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01-13-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By scottfsmith

With that small a clearance I would put...

With that small a clearance I would put helicopter tape on all the close places. Many hours in the mud later and you won't have any paint left there if it is not taped.

Here is my low-clearance...
01-13-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By scottfsmith

Cool I didn't think of that. We have a sewing...

Cool I didn't think of that. We have a sewing machine which I vaguely know how to use.

My current plan is I ordered some wool arm warmers sold by DeFeet (these guys...
01-10-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By scottfsmith

I have spent many years focusing on my hands and...

I have spent many years focusing on my hands and feet and not on my arms/legs, and the entire clothing industry also has a similar focus. So, I'm not really expecting a lot of appreciation for what I...
01-10-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By scottfsmith

Today the weather was very similar to my previous...

Today the weather was very similar to my previous ride which I mentioned above (both around 30F); as an experiment I wore an identical outfit except I had a less warm jacket but with arm warmers on...
01-10-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By scottfsmith

What you are describing is not too different from...

What you are describing is not too different from my own layering setup. The problem with generic layering for me is the core relatively gets too warm compared to the arms&legs. For that reason I...
01-08-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By scottfsmith

Keeping arms/legs warm to keep hands/feet warm

I take a hot shower after every winter road ride and it is pretty easy to notice what got cold on the ride: it hurts so good when the hot water hits those spots!

Anyway .. using the shower test I...
01-08-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,773
Posted By scottfsmith

One more participant has signed up for this...

One more participant has signed up for this "study". I am finding the stuff dissolves easily in a touch of warm water, and doesn't taste that bad at all. Doing 1.5g 2x per day currently, that seems...
01-06-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By scottfsmith

Currently I am running Conti Terra Speed 35c.. a...

Currently I am running Conti Terra Speed 35c.. a good trade-off of speed vs grip for nearly all the conditions I am in.
01-03-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By scottfsmith

Do you in fact have that particular DT hub (EXP...

Do you in fact have that particular DT hub (EXP ratchet)? I have a set of wheels with those hubs which so far have been fine, but it is annoying. I looked for the product code to see if I was in the...
01-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By scottfsmith

I also run 35c tires as that is the max my bike...

I also run 35c tires as that is the max my bike can take. So far there have been very few cases when I was unhappy on it .. one time I got on some muddy rooty single track and wished for a bit more...
12-30-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By scottfsmith

Here is the actual webpage for this bike concept:...

Here is the actual webpage for this bike concept:

https://www.kendalltoerner.com/project/tesla-modelb

As you can see it is a personal concept of some random industrial designer, nothing to do...
12-16-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,576
Posted By scottfsmith

I don't think anyone above is talking about the...

I don't think anyone above is talking about the close ratio you are referring to. The 'close ratio' is even if the front derallieur is not moving. If you only have 11 gears going from 11-42 vs 11-30...
12-15-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,139
Posted By scottfsmith

I used to stand a lot, but once I got a power...

I used to stand a lot, but once I got a power meter I realized I could put out just as many watts sitting down, with less effort. I knew that in theory before, but the power meter was putting the...
12-09-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By scottfsmith

Yup, two minutes to switch. Wheels cost bucks...

Yup, two minutes to switch. Wheels cost bucks but I have only one bike for road/gravel/commute/winter riding so figure it balances out.
12-09-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By scottfsmith

I win, I put mine on months ago ...

I win, I put mine on months ago


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1118_d06e5212bb11635c0fd3dbbabc5e42f3fe81742f.jpeg

:D

We only get a couple weeks a year...
12-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,846
Posted By scottfsmith

I ate a lot of those bars as well.. great for...

I ate a lot of those bars as well.. great for eating on the school bus when running late!

I have had somewhat similar bars more recently, forget the names though.
12-05-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,773
Posted By scottfsmith

There are two newer meta-analyses that I don't...

