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10-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,272
Views: 228,674
Posted By Litespud

Iíll ride in the cold (as cold as it gets in NC)...

Iíll ride in the cold (as cold as it gets in NC) and Iíll ride in the rain, but cold and wet = sofa time. 👍
10-23-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,272
Views: 228,674
Posted By Litespud

Century starting & finishing in Hillsborough NC...

Century starting & finishing in Hillsborough NC and looping up to the north. 4300 vertical ft, av. speed 20.1 mph. My fastest century by a wide margin - went with a fast group and held on by my...
10-12-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,449
Posted By Litespud

ABS for sure, although cancellable - racers are...

ABS for sure, although cancellable - racers are less likely to want a relatively conservative braking system taking over for them when theyíre operating on the edge. However, for the rest of us, ABS....
10-11-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Litespud

RE600's are for 9- or 10-sp "round-top" shifters....

RE600's are for 9- or 10-sp "round-top" shifters. I think what you need are EC-RE500s (https://branfordbike.com/accessories/campagnolo-brake-hoods-ec-re500)
10-08-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By Litespud

Indeed - post-apocalypse, the world will comprise...

Indeed - post-apocalypse, the world will comprise cockroaches, Twinkies, Toyota Camrys and Shimano skewers. :)
10-07-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By Litespud

QRs are pretty mature and reliable technology....

QRs are pretty mature and reliable technology. I’ve only ever heard of one QR skewer failing, and that was titanium, IIRC - definitely not the place to save a few grams. A decent-quality steel QR...
10-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,709
Posted By Litespud

So presumably you have to maintain the current to...

So presumably you have to maintain the current to maintain the FD in a given position, and it reverts to the default position once the current is removed. So keeping the FD in one specific...
10-05-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 253
Posted By Litespud

This is a valid point - I guess it depends on how...

This is a valid point - I guess it depends on how much front shifting he's doing in his relatively flat terrain as to whether the ease in shifting outweighs the slight extra low-end range
10-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 253
Posted By Litespud

There's no inherent advantage one way or another...

There's no inherent advantage one way or another - any more than one shoe size is inherently better than another. That being said, I would probably go with the 39, simply because it gives you a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Litespud

yes, the wahoo uses a standard Shimano spline...

yes, the wahoo uses a standard Shimano spline pattern, so any Shimano cassette up to 11sp, bought from any source, will fit. However, since your bikeís drivetrain is 9sp, you have to use a 9sp...
10-01-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Litespud

In my experience, it doesn't make a whole lot of...

In my experience, it doesn't make a whole lot of difference, despite what Campagnolo would insist. I've run standard 39/53 combinations, and swapped the 53 for 50t and 51t TA big rings (all 10sp)....
10-01-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,985
Posted By Litespud

Cycliq cameras are purpose-built bike cameras -...

Cycliq cameras are purpose-built bike cameras - decent battery life (4-5h), automatic video looping, built-in lights, the ability to "lock" footage out of the loop, do you can preserve footage of an...
09-26-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,472
Posted By Litespud

unless youíre Eddie Izzard - 32 treadmill...

unless youíre Eddie Izzard - 32 treadmill marathons, 31 comedy gigs in 31 days. Raised STG275,000 for charity 👍
09-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,836
Posted By Litespud

my bikes share the garage with a Ď72 TR6 (the...

my bikes share the garage with a Ď72 TR6 (the poor manís midlife crisis😀). Bought it ~10 years ago for a tinkering opportunity, ended up doing a frame-off restoration. At some point, I stopped...
09-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,415
Posted By Litespud

I replaced a Gunnar steel fork with an NOS...

I replaced a Gunnar steel fork with an NOS Reynolds Ouzo Pro full carbon. The Ouzo is a high-quality fork that was at the cutting edge of lightness in its day, the Gunnar is made by Waterford, and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,532,977
Posted By Litespud

New Cycliq Get 3 Fly 6 rear LED/camera. The last...

New Cycliq Get 3 Fly 6 rear LED/camera. The last one lasted ~3 years until a small semiconductor burned out and the whole thing had a seizure. Not great for a >$200 piece of kit, but then it went on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By Litespud

this is utter tripe. The first thing one learns...

this is utter tripe. The first thing one learns on a road bike is that the front brake does ~75% of the braking. Hard braking with the rear pretty much guarantees a rear wheel skid with subsequent...
09-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,257
Posted By Litespud

I've heard of people putting a couple of rubber...

I've heard of people putting a couple of rubber bands around their phone - makes it less slippery and less likely to fly out of your pocket. Alternatively, a safety pin holding the top of your "phone...
09-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By Litespud

I used Vittoria latex tubes for a few years -...

I used Vittoria latex tubes for a few years - when used with a supple high thread count tire like an Open Corsa, they're superb. I top up my tires before every recreational ride, so the increased air...
09-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Litespud

if it fits, shouldnít be a problem. I use an old...

if it fits, shouldnít be a problem. I use an old Rolf lock ring on my Campag cassette/freehub. The Rolf is lighter and better finished than the Campag ring (Campag finishing isnít what it was)
09-12-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,068
Posted By Litespud

and you dont think he photographed the situation...

and you dont think he photographed the situation with the caliper release open to demonstrate that, even with the release open, he didnít have sufficient clearance?
09-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,094
Posted By Litespud

only in Boston

only in Boston
09-09-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Litespud

you need to define ďstrongĒ. CF is stiff and...

you need to define ďstrongĒ. CF is stiff and light, AFAIK has great fatigue resistance, but has poor impact resistance, wonít hold a thread like metal, and will shatter if bent. Scratches etc arenít...
09-09-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,094
Posted By Litespud

camera might capture your image, but where would...

camera might capture your image, but where would they send the ticket to?
09-07-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By Litespud

doing it all the time sounds like torture, but...

doing it all the time sounds like torture, but itís a valid way of (1) temporarily relieving saddle pressure, and (2) generating more torque for sprinting or climbing. If itís not something you do...
09-05-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By Litespud

Iím voting chain. Sounds like your drivetrain is...

