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10-06-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

You think we are going off topic? We are not off...

You think we are going off topic? We are not off topic, we just dipped down to lower grade level. How are you going to understand grade 8 physics when you don't know grade 7 physics? Now you are...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 498
Posted By Yan

Wow a 19t chainring. You are right that is very...

Wow a 19t chainring. You are right that is very small. Usually they don't go below 22t.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 498
Posted By Yan

That a good idea in theory but in practice you...

That a good idea in theory but in practice you don't get lower gears on a triple. Your lowest gear on a triple is 22 front 36 rear. On a triple you can't use a cassette bigger than 36. That's the...
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 498
Posted By Yan

Really, you haven't thought that? I have. I rode...

Really, you haven't thought that? I have. I rode a triple, then moved to a double, and finally built a single chainring touring bike this summer.

My thought process is that I top out at 18mph (29...
10-04-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

You are 100% correct that I'm mixing words. But...

You are 100% correct that I'm mixing words. But do you know why? I'm a veritable wordsmith here trying every which way to rephrase these simple explanations over and over again, with the bleak hope...
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,177
Posted By Yan

Fuel availability is a top priority for you, yet...

Fuel availability is a top priority for you, yet you refuse to consider multi-fuel stoves??? I am perplexed.

Multi-fuel stoves are the gold standard in my opinion. Ultralight backpackers have an...
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Yan

Continental Grand Prix Urban is tested for very...

Continental Grand Prix Urban is tested for very low rolling resistance for a tire of its size. That's probably what I'd get today if I was shopping for a commuter tire. Apart from the low rolling...
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 498
Posted By Yan

11-34t is a common choice for touring bikes. I...

11-34t is a common choice for touring bikes. I myself ran this setup for a long time.

In the future when your chainrings wear out and you need to replace them, I suggest going for a double...
10-04-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

Yes, I knew you would cop out of the bet...

Yes, I knew you would cop out of the bet challenge in a cowardly way, because that would prove you wrong and you don't like to admit it.



First of all, stop with the repeated "EWW" because it's...
10-04-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

Nope. Nice attempt at attempting to save face...

Nope. Nice attempt at attempting to save face after losing hehe. You were adamant that with the broom/spaghetti leaning, it would always collapse the same way. Now you've admitted it would collapse...
10-03-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

Sorry for leaving you hanging, I'm back from a...

Sorry for leaving you hanging, I'm back from a climbing trip.



So now you admit it is impossible to predict the way the bristles would collapse. But earlier you were adamantly against this with...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,630
Posted By Yan

Fat is 9 calories per gram while carbs are only...

Fat is 9 calories per gram while carbs are only 4. I read a book about arctic sledding where they made their own "fat cakes" as provisions. They also didn't bring any other type of food apart from...
09-14-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

Can we not use these cop out words like...

Can we not use these cop out words like "probably"? Will it or will it not? If you don't know just say you don't know.

But anyway I don't have a problem if you want to change the stick to a...
09-13-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

I'm sorry but can you answer my question more...

I'm sorry but can you answer my question more directly. I want to make sure we are on the same page before going forward. Otherwise we will just talk in circles.

If you think my summary of your...
09-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

I'm having some trouble following your...

I'm having some trouble following your description. Just to be clear based on your pictures we are talking about vertically standing spaghettis, yes? You're saying the one that bowed to the right...
09-12-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

I want to apologize for my rude tone earlier. I...

I want to apologize for my rude tone earlier. I can tell you are annoyed and you don't deserve that.

​​​​​​I see you didn't marker the spaghetti. I suggest you try it. I know it sounds odious but...
09-12-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 841
Posted By Yan

If your commute is an hour each way and it is on...

If your commute is an hour each way and it is on paved roads, I would use no wider than 28. There is simply no reason to sacrifice speed in exchange for more comfort when you are already riding on...
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.
...
09-09-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

WizardofBoz I agree with everything you said....

WizardofBoz I agree with everything you said. Good analysis.
09-08-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By Yan

Yes that 11t small cog is toast.

Yes that 11t small cog is toast.
09-08-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,852
Posted By Yan

It is possible for the wheel to flex easily....

It is possible for the wheel to flex easily. However it does not flex in practice because there is no lateral force on it.



???

When you are cornering the vector of force is traveling to the...
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...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,630
Posted By Yan

Hiking is a useful analogy but does not translate...

Hiking is a useful analogy but does not translate directly to cycling. With a pack you're carrying all the weight on your own muscles. On the bike you're carrying the weight on some rolling wheels....
09-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Yan

Yes

Yes
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, 12:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By Yan

You are f'ed. Cut the spokes off the wheel with...

You are f'ed. Cut the spokes off the wheel with bolt cutters and replace.
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Yan

Too bulky unfortunately, even compact...

Too bulky unfortunately, even compact instruments. The only ones that can work are harmonica and the flute variants. Water and crash damage are also issues.
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???
Forum: Touring
09-02-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Yan

There is no need to be scared of dogs. Most of...

There is no need to be scared of dogs. Most of them are all bark and no bite. Continue riding as normal and they will run off shortly. Even if they do try to bite you they are likely to go after your...
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Yan

Yes on that same trip I was also propositioned by...

Yes on that same trip I was also propositioned by a hotel receptionist while checking in. He even gave me a free room upgrade to sweeten things. Men are bold. Not very professional of him though.
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Yan

Thailand is amazing to tour in. However I was...

Thailand is amazing to tour in. However I was sexually assaulted in Thailand. I am a man. One night around 10 pm as I was touring through a quiet village area (it was hot so I liked to ride at...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 640
Posted By Yan

I had a look at this bike online. It is a flat...

I had a look at this bike online. It is a flat bar bike. Yours has drop bars? It doesn't seem to have eyelets for racks. Yours does?

As long as you can fit a rack to your bike I don't see...
08-31-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By Yan

The guy who gave him a bike wasn't a spectator....

The guy who gave him a bike wasn't a spectator. He was an employee of the racing team whose job is to have a backup bike ready in case a cyclist needs one.
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Yan

Did you check fore-aft hanger alignment in...

Did you check fore-aft hanger alignment in addition to top-bottom? That can also cause the cage to appear slanted.
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Yan

The holes are for tying your string. You get...

The holes are for tying your string. You get greater holding power by tying your string underground instead of at the surface. That's what people do in mountaineering.

On the product description...
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...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,038
Posted By Yan

You're not going to be able to ride up a 5800m...

You're not going to be able to ride up a 5800m pass without a rigorous acclimatization schedule. Starting at 3000m, it will take you a week to slowly make your way up there. If you decide to rush it,...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By Yan

I've done a ton of snow camping. It's for...

I've done a ton of snow camping. It's for stopping the draft.
08-28-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 14,472
Posted By Yan

Any accessories related to bike packing,...

Any accessories related to bike packing, especially those ridiculous mushroom-like pouches that people strap everywhere on their bikes. For some reason these things are ridiculously overpriced for...
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.
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