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Forum: Touring
10-04-23, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By elcruxio

The discussion is not so much muted as it is...

The discussion is not so much muted as it is usually unnecessary for your average camper. If we assume the very common premise that one uses a tent for shelter, considering anything beyond the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 39,072
Posted By elcruxio

I'd like to correct a few inaccuracies in this...

I'd like to correct a few inaccuracies in this post.

The crock pot is a safety and quality control device. While it takes longer to warm up, it also keeps the temperature of the wax down to a safe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 39,072
Posted By elcruxio

It will yeah. They're both non polar compounds...

It will yeah. They're both non polar compounds which means they'll mix and dissolve in one another readily. However it does take some extra time for the factory grease to flush out from inside the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 39,072
Posted By elcruxio

It's not strictly necessary but the chain does...

It's not strictly necessary but the chain does require a longer soak time and more agitation.
09-13-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 6,793
Posted By elcruxio

I find strange the juxtaposing of kids and bike...

I find strange the juxtaposing of kids and bike grease with dog paws (...?).

I mean I'm pretty far from being one of those "BUT CHEMICULS!!!" sort of people but I do draw the line somewhere. If...
09-13-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 6,793
Posted By elcruxio

Doesn't that sort of quick squirting procedure...

Doesn't that sort of quick squirting procedure leave the chain oily all over and thus gunky a ssoon as you hit the road?



Connex quick links are great.



Did I claim that?
09-13-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 6,793
Posted By elcruxio

Lift crockpot, hob and water pot on table and...

Lift crockpot, hob and water pot on table and turn on ~ around 20 seconds because I'm slow

Treating chains after wax has melted (dip in boiling water, dip in wax, lift up to dry, hang on pegs) ~ 5...
09-12-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 6,793
Posted By elcruxio

I think I have more experience about winter...

I think I have more experience about winter riding than you do. Go read my post in page six. You clearly have no idea how wax works.
09-12-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 6,793
Posted By elcruxio

As much as I used to give myself credit for my...

As much as I used to give myself credit for my language skills, not being a native is a real disadvantage when it comes to cultural references, idioms, turns of phrase, etc. Small but meaningful...
09-12-23, 05:06 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 6,793
Posted By elcruxio

I do find it strange that there are people...

I do find it strange that there are people argumenting so strongly that oil based lubes don't make a mess and if they do, you're doing it wrong.

Perhaps that is the case if one only rides in good...
Forum: Touring
08-22-23, 05:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By elcruxio

I don't know if its my mountain biking history...

I don't know if its my mountain biking history where I also use SPD's exclusively, but I find SPD's to be much quicker when it comes to getting the foot on the ground than with flats. With SPD...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 02:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,372
Posted By elcruxio

Well, you made me consider on cutting the high...

Well, you made me consider on cutting the high end a little and lo and behold, there are 9-speed 12-36 cassettes which pretty much sort out any gearing jump issues and give a far tighter gearing than...
08-17-23, 11:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,409
Posted By elcruxio

Oh I didn't know you raced in both running and...

Oh I didn't know you raced in both running and cycling and thus have an objective way of verifying where you're placed among average cyclists and runners.
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By elcruxio

YMMW But For me thick or double wrapped...

YMMW

But

For me thick or double wrapped bar tape or tactically placed shaping pieces used to be a crutch for coping with a bad overall bike fit.

These days I use only one wrap of fizik...
Forum: Touring
08-10-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By elcruxio

A rohloff doesn't work all that well with a drop...

A rohloff doesn't work all that well with a drop bar does it though? At least if you don't want to double the original already pretty hefty price tag.
07-25-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,499
Posted By elcruxio

Also glucosuria or the diabetic need for...

Also glucosuria or the diabetic need for urinating tends to be pretty noticeable by the smell. It's like peeing juice.
Forum: Touring
07-17-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,779
Posted By elcruxio

I feel it needa to be said but modern spokes...

