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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By mihlbach

I have no experience with Pirelli tires, but I...

I have no experience with Pirelli tires, but I made the switch from GP4000IIs to GP5000s (both the tubeless and tubed variety) a couple of years ago and have been riding Long Island roads without a...
06-24-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By mihlbach

Usually if I get stuck behind a cyclist while...

Usually if I get stuck behind a cyclist while driving, I will gladly slow and follow them for as long as needed. This gives me an opportunity to carefully assess their fredliness and fantasize about...
06-10-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By mihlbach

Meh...he whined like a child and complained a lot...

Meh...he whined like a child and complained a lot about how hard it was. I wish him a speedy recovery, but he seemed out of his depth. What he was attempting is not that hard with proper forethought.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By mihlbach

A ruler or tape measure may provide some insight.

A ruler or tape measure may provide some insight.
06-03-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By mihlbach

Road bikes aren’t particularly fragile. The...

Road bikes aren’t particularly fragile. The narrower, higher pressure tires, and quicker geometry will limit their capabilities on anything but pavement, but no properly assembled road bike is going...
05-03-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By mihlbach

In my experience with tubeless tires, after a...

In my experience with tubeless tires, after a tire is installed, air loss slows with time. As the tire is ridden, the sealant gradually gunks up all the micro leaks. In contrast, inner tubes always...
04-15-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By mihlbach

Any basic touring or urban tire that prioritizes...

Any basic touring or urban tire that prioritizes longevity over rolling resistance should be fine. The Schwalbe Marathon comes to mind. The small amount of extra weight and added resistance from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,109
Posted By mihlbach

Dial it up tp 400 watts and drope him.

Dial it up tp 400 watts and drope him.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,132
Posted By mihlbach

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front)...

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front) and a Pirelli Smarttube (rear) for about a yearÖabout 5000 miles. They sure look fragile and I made sure my rim was good and clean when I installed...
03-24-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,108
Posted By mihlbach

I like spending money on bike parts. I hate...

I like spending money on bike parts. I hate spending money on cycling apparel, maybe because I can't lean clothing against the wall and stare at it. I wear good stuff, but only purchase clothing as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,794
Posted By mihlbach

Litespeed Ultimate disk with custom wheels I...

Litespeed Ultimate disk with custom wheels I built myself. Acquired 1 week ago. Happy so far, but there hasn't been enough time to develop an informed opinion.
...
02-16-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By mihlbach

Don't be pedantic. An investment does not have to...

Don't be pedantic. An investment does not have to directly increase in monetary value to be understood as an investment. Investment is time, energy, or matter spent in the hope of future benefits...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By mihlbach

Before moving to 12 speed, I was using 13-25 10...

Before moving to 12 speed, I was using 13-25 10 speed cassettes with a standard double just to close in all the gaps. My decision to finally go to 12 speed has a lot to do with me not being able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By mihlbach

Haha, thanks for the laugh. For the record, the...

Haha, thanks for the laugh.
For the record, the cassette is a 11-30, 12 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By mihlbach

Chain rotation plan for cassette longevity

I just acquired a new Litespeed Ultimate Disk with Ultegra Di2 R8170. Inexplicably, the bike came stocked with a Dura Ace cassette, which, as the larger cogs are made of titanium, is not as durable...
01-29-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,375
Posted By mihlbach

You might just try wearing shoes less. I was...

You might just try wearing shoes less. I was experiencing chronic issues with plantar toe numbness last year in my left foot that turned to pain when cycling for extended periods. Before that, I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,305
Posted By mihlbach

Thereís not much faff involved. Itís an inner...

Thereís not much faff involved. Itís an inner tube. You install it the same way you would install any other inner tube. They reliably hold air and are easily and reliably patched with the right patch...
01-06-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,662
Posted By mihlbach

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11-17-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By mihlbach

At night, I use one rear blinky, and one...

At night, I use one rear blinky, and one headlight (as bright as is needed to see the road ahead of me and no more) and a Nathan reflective vest and a reflective helmet (in addition to a few other...
11-02-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By mihlbach

I was in the same boat last fall. My road bike is...

I was in the same boat last fall. My road bike is a high-end rim-brake bike, still perfectly functional except for worn out hubs and rims. I had to make a choice...new bike or just get some fresh...
11-02-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By mihlbach

If you're looking for deep aero rims, consider...

If you're looking for deep aero rims, consider November's Rail 55. The hubs are your choice. You can save some money by going with Bitex or Boyd hubs or spend more on White Industries or Chris King....
09-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By mihlbach

I have been experimenting with Schwalbe Aerothan...

I have been experimenting with Schwalbe Aerothan tubes in the interest of phasing out the tubeless setups on some of my bikes. I almost never get punctures so tubeless just seems more and more like a...
09-11-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By mihlbach

Stand more

Stand more
09-01-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By mihlbach

You need resin pads.

You need resin pads.
08-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By mihlbach

Perhaps there is some residual sealant or water...

Perhaps there is some residual sealant or water in your rim that is seeping out around your valve stem, making the rim wet in that area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By mihlbach

Practice your skids.

