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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By HTupolev

Replace the chain when it's elongated too much,...

Replace the chain when it's elongated too much, which can be measured with a metal ruler.

Replace sprockets when they no longer shift or engage well with a new chain.
07-29-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 694
Posted By HTupolev

Maybe. Depends on what the issues are (if...

Maybe. Depends on what the issues are (if anything specific) with your vintage bike, and how marginal your ability to keep up is. I ride my vintage steel in pacelines of largely the same composition...
07-29-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,068
Posted By HTupolev

It's not a matter of sizing the chain...

It's not a matter of sizing the chain "correctly", it's a matter of how you choose to size it when no sizing is correct. If you err short, the problem is that it goes taught toward the big-big; if...
07-29-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By HTupolev

In what way? "Slant parallelogram" simply means...

In what way? "Slant parallelogram" simply means that you're not constraining the parallelogram pivots to the fore-aft/up-down plane of the bicycle. It doesn't refer to a single specific geometry....
07-28-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By HTupolev

Pull ratio is fairly easy and probably already...

Pull ratio is fairly easy and probably already doable with the mechanical designs of most, if not all, existing electronic derailleurs. The main hindrance to it is whether manufacturers actually want...
07-27-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,251
Posted By HTupolev

I think you two are talking around each other. In...

I think you two are talking around each other. In most cycling conversation, the "elevation" or "elevation gain" of a ride usually refers to the cumulative elevation gained while traveling on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,055
Posted By HTupolev

That sounds reasonable, but it's a...

That sounds reasonable, but it's a surface-dependent issue. I'd probably go lower if there was lots of rough chipseal, for instance.
07-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By HTupolev

1.5-step works essentially the same way that...

1.5-step works essentially the same way that half-step does, except that the front ratio jump is 1.5 times the rear ratio jump, instead of .5 times. When you want a tight shift, it's achieved by...
07-24-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,112
Posted By HTupolev

The amount of speed increase will still depend on...

The amount of speed increase will still depend on those things even if they're held equal across the two cases.

If you're talking about rolling resistance per-tire, and we spitball a bike+rider...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By HTupolev

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design...

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design specs for an RD-6700-SS. With hanger extenders and b-screw shenanigans or whatever you might be able to force it to clear, but even if you do, you'll...
07-21-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,336
Posted By HTupolev

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc...

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc brakes or don't care much either way, so manufacturers have largely ejected rim-brake bikes from their supply chains, except at low quality tiers....
07-21-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 293,636
Posted By HTupolev

Bicycle. https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg ...

Bicycle.

https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg

Bee. 🐝 🌞

https://i.imgur.com/1q1EyOV.jpg
07-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/fFUtSm1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fFUtSm1.jpg
07-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By HTupolev

One answer might be Rat Trap Pass. Their "2.3...

One answer might be Rat Trap Pass. Their "2.3 inch" nominal labeling was a choice that Panaracer made because it uses the same silicone bladder as their 2.3" MTB knobbies and they didn't want mixups...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By HTupolev

If the condition is actually good, in the current...

If the condition is actually good, in the current bicycle market that price seems reasonable.
07-10-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By HTupolev

Just get flakes and mix what you need. This has...

Just get flakes and mix what you need. This has the bonus advantage of giving you control over the pound cut.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,149
Posted By HTupolev

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip...

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip than others, yeah. But the low power outputs in cycling (relative to motorsport) put rolling resistance at a high premium, so manufacturers don't always...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,696
Posted By HTupolev

That if you rode Tufo Tubular Clinchers, you'd...

That if you rode Tufo Tubular Clinchers, you'd have 5.5 + 3 = 8.5 Le Tour wins.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,816
Posted By HTupolev

Did some tube repair today. ...

Did some tube repair today.

https://i.imgur.com/9LriE9L.jpg
07-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,957
Posted By HTupolev

Not exactly. The Martin model is good enough to...

Not exactly. The Martin model is good enough to be very useful, but it's known to be incomplete. What is approximated as "crr" appears to be somewhat speed-variant, for instance, and it's not really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By HTupolev

Design fashion and available technologies have...

Design fashion and available technologies have certainly shifted since 2014. For example, if you want a road bike that can manage somewhat chunky gravel, the increased tire clearance on a new Domane...
07-04-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By HTupolev

110mm cranks with a "vintage look" exist. For...

110mm cranks with a "vintage look" exist. For instance, here's a 110mm crank from the 1970s, a Sugino Mighty Tour set up as a 52-42-34 triple:

https://i.imgur.com/URHRjuP.jpg

Heck, old-school...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,799
Posted By HTupolev

If you're not either pinch-limited on low-end PSI...

If you're not either pinch-limited on low-end PSI (in which case you should probably be running wider tires regardless), flying extremely close to the sun by running a tubeless setup dry, or being...
07-02-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By HTupolev

If you're planning to use Tiagra levers and...

If you're planning to use Tiagra levers and cable-actuated rim brakes, why are you worried about what hub configurations the GRX braking system is designed for? The drivetrain aspects of the GRX...
07-02-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,606
Posted By HTupolev

If you agree that this aspect of cycling personal...

