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07-25-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,671
Posted By woodcraft

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion...

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion factor needed for road speed.

The kit: https://www.voler.com/browse/cat2/?cat=grp&store=16095
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By woodcraft

You can glue those down with contact cement, but...

You can glue those down with contact cement, but it may be a losing battle if more edges come loose. The tread was glued on to start with so there's no structural issue.

Clean with small wire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,777
Posted By woodcraft

I completely agree on the benefit of powering...

I completely agree on the benefit of powering over the crest of a hill, the benefit of a PM in showing the issue, & the need to practice to overcome the tendency to to slack off too soon.

IMO this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,335
Posted By woodcraft

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head...

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head could be 50˚ hotter but it's only 10% difference so no biggie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,453
Posted By woodcraft

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my...

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my head down into neck, tighten grip on bars, & randomly swerve when someone yells "HOLE", than

when someone points.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,453
Posted By woodcraft

The difference is that when calling out slowing...

The difference is that when calling out slowing or stopping, it's pretty clear what to do, whereas "hole" tells you nothing about what to do, except maybe brace for a damaged rim.
07-15-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,694
Posted By woodcraft

fify

fify
07-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,029
Posted By woodcraft

A few years ago, I was doing laps on an ~800'...

A few years ago, I was doing laps on an ~800' climb- about 7.5%.

On one of the laps, a runner appeared ahead and I thought no problem, I'll catch him,

but he stayed ahead for 2/3 of the hill,...
07-06-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,972
Posted By woodcraft

The bakery scene. ...

The bakery scene.


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07-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,012
Posted By woodcraft

Disqualified because the bike is now below the...

Disqualified because the bike is now below the weight limit?
07-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,972
Posted By woodcraft

I think it's common for folks to overestimate the...

I think it's common for folks to overestimate the amount of energy used in a bike ride, and with carbo loading the night before, eating a big breakfast, 'fueling' along the way, and a recovery meal...
07-03-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,972
Posted By woodcraft

I have never bonked, but can't really imagine...

I have never bonked, but can't really imagine doing so after having ridden 10 miles-

wouldn't this be like "hitting the wall" at mile two of a marathon?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,889
Posted By woodcraft

The gearing is a bit tall if you are a mere...

The gearing is a bit tall if you are a mere mortal and live in a hilly area, at least for DA model. For the SRAM one, other riders will laugh and point behind your back for riding that SRAM junk.;)...
07-01-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,178
Posted By woodcraft

I've thought of doing that- the local hill out of...

I've thought of doing that- the local hill out of town gets a lot of debris bounced out of trucks & I have one of those wheeled magnets.
07-01-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,810
Posted By woodcraft

Years ago, I was working in a backyard...

Years ago, I was working in a backyard unavoidably a foot or two from a wire fence. The neighbor dog was incorrigibly aggressive,

lunging thru the wire in full attack mode. Eventually, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By woodcraft

I use liquid electrical tape- the solvent is...

I use liquid electrical tape- the solvent is smelly but works pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,254
Posted By woodcraft

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By woodcraft

You're not 'in the mountains' below ~4,000'...

You're not 'in the mountains' below ~4,000' IMO, where altitude starts to be a factor.

'Hilly' is a better term, which starts at 100'/mile, again IMO.

smashndash's numbers look good.
06-19-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,651
Posted By woodcraft

IKR, I would hate to lose mine. One...

IKR, I would hate to lose mine.

One disconnected from a Crank Bros tool is only about 10g more, 'tho...

It depends on the type of riding being done, but these days folks are getting off the...
06-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,651
Posted By woodcraft

I carry one & have used it to shorten chain to...

I carry one & have used it to shorten chain to single-speed after catastrophic RD events.

Once on road in remote area, once 5+ miles out on fire road.

This one is good and compact, 'tho it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,149
Posted By woodcraft

Answers: ...

Answers:
https://www.gianlucagimini.it/portfolio-item/velocipedia/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By woodcraft

In high school, I was ripping down the familiar...

In high school, I was ripping down the familiar narrow, twisty road above my house,

and overcooked a turn just as a car came around.

Braking hard, the rear tire skidded and I was laying it...
05-19-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,900
Posted By woodcraft

Does bouncing weight really matter?

Does bouncing weight really matter?
05-06-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,900
Posted By woodcraft

Do running forums get these threads? "Who do...

