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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Trakhak
Obscure and useless C&V knowledge

Just came across mention of the "Atom bottle," defined in various on-line dictionaries as a cyclist's bottle with a mix of flat Coca-Cola and water---a poor cyclist's energy drink.

I doubt that...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,591
Posted By Trakhak
This might be as good a place as any to again...

This might be as good a place as any to again post a link to a page on Sheldon Brown's site reporting the results from bike frame fatigue tests conducted for the German magazine Tour. (Short version:...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,591
Posted By Trakhak
True. I once asked a manager at Trek what single...

True. I once asked a manager at Trek what single difference their introduction of aluminum frames (about 4 years earlier) had made; he said, "Warranty claims for frame failures have gone way down."
...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,998
Posted By Trakhak
Thanks for posting that information; hadn't seen...

Thanks for posting that information; hadn't seen it before.

Note that all of the points about lightweight frames apply not just to carbon but also to steel, titanium, and aluminum. For example,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 3,390
Posted By Trakhak
I bought almost all my C&V bikes new, starting...

I bought almost all my C&V bikes new, starting with my first bike with tubulars in 1965. Still have a couple of steel racing bikes around, but I ride my unabashedly non-C&V aluminum bikes exclusively.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Trakhak
If you're planning to ride it much, be aware that...

If you're planning to ride it much, be aware that your fit on a funny bike is very different from your fit on a conventional bike. The only dimension that matters is the effective top tube length...
Forum: Commuting 07-17-16, 03:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trakhak
Save Up to 60% Off Road Bikes - 2014 Motobecane...

Save Up to 60% Off Road Bikes - 2014 Motobecane Mirage Sport (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/miragesport_xi.htm)

If I were you, I wouldn't hesitate to order one of these 2014...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 343
Posted By Trakhak
The tread looks that way for the same reason that...

The tread looks that way for the same reason that the sideways look rotted, whatever that is.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By Trakhak
When everyone else was going from a 52 to a 53,...

When everyone else was going from a 52 to a 53, the best local criterium racer installed a 50 and crushed the big-gear guys. He was a multi-year winner at the track nationals, so he knew what he was...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,529
Posted By Trakhak
Sounds as if there's no functional problem---the...

Sounds as if there's no functional problem---the OP just thinks the cassette looks wrong, and he got a fear-monger bike shop guy to agree with him.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,529
Posted By Trakhak
Next to tires, cassettes and chains are the...

Next to tires, cassettes and chains are the fastest-wearing items on bikes. As Dan333SP said, the problem might be occurring because you replaced the cassette but not the chain.

If you get a new...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,529
Posted By Trakhak
Based on how it looks or how it works? Shimano...

Based on how it looks or how it works? Shimano has produced literally millions of those cassettes, and their quality control is very consistent.

Shimano cassettes are designed with twisted and...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-15-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,803
Posted By Trakhak
Indeed. The concept of the intrinsic virtue,...

Indeed. The concept of the intrinsic virtue, moral and otherwise, of "real food" is being challenged. How horrifying.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Trakhak
Yes, hybrids, with or without front suspension,...

Yes, hybrids, with or without front suspension, are not designed for the extremes of on-road or off-road riding. But they're better than high-end road or mountain bikes for the kind of riding that...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Trakhak
There's a lot of uninformed anti-hybrid bias on...

There's a lot of uninformed anti-hybrid bias on this forum, mostly if not entirely on the part of people who have little or no experience with hybrids.

If you're not racing and you're not doing...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,110
Posted By Trakhak
Agree that wheel upgrades have a more minimal...

Agree that wheel upgrades have a more minimal effect than threads like this would have you believe. We tend to experience what we expect to experience, especially when money is involved.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,391
Posted By Trakhak
For some reason, discussions of mixtes on this...

For some reason, discussions of mixtes on this site usually leave out the crucial fact that the top of the head tube is higher than the top of the seat tube, thus putting the handlebars higher than...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-08-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,056
Posted By Trakhak
Good observation about aero bars, and note that...

Good observation about aero bars, and note that Euro pros ride aero bars with their elbows practically touching. And those pros often climb in the Alps grabbing their bars next to the stem. Maybe the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-07-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Trakhak
Do enough miles, and the core takes care of...

Do enough miles, and the core takes care of itself.

An interviewer once asked Eddy Merckx after one of his Tour wins whether he worked out with weights. Merckx said, "No. You don't need big...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-04-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Trakhak
As dabac said above, debunked. Tied and...

As dabac said above, debunked.

Tied and Soldered Wheels by Jobst Brandt (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/tied-soldered.html)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,165
Posted By Trakhak
Thanks for adding the links. For a one-sentence...

Thanks for adding the links. For a one-sentence encapsulation of the writer's hilariously blinkered preference for titanium, it would be tough to beat this sentence from the Ti discussion at the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-03-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Trakhak
Depends on the nature of the impact. The helmet...

Depends on the nature of the impact. The helmet in question will have crushed inward at the point of impact. The force transmitted though the helmet liner on either side of the point of impact can...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-03-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Trakhak
Every third revolution does suggest a chain link...

Every third revolution does suggest a chain link problem---stiff link, bent side plate, etc. Not in the masterlink, though, according to your analysis.

Also, it's possible that the chain is...
Forum: Touring 07-02-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By Trakhak
That might be the single most useful post in this...

That might be the single most useful post in this thread.
Forum: Touring 07-02-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By Trakhak
It was Grant Petersen of Rivendell who said that...

It was Grant Petersen of Rivendell who said that wider bars make breathing easier, I believe. But an obvious counter-example would be the pro riders who keep their hands next to the stem while...
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