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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,202
Posted By urbanknight

I ride a lot more centuries that way,

I ride a lot more centuries that way,
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By urbanknight

I actually started carrying a small pump in...

I actually started carrying a small pump in addition to CO2 because I used both cartridges and then double flatted on the same ride, leaving me to walk the last 5 miles. Probably less of a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By urbanknight

That sounds about like what I felt when I rode on...

That sounds about like what I felt when I rode on Sidis and it turned out my foot was kind of hanging over the edge of the sole (best way I can find to describe it). Wider shoes (and the Sidi Mega...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like you want CO2

Sounds like you want CO2
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,202
Posted By urbanknight

Good point, so I googled images of the Redbull...

Good point, so I googled images of the Redbull Road Rage events and it looks like they manage just fine, although many of them had removed the visor.
Of course, they don't climb at those events, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,202
Posted By urbanknight

why not a downhill helmet? They’re usually vented...

why not a downhill helmet? They’re usually vented and protect your face.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,202
Posted By urbanknight

The straighter, smoother, and wider the road, the...

The straighter, smoother, and wider the road, the faster I'm willing to go. Once hit 50.5mph (yeah, I'm counting the .5) on a very straight and smooth descent with a huge tailwind. Much less scary...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By urbanknight

Sidi shoes are super narrow, and their "wide"...

Sidi shoes are super narrow, and their "wide" shoes are normal width at best. I can't fit properly into any of their shoes and I get pain on the edges of my soles when I try (is that what you mean by...
04-08-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,067
Posted By urbanknight

Another jersey pocket fan here. Some...

Another jersey pocket fan here.


Some people do precisely that. I hate to depend on anyone else, so I won't, but experience says the bigger the group, the more likely you are to have one of THOSE...
04-08-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By urbanknight

There are (were?) mountain bikes with a design...

There are (were?) mountain bikes with a design like this. Works fine.
04-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By urbanknight

It's a steel frame, so you could easily have it...

It's a steel frame, so you could easily have it "cold set" to 130mm. That's what everybody and their mothers were doing to their race bikes in the early 90's when STI came out. I personally knew two...
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,003
Posted By urbanknight

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are...

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are fine with it while others are uncomfortable) and always make your presence known (so they know to signal braking and be more predictable).
03-30-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By urbanknight

Of course no ride would be PERFECTLY constant,...

Of course no ride would be PERFECTLY constant, but the question is if it is constant ENOUGH to make weight negligible. I know that time trial setups often favor aerodynamics over light weight, but...
03-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By urbanknight

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.
03-30-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By urbanknight

Actually, that pretty much described a velodrome...

Actually, that pretty much described a velodrome time trial.
03-30-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,520
Posted By urbanknight

Anything equal to or faster than my last ride of...

Anything equal to or faster than my last ride of the same distance and elevation gain.
03-30-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By urbanknight

A bike is only as fast (or slow) as the rider on...

A bike is only as fast (or slow) as the rider on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,576
Posted By urbanknight

Walmart has products made in the USA?! Seriously...

Walmart has products made in the USA?! Seriously though, those do look good. My favorite cages are still the Pedros Milk cages... inexpensive, made from recycled materials, and do a great job holding...
03-30-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,732
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks. You actually have me thinking. It's a...

Thanks. You actually have me thinking. It's a tandem (so not short stays, but a wider rear spacing) and I don't know if the rear BB is the stock 123mm width or not (I had to replace the front one,...
03-30-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,732
Posted By urbanknight

Well, I just put 10 speed chainrings on a 9 speed...

Well, I just put 10 speed chainrings on a 9 speed crank and the chain rubs the outer chainring when I’m in the middle ring and two smallest cogs. So... anybody know what size spacers I need and...
03-29-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By urbanknight

Just got this a week ago and it works well. It...

Just got this a week ago and it works well. It hangs below the stoker bar, and the straps are likely long enough to fit on your bar as well....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,754
Posted By urbanknight

Housing only. I don't know what that would do to...

Housing only. I don't know what that would do to braided cables, and those get crimps on the ends anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,754
Posted By urbanknight

Someone once suggested a Dremel w/ cutoff wheel,...

Someone once suggested a Dremel w/ cutoff wheel, and it seems to make cleaner cuts than anything else I've ever tried.
03-25-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By urbanknight

When I start to get excessive flats for no...

When I start to get excessive flats for no apparent reason. There always seems to be a point when this starts to happen, and the wear is not always noticeable on the tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By urbanknight

If you don't mind being meticulous in your...

If you don't mind being meticulous in your maintenance of things, give them a try. If you prefer trouble free designs, stick with Shimano or Look. I really liked the feel of the Speedplay Zeros I had...
03-19-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,280
Posted By urbanknight

Good point. We used to go to a park with a big...

Good point. We used to go to a park with a big grassy area and knock each other off our bikes to practice falling WITHOUT putting our hands down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,013
Posted By urbanknight

From what I understand, the video starts after...

From what I understand, the video starts after the close pass made by the cop when he was going the same direction, and they started recording and waved him down when he was returning the other way....
03-18-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,280
Posted By urbanknight

But you have to keep in mind that the OP is quite...

