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Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By elcruxio

I don't know if they've made the tire clearance...

I don't know if they've made the tire clearance larger on the 520, but with my wife's 520 disc it's real struggle to fit 42mm with fenders. Without fenders I'd say 42mm is the max size. That's with...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,023
Posted By elcruxio

I'll probably get one at some point. Derailleurs...

I'll probably get one at some point. Derailleurs are fun for more sporty stuff, but having a chain eaten by a front mech when hauling a kid is... well, I don't want that to happen again.

The only...
06-29-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By elcruxio

That uninterrupted stress isnt't that big of a...

That uninterrupted stress isnt't that big of a deal actually. You have the same kind of uninterrupted stress on your hands and feet as well. Sure you can switch hand positions, but the pressure is...
06-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By elcruxio

Even though I don't really agree that noseless...

Even though I don't really agree that noseless saddles push one into a single seating position, I also don't really see a problem with having just one. Hammock shape saddles do that to a stronger...
06-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By elcruxio

Double post due to forum glitch

Double post due to forum glitch
06-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By elcruxio

That's not really how saddles or noseless saddles...

That's not really how saddles or noseless saddles in particular work. Typically noseless saddles are more effective in taking away pressure from hands than nosed. It's not inherently related to nose...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,400
Posted By elcruxio

In my experience when reach is correct drop bars...

In my experience when reach is correct drop bars are vastly more comfortable than alt bars. When there is too much reach drop bars are usually still manageable whereas alt bars become unbearable....
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By elcruxio

Well that was a quick ponder. But for the...

Well that was a quick ponder.

But for the others considering the same thing, sit bone pain in relation to padding usually occurs due to two reasons. If you have too little padding, the sit bone...
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,123
Posted By elcruxio

I'm having a hard time trying to imagine a...

I'm having a hard time trying to imagine a situation where rain socks are necessary but pants aren't.

For me it goes from up to down so first jacket, then pants if necessary and then socks if...
Forum: Touring
04-27-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,123
Posted By elcruxio

Like others have mentioned it really depends on...

Like others have mentioned it really depends on the temperature but one may need to factor in changin conditions. Where I live just relying on the weather history worst case may not work out since...
04-26-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,855
Posted By elcruxio

Really since there aren't live viruses or...

Really since there aren't live viruses or pathogens in the covid vaccines, they shouldn't warrant the same kind of caution in terms of exercise as the actual disease or even a flu or other milder...
Forum: Touring
04-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By elcruxio

Shimano sandals are not really anything like my...

Shimano sandals are not really anything like my Torbal soled Shimano mtb-shoes. The sandals are pretty soft so I can feel the cleat pretty well when putting more pressure on the pedals.

That...
04-23-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,075
Posted By elcruxio

I started losing weight when I started eating...

I started losing weight when I started eating more (often). As in I would often skip lunch and be famished at dinner time. Then I'd overeat at dinner and the cycle of not really losing weight was...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By elcruxio

Do you already have a wheelset you want to use or...

Do you already have a wheelset you want to use or a specific hub you've decided to build a wheelset around?

I'd imagine some shops may still have stock with the older disc trucker models. But why...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,028
Posted By elcruxio

We try to avoid the larger roads and use bike...

We try to avoid the larger roads and use bike paths whenever possible. Our Garmin Explorer seems to be excellent at finding smaller roads and gravel paths when using the default point to point...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elcruxio

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,211
Posted By elcruxio

You know you could have worded that a bit more...

You know you could have worded that a bit more maturely. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean you should become so passive aggressively hostile.

There have been studies on crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By elcruxio

This is truly a difficult question to answer,...

This is truly a difficult question to answer, because just proportions aren't enough to decide which bike is going to be comfortable for you. Other contributing factors are your mobility and postural...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,544
Posted By elcruxio

I mostly agree with your post but I'd like to...

I mostly agree with your post but I'd like to further emphasize the importance of frame design. All materials can achieve a sun 6.8kg racing frame and a stiff touring frame.

I specifically noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,211
Posted By elcruxio

I gave it a lot of thought and I don't think I'm...

I gave it a lot of thought and I don't think I'm penalizing my actual capabilities. In fact, I might even be better off with a shorter than 175mm crank. But since I don't want to spend money on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,211
Posted By elcruxio

I'm 6'5" with 38" inseam and I have never felt...

I'm 6'5" with 38" inseam and I have never felt the need to get longer cranks than 175mm. Standard lengths work just fine and I can get lower on the bike if I'm not using all of my range of motion on...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elcruxio

There was a long and hard thought process behind...

There was a long and hard thought process behind going with STI's rather than barends or even down tube shifters.
First point of contention was the fact that I don't like bar ends or downtube...
03-31-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

Obviously for someone who uses a powermeter (or...

Obviously for someone who uses a powermeter (or apparently nowdays trains with Strava) getting the data from a ride as kJ seems to be the norm. If you own a powermeter, you may have trouble looking...
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elcruxio

On a different note, I kept wondering what...

On a different note,

I kept wondering what kind of black magic Surly was doing to get their component mix to work on the built bike. It has a Sora front derailleur and an Alivio crankset. So a FD...
03-31-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

So, you guys were actually discussing energy...

So, you guys were actually discussing energy output instead of energy consumption? Now the earlier comments make more sense but it's still a weird way of looking at it. Though if you have a power...
03-31-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

It's not. 1 kilojoule (kJ) is 239 calories...

It's not.

