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04-08-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,228
Posted By base2

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24...

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24 ounces of "hobo beer" Steel Reserve 211, & is currently waiting for 20 milligrams of THC in chocolate form to kick in, I disagree.

In an hour, I'll...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,618
Posted By base2

Well, if yer gonna do sumthin', you might as well...

Well, if yer gonna do sumthin', you might as well do it right.
You dun broke it good. (Hey, there's an emoji for that!) :bike2:
In all seriousness though, I hope you are ok. What you did to your...
04-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By base2

You want to use the proper sized seat post. It's...

You want to use the proper sized seat post. It's not so much the clamp you want structurally sound, it's the moving around & flexing you want to keep in-check. Too small & the result is like flexing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,714
Posted By base2

On the wheel thing: Yeah, I agree. So much is...

On the wheel thing: Yeah, I agree. So much is made of wheelsets that came with this bike or that. The truth is that for the most part, OEM wheels are reasonably decent.

There has so far only been...
04-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By base2

Why do I type these things?

Why do I type these things?
04-02-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By base2

Disagree. But there is no need to quantify my 43...

Disagree. But there is no need to quantify my 43 years life experience living in all parts of this country on an internet forum.

There is an endless stream of unlicensed &/or out of state license...
04-02-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,228
Posted By base2

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General. ...

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General.
As the public relations campaign sign says "20 is plenty."
But they don't specify 20 of what; speed limit, or something else?

No need to be stupid,...
04-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,103
Posted By base2

I've lost count. I have, I think, about 15. ...

I've lost count. I have, I think, about 15.
Powermeters are a neat toy, but the only real organized training program I was ever able to stick to & get use of was a Wahoo Kickr &/or Cycleops on...
04-02-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By base2

The solution is to make any accident presumed...

The solution is to make any accident presumed liability on the unlicensed vehicle, & make the penalty for any unlicensed vehicle automatic impoundment.

I'll bet the insurance & tow companies would...
04-01-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By base2

Of course, what new tech wouldn't include...

Of course, what new tech wouldn't include proprietary consumables?

Why not just buy this & save $2250 Euro dollars?
177% range. Naught point 75, direct drive, & then a whole bunch more....
03-31-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By base2

Food for thought: A 180mm disc has 1/7th the...

Food for thought:
A 180mm disc has 1/7th the surface area of a 700c rim brake.
My work should be easy enough to follow.
(I treated the disc as a single, dual sided thing, rims as 2, 1 sided things...
03-31-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By base2

Website run through Google magic....

Website run through Google magic. (https://yypew357u77xe4623ts7ryweiy-adwhj77lcyoafdy-www-forumslader-de.translate.goog/forumslader-pro/zubehoer-flv6-pro/iq-x-fuer-forumslader/)
03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,014
Posted By base2

No. No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't...

No.
No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't take this wrong, or rude, or whatever...
The answer is: "No" to anyone, any where, any time.
Especially if you have a carbon wonderbike or a TT...
03-30-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 864
Posted By base2

Love that QR skewer. Titanium. Good...

Love that QR skewer.

Titanium.
Good skewers, even if they are hard on the palms.
The bronze bushing does need a drop of oil every now & then, tho.
03-29-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By base2

Macs & Garmin play just fine. There were a few...

Macs & Garmin play just fine. There were a few issues several years ago. They have since been resolved.

The Garmin Express (Mac) & Connect (mobile device) apps are free & do all the leg work of...
03-29-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,177
Posted By base2

I see what you did there. ;)

I see what you did there.
;)
03-29-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By base2

I have never had a blow out at speed from braking...

I have never had a blow out at speed from braking heat. I have, however smelled brake pads on several ocassions. On rim brakes I've worn new pads down to almost nothing, experienced fade, howling,...
03-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,177
Posted By base2

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling...

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling resistance. So, yeah. A heavier well designed bike could be faster than a poorly designed light bike.

It's like that urban legend experiment between warm...
03-28-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,999
Posted By base2

Thanks for the offer. I did eventually get it...

Thanks for the offer. I did eventually get it sorted. IIRC a Victor Products VP-H755 headset was the solution...I think Wald makes a similar headset but the crown race was questionable at best &...
03-28-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By base2

Do not pound on the bolt! Pounding on the bolt...

Do not pound on the bolt!
Pounding on the bolt will blow out the wedge threads destroying the eccentric.
Loosen/remove the bolt, then use a mallet to pound the body away from the wedge.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By base2

Silicone esta no bueno. Conventional Silicone...

Silicone esta no bueno.
Conventional Silicone sealant:
A) Does not stick to anything. So good luck using it to hold pressure
B) Off-gasses as it dries forming a corrosive that really likes to eat...
03-28-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By base2

Zac19's aren't exactly flashy, but they are...

Zac19's aren't exactly flashy, but they are inexpensive & more than up to the task.

I'm a big fan of Velocity & own multiple sets each of Dyads, Cliffhangers, Aeroheats, A23's, Chukkers...But for...
03-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By base2

Radial lacing is usually done with the spoke...

Radial lacing is usually done with the spoke emerging from the inboard side of the flange. Yours is backwards.

It looks like the spokes have levered the flange over. I wouldn't trust it & I'd...
03-28-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By base2

It's a standard Shimano/Sram 11 speed compatible...

It's a standard Shimano/Sram 11 speed compatible freehub.
The Kickr comes OEM with a Sunrace 11-28 11 speed cassette. The Core comes with no cassette. But is also a less capable unit. If I were in...
03-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By base2

Yep. A 559mm Bead Seat Diameter road tire would...

Yep. A 559mm Bead Seat Diameter road tire would work fine. Continental makes 26 inch (559) Gatorskin tires & at the complete other end of the spectrum would be Compass Elk Pass in 559x32 (26x1.25)...
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By base2

You sure it's not a Pinarello Antelao? My...

