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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

What are you going to run?

What are you going to run?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

We used 3M Fast Tac trim adhesive to glue for...

We used 3M Fast Tac trim adhesive to glue for years because it didn't melt.
I wouldn't glue the center as done with the tape. And if it added 5g (it does) I just wouldn't do it. But I expect tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,548
Posted By Doge

I got confused and thought this was the tubular...

I got confused and thought this was the tubular thread.

I have discs on the MTBs, and the cxes, mostly rim on everything else and tandem is rim front, disc rear.

To the tandem. I put a TRP...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

I'll stand educated. I always put glue on...

I'll stand educated.

I always put glue on the base tape - after the rim.

There are different glue methods for different applications. A cobble (Belgium glue job) is thicker in the center...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

Tape is squishy. Or you can perfectly glue,...

Tape is squishy.
Or you can perfectly glue, use compression to seat the tire, clean it up the next day. Takes a lot more work and a lot more fun.

If you want to save all that work - drive a...
08-21-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,542
Posted By Doge

I assume the question meant I (or you) go out on...

I assume the question meant I (or you) go out on my bike alone and am on a flat section and there is no wind - and I sprint. Funny, in 40 plus years of cycling, I really don't know, I never did that....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

It is not just racing. My tandem came with...

It is not just racing. My tandem came with these by tandem standards light - 24 hole clinchers.
They were harsh, would take 130PSI.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

What are you comparing? Some of the better...

What are you comparing?
Some of the better clinchers perform as well as some of the lessor tubulars. Many clinchers seat better.
I know of no clinchers that perform as well as the best tubulars....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

So I can buy them :-)

So I can buy them :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

Just converted a few bikes to them. I've ridden...

Just converted a few bikes to them. I've ridden for years, but my issue was flats. Not that they flatted more, they flatted less, but when they flatted they were a pain. I found some better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,548
Posted By Doge

Hey, if you like Discs - here is a new pair. ...

Hey, if you like Discs - here is a new pair. https://www.bikeforums.net/21084590-post1.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,049
Posted By Doge

Fine. I glue from can. I'd put the lid on when...

Fine. I glue from can. I'd put the lid on when done.

The cleaning solvent - depending on what you use, how much and where the rag goes - not so good for an apartment.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,434
Posted By Doge

Or go 1X Chain drop/over shift is an issue...

Or go 1X

Chain drop/over shift is an issue at all levels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Doge

I have both in Tubulars. Singles, Hill bike,...

I have both in Tubulars. Singles, Hill bike, Tandem. Yet to have a flat.
The 23's are G+, the 25 and 28 are G. They are heavier - obviously, but seem to be regardless.
Tires good for 145 PSI, rims...
Forum: For Sale
08-20-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By Doge

Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST Disc 11s Wheelset 700c Road

New With Tags - and tires. Won by cadet (my kid) in race. Something around $1,200 inc shipping - PayPal....
08-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By Doge

Notice my (if really flat). He would come out...

Notice my (if really flat). He would come out and do Como Street and drop some place about Cooks Corner. Still, hanging with the group up El Toro takes work. More work now, but it was not easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Doge

Lower friction. More r&d going into the larger...

Lower friction. More r&d going into the larger market. The 11sp chains are more loose. I expect the side plates don't rub as much. The difference between a treated 11 speed and "regular" one can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Doge

I don't think chain width is so much a factor in...

I don't think chain width is so much a factor in how strong a chain is. I have not seen hollow pin 1/8" chains. Solid pins could be stronger if the walls are too thin. We are talking 1/32...
08-16-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,621
Posted By Doge

I once visited a guy that lived in a boat with my...

I once visited a guy that lived in a boat with my new Team Raleigh 753 - one of the spare bikes from the tour. I cam out of the boat to see my bike was gone - no it wasn't it was hanging by the bars...
08-16-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,894
Posted By Doge

Most would not want to live in the more...

Most would not want to live in the more affordable areas. My wife works in Newport Beach (drive through Irvine) and one of the major challenges is the recruiting and getting back east folks to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Doge

See them on about every ride. I can't remember...

See them on about every ride. I can't remember seeing them go over 20. I know they can, just a statement on what I (don't) see.
08-15-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,621
Posted By Doge

I'm SoCal too. Fog is too deep for me.

I'm SoCal too. Fog is too deep for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
Posted By Doge

What you CAN do not having discs and what is...

What you CAN do not having discs and what is regularly done for market may be different. I have several double disc brake bikes, more with rim brakes and some with both. My tandem came with double...
08-15-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,621
Posted By Doge

Underwater

How far do you intentionally put your bike (any kind) parts under water? When is the puddle or river too deep?

Me - total dry weather guy to this point. I have gone through a 3 puddle, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Doge

Assuming all other things are the same (torso...

Assuming all other things are the same (torso etc.)...
If a slammed stem means most the length of your arm is hit by the wind, raising the bars means less of your arm will be hit by the wind as your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,365
Posted By Doge

I've said this. You don't have to drink it. You...

I've said this. You don't have to drink it. You have to have it. But pours over you it can do a lot of thing faster than your body can.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,365
Posted By Doge

USA's last Junior ITT WC in Dubai spent time...

