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11-20-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 750
Posted By gsa103

Larger front rotors helps balance braking forces...

Larger front rotors helps balance braking forces front and rear. If you apply the same level pull, the greater leverage of the front rotor means that you'll get more braking on the front. That's a...
11-19-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,882
Posted By gsa103

In that case, it's fine. Honestly, it's a very...

In that case, it's fine. Honestly, it's a very through repair. I don't know that I'd trust it to last thousands of miles with various potholes and irregular impacts, but as a trainer it'll never...
11-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,882
Posted By gsa103

The big difference is the Navy is that there's...

The big difference is the Navy is that there's some engineer who's worked out exactly how many wraps you need and how far they need to overlap. And there's a 57 page procedure detailing every step. ...
11-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By gsa103

What you're talking about is very easy to do...

What you're talking about is very easy to do during the design of a frame, and some carbon frames do that. Once the frame is already built, it could potentially be done, but I wouldn't really trust...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By gsa103

Thanks, those look like a good option. Wear...

Thanks, those look like a good option. Wear probably isn't a huge issue, I'm probably looking at about 2k mi/year.
11-12-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By gsa103

Buy some tubeless rim tape and run it essentially...

Buy some tubeless rim tape and run it essentially edge to edge.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By gsa103

One pannier definitely effects the handling of...

One pannier definitely effects the handling of the bike once it gets into the ~15 lbs range. Riding in a straight-line, you'll never notice it. When you corner, the bike will tend to corner faster...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,019
Posted By gsa103

That would be Trek's IsoSpeed front decoupler. ...

That would be Trek's IsoSpeed front decoupler. https://road.cc/content/tech-news/185033-new-trek-domane-slr-launched-front-and-rear-isospeed-decouplers
It lets the fork shift front/back slightly,...
11-09-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,175
Posted By gsa103

For reference, aircraft explicitly DO NOT use GPS...

For reference, aircraft explicitly DO NOT use GPS for altitude. Aircraft altitude is always barometric primary. An ILS approach can utilize GPS but the primary altitude data will be from a...
11-06-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By gsa103

Did you use a new olive on the compression...

Did you use a new olive on the compression fitting?
11-06-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By gsa103

It's the repairs like this that always confuse me...

It's the repairs like this that always confuse me the most. The ones which obviously require considerable skill, yet at the same time have absolutely no idea what they're doing.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By gsa103

This reminders of a friend in college. During...

This reminders of a friend in college. During the Bay Area winter rainy season, he simply wore swim trunks to class (it was still usually above 60F and short rides). He'd get off his bike, brush...
11-06-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,111
Posted By gsa103

With KMC master links, they are easy to remove if...

With KMC master links, they are easy to remove if you push the sides inward, then try to slide them.
When dealing with chains, I have a 3" long piece of wire coat hangar with a 1" bend in each...
11-03-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By gsa103

Shimano has no reason to take responsibility,...

Shimano has no reason to take responsibility, it's the result of corrosion from sealant. The rims are anodized, but there's obviously small pinholes in that allow the corrosion to start.
Stan's...
11-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By gsa103

The limiting factor is likely going to be the...

The limiting factor is likely going to be the Aluminum threads in the mounting piece, not the strength of the bolt (Ti excluded).
11-03-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By gsa103

One of the big differences is the intended...

One of the big differences is the intended operating environment for automotive vs bicycle brakes. With bicycles, the calipers rarely get above water's boiling point. So if you get a little bit of...
11-02-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By gsa103

The actual motivation is that the compression...

The actual motivation is that the compression plug should be centered with respect to the stem bolts. Compression bolts can be kind of long, so adding a spacer raises the plug. Metal steerers use...
11-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,102
Posted By gsa103

It's clearly an aluminum frame bike, with a weird...

It's clearly an aluminum frame bike, with a weird angular top and down tube. I have no idea Wilier if made ever a frame like that. It a really distinctive frame design, it seems highly unlikely that...
10-30-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,632
Posted By gsa103

In a still pool for a short period of time. ...

In a still pool for a short period of time. There's a lot of volume in those carbon rims and the frame. The problem is that frame and rims aren't water tight, so once water starts getting in, it'll...
10-30-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,290
Posted By gsa103

Here's the thing with jerseys. Big color...

Here's the thing with jerseys. Big color patterns are good for visibility. All dark/black is bad. Busy patterns are bad, they break up your silhouette. Most camoflage works by breaking up edges...
10-30-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,819
Posted By gsa103

Park Tools are good quality, but definitely a...

Park Tools are good quality, but definitely a step below Wera/Wiha/Snap-On. For general purpose tools, like hex keys, I would go with some other vendor where there's better value. The advantage of...
10-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By gsa103

During riding the battery should keep itself...

During riding the battery should keep itself warm. Maybe a little bit of wind blocking around it is all you need. With that amount of drag, it'll have no trouble generating enough heat to stay...
10-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By gsa103

Yep, it depends on a how big your feet are and...

Yep, it depends on a how big your feet are and how high the bottom bracket on the bike is. I can get my toes down on my road bike, my full suspension mountain bike has a much higher bottom bracket...
10-26-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By gsa103

Don't use the Kapton tape. The adhesive for the...

Don't use the Kapton tape. The adhesive for the tubeless tape won't stick to the Kapton tape and that makes it shift. Just use proper tubeless rim tape and follow the directions.
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By gsa103

[/list] The reasoning is that majority of your...