You sure it's not a Pinarello Antelao?

My gut says "Dogma" isn't a 1990's mountain bike. Maybe you bought a reasonably reconditioned Antelao with modern stickers?

It'll be interesting to see...
03-27-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By base2

Freehub grease. Disassemble. Clean. ...

Freehub grease.
Disassemble.
Clean.
Reapply.
Reassemble.
Ride.
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By base2

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009. ...

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009.
Honestly, I've forgotten about it.
Tulips, anyone?

Base2

Here's some fun reading: Blockchain good. Bitcoin, meh....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By base2

For whatever reason: FSA Omega comes to mind. I'm...

For whatever reason: FSA Omega comes to mind. I'm not going to do the research for you. They might not be curvey enough between the hoods & the tops for you though.

FSA bars are 2 cm narrower...
03-25-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By base2

True. The RD-RX815 (for doubles) is limited...

True.

The RD-RX815 (for doubles) is limited to a max 34 cog, a max front differential of 17 & has a total capacity of 38.

The RD-RX817 (for 1x) has a max 42 cog, a max front differential of 0,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By base2

You don't have 4 shifts. You have 2 shifts, &...

You don't have 4 shifts. You have 2 shifts, & some trim positions. The trim is about a half click. It moves the derailleur cage about a millimeter to avoid chain rub on the derailleur when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,016
Posted By base2

It's not 1cm lower in your tuck as much as it is...

It's not 1cm lower in your tuck as much as it is 1cm lower in relation to the crankset. That is the rub. It's that 1 cm that brings all the range of motion issues to bear...of which "aero" is one.
...
03-23-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By base2

Some of the GRX atuff is factory crippled to only...

Some of the GRX atuff is factory crippled to only accept a 10 tooth jump in the front chainrings....the "RX" in the model number you specify makes me think you have a gravel minded derailleur. This...
03-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By base2

They don't sell chains in the exact length you...

They don't sell chains in the exact length you need. You need a chain breaker. (https://www.universalcycles.com/search.php?q=chain+breaker)

Chains with a master link or without, it doesn't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,155
Posted By base2

I still have a lot of 23's on various bikes for...

I still have a lot of 23's on various bikes for various reasons. Believe it or not, I don't really see anything wrong with them. They do feel faster, but I'm not sure there is a real difference one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,245
Posted By base2

I'll return to leading group rides when the club...

I'll return to leading group rides when the club I associate with quits puting a limit on the number of riders that can show up. When they eliminate the mask requirement & the related hoops to jump...
03-18-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By base2

If the chain is too long, it can rub on itself as...

If the chain is too long, it can rub on itself as one part runs through the derailleur, & the other part runs past it. The derailleur simply can not take up that much slack. The solution is to remove...
03-16-21, 03:31 PM
03-16-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By base2

Yeah, you would think that'd work. It is...

Yeah, you would think that'd work. It is everybodies go-to, afterall. But the OP was having difficulty & on some brake levers the spot for the cable nub is restricted by some part of the shifter...
03-16-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By base2

I did a similar thing yesterday. I used tape to...

I did a similar thing yesterday. I used tape to fasten the lever to the bar. Then with the slot held open & 2 hands free to work, I could peer inside with a head lamp & guide the cable to the hole...
03-16-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By base2

I vote for chain wear. In your description the...

I vote for chain wear. In your description the chain is the common denominator. Plus you can see in the photograph that it is old, a bit gritty KMC x8 speed & also the links don't line up on the...
03-16-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By base2

Ah, I hadn't realized that the cable...

Ah, I hadn't realized that the cable tension/release wasn't part of it. It makes better sense though the way you describe it. I had a much more complex mechanism of operation in my head. :foo: Not...
03-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By base2

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six...

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six mllllmeters, a normal separation between sprocket planes, the chain angle will be 8.9 degrees if the jockey pulley is 1 1/2 links from the sprocket...
03-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By base2

I don't think you followed the math quite right. ...

I don't think you followed the math quite right.
It is:(cassette biggest minus cassette smallest)
+ (crankset biggest ring minus crankset smallest)
= chain wrap

From there, you check the...
03-15-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By base2

34-11=23 50-34=16 16+23=39 If your...

34-11=23
50-34=16
16+23=39
If your derailleur will handle 39 teeth of chainwrap, you're golden.

It's best not to exceed any of the manufacturer recommendations, but by a tooth or 2 it often...
03-14-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By base2

Because you mention it is for the express purpose...

Because you mention it is for the express purpose of shock absorption: Shock Stop Stem (https://redshiftsports.com/products/shockstop-suspension-stem)

You should not be feeling hand pain under any...
03-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,250
Posted By base2

You are riding on gyroscopes. All input to a...

You are riding on gyroscopes.
All input to a gyroscope is output 90 degrees later.
Skill: Push your gyroscopes around.

Philosophy change:
Stop moving yourself around the bike.
Start making the...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 905
Posted By base2

Nothing says: "Not going to get the contract."...

Nothing says: "Not going to get the contract." Like showing up to my house to deliver a bid in a ridiculous inefficient fashion truck...I'd rather you ran your business in a way that didn't drive my...
03-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By base2

I prefer to get my "science" from dot edu...

I prefer to get my "science" from dot edu websites.

Maltodextrin is inexpensive. That's why it is used. The reasons it is inexpensive would take us well into P&R but the long & short of it is we...
03-13-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By base2

Though I have no bias against maltodextrin, & I...

Though I have no bias against maltodextrin, & I am aware it absorbs nearly as quickly as glucose alone, the long maltodextrin molecule must still must be cut into to simple glucose before it can be...
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