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11-11-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 109,336
Posted By HTupolev

HED Belgium+ 650b rims ...

HED Belgium+ 650b rims

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

CX-Ray Spokes

https://i.imgur.com/80okOxb.jpg

RS770 hubs
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By HTupolev

You can cut it, or just wrap it without overhang...

You can cut it, or just wrap it without overhang from the start.

The metal edge shouldn't be a problem. The "cap" of a bar-end plug protrudes from the bar-end hole, and usually has a diameter...
11-09-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By HTupolev

I don't see the problem. I take loads of photos...

I don't see the problem. I take loads of photos of animals.

https://i.imgur.com/Aje9vrG.jpg
11-08-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By HTupolev

Perhaps, although it's not entirely obvious that...

Perhaps, although it's not entirely obvious that the advantage persists once you consider the extra power transfer stages required to go from the cranks to the gearing system to the chainring to the...
11-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,471
Posted By HTupolev

Because "hydro" rolls of the tongue better than...

Because "hydro" rolls of the tongue better than other options for a pronounceable abbreviation of "hydraulic."

The reason to use "o" versus "au" mostly arises from what follows the vowel. We don't...
11-07-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,073
Posted By HTupolev

Not a C&V frame, but a few of the components are...

Not a C&V frame, but a few of the components are fairly old.

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

https://i.imgur.com/QF3FKpK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2DGbPtd.jpg
11-07-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By HTupolev

I'd second the Pasela suggestion. I tried out...

I'd second the Pasela suggestion. I tried out non-PT Paselas on my '83 Miyata 710 road bike because they're highly regarded among the 27" tires that still exist, and I've been impressed by them....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,076
Posted By HTupolev

A tight curve at the top of the transition from...

A tight curve at the top of the transition from ramps to hooks does this. The OP is talking about the lateral curve from tops to ramps. Making this curve tight allows bars to have less reach, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,240
Posted By HTupolev

I voted "ride until 100", then I realized that...

I voted "ride until 100", then I realized that the thread was about kilometers.

Then I looked at the date and realized that the thread is a zombie.

Oh my.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,076
Posted By HTupolev

Oh, I see. You were referring to the bend from...

Oh, I see. You were referring to the bend from the tops to the ramps, not the downward bend from the ramps to the hooks where the hoods mount.

I guess you could look for bars with a wider curve...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,076
Posted By HTupolev

What about the spots where you actually put your...

What about the spots where you actually put your hands most of the time? Equalizing fit by handlebar clamp location is not necessarily a good approach, since different bars have different shapes and...
11-06-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,510
Posted By HTupolev

The example of the 1990 520 is why I said...

The example of the 1990 520 is why I said "touring bikes in the modern sense." 1990 is trending toward modern, but it wasn't long after the age when many "touring bikes" were basically road racing...
11-05-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By HTupolev

Why would you want the rear hub to be quiet? ...

Why would you want the rear hub to be quiet?

Next someone will say that a slick shouldn't hum on smooth roads.
11-05-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By HTupolev

I'm fully aware of why driveshafts are more...

I'm fully aware of why driveshafts are more likely to be made from a high-strength composite than bumpers. I was not entirely sure of the point you were making with that particular sentence, so I was...
11-05-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By HTupolev

Going by perception, the worst jackhammer of a...

Going by perception, the worst jackhammer of a bicycle frame I've ever ridden was a carbon road racing bike, much worse than my aluminum-framed Emonda.

That says very little about any other frames...
11-05-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By HTupolev

If we want to be precise, words like "resin" and...

If we want to be precise, words like "resin" and "plastic" have a lot of different meanings depending on the context and level of specificity. The page you're referencing has a lot of inconsistencies...
11-05-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,510
Posted By HTupolev

Sort of. The front-end geometries run in the same...

Sort of. The front-end geometries run in the same ballpark, but "touring bikes" in the modern sense usually have monstrously long chainstays to maintain decent weight distribution with a heavy rear...
11-05-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By HTupolev

They don't all have a 34T max; the RD-RX812 has a...

They don't all have a 34T max; the RD-RX812 has a 42T max

The RD-RX812 is a 1x derailleur in two ways.

First, it's only designed to wrap enough chain to handle a 42-11 cassette, which is 42-11...
11-05-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By HTupolev

Although it's reductive to refer to carbon frames...

Although it's reductive to refer to carbon frames as "plastic", it's just as ridiculous to claim that they have "zero relationship with plastic." They are literally plastic that's reinforced with...
11-05-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 967
Posted By HTupolev

Loosely-defined categories with lots of crossover...

Loosely-defined categories with lots of crossover and internal variance. Broad generalizations about them can be made, but are not overly useful when choosing what particular bicycle to buy.
11-05-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By HTupolev

"Gravel" is a broad spectrum, basically covering...

"Gravel" is a broad spectrum, basically covering all of the possibilities of what paved and unpaved roads can be and then some. The choices you'll want to make depend on what your gravel riding will...
11-04-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By HTupolev

From a normal shift cable and a bench grinder.

From a normal shift cable and a bench grinder.
11-04-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,274
Posted By HTupolev

I use clear water bottles and match my beverage...

I use clear water bottles and match my beverage color to the bike, or occasionally to the kit.

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

https://i.imgur.com/AN76s6O.jpg
11-04-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,826
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/e6Yo1x2.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/e6Yo1x2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/msTKjFr.jpg
11-03-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By HTupolev

Not sure on the width, but the tread pattern is...

Not sure on the width, but the tread pattern is expected. Look on the Rene Herse website: the Cayuse Pass and Chinook Pass have the diamonds instead of the centerline ribs of the wider tires.
11-01-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By HTupolev

Currently they do not, or at least, not besides...

