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07-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By base2

Ok. I learned something new here. Thanks! ...

Ok. I learned something new here.
Thanks!
:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,004
Posted By base2

I, for one, have found this thread particularly...

I, for one, have found this thread particularly entertaining.
Thanks Bike Forums!
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07-08-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By base2

Since when does a Recon not use a shock pump?...

Since when does a Recon not use a shock pump? Mine is set at 120psi cause I'm a fat clown, and my wife has hers at around 90psi 'cause she is normal person weight.

Having said that: Read the...
07-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,124
Posted By base2

Yikes! I suppose a great deal depends on how...

Yikes! I suppose a great deal depends on how events unfolded. If it looks pretty mangled then having a Trek shop do their thing certainly wouldn't hurt. If nothing else just for reassurance.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,004
Posted By base2

But if you can expend only 200 watts for the same...

But if you can expend only 200 watts for the same speed, you can go further for the same tiredness at the end of the day.

Or for the same 230 watts you can go faster.

It's watt savings per...
07-05-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By base2

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be...

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be found in the seasoning/spices section of the supermarket. NuSalt is 100% Potassium Chloride. 1 gram (1/6tsp) is 15% of your RDA & about 3 bananas worth...
07-03-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By base2

I award you +10 points, good sir! There is a...

I award you +10 points, good sir!
There is a lot of good info in here.
Thanks! :thumb:
07-03-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,261
Posted By base2

I run standard Shimano SPD PD-M520 or XTR...

I run standard Shimano SPD PD-M520 or XTR M-9000/9100 on every bike I own. There has never been any issue related to whether they are "better" (or worse) than flat pedals.

It is nice to know I'm...
07-02-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By base2

Contrary to popular myth, stainless steel (or,...

Contrary to popular myth, stainless steel (or, corrosion resistant steel for the pedantic) does have a magnetic attraction. It is much weaker than high carbon for sure, but it is there nonetheless.
...
07-02-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By base2

Yes. If you can, get yourself a track pump. One...

Yes.
If you can, get yourself a track pump. One with a pressure gage.
07-02-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By base2

That MOOTS is spot-on! :thumb: I get the...

That MOOTS is spot-on! :thumb:

I get the feeling you are more in the Novara or CO-OP brand end of the spectrum. Simple, reasonably well equiped, no frills, quality bikes. The usual assortment of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,487
Posted By base2

A rose by any other name...Call it "Partner...

A rose by any other name...Call it "Partner integrations," if you'd like. In any case, every ride anyone ever did that was from a "sponsor" was prioritized boldly & plainly at the top of the news...
07-02-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By base2

No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in...

No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in the last photo. You can tell by the sighting line that is adjacent to the bead. It dives into the rim at the label. It should be a consistant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,143
Posted By base2

I love how Gaimon crushed Thorfinn Sassquatch by...

I love how Gaimon crushed Thorfinn Sassquatch by a full minute & a half.

Classic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,487
Posted By base2

The truth is Strava has been burning through...

The truth is Strava has been burning through venture capital cash at an alarming rate for a long time. If they can't or don't stop the bleeding, then we won't have Strava at all.

I for one, run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,004
Posted By base2

I'd put them on par with Rubino Pro Slick III's...

I'd put them on par with Rubino Pro Slick III's or Vittoria Open Corsa 300tpi cotton clinchers.

The ride nice. They grip well. They are more durable & less fragile than either of the above listed...
07-02-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,124
Posted By base2

I know a guy in my Strava feed who got a wicked...

I know a guy in my Strava feed who got a wicked bubble in the chainstay just aft of the bottom bracket. Cool pictures. It might have something to do with his 400 mile weeks though. From what I hear...
07-01-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By base2

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27...

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27 inch steel rims & a freewheel hub from the 1970's with down tube shifters may not be the best candidate for a gravel build.

Having said that:...
07-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,821
Posted By base2

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything....

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything. Everything.

It is not a fast aero racing bike but the low 20's is enough for a flat land cruise.
It's not a mountain bike but pulling a 25% grades with...
07-01-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By base2

Ha! Yeah, I sort of agree with qclabrat I'd...

Ha! Yeah, I sort of agree with qclabrat
I'd call "late '90's" the golden era, if there was such an era that could be attached to mountain bikes...& that's only because I still rock a hard tail '97...
06-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,796
Posted By base2

Yeah, but if you "downgrade" to Dura-Ace you can...

Yeah, but if you "downgrade" to Dura-Ace you can save almost 5 grand too. Some buyers just want to spend money because money = greatness. Add in Campagnolo to the exclusivity club & you've got a...
06-26-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,796
Posted By base2

The one I rode was a size 56. As many times as...

The one I rode was a size 56.
As many times as The Outlaw has been mentioned in this thread, & it's disc brake twin, The Bandito, I get the impression no one really believes a steel bike can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,143
Posted By base2

That is a good one. The highway just opened...

That is a good one.
The highway just opened about 2 weeks ago, btw. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
Posted By base2

I don't think it's possible to use too much. ...

I don't think it's possible to use too much.

The worst that'll happen is a stop at the blue office will be a messy affair.

I've only used it for a couple of double-century rides. The same jar...
06-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,496
Posted By base2

I really don't see the issue. They have a full...

I really don't see the issue. They have a full lane to do whatever it is they are going to do.

Is anyone running stopsigns or other tom-foolery?
Traffic right-of-way in uncontrolled intersections...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,104
Posted By base2

The problem with free speech is you can say...

