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Old 07-07-22, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Why do you guys think wider tires for heavier riders are ideal? Ive heard this but never understood it. I ride 23s just fine, my father also runs 23s and he is like 220-230 so a little smaller than me (262 currently) but still....
23s? Is it on a mountain bike?

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Old 07-07-22, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
You almost won a ride with a casual pace? Did you attack during the warmup, or out sprint everybody during the cool down?
I attacked whenever I could, I like showing up on the slow days because im not fast enough to win on the actual race days (tuesday and thursday.) Im shameless. Honestly though even if other people aren't contesting it a win is a win and a drop is a drop.
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Old 07-07-22, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I attacked whenever I could, I like showing up on the slow days because im not fast enough to win on the actual race days (tuesday and thursday.) Im shameless
So, basically, you're racing when everyone else is doing a recovery ride? And, you almost won?
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Old 07-07-22, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
So, basically, you're racing when everyone else is doing a recovery ride? And, you almost won?
Yes, I was the only person racing and I still lost. And? Atleast I tried dude.
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Old 07-07-22, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
This is interesting, I know an expert wheelbuilder and i'll go talk to him about this question. Hadn't thought about it from this angle. Also guys im not talking about running tires at 50% over the rating (though I think you probably could get away with it) im talking about putting an extra 20-25 psi in there. For what its worth a national champ told me not to worry about other people commenting on my tire pressure, im heavy enough to be a big outlier. Especially if you factor in needing to carry stuff, id rather stay on the safe side and run them pretty hard.
Just put some Vittoria corsas on your bike and then you can say you're following the directions and not over-inflating,.
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Old 07-07-22, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Why do you think a tire rated for 145 psi would “let go” at 140? You guys sure seem like a nervous bunch!
Do the math when you put that big load on the small tire patch at that pressure. You keep glossing over the 300 lbs.
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Old 07-07-22, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Dumb comparison. The question isn’t about materials, its about factors of safety.

You think a manufacturer isn’t going to build in some extra safety on top of its “max” recommendation?

You think it's smart to run the experiment to determine just how large that "extra safety" is? Ever hear of metal fatigue? Just because you're getting away with it so far doesn't mean you aren't pushing towards failure.
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Old 07-07-22, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
This is interesting, I know an expert wheelbuilder and i'll go talk to him about this question. Hadn't thought about it from this angle. Also guys im not talking about running tires at 50% over the rating (though I think you probably could get away with it) im talking about putting an extra 20-25 psi in there. For what its worth a national champ told me not to worry about other people commenting on my tire pressure, im heavy enough to be a big outlier. Especially if you factor in needing to carry stuff, id rather stay on the safe side and run them pretty hard.

Is there a heavy guy carrying groceries national champion?
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Old 07-07-22, 05:37 AM
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I have profound hearing loss in both ears, wear hearing aids and understand the importance of protecting what hearing function is left. I avoid further damage to my ears when inflating tires by correctly mounting them and using proper inflation.
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Old 07-07-22, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I'm a courier by trade, im used to riding 30-40 hours a week year round. I know how to ride a bike lol
Literally everything you've posted here proves otherwise.


Assuming, somehow you're serious about riding a bike that's totally overloaded, at a rating above the tires safe limit, have you considered offloading the groceries onto a trailer? That'll knock 40lbs of your poor bike.

Is this the bike from the other thread that's about 4 sizes too small?

Anyway, I love Larry threads, though the formula is somewhat predictable.

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Everyone: What? No, don't do that at all.
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Then there's 8 pages of arguing, with a few interesting points thrown in.
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Old 07-07-22, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
You think it's smart to run the experiment to determine just how large that "extra safety" is? Ever hear of metal fatigue? Just because you're getting away with it so far doesn't mean you aren't pushing towards failure.
Larry sees through Big Gravel's lies and doesn't abide disc brakes on road bikes. Larry also rides bikes that others have seen fit to discard. I'm guessing that Larry's rims don't have that factory fresh safety margin.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Yes, I was the only person racing and I still lost. And? Atleast I tried dude.

