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11-12-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By chas58

And 2 mountain bikes, a commuter, a fixie, and be...

And 2 mountain bikes, a commuter, a fixie, and be thinking about a tandem for date night![/QUOTE]

I know. I have them all. But the CX bike is the only one that gets any love

Well, then there is...
11-12-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By chas58

Yeah, I have commented on that one before. Like...

Yeah, I have commented on that one before. Like a lot of their videos - it really depends on things like setup.

I was choosing between those two bikes. I picked the slow one (yellow CX) and set...
11-12-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,502
Posted By chas58

For me, its about 1-2mph - maybe 10%. Almost...

For me, its about 1-2mph - maybe 10%. Almost trivial if I'm on my own - can be a big deal if I'm on a group ride that doesn't care if they drop someone. Comparing Conti GP5000 32mm to 40mm G-One or...
11-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By chas58

I'm generalizing, but in general, hookless carbon...

I'm generalizing, but in general, hookless carbon wheels can take a bigger hit than aluminum - which will bend if they take a hard hit. I do have a hookless pair - they seem to hold the tire tighter...
11-08-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By chas58

Its a fairly aggressive race bike - perfect if...

Its a fairly aggressive race bike - perfect if that is what you are after. I'm gonna guess it is fairly stiff, fairly aggressive positioning and limited tire clearance (most everything these days...
11-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By chas58

Well, if you want the Lynskey - this video might...

Well, if you want the Lynskey - this video might convince you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzrOUoY7PYo
Basically, he loves the versatiltity of the bike (Tire size flexibility, mounts, and bike...
11-07-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By chas58

No sales this year? Typically they have some...

No sales this year? Typically they have some killer sales in the fall (i.e. now). Also, they used to blow out a lot of inventory through Nashbar this time of year, but obviously that isn't...
11-07-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By chas58

Wow. From what mstateglfr said, the geometry of...

Wow. From what mstateglfr said, the geometry of those is very different.

If you are used to a road bike, you may like the road geometry - although typically slower reactions are better on loose...
11-07-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By chas58

Glad you found it. All of my small holes...

Glad you found it.

All of my small holes seal themselves. If it is much more than a pin hole, I will let the tire sit overnight (at pressure) with the hole on the ground, so it is in a puddle of...
11-07-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By chas58

Good points. The Pasela was the gravel (and...

Good points. The Pasela was the gravel (and commuting and touring) tire of choice long before there was gravel. Not the fanciest nor most expensive, but never heard of anyone complain about it -...
11-07-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By chas58

Amp-hours gives you range Voltage gives you...

Amp-hours gives you range
Voltage gives you speed.

So, you want a battery with lots of amp hours to get your range.

You'll get a little more power at 52v, but not more range (maybe less, since...
11-06-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,615
Posted By chas58

The perfect retro-grouch bike. I'm in love! ...

The perfect retro-grouch bike. I'm in love!

(oops, no canti's. Can't have everything a retro-grouch wants).
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By chas58

I haven't. Can't find what I want any more. I...

I haven't. Can't find what I want any more. I loved the in house stuff - especially for older bike where most parts cost more than the bike was worth - unless I bought Nashbar or Forte parts. ...
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By chas58

Yeah, 88"

Yeah, 88"
11-05-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

You can make any of these materials soft and...

You can make any of these materials soft and heavy (relatively), or light and stiff.

With two "good" frames, you have more design freedom with Carbon vs Aluminum (in making a frame comfortable and...
11-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By chas58

Iím not most people then, lol. And certainly, if...

Iím not most people then, lol. And certainly, if you are not pushing it, it doesnít really matter much. Humans are very adaptable and will adapt to a different bike typically in about 10 minutes....
11-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By chas58

The cyclo-cross vs gravel conundrum: understanding the differences

I couple of years ago, I was struggling to understand the differences between CX and Gravel bikes. Its easy to see how the specs are different, but I wanted to know how do they really ride.

This...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By chas58

I tend to run 38 rear 43 front, because that is...

I tend to run 38 rear 43 front, because that is what fits. I like having the extra traction and cushion in the front when going off road - and a little extra efficiency in the rear. (there is no...
11-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

Prime candidate for a new bike. That sums up the...

Prime candidate for a new bike. That sums up the difference pretty well. your bike is great for long rides at moderate power output, but isn't going to be nimble, accelerate well, or climb a hill...
11-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

Specifically, bikes today typically have a...

Specifically, bikes today typically have a stiffness range of 70-425 N/mm (source German TOUR magazine test). A 23mm tire at 116psi is about 150N/mm. You can take that tire number down pretty low...
11-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

That s a good example. When we were in our 30's,...

That s a good example. When we were in our 30's, bikes were super stiff. That was how we rolled. I used to really suffer over washboard. The other day I was going over some really nasty...
11-05-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

How to start an argument. :popcorn

How to start an argument.


:popcorn
11-04-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,615
Posted By chas58

Lots of threads on this... ...

Lots of threads on this...

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1177958-good-steel-gravel-frames.html...
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By chas58

Its kinda hard to tell from the snapshot, but...

Its kinda hard to tell from the snapshot, but looking at the raw data - the lowest speed of the pack is 30mph, and the highest speed is 37.

For me, on a short track (this one is 166M) its about...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By chas58

Many people are happy with them. They are not...

Many people are happy with them. They are not quite as fast as slicks, but should be a great commuting tire. The only real complaint is that they tend to throw up small pebbles - the kind that are...
11-04-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By chas58

Did you find anything? The soapy water trick...