1 kilojoule (kJ) is 239 calories (cal) and therefore
1 kilojoule (kJ) is 0,239 kilocalories (kcal).
Conversely 1 kilocalorie is 4,184 kilojoule
And so 2500 kcal is precisely 10 460 kJ...
03-30-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

Actually perhaps my point is easier to convey...

Actually perhaps my point is easier to convey like this:

My average daily energy expenditure is probably around 2500kcal. In kj that's over 10 000
03-30-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

How does it matter? Sugar during exercise doesn't...

How does it matter? Sugar during exercise doesn't raise insulin levels or blood glucose levels.



also do you guys have the wrong unit?
If all the stated numbers were in kcal, they'd make...
03-30-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

Like I mentioned before, glycemic index doesn't...

Like I mentioned before, glycemic index doesn't matter when exercising. You could drink straight up glucose syrup and it would not matter.

I don't understand what your second point is referring...
03-30-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,331
Posted By elcruxio

I'd say starting at 0 degrees the perfect...

I'd say starting at 0 degrees the perfect starting point. From there one can fairly quickly say whether one needs to go nose up or nose down.

As to saying no one uses 0 degrees in curved saddles,...
03-30-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

I don't. You misunderstood the comment. I aimed...

I don't. You misunderstood the comment. I aimed to convey that maltodextrin doesn't have health issues when used during exercise. It just tastes bad, which is a minor inconvenience and can be...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elcruxio

funny thing is, the spokes that were meant for...

funny thing is, the spokes that were meant for the front wheel actually were the correct length for the rear wheel. I forgot mention that but I did get lucky
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elcruxio

Soon the bike will be completely built but I have...

Soon the bike will be completely built but I have to say, this has been the suckiest bike build I've ever done.

firstly, shame on Shimano! The torque values on their crankarms are off by a massive...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By elcruxio

Lawyer actually, but I work with used cars,...

Lawyer actually, but I work with used cars, houses etc. so I get access to a lot of technical documentation. Some of it has stick right?

I'd advice on making the groundcloth yourself as it's...
03-29-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By elcruxio

The only downside I'd see with maltodextrin is...

The only downside I'd see with maltodextrin is the fact that on its own it tastes disgusting. Even in gel form it's typically just bearable.

On the physiological side of things, during exercise if...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By elcruxio

Ripstop is a type of weave like twill or taffeta....

Ripstop is a type of weave like twill or taffeta. Or rather not a weave but an addon feature to the fabric weave. Ripstop means it has thicker denier strands criss crossing the thinner denier fabric...
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,773
Posted By elcruxio

I thought the different nozzles were for...

I thought the different nozzles were for preheating the fuel. The tighter the nozzle the hotter the fuel would get before igniting thus allowing the use of even vegetable oil as fuel. Though the...
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By elcruxio

Though for some reason shimano sandals are really...

Though for some reason shimano sandals are really heavy. I think they weigh the same as my cold season shoes and more than my enduro shoes.
Forum: Touring
03-27-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,115
Posted By elcruxio

The 350 hybrid is. It's also beefier than the...

The 350 hybrid is. It's also beefier than the normal 350
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By elcruxio

How large a size are dealing with here? My shoe...

How large a size are dealing with here?
My shoe size is 47 wide and my Shimano sandals are size 47-48. They run a little big for me to be able to fit a waterproof sock but I could use a size smaller...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,850
Posted By elcruxio

Apparently I need to spell this out for you. ...

Apparently I need to spell this out for you.

YOU first used the phrase "fiery crash" in the context of ABS brakes. I then in my post used the phrase "fiery crash" to respond to your post. You see...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,888
Posted By elcruxio

Probably a cultural thing but in Europe 'parties'...

Probably a cultural thing but in Europe 'parties' ranging from small gatherings of just a few people to large scale boombox playing heavy drinking kind of almost festival type of things are, well...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,850
Posted By elcruxio

I would like to direct your attention to the two...

I would like to direct your attention to the two quoted messages directly below and moreover the bolded parts. In the first quote written by you we observe the first use of the phrase "fiery crashes"...
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,850
Posted By elcruxio

ABS for rim brakes has already been invented....

ABS for rim brakes has already been invented. Actually now that I think of it I think I saw a system for bicycle discs as well but it's a big piece of kit still.
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,850
Posted By elcruxio

Sooo, ABS is only used in rear tires? though...

Sooo, ABS is only used in rear tires?

though looking at statistics ABS has reduced motorcycling fatalities and injuries more than 25 % in Europe. In certain countries nearer to 50 %. So it's...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By elcruxio

I'd choose Vittoria Randonneur Hyper's. Those are...

I'd choose Vittoria Randonneur Hyper's. Those are some dang fast tires, which counts in audax
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,850
Posted By elcruxio

I'm also fairly certain that before the time of...

I'm also fairly certain that before the time of ABS, motorcycle rides ended far more frequently in fiery crashes than they did after ABS. Two wheeled vehicles tolerate loss of front wheel traction...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By elcruxio

New Disc Trucker build. Observations of specs, fit and life itself

I'll start off by stating that getting parts for a bike build has been a veritable nightmare. And I'm still not sure if the horror is over because not all of my orders have in fact shipped. There's...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By elcruxio

Yea you've apparently used the wrong mounting...

Yea you've apparently used the wrong mounting point in the rack. You're supposed to use the front two holes to attach rack to fork and the triangular rear mount is used for fenders. Why is the rear...
02-17-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,911
Posted By elcruxio

Those wright brother bikes are probably pretty...

Those wright brother bikes are probably pretty rusted out on the inside. I wouldn't ride them. Because if we take the nonsensical hyperbolic approach you've been going with I can imagine all kinds of...
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