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06-16-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By Clem von Jones

Saddle too low, cleats too far forward,...

Saddle too low, cleats too far forward, inadequate float with your pedals, cranks too long. Your saddle should be high enough that it's impossible to reach the peddles with your heels at the six...
06-09-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,960
Posted By Clem von Jones

The Camelbak Podiums seem to use Advanced Nipple...

The Camelbak Podiums seem to use Advanced Nipple Technology™ which is good if you're in a race and can only use one hand without looking, but if you stop and use two hands anything will work.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 866
Posted By Clem von Jones

You can buy a tank and inflate it at a gas...

You can buy a tank and inflate it at a gas station or using a bicycle pump
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools-compressors/air-compressors-tanks/5-gallon-portable-air-tank-65594.html
05-10-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By Clem von Jones

Fill a large 1 or 2 gallon ziplock baggie with...

Fill a large 1 or 2 gallon ziplock baggie with enough flour to make a thin flour mat after you evacuate all the air from the bag. Place it on a toilet lid and sit down slowly and carefully whilst...
04-24-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,263
Posted By Clem von Jones

They pioneered tubeless tires for bikes and were...

They pioneered tubeless tires for bikes and were the first manufacturer to consistently produce lightweight tires that work well tubeless, for example that have consistently tight tire beads that...
03-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Clem von Jones

Try lowering the bars first. Get them as low as...

Try lowering the bars first. Get them as low as possible and try that out. Flip your stem and remove all spacers. Lowering the bars will reduce the fatiguing jackhammer effect that travels up your...
03-19-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,865
Posted By Clem von Jones

I think you have an issue with your saddle or...

I think you have an issue with your saddle or your riding position. Consider tilting the front of your saddle down about two degrees. Perhaps the shape of saddle is too high in the middle/center...
03-12-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Clem von Jones

Suspension forks and shocks have to be rebuilt...

Suspension forks and shocks have to be rebuilt every few years. I hate 'em. Use your tires, arms, and legs for suspension the way god intended.
03-09-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,723
Posted By Clem von Jones

Riding position change animation

A couple animations with implications for fit and position to contemplate. In both animated gifs the riding position is identical yet pivoted forward or backward relative to the center of the bottom...
03-09-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By Clem von Jones

All the hydros have tiny little seals under high...

All the hydros have tiny little seals under high pressure so you can be certain they will fail, and this is the reason why Bikecorp™and its shills push them.
03-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Clem von Jones

If your riding position is fairly upright, and...

If your riding position is fairly upright, and your handlebars are high at about the same level as your saddle, then I agree a lot of bumpy feedback comes from the front wheel and is transmitted into...
03-04-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Clem von Jones

They make a nice looking 26" touring frame too,...

They make a nice looking 26" touring frame too, but the information about it on their advertisements is inadequate and there's no discussion about the brand and frames on public forums.
03-03-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By Clem von Jones

You should try the Surly 46cm size frame which...

You should try the Surly 46cm size frame which have 52cm effective top tubes. Scroll down this page and click on the geometry tab: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/midnight_special

If you bought a...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,449
Posted By Clem von Jones

In late winter, early spring, you start hearing...

In late winter, early spring, you start hearing wild dogs doing mating calls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6NuhlibHsM
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,449
Posted By Clem von Jones

Coyotes live in family units, not packs. What...

Coyotes live in family units, not packs. What you're hearing is a family of parents with siblings born last spring. Sometimes a daughter will stay with the parents several years and help raise the...
02-26-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Clem von Jones

Consider frames with a shorter head tube and...

Consider frames with a shorter head tube and smaller wheels, like the Surly Midnight Special running 26" wheels. Smaller wheels create more torque, while the lower frame geometry allows you to...
02-26-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,597
Posted By Clem von Jones

>>If you had pain and numbness in your hands/arm,...

>>If you had pain and numbness in your hands/arm, it sounds a lot more like the problem was/is the saddle being too far forward. (In the photo, it appears the tip of saddle is only 2-3cm behind BB....
02-26-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By Clem von Jones

After Compass started selling the 2.2" Rat Trap...

