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09-19-19, 01:13 PM
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Posted By elcruxio

I'll have to get back to this after I discuss it...

I'll have to get back to this after I discuss it with a friend who's a math wiz but at first glance the formula seems too simplistic to factor in all relevant forces. Just the formulae for cornering...
09-19-19, 11:39 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

You keep throwing out numbers and jobst brandt...

You keep throwing out numbers and jobst brandt quotes but you don't really specify your arguments other than something is safe and something else is unsafe.

Could you explain the whole cornering...
09-19-19, 10:42 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

I meant how do you accurately measure whether...

I meant how do you accurately measure whether you're cornering at say 0.9g and braking at 0.2g? Do you have a garmin unit that tells you or...?
09-19-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

Just out of curiosity, how do you measure your...

Just out of curiosity, how do you measure your braking and cornering forces and how do you relate those to brake lever pressure?

Also it'd be wise to refrain from yelling fallacy if you can't...
09-19-19, 07:41 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

I'll readily agree that there are instances where...

I'll readily agree that there are instances where it is necessary to brake even when conventional wisdom says otherwise. If the corner is in a steep downhill section there's sometimes no other...
09-19-19, 02:16 AM
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Views: 40,061
Posted By elcruxio

Going through corners so fast you need to brake...

Going through corners so fast you need to brake while cornering is safe? I'll have to disagree with that. Safe is when you have enough margin to maneuver corrections if something goes wrong or...
09-17-19, 11:35 PM
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Posted By elcruxio

You really are an enigma. I particularly remember...

You really are an enigma. I particularly remember you and the other guy raving about how unsafe it is to descend on the hoods and how the only responsible and safe way to descend is on the drops.
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09-17-19, 02:01 PM
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Views: 40,061
Posted By elcruxio

If you're going slow then yes, braking can...

If you're going slow then yes, braking can decrease the turn radius. But when you're approaching limits of friction braking mid turn will require you to allocate friction for braking instead of...
09-16-19, 11:58 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

Well, this is just me but drop bars are for me...

Well, this is just me but drop bars are for me the only bar type that does not cause issues along the way. I could ride the hoods indefinitely but the different hand positions offer different muscle...
09-10-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,932
Posted By elcruxio

For a long time I had reservations about...

For a long time I had reservations about hydraulic disc brakes since my experiences were pretty mixed. My first hydro brake was a Magura Julie, which was ok. Not great and not really an improvement...
09-06-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,979
Posted By elcruxio

I have also not experienced undue flex with my...

I have also not experienced undue flex with my long haul trucker even with a combined system weight of 330lbs. I do climb out of saddle on tour and the LHT is stable and unflexing for that kind of...
09-05-19, 01:08 PM
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Posted By elcruxio

I know what you said before you edited your post....

I know what you said before you edited your post. It wasn't very nice. But you really should comment on the riding posture side of things as its kinda important in the grand scheme of things....
09-05-19, 12:27 PM
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Posted By elcruxio

Well you offend easily. I’ll try to be less blunt...

Well you offend easily. I’ll try to be less blunt / honest in the future.

However there are some serious flaws in your reasoning which I suspect rise from your inexperience with road bike posture...
09-05-19, 09:48 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

Duuuude! Sigh.... I suppose your opinions...

Duuuude! Sigh....

I suppose your opinions are the kind which rise out of not seeing or understanding the bigger picture or understanding the basics of posture.

I'm on my phone so briefly: that...
09-05-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

It gets really confusing at times. Profession...

It gets really confusing at times. Profession wise I mostly deal with either EU or GB vocab. Recreationally I read both british and US writers but most impactful books have come from the brit side,...
09-05-19, 12:33 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

I don't know if it's my large hands (size 11),...

I don't know if it's my large hands (size 11), mountain biking experience, stable riding position or all of the above combined but I too have no issues having secure braking from the hoods.

I can...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By elcruxio

Before we've mainly used phones for navigation....

