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06-26-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,510
Posted By chaadster

???! But does snotrocket work? It’s the same...

???! But does snotrocket work? It’s the same effluent!
06-26-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By chaadster

Ooh, that’s gonna make some interesting builds! ...

Ooh, that’s gonna make some interesting builds! The decision to leave the inner ring on the double in black is dubious, but perhaps for the modern bike, where so much is black, like rims, stem,...
06-26-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By chaadster

It looks like it could be a fault of poorly made...

It looks like it could be a fault of poorly made tube. The rubber rim strip appears to be doing the job of smoothing sharp edges, so I’d think that’s largely ok. You could even just put a short...
06-26-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By chaadster

Ha! Nobody drives 45mph on that stretch I bet! ...

Ha! Nobody drives 45mph on that stretch I bet! Around here anyway, a road like that would commonly be driven 55-60mph, regardless of posted limit. Do you think speed has something to do with wire...
06-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,510
Posted By chaadster

Ah, I did mis-read; well if you have tubeless...

Ah, I did mis-read; well if you have tubeless tires, then all you need to do is test their air holding ability. Pull the tubes, reinflate, and wait overnight. If they hold pressure, you’re good to...
06-25-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,510
Posted By chaadster

I’ve ridden tubeless without sealant in the past,...

I’ve ridden tubeless without sealant in the past, on the original Schwalbe One. I don’t think there’s any good reason to do so, but if you have a tire which is airtight on it’s own, yeah, you can do...
06-24-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I dunno…a great bike is so much more than...

Oh, I dunno…a great bike is so much more than just the frame material. Speaking as someone with road bikes in the four major materials— steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber— I really don’t...
06-24-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By chaadster

That’s a super looking sled, both by-the-numbers...

That’s a super looking sled, both by-the-numbers and aesthetically. I’d absolutely love to have a Time bike, and now that I’ve completed my initial exploration of the four major construction...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,350
Posted By chaadster

It has been a few months since the last post in...

It has been a few months since the last post in the thread, but since I’ve come to learn the Michelin Power Road TLR has now been replaced by the Power Cup line, I didn’t figure there was much point...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 694
Posted By chaadster

I don’t think so, no. Whether talking Revloops,...

I don’t think so, no. Whether talking Revloops, Aerothan, Tubolito or Pirelli, I think they’re quite similar in terms of quality. Someone referenced “valve issues” upthread, but I’ve never heard of...
06-22-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By chaadster

I’ve used both CatEars and Slipstreamz, and they...

I’ve used both CatEars and Slipstreamz, and they work a little— as in, under certain conditions— but neither worked well enough to earn a permanent spot in my cycling kit.

It would be nice to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By chaadster

I’m also 52 and I’ve had great success using weed...

I’m also 52 and I’ve had great success using weed cream, with both THC and CBD, on my arthritic knees, so that may be something to look into for managing the pain and allowing you to continue riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 694
Posted By chaadster

I think TPU tubes are a much better option for...

I think TPU tubes are a much better option for most riders nowadays. They have none of the hassles of latex (like fragility, finicky install, and rapid leakdown), and offer lighter weight, better...
06-17-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By chaadster

I carry and use the Specialized AirTool MTB on my...

I carry and use the Specialized AirTool MTB on my 650bx48 bike, and it takes pressure up pretty quick in those big tires. I don’t have exact figures, but I’ve dealt with slow leaks, so I know I can...
06-15-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,227
Posted By chaadster

I appreciate branding because it helps me...

I appreciate branding because it helps me identify what’s good, what’s not so good, and what’s trash. If a producer isn’t proud enough to brand their own production, I take that as a sign it’s not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By chaadster

Trying to reconcile that kind of experience with...

Trying to reconcile that kind of experience with my own trouble-free experience— primarily based on running an Avid BB7/QR equipped commuter for 16 years and on which I did all kinds of stuff all...
06-13-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By chaadster

I’ve had good results over the years with a...

I’ve had good results over the years with a chiropracter, admittedly for more serious pain. I wracked my back up several years ago from a combo of a foam-roller-gone-wrong followed by the bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

Oh, wow…that’s a pretty neat setup with them...

Oh, wow…that’s a pretty neat setup with them being closed to public motor vehicles. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

Is that a thing? I thought the defining features...

Is that a thing? I thought the defining features of fire roads is that they’re unpaved wilderness access. If not, what makes a “paved fire road” different from a regular road? We don’t have fire...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 961
Posted By chaadster

Flats happen randomly, that’s just how it is. Of...

Flats happen randomly, that’s just how it is. Of course you check for intrusions and that the rim bed is ok, but flats are caused most often by random road debris, which means they can happen...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there are bad ones, both mechanically and...

Yeah, there are bad ones, both mechanically and ergonomically, but there are definitely good— and lightweight— ones out there. I’m not saying I’d hit a jump line on ‘em, but for regular road use...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

2mm ain’t much. Even when you consider it’s...

2mm ain’t much. Even when you consider it’s 2,000 microns, it still doesn’t sound like much! Trying to eyeball 2mm out of 30mm on a curving bike tire, where the maximal width is on a different...
06-12-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,116
Posted By chaadster

Yes, for me, paying the premium for the Park...

Yes, for me, paying the premium for the Park stand was as much a moral decision as it was a desire to get the best stand I could reasonably afford.

”Disenfranchised kids” is a funny turn of phrase!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

jonathanf2 That’s an interesting and cool looking...

jonathanf2 That’s an interesting and cool looking bike! Are you hitting gravel on the TKs, or just pavement?
06-12-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By chaadster

Interesting. I guess I’m so accustomed to Strava...

