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04-29-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,476
Posted By woodcraft

I'm still trying to figure out how one would...

I'm still trying to figure out how one would break the thing- two pound hammer? cheater pipe on the lever?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By woodcraft

If someone pulls too long and the pace is...

If someone pulls too long and the pace is dropping, just come around and take the lead.

You could also urge them to go faster so that they tire and pull off....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

There is that, but I have run a rest stop at my...

There is that, but I have run a rest stop at my club's century event for quite a few years, & so get a pretty good look at the field of bikes. Generally ~3,000 riders in a well-to-do area.
04-15-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By woodcraft

Messenger bags: every bit as practical as...

Messenger bags: every bit as practical as riding a brakeless fixie with 12" handlebars in traffic.
04-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By woodcraft

Chapstick- the all purpose lubricant.

Chapstick- the all purpose lubricant.
03-09-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By woodcraft

Haven't wrapped bars with it, but I've been using...

Haven't wrapped bars with it, but I've been using hockey tape for hammer, clamp handles.

Inexpensive, works well, easy to double layer, even colors 'tho I only have black.

Should work well for...
02-26-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By woodcraft

If this project had included tandems... ...

If this project had included tandems...

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,209
Posted By woodcraft

Looks OK IMO. ...

Looks OK IMO.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,209
Posted By woodcraft

I have, as I share the speed wobble concern. ...

I have, as I share the speed wobble concern.

Sheet lead, used for building flashing, cut with scissors, form to rim, tape in place. When satisfied, glue w/ spray adhesive or contact cement &...
02-19-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,230
Posted By woodcraft

A bit hefty at 76g, but this is compact, cheap &...

A bit hefty at 76g, but this is compact, cheap & well made:
...
02-15-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By woodcraft

This guy did... ...

This guy did...


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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,282
Posted By woodcraft

But then, 'house', 'outside hose', and 'self...

But then, 'house', 'outside hose', and 'self serve car wash' likely don't apply to NYC apartment life...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,282
Posted By woodcraft

One BF member has/had a hook in the shower for...

One BF member has/had a hook in the shower for that purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By woodcraft

The 30mm Paves look great, if a bit pricey. Fine...

The 30mm Paves look great, if a bit pricey. Fine on those rims.

Hard no on using tofu for glue.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,207
Posted By woodcraft

High wind warning for today- pack on those pounds...

High wind warning for today- pack on those pounds and go for it!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By woodcraft

This has worked well on my CX bike for steep...

This has worked well on my CX bike for steep terrain. Available for various crank types.
...
01-18-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,328
Posted By woodcraft

I tend to leave a little in reserve until the...

I tend to leave a little in reserve until the last chunk, then use up whatever gas is left- better than starting too hard, and bogging down at the end.

There is a hill on a regular route, about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,112
Posted By woodcraft

In my area, rides often start high 30s low 40s &...

In my area, rides often start high 30s low 40s & warm to 50s or 60s.

Neoprene booties are a bit warm & sweaty for that, & only get out for wet & sloppy conditions.

the fleece-lined ones are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,112
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, booties are warmer than toe covers. I no...

Yes, booties are warmer than toe covers. I no longer bother with toe covers. Get them large as can be a PIA to get on & off at stated size.

Try to get hi vis ones since mostly used winter/ bad...
01-13-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,310
Posted By woodcraft

It doesn't really matter how fast you are going-...

It doesn't really matter how fast you are going- it's about getting a faster time, which is not hard to measure.

Try different gears & see what makes for the better result.

A heart rate monitor...
01-13-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,310
Posted By woodcraft

Looking at the gear calculator, 39/24 only gets...

Looking at the gear calculator, 39/24 only gets you about 16mph at 125 rpm, not even 18 mph at 140 rpm.

I think you'll have to shift to reach your goal.
01-12-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By woodcraft

Having the cassette locked down tightly reduces...

Having the cassette locked down tightly reduces notching on the freehub splines, IMO.

The recommended torque on the cassette lockring is considerably higher than you would think going by feel,...
01-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

IME, sealant just doesn't work that well. ...

IME, sealant just doesn't work that well. Punctures sort of seal, but intermittently leak & spit at road pressures.

Heading out on a ride with a leaky tire is not good, so why bother? I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,843
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe they're telling you that so they can drop...

