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07-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By rosefarts

So I've been browsing too, see my recent thread...

So I've been browsing too, see my recent thread about rigid 29ers.

You're right, I'm seeing way fewer good used frames. In the semi distant past I've sold a GT xziang, a Zaskar LE, Felt B2, a...
07-22-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By rosefarts

Get in a really low gear and keep as much weight...

Get in a really low gear and keep as much weight off the front wheel as possible. It'll still suck but it's your only option.

I rode two different centuries this spring, both sandy as heck. The...
07-22-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By rosefarts

I think I want a rigid bike

I think I do anyway. I had a single speed Nashbar 29er a couple years ago. I liked how it rode but was really low end and super heavy. I also like absurd climbs, and my far from absurd legs need...
07-22-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,615
Posted By rosefarts

I took a long hiatus from riding. A few years ago...

I took a long hiatus from riding. A few years ago I found a rusting Peugeot in the alley. I fixed it and repainted it and it actually worked pretty well.

It was 25lbs but seemed smooth and kinda...
07-22-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,615
Posted By rosefarts

16mph solo on an entry level bike is probably...

16mph solo on an entry level bike is probably more watts than 21 in a group on a nice bike.

Sounds like time to work on your group riding.

Try to minimize gaps they create on hills and corners....
07-21-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,304
Posted By rosefarts

One of my best finishes when I raced was on a...

One of my best finishes when I raced was on a 100+ degree day. I remember dry heaving after the end and being unable to keep food down for the rest of the day.

I suffer well. Far from actually...
07-21-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By rosefarts

Salida and further up by Monarch Pass are really...

Salida and further up by Monarch Pass are really better suited fot mountain biking.

I'm sure you could ride mist of the trails on and around the hill with a gravel bike. I can with 38mm tires. For...
07-10-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,407
Posted By rosefarts

Or a fair bit of learning regarding other...

Or a fair bit of learning regarding other people's opinions here.
07-10-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By rosefarts

Anything that isn't deep should fit the bill. I'd...

Anything that isn't deep should fit the bill. I'd get silver open pros and call it a day.

They'll likely lace up with a different spoke length than the 40 year old ones on the bike, so be prepared...
07-10-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,407
Posted By rosefarts

I have bitex on mine. They aren't loud. Yes, they...

I have bitex on mine. They aren't loud. Yes, they are louder than the Campy hubs on my road bike and also louder than Shimano. Once you're off pavement, the sound of dirt, washboards, winds, my...
07-09-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By rosefarts

So I've never stripped an Allen bolt head. I've...

So I've never stripped an Allen bolt head. I've come across ones that had been wrenched on with the wrong standard and gotten close. Still managed to get them replaced before stripping.

I'm not...
07-09-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By rosefarts

I had my first Thomson maybe 20 years ago. For...

I had my first Thomson maybe 20 years ago. For the life of me I can't understand how that clamping design hasn't become ubiquitous. It's superior to everything else I've seen. There are more...
07-08-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By rosefarts

Enjoy your Colorado vacation. I rode a...

Enjoy your Colorado vacation.

I rode a cruiser provided by the Airbnb when I stayed in New Orleans. I can't imagine doing any more cycling than that.

If you end up in Southern Colorado, pm me,...
07-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By rosefarts

There was a day when the Velox fabric rim strip...

There was a day when the Velox fabric rim strip was the unquestionable standard. If you didn't have it, you probably had a crappy wheel and a rubber band around the rim.

With the tubeless...
07-08-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,767
Posted By rosefarts

I have a loop of webbing hanging from the ceiling...

I have a loop of webbing hanging from the ceiling that I can hook the seat with. For added stability, I girth hitch another loop to the stem.

Yes it can swing.

I've built several bikes this...
07-08-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,592
Posted By rosefarts

There are only a handful of great roads to ride...

There are only a handful of great roads to ride around here. I can't ride the same place over and over. Gravel opened up a whole network of fantastic local riding.
07-08-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By rosefarts

I really think it depends on what you use the...

I really think it depends on what you use the bike for.

For some, gravel is basically road riding we ty a dusty diversion here and there. I think a lot of folks rode these conditions with 23s and...
07-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 143,822
Posted By rosefarts

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07-01-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By rosefarts

Do you have a bike coop? The one nearest me (45...

Do you have a bike coop? The one nearest me (45 minutes) has a rack of forks. Most are lower end steel, threaded, 1". Nothing over $10.
07-01-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,438
Posted By rosefarts

turp

turp
07-01-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By rosefarts

I award you ten internets for originality.

I award you ten internets for originality.
07-01-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By rosefarts

Cycling after a toe fusion?

I'm thinking about getting a toe fusion. The most distal joint of the big toe. I've basically destroyed it with tight rock climbing shoes for the last 25 years, it's not a bike thing.

If I do...
06-27-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,259
Posted By rosefarts

As everyone else said, only true if the upgrade...

As everyone else said, only true if the upgrade only nets a tiny weight loss.

It's totally possible to drop 1 to 1.5 lbs of rotating weight. It makes a huge difference. Just like on the road bike....
06-27-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By rosefarts

I've never understood why someone would cook...

I've never understood why someone would cook spinach.
06-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By rosefarts

Southern Colorado. The day after I got my...

Southern Colorado.

The day after I got my road bike 3 years ago, I rode it up Pike's Peak. Stock it came equipped with a 53/39 crank and a 12-25 cassette. It was most certainly a leg day.
06-25-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By rosefarts

Try to go on some long rides between now and...

Try to go on some long rides between now and then.

Accept that you're going to be slower than others who don't look that fit.

