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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By HTupolev

"Single speed" refers to how many gear ratios a...

"Single speed" refers to how many gear ratios a bicycle has, while "fixed gear" refers to how the gear is attached to the hub. "Single speed" means that a bicycle has only one gear. "Fixed gear"...
06-15-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By HTupolev

Because most of the terms used by manufacturers...

Because most of the terms used by manufacturers refer specifically to their proprietary implementations, and for a general term, "brifter" has far fewer syllables than "integrated brake/shift lever."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By HTupolev

It's fairly normal. With undamped derailleurs,...

It's fairly normal. With undamped derailleurs, thoroughly preventing it would require very high chain tension, which would compromise shift quality and increase the drivetrain friction on the lower...
06-14-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By HTupolev

Are you sure? On Shimano freehub bodies, the...

Are you sure? On Shimano freehub bodies, the stops that the cassette sits against are on the "raised" portions, with the "valleys" going farther inboard, which should leave room for the rivets.

If...
06-09-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,138
Posted By HTupolev

He didn't. The article isn't actually about...

He didn't.

The article isn't actually about the guy who assaulted the kids.
06-04-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By HTupolev

Unless you both ride similar terrain as the OP...

Unless you both ride similar terrain as the OP and have very similar physical ability, what works for you doesn't have much to do with what will work for them. Even relatively small differences in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,095
Posted By HTupolev

I think people are talking around each other. ...

I think people are talking around each other.

If it's assumed to be suspected that small differences in tire width produce differences in paved performance so large that they're casually-obvious,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,095
Posted By HTupolev

The issue is that Strava's power estimate has no...

The issue is that Strava's power estimate has no idea how to account for rolling and aerodynamic performance of tire changes. If you ride the same route at the same pace on two different tires, it'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By HTupolev

Cannondale is the brand of the bike. R1000 is a...

Cannondale is the brand of the bike. R1000 is a range of road bikes that Cannondale used to make.

"Slice Ultra" is a fork that Cannondale used to make. The seller probably saw the "R1000" on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 884
Posted By HTupolev

Imagine if, instead of unweighting the foot on...

Imagine if, instead of unweighting the foot on the upstroke, you continued to push downward with your leg. This would increase the resistance for the other leg's downstroke, and cause your body to...
05-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By HTupolev

Square-taper cranksets often allow for lower...

Square-taper cranksets often allow for lower q-factors because the 3-piece assembly gives a lot of control over how the arms are positioned: you can readily adjust the spindle length, and you can...
05-24-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,230
Posted By HTupolev

They neither tested for, nor calculated, the...

They neither tested for, nor calculated, the speed difference between the two tires.

The roller test (sort of) implies a ~50% increase to hysteretic rolling resistance. But for a typical fit road...
05-24-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 223,206
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/7cZSUM2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7cZSUM2.jpg
05-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,778
Views: 2,325,411
Posted By HTupolev

I haven't made any major changes since. The new...

I haven't made any major changes since. The new gearing works pretty much as expected; better bottom-end gear, and I don't have to make the big shift to the small ring as often because the middle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,762
Posted By HTupolev

There are some refinements and circumstantial...

There are some refinements and circumstantial advantages, like the front derailleur on R8000 accommodating more clearance.

Even if this weren't the case, though, it's a necessary consequence of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By HTupolev

Installing an inner tube is always fine. ...

Installing an inner tube is always fine.

There are a few tubeless wheels that explicitly warn to only use tubeless-ready tires, whether you're using tubes or not. These are certain carbon models...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,790
Posted By HTupolev

You realize that quote was part of a rallying cry...

You realize that quote was part of a rallying cry for Americans to trust government efforts to mitigate a crisis, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By HTupolev

8/9/10-speed Shimano freehub bodies are all the...

8/9/10-speed Shimano freehub bodies are all the same; 7-speed are narrower and 11-speed are wider.

Unless you somehow dig up an ancient uniglide cassette, any Shimano road cassette can fit on any...
05-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By HTupolev

Wheel balancing makes more sense on cars than on...

Wheel balancing makes more sense on cars than on road bikes for two reasons.

Automotive suspension is able to oscillate at a fairly large amplitude at fairly low frequencies. When a car is...
05-17-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By HTupolev

A bar-end shifter is basically just a lever...

A bar-end shifter is basically just a lever attached to a rotating drum with a stop for a cable. When you pull the lever up, the shifter pulls cable; when you push the lever down, the shifter...
05-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,230
Posted By HTupolev

Totally different riders doing totally different...

Totally different riders doing totally different rides doesn't tell you much of anything about the relative capabilities of two bikes.

"Pretty damn good shape" isn't very descriptive. The fastest...
05-16-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,659
Posted By HTupolev

This is a common argument, but I simply don't see...

This is a common argument, but I simply don't see very many Joe B's in the wild. Of the people who I ride with who have a "gravel bike", nearly all either had a mountain bike and wanted something...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 378,895
Posted By HTupolev

Some road that may or may not have a name...

Some road that may or may not have a name according to someone somewhere, somewhere in the Cascade foothills, WA.

https://i.imgur.com/UVA1YD5.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By HTupolev

Potentially true in this case, although in...

Potentially true in this case, although in general it really depends on the specifics. For instance, pretty much any classic 5-bolt 110/74 (or all-110) triple can be easily converted to 50-34 by...
05-14-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By HTupolev

No. For one, I don't want to be selecting my...

No.

For one, I don't want to be selecting my gearing per-ride. This is partly because it's annoying to do so. More critically though, I often don't know ahead of time what a ride is going to be....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,920
Posted By HTupolev

Most of the road riding I do is sufficiently...

