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10-16-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By HTupolev

Entry-level models from major brands are often...

Entry-level models from major brands are often aluminum, like the Checkpoint ALR or the Topstone Alloy. I think the distribution of frame material in gravel has a lot more to do with what market...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,228
Posted By HTupolev

That's news to me.

That's news to me.
10-01-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By HTupolev

Rolling resistance doesn't work like that. In the...

Rolling resistance doesn't work like that. In the real world, it has two main components.

One major portion of rolling resistance in the is energy lost to deformation of the tire against the road...
10-01-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By HTupolev

1-One advantage of folding beads is that they can...

1-One advantage of folding beads is that they can be folded. While wire-bead tires can be packed into reasonably small hoops if you know what you're doing, tires with folding beads can be safely...
09-24-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By HTupolev

The risk here is of an unpredictable blowout....

The risk here is of an unpredictable blowout. What you're doing is something that I'd recommend against in general, but at any rate, using the front tire as your test run seems backwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By HTupolev

The current rims on my '83 Miyata are Sun M13II...

The current rims on my '83 Miyata are Sun M13II with an internal width of 13mm, and I'm using Panaracer Pasela tires with a nominal width of 28mm on them. Actual inflated tire width for this rim/tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,039
Posted By HTupolev

There is nothing magical about front brakes that...

There is nothing magical about front brakes that causes people to go over the handlebars. In terms of how the center-of-mass gets pitched around relative to the bike, whether braking is front or rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,898
Posted By HTupolev

I don't doubt it. I'm actually in a similar boat:...

I don't doubt it. I'm actually in a similar boat: I don't get toe overlap on either of my vintage steel road bikes, but there's a bit of it on my modern road bike. My point was simply that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,898
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and...

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and modern, have the front wheel axle offset forward of the steering axis. It's just visually subtler on modern forks because the tubing is a lot wider and...
09-16-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17,968
Views: 2,029,573
Posted By HTupolev

Crescent Lake Road, looking East. A bridge over...

Crescent Lake Road, looking East. A bridge over the Snoqualmie river is just behind the shot.

https://i.imgur.com/Yqp6H6k.jpg

Under some trees.

https://i.imgur.com/WDU1AGf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By HTupolev

Why not? If what you're after is the feel of the...

Why not? If what you're after is the feel of the older bikes, the easiest way to nail that is to use an older bike as a base. Modern steel often uses wider tubing and ends up a lot stiffer.

In...
09-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 309,701
Posted By HTupolev

Above the Pilchuck River valley. ...

Above the Pilchuck River valley.

https://i.imgur.com/XEBOJV2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9UhKbQ2.jpg

Culmback Dam and Spada Lake.

https://i.imgur.com/FNcvNfM.jpg
08-31-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17,968
Views: 2,029,573
Posted By HTupolev

Up the Snohomish County Centennial Trail to the...

Up the Snohomish County Centennial Trail to the Nakashima Barn.

https://i.imgur.com/2vuvCLi.jpg
08-30-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,226
Posted By HTupolev

For paved road riding, suppler is generally...

For paved road riding, suppler is generally better for ride quality. Tire quality can matter for this somewhat, but the really big factor is tire style. Tires with a performance-oriented construction...
08-27-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By HTupolev

Not it's not, at least not for the vast majority...

Not it's not, at least not for the vast majority of people. You'd have to have a severe balance issue for 16-18 gear inches to directly pose an issue.


The OP said they're trying to ride a loaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. It's only in serious gravel riding that...

Yes. It's only in serious gravel riding that you'll come across grit that's specially designed to minimize added drivetrain wear.
08-25-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,086
Posted By HTupolev

If you're trying to maximize performance over a...

If you're trying to maximize performance over a longer effort, it's best to pedal through the top so that you're at least getting quickly to the descent. A small amount of extra effort can save a lot...
08-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,735
Posted By HTupolev

Eddy Merckx wasn't anywhere in that remote...

Eddy Merckx wasn't anywhere in that remote ballpark. Even a really big guy on a fairly upright fit running beefy touring tires could smash Merckx's record if he could put out 800W for an hour.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,153
Posted By HTupolev

Today's Sora launched more than five years ago.

Today's Sora launched more than five years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,523
Posted By HTupolev

What all is failed? Having a spare bike isn't...

What all is failed? Having a spare bike isn't necessarily a bad idea, especially if you can leave it on a trainer.


Hard to say. Geometrically, what's important is that the bike fits and that you...
08-18-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By HTupolev

That's a misleading way to frame the difference....

That's a misleading way to frame the difference. What matters is the ratio between two gears, since that's what's proportional to the impact that the change has on your torque and cadence. 3 gear...
08-17-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,087
Posted By HTupolev

If you're after function and considering a Rally,...

If you're after function and considering a Rally, a Shimano Crane GS is probably a better choice. The early Rallys are basically a knock-off of the Crane GS: they look nice, but the Shimano original...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 187,266
Posted By HTupolev

Looks like the Velo-Orange Campeur front rack. In...

Looks like the Velo-Orange Campeur front rack. In Matador's photo you can even sort of make out the small orange blotch of the Velo-Orange logo sticker just above the NDS light mount.

I have the...
08-12-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By HTupolev

They also come in AC (All Condition), EXT...

