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07-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By Hiro11

One piece of un-asked for advice: before you...

One piece of un-asked for advice: before you mount the tire, press down on the valve from the top hard with your thumb to seat it and tighten the nut at the same time. Then carefully tighten the nut...
06-27-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,118
Posted By Hiro11

I'm surprised at the issues some above have had...

I'm surprised at the issues some above have had with the 520. I have a 520 Plus (admittedly a slightly different unit) that's been reliable since I bought it last year. I've updated the firmware and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 166,742
Posted By Hiro11

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2019 Advanced Pro 0 Defy. I've now replaced the mediocre Giant tires with some 28mm...
06-27-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Hiro11

Do you want tubeless? GravelKings are the...

Do you want tubeless?

GravelKings are the obvious choice: not very pricey, good rolling resistance, high quality and durable.

I really like and recommend Rene Herse tires but they're pricey and...
06-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,471
Posted By Hiro11

I like the Assos stuff because it lasts a long...

I like the Assos stuff because it lasts a long time and is effective. If it's going to be a very long ride on a hot day, I'll use both a little of the Assos and some Body Glide. I don't recommend...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,663
Posted By Hiro11

I've been tubeless on the road for the past...

I've been tubeless on the road for the past couple of years. It's just better in every way. In only the past year or so, the main thing I've noticed is that the setup has become much, much easier and...
06-05-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Hiro11

I wear mostly Oakley Jawbreakers and 100% S2...

I wear mostly Oakley Jawbreakers and 100% S2 glasses while riding. Unless I'm riding in blinding sunshine, I use clear lenses in these frames. I find on hot days, sweat starts to obscure tinted...
06-01-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,712
Posted By Hiro11

BD "Motobecane" has nothing to do with 70s...

BD "Motobecane" has nothing to do with 70s Motobecane, just to be super clear here. BD Motobecane are just Taiwanese catalog frames with a bunch of parts.

I have one of their older Ti frames and a...
05-17-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Hiro11

Good hubs are worth the money if you ride a lot....

Good hubs are worth the money if you ride a lot. In my experience it's hard to go wrong if you get a quality set of hubs. It's also hard to go right with the low end OEM hubs on many complete bikes,...
05-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,819
Posted By Hiro11

Yes this is a higher-end hybrid. I'm getting a...

Yes this is a higher-end hybrid. I'm getting a little tired of people complaining about bikes like this or really anything gravel-related as being a "marketing exercise" or that this bike is just a...
05-02-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By Hiro11

I get what you're talking about and I have...

I get what you're talking about and I have actually tried Cat Ears, the O.G. Disco Stu sideburns version. They work really well, the ride was more serene and I could hear much better. They're...
04-27-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

Totally agree. I was hoping that this screaming...

Totally agree. I was hoping that this screaming political tribalism we've now been wallowing in since 9/11 would fade as we are now confronted with a real set of problems, it's really disappointing...
04-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,237
Posted By Hiro11

Still loving my Stuntman. One question: is this a...

Still loving my Stuntman. One question: is this a 73MM BB shell? I sure hope not. Try to find a 73mm compatible crankset with a 110 BCD. Go ahead, try to find one. My concern: I'd like to replace...
04-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
Posted By Hiro11

I have a daughter who's finishing up her freshman...

I have a daughter who's finishing up her freshman year. Frankly, if they don't open her university in the fall I don't know what we're going to do. This is such a fluid situation that it's impossible...
04-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,532
Posted By Hiro11

I think the shouting down of Ionnadis is really...

I think the shouting down of Ionnadis is really interesting. Maybe he's right, maybe he's wrong. Regardless, I find the intense reaction to his study worrying. Stat, the journal that published the...
04-21-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,282
Posted By Hiro11

I know this is an awful attempt at a troll...

I know this is an awful attempt at a troll thread, but Schrader valves really are better in two meaningful ways for cyclists:
1. Much stronger, more reliable and and more robust valve stem. As many...
04-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

All good points. I've noticed that doctors and...

All good points. I've noticed that doctors and epidemiologists who know what they're talking about are always careful to hedge their points and provide valuable caveats.

We still know don't know a...
04-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

*sigh*

*sigh*
04-18-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/anti...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/antibody-study-suggests-coronavirus-is-far-more-widespread-than-previously-thought

My post from a couple of weeks ago seems to be coming true. What if...
04-11-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

If there's ONE THING I pray comes out of this...

If there's ONE THING I pray comes out of this mess: IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY AT HOME. Please let this become a habit from now forward.

I work for a huge company in an industry where working from home...
04-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

My daughter (a freshman, 19 years old and...

My daughter (a freshman, 19 years old and healthy) attends a large Big 10 university. Her dorm is very popular with students from China. In mid December, she came down with a mild fever, aching...
04-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,669
Posted By Hiro11

I have been (almost) totally ignoring media...

I have been (almost) totally ignoring media coverage of this pandemic and focusing on what experts have actually said and are saying. For example, here's a very helpful website:...
03-28-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,477
Posted By Hiro11

Interesting that this thread is still carrying...

Interesting that this thread is still carrying on. As I said earlier, Rivendell is by any measure a tiny brand that sells few bikes but it appears that they inspire strong feelings regardless.
...
03-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Hiro11

Very common problem, especially once you're past...

Very common problem, especially once you're past 45. These are very effective if nothing else is working:
https://kroops.com/collections/cycling
02-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,076
Posted By Hiro11

Hydraulic is hardly a "game changer". The Spyre's...

