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09-07-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Sardines

The circumference and diameter of the tire...

The circumference and diameter of the tire usually shrinks slightly with a narrower/thinner tire, because of how the profile of the tire sits on the wheel. It's miniscule but can affect gearing a...
09-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Sardines

Which year is it? You can get the info on the...

Which year is it? You can get the info on the Trek website? Going narrower isn't going to be a problem. It does lower your top gear a tad but otherwise it's ok. Ride will also be a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sardines

It is very important you take the time to listen...

It is very important you take the time to listen to your body to heal and strengthen, while a little stubbornness will help push you along. My first and only "accident" was a hit n run. The lucky...
08-31-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By Sardines

You don't give a budget or use type? The...

You don't give a budget or use type? The roadlite carbon CF 8 and 9 are the lightest of the hybrids, under 20 and 19 lbs depending on size, but all above $2k. The CF9 is carbon everything but uses...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Sardines

Yes but unfortunately not TLR, so not on my radar.

Yes but unfortunately not TLR, so not on my radar.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,103
Posted By Sardines

Ah so you bought them direct? Did you bring it...

Ah so you bought them direct? Did you bring it back to the local shop who did it for you? They should guarantee their work at least. They could claim the Enve equipment are defective. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,103
Posted By Sardines

My AR was not factory but dealer installed...

My AR was not factory but dealer installed tubeless. ALWAYS have the dealer install the first time, they can detect imperfections if any, and cover defects of the bad install for at least 30 days. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Sardines

Check out MKS pedals. They are standard on many...

Check out MKS pedals. They are standard on many folding bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,103
Posted By Sardines

Bassmanbob , as I have mentioned, have you...

Bassmanbob , as I have mentioned, have you determined where is the leak coming from? If it's leaking from the inside of the pressure relief valve stem nut, then it's probably the rim tape, especially...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Sardines

I think you have just unfortunately have 2...

I think you have just unfortunately have 2 products on the smallest and largest spectrum of their manufacturing tolerances. So the Challenge tires are most probably the smallest...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Sardines

That's why there are now 32 and 34mm tires from...

That's why there are now 32 and 34mm tires from manufacturers, the extra width gives you the option of hitting hard pack gravel, as long as it's dry and not too sharp, that is! haha
Forum: Commuting
08-12-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Sardines

The reason I'm looking at thinner slick race...

The reason I'm looking at thinner slick race rubber is to gain efficiencies, without using more of my own power. I could go faster on my own, but I'd work up a sweat and even after a shower, I'd take...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Sardines

Fast road tires for commuting 2022

I often see threads asking about tires which are fast, in order to improve commute times, without having to kill ourselves, and also have the protection of tubeless, durability and cost. My go-to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,103
Posted By Sardines

Wait! If the wheel came with the bike new, then...

Wait! If the wheel came with the bike new, then it should be warrantied. Is the leak happening from the INSIDE of the valve nut, vs outside, ie from the o-ring area? You may have to dunk it in...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

So sad that the world had to adjust for idiots...

So sad that the world had to adjust for idiots who mess with their phones etc and not pay attention to when they are driving 2 tons of death metal! haha
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Sardines

Yes, I see that now but the phrasing is a little...

Yes, I see that now but the phrasing is a little unclear because of the missing article to "the same 28mm Tire will inflate to smaller width on the wider (external) wheel".
Depending on "a" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Sardines

It's actually the opposite from my observations. ...

It's actually the opposite from my observations. That's the design of the rim to give the optimized 28mm more aero properties. Same for my 2 different wheels. The final width measurement for mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By Sardines

28-622 GP5000 S TR mounted on 25int/29 32 ext...

28-622 GP5000 S TR mounted on 25int/29 32 ext measures 30.7mm @ 64PSI, and the wheel is specially designed for 27/28mm, on my road bike. On my commuter/trek, 30-622 and 32-622 on 24 int/ 29 ext come...
Forum: Touring
08-03-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Sardines

Erick Cedeño retraces the 25th Infantry Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corp trail

Those of you who enjoy history trails, this one is quite interesting history with bicycles involved! Yes those same soldiers which inspired Bob Marley's song. 1900 miles. Erick Cedeño retraced it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Sardines

Country of manufacturing origin isn't the issue,...

Country of manufacturing origin isn't the issue, but how much margin the brand wants and accepts lower quality yields.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Sardines

Well if the OP is in the Southern Hemisphere,...

Well if the OP is in the Southern Hemisphere, it's actually winter? Let's not make assumptions until someone actually does something?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By Sardines

The biggest gain you'll feel going to a bigger...

The biggest gain you'll feel going to a bigger wheel and skinnier tires is the aero and rolling resistance drop. Now the gains are probably in the real world gain of less than 1 mph, but you'll see...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,992
Posted By Sardines

Yes. When I mount my tubeless, I do a dunk test...

Yes. When I mount my tubeless, I do a dunk test to see if air is leaking from the seat and also from the spoke joints and valves. I've found imperfect valves and valve cores also contribute to slow...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Sardines

Not necessarily. The Marathon Plus is a darling...

Not necessarily. The Marathon Plus is a darling on the touring scene because of its toughness. Even the Marathon Almotion Onestar is very tough, especially when used tubeless, and also rides very...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Sardines

We toured the 800+miles of the 3k trail over...

We toured the 800+miles of the 3k trail over around 15 days in the fall 5 years back, from New Haven to St Stephen. I'd prepared to use Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 622x40 on the dirt sections, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Sardines

There is no way to dry a pair of gloves quickly,...

