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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,552
Posted By chaadster

Ouch. Sorry man.

Ouch. Sorry man.
06-15-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,464
Posted By chaadster

The Norco XR steel line (Reynolds 725) is in the...

The Norco XR steel line (Reynolds 725) is in the 22lbs range with 700 x 42c, but maybe a careful custom build off the $1.1k frameset could get you to 20lbs.

...
06-15-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,464
Posted By chaadster

You wonít find finer than English, but expensive....

You wonít find finer than English, but expensive. This example is 19.7lbs as pictured with 35c and fenders, but fits 38c without fenders.

...
06-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,464
Posted By chaadster

10.8lbs is the weight of Rob English’s Superlight...

10.8lbs is the weight of Rob English’s Superlight Road V3, and English Cycles is the answer to the other questions as well.
06-12-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I see, thanks. I had I misread your post...

Oh, I see, thanks. I had I misread your post initially, and so replied incorrectly. Your suggestion to consider raising drop bars is a good one.

I run all of my bars pretty low, including my flat...
06-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By chaadster

There are plenty of cheap action cams out there,...

There are plenty of cheap action cams out there, and while finding something that records in comparable quality to GoPro isn’t hard, the real trick is in finding something with software to make...
06-11-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By chaadster

In the same way drop bars do not necessitate a...

In the same way drop bars do not necessitate a ďbent overĒ position, neither do flat bars necessitate an upright position.

Do you have any experience building up bikes, or have you only ridden...
06-11-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By chaadster

If you live in a city, you might find a free, or...

If you live in a city, you might find a free, or community, bike program which could take the parts to provide service or complete bikes to youth.
06-10-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By chaadster

Uh, that's what stems on road bikes are always...

Uh, that's what stems on road bikes are always used for.

I do not agree there is any necessary difference in geometry for flat or drop bars. There is as much diversity in drop bar geometries as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By chaadster

Are you sure they say “the puppy is in the can”?

Are you sure they say “the puppy is in the can”?
06-10-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By chaadster

Yes, the cost of retrofitting is the big...

Yes, the cost of retrofitting is the big downside. It seems like it would be easy enough to get a flat bar touring bike to start with; the Euro brands are sick with ‘em, which they call trekking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By chaadster

Because of the redness, it sounds more like...

Because of the redness, it sounds more like bursitis, but could be tendonitis, both of which are common, overuse- type of injuries, by which I mean, the kind of injuries you see when strenuously...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,984
Posted By chaadster

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Cyckit Aeroclam is my jam!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By chaadster

I do carry a tube with my tubeless bikes, yes. ...

I do carry a tube with my tubeless bikes, yes.

I’ve had instances where a gash was too big to seal, and a tube with a dollar bill or Gu wrapper boot did the trick.

I consider a tube part of a...
06-03-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

Oh! Pffft...I didnít see that sizing option! I...

Oh! Pffft...I didnít see that sizing option! I was looking only at the yellow ones, which I guess are one size only. You should be good then!
06-03-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

I donít understand your approach. NCS fenders...

I donít understand your approach. NCS fenders are 35mm wide in their widest size, and youíre running 2.1Ē tires (53mm)... the numbers indicate the tires are wider than the fender, the effect of...
06-03-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

If youíre running the stock Cyclone with 26Ē...

If youíre running the stock Cyclone with 26Ē wheels and 2Ē tires, NCS are not going to fit at all.

Most aftermarket fenders have fixed-length stays, but effective length is adjustable at the...
06-02-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,041
Posted By chaadster

my point is not that you canít ride a bike...

my point is not that you canít ride a bike without indexed shifting, only that index shifting is better than friction by every performance measure. Iím old enough to have been riding pre SIS, and I...
06-01-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,041
Posted By chaadster

Merckx was retired before SIS was even...

Merckx was retired before SIS was even introduced. What did he care about index shifting... having made himself a legend without it?
06-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,041
Posted By chaadster

Zombie topic. This was answered 30 years ago,...

Zombie topic. This was answered 30 years ago, and there remains no objective measure by which friction shifting is better. Oh, but they tried— they whined and they cried— to find some excuse to...
06-01-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

When properly fitted, they also have the fact...

When properly fitted, they also have the fact they work really well going for them, too. Itís true they donít fit all bikes, and that some fitments will be marginal, particularly for the rear, so it...
06-01-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

And not to bogart the thread, but one more...

And not to bogart the thread, but one more thing... If push came to shove and the bike I really wanted didn't have any way to fit any of the above fenders, say for example, a 3T Strada Due, I'd run...
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

Don't forget that money is not the only factor;...

Don't forget that money is not the only factor; space is a big one, both for storing and managing the two bikes, but also for the gear associated with each bike. Yeah, you could ride the same shoes...
06-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

The stays are very ugly, but again, the setup...

The stays are very ugly, but again, the setup looks fine to me, even though it's not the best looking fender job ever. I wonder if the absence of front mech protection is somewhat obviated by the...
06-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

Here are plastic Bontrager full-coverage 45c...

Here are plastic Bontrager full-coverage 45c fenders on Domane. Look pretty good to me, although there is no coverage for the front derailleur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ZXzKwAALw
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By chaadster

I ride a Dynamic, but yeah, it’s unusual to see...

