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01-17-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By mihlbach

I barely ever ride a mountain bike anymore,...

I barely ever ride a mountain bike anymore, opting for these instead. The tracklocross is always fixed, while the cyclocross alternates between SS and fixed. I ride these mostly on local mountain...
06-24-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,541
Posted By mihlbach

Usually if I get stuck behind a cyclist while...

Usually if I get stuck behind a cyclist while driving, I will gladly slow and follow them for as long as needed. This gives me an opportunity to carefully assess their fredliness and fantasize about...
06-10-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,774
Posted By mihlbach

Meh...he whined like a child and complained a lot...

Meh...he whined like a child and complained a lot about how hard it was. I wish him a speedy recovery, but he seemed out of his depth. What he was attempting is not that hard with proper forethought.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By mihlbach

A ruler or tape measure may provide some insight.

A ruler or tape measure may provide some insight.
05-03-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By mihlbach

In my experience with tubeless tires, after a...

In my experience with tubeless tires, after a tire is installed, air loss slows with time. As the tire is ridden, the sealant gradually gunks up all the micro leaks. In contrast, inner tubes always...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,206
Posted By mihlbach

Dial it up tp 400 watts and drope him.

Dial it up tp 400 watts and drope him.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,600
Posted By mihlbach

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front)...

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front) and a Pirelli Smarttube (rear) for about a year…about 5000 miles. They sure look fragile and I made sure my rim was good and clean when I installed...
03-24-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By mihlbach

I like spending money on bike parts. I hate...

I like spending money on bike parts. I hate spending money on cycling apparel, maybe because I can't lean clothing against the wall and stare at it. I wear good stuff, but only purchase clothing as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,883
Posted By mihlbach

Litespeed Ultimate disk with custom wheels I...

Litespeed Ultimate disk with custom wheels I built myself. Acquired 1 week ago. Happy so far, but there hasn't been enough time to develop an informed opinion.
...
02-16-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,039
Posted By mihlbach

Don't be pedantic. An investment does not have to...

Don't be pedantic. An investment does not have to directly increase in monetary value to be understood as an investment. Investment is time, energy, or matter spent in the hope of future benefits...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By mihlbach

Before moving to 12 speed, I was using 13-25 10...

Before moving to 12 speed, I was using 13-25 10 speed cassettes with a standard double just to close in all the gaps. My decision to finally go to 12 speed has a lot to do with me not being able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By mihlbach

Haha, thanks for the laugh. For the record, the...

Haha, thanks for the laugh.
For the record, the cassette is a 11-30, 12 speed.
01-06-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,726
Posted By mihlbach

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-02-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,630
Posted By mihlbach

If you're looking for deep aero rims, consider...

If you're looking for deep aero rims, consider November's Rail 55. The hubs are your choice. You can save some money by going with Bitex or Boyd hubs or spend more on White Industries or Chris King....
09-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,909
Posted By mihlbach

I have been experimenting with Schwalbe Aerothan...

I have been experimenting with Schwalbe Aerothan tubes in the interest of phasing out the tubeless setups on some of my bikes. I almost never get punctures so tubeless just seems more and more like a...
08-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By mihlbach

Perhaps there is some residual sealant or water...

Perhaps there is some residual sealant or water in your rim that is seeping out around your valve stem, making the rim wet in that area.
07-27-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,046
Posted By mihlbach

I only bring one pair of bibs on tours and...

I only bring one pair of bibs on tours and bikepacking trips that are a week long or less. I generally bring very little cloting of any type, and I avoid redundancy. Unnecessary clothing takes up a...
06-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,687
Posted By mihlbach

I always carry both a pump and CO2. For a...

I always carry both a pump and CO2.

For a simple deflated tire due to a puncture, my default choice is the pump. I will use CO2 if cold, raining, or if in some other unpleasant situation that...
05-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,553
Posted By mihlbach

You are implicating the wrong nerve. The median...

You are implicating the wrong nerve. The median nerve travels thru the carpal tunnel and provides cutaneous sensation to digits 1, 2, 3 and the lateral 1/2 of 4. The ulnar nerve (the other nerve in...
05-18-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By mihlbach

I find frequent red light and stop signs to be...

I find frequent red light and stop signs to be annoying when riding brakeless with >75 gear inches. The high gear just requires a lot of unnecessary strain, stopping and accelerating, and in this...
05-06-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By mihlbach

The temperature, humidity, also the amount of...

The temperature, humidity, also the amount of fluid you may loose from punctures and poorly sealed tires are probably the most significant variables. The kind of tire may make a minor...
02-10-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,231
Posted By mihlbach

There are many front disk hubs that can easily be...

There are many front disk hubs that can easily be converted into fixed gear hubs using a cog drilled with the ISO 6 bolt rotor mount pattern. It's a very reliable system. Disk brakes are built to...
02-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,228
Posted By mihlbach

KMC 610 (3/32") and 510 (1/8") singlespeed chains...

KMC 610 (3/32") and 510 (1/8") singlespeed chains come with a single preinstalled half link. You can either leave it in or remove it when you install the chain. You won't need to buy extra...
12-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,866
Posted By mihlbach

If you live in a temperate climate and store your...

