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09-21-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By base2

Wrong on so many levels & so many ways. ...

Wrong on so many levels & so many ways.

Dumbest esh I have seen in a long time.

Good luck with every bump & shock your bike experiences getting a running start as it slams into the assembly.
...
09-11-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By base2

Why not just go to the bike park now? There is...

Why not just go to the bike park now?
There is a such a thing as "over-biked."
You'd be surprised what you can & your current bike can do. Besides, you'll have mad skillz when you upgrade in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,895
Posted By base2

Sorry, I have no experience with Sons rims. I...

Sorry, I have no experience with Sons rims. I can't imagine they would be terrible and stick around the market very long. I've seen people in the local cycling group with them & they seem to roll...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,895
Posted By base2

You can run any ol' clincher tire on any clincher...

You can run any ol' clincher tire on any clincher rim. Tubeless is only a possibility if both tube & rim are tubeless capable. Even then, you can run tubes...it's just that the option of tubeless is...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
Posted By base2

In a genuine effort to be helpful: Would...

In a genuine effort to be helpful: Would something like this (https://austin.craigslist.org/bop/d/austin-marin-fairfax-alluminum-disc/7191772081.html) work? Simply swap all the components over from...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
Posted By base2

The biggest problem I see, is the cost. With...

The biggest problem I see, is the cost. With enough money, you can do anything. What I gather is this is a single speed steel framed flat land city bike that is being retooled to jump on the latest...
09-10-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By base2

I agree. Finding parts that aren't black has...

I agree. Finding parts that aren't black has become quite the challenge in recent years. I can see why the manufacturers do it. Black hides poor surface texture from cost conscious manufacture that ...
09-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By base2

Interference fit. Your local bike shop has a...

Interference fit.
Your local bike shop has a tool similar to a slide hammer for just such a purpose.
It'll cost around $10-$15. for a race...around $30 for a whole headset.
09-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By base2

I've de-anodized plenty. 6oz per gallon ratio of...

I've de-anodized plenty. 6oz per gallon ratio of food grade soaping lye/water. Soak the part 3 minutes & scrub. 50/50 it comes out beautiful with no further work required. Brambleberry soap supply in...
09-09-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,454
Posted By base2

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1091713...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1091713-varsinental-project.html

https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/39985678263_33b2c289ee_o.jpg...
09-04-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,426,765
Posted By base2

Here is my 1997 Trek 6500zx The bars look high,...

Here is my 1997 Trek 6500zx
The bars look high, but when accounting for suspension sag of the 100mm travel RockShox Recon while riding, the reach & drop is consistent with my road bikes. The intent...
09-01-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By base2

Plus one for wax. I use an old tooth brush to...

Plus one for wax.
I use an old tooth brush to brush off any gunk. (Usually very little.) Then apply Squirt, & let dry.

Getting your chain super, super clean, degreased, rinsed & dried before...
09-01-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,002
Posted By base2

Junk miles are junk miles. That's not to say they...

Junk miles are junk miles. That's not to say they don't have any benefit. They're just miles spent not doing what is consistant with your goal.

I rarely spend any time training any more. I did...
08-31-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By base2

Attention All: Problem solved! The good folks at...

Attention All: Problem solved! The good folks at Panaracer were very responsive and the issue is done. New tires are on their way!
Thank you for the suggestion to contact them directly. I couldn't...
08-31-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By base2

Ok. Per DrIsotope I'll send a photo to Panaracer....

Ok. Per DrIsotope I'll send a photo to Panaracer.
Is there a special super secret email address that cuts through the clutter or is it just through https://www.panaracer.com/contact/

I really...
08-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By base2

https://www.parktool.com/product/chainring-nut-wre...

https://www.parktool.com/product/chainring-nut-wrench-cnw-2
08-30-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By base2

Self-destructing Gravelking

Edit: Issue resolved. Panaracer is replacing the tire.

