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01-29-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By chaadster

Geez, some rides aren’t worth it man. If you...

Geez, some rides aren’t worth it man. If you have to take that section of road, take a car and spare your brain/spine. You can get the ride time elsewhere on better roads.
01-29-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By chaadster

Don’t trip; Bon Jon ELs with Aerothan tubes are...

Don’t trip; Bon Jon ELs with Aerothan tubes are extremely sweet, like 95% as sweet as running them tubeless…if you could. I mean, you can run them tubeless, and I did, it’s just a matter of how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 790
Posted By chaadster

I don’t agree with that, and the statement from...

I don’t agree with that, and the statement from Vittoria which I posted upthread supports the idea that if high temp induced tube failure is the problem, then eliminating the tube by going tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 790
Posted By chaadster

Not hypothetical; something happened to the OP,...

Not hypothetical; something happened to the OP, so only need clarification, although it seems likely that if the tire de-beaded, they'd have mentioned it, but yeah, they only need to clarify.
01-18-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,911
Posted By chaadster

Kinda, yes… Correct, I’m not saying he wasn’t on...

Kinda, yes… Correct, I’m not saying he wasn’t on “the juice,” but rather am pushing back against the statement that Ullrich “didn’t quite have it right” with regards to cadence. He was a top-level...
01-17-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,911
Posted By chaadster

I’ve had a similar experience, although the...

I’ve had a similar experience, although the converse: I’ve been revising my pedaling speed down.

Because I had a series of knee problems for many years, I’d gotten accustomed to exerting light...
01-09-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By chaadster

If I’m seeing what msu2001la was referring to,...

If I’m seeing what msu2001la was referring to, the slider (for setting FTP on individual workout screen) is adjustable in 1w increments:
...
01-09-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By chaadster

Oh, sorry! No, I did not mean to imply cheating...

Oh, sorry! No, I did not mean to imply cheating when I said “game the system,” but instead was thinking of something like… “outsmart,” maybe, is a better term. Mainly, I was wondering if you did...
01-08-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,865
Posted By chaadster

I’ve used chamois cream habitually for more than...

I’ve used chamois cream habitually for more than 20 years, and while I’ve ridden successfully without it at times, I don’t care to find out what would happen if I abandoned the practice altogether.
...
01-07-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, recovery from hard workouts becomes more...

Yeah, recovery from hard workouts becomes more critical, and usually longer, with increased age, so bumping volume of workouts while reducing intensity (i.e. doing high intensity less frequently) is...
01-05-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By chaadster

Another option is to buy a bike transport bag off...

Another option is to buy a bike transport bag off Amazon.fr and have it delivered to your Paris addy:
...
01-03-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By chaadster

I do have a garden hose— and a driveway and a...

I do have a garden hose— and a driveway and a yard— but it’s not of use in the winter, so I also have a pump garden sprayer and a bicycle repair stand to use in the above-freezing garage for winter...
01-01-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 932
Posted By chaadster

Polaris OBark yeah, Boa took on a revered status...

Polaris OBark yeah, Boa took on a revered status like the second coming of Christ for reasons I don’t understand either. I prefer Velcro, and have ages old Bont A3s that are seeing serious enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,101
Posted By chaadster

Unless the OP’s fittings included power...

Unless the OP’s fittings included power measurements, *all* of it depends on how they want the bike to fit and riding style.

The short of it is, simply, that there is not one correct answer. ...
12-31-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,043
Posted By chaadster

I’ve been winter riding salty MI roads for...

I’ve been winter riding salty MI roads for decades, and while the salt is definitely damaging, it’s not catastrophic, and nothing a little rinse off can’t take care of.

I use a $10 hand-pump...
12-30-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By chaadster

1kcal is the same as 1 Calorie (aka “food...

1kcal is the same as 1 Calorie (aka “food calorie”). There are also calories, lower case (aka energy), 1,000 of which get shorthanded to 1kcal.

