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Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By scottfsmith

The OPs issue could be 30 psi, not 3-4 psi. My...

The OPs issue could be 30 psi, not 3-4 psi. My pump which I recently replaced measured 20 psi too high on the gauge. I found this out only a couple years ago, and it meant that I had in fact been...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By scottfsmith

Unless you weigh 500 lbs it sounds like your pump...

Unless you weigh 500 lbs it sounds like your pump gauge is wildly inaccurate. I would get a digital pressure gauge, handy for many uses and only $25 or so. I have run similar pressures and never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,226
Posted By scottfsmith

This last weekend I did a ride in the county...

This last weekend I did a ride in the county where roads are much better than in the city .. my Vittoria Corsa Pro Control 34s were excellent there as well, and also seemed to be just as fast, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,226
Posted By scottfsmith

Hey I thought I would add a report on my new 34mm...

Hey I thought I would add a report on my new 34mm Vittoria Corsa Pro Control tires on my 32mm wide rims (Light Bicycle WR50s). I got them over a week ago but borked my brakes when I was changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,226
Posted By scottfsmith

Same here, excellent tires! I have occasionally...

Same here, excellent tires! I have occasionally had difficulties getting them to seal tubeless, in particular I had to clean off the rims and tire edges of old sealant to get them to re-seat a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-24, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,260
Posted By scottfsmith

The problem is itís not 0% humidity, and all it...

The problem is itís not 0% humidity, and all it takes is a little water for the salt to corrode. My garage right now is 100% humidity thanks to all the snow and then rain we have been having, my...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By scottfsmith

I just had to spend over a week avoiding all bike...

I just had to spend over a week avoiding all bike paths in Baltimore as none were plowed that I found. Usually the snow doesn’t stay around very long so it’s not a big deal. It finally all melted a...
01-28-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,020
Posted By scottfsmith

I had the opposite problem of hills for...

I had the opposite problem of hills for intervals.. I have been trying to be more consistent about staying in Z2 on longer rides but was in the habit of naturally turning hills (of which we have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,773
Posted By scottfsmith

Like many I have been on this slow increase in...

Like many I have been on this slow increase in tire width and slow decrease in pressure. Currently I am running 30mm (31mm actual) GP5000 S TR tubeless at around 50-55psi for my 170lb me+bike...
11-13-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,806
Posted By scottfsmith

This morning was my first below freezing ride...

This morning was my first below freezing ride this fall. It was sunny, the air was crisp, I was dressed just right, it was awesome!

Yes it can also be horrible at times but there are some really...
10-18-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By scottfsmith

In central NC I would just ride with your regular...

In central NC I would just ride with your regular road tires. My climate in Maryland is not too different and that's what I almost always do. I have a gravel wheel set and if it's wet and lots of...
09-18-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,530
Posted By scottfsmith

I also heard about those comments from Jonas...

I also heard about those comments from Jonas somewhere.. it further increases my opinion of him, a real class act. Primoz is more the classic GC rider: me-me-win-me.

Of course we all know that...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By scottfsmith

Cyyyyyyyycle When all my dime dancin' is...

Cyyyyyyyycle
When all my dime dancin' is through
I climb on youuuuuuuu
07-11-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By scottfsmith

The Diverge would definitely grip better in the...

The Diverge would definitely grip better in the rain. I try to remember to drop the tire pressure when it is raining, and that can help a fair amount. The worst problems I have had is when it had...
06-25-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,171
Posted By scottfsmith

Don't be too expectant on quick progress (in...

Don't be too expectant on quick progress (in Spanish, not in biking). I am a similar age and have recently been brushing up on my high school German.. progress is super duper slow, the vocabulary...
06-23-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,583
Posted By scottfsmith

I run a forum which has better spam protection...

I run a forum which has better spam protection than this forum. It uses many clever tricks which of course I won't mention publicly. On top of that if spam gets missed by the automatic filters,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,740
Posted By scottfsmith

The problem with 23mm tires is they always feel...

