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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By chaadster

The modern Ritchey, for sure. The GT would...

The modern Ritchey, for sure.

The GT would be a nice novelty for someone with a collection, but is outdated as a daily rider.
12-07-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I meant “sweet spot” as in the power-based...

Oh, I meant “sweet spot” as in the power-based training concept, not ride time. Here’s an info piece on sweet spot training from TrainerRoad:...
12-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By chaadster

Winter is always “sweet spot” time for me, with...

Winter is always “sweet spot” time for me, with most rides at L3/Tempo power. I usually do three rides a week of those (2 at 40-45, 1 at 65minutes) and one endurance-focused ride of an hour or so. ...
12-06-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By chaadster

I don’t monkey around, and instead keep a full...

I don’t monkey around, and instead keep a full kit of options to suit any ride type and weather:

- Northwave Celsius Arctic MTB (SPD) winter shoes (insulated, wayerproof) for snowy, sloppy rides...
12-06-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,765
Posted By chaadster

SockGuy construction clearly looks to be...

SockGuy construction clearly looks to be conventional, i.e. with a toe seam:

...
12-01-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By chaadster

The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro...

The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro was used in outer space two decades before that, flying on Gemini missions. Why did it take more than 20 years after that for cyclists to figure out...
12-01-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By chaadster

The problem of pumps falling off was solved back...

The problem of pumps falling off was solved back in the ‘80s.
11-29-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By chaadster

Things like the Zefal Doodad and TwoFish Bike...

Things like the Zefal Doodad and TwoFish Bike Block will allow you to do that.
11-26-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By chaadster

Pearly’s are “marino” and “possum”??! Haha… You...

Pearly’s are “marino” and “possum”??! Haha… You know what they say, “trust but verify…”
11-22-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Oh, and Atlas Shrugged , on the matter of Wald...

Oh, and Atlas Shrugged , on the matter of Wald baskets, you are of course correct they’re not at all the same thing as the JACK. You have to zoom like crazy, but in the following pic you’ll see a...
11-22-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Atlas Shrugged You can feed the trolls, but...

Atlas Shrugged You can feed the trolls, but having no shame, they just get more bloated and drunk seeing their names on the screen. They are worthless elements, not worth the consideration of those...
11-21-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Is anyone familiar with the Bertrand Russell...

Is anyone familiar with the Bertrand Russell quote, “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can...
11-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

The randonneur world is full of bag supports,...

The randonneur world is full of bag supports, famously Nitto’s F16, so yeah, waiting for Jack, which is probably overkill in that role anyway, would have been wasted time, particularly given the...
11-19-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By chaadster

No cotton was a pre-req for me, too, and another...

No cotton was a pre-req for me, too, and another reason I chose the ones I did. And yes, the sock heights are taller than I’d prefer and make suiting up a little more, um, particular. But not...
11-19-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I think they’re all quite similar. I chose...

Yeah, I think they’re all quite similar. I chose the ones I did, Day Wolf, primarily because their product description was thorough and told me what I wanted to know, particularly with the upper and...
11-19-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By chaadster

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rechargeable-Batte...

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rechargeable-Battery-Heating-Arthritis/dp/B07VFQRK1L/ref=pd_aw_ci_mcx_mh_mcx_views_0?pd_rd_w=bFHfj&content-id=amzn1.sym.836b88fd-9922-4605-b8f0-a271d32ef477&pf_rd_p=836...
11-19-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By chaadster

Well there are rubbish e-socks, so you wanna make...

Well there are rubbish e-socks, so you wanna make sure to get the ones with heating elements both atop and below the toes.

I paid about $90 for mine, off Amazon, and they’ve proven to be the best,...
11-18-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By chaadster

If they’re not electric, they’re rubbish. ...

If they’re not electric, they’re rubbish.

Seriously.
11-18-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there is no provision for security with...

Yeah, there is no provision for security with this, though a thief seeing one for the first time probably wouldn’t immediately understand just how quick and easy it is to remove. Fortunately, I...
11-18-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

No, I have no affiliation with the product or...

No, I have no affiliation with the product or maker whatsoever beyond as a customer. I can’t even use the cliché “satisfied customer” as I’ve not even used the rack yet. That upon “first look” it...
11-17-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I’d never do that! I put a Wald metal...

Yeah, I’d never do that! I put a Wald metal basket on an old Schwinn Collegiate 5spd, and while it had its charms, er, practicalities, it’s definitely not the thing for this bike. The noise a Wald...
11-17-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Yes, you understand well how it works. And the...

Yes, you understand well how it works. And the idea to stash the straps in the “trampoline” occured to me, and while I think the slightly bulkier and gripper bungees would stay in there, it is open...
11-16-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By chaadster

Anyone else receive their Jack the Bike Rack?!

My “day of fulfillment” has arrived, after many months of anticipation of this Indiegogo project. I eagerly opened it, checked it out, and mounted it up on my Tern Rally. I have a few thoughts to...
11-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,765
Posted By chaadster

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a...

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a seam since I don’t feel it, but yeah, I looked and they do! I can barely notice it feeling for it with my fingers, and they call it “no-feel,” but it’s...
11-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By chaadster

Oh, well apparently you’re not a troll or shill,...