I don’t know why the “food calorie” thing got going,...
12-29-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By chaadster

Check out Chapman Cycles’ Instagram feed, it’s...

Check out Chapman Cycles’ Instagram feed, it’s awesome; the craftsmanship is fearsome! Anyway, he’ll make you a mixte:

https://www.chapmancycles.com/2017/01/debs-mixte-basket-bike/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, the I suspect the only really consequential...

Yeah, the I suspect the only really consequential pieces of AB1909 are that bikes can legally jump reds (unless specifically prohibited) and that pedestrians can legally jaywalk. Both are...
12-26-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By chaadster

Pros are outliers, perhaps, but given that...

Pros are outliers, perhaps, but given that Alaphilippe won Fleche-Wallone, KOM classification at TdF, and overall at Tour of Britain, among other victories in 2018, the year this CyclingTips article...
12-26-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,548
Posted By chaadster

PB Swiss publish 91g weight, so roughly the same...

PB Swiss publish 91g weight, so roughly the same as a standard multitool, though they typically don’t include tire levers.
12-25-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By chaadster

The Paul Tall & Handsome is 26mm setback, if that...

The Paul Tall & Handsome is 26mm setback, if that helps.

...
12-22-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,279
Posted By chaadster

Cures and causes of a condition needn’t be...

Cures and causes of a condition needn’t be related at all.
12-21-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, that’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Yeah, that’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By chaadster

If you’re out of warranty you’re out of warranty,...

If you’re out of warranty you’re out of warranty, and if the expectation is for the them to replace or fix stuff anytime you have a problem beyond the warranty window, that’s simply unreasonable. ...
12-12-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,690
Posted By chaadster

A still from yesterday’s ride vid showing the...

A still from yesterday’s ride vid showing the typical, dreary conditions in SE MI during the winter. Well, no snow yet…

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By chaadster

I did speak prematurely on that, and my mind went...

I did speak prematurely on that, and my mind went immediately to the earlier Edge Ti; I didn’t even realize GT did an Edge 2 in ‘13. Looking at it properly, I see the E2 is not really outdated. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By chaadster

The modern Ritchey, for sure. The GT would...

The modern Ritchey, for sure.

The GT would be a nice novelty for someone with a collection, but is outdated as a daily rider.
12-06-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By chaadster

I don’t monkey around, and instead keep a full...

I don’t monkey around, and instead keep a full kit of options to suit any ride type and weather:

- Northwave Celsius Arctic MTB (SPD) winter shoes (insulated, wayerproof) for snowy, sloppy rides...
12-01-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By chaadster

The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro...

The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro was used in outer space two decades before that, flying on Gemini missions. Why did it take more than 20 years after that for cyclists to figure out...
11-19-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

No cotton was a pre-req for me, too, and another...

No cotton was a pre-req for me, too, and another reason I chose the ones I did. And yes, the sock heights are taller than I’d prefer and make suiting up a little more, um, particular. But not...
11-19-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rechargeable-Batte...

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Rechargeable-Battery-Heating-Arthritis/dp/B07VFQRK1L/ref=pd_aw_ci_mcx_mh_mcx_views_0?pd_rd_w=bFHfj&content-id=amzn1.sym.836b88fd-9922-4605-b8f0-a271d32ef477&pf_rd_p=836...
11-16-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,481
Posted By chaadster

Anyone else receive their Jack the Bike Rack?!

My “day of fulfillment” has arrived, after many months of anticipation of this Indiegogo project. I eagerly opened it, checked it out, and mounted it up on my Tern Rally. I have a few thoughts to...
11-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,499
Posted By chaadster

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a...

Sorry, I had assumed the DeFeet did not have a seam since I don’t feel it, but yeah, I looked and they do! I can barely notice it feeling for it with my fingers, and they call it “no-feel,” but it’s...
11-14-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,499
Posted By chaadster

Have you looked at Smartwool, and DeFeet? I have...

