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01-17-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,542
Posted By showlow

Been enjoying having two sets. One set is...

Been enjoying having two sets.

One set is lighter and has tubed 28c road tires. Tubed tires can sit forever and require no "maintenance" and are always ready to go. Worst case I just need replace...
12-30-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By showlow

in regard to adapters or just in general? i have...

in regard to adapters or just in general? i have gotten used the the dance. the rotor alignment is different between wheels but i have trp spyres and adjusting the inside/outside pads to swap between...
12-29-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By showlow

hi. thx for the reply. i found this. i think...

hi. thx for the reply. i found this. i think it'll do what i want. i want to reduce the *fork* to 12mm so i can use multiple 12mm front wheels.
...
12-29-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By showlow

going from 15mm to 12mm *front* thru axle for multiple wheelsets?

what's the best way to go from 15mm to 12mm thru axle for multiple wheelsets? the fork in question is a Niner (gravel? mtnbike rigid?)

thanks!
11-01-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,178
Posted By showlow

Real zombie thread here. Those rims are long...

Real zombie thread here. Those rims are long gone. Have had two sets of tubeless wheels since those HEDs, and none of the problems. I can mount tires on them just as easilyas any set of non-tubless...
10-19-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

thanks. doing both--swapping both shells for...

thanks. doing both--swapping both shells for 28/28 and getting a set of nextie rims.
10-17-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

i have a more direct question for you. iyo, would...

i have a more direct question for you. iyo, would rebuilding my wheels again with 24h carbon rims (lets say nexties), result in a stronger wheel than a 28h alloy like a velocity blunt ss?
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10-17-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

funny enough, my other set of wheels is Nextie...

funny enough, my other set of wheels is Nextie and yeah, they have been awesome. was thinking of using them again but still have some minor reservations about trusting carbon wheels. my Nexties are...
10-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

thinking 28/28 would suffice.

thinking 28/28 would suffice.
10-16-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

no spoke failures. just lots of truing and then...

no spoke failures. just lots of truing and then one minor crash (granted a head on with a big rock) caused it to go flat in one spot and it couldn't be trued completely.
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10-16-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

thanks for chiming in. i have some 24h carbon...

thanks for chiming in. i have some 24h carbon rims on my other wheels and i am not easy on them at all and like you said they never need to be trued. my only concern would be using carbon for back...
10-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

hi. thx for the reply. i have a set of chinese...

hi. thx for the reply. i have a set of chinese "nextie" brand carbon 24h rims with hope road hubs already. so, i thought that rebuilding the onyx set to be my "off road" wheels would make sense.
10-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

hi. the plan would be to swap both shells,...

hi. the plan would be to swap both shells, actually. do you have any opinions on the dif in strength between 24h and 28h, and 28h and 32h? i have read that there's a big jump in strength when jumping...
10-16-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,022
Posted By showlow

24h vs 28h vs 32h?

can i get some wheel builders to chime in?

i have a wheelset built with beautiful onyx hubs and h plus son hydra rims. they were built for me by my lbs. i had them built up as 24h (for no...
04-01-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,794
Posted By showlow

Tacx Neo 2t, any long term users? How's it going?

Hey all,

So, yesterday I had the opportunity to get a lightly used Tacx Neo 2t for a really good price from a nice older gentleman nearby.

I havenít had a chance to set it up yet but last night...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By showlow

wrong forum. sorry. plz delete

Hey all,

So, yesterday I had the opportunity to get a lightly used Tacx Neo 2t for a really good price from a nice older gentleman nearby.

I havenít had a chance to set it up yet but last night...
12-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By showlow

I have a whole routine. Sometimes it works.

I have a whole routine. Sometimes it works.
12-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By showlow

Bummer. How old are you if you don't mind me...

Bummer. How old are you if you don't mind me asking? I may make a trip to a doctor if I can't find a way to sort it out on my own. Hope you bounce back even stronger.
12-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By showlow

got one yesterday.

got one yesterday.
12-22-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By showlow

Piriformis syndrome...

I fairly regularly get (what I am pretty sure is) Piriformis syndrome. Reoccurs with me at least once every year. If I'm going to have an overuse injury from pushing too far, or riding too hard, it's...
11-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By showlow

It's not "hard", but it's a little annoying and I...

It's not "hard", but it's a little annoying and I don't need a 6mm for anything else on my bike so...

Thx to all.
11-23-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By showlow

Thanks. But I think the closest thing to what I...

Thanks. But I think the closest thing to what I want is the Paulís Set Ní Forget which are insanely expensive and not even in stock anywhere. Can't see splurging on them just for the minor...
11-23-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By showlow

Please school me on thru axles...

before money is wasted. I was looking for some kind of "tool free" lever thru axle set for my All City. Just wanna make wheel swaps a little bit easier. You'd think this would be a cheap, simple and...
11-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By showlow

No... Cadence Collection makes cycling apparel....

No... Cadence Collection makes cycling apparel. Thought maybe someone here could comment on the quality. All good.
11-14-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By showlow

Cadence Collection kits?

