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10-16-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,740
Posted By woodcraft

You can do what you want, but for me it's not OK....

You can do what you want, but for me it's not OK.

I walked a section of deep gravel where paving was being done once, and have walked some offroad bits- particularly downhill singletrack on a CX...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,220
Posted By woodcraft

About the same as the need for more than one...

About the same as the need for more than one bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By woodcraft

I ride tubulars almost entirely, & have checked...

I ride tubulars almost entirely, & have checked heat build up, particularly at one extreme location: ~800' twisty drop, much over 10%. One must brake much of the time to stay on the road,...
05-01-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,899
Posted By woodcraft

I have tinnitus as well, but I'm talking about...

I have tinnitus as well, but I'm talking about what is more accurately called stenosis- the ear canal getting smaller due to bone growth in response to stimulus.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By woodcraft

"My carbon rim brakes are none of those things....

"My carbon rim brakes are none of those things. Swisstop black prince pads are $50 for a set of 4 and disintegrate like cheese under hard braking.
I don't care how well made a brake track is - you...
04-29-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, I have noticed that- lots of shiny new bikes...

Yes, I have noticed that- lots of shiny new bikes at organized ride events.
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.
04-15-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,994
Posted By woodcraft

FIFY For $200, you can get a semi-modern...

FIFY

For $200, you can get a semi-modern carbon tubular wheelset locally, but not as attention-getting...
04-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By woodcraft

Osprey Talon 22. Big enough to hold stuff, but...

Osprey Talon 22. Big enough to hold stuff, but not too big. Low profile, mesh back panel w/ air space (most important). Helmet holder. Mesh outer pocket for wet stuff. High vis color- not too...
04-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By woodcraft

Chapstick- the all purpose lubricant.

Chapstick- the all purpose lubricant.
04-07-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By woodcraft

The clear coat pulled up where it goes over a...

The clear coat pulled up where it goes over a sticker, likely from the tape. Nail polish might pull up again, but NBD.

I've done various CF touch ups, a DIY frame repair, and nursed carbon...
04-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By woodcraft

Sand the rough edges, a bit of epoxy, or just...

Sand the rough edges, a bit of epoxy, or just nail polish, and ignore.
04-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By woodcraft

Some years ago among the parade of wacky bike...

Some years ago among the parade of wacky bike products were grips that you play like a flute, powered by the passing air.

Looked, but couldn't find it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By woodcraft

The Legacy trail starts just out of Truckee at...

The Legacy trail starts just out of Truckee at Truckee River Regional park- ~5 miles, paved, follows the river- very pleasant.
The Truckee River Bike trail starts/ends at Tahoe City, also follows...
03-20-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,899
Posted By woodcraft

I've worn earplugs pretty much daily for decades,...

I've worn earplugs pretty much daily for decades, and I think it has contributed to 'swimmer's ear'-

narrowing of the ear canal. My personal theory, not confirmed by ear doctor...
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...
03-08-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By woodcraft

To the original question, I haven't noticed any...

To the original question, I haven't noticed any significant differences in valve cores, including bulk purchase from Amazon.
03-07-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, I've been through the Specialized saddle...

Yes, I've been through the Specialized saddle clamp process as well.

Enjoy the new bike!
03-07-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By woodcraft

A top/bottom saddle clamp cannot really tell the...

A top/bottom saddle clamp cannot really tell the difference between 7mm round and 7x9mm as they are both 7mm wide.

I don't think there is what you are looking for, so you are SIL.:)
03-07-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By woodcraft

It looks like the saddle clamp fastens from the...

It looks like the saddle clamp fastens from the top, so your saddle should go right on- have you tried?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,108
Posted By woodcraft

I attempt to see the road two to two and a half...

I attempt to see the road two to two and a half bike lengths ahead, while keeping a wide 'field of view'.
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
02-21-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By woodcraft

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_d...

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7723&attribute=16382
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,354
Posted By woodcraft

Set out for ~40 mile group ride, but on returning...

Set out for ~40 mile group ride, but on returning late afternoon, find that I've ridden 180. think that I should eat something & go back out for another 20. Contemplate eating the last hamburger on...
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.
02-04-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By woodcraft

DA pedals on the road bike, eggbeaters on the...

DA pedals on the road bike, eggbeaters on the others.

3 pr shoes w/ road cleats, 4 pr w/ eggbeater cleats, 2 pr w/ SPD cleats (for spin bike & non-existent spin class), & 1 pr ancestral shoes w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By woodcraft

It takes less time to put on a spare tubular than...

It takes less time to put on a spare tubular than it does to change a tube. Tell your friend that if he's nice, you'll let him use your spare tubular on his clincher wheel if he gets a un-fixable...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By woodcraft

+1 on the Sprinters. Where other tires come back...

+1 on the Sprinters. Where other tires come back from the rides with glass cuts, embedded bits, & eventually leaky performance, the Sprinters go and go without issue (IME).

I have 23/25s on, at...
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.
01-26-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By woodcraft

Have you looked at cleats, shoes, and Q factor?

Have you looked at cleats, shoes, and Q factor?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,382
Posted By woodcraft

They don't, and they also don't bother with which...

They don't, and they also don't bother with which tire is fastest- they're out there pushing 30mm watt-hogs.
01-25-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,104
Posted By woodcraft

I've carried a bike- strapped to a pack, about 3...

I've carried a bike- strapped to a pack, about 3 miles AIR.
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.
...
01-19-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,328
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, I guess that's me misinterpreting the data....

Yeah, I guess that's me misinterpreting the data.

The snapshot in question: https://www.strava.com/segments/763192/compare/MTM2MjYxNzAzODEsMjU5ODQ3Nzk0Ng==
01-18-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,328
Posted By woodcraft

I disagree. On the climb that I mentioned, I...

I disagree. On the climb that I mentioned, I analyzed The KOM in relation to my PR, & on the steep section the power/speed was not that different, but on the flatter section the KOM was way faster. ...
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...
01-17-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,104
Posted By woodcraft

This would be a good addition... ...

This would be a good addition...

https://www.amazon.com/Macally-Cup-Holder-Tray-Car/dp/B085ZDT7GF/ref=psdc_318296011_t2_B09C4GB82T
01-17-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By woodcraft

I fail to see the point of discussing tire...

I fail to see the point of discussing tire aerodynamics, rolling resistance, or weight on C&V - especially for slow-rolling for an hour or two.

IMO, Tufos, or at least butyl tubes, is a good...
01-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,522
Posted By woodcraft

Many rides go out of town over a 450' hill. I...

Many rides go out of town over a 450' hill. I sometimes do the the main chunk of it- 300'+ standing. It's almost a mile.
01-15-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,323
Posted By woodcraft

They do in Ucluelet- boys and girls. ...

They do in Ucluelet- boys and girls.

https://www.mapquest.com/canada/british-columbia/waves-shaves-unisex-hair-salon-359591530
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