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12-22-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By KBentley57

I've noticed patterns in my weight that seem...

I've noticed patterns in my weight that seem pretty consistent, but I've never noticed anything that has that long of a period.

Bedtime weight is 2 lbs heavier than morning weight, and morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,807
Posted By KBentley57

I think what he/we are getting at is there is no...

I think what he/we are getting at is there is no actual measurement of how much energy was put into the rim, by the brake pads. It's clearly different for each rim, because the coefficient of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,807
Posted By KBentley57

There's a lot 1) The work done on the rim...

There's a lot

1) The work done on the rim by the brake pad.
2) Disregarding the fact that while they applied the same force to each rim, the coefficient of friction between the rim and pad...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,807
Posted By KBentley57

It doesn't tell us anything. That's a...

It doesn't tell us anything.

That's a textbook example of what someone thinks is a scientific test, but is actually junk science. There's so many variables that aren't controlled for, that you...
12-14-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,938
Posted By KBentley57

bicyclerollingresistance.com has the corsa g+...

bicyclerollingresistance.com has the corsa g+ tubulars @ 12.3W per tire, and the gatorskins @ 19.3W per tire. For both, that's a 17W difference. It largely depends on the speed you're averaging,...
07-11-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,227
Posted By KBentley57

It's been becoming more accepted that the 95%...

It's been becoming more accepted that the 95% rule overestimates the FTP for most cyclist. Generally, I've seen research that suggests anywhere form 85%-90% as a more accurate figure. Just fyi, my...
07-10-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By KBentley57

Is that a hammered finish, orange peel in the...

Is that a hammered finish, orange peel in the paint, or orange peel in the clear? I'd hit it with at least a polish anyways!
06-25-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,194
Posted By KBentley57

When you're ready to ride the entire route by...

When you're ready to ride the entire route by yourself, should it come down to it.
04-27-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By KBentley57

:crash: :foo: :)

:crash: :foo: :)
04-23-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By KBentley57

As coach Friel would say, "It depends..." :). ...

As coach Friel would say, "It depends..." :).

One one hand, without knowing your weight/height, I'd wager you're probably of a thicker build? That also plays against your weak FTP; becuase when...
04-18-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By KBentley57

The chain is probably toast by now, but not...

The chain is probably toast by now, but not overly so. The rings/cassette are fine as well - and btw, they're painted, not anodized like Ultegra, as far as I'm aware.

If you want to use the...
03-25-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By KBentley57

Mattm, but I want it all, and I want it cheap,...

Mattm, but I want it all, and I want it cheap, and I want it now. I don't see the problem here?
03-25-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By KBentley57

Do you experience any wheel rub due to he brake...

Do you experience any wheel rub due to he brake being mounted underneath the BB? I've known people that claim that when they stomp on the hills, that brake rub becomes an issue. Not necessarily...
03-24-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By KBentley57

I'm anti BB30 for two reasons, 1 is because I...

I'm anti BB30 for two reasons, 1 is because I prefer a threaded bottom bracket, 2 is because I have a bike with a BB30, and it creaked so often after maintenance I finally put a sleeve in to use a...
03-24-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By KBentley57

If money weren't a concern, I'd have a colnago...

If money weren't a concern, I'd have a colnago concept in the bed, with me tonight :). Its my fav frame at the moment, but its really just too expensive when put up against even the madone. The...
03-24-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By KBentley57

In search of an aero road frameset

I've been looking around the web, looking for a bike that meets my requirements, and I feel like I'm looking for a unicorn for some reason. I can't seem to find a frame / set that meets all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,594
Posted By KBentley57

Celeste isn't a color, by now it could probably...

Celeste isn't a color, by now it could probably be classified as a religion!
03-08-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,726
Posted By KBentley57

I must have been typing my post at the same time,...

I must have been typing my post at the same time, CFB :)
03-08-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,726
Posted By KBentley57

I'll chime in because I've been through this...

I'll chime in because I've been through this myself -

Most of the ratio of fat vs glucose burnt during a ride is determined by intensity. Fat is majority burned at lower intensity, and muscle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,249
Posted By KBentley57

As a current and previous owner of Pacenti's, I...

As a current and previous owner of Pacenti's, I can tell you with 100% certainty, that it is your rim. I nearly paid a bikeshop to get a tire on once. No other rim I've had, has been quite so hard...
02-19-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,405
Posted By KBentley57

economically - probably a gallon of diesel fuel. ...

economically - probably a gallon of diesel fuel. Otherwise: Odorless mineral spirits, dawn + water, rand(citrus degreaser).
02-19-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,818
Posted By KBentley57

We need to revive the glasses thread.

We need to revive the glasses thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 57,520
Posted By KBentley57

Two pages and not a single picture! :)

Two pages and not a single picture! :)
12-22-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By KBentley57

The goal for any measurement should be accuracy...

The goal for any measurement should be accuracy and consistency :), however I understand that often there is a huge cost associated with either or sometimes both.
Forum: Foo
11-29-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By KBentley57

Is this a branded computer (Dell, Lenovo, ...) or...

Is this a branded computer (Dell, Lenovo, ...) or one you assembled yourself? Often times branded motherboards will not accept many different cpu's, as they're designed to be essentially static. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By KBentley57

Buying a used set of speedplay's from overseas;...

