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02-25-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 358
Posted By Yan

You could certainly end up with a chain that's...

You could certainly end up with a chain that's too short if you sized the chain based on only the small chainring and the small cog. The small chainring and cog have no idea how big the large...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 818
Posted By Yan

You have Medial Plantar Nerve entrapment. See the...

You have Medial Plantar Nerve entrapment. See the diagrams below showing the nerve distribution of the sole. This nerve serves the first three toes and the ball of the foot.

Contrary to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By Yan

1) 2 inches is quite a bit taller. It's possible...

1) 2 inches is quite a bit taller. It's possible that his could fit the same frame size as me. But I'm average proportioned, so he'd have to be a stubby torso spider leg freak of nature to be riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By Yan

I'm 6' and ride a 56cm, so that bike is clearly...

I'm 6' and ride a 56cm, so that bike is clearly too small for you.

Second hand is always better bang for the buck unless you emotionally care about having a new bike. I'd look for one in the...
02-21-24, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Yan

Really... :foo:

Really... :foo:
02-21-24, 02:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 812
Posted By Yan

I have always put mine in the dryer. :innocent:

I have always put mine in the dryer. :innocent:
Forum: Touring
02-10-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By Yan

Sorry I don't mean to intrude into an argument...

Sorry I don't mean to intrude into an argument that's none of my business, but I just wanted to chima in and say, you're a total douch bag.

The guy owns a Brompton. So the F what. You sound like a...
Forum: Touring
02-08-24, 12:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,544
Posted By Yan

I've both hosted and stayed as a guest and have...

I've both hosted and stayed as a guest and have never had a negative experience. Keep in mind that as a guest your role is to provide socialization, storytelling, and entertainment to the host, so...
02-07-24, 05:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,407
Posted By Yan

Riding a century is far easier than running a...

Riding a century is far easier than running a marathon. Anybody in good shape can ride a century every day forever.

The record for daily cycling is 240 miles every day for an entire year straight....
02-07-24, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By Yan

If I pay new price I expect to get a new product,...

If I pay new price I expect to get a new product, not a second hand one. It's not my job to be a sucker for someone else. Retailers should charge a restocking fee and use the proceeds to sell returns...
Forum: Touring
02-06-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By Yan

I do rest days at sightseeing destinations. I...

I do rest days at sightseeing destinations. I never take days off just for the sake of resting. Once you're in good shape, you don't need to rest. You can ride day after day forever and feel nothing....
02-02-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Yan

It's the price you pay for the puncture...

It's the price you pay for the puncture protection on these touring tires. They weigh over a kilogram in the larger widths. Which is why one should limit width to terrain necessity instead of blindly...
02-02-24, 07:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,755
Posted By Yan

You should try standup next, you'll bring the...

You should try standup next, you'll bring the house down. ;)
:rolleyes::roflmao2:
02-01-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,755
Posted By Yan

Falsely editing someone else's quote is not...

Falsely editing someone else's quote is not appropriate. It's not funny. It's moronic. Multiple people have called you out. Don't do it again.
02-01-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,755
Posted By Yan

The author's problem with carbon revolves around...

The author's problem with carbon revolves around the idea that they're an expense whose marginal benefits are irrelevant to feeble non-pros.

That might be a valid point for poors, but the author...
Forum: Touring
01-30-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Yan

I can't help you with a positive recommendation...

I can't help you with a positive recommendation but here's a negative one. Don't bother trying the Seoul YMCA. They booted me out their door faster than Kim Jong Un.
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By Yan

Heard a big accident my first day here. Went...

Heard a big accident my first day here. Went through an intersection and all of a sudden heard a tremendous crunch behind me. Turned around to look but couldn't see a thing because there was a solid...
01-27-24, 01:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,054
Posted By Yan

Tire choice is based on where you live. If you...

Tire choice is based on where you live. If you live in a place with butter smooth roads (China, Singapore, Middle East, etc), you can close your eyes and there will be no discernable difference in...
Forum: Touring
01-25-24, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By Yan

I'm touring in Vietnam at this very moment. ...

I'm touring in Vietnam at this very moment.

Food is available everywhere but the portions are small so fatten yourself up before you come, unless you want to become anorexic.
Don't bother...
01-18-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,215
Posted By Yan

It's not just a problem with integrated bars....

It's not just a problem with integrated bars. With other brands if you are willing to spend several hundred dollars to replace the integrated bars, you can do that. With Canyon, even if you WANT to...
01-17-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Yan

Shimano low end mountain shoes. Dirt cheap, well...

Shimano low end mountain shoes. Dirt cheap, well made, walks well, rides excellently.
01-17-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,215
Posted By Yan

Country availability is not a problem for me as I...

Country availability is not a problem for me as I can take delivery in Europe, but Canyon is a total dead end because their bikes cannot be fitted.

Take the Aeroad for example. The CP0018...
Forum: Touring
01-08-24, 07:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,061
Posted By Yan

What's the advantage of moving between chainrings...

What's the advantage of moving between chainrings by hand? Saving the weight of the front derailleur? It's only 100 grams.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,338
Posted By Yan

In 2023 I rode 8,881 miles, 335,406 ft of ascent....

In 2023 I rode 8,881 miles, 335,406 ft of ascent.

I went on bike tour so it's a bit cheating from a time off work perspective. I'd never manage this much in a typical year living in NYC.
Forum: Touring
01-02-24, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Yan

We averaged 600m of climbing per day according to...

We averaged 600m of climbing per day according to GPS. A few days we had over 1500m of climbing. You will have to plan carefully if you want to avoid climbing.
Forum: Touring
01-01-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Yan

Bike touring is dirt cheap when you have a tent....

