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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By woodcraft

Makes sense. That's probably why tennis pros use...

Makes sense. That's probably why tennis pros use the lightest racquets- so they something left at the end of a five set match.
07-13-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By woodcraft

Cassette weighs more- especially as not dura-ace....

Cassette weighs more- especially as not dura-ace. RD might need to be replaced. Probably new, longer chain.

Easier climbing. More time in the big ring. Fewer front shifts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By woodcraft

On my bike, with 48t ring, the FD cage hitting...

On my bike, with 48t ring, the FD cage hitting the chainstay is what prevents ideal clearance above the chainring.
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By woodcraft

If that was referring to my post, the laps are up...

If that was referring to my post, the laps are up & down the same climb.

It doesn't seem like the grade would change overall time much since steeper ascents would be at a slower speed, unless it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By woodcraft

If it goes into the big/big OK, then the worst to...

If it goes into the big/big OK, then the worst to expect is slight slack in small/small.

If the chain was too short, disaster would have already happened in the big/big, so it is long enough.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By woodcraft

I've mapped out routes with 12 laps (2,443'), 20...

I've mapped out routes with 12 laps (2,443'), 20 laps (1,480), and 33 laps(875).
I've done close to 20k on a DC, but only 10k strictly laps- don't know if I'll ever do it either, & certainly not on...
07-12-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By woodcraft

Seems like the wrong question. I would find a...

Seems like the wrong question. I would find a saddle that works for daily and training rides,

then when starting a tour, you already have what works.
07-12-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,588
Posted By woodcraft

When folks complain about cyclists rolling...

When folks complain about cyclists rolling through stop signs, etc., I think to myself that if they were on a bike, they'd probably do the same.

In the same way, if you drove a delivery truck,...
07-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,121
Posted By woodcraft

My worst is servicing plumbing trim with set...

My worst is servicing plumbing trim with set screws of unknown size that are facing down and cannot be seen, recessed up to an inch, and 1/4" from the wall. Even after finding the correct size from...
07-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,260
Posted By woodcraft

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By woodcraft

197 laps- that's not many. ...

197 laps- that's not many.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFLXlBe0Nuk
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By woodcraft

I remember seeing a youtube video of a guy doing...

I remember seeing a youtube video of a guy doing that (fixed gear)- maybe in London.

He went up a modest urban hill all night and more, coasting down w/ feet off the pedals.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By woodcraft

IDK if the bike change matters, but chunking into...

IDK if the bike change matters, but chunking into 20 mile segments can be good...
07-09-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,121
Posted By woodcraft

Oh yeah, there's also a ******g T27.

Oh yeah, there's also a ******g T27.
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,121
Posted By woodcraft

They work pretty well, but I share your...

They work pretty well, but I share your frustration toward the proliferation of driver patterns.

With Torx in particular, you can't really tell the difference visually between a T15 and a T20, or...
07-08-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By woodcraft

1. Highly inflated tires left in a hot car-...

1. Highly inflated tires left in a hot car- possibly.

2. Max pressures on tire sidewalls are conservative.

3. Lots of bikes & tires out there. If it was a thing, you would have heard the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,258
Posted By woodcraft

I go a little conservative at first, using any...

I go a little conservative at first, using any reserves in the upper stretch,

then kind of fool myself into thinking that the top is actually a ways down the backside where the speed picks back up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By woodcraft

Does the amount of helmet vents make any...

Does the amount of helmet vents make any difference?
07-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By woodcraft

+1 Looks like tape.

+1 Looks like tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By woodcraft

The focus on ventilation is mainly marketing...

The focus on ventilation is mainly marketing Kool-aid IMO.

I use one helmet with lots of vents, and an Air Attack with few,

and wouldn't think to wear one or the other based on heat or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,951
Posted By woodcraft

Bandana or buff so you can pull it up as needed. ...

Bandana or buff so you can pull it up as needed.

Pretty standard around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By woodcraft

Plus another 8% for 47mm tires?

Plus another 8% for 47mm tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By woodcraft

For road biking, you should be looking directly...

For road biking, you should be looking directly ahead, 15 or 20 yards, and occasionally scanning sides and rear.

For a helmet, I find weight makes a difference, so go light, but also aero makes a...
07-06-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By woodcraft

Looks like you will never know.:)

Looks like you will never know.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By woodcraft

Disc brakes, electronic shifting, bigger tires,...

Disc brakes, electronic shifting, bigger tires, even bigger cassettes.

