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07-30-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By unterhausen

I was going to post an anecdote about why I quit...

I was going to post an anecdote about why I quit using friction, but decided against it.

I don't really think that rim brakes are that hard to adjust, but I really have to generate some patience...
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By unterhausen

Since the bike has been repainted, the pedals are...

Since the bike has been repainted, the pedals are pretty much useless info, as is the decal

Although if it's really 26.8, I wouldn't think Viner would have had anything to do with it.
07-29-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 339
Posted By unterhausen

I never thought that having a mirror would be...

I never thought that having a mirror would be something I wanted, then I tried it and it made me feel more confident that people were passing me safely. Not sure if the varia really fulfills this...
07-29-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 797
Posted By unterhausen

Traffic circles are better than stop signs that...

Traffic circles are better than stop signs that nobody uses. Americans will figure them out eventually.

I probably would have going in front of a car that stopped for me in this instance. ...
07-28-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By unterhausen

When I watched the men's cross country olympic...

When I watched the men's cross country olympic race, I noticed how much air they got without even trying. Pretty interesting.

I figured out why Americans don't do too well in that race, when...
07-28-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By unterhausen

It's usually best to shift up one gear from where...

It's usually best to shift up one gear from where you would normally ride on rough roads. I'm not sure if that puts more pressure on your hands or not, but it mostly puts more pressure on your feet...
07-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By unterhausen

I think if something is really cheap, they don't...

I think if something is really cheap, they don't even bother to check. It might not be a great idea to charge while using though.
07-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By unterhausen

There's no reason to post links to an obvious...

There's no reason to post links to an obvious scam site. Yes, there are scam sites out there and this is clearly one of them. Yes, they pay good money for people to post links here. Don't do it...
07-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,074
Posted By unterhausen

If you buy a bike and continue riding, you...

If you buy a bike and continue riding, you probably will end up with a bike that costs at least $2000. If you buy a really cheap bike, you might be so discouraged that you don't keep riding.
07-27-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By unterhausen

It's a little more expensive and takes more work...

It's a little more expensive and takes more work to design a pass through charging system, so in order to save money, a lot of devices don't allow it. A lot of devices that seem to be expensive to...
07-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By unterhausen

I used to be one of those, "rims are just a big...

I used to be one of those, "rims are just a big disc" people. Then I got some disc brake bikes. I have often wondered how many people who don't like disc brakes really have given them a chance. I'm...
07-27-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,827
Posted By unterhausen

I used to read every post in A&S because the...

I used to read every post in A&S because the rules were being constantly violated. Then I had them move it down the forum hierarchy a little so it doesn't get quite so much exposure. And that helped...
07-26-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By unterhausen

I have some black sun sleeves. When I'm wearing...

I have some black sun sleeves. When I'm wearing them, my arms are the coolest part of my body. I recently found out that voler doesn't sell them in black any more, which is disappointing.
Decades...
07-26-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like the OP is probably the best person to...

I feel like the OP is probably the best person to judge their needs. Also, I don't think people really think of hybrids as being a hybrid any more. It's a useful form factor in its own right. The...
07-26-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By unterhausen

Jones, Engin, Groovy. Not sure if anyone...

Jones, Engin, Groovy.

Not sure if anyone will exactly replicate those bars though.
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

Shimano hubs aren't particularly efficient on or...

Shimano hubs aren't particularly efficient on or off. If you want to charge something, you're better off with an SP or SoN. It seems like test results differ on which of those is better. Everybody...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-26-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By unterhausen

I always loved painting frames. But then I found...

I always loved painting frames. But then I found out about isocyanates. If our local powdercoaters weren't such jerks, I probably wouldn't want to paint at all. They are bad enough they have been...
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

For the 200k that you might do someday, the drag...

For the 200k that you might do someday, the drag from even the worst dynohub, plus an IGH, plus rubbing brakes is mostly academic. Because who cares if you take an extra 15 minutes on a 200k? Over a...
07-25-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By unterhausen

I see no reason to over pressure any tire or rim...

I see no reason to over pressure any tire or rim ever. There is a reason there is a max pressure, and higher pressures don't help anything. Mechanical losses will make up for any rolling resistance...
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

I thought it had more climbing in 2019 too, but...

I thought it had more climbing in 2019 too, but the parts I didn't like were essentially the same. I really don't remember the westbound climb up le roc'h being quite so long. The last stretch...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By unterhausen

The reason I'm not painting right now is the lack...

The reason I'm not painting right now is the lack of a suitable compressor. It's an interesting question where I would spray if it's not warm enough. I probably could use the garage.
07-25-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By unterhausen

My 830 will use wifi, but I'm not sure I ever set...

My 830 will use wifi, but I'm not sure I ever set it up. So far it just works to upload files to strava/garmin connect, so I'm not digging into it.
07-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By unterhausen

I have a spot tracker. Much better than a...

I have a spot tracker. Much better than a cellphone, there are a lot of places around here that don't have cell service.
It's relatively expensive, but worth it for me.
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Views: 5,747
Posted By unterhausen

Longer can be used as well as a fleche.

