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09-13-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,227
Posted By HTupolev

Only if you keep Strava running the whole time.

Only if you keep Strava running the whole time.
08-21-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By HTupolev

If you're specifically looking for knobbies,...

If you're specifically looking for knobbies, there really aren't a lot of options. CX tubulars are a pretty niche market, and 33mm is the norm. You might look at FMB: some of their CX knobbies are...
08-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,184
Posted By HTupolev

Somewhat, although it's unlikely to shift as well...

Somewhat, although it's unlikely to shift as well as the 812 in that case. I actually know a guy who was using an 11-46 cassette with the 810 on a 2x drivetrain, but it was really straining the...
08-08-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,175
Posted By HTupolev

Why do you think that people buying high-end...

Why do you think that people buying high-end bikes aren't okay with spending one or two thousand dollars for an extra mph?
08-07-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By HTupolev

Hold on a second. Are you literally claiming that...

Hold on a second. Are you literally claiming that all of the brands that sell tires from Panaracer - such as Soma, Fairweather, Simworks, Swifttire, or Rene Herse - are using Panaracer as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By HTupolev

If you have the bicycle, you're in a far better...

If you have the bicycle, you're in a far better position than any of us to check if the clearances are adequate. A 28mm tire is going to add around 1.5mm to either side and 3mm above, compared with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By HTupolev

Rene Herse slicks with the Extralight casing.

Rene Herse slicks with the Extralight casing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on how slow the slow tires are. My...

Depends on how slow the slow tires are.

My gravel bike which runs 2.1" performance-oriented slicks trends a few percent slower on the road than my skinny-tired road bikes.

How much slowness is...
07-31-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By HTupolev

Panaracer is a tire manufacturer, and Soma's...

Panaracer is a tire manufacturer, and Soma's tires (and many other small brands) are manufactured by Panaracer. They are not rebranded Chaoyang tires.


I combed through their catalog, and it...
07-29-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,175
Posted By HTupolev

I brought it up and he denied its relevance....

I brought it up and he denied its relevance. People it doesn't affect tend to struggle to understand the way it impacts road fits (and why TT/Tri fits are nearly-ubiquitous in using forward saddle...
07-28-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 874
Posted By HTupolev

This isn't a Walmart bike, and hookless was the...

This isn't a Walmart bike, and hookless was the clincher norm for a very long time until hooks started to take over during the 1970s.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By HTupolev

If we're talking about flat-ground cruising...

If we're talking about flat-ground cruising speeds, you're probably off by a factor of at least a thousand. And the real number might realistically be a few thousand per wheel, depending on various...
07-24-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,946
Posted By HTupolev

For long rides? Yes, but I also wouldn't skip the...

For long rides? Yes, but I also wouldn't skip the chamois.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,587
Posted By HTupolev

Is that because you're pedaling harder, or...

Is that because you're pedaling harder, or because you're better at mountain biking?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By HTupolev

If you're expecting the narrow option to preclude...

If you're expecting the narrow option to preclude comfortable pressure choice on the roads you'll be riding, the wider choice may well be faster.
07-20-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

We're not prioritizing anything in particular....

We're not prioritizing anything in particular. We're saying that the wheels you're talking about aren't particularly high on the cost spectrum and end up having trade-off balances in strength,...
07-19-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

Gravel, although depending on use case there's...

Gravel, although depending on use case there's not always a need to differentiate.


I was using "superlight" a little frivolously. Relatively few rim-brake 26er wheelsets made today are very...
07-19-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

Aero factors don't require any particular speed...

Aero factors don't require any particular speed to come into play, and I go 20+ pedaling on my drop-bar conversion quite frequently, especially when it's on paved roads. When I go on mixed-surface...
07-19-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

What do you mean? Why wouldn't aero be a useful...

What do you mean? Why wouldn't aero be a useful aspect of a high end gravel wheel?
07-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

Not sure I'd agree there. There are a number of...

Not sure I'd agree there. There are a number of choices that are *fine*, but they're neither superlight nor particularly aerodynamic. And truly new designs are very thin: there are only a couple...
07-18-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

Salsa may have helped revitalize flared drops,...

Salsa may have helped revitalize flared drops, but they've been the norm for most of the history of drop handlebars.


That explains a small amount of flare. When a bar goes beyond that into...
07-15-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,175
Posted By HTupolev

No they don't. Typical TT bike fits increase...

No they don't. Typical TT bike fits increase tolerable lowness by rotating the whole rider forward, including putting the saddle much farther forward than on a road fit for the same rider. One major...
07-15-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By HTupolev

Middle ring looks like it might be mounted...

Middle ring looks like it might be mounted backwards. Usually a bevel just below the teeth should face inboard. Having it reversed could widen the gap between the teeth on the middle and big rings,...
07-14-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,175
Posted By HTupolev

For the vast majority of riders, I think this is...

For the vast majority of riders, I think this is a false premise. Even among slim and fit roadies, most choose fits that don't involve flipping and slamming the front-end fit to its limits. And if...
07-14-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,175
Posted By HTupolev

Overweight has little to do with it. For most...

Overweight has little to do with it. For most people, the bottleneck for angle between torso and legs is flexibility, not belly obstruction. In fact that's probably true for Robbie, since otherwise...
07-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,827
Posted By HTupolev

Starting from an old MTB is usually driven by...

