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06-28-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By base2

Well, I'm not one to argue with Sheldon Brown....

Well, I'm not one to argue with Sheldon Brown. (https://sheldonbrown.com/derailleur.html)



FWIW: About 3 chain link pins usually results in about 6mm of space between the upper jockey wheel &...
06-26-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,786
Posted By base2

Maybe you've come to your understanding with out...

Maybe you've come to your understanding with out any formal or specialized training? Sure, a 3 year-old can figure out how to ride upon a bicycle. A conscious understanding of the physics involved...
06-26-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,786
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46729233775_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46729233775_f89b7ede2c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ecixbp)6GjMLjB_d (https://flic.kr/p/2ecixbp) by Richard Mozzarella (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145063776@N04/),...
06-21-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,221
Posted By base2

In 2018 & 2019 The shop was full of bikes from...

In 2018 & 2019 The shop was full of bikes from floor to ceiling. The warehouse off site was full of bikes dating back years. The owner has figured out how to make the shop survive on repairs alone &...
06-05-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By base2

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess...

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess of 80,000 flight cycles, & the epoxy they used to bond the panels never actually bonded because the mechanics that installed it were in a hurry. Had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By base2

Anytime. If I need it back I'll know where to go....

Anytime. If I need it back I'll know where to go. ;)
05-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By base2

Nope. A wrinkle like that is not fixable in any...

Nope. A wrinkle like that is not fixable in any frame material.
05-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,766
Posted By base2

My first thought is patch application. You are...

My first thought is patch application. You are abrading the tube & letting the vulcanizing compound ("glue") completely dry before applying the patch, right? Yes? Good.

Secondly, how much spoke is...
05-11-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By base2

You really are going to be sorry if you actually...

You really are going to be sorry if you actually intend to use a Big Box bike regularly for any sort of bicycle related activity.

I don't intend to be mean or holier-than-thou or anything like...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By base2

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't...

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't have bikes currently attached to them. Sometimes they'll swap around based on the goal for a given bike or given ride.

In general, all my bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,355
Posted By base2

In an earnest attempt to be helpful: Get...

In an earnest attempt to be helpful:
Get yourself a set of Gevenalle shifters $200
Get yourself a shorter "take-off" stem $10
Get yourself a road handlebar (aluminum) $30
Get yourself some...
04-29-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By base2

This is a Microshift 11-46 cassette....

This is a Microshift 11-46 cassette. (https://www.modernbike.com/microshift-advent-cassette---9-speed-11-46t-ed-black-hardened-steel-cogs)
The caveat is your current derailleur may not have the...
04-23-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By base2

Panaracer Gravelkings tend to run a touch narrow...

Panaracer Gravelkings tend to run a touch narrow in my experience. The 2.1's will probably fit anywhere a 2.0 was happy. Even if the casing was wider (I don't think it is,) Factor in the low pile of...
04-20-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By base2

What JaccoW said. Carnuba wax from the...

What JaccoW said.

Carnuba wax from the autopart store. Chain wax like Squirt or similar to avoid dust collection. Or realize that most people are recreational riders at best & expect dirty/oily...
04-08-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,144
Posted By base2

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24...

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24 ounces of "hobo beer" Steel Reserve 211, & is currently waiting for 20 milligrams of THC in chocolate form to kick in, I disagree.

In an hour, I'll...
04-02-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,144
Posted By base2

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General. ...

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General.
As the public relations campaign sign says "20 is plenty."
But they don't specify 20 of what; speed limit, or something else?

No need to be stupid,...
03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,805
Posted By base2

No. No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't...

No.
No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't take this wrong, or rude, or whatever...
The answer is: "No" to anyone, any where, any time.
Especially if you have a carbon wonderbike or a TT...
03-29-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,627
Posted By base2

I see what you did there. ;)

I see what you did there.
;)
03-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,627
Posted By base2

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling...

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling resistance. So, yeah. A heavier well designed bike could be faster than a poorly designed light bike.

It's like that urban legend experiment between warm...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By base2

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009. ...

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009.
Honestly, I've forgotten about it.
Tulips, anyone?

Base2

Here's some fun reading: Blockchain good. Bitcoin, meh....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,933
Posted By base2

I'll return to leading group rides when the club...

I'll return to leading group rides when the club I associate with quits puting a limit on the number of riders that can show up. When they eliminate the mask requirement & the related hoops to jump...
03-16-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By base2

I vote for chain wear. In your description the...

I vote for chain wear. In your description the chain is the common denominator. Plus you can see in the photograph that it is old, a bit gritty KMC x8 speed & also the links don't line up on the...
03-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By base2

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six...

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six mllllmeters, a normal separation between sprocket planes, the chain angle will be 8.9 degrees if the jockey pulley is 1 1/2 links from the sprocket...
03-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,512
Posted By base2

You are riding on gyroscopes. All input to a...

You are riding on gyroscopes.
All input to a gyroscope is output 90 degrees later.
Skill: Push your gyroscopes around.

Philosophy change:
Stop moving yourself around the bike.
Start making the...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By base2

Nothing says: "Not going to get the contract."...

Nothing says: "Not going to get the contract." Like showing up to my house to deliver a bid in a ridiculous inefficient fashion truck...I'd rather you ran your business in a way that didn't drive my...
03-13-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By base2

I wanna say Lael Wilcox raced on a Specialized...

