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Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By rm -rf

That would be an interesting project, to have a...

That would be an interesting project, to have a big list of "worth the drive" areas to ride. I suppose it depends on the rider's interests, time available, and ride difficulty too.

I really liked...
02-25-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By rm -rf

I've never uses the 1030 "build a route"...

I've never uses the 1030 "build a route" features. I'm always following a downloaded route from ridewithgps. But I have tested out the "return to start", with "shortest route" selected. It was pretty...
02-25-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By rm -rf

I like the newer wide rims. My 25mm GP4000 tires...

I like the newer wide rims. My 25mm GP4000 tires measure close to 29mm, so I can run much lower air pressure and still have a fast ride. I used to use 90psi front and 105 psi rear on 23mm tires on...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By rm -rf

There's 4 or 5 Chambers gas stoves in my...

There's 4 or 5 Chambers gas stoves in my neighborhood. From 60 to 80 years old.

Google image search Chambers stove...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By rm -rf

Ha, I was going to post this same toaster. Mine...

Ha, I was going to post this same toaster. Mine is the one I grew up with. My folks kept using it, and I inherited it. Circa 1951 or so. Around 70 years old now.

It was $23 in 1952. That's...
02-22-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By rm -rf

I worried about dropping my old Canon Powershot....

I worried about dropping my old Canon Powershot. It was kind of expensive, back in the day.

So I used some 2mm utility cord (https://www.rei.com/product/716685/pmi-utility-cord-2-mm) tied in a...
02-22-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By rm -rf

My stainless cages don't put black marks on the...

My stainless cages don't put black marks on the bottles like aluminum does. And they are springy, so they grip the bottles very well, but it's still easy to put the bottle back without looking. ...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By rm -rf

For unfamiliar places, I like to check the Strava...

For unfamiliar places, I like to check the Strava Heat Map. It's two years of recorded strava rides, with the roads colored by popularity. (700 million miles in the USA per year!)
If a road is much...
01-31-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,783
Posted By rm -rf

Average speed depends on many factors, so it's...

Average speed depends on many factors, so it's hard to compare.
Elevation gain on hills.
Headwinds.
Slowing for stop signs and lights.
Rough road surfaces.

And the power required ...
01-27-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,593
Posted By rm -rf

Good rules. But the speed cutoff 32 kph / 20 mph...

Good rules. But the speed cutoff 32 kph / 20 mph wouldn't work well when riding along with non-e road bike riders. It's not that my small groups are blasting along at 23 mph on the flats, but it's...
01-27-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,196
Posted By rm -rf

My 2014 6800 Di2 still works perfectly after at...

My 2014 6800 Di2 still works perfectly after at least 26000 miles. I did replace the seatpost battery last year, since I was having to charge it every 300 miles. I put in new pulleys a couple of...
01-26-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By rm -rf

One of the local riders got a 11-36 cassette for...

One of the local riders got a 11-36 cassette for his Sram bike. That's really low. The tradeoff is bigger jumps in cadence in the middle of the cassette. I wouldn't like that, but it doesn't bother...
01-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By rm -rf

Matched pairs On modern cranksets, the two...

Matched pairs
On modern cranksets, the two chain rings are designed to be easier to shift in matched pairs, with teeth shaping and pickup rivet pin design. I've seen comments that swapping one ring...
01-25-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By rm -rf

That photo isn't very useful for showing cassette...

That photo isn't very useful for showing cassette wear.

Zoomed in. The purple arrows point to the back side of the teeth. The front chainring pulls the chain, so it's the left side of the teeth...
01-25-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,593
Posted By rm -rf

A local rider's wife got a Trek road e-bike. Now...

A local rider's wife got a Trek road e-bike. Now she can come on our 40-70 mile rides. She usually keeps the boost level at 1 or 2 out of 4 levels, so it's still a workout. Still had two bars out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,837
Posted By rm -rf

Especially on summer rides, I browse google maps...

Especially on summer rides, I browse google maps for country gas stations or stores, and call them to make sure they are open. Two or three water bottles isn't enough, I need refills. Some churches...
01-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,266
Posted By rm -rf

Wider tires have been tested to have lower...

