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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By urbanknight

We need to know (1) How fast the OP likes/needs...

We need to know (1) How fast the OP likes/needs to pedal, (2) the slowest the OP rides up their steepest climbs, (3) what cadence range the OP is comfortable sustaining. Anything else?

But yeah, a...
10-02-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By urbanknight

If the wheel can be brought to decent true...

If the wheel can be brought to decent true without going outside of proper spoke tension, fine. Otherwise, scrap the rim.
10-02-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,794
Posted By urbanknight

Wow, that's some kind of weird glitch. Fixed it...

Wow, that's some kind of weird glitch. Fixed it now.
10-02-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,794
Posted By urbanknight

Oh, a PhD! Totally possible, but I...

Oh, a PhD!


Totally possible, but I wouldn't worry about silly assumptions made by someone rude enough to put me as risk.


Spoken like somebody who hasn't aged enough to have limited mobility...
10-01-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By urbanknight

To be fair, Shimano has made multiple types of...

To be fair, Shimano has made multiple types of pedals in many different models. While SPD and SPD-SL are noticeably different, I would expect a newbie to have a hack of a time telling between SPD-SL...
10-01-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,794
Posted By urbanknight

Yeah, just poking fun at the semantics.

Yeah, just poking fun at the semantics.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By urbanknight

That might depend on your comfortable cadence...

That might depend on your comfortable cadence range. Yours seems to be lower than average for an enthusiast.
09-30-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,111
Posted By urbanknight

Yesterday, I did a 1 hour ride in rush hour that...

Yesterday, I did a 1 hour ride in rush hour that must have had the most polite motorists ever. Not even a close pass! Three of the times I had to move into the left turn lane, the vehicles slowed or...
09-30-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,794
Posted By urbanknight

One race I was in, I was sucking this guy's wheel...

One race I was in, I was sucking this guy's wheel because he was the largest rider in the pack. I didn't notice that he was drifting all the way to the back until he let a snot rocket fly and it hit...
09-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,794
Posted By urbanknight

So it is worthy if you have anger management...

So it is worthy if you have anger management problems? :foo: j/k


The safest way to look behind you is to dip your head down and peak under your arm pit. You won't be able to read the guy's...
09-29-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,794
Posted By urbanknight

Natural consequences are my favorite type.

Natural consequences are my favorite type.
09-29-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,048
Posted By urbanknight

Absolutely. This isn't an either/or situation.

Absolutely. This isn't an either/or situation.
09-28-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,048
Posted By urbanknight

Most helmets approved by CPSC (or similar...

Most helmets approved by CPSC (or similar agencies) protect about the same. The higher price tag is generally for looks, ventilation, and/or aerodynamics. Besides, even the best helmet won't make a...
09-28-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,048
Posted By urbanknight

I take comfort in confirming that my camera will...

I take comfort in confirming that my camera will show most license plates that come anywhere close to touching me... and even if that's too late for me, my wife will be able to have a more...
09-27-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,828
Posted By urbanknight

Net worth!

Net worth!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 960
Posted By urbanknight

[/list] When you put the two factors together...

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When you put the two factors together like that, it made me realize that the OP could be putting more pressure on their hands to alleviate the discomfort of the saddle.

OP: Keep looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By urbanknight

I have considered similar setups. You will be at...

I have considered similar setups. You will be at about 100 RPM by 30 MPH, so if you like pedaling much past that you may want to consider a double (or at least a bigger chainring if you don't need...
09-27-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,048
Posted By urbanknight

I have a handlebar camera and a seatpost camera....

I have a handlebar camera and a seatpost camera. Pointing to it seems to stop any rage behavior, but I haven't had anything worth filing a report for yet. I hesitate to get a helmet mounted camera...
09-27-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,828
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, but you can only exaggerate one of them.

Yes, but you can only exaggerate one of them.
09-25-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By urbanknight

If I had a bike I would only ride a few times per...

If I had a bike I would only ride a few times per year and couldn't do regular maintenance on myself, I'd run tubes.
09-25-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,288
Posted By urbanknight

Was the charity for some disease or injury you or...

Was the charity for some disease or injury you or a family member suffers from?
09-25-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 757
Posted By urbanknight

When I worked in a bike shop, we actually had a...

When I worked in a bike shop, we actually had a guy come in asking if we sold used bikes and if we had a beat up Huffy or Murray. We said we had new bikes to fit almost any budget, and he explained...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By urbanknight

It felt like it to me. Worst part of Encino was...

It felt like it to me. Worst part of Encino was this dip in turn 3 that would sometimes catch riders off guard in the final sprint and they'd lose traction. That 335m sounds crazy! I thought it was...
09-24-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By urbanknight

Still, put an old beach towel under the bike with...

Still, put an old beach towel under the bike with that beautiful and light colored carpet! lol
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By urbanknight

That's entirely possible (no offense taken), my...

That's entirely possible (no offense taken), my Olympic dreams were abandoned decades ago and ITT was definitely not my best event (though I was pretty good at pursuit... go figure). I raced at...
09-24-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By urbanknight

Looks like plenty of room to lower the FD. I have...

Looks like plenty of room to lower the FD. I have done similar things to older bikes before and it works fine. There should be plenty of square taper compact cranks out there to choose from.
09-24-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By urbanknight

Agreed, and other brands of cranksets will work...