Longer can be used as well as a fleche.
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

Clasher, make sure your derailleur limit screws...

Clasher, make sure your derailleur limit screws are just a tiny bit loose when it's in the largest sprocket -- front or rear. Someone told me that's why they fray and it seems reasonable since they...
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

I have thought about working on this, since my...

I have thought about working on this, since my ftp seems to be inexorably falling. Although the security of dyno lights is hard to give up. What headlights are you using? What do you do about...
07-25-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By unterhausen

That's not a bad idea. When I swim laps, I often...

That's not a bad idea. When I swim laps, I often lose count. Not sure where to put the bungees though.
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

I was thinking about high efficiency jockey...

I was thinking about high efficiency jockey wheels. I was watching the olympic races and some brands seem to worry about jockey wheels whereas others obviously are still using journal bearings, even...
07-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By unterhausen

Sometimes it amazes me that bluetooth is so...

Sometimes it amazes me that bluetooth is so ubiquitous because it works poorly much of the time. I have to forget my car from my phone once a week, for example. I had to spend 5 minutes getting...
07-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 975
Posted By unterhausen

I can't understand why you would do this. Are...

I can't understand why you would do this. Are you sure you aren't running your rims over max pressure? Stan's, as one example, has many rims that will only take 37psi with a 2.1" tire. They dont...
07-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By unterhausen

I have a randonneuring front bag for my gravel...

I have a randonneuring front bag for my gravel bike because I sometimes use it for randonneuring on the road. I like it, don't have to worry about leaving something behind. I have my spare tire in...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By unterhausen

That's true, I have thought of painting under our...

That's true, I have thought of painting under our deck with tarps strategically placed. Not sure the snake that lives under the steps would appreciate it too much though.
OTOH, it's a nice snake,...
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

AFAIK, he never rode the Americano on more than a...

AFAIK, he never rode the Americano on more than a couple brevets, if any, he had a carbon Giant he used to ride before the TI bike. I don't think the Americano gets much love except for a very...
07-24-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By unterhausen

I rode 30mm tires for a year on rough gravel and...

I rode 30mm tires for a year on rough gravel and it worked okay-ish if you ignore all the flats. It would have worked great on crushed gravel.
07-24-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By unterhausen

But would your seat post fit if you did need it?

But would your seat post fit if you did need it?
Replies: 53
Views: 915
Posted By unterhausen

I don't think I have ever seen any Rohloff hubs...

I don't think I have ever seen any Rohloff hubs on PBP, but I'm sure there have been some. I don't know that I was aware of derailleur failures on PBP. Wheels, yes.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By unterhausen

Party tents/pavilions don't typically have...

Party tents/pavilions don't typically have floors. There are "spray shelter" tents that aren't too expensive. People who finish guitars buy Ikea portable wardrobes, but I think that might not be...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By unterhausen

I was thinking about getting a tent style booth.

I was thinking about getting a tent style booth.
07-22-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By unterhausen

I'm from Iowa city originally but most of the...

I'm from Iowa city originally but most of the gravel riding I have done is south of Des Moines. Lots of hills where I would never worry about stopping and would try to take my momentum through so I...
07-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By unterhausen

There have been some dyno front lights where they...

There have been some dyno front lights where they emphasized side lighting. I'm thinking I even had one, a supernova maybe. I had a battery light from Planet bike that had side lighting and they...
07-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By unterhausen

I'm from Iowa. I now live in central...

I'm from Iowa. I now live in central Pennsylvania. I have ridden a decent amount of Iowa gravel and I probably wouldn't see the need for disc brakes in Iowa either. Unless the gravel I rode was...
07-22-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By unterhausen

On my commute, there is a road that has a lot of...

On my commute, there is a road that has a lot of cross streets that people use because they are shortcuts. As long as they don't stop for stop signs, they are faster. Every night I there is someone...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, thanks, that's interesting.

Okay, thanks, that's interesting.
Replies: 61
Views: 4,092
Posted By unterhausen

I was in the first 90h group. I think I did...

I was in the first 90h group. I think I did pretty well at staying ahead of the bulk of the bulge until Loudeac. It was nice to just walk up to the sausage stand in Mortagne and get my order right...
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By unterhausen

After I saw the OP's picture, I realized we used...

After I saw the OP's picture, I realized we used to get some of this variety of Merckx in occasionally for repair. Merckx hadn't gone into business for himself during the years I worked as a...
07-21-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,713
Posted By unterhausen

I hate it when words lose their obvious meaning. ...

I hate it when words lose their obvious meaning. "Canceled" meaning having to withstand a little disagreement being one of the more annoying examples. I like it when people are cancelled and get to...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By unterhausen

Is your UN-J an official one or a knock-off? ...

Is your UN-J an official one or a knock-off?
Where did you get it?
07-21-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By unterhausen

Your seatpost doesn't fit in space provided? I...

Your seatpost doesn't fit in space provided? I think I would rather work on a carbon bike upside-down than set it on its top tube like that
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