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03-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,129
Posted By adamrice

To give more technical details: I only...

To give more technical details:

I only observe this on my stationary rig. I think that with road riding, the signal would be too noisy.
Smart trainer: Cycleops Hammer 1, which infers cadence...
03-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,129
Posted By adamrice

Never did. And FWIW, the only reason I know this...

Never did. And FWIW, the only reason I know this is happening is because I'm watching the graph as I work out. These "dip episodes" don't feel any different to me.
Forum: Touring
02-20-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By adamrice

I've used a Garmin adapter for my phone, a...

I've used a Garmin adapter for my phone, a Quadlock mount, and a Peak Design mount.

- Garmin adapters are OK, but take note: if you're using a 3rd-party mount, the quality of the plastic socket is...
Replies: 70
Views: 3,919
Posted By adamrice

This is what trips me up about maltodextrin. From...

This is what trips me up about maltodextrin. From what I've read (and this is only something I've learned fairly recently, so bear with me), maltodextrin breaks down in your stomach into anywhere...
02-16-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By adamrice

I built my stationary setup using what had been a...

I built my stationary setup using what had been a 7-speed road bike as a dedicated trainer bike and a direct-drive smart trainer. I updated the drivetrain on the bike to 11-speed using a Microshift...
02-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By adamrice

Burnthesheep does a good job explaining the...

Burnthesheep does a good job explaining the reason.

There is a core concept in training to power called Functional Threshold Power: this is notionally the average power you could sustain in an...
Replies: 70
Views: 3,919
Posted By adamrice

What's interesting here is how different...

What's interesting here is how different everyone's preferences are. I've tried fueling with straight maltodextrin and it did not sit well with me. Perhaps I would need to adapt to it. I've tried...
02-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By adamrice

I've got a CycleOps H1 (older version of what...

I've got a CycleOps H1 (older version of what you're considering). I had to have warranty work done on it at one point—it took a while, but they did it without any hassle. Other than that, I haven't...
02-11-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By adamrice

The problem there is that GPS-derived elevation...

The problem there is that GPS-derived elevation is also unreliable. I think the only way to get an honest elevation profile is to reference topographic data.



I was surprised by that too.

I...
02-11-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By adamrice

Here's the weather almanac for the first day...

Here's the weather almanac for the first day (http://darksky.net/details/30.1922,-98.0929/2022-2-5/us12/en) (race went noon on the 5th to noon on the 6th). Not taken from a weather station in the...
02-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By adamrice

Elevation error in Cyclemeter

I rode a time trial this past weekend that was multiple laps around a 10-km course. I was using the Cyclemeter app to track my performance. Cyclemeter will use the barometric sensor on my iPhone, but...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,142
Posted By adamrice

I'm a proponent of subcompact chainrings and a...

I'm a proponent of subcompact chainrings and a tighter cassette. On my bike, I've got 46/30 in front and 11-30 in the rear. This gives me a lower low end and better spacing between gears. Very...
02-07-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By adamrice

This has got to be the smallest name-brand action...

This has got to be the smallest name-brand action camera, the Insta360 GO 2 (http://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-go2). Battery life is considerably less than 4 hours.
02-07-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By adamrice

It's worth mentioning that most mounts have...

It's worth mentioning that most mounts have interchangeable "biscuits" that provide the actual mounting interface to the computer—it's just a matter of the manufacturer making the right biscuit, and...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike...

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike category (results (http://my.raceresult.com/191604/results), if anyone's curious). This is in line with previous editions of the event.

Bike and...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

Well, I did it. It didn't kill me. On the topic...

Well, I did it. It didn't kill me. On the topic of this thread, I got some things right and some wrong.

My hands were fine. My feet were never quite warm, but never got painfully cold—and mirabile...
02-04-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By adamrice

Wow, that's annoying. I don't know how my post...

Wow, that's annoying. I don't know how my post got formatted that way.
02-04-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By adamrice

Lezyne's lights come with a typical rubber...

Lezyne's lights come with a typical rubber ladder-strap, but you can detach that and get a GoPro adapter from Lezyne. I've got one. It's fine. This means the light is upside-down, which is OK because...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

I've been vacillating between using water bottles...

I've been vacillating between using water bottles vs a Camelbak for hydration. The Camelbak won't freeze, but I'll have the "clammy sweat halo" around it.

Very familiar with batteries going flat...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

Feb 5 at noon to Feb 6 at noon, Pace Bend Park,...

Feb 5 at noon to Feb 6 at noon, Pace Bend Park, Dripping Springs TX. Overnight low currently predicted to be 25°F, minimal wind, no precipitation.

Do they even make studded tires for road bikes?
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

I'll admit I'm pretty anxious about it. If the...

I'll admit I'm pretty anxious about it. If the roads are still icy, I'm bailing.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,558
Posted By adamrice

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German...

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German headlights, also look at Lupine (http://www.lupine-shop.com/en/LED-Lightsets/Road-bike-lights/). They do sell their batteries separately.
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

I've got a very thin beanie that fits under the...

I've got a very thin beanie that fits under the lid, and a neck buff that I can pull over my ears.
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

Pearl Izumi wool socks under my regular cleats....

Pearl Izumi wool socks under my regular cleats. They've been good down to about 30°F in the past, although not for this duration. Once it gets really cold, I'll pull on some booties from Galibier (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By adamrice

It's just a matter of finding the parts. I'm not...

It's just a matter of finding the parts. I'm not sure what the newest indexed downtube shifter would be. Probably 8 speed. And maybe (maaaaybe) you could use bar-end shifters as downtube...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By adamrice

Interesting looking at the shift-lever options...

