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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Broctoon

There are a few different topics being discussed...

There are a few different topics being discussed here, all related to the original question.

I can tell you this: with 11 speeds, we are reportedly able to cross between Shimano/SRAM and Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Broctoon

I wouldnít worry about any weird noises the first...

I wouldnít worry about any weird noises the first time you inflate a tire on the wheel, the first 50 feet of riding, or the first time you hammer out some high wattage to climb a steep hill... with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Broctoon

I agree. My previous experience with integrated...

I agree. My previous experience with integrated brake/shift levers included Shimano 105 & Ultegra, and SRAM Apex (all 10-speed). I liked those systems. I LOVE my 11-speed Campy Centaur group. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,734
Posted By Broctoon

I think it was poor etiquette from you to follow...

I think it was poor etiquette from you to follow him close enough to draft without saying "Hi" first and asking permission. And it was poor etiquette from him to slam on the brakes, intentionally...
09-13-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,292
Posted By Broctoon

Thatís how I feel too. Every ride, it comes back...

Thatís how I feel too. Every ride, it comes back with PR on this .2 mile segment, 2nd place on four segments, 3rd place on two segments.

I donít even care how fast I did all these little things...
09-13-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,002
Posted By Broctoon

I see what you did. Yep, there's room for...

I see what you did.

Yep, there's room for those, and for boots and a big ol' belt buckle.
09-13-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By Broctoon

Iím just glad weíve gotten away from the white,...

Iím just glad weíve gotten away from the white, red, and black that was so ubiquitous around 2010-2015, youíd think it was legally mandated. Slightly less stale is the matte or satin black on black...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Broctoon

Exactly. Bontrager rim, Bontrager strip,...

Exactly. Bontrager rim, Bontrager strip, Bontrager stem = best chance of happy results.

Iíve mixed/matched stuff for tubeless setup and sometimes had good luck, but other times wasted money and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,597
Posted By Broctoon

Iím sorry youíve not had a good experience. In...

Iím sorry youíve not had a good experience. In your case it seems tubeless tires might be of no benefit.

What you call myths are really not myths at all, as they generally hold true. So your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Broctoon

60mm stem should be long enough for 44mm rims....

60mm stem should be long enough for 44mm rims. You can use 80 if you like them a bit long, but itís not necessary. I take that back. Just did a little math, and you might not be able to get a pump on...
09-07-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Broctoon

I feel Kirsten has shown real staying power,...

I feel Kirsten has shown real staying power, definitely not a one trick pony. Sheís been acting in Hollywood for decades and has a lot of good roles to her credit. But sheís not the typical glamorous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Broctoon

It’s a great thing to have your bike all dialed...

It’s a great thing to have your bike all dialed in just right, isn’t it?

I hate it when there’s a noisy drivetrain, wonky bar wrap, loose bearings, or anything out of sorts. But get everything in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Broctoon

😂 Iíll try to find a trusted agent. In case the...

😂 Iíll try to find a trusted agent. In case the unthinkable happens, I hope heíll sell my bikes and accessories for what theyíre worth, not what my wife thinks I paid for them!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Broctoon

Yes, itís all carbon. Iíll pull it out and...

Yes, itís all carbon. Iíll pull it out and inspect the area where the crown meets the steerer, out of an abundance of caution, and check the expansion plug as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Broctoon

What am I doing to my poor wheel (or fork)?

I have a nice solid road bike with steel frame and carbon fork, both quality components from Columbus. It's almost two years old and only has maybe 1000 miles on it. The headset was set up correctly...
09-02-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 55,861
Posted By Broctoon

They haven't changed how math works in the past...

They haven't changed how math works in the past five years, and even the physics of mechanical advantage, i.e., leverage have not changed since 2015. So this advice and discussion from years past is...
09-02-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Broctoon

That would be a cool video... if you're in a...

That would be a cool video... if you're in a track stand on one of your coolest bikes through the whole process. But please do a time lapse so it doesn't last 45 minutes.

You reminded me of a...
09-02-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Broctoon

Since everyone is allotted only 24 hours each...

Since everyone is allotted only 24 hours each day, I think we're faced with the need to prioritize...

a. Biking
b. Making videos about biking
c. Taking care of career, family, and other adult...
09-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Broctoon

Okay, good point. So if you want to skid...

Okay, good point.

So if you want to skid your rear tire but also want it to last a long time, itís a big benefit to spread the wear over 17 spots instead of only 16, 15, or fewer. :foo: I guess...
09-02-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Broctoon

Donít forget TMonk Zach Gallardo? Pfft!

Donít forget TMonk

Zach Gallardo? Pfft!
09-01-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Broctoon

Umm... okay. From Sheldon Brown...

Umm... okay.

From Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html):


" https://cdn-0.sheldonbrown.com/oldeng24/i.giff you make a habit of doing "skip stops...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By Broctoon

It's shocking that the rear tire wore down that...

It's shocking that the rear tire wore down that much in only 300 km. I have tires with several hundred miles on them that still show the little blade of rubber in the center, where the mold splits.
08-31-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Broctoon

You're exactly right, TugaDude I try to...

You're exactly right, TugaDude


I try to buy from "brick and mortar" stores whenever possible--preferably the locally owned ones. If what I need is not available, I go online, first to boutique...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,319
Posted By Broctoon

ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Broctoon

Thereís center lock, which I think started as...

Thereís center lock, which I think started as Shimanoís proprietary design but now is duplicated by others. If has the splined interface where the disc slips onto the hub. And thereís six bolt, the...
08-27-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Broctoon

^ This is the best possible answer. Practically...

