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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,413
Posted By motorthings

My Strava ride title/description from November 4,...

My Strava ride title/description from November 4, 2012:
In which, headed eastbound on Manchester, just east of Strecker, i lock eyes with a deer 2 feet in the air above a Toyota Camry in the...
08-16-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,531
Posted By motorthings

You could also start using Strava with the...

You could also start using Strava with the Elevate plugin for your web browser.
This will allow you to upload your rides and track your "fitness" and "freshness" - it will clearly indicate when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By motorthings

Crazy idea here, but could you cut some slots...

Crazy idea here, but could you cut some slots into the old BB perpendicular to the threads to turn it into a kind of tap, then thread it back into the frame to chase the threads yourself.?...
08-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By motorthings

for context: the famous Stanford Marshmallow...

for context: the famous Stanford Marshmallow Experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_marshmallow_experiment)
08-13-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By motorthings

seems there is evidence that the "finding" may...

seems there is evidence that the "finding" may not really be a finding....
https://slate.com/technology/2020/08/gaiter-study-flawed.html

"The purpose of the research was to establish that the...
08-12-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,107
Posted By motorthings

a bit unlrelated... i saw a cool feature on...

a bit unlrelated...

i saw a cool feature on a new pickup truck recently...i pulled up in front of a dually with huge side view mirrors at a light, and stayed far to the right in the bike lane as i...
08-12-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,352
Posted By motorthings

Cane Creek eeSilk is pricey, but my favorite of...

Cane Creek eeSilk is pricey, but my favorite of the (not huge) suspension posts
08-07-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By motorthings

according to the pt/bodywork professionals I have...

according to the pt/bodywork professionals I have talked to, there is a consensus that stretching helps not becuase it is stretching the IT band, but instead because it stretches the muscles...
07-31-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By motorthings

after thinking about this issue a bit more, i...

after thinking about this issue a bit more, i think you may not have considered the all the effects of a different length crankarm...
geometrically speaking, a shorter crankarm would result in a...
07-22-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By motorthings

stronger than stock wheels would seem to be key.

stronger than stock wheels would seem to be key.
Forum: Introductions
07-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By motorthings

as long as the tires are not flat, it is unlikely...

as long as the tires are not flat, it is unlikely that any amount of upgrading your equipment will stop the kids from passing you. sounds more like an engine problem.
i'm all for upgrading...
07-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,306
Posted By motorthings

if others are making it through a corner at a...

if others are making it through a corner at a given speed, odds are good that you can as well, as long as you are smooth and don't panic.
07-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By motorthings

only a partial knee (PFJR here), but second the...

only a partial knee (PFJR here), but second the recommendation of speedplay light or ultralight action
i use mine with zero cleats, to be able to dial in the float/release more closely, instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,298
Posted By motorthings

i found a difference of one gear between my...

i found a difference of one gear between my stigmata gravel bike with 30c tires and six13 road bike with 25c tires
i.e. going up a hill i'd typically need one gear lower/easier on the stigmata ...
07-15-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By motorthings

i've heard it's best to rotate the valve to it's...

i've heard it's best to rotate the valve to it's highest point before using co2, so the majority of the sealant is at the other side of the tire, and less likely to be affected.
seems logical...
07-15-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By motorthings

have you called SRAM support to see if they'll...

have you called SRAM support to see if they'll take pity on you and help you out?
07-14-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By motorthings

it depends on where the leg length difference is,...

it depends on where the leg length difference is, and if it is functional or skeletal.
i have a 6mm leg length discrepancy that is pretty evenly distributed between my femur and tibia, and a...
07-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By motorthings

you can check the rotor to see if it is true, and...

you can check the rotor to see if it is true, and true it if it is not.
Replies: 21
Views: 13,340
Posted By motorthings

a cable breaking is not the only way a brake can...

a cable breaking is not the only way a brake can fail.
​​​​​​​you may want to add an inspection of the braking system, to make sure the caliper, cable, and other bits are well secured as a mid-year...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By motorthings

is the pain in the CMC (carpometacarpal) joint? ...

is the pain in the CMC (carpometacarpal) joint?
if so, pinning the bones together there might be a solution.
i had arthritis pain for years (drop bar road riding) that got worse and worse, then my...
06-17-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,075
Posted By motorthings

G-one is my go-to, but the other suggestions look...

G-one is my go-to, but the other suggestions look good too.
06-17-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By motorthings

carbon paste sounds like a good idea.

carbon paste sounds like a good idea.
06-15-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By motorthings

Is your BB shell carbon, or aluminum? After...

Is your BB shell carbon, or aluminum?
After thinking about it more, my assumption would also be is that any metal ring in the shell should be removable - the split in the rings might be subtle, as i...
06-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By motorthings

I had Evo's and CAAD's of a similar year, and are...

