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Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By chas58

It is nice when it comes together. For sure,...

It is nice when it comes together. For sure, when things line up, its great to take the long way home. I have a beautiful rail-trail I use sometimes that gives me about 20 miles on the way home.
01-27-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By chas58

Well, in theory you could just replace the...

Well, in theory you could just replace the current wheel with a wheel containing a direct drive motor - assuming the wiring (phase wires) match up, and that the new wheel turned at the same RPM as...
01-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By chas58

Are they hard to take apart? It sounds to me...

Are they hard to take apart? It sounds to me like your gears are wearing. That "shouldn't" be too hard or expensive to change - if parts are available. Sometimes you can upgrade the plastic gears...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By chas58

I rather like Schwalbe's tubeless tires. The...

I rather like Schwalbe's tubeless tires. The G-one should do fine as it looses nothing to a slick (although they make a slick version if you really want it). Unless you are worried about weight, go...
01-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By chas58

20 miles on your 7.5A battery? I bet you did a...

20 miles on your 7.5A battery? I bet you did a fair amount of pedaling. As mentioned above, I would be cautious about running your battery to death - both by using a lot of current, and by running...
01-27-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By chas58

For anyone interested in this subject, Ron (aka...

For anyone interested in this subject, Ron (aka spinning magnets) has written an execlent in depth article on the TSDZ2
I would highly recommend it if you want to do in depth.

TSDZ2, mini 750W...
01-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By chas58

dsaul is right. For what it is worth -...

dsaul is right.

For what it is worth - tubeless tires are definitely not worth the hassle if running tubes on them. (Well, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't). But it is so, so much easier...
01-27-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By chas58

I agree with shoota - +5mm is nothing for a steel...

I agree with shoota - +5mm is nothing for a steel frame. I'd just get standard 135mm rear wheels.

For your front fork - you really need to know the offset and fork to crown. Any changes in this...
01-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By chas58

Guess not... I love the bike, and it would...

Guess not...

I love the bike, and it would look quite interesting with skinny tubes and fatter tires.

Its going to depend on the clearance - mostly the width of the stays and forks. If the...
01-22-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By chas58

IDK, my tricycle had airless tires. So did my...

IDK, my tricycle had airless tires. So did my BigWheel (I miss that hand brake); Makes it easier to do fixed gear skid stops...
...
01-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By chas58

The bike or the wheel? ;-)

The bike or the wheel? ;-)
01-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By chas58

Yeah, rims are relatively cheap. Just get one...

Yeah, rims are relatively cheap. Just get one that matches the hub (although it might limit your selection trying to get 36). Don't need 36 on the non drive wheel though. Plenty of pedal bikes...
01-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By chas58

New low rolling resistant Airless tires

Thank's to Bridgestone's sponsorship, their new low rolling resistant Airless tires to be used at this summer's Olympics. Would be interesting if this really worked - although with a design like that...
01-19-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By chas58

Uh oh. Half price. ...

Uh oh. Half price.

https://bikecloset.com/product/terra-speed-700c-protection-tr-black-chili/?mc_cid=57de9571b0&mc_eid=d24b336ec6
01-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By chas58

OMB Barrett - finally coming over to the dark...

OMB Barrett - finally coming over to the dark side?
You're looking for a "torque sensing" rather than cadence sensing system. Are you looking to build a bike, or are you looking for something off...
01-16-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By chas58

I saw that. What gives?

I saw that. What gives?
01-16-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By chas58

Get hookless. Its cheaper, stronger, wider,...

Get hookless.
Its cheaper, stronger, wider, safer...

Hooked allows you to run high pressure road tires. So, if you need to go over 70psi, get hooked. Otherwise hookless is usually the way to go....
01-16-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By chas58

I enjoyed the video. Thanks!!!

I enjoyed the video. Thanks!!!
01-15-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By chas58

the thinner chains for 10,11 speed tend to wear...

the thinner chains for 10,11 speed tend to wear faster - especially if you are riding in gravel. They should never brake unless something is wrong. I see people breaking chains because they force a...
01-13-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By chas58

Thanks rides. Looks like an interestng tire. ...

Thanks rides. Looks like an interestng tire.

Here is a review of this "Brilliant gravel tyre" ;-)
https://road.cc/content/review/270161-continental-terra-speed
01-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,079
Posted By chas58

Since you are new and asking for advice, Iíll...

Since you are new and asking for advice, Iíll throw this out.

Tubeless tires (like the G-One) are a pain in the butt. I canít mount them on some of my wheels, because the bead is so tight. They...
01-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By chas58

I tried that route. But it does not let a 15mm...

I tried that route. But it does not let a 15mm end cap fit on a 12mm fork. I had to buy new end caps, then I had to cut the adapter (like you linked) down to size to fit inside the endcaps.
01-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,079
Posted By chas58

They both ride rather like slicks that have a...

They both ride rather like slicks that have a little better breakaway characteristics (because of the light tread). Since you are using tubes, the trigger will probably be fine (that is how my...
01-10-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By chas58

Mine is set up like a road bike - Although it has...

Mine is set up like a road bike - Although it has a long top tube/short stem like a mountain bike. I have the bars fairly low as that puts my center of gravity lower (and a lot lower than a mountain...
01-10-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,079
Posted By chas58

I have those tires. They are pretty similar -...

I have those tires. They are pretty similar - don't think you would notice much of a difference. The Schwalbe's are pretty quality tire though - good ride, excellent traction (as appropriate), very...
01-07-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By chas58

I thought we answered this 6 months ago. This is...

