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07-22-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Spoonrobot

I haven't had success on loose sand with less...

I haven't had success on loose sand with less than 55mm tires, even then it was a little hairy and not really fun. Recently I canceled a mixed-terrain century route when I discovered the route was...
07-22-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 505,558
Posted By Spoonrobot

Stop being rude. We don't rag on other member's...

Stop being rude. We don't rag on other member's bikes here.

Here's my gravel racer all dorked up after a rainy event back in April. Mis-matched framebags give me a little :twitchy: but I knew that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,877
Posted By Spoonrobot

We have a good amount of water fountains around...

We have a good amount of water fountains around the Atlanta metro. Only problem is that they get turned off in the winter and then sometimes never turned back on again - this seems to be an...
07-19-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Spoonrobot

I put a 2" piece of tape under the rim strip,...

I put a 2" piece of tape under the rim strip, over the valve hole and then cut a X into the tape. When the valve pushes through the X it creates a nice layer over the aluminum edge of the valve hole.
07-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Spoonrobot

I suspect this is the cause. I service some bike...

I suspect this is the cause. I service some bike share bikes that sit on new black-top, they had the same problem last July. The rims were showing temperature of ~135°f with a contactless thermometer...
07-19-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Spoonrobot

It's funny how information changes as marketing...

It's funny how information changes as marketing gets disseminated. The bike isn't advertised as fitting 2"+ tires but regardless my point was that I don't think 5mm is enough to effect (of enough of...
07-18-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Spoonrobot

Super interesting bike for sure. I'm not sure 5mm...

Super interesting bike for sure. I'm not sure 5mm variance in the offset is really enough to have an effect on handling but it's a good feature anyway. The BB drop differences between frame sizes in...
07-17-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By Spoonrobot

gsteinb and topflightpro are putting up...

gsteinb and topflightpro are putting up exceptionally bad takes. Nobody should ever look at bike race promotion as a charity. You paid for a service that the promoter agreed to supply. Absolutely you...
07-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Spoonrobot

That category is Endurance Road Bikes - most...

That category is Endurance Road Bikes - most brands now have this segment broken off separately. Most of these bikes are designed around a 32-35mm max tire size and with lighter road-style frame/fork...
07-15-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,788
Posted By Spoonrobot

I don't believe there's a set-up that can...

I don't believe there's a set-up that can accommodate that many shifts within one pedal stroke, unless you're slow rolling at 40 rpm or something. That's a stretch even for Di2 with a new chain.
07-14-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By Spoonrobot

For a do it all bike I think a reasonable amount...

For a do it all bike I think a reasonable amount of flare, 8° is a good compromise. Get some of the handling and comfort benefits without going too wide and affecting feel/aero/etc. Riding very wide...
07-12-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,788
Posted By Spoonrobot

Because it was an off the shelf solution with...

Because it was an off the shelf solution with known characteristics and a developed product chain due to cyclocross racing. This made it popular with manufacturers. It works well for gravel because...
07-12-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,011
Posted By Spoonrobot

The entire NutriNet-Santé study is a form of...

The entire NutriNet-Santé study is a form of data-dredging. It's a massive database of questionable origin that allows use of statistical tools without intelligent, impartial review to produce blurbs...
07-11-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,727
Posted By Spoonrobot

http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~aephraim/Goesto11/...

http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~aephraim/Goesto11/11.jpg
07-11-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,763
Posted By Spoonrobot

I live in a third floor walk-up so it's a...

I live in a third floor walk-up so it's a priority to make just one trip. Everything goes in a big backpack, wet/dirty items get bundled in my beach-size changing towel and then hung to dry before...
07-10-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,770
Posted By Spoonrobot

Nice pics, curious about the frame and fork...

Nice pics, curious about the frame and fork weights.
07-10-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,727
Posted By Spoonrobot

I spent $16 on chain lube and $4 on cleaning wax...

I spent $16 on chain lube and $4 on cleaning wax last year. Had I run a 600 mile replacement interval I’d have spent at least $300 on replacement chains.
07-10-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,788
Posted By Spoonrobot

I think for a “regular” gravel bike 46/36 with...

I think for a “regular” gravel bike 46/36 with 11-34 cassette is just about ideal.
07-09-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By Spoonrobot

You're half right. It's not the individual, it's...

You're half right. It's not the individual, it's the presentation.
07-08-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By Spoonrobot

Bored old rich guys riding gravel isn't really a...

Bored old rich guys riding gravel isn't really a captivating subject.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By Spoonrobot

I came to post this. It helped immensely when I...

I came to post this. It helped immensely when I did my first fixed gear century.

Don't overthink your gearing, just pick one and go.
07-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Spoonrobot

You don't plug your tires? Just curious, although...

You don't plug your tires? Just curious, although I've not had any cuts or punctures on my 38mm GK slicks I did have a couple on the 650bx42 models and they took plugs fine.

I don't think there...
07-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,149
Posted By Spoonrobot

+1

+1
07-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Spoonrobot

Panaracer has an issue with out of round/true...

Panaracer has an issue with out of round/true tires. Of the 12 tires I've purchased from them since 2015, 3 have been severely out of round to the point that it could be seen and also felt while...
07-01-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,315
Posted By Spoonrobot

Laced cycling shoes are dumb and stupid and...

