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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By chaadster

Geez, that’s a bummer review! Sorry to hear it. ...

Geez, that’s a bummer review! Sorry to hear it. A bike that handles poorly, you can’t operate the shifters accurately with gloves, and you get annoying chain slap. I guess disliking the freehub...
10-03-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By chaadster

I sent you a PM with the contact info. I hope...

I sent you a PM with the contact info. I hope something beneficial works out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, those results are available to see...

Yeah, those results are available to see publicly, is a variance of .8w, and as I said before, does not account for the tesing error range since BRR averages all of the test points across the three...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By chaadster

Nominally, yes, but whatís really in .2w across a...

Nominally, yes, but whatís really in .2w across a pair of wheels (according to Aerocoach data)??

At least BRR acknowledges their test results are not absolute, so when they found .3w variance...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By chaadster

Looks like abrasion causing the failure. ...

Looks like abrasion causing the failure.

Does rim tape terminate in that location?

Are you running low pressure? Tube could be collapsing and folding back onto the valve stem base. Seems...
10-03-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By chaadster

The #partypace dude? Wait until you get into...

The #partypace dude? Wait until you get into Rene Herse universe!
10-02-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 526
Posted By chaadster

What a weird coincidence JadeVamp1986 …a friend...

What a weird coincidence JadeVamp1986 …a friend right here in Ann Arbor just contacted me asking for help to sell an electric recumbent trike. I know you have a trike already, but if it might make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By chaadster

Yes, well said! The ďhappy gearĒ is precisely...

Yes, well said! The ďhappy gearĒ is precisely the issue, and we must resist the temptation to boil down the intricacies of road group riding and human performance to speed-in-gear-at-cadence. Itís...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By chaadster

It’s a deal killer. There are a lot of...

It’s a deal killer.

There are a lot of unknown variables here, but a 40t 1x would be a non-starter for me; there’s no way that would cover my group ride needs. I use every inch of a 52/36t x 11-28...
10-01-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By chaadster

Search GoPro style mount extension….there are...

Search GoPro style mount extension….there are many.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By chaadster

My memory is not greató and really bad in some...

My memory is not greató and really bad in some ways!ó so I hit the Wayback Machine web archive site and dialed up Hedcycling.com from Ď09Ö.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By chaadster

HmmÖI thought those were 23mm external, 17mm...

HmmÖI thought those were 23mm external, 17mm internal. I remember Ardennes was kinda famous for being wide at 17mm, and I recall Ardeness+, introíd in Ď13, was only 20.6mm. I donít recall anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By chaadster

Whoa! Which 21mm IW road rims were around in...

Whoa! Which 21mm IW road rims were around in Ď09??
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

Iím sorry you donít understand the issues, but I...

Iím sorry you donít understand the issues, but I also seems clear that you donít want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

No, itís fine adviceÖitís correct advice. The...

No, itís fine adviceÖitís correct advice. The front has a lower risk of puncture than the rear tire, typically, andó again, repeating myself hereó the concern of the OP was risk of the cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, odd looking failure mode! I have a...

Yeah, odd looking failure mode!

I have a pair of these in the garage as emergency stock because I got them awhile ago from Competitive Cyclist or Colorado Cyclist on a deeply discounted clearance,...
09-28-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By chaadster

What? Just like it? No, I wasnít in PA...

What? Just like it? No, I wasnít in PA yesterday, but I wanna know who the sick bastard aping my style isÖ 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

Your point is grossly oversimplified and not...

Your point is grossly oversimplified and not really relevant to tubeless tire performance, becauseó and Iím sorry to have to keep repeating myself hereó tubeless tires do not have the same risk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

No, it’s precisely the point; a slow leak is...

No, it’s precisely the point; a slow leak is nowhere near as dangerous as sudden, complete loss of air. No one— not the OP, not me, not even you, up to this outlandish moment— has been talking about...
09-28-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By chaadster

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; ...

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; I’ve only seen one, and it looked professionally done…as I recall from many years ago, but it was, at that time, a well used racer. Also, though, I...
09-27-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By chaadster

Spinergy have the 24mm internal width GX Max 650b...

Spinergy have the 24mm internal width GX Max 650b for $839, weighing in at 1450g.

I like my Spnergy GX 700c for gravel as they really smooth out the ride, but with more voluminous 650b, that may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

But of course the tire type does have to do with...

But of course the tire type does have to do with the conditions of the flat, and itís simply unlikely that a punctured, or even cut, tubeless tire will rapidly deflate like a punctured tubed tire, or...
09-26-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,524
Posted By chaadster

Man, it sounds like Wellington, NZ is a...

Man, it sounds like Wellington, NZ is a rough-assed ‘hood!

I’ve always heard that it’s a very cool place and I’ve been hoping to someday visit, but if bikes are gettin’ vic’d off the street to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

I’m not familiar with these tubeless patches...

I’m not familiar with these tubeless patches meant to go inside a tire under the tread, but it sounds like a real PITA to do, raising the question why not just use a plug repair, which is a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By chaadster

14 years was well time for replacement regardless...

