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01-17-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Shimagnolo

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple...

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple in compression.
If spokes are too short, they can put the body of the nipple in tension, causing breakage.
Are the spokes long enough to reach the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By datlas

Front Chainring Lifespan?

I noticed that my chain was slipping when on an easy gear (small front chainring and larger cog in back) but only under load, like starting from a stop or standing up on a hill and pushing hard.
...
01-16-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Podagrower

Remember to check your brake bearings?

In the middle of disassembling my Shimano BR 1050 calipers (1986 vintage) I was extremely surprised to encounter ball bearings between the two arms. Teeny, tiny miniscule little bearings. Only two...
01-16-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By aggiegrads

Part II - Ball-Ends OK, so I spent some more...

Part II - Ball-Ends

OK, so I spent some more time looking at ball ends. I did see some interesting things when I looked close up. One thing that it important to know if that the contact area in a...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
12-29-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,979
Posted By HTupolev

My experience is that most LBSs don't carry a...

My experience is that most LBSs don't carry a very good selection of 27" tires, but many have something basic in stock, like a Kenda K35.

As far as what happened... 27" wheels have a bead seat...
12-29-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Sometimes the myth of titanium gets a bit much....

Sometimes the myth of titanium gets a bit much. People have been welding and manufacturing with titanium since the early '50s and bicycles were produced by companies such as Teledyne since the early...
12-14-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By ThermionicScott

Drew Eckhardt , quite a list of horrible...

Drew Eckhardt , quite a list of horrible symptoms. I'm sorry to hear your life has been impacted so badly. :(
12-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By gearbasher

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a...

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a couple on hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By ericcox

On bike fits

I've been riding road bikes for about 23 years. While my first bike wasn't a great fit, I've been careful with fittings with each subsequent bike, though I have adjusted my position through the...
12-07-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,631
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I strongly disagree with your opinion on a water...

I strongly disagree with your opinion on a water plan. A good water plan replaces most, though usually not all, of the water and electrolytes lost during exercise. The amount of both varies widely...
12-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By davidad

The tapers should be greased and a torque wrench...

The tapers should be greased and a torque wrench used. Installing Cranks by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html)
12-05-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By mrrabbit

Gap calipers . . . . . . so long as sidewall...

Gap calipers . . .

. . . so long as sidewall thickness is .5 mm or more, there's some life left.

Most rims start at 1.4 to 1.6mm

=8-)
12-03-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,631
Posted By Iride01

A lot of times I read articles on hyponatremia...

A lot of times I read articles on hyponatremia that get so wrapped up in making the point how serious hyponatremia is that they fail to tell us comparative data to hypernatremia. IE. They talk...
11-30-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,773
Posted By 10 Wheels

Saw You on The 101 in CA ...

Saw You on The 101 in CA
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11-29-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By dedhed

5/16-32 UNEF 2A fit external thread has a min...

5/16-32 UNEF 2A fit external thread has a min major diam of .3055"


https://www.efunda.com/designstandards/screws/unified.cfm?start=64&finish=147
11-29-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By DaveSSS

5/16 or .3125 is the diameter to a sharp point. ...

5/16 or .3125 is the diameter to a sharp point. All threads have a radius or flat, so the OD will always be smaller. Thread identification chart (American Standard) (Technical Information) - Al...
11-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By conspiratemus1

^ This is fine for traditional freewheel-type...

^ This is fine for traditional freewheel-type hubs where the cones & locknuts on both ends of the axle are the same. The OP has a different design where this will not work: there is only one locknut...
11-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not 100% metal particles but it is a high...

Itís not 100% metal particles but it is a high percentage of them and the color comes from the metal. The black color comes from the very small metal particles that are worn off the chain. As the...
11-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By mrrabbit

You're doing it wrong. The only time you...

You're doing it wrong.

The only time you loosen is to RESET and START OVER.

1. Loosen - tap with a plastic or rubber mallet to ensure the wheel is reset - i.e. has serious slack or play.
2. ...
11-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By DrIsotope

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,890
Posted By Dan333SP

Thanks for checking! I'm doing much better,...

Thanks for checking! I'm doing much better, fortunately. My doc put me on Xarelto which is a newer anticoagulant, I'll be on it for at least 3 months. After going on the medication, I was still in...
11-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The few handfuls of freehub body bearings that I...

The few handfuls of freehub body bearings that I have replaced have usually been a very tight press fit. The usual pound them out goes well enough (although I sometimes wonder about the amount of...
10-30-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,411
Posted By gsa103

Park Tools are good quality, but definitely a...

Park Tools are good quality, but definitely a step below Wera/Wiha/Snap-On. For general purpose tools, like hex keys, I would go with some other vendor where there's better value. The advantage of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,465
Posted By Psimet2001

I started the wheel company 11 years ago...

I started the wheel company 11 years ago officially. About 6 years ago the existing bike shop that I was "renting space" from to establish some of the more discerning distributor accounts had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,156
Posted By colnago62

What Coggan learned from studying many, many...

