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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,728
Posted By Spoonrobot

199.9 58 15 miles

199.9
58
15

miles
01-22-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By Spoonrobot

Most interesting is that, back to back, the...

Most interesting is that, back to back, the photographs express the item(s) much less clearly than the drawings. I noticed the same with the modern (non-cycling) Duluth Trading catalogs. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,969
Posted By Spoonrobot

Thatís often a sign of excessive saddle setback.

Thatís often a sign of excessive saddle setback.
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Spoonrobot

How heavy is your planned load? Most modern...

How heavy is your planned load?

Most modern disc frames (including the two you mentioned) are stiffer than many loaded touring frames from the 80s/90s by a factor of at least 2. The Breezer Radar...
01-03-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Spoonrobot

Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,567
Posted By Spoonrobot

One example of tubeless tire lifetime additional...

One example of tubeless tire lifetime additional weight.

New Grand Bois Hetre: 422 grams
Hetre worn to the cords after 3500 miles: 370 grams

New tubeless Grand Bois Hetre: 417 grams
Added...
01-02-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Spoonrobot

Velo-Orange > Portland Design Works

Velo-Orange > Portland Design Works
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,567
Posted By Spoonrobot

My experience as a shop employee, YMMV.

My experience as a shop employee, YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,567
Posted By Spoonrobot

Cyclists can be split into two groups - those...

Cyclists can be split into two groups - those best served by airless tires and those best served by tubeless tires. Tubed tires are outdated and pointless for anyone not specifically looking to...
12-30-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Spoonrobot

The name is both confusing and generic. Sounds...

The name is both confusing and generic. Sounds like a bank - Mid South Gravel Community Credit Union
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Spoonrobot

I went and bought this. Owner didn't want to...

I went and bought this. Owner didn't want to haggle so I gave $110 for it. Appears to have most if not all of the original equipment and minimal wear. Tires are dry-rotted but otherwise all it needs...
12-27-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,502
Posted By Spoonrobot

There is video of the event. I am assuming that...

There is video of the event. I am assuming that it is not being released because it shows culpability for QBP.

https://drandalls.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_9675.png

Almost certainly this...
12-26-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,401
Posted By Spoonrobot

I carry a Crankbros M19 as well as a Chinese OEM...

I carry a Crankbros M19 as well as a Chinese OEM "pirhana tool (http://www.multitool.org/tools/miscellaneous/piranha-multitool-review)".

The M19 comes in handy maybe a dozen times a year, mostly...
12-17-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,219
Posted By Spoonrobot

That handling comes from the wide bars being able...

That handling comes from the wide bars being able to quickly leverage the bike over in a comfortable and controllable way to take advantage of the massive flop of high trail, the pneumatic trail of...
12-16-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,219
Posted By Spoonrobot

Not with the width of bars they've spec'd. Way...

Not with the width of bars they've spec'd. Way too narrow for the stem length and trail.
Replies: 40
Views: 2,101
Posted By Spoonrobot

The paperwork is the point. However that's...

The paperwork is the point.

However that's irrelevant as the permanents program has officially been litigated out of existence. There are no solutions, only alternatives.

Main note from the...
12-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Spoonrobot

Thatís edge case for disc brakes limited to very...

Thatís edge case for disc brakes limited to very heavy riders and very light steerers - probably lighter than one could get in a production fork. Itís much more common for average riders on cantis....
12-07-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Spoonrobot

#1 thing you could do is run a fork with 1 1/8Ē...

#1 thing you could do is run a fork with 1 1/8Ē straight steerer with a headset reducer. The lack of compliance is almost entirely from the OS headtube and steerer.
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,865
Posted By Spoonrobot

Regional variation for sure. In my location I am...

Regional variation for sure. In my location I am a magnet for middle-aged Southern Women. If I stop for any length of time invariably one will wander over to say hi, or stop their car to see if I...
11-30-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By Spoonrobot

Guitar-Ted birthed the concept of modern gravel...

Guitar-Ted birthed the concept of modern gravel bikes, WTB created a spur line around a niche wheel diameter using a slick tire so it could be made to convert elder cross bikes and mid-trend gravel...
11-29-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By Spoonrobot

Road Plus was a specific creation of WTB and is...

Road Plus was a specific creation of WTB and is well explained on their website: https://www.wtb.com/collections/road-plus
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By Spoonrobot

My favorite albuterol fueled endurance racer.

My favorite albuterol fueled endurance racer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,530
Posted By Spoonrobot

This is boilerplate and has probably been written...

This is boilerplate and has probably been written hundreds of time by dozens of adherents to a modern myth, mostly driven by the preferences of a small group of cyclists. Your main point does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,530
Posted By Spoonrobot

Faster tires are more beneficial for slower...

Faster tires are more beneficial for slower riders (especially those riding alone) as the effect of the marginal differences are magnified at lower wattages. 10w at 150w ftp v. 10w at 300w ftp.
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Spoonrobot

Same thing happened to me the morning after a...

Same thing happened to me the morning after a 200k with many exciting descents. This was on disc brakes so there's no rubbing hedge the company could take:
...
11-24-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Spoonrobot

Width/height measurements are now provided...

Width/height measurements are now provided assuming the tire is pumped up to the maximum PSI, while being used tubeless, on rims at least 25mm wide. This coming from the posts about tire width by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,530
Posted By Spoonrobot

Problem is, it's not true. Here's the real...

Problem is, it's not true.

