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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By tankist

For me Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack...

For me Kool-Stop Tire Bead Jack (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AYML7K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is a life-saver when dealing with tight tires.
06-15-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,708
Posted By tankist

1 + 1 = 10 in binary :)

1 + 1 = 10 in binary :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By tankist

I had a lot of punctures with GP 5000 tubed (25...

I had a lot of punctures with GP 5000 tubed (25 mm) and so far trouble-free GP 5000 TL (32 and 28 mm) riding in the same area.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

Alamo, CA ...

Alamo, CA

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06-09-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,708
Posted By tankist

Not clear why exactly "twice"? According to...

Not clear why exactly "twice"? According to rotational physics:

https://openstax.org/books/physics/pages/6-3-rotational-motion

the radius of the wheel comes into play. Basically the larger the...
06-08-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,708
Posted By tankist

What about automobile tires? It is a known fact...

What about automobile tires? It is a known fact that under-inflated ones result in worse gas mileage.
04-01-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 716
Posted By tankist

I had the same problem with tubeless tires...

I had the same problem with tubeless tires installed by LBS - they glued to the rim too well. So I took my favorite pliers and carefully pried the tires open. No tires were hurt during this operation.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

San Ramon, CA ...

San Ramon, CA

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03-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,946
Posted By tankist

Somewhat related - I had the same problem with...

Somewhat related - I had the same problem with Orbea and SRAM eTap Force AXS. Solved (hopefully) it by adjusting FD 3 times, including inner limit screw. SRAM documentation and video were really...
03-24-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By tankist

After putting in sealant did you rotate the wheel...

After putting in sealant did you rotate the wheel in all directions and let it lie on the side and then the other side for a while? This way sealant will be able to seal potential leaks between rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

Del Valle, Livermore, CA ...

Del Valle, Livermore, CA

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,856
Posted By tankist

Updated SRAM Force eTap AXS components a few...

Updated SRAM Force eTap AXS components a few times from iPhone 13 app - never had any problems.
02-23-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By tankist

If you get a lot of flats caused by small...

If you get a lot of flats caused by small punctures then yes, tubeless can save you. In my area, super rich SF Bay Area where they cannot afford to clean the roads, me and my friends would get flats...
01-07-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,095
Posted By tankist

I’m 188 cm and ride bikes 59 - 61 cm

I’m 188 cm and ride bikes 59 - 61 cm
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,630
Posted By tankist

All road cycling, no trainer, Strava stats for...

All road cycling, no trainer, Strava stats for 2021:

Distance 7,314.8 km
Time 315h 34m
Elev Gain 69,579 m
Rides 191


2020 was better:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

Danville, CA ...

Danville, CA

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01-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By tankist

I used to have steel Bianchi Veloce and now have...

I used to have steel Bianchi Veloce and now have Ti Motobecane which is 5 years old. Both ride really comfortable, but Moto is noticeably lighter and easier to push uphill. Bianchi is painted and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

Danville, CA ...

Danville, CA

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12-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By tankist

My Shamal Utra is practically silent which I like.

My Shamal Utra is practically silent which I like.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,883
Posted By tankist

I used both Strava and Wahoo apps on the same...

I used both Strava and Wahoo apps on the same iPhone X while hiking. Wahoo gave unrealistically high numbers for climbing compared to Strava. These days I use Garmin Forerunner 935 watch - it is...
12-15-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,065
Posted By tankist

Another wonderful thread about "my personal...

Another wonderful thread about "my personal preferences and tastes are better than yours" :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

Del Valle, Livermore, CA ...

Del Valle, Livermore, CA

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,814
Posted By tankist

Thanks everybody for the useful info you...

Thanks everybody for the useful info you provided. I'm a casual rider of 61 years young, do it mostly for pleasure and health. For this year I have about 7,000 km of distance and 66,000 m of climb. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,814
Posted By tankist

Carbon vs alloy wheels

I have Orbea Orca carbon bike with SRAM Force eTap AXS and Fulcrum Race 4 wheels. The bike is very comfortable but feels a bit sluggish compared to my other older road bikes. Maybe this is because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2,797
Views: 462,177
Posted By tankist

Danville, CA ...

Danville, CA

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12-03-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By tankist

Herbal tea from Rooibos and dried blueberry,...

Herbal tea from Rooibos and dried blueberry, lemon squeeze and honey.
10-24-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By tankist

Out limit screw is too close?

Out limit screw is too close?
10-22-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,143
Posted By tankist

Replaced aging rear tire with Conti GP5000 TL. It...

