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10-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

I'm glad multiple someones are pioneering this...

I'm glad multiple someones are pioneering this CVT effort, this design may look good on paper but I don't like it regarding maintenance. Too many exposed mechanical parts in hidden nooks and crannies...
10-21-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

I knew manual CVT hubs existed, but I'm...

I knew manual CVT hubs existed, but I'm predicting a hub that can ALSO sense power and cadence and automatically adjust the CVT hub to keep everything between MY pre-specified cadence and power...
10-20-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Riveting

Hopefully your bars are not angled down like...

Hopefully your bars are not angled down like that. If so, that's your problem.
10-20-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

Automobile style CVT drivetrain in the rear hub,...

Automobile style CVT drivetrain in the rear hub, which is also paired with a power/cadence meter to keep me at my perfect power output of 230 watts and at 90 rpm.

This will certainly help my knees...
10-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Riveting

The position of those drop bars is absolutely...

The position of those drop bars is absolutely hideous.
10-20-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By Riveting

Hiss duration is a factor. How long do you hear...

Hiss duration is a factor. How long do you hear the hiss? If you have to fumble around for a few seconds to get the pump nozzle off completely, while it's hissing the entire time, you're likely...
10-19-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 886
Posted By Riveting

Every 20 miles for 10 minutes, and sometimes more...

Every 20 miles for 10 minutes, and sometimes more time if I need to cool down in the shade in the heat of the summer.
10-18-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Riveting

"All-Road" is the preferred pronoun.

"All-Road" is the preferred pronoun.
10-18-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 879
Posted By Riveting

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/561x800/18fd5a797fad60943196fa14d0c59789_be209f2299785a12a05a0d2b2f50f0beab063bd2.jpg...
10-18-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Riveting

So you said to him? "You posted that picture, and...

So you said to him? "You posted that picture, and at first we thought you were crazy, but now we can see you're nuts."
10-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Riveting

Don't worry, you won't be sticking out at all. ...

Don't worry, you won't be sticking out at all. /s
10-14-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 638
Posted By Riveting

I'm getting a new SUV (Honda CRV) next week to...

I'm getting a new SUV (Honda CRV) next week to that can transport my bikes in inside and upright (the CRV is the only vehicle I found that can do that with a 29er mtb, and I actually brought my mtb...
10-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 305
Posted By Riveting

If you have smog outside all the time, then isn't...

If you have smog outside all the time, then isn't that same smog air inside your house too (unless maybe your house is really well sealed and you're running a HEPA H13 or H14 filter non-stop). ...
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,172
Posted By Riveting

^^ This I carry my fly fishing rod (inside a...

^^ This

I carry my fly fishing rod (inside a PVC tube with the ends capped) in the same way, but mine is also sitting on and secured to the rack, and has minimal pedaling interference. I've easily...
10-14-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,200
Posted By Riveting

You're preaching to the BF choir on this one, but...

You're preaching to the BF choir on this one, but what I'm hearing you say is that they saved $700 by replacing the fork only for $200.

I personally commute on a very heavy (55+ lbs with panniers...
10-13-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,200
Posted By Riveting

I always heard the rule of thumb for upgrades was...

I always heard the rule of thumb for upgrades was to pay $500 to drop 1lb, so this was in fact a $1,000 upgrade that only cost $200. Not bad.
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Riveting

I have this double kickstand...

I have this double kickstand (https://www.amazon.com/Pletscher-Twin-Leg-Kickstand/dp/B004XFHSLC?th=1&psc=1) on my commuter. It has 2 distinct advantages over a single:
1) you can load up rear...
10-13-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

Not sure, but here's another....

Not sure, but here's another. (https://bikerumor.com/2021/08/09/gravaa-kaps-teases-lightweight-on-the-fly-tire-pressure-adjustment-for-gravel-xc/)

And I recall another product that used a special...
10-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

What do you call a fly on a bike?.....A roll. ...

What do you call a fly on a bike?.....A roll.

What do you call a fly with no wings?....A walk.
10-13-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

But some may say "Nice invention, but then what...

But some may say "Nice invention, but then what do they use in lieu of a hammer claw to remove a nail? I've yet to see a pneumatic nail remover." , Oh wait... Oh wait....
10-13-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,069
Posted By Riveting

Adjust bike tire pressure on the fly...

Adjust bike tire pressure on the fly (https://singletrackworld.com/2017/01/indiegogo-on-the-fly-adjustable-tyre-pressure/)
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,620
Posted By Riveting

The ironic part is that the OP said they were...

The ironic part is that the OP said they were leaving/lurking because they were offending people, and then picks on indyfabz for being ultra-mildly offensive. I personally enjoy snarky offensiveness,...
10-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 543
Posted By Riveting

This is likely because we've realized there's...

This is likely because we've realized there's more to a bike's performance than its weight. It seems that weight is taking a backseat, and now aero and better braking are king. The cycling machine...
Forum: Foo
10-12-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,620
Posted By Riveting

OK Boomer! Seriously, as long as what you're...

OK Boomer!

Seriously, as long as what you're saying isn't blatantly over-the-top derogatory/offensive, just keep voicing your opinion on a subject and don't care about who takes offense. And if...
10-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By Riveting

I use torque wrenches at work a lot, and by feel...

I use torque wrenches at work a lot, and by feel I can torque to a smidge (1/16 to 1/8 turn) below 30 in/lbs (3.39 Nm) quite reliably, and then finish with the torque wrench. Unfortunately, almost...
10-12-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Riveting

Yup, I was feeling sluggish riding in the Spring...