But you have to keep in mind that the OP is quite possibly one of the guys who "has no idea how to hold his line in a pack"
03-18-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By urbanknight

When I was a bicycle mechanic, my boss expected...

When I was a bicycle mechanic, my boss expected me to take less than 15 minutes, less than 10 for a single speed. It's been a while, but I recall checking tires/brake pads, cables for wear, adjusting...
03-18-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By urbanknight

Considering the wide range of fits you see on...

Considering the wide range of fits you see on bicycles, it's unreasonable to claim that someone wouldn't have to trim cables. Maybe they will, maybe they won't.

As interesting as this...
03-18-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,248
Posted By urbanknight

I started road riding at age 12 averaging 15mph...

I started road riding at age 12 averaging 15mph for an hour. Started racing with juniors at 13, and was comfortable in a large pack of adults by 14. At that point, I was doing serious group training...
03-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By urbanknight

"Clear" is not always the same as correct or...

"Clear" is not always the same as correct or precise. I am a music teacher, and much of what we explain is conceptual. Even if I knew precisely how many hundredths of a mm a trumpet player needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By urbanknight

My brother had that tire on the front of his...

My brother had that tire on the front of his track bike when he was 90lb dripping wet. Too bad the Encino Velodrome wasn't smooth enough to make use of the high pressure. Even at 110 PSI he felt like...
03-18-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By urbanknight

I have been away for a long time, but do I recall...

I have been away for a long time, but do I recall correctly as you being an engineer? That might explain why you're a stickler for using the proper terms.
03-18-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,280
Posted By urbanknight

Agree with Cat 5. Most of the 45+ riders will be...

Agree with Cat 5. Most of the 45+ riders will be 2's and 3's, and they will likely post faster laps. Also, they won't be happy with a squirrelly noob potentially wrecking them... although there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By urbanknight

Bicycle Blue Book grossly underestimates the...

Bicycle Blue Book grossly underestimates the value of bikes in my opinion. On the other hand, $700 seems a little high, though it is a seller's market right now. Searching through recently completed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,013
Posted By urbanknight

Reminds me of this gem I found not too long ago. ...

Reminds me of this gem I found not too long ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaiauyI2CuU
03-17-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,232
Posted By urbanknight

Finishing a ride, the little bump of my driveway...

Finishing a ride, the little bump of my driveway threw my chain into the spokes and stopped the bike dead in its tracks. I had already taken my helmet off and had it hanging on my handlebar. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,013
Posted By urbanknight

I honestly couldn't tell if he was saying it to...

I honestly couldn't tell if he was saying it to warn me that I was close to speeding, or if he thought I didn't know and was giving me an ego boost.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,013
Posted By urbanknight

No, but a cop once pulled up behind me when I was...

No, but a cop once pulled up behind me when I was almost to 40 mph in a 40 zone (downhill) and told me on the loud speaker that I was almost at the speed limit. Amusing considering how many sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By urbanknight

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every...

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every time I see the 23mm option on sale dirt cheap and go for those instead.
03-16-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By urbanknight

Many of you tandem folk seem to like Contis,...

Many of you tandem folk seem to like Contis, makes me want to give them another shot after being disappointed in the Gatorskins I tried some 12 years ago. The tandem I recently bought secondhand came...
03-16-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,185
Posted By urbanknight

Yes. I have done it before. I was racing on the...

Yes. I have done it before. I was racing on the national level and riding 6-7 days per week. Even then, it took quite a few years and only truly wore through the front rim and not the rear. Honestly...
03-16-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By urbanknight

There can be reasons. Lightweight touring might...

There can be reasons. Lightweight touring might be one. Wanting lightweight wheels you can run every day is another. The reason being, a broken spoke on a 32 or 36 spoke wheel will frequently allow...
03-16-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, custom built by me :-D

Yes, custom built by me :-D
03-16-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By urbanknight

Absolutely! About 10 years ago, I built a set of...

Absolutely! About 10 years ago, I built a set of wheels with American Classic hubs, Kinlin XR-200 rims, and DT Revolution spokes (I think Competition on the rear drive side). If I recall, they showed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By urbanknight

Riding downhill is exactly what I was referring...

Riding downhill is exactly what I was referring to, but yes the pros can reach those speeds in a sprint on flat ground. That comes out to a little over 100 RPM, which is not a very fast cadence,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By urbanknight

If the OP wants to mash, they can go ahead and...

If the OP wants to mash, they can go ahead and mash, but going from a 52/11 to a 53/11 is going to make a difference of about 1.5 RPM (less than 2%). I honestly don't think I would even notice the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By urbanknight

Good point. My son doesn't like shifting STI or...

Good point. My son doesn't like shifting STI or grip shifters, and just learned to suck it up when we started riding real hills. He still avoids shifting as much as possible though, which is funny...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By urbanknight

I think you'd be a lot happier with something...

I think you'd be a lot happier with something like this. More modern technology, easier to adjust and maintain, and it will be worth something when your child grows out of it and you want to sell and...
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