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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,690
Posted By Badger6

It’s because it doesn’t happen. ANT+ was designed...

It’s because it doesn’t happen. ANT+ was designed so that the various devices using the protocol wouldn’t interfere with each other when they were within range of each other.
04-12-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Badger6

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend...

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend your derailleur hangar) it never goes out of adjustment, because electric wires don’t stretch. ;)

The biggest “issue/concern" is making sure the...
04-12-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Badger6

Are you saying you’ve got a hot spot? And you get...

Are you saying you’ve got a hot spot? And you get saddle sores at that location? It could well be the saddle, but it could also be the chamois in your bibs or the chamois lube you use (if you do, or...
04-12-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Badger6

650b x2.1 is fun, a lot of fun….on single track...

650b x2.1 is fun, a lot of fun….on single track and muddy gravel in February. It is a hell of a lot of work, and heavy, and slow if you’re course doesn't have much of those things in it, however....
04-12-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By Badger6

Play with the Silca calculator to find the right...

Play with the Silca calculator to find the right starting point. in my experience, even on “skinnier” road tires, their numbers can tolerate a 10-15% reduction in air pressure, safely (especially...
04-10-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By Badger6

The Pathfinder Pro’s (38mm) I had mounted until a...

The Pathfinder Pro’s (38mm) I had mounted until a week ago were plenty supple. I ran them pretty low, 35psi, and they were excellent. Perhaps a slightly lower inflation pressure will help.
01-10-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Badger6

Fortunately the OP is not going to run into this...

Fortunately the OP is not going to run into this issue *by design" or just good luck, since they intend to use a MTB (aka, flat bar) shifter with the MTB RD.
01-09-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Badger6

GRX to Rx000 compatibility is no brainer….GRX is...

GRX to Rx000 compatibility is no brainer….GRX is “gravel” but it is really road. XT/XTR cassettes in 11-speed are compatible to road RDs as well, with a 1.85mm spacer placed behind it, again because...
01-09-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,524
Posted By Badger6

I figured this was as good as any place to put...

I figured this was as good as any place to put this…

Write up at Cycling Tips that summarizes a recent podcast with the CEO of SRAM, Ken Lousberg, talking about supply chain woes. Teaser: he...
01-09-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Badger6

I can’t quickly find the spec right now, but I...

I can’t quickly find the spec right now, but I recall reading something shortly after the new 12-speed DA/Ulty was announced that indicated they use the same width chain…which to me means the cogs on...
01-08-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,890
Posted By Badger6

All of them.

All of them.
01-08-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,890
Posted By Badger6

I run primarily 700cx38 on my newer Diverge...

I run primarily 700cx38 on my newer Diverge (though I’ve got 650bx50…measuring 54mm when inflated), and 32s (measuring 35 when inflated) on my older one. Both see lots of gravel. I’ll fight someone...
01-08-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Badger6

If I understand your basic question, “using...

If I understand your basic question, “using 12-speed MTB RD with 12-speed road cassette", yes it will work. The only issue you may run into is the B-screw adjustment, since the MTB RDs were designed...
01-04-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Badger6

Considering the small size of the internal parts,...

Considering the small size of the internal parts, I cannot imagine they are indestructible, especially the individual components of the switches. The right side gets used far more (in my case almost...
12-30-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 253,656
Posted By Badger6

Pirelli Cintauro M tires in 650bx50 for my DT...

Pirelli Cintauro M tires in 650bx50 for my DT Swiss GRC 1400 wheelset. I mention the wheelset because mounted the tires meaure 54mm. They are definitely not “fast,” but they work great on rough...
12-30-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By Badger6

Your conditions don’t sound like a simulation of...

Your conditions don’t sound like a simulation of a 300 lb rider with disc brakes, cubewheels, they sound like the experience of someone who seems unable/unwilling to pick a line and lacks bike...
12-29-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By Badger6

And then... And considering the 14 1/2...

And then...



And considering the 14 1/2 hours between the posts, you already had these on…maybe your original post was a typo?
12-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By Badger6

False. A properly built 24 or 28 spoke wheel...

False. A properly built 24 or 28 spoke wheel (front or rear) will be stronger than any of us would ever need. The key is properly built, which means properly tensioned.
12-27-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 299,162
Posted By Badger6

Because the rain I endured yesterday persisted...

Because the rain I endured yesterday persisted and got worse, I took the afternoon to go visit the Centrum Ronde van Vlaandren (https://crvv.be/en/over-ons/) with my son.

But, yesterday, I rode...
12-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Badger6

Agreed! ONLY if you ride on cobblestones do you...

Agreed! ONLY if you ride on cobblestones do you really need a clutch and a chain guide or N/W ring for a 1x intended for road use. On gravel/CX, use a clutch with one or both chain retention...
12-27-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Badger6

1) If based on the next post I quoted is true,...

1) If based on the next post I quoted is true, 7mm will not be a big deal, though not ideal, 3-4 is better, but that is a tiny difference…and with properly aligned FD cage, should be fine, so long as...
12-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Badger6

This is great to know!

This is great to know!
12-25-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By Badger6

I love riding in the mountains…maybe I’ll go back...

I love riding in the mountains…maybe I’ll go back to France next summer...
12-24-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By Badger6

Okay, Part 2, then off to get the first 125km of...

Okay, Part 2, then off to get the first 125km of Rapha 500 complete before we begin our Christmas festivities.

I realized as I was cataloging all these great rides, I missed an excellent one back...
12-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By Badger6

A lot of them. I am always looking for stuff that...

