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09-17-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 465
Posted By aclinjury

why do they use steel grates? what's the damn...

why do they use steel grates? what's the damn purpose?
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,415
Posted By aclinjury

then by your logic, there's really no need to...

then by your logic, there's really no need to improve anything. A singlespeed from Walmart should suffice, and everything else is just marketing, including the notion of a "1x gravel bike" (which...
09-15-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,415
Posted By aclinjury

well, I've seen people raced Vision Quest...

well, I've seen people raced Vision Quest (grueling 50 mile mtb race in Socal) on a BMX.
I've seen people ride the Breathless Agony ride on single speed, and even a beach cruiser!
Bottomline is, if...
09-14-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,415
Posted By aclinjury

In the Socal beach areas, most people either get...

In the Socal beach areas, most people either get a road bike (could be an endurance one), or a beach cruiser. I see very few 1x bikes on the road. I can honestly say I've seen 1 person riding a...
09-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By aclinjury

great that you have access to resources that can...

great that you have access to resources that can calibrate free for you.
What about for those home bicycle mechanics who don't have such free access?
I'm sure they're not going to want pay a fee to...
09-14-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By aclinjury

how do dentists screw down implants and crowns?...

how do dentists screw down implants and crowns? Do they use any torque wrench? Nope. They go by feel. Tight enough is tight enough. When in doubt, just err on the softer side and bring an allen...
09-14-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By aclinjury

The thing about "precision" (and I use this term...

The thing about "precision" (and I use this term loosely) tools is... if you use them, you have to regularly calibrate them.
So to those who preach using a torque wrench religiously, how often do...
09-14-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 492
Posted By aclinjury

if the mech is using an allen key that's 4in...

if the mech is using an allen key that's 4in long, I doubt that he'll be able to over torque 12-14 Nm. You don't really need to use a torque wrench for metal stuff unless you're a gorilla.
Only...
09-13-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,415
Posted By aclinjury

you're in Newport Beach? there ain't any gravel...

you're in Newport Beach? there ain't any gravel roads here
09-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,524
Posted By aclinjury

better question would be why do runners like to...

better question would be why do runners like to run opposite traffic, in the bike lane
09-13-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,750
Posted By aclinjury

they got caught by the whole covid thing and...

they got caught by the whole covid thing and undertrained.
Jumbo trained like the Tour was gonna happen in July.
calling Ineos, the most well funded team in the sport, finished, is like calling the...
09-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,768
Posted By aclinjury

If you want a workhorse tires for daily duty,...

If you want a workhorse tires for daily duty, Tangente is ok, like I've said.
If you want a lighter and more importantly more supple tire, get Schwable Pro One or Vittoria Corsa (I believe). Or you...
09-11-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,596
Posted By aclinjury

get all the rednecks outta Cali. Most fires are...

get all the rednecks outta Cali. Most fires are start by these woody rednecks.
09-11-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By aclinjury

you gave the wrong reason. you should really...

you gave the wrong reason. you should really shut up and listen instead of acting like a butthurt?
09-10-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,768
Posted By aclinjury

Zipp Tangente sucks, rides like garden hose,...

Zipp Tangente sucks, rides like garden hose, they're thick. Good for rear wheel of a daily workhorse, not for a premium bike looking for premium feel.
09-03-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,481
Posted By aclinjury

Any Harley rider care to explain how using the...

Any Harley rider care to explain how using the front brake causes you to superman.

It's all about center of gravity and the speed of the weight transfer. If your center of gravity is high, and...
08-31-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By aclinjury

Sivakov just suck at descending. Homeboy also...

Sivakov just suck at descending. Homeboy also crashed descending in the Dauphane, all dry condition.
08-31-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,801
Posted By aclinjury

well people believe disc gives better modulation...

well people believe disc gives better modulation and better feel, especially in the wet. This is supposed to allow them to feel the limit of traction without exceeding it. That's the whole idea of...
08-31-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,801
Posted By aclinjury

Alaphilippe got a new bike. What about all...

Alaphilippe got a new bike.

What about all the carnage in the wet? Shouldn't disc brake suppose to shine here? you know, better feel, better modulation...etc
08-30-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,801
Posted By aclinjury

Disc brakes in Tour de France

In the video (go to 7:41), it shows Alaphilippe's bike in stage 1 seems to have locked the front wheel (I don't think I've ever seen that happen to a rim brake wheel unless the wheel is pretty much...
08-30-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,261
Posted By aclinjury

The "famed" Okinawan diet is mostly during the...

The "famed" Okinawan diet is mostly during the time of WW2 (when they were first observed) till about the 80s. Then came the progressive "Westernization" of the Okinawans, and Japan, and the rest of...
08-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,052
Posted By aclinjury

For the front, one should use narrower tires that...

For the front, one should use narrower tires that are supple and lighter weight overall, this will translate into faster reaction to turning. Supple casing means more shock absorption. Also, if you...
08-27-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,261
Posted By aclinjury

The longest living population, with the highest...

The longest living population, with the highest number of centenarians per capita, is the Okinawans.
The second longest living population is the Seventh Day Adventists.
These 2 groups of people...
08-24-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,037
Posted By aclinjury

Do you live in these Asian markets: Vietnam,...

