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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,202
Posted By chaadster

Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,202
Posted By chaadster

In general, yes, it’s easier to get a more...

In general, yes, it’s easier to get a more intense workout in a shorter period of time indoors, simply because you have total control over the environment and can maintain your effort level without...
08-02-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,251
Posted By chaadster

if we’re two abreast, the one on the left calls...

if we’re two abreast, the one on the left calls out on their right…which is to the left of the riders at the fog line. We ride the same way in IN, OH, and KY aswe do at home and it mostly works fine....
08-02-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,251
Posted By chaadster

Youíre not supposed to be waving or pointing; the...

Youíre not supposed to be waving or pointing; the signals are static position with all fingers extended.
08-01-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,251
Posted By chaadster

Pointing right to turn right is dumb AF. The...

Pointing right to turn right is dumb AF. The American road code for all vehicular traffic is left arm bent 90į and I see no sane reason bikes should be exempt or different.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By chaadster

At some point, padding will help. As an example,...

At some point, padding will help. As an example, sleeping on a mattress vs. the floor, or sitting on a park bench vs. an arm chair; some amount of padding has to help. In the same way a thin pad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By chaadster

gios you may enjoy seeing the wheel flip in...

gios you may enjoy seeing the wheel flip in action:

https://youtu.be/qUbA5iHqC6U
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By chaadster

Well, yeah…all else being equal, specifically if...

Well, yeah…all else being equal, specifically if the pedals are equal weight.

Toe clips and straps don’t weigh much, but if weight is your concern, you’ll want to compare options carefully.

For...
07-30-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By chaadster

Iím right there with you, and I wish Iíd been...

Iím right there with you, and I wish Iíd been able to snag a couple extra sets of wheels before they went out. There was so much cool, intelligent tech buit into those wheels, like the industry...
07-30-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

No worries. I understand the frustration of...

No worries. I understand the frustration of rehashing the same discussions over and over again. Weíll probably see a friction vs. indexed shifting thread soon!
07-30-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

Devolve? It didnít devolve, it was crafted to be...

Devolve? It didnít devolve, it was crafted to be that from the inception. It was the OP which asked, ďWhy can't Shimano make a GRX with cantilever brakes?Ē

And scrapping stuff? The OP isnít...
07-29-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By chaadster

That does not jive with my experience at all, and...

That does not jive with my experience at all, and Iím a strong, aggressive +230lbs rider still rolling my first pair of Argents from Ď14. And Iíve only ever had to true one of my ACs, the Victoy 30,...
07-29-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,435
Posted By chaadster

[/size] No, again, thatís not how it works. As...

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No, again, thatís not how it works. As I tried to make clear to you upthread, there is only the phone SIM and only one number.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By chaadster

I’d suggest MKS GR10 in black. They’ll take a...

I’d suggest MKS GR10 in black. They’ll take a toe clip, too, if you want some security.

https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/74

...
07-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,435
Posted By chaadster

Not necessarily. The point could simply be to...

Not necessarily. The point could simply be to not have to pull the actual phone out.

As with the Apple Watch which can place and receive calls while connected to the iPhone, obviating the need to...
07-29-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By chaadster

Man, AC wheels were awesome! I still have-- and...

Man, AC wheels were awesome! I still have-- and absolutely *love*-- two sets of Argent and set of Victory 30.

Anyway, the 350g rim, in it's ultimate iteration, was built into their Sprint 350...
07-29-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

For those who don't know about cantis: ...

For those who don't know about cantis:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-trad.html

and his additional page on canti "theory":

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html

Or,...
07-28-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,226
Posted By chaadster

Yeah caffeine… from a Monster if you don’t like...

Yeah caffeine… from a Monster if you don’t like coffee.

Also, you may need to plan on a longer warm up period in the morning, but for
myself, the morning start is more of a psychological barrier...
07-28-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By chaadster

No, and yes. It’s all about chainline…and...

No, and yes.

It’s all about chainline…and you’ll hear if your bike doesn’t have a good one for cross chaining.

That said, while I do it typically and without concern— I’m gonna get up that damn...
07-28-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

The complexity is in the system design, and the...

The complexity is in the system design, and the difficulty is in the setup process.

If we accept that anything on a bike is hard to doó something I think we mustó then Iíd say that canti setup is...
07-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

Man, setting up cantis used to be like an art...

Man, setting up cantis used to be like an art form, and lots of folks did not have the skills to do it right. In order to get the pads to hit the rim cleanly with max leverage involved rectifying so...
07-26-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By chaadster

I donít know what the collar is, but I do know...

I donít know what the collar is, but I do know big, complex, custom titanium bars are expensive, so Iím not surprised at all. HellÖeven a simple, production MTB flat bar from a company with deep...
07-26-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

I’m from back in the day when all there was were...

I’m from back in the day when all there was were cantis, u-brakes, and center bolt calipers, so I got a bad case of BTDT and don’t want to do that again. Back then, I tried so many, from Shimano XT...
07-26-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By chaadster

OMG, if I never have to touch another canti...

OMG, if I never have to touch another canti again, it’ll be too soon.

Any rim brake I’m happy to see go, if only because those ***** make a filthy mess, but cantis suck worst of all.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By chaadster

Troubleshooting a slow leak, I was reminded that...

Troubleshooting a slow leak, I was reminded that I was running Panaracer R’air innertubes in one of my bikes. Thinking of this thread, I threw the 23-25c tube on my scale and got 70g.

I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,777
Posted By chaadster

Using a PM on the road has helped me determine...

