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Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 840
Posted By rm -rf

A great drummer, and a difficult person offstage....

A great drummer, and a difficult person offstage.

This metafilter thread (https://www.metafilter.com/183482/Ginger-Baker-is-gone)is interesting.


From the metafilter page, this master class...
10-06-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By rm -rf

Ha, update this thread next year. I bet you'll...

Ha, update this thread next year. I bet you'll do more than 2000 miles! (Although Minnesota must have a fairly short riding season.)

I think that riders doing more than 50 miles a week, 2 or...
10-06-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 825
Posted By rm -rf

That Rust Inhibitor is a clear coat. I don't...

That Rust Inhibitor is a clear coat. I don't find Rustoleum sprays to be very rust resistant, though. Even the "Rusty Metal Primer" isn't very good.

What does work:
Rustoleum Cold Galvanizing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,742
Posted By rm -rf

There's no need to deflate the tires. The cargo...

There's no need to deflate the tires. The cargo hold is pressurized. Even if it wasn't, and the outside pressure was near zero psi, that's only an increase of about 14 psi.

If you end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,301
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group...

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group rides around 18-22 mph, so I'm looking for very close shifts at those speeds. My 14-32 combo cassette is perfect. It's a straight block with climbing...
10-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,571
Posted By rm -rf

Sorry, I'm not following your physics arguments. ...

Sorry, I'm not following your physics arguments. Maybe you can elaborate?

Three tires, with 80 pounds of weight on the wheel. Sane rubber compound on the tire.
The contact patch would be ( 80...
09-28-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By rm -rf

Shimano cassettes have the same spacing gap as...

Shimano cassettes have the same spacing gap as Campagnolo -- so the "cable pull" per shift moves the derailleur the same distance on either one. So either Campagnolo or Shimano/Sram will work fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,301
Posted By rm -rf

Short or medium cage Does a medium cage move...

Short or medium cage
Does a medium cage move the top pulley downward, to accommodate larger sprockets? Or is it just for the chain wrap capacity?

My 6870 Di2 came with a 11-28. The 32 I'm using...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,301
Posted By rm -rf

Even if a $20 chainring fits the OP's crank, it...

Even if a $20 chainring fits the OP's crank, it may not shift as well as a matched set. The sets are usually designed with teeth and pickup pins in a specific rotational location.




There's...
09-26-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By rm -rf

8 years with the Garmin chest strap. The elastic...

8 years with the Garmin chest strap. The elastic is getting really old, and it's showing occasional incorrect very high readings. Time for a new one soon.
Forum: Foo
09-24-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By rm -rf

The Wheel lyrics by Robert Hunter The wheel...

The Wheel lyrics by Robert Hunter

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down
You can't let go and you can't hold on
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By rm -rf

Repair stand I have the old version of the...

Repair stand
I have the old version of the Feedback Sports Ultralight (https://www.rei.com/product/749596/feedback-sports-pro-ultralight-repair-stand). Recommended. (Back then, around 1990?, it was...
09-21-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,193
Posted By rm -rf

My previous bike had Veloce 50-34 and I installed...

My previous bike had Veloce 50-34 and I installed the 13-29. It works fine with the short cage for most riders that had tried it.

I have 11 speed Athena triple on my all-day / credit card touring...
09-09-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,789
Posted By rm -rf

Power meters I have the 4iiii single sided. ...

Power meters
I have the 4iiii single sided. It's a tiny pod glued onto the left crank. You mentioned leg imbalances, so a dual sided sounds good for you. And they are a bit more accurate, I...
09-09-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,789
Posted By rm -rf

I've linked to this 2012 RacerOne Haleakala ride...

I've linked to this 2012 RacerOne Haleakala ride report before. With photos, too! It's one of my favorite BF threads.

A Flatlander Climbs Haleakala...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By rm -rf

New roads to ride can help. Local bike club...

New roads to ride can help.

Local bike club routes are likely to be on ridewithgps. The routes often include obscure roads that are quiet and scenic. It's the result of years of many different...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By rm -rf

Strava Heat Map Strava colors in roads based on...

Strava Heat Map
Strava colors in roads based on 2 years of uploaded ride GPS recordings. (700 million miles per year, just in the US!)
SW Ohio map...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,158
Posted By rm -rf

I use the Windows Snipping Tool to save a jpg of...

