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07-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

As a rule of thumb, you can comfortably ride your...

As a rule of thumb, you can comfortably ride your usual weekly average all at once if you pace yourself appropriately. You're already doing that.

As a rule of thumb, you want to avoid unpleasant...
06-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1. Increased flexibility from side plate wear can...

1. Increased flexibility from side plate wear can degrade shifting although a chain has not elongated
2. Some chains elongate slower than others, notably Campagnolo. I replace mine after 4500 miles...
05-03-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,667
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Swap your rim tape for two wraps of 1 mil Kapton...

Swap your rim tape for two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape (5/8" or 16mm for traditional rims, 3/4" or 19mm wide), totaling just 0.005" thick versus .020" for Velox and .010" "thin" rim strips/two wraps...
04-05-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,735
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. It gave me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...

Yes. It gave me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome including exercise intolerance and radically reduced aerobic threshold. Officially I'm supposed to avoid a heart rate over 120 bpm, although 110 seems to be...
03-31-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,082
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Climbing speed is inversely proportional to total...

Climbing speed is inversely proportional to total weight.

Assuming you weigh 70kg, dropping that 2.5 kg of bike weight will make speed 80.5 / 78 kg = 1.032 times what it was before; or save...
03-31-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

There were three derailleur lengths. Short -...

There were three derailleur lengths.

Short - 55mm between pulley bolt centers. Officially for standard/compact doubles and all cogs but 13-29. 27T wrap. Or 30T of wrap (2010 OEM manual). 26T (2010...
03-24-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends on vintage. 1997-1998 Record...

It depends on vintage.

1997-1998 Record Titanium 9 speed freehub. Note individual springs and genuine Campagnolo freehub installation tool. I also have the metal clip which can be used for...
03-21-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Only if there are no intersections including...

Only if there are no intersections including driveways.

Otherwise she's inviting collisions with drivers not looking for traffic off the main roadway headed in the wrong direction.
02-22-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Water bottle cages can wear out

I wore a hole in my down tube bottle cage after 35,000 miles since resuming bike computer use in 2010 and unknown count back to 1997:
...
02-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With big jumps between cogs you might enjoy more...

With big jumps between cogs you might enjoy more of them or a triple crank allowing the same range with a tighter cassette.

The pro peloton didn't move beyond 12-23 until they got 10 cogs, with...
02-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,722
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

PowerTap, because it works with all pedals and...

PowerTap, because it works with all pedals and cranks.

SL+ because shiny silver with a carbon fiber window matches my bike.

http://i.imgur.com/LxBh3k5h.jpg (https://imgur.com/LxBh3k5)
02-10-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,938
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Lots of us ride older frames with newer parts. ...

Lots of us ride older frames with newer parts.

I've been riding a Litespeed Natchez frame and Look fork since 1997. It fits great, the traditional geometry leaves room for 2 large water bottles...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,181
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

0.020" thick Velox makes some rims too tight for...

0.020" thick Velox makes some rims too tight for some tires.

I use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton totaling 0.005" for those situations which makes the difference between cussing at tools and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,755
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's more than you need in your front tire. ...

It's more than you need in your front tire.

https://www.quora.com/How-much-air-should-be-put-in-road-bike-tyre/answer/Drew-Eckhardt



At 155 pounds with an all-up weight around 180 and 45/55%...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1. Power meters became common among serious...

1. Power meters became common among serious cyclists.
2. In 2012 Robert Chung wrote his paper on how to measure rolling resistance plus aerodynamic drag on-road using one.
01-23-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape totaling...

Use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape totaling 0.005" versus 0.020" for traditional tape like Velox and 0.010" for thin tapes - 16mm (5/8") for classic width rims, 19mm (3/4") wide. Finish at the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

They're not because actuation ratios changed in...

They're not because actuation ratios changed in 2015.

You'll need to find 2009-2014 derailleurs.
01-22-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Cassettes and cranks are compatible. ...

Cassettes and cranks are compatible.

Derailleurs and shifters are not because actuation ratios changed in 2015.
01-08-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

TiGr which stows conveniently strapped to my top...

TiGr which stows conveniently strapped to my top tube with the lock cylinder in my tool kit, although I've yet to use it on a long ride due to taking my bicycle inside stores and public restrooms.
...
01-07-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,018
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Seat too low, knee joint angle too acute.

Seat too low, knee joint angle too acute.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,181
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I barely ride because of COVID giving me Chronic...

I barely ride because of COVID giving me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, although in 2020 I was hoping to hit the three highest paved peaks on a 300 mile loop starting and ending at my front door.
...
12-28-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,930
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Bolting on new rotors takes less skill than...

Bolting on new rotors takes less skill than lacing on new rims.

Tubeless tires are much less likely to require installing an intact inner tube after a puncture.

Electronic shifting never...
12-26-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The Specialized Toupe is their flat model. ...

The Specialized Toupe is their flat model.

Toupe:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,435,581
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Stahlwille Torsiomax 775a/12 2-12 inch-lb (0.2 -...

Stahlwille Torsiomax 775a/12 2-12 inch-lb (0.2 - 1.4 nm) and 775a/50 5-50 inch-lb (1.1-5.7 nm) torque screwdrivers. They complement my smallest torque wrenches, the Stahlwille 730a/2-1 17.5 - 87.5...
12-25-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,658
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Track stand for stop signs, left foot for all but...

Track stand for stop signs, left foot for all but the shortest lights.

