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08-03-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 294,569
Posted By HTupolev

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https://i.imgur.com/jBWItn1.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By HTupolev

Replace the chain when it's elongated too much,...

Replace the chain when it's elongated too much, which can be measured with a metal ruler.

Replace sprockets when they no longer shift or engage well with a new chain.
07-29-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,723
Posted By HTupolev

Maybe. Depends on what the issues are (if...

Maybe. Depends on what the issues are (if anything specific) with your vintage bike, and how marginal your ability to keep up is. I ride my vintage steel in pacelines of largely the same composition...
07-27-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,296
Posted By HTupolev

I think you two are talking around each other. In...

I think you two are talking around each other. In most cycling conversation, the "elevation" or "elevation gain" of a ride usually refers to the cumulative elevation gained while traveling on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,529
Posted By HTupolev

That sounds reasonable, but it's a...

That sounds reasonable, but it's a surface-dependent issue. I'd probably go lower if there was lots of rough chipseal, for instance.
07-24-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,658
Posted By HTupolev

The amount of speed increase will still depend on...

The amount of speed increase will still depend on those things even if they're held equal across the two cases.

If you're talking about rolling resistance per-tire, and we spitball a bike+rider...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By HTupolev

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design...

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design specs for an RD-6700-SS. With hanger extenders and b-screw shenanigans or whatever you might be able to force it to clear, but even if you do, you'll...
07-21-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,514
Posted By HTupolev

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc...

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc brakes or don't care much either way, so manufacturers have largely ejected rim-brake bikes from their supply chains, except at low quality tiers....
07-21-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 294,569
Posted By HTupolev

Bicycle. https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg ...

Bicycle.

https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg

Bee. 🐝 🌞

https://i.imgur.com/1q1EyOV.jpg
07-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/fFUtSm1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fFUtSm1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By HTupolev

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip...

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip than others, yeah. But the low power outputs in cycling (relative to motorsport) put rolling resistance at a high premium, so manufacturers don't always...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 915
Posted By HTupolev

Design fashion and available technologies have...

Design fashion and available technologies have certainly shifted since 2014. For example, if you want a road bike that can manage somewhat chunky gravel, the increased tire clearance on a new Domane...
07-04-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By HTupolev

110mm cranks with a "vintage look" exist. For...

110mm cranks with a "vintage look" exist. For instance, here's a 110mm crank from the 1970s, a Sugino Mighty Tour set up as a 52-42-34 triple:

https://i.imgur.com/URHRjuP.jpg

Heck, old-school...
06-27-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 1,934,135
Posted By HTupolev

Ice cream. https://i.imgur.com/XHeeaNL.jpg ...

Ice cream.

https://i.imgur.com/XHeeaNL.jpg

Where I rode today was to ice cream.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By HTupolev

By "yellow" I'm assuming that you mean "tan"? ...

By "yellow" I'm assuming that you mean "tan"?

A popular budget option 27 x 1 1/4 is the Kenda K35 with tan walls. They're pretty similar to the sorts of tires that would have come on a Nomade...
06-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,152
Posted By HTupolev

Hahaha. It depends on various...

Hahaha.


It depends on various particulars, but it wouldn't be unrealistic for them to save you on the order of half a mph or more.
06-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,219
Posted By HTupolev

I was responding to your claim that you had...

I was responding to your claim that you had experience with "brifter" excluding Ergo. I was asking what that experience was.

Nothing about this has much to do with authority. This is a discussion...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By HTupolev

Strava.

Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By HTupolev

GPS receivers aren't always very accurate. Strava...

GPS receivers aren't always very accurate. Strava allows a lot of positional fudging to make segment matching ever work at all. If you look at the map on the screen on Strava's website where it says...
06-20-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 294,569
Posted By HTupolev

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https://i.imgur.com/Hclau6A.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,211
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not sure how that's relevant, considering...

I'm not sure how that's relevant, considering that people mostly aren't recommending 1x. And, a well-designed triple can in some cases reduce the amount of front shifting that a rider is doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,745
Posted By HTupolev

They last an extremely long time, and this...

They last an extremely long time, and this longevity is their largest drawback.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,211
Posted By HTupolev

What is "some hills"?

What is "some hills"?
06-12-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 294,569
Posted By HTupolev

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https://i.imgur.com/AZPvxHR.jpg

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06-09-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,640
Posted By HTupolev

The reason that's non-obvious is that it's false,...

The reason that's non-obvious is that it's false, or at best a misleading marketing point. "14 distinct gears" is just about the minimum that current common 2x11 drivetrain configurations can be...
06-04-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,219
Posted By HTupolev

That's a totally different category. Indexed...

That's a totally different category. Indexed shifting predates brifters*, and although indexing is necessary for most forms of brifter, I'd argue that integration had a significantly larger impact on...
06-03-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,219
Posted By HTupolev

That isn't my experience. "Brifter" is a...

That isn't my experience. "Brifter" is a portmanteau of "brake" and "shifter", and its popularity - despite many people hating how it sounds - is specifically because it's brand-agnostic. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By HTupolev

For rocky aggregate? Yeah. On loose materials...