Laced cycling shoes are dumb and stupid and totally a fashion statement. It'll be something when wood soles come back - marketing about sustainable Osage orange and how it's 3x the stiffness of...
06-30-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Spoonrobot

Nice report, lots of good stuff. I've...

Nice report, lots of good stuff.



I've noticed this a ton every race I do. Lots of racers just can't see the smooth line or don't think it's an issue. Put it this way, it only takes one or two...
06-30-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,169
Posted By Spoonrobot

Gravel is just a bumpy road, it's not mountain....

Gravel is just a bumpy road, it's not mountain. But considering the concept covers everything from racy limited clearance bikes with 700cx33mm tires up to dropbar hardtails with 650bx2.25" tires -...
06-28-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,100
Posted By Spoonrobot

You want to use a SRAM front derailleur to shift...

You want to use a SRAM front derailleur to shift a 20 tooth front gap?
06-27-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,379
Posted By Spoonrobot

I have four tubeless sets of wheels ranging from...

I have four tubeless sets of wheels ranging from 700cx40, 29x2.3, 700cx35 and 650bx47. All of them are 200-400 grams lighter than the tubed equivalent and range from 4-6 ounces of sealant. I even did...
06-27-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By Spoonrobot

Nice report. Excellent use of dutch tilt for the...

Nice report. Excellent use of dutch tilt for the opening picture.
06-27-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Spoonrobot

The best way to make any bike faster is to put...

The best way to make any bike faster is to put aero bars on. Second best is better tires. Wheelset is somewhere 3rd-5th. I think a high engagement hub is more important than wheelset itself.

A new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By Spoonrobot

I thought about that but what I could find online...

I thought about that but what I could find online made it seem like a non-issue since the ignition temp of paraffin is right around the lowest drop point for the common grease spec sheets I looked at...
06-26-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,901
Posted By Spoonrobot

Fingers crossed my sponsorship comes through ...

Fingers crossed my sponsorship comes through

"Pedal waxer" :lol:
06-26-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,901
Posted By Spoonrobot

https://drandalls.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/img_...

https://drandalls.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/img_7784.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By Spoonrobot

Great! The only tip I have is the pedals need...

Great! The only tip I have is the pedals need more time to come to temp to keep from getting that thick coating of wax that happens when hot wax hits a cooler object. I can drop a chain in and pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By Spoonrobot

I didn't remove any wax, just let the pedals hang...

I didn't remove any wax, just let the pedals hang and drip until they were cool. The first clip in pushed the wax out of the way, it didn't even feel different. These were Shimano SPD pedals/cleats....
06-26-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,149
Posted By Spoonrobot

Depends on the where you ride and the conditions...

Depends on the where you ride and the conditions you ride in.

The biggest reason for more light is if it's raining or the roads are very wet. IMO it takes about 4x the brightness of riding in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By Spoonrobot

I spray them down when I'm washing the whole...

I spray them down when I'm washing the whole bike.

But one time I was getting a pedal squeak that I couldn't figure out so I took them off and hot waxed them. Solved the problem, cleaned the...
06-25-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,169
Posted By Spoonrobot

I did, post #5...

I did, post #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) .

:thumb:
06-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,325
Posted By Spoonrobot

That's great, turn your light off after you leave...

That's great, turn your light off after you leave the intersection and re-enter the trail.
06-25-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Spoonrobot

NYC gravel is probably like California gravel....

NYC gravel is probably like California gravel. It's just different, you wouldn't understand.

https://drandalls.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/466454.jpg?resize=107%2C107
06-25-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Spoonrobot

That gravel climb sounds familiar. Do you live in...

That gravel climb sounds familiar. Do you live in NW Georgia? If you do, what's the road climb? I'd be interested to check it out.
Replies: 56
Views: 4,350
Posted By Spoonrobot

You have me confused with another poster, go back...

You have me confused with another poster, go back and read my posts again.
06-25-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Spoonrobot

The situations you are proposing do not happen in...

The situations you are proposing do not happen in the real world when making the wheel size and tire changes being discussed.
Replies: 56
Views: 4,350
Posted By Spoonrobot

He didn't say two days for a typical life. He...

He didn't say two days for a typical life. He said fuel for several days - the implication being that a person could ride for 5-7 days on two pounds of food. Which is wrong, he either didn't realize...
06-25-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Spoonrobot

While there's definitely a confluence between...

While there's definitely a confluence between power, gearing and heart rate - 650b-700c changes in the range most people are doing aren't going to make a whit of difference. You can't just pull...
06-24-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Spoonrobot

If you've got the clearance and aren't shorter...

If you've got the clearance and aren't shorter than 5'6" or so, 700c is a superior wheel size for all but the most mild gravel. The rollover advantage is just too large to ignore and that brings...
06-23-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,325
Posted By Spoonrobot

There's no good reason for strobes on a MUP,...

There's no good reason for strobes on a MUP, users of such fall into the following categories:

1. Was riding on the road and forgot to turn off when they got on the MUP
2. Use strobes 24/7 as a...
06-23-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,315
Posted By Spoonrobot

Something different

Something different
Replies: 56
Views: 4,350
Posted By Spoonrobot

If he was carrying pure carbohydrate, 907 grams...

If he was carrying pure carbohydrate, 907 grams is only 3600 calories. Hardly enough for several days. 4 calories a gram, remember.

As he stated "food" and gave examples, we can expect that number...
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