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01-18-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Cyclist0108

Conclusions: (1) Possibly imperfect people...

Conclusions:

(1) Possibly imperfect people are still capable of Doing the Right Thing.

(2) BikeIndex.org works remarkably well.

(3) Sleep with your bike and keep your leg wrapped around the...
01-18-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Cyclist0108

I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised. (Bike...

I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised. (Bike on their car, I think that is a Portland police station in the background.)

...
01-18-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Cyclist0108

Well, in fairness (or being smart), he hasn't...

Well, in fairness (or being smart), he hasn't mentioned money one way or the other, and apparently has agreed to drop it off at the police station. If he does all that, I am inclined to suggest a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,917
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've had Di2 since 2014 and it has been...

I've had Di2 since 2014 and it has been absolutely solid. It is true that lithium batteries don't like to be stored empty, but it is extremely reliable in general.

The best course is just to put...
01-18-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Cyclist0108

I read it as sarcasm. (I'm probably far more...

I read it as sarcasm. (I'm probably far more jaded.)
01-18-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think the likelihood that this is legit is...

I think the likelihood that this is legit is basically zero.

My guess is this guy either is, or works with, the original burglar/bike thief. At best, it is someone who purchased stolen goods and...
01-18-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Cyclist0108

It is 8% stretched. You will be fine.

It is 8% stretched. You will be fine.
01-14-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,867
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think this is the essence of it (where "doesn't...

I think this is the essence of it (where "doesn't suck" means "more capable") with respect to road bikes. I think the main issue is whether you are looking at it from the point of view of a...
01-01-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cyclist0108

I replaced my Ultegra 50/34T crankset with a GRX...

I replaced my Ultegra 50/34T crankset with a GRX 46/30T crankset, and that worked fine, despite claims to the contrary (the chainline is 3mm further out, so you need to adjust the limit on the front...
12-16-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By Cyclist0108

Many shifting systems have a trim setting, which...

Many shifting systems have a trim setting, which is like a half-shift in the front. It will move the derailleur slightly to minimize rubbing.
12-15-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,851
Posted By Cyclist0108

A lot of what a customer will be paying for with...

A lot of what a customer will be paying for with hand-built wheels is skill/reputation.

Unless you can compete with folks like these guys

https://novemberbicycles.com

this isn't going to be...
12-13-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Cyclist0108

To answer the "why not?" question, a bolt of the...

To answer the "why not?" question, a bolt of the same radius, etc., made of titanium instead of steel will be significantly weaker. A brake bolt would be low on my list for such a substitution.
12-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,244
Posted By Cyclist0108

Well, if you factor out housing, food and fuel,...

Well, if you factor out housing, food and fuel, inflation doesn't look so bad. This is clearly reflected in the price of cocaine and electronics.

Also, the median (middle) de-emphasizes the...
10-31-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,231
Posted By Cyclist0108

A week might be overkill, but it worked...

A week might be overkill, but it worked flawlessly for me with difficult Rene Herse tires. Didn't even need to use the pressure chamber on the pump.

Their FAQ on the subject:
...
10-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,231
Posted By Cyclist0108

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.
10-28-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,884
Posted By Cyclist0108

Optional: Put a dropper post on it and declare...

Optional: Put a dropper post on it and declare victory. You can ride this happily for the rest of your life.

Default: Declare victory. You can ride this happily for the rest of your life.
10-27-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,353
Posted By Cyclist0108

How many versions of "Why must people insist on...

How many versions of "Why must people insist on doing things in a way that is at variance with how I do things?" can we post in one lifetime?

(I have 3X and 2X but no 1X. But I do recognize there...
10-24-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,680
Posted By Cyclist0108

My wife is experiencing this kind of thing, and...

My wife is experiencing this kind of thing, and what she found is that you need to get an MRI and a competent doctor to figure out what is going on. You should stop riding or at least take it very...
10-24-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By Cyclist0108

One what? A bike? My 650b wheelset...

One what?

A bike?

My 650b wheelset ran me more than that. :o
10-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've been riding gravel for several years with...

I've been riding gravel for several years with 700c x 38mm tires, and just recently acquired a 650b wheelset, and the improvement in handling, as well as the ability to use a bit wider set of tires,...
10-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,778
Posted By Cyclist0108

I have the redshift stem (as well as their...

I have the redshift stem (as well as their seatpost -- got both as a Kickstarter bundle, but the stem arrived well ahead of the seatpost,
fortunately).

