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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,050
Posted By scottfsmith

I am close to you (weight, bike model, tire...

I am close to you (weight, bike model, tire model) and am at a similar spot on pressures as where you are at now. I run them a bit less in wet conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By scottfsmith

Here is what the article in fact states: ...

Here is what the article in fact states:



It doesn't mention Roval specifically in any way, only wheel companies in general. The "my" here is Cyclingtips, it is their own conjecture about how...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By scottfsmith

I agree, they were backed into a corner. I feel...

I agree, they were backed into a corner. I feel fine with owning a Specialized bike given what they did here.

What doesn't make me feel good about owning one of their bikes is the recent nose...
05-11-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By scottfsmith

Leave it plugged in for a day and if no fix then...

Leave it plugged in for a day and if no fix then call Wahoo support. It might be able to get a micro-charge each cycle and enough of them will get it over the low voltage hump.
05-11-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By scottfsmith

If I want a sound sleep I need to wait about an...

If I want a sound sleep I need to wait about an hour after finishing my ride before I go to sleep. I want to do my summer night rides as late as I can, because each hour you wait gets cooler. This...
05-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By scottfsmith

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a...

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a night person and have tons of energy then so it works great. The only downside I find is I don't push it quite as hard in flats/downhills due to...
05-10-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm a huge fan of multiple wheel sets. I have one...

I'm a huge fan of multiple wheel sets. I have one bike (Specialized Roubaix, endurance) and use it for road (30mm Conti GP5000 S TR, Roval CLX50), gravel (35mm Conti Terra Speed, Light Bicycle WR50),...
05-09-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By scottfsmith

I am no expert but my carbon rim had less damage...

I am no expert but my carbon rim had less damage than that and my LBS said I should replace it. The bad part is where it has delaminated at the rim. Your LBS seems particularly ignorant in suggesting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 313,115
Posted By scottfsmith

I have run tubeless 30mm tires on my WR50s. My...

I have run tubeless 30mm tires on my WR50s. My feeling just based on riding is the wider rims are not as aero, they slope too much and the flow detaches earlier. I think you need to go to something...
05-04-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By scottfsmith

If you are going to use a formula as an initial...

If you are going to use a formula as an initial guess you probably want to use the "active people" formula, 211 0.64 x Age. I am only about 8bpm above this formula. But as can be seen from the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By scottfsmith

Good to hear on the Continental, I might give...

Good to hear on the Continental, I might give them a try at some point.

Right, TPU.. I got that mixed up with latex. I have heard that the Schwalbe One tires are themselves prone to flats since...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By scottfsmith

Lightest 16" wheel setup?

I don't have a folding bike but I am making something with 16" wheels which I want the lightest possible everything on. I have some 16" tubeless-compatible carbon wheels weighing 300g and I want to...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By scottfsmith

I've biked all but the end of the route Trakhak...

I've biked all but the end of the route Trakhak mentions. The Herring Run trail is very nice and it is not too hard to get to it if you find the right side streets. This way will add some time to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By scottfsmith

Thanks for the replies.. "squared off" is indeed...

Thanks for the replies.. "squared off" is indeed what they were. The LBS said they were OK but I now realize I have a different standard.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By scottfsmith

Thoughts on road tire replacement time

I usually don't replace anything until it is completely worn out, but after 2000 miles my rear tire was getting more and more flats and it also looked really flat on top (like a flat-top haircut)....
04-23-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,293
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm still quaffing my HMB at 3g/day. I decided to...

I'm still quaffing my HMB at 3g/day. I decided to make my own mix of stuff, it includes HMB, creatine and Vitamin K2 as well as my heart vitamins (Centrum Specialist Heart) ground to a powder. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By scottfsmith

This is particularly important as the 303 are...

This is particularly important as the 303 are optimized for 28mm tires and the 404 are for 25mm tires. If you seriously care about aero benefits you need to get the tire the rim was designed for....
04-12-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By scottfsmith

Hint: hair or beard trimmers work great for...

Hint: hair or beard trimmers work great for removing them. As an added bonus there is some visceral enjoyment with giving your tires a haircut.
04-12-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By scottfsmith

.. I guess there are no other users yet. If you...

.. I guess there are no other users yet. If you do end up getting some please pop a look after a week or so and put here what you find in the tire .. footballs yes or no.
04-10-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By scottfsmith

Anyone else using Silca's new tubeless sealant?

I like Silca's chain lube and I needed more tubeless sealant so I bought some of their new sealant a few weeks ago. Here (https://silca.cc/pages/ultimate-sealant) is the pitch if you missed it. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Indeed. I decided to order some full side panels...

Indeed. I decided to order some full side panels in aluminum and use those to prototype. Its $12 a panel including materials, cutting, shipping, and tax .. it seems worth the cost to get a realistic...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

My impression was the modulus of elasticity...

My impression was the modulus of elasticity (stiffness) and tensile strength (strength) were not scaled by density, they were absolute numbers. Specific stiffness and specific strength are the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Maybe for experimenting I could do that. I could...

Maybe for experimenting I could do that. I could get a bunch of fork shapes cut in aluminum and try different setups until I hit the optimal, then do that one in carbon. I think the carbon will save...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Well I decided to do carbon fiber after all, but...

Well I decided to do carbon fiber after all, but replacing the whole side panels. The site sendcutsend.com will cut out my design and ship it for $80 total.. cheaper than a sheet of aluminum! I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-07-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

OK I have decided to go with the replacing the...

OK I have decided to go with the replacing the side panels approach.. If you watch GCN or are British, that is a "hack" approach and my bolting on of carbon was a "bodge". If the strength is not...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

They are not like a skateboard. They can do very...