Before we've mainly used phones for navigation. At worst this meant taking out the phone at every intersection and checking directions.

Also by using just phone provided maps without turn by turn...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By elcruxio

We've been using ortlieb back and front roller...

We've been using ortlieb back and front roller panniers for years now. I honestly have nothing bad to say about them. They are durable, spacious, easy to use and waterproof enough to use as flotation...
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,698
Posted By elcruxio

Yes, and? It could be chromoly for all I care....

Yes, and? It could be chromoly for all I care. Also if I recall Shimano used steel in some of their hubs. But it's not really the material but how it is designed.
Like I said, my Hope RS Mono has...
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,698
Posted By elcruxio

For hubs my Hope RS mono has faired admirably...

For hubs my Hope RS mono has faired admirably with tandem grade loads. It did bust a bearing at one point but bearings are expendables in these types of hubs. Yet it cost a fraction of a Chris King...
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By elcruxio

My advice in general is that you should not try...

My advice in general is that you should not try new stuff on tour. You should of course try new stuff but only when you can safely verify the functionality of said stuff. On tour is a bad time to...
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,698
Posted By elcruxio

In general there isn't a reason not to use...

In general there isn't a reason not to use Shimano road hubs if they serve the purpose of the wheelset.

I try to find hubs with 36 spokes and I'm not sure if Shimano road hubs offer that option....
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,298
Posted By elcruxio

I suppose me and my wife represent the other end...

I suppose me and my wife represent the other end of the spectrum. Usually when we do week+ tours we have four panniers each, handlebar bags for the valuables and a rack bags.

For me the weight...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By elcruxio

Like Trevtassie I use a Frio evaporative bag. All...

Like Trevtassie I use a Frio evaporative bag. All it needs is water and keeps meds cool in even pretty high heat situations.

I've survived months with just a frio bag and no refridgeration for my...
06-09-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,075
Posted By elcruxio

The rampant corruption in the US medical industry...

The rampant corruption in the US medical industry isnít a science issue is it?

However both MDMA and Speed are amphetamines, which are a class of substances which have been found to be useful for...
06-09-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,075
Posted By elcruxio

Ah, I must have misread. I thought you meant...

Ah, I must have misread. I thought you meant science and not rampant corruption in the US medical system.
FYI, if you really wanted to discuss ethical and correct, scientific use of drugs you should...
06-08-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,075
Posted By elcruxio

I don't know where you get your science, but in...

I don't know where you get your science, but in Europe where I live opioids are regulated and only available with prescription because of their dangers and addiction potential. I don't know a single...
06-05-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,075
Posted By elcruxio

Ah yes, I should have elaborated. Statistically...

Ah yes, I should have elaborated. Statistically throughout the ages it has been a very deadly substance. Exposure is inevitably deadly.
06-05-19, 12:15 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

Ah yes, chemicals. I try to avoid them as much as...

Ah yes, chemicals. I try to avoid them as much as possible. The one I try to stay furthest away from is dihydrogen monoxide. Anyone who's ever ingested it has died but it's still used extensively in...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,188
Posted By elcruxio

The weight limits schwalbe gives are per tire. So...

The weight limits schwalbe gives are per tire. So 480lbs is the actual limit
05-26-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By elcruxio

Some more expensive floor pumps have better...

Some more expensive floor pumps have better nozzles and more accurate pressure gauges. They may also be made with more metal parts which can increase durability.

Personally I bought an expensive...
05-26-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,547
Posted By elcruxio

That doesn't relate to diet though. Metformin has...

That doesn't relate to diet though. Metformin has some interesting functional mechanisms which have an effect on glucose metabolism but it's not in fact the glucose moderating effect of metforming...
05-25-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,547
Posted By elcruxio

Uhhh. How to put this... While technically...

Uhhh. How to put this...
While technically you're partially right, the motivation of the bolded part is completely wrong.

Firstly, yes, cancer cells get their energy from glucose, namely blood...
05-24-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,996
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Posted By elcruxio

It's there, somewhere in this thread. Read it...

