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Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By rm -rf

This induction overview from America's Test...

This induction overview from America's Test Kitchen. I looked into single burner tabletop units a few years ago. I liked the idea of setting a temperature, but that appears to vary in accuracy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By rm -rf

I saw your previous posts, and was going to...

I saw your previous posts, and was going to suggest a gradual change to any new pressures. For instance, go from 80 to 75 instead of 80 to 70. It takes a few rides to have the new pressures feel...
05-14-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By rm -rf

It's hard to see if the teeth are worn, since...

It's hard to see if the teeth are worn, since they have multiple odd shapes. I'm guessing that the small chainring gets more wear, since there's high chain pressures when climbing hills.

But one...
05-14-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By rm -rf

Since you are moving the front derailleur, you...

Since you are moving the front derailleur, you should start from scratch and readjust it.
This Park Tool repair guide is always the first place I go to. They have easy step-by-step instructions....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6,367
Views: 77,875
Posted By rm -rf

Funky American Woodcock ...

Funky American Woodcock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6nj9AgY7M

from the comments:
I'll bet his nest has orange shag carpet, a lava lamp, and one of those chairs shaped like a hand. And a...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,053
Posted By rm -rf

Water towers aren't for emergency water supplies....

Water towers aren't for emergency water supplies. The water is pumped up at a moderate, steady rate, and this bulk storage allows large changes in the water usage from minute to minute. Otherwise,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By rm -rf

It's the ratio between the two gears. 32/30=1.07,...

It's the ratio between the two gears. 32/30=1.07, or 7% easier.
Depending on the tooth counts, shifts to the next gear can range from around 5% to 15%+ percent change. It's often around 10% or so....
05-12-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,416
Posted By rm -rf

A bit late, but: Did you unbolt the rear...

A bit late, but:

Did you unbolt the rear derailleur from the frame, or disassemble the pulley arm? Because the chain around the front derailleur is reversed. (And the rear derailleur looks...
05-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,774
Posted By rm -rf

I also put punctured tubes in a box and patch...

I also put punctured tubes in a box and patch them all at once, with a new tube of glue. I never keep opened tubes of glue, they just dry up eventually.

Additional tools:

a silver sharpie. I...
Forum: Southeast
05-04-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,279
Posted By rm -rf

Shorter Mt Mitchell: Just the best parts! ...

Shorter Mt Mitchell: Just the best parts!
Singecat Ridge overlook to Mt Mitchell and back (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4627749).
a 1500 foot climb right from the car! At the top, cruise through...
05-03-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,193
Posted By rm -rf

Your steerer photos look okay to me. The carbon...

Your steerer photos look okay to me. The carbon doesn't look damaged. But it's hard to see in photos compared to in person.
I think your nice lightweight steerer is way more reflective than my...
05-01-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,116
Posted By rm -rf

Frayed cables! This is a common problem with...

Frayed cables!
This is a common problem with the modern shifters that route shift cables under the bar tape. There's a 90 degree curve inside the shifter body. (And some Sram rear derailleurs have a...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, "stack and reach" and other bike geometry...

Yes, "stack and reach" and other bike geometry and wheel choices will make a difference. I used Stack and Reach numbers to compare my new road bike to my previous one, which fit me reasonably well....
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By rm -rf

Here's your comparison link: 8 different bikes...

Here's your comparison link: 8 different bikes compared...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By rm -rf

Elevation accuracy I use ridewithgps. For...

Elevation accuracy
I use ridewithgps. For mountain routes with long, steady climbs, I find it's elevation gain totals to be quite accurate. For small rolling terrain, it can underestimate the...
04-28-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,193
Posted By rm -rf

I posted some Bianchi steerer photos...

I posted some Bianchi steerer photos (https://www.bikeforums.net/21006763-post22.html) in an older thread. It indicates the difference between normal stem clamp marks and a crushed carbon stem.
...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By rm -rf

weatherspark.com has extensive averages charts...

weatherspark.com has extensive averages charts and yearly histories. Lots of extreme weather days in recent years, I wonder how that affects the averages.

Here's Rochester NY...
04-22-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rm -rf

on ridewithgps: draw a route. save it, giving...

on ridewithgps: draw a route. save it, giving it a title.
View the route and click Export Fit File, to save the route as a .fit file.