Maybe they're telling you that so they can drop you on the hills.
01-03-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,347
Posted By woodcraft

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01-02-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,802
Posted By woodcraft

Tangential, but interesting: ...

Tangential, but interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQwgBAaBag
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,858
Posted By woodcraft

Solid outfit, well vetted & described stuff. A...

Solid outfit, well vetted & described stuff. A bit more expensive than buying from a private party.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,591
Posted By woodcraft

Is this a post from a fake asgelle?

Is this a post from a fake asgelle?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,058
Posted By woodcraft

A friend gave me a set of Force/attack tires. I...

A friend gave me a set of Force/attack tires. I rode them on a double century, & in a fast pace line I (& multiple others in the group) pinch flatted the front on some big divot in the pavement.
...
12-27-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

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12-24-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

Arguably, tubulars have the comfort/cushioning of...

Arguably, tubulars have the comfort/cushioning of the next size larger clincher because of the shape & air volume.

The 30mm tires that I've tried are nice but a bit shy in durability. I use 32mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By woodcraft

I think KMC X10.93 fills the bill- upper/mid...

I think KMC X10.93 fills the bill- upper/mid quality & moderate price.

The packaging used to have fancier claims but now is bland.
12-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

I agree.

I agree.
12-23-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

I run road tubulars at 70 psi or even a bit less,...

I run road tubulars at 70 psi or even a bit less, & it's fine. The CX tires are 35 psi or lower. I think you are referring to "the myth of the rolled tubular" which turns out to be a vanishingly...
12-23-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,801
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, latex tubes in sew ups. The others are...

Yes, latex tubes in sew ups. The others are things I've seen in used tires & probably not an issue for actively ridden wheels,

but the sticking-to-itself can happen sooner, but maybe newer, better...
12-22-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By woodcraft

Your thread title should be reversed: "Two...

Your thread title should be reversed: "Two cassettes misaligned on Campagnolo derailleur"

The RD is attached to the dropout. If the cassette on each wheel is the same distance from the dropout,...
12-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By woodcraft

I think there are other options now as well, but...

I think there are other options now as well, but this has been the go-to:

https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hangers/manufacturers.html

Plug in your bike model, etc., and check that the picture...
12-14-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By woodcraft

I have more Giro items on the "A" list than any...

I have more Giro items on the "A" list than any other brand. Shoes, helmets, caps, gloves- consistent good design & execution, IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,958
Posted By woodcraft

Praise the lord!

Praise the lord!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,816
Posted By woodcraft

Mine do. ...

Mine do.


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12-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By woodcraft

I routinely swap wheelsets that range from 18mm ...

I routinely swap wheelsets that range from 18mm to 21+ mm widths on the CX bike with canti brakes & no adjustments.

Shimming the cassette to avoid having to adjust the RD is key.
12-07-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,955
Posted By woodcraft

In 2016 I bought a tight fitting outfit- it was...

In 2016 I bought a tight fitting outfit- it was great.

Recently I took it down off the hook and wore it. It was awful- nothing fit, everything was in the wrong place.

I looked in the mirror...
12-02-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,579
Posted By woodcraft

Wut?

Wut?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

I agree with the drawer plan- never been a fan of...

I agree with the drawer plan- never been a fan of pegboards especially, and I often marvel at the amount of wall space that folks have to devote to a few tools.

One tidbit that I've put to use-...
11-27-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 301,169
Posted By woodcraft

Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 471,534
Posted By woodcraft

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11-26-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 301,169
Posted By woodcraft

Rant: Vittoria replaceable valve stems suck!...

Rant:

Vittoria replaceable valve stems suck!

I'm down to I think the last one of these, a file tread tire used for all around riding on the CX bike. It developed a slow leak, and I thought...
11-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By woodcraft

Any pic? Not quite getting this. To the OP-...

Any pic? Not quite getting this.

To the OP- I had a volleyball bag like that BITD. Compartment for ball (helmet), one for shoes, and center section for everything else.
11-24-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,754
Posted By woodcraft

I watched 4 minutes- 1/2 of the video, and did...

I watched 4 minutes- 1/2 of the video, and did not identify any point that he was trying to make.

Good before-bed watching, maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,163
Posted By woodcraft

We served pie- large pans cut into small squares...

We served pie- large pans cut into small squares served on paper muffin liners.
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