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09-12-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

1. Yes. You are confused. You just don't know you...

1. Yes. You are confused. You just don't know you are confused. You are conflating two different things here.
2. If you took a marker and colored one side of the spaghetti, you will realize you are...
09-12-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

Hey I appreciate the experiment. However as I...

Hey I appreciate the experiment. However as I said this is buckling, not the effect of lateral force on the spaghetti. My assumption was correct that you are getting these confused with each other.
...
09-08-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

What do you mean I got my head handed to me? I...

What do you mean I got my head handed to me? I thought you realized your mistake and we moved on after you admitted it? You're now saying you won? Here is the exact quote of you admitting your...
09-07-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Yan

Yes all cassettes are the same. Your plan is fine.

Yes all cassettes are the same. Your plan is fine.
09-07-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

I just got done with you on that brake heat...

I just got done with you on that brake heat debate and am not really interested in debating you on yet one more of your physics misconceptions. Yes, you can dissect the force into the horizontal and...
09-07-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By Yan

4D shorts are made by aliens from the future.

4D shorts are made by aliens from the future.
09-07-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 9,731
Posted By Yan

Because society is getting fatter everyday. Look...

Because society is getting fatter everyday. Look around you.
09-07-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

There is no lateral force on the wheels.when...

There is no lateral force on the wheels.when cornering. The bike is leaning into the corner, that converts any lateral force into perfectly straight down force as far as the bike is concerned. You...
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Yan

In my experience the more ultralight the pad, the...

In my experience the more ultralight the pad, the easier it punctures. But patching punctures has never been a problem for me. I have multiple patches on each of my pads and have never had a patch...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,547
Posted By Yan

I do the opposite. For two nights I can tolerate...

I do the opposite. For two nights I can tolerate a **** ultralight setup, but for the long haul I use a two person tent for comfort. I can't use an ultralight setup for several months straight. Too...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By Yan

Hey how about a rebate for regular bikes? Why...

Hey how about a rebate for regular bikes? Why only e-bikes???
08-31-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,459
Posted By Yan

Because, wait for it... racism. DUN! Dun!...

Because, wait for it... racism. DUN! Dun! dunnnnnn..... Yes let's do this again baby!
08-30-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Yan

They are rubber. You pull them off like a sock...

They are rubber. You pull them off like a sock and slip the new ones on. It will take some finger strength.
08-29-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Yan

This is going to degrade shifting and it's best...

This is going to degrade shifting and it's best to get the hanger aligned. Get the tool below. It is only $50 and is nearly identical to the more expensive Park Tool version. I own both and they work...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Yan

Non free standing tents are fine for the Erie...

Non free standing tents are fine for the Erie Canal. They will work as long as you are on terrain that holds stakes securely. In barren areas where the ground is sandy, no.

I would look at...
08-28-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 979
Posted By Yan

I like to ride between 1am and 4 am. The sun is...

I like to ride between 1am and 4 am. The sun is my nemesis.
08-28-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,178
Posted By Yan

Topeak Road Morph pump. Good old traditional glue...

Topeak Road Morph pump. Good old traditional glue patches. Never failed me on the side of the road.
08-28-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,533
Posted By Yan

To stay slim and attract the females as the rest...

To stay slim and attract the females as the rest of America gets fatter every day. Gotta keep ahead of the competition.
08-25-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,473
Posted By Yan

There is an app called "Windy" that I used while...

There is an app called "Windy" that I used while touring in Mongolia. It does detailed wind forecasts.
08-25-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,406
Posted By Yan

What the hell is with you people and all this...

What the hell is with you people and all this negativity? The OP rides a $300 bike. You want him to spend $40 on some fancy lights? That's almost 15% of his entire bike. Not everybody here is a bling...
08-24-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,389
Posted By Yan

People say that clipless is irrelevant outside of...

People say that clipless is irrelevant outside of a racing setting.

I agree with this completely. It makes no practical difference in a non-racing setting. We're talking about very small...
08-24-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Yan

Don't use quick release seat post clamps. Get a...

Don't use quick release seat post clamps. Get a bolted one. A bit harder for someone to casually steal your saddle too.
08-24-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,389
Posted By Yan

Studs prevent your feet from sliding forward and...

Studs prevent your feet from sliding forward and backwards. I've yet to see any studs that prevent your feet from lifting up. That would be magic.

If you're talking about tipping your feet forward...
08-22-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,663
Posted By Yan

It sucks that they had to walk their bike, but on...

It sucks that they had to walk their bike, but on the bright side at least they're not a ******bag.
08-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,097
Posted By Yan

And back on topic: Microshift is a Taiwanese...

And back on topic:

Microshift is a Taiwanese company. They are not related to SRAM. They are known for their bar end shifters which have wide compatibility with the major brands, most useful for...
08-18-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Yan

They don't rust. They are made from either...

They don't rust. They are made from either aluminum or brass.
08-18-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 625
Posted By Yan

Don't get Kool Stop Salmon pads. They are...

Don't get Kool Stop Salmon pads. They are notorious for squealing. Velo Orange sells some "squeal free" pads. I've used them before and they didn't seem like anything special. My brakes were already...
08-17-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,522
Posted By Yan

When all the rubber is wore away and you start...

