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Posted By adamrice

I've got a couple of Lezyne strip lights that I...

I've got a couple of Lezyne strip lights that I run in flash mode (they've got 8 or so different modes, which strikes me as overkill) for daytime riding, and a Cygolite Hypershot 350 that I run in...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By adamrice

It might be instructive to look at what people...

It might be instructive to look at what people ride the Tour Divide on (http://bikepacking.com/bikes/tour-divide-rigs-2021/), just as a go-by. TL;DR: just about everything. But rigid gravel bikes are...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By adamrice

Applying paint is easy. Getting it to stick,...

Applying paint is easy. Getting it to stick, especially on a high-use part like a rack, is hard. If I were going to paint that (btw, I wouldn't), I'd wet-sand it with fine-grit sandpaper, prime it,...
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Views: 5,449
Posted By adamrice

It's been a while since I checked in on this...

It's been a while since I checked in on this thread. I did wind up getting the Shockstop seatpost and stem. The stem's effects are subtle, IMO. The seatpost makes a bigger difference, and I've got it...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,169
Posted By adamrice

I'm going to chime in with the advice that you...

I'm going to chime in with the advice that you get the bike now, ride it as much as you can before the tour, and ship it ahead.

You want to make all your mistakes before the tour. By which I mean,...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By adamrice

The closest thing I can think of to that is the...

The closest thing I can think of to that is the Tailfin (http://tailfin.cc/) rack. Note: expensive.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By adamrice

If you've got a puncture in a tubeless tire that...

If you've got a puncture in a tubeless tire that won't seal with the sealant in the tire, and won't seal with a "bacon strip" insert (or equivalent), then you'll need to put a boot on the inside of...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By adamrice

I would not get a fancy bike to commute on. I...

I would not get a fancy bike to commute on. I would get a fancy bike to be my "weekend bike." My commuter is a bike I don't mind locking up outdoors, riding in the rain, and not cleaning until the...
07-12-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By adamrice

Yeah, no surprise that you wouldn't notice it. If...

Yeah, no surprise that you wouldn't notice it. If you're expecting them to deliver it tubeless, you'd need to be suspicious to look for something amiss. Not like they had Schraeder valves mounted.
...
07-12-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By adamrice

Obviously too late to help you in this case, but...

Obviously too late to help you in this case, but with a tubeless setup, the valve will be secured to the rim by a fairly beefy nut. These are heavier than the ones that are packaged with innertubes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By adamrice

Looks like I'm at 62.

Looks like I'm at 62.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By adamrice

I've got the kLite headlight. Although the one...

I've got the kLite headlight. Although the one I've got is marketed as a road headlight, it doesn't have a shaped beam, it just doesn't have a wide spread. It's probably equivalent to an 800-lumen...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By adamrice

Cane Creek makes several suspension seatposts...

Cane Creek makes several suspension seatposts that are fancier (and very expensive), but a similar idea.
07-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By adamrice

I use my everyday phone (an iPhone 11) with...

I use my everyday phone (an iPhone 11) with either the Cyclemeter or Ride with GPS app to track my ride (I use RwGPS particularly if I'm following an existing route). I do have it paired with a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By adamrice

Generally, the one upgrade you can make to a bike...

Generally, the one upgrade you can make to a bike that gives you the most bang for your buck is high-quality tires. It's also an easy upgrade to make in isolation from everything else. But if you're...
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Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

The TABR's route is different from the current...

The TABR's route is different from the current ACA route, and the differences are mostly in Kansas and Kentucky. There are some smaller differences in other places as well, like slightly different...
07-06-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,017
Posted By adamrice

The Apple Watch with cellular uses the same...

The Apple Watch with cellular uses the same number as your iPhone (and only works if you have an iPhone, and adds another $5 charge to your phone bill). It's a fair bet that this only works because...
07-05-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,017
Posted By adamrice

Waterproofing is a pretty common feature on...

Waterproofing is a pretty common feature on phones these days. I use my phone as my bike computer in all conditions, without a waterproofing case.
07-04-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By adamrice

You sure about that? The calculations to derive...

You sure about that? The calculations to derive other stats are trivial. Bike computers that run off rotation counters could function for months or years on coin batteries, even if they showed more...
07-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,017
Posted By adamrice

I am genuinely curious what problem would be...

I am genuinely curious what problem would be solved by having a bike computer that functions as a phone. I saw on bicycles.stackexchange.com someone asking if any bike computers have music players,...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

So all this talk about pedals brings up something...

So all this talk about pedals brings up something that's been on my mind.

I'd prefer to use SPDs—or something like SPDs—because the cleats and pedals are robust, replacement cleats are easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By adamrice

- Castelli Nano Flex shorts. These have some...

- Castelli Nano Flex shorts. These have some natural water resistance. They're also designed to offer some insulation, but I've been fine riding in them in warm weather. They're also just really...
07-02-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By adamrice

I've followed the same routine as Barry2. I think...

I've followed the same routine as Barry2. I think some of this comes down to luck: the fit between a specific tire and rim, and manufacturing variations between tires. At this point, I've fit a total...
07-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By adamrice

Have you checked out DC Rainmaker...

Have you checked out DC Rainmaker (http://dcrainmaker.com/)? He's got very extensive reviews of each that should help you figure out what you want.
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

I think 50% scratching is normal. The first...

I think 50% scratching is normal.

The first clipless pedal system I used was Aerolites (which you can still buy! (http://www.aerolitepedals.com/index.php)). I stuck with those for about 15 years,...
06-30-21, 11:47 AM
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Views: 794
Posted By adamrice

The step from 52 to 34 is out of spec for your...

