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11-29-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 343
Posted By base2

All this talk of new derailleurs, GRX, etc... I...

All this talk of new derailleurs, GRX, etc...
I still don't understand why the $45 Wolftooth TanPan I suggested (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpan) that works with his current and...
11-27-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,747
Posted By base2

A hybrid is the opposite of a monstercross. ...

A hybrid is the opposite of a monstercross.

Simple.
11-27-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By base2

I really don't know what you are on about. ...

I really don't know what you are on about.

First, I have never rolled a tubular off the rim.
Second I have never rolled a tubular on any bike I own.
The Op asked for thoughts. I gave mine.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By base2

:bike2: :o

:bike2:


:o
11-27-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 343
Posted By base2

Xt/XTR are mountain pull and 105 is road pull....

Xt/XTR are mountain pull and 105 is road pull. What you need is a Wolftooth TanPan or a Jtek Shiftmate to translate the pull ratio between the two.
Forum: Commuting
11-27-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By base2

FWIW: The 7 speed Nexus doesn't go as low in...

FWIW: The 7 speed Nexus doesn't go as low in ratio as the 8 speed & isn't as efficient owing to the rough cast & surface finish of the gears.

The 8 speed, especially the one with roller bearings...
11-26-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By base2

Welcome back!

Welcome back!
11-26-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By base2

Um, in paragraph one, you make the point I...

Um, in paragraph one, you make the point I already made about brake tracks containing the pressure. Everybody know that. Ooooh. Big "gotcha"

...and 2) in post number 2 is this:
This disagrees...
11-26-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By base2

People can roll tubulars all they want. The big...

People can roll tubulars all they want. The big advantage is you can run whatever pressure you want because the load on the brake tracks to contain the clincher bead is essentially non-existent. You...
11-25-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,798
Posted By base2

when I was part of a training team for shipboard...

when I was part of a training team for shipboard firefighting & mass casualty events the policy was any class Delta fire was jettisoned. Period. If that was a $30,000,000 aircraft, so be it. Better...
11-24-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,798
Posted By base2

Oh, but if those rails were magnesium...:popcorn

Oh, but if those rails were magnesium...:popcorn
11-23-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 750
Posted By base2

The OP used the term "kerbstone." This lead me to...

The OP used the term "kerbstone." This lead me to believe that not only was the OP in a location that not only had that spelling, but also in a location that kerbstone was also part of the...
11-22-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 358
Posted By base2

The WickWerx adaptor is probably the more elegant...

The WickWerx adaptor is probably the more elegant solution.

The E-type simply mounts between the bottom bracket and the frame. The e-type bracket is the same 2.5mm thickness as a spacer that a...
11-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 750
Posted By base2

Carbon fiber (crabon febray?) is super...

Carbon fiber (crabon febray?) is super repairable. I have a hard time believing that the nearest possibility is The Phillipenes.

Generally the brocedure is to sand out all the damage. Make a...
11-22-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 358
Posted By base2

I've never been a fan of E-type derailleurs. But...

I've never been a fan of E-type derailleurs. But this may be a case where one could work.

Something like this:
https://m.pinkbike.com/product/shimano/Xt-E-Type-Front-Derailleur/
11-20-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By base2

Cheap bikes often have non-cartridge bearings....

Cheap bikes often have non-cartridge bearings. Instead they have a fixed cup, & an adjustable cup with a lock ring. The adjustment likely needs to be revisited.

The exact tools needed will vary...
11-20-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,798
Posted By base2

Wow. If it were me, I'd be livid. There is...

Wow.
If it were me, I'd be livid.
There is simply no excuse.

I'd be inclined to ask for my money back & I'd be happy to pay shipping & restocking fee just so I could bad-mouth this shoddy...
11-20-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By base2

You shift with a kick of your heel to a button...

You shift with a kick of your heel to a button protruding from the bb spindle. It's impossibly hard to do unless you can coast for a second.

They do have crankarms with a plate that is mounted to...
11-18-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

Like becoming hyper focused with tunnel vision,...

Like becoming hyper focused with tunnel vision, consumed with rage & running over a cyclist or his bicycle over some perceived wrong concerning the public resource?


Not the actual rich. The...
11-18-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

No. I can imagine an insanely wealthy person...

No. I can imagine an insanely wealthy person acting with a sense of unjustified entitlement. This is a higher order thought process.

What I said was irrational violent anti-social behavior. which...
11-18-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By base2

Neither Efneo or Schlumpf recommend their...

Neither Efneo or Schlumpf recommend their multi-speed, planetary cranksets for fixed use. They are ok with coaster brakes, however.
11-18-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 756
Posted By base2

I'm not sure drivers in one place are any better...

I'm not sure drivers in one place are any better or worse than drivers in any other place. Claims of city people having a different value system or behavior than country folk are dubious, at best....
11-17-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

E-Pace, F-Pace. Got it.:thumb:

E-Pace, F-Pace. Got it.:thumb:
11-17-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

The concept of stressed out people at the end of...

The concept of stressed out people at the end of their rope fighting over a perceived scarcity of resources due to a depleted mental tool box exhausted by a constant stream of no-win decisions is not...
11-17-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

Starts at $48k...It'd be worth it to fly to...

