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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By chaadster

No, high pressure road tires seal up fine. Iíve...

No, high pressure road tires seal up fine. Iíve been on road tubeless since Ď13 or Ď14 myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By chaadster

Atlas Shrugged I’ll be trying the Silca stuff...

Atlas Shrugged I’ll be trying the Silca stuff next!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By chaadster

Another example of why tubeless is awesome.

If I just said my ride yesterday was in a thunderstorm and that I got punctures in both tires, you wouldnít think it was a great ride, but it was! The rain eased, and by the end of the ride, yielded...
05-21-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By chaadster

A good, quality stand will last for decades of...

A good, quality stand will last for decades of use, and one that’s well designed and easy to use will make those years a pleasure and save you a lot of headaches. I had no problem paying ~$300 for my...
05-21-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By chaadster

Speaking as a 111kg cyclist who has been heavier...

Speaking as a 111kg cyclist who has been heavier and ridden some considerably more delicate seeming equipment than the Capriolo, I agree with BTinNYC that there is probably no need for concern. If...
05-20-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By chaadster

My problems with low tire pressures start to...

My problems with low tire pressures start to appear long before bottoming out the tire on the rim under impact occurs, namely the handling goes to crap first. I cannot stand mushy tires that canít...
05-20-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By chaadster

My RTL515 fully functions while charging, or at...

My RTL515 fully functions while charging, or at least appears to, since the radar bar pops up on the Wahoo Bolt.

Incidentally, not only does the 515 work while charging, so does the Bolt:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 338
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, Iíve never used them, but insofar as...

Yeah, Iíve never used them, but insofar as non-marring goes, the wire design probably is best because of the smaller contact surface area. They come in T-shirt sizing, but even the Large look...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 338
Posted By chaadster

which would you recommend? Every SPD shoe Iíve...

which would you recommend? Every SPD shoe Iíve had (since Ď89!) has allowed the cleat to contact the floor. Besides the clicking, Iím always bothered when the cleat hits a piece of debris on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 338
Posted By chaadster

The problem with the MKS Urban pedal, and the...

The problem with the MKS Urban pedal, and the reason toeclips are so great, is the issue of foot retention. It’s really dangerous, IMO, to be commuting and have a foot slip off a pedal when you’re...
05-18-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By chaadster

Y’all dudes better check the reviews from such...

Y’all dudes better check the reviews from such credible reviewers as DC Rainmaker and GPLama, because the unit does not function well, nor does it function for the kinds of uses you/we imagine it...
05-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By chaadster

That spring is definitely not exerting enough...

That spring is definitely not exerting enough force to displace the pistons, so I think youíre creating your own boogieman hereÖ
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,930
Posted By chaadster

I knowÖI got it because of all the hype, but...

I knowÖI got it because of all the hype, but yeah, Iím not impressed by 515 in any way. I find it best for solo gravel, but even then, could totally do without it. And itís a hideous looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,930
Posted By chaadster

I look at it from a diametrically opposed...

I look at it from a diametrically opposed position: given what the camera actually does. As DCR concludes, the unit really only functions practically as an emergency recorder when used in conjuction...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,930
Posted By chaadster

DCR is so nice…talking about how people had...

DCR is so nice…talking about how people had higher expectations than a hot mess of a Garmin unit. I certainly didn’t. Garmin’s user experience is the worst.
05-18-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By chaadster

I’ve not had any meaningful lag in speed...

I’ve not had any meaningful lag in speed reporting from either Garmin or Wahoo units, going back to the days when the Edge 500 came out. I mean, it has probably happened, but is so rare and brief...
05-17-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By chaadster

It’s always like that? It never shows instant...

It’s always like that? It never shows instant speed? Are you saying that when you start off for a ride, it takes five seconds to move from zero to, say, 8mph, which it displays for five seconds...
05-17-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By chaadster

But NiteRider was the OPís specific complaint!

But NiteRider was the OPís specific complaint!
05-17-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, we need more info about what your needs are...

Yeah, we need more info about what your needs are in order to make solid reccos, but sharing your concern for styling, there are two brands I keep going back to for lighting: Knog and Specialized.
...
05-17-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By chaadster

I use and like the dial compound Maxxis Torch in...

I use and like the dial compound Maxxis Torch in 20x1.75, and it’s available in a really nice, light, 120tpi, folding bead 1.95 size, as well as a heavier 60tpi 2.20 size.

I’ve only used Big...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By chaadster

OMG, rightÖforest fires have huge impacts on so...

OMG, rightÖforest fires have huge impacts on so many things. Itís easy to forget that even if your house isnít threatened, you could still face weeks of ruined riding.

Best luck to you!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By chaadster

I can’t help the OP at all, and have to say, I’m...

I can’t help the OP at all, and have to say, I’m surprised if “brake caliper arm play adjustment” is a thing; I’ve never thought about it, done it, or heard about it. I’ll be following the thread...
05-11-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,291
Posted By chaadster

Oh, thatís interesting, and something I didnít...

Oh, thatís interesting, and something I didnít know! Per Stanís site FAQ:

ĒIt is always good to wipe excess sealant out of your tires if you plan to use them again. A dry rag is sufficient for...
05-10-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By chaadster

There is no reason “frequent wheel removal”...

There is no reason “frequent wheel removal” should affect brakes if it’s done properly.