I feel it needa to be said but modern spokes won't break from tension but lack thereof, unless you wildly over tension them but even in that case the rim or hub are more likely to give first. A 1,8mm...
Forum: Touring
06-29-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,406
Posted By elcruxio

People in cycling especially are obsessed with...

People in cycling especially are obsessed with weight because it does matter. Wheel weight doesn't. Or rather wheel weight matters as much as any other weight. Then there are the old misguided myths...
Forum: Touring
06-28-23, 02:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,406
Posted By elcruxio

Wheel weight doesn't actually matter. Or rather...

Wheel weight doesn't actually matter. Or rather it matters as much as any other weight plus a miniscule fraction that has no practical effect on top.

But a wider tire is less aerodynamic.
...
06-03-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,707
Posted By elcruxio

I think I've done tubeless wrong all this time. I...

I think I've done tubeless wrong all this time. I don't use any fancy expensive gear with it. All my tubeless bikes came with the tubeless ready wheels and tapes already attached. All I've had to do...
05-25-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By elcruxio

Those are incredibly difficult things to control...

Those are incredibly difficult things to control in studies. Insulin goes hand in hand with a lot of those thinga because most of them are caused by high BG's. And when high BG's are present, so are...
05-25-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By elcruxio

There seems to be a lot of misinformation about...

There seems to be a lot of misinformation about diabetes on this thread.

Firstly, the categorization of type 1, type 2, MODY, and LADA is still misleading. As we're finding more information about...
05-22-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,754
Posted By elcruxio

Hey I know this one! You are provided with...

Hey I know this one!

You are provided with articles and charts which explain hysteresis and impendance and which even a ten year old could easily understand. However you act stupid and fall back...
05-21-23, 11:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,754
Posted By elcruxio

Tire pressure testing these days is something...

Tire pressure testing these days is something that's probably as accurate as it gets in terms of cycling data as it's not selling anything. Except perhaps pressure gauges. Aerodynamics testing done...
05-21-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,754
Posted By elcruxio

If you're running your tires at 140psi, the only...

If you're running your tires at 140psi, the only place they're not going to be slow, is at a parquet velodrome. The tires at 140psi are likely slower than if they were pumped to 60psi. And that's on...
05-21-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,754
Posted By elcruxio

This article explains it pretty well ...

This article explains it pretty well
https://silca.cc/blogs/silca/part-4b-rolling-resistance-and-impedance

In short: the drum doesn't simulate the rider and so the drum will keep showing lower...
05-19-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,754
Posted By elcruxio

Why are you talking about speed? You've stated...

Why are you talking about speed? You've stated multiple times that you don't care about speed, only that your ride feels fast.

Those two are different things. Overinflated tires feel fast while...
Forum: Touring
05-13-23, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By elcruxio

Ortlieb QR handlebar mount

I don't know how long this has been out there, but I just found out and for me this is HUGE!

Ortlieb has brought out a quick release handlebar bag mount that fits all of the ortlieb ultimate bags....
04-29-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By elcruxio

I'd also want to know whether seatpost has been...

I'd also want to know whether seatpost has been eliminated. Or seat collar. Or seat for that matter.
04-11-23, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

Mine were 600 ... But they were with...

Mine were 600 ...

But they were with prescription photochromic lenses. Haven't regretted them a single time.
04-09-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,936
Posted By elcruxio

I could only find testing with butyl tube where...

I could only find testing with butyl tube where the normal modelbis slower. I'm not just ready to assume however that latex tube just makes all the difference without seeing the numbers first. In any...
04-09-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,936
Posted By elcruxio

Well... - Lower rolling resistance - Lighter ...

Well...
- Lower rolling resistance
- Lighter
- More secure tire/rim interface (though you get the same benefit by using a tubeless tire on a tubeless rim and using a tube. But that'd be silly)
-...
04-09-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,936
Posted By elcruxio

None of the bikes I've converted to tubeless have...

None of the bikes I've converted to tubeless have gone back to tubes. But when I swapped touring bikes I failed to source tubeless rims for the new one. That was stupid, because obviously that would...
04-09-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,620
Posted By elcruxio

Do people not understand that there's quality...