If you live in a temperate climate and store your bike in an unheated garage, they will freeze every year. Putting them in a freezer will not make your mag wheels any colder.
12-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By mihlbach

1. Clean out the sealant 2. Add tubes 3....

1. Clean out the sealant
2. Add tubes
3. Inflate
4. Ride
11-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,722
Posted By mihlbach

The mask is very good protection from right wing...

The mask is very good protection from right wing media who would otherwise call him a hypocrite.
11-04-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,533
Posted By mihlbach

I would simply buy a new rear wheel. There is no...

I would simply buy a new rear wheel. There is no sense in paying to replace the hub of a cheap wheel. It's a labor intensive process that will probably cost more in labor than would be the cost to...
10-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
Posted By mihlbach

Just because it looks like better protection...

Just because it looks like better protection doesn’t mean that it is.
10-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,352
Posted By mihlbach

Some miles cost more than others.

Some miles cost more than others.
09-09-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,002
Posted By mihlbach

https://youtu.be/CDafMzo4HO8

https://youtu.be/CDafMzo4HO8
08-01-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,453
Posted By mihlbach

Would love to see a photo of that.

Would love to see a photo of that.
07-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,981
Posted By mihlbach

I have been tweaking my setup on the this...

I have been tweaking my setup on the this particular bike for a long time, and I have developed a lot of options to make this bike work for just about anything I have ever intend to do with it. I...
07-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,981
Posted By mihlbach

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two...

I mostly ride my “dinglespeed” equipped with two chainrings and White Industries Dos freewheel on numerous off-road trails, some are flat while others are excessively hilly. I generally select my...
06-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,582
Posted By mihlbach

While Sheldon Brown's calculator does have a box...

While Sheldon Brown's calculator does have a box for inputing crank length, crank length does not factor into calculations of gear inches. You can vary the crank length and see that it does not...
06-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,582
Posted By mihlbach

"Gear inches" refers to the hypothetical wheel...

"Gear inches" refers to the hypothetical wheel diameter that you would need to get the same mechanical advantage (or, distance traveled per crank rotation) if your cranks were attached directly to...
06-09-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By mihlbach

Cost has nothing to do with comfort. Cheap and...

Cost has nothing to do with comfort. Cheap and expensive saddles cover the same basic range of shapes. I have tried a lot of saddles ranging from narrow racing saddles to Brooks B-17 and have never...
06-03-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,861
Posted By mihlbach

BMX bikes are technically bikes, but they aren't...

BMX bikes are technically bikes, but they aren't really intended for transportation, so it's harder to take the vehicle categorization seriously for a BMX bike. The very idea of BMX is to ride where...
06-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,861
Posted By mihlbach

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the...

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the best option for an otherwise bicycle unfriendly situation. A typical scenario would be for me to avoid a short section of very busy road by using a...
05-25-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By mihlbach

ACS freewheels are just fine. I have several, but...

ACS freewheels are just fine. I have several, but have never had one fail. They are totally rebuildable so if one does get gunked up to the point it is unreliable, it can easily be cleaned and made...
05-15-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,239
Posted By mihlbach

Cycling shorts are often shown inside out so you...

Cycling shorts are often shown inside out so you can see what sort of padding is inside. You wouldn’t actually wear them like that.
05-07-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,564
Posted By mihlbach

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for...

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for choosing a particular cadence and cadence is only one variable that dictates your efficiency. Pedaling smoothness and your own personal fitness are...
05-06-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By mihlbach

In its natural habitat... ...

In its natural habitat...
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05-06-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By mihlbach

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a...

That is an IRO Rob Roy. It was part of a BikeForums group buy long ago....I think back in 2006. The color is British Racing Green. IRO has long since gone extinct. I think the frame and fork cost...
05-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By mihlbach

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear...

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear ratios on a single speed. I effectively have four potential gear ratios on the bike at one time. NOtice I have a road double crankset and and White...
05-02-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,564
Posted By mihlbach

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t...

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t know how to pedal. Your problem is not your gear ratio, it’s your poor spinning technique.
04-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,175
Posted By mihlbach

Bmx racing

Bmx racing
04-14-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,770
Posted By mihlbach

Start preaching the gospel. That causes most...

Start preaching the gospel. That causes most people to want to run away.
04-14-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,587
Posted By mihlbach

This is in a very rural part of central Illinois...

This is in a very rural part of central Illinois with high rates of alcoholism. I don’t live there but ride when visiting family in the summer. There is zero law enforcement as the only police are on...
04-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,587
Posted By mihlbach

Livedarklions display of cognitive dissonance...

Livedarklions display of cognitive dissonance demonstrates why it is such a subtly effective defense tool. Fashion itself is an intentional form of deception that takes advantage of the tendency of...
04-13-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,587
Posted By mihlbach

I don't get yelled at much where I live in New...

I don't get yelled at much where I live in New York, but have spent some amount of time cycling in rural central Illinois. I used to get yelled at a lot until I started wearing a Marines jersey.
I...
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