There are two newer meta-analyses that I don't see mentioned above, from 2021 and 2020.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33034021/ shows there is some gain in muscle mass in older people. See...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By scottfsmith

I have the Tailfin setup. Carbon fiber rack and...

I have the Tailfin setup. Carbon fiber rack and lightweight panniers. The whole setup can go on and off in a manner of seconds, literally. The panniers also detach in a manner of seconds if you...
12-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,932
Posted By scottfsmith

The app version might be premium-only but the web...

The app version might be premium-only but the web version is still free: https://www.strava.com/heatmap
12-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,932
Posted By scottfsmith

To be clear there are three ways to use Strava: ...

To be clear there are three ways to use Strava:

One is the global heat map, it is awesome and I use it all the time. It is now on the phone app under maps so I use it even more.

Second is when...
11-28-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By scottfsmith

Thanks for posting that. I have a similar table...

Thanks for posting that. I have a similar table but have the “corrections” you give at the bottom only in my head currently (but have been meaning to write down). I have been going out in the evening...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By scottfsmith

I do. But, there are only a couple weeks a year...

I do. But, there are only a couple weeks a year with appreciable road salt where I live so it is not that hard to keep it clean. If I was in Minnesota I would have a special winter bike. Either that...
11-18-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,184
Posted By scottfsmith

All of the tire charts/apps are not for much...

All of the tire charts/apps are not for much weight change between front and rear. But, experiments show the weight distribution is in fact more like 40/60. Here is some science to back up the...
11-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,184
Posted By scottfsmith

That Silca calculator is very impressive, it...

That Silca calculator is very impressive, it comes up with numbers for me that are very close to what I have slowly evolved to with many experiments. It is the only calculator I have seen with so...
11-08-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,554
Posted By scottfsmith

They will keep warm water warm for awhile. I...

They will keep warm water warm for awhile. I just put in warm water and get a slight benefit early in the ride. In general I keep warm by layering, a hot drink is not what I am craving on the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By scottfsmith

I agree, just cosmetic. Ride on!

I agree, just cosmetic. Ride on!
11-07-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,423
Posted By scottfsmith

Another bump on this one .. just watched Adam...

Another bump on this one .. just watched Adam Roberge’s new video on his recent Big Sugar win and these inserts were one of his three “secret tricks”:

https://youtu.be/ZnHgf2dlodQ

(Great...
11-03-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By scottfsmith

100% legit, there is a Race Pace store by where I...

100% legit, there is a Race Pace store by where I work and I occasionally pop in when I need an odd part.
11-03-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By scottfsmith

I have Fizik Infinito X1's, the MTB version of...

I have Fizik Infinito X1's, the MTB version of the Infinito R1. Yet another lightweight, stiff MTB shoe to try. I only got them because there was a cheap lightly used pair available so I didn't do a...
11-02-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By scottfsmith

I have had to order parts from Europe Asia etc. ...

I have had to order parts from Europe Asia etc. shipping is usually surprisingly cheap, the US domestic shipping prices have jacked up so much recently that the international prices are not much...
11-02-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By scottfsmith

I also got back into cycling relatively recently...

I also got back into cycling relatively recently after 15 years of not much riding and am 60. I got a Specialized Roubaix and it has worked out very well.. no problems at all with comfort and plenty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By scottfsmith

Resin does yellow like that; it looks like they...

Resin does yellow like that; it looks like they didn't sand that all the way down to carbon at that seam for some reason. I have to say it looks pretty sloppy given all the $$ those wheels cost. I...
10-31-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By scottfsmith

I also had a lot of problems mounting GKs. I...

I also had a lot of problems mounting GKs. I tried them on three different rims and they were hard on all so its not just the rim-tire combo. I also took them to the LBS who also could not seat them...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By scottfsmith

My 16” laptop fits easily in the Tailfin side...

My 16” laptop fits easily in the Tailfin side bag. It is extremely waterproof. Everything is fantastic except price..
10-28-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By scottfsmith

The latch being open as you found it means it...

