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Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By fourfa

I had a quadlock system on the stem on my last...

I had a quadlock system on the stem on my last long tour (4500 km), in addition to my Garmin bike computer on an out front mount. It was absolutely brilliant for directions in and out of towns in...
12-02-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By fourfa

I rode a lot of miles on the Ventures that came...

I rode a lot of miles on the Ventures that came with my 650 wheelset. I agree with that review, rolling resistance is poor. WTB innovated on the 650x47 size quite some years ago, but they've barely...
11-19-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By fourfa

Cool, I'm happy for you that you live in a place...

Cool, I'm happy for you that you live in a place where you don't find the front flash necessary. I have the exact opposite experience commuting in San Francisco, where every other vehicle is an uber...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By fourfa

This product isn’t intended for anyone on this...

This product isn’t intended for anyone on this board. There is a problem with long-travel full suspension downhill MTBs called “chain growth” - DH bikes these days are considered to work much better...
10-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,253
Posted By fourfa

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or...

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or mechanical. In Di2 you can lock out the big-big and small-small combinations, effectively reducing the range the rear derailleur needs to cover. I...
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,197
Posted By fourfa

The Pathfinder Pro is an excellent choice for...

The Pathfinder Pro is an excellent choice for actual mixed-gravel riding: solid center rib gives it one of the lower rolling resistance figures on pavement in the gravel segment, the side microknobs...
08-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,020
Posted By fourfa

Seems like the OP was asking about wireless...

Seems like the OP was asking about wireless charging at home, not on the bike. I'm assuming they want to use the quadlock case all the time, not change back and forth between carry and riding case...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,762
Posted By fourfa

LOL who pops into an ultralight thread to try to...

LOL who pops into an ultralight thread to try to jedi mind trick "you don't need to have ultralight gear"

Someone who has never hiked or biked ultralight, that's who
Forum: Touring
05-26-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By fourfa

Gualala Point campground is indeed beautiful,...

Gualala Point campground is indeed beautiful, though infamous for its gangs of aggressive racoons that might harrass you and keep you awake all night long. There are wooden food crates for your...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,784
Posted By fourfa

Huh, fitted cycling clothing is far more...

Huh, fitted cycling clothing is far more comfortable than baggy street clothes for long days in the saddle. Almost makes you wonder if, you know, it’s designed for that purpose

But whatever, if...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,817
Posted By fourfa

https://twitter.com/CaltransD5/status/138024802265...

https://twitter.com/CaltransD5/status/1380248022659960837?s=20

"Great news: #Hwy1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy1?src=hashtag_click) at Rat Creek south of #BigSur...
04-06-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,265
Posted By fourfa

'Laden' is literally 'to load' but also 'to...

'Laden' is literally 'to load' but also 'to charge a battery.' So 'lader' is a 'charger.' The project started on a German bike forum like this one (rad-forum.de? Can't find a link on the site any...
01-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,101
Posted By fourfa

I have a 530 and had a 1000, and both are just...

I have a 530 and had a 1000, and both are just awful for navigation compared to any smartphone IMHO. Not like anyone is ever going to go without a smartphone (to a close approximation anyway). I...
01-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By fourfa

Refund, item not as described.

Refund, item not as described.
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By fourfa

If budget permits, and you’re a serious...

If budget permits, and you’re a serious year-round cyclist (not just planning for this One Big Trip) I can highly recommend something new, the Gore Shake-Dry fabric. In the past I’ve mountaineered,...
11-27-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By fourfa

One downside of touchscreen bike computers - I...

One downside of touchscreen bike computers - I had a garmin 1000 and it was utterly unusable in the rain. Many critical functions could only be accessed via touchscreen, which worked erratically or...
10-16-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By fourfa

106g for a roll of 5mm thick WT tape. In the past...

106g for a roll of 5mm thick WT tape. In the past I've tended to double-wrap plain old Cinelli cork tape (62g each or 124 total), at which point the WT is actually cheaper. Not sure how the thickness...
09-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,441
Posted By fourfa

Great thread! This really shows one of the...

