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07-06-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 674
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

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This is how internet discussion boards work. People reply with comments that may be useful to the Original Poster (e.g. use Jobst's book). People comment on answers (e.g. wheel building...
07-06-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 674
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rebuilding a wheel competently fast enough to...

Rebuilding a wheel competently fast enough to turn a profit is.

The two viable options are
1. Learning wheel building. Use Jobst's Brandt's book and a tension meter app to reach correct absolute...
07-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With lights and reflective clothing you don't...

With lights and reflective clothing you don't need sunshine.

Note 6:00am start an hour before sunrise at 7:02am, and 1:00am end six after sunset at 7:26pm
Saturday, March 26th 2016: 208 miles,...
07-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Overnight your body converts fat into carbs via...

Overnight your body converts fat into carbs via gluconeogenesis, so you should generally have 25g of blood sugar (100 calories), 100g of glycogen in your liver (400), and 400g (1600) in your muscles...
07-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Most likely your shift cable is frayed, housing...

Most likely your shift cable is frayed, housing worn, or housing dirty. Changing chains could have exacerbated the problem with your new one having less flexibility from no lateral wear, a different...
06-30-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,323
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

As much as I dislike Democratic politicians,...

As much as I dislike Democratic politicians, correlation does not imply causality.

Democrats disproportionally live in urban areas where pedestrians pack sidewalks, patrons sit hip to hip at bars,...
06-30-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,323
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I'm willing to let the woman with breast cancer...

I'm willing to let the woman with breast cancer kill herself like every other adult, and the little girl's parents decide an appropriate risk trade off like others that let their children do risky...
06-30-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,115
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

A microsd writer makes Edge 800 map updates far...

A microsd writer makes Edge 800 map updates far less painful.
06-30-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,115
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Edge 830. Better navigation and more stable...

Edge 830. Better navigation and more stable software.
06-29-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

This is worse. Now your arms are straight with...

This is worse. Now your arms are straight with no shock absorption, and if your neck is sore from looking up it will hurt more.

Their advice is backwards on handlebar height.
06-28-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No. Your elbows are barely bent and will be even...

No. Your elbows are barely bent and will be even straighter if you drop the bars.

Your saddle position looks painful too. You might need a flatter shape like a Specialized Toupe so the nose can be...
06-27-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

While fun, that's not going to improve your...

While fun, that's not going to improve your performance. It's intense enough to recruit your fast twitch fibers which take the load off your slow twitch fibers so you don't train them, but not hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I used to run 27mm cyclocross tires on snow days...

I used to run 27mm cyclocross tires on snow days with my 1997 Litespeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Adults fit baggy Giordana skin fit size small...

Adults fit baggy Giordana skin fit size small aero jerseys because most are overweight, even small people.

https://i.imgur.com/EeFA0u1l.jpg

Fortunately, Louis Garneau skin fit jerseys run about...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes, they're nice. I've been riding the same...

Yes, they're nice.

I've been riding the same Litespeed Natchez frame since 1997. It was 8 cog Campagnolo when I first built it up, although I moved on to 9 with a new right index cam plus freehubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Primal sells giant jerseys. Regardless, look...

Primal sells giant jerseys.

Regardless, look at the size charts, ignore the letters, and opt for a looser (club vs. race) fit if you don't want your jersey to be snug.

Companies making regular...
06-25-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed...

I get 4,500 miles out of Campagnolo 10 speed chains which I replace due to degraded front shifting from increased side plate wear causing flexibility. At that point they've only elongated 1/32" over...
06-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Lezyne does not sell full size frame pumps. Zefal...

Lezyne does not sell full size frame pumps. Zefal and Silca seem to be the only remaining companies that do.

My Blackburn (discontinued, because worthless micropumps are all the rage) gets me to...
06-24-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Full size frame pumps work fine at 90 psi, which...

Full size frame pumps work fine at 90 psi, which is achievable using cyclist's little T-rex arms.



Hardly.

Silca frame pumps use a 3/4" piston totaling 0.439 square inches which would...
06-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Except when it breaks tire levers where the...

Except when it breaks tire levers where the thinnest tapes allow hand mounting.

Some of the Velocity rims including the A23 are notoriously tight.
...
06-24-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,323
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

We can't differentiate between actual increased...

We can't differentiate between actual increased infections and more testing. Only hospitalizations matter.



Destroying people's jobs and businesses is a heinous travesty. Broke and bored people...
06-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Use two wraps of 3/4" (19mm) 1 mil Kapton tape...

Use two wraps of 3/4" (19mm) 1 mil Kapton tape totaling 0.005". That's half the thickness of Stans or thin rim tapes, and a quarter of Velox, It also gives you more room to work with than veloplugs.
06-23-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,729
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

They're available in a 32mm width.

They're available in a 32mm width.
06-23-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point...

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point where shifts to the big ring degrade noticeably from increased flexibility due to side plate wear.
06-23-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point...

Probably not coincidentally, that's the point where shifts to the big ring degrade noticeably from increased flexibility due to side plate wear.
06-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Switch to two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape, 5/8"...

Switch to two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape, 5/8" (16mm) wide for classic narrow rims. At 0.005" total two wraps are half the thickness of "thin" tapes or two wraps of filament tape, and a quarter of...
06-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,729
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

In...