The problem with free speech is you can say anything you want but are not immune from the consequences.

As it should be.

Anyone, anywhere is free to start their own web server, or stand in...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,104
Posted By base2

What kind of special & unique person gets worked...

What kind of special & unique person gets worked up into a frantic tizzy & melts by going on to create internet threads because their feeling were hurt that someone else's opinion that is not the...
06-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By base2

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You...

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You would need a tube if the rim is not compatible. The inability of the rim to contain the sealant, pressure, or manufacturer specification conformance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By base2

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is...

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is around 50 these days.

I find I settle at around 110-130bpm for a steady 15-20 mph cruise.
140-150 for a motivated effort (300-350 watts) 20-25 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By base2

The advantage is very small. There is a lot more...

The advantage is very small. There is a lot more to it than the material the rim is made of.

Things do tend to add up though...and the longer/faster you ride the bigger the difference.

Compare...
06-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,750
Posted By base2

I carry both. The hand pump is for general use,...

I carry both.
The hand pump is for general use, because you'll never run out of atmoshpere.
The CO2 cartridge is only for if I ever need to seat the bead in a tubeless in the god-forbid situation I...
06-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By base2

Kudos. 👍

Kudos. 👍
06-21-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By base2

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals...

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals turn at the same rotation as the chain ring, unless it's broken...[/QUOTE]

I have a Schlumpf Speed Drive. on my mountain bike. "Low" is 1:1, direct...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By base2

I've never known a SRAM front derailleur, of any...

I've never known a SRAM front derailleur, of any vintage to work well. My wife hates hers. And although it should work, it doesn't. It's not adjustment of the limit screws. It's not cable tension....
06-19-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By base2

Somebody added the cable stop clamp on the down...

Somebody added the cable stop clamp on the down tube. The proper shifters are, some version of aero downtube shifters.

Not dissimilar to these. (https://www.ebay.com/p/1130457211?iid=272595844117)...
06-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By base2

1mm is a lot! Is it in the freehub body? In the...

1mm is a lot!
Is it in the freehub body? In the cassette fitment? the hub sliding back & forth on the axle or the deflection at the rim? Deflection of the cassette?
We need specifics.

If it is...
06-19-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By base2

Not mentioned is it is good practice to turn the...

Not mentioned is it is good practice to turn the seat post clamp around (assuming round) so that the binding bolt is opposite the cut in the seat tube. This spreads the load better around the...
06-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By base2

Any ol' 10 speed chain should work. I like...

Any ol' 10 speed chain should work.
I like Shimano chains ever since I had a SRAM chain break in under 30 miles. 105 level is half the cost of Dura-Aca/XTR. They work just as well & have the same...
06-19-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By base2

To seat the quick link, rotate the chain around...

To seat the quick link, rotate the chain around so that it is on the top between the chainring and the cassette. Squeeze the sideplates together between two fingers to prevent the odd chance only one...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By base2

My vote is for the RB1. For one it's newer &...

My vote is for the RB1.
For one it's newer & parts availability & upgradability to even more current components should be easy long into the future.
06-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By base2

FWIW:The decision to go tubeless isn't primarily...

FWIW:The decision to go tubeless isn't primarily about weight as much as it is about rolling resistance.

Weight discussions while valid, are sort of adjacent to tubeless' primary design objective....
06-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By base2

My direct A versus B experience is limited to...

My direct A versus B experience is limited to Continental GP5000 tube & tubeless tires.

The tubeless version has a slightly tighter bead. The bead is also a bit fatter with a "flange" & more...
06-17-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,857
Posted By base2

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher...

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher cadence than you are probably at right now (because most beginners have exceedingly low cadences consistant with walking.) Don't get me wrong, 50 or 60 rpm...
06-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,376
Posted By base2

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of...

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of 150 degrees Farenheit or more nearly every flight. It is, afterall 40 or 50 below zero at 35,000 feet & can easily 100+ everywhere from LAX or Phoenix...
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By base2

Maybe an early iteration. Rodriquez does...

Maybe an early iteration. Rodriquez does manufacture & export these to asian manufacturers. (https://www.rodbikes.com/store/?product=big-squeeze-brakes)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,403
Posted By base2

OMG. What's wrong with a Schlumpf drive?...

OMG.

What's wrong with a Schlumpf drive? They work great. They have more range than what a standard 2x can offer. They are all sealed up & have none of this confounding complexity.

I bet this...
06-17-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By base2

It's all technique. It's all technique. ...

It's all technique.
It's all technique.
​​​​​​​It's all technique.
​​​​​​​It's all technique.
​​​​​​​It's all technique.
​​​​​​​It just comes with experience.

My Velocity A23's with...
06-17-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By base2

Going 650 is a good way to get some wider & more...

Going 650 is a good way to get some wider & more volumenous tires on your bike. Exactly how much, however depends on the particular bike in question. It's not hard to make an educated guess where the...
06-16-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By base2

On the brake lever, is there a way to select the...

On the brake lever, is there a way to select the pull ratio to match the brakes you have?

It the lever is set to "mountain" (meaning: linear pull) & you have "road" pull, (meaning: cantilever,...
06-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,796
Posted By base2

The Outlaw. 13.5 pounds....

The Outlaw. 13.5 pounds. (https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-main.html)

There is also the Bandito which is the disc brake version. 3 pounds heavier. I've rode both before getting my...
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