The step from 52 to 34 is out of spec for your front derailleur. It might work, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's rough. You could also replace the 52 with a 50, which would keep that step in spec....
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Posted By adamrice

In my experience (which is not that extensive at...

In my experience (which is not that extensive at long distances), longer distances ridden slowly are hard in different ways than shorter distances ridden (relatively) quickly, but not necessarily...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By adamrice

There's nothing inherent in the dynamo being in...

There's nothing inherent in the dynamo being in front that makes it more efficient. It's just that the makers of high-efficiency dynamo hubs have decided to made them as front hubs.

There's also a...
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Posted By adamrice

I was mindful about avoiding "unforced errors"...

I was mindful about avoiding "unforced errors" like catching my foot on my bag. It is possible that if I had stayed in the race longer and gotten more exhausted, I would have done the same.
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Views: 3,453
Posted By adamrice

To conserve battery power. The trackers send a...

To conserve battery power. The trackers send a ping every 5 minutes. There's no need to update your position when you're not moving. The latest model of Spot tracker automatically pauses pings when...
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Posted By adamrice

If you look at the bike setups of Kraig Pauli and...

If you look at the bike setups of Kraig Pauli and Evan Deutsch, who finished 1-2 this year, you'll see their bags are shockingly minimal. ED had a full-frame bag, but he also stored a water bladder...
06-27-21, 03:30 PM
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Views: 435
Posted By adamrice

If Scenario 1 is true, I'd expect you to notice...

If Scenario 1 is true, I'd expect you to notice longer lever travel before your brakes start to bite. It would be a weird coincidence for this to happen to both at once, and I don't think inverting...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

Damn, that sounds miserable and frustrating. I...

Damn, that sounds miserable and frustrating. I was having a lot of trouble clipping out with my right foot, which might have exacerbated my trouble on that side, but I don't have any damage so...
06-24-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 420
Posted By adamrice

Unless you are scrounging used parts, what you're...

Unless you are scrounging used parts, what you're trying to do will quite possibly be more expensive than just buying a new bike.

You should. Your front brake does more of the work to slow you...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,810
Posted By adamrice

I rode the Southern Tier eleven years ago using...

I rode the Southern Tier eleven years ago using the ACA's printed maps (which are great), but when I'm exploring new territory these days, I use electronic maps. I'd never discourage using printed...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,810
Posted By adamrice

I use the Ride with GPS app on my iPhone. If you...

I use the Ride with GPS app on my iPhone. If you pay for a subscription, RwGPS will give you spoken turn-by-turn navigation. I use it with a bone-conduction headset so I can hear the cues and road...
06-22-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By adamrice

One thing to consider with those bar ends that...

One thing to consider with those bar ends that Chadster linked to: it looks like those are clamped to the center ferrule on road bars, with a diameter of 31.8 mm. But if you're clamping to the...
06-20-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By adamrice

Depends on A) what your priorities are, and B)...

Depends on A) what your priorities are, and B) what you consider "stupidly expensive."
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Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

No way of knowing. This experiment lacked a...

No way of knowing. This experiment lacked a control group. In any case, it didn't occur to me to rest on Day 2.
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Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

Yeah. The problem set in near the end of Day 1...

Yeah. The problem set in near the end of Day 1 when I stopped for dinner—when I got back on the bike, I realized my Achilles' tendons felt really tight. I stayed in the race another three days, but...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

I was in the race myself, but had to drop out in...

I was in the race myself, but had to drop out in Baker City OR due to inflamed Achilles' tendons. Looks like I'm going to need PT for a while to get back to normal. Never had anything like that...
06-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By adamrice

The dropout isn't weird, but that looks like an...

The dropout isn't weird, but that looks like an anti-theft skewer, which is what I guess you are interested in. Specifically, it looks like a Pinhead skewer. You'll need a tool that's keyed to the...
06-16-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By adamrice

Peter White Cycles sells a nob...

Peter White Cycles sells a nob (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/accessories.php), which is basically a commercial version of noglider's homemade mount.

Minoura has a bunch of interesting mounts...
06-02-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By adamrice

This guy has done an exhaustive analysis of power...

This guy has done an exhaustive analysis of power banks (http://web.archive.org/web/20210117085906/https://www.ultralightdandy.com/hiking-power-banks/) (I'm linking to the archive.org version because...
06-01-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By adamrice

You don't need any particular connector on the...

You don't need any particular connector on the battery pack, you just need the right cable, and you can get cables with many permutations of connectors.

In fact, you can't charge your Wahoo from a...
05-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By adamrice

Which is one of the advantages of going tubeless:...

Which is one of the advantages of going tubeless: you don't need to worry about pinch flats.
05-24-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By adamrice

Set up my most recent bike tubeless, after much...

Set up my most recent bike tubeless, after much hemming and hawing. I'd read about all the problems people had encountered with tubeless.

So far so good. I'm running the tires about 15 psi lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,597
Posted By adamrice

Heh. Well, the pedals I used before were Bebops,...

Heh. Well, the pedals I used before were Bebops, which were conceptually a lot like Speedplays, but the cleats fit SPD drillings. They were great. I recently wore out the cleats I bought around 2010....
05-19-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By adamrice

Hah! I just ran across this article...

Hah! I just ran across this article (http://www.crankcycling.com/blog/garmincalories) in a different thread in the Training & Nutrition sub-forum. Apparently Strava is "pretty good" and Garmin is...
05-18-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,514
Posted By adamrice

I recall reading that Wahoo head units will...

I recall reading that Wahoo head units will estimate kCal based on HR even when you have a power meter (perhaps that was fixed in a firmware update). I don't think I'd heard that about Garmins but...
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