The latch being open as you found it means it could be busted (it looks a bit messed up). You could try just wedging the ribbon in there without using the latch.. put a small piece of plastic on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By scottfsmith

I had lots of rubbing problems with my rear disc...

I had lots of rubbing problems with my rear disc brakes. Took them in a few times to the shop and still not fixed. They were not retracting far enough which then made the slightest wobble in the...
10-25-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By scottfsmith

Just for fun I Googled on this topic and found no...

Just for fun I Googled on this topic and found no such thing. There were some lists of random good jackets but no mention that shakedry was the best (or that it added significant $$ to the price).
...
10-23-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By scottfsmith

I also don't think much about miles, more about...

I also don't think much about miles, more about hours at a strong effort. I need something like 100ft vertical gain per mile to feel like I am getting a good workout. I don't have time for too many...
10-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By scottfsmith

This thread has also got me looking at shakedry,...

This thread has also got me looking at shakedry, my current windbreaker is 30+ years old so I figure I deserve a new one. The Catstelli Idro 2 is on sale at Amazon for $240 or so .. could not find...
10-22-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By scottfsmith

If there is a bit of rain/snow and a lot of cold,...

If there is a bit of rain/snow and a lot of cold, the Castelli RoS line-up is excellent. Too bad it is so expensive, but consider getting one jacket in this line-up. I have the Alpha RoS.

Here...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,123
Posted By scottfsmith

I use a Roubaix as my gravel bike (and road bike...

I use a Roubaix as my gravel bike (and road bike and commuter bike ..). It has ~4mm clearance or more with most 700x35c tires, so those plus some helicopter tape on the closer spots for those super...
10-20-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,129
Posted By scottfsmith

Humans are engineered to last 55 years, that is...

Humans are engineered to last 55 years, that is through reproduction and child-rearing. After that point we are pretty much junk as far as evolution is concerned, our evolutionary purpose has been...
10-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,129
Posted By scottfsmith

A few months ago I removed red meat (and some...

A few months ago I removed red meat (and some other heart-unhealthy things) from my diet. I'm a believer in real foods as opposed to supplements, so I replaced it with canned sardines and (more)...
10-20-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By scottfsmith

Thanks for the reports. My doc wants me on a...

Thanks for the reports. My doc wants me on a statin but so far I have resisted. My numbers are only "mildly bad" as far as I am concerned and I have great diet and exercise.

Other reports both...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,459
Posted By scottfsmith

Some of the German online places have them. I...

Some of the German online places have them. I was thinking about buying some but decided to wait, my current tires have plenty of miles left.
...
10-13-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By scottfsmith

My miles will drop a bit in the winter due to...

My miles will drop a bit in the winter due to more bad weather. But the cold and the dark are perfectly fine for me .. layer on the gear and turn on the lights.

Longer rides are less likely to...
10-12-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,284
Posted By scottfsmith

Did Cobrelli have 30s or 32s? GCN was saying 32...

Did Cobrelli have 30s or 32s? GCN was saying 32 but I thought I heard 30 elsewhere. They were definitely the new GP5000 S TR, that much was clear from the pictures.

.. My wife normally yawns and...
10-02-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By scottfsmith

I am running Terra Speeds, they are trivial to...

I am running Terra Speeds, they are trivial to mount. This is on multiple different rims, they were breeze every time tubed or tubeless. They wear faster than normal but I put nearly all my miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By scottfsmith

Agreed.. once you are in the tubeless groove you...

Agreed.. once you are in the tubeless groove you tend to want to stay there. Personally I would not buy a bike with those Roval CLX wheels, then I would have the hassle of selling a useless set of...
09-30-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By scottfsmith

All the tires mentioned are good. The Gravelking...

All the tires mentioned are good. The Gravelking TLC is the best deal, they are made in the same factory as Rene Herse but are around half the price.

I have two sets of wheels on my road bike,...
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