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04-14-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 588
Posted By woodcraft

With so much 'bent advocacy, I'd expect more...

With so much 'bent advocacy, I'd expect more bikes!
04-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By woodcraft

While it's unusual that one pair of shoes would...

While it's unusual that one pair of shoes would be so different from another, especially with cleats moved forward (not a good idea IMO),

Toe overlap is common and more of an annoyance than a...
04-12-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,948
Posted By woodcraft

Heh. I think it was a different mag with letters...

Heh. I think it was a different mag with letters that had: I spotted a nice road racing bike rider passing by. He was in forward body lean position...and going pretty fast!
04-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,948
Posted By woodcraft

When I talk about how my chain feels ultra smooth...

When I talk about how my chain feels ultra smooth and firm,

I do it in the soft porn section.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:40 PM
04-09-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By woodcraft

Have had one about 6 years. Not essential, but...

Have had one about 6 years. Not essential, but it's the main number that I look at.

As a fitness gauge, I look at how long I can keep up wattage ranges. Maybe 200w for the first hour +, then...
04-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By woodcraft

Micro-adjust is in contrast to some seatposts...

Micro-adjust is in contrast to some seatposts that have serrations so that saddle tilt can be in small increments, but not between those increments.

Adjusting saddle tilt with a two bolt mechanism...
04-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By woodcraft

I've had a previous version of these for years-...

I've had a previous version of these for years- work great for anything short of the most demanding cycling,

and you could just about play tennis in them.
...
04-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, more than likely. I think the...

Yes, more than likely.




I think the point was to compare the performance of smooth and knobby tread tires, and showed little penalty using the knobby ones- all-road, right?
04-08-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By woodcraft

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires...

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires (the narrowest tested) are faster than wider ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,167
Posted By woodcraft

And come to a full stop at every stop sign, and...

And come to a full stop at every stop sign, and never blow a snot rocket, and always announce when passing. Thanks grandma.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,167
Posted By woodcraft

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn...

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn shoulder, especially with cars passing within a foot or two? No thanks.

AFAS taking the whole road: narrow, winding, adequate sight lines- yes.
04-06-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By woodcraft

This does 90% of what is needed. ...

This does 90% of what is needed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XG5YIA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
04-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By woodcraft

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm,...

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm, and the dished sides face the corresponding dished surfaces of the screw and the brake pad holder,

allowing the the pad to pivot for adjustment.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By woodcraft

This makes the grade, IMO. Simultaneously...

This makes the grade, IMO.

Simultaneously touching the ideas that CF wheels make no difference, and that CF wheels make a huge difference.
04-04-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By woodcraft

Foldable trail dogs

https://cog.konaworld.com/kona-foldable-trail-dogs-available-in-web-store-now/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By woodcraft

I guess KOPS could be considered one... and...

I guess KOPS could be considered one...

and saddle height formulas that don't account for shoes, pedal stack height, or even crank length.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By woodcraft

Persistent ideas in cycling that make no sense

The one that's been bugging me lately is the claim that narrower handlebars restrict breathing.

This is easily checked by riding on the hoods with wrists straight, and then rolling them in- the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,065
Posted By woodcraft

[QUOTE=195cranky;21992828]Guess I will chime in...

[QUOTE=195cranky;21992828]Guess I will chime in here.


Thanks for the input! Sounds like some 30" wheels would be helpful.
03-30-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By woodcraft

A pound and a half? I hope it's for the e bike.

A pound and a half? I hope it's for the e bike.
03-30-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By woodcraft

This is like the click-bait in the news feed: ...

This is like the click-bait in the news feed:

"If you're not stuffing bananas in your pedals already, here's why you need to start.":)
03-28-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By woodcraft

I just recently but 46/30 Bikingreen rings on CX...

I just recently but 46/30 Bikingreen rings on CX bike.

Not many miles yet, but they seem well made so I expect no problems.

The small ring is tapped for the chainring bolts, making only small...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By woodcraft

Complementing the gods for giving you a flat...

Complementing the gods for giving you a flat tire, hmmm....
03-25-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By woodcraft

Specialized: "We’ve increased the frame’s reach,...

Specialized: "We’ve increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By woodcraft

Blackburn Airstik. Filling a tire is...

Blackburn Airstik.

Filling a tire is character-building, but super light & fits in the saddle bag.
03-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By woodcraft

Cut off what you don't need, even on the shorter...

Cut off what you don't need, even on the shorter one.

Those grams don't grow on trees ya know!
03-20-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 197,235
Posted By woodcraft

The tires were pretty old- I bought the wheels...

The tires were pretty old- I bought the wheels used I think 4 years ago with the tires on, & have used them occasionally. Prepping them to re-glue.

