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06-07-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By drlogik

+1 for PB Swiss. I have PB Swiss, Bondhus,...

+1 for PB Swiss.

I have PB Swiss, Bondhus, Wera, Wiha and Silca. I acquired these trying to find the best over-all fitting hex wrenches. What did I find out? PB Swiss hands down. It's not really a...
06-07-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By cyccommute

People like to bash on the big guys because they...

People like to bash on the big guys because they are the “big guys” but there’s a reason they are the “big guys”. They make good stuff that have a good reputation. I have P-handled hex wrenches that...
05-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By gregf83

It's not perfect but the W' component of the...

It's not perfect but the W' component of the critical power model of Monod Scherrer provides a reasonably close estimation of Anaerobic Work Capacity (AWC) measured in kJ. To measure requires a...
05-26-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think the OP is curious, is all. It's a good...

I think the OP is curious, is all. It's a good question. Those who've replied about HR must have thought they were in some different thread. Nothing in this thread about HR or calorie calculators,...
05-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By GhostRider62

OP raises a good question that might only be...

OP raises a good question that might only be relevant to ultra distance cyclists. There is another benefit, less reactive byproducts when using fat. This helps will delaying fatigue. You'd really...
05-09-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By caloso

I trained for the Mt Diablo Challenge with a...

I trained for the Mt Diablo Challenge with a heavy rotation of 2x20’s into the wind. I would try to sit up on the tops of the bars, to practice the climbing position and to catch more wind.

edit: ...
05-04-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Standard zones apply to standard people??...

Standard zones apply to standard people?? Everyone's a little different. An easier way to think about it is oxygen consumption. IOW, how fast are you breathing? Here are a couple of my recent posts...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By RChung

One of the first field tests I did (after...

One of the first field tests I did (after convincing myself that I had a relatively sensitive method and protocol worked out) was on clothing. Clothing can have a big effect, depending.

Actually,...
04-28-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Lakerat

I'll hazard they are the guides for the bottom...

I'll hazard they are the guides for the bottom bracket facer. One for English, French and Italian. You screw those in to the bottom bracket, insert a rod which locates the cutter.

See photo marked...
04-28-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By trainman999

Campagnolo tool kit question

campagnolo tool kit question, does anyone know what the red circled items are?...
04-28-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Ebedeley

Re: Troul Not the final results, although I'm...

Re: Troul
Not the final results, although I'm glad how it turned out. Spent about 3hrs today polishing with medium grit. Gonna have to go to the store and get Flitz polish to finish the next step...
04-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By cxwrench

Check out 7TwoVelo, he'll do custom. I have one...

Check out 7TwoVelo, he'll do custom. I have one of his tool rolls and love it.
Tried to post a FB link but it doesn't work for some reason. Look him up on the book o faces. Great guy, he has tons of...
04-27-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By drlogik

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the...

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the largest size real leather chamois that they have. It will be a perfect multi-use tool roll. Plus it looks cool in the tool box drawer. I have three of...
04-17-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,156
Posted By jaxgtr

My Caad9 I bought in 2007. I was looking at the...

My Caad9 I bought in 2007. I was looking at the Red version, but found the clear coated frame very pleasing. ...
04-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,703
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Buy that used race frame-set in your size for...

Buy that used race frame-set in your size for $3-400, then buy a decent used race-bike, fully built for $500 and swap all the components over. Sell the larger frame for $200. Net $6-700. Just make...
04-06-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By adamrice

There are (AFAICT) three companies selling...

There are (AFAICT) three companies selling 1-liter bottles for bike bottle cages: Science in Sport, Elite, and Zefal. Some of these are hard to find in the USA, or are overpriced here. Zefals seem...
04-01-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By wgscott

I have a friend from college who runs a research...

I have a friend from college who runs a research institute at a major university in the UK. He got SARS-CoV-2 a year ago, and has had "long covid" ever since. He went from being highly fit, active,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,228
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Garmin SPD pedals 🙂

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...
03-21-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By gfk_velo

This note made for another user. He had a...

This note made for another user.

He had a specific problem apropos 12-30 cassettes and cassette spacers but without detailed checking of the 12-27 cassettes across the years, I can't say that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,160
Posted By Kimmo

I guess most would agree with you, since I see so...

I guess most would agree with you, since I see so many folks rocking way wider ratios than they need, as if there's no cost to it.

But my preference has always been to sacrifice high and low gears...
02-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By tomato coupe

You're using the wrong bottle lube.

You're using the wrong bottle lube.
02-17-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,727
Posted By burnthesheep

Yes, we are. Depending on the situation. ...

Yes, we are. Depending on the situation.

There's some good podcasts regarding this. The trainerroad "fast talk" ones about "over-reaching" and "overtraining" come to mind.

If you're...
02-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By ClydeClydeson

You get a LBS to write a quote for a 'similar'...

You get a LBS to write a quote for a 'similar' bike. If you had a mass-produced steel bike from 1993, a mass produced Aluminum bike with similar quality of parts from 2021 would be considered an...
02-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Shimagnolo

That is to stop the chain from jamming between...