Buying a used set of speedplay's from overseas; there's being frugal, and getting what you pay for.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-26-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By KBentley57

Think about where the forces and torques are...

Think about where the forces and torques are being applied. In the rim brake version, the rim + brake combination is applying a torque to the crown of the fork. The legs of the fork only serve to...
11-23-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,422
Posted By KBentley57

Just a FYI, the new nazare sl is due to come out...

Just a FYI, the new nazare sl is due to come out in the upcoming year. If you don't mind getting a great deal; by all means, get this version. If buyer's remorse is going to get you as soon as a...
11-19-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By KBentley57

if you haven't, put a drop of penetrating lube...

if you haven't, put a drop of penetrating lube around the base of each nipple and let it set for a few minutes before you start.

As far as getting the other nipple out; you can probably unscrew...
11-14-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,016
Posted By KBentley57

Walmart will not decide to sell the high-end of...

Walmart will not decide to sell the high-end of anything, ever. It's not their target demographic.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By KBentley57

You'll have to refine your criteria for what is...

You'll have to refine your criteria for what is 'good'.

There are nearly an 1/0 number of bicycles that have carbon fiber frames selling for less than $2500.
Forum: Introductions
11-07-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By KBentley57

That depends how far south you are. Are we...

That depends how far south you are. Are we talking Pelham, Alabaster, Calera, or much further south?
10-26-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,324
Posted By KBentley57

Just to throw out a data point: I've been...

Just to throw out a data point:

I've been running latex tubes with CGP4KS2's for about 10K miles without a flat. Same tubes, in the second set of tires. Besides, they'll save you nearly 2W! :)....
10-26-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,739
Posted By KBentley57

Ibuprofen is a miracle drug for tooth / mouth...

Ibuprofen is a miracle drug for tooth / mouth related pains. For me, it works better than the opioids they were prescribing for pain. If you've got good kidneys/liver, you can handle a little more...
Forum: Foo
10-18-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,953
Posted By KBentley57

10K miles here, using Mobil 1 and wix filters. ...

10K miles here, using Mobil 1 and wix filters. Ive got about 120K miles on the engine now, and every other oil change I send a sample off to blackstone labs for analysis. Nothing out of the...
10-10-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,316
Posted By KBentley57

Your chain is simply too long for the derailleur...

Your chain is simply too long for the derailleur to take up the slack. I don't see a quick-link in the picture, so you'll have to break a link, and resize the chain so that in the small-small combo,...
10-10-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,713
Posted By KBentley57

It sounds like you're stressed beyond the max to...

It sounds like you're stressed beyond the max to me, with the stress manifesting itself as general fatigue. It's hard to work out when you're stressed; I know most people say exercise relieves...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,717
Posted By KBentley57

+1, that continental has lots of life left in it.

+1, that continental has lots of life left in it.
Forum: Foo
09-26-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By KBentley57

If you didn't earn it through some type of...

If you didn't earn it through some type of exchange of time / goods and services it's def. a scam.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By KBentley57

I don't see the harm in marking the area, I mean,...

I don't see the harm in marking the area, I mean, your tax dollars probably paid for that 3"x20' strip of pavement anyhow, right? >:). It's destined to be fixed (or not) depending on your local's...
09-10-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,713
Posted By KBentley57

While it's unfortunate that it's scratched,...

While it's unfortunate that it's scratched, there's no harm in riding it. the outer most layer is mostly cosmetic. I've been riding a frame that has got some hideous looking scratches down by the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,315
Posted By KBentley57

#2 has been shown to be not factual. Some...

#2 has been shown to be not factual.

Some links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26988768
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26863442
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26815179
...
09-06-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,375
Posted By KBentley57

It was a slip of the calculator on my part :). ...

It was a slip of the calculator on my part :). However, I gave a bike to a friend, with this cable lock, and he actually did set down one evening and try all combinations until he found the one that...
09-06-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,375
Posted By KBentley57

+1 hacksaw, angle grinder, anything. Otherwise,...

+1 hacksaw, angle grinder, anything. Otherwise, one combo every 3 seconds gets you a little less than three hours total combo checking time for 0000 - 9999.
08-31-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By KBentley57

This technical doc will probably be your best...

This technical doc will probably be your best friend. It has everything from the shifter installation, to the derailleur and cables.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By KBentley57

Handlebar Decisions

I'm looking into an aero road frame, and I'd like to keep the reach and stack the same as I am riding. I'm riding a 56cm Felt F5, which has an ETT of 560mm. I'm riding this with a 120mm (-6) degree...
08-28-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By KBentley57

I believe the OP is talking about the shift cable...

I believe the OP is talking about the shift cable housing that goes from the chain stay to the rear derailleur. To the OP, you're correct that when buying a set of housings/cables, that there is not...
08-16-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By KBentley57

Pretty much any modern road bike with clipo on...

Pretty much any modern road bike with clipo on aerobars would give you much more of an advantage in a TT.



Old frame, bent frame, run over, not aero. Do this horse a kindness and put it out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By KBentley57

I have run exactly this combination before, 105...

I have run exactly this combination before, 105 derailleur and force22 crank, and it worked fine.
08-07-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By KBentley57

That is the 'wavy washer' that is supposed to...

That is the 'wavy washer' that is supposed to provide a spring-like load so that the play can be adjusted out of the crankset. It's supposed to be that way.
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