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    Fargo Hill is .11mi. For something that steep...

    Fargo Hill is .11mi. For something that steep just walk. The thing with road biking is that there's usually an alternate route around something that steep.
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    As pointed out above, most roads are graded at...

    As pointed out above, most roads are graded at <8% for any significant distance (>1 km). Short bursts require basically grinding it out. Mt. Diablo is the standard local torture test. The final...
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    Painting a bike is rarely worth the effort and...

    Painting a bike is rarely worth the effort and cost. Unless you happen to have access to a powder coating room or dedicated paint booth. Rattle can paint jobs rarely better than the original. ...
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    With mountain bike wheels who knows. With disc...

    With mountain bike wheels who knows. With disc brakes, a wheel is either true or broken.

    On my road bike, sure. I had a set of Mavic rims cxp22 rims with 105 hubs, that were a stock wheel,...
  5. Thread: Bont Shoes

    by gsa103
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    Did you get narrow width Bonts? What...

    Did you get narrow width Bonts? What modifications were required? I have AA width feet, so standard width cycling shoes are almost always miles too wide?
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    Your round trip is at the limits of e-bikes,...

    Your round trip is at the limits of e-bikes, before any battery lifetime issues. Once the battery dies you're left pedaling a true boat anchor since they weigh like 60lbs. And there's the cost. ...
  7. Many manufacturers have a chart with pressure vs...

    Many manufacturers have a chart with pressure vs rider weight. That's usually a great starting place. For commuting, you could probably run narrower since you rarely get race stresses that cause...
  8. UST is for MTB tubeless, it's not the same as...

    UST is for MTB tubeless, it's not the same as road tubeless. In general, CX tubeless struggles due to low volume and low pressure being very prone to burping. Probably 40mm is around the minimum...
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    At low pressures the contact point will squirm...

    At low pressures the contact point will squirm under the tire. Its especially prevalent for wide tire on narrow rims at low pressure. Basically, the excess material piles up on say the left side,...
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    Road vs Mountain gearing. The XTR 11-speed is...

    Road vs Mountain gearing. The XTR 11-speed is 40t cog which is big enough to entirely overhang the hub.
  11. Chain checkers are best used by people who want a...

    Chain checkers are best used by people who want a simple go/no-go device for checking chain wear. Most won't give you the optimum answer, but they're good enough. I've got a cheap one with...
  12. There's a significant difference between a hard...

    There's a significant difference between a hard tail MTB and a gravel bike from a geometry perspective. Hard tail MTB have highly sloped top tubes for better standover clearance. A hardtail MTB...
  13. How did you manage to have perineum pressure on...

    How did you manage to have perineum pressure on an SMP? That cut-out is positively massive. Given that and your issue with saddles, I'm wondering if the issue isn't related to something else?
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    [QUOTE=Bob Dopolina;17380637] The yaw angle...

    The yaw angle distribution is going to depend heavily on the rider speed. Tony Martin is probably going to be under 10deg the vast majority of his rides, while a Sunday tri-athlete will have a much...
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    How'd you do the conversion between Watts and...

    How'd you do the conversion between Watts and seconds?

    When Specialized did the leg hair test, they said shaved legs was 15W which represented 79 seconds. Assuming the tests were performed at...
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    The rider won't play a huge role in the results. ...

    The rider won't play a huge role in the results. The biggest drag element is obviously the front brake, so the rider would really only impact the downstream aerodynamics. Adding a rider will likely...
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    Ah the Velo news headlines: First headline...

    Ah the Velo news headlines:

    First headline is about Astana getting a WT license.

    Second headline is about 17 current or former Astana riders contacting Dr. Ferrari.

    Let's face it, the...
  18. Thread: BSO Gallery

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    A lot of the issues sound like poor assembly. ...

    A lot of the issues sound like poor assembly. Unfortunately, the last step is usually done by someone with minimal experience. have that same person assemble a $10k bike, a suspect it wouldn't make...
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    I learned that lesson in fencing. You don't have...

    I learned that lesson in fencing. You don't have to worry about the people with brand new top of the line gear. The people to watch for are the ones with top of the line gear that looks beat up.
  20. Thread: BSO Gallery

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    My death trap comment was specifically about the...

    My death trap comment was specifically about the backwards fork. The toe overlap issues must be spectacular and god only knows on the handling...

    The reality of the situation is that labor in...
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    Plan out a budget for a frame. That's the big...

    Plan out a budget for a frame. That's the big thing, after you price everything else. Ribble sells full Record 11s for ~$1700, plus, handlebars, stem, etc you're probably looking at just over $2000...
  22. Thread: BSO Gallery

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    This is a proper BSO: Selling a full...

    This is a proper BSO:

    Selling a full suspension mountain bike, Excellent working condition.

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    "a full suspension mountain bike, Excellent working condition. no rust on chains and rides...
  23. Thread: Road bike size

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    In general, the sweet spot for stems is 90-120mm...

    In general, the sweet spot for stems is 90-120mm (~30mm). So there's some overlap between frame sizes, but not a huge amount. If you're between two sizes either will work. If you fit best exactly...
  24. Most carbon bikes don't work with anything other...

    Most carbon bikes don't work with anything other than a seatpost rack. So if you're only planning on doing lightweight touring, get a nice carbon road bike.
    If you ever want to do more loaded...
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    I'm going to offer a weird suggestion. Have...

    I'm going to offer a weird suggestion.

    Have you looked at the hub for any marks? Cogs can sometimes dig into the hub body, if you install a new cassette it won't match the hub shell gouges and...
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