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05-23-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By woodcraft

Basically no difference IME. $10 stems have...

Basically no difference IME.

$10 stems have been fine, and the only one that cracked was uber fancy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By woodcraft

Ride to the lake for fishing w/ son & grandkids. ...

Ride to the lake for fishing w/ son & grandkids.

The bunch of them rode 16 miles & 1500' on dirt the other week- including the 6 year old.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,080
Posted By woodcraft

This is homemade, & waterproof. You have to...

This is homemade, & waterproof.

You have to take it off to access stuff, but it unrolls & makes a place to put the tools, etc. I may make another with lighter fabric.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,080
Posted By woodcraft

11 oz, just for the bag!

11 oz, just for the bag!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By woodcraft

Install metallic pads, get sick of the noise,...

Install metallic pads, get sick of the noise, install organic pads, get tired of them wearing out fast.

Repeat.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By woodcraft

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05-22-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,720
Posted By woodcraft

Here's the weigh-in with lighter (but still...

Here's the weigh-in with lighter (but still 11/34) cassette, 11 speed chain, and took 18g off the blinky mounting bracket, for reduction of 83g.

I'm gonna fly up those hills!

...
05-22-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,338
Posted By woodcraft

I don't know about best, but this one is very...

I don't know about best, but this one is very functional and portable.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By woodcraft

REI is worth a look.

REI is worth a look.
05-20-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 344
Posted By woodcraft

I don't doubt that the OP is doing what he's...

I don't doubt that the OP is doing what he's doing, but noticing that the chain is pretty worn for the mileage,

so the method may not be the best.

I'll move on as well. Cheers, Jay
05-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 344
Posted By woodcraft

Flushing a car engine with citrus degreaser and...

Flushing a car engine with citrus degreaser and rinsing with water every thousand miles would not be a good thing, IMO.

The OP doesn't detail how thoroughly rinsed, how thoroughly dried after...
05-20-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 344
Posted By woodcraft

Stripping all the lubricant out every 1-200 miles.

Stripping all the lubricant out every 1-200 miles.
05-20-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 344
Posted By woodcraft

I would measure with a ruler, and continue to...

I would measure with a ruler, and continue to ride.

Seems unusual to have readings with the chain checker vary so much.

You may be wearing out the chain prematurely from excessive cleaning.
05-20-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By woodcraft

If you're used to riding hybrid & mtn bikes, ...

If you're used to riding hybrid & mtn bikes,

it would be hard to tell what best reach would be since it takes a while to adapt to road bike riding position, and it changes with fitness and...
05-19-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,720
Posted By woodcraft

You could apply the "can't feel it so it doesn't...

You could apply the "can't feel it so it doesn't matter" argument to latex tubes.

Most folks won't notice a difference vs butyl ones, but those who measure these things say that it is substantial.
05-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,720
Posted By woodcraft

I did a test- put a wheel in the truing stand,...

I did a test- put a wheel in the truing stand, and spun it using very moderate force, timing until stopped.

Results:
Not balanced- 9 minutes, 9 minutes, 8 1/2 minutes.
Balanced w/ 10g- 7 1/2...
05-18-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By woodcraft

Inspired by another thread, I redid the mount for...

Inspired by another thread, I redid the mount for the blinky light, saving 18g.


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05-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,720
Posted By woodcraft

Oh, I don't know... BITD, I kept my...

Oh, I don't know...

BITD, I kept my touring weight to 20lbs including bags and racks. Made a huge difference in the feeling of riding a bike as opposed to being a pack animal.
05-18-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,720
Posted By woodcraft

This is at the moment, with not-the-lightest...

This is at the moment, with not-the-lightest wheels and a porky cassette. Includes bottle cages, front and rear blinkies, computer mount, bell, power meter, and of course, pedals.

Riding weight...
05-17-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By woodcraft

Usually it's the freehub demanding oil. It's a...

Usually it's the freehub demanding oil. It's a Mavik thing.
05-17-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,720
Posted By woodcraft

I use strips of lead flashing, glued on w/...

I use strips of lead flashing, glued on w/ contact cement or spray adhesive, & covered w/ electrical tape.

You can use just tape initially.

Tennis shops sell adhesive lead strips for weighting...
05-16-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By woodcraft

Actually, I was just attempting to pull your...

Actually, I was just attempting to pull your chain. At risk of beating a dead horse, and for anyone who might be interested...

The measurement of KOPS will vary ~5cm just from toe up/down pedaling...
05-15-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By woodcraft

My saddle nose is 8 cm behind the BB. Should I...

My saddle nose is 8 cm behind the BB. Should I change it for proper knee position?
05-15-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By woodcraft

It was put there for clearance of the FD. Not a...