There is no way to dry a pair of gloves quickly, especially those using suede or synthetic suede. palms with padding. I would suggest you just use saw dust or some other form of dry grip powder.,...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Sardines

Very sorry to hear that happened to you. The...

Very sorry to hear that happened to you. The problem with any shocking incident is the scar it leaves in your psyche. The unfortunate truth is risks are abound in life, and our programming for...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

Well as manufacturers move to proprietary...

Well as manufacturers move to proprietary accessories to lock consumers to their brand, we will have more Cannondale Lefty type service issues. One of the reasons I went custom to build the bike I...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,100
Posted By Sardines

Yikes, sorry to hear that. But yeah that's the...

Yikes, sorry to hear that. But yeah that's the problem with derailleur systems, it's a chain of things to break down. With Pinion and Gates belt, I only worry about oil change every year, and belt...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,100
Posted By Sardines

So how did it go?

So how did it go?
Forum: Commuting
07-25-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

Well, FWIW, from what I remember of my rides with...

Well, FWIW, from what I remember of my rides with Lefties, I liked the Hilite version. The Lefty is nice and stiff when riding on smooth road, and takes the rough stuff as well as any other double...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Sardines

I still keep my "lil" Tern Verge at the office...

I still keep my "lil" Tern Verge at the office when I want to go out for close distances (under 3 miles) etc and a full bike is just too much for city riding and finding secure places to lock up. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

The sensor loops require you to be right on them...

The sensor loops require you to be right on them to disrupt the field. especially on the outside lines. That only works well IF you have alloy rims or frame. When I'm riding my all carbon road...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

Yikes. Sorry you had to live through that and...

Yikes. Sorry you had to live through that and glad you're back on your pedals! Unfortunately drivers like that are going to be dangerous anyways, irregardless what you do.
You should check out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,992
Posted By Sardines

I'll be boring and say Pro One TLE or GP5000 S TR...

I'll be boring and say Pro One TLE or GP5000 S TR 30f/32r on the road bike and Pro One TLE 34c for the commuter.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

This! Regardless of what bike you have, jumping...

This! Regardless of what bike you have, jumping curbs and going in and out of the main road gives drivers the chance to lose sight of you. We all know that keeping the driver's attention means being...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

I think the OP just wants a new MTB and is...

I think the OP just wants a new MTB and is looking for support. And many here are being practical. haha
07-20-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By Sardines

Well it really depends on what the bike is being...

Well it really depends on what the bike is being used for? On asphalt, good road race tires will run away from any gravel tire, slick or not. And now with wider 34mm like the Pro One TLC 34-622 or...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sardines

Unless you ride a cobbled road like on the Paris...

Unless you ride a cobbled road like on the Paris Roubaix that's miles long, I would agree full suspension for a commute that's mainly asphalt is excessive. There are technologies like stem...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Sardines

Things changed, for the better. PTFE was bad...

Things changed, for the better. PTFE was bad because of PFOA, and now it's recognized as bad. So things like safety and other things have really improved! haha. Environmentally speaking, the most...
07-14-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sardines

Pinion and Gate belt drives are very reliable and...

Pinion and Gate belt drives are very reliable and I've never had any issues with the 3 bikes I've had. However, with your projected budget of the Sirrus 6.0's $3.5k range, a carbon/Ti Pinion bike is...
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By Sardines

Well, like you, I'm frugal (cheapass!)! But...

Well, like you, I'm frugal (cheapass!)! But fortunately I married much better than I deserve and she makes me spend on stuff I want. I'm so happy with my Custom Pinion Ti tourer that I use it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,763
Posted By Sardines

Personally neither my computer, power meter or...

Personally neither my computer, power meter or apps could discern much difference from the GP5000 S TR and Pro 1 TLE, where I had more variations than the tires. haha
Like others have noticed, the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Sardines

What I use are minimalist trail runners like the...

What I use are minimalist trail runners like the Merrell Trail Glove for a bit faster rides (stiffer sole) or Vapor Glove for easy commutes (very flexible sole). They dry quickly and the studs from...
07-14-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By Sardines

Gearing wise, hard to beat the Roadlite CF 9 LTD....

Gearing wise, hard to beat the Roadlite CF 9 LTD. That 46t crank with 10-50 cassette is wide and fast, on a very lightweight hybrid. The geometry is also a low 1.4 stack/reach ratio like a drop...
07-13-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Sardines

Well have you thought of getting 2nd hand bikes...

Well have you thought of getting 2nd hand bikes and trailers? Commuting in the rain in the rain isn't fun, and with a child in the back even less so. I've been an accident against an errant driver,...
07-13-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sardines

Well not necessarily. Getting a 2x11 or 12, with...

Well not necessarily. Getting a 2x11 or 12, with a 10-42, and a 46/36 Ultegra crank, or a Pinion P1.18 will give the range of gears to do all that. You just need the proper tires and wheels to do...
07-13-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Sardines

To me, the disc brakes are a must in wet weather...

To me, the disc brakes are a must in wet weather since you will be heavier with a kid in the back. If your budget can be stretched a bit, I would also look at a trailer for your kid vs a bike seat. ...
07-13-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sardines

Well as I'm sure you know, compliance/ride feel...

Well as I'm sure you know, compliance/ride feel is an acquired taste and also more importantly, a design issue. Carbon frames are naturally built with compliance and stiffness in different areas. ...
07-11-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sardines

Is there a particular reason why you want carbon?...

Is there a particular reason why you want carbon? For the lightweight? Compliant ride quality? Bling? haha Cos good Ti bikes are great, and there are moderately priced options out there.
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