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Views: 4,861
Posted By IK_biker

Very few riders would be able to match your...

Very few riders would be able to match your "ceteris paribus" condition, as people ride bikes with somewhat similar, but never really identical geometry, outside of trail/flop.
Besides, what is the...
05-25-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By IK_biker

I've used a M771 (about the same geometry as...

I've used a M771 (about the same geometry as M772) with a 11-36t cassette on 2 bikes, for a total of ~9,000 miles and counting.
No issue with clearance to largest cog, the B-screw is within its...
Forum: Touring
05-22-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By IK_biker

The anecdote shared in the OP is precisely why I...

The anecdote shared in the OP is precisely why I tour with front panniers only (lowriders), and the total of my luggage never exceeds 18 lbs including the bags.
Forum: Touring
05-18-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By IK_biker

You can look up the difference yourself in more...

You can look up the difference yourself in more detail on these them Interwebs.

It's not the thickness. Basically, the air pad has no insulation inside, while the insulated pad does. It thus...
Forum: Touring
05-18-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By IK_biker

The comfort is purely a personal thing. For me it...

The comfort is purely a personal thing. For me it is a tie, although lots of hammockers (especially those with bad backs) swear that hammocking gives them an order of magnitude of higher comfort. The...
Forum: Touring
05-18-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By IK_biker

Voted bivy. I have used both a lot. Hiking -...

Voted bivy.

I have used both a lot. Hiking - perhaps 50+ nights in hammocks, and 500+ nights in a bivy. Biking - 4 nights in a hammock and perhaps 50+ in bivy.
However, while bivying, less than a...
Forum: Touring
05-16-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By IK_biker

Welcome to the forums, troll. Care to exit...

Welcome to the forums, troll.
Care to exit trolldom and join the regulars here?
Then perhaps the next time you post, you would care to provide sensible context - as opposed to vague remarks like...
Forum: Touring
05-15-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By IK_biker

The numbers you shared put you quite far from...

The numbers you shared put you quite far from "focus on ultralight".

I do self-supported tours with no more than 18 lbs luggage, panniers included.
Lots of tourers carry much more than me, I have...
05-10-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,509
Posted By IK_biker

What's my deal? In general, to inform the...

What's my deal?

In general, to inform the readership here that lots of things work well in reality, despite the naysayers.

And in particular, to counter redlude97's statement of
"it doesn't...
05-08-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,509
Posted By IK_biker

C. is the correct answer! And I did not fail to...

C. is the correct answer!
And I did not fail to mention it on purpose - I simply assumed that everyone installing Hy/Rd with Campy levers would follow the youtube video linked in post #9...
05-08-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,509
Posted By IK_biker

I have the Campy levers on a Velo-Orange Grand...

I have the Campy levers on a Velo-Orange Grand Cru Course handlebar, a very classic curve type.
I like it for the quite long reach, as it gives my hands zillions positions, especially on the ramps....
05-07-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,509
Posted By IK_biker

Of course. As do the pads of all properly...

Of course. As do the pads of all properly installed Hy/Rd brakes.
That's the reason I switched to Hy/Rd.
Forum: Touring
05-03-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By IK_biker

Tarp + bivy + poles + stakes (7+6+3.5+2.5 oz) for...

Tarp + bivy + poles + stakes (7+6+3.5+2.5 oz) for a total of 19 oz weight has been plenty enough for me during the last 7-8 years, all over the Appalachia region (incl. the Green and White mountains...
05-03-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,350
Posted By IK_biker

I wonder, why did you have to wait until turning...

I wonder, why did you have to wait until turning 60?!
05-03-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,219
Posted By IK_biker

Angry A very sage advice. One that should be...

A very sage advice.
One that should be immediately discarded as dumb, misinformed, and outright wrong!

Whether or not one's toes touch the ground entirely depends on the bottom bracket height,...
05-03-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,509
Posted By IK_biker

Incorrect. Refrain from offerring misleading...

Incorrect.
Refrain from offerring misleading and wrong opinions unless you have personally tried it, and discovered it did not work.

TRP Hy/Rd actually works very well with Campy.
~3500 miles...
04-27-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By IK_biker

The only troubles I have had with the IT bands...

The only troubles I have had with the IT bands sometime in 2006 I think were when I had set my saddle a bit too high by mistake.
IT bands quickly recovered once I dropped the saddle to its normal...
04-24-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By IK_biker

This is the "fitting your bike" forum. Even the...

This is the "fitting your bike" forum. Even the dumbest newbie would have figured out to ask this question where it is most likely to get answerred - namely in the "bike mechanics" subforum.
Sheesh!
04-14-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,968
Posted By IK_biker

Thanks for sharing, but this uses the wrong body...

Thanks for sharing, but this uses the wrong body proportions.

The actual body proportions which matter for reach are torso length, upper arm length, lower arm length.
The "nose" method takes into...
04-14-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By IK_biker

The rule is, if one spoke gets loose, loosen up...

The rule is, if one spoke gets loose, loosen up all the other spokes on the wheel. Liberally.
Then have a friend take a photo while you ride away, post the photo here for our amusement.
Even better...
04-02-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,696
Posted By IK_biker

Wrong! It is the other way around.

Wrong!
It is the other way around.
03-29-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By IK_biker

You can compare the current setup with either of...

You can compare the current setup with either of your options with this online calculator:
Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
Play with the angles of the...
03-26-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By IK_biker

...there's also the option to use a small wheel...

...there's also the option to use a small wheel in the rear as long as clearances allow... like a 20".
This would definitely place the saddle further aft.

