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04-26-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,920
Posted By CraigMBA

You are crazy, with all due respect. I won a...

You are crazy, with all due respect.

I won a California state championship in BMX with flat pedals (that ought to tell you how long ago it was), and I snow skied before that.

I never ride flats...
04-26-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,810
Posted By CraigMBA

That was my question. How did you do 100 miles...

That was my question. How did you do 100 miles on two bottles?
04-24-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,979
Posted By CraigMBA

My Garmin prompts me when the battery is low. I...

My Garmin prompts me when the battery is low. I have it set up now to calibrate the arm every time I ride, thanks TrainerRoad guys!
04-24-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,376
Posted By CraigMBA

All my failures were right in the middle of the...

All my failures were right in the middle of the tire. The sidewalls were fine.

My buddy had a sidewall failure while riding a 20 mile asphalt section, same tire.

They warrantied four of them.
04-24-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,376
Posted By CraigMBA

I lost four of them to random cuts, and two of...

I lost four of them to random cuts, and two of them from separations. And I'm on what I consider fairly clean trails/roads.

They don't roll particularly efficiently either.

I switched to...
04-18-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,376
Posted By CraigMBA

I can tell you what I"m NOT riding anymore: ...

I can tell you what I"m NOT riding anymore:

Maxxis Ramblers 700x38. Nope. No mas.
04-18-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,696
Posted By CraigMBA

I'm a man, 6'4", and I have this problem.

I'm a man, 6'4", and I have this problem.
04-16-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,212
Posted By CraigMBA

If it's galled from dissimilar metals, household...

If it's galled from dissimilar metals, household ammonia will break down the aluminum oxide.

So I hear.
04-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 52,122
Posted By CraigMBA

Challenge accepted. ...

Challenge accepted.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/img_8056_4f13e94a211d61acc4e95c23cf0f0ccd5d63c5d3.jpg

My favorite thing about this bike is the iridescent pearl...
04-16-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 62,045
Posted By CraigMBA

I've seen two DI2 failures that friends of mine...

I've seen two DI2 failures that friends of mine have had. Both, turned out, had defective chargers.

When replaced with a known good charger, the problems resolved themselves.

Incidentally,...
04-16-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

It's enzyme based, no detergent, and totally...

It's enzyme based, no detergent, and totally safe. The SDS is more benign than dish washing soap.

https://chemfree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017_E_SDS_SW4_14148.pdf

Look what a great job...
04-16-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,197
Posted By CraigMBA

Two birds, and a rabbit one time riding single...

Two birds, and a rabbit one time riding single track. Poor thing jumped straight up and bounced off my lights into the brush!
04-16-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

Why? Skip to 1:40. ...

Why? Skip to 1:40.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EXVEYheqtM
04-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

I think I have found a solution. Update:...

I think I have found a solution.

Update: we are going to purchase one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-24804-Mobile-Parts-Washer/dp/B01GSKA1CM

And use this aqueous parts cleaning...
04-16-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,207
Posted By CraigMBA

That sounds great, except: Your "no...

That sounds great, except:



Your "no plan" is, as you've described, actually a pretty explicit plan. And a pretty high volume one if you get to ride 7500 miles a year. A lot of people don't...
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,996
Posted By CraigMBA

I'd think one wrap right around the raidus of the...

I'd think one wrap right around the raidus of the bottle in the middle would do the trick. You can even use recycled tape.
Forum: Touring
04-16-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,111
Posted By CraigMBA

+1 on tubeless and I advocate for Orange Seal. ...

+1 on tubeless and I advocate for Orange Seal. It coagulates better than Stans IMO but at the expense of longevity. Add a little every 90 days and it's fantastic.

But be warned - if you get a...
04-15-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,721
Posted By CraigMBA

That is fantastic advice, but assuming that you...

That is fantastic advice, but assuming that you did a 10 minute warm up, 5min 90% effort, 10 min off 4x and a 10 minute cool down that's still 3 hours a week of brutally hard intervals.

Physically...
04-15-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,721
Posted By CraigMBA

tl,dr skip to the bottom. Depends on how...

tl,dr skip to the bottom.

Depends on how much time I have. They all work, with trade offs. If you have six hours, why not maximize it? If I have 20 hours I'm gonna do more volume, but most...
04-15-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,721
Posted By CraigMBA

There is a book floating around called "The Time...

There is a book floating around called "The Time Crunched Cyclist" that, essentially, advocates dumping the 80%.

All of Trainer Road's product is built around the concept.

The cornerstone of...
04-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?

https://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/VSR/upload/AqueousPartsCleanAuto02.pdf




I sincerely appreciate you saying that, but I assure you I'm not.
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,996
Posted By CraigMBA

Like handlebar bar tape?

Like handlebar bar tape?
04-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

They haven't had any solutions for 20 years....

They haven't had any solutions for 20 years. Well, they have, but they aren't legal in California.

This isn't my AQMD, but it'll give you an idea of what it's like:
...
04-12-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

I used to be in a automotive service related...

I used to be in a automotive service related business. You can't use any of those solvents in California for a host of regulatory reasons.





I agree, but it's not cost effective. I know the...
04-12-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,631
Posted By CraigMBA

NO. Decidedly unsafe. Best answer so far. ...

NO. Decidedly unsafe.

Best answer so far. If you can take the chain off and put it in a coffee can, cover it in 1" of mineral spirits, it'll probably be spotless inside of an hour. But don't do...
04-12-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

I've experimented with Simple Green, and found it...

