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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By joejack951
I wouldn't say there's anything 'exact' about...

I wouldn't say there's anything 'exact' about axle lengths for a QR hub. As you correctly state, as long as the axle does not protrude past the dropout and protrudes just a bit beyond the lock nut...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,020
Posted By joejack951
Just swap your fork and front wheel (or even just...

Just swap your fork and front wheel (or even just the hub) and have the best brake where you really need it. With a cable actuated caliper, you shouldn't need any other new components.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 8,787
Posted By joejack951
To show you that it's not about money, most of...

To show you that it's not about money, most of the internet hysteria with carbon fiber has to do with cheap 'Chinese' carbon fiber frames and parts. And for anything other than entry level bikes,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 06:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,739
Posted By joejack951
Right. If you've ever sat on your top tube at a...

Right. If you've ever sat on your top tube at a traffic light, you've done worse to it than carrying your bike on a trunk rack. I've done both many times without issue.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,739
Posted By joejack951
TDF 2016: 174 finishers all on carbon fiber frame...

TDF 2016: 174 finishers all on carbon fiber frame for 3500 kms/2170 miles (not counting rest days). That's a collective 609,000 km/377,580 miles of racing on carbon fiber bicycles. Exactly how many...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,020
Posted By joejack951
Schrader valves for the tires?

Schrader valves for the tires?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 04:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By joejack951
On a 45mph road I've been 'pulled' behind an 18...

On a 45mph road I've been 'pulled' behind an 18 wheeler to nearly 40mph before I lost his draft. Started out at a light and he happened to accelerate just slow enough from 20-40mph that I was able to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By joejack951
This isn't the first time a lone cyclist in a...

This isn't the first time a lone cyclist in a Grand Tour has outpaced a group on a descent, whether first up the climb or gapped off the back. It seems fairly common even for the lone descending...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 8,787
Posted By joejack951
Plenty of anecdotal data all of which is...

Plenty of anecdotal data all of which is meaningless in terms of determining how frequently carbon fiber fails. As to 'catastrophic failure' so many of the broken carbon fiber frame pictures have an...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 8,787
Posted By joejack951
Carbon fiber frames are about more than just...

Carbon fiber frames are about more than just weight savings. And relative to some steel frames, the difference is pounds, not ounces. They add up.



Educate how? Should consumers be shown videos...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,020
Posted By joejack951
I'm not sure you can consider gasoline and oil...

I'm not sure you can consider gasoline and oil components but they should mostly interchange.

I have a suspicion you are looking for 'the driver' as the answer, though.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 8,787
Posted By joejack951
It is truly horrifying that they even market such...

It is truly horrifying that they even market such fragile bikes to children! (Allez Jr.)

What is the world coming to?!?!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 8,787
Posted By joejack951
Yes, it is easy to find...

Yes, it is easy to find (https://media.specialized.com/support/0000057489/0000057489.pdf) and easy to see that it explicitly does NOT only include carbon fiber bikes:
...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By joejack951
Touché.

Touché.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By joejack951
Did Froome actually benefit from pedaling in that...

Did Froome actually benefit from pedaling in that position? It looked terribly awkward and inefficient.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By joejack951
I didn't want to say it... If they head...

I didn't want to say it...

If they head approximately due north, they can try this actual 14% climb: https://www.strava.com/segments/1286472

Only did it once, but I was sure happy to have a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By joejack951
Perhaps the OP can confirm the road, but yeah,...

Perhaps the OP can confirm the road, but yeah, it's a climb but not 14-17% at least not per Strava: https://www.strava.com/segments/637075

Edit: If you look solely at the spot where it gains...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By joejack951
Early morning typo. I meant 'up' not 'down'.

Early morning typo. I meant 'up' not 'down'.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By joejack951
How recently was your bike serviced? Brake pads...

How recently was your bike serviced? Brake pads shouldn't have any chance of touching the tire unless very poorly set up, or knocked out of alignment. Unless you feel this misalignment was your...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By joejack951
I'll chalk it up to a difference in pedaling...

I'll chalk it up to a difference in pedaling style then. I've never truly tested myself to prove that I can't spin as fast standing as I can sitting but I do know that for a given exertion level, I...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By joejack951
I'm sure you'll put many pleasurable miles in on...

I'm sure you'll put many pleasurable miles in on both at some point, which is all that matters.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By joejack951
I know you are from the Philly area and it is...

I know you are from the Philly area and it is probably a huge stretch that I now own your bike, but do you know what happened to that bike? I bought a 1984 Trek 660 through Ebay from a guy living...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 8,787
Posted By joejack951
You probably shouldn't. It'll just end up parked...

You probably shouldn't. It'll just end up parked with my 2004 LOOK KG386 and 2009 Pedal Force CX1 (both full carbon fiber bikes). A third carbon fiber frame in the rotation will surely cause my...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 196,338
Posted By joejack951
Really? :foo: :eek: :twitchy: :thumb:

Really? :foo: :eek: :twitchy:

:thumb:
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,080
Posted By joejack951
Ha! I'll shift the front while standing (on rare...

Ha! I'll shift the front while standing (on rare occasion). I shift the rear while standing probably every hilly ride I do, even at (nearly) full power some times. With enough practice, you can feel...
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