Agreed, and other brands of cranksets will work just fine with a Campy drivetrain. I would personally just try to find a compact crankset with the same interface as your current bottom bracket to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By urbanknight

Yeah, I read that post, and if you read mine...

Yeah, I read that post, and if you read mine you’d see I had a totally different experience, and that many others that day felt similarly. Maybe it was because I weighed 125 back then, but I felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By urbanknight

I don't know if they still do, but they used to...

I don't know if they still do, but they used to hold TT championships at Lake Los Angeles and I remember leaving my disc in the car and many competitors did the same. Rumor had it someone drifted off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By urbanknight

If it's not super windy, go with the disc. When...

If it's not super windy, go with the disc. When you warm up, if it feels like the wind is pulling you around too much, switch to the 808.
09-22-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By urbanknight

Yeah, I learned that the seller's tape measure is...

Yeah, I learned that the seller's tape measure is often less accurate than my guess based on a picture.
09-21-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By urbanknight

As mentioned above, the only way to find out is...

As mentioned above, the only way to find out is to try it. One trick I learned years ago that still seems to impress riding buddies: Put the wheel on the ground with the last bit of unseated bead on...
09-21-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By urbanknight

Hmmm, I only see 2 posts that ARE condescending...

Hmmm, I only see 2 posts that ARE condescending or sarcastic... 3 if you count yours.
09-21-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By urbanknight

Most of the time it's because the person is...

Most of the time it's because the person is looking at an ad for said bike, quite often miles away from them, so they are unable to measure the bike manually.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By urbanknight

I too was not impressed with the Gavia tires....

I too was not impressed with the Gavia tires. They fit so loose that they fell out of place any time I let half the air out and I couldn't even get them to seat after taking them off to clean the old...
09-20-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By urbanknight

Back in the steel frame traditional geometry era,...

Back in the steel frame traditional geometry era, I was fairly good at guessing size by sight. Compact geometry and wildly varied tubing thickness gives me no clue.
09-19-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,386
Posted By urbanknight

Oh, absolutely agreed. I think that's the...

Oh, absolutely agreed. I think that's the underlying theme of all these threads. Take the lane or take the shoulder, take the MUP or take the road, use the crosswalk or use the turn lane, stop at the...
09-19-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,386
Posted By urbanknight

I have had more close calls on MUP's than regular...

I have had more close calls on MUP's than regular roads, most likely because the roads are regulated better (no rule to check your blind spot, signal, stop suddenly, etc. on the path). Yes, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By urbanknight

Here are some, but they are discontinued and will...

Here are some, but they are discontinued and will be gone sooner or later....
09-18-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By urbanknight

I have done just the opposite (I used to be proud...

I have done just the opposite (I used to be proud that the wheels only made a sound when the seam of the rim went by), and it's because the extreme dishing and desires for lightweight rims made such...
09-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By urbanknight

Interesting theory. There's two of those strips...

Interesting theory. There's two of those strips for one roll of tape, but the one roll is meant for two layers, so your idea could be if I wanted to do two wheels (single layer) with one roll.
09-16-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By urbanknight

Bueller? Bueller? Ah well, I want to get these...

Bueller? Bueller? Ah well, I want to get these wheels rolling, so I'll just put the tubeless tape on as per the instructions and ditch these strips.
09-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,018
Posted By urbanknight

That's kind of funny since that configuration...

That's kind of funny since that configuration should allow for more balanced tension between the two sides, but a handbuilt wheel with a Rhynolite rim and 32 or 36 spokes should be stronger than...
09-16-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,018
Posted By urbanknight

While I'm inclined to agree with ditching this...

While I'm inclined to agree with ditching this strange wheel for something with more spokes and a stronger rim, where do you find prices that low? Most quality rims go for well over $50 today, double...
09-15-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,018
Posted By urbanknight

The main brands (Sapim, DT Swiss) are about the...

The main brands (Sapim, DT Swiss) are about the same in my eye, and as someone already mentioned, 14g double butted is a great choice made by both of those brands. Your builder will likely insist on...
09-15-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,018
Posted By urbanknight

I know/knew riders much heavier than you who got...

I know/knew riders much heavier than you who got tens of thousands of miles out of similar bikes. Having new spokes properly balanced and tensioned by a skilled person should alleviate your problems.
09-15-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By urbanknight

2 strips of tape came with my tubeless tape

The tape that came with the rims I just bought have two strips of tape with them. The instructions don’t mention these strips, which resemble finishing tape for the handlebars. Anybody know what...
09-15-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By urbanknight

Well, I would check it just to make them even....

Well, I would check it just to make them even. When truing, I will come upon neighboring spokes (of the same side) which are quite a bit off from each other, and I know balancing them will not affect...
09-15-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,018
Posted By urbanknight

Handbuilt by a competent builder? That sounds...

Handbuilt by a competent builder? That sounds good to me, although hard to tell without specific models. As others have mentioned, the biggest importance is that they are tensioned correctly and...
09-14-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,230
Posted By urbanknight

Since 2010 for me. Don't recall his name, but he...

Since 2010 for me. Don't recall his name, but he was former military and rode a very small frame. That's about all I can remember. But yeah, Mary, Vic, Oleg... that was the bunch.
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