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10-20-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By HTupolev

I don't use it personally*, but I have several...

I don't use it personally*, but I have several friends who use a 16-tooth or 17-tooth front difference with an RX400 or RX810 rear derailleur and an 11-40 or 11-42 cassette. It's a common approach in...
10-11-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,151
Posted By HTupolev

Why are your non-cycling shorts so short?

Why are your non-cycling shorts so short?
10-04-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By HTupolev

Some people are alarmingly oblivious to the...

Some people are alarmingly oblivious to the agonized desperate cries from their bicycles, but no, it's not just you. I think most people would frame it the other way, though: a smooth-running bicycle...
09-13-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,468
Posted By HTupolev

Only if you keep Strava running the whole time.

Only if you keep Strava running the whole time.
08-21-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By HTupolev

If you're specifically looking for knobbies,...

If you're specifically looking for knobbies, there really aren't a lot of options. CX tubulars are a pretty niche market, and 33mm is the norm. You might look at FMB: some of their CX knobbies are...
08-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,989
Posted By HTupolev

Somewhat, although it's unlikely to shift as well...

Somewhat, although it's unlikely to shift as well as the 812 in that case. I actually know a guy who was using an 11-46 cassette with the 810 on a 2x drivetrain, but it was really straining the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By HTupolev

Rene Herse slicks with the Extralight casing.

Rene Herse slicks with the Extralight casing.
07-31-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By HTupolev

Panaracer is a tire manufacturer, and Soma's...

Panaracer is a tire manufacturer, and Soma's tires (and many other small brands) are manufactured by Panaracer. They are not rebranded Chaoyang tires.


I combed through their catalog, and it...
07-28-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By HTupolev

This isn't a Walmart bike, and hookless was the...

This isn't a Walmart bike, and hookless was the clincher norm for a very long time until hooks started to take over during the 1970s.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By HTupolev

If you're expecting the narrow option to preclude...

If you're expecting the narrow option to preclude comfortable pressure choice on the roads you'll be riding, the wider choice may well be faster.
07-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,009
Posted By HTupolev

Not sure I'd agree there. There are a number of...

Not sure I'd agree there. There are a number of choices that are *fine*, but they're neither superlight nor particularly aerodynamic. And truly new designs are very thin: there are only a couple...
07-15-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,609
Posted By HTupolev

No they don't. Typical TT bike fits increase...

No they don't. Typical TT bike fits increase tolerable lowness by rotating the whole rider forward, including putting the saddle much farther forward than on a road fit for the same rider. One major...
07-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,009
Posted By HTupolev

Starting from an old MTB is usually driven by...

Starting from an old MTB is usually driven by convenience and/or economy. They're used because they can often be found cheap, are versatile as a base to built from, and often already have a lot of...
07-08-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By HTupolev

Given that the OP has a >300W FTP, they probably...

Given that the OP has a >300W FTP, they probably will miss the top-end if this is being used in a mixed-surface capacity. There's even a fair chance that they have use for another gear or two higher....
07-07-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,077
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on how big the performance difference is,...

Depends on how big the performance difference is, what your setup is like, the particular geometry of the hybrid, and what sort of fit the rider would require from a performance-oriented build.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,190
Posted By HTupolev

Seypat's comment about "big cogs", plus the...

Seypat's comment about "big cogs", plus the reference to weight, made it sound like they were referring to what their bottom-end gears were worth on a climb.


Yeah, the comment referred to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By HTupolev

When there's something wrong with them that's not...

When there's something wrong with them that's not convenient to deal with.

A couple years ago, the soles on my MTB shoes started separating from the main body of the shoe. So I reattached them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,190
Posted By HTupolev

It makes sense as a very rough approximation...

It makes sense as a very rough approximation across some common road cassette sizes.

200 pounds, plus say 20 pounds of bicycle, means that a ten pound difference is something like 230 vs 220....
07-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,380
Posted By HTupolev

What are you talking about? I didn't "infer"...

What are you talking about? I didn't "infer" anything. Larry was directly objecting to icemilkcoffee's claim that TdF riders were going bigger than 23s:

​​​​​​This isn't true, you cant trust...
07-06-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,380
Posted By HTupolev

Their equipment is visible in plain sight. You're...

Their equipment is visible in plain sight. You're claiming that commentators, support staff, racers, and basically the entire French public are part of a conspiracy being controlled by, I guess,...
07-06-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,380
Posted By HTupolev

If you want hearing protection, use hearing...

If you want hearing protection, use hearing protection. Earplugs are widely-available and cheap.

Make sure you're putting a bit of air in your tubes before seating the tire, and make sure the...
07-03-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,034
Posted By HTupolev

That's because early mountain bikes were based on...

That's because early mountain bikes were based on mid-century cruisers. Cruisers tend to have very long chainstays because the upright postures put the rider's center of mass really far back.
...
06-28-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,609
Posted By HTupolev

Torx are substantially less prone to...

Torx are substantially less prone to stripping/rounding out than allen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By HTupolev

I have a hard time believing that. Do you have...

I have a hard time believing that. Do you have photos of latex tubes herniating out of a fully-intact sidewall? Totally excluding rubber from the sidewalls is about as porous as it gets, and yet,...
06-24-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,609
Posted By HTupolev

Eh, depends. There's significantly less...

Eh, depends.

There's significantly less intrinsic disadvantage to old road bikes than most cyclists imagine. Aerodynamically they do generally take a hit to a modern aero-oriented build, and of...
06-23-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By HTupolev

Long front-center is primarily about keeping the...