Oh, well apparently you’re not a troll or shill, and so I owe you an apology. Sorry. I shouldn’t have been so cynical. In my defense, I was posting at 1:30am after a night of boozin’… 😬

To your...
11-14-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,765
Posted By chaadster

Have you looked at Smartwool, and DeFeet? I have...

Have you looked at Smartwool, and DeFeet? I have woolies from all three and like them, winter models, but they make thin ones, too. I had thin Capo woolies, but it appears they don’t make them...
11-13-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By chaadster

Wait… y’all don’t think the OP is a troll?! ...

Wait… y’all don’t think the OP is a troll?! BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!
11-08-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By chaadster

Both Litespeed and Seven are among the biggest Ti...

Both Litespeed and Seven are among the biggest Ti brands in the country, and probably kick out similar quantities of bikes, which I’d guess at around 3k/year. I dunno, but between them, Lynskey and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By chaadster

That’s a fattie for the road… Have you seen the...

That’s a fattie for the road… Have you seen the Schwalbe G One Speed SuperGround TLE? It’s a low, textured tread, but available in 35mm and 40mm, and Schwalbe tubeless is the best, IMO.
...
11-06-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By chaadster

In my experience with Bon Jons and Herse tires...

In my experience with Bon Jons and Herse tires generally, the problem with running them tubeless, as Polaris OBark said, is the flimsy, er, supple sidewall which is both hard to seal and to keep...
11-02-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/392x46/postpics_e6bf8b8493bff13a3ac6bcc52ffccff695267df4.gif
11-01-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,513
Posted By chaadster

The only cycling YouTube channel I really love is...

The only cycling YouTube channel I really love is Sam Pilgrim’s!

I’ll watch most of the others already mentioned occasionally, but I check in on Pilgrim regularly, even though his riding is...
11-01-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By chaadster

You can get a taste of the “fiber spoke...

You can get a taste of the “fiber spoke lifestyle” much more affordably with Spinergy wheels.

Though a different material than Dyneema, PBO is similar and shares many of the same properties with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,392
Posted By chaadster

Colnago Master, Colnago Arabesque. Marinoni Piuma...

Colnago Master, Colnago Arabesque. Marinoni Piuma and Piuma SL, Basso Viper, Standert Kreissage…those can be had off-the-shelf.
10-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By chaadster

Thank you, George! That’s an old pic, and...

Thank you, George!

That’s an old pic, and I’ve since moved on to silver bar tape after a years-long struggle trying to keep white bar tape fresh, but other than that, she’s held up well and looks...
10-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By chaadster

I use the SB20, which is the 20mm set-back post,...

I use the SB20, which is the 20mm set-back post, and while I don’t know if the clamps are the same between the 20 and zero setback posts, the amount of setback depends on how you’re fitting the bike....
10-30-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By chaadster

I’ve been happily using an FSA SLK carbon fiber...

I’ve been happily using an FSA SLK carbon fiber seatpost for my SMP Dynamic…for almost 10 years. The current design appears unchanged from mine, apart from graphics.

The SLK two-bolt head is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

Omg

Omg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

it wasn’t meant to be, which is why I deleted the...

it wasn’t meant to be, which is why I deleted the question part when I quoted you. The devil is in the details, you see.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

Indeed they should have.

Indeed they should have.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

Whoa, the chain broke twice?! What was the...

Whoa, the chain broke twice?!

What was the failure mode, exactly? You said it “broke at the link plates,” but I’m not sure if you mean the connector (aka quick) link, or a regular link, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

I know what you think we’re talking about, of...

I know what you think we’re talking about, of course, but that’s not an answer to my questions, because regardless of whether a chain is authentic Shimano or not, the possibility of failure exists,...
10-29-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By chaadster

yeah, a few seconds of sanding the pads and that...

yeah, a few seconds of sanding the pads and that was that for me!

Do it face down on sandpaper on a flat surface to keep the pad face level, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 01:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

Would not the quick link literally be “the...

Would not the quick link literally be “the weakest link?” Would it be surprising that if a chain breaks, it would be at the at QL?

I don’t generally expect chains to break at all, especially 11...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

The picture isn’t clear enough to make out the...

The picture isn’t clear enough to make out the inscriptions on the quick link, and of course we cant see the other side, but it doesn’t appear to say Shimano, not does the QL, so if that’s the case,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I’d expect all Shimano stuff to be branded,...

Yeah, I’d expect all Shimano stuff to be branded, quick link included. Of course, counterfeit stuff could be as well, but unbranded would be quite a tell, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

datlas How did you determine the fake give-away—...

datlas How did you determine the fake give-away— the enclosed quick link— was definitely not Shimano?

All of the packaging comparison stuff is not compelling; it’s not at all unusual for packaging...
10-28-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By chaadster

Wahoo Bolt and Roam— current models— actively...

Wahoo Bolt and Roam— current models— actively reroute like a car GPS, and even show the reroute path in a different color to the original route (blue vs black) so you know where you’re going relative...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

High-volume, domestic, and “established sellers”...

High-volume, domestic, and “established sellers” don’t have anything to do with product authenticity, and most likely just buy their crap off Alibaba by the pallet load rather than the box.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,473
Posted By chaadster

The surprising and shocking thing here is that...

The surprising and shocking thing here is that people buy junk off rando eBayers and expect it to be genuine. That’s like buying Hermes belts from some street vendor dude in Times Square and being...
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