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03-02-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Spoonrobot

I felt the same way. Glibly told to HTFU by guys...

I felt the same way. Glibly told to HTFU by guys who quit the entire sport a year or two later. Now I just do MTB/Gravel and wait to register a week out. More often than not I just skip the event but...
02-17-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,907
Posted By Spoonrobot

Why would I shine my light directly at motorists...

Why would I shine my light directly at motorists or in their eyes? The light is mounted right side, slightly below the fork crown and aimed to project the hotspot ~75 meters ahead. From the front it...
02-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,381
Posted By Spoonrobot

The possibility for major economic disruption is...

The possibility for major economic disruption is a real concern. There are many employees who will lose their jobs very quickly if there is no product to sell or no parts to complete service. It is...
02-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,969
Posted By Spoonrobot

Few years ago I went looking for a steel disc...

Few years ago I went looking for a steel disc frame. Found the Surly Straggler, looked good for what I wanted but there was no weight listed on the very comprehensive spec sheet....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,509
Posted By Spoonrobot

Cyclists can be split into two groups - those...

Cyclists can be split into two groups - those best served by airless tires and those best served by tubeless tires. Tubed tires are outdated and pointless for anyone not specifically looking to...
12-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Spoonrobot

Thatís edge case for disc brakes limited to very...

Thatís edge case for disc brakes limited to very heavy riders and very light steerers - probably lighter than one could get in a production fork. Itís much more common for average riders on cantis....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,679
Posted By Spoonrobot

Problem is, it's not true. Here's the real...

Problem is, it's not true.

Here's the real world breakdown for what is generally considered paved riding.

19mm tires are slower than 21mm tires are slower than 23mm tires, many of which are...
11-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Spoonrobot

Niner sizing is middle of the road average. You...

Niner sizing is middle of the road average. You should be on a 50cm frame.

What size are all your other bikes?
11-17-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,370
Posted By Spoonrobot

You can rig up either the entire included...

You can rig up either the entire included headband or just the actual silicone holder. Velcro ties or zipties to the helmet usually. For some reason (some) bikepacking cyclists like to wear the...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,496
Posted By Spoonrobot

I ride with a helmet light and in the past rode...

I ride with a helmet light and in the past rode through some of the lower income, high pedestrian areas of Atlanta. The light effectively stops the (potential) interview phase of criminal...
11-05-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,273
Posted By Spoonrobot

"similar to a (proper) car low beam" is poor...

"similar to a (proper) car low beam" is poor logic. Out on my bicycle I do not have a tempered glass windshield, a pressed steel cage or any of numerous other safety features, in front and around my...
10-30-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,540
Posted By Spoonrobot

It's Veloviewer (https://veloviewer.com) 3D Map. ...

It's Veloviewer (https://veloviewer.com) 3D Map.

https://drandalls.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/vv.png
10-24-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,360
Posted By Spoonrobot

I prefer regular google maps and streetview to...

I prefer regular google maps and streetview to determine if it's a safe road to ride. Where other cyclists ride is often not where I want to go, so the heatmap is not helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Spoonrobot

Ah that makes sense, I wasn't understanding your...

Ah that makes sense, I wasn't understanding your post. Yes that's the bottle that works the best. The little red cap is not that important, it should come with a pin type stopper that is much more...
10-20-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,086
Posted By Spoonrobot

I was having a hard time finding the right...

I was having a hard time finding the right bookmark last night but here's TimothyH's route list, it's the best one for GA gravel: https://atlantabikerides.wordpress.com/gravel/

Haralson county is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,159
Posted By Spoonrobot

I've pinch flatted two tubeless road tires. It...

I've pinch flatted two tubeless road tires. It sucks more than tubed tires because pinch flatting a tubeless tire is a terminal event for that tire. Lower pressures + wider rims = much higher...
10-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

As we are discussing bicycles, we do not need to...

