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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By popeye

https://bike.bikegremlin.com/1402/mechanical-bicyc...

https://bike.bikegremlin.com/1402/mechanical-bicycle-brake-compatibility/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By popeye

Flip and slam.

Flip and slam.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,543
Posted By popeye

Not going to happen.

Not going to happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By popeye

4K is a lot of miles for a chain, have you been...

4K is a lot of miles for a chain, have you been measuring it? Chains are cheap compared to cassettes and rings.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,672
Posted By popeye

The problem with wind from my point of view is at...

The problem with wind from my point of view is at some point there are too many small particles in the air and you are working hard and drawing them deep into the lungs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By popeye

So for anything that needs a boot you need a tube...

So for anything that needs a boot you need a tube and a tool to remove the stem. I'm ignorant on tubeless matters and wondered how you would seat the bead without gasoline and a match.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By popeye

How hard is it to get the bead to seal on the...

How hard is it to get the bead to seal on the road?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,181
Posted By popeye

The fatigue limit, also known as the endurance...

The fatigue limit, also known as the endurance limit or fatigue strength, is the stress level below which an infinite number of loading cycles can be applied to a material without causing fatigue...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By popeye

My problem is you can't rotate front to back and...

My problem is you can't rotate front to back and I will end up with too many miles on the front. I want to see a nice tire on the front always and it's not about the money.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,000
Posted By popeye

It counts the cassette and chain ring shifts,...

It counts the cassette and chain ring shifts, what you do with it is up to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,641
Posted By popeye

You can see them on my track bike. They are Conti...

You can see them on my track bike. They are Conti Supersonic 20's but they are so thin and fragile I won't even roll them on tarmac, I carry them into the Velodrome.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,136
Posted By popeye

One more and we have consenus and it's him. On a...

One more and we have consenus and it's him. On a serious side it turned out that guy had a really dark side to him.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By popeye

I hope Garmin does NOT use its temperature. I...

I hope Garmin does NOT use its temperature. I have two 520's which read about 5 degs diff and a 530 which can be as much as 10 diff. I don't care what the VO2 number is as long as it's consistent and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,136
Posted By popeye

This thread put a smile on my face this morning,...

This thread put a smile on my face this morning, thanks. I wonder if he is related to Ryanf. Remember him?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,602
Posted By popeye

A light bike is just more fun and the lighter you...

A light bike is just more fun and the lighter you are the better. I build my own bikes except for that track bike and weight is at the top of the list.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,602
Posted By popeye

Stop digging.

Stop digging.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

Myth: A carbon frame won't last as long as a...

Myth: A carbon frame won't last as long as a metal one. Reality: As long as you don't crash hard or take a hammer to the frame, a carbon bike can theoretically last forever. In fact, steel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By popeye

I did read somewhere that using a chest strap for...

I did read somewhere that using a chest strap for the HR the VO2 numbers were more exact. Thanks for the replies as this is all new to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By popeye

I can't advise you on what is best for you but I...

I can't advise you on what is best for you but I do know that textured saddles like I see above wreak havoc with bibs if you put in miles. I ride 250mi/week yearly if weather permitting on a bare CF...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By popeye

VO2 max on bike

I saw the new Iwhatever came out today with VO2max. I have not been following the trackers and was ignorant of what is available. A little research showed options but the Garmin came out ahead for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

No not really unrepairable at any expense....

No not really unrepairable at any expense. Substitute heat treating and annealing for autoclave. At any rate given enough cycles Ti, Al and steel all will fail unlike CF.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

Mark, for about $1200 I upgraded the wife's 2005...

Mark, for about $1200 I upgraded the wife's 2005 Roubaix pro DA7800 to Ultegra DI2. After demonstrating that everything was going to be fine I drilled the frame and routed the wires internally. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

Recollection from 20yrs ago and I got it wrong...

Recollection from 20yrs ago and I got it wrong the first time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

Guilty as charged. I mis-recalled an old Sheldon...