Do people not understand that there's quality tiers to tires? I can get a schwalbe marathon for 14 per tire but conti GP5000 S TRs are 55 a pop, minimum. One is a hard wearing allround tire...
04-08-23, 03:14 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,133
Posted By elcruxio

I don't really put this one out there that often...

I don't really put this one out there that often because it's so subjective, but one really nice thing with chain wax besides the initial silence (and all the other benefits) is the new bike feel you...
04-07-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,133
Posted By elcruxio

Oh I just use food grade paraffin. I don't think...

Oh I just use food grade paraffin. I don't think it's all that dangerous, but I might be wrong.

I wonder what chemicals were boiled... paraffin wax boils at 370C but you only need to heat it to...
04-07-23, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By elcruxio

For cycling? No point. Magnetic gearboxes are...

For cycling? No point. Magnetic gearboxes are cool and do have real advantages in certain applications but in variable transmissions and in highly varied output force environments like cycling the...
04-03-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

I have to say that I agree with the sentiment...

I have to say that I agree with the sentiment that wheels really shouldn't be going out of true. None of the wheels I've built have.

But of course there's the element of specs. In order for a...
04-03-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

So i just had to check Dynaplug 14g Tube 105g...

So i just had to check
Dynaplug 14g
Tube 105g
multitool 192g
pump 150g
wallet 200g
Phone 163g
water bottle 69g (nice...)
water 950g
Gels 210g
04-03-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

8 lbs? You take a track pump with you on rides? ...

8 lbs? You take a track pump with you on rides?

I don't think even my complete touring tool, spare part and quick fix kit is anywhere near 8lbs and that's a pretty extensive collection of stuff.
03-29-23, 12:15 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,702
Posted By elcruxio

Two points. Firstly The people who accuse...

Two points.

Firstly
The people who accuse scientists of being corrupted or pushing an agenda or some other negative thing that requires a common shared interest between majority of most...
03-23-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

I see you might have read a question as a...

I see you might have read a question as a statement...

However to your point, it's possible that many bikes targeted to consumers may in fact be slower than top tier racing bikes of old. And...
03-21-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

Toe spring isn't necessary if you don't plan on...

Toe spring isn't necessary if you don't plan on doing significant walking in cycling shoes.

A poorly fitting shoe, ie. too narrow for the foot being stuck in there isn't a fault of the shoe, it's...
03-21-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

Typical foot dynamics don't work with cycling any...

Typical foot dynamics don't work with cycling any more they do in skiing, skating or any other sport where your feet are attached to some other object.

An ultra stiff cycling shoe is going to be...
03-19-23, 02:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,533
Posted By elcruxio

If the chain doesn't harden i doubt there's wax...

If the chain doesn't harden i doubt there's wax in it. The "dry" feel may be attributed to the compounds used. For example jojoba oil feels kinda dry even though it's liquid at least compared to...
03-18-23, 01:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,414
Posted By elcruxio

I'd think you were being ironic if I didn't know...

I'd think you were being ironic if I didn't know better.

The problem with you is that you never stop to consider that you might in fact be wrong. In pretty much every topic you have a rigid (and...
03-11-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 43,016
Posted By elcruxio

$300 for shoes is a lot? I suppose it's relative....

$300 for shoes is a lot? I suppose it's relative. I've found that 300 is a pretty common price for shoes in many specialized activities. Hiking boots are often around $300. XC-ski shoes worth using...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-23, 01:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,417
Posted By elcruxio

I have a pretty different approach to rain...

I have a pretty different approach to rain riding. For me it's all waterproof breathable shell from head to toes. I've found that modern waterproof shells are breathable enough that they can be used...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-07-23, 03:37 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 72,223
Posted By elcruxio

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20230307_100406_52fd03fd02a0e80a402b6329ec9e74148690cbf7.jpg
02-26-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,574
Posted By elcruxio

Looking at some of these discussions more or less...

Looking at some of these discussions more or less from the outside there seems to have been two distinct cliques. There's the science folks who look at issues objectively and provide calculations....
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