I wanna say Lael Wilcox raced on a Specialized Epic hardtail with Gravelking SK+ 700x43c tires.

I know a somebody did really well on a single speed mountainbike, but I think the only "mountain...
03-13-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By base2

Frame geometry has always been variable in...

Frame geometry has always been variable in accordance with a bikes purpose & design objectives.

If anything, road bikes are shorter in the 2020's than in previous generations, chainstays shorter...
03-12-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By base2

Op: You mention silicone caulk/adhesive. ...

Op: You mention silicone caulk/adhesive.

Nothing sticks to silicone & silicone has a way of working itself into the pores or anything it comes into contact with.

I fear you have impregnated...
03-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By base2

Bolt threads=grease, yes...or Loctite 242 which...

Bolt threads=grease, yes...or Loctite 242 which serves the same anti-corrosion duties, but also lightly glues the 2 parts together.

Everything else, flanges, hole bores, etc...Lube is unnecessary,...
03-12-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By base2

You can buy honey by the pound. Nature made...

You can buy honey by the pound. Nature made glucose & fructose ready for mainlining right into your cycling self with no digestion or wait time necessary.

Sportlegs, potassuim (NuSalt), & NoDoz...
03-08-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By base2

I too, am curious about the fork. A thick...

I too, am curious about the fork.

A thick welding bead run up the backside of the fork leg from the dropout to several inches above the upper caliper post mount would do a lot & be subtle when...
03-06-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By base2

I wouldn't bother with coaxial cable. So much of...

I wouldn't bother with coaxial cable. So much of it is garbage with aluminum stranded shielding around a solid conductor...It's thick, bulky, inflexible & guarenteed to break, suffer water...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,068
Posted By base2

Now would be a good time to swap it to the front.

Now would be a good time to swap it to the front.
03-04-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,863
Posted By base2

From a tire width perspective I wouldn't bother....

From a tire width perspective I wouldn't bother. A lot of cost for not very much benefit.

From a pedal strike perspective, is that 13mm height change going to make a difference? That depends on...
03-04-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By base2

It sounds like with what you have done, the shift...

It sounds like with what you have done, the shift cable is now holding the derailleur off the limit screw. This is a common mistake. You probably installed the cable before setting the limits.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By base2

He became a gym teacher. ...

He became a gym teacher.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RzCnrpfUaAk
03-02-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By base2

Rated is continuous duty. It is predominantly...

Rated is continuous duty. It is predominantly determined by how quickly heat can be removed from susceptible components. An equalibrium sets up between cooling fans, heatsinks, & load to keep even...
03-02-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By base2

Watts = Volts * current 1500 watts = 48volts *...

Watts = Volts * current
1500 watts = 48volts * 31.25amps

Not even including efficiency losses, your controllers are seriously under rated for what you are asking it to do by a ridiculous amount....
02-24-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By base2

You're fine. You can sort of get an idea of how...

You're fine.
You can sort of get an idea of how it's going to go when you wrap a chain around the cog & it doesn't nest very well. At 3000 miles, I wouldn't have even thought about the cassette.
02-23-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By base2

Part 5. Bottom of the article....

Part 5. Bottom of the article. (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By base2

FWIW: In the Zwift, I tend to hit the sprint...

FWIW: In the Zwift, I tend to hit the sprint zones at a pretty high torque around 80 rpm & wind up to the low 100's by the end of the sprint zone. It usually works out to a 650-700 average wattage...
02-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,353
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50962378871_63...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50962378871_637a51b612_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kDnvJF)
Raleigh R600. Ultegra 3x10 drivetrain, generic Suntour downtube shifters. Weinmann XP24 rims with...
02-19-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,656
Posted By base2

Blog post by an official site of the United...

Blog post by an official site of the United States government. (https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/busting-myths-about-metric-system)

On a related note: I used to run a NIST affiliated...
02-18-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By base2

I'm not giving the video any clicks. It's...

I'm not giving the video any clicks.

It's almost always a better deal to buy a bike as a package deal. Often for tier 1 or 2 groupsets it's like buying the groupset at retail & getting a free...
02-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By base2

Yep. DeJoy. But it's also a handful of other...

Yep. DeJoy.
But it's also a handful of other well known causes. Not the least of which is intentional defunding of our institutions to carve out market space for for-profit companies.

The USPS...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,609
Posted By base2

I've been grumpy about SRAM for quite some time...

I've been grumpy about SRAM for quite some time now. Not that I'm jaded or anything. It's standard practice to buy the competition & scuttle any competing products.

Quarq did make good on my C1...
02-12-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 25,793
Posted By base2

20+3(1+1)+5+10+20=61 minutes. I think the...

20+3(1+1)+5+10+20=61 minutes.

I think the cycling world has been trolled.
02-12-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By base2

In all honesty, a $100 bill at a powder coater...

In all honesty, a $100 bill at a powder coater for a complete strip, blasting, phosphoric acid passivation & powdercoat application is so worth it. Between a few cans of primer, a few cans of paint,...
02-10-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By base2

Not that I'm one for Porteur racks, but the idea...

Not that I'm one for Porteur racks, but the idea of having extra/redundant/unnecessary components does rub me the wrong way. Combine that with the need to always carry more water & or more food or a...
02-09-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By base2

Is the new 39 tooth ring on backwards? They look...

Is the new 39 tooth ring on backwards? They look symmetrical, but aren't. The teeth are offset inboard/outboard. They ought to be outboard closest to the big ring.
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