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10-17-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do you know what chainline mm your frame was...

Do you know what chainline mm your frame was built on? 142mm rear spacing?
10-17-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Paul Barnard

What FD and Crank are you using? Any chainline...

What FD and Crank are you using? Any chainline workarounds?
10-17-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Paul Barnard

Brent, I am ignorant about that device. Can you...

Brent, I am ignorant about that device. Can you walk me through your drivetrain in detail?
10-17-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Paul Barnard

LOL. I have 3 ti bikes and a 4th frame is being...

LOL. I have 3 ti bikes and a 4th frame is being welded up for my as I type. Ti gets on my nerves.
10-17-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,934
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have a hunch manufacturers will come to their...

I have a hunch manufacturers will come to their senses. Even with 30 front 34 rear, you are still turning nearly 24 inches. That may be fine for smooth gravel, but if you find yourself on a rougher...
10-17-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Paul Barnard

This Is Ridiculous (No Ultra Low Gear Options)

I ordered a Lynskey GR 300 frame. I want to get below 20 gear inches on the low end and above 95 on the high end. Preferably closer to 19 and above 100. A 46/30 (as found on Shimano GRX and...
10-15-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

I may have most of this figured out. Correct me...

I may have most of this figured out. Correct me if I have it screwed up.

Gevenalle 2x11 drop bar shifters for Shimano Dynasys. Front shifter is friction. https://www.gevenalle.com/product/gx/
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10-15-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,934
Posted By Paul Barnard

I predict much change for the sake of change....

I predict much change for the sake of change. More old becoming new again. Technological complications and expense with little benefit for most riders. Things that will be much more difficult for the...
10-15-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for that info. At this point that seems...

Thanks for that info. At this point that seems like another reasonable path to what I want. I am ignorant on boost XD and some of the newer tech, so I appreciate you clearing that up for me.

I...
10-14-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

On the low end, I must have 19 inches or less. On...

On the low end, I must have 19 inches or less. On the high end 95 inches or more (I might be able to go lower by a touch). I want mechanical disc brakes and do not want bar end shifters. Don't care...
10-14-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

I went ahead and ordered the frame. Polished...

I went ahead and ordered the frame. Polished with anodized blue lettering and badging. It's going to be a great looking bike. I won't be in any rush in getting it built out.
10-14-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Gevanalle makes shifters that work with Shimano...

Gevanalle makes shifters that work with Shimano MTB derailleurs. Microshift does as well, but only in 1X. The only problem remaining with the Gevanalle route is finding a crank that would give me the...
10-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for spending a little time digging in. ...

Thanks for spending a little time digging in. Mechanical disc is a must for me.
10-14-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Great idea. I normally don't butt in unless I...

Great idea. I normally don't butt in unless I feel like I can add value to a discussion.
10-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Several factors find me wanting that kind of...

Several factors find me wanting that kind of gearing. I live in the flatlands but do vacation in the mountains several times a year. The thin air and long and/or steep climbs challenge legs and...
10-14-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

I love that site. That's how I know that 40/28...

I love that site. That's how I know that 40/28 11-40 give me what I need! Now it's just a matter of identifying the compatible pieces. That's where I need the help of the members here.
10-14-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

You have given me some good stuff to think about....

You have given me some good stuff to think about. What derailleur/shifter set up will I use if I go with the White industries Crank with 40/28 chainrings and an 11-40 cassette?
10-14-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hmmmm. I like the way you are thinking. Would...

Hmmmm. I like the way you are thinking. Would the MTB spider create a chainline issue with the chosen frame?
10-14-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not seeing how I get there with a Cinch. ...

I am not seeing how I get there with a Cinch. Can you lay out the specific parts that would do it for me?

I am running mechanical discs on two bikes. They do their job very well and are...
10-14-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 511
Posted By Paul Barnard

Wide Range Drop Bar Options

As always, my head starts spinning when I try to come up with drive trains for builds. I want to build a drop bar bike with wide range. On the low end, I must have 19 inches or less. On the high end...
10-13-21, 08:53 AM
10-13-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 657
Posted By Paul Barnard

What a ridiculous notion. People are either...

What a ridiculous notion. People are either going to look before opening doors on a vehicle or they aren't.

As a cyclist, I have 100% control over dooring.
10-07-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,742
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just looked for the link and couldn't find it...

I just looked for the link and couldn't find it in car/bicycle crashes. On a national level, the car driver is at fault slightly more often than the cyclist according to research.
10-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,742
Posted By Paul Barnard

There were several warnings. The car very...

There were several warnings. The car very obviously slowed. I am assuming brake lights accompanied the slow. It slowed in a place a vehicle wouldn't normally slow and there didn't appear to be a...
10-04-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,402
Posted By Paul Barnard

Well worth the read. ...

