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09-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,069
Posted By vane171

When I noticed this thread, that's came to my...

When I noticed this thread, that's came to my mind. And it is especially bad in a crosswind blowing either way. Luckily I don't have those high profile rims which would make it even worse.

Also...
09-22-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By vane171

Sometimes the doping can have unexpected...

Sometimes the doping can have unexpected consequence, I doubt it is surefire thing to always make you into a rocket. That said, I am of neutral opinion regarding him. Lets say you're right, the crash...
09-19-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,713
Posted By vane171

Not sure on this point (triathlon being...

Not sure on this point (triathlon being individual, not team sport (even if triathlon racers likely are part of a team, just not racing as a team), probably you have an argument there.

Thanks for...
09-19-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,681
Posted By vane171

You need to separate the cost plus R&D that goes...

You need to separate the cost plus R&D that goes into making a bike and its final retail selling price. Those two are not related at all !

The first cost is set for you as manufacturer and the...
09-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,713
Posted By vane171

I recall now, that example of buddy finish I...

I recall now, that example of buddy finish I talked about was in triathlon that finished with a run (I take it, they all do) and the two women held hands through the finish line and it was not...
09-19-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,713
Posted By vane171

I only read about it, don't have means to watch...

I only read about it, don't have means to watch TDF this year. If they rode like that into the finish, that is, not after the finish line, they should be punished or disqualified, same as happened...
09-13-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,873
Posted By vane171

Rocks like these are not that un-friendly to your...

Rocks like these are not that un-friendly to your tires or rims like those I had in mind. Mind you, if I found myself in something like you show in that picture, I might stay in seat and just take it...
09-13-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,873
Posted By vane171

I take it then, you are a rim brakes kind (that...

I take it then, you are a rim brakes kind (that sarcastic jab at TDF). As to wheel changes, I'd think you are an exception but anyway, my guess as to rim brakes in your case is cemented.
I take my...
09-09-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,288
Posted By vane171

I would have thought, those 'add-ons' are counted...

I would have thought, those 'add-ons' are counted into the cost of the cycling hobby.

I didn't read most of the thread and probably it had all been said. I would point out that even expensive bike...
09-05-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,873
Posted By vane171

You have the making of a good insurance salesman....

You have the making of a good insurance salesman. Fixie bike, which is what I believe you commented on, does have a brake, your legs on pedals. True, the efficiency of such a brake does not compare...
08-31-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,002
Posted By vane171

Is that a custom job with brake cables hidden...

Is that a custom job with brake cables hidden under the wrapping? Can't imagine how that would be done, not that I ever looked inside these brakes to see if the cable could be re-routed directly back...
08-31-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,370
Posted By vane171

Thanks. One can make such jokes without invading...

Thanks. One can make such jokes without invading one's privacy zone (it feels like that and indeed it is that). I stopped reading right away when I figured out something is wrong, that I didn't write...
08-29-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,370
Posted By vane171

fify[/QUOTE] HEY, you take that out or I...

fify[/QUOTE]

HEY, you take that out or I will have to report your post! That is not done, editing people's post to insert into their quote what they didn't write!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,286
Posted By vane171

So many great ideas, makes me want to redo my...

So many great ideas, makes me want to redo my wrap. Similar silicon tape is also sold in clear besides black and red colors in that place in electric supplies section.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,286
Posted By vane171

Your brake cables I take it exit through a hole...

Your brake cables I take it exit through a hole in handlebars. so that is fine, but those who have them running under the tape along the bars probably need to fix the end of the wrap more firmly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,286
Posted By vane171

You could use the reversed electrical tape start...

You could use the reversed electrical tape start not just at bottom but also when ending at the top. At the top, it would be essential to cut the wedge properly as it should be. You could also use...
08-28-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,370
Posted By vane171

I'd say, expensive bike is OK if you are...

I'd say, expensive bike is OK if you are experienced bike rider and one who rides for sport enjoyment (not sight seeing or on family outing and such likes, unless your family is a sporting one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 398,904
Posted By vane171

Not sure this qualifies for true empty road...

Not sure this qualifies for true empty road ahead, but this is the countryside where I ride bike. This uphill sometimes gets the better of me and I stop and take in the view, really to recover the...
08-26-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By vane171

That's what I do with my old bike, even if it has...

That's what I do with my old bike, even if it has steel tubes, because I am cheap, I don't have proper bike repair stand. You can improve stability by having a separate, second loop of the rope go...
08-23-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By vane171

The other day on YT bike race video, I've seen...

The other day on YT bike race video, I've seen barriers that are flat all the way down to ground and with only flat feet jutting into the road. They probably have longer feet on the spectator side to...
08-23-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By vane171

... big/big or small/small - even if I never...

... big/big or small/small - even if I never raced and probably can't count myself as very serious amateur cyclist, I have never ever fully cross chained either way and I don't think I ever even came...
08-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,449
Posted By vane171

Maybe cycling is different from tennis, there the...

Maybe cycling is different from tennis, there the pro tennis stalwarts were being doubted year after year and yet, no young wave replaced them so far. And some young upcoming stars are damn sharp but...
08-23-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By vane171

Only read through the thread to see if someone...

Only read through the thread to see if someone points up that misleading thread title. :D

BTW speaking of the 'speeds of chains', when I had my chain off for big clean and inspection last time, I...
08-15-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,873
Posted By vane171

I don't see how my post was one sided view. If...

I don't see how my post was one sided view. If you want angles, well, I looked at the angle of 50+ view. I just thought, that does change things.

Besides, we are all used to one sided angle from...
08-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,873
Posted By vane171

Methinks you forgot you are in the 50+ forum...

