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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,173
Posted By Jasper Storm

1X for road is just marketing schtick. It never...

1X for road is just marketing schtick. It never even passed the smell test with me.

Other than some TT bikes, I have yet to race/ride with anyone with a 1X on pavement, save one guy whose race...
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,540
Posted By Jasper Storm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMnxjdGTK4w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMnxjdGTK4w
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,662
Posted By Jasper Storm

I hate them, too. They make pretty good...

I hate them, too.

They make pretty good barriers to street sweepers, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,162
Posted By Jasper Storm

Not worth the hassle and expense. They still...

Not worth the hassle and expense.

They still have their place in cyclocross, where certain course conditions may require ultra-low psi, and high-level road or track racing.

I do have a nice set...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,410
Posted By Jasper Storm

Always leave the cellophane on patch repairs at...

Always leave the cellophane on patch repairs at the time of installation. It won't hurt/abrade anything inside your tire. You can mess up your patch job trying to remove it, however.
You can remove...
07-03-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,867
Posted By Jasper Storm

That sealant is definitely slippery when wet. ...

That sealant is definitely slippery when wet.

I had my bike wash out on me once after a light rain, on a mild curve, under gentle braking.

I think I was running a GP4000 tire, not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,410
Posted By Jasper Storm

I always patch tubes. I have a 100 pack of...

I always patch tubes.

I have a 100 pack of Rema patches, along with many tubes of cement in my tool box.

I had a winter training wheel tube that had 18 patches, many overlapping. I figured I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,444
Posted By Jasper Storm

When I clicked on this thread and saw botto's...

When I clicked on this thread and saw botto's avatar I about crapped. Then, yeah...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Jasper Storm

Hand position? Praying. Praying you don't have...

Hand position? Praying. Praying you don't have to use your brakes.

I use IAB extensively and am very comfortable with the position, but won't interlock my fingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,135
Posted By Jasper Storm

Was out walking around, doing some errands and my...

Was out walking around, doing some errands and my return route took me past the local Performance store. I wasn't even thinking about them, but the same guy that has held the "Furniture Store...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,164
Posted By Jasper Storm

Cold road sprayed lycra Makes significant...

Cold road sprayed lycra
Makes significant shrinkage
Bladder won't empty
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,095
Posted By Jasper Storm

I'm definitely a convert to front illumination in...

I'm definitely a convert to front illumination in daylight hours.

When I'm out riding on the road I use a Light and Motion 650 (bright enough, but not "rave party strobe-like") on my bars set to...
Forum: Foo
10-16-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By Jasper Storm

I might have gone 9.5k on full synthetic before,...

I might have gone 9.5k on full synthetic before, I generally aim for every 8-9k miles, or so. DIY

I get the case of Mobil 1 at Costco when it's on sale and use a decent filter (e.g. Purolator Pure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jasper Storm

Pretty important if you're racing pro and maybe...

Pretty important if you're racing pro and maybe cat 1. Otherwise, nobody even cares/notices.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,739
Posted By Jasper Storm

I would advise against 8-speed setups if you plan...

I would advise against 8-speed setups if you plan on joining an actual team. I doubt you would be able to find any neutral wheel support in crits or road races.

I'd do whatever you can do to come...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,373
Posted By Jasper Storm

First road bike was 50/34 x 12-27 11sp. for...

First road bike was 50/34 x 12-27 11sp. for centuries/hilly rec rides.
Got stronger and lighter, went to 50/34 x 11-25 11sp. Started racing with this.
Got to the point in hilly races where not only...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,927
Posted By Jasper Storm

1. Mounting (Conti) tubulars 10 minutes after the...

1. Mounting (Conti) tubulars 10 minutes after the last coat of Mastik on the rim.
2. Wrapping bars/installing bar end plugs with new tape.
3. Cabling my TT bike.
4. Reading any BF thread that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,896
Posted By Jasper Storm

In before "Militant Home-brew Chain Lube Guy"...

In before "Militant Home-brew Chain Lube Guy" comes with his "Take one gallon of hydrazine rocket fuel, one quart of Red Line synthetic differential oil, and 5 pounds of free-range, organic beeswax...
02-04-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By Jasper Storm

Velo Veloce (or was it Veloce Velo?) on Mercer...

Velo Veloce (or was it Veloce Velo?) on Mercer Island.

ghunter's late, great shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By Jasper Storm

Lezyne floor pump with built-in analog gauge. ...

Lezyne floor pump with built-in analog gauge.

Paid $70'ish three or four years ago.

So far, haven't been maimed/killed due to any inaccuracies.
01-29-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By Jasper Storm

surak, Even if your bike frame had no...

surak,

Even if your bike frame had no provision for mounting fenders, there are ways to "jury rig" something so you can enjoy riding in Seattle year around.

My winter/rain bike has no eyelets...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,087
Posted By Jasper Storm

+1 (If it helps, I have the "knows his ass...

+1

(If it helps, I have the "knows his ass from a hole in the ground" endorsement on my license.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Jasper Storm

I'll admit I was ready to roll my eyes, but... ...

I'll admit I was ready to roll my eyes, but...

...Nice job!

Very interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,544
Posted By Jasper Storm

Probably black. I only wear white in nice...

Probably black.

I only wear white in nice weather and when I'm in top condition. So basically during race season. White's too pro-looking to wear if I'm 15 lbs overweight.

(I have two pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jasper Storm

Keep the Tarmac and buy a cheaper, less...

Keep the Tarmac and buy a cheaper, less aggressive bike for commuting. Better way to ease into road cycling from MTB.

