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08-29-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,752
Posted By Caliper

Aside from one chain drop that got tangled in the...

Aside from one chain drop that got tangled in the crank spider, I have always used the front derailleur to shift any chain drops back on, no stopping needed.
08-22-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,097
Posted By Caliper

Ha, I actually still haven't bought the wheels. ...

Ha, I actually still haven't bought the wheels. I set my Schwinn Passage up fixed though. The Raleigh above got upgraded to some deeper section fixed wheels and donated the 27" hoops to the Passage...
06-07-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Caliper

Actually... I figured these would be the best...

Actually... I figured these would be the best due to their tread and stiff sole. It's not like I'm out there trying to do singletrack on Chesters with a Look cleat hanging out, lol. The SPD cleat...
06-06-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Caliper

My wrists are the same - flat bars kill me. ...

My wrists are the same - flat bars kill me. Currently my two favorite bars are the Surly Molokko (as pictured by Kapusta, but without the extras) and the 23* Salsa Bend. I also run the bars with...
06-06-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Caliper

Well, I go and ask a question then promptly bang...

Well, I go and ask a question then promptly bang myself up clipping a tree and bruise my ribs... Back to riding more now. Got some Chesters (what the LBS had in stock), but still using my SPD style...
05-24-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Caliper

I guess when I mentioned flats I always meant...

I guess when I mentioned flats I always meant pedals and thought that flats as a shoe style were womens dress shoes... But point taken. Platform pedals it is.

I guess I hadn't considered the...
05-24-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Caliper

Help a roadie on flat pedal technique

I've mostly ridden road bikes since childhood and 99% of the time with clipless pedals. Currently I'm trying to improve my MTB skills and am caught in between clipless and flat pedals. So far I...
01-21-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,747
Posted By Caliper

It heavily depends on the road surface. On...

It heavily depends on the road surface. On smooth pavement or a velodrome - high PSI will roll the fastest because the surface is so smooth. If you have a chip seal road with some roughness, a...
01-16-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By Caliper

No rules here, just my personal taste ...

No rules here, just my personal taste



Components look good all having the same finish. This is also because they should all be from the same grouppo.

But, brakes and wheels could...
01-15-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,601
Posted By Caliper

Still swappable, but will definitely want an 8sp...

Still swappable, but will definitely want an 8sp freewheel to swap cogs from, may have to match brands as well so the cog splines are the same.
01-15-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,601
Posted By Caliper

The freehub body may be the same, but the spacing...

The freehub body may be the same, but the spacing between each individual gear, plus the thickness of the gears are different. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html

There are some...
01-11-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Caliper

Wing nut axle bolts. Yay or nay?

It seems that wing nut axle bolts used to be a thing, but any nutted wheel today comes with a plain hex nut. Is this just cost savings? Did the wing nuts not work well? Rips your leg open in a crash?
01-10-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By Caliper

Your 29er looks very similar to mine with the...

Your 29er looks very similar to mine with the woodchipper and BB7's there. I'd say just keep rolling the 29er, maybe with some fast rolling tires in the 50-60mm area. I ran mine with the squishy...
01-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,345
Posted By Caliper

If you like all that trouble, but I was...

If you like all that trouble, but I was suggesting wrapping the opposite direction as an upgrade that does away with electrical tape entirely.
01-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,156
Posted By Caliper

To really cover that would have been a sidebar as...

To really cover that would have been a sidebar as long as the video. But they did mention the greater casing tension at the same pressure in a larger tire, which is the root cause of the rolling...
01-09-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,345
Posted By Caliper

I could never get electrical tape to stay in...

I could never get electrical tape to stay in place, always ended up making a goopy mess eventually. Heck, even when used on wiring it tends to end up a mess. I have gone to wrapping my bars from...
01-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Caliper

1) Chainrings are only in the front 2)...

1) Chainrings are only in the front


2) I've seen chainrings from about 60T down to 22T


3) Cassettes have options from 10T to 50T


4) You can't necessarily use all of these together on...
01-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,156
Posted By Caliper

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no...

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no they aren't really lying - technically. Just like a car tire, the max is the max for the tire and has nothing to do with the actual vehicle you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Caliper

Your two lines here contradict each other. ...

Your two lines here contradict each other.


Because if it's powered then it's not a bicycle, it's an electric moped. The entire point of cycling as an athletic sport is that it's human...
01-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Caliper

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would...

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would be pointing up and the sealant will drain away from it. This is exactly what I do to make sure that sealant DOESN'T spray out...


If I were to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,373
Posted By Caliper

They worked great for me when I lived in an area...

They worked great for me when I lived in an area with goatheads.



Just how low are you pushing it on the road? I use the Berto tire pressure app to set pressures. It recommends a far lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By Caliper

Not the shims, the adaptor plate. The adapters...

Not the shims, the adaptor plate. The adapters appeared flat when I sighted across them yet they didn't work. With the LG shoes, I can see a slight twist to the adapter but they work. Seems like a...
12-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,169
Posted By Caliper

*Could* you? Sure. Go into a turn and put the...

*Could* you? Sure. Go into a turn and put the inside pedal down (or just keep pedaling). If you keep turning harder/leaning further then at some point, you'll be able to hit the inside pedal on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By Caliper

Have Zero pedals with Zero v2 cleats, the cleats...

Have Zero pedals with Zero v2 cleats, the cleats came sealed in their plastic bag.




I have been using them on my spare shoes, which are old Performance house brand shoes and not listed. I...
12-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,169
Posted By Caliper

I think it depends on where/how you ride. 265mm...

