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12-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 76
Posted By chaadster

Definitely tires. They can transform any ride.

Definitely tires. They can transform any ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 461
Posted By chaadster

I was maintaing very low torque for awhile there...

I was maintaing very low torque for awhile there due to my painfully swollen, arthritic knees, so without knowing what numbers we’re talking about here, I wouldn’t say it’s exactly opposite. I mean,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By chaadster

Lopping 260g off your wheel weight by moving to...

Lopping 260g off your wheel weight by moving to Racing Zero Carbon DB would probably improve liveliness and sporty feel, yeah.

Is it worth the cost? Almost certainly not, as there are options...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 461
Posted By chaadster

I weigh in at 245lbs and tend to maintain...

I weigh in at 245lbs and tend to maintain 85-90rpm range on the stationary bike, though workout segments can be designated by my coach to be ridden anywhere from 75rpm at the low end to “+100rpm”.
...
12-08-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By chaadster

Gosh, it doesn’t look bad in the vids to me; I...

Gosh, it doesn’t look bad in the vids to me; I see the turn direction lights are all already indicating when you start each video segment, and then a beeps goes off right after you completed the...
12-07-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

Go 7spd, bro. It’s got the track record.

Go 7spd, bro. It’s got the track record.
12-07-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

As I said, I understood what you meant, and was...

As I said, I understood what you meant, and was pointing out that it was not much of a relevant basis for decision-making, IMO.
12-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

II get that, but my point is that’s not saying...

II get that, but my point is that’s not saying much. 7, 8, 9, and 10 speed Shimano stuff continue to be available, up to many decades after they were introduced. It’s not the number of speeds which...
12-07-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

7 speed is just as current as 11spd in Shimano’s...

7 speed is just as current as 11spd in Shimano’s lineup, so what are we really talking about here?
12-07-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

Shimano still make 7spd…old fashioned? Tourney...

Shimano still make 7spd…old fashioned? Tourney has been 7 speed at least 23 years, maybe more.
12-07-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

I’m not sure I follow the logic of calling...

I’m not sure I follow the logic of calling replacement parts “future-proof”. I rather consider future-proof to mean, particularly in the context of bicycle drivetrains, that a given component will...
12-07-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 542
Posted By chaadster

SRAM have a beta program going for AXS, so I’m...

SRAM have a beta program going for AXS, so I’m guessing it’s going to be a format which sticks around for awhile. In any case, GRX 11spd is already out-of-date with semi-wireless 12spd Shimano here,...
12-07-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,250
Posted By chaadster

Is it the bike or the rider? Is the rider...

Is it the bike or the rider? Is the rider perhaps not conditioned to ride the bike? I have a bike which I need to be in good shape to ride, otherwise it’s uncomfortable. When I’m conditioned,...
12-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By chaadster

It doesn’t really matter to me, as I’m not buying...

It doesn’t really matter to me, as I’m not buying the same bike in successive years, so I just want what I want when I’m buying it, and what that company does with that model in the next year is of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By chaadster

AC made some of the best wheels ever IMO,...

AC made some of the best wheels ever IMO, however, these are not their top spec model. If the point is to get a better wheelset, you need to decide what that means and compare features, stuff like...
12-03-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

I dunno…things are pretty hot on Zwift those...

I dunno…things are pretty hot on Zwift those months!
12-03-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By chaadster

I’m not into teas, but my daughter is, which is...

I’m not into teas, but my daughter is, which is why I have any idea what rooibois is, and why last time I went out, I had a tisane of reishi mushroom, rooibois, and orange peel! Ok, so I actually...
12-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By chaadster

Do you sweeten?

Do you sweeten?
12-03-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By chaadster

Haha! A virgin toddy! :thumb: To your point...

Haha! A virgin toddy! :thumb:

To your point though, maybe a bit of honey, maple syrup, sugar, or some other sweetner would be good both to take the dryness out of the black tea and to help boost...
12-03-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By chaadster

Hot bottle riders: whatchya drinkin’?

So, although I’ve been a winter rider for nearly 3 decades, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m just this winter getting into using a hot bottle (aka thermos, or insulated bottle). The sh*t’s nice,...
12-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Man, it was almost 50ºF and sunny yesterday, on...

Man, it was almost 50ºF and sunny yesterday, on December 2nd, in Michigan! Yeah, it was pretty windy, but with weather like that, winter really ain’t all bad. Aside from some dried mud dust from...
12-02-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By chaadster

No, sorry. I usually have so much clothing on...

No, sorry. I usually have so much clothing on anyway…
12-02-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By chaadster

You can superglue silicone effectively, I’m...

You can superglue silicone effectively, I’m pretty sure. Or maybe using silicone RTV to glue it would work. Did you try gluing the strap back together?
12-02-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Thanks for the kind words! The Venturi really...

Thanks for the kind words! The Venturi really does need to be, as the kids used to say, kept “on fleek” and shiny, because otherwise there is a definite sense of something being off or not quite...
12-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By chaadster

I’d probably stick to 20” wheels, because kids...

I’d probably stick to 20” wheels, because kids grow so fast and the 16” bikes are really shrimpy, and even if it fits the 6 year old kid right now, it probably won’t when they’re 7. Also, 16”...
12-01-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

They are, yes. How much snow I’ll ride them in...

