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Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By base2

Longer wheelbase is just plain under appreciated...

Longer wheelbase is just plain under appreciated these days. I spec'd my Rodriguez with 500mm chainstays for a reason. The bike itself is a bit slower than my racing bikes & that is to be expected...
08-05-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By base2

For the hanging rack, it makes sense to use a...

For the hanging rack, it makes sense to use a bungy cord to keep the front aligned & the rear wheel from spinning in the wind. Lighter bikes can act like a sail, so it also makes sense to use a strap...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 719
Posted By base2

I just input the destination & hit mute until I...

I just input the destination & hit mute until I get to where I actually need directions.

I live at the confluence of a few interstates & state routes & which route is fastest be Googles...
08-05-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By base2

I'm with the "trainer use only" club. How I've...

I'm with the "trainer use only" club.
How I've patched non-bicycle things before was to tightly wrap the tube or with enamled magnet wire or copper clad steel (because that is what I had on hand) &...
08-04-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By base2

I can't say about vintage. I suppose much of it...

I can't say about vintage. I suppose much of it has to do with whether or not the rim is hooked & whether or not the bead is intended for "hookless" rims or not.

Also, psi is literally "Pounds Per...
07-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,215
Posted By base2

I see nothing wrong with those numbers. It's...

I see nothing wrong with those numbers.
It's good to have the data from an actual measuring device. I suspected that the e-assist of the cargo bike was influencing Stravas estimates.

How far...
07-29-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By base2

Thanks. I think I'm sold on it now & I appreciate...

Thanks. I think I'm sold on it now & I appreciate the review. It sounds like it would be tremendously useful when it is needed.

Base2
07-29-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By base2

It has a large diameter hose that routes up to...

It has a large diameter hose that routes up to the handlebars for drinking and a mouth piece similar (same?) as you would find on a CamelBak.

Agreed, running through 4 litres in a day is not a...
07-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,832
Posted By base2

Ok, so this looks like this thread has run it's...

Ok, so this looks like this thread has run it's course as far as available options & it looks like the problem is pretty much solved for the OP.

I'm sharing this because the other day I was doing...
07-28-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,595
Posted By base2

With regard to the Arai drag brake: If the...

With regard to the Arai drag brake:

If the pads are glazed, then like any brake with glazed pads, it won't work.

Way back in the day, it was common to surface new drum pads so that when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By base2

I presume this is the Breezer from the other...

I presume this is the Breezer from the other thread about seat posts...

There is a relationship between stem length & handlebar width.

The trend in many bikes lately is to have really wide bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By base2

KOPS is just a starting point for weight...

KOPS is just a starting point for weight distribution between hands, saddle, & feet. There are countless examples of other fits where KOPS doesn't apply either because of the bikes intended use, be...
07-26-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,215
Posted By base2

The Garmin backend has been hit with ransomware...

The Garmin backend has been hit with ransomware the last couple of days. Apparently everything is all encrypted & disabled. That means no Garmin Connect, no mobile app & no uploading through either...
07-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,533
Posted By base2

Gosh-darn, you! Mrs. Base2 & myself have been...

Gosh-darn, you!
Mrs. Base2 & myself have been looking into a better tent than the million pound Glacier from the big-box store.

$1135 dollars later we have the Duplex, 8 stakes, 2 poles & I have...
07-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By base2

Ok. I learned something new here. Thanks! ...

Ok. I learned something new here.
Thanks!
:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,923
Posted By base2

I, for one, have found this thread particularly...

I, for one, have found this thread particularly entertaining.
Thanks Bike Forums!
:thumb:
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07-08-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By base2

Since when does a Recon not use a shock pump?...

Since when does a Recon not use a shock pump? Mine is set at 120psi cause I'm a fat clown, and my wife has hers at around 90psi 'cause she is normal person weight.

Having said that: Read the...
07-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,863
Posted By base2

Yikes! I suppose a great deal depends on how...

Yikes! I suppose a great deal depends on how events unfolded. If it looks pretty mangled then having a Trek shop do their thing certainly wouldn't hurt. If nothing else just for reassurance.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,923
Posted By base2

But if you can expend only 200 watts for the same...

But if you can expend only 200 watts for the same speed, you can go further for the same tiredness at the end of the day.

Or for the same 230 watts you can go faster.

It's watt savings per...
07-05-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,532
Posted By base2

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be...

WRT the salt/electrolyte thing: NuSalt can be found in the seasoning/spices section of the supermarket. NuSalt is 100% Potassium Chloride. 1 gram (1/6tsp) is 15% of your RDA & about 3 bananas worth...
07-03-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By base2

I award you +10 points, good sir! There is a...

I award you +10 points, good sir!
There is a lot of good info in here.
Thanks! :thumb:
07-03-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By base2

I run standard Shimano SPD PD-M520 or XTR...

I run standard Shimano SPD PD-M520 or XTR M-9000/9100 on every bike I own. There has never been any issue related to whether they are "better" (or worse) than flat pedals.

It is nice to know I'm...
07-02-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By base2

Contrary to popular myth, stainless steel (or,...

Contrary to popular myth, stainless steel (or, corrosion resistant steel for the pedantic) does have a magnetic attraction. It is much weaker than high carbon for sure, but it is there nonetheless.
...
07-02-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By base2

Yes. If you can, get yourself a track pump. One...

Yes.
If you can, get yourself a track pump. One with a pressure gage.
07-02-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By base2

That MOOTS is spot-on! :thumb: I get the...