So, I took my favorite CX bike and have been using it as a dedicated road bike for the last 8000 miles. Deep section carbon rims, 700x25c...
08-25-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By base2

Yes. That is exactly what I am suggesting. The...

Yes. That is exactly what I am suggesting. The higher the rpm, the less work is done per revolution. Meaning the load on the chain/drivetrain will be lighter.

I suppose from a drivetrain wear...
08-24-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By base2

Yep. You can indeed break a chain with excessive...

Yep. You can indeed break a chain with excessive load on or between gears. I've broken a chain (SRAM 11 speed) adjacent to the quick link on my first outting. Had I not had a spare master link, that...
08-23-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By base2

I've got as few as 500 miles at 1.5%-2% stretch...

I've got as few as 500 miles at 1.5%-2% stretch on my mountain bike & 2500-3000 miles at .75% stretch on my road bike. So much depends on conditions & pedaling style, there is no hard & fast rule to...
08-20-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By base2

In regards to the World Sport specifically, I can...

In regards to the World Sport specifically, I can not say. But, Schwinn headsets are generally a BMX standard. The rub is BMX thread pitch, size, & quill diameter is not the same as the rest of...
08-20-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By base2

I think you are right in being concerned with the...

I think you are right in being concerned with the brake bridge/chainstay brace clearance.

Generally you can measure the distance of where the tire would be & subtract a minimum of 4mm or 5mm for...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By base2

Longer wheelbase is just plain under appreciated...

Longer wheelbase is just plain under appreciated these days. I spec'd my Rodriguez with 500mm chainstays for a reason. The bike itself is a bit slower than my racing bikes & that is to be expected...
08-05-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By base2

For the hanging rack, it makes sense to use a...

For the hanging rack, it makes sense to use a bungy cord to keep the front aligned & the rear wheel from spinning in the wind. Lighter bikes can act like a sail, so it also makes sense to use a strap...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 998
Posted By base2

I just input the destination & hit mute until I...

I just input the destination & hit mute until I get to where I actually need directions.

I live at the confluence of a few interstates & state routes & which route is fastest be Googles...
08-05-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By base2

I'm with the "trainer use only" club. How I've...

I'm with the "trainer use only" club.
How I've patched non-bicycle things before was to tightly wrap the tube or with enamled magnet wire or copper clad steel (because that is what I had on hand) &...
08-04-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By base2

I can't say about vintage. I suppose much of it...

I can't say about vintage. I suppose much of it has to do with whether or not the rim is hooked & whether or not the bead is intended for "hookless" rims or not.

Also, psi is literally "Pounds Per...
07-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,216
Posted By base2

I see nothing wrong with those numbers. It's...

I see nothing wrong with those numbers.
It's good to have the data from an actual measuring device. I suspected that the e-assist of the cargo bike was influencing Stravas estimates.

How far...
07-29-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,238
Posted By base2

Thanks. I think I'm sold on it now & I appreciate...

Thanks. I think I'm sold on it now & I appreciate the review. It sounds like it would be tremendously useful when it is needed.

Base2
07-29-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,238
Posted By base2

It has a large diameter hose that routes up to...

It has a large diameter hose that routes up to the handlebars for drinking and a mouth piece similar (same?) as you would find on a CamelBak.

Agreed, running through 4 litres in a day is not a...
07-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,238
Posted By base2

Ok, so this looks like this thread has run it's...

Ok, so this looks like this thread has run it's course as far as available options & it looks like the problem is pretty much solved for the OP.

I'm sharing this because the other day I was doing...
07-28-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,358
Posted By base2

With regard to the Arai drag brake: If the...

With regard to the Arai drag brake:

If the pads are glazed, then like any brake with glazed pads, it won't work.

Way back in the day, it was common to surface new drum pads so that when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By base2

I presume this is the Breezer from the other...

I presume this is the Breezer from the other thread about seat posts...