Interesting looking at the shift-lever options for Sturmey Archer. They have bar-ends and even a downtube shifter for 3-speeds, but neither for 8-speed. They do have a thumb shifter for 8-speed. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By adamrice

I agree that a good shop could cold-set that to...

I agree that a good shop could cold-set that to 130 mm. You could built it up as 1x11 and have gearing similar to 2x7. You can also still scrounge up parts that will fit the bike as it is.

It...
01-31-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By adamrice

This is what I've done, and I recommend it. My...

This is what I've done, and I recommend it. My dedicated trainer bike is from the 90s, and I wound up spending some money to bring the drivetrain into the modern era, using Microshift derailleur and...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

It'll be on a 6.2-mile loop with 312 feet of...

It'll be on a 6.2-mile loop with 312 feet of climbing. Not bad in terms of hills, but I'll admit I'm concerned about riding through the night in those conditions. The body naturally feels colder...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,558
Posted By adamrice

Something you'll want to pay attention to with...

Something you'll want to pay attention to with battery headlights and power banks alike is charge time: with a multi-day brevet, you could get into a situation where you don't have enough time to...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By adamrice

I'll have my chance to do that and more this...

I'll have my chance to do that and more this coming weekend. 24-hour time trial with an overnight low of 25°F forecast. Oh wait, updated forecast says 20°F.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,558
Posted By adamrice

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge...

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge from USB, and don't care whether there's a wall socket or power bank behind it. But not all of these will run while charging. There was a discussion...
01-30-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By adamrice

Are there any front derailleurs that officially...

Are there any front derailleurs that officially are supposed to shift a 20t difference in one step? 3x derailleurs, sure, but that seems different.
01-29-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By adamrice

I've already got 46/30. I'm actually looking for...

I've already got 46/30. I'm actually looking for a little more top-end. The rest of my drivetrain is not GRX--how much does the wider chainline with GRX cranks affect the rest of the drivetrain?
01-28-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By adamrice

Experiences with White Industries cranks?

I was looking at White Industries' cranks—they sell them with numerous chainring combinations (http://www.whiteind.com/product/mr30-vbc-chainring-sets/), and claim they can handle a spread of as much...
01-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By adamrice

You need to clarify your goals better. If your...

You need to clarify your goals better. If your goals are just overall fitness and calorie burning, then get a decent mag trainer and a beater bike to put on it. If you've got more specific goals (it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,765
Posted By adamrice

Don't even get us started on tire-size notation. ...

Don't even get us started on tire-size notation.

Back to the question of fitting aerobars: WIth most aerobars, the armrests are like Swiss cheese when you peel off the padding (which should be...
01-25-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By adamrice

You've identified a key problem with triples,...

You've identified a key problem with triples, which is that it's getting hard to find parts for them. You can get a lower gear with a triple—the question is can you get a low enough gear with a...
01-24-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By adamrice

I did wind up purchasing a Voltaic power bank,...

I did wind up purchasing a Voltaic power bank, and can confirm it charges my Aftershokz headset, but I wish I had thought to check for other sources. Looks like the Anker power bank that JohnJ80...
01-23-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By adamrice

check out this weird suspension seatpost

Pulled this off a tandem I recently purchased. It was in the captain's position (usually tandems have suspension for the stoker), although the seat posts may have been switched at some point. The...
01-22-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By adamrice

If that bike is what I think it is, it's...

If that bike is what I think it is, it's historically significant. If you want to use it as a trainer mule, that's your business, but I would be surprised if a collector wouldn't give you a good...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, except at the extremes, your gearing...

Yeah, except at the extremes, your gearing doesn't dictate your speed, since you should be able to compensate with cadence. And I find that the harder I'm working, the higher I want my cadence to be...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By adamrice

I hesitate to recommend it because it is so...

I hesitate to recommend it because it is so expensive, but the Tailfin (http://tailfin.cc/) is an excellent removable rack. They've got a few options and add-ons. By default, their rack only takes...
01-20-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By adamrice

Apparently Shimano claims a 40° heat reduction...

Apparently Shimano claims a 40° heat reduction compared to other discs, which sounds significant. I don't know what they're comparing to or how realistic their test conditions are. And of course, I...
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By adamrice

I've also got the Redshift bars. They're a little...

I've also got the Redshift bars. They're a little heavier than necessary due to the QR mechanism, and I'm thinking of replacing them with something lighter, but they do the job.

With my setup,...
01-20-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By adamrice

My guess is that this is 100% attributable to...

My guess is that this is 100% attributable to riding the brake for an extended period. If the pads are almost but not quite engaged (which is how they're supposed to be), then nothing is happening....
01-18-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By adamrice

So: Wheels are "Mahi Mahi" from Just Riding...

So:

Wheels are "Mahi Mahi" from Just Riding Along wheels. Tape was installed by the builder. Valves are from Orange Seal, as is the sealant; valves don't show signs of being boogered-up. Wheels...
01-18-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By adamrice

Mystery flat with tubeless

I've got one of my road bikes set up tubeless, with Conti GP5000 TL tires. Normally, these will lose about 20 psi per week, but on two occasions, I've found one of the tires was dead flat. Most...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By adamrice

There's some demand for lockable on-bike storage....

There's some demand for lockable on-bike storage. I've seen one or two such products, but they're rare. That could make an interesting project.
01-18-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,610
Posted By adamrice

I agree with a lot of other people in this thread...

I agree with a lot of other people in this thread that attempting to lose muscle mass is not a good idea. However—especially since you like distance riding—here's something that did cause me to lose...
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