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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

Iím sorry you donít understand the issues, but I...

Iím sorry you donít understand the issues, but I also seems clear that you donít want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

No, itís fine adviceÖitís correct advice. The...

No, itís fine adviceÖitís correct advice. The front has a lower risk of puncture than the rear tire, typically, andó again, repeating myself hereó the concern of the OP was risk of the cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, odd looking failure mode! I have a...

Yeah, odd looking failure mode!

I have a pair of these in the garage as emergency stock because I got them awhile ago from Competitive Cyclist or Colorado Cyclist on a deeply discounted clearance,...
09-28-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By chaadster

What? Just like it? No, I wasnít in PA...

What? Just like it? No, I wasnít in PA yesterday, but I wanna know who the sick bastard aping my style isÖ 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

Your point is grossly oversimplified and not...

Your point is grossly oversimplified and not really relevant to tubeless tire performance, becauseó and Iím sorry to have to keep repeating myself hereó tubeless tires do not have the same risk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

No, it’s precisely the point; a slow leak is...

No, it’s precisely the point; a slow leak is nowhere near as dangerous as sudden, complete loss of air. No one— not the OP, not me, not even you, up to this outlandish moment— has been talking about...
09-28-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By chaadster

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; ...

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; I’ve only seen one, and it looked professionally done…as I recall from many years ago, but it was, at that time, a well used racer. Also, though, I...
09-27-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By chaadster

Spinergy have the 24mm internal width GX Max 650b...

Spinergy have the 24mm internal width GX Max 650b for $839, weighing in at 1450g.

I like my Spnergy GX 700c for gravel as they really smooth out the ride, but with more voluminous 650b, that may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

But of course the tire type does have to do with...

But of course the tire type does have to do with the conditions of the flat, and itís simply unlikely that a punctured, or even cut, tubeless tire will rapidly deflate like a punctured tubed tire, or...
09-26-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,126
Posted By chaadster

Man, it sounds like Wellington, NZ is a...

Man, it sounds like Wellington, NZ is a rough-assed ‘hood!

I’ve always heard that it’s a very cool place and I’ve been hoping to someday visit, but if bikes are gettin’ vic’d off the street to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

I’m not familiar with these tubeless patches...

I’m not familiar with these tubeless patches meant to go inside a tire under the tread, but it sounds like a real PITA to do, raising the question why not just use a plug repair, which is a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By chaadster

14 years was well time for replacement regardless...

14 years was well time for replacement regardless of creaking— which was probably a crack in the shell— because I don’t know what kind of foam or padding wouldn’t have lost loft and resiliency in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

I understand your concern, but think it doesnít...

I understand your concern, but think it doesnít account for tubeless behavior; catastrophic flatting is not really a thing with tubeless. Therefore, my assessment is that flats are more likely in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 606
Posted By chaadster

That’s a pretty good sized cut, and having lost...

That’s a pretty good sized cut, and having lost about 25psi affirms that, though I also suspect (based on my experience) that the sealant could have done a better job.

As for the future of the...
09-23-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By chaadster

You guys and your Times….you’re killing me! ...

You guys and your Times….you’re killing me! Those bikes are awesome! I’m eagerly awaiting pics of timcruz ‘s amber one. Kudos!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By chaadster

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I...

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I prefer the feel and handling as well.

Your question about wear rates is interesting, and I suspect complicated to answer. A wider tire at lower...
09-20-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By chaadster

:injured:

:injured:
09-20-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By chaadster

You trying desperately to be clever has never...

You trying desperately to be clever has never worked with me, so you canít really think itís working now, can you? I mean you are what you are, and you should be satisfied with that, and not try to...
09-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By chaadster

Oh, did you accidentally post the OP under your...

Oh, did you accidentally post the OP under your dark web handle, or is this thread not about you?
09-20-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By chaadster

Of course, but thatís irrelevant the thread...

Of course, but thatís irrelevant the thread topic. The OP came to BF and asked how to improve their hillclimbing. Some say train with purpose, some say just keep riding around, some say get easier...
09-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By chaadster

Itís not ďone size fits all,Ē as my comment was...

Itís not ďone size fits all,Ē as my comment was directed to the OP specifically, who, it bears noting, has been ďjust ridingĒ for 2 years already and still canít get up the hill but does want ďto...
09-19-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By chaadster

It has been said upthread already, but let me say...

It has been said upthread already, but let me say it this way: train with purpose.

Going out and just riding is not good enough, you need intensity (as has been mentioned). There are many ways to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By chaadster

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The graphic is from HED, as I recall; it has been a few years, but that’s what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By chaadster

If thatís the case, how does the chainstay...

If thatís the case, how does the chainstay interfere?
09-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower...

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower pressures,” but few really understand the context and variables, or at least fail to articulate the complexities.

It used to be that even light riders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By chaadster

Are talking about somethingó knee driftó which...

Are talking about somethingó knee driftó which only causes the heel to rotate in on the upstroke? If so, the term ďdropped chainstayĒ may be helpful, as it is a fairly common design feature which may...
09-09-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By chaadster

Iím not experiencing it still, because I gave up...