Can anyone comment on the quality? How do they last?
11-06-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,009
Posted By showlow

OEM pads seemed ok until I was descending a...

OEM pads seemed ok until I was descending a ridiculously steep hill and I literally couldn't slow down enough. I almost overshot a corner into some cactus. I have since replaced them with Kool Stops....
11-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,009
Posted By showlow

Rotors weren't the problem with mine. I did all I...

Rotors weren't the problem with mine. I did all I could to get them as true as possible. I've since solved the issue by using good quality compressionless cables. That, plus some new brake pads...
10-04-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By showlow

Just don't feel like riding?

Something weird is happening. For maybe the first time in 15 yrs I just sorta don't feel like riding. Been absorbed in projects around the house and working on them instead of going riding w/ my free...
10-01-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

Maybe? Don't recall. Why?

Maybe? Don't recall. Why?
09-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,690
Posted By showlow

Let's get a route for that one!

Let's get a route for that one!
09-08-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,725,555
Posted By showlow

My All City w/ Onyx hubs. ...

My All City w/ Onyx hubs.
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Love it....
08-25-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

I hear you. I avoided this tech for years for...

I hear you. I avoided this tech for years for this very reason.

That said, I spent the money and I want the stuff to work. I fixed it. My Wahoo was excluding zeros in the avg. I turned zeros off...
08-24-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

This might be it... The function of including...

This might be it... The function of including zero was not turned on. That would def inflate avg on the Wahoo, that would be recalculated dif once the raw data was uploaded to Strava. ...
08-23-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

Now I'm getting a little pissed. It was 16 miles...

Now I'm getting a little pissed. It was 16 miles of dirt/mixed climbing. I bought this power meter so I would know how much power I am making with no doubts.
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​​I started a thread about how...
08-23-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

I think it does count zeros, but not time that is...

I think it does count zeros, but not time that is paused? My Wahoo avg watts drop when coasting, I think.
08-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

Hey, I ride enough. It is really hot out. Plus......

Hey, I ride enough. It is really hot out. Plus... long rides are overrated anyway.

Neither really bothers me. I literally just got this power meter. It's only my second ride with it. I just wonder...
08-23-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

Sorry. This confused me. An average is an...

Sorry. This confused me. An average is an average, right? I thought it might be because Strava calculates non-moving time. I stopped to play with my phone and wait for stop lights. Maybe Strava is...
08-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By showlow

Wahoo and Strava summary diff...

Anybody know why the summaries are dif between what my Wahoo says and what Strava says?...
08-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By showlow

Thanks all. I texted my LBS. I think he has...

Thanks all. I texted my LBS. I think he has what's missing.
08-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By showlow

Thanks for the reply. It looks to me like this...

Thanks for the reply. It looks to me like this bolt is supposed to slide into another sheath or something....
08-21-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By showlow

Is part of this self extracting bolt missing?

Hi. Am I missing part of this self extracting bolt? Turned ot counter clockwise to get it off....
08-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,016
Posted By showlow

I am far from rich, but I buy bike stuff w/o much...

I am far from rich, but I buy bike stuff w/o much thought. It's the one area of my life where I allow myself to go full ******. I drive a 2009 xB, and my TV is 24 inches wide, I got my couch at an...
08-17-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

First ride w/ a power meter. Was riding on an...

First ride w/ a power meter. Was riding on an overfull stomach of risotto so my efforts were bad. Got a side cramp. Finally got a cup on my favorite descent though.

Check out my activity on...
08-15-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

​​​​​I have to assume this is closer to reality....

​​​​​I have to assume this is closer to reality. I have a power meter on the way so I will know for sure soon. But, obviously Strava's calculation was off before because there was no equipment weight...
08-13-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

SOLVED - I found the missing watts in Strava's...

SOLVED - I found the missing watts in Strava's estimate. I had no equipment in Strava. I added a generic bike and just called it "bikey" and made it 24 lbs, which is about what my steel cross bike...
08-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,178
Posted By showlow

I'll get a flat 2 - 3 times on some rides around...

I'll get a flat 2 - 3 times on some rides around here (desert) with regular clinchers and tubes. I'm coming around to tubeless. I have my H-Plus Son Hydras set up tubeless now. I poked a pretty good...
08-13-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

I ride outside as much as I can. I work pretty...

I ride outside as much as I can. I work pretty late and I have a 3 and 5 year old to look after in the AM. Gotta get up, make breakfasts, etc. Outside rides are kind of a luxury and come at the cost...
08-12-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,178
Posted By showlow

​​​​​​Thanks for this. Appreciate the...

​​​​​​Thanks for this. Appreciate the commiseration. I only wish it wasn't so hard to find non-tubeless rims. Nobody seems to make them.
08-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

Sounds like an interesting challenge. I think you...

Sounds like an interesting challenge. I think you are correct. When I ride outside, I often space out. Inside I am 100 percent focused on my power target.
08-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,225
Posted By showlow

4iiii single sided power meter on the way. I...

4iiii single sided power meter on the way. I can't turn back from this data obsession. Too deep into it. Excited to have my real effort illuminated.
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