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05-16-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Melvang

Tubeless tire suggestions

Can anyone recommend some 28c tubeless tires that actually measure 28 or less on a 20mm internal width rim? I was able to take a couple junk 28s home from my LBS to test fit. They fit alright but...
05-16-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,422
Posted By Melvang

Most resettable combo locks, you still need the...

Most resettable combo locks, you still need the combo to reset them.
05-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Melvang

The only way to accurate way to measure calorie...

The only way to accurate way to measure calorie usage is to calculate it based on power meter readings. Anything else is an estimated guess at best.
05-01-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Melvang

Any idea where I could find the replacement...

Any idea where I could find the replacement jockey wheels with the same sealed bearings? The only difference between the fitment of the jockey wheels from the Acera to the XTR, is the top one is a...
05-01-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,305
Posted By Melvang

I don't personally see this as the end of the...

I don't personally see this as the end of the front mech. There are some notable disadvantages to the 2 alternatives. For typical 1x system, you need ever thinner chain, more finicky rear mech...
05-01-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Melvang

Not a kids sized bike. It is my old Kona. ...

Not a kids sized bike. It is my old Kona. Looking close, the top jockey wheel is enough thicker, I don't think I have seen a kids bike with XTR. But as far as covering the hole, I don't think he...
05-01-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Melvang

New or repair?

So, I stopped into my LBS today to see about new jockey wheels for my son's bike. The derailleur in question is Shimano M952, close to 20 year old XTR. I purchased a new Acera rear mech. Looking at...
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Melvang

Unless it has had a lot of upgrades, I wouldn't...

Unless it has had a lot of upgrades, I wouldn't call this a good deal. I bought a CAAD4 (I believe to be a 2004 model) 2 years ago for $400. This last winter I did a huge rebuild to the tune of...
04-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By Melvang

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I ended up...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I ended up going with the Aero Tech Enduro gel padded shorts. Having worked union since 07, being US made is a bonus for me.
04-28-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

They very well could be a knockoff of the...

They very well could be a knockoff of the original. I just picked them up because I wanted to use a Bluetooth speaker and not have it rattle. And as I didn't have the speaker when I bought them,...
04-28-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

I am 99% sure this is the exact one I have. ...

I am 99% sure this is the exact one I have.
...
04-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

I think that would be to much of a vintage look...

I think that would be to much of a vintage look for this bike. Nothing against it, just not the right style.
04-27-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By Melvang

Bang for the buck cycling kit

Curious what brands I should be looking at for best bang for the buck circling shorts and jerseys. I know Rapha seems to be some of the better brands, but so pricey. Not discounting their quality,...
04-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,439
Posted By Melvang

https://www.narinsedc.com/blog/the-good-foodbad-fo...

https://www.narinsedc.com/blog/the-good-foodbad-food-myth

The only "good" and "bad" foods are what fit your fitness goals or if it was prepared well or poorly. The food itself is not good or bad....
04-26-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

It is the H series oven cure, even on the carbon...

It is the H series oven cure, even on the carbon fork. Carbon can be sprayed with H series with no issues. Just need to use a lower temp and a longer time. I believe the lowest temp suggestion...
04-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

Actually, this paint is surprisingly light. When...

Actually, this paint is surprisingly light. When I had the frame done, it shaved 32 grams off the frame alone. It is a ceramic based polymer that is sprayed at 0.0005" to 0.001" thick.
04-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Melvang

I have a bike trail that can use for that stuff....

I have a bike trail that can use for that stuff. I work third shift so pretty quiet at the time I get off work. It is straight and pretty flat. If memory is correct, I can ride 12 miles south and...
04-23-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Melvang

Tracking interval times during ride

So, I want to get started in interval training of some fashion. Not trying to race, just to see how far I can take my personal cycling. I know I need to figure my FTP, but I just got my power meter...
04-23-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,439
Posted By Melvang

There is no such thing as bad food. Dollar...

There is no such thing as bad food. Dollar weight, you simply need to be in a caloric deficit, that is all, and that is the only way excluding liposuction. To maintain muscle mass, you need protein....
04-22-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

I am sure my coater would do the masking for...

I am sure my coater would do the masking for that, but I have put her through enough hell with my mousepads. Up to 24"x20", and masking off a 4mm thick and edge. And no holes to hang for easier even...
04-22-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

Love the stuff. I have also done mouse pads for...

Love the stuff. I have also done mouse pads for gamers with it.

They do have some other shades of pink as well. This is one of the brighter shades, but it matches what Rolf Prima uses on their...
04-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

I refuse to paint titanium unless it is a logo or...

I refuse to paint titanium unless it is a logo or something of that nature. I much prefer the look of raw/brushed titanium. And I have a shop that does my Cerakote work. My frame, fork, and pink bits...
04-22-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

If I go pink and aluminum, I was going to have...

If I go pink and aluminum, I was going to have the same shop spray them with a matching pink, so color purchased won't matter. If I go titanium, they would be raw brushed finish, or anodized pink.
04-22-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

On the bike itself or the bottle cage suggestions?