Well worth the read.

https://www.bikelaw.com/2021/10/waller-bike-crash/
10-04-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,402
Posted By Paul Barnard

You wouldn't expect him/her to change after all...

You wouldn't expect him/her to change after all these years would you. I-Like-To-Go-On-Tirades.
10-04-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,402
Posted By Paul Barnard

Charlie Thomas is right here in New Orleans. ...

Charlie Thomas is right here in New Orleans. He's fairly regular on a bike advocacy Facebook group that I belong to. He's the right guy to represent the cyclists.
09-28-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,948
Posted By Paul Barnard

Should these folks correct their language? ...

Should these folks correct their language?

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/roadbikeshorts.html
09-28-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,948
Posted By Paul Barnard

Gotta have my padded shorts. I'd feel like Mike...

Gotta have my padded shorts. I'd feel like Mike Tyson used my nether regions for a heavy bag if I didn't.
09-28-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,319
Posted By Paul Barnard

A few anecdotes were wheeled out to "disprove"...

A few anecdotes were wheeled out to "disprove" you. Are there any competitions where runners pull off 21 marathons in a month? It's not hard to find bicycle rides/races where there are back to back...
09-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have owned and operated a lot of different...

I have owned and operated a lot of different vehicles. I used to draw from a motorpool that had all kinds of cars and trucks in it. My day started before sunrise. I was often on the road and...
09-22-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not imagining anything. It IS easy to...

I am not imagining anything. It IS easy to mitigate. And IF for some reason or another a motorist can't see what's in the road in front of them, they should correct the problem or stop driving. I...
09-22-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

"There is, however, a tension between "safety"...

"There is, however, a tension between "safety" and "advocacy" advice."

I like the way you worded that and agree.

Maybe Joey's previous comments about the sun are shaping my reading of this:...
09-22-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

Marginally engaged drivers are an inescapable...

Marginally engaged drivers are an inescapable threat to cyclists. Joey seems to have a pressing need to point out the obvious at every possible opportunity. Whenever we take to the road we place...
09-22-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

The sun low on the horizon is easy to compensate...

The sun low on the horizon is easy to compensate for. It's an excuse, not a reason not to see a cyclist. I am surprised to see so many willing to let that excuse fly.
09-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,998
Posted By Paul Barnard

I only have one bike with clipless pedals. The...

I only have one bike with clipless pedals. The others have nice platform pedals on them. I have been thinking about doing away with the clipless pedals on the one bike. The way I ride, I don't get...
09-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,373
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think there's any value in determining...

I don't think there's any value in determining who screwed up. The value is in asking if you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
09-11-21, 07:31 PM
09-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Paul Barnard

Self-control is overrated. I recommend throwing...

Self-control is overrated. I recommend throwing your bike through their windshield. That's more likely to serve as a deterrence in the future.
Forum: Introductions
08-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome from your neighbor down in Metairie.

Welcome from your neighbor down in Metairie.
08-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By Paul Barnard

Flourescent blue main frame. High vis green for...

Flourescent blue main frame. High vis green for rear triangle and fork.
08-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,716
Posted By Paul Barnard

I pretty much piddle with my phone for the...

I pretty much piddle with my phone for the entirety of my rides. I don't carry a wallet. Just a few bucks for a cold beer at the halfway point. I hide my house or truck keys so that I don't have...
08-25-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,736
Posted By Paul Barnard

Does this mean that the stupid justification for...

Does this mean that the stupid justification for press fit bottom brackets is gone, and now we can get back to much more sensible threaded BBs?
08-25-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By Paul Barnard

Of late, I have been on a preventative protocol. ...

Of late, I have been on a preventative protocol. I skip out on long rides.
08-25-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By Paul Barnard

That should not have happened. The driver should...

That should not have happened. The driver should be ticketed. If I was her insurer and found out about this, I'd drop her or jack her rates through the roof, if state insurance law allowed. When I...
08-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

Go argue with the legal firms on those Google...

Go argue with the legal firms on those Google links!

Let me ask you this. Has there been a gravitation away from the use of the word accident, and toward crash with the NHSTA? Hint, "Uniform...
08-25-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am so very sorry for the senseless loss of your...

I am so very sorry for the senseless loss of your family. Clint, here's to perpetual downhills my riding brother.

This is Highway 18 east of Dell
...
08-25-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul Barnard

What is a connotation Alex? ...

What is a connotation Alex?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connotation

One connotation of accident is something that has an element of being unavoidable.

Don't argue with me,...
08-19-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By Paul Barnard

I used to live in the next subdivision south of...

I used to live in the next subdivision south of there on Kempsey Ct. I rode through there regularly. It seemed like a quiet, low threat area at the time. Did you report it to the PD?
08-19-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By Paul Barnard

You either value freedom of expression or you...

You either value freedom of expression or you don't. My values don't migrate based on who might be doing the restricting.
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