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Forum: Framebuilders
12-27-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By dieselrover

Only to a point. I think it's more important to...

Only to a point. I think it's more important to make distinctions -with purpose- and in context of each other. My commuter bike, road bike, gravel bike, and XC mountain bikes all are set up...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-26-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By dieselrover

I wanted to see how closely my two bike's...

I wanted to see how closely my two bike's geometries matched, so put my iphone on a sawhorse and rolled the bikes in front of it, snapped a couple of shots, then did some magic in [insert your...
Replies: 50
Views: 5,293
Posted By dieselrover

I haven't seen anything mentioned about the bar...

I haven't seen anything mentioned about the bar shape which is the main reason I'd go with carbon over aluminum. I have a no-brand clone of a 3T Aeronova on my road bike which is extremely...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,147
Posted By dieselrover

Ride where you have the right to ride when you...

Ride where you have the right to ride when you need to ride there. People will be asses. Don't let them get the upper hand. They'll go to work angry and berate people whether you yell back at them or...
12-05-17, 06:05 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 36,740
Posted By dieselrover

I don't understand the admins that seem to think...

I don't understand the admins that seem to think that this is somehow not an issue. You are selling ad space to ad networks with no quality control. It's far too easy to take over a mobile browser...
12-04-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By dieselrover

I can confirm it does drain the battery faster....

I can confirm it does drain the battery faster. Most of the times I want to use it, I'm out long enough to where the extra drain is the difference between finishing with or without a dead phone....
Forum: Commuting
12-01-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By dieselrover

Looked up the HyperGo wipes on Amazon. There's an...

Looked up the HyperGo wipes on Amazon. There's an alternative called "DUDE Shower Wipes"

Fresh deodorant is always a must, but I've been just dealing with the salt crust. May have to try the...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By dieselrover

I keep a full change of clothes at work so I have...

I keep a full change of clothes at work so I have to carry less. Shirts hanging in a coat closet and underwear,socks,jeans in a messenger bag under my desk. The shirts stay at work and go to the...
Forum: Touring
11-30-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 64,626
Posted By dieselrover

This thread needs some oil. It's getting -pretty-...

This thread needs some oil. It's getting -pretty- squeaky.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,529
Posted By dieselrover

It's possible I got a lemon - sample size of 1,...

It's possible I got a lemon - sample size of 1, I'll be the first to admit. After two rebuilds in two months, I asked the shop to replace it under warranty and they refused. I called Dahon, they said...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,529
Posted By dieselrover

You say daily. I don't see many of the folks in...

You say daily. I don't see many of the folks in the thread who love the Alfine say they also ride XX miles daily with an XX pound pack on.

Personally, I commute 20 miles a day with about 20lbs...
11-29-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,717
Posted By dieselrover

Earbuds. And yes, I hear BETTER with them in. I...

Earbuds. And yes, I hear BETTER with them in. I can't hear a thing without them when I'm riding at speed due to wind noise. With them in, it's a pretty consistent level whether fast or slow. I...
11-25-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,152
Posted By dieselrover

If precision is your goal, then todays...

If precision is your goal, then todays microelectromechanical sensors that you find in the wheel-hub devices of Wahoo and Garmin et al. will typically measure on the order of 12 bits of resolution...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,173
Posted By dieselrover

That's the satin finish. I do like it a lot, but...

That's the satin finish. I do like it a lot, but it's harder to keep up than the milled finish. I have a milled finish Cooper CX for comparison...

Its here, but hard to see, though you can tell...
09-09-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,366
Posted By dieselrover

DT Swiss also have their own chart which includes...

DT Swiss also have their own chart which includes max pressures based on width:

https://pictures.dtswiss.com/uploads/WXD10000000866S/MAN_WXD10000000866S_WEB_ZZ_001.pdf
08-30-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dieselrover

Ah a plug... that's an interesting option. Had a...

Ah a plug... that's an interesting option. Had a pack in my Amazon cart before D2R2 but didn't get them and had completely forgotten about that as an option.