I use the Windows Snipping Tool to save a jpg of the chart. Save it to imgur.com
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,158
Posted By rm -rf

11 tooth I thought that 11 tooth sprockets were...

11 tooth
I thought that 11 tooth sprockets were "marketing".

But they have a couple of uses:

Soft pedaling at a low pedal pressure on downhills. I like to keep my legs moving on a very long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,158
Posted By rm -rf

A 52 chainring is 4% higher than a 50. That's...

A 52 chainring is 4% higher than a 50. That's about a half shift. (Each shift depends on the two tooth counts of the rear cog, ranging from around 5% up to 12+%)

Below: Charts of mph ranges for...
08-25-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,548
Posted By rm -rf

Speed vs power Wind resistance goes up as the...

Speed vs power
Wind resistance goes up as the speed^3. It takes a lot more power to go just a little faster.
For example, from this bike speed calculator (http://bikecalculator.com/veloUS.html),...
08-24-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By rm -rf

Your broken bolt doesn't sound good. "bolt...

Your broken bolt doesn't sound good. "bolt suddenly feels stuck, then snaps" Odd.
Bad bolt? bad torque wrench?


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Bianchi had a recall/advisory a few years ago when some of their bikes...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,201
Posted By rm -rf

I liked this 30 minute report on one rider's 2015...

I liked this 30 minute report on one rider's 2015 PBP. It was very interesting, even though I'll never think about riding events like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJq0FUcb_c

And he...
08-13-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By rm -rf

(In the past, I've used rubber bands cut from an...

(In the past, I've used rubber bands cut from an old inner tube to help secure lights.)

Yes, Cygolite brackets don't let the light pop off. I never worry about it, even slamming over rough RR...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By rm -rf

I saw this kickstand fitting in a recent thread. ...

I saw this kickstand fitting in a recent thread.

Post 10. Scroll down past the photos.
https://www.bikeforums.net/21065533-post10.html

Post 11.
https://www.bikeforums.net/21065985-post11.html
08-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By rm -rf

Slower shifting troubleshooting Is the...

Slower shifting troubleshooting

Is the question about chainring shifting, or rear cog shifting?

On the chainring shifts, is it shifting to the large ring that's lagging? The shift to the small...
08-12-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,411
Posted By rm -rf

See my chain comment below. I have a Kuat...

See my chain comment below.

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 (https://www.kuatracks.com/products/hitch/sherpa-2-0/). It's great. It's lightweight, about 33 pounds, so it's very easy to lift off the...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By rm -rf

Just like the Mars Curiosity Rover! The story:...

Just like the Mars Curiosity Rover!
The story: Knots on Mars (http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/20120905-knots-on-mars.html)
08-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,679
Posted By rm -rf

My Compass 38mm tires are essentially as fast as...

My Compass 38mm tires are essentially as fast as my 25/28 GP4000S tires. They just weigh 400 grams instead of 210, and the tubes are bigger and heavier.

On the flats, they just float on rough...
08-05-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,679
Posted By rm -rf

Some local chipseal isn't bad, it's pea sized...

Some local chipseal isn't bad, it's pea sized rounded rocks with smaller bits mixed in. Other counties use grape sized gravel, and leave it loose on the surface until cars eventually kick the debris...
07-30-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,772
Posted By rm -rf

Cap I recently got a Pearl Izumi white skullcap...

Cap
I recently got a Pearl Izumi white skullcap (https://www.rei.com/product/129013/pearl-izumi-transfer-lite-skull-cap). It's thinner than my older Headsweats cap, and has a wide elastic band on...
07-30-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,866
Posted By rm -rf

Those "protein" drinks mentioned, Boost or...

Those "protein" drinks mentioned, Boost or Ensure, are mostly sugar. I suppose they are good for a person that just doesn't feel like preparing food or even has much appetite. I don't see why a...
07-22-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By rm -rf

Where did it go? If there's no cables or...

Where did it go?

If there's no cables or bearings in that part of the frame, a drop of glue could capture the ball bearing and keep it from rattling.

I think Gorilla Glue would work. It foams...
07-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rm -rf

My first reaction was that 45 psi is pretty high...

