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07-22-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By JohnJ80

Been there, done that (ie. used a phone). ...

Been there, done that (ie. used a phone).

Virtually no phones now have ANT+ connectivity. Using BT to connect to sensors is a giant PITA because it's a one to one connection. ANT+ is a one to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By JohnJ80

I always forget to add that you have to make sure...

I always forget to add that you have to make sure your pump gauge is accurate which they typically arenít. Iíve seen pumps off by as much as 15psi when 5psi matters big time to the ride quality.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By JohnJ80

Josh Poertner from Silca has a Marginal Gains...

Josh Poertner from Silca has a Marginal Gains podcast and in one of the episodes they discuss vertical compliance. Turns out about 90% of vertical compliance comes from the tires and inflation.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By JohnJ80

I understand you have to defend your product but...

I understand you have to defend your product but that pretty much is the same results I get with high quality 3M electrical tape. And, given I live and ride in Minnesota, that includes temperature...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By JohnJ80

There's really two arguments here - financial and...

There's really two arguments here - financial and hassle factor.

If the airline you travel on has high fees, you can quickly figure out how fast couplers pay for themselves. That's the financial...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,204
Posted By JohnJ80

Don't patch it, toss it. A blow out at speed on...

Don't patch it, toss it. A blow out at speed on a descent would make for a very bad day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By JohnJ80

Basically, pretty electrical tape. But same...

Basically, pretty electrical tape. But same principle.

That said, a toothpick also works pretty well. Stick the end in there and break it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By JohnJ80

Pretty much available anywhere. Your size there...

Pretty much available anywhere. Your size there should match sidi sizing now, don't think it's changed.

Velcro is long gone as the primary closure on most shoes now except for some triathlon...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

I agree with the sentiments on curbside checkin,...

I agree with the sentiments on curbside checkin, on airline FF status and irregular shaped cases being all useful in avoiding airline fares.

As mentioned previously, we use the Orucase Airport...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By JohnJ80

As in most things, you get what you pay for. ...

As in most things, you get what you pay for.

A lot of the cheaper racks that either clamp to the frame, have hooks that go over the frame or that you hang the bike from are cheap but they can...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

No, sorry. I was just interested in that bike...

No, sorry. I was just interested in that bike for my winter bike sans couplers. I hadn't talked with anyone that had actually used the frame. The Ritchey Outback is the frame I was looking at,...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By JohnJ80

Forgot to add, depending on the case you have,...

Forgot to add, depending on the case you have, put in dummy axles. I cut a piece of PVC plastic pipe to fit around the either the skewer or axle and then clamp it in place with the QR skewer or...
06-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,860
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, no bike thief is picking a lock. So I even...

Yeah, no bike thief is picking a lock. So I even think you're good with a high quality combo lock that doesn't give clues to the code.

Thieves need to be in and out fast. Most bike stealing is...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for the info on the Ritchey frame. I was...

Thanks for the info on the Ritchey frame. I was looking at the gravel version (don't recall the name) but it was a compelling price with both frame and fork and had gotten some pretty great reviews....
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree on the scale thing. That's the one metric...

Agree on the scale thing. That's the one metric that the airline can measure fast and accurately. If you're over then it's fee time. Fuel cost is an issue but I also think that they are trying to...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

I was always able to get it done with Delta but...

I was always able to get it done with Delta but when we were codeshared on KLM, I always worried because they always seemed to much less flexible to me. But Delta didn't seem to care and KLM didn't...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

What airline was that? Delta and especially KLM...

What airline was that? Delta and especially KLM (partner) used to be really anal about that but my Orucase cases went right through. I bet I've got 20-25 segments on Delta with those cases.

J.
06-26-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,860
Posted By JohnJ80

Chicago has professional bike thieves. Take the...

Chicago has professional bike thieves. Take the bike inside.

That being said, we put two kids through college and grad school with bikes on urban college campuses that were rife with thievery. In...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By JohnJ80

Just unbolt the RD keeping the chain run through...

Just unbolt the RD keeping the chain run through it and use velcro ties and padding and strap it down in the rear triangle and to a chain stay. Super easy.
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

Just be ready to have your bike show up on a...

Just be ready to have your bike show up on a later flight though.
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By JohnJ80

United's writeup on bikes makes no sense. So,...

United's writeup on bikes makes no sense. So, it's going to be up to the baggage agent.

The alternative is to fly Delta where there is no charge for a bike.

Before Delta changed their policy,...
06-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,445
Posted By JohnJ80

Minnesota is packed with bike trails and has a...

Minnesota is packed with bike trails and has a huge network of paved trails that go all over the state (https://mntrails.com/bike-trails/). Minnesota's tend to be paved. Wisconsins tend to be...
06-22-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By JohnJ80

Either the Scosche or the Wahoo optical version...

Either the Scosche or the Wahoo optical version that go around your arm are great. Done many rides with them. I've had both and would be happy with either one.

I've had the chest straps which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,632
Posted By JohnJ80

ďBestĒ meaning they have top end bike handling...

ďBestĒ meaning they have top end bike handling skills. Ever see the time Peter Sagan bunny hopped his bike over a rider that fell on the cobbles in Paris Roubaix? That = best.

So if you think...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By JohnJ80

Depends. Pedals alone won't give you more...

Depends.

Pedals alone won't give you more power, effective pedaling technique with the appropriate pedals and shoes do.

