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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By woodcraft

That will boot a tire, but not get much of a...

That will boot a tire, but not get much of a snack these days- how long has it been there?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By woodcraft

Bag $5 Tire $60 Pump $25 Levers $5 Chain...

Bag $5
Tire $60
Pump $25
Levers $5
Chain tool $15
Pliers
Quick link 11 sp $5
Quick link 10 sp
Allen keys
Valve extensions, bits & pcs $10
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,695
Posted By woodcraft

Not exactly cycling related, but I'm excited...

Not exactly cycling related, but I'm excited about these...


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04-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By woodcraft

A road tube & CX tube on the only handy clincher...

A road tube & CX tube on the only handy clincher rim. When stretched a bit it's narrower but not much....
04-14-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 578
Posted By woodcraft

No, but I do a lot of fine tuning- arch support,...

No, but I do a lot of fine tuning- arch support, cleat wedges, cleat position, hoods position & angles, bars, & saddle & bars fore/aft & height.

Riding rollers is good as it eliminates pavement...
04-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By woodcraft

Mtn bike ...

Mtn bike

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04-14-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 604
Posted By woodcraft

With so much 'bent advocacy, I'd expect more...

With so much 'bent advocacy, I'd expect more bikes!
04-14-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By woodcraft

This is just what happens when you inflate a...

This is just what happens when you inflate a (latex) party balloon, so not surprising.

The OP says that the tube has to be stretched onto the rim when uninflated. I don't see how the tire could...
04-14-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 466
Posted By woodcraft

I had a pair of Specialized shoes for a bit, &...

I had a pair of Specialized shoes for a bit, & found them to be pointy and narrow in the toe area, so maybe those are not the best shoes for your set up.
04-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 466
Posted By woodcraft

While it's unusual that one pair of shoes would...

While it's unusual that one pair of shoes would be so different from another, especially with cleats moved forward (not a good idea IMO),

Toe overlap is common and more of an annoyance than a...
04-12-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,153
Posted By woodcraft

Heh. I think it was a different mag with letters...

Heh. I think it was a different mag with letters that had: I spotted a nice road racing bike rider passing by. He was in forward body lean position...and going pretty fast!
04-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 604
Posted By woodcraft

cars owned/bikes owned

Whats your ratio of cars (motor vehicles) to bikes owned?

I count 11 cars (vans, trucks) & 15 bikes.
04-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,153
Posted By woodcraft

When I talk about how my chain feels ultra smooth...

When I talk about how my chain feels ultra smooth and firm,

I do it in the soft porn section.
04-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By woodcraft

I've found that Tri-flow works well enough for...

I've found that Tri-flow works well enough for moderate stuck-ness, along with a bit of heat & percussion,

to not bother looking around for dedicated penetrating oil. At least as good as liquid...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:40 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,793
Posted By woodcraft

My Webster's says Sprocket: 1 Any of the...

My Webster's says Sprocket:
1 Any of the teeth, as on the rim of a wheel, arranged to fit the links of a chain. 2 A wheel fitted with such teeth: in full 'sprocket wheel'.

But it's a compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,793
Posted By woodcraft

Huh. Never thought about that. However, my...

Huh. Never thought about that. However, my dictionary says that sprocket also refers to a tooth,

and the correct terms would be cog wheel, or sprocket wheel.
04-09-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,221
Posted By woodcraft

Have had one about 6 years. Not essential, but...

Have had one about 6 years. Not essential, but it's the main number that I look at.

As a fitness gauge, I look at how long I can keep up wattage ranges. Maybe 200w for the first hour +, then...
04-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By woodcraft

Micro-adjust is in contrast to some seatposts...

Micro-adjust is in contrast to some seatposts that have serrations so that saddle tilt can be in small increments, but not between those increments.

Adjusting saddle tilt with a two bolt mechanism...
04-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By woodcraft

I've had a previous version of these for years-...

I've had a previous version of these for years- work great for anything short of the most demanding cycling,

and you could just about play tennis in them.
...
04-08-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,708
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, and they are saying that the times are all...

Yes, and they are saying that the times are all pretty much the same, but I think the pitch of the test hill is such that you coast approx. 9 mph.
04-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,708
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, more than likely. I think the...

Yes, more than likely.




I think the point was to compare the performance of smooth and knobby tread tires, and showed little penalty using the knobby ones- all-road, right?
04-08-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,708
Posted By woodcraft

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires...

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires (the narrowest tested) are faster than wider ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,172
Posted By woodcraft

And come to a full stop at every stop sign, and...

And come to a full stop at every stop sign, and never blow a snot rocket, and always announce when passing. Thanks grandma.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,172
Posted By woodcraft

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn...

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn shoulder, especially with cars passing within a foot or two? No thanks.

AFAS taking the whole road: narrow, winding, adequate sight lines- yes.
04-06-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 963
Posted By woodcraft

This does 90% of what is needed. ...

