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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By woodcraft

Most likely the tube was twisted or kinked during...

Most likely the tube was twisted or kinked during the flat repair.

The tire and tube didn't cause any problems for 1800 miles, and you did something two days ago- this is a clue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,233
Posted By woodcraft

So you ask if you can draft, and then don't...

So you ask if you can draft, and then don't draft? That sounds a bit annoying in itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,814
Posted By woodcraft

From the article: "Nothing is going to...

From the article:

"Nothing is going to change around here. They like who we are and what we are and our culture and that's what they want," Martin said on the video. "If we didn't tell anybody, no...
09-11-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,270
Posted By woodcraft

I do a fair amount. For modern drive trains it...

I do a fair amount. For modern drive trains it is a non issue.

If the mechanic is recommending against putting on a freewheel (is there a 12-21 cassette?) with a chain that is too short for...
09-11-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By woodcraft

Found this on EbayShimano SM-ST74 Down Tube...

Found this on EbayShimano SM-ST74 Down Tube Housing Stops Barrel Adjuster Flat For Alloy Frame
...
09-11-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

Those appear to be the stock tires, which are...

Those appear to be the stock tires, which are 28mm.

Seems unlikely that that bike would be sold with the tire not clearing the brakes,

so my bet is on the brakes adjusted with the release open.
09-09-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,876
Posted By woodcraft

Originally goat. The chamois doesn't slide on...

Originally goat. The chamois doesn't slide on the saddle because it is inside the shorts. Carry on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By woodcraft

+1 241g <$40 on sale.

+1 241g <$40 on sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By woodcraft

+1 A small roll of first aid tape is more useful...

+1 A small roll of first aid tape is more useful overall IMO. Various mechanicals, lashing, clothing and kit issues, and actual first aid.

Duct tape sucks, for the most part.
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By woodcraft

I've wrapped lots of things with Velox cloth tape...

I've wrapped lots of things with Velox cloth tape over the years- should work fine.

My current style of handle wrap- hockey tape over cord.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 09:40 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By woodcraft

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362960929730 The...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362960929730

The small ring is tapped and the chainring bolts are screws. Not sketchy, kind of more sensible actually. Working well on my cx bike with 11/36 since...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, it will work fine. The Amazon Q&A also says...

Yes, it will work fine. The Amazon Q&A also says so.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By woodcraft

Because if you got a flat with this tire it would...

Because if you got a flat with this tire it would be more life-threatening than some other flat?

Better stay in bed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By woodcraft

Depends on your location somewhat. I have an...

Depends on your location somewhat.

I have an older s works, & that is what I would upgrade to, if I upgraded- just before the change to the concealed seatpost clamp.

Good choice, IMO.
08-24-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,202
Posted By woodcraft

Now to go on the weight lifting forum & proclaim...

Now to go on the weight lifting forum & proclaim that I can do 8 bicep curls with 5 lb dumbbells.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By woodcraft

I don't think you're doing anything wrong. ...

I don't think you're doing anything wrong.

Maybe the P in GXP is for 'play'
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By woodcraft

I have a GXP crank on hand, & get about those...

I have a GXP crank on hand, & get about those same measurements,

and also have one in service- when it's torqued down, you don't feel any play and I hadn't noticed the issue before this.
...
08-23-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By woodcraft

Definitely worth having IMO. Pays for itself...

Definitely worth having IMO.

Pays for itself in one or two uses in saved time, $, and frustration over mystery shifting issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By woodcraft

Except for that thing where Shimano shift cables...

Except for that thing where Shimano shift cables fray/break/get stuck 5:1 over SRAM.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,353
Posted By woodcraft

I have most variations: with pad- bib tights,...

I have most variations:
with pad- bib tights, bib knickers, tights, knickers.
without pad- tights.

I use them all but knickers are the most versatile in my mild climate, with wool ski socks in...
08-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By woodcraft

This is totally normal IME- about 50% flake, even...

This is totally normal IME- about 50% flake, even after multiple contacts and confirming a time, etc..

Keeping one's expectations low is a good strategy.
08-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By woodcraft

I've found substantial amount of water in rim ~6...

I've found substantial amount of water in rim ~6 months after a similar event.

Didn't seem to cause any problem.
08-12-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,444
Posted By woodcraft

Dangerous? Not really. I tipped over once...

Dangerous? Not really. I tipped over once during years and 10s of ks of riding, but I was riding past the high school & looking at girls.

It's the toe clips & straps that are the PIA, cleats or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By woodcraft

I think it's a lot what one is used to. The...

I think it's a lot what one is used to. The float can feel sloppy.

An analogy might be: if you put your feet on the pedals the same way every time, it shouldn't matter if your shoes are a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By woodcraft

Cleats further forward uses lower leg muscles...