For rocky aggregate? Yeah. On loose materials without fibrous content, there's not really much for knobs to bite into or grab onto. Many people don't go full slick, but it's not an especially weird...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,599
Posted By HTupolev

Depends entirely on the gravel. It's hard to...

Depends entirely on the gravel. It's hard to answer this in any meaningful way without riding in your area and knowing what sorts of the available gravel you're intending to ride on.

Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,965
Posted By HTupolev

That'll just make the arms heavier and increase...

That'll just make the arms heavier and increase their aerodynamic profile. Why would a road cyclist want to put in extra work to make themselves slower?
05-14-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,077
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not just whimsically pointing out that it's...

I'm not just whimsically pointing out that it's synthetically possible for force the desired amount of workout for everyone by adjusting pull intensity and lengths. My point is that this happens...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,020
Posted By HTupolev

It's not that heavier bikes take less effort,...

It's not that heavier bikes take less effort, it's that it doesn't make much difference. When you're on flat ground, gravity is perpendicular to your direction of motion, so you're not experiencing...
05-10-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By HTupolev

You're looking at a 1974 bicycle by a company...

You're looking at a 1974 bicycle by a company that was founded at the end of 1975?
05-08-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By HTupolev

If the spokes were extremely badly...

If the spokes were extremely badly undertensioned, it's possible that the later failures are simply because the spokes had already taken a lot of fatigue damage before you tensioned them. The...
05-08-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 294,569
Posted By HTupolev

Olo Mountain. ...

Olo Mountain.

https://i.imgur.com/4A9a0X0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/p69TsCo.jpg
05-06-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,898
Posted By HTupolev

This says a lot more about you than about them. ...

This says a lot more about you than about them.


Riding a performant bike in good working order is fun. Non-flappy clothing is fun.


No, if they were trying to maximize speed they'd be on TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,020
Posted By HTupolev

It's both. Aerodynamic drag is the same when...

It's both. Aerodynamic drag is the same when you're doing 12mph on a 3% grade as on a 10% grade, but in the latter case, rolling resistance and weight offer much larger contributions.

Overall it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By HTupolev

Yes it is. Also, it might be worth noting...

Yes it is.

Also, it might be worth noting that the person you're responding to is responsible for developing a technique that can be used to measure a cyclist's aerodynamic profile without a wind...
05-03-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,757
Posted By HTupolev

Are you using an appropriate tubeless rim tape?...

Are you using an appropriate tubeless rim tape? Thick traditional cotton rim tapes are a poor fit for tubeless rims.
05-03-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,471
Posted By HTupolev

The networks of DNR/logging/whatever roads in the...

The networks of DNR/logging/whatever roads in the foothills are gorgeous and generally off-limits to public motor access. If they were paved I'd still ride them.

From yesterday:
...
05-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By HTupolev

The materials that tires and tubes are made out...

The materials that tires and tubes are made out of are somewhat permeable to air, which is to say, air can leak through them. Inner tubes made from latex rubber tend to be suppler and have less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,020
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. Technically speaking, power variation across...

Yes. Technically speaking, power variation across the pedal stroke creates speed oscillations in all riding, although this is much less pronounced in situations with more inertia.

The thing is,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,360
Posted By HTupolev

If you're using a tire that's suppler and has...

If you're using a tire that's suppler and has less hysteresis, then the tube makes up a greater proportion of the stiffness and damping of the tube+tire system. In a certain sense I guess you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, lots. Much like the sleeves are called "arm...

Yes, lots. Much like the sleeves are called "arm warmers", the knee-covering things are generally called "knee warmers."
04-27-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By HTupolev

Two spokes and a valve stem next to each other...

Two spokes and a valve stem next to each other all snapping sounds like probably a physical obstruction got caught in the spokes. If something like a stick gets into the spokes it can be carried up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By HTupolev

You're probably fine in terms of tire security....

You're probably fine in terms of tire security. Low pressures generally aren't where blow-offs occur, and rolling a loose tire is largely a phenomenon that happens after a flat.

I also don't think...
04-24-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,492
Posted By HTupolev

After finishing the new wheels for my '79 Fuji...

After finishing the new wheels for my '79 Fuji America in February, I mounted 28mm GP5000 with Vittoria latex tubes. Surface condition is mostly paved roads in the Seattle region.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By HTupolev

Mostly rim depth, which goes hand-in-hand with...

Mostly rim depth, which goes hand-in-hand with double-wall construction. Deepening a rim profile provides massive increases in radial stiffness for the same reason that widening the diameter of frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By HTupolev

If you have the bike in hand, you're in a much...

If you have the bike in hand, you're in a much better position to answer the question than we are. Look at how much clearance there is between the tire and the bicycle: allen keys can be an effective...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,557
Posted By HTupolev

Any or all of the above. Also to keep the hands...

Any or all of the above. Also to keep the hands warm in cold weather. Some gloves also contain padding to cushion the hands, which some people like. It can also be less convenient to keep a good...
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