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07-11-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

That will be fine as long as you're using a chain...

That will be fine as long as you're using a chain for no more speeds which may require shims to prevent chain rub on the big ring.

Wheels Manufacturing, Origin 8, and LeTour all make 0.5mm shims...
07-11-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,140
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

FedEx, USPS, and UPS deliver overnight except on...

FedEx, USPS, and UPS deliver overnight except on Sundays.

If the wait difference between driving to a bike shop and overnight shipping is significant you can keep spares on hand.

Apart from...
07-11-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,140
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You want them because you live in the Pacific...

You want them because you live in the Pacific Northwest and are tired of replacing your rims annually due to wear from wet road grit.

Or you just want them. Buy a disc brake equipped bicycle if...
07-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The ridewithgps website and Golden Cheetah...

The ridewithgps website and Golden Cheetah Windows/Mac/Linux program.

Ridewithgps

It generates course files with custom cue sheet entries, like a water icon with "Safeway on left."

For...
07-11-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Ten speed stuff is easy to find, although the...

Ten speed stuff is easy to find, although the specific ten speed parts you want may be and if you weren't particular about your bicycle parts you wouldn't have gone through the trouble of riding...
07-10-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Modern textiles are even faster than shaved skin....

Modern textiles are even faster than shaved skin. This led to the UCI banning socks and overshoes higher than halfway between the ankle and knee, with officials enforcing compliance measuring sock...
07-09-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 493
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

32. You can break one and straighten the wheel...

32. You can break one and straighten the wheel enough to keep riding, such wheels have sufficient lateral stiffness for Clydestales, and that drilling is most available.



Each spoke weighs...
07-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Shaved legs have a huge effect on aerodynamics...

Shaved legs have a huge effect on aerodynamics with 80% of drag coming from the meat bag atop the bicycle.

You can save 60-90 seconds over 25 miles which is more than a $2000 set of carbon fiber...
07-08-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,277
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Get a training plan. You will not get fast just...

Get a training plan. You will not get fast just riding around or trying to keep up with a faster group. That won't be difficult enough to stress your fast-twitch fibers to force training adaptations,...
Replies: 58
Views: 6,599
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Nice looking used triples are fairly abundant in...

Nice looking used triples are fairly abundant in 130/74mm BCD or 135/74 for Campagnolo. 110/74mm is more difficult to find - I've been searching for a Stronglight Fission (preferably Titane) for...
Replies: 58
Views: 6,599
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The ELEMNT was not my choice for riding anywhere...

The ELEMNT was not my choice for riding anywhere unfamiliar.
- The maps have no street names and cannot be panned if you want to reroute
- There's no equivalent of Garmin's turn guidance...
Replies: 58
Views: 6,599
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You really want a USB charger to run your GPS,...

You really want a USB charger to run your GPS, especially as its battery life shrinks from a claimed 18+ hours due to backlight, wear, software update....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,979
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I went for a two hour bike ride with an average...

I went for a two hour bike ride with an average heart rate of 140 after having a Zio single-lead EKG recorder stuck to my chest in an attempt to reproduce two previous 1.5 hour rides hitting the same...
07-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The issue is the maximum percentage difference...

The issue is the maximum percentage difference between adjacent cogs, not where it occurs unless that's next to the largest or smallest. With the big cog you do better not running out over having...
07-07-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Lower rolling resistance from more supple slick...

Lower rolling resistance from more supple slick tires and better aerodynamics.

Down hill sectional density of the rider is significant. Heavier ones are faster.
07-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Campagnolo 10 speed discontinued

Campagnolo's 2020-2021 catalog has no 10 speed groups, suggesting 10 speed cassette options will dwindle.

13-26 was out of stock every place I checked. 11-25 and 13-29 also appear to be missing...
07-06-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

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This is how internet discussion boards work. People reply with comments that may be useful to the Original Poster (e.g. use Jobst's book). People comment on answers (e.g. wheel building...
07-06-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rebuilding a wheel competently fast enough to...

Rebuilding a wheel competently fast enough to turn a profit is.

The two viable options are
1. Learning wheel building. Use Jobst's Brandt's book and a tension meter app to reach correct absolute...
07-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With lights and reflective clothing you don't...

With lights and reflective clothing you don't need sunshine.

Note 6:00am start an hour before sunrise at 7:02am, and 1:00am end six after sunset at 7:26pm
Saturday, March 26th 2016: 208 miles,...
07-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,274
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Overnight your body converts fat into carbs via...

Overnight your body converts fat into carbs via gluconeogenesis, so you should generally have 25g of blood sugar (100 calories), 100g of glycogen in your liver (400), and 400g (1600) in your muscles...
07-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Most likely your shift cable is frayed, housing...

Most likely your shift cable is frayed, housing worn, or housing dirty. Changing chains could have exacerbated the problem with your new one having less flexibility from no lateral wear, a different...
06-30-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,619
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

As much as I dislike Democratic politicians,...

As much as I dislike Democratic politicians, correlation does not imply causality.

Democrats disproportionally live in urban areas where pedestrians pack sidewalks, patrons sit hip to hip at bars,...
06-30-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,619
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I'm willing to let the woman with breast cancer...

