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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Tony_G

N95 filters pollen, assuming you wear it right....

N95 filters pollen, assuming you wear it right. Fit the metal clip tightly to the bridge of your nose. If you fail to do that, the mask is 100% useless. At the bottom of the mask, make sure it is...
02-28-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

Cool info, but that code is nowhere to be found...

Cool info, but that code is nowhere to be found on my tires. Maybe someone else with GP 4000S II's can check to see if that is present.
02-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

If you're able to see them in the photo, the few...

If you're able to see them in the photo, the few white threads hanging from the cracks is the tire cord.
...
02-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

It might be that, but most old dry rot I see...

It might be that, but most old dry rot I see takes the form of crazed checking, or spiderweb cracking.

I ran the tires at 85 PSI, which turns out to be underinflated. Why I thought 85 was ok is...
02-27-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

I prefer tires with premium quality rubber, both...

I prefer tires with premium quality rubber, both on my bicycle and car. Better rubber grips better and lasts longer, so the low price of cheap tires is an illusion.

When I was a teenager, I used...
02-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for your reply. It helped me to understand...

Thanks for your reply. It helped me to understand the root cause of the tires cracking.

The tires did not crack on the seams. The balm is not for flexing, but for UV and ozone, which is known to...
02-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

In my case, there is no need. If I want to ride...

In my case, there is no need. If I want to ride in snow, I take my hybrid instead of the street bike. And in the past two winters, Louisville has seen lots of rain but very little snow. If itís icy,...
02-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

UV protection and rubber protection is not magic....

UV protection and rubber protection is not magic. It is the science of chemistry. How well any particular product works varies. Especially for off label uses like bicycle tires. Which was the reason...
02-25-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for that. One funny thing about the 303...

Thanks for that. One funny thing about the 303 tire balm is that is smells strongly of coconut, just like sunscreen for people. But with the California cancer warning on it, I would guess that it is...
02-25-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

Your type of experince is why split rubber on...

Your type of experince is why split rubber on tires are a safety no go for me. New tires are a lot cheaper than a trip to the hospital.

You're right, 10K+ miles out of bicycle tires is not bad at...
02-25-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

The ozone produced by the TV would have been from...

The ozone produced by the TV would have been from the flyback. No ozone generators in my house or garage, but in the summer my town does get ozone alert days.
02-25-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

I considered that, but after some thought that's...

I considered that, but after some thought that's a safety no go for me.
02-25-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tony_G

Tire Cracking and Tire Balm

TL, DR:
Is it safe and effective to use a tire rubber conditioner? I know Amour All is not safe due to making the tread slippery. But I bought an automotive product called 303 Tire Balm, that claims...
11-19-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Tony_G

Update: TRP replied to my email. Here is the...

Update:

TRP replied to my email. Here is the spec:

"The wear limit or minimum thickness for the TRP 160-29 is 1.5mm."
11-18-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Tony_G

Iím measuring with a cheap $10 caliper purchased...

Iím measuring with a cheap $10 caliper purchased this week from Harbor Freight. I have checked the trashy tool against some quality feeler gauges. It measures a .88 mm feeler gauge as .93 on average....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Tony_G

Thatís pretty much what I was imagining, plus a...

Thatís pretty much what I was imagining, plus a little more. I was thinking power and cadence, but I didnít think of heart rate and GPS. I was surprised at the $700 price, but given the cost of bike...
11-17-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for your reply. I have not contacted them....

Thanks for your reply. I have not contacted them. I thought some mechanic here might know.

About cost, last week I paid $31.50 for a pair on e-bay, from the cheapest reputable vendor. I'd like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Tony_G

I don’t see this coming to pass any time soon....

I don’t see this coming to pass any time soon. Almost all large companies file huge numbers of patents that they have no intention of using.

What would not surprise me, is fully automatic...
11-17-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Tony_G

TRP-29 160 Rotor Service Limit?

I have a bike that is equipped with TRP-29 160mm cable disc brakes. This exact rotor here:

https://trpcycling.com/product/trp-29-slotted-rotor/

What is the wear limit (thickness) for this rotor?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

Okay, I finally made a decision today. Iím...

Okay, I finally made a decision today.

Iím going with the wheel builder option. A new DT Swiss R 460 rim with all new spokes mated to my current hub. Iím having it done at a small three person...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

Forty some years ago, I tried truing my dirt bike...

Forty some years ago, I tried truing my dirt bike wheels. It was no disaster, but didn't turn out particularly well.

Today there is YouTube and written forums, and decades of experience has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

At last, a wheel that fits. But, as mentioned in...

At last, a wheel that fits. But, as mentioned in my OP, I'm looking for a US based seller.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

My experince with hired tradesmen in general has...

My experince with hired tradesmen in general has been way less than perfect. Bike shops have not been an exception. Most shops seem to have, at best, one mechanic who knows what they are doing. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

That is extremely helpful, Kimmo! I had assumed...

That is extremely helpful, Kimmo! I had assumed that the disc to rotor aligment would be different. Also I wasn't sure about rotor thickness and braking surface width.

If so that is especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks. Right now I'm looking for the whole wheel...

Thanks. Right now I'm looking for the whole wheel assembly. I plan to check some LBS tomorrow, and depending on local whole wheel prices, if they have anyone that laces wheels I may go with the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

I usually run 88 to 90 psi. The 100 is for a...

