual conversational paced, to steady efforts, to strong hill climbing, to race pace. I can sit in the draft on faster...
06-10-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By rm -rf

Low gears! I see your bike list has 2010 or...

Low gears!
I see your bike list has 2010 or older bikes. The 2010 Cannondale Six came with a 12-25 cassette, like many road bikes of the period.

Now, 11-28 is standard, and 11-32 comes on many...
06-09-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By rm -rf

1/2 turn on both sides: that would work fairly...

1/2 turn on both sides: that would work fairly well on a front wheel. (If a wheel had differing spoke tension due to a rim that's not perfectly flat, then it might get slightly out of true. That's...
06-09-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By rm -rf

EZ Out is a screw extractor. For example: at...

EZ Out is a screw extractor.

For example: at harbor freight (https://www.harborfreight.com/screw-extractor-set-12-pc-61981.html)

I've never tried these on hollow hex bolts. It seems like the...
06-06-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,051
Posted By rm -rf

No, it looks like it's barely used. That's how...

No, it looks like it's barely used. That's how cassettes are machined at the factory. Lots of strange tooth profiles.
06-06-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,051
Posted By rm -rf

With modern cassettes, it's very hard to tell if...

With modern cassettes, it's very hard to tell if a cassette is worn out just by looking at it. Perhaps the most obvious sign is the softened, rounded tips from the above post. Those two circled...
06-06-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,667
Posted By rm -rf

Efficiency for "more speed" vs "longer distance"...

Efficiency for "more speed" vs "longer distance"

More speed, for shorter elapsed time
--Aero on the flats
The biggest free speed increase is getting your bike is fitted so you can comfortably...
Replies: 14
Views: 5,501
Posted By rm -rf

CR2032 coin batteries You can get 10 packs of...

CR2032 coin batteries
You can get 10 packs of these CR2032, name brand like Sony or Maxell, for around $1.50 each from online battery stores. Larger quantities are close to $1.00 each.

There's...
05-22-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,486
Posted By rm -rf

Road bikes are a lot different than they were...

Road bikes are a lot different than they were when I was first buying one around 2005.

Then: 25mm tires would barely fit. Many riders were using 23mm at 110 psi. 50-34 and 12-27 cassettes were...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By rm -rf

I've had a very slow leak (from a tiny piece of...

I've had a very slow leak (from a tiny piece of wire). I had to submerge the inflated tube in the bathtub, then go around it and wipe off the small attached bubbles with my fingers. At the...
05-22-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By rm -rf

Do you have fenders? These tray racks with a...

Do you have fenders? These tray racks with a front wheel arm don't work with a front fender.

My Kuat has 14 inch spacing between trays. Measure your rear rack from the center line of the tire....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,706
Posted By rm -rf

The local club jersey has a lot of white. I like...

The local club jersey has a lot of white. I like the spray sunscreens, like Neutrogena, that aren't greasy and don't sting my eyes. These last the whole ride, too.

Bleach!
But those sunscreens...
05-17-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By rm -rf

https://i.imgur.com/5Vx3mMk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5Vx3mMk.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,744
Posted By rm -rf

Depending on the tire, it might be the equivalent...

Depending on the tire, it might be the equivalent of 32mm.

My 25mm GP4000S on a HED 20.5 mm internal width rim measure 29mm. I use 65 psi front, 80 psi rear with tubes.

The 32mm tires have 20%...
05-13-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By rm -rf

Full sized, DSLR camera strap Now I have a...

Full sized, DSLR camera strap

Now I have a full sized camera. A few years ago, I saw a blog post from a photographer that was using a BlackRapid sling strap...
05-13-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By rm -rf

Pocket sized camera safety My old camera was...

Pocket sized camera safety
My old camera was small, maybe 2.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide. It had a thin wrist strap. I wanted to carry it in my back pocket, but not drop it.

I made a loop of...
05-11-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By rm -rf

This tire pressure calculator works quite well...

This tire pressure calculator works quite well for my bike.
Tire Pressure Calculator. (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html)

These pressures are very comfortable, and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,744
Posted By rm -rf

GP5000 vs GP4000S II: I've only had these...

GP5000 vs GP4000S II:

I've only had these 5000s for a few weeks. First impressions are that they seem a little more precise on fast turns. It seems to be a bit harder to hold my line when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,744
Posted By rm -rf

GP4000S II on wide HED Ardennes+ rims: The...

GP4000S II on wide HED Ardennes+ rims:

The first 15000 miles on these wheels: Just a few punctures -- a piece of glass, a sharp metal bit and a fine wire from a car/truck tire.
I'm seeing way...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By rm -rf

"Chain catcher...

"Chain catcher (https://www.google.com/search?q=chain+catcher&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch)" is the generic name for these. With the chain on the small ring and largest cog, it needs to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By rm -rf

I think I usually shift the front first, then...

I think I usually shift the front first, then immediately shift 2 or3 gears in the back. Doing both at once seems fine, but I like to avoid the small chance of a dropped chain.

With a climb just...
05-01-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,263
Posted By rm -rf

I like my 11-32. I can stay seated on steeper...

I like my 11-32. I can stay seated on steeper hills now, and stand up on the extremely steep grades.

The 11-32 worked on my short cage Di2 derailleur. And there's many reports of it working. The...
04-26-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,105
Posted By rm -rf

post 14 and 15 are the old hosted earthlink.net...

post 14 and 15 are the old hosted earthlink.net versions. Those are going away.

