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10-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By woodcraft

Road cycling, IMO, works aerobic capacity more,...

Road cycling, IMO, works aerobic capacity more, muscles (especially upper body) not as much, relative to mtn biking,

plus you may get injured less.
10-25-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,792
Posted By woodcraft

It depends. There are tons of folks who ride...

It depends.

There are tons of folks who ride around town with no flat repair capability- especially on bikes with bolted axles and chunky tires. I don't carry anything on my single speed...
10-22-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By woodcraft

Coast to Coast coasting

It's not winter yet, but if you're bored...

https://what-if.xkcd.com/154/
10-19-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,030
Posted By woodcraft

Two of these would probably fit. Tufo Elite Jet-...

Two of these would probably fit. Tufo Elite Jet- a great spare tire.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/img_1260_149c53b1714933086b07809b6490c4291af05bc2.jpg
10-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,030
Posted By woodcraft

These are the shortest that I've come across: ...

These are the shortest that I've come across:

https://worldclasscycles.com/product/wcc-valve-extenders/
10-18-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By woodcraft

What about accepting that that is as far as it...

What about accepting that that is as far as it should screw in?
10-17-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By woodcraft

Those inferior clincher rims! Why sew up car,...

Those inferior clincher rims! Why sew up car, truck, motorcycle, racecar tires are a thing.
10-17-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By woodcraft

Beyond safe? Traction compromised?? Sheesh.

Beyond safe? Traction compromised?? Sheesh.
10-16-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,030
Posted By woodcraft

Try some different extensions? More wraps of...

Try some different extensions? More wraps of teflon tape. Use two pliers to make sure that the extension is on tight.

I assume that the problem is the extension onto the stem, and not the valve...
10-14-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By woodcraft

IMO, it has a lot to do with getting the cassette...

IMO, it has a lot to do with getting the cassette torqued on well.

It takes some muscle to get the lockring on to the specified (citation needed) inch/lbs.

Not enough, and the cogs will shift,...
10-13-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,889
Posted By woodcraft

OTOH, if you started the year with one cent, and...

OTOH, if you started the year with one cent, and doubled it each day, at the end of a year you would be much (much) richer than Warren Buffet.

Not enough info to say who would be faster on a...
10-13-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,889
Posted By woodcraft

If that were so, one would eventually be...

If that were so, one would eventually be competitive with the pros.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,249
Posted By woodcraft

Plain old petroleum oils, or paraffin wax does...

Plain old petroleum oils, or paraffin wax does 99% of the job. I use motor oil thinned a bit, which tests very well and is cheap.

It's true that there are lots of sources of toxic and harmful...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,249
Posted By woodcraft

I was thinking more of accidental spill on the...

I was thinking more of accidental spill on the stove burner type of event.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By woodcraft

What parts of the ride are you pedaling 52/11 on?

What parts of the ride are you pedaling 52/11 on?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,249
Posted By woodcraft

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to...

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to accumulate in the environment forever- it's in your blood.

Consider whether spreading it around in your chain wax is a good idea.

At 570˚ + it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By woodcraft

Those with long legs require a higher saddle...

Those with long legs require a higher saddle position- arguably less aero.

Blaming my limited climbing ability on leg length is not necessary- I have other excuses at the ready.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 839
Posted By woodcraft

I have a L&M light with remote battery pack that...

I have a L&M light with remote battery pack that stays mounted to it's own helmet.

Got it originally for mtn bike night riding, but use it mostly for urban night riding in addition to bar mounted...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,381
Posted By woodcraft

It's here, if you care to wade through... ...

It's here, if you care to wade through...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1213201-someone-explain-me-these-handlebar-bags-i-keep-seeing.html
10-09-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By woodcraft

The OP said that the problem happened both before...

The OP said that the problem happened both before and after replacing the pawls and the freehub body. I have two sets of very worn Mavik wheels like the OPs, and they can squeal, but I've not seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,381
Posted By woodcraft

And for $500, a little round non-race inspired...

And for $500, a little round non-race inspired handle bar bag.
10-08-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By woodcraft

Freehub pawls don't 'slip'. Do you have a new...

Freehub pawls don't 'slip'. Do you have a new cassette/older chain?
10-07-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By woodcraft

Hanger alignment.

Hanger alignment.
10-07-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By woodcraft

I've had a number of air compressors over the...

I've had a number of air compressors over the years, and currently own three. I never use one for bike tires, but don't have tubeless.

For blowing dust, this beats the pant off of a blow gun:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,193
Posted By woodcraft

PowerBar is still the only one I can handle, ...

