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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By HTupolev

The post you're responding to isn't saying that...

The post you're responding to isn't saying that Campy's lack of popularity indicates that their stuff sucks, it's saying that Campy's lack of popularity is a thing that exists.
03-31-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 740
Posted By HTupolev

That's a worthwhile comparison if you're deciding...

That's a worthwhile comparison if you're deciding how to set up a particular derailleur on a particular frame, but it doesn't really allow a direct comparison on the merits of the hanger standards. A...
03-31-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By HTupolev

This all depends on your particular gravel. ...

This all depends on your particular gravel.

If what you're riding on is mostly rocky aggregate, or if it's dry, slicks can work fine. They'll tend to perform a little better and wear slower on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. In the context of the 20-year period...

Yes. In the context of the 20-year period centered from the early 60s through the early 80s, what about that judgement do you take issue with?

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I'm just not really sure how to respond to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By HTupolev

Cost-per-quality, not quality, and per the...

Cost-per-quality, not quality, and per the context of my text you're quoting, I was talking about the period from when Shimano started making derailleurs up through about 1990.

Even so, I'd argue...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,403
Posted By HTupolev

On smooth dirt, sure. But bikes designed with...

On smooth dirt, sure. But bikes designed with rougher surfaces in mind have always left room for wider tires.

Prior to the mid-80s, it was very common for road bikes to fit much wider than 23mm...
03-30-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By HTupolev

They have the magical ability to change color.

They have the magical ability to change color.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,227
Posted By HTupolev

If you're riding with people who push a paceline...

If you're riding with people who push a paceline tempo at 25+mph, you might not want to go too low on the top-end, in case someone decides to drill out a huge effort on a shallow descent.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,227
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on what "speed" means and whether they...

Depends on what "speed" means and whether they actually need anything close to the current 52-11 top-end.

A couple years ago I had a friend who put together a 1x road drivetrain, 50T chainring and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,227
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on how much top-end you need. How fast...

Depends on how much top-end you need.
How fast do you ride, and what cadence range do you prefer to ride at?
How strong are the groups you ride in: when they're going tempo on the flats in calm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the particular era and where the...

Depends on the particular era and where the iterations are on their cycle. And it hasn't even always been one-way: the 1987 iteration of 105 had some tech that wouldn't be seen on the higher-level...
03-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By HTupolev

If you're concerned about underinflation, err...

If you're concerned about underinflation, err wide with the tires. It makes no sense to err svelte with equipment if that runs against optimal setup.

On my bike with 35s, at my ~200lb bike+rider...
03-28-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By HTupolev

Off-pavement, if you're not having issues with...

Off-pavement, if you're not having issues with your tires bottoming out, you're probably fine.

80PSI in a 32mm sounds extremely high. What's your bike+rider weight?
03-28-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By HTupolev

If you're serious about taking this seriously,...

If you're serious about taking this seriously, stop playing physics games and ride solo. Nobody knows enough about SARS-COV-2 at this point to give a rock-solid answer about where it's safe to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By HTupolev

The early 90s are probably where I'd mark...

The early 90s are probably where I'd mark Campagnolo's return to being competitive. Having survived the Shimano market takeover in the second half of the 1980s, they got their act together and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,461
Posted By HTupolev

Aren't Zondas cheap right now because...

Aren't Zondas cheap right now because distributors are clearing them out, due to being narrow and non-tubeless? During their main run, I thought they were closer to $500. I could be wrong.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,243
Posted By HTupolev

There's not really good evidence for this. While...

There's not really good evidence for this. While women do occasionally win ultra-endurance stuff, these races are fairly chaotic and often have very thin fields. When the pointy end of both the men's...
03-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By HTupolev

Sugino Mighty Tour. On my '79 Fuji America,...

Sugino Mighty Tour.

On my '79 Fuji America, they use an asymmetric spindle to achieve a ~142mm q-factor in triple configuration. It's glorious.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,512
Posted By HTupolev

Not really. Ultegra vs Dura-Ace is largely an...

Not really. Ultegra vs Dura-Ace is largely an issue of weight, there's not really any functional difference between them. And really, there's not much room for there to be functional difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By HTupolev

What particular bike is it, and in what way is it...

What particular bike is it, and in what way is it "showing its age?"


The main difference between the Mirage S and Mirage SL is the drivetrain spec. The S uses a 2x7 drivetrain, while the SL uses...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By HTupolev

No it isn't. A road bike is a special-purpose...

No it isn't. A road bike is a special-purpose machine for road cycling, and for road racing.

If you want to go fast on paved roads, get a TT/Tri bike or a performance-oriented recumbent. Either...
03-23-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 203,627
Posted By HTupolev

Whitehorse. https://i.imgur.com/2V2b07W.jpg ...

Whitehorse.

https://i.imgur.com/2V2b07W.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lly8DTj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/npIQwwV.jpg
03-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By HTupolev

That's a different issue. Obviously bike...

That's a different issue. Obviously bike manufacturers make an assumption about the shape of a typical rider on a given frame permutation, and choose a stem per that assumption. What Chas is delving...
03-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By HTupolev

The weight difference is meaningless to be...

The weight difference is meaningless to be concerned over, as a performance difference it's very small compared with rolling resistance differences between tires. For most riders, to reduce climbing...
03-19-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By HTupolev

It's not a side discussion. The OP's bike might...