Yup, I was feeling sluggish riding in the Spring 2 years ago, and just thought it was loss of fitness over the winter, and maybe a touch of chest cold or possibly bronchitis. I tried to push through...
10-12-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Riveting

New Bike Day may be your silver lining. How many...

New Bike Day may be your silver lining. How many more inches before you'll need a smaller frame?
10-12-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 681
Posted By Riveting

But only if your floor pump is rated to 9,000+...

But only if your floor pump is rated to 9,000+ psi. I've worked in a facility where we pressure tested equipment meant for full ocean depth up to 10,000psi, and have seen 10" diameter, 3/8" thick,...
10-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 681
Posted By Riveting

I believe it would take less pump psi to burst...

I believe it would take less pump psi to burst the tube when in Denver (ambient psi is 12.15) as compared to sea level (14.7 psi), and even less at the summit of Mt Everest (4.5 psi), and might take...
10-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Riveting

I'm 25 years younger than you, and also never had...

I'm 25 years younger than you, and also never had an illness to worry about, but 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer which at the time had already metastasized to my lymph and spine,...
10-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 543
Posted By Riveting

"Common on this forum" and "trivial" are not...

"Common on this forum" and "trivial" are not mutually exclusive.
10-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 543
Posted By Riveting

Weight with pedals on or off?

Weight with pedals on or off?
10-11-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Riveting

I like the Cygolite Metro 800...

I like the Cygolite Metro 800 (https://www.amazon.com/Cygolite-MTR-800-USB-Metro-Rechargeable-Headlight/dp/B07541BN8H?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1) for bar-mount, and the Cygolite Dash Pro 600...
10-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

Once again NO. 100% grade is a road with a 45...

Once again NO. 100% grade is a road with a 45 degree angle. Do you understand how grade % is calculated, Here's a calculator for it. (http://Here's a calculator for it)

And I said "Without...
10-08-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

Nope. 100% grade is only a 45 road angle,...

Nope. 100% grade is only a 45 road angle, meaning for every 100' of horizontal distance (aka the run), you travel 100' in vertical (aka the rise). The Rise is 100% of the Run. Without hitting...
10-07-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

TRUE! And since there's no forward motion,...

TRUE!

And since there's no forward motion, what would be the gradient of that climb, straight up?
10-07-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

Uphill? If your mileage distance exactly matches...

Uphill? If your mileage distance exactly matches your climbing distance, that's means you rode straight up (like in an elevator). Cheater!
10-06-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,944
Posted By Riveting

I'd also agree Chicago is a dangerous place. I...

I'd also agree Chicago is a dangerous place. I had just arrived in Wicker Park and was still rolling my luggage down Milwaukee Ave to my hotel (which is a super heavily bike route) and within those 5...
10-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Riveting

Gore-Tex has been around since 1969, and still...

Gore-Tex has been around since 1969, and still is. There's a reason for that. Dig deep into your pockets ($$$$) and get outfitted in the stuff (Gore Windstopper, Gore-Tex ShakeDry, etc.....
10-06-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Riveting

Specialized makes the COBL GOBL R...

Specialized makes the COBL GOBL R (https://road.cc/content/review/250250-specialized-cg-r-carbon-seatpost) (aka Cobble Gobbler) seat post which came on my 2017 Roubaix. Still works for me after...
10-05-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

lol, I don't think she even owns a trainer.

lol, I don't think she even owns a trainer.
10-05-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

She's a pathological randonneusse, with two...

She's a pathological randonneusse, with two Everesting Hall of Fames (both in CO), but super humble about it, so I'll do the bragging for her.
10-05-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

Those gumwalls look great on your murdered out...

Those gumwalls look great on your murdered out bike!
10-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Riveting

Not me but a friend of mine, she, ~52 yrs old,...

Not me but a friend of mine, she, ~52 yrs old, has these numbers:
2021, 7,049 miles, 501,693' (lousy numbers due to hip surgery, didn't start riding until Apr)
2020, 12,500 miles, 1,016,000' ...
10-04-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By Riveting

Seat height and proper leg extension should never...

Seat height and proper leg extension should never be compromised. If she needs to get a foot on the ground to shuffle forward, the proper way is to just remove one foot and shuffle with it, while...
10-04-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,081
Posted By Riveting

2 years ago I crashed at 27 mph (GPS certified),...

2 years ago I crashed at 27 mph (GPS certified), and only deeply damaged the skin on my knuckles, elbows and knees, and the bike only had scuffs on the bar tape, saddle, and brifter ends.

In...
10-01-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,890
Posted By Riveting

I'd like to add "If you can ride 50 or 60...

I'd like to add "If you can ride 50 or 60 comfortably in a day and feel like you could've ridden more when the ride is over, you can ride 100." But if you ride 50 and feel bad for the last 10 miles...
10-01-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By Riveting

Yup, mounting thumb throttles on standard drop...

Yup, mounting thumb throttles on standard drop bars (or odd diameter bars) is not easy, but here's a solution I've been considering: Handle Bob (https://ebikes.ca/handle-bob.html)

(Not my bike or...
09-30-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,028
Posted By Riveting

So just stick with your cadence meter then, since...

So just stick with your cadence meter then, since it's half of a power meter. It's just that the half you're missing is the important half. :)
Forum: Commuting
09-30-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Riveting

LOL, I commute and hang my chamois/bibs to dry in...

LOL, I commute and hang my chamois/bibs to dry in my cubicle, and have done that for the past 8 years, at multiple jobs. I always shower before the commute, and I always use fresh chamois/bibs, so no...
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