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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 112
Posted By woodcraft

Since that cassette would have to be really...

Since that cassette would have to be really stiff,

it could be the brake rotor as well- oh wait, that would make it fixed gear...

multi-speed fixed gear.
10-15-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By woodcraft

I watched part, but gave up- guess I didn't want...

I watched part, but gave up- guess I didn't want to know that bad...
10-15-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By woodcraft

The typical 30mm stem will be 20mm inside the...

The typical 30mm stem will be 20mm inside the rim.

Even if the valve core was removed, there's a good chance that the new valve extender wouldn't seal well without tightening the two parts against...
10-14-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,544
Posted By woodcraft

I'm guessing that road tubeless will overtake...

I'm guessing that road tubeless will overtake this top spot before long.
10-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By woodcraft

Pull the tire.

Pull the tire.
10-14-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By woodcraft

TL;DR 'tho I would be interested in knowing the...

TL;DR 'tho I would be interested in knowing the peeves more concise.
10-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,544
Posted By woodcraft

IMO, it is the reverse- modern glue (e.g....

IMO, it is the reverse- modern glue (e.g. Vittoria Mastik) holds initially and re-tacks much better than the old stuff.

I just had a problem with a tire on the CX bike- way out in the wild, and...
10-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,974
Posted By woodcraft

I couldn't even make an 11 speed chain work on 10...

I couldn't even make an 11 speed chain work on 10 speed-

it spun between the chainrings.
10-11-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By woodcraft

Congrats!

Congrats!
10-11-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,974
Posted By woodcraft

FIFY:) Don't go back to that shop- they'll...

FIFY:)

Don't go back to that shop- they'll stick you for $250 this time.

OTOH, if it lasted 27 years, maybe it was a really, really good chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By woodcraft

My Minoura rollers have heavy 4" drums, and carry...

My Minoura rollers have heavy 4" drums, and carry momentum more than the previous Performance ones,

which I like. Pretty much the opposite of the suggestions for adding resistance in posts above.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,139
Posted By woodcraft

Call it an aero-disk, & make it from carbon...

Call it an aero-disk,

& make it from carbon fiber....
10-08-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,380
Posted By woodcraft

Oh, I lost my lunch, er dinner. Touring...

Oh, I lost my lunch, er dinner.

Touring cross country BITD, Canadian summer youth hostels- Banff. Big pot of stew for dinner.

Sick for 2+ days, lying in the tent, & periodically puking out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:43 AM
10-07-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,876
Posted By woodcraft

Seeing red while trying to hang on to a fast...

Seeing red while trying to hang on to a fast group.
10-06-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By woodcraft

OK, try this thought experiment: When you...

OK, try this thought experiment:

When you sit on the bike, the contact patch flattens, making a shorter distance to the axle.

As you ride, that contact patch stays the same (more or less, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,756
Posted By woodcraft

I was yikes-ing that part of the stem is clamping...

I was yikes-ing that part of the stem is clamping air instead of the steerer tube. I doubt that Giant's engineers would approve of that set up.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,756
Posted By woodcraft

Yikes. I'll take a star nut & the stem clamped...

Yikes. I'll take a star nut & the stem clamped fully on the steerer tube over that.
10-06-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By woodcraft

Clearly, you have not actually tried this.

Clearly, you have not actually tried this.
10-05-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By woodcraft

A very large rider will push the tires down, in...

A very large rider will push the tires down, in effect making a smaller wheel diameter, throwing off the speed calculation.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,378
Posted By woodcraft

Colder temps definitely slow you down- denser air.

Colder temps definitely slow you down- denser air.
10-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By woodcraft

Not often seen in Crossfit IMO. I had a...

Not often seen in Crossfit IMO.

I had a similar experience doing ashtanga yoga- those repeated up & down dogs irritated my lower back.
10-02-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By woodcraft

You can have mine- I hate that thing.

You can have mine- I hate that thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By woodcraft

I use a 48/34 set up. The top end speed...

I use a 48/34 set up. The top end speed capability is fine- start to spin out over 35 mph.

I'd like more middle end speed capability- sustained 22-24 mph on the flat.

Unfortunately, there's no...
09-22-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,241
Posted By woodcraft

One route that I take goes along a creek/estuary,...

One route that I take goes along a creek/estuary, and the rowing club has their dock

and clubhouse on either sides of the path.

Sometimes have to dodge racing shells crossing.

Also watch out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,094
Posted By woodcraft

Go for the 70t ring, and watch the KOMs roll...