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The reasoning is that majority of your weight is on the rear tire during most riding. The rear tire has something like 60% of the load, so having the front tire lower means that tire is...
10-22-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By gsa103

Most of the lower tier Shimano pedals still have...

Most of the lower tier Shimano pedals still have wrench flats. It's only the Ultegra/DA level that have dropped them (for weight).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 13,827
Posted By gsa103

The thing that has not been mentioned yet,...

The thing that has not been mentioned yet, electronic shifting has some tricks that are impossible to replicate with a cable. Largely because you can do things with electronics that a cable can't...
10-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,053
Posted By gsa103

TdF organizers required that hotels have specific...

TdF organizers required that hotels have specific wings set aside for the teams, and dedicated eating areas. Teams would send crews ahead to sterilize the areas. That sounds like a far cry from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,152
Posted By gsa103

A basic Allez is $1100 MSRP and has a threaded...

A basic Allez is $1100 MSRP and has a threaded BB, a round seat-post and rim brakes, nothing proprietary. The whole point of the bike is for bragging rights to the lightest frame. I'm sure its a...
10-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By gsa103

The only way that can happen is if the cable is...

The only way that can happen is if the cable is slipping. Put a Sharpie mark on the cable where you cinch it down, and see if it's slipping. Taking a little bit of sandpaper can help remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By gsa103

Hill climbs are much better for estimating power,...

Hill climbs are much better for estimating power, aero drag is basically one giant fudge factor. If you can find a nice long (a couple of km) 6% grade, time yourself. Weigh yourself & your bike,...
09-30-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,592
Posted By gsa103

The thing you're missing about disc brakes is...

The thing you're missing about disc brakes is that the braking action is much smoother and more consistent. The extremely high mechanical advantage of hydraulics makes the braking application less...
09-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,599
Posted By gsa103

The geometry is a little dated, but that looks...

The geometry is a little dated, but that looks like a solid bike. The basic 4-bar suspension is off patent now, so Bikes Direct can offer a good suspension design without issue. The geometry and...
09-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By gsa103

A 700x28 tube can work as a spare for 700x42...

A 700x28 tube can work as a spare for 700x42 tire, the tube will easily inflate to cover that. Personally, I like having a dedicated kit for each bike, but it's a bit of an investment. The kit...
09-24-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By gsa103

As usual he's right and wrong. Jumbo-Visma need...

As usual he's right and wrong. Jumbo-Visma need more time on Pogacar. I just don't see how or where they could have gotten more time. Other than the wind split, Pogacar basically paced Roglic. ...
09-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,527
Posted By gsa103

The make-up of this TdF really did not suit...

The make-up of this TdF really did not suit Sagan. In previous, Tours he's locked up the green jersey by securing intermediate sprint points that were guarded by Cat climbs. The heavy climbing...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,008
Posted By gsa103

Absolutely. I'm watching the entire state of CA...

Absolutely. I'm watching the entire state of CA burn due to climate change. I'm coming to the conclusion that my lifestyle isn't sustainable, and I need to accept responsibility for that. I'm not...
09-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By gsa103

The VIS 1000 Pro Blacktop still has yellow...

The VIS 1000 Pro Blacktop still has yellow lights. It's probably because you got the Trail version which says it's for gravel and bikepacking. See if you can exchange it. The red lights are better...
09-16-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,610
Posted By gsa103

If you think road bikes are expensive, try...

If you think road bikes are expensive, try pricing a full suspension mountain bike. $3k is literally the entry level suspension bike from a major manufacturer. Mid-tier full suspension bikes $5-7k.
09-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By gsa103

True, but with the popularity of gravel and cross...

True, but with the popularity of gravel and cross riding, there's likely to be a demand. For Shimano, the mtn levers are the same for one and two piston calipers, the same seems to be true for SRAM.
09-11-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,607
Posted By gsa103

If you get NBC's cycling pass, they have an...

If you get NBC's cycling pass, they have an ad-free TdF, you can stream the full stage (live or replay). Simon Gerrans and Ant McCrossan do a phenomenol job with the commentary. Simon retired from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By gsa103

Bravo! Glad you got it sorted. One quick tip, I...

Bravo! Glad you got it sorted. One quick tip, I always manually burp the valve before I put the pump out, that way if the valve is a little sticky it opens easier.
09-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By gsa103

Why? Gear inches aren't widely used outside of...

Why? Gear inches aren't widely used outside of some bike mechanics and junior racing limits. Racing wheel sizes are completely standard so looking at gear ratios tells you everything. Gear inches...
09-02-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,964
Posted By gsa103

I'm primarily a road rider, but purchased a Luna...

I'm primarily a road rider, but purchased a Luna mid-drive kit for a commuter. In your case, I would recommend a pre-built eBike with a proper torque sensing motor. The DIY kits are affordable but...
02-12-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By gsa103

Before you cut, move the grips and controls in...

Before you cut, move the grips and controls in each side and see how you like the feel. Once you have the feel you're looking for then cut the bars.

A metal hose clamp makes a simple cutting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,000
Posted By gsa103

Through axles. Honestly, <17 lbs with...

Through axles.

Honestly, <17 lbs with discs is going to get pricey, so you may need re-evaluate your budget or goals. Remember, discs cost extra and add about a pound to most bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,114
Posted By gsa103

Crr Comparison - Mastik 1 vs. Tufo Extreme Tape...

Crr Comparison - Mastik 1 vs. Tufo Extreme Tape (http://biketechreview.com/forum/1-general-discussion/24408-crr-comparison-mastik-1-vs-tufo-extreme-tape)

Here's the best actual measurement I was...
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