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05-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,276
Posted By base2

4 pages so far & no mention of Shimano's latest...

4 pages so far & no mention of Shimano's latest Dura-Ace Di2 wireless skewers.

For shame!





;)
05-11-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By base2

Use the trim function of your front derailleur &...

Use the trim function of your front derailleur & quit cross-chaining.
05-11-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By base2

You really are going to be sorry if you actually...

You really are going to be sorry if you actually intend to use a Big Box bike regularly for any sort of bicycle related activity.

I don't intend to be mean or holier-than-thou or anything like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,230
Posted By base2

I'd pick the 105 with the understanding that the...

I'd pick the 105 with the understanding that the rims will now be considered wear items. So in a few seasons you'll need to account for a new wheelset.

Really, there is nothing "wrong" with Sora....
05-11-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By base2

I'm not sure there are any special, super-new, or...

I'm not sure there are any special, super-new, or fancy coaster brakes on the market now...or ever. The terms: "high quality" or "high performance" are very rarely applied to coaster brakes.

In...
05-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,087
Posted By base2

On a fixie or a single speed? I'd be pretty...

On a fixie or a single speed? I'd be pretty impressed if you could safely mesh into a group of motivated road bikes.

I'm not sure I'd appreciate the wildly different braking dynamics between the...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By base2

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't...

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't have bikes currently attached to them. Sometimes they'll swap around based on the goal for a given bike or given ride.

In general, all my bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,018
Posted By base2

In an earnest attempt to be helpful: Get...

In an earnest attempt to be helpful:
Get yourself a set of Gevenalle shifters $200
Get yourself a shorter "take-off" stem $10
Get yourself a road handlebar (aluminum) $30
Get yourself some...
04-29-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,553
Posted By base2

Am I the only one here wondering why the OP was...

Am I the only one here wondering why the OP was just standing at an intersection on his bike waiting for a car to show up so he could continue his journey?

Stop first. Wait. Proceed after the...
04-29-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By base2

I fabricated & installed a very similar spacer...

I fabricated & installed a very similar spacer for my new Phil Hub. The spokes touched the back side of the drum & I was concerned that the interference would put undue pressure on the spoke nipples....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By base2

Hey! Awesome link. Thanks to you, Amazon now has...

Hey! Awesome link. Thanks to you, Amazon now has sent a 50 pack of patches my direction. They certainly seem a lot more professional than the ShoeGoo & rip-stop nylon I had been using to extend the...
04-29-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By base2

This is a Microshift 11-46 cassette....

This is a Microshift 11-46 cassette. (https://www.modernbike.com/microshift-advent-cassette---9-speed-11-46t-ed-black-hardened-steel-cogs)
The caveat is your current derailleur may not have the...
04-28-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By base2

Sorry for the delay. The quote function had an...

Sorry for the delay. The quote function had an issue & I never got notified.
I have the extra light casing. I don't know that it really makes a tangible difference in ride quality. It should, but I...
04-23-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By base2

I own a set. Ideally they are best for...

I own a set. Ideally they are best for gravel/fire/forest service roads but any reasonably dry compact broken surface/rough road urban or rural is well enough. They roll fast. Like you would expect...
04-23-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By base2

Panaracer Gravelkings tend to run a touch narrow...

Panaracer Gravelkings tend to run a touch narrow in my experience. The 2.1's will probably fit anywhere a 2.0 was happy. Even if the casing was wider (I don't think it is,) Factor in the low pile of...
04-21-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By base2

In many places, to avoid "burdensome government...

In many places, to avoid "burdensome government regulation & over-reach" and to allow room for "free-market opportunity" driving school instructors are also certified license examiners.

The result...
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By base2

This explains a lot & confirms some suspicions. ...

This explains a lot & confirms some suspicions.
Thanks! :thumb:
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By base2

Yep. I've tried craigslist. The thing that sucks...

