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04-25-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,932
Posted By bmcer

Y'all been watching too much Fox news :)

Y'all been watching too much Fox news :)
04-18-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,964
Posted By bmcer

Good point. The top of your steering tube spacers...

Good point. The top of your steering tube spacers needs to be proud of the steering tube to "draw up" the steering tube with sufficient force. Be aware that the stiffness of your stem cap through...
04-02-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,085
Posted By bmcer

I need some objective means of quantifying my...

I need some objective means of quantifying my effort (power) vs heart rate and recovery times. It's important to me simply because 10 years ago I suffered an MI (97% obstruction of the left anterior...
03-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By bmcer

Been building wheels myself since the early 80's....

Been building wheels myself since the early 80's. It's certainly not necessary to align the hub label with the valve hole with the hub label, but it is a nice touch that makes the valve hole easier...
03-19-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By bmcer

Yup, turns out the paired hole spacing doesn't...

Yup, turns out the paired hole spacing doesn't have a noticeable affect on spoke length calculations using the DT Swiss calculator. No need to do anything exotic. The classical hub formulas work just...
03-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By bmcer

Update; Despite the odd spoke hole pattern,...

Update;

Despite the odd spoke hole pattern, these hubs laced up 2-cross like a normal hub. And the DT Swiss spoke calculator gives proper spoke lengths. Figuring out which hub hole the first spoke...
03-13-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By bmcer

Yup. Exactly like that. Just eye-balling it, the...

Yup. Exactly like that. Just eye-balling it, the pattern and angles resembles that of a straight pull hub. So I might try the DT Swiss spoke calculator with a negative spoke head off set.
03-13-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By bmcer

Enve alloy road hubs

Just recently found a pair of these at an attractive price. Sounds like a quality hub, but I notice the spoke hole spacing looks a bit odd. Like the holes are grouped in 2's. Will they lace up like...
03-04-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,951
Posted By bmcer

Some pictures say so much. This one just says,...

Some pictures say so much. This one just says, "Don't" :)
03-04-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,502
Posted By bmcer

One of my riding friends is a podiatrist. She was...

One of my riding friends is a podiatrist. She was horrified. Plainly, simply horrified. I didn't ask her to elaborate.
03-04-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,951
Posted By bmcer

Well, I bought a Canyon Endurace SL 8.0 last...

Well, I bought a Canyon Endurace SL 8.0 last Spring. Although I love the bike in general, it came with one of their integrated cockpit set ups that was a nuisance from the get go. For one thing, it...
03-04-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,951
Posted By bmcer

Canyon Alert

Canyon has asked owners of their new Aeroad CF SLX and CF aero road bikes to stop riding them following an incident at Le Samyn when a portion of Mathieu van der Poelís handelbar broke...
02-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bmcer

Yes, this is correct. I sat down today and took...

Yes, this is correct. I sat down today and took measurements of the distance from the bottom of the cassette to the drive side lock nut on my old wheels (the ones that shift well with the cassette in...
02-24-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bmcer

Sorry guys, I'm making a mess of trying to...

Sorry guys, I'm making a mess of trying to explain what's going on. Let me try to clarify a bit. First, the cassette is fine. It has been on a couple other rear wheels and always functioned...
02-24-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bmcer

Maybe so, but it this case, something is...

Maybe so, but it this case, something is definitely off. I've been building wheels since the 70's. 'Course that doesn't mean I don't have my "D'ooh" moments, but I'm pretty sure this isn't one of...
02-24-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bmcer

This is a new build. The previous rear wheel has...

This is a new build. The previous rear wheel has a DT Swiss 350 straight pull, and it shifted just fine. With the Novatec hub mounted in the frame (12 X 142 TA) and using the cassette from the...
02-24-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bmcer

Novatech D772 hubs

Just received a Novatec D772SB hub, and it's going straight back to the vendor. It was set up with a Shimano road 11 speed freehub, but it will not work with my Ultegra Di2 drive train. The spacing...
02-12-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,376
Posted By bmcer

In the park a few block from where I live, there...

