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09-20-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,045
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Posted By Doge

I got my drivers license renewed yesterday. It...

I got my drivers license renewed yesterday. It has to be done every 10 years and new picture. Woman says - "Wow you were really young last picture.". Yup 10 years. Hmm.
09-19-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By Doge

For track, he was riding 1-2 hour week. ...

For track, he was riding 1-2 hour week. Increased to 3 hours for a couple weeks before crit.
09-18-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By Doge

It will generally help interval power, almost...

It will generally help interval power, almost anything a couple hours or less. For the typical USA races it is generally beneficial.


General to the OP and on weights.
The kids that lifted...
09-18-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By Doge

It will generally help interval power, almost...

It will generally help interval power, almost anything a couple hours or less. For the typical USA races it is generally beneficial. The kids that lifted improved a bunch reducing time on bike and...
09-18-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Doge

I don't know your goals, but I assume speed. At...

I don't know your goals, but I assume speed. At ~20 mph power and comfort are likely going to make you go faster than aero. Aero matters, just not that much at that speed.
The balance should be...
09-16-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,932
Posted By Doge

That is a point to different point race that had...

That is a point to different point race that had 2/3 descending and ended 100m lower than the start. I'm expect wind had way more to do with it.

Road races are very hard to judge because of that...
09-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By Doge

My kids went from cycling to rowing and back. I...

My kids went from cycling to rowing and back. I used to ride with Xeno Mueller. Cam Wurf is a semi local and acquaintance left rowing for cycling. I've spoken with both of them about making the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,378
Posted By Doge

Annealed steel can get softer with use. ...

Annealed steel can get softer with use.

Italian builders regularly used brass braze liquid above ~1600F on variants of 4130 Chrome-Moly (Columbus SL and SP) tubing.
4130 softens / anneals around...
09-12-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Doge

Even some long handle Allen wrenches have too...

Even some long handle Allen wrenches have too long a handle for some of the "non-standard" bike parts. I have to find short ones. Seat posts are real tough sometimes.
09-11-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Doge

Nesting tools are great. So one half is Allen,...

Nesting tools are great. So one half is Allen, the other fancy stuff like chain tools etc. Often the multi tool get in the way of using them with an Allen bolt. I often carry free single Allen...
09-11-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Doge

I found riding roller a great way to work into...

I found riding roller a great way to work into it. Have something next to you you can grab, and ride slower and slower, until you stop, hold, as you are about to lose it, spin up again and repeat. ...
09-11-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Doge

That is in the middle of a cycling mecca. Agura...

That is in the middle of a cycling mecca. Agura Hills.

It is the gateway to some beautiful rides.

Search Mike Nosco ride
09-10-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

I was stating net result, not where it came from....

I was stating net result, not where it came from.

Guessing

Lack of seal drag. Thinner grease. Sliperier cage. Maybe alignment.
Maybe bearings.

Very obvious feel.
09-10-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Doge

https://youtu.be/jjCAV0RmW3M

https://youtu.be/jjCAV0RmW3M
09-10-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Doge

https://youtu.be/IvEFlgvdPBQ

https://youtu.be/IvEFlgvdPBQ
09-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

Pulleys do not take much load. A ceramic pulley...

Pulleys do not take much load. A ceramic pulley here. It has light oil and non contact seals.
https://youtu.be/EG2f01mX1xI
09-10-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

I thought what I typed was clear. I'll repeat -...

I thought what I typed was clear. I'll repeat - it is not the bearings as much as the seals and grease and cages. But the net result is if you buy a Wheels Mfg Ceramic BB - you will see 3-4 W...
09-10-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Doge

The bike geometry (trail, head tube angel), tire...

The bike geometry (trail, head tube angel), tire size and pressure have a bit to do with it.
It seems easier for kids. Easier for those that ride rollers a lot.
09-10-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

1st vs 2nd or 3rd place in an ITT. Obviously...

1st vs 2nd or 3rd place in an ITT.

Obviously this is a performance thread. If you are just tooling around, why would you care.​​​​​​ If you want to get to work faster - get a motor.
...
09-10-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

His numbers are deceiving. A Ceramic BB vs a...

His numbers are deceiving. A Ceramic BB vs a Steel one is more like 3-6W. That 3/10th watt due to seals, not bearings. That part was addressed in the video, but largely ignored.

My post...
09-10-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

I watched this after my last post. He makes...

I watched this after my last post. He makes assumptions that we are dealing with hybrid and BB and hubs.

The BB data for Enduro Ceramic (what I use) is .13W vs .48W. ~300-~400% - huge.
He made...
09-10-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,083
Posted By Doge

I do both - a lot. It is not just the bearing, it...

I do both - a lot. It is not just the bearing, it is the market they are after and what comes with it. Many ceramic bearings use very light oil and non-contact seals. If you did that on steel you...
09-09-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Doge

Congratulations on hitting your ribs instead of...

Congratulations on hitting your ribs instead of your gut. Or maybe not. Many pros have their gut lower. Those guys have real small chests.

You can never be aero enough if you can get more...
09-08-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By Doge

I like wheels.

I like wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Doge

I hear the new tape is better. The tape I used in...

I hear the new tape is better. The tape I used in the past would not come off the rim easily. I expect tape would work.
The purpose of a spare is to get you home, and be replaced with your proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

Beads is auto corrected beds when typed from a...

