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11-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By woodcraft

Been thinking about it for a year and a half? ...

Been thinking about it for a year and a half?

Ride those things!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By woodcraft

Shoe covers more useful than toe warmers IMO. ...

Shoe covers more useful than toe warmers IMO. Size large so they are not as hard to get on/off. Hi Vis FTW.

Under-helmet hat that can cover the ears. Thin liner gloves under either full or 1/2...
11-08-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By woodcraft

Frame size looks fine- on the bigger side is good...

Frame size looks fine- on the bigger side is good for touring IMO.

Saddle is very far forward & looks like your feet are far back on the pedals- I imagine that those would shift

as you adopt a...
11-08-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,499
Posted By woodcraft

Take a pic & report when you change the bar tape....

Take a pic & report when you change the bar tape.

You might need solvent to remove the goo from you hands before taking the pic. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18,914
Views: 3,837,012
Posted By woodcraft

60mm tubulars w/ DA cassette & good (even well...

60mm tubulars w/ DA cassette & good (even well glued) tires. $175


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11-07-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,499
Posted By woodcraft

Yuck. That stuff is a guaranteed mess down the...

Yuck. That stuff is a guaranteed mess down the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By woodcraft

Steve Hogg has detailed info. on mid-foot cleat...

Steve Hogg has detailed info. on mid-foot cleat position- worth a look.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By woodcraft

I'd give it some time- there's a good chance that...

I'd give it some time- there's a good chance that it won't take long before you prefer the new set up.
11-06-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By woodcraft

A garden hose hanger works well, but tucked away...

A garden hose hanger works well, but tucked away is better if there are any ozone issues.

I use a wheel bag for tubulars waiting their turn...
11-05-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,499
Posted By woodcraft

Haven't used the 88, but 33+, being much thinner,...

Haven't used the 88, but 33+, being much thinner, should be better.
11-05-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,981
Posted By woodcraft

I've got this set up, but getting it off...

I've got this set up,

but getting it off with an allen key and then opening the beer while riding would take a really big unobstructed riding area, at a minimum.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,291
Posted By woodcraft

I use the free version, but am in the minority...

I use the free version, but am in the minority among those I ride with and follow, so I feel a bit guilty/out of place.

Am open to paying to support the platform, but don't care about the premium...
11-02-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,256
Posted By woodcraft

If it's on the front, I predict that your hands...

If it's on the front, I predict that your hands will get sore;

if on the rear, your butt will, because, you know, the differential flex.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By woodcraft

For looking at numbers on the screen, you can...

For looking at numbers on the screen, you can adjust the amount shown, and so the size of the fields, on the Bolt,

so a larger screen doesn't make much difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,687
Posted By woodcraft

Oh, I see. You might not be wanted back if you...

Oh, I see. You might not be wanted back if you rode to that bathroom...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,687
Posted By woodcraft

What is this "walking the bike" that you speak...

What is this "walking the bike" that you speak of?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,902
Posted By woodcraft

Do these numbers relate to actual bottom...

Do these numbers relate to actual bottom brackets, or are they made up for illustration?

Seems like it would take a big hammer to get something like that together.
10-25-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,366
Posted By woodcraft

With this preliminary setup, it's hard to...

With this preliminary setup,

it's hard to imagine why you think you would have been better on a smaller frame.

Bars level with saddle is common for touring bikes.
10-23-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By woodcraft

Cut off quart milk cartons.

Cut off quart milk cartons.
10-23-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,802
Posted By woodcraft

When I was young I bought a bike from a...

When I was young I bought a bike from a sleezeball who resold & chopped stolen bikes near a college town.

The Raleigh Competition was fine but I came to regret the purchase.


More recently,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Not an argument. I've noticed over the years...

Not an argument. I've noticed over the years that many folks think of tubulars as unsafe because they could roll off,

but I have hardly heard of a single first-hand, or even very reliable...
10-22-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 585
Posted By woodcraft

I live near San Francisco. If I plot a route...

I live near San Francisco. If I plot a route with ridewithgps, it shows the elevation across the Golden Gate bridge as 0 feet.

At least it doesn't plot the ground under the water- that would be...
10-22-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 585
Posted By woodcraft

GPS measures along the ground, so to get...

GPS measures along the ground, so to get identical distances,

you need to bypass bridges, fording all rivers, crossing freeways, and avoid tunnels by going over what it tunnels through.

It'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Can you describe the details?

Can you describe the details?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

This draws on the canard that road tubulars...