The problem with 23mm tires is they always feel faster than larger tires, there is more pronounced bump feel at higher pressure and that is also what a road feels like when you are moving faster. But...
05-27-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By scottfsmith

I asked "Please give me some advice on the...

I asked "Please give me some advice on the optimal standing posture on a road bike" to ChatGPT and got back about half of this verbatim. Don't you have something better to do ZukeR?

Here is what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,740
Posted By scottfsmith

Since people are still debating whether 32mm are...

Since people are still debating whether 32mm are worse than 28 as far as overall performance goes I found the study I was not remembering before. It is on this YouTube:
...
05-18-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,077
Posted By scottfsmith

FYI that lube is not considered a particularly...

FYI that lube is not considered a particularly good one any more by the lube experts. Go to

https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/

and look at the table. Smoove or Squirt are good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,740
Posted By scottfsmith

32mm is a great tire width for an endurance bike....

32mm is a great tire width for an endurance bike. The speed penalty is minimal and the ride comfort and handling are much improved. Iím glad to hear they are putting 32mm on new endurance bikes. ...
05-03-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,999
Posted By scottfsmith

Back on the original topic, one way not mentioned...

Back on the original topic, one way not mentioned to set the top of zone 2 (a good benchmark point) is to do a long (say 2-3 hour) consistent effort and if HR doesnít creep up (assuming not...
05-03-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By scottfsmith

I find it really helpful to watch how the best...

I find it really helpful to watch how the best pros that stand a lot do it. Julian Alaphillipe is one of the best to watch as he rides standing more than almost any other top pro. His body is...
04-27-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By scottfsmith

The Netflix trailer is out for TDF series

Looks like it could be good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4HadbaMF8w


Coming June 8th.

I want to watch with my wife, she got in to the Drive to Survive F1 show and now watches F1 races...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,392
Posted By scottfsmith

This is an interesting topic to me as I have also...

This is an interesting topic to me as I have also been thinking of switching to flats on my road bike. I can usually un-clip fine but I have had some close calls in traffic. The problem is on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By scottfsmith

The Gabba is almost a Perfetto: it is a short...

The Gabba is almost a Perfetto: it is a short sleeve Perfetto with no side zippers. So, I would buy whatever size you would buy now in a Perfetto.

I have lots of Castelli gear and always wear one...
Forum: Touring
03-17-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,205
Posted By scottfsmith

Did you consider something with less tread? Such...

Did you consider something with less tread? Such tires will be a lot faster. For example the Terra Hardpack from Conti which comes in 50c. It is designed for hard-packed gravel. It has enough tread...
03-09-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,532
Posted By scottfsmith

I watched a bunch of San Milan videos and in one...

I watched a bunch of San Milan videos and in one he explicitly said that everyone would benefit from mainly Z2 hours including people doing only 4-5 hours a week total training. My vague memory of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,795
Posted By scottfsmith

I do two quick big downshifts (3 gears down each...

I do two quick big downshifts (3 gears down each shift on brifter) whilst slowly but forcefully pedaling. The gears sound like they are going to die but they get over it very soon and I get moving...
02-21-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By scottfsmith

I think you will basically get mobility just for...

I think you will basically get mobility just for the knee with your ROM physical therapy. Mobility training is working on mobility in all parts of the body, not just one part.

I looked around on...
02-16-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By scottfsmith

Anyone who doesnít spend many hours a day sitting...

Anyone who doesnít spend many hours a day sitting can skip this. But I have been very active outside of my job and still have many problems from all the hours of sitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,988
Posted By scottfsmith

This sounds similar to whatís in the Haywire...

This sounds similar to whatís in the Haywire Heart book which is more recent and has a lot more detailÖ itís mainly an issue for ultramarathoner types, not so much for regular riders like most of us.
01-28-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By scottfsmith

Winter shoes is "a bridge too far" for me, I have...

Winter shoes is "a bridge too far" for me, I have way too much specialized bike gear and I feel that will push me over the edge. I am now using double shoe covers, stretchy neoprene ones over heavy...
01-22-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,473
Posted By scottfsmith

Iím recently down to N=1. Itís amazingly nice how...