Don't know what sealant but I've seen the same...
03-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By woodcraft

OTOH: ...

OTOH:

https://www.mtbr.com/threads/pedals-are-ripping-my-legs-to-shreds.296246/
03-20-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By woodcraft

As Johno59 says above, freewheels wobble, and no...

As Johno59 says above, freewheels wobble, and no doubt yours always wobbled, so I would look elsewhere for the noise,

and leave the freewheel alone- it looks barely worn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,065
Posted By woodcraft

Isn't that before you began cycling? Good...

Isn't that before you began cycling?

Good read, 'tho- thanks for resurrecting it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,251
Posted By woodcraft

I'm not that worried about the risk from group...

I'm not that worried about the risk from group rides, but my club has suspended them, & now out of the habit.

I did do one a couple of weeks ago, & it was fine, except for my not-great fitness...
03-17-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,042
Posted By woodcraft

When I went to the gym (before it folded, taking...

When I went to the gym (before it folded, taking a year+ of pre-paid membership with it) I brought shoes, towel, jacket, lights, lock, spare tire etc, and sometimes clothes change.

Did not try to...
03-17-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,042
Posted By woodcraft

Osprey has covered all the bases, IMO- copy them....

Osprey has covered all the bases, IMO- copy them.

I use Talon 22 for utility- mesh back panel is key, but pockets and helmet holder are nice.
03-16-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By woodcraft

Sorry the ride didn't work out, but this is...

Sorry the ride didn't work out, but this is surely overstated.

"20 miles, most of which included climbing sections with 18+% grades"

If you did a 20 mile ride with 10 climbs with 18+% grades,...
03-15-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By woodcraft

Don't kid yourself. It's as biodegradable as...

Don't kid yourself. It's as biodegradable as other petroleum products.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,310
Posted By woodcraft

Riding closely behind others can reduce the...

Riding closely behind others can reduce the effort needed by up to 1/3 because of less wind resistance & the faster the speed, the more it matters. In groups, riders commonly take turns at the front...
03-14-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By woodcraft

The 34/50 allows keeping up with a fast group on...

The 34/50 allows keeping up with a fast group on a slight downhill on the road.

The 30/46 gives up a little at the top end, but has mnt bike-like low gears.

At 100rpm, the speed difference is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,310
Posted By woodcraft

I was hoping that my comment would get more of a...

I was hoping that my comment would get more of a :lol:... thread about closely-spaced ratios= quicker shifts, single tooth jumps, etc..
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,310
Posted By woodcraft

You need a smaller cassette- you're missing out...

You need a smaller cassette- you're missing out on those quick shifts!
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By woodcraft

The difference between a 12 hour ride and an 16...

The difference between a 12 hour ride and an 16 hour ride is 4 hours at the end when you feel it the most,

so IMO you want the bike that allows the most aero profile without discomfort, and train...
03-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 681
Posted By woodcraft

Longest time you have spent looking for a dropped part

I just looked for a brake block screw for at least 15 minutes- stainless so no magnet.

Flashlight, broom, hands and knees.:bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By woodcraft

These get decent reviews: ...

These get decent reviews:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/giro-jag-glove?sg=10
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By woodcraft

New bike. Recent 105 stuff is pretty great &...

New bike. Recent 105 stuff is pretty great & should be satisfying.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,427
Posted By woodcraft

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/img_1749_e5dc859c4aa371e1f746b1b7509ac1fd7265adbb.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By woodcraft

6 clinchers, which I don't use, 6 or 7 tubulars,...

6 clinchers, which I don't use, 6 or 7 tubulars, plus some used/spares, and I think 8 wheelsets w/ tires mounted (besides those on the bikes).
03-04-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 3,489,683
Posted By woodcraft

The old: ...

The old:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_1631_d2e36bb224c2370cb49cd24e14ea65f48fe67a6b.jpg


The new (mostly set up):
...
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,335
Posted By woodcraft

Pair this with a saddle w/ built in cup for...

Pair this with a saddle w/ built in cup for riding naked.
03-02-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,352
Posted By woodcraft

I'm glad it's working for you, but that gets...

I'm glad it's working for you, but that gets decidedly poor reviews on the Specialized site.:)


For the OP, I also like to put a small pump in the saddle bag (as well as a tubular tire), & this...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,997
Posted By woodcraft

Un-pair/re-pair often helps. Remove & un-pair...

Un-pair/re-pair often helps. Remove & un-pair the Garmin cadence sensor as maybe it is getting in the way?
02-22-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By woodcraft

I use 'em- my hands get a little tired on the...

I use 'em- my hands get a little tired on the 1,500' descents around here, but wheelset availability & swapability make it a good choice.
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