Iím voting chain. Sounds like your drivetrain is at the limit already, and big ring teeth are occasionally catching the unchamfered edges of the chain plates and lifting the chain up off the ring....
09-05-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Litespud

itís not the speed of the signal, itís the extra...

itís not the speed of the signal, itís the extra grunt that the big battery can provide to the derailleurs.
09-04-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,782
Posted By Litespud

I have about a half-dozen of these...

I have about a half-dozen of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Litespud

the new DA 12sp freehub wonít accept 11sp...

the new DA 12sp freehub wonít accept 11sp cassettes, however, 12sp cassettes can be fitted to 11sp freehubs. The goal, I imagine, Iíd to encourage the adoption of 12sp by not making a whole...
08-27-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By Litespud

god, if youíre not enjoying it, donít do it. For...

god, if youíre not enjoying it, donít do it. For me, solo rides are ďme timeĒ - I ponder whatever comes to mind, I talk to myself, I chill, but most of all, I enjoy simply being on the bike. Group...
08-26-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Litespud

I buy the cheapest bottles I can find - usually...

I buy the cheapest bottles I can find - usually something with a bike shop logo on them. Put them through the dishwasher maybe once a year, whether they need it or not😀
08-16-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Litespud

Practice. Don't do anything that makes your...

Practice. Don't do anything that makes your brakes less efficient, just be glad you can brake hard and learn how to use that braking power appropriately. Your front brake does the lion's share of the...
08-13-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,357
Posted By Litespud

when I was a kid in Ireland, we would either give...

when I was a kid in Ireland, we would either give someone a ďback carrierĒ (sitting on rear rack) or a ďcrossbarĒ (sidesaddle on the top tube)
08-06-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By Litespud

yes! Get the saddle height/setback/angle wrt the...

yes! Get the saddle height/setback/angle wrt the BB first. Your legs are doing the work, so optimize their position first. After that, address the height and reach to the bars by adjusting stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,172
Posted By Litespud

thereís no actual evidence that the virus is...

thereís no actual evidence that the virus is spread in such a manner. There was one theoretical paper that suggested that it might be, but it was all based on computer simulations. However, it had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,172
Posted By Litespud

Iím vaccinated, so I have no concerns. If any of...

Iím vaccinated, so I have no concerns. If any of my ride buddies choose not to get the jab, thereís the possibility that I, an asymptomatic carrier, could give it to them, but thatís on them
08-03-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Litespud

There's no earthly reason for that knurled nut to...

There's no earthly reason for that knurled nut to be there. All I can think of is trailangel's suggestion that it's acting as a spacer to prevent the screw from protruding too far toward the...
07-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,956
Posted By Litespud

I alway time my entry into a roundabout so I can...

I alway time my entry into a roundabout so I can take the whole lane - not risking being alongside a car that suddenly decides to exit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Litespud

I usually rotate three chains with each cassette,...

I usually rotate three chains with each cassette, rewaxing each chain when it rotates off every 300-400 miles. I aim for ~12,000 miles per cassette/chain set. I change chainrings only if they're...
07-21-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,691
Posted By Litespud

I honestly have no idea where I heard the ďrule...

I honestly have no idea where I heard the ďrule of thumbĒ I cited, itís something Iíve adhered to over the years (this is assuming I actually heard it from somewhere and didnít hallucinate 😟)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,796
Posted By Litespud

The rider 6 places back isnít going to see my...

The rider 6 places back isnít going to see my hand signal - he will, however, hear my voice 👍
07-20-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Litespud

grease the crank puller threads and ensure that...

grease the crank puller threads and ensure that itís screwed all the way in - the more threads you engage, the less likely you strip any when you really lean on it. When Iím doing crank/BB stuff...
07-20-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By Litespud

I bought a 8-10 oz can of Slime rubber cement,...

I bought a 8-10 oz can of Slime rubber cement, with a brush built into the screw top lid. ~$6 on Amazon. Been using it for ~3 years and no sign of drying out. I get maybe 1 flat/year, so I patch it...
07-02-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By Litespud

I don't think so - I would expect some noise or...

I don't think so - I would expect some noise or clatter as the new chain engaged with what I think is a worn chainring (that alone would be enough to make me replace the chainring). I suppose the...
07-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By Litespud

if anything, it looks like your big ring is in...

if anything, it looks like your big ring is in trouble. I can see some "shark fin" asymmetry in the teeth. Your small ring looks OK
07-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,013
Posted By Litespud

they think a cyclist killed their dog with a...

they think a cyclist killed their dog with a kick? They canít be SIDIous......😬
06-30-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Litespud

Back when I lived in Dublin, I used to donate at...

Back when I lived in Dublin, I used to donate at Pelican House, the National Blood Transfusion Board headquarters (we had a national blood transfusion service, not affiliated with the Red Cross). At...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,589
Posted By Litespud

depends also if the group ride is under the...

depends also if the group ride is under the auspices of a club with club officers - these individuals could also be held personally liable in the event of a suit. If the local race is, for example,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,033
Posted By Litespud

the steel hairspring in my watch coils and...

the steel hairspring in my watch coils and uncoils 8 times/sec, day in day out. Thatís ~250 million times/year, and will do this for decades. This is in a mechanism where the most infinitesimal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,479
Posted By Litespud

I see this on group rides - the first guy sees a...

I see this on group rides - the first guy sees a clear road and pulls out, but by guy #10, a car has appeared and the driver doesnít know whether the riders are going to keep pulling out in front of...
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