Yep. I've tried craigslist. The thing that sucks is when you actually find a thing that looks legit & you respond with "Interested. Is there a time/place you would like to meet?" complete with name,...
04-20-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By base2

What JaccoW said. Carnuba wax from the...

What JaccoW said.

Carnuba wax from the autopart store. Chain wax like Squirt or similar to avoid dust collection. Or realize that most people are recreational riders at best & expect dirty/oily...
04-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By base2

This Tourney derailleur is named Jim. At first...

This Tourney derailleur is named Jim.
At first it looked like a John, then it looked like a full-on James, but with that big red jockey wheel, James seemed too formal. Jim. Jim is this derailleurs...
04-08-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,214
Posted By base2

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24...

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24 ounces of "hobo beer" Steel Reserve 211, & is currently waiting for 20 milligrams of THC in chocolate form to kick in, I disagree.

In an hour, I'll...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,397
Posted By base2

Well, if yer gonna do sumthin', you might as well...

Well, if yer gonna do sumthin', you might as well do it right.
You dun broke it good. (Hey, there's an emoji for that!) :bike2:
In all seriousness though, I hope you are ok. What you did to your...
04-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By base2

You want to use the proper sized seat post. It's...

You want to use the proper sized seat post. It's not so much the clamp you want structurally sound, it's the moving around & flexing you want to keep in-check. Too small & the result is like flexing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,349
Posted By base2

On the wheel thing: Yeah, I agree. So much is...

On the wheel thing: Yeah, I agree. So much is made of wheelsets that came with this bike or that. The truth is that for the most part, OEM wheels are reasonably decent.

There has so far only been...
04-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By base2

Why do I type these things?

Why do I type these things?
04-02-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By base2

Disagree. But there is no need to quantify my 43...

Disagree. But there is no need to quantify my 43 years life experience living in all parts of this country on an internet forum.

There is an endless stream of unlicensed &/or out of state license...
04-02-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,214
Posted By base2

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General. ...

Why the 50+ forum? This should be in General.
As the public relations campaign sign says "20 is plenty."
But they don't specify 20 of what; speed limit, or something else?

No need to be stupid,...
04-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,248
Posted By base2

I've lost count. I have, I think, about 15. ...

I've lost count. I have, I think, about 15.
Powermeters are a neat toy, but the only real organized training program I was ever able to stick to & get use of was a Wahoo Kickr &/or Cycleops on...
04-02-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By base2

The solution is to make any accident presumed...

The solution is to make any accident presumed liability on the unlicensed vehicle, & make the penalty for any unlicensed vehicle automatic impoundment.

I'll bet the insurance & tow companies would...
04-01-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By base2

Of course, what new tech wouldn't include...

Of course, what new tech wouldn't include proprietary consumables?

Why not just buy this & save $2250 Euro dollars?
177% range. Naught point 75, direct drive, & then a whole bunch more....
03-31-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By base2

Food for thought: A 180mm disc has 1/7th the...

Food for thought:
A 180mm disc has 1/7th the surface area of a 700c rim brake.
My work should be easy enough to follow.
(I treated the disc as a single, dual sided thing, rims as 2, 1 sided things...
03-31-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By base2

Website run through Google magic....

Website run through Google magic. (https://yypew357u77xe4623ts7ryweiy-adwhj77lcyoafdy-www-forumslader-de.translate.goog/forumslader-pro/zubehoer-flv6-pro/iq-x-fuer-forumslader/)
03-31-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,638
Posted By base2

No. No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't...

No.
No, it's not you Original Poster. So, don't take this wrong, or rude, or whatever...
The answer is: "No" to anyone, any where, any time.
Especially if you have a carbon wonderbike or a TT...
03-30-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,076
Posted By base2

Love that QR skewer. Titanium. Good...

Love that QR skewer.

Titanium.
Good skewers, even if they are hard on the palms.
The bronze bushing does need a drop of oil every now & then, tho.
03-29-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By base2

Macs & Garmin play just fine. There were a few...

