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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,191
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: 2,191
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: 714
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...
04-30-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,360
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, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
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...
04-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,069
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: 5,171
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: 66
Views: 25,740
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
04-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,444
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: 461
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
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...
03-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,039
Posted By rm -rf

The US is on the same trajectory as Italy, with...

The US is on the same trajectory as Italy, with the same growth rate. We are maybe 10 days behind them.
Hopefully, more seniors and at-risk people will stay isolated and avoid the virus for a long...
03-16-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By rm -rf

Clipped from Mike Sherman's Gear Calculator. The...

Clipped from Mike Sherman's Gear Calculator. The calculator stores all the specs in the URL, so it can fill in the data from the bookmark if you reload it later.
All the charts update on the fly as...
03-12-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,728
Posted By rm -rf

It's serious. And we've wasted days and weeks...

It's serious. And we've wasted days and weeks getting ready.

It seems less serious in the USA for a few reasons. We are doing way less testing, so there's fewer reported cases. We are probably 10...
02-12-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By rm -rf

Profiles I have two bikes with separate...

Profiles
I have two bikes with separate profiles, and a trainer profile--this has the GPS turned off. I made a hiking profile, but the 1030 just won't work when walking, it reports about half the...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By rm -rf

I got my Infinito with Di2 in Sept 2014. It was...

I got my Infinito with Di2 in Sept 2014. It was ridiculously (for me) expensive.
25,000 miles later, it's still fantastic. A lot of that is due to it being a good fit for me. And I love the Di2 on...
01-10-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,311
Posted By rm -rf

From a 2018 visit to the New Bremen Ohio Bicycle...

From a 2018 visit to the New Bremen Ohio Bicycle Museum. I stopped in this fall again, and a lot of exhibits have changed; a bunch of bikes I hadn't seen before.
The cafe right down the street is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 398,820
Posted By rm -rf

Late afternoon on one of the final days of fall,...

Late afternoon on one of the final days of fall, Nov 2019 in northern Kentucky.
...
12-13-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,658
Posted By rm -rf

Ha, not likely! An example from this article on...

Ha, not likely!
An example from this article on converting watts to calories (https://gearandgrit.com/convert-watts-calories-burned-cycling/):
Chris Froome can put out an astonishing 414 watts for...
10-31-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,243
Posted By rm -rf

As others have mentioned, ridewithgps.com is the...

As others have mentioned, ridewithgps.com is the best method for creating routes. A free login is all you need.

On the ridewithgps web page:
Click Route Planner.

Just browse or pan the map...
10-06-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By rm -rf

Ha, update this thread next year. I bet you'll...

Ha, update this thread next year. I bet you'll do more than 2000 miles! (Although Minnesota must have a fairly short riding season.)

I think that riders doing more than 50 miles a week, 2 or...
10-06-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By rm -rf

That Rust Inhibitor is a clear coat. I don't...

That Rust Inhibitor is a clear coat. I don't find Rustoleum sprays to be very rust resistant, though. Even the "Rusty Metal Primer" isn't very good.

What does work:
Rustoleum Cold Galvanizing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,602
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group...

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group rides around 18-22 mph, so I'm looking for very close shifts at those speeds. My 14-32 combo cassette is perfect. It's a straight block with climbing...
10-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,000
Posted By rm -rf

Sorry, I'm not following your physics arguments. ...

Sorry, I'm not following your physics arguments. Maybe you can elaborate?

Three tires, with 80 pounds of weight on the wheel. Sane rubber compound on the tire.
The contact patch would be ( 80...
09-09-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,172
Posted By rm -rf

I've linked to this 2012 RacerOne Haleakala ride...

I've linked to this 2012 RacerOne Haleakala ride report before. With photos, too! It's one of my favorite BF threads.

A Flatlander Climbs Haleakala...
08-25-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,408
Posted By rm -rf

Speed vs power Wind resistance goes up as the...

Speed vs power
Wind resistance goes up as the speed^3. It takes a lot more power to go just a little faster.
For example, from this bike speed calculator (http://bikecalculator.com/veloUS.html),...
Replies: 91
Views: 13,386
Posted By rm -rf

I liked this 30 minute report on one rider's 2015...

I liked this 30 minute report on one rider's 2015 PBP. It was very interesting, even though I'll never think about riding events like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJq0FUcb_c

And he...
08-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By rm -rf

Slower shifting troubleshooting Is the...

Slower shifting troubleshooting

Is the question about chainring shifting, or rear cog shifting?

On the chainring shifts, is it shifting to the large ring that's lagging? The shift to the small...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By rm -rf

Just like the Mars Curiosity Rover! The story:...

Just like the Mars Curiosity Rover!
The story: Knots on Mars (http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/20120905-knots-on-mars.html)
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,178
Posted By rm -rf

The launch in very slow motion. Woah! ...

The launch in very slow motion. Woah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtVpvzUF1Y
07-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,640
Posted By rm -rf

I try to keep speeds to be able to panic brake...

I try to keep speeds to be able to panic brake within the distance I can see around the curves. It's very easy to take corners at a speed that would be a disaster if the road ahead was blocked or...
07-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,102
Posted By rm -rf

(I didn't read every post, sorry.) I've...

(I didn't read every post, sorry.)

I've never cleaned a chain on the bike with degreaser. I worry it'll get into the hubs or freewheel.



Some years ago, I would remove the chain -- I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,237
Posted By rm -rf

I finally had one permanent patch fail after...

I finally had one permanent patch fail after riding it for months. I usually have patches on both tubes most of the time, and ride them as if they are new, unpatched.

The patch very slowly leaked...
07-04-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,404
Posted By rm -rf

Most cages are top loading. Side loading...

Most cages are top loading.

Side loading cages are useful for small frame sizes, where it's difficult to pull out the bottle since the top tube is too close. (Either very small road bike frames,...
07-04-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,236
Posted By rm -rf

The photo of your bike is still the best way to...

The photo of your bike is still the best way to proceed.

Some bikes are set up very badly, with odd handlebar angles, bad hood positions, and too much saddle tilt. A photo would show yours is...
Replies: 25
Views: 4,957
Posted By rm -rf

Does that mean you'll stay seated for the whole...

Does that mean you'll stay seated for the whole 100 miles? I have to remember to shift to a harder gear and stand up occasionally on long very flat rides.

My Garmin is set with a 6-minute timer...
06-27-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,236
Posted By rm -rf

Numbness How many minutes before the hand...

Numbness
How many minutes before the hand numbness sets in? It's kind of unusual to get numb hands on a 6 mile ride, I think.

What part of your hand gets numb? Just certain fingers, or what?
06-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,236
Posted By rm -rf

Post a bike photo from the side. Stand away...

Post a bike photo from the side.
Stand away from the bike, about halfway between the handlebars and the saddle, and hold the camera at top tube height. That will minimize angle distortion.

Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,574
Posted By rm -rf

You can count the right side pedal revolutions...

You can count the right side pedal revolutions for 15 seconds (multiply by 4) or 20 seconds (x3)

But that's just to give you a general idea of your cadence. This flat road steady cadence is often...
06-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,451
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...
05-22-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
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....
05-17-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By rm -rf

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

https://i.imgur.com/5Vx3mMk.jpg
02-05-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,622
Posted By rm -rf

If I worked at the LBS, I wouldn't give an...

If I worked at the LBS, I wouldn't give an opinion, unless it was just an obvious surface scratch. If I OK it now, and it breaks later, then what happens?

Would even a "pro" place like Calfee,...
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