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07-07-22, 08:40 AM
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Posted By genejockey

The Vredesteins I used to ride are still...

The Vredesteins I used to ride are still available. (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/vredestein-fortezza-tricomp) Recommended inflation 115-145 psi for the 23mm. I'd be tempted to get some,...
07-07-22, 08:36 AM
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Posted By genejockey

Dude, just, no.

Dude, just, no.
07-07-22, 08:34 AM
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Posted By genejockey

That whole 'PV = nRT' thing. Decrease V while...

That whole 'PV = nRT' thing. Decrease V while holding n and T constant, what happens to P?
07-07-22, 08:32 AM
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Posted By genejockey

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-07-22, 08:26 AM
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Posted By genejockey

Lance had a team car following him.

Lance had a team car following him.
07-07-22, 08:25 AM
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Posted By genejockey

Years ago I used to run Vredestein Fortezzas,...

Years ago I used to run Vredestein Fortezzas, 23mm at 140. Pretty sure the 23 had a limit of 145. They were actually reasonably comfy, because they were supple. Fragile, though. I got a ton of...
07-07-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 219
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Posted By genejockey

Uh, no. If the other riders aren't contesting...

Uh, no. If the other riders aren't contesting it, a "drop" is just cyclists going different speeds.
07-06-22, 09:25 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Just wait till he figures out the 'T' in PV = nRT...

Just wait till he figures out the 'T' in PV = nRT does on a hot day, or a descent with a lot of braking.
07-06-22, 08:35 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Wut

Wut
07-06-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By genejockey

That was what I thought when you made it. ...

That was what I thought when you made it.



Of course. However, assuming you know what that factor is is a game for fools. Plus, it's not just the possibility of the rim blowing apart. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

ha!

ha!
07-06-22, 08:13 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Is the boiler made of lightweight aluminum less...

Is the boiler made of lightweight aluminum less than 2mm thick?
07-06-22, 08:08 PM
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Posted By genejockey

I think you mean, 290 psi.

I think you mean, 290 psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:46 PM
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Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Ha! I have off street parking for 10 bikes!

Ha! I have off street parking for 10 bikes!
07-06-22, 05:41 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Well, if he's a performance artist, he really...

Well, if he's a performance artist, he really commits to the work, because I have met him IRL, and he really is as large and as shirtless as he claims.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

I'm scheduled to get both a COVID booster (2nd)...

I'm scheduled to get both a COVID booster (2nd) and Shingles vaccine this afternoon. I'm curious how that will work out for me.
07-06-22, 05:18 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Now, now. He has excellent skills at...

Now, now. He has excellent skills at facilitating discussions.
07-06-22, 05:15 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Not the primary qualification for a wrench.

Not the primary qualification for a wrench.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

We could park side-by-side in the driveway, but...

We could park side-by-side in the driveway, but Mrs GeneJockey seems to have lost the ability to park so as to leave space for my car.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Pre-wash saves so much time with Rutledges, so...

Pre-wash saves so much time with Rutledges, so you don't have to put all that effort into breaking them in.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

There's an apartment complex in our Post-War...

There's an apartment complex in our Post-War development, with all the spaces that were needed for 1946, what with the complex being close to the commuter rail line and the shopping center, which had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Indeed. What if it had said, "Does Not Contain...

Indeed. What if it had said, "Does Not Contain Fish"?
07-06-22, 04:03 PM
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Posted By genejockey

1) Empirical observation. Ask your physicist...

1) Empirical observation. Ask your physicist coworkers what that means.
2) Shouldn't =/= can't. A lot of things CAN be done, but not all of them should.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

I hope it's a nice basement, at least. Mom and...

I hope it's a nice basement, at least. Mom and Dad's had a tendency to flood, plus it was haunted by the ghost of a snapping turtle.
07-06-22, 02:32 PM
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Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

It's like you knew her.....

It's like you knew her.....
07-06-22, 02:24 PM
07-06-22, 02:17 PM
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Posted By genejockey

At the age Mrs. GeneJockey and I have attained, I...

At the age Mrs. GeneJockey and I have attained, I don't imagine it's necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

This is California. We don't do basements.