The issue is you're claiming that you're able to do something only because of your skinny high pressure tires. On its face, that's an illogical claim unless you tried to accomplish the same thing on fatter lower pressure tires, but when we dig further, we can't even tell what it is you think you accomplished. The "almost won" a casually placed recovery ride is a really weird concept.
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Old 07-07-22, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Larry sees through Big Gravel's lies and doesn't abide disc brakes on road bikes. Larry also rides bikes that others have seen fit to discard. I'm guessing that Larry's rims don't have that factory fresh safety margin.

Didn't he post a thread about riding on a wheel that was so bent other people were complaining about it and telling him to stay away from them?
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Old 07-07-22, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Didn't he post a thread about riding on a wheel that was so bent other people were complaining about it and telling him to stay away from them?
I believe he did. But it's okay - just open the calipers a little and it's all good.
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Old 07-07-22, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I believe he did. But it's okay - just open the calipers a little and it's all good.
I mean that is the solution... its just a back wheel it will be fine.
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Old 07-07-22, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I mean that is the solution... its just a back wheel it will be fine.

Until it's not. I'd tell you to get the hell away from me if I saw you were riding on a wheel like that. You're just testing how far gone until complete failure mode.
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Old 07-07-22, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Until it's not. I'd tell you to get the hell away from me if I saw you were riding on a wheel like that. You're just testing how far gone until complete failure mode.
Lets agree to disagree on that, but from this thread it seems like im not the only person who has considered wearing earplugs when inflating tires so im not that crazy for doing so
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Originally Posted by Herzlos View Post
Anyway, I love Larry threads, though the formula is somewhat predictable.

Larry: I'm doing something totally dangerous and stupid, here's a tangential question.
Everyone: What? No, don't do that at all.
Larry: I know what I'm doing, I'm the best.

Then there's 8 pages of arguing, with a few interesting points thrown in.
My favorite part is how he thinks every random person going the same direction he is, is someone to "race".
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Lets agree to disagree on that, but from this thread it seems like im not the only person who has considered wearing earplugs when inflating tires so im not that crazy for doing so

I never said the earplugs were crazy, but starting a thread about it is as is your failure to note that you seem to be having a lot of wheel/tire problems for someone who is doing "just fine".
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I mean that is the solution... its just a back wheel it will be fine.
It's a solution to get home.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I mean that is the solution... its just a back wheel it will be fine.
Bro…imagine how far off the front you could ride with trued rims and tires with less rolling resistance! You could go tubeless. Even makeshift/DIY tubeless…does it really matter if it’s actually safe? Apparently not, based on this thread. No more pinch flats! Save the weight of carrying a replacement tube and all those pesky patch kits, tire tools and inflators and what not.

Embrace the science. Visualize the glory!
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I never said the earplugs were crazy, but starting a thread about it is as is your failure to note that you seem to be having a lot of wheel/tire problems for someone who is doing "just fine".
His clothing choices are also just fine... I mean, other than the usual saddle sores.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Larry sees through Big Gravel's lies and doesn't abide disc brakes on road bikes.
I wonder if there is an E-bike version of Big Gravel? I just can't come up with a catchy name for it.... "Big E-bike" sounds too forced.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Save the weight of carrying a replacement tube and all those pesky patch kits, tire tools and inflators and what not.
His repair kit is already exceptionally light. It consists of: the expectation that others will bail him out.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Bro…imagine how far off the front you could ride with trued rims and tires with less rolling resistance! You could go tubeless. Even makeshift/DIY tubeless…does it really matter if it’s actually safe? Apparently not, based on this thread. No more pinch flats! Save the weight of carrying a replacement tube and all those pesky patch kits, tire tools and inflators and what not.

Embrace the science. Visualize the glory!
This bike is trued up and race worthy. I don't have room in my saddlebag (stole it from the tiny bike) for tools, I keep a bubbler, bag of weed, and a lighter. Might be able to fit a patch kit if I get a smaller bubbler but I don't like having to jam stuff in the bag. In the event of a flat atleast I have something to smoke on/offer to a helpful stranger in return for a tube.
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