There is a relationship between stem length & handlebar width.

The trend in many bikes lately is to have really wide bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By base2

KOPS is just a starting point for weight...

KOPS is just a starting point for weight distribution between hands, saddle, & feet. There are countless examples of other fits where KOPS doesn't apply either because of the bikes intended use, be...
07-26-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,216
Posted By base2

The Garmin backend has been hit with ransomware...

The Garmin backend has been hit with ransomware the last couple of days. Apparently everything is all encrypted & disabled. That means no Garmin Connect, no mobile app & no uploading through either...
07-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,408
Posted By base2

Gosh-darn, you! Mrs. Base2 & myself have been...

Gosh-darn, you!
Mrs. Base2 & myself have been looking into a better tent than the million pound Glacier from the big-box store.

$1135 dollars later we have the Duplex, 8 stakes, 2 poles & I have...
07-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,860
Posted By base2

Ok. I learned something new here. Thanks! ...

Ok. I learned something new here.
Thanks!
:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,620
Posted By base2

I, for one, have found this thread particularly...

I, for one, have found this thread particularly entertaining.
Thanks Bike Forums!
:thumb:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50094742611_a0bb2aa1e7_o.png...
07-08-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,860
Posted By base2

Since when does a Recon not use a shock pump?...

Since when does a Recon not use a shock pump? Mine is set at 120psi cause I'm a fat clown, and my wife has hers at around 90psi 'cause she is normal person weight.

Having said that: Read the...
07-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,213
Posted By base2

Yikes! I suppose a great deal depends on how...

Yikes! I suppose a great deal depends on how events unfolded. If it looks pretty mangled then having a Trek shop do their thing certainly wouldn't hurt. If nothing else just for reassurance.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,620
Posted By base2

But if you can expend only 200 watts for the same...

But if you can expend only 200 watts for the same speed, you can go further for the same tiredness at the end of the day.

Or for the same 230 watts you can go faster.

It's watt savings per...
07-05-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,778
Posted By base2

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be...

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be found in the seasoning/spices section of the supermarket. NuSalt is 100% Potassium Chloride. 1 gram (1/6tsp) is 15% of your RDA & about 3 bananas worth...
07-03-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By base2

I award you +10 points, good sir! There is a...

I award you +10 points, good sir!
There is a lot of good info in here.
Thanks! :thumb:
07-03-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,921
Posted By base2

I run standard Shimano SPD PD-M520 or XTR...

I run standard Shimano SPD PD-M520 or XTR M-9000/9100 on every bike I own. There has never been any issue related to whether they are "better" (or worse) than flat pedals.

It is nice to know I'm...
07-02-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By base2

Contrary to popular myth, stainless steel (or,...

Contrary to popular myth, stainless steel (or, corrosion resistant steel for the pedantic) does have a magnetic attraction. It is much weaker than high carbon for sure, but it is there nonetheless.
...
07-02-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By base2

Yes. If you can, get yourself a track pump. One...

Yes.
If you can, get yourself a track pump. One with a pressure gage.
07-02-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By base2

That MOOTS is spot-on! :thumb: I get the...

That MOOTS is spot-on! :thumb:

I get the feeling you are more in the Novara or CO-OP brand end of the spectrum. Simple, reasonably well equiped, no frills, quality bikes. The usual assortment of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,120
Posted By base2

A rose by any other name...Call it "Partner...

A rose by any other name...Call it "Partner integrations," if you'd like. In any case, every ride anyone ever did that was from a "sponsor" was prioritized boldly & plainly at the top of the news...
07-02-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By base2

No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in...

No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in the last photo. You can tell by the sighting line that is adjacent to the bead. It dives into the rim at the label. It should be a consistant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,507
Posted By base2

I love how Gaimon crushed Thorfinn Sassquatch by...

I love how Gaimon crushed Thorfinn Sassquatch by a full minute & a half.

Classic.
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