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10-14-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By General Geoff

Congrats! As long as you don't mind a bit of...

Congrats! As long as you don't mind a bit of extra effort to get it rolling and keep rolling (especially uphill), there's no real downside. The fat tires give you massive grip, great comfort, and...
10-13-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By General Geoff

Anything that's been built, can be repaired. Just...

Anything that's been built, can be repaired. Just a question of whether it's economically viable to do so
10-13-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By General Geoff

Solid wheels are more conducive to tubeless...

Solid wheels are more conducive to tubeless pneumatic tires because they can be manufactured to very precise tolerances, ensuring consistent airtight bead fitment and negating the need for messy...
10-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By General Geoff

The pneumatic tire is the greatest technological...

The pneumatic tire is the greatest technological advancement in cycling history. It utilizes fluid dynamics as an incredibly efficient and adjustable suspension system that is literally as light as...
10-11-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By General Geoff

I wanted to point out that my favorite part of...

I wanted to point out that my favorite part of the JoeBlow Sport III pump, the TwinHead DX chuck, is available on its own as an upgrade for any floor pump. Seriously this chuck is awesome.

...
10-10-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By General Geoff

Is cycling on Yom Kippur frowned-upon for the...

Is cycling on Yom Kippur frowned-upon for the faithful?
10-10-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,125
Posted By General Geoff

As an owner of a titanium bike, I quite like...

As an owner of a titanium bike, I quite like well-built aluminum and steel bikes too (and have owned all three; still have an aluminum one). I just like metal frames in general.
10-08-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,125
Posted By General Geoff

In what way is titanium obsolete as a frame...

In what way is titanium obsolete as a frame material?
10-08-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,125
Posted By General Geoff

All purely mechanical watches (including Rolex)...

All purely mechanical watches (including Rolex) are functionally obsolete; A $10 Casio quartz watch is more accurate than most of them, and only requires a $2 battery replacement once a decade.
10-07-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By General Geoff

He also rides uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a...

He also rides uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a 50x17 singlespeed. (https://www.bikeforums.net/21149267-post60.html)

Dude should be riding the Tour de France.
10-06-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By General Geoff

Would you care to elaborate as to why?

Would you care to elaborate as to why?
10-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By General Geoff

I used to run 55-60 PSI in my MTB tires when I...

I used to run 55-60 PSI in my MTB tires when I weighed 270 lbs. Now that I hover around 200, I run them around 40.
10-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By General Geoff

The length of the hose doesn't matter as long as...

The length of the hose doesn't matter as long as there's a check valve between the hose and the cylinder (which there is in almost all modern pumps).

That check valve is what ended up not working...
10-05-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By General Geoff

I'm not sacrificing anything, I've never had a...

I'm not sacrificing anything, I've never had a bottle cage mounted on the bottom tube.
10-05-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By General Geoff

Let's talk air/floor pumps

I know floor pumps aren't particularly glamorous, but to me they are essential in utility for anyone who cycles a lot.


For the past five or six years, I've been using a cheap $20 Zefal floor...
10-04-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By General Geoff

A normal 26", 650b or 29'er MTB with, 2" or 50mm...

A normal 26", 650b or 29'er MTB with, 2" or 50mm wide tubeless summer tires would still be far more efficient than the 80mm rubber you're running. Less unsprung weight and less rotating mass.
10-02-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By General Geoff

If you liked the Bridgestone XO-3, check out...

If you liked the Bridgestone XO-3, check out Rivendell bicycles.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/framesets/products/clem-smith-jr-h-complete
10-01-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,125
Posted By General Geoff

Yeah, wider/thicker tires will do more for a...

Yeah, wider/thicker tires will do more for a supple ride than any frame material alone. I don't think I'll ever buy another bike that can't run at least 35mm wide tires.
09-30-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,125
Posted By General Geoff

Welcome to the titanium club! Honestly the...

Welcome to the titanium club!

Honestly the design and quality of construction are more important than material in terms of frame properties. Because titanium is much more expensive as a raw...
09-27-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By General Geoff

Fat bikes are great for loose and soft terrain....

Fat bikes are great for loose and soft terrain. Sand, snow, mud, that sort of thing. But they are far less efficient than normal MTBs on harder packed surfaces.
09-18-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By General Geoff

Carbon fiber is very light, strong and stiff, but...

Carbon fiber is very light, strong and stiff, but it is brittle and more susceptible to chemical breakdown from sunlight over decades.

High end bicycles are mostly designed to be as light as...
09-17-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By General Geoff

Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy,...

Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy, and comparatively slow.

https://www.vierbike.com/bikes/sprint
09-16-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By General Geoff

I use the Earth itself (I ride at night!)

I use the Earth itself (I ride at night!)
09-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By General Geoff

I don't like scooters, not because of their...

I don't like scooters, not because of their motorized propulsion, but because they're very unstable and dangerous at speeds above a walking pace, due to their extremely small wheels and very short...
09-13-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By General Geoff

Sure it'll work, as long as you don't mind using...

Sure it'll work, as long as you don't mind using ratchet straps.