Guilty as charged. I mis-recalled an old Sheldon Brown article and should have known better.

"Besides stiffness of the frame, feel is also important, but is much more subjective and esoteric....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

For a crit bike AL is as light and stiff as...

For a crit bike AL is as light and stiff as required. It will be very lively as AL is the densest material available will will transmit every shock. The better AL bikes try to replace as many AL...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

You are delusional. CF envy rears its ugly head...

You are delusional. CF envy rears its ugly head again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By popeye

My experience. I upgraded my 2006 Gerolsteiner S...

My experience. I upgraded my 2006 Gerolsteiner S Works Tarmac last year to the lastest DA DI2, new Boyd 60's etc.
Very nice bike. After a few months I found a 19' rim brake SW Tarmac frameset I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,051
Posted By popeye

Sorry about misspelling your name. And as for the...

Sorry about misspelling your name. And as for the other poster he is either not too fat for this sport or he has not ridden many miles on machine built wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By popeye

You don't get snakebites on the sidewall. I was...

You don't get snakebites on the sidewall. I was referring only to the fact that rubber cuts and punctures more easily when stretched (or wet). I saw nothing mentioned about snake bites. I'm not an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,051
Posted By popeye

We have two resident wheel builders here who do...

We have two resident wheel builders here who do excellent work and service. I'm a Boyd customer, CF & AL but I'm sure Pismet is just as good as well as the personal top notch service. I also can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By popeye

HIgher pressures are more prone to cuts. Got...

HIgher pressures are more prone to cuts. Got popcorn? Here we go.......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By popeye

I eats my spinach.

I eats my spinach.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By popeye

It just feels natural to me as well. I got there...

It just feels natural to me as well. I got there the same way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By popeye

The only economical way I know to do this is with...

The only economical way I know to do this is with a resold OEM package. PBK, what Algarve said etc I have done Ultegra and DA with sale packages. I think it was about half retail price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By popeye

It seems to me we already have everything we need...

It seems to me we already have everything we need with a phone app and DI2 and firmware hack to accept gear changes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,102
Posted By popeye

We have a troll in here? Who knew? Have we...

We have a troll in here?
Who knew?
Have we reached the end of this thread?
So many questions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,095
Posted By popeye

About half as much but my bar tops are narrower...

About half as much but my bar tops are narrower than the drops so the brifters pretty much match that angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By popeye

DIY DI2 w/auto shifting

The system consists of a hall effect sensor at the pedals to measure cadence, an Arduino controller, and a servo mechanism to replace the manual shifter. Everything is mounted in a small enclosure on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,102
Posted By popeye

The hardness of the rubber will affect traction...

The hardness of the rubber will affect traction but not ride. It is the sidewalls that are the problem with gators not that the grip is any good either. I tossed a brand new one in the trash.
09-04-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,537
Posted By popeye

I now have confirmation that the 5 perps in jail...

I now have confirmation that the 5 perps in jail are indeed ftroup FTx. They are as bad as it gets and 5 more wasted lives.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By popeye

Could you humor us and measure the old chain?...

Could you humor us and measure the old chain? Skipping is usually caused by a new chain on a worn cassette not the other way around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By popeye

The fact that it was just one repeatable click no...

The fact that it was just one repeatable click no mater what gear made it sound like something other than the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By popeye

I think that no matter how ham fisted you are a...

I think that no matter how ham fisted you are a BB would be hopelesly jammed in 2 revolutions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By popeye

Get a chain checker or a ruler or you will be...

Get a chain checker or a ruler or you will be skipping on a new chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By popeye

That can't happen.

That can't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,384
Posted By popeye

We had one bad (otherwise new/good tire) that...

We had one bad (otherwise new/good tire) that would initiate a SW at a predictable speed. Death grip provides positive feedback which make it worse. I can't imagine losing it with a good chance of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,102
Posted By popeye

Stop digging.

Stop digging.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By popeye

Too many spacers.

Too many spacers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,609
Posted By popeye

I see just the opposite.

I see just the opposite.
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