Macs & Garmin play just fine. There were a few issues several years ago. They have since been resolved.

The Garmin Express (Mac) & Connect (mobile device) apps are free & do all the leg work of...
03-29-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By base2

I see what you did there. ;)

I see what you did there.
;)
03-29-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By base2

I have never had a blow out at speed from braking...

I have never had a blow out at speed from braking heat. I have, however smelled brake pads on several ocassions. On rim brakes I've worn new pads down to almost nothing, experienced fade, howling,...
03-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By base2

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling...

Faster on flats/downs is aero & rolling resistance. So, yeah. A heavier well designed bike could be faster than a poorly designed light bike.

It's like that urban legend experiment between warm...
03-28-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 39,093
Posted By base2

Thanks for the offer. I did eventually get it...

Thanks for the offer. I did eventually get it sorted. IIRC a Victor Products VP-H755 headset was the solution...I think Wald makes a similar headset but the crown race was questionable at best &...
03-28-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By base2

Do not pound on the bolt! Pounding on the bolt...

Do not pound on the bolt!
Pounding on the bolt will blow out the wedge threads destroying the eccentric.
Loosen/remove the bolt, then use a mallet to pound the body away from the wedge.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By base2

Silicone esta no bueno. Conventional Silicone...

Silicone esta no bueno.
Conventional Silicone sealant:
A) Does not stick to anything. So good luck using it to hold pressure
B) Off-gasses as it dries forming a corrosive that really likes to eat...
03-28-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By base2

Zac19's aren't exactly flashy, but they are...

Zac19's aren't exactly flashy, but they are inexpensive & more than up to the task.

I'm a big fan of Velocity & own multiple sets each of Dyads, Cliffhangers, Aeroheats, A23's, Chukkers...But for...
03-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By base2

Radial lacing is usually done with the spoke...

Radial lacing is usually done with the spoke emerging from the inboard side of the flange. Yours is backwards.

It looks like the spokes have levered the flange over. I wouldn't trust it & I'd...
03-28-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By base2

It's a standard Shimano/Sram 11 speed compatible...

It's a standard Shimano/Sram 11 speed compatible freehub.
The Kickr comes OEM with a Sunrace 11-28 11 speed cassette. The Core comes with no cassette. But is also a less capable unit. If I were in...
03-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By base2

Yep. A 559mm Bead Seat Diameter road tire would...

Yep. A 559mm Bead Seat Diameter road tire would work fine. Continental makes 26 inch (559) Gatorskin tires & at the complete other end of the spectrum would be Compass Elk Pass in 559x32 (26x1.25)...
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By base2

You sure it's not a Pinarello Antelao? My...

You sure it's not a Pinarello Antelao?

My gut says "Dogma" isn't a 1990's mountain bike. Maybe you bought a reasonably reconditioned Antelao with modern stickers?

It'll be interesting to see...
03-27-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By base2

Freehub grease. Disassemble. Clean. ...

Freehub grease.
Disassemble.
Clean.
Reapply.
Reassemble.
Ride.
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,255
Posted By base2

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009. ...

I should've kept that hard-drive from 2009.
Honestly, I've forgotten about it.
Tulips, anyone?

Base2

Here's some fun reading: Blockchain good. Bitcoin, meh....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By base2

For whatever reason: FSA Omega comes to mind. I'm...

For whatever reason: FSA Omega comes to mind. I'm not going to do the research for you. They might not be curvey enough between the hoods & the tops for you though.

FSA bars are 2 cm narrower...
03-25-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By base2

True. The RD-RX815 (for doubles) is limited...

True.

The RD-RX815 (for doubles) is limited to a max 34 cog, a max front differential of 17 & has a total capacity of 38.

The RD-RX817 (for 1x) has a max 42 cog, a max front differential of 0,...
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