Wider tires have been tested to have lower rolling resistance than skinnier versions of the same tire. It's related to rolling over the rough surface of a road. If the roads were glass smooth, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,787
Posted By rm -rf

My single sided 4iiii crank failed this summer....

My single sided 4iiii crank failed this summer. It was 3 years and 4 months old, just out of warranty. I assumed either Clever Training where I bought it or 4iiii would cut me a break, with a...
11-28-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,727
Posted By rm -rf

I think that longer, moderate paced rides are...

I think that longer, moderate paced rides are better. I'm not nearly as hungry afterwards. And as a previous comment mentioned, moderate steady paces let your body adapt to burning fat reserves in...
11-17-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By rm -rf

Yes. I do two kinds of standing: 1. steep...

Yes.
I do two kinds of standing:
1. steep climbs.
If it's extremely steep, I'm already in my lowest gear. I'll try to slow down as much as possible while still having steering control. That's...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,186
Posted By rm -rf

A couple of years ago, I looked for info on...

A couple of years ago, I looked for info on carrying delicate cameras on bikes, and didn't find much useful info. And it 's not clear if some cameras are more affected or damaged by vibrations than...
10-05-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,222
Posted By rm -rf

My Bianchi just turned 5. I'm 67. Di2 is...

My Bianchi just turned 5. I'm 67. Di2 is perfect for me, and the bike fits great. The bike was very expensive back then, but it's the best thing I bought in these 5 years.

I'm getting some...
10-05-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,085
Posted By rm -rf

I know a few riders that only ride solo. Solo...

I know a few riders that only ride solo. Solo road riding has it's own risks. One of them had a minor collision with a car. Only some road rash, he's lucky.

Riding with one other rider, side by...
06-29-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,086
Posted By rm -rf

Every local rider that has the Varia really likes...

Every local rider that has the Varia really likes it. I assumed it was a gimmick when I first heard about it, but it really works.

I've been riding with one of them in small groups lately, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By rm -rf

I wondered how that worked, mounted into the...

I wondered how that worked, mounted into the frame. This looks practical, with all the junction wires in the frame and it's easily serviceable with removing one screw.
...
06-21-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,121
Posted By rm -rf

I think that it's all about experience, and...

I think that it's all about experience, and reasonably low gearing. I have a good idea of the pace/effort I can maintain on hills of different grades and distances. My 34 front / 32 rear lets me use...
06-21-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,017
Posted By rm -rf

I've found a couple of country churches with...

I've found a couple of country churches with outside hose valves. But only some churches have these.
Yes, the local parks still mostly have the water fountains turned off. A few more are opening...
06-21-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,825
Posted By rm -rf

Oh, your setup looks good. 10-33 in 12 speed:...

Oh, your setup looks good.
10-33 in 12 speed: 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 19 21 24 28 33

Mike Sherman's Gear Calculator only goes to 11 speed! So I left out the 13 cog. Just picture it in between the 12...
06-21-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,825
Posted By rm -rf

The steepest parts are probably at switchbacks,...

The steepest parts are probably at switchbacks, just a brief extra steep part on the inside of the turn.
This video of Hardknott (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PDVFsHijgk#t=1s) shows two strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By rm -rf

I swapped out the stock insoles on my Sidi shoes....

I swapped out the stock insoles on my Sidi shoes. They were way too thin, and had limited cushioning. I took the shoes along to REI last year and got some nice insoles with better padding. I trimmed...
06-10-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By rm -rf

That could be too low, depending on bike speeds....

That could be too low, depending on bike speeds. I don't get pinch flats from potholes or bad railroad track crossings. I have gotten a few from hitting an unseen sharp edged piece of gravel, out on...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,918
Posted By rm -rf

Strava Heat Map Strava colors in roads based on...

Strava Heat Map
Strava colors in roads based on uploaded Strava rides. It's two years of rides. They mentioned that last year they recorded 700 million miles in the USA.
Bright white for the most...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,918
Posted By rm -rf

I just found this thread in the New Posts feed. ...

I just found this thread in the New Posts feed.

Your route from Xenia to Greensburg is fairly flat but not very interesting. Lots of corn and soybean fields, with occasional small wood lots.
It's...
05-14-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By rm -rf

As the previous posts explained, This part...