Great thread! This really shows one of the problems discussing the gravel segment - some riders are on flat farm roads almost as smooth as pavement, and others are literally mountain biking. This is...
08-24-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,668,906
Posted By fourfa

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0781_3a42fa4b03c80b890d640eddf5dedcb26cea36f1.jpg
Just chiming in on this thread... Thesis OB1 after bikepacking Catalina Island...
08-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,160
Posted By fourfa

It's a more and more common trick to avoid the...

It's a more and more common trick to avoid the "made in China" sticker (or dodging particular tariffs anywhere in the world) to not-quite-completely assemble in China, leaving a few operations to be...
07-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 30,724
Posted By fourfa

You are. ...

You are. https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/grx-11-speed/FC-RX600-11.html

I was going to say, I don't think Shimano has ever sold a carbon crankset, but lo and behold there was a...
07-16-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By fourfa

Oops, I replied to your other post but this is...

Oops, I replied to your other post but this is the more appropriate thread. There should be some intersection on the Venn diagram of "cyclists interested in sensor-free cadence" and "cyclists not...
07-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By fourfa

you know what, never mind. Don't feed the trolls

you know what, never mind. Don't feed the trolls
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By fourfa

https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/

https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,438
Posted By fourfa

Just a heads up, there's a lot of useful info in...

Just a heads up, there's a lot of useful info in this map (the default output of the Johns Hopkins tracker if I had to guess) but also some (probably unintentionally) misleading info. All Canadian...
06-24-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,982
Posted By fourfa

+1 that speed and cadence are not proxies for...

+1 that speed and cadence are not proxies for power. Heart rate is a direct measure of how hard your body is working, so that's a much better proxy, and plenty of info for most people to inform a...
06-15-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By fourfa

I'm a lifelong roadie, spent a decade on Look,...

I'm a lifelong roadie, spent a decade on Look, more than that on Speedplay and carbon shoes, then started touring on 2-bolt SPD and walkable MTB shoes. After that I could not find a reason to keep...
05-28-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,984
Posted By fourfa

weird flex but OK

weird flex but OK
05-26-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,641
Posted By fourfa

I didn't actually need to read this to know his...

I didn't actually need to read this to know his conclusions would be:
1. If tests show dedicated road bikes are faster, those tests are stupid and irrelevant and wrong, racing is stupid
2. If any...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,356
Posted By fourfa

Kind gives short shrift to the X-15 (Mach 6.5)...

Kind gives short shrift to the X-15 (Mach 6.5) and the Space Shuttle (Mach 25 in atmosphere!), but yes fastest publicly-acknowledged air-breathing aircraft

There were dozens of SR-71 airframes...
05-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,000
Posted By fourfa

Nope, it's based on riding for hours until...

Nope, it's based on riding for hours until devices (typically Garmin and phone) have been charged to 100% for some time, then switching it off and feeling the drag instantly reduced. Though it's...
04-29-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,000
Posted By fourfa

I'm surprised how many dyno users here say they...

I'm surprised how many dyno users here say they can't feel the drag of the hub when it's charging. I've got a Son28 on one bike with a Sinewave Revolution converter on the stem. I noticed on my first...
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By fourfa

Correct, you can't stretch the IT band. Though...

Correct, you can't stretch the IT band. Though what you can do is 'crush' it from a tightly-bound oval, which is rigid when it flexes over the top of the tibia, to a looser-bound flat flexible...
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By fourfa

I have IT band problems (side of knee) that are...

I have IT band problems (side of knee) that are helped by rolling out with the very stiff black foam rollers. In a pinch I have used a steel soup can (unopened) and you know what, it was just as...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,311
Posted By fourfa

I'm a big fan of wool thermal layers. I know you...

I'm a big fan of wool thermal layers. I know you said no tights, but perhaps something made of soft, stretchy, warm, natural fiber doesn't set off your 'tights' detector. I have one particular...
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