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12-01-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By chaadster

The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro...

The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro was used in outer space two decades before that, flying on Gemini missions. Why did it take more than 20 years after that for cyclists to figure out...
11-19-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By chaadster

No cotton was a pre-req for me, too, and another...

No cotton was a pre-req for me, too, and another reason I chose the ones I did. And yes, the sock heights are taller than Iíd prefer and make suiting up a little more, um, particular. But not...
11-19-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By chaadster

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rechargeable-Batte...

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rechargeable-Battery-Heating-Arthritis/dp/B07VFQRK1L/ref=pd_aw_ci_mcx_mh_mcx_views_0?pd_rd_w=bFHfj&content-id=amzn1.sym.836b88fd-9922-4605-b8f0-a271d32ef477&pf_rd_p=836...
11-16-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,965
Posted By chaadster

Anyone else receive their Jack the Bike Rack?!

My ďday of fulfillmentĒ has arrived, after many months of anticipation of this Indiegogo project. I eagerly opened it, checked it out, and mounted it up on my Tern Rally. I have a few thoughts to...
11-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,572
Posted By chaadster

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a...

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a seam since I donít feel it, but yeah, I looked and they do! I can barely notice it feeling for it with my fingers, and they call it ďno-feel,Ē but itís...
11-14-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,572
Posted By chaadster

Have you looked at Smartwool, and DeFeet? I have...

Have you looked at Smartwool, and DeFeet? I have woolies from all three and like them, winter models, but they make thin ones, too. I had thin Capo woolies, but it appears they don’t make them...
11-08-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By chaadster

Both Litespeed and Seven are among the biggest Ti...

Both Litespeed and Seven are among the biggest Ti brands in the country, and probably kick out similar quantities of bikes, which Iíd guess at around 3k/year. I dunno, but between them, Lynskey and...
11-06-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By chaadster

In my experience with Bon Jons and Herse tires...

In my experience with Bon Jons and Herse tires generally, the problem with running them tubeless, as Polaris OBark said, is the flimsy, er, supple sidewall which is both hard to seal and to keep...
11-02-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By chaadster

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11-01-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,381
Posted By chaadster

The only cycling YouTube channel I really love is...

The only cycling YouTube channel I really love is Sam Pilgrim’s!

I’ll watch most of the others already mentioned occasionally, but I check in on Pilgrim regularly, even though his riding is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,447
Posted By chaadster

I know what you think weíre talking about, of...

I know what you think weíre talking about, of course, but thatís not an answer to my questions, because regardless of whether a chain is authentic Shimano or not, the possibility of failure exists,...
10-29-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,893
Posted By chaadster

yeah, a few seconds of sanding the pads and that...

yeah, a few seconds of sanding the pads and that was that for me!

Do it face down on sandpaper on a flat surface to keep the pad face level, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,447
Posted By chaadster

High-volume, domestic, and “established sellers”...

High-volume, domestic, and “established sellers” don’t have anything to do with product authenticity, and most likely just buy their crap off Alibaba by the pallet load rather than the box.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,447
Posted By chaadster

The surprising and shocking thing here is that...

The surprising and shocking thing here is that people buy junk off rando eBayers and expect it to be genuine. That’s like buying Hermes belts from some street vendor dude in Times Square and being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,349
Posted By chaadster

AhÖI did go take a look at it and had forgotten...

AhÖI did go take a look at it and had forgotten the bottomside lid part is not the same rubberized material as the upper case, so since I usually run with a fender when itís wet or rainy, that goes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,562
Posted By chaadster

Wait, itís not the Repressed & Fragile Male Ego...

Wait, itís not the Repressed & Fragile Male Ego chat room? Are you absolutely sure?
10-19-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,740
Posted By chaadster

Did you Time-owning lucky-ducks notice that...

Did you Time-owning lucky-ducks notice that “YouTube sensation” Hambini put Time at the top of his Table of Build Quality list recently, saying further that Time was in a “league of one”?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 929
Posted By chaadster

Your contention is that Panaracer makes a sealant...

Your contention is that Panaracer makes a sealant with particles too big to fit through a valve stem?

Thatís news to me, and Iíve used quite a bit of it.

But, just because Iím surprised...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By chaadster

I generally don’t bother to do anything over the...

I generally don’t bother to do anything over the winter, and have found that there’s usually still liquid sealant after 5 months in the basement, so I just add a bit in spring and go.

The other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 929
Posted By chaadster

I’ve been high-pressure road tubeless since ‘14...

I’ve been high-pressure road tubeless since ‘14 and used many brands of sealant. I’ve also had as many as many as 5 bikes and 6 wheelsets tubeless concurrently, but now only keep 4 bikes tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By chaadster

FWIW, Iíve been running 23s (and 25s, but mostly...

FWIW, Iíve been running 23s (and 25s, but mostly 23) tubeless since 2013, and across the five bikes I run tubeless with tire sizes ranging from 30 to 48mm (the latter on 650b), the 23s and 25s have...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-10-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By chaadster

You mean bike lanes, and the fact is that studies...

You mean bike lanes, and the fact is that studies show drive times donít usually increase with traffic lane removal, so itís a fear people have initially, but I think they get over it with driving...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By chaadster

There’s almost zero point in talking about the...

There’s almost zero point in talking about the level of difficulty in tire mounting if the rim isn’t specified. Some tire/rim combos go together more easily than others.