As the previous posts explained,
This part needs to hook over the tube here. Slide the rubber boot out of the way so you can hook the short swing arm onto the "noodle" tube.
...
04-30-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,081
Posted By rm -rf

Some years ago, I saw a recommendation to squeeze...

Some years ago, I saw a recommendation to squeeze the sidewalls with thumb and index finger, instead of just pressing down on the tread with a thumb. This gives me a better idea of the tire...
04-30-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,081
Posted By rm -rf

I think that the larger 40mm tires don't pinch...

I think that the larger 40mm tires don't pinch flat as easily as a 25mm tire. At least, they won't pinch flat on a one inch sized piece of sharp edged gravel on the road, like my 28mm did. I was...
04-30-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,980
Posted By rm -rf

"real life" power numbers are pretty low for many...

"real life" power numbers are pretty low for many riders. A lot less than the 200+ watts that often are mentioned in online posts.

My usual riding partner usually shows a little higher estimated...
04-14-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By rm -rf

Heh, get the extended warranty on those new...

Heh, get the extended warranty on those new legs...

I had that feeling a couple of years ago. Weak, just no power in the spring, even though I got some miles in during the winter. "Is this it? Am...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By rm -rf

Wider tires vs frames: see that the Trek Domane...

Wider tires vs frames:
see that the Trek Domane with the IsoSpeed frame also has 32mm tires.
How much of the shock absorbtion is the wider tires and how much is the frame?

It would be...
04-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By rm -rf

A rider had a broken rear shift cable on a group...

A rider had a broken rear shift cable on a group ride a few years ago. I had previously worked around a broken cable by tying it off on my bottle cage. I tried this again, and it just slipped back to...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-14-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By rm -rf

Nice map. I like how the busier highways are...

Nice map. I like how the busier highways are labeled "Advanced or Expert" instead of "don't ride".

It's astounding how quiet the country roads are in SW Ohio and N KY. And the drivers seem to be...
04-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,612
Posted By rm -rf

I don't think I could take watching a whole Wes...

I don't think I could take watching a whole Wes Anderson movie. Youtube clips, sure.

I really like the Accidental Wes Anderson (https://twitter.com/AccidentalWes) twitter feed! Inventive. (The...
04-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,636
Posted By rm -rf

No trails for me, either bike trails or even...

No trails for me, either bike trails or even hiking trails.

This scared me last week: The laser lighted particles emitted even while talking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBvFkQizTT4#t=1s). On...
04-09-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,987
Posted By rm -rf

Thread revival! Hey look, there I was in 2009! ...

Thread revival! Hey look, there I was in 2009!

I'm still riding, and until this spring, I still liked doing some challenging group rides that made me go harder than I would myself. Fun!

But now...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,341
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, my speeds are lower for solo, too. I always...

Yes, my speeds are lower for solo, too. I always wondered why gearing was designed so that many riders were right at the low gearing limit.

Before the virus, I was zooming down hills, sitting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,341
Posted By rm -rf

I was trying to hang on fast group rides around...

I was trying to hang on fast group rides around 20 mph and still climb steeper hills.
So I want low end gearing and close shifts, if possible, from 18-24 mph.

~~~~~

My Di2 bike came with 50/34...
03-29-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By rm -rf

Look at South Korea. Massive testing, then...

Look at South Korea.
Massive testing, then tracing infected people's contacts with cell phone data, and following up with those people.
Face masks in public.
They got it under control.

We'll...
03-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,881
Posted By rm -rf

More info needed: That 20.5 gear inch number...

More info needed:
That 20.5 gear inch number seems low enough for most any paved hill. It's around 24 front, 32 rear, for example. You should be able to climb quite steep hills with it. The rear...
03-29-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By rm -rf

My local bike shop is open for repairs. And they...

My local bike shop is open for repairs. And they will bring bikes outside and work with you to see and try different ones.

Your question is a bit too open ended. There's so many different types of...
03-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By rm -rf

A silver Sharpie to mark the cut line! I wrapped...

A silver Sharpie to mark the cut line! I wrapped a strip of copier paper around at the mark to get an even line all the way around.
I assume you know about the gap required below the top cap, so it...
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