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07-01-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By base2

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27...

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27 inch steel rims & a freewheel hub from the 1970's with down tube shifters may not be the best candidate for a gravel build.

Having said that:...
06-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,188
Posted By base2

I really don't see the issue. They have a full...

I really don't see the issue. They have a full lane to do whatever it is they are going to do.

Is anyone running stopsigns or other tom-foolery?
Traffic right-of-way in uncontrolled intersections...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,838
Posted By base2

What kind of special & unique person gets worked...

What kind of special & unique person gets worked up into a frantic tizzy & melts by going on to create internet threads because their feeling were hurt that someone else's opinion that is not the...
06-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By base2

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You...

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You would need a tube if the rim is not compatible. The inability of the rim to contain the sealant, pressure, or manufacturer specification conformance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By base2

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is...

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is around 50 these days.

I find I settle at around 110-130bpm for a steady 15-20 mph cruise.
140-150 for a motivated effort (300-350 watts) 20-25 mph...
06-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By base2

Kudos. 👍

Kudos. 👍
06-21-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,558
Posted By base2

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals...

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals turn at the same rotation as the chain ring, unless it's broken...[/QUOTE]

I have a Schlumpf Speed Drive. on my mountain bike. "Low" is 1:1, direct...
06-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By base2

My direct A versus B experience is limited to...

My direct A versus B experience is limited to Continental GP5000 tube & tubeless tires.

The tubeless version has a slightly tighter bead. The bead is also a bit fatter with a "flange" & more...
06-17-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,056
Posted By base2

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher...

Aerobic capacity, raw strength, & a higher cadence than you are probably at right now (because most beginners have exceedingly low cadences consistant with walking.) Don't get me wrong, 50 or 60 rpm...
06-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,590
Posted By base2

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of...

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of 150 degrees Farenheit or more nearly every flight. It is, afterall 40 or 50 below zero at 35,000 feet & can easily 100+ everywhere from LAX or Phoenix...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By base2

OMG. What's wrong with a Schlumpf drive?...

OMG.

What's wrong with a Schlumpf drive? They work great. They have more range than what a standard 2x can offer. They are all sealed up & have none of this confounding complexity.

I bet this...
06-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,253
Posted By base2

The Outlaw. 13.5 pounds....

The Outlaw. 13.5 pounds. (https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/outlaw/outlaw-main.html)

There is also the Bandito which is the disc brake version. 3 pounds heavier. I've rode both before getting my...
06-16-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By base2

Oh, no. You are a long lasting & respected member...

Oh, no. You are a long lasting & respected member around here. I took no offense whatsoever & perceived no hot-air at all.

I hadn't realized the differences were so stark when you put them side by...
06-12-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,590
Posted By base2

Aluminum FAN? There is just too much involved in...

Aluminum FAN? There is just too much involved in bicycle engineering & variation in components & design to have single minded focus on material.

Nailing any one characteristic to frame material,...
06-12-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 265
Posted By base2

Have you ever wished you could stop sooner & more...

Have you ever wished you could stop sooner & more decisively? If yes, then a larger rotor would be able to have more leverage on the wheel. Stopping you sooner at the expense of some modulation &...
06-09-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By base2

I didn't catch what shifters you have. But for a...

I didn't catch what shifters you have. But for a long time I ran my Ultegra 6800 shifters with a 50-34 crankset with an XT 11-40 cassette. An 11-42 would've worked too. The secret was the XTR M9000...
06-06-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By base2

How's your pad thickness? How is the pad surface?...

How's your pad thickness? How is the pad surface? Shiny glazy sheen?

Organic wears faster, fades sooner, but is much quieter than sintered (metal.)

I get about 1500 all weather miles on front...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,590
Posted By base2

To be entombed forever is just a sad & shameful...

To be entombed forever is just a sad & shameful fate.

5000 miles? That's not even 1 change of the ol' bar tape.