Do running forums get these threads?

"Who do those skinny freaks think they are, Eliud Kipchoge?

I just run around the block and then have another beer."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,020
Posted By woodcraft

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,846
Posted By woodcraft

Ground/filed down an Easton freehub from DA only...

Ground/filed down an Easton freehub from DA only to fit normal Shimano/SRAM.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By woodcraft

Ridiculous, IME. I have selected "do not...

Ridiculous, IME. I have selected "do not bother" as the best fit for Castelli stuff.
04-26-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By woodcraft

A guy in my club had his prostate removed. He's...

A guy in my club had his prostate removed. He's doing well and puts in a lot of miles on the bike.
04-24-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,813
Posted By woodcraft

I have a bell (s) and use when appropriate. ...

I have a bell (s) and use when appropriate.

Not big on shouting.
04-24-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 218,952
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, I saw that they do have removeable cores,...

Yeah, I saw that they do have removeable cores, and the stems mentioned even as a fix for the Vittoria ones.

Good luck with the tires!
04-23-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By woodcraft

FIFY To the OP- having a spare is insurance...

FIFY

To the OP- having a spare is insurance not just for touring, but against down time while hunting for a needle in the haystack of hundreds of different hanger types, and even that it will be...
04-22-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,740
Posted By woodcraft

It wasn't a big deal- I think it was young &...

It wasn't a big deal- I think it was young & inexperienced.
04-22-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,740
Posted By woodcraft

I had one make a half hearted charge at me, at...

I had one make a half hearted charge at me, at dusk, but that was very unusual.
04-22-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By woodcraft

It's bolt-on because stems at the time were...

It's bolt-on because stems at the time were one-bolt, with the handlebar being slid into the clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By woodcraft

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By woodcraft

A BF victory!

A BF victory!
04-18-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By woodcraft

I went to the LBS & they ordered one (or several)...

I went to the LBS & they ordered one (or several) in that situation. You also need the right oddball spoke wrench.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By woodcraft

To have the two wheels index the same, the...

To have the two wheels index the same, the cassettes have to be the same distance from the RD.

In practice, that means that the small cog should overhang the end of the freehub by the same slight...
04-14-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,924
Posted By woodcraft

With so much 'bent advocacy, I'd expect more...

With so much 'bent advocacy, I'd expect more bikes!
04-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By woodcraft

While it's unusual that one pair of shoes would...

While it's unusual that one pair of shoes would be so different from another, especially with cleats moved forward (not a good idea IMO),

Toe overlap is common and more of an annoyance than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:40 PM
04-09-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,839
Posted By woodcraft

Have had one about 6 years. Not essential, but...

Have had one about 6 years. Not essential, but it's the main number that I look at.

As a fitness gauge, I look at how long I can keep up wattage ranges. Maybe 200w for the first hour +, then...
04-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By woodcraft

Micro-adjust is in contrast to some seatposts...

Micro-adjust is in contrast to some seatposts that have serrations so that saddle tilt can be in small increments, but not between those increments.

Adjusting saddle tilt with a two bolt mechanism...
04-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,205
Posted By woodcraft

I've had a previous version of these for years-...

I've had a previous version of these for years- work great for anything short of the most demanding cycling,

and you could just about play tennis in them.
...
04-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,184
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, more than likely. I think the...

Yes, more than likely.




I think the point was to compare the performance of smooth and knobby tread tires, and showed little penalty using the knobby ones- all-road, right?
04-08-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,184
Posted By woodcraft

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires...

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires (the narrowest tested) are faster than wider ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,827
Posted By woodcraft

And come to a full stop at every stop sign, and...

And come to a full stop at every stop sign, and never blow a snot rocket, and always announce when passing. Thanks grandma.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,827
Posted By woodcraft

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn...

Descending >30mph on an often debris-strewn shoulder, especially with cars passing within a foot or two? No thanks.

AFAS taking the whole road: narrow, winding, adequate sight lines- yes.
04-06-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,631
Posted By woodcraft

This does 90% of what is needed. ...

This does 90% of what is needed.

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04-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By woodcraft

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm,...

The flat sides of the washers face the brake arm, and the dished sides face the corresponding dished surfaces of the screw and the brake pad holder,

allowing the the pad to pivot for adjustment.
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