There are ways to auto update routes to the 830. But the...
04-20-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,206
Posted By rm -rf

From one of the many threads on this subject, a...

From one of the many threads on this subject, a thread from 2018 (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1135360-results-32mm-tires-vittoria-marginally-faster-than-28mm-gp4000.html).

I posted...
04-19-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rm -rf

Now, ridewithgps shows a "heat map" of all riders...

Now, ridewithgps shows a "heat map" of all riders or just my rides. I have the paid version of rwgps, does this show for the free version too?
But since I don't upload most ride recordings to...
Forum: Touring
04-19-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By rm -rf

More bikes are available now with a 30-46...

More bikes are available now with a 30-46 crankset, instead of 34-50. I like it, since the two chainrings still have a good separation in their range, but all the the gearing is lowered.
To do this,...
Forum: Touring
04-19-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By rm -rf

For double chainring cranksets, the large ring...

For double chainring cranksets, the large ring has features to help shift the chain up to the big ring. (The small ring doesn't need these.)
Most of the chainrings you linked don't have these...
04-18-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By rm -rf

"I have bent it back straight anyway". The...

"I have bent it back straight anyway". The difference between "actually aligned" and "looks straight" is tiny. I'd never try to align a derailleur hanger by sight, unless it was just a quick fix to...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-17-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By rm -rf

For unfamiliar areas, I like to use Google Maps...

For unfamiliar areas, I like to use Google Maps with Bicycling selected. Here's the Lowell map (https://goo.gl/maps/XbXWtg6J1ae7NcgN6). Zoom way in on the trails, and the trail name is repeated along...
Forum: Foo
04-16-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By rm -rf

I have a Galaxy S21, with a Speck case, the Grip...

I have a Galaxy S21, with a Speck case, the Grip (https://speckproducts.com/collections/galaxy-s21-5g/products/gs21-pr2-grip) model. It has rubber ridges for a secure grip. It stays in my middle...
04-16-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,015
Posted By rm -rf

I counted 200 pump strokes on my Mini Morph, to...

I counted 200 pump strokes on my Mini Morph, to get to maybe 60 psi with 23mm tires, enough to finish the ride. I had to use body weight to push down the pump handle for the final strokes of the 200....
04-15-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By rm -rf

What do you want to use the power meter for? ...

What do you want to use the power meter for?

I don't do training plans, with planned power intervals. I don't care much about left-right imbalances. I'm not really tracking my season progress...
04-14-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By rm -rf

The Sheldon Brown link you showed: Bichain...

The Sheldon Brown link you showed:
Bichain Fixed/Free Bicycle Drive (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bichain-fixed-free.html)
I got the idea for a bichain drive from "The Dancing Chain...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By rm -rf

I used to follow the Riding the Catskills blog....

I used to follow the Riding the Catskills blog. It's rarely updated now, but the old rides are still there.
I've applied his category, "Worth the trip" to some of my regional rides! Yes!

It's not...
04-13-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,193
Posted By rm -rf

back on topic: I would have stopped. It...

back on topic:
I would have stopped. It defuses the dog's chase instinct. And they can't run in front of my wheel, causing a crash.
Most every dog nip I've seen has been from dogs catching up to...
04-11-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 622
Posted By rm -rf

Tire grip Tires have more grip than you think....

Tire grip
Tires have more grip than you think. You'll make it around the bend! But. sand/gravel, other stuff can cause a crash, and it's always unexpected if you crashed. If you see it in time, no...
04-11-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 622
Posted By rm -rf

I like to be able to essentially stop in the...

I like to be able to essentially stop in the distance I can see ahead. That means slowing down on blind curves. If the road is straight, and there's little chance of dogs, deer, or cars coming out of...
04-10-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By rm -rf

I did lots of cycle club rides. But covid...

I did lots of cycle club rides. But covid precautions got me appreciating small groups, 2-6 riders. And we are willing to drive a bit farther to ride the best rural areas around here. Quieter roads,...
04-10-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 673
Posted By rm -rf

Epoxy putty sounds good. But it needs a backer...