That is to stop the chain from jamming between the crank arm and chainring, in the event the chain falls off the outside.
02-05-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Shimagnolo

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ra-e.html#ramp

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ra-e.html#ramp
02-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By Shimagnolo

I've worn out lots of cassettes, and they never...

I've worn out lots of cassettes, and they never showed visible wear.
The only way to know is to put a new chain on it, and try it out.
A cassette isn't something I would buy used.
02-03-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By squirtdad

just make sure you take the freewheel off before...

just make sure you take the freewheel off before cutting rear spokes :) don't ask how I know
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By RChung

I think the former was way (way way) more...

I think the former was way (way way) more important than the latter.

As historical context, the first version of my paper was written and distributed in April 2007, the week *after* Paris-Roubaix....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By HTupolev

The biggest issue is that, despite presenting...

The biggest issue is that, despite presenting itself as a high-tech industry, budgets for novel research are tiny to nonexistent. Performance-oriented testing is mostly limited to things that can be...
01-17-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By Shimagnolo

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple...

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple in compression.
If spokes are too short, they can put the body of the nipple in tension, causing breakage.
Are the spokes long enough to reach the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By datlas

Front Chainring Lifespan?

I noticed that my chain was slipping when on an easy gear (small front chainring and larger cog in back) but only under load, like starting from a stop or standing up on a hill and pushing hard.
...
01-16-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Podagrower

Remember to check your brake bearings?

In the middle of disassembling my Shimano BR 1050 calipers (1986 vintage) I was extremely surprised to encounter ball bearings between the two arms. Teeny, tiny miniscule little bearings. Only two...
01-16-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By aggiegrads

Part II - Ball-Ends OK, so I spent some more...

Part II - Ball-Ends

OK, so I spent some more time looking at ball ends. I did see some interesting things when I looked close up. One thing that it important to know if that the contact area in a...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
12-29-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,836
Posted By HTupolev

My experience is that most LBSs don't carry a...

My experience is that most LBSs don't carry a very good selection of 27" tires, but many have something basic in stock, like a Kenda K35.

As far as what happened... 27" wheels have a bead seat...
12-29-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Sometimes the myth of titanium gets a bit much....

Sometimes the myth of titanium gets a bit much. People have been welding and manufacturing with titanium since the early '50s and bicycles were produced by companies such as Teledyne since the early...
12-14-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By ThermionicScott

Drew Eckhardt , quite a list of horrible...

Drew Eckhardt , quite a list of horrible symptoms. I'm sorry to hear your life has been impacted so badly. :(
12-12-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By HillRider

Look up Jtek Shiftmate. The Shiftmate 1 lets you...

Look up Jtek Shiftmate. The Shiftmate 1 lets you use an 8-speed Campy shifter and rear derailleur with an 8-speed Shimano cassette.
12-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By gearbasher

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a...

I've broken two BR-RE008s. Yup. I now keep a couple on hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By ericcox

On bike fits

I've been riding road bikes for about 23 years. While my first bike wasn't a great fit, I've been careful with fittings with each subsequent bike, though I have adjusted my position through the...
12-07-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,824
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I strongly disagree with your opinion on a water...

I strongly disagree with your opinion on a water plan. A good water plan replaces most, though usually not all, of the water and electrolytes lost during exercise. The amount of both varies widely...
12-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By davidad

The tapers should be greased and a torque wrench...

The tapers should be greased and a torque wrench used. Installing Cranks by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html)
12-05-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By mrrabbit

Gap calipers . . . . . . so long as sidewall...

Gap calipers . . .

. . . so long as sidewall thickness is .5 mm or more, there's some life left.

Most rims start at 1.4 to 1.6mm

=8-)
12-03-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,824
Posted By Iride01

A lot of times I read articles on hyponatremia...

A lot of times I read articles on hyponatremia that get so wrapped up in making the point how serious hyponatremia is that they fail to tell us comparative data to hypernatremia. IE. They talk...
11-30-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,658
Posted By 10 Wheels

Saw You on The 101 in CA ...

Saw You on The 101 in CA
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11-29-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By dedhed

5/16-32 UNEF 2A fit external thread has a min...

5/16-32 UNEF 2A fit external thread has a min major diam of .3055"


https://www.efunda.com/designstandards/screws/unified.cfm?start=64&finish=147
11-29-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By DaveSSS

5/16 or .3125 is the diameter to a sharp point. ...

5/16 or .3125 is the diameter to a sharp point. All threads have a radius or flat, so the OD will always be smaller. Thread identification chart (American Standard) (Technical Information) - Al...
11-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By conspiratemus1

^ This is fine for traditional freewheel-type...

^ This is fine for traditional freewheel-type hubs where the cones & locknuts on both ends of the axle are the same. The OP has a different design where this will not work: there is only one locknut...
11-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not 100% metal particles but it is a high...

Itís not 100% metal particles but it is a high percentage of them and the color comes from the metal. The black color comes from the very small metal particles that are worn off the chain. As the...
11-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By mrrabbit

You're doing it wrong. The only time you...

You're doing it wrong.

The only time you loosen is to RESET and START OVER.

1. Loosen - tap with a plastic or rubber mallet to ensure the wheel is reset - i.e. has serious slack or play.
2. ...
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