I was thinking about...
10-03-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By chaadster

I sent you a PM with the contact info. I hope...

I sent you a PM with the contact info. I hope something beneficial works out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By chaadster

Looks like abrasion causing the failure. ...

Looks like abrasion causing the failure.

Does rim tape terminate in that location?

Are you running low pressure? Tube could be collapsing and folding back onto the valve stem base. Seems...
10-02-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By chaadster

What a weird coincidence JadeVamp1986 …a friend...

What a weird coincidence JadeVamp1986 …a friend right here in Ann Arbor just contacted me asking for help to sell an electric recumbent trike. I know you have a trike already, but if it might make...
10-01-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By chaadster

Search GoPro style mount extension….there are...

Search GoPro style mount extension….there are many.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 779
Posted By chaadster

No, itís fine adviceÖitís correct advice. The...

No, itís fine adviceÖitís correct advice. The front has a lower risk of puncture than the rear tire, typically, andó again, repeating myself hereó the concern of the OP was risk of the cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 779
Posted By chaadster

No, it’s precisely the point; a slow leak is...

No, it’s precisely the point; a slow leak is nowhere near as dangerous as sudden, complete loss of air. No one— not the OP, not me, not even you, up to this outlandish moment— has been talking about...
09-28-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By chaadster

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; ...

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; I’ve only seen one, and it looked professionally done…as I recall from many years ago, but it was, at that time, a well used racer. Also, though, I...
09-27-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By chaadster

Spinergy have the 24mm internal width GX Max 650b...

Spinergy have the 24mm internal width GX Max 650b for $839, weighing in at 1450g.

I like my Spnergy GX 700c for gravel as they really smooth out the ride, but with more voluminous 650b, that may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By chaadster

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I...

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I prefer the feel and handling as well.

Your question about wear rates is interesting, and I suspect complicated to answer. A wider tire at lower...
09-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower...

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower pressures,” but few really understand the context and variables, or at least fail to articulate the complexities.

It used to be that even light riders and...
09-08-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By chaadster

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on...

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on WTB i23 rims pretty successfully. As I recall, they mounted up easily enough, bit they did take quite a bit of SealSmart before they stabilized pressure...
09-01-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,603
Posted By chaadster

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, thatís...

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, thatís on Conti, regardless of where theyíre making them.
08-29-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By chaadster

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are...

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are king. Superlight, quick n easy on/off, packable…. I use Fender Bendor for excellent “ass saving” protection, and Mini Mudder front just to protect...
08-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By chaadster

Dude, that’s a score!!

Dude, that’s a score!!
08-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,251
Posted By chaadster

Get one of these...

Get one of these (https://tacticalgear.com/condor-mcr7-ronin-chest-rig-od-green?hp=y&sku=con-mcr7-001&ft=e3f7bec5-8df6-438f-88ce-592a9bedc97a#/21414/848/1), a $5 10pk of carabiners off eBay, and go...
08-20-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,740
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, such a tremendously attractive and...

Yeah, such a tremendously attractive and impressive bike, Caliwild !

There’s a noticeable difference between 18.5lbs and, say, 16.5lbs, but for ride quality, versatility, and durability on gravel,...
08-17-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By chaadster

Not just cantis and Uís, but as I mentioned...

Not just cantis and Uís, but as I mentioned earlier, roller cam brakes too, which were the design precedent Shimano created the U-brake from.

Charlie Cunningham invented the roller cam and sold...
08-17-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By chaadster

Note that I said ďlow profileĒ cantis followed...

Note that I said ďlow profileĒ cantis followed the U-brake.

Similarly, discs followed Vís, which is not to say that discs didnít exist before nor that Vís disappeared after, Iím talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By chaadster

Corrosion? PB Blaster? My god….I’ve never heard...

Corrosion? PB Blaster? My god….I’ve never heard of such a thing in 35 years of cycling through all sorts of weather, including winters in a state that salts the roads. And to consider that Pirelli...
08-16-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By chaadster

Thatís true in my neck of the woods, too.

Thatís true in my neck of the woods, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,311
Posted By chaadster

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand. ...

OMG, this valve stuff is getting out of hand.

The valve should be airtight on its own, regardless of sealant and regardless of position.

Valve position when airing up should be irrelevant,...
08-16-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By chaadster

BrenZan the main thing about fixed location,...

BrenZan the main thing about fixed location, time, and route(s) is that it lowers the required maintenance. If you’re not going to be consistently there and want something to run on its own, I think...
08-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,119
Posted By chaadster

I do up all my bikes, e.g.: ...

I do up all my bikes, e.g.:


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08-15-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By chaadster

Broctoon refered to the key elements: same time,...

Broctoon refered to the key elements: same time, same place, and even the same route(s) every week.

I think that’s the way the go, and would even give it a catchy name, like Taco Tuesday Ride, and...
08-11-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,740
Posted By chaadster

Tres boss!!

Tres boss!!
08-11-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By chaadster

I used to drive around Michigan for work, and...

I used to drive around Michigan for work, and kept my Dahon Mariner in the trunk.

I mostly spent single overnights when I did, but was often doing dinners or tastings in the evenings and so used...
08-10-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,235
Posted By chaadster

If you used BikeFlights, aren’t they supposed to...

If you used BikeFlights, aren’t they supposed to handle the issue? They’re their shipping labels; did you file a claim with them?
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