Starting from an old MTB is usually driven by convenience and/or economy. They're used because they can often be found cheap, are versatile as a base to built from, and often already have a lot of...
07-14-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,742
Posted By HTupolev

I suspect this is the case for a lot of fast...

I suspect this is the case for a lot of fast stuff, road hum with supple tires being another example.
07-14-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,446
Posted By HTupolev

Triples were around in the 1800s, so I would...

Triples were around in the 1800s, so I would guess that the number of people touring on 10-speed drivetrains prior to their invention was fairly small.


People making small frequently shifts...
07-08-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By HTupolev

They can be, but narrow-wide chainrings are in...

They can be, but narrow-wide chainrings are in general 1x-specific. The narrow-wide profile is specifically intended to prevent the chain from derailing, which obviously is problematic if you're...
07-08-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By HTupolev

From the OP telling us in post #4 that their FTP...

From the OP telling us in post #4 that their FTP is 305W.


Depends on their bike+rider weight and the climbs they're doing. We know that the OP is badly bottomed out even with a 1:1 low gear.
07-08-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By HTupolev

Given that the OP has a >300W FTP, they probably...

Given that the OP has a >300W FTP, they probably will miss the top-end if this is being used in a mixed-surface capacity. There's even a fair chance that they have use for another gear or two higher....
07-07-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,175
Posted By HTupolev

Correct, but "most people" is indeed most people,...

Correct, but "most people" is indeed most people, which is why "most people" are dismissive of your geometry opinions. High-level racers who ride with super-low back angles are usually putting down...
07-07-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,953
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on how big the performance difference is,...

Depends on how big the performance difference is, what your setup is like, the particular geometry of the hybrid, and what sort of fit the rider would require from a performance-oriented build.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By HTupolev

Seypat's comment about "big cogs", plus the...

Seypat's comment about "big cogs", plus the reference to weight, made it sound like they were referring to what their bottom-end gears were worth on a climb.


Yeah, the comment referred to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By HTupolev

When there's something wrong with them that's not...

When there's something wrong with them that's not convenient to deal with.

A couple years ago, the soles on my MTB shoes started separating from the main body of the shoe. So I reattached them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By HTupolev

It makes sense as a very rough approximation...

It makes sense as a very rough approximation across some common road cassette sizes.

200 pounds, plus say 20 pounds of bicycle, means that a ten pound difference is something like 230 vs 220....
07-06-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By HTupolev

In order thread nuts onto an axle, it needs to...

In order thread nuts onto an axle, it needs to protrude significantly beyond the outboard faces of the dropouts. Axles intended to be used with quick-release skewers generally don't do this, because...
07-06-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

Unless you're always filling your tires with pure...

Unless you're always filling your tires with pure CO2 instead of air, the Ideal Gas Law is going to approximate the scenario we're talking about quite closely. And even for pure CO2 it won't be...
07-06-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

It's really hard to give a simple answer because...

It's really hard to give a simple answer because it depends on all parts of the system. Inner tubes and bead hooks both increase the safety margin against blow-offs, although of course this can be...
07-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

No, "inference" generally implies that nontrivial...

No, "inference" generally implies that nontrivial logical steps were taken to reach a conclusion. That's not the case here.
07-06-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not "moving goal posts", you just didn't read...

I'm not "moving goal posts", you just didn't read the prior conversation. I assumed that he meant 23mm or less because that's literally what he was writing in reference to.
07-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

What are you talking about? I didn't "infer"...

What are you talking about? I didn't "infer" anything. Larry was directly objecting to icemilkcoffee's claim that TdF riders were going bigger than 23s:

​​​​​​This isn't true, you cant trust...
07-06-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, I know. Larry seems to be implying that...

Yes, I know. Larry seems to be implying that they're going narrower than that.
07-06-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

Sure, but we're speaking contextually: Larry is...

Sure, but we're speaking contextually: Larry is suggesting that the tires they're using are narrower than what they're claimed to be using.
07-06-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

Their equipment is visible in plain sight. You're...

Their equipment is visible in plain sight. You're claiming that commentators, support staff, racers, and basically the entire French public are part of a conspiracy being controlled by, I guess,...
07-06-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

You don't need to pump to such high pressures,...

You don't need to pump to such high pressures, and there extreme stresses at the contact patch are distributed over more area, which is good for both durability and wear life.


Spring rate...
07-06-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By HTupolev

If you want hearing protection, use hearing...

If you want hearing protection, use hearing protection. Earplugs are widely-available and cheap.

Make sure you're putting a bit of air in your tubes before seating the tire, and make sure the...
07-06-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,960
Posted By HTupolev

[/color] Actually, I think we're both sizing...

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Actually, I think we're both sizing our chains correctly.


I think you misread my original post. I was saying that your bike largely does jive with extrapolating chain length from A and...
07-05-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,960
Posted By HTupolev

Unless I'm misinterpreting what you mean by...

Unless I'm misinterpreting what you mean by "standoff necessary", a lot of derailleurs don't really have this. Notably, models that have sprung b-pivots will often approach the black drawing below if...
07-05-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,960
Posted By HTupolev

No. Rear derailleur wrap does not eat up the max...

No. Rear derailleur wrap does not eat up the max chainstay length that can be used with a given chain length on a given set of sprockets. When pushing chainstay length to the limit for a given chain...
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