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Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By chas58

Clearly you chose the wrong wheel builder years...

Clearly you chose the wrong wheel builder years ago...

On the other hand, my bikes with disk brakes look just as bad - but that is because disk brakes make it easier to ride in crappy conditions.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By chas58

That is normal for a bike with rim brakes that is...

That is normal for a bike with rim brakes that is used as a commuter or in any wet condtions. The grime from the street and the brake pads gets on your wheel and then dribbles out and makes tan...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By chas58

I know right? modern mountain bikes are long,...

I know right? modern mountain bikes are long, low, slack and pretty tall on the front end.

Makes it harder to go over the handlebars mountain biking, but makes the bikes a lot less versatile.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,776
Posted By chas58

rear view mirror, and active avoidance.

rear view mirror, and active avoidance.
05-31-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By chas58

It rather depends on your priorities. With...

It rather depends on your priorities.

With two wheel sets, I use a 32mm slick for the riding you are describing. I want light, fast, and good cornering. I'm not riding them in crappy conditions....
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,327
Posted By chas58

I think I'll try the cap. In the summer (or...

I think I'll try the cap.

In the summer (or in the humid south!) I can't ride fast without a sweat band. I bought a Halo on a whim, but it has become a mandatory accessory on hot days. This one...
05-22-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,556
Posted By chas58

Hmmm, Read between the lines and do what Eric...

Hmmm, Read between the lines and do what Eric did. Mill City will build you a nice set of wheels for a competitive price. They can be exactly what you need to meet your needs (rather than trying to...
05-17-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By chas58

Wow, good list. I like $5 merino wool or...

Wow, good list.
I like $5 merino wool or cashmere from Salvation Army when I know its gonna get used hard.

I use a beaver tail fender on my bike. (Lets people draft behind me. LOL)

Good...
05-16-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,850
Posted By chas58

Yeah, old school Aluminum was harsh (as are many...

Yeah, old school Aluminum was harsh (as are many new AL bikes).

Ironically, Salsa says their newer aluminum bikes are less harsh than their Ti bike, so they discontinued the Ti.
Presumably if you...
05-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By chas58

Here is the transcript if you don't want to...

Here is the transcript if you don't want to listen. ANd if you figure out what the transcription is trying to say. Personally, I do like riding in Random Nay type events, :lol:
05-15-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By chas58

Ted King’s Bike for Land Run 100...

Ted King’s Bike for Land Run 100 (https://janheine.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/ted-kings-bike-for-land-run-100/)Posted on April 16, 2019...
05-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By chas58

I’ll bite, and call BS. Yeah, 650b works...

I’ll bite, and call BS.

Yeah, 650b works great for that type of riding – randonee – long distance lower power steady state. He is talking 125 miles/day (for 4 day). Fat tires are great for long...
05-15-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By chas58

you should!

you should!
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,730
Posted By chas58

More seat time. Interval training Better...

More seat time.
Interval training
Better tires
Aero bars
join more group rides
Get a heart rate monitor and learn how to use it.
05-13-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By chas58

I hate down tube shifters and knobby tires. ...

I hate down tube shifters and knobby tires. Ouch! :twitchy: Hopefully yours are up by the bars.

40mm is a little easier tire size to find. The trick of course is getting the calipers spread...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,541
Posted By chas58

I can see why people don't like mirrors. Most of...

I can see why people don't like mirrors. Most of them just don't work well.

The exception is a helmet mounted mirror. I can't commute without one. Get a helmet mounted mirror. Its the only...
05-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By chas58

I do miss the Forte stuff and the nashbar branded...

I do miss the Forte stuff and the nashbar branded items. They were decent products at a great price. For older bikes, I could get things at a fraction of what anyone else would charge.

RIP
05-09-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,556
Posted By chas58

One way I answered that question was to just try...

One way I answered that question was to just try a 700x50 on the front. Or, you can just borrow/rent a mountain bike. Realistically, it is about 10psi and more flotation. Yeah, it is noticeably...
05-02-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By chas58

looks like my Garage (at least one bike matches...

looks like my Garage (at least one bike matches too). Not sure what I'm gonna do with all those skinny Gatorskins though.
05-02-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By chas58

Sometimes, you just have to get up early before...

Sometimes, you just have to get up early before work and go riding with some friends......
04-26-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By chas58

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to...

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to say they have 330TPI, when it is really 3x110tpi. Basically you have to divide any TPI number conti has by 3. They label their 60TPI tires as 180TPI....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By chas58

you commute in Birkenstocks???

you commute in Birkenstocks???
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By chas58

Good question. Its because tubeless tires are...

Good question. Its because tubeless tires are designed to have sealant in them, that will plug a hole.

My comment on tubeless assumes that you have sealant in the tire. The sealant will plug any...
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