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02-24-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,497
Posted By woodcraft

That's a slightly kinky looking collection. ...

That's a slightly kinky looking collection. Makes my neck itch just looking at that neck brace.

Good to hear of the progress!
02-23-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,143
Posted By woodcraft

I don't recall Hambini talking about nanometers. ...

I don't recall Hambini talking about nanometers.

Did he, or is this your own straw nan?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,951
Posted By woodcraft

It takes a couple of minutes to cut a shim from a...

It takes a couple of minutes to cut a shim from a beer can with scissors- ~.1mm.

My two primary bikes (road & CX) each run 3 or 4 wheelsets, each with it's own cassette, and they all swap without...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By woodcraft

The chore list got big so skipped the Saturday...

The chore list got big so skipped the Saturday ride. Spent hours pruning the neighbor's fruit tree- it needed so much more than it was getting...

Some around town riding today to grandkid events,...
02-23-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,497
Posted By woodcraft

How's the recovery going? Right arm back in...

How's the recovery going? Right arm back in service?
02-23-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,143
Posted By woodcraft

I like his videos on aerodynamic drag. Just...

I like his videos on aerodynamic drag.

Just replaced a BB30 bearing with one that cost $.66, so I guess I'm not caring that much about super-precision bottom brackets.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,590
Posted By woodcraft

I'm guessing, however, that you own more than one...

I'm guessing, however, that you own more than one pair of shoes,

and do not wear dress shoes for a muddy hike, nor wear them again the next day when they are still wet.
02-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By woodcraft

Seatposts are very interchangeable, but the...

Seatposts are very interchangeable, but the clamps mechanisms are not.

Just Specialized has made at least three "fact carbon seatposts", all with different clamp set ups.

Even if the parts...
02-22-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By woodcraft

Unlikely that you can find those parts, but a new...

Unlikely that you can find those parts, but a new seatpost is easy to come by- under $20 on Amazon.

Try bike co-op, bike shop, or Craigslist. Should be 27.2 mm diameter, printed on the post near...
02-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By woodcraft

I had those wheels- fast but you get blown around...

I had those wheels- fast but you get blown around a bit in cross winds.

Older ones have side play adjusting nut in the rear that loosens. Replacement nut available.

Everyone was a beginner...
02-21-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, works. I got a long cage (Force) RD, as per...

Yes, works. I got a long cage (Force) RD, as per dsaul's opinion above,

but the roadlink/ Red combo was lighter so kept that to run 11/34.

The chain is just slack in small/small but I never...
02-20-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By woodcraft

I know a guy who does a bunch of DCs. He...

I know a guy who does a bunch of DCs. He habitually rides a serpentine line which I have watched multiple times.

Figured out that it was about 5" wide based on weaving back & forth over the fog...
02-20-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By woodcraft

OK, here's another one: Assuming that...

OK, here's another one:

Assuming that coasting down a hill cranks level causes less drag than cranks rotating,

Wow many watts are needed to overcome that extra drag?
02-20-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By woodcraft

After I got some much lighter shoes, I tried...

After I got some much lighter shoes,

I tried to translate the effort of not lifting that extra weight during the pedal stroke over the course of a ride

into number of stairs climbed.

This...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah. There could be flattened profile on the...

Yeah. There could be flattened profile on the drops. That would be comfy, right? Round tubes are so last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,127
Posted By woodcraft

2 1/2 additional years of toverlap. ...

2 1/2 additional years of toverlap.


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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By woodcraft

It would only take a minor modification of brake...

It would only take a minor modification of brake mounting for carbon bars to be made flat bottoms

as well as flat tops...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By woodcraft

Because one would be either descending or working...

Because one would be either descending or working fairly hard so elbows bent & the more bent,

the more the hands rotate down so heel of the hand is not much on the bar anyway.

My theory- YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,474
Posted By woodcraft

I think you'd like these: ...

I think you'd like these:

https://www.tufotires.com/tufo_elite_jet_tubular.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By woodcraft

True, and in that position, bar shape/comfort is...

True, and in that position, bar shape/comfort is not much of a factor.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By woodcraft

I have flat topped bars, which I like, but...

I have flat topped bars, which I like,

but the whole comfort idea seems odd- pretty much the only time that I'm on the tops is while climbing,

with very little weight on the hands, and the bar...
02-18-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By woodcraft

If you pass me with that- 500 lumens flashing at...

If you pass me with that- 500 lumens flashing at night, I will swear at you,

and probably others will as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By woodcraft

IDK about best, but Inno beats Yakima IMO.

