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09-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By chaadster

I donít know what you think ďhysteresisĒ means,...

I donít know what you think ďhysteresisĒ means, but in various testing both by independents and manufacturers, TPU tubes have about the same rolling resistance as latex while being substantially...
09-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By chaadster

Iím running a patched Aerothan nearly a month...

Iím running a patched Aerothan nearly a month now, and it seems fine. I used a Lezyne self-adhesive, having only wiped and dried the patch area.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By chaadster

I was just talking about Assenmacher frames a...

I was just talking about Assenmacher frames a couple of weeks ago…they’re the only reason I know where Swartz Creek is! Well, not the only, as I did route Indian Trials buses for awhile, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,780
Posted By chaadster

I think some people are conflating threaded...

I think some people are conflating threaded bottom brackets with cartridge bottom brackets.
09-24-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By chaadster

I bought a frameset from Adrenaline back in ‘12...

I bought a frameset from Adrenaline back in ‘12 and had them do a custom build for me. They were great to work with, and kept me updated on the build with pics, even. We had a back and forth as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By chaadster

I have some standard width Northwave Celsius...

I have some standard width Northwave Celsius Arctic winter boots for my sloghtly-on-the-wider side feet, and the Celsius are roomy, particularly theough the mid-foot and toes. It may be...
09-21-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By chaadster

Latex also tends to tear or rip when punctured,...

Latex also tends to tear or rip when punctured, something TPU doesn’t do, so in the case of a puncture, it’s more likely to be a
slow leak with TPU and sudden with latex. Butyl is somewhere in the...
09-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By chaadster

Don’t forget about TPU tubes, OP, like the...

Don’t forget about TPU tubes, OP, like the Schwalbe Aerothan. They’re lighter, more durable or puncture resistant, less fussy to work with, and hold air better, so are probably the perfect...
09-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By chaadster

I have a Tempo Argo R3 too, and I just did my...

I have a Tempo Argo R3 too, and I just did my longest gravel ride on it yet a couple of weekends ago, doing about 65 miles. It had been good on shorter rides, and even after 4 hours on it I was still...
09-20-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By chaadster

My first cutout saddle was a Brooks which came as...

My first cutout saddle was a Brooks which came as a hand-me-down from my father on a ‘60s Hercules English racing bike. I remember it well; this was at least 40 years ago, and nearly three decades...
09-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,026
Posted By chaadster

I fixed a spontaneous “garage flat” with a...

I fixed a spontaneous “garage flat” with a replacement tube, loaded it on the car to go ride with friends, and halfway there got poured on so hard that the ride was called off. So, I took my bike...
09-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I wouldnít burn that at night myself. ...

Yeah, I wouldnít burn that at night myself.

Iím sure this gets discussed in the Safety and Advocacy forum all the time, but Iím definitely in the ďtoo much is more than enoughĒ camp.
09-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By chaadster

HmmÖI guess some have network selection menus,...

HmmÖI guess some have network selection menus, but do those that donít, e.g. Wahoo Bolt, which claims to use 5 networks, switch automatically between the GNSS options? Iíd assume it picks which...
09-20-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By chaadster

Thatís all it takes. Good shift habits go a long...

Thatís all it takes. Good shift habits go a long way towards protecting equipment, and avoiding front downshifts under poweró or applying power too early, ahead of shift completionó is a good way to...
09-20-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By chaadster

The new ones use lots of networks, so GPS,...

The new ones use lots of networks, so GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS.
09-19-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By chaadster

I have a GoPro Hero4 Session: 1. It’s old;...

I have a GoPro Hero4 Session:

1. It’s old; bought on release, so maybe ‘15? Dunno.

2. above all, I like that it’s super tiny.

3. I dislike the short battery life primarily, but there are...
09-19-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By chaadster

To bend a chain, you need not only to drop it,...

To bend a chain, you need not only to drop it, but to slam on the pedals as well.
09-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,119
Posted By chaadster

Good deal! In Ď94 or thereabouts I bought a Ď74...

Good deal! In Ď94 or thereabouts I bought a Ď74 Toyota Corolla 4dr for $400. It was a well-whipped ride, but I had my VW Westy on stands getting outfitted for a tour, and my Ď74 Honda CB 500T...
09-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By chaadster

Lemme guess, “and you know what’s worse than Vs?...

Lemme guess, “and you know what’s worse than Vs? Discs.” :bike:
09-19-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By chaadster

Wow! 350 lumen taillights are wicked!

Wow! 350 lumen taillights are wicked!
09-19-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,119
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I hang occasionally with the Points and...

Yeah, I hang occasionally with the Points and Condenser Preservation Society, so you know what they’re about! Annual Spring dust-off and Fall color tours with them were always fun and are still on my...
09-19-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By chaadster

It’s pitiful to see people struggling to solve...

It’s pitiful to see people struggling to solve bike issues were solved literally 30 years ago…then solved again about 18 years ago. Super sad.

Seriously, slap some V-brakes on that thing at least...
09-18-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By chaadster

Haha! **** cantis!

Haha! **** cantis!
09-18-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By chaadster

What are the quality factors you all are...