Hydraulic is hardly a "game changer". The Spyre's are damned good and very reliable.

On the other hand, I'd take the All City over the Pivot every day.
02-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,076
Posted By Hiro11

You put in all of this effort, spent all that...

You put in all of this effort, spent all that money... and then biffed the last hurdle. Dude, you gotta ditch those tires and put some supple 32s on there, something like the Rene Herse Stampede...
02-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,464
Posted By Hiro11

Apparently, you've never seen...

Apparently, you've never seen "Anchorman".
02-07-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,464
Posted By Hiro11

It's an old, old wooden ship.

It's an old, old wooden ship.
02-06-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,464
Posted By Hiro11

I have several thoughts on this topic: 1....

I have several thoughts on this topic:

1. I've had several very good experiences buying bikes from consumer-direct companies. The bikes I've purchased have generally been as high quality as bike...
02-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,268
Posted By Hiro11

A ~$4K, good quality, lightweight 29er hardtail...

A ~$4K, good quality, lightweight 29er hardtail or short-travel FS XC bike is hard to argue with. Something like a Santa Cruz Highball or Blur, Giant XTC, Trek Procaliber or Supercalibur, Specialized...
02-02-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Hiro11

OP, this will answer your question: ...

OP, this will answer your question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W5KhfJHF_4
01-23-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,298
Posted By Hiro11

This is just not true. As one counter-example, a...

This is just not true. As one counter-example, a couple of decades ago Giant defined the look of a modern road bike with the TCR. (edit: noticed this point was made above). If you look at most...
01-07-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,922
Posted By Hiro11

Excellent post and astute observations. Roads in...

Excellent post and astute observations. Roads in the vast majority of the US are designed for cars and cars alone. Walking or riding a bike on the road is literally impossible on the majority of the...
Forum: Foo
01-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,272
Posted By Hiro11

Ugh, this holiday season: 1. I crashed a couple...

Ugh, this holiday season:
1. I crashed a couple of weeks before Christmas on my bike and managed to (mildly) separate my shoulder. This ruined my plans for this vacation as I planned on spending it...
Forum: Foo
01-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 876
Posted By Hiro11

I've largely given up beer and wine makes me ill....

I've largely given up beer and wine makes me ill. I do, however, celebrate all juices of the barley, corn, cane and wheat.

If you give me a choice between vodka and rum, that's easy: rum all day,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,609
Posted By Hiro11

I'm never going to actually buy one. Also, we're...

I'm never going to actually buy one. Also, we're talking lust here, not logic. Still, it's disappointing to hear that.
12-27-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,922
Posted By Hiro11

Thanks for the informed and reasonable discussion...

Thanks for the informed and reasonable discussion here.

I've had some time to read what people have posted here, talk about things with friends and family and think things through over the...
12-19-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,922
Posted By Hiro11

Giving up riding on the road

After about 30 years of riding on the road, I'm seriously considering giving it up. Several things have given me pause:

Getting hit by a car two years ago
Increasingly dealing with narrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,609
Posted By Hiro11

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12-13-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,247
Posted By Hiro11

There are only two situations where tubulars...

There are only two situations where tubulars makes sense:
1. Cross races in slippery conditions where very low pressures are required.
2. You are a professional road racer and have an old Belgian...
12-06-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Hiro11

So, this thread is about some $26 Chinese beach...

So, this thread is about some $26 Chinese beach bike tires in a weird 635/28" size being slow rolling? Not trying to be a jerk here, but given the usage of this tire here I don't know what to tell...
11-28-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Hiro11

- Brand new model - Narrow niche (modern steel...

- Brand new model
- Narrow niche (modern steel road bike)
- Smaller brand

I'd say it's unlikely you're going to find too many people with personal experience on the bike at this point. To me it...
11-19-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Hiro11

All major brand bikes are really good these days,...

All major brand bikes are really good these days, you can't really go wrong. Also, the pricing is generally the same between brands when you compare like for like. The only concern I have the...
11-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By Hiro11

Where did I imply that you need to wear lycra to...

Where did I imply that you need to wear lycra to be a "real cyclist"? Do you realize that you are proving my point?
11-10-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,717
Posted By Hiro11

In my opinion, no. Expensive sunglasses are a...

In my opinion, no. Expensive sunglasses are a total waste of money. I say this as someone who ones two pairs of Oakley Jawbreakers and 2 pairs of 100% S2s. Make of this what you will.
11-10-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Hiro11

No offense, but you really can't figure this out?...

No offense, but you really can't figure this out? Look at the last picture you posted. Your chain has been "sucked" between the chainring (big gears on the front, the ones the pedals are attached to)...
11-10-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,199
Posted By Hiro11

Why not just use a free app on your phone?

Why not just use a free app on your phone?
11-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By Hiro11

This video is somewhat funny but doesn't really...

This video is somewhat funny but doesn't really break any new ground. In particular, it's sticking to the "annoying type-A cyclists are the lolz" trope. I don't understand why so many people are so...
11-04-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By Hiro11

As others have said, advertised tire width is...

As others have said, advertised tire width is almost always different from actual tire width, at least partially due to rim width. I've found that most tires are narrower than advertised, a notable...
11-02-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,861
Posted By Hiro11

Apologies for the NDS picture, but you get the...

Apologies for the NDS picture, but you get the idea. Stock Mercier Kilo WT I bought for $430 about five years ago. I threw the chain into the rear wheel soon after getting it (I didn't know at that...
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