My bikes weep for this poor Seven.
05-02-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By base2

I'll vouch for the Universal Cycles link above....

I'll vouch for the Universal Cycles link above. They use KoolStop Dura or Dura2 Pads. I installed some pads suitable for carbon rims just so I could run an ENVE wheelset on a vintage '70's bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,687
Posted By base2

I refuse to click on Hambini. Youtube does not...

I refuse to click on Hambini. Youtube does not reward useful content. He's clickfarm generated garbage tailored to the requirements of the algorithm. IMO.

That being said: After 5000 miles in 364...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By base2

It's a complicated question. Probably moreso than...

It's a complicated question. Probably moreso than it seems.

First off, decide which "standard" you are going to use. 5 zones for heart rate is pretty common (Strava uses 5) But 7 zones is common...
04-30-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,705
Posted By base2

Whoa, buddy! Something happen on the path,...

Whoa, buddy!
Something happen on the path, today?
04-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By base2

Robert Frost wrote this a long, long time ago, I...

Robert Frost wrote this a long, long time ago, I think it applies. (I find it's better as spoken word than read with eyeballs.)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel...
04-27-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By base2

I'm not sure why you would want an Ultegra...

I'm not sure why you would want an Ultegra cassette to mate to an XT derailleur. From personal experience, I will tell you it works like garbage. The derailleur parallelogram operates on a different...
04-23-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By base2

I guess the rub is I had no intention of going...

I guess the rub is I had no intention of going Ross Lake or anywhere else & I fully intended to use the highway & the highway alone for recreational purposes because it was closed to cars & closed to...
04-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By base2

Ok. So it seems that the Seattle City Light...

Ok. So it seems that the Seattle City Light employee and the Phoenix Security guard with a gun have barricadded the highway & blocked off access to Newhalem.

They said the State Park was closed...
04-18-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By base2

Between 11:00am & 3:00pm the chances of rain are...

Between 11:00am & 3:00pm the chances of rain are in the 40-50% range. Tomorrow though, Sunday the 19th the chances are about 5%...I think I'm going to do a closure inspection of Highway 20 beyond...
04-15-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By base2

The article is right that at any position around...

The article is right that at any position around a fixed point the riders leverage on said fixed point will be the same, upside down, right side up, laying flat...doesn't matter. However, having said...
04-15-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By base2

Geometry is a funny thing. All my bikes...

Geometry is a funny thing.

All my bikes range between 57 & 60.
The seat tube angle with in reason is meaningless. What matters is the sit bones in relation to the crank.
From there, it's the sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,257
Posted By base2

gregf83 Cypress Maybe the officer didn't...

gregf83 Cypress
Maybe the officer didn't know it's ok to cross a double yellow line to go around road obstructions?

Here in Washington the law basically commands drivers to do so for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,257
Posted By base2

Illegal in *some* areas. Each state has areas...

Illegal in *some* areas.
Each state has areas where it is illegal for safety & traffic flow reasons, but the cyclist as a tax payer, & citizen has an equal right to the public infrastructure. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,006
Posted By base2

I don't own a Canyon but all the Canyon owners I...

I don't own a Canyon but all the Canyon owners I know still take their bikes to the LBS for chain cleanings & derailleur adjustments.

People who buy Ferrari's still have someone else change their...
04-08-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By base2

FWIW: A $20 American to BSA bottom bracket...

FWIW: A $20 American to BSA bottom bracket adaptor gets you access to many, many modern cranksets. Modern compacts, subcompacts, etc...could be a welcome developement.

They are gas pipe steel, so...
04-08-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,705
Posted By base2

At no time did I exempt cyclists from the list of...

At no time did I exempt cyclists from the list of bad behaviours.

Why are you adding the word "riding" to the concept of dogs & long leashes?...My gawd that would be awkward. It's a thing I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By base2

It's been out a while now. I saw it when...