As we are discussing bicycles, we do not need to adhere to strict definitions of trail braking for motorcycles that we read on Wikipedia. Trail braking, as an approach to fast & efficient cornering,...
09-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,382
Posted By Spoonrobot

More than you'd expect, less than really matters.

More than you'd expect, less than really matters.
09-27-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,397
Posted By Spoonrobot

Anecdote, observation and looking at the various...

Anecdote, observation and looking at the various BRR/other tests and my own rolldown testing. Take it for what it's worth.

I meant it literally that I am a Cat 4 mid-pack rider. I do 10-15 gravel...
09-26-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,397
Posted By Spoonrobot

Got some looks the first couple times but after...

Got some looks the first couple times but after that no one cared. Average attendance is ~32 riders and it's usually the same group of regulars. Long as you can corner in a straight line they don't...
09-26-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,397
Posted By Spoonrobot

The Schwalbes I saw blown off were on rims...

The Schwalbes I saw blown off were on rims specifically recommended by the manufacturer (I saw the emails) and the issue was a production problem that the company played at ignorance and deception...
09-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,397
Posted By Spoonrobot

About 8000 tubed and 4000 tubeless. I got a few...

About 8000 tubed and 4000 tubeless. I got a few small nicks but no cuts past the tread nor any punctures. The mileage has been broken up over 4 years or so and split in that sometimes I'd replace the...
09-26-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,397
Posted By Spoonrobot

I've found puncture and wear resistance for the...

I've found puncture and wear resistance for the Rene Herse tires to be very good. I usually get around 4500 miles from my regular Baby Shoe Pass 650bx42 tires, I only tested the other sizes and did...
09-25-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,397
Posted By Spoonrobot

The future is now old man. WTB Byline...

The future is now old man.

WTB Byline 700cx44 or 40 or 34. If you want to weight towards gravel.

Rene Herse Snoqualmie Pass 700cx44 or Barlow Pass 700cx38 or Bon Jon Pass 700cx35. If you want...
09-23-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,330
Posted By Spoonrobot

I lost a $20 bill once, went right out my jersey...

I lost a $20 bill once, went right out my jersey pocket while I was getting a clif bar, I suspect. Later that same year I lost a $120 pocket knife through a hole in my front pocket. Then to cap it...
09-18-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

Let me help you with an article aimed towards...

Let me help you with an article aimed towards cyclists, not race car drivers: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/zeps-how-to-mythbusters-braking-through-downhill-corners-2015.html
09-13-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,049
Posted By Spoonrobot

It's rare that a quote so effectively skewers...

It's rare that a quote so effectively skewers both sides of debate. Well done :thumb:
09-13-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,049
Posted By Spoonrobot

The point is, he can ride with much more...

The point is, he can ride with much more experienced riders without being proficient at those skills.
09-13-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,049
Posted By Spoonrobot

There's no money to be made trying to teach...

There's no money to be made trying to teach skills that anyone can master in a few hours, if it even takes that long. Cycling skills as the OP wished to discuss, are not as complex as some are making...
09-11-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,049
Posted By Spoonrobot

Thatís not what I said but to clarify, training...

Thatís not what I said but to clarify, training crits. Open field with a smattering of 1-2s and the bulk being 3s/4s with a few 5s. Not hard to stay in the pack, lots of 5s are strong enough to roll...
09-11-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,049
Posted By Spoonrobot

Talk about nit-picking a thread to death...

Talk about nit-picking a thread to death :rolleyes:



I agree with the OP's point. At the extreme end - I was doing practice races with Cat A/B track cyclists who had years of experience...
09-11-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,392
Posted By Spoonrobot

It was bizarre, never experienced anything close...

It was bizarre, never experienced anything close on any previous ride. I also ordered the same pepper spray and have the same reservations as well. We'll see how it goes but I'm hoping it was an...
09-11-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,392
Posted By Spoonrobot

I always feel a little bad when the short dogs...