I've experimented with Simple Green, and found it to be wholly inadequate. Zep Citrus Cleaner has been slightly better, but not good enough.
04-11-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By CraigMBA

Non solvent solvent tank substitutions

We have a functioning solvent tank/parts washer at my local coop.

Way back in the dark ages, I used mineral spirits or similar solvent purchased from my local oil jobber. California outlawed that...
04-10-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,770
Posted By CraigMBA

Exactly. My head works a little different...

Exactly.

My head works a little different than most. I went to college to be an accountant, and I used to farm for a living. There's always metrics, and there's always best practices within...
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,723
Posted By CraigMBA

Seems relevant: ...

Seems relevant:

https://www.leelikesbikes.com/bar-ins-the-new-bar-ends.html
04-10-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,369
Posted By CraigMBA

I know we have about 15 used bikes at my local...

I know we have about 15 used bikes at my local bike coop that are in your price range. They are older, refurbished, and will out last anything you can buy new under $1000.

I'd encourage you to...
04-10-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,770
Posted By CraigMBA

I agree. The enemies are gravity (the force...

I agree. The enemies are gravity (the force making it so hard to get off the couch and start), inertia (see gravity), and mindset (self defeating before you try).

Cycling is not a endeavor for the...
04-09-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,764
Posted By CraigMBA

This is not necessarily a bad thing. When I...

This is not necessarily a bad thing.

When I had a nutritionist, we used her $5000 scale to check my relative hydration and body fat % over a week to week basis. One time I had my body fat down to...
04-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,770
Posted By CraigMBA

It's totally realistic, and easily acomplished. ...

It's totally realistic, and easily acomplished. The biggest limiting factor is commitment and time, and keeping an eye on your ramp rates.

If you can do one hour a week (broke up into three 20...
04-09-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,151
Posted By CraigMBA

Well, other than the lack of necessary...

Well, other than the lack of necessary refrigeration, the lack of temptation (CM tastes good!), and the substantial cost savings?

Nothing really.
04-09-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By CraigMBA

Black lung readily shows up in longitudinal...

Black lung readily shows up in longitudinal studies.

https://www.medpagetoday.com/pulmonology/generalpulmonary/74405

We've been spraying conventional pesticides since WW2 ended. Where are...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,777
Posted By CraigMBA

To OP: its not in your head. I have seen a...

To OP: its not in your head.

I have seen a 30 watt savings between riding on the hoods and the drops, if I had power on the touring bike I could quantify what the panniers do but you get the...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,723
Posted By CraigMBA

I know of a couple of MTBers who swear by them...

I know of a couple of MTBers who swear by them mounted inboard.
Forum: Touring
04-04-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By CraigMBA

So rad. :)

So rad. :)
04-04-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By CraigMBA

This. I used to farm for a living, and if...

This.

I used to farm for a living, and if what they claim about Roundup alone was true, literally everyone I know should be prematurely dead by now. Never mind the rest of the stuff we used. ...
04-04-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,151
Posted By CraigMBA

That's been the case for me. Still, some...

That's been the case for me. Still, some recovery beverages work better than others. I started mixing a 24 bottle of lemon lime sports drink, spiked with 10 grams worth of vanilla flavored whey...
04-03-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,846
Posted By CraigMBA

I recently changed my recovery beverage. I mix a...

I recently changed my recovery beverage. I mix a 24 oz bottle with lemon lime Gatorade (about 45 grams of carbohydrate) and what works out to be half a scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein (10...
04-03-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,818
Posted By CraigMBA

I sprayed the bar to saturation with goo gone,...

I sprayed the bar to saturation with goo gone, wrapped it in a plastic bag, waited an hour, and it all came off with minimal fuss.

The Goo Gone bottle? Not so good. The pump never worked past...
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,955
Posted By CraigMBA

He made it somewhere north of SF. That video was...

He made it somewhere north of SF. That video was shot mid Feburary and posted in the past couple of days, so who knows how he's doing now.
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,173
Posted By CraigMBA

I never toured on my 25mm bike, before anyone...

I never toured on my 25mm bike, before anyone gets the wrong idea.

The Marathon Plus are so hard to ride (unloaded) I wasn't convinced I'd make it to the train station loaded before I abandoned. I...
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,173
Posted By CraigMBA

I used to work for a tire company. Inflation...

I used to work for a tire company. Inflation pressure is derived from wheel weight, more load needs more pressure. I found a chart for tandems many years ago, bought two bathroom scales, and that...
Forum: Touring
04-02-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,173
Posted By CraigMBA

260. Agreed. I run 70psi on my...

260.



Agreed.

I run 70psi on my 700c x 25mm. The tire never got harsh riding but it never got easy to ride either. I have some old Armadillos on another vintage mountain bike and its about...
Forum: Touring
04-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,173
Posted By CraigMBA

Marathon Plus HS 440. I was only running the...

Marathon Plus HS 440.

I was only running the pressures up that high to get them to roll easier.
04-02-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By CraigMBA

Um... ...

Um...

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/american-life-expectancy-has-dropped-again-heres-why
04-02-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,764
Posted By CraigMBA

At least in my case, if I under eat on my rides...

At least in my case, if I under eat on my rides past 45 minutes duration (all my rides are 20+ on the flats to give you an idea of intensity), I'm so intensely hungry after the ride, I have a hard...
04-02-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,764
Posted By CraigMBA

Disagree. If one of those guys does 100 miles...

Disagree. If one of those guys does 100 miles and 10,000 feet at race pace and his/her twin does it at touring pace, the energy expended is exactly the same. The only thing that changes is the rate...
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