Resolving this issue sounds well above the OP’s experience level, so just taking the bike to the shop is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By chaadster

Hey, if youíre ever riding out by Gasport, stop...

Hey, if youíre ever riding out by Gasport, stop in, try the wine and say hi to my buddy Patrick at Liten Buffel Winery!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By chaadster

HahaÖyeah, and thereís that! I think it bothers...

HahaÖyeah, and thereís that! I think it bothers me more at home, though; when it hits 75ļF in the house, I start getting ornery. Iím philosophically opposed to turning on the A/C in April or May,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By chaadster

Iíve not had the fitness the past several winters...

Iíve not had the fitness the past several winters to emerge in spring a road hungry animal, but this season Iím right there with you feeling that, and itís awesome! We were sprinting to the Chelsea...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By chaadster

A double century is impressive; thatís an...

A double century is impressive; thatís an imcomprehensibly big ride in my world! Kudos!

I did summer bibs down here on Saturday, which was a little marginal, and Iíd probably have been happier...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,129
Posted By chaadster

Itís my opinion that you should run rim tape (or...

Itís my opinion that you should run rim tape (or plugs, like Velocity VeloPlugs) with those kinds of rims, especially for higher pressure road applications. The tube can bulge into the holes, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By chaadster

So good to be back to roadie season!

My club opened up the summer season last Wednesday, and we knocked out another ride that Saturday, and man, it feels so good to be back to speed!

During the cold Michigan winter, though I mostly...
05-09-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By chaadster

That does seem unusual…

That does seem unusual…
05-07-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 665
Posted By chaadster

George I like a SMP Dynamic myself, and while I...

George I like a SMP Dynamic myself, and while I also ride a variety of saddles pretty successfully, including standards like Fizik Aliante R3 and the more novel SQ Lab 611 Active, I’ve found the best...
05-06-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,291
Posted By chaadster

As a data point, my best performing tubeless...

As a data point, my best performing tubeless setups are 23/25mm tires at 95-105psi, Schwalbe Pro One on 19.4mm internal AC Argent wheels, a perfect combo.
05-06-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By chaadster

Every rider needs enough tire pressure that the...

Every rider needs enough tire pressure that the bike handles securely, feels right, and the tire doesn’t bottom out against the rim on typical impacts. All of that has to happen within the...
05-06-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,291
Posted By chaadster

If you have the right tire/rim combo such that...

If you have the right tire/rim combo such that the tire mounts easily and seats securely, tubeless is the best combination of performance attributes going: self-healing puncture protection, low risk...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By chaadster

The fact is no one talked about, mentioned, or...

The fact is no one talked about, mentioned, or referred to ďvertical complianceĒ until you *assumed* that was the issue. It seems the issue is some being unable to imagine the complexities of wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By chaadster

Youíre the first person to bring up ďvertical...

Youíre the first person to bring up ďvertical deflectionĒ in this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By chaadster

Yes, for sure.

Yes, for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By chaadster

Youíve made a *lot* of assumptions in that...

Youíve made a *lot* of assumptions in that comment which I donít make and wouldnít agree with, but the most disagreeable is the notion that a pneumatic tire works on the road independently of the...
05-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By chaadster

BobbyG why does the rear brake need frequent...

BobbyG why does the rear brake need frequent adjustment?
05-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By chaadster

Never been to PHL, eh?!

Never been to PHL, eh?!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By chaadster

I disagree with that! There are many...

I disagree with that!

There are many different types of bicycle wheels out there, and even if you maybe havenít experienced the range of constructions and materials used to make wheels, itís quite...
05-04-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By chaadster

Knowing Philly, I’d run the Charge for sure. SA...

Knowing Philly, I’d run the Charge for sure. SA IGH shifting performance is not acceptable for how I ride, and I certainly wouldn’t want to tackle PHL hills with one, neither for sport nor utility. ...
05-03-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, don’t bother exceeding the maximum pressure...

Yeah, don’t bother exceeding the maximum pressure listed on the tire sidewall, just get another pair of tires. You don’t want trouble like the tire blowing off the rim, or the tire being more...
05-02-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By chaadster

Damn, to go from getting your butt kicked...

Damn, to go from getting your butt kicked so-hard-you-need-to-stop to cleaning the climb like it’s Florida-flat is quite an achievement, much more than a “small win,” IMO! Kudos!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By chaadster

In conventional wheel design, and with the...

In conventional wheel design, and with the typical deep section, aero profile carbon fiber rim, that kind of wheel will ride more stiffly than a lower profile aluminum rimmed wheel.

Fiber spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,879
Posted By chaadster

I suppose that would depend on the angle of the...

I suppose that would depend on the angle of the mount.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,879
Posted By chaadster

Also less bulky and holds Varia closer to the...

Also less bulky and holds Varia closer to the seatpost for a slightly more svelte appearance.

Iím not a fan of Varia styling either, and would have preferred the mount centered, at least, to avoid...
04-28-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By chaadster

If I read that right, the OPís Vantage M is not...

If I read that right, the OPís Vantage M is not included among those Polar models with the HR broadcast feature:

ĒStashed away on the Ignite 2 is the beginnings of Polarís new heart rate...
04-28-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By chaadster

OP, are you sure Vantage M cannot display...

OP, are you sure Vantage M cannot display real-time power? According to user manual:

“The watch measures your power data during your running or cycling sessions if you pair the watch with a...
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