I usually run 88 to 90 psi. The 100 is for a safety margin, and inadvertent overinflation. That said, my 28mm Continental GP 4000s II have a maximum pressure of 110 psi, so it seems reasonable to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't know...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't know nearly enough about wheels to buy used.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for the link. Nice site with great sale...

Thanks for the link. Nice site with great sale prices. I bookmarked it. But I don't see anything there that would fit my bike. By the time I drill down the options, road wheels, tubeless or clincher,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

I weigh 175. I want to stay with 28mm tire...

I weigh 175.

I want to stay with 28mm tire width. Would prefer rims that are rated for 100psi or better.

The bike was about $1,250 new, so I am reluctant to spend more than a third of its cost,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

That's a lot less expensive than I expected.

That's a lot less expensive than I expected.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

How much labor might a highly competent wheel...

How much labor might a highly competent wheel builder charge?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

I'm retired and I like to ride. The...

I'm retired and I like to ride.

The Cannondale warranty is 1 year, so no luck there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_G

Need Help Picking Replacement Wheel (long)

I have a 2018 Cannondale Synapse 105 SE (aluminum frame). Iím not fast but Iíve put 11,637 miles on it in 14 months.

On the rear rim I recently noticed six hairline cracks. All of the cracks are...
04-25-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By Tony_G

That's very good news for me. Thanks!

That's very good news for me. Thanks!
04-25-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By Tony_G

Are 105 R7000 parts backward compatible with 105 5800?

I have a 2018 Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 SE with 6,700 miles. It has a mostly Shimano 105 group set. The disc brakes are TRP non hydraulic (the brifters are 105), and the BB is FSA. The rest of it...
Forum: Foo
01-16-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Tony_G

You can get paid a lot more than a fiver. ...

You can get paid a lot more than a fiver.

"Suing telemarketers can be a hobby,"
https://www.pcworld.com/article/206972/How_to_Sue_Telemarketers_and_Win.html

And this one:
Suing Telemarketers...
Forum: Foo
01-04-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,920
Posted By Tony_G

I don't go to sporting events, airports, or US...

I don't go to sporting events, airports, or US Customs, so maybe not.
Forum: Foo
01-04-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,920
Posted By Tony_G

I'm a Prime customer of quite a few years. Maybe...

I'm a Prime customer of quite a few years. Maybe 7 or 8, I don't recall exactly.

I too will cancel when it is time for renewal. They just missed a two day delivery for me, and the new policy is...
01-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 116,657
Posted By Tony_G

That's a nice looking bike. I think you will...

That's a nice looking bike. I think you will enjoy it.

I've put 7,900 miles on my 2017 Roam 1. I even rode a full century ride on it, in addition to many metric centuries.

I've since bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,074
Posted By Tony_G

8,292 miles for me. That is more than double my...

8,292 miles for me. That is more than double my 2017 mileage.
08-23-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,830
Posted By Tony_G

How did Specialized fail to meet your...

How did Specialized fail to meet your expectations?
08-23-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,512
Posted By Tony_G

Maybe you could think of my Dad. A decorated WWII...

Maybe you could think of my Dad. A decorated WWII combat Veteran, very disciplined, tough as nails. A good father. He tried to quit smoking several times, but he never lasted long. It was his one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Tony_G

Nah, they are from my uncleís brotherís cousinís...

Nah, they are from my uncleís brotherís cousinís room mate. He bought them and then changed his mind. But he lost the receipt, so he couldnít return them. Still new in the box, and they never fell...
08-11-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By Tony_G

I recently lost almost 40 pounds (39.4 exact) in...

I recently lost almost 40 pounds (39.4 exact) in 90 days. I did it with calorie restriction and bike riding.

I would suggest you count and log each calorie. Youíll need a cheap but decent kitchen...
08-11-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By Tony_G

I could probably get 3,000 miles out of Shimano...

I could probably get 3,000 miles out of Shimano B01S pads. But I usually change them early to make sure I donít damage the disc.

Also, at least on my bike (a Deore equipped hybrid), they donít...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Tony_G

If you're able to go 30 instead of 28, you might...

If you're able to go 30 instead of 28, you might consider the WTB Exposure 30c. They are tubeless ready and gum walls (genuinely not sure why you would care about that). As near as I can tell (quick...
08-01-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,332
Posted By Tony_G

I did a 100 mile Century last May on my Giant...

I did a 100 mile Century last May on my Giant Roam 1. I've done several Metric Centuries (62.2 miles) on it. My usual ride was 40 miles, two months ago I upped it to 50 miles. In the first year of...
08-01-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,967
Posted By Tony_G

Not too surprising. You get what you pay for, if...

Not too surprising. You get what you pay for, if youíre lucky.

My own recent Wal-Mart bike story:

An older guy that I see fairly regularly on a MUP recently bought a Schwinn from Wal-Mart. I...
07-21-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,539
Posted By Tony_G

My Synapse arrived two days ago (Thursday the...

My Synapse arrived two days ago (Thursday the 19th). I took it for a 34 mile spin on Thursday afternoon, after putting 38 miles on my Roam that morning. Today I put 52 miles on the Synapse (I get the...
07-18-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,539
Posted By Tony_G

Thanks for that. It was already apparent on the...

Thanks for that. It was already apparent on the test ride that the Synapse was very twitchy compared to my Roam. The Roam has wide flat bars and a 10 cm longer wheelbase.

I don't plan on buying...
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