In https://www.quora.com/How-should-I-train-to-improve-my-23-mile-cycling-time I wrote:

Total power is the sum of aerobic and anaerobic components. Target both with aerobic requiring more training...
06-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's not fake news. I've had symptoms for 109...

It's not fake news. I've had symptoms for 109 days - fatigue, a three month headache, chest tightness, and dry cough.

My heart rate is elevated after exertion. an echo cardiogram found borderline...
06-22-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

As a stronger cyclist than Eddy Merckx who...

As a stronger cyclist than Eddy Merckx who dominated the peloton with a 52x13 big gear and the EPO-powered pros running 53x12 through the 9 speed era, you don't need the 28. ...
06-22-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Masks are mandatory. Originally that was by store...

Masks are mandatory. Originally that was by store order, then county, and now state.

All but one entrance is closed, with the remaining door guarded by a bouncer counting how many people are in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,369
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

That'll be great once we have...

That'll be great once we have 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-26-29-32-36-40-44 18 cog cassettes, although I suppose with SRAM accepting huge gaps in their road cassettes like the 17-19 jump they...
06-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,716
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in...

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in 90 strokes for an unlimited number of flats.
06-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Something is wrong with your bike or...

Something is wrong with your bike or installation, perhaps excessive cable friction. Making the brake hoods level with bar tops added a tight 90 degree guide in the shifter bodies and increased...
06-18-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With a couple easy days beforehand, you can ride...

With a couple easy days beforehand, you can ride your weekly total in one day. I'd never ridden over 40 miles when I did my first century, although I was riding 125 miles a week at the time.

The...
06-18-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You can only digest 60g of sucrose plus 30g of...

You can only digest 60g of sucrose plus 30g of fructose an hour, noting even that's unnecessary with 2/3 to 3/4 of your energy coming from fat.

Also note that you're not going through 5000...
06-18-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The dedicated CT compact derailleur lasted a few...

The dedicated CT compact derailleur lasted a few years at most.

Anecdotally people found the standard double derailleur worked well enough. Not surprisingly Campagnolo switched to a single design.
06-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,016
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The driver, although the cyclist allowed that to...

The driver, although the cyclist allowed that to happen by cycling within four feet of parked cars.

Most places require you to cycle as far right as practical without requiring bike lane use, and...
06-16-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You don't want Xenon shifters using the Escape...

You don't want Xenon shifters using the Escape mechanism. They have the same escapement mechanism as Shimano and have durability issues with the plastic internals.
06-16-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,953
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

A 30 dollar android phone runs out of battery on...

A 30 dollar android phone runs out of battery on long rides, isn't visible in bright sunlight, is unusable for navigation in the rain with water registering as touches, and doesn't have water sources...
06-16-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Parasympathetic overtraining. Overtraining...

Parasympathetic overtraining.

Overtraining is relative to your current fitness level. You could ride 200 miles a week every week, but have problems increasing from 40 to 60.

As a rune of thumb...
06-15-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,352
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I can fix anything in apart from repairing a...

I can fix anything in apart from repairing a frame before a ride tomorrow, although having to build a wheel would be annoying.

I have spare wheels to avoid that.

Being partial to 2001-2006...
06-15-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

For future reference. Left to right:...

For future reference.

Left to right: Racing-T 8 speed steel triple derailleur, Chorus 10 speed CT compact derailleur (note plastic insert at the outer front), Chorus 10 speed Standard + CT...
06-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Briefly, but that would have an alloy fork and...

Briefly, but that would have an alloy fork and plastic insert.



Yes.



A metal Chorus or Record double front derailleur will have an inner plate closer in side to the outer and plastic...
06-13-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No. The chain will rub on the big ring and...

No. The chain will rub on the big ring and smaller cogs. You'll need to space it out to 9 speed dimensions. 1mm shims would probably do it.
06-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

My 1996 Chorus levers would go all the way from...

My 1996 Chorus levers would go all the way from largest to smallest cog both with the original 8 speed index cam and the 9 speed part I upgraded to when Campagnolo discontinued my beloved...
06-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

2001 model year, presumably some time in 2000. ...

2001 model year, presumably some time in 2000.



That was 1998 following the 1997 model year 9-speed introduction, with the first 9-speed levers having pointy hoods.
06-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Not really. PowerShift levers have mechanics...

Not really. PowerShift levers have mechanics unlike all other Campagnolo levers since 1992 not using the much maligned Escape mechanism introduced on Xenon in 2004 then Veloce and below for...
06-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Not necessarily. A standard pricing model is...

Not necessarily.

A standard pricing model is a cheap product no one wants (Athena), an expensive one (Chorus), and a more expensive one (Record). It makes the expensive one seem more reasonable....
06-09-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,576
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends. Using two wraps of 1 mil Kapton...

It depends.

Using two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape totaling 0.005" and finishing the second bead at the valve stem I can easily handle tight tires without tools.

You just have to milk the slack...
06-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Add 10% riding time per week on the days you do...

Add 10% riding time per week on the days you do ride, except one week in 3 or 4 when you need reduced load for adaptations to occur.

When total time divided by one day more allows a pleasant ride...
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