Do you live in these Asian markets: Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia?
Do you ride with a lot of people in these markets who have their new Shimano part just break like cookies?
Do you know the LBS in...
08-23-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,037
Posted By aclinjury

They are fakes, quality is shoddy. Usually these...

They are fakes, quality is shoddy. Usually these fakes get dumped on markets like Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, a lot more than in the US and Europe.
There are plenty of horror stories of Shimano...
08-23-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By aclinjury

Big-big combo will almost always always make...

Big-big combo will almost always always make noise on a road bike. Reason is chainstays are too short, thus creating a steep chainline angle. This is not the case for mtb bikes because they have...
08-20-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By aclinjury

just ride what you have on the road. You'll just...

just ride what you have on the road. You'll just be a tad slower, and definitely be dropped by the fast goups. So what.
08-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,614
Posted By aclinjury

I pull a mask over when approaching crowds. Don't...

I pull a mask over when approaching crowds. Don't want to be potential droplets of runners and cyclists who think they are exceptional.
08-20-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By aclinjury

well said, and this accident may not have...

well said, and this accident may not have happened if UCI took discipline seriously in the past.
08-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,772
Posted By aclinjury

you sound like a damn nagging wife, always got to...

you sound like a damn nagging wife, always got to have the last word in everything huh?
08-18-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,772
Posted By aclinjury

that bike cannot be stable, wheelbase too short...

that bike cannot be stable, wheelbase too short relative to center of mass
08-18-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,772
Posted By aclinjury

giant FTW!!!

giant FTW!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By aclinjury

Defective carcass. Solution: send the damn tire...

Defective carcass.
Solution: send the damn tire back for warranty
08-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By aclinjury

Giant right now is the best carbon bike...

Giant right now is the best carbon bike manufacturer. Nothing Wisconsin knows that Giant doesn't already know or could do better (if they wanted to).
08-17-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By aclinjury

before you do anything, check that the FD cage is...

before you do anything, check that the FD cage is parellel with the big chainring. This also plays a role in the chain rubbing or not rubbing.
With R8000, even a minor adjustment will mean alot as...
08-17-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By aclinjury

you shouldn't be standing if; 1. you're not...

you shouldn't be standing if;
1. you're not lightweight
2. you're not young

you defiitely should be sitting if:
1. you're on the heavy side
2. you're older in age

If you're older, a bit...
08-17-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By aclinjury

(1) yes it does. Lever should be in what's called...

(1) yes it does. Lever should be in what's called "T-Trim" position (ie, lever should be released from the top position down to T-trim position)
https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-RAFD001-02-ENG.pdf ...
08-15-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By aclinjury

and I'll take the assessment of an ex-pro...

and I'll take the assessment of an ex-pro sprinter McEwen (link above) over your armchair.
08-15-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By aclinjury

i'm curious to know too

i'm curious to know too
08-14-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By aclinjury

I've heard that shoe or boot repair glue can also...

I've heard that shoe or boot repair glue can also be strong and pliable, though I have not gone down this path yet.
08-14-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By aclinjury

wow $500. Mime isn't as pronounced as a...

wow $500. Mime isn't as pronounced as a blue-red-purple effect.
With my color, you can't tell the color change from afar 20 meters away, but standing a few meters from the bike you can tell, but my...
08-14-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By aclinjury

messenger on a casati, this man knows

messenger on a casati, this man knows
08-14-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By aclinjury

I've used the regular butyl patches, but the...

I've used the regular butyl patches, but the butyl patches are thick as they're designed for thick butyl tubes.

Nowaday, I use a latex patch (cut up from a discarded latex tube). The problem here...
08-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By aclinjury

this is housewives' tale. I have yet to see a...

this is housewives' tale. I have yet to see a patched latex tube explode in such fashion.
Latex is VERY stretchable, much much more stretchable than butyl tubes. One time, when I did not proper...
08-14-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By aclinjury

so that's what that paint is. When I purchased...

so that's what that paint is. When I purchased the bike thru the internet, I didn't know the paint could change color just by looking at the pics. But then when I received the bike, I realized this...
08-13-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By aclinjury

Casati Inox 99. Brazed Columbus XCR tubes. Bought...

Casati Inox 99. Brazed Columbus XCR tubes. Bought the frame for $1800 usd from a bike shop in Singapore that was using it as a display model. Paint used is some sort of metallic that shifts hues...
08-13-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By aclinjury

yeah agreed. But if you think HED is bad, I...

yeah agreed.

But if you think HED is bad, I suspect you haven't deal with mtb hookless rims yet. IMPOSSIBLE to remove on the trail (unless you happen to bring a visegrip or a scissor to cut the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By aclinjury

I'd go with a 49 in your case. I'm 5'7" with...

I'd go with a 49 in your case.

I'm 5'7" with 29.5" inseam and all my bikes are XS (~49cm). I slam all my stems and they're all 110-120mm long. I have no reason to think why a 49cm wouldn't fit...
08-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By aclinjury

currently the craze is "go wide, go tubeless". ...

currently the craze is "go wide, go tubeless". So wheel manufacturers are compelled to follow this trend, and if they don't bulletpoint thier spec sheet with "tubelss and wide", guys would be like...
08-10-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By aclinjury

trash. do yourself a favor and cut it in half so...

trash. do yourself a favor and cut it in half so you're not tempted to save it
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