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10-15-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By chas58

I was a little surprised and some technical...

I was a little surprised and some technical places where I gained time last weekend:

1) Old Velodrome. We entered high, and exited low. I guess most people don't know this, but you can make a...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By chas58

I'm not sure why you wear a helmet? If it needs...

I'm not sure why you wear a helmet? If it needs that much work, it isn't going to do much to save you. The recommended lifespan of a helmet is 5 years - that is why the manufacture date is put on a...
10-14-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 110,271
Posted By chas58

Awesome, where is that? looking at Strava,...

Awesome, where is that?

looking at Strava, its like I hit a turbo button on the velodrome section. We come flying over the top, then down to the infield 200 meters later. Most people dive in too...
10-14-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 110,271
Posted By chas58

While we love our new indoor velodrome, we still...

While we love our new indoor velodrome, we still give our oldest velodrome some love by holding a Cross race there. Fortunately for me, most racers didn't seem to know how to utilize the velodrome...
10-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By chas58

That can be a long answer… Short answer: ...

That can be a long answer…

Short answer:

With aluminum wheels, they are all hooked, because it is easier to make that way, and along with an inner tube, allows for a good grip on the tire and...
10-11-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By chas58

Well, popping in some new bearings is pretty easy...

Well, popping in some new bearings is pretty easy and cheap if it comes to that.
10-11-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By chas58

True. It sounds like carbon works best hookless....

True. It sounds like carbon works best hookless. I hear some horror stories about hooked carbon rims gone wrong...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By chas58

I don't know if you can, but cutting the grass...

I don't know if you can, but cutting the grass real short for the path works well. That is what we do for CX.


Apparently inca's team has a well broken in path for his track:...
10-11-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By chas58

isn't that standard equipment for a mongoose...

isn't that standard equipment for a mongoose bike???
10-11-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By chas58

Glad you got some good pointers. Tomorrow's...

Glad you got some good pointers.
Tomorrow's race - 45-50 degrees, mostly sunny, lots of mud.
I keep my knees bare - so I use thick woolie boolie wool socks up to my knees. Probably a jersey with...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By chas58

I gotta call BS. I get that this might be true...

I gotta call BS. I get that this might be true for you, but 2x is required for my riding. I need tight sharp shifts with my derailer, and small jumps between gears. I rarely shift the front chain...
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By chas58

Don't many tracks have a youth development...

Don't many tracks have a youth development program? Around here we have always had free track and bike use for 18 and under. We used to drive kids from the city up to the 'burbs, but now there is a...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By chas58

Yeah, conti's cheap tires are amazingly good,...

Yeah, conti's cheap tires are amazingly good, fast, light. Their more expensive tires have better puncture resistance, but I've never had puncture problems with their the UltraSport.




Yeah,...
10-10-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By chas58

In my case, low spoke count wears faster and...

In my case, low spoke count wears faster and eventually they will break (off pavement riding). And when a 24 spoke wheel loses a spoke, it puts a nice big warp in the wheel requiring some good...
10-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By chas58

You ever hear of frame problems - here or...

You ever hear of frame problems - here or anywhere else? The only thing I've really heard of is Ti frames cracking - because they are so hard to weld properly. Shoot - the theory is that most...
10-10-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By chas58

You have me curious. Do you have any...

You have me curious. Do you have any documentation of the "bead flange spreading apart?" I don't doubt that it is possible - just curious where you got that from. Certainly I've seen that happen,...
10-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By chas58

Technically, you can measure the battery voltage...

Technically, you can measure the battery voltage off the BMS.

After removing the battery from the charger, remove the multi-pin BMS Balance plug from the BMS and measure the voltage on the...
10-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By chas58

I must be missing something, but what else is...

I must be missing something, but what else is there other than a DYI addition or an OEM?
10-09-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By chas58

I think Tesla takes those little cells and builds...

I think Tesla takes those little cells and builds battery packs more than 16ah. ;-)

EM3ev has (or used to) make large packs to go in the triangle of a bike frame. For instance, 52V 22Ah 25R...
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By chas58

I’m lucky living in Detroit. We have 2 tracks...

I’m lucky living in Detroit. We have 2 tracks (plus a 3rd cement track I’m doing a cyclocross race on this Saturday, lol).

Our indoor track seems to be thriving (although cash flow is always an...
10-09-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By chas58

I like SKS plastic (trekking) fenders - but I'm...

I like SKS plastic (trekking) fenders - but I'm riding mud/dirt on my gravel bike and don't really want a fender that goes down low on my rear wheel. I'm a little too rough on my gravel bike for...
10-09-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By chas58

What he said. At any given price point, all the...

What he said. At any given price point, all the major players are going to be similar in "quality" but may have different ride characteristics - which is mostly going to come from geometry. Unlike...
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By chas58

Is track racing dying out in the US?

There seems to be a lot of tracks closing in the US recently. Whats up with that?

Now, looks like Boulder Valley will close down....
10-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By chas58

The luna team started off with a forum like this,...

The luna team started off with a forum like this, really got into the technical details, and decided to open a USA source for ebike stuff (yeah, the components are often sourced in China). Sourcing...
10-08-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By chas58

This one looks amazing, but then again so does...