Epoxy putty sounds good. But it needs a backer support. A couple of ideas. Tape over the surrounding paint to keep drips from sticking.

1. can you reach the holes from the seatpost and the headset...
04-06-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By rm -rf

Oh, that's likely. A post-event method, like...

Oh, that's likely. A post-event method, like strava has as an option, uses known elevation points. But it has to estimate the exact elevation at spots in between, and that's difficult on roads...
04-06-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By rm -rf

Ha, here's my post from 2015...

Ha, here's my post from 2015 (https://www.bikeforums.net/18202898-post4.html) in another elevation accuracy thread. It's a perennial subject.

Every device and site uses it's own methods to smooth...
04-06-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By rm -rf

I suppose that's possible, but unlikely. Is this...

I suppose that's possible, but unlikely. Is this at one end of your recording? It could be barometer related.

Here's an extreme example: on my ride up to Mt Mitchell in NC, I stopped at the...
Forum: Foo
04-06-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 637
Posted By rm -rf

It's speed across the sky is similar to a...

It's speed across the sky is similar to a passenger jet's movement. But brighter and no blinking lights. Comparable to Venus ( mag -4.1 max) and brighter than Jupiter (mag -2.8) , easily visible in...
04-06-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,038
Posted By rm -rf

Tandem riders can put as much weight on their...

Tandem riders can put as much weight on their wheels. So it's doable.

20+ years ago, I got an inexpensive truing stand and a Park Tool tension meter. The tension meter was critical, since I had no...
04-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,679
Posted By rm -rf

90F, 3 hour ride with hills? I'd finish 3 24...

90F, 3 hour ride with hills?
I'd finish 3 24 ounce water bottles, one with a diluted sport mix to start the ride. So that's a water stop part way through the ride. Also a Coke at the stop is good, I...
04-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By rm -rf

Clicking the Advanced button on the Firefox...

Clicking the Advanced button on the Firefox warning:velobase.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self-signed.

Error code:...
04-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,025
Posted By rm -rf

Pre-Covid, I got a 9 foot Abus 10KS chain and a...

Pre-Covid, I got a 9 foot Abus 10KS chain and a lock. That's a 10mm (3/8 inch) thick link. You can buy it by the foot online, with or without the cloth sleeve. It's 16 pounds! I got an inexpensive...
04-05-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By rm -rf

It seems that Sit and spin: long chain life. ...

It seems that
Sit and spin: long chain life.
Bigger riders with big watts, sprint starts and/or steep hill climbs: shorter life.
04-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By rm -rf

I have the Park Tool adjustable chain checker,...

I have the Park Tool adjustable chain checker, with the sliding pin and % readout. It's quick and easy. But it's measuring roller wear more than elongation of the chain.

I also use this machinist...
04-04-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By rm -rf

I wondered how cup and cone rear hubs supported...

I wondered how cup and cone rear hubs supported the freehub.
This Shimano rebuild video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH8PZSghDdo#t=1s) has these cross sections.

Cartridge hubs
White...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By rm -rf

The "navigate to a selected destination" works...

The "navigate to a selected destination" works okay on my Garmin 1030, but it's kind of tedious to select the end point, and I'm not sure if it reroutes on the fly if I decide to ride a different...
04-03-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By rm -rf

Another rider was looking for a new tail light...

Another rider was looking for a new tail light last fall. I informally reviewed most of the bright tail lights -- run times, mounting method, etc. The only one I could recommend was the Cygolite.
...
04-02-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By rm -rf

Now you are scaring the OP, with this "scratch"...

Now you are scaring the OP, with this "scratch" talk. Next you'll be telling him "that's no ordinary rabbit" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmu5sRIizdw#t=1s)

The line extends straight across...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,911
Posted By rm -rf

My bag. I don't do tubeless. But this shows how...

My bag. I don't do tubeless. But this shows how small a Michelin Aircomp extra light butyl tube is.

I reroll it to a length that goes from front to back of my small PI saddle bag. It's wrapped in...
03-27-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By rm -rf

Definitely a full size floor pump. An...

Definitely a full size floor pump.

An expendable set of old, clean towels and clean rags. I assume there's a chance you might pick up a rider that had a minor crash, maybe with some scraped skin....
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