(I've been using the Gear Calculator for years, it's the best.)

I found the github page:...
04-26-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By rm -rf

Yeah, riding your weekly total in a day sounds...

Yeah, riding your weekly total in a day sounds doable.

Ha, when I do the occasional 100 miles, I look at the odometer after what seems like a big portion of the ride. But it'll show "24 miles" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By rm -rf

Your triple already has very low gearing for a...

Your triple already has very low gearing for a road bike.
Two things:
1. with more miles and more climbing, you'll have a better idea how fast or slow to climb the hill you are on -- for steepness...
04-11-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By rm -rf

I had the same reaction many years ago on my...

I had the same reaction many years ago on my first bike with these machined tooth profiles.

Check your chainring again. You'll see the same pattern of tooth shapes repeated around the ring. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By rm -rf

Yeah, go. Here's the route. 105 miles,...

Yeah, go.

Here's the route. 105 miles, 11,000 feet of climbing.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7411755

That's a big day. My rule of thumb is that climbing 200 feet is like adding another...
04-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,681
Posted By rm -rf

My Galaxy phone has a photo icon shortcut on the...

My Galaxy phone has a photo icon shortcut on the lock screen. And it's set to take a picture when I say "Shoot!"

But on rides, I bring my old Canon Powershot. It's too obsolete to worry about,...
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,094
Posted By rm -rf

On the GAP trail.

On the GAP trail.
03-29-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,809
Posted By rm -rf

For your second example, that's 450 grams less...

For your second example, that's 450 grams less bike vs 250 grams more wheel weight.

That's 200 grams net difference. Just one full water bottle, 22 ounces, is 650 grams. You can tell the...
03-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,229
Posted By rm -rf

I like very short, steep climbs. It's an all-out...

I like very short, steep climbs. It's an all-out effort, trying to hold it for a few more seconds to reach the easier grade at the top. A nice challenge. I can do 18% grades, but the few hills...
03-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By rm -rf

I worried when my nice carbon frame showed a pair...

I worried when my nice carbon frame showed a pair of cracks similar to the 3 and 9 o'clock cracks in the photo, but shorter. I kept a photo to see if they were getting worse or not.

That was...
Forum: Foo
03-26-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,375
Posted By rm -rf

A few years ago, I installed a paid version of...

A few years ago, I installed a paid version of Windows (probably win 7) after a hard drive failed. It had none of the added software that manufacturers include. Wow, that booted fast!

On a new...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,375
Posted By rm -rf

He doesn't have a PC. It's reports of slow...

He doesn't have a PC. It's reports of slow computers.

Some posts mentioned Windows updates. Yeah, those can really slow the machine at times -- you'd think they would run at a low priority so we...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 870
Posted By rm -rf

Wheel sensors A wheel sensor lets the GPS...

Wheel sensors
A wheel sensor lets the GPS computer know when I've stopped. Otherwise, the ride recording can show a random drift path around my stopping point. And it's a little more accurate on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 870
Posted By rm -rf

Ha, could be, but probably a coincidence. ...

Ha, could be, but probably a coincidence.
Strava shows the ride on a map. So it's easy to see if the ride recording was cut off at that rest stop.
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By rm -rf

500 lumens is about the minimum I'd want to use. ...

500 lumens is about the minimum I'd want to use. 1000 lumens or more is better for me.

Usage:
Daytime: blinking, pointed straight ahead. Blinks are usually "high" lumens, but very short...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,375
Posted By rm -rf

Painfully slow when doing what task? Not for...

Painfully slow when doing what task? Not for normal web browsing, email, docs and spreadsheets.

Games and photo editing can be slow, but those both benefit from a fast video card.

Post a link...
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By rm -rf

A small safe for burglaries? You could hide the...

A small safe for burglaries? You could hide the valuables in an unlikely location instead.

And don't confuse a fire resistant safe with a valuables safe:

The action starts at 1:40.
...
03-23-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By rm -rf

Gorilla Glue might work. It foams up and fills...

Gorilla Glue might work. It foams up and fills gaps, and sticks to a lot of different materials. A very small drop, about the size of a match head, will be plenty. I seem to always use too much. ...
03-21-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By rm -rf

I reuse 11 speed Sram Powerlinks, on the same...

I reuse 11 speed Sram Powerlinks, on the same chain. (well, maybe the same link on two chains, then replace it.) They still make a solid "click" when reinstalled. I probably only remove the chain...
03-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,024
Posted By rm -rf

Two things: 1. your wrist angle on the bars,...

Two things:

1. your wrist angle on the bars, and avoiding pressure at the center base of your palm (some gloves have padding that presses there, but most are okay.)

2. saddle position and...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,183
Posted By rm -rf

Head to Cascadia. Maybe you'll see the Tree...

Head to Cascadia. Maybe you'll see the Tree Octopus (https://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/).


https://i3.cpcache.com/product/114972313/tree_octopus_wpastyle_large_poster.jpg
03-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 57,759
Posted By rm -rf

Image Insert is broken. On firefox 65.0.2, win...

Image Insert is broken.
On firefox 65.0.2, win 10.

I just get a grayed-out image dialog box, that won't respond, to keyboard or mouse clicks. I have to click the Back button to get out, and I...
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