I could easily commute on that Tarmac now, but I have many thousands of miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By Jasper Storm

Both the Gatorskin and GP 4000s tires have their...

Both the Gatorskin and GP 4000s tires have their applications. I use them both.

The GP 40000s is pretty much the gold standard for the combination of flat protection, speed, and grip. Some will...
07-24-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By Jasper Storm

Always enjoy your pics! I got to give you...

Always enjoy your pics!

I got to give you props. I'll see you posting bicycle shots in places that, the last time I was there, was in a 4x4 with a case of beer, and a .30-06.

I was last in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,605
Posted By Jasper Storm

Bikeforums members who get permanently banned...

Bikeforums members who get permanently banned over PM'd death threats regarding latex vs butyl tubes think "cross chain-fretter" needs to get his head together.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Jasper Storm

These: Zimco Lycra Cycling Bicycle Shoe...

These:

Zimco Lycra Cycling Bicycle Shoe Cover Booties Overshoes with Rear Zipper | eBay

Cheaply constructed (zipper might last 1 month or 2 years), but lightweight and inexpensive. Seller ships...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,376
Posted By Jasper Storm

There is nothing inherently bad about latex...

There is nothing inherently bad about latex tubes, they just have their own quirks and I wouldn't consider them as something that is going to provide great benefits to the average rider (i.e. people...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,376
Posted By Jasper Storm

I use both latex and butyl. Latex:...

I use both latex and butyl.

Latex: Competitive TT's (and training with race setup.)

Butyl: The other 97% of racing/riding.

Any sealant talk in this thread get the big "N/A" stamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By Jasper Storm

(With apologies to the cast of "Airplane!") ...

(With apologies to the cast of "Airplane!")

Elaine Dickinson: "We had a choice of Bullet 50's or Zondas"

Dr. Rumack: "Yes. Yes, I remember. I bought the Neutron Ultras."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,885
Posted By Jasper Storm

I think it's more important for a "beginner" to...

I think it's more important for a "beginner" to first learn the basics (e.g. holding a line, smooth pedaling, comfort in groups, etiquette, proper bike fit, etc) before caring about the tons of data...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,746
Posted By Jasper Storm

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,383
Posted By Jasper Storm

There are two types of people shopping for...

There are two types of people shopping for tubulars right now:

1. Cyclocross racers

2. Idiots
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,205
Posted By Jasper Storm

Wahl Balding Clipper ...

Wahl Balding Clipper
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,686
Posted By Jasper Storm

Someone might check on this, but I suspect some...

Someone might check on this, but I suspect some of these people who respond to ancient threads are the same people still sending in wedding ceremony/reception "accident" clips to "America's Funniest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,971
Posted By Jasper Storm

Definitely sell it. This isn't the usual BF...

Definitely sell it.

This isn't the usual BF "looking for a reason for unnecessary upgrades", this is the most fundamental thing in cycling, period. The correct frame size.

The sooner you cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jasper Storm

Big deal. Once, on Twitter, I got a "follow"...

Big deal.

Once, on Twitter, I got a "follow" from a hot-looking woman with zero tweets, and her profile was nothing but a link to a website in Romania.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Jasper Storm

"Every ride!" - Keyboard Cavendishes of the 41. ...

"Every ride!" - Keyboard Cavendishes of the 41.

In all seriousness, I'm with the 12-25 guys here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Jasper Storm

I have used RXS pedals for 6+ years now. The...

I have used RXS pedals for 6+ years now.

The cleats are probably the most walkable of any that I know of, great for those who do organized century/touring type rides where one stops and spends...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Jasper Storm

I've used the Park patches maybe 4 times in 5...

I've used the Park patches maybe 4 times in 5 years, and only one failed. I never rely on them as my primary go-to for punctures, they are option #3:

1. New tube or patch existing tube w/ Rema...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,826
Posted By Jasper Storm

This is no BS, I'll vouch for it. Every...

This is no BS, I'll vouch for it.

Every year, some unattached cat 4 or 5 triathlete only shows up at State ITT Championships, and blows away everybody else, not to be seen again for a year.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,826
Posted By Jasper Storm

I have thought about "catagories" at times,...

I have thought about "catagories" at times, usually after seeing a "cyclist killed" headline. Ready for to be outraged against some homicidal motorist, I end up finding out that the "cyclist" was...
07-10-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Jasper Storm

People will start dumping them on Craigslist in...

People will start dumping them on Craigslist in the next few days. They start near face value, by Thurs they can be $100 or sometimes less.

Don't ever do this ride w/o a valid bib. It's basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Jasper Storm

Those Jets are simply alloy wheels with the...

Those Jets are simply alloy wheels with the carbon being a non-structural, bonded-on, aerodynamic component, as opposed to modern, all carbon wheelsets.

I'm not sure about the mark on the wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,510
Posted By Jasper Storm

"Militant home-brewed chain lube" guy and "Upset...

"Militant home-brewed chain lube" guy and "Upset at non-waving cyclists" guy think the cross-chain worriers need to settle down.
06-22-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By Jasper Storm

P.S. Made the crank swap, the move from 50/34 to...

P.S. Made the crank swap, the move from 50/34 to 52/36 barely registered a difference. Same chain length as before.

P.P.S. That 52-11 will only be used when keeping up the watts on epic mountain...
06-21-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jasper Storm

What you are referring to, as far as that video...

What you are referring to, as far as that video shows, is Juneau Street, which is at the first rest stop (Seward Park).

There is no reason to need to use this rest stop, which is so close to the...
06-18-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By Jasper Storm

Thank you all for your help.

Thank you all for your help.
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