This draws on the canard that road tubulars coming off is even a thing- it just isn't (CX is a different story).

Pro race mechanics use minimal glue and you may have heard of glue softening on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,127
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe it's the wheel that looks stupid. The...

Maybe it's the wheel that looks stupid.

The nut might look better on an asymmetric wheel. (sorry)

I like liquid electrical tape for stopping the stem rattle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Re aero, my test is a riding buddy who...

Re aero,

my test is a riding buddy who outweighs me substantially, and always would coast past me on the descents.

When I got the Easton 60mm wheels, it reversed. Later he got a new bike w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Hopefully, you would not describe your riding...

Hopefully, you would not describe your riding style as "slam-dancing":)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Remember, that spare tubular tire will get your...

Remember, that spare tubular tire will get your hapless clincher riding buddy home if his/her tire is destroyed miles from nowhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,984
Posted By woodcraft

Definitely true IME, although it would vary by...

Definitely true IME, although it would vary by area- more racing= more cast-off race wheels.

I'm currently on 50mm China carbon wheels that I got w/ tires for $200, and rode many miles on Easton...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By woodcraft

I'm worried about the residual road bacon...

I'm worried about the residual road bacon...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By woodcraft

I carry one of those- refill it from a larger...

I carry one of those- refill it from a larger bottle. The small bottle comes sealed so not likely to leak.

When refilled, I put a piece of plastic film under the screw-on cap.
10-19-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,452
Posted By woodcraft

This would be in the running for the least aero...

This would be in the running for the least aero wheel ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By woodcraft

Excellent for route planning. I have about...

Excellent for route planning.

I have about 90 saved rides that I scan through for desired distance, climbing, wind direction, etc. etc..

The standard for communicating group ride routes.
10-18-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By woodcraft

For a non-setback post, probably makes no...

For a non-setback post, probably makes no difference

other than a bit of weight.
10-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,309
Posted By woodcraft

I find it makes a difference, but only a select...

I find it makes a difference, but only a select few carbon posts have much flex.

My favorite is an older Specialized two-bolt w/ "zert" insert. A bit hard to find now....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By woodcraft

Since that cassette would have to be really...

Since that cassette would have to be really stiff,

it could be the brake rotor as well- oh wait, that would make it fixed gear...

multi-speed fixed gear.
10-15-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By woodcraft

I watched part, but gave up- guess I didn't want...

I watched part, but gave up- guess I didn't want to know that bad...
10-15-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By woodcraft

The typical 30mm stem will be 20mm inside the...

The typical 30mm stem will be 20mm inside the rim.

Even if the valve core was removed, there's a good chance that the new valve extender wouldn't seal well without tightening the two parts against...
10-14-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,105
Posted By woodcraft

I'm guessing that road tubeless will overtake...

I'm guessing that road tubeless will overtake this top spot before long.
10-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By woodcraft

Pull the tire.

Pull the tire.
10-14-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By woodcraft

TL;DR 'tho I would be interested in knowing the...

TL;DR 'tho I would be interested in knowing the peeves more concise.
10-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,105
Posted By woodcraft

IMO, it is the reverse- modern glue (e.g....

IMO, it is the reverse- modern glue (e.g. Vittoria Mastik) holds initially and re-tacks much better than the old stuff.

I just had a problem with a tire on the CX bike- way out in the wild, and...
10-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,802
Posted By woodcraft

I couldn't even make an 11 speed chain work on 10...

I couldn't even make an 11 speed chain work on 10 speed-

it spun between the chainrings.
10-11-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By woodcraft

Congrats!

Congrats!
10-11-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,802
Posted By woodcraft

FIFY:) Don't go back to that shop- they'll...

FIFY:)

Don't go back to that shop- they'll stick you for $250 this time.

OTOH, if it lasted 27 years, maybe it was a really, really good chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By woodcraft

My Minoura rollers have heavy 4" drums, and carry...

My Minoura rollers have heavy 4" drums, and carry momentum more than the previous Performance ones,

which I like. Pretty much the opposite of the suggestions for adding resistance in posts above.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,828
Posted By woodcraft

Call it an aero-disk, & make it from carbon...

Call it an aero-disk,

& make it from carbon fiber....
10-08-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,838
Posted By woodcraft

Oh, I lost my lunch, er dinner. Touring...

Oh, I lost my lunch, er dinner.

Touring cross country BITD, Canadian summer youth hostels- Banff. Big pot of stew for dinner.

Sick for 2+ days, lying in the tent, & periodically puking out the...
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