Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: chas58
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.78 seconds.
10-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,035
Posted By chas58

Like he said, there is a thread here for that...

Like he said, there is a thread here for that discussion.
10-18-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,035
Posted By chas58

So, did you buy something??? Some random...

So, did you buy something???

Some random thoughts

The high stand-over is in part to give you a lot of room in the triangle for bikepacking - gives room for a frame-bag (unlike most modern...
10-18-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,110
Posted By chas58

If I was going to choose a 45 - I would probably...

If I was going to choose a 45 - I would probably get a WTB riddler or resolute (in reality they are the same size even though they are labeled 45 and 45, so there's that). They have tan sidewalls. ...
10-18-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By chas58

Well, ya got 10 posts now, so you should be good...

Well, ya got 10 posts now, so you should be good to go. ;-)
10-18-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,416
Posted By chas58

Me and my shadow. Dropping off the old...

Me and my shadow.

Dropping off the old velodrome at 25mph and into the grass. Looks like I'm on my own, but with the speed I took around the velodrome (and into the next 2 corners) I'm about to...
10-18-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,110
Posted By chas58

Here is an idea. Buy one 45mm. It will fit on...

Here is an idea. Buy one 45mm. It will fit on the front (I run 54mm sometimes). Try it on the back. If it doesn't fit in the rear - just use it on the front. If it does fit on the rear go ahead...
10-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By chas58

Sounds like you are overthinking it. Crank...

Sounds like you are overthinking it. Crank length for me is mostly based on cadence. I have short cranks for the track (up to 150rpm), and long ones for mountainbike where I am cranking up climbs. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-16-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By chas58

I know, right? That is why I got a fixed gear...

I know, right? That is why I got a fixed gear for commuting.
My mountain bike rear derailer self destructed on one commute, and I couldn't go mountain biking any more until I fixed it. FG is...
10-16-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By chas58

Well, chargers are relatively cheap. But with...

Well, chargers are relatively cheap. But with lithium batteries, once they get below a certain level of discharge, the don't really come back. So, maybe it will work, but I wouldnt' get my hopes...
10-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By chas58

one more post to go!

one more post to go!
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By chas58

When I've talked with Dale Huges, he has been...

When I've talked with Dale Huges, he has been beating this drum loudly at USA cycling, and trying to get them up to speed on a sport they didn't understand a few years ago. Heck, he's even built...
10-16-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,871
Posted By chas58

Cool project, and not unlike what i did before I...

Cool project, and not unlike what i did before I just bough a good gravel bike (Well, back when I started there really weren't any gravel bikes).

FYI, the steep head tube angle and short wheelbase...
10-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By chas58

Interesting. I got that drummed into me driving...

Interesting. I got that drummed into me driving a slow car fast on a race track – use the whole corner, don’t apex late, use the full track for runout.

But then again, I think I learned to race...
10-15-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
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: 13
Views: 400
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: 599
Views: 110,416
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: 599
Views: 110,416
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: 13
Views: 414
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: 13
Views: 414
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: 13
Views: 414
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: 2,701
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: 261
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: 1,282
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: 1,207
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: 31
Views: 1,269
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: 554
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: 661
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: 429
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: 661
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: 8
Views: 1,022
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: 638
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: 1,216
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: 31
Views: 1,269
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: 304
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: 429
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: 31
Views: 1,269
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: 125
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: 638
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: 8
Views: 1,022
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: 5,139
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: 502
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: 1,442
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: 1,442
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: 713
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: 125
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: 554
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: 1,442
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: 14
Views: 575
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: 432
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: 5,139
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,...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.