Cleats further forward uses lower leg muscles more, and favors sprint-type accelerations.

Further back uses those muscles less so favors endurance.

Using cleats to point the feet where they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,509
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe not each pedal stroke feels easier, ...

Maybe not each pedal stroke feels easier,

but a substantial difference to the overall effort to have a better cadence on the steepest bits.
08-07-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By woodcraft

Apparently 11/32 will run OK: ...

Apparently 11/32 will run OK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EuBq2oQLZQ
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By woodcraft

I find it helpful to remember that wherever you...

I find it helpful to remember that wherever you are in the line,

you are the lead rider for everyone behind, so give them a smooth and predictable wheel to follow.
08-06-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,731
Posted By woodcraft

I've had moments, while struggling to keep up...

I've had moments, while struggling to keep up with a fast group,

when I wished for a flat to get a break.
08-03-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By woodcraft

Spokes contribute a substantial part of the...

Spokes contribute a substantial part of the aerodynamic drag of a wheel, so I would look for the benefit there as opposed to weight.

They are also said to have more flex, making for a more durable...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By woodcraft

BITD, I got my first top tier bike used, and it...

BITD, I got my first top tier bike used, and it came from a sandy area.

When I tore it down for service, it was a gritty mess- especially the headset. Not sure if related, but the bearing races...
07-25-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,079
Posted By woodcraft

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion...

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion factor needed for road speed.

The kit: https://www.voler.com/browse/cat2/?cat=grp&store=16095
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By woodcraft

You can glue those down with contact cement, but...

You can glue those down with contact cement, but it may be a losing battle if more edges come loose. The tread was glued on to start with so there's no structural issue.

Clean with small wire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By woodcraft

Do you have a pic? I can only think of webbing...

Do you have a pic? I can only think of webbing or leather. Contact cement should work, if done well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By woodcraft

Better toe clip straps.

Better toe clip straps.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By woodcraft

I don't like traditional cotton caps-...

I don't like traditional cotton caps- uncomfortable lumpy elastic & often scratchy.

Giro Peloton cap FTW. Light, comfortable, low profile under the helmet, & OK looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,137
Posted By woodcraft

I completely agree on the benefit of powering...

I completely agree on the benefit of powering over the crest of a hill, the benefit of a PM in showing the issue, & the need to practice to overcome the tendency to to slack off too soon.

IMO this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,575
Posted By woodcraft

Feathered shoes and cycling clothing is an...

Feathered shoes and cycling clothing is an under-considered area for thermodynamic and aerodynamic gains.


This article is interesting: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,137
Posted By woodcraft

Re power cresting a hill and down the backside, a...

Re power cresting a hill and down the backside, a few years ago a poster here figured he was putting out 250w because he accelerated and said "wheee" to himself.

I countered that that output on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,575
Posted By woodcraft

A brief search suggests that while black objects...

A brief search suggests that while black objects reflect less light, and so absorb more, which is converted to heat,

there is much less difference in the reflectivity of colors in the infrared...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,575
Posted By woodcraft

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head...

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head could be 50˚ hotter but it's only 10% difference so no biggie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By woodcraft

It's interesting how the same question can get a...

It's interesting how the same question can get a different predominant response. Other times, this has gotten more of "no way that's stupid' type of feedback.

I almost always wear a base layer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,575
Posted By woodcraft

Doesn't your test show the black helmet 66%...

Doesn't your test show the black helmet 66% hotter than the white one? That seems significant...


I mostly wear white shoes, and they are cooler than black, IMO, but any benefit is less than...
07-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,731
Posted By woodcraft

I did a spin class for some years until the gym...

I did a spin class for some years until the gym died of COVID19.

Mainly cardio. You can work on things & bury yourself without worrying about traffic, stop signs, etc..

Also found that there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,702
Posted By woodcraft

While we're *****ing, also don't be that guy...

While we're *****ing,

also don't be that guy who leads the line through the debris and divots at the pavement edge, even when the road has no traffic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,702
Posted By woodcraft

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my...

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my head down into neck, tighten grip on bars, & randomly swerve when someone yells "HOLE", than

when someone points.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,702
Posted By woodcraft

The difference is that when calling out slowing...

The difference is that when calling out slowing or stopping, it's pretty clear what to do, whereas "hole" tells you nothing about what to do, except maybe brace for a damaged rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,702
Posted By woodcraft

Agreed. I've ranted about this before. Most...

Agreed. I've ranted about this before.

Most do OK pointing and avoiding hazards, but the few seem committed to the blood-curdling yell.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By woodcraft

The sky is not falling. Sheesh. Fill the...

The sky is not falling. Sheesh.

Fill the hole with a bit of epoxy putty and get on with life.

Probably a new rim strip.
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