What are the quality factors you all are considering in the assessment of these axles? It seems to me they don’t do much more than screw in…

I had RAP axles on my T-Lab that blew their threads on...
09-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By chaadster

As chas58 pointed out, there are fender options...

As chas58 pointed out, there are fender options which don’t compromise tire clearance. Ass Savers have their Fendor Bendor rear which would mount above the chainstay bridge, and their Mullet front...
09-17-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, the OP isnít going to do anything real in a...

Yeah, the OP isnít going to do anything real in a 20-30 minute session.

My approach would be more theory than practice:

1. bike elements overview: naming the parts of the bicycle
2. how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By chaadster

Schwalbe’s tech stricture is complicated and hard...

Schwalbe’s tech stricture is complicated and hard to understand clearly, but as I can figure, the Microskin casing was developed for air retention primarily, and is really not very tough. In...
09-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By chaadster

SQ Lab saddles my be worth looking at,...

SQ Lab saddles my be worth looking at, particularly the flexible Active line:

https://sqlab-usa.com/collections/saddles
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

I was speaking within the context of negotiating...

I was speaking within the context of negotiating a deal with Specialized; Specialized wanted things that perhaps Pon couldnít agree to, or it could have been the other way around. Perhaps and Giant...
09-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,421
Posted By chaadster

AC tires are made in Taiwan, not USA. ...

AC tires are made in Taiwan, not USA.

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/american-classic-is-reborn-as-a-road-and-gravel-tire-brand-focused-on-value/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

Of course where thereís a will there is a way,...

Of course where thereís a will there is a way, but thatís really irrelevant, isnít it? What provides the will for Pon to facilitate Specialized bike sales after Pon just ponied up a bunch of cash to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes....

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes. I straight up said theyíre lying, and you can know their lying because they say Spesh first ďterminated their relationship with Mikeís,Ē and then...
09-16-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

I think youíve lost track of the discussion;...

I think youíve lost track of the discussion; weíre more than 70 posts in, but if you go back and read the OP, there is no mention of speed, only feelings, like ďthe Buzz feels like a pig,Ē it ďfeels...
09-16-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

Yes, I agree with that (and have no problem with...

Yes, I agree with that (and have no problem with the first law of thermodynamics), but in the context of the OP, climbing speed doesnít seem to have been the basis for the assessment that one bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:53 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

ĒI earned my Associates degree in business from...

ĒI earned my Associates degree in business from BikeForums College in just 16 posts, and you can too!Ē
09-15-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By chaadster

Ah, ok. Swapping Garmin bodies appears much...

Ah, ok. Swapping Garmin bodies appears much fussier than the simple process for swapping Xpedo bodies onto Assioma axles.
09-15-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By chaadster

Shimano donít have power meter pedals that Iím...

Shimano donít have power meter pedals that Iím aware of; what are you referring to?
09-15-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

Correct, but I was making a simple point that...

Correct, but I was making a simple point that output is not steady, and underscoring the fact that climbing performance (or letís call it RPC(limbing)E) is, for most riders probably affect by...
09-14-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

Power output isnít anywhere near reasonably...

Power output isnít anywhere near reasonably steady for anyone throughout the pedal stroke. Itís unsteadiness is so predictable that itís how power meters count RPM.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold...

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold to Pon, they would not have lost their Specialized dealer status for selling to Pon. Simple cause-and-effect crap, that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel...

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel the relationship, Mike’s did with the sale to Pon.

And no, Spesh isn’t being “grumpy pants” by not “fulfilling the rest of the existing contract”;...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

No, I donít know this, but follow the money, and...

No, I donít know this, but follow the money, and it stops at Mikeís.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

Thatís completely inaccurate. Spesh didnít make...

Thatís completely inaccurate. Spesh didnít make Mikeís take pre-orders for bikes, so thatís not on Specialized at all. And out of spite? Since when do manufacturers sell direct to non-dealer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

As I said upthread, thatís a storyline more than...

As I said upthread, thatís a storyline more than 20 years in the making with Specialized, so itís an utter lie for Mikeís to say they ďdefinitely did not expect this situation.Ē
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By chaadster

The CycKit Aeroclam is high, tight, tapered and...

The CycKit Aeroclam is high, tight, tapered and made of smooth, rounded-edge plastic, so even if you were to get contact, it’s low friction. I don’t think that would happen, but it is wider at the...
09-13-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

yeah, Iím making assumptions precisely for the...

yeah, Iím making assumptions precisely for the reason that it seems to be a special OE Horizon thatís not sold retail, based on the weight. Theyíre hanging in my garage, wire bead, and very rigid...
09-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

Well we are talking about climbing, so I guess...

Well we are talking about climbing, so I guess that would depend on how steep, how fast, and how far weíre measuring. In any case, a 650b tire weighing nearly 700g is not constructed for low rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,894
Posted By chaadster

Not at all is that an exaggerated claim....

Not at all is that an exaggerated claim. Specialized cutting their dealer network out of sales by selling to non-dealers would be a very serious problem. Plus, you’d have to consider that, if these...
09-13-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,247
Posted By chaadster

I dunno anything about the Kenda at issue, only...

I dunno anything about the Kenda at issue, only that a 697g tire is very heavyÖto the point that Iíd be surprised if the Kenda 700x40c were significantly heavier than that.
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