If you agree that this aspect of cycling personal responsibility isn't relevant in this case, why did you spend more than half of your OP talking about how the death reminds us of its importance?
...
07-01-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, slightly. They can loosen up over time,...

Yes, slightly. They can loosen up over time, especially during the initial breaking-in period.
06-27-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 1,927,060
Posted By HTupolev

Ice cream. https://i.imgur.com/XHeeaNL.jpg ...

Ice cream.

https://i.imgur.com/XHeeaNL.jpg

Where I rode today was to ice cream.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By HTupolev

Vibrantly-colored tires are often misused, but...

Vibrantly-colored tires are often misused, but there are a variety of situations in which they can look nice. Yellow tires were a key feature of the gorgeous yellow-highlight Bianchis that Marco...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By HTupolev

No, there wouldn't be. 27" wheels stopped being...

No, there wouldn't be. 27" wheels stopped being used for new bikes around 1990, so there just aren't that many 27" tires being sold anymore. It's not worth it to manufacturers to maintain a large...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By HTupolev

By "yellow" I'm assuming that you mean "tan"? ...

By "yellow" I'm assuming that you mean "tan"?

A popular budget option 27 x 1 1/4 is the Kenda K35 with tan walls. They're pretty similar to the sorts of tires that would have come on a Nomade...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By HTupolev

What do you mean by "26 inch"? That can refer to...

What do you mean by "26 inch"? That can refer to a number of different things, and they're not interchangeable.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/26.html

What do the tire labels refer to the size...
06-24-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By HTupolev

It's possible to build a road bike with gearing...

It's possible to build a road bike with gearing that goes far lower than typical "road" options, even while staying mostly within "road" derailleur and shifter ecosystems. Like, it's fairly easy to...
06-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,069
Posted By HTupolev

Hahaha. It depends on various...

Hahaha.


It depends on various particulars, but it wouldn't be unrealistic for them to save you on the order of half a mph or more.
06-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,105
Posted By HTupolev

I was responding to your claim that you had...

I was responding to your claim that you had experience with "brifter" excluding Ergo. I was asking what that experience was.

Nothing about this has much to do with authority. This is a discussion...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By HTupolev

Strava.

Strava.
06-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By HTupolev

Interesting. I sometimes make charts, but mostly...

Interesting. I sometimes make charts, but mostly to plan builds or explain gearing to others. Referencing a chart mid-ride has always sounded very cumbersome to me.

Even if I was going to tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By HTupolev

GPS receivers aren't always very accurate. Strava...

GPS receivers aren't always very accurate. Strava allows a lot of positional fudging to make segment matching ever work at all. If you look at the map on the screen on Strava's website where it says...
06-20-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 293,636
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/Hclau6A.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/Hclau6A.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lyJ5Mhi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NJU3pBu.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By HTupolev

I would say exactly the same thing, but about the...

I would say exactly the same thing, but about the drops. In terms of how your hands interact with the brake levers, braking from the drops is far more similar to braking on flat bars than braking...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By HTupolev

Put a Park GP-2 in each of your repair kits....

Put a Park GP-2 in each of your repair kits. They're cheap, take up no space, weigh nothing, and work quite well. Once you've burned through your tubes, they'll be there to provide a lot of margin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By HTupolev

Use the drops. Drops position gives your index...

Use the drops. Drops position gives your index finger excellent leverage on the brake lever, while positioning the rest of your hand and fingers to make a comfortable and very secure grip while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,147
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not sure how that's relevant, considering...

I'm not sure how that's relevant, considering that people mostly aren't recommending 1x. And, a well-designed triple can in some cases reduce the amount of front shifting that a rider is doing...
06-16-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By HTupolev

If gear spacing is a concern... If that...

If gear spacing is a concern...
If that freewheel is 14-16-19-22-26-30, and you've got an extra tooth of wrap to spare, a 53T chainring may improve the quality of the 1.5-stepping between the middle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,727
Posted By HTupolev

They last an extremely long time, and this...

They last an extremely long time, and this longevity is their largest drawback.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,147
Posted By HTupolev

What is "some hills"?

What is "some hills"?
06-12-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 293,636
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/AZPvxHR.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/AZPvxHR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tUyg0Te.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UadOkvJ.jpg
06-12-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,777
Posted By HTupolev

Depending on specificity, both. What matters is...

Depending on specificity, both. What matters is the intent and how the bike has been optimized for what purposes. If Specialized made a revision of the Epic Hardtail with drop bars and sold it as a...
06-11-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By HTupolev

Better performance in what respect? Is there some...

Better performance in what respect? Is there some specific way in which the performance of your current drivetrain is poor?


That's not true. An 11-speed drivetrain will require a hub with an...
06-10-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By HTupolev

Velo-Orange used to sell Rustines patch kits in...

Velo-Orange used to sell Rustines patch kits in the US; The safety data for Rustine's "Dissolutin" fluid lists tetramethylthiuram disulfide, which leads me to suspect that they're trying to...
06-10-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,344
Posted By HTupolev

1.25" isn't all that wide. If the road bike was...

1.25" isn't all that wide. If the road bike was dramatically faster, it was probably mostly due to factors other than the tire width. Such as posture, or factors other than width in the tire's...
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