USA's last Junior ITT WC in Dubai spent time training in a closed garage in Phoenix in July and Aug. That middle East heat was rather tame. I used to do rollers in the sauna. Messed up the bike a bit...
08-14-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,894
Posted By Doge

Because Irvine is less expensive than many of the...

Because Irvine is less expensive than many of the areas around it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Doge

If you CAN take two surfaces and make them one...

If you CAN take two surfaces and make them one while having similar frontal area you are better off. You reduce skin drag (helps to shave your arms and/or wear aero sleeves too).
If you can't,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,365
Posted By Doge

The water bottle pours over a good airy jersey...

The water bottle pours over a good airy jersey does what sweating does. The girls on the soccer bench would do pour overs. They don't sweat as well as the boys and this was a good way to balance...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Doge

And one more... Power = (Force x...

And one more...
Power = (Force x Distance)/Time. Most of that cancels and the difference between a pro-like rider and not is force on the pedal - and rider mass (generally). So a 140# rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Doge

You likely lowered your torso. With the torso in...

You likely lowered your torso. With the torso in the same spot, forearms parallel to the ground is less frontal area than on drops.

The thing often ignored is arms angled in. So while the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Doge

I liked it before I saw who posted. Which is why...

I liked it before I saw who posted. Which is why we sometimes raise bars to get more aero, and sometimes get wider.

My kid is spending a whole lot of time on aero stuff now with several PHDs on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,365
Posted By Doge

I road across the Mojave 120 solo about 150 miles...

I road across the Mojave 120 solo about 150 miles that day.. Both kids have had to deal with heat. Things you can do/not do:
-Avoid alcohol and coffee - both diuretics.
-Find an electrolyte drink...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Doge

Yes. Also more newer advances go into them like...

Yes. Also more newer advances go into them like PTFE coating etc.

Get a narrow/wide front ring.
08-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 185,652
Posted By Doge

Airline? Unfortunately this often boils down to...

Airline? Unfortunately this often boils down to respect. I *think* soft cases say "be careful". We fly tons of bikes, tons of trips (teams, TT bikes etc.). I have not seen a bad result in many...
08-12-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,384
Posted By Doge

We are 360# 24 rear/20 front. Rear are Sapim...

We are 360# 24 rear/20 front.
Rear are Sapim strong straight pull (13g, to 14g), front are Sapim cx race (14g-blade 15g-14g).
If you stand a lot, then I'd go bigger on front. So far used ~3K miles....
08-12-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,384
Posted By Doge

I had several such issues when I used clinchers. ...

I had several such issues when I used clinchers. Mainly alloy rims with the brake trace blowing out. I've had no such issues in 70Kish tubular miles (with good glue).
I use disk rear (now) and...
08-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By Doge

Now 27 front, 28 rear 130 PSI each. Used to run...

Now 27 front, 28 rear 130 PSI each. Used to run closer to 23/24 @ 170 PSI. I think this is better, as the tires are better.
08-12-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,898
Posted By Doge

Bummer. I have seen benefits in improved...

Bummer. I have seen benefits in improved aerodynamics from this. Something to look forward to, but you may need to break the other side.
08-12-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 185,652
Posted By Doge

Used that for about 20 fights. More packing...

Used that for about 20 fights. More packing required than some other bags, but the 2X wheels sets make it an ideal racing choice.
08-11-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,565
Posted By Doge

Wylde06 - more pics ...

Wylde06 - more pics
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/980x2000/20190404_104737_bb133bc163f00f534b1c38ce89a18ff5fe64017a.jpg...
08-11-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 385,565
Posted By Doge

I first saw these on a cross bike that was very...

I first saw these on a cross bike that was very light. It takes the fluid out of the cables and levers and lightens things up. When I got my tandem, it had cable disc brakes. It is difficult to keep...
08-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,898
Posted By Doge

USAC has made cycling very broad, and IMO caused...

USAC has made cycling very broad, and IMO caused much of this. There is Freestyle BMX, as well as BMX winning. Add gravel, cx, fat tire, track MTB all with several disciplines that get the jersey...
08-10-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,898
Posted By Doge

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1501x982/2019_08_10_16_54_41_78a91578bd5a5f2c7d4687f725a6e3a9be7e9cf0.png
08-10-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,898
Posted By Doge

Masters Nats @ USAFA today. Junior took cell...

Masters Nats @ USAFA today. Junior took cell phone video of the group as he drove by. Anyone there?
08-08-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,894
Posted By Doge

Sorry about the SoCal job thing. Midwest <>...

Sorry about the SoCal job thing. Midwest <> Eugene, not even close (I worked in Columbus 12 years, spent a few visiting Chicago, and daughter in Notre Dame ~5). Good news is the PNW rain you just...
08-08-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Doge

Brandon has had a couple hard years. Last year...

Brandon has had a couple hard years. Last year crashing - twice, hip, concussion. This year sick. I think that all counts. But I also think ... we shall see.
There is a bigg difference between...
08-05-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 258,499
Posted By Doge

Kinda depends on the race and officials. Falling...

Kinda depends on the race and officials. Falling down correctly can get the racer a little rest and a free lap or two.
08-05-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 185,652
Posted By Doge

Somehow (kid borrowed phone) I now get his Strava...

Somehow (kid borrowed phone) I now get his Strava Kudos beeping like Txts. I'm near 40 years in tech, but not so interested in trying to figure that out.
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