If you go this way, make sure to post a...
03-22-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,044
Posted By IK_biker

Lack of glutes' power delivery and/or discomfort...

Lack of glutes' power delivery and/or discomfort has nothing to do with the type of the saddle.

These are the possibilities of what is wrong:
Incorrect saddle position,
Incorrect saddle...
03-19-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,466
Posted By IK_biker

Two things: 1. How do you know that your...

Two things:

1. How do you know that your cycling inseam is 30"? Who measured it and how?
2. Focus on the actual effective top tube length of bikes you are considering, rather than the "bike size".
03-15-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By IK_biker

Unfortunately, no longer true. Used to be this...

Unfortunately, no longer true. Used to be this way until some 15 years ago...
03-15-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By IK_biker

It is immaterial whether these were a good buy...

It is immaterial whether these were a good buy since you have already bought them.
Should have asked this question before the purchase....
What are you, a masochist?
Forum: Touring
03-12-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By IK_biker

How many of these rides are 5 hours long as per...

How many of these rides are 5 hours long as per your touring target?
Perhaps you would be able to answer your own question after you did a 5-hr ride on a Saturday, followed by another 5-hr one on...
03-10-18, 01:07 PM
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Views: 30,059
Posted By IK_biker

pleasure room

pleasure room
02-27-18, 11:18 AM
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Views: 5,456
Posted By IK_biker

We don't cross-post on these them forums, Terry.

We don't cross-post on these them forums, Terry.
02-27-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By IK_biker

Get a unicycle. You already have a bike.

Get a unicycle. You already have a bike.
02-19-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
Posted By IK_biker

Yes.

Yes.
02-14-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,335
Posted By IK_biker

//snip You judge about bikers' experience...

//snip

You judge about bikers' experience level by their post count on an online forum?

My, my...
02-14-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,045
Posted By IK_biker

This is not about frame quality or materials, it...

This is not about frame quality or materials, it is about ride quality.
I don't really care what steel the Surly LHT is made out of, although its frame is definitely heavy.

I have been riding...
02-08-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,045
Posted By IK_biker

The stresses imposed on the main triangle of a...

The stresses imposed on the main triangle of a frame by disc brakes are no higher than those in a bike with rim brakes.
The stress differences are only in the forks/stays.
02-05-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,157
Posted By IK_biker

Any particular reason to ride cross-chained?

Any particular reason to ride cross-chained?
02-01-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By IK_biker

What do you know about quality control in spoke...

What do you know about quality control in spoke production that qualifies you to judge Sapim's?
01-30-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,426
Posted By IK_biker

You could cut them off.

You could cut them off.
01-29-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,818
Posted By IK_biker

Perhaps you would consider learning to use a more...

Perhaps you would consider learning to use a more precise language if you wish to engage in adult conversations.
The flange has no "width", the hub does. The flange has _thickness_ instead.

Let...
01-28-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,818
Posted By IK_biker

Besides your wrong assumptions already addressed...

Besides your wrong assumptions already addressed by FBinNY, the modulus of elasticity is measured in Pa, and 180 GPa seems like an acceptable ballpark figure.
It is not measured in "GPa/m^2".
01-26-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By IK_biker

Brilliant! Particularly the "caught in little...

Brilliant!
Particularly the "caught in little places in the rear derailleur or in curves in the line" part.

I especially admire that the poster is a quick study, having registered here on BF.com...
Replies: 58
Views: 12,003
Posted By IK_biker

Rear wheel is on a Ultegra 6800 hub, Velocity A23...

Rear wheel is on a Ultegra 6800 hub, Velocity A23 O/C 32h rim, the front is on a Shutter Precision PD8 hub with American Classic 101 32h rim, all spokes are Wheelsmith DB14, brass nipples of course....
Replies: 58
Views: 12,003
Posted By IK_biker

I built a Ti distance bike as a Xmas present to...

I built a Ti distance bike as a Xmas present to myself in the end of 2015.
Got a new Lynskey Peloton frame (taking 28mm Max in 700c), and installed 650b wheels. A 38 mm tire fits just fine in the...
01-22-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,045
Posted By IK_biker

LOL. My bikes are for riding, not to...

LOL.

My bikes are for riding, not to photograph them.
The only pic I have is the one I always take of a new bike when I start monkeying around with saddle tilt angle - this way I document what...
01-22-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,045
Posted By IK_biker

As usual, the bikes I build are tailored just as...

As usual, the bikes I build are tailored just as I want them including the gearing. I have done numerous builds for myself, my kids, and a bunch a friends.
The Lynskey as built (started with a new...
01-22-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,045
Posted By IK_biker

I would go building up the Soma GR v2. In...

I would go building up the Soma GR v2.

In the last 3-4 years I have entirely shifted to distance riding, some of it - on forest roads, most of it - on paved roads. My stable of bikes cover this...
01-19-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By IK_biker

//snip Upright position is not relaxed. ...

//snip

Upright position is not relaxed.
Relaxed position is not upright.

Especially true on a fixie.
01-18-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By IK_biker

Frame size is too small for you. This does not...

Frame size is too small for you.
This does not mean that bikes too small for their riders can not be set up comfortably.

Now, what are you going to do with this feedback?
01-08-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By IK_biker

Looks like you could use a longer stem, besides...

Looks like you could use a longer stem, besides that the (effective) top tube is way too short given your torso & arm length.

TL;DR version: this bike is too small for you.
Replies: 44
Views: 9,615
Posted By IK_biker

Two things: 1. If you rode in the...

Two things:

1. If you rode in the Appalachia, you'd be familiar with the numerous 18-22% grades we encounter around here, each being a few hundred feet long on average. On a bike with a pronounced...
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