I always feel a little bad when the short dogs come out. Their little legs just donít have the stride to do much more than make it off the porch before Iím gone :(
09-10-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,392
Posted By Spoonrobot

You ever make it down to Georgia send me a PM and...

You ever make it down to Georgia send me a PM and Iíll help you get some experience to round out your worldview.
09-09-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,287
Posted By Spoonrobot

I travel extensively for work and in my...

I travel extensively for work and in my experience this is not remotely true. Sure you can find a random 1/2 mile gravel road here and there but good gravel riding? A comprehensive route that is fun...
09-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

Did you leave, yet? Should we expect the donation...

Did you leave, yet? Should we expect the donation to a cycling charity of your choice during your tour or after you return?
09-05-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

The Cyclocross and Gravelbiking forum hereby...

The Cyclocross and Gravelbiking forum hereby vouches for Metieval, he has ridden many years successfully as is well documented in the aforementioned Cyclocross and Gravelbiking forum. Please continue.
09-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

As you know, Shimano redesigned the shifters for...

As you know, Shimano redesigned the shifters for their GRX gravel group to deal specifically with how poor and insecure braking is from the hoods.
...
09-05-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

The rider's arms were not locked. That's clear to...

The rider's arms were not locked. That's clear to see from the video, his arms flex as he accommodates the initial bump but are overwhelmed by sudden upward acceleration, subsequently the lack of...
09-04-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

You tried to hedge your shot with deceptive...

You tried to hedge your shot with deceptive camera angles but it didn't work. He are correct, illustrative shots that you should have posted. These shots are directly across from the shifter, camera...
09-04-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,272
Posted By Spoonrobot

Incorrect, on multiple points. Having a firm grip...

Incorrect, on multiple points. Having a firm grip on the hoods requires hand re-positioning before braking. Having a firm grip on the drops does not. Drops are always more secure than hoods. You get...
08-25-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,648
Posted By Spoonrobot

I found the GK slicks to be noticeably better at...

I found the GK slicks to be noticeably better at resisting cuts than other tires. For the price I'm of the opinion they're the best rolling tires, all the other options are heavier/slower or much...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,180
Posted By Spoonrobot

You seem to be conflating the age-old issue of...

You seem to be conflating the age-old issue of "people on bikes" vs. recreational cyclists. However, with respect to recreational cyclists - This mindset is tired, played out and untrue. "The average...
08-18-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,621
Posted By Spoonrobot

Here's the thing with descending: 1....

Here's the thing with descending:

1. Everything happens faster than you expect.

2. You never have the visibility you think you do.

Of the ways recreational cyclists die, crossing the center...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By Spoonrobot

I use twofish lockblocks...

I use twofish lockblocks (https://www.amazon.com/TwoFish-9-Lockblocks-Flashlight-Holder/dp/B001CJXB5E) strapped to a 1/2" PVC endcap (cheap version of eyelet stub mounts) with a 5mm hex bolt run...
08-12-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By Spoonrobot

Ask for references, contact them and see how...

Ask for references, contact them and see how their experience went both short term and long term.
08-10-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,540
Posted By Spoonrobot

I like this one from today's ride. ...

I like this one from today's ride.
https://drandalls.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_8337.jpg
8-10-2019, Bill Cline Road, Coweta County Georgia
08-08-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,096
Posted By Spoonrobot

The Soma doublecross disc will fit 700cx45s with...

The Soma doublecross disc will fit 700cx45s with ~3mm clearance in the rear and a bunch in the front. ĎCourse itís QR, straight head tube and steel. But it fits 45s and rides very well.
08-07-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Spoonrobot

I'd rather just wipe my bike down with a wet rag...

I'd rather just wipe my bike down with a wet rag than use a aerosol silicone/wax spray.
08-07-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,238
Posted By Spoonrobot

Here's my original post, since you are using it...

Here's my original post, since you are using it to create a situation that did not occur. It was not a close pass.



A close pass is not in the eye of the beholder. It is statutorily defined in...
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