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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Zaskar

Not all powder coating is the same. Some...

Not all powder coating is the same. Some definitely looks like thick, dull plastic. But powder can be done to look very different. I had a frame done years ago by a friend. I told him the frame was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Zaskar

I started using outfront mounts for the computer...

I started using outfront mounts for the computer and light because I "had" to. But now I prefer the setup enough that I run outfront mounts on my round bar bikes too. It's just cleaner. I don't even...
02-08-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zaskar

Well, it took a bit of work, but I'm glad to see...

Well, it took a bit of work, but I'm glad to see I've convinced you guys.
02-08-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zaskar

I guess we see the farmers as having a purpose -...

I guess we see the farmers as having a purpose - not a selfish purpose, but working and doing what they're doing because it needs to be done - there and then. There aren't 25 other routes for the...
02-08-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zaskar

That opening was in the process of being filled...

That opening was in the process of being filled by me - the car to my left had just waved me in.
02-08-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zaskar

Holy #*@&. If I'd know so many of you guys would...

Holy #*@&. If I'd know so many of you guys would come out swinging (the internet is funny), I'd have given way more detail... no... wait. I'd probably had just not posted anything. But, here we are....
02-07-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zaskar

My points about the time and location are key. Of...

My points about the time and location are key. Of course we have the right to the lane. BUT, we need to also be considerate. That is a horrible road to ride on at any time on any day. But these guys...
02-06-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zaskar

Don't be these guys (two abreast in traffic)

Buckhead/in-town Atlanta at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon on a very busy road - two lanes each way with single and double turning lanes; 35 zone. Traffic was backed up for a couple blocks because of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By Zaskar

I was once a critic of "all that aero crap"....

I was once a critic of "all that aero crap". Years ago I did a training ride with a buddy on a 1-mile flat loop. We swapped pulling at each lap. At the time, we were dead even in fitness. He showed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,804
Posted By Zaskar

^THIS^ So many Strava KOMs are team (group)...

^THIS^

So many Strava KOMs are team (group) efforts, e.g. lots of guys giving that one guy a readout - whether they intended to or not. One day Strava's algorithm will see that - based on multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,146
Posted By Zaskar

I thought it was your annual income divided by 3...

I thought it was your annual income divided by 3 plus your age.

Seriously though, this is all moot (some of it should be mute) until you're able to accurately measure your cadence. Yes - natural,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Zaskar

I'm sold - ditching most of the pegboard system....

I'm sold - ditching most of the pegboard system. I'm going to buy another rolling tool chest (damn those things are spendy) and limit the wall tools to the derailleur alignment tool, wood clamps,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By Zaskar

Remember, only the guys behind you can see your...

Remember, only the guys behind you can see your bike.

Seriously though, no one gives a &$#* about your bike except you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! I literally started with a bigger fixed...

Ha! I literally started with a bigger fixed workbench. I like having that rolling workbench (that really never moves) but always wished it were a bit bigger. The new one is 36" x 88". This will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Zaskar

Home Workshop: 2022 Edition

This topic pops up every once in a while. But, there's value in revisiting the topic - new ideas, new products, things you'd do differently... Full disclosure, I'm in the middle of redoing my "shop"...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,806
Posted By Zaskar

^this^ I'd love to see a blind (figuratively...

^this^

I'd love to see a blind (figuratively speaking) test - 100 cyclists ride bikes back to back with the only difference being the brands of tires - all the same weight, size, tire pressure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Zaskar

So maybe it's not time (waiting 2, 5, 10 min) but...

So maybe it's not time (waiting 2, 5, 10 min) but simply pressing a finger on the hole to give the sealant a chance to do its thing before the 90 psi pushes it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Zaskar

Thanks guys. rsbob I think I will switch to...

Thanks guys. rsbob I think I will switch to Orange - can't hurt to try it. I've used Stans forever in the mnt bikes, but only been tubeless on the road for 3+ yrs. I've used bacon/plugs with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Zaskar

Tubeless question: Does the sealant need a few min. to reseal?

Had a flat this am - the dreaded "PFFFT PFFFT PFFFT" and the white mist. By the time I stopped, I'd guess the tire was down to 30 psi. It was still spraying a mist until I put the hole at the 6:00...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By Zaskar

LarrySellerz I'm in the same boat... sorta. One...

LarrySellerz I'm in the same boat... sorta. One of my bikes is an old Klein that I rebuilt as a single speed. I live in Atlanta - it's hilly. After three or four ratios, I landed on a 53-15. It's...
10-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By Zaskar

To Kapusta's point - adapting riding styles is...

To Kapusta's point - adapting riding styles is huge. When I went from the 26" AL hardtail, I had one easy, short ride... then did a race on the 29" carbon FS Scalpel. I swear, the bike is what put me...
10-25-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By Zaskar

10-year-old mountain bike... What am I missing?

10 years ago, I bought a pretty sweet Cannondale Scalpel Carbon One...

DT Swiss Tricon 1550 tubeless wheels
HollowGram crankset with SRAM XX chainrings
SRAM XX shifters and rear derailleur
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Zaskar

I'm amazed at how my times I hear "My ___ (neck,...

I'm amazed at how my times I hear "My ___ (neck, lower back, arms, wrists... ) hurts after riding ___". Then I ask "What does your upper-body workout look like? Are you doing core, shoulders,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By Zaskar

There's the other route... don't "rebuild" that...

There's the other route... don't "rebuild" that Klein - "unbuild" it.
I thought it'd be more a novelty, wall art even... but I ended riding this bike a lot - at least once a week.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By Zaskar

I'm tall. My bikes are light. I still won't go...