In the park a few block from where I live, there are some speed bumps rumored to be part of the nearby Siskiyou range. Last May, I wasn't paying the attention I should have and hit one of these...
02-03-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By bmcer

I've combed through ebay, AliExress, Amazon,...

I've combed through ebay, AliExress, Amazon, Ican, and many more, and no one seems able to deliver product in anything less than a couple months. Whether it's a result of the pandemic or the...
02-02-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By bmcer

I'm using a Campy Record EPS v3 drive train. My...

I'm using a Campy Record EPS v3 drive train. My cassette, however, is a Chorus 11 spd 12-29. For some reason, the one KMC chain I tried just could not be made to shift quietly across the 3 smallest...
02-02-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By bmcer

Chinese carbon rims

Since this year's winter seems longer than usual, I decided building a set of light weight climbing wheels on a pair of DT Swiss hubs I have laying around would be a good way to pass the time. So I...
01-31-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,688
Posted By bmcer

So it appears I'm not alone. I did a "postmortem"...

So it appears I'm not alone. I did a "postmortem" on the failed card, and found that the power input socket is fixed to the board by 2 small prongs soldered to it. The socket itself is elevated above...
01-28-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,552
Posted By bmcer

My two bikes are like underwear. They're meant...

My two bikes are like underwear. They're meant to fit my body and my style. And like my underwear, they don't get loaned out.
01-27-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By bmcer

Last May, I hit a mega-speed bump with enough...

Last May, I hit a mega-speed bump with enough force to put a 3mm hop in a 38mm carbon rim with an ugly crack. Threw me onto the pavement hard enough to stun me for a few seconds. Long story short,...
01-26-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,311
Posted By bmcer

Pretty much like every other generation that's...

Pretty much like every other generation that's ever been, those that pursue a healthy lifestyle will likely out live those that don't.Actuaries describe populations, not individual people.
01-20-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By bmcer

I've been using Zwift for several months now....

I've been using Zwift for several months now. Just started dabbling in Rouvy. After nothing more than the usual connections to my trainer & HR monitor, it brought up a ride that's supposedly right...
01-09-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,807
Posted By bmcer

I'm 72. Been cycling seriously since my 30's. I...

I'm 72. Been cycling seriously since my 30's. I had a nasty crash back in May, 2020. Hit the pavement like a bushel of wet leather, and was stunned enough that I couldn't immediately pick myself up...
12-28-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,459
Posted By bmcer

Not yet. Iíve got one on the way. Itís only...

Not yet. Iíve got one on the way. Itís only slightly ďdownhillĒ as it is and doesnít bother me much.
12-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,459
Posted By bmcer

My current set up. I'm pretty pleased with it....

My current set up. I'm pretty pleased with it. Nowhere near as much fun as outdoor riding, but it'll keep me from loosing too much over the winter....
12-27-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By bmcer

Update; The Road Machine is on its way back to...

Update;
The Road Machine is on its way back to Kinetic. Remains to be seen what they’ll do about it. Got a Tacx Flux 2. It’s working flawlessly.
12-27-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By bmcer

All you need to know is your gear ratio, your...

All you need to know is your gear ratio, your wheel circumference in feet, and the number of minutes in an hour and the number of feet in a mile.

RPM = (MPH X 5280)/(Gear Ratio X wheel...
12-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By bmcer

Thanks for the input. Seems the sensors on one...

Thanks for the input. Seems the sensors on one bike hadnít gone completely asleep before I got on the rollers with the other one. That seemed to confuse my 1030 enough to make it reluctant to connect...
12-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By bmcer

Managing sensors

Iím using a Garmin Edge 1030 on two different bikes. Each bike has itís own set of cadence, speed, and power sensors. Is there anyway to assign one set do. Sensors with a particular bike? Or am I...
12-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 71,966
Posted By bmcer

Oh man, you just triggered a whole cascade of...

