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03-04-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 96
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If your torque wrench is broken such that you...

If your torque wrench is broken such that you cannot set it at 12 Nm, how would you know whether the 8 Nm setting is still accurate? Better to borrow another one or to have a shop check the torque...
03-04-24, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Did they learn this technique by analogy to the...

Did they learn this technique by analogy to the Dick Cepak tires on their monster trucks?
02-29-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,172
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Just a short 14.3 mile loop through the gravel...

Just a short 14.3 mile loop through the gravel side segments of two local bike trails (Peters Canyon Trail and Hicks Canyon Trail) to test ride my XT pedals and SPD cleats. I would have gone longer...
02-29-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 711
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Spray STI internal mechanism liberally from all...

Spray STI internal mechanism liberally from all accessible angles with this: Amazon.com: DuPont Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant Aerosol, 14 oz( bottle color may vary) : Tools & Home Improvement...
02-29-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 890
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If I understand correctly, it looks like Smaug1...

If I understand correctly, it looks like Smaug1 already has four e-bikes (1) Juiced HyperScrambler; (2) Aventon Level.2; (3) Lectric XP Lite; and (4) Electra Townie GO! 7D for three people (1)...
02-28-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Welcome to Bike Forums, and congratulations on...

Welcome to Bike Forums, and congratulations on getting pretty into cycling. Most of us are amateurs; I doubt the professionals have time to post on Bike Forums.



If you can hold the high teens...
02-25-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,172
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Nice! Where is the top photo? I only know the...

Nice! Where is the top photo? I only know the gravel trails in Irvine: I would love if I can figure out how they connect to Newport Beach. (I don't think I have the bike handling skills to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Then there is a potential risk that, if the rim...

Then there is a potential risk that, if the rim bed is not perfectly sealed, you may end up pressuring the internal void of the wheel, which may result in a CF assplosion.
02-22-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,200
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No. OP is comparing two Shimano 7-speed...

No. OP is comparing two Shimano 7-speed freewheels. Comparing both versions, the first 6 cogs (14T, 16T, 18T, 20T, 22T, and 24T) are exactly the same; they only differ as to the 7th cog (28T vs....
02-21-24, 11:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,321
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You really wore out brand new front rim brake...

You really wore out brand new front rim brake pads within a week? Who produced those pads!?

Why not just ride your new CF bike with disc brakes, which definitely work better in the rain?
02-21-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 897
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I bet the short-term pain was worth the long-term...

I bet the short-term pain was worth the long-term gain.
02-21-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,509
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Because post #54 is too well-organized and does...

Because post #54 is too well-organized and does not fit within OP's stream-of-consciousness literary framework.
02-21-24, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,208
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Continental Grand Prix Urban Continental...

Continental Grand Prix Urban

Continental Grand Prix Urban 700c Tire [0101575] (biketiresdirect.com) (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/continental-grand-prix-urban-700c-tire)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 12:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,463
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I had not thought of these two possibilities, but...

I had not thought of these two possibilities, but I venture that OP was referring neither to an inability / restriction to take flight, nor to an ability to absorb an electric discharge / surge.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 03:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,463
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This phrase aligns closely with the Buddhist /...

This phrase aligns closely with the Buddhist / Zen philosophy that desire causes / leads to suffering. Seneca must have been Buddhist!



Madison Avenue was only the Mad Men days. Now...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 10:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,463
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Not me! I am not wealthy but I have hoarded...

Not me! I am not wealthy but I have hoarded strategically amassed a small stock pile of spare parts and components for my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 10:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,463
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That is miserable indeed. There was...

That is miserable indeed.

There was momentary schadenfreude at hearing about that "bloke drive his new Range Rover into his newly rebuilt house ..." until I realized you were in the UK and did not...
02-20-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,208
Posted By SoSmellyAir

OP is being petty because of this thread: Wheel...

OP is being petty because of this thread: Wheel questions - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1288707-wheel-questions.html)
02-20-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,509
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Maybe it is because you vaguely said so below? ...

Maybe it is because you vaguely said so below?



If this is not the case why not just clearly state what size wheels you are looking for?



If your bike comes with 27" wheels, but you don't...
02-19-24, 04:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,509
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Everyone is suggesting that you visit an LBS...

Everyone is suggesting that you visit an LBS because no one can read your mind; you have identified neither the bike nor your budget. We do not even know what size wheels you need. No one has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By SoSmellyAir

1. If you plan to ride on gnarlier terrain and...

1. If you plan to ride on gnarlier terrain and need (or want) the greater tire width enabled by 650b wheels, then get 650b wheels. Just remember that wider tires are generally heavier; there is no...
02-16-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Prices of bikes and components would shoot up so...

Prices of bikes and components would shoot up so much that you would buy me lunch for finding you "deals" at mid-2021 prices.
02-16-24, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By SoSmellyAir

11-34: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 34...

11-34: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 34
11-40: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 31, 35, 40

One reason I plan to make the switch is because I don't think I need two gears between the 21T...
02-15-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By SoSmellyAir

OK, gang, I have ordered an 11-speed XT 11-40...

OK, gang, I have ordered an 11-speed XT 11-40 cassette for my GRX 2x drivetrain.
02-14-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Why? Too much river crossings?

Why? Too much river crossings?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 11:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,580
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, it is common sense, although -- to be fair...