I had Evo's and CAAD's of a similar year, and are two options for what you found/what you need to go shimano BB:

1. BB30 - your bike has a built in ring/feature on each side of the BB shell that...
06-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By motorthings

saddle setback from crank center will make a huge...

saddle setback from crank center will make a huge difference in this as well, so i'd double check that to confirm.
05-28-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By motorthings

common bike fitting wisdom is that your leg...

common bike fitting wisdom is that your leg should have 25-35 degrees of bend at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
personally, I would not consider that "almost straight", but those words might mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By motorthings

was the shop a Scott dealer? a shop that sells...

was the shop a Scott dealer?
a shop that sells Scott bikes should be able to get the info and take care of you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,384
Posted By motorthings

agree with the above poster...i heard a lot of...

agree with the above poster...i heard a lot of positive testimonials from a wide range of cyclists, picked one up, and now fully see the value.
getting so much information about traffic behind me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By motorthings

cane creek makes a road version (eesilk) , and it...

cane creek makes a road version (eesilk) , and it seems to be the lightest, simplest of its kind. i used one when I was doing more gravel riding, and it was great.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,365
Posted By motorthings

i loved my R3 and R5, and have am currently...

i loved my R3 and R5, and have am currently building up a C3. i wanted the added comfort over the R3, and ability to run wider tires when i want.
04-15-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,890
Posted By motorthings

1. retul fit - find a good local fitter using...

1. retul fit - find a good local fitter using Retul, with great references
2. stop rolling the IT bands - there is a lot of good info out there about what foam rolling the IT bands does, and how it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,321
Posted By motorthings

i'm always a fan of new wheels, but i would also...

i'm always a fan of new wheels, but i would also strongly recommend finding a rolfer (fascial bodywork) in your area, and trying a few sessions with them to see if they can't get some of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,780
Posted By motorthings

tire pressure is key.

tire pressure is key.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,472
Posted By motorthings

non sequitur - i can wiggle my ears, so if i need...

non sequitur - i can wiggle my ears, so if i need to pay more attention to what is behind me, i just move them to the rearward position like a dog or wolf might.
05-02-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By motorthings

i find this chart...

i find this chart (http://gravelcyclist.com/bicycle-tech/gravel-bike-tyre-tire-pressure-guidelines-by-enve-composites/) very helpful (as long as your rim width is on the tables)
04-04-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,468
Posted By motorthings

milkit makes a nice syringe to check/set sealant...

milkit makes a nice syringe to check/set sealant levels
i have best results so far using orange seal endurance
stans and finish line dried out much much faster.
04-03-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By motorthings

and this: https://www.explorelasanimas.com/

and this:
https://www.explorelasanimas.com/
04-02-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,909
Posted By motorthings

i want to be a member of this club too! i'm...

i want to be a member of this club too!
i'm getting a little tired of the piston advance and cleaning work i need to keep my rival calipers quiet and happy.
01-08-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,852
Posted By motorthings

i'm interested in this post too, running a VLCS...

i'm interested in this post too, running a VLCS now, and hoping to see a direct comparison at some point.
it would seem the ee silk has more travel, and am guessing that is an advantage...
10-11-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,681
Posted By motorthings

have you seen this info from Enve (for tubeless)?...

have you seen this info from Enve (for tubeless)?
Gravel Bike Tyre / Tire Pressure Guidelines - by ENVE Composites - Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience...
10-05-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,408
Posted By motorthings

i always tell people if they have any concerns...

i always tell people if they have any concerns about carbon fiber's toughness or durability to stop by their LBS when they are destroying a frame for a manufacturer's warranty. i have seen massive...
10-02-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By motorthings

i did a decent eyeball true on my rotors, but...

i did a decent eyeball true on my rotors, but need to make a block that bolts on at the caliper mount and allows me to slip a dial indicator through. then i can get down to .01 gnat's ass runout...
10-02-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By motorthings

sounds like either they or your shop mechs are...

sounds like either they or your shop mechs are poo.

if it only takes a sample size of 1 to determine poo-iness, then they are all poo.
10-02-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By motorthings

people are just no darn good, i tell ya!

people are just no darn good, i tell ya!
10-02-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By motorthings

Agreed, i was hoping for some updates, but as so...

Agreed, i was hoping for some updates, but as so often happens, the o.p. never comes back to say that they got things working out ok (even though they likely did), so I am left wondering. Do they not...
10-01-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By motorthings

i think you are right, with any set of components...

i think you are right, with any set of components (esp. if you are not swapping wheels), you may get lucky with a good setup and have everything work well for a long time.

i'm used to motorcycle...
10-01-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By motorthings

I figured this post would get at least one...

I figured this post would get at least one comment like that...i've never been a brand-ist or anti-brand-ist, but it seems there are just as many complaints about Shimano brake squealing out there on...
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