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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By msu2001la

Caley Fretz is awesome and definitely is not done...

Caley Fretz is awesome and definitely is not done writing and talking about cycling. Same goes for Dave Rome, who has a passion for tools and tech and also a great storyteller. These guys are going...
11-16-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By msu2001la

Accu-gage is the one I have as well. Mine goes up...

Accu-gage is the one I have as well. Mine goes up to 60psi max and has easy to read 1psi increments on the dial. It wasn't very expensive - probably around $15. I like that it's analog - there's very...
11-15-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By msu2001la

I do a few gravel rides with a group and lots of...

I do a few gravel rides with a group and lots of people do this. We have around 10-15 miles of paved riding to get to the trails, so people will start out with higher PSI and then air down at the...
11-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,181
Posted By msu2001la

Are speed limits on MUP's even enforceable? It...

Are speed limits on MUP's even enforceable?
It seems unlikely that these would survive a court challenge.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By msu2001la

Rim-to-disc conversions seem to fall into two...

Rim-to-disc conversions seem to fall into two categories:

1. An exercise in custom frame fabrication and welding by someone who wants to resto-mod a unique vintage bike and/or prove the internet...
11-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By msu2001la

Another option here might be Hope hubs. The...

Another option here might be Hope hubs. The centerlock models max at 32 hole, but they have a 6 bolt hub that goes up to 36.
PWB has them priced at $330, and combined weight is a respectable 485g....
10-31-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By msu2001la

Just to confirm the question in the OP: I would...

Just to confirm the question in the OP: I would definitely NOT hang a carbon bike from the frame. Personally I wouldn't even do this to store a bike inside, but on a vehicle rack where it'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By msu2001la

Agree 100%. If 46/33 is the lowest climbing gear...

Agree 100%. If 46/33 is the lowest climbing gear needed, I'd go with a smaller ring and maybe consider running a 10-28 cassette, for the exact reasons you stated.

For me, a 46/10 is too big for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By msu2001la

Yup. You'll see a lot of people talking about...

Yup. You'll see a lot of people talking about range but for flat road riding the jumps/gaps between gears is a bigger factor, and the range can be quite narrow.

It's worth comparing the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 934
Posted By msu2001la

I run a 44T with an 11-32 for road riding. It's...

I run a 44T with an 11-32 for road riding. It's fine around here on flat roads and small rollers, I have no problem keeping up with the group road rides that I do. This gearing would suck for big...
10-21-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By msu2001la

I'm late to this thread - but if anyone is...

I'm late to this thread - but if anyone is considering XTR pedals they should google "XTR pedal seal" and read about this issue. I have a pair of XTR pedals that I got in 2020 and one of the seals is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,769
Posted By msu2001la

we should totally argue about the cost of a bike...

we should totally argue about the cost of a bike bell (that someone gave me as a gift).
10-17-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By msu2001la

Wow, I'm not normally one to opine on bike...

Wow, I'm not normally one to opine on bike aesthetics, but I'm definitely glad to hear that the OP went with the Seven.
10-14-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 729
Posted By msu2001la

On the other hand, some regular socks are super...

On the other hand, some regular socks are super thin. I wear the thin ones when cycling in the summer and thicker ones on the winter. Same applies toÖ walking.
10-14-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 729
Posted By msu2001la

Unpopular opinion - cycling socks are just...

Unpopular opinion - cycling socks are just regular socks with logos on them.
10-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By msu2001la

Bikes inside the car are great and would always...

Bikes inside the car are great and would always be my preferred option if space allows, but there are some issues with this approach as well. Carbon frames, wheels and handlebars are easily damaged...
10-14-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By msu2001la

Agree. Aside from ease of access, having bikes on...

Agree. Aside from ease of access, having bikes on the roof is a huge aerodynamic drag. I see a noticeable drop in highway fuel economy when carrying bikes up there, plus it's noisy. They also seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,769
Posted By msu2001la

Bells are awesome on MUP's. Someone gave me this...

Bells are awesome on MUP's. Someone gave me this one as a gift and I like it a lot - takes up very little handlebar space and makes a pleasing ding sound.

Oi Luxe Bike Bell | Style & Tone | Knog...
10-12-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By msu2001la

I think you'll find that most people use: ...

I think you'll find that most people use:

hitch mounted racks
bikes inside their vehicles
roof mounted racks
trunk mounted racks

There are a number of reasons why someone might choose...
10-10-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By msu2001la

The name "Race 28" is super confusing to me,...

The name "Race 28" is super confusing to me, because as near as I can tell it has nothing to do with size, but these are definitely 700c tubes.
The standard size is listed as 700x20c > 700x25c....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By msu2001la

GP5000 tubed tires = easy to mount on any rim,...

GP5000 tubed tires = easy to mount on any rim, maybe just a single tire lever needed. Same as any other tire.
GP5000 TL = awful and need a bead jack and/or multiple levers to get on any rim. Lots...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By msu2001la

Another happy Zipp 303S owner here. From my...

Another happy Zipp 303S owner here.
From my perspective the hookless aspect is a non-factor. I was planning on only running tubeless tires on these wheels regardless, and I have no need to go over...
10-05-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,257
Posted By msu2001la

You all need to chill out with this brutish "bike...

You all need to chill out with this brutish "bike up" nonsense.

In my group rides we politely say to each other in dulcet tones "say chap, it looks like there's another cyclist on the trail coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By msu2001la

Most of this conversation about gear jumps and...

Most of this conversation about gear jumps and cadence at specific speeds is likely solved by running an 11-32 cassette on a set of road wheels. Unless the OP is riding up some serious/long climbs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,002
Posted By msu2001la

Agree. I'd say this is the #1 most important...