My first reaction was that 45 psi is pretty high for a 2.2 inch / 55mm tire. I'd guess that around 30 psi would be a smoother ride.

Check the rim tape. It should be centered in the rim. When...
07-19-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,174
Posted By rm -rf

That sounds like a good training plan. The...

That sounds like a good training plan.

The 6-Gap ride is 105 miles, 12000 feet. My rule of thumb is that climbing 200 feet is like riding an extra mile on the flats. So I'd also train for a 160...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By rm -rf

After a ride, I saw I had a new PR! Yeah! ...

After a ride, I saw I had a new PR! Yeah!

Oh, it was the local pedestrian bridge, it's usually busy, so cyclists go slow. PR -- 8 mph!! Woah! thanks, Strava!

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I like riding new routes,...
07-17-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,201
Posted By rm -rf

I don't have high leg strength. So spinning in...

I don't have high leg strength. So spinning in the low 90s works for me. If I'm going all-out on flat ground, I'm in the low 100s. That's the only way I can keep that much power going.

Perhaps...
07-17-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By rm -rf

Campagnolo 11 speed chains require an expensive...

Campagnolo 11 speed chains require an expensive chain tool to peen the end of the replacement pin. No thanks. I used the Park Tool to push out a pin to size the chain, then a Sram Powerlink to join...
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,287
Posted By rm -rf

The launch in very slow motion. Woah! ...

The launch in very slow motion. Woah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtVpvzUF1Y
07-16-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By rm -rf

I used the Park Tool CT-5 mini tool for years...

I used the Park Tool CT-5 mini tool for years with my 10 speed chains. It's small enough to bring on epic rides, far from civilization. But it's a real struggle to push out a pin on 11 speed...
07-16-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,174
Posted By rm -rf

Calculating grades Basically, short steep...

Calculating grades

Basically, short steep pitches can be inaccurate. The overall climb is usually correct.

Locally, ridewithgps often misses the short, steep pitches on a climb. The overall...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By rm -rf

google, search for wiki and the...

google, search for wiki and the person/album/movie. I like looking up a movie, a favorite album, etc. It's always worth the effort.


Soupy Sales (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soupy_Sales). I...
07-15-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,359
Posted By rm -rf

Thanks for the info about these filters. ...

Thanks for the info about these filters. Lightweight and they roll up when empty.
07-15-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,359
Posted By rm -rf

108 miles, 10000 feet, and a lot of gravel. I...

108 miles, 10000 feet, and a lot of gravel. I think that's like riding 150-180 miles (or more!) on rolling paved roads.

I've stashed gallon jugs of spring water on a route. It's easy to tuck...
07-14-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,174
Posted By rm -rf

It's pretty likely that a 32 will fit. I have 11...

It's pretty likely that a 32 will fit. I have 11 speed Shimano now, and the 11-32 is way out of range of the manufacturer's specs. It works fine on my bike.

I googled and found this old thread...
07-14-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,174
Posted By rm -rf

Gearing Is it Campagnolo 10 speed? Then the 29...

Gearing
Is it Campagnolo 10 speed? Then the 29 is likely as low as you can go.

Campagnolo 11 now has 11-32 available.

Long climbs
15 years ago, in preparation for long Blue Ridge Parkway...
07-12-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,843
Posted By rm -rf

I like events that are on a course that would be...

I like events that are on a course that would be harder to do solo. With event rest stops where there are few stores or sources of water.

And the route needs to be interesting. I don't want to...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 111,599
Posted By rm -rf

Steam Engines! 4014 was rebuilt and now is...

Steam Engines!

4014 was rebuilt and now is running again. Another video:

Union Pacific, Big Boy 4014 and Union Pacific 844 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REgH3pT4IH0#t=17m33s)

NW 611 was...
Forum: Foo
07-11-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 111,599
Posted By rm -rf

I haven't checked this thread for quite a while. ...

I haven't checked this thread for quite a while. It seemed to be 90% injury videos: bad ideas gone wrong, sports crashes, not paying attention, etc. (EDIT--maybe there's an animated gif thread that...
07-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,897
Posted By rm -rf

I try to keep speeds to be able to panic brake...

I try to keep speeds to be able to panic brake within the distance I can see around the curves. It's very easy to take corners at a speed that would be a disaster if the road ahead was blocked or...
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