It's not a side discussion. The OP's bike might be fit too long, so the effect that fit has on handling is directly relevant.


I clarified earlier that by "cramp" I meant that swapping in a...
03-19-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,778
Posted By HTupolev

If you're short selling, sure. Some folks have...

If you're short selling, sure. Some folks have also managed to cash in huge on volatility futures, not to mention the trajectory of the dead cat. And for anyone with a giant pile of cash who's...
03-19-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By HTupolev

If riding in the dry, get shiny fenders to blind...

If riding in the dry, get shiny fenders to blind your enemies with sunlight.
03-18-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By HTupolev

By using a bike that's mostly-similar but has a...

By using a bike that's mostly-similar but has a 40mm longer front-center.

You're claiming that a short stem makes a bike handle weirdly, but since you're changing between stems on one bike, you're...
03-18-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By HTupolev

You're cramping the fit. We're talking...

You're cramping the fit. We're talking maintaining a bike's fit while moving the steering axis farther forward. Both involve a shorter stem, but they have very different implications.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,510
Posted By HTupolev

The thing about 70% isopropyl is that it's...

The thing about 70% isopropyl is that it's already at a target concentration intended for antiseptic use, so diluting it further can make it less effective. The article you linked is targeting an...
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By HTupolev

Many of our gravel roads are narrow and...

Many of our gravel roads are narrow and surrounded by foliage and trees, there are often tons of sticks.

I know Jan has commented before about preferring to only use fenders with slicks, although...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By HTupolev

Compared to a stock DA cage. Your link is...

Compared to a stock DA cage. Your link is comparing just a pulley swap in a stock cage.

https://www.ceramicspeed.com/en/cycling/inside/test-data-reports/ospw-system-report-and-general-information/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By HTupolev

CeramicSpeed does claim a >2W difference with the...

CeramicSpeed does claim a >2W difference with the OSPW system, although most of it is coming from reduced chain tension. That's always a fun one to demonstrate to people: take a setup with a cheap BB...
03-15-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 203,627
Posted By HTupolev

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

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

https://i.imgur.com/z81HMvD.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By HTupolev

I haven't carefully tested different tires widths...

I haven't carefully tested different tires widths on the same bike, but across bikes I haven't noticed anything that's easily-distinguishable.

Even on my gravel bike with its 2.1" tires, my paved...
03-13-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,778
Posted By HTupolev

It's been three days since this post, and Italy...

It's been three days since this post, and Italy just exceeded 1,200 reported COVID-19 deaths. The rate at which infections are being detected in Italy is still rising. And going by the pattern from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By HTupolev

When you say "changing gear too often", what do...

When you say "changing gear too often", what do you mean? Shifting a lot isn't necessarily a problem in and of itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By HTupolev

What do you dislike about your current gearing...

What do you dislike about your current gearing arrangement? What problems are you trying to solve with the change?

Are you happy with your current lowest gear? Are you happy with your current...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,756
Posted By HTupolev

Partly because it feels good, sometimes because...

Partly because it feels good, sometimes because it also indicates turn intent if done early. I think.

Motorcyclists do it to gauge lean angle, but this tactic doesn't apply to road bikes. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By HTupolev

Use a thin full-finger glove. A lot of suitable...

Use a thin full-finger glove. A lot of suitable options are sold as "MTB" gloves.
03-05-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By HTupolev

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra...

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra Sport III.

If you want tan sidewalls, Panaracer Pasela with the red-and-yellow label, NOT the PT version with the blue-and-white label. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,082
Posted By HTupolev

This may be a matter of semantics. Our gravel...

This may be a matter of semantics. Our gravel roads do generally contain a lot of rocky aggregate. On some of the more "major" gravel roads, the aggregate is relatively small, and the road's surface...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

It's true that I'm not familiar with the tire...

It's true that I'm not familiar with the tire clearance of literally every single model of bicycle ever made. I wasn't claiming that nobody had ever made a super-tight-clearance bicycle in the 60s or...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

Not exactly. Higher leverage means that you can...

Not exactly. Higher leverage means that you can get more clamping force for a given hand grip force, but it also means there's less pad engagement for a given lever travel. High-leverage v-brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

No. While "recreational" road bikes often had...

No. While "recreational" road bikes often had more space than the "racing" models, most proper racing bikes from that era had pretty healthy clearances as well. Partly because wider tires existed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

An extra pound has a roughly equivalent...

An extra pound has a roughly equivalent performance impact on a 17lb bike as on a 30lb bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on what you call "classic." Most road...

Depends on what you call "classic." Most road bikes from the early 80s and before can fit at least 30s with healthy clearance.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

Rim brakes massively outperform disc brakes if...

Rim brakes massively outperform disc brakes if you install rim-brake wheels on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

I'd say it's something where the degree of...

I'd say it's something where the degree of nefariousness is a matter of perspective.


That's why I wrote "from 2015", not "model year 2015." My Emonda ALR 5 is indeed a model-year-2016 bicycle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By HTupolev

No, but the closing between rim and disc models...

No, but the closing between rim and disc models of a bike has seemingly been driven in part by rim-brake models getting heavier.

For example, a 2020 Emonda ALR 5 disc is less than half a pound...
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