A lot of them. I am always looking for stuff that will be epic, and I try to make every non-commute ride epic in it’s own way. But, some rides just stand out more than others, but because of my...
12-21-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Badger6

Yes. As others have stated, get all the surfaces...

Yes. As others have stated, get all the surfaces the bearing cartridges will touch very clean before installing the new bearing cartridges. And if you haven’t taken a treadless stem off before, when...
12-21-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Badger6

Based on your troubleshooting, it is likely...

Based on your troubleshooting, it is likely you’ve found the culprit

You mentioned taking it to shop, did they use the diagnostic tool (not the charging brick that comes with the bike that also...
12-20-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,319
Posted By Badger6

Moving your seat is not how you fix the “cramped”...

Moving your seat is not how you fix the “cramped” feeling. You move your seat (up/down and fore/aft) to get your hips in the right location in relationship to the crank. If you start moving the seat,...
12-19-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Badger6

I don’t think it is dangerous, as in you will...

I don’t think it is dangerous, as in you will experience a catastrophic failure. But, if the BB is moving back and forth laterally in the shell, that means it could also rotate in the shell. My...
12-19-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Badger6

You really want to die on that "higher pressure...

You really want to die on that "higher pressure in a larger volume tire” hill, don’t you?
12-19-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By Badger6

This.

This.
12-19-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By Badger6

I should never do math in public. And, I...

I should never do math in public. And, I definitely conflated the cog and capacity issues.
12-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Badger6

My 1000 had that map option, but as I recall, I...

My 1000 had that map option, but as I recall, I couldn't figure it out (if there is even an option) on the 1030, so I just let it go. I preflight every segment I go for multiple times anyhow.
12-18-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By Badger6

FYI: that crankset differential is standard for...

FYI: that crankset differential is standard for Shimnao, and in general for 11-speed (until SRAM AXS). 50/34 and 53/39 are 16-tooth differential, also. As well as Praxis 48/32. Also, the new GRX...
12-18-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Badger6

Do what you want, but the point of using wider...

Do what you want, but the point of using wider rims and larger volume tires is to “soften" the ride. Which, is not the point of the OP’s question, in fact, it wasn’t even the question…but, alas, here...
12-18-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,702
Posted By Badger6

Which on my first disc brake equipped CX bike...

Which on my first disc brake equipped CX bike (with QR axles) was as simple as opening the cam lever old the wheel on the ground, and drop the fork/frame over the top of the axle, ensuring it was all...
12-18-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Badger6

Or, buy a GPS equipped cycling computer. If there...

Or, buy a GPS equipped cycling computer. If there is a cost issue, there are several that are quite inexpensive and will record rides without too many frills, like a map, and a few that are a little...
12-18-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 385,902
Posted By Badger6

I've suffered a few high speed crashes, the most...

I've suffered a few high speed crashes, the most recent summer 2020. I completely destroyed the helmet I was wearing, rebook my right humerus (only a crack), and bruised several ribs due to my...
12-18-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Badger6

That’s called a distinction without a difference....

That’s called a distinction without a difference.



20% is very specific, and I’m really struggling to wrap my head around the advice that a wider rim, which means a possibly larger inflated...
12-17-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Badger6

Does Lezyne talk to Strava the way many other GPS...

Does Lezyne talk to Strava the way many other GPS manufacturers do? If so, I'd think you just need to connect the accounts, and then the process should be automatic.
12-17-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Badger6

Ah, okay. Great question on the cable for the...

Ah, okay. Great question on the cable for the dropper. My son's MTB also does not permit internal routing of the dropper cable, but in his case, there was a cable guide on the BB shell that we ran...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,155
Posted By Badger6

To this pspelger , correct…I went back and looked...

To this pspelger , correct…I went back and looked at the .fit file uploaded to Garmin from a few runs that were recorded on a device without a barometric altimeter, and there were still elevation...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,155
Posted By Badger6

That’s what I thought you meant. Once point of...

That’s what I thought you meant. Once point of clarification, without a barometric altimeter, there is no elevation data in the elevation field, and Strava fills it in from a pre-determined DEM, as...
12-16-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
Posted By Badger6

Except the pain your ego suffers every time one...

Except the pain your ego suffers every time one of your former two wheeled friends sees you on it… :roflmao2:

But, you’re not wrong. I have a good friend who switched to a recumbent trike about 10...
12-16-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Badger6

Concur. No one posting here is riding at the edge...

Concur. No one posting here is riding at the edge of any performance envelope (unless I’ve severely misjudged the crowd). Put the tire on the rim, and go ride your bike!
12-16-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Badger6

What do you mean "[use] a zip tie maybe two on...

What do you mean "[use] a zip tie maybe two on the bottom?" Without more info, the basic answer to whether it is a problem on MTB trails, isn't the use case of a dropper post on a MTB on MTB trails?...
12-16-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Badger6

Wut? I guess maybe, by 1 or 2 psi, but the actual...

Wut? I guess maybe, by 1 or 2 psi, but the actual inflated width of the tire from a 19mm to a 25mm rim could be no difference to a few mm at most. We are talking such miniscule differences, that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,127
Posted By Badger6

Who pays to watch when they are the show?

Who pays to watch when they are the show?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,155
Posted By Badger6

Without a barometer, how would once record...

Without a barometer, how would once record elevation data? Maybe I misunderstand what you’re saying.


An estimate may or may not be accurate, but it will definitely give you an approximation. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,155
Posted By Badger6

You need to caveat this. They are only “crap”...

You need to caveat this. They are only “crap” when the barometric altimeter is exposed to rapid changes in ambient air pressure. When the atmosphere is stable a properly calibrated barometric...
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