^ This is the best possible answer. Practically everything you need to know is in Sheldon's writings. When you get down to some specific details, you can post additional questions. Always start with...
08-27-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,671
Posted By Broctoon

Right? There's something about having my house...

Right? There's something about having my house repossessed and then seeing my kids starve in an alley that I dislike enough to make me keep my job. But it sure cramps my style for biking.
08-26-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Broctoon

I believe youíre right. Iíd probably also not be...

I believe youíre right. Iíd probably also not be too happy with just one side, whether itís in the crank or pedal. Iíve been thinking pretty hard on the Assioma Duo. $700 is an expense I can handle,...
08-26-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By Broctoon

Well, thereís something we agree on.

Well, thereís something we agree on.
08-26-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,671
Posted By Broctoon

Same here. I'm sporadic. I average about 50 miles...

Same here. I'm sporadic. I average about 50 miles a week, but how I achieve that total varies a lot.

I join a group ride almost every Wednesday evening, 22 miles at a vigorous pace, on flat...
08-26-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By Broctoon

Wait, let me get this straight... You know...

Wait, let me get this straight...

You know your drag coefficient down to three decimal places, for two different bikes. And you're using Garmin's consumer-level equipment and software to estimate...
08-26-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Broctoon

You're not giving me much hope. I have Speedplay...

You're not giving me much hope. I have Speedplay zeros on one of my bikes (the one I use for long rides). I like them so much, I was really hoping to get some with power metering, since that's...
08-25-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By Broctoon

I'm not sure that a Garmin Edge will not estimate...

I'm not sure that a Garmin Edge will not estimate V02max without power meter data. But I know that I have no power meter, and it has never shown me V02max estimates from biking. My Garmin watch...
08-25-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,229
Posted By Broctoon

I put my phone in a jersey pocket. If I'm on a...

I put my phone in a jersey pocket. If I'm on a bike with a seat bag (most of them have one) I'll put my car key in there, and also driver license and debit card. I don't like to carry my whole...
08-25-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Broctoon

Specialized Langster comes to mind. Maybe a...

Specialized Langster comes to mind.

Maybe a Pake Rum Runner if you can find one. Itís a low priced option and decent quality.

Definitely an All City Big Block would be on my short list.

Of...
08-25-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Broctoon

When you have two tubes like that with a narrow...

When you have two tubes like that with a narrow space between them, you can carry a u-lock there. Not sure if that was the main intent of the design or just a peripheral benefit someone discovered.
08-25-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Broctoon

Right? Nice that it's (finally) an option. But...

Right? Nice that it's (finally) an option. But Garmin Rally is $1100... too rich for this guy.


The other option is the Assioma Duo-Shi. Bring your own pedal bodies to install on their PM...
08-23-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,828
Posted By Broctoon

This! I like to dip in a hot tub/jacuzzi after a...

This! I like to dip in a hot tub/jacuzzi after a hard day on the bike.
08-23-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Broctoon

Thatís pretty much what Iíve concluded. I like my...

Thatís pretty much what Iíve concluded. I like my Speedplays, so the promise of PM in a similar pedal seemedÖ promising.

But a bird Keo in the hand on the crank is better than two a Speedplay in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

rsbob , I apologize for insulting you and your...

rsbob , I apologize for insulting you and your dear wife. Iím sincerely sorry. I hope we never meet up, because how embarrassing would it be to get punched by a lady? (Please donít show her my post!)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

I really just meant it in fun, but Iím glad to...

I really just meant it in fun, but Iím glad to see it has sparked a stimulating discussion.




I must not be literary enough, because Iím not familiar with this expression. I mean, I know the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

Nobody here going to torch you (I hope). You gave...

Nobody here going to torch you (I hope). You gave a reasonable reply to what I feel has developed as an interesting discussion.


I am not super fast myself. I try to keep up with the fast guys on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

It does to me. Not at the expense of function,...

It does to me. Not at the expense of function, but I always pay at least some attention to it. I believe most people do. Maybe that's counterproductive to a greater good. So far it's worked out well...
08-23-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,014
Posted By Broctoon

The computer I'm on does not display that photo....

The computer I'm on does not display that photo. Blocked by a firewall or something. If I decide I want see what an air squat is, I'll get on another connection later and look into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

My wife and I will probably own e-bikes someday....

My wife and I will probably own e-bikes someday. But I hope I always have my human powered ones as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

I like to be very visible on my bicycle and I've...

I like to be very visible on my bicycle and I've put a lot of thought into this. I gave it even more focus when I was into (road) motorcycling. I believe wearing bright clothing can make a difference...
08-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Broctoon

Anyone heard updates on Wahoo PM pedals?

Wahoo, who bought Speedplay recently, promised pedal-based power meters last spring. It was March-April 2021 timeframe, and they actually sent some pre-production samples to DCRainmaker and others....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,709
Posted By Broctoon

I've had a similar progression through the...

I've had a similar progression through the decades. When I see someone who looks like you (or I) did 30 years ago, I respect him for getting out and riding a bike. If it turns out he's a pretty...
08-23-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,014
Posted By Broctoon

I can do maybe 25 pushups with correct form...

I can do maybe 25 pushups with correct form (30-40 if I cheat a little).

I'm not sure what an air squat is. Since I have reasonable intelligence and vocabulary, I can piece it together pretty...
08-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Broctoon

I know some of these races used to be fixed gear...

I know some of these races used to be fixed gear only, but they're not all that way. I did my first one a few months ago, in Salt Lake City. There were no such restrictions, and I saw all kinds of...
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