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04-21-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 366
Posted By tFUnK

You just want to put enough air for it to take...

You just want to put enough air for it to take shape. Like 3-4 strokes on a mini pump, or 1 stroke on a floor pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-24, 03:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By tFUnK

Good excuse to post my oldest bike (1998): ...

Good excuse to post my oldest bike (1998):
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But even my newer...
04-21-24, 02:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,355
Posted By tFUnK

Everyone has a different definition of...

Everyone has a different definition of "commuting" so the only thing I'll contribute is that back in the day I rode a front suspension hardtail mountain bike on the streets of San Francisco (lots of...
04-20-24, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 935
Posted By tFUnK

Glad it got worked out. The only thing I would...

Glad it got worked out. The only thing I would have contributed was that I've ran 32t cassettes with short cage derailleurs so that couldn't have been the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By tFUnK

I was tempted to say "you won't notice a...

I was tempted to say "you won't notice a difference" but the Red RD is so crisp and precise so anything other than another Red or Force may be a perceived downgrade. For me, I don't race or do group...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By tFUnK

True; I agree with this both in theory and in...

True; I agree with this both in theory and in personal experience. The shifts are slower particularly when going down the cassette too smaller cogs (higher gears).

But over the years I have made...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,602
Posted By tFUnK

himespau I've done a complete rebuild with Pillar...

himespau I've done a complete rebuild with Pillar spokes sourced from AliExpress and have been happy with them. The various Chinese carbon wheels I've got also seem to have Pillar spokes (although in...
04-11-24, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By tFUnK

Could be something related to the freehub body...

Could be something related to the freehub body (eg, one of the pawls springs being dislocated), could be a bent out damaged axle, or bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,689
Posted By tFUnK

In theory a lighter rim should be easier to spin...

In theory a lighter rim should be easier to spin up to speed from stop. In reality, how perceptible is this between two wheels? My personal experience is that a 30-38mm carbon rim feels more...
03-30-24, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By tFUnK

It'll clear the 36t but it won't be enough wrap....

It'll clear the 36t but it won't be enough wrap. SRAM is not conservative like Shimano when it comes to these spec limits. Get a long cage or try 46/34 with 12-36 and see if they're lying about that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-24, 01:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By tFUnK

If you don't want to invest in new drivetrain...

If you don't want to invest in new drivetrain components to enable a 34x32+ climbing gear then the least you can do is try a 29t cassette. Big difference from the 25t and the only thing you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-24, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10,411
Views: 3,340,926
Posted By tFUnK

Maybe there is overlap in the alloy materials...

Maybe there is overlap in the alloy materials used in the two frames but the CAAD is a race frame and the Synapse is an endurance frame - different design philosophies.
03-27-24, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By tFUnK

Easiest thing to do is to replace the broken...

Easiest thing to do is to replace the broken spoke and true the wheel. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you may de-tension the whole wheel, replace the broken spoke, and retention everything...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By tFUnK

It definitely gives you additional information -...

It definitely gives you additional information - it detects vehicles earlier than I can hear, and I only need to look down or get an audible alert from my head unit. But in general, in urban...
03-24-24, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By tFUnK

If I'm just guessing based on intuition, sport...

If I'm just guessing based on intuition, sport fit would be looser and race (or pro) fit would be tighter.
03-24-24, 01:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By tFUnK

Maybe you can split the difference and go with a...

Maybe you can split the difference and go with a flat bar gravel bike?
03-22-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By tFUnK

I bought all 6 of my carbon bikes used and while...

I bought all 6 of my carbon bikes used and while I've not had any issues, I'm just some guy on the Internet and whatever I say might not be enough to assuage your apprehension towards buying used...
03-20-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 2,871,095
Posted By tFUnK

My uncle in China had one of these. Fun little...

My uncle in China had one of these. Fun little ride. I haven't seen any FCRs with the head shock here in the US. Curious to see pics of it in drop bar form. Should make for a sweet gravel bike.
03-20-24, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By tFUnK

My personal experience: we used to MTB on 570mm...

My personal experience: we used to MTB on 570mm flat bars so anything wider than that feels wide and nice, but too wide and it gets cumbersome riding in traffic. I find 640mm to be a good sweet spot....
03-17-24, 01:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,197
Posted By tFUnK

Frame bag (front triangle), handlebar bag, fanny...

Frame bag (front triangle), handlebar bag, fanny pack (hip bag), jersey pocket, would be my order of preference. I'll rock a saddle bag for pure off-road riding or when I need to carry a third...
03-13-24, 03:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,397
Posted By tFUnK

I don't know about these "on-bike clean and lube...

I don't know about these "on-bike clean and lube all in one" products but a thin oil followed by cleaning off excess removes quite a bit of gunk while keeping the chain lubed. It basically looks and...
03-13-24, 03:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,397
Posted By tFUnK

I've got a couple bikes that fall within this...

I've got a couple bikes that fall within this category. Low miles, infrequent use.
03-13-24, 03:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,397
Posted By tFUnK

If I flat while still close to my home I grab a...

If I flat while still close to my home I grab a spare bike and deal with the flat later. On occasion I've gotten a flat while riding to a friend's place - throw my bike in his van and drive back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-24, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By tFUnK

Ate a piece of leftover cake after dinner (5pm),...

Ate a piece of leftover cake after dinner (5pm), felt guilty so I jumped on the trainer for a 40-min, mostly sub-threshold session (10pm). Contributing to this thread at 3:30am after semi falling...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-24, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27,209
Views: 18,407,097
Posted By tFUnK

This is the one I ride when I feel fast: ...

