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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By chaadster

That’s a pretty good sized cut, and having lost...

That’s a pretty good sized cut, and having lost about 25psi affirms that, though I also suspect (based on my experience) that the sealant could have done a better job.

As for the future of the...
09-23-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,710
Posted By chaadster

You guys and your Times….you’re killing me! ...

You guys and your Times….you’re killing me! Those bikes are awesome! I’m eagerly awaiting pics of timcruz ‘s amber one. Kudos!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By chaadster

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I...

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I prefer the feel and handling as well.

Your question about wear rates is interesting, and I suspect complicated to answer. A wider tire at lower...
09-20-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By chaadster

:injured:

:injured:
09-20-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By chaadster

You trying desperately to be clever has never...

You trying desperately to be clever has never worked with me, so you can’t really think it’s working now, can you? I mean you are what you are, and you should be satisfied with that, and not try to...
09-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By chaadster

Oh, did you accidentally post the OP under your...

Oh, did you accidentally post the OP under your dark web handle, or is this thread not about you?
09-20-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By chaadster

Of course, but that’s irrelevant the thread...

Of course, but that’s irrelevant the thread topic. The OP came to BF and asked how to improve their hillclimbing. Some say train with purpose, some say just keep riding around, some say get easier...
09-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By chaadster

It’s not “one size fits all,” as my comment was...

It’s not “one size fits all,” as my comment was directed to the OP specifically, who, it bears noting, has been “just riding” for 2 years already and still can’t get up the hill but does want “to...
09-19-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By chaadster

It has been said upthread already, but let me say...

It has been said upthread already, but let me say it this way: train with purpose.

Going out and just riding is not good enough, you need intensity (as has been mentioned). There are many ways to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x537/image_9e42eb458afa37b9c85ef340cda0f260b7f5b585.jpeg

The graphic is from HED, as I recall; it has been a few years, but that’s what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By chaadster

If that’s the case, how does the chainstay...

If that’s the case, how does the chainstay interfere?
09-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower...

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower pressures,” but few really understand the context and variables, or at least fail to articulate the complexities.

It used to be that even light riders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By chaadster

Are talking about something— knee drift— which...

Are talking about something— knee drift— which only causes the heel to rotate in on the upstroke? If so, the term “dropped chainstay” may be helpful, as it is a fairly common design feature which may...
09-09-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By chaadster

I’m not experiencing it still, because I gave up...

I’m not experiencing it still, because I gave up on running the extralight casing tubeless, but the issue was constant weeping of the recommended SealSmart sealant through the sidewalls.

I tried...
09-08-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By chaadster

Yes, that’s probably true, but I really wouldn’t...

Yes, that’s probably true, but I really wouldn’t hesitate to try the standard casing tubeless; it’s just the extralight casing that’s the nightmare.

I don’t do high mileage on either set of Herse...
09-08-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By chaadster

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on...

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on WTB i23 rims pretty successfully. As I recall, they mounted up easily enough, bit they did take quite a bit of SealSmart before they stabilized pressure...
09-01-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,424
Posted By chaadster

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, that’s...

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, that’s on Conti, regardless of where they’re making them.
08-29-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By chaadster

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are...

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are king. Superlight, quick n easy on/off, packable…. I use Fender Bendor for excellent “ass saving” protection, and Mini Mudder front just to protect...
08-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By chaadster

Dude, that’s a score!!

Dude, that’s a score!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I was disappointed just have missed that...

Oh, I was disappointed just have missed that particular trip, not to have missed a chance to go to Spain; I’ve been to Spain several times, often in the capacity of my work as a wine importer. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By chaadster

Broctoon yeah, I have some clubmates who did a...

Broctoon yeah, I have some clubmates who did a Trek tour down in N. Carolina (IIRC) and loved it so much that they came back and started evangelizing the rest of us to join them for a Trek tour in...
08-26-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By chaadster

Hold on now, this is crazy talk! A stitching...

Hold on now, this is crazy talk! A stitching tool??!! The whole point of vulcanizing glue is to chemically bond the patch and tube, so there’s no mechanical bonding required at all. As terrymorse...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By chaadster

I haven’t been on their tours, but I’ve bought...

I haven’t been on their tours, but I’ve bought stuff and been following the touring activities of The Cycling House for years, and what they do seems like it should be right up your alley:...
08-24-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, it’s perhaps a bit much, but on the other...

Yeah, it’s perhaps a bit much, but on the other hand, a vest may be easier to load and more stable when riding than just around-the-shoulder (e.g. bandolier) straps.

That said, searching for...
08-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By chaadster

Get one of these...

Get one of these (https://tacticalgear.com/condor-mcr7-ronin-chest-rig-od-green?hp=y&sku=con-mcr7-001&ft=e3f7bec5-8df6-438f-88ce-592a9bedc97a#/21414/848/1), a $5 10pk of carabiners off eBay, and go...
08-20-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,710
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, such a tremendously attractive and...

Yeah, such a tremendously attractive and impressive bike, Caliwild !

There’s a noticeable difference between 18.5lbs and, say, 16.5lbs, but for ride quality, versatility, and durability on gravel,...
08-17-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By chaadster

Not just cantis and U’s, but as I mentioned...

Not just cantis and U’s, but as I mentioned earlier, roller cam brakes too, which were the design precedent Shimano created the U-brake from.