This one looks amazing, but then again so does the $3,000 pricetag... :twitchy:
https://www.emtbnorth.com/product-page/hermes-motor
https://paradoxkinetics.com/
10-08-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By chas58

Do you have a digital multimeter? Can you measure...

Do you have a digital multimeter? Can you measure the voltage of both the charge and the discharge leads? If the voltage is within 30V to 42V on both charge and discharge leads can you connect the...
10-08-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,797
Posted By chas58

Its by interpotating the data at this site (not...

Its by interpotating the data at this site (not specifically this review)
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-2016

Gravelish tires tend to be in...
10-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By chas58

at 60 miles, I'd do it as a day trip.

at 60 miles, I'd do it as a day trip.
10-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

I'm running my 32mm conti road tubeless on...

I'm running my 32mm conti road tubeless on hookless rims (in spite of the warning). Running hookless I can't get near the maximum tire rating of ~100psi. I'm happy at 60psi (which is below the rim...
10-08-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

Good point. Makes sense in that Conti typically...

Good point. Makes sense in that Conti typically does 60tpi or 110tpi thread count. 60x4=240.
10-07-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By chas58

Yeah, it will be interesting to see the changes -...

Yeah, it will be interesting to see the changes - especially when price drops and a clean integrated designs become more prevalent. Currently you can only have one of those two, not both.

I've...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-07-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By chas58

Now I'm curious... In the mean time, there...

Now I'm curious...

In the mean time, there is this to distract me:

North Country trail: https://bikepacking.com/routes/bikepacking-north-country-trail/
Ontario:...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By chas58

I had the conti 4season (32mm). I'm now on 32mm...

I had the conti 4season (32mm). I'm now on 32mm GP5000 tubless. Insanely fast. Race bike fast. Super low rolling resistance. much more comfortable and smooth ride. Lots of traction. Better...
10-07-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

Yeah, what he said. You have to divide conti's...

Yeah, what he said. You have to divide conti's numbers by 3. so 240 = 80 tpi.
Its an easy mistake. 300 is a high thread count usually only done by hand made cotton tires. Conti says they have...
10-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By chas58

good plan (yes fenders, no rack). I used to...

good plan (yes fenders, no rack).

I used to worry about fenders making my bike slower.
Then I realized that rear fenders can actually make the bike more aero - although that really applies more...
10-07-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By chas58

Soap on the tires is good for anything tubless...

Soap on the tires is good for anything tubless with a tight fit. Figured that one out about 15 years ago mountain biking. Certainly, the Germans have a super, super tight fit - Conti is even...
10-07-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,797
Posted By chas58

I think you'll love them. FYI, the...

I think you'll love them.

FYI, the resistance on pavement from 75psi to 45psi is about 6 watts per tire on the road. Off pavement, you'll be better off closer to the 45psi mark. Bumpy is slow,...
10-04-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By chas58

Making me wanna do a long ride in NY state...

I do love the trip ideas these guys have.

This is the latest - looks like a nice weekend (or fun one day extended ride). I wanna do this one.
...
10-04-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By chas58

An hour and a half? Got a reader's digest...

An hour and a half? Got a reader's digest version????
Maybe you should tell people its only 30 minutes long
(plus an hour of scenery).

good video about e-doping. ;-)

I can (sofar) nalways...
10-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By chas58

Not sure what the plans for the US sales are for...

Not sure what the plans for the US sales are for this model.

I'm holding out for an aluminum Grail ebike. Drop bars, 40mm+ tires, slick motor intigration, Canyon quality and pricing. My 6 year...
10-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By chas58

They "say" they are good in snow. Realistically...

They "say" they are good in snow. Realistically it has to be groomed snow.

If there is any accumulation of fresh snow, I'm on a mountain bike or tire that can slice through the snow
If there...
10-03-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By chas58

Dang on the mud! Hope the park lets you back...

Dang on the mud!
Hope the park lets you back next year. ;-)

Keep up the good work and have fun along the way!
10-03-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,358
Posted By chas58

Pardon their french...

Pardon their french...
10-03-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By chas58

Nice!

Nice!
10-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By chas58

you don't have a location, but the Canyon...

you don't have a location, but the Canyon Roadlite:ON AL 7.0 has smaller wheels (650b) for the smaller sizes and a cool midmotor drivetrain (Fazua motor). I want one. ;-)
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
Posted By chas58

my wife bought a couple of sets of these locally...

my wife bought a couple of sets of these locally (came in a 4 pack). Super cheap, kinda fun and silly, and give me the side visibility that is lacking with front/rear headlights. They come on when...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By chas58

Battery is in the Relevate frame bag. I love...

Battery is in the Relevate frame bag. I love those bags. (that is the controller behind the seat tube - I wanted it out in fresh air to keep it cool as I run it pretty hard. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By chas58

I put a small 350 watt motor on my commuter 6...

I put a small 350 watt motor on my commuter 6 years ago. Does that count? Its drop bar and doesn't look anything like an ebike, so it rather surprises people with its speed (avg, ~25mph). Its a...
10-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By chas58

Its odd that the aluminum Inflite has nice welds...

Its odd that the aluminum Inflite has nice welds while the Grail looks like a calking job gone bad.

I think I'd get the Inflite just for that - there doesn't seem to be too much of a difference...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By chas58

zombie thread from 2011. I'm impressed!

zombie thread from 2011. I'm impressed!
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