Here's the real world breakdown for what is generally considered paved riding.

19mm tires are slower than 21mm tires are slower than 23mm tires, many of which are...
11-22-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Spoonrobot

Shimano recommends chain joined with a connector...

Shimano recommends chain joined with a connector pin be done so in a specific direction. Heavier/more powerful riders are much more likely to break the chain when joined as in figure B, IME. Still...
11-22-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Spoonrobot

He's not wrong, possibly something lost in...

He's not wrong, possibly something lost in translation. I've seen a few drive-trains that work fine - not skipping, shift ok (but clunky) - that will start skipping once the chain is cleaned and...
11-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Spoonrobot

Niner sizing is middle of the road average. You...

Niner sizing is middle of the road average. You should be on a 50cm frame.

What size are all your other bikes?
Replies: 34
Views: 3,941
Posted By Spoonrobot

IMR Batteries (https://www.imrbatteries.com/)...

IMR Batteries (https://www.imrbatteries.com/) probably has the best reputation for 18650 cells.
11-18-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Spoonrobot

Regardless of the spec if you're wearing the...

Regardless of the spec if you're wearing the clearing groove, you're on the last miles. 1.5mm is the Shimano standard and reasonable for the same style rotors from other manufacturers.

How are you...
11-17-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Spoonrobot

You can rig up either the entire included...

You can rig up either the entire included headband or just the actual silicone holder. Velcro ties or zipties to the helmet usually. For some reason (some) bikepacking cyclists like to wear the...
11-17-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Spoonrobot

I have a set of GK slicks that are 39.1mm wide...

I have a set of GK slicks that are 39.1mm wide and 35.2mm tall on Kinlin TL-23 rims with 23mm IW. Same tires at the same sag on OEM HED Tomcat 17.5mm IW are 38.3mm wide and 37.4mm tall. If I use the...
11-15-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Spoonrobot

Are you a bike shop employee? Or employed...

Are you a bike shop employee? Or employed elsewhere in the bicycle industry?
11-15-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,259
Posted By Spoonrobot

Link to article please.

Link to article please.
11-15-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,259
Posted By Spoonrobot

flyingpigeon.jpeg...

flyingpigeon.jpeg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Pigeon)

Just because there's a lot of something doesn't make it better or the best. Most road bikes are 700c but that's clearly not the best...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,214
Posted By Spoonrobot

I ride with a helmet light and in the past rode...

I ride with a helmet light and in the past rode through some of the lower income, high pedestrian areas of Atlanta. The light effectively stops the (potential) interview phase of criminal...
11-14-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Spoonrobot

A ton of rim/tire set-ups have the same issue....

A ton of rim/tire set-ups have the same issue. Not specific to one tire model, IME. I have a pair of GK slicks that do the same thing but only on Kinlin rims, they don't have the issue on Stan's or...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By Spoonrobot

I use an old 5ml artificial tears bottle. Full,...

I use an old 5ml artificial tears bottle. Full, it has maybe 3-5 lubes in it.

They're available commercially (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32838989900.html) but as I have the bottles from using...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Spoonrobot

I do the same, just have the bag supported on a...

I do the same, just have the bag supported on a front rack. Camera bags are great cheap handlebar bags, good ones with side pockets and compartments are barely $30 on Amazon.
11-09-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Spoonrobot

Where do you live? If you're going to drop that...

Where do you live? If you're going to drop that much coin on a bike in this re-sale market it may be worthwhile to take a nice daytrip or weekend trip to the nearest major metro and do some serious...
11-09-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 51,459
Posted By Spoonrobot

Braking from flat MTB bars is the same grip...

Braking from flat MTB bars is the same grip strength and style as braking from the drops. One would get lampooned endlessly if they were to introduce an analogous flat bar braking grip/handle that...
11-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Spoonrobot

What's traffic signal or control does the trail...

What's traffic signal or control does the trail crossing have? Streetview makes it look like a HAWK signal. Did the kid have the flashing lights? If not he may not have been ready to cross. In this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By Spoonrobot

I haven't seen a person do anything because...

I haven't seen a person do anything because you've provided no evidence whatsoever. Regardless, your advice is bad and should not be followed by anyone. Once again, there are tried and true practices...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By Spoonrobot

Why do you think it took me so long to respond to...

Why do you think it took me so long to respond to your post? When I saw you mention IC-2000 I pulled some from the shop, called the manufacturer to clarify best practice for bonding butyl rubber and...
11-09-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By Spoonrobot

I live 13 miles NW of Atlanta, GA. Closest riding...

I live 13 miles NW of Atlanta, GA. Closest riding gravel is either W to Dallas,GA 30 miles or SW to Chattahoocee Hills, GA. Both have 20+ miles of gravel loops to ride.

Driving-wise, good gravel...
11-08-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,430
Posted By Spoonrobot

I clean my chain before waxing because if not the...

I clean my chain before waxing because if not the mother wax will become contaminated with steel and silica grit. Itís much easier to spend a couple minutes cleaning the chain than it is filtering...
11-08-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Spoonrobot

Wet Dry Zoom flash

Wet
Dry
Zoom flash
11-07-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,430
Posted By Spoonrobot

You don't need to boil. Put the chain in a...

You don't need to boil. Put the chain in a plastic jar or jug with some soapy water and shake shake shake. Rinse and repeat, remove and pat dry, then dunk in the new hot wax.

Agitation removes...
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