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10-18-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,510
Posted By HTupolev

I'd prefer the best of both. I want a frame...

I'd prefer the best of both.

I want a frame handmade by a cyborg!
10-18-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By HTupolev

Non-PT Paselas are fairly supple. Not sure about...

Non-PT Paselas are fairly supple. Not sure about PTs... some of Panaracer's flat-protection schemes are pretty stiff.
10-17-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By HTupolev

Building up is usually considerably more...

Building up is usually considerably more expensive. Assembly labor doesn't cost the manufacturers much, and they're buying the parts in large batches at costs vastly below MSRP.

Building up can be...
10-17-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By HTupolev

The new bike market is rapidly moving entirely to...

The new bike market is rapidly moving entirely to disc brakes, and it was obvious years ago that this is where things are going.


They sometimes do, they just call it "making the fork stiffer."
...
10-17-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14,284
Views: 1,309,247
Posted By HTupolev

Lots of the other MUP users today were terrible...

Lots of the other MUP users today were terrible at picking a lane or holding a line, but at least they didn't make many rapid sudden movements.

https://i.imgur.com/Sm03G7Y.jpg
10-16-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By HTupolev

If the biggest cogs on a cassette are big enough,...

If the biggest cogs on a cassette are big enough, the cassette can be designed so that those cogs can sit out over the wheel's spokes rather than come all the way down to the splines on the freehub...
10-16-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,771
Posted By HTupolev

Range of hand positions. There's nothing...

Range of hand positions. There's nothing inherently aggressive or non-aggressive about drop bars, or flat bars, or any other type of bars. It's all about setup.

I'd flip your point around: what's...
10-16-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By HTupolev

Sure, but shouldn't you get another bike to store...

Sure, but shouldn't you get another bike to store them on?
10-16-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By HTupolev

I wonder what sort of touring bike we're talking...

I wonder what sort of touring bike we're talking about. Heavy-load road tourers like an LHT or 520 or Campeur are distinguished by their accommodations for heavy rear loads, and although these bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,354
Posted By HTupolev

Lower pressures are if anything gentler on rims,...

Lower pressures are if anything gentler on rims, unless you're routinely bottoming out.
10-15-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,510
Posted By HTupolev

Nah, it'll be an airplane.

Nah, it'll be an airplane.
10-15-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,510
Posted By HTupolev

What does offering affordable city bikes have to...

What does offering affordable city bikes have to do with "the mighty" "falling"? Is a C64 somehow less magnificent for sharing a decal design with lots of bikes that cost less?

I don't see what...
10-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,519
Posted By HTupolev

Explored loads of out-and-backs and whatnot near...

Explored loads of out-and-backs and whatnot near Mt Pilchuck. Had some trouble framing photos, but the roads were amazing. Lots of good stuff to remember for later rides.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By HTupolev

What's your weight and what pressure are you...

What's your weight and what pressure are you pumping the tires to? What particular tires are you using? Tubed or tubeless?
Also check your clearances: I have a 2016 Emonda ALR 5 as well, currently...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By HTupolev

Lower gearing does not reduce the power required...

Lower gearing does not reduce the power required to climb at a given speed, but it does reduce the torque that the rider needs to deliver to keep the pedals turning over. Obviously it's technically...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not aware of any thorough analysis of that...

I'm not aware of any thorough analysis of that being openly available, and it's not obvious that even the big manufacturers have characterized it very precisely. It's definitely clear that reviewers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By HTupolev

I mean, it's a freaking headset. Anything that...

I mean, it's a freaking headset. Anything that isn't brinelled is about as good as it gets. What functional goal are you aiming for, exactly?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By HTupolev

Perhaps not, but the "gravel" equipment is still...

Perhaps not, but the "gravel" equipment is still making only incremental changes from current road arrangements. 50-34 to 46-30 is 1-2 shifts out back.


A lot of people don't need anywhere close...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By HTupolev

This issue doesn't have anything specifically to...

This issue doesn't have anything specifically to do with gravel, gravel just puts a bit of additional pressure on it. Insufficient low gearing has been a blind spot in road cycling fashion since the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By HTupolev

If you're looking to get into triathlons, get a...

If you're looking to get into triathlons, get a tri bike. Road fit versus a proper Tri fit with aerobars constitutes a much larger performance difference than you'll see between two reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By HTupolev

That particular hill is an extreme case, but... ...

That particular hill is an extreme case, but...

This is partly a chicken-and-egg issue. By and large, you don't need to be able to put out a lot of power to get up steep hills, if you've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By HTupolev

Probably a large majority of people who ride any...

Probably a large majority of people who ride any kind of mountainous stuff. In my area, we've got plenty of gravel climbs that average 12% or more over a mile at a time. And check out this gorgeous...
10-09-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By HTupolev

Wheels deform in multiple ways when subjected to...

Wheels deform in multiple ways when subjected to tire pressure.

The other big one is the reduction in rim diameter, which subtle reduces the length that all spokes have been pulled to. In the case...
10-07-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,835
Posted By HTupolev

Because the world is out there. ...

Because the world is out there.

https://i.imgur.com/0F4fMfh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Vvh2frj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cDpd5Ku.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rG8lTie.jpg
10-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By HTupolev

You have to divide it by however many plies there...