14 years was well time for replacement regardless of creaking— which was probably a crack in the shell— because I don’t know what kind of foam or padding wouldn’t have lost loft and resiliency in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

I understand your concern, but think it doesnít...

I understand your concern, but think it doesnít account for tubeless behavior; catastrophic flatting is not really a thing with tubeless. Therefore, my assessment is that flats are more likely in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

That’s a pretty good sized cut, and having lost...

That’s a pretty good sized cut, and having lost about 25psi affirms that, though I also suspect (based on my experience) that the sealant could have done a better job.

As for the future of the...
09-23-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,834
Posted By chaadster

You guys and your Times….you’re killing me! ...

You guys and your Times….you’re killing me! Those bikes are awesome! I’m eagerly awaiting pics of timcruz ‘s amber one. Kudos!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By chaadster

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I...

jonathanf2 I get your preference for 25s, as I prefer the feel and handling as well.

Your question about wear rates is interesting, and I suspect complicated to answer. A wider tire at lower...
09-20-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

:injured:

:injured:
09-20-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

You trying desperately to be clever has never...

You trying desperately to be clever has never worked with me, so you canít really think itís working now, can you? I mean you are what you are, and you should be satisfied with that, and not try to...
09-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

Oh, did you accidentally post the OP under your...

Oh, did you accidentally post the OP under your dark web handle, or is this thread not about you?
09-20-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

Of course, but thatís irrelevant the thread...

Of course, but thatís irrelevant the thread topic. The OP came to BF and asked how to improve their hillclimbing. Some say train with purpose, some say just keep riding around, some say get easier...
09-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

Itís not ďone size fits all,Ē as my comment was...

Itís not ďone size fits all,Ē as my comment was directed to the OP specifically, who, it bears noting, has been ďjust ridingĒ for 2 years already and still canít get up the hill but does want ďto...
09-19-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By chaadster

It has been said upthread already, but let me say...

It has been said upthread already, but let me say it this way: train with purpose.

Going out and just riding is not good enough, you need intensity (as has been mentioned). There are many ways to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x537/image_9e42eb458afa37b9c85ef340cda0f260b7f5b585.jpeg

The graphic is from HED, as I recall; it has been a few years, but that’s what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By chaadster

If thatís the case, how does the chainstay...

If thatís the case, how does the chainstay interfere?
09-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower...

Yeah, there’s lots of talk about “lower pressures,” but few really understand the context and variables, or at least fail to articulate the complexities.

It used to be that even light riders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By chaadster

Are talking about somethingó knee driftó which...

Are talking about somethingó knee driftó which only causes the heel to rotate in on the upstroke? If so, the term ďdropped chainstayĒ may be helpful, as it is a fairly common design feature which may...
09-09-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By chaadster

Iím not experiencing it still, because I gave up...

Iím not experiencing it still, because I gave up on running the extralight casing tubeless, but the issue was constant weeping of the recommended SealSmart sealant through the sidewalls.

I tried...
09-08-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By chaadster

Yes, thatís probably true, but I really wouldnít...

Yes, thatís probably true, but I really wouldnít hesitate to try the standard casing tubeless; itís just the extralight casing thatís the nightmare.

I donít do high mileage on either set of Herse...
09-08-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By chaadster

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on...

I run standard casing Herse Switchback Hill on WTB i23 rims pretty successfully. As I recall, they mounted up easily enough, bit they did take quite a bit of SealSmart before they stabilized pressure...
09-01-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,445
Posted By chaadster

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, thatís...

Exactly. If Conti is making lousy tires, thatís on Conti, regardless of where theyíre making them.
08-29-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By chaadster

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are...

For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are king. Superlight, quick n easy on/off, packable…. I use Fender Bendor for excellent “ass saving” protection, and Mini Mudder front just to protect...
08-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By chaadster

Dude, that’s a score!!

Dude, that’s a score!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I was disappointed just have missed that...

Oh, I was disappointed just have missed that particular trip, not to have missed a chance to go to Spain; Iíve been to Spain several times, often in the capacity of my work as a wine importer. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By chaadster

Broctoon yeah, I have some clubmates who did a...

Broctoon yeah, I have some clubmates who did a Trek tour down in N. Carolina (IIRC) and loved it so much that they came back and started evangelizing the rest of us to join them for a Trek tour in...
08-26-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By chaadster

Hold on now, this is crazy talk! A stitching...

Hold on now, this is crazy talk! A stitching tool??!! The whole point of vulcanizing glue is to chemically bond the patch and tube, so there’s no mechanical bonding required at all. As terrymorse...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By chaadster

I haven’t been on their tours, but I’ve bought...

I haven’t been on their tours, but I’ve bought stuff and been following the touring activities of The Cycling House for years, and what they do seems like it should be right up your alley:...
08-24-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,187
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, itís perhaps a bit much, but on the other...

Yeah, itís perhaps a bit much, but on the other hand, a vest may be easier to load and more stable when riding than just around-the-shoulder (e.g. bandolier) straps.

That said, searching for...
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