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09-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,157
Posted By xroadcharlie

He might have been trying to express a 0...

He might have been trying to express a 0 overdrive ratio. Like in some cars when the transmission ratio is 1:1. The 6 speed automatic in my cuv is direct drive in 4'th for example, An overdrive of 0....
08-30-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,721
Posted By xroadcharlie

Perhaps one reason steel bikes are preffered by...

Perhaps one reason steel bikes are preffered by some people is because when aluminum frames where introduced the low end ones used larger, thick diameter tubes to compensate for the reduced strength...
08-24-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,496
Posted By xroadcharlie

You want numbers? Here you go. Just fill in the...

You want numbers? Here you go. Just fill in the blanks.

https://caloriesburnedhq.com/calories-burned-biking/

1 lb. of fat is 3,500 calories. Since we can't choose where the fat comes from, Only...
08-15-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,135
Posted By xroadcharlie

While I ride mostly for pleasure and adventure, I...

While I ride mostly for pleasure and adventure, I too sometimes think a traditional road bike might be fun. Coolness has never been a factor for my bike of choice, I buy what I like, Could care less...
07-19-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By xroadcharlie

Why do I want disc brakes?Because Luke Skywalker,...

Why do I want disc brakes?Because Luke Skywalker, a Jedi Knight told you to.
"You want disc brakes"
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07-13-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By xroadcharlie

With a total weight of 183 lbs I keep my Kenda 26...

With a total weight of 183 lbs I keep my Kenda 26 x 1.95" tires @30 - 35 psi front & 36 - 42 psi rear. According to psicalculator.com I should use 27 psi front @ 45% weight distribution, and 36 rear...
07-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By xroadcharlie

As pointed out in post #26...

As pointed out in post #26 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=26) , How covid19 is transmitted depends how you define air born A carbon monoxide buildup around a...
06-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By xroadcharlie

Me too. I don't get it! I put on 8,000 miles...

Me too. I don't get it!

I put on 8,000 miles between 2 cheap derailleur type drivetrains and never changed a chain or sprockets with minimal maintenance. Both worked fine when I gave them away. I...
06-11-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think the 38 mm H5 is a good choice for you. It...

I think the 38 mm H5 is a good choice for you. It might still be quick enough on pavement, but adds some stability for gravel. That said you must still be careful around sand, or dirt trails after a...
05-26-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By xroadcharlie

Thanks for the insights. I will make a note of...

Thanks for the insights. I will make a note of where the seat is now for future reference.

It's just nice when things work out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By xroadcharlie

Google clip on areo bars. Combined with...

Google clip on areo bars.

Combined with lowering the stem will result in a much more aggressive stance, almost full road bike for areo purposes if the reach is still comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,570
Posted By xroadcharlie

I'm with you and have 0 interest in dealing with...

I'm with you and have 0 interest in dealing with hydraulics for a bicycle when proper rim brakes work just fine on the kind of riding I do. No racing for sure and no frequent steep descents in the...
05-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By xroadcharlie

Kickstands, Like a rear view mirror, small...

Kickstands, Like a rear view mirror, small lights, and a bell are essential on any bike l've owned.

In addition to the added cost and weight, A kickstand is just one more thing the bike...
04-26-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By xroadcharlie

Power to weight ratio is the key here using the...

Power to weight ratio is the key here using the same bike. For most of us, when we loose 10 lbs and maintain the same activity level, 3 - 4 lbs of that might be muscle. You probably lost the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,935
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think a low cadence is more energy efficient...

I think a low cadence is more energy efficient with moderate loads, Certainly for light loads. Think of a cars engine, To get the best mileage we try to keep the engine in the low rpm range. But like...
04-11-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think the Roam is fine for light to moderate...

I think the Roam is fine for light to moderate trails too. That said, If most of your riding is going to be trail, Then I would recommend Giant's Talon hardtail mountain bike. It will be slower on...
03-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By xroadcharlie

If it's in good shape and you can test ride it,...

If it's in good shape and you can test ride it, I'd pay $225 for it if you like it. You might offer less. If I really liked it I'd pay the asking price if he doesn't come down. The extra $25 is worth...
03-14-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,152
Posted By xroadcharlie

I'm with Miele Man on this one. The problem...

I'm with Miele Man on this one.

The problem with the door zone is unlike most cycling where a little courtesy and defensive riding can go a long way to reduce the risk of accidents for cyclists,...
01-08-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By xroadcharlie

Kenda makes a variety of decent tires your size...

Kenda makes a variety of decent tires your size from about $20 -$30. They came stock on my 2018 Giant Sedona. I had planned on replacing them with better tires, But they proved to be a very well...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,647
Posted By xroadcharlie

Using a popular bike tire pressure calculater I...

Using a popular bike tire pressure calculater I get 59 psi front and 72 psi rear for 225 lbs weight of rider and bike. I would use the max recommend 70 psi rear and 60 psi front. Of course there is a...
12-12-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By xroadcharlie

I love this gear calculator. It takes a little...

I love this gear calculator. It takes a little time to get used to it, But once you do in an instant you can see where the ratio's between any # of gears and chainrings are to large and where they...
12-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,741
Posted By xroadcharlie

Any new bike you ride, even bikes of the same...