Methinks you forgot you are in the 50+ forum section. At this point of life, you are not talking about racing situations, so for example #3...
08-13-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,927
Posted By vane171

Isn't it that bike riding is a good aerobic...

Isn't it that bike riding is a good aerobic exercise but in terms of exercising muscles, it is mostly leg muscles. It doesn't do that much for the body from the waist up. I am not the type to do any...
08-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By vane171

I don't have bicycle repair stand yet but plan to...

I don't have bicycle repair stand yet but plan to build one. So far I made do with suspending bike from a tree branch but the bike swings too much, still better than nothing.
I don't like the idea...
08-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By vane171

The wheels in pictures look like motorcycle...

The wheels in pictures look like motorcycle wheels. The fat, almost rod-like looking spokes and lacing pattern remind me of what I had on my first 50cc motorcycle when I was fifteen years old. If all...
08-12-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,449
Posted By vane171

Not being a veteran watcher of the races, I...

Not being a veteran watcher of the races, I noticed that past deeds go way too long way to keep the now 'has beens' in the forefront of the hype, even if they don't perform for a whole season or even...
08-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By vane171

Problem lies in sport ethics. I am no care bear,...

Problem lies in sport ethics. I am no care bear, elbowing in sprint or closing a rider in so that he doesn't pass under you in a road curve are OK, it is called smart riding, but it shouldn't turn...
08-07-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By vane171

I defended Sagan in TDF when he was ousted...

I defended Sagan in TDF when he was ousted immediately as it happened (and later, after TDF was long done with, that decision was reversed, simply acknowledging what I saw as mere TV watcher right...
08-07-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By vane171

Nobody mentioned XOSS, I just bought it but...

Nobody mentioned XOSS, I just bought it but didn't put it to test yet. There is one satisfied user though on this thread here on post #68...
08-07-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By vane171

If it is the same as on an automobile brakes,...

If it is the same as on an automobile brakes, then it needs proper bleeding. I don't have disc brakes on my bike but I bled my brakes on my vehicle and low brake pedal means not enough fluid in the...
08-06-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By vane171

No offense but you and some others sound like...

No offense but you and some others sound like insurance salesmen.

It doesn't look like its been in any accident, probably was made from some 'chinese aluminum' and the cracks are from tired...
08-04-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By vane171

I may need some info from here when assembling...

I may need some info from here when assembling the triple crank I bought on eBay since it was shipped with the big and middle rings off to make it a more compact parcel. I don't think I will have...
08-01-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By vane171

I confess, in all those years riding with toe...

I confess, in all those years riding with toe clips, I never tightened the straps but keep them just snug enough to be able to slip in/out without much fuss. Only tightened them when I was much...
07-30-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By vane171

This thread makes me feel concerned, even strike...

This thread makes me feel concerned, even strike fear, since I rode all my life in toe clips and just bought my first clipless SPD pedals for my new (secondhand) bike.

I bought shoes that have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,226
Posted By vane171

I only bring up the reason for it and what people...

I only bring up the reason for it and what people get out of it. Otherwise the whole thread looks like people do it to get towed along, exploit others, which paints antagonistic views. And of course...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,226
Posted By vane171

Drafting tends to motivate you to work harder...

Drafting tends to motivate you to work harder than you otherwise would. Typically you draft people who ride faster than you could by yourself. There is no point in drafting behind somebody if that...
07-23-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By vane171

I can see it would be expensive. If you don't...

I can see it would be expensive. If you don't need to be too exact, perhaps there are some devices that estimate the pipe size from a portion of its curved surface. Like if you dig out a pipe only...
07-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By vane171

This interesting gizmo I take it you don't need...

This interesting gizmo I take it you don't need to wrap around a pipe, it is enough to have access to just a part of the pipe's curved body, right?

From the preceding, I like most the spanner...
07-22-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By vane171

:rolleyes: That's just what I did on my older...

:rolleyes: That's just what I did on my older bike. I had that nice post around for a long time and last year decided again to try if I can put it in and I managed. I oiled it well but still didn't...
07-18-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By vane171

Thanks for comment on that. Not that I am really...

Thanks for comment on that. Not that I am really suspicious, in fact I tend to believe most (if not maybe all) play fair.

This W/Kg info I don't quite get, even if I understand the idea behind it,...
07-17-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By vane171

Thanks for the youtube tip, I started watching...

Thanks for the youtube tip, I started watching virtual TDF.

There is lots for improvement though. It seems that staying in the bunch or basically keeping your position relative to other riders is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,954
Posted By vane171

Interesting read this thread. I have an...

Interesting read this thread. I have an interesting observation over the years. In the city, when it gets really hot or hot & humid very bad, you always begin to see some folks out running (jogging)...
07-11-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By vane171

This heyday of not just virtual training but even...

This heyday of not just virtual training but even races on such a level as to make them interesting enough (read worthwhile) to stream to general public, could lead to some development, like in...
07-11-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,955
Posted By vane171

I am inclined to agree with you. Otherwise,...

I am inclined to agree with you.

Otherwise, I think the future is all disk brakes, especially consumer bikes. It creates great aftermarket parts and servicing prospects. With rim brakes, the field...
07-11-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,955
Posted By vane171

I like rim brakes because of simple maintenance,...

I like rim brakes because of simple maintenance, and I talk about span of decades, not year to year.
Of course, you always find cases when people would disagree. Recently I adjusted rim brakes on...
07-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By vane171

I don't think Bernal can be money wise as...

I don't think Bernal can be money wise as lucrative for the team as Froome. For that, you need to have proper, all around 'advertising image' which short South American will never have. On the other...
07-10-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By vane171

Already while watching some more, I came across...

Already while watching some more, I came across the this view into the 'pain cave' where you see what the rider sees on his TV. Most of them probably don't have TV, just laptop I suppose. This is...
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