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05-24-24, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By base2

Oh, how the art of humor is so lost in the age...

Oh, how the art of humor is so lost in the age of the Internet.
05-24-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 390,896
Posted By base2

***All conversation stops, room gets quiet*** ...

***All conversation stops, room gets quiet***

Ha! Just kidding.
The gist of it is more tire volume helps with a smoother ride over rougher terrain. Because of various geometry limitations of...
05-21-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 390,896
Posted By base2

This is what I love about this forum. I had to...

This is what I love about this forum. I had to Google image search until how this thing worked until I understood it fit inside the fork crown from the underside and suspended from the brake bolt. I...
05-20-24, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By base2

AI is a bodge. It has it's uses for research of...

AI is a bodge. It has it's uses for research of datasets and making observations that no human is ever to live long enough to discover. But for what we do here, being used as a replacement for human...
05-17-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 952
Posted By base2

What I am meaning is a narrow rim with a small...

What I am meaning is a narrow rim with a small tire is going to be very "buzzy." All that vibration is energy lost that is not going forward in the direction of travel. True, that tires make a huge...
05-16-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By base2

FBinNY You can also effect the same result with...

FBinNY You can also effect the same result with the box end of an appropriately sized combination wrench. It will work like the catch of a screen door mechanism against the tight bend of the...
05-16-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 952
Posted By base2

What makes a good wheel is little more than...

What makes a good wheel is little more than enough spokes to do the job reliably. When properly adjusted a virtuous wheel will be round, true, with even & equal spoke tension, and strike a good use...
05-16-24, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By base2

Because the next better thing exists, that's the...

Because the next better thing exists, that's the thing that must be used.
05-15-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By base2

It has to do with transferring the torque from...

It has to do with transferring the torque from the free hub through the freewheel mechanism to the hub shell whereby the torque tensions the trailing spokes causing wheel rotation.

Under a...
05-14-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By base2

Parts and materials cost are one thing that's...

Parts and materials cost are one thing that's deceptively easy to calculate. Especially if you discount labor or unscheduled repair. What's the going rate for a derailleur and hanger that got wrapped...
05-13-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By base2

Once again a costly and unnecessary technology...

Once again a costly and unnecessary technology forced into existence at (eventually) everybodys expense base on the faulty premise that cars must be driven like fighter jets by people of average...
05-12-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By base2

Extralite, Tune, Enve, Chris King, Bitex,...

Extralite, Tune, Enve, Chris King, Bitex, Carbon-Ti There is no shortage of nice hubs out there.

I like Extralite. I have several. Massively cheaper than DT and their heaviest hubs are lighter...
05-12-24, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By base2

79pmooney Everyone has to find what works for...

79pmooney Everyone has to find what works for them. General "rule-of-thumb" starting points are just that, starting points. The human body is quite adaptable. After a lifetime of doing it "wrong" I...
05-11-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,003
Posted By base2

https://www.gevenalle.com/shifters/

https://www.gevenalle.com/shifters/
05-11-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By base2

Ideally your saddle position should be such that...

Ideally your saddle position should be such that you can take your hands off the handlebars and neither fall forward nor backwards. Back pain can be caused by a number of things depending on the...
05-11-24, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By base2

Only you can judge if you think $175 US is "worth...

Only you can judge if you think $175 US is "worth it."
For me, I'd compare it to the price derived from a fancy 2 person meal at a restaurant. It's really not all that hard to top $100 on a pair of...
Forum: Touring
05-11-24, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By base2

The case finally arrived by way of 2 days in...

The case finally arrived by way of 2 days in Latvia, a day in Tempere, a day with a courier, and finally a half day with the concierge. It is missing a strap & another is loose. That's ok. I brought...
05-05-24, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,577
Posted By base2

Mostly I was just funnin' I know there is no...

Mostly I was just funnin'
I know there is no shortage of amazing bikes within the confines set by the OP.
Part of the challenge for me is so many bikes are so good now, narrowing it down to only 4...
05-04-24, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,175
Posted By base2

At issue here is not that bicycles are dangerous....

At issue here is not that bicycles are dangerous. The parents are wrong.

Cars are dangerous.
Cars are dangerous because of how they're driven.
Cars are driven the way they are because our...
05-02-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,169
Posted By base2

I think the none of this is a good idea. ...

I think the none of this is a good idea.

Anecdote time:
I once met a guy on a group ride with a Cervelo set up with minimal clearance just as the OP. The tires rubbed everytime he layed power...
05-02-24, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By base2

You mean something like this? ...

You mean something like this?

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Whose to say...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By base2

There are 2 schools of thought. One being tougher...

There are 2 schools of thought. One being tougher tires, tougher tubes, liners between tire & tube, etc, etc...That school would have you believe that a setup that rolls as good as inflated garden...
04-23-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By base2

Actually it is 80, 100, or 120 depending on...

Actually it is 80, 100, or 120 depending on internal spacer stack up. That's one of the cool things about this fork. It can be retro fitted to older bikes that may have only had 60 or 80mm of travel...
Forum: Touring
04-21-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,290
Posted By base2

Ummm... You are currently carrying water in the...

Ummm...
You are currently carrying water in the triangle.
Because sometimes people don't want their cargo human mounted.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,106
Posted By base2

Trust is a funny thing. When it comes to...

Trust is a funny thing. When it comes to weight-weenie or niche, specialty components specifically, I'm inclined to trust any EU component made moreso than an Asian equivalent simply because I...
Forum: Touring
04-20-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,290
Posted By base2

3 & 4 liter frame mounted water tanks. ...

3 & 4 liter frame mounted water tanks. (https://adventurehydration.com/)

140 ounces, mounted low and centerally located.
A life saver for remote travel in hot & dry desert climes.