It was put there for clearance of the FD. Not a problem.
05-15-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By woodcraft

What's the point of those bars? Steer with your...

What's the point of those bars? Steer with your feet?
05-15-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,615
Posted By woodcraft

I don't care for Trek's naming strategy- the...

I don't care for Trek's naming strategy- the whole anagram thing. Which is which and how to pronounce Domane?

I had a 5200, or was it a 120, or was it an OCLV?

Nice bikes, 'tho...
05-14-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By woodcraft

IME, a lot of saddle setback is needed to balance...

IME, a lot of saddle setback is needed to balance the long torso,

so a long top tube is not needed & the smaller size is a better fit.
05-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By woodcraft

The majority of bikes (BSOs) are not made to...

The majority of bikes (BSOs) are not made to last,

so being scrap is their intended purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By woodcraft

Nice bike. Maybe up to 6 or 7 years old, assume...

Nice bike. Maybe up to 6 or 7 years old, assume rim brakes, probably 11 speed.

Integrated bar/stem makes fit adjustments harder/more expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,534
Posted By woodcraft

Many folks end up transporting their bike in the...

Many folks end up transporting their bike in the back seat, or the trunk- with the front wheel removed, on a sheet or blanket.
05-11-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 834
Posted By woodcraft

My guess: 20% chance that 28mm tires will fit in...

My guess: 20% chance that 28mm tires will fit in that frame.
05-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,220
Posted By woodcraft

I used to, but that was before CO2 was a thing. ...

I used to, but that was before CO2 was a thing.

Most of the cartridges that I see roadside are from air guns or from NO huffing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,775
Posted By woodcraft

So that would be ones with a nice thick pad,...

So that would be ones with a nice thick pad, except that puts pressure on the soft tissue, so a thinner, firm pad.

They should fit tightly to prevent bunching and friction, but that is...
05-10-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 2,669,884
Posted By woodcraft

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,965
Posted By woodcraft

Jerseys fit better these days, but if you have...

Jerseys fit better these days, but if you have one that flaps it's pretty easy to take it in.

Zig zag stitch to preserve the stretchiness, no need to cut off the excess.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By woodcraft

Disk brakes, wider tires, and electronic shifting...

Disk brakes, wider tires, and electronic shifting have torn the heart out of weight weenie-ism.

I think it's partly that stuff is more interesting and easier to sell than the absence of stuff.
05-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By woodcraft

Measure the ID, OD, and thickness in mm of the...

Measure the ID, OD, and thickness in mm of the bearings,

and get those. I've had good results with inexpensive ones.

It's likely that it is actually 24377 - 7mm thick.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By woodcraft

I'm not sure you can say this riding an 18 lb...

I'm not sure you can say this riding an 18 lb bike.

I barely qualify, & my (Tarmac) weighs 3 lbs less than that.
05-10-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By woodcraft

https://www.amazon.com/FSA-Bb-8060-Bracket-Bearing...

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05-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By woodcraft

Stems and seatposts frequently get stuck from...

Stems and seatposts frequently get stuck from corrosion,

Not being able to rotate the parts would make it much harder to deal with that.
05-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By woodcraft

One flat tire and a few scratches from the 1st...

One flat tire and a few scratches from the 1st Road Bike Party IIRC,
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,189
Posted By woodcraft

Staple some rubber bands to it, and you can use...

Staple some rubber bands to it, and you can use it for a mask...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,965
Posted By woodcraft

I leave the out-front head unit mount a little...

I leave the out-front head unit mount a little loose so it can be adjusted for glare.

This should also make it less likely to break in a mishap.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By woodcraft

If they keep making down tubes bigger like that, ...

If they keep making down tubes bigger like that,

soon you'll be able to put the whole water bottle in there!
05-09-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By woodcraft

https://www.amazon.com/CDI-Torque-TLPT5NM-Newton-L...

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05-09-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By woodcraft

If you are talking about a recovery ride, I hear...

If you are talking about a recovery ride, I hear you. Set out to ride easy, end up hammering.

If it is about developing a faster cadence, one minute intervals at the fastest rpm you can do...
05-09-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By woodcraft

A couple more horns/bells, & you can play a...

A couple more horns/bells,

& you can play a tune!
05-08-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, they don't have removable cores, but are...

Yeah, they don't have removable cores, but are Rallys are ~$20 on sale, so not a big loss.

Basic Tufo tires are an option for inexpensive, sturdy, hold air, but not great ride quality.

For a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By woodcraft

Kudos- rule #9 for sure! I'm picturing the...

Kudos- rule #9 for sure!

I'm picturing the empty water bottles melting in the cages.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By woodcraft

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(to the OP) Have you tried regular bottle cages?
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