The stem is pretty much ideal. The only...
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By Cyclist0108

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than...

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than steel.

Also be worried about the non-lever-side nut. Some are made of aluminum and the threads strip out, with a similar net result.

Finally, you...
10-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,908
Posted By Cyclist0108

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing...

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing wrong with my vision. :(
10-03-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By Cyclist0108

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150...

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150 miler in 97°F heat and 9,000 ft of climbing.
09-25-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By Cyclist0108

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they...

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they caused flatulence.
09-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Cyclist0108

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right...

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right Thing. So, hopefully it will be straightforward.
09-23-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Cyclist0108

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person...

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person tantrum. :rolleyes:
09-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Cyclist0108

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. ...

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. Hopefully this gets resolved. My kid wants to know how much it would cost to upgrade to mechanical shifting. :rolleyes:
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Cyclist0108

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery...

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery is inside the seat tube, so I have no idea if it is getting hot. I suspect it is NOT the battery since they warrantied it and it is still doing the...
08-28-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,454
Posted By Cyclist0108

Thanks. I was afraid of that.

Thanks. I was afraid of that.
08-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,454
Posted By Cyclist0108

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about...

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about this again.



I may have a problem. Although this frame is steel, it is fairly atypical in the way the chain stays are shaped to allow for a 3"...
08-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By Cyclist0108

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic...

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic pads (or vice versa). In general, organic pads are quieter, but metallic pads are slightly better under wet conditions.
08-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cyclist0108

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since...

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since May) and it has been a success. It also appears to be helping her knee (relative to walking, swimming and other stuff). She is also finding riding...
08-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By Cyclist0108

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it. ...

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it.

I was shocked by how much harsher and more fatiguing even a compliant carbon frame was on a rough gravel road.

Rene Herse tires help a lot, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Cyclist0108

@Broctoon...

@Broctoon (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/broctoon-445133.html) gave an outstanding answer, as you note.

One very small additional point I would make is that many so-called "Endurance Road" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,401
Posted By Cyclist0108

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and...

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and here it costs US$150. The chainline is 3mm further out than my Ultegra 50/34, but the Ultegra front derailleur handles it fine. (The GRX mechanical...
08-08-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo...

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo (ground level, unfortunately). (I think the new building code here now requires having two for the 911 people rebuilding.) I have to power the well...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Cyclist0108

All of these, without exception, sound like they...

All of these, without exception, sound like they could be fit issues (and are probably relatively easily addressed by optimizing saddle height, gearing, stem length, handlebar size and positioning,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,401
Posted By Cyclist0108

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM...

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM cassette on my bike with a 46/30T crank, and I am not ashamed to use the lowest gear on >15%.

My rear derailleur is a Shimano Ultegra Di2 officially...
08-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Cyclist0108

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By Cyclist0108

The problem is the poll question comes up first,...

The problem is the poll question comes up first, out of context. I voted for the second option, and then read the OP, and realized I didn't answer the question you asked. (I ride XTR trail pedals,...
05-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a...

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a sweatbox idea was a bit sketchy to begin with, especially in flu season. I don't see the risks ever being lowered even to this point again in my...
05-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cyclist0108

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is...

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is part of what I teach (but only the chemistry aspect -- nothing about the practicalities of how much to charge up a battery).

Edit: sorry, I am being...
05-05-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if...

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if you left.

I agree, some of the so-called moderators work hand-in-hand with the bullies and trolls.

When they appear to officially enable...
05-04-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cyclist0108

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo"...

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo" mode in a 6 mile loop near where we live. About 700ft of climbing. It felt like it was trying to take off from under me. I arrived home not having...
05-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Cyclist0108

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur...

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur moves to take up the slack (or to provide it).

In general, rear shifting works better, so it is preferred. Also, you can get much smaller increments...
05-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 993,139
Posted By Cyclist0108

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 (stock photo)...
05-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cyclist0108

Stupid e-bike questions

My wife just got a Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 Electric Bike (https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/188932/cannondale-synapse-neo-1-electric-bike) (2020 closeout deal at REI). The assembly at REI was...
05-03-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Cyclist0108

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face...

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face protection. Skin cancer is much more of a frustrating setback.
04-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By Cyclist0108

Front page of today's SF Chronicle: ...

Front page of today's SF Chronicle: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/article/After-legendary-Bay-Area-bicyclist-dies-in-car-16136865.php
...
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