This is California. We don't do basements.
07-06-22, 01:38 PM
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Posted By genejockey

Dude. Seriously.

Dude. Seriously.
07-06-22, 01:35 PM
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Posted By genejockey

I'm reminded of the mistake high school students...

I'm reminded of the mistake high school students always make when they learn that the force of friction is not changed by the area of contact, and they think narrow tires should have the same grip as...
07-06-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

He didn't really infer or assume. He concluded,...

He didn't really infer or assume. He concluded, based on the fact that Larry QUOTED the assertion that TdF riders gave up 23mm tires and claimed they had not. It's clear as day. Continuing to...
07-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

Dude. Give it up. You were wrong. No shame in...

Dude. Give it up. You were wrong. No shame in that, only in pushing a bad position when you've been proved wrong.
07-06-22, 01:23 PM
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Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

See post immediately above yours.

See post immediately above yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

When I took a week off recently, I was pleased to...

When I took a week off recently, I was pleased to discover that the roads are a lot emptier during normal working hours than they are when I ride after work, or when I used to ride before.
07-06-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

From the article smd posted - dated 2017: ...

From the article smd posted - dated 2017:
"While air pressure usually varies by riders’ weight, most Tour competitors race on something between 6.5 and 8 bar (94-116psi)."

So, even five years...
07-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

We-e-elll....... Roling resistance and...

We-e-elll.......
Roling resistance and absorbing bumps are measurable things. Your preference may be otherwise, but it's not like you're operating under a different set of physical laws.

But,...
07-06-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

Nah, you see, all those people on multiple news...

Nah, you see, all those people on multiple news sources are all lying. All those pictures showing tires obviously wider than 23mm? Photoshopped. EVERYONE - hundreds of journalists - ALL of them lying...
07-06-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

Now you're simply denying reality.

Now you're simply denying reality.
07-06-22, 12:19 PM
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Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

Regarding whether 23s at 140 psi "work" - a lot...

Regarding whether 23s at 140 psi "work" - a lot of things "work". Carburetors and points/condenser ignition systems "work", but EFI and electronic ignition work better. Cathode ray tubes "work" as...
07-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

Why not just get solid tires? No hearing...

Why not just get solid tires? No hearing protection needed, no pinchflats.
07-06-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

Yes, hence "at the same pressure." PV = nRT....

Yes, hence "at the same pressure."

PV = nRT. It's not just a good idea. It's the Law.
07-06-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

My fastest bike runs on 28s pumped up to 80F/85R....

My fastest bike runs on 28s pumped up to 80F/85R. The slowest is on 23s pumped up to 105/110.
Add to this that TdF riders are also riding wider tires at lower pressures, and achieving higher...
07-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

As far as hearing protection, try pumping the...

As far as hearing protection, try pumping the tires to 40-60 psi, then checking all around both sides of the rim to see that the tire is seated properly and you haven't left any of the tube pinched...
07-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,035
Posted By genejockey

So, in one post you say you've pinchflatted 25s...

So, in one post you say you've pinchflatted 25s even at your ungodly high inflation pressures, and then you say you ride 23s just fine. Choose an opinion and stick with it.

As for why wider tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Because we live in one of the most expensive...

Because we live in one of the most expensive places to live in the entire world, AND we have a LOT of equity in the house. We can't afford to stay here without my current income.

I'd prefer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Years ago, he had a friend who was a contractor,...

Years ago, he had a friend who was a contractor, who used to complain about things like the fall protection requirements. Then he fell, and screwed up his back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

After a couple disasters - Performance Ultra...

After a couple disasters - Performance Ultra bibs, and The Black Bibs $60 bibs - I'm inclined to stick with Louis Garneau FitSensor bibs, because I know I can get through a 5 hour ride comfortably. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Is it still a boycott if you couldn't afford...

Is it still a boycott if you couldn't afford their stuff in the first place?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 3,465
Posted By genejockey

Probably because someone, somewhere had to be...

Probably because someone, somewhere had to be told.

It reminds me of the saying my brother shared with me - "OSHA regulations are written in smoke and blood." - they exist because someone,...
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