Iím recently down to N=1. Itís amazingly nice how much room I have in the garage now 😁. My endurance bike does it all good enough for me.
01-22-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,218
Posted By scottfsmith

I misread your original post and thought you had...

I misread your original post and thought you had only a gravel and endurance bike.. with three bikes I would sell two, just keep the endurance bike. Iím an N-1 convert, I sold my race and mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By scottfsmith

Another rider here that is enjoying the Conti...

Another rider here that is enjoying the Conti GP5000 S TR 30c tubeless. I got them right when they came out and had only one flat which sealed well enough. The durability seems fine 2000 miles or so...
01-08-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By scottfsmith

I am hoping these things will hold indefinitely...

I am hoping these things will hold indefinitely without stitches. I did a total of six different repairs with glue only, and they look and feel bomber. I just washed a couple in the washer/dryer...
01-07-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By scottfsmith

Thats impressive, both the quality and the price....

Thats impressive, both the quality and the price. I've been repairing my own clothes for 40 years but if I get a tough one I might try the local dry cleaner who also does repairs.

I'm going...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By scottfsmith

I win!!! 2,065 gallons: ...

I win!!!

2,065 gallons:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/187937206_10215964140256626_7431795761814484478_n_c5750ac188bc856513091c36c6d94daa2def3ef8.jpg
...
01-04-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By scottfsmith

Fixing bike clothes with B-7000 glue

I'm not sure where to post this but it is "fabric mechanics" so will try here. I ripped some nearly-new shoe covers that I paid a lot of $$ for so I decided to fix them. Here is the repair I did:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 83,706
Posted By scottfsmith

Here is some wax that dripped on the floor after...

Here is some wax that dripped on the floor after my latest lube which I scraped off and put in water for a couple hours:

...
12-09-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,963
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm all good recently but I did have to do some...

I'm all good recently but I did have to do some work to get there on all three points.

Handlebars: My hands were going numb but got a bike fit which put the stem closer and higher and now this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 83,706
Posted By scottfsmith

Check out my new experiment of a poor-mans...

Check out my new experiment of a poor-mans version of taking off the chain and agitating it in hot wax. Yes that is Silca SS in the chain cleaner. Spin for a few seconds, let sit for a few minutes...
12-01-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,128
Posted By scottfsmith

Which models? I have the Holbrook Metals (I put...

Which models? I have the Holbrook Metals (I put link above) and the entire lens is prescription. I think most of their other glasses are like this as well.
11-20-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,649
Posted By scottfsmith

To follow up on this I got the Assos RSR Thermo...

To follow up on this I got the Assos RSR Thermo Rain Shell gloves. I am somewhere between medium and large in gloves and the medium was a bit small, it was tight with the thick liner. So I got some...
10-29-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,393
Posted By scottfsmith

We only get a couple weeks of ice so I am biking...

We only get a couple weeks of ice so I am biking most of the winter.. rides are in the afternoon, as opposed to early morning rides in the summer heat. I bought an indoor trainer but only use if...
10-12-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,092
Posted By scottfsmith

I think it is the opposite issue at play here:...

I think it is the opposite issue at play here: some people seem to be stuck on 23mm as the greatest tire since that is what the high quality racing bikes had when they were younger. For a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By scottfsmith

Bike Fit Tuesdays this week is on this topic: ...

Bike Fit Tuesdays this week is on this topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zSd1tjmtRI

There are lots of different potential reasons as this video enumerates.
08-31-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,712
Posted By scottfsmith

You should be able to get one of those thick...

You should be able to get one of those thick plastic drop cloths and just do it inside. Put and old towel on top if you need a margin of safely against it dripping off (e.g. floor is wood). Since the...
08-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,712
Posted By scottfsmith

I do it in my garage which is above freezing. ...

I do it in my garage which is above freezing. The sprayer doesn't put out a whole lot of water, something like a pint is all that is needed so it doesn't make too much of a mess. That option may...
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