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05-20-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,893
Posted By mschwett

i think i stated it very clearly: most...

i think i stated it very clearly:



most roads i ride on are like this: a car can safely pass one bike without endangering the cyclist or a cyclist or car in the oncoming lane. two cyclists next...
05-19-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 247
Posted By mschwett

to some extent, thatís what iím wondering. would...

to some extent, thatís what iím wondering. would it be better (lighter, more reliable, less environmental impact) if bikes had a low voltage network with a smallish central battery that could power...
05-19-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 247
Posted By mschwett

sorry, i assumed people would read the post text....

sorry, i assumed people would read the post text. good point!
05-19-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 247
Posted By mschwett

the question was actually ďin or on your bike,Ē...

the question was actually ďin or on your bike,Ē should have specified also on your body!
05-19-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 247
Posted By mschwett

****, i forgot that.

****, i forgot that.
05-19-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 247
Posted By mschwett

how many batteries are in your bike?

inspired by a recent conversation in another thread about batteries, e-bikes, etc.

for your most-commonly ridden bike, or the one you put the most miles on, count all the separate batteries in...
05-19-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,893
Posted By mschwett

maybe thatís a good trade off. i suppose it...

maybe thatís a good trade off. i suppose it depends on the road.

what i see more commonly on the relatively narrow roads i ride on is that the shoulder + lane or single lane on the uphill side is...
05-19-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,893
Posted By mschwett

i understand all that (iím a principal of a firm...

i understand all that (iím a principal of a firm that does, among other things, urban design), and in california the law is very clear that if the lane is of substandard width, or the bike lane /...
05-18-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,893
Posted By mschwett

or they could ride single file as far to the...

or they could ride single file as far to the right as safely possible, only taking a wider part of the lane when theyíre traveling at similar speeds to traffic (downhill, 20-25 speed limits) or itís...
05-15-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By mschwett

i did a loop today down along skyline, crystal...

i did a loop today down along skyline, crystal springs, and caŮada, and then back up (approx 1pm) the bay trail and all the other ****** roads it connects to over there. the headwind going northwest...
05-15-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,347
Posted By mschwett

99% ? there are many global cities with...

99% ?

there are many global cities with cycling mode share past 10%, or 10x more than your broad generalization. most are in europe or asia of course, but even in the US there are cities in the 5%...
05-15-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By mschwett

too much pressure on the hands and particularly...

too much pressure on the hands and particularly the carpal tunnel, which contains critical nerves. probably not really a “circulation” issue.

your weight should mostly be on your feet, then your...
05-15-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 299,127
Posted By mschwett

83.5 flat miles (3,250í) miserable headwinds...

83.5 flat miles (3,250í)

miserable headwinds (approx 30mph) on the return leg. never again.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By mschwett

thanks everyone. i was able to make it to the...

thanks everyone. i was able to make it to the shop today and these are readily available, so i changed it in advance of tomorrow's ride. tubeless conversion will have to wait another 1,000 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By mschwett

is this still rideable?

specialized turbo cotton 700x26

still a tiny bit of the wear dots visible, but just noticed that a bit of the outer (black) part is delaminating from the inner (tan) part.

this is the rear, iíd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By mschwett

good summary. the last step in the story is, they...

good summary. the last step in the story is, they strengthened the wheels slightly (and in the case of the alpinist, went to a lighter hub to offset the weight) and are now selling identical-looking...
05-07-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,247
Posted By mschwett

here in san francisco we have quite a few roads...

here in san francisco we have quite a few roads and mixed use paths that are very near sea level, and more and more frequently flood during king tides. iíve stupidly ridden through these, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 540,537
Posted By mschwett

a familiar road for most Bay Area road cyclists… ...

a familiar road for most Bay Area road cyclists…


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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20,404
Views: 4,705,518
Posted By mschwett

some aerothan tubes. had a slow leak on the rear...

some aerothan tubes. had a slow leak on the rear (about 20psi a day) so I changed it out, so far so good. 30 whole grams saved per wheel 😂😂
05-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,511
Posted By mschwett

ironically, when i had covid i was FASTER on the...

ironically, when i had covid i was FASTER on the bike because my heart rate was 10% higher across the board, and i basically had no other symptoms after a day or two of crushing fatigue. iíd had...
05-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By mschwett

definitely too tall in localized spots, a couple...

definitely too tall in localized spots, a couple inches across. too tall by perhaps 3-4mm.

when uninflated, the bead of the tire would sit in the deep trough in the middle of the rim, next to the...
05-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By mschwett

they can be. theyíre not really designed for...

they can be. theyíre not really designed for this, as theyíll beep at / notify someone with an iphone who has a tag thatís not theirs ďfollowing themĒ around. this is an anti-stalking feature to...
05-02-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By mschwett

he or she was tricked into it by the marketing,...

he or she was tricked into it by the marketing, which is the only reason anything new is purchased!
05-01-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By mschwett

haha, yeah iíve seen that. 100 isnít over the max...

haha, yeah iíve seen that. 100 isnít over the max in this case.



yeah, my thinking too - if itís not right, donít add more pressure. that said, the tube definitely wasnít between the tire and...
05-01-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By mschwett

risk of seating a tire with compressor?