They are not like a skateboard. They can do very broad turns (as in, following a curvy road) just by side pressure, but if you want the turn radius less than about 30' you will need to pick up the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Wow thanks I might just take you up on that. I...

Wow thanks I might just take you up on that. I have a bit of modeling experience, not much but enough to do such a simple thing.

Note I did think a bit about that approach but was not sure the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm in Baltimore. What you are describing is the...

I'm in Baltimore. What you are describing is the "right way" to do it, if I had a full shop that would be the way to go. I have not taken the side plates off but am 98% sure they just screw off.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Yes I was thinking of epoxying them if I thought...

Yes I was thinking of epoxying them if I thought the change was a keeper.

Here is a picture:

...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

The existing forks are cut from a flat sheet of...

The existing forks are cut from a flat sheet of ~2mm metal of some stiff sort. They extend around 4" from the main body and I was going to overlap the carbon for those 4" and bolt in several places....
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Thanks for the feedback! Mainly I'm glad you're...

Thanks for the feedback! Mainly I'm glad you're not saying "this is nuts!" :D I had a similar feeling that because it was such a short extension the stresses would be much less than in a bicycle...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By scottfsmith

Simple carbon fork extension for scooter

Hey frame builders, I'm not one of you but I like doing home-brew projects and I am trying to adapt a scooter to run larger (12-16") bike wheels. The scooter now has 8" wheels and my plan is to get...
04-05-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm doing well with the new Silca stuff on my...

I'm doing well with the new Silca stuff on my TRs. Not that I tried anything else.

The only problem I had was the rim tape blew out at 2AM this morning.. got woken up with this whoosh sound. ...
03-30-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By scottfsmith

It sometimes seems that cycling makes it a bit...

It sometimes seems that cycling makes it a bit worse for me. But it is alcohol that really does it.. all bad episodes involve booze and the more the booze the worse it can be.

If it is really bad...
03-28-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By scottfsmith

For me the Gravelkings were too loose and bead in...

For me the Gravelkings were too loose and bead in the middle would never work. The only way I got them to set was to get the tire beads right up against the rim. The tires are very flexible so you...
03-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By scottfsmith

I am using the new Silca stuff:...

I am using the new Silca stuff: https://silca.cc/pages/ultimate-sealant . I don't think for a weeping sidewall that it matters much, it is a standard latex-based carrier. The main thing new in this...
03-27-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By scottfsmith

The sealant is not normally touching the rim due...

The sealant is not normally touching the rim due to gravity. That plus the slick surface of the rim means there is no issue removing any sealant on the rim with a paper towel. It can collect in and...
03-27-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By scottfsmith

That is similar to what my Vittoria Terreno Dry...

That is similar to what my Vittoria Terreno Dry looked like. Definitely a factory return. I had no problems getting my money back.

After seeing all these threads I decided to mount one of my S...
03-26-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By scottfsmith

You might want to look at the other thread I...

You might want to look at the other thread I linked above (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1248752-tubeless-psi-loss-during-ride.html), that guy tried orange regular and it was better...
03-25-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By scottfsmith

There is another thread going now on this exact...

There is another thread going now on this exact same topic:

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1248752-tubeless-psi-loss-during-ride.html
03-25-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,439
Posted By scottfsmith

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/276x183/images_cb45fb985c48aada42e9d147c8f1a1816809b27a.jpeg
03-25-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By scottfsmith

I have had this same weeping sidewall issue on...

I have had this same weeping sidewall issue on two different brands not Conti. With Vittoria Terreno Dry one was so bad I returned it. My current Specialized S-Works Rapidair Turbo's have one tire...
03-24-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,439
Posted By scottfsmith

I don't think my mind is troubled .. but .. I...

I don't think my mind is troubled .. but .. I seem to know almost every piece mentioned on this thread so far :D

All the above is oldies .. here is some more recent stuff I have been listening to,...
03-24-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By scottfsmith

But the original papers were also statistics so...

But the original papers were also statistics so its lies vs lies (kinda like Spy vs Spy if you are old enough to remember that :D)

Meta-analyses need to play by certain rules to prove they are...
03-24-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By scottfsmith

Statins are nearly junk. Here is a new study,...

Statins are nearly junk. Here is a new study, throw this one at your doc:

https://maryannedemasi.com/publications/f/new-analysis-shows-statins-have-minimal-benefits

The summary is there is only...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By scottfsmith

OK I think I get your point. I agree that there...

OK I think I get your point. I agree that there is a greater issue with the front "blink" being missed compared to the back blink since the front blinker is more what protects you from side swipes...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By scottfsmith

They were blinking lights. They used a magnetic...

They were blinking lights. They used a magnetic induction method which lit the light with each wheel rotation:



They also go on to state that blinking lights were illegal and they needed to get...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By scottfsmith

Front lights are not for preventing head-on...

Front lights are not for preventing head-on collisions. They are for preventing cars pulling out (or backing out) on to your street, and for cars taking right turns where there may be a bike stopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,267
Posted By scottfsmith

One important issue with the OPs rims is they are...

One important issue with the OPs rims is they are 30mm diameter on the outside .. even if 25s would mount they would not hit the magic 105% for optimal aero. 28 or 30 will be the sweet spot.

Also...
03-13-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By scottfsmith

I use straight epoxy (JB Weld is one brand) and I...

I use straight epoxy (JB Weld is one brand) and I have a ton of clamps so I put on a bunch of them. I have used rubber cement (e.g. Weldwood, Shoe Goo) and repairs never lasted very long so I use...
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