I thought we answered this 6 months ago. This is not unusual - it is how the frame is designed (and Trek isn't the only one).
If you want to keep road bike Q-factor, use large tires, and have a...
01-07-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,391
Posted By chas58

My bike was dialed in when I bought it, so I just...

My bike was dialed in when I bought it, so I just needed a second set of wheels for road. I have been having fun using a 50-54mm tire on the front though. No real loss in power, but lots of...
01-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 43,160
Posted By chas58

Dramatic price drop in Stages Power meter to...

Dramatic price drop in Stages Power meter to $299. Now just gotta figure out where to buy one from.

● Shimano 105 R7000 Power L $299USD (was $529)

● Shimano Ultegra R8000 $349USD

Source...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By chas58

Very True. OP - try this out with what you...

Very True.

OP - try this out with what you have. Any of the bikes listed will work, but are really dependant on your terrain and strength/speed

Fat bike: I don't know how fast you ride. ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By chas58

I didn't realize that Croom went down, just saw...

I didn't realize that Croom went down, just saw that half way through the race there was only one red rider on the track - and that doesn't work well in a Madison.

The rider who is not in the...
12-17-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By chas58

If they are that good, I'll have to order a set. ...

If they are that good, I'll have to order a set. Let us know. Sounds like you are right on with the GK's.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By chas58

Ugh, crashes hurt (John Croom - Tristan...

Ugh, crashes hurt (John Croom - Tristan Manderfield Madison)

https://youtu.be/vavvvgFmCSo

Madisons are tricky. there is so much going on so fast - it takes a lot of practice to get this...
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By chas58

That is only a couple mph faster than our Madison...

That is only a couple mph faster than our Madison - I posted the strava data here a couple about a month ago. We run 88"
12-10-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,383
Posted By chas58

That is a good way to put it. like mstategflr...

That is a good way to put it. like mstategflr said "What is good for me in terms of geometry would annoy others. And vice versa." The people who want ride 100 miles without much turning may like the...
12-10-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By chas58

Enjoy! FYI, I spend most of my time on 40mm...

Enjoy! FYI, I spend most of my time on 40mm tires. Unless you are racing in an internationally certified event (UCI), no one typically really cares. Shoot, the last race I put a 50mm tire on. ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By chas58

the fast groups are tue/thur. Other than that...

the fast groups are tue/thur. Other than that you should be fine.

I wouldn't worry about signup for 201 (assuming its not cancelled).
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By chas58

That is awesome. Lexus is a great way to spend...

That is awesome. Lexus is a great way to spend the winter riding - although every fall I have to get my neck muscles adapted to the G-forces in those turns. Wednesday is a good evening to get used...
11-15-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By chas58

I can see that. Thanks. Racing CX in the...

I can see that. Thanks.
Racing CX in the morning.
(They have cleared a path on the snow)
11-15-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By chas58

Uh, yeah. That is why i said about the...

Uh, yeah.

That is why i said about the gravel tires
"Hope it works on a hook-less bead. "

Didn't see anything on conti's website about hookless on the gravel ones.

Do you know why they...
11-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 43,160
Posted By chas58

Conti Tubless GP5000. 32mm tubless works great...

Conti Tubless GP5000. 32mm tubless works great in light gravel and rough asphalt.
half price. $94.95 -> $44.58
These tires were a fortune earlier in the year.
...
11-15-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By chas58

Good to know, thanks. (On my tires, they tend...

Good to know, thanks.
(On my tires, they tend to hold to the tires like a strong tape (i.e. duct tape)).
11-15-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By chas58

No. Hope it works on a hook-less bead. ...

No.

Hope it works on a hook-less bead. Those GP5000TL tires were a nightmare to mount on my hook-less beads - the tire bead was too thick, too tight, too small a diameter for that set of...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,834
Posted By chas58

Ha, ha. I know. I spent decades riding in Texas...

Ha, ha. I know. I spent decades riding in Texas rain and floods. Still, it beat riding in Gulf Coast humidity...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By chas58

I like commuting in the dark. Makes me and the...

I like commuting in the dark. Makes me and the cars a lot more visible with proper lights.

Yep, studded tires can roll a lot faster at high PSI when you get those studs off the ground (depending...
11-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By chas58

I hate to say this, but ya know - skinnystrippers...

I hate to say this, but ya know - skinnystrippers will fix that type of problem (burping).
Not affiliated with them - just seems like a cheap way to address a lot of small tubeless issues like...
11-14-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 43,160
Posted By chas58

Bummer, Tim added a lot to this community.

Bummer, Tim added a lot to this community.
11-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By chas58

that blue and orange could come out sharp....

that blue and orange could come out sharp. Looking forward to seeing the build.

Probably nicer than this purdy $15K purple Titanium bike (I like the bike, but 15k?)...
11-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By chas58

Personally I would look at a brand that has 650...

Personally I would look at a brand that has 650 wheels for the smaller sizes in order to keep the handling the same (and reduce toe overlap). Small bikes on 700c wheels need kinda wonky geometry. ...
11-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By chas58

His name is mark, and his brand is Noble bikes ...

His name is mark, and his brand is Noble bikes

https://www.noble-bikes.com/
11-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,702
Posted By chas58

I agree with the above - 46t is plenty. I do...

I agree with the above - 46t is plenty. I do some race training where I have to do a good pull at up to 40mph to stay in the pack, and I'm still doing good. Most of the time over 30mph I'm costing...
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