Recommended.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-24, 06:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,106
Posted By base2

The big danger of doing the weight-weenie drug is...

The big danger of doing the weight-weenie drug is the next fix is always a lighter component and it's only a few dollars more. Only then will the bike be light enough. ;)

Here are a few things...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-24, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,055
Posted By base2

Sage advice from someone here on BF: "You sit on...

Sage advice from someone here on BF: "You sit on a seat, You straddle a saddle."

Saddles are not chairs. They are not intended to be super luxuriously comfortable; Merely "not uncomfortable." They...
04-12-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,587
Posted By base2

^^^^^^ Gawd, I hate that shirt. I only ever see...

^^^^^^
Gawd, I hate that shirt. I only ever see it worn by a large white men who think they found a shortcut to fitness or cool and has the arrogant attitude to match. It's their way of: "Stickin'...
04-09-24, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By base2

Time to break out the Platinum Card

I wonder how much faster these guys would go if only they ran tubulars & paid attention to grams instead like true professional racers. :rolleyes:

I'm just going to drop this right here....
04-07-24, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By base2

I started today at Lake Diablo lookout, Just a...

I started today at Lake Diablo lookout, Just a short distance to the closure gate. The snow is on the road and no longer passable at mile post 153. All told 43 miles with 3235 feet elevation.
...
04-07-24, 09:05 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,846
Posted By base2

There is no reason that a headset or seatpost...

There is no reason that a headset or seatpost must be proprietary. It's just that some are. There is an entire ISO number system defining the various attributes a headset conforms to. Just specify...
04-06-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,846
Posted By base2

I don't have a dog in this fight so please excuse...

I don't have a dog in this fight so please excuse if I am speaking out of turn...

To the headset thing. Tapered headsets in all their varieties, including just plain bigger upper/lowers allow for...
04-04-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By base2

Alfine 8 speed comes in a coaster brake variant. ...

Alfine 8 speed comes in a coaster brake variant.
If you are looking for hand brakes, any of the Nexus/Alfine IGH's also come in varieties that support roller brakes.

Roller brakes on a bike such...
04-04-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By base2

You can't polish anodized aluminum. It just...

You can't polish anodized aluminum. It just doesn't work. To polish, you'll need to strip the anodizing off back down to raw untreated metal. From there, go to town with your favorite wax based...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-24, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,385
Posted By base2

If candle wax is better and cheaper than oil,...

If candle wax is better and cheaper than oil, What's your point? I think you've missed the point. Candles are basically free and yield longer component lifespans than oil if properly attended to..
...
04-02-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By base2

Well, we do have this quoted from the article...

Well, we do have this quoted from the article itself:



It sounds to me that they are in violation according to El Salvadoran law. Considering the other companies that contract with the factory...
04-01-24, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By base2

I'm not really sure if it was 8 miles beyond or...

I'm not really sure if it was 8 miles beyond or not. That sounds about right? In all honesty, I was riding by time not mileage to ensure I got back to Internet in time for a scheduled Zoom meeting.
...
04-01-24, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By base2

Here is my Gary Fisher 26 inch drop bar...

Here is my Gary Fisher 26 inch drop bar conversion. The frame has a 61cm virtual top tube so getting the bars in the right place was a challenge. Riser bars in 46cm width and relatively short...
03-29-24, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By base2

Highway 20 2024 first ride report.

I had to cut the ride short so I could get back to town for an online meeting so I didn't get to the snow like I had originally planned.

However, if you want to inspect the snow clearing operation...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By base2

Thanks. I had it made especially just for me....

Thanks. I had it made especially just for me. It's very versatile and I have yet to find a thing it doesn't do well. Originally I had it configured with skinny road tires and tall road gearing. Then...
03-28-24, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By base2

I've never known any of the Nexus 7, 8, or Alfine...

I've never known any of the Nexus 7, 8, or Alfine 8 speed hubs to have excess drag that affected real world performance in any meaningful way. Most of the drag, as far as I can tell, is simply the...
03-27-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By base2

So stopping in the middle of a path, in the way...

So stopping in the middle of a path, in the way of all other users, becoming an obstacle/hazard to everyone else who has an equal right to safe and unimpeded travel is ok? No. It's the height of...
03-27-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By base2

You could make yourself some toast. It's like a...

You could make yourself some toast. It's like a sandwich but not. It's content free; Like this thread.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By base2

I don't lock. I bring my bike in and set it in my...

I don't lock. I bring my bike in and set it in my cubical.

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My...
03-25-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By base2

Could it be that doing a daily physical...

Could it be that doing a daily physical recreational activity is what actually helps with Alzheimers? I mean, if that is your daily activity, then good on ya! I could only hope to be so "active" when...
03-22-24, 11:43 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,846
Posted By base2

That bike has a maximum permissable weight limit...

That bike has a maximum permissable weight limit of 200 pounds, or 90 kilos. Though you can color me impressed with SRAM Red 22 and Tune hubs/wheels being OEM equipment. The cost? £11,000 2014...
03-17-24, 08:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,119
Posted By base2

Well, that is the reputation you built for...

Well, that is the reputation you built for yourself.

FWIW. 'bents are superior for racing because of aerodynamics. That is why the rules prohibiting them exist. It was you who even posted a video...
03-17-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,119
Posted By base2

It has nothing to do with the bike you ride. You...

It has nothing to do with the bike you ride. You had/have a history of every single post touting the superiority of a recumbent for all uses in all situations as the superior vehicle for all persons....
03-15-24, 10:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,119
Posted By base2

So you went to Minnesota and got screwed? ;)

So you went to Minnesota and got screwed? ;)
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