Visually as well, newer bikes are getting a muffin-top look.
07-06-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By woodcraft

No. $350 might be OK if you had a set of fancy...

No. $350 might be OK if you had a set of fancy wheels that you liked,

but I'm looking for a wheel (tubular) or hub for the CX bike.
07-06-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By woodcraft

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading...

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading the internals of an older Powertap hub,

and they said they could do it and gave a price...
07-06-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By woodcraft

I watched a couple of episodes- entertaining, ...

I watched a couple of episodes- entertaining,

& just the thing if you are a foodie/cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By woodcraft

As opposed to 11 speed Ultegra cassette for $82?

As opposed to 11 speed Ultegra cassette for $82?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,968
Posted By woodcraft

I remember this because it happened last night-...

I remember this because it happened last night- strawberry on hip.





Just trying to answer the call:

"this thread is worthless without photos."
07-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By woodcraft

Huh. I've never done the rear by reaching...

Huh. I've never done the rear by reaching between the legs- seems easier to have the hand pulled down into the seat tube,

and hanging the fingers down alongside the spokes seems to add unecessary...
07-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,302
Posted By woodcraft

This is a good read: ...

This is a good read:

https://www.hammernutrition.com/media/downloads/fuelinghandbook.pdf

Take-aways:
- You cannot replace all the energy or fluids used during the workout- don't try.
- Eat...
07-04-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By woodcraft

It's to hold full-length housings. Not a bad...

It's to hold full-length housings. Not a bad thing, it works.
07-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By woodcraft

This guy broke the chain. ...

This guy broke the chain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCLvqN9kwuo
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,311
Posted By woodcraft

Clear, effective & concise- thanks!

Clear, effective & concise- thanks!
07-03-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,661
Posted By woodcraft

Or just skip forward to where you take them off...

Or just skip forward to where you take them off because of the annoying noise and no detectable benefit.
07-03-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By woodcraft

I used those or like that for a while, & AIR they...

I used those or like that for a while, & AIR they were so light that they didn't hang consistently,

making clipping in more of a bother.

I think those have roller bearings, & cleaning &...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,193
Posted By woodcraft

That's as fast as the fastest group ride around...

That's as fast as the fastest group ride around here, with roughly the same climbing,

so you would either be leading a group of whippet-thin, high mileage hotheads,

or something about your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By woodcraft

No, but it's possible to plot a route on RWGPS...

No, but it's possible to plot a route on RWGPS and have it make some pretty random jumps while you're working on it.
06-30-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,599
Posted By woodcraft

The beating of straw men will continue until...

The beating of straw men will continue until morale improves.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19,501
Views: 4,114,876
Posted By woodcraft

"Hell of the North" tire 28mm- actually more like...

"Hell of the North" tire 28mm- actually more like 27mm. Should be about like Pave for 3x the price.

The two for $9 neoprene bag has been road tested & is performing beautifully- quiet, not...
06-29-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By woodcraft

Don't use a torch.

Don't use a torch.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By woodcraft

Congrats! That's fast especially considering...

Congrats! That's fast especially considering that there must be a lot of traffic controls.
06-29-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By woodcraft

Here's a few more for the memory lane trip- Look,...

Here's a few more for the memory lane trip- Look, Life, '66 & '69. Lots of cigarette ads.

I got Boy's Life, but pretty dull as I recall- got more out of Mad magazine.

...
06-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By woodcraft

This thread title is better...

This thread title is better...
06-29-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By woodcraft

Makes sense, if the rim was bent, more and uneven...

Makes sense, if the rim was bent, more and uneven spoke tension is needed to pull it back into line.

From the bike shop's end, they don't want to promise more than they can deliver.

At worst,...
06-29-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By woodcraft

What about the saddle- should that be thrown away?

What about the saddle- should that be thrown away?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By woodcraft

I use liquid electrical tape.

I use liquid electrical tape.
06-28-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,419
Posted By woodcraft

Hard to see how that could be a first- it's...

Hard to see how that could be a first- it's common in my area.

If it was a cyclist passing, they would do that, right? Just add a massive dose of testosterone.

I've been passed at +40 or 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,118
Posted By woodcraft

I just did a long-ish ride, for my sad state of...

I just did a long-ish ride, for my sad state of fitness- 6 hrs moving time.

Mainly focused on keeping the HR to modest levels, and looked at power only to not go at all high. No efforts on hills....
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