Starts at $48k...It'd be worth it to fly to whatever market you are in & drive it back at that price. Here on Jaguar USA it starts at $52,400 base price, base model & goes upwards to $90k
...
11-17-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego_depletion

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego_depletion
11-17-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

Looks like an F-[edit: Pace] type to me. Even at...

Looks like an F-[edit: Pace] type to me. Even at 47,000 British Pounds, assuming this car wasn't purchased in the last few weeks, the exchange rate would've put it in the $65,000-$90,000 USD range...
11-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,365
Posted By base2

People drive 47,000 luxury vehicles as status...

People drive 47,000 luxury vehicles as status symbols. It's obvious that this cyclist, whatever his motivation was rightfully having none of it. Cars are cars. Status is a construct.

People don't...
11-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,470
Posted By base2

Them: You ride a $X-thousand dollar bike? Me:...

Them: You ride a $X-thousand dollar bike?
Me: Yeah. I can't imagine how cheap it is! So much less than just the optional fancy trim package of a new car!
Them: :foo:
11-16-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By base2

I agree. I don't see where the problem would be...

I agree. I don't see where the problem would be then.
11-16-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,978
Posted By base2

Surely y'all must be joking.

Surely y'all must be joking.
11-16-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By base2

Ok, Boomer. ...

Ok, Boomer.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PkJlTKUaF3Q
11-15-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,978
Posted By base2

Ok. Imma talk out my A here for a second, so...

Ok. Imma talk out my A here for a second, so please excuse.

There isn't enough population density or tax base in the area between Vancouver & Olympia to be financially viable with out handouts...
11-14-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,318
Posted By base2

Yeah, but for that price you get 2! :thumb:

Yeah, but for that price you get 2! :thumb:
11-14-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,318
Posted By base2

These may be over-kill for cycling because they...

These may be over-kill for cycling because they are for ultralight through hikers. But on the plus side they are possum fur/merino wool. Possum fur is hydrophobic. My feel have never, ever been cold...
11-14-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By base2

Fore/aft position of the saddle can have an...

Fore/aft position of the saddle can have an impact of the weight distribution between the wheels. This can have a knock-on effect of how steering feels.

Saddle height can affect how much weight is...
11-13-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,277
Posted By base2

I don't know if I have much to add but figure out...

I don't know if I have much to add but figure out what you're after.

I have a vintage hardtail mountain bike,
a long wheel base camping bike that is more of a rigid mountain bike than a road,
a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,704
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52496044120_32...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52496044120_32fc3b787d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nYTWYY)Salsa Vaya with 11-42 & 50-34 downtube shift hydro brake (https://flic.kr/p/2nYTWYY) by Richard Mozzarella...
11-11-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By base2

When you moved the chainrings over, did you get...

When you moved the chainrings over, did you get the clocking of the inner ring correct? If not, the chain rollers won't mesh with the teeth in the big ring properly. It'll be hard to shift, then when...
11-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By base2

So what you're saying is you have a fancy carbon...

So what you're saying is you have a fancy carbon fork with a fancy carbon solid aluminum steer tube...:foo:



;)
:D
11-11-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,458
Posted By base2

Petty bickering is no fun to read. I know a...

Petty bickering is no fun to read.

I know a lot of people use the "ignore" function. I tried it for a bit on a couple o' dummies. I now no longer have anyone on ignore. It seemed wasted effort to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,070
Posted By base2

A lot has been said in this thread. Aero means a...

A lot has been said in this thread. Aero means a lot. Position means a lot. Structured training means a lot. Equipment means a little.

While all these things are true, recently my approach has...
11-09-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By base2

The one on the left speaks BMX to my mind. You...

The one on the left speaks BMX to my mind. You are going to want to take a caliper to it to verify steerer & handlebar diameter so you can discover compatibility.

The Deda on the right has a wedge...
11-08-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By base2

Here, Here. North Seattle, Shoreline, Everett &...

Here, Here. North Seattle, Shoreline, Everett & general vicinity.
11-08-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By base2

If the front wheel remained intact, the force of...

If the front wheel remained intact, the force of impact would have had to go somewhere. Likely into the fork & the rest of the bike. It seems to me the front wheel acted like a fuse, failed...
11-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By base2

As noted, you can pretty much leave it shifted in...

As noted, you can pretty much leave it shifted in any position you like. Everything has limits though. I frequently see weak derailleur springs that were stored for excessively long periods in...
11-06-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By base2

As an accused Velocity Fanboi here whose built up...

As an accused Velocity Fanboi here whose built up about a dozen or so...Velocity rims come exceptionally round & true right out of the box. They build up nice with a minimum of complications/hassles...
11-06-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,237
Posted By base2

The problem, as I see it is the driving...

The problem, as I see it is the driving environment is too complicated for the speed at which drivers drive. This causes mishaps.

The engineers solutions to these mishaps is to increase safety...
11-04-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,362
Posted By base2

FWIW EDCO cassettes last a long time, are very...

FWIW EDCO cassettes last a long time, are very reasonably light in their price class & won't bite into the freehub body...And given the proper lock ring you can run 11 speed road on the standard...
Forum: Introductions
11-02-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By base2

I started riding as an adult in 1997 on Oahu....

I started riding as an adult in 1997 on Oahu. Mostly I rode like a mad-man in with traffic & drafting busses, UPS trucks & anything else that was available. I destroyed a few rear wheels blasting on...
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