I ride a Dynamic, but yeah, it’s unusual to see them, probably because they don’t come as stock equipment on an bikes in the USA market, and they’re not a major brand such that they would make it...
05-30-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

But..and imagine this...what if it’s the fancy...

But..and imagine this...what if it’s the fancy salad or the Corolla which are overpriced? One can get a 4dr Kia Forte for $18k...

Point being, this whole thing is rather silly, isn’t it, because...
05-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, aero bikes are very most likely off the...

Yeah, aero bikes are very most likely off the table vis-a-vis fenders, because they’re predicated on tight tolerances to smooth and control airflow, but fenders require gaps to fit into.

The tip...
05-30-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By chaadster

Absolutely, and it depends on the type, style,...

Absolutely, and it depends on the type, style, size, and fit of the bike.
05-30-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Kapusta you beat me to it! You said what I was...

Kapusta you beat me to it! You said what I was wanting to say, and more succinctly, but I’m kinda proud of my Big Mac analogy, so I’mma leave my post up! :lol:
05-30-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I get you now. You were not saying that the...

Oh, I get you now. You were not saying that the $750 price was ďgougeyĒ for a 1x because it has Claris and no brand name components and there are other 1x bikes with Nitto bits and Dura Ace for...
05-29-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, youíre right, and I donít hate on Surly,...

Yeah, youíre right, and I donít hate on Surly, though I did make it sound that way. Respect due to Ogre and Karate Monkey, especially; Iíd love a Monkey to bash around on. As a brand, too, Surly...
05-29-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Never mind that buying used makes no sense when I...

Never mind that buying used makes no sense when I can afford to buy new exactly what I want, Surly are some dime-a-dozen, ďbasic bro sh*t.Ē Sorry, but that ainít me.

I mean, seriously, the...
05-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Because you donít provide even a single example...

Because you donít provide even a single example to support your view, I can only assume thatís just a *feeling* you have, nothing based on reality.
05-27-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I actually did think about replacing the...

Yeah, I actually did think about replacing the rear derailleur, and even dove into the expensive world of Campagnolo Euclid for a second before coming to my proper senses! One of the reasons I like...
05-27-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

I didn't look thoroughly since I fell in love...

I didn't look thoroughly since I fell in love with the Rally as soon as I saw it, but I've tried to keep notes on cool bikes in that use and styling realm, and yeah, I haven't found anything to...
05-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

What kind of comps do you have in mind? I was...

What kind of comps do you have in mind? I was thinking of the Linus Pronto as being a good comp; it's a Claris 1x with flat bar and fenders, and lists at $699. For the $50 premium, it's a...
05-26-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

Thanks, everyone! I did hastily assemble it in...

Thanks, everyone! I did hastily assemble it in my blazing hot garage today, failing to go over it and make sure it was right...as with the loose brake pads and disoriented skewer. They have been...
05-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By chaadster

New bike day! Tern Rally retro-chic flat bar roadie

I guess youíd probably call it a modified club racer style bike, for the flat bar and 1x divetrain, but in any case, I loved the neoclassical styling of this new rig from Ternís Roji collection, the...
05-20-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,445
Posted By chaadster

Itís not the thread thatís zombie, just the news...

Itís not the thread thatís zombie, just the news report.

In any case, I donít recall having heard about this, and yeah, itís a weird case. Who knows what would have happened, but I like to think...
05-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By chaadster

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This inline 2-seater is probably pretty slippery...
05-08-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,109
Posted By chaadster

I remember Avocet cyclocomputers from the Ď80s, ...

I remember Avocet cyclocomputers from the Ď80s, because I was sick on those things! Greg Lemond put the Euros on notice with Avocet, and that was cool... Iíd guess they blew up on the scene in Ď87...
05-08-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By chaadster

Handlebars, Extenders and Bar Ends...

Handlebars, Extenders and Bar Ends (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/handlebar.htm)
05-05-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,109
Posted By chaadster

For me, having top equipment which I can trust,...

For me, having top equipment which I can trust, the bike set up and maintained properly, and of course trust in my own skills, allows me to descend without a speed limit. My home terrain is rolling,...
05-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,022
Posted By chaadster

The Cyckit Aeroclam is my container of choice. ...

The Cyckit Aeroclam is my container of choice. It mounts to the seat, but is a sculpted hard case shaped to follow the saddle contours and fit snugly against it. They’re the coolest bits of kit,...
04-28-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By chaadster

I don’t have a pic handy, but I really like the...

I don’t have a pic handy, but I really like the silver Supacaz tape I have on one bike, and they really have a wild selection of colors and designs to choose from.

I run Lizardskins DSP 3.2 on two...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,102
Posted By chaadster

I still love the Argent wheels, which I started...

I still love the Argent wheels, which I started running in '12, and lament that AC is out of business for several months now, so finding a set of Argents will be a challenge, but to your question,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,908
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, realistic road feel isnít important for...

Yeah, realistic road feel isnít important for doing training workouts on a stationary, but becomes important for those who like to ďrideĒ on stationaries.

Good training regimens yield stationary...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By chaadster

It's a thing. I'll take one, for the novelty, if...

It's a thing. I'll take one, for the novelty, if it's not too expensive. Oh, and what's the point of the convertible rear seat elements?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 12:37 PM
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