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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 784
Posted By smashndash

I like to keep myself sharp by doing cornering...

I like to keep myself sharp by doing cornering drills in a parking lot or low traffic road. The key is consistency, not speed. What you need is the ability to believe that you can execute *exactly*...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,146
Posted By smashndash

Well, it wouldn't "negate" the differences. The...

Well, it wouldn't "negate" the differences. The BRR test favors larger tires because larger tires are firmer at the same pressure. So in this matchup, the old GP5000 has an unfair advantage because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By smashndash

I'd go as far as to say there are many rims that...

I'd go as far as to say there are many rims that are marked "tubeless ready" that are not safe for tubeless. See the following:

1) you need a bead shelf as mentioned
2) you need a bead lock or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By smashndash

fair point. I forgot that physics forums are a...

fair point. I forgot that physics forums are a thing. I guess I'll look there. Thanks for the tip!
10-07-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By smashndash

I'll also add that many people are using...

I'll also add that many people are using unnecessarily sticky lubes for their bikes. I initially used basic Finish Line Dry Teflon tube and that gunked up like crazy. Probably also because I never...
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By smashndash

You need to be somewhat careful with this...

You need to be somewhat careful with this technique. It lets you go way faster, way more confidently. But if your vision isn't great, you might miss debris/sand in the road while looking too far...
10-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By smashndash

If you're going 40mph through a turn and there's...

If you're going 40mph through a turn and there's even a remote chance that you might clip the pedals... don't pedal. No amount of power you could (safely) put down through that turn for 1 second is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By smashndash

I think tge BBInfinite will be a lot better....

I think tge BBInfinite will be a lot better. Please post back after a couple thousand miles and let us know if the bearings still spin
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,146
Posted By smashndash

New GP5000 S TR coming soon

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/spotted-continental-has-a-new-tubeless-gp5000-and-its-everywhere-at-roubaix/

Hold off on buying new tires, especially if you use hookless rims. If Ineos is willing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By smashndash

wait. they make a 32mm tanwall pro one now? And...

wait. they make a 32mm tanwall pro one now? And with a tanwall???

I need to up my mileage.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By smashndash

Hm. How many of those were carbon road bikes?...

Hm. How many of those were carbon road bikes? Just curious.

The things that make pressfit BBs not last long can happen with threaded BBs too. I'm just saying we need to be wary of bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By smashndash

I think the whole "easy to work on" angle of...

I think the whole "easy to work on" angle of threaded BBs is a false flag. It normalizes the idea that the BB is supposed to wear out every 2000 miles or so and you're supposed to get a new one and...
09-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By smashndash

I think the confusion stems from the fact that...

I think the confusion stems from the fact that "carbon fiber" doesn't refer to carbon fiber. It refers to CFRP, which is, materially, VERY different from carbon fiber. As Zinn mentions, there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By smashndash

It seems that you have a pretty nuanced grasp of...

It seems that you have a pretty nuanced grasp of the situation. Pressfit vs threaded is not what determines the quality of a bottom bracket. Just like how frame material doesn't determine the quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By smashndash

Avoid BB90. The rest are probably ok. Just get a...

Avoid BB90. The rest are probably ok. Just get a thread-together or one-piece BB and avoid the $20 plastic junk.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By smashndash

"Haha poors. Keep crying that corporations won't...

"Haha poors. Keep crying that corporations won't make cheap products that you can afford! Why would they market products for you when they can market products for rich people like me?!"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,696
Posted By smashndash

Depends on the pace. If you're hammering, expect...

Depends on the pace. If you're hammering, expect your legs to go entirely empty at some point. At about 85-90 miles into my first century (we averaged like 18-19mph with 4000+ ft of climbing), my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By smashndash

I'd send it. The official tire clearance usually...

I'd send it. The official tire clearance usually allows for 4mm in all directions. Frequently more (you should be able to check yourself). For me, the bottleneck is only the height of the fork crown...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By smashndash

It depends a lot on how steep the climbs are, how...

It depends a lot on how steep the climbs are, how technical the descents are, and how much traffic you hit. Ie - how much you brake.

Flatter rides I average somewhere around 18 but I've averaged...
06-10-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,037
Posted By smashndash

For what it is worth, I am not saying that wheel...

For what it is worth, I am not saying that wheel balancing is the problem. Your bicycle mechanics are right that many wheels (especially deep carbon wheels with big valves) are highly out of balance...
06-10-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By smashndash

I'd say another video is in order. Show us the...

I'd say another video is in order. Show us the springiness of the rear derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. I can't pull that thing off if I...

Interesting. I can't pull that thing off if I WANT (slight exaggeration). I have 4 bottles with the new V3 cap. How seriously should I take this?

I am also not a child.
06-07-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,037
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What...

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What you're describing sounds like a wheel that is out of balance. Cars need to get their wheels balanced due to high rpms but almost all cyclists ignore...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,812
Posted By smashndash

That's for thermals as far as I know. Does almost...

That's for thermals as far as I know. Does almost nothing to actually make it easier to stop in a normal situation.

But actually I did some research. Looks like motorcycles have around 3x more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,474
Posted By smashndash

Ehhh. You can get very light hubs from Chinese...

Ehhh. You can get very light hubs from Chinese brands like Bitex or Arc or Novatec. The quality is gonna be questionable but if you're willing to put in your own bearings eventually and don't ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,955
Posted By smashndash

Leg imbalances exist. They also aren't constant....

Leg imbalances exist. They also aren't constant. Depending on your current power output and fatigue level, your imbalance might change. This can make maintaining a certain power level by feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,206
Posted By smashndash

There have only been 4 incarnations of the Allez...