Any new bike you ride, even bikes of the same design, you absolutely should go slow until you know how the bike will react when pushed. It might very well mean different techniques to control your...
10-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,698
Posted By xroadcharlie

Stand over height is one of the most important...

Stand over height is one of the most important dimensions of frame geometry IMO and is why I bought my Giant Sedona comfort bike. It has one of the lowest next to a girls bike with a big enough...
10-11-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,444
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think, as already pointed out, It is more...

I think, as already pointed out, It is more important that we clean and lube the chain regularly then the which brand of chain lube we use

I use WD 40 Wet chain lube because that is what was on...
09-11-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,877
Posted By xroadcharlie

It is not surprising that too much bike riding...

It is not surprising that too much bike riding like most pleasurable experiences except one (and we all know what that is) can get boring. It's like coming home from vacation, Sometimes no matter how...
09-10-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,877
Posted By xroadcharlie

I have a wide range of scenic (and sometimes not...

I have a wide range of scenic (and sometimes not so scenic) routes I take 2 - 3 days per week. Often when I ride, after a rest I will walk the bike. Sometimes for 10 - 15 minutes. I feel great after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 29,191
Posted By xroadcharlie

But why should I have to maintain Hydraulic...

But why should I have to maintain Hydraulic systems on a bike at all. Proper mechanical rim and disc brakes do a fine job for 90% of us?
08-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By xroadcharlie

Soo! What do you do when it rains!

Soo! What do you do when it rains!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 29,191
Posted By xroadcharlie

Bingo! My 1970 Olds Cutlass had 4 wheel drum...

Bingo!

My 1970 Olds Cutlass had 4 wheel drum brakes, Never had a problem stopping except once while racing another car and trying to stop on the other side of a hill at 90 mph. Good thing I had...
08-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,982
Posted By xroadcharlie

Where I ride, Which is mostly flat I could leave...

Where I ride, Which is mostly flat I could leave my 21 speed comfort bike on the 48 x 18 sprockets (69 gear inches) and probably get by for 80% of my ride with a little practice reasonably well. But...
08-08-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,088
Posted By xroadcharlie

I kind of like the blue color on the 2020 Giant...

I kind of like the blue color on the 2020 Giant Roam 0 myself. A lot of bikes are black, Including mine, and I like the Blue much better. The only thing with blue is accessories are often black and...
08-02-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,121
Posted By xroadcharlie

Too slow for what? If you're riding in a...

Too slow for what?

If you're riding in a group and find yourself exahusted at the end, Or you can't keep up with your spouse, Fine. That might justify making some changes.

But if you are a...
07-15-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,558
Posted By xroadcharlie

Hope not. The 2019 Giant Escape disc with the...

Hope not. The 2019 Giant Escape disc with the carbon forks looks like an excellent bike.
06-29-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,587
Posted By xroadcharlie

+1 Not only is a kickstand an essential...

+1
Not only is a kickstand an essential accessory to all my bikes, I'm questioning the validity of a single leg kickstand when the two leg ones are much more stable and make it easier to clean and...
06-27-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,587
Posted By xroadcharlie

I was using a steel rear kickstand, but the bike...

I was using a steel rear kickstand, but the bike fell over too easily no matter how I adjusted it. My new bike has a single leg center kickstand that is much lighter, more stable, and adjustable.
...
06-24-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,326
Posted By xroadcharlie

Gravel helmets? Wouldn't that be...

Gravel helmets?

Wouldn't that be uncomfortable!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,552
Posted By xroadcharlie

I think with experience you will be able to...

I think with experience you will be able to quantify effort by feel, from 30 - 90% and corollate it to you cadence range. I have calculated my base cadence range using my speedometer and noting the...
05-29-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By xroadcharlie

Actually the tire you have don't look half bad if...

Actually the tire you have don't look half bad if you're replacing them with tires about the same size. I'd go wider, Minimum of 38mm. Otherwise there may be little room for improvement. When it...
05-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By xroadcharlie

Your Welcome. The pressure you are running...

Your Welcome.

The pressure you are running seems reasonable. It will likely prevent pinch flats and provide low rolling resistance. I estimated 75 psi - rear / 65 psi front since it likely takes...
05-11-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By xroadcharlie

I've had a sort of obsession with fat tires (up...

I've had a sort of obsession with fat tires (up to 2" / 50 mm) myself as of late as the best all purpose tire, But I see Giant has some expensive gravel bikes with 30 - 40 mm tires. Also many hybrid...
05-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,346
Posted By xroadcharlie

Actually my first 10 speed from the mid 1970's...

Actually my first 10 speed from the mid 1970's was kind of like that. Switching the two chainrings pretty much staggered the gears on the cassette. Giving me 20 distinct gears. The next bike I bought...
05-05-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,346
Posted By xroadcharlie

Tripple vs Double chainring.

I like a single chainring for it's simplicity and appearance and with the right cassette might be fine for many of us. But since the chainring derailleur is already there, Why don't more bikes use a...
05-04-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By xroadcharlie

When I was in high school I decided to clean and...

When I was in high school I decided to clean and re-grease the bottom bracket bearings. When I put the littles balls back there was a big gap. I thought I lost one so I put another one in I had....
05-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By xroadcharlie

I did some research on that myself since my new...

I did some research on that myself since my new bike frame is alluminum and the forks are steel. Why?

While alluminum is light and strong, it is also brittle compared to steel and carbon fiber and...
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