Did you find anything?

The soapy water trick is your best bet. If I was to bet, I would guess it had something to do with the stem - especially if its been fine for so long. The stem will get a...
11-01-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

You could go to your local LBS and try a good CX...

You could go to your local LBS and try a good CX bike and see how it compares to yours - then decide how much you want to go in that direction. I compared a Specialized Carbon Crux (it was the...
11-01-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By chas58

Keep in mind, the ISO standard is 6mm clearance...

Keep in mind, the ISO standard is 6mm clearance on each side. So what will fit is a little difference than the official tire clearance.
11-01-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By chas58

So, what are you thinking? Does this help...

So, what are you thinking?

Does this help (or hinder?)
https://gearjunkie.com/salsa-warbird-gravel-bike
of course it's 2013 technology - and gravel is still changing fast. It is a classic though...
11-01-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

Ah, I see. Well, both Al and Ti are capable of...

Ah, I see. Well, both Al and Ti are capable of feeling more spritely than your bike. I've done the Aluminim bike with suspension seatpost and cush tubless tires. That works well, and is still...
11-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

Good point. Salsa stated "their aluminum...

Good point.

Salsa stated "their aluminum bike's ride quality is better than their Titanium bike" but of course they stated how much better their carbon frame was. But if that is important to you,...
11-01-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By chas58

Which way do you want me to argue it? The...

Which way do you want me to argue it?

The best thing to do is go to LBS and try two of the same bikes and see what it feels like to you.

In my experience, aluminum feels like aluminum. Its...
10-31-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By chas58

Funny how often that happens - when spoonbot is...

Funny how often that happens - when spoonbot is right, and everyone else is wrong.
:foo:
:roflmao:
:P:
:innocent:
10-30-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,053
Posted By chas58

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x280/cycle_race_bbee_feat_10_27_19_5b66619ae4c61a4cbc082a6f5480e05b7024fce1.jpg
10-30-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,556
Posted By chas58

Yeah, you used to be able to zoom right onto...

Yeah, you used to be able to zoom right onto someone's home - then people who used strava started seeing their bikes getting stolen from their garage.

Its amazing how many people I follow who...
10-30-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By chas58

Uh, the statement on the page reads: ...

Uh, the statement on the page reads:


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When it was new, it was fun seeing each of my individual rides on the map. Now there is way too much data - although one of the setting (blue I...
10-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By chas58

IDK, I still have some panaracer mountain bike...

IDK, I still have some panaracer mountain bike tires from the 90's that have that basic tread pattern. They were my favorite tire on that bike - so I'm good with anything with that style on...
10-30-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By chas58

The other thing that would hold me back (besides...

The other thing that would hold me back (besides tire clearance) is the comment from Salsa that their V5 Aluminum Warbird is 5% more compliant than their obsolete Titanium Warbird.

Its really an...
10-30-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By chas58

smooth rolling center, lugs for gravel corners,...

smooth rolling center, lugs for gravel corners, low rolling resistance - could be interesting

they do tend to look better in person than these CAD renderings...
10-30-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By chas58

ugh. I hate that...

ugh. I hate that...
10-30-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,748
Posted By chas58

I've had that problem with optical sensors (or...

I've had that problem with optical sensors (or ones that were just worn out). Scared me a lot at first, but then I just got a good chest strap (Polar H10) and it is spot on now. Whew - nothing...
10-30-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,849
Posted By chas58

If it is important to you, get your heart rate...

If it is important to you, get your heart rate zones (and V02 max) professionally measure. My zones are nothing like what the generic charts say they are. You may be average, or you may not be.
10-30-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,849
Posted By chas58

the "220 rule" is not a "rule." It is just an...

the "220 rule" is not a "rule." It is just an average, but if you are in good shape it may be totally different. My true "threshold" heart rate is above my "max heart-rate" from the "rule." My...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-29-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By chas58

mostly rail trails like the kal-haven

mostly rail trails like the kal-haven
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By chas58

30-37mph racing for 10 miles.

Here is a butt eye view racing the Madison in Detroit. It’s a hell of a rush. Constantly getting sling-shotted from 20mph to 30+, constant traffic, constant speed. There is nothing quite like it on a...
Replies: 66
Views: 3,385
Posted By chas58

That is cool that you found the livestream. I...

That is cool that you found the livestream. I think the last race I checked had about 100,000 viewers. Dang!

This is the "league" you were referring to. American Cycling League. Big plans, but...
10-29-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By chas58

Personally, I use the biggest tire I can fit on...

Personally, I use the biggest tire I can fit on my frame. No reason not to.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By chas58

Generically that is classified as a "gravel bike"...

Generically that is classified as a "gravel bike" tire based on size. Most any gravel tire can be used tubeless. Many of them are slick or semi-slick. Is that what you want? Panaracer, WTB, and...
10-29-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By chas58

I thought it was nice if you are looking for...

I thought it was nice if you are looking for something aimed a bit towards backpacking/endurance, and would enjoy fairly lively steering with a longish wheelbase (realistically you can't make the...
10-29-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,952
Posted By chas58

True. on a "normal" $500-$1000 bike, parts cost...

True. on a "normal" $500-$1000 bike, parts cost $50. On what is basically a $5000 (if bought from Trek/Specialized), it going to cost more to to replace the parts. Durability isn't an issue unless...
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