After Compass started selling the 2.2" Rat Trap Pass tires I've been thinking that 26" is ideal. I started to envy Ms Cools lavender 26" Polyvalent after watching Henrywildeberry's youtube video...
02-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Clem von Jones

Were both of them 27-inch wheeled frames, if so...

Were both of them 27-inch wheeled frames, if so the trick would be finding a center-bolt brake set to clear wide tires, so for example my Tektro long-reach calipers only clear about 34mm. Ideally...
02-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By Clem von Jones

How wide can you go with the frame?

How wide can you go with the frame?
02-21-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,597
Posted By Clem von Jones

I've done the same thing. Eventually I discovered...

I've done the same thing. Eventually I discovered the love of extreme bar drop. Now Iove having my bars 170mm below the saddle. I would have never believed this could be comfortable until I tried it...
02-21-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,486
Posted By Clem von Jones

Surly bikes are long and low relative to other...

Surly bikes are long and low relative to other bikes, especially to vintage bikes. It's easy to become temporarily fixated with the idea your bike is too large or too small, I've done that with every...
02-10-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,917
Posted By Clem von Jones

Human behavior is highly variable but dog...

Human behavior is highly variable but dog behavior is very predictable, so the onus is really on the human side of interactions like this. Maybe your parents never told you, "don't run from an angry...
01-21-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By Clem von Jones

I hadn't heard of that one. High bottom bracket...

I hadn't heard of that one. High bottom bracket with room for 2.1", very nice.
01-19-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By Clem von Jones

I prefer low headtubes for substantial bar drop...

I prefer low headtubes for substantial bar drop and high bottom brackets for deeply rutted single track.
12-20-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,242
Posted By Clem von Jones

Don't use Rustoleum. It chips right off. It...

Don't use Rustoleum. It chips right off. It doesn't protect against rust at all. Complete sham. Use a two-part epoxy from an automobile paint store. $25 or $30 for one can, but one is all you need. ...
12-17-18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,621
Posted By Clem von Jones

I've been considering the Kona Sutra LTD and...

I've been considering the Kona Sutra LTD and using https://www.bikegeocalc.com to see if I can set it up the way I want with massive bar drop, basically like a road bike with fat tires and shorter...
12-17-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,621
Posted By Clem von Jones

Those rigid Konas have insanely long ETT. I'm...

Those rigid Konas have insanely long ETT. I'm 6'1" and would buy a size 52cm. It's almost as if they were designed for flat bars, aside from that though I like 'em.
11-26-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,343
Posted By Clem von Jones

That's a cool bike with a near perfect setup....

That's a cool bike with a near perfect setup. Lots of bar drop like that helps facilitate your arms flexing as a suspension. Less drop causes trail vibrations to travel up your arms into your neck...
11-16-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By Clem von Jones

I've tried looking for a carbon frame suitable...

I've tried looking for a carbon frame suitable for a drop bar mtb and there are none. NONE. The ETT are always waaaaaay too long. The only cool 26er frame from China is a red or black steel touring...
11-14-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,027
Posted By Clem von Jones

There are some cool Chinese gravel frames...

There are some cool Chinese gravel frames including a copy of the 3T Exploro
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By Clem von Jones

The FSA Wing Pro are nice compact bars with flat...

The FSA Wing Pro are nice compact bars with flat tops which make them more aero and comfortable. They're 40cm in the drops and 38cm at the hoods. 80mm reach and 125mm drop. You might find a better...
10-31-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Clem von Jones

The most common mistake people make is getting a...

The most common mistake people make is getting a frame size too large. You're a tall person but older and overweight so the excessive reach on a large frame could be a problem if you have any...
10-16-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Clem von Jones

Wide-angle cantilevers that stick out at 90...

Wide-angle cantilevers that stick out at 90 degree angles from the rim create a lot more leverage with the same amount of cable pull. Low angle cantis that point up at a 45 degree angle from the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Clem von Jones

The west end of town is directly downwind of the...