I have no idea whether that comes from motorcycles where I keep my right foot on the rear brake or my left foot being...
12-23-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,647
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I'd sign up given a 100% refundable deposit in...

I'd sign up given a 100% refundable deposit in the event of cancellation.

Otherwise I wouldn't.

While I think riding wearing a mask is as safe as you can get without staying home, I don't...
12-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Messenger bags are garbage. Hauling stuff in...

Messenger bags are garbage.

Hauling stuff in panniers is much more pleasant with the weight off your body.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,549
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Every mechanical Campagnolo brake/shift lever...

Every mechanical Campagnolo brake/shift lever made since 1992 can do that with the exception of the much maligned Escape mechanism (2005-2008) and Powershift (2009-present) used on the least...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,549
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Upgrade to Di2 or Campagnolo Ultrashift levers...

Upgrade to Di2 or Campagnolo Ultrashift levers which allow transitioning to the next gear on the small ring in one motion.

With traditional Campagnolo levers you just push both your thumbs at the...
12-11-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,811
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front. ...

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front.

With losing front tire traction leading to low side crashes, you want the freshest rubber in front to minimize the risk of punctures and blow outs.
12-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,135
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Low intensity which is forced by enough time...

Low intensity which is forced by enough time riding. I lost over 60 pounds that way without being hungry.

That produces appetite suppressing peptide YY and doesn't deplete your glycogen stores as...
12-07-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

This one took 30,715 miles plus whatever the...

This one took 30,715 miles plus whatever the caliper had on it when I bought it used.

Something on that order would be right for the front and rear springs on Athena dual pivots I bought new in...
12-06-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Campagnolo brake return spring replaced

FYI, Campagnolo brake return springs part BR-RE008 dual pivot and BR-RE108 rear differential are wear items you want to keep on hand for when they break.

Also note that the Kool Stop Super Record...
12-04-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,054
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

To my knowledge, all common 9 speed chains except...

To my knowledge, all common 9 speed chains except Campagnolo plus all chains for 10 or more cogs are flush riveted including KMC.

It's needed to prevent contact with the adjacent cog as you fit...
12-03-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,054
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

In spite of weighing under 150 pounds, shifting...

In spite of weighing under 150 pounds, shifting correctly, and not splitting my chains for cleaning I occasionally broke them until I moved on to 10 cogs with flush riveted chains that had pinned...
12-03-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I've ridden my 1997 Litespeed 37,000 miles since...

I've ridden my 1997 Litespeed 37,000 miles since resuming bike computer use in 2010, and have no clue how many I put on it in the 13 years before that since my Purple Avocet 45 died.
12-02-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I broke my first Campagnolo Ultrashift rear lever...

I broke my first Campagnolo Ultrashift rear lever front paddle return spring due to fatigue in 5 years over 24,000 miles which for me is about 12 shift cables. With Campagnolo abandoning Ultrashift...
11-27-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Metal dust from chain wear suspended in oil. ...

Metal dust from chain wear suspended in oil.

You get the same black dust inside pinball machines from solenoid plunger wear.
11-24-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The height is probably OK. The rotation is not -...

The height is probably OK. The rotation is not - the tail is too far inboard which in turn requires the high limit screw to be set too far outboard which leads to dumping the chain.

Shift to big...
11-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

10 speed Record hubs have a pinch bolt not a lock...

10 speed Record hubs have a pinch bolt not a lock nut.
11-23-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You can adjust height using a Wickwerks fitlink ...

You can adjust height using a Wickwerks fitlink
https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/
but probably have a high limit too outboard and/or tail too inboard.
11-22-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I've used SPD shoes and pedals on rides up to 200...

I've used SPD shoes and pedals on rides up to 200 miles. They work great and are superior when you're running through stores for restroom breaks and water refills.

On a budget, you can also do...
11-15-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,901
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1. Lose weight. 2.0 pounds per inch is good for...

1. Lose weight. 2.0 pounds per inch is good for climbing, and you're 15-20 pounds too heavy to do well on hills. You're too fat to be fast if you can't see your abs.
2. Ride 7-10 minute intervals...
11-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,115
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Sure you can. They just won't be big. ...

Sure you can. They just won't be big.

Everyone has a 4 to 12 pack depending on how many tendinous intersections they were born with. An eight pack is most common.

Fat just hides it.


...
10-30-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

All day comfort. I can ride my favorite saddle...

All day comfort. I can ride my favorite saddle for 20 hours.
10-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Caliper brake cables last indefinitely because...

Caliper brake cables last indefinitely because pivoting attachment points avoid flex and fatigue.

Brake housing can last a decade before the plastic cracks from sun exposure.

Derailleur shift...
09-28-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

https://www.quora.com/Why-would-back-wheel-spokes-...

https://www.quora.com/Why-would-back-wheel-spokes-keep-breaking-spokes-bicycles/answer/Drew-Eckhardt

The spoke elbows have high stress from the forming operation because parts were never taken...
09-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,600
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Metabolic efficiency doesn't win races or...

Metabolic efficiency doesn't win races or minimize fatigue on long rides, and less is a good thing when you have over 7% body fat because reducing that makes you faster up hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,978
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With a power meter you can use RChung 's virtual...

With a power meter you can use RChung 's virtual elevation method to determine CdA and Crr.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,978
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Wider tires at lower pressure are more...

Wider tires at lower pressure are more comfortable but not slower, and that much pressure will slow you down with 25mm tires.

The pro peloton is all on 25mm tires, except the two teams sponsored...
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