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10-21-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By HTupolev

Tons of people use egg beaters on gravel bikes....

Tons of people use egg beaters on gravel bikes. It works.


If by "road shoe" you mean a shoe that can fit a 2-bolt cleat but which is not recessed, I would strongly avoid. Walking on MTB cleats...
10-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,579
Views: 2,024,059
Posted By HTupolev

1990 was NORBA era, MTB geometry got more...

1990 was NORBA era, MTB geometry got more road-like during that time. Since then, MTBs have moved back to very slack front ends, but the chainstays have remained short.
10-21-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By HTupolev

Ah, gotcha. I was thinking you were implying...

Ah, gotcha. I was thinking you were implying using the 74 given that you mentioned the 110/74 rather than just that it could mount multiple rings on a 110; one of my bikes uses a Sugino Mighty Tour...
10-21-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By HTupolev

Whether a triplizer will work or not depends on...

Whether a triplizer will work or not depends on your bolt circle. 52-42 cranks often had a 144mm 5-bolt circle, and triplizers for these do exist, although there aren't tons of them floating around....
10-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,579
Views: 2,024,059
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty normal for early MTBs. The Repack klunkerz...

Pretty normal for early MTBs. The Repack klunkerz were basically modified beach cruisers, and beach cruisers tend to have lots of backsweep on the bars which effectively "shortens" the top tube. Even...
10-21-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By HTupolev

They do what they're supposed to do, i.e. move...

They do what they're supposed to do, i.e. move the derailleur downward so that it can clear a bigger cog. Sometimes this can result in slightly balkier rear shifting than using a derailleur which is...
10-20-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By HTupolev

Perhaps a stupid question, but are you sure that...

Perhaps a stupid question, but are you sure that you're actually in the big ring and the small cog when experiencing this? Like, are you basing this off of shifter feel, or did you look down and make...
10-20-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 650
Posted By HTupolev

1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, converted to drop...

1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, converted to drop bars.

https://i.imgur.com/Au4V9ZV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bDOp2Xg.jpg
10-18-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,090
Posted By HTupolev

I'd prefer the best of both. I want a frame...

I'd prefer the best of both.

I want a frame handmade by a cyborg!
10-18-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By HTupolev

Non-PT Paselas are fairly supple. Not sure about...

Non-PT Paselas are fairly supple. Not sure about PTs... some of Panaracer's flat-protection schemes are pretty stiff.
10-17-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By HTupolev

Building up is usually considerably more...

Building up is usually considerably more expensive. Assembly labor doesn't cost the manufacturers much, and they're buying the parts in large batches at costs vastly below MSRP.

Building up can be...
10-17-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By HTupolev

The new bike market is rapidly moving entirely to...

The new bike market is rapidly moving entirely to disc brakes, and it was obvious years ago that this is where things are going.


They sometimes do, they just call it "making the fork stiffer."
...
10-17-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,311,579
Posted By HTupolev

Lots of the other MUP users today were terrible...

Lots of the other MUP users today were terrible at picking a lane or holding a line, but at least they didn't make many rapid sudden movements.

https://i.imgur.com/Sm03G7Y.jpg
10-16-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By HTupolev

If the biggest cogs on a cassette are big enough,...

If the biggest cogs on a cassette are big enough, the cassette can be designed so that those cogs can sit out over the wheel's spokes rather than come all the way down to the splines on the freehub...
10-16-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 41,836
Posted By HTupolev

Range of hand positions. There's nothing...

Range of hand positions. There's nothing inherently aggressive or non-aggressive about drop bars, or flat bars, or any other type of bars. It's all about setup.

I'd flip your point around: what's...
10-16-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By HTupolev

Sure, but shouldn't you get another bike to store...

Sure, but shouldn't you get another bike to store them on?
10-16-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By HTupolev

I wonder what sort of touring bike we're talking...

I wonder what sort of touring bike we're talking about. Heavy-load road tourers like an LHT or 520 or Campeur are distinguished by their accommodations for heavy rear loads, and although these bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 82,041
Posted By HTupolev

Lower pressures are if anything gentler on rims,...

Lower pressures are if anything gentler on rims, unless you're routinely bottoming out.
10-15-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,090
Posted By HTupolev

Nah, it'll be an airplane.

Nah, it'll be an airplane.
10-15-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,090
Posted By HTupolev

What does offering affordable city bikes have to...

What does offering affordable city bikes have to do with "the mighty" "falling"? Is a C64 somehow less magnificent for sharing a decal design with lots of bikes that cost less?

I don't see what...
10-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,238
Posted By HTupolev

Explored loads of out-and-backs and whatnot near...

Explored loads of out-and-backs and whatnot near Mt Pilchuck. Had some trouble framing photos, but the roads were amazing. Lots of good stuff to remember for later rides.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By HTupolev

What's your weight and what pressure are you...

What's your weight and what pressure are you pumping the tires to? What particular tires are you using? Tubed or tubeless?
Also check your clearances: I have a 2016 Emonda ALR 5 as well, currently...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By HTupolev

Lower gearing does not reduce the power required...

Lower gearing does not reduce the power required to climb at a given speed, but it does reduce the torque that the rider needs to deliver to keep the pedals turning over. Obviously it's technically...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not aware of any thorough analysis of that...

I'm not aware of any thorough analysis of that being openly available, and it's not obvious that even the big manufacturers have characterized it very precisely. It's definitely clear that reviewers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By HTupolev

I mean, it's a freaking headset. Anything that...

