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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 13,483
Posted By Litespud

I've been waxing for a number of years. A $13...

I've been waxing for a number of years. A $13 small crockpot lives in the garage. I fashioned an Al "basket" that keeps the chain off the accumulated crud on the bottom. I buy a cassette and 3 chains...
08-23-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,567
Posted By Litespud

I used to never lock my car, because (i) it's a...

I used to never lock my car, because (i) it's a rusty slow-as-balls 20-year-old Subaru, (ii) it's a stick-shift, and (iii) I never left anything worth stealing in it - hell, the stock stereo still...
08-22-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,104
Posted By Litespud

Crosstraining 👍

Crosstraining 👍
08-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,118
Posted By Litespud

I got some decals with my name in yellow to match...

I got some decals with my name in yellow to match the general color theme of the bike, and my national flag - got them from VeloInk, IIRC - something like $10 for a sheet of 10 decals.
...
08-12-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By Litespud

Amazon has a bunch of stands from <$100, in...

Amazon has a bunch of stands from <$100, in clouding a number of Park stands in the $200s. Park stands are pretty much the standard. Consider also what kind of stand you want - the clamp style that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By Litespud

if this incident is being handled by the drivers...

if this incident is being handled by the drivers insurance (as it sounds like it should be), then I’d be prepared to write the frame off. A front impact sufficient to trash the front wheel could’ve...
08-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,583
Posted By Litespud

The one moving/one stationary pad design of many...

The one moving/one stationary pad design of many mechanical calipers doesn't automatically make them bad. For example, the Avid BB-7 is a pretty decent mech. system with one moving piston - I had...
08-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,875
Posted By Litespud

In NC, cars are required to give me at least 4 ft...

In NC, cars are required to give me at least 4 ft when they pass, but they are allowed to cross the double-yellow as long as it's safe to do so. If they choose to pass me, say, on a blind corner or...
08-07-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By Litespud

myself and a friend were out for spin when a...

myself and a friend were out for spin when a squirrel ran out in front of us. I’m well familiar with the pic in the OP, so I brake. Squirrel passes in front of me and leaps through my friends rear...
08-07-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,682
Posted By Litespud

I use a sprintTech bar end mirror on the left -...

I use a sprintTech bar end mirror on the left - wouldn’t ride without it. I recently started using a Garmin Varia radar, which is really impressive. I think the rear view mirror remains useful - the...
08-05-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,527
Posted By Litespud

so is the owner picking up the tab for your...

so is the owner picking up the tab for your trashed rim, or are you paying for his negligence? If the latter, this is some ********
08-03-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Litespud

JB Weld will be a cosmetic repair, but go for it...

JB Weld will be a cosmetic repair, but go for it - I would just ignore the grooves and remember to properly route the chain next time. Not really sure what this tab does anyway, apart from possibly...
08-02-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,352
Posted By Litespud

"But I was in the right!!" - always looks good on...

"But I was in the right!!" - always looks good on a headstone. Suck it up - you're on a bicycle surrounded by cars
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,938
Posted By Litespud

we really need to address the mental health...

we really need to address the mental health crisis in this country.....:wtf:
07-26-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,409
Posted By Litespud

but then we would’ve missed the comment about how...

but then we would’ve missed the comment about how 10sp is probably as high as we can go within the limits of a 130mm dropout width, otherwise someone would’ve done 11sp by now. And that was only 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,004
Posted By Litespud

I would. Other posters have pointed out that the...

I would. Other posters have pointed out that the precision fabrication of Ti addresses the less precise fabrication of CF that results in many of the problems associated with press-fit BBs. However,...
07-19-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,887
Posted By Litespud

or use Campag hubs which allow the bearing...

or use Campag hubs which allow the bearing preload to be set while the wheel is clamped into the frame
07-19-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,683
Posted By Litespud

unless they built an Al replica of your...

unless they built an Al replica of your previously steel car, it’s likely that many other design and material factors are at work here. Anyway, no car is “all-aluminum” or “all-steel” - they’re a...
07-18-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,093
Posted By Litespud

put wet lube on it and ride it for ~10 miles....

put wet lube on it and ride it for ~10 miles. It’ll look plenty black
07-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Litespud

YouTube has NBC highlights of each stage (usually...

YouTube has NBC highlights of each stage (usually 20-30 min). The Stage 11 recap is ~1 hr. Just search YouTube under “tour de France 2022 stage x”
07-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Litespud

I alternate rowing with cycling (I do most of my...

I alternate rowing with cycling (I do most of my rowing in the winter - the erg is in the garage - no A/C). I bought a Concept 2 Model C in 1997, and with well over 30 million meters in, one overhaul...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,208
Posted By Litespud

try to pack and secure stuff as though a couple...

try to pack and secure stuff as though a couple of inquisitive gorillas are going to root through it. I’ve heard nightmare tales of TSA either unable or couldn’t be arsed to close up a hard case, so...
07-12-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,459
Posted By Litespud

good luck getting the wrench to admit...

good luck getting the wrench to admit responsibility. This is why it’s worth learning to do your own bike maintenance if you can - bikes (at least for now) are pretty simple machines and there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By Litespud

UAE bike problems Stage 7

As I understand it, Colnago are developing the successor to the V3RS - a frame too new to have an official number, it’s simply called the “Prototipo”. Apparently they decided to do some in-the-field...
07-07-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,380
Posted By Litespud

Suggested future topics: 1 "I want to put my...