This is the one I ride when I feel fast:
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And this is what I ride...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-24, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By tFUnK

A year and some change later, I still ride with...

A year and some change later, I still ride with radar and I love it. Figured out the beep alerts, but my riding buddy doesn't like it so I leave it off most of the time. I only use it for...
02-26-24, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By tFUnK

Between those two, my inclination would be to run...

Between those two, my inclination would be to run the wider tires on the wider rim. That said, the narrower rim is still pretty wide. With that big of a difference in weight between the sets, if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By tFUnK

My experience with high volume mini pumps is that...

My experience with high volume mini pumps is that it starts to get tough going above 40psi. If you're talking about floor pumps then my experience is it gets tougher around 50-60psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By tFUnK

Just mounted some Soma Supple Vitesse tires on...

Just mounted some Soma Supple Vitesse tires on 23mm. Haven't ridden them yet but look forward to giving them a try soon. Been riding 25mm tires over the past several years, was surprised at how light...
11-26-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By tFUnK

I would use the levers and calipers that are...

I would use the levers and calipers that are meant for one another and use an adaptor to fit into the fork/frame as needed.
11-23-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By tFUnK

I use silicone tape but in black. It works well...

I use silicone tape but in black. It works well but since it's so stretchy, I found it impossible to get the edges to overlap neatly while pulling (hope that made sense).
11-23-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,362
Posted By tFUnK

Four pages of discussion so I hope the OP has it...

Four pages of discussion so I hope the OP has it figured out.

As someone who went thru different tools (wheel magnet cyclometer, Garmin GPS, Fitbit watch, modern head unit with GPS/ANT+/BLE), as...
11-16-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By tFUnK

Yes, while I also like tubeless, I've gone back...

Yes, while I also like tubeless, I've gone back to tubes (TPU) because they're light/supple and I tend to switch out tires often so tubes are less messy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By tFUnK

Got it. I never stand out of the saddle when I'm...

Got it. I never stand out of the saddle when I'm on the trainer, just feels weird.
11-16-23, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By tFUnK

Downtube bottle looks fine. Seat tube cage can be...

Downtube bottle looks fine. Seat tube cage can be moved down with one of those adaptors, but the FD band may interfere. If you don't need a frame bag that long, you can get one that doesn't go the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-23, 02:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,226
Posted By tFUnK

For $3-400 I'd just get a set of Superteam wheels...

For $3-400 I'd just get a set of Superteam wheels and call it a day. I'm all for buying used but with carbon rim brake wheels I prefer the peace of mind that comes with a mint set of wheels (brake...
11-06-23, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By tFUnK

Third taking it to the dry cleaners or anywhere...

Third taking it to the dry cleaners or anywhere that does alterations. Zipper replacement should be an easy job. Fifteen years ago it was about $10 per jersey but I'm sure the prices have gone up...
11-01-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,042
Posted By tFUnK

Not gravel-specific but I have (or had) several...

Not gravel-specific but I have (or had) several carbon road bikes dating from 2005-2015, and one titanium road bike from 1998. The carbon bikes are lighter, smoother, stiffer, and more comfortable....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,023
Posted By tFUnK

Same experience here. Although after a few rides...

Same experience here. Although after a few rides on something similar I've decided they are to be reserved for photo shoots and targeted hill climb efforts only.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,689
Posted By tFUnK

To me, the biggest benefit of radar is that I'm...

To me, the biggest benefit of radar is that I'm no longer surprised. I have mine set to beep alert when I'm riding solo, and silent (visual only via head unit) when I'm in a group.

The other thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,047
Posted By tFUnK

Personal choice - who cares what other people...

Personal choice - who cares what other people think?

Back when I used to MTB regularly I was crashing so often than I did consider a full face helmet as well as guards for the arms and legs. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-23, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By tFUnK

Patch from the inside and keep riding it, but...

Patch from the inside and keep riding it, but also keep an eye on it in case it develops a bulge. If it were me I would replace it as soon as a bulge forms.
10-24-23, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By tFUnK

If you're going to replace with external cup BB...

If you're going to replace with external cup BB and modern 2-piece cranks then the BB length is irrelevant. Assuming it's a double crank and you want to run a single ring, most people mount the 1x...
10-16-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 435,506
Posted By tFUnK

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Redwood Retreat>Mt Madonna
My first time riding this route. Long...
10-13-23, 12:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By tFUnK

And that's a good thing! You probably lost a...

And that's a good thing! You probably lost a couple hundred grams of rotational mass with the switch 👍

A 35mm would be what I'd have recommended if your frame could fit it (which you've...
10-11-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By tFUnK

Regardless of brand, a full carbon, full 105 rim...

Regardless of brand, a full carbon, full 105 rim brake bike for under $1200 sounds like a decent deal to me. It'll be no worse than any other entry-mid level carbon bike with a similar parts spec at...
09-26-23, 02:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By tFUnK

I'm in California and the coldest I've ridden is...

I'm in California and the coldest I've ridden is high 30s/low 40s F. I usually do it without any additional insulation because I'm unprepared, but I do occasionally remember to bring a fleece neck...
09-17-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By tFUnK

Truly disgusting. Hope the hammer of justice...

Truly disgusting. Hope the hammer of justice comes down hard on the driver and the antagonizing passenger(s).
09-16-23, 11:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,992
Posted By tFUnK

I've been on BF for 20 years and never thought to...

I've been on BF for 20 years and never thought to poke my head inside the Hybrids forum until you mentioned it. Turns out it's actually quite relevant to my interests 😁👍
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