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07-17-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By base2

On a trainer bike, I would select the tightest...

On a trainer bike, I would select the tightest ratio cassette I could find. The idea is being able to dial in a desired cadence at whatever powerlevel/speed I see fit.

Wide range cassettes would...
07-16-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By base2

I too completed the 1-day. 13 hours, 29 minutes...

I too completed the 1-day. 13 hours, 29 minutes moving time for the entire 221.75 miles to the finishline from my front door. I had a 16.5mph average, my wife had a 16.3. I would ride ahead for a...
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,743
Posted By base2

Ah, ha! I see. The tube idea is pretty neat. ...

Ah, ha! I see. The tube idea is pretty neat.

Actually the crank is a cheap square taper Origin8. But, yes; The C1 rings come as a pair mated to the sensor spider & that was the predominent factor....
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,743
Posted By base2

Around here it is summer time so the fenders are...

Around here it is summer time so the fenders are still on the shelf at the bike shop. The bike is most definitely equipped for easy installation; I just haven't got around to it, yet. At the time of...
07-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By base2

T minus 9 hours & 39 minutes & counting.

T minus 9 hours & 39 minutes & counting.
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By base2

Because hardware random number generators are...

Because hardware random number generators are random based on a temporary state of a transient external function....
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By base2

No, I don't expect it to be a Mr. McSpeedy dream...

No, I don't expect it to be a Mr. McSpeedy dream machine, but it does exceed all minimum system requirements & Win10 was marketed to be smaller, more light weight, operating system, super...
07-12-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,486
Posted By base2

How many watts lost from a worn Rolhoff? I...

How many watts lost from a worn Rolhoff?

I think it's funny, but my Rolhoff got better & smoother as I rode it. For the whole drivetrain (according to those that have done the testing) it only...
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By base2

Leave it to Microsoft to figure out a way to be...

Leave it to Microsoft to figure out a way to be even less secure with every iteration.

I haven't even turned on my Win10 laptop for about 6 months now. It's a slow 13 year old piece of garbage,...
07-12-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By base2

There is a stoplight at the bottom of a hill by...

There is a stoplight at the bottom of a hill by my house. One day at 04:00 am for my commute, I approached the light as it turned red.

I stopped & waited for the cross path to cycle green, then to...
07-11-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,575
Posted By base2

I retired a 1992 Trek T-50 Tandem.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/47370727172_2c622a0563_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2faZmPo)20190319_163928 (https://flic.kr/p/2faZmPo) by Richard Mozzarella...
07-10-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By base2

Well, at 1 inch your chances of finding a...

Well, at 1 inch your chances of finding a suspension fork will be slim to none. Let alone a suspension fork worth owning.

Try WoundUp. They have what you seem want: a non-suspension (rigid) fork...
07-10-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By base2

First things first: What is the headset/steer...

First things first: What is the headset/steer tube diameter?
Second: Is it threaded or threadless?

The answer to those 2 questions will tell you at a bare minimum whether or not a suitable...
07-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By base2

Bars have become ridiculously wide in recent...

Bars have become ridiculously wide in recent years. The reason is to afford more leverage on super relaxed high trail geometries. It's rarely an issue because the rider is seldom on the bike in any...
07-01-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,535
Posted By base2

Would there be anything wrong with getting a...

Would there be anything wrong with getting a longer bolt to preload bearings but still allow for proper placement of the plug in the clamp area of the stem?

I inserted a star nut about a...
07-01-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,211
Posted By base2

I'm just going to leave this right here.

The future of all cycling hats.

https://www.smarthat.info
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,226
Posted By base2

Pbbbbbbth. Only 'cause it was carbon. Steel...

Pbbbbbbth. Only 'cause it was carbon. Steel would've...
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06-29-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By base2

Enough so you are not thirsty. Enough so that...

Enough so you are not thirsty.
Enough so that your mouth remains wet.
Enough your performance does not suffer.
Enough you are able to maintain proper body temperature regulation.
Not so much that...
Forum: Southeast
06-29-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 812
Posted By base2

Big Dam Bridge Century

(I originally posted this in the Southeast Regional Rides & Events sub. But since that is a pretty niche & infrequently atttended sub and it's been nearly 24 hours I figured I would post it here.)So,...
06-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By base2

I have a groove between the tiles in my kitchen...

I have a groove between the tiles in my kitchen tile floor. Theres supposed to be more morter there than there is. I park the bike in the groove & measure the bar ends to the sliding glass door....
06-28-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,775
Posted By base2

As long as we're at it I didn't see anything in...

As long as we're at it I didn't see anything in the RCW 46 referencing Measures. (https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=19.94) So any distance provision of Stopping, standing,...
06-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,775
Posted By base2

Well, I am a highest class lawyer of the...

Well, I am a highest class lawyer of the internetz. :innocent:
06-28-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By base2

Big Dam Bridge Century

So, Mrs. Base2 & I will be flying from Seattle to Arkansas with our S&S coupled travel bikes to ride the Big Dam Bridge ride in September.

I was wondering if anyone here has any experience in the...
06-28-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,775
Posted By base2

No argument there. Holy cow is dealing with the...

No argument there. Holy cow is dealing with the system at all atleast half of the punishment. Absolute misery. Even if you win it's often hardly worth the fight, & inconvenience of lost time & wages....
06-28-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,775
Posted By base2

My overall point was you can't charge a moving...

My overall point was you can't charge a moving violation if such "violation" did not take place on a roadway.

Second, independent of the first point: Without a legal requirement to have installed...
06-28-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,775
Posted By base2

Lol! I wonder what Colorado statute requires...

Lol!
I wonder what Colorado statute requires bicycles be equipped with a speedometer & then defines the accuracy of the installed speedometer.