Long front-center is primarily about keeping the rider behind the front wheel, i.e. stability in the fore-aft direction.


Depends on what "multisurface" means.
06-23-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By HTupolev

The small-small method gives the max amount of...

The small-small method gives the max amount of chain if the chain wrap is adequate. If not, and you size with the big-big method, the drivetrain will have enough chain that it's overly slack in...
06-21-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,556
Posted By HTupolev

If there's some particular gear you want...

If there's some particular gear you want indicated for some purpose, you could certainly mark an alignment line to serve this purpose. Just draw the line between the shifter body and the shifter grip...
06-09-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,062
Posted By HTupolev

After you account for the fact that larger wheels...

After you account for the fact that larger wheels rotate slower at a given bicycle speed, rotational kinetic energy for a given bicycle speed is double for mass at the rim than the same mass on the...
06-09-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,062
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, but inertia works both ways. A heavier rim...

Yes, but inertia works both ways. A heavier rim that resists acceleration also resists deceleration.
06-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the frameset and the brakes. You're in...

Depends on the frameset and the brakes. You're in a better position to know this than we are since you have the bicycle on hand. If not, Paul Motolites will likely work as a solution, albeit a pricey...
06-07-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,062
Posted By HTupolev

1-Friction forces between a typical sealed road...

1-Friction forces between a typical sealed road surface and a tire are substantially more proportional to total normal force than to contact area. A small contact area mostly just makes the friction...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By HTupolev

I don't get the impression that the photo was...

I don't get the impression that the photo was taken during the race.
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,516
Posted By HTupolev

It's certainly possible to do lighter touring...

It's certainly possible to do lighter touring builds, but it's not atypically heavy.


No, but I don't think that it makes sense to worry about overall weight in lieu of individual choices.
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06-05-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By HTupolev

If you're getting sidewall cuts, the solution...

If you're getting sidewall cuts, the solution will probably be to go wider and/our tougher. Paselas are not built with beefy sidewalls.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By HTupolev

What "ride benefits" do you expect tubeless to...

What "ride benefits" do you expect tubeless to offer compared with supple low-hysteresis inner tubes? Are you currently inflating your road tires harder-than-optimal because of the tubed setup?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,770
Posted By HTupolev

That's not a very useful way to frame the size of...

That's not a very useful way to frame the size of a gearing jump. 40gi-to-48gi and 80gi-to-88gi are both jumps of 8gi, but the former will have twice the impact on cadence and torque because it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By HTupolev

He's right. Prior to 2015, Shimano 10-speed road...

He's right. Prior to 2015, Shimano 10-speed road rear derailleurs used the same actuation as 8/9-speed (road and mountain) rear derailleurs. Since you have a pre-2015 10-speed road drivetrain, an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By HTupolev

Even touring bikes can lose stability when...

Even touring bikes can lose stability when rear-heavy. They're usually better at dealing with it than non-touring bikes with otherwise-similar construction, but it's a poor situation to begin with....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,610
Posted By HTupolev

I wasn't disagreeing with what you wrote. I was...

I wasn't disagreeing with what you wrote. I was criticizing some of the arguments that get made against significant front-rear pressure differences.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 01:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,173
Posted By HTupolev

You wouldn't be the first person to strap aero...

You wouldn't be the first person to strap aero bars on them, but they don't have a TT/Tri-oriented geometry. Depending on your required fit, it may be challenging or impossible to get the saddle far...
05-17-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By HTupolev

That's contrary to my experience. The issue is...

That's contrary to my experience. The issue is even seating: the symptom of loose bead seat fit is that it's harder to get tires to mount without twists or hops.


On rims of what type and age?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By HTupolev

Draft has a diminished impact when you're going...

Draft has a diminished impact when you're going slow up steep gradients, but being able to draft effectively on the flats has a huge effect on recovering and staying fresh for the hills.

Also, I'm...
05-15-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By HTupolev

Why? In my experience, one nearly always...

Why?

In my experience, one nearly always wants rim tape under the tire's bead. Most rims are dimensioned for it, and can suffer from sloppy tire fitment otherwise. Tape that only covers the middle...
Replies: 42
Views: 2,707
Posted By HTupolev

[/b] It's hard to guess without testing, but...

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It's hard to guess without testing, but none of the tires that you're bringing up are designed to put much emphasis on paved performance.


If your knobbies are worn bald, it might not be a...
05-08-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,584
Posted By HTupolev

What are you comparing with what? Under many...

What are you comparing with what? Under many circumstances, it's true that the total aerodynamic drag on a bike+rider system is far higher than the rolling resistance. But aerodynamic drag happens...
05-03-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By HTupolev

The RD-RX812 is rated for large cogs because it's...

The RD-RX812 is rated for large cogs because it's targeted at 1x applications, not because it's intended for wider-range drivetrains than the RD-RX810.

I know a number of people who use RD-RX400...
Replies: 42
Views: 2,707
Posted By HTupolev

Within the range of common wheel sizes, wheel...

Within the range of common wheel sizes, wheel diameter really doesn't have a large effect on performance on pavement. At least not directly: availability of performance-oriented equipment is a...
04-30-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,495
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not sure that that can be well-characterized...

I'm not sure that that can be well-characterized as an "origin." The Cambio Corsa was a rare example of a derailleur that required a horizontal dropout, but it's not where horizontal dropouts...
04-30-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,495
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. It also offers versatility, allowing a frame...

Yes. It also offers versatility, allowing a frame to be readily used without any chain tensioners: this allows fixed gear, and also means that nothing kludgy needs to happen to support other...
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