Oh man, you just triggered a whole cascade of memories. I use to fly a Schleicher ASW-19 out of Truckee, CA. Absolutely nothing like soaring the Sierras. Longest flight was from Truckee to Mammoth...
12-15-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By bmcer

And the strangeness continues... Today I learned...

And the strangeness continues... Today I learned that the BT keyboard I sometimes use with the iPad can make a mess of things. Once it's paired with the computer, it seems to prevent any further...
12-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By bmcer

I'm all too familiar with the vagaries of BT,...

I'm all too familiar with the vagaries of BT, especially on older devices, but this is the first time I've encountered this manifestation. It was particularly enigmatic since everything was working...
12-15-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By bmcer

Bluetooth weirdness

So here's the scenario. I've got a Tacx Flux 2 that is connected via BT to an iPad running Zwift. I wanted to do a trainer calibration but couldn't find a way to do so from the Zwift app. So I used...
12-13-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By bmcer

You guys clearly have way too much time on your...

You guys clearly have way too much time on your hands. I understand. I really do. Between covid and generalized craziness, a certain level of cabin fever is understandable. But why not fill the time...
12-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,633
Posted By bmcer

Just my personal experience, but it may be...

Just my personal experience, but it may be helpful to your decision making process. When we moved North almost 2 years ago, it became clear I was going to be doing a lot more indoor training than was...
12-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,257
Posted By bmcer

I do not tolerate temps any colder that 55...

I do not tolerate temps any colder that 55 degrees. I have ridden in 110+ heat when I lived in Chico, CA. Extra water in frozen bottles was all I needed. But cold... By the time I've got enough...
12-04-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By bmcer

Tacx Flux 2 confusion

I've got this new Tacx Flux 2 trainer. Works fine with my Shimano based road bike but the bike I really want to use in the trainer has a Campy drive train. shouldn't be a problem, right? Well there...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,338
Posted By bmcer

I wish carriers like Fedex, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc....

I wish carriers like Fedex, UPS, USPS, DHL, etc. would stop loosing items shipped to me. Right now I've got no less than 3 packages supposedly headed my way that have been "pending" for a week or...
11-29-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By bmcer

For the record, I've still got an early vintage...

For the record, I've still got an early vintage hydraulic KK Road Machine that works perfectly for what it is after many years use. I've got the original bill of sale for the new unti, and at this...
11-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By bmcer

Maybe this should be moved to the indoor forum?...

Maybe this should be moved to the indoor forum? If so, please move... Thanks
11-29-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By bmcer

Kinetic Smart Trainer woes

Around the beginning of this year, I bought a Kurt Kinetic T6100 smart trainer. After a couple month's use, the internal printed circuit board failed. The board was replaced with a minimum of fuss...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,049
Posted By bmcer

My experience with "integrated" cockpits from...

My experience with "integrated" cockpits from Canyon is that it's a great way to paint yourself into a configuration corner that'll cost you $$$$$ to get out of. For example, let's say after some...
11-21-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,324
Posted By bmcer

I'm thinking Unicorn poop might work...

I'm thinking Unicorn poop might work...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,456
Posted By bmcer

I'm willing to concede that the dubious benefits...

I'm willing to concede that the dubious benefits of aerodynamic design for Joe Cyclist may be of some value to some folks. I have to admit it does have eye appeal. How you choose to spend your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,456
Posted By bmcer

It's a common failing of enginerd types like...

It's a common failing of enginerd types like myself that we lack the "vision" to favor fantasy over fact. Makes us really annoying to the marketing type who live on wishful thinking.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,456
Posted By bmcer

Whoever the intended audience might be for these...

Whoever the intended audience might be for these bikes, the fact remains that aerodynamic benefits don't become meaningful at the speeds most enthusiasts, even gifted enthusiasts, ride most of the...
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