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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By dmanthree

Depends. My data point: 175# Road only (no...

Depends. My data point:

175#
Road only (no gravel)
Roval SLX 24 wheels running 700 x 28 GP5000
24 spokes per wheel

Never an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By Branko D

I ride road and gravel on 24 spoke alloy and...

I ride road and gravel on 24 spoke alloy and carbon disc brake wheels.

Maybe more spokes were needed in the old days of noodly shallow rims and questionable spokes but all reputable manufacturers...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By MoAlpha

I have three sets of 24/24s: mid-level Al,...

I have three sets of 24/24s: mid-level Al, top-quality Al, and top-quality CFRP. All are perfect after many thousands of miles on bad roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By Second Mouse

Just received a set of DT Swiss rims and hubs a...

Just received a set of DT Swiss rims and hubs a couple weeks ago from prowheelbuilder for a new Ritchey Road Logic Disc build. 28/28. I weigh 210#.

...and fer God's sake, get off my lawn and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By tomato coupe

24/24.

24/24.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By msu2001la

Agree that it depends on material. I'd go with...

Agree that it depends on material.
I'd go with 24/28 for alloy, 24/24 for carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By big john

I always break wheels so I would want 32/32...

I always break wheels so I would want 32/32 although my mtb has 28/28 and I have only broken one rear rim and no spokes.
I suppose a sturdy 28 hole rim could work for road.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By WhyFi

Not with discs, you don't.

Not with discs, you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By deacon mark

I weight 169 pounds and 6'! or so was closer to...

I weight 169 pounds and 6'! or so was closer to 6'2" but after 60 years you shrink a bit. I think Bob has a legit question and the answer is really gut in the sense of what do folks. want in general....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Like WhyFi and Rides4Beer I'm riding 24/24. I...

Like WhyFi and Rides4Beer I'm riding 24/24. I didn't care how many holes, I just bought good wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By Rides4Beer

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm...

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm 185lbs, put out good power and ride/race hard, and have not had any issues with any of my wheelsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By WhyFi

I'm too fat for this sport, but I'd still go...

I'm too fat for this sport, but I'd still go 24/24 (which is what I selected) on mid-depth carbon. If we're talking about a more shallow (~30mm) aluminum wheelset, I'd be more comfortable with 24/28.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By popeye

I think what you are asking is "how many of you...

I think what you are asking is "how many of you are too fat for this sport" as it all (mostly) depends on how much you weigh. It is a valid question for someone who has to order stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,810
Posted By Andy Somnifac

It looks like it's time to stock up on...

It looks like it's time to stock up on consumables, which leads to further shortages and strains on stock levels, and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,810
Posted By Kimmo

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes...

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes to fix their machinery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,810
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm digging into my hoarder/packrat stash of...

I'm digging into my hoarder/packrat stash of various parts just to help friends stay on the road. Wish there was more enthusiasm for knocking this thing down so we could return to normal.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,810
Posted By seypat

Steel is real............real hard to come by...

Steel is real............real hard to come by currently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By datlas

Kudos

Kudos
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By zymphad

Awesome you were able to get back on the road and...

Awesome you were able to get back on the road and enjoy the scenery. I still think cycling is the best way to explore and enjoy surrounding. Running I'm usually focused or lose in my thoughts. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,800
Posted By WhyFi

Is someone doing this consistently or just once...

Is someone doing this consistently or just once in a blue moon? I can see someone calling out a hazard, without hand gestures to communicate location, if they've been caught off guard and they need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,800
Posted By eduskator

How big was your group and how experienced were...

How big was your group and how experienced were the riders in it? We don't ''yell'' things when we're group riding unless it's an imminent danger. We just point and make signs that everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Bob Dopolina How about instead of a racing goal...

Bob Dopolina How about instead of a racing goal you set yourself a touring goal? To enjoy the journey and the scenery rather than set PR or VAM records. For example, pre-pandemic, I used to go to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a maddeningly obvious one that can be easy...

Here's a maddeningly obvious one that can be easy to miss - end of the FD cable hitting the crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,695
Posted By Koyote

It goes on your head, Larry.

It goes on your head, Larry.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,672
Posted By asgelle

If four out of five people behave that way, have...

If four out of five people behave that way, have you considered how your behavior is causing it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,672
Posted By Koyote

Very interesting post. We've never discussed this...