IDK about best, but Inno beats Yakima IMO.
02-17-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,467
Views: 464,795
Posted By woodcraft

A few in-motion... ...

A few in-motion...



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02-17-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,682
Posted By woodcraft

About three sections of a block or so to avoid a...

About three sections of a block or so to avoid a busy street cluster****.
02-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 411
Posted By woodcraft

Different saddle?

Different saddle?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By woodcraft

:beer:

:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By woodcraft

Kudos!!

Kudos!!
02-16-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe look more for club sponsored rides than...

Maybe look more for club sponsored rides than charity ones.

My club puts on a big event, & everyone is taken care of, down to the last straggler.

The band may have stopped playing, but there...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By woodcraft

Pretty fast & taxing group ride with the other...

Pretty fast & taxing group ride with the other club. Nap required after.

55, 3,100'

The beatings will continue until the weight gain is reversed.
02-15-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By woodcraft

The rarely-discussed cubby factor...

The rarely-discussed cubby factor...
02-15-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By woodcraft

Oh come on- some tape will get you through a ride...

Oh come on- some tape will get you through a ride or three.
(laces FTW, 'tho)
02-15-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By woodcraft

Most post have the diameter printed on them. ...

Most post have the diameter printed on them. Find that or measure w/ calipers e.g. 27.2mm.

Is it broken , or did the parts come loose?
02-15-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By woodcraft

Barge contact cement- the classic.

Barge contact cement- the classic.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,956,524
Posted By woodcraft

Wiggle stuff. Socks are good, overshoes...

Wiggle stuff.
Socks are good, overshoes (oversocks really) good after one ride- very bright.
The LS base shirt is to wear under a jersey/jacket- very trim & good high 30s to mid 60˚.
Jersey looks...
02-11-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,761
Posted By woodcraft

I wondered about that . Can take it down if the...

I wondered about that . Can take it down if the mods say so,

but such a cool story, that is little known...
02-11-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,474
Posted By woodcraft

Again- do you have any experience with tubulars? ...

Again- do you have any experience with tubulars?

1. A tire lever is helpful to avoid sore thumbs. Generally faster to put on a spare tubular than to change a tube.

2. 165g. in my case, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,474
Posted By woodcraft

Well it was described as an off-the-wall plan, ...

Well it was described as an off-the-wall plan, so practicality is not necessarily the first consideration.

For "deep dish", it helps to think of it in relation to pizza. There's not really deep...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,474
Posted By woodcraft

Most folks put on a spare. This system has been...

Most folks put on a spare. This system has been around for a while- you may have even heard of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,474
Posted By woodcraft

Sure, why not. Something like this might...

Sure, why not.

Something like this might work: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/folsom-40mm-carbon-tubular-aero/7061769806.html

China carbon tubulars are quite good IME. Newer wheels...
02-10-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By woodcraft

No. You could try, for no real benefit.

No.

You could try, for no real benefit.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By woodcraft

Group ride that turned out to be very windy-...

Group ride that turned out to be very windy- crosswind where the bike is substantially leaned over
and some nervous descents.

Swan song for this tire that never had a flat.

70, 4,200'
...
02-09-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 732
Posted By woodcraft

Epoxy in a regular one?

Epoxy in a regular one?
02-08-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,561
Posted By woodcraft

Forecast today was for 9mph winds, but out...

Forecast today was for 9mph winds,

but out at the coast there were crosswinds gusting over 30mph.

it was a bit nerve-wracking.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By woodcraft

You might consider your diet. If you eat spicy...

You might consider your diet. If you eat spicy foods, try easing up; add some yogurt, probiotic supplements.

Sometimes the skin culture gets off- clean with witch hazel a few times.

Check...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By woodcraft

It's likely 10 speed- not a problem but ...

It's likely 10 speed- not a problem but

expensive if you felt the need to have 11 speed later.
02-07-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,965
Posted By woodcraft

What makes a super bike is tiny gains at huge...

What makes a super bike is tiny gains at huge expense.

You could get almost all of it by getting some super tires/tubes, a race-fit outfit, and an aero helmet.
02-07-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By woodcraft

The lumber yard had to put out a disclaimer a few...

The lumber yard had to put out a disclaimer a few years ago that 2X4s do not in fact measure 2"X4",

so it's likely that auto makers have to worry as well...
02-07-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,459
Posted By woodcraft

True, but I now know that a Toyota corolla weighs...

True, but I now know that a Toyota corolla weighs 351 lbs more than a Honda civic- about a 12% difference.
I doubt that many here would argue that a $250 cost difference between two similar bikes is...
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