Using a PM on the road has helped me determine that [on the Dedacciai] in the fast cruising range, Iím more efficiently positioned with my elbows in and grabbing the bar close to the stem than I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By chaadster

Aerothan are plastic as well; dunno of Tubolito...

Aerothan are plastic as well; dunno of Tubolito is patchable with self-adhesive patches like Aerothan is, though.

Anyway, I’ve been using Aerothan for a short while now, having bailed out on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,618
Posted By chaadster

GBK233 sub-$600 is a tough pricepoint in the...

GBK233 sub-$600 is a tough pricepoint in the sense that you donít top out in any attribute category, by which I mean that you donít best the best of anything. Like at some pricepoints, you may get,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,934
Posted By chaadster

Joking?! I use battery powered electric socks...

Joking?! I use battery powered electric socks for my winter riding! With heating elements both above and below the toes, they work great, and are both easier to use and more comfy than chemical...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By chaadster

I don’t run any steerer above my stem; I always...

I don’t run any steerer above my stem; I always cut just under flush, but I also use use a long expander plug, specifically Deda plugs, so the entire clamp area is supported.

Assuming use of such...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,934
Posted By chaadster

To the OP, the resolution to your space problem...

To the OP, the resolution to your space problem is obviously a folding bike or a minivelo! I’m lucky to have one each of those among my current 10 bikes.

My stable is determined by style and use:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,132
Posted By chaadster

IMO, reviewers like DC Rainmaker and GPLama...

IMO, reviewers like DC Rainmaker and GPLama offer deeper insights and more sophisticated bases for purchase decision making than a crude X/Y plot of precision vs. cost would. I mean, thereís just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,132
Posted By chaadster

There was no pointing out, only obtuse,...

There was no pointing out, only obtuse, unsubstantiated assertion. You may find that kind of childish stuff compelling, but Iím still not interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,132
Posted By chaadster

I’ve been swapping my Assiomas between bikes...

I’ve been swapping my Assiomas between bikes regularly since ‘18. No issues with longevity/durability insofar as I can tell. My experience isn’t definitive, but we see a lot of folks swapping, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By chaadster

There’s a lot of assumption that discs are...

There’s a lot of assumption that discs are hydraulic, but that’s not necessarily true. I rode cable actuated Avid BB7 for 16 years and loved them. Wheel swaps were easier than resetting rim brakes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,132
Posted By chaadster

Uh, the very first sentence in the OP says...

Uh, the very first sentence in the OP says theyíre not sold on power meters at all, and for a total PM noob with cost concerns, fitting single-sided is a great place to start. For the OPís...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,132
Posted By chaadster

The solution here is getting two, left-side crank...

The solution here is getting two, left-side crank power meters, probably from either 4iiii or Stages. $300 - $400 apiece, call it $800 all-in, and you’re done, keeping your shoes and no swapping...
07-16-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By chaadster

60x11, baby! ;) ...

60x11, baby! ;)


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By chaadster

Oh for sure… Tweetsie and Creeper are rail...

Oh for sure… Tweetsie and Creeper are rail trails, right? Yeah, you’ll be crushin’ those; the Diverge isn’t the most gravelly of gravel bikes in terms of geometry, so it’ll feel like a road bike. ...
07-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By chaadster

Which methods did you use attempting to fix it? ...

Which methods did you use attempting to fix it? I recently had to “forget” my Bolt on my iPhone12 when Strava routes wouldn’t sync. There had been recent updates to both devices, but I don’t know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By chaadster

Right proper blowout!

We were doing hill repeats last night when, braking hard on a descent, I locked up the rear and *boom* it blew like gunshot. Some say it sounded like a car backfire, but you get the idea either way:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By chaadster

Pain? You made it look easy! Kudos!

Pain? You made it look easy! Kudos!
07-14-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 211,169
Posted By chaadster

Theyíre vinyl decals, which I get from...

Theyíre vinyl decals, which I get from https://www.customvinyllettering.net/

Here are some of my other bikes:

...
07-13-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 211,169
Posted By chaadster

I finally got my name on the T-Lab: ...

I finally got my name on the T-Lab:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/3f7e039d_5e31_40bf_992e_c5cfd7c09b31_bf919c3e7151bcd2cf957ffcd77913d4e5f1b380.jpeg
07-12-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By chaadster

A little more tube material should help resist...

A little more tube material should help resist punctures, a litle less tube material should weigh less, roll more efficiently, and be better for performance, but who knows if the marginal differences...
07-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By chaadster

Iím not talking about that, Iím talking about how...

Iím not talking about that, Iím talking about how in the OP you said the hub was ďabsolutely rusted awayĒ and the only solution for a quick fix was wheel replacement. Now youíre saying that the shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By chaadster

You keep using that ďwhat it says on the boxĒ...

You keep using that ďwhat it says on the boxĒ phrase as if thereís actually box. Or maybe you only read the box and not the instructions?
07-12-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By chaadster

The freehub cannot be removed and everything just...

The freehub cannot be removed and everything just cleaned, relubed, and reassembled? I’m surprised that any hub, in normal use, could rust to a total loss in 9 months. I feel like a crucial piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By chaadster

Like the long wheelbase sedan compared to the...

Like the long wheelbase sedan compared to the short wheelbase sports car; t’s a classic analogue to 1970 Cadillac vs. 1970 Porsche. Do you want more plush, luxurious, ride characteristics, or do you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By chaadster

I donít think thatís necessarily true. When I...

I donít think thatís necessarily true. When I went road tubeless in Ď13, I was well informed and had realistic expectations for the system, and you know what? It was the holy grail in anti-flat...
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