That MOOTS is spot-on! :thumb:

I get the feeling you are more in the Novara or CO-OP brand end of the spectrum. Simple, reasonably well equiped, no frills, quality bikes. The usual assortment of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,978
Posted By base2

A rose by any other name...Call it "Partner...

A rose by any other name...Call it "Partner integrations," if you'd like. In any case, every ride anyone ever did that was from a "sponsor" was prioritized boldly & plainly at the top of the news...
07-02-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By base2

No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in...

No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in the last photo. You can tell by the sighting line that is adjacent to the bead. It dives into the rim at the label. It should be a consistant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,114
Posted By base2

I love how Gaimon crushed Thorfinn Sassquatch by...

I love how Gaimon crushed Thorfinn Sassquatch by a full minute & a half.

Classic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,978
Posted By base2

The truth is Strava has been burning through...

The truth is Strava has been burning through venture capital cash at an alarming rate for a long time. If they can't or don't stop the bleeding, then we won't have Strava at all.

I for one, run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,923
Posted By base2

I'd put them on par with Rubino Pro Slick III's...

I'd put them on par with Rubino Pro Slick III's or Vittoria Open Corsa 300tpi cotton clinchers.

The ride nice. They grip well. They are more durable & less fragile than either of the above listed...
07-02-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,863
Posted By base2

I know a guy in my Strava feed who got a wicked...

I know a guy in my Strava feed who got a wicked bubble in the chainstay just aft of the bottom bracket. Cool pictures. It might have something to do with his 400 mile weeks though. From what I hear...
07-01-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By base2

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27...

My gut feeling is that a 12 speed bike with 27 inch steel rims & a freewheel hub from the 1970's with down tube shifters may not be the best candidate for a gravel build.

Having said that:...
07-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,427
Posted By base2

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything....

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything. Everything.

It is not a fast aero racing bike but the low 20's is enough for a flat land cruise.
It's not a mountain bike but pulling a 25% grades with...
07-01-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By base2

Ha! Yeah, I sort of agree with qclabrat I'd...

Ha! Yeah, I sort of agree with qclabrat
I'd call "late '90's" the golden era, if there was such an era that could be attached to mountain bikes...& that's only because I still rock a hard tail '97...
06-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,430
Posted By base2

Yeah, but if you "downgrade" to Dura-Ace you can...

Yeah, but if you "downgrade" to Dura-Ace you can save almost 5 grand too. Some buyers just want to spend money because money = greatness. Add in Campagnolo to the exclusivity club & you've got a...
06-26-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,430
Posted By base2

The one I rode was a size 56. As many times as...

The one I rode was a size 56.
As many times as The Outlaw has been mentioned in this thread, & it's disc brake twin, The Bandito, I get the impression no one really believes a steel bike can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,114
Posted By base2

That is a good one. The highway just opened...

That is a good one.
The highway just opened about 2 weeks ago, btw. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,179
Posted By base2

I don't think it's possible to use too much. ...

I don't think it's possible to use too much.

The worst that'll happen is a stop at the blue office will be a messy affair.

I've only used it for a couple of double-century rides. The same jar...
06-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By base2

I really don't see the issue. They have a full...

I really don't see the issue. They have a full lane to do whatever it is they are going to do.

Is anyone running stopsigns or other tom-foolery?
Traffic right-of-way in uncontrolled intersections...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,456
Posted By base2

The problem with free speech is you can say...

The problem with free speech is you can say anything you want but are not immune from the consequences.

As it should be.

Anyone, anywhere is free to start their own web server, or stand in...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,456
Posted By base2

What kind of special & unique person gets worked...

What kind of special & unique person gets worked up into a frantic tizzy & melts by going on to create internet threads because their feeling were hurt that someone else's opinion that is not the...
06-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By base2

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You...

You can run a "tubeless" tire on any rim. You would need a tube if the rim is not compatible. The inability of the rim to contain the sealant, pressure, or manufacturer specification conformance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By base2

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is...

My numbers are not like your numbers. My RHR is around 50 these days.

I find I settle at around 110-130bpm for a steady 15-20 mph cruise.
140-150 for a motivated effort (300-350 watts) 20-25 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,200
Posted By base2

The advantage is very small. There is a lot more...

The advantage is very small. There is a lot more to it than the material the rim is made of.

Things do tend to add up though...and the longer/faster you ride the bigger the difference.

Compare...
06-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,650
Posted By base2

I carry both. The hand pump is for general use,...

I carry both.
The hand pump is for general use, because you'll never run out of atmoshpere.
The CO2 cartridge is only for if I ever need to seat the bead in a tubeless in the god-forbid situation I...
06-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By base2

Kudos. 👍

Kudos. 👍
06-21-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,958
Posted By base2

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals...

I don't mean to contradict you, but my pedals turn at the same rotation as the chain ring, unless it's broken...[/QUOTE]

I have a Schlumpf Speed Drive. on my mountain bike. "Low" is 1:1, direct...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By base2

I've never known a SRAM front derailleur, of any...

I've never known a SRAM front derailleur, of any vintage to work well. My wife hates hers. And although it should work, it doesn't. It's not adjustment of the limit screws. It's not cable tension....
06-19-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By base2

Somebody added the cable stop clamp on the down...

Somebody added the cable stop clamp on the down tube. The proper shifters are, some version of aero downtube shifters.

Not dissimilar to these. (https://www.ebay.com/p/1130457211?iid=272595844117)...
06-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By base2

1mm is a lot! Is it in the freehub body? In the...

1mm is a lot!
Is it in the freehub body? In the cassette fitment? the hub sliding back & forth on the axle or the deflection at the rim? Deflection of the cassette?
We need specifics.

If it is...
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