The west end of town is directly downwind of the Yucca Flats nuclear testing and storage area, also Area 51. Lot of UFO reports from the west side of St George looking west over that desolation.
10-09-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By Clem von Jones

It means that if you require an adequate amount...

It means that if you require an adequate amount of bar drop you're forced to ride a smaller frame with a shorter front-center measurement.
10-09-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By Clem von Jones

Current frame geometries are really bad with...

Current frame geometries are really bad with excessive head tube lengths the norm. Surly is one exception but they have really excessive top tube lengths. Cannondale does it right, no fads in their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,684
Posted By Clem von Jones

GP4000S II vs Gravel King tubeless slicks ...

GP4000S II vs Gravel King tubeless slicks

25mm tire at 90psi, 220g + 110g tube = 330g

32mm tire at 50psi, 270g tubeless + 57g sealant + 15g valve = 342g

A little bit heavier but no flats!...
10-07-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By Clem von Jones

Hard to believe, but this kind of setup is more...

Hard to believe, but this kind of setup is more comfortable:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1999x1124/panzerkampf2_077d8d2c233f34d0e8287e580e31ab916e540fc2.jpg
09-30-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By Clem von Jones

I like the look and simplicity of cantilevers but...

I like the look and simplicity of cantilevers but on long descents using short-pull brifters they hurt my arthritic hands.
09-30-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,193
Posted By Clem von Jones

I love the look of that tapered straight steel...

I love the look of that tapered straight steel fork on the 853 Genesis Croix de Fer. Does anyone know roughly what a frame like that weighs, and if you can buy them in the USA without a $500 shipping...
09-25-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Clem von Jones

I'm intrigued by the 26" Long Haul Trucker. The...

I'm intrigued by the 26" Long Haul Trucker. The frame is long-wheelbase and a heavy tank but that would be partly offset by the smaller diameter wheels which make climbing easier and improve...
09-25-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Clem von Jones

I'm wondering about converting normal rims too....

I'm wondering about converting normal rims too. It's worked really well on my mountainbikes so I'm tempted to try it on 38mm Gravel King slicks. It would probably work so long as you keep the...
09-23-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By Clem von Jones

I think you need fat lightweight tubeless tires...

I think you need fat lightweight tubeless tires so you can run the sandy trails through Ocala National Forest and Big Cypress. I wouldn't bother with a suspension fork. Maybe a 27.5 x 3" fully rigid...
09-23-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By Clem von Jones

Here's a good deal on a beautiful steel frame....

Here's a good deal on a beautiful steel frame. British Racing Green. :love:

The silver frames also look great. Silver bikes need natural polished aluminum components to maximize their elegance.
...
09-23-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,371
Posted By Clem von Jones

Very cool bike, I want a similar bike. This bike...

Very cool bike, I want a similar bike. This bike is more a lot more versatile than typical skinny high-pressure tire gravel bikes. I'd run it with Rocket Rons as a drop bar mountain bike and with...
09-19-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By Clem von Jones

bikeisland has a decent aluminum canti frame, an...

bikeisland has a decent aluminum canti frame, an unbranded KHS CX200 that might (?) run 40c tires. I think this frameset would make a serviceable road and gravel bike. Little bit on the heavy side...
09-18-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Clem von Jones

It isn't worth your time trying to get low-angle...

It isn't worth your time trying to get low-angle cantilever brakes to work. They never will be adequate if you ride in the mountains. High angle cantis work well but they stick out far enough to be a...
09-18-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By Clem von Jones

Give up coffee. You're too old to drink it...

Give up coffee. You're too old to drink it because it's a vasoconstrictor which is why your hands and feet feel cold after drinking it. It also causes high blood pressure.

Your saddle is likely...
09-05-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,738
Posted By Clem von Jones

It's more likely a position and general fit...

It's more likely a position and general fit issue. Your saddle might be too far forward to compensate for excessive reach. That would put extra pressure on your forefoot. You might need to move the...
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