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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 816
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You are absolutely right. The saddle height of...

You are absolutely right. The saddle height of the guy on the right of the photo is definitely worse. Look at how high up and far out his right knee is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When I first started to wax, I observed (here in...

When I first started to wax, I observed (here in BF) that the RD shifting is hesitant during the first few miles after a fresh wax. I was told (by a more experienced waxer) to give both sides of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is a brilliant idea, except I will apply it...

This is a brilliant idea, except I will apply it to the odorless mineral spirits (OMS) rather than the wax; I usually put my chain through two baths of OMS before I wax it.

I always thought that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 816
Posted By SoSmellyAir

1. Glad to hear you have recovered and are riding...

1. Glad to hear you have recovered and are riding about.

2. I think this is just post crash jitters. I think the chances of a dashing squirrel caught in the spokes are pretty low. But if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,520
Posted By SoSmellyAir

the sci guy Your bike looks so good! Barely 18...

the sci guy Your bike looks so good! Barely 18 lbs. and that's with a 11-34 cassette! (I have a feeling that mine may end up lighter than my CF bike.) What brake cables are those?

I have made...
09-19-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Rode Santiago Canyon Road on Sunday afternoon...

Rode Santiago Canyon Road on Sunday afternoon eastbound, just missing ooga-booga and the vintage cars. Having a 28T really helps compensate for my lost fitness this year.
09-17-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That is inevitable. When I first moved to Irvine...

That is inevitable. When I first moved to Irvine 21 years ago, there was little north of Irvine Blvd. and nothing north of Portola Pkwy.



I also agree that there is a fire risk there; I only...
09-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The height of the handlebar cannot be raised from...

The height of the handlebar cannot be raised from what is shown in the above photograph without buying a new stem.

Either (or both) of the spacers below the stem may be removed and reinstalled...
09-16-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I did not know there is another project at the...

I did not know there is another project at the other end of SCR. Probably too tired to see straight when I got there last time.



West end of SCR does not seem like a more fire prone area than...
09-15-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Irvine Co. to Develop New Community on Santiago Canyon Road

Between Jamboree and the CA-241/CA-261 toll roads.

Irvine Co. readies land in Orange for 1,180 new homes Orange County Register (ocregister.com)...
09-14-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Finally, riding weather again! Yesterday I did my...

Finally, riding weather again! Yesterday I did my usual 25 mile loop to Irvine and back on my new 12-28 cassette.



Too few people wave, but sneering after losing is definitely uncalled for,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I clamp an old wooden broom handle in my Feedback...

I clamp an old wooden broom handle in my Feedback Sports Ultralight work stand, rotate the clamp so that the broom handle is horizontal (and parallel to the ground). I drape the chain over the broom...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Now that you have clarified that it is 3/4 (not...

Now that you have clarified that it is 3/4 (not 2/3 as originally stated), then yes, I suppose that is a bit high (at least in the $1,000 price range).



Many wheel builders break down the price...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Remember our discussion re: our FFWD F4R wheels?...

Remember our discussion re: our FFWD F4R wheels? After going deaf riding those wheels, almost any other wheels are quiet by comparison.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You must take your time. This summer I rode bike...

You must take your time. This summer I rode bike once in July and once in August due to consecutive, relatively minor (i.e., not from crash) injuries to each foot. You will get better sooner by not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,938
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Holy Grail Attained

I received my Prestacycle UniBlock 11 speed 12-28 Cassette today. The label on the box lists the wrong gearing, but the actual gearing on the cassette is correct and follows the Shimano Dura-Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Save those filters for their intended purposes....

Save those filters for their intended purposes. OMS can be reused multiple times. Just let the particulate matter settle and strain the liquid off the top slowly (so as not to stir up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,938
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I received a response from Prestacycle this...

I received a response from Prestacycle this morning to my inquiry regarding the gearing of its 11 speed 12-28 cassette, and Prestacycle advised me that (a) it does match the Shimano Dura-Ace gearing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,938
Posted By SoSmellyAir

None if you are neither a weight weenie nor...

None if you are neither a weight weenie nor looking for an 11 speed 12-28 cassette, which is my holy grail.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,938
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The Prestacycle Uniblock cassette is made from a...

The Prestacycle Uniblock cassette is made from a single piece of chromoly steel; I think old school car guys call this "billet."

Using the 11-28 gearing as a comparison:

Prestacycle Uniblock:...
09-03-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yesterday I did my usual loop down to Newport...

Yesterday I did my usual loop down to Newport Beach and back. This route stays mostly on the bike trails, and runs along the Peters Canyon Wash, San Diego Creek, and the Upper Newport Bay, where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The above description of immersive waxing makes...

The above description of immersive waxing makes me think you went well beyond hair removal and deep into the realms of S&M. Immersive should describe the experience, not literally dipping your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Get well soon Symox. While recovering, do some...

Get well soon Symox. While recovering, do some online bike shopping.
08-31-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I think so, especially when one is plodding...

I think so, especially when one is plodding uphill? 20 degrees is quite a bit.

Let me also be the first to point out that going from 18T to 36T freehub doubles the frequency of the angry swarm of...
08-27-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

26 mile re-entry ride in Irvine after another...