It's kinda like using a hydraulic press to crush empty soda cans though
09-11-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,778
Posted By General Geoff

Anything can be a sport if you're competitive...

Anything can be a sport if you're competitive about it.
09-11-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By General Geoff

No standards are obsolete if you are friends with...

No standards are obsolete if you are friends with a machinist.
09-10-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,415
Posted By General Geoff

Thanks for your update and feedback! :)

Thanks for your update and feedback! :)
09-07-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,185
Posted By General Geoff

The Rohloff Speedhub and Pinion line of gearboxes...

The Rohloff Speedhub and Pinion line of gearboxes are both fantastic and have bright futures IMO. If you want to get more people to put more miles on bikes, longevity and cleanliness of drivetrain is...
09-06-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By General Geoff

If you get 15mm TA up front, you can use MTB...

If you get 15mm TA up front, you can use MTB 29'er wheels, or use a simple 15mm-to-12mm insert to convert to 12mm. Easy to make a 15mm TA fork into a 12mm; not so easy to go the other way.
09-05-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,415
Posted By General Geoff

Archwhorides, shoot me a PM when you're ready to...

Archwhorides, shoot me a PM when you're ready to sell. I could make a road trip up to Boston and pick it up in person. :)
09-03-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By General Geoff

Is this a self-support tour? If so, 75 miles per...

Is this a self-support tour? If so, 75 miles per day average should be a good guideline. 9100 miles starting from Portland, Maine, going south to Miami FL, then west to San Diego California, then...
09-02-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,415
Posted By General Geoff

If you could, it would tack $1500 onto the price.

If you could, it would tack $1500 onto the price.
08-31-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By General Geoff

If you're not opposed to external power, and...

If you're not opposed to external power, and don't mind spending some coin, I humbly suggest a second-hand motorcycle to supplement your bike.

Adding an electric motor and battery to your super...
08-31-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By General Geoff

My local Cannondale dealer stopped selling them...

My local Cannondale dealer stopped selling them last year because their warranty support went down the drain. Lack of special parts availability and continuously increasing lead times for frame and...
08-31-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By General Geoff

That bike is already very light at 17 lbs, and...

That bike is already very light at 17 lbs, and it's already an aero frame with a good quality groupset. Any gains you obtain from upgrading components will be marginal at best, and still be very...
08-31-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,089
Posted By General Geoff

It's true, I used my drop bars more and more as I...

It's true, I used my drop bars more and more as I lost most of my belly fat. These days I use the drops whenever I'm on the flat or going downhill, on smooth pavement.
08-30-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By General Geoff

Technically the chain doesn't care about power...

Technically the chain doesn't care about power either; its strength is challenged by peak torque.

As a 250+ lb rider, just don't try standing and mashing while pulling on the handlebars, in your...
08-29-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,415
Posted By General Geoff

Still considering a Pinion equipped bike as my...

Still considering a Pinion equipped bike as my next two wheeled purchase. The Priority 600 is a steal at $2300, and while I would love to purchase a made-in-USA bike, to get the same feature set as...
08-16-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,062
Posted By General Geoff

I'm as pro-gun as you can get (I'd love to see...

I'm as pro-gun as you can get (I'd love to see machine guns deregulated), and I'll be the first one to say that rights cannot exist without responsibility. So much personal responsibility has...
08-15-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,062
Posted By General Geoff

People with short tempers shouldn't carry guns. ...

People with short tempers shouldn't carry guns.

A firearm isn't a tool to resolve a disagreement, it's a tool to defend your life with. Your pride is not worth more than someone else's life, so...
08-07-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By General Geoff

Behold: The Crane Riten. ...

Behold: The Crane Riten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvm--xCAijA
08-04-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,660
Posted By General Geoff

Wider tires and lower tire pressures will make...

Wider tires and lower tire pressures will make the ride much smoother and more comfortable, though not necessarily faster.
07-25-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By General Geoff

Aluminum corrodes instantly upon contact with...

Aluminum corrodes instantly upon contact with air. It forms a thin layer of aluminum oxide which protects the metal underneath from further corrosion. Clearcoat will have little effect on this...
07-23-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,008
Posted By General Geoff

Look at the brake rotors of just about any car or...

Look at the brake rotors of just about any car or motorcycle on the street. Notice how the fronts are almost always significantly larger. That is because they provide the vast majority of braking...
07-21-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By General Geoff

What year and what groupset/components are on it?

What year and what groupset/components are on it?
06-20-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,968
Posted By General Geoff

Oxygen is a chemical.

Oxygen is a chemical.
06-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,600
Posted By General Geoff

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/792x445/20160307183657_1360a252_me_a462b75193d004bd9e2e7affa85e528ba1286996.jpg
06-07-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,412
Posted By General Geoff

There are far more frivolous things to spend...

There are far more frivolous things to spend $10,000 on than a bicycle. Some people pay five figures for a diamond ring, or a Rolex watch, or a home theater.

If you spend lots of time on the...
06-04-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,032
Posted By General Geoff

It ain't the acetone that's the problem, acetone...

It ain't the acetone that's the problem, acetone is one of the safest solvents around. It is produced in small quantities by the human body and is used in various metabolic functions, and has been...
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