Have you looked at Smartwool, and DeFeet? I have woolies from all three and like them, winter models, but they make thin ones, too. I had thin Capo woolies, but it appears they don’t make them...
11-08-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,182
Posted By chaadster

Both Litespeed and Seven are among the biggest Ti...

Both Litespeed and Seven are among the biggest Ti brands in the country, and probably kick out similar quantities of bikes, which I’d guess at around 3k/year. I dunno, but between them, Lynskey and...
11-06-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By chaadster

In my experience with Bon Jons and Herse tires...

In my experience with Bon Jons and Herse tires generally, the problem with running them tubeless, as Polaris OBark said, is the flimsy, er, supple sidewall which is both hard to seal and to keep...
11-02-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/392x46/postpics_e6bf8b8493bff13a3ac6bcc52ffccff695267df4.gif
11-01-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,167
Posted By chaadster

The only cycling YouTube channel I really love is...

The only cycling YouTube channel I really love is Sam Pilgrim’s!

I’ll watch most of the others already mentioned occasionally, but I check in on Pilgrim regularly, even though his riding is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,768
Posted By chaadster

I know what you think we’re talking about, of...

I know what you think we’re talking about, of course, but that’s not an answer to my questions, because regardless of whether a chain is authentic Shimano or not, the possibility of failure exists,...
10-29-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By chaadster

yeah, a few seconds of sanding the pads and that...

yeah, a few seconds of sanding the pads and that was that for me!

Do it face down on sandpaper on a flat surface to keep the pad face level, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,768
Posted By chaadster

High-volume, domestic, and “established sellers”...

High-volume, domestic, and “established sellers” don’t have anything to do with product authenticity, and most likely just buy their crap off Alibaba by the pallet load rather than the box.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,768
Posted By chaadster

The surprising and shocking thing here is that...

The surprising and shocking thing here is that people buy junk off rando eBayers and expect it to be genuine. That’s like buying Hermes belts from some street vendor dude in Times Square and being...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By chaadster

Ah…I did go take a look at it and had forgotten...

Ah…I did go take a look at it and had forgotten the bottomside lid part is not the same rubberized material as the upper case, so since I usually run with a fender when it’s wet or rainy, that goes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,625
Posted By chaadster

Wait, it’s not the Repressed & Fragile Male Ego...

Wait, it’s not the Repressed & Fragile Male Ego chat room? Are you absolutely sure?
10-19-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,995
Posted By chaadster

Did you Time-owning lucky-ducks notice that...

Did you Time-owning lucky-ducks notice that “YouTube sensation” Hambini put Time at the top of his Table of Build Quality list recently, saying further that Time was in a “league of one”?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By chaadster

Your contention is that Panaracer makes a sealant...

Your contention is that Panaracer makes a sealant with particles too big to fit through a valve stem?

That’s news to me, and I’ve used quite a bit of it.

But, just because I’m surprised...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By chaadster

I generally don’t bother to do anything over the...

I generally don’t bother to do anything over the winter, and have found that there’s usually still liquid sealant after 5 months in the basement, so I just add a bit in spring and go.

The other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By chaadster

I’ve been high-pressure road tubeless since ‘14...

I’ve been high-pressure road tubeless since ‘14 and used many brands of sealant. I’ve also had as many as many as 5 bikes and 6 wheelsets tubeless concurrently, but now only keep 4 bikes tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By chaadster

FWIW, I’ve been running 23s (and 25s, but mostly...

FWIW, I’ve been running 23s (and 25s, but mostly 23) tubeless since 2013, and across the five bikes I run tubeless with tire sizes ranging from 30 to 48mm (the latter on 650b), the 23s and 25s have...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-10-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By chaadster

You mean bike lanes, and the fact is that studies...

You mean bike lanes, and the fact is that studies show drive times don’t usually increase with traffic lane removal, so it’s a fear people have initially, but I think they get over it with driving...
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