They are, yes. How much snow I’ll ride them in depends on the type of snow, but generally I only ride it if the roads are clear. Some fluffy freshfall is no big deal, nor is a little slush, as the...
12-01-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

I’ve got a Sprint cam, dual downdraft carbs, and...

I’ve got a Sprint cam, dual downdraft carbs, and an Ansa exhaust, but yeah, otherwise stock. I’ve thought about Euro-spec bumpers, but my in-laws purchased the car new, so I feel an obligation to...
11-30-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

But you do know what wax, polish, and indoor...

But you do know what wax, polish, and indoor trainers were made for, of course… 😂
11-30-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By chaadster

Hey, Sauce looks pretty cool! Thanks!

Hey, Sauce looks pretty cool! Thanks!
11-30-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Sun in winter! Major feels happening over here…!...

Sun in winter! Major feels happening over here…! Awesome!
11-30-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Isn’t that how the rednecks out in the panhandle...

Isn’t that how the rednecks out in the panhandle say it, “sap-riss”? :p

I tease my friends in the panhandle…I tease!
11-30-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Damn, that’s fastidious! I pride myself on...

Damn, that’s fastidious! I pride myself on riding tight, clean, quiet bikes, but being honest, only wash as needed and only wax every couple of years. I do touch up dusting, wiping, and spray...
11-30-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

OMG, I know…you should see the rest of the space;...

OMG, I know…you should see the rest of the space; it’s quite the mish-mash hodgepodge down there!
11-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Oh! Geez, I fell for it! Thanks!

Oh! Geez, I fell for it! Thanks!
11-30-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By chaadster

I’m heading out in January, COVID willing, for my...

I’m heading out in January, COVID willing, for my son’s birthday, and looking forward to check out the cycling scene there, so I appreciate the link, too! I have a Montreal-made T-Lab bike, and I’m...
11-30-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Oh, you should come out in January for Wheels in...

Oh, you should come out in January for Wheels in Motion’s Worst Day of the Year ride! It’s an annual thing, and a lot of fun with good turnout. This is the ‘20 page; I guess this year hasn’t been...
11-30-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I’m not religious about when I do...

Yeah, I’m not religious about when I do maintenance either, and somehow, it seems fitting to commission the summer bikes with a spring tune-up. Having the trainer bike under my nose everyday,...
11-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Yo! I didn’t know it got that cold in Florida!!

Yo! I didn’t know it got that cold in Florida!!
11-30-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

What?! Where are you that the snow ain’t stuck...

What?! Where are you that the snow ain’t stuck yet? Here in Ann Arbor, we just got another inch or two on top of what we got the other day! I wouldn’t be surprised if it melts off before spring, of...
11-30-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Maybe don’t ride *all* of them…?! Back in...

Maybe don’t ride *all* of them…?!

Back in spring, I sold my trusty commuter of sixteen years…I don’t recall why, exactly, but it was dumb, as the bike was perfectly set up for MI winter rides,...
11-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Indeed I love it! I haven’t ridden it all that...

Indeed I love it! I haven’t ridden it all that much the past few seasons because my fitness has been crap due to illness and injury, and the bike is not really that comfortable when I’m not fit,...
11-30-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Mmm, that must be nice. I’m working on a motor...

Mmm, that must be nice. I’m working on a motor yacht fetish, so maybe someplace with warm, coastal waters and warm winter cycling will be in my future…
11-30-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

The winter bikes are in the garage and getting...

The winter bikes are in the garage and getting ridden, but I don’t do fat bike. I don’t see either enough snow to discourage road riding nor have out-my-front-door access to trails, so I’ve not been...
11-30-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

I’m so disorganized, I prefer to keep it as...

I’m so disorganized, I prefer to keep it as intact and road-ready as possible. This way, come spring, I’m only making myselft crazy trying to remember where I “safely stored” the rear wheel!
11-30-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By chaadster

The trick to getting anything good out of...

The trick to getting anything good out of neoprene is to use it in water. It’s not waterproof and doesn’t breathe well, but does retain some insulating properties when wet, so in a situation where...
11-30-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,306
Posted By chaadster

Winter ain’t all bad…

…it at least provides a good opportunity to get a turbo trainer-mounted bike polished and waxed up! Specifically, I hit the Breezer Venturi, which comes off the road during winter, with a Gyeon Q2M...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By chaadster

Well, I definitely did not say that, but it’s not...

Well, I definitely did not say that, but it’s not the pro racer’s job to know about bikes, that’s for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,327
Posted By chaadster

I only have a smelly problem if I leave my sweaty...

I only have a smelly problem if I leave my sweaty gear sit for too long before washing, particularly when wadded up in the gym bag for a couple of days. Pew! The easy and effective remedy is some...
11-29-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By chaadster

I kinda recall having seen down shoe covers years...

I kinda recall having seen down shoe covers years ago, but don’t recall any details and, in fact, may be confused altogether. In any case, the idea has merit, and the OP did a good job of cobbling...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By chaadster

Having removeable valve cores is moderately...

Having removeable valve cores is moderately important for a beginner, but not necessary. One can add sealant to the tire before popping on the last section of tire bead. It’s a bit trickier than...
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