Very interesting post. We've never discussed this around here before. Can't wait for the discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By cxwrench

Highly, extremely, almost definitely not this. If...

Highly, extremely, almost definitely not this. If the chain was too long you'd only see it in the small ring/small cog or 2. Wouldn't matter a bit anywhere else. Same with b screw adjustment. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíve definitely had tubes fail right at the valve...

Iíve definitely had tubes fail right at the valve stem. To the extent this may reduce that problem, it looks like a great idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By himespau

Looks like a great solution

Looks like a great solution
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bikerdrummer

That I definitely didnít know. But thinking about...

That I definitely didnít know. But thinking about it I live in a narrow apartment, about 9Ē wide, and my work desk is adjacent to the bike, so the gears in probably saves me 1.5 inches of space which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By Seattle Forrest

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't make sense not to take the offer. If...

It doesn't make sense not to take the offer. If your wide bars are less safe, you'd be addressing that issue. You'd also fitting-in better and look like you are trying to fit in. You'd also be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By Psimet2001

I consider myself fairly safe rider and even I...

I consider myself fairly safe rider and even I have crashed more than a handful of times in the last decade.... of course that was 3 or 4 crashes in races that happened in front of me that I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By nathand

No, you have them backwards. Ignore the screw for...

No, you have them backwards. Ignore the screw for a moment. The brakes should be installed such that when the brakes are applied, the wheel pulls the pads into the stops, rather than pulling the pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By ksryder

I'm all for defying convention but there's a line...

I'm all for defying convention but there's a line between being an iconoclast and being a dangerous menace to yourself, and more importantly, others.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By Kimmo

Never forget the political dimension of cycling....

Never forget the political dimension of cycling. It pretty much sparked first wave feminism.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,064
Posted By cxwrench

Why you guys so scared of water? It's borderline...

Why you guys so scared of water? It's borderline psychotic. If you're saying it can't be done then you're ignorant. If you're saying that I'm not telling the truth that makes you a liar. You ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,064
Posted By Kimmo

So who's down with detergent or degreasers on...

So who's down with detergent or degreasers on chains then?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By big john

In my experience once a wheel starts breaking...

In my experience once a wheel starts breaking spokes it's time to replace all the spokes and have a good wheelbuilder do the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By Sy Reene

Well said. 'round here we don't use the word...

Well said. 'round here we don't use the word 'kit'. "Accoutrement" is the preferred terminology.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By terrymorse

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a...

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a hybrid shows up as a stranger on a group ride.

A guy who looks like that most likely has sketchy skills. I'm not riding anywhere near him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,638
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,064
Posted By cxwrench

When you've washed bikes as a pro team mechanic...

When you've washed bikes as a pro team mechanic for the better part of 15 years 'luck' isn't part of the equation. Knowing what you're doing is a big part of it. Of course if you do it incorrectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,064
Posted By cxwrench

And you as well are wrong. The 'don't wash your...

And you as well are wrong. The 'don't wash your bike' myth is just that...a myth. As I posted before I've washed a metric **** ton of bikes, many of them w/ a pressure washer. I think that most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,064
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong answer. The correct answer is pretty...

Wrong answer. The correct answer is pretty whatever you can afford. It's not going to wreck your bike by itself, you have to make all the mistakes. I've washed hundreds and hundreds of bikes w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I second this advice unless the OP has wire bead...

I second this advice unless the OP has wire bead tires, in which case, he should switch to decent folding bead tires ASAP, which should "make a noticeable difference in ride quality."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By MoAlpha

Missing from all of this discussion is internal...

Missing from all of this discussion is internal rim width. It's critical to effective tire volume, which, in turn, is critical to minimum inflation pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By veganbikes

It is because of this: ...

It is because of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Tc6BPOLgE

(yes I understand it is a slightly different wheel but still)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,071
Posted By Kimmo

Whoah! That steel number with the carbon spider...

Whoah! That steel number with the carbon spider is a bit flash, and very reasonably priced. I may just ask about a 12-27, even though I'm keen on having an 18t in there...

Also, I checked out your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By PeteHski

I don't think that would help really. Only a...

I don't think that would help really. Only a materials specialist from the wheel manufacturer would have any clue on this kind of call. Even then it would probably be a bit of a guess.
I've worked...
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