It's there, somewhere in this thread. Read it from the beginning.





If you can't figure this one out I really can't help you. However that too has been discussed extensively in this topic. I...
05-24-19, 07:43 AM
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Posted By elcruxio

I suppose we could go into semantics of the risk...

I suppose we could go into semantics of the risk of everything. But lets just say in general that the health benefits of active cycling outweigh the negative effects of not wearing a helmet by...
05-24-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,696
Posted By elcruxio

Think of a situation where in the summertime...

Think of a situation where in the summertime you'd be free to walk around in whatever garments you chose. But in the winter time you'd have to use a helmet for walking. Would you think walking in the...
05-24-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,547
Posted By elcruxio

I currently live on a small farm. My...

I currently live on a small farm. My father-in-law does the farming and I just live here. The way he farms would likely be considered organic but he just hasn't bothered with the certification....
05-23-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,368
Posted By elcruxio

Ok so what that test is telling me is that the...

Ok so what that test is telling me is that the BBInfinite bearings may actually be really, really bad. There are these chinese bearing marketing videos where they show how a Chinese "superior"...
05-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,368
Posted By elcruxio

Well on the commuting thing. I'm currently saving...

Well on the commuting thing. I'm currently saving up for a carbon framed fat bike which will serve in large part as a commuter and specifically a winter commuter. The fat bike is obvious for winter...
05-01-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By elcruxio

Well, ideally you should probably do both. Volume...

Well, ideally you should probably do both. Volume through riding lots and lots of slow miles and intensity through HIIT once or twice a week.

However since you're aiming for the 60 miler you...
04-19-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,990
Posted By elcruxio

To me this feels like a "no real scotsman". Just...

To me this feels like a "no real scotsman". Just because hardly anyone does it does not mean it isn't valid as a training method. On top of that polarized training has been a staple of top level...
04-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,990
Posted By elcruxio

I've understood junk miles are miles done at...

I've understood junk miles are miles done at constant zone 3-4 where one tries to ride really fast for relatively short distances, ie. 20-40 miles. This means that one rides for a couple of hours...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By elcruxio

As much as I've tried to look I have yet to find...

As much as I've tried to look I have yet to find a 4 season tent that dries clothes when it has been raining for a week straight.
I can very much understand why someone would want to occasionally...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By elcruxio

It kinda looks like a car interior heater, but...

It kinda looks like a car interior heater, but those usually put out heat in the 1000+watt range.

interesting idea. I've heard of people using multi fuel burners as space heaters but it never...
Forum: Touring
03-18-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,891
Posted By elcruxio

The only thing (it's more of a compound problem...

The only thing (it's more of a compound problem of things but I digress) that has really made me consider taking a plane home (and has made us take trains pretty often. Train travel is also fun) is...
Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,452
Posted By elcruxio

I need to revisit what I wrote there. I have the...

I need to revisit what I wrote there. I have the flu so I'm not exactly firing with all cylinders at the moment.





That's actually the whole point of this whole discussion. Everything...
Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,452
Posted By elcruxio

It's hard to say exactly how much is significant...

It's hard to say exactly how much is significant without doing some extensive testing. But what is clear is that the bracing angle difference is significant which in turn means that the wheel is much...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,452
Posted By elcruxio

That is interesting. I wonder if the person who...

That is interesting. I wonder if the person who said it still works there. Or if it was before they moved locations and the quality went down... But it does not detract from the fact that more...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,452
Posted By elcruxio

Not this one in particular but you tend to have...

Not this one in particular but you tend to have the same mistakes in every wheel thread.



You only considered one point which was the spoke density. I also mentioned the bracing angle. Now I'll...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,452
Posted By elcruxio

I wonder from which year that recommendation is...

I wonder from which year that recommendation is from. If we go back 30 years it may have been a valid recommendation. It's also kinda valid for tandems with 700c wheels (but not really and I'll get...
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