Beads is auto corrected beds when typed from a cell phone.

Old Campy (maybe current) alloy was soft - on purpose. The hole drilling edges were sharp and soft. The J-bend would settle in and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

A j bend spoke can settle in / change length. ...

A j bend spoke can settle in / change length. Esp old DT in Campy hubs. Some of that was the hub alloy deforming, some was the spoke. Neither need to be issues now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

Your agreeing with me so much...sorry to bring...

Your agreeing with me so much...sorry to bring up, pre stressing is not always needed. A straight pull on rim with spoke beads needs no pre or post stress. There is no j bend, no washer or feral to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

I'd like to hear from anyone that broke a DT...

I'd like to hear from anyone that broke a DT aerolite or Sapim cx-ray outside of a chain in the spokes or crash.

Spokes on a premier rims (Enve, Mercury, HED, Zipp, ax Lightness) well built don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

There is a lot of tension. ~140kgf is for the...

There is a lot of tension. ~140kgf is for the good stuff. That is a lot of tension to get "slack" via rim deformation. That tension would never have been used on the old higher spoke count 32...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Doge

I do not glue as much as some do. I've gone from...

I do not glue as much as some do. I've gone from light glue, to heavy glue to what I think is a good balance. Also glues and rim shapes have changed.

Anyway, if you glue the edges very well with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Doge

2 CO2 bottles and adapter, Stans No-Tubes...

2 CO2 bottles and adapter, Stans No-Tubes sealant, the valve stem wrench, a Tufo wrapped up.

Find the leak. Is it small? Glass, Goat head? Take valve off, use half bottle of Stans, make sure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Doge

Compared to what?

Compared to what?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

Which is why tubulars will win for as long as I...

Which is why tubulars will win for as long as I can imagine.

A ~23mm tubular rides like a ~25clincher - and at a lot less mass.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

Rims matter. A very stiff rim makes the spoke...

Rims matter. A very stiff rim makes the spoke situation mostly static. A flexi rim makes it much more dynamic meaning every rotation of the wheel the tension on the spokes change (more than the stiff...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

They are the main racing hubs, 200 plus races,...

They are the main racing hubs, 200 plus races, rebuilt rims after being destroyed in Europe.

Next pair on climbers.

Next pair disc MTB

So got 6 hubs.

Then stem, seat post. They are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

You want to go Italian and exotic look at...

You want to go Italian and exotic look at Extralite. I caught so much greif putting my kid on these 4 years ago and most the other standard stuff has broken since then. On team bike and some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

Great option. I worry about indexing, and I...

Great option. I worry about indexing, and I thought they were c'sunk, so triplet lacing (although Campy is big into it) may not be an option.
If like below - I'd do that.

I ride 24 rear, 20...
08-31-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,049
Posted By Doge

Living in SoCal this is always a bit of a...

Living in SoCal this is always a bit of a challenge if planning serious racing. You can get very fit in the winter, and be over it by summer. Depends a bit if you are trying to time anything. Junior...
08-31-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Doge

Kid has. Some old (now WT pro) teammates did, but...

Kid has. Some old (now WT pro) teammates did, but was more into ingesting baking soda and also using lotion. Kid thinks it might help, but when he ran out, it was not the first thing to go buy.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Doge

Why do you need more than 16 spokes? Might put...

Why do you need more than 16 spokes? Might put the C'Sink for the J-bend off. I don't know if they are OK for Radial, but radial 16 on 35mm-50mm rims would be nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By Doge

Tufos. Light, fold small, high pressure, and you...

Tufos. Light, fold small, high pressure, and you really don't want to ride them.
08-29-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Doge

Power is about what an elite 15 year old 130# can...

Power is about what an elite 15 year old 130# can do. Really good for 50+
08-29-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Doge

What is your weight? As a racer, winning matters...

What is your weight? As a racer, winning matters more.
08-27-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,309
Posted By Doge

I've seen seat posts, bars, rims clean snap a few...

I've seen seat posts, bars, rims clean snap a few times. Carbon I have seen break, but never a snap. They get soft, crack but seems there is more warning.
Obviously everything should be properly...
08-27-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By Doge

I do tubulars. Some don't have numbers. Generally...

I do tubulars. Some don't have numbers. Generally I run about 130 on anything from 25-28s cause I like the feel. At one time I was running 23s at 170s (Tufos) and like riding on cardboard.
I did get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Doge

This similar setup, still Scotts with thicker...

This similar setup, still Scotts with thicker pads and the brakes didn't have the leverage and these were the MAVIC ceramic rims that had less catch. Riding the replacement fork bent in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Doge

Scott Mathauser on Super Champion smooth rims. I...

Scott Mathauser on Super Champion smooth rims. I trimmed, reglued with Epoxylite 6203. Same pads, now 30 years old, 100K miles on tandem my friend bought. I'll see if I can take a pick Wed.
Brakes...
08-26-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Doge

I'll be in Japan in Jan. I asked the wife if she...

I'll be in Japan in Jan. I asked the wife if she wanted to go see some races - "no".
08-25-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,309
Posted By Doge

Levers can twist on bars with hand force. They...

Levers can twist on bars with hand force. They were not too tight. Going carbon bars next time (like dad said 1st time).
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