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06-22-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,673
Posted By SethAZ

Tell them there are people with "golden legs" who...

Tell them there are people with "golden legs" who can tell the difference in bikes.
06-17-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,838
Posted By SethAZ

I always leave my valves open, and never have any...

I always leave my valves open, and never have any issue with anything getting in. The water bottles I use have fairly enclosed orifices and it would have to be quite the dust storm for anything to...
06-17-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,602
Posted By SethAZ

Is it an acoustic bike, or an analog bike?

Is it an acoustic bike, or an analog bike?
06-17-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By SethAZ

I'll have to have a look at my pump head. I...

I'll have to have a look at my pump head. I recently got some tubes that had a very slick metal unthreaded valve stem and my pump was slipping on these. I just took a small strip of sandpaper and...
06-16-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By SethAZ

When I was a teen I'd collect hydrogen in a...

When I was a teen I'd collect hydrogen in a balloon doing this and re-enact the Hindenburg. But yeah, it's dangerous stuff if misused or safety precautions aren't taken.

If I'm understanding this...
06-16-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,954
Posted By SethAZ

What do you think of the technique of tapping the...

What do you think of the technique of tapping the j-bend of the spoke down with a mallet? I read of this technique on another site and tried it on the last set of wheels that I built. I used a length...
06-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,343
Posted By SethAZ

My bet is that a drop-bar bike is out of the...

My bet is that a drop-bar bike is out of the question for now, unless it's a drop bar handlebar mounted really high (as in no drop or even the handlebar is higher than the seat). I'm currently in the...
06-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,954
Posted By SethAZ

Ah, you're talking about the stress relief. I've...

Ah, you're talking about the stress relief. I've seen people stepping on their wheels on the side and whatnot as part of their stress relief. I have't built that many wheels yet (five so far), I did...
06-15-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By SethAZ

Most of my bibs are XXL and I wear size 40 pants,...

Most of my bibs are XXL and I wear size 40 pants, and am 2" taller than you but slightly heavier right now. These fit, and differences between the manufacturers usually just mean some are a little...
06-15-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,954
Posted By SethAZ

jma1st3r if you're talking torsional stiffness...

jma1st3r if you're talking torsional stiffness that has everything to do with the spoke count and spokes and more or less nothing to do with the rim, though you can't truly say nothing because the...
06-15-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By SethAZ

Awesome news! Congrats on learning and doing this...

Awesome news! Congrats on learning and doing this stuff. It's funny how this stuff can seem so mysterious to some folks, but if you dig in and learn it things like swapping cassettes, cutting down...
06-15-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By SethAZ

Light-Bicycle has been around for a few years,...

Light-Bicycle has been around for a few years, selling their own rims under their own name and acting like a real company. They've got a pretty good reputation, and I trust them more than I'd trust...
06-15-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By SethAZ

Wow. Ok, I just looked at their products. I...

Wow. Ok, I just looked at their products. I wouldn't have thought there to be a need for something like that, but apparently for those who need them they're great. I'll chalk this up to "today I...
06-15-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By SethAZ

I had to start cycling again last year after...

I had to start cycling again last year after returning from an overseas deployment, and it had been nearly a year and a half of no cycling, so my cycling fitness was starting over. The second half of...
06-15-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By SethAZ

What are those shifters? It looks like a brake...

What are those shifters? It looks like a brake lever mated with a mountain bike thumb shifter and this thing was born.
06-15-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By SethAZ

I'm pretty stoked to build this new front wheel....

I'm pretty stoked to build this new front wheel. It will use the WR-50 rim from Light-Bicycle (32mm OD, 50mm deep), which will be well matched in width to the 32mm Rene Herse tire I'm using up front....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By SethAZ

Did my first metric century since I got back last...

Did my first metric century since I got back last year. Started way too late, but Arizona was cooler than usual today so it was 91 F when I started and only got up to 95 F at the hottest part of the...
06-08-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By SethAZ

I rode my mountain bike into the ground. Probably...

I rode my mountain bike into the ground. Probably 9000 miles on it, mostly on the road, but after I got a road bike in 2012 it switched back to purely mountain biking. When I say I rode it into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,520
Posted By SethAZ

I understand the concern. Today I was on mile 55...

I understand the concern. Today I was on mile 55 of a 63 mile ride and had a flat. Another cyclist stopped to see if I was OK. I said I was but we were chatting for a bit when I discovered I'd put a...
06-07-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By SethAZ

I rode for a long time on my old bike with 25mm...

I rode for a long time on my old bike with 25mm front and 28mm rear Conti GP4KII tires. The fork wouldn't take a 28mm without rubbing, so 25mm was the largest I could go there. It was fine, zero...
06-07-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By SethAZ

I got my first ride in today, a fairly sort one...

I got my first ride in today, a fairly sort one in the evening, with the ultralight casing Bon Jon Pass on the rear of my bike. I'd been riding the Stampede Pass rear tire at 90psi, and pumped the...
06-05-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By SethAZ

They're made in Japan on contract. They used to...

They're made in Japan on contract. They used to be called Compass tires but sold by Rene Herse, now they're named just Rene Herse. I've just about worn out the rear tire of my first set of these, and...
06-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,429
Posted By SethAZ

The OP left out an important option for letting...

The OP left out an important option for letting people know you're coming up and going to pass them. It's freewheeling with a loud-enough rear wheel hub. My White Industries CLD hub is sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By SethAZ

You can get a set of Dura Ace ball bearing jockey...

You can get a set of Dura Ace ball bearing jockey wheels for under $30.

Have a look at this site from CeramicSpeed...
06-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,398
Posted By SethAZ

That was excellent. At one point he says don't...