PowerBar is still the only one I can handle,

but I mainly go with a bag of dried fruit & some nuts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By woodcraft

I find any compromise in shifting quality...

I find any compromise in shifting quality vanishingly subtle. In my case I got a Force midcage RD, but the Wolftooth setup was lighter, & no real difference in shift quality.

The friend is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By woodcraft

Congrats! Well done.

Congrats! Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By woodcraft

Careful of your own back as well. ;)

Careful of your own back as well. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By woodcraft

Plus buying mounting adapters for the lights you...

Plus buying mounting adapters for the lights you use and what if those are also used on other bikes, no place to mount back up light or other bits, and no ability to adjust the computer for glare.
...
10-05-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,963
Posted By woodcraft

I look for a coherent explanation of ownership...

I look for a coherent explanation of ownership and reason for selling-

either a cycling who knows about the bike, or a believable scenario if otherwise.

My current primary road bike was bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By woodcraft

They look cool and concealing the cables is nice...

They look cool and concealing the cables is nice but could be a hassle with hydro brakes.

Make sure that if there is no round real estate to mount lights, etc. that you are OK with fussy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By woodcraft

It should work. That's the whole point to...

It should work. That's the whole point to increase the capacity beyond 11-28, which is typically the limit for a short cage RD. I don't know why they say that you need a mid-cage, since that works...
10-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe I missed something, but the solution in...

Maybe I missed something, but the solution in that video seems to be to buy a $500 Wilton vice.
10-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,048
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks, I'll check it (or at least some of it)...

Thanks, I'll check it (or at least some of it) out.
10-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,048
Posted By woodcraft

Any links to what you find less utterly wrong?

Any links to what you find less utterly wrong?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By woodcraft

That would be a good bike name: the Di2 Quesiton

That would be a good bike name: the Di2 Quesiton
10-02-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,030
Posted By woodcraft

Good choice, except for the gatorskin part.

Good choice, except for the gatorskin part.
10-02-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,030
Posted By woodcraft

I've never had a tire that I thought was a...

I've never had a tire that I thought was a candidate for replacing the tube, & putting time & money into old & unknown ones would only be for learning or practice.

Obtaining and replacing basetape...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

From what I can tell, pro team mechanics glue...

From what I can tell, pro team mechanics glue tires rather sparingly (a 'race mount' ?), and presumably the riders don't insist on otherwise.

I certainly understand your wanting to have no one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

I think that your video should clarify that it's...

I think that your video should clarify that it's for gluing 'cross tires that will be run at low pressures. For road tires it's way overkill IMO-

leading to epic struggle getting the tire off if...
09-28-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, it's fine. You also look cooler with a...

Yes, it's fine. You also look cooler with a better saddle height.
09-28-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By woodcraft

Nice! I've been over that bridge- rather...

Nice! I've been over that bridge- rather unsettling.

Also been up the coast a couple of times- it's great.
09-28-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,737
Posted By woodcraft

I tried a couple but never got the hang of it-...

I tried a couple but never got the hang of it- seemed distracting and you have to look anyway.

I do appreciate folks who have them on a group ride- they call out approaching cars, and know when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

I bought these last year for $200. Put road tires...

I bought these last year for $200. Put road tires on, but they seem a bit stodgy. I think they would be best for a clyde- very stout. Put some 30mm tires on & would be a great rig for +250lbs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,221
Posted By woodcraft

Riding with two friends, and about to go off the...

Riding with two friends, and about to go off the road onto a poorly maintained trail.

I borrow friend's tri bike, and marvel at how complex and heavy it is. A short test ride shows that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

They also give something to wax on at length...

They also give something to wax on at length about that you used to do.
09-26-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,802
Posted By woodcraft

This could have been put out by The Onion. ...

This could have been put out by The Onion.

"However, an international team of scientists led by King's College London has found that the oxygenation of thigh muscles is in fact negatively affected...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, you carry a spare tire. It is generally...

Yes, you carry a spare tire. It is generally easier to put the spare on road-side than it is to replace a tube. Typically folks use an older, used tire for the spare, but I've had good results...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,569
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, I pulled out, he passed behind me after I...

Yeah, I pulled out, he passed behind me after I was in the intersection, made a U turn, and we conversed where I stopped in front of the church. Between the broken white line and the curb is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,569
Posted By woodcraft

This was my position before I turned left. The...

This was my position before I turned left. The cyclist was coming from the left. Since one already looks as far left as possible for approaching traffic, I don't think it was a matter of a blind...
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