Suggested future topics:
1 "I want to put my bar tape in the washing machine. If it shrinks, should I look for narrower bars or can I cut a few inches off my current bars?"
2 "I want to whittle a...
07-05-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,757
Posted By Litespud

in addition, a couple of nitrile gloves and a...

in addition, a couple of nitrile gloves and a small Swiss army knife
07-03-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,767
Posted By Litespud

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? ...

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? Tape is a wear item - buy a $10 roll, replace it every few months, you’ll be an expert after a few rolls
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 774
Posted By Litespud

disks are the future - rim brakes and wheels...

disks are the future - rim brakes and wheels aren’t going to disappear any time soon, but I imagine the selection of parts will start to contract, so when you go to replace/upgrade parts, you’ll have...
06-28-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Litespud

absolutely - I don’t do well in the heat. Any...

absolutely - I don’t do well in the heat. Any breeze - even a headwind, within reason - is a benefit if I’m suffering
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By Litespud

There was a recent GCN video where the guy...

There was a recent GCN video where the guy compared rolling resistance of butyl, latex and TPU tubes in a super-cheap tire vs a premium (GP5k, IIRC) tire. The experiment comprised riding on a "smart...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Litespud

They're your nuts.....

They're your nuts.....
06-21-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Litespud

I’ve cut a few carbon steerers with a regular...

I’ve cut a few carbon steerers with a regular hacksaw blade. I use a new blade for the purpose and wet everything down at start and during to reduce dust. Let blade do the cutting and don’t lean on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,209
Posted By Litespud

if various sources of online blather are to be...

if various sources of online blather are to be believed, Campag are due an upgrade (SR EPS is 4 years old, I think), so maybe 13 sp road, some form of wireless, EPS dipping down into Chorus, or some...
06-18-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Litespud

no you don’t need rim tape, which is used in a...

no you don’t need rim tape, which is used in a regular wheel to stop the inner tube protruding into the spoke holes. I use a ~2” piece of rim tape spanning the valve hole (with the requisite hole in...
06-14-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,440
Posted By Litespud

I was pretty skeptical about the need for a...

I was pretty skeptical about the need for a Varia, but I wanted a decent rear flasher that lasted more than the 4 hours I was getting from my current flashers. I already had a Garmin 530 head unit....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,315
Posted By Litespud

If I was attempting to repair this, I might slip...

If I was attempting to repair this, I might slip an appropriately sized piece of metal bar or tube into the break, then solder
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Litespud

and the point of all this.....what now? :foo:

and the point of all this.....what now? :foo:
05-30-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,965
Posted By Litespud

you’re killing me - I have retirement in my...

you’re killing me - I have retirement in my sights, but I’ll have to wait another ~3 years until the last of the spawn are out of college. Some time after that, I want to be known as “the skinny old...
05-25-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,336
Posted By Litespud

Your gearing is sequential - that's just then way...

Your gearing is sequential - that's just then way the drivetrain is designed. However, you don't have to wait until the very top of a climb to start shifting to higher gears - as the climb starts to...
05-25-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,215
Posted By Litespud

You could say the same about almost anything...

You could say the same about almost anything cycling-related beyond a plain steel single-speed bike with a coaster brake, yet here we are with our crazy jewelry :rolleyes:
05-22-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Litespud

the invoice might be referring to a 31.6mm seat...

the invoice might be referring to a 31.6mm seat post clamp - rather than the seatpost itself. If the post was measured at 27.2mm, then that's it
05-22-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By Litespud

yes, they are interesting in a quirky way -...

yes, they are interesting in a quirky way - however the radial-laced wide-flange front hub in the first pic looks like one good pothole away from catastrophic failure. That would be interesting.....
05-22-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By Litespud

45mph on a tricycle…..🤔 Nope

45mph on a tricycle…..🤔 Nope
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,827
Posted By Litespud

it’s a fair criticism if the thing isn’t fit for...

it’s a fair criticism if the thing isn’t fit for service (ie incapable of recording a 2-hour ride) out of the box. It’d be no different than if you found that the rubber bands had to be purchased...
05-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,566
Posted By Litespud

a bathroom scale won’t give you the accuracy you...

a bathroom scale won’t give you the accuracy you need. I use a 2x4 jutting out from a workbench (some weight on the inner end to stop it tipping). Small digital kitchen scale (10 kg capacity) sitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20,544
Views: 4,813,462
Posted By Litespud

a garmin varia radar - I bought it initially for...

a garmin varia radar - I bought it initially for the long-lasting strobe, figuring that knowing when a car was behind me was was a bonus, but this thing is amazing. Not only does it alert to a car...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Litespud

how old is your phone? More than a few years old,...

how old is your phone? More than a few years old, the battery starts losing its mojo and the drop from 100% to 10% becomes precipitous. I run strava on my iPhone 6 - running an aftermarket battery,...
04-12-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,207
Posted By Litespud

oh boy…🙄

oh boy…🙄
04-11-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,628
Posted By Litespud

in my experience, dogs like beer. Back when I was...

in my experience, dogs like beer. Back when I was a yoot’ in a less enlightened time, my best friends family had an Irish Wolfhound - big as a pony, dumb as a brick. That dog loved beer, and I...
04-09-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,205
Posted By Litespud

I run 3 waxed chains in rotation, running each...

I run 3 waxed chains in rotation, running each ~300 miles before swapping out. The only thing that interrupts this is a good soaking. If I leave the wet chain on it’ll have rust spots by the next...
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