Well, long weekend. I'll have to at...
08-30-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By dieselrover

Permanent patch of a tubeless Maxxis Rambler?

Commuting today, I caught a pretty big chunk of glass in the front tire. After removing the glass, the cut was close to 1/4" - Just enough so that once it sealed, every few rotations, I'd get a face...
08-13-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,550
Posted By dieselrover

Crosspost... There's two answers on this thread:...

Crosspost... There's two answers on this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1118343-lynskey-cooper-cx-vs-gr250-do-all-road-bike.html
08-12-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,759
Posted By dieselrover

You'll be hard pressed to find someone who can...

You'll be hard pressed to find someone who can directly compare both. I have a Cooper and a R250. They're both great. Geometry-wise, only you can say which would suit you better, but feature-wise,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,847
Posted By dieselrover

700c models to give Montague a bit of healthy...

700c models to give Montague a bit of healthy competition.

s
08-05-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 192,703
Posted By dieselrover

It's replacing a Force 22 50/34 so sadly I...

It's replacing a Force 22 50/34 so sadly I couldn't keep the arms, but the rings are perfectly swappable. Went out yesterday once they were on to just see some data coming in. Returned 30 minutes...
08-05-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 192,703
Posted By dieselrover

To be fair, it'll be swapped between road and...

To be fair, it'll be swapped between road and gravel bikes. But it's on the gravel until the D2R2.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4417/35548209264_77eaff51e6_b.jpg
08-03-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,616
Posted By dieselrover

How in the WORLD could there be only one race in...

How in the WORLD could there be only one race in existence that is thousands of kilometers over multiple weeks.

Why doesn't someone come up with something different?
07-27-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By dieselrover

Yup - it's good stuff for sure as an...

Yup - it's good stuff for sure as an anti-seize... I have half a tub left, but no more land rovers, sadly. To me, on a bike, it just seems too close to sensitive mechanics that don't want to be...
07-27-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By dieselrover

Avoid copper grease. It'll run and eventually...

Avoid copper grease. It'll run and eventually make things worse. The Brits (and Irish?) love the stuff and I don't think anyone in the US has ever heard of it aside from Rover owners.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,323
Posted By dieselrover

Yeah, they make it nearly impossible to pee.

Yeah, they make it nearly impossible to pee.
07-13-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

Particularly when it's been a year since you rode...

Particularly when it's been a year since you rode the same segments. On the order of 50 PRs both days.
07-12-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

Trying commuting 35mi each way for the week from...

Trying commuting 35mi each way for the week from Northern Westchester to the southern tip of Manhattan. It's paved bike path most of the way but there's a couple of miles of muddy track going through...
07-03-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By dieselrover

I use GaiaGPS for both Android and iOS. It's a...

I use GaiaGPS for both Android and iOS. It's a bit more expensive than some others, but it's a great overall solution if you do more than just biking. Gravel, road cycling, hiking and canoeing for...
07-02-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

Nice Catskills shots... and Those red clay...

Nice Catskills shots... and Those red clay Georgia shots brings back some memories...

I had a cold the past couple of days, but made myself get out to get a few miles in on the Old Croton Aqueduct...
Forum: Touring
07-01-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,652
Posted By dieselrover

They do have a thru axle version... I think it...

They do have a thru axle version... I think it uses a hollow thru axle...

Sherpa Rear 700c Road Hub-Mounted 12mm Thru-Axle with upper frame eyelets - Old Man Mountain specializes in Racks designed...
Forum: Touring
07-01-17, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,652
Posted By dieselrover

Old Man Mountain racks will clear brakes easily....

Old Man Mountain racks will clear brakes easily. They use a longer skewer/QR and mount to the axles so they stand off a little further. I use one on my commuter with mechanical disk brakes. There are...
06-30-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,973
Views: 3,491,857
Posted By dieselrover

Hadn't posted here since my project was still in...