You have to divide it by however many plies there are. This tire doesn't use an 80TPI fabric under the tread and a 60TPI fabric in the sidewalls, it uses a layup where there are 4 plies under the...
10-07-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By HTupolev

"240 + 180" in Continental Speak means that it...

"240 + 180" in Continental Speak means that it uses a 60TPI ply. 4 plies under the tread is "240", 3 plies under the sidewall is "180."

Marketing people play stupid numbers games with TPI....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,154
Posted By HTupolev

Because it's the same design that levers for flat...

Because it's the same design that levers for flat bars use.

Also because it allows for housing routing with minimal sharp bends, which helps to minimize cable friction. Almost nobody bothered...
10-06-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,519
Posted By HTupolev

Mount Pilchuck and the Pilchuck River valley. ...

Mount Pilchuck and the Pilchuck River valley.

https://i.imgur.com/uXw8HSK.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By HTupolev

No, it's obviously wood.

No, it's obviously wood.
10-03-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By HTupolev

Maybe. But doing extremely high cadences at peak...

Maybe. But doing extremely high cadences at peak effort isn't very difficult, or even unnatural.

A big question is being able to rest when someone is hammering the front on a shallow descent. If...
10-02-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By HTupolev

In the brake levers.

In the brake levers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By HTupolev

If you have an actual reason to build the bike up...

If you have an actual reason to build the bike up yourself, you can make those decisions for yourself. There's no generally "correct" answer.


If your goal is as vague as "I want a road bike",...
10-01-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,486
Posted By HTupolev

I dunno, I'm running low-pressure 52s on one of...

I dunno, I'm running low-pressure 52s on one of my drop-bar vintage steel bikes. Works great.

https://i.imgur.com/3l5DPao.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,245
Posted By HTupolev

Unless you're bottomed out, in which case lower...

Unless you're bottomed out, in which case lower gears can be considerably faster.
09-29-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,078
Posted By HTupolev

Wider tires hold themselves up more stiffly (and...

Wider tires hold themselves up more stiffly (and manage lower rolling resistance) at a given PSI than similarly-built narrower tires. They have lower pressure ratings than narrower tires because a...
09-29-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,519
Posted By HTupolev

Some random poorly-maintained double-track road...

Some random poorly-maintained double-track road near Mt Pilchuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By HTupolev

Your build might not be an "endurance" fit, but...

Your build might not be an "endurance" fit, but minimizing saddle setback and using a long stem indicates that the frame itself is fairly slack and short for the build.

For example, my gravel...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By HTupolev

I just went off their response to the review at...

I just went off their response to the review at the bottom of this page:

https://www.islabikes.com/product/uncategorized/luath-24-age-8/
09-23-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 172,519
Posted By HTupolev

Heading into drizzle season. ...

Heading into drizzle season.

https://i.imgur.com/709BhDF.jpg
09-23-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By HTupolev

I don't frequently take my gravel bike offroad....

I don't frequently take my gravel bike offroad. Many roads are unpaved, and they're often chunky and rough, but they're roads.


The frame and fork may well be reasonable alongside each other, but...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By HTupolev

According to Islabikes, the Luath is rated for up...

According to Islabikes, the Luath is rated for up to 32mm (1.25") tires. Specified ratings usually leave some room for safety, but I'd be surprised if you could squeeze a 1.75" (~44mm) tire in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,123
Posted By HTupolev

Ah yes, the elusive demi-mid-compact double....

Ah yes, the elusive demi-mid-compact double. It'll never work well without a 112mm bolt circle, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,123
Posted By HTupolev

Or go 53/39 without switching to a 130BCD crank.

Or go 53/39 without switching to a 130BCD crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,283
Posted By HTupolev

[/COLOR] What sort of bike are you...

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What sort of bike are you visualizing under the phrase "gravel bike", and what gives it better comfort and control on mixed-surface road rides than a "road bike with larger tire...
09-17-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 103,081
Posted By HTupolev

Yep, it was definitely a frameset in that box! ...

Yep, it was definitely a frameset in that box!

https://i.imgur.com/kWmUqus.jpg
09-17-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 103,081
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/htmIuqq.jpg It's not in...

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

It's not in my hands yet, but theoretically there's a 50cm Ultra Violet Road+ frameset in that box.
09-17-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,771
Posted By HTupolev

I'd count a lot more than that. Tops, upper...

I'd count a lot more than that. Tops, upper bends, ramps, hoods, hooks, drops, phantoms, sphinx, no-hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By HTupolev

Hmm, I'm not sure what specific bicycle my...

Hmm, I'm not sure what specific bicycle my all-round fast road bike is. The bike I've used the most in such a capacity is probably my '79 Fuji America, and the rims on that are 14mm deep. My Emonda...
09-15-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By HTupolev

Haven't ridden it yet, but it's probably...

Haven't ridden it yet, but it's probably rideable, more or less.

I did the worst cloth wrap ever, but whatever.

https://i.imgur.com/FFv9kf3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GYj879H.jpg
...
09-13-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,729
Posted By HTupolev

It's still going to depend on what specific...

It's still going to depend on what specific cassette we're talking about.

And potentially on the other chainring as well.

And the use case of the particular bike.
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