What Coggan learned from studying many, many ridersís power data is that the winner, in a lot of occasions, was the rider who coasted the most during the race. There are ways to save energy in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I agree. I am going to run NOS Campagnolo Super...

I agree. I am going to run NOS Campagnolo Super Record 11 speed gruppo. 11 is cooler than 12 as numbers go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,201
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you like Archetypes, why not just lay in some...

If you like Archetypes, why not just lay in some spares, and swap over when you need to, Jobst-style? Remember that you don't even need to unlace the hubs or undo any of the crossings:
...
09-10-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,519
Posted By BHG6

Building bikes is fun! It doesn't really take...

Building bikes is fun! It doesn't really take much in the way of specialty tools until you get to the bottom bracket - otherwise, you can get by with a basic set of hand tools for the most part.
My...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,649
Posted By kingston

There are a zillion different bags. Bikepacking...

There are a zillion different bags. Bikepacking seat bags have become popular in the last couple of years with people who use race or gravel bikes on brevets. I used a Revelate Designs Pika (6-12...
09-08-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Classic sign of a spoke that's too short.

Classic sign of a spoke that's too short.
09-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Tomm Willians

Klean Kanteen insulated bottles.... very impressed !

Did a ride last night with our group that started at sunset. I filled two 24oz bottles around 5pm with ice and water and put them in the cages with my bike on a Kuat. Finished the ride around 10pm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,952
Posted By Rides4Beer

Don't be surprised if you don't notice a huge...

Don't be surprised if you don't notice a huge difference. Wheels don't make as big of a difference as marketing would have you believe. That being said, I love getting new wheels. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,952
Posted By burnthesheep

205w AP over 50ft per mile nets about 20mph. ...

205w AP over 50ft per mile nets about 20mph.

Rubi and myself both have meters and seem to get similar data for that pace.

260w? You would be well over 20.

The data says the peloton reads...
08-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By genejockey

Too many people with too much money trying to buy...

Too many people with too much money trying to buy their memories.

EDIT: Though I confess that I was really excited when my company moved our lab facility to a site overlooking the corner of Hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I should have also mentioned pelvic tilt: ...

I should have also mentioned pelvic tilt: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I also think this is most likely, i.e. that it is...

I also think this is most likely, i.e. that it is a fit and position issue rather than a saddle issue. The standard road position involves leaning forward with the torso at least at an angle of 45į....
08-22-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,930
Posted By SVTNate

Camelback Podium Chill, put a few ounces of water...

Camelback Podium Chill, put a few ounces of water in, store in freezer. Prior to ride, fill with water, and go.

The ice will melt within the first hour, but I'm doing 2 hour rides in 90F heat,...
08-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,930
Posted By biker128pedal

Pack with ice and water then good for an hour at...

Pack with ice and water then good for an hour at 90 F. Have not froze one yet.
08-20-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By HillRider

One easy and low-cost way to get lower gearing is...

One easy and low-cost way to get lower gearing is to swap out the current 30T smallest chainring for a 24T or 26T. Campy uses the common 74 mm bolt circle for their smallest chainrings and...
07-29-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By DrIsotope

A person who has never ridden a bicycle past the...

A person who has never ridden a bicycle past the end of the block could ride a century cold, with no preparation or training. It would probably take 15 hours, but they could do it. Riding a bike...
07-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's very interesting, well duh, of course. You...

That's very interesting, well duh, of course. You certainly find it so. I have had something similar for some time. In my case, I feel it as a tightness in my chest, on the left side. It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By genejockey

Do they have better tire gauges nowadays? The...

Do they have better tire gauges nowadays? The one I bought 20 years ago seemed more like an expensive tool for letting air out of tires. It was Heisenberg's Pressure Gauge - It only let you...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,324
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Firstly, wear a HRM. It's hard to tell what's...

Firstly, wear a HRM. It's hard to tell what's going on inside without knowing HR while you're riding. After you've used one for a while, you'll know about where your HR should be for various efforts....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,413
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from...

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from a 17mph ride average to a 22mph ride average requires almost double the power.

The chassis is fine. The engine needs work.
07-07-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,399
Posted By cpach

Markets vary of course, but I'm a pro mechanic...

Markets vary of course, but I'm a pro mechanic and at the shops I've worked any wheel build was always done by someone competent with appropriate spoke line setting, high even tension (with a...
07-06-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By woodcraft

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading...

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading the internals of an older Powertap hub,

and they said they could do it and gave a price...
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By jgwilliams

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old...

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old knowledge from the years I spent studying metallurgy (and which I've never used since).

The magnetic element of steel is a crystal called martensite....
07-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mrrabbit

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) cause of broken nipples is spokes that are too short.

Nipples are fasteners, not spoke extenders.

A properly built wheel...
06-28-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,562
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Uh, yup. On long rides, I take 200mg every 3...

Uh, yup. On long rides, I take 200mg every 3 hours. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coffee-increase-metabolism
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