Interesting. I guess I’m so accustomed to Strava segments, I don’t have any idea what my overall ride time is like. Or maybe it’s an interval training mentality which causes a bit of myopia? ...
06-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By chaadster

Given that the critical rim specs are very...

Given that the critical rim specs are very similar between the alu GX and carbon fiber GXX, and that the wheels are otherwise the same, I wouldn’t expect any substantial difference between them.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

As I noted upthread in the first few posts, I...

As I noted upthread in the first few posts, I first measured the Timekeepers oversized at +26mm before I ever rode them, and they have maybe stretched a couple tenths of a millimeter; I’m not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By chaadster

Man, I’ve been using all kinds of external cam...

Man, I’ve been using all kinds of external cam skewers since the 80s, back in the Ringlé days. I’ve never had any real problems with them, but I’ve also never used them on horizontal dropouts.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

Interesting…sitting here with both the 25mm...

Interesting…sitting here with both the 25mm Timekeepers on the 18.1mm IW AC Victory30s and their stablemate road tire Torchbearer 25mm on 17.5mm IW (or maybe 18mm; mixed info on that) Sun CR18s, I...
06-09-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By chaadster

Sounds like Berd GVX25 is a wheelset you’d be...

Sounds like Berd GVX25 is a wheelset you’d be interested in. I don’t have experience with them, but I do ride similarly fiber-spoked Spinergy GX, and the comfort component of fiber spokes is...
06-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,116
Posted By chaadster

You’ve missed the point.

You’ve missed the point.
06-07-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,116
Posted By chaadster

I don’t see the “problem” you allege, as one does...

I don’t see the “problem” you allege, as one does not need Snap On tools to work on cars, either. Watch B is for Build on YouTube, and you’ll see those dudes building entire cars with all Harbor...
06-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,326
Posted By chaadster

1.2k is typical for me on Schwalbe Pro One. I...

1.2k is typical for me on Schwalbe Pro One. I got half that on my last Hutchinson Glactik rear, which blew open in spectacular fashion after a very brief lockup coming downhill. No doubt the lockup...
06-07-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,326
Posted By chaadster

I get about 1.2k miles out of performance bike...

I get about 1.2k miles out of performance bike tires on the rear, but I’m also quite heavy and I’m sure that’s a factor, as are power and riding style.
06-06-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,326
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, that’s gonna depend on the car. Front...

Yeah, that’s gonna depend on the car. Front brake pads for my Giulia are in the $170 range, not $25, and the rears around $150. Once you add in labor time, tool and equipment cost, you’ve got your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By chaadster

Ah, I haven’t reported back… They’ve been great! ...

Ah, I haven’t reported back… They’ve been great! I took them down to the Shawnee Valley state forest in SE Ohio a few weeks back for my club’s spring camp, and they performed flawlessly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 911
Posted By chaadster

Just know that there are still many of us out...

Just know that there are still many of us out here experienced enough to get into toeclips without needing to look down at our feet. I think almost everyone could do it with some practice.

I’ll...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By chaadster

That has not been my experience, nor do I think...

That has not been my experience, nor do I think tire width or pressure is of any real consequence to tubeless performance.

My easiest-to-live with setups have been with 23mm rubber, and the most...
06-03-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By chaadster

This may be a bridge too far, but you don’t need...

This may be a bridge too far, but you don’t need a new tube with a longer valve stem because you could get valve extenders. The extender is a simple device, but it may just be easier to just get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By chaadster

I ride both tubeless and TPU wheels, and would...

I ride both tubeless and TPU wheels, and would say that, all else being equal, let the tires determine whether you run tubeless or not. Some tires, particularly the supple, lightweight types, can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I’m kinda old school. I have ridden 28,...

Yeah, I’m kinda old school. I have ridden 28, 30, and 32mm rubber on the road, and currently roll 35c file tread tires during the summer on my gravel bike, so I get the experience essentially,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

Having a hard time following along, eh?

Having a hard time following along, eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

I wasn’t dictating to others, I was wondering if...

I wasn’t dictating to others, I was wondering if there is any real reason to believe that the adaptive feature actually works like you seem to think it does. I’ve said all along that the feature is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

Regardless of hypotheticals, the Varia runs...

Regardless of hypotheticals, the Varia runs longer in flash mode than in steady, and longest in the maximum intensity Day Flash mode.

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/698001
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

Flash modes provide longer run times than steady,...

Flash modes provide longer run times than steady, and that’s true for Varia as well, so again, the value of the adaptive feature is questionable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

I’ll ask it again: if visibility is the point,...

I’ll ask it again: if visibility is the point, what is the value of the adapative feature and why not just have Varia flash all the time, irregularly or otherwise?
05-30-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By chaadster

I haven’t used the Tattico, which looks like a...

I haven’t used the Tattico, which looks like a stick grenade or something, but I do have a few Lezyne Road Drives in service and find them to be very good pumps, largely in that they reach road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

Huh? Cyclist visibility is irrelevant to driver...

Huh? Cyclist visibility is irrelevant to driver behavior?? Anyway… one implication of what you’ve said is that the flash is more visible— which I agree with— but the adaptive part of the Varia is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

This is an interesting concept to me, the notion...

This is an interesting concept to me, the notion that the adaptive light has value. I don’t really know how y’all are assessing that in a meaningful or accurate way, but it doesn’t make a whole lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,212
Posted By chaadster

As I understand it, locked file recording...

As I understand it, locked file recording duration can be set at various intervals using the app, so while riding, that means user triggered clips or incident triggered clips. All other clips, i.e....
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