Iíve had a slow leak in my rear tire for a while (-20psi a day) so I decided to put in a new tube. roval alpinist clx rim, specialized turbo cotton 26mm tire. wheel off, tire off, tube out, a little...
05-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By mschwett

the batteries that drive my di2 setup seem to...

the batteries that drive my di2 setup seem to last a VERY long time; so long that you'd have warning of them being low long before any ride of a reasonable length could exhaust them. i'm sure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By mschwett

doesn't the varia not work while charging? when i...

doesn't the varia not work while charging? when i plug mine in, it immediately disconnects and the light turns off. or are you thinking of charging while on a break? in that case, any small USB power...
05-01-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By mschwett

the bike plan actually has provisions for major...

the bike plan actually has provisions for major east-west improvements from the park to market street, and there are already some semi-decent bike lanes. The protected stretch on fell from Steiner is...
04-30-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By mschwett

i get bored/inattentive and drift back to 56/44...

i get bored/inattentive and drift back to 56/44 before my left leg fatigues. it does feel unnatural, and if i get out of the saddle and really hammer, the peak power is notably lower (900 vs 1100) if...
04-29-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By mschwett

nice. i am absolutely going to do that. thanks!!

nice. i am absolutely going to do that. thanks!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,138
Posted By mschwett

i am somewhat curious what non-professional...

i am somewhat curious what non-professional really cares about a bike being +/- 300g heavier. maybe itís an outlier but when i look at high end road bikes which came both disc and rim (e.g. tarmac...
04-29-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By mschwett

4 more hard-ish rides and my balance is holding...

4 more hard-ish rides and my balance is holding at 45/55. i can definitely ďtargetĒ the left leg and bring the power up to 50/50 by being very conscious of it, but after 10-15 seconds i go back to...
04-29-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By mschwett

+100,000 itís also a not so subtle way to to...

+100,000

itís also a not so subtle way to to imply that weíre all naive and easily fooled whereas they are discerning and wise.
04-29-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,710
Posted By mschwett

that's fair, everyone has a different mental...

that's fair, everyone has a different mental outlook and work may be a positive or negative factor for a million different reasons. it's definitely a big change for most people to go from full time...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,138
Posted By mschwett

i do the same, gravel and road wheels/tires, and...

i do the same, gravel and road wheels/tires, and sometimes have to loosen the calipers, brake, retighten. it takes 30 seconds perhaps, and tends to occur when i've ridden one wheelset for a long time...
04-28-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,457
Posted By mschwett

hereís my comparison: fiveTens + stamp1...

hereís my comparison:

fiveTens + stamp1 pedals: 431g + 166g = 597g

exos and speedplay cleats + speedplay pedals: 258g + 84g = 342g

pretty big difference of 255g per side, explains why it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,138
Posted By mschwett

i assume the issue is not how long it takes under...

i assume the issue is not how long it takes under ideal circumstances but what happens when the alignment of the disk and caliper is off and it rubs? then you have to loosen the caliper bolts, brake,...
04-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By mschwett

of course things have to sell well to be...

of course things have to sell well to be successful products, so theyíre engineered/designed to meet a price point. that doesnít mean you donít get more for your dollar, or the same for less dollars,...
04-28-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By mschwett

56/44 = 1.27? or, 56-44 = 12, 12/44 = .27? ...

56/44 = 1.27?

or, 56-44 = 12, 12/44 = .27?

the numbers seem ďsorta close to 50Ē but the difference between 44% of something and 56% is pretty big!
04-27-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By mschwett

iím now wondering if the mild numbness i get in...

iím now wondering if the mild numbness i get in my left hand, and only my left hand, is somehow related to
this asymmetry! when i rarely get back pain riding, itís in my lower right back. so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,138
Posted By mschwett

On a heavy bike, a heavy-ish rider, with little...

On a heavy bike, a heavy-ish rider, with little skill, dragging both brakes down frequent long steep descents in a mix of sun, fog, wind, rain, blowing sand, etc etc, i fully trashed a set of front...
04-27-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,710
Posted By mschwett

i'm many years away from it, but i can speak from...

i'm many years away from it, but i can speak from family experience to the fact that retirement is one of the most stressful periods of life. many of us spend our adult lives shaping and adapting to...
04-27-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,457
Posted By mschwett

wow! i'll have to weigh mine when i get home, but...

wow! i'll have to weigh mine when i get home, but supposedly the road shoes i've been using (s-works exos) only weigh Ī150g, so maybe Ī200g with cleats. that could explain why the 510s feel like they...
04-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,755
Posted By mschwett

i also tried to pay once with an obsolete form of...

i also tried to pay once with an obsolete form of tender, except it was a couple of medium sized stone disks from the island of yap. wierdly they didnít want those either?
04-27-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,624
Posted By mschwett

26mm (they actually measure the same as a 25) on...

26mm (they actually measure the same as a 25) on my road-only bike, turbo cottons.

32mm road tires (GP5000 tubeless) on what i guess is a ďgravellyĒ road bike, with another set of beater rims with...
04-27-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,457
Posted By mschwett

yep. 90% of the time iím riding in my street...

yep. 90% of the time iím riding in my street shoes or clipless road shoes, but i have a pair of FiveTens for more serious off road riding. i do wish they didnít weigh 5,000,000 lbs each though. or at...
04-26-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,457
Posted By mschwett

BF = bikeForums. I rarely see this attituded...

BF = bikeForums. I rarely see this attituded expressed so confidently as here.

Since you referenced "thousands of dollars in fashionable, trendy equipment" I assumed you were not just talking...
04-26-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,457
Posted By mschwett

i am curious how you know that those people...

i am curious how you know that those people arenít getting ďmoreĒ out of cycling than a rider who has a casual attitude towards their gear, 8 year old or otherwise?

i donít really get the BF...
04-26-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By mschwett

appreciate the input, all! my guess is that iím...

appreciate the input, all! my guess is that iím in the ďit doesnít really matterĒ camp since my heart rate sits in the preferred zone (for me 100-130 max) and stays there for most of the ride. if my...
04-25-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,397
Posted By mschwett

i discovered that some of the explanation for the...

i discovered that some of the explanation for the surprisingly low numbers i got from one of my bikes is partially explained by leg asymmetry. my dual sided meter was only transmitting the left side...
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