26 mile re-entry ride in Irvine after another month off the bike. Thank you for the kudos, ooga-booga.

After 5 years of road biking, this was supposed to be the summer in which I (finally) learn...
08-27-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Perchance, your own neighborhood? Do you know...

Perchance, your own neighborhood? Do you know where the aggressive driver lives?

Avoid confrontation with aggressive drivers while on bike. Without a car, you will most definitely lose.
08-27-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, but only if you install a 1.85 mm spacer...

Yes, but only if you install a 1.85 mm spacer (Shimano Dura-Ace FH-9000 Low Spacer (1.85mm) - Nashbar (https://www.nashbar.com/shimano-duraace-fh9000-low-spacer-1.85mm-y4t724000/p312168?)) behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By SoSmellyAir

A noisier drivetrain is not necessarily one that...

A noisier drivetrain is not necessarily one that is wearing faster. I know this sounds totally non-intuitive, and in fact, the opposite of what one would expect. But wax is a solid while lube is a...
08-07-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If this crankset had worked well on your frame...

If this crankset had worked well on your frame with a BB having a 122 mm spindle, why not just buy another BB with the same spindle length?
07-28-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Nice trail! I have to try riding it next time I...

Nice trail! I have to try riding it next time I am down in DMH.
07-25-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Back on Bike After 1 Month Hiatus

Usual 33 mile ride down to and around Newport Back Bay after 1 month enforced hiatus due to let foot metatarsalgia: sounds serious, but is just a big word for (undiagnosed) pain in the ball of the...
07-24-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I understand that the 500 mm is just to...

I understand that the 500 mm is just to reposition the graphic.

My point is that the "height" input in the stem comparison tool is for a length at an angle (i.e., the hypotenuse), whereas you had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Probably different degrees of self-preservation.

Probably different degrees of self-preservation.
07-23-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Well, if she rides sitting fairly upright she...

Well, if she rides sitting fairly upright she would not be putting that much weight onto the handlebar, stem, and steerer, regardless of her actual total weight. But to be safe (and for warranty...
07-23-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The function of the expander plug is to reinforce...

The function of the expander plug is to reinforce the carbon fiber steerer against the compression forces exerted by tightening the stem around the steerer. The steerer is designed to flex along its...
07-22-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The maximum spacer height between the headset and...

The maximum spacer height between the headset and the stem should be listed in the manual for the frame (or the fork), and largely depends on the diameter and wall thickness of the steerer tube...
07-22-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,128
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Tustin is also doing that on Newport Avenue, such...

Tustin is also doing that on Newport Avenue, such that it is (from left to right) road, curb, sidewalk, grass, and bike lane. The bike lane ends up being used by both pedestrians and cyclists,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By SoSmellyAir

These are some of the nicest alloy wheels! ...

These are some of the nicest alloy wheels!



Between these two sets I would choose the 23 mm model. While a 1,630 g wheelset is not heavy, you can feel the 180 g difference every time you...
07-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You first described (above) a desire to reduce...

You first described (above) a desire to reduce the travel of the shift lever, i.e., the distance or how far the shift lever has to move to shift the chain onto the larger chain ring.



Yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,469
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have a Cygolite Hotrod 90 and I like it. (The...

I have a Cygolite Hotrod 90 and I like it. (The latest version is Hotrod 120.) I also have a Cygolite Hotshot 100. The Hotrod is a vertical lightbar design, and despite having lower lumens than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,721
Views: 84,094
Posted By SoSmellyAir

My local Costco has a freezer dedicated to meal...

My local Costco has a freezer dedicated to meal kits for dogs. I initially mistook it as meal kits for humans. There is still some preparation involved but nowhere near as much as making food from...
07-15-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,099
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, I meant a pair; otherwise you can no longer...

Yes, I meant a pair; otherwise you can no longer reconnect the chain.
07-15-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,099
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Since it does not seem to have been pointed out...

Since it does not seem to have been pointed out yet, the OP should recognize that, whichever proper method is used to size the chain, there is a narrow range of chain lengths -- rather than only a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,520
Posted By SoSmellyAir

After today's progress, I would almost be done if...

After today's progress, I would almost be done if I were building a CAAD4 balance bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,520
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Fizik Cyrano R1 Bull handlebar. Yes, Bull is for...

Fizik Cyrano R1 Bull handlebar. Yes, Bull is for chubby people who are not flexible.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That was what I originally thought too, but after...

That was what I originally thought too, but after more coffee, I realized what I said above.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,075
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I did, after I realized that neither flip chip is...

I did, after I realized that neither flip chip is parallel to (a) the other flip chip, (b) the ground, or (c) a perpendicular line to the ground, such that flipping a chip slightly tilts the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I bought a 2000 CAAD4 frame for a project bike...

I bought a 2000 CAAD4 frame for a project bike but even that does not seem to qualify me for the C&V subforum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Maybe, but a new bike is surely good motivation...

Maybe, but a new bike is surely good motivation to do the things listed below!
07-04-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,687
Posted By SoSmellyAir

How? I just eyeball, but I would not mind if...

How? I just eyeball, but I would not mind if there was a tool for this.
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