Go for the 70t ring,

and watch the KOMs roll in!
09-20-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By woodcraft

Saddle too wide, causing sliding forward to less...

Saddle too wide, causing sliding forward to less comfortable or efficient position?
09-20-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 866
Posted By woodcraft

fify

fify
09-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By woodcraft

After you opened the casing, did you water test...

After you opened the casing, did you water test the tube?
09-19-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,959
Posted By woodcraft

Not the battle I would pick.

Not the battle I would pick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,355
Posted By woodcraft

The bike is still going strong. Newer ones...

The bike is still going strong.

Newer ones probably ride better, but have a stupid seat post clamp,

and I'm loath to break up the 10 speed stable, or to spend $$$.
09-17-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,495
Posted By woodcraft

Wind jacket came loose and wound in the rear...

Wind jacket came loose and wound in the rear wheel, trashing the RD (40'skid!).

Was able to shorten the chain, and single-speed the remaining 40 miles of the ride.


Another time got a stick in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By woodcraft

A great bike and a good choice, assuming it's low...

A great bike and a good choice, assuming it's low miles. What I ride, in the top-end version.

It will be 10 speed, which is fine and may have a 52/39 crankset and not as low of gears as many want...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,823
Posted By woodcraft

50mm summer, 35mm winter.

50mm summer, 35mm winter.
09-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,315
Posted By woodcraft

For me, RPE is accurate to +/- 75 watts, relative...

For me, RPE is accurate to +/- 75 watts, relative to the power meter-

at the end of a long ride, power can be 1/3 lower w/ same or higher RPE.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By woodcraft

"bikes don't have to apex every corner in a...

"bikes don't have to apex every corner in a traffic circle because they're simply not going fast enough to overcome available grip."

FIFY
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By woodcraft

Congratulations on your ten years as a spokesman,...

Congratulations on your ten years as a spokesman,

navigating the varying tensions of BF to get to the hub of things

and dish out wheel info. that stays true.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By woodcraft

'Bout a half size.:) Some folks order a...

'Bout a half size.:)

Some folks order a couple & plan on sending back what doesn't fit.
09-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By woodcraft

I had a roofing contractor move there for work...

I had a roofing contractor move there for work some years ago.

Wonder how that's going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By woodcraft

My foot is 10 1/4", & I wear size 45 Giros- a bit...

My foot is 10 1/4", & I wear size 45 Giros- a bit big, but 44 1/2 is too small.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By woodcraft

If that were the case for cycling, you'd see it...

If that were the case for cycling, you'd see it at the velodrome- swing wide, head to the inside, exit wide- on every turn,

but you don't.


A rough calculation of 11m inside circle, and 30m...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By woodcraft

Often, you can pedal at greater lean than you...

Often, you can pedal at greater lean than you think you can.

IME, taking the most inside line, which is the shortest, is faster.

This shows up riding with a group- around a sweeping turn,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By woodcraft

I know a guy who does ultra distance, and he has...

I know a guy who does ultra distance, and he has stubby little clip on aero bars and his drop bars are saddle height or higher,

so it's more to take the weight off his hands than it is for reduced...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By woodcraft

Since a new chain on a worn cassette can skip,...

Since a new chain on a worn cassette can skip, shops recommend changing the cassette as well

to avoid call-backs and unhappy customers (you fixed my bike and now it skips!).

If the shop used a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By woodcraft

Because aggressive= harsh= feels faster but turns...

Because aggressive= harsh= feels faster but turns out not to actually be faster same as tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By woodcraft

Yes. Put on it's 57th century ride this year-...

Yes. Put on it's 57th century ride this year- longest running in the US? I've led a bunch of rides but lately just show up for them.

The slower rides particularly get a big turn out & a thriving...
09-04-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By woodcraft

I misread your post & thought you were saying the...

I misread your post & thought you were saying the skipping happened big ring but not middle one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By woodcraft

Try some different pads? Toe the pads in? I...

Try some different pads? Toe the pads in?

I have owned & ridden 5 different carbon wheelsets, with plenty of rain riding,

and never felt unsafe or even noticed very much difference wet, dry,...
09-04-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By woodcraft

Chainring is not going to wear out in 2k miles,...

Chainring is not going to wear out in 2k miles, especially if used 10% of the time.

Actually unlikely that the chain would wear out in 2k miles either.

The chain should be shortened since the...
09-04-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,969
Posted By woodcraft

Next time I pass an aircraft on a MUP, I'll...

Next time I pass an aircraft on a MUP, I'll remember that they are very twitchy,

and definitely not announce!
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