Most of the road riding I do is sufficiently within civilization that, if I need more bottles than a bike can carry, I'll plan to refill at some point. I mostly use saddlebags for repair-kit stuff...
05-11-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,106
Posted By HTupolev

Such a bicycle may literally have been...

Such a bicycle may literally have been manufactured. There was a bicycle in the 1890s called the Lu-Mi-Num, the frame being a one-piece casting, and it's likely that the metal used was pure aluminum....
05-11-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By HTupolev

Even the old ETRTO recommendations are only one...

Even the old ETRTO recommendations are only one size away from allowing it, and they're extremely conservative.


They should seat just fine, actually. The concern with running wide clinchers on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By HTupolev

Eh, I dunno. "All time favorite"? What psyches me...

Eh, I dunno. "All time favorite"? What psyches me up in any given moment is whatever my brain decides will, which can be all over the map depending on the day and the hour. Sometimes it's even songs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By HTupolev

Somewhat erratic but mostly okay. Leg strength is...

Somewhat erratic but mostly okay. Leg strength is definitely down from where it normally is at this point in the year, because my diet of hard intervals only really consists of group rides, which I...
04-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By HTupolev

What sorts of flats have you been getting?...

What sorts of flats have you been getting? Pinhole punctures through the tread, sidewall cuts, or something else?
04-28-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 546
Posted By HTupolev

It's a matter of chain wrap, which is the total...

It's a matter of chain wrap, which is the total amount of chain that the rear derailleur needs to take up between the small-small and big-big gear combos. For example, if you had a 52-36 crankset and...
04-28-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By HTupolev

Make sure your fit is reasonable before buying...

Make sure your fit is reasonable before buying anything. Leg extension to cranks, saddle fore-aft, etc. If you find that you need to lengthen the reach, try a longer stem.

A bullhorn with a long...
04-28-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By HTupolev

Your LBS is likely trying to convince you to buy...

Your LBS is likely trying to convince you to buy a mountain bike because their suppliers don't offer any road bikes within your budget.


Several mph and a ton of liveliness on paved roads. By...
04-21-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,836
Posted By HTupolev

Nothing to do with the degree of fast. The point...

Nothing to do with the degree of fast. The point is that the pursuit of performance doesn't imply that you're interested in the formal sport of bicycle racing. This is true even if you're interested...
04-21-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,836
Posted By HTupolev

No, the 33 is for bicycle racing. We're talking...

No, the 33 is for bicycle racing. We're talking about wanting to ride a bicycle fast.
04-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,836
Posted By HTupolev

It can be faster when it allows the tire to...

It can be faster when it allows the tire to conform around surface irregularities rather than transmit them to the bike and rider. Vibrating the bike+rider can cost quite a lot of energy. The rougher...
04-20-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,282
Posted By HTupolev

Relying on a gearing limit to serve as a training...

Relying on a gearing limit to serve as a training control seems silly to me, like configuring a trainer to apply extra resistance at random regardless of what you're trying to accomplish with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,700
Posted By HTupolev

Merckx wasn't a masher. By necessity everyone...

Merckx wasn't a masher. By necessity everyone trained for low-cadence efforts because racers were using absurdly narrow drivetrains even on mountain stages, but they didn't necessarily use low...
04-16-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By HTupolev

The big ones are adequate gearing, light weight,...

The big ones are adequate gearing, light weight, and a good climbing posture.
Adequate gearing is probably the most oft-neglected thing in the road world. Bottoming out your gearing can cost a lot...
04-15-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,282
Posted By HTupolev

The image is an april fool's joke posted by Rene...

The image is an april fool's joke posted by Rene Herse themselves a couple years ago. It's not a serious bicycle setup.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/compass-introduces-quintuple-cranks/
...
04-15-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,532
Posted By HTupolev

I can't see my beard when I'm not looking at a...

I can't see my beard when I'm not looking at a mirror, but I still trim it.
04-11-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By HTupolev

Because bicycle tires inflate roughly round,...

Because bicycle tires inflate roughly round, "increase width" and "increase volume" mean basically the same thing when shopping for tires. I'm using them more or less interchangeably.

In terms of...
04-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By HTupolev

Wider tires can make for a smoother ride because...

Wider tires can make for a smoother ride because they can allow you to get away with lower pressures. But, this will only help if your current discomfort is caused by vibrations from the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By HTupolev

Claims by 1x drivetrain manufacturers about how...

Claims by 1x drivetrain manufacturers about how many gears a given 2x/3x drivetrain is equivalent to are generally rubbish.

This is from Rotor's 1x13 Road drivetrain page:

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While...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By HTupolev

There's not a whole lot of need to "widen Q like...

There's not a whole lot of need to "widen Q like a triple" for most triples in the first place. Most road bikes can fit a 142mm double no problem. Even if we merely add a chainring to the outside and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,242
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, but power-to-weight can be different for...

Yes, but power-to-weight can be different for different time intervals.

For example, while climbers can (obviously) usually beat sprinters to the top of a mountain, sprinters often have better...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,105
Posted By HTupolev

No they aren't. Nobody writes "the first-ever...

No they aren't. Nobody writes "the first-ever such-and-such" when they mean "our first-ever such-and-such."
The word "debut" does not imply this missing condition either. "Campagnolo debuts their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By HTupolev

You don't have to. You can compare performances...

You don't have to. You can compare performances across any percentile. Obviously you'll have to adjust things somewhat based on what the different active percentiles represent in terms of the total...
04-06-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By HTupolev

Does position trump speed on a climb? ...

Does position trump speed on a climb?

https://i.imgur.com/4FlvIHl.gif

Depends on the climb, the competition, and the magnitude of the difference in position.
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