Accept that your butt will hurt.

Takes breaks.

Decide not to...
06-25-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By rosefarts

Two sets of wheels for mine. 700x40 knobby and...

Two sets of wheels for mine. 700x40 knobby and 700x30 slick.

It's a barely perceptible change in gearing.

I don't have a power meter.

My road bike, at 700x25 with a 34/30 granny gear feels...
06-24-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,991
Posted By rosefarts

I noticed a semi common theme in this thread....

I noticed a semi common theme in this thread. Autoimmune pathology. Ankylosing, Chrons, IBD, Celiac, now add me to the list with Dermatomyositis.

The first time I had to find a bush, strip my...
06-24-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By rosefarts

Heart Rate 238

Not really. Most rides I get one or two spikes of 238. Like it's the default high.

Clearly an error. It's annoying because it throws my cool looking graph off.

I use a Garmin 235. I have an...
06-24-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,298
Posted By rosefarts

I actually have a pinched nerve in my back from...

I actually have a pinched nerve in my back from cycling that will send pain down the left arm. It doesn't affect my breathing though.

I have experienced what you are talking about in two very...
06-19-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,153
Posted By rosefarts

I'll go ahead and assume you are already a great...

I'll go ahead and assume you are already a great descender. You've given us no reason to believe otherwise.

I do a gnarly descent nearly every ride. It's my location. I have canti brakes. I...
06-17-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By rosefarts

If you don't mind getting dirty, they're no...

If you don't mind getting dirty, they're no problem to separate using just your fingers.

I have the goofy chain tool/headset cap. In it resides a spare link. I have never used it.
06-17-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By rosefarts

Tying and soldering is noisy AF. Not a trick for...

Tying and soldering is noisy AF. Not a trick for road wheels!
06-17-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By rosefarts

I think you guys need to have been between 16 and...

I think you guys need to have been between 16 and 23 in the late 90s. Otherwise, this isn't a great idea.

After this build, I am about to change into plaid shorts and a flannel shirt. What the...
06-17-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By rosefarts

I built one today. I damaged an old rim but...

I built one today.

I damaged an old rim but I wanted to keep the DA hub. I took the whole thing apart and used the spokes off it. The new rim has a little smaller ERD so the spokes wouldn't...
06-17-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By rosefarts

I bet you will be fine.

I bet you will be fine.
06-17-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,402
Posted By rosefarts

A big advantage of 650b is big tires without toe...

A big advantage of 650b is big tires without toe rub.

My bike has no rub with road tires. When I mount the 38s, it's pretty significant. It's mostly just annoying, and it's caused a foot dab once...
06-17-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,470
Posted By rosefarts

You can also get pretty technical on a gravel...

You can also get pretty technical on a gravel bike.

My road bike predates gravel. I was fortunate enough that in 2001 when it was be built, the frame maker set it up to allow up to 30mm tires. It...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-16-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By rosefarts

Didn't Black Diamond stop using Aermet in their...

Didn't Black Diamond stop using Aermet in their ice tools because it kept breaking? Strong but maybe brittle.

Hopefully it's a little more compliant as a tube.
06-16-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By rosefarts

I mostly do it when I post inconsequential fluff....

I mostly do it when I post inconsequential fluff. Literally no one would have their ride improved or diminished by skipping this thread. I'm perfectly fine with that.

BTW I flatted that stupid...
06-16-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By rosefarts

Italian thread is a different size cup and on one...

Italian thread is a different size cup and on one side is threaded different from English. There is nothing you can do to make an English threaded BB fit into a bike that is set up for Italian.

A...
06-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,735
Posted By rosefarts

I'm pretty sure a horse followed by a human on...

I'm pretty sure a horse followed by a human on foot would both be faster up to about 12mph. Beyond that, a bike is quicker and can sustain speeds.

Who else laughed when the OP mentioned bike cops...
06-11-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By rosefarts

Sweet, I'm nearly sold. Do they come with zinc...

Sweet, I'm nearly sold. Do they come with zinc and a volleyball?
06-11-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By rosefarts

I ordered Ryders Trappers with VeloPolar. They...

I ordered Ryders Trappers with VeloPolar. They might actually create a venturi effect on the eyeballs. The result is basically agony for someone with sensitive eyes. I'm in the process of sending...
06-11-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,883
Posted By rosefarts

You can call them Ergo's or STI's depending on...

You can call them Ergo's or STI's depending on brand.

If you call them brifters, I'm going to assume you always smell like BO and sunscreen, all of your clothing is faded dayglo, and you've got...
06-11-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,535
Posted By rosefarts

I am using Bitex hubs, DT swiss 460 rims, and...

I am using Bitex hubs, DT swiss 460 rims, and double butted spokes throughout. Iíve not managed to even knock them out of true. I am at about 1500 or 1550, I canít remember.

Had I used Mavic Open...
06-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By rosefarts

I prefer seat because I can coast downhill with...

I prefer seat because I can coast downhill with no pedals. Iíll fight anyone who thinks otherwise.
06-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By rosefarts

Ive got a couple wheels with fresh-ish orange...

Ive got a couple wheels with fresh-ish orange seal that Iím going to suck dry because I want to run tubed GP4000ís on. Iíll use that used seal for this experiment.

I donít know if it works. It...
06-10-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,225
Posted By rosefarts

Maybe if they had to ride around the block to get...

Maybe if they had to ride around the block to get their insulin and metformin.
06-10-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By rosefarts

I finally got one!

I was beginning to think something was wrong with me. 25 years of cycling and I never had any problems mounting tires, yet someone here has trouble every day.

I got a spare set of wheels and tires...
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