On a Federal level, (only because I have a CDL)...
06-27-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,911
Posted By base2

Bicycle tires are so over-rated. Real cyclists...

Bicycle tires are so over-rated. Real cyclists shun all the unnecessary hundreds of grams and unnecessary friction of rubber all together.

It's been scientifically proven that a bare rim has the...
06-27-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By base2

Oh, man! do I like explaining the law to drivers....

Oh, man! do I like explaining the law to drivers.

RCW 46.61.110
States that a driver of a vehicle "shall pass" a bicycle or pedestrian on the road way with a "clearly safe distance"

It does...
06-25-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,911
Posted By base2

TBH: I think they are worth it. I really can not...

TBH: I think they are worth it. I really can not tell the difference from a wheel with & a wheel with out.

I tend to buy liners in one width wider than recommended, and pair the "ultra-lite"...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,887
Posted By base2

Ah, gotcha. Surely, if thats the worst case...

Ah, gotcha. Surely, if thats the worst case scenario, then your builder has a better idea than me.
No worries.
:thumb:
06-21-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

I'm not saying the use of a strobe on the path...

I'm not saying the use of a strobe on the path isn't stupid & rude. What I am saying is the risk of actual harm is so low so as to be virtually nonexistent.

If every single one of the 5,000,000...
06-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By base2

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the...

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the phone app buggy when battery save mode &/or data save mode was enabled. Sometimes it would only record while the screen was on, sometimes not....
06-21-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

Considering a single bright flash or being...

Considering a single bright flash or being exposed to sunlight has been known to induce a seizure, perhaps the most rational of all possible actions is to shield the Earth from the sun completely....
06-21-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

Glad we could help. On another note: I've...

Glad we could help.

On another note:
I've got some Powerball tickets for sale. Care to buy some? Each ticket is a guarenteed winner...just play it 293 million times.
06-21-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

Wow, an Epilepsy thread. Awesome. Canadian...

Wow, an Epilepsy thread. Awesome.

Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (http://www.canadianepilepsyalliance.org/about-epilepsy/types-of-seizures/photosensitive-epilepsy/)

So while I understand that some...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,887
Posted By base2

392mm chainstay length seems short to me & that...

392mm chainstay length seems short to me & that 5mm clearance to the seat tube is going to make fenders or ever going larger tires difficult. For comparison, even my wifes size 53 Cervelo has around...
06-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

And while we are solving the above equation to...

And while we are solving the above equation to quantify actual risk, How many bike lights strobe at 15 to 20 flashes per second? You know...the most likely kind to trigger a seizure? A quick Google...
06-21-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

According to the numbers thrown around in this...

According to the numbers thrown around in this very thread: 0.012 * 0.03 = 0.00036 per cent of Americans have photosensetive epilepsy.

Of those 0.00036 per 100 Americans with photosensetive...
06-20-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By base2

In addition to the above regarding the...

In addition to the above regarding the anti-rotation washers clocking the axle to the wrong angle; Have you made sure the shifting mechanism has been reinstalled correctly? On Nexus/Inter 7 hubs it...
06-20-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By base2

Just plain bearing grease from the autoparts...

Just plain bearing grease from the autoparts store. My local shop uses the red automotive wheel bearing grease for disc brake automobiles. Every nut/bolt/thread

I use the blue/green marine wheel...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,818
Posted By base2

When I spent 10 days there in Amsterdam last...

When I spent 10 days there in Amsterdam last summer, the only surprise was a few gas powered scooters. I had zero expectations going in, and thus was not disappointed at all. I was in fact delighted....
06-20-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By base2

Yep, I've done it before....

Yep, I've done it before. (https://strava.app.link/K2rMqqHeGX)

What I remember most was getting to the "top" and looking at the accumulated elevation gain & realizing that A) The way out of the...
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,743
Posted By base2

Sunlite Gold Tec HD Touring Rack. I got my first...

Sunlite Gold Tec HD Touring Rack. I got my first one few years ago from the local Co-op. It was used & obtained for Co-op prices.
My 2nd one, I picked up from Amazon cost $15 plus $15 shipping. I...
06-17-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By base2

Ah! Ok. I learn something new every day. :thumb:

Ah! Ok. I learn something new every day. :thumb:
06-17-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,183
Posted By base2

Here, here! Solid & low power on trails & at...

Here, here! Solid & low power on trails & at night; Strobe on roads & during the day. It's not hard and it's simple courtesy.

A friendly reminder to the offender doesn't hurt either. They may have...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,743
Posted By base2

I moved the axle back a full 2 inches on my '74...

I moved the axle back a full 2 inches on my '74 Varsity and all is well. The stays are about 50-51cm...
06-17-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By base2

Tub of axle grease & a good cleaning. Super easy...

Tub of axle grease & a good cleaning. Super easy if cartridge bearings & the freehub slides right off.

Otherwise if freewheel &/or cup/cone you might as well pull the axle & service the cup/cones...
06-17-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,547
Posted By base2

Would you trade a "well under" a $1000 bicycle to...

Would you trade a "well under" a $1000 bicycle to do the right thing? How about a $500? (Thats 5% to 10% of your income.)

As livedarklions rightly pointed out, these things scale in difficulty....
06-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,547
Posted By base2

Man, you're missing the point hard. Maybe...

Man, you're missing the point hard. Maybe tailoring the question to you specifically might help. Mr. Dark Lions: You do have a relationship with your bicycle, correct? Ok. At what point does your...
06-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,547
Posted By base2

Sorry, I overestimated reading comprehension and...

Sorry, I overestimated reading comprehension and a broader understanding of concepts. While it is true that about 50% of Americans read/write at an 8th grade level, I figured that that number was...
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