On the bike itself or the bottle cage suggestions?
04-22-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

I wouldn't be opposed to pink water bottles. I...

I wouldn't be opposed to pink water bottles. I only have one right now. Used to carry a bluetooth speaker in one, hence the ugly large ratchet style cage on there now. My current bottle is gray...
04-22-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

Seat post is polished aluminum. Been considering...

Seat post is polished aluminum. Been considering hitting it with scotchbrite to knock down the luster.
04-22-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Melvang

Bottle cage suggestions.

So, I finished up my winter rebuild this week and am realizing how bad the bottle cages clash with the rest of the look. The bike is an unknown year CAAD4 R500. Obviously this isn't factory paint, I...
04-21-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,063
Posted By Melvang

Nothing wrong with a guy riding a bike with pink....

Nothing wrong with a guy riding a bike with pink. Just finished this build yesterday. ...
04-12-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,518
Posted By Melvang

Cut off military fatigues. There are 2 different...

Cut off military fatigues. There are 2 different weights, a summer and winter weight.
04-09-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Melvang

This is the correct answer. I have a CAAD4 and...

This is the correct answer. I have a CAAD4 and dropped 3/4 of a pound just in the wheels.
04-07-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,307
Posted By Melvang

Reading through this thread, I was wondering if...

Reading through this thread, I was wondering if someone was going to mention this.

I have used this method for studs with a "torque spec" of 40,000 foot pounds. The nuts were 6 7/8" flat to flat...
04-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

Besides, we have laundry service at work for our...

Besides, we have laundry service at work for our uniforms. Mostly because the uniform manufacturer has very strict washing guidelines to maintain the FR rating. So, I rarely wear actual dirty work...
04-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

Wasn't aware I was asking for validation.

Wasn't aware I was asking for validation.
04-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

Also, I said when I get called by my name, not...

Also, I said when I get called by my name, not because I was called by my name.
04-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

Wasn't meant to be. Just bored at work.

Wasn't meant to be. Just bored at work.
04-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

And not complaining, simply stating an...

And not complaining, simply stating an observation.
I didn't think it was that cryptic to understand that.
04-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

After 15 years in the construction trades and 5...

After 15 years in the construction trades and 5 years Navy, what others think of my appearance is about last on my short list of stuff to worry about.
04-06-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

Killing a little time at work while on running...

Killing a little time at work while on running repair.
04-06-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

I do occasionally when I walk in still grubby as...

I do occasionally when I walk in still grubby as hell from work. I have long hair, long beard, and work mechanical maintenance in a foundry. So I walk out pretty dirty on occasion.
04-06-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Melvang

Weird looks

Anyone else get weird looks occasionally from other customers when you walk into the bike shop and the general manager and other employees address you by your first name?
04-06-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,893
Posted By Melvang

It might be an unpopular opinion, but Cardio...

It might be an unpopular opinion, but Cardio doesn't burn as many extra calories as people think. Weight-loss is best handled in the kitchen. Strength training has a bigger impact on calories out...
04-06-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,562
Posted By Melvang

My old setup, saddle bag. just bought a...

My old setup, saddle bag.

just bought a quadlock for it though.
04-05-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,715
Posted By Melvang

For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and...

For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and pink accents. I don't have the cash yet for ti, so I had mine sprayed with titanium gray and prison pink H series Cerakote. With silver 105 groupset. ...
04-05-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Melvang

Shoe recommendation

Can anyone recommend a brand/line of 2 bolt cycling shows with a stuff sole and a generally wider toe box or available in wide sizes?

I use egg beaters on my road bike hence looking for a stiffer...
04-04-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Melvang

But a 26.8mm seatpost?? Carbon slipping under...

But a 26.8mm seatpost?? Carbon slipping under load like that is really hard on them
04-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Melvang

Shifters alone are going to cost more than that...

Shifters alone are going to cost more than that unless buying used or gray market. I just put 105 11 speed on my bike and shifters were $235.
03-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Melvang

Well aware of the reason for the cap. Was just...

Well aware of the reason for the cap. Was just looking for verification that I had the right tool. Not to worried about marring up anything. With the torque needed, I don't see it slipping.
03-26-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Melvang

If I was worried about a $10 difference from a...

If I was worried about a $10 difference from a plastic to a metal tool, I wouldn't have put $2,000 into a 15ish year old Cannondale, $1000 into my PC (looking to spend another $700), and just left...
03-26-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Melvang

Not worried about the $10 difference. Plus, the...

Not worried about the $10 difference. Plus, the BBT-10.2 has the hook for the plate, and has holes to hang in my bike tool cabinet.
03-26-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Melvang

This tool is $16 shipped from Amazon with tax. It...

This tool is $16 shipped from Amazon with tax. It works, isn't overly expensive, and simple. I don't know of any alternatives. This is my first hollowtech crankset. Just want to make sure I get the...
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