If you are just stomping down on the pedals now and you install clipless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,781
Posted By JohnJ80

well, thatís fairly nonsensical. If you donít...

well, thatís fairly nonsensical. If you donít remove the grease from the inside of the chain you will *never* get the wax to penetrate and adhere. The grease will repel the wax. Grease on the outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,781
Posted By JohnJ80

silca has a great video on chain cleaning....

silca has a great video on chain cleaning. Poertner and crew have (typically) studied the heck out of the whole thing after they came up with a wax based lube. Iíve done this to my last chain and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,929
Posted By JohnJ80

Iím right there with you. I have not had a...

Iím right there with you.

I have not had a flat that made stop for the last three years. Thatís 12,000 without a flat. Had I been running tubes, that would have represented at least 18 tubes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,781
Posted By JohnJ80

Just bought two of these. $52 each - Shimano DA...

Just bought two of these. $52 each - Shimano DA 11 speed chain.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnJ80

Itís all tied together one way or another. I...

Itís all tied together one way or another.

I follow Poertnerís podcast Marginal Gains and, if I have this right, the rolling resistance doesnít change a whole lot until it gets really soft and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnJ80

See above - our posts crossed in the ether. ...

See above - our posts crossed in the ether.

It also depends on how repeatable the pump gauge is. You could have an inaccurate gauge but it was repeatable and as long as you used that pump, you'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnJ80

Apparently how Poertner (Silca CEO with an MSEE)...

Apparently how Poertner (Silca CEO with an MSEE) did it, was by collecting lots and lots and lots of user data from race teams and users and then applied a little machine learning to it. It's not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnJ80

You're supposed to measure the actual width of...

You're supposed to measure the actual width of the tire not the labeled width. That accounts for a lot of the internal rim width issues. That said, it's a starting point but it's a lot closer than...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,781
Posted By JohnJ80

I had bought the Friction Facts reports a few...

I had bought the Friction Facts reports a few years ago so I went and dug them out. Here's what Friction Facts said about factory lubes:



Their purpose is not to provide a slick chain, but to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,781
Posted By JohnJ80

That's how business is done in Asia. Even the...

That's how business is done in Asia. Even the biggest companies in the world (think $100B+ in sales) still will do special deals if someone shows up with a suitcase of money and they have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By JohnJ80

To get the gearing you want, it's probably as...

To get the gearing you want, it's probably as simple as a new cassette with different learning. There are a *lot* of choices. Going from 10-11 or 10-12 gears isn't going to make a huge difference,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm 210 and I ride Vittoria Corsa Control 2.0 at...

I'm 210 and I ride Vittoria Corsa Control 2.0 at 68/70 in a 28c tire and love the plush, fast ride. So I'd say you're still way too high.

Silca has a terrific inflation calculator ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,929
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, well - I live and ride in a rural, heavily...

Yeah, well - I live and ride in a rural, heavily wooded area in Minnesota. Stopping for even a very short period of time at the height of summer can be exceedingly unpleasant from a mosquito...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,632
Posted By JohnJ80

its unknowable because itís a complex system and...

its unknowable because itís a complex system and everything interacts. There wonít be an intuitive answer because itís going to a take deep dive into the math. Thatís my point.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,632
Posted By JohnJ80

Do you really think Trek engineering didnít think...

Do you really think Trek engineering didnít think of that and simulate it before they committed huge money to molds for the frames? If only it where that simple.

Again, itís unknowable until all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,007
Posted By JohnJ80

thereís a hack where you install blips (buttons...

thereís a hack where you install blips (buttons places somewhere else other than brifters)near the shifters. Since the blips operate as the paddle for the shifter theyíre attached to, if you put the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,632
Posted By JohnJ80

My point is this: itís unknowable without...

My point is this: itís unknowable without knowledge of the entire system at resonance at that instant in time and without some knowledge of the impulse that set the system into resonance.

None of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,632
Posted By JohnJ80

I donít agree. If anything the damper would limit...

I donít agree. If anything the damper would limit oscillations of the frame and change the mechanical resonance. Think what happens if you were to put a rubber piece in the middle of a tuning fork.
...
06-12-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,313
Posted By JohnJ80

mine came that way but I thought that was on a...

mine came that way but I thought that was on a promotional basis. At any rate, itís listed on their website for sale.

I will say this, once installed it isnít a kludge. Itís like itís part of the...
06-12-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,313
Posted By JohnJ80

Any K-edge mount that works can have an insert...

Any K-edge mount that works can have an insert from Raceware installed that is the native K2 mount. HH also can supply an adaptor that converts the K2 to Garmin qtr turn.

Raceware also makes a...
06-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,313
Posted By JohnJ80

the radar implementation, warning and display is...

the radar implementation, warning and display is better than Garmin. they make use of the high res display and when there is no threat there is no display. The display is more prominent, muting is...
06-10-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,313
Posted By JohnJ80

The connection is only for downloading routes...

The connection is only for downloading routes from their cloud, sync activities, unit settings, etcÖ. In a ride, it does not need a connection unless you are using its live tracking. Then that can be...
06-10-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,313
Posted By JohnJ80

yes. The implementation on the Karoo is actually...

yes. The implementation on the Karoo is actually better than on a Garmin unit. Itís very well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,007
Posted By JohnJ80

Missed that. Then I'd get Rival. Still better...

Missed that. Then I'd get Rival. Still better than Ultegra Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,007
Posted By JohnJ80

I'd go with SRAM eTap over Di2 but I'd go for...

I'd go with SRAM eTap over Di2 but I'd go for Force.

I built a bike a few years ago with Ui2 - worked great. Then I converted a previously mech bike over to electronic shifting and the obvious...
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