Agree. I'd say this is the #1 most important thing. Show up with the mindset that you're new at this and therefore need to learn some new skills.

This can sometimes be a difficult thing for people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By msu2001la

I posted this in your other thread: 40/11 is...

I posted this in your other thread:

40/11 is pretty low top gear and those Gravel King SK 38mm tires will also be a bit draggy for long road rides. Also the 11-42 cassette has some pretty big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By msu2001la

I've seen enough rolled tubulars in my time to...

I've seen enough rolled tubulars in my time to know that this also isn't a bullet proof solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By msu2001la

HED now makes a wheel for those who can't decide....

HED now makes a wheel for those who can't decide. The Jet 180.

I thought this was some kind of April fools joke when I first saw it:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 676
Posted By msu2001la

My point is that the gauge on most cheap pumps...

My point is that the gauge on most cheap pumps isnít very good at measuring how much air is actually in a tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 676
Posted By msu2001la

Totally agree that the gauges on most floor pumps...

Totally agree that the gauges on most floor pumps are not particularly accurate or precise. My Topeak Joe Blow floor pump can easily be +/- 5psi and I also lose a bit of air when removing the chuck. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By msu2001la

If you can't see or hear your rotors rubbing, and...

If you can't see or hear your rotors rubbing, and find no evidence that they've been rubbing, and don't notice that the wheels spin any slower, are they actually rubbing?

This might be more of a...
09-19-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By msu2001la

If I were the OP, I'd be taking a hard look at...

If I were the OP, I'd be taking a hard look at what Light Bicycle has to offer. They've got a rim brake carbon wheelset that is 21mm internal, 28mm external. 46mm depth and tubeless ready. This would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By msu2001la

I have at least 8000 miles on various Continental...

I have at least 8000 miles on various Continental GP 5000 tubless tires (both TL and S TR) in sizes 25mm- 32mm, every ride starts in the city, and have yet to have a puncture that didn't seal up on...
09-19-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By msu2001la

I'm a fan of the wall hooks that swivel. This way...

I'm a fan of the wall hooks that swivel. This way you can hang bikes by front (or rear) wheel and fold them so they're more "flat" against the wall.
I use this Topeak "swing-up" model that works...
09-16-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By msu2001la

OP: You'd be fine running 32mm on those rims. The...

OP: You'd be fine running 32mm on those rims. The only caveat I'd add is that it's not going to give you the most optimal tire shape in terms of handling, so if you're planning on routinely railing...
09-09-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By msu2001la

Thru axles and standard sizes - a cautionary tale

I somehow managed to strip out the allen bolt head on one of my thru-axles. (yes... user error) Thankfully the stock thru-axle has a 5mm head on both sides, so I was able to unscrew it from the other...
09-09-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By msu2001la

Just here to say that a Trek 950 was an awesome...

Just here to say that a Trek 950 was an awesome bike back in the day. Those 90's Trek frames were pretty sweet. I admit to some nostalgia factor here.
I had a 1997 Trek 850 that I purchased brand...
09-09-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By msu2001la

If you can get a 105 bike for $1500, that would...

If you can get a 105 bike for $1500, that would be my first choice. There's a lot of value there, even if the frame is aluminum and not carbon. Assuming all other things are equal, spending another...
09-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

I bet somewhere out there, there's a kayaking or...

I bet somewhere out there, there's a kayaking or SUP forum with a thread complaining about electric surfboards.
09-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

40mph+ e-bikes are not common and equating them...

40mph+ e-bikes are not common and equating them with what someone typically sees on their local MUP is silly.
09-06-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

My neighbor's teenage kid drives a 400+ HP car...

My neighbor's teenage kid drives a 400+ HP car that will go 150mph+, but sure... age and speed limits for e-bikes because they're so dangerous and what not.
09-06-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely...

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely wanted something like that when I was a kid. I didn't care about the "physical fitness" aspect of cycling until I was much older. I rode bikes because...
09-06-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

We've got scooters all over here. It's fine. ...

We've got scooters all over here. It's fine.

I ride them once in a while when I can't find a bike to check-out, but I prefer the bikes. The smaller wheels on the scooter make the handling a little...
09-06-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By msu2001la

I ride our bike-share e-bikes for commuting all...

I ride our bike-share e-bikes for commuting all the time. They're awesome. I can ride 4 miles in 15-20 minutes during the middle of the summer through the center of the city and not break a sweat.
...
09-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,298
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know anything about the Pathfinder tire...

I don't know anything about the Pathfinder tire in particular, but I frequently swap between GP 5000's (I've run both 28mm and 32mm, both are equally fast) and various 33mm-35mm gravel/cx tires and...
08-28-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,600
Posted By msu2001la

The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championship may be in...

The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championship may be in your future:
​​​​​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Headwind_Cycling_Championships
...
08-25-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,600
Posted By msu2001la

I find apps like Windy and Sailflow to work...

I find apps like Windy and Sailflow to work pretty well at forecasting wind speed and direction. I also have a general weather radar app that includes a wind direction layer on it that is usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By msu2001la

As an alternative, you can just add shims to the...

As an alternative, you can just add shims to the rotors on the wheelset that is mis-aligned.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,163
Posted By msu2001la

I've owned all flavors of the GP5000 (tubed, TL...

I've owned all flavors of the GP5000 (tubed, TL and now S-TR) and they're all great. I don't find them any more prone to flats than any other tire I've used.
Any difference between these and the...
08-05-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,967
Posted By msu2001la

I was thinking about this today more. I run...

I was thinking about this today more. I run 700x28 road tires on my CX bike, which can also officially handle up to 700x45mm, but I'm guessing 47mm is no problem. I've never used anything wider than...
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