I'm willing to let the woman with breast cancer kill herself like every other adult, and the little girl's parents decide an appropriate risk trade off like others that let their children do risky...
06-30-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,462
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

A microsd writer makes Edge 800 map updates far...

A microsd writer makes Edge 800 map updates far less painful.
06-30-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,462
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Edge 830. Better navigation and more stable...

Edge 830. Better navigation and more stable software.
06-29-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

This is worse. Now your arms are straight with...

This is worse. Now your arms are straight with no shock absorption, and if your neck is sore from looking up it will hurt more.

Their advice is backwards on handlebar height.
06-28-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No. Your elbows are barely bent and will be even...

No. Your elbows are barely bent and will be even straighter if you drop the bars.

Your saddle position looks painful too. You might need a flatter shape like a Specialized Toupe so the nose can be...
06-27-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

While fun, that's not going to improve your...

While fun, that's not going to improve your performance. It's intense enough to recruit your fast twitch fibers which take the load off your slow twitch fibers so you don't train them, but not hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,726
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I used to run 27mm cyclocross tires on snow days...

I used to run 27mm cyclocross tires on snow days with my 1997 Litespeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Adults fit baggy Giordana skin fit size small...

Adults fit baggy Giordana skin fit size small aero jerseys because most are overweight, even small people.

https://i.imgur.com/EeFA0u1l.jpg

Fortunately, Louis Garneau skin fit jerseys run about...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,726
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes, they're nice. I've been riding the same...

Yes, they're nice.

I've been riding the same Litespeed Natchez frame since 1997. It was 8 cog Campagnolo when I first built it up, although I moved on to 9 with a new right index cam plus freehubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Primal sells giant jerseys. Regardless, look...

Primal sells giant jerseys.

Regardless, look at the size charts, ignore the letters, and opt for a looser (club vs. race) fit if you don't want your jersey to be snug.

Companies making regular...
06-25-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed...

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed chains which I replace due to degraded front shifting from increased side plate wear causing flexibility. At that point they've only elongated 1/32" over...
06-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Lezyne does not sell full size frame pumps. Zefal...

Lezyne does not sell full size frame pumps. Zefal and Silca seem to be the only remaining companies that do.

My Blackburn (discontinued, because worthless micropumps are all the rage) gets me to...
06-24-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Full size frame pumps work fine at 90 psi, which...

Full size frame pumps work fine at 90 psi, which is achievable using cyclist's little T-rex arms.



Hardly.

Silca frame pumps use a 3/4" piston totaling 0.439 square inches which would...
06-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Except when it breaks tire levers where the...

Except when it breaks tire levers where the thinnest tapes allow hand mounting.

Some of the Velocity rims including the A23 are notoriously tight.
...
06-24-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,619
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

We can't differentiate between actual increased...

We can't differentiate between actual increased infections and more testing. Only hospitalizations matter.



Destroying people's jobs and businesses is a heinous travesty. Broke and bored people...
06-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Use two wraps of 3/4" (19mm) 1 mil Kapton tape...

Use two wraps of 3/4" (19mm) 1 mil Kapton tape totaling 0.005". That's half the thickness of Stans or thin rim tapes, and a quarter of Velox, It also gives you more room to work with than veloplugs.
06-23-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,902
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

They're available in a 32mm width.

They're available in a 32mm width.
06-23-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point...

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point where shifts to the big ring degrade noticeably from increased flexibility due to side plate wear.
06-23-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point...

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point where shifts to the big ring degrade noticeably from increased flexibility due to side plate wear.
06-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Switch to two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape, 5/8"...

Switch to two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape, 5/8" (16mm) wide for classic narrow rims. At 0.005" total two wraps are half the thickness of "thin" tapes or two wraps of filament tape, and a quarter of...
06-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,902
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

In...

In https://www.quora.com/How-should-I-train-to-improve-my-23-mile-cycling-time I wrote:

Total power is the sum of aerobic and anaerobic components. Target both with aerobic requiring more training...
06-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's not fake news. I've had symptoms for 109...

It's not fake news. I've had symptoms for 109 days - fatigue, a three month headache, chest tightness, and dry cough.

My heart rate is elevated after exertion. an echo cardiogram found borderline...
06-22-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

As a stronger cyclist than Eddy Merckx who...

As a stronger cyclist than Eddy Merckx who dominated the peloton with a 52x13 big gear and the EPO-powered pros running 53x12 through the 9 speed era, you don't need the 28. ...
06-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Masks are mandatory. Originally that was by store...

Masks are mandatory. Originally that was by store order, then county, and now state.

All but one entrance is closed, with the remaining door guarded by a bouncer counting how many people are in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

That'll be great once we have...

That'll be great once we have 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-26-29-32-36-40-44 18 cog cassettes, although I suppose with SRAM accepting huge gaps in their road cassettes like the 17-19 jump they...
06-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,797
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in...

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in 90 strokes for an unlimited number of flats.
06-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Something is wrong with your bike or...

Something is wrong with your bike or installation, perhaps excessive cable friction. Making the brake hoods level with bar tops added a tight 90 degree guide in the shifter bodies and increased...
06-18-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With a couple easy days beforehand, you can ride...

With a couple easy days beforehand, you can ride your weekly total in one day. I'd never ridden over 40 miles when I did my first century, although I was riding 125 miles a week at the time.

The...
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