I mean, it's a freaking headset. Anything that isn't brinelled is about as good as it gets. What functional goal are you aiming for, exactly?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By HTupolev

Perhaps not, but the "gravel" equipment is still...

Perhaps not, but the "gravel" equipment is still making only incremental changes from current road arrangements. 50-34 to 46-30 is 1-2 shifts out back.


A lot of people don't need anywhere close...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By HTupolev

This issue doesn't have anything specifically to...

This issue doesn't have anything specifically to do with gravel, gravel just puts a bit of additional pressure on it. Insufficient low gearing has been a blind spot in road cycling fashion since the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By HTupolev

If you're looking to get into triathlons, get a...

If you're looking to get into triathlons, get a tri bike. Road fit versus a proper Tri fit with aerobars constitutes a much larger performance difference than you'll see between two reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By HTupolev

That particular hill is an extreme case, but... ...

That particular hill is an extreme case, but...

This is partly a chicken-and-egg issue. By and large, you don't need to be able to put out a lot of power to get up steep hills, if you've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By HTupolev

Probably a large majority of people who ride any...

Probably a large majority of people who ride any kind of mountainous stuff. In my area, we've got plenty of gravel climbs that average 12% or more over a mile at a time. And check out this gorgeous...
10-09-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By HTupolev

Wheels deform in multiple ways when subjected to...

Wheels deform in multiple ways when subjected to tire pressure.

The other big one is the reduction in rim diameter, which subtle reduces the length that all spokes have been pulled to. In the case...
10-07-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,875
Posted By HTupolev

Because the world is out there. ...

Because the world is out there.

https://i.imgur.com/0F4fMfh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Vvh2frj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cDpd5Ku.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rG8lTie.jpg
10-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By HTupolev

You have to divide it by however many plies there...

You have to divide it by however many plies there are. This tire doesn't use an 80TPI fabric under the tread and a 60TPI fabric in the sidewalls, it uses a layup where there are 4 plies under the...
10-07-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By HTupolev

"240 + 180" in Continental Speak means that it...

"240 + 180" in Continental Speak means that it uses a 60TPI ply. 4 plies under the tread is "240", 3 plies under the sidewall is "180."

Marketing people play stupid numbers games with TPI....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,251
Posted By HTupolev

Because it's the same design that levers for flat...

Because it's the same design that levers for flat bars use.

Also because it allows for housing routing with minimal sharp bends, which helps to minimize cable friction. Almost nobody bothered...
10-06-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,238
Posted By HTupolev

Mount Pilchuck and the Pilchuck River valley. ...

Mount Pilchuck and the Pilchuck River valley.

https://i.imgur.com/uXw8HSK.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By HTupolev

No, it's obviously wood.

No, it's obviously wood.
10-03-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By HTupolev

Maybe. But doing extremely high cadences at peak...

Maybe. But doing extremely high cadences at peak effort isn't very difficult, or even unnatural.

A big question is being able to rest when someone is hammering the front on a shallow descent. If...
10-02-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,762
Posted By HTupolev

In the brake levers.

In the brake levers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By HTupolev

If you have an actual reason to build the bike up...

If you have an actual reason to build the bike up yourself, you can make those decisions for yourself. There's no generally "correct" answer.


If your goal is as vague as "I want a road bike",...
10-01-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,597
Posted By HTupolev

I dunno, I'm running low-pressure 52s on one of...

I dunno, I'm running low-pressure 52s on one of my drop-bar vintage steel bikes. Works great.

https://i.imgur.com/3l5DPao.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,332
Posted By HTupolev

Unless you're bottomed out, in which case lower...

Unless you're bottomed out, in which case lower gears can be considerably faster.
09-29-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,257
Posted By HTupolev

Wider tires hold themselves up more stiffly (and...

Wider tires hold themselves up more stiffly (and manage lower rolling resistance) at a given PSI than similarly-built narrower tires. They have lower pressure ratings than narrower tires because a...
09-29-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,238
Posted By HTupolev

Some random poorly-maintained double-track road...

Some random poorly-maintained double-track road near Mt Pilchuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By HTupolev

Your build might not be an "endurance" fit, but...

Your build might not be an "endurance" fit, but minimizing saddle setback and using a long stem indicates that the frame itself is fairly slack and short for the build.

For example, my gravel...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By HTupolev

I just went off their response to the review at...

I just went off their response to the review at the bottom of this page:

https://www.islabikes.com/product/uncategorized/luath-24-age-8/
09-23-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,238
Posted By HTupolev

Heading into drizzle season. ...

Heading into drizzle season.

https://i.imgur.com/709BhDF.jpg
09-23-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By HTupolev

I don't frequently take my gravel bike offroad....

I don't frequently take my gravel bike offroad. Many roads are unpaved, and they're often chunky and rough, but they're roads.


The frame and fork may well be reasonable alongside each other, but...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By HTupolev

According to Islabikes, the Luath is rated for up...

According to Islabikes, the Luath is rated for up to 32mm (1.25") tires. Specified ratings usually leave some room for safety, but I'd be surprised if you could squeeze a 1.75" (~44mm) tire in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,579
Posted By HTupolev

Ah yes, the elusive demi-mid-compact double....

Ah yes, the elusive demi-mid-compact double. It'll never work well without a 112mm bolt circle, though.
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