It's been out a while now.
I saw it when searching out their Qarbon oval rings. (I have 1, the rest are Absolute Black for a reason.)

Have you seen the price? All for an extra cog or 2 Yikes!...
04-07-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,705
Posted By base2

It was a list of situations avoided. As far...

It was a list of situations avoided.

As far as bike lanes, cars don't see you or don't expect you to be doing near the speed limit...nearly squeezed out & right hooked in a dedicated "protected"...
04-07-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,705
Posted By base2

All of the above. (I think) I ran over an...

All of the above. (I think)
I ran over an unleashed dog once that launched from the ditch & succeeded in chomping my front tire as I rolled over it's head twisting it's neck in a gruesome manner...
04-05-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,705
Posted By base2

The only problem with MUPS is the pedestrians...

The only problem with MUPS is the pedestrians that have no concept of sharing or regard for others use of the same space.

Things like walking 3 abreast.

Things like unleashed dogs or dogs with...
04-04-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By base2

I'd fit whatever fits between the frame with at...

I'd fit whatever fits between the frame with at least/about 4 or 5 millimeters clearance for mud/rocks/debris/etc...to clear.

You don't want the "light bulb" effect though.
04-03-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,184
Posted By base2

Congratulations on getting them on. Seriously,...

Congratulations on getting them on. Seriously, give them a chance. The tubeless version is tighter fit & that is by design because it is intended to be run without tubes. Set once & never bothered...
04-02-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,184
Posted By base2

Just because the rim is "tubeless ready" does not...

Just because the rim is "tubeless ready" does not mean you/she needs tubeless tires. Tubeless ready just means the rim shape is appropriate for a tubeless tire if you choose to install one.

You...
03-28-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By base2

I'm trying to buy a 32 hole Powertap Disc hub...

I'm trying to buy a 32 hole Powertap Disc hub right now. The only place on Earth it seems to be is Bellati Sport in Switzerland. 3 attempts at purchase & the bank keeps rejecting the Visa card...
03-26-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,184
Posted By base2

Additional: You might inflate & set your bead...

Additional:
You might inflate & set your bead before adding sealant. It should largely hold air on it's own for quite some time. No need to encourage a messy "burp" with hasty & hurried...
03-26-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,184
Posted By base2

1) No. Use the tape width should ideally go...

1) No. Use the tape width should ideally go completly from edge to edge.

2) No. The double thickness is required to withstand the additional double pressure.

You don't need a bead jack.
...
03-26-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By base2

I find that about a full turn to a turn on the...

I find that about a full turn to a turn on the low limit screw is right. I also use pliers or wrap the extra cable around my hand to pull & hold tension on the cable while tightening the fixing bolt....
03-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By base2

I've never had a spoke break at the J-bend. I...

I've never had a spoke break at the J-bend. I have, however, had one break at the nipple. (Deep section wheel with a high flange hub)

Broken spokes are part of cycling, but it should be a rare,...
Forum: Triathlon
03-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By base2

Road bike, mountain bike is the same skill set....

Road bike, mountain bike is the same skill set. If you can build one, you can build another.

Just pay attention to the various standards when you build. Headset/bottom brackets, brakes (disk/rim),...
03-02-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By base2

Stretching does wonders...

Stretching does wonders (https://www.wikihow.fitness/Stretch-the-Psoas-Muscle)
Like the difference between free-weights and an exercise machine. Free weights incorporate all the "helper muscles." My...
02-21-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By base2

I was reading in a .pdf regarding Rolhoff hub...

I was reading in a .pdf regarding Rolhoff hub efficiency, of all things, that in a pedal motion of an average power of 200 watts the load cycles between low value X & high value Y. There is little if...
02-14-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,272
Posted By base2

In re-re-reading this thread a tought occured to...

In re-re-reading this thread a tought occured to me: What if "race" is a regional colliqualism?

When my spouse & I travelled to Arkansas for a century ride, everyone called it a race. "Y'all here...
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