Practice your skids.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By mihlbach

Any situation that throws more dust and dirt into...

Any situation that throws more dust and dirt into your chain than would occur on clean dry roads will result in faster wear.
07-27-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,685
Posted By mihlbach

I only bring one pair of bibs on tours and...

I only bring one pair of bibs on tours and bikepacking trips that are a week long or less. I generally bring very little cloting of any type, and I avoid redundancy. Unnecessary clothing takes up a...
06-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,370
Posted By mihlbach

I always carry both a pump and CO2. For a...

I always carry both a pump and CO2.

For a simple deflated tire due to a puncture, my default choice is the pump. I will use CO2 if cold, raining, or if in some other unpleasant situation that...
06-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,530
Posted By mihlbach

What is a 1/8" crankset? I would prefer it came...

What is a 1/8" crankset?
I would prefer it came without a chainring.
05-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,235
Posted By mihlbach

You are implicating the wrong nerve. The median...

You are implicating the wrong nerve. The median nerve travels thru the carpal tunnel and provides cutaneous sensation to digits 1, 2, 3 and the lateral 1/2 of 4. The ulnar nerve (the other nerve in...
05-18-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By mihlbach

I find frequent red light and stop signs to be...

I find frequent red light and stop signs to be annoying when riding brakeless with >75 gear inches. The high gear just requires a lot of unnecessary strain, stopping and accelerating, and in this...
05-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,931
Posted By mihlbach

A Canondale store opened up near me in 2013. They...

A Canondale store opened up near me in 2013. They only sold Canondales and other related brands. It closed after a few years. Limiting yourself to one brand seems like a poor business plan for an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,126
Posted By mihlbach

Exactly. If the patch sealed the puncture as it...

Exactly. If the patch sealed the puncture as it should, then it is just as reliable as a new tube.
I never replace a tube unless it is irreparably damaged. I am mostly riding tubeless these days,...
05-06-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By mihlbach

The temperature, humidity, also the amount of...

The temperature, humidity, also the amount of fluid you may loose from punctures and poorly sealed tires are probably the most significant variables. The kind of tire may make a minor...
05-06-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By mihlbach

Perfect!...thanks for verifying.

Perfect!...thanks for verifying.
05-06-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By mihlbach

installing straight fork into tapered head tube

My hardtail has a tapered (1 1/8"-1/.5") head tube and Rockshox Pike suspension fork. I plan to remove the suspension fork and install a rigid Surly Krampus fork for carrying luggage for bikepacking....
03-09-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,341
Posted By mihlbach

If it matches the aesthetics of the bike, I agree...

If it matches the aesthetics of the bike, I agree 110%.
02-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,108
Posted By mihlbach

I may be misinterpreting what you mean by "knock...

I may be misinterpreting what you mean by "knock off", but if you are suggesting it is an inferior imitation, that is not correct. Novatec is a well-known Tiawanese hub OEM that designs and makes...
02-11-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,108
Posted By mihlbach

Another example that is way less costly than the...

Another example that is way less costly than the Level hub....
02-10-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,108
Posted By mihlbach

There are many front disk hubs that can easily be...

There are many front disk hubs that can easily be converted into fixed gear hubs using a cog drilled with the ISO 6 bolt rotor mount pattern. It's a very reliable system. Disk brakes are built to...
02-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By mihlbach

KMC 610 (3/32") and 510 (1/8") singlespeed chains...

KMC 610 (3/32") and 510 (1/8") singlespeed chains come with a single preinstalled half link. You can either leave it in or remove it when you install the chain. You won't need to buy extra...
12-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,307
Posted By mihlbach

If you live in a temperate climate and store your...

If you live in a temperate climate and store your bike in an unheated garage, they will freeze every year. Putting them in a freezer will not make your mag wheels any colder.
12-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,009
Posted By mihlbach

1. Clean out the sealant 2. Add tubes 3....

1. Clean out the sealant
2. Add tubes
3. Inflate
4. Ride
12-07-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,218
Posted By mihlbach

Iím π

Iím π
11-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,959
Posted By mihlbach

third party Garmin handlebar mounts

I have a new Garmin Edge 830. I have numerous bikes in regular rotation (commuter, gravel, mountain bike, road bike etc) and have no interest in paying full retail price for additional Garmin...
11-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By mihlbach

The mask is very good protection from right wing...

The mask is very good protection from right wing media who would otherwise call him a hypocrite.
11-04-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,472
Posted By mihlbach

I would simply buy a new rear wheel. There is no...

I would simply buy a new rear wheel. There is no sense in paying to replace the hub of a cheap wheel. It's a labor intensive process that will probably cost more in labor than would be the cost to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,106
Posted By mihlbach

Ha! I hit 50 on that hill this past Sunday. That...

Ha! I hit 50 on that hill this past Sunday. That wasnít my fastest, but faster than I want to go very often.
10-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,561
Posted By mihlbach

Just because it looks like better protection...

Just because it looks like better protection doesnít mean that it is.
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