Yes, it is common sense, although -- to be fair -- Enve's own online instructions do not specify that the expander plug should be lower enough within the steerer tube to brace against the total...
02-13-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By SoSmellyAir

As my wife would say (to me): "It's your...

As my wife would say (to me): "It's your tone."
02-13-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By SoSmellyAir

What Barry2 said, and in case you do not trust...

What Barry2 said, and in case you do not trust Hambini, see also: Cannondale BB30A and PF30A explained Kogel Bearings (https://www.kogel.cc/blogs/kbba/cannondale-bb30a-and-pf30a-explained?).
02-13-24, 06:20 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,192
Posted By SoSmellyAir

79pmooney I understand what you said above re:...

79pmooney I understand what you said above re: narrower vs. wider with the same CD. But the comparison is not just for the wheel and tire combo. It is for the entire frontal profile, i.e., wheel and...
02-11-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I second the recommendation on the Race Face Ride...

I second the recommendation on the Race Face Ride pedals. The plastic nubs work surprisingly well, especially when aligned with the groovers in sneaker soles.
02-09-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I ride solo too. I have an Apple Watch with fall...

I ride solo too. I have an Apple Watch with fall detection enabled, which is supposed to call the local emergency services if you remain immobile for a minute after it detects fall.

Use Fall...
02-09-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Like any other lithium battery ... All About...

Like any other lithium battery ...

All About AXS Batteries | SRAM (https://www.sram.com/en/life/stories/all-about-sram-axs-batteries)

... leaving them on the charger 24/7 is no good.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When the Bianchi Infinito CV went on sale a few...

When the Bianchi Infinito CV went on sale a few months ago I almost pulled the trigger but changed my mind when I learned that it has a proprietary seat post (with a fragile top clamp) that is sold...
02-06-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,526
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, Caliwild inspired me to buy the same bike.

Yes, Caliwild inspired me to buy the same bike.
01-31-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,642
Posted By SoSmellyAir

What Santa Cruz calls the golden tan color. ...

What Santa Cruz calls the golden tan color.



Thanks!



I don't have any MTB. I guess I can upgrade my FX2. Regardless, it is a fine line between nice enough to ride generally and too nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,293
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Damn, you missed out on a deal; BikeTiresDirect...

Damn, you missed out on a deal; BikeTiresDirect had Ultegra wheelset for $1,050; you could have chosen 36 mm, 50 mm, or 60 mm deep wheels.
01-31-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,492
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I was only asking about using a 9 or 10-speed...

I was only asking about using a 9 or 10-speed chain with an 11-speed or 12-speed crank (and chain rings), not the other way. I assume that VegasJen would keep her existing chain to maintain...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-24, 12:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,293
Posted By SoSmellyAir

1. What currency? US$1,000? 2. Rim brakes or...

1. What currency? US$1,000?
2. Rim brakes or disc brakes?
01-30-24, 12:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,029
Posted By SoSmellyAir

On the bike(s) where the RD hanger(s) bend(s) for...

On the bike(s) where the RD hanger(s) bend(s) for no apparent reason, is/are the chain(s) too short for big/big?



I have also been studying Di2 in consideration of an upgrade, but as far as I...
01-28-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,172
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Same here, earlier today. Conditions at the Back...

Same here, earlier today. Conditions at the Back Bay loop were great, sunny, only one small puddle, and not too sandy. Would have been a 38 miler but I had a flat on Peters Canyon trail past I-405.
01-26-24, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Probably Canyon (among the more well-known...

Probably Canyon (among the more well-known brands)?

But my first criteria would be fit / geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-24, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By SoSmellyAir

As you can see from Caliwild 's photo above it is...

As you can see from Caliwild 's photo above it is more a tan with a red undertone than a brown. It is not the same shade as any tan or brown side wall that I have owned (GravelKing SK and GP5000).
01-20-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,028
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The key question is, you cannot adjust the seat...

The key question is, you cannot adjust the seat far enough forward for what? To reach the handlebar? If so, I am afraid Koyote is right, the frame is too big, or at least too long for you.

With a...
01-20-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 342,172
Posted By SoSmellyAir

About a mile up the road, all the while...

About a mile up the road, all the while wondering: why is my bike handling so lively this morning? Then I looked down and saw that I had forgotten my bottles. Turned around, went home, checked the...
01-19-24, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I agree that Roval wheels are awesome. I bought...

I agree that Roval wheels are awesome. I bought the Terra CL for my gravel bike in early 2023.
01-16-24, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No, saddle adjustment, including its fore/aft...

No, saddle adjustment, including its fore/aft positioning, should be set relative to the bottom bracket, to optimize pedaling. Saddle fore/aft should not be set to compensate for reach; doing so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-24, 12:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,053
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Find a taller office building with a well-lit and...

Find a taller office building with a well-lit and well-ventilated stairwell, and carefully walk quickly up the stairs two steps at a time?
01-16-24, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Are you using "Crap" as a verb or a noun in the...

Are you using "Crap" as a verb or a noun in the title? :p

New wheel or new fork. Removing a decal is not really going to help, because the wheels undergo some lateral deflection as you ride. I had...
01-14-24, 08:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,034
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You forgot to mention the questionable sources...

You forgot to mention the questionable sources for vodka and organic produce.
01-13-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That is the same Silca article that had (for a...

That is the same Silca article that had (for a few months) used my photo (below) without permission.
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