This does 90% of what is needed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XG5YIA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
04-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By woodcraft

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm,...

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm, and the dished sides face the corresponding dished surfaces of the screw and the brake pad holder,

allowing the the pad to pivot for adjustment.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,793
Posted By woodcraft

This makes the grade, IMO. Simultaneously...

This makes the grade, IMO.

Simultaneously touching the ideas that CF wheels make no difference, and that CF wheels make a huge difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,155
Posted By woodcraft

I picked up a set of HED Stinger 60mm tubular...

I picked up a set of HED Stinger 60mm tubular wheels a while back,

and while they're not heavy, they feel heavy. I think they would be quite good for a clyde- 24 spokes, sturdy, & with some 30mm...
04-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By woodcraft

Not my gag- just passing it along since I spent...

Not my gag- just passing it along since I spent an entire day chuckling about it.
04-04-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By woodcraft

Foldable trail dogs

https://cog.konaworld.com/kona-foldable-trail-dogs-available-in-web-store-now/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,793
Posted By woodcraft

I guess KOPS could be considered one... and...

I guess KOPS could be considered one...

and saddle height formulas that don't account for shoes, pedal stack height, or even crank length.
04-03-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,806
Posted By woodcraft

I've got my Crux running at 18lbs, which is fun.

I've got my Crux running at 18lbs, which is fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,793
Posted By woodcraft

Persistent ideas in cycling that make no sense

The one that's been bugging me lately is the claim that narrower handlebars restrict breathing.

This is easily checked by riding on the hoods with wrists straight, and then rolling them in- the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,576
Posted By woodcraft

I'd say that if the hips are rocking that is much...

I'd say that if the hips are rocking that is much too high, and there could be another 2cm that is less obviously too high.

The fitters talk about it as losing control at the bottom of the pedal...
04-01-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks for the feedback, but if it would take...

Thanks for the feedback, but if it would take other 10 speed cassettes just fine, I wouldn't be here.

Anyway, it turns out it is possible, with about 10 minutes on the bench grinder and 20 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,155
Posted By woodcraft

Traditionally because it's difficult to make an...

Traditionally because it's difficult to make an alloy rim with a deeper profile that is not excessively heavy,

and deeper rims are more aerodynamic and so generally faster.

It's unlikely that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By woodcraft

Beyond the margin of error for the PM for...

Beyond the margin of error for the PM for starters. The couple of times that I looked, My PM registered 51/49, or possibly 52/48. This was not significant enough for me to check again.

I checked...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By woodcraft

Re left/right power balance, absent injury,...

Re left/right power balance,

absent injury, short or missing limb, etc., has anyone seen any significant, consistent difference in power between left & right legs?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,094
Posted By woodcraft

[QUOTE=195cranky;21992828]Guess I will chime in...

[QUOTE=195cranky;21992828]Guess I will chime in here.


Thanks for the input! Sounds like some 30" wheels would be helpful.
03-30-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,806
Posted By woodcraft

IMO, it's about the gearing & the hills you ride....

IMO, it's about the gearing & the hills you ride.

In CX racing, you get off & run up the steep bits, so low gears are not needed. If your conditions are flat-ish this is OK,

but running up...
03-30-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 708
Posted By woodcraft

A pound and a half? I hope it's for the e bike.

A pound and a half? I hope it's for the e bike.
03-30-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By woodcraft

Easton freehub hack

I have a set of wheels that have one of Easton's overzealous freehubs that will only take a Dura-ace cassette.

I'm thinking of grinding/filing it down to use other/regular ones.

Anybody done...
03-30-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By woodcraft

There's two things- what's the biggest cassette...

There's two things- what's the biggest cassette that the RD will clear, and how much chain slack can the RD take up.

The take-up capacity is not critical in practice- at worst, the chain goes...
03-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,136
Posted By woodcraft

I had a school bus pull over to let me pass on a...

I had a school bus pull over to let me pass on a winding descent.
03-30-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By woodcraft

~$60 for a name brand cassette, ~$20 for the...

~$60 for a name brand cassette, ~$20 for the Roadlink bit, & ~$30 for a chain
03-30-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By woodcraft

This is like the click-bait in the news feed: ...

This is like the click-bait in the news feed:

"If you're not stuffing bananas in your pedals already, here's why you need to start.":)
03-30-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By woodcraft

The crankset would have to change to 110 BCD to...

The crankset would have to change to 110 BCD to use 46/34 chainrings, which would effectively give one gear lower. If It's Force22, just the crank spider and rings can be changed.

Switching to an...
03-30-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By woodcraft

I did it BITD- sewed actual chamois into shorts. ...

I did it BITD- sewed actual chamois into shorts. Worked OK, hard to get & hold things in place while sewing.

I would use a bit of spray adhesive on the chamois pad to help with the positioning, &...
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