I think it depends on where/how you ride. 265mm BB height is very road-bike-like, 255 is lower than most road bikes it seems. If you like to play MTB, then it's likely too low. If you ride dirt...
12-29-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Caliper

If you mean a quick release, then yes it can be...

If you mean a quick release, then yes it can be done but not many wheels come that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,373
Posted By Caliper

How would tubed w/ sealant be any different from...

How would tubed w/ sealant be any different from tubeless w/ sealant?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,373
Posted By Caliper

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those...

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those goatheads, I bought tubes that came new with slime in them. Worked fine. This was the goopy green stuff that they sell for cars and yard equipment,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By Caliper

Very difficult to get into Speedplay pedals...

After admiring their sleek and minimal design for years, I finally decided to try Speedplay pedals out. Like many of my pedals, I snagged a used set off eBay and paired them with new cleats. My...
12-24-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

To my memory, my helmets have had a year of...

To my memory, my helmets have had a year of manufacture marked on them. My current one certainly does.



Yet you also repeatedly claim that the material doesn't degrade which seems that you...
12-22-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,736
Posted By Caliper

Well, the floating ring didn't end up working for...

Well, the floating ring didn't end up working for my bikes geometry. Too bad. With the dingle cog in there, the outer gearing combo meant that even a tiny 24T ring would rub the inside of the...
12-17-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,684
Posted By Caliper

NOT 1x only (see feature 05 on their page) ...

NOT 1x only (see feature 05 on their page) However after some more reading, a 2x setup limits you to a 40mm tire? Not really that great when other companies fit 45-50mm AND both derailleurs...
...
12-17-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

Again, you're confusing something simply being...

Again, you're confusing something simply being present with the properties that make it useful. Really, what petroleum based product IS stable with age? They may not decompose and crumble to dust...
12-17-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

I would trust Snell over the CPSC, because I...

I would trust Snell over the CPSC, because I never trust Government to get anything right. The CPSC has been doing the bike helmet thing for 20 years now though, wouldn't it be great if they had...
12-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

Isn't a degradation of the materials in the...

Isn't a degradation of the materials in the helmet the root cause behind the replacement? Nobody ever claimed that helmets should be replaced because fashion trends have changed.
12-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

It certainly is with money. You can easily...

It certainly is with money. You can easily amortize it by just setting aside a tiny bit of money from each paycheck. Time can be a bit more subjective, but for most of us buying a helmet is a...
12-16-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

If you're worrying about this, you're in the bike...

If you're worrying about this, you're in the bike shop how many times in 3-4 years? I've never done much trying on for a helmet. Find the options/features you want, check that the color is what you...
12-16-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,676
Posted By Caliper

Tires also last "forever" in a landfill. But I...

Tires also last "forever" in a landfill. But I can tell you that even a tire stored in a climate controlled building for 5-10 years and not used will not perform as it did when new.

I don't get...
12-10-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,736
Posted By Caliper

So my bike actually is a mid 80's Schwinn tourer...

So my bike actually is a mid 80's Schwinn tourer with angled dropouts. It just doesn't quite work right with my desired gear ratios though. Either the chain is loose at the furthest rearward position...
12-09-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,736
Posted By Caliper

Fixed gear with vertical dropouts, has anyone tried this solution?

I've got a bike that's set up fixed which doesn't have track dropouts. I can't get the right chain tension with my desired gearing and the gearing that gets good tension just bugs me... So, while...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Caliper

Broke a bead on my tire - am I doing it wrong?

In my quest for winter traction, I found a pair of Vee Snowshoe 2XL tires for my fat bike. My rims are Mulefut 80's set up tubeless with Sun brand rim tape. Anyways, while inflating the front tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,698
Posted By Caliper

I disagree. If you want to work through every...

I disagree. If you want to work through every ratio all the time, half-step will keep your fingers busy. But, it can also be run as a wide range cassette with the option to fine-tune your ratio. ...
12-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Caliper

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes...

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes that will fit, depending on how you want the fit to be. Racers typically go for a smaller frame for less weight and maybe quicker handling. Often...
11-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,103
Posted By Caliper

Where one sends ones money is something worth...

Where one sends ones money is something worth pondering.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,901
Posted By Caliper

I don't think that is true. Look at the...

I don't think that is true.

Look at the origin of a 700C wheel. C specified the tire width and 700 the rolling diameter. The 700C system used the same 622mm BSD rim that we use today. So, if...
11-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,864
Posted By Caliper

Old pads suck because the pad material goes hard...

Old pads suck because the pad material goes hard with time. Also, what brand are they? Cheapo pads started bad and only get worse. Get some Swiss Stop pads or something similar.
11-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,367
Posted By Caliper

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite...

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite disc calipers. I have the them with Jagwire cable disc specific cables with full-length cable housing and they feel every bit as good as hydraulics...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Caliper

It might not be the only answer, but I'd say...

It might not be the only answer, but I'd say that's a first thing to address. Loosen the shoes a bit. If you have a system that allows you to loosen certain areas, try just loosening the toes. ...
11-23-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,864
Posted By Caliper

Considering that the mounting bolt for caliper...

Considering that the mounting bolt for caliper brakes is only a mm or two above the peak of the caliper frame, if your tire is hitting the caliper it is also likely to have clearance issues with the...
11-23-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,864
Posted By Caliper

Some are resistant due to steady issues with...

Some are resistant due to steady issues with discs and no better performance in dry (which is 99% of my rides). I have three disc equipped bikes and only one of them is consistently quiet when...
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