Bike touring is dirt cheap when you have a tent. That bike is fine as long as it has the screw mounting points for a rear rack.
12-29-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,848
Posted By Yan

I put a fleece over the cycling jersey. When it...

I put a fleece over the cycling jersey. When it gets even colder I put a raincoat over the fleece. When it approaches freezing I put on a pair of pants to cover the rest of my exposed skin. Below...
Forum: Touring
12-29-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Yan

That's what we did and I agree it was fantastic...

That's what we did and I agree it was fantastic (we started in Aomori city). We then went to Tamagawa Onsen and Kakunodate.

You will need to enjoy climbing as this is some of the hilliest cycling...
Forum: Touring
12-28-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Yan

We arrived at the islands from the Kyoto...

We arrived at the islands from the Kyoto direction via the mainland. After the islands, we continued to Misaki and took the ferry to Saganoseki, then biked through Beppu toward Aso-Kuju National...
Forum: Touring
12-27-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Yan

I did it last month. It's quite short so you...

I did it last month. It's quite short so you should plan some sightseeing and additional cycling to fill your week.
12-27-23, 03:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,413
Posted By Yan

Contacts.

Contacts.
12-27-23, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5,975
Views: 526,190
Posted By Yan

Christmas eve: 42 miles 5600 ft gain Christmas...

Christmas eve: 42 miles 5600 ft gain
Christmas day: 66 miles 6339 ft gain. 36F.
Boxing day: 105 miles 3392 ft gain
Today: 5 mile flat recovery ride.
Forum: Touring
12-19-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,869
Posted By Yan

We are in Taiwan now doing their famous round the...

We are in Taiwan now doing their famous round the island loop. A few days ago we visited the flagship Giant store. Cool stuff.
...
Forum: Touring
12-19-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,581
Posted By Yan

You could ride a recumbent, it'd be even more...

You could ride a recumbent, it'd be even more comfortable. They also come in trike form if so desired. Electrified even. Pick based on your fitness level.
12-14-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,289
Posted By Yan

Flat handlebars won't help for your rheumatoid...

Flat handlebars won't help for your rheumatoid arthritis. I'd ride a recumbent if I was in your situation.
Forum: Touring
12-14-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,869
Posted By Yan

I'm currently cycling around the world carrying...

I'm currently cycling around the world carrying both a full sized u-lock and a cable lock, which together weigh 5.3lb (2.3kg). My partner is also carrying her own separate full sized u-lock. We share...
12-10-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Yan

Message these guys in Shanghai. They can put you...

Message these guys in Shanghai. They can put you in touch with a factory in Guangzhou that can supply you. I think they closed a few years ago, but maybe the owner can still help you with the...
Forum: Touring
12-08-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By Yan

I flew from Rome to Shanghai with my beater...

I flew from Rome to Shanghai with my beater college commuting Colnago frame (Mexican Colnago) wrapped in cling wrap from the airport wrapping service. The derailleur hanger arrived bent, an easy...
Forum: Touring
12-02-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By Yan

You clearly missed my point. Too much self...

You clearly missed my point.

Too much self doubt. Too much tippy toe. Too much story seeking from others. Over planning, over thinking.

I play a bit of music on the side so here's a music...
Forum: Touring
12-01-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By Yan

I started touring during college. I didn't ask...

I started touring during college. I didn't ask any of these questions. I just went.
Forum: Touring
11-24-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,731
Posted By Yan

I totally get the comfort benefit of wider tires....

I totally get the comfort benefit of wider tires. Zero arguments from me against that point. In fact their comfort equalized test is also artificial, because in the real world you can't actually...
Forum: Touring
11-24-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,731
Posted By Yan

100W cruising isn't an artificially low number....

100W cruising isn't an artificially low number. That is indeed a typical cruising power. The power number everyone talks about online, what you are thinking of, is FTP, which is a one hour max...
Forum: Touring
11-23-23, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Yan

I entered from China which has some of the best...

I entered from China which has some of the best roads in the world, so it is certainly a matter of mental adjustment.

I agree with the food issue. The serving sizes there are very small and I...
Forum: Touring
11-23-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Yan

I haven't toured on this style of bar but I've...

I haven't toured on this style of bar but I've ridden plenty of it back when I lived in Asia. The position is very upright so you will catch the wind more. Most of the weight is on your butt, so you...
Forum: Touring
11-22-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,731
Posted By Yan

No arguments from me against those points. ...

No arguments from me against those points.

Circling back to the stem in question, it's supposed to have 20mm to travel, but in my experience this is more like 15mm on the elastomers I chose...
Forum: Touring
11-22-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,731
Posted By Yan

Mass increases at the cube of the linear...

Mass increases at the cube of the linear dimension, so while pro cyclist have gone from 21-23 to 26-28 in the past few years, there's a limit for how far up that can be extrapolated before things get...
11-22-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Yan

Go to your local Craigslist or Facebook...

Go to your local Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace and look at similar bikes being advertised. That's what your bike is worth.

Selling in the spring usually gets the highest price. Nobody is...
11-11-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,377
Posted By Yan

When you are on a tour and you want to find a...

When you are on a tour and you want to find a restaurant, a store, or an attraction:

With the Garmin cycling specific units, you can use your phone to search online for whatever location you need,...
10-29-23, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Yan

I suggest a good pair of ice climbing gloves....

I suggest a good pair of ice climbing gloves. Plenty of reviews online. Absolute waterproofness is a fundamental feature of these gloves.
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,587
Posted By Yan

Yes. Bike touring is in decline, and the reason...

Yes. Bike touring is in decline, and the reason is pure economics.

The standard of living as dropped dramatically in the last few decades. People today are far poorer than they were in the boomer...
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