That was excellent. At one point he says don't tell folks their bikes have to cost $10,000 and they have to shave their bodies and whatnot, but they'll get there like we all did. Yeah, bike cost can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,514
Posted By SethAZ

I also just wanted to say that I'm also impressed...

I also just wanted to say that I'm also impressed at the OP's data simply because he's doing a fast cruise at 22.5 or 22.8mph, while my threshold cruise for an hour or so under ideal conditions on...
06-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 178,391
Posted By SethAZ

That looks fantastic WheresWaldo. I'm...

That looks fantastic WheresWaldo.

I'm curious whether you've considered designing with just a flat area where something like the K-Edge replacement Garmin inserts like this can be mounted?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,514
Posted By SethAZ

I'm in 100% agreement with you on this. The...

I'm in 100% agreement with you on this. The sharpshooters are nitpicking claims that weren't even ever made. I read the OP as saying, in effect, "some folks may argue that 25mm tires are superior to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By SethAZ

You're stuck in the past. The future is the...

You're stuck in the past. The future is the bitcoin farthing. They'll be disposable because nobody will understand how they work so nobody can fix them, and they will randomly steal themselves even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,514
Posted By SethAZ

What's funny is that you probably had a bike that...

What's funny is that you probably had a bike that could ride on gravel, but you didn't know it because "gravel bikes" hadn't been invented yet, amiright?

I was born in AZ but actually grew up in...
06-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,457
Posted By SethAZ

Riding on a sidewalk is probably going to be bad...

Riding on a sidewalk is probably going to be bad news in most places. There's exactly one place where I ride on a sidewalk, and that's this one stretch where a MUP joins back up to a main road and...
06-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,407
Posted By SethAZ

I could never tell if that guy was just trolling...

I could never tell if that guy was just trolling or he really did like to think of himself as some sort of bicycling vigilante who was going to dial it up to 400 W and drop people who had no idea...
06-03-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By SethAZ

I'd go inside out if I was drying it in the sun...

I'd go inside out if I was drying it in the sun but living where I do the humidity inside is extremely low (living in an already arid desert and then with A/C running a lot during the day when it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,514
Posted By SethAZ

Most of the roads around me have never been that...

Most of the roads around me have never been that great, and unfortunately some of the ones that are part of almost every route I ride haven't been maintained in years and years, and in the AZ heat...
06-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By SethAZ

Don't ride that in a place with lots of wild...

Don't ride that in a place with lots of wild turkeys or something. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 398,818
Posted By SethAZ

In Arizona, riding through a small back-road pass...

In Arizona, riding through a small back-road pass in some hills, returning toward civilization.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19,621
Views: 4,177,337
Posted By SethAZ

Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle, tensioned...

Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle, tensioned leather over titanium rails, 352g.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By SethAZ

Swapped Brooks B17 for Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle

Bottom line up front: I've just swapped my Brooks B17 saddle off my bike and put a Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle in its place. The Galibier is narrower, "sportier", and has titanium rails vs. my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,672
Posted By SethAZ

I just swapped my Ultegra jockey wheels for some...

I just swapped my Ultegra jockey wheels for some Dura Ace ones, and at least one of the jockey wheels is definitely directional. A close look at the teeth shows that they are different on one side of...
06-01-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,055
Posted By SethAZ

Finished May off strong with a 45-mile ride in...

Finished May off strong with a 45-mile ride in extreme heat (started off at 91 F, ended at 104 F) that was shortened due to a flat tire when a 2" long nail decided to take up residence in my rear...
06-01-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By SethAZ

I can relate. I'm about to go weigh myself for...

I can relate. I'm about to go weigh myself for the first time in a couple of months. I think my subconscious used avoiding the scale as a way to shirk self-accountability for some of the poor choices...
06-01-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By SethAZ

I'd second the recommendation for bib shorts....

I'd second the recommendation for bib shorts. Without getting too explicit, let's just say they're even more crucial for us heftier individuals than they are for skinny riders, and are overall far...
06-01-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By SethAZ

That's good stuff! Yes, keeping it off is the...

That's good stuff! Yes, keeping it off is the challenge. Around 11 years ago I was 380 lbs, and briefly got as low as 245 or so during intense exercise and calorie control. In the intervening years...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,866
Posted By SethAZ

I had a huge flying insect fly into my mouth, and...

I had a huge flying insect fly into my mouth, and in a reflex action I swallowed it. I kept thinking what if it was a bee or something. I have no idea what it was, but once I'd swallowed it there was...
05-30-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By SethAZ

I have zero experience with those wheels, but if...

I have zero experience with those wheels, but if I was riding at 390 lbs I'd be looking for wheels like that. At my highest weight ever I was 380 lbs, but by the time I started riding my mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,659
Posted By SethAZ

This response is crying out for a witty comeback....

This response is crying out for a witty comeback. Unfortunately I'm drawing a blank, however. I'm gonna go out on a limb, take a walk on the wild side if you will, and say spork.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,659
Posted By SethAZ

You should look up two threads by one guy who was...

You should look up two threads by one guy who was either way far out on the spectrum or else a Grandmaster Ninja-level troll. One was about him using a hammer and screwdrivers to break a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,659
Posted By SethAZ

You and your buddy could hook your two ti sporks...

You and your buddy could hook your two ti sporks together and they function as a chain link pliers as well. Just think of the possibilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,659
Posted By SethAZ

OP: that bike really is beautiful. I just wanted...

OP: that bike really is beautiful. I just wanted to say that. I've got my own "trophy" ti bike that I'm into for probably as much as yours, and mine doesn't look half as nice, though I value mine for...
05-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By SethAZ

I think you're looking for page 54 of the dealer...

I think you're looking for page 54 of the dealer manual (https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-RADBR01-07-ENG.pdf) from the Shimano site. I haven't done the specific adjustment you're looking at, but the...
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