Currently they do not, or at least, not besides recommending the higher-level stuff for riding that's more gnarly than "cross-country."

For example, here's how Shimano's website introduces Altus,...
11-01-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By HTupolev

Shimano still produces a named 6-speed group...

Shimano still produces a named 6-speed group under their mountain lineup, Tourney TZ.
11-01-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By HTupolev

Probably not, it requires that the inner diameter...

Probably not, it requires that the inner diameter of the shell be a fairly precise fit, and the width to be pretty close as well. They were designed to work on English, French, and Swiss shells...
10-30-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By HTupolev

Pirelli is headquartered in Italy and has...

Pirelli is headquartered in Italy and has retained the same Italian CEO for several decades, but at the moment their largest shareholder is a huge Chinese state-owned enterprise. Pirelli has tire...
10-30-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By HTupolev

What would you consider "Italian"? I'm not sure...

What would you consider "Italian"? I'm not sure if any quality tires are made in Italy these days besides Veloflex, and they only make skinny road slicks. Vittoria and Challenge are "Italian" brand...
10-30-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By HTupolev

Shimano targets all price points, and 10-speed is...

Shimano targets all price points, and 10-speed is still well above the norm for what bicycle manufacturers use on their low-end.
10-29-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By HTupolev

The bike already has downtube cable stops. It has...

The bike already has downtube cable stops. It has stem shifters, not downtube.


The shifters have little to do with it, since they're friction and can work with all kinds of setups. The big...
10-28-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14,383
Views: 1,333,561
Posted By HTupolev

Sort of. The Centennial Trail is a few meters to...

Sort of. The Centennial Trail is a few meters to the right of where I was standing when I took the shot. That bright spot in the middle of the shot is a rise in the trail. This is just barely north...
10-27-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14,383
Views: 1,333,561
Posted By HTupolev

Snohomish. https://i.imgur.com/F0kbAmT.jpg

Snohomish.

https://i.imgur.com/F0kbAmT.jpg
10-27-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,373
Posted By HTupolev

One option is to have the middle and big ring...

One option is to have the middle and big ring 1.5-step the rear cluster. Then the drivetrain is basically a classic wide-range triple, but close road ratios are available when you want them.
And...
10-24-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By HTupolev

??? All of the bottom brackets sold by Velo...

???

All of the bottom brackets sold by Velo Orange are cartridge-style. And like pretty much all square-taper cartridge BBs, they use sealed bearings and are not user-serviceable.
10-24-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By HTupolev

Just leave them all in an amorphous blob on the...

Just leave them all in an amorphous blob on the floor, like a normal person.

Seriously, though. Drawers if you need lots of categories:
10-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By HTupolev

A gravel bike is a bike with a frame made out of...

A gravel bike is a bike with a frame made out of gravel.
10-22-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 407
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on what's actually causing the numbness. ...

Depends on what's actually causing the numbness.

Where are your hands getting numb? What gloves are you using now? How do you have your bars wrapped, or what style of grip are you using?
10-21-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By HTupolev

Tons of people use egg beaters on gravel bikes....

Tons of people use egg beaters on gravel bikes. It works.


If by "road shoe" you mean a shoe that can fit a 2-bolt cleat but which is not recessed, I would strongly avoid. Walking on MTB cleats...
10-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 2,053,337
Posted By HTupolev

1990 was NORBA era, MTB geometry got more...

1990 was NORBA era, MTB geometry got more road-like during that time. Since then, MTBs have moved back to very slack front ends, but the chainstays have remained short.
10-21-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By HTupolev

Ah, gotcha. I was thinking you were implying...

Ah, gotcha. I was thinking you were implying using the 74 given that you mentioned the 110/74 rather than just that it could mount multiple rings on a 110; one of my bikes uses a Sugino Mighty Tour...
10-21-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By HTupolev

Whether a triplizer will work or not depends on...

Whether a triplizer will work or not depends on your bolt circle. 52-42 cranks often had a 144mm 5-bolt circle, and triplizers for these do exist, although there aren't tons of them floating around....
10-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 2,053,337
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty normal for early MTBs. The Repack klunkerz...

Pretty normal for early MTBs. The Repack klunkerz were basically modified beach cruisers, and beach cruisers tend to have lots of backsweep on the bars which effectively "shortens" the top tube. Even...
10-21-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By HTupolev

They do what they're supposed to do, i.e. move...

They do what they're supposed to do, i.e. move the derailleur downward so that it can clear a bigger cog. Sometimes this can result in slightly balkier rear shifting than using a derailleur which is...
10-20-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By HTupolev

Perhaps a stupid question, but are you sure that...

Perhaps a stupid question, but are you sure that you're actually in the big ring and the small cog when experiencing this? Like, are you basing this off of shifter feel, or did you look down and make...
10-20-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,297
Posted By HTupolev

1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, converted to drop...

1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, converted to drop bars.

https://i.imgur.com/Au4V9ZV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bDOp2Xg.jpg
10-18-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By HTupolev

I'd prefer the best of both. I want a frame...

I'd prefer the best of both.

I want a frame handmade by a cyborg!
10-18-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By HTupolev

Non-PT Paselas are fairly supple. Not sure about...

Non-PT Paselas are fairly supple. Not sure about PTs... some of Panaracer's flat-protection schemes are pretty stiff.
10-17-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By HTupolev

Building up is usually considerably more...

Building up is usually considerably more expensive. Assembly labor doesn't cost the manufacturers much, and they're buying the parts in large batches at costs vastly below MSRP.

Building up can be...
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