They also come in AC (All Condition), EXT (Extreme), and slicks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,327
Posted By HTupolev

I'm not saying it's not modern. I'm saying that...

I'm not saying it's not modern. I'm saying that it doesn't have way wider gearing than existed in the 80s. At least not how it's set up in your photos, where it has a 53-39 crankset and a cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By HTupolev

When does it hurt? Do you do core exercises?

When does it hurt?

Do you do core exercises?
08-10-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By HTupolev

Spread out clamping forces so that handlebar does...

Spread out clamping forces so that handlebar does not explode.

https://i.imgur.com/MFQXbis.png
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,592
Posted By HTupolev

If you're geared appropriately, that's highly...

If you're geared appropriately, that's highly unlikely. People tend to visualize "walking speed" as whatever their brisk walk is in day-to-day life, but walking speeds that are trivial when...
08-09-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 309,701
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/wKL0sby.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/wKL0sby.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XNqYR81.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By HTupolev

What?

What?
08-08-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,481
Posted By HTupolev

That's actually what my photo is. SunRace sold...

That's actually what my photo is. SunRace sold copies of the Shimano 600 Arabesque derailleurs under the SunRace 555 name, and this particular one was rebranded for Lepper.
08-07-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,481
Posted By HTupolev

Knock-offs usually don't look nicer than the...

Knock-offs usually don't look nicer than the derailleurs they copy, but this one is an exception. Not that the Crane GS looks bad by any stretch, but Shimano's properly-designed b-knuckle isn't quite...
08-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By HTupolev

Shimano generally only specs derailleurs to...

Shimano generally only specs derailleurs to handle what they intend to sell them alongside, which in this case is an 11-34 (RD-RX810).

They're also conservative in only spec'ing things that they...
08-05-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By HTupolev

RD-R812 is not "long cage." Its cage is actually...

RD-R812 is not "long cage." Its cage is actually shorter than the one on RD-RX810, since due to being a "1x" derailleur, it does not need to be able to wrap as much chain.

Personally I'd probably...
08-03-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 309,701
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/jBWItn1.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/jBWItn1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KS9xRU4.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By HTupolev

Replace the chain when it's elongated too much,...

Replace the chain when it's elongated too much, which can be measured with a metal ruler.

Replace sprockets when they no longer shift or engage well with a new chain.
07-29-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,784
Posted By HTupolev

Maybe. Depends on what the issues are (if...

Maybe. Depends on what the issues are (if anything specific) with your vintage bike, and how marginal your ability to keep up is. I ride my vintage steel in pacelines of largely the same composition...
07-27-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,040
Posted By HTupolev

I think you two are talking around each other. In...

I think you two are talking around each other. In most cycling conversation, the "elevation" or "elevation gain" of a ride usually refers to the cumulative elevation gained while traveling on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,615
Posted By HTupolev

That sounds reasonable, but it's a...

That sounds reasonable, but it's a surface-dependent issue. I'd probably go lower if there was lots of rough chipseal, for instance.
07-24-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,185
Posted By HTupolev

The amount of speed increase will still depend on...

The amount of speed increase will still depend on those things even if they're held equal across the two cases.

If you're talking about rolling resistance per-tire, and we spitball a bike+rider...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By HTupolev

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design...

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design specs for an RD-6700-SS. With hanger extenders and b-screw shenanigans or whatever you might be able to force it to clear, but even if you do, you'll...
07-21-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,396
Posted By HTupolev

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc...

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc brakes or don't care much either way, so manufacturers have largely ejected rim-brake bikes from their supply chains, except at low quality tiers....
07-21-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 309,701
Posted By HTupolev

Bicycle. https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg ...

Bicycle.

https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg

Bee. 🐝 🌞

https://i.imgur.com/1q1EyOV.jpg
07-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/fFUtSm1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fFUtSm1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,109
Posted By HTupolev

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip...

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip than others, yeah. But the low power outputs in cycling (relative to motorsport) put rolling resistance at a high premium, so manufacturers don't always...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By HTupolev

Design fashion and available technologies have...

Design fashion and available technologies have certainly shifted since 2014. For example, if you want a road bike that can manage somewhat chunky gravel, the increased tire clearance on a new Domane...
07-04-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By HTupolev

110mm cranks with a "vintage look" exist. For...

110mm cranks with a "vintage look" exist. For instance, here's a 110mm crank from the 1970s, a Sugino Mighty Tour set up as a 52-42-34 triple:

https://i.imgur.com/URHRjuP.jpg

Heck, old-school...
06-27-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17,968
Views: 2,029,573
Posted By HTupolev

Ice cream. https://i.imgur.com/XHeeaNL.jpg ...

Ice cream.

https://i.imgur.com/XHeeaNL.jpg

Where I rode today was to ice cream.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By HTupolev

By "yellow" I'm assuming that you mean "tan"? ...

By "yellow" I'm assuming that you mean "tan"?

A popular budget option 27 x 1 1/4 is the Kenda K35 with tan walls. They're pretty similar to the sorts of tires that would have come on a Nomade...
06-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,925
Posted By HTupolev

Hahaha. It depends on various...

Hahaha.


It depends on various particulars, but it wouldn't be unrealistic for them to save you on the order of half a mph or more.
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