Iím not experiencing it still, because I gave up on running the extralight casing tubeless, but the issue was constant weeping of the recommended SealSmart sealant through the sidewalls.

I tried...
09-08-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By chaadster

Yes, thatís probably true, but I really wouldnít...

Yes, thatís probably true, but I really wouldnít hesitate to try the standard casing tubeless; itís just the extralight casing thatís the nightmare.

I donít do high mileage on either set of Herse...
09-08-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By chaadster

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on...

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on WTB i23 rims pretty successfully. As I recall, they mounted up easily enough, bit they did take quite a bit of SealSmart before they stabilized pressure...
09-01-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,429
Posted By chaadster

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, thatís...

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, thatís on Conti, regardless of where theyíre making them.
08-29-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By chaadster

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are...

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are king. Superlight, quick n easy on/off, packable…. I use Fender Bendor for excellent “ass saving” protection, and Mini Mudder front just to protect...
08-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By chaadster

Dude, that’s a score!!

Dude, that’s a score!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I was disappointed just have missed that...

Oh, I was disappointed just have missed that particular trip, not to have missed a chance to go to Spain; Iíve been to Spain several times, often in the capacity of my work as a wine importer. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By chaadster

Broctoon yeah, I have some clubmates who did a...

Broctoon yeah, I have some clubmates who did a Trek tour down in N. Carolina (IIRC) and loved it so much that they came back and started evangelizing the rest of us to join them for a Trek tour in...
08-26-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By chaadster

Hold on now, this is crazy talk! A stitching...

Hold on now, this is crazy talk! A stitching tool??!! The whole point of vulcanizing glue is to chemically bond the patch and tube, so there’s no mechanical bonding required at all. As terrymorse...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By chaadster

I haven’t been on their tours, but I’ve bought...

I haven’t been on their tours, but I’ve bought stuff and been following the touring activities of The Cycling House for years, and what they do seems like it should be right up your alley:...
08-24-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, itís perhaps a bit much, but on the other...

Yeah, itís perhaps a bit much, but on the other hand, a vest may be easier to load and more stable when riding than just around-the-shoulder (e.g. bandolier) straps.

That said, searching for...
08-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

Get one of these...

Get one of these (https://tacticalgear.com/condor-mcr7-ronin-chest-rig-od-green?hp=y&sku=con-mcr7-001&ft=e3f7bec5-8df6-438f-88ce-592a9bedc97a#/21414/848/1), a $5 10pk of carabiners off eBay, and go...
08-20-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, such a tremendously attractive and...

Yeah, such a tremendously attractive and impressive bike, Caliwild !

There’s a noticeable difference between 18.5lbs and, say, 16.5lbs, but for ride quality, versatility, and durability on gravel,...
08-17-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By chaadster

Not just cantis and Uís, but as I mentioned...

Not just cantis and Uís, but as I mentioned earlier, roller cam brakes too, which were the design precedent Shimano created the U-brake from.

Charlie Cunningham invented the roller cam and sold...
08-17-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By chaadster

Note that I said ďlow profileĒ cantis followed...

Note that I said ďlow profileĒ cantis followed the U-brake.

Similarly, discs followed Vís, which is not to say that discs didnít exist before nor that Vís disappeared after, Iím talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By chaadster

Corrosion? PB Blaster? My god….I’ve never heard...

Corrosion? PB Blaster? My god….I’ve never heard of such a thing in 35 years of cycling through all sorts of weather, including winters in a state that salts the roads. And to consider that Pirelli...
08-16-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By chaadster

It wasnít really the location that was the...

It wasnít really the location that was the problemó you could find MTBs both with under-chainstay and typical seatstay mounted U-brakesó but rather due to the nature of the design, which restricted...
08-16-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By chaadster

Thatís true in my neck of the woods, too.

Thatís true in my neck of the woods, too.
08-16-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 457
Posted By chaadster

For clarity, U-brakes debuted on MTB bikesó well...

For clarity, U-brakes debuted on MTB bikesó well before they appeared on BMXó as the high performance brake option of the Ď80s to replace weak and clearance-challenged cantilever brakes. The V-brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,103
Posted By chaadster

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand. ...

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand.

The valve should be airtight on its own, regardless of sealant and regardless of position.

Valve position when airing up should be irrelevant,...
08-16-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By chaadster

BrenZan the main thing about fixed location,...

BrenZan the main thing about fixed location, time, and route(s) is that it lowers the required maintenance. If you’re not going to be consistently there and want something to run on its own, I think...
08-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,972
Posted By chaadster

I do up all my bikes, e.g.: ...

I do up all my bikes, e.g.:


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08-15-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By chaadster

Broctoon refered to the key elements: same time,...

Broctoon refered to the key elements: same time, same place, and even the same route(s) every week.

I think that’s the way the go, and would even give it a catchy name, like Taco Tuesday Ride, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By chaadster

I can’t speak to the OP’s fit concerns from...

I can’t speak to the OP’s fit concerns from experience, which I think is the kind of advice they really need, but I can suggest to look at the European brands, especially Italian ones like Castelli,...
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