I'm tall. My bikes are light. I still won't go back to a roof-mounted bike rack. I love the simplicity of the wheel clamp style hitch racks. Thru axles, Leftys... doesn't matter - 5 seconds and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By Zaskar

My only advice: Don't get the wood from Home...

My only advice: Don't get the wood from Home Depot or Lowes ;-)

Seriously, this looks like a very cool project - I'm along for the ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By Zaskar

Yep - totally missed the "love mine". Good to...

Yep - totally missed the "love mine". Good to hear. I did notice it appears to be an external batter pack? Those do tend to run quite a bit less coin AND. I've got a few - used mainly for mtn biking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By Zaskar

GBK233 have you used that light? That's a...

GBK233 have you used that light? That's a ridiculously low price for a 3000 lumen light. I just spent $90 (Cygolite) on a 1400 lumen light - and that was considered inexpensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By Zaskar

1. Cleats 2. Saddle - Height and fore/aft...

1. Cleats
2. Saddle - Height and fore/aft relative to pedals (spindle) not bar
3. Bar - height (spacers) and fore/aft relative to saddle/reach/hip rotation/flexibility... (obviously, fore/aft means...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zaskar

The bottle trick can be a leap of faith -...

The bottle trick can be a leap of faith - resisting the urge to stand and hammer (which, in many cases, is the preferred tactic).
Do this...
- Keep pedaling if possible - makes it harder for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zaskar

As Iride01 said, most stop with a lout "NO!" or...

As Iride01 said, most stop with a lout "NO!" or "BACK!" Even the 80-100 pit bull with clipped ears and tail... yeah, I was shocked. He came out of the woods like a silverback - all shoulders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By Zaskar

Brighter than in the dark. Being seen during the...

Brighter than in the dark. Being seen during the day takes a lot of light. Well, that's relative - the more light, the better you'll be seen... obviously. But we don't want to be obnoxious. A car...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,976
Posted By Zaskar

Is this like a Battle Bots thing? How do we set...

Is this like a Battle Bots thing? How do we set this up? I'd pay to watch this.
09-03-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,685
Posted By Zaskar

It must be easier with a freewheel/hub (I'm not...

It must be easier with a freewheel/hub (I'm not on a fixie).

I played with a few setups before landing on 53:15 (93.4 gear inches). Atlanta is kinda hilly. You'd think that'd mean a smaller gear...
09-02-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,685
Posted By Zaskar

1998 Klein ...

1998 Klein
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,976
Posted By Zaskar

Biggest news I saw: Ultegra and Dura-Ace are Di2...

Biggest news I saw: Ultegra and Dura-Ace are Di2 only. No more mechanical at those levels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Zaskar

Concrete is more than glue and sand. It's...

Concrete is more than glue and sand. It's aggregate, Portland cement and a combination of one or more - fiber, rebar, or wire mesh.

The finish... First off, no one is broom-finishing an area that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Zaskar

Gravel riding is harder on every part of the...

Gravel riding is harder on every part of the bike... and it's worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Zaskar

I used to ride that loop. The cross-walking...

I used to ride that loop. The cross-walking tourists scared the *$#& out of me - they'd just blindly walk across the road, or just move around/turn while walking on that loop. I only felt comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,129
Posted By Zaskar

I raced BMX for years in the late 70s into the...

I raced BMX for years in the late 70s into the 80s. My shins still show the scars from the teeth/pins. Flats were still great for that sport - hard to do a one/no-footer when you're clipped in. ;-)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,385
Posted By Zaskar

This thread is a great example of how much bad...

This thread is a great example of how much bad advice can found in forums. "100% front brakes in emergency stops" "Don't use rear brakes" This is completely wrong. If you aren't able to use your rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,065
Posted By Zaskar

Did you catch my comment in the original post -...

Did you catch my comment in the original post - "...combo is ideal"? Also, I'd expect (hope) a couple of the other guys behind you would also point it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,065
Posted By Zaskar

That's why pointing works. Side note: I...

That's why pointing works.

Side note: I pointed and called "Hole!" (it was a crater) on a ride a couple years ago. We were in a village kinda setting, not going fast and happened to be passing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,065
Posted By Zaskar

The bunnyhop itself isn't disruptive, it's that...

The bunnyhop itself isn't disruptive, it's that it gives the rider behind zero warning - just POOF: You're in a hole. But if I find that I've had zero warning, yeah - I'm going to 'hop it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,065
Posted By Zaskar

"HOLE!" Don't be that guy

Calling out holes in a group is a good thing. But doing so without pointing is close to useless. A hand signal - even silent (but combo is ideal) - works so much better. The point, the gravel sign,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,723
Posted By Zaskar

"Rolling" is what our club uses... which can...

"Rolling" is what our club uses... which can sound like "Slowing" - hand signals help.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,723
Posted By Zaskar

I only call out the car - "Car left" or "Car...

I only call out the car - "Car left" or "Car Right". I don't call out "Clear". As said, what's clear for me, may not be for the rider I "think" is right behind me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Zaskar

2014 is old?! ;-) I have a Stages left side PM...

2014 is old?! ;-) I have a Stages left side PM on my 1998 Klein single speed. The Stages has been great. I actually bought the dual-sided crankset (chainset for you Brits) and move the left side...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,766
Posted By Zaskar

The main reason mtn bikes have the lever on the...

The main reason mtn bikes have the lever on the bar is to allow the rider to keep their hands on the bar. Even grabbing a water bottle can be tricky in certain situations. Back when forks had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,766
Posted By Zaskar

A wireless dropper... damn.

A wireless dropper... damn.
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