There have only been 4 incarnations of the Allez Sprint. 3 of them (OG 1x, the 2x and the track version) have the same tire clearance and are based off the same frame/fork. The only exception is the...
05-10-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,736
Posted By smashndash

Things that make me and my bike faster than...

Things that make me and my bike faster than yours:

Aero helmet
aero kit (jersey + bibs)
cleat pedals (I hate the word clipless)
"Tour de france" riding position
narrow handlebars
Waxed chain...
05-09-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By smashndash

If you're in 8-9-10 80% of the time, maybe you...

If you're in 8-9-10 80% of the time, maybe you need something bigger than a 48T top end. Or maybe you just need to shift to the big ring more often? Or are you saying that you're in your big ring and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By smashndash

USAC allows one day licenses too, I believe. ...

USAC allows one day licenses too, I believe.

OP, have you done any fast group rides? Find one that has some racers in it. They'll be able to tell you what the local scene is like better than any...
05-06-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By smashndash

Just wanna point out that with Eagle, I believe...

Just wanna point out that with Eagle, I believe you have to use a 1x setup officially. I think I've seen a 2x eagle floating around somewhere. Maybe it's possible with some modifications. But I...
05-06-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,639
Posted By smashndash

Well... you've certainly come to the right place....

Well... you've certainly come to the right place.

I'd say don't knock it until you've tried it. Riding in a big group with a bunch of strong guys (and gals) all riding very expensive bikes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By smashndash

Above two are right of course. Nothing more to be...

Above two are right of course. Nothing more to be said about this topic specifically.

But I'd like to say that this is a FANTASTIC example of how good design improves lives with almost no...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,657
Posted By smashndash

So riding a fixie doesn't give you a better pedal...

So riding a fixie doesn't give you a better pedal stroke. Riding a fixie with the intent to specifically work on your pedal stroke gives you a better pedal stroke. Sure, I can get with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,657
Posted By smashndash

I will also say that this effect is much more...

I will also say that this effect is much more apparent on fixed gear bikes. I started riding on a fixie with 3000+g 50mm deep alloy wheels. When I switched to a road bike, my legs would literally...
04-28-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By smashndash

PF86 and BB86 are the same thing

PF86 and BB86 are the same thing
04-23-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By smashndash

A couple of things. First is that people tend to...

A couple of things. First is that people tend to see all fear as irrational. That if they're afraid of something, it's because their monkey brain is all messed up and they just need to go for it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By smashndash

I can't imagine choosing a groupset purely based...

I can't imagine choosing a groupset purely based on which one I can get first. There is probably going to be some difference in quality or features between DA and Red.

If I were you, I'd get any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By smashndash

I had a rear wheel once with a half radial, half...

I had a rear wheel once with a half radial, half 2x lacing. It was so torsionally flexy that, under load, the spokes would bow outwards into the rear mech. I weighed 135lbs at the time. No idea how...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,896
Posted By smashndash

I'd also like to add that HR profiles will vary...

I'd also like to add that HR profiles will vary between people even for a given exertion level. If you have a strong weightlifting background but not a lot of endurance, you could feasibly see much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By smashndash

Exactly. If Zipp didn't make wheels like this,...

Exactly. If Zipp didn't make wheels like this, they'd lose their brand appeal. Regardless of whether it makes sense for one to buy it (ie - is this wheelset measurably faster than cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,290
Posted By smashndash

I guess I'll be the devil's advocate here. ...

I guess I'll be the devil's advocate here.

I've owned a walmart bike. It was great for what I did with it - ride it around my apartment complex.

My friend owned a GMC amazon bike - basically a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,057
Posted By smashndash

Email Light Bicycle. They can probably special...

Email Light Bicycle. They can probably special order a Bitex or Novatec hub with more spokes if that is what you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,724
Posted By smashndash

Well, yeah. But I highly doubt you'll find a bike...

Well, yeah. But I highly doubt you'll find a bike manufacturer that only charges a couple hundred bucks for the upgrade to carbon wheels, no matter how crappy they are. Even low end chinese rims...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,724
Posted By smashndash

I'll respond to the original prompt. I think...

I'll respond to the original prompt. I think roadies have a weird obsession with not storing things on the bike. Bikes ship with 2 bottle cage mounts and 0 storage for your CO2, food, tube(s),...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,822
Posted By smashndash

I think the complications that arise from a high...

I think the complications that arise from a high knee depend on how much pelvic rotation you have. If you rotate really far forward, you will run into hip impingement issues. That's usually solved by...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,822
Posted By smashndash

Sorry for the bad math. You're right. I guess...

Sorry for the bad math. You're right. I guess even 170 is under the "rule". Especially considering that I'm slightly underestimating my inseam.

I'm 5' 7" ie 1700mm. My inseam would then be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By smashndash

https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/pedal...

https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/components/pedals/raleigh-rsp-road-pedals-review/

If these are your pedals, you have the wrong cleats. The only pedals that work with shimano road cleats are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,181
Posted By smashndash

I'm 5' 7" and people have an aneurysm when I tell...

I'm 5' 7" and people have an aneurysm when I tell them I ride 165mm cranks. I watched a bike fitter have a meltdown over it. I have a friend who's 5' 5" with legs so short that he couldn't ride a...
02-25-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By smashndash

I highly recommend looking at wheels mfg or...

I highly recommend looking at wheels mfg or Hambini for a 24mm BB386Evo solution, rather than sticking adapters in a 30mm bearing.
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