When all the rubber is wore away and you start seeing the fabric gut of the tire.
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,758
Posted By Yan

This is utterly wrong. The brake pads cover less...

This is utterly wrong. The brake pads cover less than one square inch of the rim. They're not some blanket that prevents heat from escaping. Your rims are losing heat at the same rate regardless of...
08-12-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,544
Posted By Yan

It's very simple, let me explain: Here in...

It's very simple, let me explain:

Here in America people love to sue for everything, and the courts are very friendly to people who sue. If Shimano refuses to honor a recall and someone has an...
Forum: Touring
08-05-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Yan

Going Heavy

Less is not more. Sometimes more is more and less will turn you into a parched mummy. Where are all the expedition touring pics?
...
08-05-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,245
Posted By Yan

Riding easier, faster, and further is more fun....

Riding easier, faster, and further is more fun. If I only cared about exercise, I could chain a boulder behind my bike, ride from my back yard to my front yard, and call it a day. Exercise done. But...
08-02-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,927
Posted By Yan

Two kids riding on one bike, decide to bomb down...

Two kids riding on one bike, decide to bomb down a hill, inevitably crashes, one kid dies. Sorry for their loss but this is bad parenting. It has nothing to do with the bike.
08-01-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Yan

36-11 is 38km/h (23 mph) at 90 rpm 42-11 is...

36-11 is 38km/h (23 mph) at 90 rpm
42-11 is 44km/h (28 mph) at 90 rpm
42-11 is 54km/h (34 mph) at 110 rpm

I assure you, nobody is hitting 34 mph on a hybrid, ever.
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By Yan

Panniers are less aerodynamic and will slow you...

Panniers are less aerodynamic and will slow you down a bit.

The main advantage is ease of use. All those little bikepacking pouches are a pain in the ass to load and unload. It comes down to how...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,368
Posted By Yan

You don't have a monopoly on ultra-light...

You don't have a monopoly on ultra-light products. The kitchen sink guys are also using high end camping gear. The international flights and hotels are the main expenses in touring. I have to stay in...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,368
Posted By Yan

Thanks for sharing this. I just bought one.

Thanks for sharing this. I just bought one.
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,368
Posted By Yan

Yes that's all very nice, but "enjoyment factor...

Yes that's all very nice, but "enjoyment factor increases as weight decreases?" I don't think so.

My tour is my vacation. I'm not going to spend my vacation sleeping under some damp tarp like the...
07-25-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
Posted By Yan

Type "Sheldon Brown" into Google and then type...

Type "Sheldon Brown" into Google and then type the name of the part after it. He has a website that explains everything you need to know about standards compatibility for all parts of the bike.
Forum: Touring
07-17-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By Yan

Best way to break in a new Brooks saddle is to...

Best way to break in a new Brooks saddle is to hose it soaking wet and go for a ride. Boom, broken in after one ride. Does this shorten the life of the saddle? Yes, it shortens it by the 1000 miles...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Yan

Uglification doesn't work. Plenty of old ugly...

Uglification doesn't work. Plenty of old ugly bikes get stolen. An experienced thief knows the worth of bikes.

Store your bike at a secure location at work. Indoors preferably. I've even worked in...
07-14-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 904
Posted By Yan

There's no such thing as a braking curve. When...

There's no such thing as a braking curve. When you are about to be run over by a car, you go from zero to full brake application at the human reaction speed. At this point, if you have applied the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,576
Posted By Yan

BIke packing is to bike touring what rock...

BIke packing is to bike touring what rock climbing is to mountaineering. There are many similarities but I wouldn't call them identical.
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,955
Posted By Yan

Wrong. Hard tail mountain bikes are...

Wrong.

Hard tail mountain bikes are excellent touring bikes. Outside of America pretty much everybody tours on flat bar bikes. Drop bar touring bikes are only fashionable in the US.

If changing...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By Yan

I use the various versions of the Schwabe...

I use the various versions of the Schwabe Marathon in either 32 or 35 width, depending on whatever is on sale. They have great puncture resistance and very long life.

If you want good on road...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By Yan

America is the only country in the world where if...

America is the only country in the world where if you camp on private land someone will show up and kick you off, wave a gun in your face. Canada is a bit better than America. Anywhere else in the...
06-10-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Yan

Good find with the compatibility chart. Looks...

Good find with the compatibility chart. Looks like this is compatible and the SRAM product page is simply wrong.
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,710
Posted By Yan

I've used brifters, bar ends, and downtube...

I've used brifters, bar ends, and downtube shifters. Right now my touring bike is set up with bar end for the rear and downtube for the front. I use bar end shifters for touring because they can be...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Yan

I have a Garmin Fenix 5, the model from a few...

I have a Garmin Fenix 5, the model from a few years ago. I use it as a bike computer. I gives me heart rate, elevation, and GPS track data. I also use it for hikes. None of these things are that...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,432
Posted By Yan

Thankfully that road was absolutely diamond...

Thankfully that road was absolutely diamond smooth, like all roads in China. I don't think my panniers would have survived rough roads carrying that much weight.
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