Replaced aging rear tire with Conti GP5000 TL. It was fun putting it on the rim.
10-13-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,241
Posted By tankist

I used LEZYNE Control Drive CO2 Bicycle Inflator...

I used LEZYNE Control Drive CO2 Bicycle Inflator (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0744JQMJS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for the last few years, still works fine. I used it to...
09-21-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,840
Posted By tankist

When my friend switched to tubeless I was highly...

When my friend switched to tubeless I was highly skeptical at first. Because I read on these forums that tubeless are painful junk. But gradually he learned how to handle the new technology and...
09-19-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,143
Posted By tankist

Replaced 110mm stem with 130mm on my Ti Moto. The...

Replaced 110mm stem with 130mm on my Ti Moto. The original sizing felt too short for me, now it is better. Had to add a 2mm spacer since the new stem is slightly smaller vertically.
09-18-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,278
Posted By tankist

But metal would bend, not shatter. Big difference.

But metal would bend, not shatter. Big difference.
09-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,278
Posted By tankist

Carbon passes my test - it is strong enough to...

Carbon passes my test - it is strong enough to open a beer bottle :)

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09-10-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,143
Posted By tankist

Is it better now? :) ...

Is it better now? :)

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09-10-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,143
Posted By tankist

Retaped the bars with yellow tape to compliment...

Retaped the bars with yellow tape to compliment the blue frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,324
Posted By tankist

Tried many dry and wax lubes. Too much work and...

Tried many dry and wax lubes. Too much work and results are not that good IMHO. Then tried Chain-L and liked it the best. Quiet, chain shifts well, apply once in about 3 weeks. Disclaimer - I do wipe...
05-27-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By tankist

I highly recommend the SRAM tool for FR...

I highly recommend the SRAM tool for FR installation. It is a small plastic thingy that ensures DR is at the right angle and height. I had numerous chain drops after buying my bike from LBS. After...
05-12-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,306
Posted By tankist

Absolutely. Also recommended are: a frame made...

Absolutely. Also recommended are: a frame made from lead pipes and a rusty chain
05-12-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,306
Posted By tankist

If they make disc brakes as light, cheap and easy...

If they make disc brakes as light, cheap and easy to maintain as rim ones - then discs all the way. Until then each system has pros and cons.

Disclaimer: I have 3 bikes with Shimano Ultegra and...
03-17-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,849
Posted By tankist

20c

20c
02-20-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,879
Posted By tankist

I have a Bianchi with Chorus and another bike...

I have a Bianchi with Chorus and another bike with Ultegra, both 11 speed. Campy stuff is beautiful and feels great, but expensive and finicky. It reminds me of Alfa Romeo. Shimano is utilitarian,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By tankist

I have one bike with Ultegra 11 sp mechanical and...

I have one bike with Ultegra 11 sp mechanical and another with Force eTap AXS 12 speed. Ultegra is cheaper and simple, I can fix almost anything myself. eTap is excellent ergonomically, reliable...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,789
Posted By tankist

Contact point - how much the brake lever is moved...

Contact point - how much the brake lever is moved until the brake pads touch the rotor. I like it to be high, meaning the lever does not move much and hits the brake sooner. With rim brakes it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,789
Posted By tankist

My systems are Shimano Ultegra 11 and Campagnolo...

My systems are Shimano Ultegra 11 and Campagnolo Chorus 11 for rim brakes vs SRAM Force eTap HRD 12 for discs. I asked the LBS to take a look at low contact point on the discs which I did not like....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,789
Posted By tankist

I'm very curious how exactly is dealing with...

I'm very curious how exactly is dealing with rubbing or the opposite, low contact point, centering and bleeding is "much easier"? I've had rim brakes all my life until recently and they never were...
02-04-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By tankist

I had a similar experience with Chorus 11 speed -...

I had a similar experience with Chorus 11 speed - Campy chain silent and KMC noisy. I just went back to Campy.
01-25-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,859
Posted By tankist

I like Castellie and they are also quite small....

I like Castellie and they are also quite small. Italians must be Asians or something :)
01-19-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,224
Posted By tankist

Relax, they have access to the best medical...

Relax, they have access to the best medical chemistry and fresh blood on the side.
01-15-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,415
Posted By tankist

What percentage of American population is fit? US...

What percentage of American population is fit? US and Mexico are vying for the first place in the world for population obesity.
01-07-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,032
Posted By tankist

Plug kits and a pump.

Plug kits and a pump.
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