Charlie Cunningham invented the roller cam and sold...
08-17-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By chaadster

Note that I said “low profile” cantis followed...

Note that I said “low profile” cantis followed the U-brake.

Similarly, discs followed V’s, which is not to say that discs didn’t exist before nor that V’s disappeared after, I’m talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By chaadster

Corrosion? PB Blaster? My god….I’ve never heard...

Corrosion? PB Blaster? My god….I’ve never heard of such a thing in 35 years of cycling through all sorts of weather, including winters in a state that salts the roads. And to consider that Pirelli...
08-16-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By chaadster

It wasn’t really the location that was the...

It wasn’t really the location that was the problem— you could find MTBs both with under-chainstay and typical seatstay mounted U-brakes— but rather due to the nature of the design, which restricted...
08-16-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By chaadster

That’s true in my neck of the woods, too.

That’s true in my neck of the woods, too.
08-16-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By chaadster

For clarity, U-brakes debuted on MTB bikes— well...

For clarity, U-brakes debuted on MTB bikes— well before they appeared on BMX— as the high performance brake option of the ‘80s to replace weak and clearance-challenged cantilever brakes. The V-brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,989
Posted By chaadster

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand. ...

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand.

The valve should be airtight on its own, regardless of sealant and regardless of position.

Valve position when airing up should be irrelevant,...
08-16-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By chaadster

BrenZan the main thing about fixed location,...

BrenZan the main thing about fixed location, time, and route(s) is that it lowers the required maintenance. If you’re not going to be consistently there and want something to run on its own, I think...
08-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,971
Posted By chaadster

I do up all my bikes, e.g.: ...

I do up all my bikes, e.g.:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/5cc1213b_402f_47ea_a2a5_27df5a91dba6_b04ba82afb0c9e0602ba57fd7d0570e3922f5546.jpeg...
08-15-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By chaadster

Broctoon refered to the key elements: same time,...

Broctoon refered to the key elements: same time, same place, and even the same route(s) every week.

I think that’s the way the go, and would even give it a catchy name, like Taco Tuesday Ride, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By chaadster

I can’t speak to the OP’s fit concerns from...

I can’t speak to the OP’s fit concerns from experience, which I think is the kind of advice they really need, but I can suggest to look at the European brands, especially Italian ones like Castelli,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,989
Posted By chaadster

Because of the newness of all the bits, I’m...

Because of the newness of all the bits, I’m leaning towards a gummed up valve core as the source of the leak.

I’d unscrew the core, open the valve, and be sure the gasket in there is clean and...
08-11-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,710
Posted By chaadster

Tres boss!!

Tres boss!!
08-11-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, that was certainly part of my calculation,...

Yeah, that was certainly part of my calculation, new spokes and nipples. Around here, a rebuild could be $200 in labor and spokes, plus the cost of the hub, so at that point, I’d rather just spend...
08-11-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By chaadster

I used to drive around Michigan for work, and...

I used to drive around Michigan for work, and kept my Dahon Mariner in the trunk.

I mostly spent single overnights when I did, but was often doing dinners or tastings in the evenings and so used...
08-11-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,256
Posted By chaadster

Yes, and assuming a shop were to do the rebuild...

Yes, and assuming a shop were to do the rebuild with a new hub, the cost probably wouldn’t be much more than to just buy the new wheelset.
08-10-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,870
Posted By chaadster

If you used BikeFlights, aren’t they supposed to...

If you used BikeFlights, aren’t they supposed to handle the issue? They’re their shipping labels; did you file a claim with them?
08-08-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,268
Posted By chaadster

I’m not sure I follow what you’re asking about,...

I’m not sure I follow what you’re asking about, so I’ll retiterate that if you take any premise of the OP, e.g. it’s reckless to ride on roads without shoulders, or any point the OP made, e.g. that...
08-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,268
Posted By chaadster

As a veteran road cyclist of over 35 years, I not...

As a veteran road cyclist of over 35 years, I not only disagree with every premise and point the OP made, I’m also appalled that decades of cycling education, advocacy, and infrastracture efforts...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I think the Power Cup launch was this past...

Yeah, I think the Power Cup launch was this past Spring, hitting the press in March (e.g. https://road.cc/content/tech-news/michelin-launches-fastest-ever-road-tyre-290961), so I’m not surprised...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By chaadster

The Power Road has been discontinued, superseded...

The Power Road has been discontinued, superseded by the Power Cup TLR.

I love the Pro One, and have Power Road TLR in service, about which I agree with WhyFi that they’re not quite as supple as...
08-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By chaadster

I have a 611 Active on one of my bikes, and it’s...

I have a 611 Active on one of my bikes, and it’s pretty nice. I don’t notice much special about it, even though I have the softest elastomer in there, but perhaps it’s “pretty nice” for that reason;...
08-05-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By chaadster

Re: Giulia, thanks…I really love everything about...

Re: Giulia, thanks…I really love everything about it except for the fact that my local dealer closed 2 years ago and I have to drive an hour for service now. Grrr.

The only downside to Seasucker,...
08-04-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By chaadster

I have an all-glass roof on my Giulia, and have...

I have an all-glass roof on my Giulia, and have been using a Sea Sucker Talon for several years without issues.

I would not advise mounting to sunroof glass if it can be avoided. Leveraging...
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