Hadn't posted here since my project was still in progress, but I've pretty much gotten it to where it'll be for a while. I bought a Lynskey R250 frame earlier this year and loved it so much, I...
06-30-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

Headed back the Blue Mountain Reservation in...

Headed back the Blue Mountain Reservation in Northern Westchester NY today for a quick ride before I had to do some real work. Now that I'm getting more comfortable, it's a great place to work on...
06-19-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By dieselrover

D2R2 180k experience - refueling/rehydrating specifically

Before I embark on a long ride, I like to have a plan of where/how I'll be eating and getting water. I'm looking at last-year's route and I guess one of the side effects of having so much gravel is...
06-11-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

Didn't get many photos as I was trying to just...

Didn't get many photos as I was trying to just ride, but thought this one was pretty good.

Passed a group of bearded gravel riders. Of note is that this is about 25-30mi of gravel road with...
06-09-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

I think it was about 65ish. I've had the tires on...

I think it was about 65ish. I've had the tires on for a couple of weeks... they were 85 then just to get the beads to seat and I haven't touched them since. I definitely wouldn't want to go any lower...
06-09-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 271,872
Posted By dieselrover

First ride just to shake things out a bit. ...

First ride just to shake things out a bit.

http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4241/34393495063_3c90e9d2d2_b.jpg
Replies: 7
Views: 2,492
Posted By dieselrover

I guess this thread is aging a bit, but I just...

I guess this thread is aging a bit, but I just grabbed a second Lynskey frame on ebay so I'll have a road and a gravel bike.

One important thing to consider, especially when comparing different...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

I didn't even try the Octagon. I can see it being...

I didn't even try the Octagon. I can see it being useful only for riders who like an upright position but want to be able to collapse the stem when folding the bike up to make it smaller. To me it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,173
Posted By dieselrover

It's got just a few miles on it... Splurged on...

It's got just a few miles on it... Splurged on this after my old-ish Ti-Sport had an altercation with a moving vehicle last October and ended up with a questionable looking crack in the seat stay....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

There was an 11-28 on there of unknown origin. It...

There was an 11-28 on there of unknown origin. It now has an Ultegra 11-28 hand-me-down from one of my other bikes.

-s
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

Okay, final update... I've gotten the bike...

Okay, final update... I've gotten the bike tweaked out as much as I want to. Had some more hand-me-downs and picked up a couple of pieces off ebay. In general I was trying to reduce weight to a...
09-28-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By dieselrover

Cycle Monkey seems to love the brifter ratchet. I...

Cycle Monkey seems to love the brifter ratchet. I recently decided to switch from the cinq5 thumb shifter (also a ratchet box) to the comotion twist shifter and they really tried to convince me that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

You are probably right... But I'm taking it slow...

You are probably right... But I'm taking it slow for now and only replacing what drives me crazy first. The only thing I haven't had sitting around were the brifters and cables. Everything else was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

smallwheeler - yes, they are extremely flexible....

smallwheeler - yes, they are extremely flexible. You can see here how it worked on my Dahon Vitesse so that I could carry full-size panniers. The bags cover them up a bit, but I used some longer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

I've got a few hundred miles on this guy and...

I've got a few hundred miles on this guy and still enjoying it quite a bit, but in the name of progress, I finally took the time to make a couple of mods that I had in mind after the drop bar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

It's a folding bike, so they let it on. I get...

It's a folding bike, so they let it on. I get stopped every once in a while as I pass the conductors getting on the train, but just tell them it's folding and they let it go.

Like I said, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

By the way... for those interested, here it is...

By the way... for those interested, here it is folded up with the drop bars. Takes up a bit more space, but worth it. Almost feels like I could get a front rack and/or non-folding fender in there.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,647
Posted By dieselrover

Updates... I finally got the rider swapped for a...

Updates... I finally got the rider swapped for a drop bar. I used an 80mm 7 degree stem and went with Sora shifters as all of the 3x9 Ultegras on ebay have been beat to hell. I'm not a huge fan of...
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